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Oscar Sunday Is One Week Away – 10 Golden Tips To Enjoy The 91st Academy Awards

It’s time for the 91st Oscars. Yeah baby, if you love movies, this is your night. With the Oscars just a week away, preparations for the big night have already begun in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. On Saturday Wamg caught a glimpse of the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages that will line the Oscars red carpet.

You don’t have to be a huge movie geek, but it helps. Even if you just love movies, consider watching the Oscars next week for more than just the Best Picture award. You’ll see a lot of these names again, and like in sports, finding the player who is some day destined for greatness in this can be your big thrill.

Here’s our take on why to get excited about tuning in for Hollywood’s Big Night!

1. Black Panther is a Best Picture nominee

Black Panther
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Chris Evans Trolls Canadian Site for Using Photo of Him with Mustache: 'An Act of Aggression'

Chris Evans Trolls Canadian Site for Using Photo of Him with Mustache: 'An Act of Aggression'
Captain America has a bone to pick with Canada.

It appears no one is less of a fan of Chris Evans’ mustache than Chris Evans himself, as the actor hilariously trolled Entertainment Tonight Canada after it tweeted out a photo of the star sporting the facial hair.

“This is clearly an act of aggression. There are literally hundreds of photos to choose from,” Evans, 37, wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “What did I ever do to you, Canada?”

This is clearly an act of aggression. There are literally hundreds of photos to choose from. What did I ever do to you, Canada?
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Captain Marvel might use time travel in Avengers: Endgame, according to Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackon has hinted that Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel could use time travel to team up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Endgame.

The upcoming release of Captain Marvel has got many fans excited to see the debut of a new and interesting hero in the McU – one who will go on to play a key role in battle with Thanos during Avengers: Endgame.

Captain Marvel is set in the 90s and therefore more than 20 years before the events of Endgame, making Captain Marvel’s presence in the film mysterious indeed. Time travel has long been rumoured as a plot device in Endgame, but could time travel also explain how Carol finds herself in the present day? Some fans think so and now Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson has hinted that it may just be.

Speaking to Total Film (via ComicBook.com) about the situation and
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Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson and More Stars to Present at 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards

With the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards right around the corner, more of the star-studded list of presenters has been revealed.  E! News can reveal Taraji P. HensonTessa ThompsonViggo MortensenAmanda Seyfried and Finn Wolfhard will present during the annual show. The five familiar stars will join previously announced presenters Armie Hammer, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher and KiKi Layne.  The awards, which honor artist-driven films, will be hosted this year by Parks & Recreation alum Aubrey Plaza. The nominees, which were announced in November, include Eighth Grade, First Reformed and If Beale Street Could...
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Study Finds Significant Increase In Representation For Females & People Of Color In Top Grossing Films Of 2018

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Study Finds Significant Increase In Representation For Females & People Of Color In Top Grossing Films Of 2018
Things are looking up for inclusion and representation when it comes to film. Then again, the only way to go is up when the numbers have been so low for over a decade. In a research brief released by Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the 100 top-grossing films of 2018 were examined. The study took a look at the leading and co-leading characters across these films and focusing on gender and race/ethnicity. Even though the results were something to applaud, there is still plenty of room to advocate for more inclusion and representation in film.

The research brief found that 40 films in 2018 featured a female in a lead or co-lead role, which is an increase from 2017 which only had 32 films that featured a woman in the spotlight. Going off of that, 11 films in 2018 featured a woman of color or from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group in
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More leaked Avengers: Endgame action figures featuring Iron Man, Captain America and Captain Marvel

Yesterday we got a look at Hasbro’s Avengers: Endgame action figures for Ronin (Jeremy Renner) and War Machine (Don Cheadle), but it seems those aren’t the only ones to hit shelves early as images have now started popping up on social media featuring Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) along with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) in their new matching Avengers uniforms (Quantum Realm suits?). Check them out here…

See Also: Marvel’s original Avengers assemble for new Endgame promo art

Iron Man, Captain America and Captain Marvel figures from Endgame pic.twitter.com/RVbKHFpSkg

— We are Scarecrow (@CadenBraylen) February 12, 2019

See Also: The Russos regret shooting Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War back to back

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers
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Oscars history: Milestone appearances of first minority presenters and performers

Oscars history: Milestone appearances of first minority presenters and performers
Over the decades, the presenters and performers on the Academy Awards have become more diverse. And this year is no exception with Awkwafina, Whoopi Goldberg, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu already announced as presenting on the 91st annual Oscars, as well as Jennifer Hudson performing the Oscar-nominated tune “I’ll Fight” from “Rbg.”

But it was a long time coming. Let’s look back at the milestone first appearances of minority performers and presenters at Hollywood’s biggest night.

Though he was not a presenter per se, New Jersey native Cesar Romero of Cuban and Spanish heritage was featured with several writer/directors including Robert Riskin and John Huston who reminisced about their experiences in World War II at the 18th annual Academy Awards in 1946.

Puerto Rican-born Jose Ferrer, who earned a supporting actor nomination for 1948’s “Joan of Arc” appeared on the March 23, 1950 ceremony from
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Oscars 2019 ceremony: Big group of 30 presenters now includes Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Jason Momoa

Oscars 2019 ceremony: Big group of 30 presenters now includes Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Jason Momoa
The second wave of Oscar presenters was announced on Monday by producers Donna Gigliotti and co-producer/director Glenn Weiss for the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony slated for February 24 on ABC. This newly-revealed group of 13 movie stars: Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson.

Last Monday’s announcement provided the first 13 celebrity names on the roster: past champs Whoopi Goldberg, Brie Larson and Charlize Theron plus Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu.

SEE2019 BAFTA Awards: Full winners list of the 72nd annual British Academy Film Awards

Oscar watchers were worried that that a longstanding tradition of having the four acting winners from the previous year returning might be eliminated. While not on an official press release,
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More Oscars Presenters: Jason Momoa, ‘Black Panther’ Pair Among Additions

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More Oscars Presenters: Jason Momoa, ‘Black Panther’ Pair Among Additions
Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson have been added as presenters for the 91st Oscars later this month.

They join previously announced Awkwafina, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Amy Poehler, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amandla Stenberg, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu at the show, set for February 24 live on ABC.

The presenters have added interest in a year in which the Oscars is going host-less, with Academy president John Bailey saying as late a week ago the show remained “in flux.”

“The array of talent anchoring the show this year has brought some of the most indelible moments in recent cinematic memory to audiences around the world,” said producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director
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Avengers: Endgame action figure reveals Jeremy Renner’s full Ronin costume

Just yesterday we brought you some comments from Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo warning us not to read too much into the recent toy leaks surrounding the film, stating that “99% of the time they’re not accurate.”

Well, we now have another leak, this time featuring an image of Hasbro’s Marvel Avengers action figures for War Machine (Don Cheadle) along with Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in his new Ronin costume, and – based upon the brief glimpse we got in the first teaser trailer – it would appear this is part of the 1% that is indeed accurate.

Check it out here, and let us know in the comments or on social media what you make of this new look for (the former) Hawkeye…

See Also: Marvel’s original Avengers assemble for new Endgame promo art

War Machine and Ronin figures pic.twitter.com/hNfLR9KRjj

— We are Scarecrow (@CadenBraylen
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“Annihilation” – Alex Garland and Natalie Portman: Hollywood Film Tribute

Today we are recognizing Annihilation, as well as writer/director Alex Garland, plus star Natalie Portman. Our Hollywood Film Tributes recognize films and talent for their excellence in the art of filmmaking. It’s been almost 12 months since Annihilation blew audiences away, or at least those who actually saw it. Not catching on with a wide audience led to it being ignored most of awards season, including with the Academy. Still, Alex Garland’s vision, Natalie Portman’s performance, and the singular look of it all rings true. Today, we pay tribute to it, and rightly so… Here is a bit from our rave review that went up in February, nearly a year ago: Folks, Ex Machina was no fluke. Alex Garland, long a top tier genre screenwriter, has evolved into one of the more exciting filmmakers out there. His latest directorial outing, the hugely ambitious Annihilation, is easily among
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Grammys 2019: Janelle Monae Performs ‘Dirty Computer’ Single ‘Make Me Feel’

