December 17, 2017

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How ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Pays Tribute to the Late Carrie Fisher

Spoilers below for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is an emotional film, for many reasons, markedly because it is the last time the late Carrie Fisher will appear onscreen as Princess-cum-General Leia Organa. I made it to the end in one piece, though, a bit misty eyed perhaps and with the occasional ache of melancholy, until a dedication played midway through the credits: "In Loving Memory of Our Princess, Carrie Fisher." Then everything came bubbling up and the theater chose...

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Beanie Feldstein Is the Broadway Star-Turned-Movie Star Next Door (Exclusive)

Eight shows a week, Beanie Feldstein takes the stage at the Shubert Theatre in New York City to perform in the revival of Hello, Dolly! Wearing a pastel pink bodice adorned with frilly violet lace, a bustling striped skirt and a mop of curls atop her head, the 24-year-old belts out a rousing rendition of “Motherhood” as shop girl Minnie Fay. "I stand for motherhood, America and a hot lunch for orphans / Take off your hat, sir, while your country's flag is passing," she sings alongside her...

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How Kumail Nanjiani Is Handling All That Award Chatter Surrounding ‘The Big Sick’ (Exclusive)

For nearly all of 2017, Kumail Nanjiani has been promoting The Big Sick, the semi-autobiographical romantic comedy about a standup comedian who, against his Pakistani family's wishes, falls in love with a white girl, who then falls into a coma. First, for the movie’s premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and then in March, for a showing at South by Southwest, where it won Festival Favorite. He was at it again for the film's theatrical rollout this summer, and now Nanjiani is once...

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Diane Kruger Wants Justice in Clip From Golden Globe-Nominated Thriller ‘In the Fade’ (Exclusive)

Perhaps you've not yet heard of the acclaimed film, Aus dem Nichts, but that will change soon enough. The drama, titled In the Fade here, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language, and star Diane Kruger won the Best Actress award for it at Cannes earlier this year. Next up? The Oscars. In this clip from the film, debuting on ET, Kruger's Katja Sekerci is seeking out justice against the neo-Nazis responsible for killing her husband and son. "These are my friends....

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: The Force Is Strong With This One

All hail our new porg overlords! I have seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which means I've now pledged allegiance to Porg Nation. I'm only joking -- though I will be talking more about those adorable flying rodents in a moment -- but while trailers for Episode VIII have been heavy on the porgs, there is one line of dialogue in the previews, uttered by Luke Skywalker, that proves most prescient in the end: "This is not going to go the way you think." J.J. Abrams may have played it fairly...

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Allison Janney on Celebrating Her Golden Globe Nomination and Meeting the Real Tonya Harding (Exclusive)

Remember that bit from the Golden Globes a few years ago, when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler joked that Julia Louis-Dreyfus was too good for her TV friend after she'd been nominated in one of the show's film categories? Well, get Allison Janney an e-cig, because she's a crossover nominee now. Janney has been Golden Globe-nominated five times already (four times for The West Wing and once for CBS's Mom) but her Best Supporting Actress nomination for I, Tonya marks her first for a film. (I, Tonya was...

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Golden Globes 2018: The 8 Biggest Movie Nomination Surprises and Snubs

The Golden Globe nominations are as Golden Globe-y as ever. It is largely impossible to predict who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will deem worthy of being invited to their annual shindig, and this year proved no exception. While there were enough sure things in the mix (the HFPA loves Meryl Streep) and some omissions we knew were longshots all along (sorry, Wonder Woman), there are a number of surprises and snubs worth discussing.Surprises Christopher Plummer for All the Money in the...

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Ranking 2017’s Superhero Movies From Worst to Best

If 2017 begged the question, Is seven superhero movies in the same year too many superhero movies? then 2018's answers is: Hold my beer. Next year, Marvel Studios will release three more movies (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp) as will Fox (The New Mutants, Deadpool 2 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix); Sony has two Spider-Man universe movies (Venom and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, separate from their Marvel universe-set Spidey films); Warner Bros. and DC...

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Dianna Agron Is Dark and Gritty Like You’ve Never Seen Her Before in ‘Hollow in the Land’ Clip (Exclusive)

Dianna Agron has come a long way since her days playing a rebellious, acapella-singing cheerleader on Glee. This year alone, she's portrayed a slick hacker in a dystopian not-so-distant future (The Crash), a conflicted nun, Sister Mary Grace (Novitiate), and her role in the upcoming crime thriller, Hollow in the Land, may be her darkest and grittiest yet. In this exclusive clip, Agron's Alison sets out to uncover the truth when her brother is involved in a brutal murder, but is warned by The...

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5 Videos of the Real Tonya Harding You Need to Watch to Truly Appreciate ‘I, Tonya’

I, Tonya, an unconventional biopic about the unconventional, embattled yet iconic '90s figure skater, is based on "irony free, wildly contradictory and totally true" interviews with Tonya Harding and her one-time husband, Jeff Gillooly. (We're told as much via title card at the start of the movie.) While the conflicting details of those discussions constitute the crux of the film, many key moments in Harding's life have played out in front of the cameras, allowing for a side-by-side comparison...

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