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JUSTICE LEAGUE WAS INITIALLY TWO FILMS

   But does it really exist in a form the company can share? And why would a major release like Justice League have two completely different edits? Let’s go back a few years to uncover the reality of the Snyder Cut and what would make its release possible  That cause: The release of director Zack Snyder’s original cut of Justice League    When it was first announced, Justice League was intended to be a two-part film with Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Gadot, Affleck, Jason Momoa, Fisher, and Ezra Miller convening to film the bulk of the first film and portions of the second at Leavesden Studios in London. Much like the efforts of Warner Bros. Pictures’ cross-town superhero competition, the plan was for these two films to serve as a culmination of storylines began in Man of Steel and through Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, and Suicide Squad. Although, once the scripts were developed, Snyder said the two films would tell distinct stories. Then, as filming commenced on Justice League in April of 2016, Batman v Superman was released to the derision of critics (it is at 27% on the Tomatometer) and, seemingly, the industry deciding en mass that the film was a creative disaster. In London, this meant the quiet cancellation of the second Justice League film and a hasty rewrite of the first film’s script to bring its story to a true conclusion. As we now understand it, the first Justice League movie was meant to end with the resurrection of Superman with the second film seeing the League assembling to fight cosmic-level bad guy Darkseid. In the years since it dissolved, Snyder offered fans glimpses of design art and storyboards from the abandoned second film thanks to his social media accounts. But even as the film soldiered on in production, it was clear to Snyder and his partners at the studio that a period of reshoots would be required. Most big-budget tentpole releases schedule some additional photography these days, but the high-profile nature of Justice League – and the growing bad buzz around Warners’ attempts to bring the DC Comics heroes to the screen – meant the work was regarded with suspicion. Of course, no one would know just how extensive these reshoots would be until Snyder delivered his first cut. As with the myth of the six-hour version of David Lynch’s Dune, the notion of the Snyder Cut begins with an assembly of the film – a compilation of the best takes chosen by editors David Brenner, Richard Pearson, Martin Walsh, and Snyder himself representing the scenes as written in the script. This version of the film definitely exists, but it is not meant for public consumption. Lacking complete special effects, utilizing a temporary soundtrack, and featuring the background studio noise of the scenes as they were filmed, an assembly is meant more to reveal what to cut from the script once the actors, technicians, and filmmakers fill in the gutters left behind by the screenplay. An actor’s expression may more effectively convey a piece of written dialogue, for example. But an assembly will give a director of a multi-million-dollar film the first inkling of what he may need to reshoot to massage the story into shape. For Dune, Lynch went back and reshot the scene in which Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) drinks the Water of Life to unite ideas and clarify ideas from a number of scenes in the assembly which were ultimately cut from the theatrical release. And while assemblies are not typically released to the public, 20th Century Fox Home Video did release an “assembly cut” of Alien3 in its Alien Quadrilogy DVD box set and the subsequent Alien Anthology Blu-ray set. Roughly 30 minutes longer than the release version, it is a surprisingly finished product which more closely reflects director David Fincher’s vision of the film before the studio took it out of his hands and removed the religious overtones and an entire chase sequence. In fact, we’re inclined to believe it is more a fine assembly or early director’s cut than a true early assemblage of material. It is the hope of those looking for a Snyder Cut that they will eventually receive something like this: a mostly completed version of the film taken from Snyder. But in reality, the film was never taken from Snyder. Instead, something far more devastating happened. Even before Snyder announced his departure from the film in May of 2017, rumors around town indicated footage from London had failed to wow Warner executives. At this point, reshoots were scheduled and Joss Whedon entered the story. At the time, he was reportedly working on a Batgirl film, but was also assisting Snyder and Warner Bros. with writing new Justice League material. Around this time, February of 2016, rumors circulated indicating Snyder had been fired, but both he and the studio quickly shot this down. But then Snyder’s family experienced an unimaginable tragedy when his daughter Autumn took her own life on March 20, 2017. Snyder subsequently said he continued to work on the film for nearly six weeks after her death in the hopes it would mitigate his grief, but it proved to be no comfort at all. He willingly handed the reins off to Whedon for the reshoots and the post-production phase. In that moment, Snyder’s cut was characterized as unfinished – and considering the realities of major Hollywood filmmaking, that is reasonable to believe. Any extensive visual effects would still be in process for months to come. Color grading, sound mixing, and other stages of the final post-production efforts would not occur until the reshoots were completed. Nonetheless, members of the production like storyboard artist