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Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

February 10, 2016 15:00:45 Posted at February 10, 2016 15:00:45
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Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Ryan Coogler for Grownups

February 9, 2016 18:53:16 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:53:16
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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While Sly Stallone was celebrating his Oscar nomination, his director, Ryan Coogler, who was not recognised by the Academy, was at the AARP Awards as Creed was named Best Intergenerational Movie. How’s that for diversity? He not only gave us a new Rocky, with a black future, but also represented maturity – which is not typically a treasured quality in Hollywood. Full Story

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Rocky & Alicia

February 9, 2016 18:39:59 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:39:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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You’re looking at what could be the Best Supporting Actor and Actress at the Oscars on February 28th. Sylvester Stallone and Alicia Vikander were both at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon yesterday and then at The Hollywood Reporter party afterwards. Sly seems to be in the lead right now in his race but there could still be a surprise. Full Story

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Rachel’s award season

February 9, 2016 18:07:24 Posted at February 9, 2016 18:07:24
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was a busy weekend for Rachel McAdams. She was at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday. On Saturday she was with Spotlight director Tom McCarthy at the Directors Guild Awards. And then yesterday she was at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon to celebrate her first nomination. This is not the year that Rachel will win. Full Story

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Forget Revenant Bear, now we have Bill Murray Bear

February 9, 2016 17:36:49 Posted at February 9, 2016 17:36:49
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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And isn’t that the best of all fake computer movie bears? A new trailer for Jon Favreau’s update of The Jungle Book was released as part of the Super Bowl Trailer Apocalypse, and goddamn this movie looks gorgeous. Watch the new trailer and keep in mind two things: 1) The animals are not real, not even one, and 2) none of the locations are real, either. Full Story

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Teasing and torturing Leonardo DiCaprio

February 9, 2016 16:28:33 Posted at February 9, 2016 16:28:33
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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It was decided weeks and weeks ago – Leonardo DiCaprio will win Best Actor for being cold in The Revenant. Everybody knows this. Everyone in his category knows this. Even science knows this. Have you seen the Best Actor analysis on FiveThirtyEight Full Story

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Ryan & Blake for Deadpool

February 9, 2016 15:49:03 Posted at February 9, 2016 15:49:03
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Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool opens on Friday. Reviews so far have been pretty good. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago – click here for a refresher – I’m not sure he’s worked as hard at promotion as he has on this press tour. Full Story

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Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years

February 9, 2016 15:15:01 Posted at February 9, 2016 15:15:01
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How well do you know your partner? How well do you think you would—or could—know them, if given forty-five years together? Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years is a film about marriage but concerned with knowing, and it is a devastating, slow-motion vivisection of a marriage shaken by knowledge. Full Story

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Don’t forget about the X-Men!

February 9, 2016 14:33:03 Posted at February 9, 2016 14:33:03
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Sunday’s Super Bowl Trailer Apocalypse also included a new TV spot for X-Men: Apocalypse, the superhero movie I can never seem to remember is coming out this summer. I’m sure this movie will be fine and that it will make a bunch of money, but doesn’t it feel like an afterthought coming on the heels of Superhero Face Punch and Captain America: Civil War? Every time it comes up I have an “Oh yeah, that exists” reaction, and it’s my job to keep track of this stuff. Full Story

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Jason Bourne’s Fight Club

February 8, 2016 18:06:37 Posted at February 8, 2016 18:06:37
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The Super Bowl Trailer Apocalypse continues with the first look at Matt Damon’s return as Jason Bourne, in a movie creatively titled Jason Bourne. That is a seriously sh*t title, but I suppose after making an off-brand Bourne movie without Jason, they need to remind everyone that THIS is the kind of Bourne movie you remember and love. Full Story

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