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  1. The Flash

    ‘Flash’ Standalone Film Taps Directors John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein (EXCLUSIVE) “Spider-Man: Homecoming” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are in negotiations to direct “Flashpoint,” the Flash standalone movie starring Ezra Miller. . . . The studio had initially courted Ben Affleck to return to the director’s chair, but he passed on the gig. By tapping Daley and Goldstein, the studio seems to eye a comedic tone for the film, given the duo’s directing background on movies like “Vacation” and the upcoming “Game Night,” starring Jason Bateman. . . . “Flashpoint” had been on hold since director Rick Famuyiwa stepped away from the project. While looking for his replacement, the studio decided to take the script in a different direction. Joby Harold has turned in a new draft after a page-one rewrite. . . . Variety, January 16
  2. Toy Story 4

    The movie's coming out in 17 months, so it's time to hire a writer: "Who’s [Stephany] Folsom? She made the Black List for a much different and entirely original script called 1969: A Space Odyssey Or: How Kubrick Learned To Stop Worrying And Land On The Moon. An alternate-history story of a publicist who convinces filmmaker Stanley Kubrick to work with NASA in order to fake the moon landing. Folsom was also one of the writers of Thor: Ragnarok, though she was denied credit on that one by the WGA."
  3. Oscars 2018: Best Animated Feature

    The Visual Effects Society award nominations, starting with the animated-feature-only categories: Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Captain Underpants Cars 3 Coco Despicable Me 3 The LEGO Batman Movie The LEGO Ninjago Movie Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Coco; Hèctor Despicable Me 3; Bratt The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Garma Mecha Man The Boss Baby; Boss Baby The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Garmadon Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Cars 3; Abandoned Racetrack Coco; City of the Dead Despicable Me 3; Hollywood Destruction The LEGO Ninjago Movie; Ninjago City Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature Cars 3 Coco Despicable Me 3 Ferdinand The Boss Baby So the tally is: 4 nominations -- Coco, Despicable Me 3 4 nominations in 3 categories -- The Lego Ninjago Movie 3 nominations -- Cars 3 2 nominations -- The Boss Baby 1 nomination -- Captain Underpants, Ferdinand, The Lego Batman Movie But there is one other category in which a photoreal feature is nominated: Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters Despicable Me 3; Dru’s Car Life; The ISS US Marines; Anthem; Monument So Despicable Me 3 has more nominations than any other animated feature recognized by the VES this year. The winners will be announced February 13.
  4. Oscars 2018: Best Visual Effects

