The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival 2020 Lineup and Schedule Announced
February 11, 2020
Earlier this week, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, which spotlights the literary genius of novelist Philip K. Dick, unveiled the full lineup for its 8th Annual Season! Announced events include film screenings and premieres, panel discussions, virtual reality demonstrations, and the launch of a new screenplay competition aimed at enhancing the film-making experience for audiences!
The Festival, which runs from March 4-8, 2020, will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY. Read on for all of the Festival’s details and schedule of events!
77th Annual Golden Globes Motion Picture Nominees
December 9, 2019
On December 9, 2019, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for the 77th Annual Golden Globes from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Winners will be announced live on NBC during a three-hour broadcast on Sunday, January 5, 2020 (8pm EST/5pm PST). Ricky Gervais will host.
The nominations were announced by Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning and Susan Kelechi Watson, along with HFPA President Lorenzo Soria, the Golden Globe Ambassadors Dylan and Paris Brosnan, and Executive Producer and Executive VP of Television at Dick Clark productions, Barry Adelman.
For ease of reading, we are splitting the nominations into two posts, one for motion pictures and one for television. This post is for the Motion Picture Nominations (you can find the Television Nominations Here). You can see all nominations and get more info on the Golden Globes at their website here.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie comes to Netflix on Friday, September 20, 2019. Based on the Funny or Die online series of the same name, the long awaited movie was directed by Scott Aukerman, and co-written by Aukerman and series star, Zach Galifianakis.
Read on for the movie’s synopsis as well as a teaser trailer.
“YEAH Bitch!” Fans of Breaking Bad rejoice, Vince Gilligan and Netflix are taking us back to Albuquerque with an all new film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. This evening, Netflix announced that the Jesse Pinkman-centric movie “will launch globally on Friday, October 11.” A Breaking Bad movie has been long rumored and so super fans are very excited for this official release date news! Aaron Paul will be reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.
Read on for the movie’s synopsis as well as a teaser trailer featuring fan favorite, Skinny Pete (Charles Baker), dropping some exposition.
The Princess Bride Q&A Panel Awesome Con 2019
April 27, 2019
Awesome Con 2019 featured a number of reunion panels that would make any Gen Xer squee with joy but having Cary Elwes and Chris Sarandon come together to talk The Princess Bride was simply delightful!
Elwes and Sarandon were as humble and as likable as you would imagine them to be during The Princess Bride Q&A Panel. After coming out on stage, and taking in the crowd, Elwes said, “this is bonkers.” And he’s not wrong. The room was chock-a-block with fans, evident when the co-stars of the 32-year-old movie earned raucous applause. The dedicated fan base was excited to see them and celebrate them and this beloved movie.
General Convention News
April 26, 2019
Spring Time in Pop Culture has become synonymous with an upstart comic convention based in Washington, D.C., the inimitable Awesome Con!! Launching in April 2013, Awesome Con is the official con of our Nation’s Capital! And, It’s Happening THIS WEEKEND!
Head to Awesome Con’s Website for all information on the Con and make sure to follow @popcultureview on Twitter for ALL the latest news and updates coming out of DC! Also, follow @SheilsMcGangsta, our intrepid reporter on the ground, for the best in Awesome Con Coverage!
Read on for all the information you need before you head to this celebration of Geek Culture!
Captain Marvel is the start of a new chapter for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It’s inevitable that we’re going to lose some of the major players at the conclusion of Avengers: End Game. Prepare yourself! Captain Marvel had the hard task of delivering the promise of an exciting future. So did it live up to the hype?
The 91st Academy Awards
January 22, 2019
Early this morning, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the “Academy”) announced its nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards. You know them better as the Oscars. The awards ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, honor those movies that were released in 2018.
The nominations were announced live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross.
We have posted the “Big Categories” below along with PCR’s picks (not necessarily what we think will win). If Sound Mixing really floats your boat, you can head here for a handy dandy one sheet on ALL of the nominees.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
January 17, 2019
As promised a couple of days ago, Lionsgate dropped the first long trailer for the much anticipated, John Wick: Chapter 3. The third movie in the cult favorite franchise premieres on May 17, 2019. This is the first in the series to have a subtitle, “Parabellum.”
“If you want peace, prepare for war.”
We’ve got the trailer below as well as the official movie poster and movie stills published on the film’s website.
The third installment features Keanu Reeves returning to the titular role of John Wick, the reluctant master assassin that wanted out but keeps getting pulled back in. From the trailer, it looks like the core cast of Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick are all returning for the new movie. Big name newcomers to the cast include, Halle Berry (as “Sofia”), Jason Mantzoukas (as “Tick Tock Man), and Anjelica Huston (as “The Director”).
BAFTA 2019 EE British Academy
Film Awards Nominees
January 9, 2019
Earlier today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2019.
The official press release announced that “The Favourite is nominated in 12 categories. Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born each have seven nominations; Vice has six, BlacKkKlansman has five, and Cold War and Green Book have four each. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Mary Poppins Returns, Mary Queen of Scots and Stan & Ollie have three nominations each.”
See below for a selection of the BAFTA categories with pictures of our winner pick for the category. Click hereto see the entire list of 2019 nominees.