Comic-Con 2016 Cosplay Funny Outtakes Photo Gallery

Comic-Con 2016 Cosplay Funny Outtakes Photo Gallery

Who says cosplaying has to be serious business all the time? Check out some of the best cosplayers from Comic-Con 2016 cutting loose and posing out of character. Continue reading

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 21st Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

After last week’s nominations were revealed for the 22nd Annual SAG Awards and 73rd Golden Globes, it feels like it could be anyone’s game at this point. This morning the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced their 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road leading the charge with 13 nods. Hosted by T.J. Miller, the winners will be revealed during a live broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.

Mad Max: Fury Road has undoubtedly become the underdog favorite of this awards season, as it has become one of the most revered features of the year by critics, myself included – my review. The big topic of conversation, aside from gaining Best Picture recognition, is Charlize Theron’s nods for both Best Actress and Best Actress In An Action Movie. Tom Hardy, of course, is nominated for Best Actor In An Action Movie, but it’s George Miller for Best Director that has really invested my interest into whether he could be a contender come Oscars. The film has also garnered nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

Trailing behind the whirlwind, critically acclaimed hit is Carol, The Martian, and The Revenant with nine nominations each. While this year’s big favorite, Spotlight, has earned itself eight nominations from critics, followed by The Big Short and The Hateful Eight with six each. Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Jurassic World, and Sicario each earned five nominations and Room obtained four. Charlize Theron isn’t the only actress up for multiple Best Actress categories, as Jennifer Lawrence is up for three for her work in Joy and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, while Rachel McAdams is up for two awards for Spotlight and True Detective.

And while the film categories are all up in the air, the television categories prove that the increasing output of excellent programming continued this year with FX, ABC, and HBO both gaining 14 nominations each; FOX is close on their heels with 12 nods. The big standout series this year, as determined by critics, is FX’s Fargo with eight nominations. The Leftovers (HBO) and Transparent (Amazon) are not far behind with five nominations each; Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four.

So what can we takeaway from this year’s 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees? For starters, no other awards group has seen more movies this year than the critics, assumably. It’s their jobs to assess the year in film. Who better has a sound voice of reasoning than those who sit in dark rooms and watch movies multiple times per week? In the long run, sure, all awards are practically meaningless gold statues, and the varying award categories the BFCA and BTJA have set have little influence when it comes to the Oscars, but if these voices of reason can help sway voters to at least make an earnest decision at the polls we can be safe in knowing we won’t have another year where a Shakespeare in Love wins against a Saving Private Ryan.

21st CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINEES – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BEST ACTOR

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
  • RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Shameik Moore – Dope
  • Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland – Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
  • Drew Goddard – The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
  • Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay
  • Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
  • The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

BEST EDITING

  • The Big Short – Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • The Martian – Pietro Scalia
  • The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella – Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Sicario

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
  • Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt – Sicario
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COMEDY

  • The Big Short
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Sisters
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Robert De Niro – The Intern
  • Bill Hader – Trainwreck
  • Jason Statham – Spy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Tina Fey – Sisters
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Assassin
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Mustang
  • The Second Mother
  • Son of Saul

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

BEST SONG

  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
  • Furious 7 – See You Again
  • The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
  • Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
  • Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
  • Youth – Simple Song #3

BEST SCORE

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
  • The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
  • Sicario – Johann Johannsson
  • Spotlight – Howard Shore

Continue Reading to see the the Television Category Nominees–>>

Netflix Streaming Report: JESSICA JONES Season 1 and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 26, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with Jessica Jones Season 1, Home, Some Kind of Beautiful, and more. Also, find out what’s leaving Netflix streaming this December.

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Jessica Jones Season 1 (Melissa Rosenberg) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator. Starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval [Watch the Trailer]

I was really excited about Jessica Jones going into its first season. After a stupendous first season of Daredevil, Marvel and Netflix have proven that they could deliver solid, long form storytelling with their superheroes. And everything leading up to Jessica Jones felt right. From the casting to the tone, they were hitting every beat to set the series up for success. But with as much as I found right in Jessica Jones, there were little aspects of the series that didn’t sit right with me.

The story conceived by Melissa Rosenberg is excellent. The themes of power and control that Jessica Jones covers are rich and progressive. There are a handful of moments that drag the series down and make binging difficult. We end up in a lot of repeat territory that becomes slightly aggravating to endure. If Jessica Jones’ episode count was cut down to eight episodes instead of thirteen it would have felt better paced television.

