And it’s just so fun to have people—to have this kind of fiery speech, and then to have people also appreciate the silliness and the joy of just like a totally wonderful, sensitive, expressive actress. ๐Ÿ˜‡@SAGawards#StrangerThingshttps://t.co/i6Cbhb7cJi
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) January 30, 2017 There are worse fates than to be an instant social media sensation decades after first making it big in ’80s movies. And the Winona memes are epic๐Ÿ˜ pic.twitter.com/ioGUpBx9zZ
— David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 30, 2017… Want more stuff like this? When he saw how she reacted, he said he loved it and thought “it was awesome.”David Harbour tweeted his love for the Winona memes…My fellow artists. Seriously? Reacting to live speech in the moment #proud#puzzled#surprised#happy it’s called being a great actor ๐Ÿ˜‡ https://t.co/WRA0TqJ0jA
— Noah Schnapp (@noah_schnapp) January 30, 2017Matthew Modine (Dr. In the days after the SAG Awards, the actress’s Netflix family has stepped in on the defense — attempting to explain what she was doing, or just praising the “expressive” star and embracing her lovable quirks.TMZ asked Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) about Winona’s “crazy faces,” and he said she just couldn’t hear David Harbour’s (Chief Hopper) speech. Winona is our queen, and we’re more excited than ever to see her Joyce Byers back in action when Netflix gives us Season 2 … Like us on Facebook. What an amazing quality. I love it.”Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) also praised the expressive side of his on-screen mom:that’s why she’s so good. and further praised Winona, and the light-hearted live show moment, in a talk with Vanity Fair:”I’ll connect with her this week once we get back on set together, and we’ll joke about it,” Harbour said, adding, “But I just love her so much. Martin Brenner) had his hands on Winona’s shoulders through the speech, and one fan accused him of using her as an arm rest — which is a weird thing to call out — so he responded with more praise for the actress:? Her face is just so expressive. There is no greater honor than to be counted among you in the fight to bring us together. sometime this summer. Most fans appreciated the viral-worthy beauty of her reaction shots, but others wondered if there was something wrong with her. Posted January 31, 2017 by Gina CarboneWinona Ryder won the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards with her facial expressions during her “Stranger Things” co-star’s speech. Winona’s an angel and I was holding her so she wouldn’t float away.



Black Manta is a supervillain who serves as one of Aquaman’s major foes in the DC comics, and is known for his high-tech costumes and weaponry.Adbul-Mateen isn’t the only actor who’s set to make things difficult for Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) on-screen, with Patrick Wilson also joining the ensemble as the villain Orm, the half-brother of the titular hero who battles Aquaman for control of Atlantis. Posted January 31, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe upcoming “Aquaman” standalone feature is shoring up its cast, and according to a new report, is now set to add yet another villain to the ensemble.The scoop comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which writes that actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II — who recently made a splash on Netflix’s flashy new series “The Get Down,” and will next be seen in the big screen version of “Baywatch” — is currently in negotiations to take the part of Black Manta in the movie, after impressing director James Wan and Warner Bros. The rest of the cast includes Amber Heard as love interest Mera, and Willem Defoe as Dr. Vulko, a scientist and advisor to Aquaman.”Aquaman” is set to swim into theaters on October 5, 2018.[via: The Hollywood Reporter] studio heads.



(And his aversion to writing probably played a role, too.) According to star Sigourney Weaver, all the extra time the filmmaker spent on the scripts appears to be worth it. Our volume is up and running, and everything is designed, and so we’re going full-guns right now. I’ll be working with the actors in the capture volume in August, so I’m booked in production every day between now and then. I’m actually enjoying life. Audiences will hopefully get to be the judge of that themselves soon.”Avatar 2,” “Avatar 3,” “Avatar 4,” and “Avatar 5” are currently slated for release around Christmas in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023.[via: The Daily Beast] I wouldn’t wish writing on a dog.”So perhaps Cameron’s desire to get everything just right is what caused such a massive delay in production. I’ve just finished the script to Avatar 5. That’s exactly how I’m approaching it. My focus is on Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5 equally. But now, Cameron has declared that he’s officially done with the scripts for the now-four planned sequels, and has also said that production will finally start later this year.Whether or not you choose to believe the filmmaker depends on just how much caution you want to attach to your optimism. I’m now starting the process of active prep. Posted January 31, 2017 by Katie RobertsJames Cameron has made many, many promises about the long-gestating sequels to “Avatar” since the 2009 flick went on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Cameron discussed his progress on the follow-up flicks in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, and noted that he’s devoted a significant amount of time and attention to each film, perhaps explaining why it’s taken so long to get these movies off the ground.Here’s what he told The Daily Beast:” … I feel like I’ve been let out of jail, because I’ve been in the writing cave for the last two years. I don’t enjoy writing. And as the years have ticked by without another film materializing, it often seemed as though the project would never happen. They’ve all been developed equally.



