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The Best Movie Action Scenes of 2017

<i>Harrison Abbott on the best movie action scenes of 2017…</i><p>It’s that time again. That’s right, it’s time for arbitrary lists that subjectively rank the …

Movies

Washington film critics hand top prize to Get Out

<b>Get Out</b> continued its awards season push by winning a pair of prizes at the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association awards ceremony, including …

Movies

Here’s When Ben Affleck May Quit Playing Batman, And Who’s Top Pick To Replace Him

<i>Pictured:</i> Ben Affleck, presumably on the phone with his agent.<p>Last night we learned Warner is restructuring their DC films after <i>Justice League</i>‘s less-than-stellar reviews and profits. Buried in <i>Variety</i>‘s report on the matter was the news that it’s “highly unlikely” Ben Affleck will play Batman in <i>The</i> …

Batman

Matt Reeves Recasting Ben Affleck For ‘The Batman’

Appearing first in Zack Snyder’s dark superhero showdown movie <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, Ben Affleck’s middle-aged bruiser of Batman was …

Batman

Jane Goodall Was ‘Haunted’ By ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ Wants More Human Leaders to Behave Like Caesar

The world's most famous primatologist reviews the most ape-friendly blockbuster of the year.<p>The acclaimed Jane Goodall documentary “Jane” is a …

Movies

Rumor Jon Hamm Is 'Gunning' For Batman Role

Amid reports that Ben Affleck will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne in Warner Bros.’ <i>Flashpoint</i> but <i>not</i> in the planned Batman movie, another star is …

Batman

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’: Inside The Creation of Steve Zahn’s Scene-Stealing Bad Ape

Weta Digital created a new kind of fast-talking, frenetic ape, which posed several animation and performance challenges.<p>While Andy Serkis was …

Award Shows

The New York Times' Great Performers' Shorts, Ranked

by Ilich MejiaEvery year, The New York Times Magazine picks their greatest performers of the year. This year's top ten each got to star in their own …

Timothée Chalamet

The 10 Best Actors of the Year

<i>—</i><p><b>Daniel Kaluuya</b><p><i>Film: Get Out</i><p>The shot from Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” that probably pops into your head first — it was in the trailers and will no doubt feature in the Oscar reel — is of Daniel Kaluuya in close-up, his eyes open wide and overflowing with tears. It’s a pivotal moment, for sure, both in …

Long-form Journalism

As Oscar season gets underway, let us now praise great actors in bad movies

Anyone who sees “Darkest Hour” this weekend will come away with at least one certainty: Gary Oldman is a shoo-in to receive an Oscar nomination, and might even win for his portrayal of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.<p>Fair enough: Oldman’s performance is nothing if not awards-worthy, as he …

Lifestyle

Bloody good: Hollywood actors take on horror archetypes for New York Times short films

When you get right down to it, 2017 was a phenomenal year for the genre of horror. Now, some might say that extends to politics as well, but we're …

Timothée Chalamet

Deadpool to become Pikachu in new Pokemon live-action movie

Ryan Reynolds will play the electric Pokemon. And he’ll be saying more than just “Pikachu.”<p>What's both cute <i>and</i> hot? That'll be Ryan Reynolds playing Pikachu.<p>The 41 year-old actor has agreed to star in a new live-action Pokemon movie, The Hollywood Reporter said on Wednesday. First announced last …

Movies

AFI Awards Name 10 Best Movies and TV Shows of 2017

| Thu., Dec. 7, 2017 1:40 PM<p>Honorees for the <b>2017 AFI Awards</b> were announced Wednesday afternoon. In addition to recognizing 10 groundbreaking movies, …

TV

AFI Top 10 Movies Of 2017: ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Get Out’, ‘Shape Of Water’, ‘The Post’ & More

The American Film Institute has announced their annual AFI Movies of the Year list and the most surprising thing about it is there are no real …

Movies

Fox & IMAX Sign Multi-Picture Deal for NEW MUTANTS, DARK PHOENIX, GAMBIT

Credit: 20th Century Fox<p>20th Century Fox and IMAX have renewed their longstanding partnership to screen five upcoming films in IMAX, including <b>New</b> …

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How to play Churchill: Keep calm, carry on and spend hours in the makeup chair

Let's be clear: That aged, portly man with a bulbous nose, drooping jowls and a hairline in full retreat you see onscreen throughout "Darkest Hour" …

Entertainment

A Disney-Fox Deal Would Mean Far More Than Just 'X-Men' Joining Marvel

I have thus far avoided dipping my toes into the whole “Disney might buy Fox” story, both because Disney might not buy Fox and because there are tons of unanswered questions even if the deal does go through. But I do find distress in those who discuss this news entirely in terms of Fox’s Marvel …

Movies

The Fascinating Implications of a Disney–21st Century Fox Deal

A disturbance in the force has emerged in the entertainment industry, as CNBC reported Tuesday that Disney is closing in on a deal to acquire a large …

TV

The Best Movies of 2017 (and Where to Watch Them)

A strong year for dramas, but also action and horror movies too.<p>What to Catch Up on Ahead of the Oscars<p>The funny thing about a "Best of 2017" list is that most of the year's strongest movies come out at the <i>end</i> of 2017, with hopes of being celebrated in 2018. (No brainer Oscar contender P.T. …

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The numbers are in: The highest-grossing movie franchises of 2017

Image Credits:YouTube/<p>A lot of movies released this year were either a hit or a miss, but the following franchises blasted our socks off (again) and …

Movies

"Smaller studios will define the future of video game storytelling"

The video games industry has made significant advances in almost every aspect of development: visual quality, audio, art and design. But there is one …

Gaming Industry

Wonder Woman lands 3 Critics’ Choice Award nominations

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25: (L-R) Actors Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, director Patty Jenkins, actors Elena Anaya, Robin Wright …

Award Shows

Hollywood Films Still Dominate European TV

Two-thirds of feature films broadcast on European TV are American, a new study reveals, less than a third European.<p>New U.S. series may have a tough …

Movies

Redbox's Top 10 DVD rentals

The top 10 DVD rentals at Redbox kiosks for the week of Nov. 27:<p>1. Kidnap – Universal<p>2. The Hitman's Bodyguard – Lionsgate<p>3. Girls Trip – Universal<p>4. …

Entertainment

CBS Orders The Twilight Zone Reboot to Series

CBS green-lights Jordan Peele’s <b>The Twilight Zone</b> reboot for their CBS All Access streaming service. The major broadcast networks and media companies …

TV

First Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser poster surfaces

While director Ron Howard delivered regular social media updates and teases from the set of the film, we’ve had very little in the way of marketing …

Star Wars

Elisabeth Moss' Oscar Contender 'The Square' Treated a Great Ape as a 'Living Prop' (Guest Blog)

“Great apes used as involuntary ‘actors’ are removed from their mothers shortly after birth,” writes PETA president Ingrid Newkirk<p>As moral issues …

Entertainment

Movies Watched, November 2017

The prospect of watching the truly magnificent Frances McDormand take no prisoners in a revenge drama was the only thing that got me out to the …

Movies

New Film Critics Group Separates Best Director Category Between Men and Women for 2017 Nominations

“The Shape of Water” leads the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society nominations with 11, while “Lady Bird” has nine.<p>The nominations for the 1st …

Movies

'Star Wars,' 'Thor,' 'Planet of the Apes' Advance in Oscar Visual Effects Race

The 20 films will be cut to 10, and then narrowed down to five nominees<p>The first step in a three-step process in the Academy Awards’ Best Visual …

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