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Oscar 2017 Blunder: Uh Oh Land

Remember Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe 2017 mix-up? Well, there’s a new one and given the gravitas of the award, I’d say this was a waaaaaaay bigger blunder than the Miss Universe one.

Some of you may have already watched it but for those that has yet to, here’s what happened.

Oscar legends, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, opened the final envelope of the night to find something rather suspicious: They were given a card with Emma Stone’s name on it. Confused, unsure of what to do and given that “La La Land” starring Emma Stone was highly expected to win, Beatty proceeded to announce “La La Land” assuming that was what the card intended. Naturally, the La La Land team took the stage to express their gratitude for the honor.

Unfortunately…

Midway through the usual thank-yous by the “La La Land” team, “La La Land” producer Fred Berger got word from one of the Oscar ceremony’s techs that Beatty and Dunaway had read off the wrong title. In fact, the real winner of the Best Picture: Moonlight.

Beatty reclaimed the mic to explain his perspective on the misstep, and Kimmel tried to smooth out the mayhem with a few jokes about giving both movies the Oscar. But in truth, the La La Land team, led by Berger, were incredibly gracious about the transference of the Oscar to its rightful owner.

Here are some of the reactions:

And finally, the king of movie twists, Mr. M. Night Shyamalan himself:

Alien: Covenant Sneak Peek on FX’s Legion

We still have some time before Alien: Covenant comes blasting into theaters on May 19 and reminds us that it’s never a good idea to bring a sick person into a spaceship. (No really, don’t.)

A new sneak peek, above, has revealed a bit more. The preview, a prologue titled “Last Supper” and which came during Wednesday’s episode of the FX series Legion (A show you should watch if you’re an X-Men fan, it’s about Prof X’s son), showed a business-as-usual colonization ship headed for a remote planet where the crew will build a new human settlement. While characters played by James Franco — who we learn is the captain — and Billy Crudup are in awe of their view, Danny McBride has another take: “I don’t know what you’re talking about. It kinda spooks me out — a big old sea of nothing.”

Yeap, definitely looks like nothing to me.

Yeap, definitely looks like nothing to me.

So far, we understand that this installment of Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise takes place somewhere after the events of 2012’s Prometheus and before the Nostromo starts to return to Earth as we saw in 1979’s Alien. Director Ridley Scott promises this film — which also costars Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, and Carmen Ejogo — will provide some answers. “Covenant is really going to show you who did it and why.”

STAR WARS UPDATE: Look Who’s In The Millennium Falcon Cockpit.

Han Solo is back in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon – and so is Chewbacca the Wookiee in the first official snap from the next Star Wars spin-off movie.

L to R: Woody Harrelson (as Garris Shrike), Chris Miller (Co-Director), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich (as Han Solo), Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Phil Lord (Co-Director) and Donald Glover (as Lando Calrissian)

L to R: Woody Harrelson (as Garris Shrike), Chris Miller (Co-Director), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich (as Han Solo), Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Phil Lord (Co-Director) and Donald Glover (as Lando Calrissian)

It’s not yet known who Waller-Bridge will be playing, though she is rumored to be playing a CGI-driven character.
Westworld star Thandie Newton will also have a role in the film, though she is not featured in the informal snapshot above.

Directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord, the duo who wrote and directed the hugely successful “The LEGO Movie” as well as the revamped “21 Jump Street” and “22 Jump Street” and also being producers and writers on a number of other projects such as “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “The Last Man on Earth”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, we can safely assume that the new yet to be titled Star Wars Han Solo movie is going to be hilariously entertaining.

According to the official Star Wars site, the stand-alone film will explore Han and Chewie’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

Here’s what Lord and Miller had to say about the film, set for release in May 2018.
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous.
“We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

LOGAN MOVIE CONTEST

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Want the new #loganmovie prizes?

Just Pose, Snap and Post your best impression of Logan
be it in the way of a roar, showing your teeth or use of props for claws.

Think of creative ways on how you can show your inner Logan.
Videos and GIFs are also accepted.

Step 1: Share your best Logan on our Facebook page (Screenbiteasia)

Step 2: Tag 5 friends on your post.

Step 3: Add the hashtags #Screenbite and #logancontest to your post.

Contest ends at 6PM, 28/2/17 . All the best!