Luckily for her, the other animals are willing to help her.”They help her, even though they’re completely different colors, because that’s what you do when you see someone in need — you help them,” DeGeneres said.The message might not have gotten across at the White House, but DeGeneres’s audience definitely loved it. “She ends up at the Marine Life Institute behind a large wall, and they all have to get over the wall. And you won’t believe it, but that wall has almost no effect in keeping them out.”She continued, explaining that Dory ends up in a situation where she’s alone in America and she needs help. She revisited aspects of the film’s plot, while making it very clear how she feels about the wall and recent travel ban. You’d be surprised by how well the film applies.”Dory arrives in America with her friends Marlin and Nemo,” DeGeneres said. Posted January 31, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongIf you thought “Finding Dory” was just a cute family movie, think again.After hearing that Donald Trump screened her film “Finding Dory” at the White House over the weekend, Ellen DeGeneres used the film to comment on the president’s immigration policies without actually discussing them.



Along the way, there are plenty of adorable animate objects, dance numbers, and inevitable moments of nostalgia.Watch the trailer below to experience the magic yourself.”Beauty and the Beast” opens in theaters on March 17. Posted January 31, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongWe’re one step closer to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” remake coming to theaters.The studio has released the film’s final trailer Monday evening, and like the others before it, it’s beautiful. Everything comes together to make us that much more excited for the film’s upcoming release.The trailer hints at the newly fleshed-out version of Belle (Emma Watson), an inventor and woman “so ahead of her time,” according to her father. Not only is the preview visually stunning, we get to hear more of Ariana Grande and John Legend’s version of the titular duet. It covers a lot of ground, showing us everything from how she comes to be trapped in the castle with the Beast (Dan Stevens) to their budding romance.



Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongParis Jackson is following in the footsteps of her father, Michael Jackson, as an entertainer.The budding performer is set to make her acting debut in an upcoming episode of the Fox musical drama series “Star,” THR reports. Her guest starring gig is for one episode.Although she plays multiple instruments and sings, it doesn’t sound like Jackson will be making any music herself on “Star.” Instead, she’ll play Rachel Wells, a social media maven. As the intimidating character, Jackson will push two of the members of the girl group out of their comfort zones during a publicity shoot.Jackson is in good company in taking on a “Star” role; Missy Elliott is also set to guest star in an upcoming episode, and the season will include Gladys Knight, Lenny Kravitz, Tyrese Gibson, and more as well.”Star” airs Wednesdays on Fox at 9 p.m. Jackson landed the role after charming Lee Daniels, one of the show’s executive producers, directors, and writers, according to Rolling Stone. ET/PT.[via: THR]



“We’re doing epic stuff.”Sad as it will be to see him depart, the series has survived plenty of change-ups in the past. It turns out we’ll have to say our goodbyes during the Christmas 2017 special. Capaldi, who took on the role in 2013, is the 12th incarnation of the time-traveling Doctor. Big changes are coming.In the meantime, though, Capaldi still has more TARDIS time coming up. The show will go on, even without him.Peter confirms he’ll be stepping down in Xmas 2017, but
“I’m still #DoctorWho! I’m not done yet!”
– Peter Capaldi pic.twitter.com/OYqTN7qIws
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 30, 2017[via: BBC] Some present.”This will be the end for me,” he said. The actor spilled the news while discussing the upcoming season Monday on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2. “I feel it’s sort of time for me to move on to different challenges.”Capaldi explained that his contract was running out, and while the producers wanted to extend it, he decided to move on while he was still able to give the show his best. Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe Doctor is in, but not for much longer.”Doctor Who” star Peter Capaldi is ready to leave the hit BBC sci-fi series behind. We’re doing epic stuff! His exit will coincide with that of showrunner Steven Moffat, who has spent more than 10 years of working on the series. “I’m still Doctor Who,” he said.



We don’t yet know what that means for his war against Cookie (Taraji P. Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThere’s always room for more people to stir up trouble on “Empire.”Eva Longoria is set to appear in a Season 3 episode of the Fox musical drama series, Deadline reports. ET/PT.[via: Deadline] She also stars in the film “Low Riders,” which hits theaters on May 12.Keep a lookout for Longoria when “Empire” returns to Fox on March 22 at 9 p.m. As Charlotte Frost, the secretly corrupt director of the state gaming commissions, it sounds like she could either help or hurt Luscious (Terrence Howard) as he tries to expand the reach of Empire. Not only did she star in ABC’s long-running hit “Desperate Housewives,” she has executive produced “Devious Maids” and “Telenovela,” among other projects. Henson), but we can’t wait to find out.Longoria has done her fair share of TV drama in the past.