    The Visual Effects Society award nominations, starting with the photoreal-feature-only categories: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Blade Runner 2049 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kong: Skull Island Star Wars: The Last Jedi War for the Planet of the Apes Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Darkest Hour Downsizing Dunkirk mother! Only the Brave Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature Blade Runner 2049; Rachael Kong: Skull Island; Kong War for the Planet of the Apes; Bad Ape War for the Planet of the Apes; Caesar Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature Blade Runner 2049; Los Angeles Blade Runner 2049; Trash Mesa Blade Runner 2049; Vegas War for the Planet of the Apes; Hidden Fortress War for the Planet of the Apes; Prison Camp Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project Beauty and the Beast; Be Our Guest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2; Groot Dance/Opening Fight Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Crait Surface Battle Thor: Ragnarok; Valkyrie’s Flashback Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature Kong: Skull Island Only the Brave; Fire & Smoke Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Bombing Run Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Mega Destroyer Destruction War for the Planet of the Apes Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Approach and Joy Holograms Kong: Skull Island Nelson Sepulveda Aaron Brown Paolo Acri Thor: Ragnarok; Bridge Battle War for the Planet of the Apes So the tally is: 7 nominations in 5 categories -- War for the Planet of the Apes 6 nominations in 4 categories -- Blade Runner 2049 4 nominations -- Kong: Skull Island 4 nominations in 3 categories -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2 nominations -- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Only the Brave, Thor: Ragnarok 1 nomination -- Beauty and the Beast, Darkest Hour, Downsizing, Dunkirk, mother! But there is one other category in which a photoreal feature is nominated: Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project Blade Runner 2049; LAPD Headquarters Despicable Me 3; Dru’s Car Life; The ISS US Marines; Anthem; Monument So Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes are tied for the most VES nominations of any film this year. Also worth noting: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Worlds is the only theatrical Annie Award nominee for character animation that was snubbed by the VES entirely. Of the other nine films on the Academy's visual-effects shortlist, the VES also snubbed Alien: Covenant, Okja and The Shape of Water. The winners will be announced February 13.
  5. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    Joshua Wilson wrote: : It occured to me that the complaints about Luke's character in this film (which I don't recall hearing after TFA) really have to be laid at the feet of the conclusion of TFA in the first place. I'm pretty sure I *did* hear complaints to that effect when TFA came out, but of course, the movie didn't give us much to complain with. But yes, most of my biggest problems with TLJ stem from the way it is bound to the prequels and TFA -- films that I would really rather ignore, but obviously, any sequel to those films *can't* ignore them if it's to stay within "canon". (One of the reasons I keep harping on the Yoda scene is that it is one of the bad things in TLJ that didn't *have* to be there -- you cannot blame that scene on TFA or the prequels. Indeed, one of my biggest problems with the Yoda scene is that it kind of *ignores* the prequels and what they told us about Yoda's character arc.) : Besides the fact that if you criticize Luke's character for this action, you have to be just as upset at Obi Wan and Yoda for doing almost the exact same thing after the old Jedi order was destroyed. Well, no, you don't, because it was *not* the same thing. I mean, for starters, Yoda and Obi-Wan weren't hiding from *each other* or from any of their other allies; that is precisely why Bail Organa knows where to send his daughter in A New Hope. Luke, on the other hand, doesn't tell Leia or Han or anyone else where he's going. Yoda and Obi-Wan had also just watched a Sith lord take over the Republic and wipe out the entire Jedi Order; some prudent hiding from *him* at that point made perfect sense. Luke, on the other hand... well, what exactly happened? One of his apprentices killed a few other people and burned down a building, and...? I mean, Luke says Ben Solo had already been corrupted by Snoke at this point, but who was Snoke exactly? Did Snoke actually have an army yet? He certainly wasn't running the entire galaxy like the Emperor was; the New Republic seemed to be doing just fine, for the most part, until the events of TFA (when the Starkiller base destroyed five key Republic planets in one fell swoop, in one of the dumbest, most JJ-ish moments in the entire film). Luke went into hiding and *made things worse* by doing so, by not helping everyone else deal with the growing but still manageable Snoke problem. Yoda and Obi-Wan, on the other hand, had already seen things get as bad as they could be. Yoda and Obi-Wan retreated strategically like the British at Dunkirk. Luke just surrendered and abandoned his allies.
  6. God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness

    Links to our threads on God's Not Dead (2014) and God's Not Dead 2 (2016). Loooots of vocal fry here.
  7. Oscars 2018: Best Director

    The Directors Guild award nominees: Feature Film: Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk Jordan Peele, Get Out First-time Feature Film: Geremy Jasper, Patti Cake$ William Oldroyd, Lady Macbeth Jordan Peele, Get Out Taylor Sheridan, Wind River Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game I haven't fact-checked this yet, but a friend says this is the first time none of the nominees for the Feature Film award are white American men (of the two American nominees, one is black and one is female). This is the third time the DGA has had a First-time Feature Film award, and the second time that one of the nominees in that category *also* got a regular Feature Film nomination. Last year, Lion's Garth Davis was nominated in both categories, and he won the First-time Feature Film award (while the regular Feature Film award went to La La Land's Damien Chazelle). Will the same pattern hold true for Jordan Peele? And if it does, would that affect his prospects of winning the Oscar for Best Director at all...? The winners will be announced February 3.
  8. Oscars 2018: Best Documentary Feature

