Sunday, January 20, 2019

Negromancer Watches 2018-2019 Movie Award Season - Update #23

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So welcome to the heat of the 2018-2019 movie award season that will culminate on Sunday, February 24, 2019 with the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast on the ABC Television Network.  The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

On this page, I will include links to the announcement of 2018-19 award nominations and winners from various film critics groups, film societies, trade unions and guilds, and media organizations, that name their best of the year film lists annually, some having done so for decades.

African-American Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 African-American Film Critics Association Awards announced.  "Black Panther" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Black Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 BFCC Awards were announced.  "Black Panther" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Black Reel Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  The nominations for the 19th annual Black Reel Awards have been announced.  Winners will be announced Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019.

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AARP:
From Deadline:  The nominations for the 2019 / 18th Annual AARP Movies for Grownups Awards have been announced.   Winners will be announced on February 15, 2019 during a ceremony to air on PBS.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists:
From AwardsWatch:  The AWFJ announces the nominees for its 2018 EDA Awards.

From AwardsWatch:  The AWFJ announces the winners of the 2018 EDA Awards.  "Roma" is named "Best Film of 2018."

Annie Awards:
From Variety:  46th annual Annie Awards nominations - for achievements in animation in film, television, video games, VR productions, and on the web.  Winners announced Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 2019 by ASIFA-Hollywood.

Atlanta Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards winners announced.  "The Favourite" named best film of 2018.

Austin Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 AACA Awards nominations were announced.  The winners will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 AACA Award winners have been announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" named "Best Picture of 2018.

BAFTAs:
From BAFTA:  The EE British Academy Film Awards have announced the nominations for their 2019 / 72nd annual awards.

Boston Online Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 BOFCA Awards were announced.  "You Were Never Really Here" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Boston Society of Film Critics:
From AwardsWatch:   The winners of the 2018 BSFC Awards were announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" was named "Best Film" of 2018.

British Independent Film Awards:
From BIFA:  2018 British Film Awards nominations announced.  Winners announced Sunday, December 2, 2018.

From BIFA:  2018 BIFA Award winners announced Sunday, December 2, 2018.  "The Favorite" named "Best British Independent Film."

Chicago Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 CFCA Awards nominations announced.  Winners will be announced Saturday night, December 8th.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 CFCA Awards winners announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Cinema Eye Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 Cinema Eye Awards nominations announced for achievement in nonfiction film.  Winners announced Jan. 10th, 2019.

Columbus Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The CFCA Awards were announced.  "If Beale Street Could Talk" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Critics' Choice Awards:
From THR:  2019 Critics' Choice Awards (from the Broadcast Film Critics Association) nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Sunday, January 13, 2019.

From Variety:  2019/ 24th Critics Choice Awards winner have been announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association Awards were announced.  "A Star is Born" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Denver Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The Denver Film Critics Society has named the nominees for its 2019 awards.  The winners will be announced Monday, January 14, 2019.

Detroit Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards nominations announced.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards winners announced, Monday, December 3rd, 2018.  "Eighth Grade" named "Best Film."

Directors Guild of America:
From Deadline:  The 2019 / 71st annual Director Guild Awards nominations in feature film director and first-time feature film director  were announced.  The winners will be announced February 2, 2019.

From Deadline:  The 2019 / 71st annual Director Guild Awards nominations in the TV, documentary, and commercial categories were announced.  The winners will be announced February 2, 2019.

Dorian Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics has announced the nominees for the 10th annual Dorian Awards.  The winners will be announced Saturday, January 12, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 10 annual Dorian Awards winners were announced.  "The Favourite" named "Film of the Year" (2018).

European Film Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  31st European Film Award nominations announced. Winners announced Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

From TheWrap:  The winners at the 31st European Film Awards have been announced.  Pawel Pawlikowski's "Cold War" has won "Best European Film of 2018."

Film Independent Spirit Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced - formerly known as the "Independent Spirit Awards"  Winners announced Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Florida Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 FFCC Awards nominations were announced.  Winners to be announced Friday, December 21, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 FFCC Awards announced.  "The Favourite" wins "Best Picture of 2018."

Georgia Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The nominations for the 2019 GFCA Awards were announced.  The winners will be announced Friday, January 11, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2019 GFCA Awards winners were announced.  "A Star is Born" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

GOLDEN GLOBES:
From Variety:  The winners at the 2019 / 76th Golden Globes awards were announced.  "Bohemian Rhapsody" was named "Best Motion Picture-Drama of 2018" and "Green Book" won "Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical of 2018."