Jay Oliva (who also directed many of the DC Universe Animated direct-to-video titles), Momoa, and composer Junkie XL (who was replaced by Danny Elfman for the theatrical version) all claim the film was in a much more finished state than was suggested at the moment Snyder walked away. Earlier this year, Snyder finally admitted a cut exists, but it is still unclear how finished his version might be. That ambiguity may present the biggest hurdle in getting the Snyder Cut into release. Turning the Snyder Cut from a file on a hard drive somewhere to a marketable product is a specialty of the home video market. The business may be in an era of change, but the Snyder Cut faithful hope there is enough life in home video to make this the venue in which Snyder’s version of the film can thrive. A 2006 DVD release of Dune offered fans a widescreen version of the film’s television cut, supervised by the same Universal employees who prepared the infamous “Love Conquers All” version of Brazil. Both cuts of that film emerged on a celebrated Criterion Collection laserdisc set which was later released on DVD and Blu-ray. Like Alien3, Alien and Aliens also came to DVD and Blu-ray with alternate director’s cuts representing versions of the films those directors felt more aligned with their original visions. And it was out of this ethos that Alien director Ridley Scott and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment assembled its fabulous DVD and Blu-ray releases of Blade Runner. Its high-end collector’s edition came complete with five cuts of the film and a 45-minute deleted scene compilation which almost counts as a sixth cut. As with Alien, Scott wanted fans to experience every extant version in addition to his preferred “Final Cut.” It was the sort of philosophy perfect from home video at the time and one we wish more directors would subscribe to. But in all of these cases, the films are in finished states. Has there ever been a case in which a director walked away from a film, saw it completed by someone else, only to find his vision restored many years later? As it happens, yes – and in an odd twist of fate, it is a film featuring Superman. In 1979, Richard Donner was fired from the two-part Superman production after butting heads with producers Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler throughout an arduous 18-month shoot. According to multiple sources, Donner managed to shoot around 70% of Superman II before it was decided to concentrate on making Superman the best it could be – which included moving Superman II’s intended ending to the first film. The suggestion may have come from A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester, who was on set as a consultant and would go on to finish Superman II after Donner’s departure. As Director’s Guild rules require the credited director shoot over 50% of a finished film, Lester remounted a number of scenes completed by Donner. And like Whedon’s changes to Justice League, Lester infused Superman II with a broader sense of humor. An off-screen voice shouts “I know some judo!” when the citizens of Metropolis threaten the Kryptonian criminals. A minute later, sight gags dominate while Ursa (Sarah Douglas) “blows them a kiss.” But unlike the theatrical release of Justice League, Superman II was considered the more creatively and financially successful of the two original Superman films until a critical reappraisal some years later. In 2001, editor Michal Thau approached Warner Home Video and Donner about reassembling his version of Superman II from extant material. A few years later, footage of Marlon Brando shot for the film but later deleted became available, making the Donner Cut a possibility. Working with Donner, Thau produced “The Donner Cut,” which accurately depicts the director’s plans for the film – right down to the original ending he later co-opted for Superman. It is a noble effort which cuts down on the broad humor and ups the drama, but also underscores the missed opportunity. Donner never had the chance to find a new ending for Superman II, leaving his “cut” of the film feeling strangely repetitive. Nevertheless, it proves a Snyder Cut could be finished and released. Presuming Snyder’s Justice League is in relatively the same shape as Donner’s Superman II – 70-to-80% of a complete film – then there is still a rough road ahead for the Snyder Cut. Even if it used effects shots from the theatrical version, it would still require a new post-production phase for its own final grading and mixing, parts of the process Thau undertook for the Donner Cut. At that time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment saw it could make a profit – if even a modest one – from allowing Thau to produce an alternate Superman II. Unfortunately, the market forces allowing Warner to take a chance on the Donner Cut do not exist today. Nevertheless, Gadot, Affleck, Momoa, various members of the production, and thousands of fans all calling for the cut’s release proves there is a market for an alternate Justice League. At this point, it would just take a profit calculation to move the Snyder Cut from that hard drive to an active home video project or even a special HBO Max release sometime in 2020. In fact, this is part of why Gadot and Affleck’s endorsement of the hashtag feels so pivotal. Both still have working relationships with the studio – Gadot is still playing a character featured in Justice League – and a certain clout to make someone look at the books and see if those thousands of fans will translate into HBO Max subscribers or enough of base to release it on traditional home video. For all we know, the numbers may be crunching at the moment and The Snyder Cut may soon be an active project.
 November. 19,2019

