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Annapurna Ups Sue Naegle to Chief Content Officer, Names Ivana Lombardi President of Film

Sue Naegle has been named chief content officer at Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Naegle joined the company as head of television in 2016, and will now oversee development and production in film, TV, video games, and the company’s fledgling theater division. As part of the reorganization, Ivana Lombardi has been named president of film, a […]
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This year’s Oscar nominations indicate what has changed in Hollywood, and what hasn’t

Did the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences solve any of its numerous problems with Tuesday’s announcement of its 91st Oscar nominees? Yes, in some ways; maybe or maybe not, in others. Foremost this year, the Best Picture (voted on by all academy members) and different branch (selected by voters from their particular job categories) nominees indicate that recent efforts to diversify and broaden the group have had their strongest impact on the Oscar field yet. The Mexican art film “Roma” ...
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2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead with 10 nods, but ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” led all films with 10 nominations each to the 91st Academy Awards, while Netflix and Marvel each scored their first best picture nomination. The nominees for best picture are: “A Star Is Born,” ”Roma,” ”Green Book,” ”The Favourite,” ”Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Vice.” With “Roma,” Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant...
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2019 Oscar nominations: ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead; ‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ are in the mix

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer NEW YORK — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly ...
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Where’d You Go, Bernadette Delayed Five Months

Where’d You Go, Bernadette release delayed five months The Richard Linklater-directed film Where’d You Go, Bernadette was scheduled for an April release date, but has been pushed back until early August, per a report from Deadline. Rather than get lost in the superhero shuffle of summer movie season, the film will open against two horror flicks, one being Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation, plus Disney’s Artemis Fowl and Brain Banks, which is the only other dra...
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‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Release Date Pushed Back 5 Months

Where’d you go, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Oh, I see – you went all the way to August. The release date of the Richard Linklater-directed film starring Cate Blanchett has been pushed five months, from March to August. The reasoning cited behind the move is that August is a better month for “female-skewing films.” So we’re all going to have to wait a little longer to find out where Bernadette went. More on the new Where’d You Go, Bernadette release date below. The Wrap is reporting the Where...
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Cate Blanchett’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Moved Back to August

Annapurna Pictures has moved its Richard Linklater literary adaptation “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” starring Cate Blanchett back five months from March 22 to an Aug. 9 release. A rep for Annapurna explained that August has served well as a launching pad for release of female-skewing films such as “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Florence Foster Jenkins” and […]
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Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
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2019 WGA Award Nominees Include ‘Black Panther’, ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘A Quiet Place’, and More

Green Book won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay at last night’s awards show, and that particular train seems like it’s going to continue chugging all the way to the Oscars. Peter Farrelly’s film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen is one of several 2019 WGA Award nominees, joining films like A Quiet Place, Roma, Eighth Grade, and Vice as contenders for the Writers Guild trophy. Read all of the nominees below, including the films that were nominated for best documentary screenplay an...
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Nicole Kidman Wreaks Havoc in Karyn Kusama’s Disorienting 'Destroyer'

None It's hard to imagine a less family-friendly Christmas day film than Karyn Kusama's gruff, impassioned Destroyer, which stars Nicole Kidman as an alcoholic cop. Luckily, that much could be gleaned from promotional footage and photos, which feature a largely unrecognizable Kidman in a grey mop-like haircut and wrinkly, dry-as-dirt face makeup. That and the title should have been enough to steer those searching for purity away; this is less a tale of love than of vicious, animalistic vengeanc...
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‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
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‘Aquaman’ Swims to the Top of the Weekend Box Office For the Second Week

The final weekend of 2018 came and went, and Aquaman continued to sit at the top of the box office. January tends to be a dumping ground for studios, so it’s unlikely that James Wan’s submerged superhero will be washed away anytime soon – unless audiences really get a craving for Escape Room. The rest of the weekend box office remained predictable: Mary Poppins Returns held on at second, and Bumblebee is stuck at third.  Christmas is usually a big time for movies, but the holiday is gone, and...
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Final Trailer for Nicole Kidman’s Destroyer Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Final trailer for Nicole Kidman’s Destroyer released Annapurna Pictures has released the final trailer for Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman‘s upcoming crime drama Destroyer. Recently, Kidman earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture –  Drama for her role as Erin Bell. The film will have its theatrical release in selected theaters on December 25. Check out the video below! Destroyer follows the moral and existential odyssey of LAPD De...
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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is an Intimate Rendering of Black Love in the Face of Hatred