Gotham Awards:
From IFP:  Nominations announced for the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards on October 19, 2018.

From IFP:  Winners announced for the 28th annual "IFP Gotham Awards" on November 26, 2018.  "The Rider" named "Best Feature of 2018."

Hollywood Music in Media Awards:
From Variety:  9th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards winners announced November 14, 2018.  The HMMAs honor internationally produced music in film, TV, video games, commercials and trailers released between Oct. 1 of the prior year and Dec. 31 of the current year.

Houston Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 HFCS Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced, Thursday, January 3, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 HFCS Awards were announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Indiana Film Journalists Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 IFJA Awards were announced.  "The Hate U Give" was named "Best Film" of 2018.

International Documentary Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 IDA Awards announced.  "Minding the Gap" named "Best Feature" winner.

Iowa Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 IFCA Awards announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Kansas City Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 KCFCC Awards were announced.  "Roma" and "The Favorite" tied for "Best Picture" of 2018.

Las Vegas Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 LVFCS Awards have been announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

London Critics Circle:
From THR:  The nominations for the 2019 London Critics Circle Film Awards have been announced.  The winners will be announced January 20, 2019.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association:
From LAFCA:  The winners of the 2018 LAFCA Awards have been announced.  "Roma" was named Picture of 2018."

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 LAOFCS Awards were announced.  "The Hate U Give" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

National Board of Review:
From NBR:  National Board of Review 2018 award winners announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Film."

National Society of Film Critics:
From TheWrap:  The NSFC has named its 53rd annual film awards.  The group named "The Rider" the "Best Picture of 2018."

Nevada Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The NFCS Awards have been announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Film of 2018."

New York Film Critics Circle:
From THR:  The New York Film Critics Circle Awards for the year 2018 have been announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

New York Film Critics Online:
From Deadline:  The New York Film Critics Online have announced their 2018 awards. "Roma" named "Best Picture" of 2018.

North Carolina Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NCFCA Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NCFCA awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Narrative Film"

North Texas Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 NTFCA Awards were announced.  "Green Book" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 OFCC Awards winners were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Film of 2018."

Online Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 22nd OFCS Awards nominations were announced.  Winners will be announced Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

From FilmPulse:  The 22nd OFCS Awards winners were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of 2018."

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Movie of 2018."

Phoenix Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 PCC Awards nominations have been announced.  The winners will be announced Saturday, December 15, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 PCC Awards winners were announced.  "The Favourite" was named "Big Picture" of 2018.

Phoenix Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 PFCS Awards were announced.  "Green Book" named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Producers Guild of America:
From Deadline:  The Producers Guild announced the nominations for its 30th annual PGA Awards, listing nominees for the year’s best-produced works in motion pictures, television and short-form categories. The awards will be presented January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton.

From AwardsWatch:  The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced seven finalists for the PGA award for "Documentary Feature."  2019 Producers Guild Awards winners announced January 19, 2019.

From PGA:  The winners of the 2019 / 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards.  "Green Book" named "The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures."

St. Louis Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SLFCA Awards nominations have been announced.  Winners will be named December 17, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SLFCA Awards winners were announced.  "A Star is Born" named "Best Film" of 2018.

San Diego Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards were announced.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards were announced.  "Leave No Trace" named "Best Picture of 2018."

San Francisco Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  2019 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards nominations announced.  Winners announced Sunday, Dec. 9th.

From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 SFFCC Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

Satellite Awards:
From AwardsWatch:  23rd Annual Satellite Awards (presented by International Press Academy) were announced.

Seattle Film Critics Society:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards nominations announced.  Winners to be announced Monday, December 17, 2018.

From AwardsWatch:  2018 SFCS Awards were announced.  "Roma" was named "Best Picture of the Year" for 2018.

Southeastern Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  2018 SEFCA Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Film" of 2018.

Toronto Film Critics Association:
From AwardsWatch:  The 2018 TFCA Awards were announced.  "Roma" named "Best Picture of 2018."

USC Scripter Awards:
From Negromancer:  USC Libraries announced the nominees for the 2019 / 31st Annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards.  The winners will be announced Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Utah Film Critics:
From AwardsWatch:  The Utah Film Critics announced their 2018 film awards.  "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" was named "Best Picture" of 2018.

