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Critics’ Choice Awards Returns to The CW

Critics’ Choice Awards Returns to The CW
The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced Tuesday that the annual Critics’ Choice Awards will return to The CW Network in 2018.

The 22nd annual event will air live on Thursday, Jan. 11. It will again combine film and television honors and take place at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.

“Bfca and Btja are thrilled to be back on The CW, where many of our finest Cca shows were nurtured,” said Bfca President Joey Berlin. “The CW is home to some of the best shows anywhere on broadcast television, and we’re looking forward to being back in their company for years to come.”

A&E aired the Critics’ Choice Awards the last three years. Prior to the previous CW stint, VH1 aired the show.

Earlier this year Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” won eight Critics’ Choice Awards, including best picture and best director. “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Game of Thrones” and “Silicon Valley
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Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch

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Jim Carrey’s Artist Life: Inside His Friendship With Spike Jonze, Dense Personal Archives, and His ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Role Switch
It was already an exciting evening at Moma on Tuesday night when Jim Carrey, Spike Jonze, and Chris Smith sat down for a Q&A following a screening of “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.” Then Michael Stipe showed up, and the crowd went wild all over again.

The movie, directed by Smith and produced by Jonze, tracks Carrey’s extreme, method-like immersion into the role of Andy Kaufman on the set of Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” The footage, which sat in Carrey’s personal archives for over a decade, finds Carrey baffling everyone on set (and beyond it). The project came together after Carrey sent the footage to Jonze, who brought Smith onboard.

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Spike said, ‘You know, I could do something with that, maybe,’” Carrey recalled.
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Keith Stanfield & Gregory Kasyan in First Trailer for 'Quest' Graffiti Film

"So what's it about?" "Leaving a mark, getting respect." A trailer has debuted for a new indie drama titled Quest, a story about a young kid who loves tagging and graffiti, and meets a friend who might help guide him in life. Young actor Gregory Kasyan stars as Mills, a 12 year old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. His home life is mess with an abusive dad and a mom who doesn't believe him. His school life isn't much better. A sympathetic teacher and champion of at risk kids enters his life. Co-starring Dash Mihok, Keith Stanfield, Lou Diamond Phillips, Betsy Brandt, Sepideh Moafi, Marlyne Barrett, Allen Maldonado, and Karen Kahn. This is premiering at a few film festivals this fall, but otherwise hasn't made much of an impact yet. Looks like it could be a cool low-key indie about the art of graffiti. Check it out. Here's
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‘Quest’ Trailer: Lakeith Stanfield, Dash Mihok & More Make Their Mark [Exclusive]

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It might seem like some scribbles with a can of paint, but for some artists, graffiti is everything. That pull of leaving your mark on your world drives the based on a true story drama “Quest,” and today we have the exclusive trailer for the film.

Starring Dash Mihok, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lakeith Stanfield, Betsy Brandt, and Gregory Kasyan, co-written and directed by Santiago Rizzo, the film follows a young kid leading a troubled life, and the teach and coach who hopes to point him in a new direction.

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Flickering Myth Film Class: How to Open Strongly

In the latest instalment of Flickering Myth’s film class, Tom Jolliffe looks at how to open strongly…

It takes a great deal to get an audience to succumb to your film. You need to keep their attention for the entirety of the film. The best way to hook them in of course is to open strong.

Whether an action film, horror, or any other genre, setting the tone for your film is essential. Even if you know you’re going to flip things up and surprise. If you begin with subversion, then the audience can expect something a little unexpected. Of course whether they get that is down to the skill in translating a strong opening and making it last through until a strong finale. There are countless examples of films opening fantastically only fall away pretty quickly. For a recent example just look at Spectre. Fantastic opening. Whilst
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Exclusive: 'Vice Principals' Star Kimberly Hébert Gregory Reflects on Breakout Year

Exclusive: 'Vice Principals' Star Kimberly Hébert Gregory Reflects on Breakout Year
At the 69th Primetime Emmys, Sterling K. Brown took home his second consecutive Emmy, this time for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us. It was another marker of success for the unofficial graduating class of actors -- Brown, André Holland (The Knick and Moonlight), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta and This Is Us) and Kimberly Hébert Gregory -- that starred in the 2009 Off-Broadway production of the Brothers/Sisters Plays by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Moonlight earlier this year.

“Look at us now: an Oscar winner, two-time Emmy winner, and all of us working and winning at the same time,” Gregory tells Et. “I’m filled with joy, pride and humility. We came from a place of working in the theater and scraping just to get by. We all trained hard and studied at various schools, and I truly feel it’s a confluence of our ancestors
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‘November Criminals’ Trailer: Ansel Elgort Goes From ‘Baby Driver’ to ‘Brick’ in This Indie Mystery Drama

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‘November Criminals’ Trailer: Ansel Elgort Goes From ‘Baby Driver’ to ‘Brick’ in This Indie Mystery Drama
Ansel Elgort is riding the success of “Baby Driver” right into the fall, in which he stars opposite Chloë Grace Moretz in the indie murder mystery “November Criminals.” Based on the novel of the same name by Sam Munson, the film stars the two Ya favorites as a pair of college-bound friends who team up to try and solve the mysterious death of one of their classmates. Think “Brink” with a dash of romance and a bit more conventional.

