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Steven Soderbergh explains exactly why they switched up the Oscars ending

The Academy Awards ending was a little different this year due to a decision by producers that had to do with late actor Chadwick Boseman.
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Steven Soderbergh: Oscars ending changed in case Chadwick Boseman won

The producer of this year’s ceremony has defended finishing with best actor rather than best film, leading to anticlimax after Anthony...
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Steven Soderbergh Reveals Why Oscars Show Order Was Changed

Oscars producer Steven Soderbergh has opened up about the decisions made to change the show order of the 2021 ceremony and whether he regrets not allowing Zoom acceptance speeches. In an interview published today by the Los Angeles Times, Soderbergh, who served as producer alongside Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, said he wasn’t aware of […]
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‘Night Court’ Sequel Series Casts ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Melissa Rauch as Harry’s Daughter

The court has made its decision: Night Court executive producer Melissa Rauch, best known for her role in the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will be starring in the sitcom sequel series as Harry’s daughter. Deadline reports that Rauch has stepped up to star in the Night Court sequel series in the lead role opposite original series co-star John Larroquette. Rauch will star as “the unapologetic optimist judge Abby Stone, daughter of the late Harry Stone, who follows in her father’s footsteps ...
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Starz May 2021 Movie & TV Titles Arriving and Leaving

The full list of May 2021 movies and TV titles that will be available for streaming on the Starz App has been released (via Vital Thrills), which you can now view below, along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service this month. The includes the arrival of Steven Soderbergh’s Starz original series The Girlfriend Experience Season 3, as well as the series debut of Leigh Davenport’s new comedy series, Run the World. This month will also see the U.S. debut of Allan Cubitt’s...
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The Oscars Weren’t Good, but They Channeled a Movie Industry in Transition

There are two ways to view this year’s Academy Awards telecast. One of them isn’t pretty. The other is strangely … hopeful. But both speak to the powerful transitional moment in which the movie industry is now caught. Version #1: This year’s Oscar night, by bending over backwards to “reinvent” itself, wound up as a […]
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Oscars 2021: These GIFs sum up some big Academy Awards moments from Union Station

Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards did not have a host, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event took place at Downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station. There were plenty of GIF-worthy moments from the evening, though. From an opening stroll through the station to a range of on-stage antics, these are the GIFs that sum up Sunday’s awards. Regina King kicked off the Oscars with a power walk through Union Station. People on social media were loving it and some want to see the actress star in a Steven S...
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Why the Oscars Needed a Host (Column)

What a year not to have montages. And what a year to not have the anchor of a host. The 2021 Oscars came at the end of a long year for movie fans. With traditional options for screening films scrambled, and with a sense that the conversation sparked by the nominees this time around was […]
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The Morning Watch: 2021 Oscars Highlights: New Format, Best Speeches, Glenn Close Loves “Da Butt” & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look at 2021 Oscars highlights from the 93rd Academy Awards that aired last night on ABC. See how the format was initially shaken up by Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, and see some o...
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Glenn Close’s magnificent Da Butt and superb flirting: key Oscars moments

An impromptu dance masterclass became an instant highlight, but Steven Soderbergh’s directorial shakeup delivered a ceremony with few highs and frequent depressionsIn a skewiff ceremony of overlong speeches, quiet applause and a downsized red carpet, one moment effortlessly stole the show: Glenn Close doing the dance to the 1988 funk hit Da Butt. Continue reading...
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Oscar Telecast’s Best Creative Decisions Got Lost in Forced Format Changes: TV Review

After strutting into the Oscars framed by a pointedly cinematic aspect ratio, the Los Angeles sunlight streaming in through Union Station’s windows, opening presenter Regina King took the stage of the most unusual ceremony in recent memory and promptly tripped on her gown. Steadying herself with a broad smile, the consummate professional shrugged and laughed, […]
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Oscars 2021: This unusual Academy Awards kicks off with an unexpected start

Even before the 93rd Academy Awards officially began on Sunday, it was clear this year would be like none that had come before due to the pandemic of the past year. During the pre-show, hosts interviewed nominees for best original song while pre-recorded performances of the songs — which in years past would have been live in the broadcast — were aired. Producer Steven Soderbergh had hinted this would be more of a film than a TV show and as movie-like credits rolled across the screen in the openi...
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Oscars: Sad Movies for a Sad Year

The Oscars will begin shortly. There will be no host, no audience, nor face masks for nominees attending the ceremony at Los Angeles' Union Station - this year's hub for a show usually broadcast from the Dolby Theatre. Steven Soderbergh... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Oscars 2021: timetable, predictions and what to expect

The 93rd Academy Awards have finally arrived – here’s what you need to know, when you need to know it by and who (we think) will win the key prizesTwo months late, the Oscars have finally arrived. Covid has wreaked its havoc in the film industry just like everywhere else, with cinema closing, shoots shut down, and cancellations everywhere you look. The awards ceremonies’ troubles appear trifling by comparison, but they are emblematic of what a bizarre year it has been.The nominations themselves,...
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Real-life plot twists leave Oscars struggling to adapt to new reality

Lockdowns, the rise of streaming and demands for diversity are forcing change on the 93rd Academy Awards No full-blown red carpet, no outfit questions, no after-parties – many involved in Sunday’s Oscars are happy to take a break from a four-hour seated ceremony that, some argue, has long put the movie industry’s in-house favourites, the promotion of luxury lifestyles and virtue-signalling ahead of peer-reviewed creative recognition.The event has been under reconstruction since the #OscarsSoWhit...
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Now Stream This: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, ‘McCabe and Mrs. Miller’, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’, ‘Lake Mungo’, ‘Unstoppable’, ‘Waterworld’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Godzilla vs. Kong Now Streaming on HBO Max Release Date: 2021 Genre: Monster Movie Director: Adam Wingard Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir Godzilla vs. Kong isn’t the best MonsterVerse movie, but it is the en...
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Daily Podcast: Furiosa, Lord of the Rings, The Mandalorian, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Cinderella, and the Oscars