Vancouver Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:  Nominations for the 2018 VFCC Awards were announced.  Winners will be announced Monday, December 17, 2018.

From THR:  2018 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards announced.  "Roma" is named "Best Picture of 2018."

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association:
From AwardsDaily:  2019 Washington D.C. Area Films Critics Association Awards nominees announced.

From AwardsWatch:  2019 WDCAFCA Awards winner announced.  "Roma" named best film of 2018.

Women Film Critics Circle:
From AwardsWatch:   2018 Women Film Critics Circle Awards nominations have been announced.

From ShockYa:  2018 Women Film Critics Circle Award winners announced. "The Favourite" was named "Best Movie About Women."

Writers Guild of America:
From TheWrap:  The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announces the nominees for its 2019 Writers Guild Awards in the film, documentary, and video game categories.  The Writers Guild Awards ceremony will be held February 17, 2019.

From AwardsWatch:  Nominations for the 2019 WGA Awards for achievement in television have been announced.  Nominees for film will be announced January 7, 2019.


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Best Picture of 2018 win count:

Black Panther - 2 wins (African-American Film Critics Association; Black Film Critics Circle)

Bohemian Rhapsody - 1 win (Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Drama)

Cold War - 1 win (European Film Awards)

Eighth Grade - 1 win (Detroit Film Critics Society)

The Favourite - 9 wins (Atlanta Film Critics Circle; British Independent Film Awards; Florida Film Critics Society; Houston Film Critics Society; Iowa Film Critics Association; Kansas City Film Critics Circle(tie); Phoenix Critics Circle; The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics; Women Film Critics Circle)

Green Book - 6 wins (Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical; National Board of Review; Nevada Film Critics Society; North Texas Film Critics Association; Phoenix Film Critics Society; Producers Guild)

The Hate U Give - 2 wins (Indiana Film Journalists Association; Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society)

If Beale Street Could Talk - 3 wins (Austin Film Critics Association; Boston Society of Film Critics; Columbus Film Critics Association)

Leave No Trace - 1 win (San Diego Film Critics Society)

The Rider - 2 wins (Gotham Awards; National Society of Film Critics)

ROMA - 18 wins (Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Austin Film Critics Circle; Chicago Film Critics Association; Critics Choice Awards; Kansas City Film Critics Circle (tie); Las Vegas Film Critics Circle; Los Angeles Film Critics Association; New York Film Critics Circle; New York Film Critics Online; North Carolina Film Critics Association; Online Film Critics Society; Philadelphia Film Critics Circle; San Francisco Film Critics Circle; Southeastern Film Critics Association; Seattle Film Critics Society; Toronto Film Critics Association; Vancouver Film Critics Circle; Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 1 win (Utah Film Critics)

A Star is Born - 3 wins (Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association; Georgia Film Critics Associaiton; St. Louis Film Critics Association)

You Were Never Really Here - 1 win (Boston Online Film Critics Association)

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From TheNewYorker:  Critic Richard Brody's "best films of 2018" list.


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Negromancer News Bits and Bites from January 20th to 26th, 2019 - Update #1

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AWARDS - From Deadline:  "Green Book" tops the 2019 Producers Guild Awards, winning the Producers Guild version of a "best picture" prize.

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OSCARS - From Deadline:  "BlackKklansman" producer Jason Blue says that it is "Spike Lee's time" if Oscar voters do the right thing.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from January 13th to 19th, 2019 - Update #27

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TELEVISION - From Variety:  One of the pilots that NBC has ordered is a comedy, "Saving Kenan," starring "Saturday Night Live" veteran, Kenan Thompson."

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PIXAR - From Deadline:  Two-time Oscar-winner, Lee Unkrich ("Toy Story 3," "Coco") is leaving Pixar.

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STREAMING - From Deadline:  Netflix and Shawn Levy are rebooting the true crime/paranormal TV series, "Unsolved Mysteries."  The original series ran for 14 seasons between 1987 and 2010, and the late Robert Stack is the host most associated with the series.

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CELEBRITY - From HuffPost:  Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodybuilding son, Joseph Baena, recreates his father's iconic 1976 bodybuilding pose.

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BOX OFFICE - Newsarama:  The winner of the Wednesday, January 16, 2019 daily box office is "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" with an take of just over $7 million.

From BoxOfficeMojo:  The box office chart for Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the day "Dragon Ball Super: Broly."

