Written by the 'Frozen' songwriters
Neil Patrick Harris‘s job as Oscar host last night is getting mixed reviews (some loved him, some hated him) but one thing that is not in dispute is his absolutely brilliant opening number at the Academy Awards last night. The rousing song that he performed, along with a bit of help from Anna Kendrick and Jack Black, was titled Moving Pictures and it was co-written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (the married couple who wrote all of the songs for the Disney animated film Frozen). This performance was really fun and was a really great way to kick off the Academy Awards. The video elements were great (I loved the nod to NPH‘s love of magic) and the surprise performances by Anna and Jack were great additions to the overall performance. For me, this was Neil‘s shining moment of his entire Oscars hosting gig (with his underwear bit coming in a close second and the lame Oscar predictions lockbox bit coming in dead last). Did you love NPH‘s opening number performance? Of course you did. But what did you, personally, think about his job as Oscar host overall?
'Boyhood' takes home only one Oscar
Yesterday our YATNB discussion centered on Oscar predictions. While I thought Birdman might take home Best Picture, I was not expecting so many other big wins for the movie last night. I really thought Richard Linklater would get Best Director, but Alejandro González Iñárritu took home that honor. I decided not to watch the live event last night, but I’d love to hear what you all thought of the show. Did Neil Patrick Harris deliver? I hear he did a Birdman scene, so I’ll be looking for that soon. Were there any big surprises for you? Any speeches that made you cry? Click inside to check out the winners!
At long last!!!
Back in November we learned the GREAT news that director Michelle MacLaren signed on to direct the upcoming stand-alone Wonder Woman movie that is set for release after the character makes her theatrical debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (which will open in theaters in the summer of 2016). Today we learn that this Wonder Woman movie will begin filming production at the end of this year. According to a report from Deadline, WW will start filming in November! Woot!! More »
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Kirk Cameron is the Biggest Loser
Last month we learned which horrible films released in the last year were nominated for the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards and last night, the Razzies were handed out in
grand fashion at their annual awards ceremony in Hollywood, CA. As you may recall, Transformers: Age of Extinction managed to garner the most nominations but it turns out that the absolutely atrocious movie Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas was the biggest winner of the night. Of course, at the Razzie Awards the biggest winner is the biggest loser so … I’d say, the Golden Raspberry Awards really got it absolutely right this year :D More »
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Last night after watching the Film Independent Spirit Awards and seeing Birdman win big, I was like, that’s it. Must. Watch. Now. And I did. And like nearly everyone in the world who saw it, I really, really enjoyed it. I still haven’t seen all of the Best Picture Oscar nominees, but I’m going to catch a few tonight. But I’ve decided this year that I won’t be watching the Oscars. Recently, an Oscar voter revealed in a Hollywood Reporter article that her opinion on Selma was effected by the cast and crew wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts to the premiere (and said some other, very bothersome things), and that’s when I realized that it was completely true: racism, ignorance, and the Academy Awards were inextricable. It’s not new information, but that someone was so bold as to admit it (because they knew it was acceptable) really troubled me. This doesn’t mean I think the Oscars are meaningless or useless. I’m still excited to see who wins, and I still want to hear about which films you guys are rooting for—I’ll just be checking for the winners in the morning. Click inside for more!
Yes, you should have watched this show last night
Last night was the first time I actually sat and watched an Independent Spirit Awards show, and I will definitely be tuning in next year, and every year thereafter. I’m actually mad at myself for watching the Oscars and the Golden Globes year after year, when what I really wanted to see was this show—a celebration of independent film. Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen hosted (and my beloved Kerry Washington was honorary chair), and I missed some of the opening bits but I thought they were really fun. If you watched, my favorite part was probably when they did the inner monologue Birdman-esque cam. And it was just cool to see people coming together and celebrating great indie projects like Dear White People (which won Best First Screenplay, for Justin Simien). Click inside for more!
If the script is right, Spielberg wants in
A few weeks ago we learned the very exciting report that Disney is interested in casting actor Chris Pratt as Indiana Jones in the rumored reboot of the adventure movie franchise. Thus far, there has been no official confirmation of the news but it remains a very exciting prospect, nonetheless. Today we hear that director Steven Spielberg would be interested in directing Chris Pratt in the new Indiana Jones movie IF everything falls into place, including the script. Again, because this project is still in the very early stages, nothing has been officially set in stone but, apparently, Spielberg is a fan of Pratt as the new Indiana Jones — which is VERY excellent news. More »
Well, well, well! I’d planned to see The Clouds of Sils Maria since we first saw the trailer a while back, but the film has just risen to the top of my must-see list. Kristen Stewart just became the first American actress to win the prestigious French César Award—the equivalent of a French Oscar. Except the French invented film, so, actually—in my opinion—an even bigger deal than an Academy Award. This is huge guys. Click inside for more!
Capt. Jack is Back
Last July we learned officially that Johnny Depp signed on to star in a 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie, titled Dead Men Tell No Tales, set for release in 2017 and today we learn not only that the sequel has gone into filming production in Australia but we also get our first look at Johnny in character as Captain Jack Sparrow. Director Jerry Bruckheimer posted a photo on his official Twitter profile of Depp as Sparrow as they filmed a scene for Dead Men and altho the photo is only a tiny tease, it’s a fun photo to get Pirates of the Caribbean fans excited for the forthcoming movie. Have a look below, mateys. More »
The One True King
Back in June of last year we learned that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa won the role of Aquaman in the upcoming sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the following Aquaman and Justice League stand-alone films. As you may recall, Momoa promised in December that his Aquaman will be “bad-ass”. Today we get our first look at Jason as Aquaman in the photo below that was released by Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder just a short time ago. Snyder shared the photo on his official Twitter profile and, naturally, this first photo of the new Aquaman exploded all over the Internets. More »