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The Upside Review by Tim Nasson

Academy Award nominee Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Kevin Hart, and Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours) come together in the long delayed The Updside, a remake of the international blockbuster 2011 French film The Intouchables. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless), The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Cranston), a Park Avenue […]

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WildAboutMovies Best and Worst Movies of 2018

2018 had a record breaking year at the U.S. box office, with just shy of $12 billion. And over 800 movies were released in U.S. theaters. Among the more than 30 movies that were bonafide box office hits, (movies earning over $100 at the U.S. box office), many were also critical successes, such as A Star Is […]

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Don Lusk, Animator of Pinocchio, Bambi and Alice In Wonderland, Dies at 105

Don Lusk, the prolific animator whose pencil drawings brought to life Pinocchio, Fantasia and 11 other classic films during Disney’s Golden Age, has died. He was 105. Lusk died Sunday at a retirement home in San Clemente, California, according to his son, Skip Lusk. From 1933-60, Lusk was one of the many animators employed by […]

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Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Penny Marshall, the nasally and good-natured Bronx native who starred on the ABC ratings sensation Laverne & Shirley before shattering records as a top-grossing female director in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. The younger sister of the late writer-director-producer Garry Marshall and the first wife of actor-director Rob Reiner, Marshall died in her Hollywood […]

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2019 Palm Springs Film Festival

The 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will be held Thursday, January 3 through Monday, January 14, 2019. Highlights for the 2019 Palm Springs Film Festival include: On Thursday, January 3, the annual Film Awards Gala will kick off the festival at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The list of honorees for the 2019 […]

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Kevin Hart Steps Down As Oscars Host Amid Backlash

Kevin Hart stepped down as 2019 Oscars host just two days after the Academy announced he would take on the high-profile gig. The move came amid a mounting controversy after old tweets surfaced in which Hart expressed anti-gay sentiments and used homophobic terminology and slurs. In a tweet late Thursday, Hart officially withdrew from hosting the […]

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2019 Golden Globe Nominees

The 2019 Golden Globe Nominees have been announced. What used to be the laughingstock in Hollywood, The Hollywood Foreign Press, the group who bestow the Golden Globes to the winners, today is something that Universal Pictures, especially, is hoping will help their season’s awards hopeful, Green Room, get a jump-start at the movie box office. […]

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2019 TCM Big Screen Classics Series

Film fans can take a yearlong journey through Hollywood history in 2019 when Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) come together for the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics, presenting 14 film favorites throughout the year, spanning seven decades. From the Golden Age of Hollywood to groundbreaking movies from the seventies, eighties and nineties, […]

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Ralph Breaks The Internet #1 Again at Box Office

Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet stayed a big winner in its second outing, earning another $25.8 million from 4,017 theaters to top the box office chart in North America. The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the quietest of the year in terms of fresh studio offerings, and this year was no exception […]

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Tony Winning Musical Dear Evan Hansen Getting Big Screen Movie

Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen is making its way to the big screen. Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to the Broadway hit, with Wonder director Stephen Chbosky set to handle filmmaking duties. We hear that Ben Platt, who originated the role and won a Tony for his performance, is stepping back into his […]

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Roma Wins Big at 2018 New York Film Critics Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle has named Roma the best film of 2018, with the film’s helmer, Alfonso Cuarón, taking best director. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Regina Hall (Support the Girls) received the group’s top acting honors, while Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Regina King (If Beale Street Could […]

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2018 National Board of Review Winners

The National Board of Review (NBR) has announced its picks for the best films and performances of 2018. The organization is made up of film enthusiasts, industry professionals, academics, and filmmakers. The NBR is one of the first organizations to announce its end-of-the-year selections, followed closely by the New York Film Critics Circle (November 29). […]

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Spider-Women Movie Coming from Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures is taking their Spider-Man universe into a new direction in a #metoo moment where Wonder Woman is being followed by a growing number of female superheroes. The studio is working on an animated Spider-Women film that will focus on three generations of women with Spidey powers. Bek Smith is writing the script. One […]

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Oscar Winning Director Bernardo Bertolucci Dead at 77

Bernardo Bertolucci, the Italian director and screenwriter whose films include Last Tango in Paris and The Last Emperor, for which he won the Academy Award for best picture, director and adapted screenplay, died Monday in Rome. He was 77. A spokeswoman said the filmmaker, who became known for movies with a colorful visual style and […]

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Ralph Breaks the Box Office with an $84 Million Debut

The feast at the 2018 movie box office continued over the Thanksgiving week as a pair of sequels — Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II — powered record holiday revenue, not accounting for yearly inflated ticket prices, in North America. Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the Wednesday-Sunday chart with a hefty $84.5 million from […]

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Julie Andrews Has Voice Role in the Aquaman Movie

Julie Andrews is heading to theaters in December, but not in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns. Aquaman producer Peter Safran told Entertainment Weekly that Andrews has voiced a role in the DC superhero movie that opens December 21, two days after Mary Poppins hits theaters in a revival of a character Andrews made famous. She is […]

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Review by Dylan Tracy

Ralph Breaks the Internet Mixes Family Fun With Social Satire In a world filled with wonder and knowledge at our fingertips, it’s arguably one of the greatest inventions ever known to man. It’s a vast wonderland of fun, shopping, personality and image enhancement, and even money making that we can’t seem to get enough of. […]

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Captures #1 Spot at Movie Box Office

The second in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, which incorporates the world of Harry Potter, not surprisingly, took the #1 spot at the box office, both in the United States and worldwide. Its combined gross, worldwide, after just three days in theaters is $253 million. Also new in theaters this past weekend, and featuring in […]

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Black Panther Coming Back To Theaters For Free

Black Panther returns to the big screen with free screenings at nonprofit art house theaters nationwide on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:00pm PT/7:00pm ET. Presented by Film Comment, a publication of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and supported by the Art House Convergence, the event will feature a post-screening Q&A with director Ryan Coogler, […]

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Green Book Review by Tim Nasson

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Achieve Onscreen Magic in Green Book The movie Green Book, which takes its title from the book of the same name, “a travel guide to safe lodging, dining and business options for the Negro,” during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws, is set against the backdrop of a country […]

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A Private War Review by Dylan Tracy

Rosamund Pike Brings Attention to the Frontlines in A Private War According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 45 journalists have been killed delivering the news to the world. Before hearing about the film A Private War, I had never once heard the name Marie Colvin before. Now I’m an avid news follower, and a woman […]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review by Dylan Tracy

J.K. Rowling’s Magical World Prevails in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald On November 16, 2001, J.K. Rowling’s written masterpiece Harry Potter graced the big screen for the first time, opening the floodgate for a roughly $6.5 billion dollar on-screen franchise. Now, exactly seventeen years later, her magical world is still at large with the release of Fantastic […]

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Stan Lee, Legendary Creator of Marvel Comics, Dead At 95

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic-book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95. Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The […]

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Boy Erased: The Game Changer of the Year

By Dylan Tracy From the moment I saw the trailer for Boy Erased, I had a strong feeling in my gut that the film would be a stand out amongst every other film in theaters this year. Boy is one of the most powerful films of our generation, and will strike at every emotion. It teaches extremely valuable […]

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Shrek and Puss n Boots To Be Revived

Shrek and Puss in Boots are getting rebooted and Chris Meledandri, the man behind Despicable Me, is overseeing their revival. Universal Pictures has tasked Meledandri (of Illumination) with finding some fresh story lines to reintroduce the lovable ogre and the sword-wielding feline to new generations of moviegoers. One thing the animation guru doesn’t want to […]