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Oscars 2018 Highlights: ‘The Shape Of Water’, ‘Get Out’, ‘Coco’
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Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water Oscars 2018 winner

The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was broadcasted live on ABC on Sunday night, March 4, 2017, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host.

Check out the list of all the winners from Oscars 2018.

Below are a several highlights from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony, some of which have accompanying videos.

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PGA 2018 Winners: ‘The Shape Of Water,’ ‘Coco,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘Black Mirror’ All Win
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water

The winners of the 2018 Producers Guild of America Awards were announced recently. The winners often are an indicator of who will win the top awards. So in the case for films, it will tell us who will win the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. In fact, the PGAs have correctly matched the Oscar for Best Picture in 19 of its 28 years. However, La La Land proved to be one of the exceptions last year, as it won the PGA, but lost to Moonlight for Best Picture.

This year, The Shape of Water, Coco, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Black Mirror came out as the big winners. Check out the full list of winners below.

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2018 Producers Guild Award Nominees: ‘The Big Sick,’ ‘The Shape Of Water,’ ‘Get Out’
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The Shape of Water, starring Sally Hawkins Producers Guild nominee

Following the release of the nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Of America Awards, come the nominations for the 2018 Producers Guild Awards. The Big Sick, The Shape Of Water, Get Out, The Post, and Lady Bird are among the biggest names to earn nods, as well as some awards favorites like I, Tonya, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

However, films like Phantom Thread, The Florida Project, and Logan appear to have been snubbed. But Wonder Woman is continuing to prove that well-crafted comic book films can also be award-contending films. Check out the full list of nominees here below.

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Mike Lee’s Top 10 Favorite Movies Of 2017
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To say that 2017 was an incredible year for films would be a vast understatement. The year was full of extraordinary films ranging from the typical blockbuster tentpoles like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman to the indie darlings like The Big Sick and Lady Bird. And the best thing about it, a lot of these movies come from first-time directors, women, and veterans like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Rian Johnson. It’s not easy to see all of the films that are released within the one calendar year, but I make sure I damn well try to see as much as I can, and 2017 was no different. I went out to see over 100 films, and to narrow it down to 10 best within the field of exceptional titles that were released was hard. While best is subjective, I tried to narrow it down to the 10 films that meant the most to me that I enjoyed thoroughly.

So, you’ll find the 10 of my favorite movies of 2017 that I could not stop thinking about, along with a few honorable mentions. Check them all out here below.

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Movie Review: Pixar’s ‘Coco’
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Pixar Coco

Coco
Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Screenwriter: Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich
Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Edward James Olmos
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | 109
Release Date: November 22, 2017

From the moment the music starts, Pixar is telling its audiences that they are in for something new, something inspiring, and culturally beautiful. That doesn’t even really begin to describe what a wonderful film Coco is, but by the time the end credits are finished, it will be hard not to notice how many tears have already been shed. Pixar’s latest animated film is a profoundly beautiful celebration of culture, family, and music, which is very important at a time when politics have painted the subjects as criminals. Here we see characters of Mexican heritage, and even though the film is animated and the setting is fictional, everything about it feels entirely human. Check out the full review of Coco here below.

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How Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Honors, Respects, and Celebrates Mexican Culture
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COCO Pixar

Pixar’s Coco explores themes of family, culture, and music through Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican holiday which celebrates and honors family members who have passed on to the afterlife. In the film, Miguel (Anthony Gonzales) is prohibited from playing and listening to music. Despite that, he still strives to become a musician like his idol, Ernesto Del La Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

We sat down with our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and crew of Coco, and what they hope the film can accomplish. Check out what they had to say below.

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‘Coco’ Trailer: Pixar’s Final Peek At Their Dia De Los Muertos Animated Film
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Pixar's Coco

Disney and Pixar have released the final spirited trailer for Coco, Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina‘s computer animated film based on Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead when translated into English. The film is a celebration of the Mexican holiday which remembers those who have passed on to the afterlife.

Now with this final trailer, we are getting a better look at how Pixar’s latest honors diversity and culture. Check out the latest trailer below.

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‘Coco’: New Clip, TV Spot, and Featurette For Latest Pixar Movie Released
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Pixar's Coco

Disney•Pixar has released some new previews for their upcoming animated feature Coco.

These include a clip titled “Mariachi Plaza,” a TV spot titled “Every Pixar World,” and a featurette titled “Crafting Coco.” You can find more information on the movie and watch the videos below.

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‘Coco’ Trailer: Pixar’s Latest Is A Beautiful Bittersweet Symphony
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COCO Pixar

It’s almost hard to find a “bad” Pixar film. Even their weakest efforts have some very likable qualities, and almost every film is just gorgeous to look at. But when it comes to Coco, the animation studio has really outdone themselves. The latest trailer is full of vibrant colors and emotional musical pieces that really get at the heart of the film’s plot, which follows a young boy named Miguel who, desperate to become an accomplished musician like his idol, finds himself in the land of the dead during Mexico’s celebrated Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. A love for family and music sing true in what is obviously a love letter to Mexico.

Check out the full Coco trailer here below.

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D23 Expo 2017: Pixar’s ‘Coco’
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Coco

Pixar’s Coco will attempt to chart the world of the dead. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina, the movie centers on Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who is magically transported to the world of the undead, and joins trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

We’ve already seen two trailers, and now the studio has previewed some brand new footage just in time for this year’s D23 Expo. So if you are already pleased by what you have seen so far, get ready to get even more excited by the footage description. Check it all out below.

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