Posted January 30, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”Titanic” turns 20 this year, but even two decades hasn’t been enough time for fans to get over one important issue: whether or not Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) could have been made it out of the icy water alive.It’s a fair question. Rigging it would be especially difficult with freezing, numb hands, and in the meantime, they’d both be in the water without life jackets on. The scene was even featured in a “MythBusters” episode, which concluded that while their weight would have been too great to keep the wood afloat, they could have gotten creative and rigged their life jackets to it.Recently, the filmmaker settled the issue once and for all during a Daily Beast interview, explaining why “MythBusters” is “full of s–t.””Let’s really play that out: you’re Jack, you’re in water that’s 28 degrees, your brain is starting to get hypothermia,” he said. RIP, Jack.[via: The Daily Beast] “It’s that simple.”Rose let go, and now we need to, too. In the film, Jack has Rose (Kate Winslet) climb onto a floating board that appears large enough to fit them both. Alas, the time for denial is over.Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if they theoretically could have both survived. The fact of the matter is, Jack had to die because that’s the story they were telling.”Look, it’s very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, ‘Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive,'” Cameron said. Instead, though, he stays in the water, sealing his tragic fate and leaving director James Cameron to answer for it. “‘Mythbusters’ asks you to now go take off your life vest, take hers off, swim underneath this thing, attach it in some way that it won’t just wash out two minutes later.”Put like that, it does sound pretty unlikely.



And one of the biggest bits of intel, shared by Danielle Brooks (Taystee), concerns the time period that the episodes cover: The entire 13-episode season will take place over the course of just three days.”[I]t will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready,” Brooks told E!. The finale closed on a tense cliffhanger confrontation between the inmates and the guards, with Daya (Dascha Polanco) pointing a gun at one of them.In another interview with E!, Taylor Schilling (Piper) noted that season five was a direct reflection of the intensity of season four.”I think the stakes are higher in this season than they have been in a while just by virtue of the compressed time and seeing people in compressed circumstance really raises the stakes,” Schilling said.Laverne Cox (Sophia) echoed Schilling’s comments, adding that the new episodes will certainly live up to viewers’ expectations.”It’s really, really good,” Cox told E! News] News, E! “Get your popcorn, your tissues, everything.”That certainly sounds fitting after the way season four ended, following (SPOILER ALERT) the shocking, devastating death of Poussey (Samira Wiley) and the ensuing outrage among all the women at Litchfield. [But] it still manages to have an irreverence and a spin that is funny and thoughtful.”Season five of “OITNB” is set to premiere on Netflix sometime this summer.[via: E! When I read it, it was incredible, when we shot it, it was…intense. News about “Orange,” and revealed some key details about what fans can expect from season five. … It’s really, really intense. Posted January 30, 2017 by Katie RobertsWe still don’t have a premiere date yet for the upcoming fifth season of “Orange Is the New Black,” but the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning cast spilled some secrets about the new episodes while attending the ceremony this Sunday.Several actresses spoke with E! “What I can tell you is that I was just as excited as all the fans were to see what happens next. of season five.



The sentiment could also refer to Harbour’s anti-Trump speech, though.”We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting, and mysterious ride that is being alive,” Harbour said to a standing ovation. We will hunt monsters. We will get past the lies. And we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy.” Posted January 30, 2017 by ReutersBy Maane KhatchatourianLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – David Harbour may have delivered one of the most impassioned acceptance speeches of the night, but it was Winona Ryder who stole the show when the cast of “Stranger Things” took the stage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.The Netflix series won the Actor for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series on Sunday, ending “Downton Abbey’s” two-year long SAG reign.No one was more surprised by the feat than Ryder, who grew even more stunned when Harbour read his politically-charged remarks. It wasn’t long before videos and gifs of her animated expressions went viral.Ryder and costar Millie Bobby Brown were also both up for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series.”This is heavy,” Ryder could be heard saying last night while handing off the statuette to Harbour. At times ecstatic and at other times perplexed, she underwent an emotional journey — worthy of an award of its own — on stage. “As we act in the continuing narrative of ‘Stranger Things,’ we 1983 midwesterners will repel bullies. We will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no hope. And when we are lost amidst the hypocrisy and the casual violence of certain individuals and organizations, we will, as per Chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the meek and the disenfranchised and the marginalized.