Jessica Jones isn’t action heavy like Daredevil, which isn’t a problem at all. It’s more of a psychological thriller with a handful of good action beats. There are some terrifying moments that completely wow with suspense. What I love most about Jessica Jones is the sense of unknowing that Kilgrave (David Tennant) places on Jessica because you resonate with her fears.

Tennant is wickedly brilliant as Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) foil, and the supporting cast consisting of Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker are incredible complements to their characters. However, I found Carrie-Anne Moss’ uptight Hogarth and Wil Traval’s cartoonish Will Simpson to be too grating to tolerate. I’m really glad that the series never lost focus on Jessica Jones when another hero, Luke Cage, who is also getting his own show, was involved. The series is driven by Jones and proves that there should be more room made in Marvel’s sandbox to include more female-centric content.

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Home (Tim Johnson) Rated PG [94 min] – Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own. Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez

There’s a reason why I have not seen Home yet, and it’s because it looks like it takes animation back 10 years. The movie looks atrocious and mind-boggling stupid. There’s nothing remotely cute about the film and Oh’s bumbling antics. Don’t watch this.

Some Kind of Beautiful Salma Hayek Swimming Naked

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Some Kind Of Beautiful (Tom Vaughan) [Limited] Rated R [100 min] – A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, and Malcolm McDowell

LOL. What happened to Salma Hayek’s career? Don’t watch this either.

Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Gringolandia (Season 3)
  • Guidance
  • A Hard Day
  • Live and Maddie (Season 2)
  • The Red Road (Season 2)
  • The Brothers Solomon
  • Ultimate Spider-Man / Web Warriors
  • The Insider (Season 1)
  • LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (Season 3)

Leaving Netflix in December 2015:

December 1

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 1 (2012)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
  • Brian’s Song (1971)
  • Brian’s Song (2001)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • The Burbs (1989)
  • Cop Land (1997)
  • Damien: Omen II (1978)
  • The Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Employee of the Month (2006)
  • Forces of Nature (1999)
  • Get Low (2009)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Guardian, season 1-3
  • The High and the Mighty (1954)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • Insomnia (2002)
  • Juice (1992)
  • K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Last Night (2010)
  • Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
  • Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
  • Left Behind: World at War (2005)
  • Modern Problems (1981)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Necessary Roughness (1991)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
  • The Paw Project (2013)
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
  • R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)
  • R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
  • Shrink (2009)
  • Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • Trek Nation (2011)
  • Two Can Play That Game (2001)

December 4

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

December 6

  • 360 (2011)
  • The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

December 9

  • C.O.G. (2013)

December 10

  • Ultimate Spider-Man, season 2

December 11

  • The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, season 2
  • Rescue Me, season 1-7

December 12

  • Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

December 13

  • How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
  • Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

December 15

  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

December 17

  • Underclassman (2005)

December 21

  • Red Hook Summer (2012)

December 24

  • Una Noche (2012)

December 30

  • Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


Netflix Streaming Report Turn The Right Corner

All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

Netflix Streaming Report: W/ Bob and David, Dior and I, Continuum, and More

Welcome to your Netflix Streaming Report for November 19, 2015. After the long week you deserve a relaxing staycation with a bowl of popcorn, a bucket of ice cream, and only your Netflix queue to judge you. This past week, Netflix Watch Instant has been kind enough to supply us with W/ Bob and David, John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Continuum Season 4, and more.

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W/ Bob and David (David Cross, Bob Odenkirk) Rated TV-MA [30 min] – After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best: making sketch comedy. Starring David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, and John Ennis [Watch the Trailer]

It’s pretty slim pickens in terms of new titles on Netflix right now, but if there’s one thing the streaming platform has proven is that you can’t discount its original content. I’ve never seen Mr. Show nor have I given W/ Bob and David a look yet, but I’m a big fa of Bob Odenkirk’s and David Cross’s work, so I can only imagine how funny this series is.

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Joaquin Phoenix I'm Still Here

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I’m Still Here (Casey Affleck) Rated R [108 min] – Documenting Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, and Carey Perloff

I’m only sharing with you the fact that I’m Still Here is available so you won’t watch it. This mockumentary is horrible and provides no value in its attempt to entertain or comment on celebrity culture. It’s a complete waste of time.

