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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners
Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24.

The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In the television categories, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the contemporary award, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Westworld” won for period and sci-fi/fantasy, respectively. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the reality-competition prize.

The Wife” star Glenn Close received the organization’s Spotlight Award, while Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Collaborator Award. “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter received lifetime achievement recognition.

See below for the full list of winners.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Crazy Rich Asians” (Mary E. Vogt
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Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader
Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton.

The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through his Marco production company. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, and Macros’ Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.

Shaka King will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson, which will focus on the death of Hampton, who was killed in 1969 while sleeping in his apartment during a raid conducted by a state tactical unit in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His death was ruled as a justifiable homicide by the inquest. A civil lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $1.85 million in 1982.

If the deals are made, Kaluuya will portray Hampton. Stanfield, who starred in “Sorry to Bother You,
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Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis

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Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis
Actress Nicky Whelan has been cast to star opposite Bruce Willis in the upcoming action movie “Trauma Center.”

Whelan, whose past credits include the Farrelly brothers’ “Hall Pass,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Knight of Cups” and “Left Behind,” will play Madison opposite Willis’ Lt. Wakes in the film.

Trauma Center” was written by Paul da Silva and is being produced by MoviePass’ Randall Emmett, George Furla and Lydia Hull.

The production begins principal photography this month in Miami.

The title represents part of a three-picture deal Willis recently signed with MoviePass Films — representing a longtime working relationship the actor has with Emmett and Furla, with whom he’s made more than 10 films, including 2011’s “Catch .44.”

Matt Eskandari is directing.

Whelan is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Innovative Artists.

Read original story Nicky Whelan
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Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire

Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire
Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety.

The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter’s hire to the top animation job at David Ellison’s studio, an insider close to the film added.

Skydance Animation had no comment. Thompson had no comment beyond confirming her departure from the movie.

Lasseter’s hire made waves at the beginning of the year, as the former Disney-Pixar kingpin left his animation studio in a cloud of misconduct accusations before spending a year away from the business entirely.

At the time, Skydance CEO Ellison sent a lengthy internal memo to staff saying he’d conducted an independent investigation into the Lasseter accusations and was confident of his innocence. The studio also held a series of town hall meetings,
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Gwyneth Paltrow to Exit Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Exit Marvel Cinematic Universe
For the last decade, Gwyneth Paltrow has popped up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Pepper Potts, Iron Man’s secretary and eventual girlfriend. But in an interview with Variety, the actress said that she’s planning on retiring the character after this summer’s “Avengers: Endgame.”

“I mean, I’m a bit old to be in a suit and all that at this point,” Paltrow, 46, told Variety in this week’s cover story. “I feel very lucky that I did it, because I actually got talked into it. I was friend with [‘Iron Man’ director] Jon Favreau. It was such a wonderful experience making the first ‘Iron Man’ and then to watch how important it has become to fans.”

Although she doesn’t see herself committing to any more sequels, Paltrow left open the possibility that she could make a cameo — or appear in flashbacks — down the line. “I feel honored to
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Vue cinemas threaten Bafta boycott over Roma's awards success

Alfonso Cuarón’s film, which won the best film Bafta award, was ‘made for TV’ so shouldn’t have been nominated, says the cinema chain’s chief executive

One of the UK’s biggest cinema chains, Vue, has threatened to boycott the Baftas after the success of Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma at its recent ceremony, where it won four awards including best film.

In an open letter, Vue’s chief executive Tim Richards said Bafta had broken its own rules by allowing Roma to be eligible for its awards, saying: “We believe that Bafta has not lived up to its usual high standards this year in choosing to endorse and promote a ‘made for TV’ film that audiences were unable to see on a big screen.”
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Why BlacKkKlansman should win the best picture Oscar

Spike Lee’s politically charged cinema has irked the Academy in the past, but his witty take on how a black policeman outsmarted the Ku Klux Klan could prove sweetly timed

“Today’s young generation, they don’t know anything,” says Spike Lee in the Oscar-winning Rumble in the Jungle documentary, When We Were Kings. “Something happened last year, they know nothing about it. There are these great, great stories. These great historic events. I’m not talking about 1850s stuff. They don’t know who Malcolm X is. They don’t know who JFK is. They don’t know Muhammad Ali or Jackie Robinson. You can go down the line. It’s scary.”