The official “Star Wars” Twitter account acknowledged the director’s joke, though it doesn’t look like they’ll be reworking the franchise canon for a second time.We see what you did there. Aside from the marker being inscribed with the film’s hilarious working title (“Red Cup,” a nod to the famous Solo brand drinking vessels), Miller also included the perfect, cheeky caption: “Han First Shot.”Han
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— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 30, 2017For the uninitiated, that phrase is a reference to the infamous “Han shot first” controversy that’s embroiled “Star Wars” fandom for the past two decades, ever since creator George Lucas released his special edition versions of the original trilogy. Posted January 30, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe next “Star Wars” standalone spinoff flick has officially started shooting, with one of the co-directors of the as-yet-untitled Han Solo-centric film revealing the exciting news on Twitter. In 1977’s “A New Hope,” Han (Harrison Ford) is having a confrontation in the Mos Eisley cantina with Greedo, who’s looking to collect on a bounty put on the smuggler by Jabba the Hut; as Greedo continues to threaten Solo, he suddenly pulls out his blaster and casually shoots Greedo to death.But in the re-released version that hit theaters in 1997, Lucas edited the scene so that Greedo actually fires off a shot at Han first, making Han’s own shot in retaliation/self defense. Longtime fans of the series weren’t fooled, though, and have insisted ever since that Han did indeed shoot at Greedo first, hence Miller’s reference on Monday. And while the announcement in and of itself is noteworthy, filmmakers made it even more so by including a winking reference to one of the most famous controversies to emerge from the “Star Wars”-verse.Chris Miller, who’s co-directing the feature alongside creative partner Phil Lord (with whom he also co-helmed “The LEGO Movie”), tweeted out the news to followers on Monday, featuring a photo of the marker used to differentiate between various scenes and takes (in this case, the very first take of production). The Han Solo movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich as a younger version of the iconic character, is due in theaters on May 25, 2018.[via: Chris Miller/Twitter] ๐Ÿ˜‰ https://t.co/9rpanBYOkz
— Star Wars (@starwars) January 30, 2017We look forward to more fun from Miller (and Lord) on Twitter throughout production.



And after her adorable acceptance speech (in which she stumbled over her words, repeated herself, and then chastised herself out loud for her blunder), she walked off stage beside Hill, still dumbstruck, as her giddy friend wrapped his arms around her.It was absolutely adorable, and we’re so glad they could share such a big moment together. Posted January 30, 2017 by Katie RobertsA lot has changed for Emma Stone and Jonah Hill since they starred together in “Superbad” way back in 2007, with both actors going on to work in high-profile, award-winning films. As the actor opened up the envelope to reveal the winner, he immediately grinned and raised his hands in excitement, gleefully shouting out Stone’s name.When the actress made it up onto the stage to accept her statuette, the pair shared a warm embrace. But the two will always have their shared “Superbad” past, and the old pals got to celebrate their longtime connection this weekend at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.As luck would have it, Hill was the presenter during Stone’s category at Sunday night’s SAG Awards ceremony. They may be fancy Academy Award nominees now, but deep down they’re still the same goofy pair we fell in love with on the big screen a decade ago. Hill has now landed two Oscar nominations (for “Moneyball” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”), while Stone scored an Academy Award nod of her own for 2014’s Best Picture winner “Birdman,” and is on track to win the Best Actress trophy for “La La Land” at the Oscars next month.