Grammys 2019: Janelle Monae Performs ‘Dirty Computer’ Single ‘Make Me Feel’
Janelle Monáe took the 2019 Grammy Awards stage to perform the Dirty Computer single “Make Me Feel.” The performer is up for Album of the Year at tonight’s ceremony.

Watch: Janelle Monae perform Look What You Made Me Do #Grammys pic.twitter.com/7hNMh6yJhS

— Opinionated Me (@opinion8dmecom) February 11, 2019

Surrounded by futuristic-looking back-up dancers dressed in skintight latex outfits, Monáe took the stage carrying her guitar and surrounded by smoke accented by purple-and-pink lights. As the song progressed, she danced her way to the lower stage and encounters dancers
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Avengers: Endgame directors play down accuracy of recent toy leaks

While Marvel Studios has been going to great lengths to keep Avengers: Endgame under wraps, we’ve seen several toy leaks over the past few weeks which appear to offer up some details on the movie, including new costumes, returning characters – and in the case of a recent Lego leak – a potential surprise villain.

This wouldn’t be the first time that merchandise for a Marvel movie has given away some plot points, but according to Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo, we shouldn’t be reading too much into these leaks.

“What’s interesting about toy leaks is that 99% of the time they’re not accurate, because toys are, frankly, tailored to either old concepts or completely different concepts than what’s in the movie,” said Joe (via Collider). “I laugh a lot when those toy leaks show up because I’m like, well, that’s great, because that
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What Liam Neeson’s Racial Comments Mean for His Upcoming Films and Future Job Prospects

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What Liam Neeson’s Racial Comments Mean for His Upcoming Films and Future Job Prospects
As debate continues to rage over Liam Neeson’s racially-charged remarks, many in Hollywood are wondering anxiously what the fallout might mean for his upcoming films and the future of his career. Some observers even think the interview could permanently damage his career.

After he shared this week that, decades ago, a close friend revealed she was raped by a man of color and he considered committing violence against black men in revenge, Neeson attempted a quick rebound before the opening of his Lionsgate film “Cold Pursuit.” The explanation of his remarks weren’t enough to neutralize the impact, many felt, and social media users and industry players continued to call him a racist after he explained that he would have had the same reaction if his friend had said her rapist was a white man.

“You are no hero for your admission. You are a representative of racial terror,
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‘Westworld’ Heads Back Into Production Next Month; Expect Season 3 in 2020

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‘Westworld’ Heads Back Into Production Next Month; Expect Season 3 in 2020
Bring yourselves back online, “Westworld” fans, because we now have confirmation Season 3 will begin production next month. Actually, you might need to freeze some motor functions again, because what we don’t know is exactly when you’ll be headed back to Sweetwater.

When TheWrap spoke with HBO programming chief Casey Bloys during the cabler’s day at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday, he told us that filming on the Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy-created sci-fi series will definitely begin in March, but wouldn’t confirm whether or not it will make it to air by the end of 2019.

However, it is safe to expect “Westworld” won’t return with its next batch of episodes until 2020, due to the gap between Seasons 1 and 2 and the amount of time the large-scale series takes to produce and the post-production process.

The Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright-led show wrapped its second season last June after debuting the 10-episode installment in April. That premiere came over a year and a half after Season 1’s run ended in October 2016.

At the end of the Season 2 finale, “The Passenger,” three of the Hosts officially entered the real world in our central timeline: Dolores (Wood), Bernard (Wright) — thanks to Dolores’ decision to bring him back — and whoever the heck is inside the Charlotte Hale-shaped one (played by Tessa Thompson) that Dolores inhabited before she rebuilt herself.

