Movie News – Brutally Honest Ballot #5: “Loved Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Together,” “Gimme a Break” About ‘Arrival’


An anonymous member of the actors branch shares Oscar picks.

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Movie News – Academy Rescinds Oscar Nomination for Violation of Campaign Rules


Greg P. Russell’s sound mixing nomination for ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ was rescinded, though the film itself remains in contention for Sunday’s awards.

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Movie News – Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner


The president tweeted his announcement on Saturday.

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Movie News – Spirit Awards: A ‘Moonlight’ Love-In Becomes a Trump Rebuke


Barry Jenkins’ drama took home six awards, including best film, as top acting honors went to Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert.

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Movie News – Spirit Awards: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney Roast Steve Bannon, Donald Trump in Opening Monologue


“We’re not in a bubble, we’re in a tent [on the beach]. … If this room leaned anymore to the left, we would literally topple into the Pacific Ocean.”

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Movie News – Oscars Week 2017: The Complete Party (and Protest) Guide


From the Spirit Awards and the Night Before Party to Elton John’s major milestone and Vanity Fair, get the scoop on all the A-list parties happening in Hollywood to celebrate all things Oscar.

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Movie News – Spirit Awards: Casey Affleck Talks “Abhorrent” and “Un-American” Trump Policies


“The policies of this administration are abhorrent, and they won’t last,” said Affleck upon winning the best actor award for ‘Manchester by the Sea.’

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Movie News – Razzie Awards: ‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Hillary’s America’ Top Winners


The two films combined to “win” eight of the nine categories at the 37th Annual Golden Raspberry awards, celebrating the “worst Hollywood has to offer.”

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Movie News – Oscars 2017: Who Will Win, Who Should Win


THR’s awards analyst Scott Feinberg predicts the winners while chief film critic Todd McCarthy offers his picks for who really deserves the Academy Award.

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Suicide Squad: What Was Cut

A lot of people have mixed feelings about Suicide Squad. Even the people that have enjoyed the film are aware that there are ways that it could have been improved. Even the most adamant of fans are curious about the extra scenes that have been cut from the film at the request of the studios. When the comic con released, the film looked a lot like a dark and possibly R-rated film. With Deadpool being released, it did add fuel to the rumors that Suicide Squad might also get the R rating. However, this has changed due to Warner Bros wanting the DC film universe to have the same tone as the Marvel Universe.

 

This resulted in quite a few scenes being cut from the film. Among the scenes were a few bits with the Joker. There were also quite a few scenes that were featured in the promotional material that did not make it into the theatrical release, and with the way David Ayer defends this theatrical cut, there is no telling if a version of the film which features these scenes is going to see the light of day. However, these extra bits may be available on Blu-ray as deleted scenes.

 

It is also not just what was cut, but how the scenes were arranged. When Suicide Squad was done, Joker was originally to be shown as merely abusive and manipulative to Harley Quinn. However, the theatrical version paints a more sympathetic image of the Joker. He is shown to care about Harley. There are also some scenes that were shown being filmed that did not make it to the cut between Harley and Joker. As it stands right now, the theatrical cut seems to be holding its own. However, even if there is no need for an alternative cut of the film, a lot of fans will be interested in seeing the darker version that was screened before test audiences. All that needs to happen is that the effects are completed.