Ready For Awards Season? National Board Of Review Sets Gala Date, With Willie Geist Back As Host

The National Board of Review will announce its 2017 Award Winners on Tuesday, November 28, with its annual awards gala set for Thursday, January 4, 2018. NBC’s Willie Geist will return as host of the gala for the fourth consecutive year.
The NBR awards, considered by many as important Oscar prognosticators, most recently went to such eventual big awards winners and contenders as Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, O.J. Made in America and The Salesman.
“The NBR is thrilled…

Pixar Dazzles With First Trailer for ‘Coco,’ Next Original Movie (Video)

Disney/Pixar has dropped a dazzling first trailer for its fall release “Coco,” an adventure featuring an all-Latino voice cast.

The studio’s second release of 2017, following this summer’s “Cars 3,” follows Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old aspiring musician who is obsessed with legendary Mexican guitarist Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt).

In the teaser, Miguel touches Ernesto’s guitar, which somehow magically transports him to the Land of the Dead, where the narrative seems to kick off.

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Judging by the first look, “Coco” has all the hallmarks of classic Pixar non-sequels: lush animation, expressive voice work, and an original, heartwarming story sure to resonate with audiences young and old.

The film comes from “Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrich and was inspired by the Día de los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead.

“Coco” hits theaters on November 20, 2017.

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Sponsored Post: Welcome to the 9 circles of cinematic gore

Horror films can do many things. They can creep you out, terrify you, jolt you, make you bite your nails in anxiety, or just imbue you with an ongoing sense of lingering dread. But despite coming in all kinds of forms, from the most lowbrow schlock to bona fide Best Picture Oscar winners, one thing horror can deliver better than any other genre of film is gore. Blood, viscera, skin, internal organs—you name a body part, and there’s a horror film out there that has rendered it absolutely disgusting. But people’s tolerance for gruesome cinema varies wildly, which is why The A.V. Club has put together the following primer. Join us as we descend into the depths of the macabre, and take a tour—that may or may not be based on Dante’s circles of hell, who can say, really—of the varying circles of …

Twitter Switches to Mockery After Maddow’s Trump Tax Reveal Lacks Bombshells

Twitter is demonstrating in no uncertain terms tonight that what has been hyped cannot be un-hyped, after an episode of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” left lots of online viewers feeling intensely let down.

Maddow sparked a firestorm of hype late this afternoon with a single tweet, announcing she had acquired at least part of one of the great white whales of modern political history — Donald Trump’s tax returns.

BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC.


— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 14, 2017

Trump broke with decades of tradition during his campaign to become President, consistently refusing to release his tax returns even as Democrats, journalists, and even other Republicans insisted he do so. This only increased suspicions by Trump critics that the reason for his refusal is that his tax returns contain some kind of bombshell showing him beholden to foreign governments, in debt up to his eyeballs, or just generally not great at business.

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However, revealed tonight was simply a few sheets of Trump’s 2005 return, disclosing how much money he made and how much he paid in taxes ($38 million), and not much else. All fairly run-of-the-mill and more or less devoid of anything scandalous.

Maddow seemed to try to bring expectations down to a more reasonable level with a clarification she tweeted about 30 minutes before tonight’s episode began:

What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.

— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) March 15, 2017

But, of course, it was too late. Expectations were sky high as quite a lot of people tuned hoping to learn the ins and outs of Trump’s true financial situation. And when the only thing that hit the screen was “Trump paid several tens of millions in taxes,” the Internet was, understandably, disappointed. Well, except Trump supporters, who were delighted. So it is that Twitter soon became awash in negative reactions to the great Trump tax reveal that wasn’t with jokes about everything from bad pornography to the Super Bowl to the 2017 Oscars debacle.

Read on for a sampling.

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Everyone all like:

— Jason Reid (@JReidESPN) March 15, 2017

.@maddow checking the reaction to her big.Trump taxes reveal…

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 15, 2017

Would it be fair to say @maddow just blew a 3-1 lead?

— Domonique Foxworth (@Foxworth24) March 15, 2017

This is like the time my friend gave me a VHS of Short Circuit 2 but it turned out to be a porno, except the opposite. #TrumpTaxReturns

Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 15, 2017

I turned off the Rachel Maddow report thirty minutes in. Somebody let me know if the patriots turn this thing around after halftime.

— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 15, 2017

The best part was when Maddow opened the tax return and it said La La Land won.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) March 15, 2017

Did Maddow need an entire hour to tell us there’s always money in the banana stand

— Ira Madison III (@ira) March 15, 2017

Rachel @maddow just spent 30 min brandishing Scaramanga’s Golden Gun only to pull the trigger and have a flag that says “BANG” pop out

— K. Ford (@LilSliceofKevin) March 15, 2017


— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) March 15, 2017

In PR we call it “managing expectations”- what Rachel Maddow didn’t do. Unfortunate.

— SassyByNite (@SassyByNite) March 15, 2017

— Elon James White (@elonjames) March 15, 2017

When your parents say you’re going to Disney World but then they take you to Six Flags

— Wes Jones (@wesjonesDC) March 15, 2017

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‘The Looming Tower’: Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull & Louis Cancelmi Join Hulu’s 9/11 Drama Series

Newcomer Sullivan Jones, Virginia Kull (Gracepoint) and Louis Cancelmi (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) are set as series regulars opposite Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim in Hulu‘s straight-to-series drama based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé, from Oscar-nominated Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher), Oscar- and Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Legendary Television.
The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and…