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COMICS-FILM - From Newsarama:  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson challenges Chris Hemsworth to a Marvel Studios/"Fast & Furious" crossover film.

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MUSIC - From Variety:  Sony Music has parted ways with controversial R&B recording artist, R. Kelly, who has been dogged by sexual misconduct allegations for the past two decades plus.  Kelly's catalog/back list will remain with Sony/RCA.

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OSCARS - From Variety:  Kristopher Tapley offers his final Oscar nominations predictions ahead of the Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 announced of the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards.

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MOVIES - From TheWrap:  The J.R.R. Tolkien biographical film, "Tolkien," is set for release May 10, 2019.  Nicholas Hoult will play Tolkien, the creator of "The Lord of the Rings."

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Lionsgate and Hasbro's film based on the game, "Monopoly," will star Kevin Hart and be directed by Tim Story, who directed Hart in the "Ride Along" films.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  The race to win J.J. Abrams and his "Bad Robot" company may be close to an end.

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MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Jason Reitman reportedly will direct the next installment of the "Ghostbusters" franchise, this one set in the "original universe" of the 1983 and 1989 films.

From Newsarama:  Jason Reitman's "secret Ghostbusters" project already has a teaser trailer.  Reitman's father, Ivan Reitman, who directed the original 1980s "Ghostbusters" films, will produce the new film (which is set for 2020), which is apparently set in the "original universe" of films.

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AWARDS - From Variety:  2019 USC Libraries Scripter Award nominations have been announced.  "Black Panther" is one of the nominees.

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TECH - From Wired:  MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder

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MOVIES - From THR:  Jon Bernthal ("The Punisher") and Vera Farmiga ("The Conjuring") joins "The Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark."

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MOVIES - From ThePlaylist:  Director David Cronenberg is prepping a sequel to his most excellent 2007 film, "Eastern Promises," with star Viggo Mortensen returning.

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TELEVISION - From Deadline:  HBO is rebooting the classic TV series, "Perry Mason," and have tapped Matthew Rhys ("The Americans") to play Mason.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Liza Minnelli giver a rare endorsement of the biographical musical about her mother, Judy Garland, entitled "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz."  Of course you know that Garland was Minnelli's mother.

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STAR TREK - From Deadline:   "Star Trek: Discovery's" Philippa Georgiou (played by actor Michelle Yeoh) is getting her own "Star Trek" TV spin-off.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 1/11 to 1/13/2019 weekend box office is "The Upside" with an estimated box office haul of $19.59 million.

From Variety:  "Bumblebee" leads the international box office with a $35.6 million.

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TELEVISION - From TheWrap:  HBO announces that April 14, 2019 will be the premiere date for first episode of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones."

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AWARDS - From Variety:  The winners of the 24th annual Critics Choice Awards have been announced.  "Roma" wins "best picture" and "best director" awards.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  Craig Brewer ("Hustle & Flow") is set to direct Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America 2,"  Brewer just completed "Dolemite is My Name," which also stars Murphy.

OBITS:

From VarietyTony Mendez, the CIA officer portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Oscar-winning best picture, "Argo," has died at the age of 78, Saturday, January 19, 2019.

From People:  Iconic Broadway star, Carol Channing, has died at the age of 97, Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  Channing is known for her role in iconic Broadway musicals, "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Hello, Dolly!" (for which she won a Tony Award).  She received an Oscar nomination for her role in the film, "Thoroughly Modern Millie."

From Variety:  Filmmaker and choreographer, Jo Andres, died at the age of 64, Monday, January 7, 2019.  Andres, who was married to acclaimed actor Steve Buscemi for 31 years, choreographed actor Stanley Tucci's directorial effort, "The Imposters" (1998) and directed the film, "Black Kites" (1996).


Marvel Studios Negromancer Link-o-Rama - 2019 - Update #9

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FUTURE - From ComicBook:  Marvel Comics artist, Stefano Caselli, teases a new project for Marvel Studios.

SPIDER-MAN - From Newsarama:  With his role in "Spider-Man: Far From Home," Zach Barack is the first openly trans actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

SPIDER-MAN - From YouTube:  First official trailer for "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which is due July 5, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From THR:  How "Captain Marvel" is being positioned as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

DISNEY+ - From THR:  The streaming service, Disney+, has found a showrunner for its "Vision and Scarlet Witch" series (formerly "Scarlet Witch).  He is "Captain Marvel" co-screenwriter, Jac Schaeffer.

