Hollywood’s Stunt Industry Grapples With Issues of Race and Skin Color

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In August, a photo surfaced of a boy in an Afro wig with makeup-darkened skin standing in for 11-year-old African-American actor Keith L. Williams on the Vancouver set of “Good Boys,” a comedy about three sixth-graders who ditch school and wind up on a…

‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Flies To $84M, ‘Deadpool 2’ Now Top X-Men Pic WW – International Box Office

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Refresh for latest…: Expanding to a handful of key markets this weekend, Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World swooped into the top spot on the international box office chart with a $40.2M frame. This lifts t…

Lack of Local Content May Leave Door Open for More Hollywood Fare in China

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Storm clouds might be hovering on the Hollywood-China entertainment horizon, with Washington and Beijing stuck in their trade war and bilateral industry talks stalled. But there are strong reasons to believe that Hollywood is poised for a sunnier year …

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and ‘Deadpool 2’ Score GLAAD Media Award Nominations (Complete List)

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The GLAAD Media Awards nominations have recognized “Blockers,” “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Deadpool 2,” “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and “Love, Simon” as the outstanding film in the wide release category.

GLAAD announced their 30th annual nominations at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday. The Media Awards recognize and honor media for “their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives.”

Not reflected was Oscars Best Picture nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody.” TheWrap reported on Thursday that GLAAD made the decision to remove “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the story of the queer icon Freddie Mercury from awards contention in the wake of new sexual misconduct accusations against the film’s former director, Bryan Singer.

Also Read: GLAAD Removes ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ From Awards Contention After Bryan Singer Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Oscar contenders like “The Favourite” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me” were also among the films nominated in the Outstanding Film – Limited Release categories. GLAAD further recognizes achievements in TV, video games, journalism and more.

See the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Film – Wide Release
“Blockers” (Universal)
“Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)
“Deadpool 2” (20th Century Fox)
“The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (Sony Pictures)
“Love, Simon” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Film – Limited Release
“1985” (Wolfe Releasing)
“Boy Erased” (Focus Features)
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Fox Searchlight)
“Disobedience” (Bleecker Street)
“The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight)
“Hearts Beat Loud” (Gunpowder & Sky)
“A Kid Like Jake” (IFC Films)
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” (FilmRise)
“Saturday Church” (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
“We the Animals” (The Orchard)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Billions” (Showtime)
“Black Lightning” (The CW)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Instinct” (CBS)
“Pose” (FX)
“Shadowhunters” (Freeform)
“Star” (Fox)
“Supergirl” (The CW)
“Wynonna Earp” (Syfy)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX, now NBC)
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)
“Dear White People” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“One Day at a Time” (Netflix)
“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)
“Superstore” (NBC)
“This Close” (Sundance Now)
“Vida” (Starz)
“Will & Grace” (NBC)

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series w/o a regular LGBTQ character)
“King in the North,” “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
“Prom,” “Fuller House” (Netflix)
“Service,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
“She,” “The Good Doctor” (ABC)
“Someplace Other Than Here,” “The Guest Book” (TBS)

Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” (FX)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
“Life-Size 2” (Freeform)
“Sense8” (Netflix)
“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon Prime)

Outstanding Documentary
“Believer” (HBO)
“Call Her Ganda” (Breaking Glass Pictures)
“My House” (Viceland)
“Quiet Heroes” (Logo)
“When the Beat Drops” (Logo)

Outstanding Kids & Family Programming
“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)
“Andi Mack” (The Disney Channel)
“Anne with an E” (Netflix)
“She-Ra” (Netflix)
“Steven Universe” (Cartoon Network)

Outstanding Reality Program
“American Idol” (ABC)
“I Am Jazz” (TLC)
“Love & Hip Hop” (VH1)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

Outstanding Music Artist
Brandi Carlile, “By the Way, I Forgive You” (Low Country Sound/Elektra)
Brockhampton, “Iridescence” (RCA)
Christine and the Queens, “Chris” (Because Music)
Hayley Kiyoko, “Expectations” (Atlantic)
Janelle Monáe, “Dirty Computer” (Bad Boy Records)
Kim Petras, “Turn Off the Light, Vol. 1” (BunHead)
Shea Diamond, “Seen It All” (Asylum Worldwide)
Sophie, “Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” (Future Classics)
Troye Sivan, “Bloom” (Capitol Records)
Years & Years, “Palo Santo” (Polydor)