On the April 19, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Furiosa, Lord of the Rings, The Mandalorian, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Cinderella , and the Oscars . In The News :  Brad: ‘Furiosa’ Tells a Story That Spans Years, Will Be Australia’s Biggest Production Yet Chris: ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Budget is $465 Milli...
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Oscar Producers Vague on Role of Face Masks, Will Use ‘Satellite Hook-Ups’ for Remote Nominees

Oscars producer Steven Soderbergh maintained that masks would play “a very important role in the story” of the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25, but kept the details under wraps. “If that’s cryptic, it’s meant to be,” Soderbergh said during a Saturday press conference. “That topic is very central to the narrative.” Joined with co-producers […]
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The 2021 Oscars Will Shake Up the Awards Show Format and “Feel Like a Movie,” According to Steven Soderbergh

Awards shows weren’t exactly the most exciting programming to behold before the coronavirus pandemic came along and made them far worse. So far we’ve seen hybrid ceremonies for the Emmys and Golden Globes that have involved limited attendance and acceptance speeches on Zoom, which made for sloppy and boring entertainment. But don’t expect the same nonsense when the 2021 Oscars come around. The 93rd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, April 25, 2021 starting at 8:00 P.M. ET, and when the cameras ...
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HBO Max Wants to Find ‘The Real Magic Mike’ in New Competition Series from Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh

Magic Mike helped turn Channing Tatum into a huge star, and now the former male stripper will try to help another chiseled dancer find fame and fortune with a new competition series on HBO Max. Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh are executive producing the tentatively titled The Real Magic Mike, a series that will turn a group of 10 men who have “lost their magic” into real-life Magic Mikes. HBO Max sent out a press release announcing the order of The Real Magic Mike, an unscripte...
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Finding The Real Magic Mike Competition Show Announced for HBO Max

Finding The Real Magic Mike competition show announced for HBO Max HBO Max is diving into the Warner Bros. vault to expand its unscripted content as the streaming platform has ordered the new reality competition The Real Magic Mike to series, with film star Channing Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh attached to executive produce and is expected to debut later this year. RELATED: The Lost City of D: Channing Tatum & Sandra Bullock-led rom-com sets 2022 release “From box office hits to sold...
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‘The Real Magic Mike’ Competition Series From Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh Set at HBO Max

Is there still some magic in that Mike? HBO Max will soon find out: The streamer has ordered “The Real Magic Mike,” a reality competition from the producers of the “Magic Mike” movies. Eureka Productions, the prolific unscripted producers behind “Holey Moley” and “Dating Around,” and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Warner Horizon, […]
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Universal Sets Clooney & Roberts-Led Ticket to Paradise for Fall 2022

Universal sets Clooney & Roberts-led Ticket to Paradise for Fall 2022 Just over a month after first announcing development on the romantic comedy, Universal Pictures is fast-tracking the George Clooney and Julia Roberts-led Ticket to Paradise as the studio has slated the film for a September 30, 2022 release. RELATED: Ticket to Paradise: George Clooney & Julia Roberts Reuniting for Rom-Com Directed by Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) on a script from him and Daniel Pipski, the film ...
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Why You Should Rewatch Your Favorite Movies in Black and White

Cinema snobs the world over scoffed when polarizing director Zack Snyder announced that his indulgent superhero opus Zack Snyder’s Justice League would be re-rereleased in a desaturated black and white version he’d dubbed Zack Snyder’s Justice League: Justice Is Gray. I was among them, but mostly because Snyder’s…Read more...
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How Oscar Producers are Navigating COVID-19 Restrictions on Hollywood’s Biggest Night of the Year

I know this is an obvious understatement, but what a wacky, messy awards season this has been! Of course it’s a logistical nightmare to try to produce a great and safe awards show during these pandemic-restricted times. I really do feel for all of those attempting to do just that. We’ll see how this Sunday’s […]
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Oscars 'to set up Academy Awards hubs' for nominees in London and Paris

Actors unable to travel to Los Angeles had earlier been told a virtual appearance at the awards would not be allowedThe Academy will reportedly allow British nominees to take part in the Oscars from London, after earlier warning that appearing via Zoom was not an option.The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on 25 April in the US with an in-person event at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Some live elements of the show will be included from the ceremony’s usual home of the Dolby Theatre i...
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Oscars Ceremony Will Add London Venue and More Options for Nominees

  In a Tuesday meeting for the studio and personal reps of Oscar nominees, producer Steven Soderbergh called the logistics of organizing this year’s ceremony “mind-numbing.” The producers announced they would add venues in London and elsewhere for participants who are not able to travel because of COVID restrictions. Soderbergh and co-producer Stacey Sher apologized […]
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Don Cheadle to Narrate ABC’s ‘The Wonder Years’ Reboot Pilot

Don Cheadle is about to take a walk down memory lane. The Avengers: Endgame star has been set as the narrator for ABC’s reboot of The Wonder Years, taking on the role of adult Dean Williams in ABC’s single-camera pilot. Deadline reports that Cheadle has been tapped to narrate ABC’s The Wonder Years reboot pilot, playing the adult Dean Williams in the new take on the classic family comedy-drama. In a reinvention of the ’80s series, The Wonder Years reboot follows the Williamses, “a Black midd...
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