Oscar International Feature Film changes the rules, Vote for a more democratic people!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Oscar-winning organizer, recently announced that the International Feature Film (Best Foreign Language Film of the Year) award rules have changed to be more democratic and popular. The shortlisted shortlist was changed from the original 9 to 10, and all college members can vote. This is the first time in the history of the Oscars that all voters have been allowed to vote. The five films previously nominated for the best foreign language film are selected by only a small number of heavyweight filmmakers. Most of this is due to Oscar's own channel platform, the Academic Screening Room, where college members from around the world can watch the finalists at home, and the judges will need to spend a week or so to gather together to watch the film. This year's Oscar Awards have been selected by 93 countries and regions to compete for International Feature Film. The members of the Academy will select 7 first, plus the Executive Committee Save 3, forming 10 short lists, and then from the short list. Determine the final nomination of 5, and finally 5 to choose 1. The 10 short list will be announced on December 16 this year, and the nominated 5 works will be announced on January 13 next year, and the award will be presented on February 9. Ne Zha (the mainland of China) It is about the aura of heaven and earth that breeds a huge energy-filled pearl. Yuanshi Tianzun refines the mixed pearl into a pearl and a magical pill, and the pearl is reincarnation, which helps the Zhouzhu to be used. Giving birth to the devil is a disaster. The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (Hong Kong, China) It is said that the drug market has maintained a four-point world for a long time, but since the spread of cross-border cooperation between the Tibetan and Mexican drug lords, coupled with a series of black and black movements, the drug industry has become very popular. Dear EX (Taiwan, China) Atlantique (Senegal) Gully Boy (India) Parasite (Korea) The film is widely considered to have the best chance to be on the final nomination list. Because of the reputation and popularity of the film, from the five-year French Cannes Film Festival to the Toronto Film Festival that just ended last month, it has continued to rise. Dolor y gloria (Spain) Spain's Dolor y gloria has the same comprehensive strength in this competition as Parasite. The film is also the winning film of the Cannes Film Festival this year, and the veteran star Antonio Banderas won the film with the film. More importantly, the film's director is the master Pedro Almodovar. Weathering With You (Japan) Like mainland China, Japan is also an animated cartoon, Weathering With You directed by Xin Haicheng. His last film, Your Name, sold 575 million yuan in the mainland in 2016, and Weathering With You will also be released on the mainland on November 1 this year. A Translator (Cuba) The film was adapted from the real story that took place in 1989. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident, Marin, a professor of Russian literature at the University of Havana, was appointed as a translator between Cuban doctors and children who were exposed to radiation to help victims receive treatment. Marin was forced to pull away from the lonely and abstract academic world into this ruthless real world full of pain, trauma and medicine. Initially, he was very dissatisfied with his new job. The pain of witnessing gradually turned into a huge emotional pressure, making him more and more depressed. When Marin met a child and told him a story, Marlin began to walk into the hearts of the children, and did his best to improve their lives and ease their condition. Marin adapted to the new job, but the Cuban society had an economic crisis, and Marin’s own family also faced disintegration. Les misérables (France) It is a policeman who has been transferred from Cherbourg to work in Paris. With two experienced teammates, when performing tasks in a complex community of multi-ethnic communities in Paris, the whole situation quickly expanded and lost control due to an accident. The story of a massive violent conflict. The film was shortlisted for the main competition unit of the Cannes Film Festival this year and won the jury award. The Traitor (Italy) The Traitor is also the main competition unit of the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film director Marco Bellocchio is nearly 80 years old and has a high reputation in the international film industry. In 2011, he won the Venice Film Festival's final prize. The old man is still "fierce" and The Traitor tells the story of the Italian mafia.
 November. 01,2019

The 22nd British Independent Film Awards unveiled the nomination list!