Outstanding Comic Book
“Batwoman,” written by Marguerite Bennett, K. Perkins (DC Comics)
“Bingo Love,” written by Tee Franklin (Image Comics)
“Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles,” written by Mark Russell (DC Comics)
“Fence,” written by C.S. Pacat (BOOM! Studios)
“Iceman,” written by Sina Grace (Marvel Comics)
“Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass,” written by Lilah Sturges (BOOM! Studios)
“Oh S#!t It’s Kim & Kim,” written by Magdalene Visaggio (Black Mask Comics)
“Runaways,” written by Rainbow Rowell (Marvel Comics)
“Star Wars: Doctor Aphra,” written by Kieron Gillen, Simon “Spurrier” (Marvel Comics)
“Strangers in Paradise XXV,” written by Terry Moore (Abstract Studio)

Outstanding Video Game
“Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” (Ubisoft)
“The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset” (Bethesda Softworks)
“Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire” (ArenaNet)
“Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire” (Versus Evil)
“The Sims Mobile” (Electronic Arts)

Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode
“Mike Pence and ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“NRA Problems, Chicken Bone Problems, Birmingham Problems,” “Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas” (HBO)
“Trans Rights Under Attack,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Troye Sivan Hopes ‘Boy Erased’ Reaches All Parents,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)
“Valedictorian Seth Owen,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (syndicated)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine
“Conversion Therapy: God Only Knows,” “CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)
“Gender: The Space Between,” “CBS News” (CBS)
“Legacy of Hope,” “Nightline” (ABC)
“Respect,” “SC Featured” (ESPN)
“South Texas Pride” [series], “KSAT News” (KSAT-TV [San Antonio, Texas])

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment
“Historic Number of LGBTQ Candidates on Ballots This Year,” “NBC Nightly News” (NBC)
“Mississippi Town Denies Pride Parade,” “Vice News Tonight” (HBO)
“Olympian Adam Rippon,” “New Day” (CNN)
“Same-sex Couple Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling,” “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” (CNN)
“Trump: ‘Looking Very Seriously’ at Changing Transgender Definition,” “Velshi & Ruhle” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Newspaper Article
“He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance” by Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times)
“LGBTQ Parents Challenge Stereotypes in China” by Sue-Lin Wong, Jason Lee (Reuters)
“‘More Than Fear’: Brazil’s LGBT Community Dreads Looming Bolsonaro Presidency” by Marina Lopes (The Washington Post)
“Pistons’ Reggie Bullock to Transgender Community: ‘I see y’all as people that I love’” by Malika Andrews (Chicago Tribune)
“Transgender Students Asked Betsy DeVos for Help. Here’s What Happened.” by Caitlin Emma (Politico)

Outstanding Magazine Article
“21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: ‘I Want to Portray These Characters, and I’m Ready’” by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein, Bryan White (The Hollywood Reporter)
“Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?” by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly)
“Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay” by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee (People)
“Lena Waithe is Changing the Game” by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair)
“They are the Champions” by Katie Barnes (ESPN The Magazine)

Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage
Billboard
Ebony
Entertainment Weekly
GQ
Variety

Outstanding Digital Journalism Article
“Across U.S., LGBTQ Christians Try to Change Hearts and Minds From the Pews” by Julie Compton (NBCNews.com)
“Bermuda Same-sex Marriage Ban Means Trouble for Tourism and Cruise Ships” by Ryan Ruggiero (CNBC.com)
“Deadnamed” by Lucas Waldron, Ken Schwencke (ProPublica.org)
“LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana” by Sarah Kinosian (INTOmore.com)
“Workplaces Need to Prepare for the Non-Binary Future” by Samantha Allen (TheDailyBeast.com)