So it’s no wonder pundits expected it to challenge both last weekend’s winner, “Split,” and family newcomer “A Dog’s Purpose,” for chart supremacy, with a likely finish just under $20 million.Instead, “Split” easily repeated on top with an estimated $26.3 million, while “Purpose” scored an estimated $18.4 million. Turns out “Resident Evil” found itself up against a perfect winter storm of unfavorable conditions. Among them:1. Women traditionally dominate the horror audience, but clearly, they were less interested in watching a post-apocalyptic action heroine than a heartwarming story about dogs. Night Shyamalan’s “Split.”Usually, horror audiences tend to crowd the opening weekend of a new scary movie and then drop off quickly, which is why analysts expected “Split” to suffer a second-weekend drop of about 60 percent, to below $20 million. For this kind of horror-action franchise, especially one that appeals primarily to viewers under 25, that’s an eternity.For an example, you have to look back only three weeks, to the failure of the very similar “Underworld: Blood Wars,” another female-led, modestly-budgeted horror-action sequel from Sony’s Screen Gems division that came five years after its predecessor and opened just under $14 million.2. It also means that, even with the disappointing domestic opening, there’s enough of a worldwide audience for the franchise that you could imagine Sony still trying to squeeze a few more drops of T-virus-infected blood from it, final chapter or no final chapter. “Split” doesn’t have stellar word-of-mouth (just a B+ grade at CinemaScore), but its word-of-mouth is better than that of “Resident Evil” (CinemaScore audiences gave it a B).3. Several other nominated films saw modest increases, including “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Jackie,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Toni Erdmann,” and “The Red Turtle.”Even “Hidden Fences,” which lost 65 screens (down to 3,351), still did pretty well with its $14.0 million, third-place finish, enough to take the movie past the $100 million mark in its sixth week.In all, Oscar-nominated movies added 5,109 screens this weekend and took in an additional $45.2 million. Or you could argue that the horror crowd simply found a movie they really liked in M. As a result, it held onto all but 34 percent of last weekend’s business, an unusually strong hold for both the genre and the director. So it is with “The Final Chapter,” which has already earned $64.5 million in overseas markets over the past month, about five times what it’s earned here. Actually, not so much.Despite all the news coverage of the video, which the filmmakers claimed did not show the dog being mistreated, the movie slightly outperformed expectations. So, what went wrong? (See? Milla Jovovich’s Alice remains the rare action heroine who sells tickets to a predominantly male audience. Overseas Is Where the Money Is In the end, there’s one more relevant comparison to make between the “Resident Evil” and “Underworld” series: both do much better overseas than they do here. Not bad for a special-effects action saga that cost just $40 million to make.As with “Underworld: Blood Wars” and last weekend’s “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” the North American release is almost an afterthought, then, just gravy. Posted January 30, 2017 by Gary SusmanDid you believe that “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” would really be the franchise’s final chapter? It really is an honor just to be nominated.) That’s a lot of people who didn’t go see “Resident Evil” — or “Split” or “Purpose,” for that matter.5. “Resident Evil,” then, drew an audience that was 56 percent male.As the only new child-friendly film in multiplexes, the PG-rated “Purpose” was also a hit with families of kids under 13; such families made up 47 percent of the “Purpose” crowd. The result was a 43 percent boost in sales over last week, for an estimated take of $12.1 million and a fifth-place finish. Despite weak reviews, “Purpose” earned an A at CinemaScore, indicating excellent word-of-mouth.4. As Sony worldwide marketing and distribution chief Josh Greenstein noted, “‘Resident Evil’ is built for an international audience. The Oscar BounceWith last Tuesday’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations, several nominated movies took advantage of their good fortune and added theaters this weekend.”La La Land,” the movie with the most nominations (a record-tying 14), saw the widest expansion, adding 1,271 screens for a total of 3,136. Probably not, but after this weekend’s shockingly dismal domestic debut, the lowest of all six movies in the franchise’s 15-year history, it could be the last after all.The strongest and longest-lasting of all video game-inspired movie series, “Resident Evil” has grossed close to $1 billion worldwide. The “Split” Audience”Resident Evil” had the poor timing to come along at the tail end of a wave of January horror movies, so you could argue that the market is saturated. Controversy? With six-week-old drama “Hidden Figures” coming in third with an estimated $14.0 million, “Resident Evil” had to settle for a fourth-place premiere. What Controversy?Many thought the recent video that allegedly showed a dog being abused during the shoot of “A Dog’s Purpose” would lead to a boycott that would hurt the film’s sales. What’s more, it played well among women, who made up 56 percent of the audience. But “Split” added 161 screens this weekend, for a total of 3,199. In the case of “Resident Evil,” it’s earned 76 percent of its take from foreign ticketbuyers, though some installments have done as much as 82 percent of their business abroad. Too Long of a WaitIt’s been five years since the last “Resident Evil” movie, the longest gap yet between installments. This is a perfect example of looking at a film as a global film and not as a U.S.-centric one.”That doesn’t mean Screen Gems didn’t try hard to market “Final Chapter” here, but they didn’t have to.



Farhadi ends with this:”I hereby express my condemnation of the unjust conditions forced upon some of my compatriots and the citizens of the other six countries trying to legally enter the United States of America and hope that the current situation will not give rise to further divide between nations.”Here are Farhadi’s fellow nominees for Best Foreign Language Film:”Land of Mine,” Denmark, Martin Zandvliet, director”A Man Called Ove,” Sweden, Hannes Holm, director”The Salesman,” Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director”Tanna,” Australia, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors”Toni Erdmann,” Germany, Maren Ade, directorPretty much everyone at Sunday’s SAG Awards took a shot at President Trump for his new U.S. Just as I had stated to my distributor in the United States on the day the nominees were announced, that I would be attending this ceremony along with my cinematographer, I continued to believe that I would be present at this great cultural event.However, it now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip. Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneOscar nominated director Asghar Farhadi will no longer attend the 2017 Academy Awards, even if he’s granted a personal exception to President Trump’s new executive order barring citizens from Iran.His film “The Salesman” is up for Best Foreign Language Film. I would therefore like to convey via this statement what I would have expressed to the press were I to travel to the United States. 29:”I regret to announce via this statement that I have decided to not attend the Academy Awards Ceremony alongside my fellow members of the cinematic community.Over the course of the past few days and despite the unjust circumstances which have risen for the immigrants and travelers of several countries to the United States, my decision had remained the same: to attend this ceremony and to express my opinions about these circumstances in the press surrounding the event. Farhadi makes films that stay with you. 26 on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.Want more stuff like this? He wrote, produced, and directed the movie, as he did for “A Separation” — one of the best films a person could ever see — which did win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. immigration policy, and Jennifer Lawrence — who is pretty familiar with Oscars herself — just posted her own statement on the 90-day ban of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen:Farhadi’s absence will surely be mentioned during the Oscars, which air Sunday, Feb. 26 event.Here’s a portion of the statement Farhadi released to the New York Times on Jan. Like us on Facebook. He’s the kind of deep-thinking master craftsman Hollywood could use more of, not fewer. I neither had the intention to not attend nor did I want to boycott the event as a show of objection, for I know that many in the American film industry and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are opposed to the fanaticism and extremism which are today taking place more than ever. In order to understand the world, they have no choice but to regard it via an “us and them” mentality, which they use to create a fearful image of “them” and inflict fear in the people of their own countries….”The statement continues; read all of it at the NY Times. But even though “The Salesman” has a good chance of winning the Oscar, the producer/director/writer is not coming to the Feb. Hard-liners, despite their nationalities, political arguments and wars, regard and understand the world in very much the same way.