The 22nd British Independent Film Awards unveiled the nomination list, The Personal History of David Copperfield and Wild Rose were led by 11 10 nominations respectively. In international films, Jia Yike's Ash is Purest White, this year's international film show Marriage Story, Monos, Cannes Award Parasite, Portrait de la jeune fille en feu nominated Best International Independent Film. Jessica Barden, Sally Hawkins, Renée Zellweger, Josh O'Connor, Dev Patel, Elizabeth Debicki, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and other finalists. It is reported that the award ceremony will be held on December 1.Complete nomination list:Best British Independent Film Bait For Sama The Personal History of David Copperfield The Souvenir: Part I Wild Rose Best Director Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts - (For Sama) Oliver Hermanus - (Moffie) Joanna Hogg - (The Souvenir) Mark Jenkin - (Bait) Asif Kapadia - (Diego Maradona) Best Actor Tom Burke - (The Souvenir) Sam Adewunmi - (The Last Tree) Kris Hitchen - (Sorry We Missed You) Josh O'Connor - (Only You) Dev Patel - (The Personal History of David Copperfield) Best Actress Jessie Buckley - (Wild Rose) Holliday Grainger - (Animals) Sally Hawkins - (Eternal Beauty) Vicky Knight - (Dirty God) Renée Zellweger - (Judy) Best Supporting Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor - (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) Hugh Laurie - (The Personal History of David Copperfield) Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez - (Yuli) Peter Mullan - (The Vanishing) Bluey Robinson - (Dirty God) Best Supporting Actress Jessica Barden - (Scarborough) Ruthxjiah Bellenea - (The Last Tree) Elizabeth Debicki - (Vita and Virginia) Tilda Swinton - (The Personal History of David Copperfield) Julie Walters - (Wild Rose) Best Directorial Debut Will Becher, Richard Phelan - (Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon) Fyzal Boulifa - (Lynn + Lucy) Ninian Doff - (Boyz in the Wood) Chiwetel Ejiofor - (The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind) Harry Wootliff - (Only You) Most Promising Newcomer Sam Adewunmi - (The Last Tree) Vicky Knight - (Dirty God) Lorn Macdonald - (Beats) Roxanne Scrimshaw - (Lynn + Lucy) Honor Swinton Byrne - (The Souvenir) Debut Screenwriter Beats Days of the Bagnold Summer Wild Rose Animals Only You Best Documentary Coup 53 Diego Maradona For Sama Seahorse Tell Me Who I Am The Discovery Award A Bump Along the Way Children of the Snow Land Here for Life Muscle The Street Best Casting In Fabric The Last Tree Only You Wild Rose The Personal History of David Copperfield Best Cinematography Judy Beats The Personal History of David Copperfield Moffie In Fabric Best Editing The Personal History of David Copperfield Bait Diego Maradona The Souvenir For Sama Best Production Design The Personal History of David Copperfield The Souvenir Judy The White Crow In Fabric Best Costume Design The Personal History of David Copperfield Wild Rose The Souvenir Judy In Fabric Best Make Up & Hair Design Dirty God The Personal History of David Copperfield In Fabric Wild Rose Judy Best Effects Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon In Fabric The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Best Sound Gwen Beats Diego Maradona Wild Rose In Fabric Best Music Wild Rose In Fabric For Sama Diego Maradona Beats Best International Independent Film Ash Is Purest White (China) Marriage Story (USA) Monos (Colombia) Parasite (Korea) Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (France) Breakthrough ProducerTucked Bait Blue Story Three Identical Strangers Moffie
 October. 31,2019

Schrader's new film identifies the main actor, Oscar Isaac leads The Card Counter!

As a famous Hollywood director, Paul Schrader's new film is highly anticipated. Recently, his self-directed film The Card Counter is determined to be starring Oscar Isaac. It is understood that he will play a gambler and killer named William Tell in the film. Paul SchraderAccording to media reports, the story of the film will focus on Tyre and a young man. This young man and Tyre have a common enemy, they need to join hands to revenge. From the plot of the film, this is very much like a summary of the scripts written by Schrader. Previously, Schrader had written scripts for Taxi Driver, Light of Day, Light Sleeper, The Walker and other films. Many of his stories can be called a "man in the room", the protagonist from anger to narcissism to anxiety, and finally become a person living under the mask. Paul Schrader is a Hollywood scholar-style filmmaker. Besides writing scripts and being a director, he also does aesthetic research. His transcendental style in the movie is a classic. Schrader's most famous work is his Taxi Driver and Raging Bull with Martin Scorsese. Schrader's work often creates a self-destructive protagonist or accepts a task that goes against his own principles. The end of the movie is the salvation of the protagonist, often with some painful sacrifices and venting violence. Oscar IsaacAccording to the plan, the film will be produced under the HanWay Films, and the opening time will be scheduled for the first half of 2020.
 October. 31,2019

Weekend box office results: DC Joker returns to the weekend box office champion!

