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The ‘Mowgli’ trailer gives us a major Visual Effects Oscar contender

The first trailer for Mowgli, the second live-action telling of The Jungle Book is here and like its 2016 predecessor it’s going to be a major contender for the Visual Effects Oscar. It is the second feature film from actor Andy Serkis, whose first film Breathe was released last year. Serkis is best known for his motion-capture work in the ...

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The hilarious first trailer for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ starring Constance Wu is here

The first trailer and poster for Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians is here. Based on the international best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore (“What about us taking an adventure East?” “Like, Queens?”). Excited ...

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The new ‘Ocean’s 8’ trailer is exactly what you need today

Having this much fun should be a crime. Oscar winners Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway will be ready to kick your summer off as they join Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling, Emmy-winner Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Grammy-winner Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter and we have the new trailer to whet your appetite for the heist of the century. Warner Bros ...

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‘Creed II’ Begins Production in Philadelphia; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson Return

Production begins today in Philadelphia on Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively. Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Just as Frances McDormand did in Best Actress, we have a new leader in Best Picture and it’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The margin may be slim (it’s just a single point ahead of Dunkirk) but something impressive to note is that it essentially flip-flopped with The Shape of Water, Fox Searchlight’s other top contender. Last month Dunkirk and ...

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Oscar Podcast #55: New Academy Members, Fall Festivals and July Oscar Predictions

This 55th Oscar podcast I’m joined by no less than three esteemed Gold Rush Gang members – Jason Osiason, Richard Anthony and Matt Dinn. We open on a discussion of the 774 Academy invitees announced two weeks ago and some of the backlash against names some felt were diluting the membership. We talk about how last year’s new group impacted Moonlight‘s Best Picture win this ...

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Oscar Profile: Dunkirk

Dunkirk Warner Bros – 7/21 Dir: Christopher Nolan Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy What It’s About: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Pros: Christopher Nolan doing a WWII story that stars two ...

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Oscar Profile: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. – 10/6 Dir: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas What It’s About: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into ...

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