You could interpret Lee’s career, in part, as an exercise in filling those holes in America’s collective memory. Malcolm X is probably the most famous example, with his 1992 film reigniting a debate about the
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The nine Oscars hosts who gave the most

Ninety years from the start of the Oscars, we look back on its greatest masters of ceremonies

The Oscars were first held 90 years ago this May, and in 1994, Goldberg made double history as the first solo female and first black host. Did the job with such wit, memorably calling Oscar “the only 74-year-old man in Hollywood who doesn’t need Viagra to last three hours”, she was invited back three more times.
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Screen International podcast: the serious business of the Oscars

Screen International podcast: the serious business of the Oscars
The first episode looks at what it takes to win an Oscar these days, with guests Daniel Battsek, Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley.

Screen International looks at the serious business of awards season in the first of our new Media Business Podcasts, which will be brought to listeners monthly by Media Business Insight, the publisher of Screen International and Broadcast.

In this inaugural episode, Screen International editor Matt Mueller is joined by the director of Film4 Daniel Battsek and Screen International’s chief film critic Finn Halligan and features editor Charles Gant to discuss this year’s awards season, looking
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/Filmcast Ep. 505 – Alita: Battle Angel (Guest: Max Evry from ComingSoon.net)

/Filmcast Ep. 505 – Alita: Battle Angel (Guest: Max Evry from ComingSoon.net)
David, Devindra, and Jeff devote an entire episode to Alita: Battle Angel, the new film directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-written by James Cameron, based on Yukito Kishiro‘s manga series Gunnm. The cast is joined by Max Evry, Senior Editor at ComingSoon.net to ask the question: was it worth the wait? Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with […]

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Westworld’ Take 2019 Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild handed out their 2019 awards on Tuesday night and they recognized two of the major frontrunners for the Costume Design Oscar. Excellence in Period Film went to Sandy Powell and “The Favourite” and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy went to Ruth E. Carter for “Black Panther.” Mary E. Vogt took the Contemporary Film honor for “Crazy Rich Asians,” but the film didn’t earn an Academy Award nomination.

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Westworld’ Among Costume Designers Guild Winners
Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Favourite” and “Black Panther” walked away with top honors at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Tuesday night, the final industry guild show before the Oscars on Feb. 24.

The Favourite” and “Black Panther” are up for the Oscar this year, along with “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Mary Queen of Scots.”

In the television categories, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the contemporary award, while Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and HBO’s “Westworld” won for period and sci-fi/fantasy, respectively. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the reality-competition prize.

The Wife” star Glenn Close received the organization’s Spotlight Award, while Ryan Murphy received the Distinguished Collaborator Award. “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter received lifetime achievement recognition.

See below for the full list of winners.

Excellence in Contemporary Film

Crazy Rich Asians” (Mary E. Vogt
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First ‘Captain Marvel’ Reactions Tease an Ambitious, Trippy Sci-Fi Adventure

Now that people are finally getting their eyes on Captain Marvel, first reactions are flying on to the internet higher, further, and faster than you'd imagine. There's been a ton of hype focused in the film's direction; even though the Brie Larson-starring action flick is an McU prequel set in the 1990s, it's also the last stop between the Earth-snapping cliffhanger in Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. Plus, it acts as the official introduction to Larson's Carol Danvers—teased in Infinity War's end-credits scene—one of the most …
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‘Captain Marvel’ Early Buzz: A Funny, Surprising Space Adventure

The first wave of screenings for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Captain Marvel have just let out, and we’ve gathered the early reactions from several critics below. Does the Brie Larson-led film sink or soar? Captain Marvel Early Buzz Here’s what a selection of critics (including /Film’s own Peter Sciretta) are saying about Marvel’s latest offering: #CaptainMarvel: Well, Thanos is […]

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Talent Agents, WGA Achieve Progress in Second Round of Talks

Hollywood talent agents and the Writers Guild of America have achieved some progress at their second negotiating session over agency regulations, according to sources close to the talks.

The two sides met Tuesday, two weeks after their first meeting resulted in both sides criticizing each other, followed by the WGA holding a trio of spirited membership meetings on the issue. Neither side issued a statement after Tuesday’s talks but sources told Variety that the session had dealt with substantive issues. No date has been set yet for a third session, however.