Last week, there were several new films on the market, but the strength was not strong. The weekend championship battle was unfolded in two old films. The DC's Jacker movie Joker was released for the fourth weekend and received nearly $19 million. It was followed by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which returned to the weekend. The cumulative box office of the film has reached 277 million US dollars, the global box office has reached nearly 850 million US dollars, has already refreshed the R-class movie global box office record. Disney's live-action fairy tales Maleficent: Mistress of Evil received more than $18.5 million over the weekend and retired to the weekend. The film fell 50% over the weekend of the opening of the painting, and the cumulative box office in the two weeks has exceeded $65 million.The energy of the new film replenishment is not in place, and some of the old films have also collapsed, and the market fever has dropped significantly. In the 19th weekend of the 23rd weekend, the top ten films in the box office were only reported at $9,990,000, and the weekend's market plunged 31%. The market was down 1% from the same period last year (the market was $91 million). This weekend is the Halloween weekend. The new film headed by Terminator: Dark Fate will reshuffle the market. After the market has almost created a historical record in October, the market is expected to open the door in November. The Addams Family The Anime new film The Addams Family released in the United States received another $11.7 million over the weekend, which beat Zombieland: Double Tap and rose to the third place at the weekend box office. The film was only less than 30% lower than last week, and the cumulative box office has exceeded $70 million.Sony's horror comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap received another $11.6 million the following week, showing two new films that were leading the way in large-scale paintings and retiring to the fourth place at the weekend box office. STX Entertainment's horror film Countdown opened its first week of more than $900 million and squeezed into the top five of the weekend box office; while the crime action film Black and Blue was released for the first three days of the week, it only received more than $8.3 million. Sixth at the weekend box office. CountdownThe Current War, a film released by Studio 101, started in 1022 theaters on Friday and harvested $2.73 million at the box office on the weekend, ranking ninth on the weekend. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, director of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Holland, the inventor of DC, Edison and Westinghouse's founder, George Westinghouse, Jr. The story of the largest power supplier in the United States. The Current War was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2017. It was originally scheduled to be released in 2018. It was put on hold after Harvey Weinstein was involved in the scandal. After the replacement of the issuing company, it was finally last week. Open the picture. The film has been released in many overseas markets. At present, it has only received less than 5 million US dollars. With its performance, it is basically hopeless to recover the production cost of 30 million US dollars. The Current War is a director's cut version. Although the plot is more complete than the overseas version, it still only gets 58% media rating. The Current WarJoon-ho Bong's Korean film Parasite was added to 129 theaters and won $1.82 million on the weekend, still ranked 11th on the weekend. In the case of a three-fold increase in the number of theaters, the box office is still as high as $14,000.Three weeks after the filming, the total box office of the film has reached 4.11 million US dollars, which has become one of the highest-profile Korean movies. The film will also represent South Korea in the selection of the "Best International Film" in this Oscar. With the assist of the award season, its box office may be expected to hit the $10 million mark. Up to now, the global box office of the film has exceeded 100 million US dollars.The Jojo Rabbit released by Flowserve Searchlight will continue to be shown at 55 theaters in the weekend. It will receive another $1.04 million in the three days of the weekend and squeeze into the top 15 of the weekend box office. The new film directed by Thor: Ragnarok director Takaka Waititi has soared nearly 200% from the previous weekend, and the box office has also maintained a high of $19,000, which is ideal for expansion. Although the media evaluation by Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell is not top-notch, the audience's reputation is very good, and the subsequent expansion is also worth looking forward to.Pedro Almodovar's new work Dolor y Gloria expanded to 117 theaters, and received $430,000 over the weekend. The cumulative box office has reached $1.68 million. THE FULL TOP 10: OCTOBER 25-27 1.Joker (2019)  – $18.9 million ($277.58 million total) 2.Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)  – $18.54 million ($65.41 million total) 3.The Addams Family (2019) – $11.71 million ($72.8 million total) 4.Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)  – $11.6 million ($47 million total) 5.Countdown (2019)  – $9.01 million ($9.01 million total) 6.Black and Blue (2019)  – $8.33 million ($8.33 million total) 7.Gemini Man (2019) – $4 million ($43.34 million total) 8.The Lighthouse (2019) – $3.08 million ($3.66 million total) 9.The Current War (2019) – $2.73 million ($2.73 million total) 10.Abominable (2019) – $2 million ($56.82 million total)
 October. 28,2019

