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2020 Razzie Awards winners: Full list of Razzies winners in all 11 categories

2020 Razzie Awards winners: Full list of Razzies winners in all 11 categories
The 40th Annual Razzie Award winners were announced on Monday, March 16 — two days after they were originally scheduled to be announced — so which film won Worst Picture: “Cats,” “The Fanatic,” “The Haunting of Sharon Tate,” “A Madea Family Funeral” or “Rambo: Last Blood”? Scroll down to see the complete list of winners, and watch the announcement above.

The musical “Cats” was adapted by Oscar winner Tom Hooper from the Tony Award-winning Broadway show, but its visuals creeped out critics and scared away audiences. It earned a leading nine nominations at this event: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Hooper), Worst Actress (Francesca Hayward), Worst Supporting Actress (Judi Dench and Rebel Wilson), Worst Supporting Actor (James Corden), Worst Screenplay, Worst Screen Combo (for any two half-feline/half-human hairballs) and Worst Screen Combo again (for Jason Derulo and his CGI neutered bulge).

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“Madea” and “Rambo” followed close behind with eight nominations,
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Back to Life's Daisy Haggard: ‘If you’re not afraid to be an idiot, do comedy’

Back to Life's Daisy Haggard: ‘If you’re not afraid to be an idiot, do comedy’
After last year’s dark comedy-drama about a former prisoner, the actor draws on her own experiences as a knackered parent for new show Breeders

Daisy Haggard says she’s sorry, but she is a bit tired. We are in a cafe down the road from where she lives in south London, and as she gets the coffees in, she explains that she was up for most of the night with her two young daughters, who are five and two. They wanted to ask her questions about space. Having established the location of the sun and the moon, her two-year-old then started going through a list of everyone she knows. “And saying who she likes, and who she doesn’t like – oh my God, it’s three in the morning,” says Haggard, giggling. “So this will be a really bad interview.”

It isn’t usually proper to describe any person
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18th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Announces 2020 Lineup

18th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles  Announces 2020 Lineup
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Iffla) today announced its full lineup of narrative and documentary features, and shorts for the festival’s 18th edition, which boasts 5 World, 1 North American, 4 U.S. and 10 Los Angeles premieres, spanning 12 languages, with 50% of all films premiering directed by women. The renowned premiere global showcase for groundbreaking Indian cinema, Iffla will take place this year April 1-5 at Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center in Los Angeles. The Opening Night Gala presentation will take place at ArcLight Hollywood, with an after-party to follow hosted by Spice Affair in Beverly Hills. Passes and Gala tickets go on sale today, February 19. Individual tickets will go on sale on February 25 at www.indianfilmfestival.org.

The festival will open with An Evening with Imtiaz Ali, one of Hindi cinema’s most respected and charismatic writer-directors. Ali will be joined onstage by celebrated Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur,
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Eminem Reunited With Elton John at the Oscars, and Their Friendship Goes Back 19 Years

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Eminem's unexpected Oscars performance wasn't his only surprise on Sunday night. After the rapper shocked celebrities with a live rendition of his 2003 track "Lose Yourself," he reunited with longtime friend Elton John backstage and sent "Uncle Elton" some well-wishes on Instagram. "I got to see my Uncle Elton tonight at the Oscars," Eminem captioned their photo. "Congrats on your win too, Sir," he added, referencing Elton's award for best original song.

Elton and Eminem's friendship started in 2001 when the musicians performed "Stan" together at the Grammys. Since then, Eminem has credited Elton with helping him get sober nearly 12 years ago, and in 2017, the old pals opened up about their bond for Interview magazine.

"Your sobriety day is in my diary. I'm so proud of you," Elton told Eminem. "I'm 27 years clean,
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Razzie Awards Nominations 2020 Led by Cats, Rambo 5 and The Fanatic

Razzie Awards Nominations 2020 Led by Cats, Rambo 5 and The Fanatic
Now that the Oscars are all over and done with, and the best of the best have now been honored, it is time to turn to the awards ceremony for the worst of the worst: The Razzies. Well, the nominations are now in and the likes of Cats, Rambo: Last Blood and A Medea Family Funeral take the lead for the 2020 Golden Raspberry Awards.

The much-maligned cinematic adaptation of the musical Cats has garnered a total of nine Razzie nominations, securing a nod in every major category apart from Worst Actor and Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel. Star Rebel Wilson though has been nominated for both Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress for her work in The Hustle and Cats, respectively. Hopefully, she has a sense of humor about it.

