‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.
Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”
“Brooklyn”
Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston,

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Daniel Kaluuya, Timothee Chalamet & More Nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) just announced its Rising Star Award nominees for 2018!
Get Out lead Daniel Kaluuya, Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet, Lady Macbeth actress Florence Pugh, God’s Own Country actor Josh O’Connor and Thor: Ragnarok‘s Tessa Thompson were nominated for this year’s prestigious award.
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Previous recipients include James McAvoy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Hardy and John Boyega.
The winner will be announced at the BAFTAs on February 18.
Pictured below: Josh and Florence pose together at the EE Rising Star Nominations held

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Gal Gadot Is the Highest-Grossing Actress of the Year

It’s been a wonderful year for Gal Gadot, whose starring roles in both “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League” were enough to make her the highest-grossing actress of 2017. Her two movies took in a total of $1.4 billion worldwide, which makes her the third-highest-grossing performer overall; Vin Diesel (“Fate of the Furious,” “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”) took the number one spot with $1.6 billion, followed closely by “Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (who also starred in “Baywatch” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) at $1.5 billion.

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Porgs Got Their Adorable Chirp From a Mix of Three Different Birds at Skywalker Sound

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love porgs and those whose empty hearts know no joy. The best part of Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi,” the puffin-like creatures have stirred debate since the moment they were first glimpsed in the film’s trailer; they’ve also inspired curiosity, with many wondering how they came to be.
In a new interview with CinemaBlend, sound designer Ren Kylce (whose name is suspiciously similar to Kylo Ren) offers some details about their distinctive squawk and the animals that helped create it.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ becomes 2nd highest-grossing film of 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has blasted past Wonder Woman to become the second highest-grossing movie of 2017 in the North American box office two weeks after its release.
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The film has earned US$423.7 million domestically since it came out on Dec. 15, placing it behind Beauty and the Beast, which grossed $504 million at the North

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‘The Last Jedi’ Director Rian Johnson Interview: How He Made a Great Movie By Taking Huge Risks

With its dense, careening, seemingly unstructured 2-hour, 32-minute running time, “The Last Jedi — Episode VIII” is well worth a second viewing. From Han Solo’s cockpit dangling dice to Chewbacca preparing a roasted Porg for his supper, every detail pays off. We asked writer-director Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman (his producing partner since “Brick” in 2005) how they combined spectacle with scale and scope with intimate human dynamics, a raft of new characters and creatures, and the inevitable battle between light and dark.

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Nolan Gould Joins Xbox Live Sessions to Play Fortnite!

Nolan Gould is all smiles as he sits down to join Xbox Live Sessions as the featured guest on Xbox’s interactive livestream on Thursday (December 21) in Hollywood.
The 19-year-old Modern Family star, who is a big gamer himself, played Fortnite — a survival game that includes a Battle Royale mode — alongside Nathan Mooney and Rukari Austin.
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Xbox Live Sessions launched on August 25 with DJ Khaled and has since had major celebrities like Chris Evans, Megan Fox, James Corden, Liam Payne, John Boyega, Ronda Rousey, Brooklyn Beckham

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Did Tom Hardy Just Confirm His ‘Last Jedi’ Cameo?!

Tom Hardy might have just confirmed his appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
The 40-year-old Dunkirk actor took to Instagram on Sunday night (December 17) to share a telling photo.
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The black-and-white pic features a group of stormtroopers with skulls Photoshopped in place of their heads.
A stormtrooper with Tom‘s head stands in the middle.
Prince William and Prince Harry have already confirmed their own cameos in the same scene, which occurs when Finn (John Boyega) is in an elevator with the stormtroopers.
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