November Criminals” is directed by British journalist-turned-filmmaker Sacha Gervasi, best known for directing the documentary “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” and the Anthony Hopkins-starring “Hitchcock.” He’s currently in production on the HBO original movie My Dinner With Hervé, starring Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage. The supporting cast includes Tessa Albertson, Catherine Keener, and David Strathairn.

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Today in Movie Culture: Spike Jonze's New Live Dance Film, John Carpenter's New 'Christine' Music Video and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Short Film of the Day: Spike Jonze filmed part of a new short dance film starring Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield on The Tonight Show:   Music Video of the Day: John Carpenter revisits and pays tribute to his adaptation of Christine in his new music video:   Movie Parody of the Day: James Corden is Pennywise the clown at the office in this Late Late Show parody of It:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Pennywise, watch a time-lapse video of a BFI staffer being turned into the It clown:   Visual Effects Reel of the Day: Ilm shared a look "behind the magic" of its visual effects...

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Spike Jonze Created a Live Dance Film With Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’

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Spike Jonze Created a Live Dance Film With Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’
Spike Jonze is a multi-talented writer, director, and now, a dance show producer. The award-winning director behind such fare as Her and Being John Malkovich tried his hand at creating a “live dance film” for the first time, on the set of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. And the result is a short film as abstract and eccentric as […]

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Short Film Proves Dave Bautista is the Future’s Biggest Ass Kicker — Watch

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Short Film Proves Dave Bautista is the Future’s Biggest Ass Kicker — Watch
Denis Villeneuve has decided to celebrate the upcoming release of “Blade Runner 2049” by commissioning three short films that bridge the gap between the original “Blade Runner” and his highly anticipated sequel. The first centered around Jared Leto’s villain, the Replicant manufacturer named Niander Wallace, and now the second short film has arrived and puts David Bautista’s Sapper Morton front and center.

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Bautista already has one blockbuster under his belt this year thanks to Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” where he reprised his role as Drax the Destroyer, and “Blade Runner 2049” should easily be his second. We’ll have to wait until the full feature to learn everything there is to know about Sapper, but the prequel short does prove one thing we all know: Bautista
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Watch Spike Jonze Direct Live Dance Number on 'Fallon'

Watch Spike Jonze Direct Live Dance Number on 'Fallon'
Filmmaker Spike Jonze adapted his new theatrical dance piece, Changers: A Dance Story, into a short film live on The Tonight Show Wednesday. The piece stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice Through the Looking Glass) and Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) and features choreography from Ryan Heffington.

Changers explores the evolution of a relationship through dance, and Jonze's Tonight Show short offered a snippet that blends lovestruck energy and uncertainty. The performance begins with a clever visual gag as Wasikowska and Stanfield wake up in bed to a bright spotlight and twinkling piano, exchange
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Spike Jonze Creates Live Dance Film on 'The Tonight Show'

Famed director Spike Jonze used Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show on Wednesday as the set for a live dance short. The film features actor Lakeith Stanfield (known for his roles on FX series Atlanta and Get Out) with actress Mia Wasikowska.

After laying together in bed, the two get up and slowly go through the motions, in what seems to be morning, before jostling into a dance routine choreographed by Ryan Heffington — the man behind Sia's moving dance-based video for "Chandelier." The song is "Nobody Speak" by DJ Shadow featuring Run the Jewels, and the short is a snippet adapted from Changers: A...
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Mia Wasikowska, Lakeith Stanfield Dance on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’ (Video)

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Mia Wasikowska, Lakeith Stanfield Dance on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’ (Video)
Spike Jonze previewed his upcoming dance performance show in the only way he knew how: by filming a short film live on the set of “The Tonight Show.” Host Jimmy Fallon took a step back to let Jonze, along with stars Mia Wasikowska (“Crimson Peak”) and Lakeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) take over the set for around four minutes. The two actors in the performance, which sets up the couple’s relationship as it will be seen across “Changers, A Dance Story.” The story about relationships, as told through movement and dance, will be playing at the Ellen Stewart Theatre in New York City this.
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‘All the Money in the World’ First Trailer: Kevin Spacey Will Shock You as J. Paul Getty

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‘All the Money in the World’ First Trailer: Kevin Spacey Will Shock You as J. Paul Getty
Watch out, Gary Oldman. Just when it seemed like the actor had this year’s Oscar-ready transformation on lockdown, here comes Kevin Spacey to throw a major curveball. The first trailer for Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” has arrived, and it features a shockingly unrecognizable Spacey as J. Paul Getty.