Outstanding Digital Journalism – Video or Multimedia
“I Was Jailed for Raising the Pride Flag in Egypt” by Amro Helmy (Buzzfeed Video)
“The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border” by Paola Ramos (Vice.com)
“March for Our Lives and LGBT activism: ‘They’re definitely linked for me,’ says Emma González” by Beth Greenfield (Yahoo! Lifestyle)
“Marielle and Monica: The LGBT Activists Resisting Bolsonaro’s Brazil” by Fabio Erdos, Marina Costa, Charlie Phillips, Jacqueline Edenbrow (TheGuardian.com)
“Trans Model Aaron Philip is Making a Space for Disabilities on the Runway” (NowThis)

Outstanding Blog
Gays With Kids
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
My Fabulous Disease
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
TransGriot

Special Recognition
“Nanette” (Netflix)
“TransMilitary” (Logo)

The full Spanish-Language Nominees:

Outstanding Scripted Television Series (Spanish-Language)
“Elite” (Netflix)
“Mi familia perfecta” (Telemundo)
“Mi marido tiene más familia” (Univision)
“Papá a toda madre” (Univision)

Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine (Spanish-Language)
“Denuncian trabas migratorias contra la comunidad transgénero,” “Un Nuevo Dia” (Telemundo)
“Entrevista con Luis Sandoval para National Coming Out Day,” “Despierta América” (Univision)
“No es fácil en EEUU ser un gay latino,” “Noticias Telemundo Mediodía” (Telemundo)
“La primera escuela para niños transgénero de Chile,” “Nuestro Mundo” (CNN en Español)

Outstanding TV Journalism Segment (Spanish-Language)
“Entrevista con Pat ‘Cacahuate’ Manuel” Noticias Ya Tampa Bay (Univision)
“LAFC Pride Republic” Noticiero Univision Los Ángeles (Univision)
“Madre hispana lucha contra un agresivo cáncer seno” Noticias Univision Arizona (Univision)
“Primera Pareja Gay en Casarse en un Consulado Mexicano” Noticias Telemundo Mediodía (Telemundo)
“Transpesina” Univision 21 Fresno (Univision)

Outstanding Digital Journalism (Spanish-Language)
“Apoyo y recursos para jóvenes LGBTQ y sus familias” por Virginia Gaglianone (LaOpinion.com)
“Así pinta la televisión hispana a los personajes LGBTQ, una representación preocupante” por Daniel Shoer Roth (ElNuevoHerald.com)
“Dallas: Para jóvenes LGBT con DACA, la lucha ha sido salir de dos clósets” por Jenny Manrique (AlDiaDallas.com)
“De la censura a la celebración: la historia de una exposición queer en Brasil” por Ernesto Londoño (NewYorkTimes.com/es)
“Desaliento y miedo en medio de celebración del Orgullo LGBT en NYC” por José Martínez (ElDiarioNY.com)

Special Recognition (Spanish-Language)
“House of Mamis” (INTOmore.com)

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Ryan Reynolds Cancels Arm Surgery to Promote ‘Deadpool 2’ in China

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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Secures China Date In Mouthy Merc’s First Middle Kingdom Move

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Grammys’ Visual Media Races Pit ‘Shallow’ Against Long-Distant 2017 Releases

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Artios Awards Film Nominations: Here’s Who Passed The Casting Society’s 2018 Auditions

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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Cleverly Milks Cash Cow a Second Time

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Rereleasing old films in new packages has been a popular practice throughout the history of cinema; B-movie distributors used to send features out on the drive-in circuit multiple times under various titles (this practice is the source of several jokes in “Grindhouse”), and 20th Century Fox once tried to recoup losses on the megabomb Julie Andrews musical “Star!” by trimming the running time and retitling it “Those Were the Happy Times.”

Fox is at it again with “Once Upon a Deadpool,” a trimmed-down-to-PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” that will be in theaters from Dec. 12-24, with one dollar from every ticket sold going to the charity F— Cancer (which will be retitling itself “Fudge Cancer,” in the PG-13 spirit of the film, during the run).

The real selling point is the new interstitial sequences, in which Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) takes a page from “The Princess Bride” and reads the film as a story to Fred Savage — only it’s 2018 Fred Savage, playing himself, kidnapped and strapped to a bed in a room that has been art-directed to be identical to the one from “Princess Bride.” In true “Deadpool” style, the movie shows you the joke, then tells you it’s a joke, then looks at the camera to make sure you got it. That sounds terrible on paper, but these movies somehow know how to make this brand of humor work.

