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‘Black Panther’ trailer wins top honor at the Golden Trailer Awards

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“Wakanda forever” is right.

Marvel smash Black Panther took home $1.3 billion at the global box office, and the top prize at the Golden Trailer Awards.

The trailer titled “Crown,” won Best of Show on Thursday night at the 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Since 1999, the GTAs have honored the top of the film trailer crop, from blockbusters to independent films, documentaries and everything in between.

“Crown,” created by Walt Disney Studios’ Create Advertising Group, gave us one of our most detailed looks into Wakanda and the Golden City, and offered up plenty of glimpses of T’Challa’s tech-fuelled Black Panther transformation. Read more…

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Dark vs. Light: ‘Star Wars’ fans storm social media with dueling ‘Last Jedi’ opinions

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Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.

The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.

Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.

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Let's run down the 5 (five!) end credits scenes in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'

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Spoiler alert: This post contains major spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The reports are true: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has a whopping 5 (five!) end-credits scenes.

That’s a lot to take in, even if you’re the kind of diehard Marvel fan who’d give your left eye to spend your days flying around with Rocket.

Fortunately, that’s where we come on. Here’s a rundown on what those sequences are – and what they might mean for the future of the Marvel universe.

1. Kraglin learns to use an arrow

Kraglin is played by Sean Gunn, younger brother of Guardians director James Gunn and the on-set stand-in for Rocket (who is voiced by Bradley Cooper).

Kraglin is played by Sean Gunn, younger brother of Guardians director James Gunn and the on-set stand-in for Rocket (who is voiced by Bradley Cooper).

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Fans adequately recreate Darth Vader's 'Rogue One' scene at Star Wars Celebration

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If you’re going to re-enact Darth Vader’s big Rogue One moment, you won’t find a more appreciative audience than the one at Star Wars Celebration.

Spoilers, I guess?

There’s a big scene at the end of Rogue One where a datachip containing the Death Star plans are ferried by Rebel forces to Princess Leia’s ship, the same one she’s aboard at the start of A New Hope. As the datachip passes from soldier to soldier in an extended sequence, we see Darth Vader wrecking everyone with his lightsaber… and drawing ever-closer.

This fan version nails the vibe of that scene. It even corrects Rogue One most horrifying misstep: it doesn’t end with a CG Carrie Fisher. Read more…

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Rogue None: Why the Force isn't with Star Wars at the Oscars

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As Yoda might put it: awards make not one great. 

That’s about the only consolation for the Rogue One crew in the wake of the 2017 Academy Awards. The movie was nominated in two categories, visual effects and sound mixing. It lost in both — continuing a 33-year streak in which no Star Wars movie has won a single Oscar. 

If you’re a farm boy just in from Tatooine, you might look at the list of winners and conclude that Suicide Squad was a greater success than Rogue One — a billion-dollar international box office hit that has garnered more critical acclaim than almost any other in the Star Wars franchise.  Read more…

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Rogue None: Why the Force isn't with Star Wars at the Oscars

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As Yoda might put it: awards make not one great. 

That’s about the only consolation for the Rogue One crew in the wake of the 2017 Academy Awards. The movie was nominated in two categories, visual effects and sound mixing. It lost in both — continuing a 33-year streak in which no Star Wars movie has won a single Oscar. 

If you’re a farm boy just in from Tatooine, you might look at the list of winners and conclude that Suicide Squad was a greater success than Rogue One — a billion-dollar international box office hit that has garnered more critical acclaim than almost any other in the Star Wars franchise.  Read more…

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The cast of 'Moonlight' front new Calvin Klein underwear campaign

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There’s no stopping the cast of Moonlight.

Fresh from the utter sh*tstorm that was the Oscars, Academy Award-winning Mahershala Ali and his fellow co-stars Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes are fronting a captivating underwear campaign for Calvin Klein.

Shot by Willy Vanderperre, the campaign is a series of black and white photographs which are a mix of fashion shots and close-up portraits of the actors. 

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The cast of 'Moonlight' front new Calvin Klein underwear campaign

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There’s no stopping the cast of Moonlight.

Fresh from the utter sh*tstorm that was the Oscars, Academy Award-winning Mahershala Ali and his fellow co-stars Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes are fronting a captivating underwear campaign for Calvin Klein.

Shot by Willy Vanderperre, the campaign is a series of black and white photographs which are a mix of fashion shots and close-up portraits of the actors. 

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Iranian film 'The Salesman' wins Oscar in biggest political statement of the night

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Director Asghar Farhadi’s absence at the Oscars on Sunday spoke almost as loudly as the award itself.

The Iranian filmmaker, who won his second Oscar for The Salesman, did not accept the award in person because he and other members of the film’s cast boycotted the awards following President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for a second time,” Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari said reading a statement from Farhadi on stage. “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight, my absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” Read more…

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Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in making a few Trump jokes at the Oscars

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Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel didn’t take too may jabs at President Donald Trump during the opening monologue on Sunday.

