Now that cannabis is legal in California, marijuana-infused beauty products (including bath oil, right, and bath bombs, left), cannabis edibles and membership of a cannabis users' club are among the £80,000 of freebies in goodie bags for nominees. … [Read more...] about Will it be Olivia’s Colman’s night? It’s too Close to call!: All the talk of Tinseltown ahead of tonight’s Oscars
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The gesture awakens in Joe a fierce, protective nature, but whatever you assume from those words about Cage's performance is almost guaranteed to be wrong. Joe finds Cage playing someone very internal, a burning rage that in a lesser Cage movie would find the actor once again devouring scenery and over-selling. Instead, Cage remains refined and introspective, keeping things grounded even when the quest for vengeance sneaks into proceedings. Whether the role of Joe Exotic will warrant Cage tapping into this kind of subtlety remains to be seen, but Joe certainly exhibits his potential to craft something much more interesting than just Exotic's outwardly obvious eccentricities. … [Read more...] about 8 Nicolas Cage Movies That Prove He’s Perfect to Play Joe Exotic in Tiger King
To the delight of many, the Transformers franchise is officially being rebooted. The Transformers franchise has never been critically beloved, but many fans around the world were on board for these movies, until last year's Transformers: The Last Knight, which dramatically underperformed at the box office. Despite lofty plans for a Transformers cinematic universe, it looks like Paramount and Hasbro are hitting the reset button on the franchise and are going to do something new with it in the future. … [Read more...] about Transformers Movie Universe Is Getting a Full Reboot After Bumblebee?
However, the catch here is that the definition of tragedy or sadness changes not only culturally, but also over time. Sadness is a deeply personal thing, constructed from the personal choices we make and the environment in which we live. What appears innocent and uplifting for one group may be utterly abhorrent to another. “I think cultural attitudes and ideological frameworks can condition us to feel more or less empathy for some groups of people or types of events, which would also be reflected in what kinds of films are sad and moving to us,” says Jansson. “To feel empathy for someone is to recognize something of ourselves in them, to connect with their suffering on an emotional level, to feel with them, as it were. Prejudices generated by the socio-political contexts in which we exist and are familiar with often serve ideological and economic goals – perceiving some people as less human than ourselves, whether we do it consciously or not, makes us less … [Read more...] about Why watching tragic movies like Logan is actually good for you
DiCaprio beat out Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) and 2015 Best Actor winner Eddie Redmaye (The Danish Girl) to win the award. The 41-year-old had been nominated for the award three times previously, in 2004 for The Aviator, in 2006 for Blood Diamond and in 2013 for The Wolf of Wall Street (he's been nominated for five Oscars total). … [Read more...] about We Can Finally Stop Feeling Bad for Leonardo DiCaprio: He Just Won His First Oscar