Academy Announces New President

From Panarmenia.net….Cinematographer John Bailey is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Associated Press reports.

The organization’s board of governors elected Bailey to a one-year term late Tuesday, August 8. He succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who has held the post since 2013. Boone Isaacs became a very visible representative of the organization during her tenure, with the #OscarsSoWhite scandal and this year’s best-picture flub. She said earlier this year that she would not seek re-election.

Bailey’s film credits include “American Gigolo,” "The Big Chill,” "Groundhog Day” and “As Good as It Gets.” He has been a film academy governor representing the cinematography branch for 14 years.

The film academy president traditionally appears on the Academy Awards telecast. Next year’s ceremony is the 90th.

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Call Me by Your Name Gets a Trailer

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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for director Luca Guadagnino’s critically acclaimed Call Me by Your Name. Based on a novel by André Aciman, the film takes place in 1983 and stars Timothée Chalamet as 17-year-old American-Italian boy who is on on summer vacation with his family in Italy.  Ann American played by Armie Hammer comes to work with the boy’s father, when a summer romance begins.

Call Me by Your Name first premiered at Sundance where many were already predicting a shot at Best Picture. It will play at Toronto next month.

It opens in theaters on November 24th.

Mother Gets a Trailer

We have been anxiously waiting to get our first look at Darren Aronofsky's Mother. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, Javier Bardem, Kristen Wiig and Ed Harris.

A teaser trailer was released on Monday. The full trailer will out on August 8th. There are now trailers for trailers.

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Mother will play at the Venice Film Festival and will be in theaters on September 15th.

Suburbicon Gets A Trailer

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Directed by George Clooney, Suburbicon is an upcoming crime horror-thriller film written by Joel and Ethan Coen, Clooney and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac.

Paramount is positioning Suburbicon for an Oscar run. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section at the Venice International Film Festival. It is also scheduled to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The trailer released today gives us a better idea of the plot of Suburbicon. Thinly described on IMDB as a home invasion rattles a quiet family town.  

Only the Brave Trailer

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Everyday its another trailer for the Fall/Winter season. Today its Only the Brave. A film based on the elite crew of firefighters who battled Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 members of their team.

Only the brave stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly.

Only the Brave is scheduled to be released on October 20th by Sony Pictures. The film was originally set to be released by Lionsgate on September 22, 2017, but a disagreement between Lionsgate and production company Black Label Media saw the distribution rights change to Sony.

Dunkirk Reviews Are In and it’s Great

 

The embargo on Dunkirk reviews was lifted at 4pm EST on Monday .  Based on the reviews so far, Christopher Nolan has made the best movie of his career.

Currently has a Rotten Tomatoes score of  97%

The Metacritic score is currently at 96. One of the highest scores on the site.

Twitter was abuzz yesterday.

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Not everyone loved it. Like this guy from Compuserve? Is that even still a thing?

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Blade Runner 2049 Gets a Second Trailer


There is a lot of buzz surrounding the new Bade Runner. Blade Runner 2049 is about LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K’s discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, it is the sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner. Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard. It also stars Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto in supporting roles.

Blade Runner 2049 will be released on October 6th.  
A second trailer was released today.