Monday, November 20, 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
"Justice League" Falls Short of Box Office Expectations
Only in the modern era of superhero films could a $96 million opening weekend be considered anything less than impressive. But that's the situation Warner Bros. and DC's "Justice League" find themselves in. The big budget superhero mashup came in well under expectations, which had pegged it for a $...
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
Jeffrey Tambor Doubts If He Can Return to "Transparent"
Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent." In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn't confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor...
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Future May Be In Flux For "Transparent" After Allegations Against Tambor
When "Transparent" debuted four years ago on Amazon with a transgender lead character, it was a special moment for TV. It won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show's future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor. Fellow "...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
"The Insult," "What Will People Say," "Bodied" Win AFI Fest Audience Awards
The American Film Institute (AFI) has revealed the films that received the Audience and Jury awards at AFI Fest 2017. “As the 31st edition of AFI Fest comes to a close, this year’s awards shine a light on the American independent, auteur and foreign cinema that resonated with our audiences and...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Chile's Oscar Entry, "A Fantastic Woman," Could Make History
In one of the dreamy moments of surrealism that punctuate Sebastian Lelio's otherwise realistic "A Fantastic Woman," the film's transgender protagonist, Marina (Daniela Vega), walks down the street but an extreme, exaggerated headwind makes moving forward nearly impossible. She's tilted, as if...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
AFI Fest Heralds A Golden Age For Documentaries--With An Asterisk
Bryan Fogel, director of the acclaimed documentary Icarus , affirmed that documentaries are in a golden age, attributable in large part to Netflix which is giving worthwhile work a level of exposure not previously possible. Serving as a panelist on a Doc Roundtable at the recently wrapped AFI Fest...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
"Stranger Things," Technicolor Among Big Winners at HPA Awards
The Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) bestowed its 2017 HPA Awards on Thursday (11/16) evening during a sold-out gala celebration at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. And among the big winners was Stranger Things which took a pair of honors: Outstanding TV Editing for Dean...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Hard To Categorize, "Get Out" Is Still An Oscar Contender
The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out." Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Sandy Hook Promise's "Evan" Shares Epica Film Grand Prix With Allegro.pl's “English”
The Epica Awards jury decided to award two film Grand Prix honors this year--one for Sandy Hook Promise’s “Evan” from BBDO NY, the other for online retailer Allegro.pl’s “English for Beginners” from Poland agency Bardzo. At this evening’s (11/16) Epica ceremony in Berlin, Grand Prix winners came...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
FCC Weakens Restrictions On TV Station, Newspaper Ownership
Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission also makes it easier for one company to own two...