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Oscars 2020: Scott Mantz (Collider) tops all Experts predicting winners

Oscars 2020: Scott Mantz (Collider) tops all Experts predicting winners
Congratulations to our Expert Scott Mantz (Collider) for an outstanding score of 91.67% when predicting the Academy Awards winners on Sunday. He got 22 of the 24 categories correct and is best among 36 Experts, journalists who cover film and entertainment throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 10,200 people worldwide predicted these 2020 Oscars champs in all 24 categories in Hollywood. Mantz only missed twice: for Best Director (choosing Sam Mendes) and Sound Editing (missing “1917”). He got the rest correct, including the hard-to-predict Best Picture winner of “Parasite” and the four acting victories of Renee Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt.

SEE2020 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 92nd Academy Awards

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the
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Oscars 2020 nominations: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominees

Oscars 2020 nominations: Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting nominees
Congratulations to our Expert Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) for an outstanding score of 82.26% when predicting the Oscars 2020 nominations on Monday. She is best among 31 Experts, journalists who cover the film and entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 12,400 people worldwide predicted these champs in 24 movie categories for the Academy Awards. Our top scorer got 102 of the 125 nominee slots correct, including some semi-long shots like Florence Pugh for “Little Women” for Best Supporting Actress, plus all nine Best Picture nominees and all of the contenders for Best Adapted Screenplay.

SEE2020 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold
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Critics’ Choice Film Awards 2020 winners: Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Jack Mathews (Gold Derby) for a wonderful score of 69.57% when predicting the Critics’ Choice Film Awards 2020 winners on Sunday. He is best among 14 Experts, journalists who cover the film and entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 2,400 people worldwide predicted these champs in 23 movie categories for the Santa Monica ceremony. Our top scorer got 16 correct, including the Best Picture winner (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) and all four acting categories: Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) and Brad Pitt (“Once”).

SEE2020 Critics’ Choice Awards: Full winners list in the 23 film and 19 TV categories

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of
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Golden Globes 2020: Tariq Khan (Fox TV) tops all film Experts predicting winners

Golden Globes 2020: Tariq Khan (Fox TV) tops all film Experts predicting winners
Congratulations to our Expert Tariq Khan (Fox TV) for a great score of 71.43% when predicting the 2020 Golden Globe film winners on Sunday. He is tops among 31 Experts, journalists who cover the film and entertainment industries throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 5,900 people worldwide predicted these Globes movie champs in 14 categories for the ceremony in Beverly Hills hosted by Ricky Gervais. Our top scorer got 10 out of 14 of these correct with some nice long shot picks. He also got all three of the comedy/musical winners accurate, with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) and Awkwafina (“The Farewell”).

SEEGolden Globes: Complete list of winners in all 25 races

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Divides Critics in First Reactions: ‘Rude to Rian Johnson’

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Divides Critics in First Reactions: ‘Rude to Rian Johnson’
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” made its long-awaited world premiere in Hollywood last night and critics were left both thrilled and disappointed by the much-touted final entry in the Skywalker saga. “The Rise of Skywalker” finds “The Force Awakens” helmer J.J. Abrams back in the director’s chair following Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi.” The latter film opened in 2017 to vast critical acclaim, but Johnson’s script earned a polarizing response from “Star Wars” fans for the way it upended conventions and side-stepped fan theories. It appears Abrams has course-corrected the franchise with “The Rise of Skywalker” in a way that critics are finding frustrating.

The New York Times carpetbagger Kyle Buchanan respond on Twitter to “The Rise of Skywalker” by writing, “[The film] could only have been ruder to Rian Johnson if they had motion-smoothed it.”

IGN’s deputy entertainment manager Laura Prudom added, “The emotional highs are spectacular,
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The Beard & The Bald: Jesse Eisenberg Interview, film blogging w/Grae Drake!

