‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Among Films Not Eligible for WGA Awards

‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Three Billboards’ Among Films Not Eligible for WGA Awards Once again the Writers Guild of America’s eligibility strictures, which stipulate that a qualifying production must conform to the guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement, have rendered a number of this ...

What on earth will be nominated for Adapted Screenplay?

Past Oscar years have often had an imbalance in the screenplay categories, with original being the designated place for edgy (for Oscar at least) critical darlings and adapted screenplay being the ...

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Costume Design As usual, period dramas are the dominant genre when it comes to Best Costume Design. Jacqueline Durran is competing with herself with the extravagant Disney live-action blockbuster “Beauty and the ...

Best Picture... Settled Contenders or Confusing Vacuum at Top?

Nathaniel R In the absence of a Best Picture frontrunner, something I think we all can agree on at this particular juncture in time, does that mean anything could happen with Best Picture ...

Morelia: Toons Bookend 15th Annual Morelia International Film Festival

Morelia: Toons Bookend 15th Annual Morelia International Film Festival Animation pics are bookending the Morelia International Film Festival for the first time in its 15-year history. Pixar Animation Studios’ latest opus, “Coco,” no less, receives its world premiere in ...

Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million

Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million Universal and Blumhouse score yet again, this time with Happy Death Day. The horror film easily topped the weekend box office, adding to the production house's impressive stable of original horror ...

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Crushes ‘Blade Runner 2049’ With $26.5 Million

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Crushes ‘Blade Runner 2049’ With $26.5 Million “Happy Death Day” has cause for celebration. The latest from Blumhouse and Universal is leading the box office this weekend with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations. That puts it far ahead of “Blade ...

Brief Takes: Blade Runners, Tennis Stars, Feisty Queens, Fish Men

In an effort to break out of my silence -- October is my favorite month so why has it been so hard? -- micro thoughts on 5 Oscar hopefuls I meant to review but didn't. Whoops. Please to discuss in the ...

'Victoria and Abdul' review: The film is pleasantly sweet, but also annoyingly off-putting

By Troy Ribeiro Film: Victoria and Abdul; Director: Stephen Frears; Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin ...

Box Office Weekend: Blade Runner 2049 Takes Over Box Office

Although it debuted with over $32 million and held the top spot for the weekend box office, the thirty-five years in the making sequel Blade Runner 2049, fell south of the film’s $45-$55 million ...

'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend Warner Bros.'s release of Blade Runner 2049 isn't getting October off to the kind of start September saw one month ago. The dystopian sequel, arriving 35 years after the original, crash landed over ...

8 Rules You Should Follow When Interacting With Royal Families Around the World

8 Rules You Should Follow When Interacting With Royal Families Around the World Royal families are all about tradition, which largely affects how they interact with the public. Not only do they have their own rules to follow, but commoners also have to be very mindful of their ...

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big ...

Shrabani Basu On ‘Victoria & Abdul,’ Judi Dench & Ali Fazal [Video Exclusive]

Shrabani Basu on ‘Victoria & Abdul’ by Uinterview Shrabani Basu, the author behind the now major motion picture Victoria & Abdul, uncovered the truth behind Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim for her 2010 ...

Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops

Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops Fall is the season of Real-People movies — the biopics that often fuel Oscar hopes. Recent weeks brought “The Battle of the Sexes,” “Stronger,” and “Victoria & Abdul” and there’s more than a dozen to ...

Interview: Ali Fazal Talks Victoria and Abdul (Exclusive)

Interview: Ali Fazal Talks Victoria and Abdul (Exclusive) Showcasing the sweeping, epic and lavish costumes and sets that powerfully give some of the most visual credence to historical films isn’t always the most important part of the story. That’s certainly ...

Can Blade Runner 2049 Dethrone It at the Box Office?

Can Blade Runner 2049 Dethrone It at the Box Office? Thanks to three underperforming newcomers, the fall blockbuster It returned to top the box office with a paltry $17.3 million in the estimates, but when the actual numbers were released yesterday, it ...

Box Office Three-Way and Dependable Dame Dench

by Nathaniel R Weekend Box Office (Sept 29th-October 1st) W I D E 800+ screens L I M I T E D excluding prev. wide 1. Kingsman 2  $16.9 (cum. $66.6)  1.

‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ Expand Strongly at Indie Box Office

‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ Expand Strongly at Indie Box Office Focus Features’ “Victoria and Abdul” and Good Deed Entertainment’s “Loving Vincent” had the highest per screen averages in their second weekend at the indie box office, each earning PSAs of over ...

Interview: Ali Fazal On Playing Queen Victoria’s Best Friend and Confidante In Victoria and Abdul

Say the name Abdul Karim and most people will respond with a blank stare. Very little was known about Abdul Karim until recently because he was virtually erased from history books.

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