Jessica Jones Season 1 Netflix

Jessica Jones Season 1 (Melissa Rosenberg) Rated TV-MA [60 min] – A former super-heroine decides to reboot her life by becoming a private investigator. Starring Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval [Watch the Trailer]

[Note: This series releases at 12:01 AM, Friday, November 20]

After Marvel’s Daredevil proved to be a hit early this year it was no surprise in the excitement for Jessica Jones. Bringing audiences back into Hell’s Kitchen, Jessica Jones takes us on a different perspective of the gruff New York City neighborhood. My anticipation is not just in seeing how well the first female superhero-led property will do and how she will be received, but I’m also intrigued in the idea of popularizing a fairly unknown hero. I think Krysten Ritter is a wonderful actress and I’m really looking forward to seeing how well Jessica Jones takes off.

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Also newly available on Netflix streaming this week:

  • Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World
  • People, Places, Things
  • River (Season 1)
  • Cristela (Season 1)
  • Dude, Where’s My Car?
  • Comeback Dad
  • Contiuum (Season 4)
  • Dawn Patrol
  • El Clon (Season 1)
  • Felt
  • Huang jin shi dai
  • Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas
  • My Dad’s a Soccer Mom
  • Naked Among Wolves
  • Shi Gu
  • Sin senos no hay paraíso (Season 1)
  • Blue Carpice
  • Dior and I
  • Call Me Lucky
  • John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
  • Kumaré
  • Meet the Fokkens
  • Reej Injun
  • Whore’s Glory
  • Yuki Yuni Is a Hero (Season 1)

What will you be watching this weekend?

Look forward to more new titles from the Netflix Streaming Report every Thursday on TTRC.


Netflix Streaming Report Turn The Right Corner

All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

Netflix Releases Official Jessica Jones Trailer [66 Screenshots]

After the successful release of Marvel’s Daredevil six months ago, Netflix subscribers are about to gain one more serving of superhero action before the new year. Today, the first official Jessica Jones trailer hit, offering fans a glimpse of Krysten Ritter in the titular role as she stakes claim to Marvel’s first superpowered, female driven story.

Lesser known to the world than Iron Man and Captain America, the Jessica Jones trailer wonderfully lays the groundwork to understand our heroine’s traumatic past. What makes this series special is that it is not by definition an origin story, rather, we learn that she has already hung up her cape. Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage, is also seen in the trailer; he’ll be getting his own series on Netflix leading up to The Defenders. Cage is smitten by Jessica Jones’ abilities and will play a big part in her love life.

The main conflict depicted in the Jessica Jones trailer comes from a man named Kilgrave, who is played by none other than the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant. Also known in the comics as The Purple Man, we see Kilgrave using his mind control powers on others, something Jessica Jones is unfortunately all too familiar with. Although she may ooze confidence in her super strength, her past encounter with The Purple Man has left our heroine mentally broken.

I love Marvel’s Daredevil because it’s dark, emotionally raw, and full of moral conundrums. So when I watch the Jessica Jones trailer I am taking a liking to the many similarities in action and gritty tone – both are operating in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within Hell’s Kitchen too. I’m anxious to see if the two heroes will work together or if we’ll only see Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, cross paths with Jones.

I have complete faith that Netflix will handle Jessica Jones with the same expert storytelling and clean creative direction that the streaming platform is becoming known for. What I want more than anything is to see Jessica Jones developed in a way that has typically been reserved for male comic book characters. Please Netflix, give us an anti-hero with layered emotions who can be both badass and emotionally complex. Let us have nice things.

Without question, Jessica Jones has been on my radar ever since it was announced back in 2013. A lot has changed since then. Thanks mostly to Marvel and DC, not only has comic book culture invaded mainstream media at a level in which smaller heroes like Jessica Jones can pop up, but also 2015 has been a strong year for female superhero stories. This year we’ve seen ABC’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell, CBS’s Supergirl starring Melissa Benoist, and on the CW both the ladies on The Flash and Arrow have been kicking butt and taking names.

While the trailer gives us some good insight into what we can expect to see in the series, it leaves some questions that we will hope to see answered. What made Jessica Jones quit the superhero biz rather than fight back against her demons? And will she be able to overcome this mental block and take down Kilgrave, or will he further crush her spirit?

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Here’s the official short and sweet synopsis for Jessica Jones, provided by Netflix:

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private detective in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time the world knew her name….

Created by Melissa Rosenberg, the complete first season of Jessica Jones will be released on Netflix on November 20. The series also stars Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Erin Mariarty, Eka Darville, and Wil Traval.


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