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NYT Dan Kois profiles 'the loose screw rattling around inside the Marvel machine,' director Taika Waititi as Thor Ragnarok approaches
Film Stage Murtada interviews the director of Senegal's Oscar submission Félicité
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Variety Jamie Foxx and Anthony Mackie will star in a Johnny Cochran biopic (Mackie as Cochran) with Taylor Hackford directing
Guardian can Michael Fassbender survive his string of flops?

Coming Soon The Seagull starring The Bening and Saoirse Ronan will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classic next year
ScriptNotes John and Craig welcome female screenwriters Daley Haggar and Dara Resnik to discuss the possible Post-Weinstein era in Hollywood
The New Yorker Harvey Weinstein's cameo in a 2005 animated movie for Mattel
My New Plaid Pants five photos of rising French actor Rabah Nait Oufella
My New Plaid Pants 'do, dump, or marry' on Greg McLean's Jungle with Daniel Radcliffe
Streamline on William Wyler's now-underdiscussed Wuthering Heights (1939)
Awards Daily Still no Best Picture frontrunner this late in season? (I personally love the more unpredictable years)
Tracking Board Netflix trailer for a western series Godless starring Jeff Daniels and Jack O'Connell and a mysterious town of all women
Variety Ben Mendelsohn eyeing the villain role in Marvel's Captain Marvel

Towleroad a step-by-step sculpture of Freddie Mercury
Metro John Boyega is still being asked questions about whether Poe and Finn are gay for each other in Star Wars
Gr8er Days There's a documentary coming about the gay actor who starred in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

EW Actor Robert Guillaume, best known for his classic "Soap" character Benson (so popular he spun off into an even more popular series "Benson") but whose career hit all three acting mediums has died at 90.
Browbeat Legendary musician Fats Domino has died

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I've just read at Awards Daily that "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" will be competing on the drama side at the Golden Globes. Don't know if it's true but it would definitely make things more interesting (and competitive).

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Joe -- interesting decision if true. The film could easily be called a dark comedy and that's usually less competitive.

October 25, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

I've been waiting for news on 'The Seagull' - so glad it's finally being released. And by SPC, no less!

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

Just wondering why you haven't discussed Renee Zellweger staring in a Judy Garland biopic yet? It seems right up this blogs alley

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTD

Nat - I haven't seen it so I can't tell, but if that's the case it's a strange move indeed because as you just said, the comedy/musical categories are almost always less competitive. I wonder what would win Best Musical/Comedy then. I, Tonya? Get Out? The Disaster Artist? Battle of the Sexes? The Greatest Showman? Lady Bird? Who knows.

On the other side, I think it would turn into a battle between McDormand and Robbie for Best Actress (assuming each one won her category here, which I'm predicting at the moment, especially given the fact that the former has never won a GG). In that case, I think this could be the first step for a Robbie sweep of the season, ala Stone last year. But we'll see.

What do you think?

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

TD -- i read that and then at least one site pulled the story so i was trying to detect if it was real or not before mentioning it.

October 25, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Ugh, that Harvey Weinstein cameo was disgusting.

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

I am 100% showing up for Merritt Weaver as an old west gunslinger on Netflix's GODLESS.

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Battle Of The Sexes could win the Comedy/Musical Globe and Emma Stone Comedy/Musical Actress. If Amy Adams can win consecutively for American Hustle and Big Eyes, Emma can for La La Land and Battle Of The Sexes.

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKeegan

Wuthering Heights is a magical film of that blessed 1939. I recommend watching it followed by Rebecca(1940). Both stories seem related to each other, linked by the presence of the young rising star Laurence Olivier.

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel

I remember seeing Wuthering Heights in high school at a rep theatre with 2 friends, a guy and a girl. After the movie, we sat in the car in the parking lot and cried for half an hour. I loved that movie, but I love the memory of those friends more. What perfect people to go to a movie with.

October 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteradri

adri: That's a great comment! What a lovely memory to have.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEdward L.

The article on Fassy is brutal... and necessary.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I love The Seagull but somehow cannot see the film adaptation succeeding that well with movie- going audiences, despite the talent.

October 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Of course Fassbender will survive, he's a white man.

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Glenn Dunks: Survive, definitely, but not impossible it'll be in the sense that John Travolta "survived" between 1983 and 1994.

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Matthew McConaughey is another formerly acclaimed actor who has just appeared in critical and commercial flops since Interstellar (his voice part in Kubo notwithstanding).

October 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

good work keep it up

December 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiwakar

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