1st Place Prize – Logan Hoodie

1st Place Prize – Logan Hoodie

2nd Place Prize – Logan Messenger Bag

2nd Place Prize – Logan Messenger Bag

3rd Place Prize – Logan Shot Glasses

3rd Place Prize – Logan Shot Glasses

Most Creative Post – Logan T-Shirt

Most Creative Post – Logan T-Shirt

Beauty & The Beast – Latest Teaser

BONJOUR! Disney has just released a brand new clip from the animated classic’s upcoming live-action remake.

Disney’s remake stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kevin Kline, and Josh Gad have additional supporting roles.

Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters nationwide on March 17. Watch a preview of the “Belle” sequence below.

BATFLECK NO MORE?!?!

There’s been plenty of Batman-Ben Affleck (Batfleck?) news in the past couple of weeks, Ben Affleck who was initially intended to be director, writer and actor for “The Batman” had dropped out of being director at the end of January this year, releasing this statement:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Now, he might not even be acting in it.

So far, this is only coming from a single person, with that person being John Campea from Collider Movie Talk, who claims to get his intel from multiple sources close to the project, said on record that “Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out…He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.” Additionally, Campea added that, “I’ve been told, Ben Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. And if they do not let him out of being Batman, the standalone Batman film that ultimately happens will be the last time we see Ben Affleck as Batman.”

Here’s the snippet from Collider Movie Talk:

If Ben Affleck does end up leaving his role as Batman, who do you think should be the next BATMAN?
Leave your comments in the section below, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Maaaaaaaybe this guy? No, really. Tom Hardy would be perfect, don’t believe me? Just watch any of his movies or even his tv shows, Taboo and Peaky Blinders.
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– Written by DJ
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The LEGO® Batman Movie – REVIEW

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO® Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Hilarious, Must Watch for Fans of Comedy, Batman, Lego and Movies (9/10)
The LEGO® Movie is one of the most surprising movies I’ve ever watched, I went in to that with very low expectations but I can happily admit that I was wrong because I loved it. One of the most lovable characters was the LEGO® Batman which I’m glad was picked up and given his own movie. Due to being a massive fan of Batman and growing up with LEGO® toys, I went in to The LEGO® Batman movie with high expectations. Thankfully, The LEGO® Batman Movie lived up to my expectations because it is hilarious. It’s genuinely a really good time for any movie goer and an even better time for someone who understands pop culture humour references.

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Get your stomachs ready because it will ache from all the laughing. I started laughing before I even finished laughing about the previous joke. I can’t stress this enough, this is a high energy movie. It’s literally joke after joke for the first thirty minutes but then it dips and turns into a bit of a downer BUT isn’t that much of an issue due to pushing towards the more serious, family values aspect of the story.
Oh and Batman raps about the awesomeness of Batman.

Hacksaw Ridge – REVIEW

Desmond Doss was a simple, pious boy from rural Virginia who overcame a multitude of obstacles to become a hero in World War II, despite having registered as a conscientious objector (non-violent, does not believe in taking a life). During the battle of Okinawa, He single-handedly moved 75 of his wounded comrades from the battlefield to safety.

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Already a contender for one of the best movies of this year. (9/10)
Without getting into the details and potentially spoiling the movie, this is truly a cinematic experience from the very first second. While the acting was great all around, this was perhaps Andrew Garfield’s best performance as an actor. Vince Vaughn provided plenty of laughs during the boot camp portion of the movie. The war is where this movie truly shines, the battle scenes are gory, intense and provides a realistic sense of fear. Director Mel Gibson lives up to his ability to direct “in-your-face-violence” type of action scenes by utilizing the cast, music and cinematography to create an atmosphere that provides the audience with a multitude of emotions throughout the war.

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Overall, it starts off rather slow, insert family drama here, becomes a romance, turns into a comedy (It’s funnier without the censors but to each his own), returns to the drama again, and then full-on in-your-face war-action, with everything working perfectly together to get you involved with the story (It eventually becomes so intense, you’d end up holding back the tears on a couple of occasions.) Just sit, avoid distractions, immerse yourself and enjoy!

The LEGO® Batman Movie Contest

To celebrate the release of The LEGO® Batman Movie in cinemas, Warner Bros. Pictures and (Name of Media Partner) offer you the chance to win 2 Tickets to the Premiere of The LEGO® Batman Movie.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO® Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
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