Rambo: Last Blood is right behind Cats with a total of eight nominations, which continues the long-running tradition of The Razzies dishonoring Sylvester Stallone.
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Value Of Hulu/Neon ‘Palm Springs’ Deal Is Actually $22 Million; How Streamers Ruled 2020 Sundance

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Value Of Hulu/Neon ‘Palm Springs’ Deal Is Actually $22 Million; How Streamers Ruled 2020 Sundance
Exclusive: In a development that is a fitting epitaph for a 2020 Sundance Film Festival acquisitions market dominated by streamers, Deadline hears that the fest’s biggest sale title — the WW rights deal for Palm Springs — was actually worth substantially more than what was reported last week by winning bidders Hulu and Neon. Sources familiar with the heated multi-bidder auction said that the value of the deal was actually closer to $22 million, far and away the biggest Sundance deal of all-time. That’s much larger than the $17.5 million and 69 cents Hulu and Neon said they paid to slightly beat the $17.5 million Searchlight Sundance record for The Birth of a Nation. That reported number reflected the acquisition fee, but there is a built in bonus structure that I’m told guarantees the $22 million. Insiders acknowledged that the bonus structure was not fed to the press. Since most of the value of the
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Amazon Studios Acquires Alan Ball’s ‘Uncle Frank’

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Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to “Uncle Frank” following its premiere on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

Alan Ball wrote and directed the film, which stars Paul Bettany as an esteemed literature professor at NYU where his teenage niece (Sophia Lillis) enrolls in 1973 and discovers that he has been hiding his relationship with his longtime partner, Wally (Peter Macdissi).

After the sudden death of surly patriarch Mac (Stephen Root), Frank reluctantly returns home for the funeral with Beth and Wally in tow. Along the way, he’s forced to reckon with the ghosts of the past and finally face his family.

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The film, which follows the trio’s road-trip journey from the bohemian scene of post-Stonewall New York City to rural South Carolina, also stars Judy Greer,
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Sundance: Amazon Acquires Alan Ball Drama 'Uncle Frank'

Amazon Studios has picked up Alan Ball's family drama Uncle Frank.

The Six Feet Under showrunner wrote and directed the movie, which is set in 1973 and follows teenager Beth (Sophia Lillis), who leaves her rural hometown to study at New York University, where her estranged uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay and living with his longtime partner, Wally (Peter Macdissi) — an arrangement he has kept secret for years.

After the sudden death of surly patriarch Mac (Stephen Root), Frank reluctantly returns home for the funeral with Beth ...
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Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market to Showcase Films by Thomas Vinterberg, Charlotte Blom

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Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market to Showcase Films by Thomas Vinterberg, Charlotte Blom
New films by Thomas Vinterberg, Charlotte Blom and Jonas Poher Rasmussen will be presented at the Goteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Market. In total, 16 films in post-production will be presented to industry participants in at the Nordic Film Market as part of the Work-in-Progress section. Half of the lineup is made up of first features.

Cia Edström, the head of the Nordic Film Market, said the industry showcase is seeing a big increase in participation this year. As many as 381 attendees from 25 countries so far have signed up for the event, including 37 sales agents, 67 festival programmers and 47 buyers. Edström noted the breadth and diversity of films and projects in this year’s program.

Vinterberg’s next film, “Another Round” is a modern drama starring Mads Mikkelsen. Represented in international markets by TrustNordisk, the film follows a group of high school teachers who embark on an experiment to be intoxicated
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #124. Born to Be Murdered – Ferdinando Cito Filomarino

Born to Be Murdered

Italy’s Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (great nephew of Luchino Visconti) looks set for an international breakout with sophomore feature Born to Be Murdered, his English language debut. Produced by Luca Guadagnino, Rodrigo Teixeira, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti and Francesco Melzi d’Eril, the production is headlined by an impressive quartet of actors, including John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Vicky Krieps and Boyd Holbrook (see fuzzy social media pic grab above). Academy Award winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor; The Revenant) provides the score while cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom lenses.…
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Alpha Violet Acquires Fernanda Valadez’s Sundance-Selected ‘Identifying Features’ (Exclusive)

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Buenos Aires — Paris-based Alpha Violet has acquired international rights to Fernanda Valadez’s feature debut, “Identifying Features,” which world premieres in World Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

Announced this week, the Sundance selection comes on top of a Films in Progress Prize at this September’s San Sebastian Festival.