But when he did, they were pretty good.

“Maybe this is not a popular thing to say but I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”

That was among the few jokes about the president the host made to kick off Hollywood’s biggest night.

He opened the monologue by saying while many advised him to “say something to unite” viewers, he “can’t do that.” Read more…

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Perfect 6-for-6 sweep: 'Moonlight' walks through the Indie Spirits

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In the beginning, there was Moonlight. At the end, there was also Moonlight.

Writer/director Barry Jenkins’ deeply resonant cinematic tryptich of a young Miami man’s life won all six Independent Spirit Awards for which it was nominated Saturday — including the first award given away, and the last — a triumphant result for the film many hope can upset La La Land at the Academy Awards.

Moonlight was the odds-on favorite at the Indie Spirits, but a sweep was hardly guaranteed. It became a reality, though, over the course of an afternoon beneath a giant white tent on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier. Read more…

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Yes, something actually beat Batman v. Superman for Worst Picture at the 2017 Razzies

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Blockbuster letdown Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was considered the favorite at this year’s Razzies, AKA, the Golden Raspberry Awards for terrible movies, having racked up a whopping eight nominations.

With those kinds of odds, one would think it’d take a pretty gut-wrenchingly awful movie to upset the widely-panned superhero bonanza in each of the event’s top (or bottom) prizes.

Luckily for Zack Snyder and company, Razzie voters found such a film in…conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party. Read more…

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Donald Glover will be the new Simba, but Mufasa will be a familiar face

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Can you feel the love tonight? Well, it’s all up in Jon Favreau’s Twitter feed. 

The director announced Friday night that Donald Glover will be playing Simba in the live-action remake of the beloved Disney classic The Lion King alongside the actor who voiced the original Mufasa.

The Twitter announcement had Glover (Atlanta) fans swooning and tossing as many Lion King GIFs at Favreau as possible. James Earl Jones, who voiced Simba’s ill-fated father Mufasa in the original cartoon, will be back in the same role. Read more…

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This vintage-looking cardboard instant camera is a hipster dream

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Remember those analog cameras with bellows you used to only see in history books?

Well, now you can actually own one that’ll work with newfangled Fujifilm Instax Mini paper.

The Jollylook instant camera, which just reached its funding goal on Kickstarter, is the first of its kind to be made from recycled paper and cardboard.

Pull out the viewfinder, look through it, and click to trigger the shutter.

Then eject the photo from the top of the camera by turning the handle. As metal rollers push the photo paper up, they break the seal containing the processing liquid, initiating the development process on the instant film.  Read more…

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All 12 times the stars at the SAG Awards threw shade at Donald Trump

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LOS ANGELES — Thirteen categories, 12 messages of unity with Muslim Americans and/or Donald Trump zingers.

The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were nothing if not consistent in message.

Whether scathing or subtle, just about everyone who took the stage Sunday night to collect an award had something to say about the #MuslimBan — starting with the red carpet and lasting all the way to the final speech.

Here are all 12 times the issue was addressed on the telecast:

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Ashton Kutcher was first to speak at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Ashton Kutcher was first to speak at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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This 'Hidden Figures' cosplay is the cutest

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Just a few days after news of a best picture nomination for Hidden Figures, its star Taraji P. Henson enchanted her Instagram followers with a photo of sweet cosplay inspired by the film. 

The photo shows three young girls dressed as the film’s leading women, Katherine Johnson (played by Henson), Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (played by Octavia Spencer). 

She captioned the photo: “I do what I do #SoTheBabiesCanDream.” 

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St. Vincent directed a horror film and the chilling trailer is finally out

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St. Vincent (née Annie Clark) is adding one more title to her already long resumé: horror film director. 

The musician shared the first trailer for XX, an all female-directed anthology of horror films that contains four spooky stories. Clark’s bit, The Birthday Party, marks the rockstar’s first time in the director’s chair. The film will be available in theaters and on demand (iTunes and Amazon video) on Feb. 17th. 

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Cher will star in Lifetime's movie about the Flint water crisis

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Cher is set to star in Lifetime’s original movie Flint, which will tell the ongoing tale of water contamination poisoning residents of a Michigan city.

On Thursday, Deadline reported that the award-winning actress will also be executive producing the TV movie along with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric, with a script by Barbara Stepansky.

The film — which will be based on a February 2016 Time cover story, “The Toxic Tap” — is set to be directed by Oscar-nominated Bruce Beresford. 

Cher has voiced her concern for the water crisis and residents of Flint on social media in the past, and back in January 2016, the singer donated thousands of water bottles to aid in the crisis.   Read more…

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