Jolie first talked about changes in the body after removal of the breast, requiring long-term use of hormones

Recently, Angelina Jolie actively shared the feelings of removing the breast and ovaries in the latest issue of a magazine. When Jolie's mother died of breast and ovarian cancer, she was only 56 years old; her grandmother died of ovarian cancer in her 40s, and her aunt died of cancer. Doctors believe that Jolie has a high cancer genetics, with a 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer. Therefore, she decided to take the initiative to surgically remove the tissue parts that are prone to cancer."Mom because of the long-term struggle against cancer, can not often accompany the children, leaving a lot of regrets, I hope that my choice can make me live longer, can watch my six children grow up," Jolie said.After the ovariectomy, Angelina Jolie also made a lot of changes. She revealed that she should take hormone supplements regularly to keep her estrogen levels normal and prevent masculine and endocrine disorders. In addition, you should go to the hospital for regular inspections."I can see some changes in my body, but I don't mind, living is the greatest happiness." Angelina Jolie, now 44, has become very open-minded.She added that people often ask how she feels about the scars on her body. “They reminded me that I have overcome the risk of cancer and made me even more different. Diversity is one of the most beautiful forms of human beings.” Jolie believes that for patients, the treatment of drugs is not enough, psychological decompression is more important. At that time, she suffered from high blood pressure because she once lived in the fear of cancer. Angelina Jolie has a total of 6 children, 3 of whom are adopted, and the other three are her and Brad Pitt. After divorcing from Pitt, Jolie insisted on having the custody of all the children. She won, Pitt Only visitation rights.The children have a very important position in her life, especially the adopted 18-year-old son Maddox. It is reported that Angelina Jolie has planned to leave all of the $800 million in property to the eldest son, and even the children who are born will not give it.Today, Maddox is studying at Yonsei University, one of the most famous universities in Korea. Jolie will go to visit his son when he is free. "I am proud of him, he grew up to be such a good person." Jolie always praises the eldest son.It is reported that during Angelina Jolie's illness and marriage, the eldest son has always given her care and companionship, so the mother and son are very deep-seated.
 October. 28,2019

The first stop of the awards season Gotham Awards nominations announced!

The 2019 Gotham Awards nomination list was announced. Among them, Marriage Story, The Farewell and Uncut Gems all received three nominations, and all three films were nominated for Best Picture. In the long awards season, the Gotham Awards announced in New York on December 2 will be the first stop, although this award does not reliably predict the Oscar trend - the award is made up of a small number of journalists and filmmakers. The people's group voted for it - but for the independent film that won the "Gotham Awards", the award can compete for Oscar points.Video streaming giant Netflix's original film, Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver's Marriage Story not only won the Best Picture nomination, but also won the best actor and best script nomination; A24's comedy The Farewell In addition to the Best Picture nomination, he also won the best actress nomination and best script nomination; another film of the A24 company, Uncut Gems, was nominated for Best Actor in addition to the Best Picture nomination. And the most breakthrough actor nomination. Marriage StoryAt the premiere of this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Last Black Man in San Francisco also won three nominations - the most breakthrough director, best screenplay and most breakthrough actor nomination.Although not an Oscar's barometer, in recent years, many films that have won the Gotham Awards have also won Oscar nominations and even small gold people, including Spotlight, Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Tree of Life, Beginners, Winter's Bone, and The Hurt Locker. Below is the 2019 Gotham Awards nomination list The Farewell Best Picture: The Farewell - A24 Hustlers - STX Pictures Marriage Story - Netflix Uncut Gems - A24 Waves - A24 American Factory Best Documentary: American Factory - Netflix Apollo 11 - NEON and CNN Pictures Democratic Democracia em Vertigem Edge - Netflix Midnight Traveler - oscilloscope One Child Nation - Amazona Pictures Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre The most breakthrough director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre - The Mustang Kent Jones - Diane Joe Talbot - The Last Black Man in San Francisco Olivia Wilde - Booksmart High Flying Bird Best script: The Farewell High Flying Bird The Last Black Man in San Francisco Marriage Story Adam Driver Best actor: Willem Dafoe - The Lighthouse Adam Driver - Marriage Story Aldis Hodge - Clemency Andre Holland - High Flying Bird Adam Sandler - Uncut Gems Awkwafina Best actress: Awkwafina - The Farewell Elisabeth Moss - Her Smell Mary Kay Place - Diane Florence Pugh - Midsommar Alfre Woodard - Clemency Noah Jupe The most breakthrough actor: Julia Fox - Uncut Gems Aisling Franciosi - The Nightingale Chris Galust - Give Me Liberty Noah Jupe - Honey Boy Jonathan Majors - The Last Black Man in San Francisco Taylor Russell - Waves
 October. 28,2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: More cinematic than the first!