Studying at Mexico’s Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, (Ccc), Valadez directed the short film “400 Maletas,” that earned nominations for the Student Academy Awards and Mexico’s Ariel Awards.

“Identifying Features” follows a mother searching desperately for her son, who has gone missing en route to the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead, she meets the young Miguel, recently deported from the U.S., who is eager to be reunited with his mother in Mexico, a country he hardly recognizes.

The two strike up a sense of companionship as they wander through a desolate, violence-ravaged townships and landscapes of today’s Mexico,
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Sundance 2020 Announces Features Lineup: Films From Rees, Zeitlin, Plus Surprise Taylor Swift Doc

Sundance 2020 Announces Features Lineup: Films From Rees, Zeitlin, Plus Surprise Taylor Swift Doc
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has announced its entire feature film lineup for the January gathering. The 11-day event will showcase 118 features, including premieres from Sundance regulars and newcomers alike. The announcement includes all four competition sections, the high-profile Premieres and Documentary Premieres, the forward-thinking Next section, the Kids lineup, and the Midnight films.

The 2020 feature film lineup includes a number of highly anticipated 2020 titles, including the premiere of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s remake of the Swedish dark comedy “Force Majeure” (now titled “Downhill”), Julie Taymor’s inventive Gloria Steinem biopic “The Glorias,” Liz Garbus’ narrative debut “Lost Girls,” Michael Almereyda’s Nikola Tesla biopic “Tesla,” and Alan Ball’s “Uncle Frank.” On the documentary front, Lana Wilson’s Taylor Swift-centric entry, “Miss Americana,” will also make a surprise debut at the festival, premiering on its first day. Meanwhile, Ron Howard makes his latest foray into non-fiction with
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10 All-Time Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Fails

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Turkey Day is almost here, which means that all across America, La-z-Boys will soon be dragged in front of TVs and channels will be changed to NBC, because the annual viewing of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is upon us. One way to get hyped for this year’s festivities is to remember some of the most epic fails of years past. From the infamous Uncle Sam and Spider-Man incident of 2012 to the numerous bystanders injured when balloons collided with street lamps, here are 11 of the most unforgettable — and uncomfortable — moments in the parade’s history.

Cat in the Hat Balloon Hits Lamp Post, Injures Woman In 1997, the “Cat in the Hat” balloon hit and broke a lamp post. A rogue piece of the metal fixture flew and hit a woman in the head, fracturing her skull, the New York Post reported at the time. She spent a month in a coma,
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Tiff Cinematheque Unveils Best Of Decade Movie List Including ‘Moonlight’, ‘The Master’ & ‘Ida’

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The Toronto Film Festival today unveiled The Best Of The Decade: An Alternative View, a top ten movie list from the last decade. Tiff asked film curators, historians, and archivists from Canada and around the world to choose the best films of the 2010s — any length, genre, or format. Judging by the list, it’s fair to say that superhero movies weren’t front of mind.

Coming out on top of the arthouse list was…Lucrecia Martel’s 2017 festival favourite Zama, the dreamlike tale about a Spanish officer in Seventeenth century Asunción, Paraguay, awaiting his transfer to Buenos Aires. Plenty of great movies make the cut. Check it out below.

“Many of the films in the poll’s top 10 address the perilous era we have just lived through, with such prescient works as Film Socialisme, Neighboring Sounds, and Sieranevada predicting various types of ecological, political, and social calamity,” said Tiff Senior Programmer James Quandt.
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Watch: Gemma Chan, Vicky McClure, Samantha Morton in Drama ‘I Am’ (Exclusive)

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Watch: Gemma Chan, Vicky McClure, Samantha Morton in Drama ‘I Am’ (Exclusive)
The first-look trailer for female-led anthology series “I Am” sees Gemma Chan, Vicky McClure and Samantha Morton performing in the much-anticipated show for Channel 4 in the U.K.

The series consists of three separate stories, each bearing the name of its lead character. It comes from BAFTA-winning writer and director Dominic Savage, who asked the actors to draw on personal experience and improvise rather than working strictly from the script. The stories for each film were developed with the leading performers, with themes including relationships, identity and empowerment.