None The heart of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, is apparent from its opening scene. Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James), a young black couple in love, hold hands as they stroll across a secluded New York City waterfront. Their colors of their clothes and skin — warm, sensuous yellows, oranges and browns — mimic the tender intensity of their blossoming love. The music swells and the camera focuses straigh...
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Second Trailer for Kusama's LA Thriller 'Destroyer' with Nicole Kidman

"I know what it's like to grow up bad – jealous, hungry, scared… I didn't want that for you…" Annapurna Pictures has debuted a second & final trailer for Karyn Kusama's thriller Destroyer, which first premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals earlier this fall. Set in Los Angeles, the film follows an alcoholic detective who reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to try and move on from what still haunts her. Nicole Kidman stars as Detect...
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Barry Jenkins' 'If Beal Street Could Talk' Is Unapologetically Romantic

None If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2016's Oscar darling Moonlight, is a beautiful rumination on love and community set against a backdrop of institutionalized racism. Each character is delicately imbued with dignity and intelligence, as Jenkins chisels this world out of lingering close-ups and Nicholas Britell's magnificent score. Though it sputters with repetitive story beats towards its finalé, there's no denying the passion and urgency of Jenkins...
Tags: Music, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin, Baldwin, Jenkins, Tish

‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ Trailer: Cate Blanchett Vanishes in This Richard Linklater Mystery

Since Richard Linklater and Cate Blanchett signed up for the adaptation of Maria Semple‘s beloved comedy novel Where’d You Go Bernadette in 2015, the big question surrounding the project was…where did it go? Now, finally, the first Where’d You Go Bernadette trailer has arrived, giving us a sneak peek at the comedy-mystery about an agoraphobic architect (Blanchett) who one day vanishes from her perfect family life. Where’d You Go Bernadette Trailer Blanchett stars as the titular Bernadet...
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Where’d You Go Bernadette Trailer and Teaser Poster

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Where’d You Go Bernadette releases trailer and teaser poster Where’d You Go Bernadette, the latest feature from director Richard Linklater (Last Flag Flying, Everybody Wants Some!!), has just released an official trailer and teaser poster ahead of its release this coming March. You can check out both in the post below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[...
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First Trailer for Richard Linklater's Film 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'

"She didn't just vanish!" Annapurna Pictures has released the fun, first trailer for Richard Linklater's latest film, called Where'd You Go, Bernadette, adapted from Maria Semple's novel of the same name. The film is about a missing woman, as the title hints at. After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering details about her troubled past in the process. Newcomer Emma Nelson stars as Bee, with an impressive ensemble cast in...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Richard Linklater, Laurence Fishburne, Bee, Emma Nelson, Indies, Linklater, Bernadette, Annapurna Pictures, To Watch, Movie News, Maria Semple

‘Vice’ Review: Adam McKay Paints a Scathing Portrait of Dick Cheney in One of the Best Movies of the Year

Adam McKay‘s Vice is a funny, infuriating look at the life, times and alleged crimes of Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States. As played brilliantly by a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale, Cheney is presented as the dark force that drove modern American politics into the ground, essentially creating the nightmare we’re stuck in today. This is an unsubtle, difficult, often depressing film. It’s also one of the year’s best. Who is Dick Cheney? Former Member of the U.S. Hou...
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‘Devil Wears Prada’-Style Weinstein Assistant Movie Circles ‘Ozark’ Star Julia Garner