The meeting took place seven weeks before the current franchise agreement expires. During the past year, the WGA has been pressuring Hollywood’s agencies to revamp the rules for agents due to affiliates of Hollywood’s two largest agencies — Wme and CAA — moving aggressively into production, creating the potential for conflicts of interest that arise when the same
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Film News Roundup: Aaron Paul Honored by Sun Valley Film Festival

Film News Roundup: Aaron Paul Honored by Sun Valley Film Festival
In today’s film news roundup, Aaron Paul is honored, Bruce Berman is re-upped at Village Roadshow, and Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher get a book deal.

Festival Honors

The Sun Valley Film Festival has selected Idaho native and three-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul as the winner of its Pioneer Award, presented by Variety for his work in television and film on March 15.

He will attend the world premiere screening of Christopher Cantwell’s “The Parts You Lose,” in which Paul stars and also serves as a producer, and will participate in a moderated discussion about his career.

Alex Ross Perry will receive the Rising Star Award for Directing on March 16, and attend a screening of his latest film “Her Smell,” which stars Elisabeth Moss, and Fisher Stevens will receive the Snow Angel Award on March 16 and screen his film “Tigerland.” Meg Ryan will receive the festival’s Vision Award.
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Olivia Munn Says Brett Ratner Called Her Before His ‘Howard Stern’ Apology

Olivia Munn Says Brett Ratner Called Her Before His ‘Howard Stern’ Apology
Olivia Munn is setting the record straight about standing up to “Rush Hour” director Brett Ratner, whom she alleges sexually harassed her over a decade ago. During a panel discussion at the Emily’s List pre-Oscars brunch at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Tuesday morning, Munn revealed that Ratner called her in 2011 after he denied her accusation that he masturbated in front of her, and instead claimed he had “banged her” but “forgot her.”

“I’ve never told any of this story publicly, I’m in my hotel room in New York,” Munn said, “And I get this Caller ID blocked number, and I answer the phone and it’s Brett.”

“He said, ‘I was just joking about that. It’s just a joke and it got blown out of proportion,’“ she recalls. “He said, ‘Well look, we did date though, right?’ and I said, ‘No.’ And he’s like, ‘Are
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Flesh Out’

Ignore the awful English-language title: “Flesh Out” is an emotionally rich, sensitively made film about a young woman in Mauritania forced to gain weight in order to conform to traditional concepts of well-rounded beauty before her impending marriage. Strikingly registering the sensations of a protagonist living between the dutiful traditions of her class and the less restrictive social patterns of an increasingly globalized society, the film paints a sympathetic portrait of a woman awakening to misogynistic conditioning disguised as cultural convention. Though Italian director Michela Occhipinti’s knowledge of Mauritania was limited before making the movie, her feature debut largely avoids the feel of a Westerner in exotic lands, and she’s careful to show strong women negotiating the tricky shoals where proud tradition and self-expression merge and scatter. Though an exact translation of the Italian title, “the body of the bride,” would be far more marketable, the film deserves international art-house exposure,
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Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Is a World War I Movie for the Trump Era (Column)

Peter Jackson’s ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Is a World War I Movie for the Trump Era (Column)
It should go without saying that if you’ve never been to war, you can’t pretend to know what it’s like. Yet for those of us who never have been, the movies have created our image of war; they’re the closest thing to it that most of us are likely to get. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the “Ride of the Valkyries” helicopter attack sequence in “Apocalypse Now.” I was a college newspaper intern who’d talked my way into the film’s American premiere on Aug. 15, 1979, at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. The movie, in a word, was shocking. The sound of Jim Morrison singing “This is the end…” told you, from the outset, that the stakes were about something larger than one disastrous American military morass, and by the time the helicopter massacre arrived, the film had become a trip
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Star Wars & Disney+ Rumors Begin To Swirl: Obi-Wan Kenobi As Series?

After the humbling defeat of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is Lucasfilm/Disney retreating away from movies and pivoting towards the small screen in the world of streaming and their upcoming service Disney+? It’s possible in one sense and another, it’s already what Disney has foretold. The quick version: ‘Solo’ greatly disappoints at the box office, bloggers claim “Star Wars” spin-offs are being put “on hold,” Lucasfilm denies that assertion, then the trades report that Lucasfilm is reassessing their spin-offs and finally, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger himself says “Star Wars films would take a beat and “slowdown,” essentially a rethink approach.

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