  • JoBlo
The Beard and The Bald are joined by special Guest, Grae Drake Aka Ms. Moviefone to talk Stranger Things 3, blogging, movie news and more, plus an exclusive interview with Jesse Eisenberg for The Art of Self Defense! Topics discussed: The Little Mermaid casting of Halle Bailey, Stallone cooking up more Expendables, Joker not being based on the comics, Netflix to cut back on depictions of smoking in their original content, Ja Bayona directing the first two episodes of Amazon's Lord of the…
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Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired The Conjuring, Dies at 92

Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator Who Inspired The Conjuring, Dies at 92
Lorraine Warren, the famed paranormal investigator who helped to inspire The Conjuring movie franchise, has passed away at 92. Warren reportedly died peacefully in her sleep. He husband, Ed Warren, who she investigated paranormal happenings with, passed away in 2006. The news was confirmed by her grandson, Chris McKinnell, in a Facebook post. Here's what he had to say.

"Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed. She was happy and laughing until the very end. She was my angel and my hero, and she will be deeply missed. Please join us in celebrating her life and honoring her beautiful soul. Remember to treasure those you love while you can. Thank you and God bless you all."

Lorraine Warren was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1927. Lorraine met Ed when she was 16. As the story goes, some of her girlfriends took her to a James Cagney matinee.
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Moviefone Takes On Rotten Tomatoes: Taps Review Site’s Senior Editor Grae Drake As ‘Ms. Moviefone’

  • Deadline
As MoviePass and MoviePass Films comes under the Moviefone umbrella, the Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. subsidiary has tapped former Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor, Grae Drake, as “Ms. Moviefone” to become their leading brand personality. The announcement comes as Moviefone emerges as a new venture and premier destination for content, reviews and commentary.

As the new face of Moviefone, Drake will engage with the film community by interviewing filmmakers and celebrities, and she’ll appear at industry events to provide an inside look at the movies. Drake will be responsible for producing and hosting a series of new original video content that will live on the Moviefone site. She will also oversee the evolution of existing video content, such as the well-known “Unscripted” series, providing Moviefone with the flexibility to continue creating and growing its video library.

Former Rotten Tomatoes Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity and Grace Kang negotiated the deal on behalf of Moviefone,
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Movie Talk: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Manipulation: Ok or Not Ok?

On today's episode of Movie Talk, Perri Nemiroff, Grae Drake and John Rocha discuss the following: Lionsgate released a new John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum trailer that focuses on Halle Berry's role in the film...and those attack dogs. Marvel and Joe Russo and Anthony Russo released nother Avengers: Endgame TV spot, but are they manipulating the fans too much? Slash Film reports that MoviePass Founder is launching an app called PreShow which will allow you to see a movie for free if you can sit thru 20 minutes of ads. In an interview with Collider, Godzilla: King …
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Oscars 2019: Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) for a tremendous score of 91.67% when predicting the 2019 Oscars winners on Sunday. She leads 37 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. See Experts’ scores.

Over 8,000 people worldwide predicted these Academy Awards champs at the Hollywood ceremony. Our champ got 22 of the 24 categories correct, only missing for Best Actress (choosing Glenn Close over Olivia Colman) and Best Documentary Feature (choosing “Rbg” over “Free Solo”). That means she got Best Picture (“Green Book”) and the other three acting winners.

SEE2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when
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Just how big a lock is Alfonso Cuaron (‘Roma’) for Best Director Oscar? A few renegade Experts are betting against him

  • Gold Derby
Just how big a lock is Alfonso Cuaron (‘Roma’) for Best Director Oscar? A few renegade Experts are betting against him
Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”) has won the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Directors Guild Award, and a slew of critics awards for helming his semi-autobiographical drama about life in Mexico City in the 1970s, so he’s pretty much unbeatable at the Oscars, right? Well, most of us are betting on him to prevail, but out of the thousands of users currently making their predictions at Gold Derby, there are many who are boldly betting on an upset.