Another Harvey Weinstein movie is in development, but this one is told from the point of view of one of his assistants. The untitled Harvey Weinstein assistant movie, which is being described as a Devil Wears Prada-style film, is currently being shopped to studios, but director Kitty Green (Casting JonBenet) is already eying a star: Ozark‘s Julia Garner. Deadline reports that Julia Garner, who currently appears in the Netflix drama series Ozark, is in talks to star in the untitled Harvey Wei...
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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Director Barry Jenkins on Collaboration, the Film’s Centerpiece Moment, and More [Interview]

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is back with another knockout drama: If Beale Street Could Talk, an adaptation of author James Baldwin’s celebrated novel. The film tells the story of Tish (KiKi Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James), a young black couple who are deeply in love and trying to make it in New York City in the 1970s. But when Fonny is falsely accused of rape, Tish is left to fight to clear his name – and fighting against systemic racism is never easy. (I encourage you to read our review ...
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These are the 10 best movies of 2018, and here’s why one towered over them all

There were a lot of significant events at the movies in 2018. Perhaps the main one being that people went to the movies. Went a lot, despite dire warnings of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other such streaming services taking computerized control of all good, 21st Century citizens’ moving picture viewing habits. Instead, folks flocked to cinemas, especially for anything with Marvel superheroes in it. Disney-owned Marvel Studios registered the third and fourth highest North American grosses of all tim...
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9 Golden Globes surprises, snubs and more as the nominations are revealed

Nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards arrived on Thursday and while a lot of the news was expected – “A Star Is Born” continues to roll in the early rounds of awards shows’ nods – there was plenty you might not have guessed in the office pool, such as the fact that “Vice,” the Dick Cheney biopic that doesn’t arrive in theaters until Dec. 25, leads the pack with six nominations. Still, you knew the movie that stars a bulked-up Christian Bale as a Cheney look-and-sound-alike was goin...
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Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ to Launch in Europe at Capri, Hollywood Film Festival

Annapurna Pictures’ Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Christian Bale as the former American vice president, will launch in Europe as the opener of Italy’s Capri, Hollywood Film Festival. The hotly anticipated “Vice” chronicles Cheney’s political life, starting with his beginnings as a Washington bureaucrat. Directed by Adam McKay (“The Big Short), the film will screen on […]
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The Final ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Trailer Wants You to Trust Love All the Way

Barry Jenkins‘ beautiful, heartbreaking and altogether wonderful If Beale Street Could Talk gets a final trailer to hold you over until December. Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, has once again created one of the year’s best films – a gorgeous adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. Watch the final If Beale Street Could Talk trailer below. If Beale Street Could Talk Trailer I saw Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk at TIFF this year, and it took my breath away. Th...
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If Beale Street Could Talk Final Trailer & New Poster Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW If Beale Street Could Talk final trailer & new poster released Annapurna Pictures has released the final If Beale Street Could Talk trailer from Oscar-winning writer/director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). Check out the trailer below as well as the new poster in the gallery! Based on the James Baldwin novel of the same name and set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American ...
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Beguiling Final Trailer for Barry Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

"These are our children… and we gotta set them free." Annapurna Pictures has released one final trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest exquisite film made by very talented filmmaker Barry Jenkins (of Moonlight and Medicine for Melancholy). Opening in theaters in December. Based on James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name, If Beale Street Could Talk is about a woman in Harlem desperately trying to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while she is carrying their first child. Kik...
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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Featurette Dives into the Power of Writer James Baldwin

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is back behind the camera with If Beale Street Could Talk, the first major big screen adaptation of the work of author James Baldwin. It’s a surprising project for the director, mostly because James Baldwin’s estate, managed by sister Gloria Karefa-Smart, consistently says no to film adaptations of James Baldwin’s stories. A new If Beale Street Could Talk featurette explores why this story is so revered, and how Barry Jenkins has turned it into a film that will ...
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Extended Featurette with Barry Jenkins for 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

"Baldwin's legacy is very important, very rich." Annapurna Pictures has released this extended, 5-minute making of featurette for If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest exquisite film made by the very talented Barry Jenkins (of Moonlight and Medicine for Melancholy). This video is called the "Baldwin" featurette and focuses on Jenkins discussing James Baldwin's 1974 book and turning it into this feature film. If Beale Street Could Talk is about a woman in Harlem desperately trying to prove h...
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