It’ll still be a completely different experience to watch the scenes play out.”Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres this summer on HBO.Want more stuff like this? She’s hurt by the betrayal of someone on the inside — because only someone on the inside could’ve leaked the entire Season 7 plot, which they apparently did months ago, with scene-by-scene descriptions now floating along the Internet for anyone to find.Here’s what Maisie Williams told RadioTimes.com:”It really, really upsets me. It hurts. Like us on Facebook. Several of the leaked scenes have been confirmed through Watchers on the Wall set spoilers and other news, but there was always the possibility that some or even most of the leak was wrong. They want teases to whet their appetites in the long wait for new footage. It’s just like, oh we wanted to tell this story, and yeah, lots of people don’t want to read it, and don’t want to look at it. And yeah, it’s sad. That seems less and less likely by the day.She’s right that most fans don’t follow spoilers, and even the fans that seek out spoilers were taken aback to see the (alleged) full season rundown leaked on Reddit so far in advance. you’re trying to make something really cool, that is really cool, and people really like, and it’s like ‘stop ruining it’. She’s not event talking about the people who secretly snap photos on set and share them on social media. It’s such a childish, annoying thing to do. But now the gods have cursed us for our greed. Sigh. But then it’s even more annoying when you know [the leaks] might be from someone on the inside, and it’s just like… That’s not even what spoiler fans want. Because, there’s only a certain group of people who’d look at that anyway, compared to the audience that watches the show. It really annoys me. Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneA Girl basically just confirmed that the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 leaks out there are true.Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) told RadioTimes it really, really bothers her that someone out there has spilled the beans on what happens in the 2017 season. If she had said she really didn’t mind the leaks, then maybe we’d think the spoilers were a false trail. I don’t know if that’s unexpected, that I’d be like ‘Oh, I don’t really mind!’ People still watch it, but it does really grind my gears.”It would grind our gears, too.



Alex Karev’s (Justin Chambers) plan to take a plea bargain and head to prison. Was she just upset at the idea of Alex being stuck in the kind of prison she just visited? Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneIs art imitating life on “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13?Last week’s midseason premiere ended with Dr. Or … on ABC.[via: Us Weekly]Want more stuff like this? So will the show just add that storyline to Season 13, creating another layer of drama to the Jo/Alex/DeLuca/Meredith situation?Fans are now pretty sure Jo is indeed pregnant:JO WILSON IS PREGNANT WITH ALEX KAREVS BABY I KNOW IT, SHE JUST GOT CAR SICK AND SHES PREGGO IN REAL LIFE ITS GONNA HAPPEN
— maddi (@naleymoments) January 27, 2017jo is pregnant jo is having a baby jo is gonna be a mom alex is gonna be a dad alex isn’t going to jail they will be a happy family ok ok ok
— Sam (@lexipediagreymd) January 27, 2017is it just me or is #Jopregnant#GreysAnatomy@GreysABC
— Grace (@grracce_) January 27, 2017Obviously pregnant ๐Ÿ˜ #GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/LciPWTYKnJ
— The JCappers (@TheJCappers) January 27, 2017Next week’s synopsis says Meredith tries to track down Alex, presumably to make sure he does not go through with the plea deal, although in the promo she says “Alex is in jail” as if he is already behind bars:”Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. is she also pregnant?Episode 10 had taken three docs into a maximum security prison to help a pregnant inmate, so the baby-prison connection was already made for us. Plus, actress Camilla Luddington is pregnant in real life, and her bump is starting to show on screen. Like us on Facebook. Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) hearing about Dr. Jo reacted to the news by throwing up on the side of the road.



