Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Gets a Trailer


The first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel A Wrinkle in Time is here and the internets is abuzz. 
From Screen Rant:
A Wrinkle in Time is technically a children’s story, but it’s a compelling tale enjoyed by many adults – and as such, the movie should be a strong movie suitable for the whole family. It’s original, too, which makes a change from Disney’s long line of remakes and reimaginings. A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of Meg Murry and brother Charles Wallace, who travel through space and cross dimensions via a ‘wrinkle in time’ to find their missing scientist father, with the help of a mysterious Tesseract. The book is the first in a series, so if this live-action adaptation does well, we could see more Wrinkle in Time movies to come.

And Oprah is in it. 

A Winkle in Time is set to be released on the Oscar unfriendly date of March 9, 2018. 

71st GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

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Early this morning the nominations were announced for the 71st Golden Globes. Voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press, they are known for not wanting to separate themselves from the Oscars. Unfortunately for them, they have a huge influence. Academy members are looking at this list of nominees and deciding what they should pick to watch from their pile of screeners.

Some surprises:
-No nominations for THE BUTLER, specifically Oprah Winfrey.
-RUSH nominated for Best Picture, Drama. RUSH is a European story which could explain the foreign press votes.
-Kate Winslet for LABOR DAY was unexpected.
-Sally Hawkins nomination for BLUE JASMINE is a pleasant surprise.
-Those hoping for a James Franco nomination for SPRING BREAKERS are disappointed.
-Only one nomination for BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Actress Julie Delpy). Many were expecting a Best Picture or Screenplay nomination.
-PHILOMENA maintaining momentum with 3 nominations.
-Idris Elba nominated for MANDELA:LONG WALK TO FREEDOM after poor reviews of the movie.
-No Meryl Streep nomination for AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTY
-Only one nomination for SAVING MR. BANKS (Emma Thompson).
-No director nomination for Martin Scorsese for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
-After mixed reviews HER nominated for Best Picture, Comedy.
-Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto nominated for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, but no Best Picture nomination.
-FRUITVALE STATION completely shut out.

The Golden Globes Ceremony will be January 12th on NBC.

 

Best Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Picture, Comedy
American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett
Sandra Bullock
Judi Dench
Emma Thompson
Kate Winslet

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Idris Elba
Tom Hanks
Matthew McConaghey
Robert Redford

Best Actor Comedy
Christian Bale
Bruce Dern
Leonardo DiCaprio
Oscar Isaac
Joaquin Phoenix

Best Actress Comedy
Amy Adams
Julie Delpy
Greta Gerwig
Julia Louis Dreyfuss
Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi
Daniel Bruhl
Bradley Cooper
Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins
Jennifer Lawrence
Lupita Nyong’o
Julia Roberts
June Squibb

Best Score
All is Lost
Mandela
Gravity
Book Thief
12 Years a Slave

Best Original Song:
Atlas (Hunger Games)
Let it Go (Frozen)
Ordinary Love (Mandela)
Please Mr. Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Sweeter Fiction (One Chance)

Best Screenplay
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

 

OPRAH VS. MERYL

 

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GoldDerby.com is reporting that Meryl Streep will be eligible for Best Supporting Actress for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.  That would put Streep in direct competition with Oprah Winfrey, who could get a Best Supporting Actress nom for LEE DANIELS, THE BUTLER.  Streeps role in OSAGE COUNTY is a leading role, but that would put her in competition with Julia Roberts, who they are also pushing for a lead actress nomination.  It is unlikely that both Steep and Roberts would get nominated for the same category.  Splitting them gives each one a better chance.  Both movies are from the Weinstein Company and they know how to win Oscars.

This is done all of the time. Last year Philip Seymour Hoffman was changed to Best Supporting Actor for THE MASTER.  Even though him and  Joaquin Phoenix were the leads.  Both of them received nominations.  Phoenix for Best Actor, Hoffman for Best Supporting Actor.

This is bad news for Winfrey. Its tough to compete against Meryl Streep in a role that many predicted would get her another Best Actress win.  Great news fro Julia Roberts.

 

 

 

WEINSTEIN SUES FOR THE BUTLER TITLE

THE BUTLER set to be released August 16th could give Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and  Terrence Howard some Oscar nominations. Harvey Weinstein is set for a huge Oscar push.  Warner Brothers claims it owns the rights to THE BUTLER title.  THE BUTLER  shares its title with a Warner Brothers short film from 1916.  Somehow Warner Brother won its arbitration case against Weinstein.  Which would force him to change the name of the film right before it’s release date. He has already spent a ton of money. promoting the film and investing in and Oscar campaign. Naturally Weinstein is appealing the case.

Harvey can be a douche, but I have to agree with him this time. I don’t know how anyone could confuse the 1916 short film with THE BUTLER that is coming out in August.  It’s all ridiculous and it sounds like WB has some beef with Weinstien that they are trying to avenge.

Discussion from CBS This Morning:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50150497n

 

 

Trailer for THE BUTLER: