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71st Annual Academy Awards - Press Room

Harvey Weinstein documentary Untouchable lets women tell their stories

March 25, 2019

The accusations of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein sent such cataclysmic shock waves through our entire culture that it almost feels there’s nothing left to say. Untouchable, a new documentary detailing Weinstein’s predatory behaviour, doesn’t have much to say that’s new, but it does offer the most important thing of all: the words of the […]

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Star Trek: Discovery trailer shows off Spock, unveils premiere date

December 23, 2018

The new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery gives us our first look at Spock, who we knew was coming to Disco but were led to believe we wouldn’t see until the back half of season 2. The trailer, unveiled at New York Comic Con on Saturday, also gives a premiere date: January 17, 2019. Discovery brought the […]

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The Oscar-winning movie that gave me period pride

November 28, 2018

  The Oscar-award winning short documentary Period. End of Sentence tells the story of Indian sanitary-pad makers. But it’s much more than that. The half-hour documentary, streaming now on Netflix, features a group of fiercely determined young women in rural India who decide to install a sanitary-pad machine, combat the stigma of menstruation and discover their independence. […]

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Can Black Panther win Best Picture at the Oscars?

November 23, 2018

And the nominees are…  Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture. It’s already a cultural phenomenon, a critical success and a billion-dollar box office sensation. At the 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, will it also usher in a new era of recognition for effects-driven superhero […]

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Oscars 2019 nominations: Black Panther up for Best Picture, 6 other awards

November 17, 2018

Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born and Vice earned Academy Awards 2019 Best Picture nominations Tuesday morning. In total, Black Panther — the 18th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and the first superhero flick to get the Best Picture nod — scored seven nominations, while Roma and The Favourite […]

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Dwayne Johnson will play steel-drivin’ man John Henry in Netflix film

October 21, 2018

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is adding yet another giant role to his resume. He’ll star in John Henry and the Statesmen for Netflix, he announced Tuesday. In the film, Johnson will lead a group of ‘the most popular folklore figures and legends from different cultures around the world.’ Johnson himself will work as a producer […]

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Movies and shows on Amazon: September 2018

October 16, 2018

Fall is nearly here and as we slowly slide into Halloween season, you may as well start on your horror binge. Amazon Prime picked up a few good horror films including The Amityville Horror, Pumpkinhead and Jigsaw. Or, if you’d prefer to watch something a little less scary, there’s Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.  A few classics […]

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HBO Asia’s Folklore will haunt you with creatures you’ve never seen before

June 30, 2018

Bored by vampires and zombies? HBO Asia’s new horror series, Folklore, could introduce you to a whole new set of nightmarish beings in the lead-up to Halloween. Drawing on local myths from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, this six-episode anthology series will keep you riveted to your seat and constantly looking over your shoulder. […]

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Bachelor in Paradise’s John Graham (Venmo John) spills all

June 28, 2018

If all those fawning tweets week after week were any indication, John Graham, aka Venmo John, is one of the most popular contestants to come out of season 14 of The Bachelorette.  Each week, with each new episode, we were reminded what we’d lost on week 5 when the clean-cut software engineer whose opening line […]

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Best Netflix documentaries for October 2018

June 6, 2018

Netflix original documentaries and docuseries have been knocking it out of the park lately. Not only did Netflix win Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards this year, it’s also been nominated six times since 2014. So good! Let’s get streaming. Documentary features Quincy Stream on Netflix Quincy is a very enjoyable documentary on the […]

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