Watch Video: ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Kidnaps Fred Savage for Festive PG-13 Bedtime Story

Reynolds has this drily ironic fourth-wall business down pat, and Savage makes for an entertaining foil. If “Deadpool 2” gave Reynolds the excuse to look at the camera and say “Lazy writing” in regards to certain labored plot points, “Once Upon a Deadpool” lets Savage speak for the audience when mentioning, for example, that the film’s female lead Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) has been fridged, or that the backstory for time-traveling assassin Cable (Josh Brolin) is much more interesting in the comics.

All told, these charming sketches take up no more than about 20 minutes of screen time, and beyond that, you’re just watching “Deadpool 2” again, albeit with some of the violence trimmed, some of the coarse language covered up, and a brand-new, digitally-inserted tribute to the recently departed Stan Lee. As I noted in my original review, watching “Deadpool 2” the first time wasn’t all that different from watching “Deadpool,” so whether or not you’re up for another go-round is a matter of taste, as is whether or not you want to buy a ticket to see a movie ensconced in the ultimate DVD extra.

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So since there’s no real point in reviewing “Once Upon a Deadpool,” here are a few thoughts regarding the experience of watching “Deadpool 2” again:

• I’m not a parent, but in the age of Netflix and iTunes and Hulu and very large multiplexes, is there really anything left these days to stand between an R-rated movie and a very determined 11-year-old?
• Parents who would like their younger kids to enjoy a superhero movie with self-aware humor, comics-insider jokes and meta-commentary should check out “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.”
• Watching TJ Miller in anything is still really uncomfortable.
• I did not catch the Brad Pitt cameo until Reynolds and Savage stopped the movie to point it out.
• Zazie Beetz as Domino totally deserves her own spin-off. And even though the “Deadpool” movies have yet to go all-in on the character’s bisexuality, it’s great that they’re so supportive of Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) having a girlfriend.
• For me, the original “Deadpool” held up better for a second viewing, and that was on a plane.



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Fred Savage has very little patience for this kid-friendly Once Upon A Deadpool trailer 

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Following an official announcement of the project alongside an assurance that some of the proceeds would be going to charity, Fox has finally released a trailer for Once Upon A Deadpool, the PG-13 cut of Deadpool 2 that will be coming to theaters for a…

Ryan Reynolds Mounts a Reindeer – and Fred Savage – for ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ (Photo)

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Domestic Box Office Hits $12 Billion Within a Year for First Time Ever

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With two months still to go in 2018, the box office has already hit an unprecedented high. ComScore and the National Association of Theater Owners announced on Tuesday that domestic grosses over the past 12 months have hit $12 billion, the first time it has ever reached that mark in such a time span.

The time span tallied went from this past weekend back to the final weekend of October 2017. During that time, several major blockbuster hits have hit theaters, starting with Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” with $315 million from its release in November 2017.

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After that, Marvel films from Disney and Fox continued to drive ticket sales with “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Deadpool 2,” and “Ant-Man & the Wasp,” all of which combined to gross $1.91 billion domestically. In total, films about superheroes have grossed $3.1 billion in the past year, roughly a quarter of all domestic grosses.

Other big contributors over the past year include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with $612 million, “Incredibles 2” with an animation record $607.9 million, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with $416.7 million, and the biggest surprise, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” with $404.5 million.

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“In the wake of the first $12 billion one year box office period ever, the potential for the first $12 billion calendar year in North America is strong as the Industry enjoys an 11% YTD advantage over 2017, a 6% advantage over the record year of 2016 and boasts an upcoming slate of blockbusters and awards season contenders that look to power the year to that elusive box office milestone,” said comScore’s Paul Dergarabedian in a statement.

The holiday blockbuster season is expected to kick off in earnest in two weeks with Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” which is expected to post a $65-75 million opening. Other major players in the holiday box office include Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” WB/DC’s “Aquaman,” and Paramount’s “Transformers” spinoff “Bumblebee.”

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