As of this writing Cuaron is the overwhelming favorite with leading odds of 31/10. He’s backed by every Editor who covers awards year-round for Gold Derby, almost all of our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Oscars, and almost all of our All-Star Top 24 who had the best prediction scores when you combine the last two years’ results. But out of the 33 Expert journalists we’ve polled thus far from top media outlets,
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Shudder to Launch New Podcasts Featuring Eli Roth, Adrienne Barbeau, Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah

  • DailyDead
Shudder is already the go-to source for watching horror movies, but the streaming service is expanding its reach in the audio world as well. Last year, Shudder launched the Video Palace audio drama, and this year, they're launching three new podcasts that should be must-listen experiences for diehard horror fans: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, She Kills (hosted by genre legend Adrienne Barbeau), and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah.

Press Release: February 21, 2019 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, announced today an exciting trio of original podcasts offering candid conversations with many of the most important and iconic figures in the genre: Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut, an expansion of the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror; She Kills, a podcast by and about women in the horror genre, hosted by Adrienne Barbeau; and Visitations with Elijah Wood & Daniel Noah,
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Oscars 2019 nominations: Anne Thompson (Indiewire) tops all Experts predicting nominees

Oscars 2019 nominations: Anne Thompson (Indiewire) tops all Experts predicting nominees
Congratulations to our Expert Anne Thompson for an excellent score of 77.69% when predicting the 2019 Oscars nominations on Tuesday. She is best among 34 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year. She also has a great point score total of 28,132 by using the 500 super bets wisely. See Experts’ scores.

Over 8,600 people worldwide predicted these nominees in all 24 Academy Awards categories. Our top scorer had all eight of the Best Picture contenders correct, plus long shots like Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) for Best Actress, Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”) for Best Director, “Cold War” for Best Cinematography and “BlacKkKlansman” for Best Original Score.

SEE2019 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu
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Golden Globes 2019: Alicia Malone (TCM), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) top all Experts predicting film winners

Golden Globes 2019: Alicia Malone (TCM), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) top all Experts predicting film winners
Congratulations to our Experts Alicia Malone (TCM) and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) for an outstanding score of 78.57% when predicting the 2019 Golden Globe film winners on Sunday. They are best among 26 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year, and has a great point score total of 16,692 by using the 500 super bets wisely. See Experts’ scores.

Almost 4,000 people worldwide predicted these film winners for the 14 categories chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes ceremony was live in Beverly Hills and was hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh on NBC.

Our top scorers had several long shot picks correct. Stone had “First Man” (Best Score), “Green Book” (Best Screenplay) and Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor). Malone had Glenn Close (Best Drama Actress) and Christian Bale (Best Comedy/Musical Actor).

SEEGolden Globes film winners 2019: ‘Green Book’ is the top film with 3 wins while ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ shocks
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Oscars Best Picture: ‘A Star is Born’ still leads the race, but ‘Green Book’ is on the move say experts

Oscars Best Picture: ‘A Star is Born’ still leads the race, but ‘Green Book’ is on the move say experts
Following the Thanksgiving break, “A Star is Born” has widened its lead over “Roma” in the Best Picture race at the Oscars according to the predictions of the 30 Experts at Gold Derby by a vote of 19 to 3 (it was 18 to 5 last week). One “Roma” backer [Andrea Mandell (USA Today)] switched to “A Star is Born,” while another [Anne Thompson (Indiewire)] is now the lone vote for “Black Panther.”

Green Book,” which did good business in its first weekend of wide release, now has the backing of five pundits (that’s up from just one at the beginning of the month). “The Favourite” and “Vice” have one Oscarologist apiece in their corner. [See the most up-to-date Best Picture rankings by our 30 Experts.]

Although “A Star is Born” enjoys a clear majority of first-place votes from the experts, it is not that far ahead of “Roma” and “Green Book” on our Best Picture odds chart. It leads with odds of 13/2 to take home the
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Oscars Best Picture race: ‘A Star is Born’ still ahead of ‘Roma,’ but watch out for ‘Green Book’ say experts

Oscars Best Picture race: ‘A Star is Born’ still ahead of ‘Roma,’ but watch out for ‘Green Book’ say experts
Heading into Thanksgiving, “A Star is Born” maintains its lead over “Roma” in the Best Picture race according to the predictions of the 30 Oscar Experts at Gold Derby by a vote of 18 to 5. But watch out for “Green Book,” which now has the backing of five pundits (that’s up from just one at the beginning of the month). “The Favourite” and “Vice” have one Oscarologist apiece in their corner. [See the most up-to-date Best Picture rankings by our 30 Experts.]

