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Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton to Present Lily Tomlin SAG Life Achievement Award!

9 to 5-ers reunite on Sunday, January 29th when Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton present Lily Tomlin with the the Screen Actors Guild’s 53rd Life Achievement Award during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on TNT and TBS.

Details follow the break.

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Tyler Perry To Receive People’s Choice Awards’ Fifth Annual Favorite Humanitarian Award!

CBS and The People’s Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.

He joins previous recipients Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Hudson, Ben Affleck and Ellen DeGeneres. Details follow the jump.

The 2017 People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live Wednesday, January 18th (9/8C) on CBS. Joel McHale will host.

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Award-Winning Your Name Coming to North America!

Japanese film Your Name won the Los Angeles Critics Association’s award for Best Animated Feature for 2016 and is on the shortlist for the Oscars® Best animated Feature category.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

Now, Funimation Films is bringing Your Name to North America – in both English-dubbed and Japanese-with-subtitles formats – beginning on April 7th. Details follow the break.

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Beijing Film Festival Selects Netflix Doc The Ivory Game !

The Beijing International Film Festival has selected the Netflix documentary The Ivory Game as part of its 2017 lineup.

The move comes as China has recently decided to end the ivory trade in the country by the end of the year – a move that will go a long way toward preventing the extinction of elephants.

Details follow the jump.

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Bye Bye Man Soundtrack News

Composers Andy Grush and Taylor Stewart, aka The Newton Brothers, score STX Entertainment’s supernatural horror thriller, “The Bye Bye Man.”  The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas and Doug Jones. Directed by Stacy Title and written by Jonathan Penner, “The Bye Bye Man” follows the story of three college students move into an old, off-campus house. The soundtrack album featuring the score is available on Sony Classical.  Check out the trailer after the jump, it looks a lot like The Candyman. Bye Bye Man opens in theatres on January 13, 2016. 

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Christopher Plummer to be Honored at 2017 Canadian Screen Awards!

Christopher Plummer will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

Plummer – who added the Oscar® to his collection of Tonys, Drama Desk Awards and Emmy Awards for his role in Mike Mills’ Beginners – is best known for his role in The Sound of Music.

The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12th (8/7C).

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Ghost in the Shell Returns for Limited Engagement!

Before the big budget, live action version hits theaters, the original Ghost in the Shell anime will be returning to theaters for a limited engagement on February 7th and 8th.

The acclaimed film from director Mamoru Oshii will screen in 110 theaters across the U.S..

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La La Land Sets Golden Globes Record; The Night Manager Leads TV Wins!

La La Land Sets Record with Seven Golden Globes. Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment

La La Land won every category in which it was nominated – seven – at the 2017 Golden Globes, including Best film, Musical or Comedy, Best Actor (Ryan Gosling) & Actress (Emma Stone), Musical or Comedy.

On the TV side, The Night Manager led with three Globes: Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie (Tom Hiddleston), Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Laurie) and Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman).

There were a number of upsets as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selected, among others, Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath) over Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager) over Sterling K” Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson).

For a complete list of winners, read on.

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Cars 3: Meet the Characters!

NEXT-GEN TAKES THE LEAD — Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer), a frontrunner in the next generation of racers, posts speeds that even Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) hasn’t seen. “Cars 3” is in theaters June 16, 2017. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

The third Cars movie finds Lightning McQueen facing a new generation of younger, faster and maybe even smarter racers – and wondering how he can keep up.

Cars 3 will be in theaters on June 16th. Read on to meet the film’s characters.

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2016 PROVKR Awards Announced!

The first annual PROVOKR Awards – honoring the artists and entertainers who have created the Sexiest and most Provocative work in Film, TV, Music, Fashion, Art, Words and Social Media – have been announced today at PROVKR.com.

“At PROVOKR, it is our mission to bring the best and most exquisite of this kind of work to our audience.   Thank you to the winners for maintaining such a high level of excellence during 2016,” said editor Howard Karren.

The complete list of winners follows the jump (some images marginally NSFW)”

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2016: A Baker’s Dirty Dozen of Sheldon’s Bottom Feeders: The Worst Films of the Year!

One of a film critic’s hardest tasks is whittling down a horde of quality films to a top ten/favorite fifteen/top twenty or whatever.

The opposite is true for the worst films of the year – it’s pretty easy to decide which collection of time wasters we wish we could have avoided (or mourn for the time lost).

This year there were an even dozen films that I would have just as well have done without (there were a few more than that, these were the ones that frosted me for specific reasons that were easy to discern).

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