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Friday, April 27, 2018

The Movie Report #966, April 27, 2018

The Movie Report

#966, April 27, 2018


MOVIES:

  • Avengers: Infinity War ***
  • Bharat Ane Nenu (I, Bharat) ** 1/2
  • Disobedience *** 1/2
  • The Endless ***
  • Kings zero stars

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CinemaCon 2018, Day 4: Coca-Cola Final Night Party

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(photo by Michael Dequina)

After last year's unexplained move to the Octavius Ballroom, the Coca-Cola CinemaCon Final Night Party moved back to its regular location of the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace. However, not everything was back to tradition. Instead of having a Vegas headliner serve as the featured entertainment for the festivities, as former Caesars Palace mainstay Matt Goss so impressively and memorably did in 2016, and as Frankie Moreno did so forgettably last year, various circus-style acts performed at various times throughout the pool area. Ranging from fire dancers to an ice sculptor to an acrobat in a bubble on the pool waters themselves, it made for a festive atmosphere throughout the entire event space and helped curb crowding in a concentrated area. Some video highlights of the festivities are below.


(Very special thanks to Heather Lewandoski, Corey Barger, and the entire team at Rogers & Cowan for all their helpful and generous assistance at the convention, as well as Mitch Neuhauser and the CinemaCon crew)


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CinemaCon 2018, Day 4: official Lionsgate video

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Lionsgate has released its official video clips from yesterday afternoon's final studio presentation of CinemaCon 2018. Below are red carpet interview snippets with most of the talent that appeared on stage at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, plus full video of Blindspotting writers/stars Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal's memorable spoken word performance.


Uncle Drew star Lil Rel Howery,
who served as host for the presentation



Blindspotting writers/stars Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal



The Spy Who Dumped Me stars Mila Kunis,
Kate McKinnon, director/co-writer Susanna Fogel



A Simple Favor stars Anna Kendrick,
Blake Lively, director Paul Feig



Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx



(photo by Michael Dequina)

(Special thanks to Lionsgate, and very special thanks to Heather Lewandoski, Corey Barger, and the entire team at Rogers & Cowan for all their helpful and generous assistance at the convention, as well as Mitch Neuhauser and the CinemaCon crew)


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CinemaCon 2018, Day 4: Big Screen Achievement Awards

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CinemaCon


(photo by Michael Dequina)

With all business matters and breaking news, from the studios selling their product for the year to come to vendors peddling the latest in cinema technologies and concessions offerings to exhibitors voicing and tending to their various industry concerns, firmly in the rear view, CinemaCon 2018 came to its close with the Thursday night, no-worries tradition of the Big Screen Achievement Awards, honoring notable acting and filmmaking talent, most of whom involved in upcoming releases featured throughout the week at the various studio presentations. This year's complete list of honorees:

  • Breakthrough Producer of the Year: Gabrielle Union
  • Action Star of the Year: Taron Egerton
  • Breakthrough Performer of the Year: Lil Rel Howery
  • Cinema Spotlight Award: Anna Kendrick
  • Director of the Year: Ryan Coogler
  • Award of Excellence in Acting: Felicity Jones
  • Female Star of Tomorrow: Tiffany Haddish
  • CinemaCon Vanguard Award: Jonah Hill
  • CinemaCon Visionary Award: Jack Black
  • Cinema Icon Award: Samuel L. Jackson
  • Comedy Star of the Year: Kate McKinnon
  • Male Star of the Year: Benicio del Toro
  • Female Star of the Year: Dakota Johnson
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Jodie Foster
As in previous years, a pre-awards show press conference at the OMNIA Nightclub adjacent to the show venue of the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Celebrity arrival times being unpredictable and still photographers and television news crews on the carpet being the awards winners' first, top priority stop, not every award ever stops by for the press conference stop. That said, this year marked an all-time low as far as honorees coming through, with only five of the fourteen stopping by. Below are the full videos of the quintet's sessions.


Taron Egerton, Action Star of the Year



Lil Rel Howery, Breakthrough Performer of the Year



Jodie Foster, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient



Anna Kendrick, Cinema Spotlight Award recipient,
with her A Simple Plan director Paul Feig



Felicity Jones, Award of Excellence in Acting recipient



Unlike last year, there was perfect honoree attendance at the Big Screen Achievement Awards show proper. (Director of the Year for 2017, Jordan Peele, had to miss the ceremony due to high winds in Los Angeles preventing air travel to Los Vegas in time.) Natalie Morales, host of Access and co-host of its daytime spinoff Access Live, returned as host for show for the second consecutive year.


(Very special thanks to Heather Lewandoski, Corey Barger, and the entire team at Rogers & Cowan for all their helpful and generous assistance at the convention, as well as Mitch Neuhauser and the CinemaCon crew)


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

CinemaCon 2018, Day 4: Instagram round-up

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CinemaCon 2018 has now come to an end! Here is a recap of my live updates on Instagram throughout the final day of CinemaCon today.






























The in-depth reports on all of the final CinemaCon 2018 events are, as usual, on the way.


(Very special thanks to Heather Lewandoski, Corey Barger, and the entire team at Rogers & Cowan for all their helpful and generous assistance at the convention, as well as Mitch Neuhauser and the CinemaCon crew)


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