FUTURE - From Newsarama:  Both Kevin Feige and Oscar-winner Adam McKay ready to talk about a "Silver Surfer" movie.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - From Newsarama:  Kevin Feige says "Guardians of the Galaxy 3" is still happening, although when is yet to be determined.

STREAMING - From WeGotThisCovered:  Disney's upcoming streaming service, "Disney+" will be a major part of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" going forward, according to Marvel head honcho, Kevin Feige.

BLACK PANTHER - From SlashFilm:  "Black Panther" earns a "best picture" nominations at the 30th Producers Guild Awards.  Winners will be announced Jan.19th.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama:  AARP has released its list of nominees for its annual "Movies For Grownups Awards," which honor films the organization feels appeal to their older demographic. Among the announcements are a pair of nominations for Marvel Studios' 2018 blockbuster Black Panther - "Best Ensemble" category, which honors the entire cast of the winning film, and "Best Supporting Actress" for Angela Bassett's performance as Queen Raimonda.

BLACK PANTHER - From Newsarama: Black Panther's Letitia Wright has been nominated for the EE British Academy Film Awards' (BAFTA) "EE Rising Star Award."


TRAILERS:

AVENGERS: ENDGAME - From Marvel:  Here is the first trailer from "Avengers: Endgame," formerly "Avengers 4."

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From Marvel:  Here is the first official trailer for Marvel Studios next film, "Captain Marvel," starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film arrives in theaters March 8, 2019.

CAPTAIN MARVEL - From YouTube:  Captain Marvel official trailer #2 (released Monday, December 3, 2018).


Friday, January 18, 2019

Paramount Pictures Announces "What Men Want" Special Event Screenings

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND EXHIBITION PARTNERS LAUNCH “GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT” ADVANCE SCREENINGS TO THE COMEDY, "WHAT MEN WANT"

Fans will have the opportunity to see the film early for one day only, on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:00pm

HOLLYWOOD, CA - Paramount Pictures announced today that on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, fans at select theatres in the U.S. will have the chance to attend paid WHAT MEN WANT Girls’ Night Out Screenings.

Fans who participate in this one-day only event will get the chance to grab their friends for a fun night out and see the film on the big screen before it opens nationwide on Friday, February 8th. Tickets will be on sale for the prevailing price at participating locations, and each paid admission includes a ticket to the movie, bonus content and a free WHAT MEN WANT cocktail glass at all participating theatres - while supplies last. Some circuits will offer special concession deals, specialty beverages themed around the movie, and/or more.  Offers will vary from circuit to circuit and theatre to theatre.

Showtime will be 7:00PM at all participating locations, with 335 theatres participating in over 70 markets. Over 200 of the screenings to take place at theatres with bars and/or with beer/wine & frozen drink service.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18th, 2019 at WhatMenWantMovie.com as well as at participating theatre box offices and respective exhibitor ticketing sites.

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world... until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test. WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (Girls Trip), co-starring Tracy Morgan, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Josh Brener, Tamala Jones, Phoebe Robinson, Max Greenfield, Jason Jones, Brian Bosworth, Chris Witaske and Erykah Badu. The story is by Jas Waters and Tina Gordon, with a screenplay by Tina Gordon and Peter Huyck & Alex Gregory.


About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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A "Star Wars" Link-o-Rama 2019 by Negromancer - Update #1

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COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics five-issue miniseries, "Star Wars: TIE Fighter," will show the other side of the "Rebellion era" beginning in April 2019.

COMICS - From Newsarama:  Marvel Comics' "Age of Rebellion" line of Star Wars comic books will include Jabba and Moff Tarkin comic books, among others.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Alicia Keys to Host 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Fifteen-Time GRAMMY® Winner Alicia Keys to Host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Music's Biggest Night® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Click Here For Alicia Keys Announcement

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Recording Academy™ and CBS announced today that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy," said Keys. "I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It's going 'UP' on February 10!"

"A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY Awards."

"Alicia is one of those rare artists who meld true musical genius with heartfelt emotional lyrics to create a unique approach to everything she does. We have no doubt that she'll bring all of that as she guides millions of GRAMMY viewers through what we believe will be a very special show in February," said longtime GRAMMY Awards Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich.

Keys is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/ television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.


ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY
The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music's history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares®, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music's only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world's leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

For more information about the Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, "like" Recording Academy on Facebook, and join the Recording Academy's social communities on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.

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