“La La Land” is still looking like the movie to beat at the Sunday, Feb. And it’s possible “La La Land” would not be the Oscar frontrunner it is without Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as the leads. Damien told them that he no longer thinks you’re creatively right for the project. 26 Hollywood Super Bowl, with Emma Stone likely to win Best Actress. Watson initially wouldn’t commit to the lead role, then “began making all these crazy demands,” the source claimed, “like rehearsals for the film must be done in London — for a film called ‘La La Land!’ They jumped through hoops to make it work with her, but she just didn’t feel the film was right for her.”Eventually, the film cast Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who have worked together a couple of times before, and both keep picking up nominations and awards for this movie. Here’s more of that interview:”Teller gets a little nervous telling the story, tearing his dinner roll to shreds and claiming he doesn’t know what happened before deciding, whatever, ‘These are just facts.’ He explains that he almost passed up the chance to be in Arms and the Dudes because it would have conflicted with La La Land. Sometimes the timing doesn’t line up to do everything.Teller has opened up about losing “La La Land,” telling Esquire that Chazelle offered him the role when they were filming “Whiplash,” before that movie became its own Oscar-winning hit. C’est la vie.Want more stuff like this? Director Damien Chazelle confirmed that Emma Watson and Miles Teller were previously cast in the movie, but then things did not work out.Now Page Six has a story quoting unnamed insiders who claim that Teller and Watson are furious with their teams for not securing the film, when those behind the scenes blame the stars themselves for being “too demanding.”One insider said that Teller was offered $4 million to star in the movie, but he wanted $6 million. Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneBehind every Oscar frontrunner is a line of actors fuming because they were almost that Oscar frontrunner. Like us on Facebook. (They both won Golden Globes and Emma Stone just won a SAG Award over the weekend.)The same source said, “Now both Miles and Emma Watson are raising hell with their agents for not securing the roles for them — even though it was the actors’ fault for being too demanding.” Another source, clearly of a similar mind, said, “Both Miles and Emma f*cked themselves over for not doing ‘La La Land.’ Now that it’s winning all the awards, they’re freaking out and looking for someone else to blame.”However, other sources told the site that Watson stepped away to do “Beauty and the Beast,” which comes out in March. It does seem likely that she made a conscious choice, like she did to decline “Cinderella” when it didn’t seem right for her. He’s moving on without you.’ ” So he sent him a text: What the f*ck, bro?”There are probably a dozen different reasons why things didn’t work out, as there always are for each movie. ‘And I got a call from my agent, saying, ‘Hey, I just got a call from Lionsgate.



Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards was packed with surprise wins and powerful political speeches, but the biggest win of the night came from Winona Ryder’s facial expressions.The “Stranger Things” star gave the Internet a lifetime’s worth of GIFs just by reacting to her co-star David Harbour’s amazing acceptance speech for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series:What a passionate speech by @DavidKHarbour on behalf of the @Stranger_Things ensemble! I’ll wait. SIMPSON”Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan – “MOONLIGHT” (A24)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
ALAN AISENBERG / Baxter “Gerber” Bayley
DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
BLAIR BROWN / Judy King
JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
LEA DeLARIA / Big Boo
BETH DOVER / Linda Ferguson
KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
LAURA GOMEZ / Blanca Flores
DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
MICHAEL J. MOORE / Cindy “Black Cindy” Hayes
KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara “Daya” Diaz
LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
JOLENE PURDY / Stephanie Hapakuka
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina Murphy
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Erica “Yoga” Jones
DALE SOULES / Frieda Berlin
YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco
SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey WashingtonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WILLIAM H. Like us on Facebook. O.J. Jim Johnson
KEVIN COSTNER / Al Harrison
KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell
TARAJI P. The Oscars race is even more of a question mark after this, but we can probably expect the impassioned political speeches to continue.Want more stuff like this? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #sagawardspic.twitter.com/sTo9eauoos
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017″Hidden Figures” (no more!) surprised everyone by picking up the top honor of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. “Fences” star Denzel Washington also surprised with his Best Actor win, and Bryan Cranston was not expected to win Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series over the “People vs. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson – “ALL THE WAY” (HBO)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
SARAH PAULSON / Marcia Clark – “THE PEOPLE V. O.J. Simpson” stars.Here’s the full list of winners from the 23rd annual SAG Awards (via Deadline):Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“HIDDEN FIGURES” (20th Century Fox)
MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“HACKSAW RIDGE” (Lionsgate)
Lee Adamson
Jade Amantea
Cameron Ambridge
Yoshinao Aonuma
Yasushi Asaya
Keir Beck
Cory Beeston
Andrea Bertchold
Damien Bryson
Sean Button
Marky Lee Campbell
Glenn Chow
John Costelloe
Darvin Dela Cruz
Mark Duncan
Kim Fardy
Toby Fuller
Kyle Gardiner
Aiden Gillett
Caleb Guinery
Luke Ha
Nigel Harbach
Shinji Ikefuji
Yukata Izumihara
Nathan Kannegiesser
Beau Karolos
Jack Kingsley
Re-Jie Kwok
Nathan Lawson
Jace Lee
Blake Linsdell
Kenny Low
Codie Mackie
Lance Masa
Michael Matthews
Andy Minh Trieu
Chris Mitchell
Tomoki Miyamoto
Stephen Murdoch
Simon Murrell
Philip Partridge
Paul Pedersen
Mic Rogers
Andrew Stehlin
Ryan Tarran
Josh Tieu
Ben Toyer
Nick Turello
Karl Van Mooresel
Lachlan Ward
Mark Wickham
Jono Wong
Tim Wong
Casey Wright
Masa YamaguchiOutstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
Boian Anev
Kristina Baskett
Rachelle Beinart
Richard Bradshaw
Michael Byrch
Nick Chopping
Christopher Cox
Jake Cox
David Cronnelly
Matt Crook
Levan Doran
Bradley Farmer
Vladimir Furdik
Richard Hansen
Rob Hayns
Paul Howell
Rowley Irlam
Erol Ismail
Milen Kaleychev
Leigh Maddern
Jonathan McBride
Leona McCarron
Kim McGarrity
Richard Mead
Casey Michaels
Sian Milne
David Newton
Jason Otelle
Radoslav Parvanov
Ian Pead
Rashid Phoenix
Andy Pilgrim
Marc Redmond
Paul Shapcott
Jonny Stockwell
Ryan Stuart
Edward Upcott
Leo WoodruffHere’s the full list of nominees, so you can see the competition. #StrangerThings#sagawardspic.twitter.com/EhTMXNsOTx
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017Try to name a more iconic gif in 2017. HARNEY / Sam Healy
BRAD WILLIAM HENKE / Desi Piscatella
VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice
SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols
TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
JAMES McMENAMIN / Charlie “Donuts” Coates
ADRIENNE C. Johnson
ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson
JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson
JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford
GLEN POWELL / John Glenn
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy VaughanOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson – “FENCES” (Paramount Pictures)Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
EMMA STONE / Mia – “LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate)Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“STRANGER THINGS” (Netflix)
MILLIE BOBBY BROWN / Eleven
CARA BUONO / Karen Wheeler
JOE CHREST / Ted Wheeler
NATALIA DYER / Nancy Wheeler
DAVID HARBOUR / Jim Hopper
CHARLIE HEATON / Jonathan Byers
JOE KEERY / Steve Harrington
GATEN MATARAZZO / Dustin Henderson
CALEB McLAUGHLIN / Lucas Sinclair
MATTHEW MODINE / Dr. #WinonaRyder#sagawardspic.twitter.com/PkIGu6Bgvx
— jess (@jessventures_) January 30, 2017Winona Ryder experienced every human emotion in less than 30 seconds pic.twitter.com/3dIf0MC4IY
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) January 30, 2017Me when Emma Stone won Best Actress #SAGAwardspic.twitter.com/q1lcuNt1i4
— Josephine Tovey (@Jo_Tovey) January 30, 2017Who’s making the Winona Ryder emoji keyboard because I’d definitely buy it: https://t.co/ORYCHEgEen#SAGAwardspic.twitter.com/TpdJXN42Cm
— Sam Reed (@HereReedThis) January 30, 2017Harbour had one of the best speeches of the night, along with Mahershala Ali, who won for his supporting role in “Moonlight,” and gave a beautiful speech about being a Muslim man with a Christian minister for a mother.Mahershala Ali of @moonlightmov#sagawardspic.twitter.com/q9txL6fW8R
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) January 30, 2017The bulk of Mahershala Ali’s fantastic #SAGAwards acceptance speech. Martin Brenner
ROB MORGAN / Officer Powell
JOHN PAUL REYNOLDS / Officer Callahan
WINONA RYDER / Joyce Byers
NOAH SCHNAPP / Will Byers
MARK STEGER / The Monster
FINN WOLFHARD / Mike WheelerOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JOHN LITHGOW / Winston Churchill – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
BRYAN CRANSTON / President Lyndon B. pic.twitter.com/kJBuwzAgtQ
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) January 30, 2017Nearly every speech was political in some way, referencing President Trump’s new immigration ban directly or indirectly.Lily Tomlin (and her “9 to 5” co-star Dolly Parton) charmed the crowd with her hilarious, and also political, speech for the Lifetime Achievement award:After 50 years in the business, Lily Tomlin has some sage advice for actors!



Posted January 30, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe women of “Ocean’s 8” look much too cool for school — or at least eye contact with each other — in the first official photo from the sequel/spinoff, which isn’t even due until June 2018. The shot shows our eight main characters on the NYC subway, carefully spaced out (mind the gap) in their own car, complete with luggage.Here’s the ultra-glam lineup (via Entertainment Weekly):Sandra Bullock as Debbie OceanCate Blanchett as LouRihanna as Nine BallMindy Kaling as AmitaAwkwafina stars as ConstanceHelena-Bonham Carter as RoseAnne Hathaway as Daphne KlugerSarah Paulson as Tammy
According to Collider, Sandra Bullock plays the sister of George Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, and she has her own Brad Pitt right-hand woman in Cate Blanchett. (This movie is set in the same cinematic universe as the Clooney/Pitt/Damon “Ocean’s” movies; it’s not a reboot.)Debbie Ocean rounds up her own group of thieves to steal a necklace at the Met Gala and try to frame “a villainous gallery owner” played by Damian Lewis. Like us on Facebook. Entertainment Weekly said Lewis is rumored to play Debbie Ocean’s ex-boyfriend, so apparently he is the ex, the villain, and a gallery owner all in one. Matt Damon’s Linus Caldwell is known to have a cameo, and fashion designers are expected in the Met Gala scenes, but we’re curious to see who else shows up.”Ocean’s 8″ will be released June 8, 2018.Want more stuff like this?