Scott’s second feature of the year following the disappointing “Alien: Covenant,” “Money” finds the director firmly back in adult drama territory. Written by David Scarpa, goes behind the scenes of the kidnapping of 16-year-old J. Paul Getty III. Spacey is joined by Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg.

Ridley Scott stormed Oscar season in 2015 with “The Martian,” which went on to earn nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor. Ridley Scott was one of the major snubs left out of the Best Director race, and he’s still seeking his first ever Oscar win for directing.
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Spike Jonze Shoots An Amazing Live Dance Film Starring Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield — Watch

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Spike Jonze Shoots An Amazing Live Dance Film Starring Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield — Watch
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” got a shot of adrenaline last night when Spike Jonze showed up to shoot a live music video starring indie darling Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield. Jonze shot the entire three-and-a-half-minute short film live on Fallon’s set, which makes it’s overwhelming beauty all the more impressive.

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The piece is adapted from Jonze’s “Changers: A Dance Story,” a 30-minute narrative told entirely through dance and body movement. The performative piece is playing at the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in New York beginning this Friday. The music is from Run the Jewels.

“I decided to make this 40-minute dance narrative where there’s no dialogue,”Jonze told Fallon. “All the dialogue is communicated through their dance. This is the first piece of a 30-minute film.”

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‘Red Sparrow’ First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is the World’s Deadliest Russian Assassin

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‘Red Sparrow’ First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence is the World’s Deadliest Russian Assassin
Jennifer Lawrence is earning a ton of buzz for her shocking performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!,” but that’s not the only new role of hers you’ll get to see in the near future. 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for next year’s espionage drama “Red Sparrow,” which finally gives the Oscar-winning actress the James Bond role we’ve been waiting for.

Red Sparrow” reunites Lawrence with director Francis Lawrence, who was behind the camera for three “The Hunger Games” movies. The actress plays a Russian ballerina named Dominika who becomes the newest recruit for the Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. Her allegiance is tested, however, when she meets an American CIA agent, played by Joel Edgerton.

Watch the first “Red Sparrow” trailer below. The movie opens on March 2, 2018.

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Crown Heights – Review

Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner, in director Matt Ruskin’s Crown Heights. Photo courtesy of IFC Films ©

Crown Heights is a gripping thriller/drama based on the true story of a teenage immigrant from Trinidad accused of murdering a man he never met. The film takes us on a harrowing journey of an innocent man’s descent into the criminal justice system but also illuminates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of friendship. Elevated by a remarkable quiet yet powerful performance by Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights is as tense and nail-biting as any taut fictional crime thriller, but with the chill of truth underscoring the events.

Writer/director Matt Ruskin based his film on a true story of injustice brought to light in an episode of NPR’s “This American Life.” Colin Warner, an 18-year-old Trinidad native living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights in 1980, is falsely accused of murder,
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Masi Oka on Producing ‘Death Note’, Adam Wingard, and the ‘Mega Man’ Movie

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From director Adam Wingard and based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows high schooler Light (Nat Wolff), who comes across a supernatural notebook. Upon realizing that it holds a dangerous and scary power that allows its owner to write someone’s name in it while picturing their face, resulting in their death, Light quickly becomes caught up in the godlike ability offered to him by Ryuk (voiced by Willem Dafoe), attracting the attention of his classmate Mia (Margaret Qualley), as well as the mysterious L (Lakeith Stanfield). During this 1-on-…
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League reshoot details, Affleck exiting The Batman (again), Wonder Woman bonus scene, first look at The Wasp and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Justice League Mortal, The Batman, Justice League Dark, Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 2, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Batgirl, The Joker, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Titans, Batman and Harley, Batman and Harley Quinn, The Lego Batman Movie, Deadpool 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Fantastic Four, Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Inhumans, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Defenders, The Crow, Hellboy and more…

The mystery surrounding Joss Whedon’s credit on Justice League appears to be solved, with a credit list for Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC blockbuster revealing that Zack Snyder is to receive sole director’s credit, while Whedon is listed as a screenwriter alongside Chris Terrio. Meanwhile, some new rumours on the much-publicised reboots have surfaced, claiming that Whedon is maintaining Snyder’s vision
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‘Death Note’ Review From the Eyes of A Newbie

Okay. So you read the title and you clicked. By now you know what you’re getting yourself into. A review about a film that’s based on an anime which I have never seen. Yes, that’s right. I have never seen the original ‘Death Note‘ anime. I have heard of it before and even know that Taylor Swift wrote a hit song based on it. With that being said, I will do this review more as if the film is a standalone rather than make heavy comparisons to the source the film is based on since I do not feel qualified to do. Now that that’s out of the way let’s get onto the review.

(Caution: Some spoilers ahead)

In Death Note a high schooler, Light Turner (Nat Wolff), comes across a mysterious book that when in ones possession, that person has the ability to write
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