“It was always the plan to explore the real world and we have Dolores there, Bernard’s there and a creature that is certainly inhabiting Hale’s body is there [laughs],” Joy told TheWrap in June. “So we’ll come to know more of who ‘Hale’ is. There are three Hosts out in the world and next season will really be an exploration of what they find and who they become.”

Joy also clarified that there is someone in Hale who isn’t Dolores at the end there, cause Dolores is now back in Dolores, saying, “Yes, that’s one of the things we’ll explore next season.”

Read original story ‘Westworld’ Heads Back Into Production Next Month; Expect Season 3 in 2020 At TheWrap
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The Russos regret shooting Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War back to back

Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Endgame, have revealed their regrets at shooting the film back to back with Avengers: Infinity War.

Making a film on the scale of Avengers: Infinity War is a mammoth task, it truly is no small feat. But making two films of the same scale back to back is even more challenging. This is just what co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo found when making the two movies.

In a recent interview with CinemaBlend the brothers were asked if they would change anything about the production of these films. Anthony responded: “We wouldn’t shoot them back-to-back.”

Anthony went on to elaborate the difficulty and how they tried to find a solution: “I think the challenge for all of us was finding the balance between the two films. Because each film is so complex on its own that sometimes considering both of them was a bit overwhelming.
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Marvel’s original Avengers assemble for new Endgame promo art

A new piece of promotional artwork has arrived online for Avengers: Endgame, directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s follow-up to last year’s superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War, featuring the original Avengers line-up of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo); check it out here…

See Also: Chris Pratt assures fans that Avengers: Endgame delivers on all of Infinity War’s promises

See Also: Avengers: Endgame directors comment on the challenge of introducing Captain Marvel

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Chris Pratt assures fans that Avengers: Endgame delivers on all of Infinity War’s promises

Chris Pratt, one of the stars of Avengers: Endgame, has ensured fans that the film will deliver on everything Infinity War promised.

The countdown is well and truly underway for Avengers: Endgame and while it is sure to be another colossal event in the cinematic calendar, can it really deliver in a way that will be satisfactory to fans, especially when following in the footsteps of Infinity War?

Well, one person who thinks so is Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) and he would know a thing or two considering that he stars in the film. Speaking as a guest on Gma, the actor said:

“I am a vault of information that would break the internet. All I really should say is it’s coming out this year and everyone in the world is going to see it, probably get your tickets now if there’s even any left. Everything it promises in the previous movie,
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'Ella, Kristen, Naomi.' Elizabeth Banks Shares Charlie's Angels Behind-the-Scenes Pic

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'Ella, Kristen, Naomi.' Elizabeth Banks Shares Charlie's Angels Behind-the-Scenes Pic
Give these ladies their halos!

On Wednesday, Elizabeth Banks posted a behind-the-scenes photo with Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott and Kristen Stewart, the stars of the upcoming Charlie’s Angels remake that Banks is directing and writing. She’ll also star as Bosley, the never-seen owner of the Charlie Townsend agency.

#Bts @CharliesAngels on set. Ella, Kristen, Naomi. #4PercentChallenge,” Banks, 44, tweeted.

Time’s Up and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative issued the 4 percent challenge last month to encourage Hollywood to commit to one project with a female director in the next 18 months. Actress Tessa Thompson officially kicked off the challenge on Jan.
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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame gets an official synopsis

Despite the fact that the movie is only a couple of months out from its release, having unveiled both a teaser trailer and Super Bowl TV spot, we still know next to nothing about Marvel’s plans for its Avengers: Infinity War follow-up Avengers: Endgame.

Well, thanks to the Australian Disney website, we now have our first official synopsis for the hugely-anticipated sequel… and we still know next to nothing about it:

See Also: Avengers: Endgame directors comment on the challenge of introducing Captain Marvel

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

The synopsis gives very little away, although
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