VES 2024 Winners Include ‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ and ‘Nyad’

Gareth Edwards’ “The Creator” was the big winner at the 22nd Visual Effects Society Awards (held February 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel). The AI-themed, sci-fi actioner earned five awards, including the top photoreal feature VFX prize. The other awards were for modeling (Nomad), created environment (Floating Village), effects simulations, and compositing & lighting (Bar).  “The … Read more

‘Poor Things,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘Saltburn’ Win at the Costume Designer Guild Awards

Hosted by Wendi McLendon-Covey, the 26th Costume Designers Guild Awards took place February 21 at NeueHouse, celebrating excellence in film, television, short form costume design, and costume illustration.  Oscar frontrunners “Poor Things” and “Barbie” both took home top awards (for Excellence in Period Film and Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, respectively), which leaves the Best Costume Design … Read more

Review: Made by a solo Coen brother, ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ is trashy fun and exceedingly disposable

It’s fascinating that Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, longtime filmmaking collaborators and spouses, and the creative team behind the exploitation flick “Drive-Away Dolls,” have repeatedly — and lovingly — described their new film as “trashy” in interviews. It’s a way of nodding to influences like the “Pope of Trash” himself, John Waters, and titillating B-movie … Read more

Mel Gibson Almost Starred in ‘Schindler’s List’

Steven Spielberg‘s Oskar Schindler almost looked vastly different. The auteur’s Oscar-winning 1994 film “Schindler’s List” was led by Liam Neeson, who portrayed the real-life German businessman who saved more than 1,200 Jews from the Nazis during World War II. However, according to CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz, Mel Gibson was briefly considered for the title role. … Read more

A Running List of Everyone Who Already Hates the Disney, Fox, and WBD Sports-Streaming Service

The recently announced Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery sports streaming service isn’t exactly going over like gangbusters with much of the industry — and possibly not with the government. Fubo is the first to sue, though it may not be the last. On February 20, Fubo TV Inc., which bills itself as “the leading … Read more

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