Special Movie Report: ‘1917’ picks up big win from Directors Guild

Sam Mendes continued his great award season run Saturday, winning the Directors Guild of America award for Best Theatrical Feature Film.

Saturday’s win followed other directing honors from the Critics Choice, and the Golden Globes. His success so far sets himself up as a front runner for the Academy Award in directing.

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Special Movie Report: 26th Screen Actors Guild Winners

The Academy Awards acting races had another development Sunday night with the Screen Actors Guild ceremony taking place.

Cementing their spots as front-runners this award season were Brad Pitt who won Best Supporting Male Actor, and Laura Dern, taking Best Supporting Female Actor.

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Monday Movie Report: Oscar Nominations Announced

A preview of award season’s grand finale was released this morning with the announcement of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards.

Earning the most nominations is “Joker,” with 11 total, including Best Picture. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” meanwhile, also earned several nominations, including Best Picture.

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Monday Movie Report: Finale to ‘Star Wars’ trilogy could make $200 million

Here we go.

We’re headed into the final opening weekend for a “Star Wars” movie for the immediate future, as the next picture in the franchise isn’t scheduled until 2022.

We’ll have more of an idea regarding quality on Wednesday, when the review embargo drops and critics can unleash their opinions. While the reviews are still a few days out, though, box office predictions are starting to roll in.

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Monday Movie Report: Golden Globe nominees and more award news

Award season is in full swing with Monday morning bringing the nominations for the annual Golden Globe awards, set to take place in a few weeks.

“Marriage Story” leads the nominations race with six, followed by “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” which each earned five. Along with the Globe nominations, several film critic organizations have also announced their awards for 2019 movies.

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Monday Movie Report: Affleck to direct historical drama

Ben Affleck is returning to the director’s chair for a new drama based on real events.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Affleck will helm “King Leopold’s Ghost,” a movie about King Leopold II of Belgium who plundered the Congo in the late 1800s. Along with Affleck, the creative team includes Farhad Safinia, who previously wrote “Apocalypto.”

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Monday Movie Report: Disney/Marvel schedule release dates

While details and titles for several upcoming Marvel movies remain undisclosed, the studio and parent company Disney have scheduled many of them for release.

According to The Wrap, Marvel Studios and Disney set release dates for five untitled films on Oct. 2, 2022, Feb. 17, 2023, May 5, 2023, July 28, 2023 and Nov. 3, 2023.

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Monday Movie Report: Octavia Spencer to receive Producers award

Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer is now picking up recognition for her producing work too.

According to The Wrap, Spencer will receive a Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America at its ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 18. The Wrap reports the award honors producers in television or film who share inspiring, uplifting stories.

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Movie Report: Zoë Kravitz joins cast of new ‘Batman’

Zoë Kravitz is joining the new on-screen adaptation of “Batman.”

According to Variety, Kravitz has been cast as the anti-heroine Catwoman in “The Batman,” directed by Matt Reeves. Variety reports the movie, starring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, will start pre-production soon with filming possible late this year or early 2020.

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Monday Movie Report: ‘The Irishman’ heading to Broadway

Martin Scorsese’s latest movie will be joining theatrical productions on Broadway next month.

According to Deadline, the film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will be shown at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Deadline reports the movie is scheduled to run from Nov. 1-Dec. 1. Like its stage play counterparts, Deadline states the film will be shown with eight screenings per week.

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