While “A Star is Born” still has a clear edge for first-place votes from the experts, it is only just ahead of “Roma” and “Green Book” on our Best Picture odds chart. It leads with odds of 13/2 to take home the top Academy Award while the other two are just behind at 15/2. This discrepancy is down to the relative rankings of these three films by all of the experts, including those that don’t have them in first place. [See the latest racetrack odds.]

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Comic-Con 2018: Second Annual ScareDiego Brings Thrills and Chills with Footage of It Chapter Two, The Nun, and The Curse Of La Llorona

On Wednesday, July 18th, New Line Cinema brought a few of the upcoming horror films on their slate to the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con for the Second Annual ScareDiego celebration, giving attendees some insights to a trio of terror-filled cinematic treats, including Andy Muschietti’s It Chapter Two, Corin Hardy’s The Nun, and The Curse of La Llorona from first-time feature filmmaker Michael Chaves. We also had the opportunity to hear from many of the creatives involved with The Nun and The Curse of La Llorona, both in front of, and behind, the camera.

Hosted by Rotten Tomatoes’ always entertaining Grae Drake, the night kicked off with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the happenings on the set of It Chapter Two, where Muschietti promised us that he’s ready to scare the hell out of us with his sequel, and also showed us a few sketches of potential creature designs for the film.
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Movie Review Talk: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’, ‘Leave No Trace’, and ‘The King’

Welcome to the latest episode of Movie Review Talk with Scott Mantz! On this episode, Scott, Leonard Maltin, and Grae Drake are discussing three new releases – Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Leave No Trace, and The King. Sicario: Day of the Soldado is directed by Stefano Sollima and features the return of Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro as Matt Graver and Alejandro, the roles they originated in 2015’s Sicario. In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the drug war on the Us – Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the Us border. To fight …
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‘Ready Player One’ Defies Skeptics: Steven Spielberg Earns Acclaim For ‘Astonishing,’ ‘Brilliant’ New Film in First Reviews

‘Ready Player One’ Defies Skeptics: Steven Spielberg Earns Acclaim For ‘Astonishing,’ ‘Brilliant’ New Film in First Reviews
After spending the last several years directing historical dramas (“The Post,” “Lincoln”) and family adventures (“The Bfg,” “Tintin”), Steven Spielberg triumphantly returns to the world of science-fiction blockbusters in “Ready Player One.” The buzz online has been incredibly skeptical in the weeks leading up to the film’s March 28 release date, with many people criticizing the movie’s nostalgia-bait marketing, but it looks like Spielberg and Warner Bros. have nothing to worry about.

“Ready Player One” world premiered at SXSW on March 11 and the first reviews and reactions are incredibly positive. IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn called the film an “astonishing science-fiction spectacle” in his B+ review, and he’s hardly the only critic blown away by Spielberg’s relentless virtual-reality adventure.

The film, based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, is set in a future where citizens escape from the real world by entering a virtual reality known as the Oasis.
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Oscars 2018: Adnan Virk (ESPN) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Adnan VIrk (ESPN) for a terrific score of 87.50% when predicting the 2018 Oscars winners on Sunday. He is best among 30 Experts, journalists who cover the entertainment world and awards shows throughout the year. He is just ahead of a quartet with 83.33% accuracy — Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Erik Davis (Fandango), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby) and Brian Truitt (USA Today). See Experts’ leaderboard.

Almost 7,000 people worldwide predicted these Academy Awards winners in 24 categories. The ceremony was held in Hollywood and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Virk got 21 of 24 categories correct, but missed out on “The Shape of Water” for Best Picture (choosing “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” instead). He did get that movie’s director champ Guillermo del Toro and the four acting winners of Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.

See 2018 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 90th Academy Awards

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