The Writers Guild Of America has announced its list of nominees for the best in writing in 2019. Among those nominated are Roma, A Quiet Place, and Eighth Grade for Best Original Screenplay, while Black Panther, A Star Is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk were nominated for Best Adaptive Screenplay. Other nominees include Fahrenheit 11/9 for Best Documentary Screenplay, while Spider-Man (PS4) was nominated for Best Video Game Writing. Check out the full list of nominees here below.
Christian Bale has done a few things to get into character. He lost enough weight to become nothing but skin and bone in The Machinist. He bulked up for The Dark Knight trilogy. Now he will do something that is opposite all of that and become almost unrecognizable. Gain weight to become Vice President Dick Cheney.
A new trailer for Adam McKay‘s Vice has just been released by Annapurna Pictures, and it gives us a glimpse at another possible awards contender. Check out the trailer below.
VICE has released a profile titled “My Life In Monsters,” which looks at the life and work of Phil Tippett, the Academy Award winning visual effects artist who has worked on movies like Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, RoboCop, Willow, Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers. And yes, he is the very same “You Had One Job” Phil Tippett credited as the Dinosaur Supervisor on Jurassic Park.
The profile runs over 22 minute in length, beginning with Tippett’s first inspiration to get into the world of stop-motion and visual effects: the work of the great Ray Harryhausen, and more specifically his 1958 film The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and covering some of his most notable work such as the cantina scene, tauntauns, AT-ATs, Jabba the Hutt, and Rancor in the Star Wars universe, ED-209 in RoboCop, the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, and more. It also looks at his phenomenally dark and twister crowdfunded stop-motion project titled Mad God.
Click on over to the other side to watch My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Mad God now.
HBO is solidifying their upcoming schedule, with the announcement of various start dates for both returning and new shows.
Of the many shows they’ve set dates for, the big one is of course season four of Game of Thrones. We’ve all known that it would premiere sometime in late March or early April. This is now confirmed with word that the fourth season will indeed begin on Sunday, April 6th at 9 p.m. EST.