McClure, fresh off the success of BBC drama “Line of Duty,” has the opening story. In “I Am Nicola,” she stars opposite Perry Fitzpatrick (“This Is England ’90”) in a story of a dysfunctional and coercive relationship. “Every day we created moments we didn’t know existed until we were in the moment,” McClure said. “This is what is so unique working with Dominic.
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Aladdin review – live-action remake really takes flight

Guy Ritchie’s adaptation is lively, colourful and genuinely funny – making only judicious tweaks to the original, it’s thankfully not a whole new world

The scimitars are out for Disney’s live-action Aladdin, what with the enduring fondness for the original (not least Robin Williams’ Genie) and the botched unveiling of Will Smith as his successor in an early trailer that presented him as a creepy, half-naked blue guy from the uncanny valley. Director and co-writer Guy Ritchie is hardly a seal of quality these days, either, following flops The Man from Uncle and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. But sheathe your weapons because this new Aladdin is actually great fun. It is far from perfect, but where many recent fantasias have crumpled under the weight of their special effects, this one really takes flight. It is lively, colourful and genuinely funny, and doesn’t break what didn
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Daisy Haggard: ‘Seeing the love for Back to Life spread has made me happy'

The star and creator of the word-of-mouth TV hit on researching with ex-cons, mature sex and why she got kicked out of school science class

Scotland-born, Dulwich-raised Daisy Haggard trained at Lamda and is best known for appearing in TV comedies including Episodes, Green Wing and Uncle. She’s also had leading roles on stage at the National Theatre, the Royal Court and the Almeida. She’s currently starring in the BBC comedy Back to Life, about a woman returning home after 18 years in prison, which she co-wrote with the comedian Laura Solon.

Back to Life has been a word-of-mouth hit. Does that make it even more gratifying?

Putting yourself out there is quite frightening so it’s lovely when it strikes a chord. People have been recommending the show on social media, then their friends have liked it. Seeing that escalate and spread has made me really happy.

Continue reading.
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Fox Searchlight renews deal with UK producer Damian Jones

One Man, Two Guvnors adaptation and Sleeping With The Enemy remake are in the works.

UK producer Damian Jones has renewed his overall deal with Fox Searchlight and unveiled a slate of new projects including a feature version of hit stage play One Man, Two Guvnors and a “reimagining” of the Julia Roberts domestic violence drama Sleeping With The Enemy.

One Man, Two Guvnors is being written by Oli Refson, creator of BBC TV comedy series Uncle and will be executive produced by Richard Bean and Nicholas Hytner.

Emerging Us filmmaker Nia DaCosta is writing and directing the new version of Sleeping With The Enemy.
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Fox Searchlight Lines Up ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ Reboot, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ Film & White House Astrologer Pic

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Fox Searchlight Lines Up ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ Reboot, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ Film & White House Astrologer Pic
The Favourite backer Fox Searchlight is lining up a reboot of Julia Roberts’ 1991 hit Sleeping With The Enemy and a feature version of smash James Corden stage play One Man, Two Guvnors as part of a new producing deal with The Iron Lady and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie producer Damian Jones.

Prolific UK producer Jones is in development on a strong new slate of movies with Searchlight and they have set emerging US filmmaker Nia DaCosta as writer-director of the Sleeping With The Enemy “reimagining.” DaCosta’s 2018 feature debut Little Woods starred Lily James and Tessa Thompson as sisters driven to work outside the law to better their lives.

Based on Nancy Price’s 1987 novel of the same name, thriller Sleeping With The Enemy saw Roberts – then at the height of fame just after Pretty Woman – play a woman trying to escape her abusive husband. The film was a
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Dylan Moran: ‘Britain is sending itself to its room and not coming down’

The comedian’s new show questions how to cope with the relentlessness of today’s politics. He discusses the ‘cult’ of Catholicism, his love of poetry and giving up his vices

“I’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century,” points out Dylan Moran. “I’m probably going to know about as much as I’m ever going to know on a working level. There’s a liberty in that.” It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since the Irish comic first shuffled on to the stage, cigarette and drink at the ready, and appeared not to know what on earth he was doing there. In 1996, aged 24, he became the youngest person to win the Perrier comedy award at the Edinburgh festival, and embarked on his first UK tour the year after. TV and film opportunities followed, often playing various iterations of his rumpled, grumpy
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