Disney remake the classic princess animation movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the visual effects are greatly upgraded, the lens is more human temperature, the first episode of the storybook is lost, and the second episode has a movie atmosphere. Although the story itself is still a bit thin, but a few new scenes are refreshing, with a carefully designed costume design, the overall picture is very beautiful and aura. Five years ago in Maleficent, Angelina Jolie starred in the villain character of the villain story, Maleficent, for the first time to meet with the global audience to create a box office. The sequel "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" tells the story of the most horrific family. Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, grew up and accepted the proposal of Prince Phillip (The Darkest Minds by Harris Dickinson). Prince Phillip's mother, Queen Ingrith of the human world, heard the good news and invited Aurora and Maleficent to dinner at the palatial castle. However, the dinners that the parents had met for the first time should have been opposite to each other. I don’t know that Queen Ingrith and Maleficent completely tore their faces, and the relationship between Aurora and Maleficent’s mother and daughter also fell to freezing point. Later, Maleficent embarked on an empty nesting mother's journey to find herself again, and Queen Ingrith's evil conspiracy gradually evolved, eventually turning into a war between humans and elves, challenging both sides to be able to understand each other in the face of dissidents.The footage of the title of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil sets the grand visual effect of this sequel. Director Joachim Rønning's unique visual sense, in the sequel to extend the first episode of the scene, imaginative expansion of the human and elf world in the first episode, gorgeous and exquisite. For example, Maleficent looks for a hole in the group of the Black Elf, and finds the Black Elves in it. The black elf hole interacts from the scene, the costume, the soundtrack, and the interaction between the characters and the dialogue. It is like a well-designed dance, which is fascinating. In the sequel, the interaction between several returning characters is more natural, making the movie look more comfortable. In particular, the mother-in-law relationship between Maleficent and Aurora is the most convincing, and the bickering of Maleficent and the personal assistant Crow Diaval (Sam Riley) is a moment of easy and relaxing movie. Different from the one-sided role setting in the first episode, Maleficent faces the children to grow up and become a family after they grow up. Jolie captures many emotional changes in Maleficent's heart and injects more humanity into this non-human character. I believe it will resonate with many parents. The Aurora character set is the positive energy that unites love and care, and Elle Fanning exudes such a fairy princess in the film. It is a pity that the limited role depth of Fanning's performance, to the film's most intense nap scene, only to see her acting skills to break free and stand out. Speaking of the end of the film, I really can't help but mention how the last fight scene of the movie is chilling. Ingrith, the bad queen who took the son's wedding revenge, the revenge motive and the background story are superficial, and the narrative way is also low in character. It seems that the creative energy is all in the scene of the extermination of the elves. The scene of the war was not seen, but the film took most of the time to let the audience love the fantasy creatures of the Elven Kingdom. In the end, they used the cold-blood killing techniques like killing to kill them. People suddenly forgot that this is actually suitable for Disney children. the film.The emotional entanglement between the male characters of Maleficent, Aurora and Queen Ingrith is the focus of the story of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. But the monotony of the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil plot and narrative style may make the audience a bit of a play. But it can't be denied that the sequel is a fascinating world of elves, creating a visual feast.
 October. 21,2019

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