    The Directors Guild of America nominees in this category: Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War Bryan Fogel, Icarus Matthew Heineman, City of Ghosts Steve James, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Errol Morris, Wormwood Notably, this is the first guild that did *not* nominate Jane. The Vietnam War and Wormwood were not on the Academy's longlist, much less its shortlist, possibly because those documentaries are more accurately described as TV miniseries rather than as feature films. (The fact that O.J. Made in America -- another documentary miniseries -- won the Oscar last year prompted the Academy to revise its eligibility rules, I think.) The other three DGA nominees are all on the Academy's shortlist. City of Ghosts was nominated for a PGA award, but neither of the other two have been nominated for any guild awards, to my knowledge. The winner will be announced February 3.
  9. Oscars 2018: Best Animated Feature

    The Cinema Audio Society award nominees in this category: Cars 3 Coco Despicable Me 3 Ferdinand The Lego Batman Movie Once again, a guild goes for the boring, commercial, big-budget, big-studio movies. The winner will be announced February 24.
  10. Oscars 2018: Best Documentary Feature

    The Cinema Audio Society award nominees in this category: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars Gaga: Five Feet Two Jane Long Strange Trip Three of those films are on the Academy's shortlist. Jane is the only one that has been nominated by the other guilds. The winner will be announced February 24.
  11. Oscars 2018: Best Sound Mixing

    The Cinema Audio Society award nominees: Baby Driver Dunkirk The Shape of Water Star Wars: The Last Jedi Wonder Woman The winner will be announced February 24.
  12. Oscars 2018: Best Costume Design

    The Costume Designer Guild award nominees: Excellence in Contemporary Film Get Out – Nadine Haders I, Tonya – Jennifer Johnson Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Arianne Phillips Lady Bird – April Napier Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Melissa Toth Excellence in Period Film Dunkirk – Jeffrey Kurland Murder on the Orient Express – Alexandra Byrne Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges The Greatest Showman – Ellen Mirojnick The Shape of Water – Luis Sequeira Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Beauty and the Beast – Jacqueline Durran Blade Runner 2049 – Renée April Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Michael Kaplan Thor: Ragnarok – Mayes C. Rubeo Wonder Woman – Lindy Hemming Note: the latest "period" film, The Shape of Water, takes place in the 1960s, while the earliest "contemporary" film, I Tonya, starts in the 1970s (but mostly takes place in the 1980s and early 1990s). The winners will be announced February 20.
  13. Oscars 2018: Best Cinematography

    The ASC Awards nominees: Theatrical release: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Blade Runner 2049 Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC for Darkest Hour Hoyte van Hoytema, ASC, FSF, NSC for Dunkirk Rachel Morrison, ASC for Mudbound Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF for The Shape of Water Spotlight award: Máté Herbai, HSC for On Body and Soul Mikhail Krichman, RGC for Loveless Mart Taniel for November The winners will be announced February 17.
  14. Oscars 2018: Best Animated Feature

    The Producers Guild Award nominees in this category: The Boss Baby Coco Despicable Me 3 Ferdinand The Lego Batman Movie Surprise, surprise, the PGA went for big-budget Hollywood product straight down the line. (No Loving Vincent, which got an Art Directors Guild nomination, or The Breadwinner, which got the second-most Annie nominations.) And because the Oscars have opened the animated-feature nomination process to the entire Academy (and not just the animation branch), it stands to reason we'll see nothing but major-studio nominations there, too. Here's hoping the Academy surprises us. The winner of the PGA award will be announced January 20.
  15. Oscars 2018: Best Picture

    The Producers Guild Award nominees (there are supposed to be 10, but instead there are 11, because of a tie!): The Big Sick Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk Get Out I, Tonya Lady Bird Molly's Game The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonder Woman Notably, one of the five SAG ensemble nominees is missing from this list, namely Mudbound. The winner will be announced January 20.
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