Hello and welcome to VultureHound‘s weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday.

We’ve nearly finished the first month of the year, and frankly, despite the fact that pretty much nothing’s happened, 2018 already seems tiring.

But don’t worry if you too feel that way, because as always VultureHound‘s weekly round-up is here for you, bringing you the news in the usual aloof and nonchalant manner that you have, hopefully, learned to tolerate.

And if you haven’t learned to tolerate it, well, I’ve been doing this segment for the past nine months and I have no intention of stopping.

‘Black is back’ is the best news I’ve heard this year

Roger Yuan & Michael Jai White / Picture courtesy of Destination Films

Okay, it may not be (although, considering we’re only twenty eight days into the year, there’s a strong chance it is), but this week, a piece of news so fabulous came out, that I’ve basically forgotten what’s been going on up until this point.

And that news came in the form of actor Michael Jai White tweeting out a teaser with the hashtags #blackisback and #thisisjaigantic:

https://twitter.com/MichaelJaiWhite/status/955893753058906112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fbirthmoviesdeath.com%2F2018%2F01%2F23%2Fblack-dynamite-sequel

Some of you may recognise the combination of that voice-over and the actor tweeting it, and thus will understand my excitement, because it can mean only one thing: they’re making a sequel to Black Dynamite.

And for those of you who haven’t seen Black Dynamite, here’s the trailer for the original (which I think is on Netflix – it definitely used to be – so go have a watch):

Black Dynamite: Black is Back (?) kicks its way into cinemas sometime this year.

 

Dundee is a lie

Danny McBride / Picture courtesy of Screen Australia

Moving on, last week, we looked at the teaser trailer for the new Dundee movie, starring Danny McBride. If that’s news to you, I’ll whack the trailer here again to save you clicking the above link:

After the teaser dropped, some were suspicious as to whether this was actually a real thing. There was a website to go along with the teaser, and statements from both Danny McBride and the original Dundee, Paul Hogan, confirming it’s authenticity.

Further teasers then showed that not only was Danny McBride involved, but so too was Australia’s own Chris Hemsworth.

Well, a few days on from that, word on the web is that it is, as expected, not real.

It’s suggested that the teasers are not building up to a movie, but a Tourism Australia commercial that will hit during the Superbowl on the 4th of February. Also expected to drop at the Superbowl is the much anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer. So yeah.

The REAL Crocodile Dundee is available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download. 

 

Tom Cruise is at it again

Tom Cruise / Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol / Picture courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Some people love Tom Cruise. Others hate him. But regardless of your opinion on the energetic actor, there’s no denying that he’s always a fascinating study due to his compulsion to continually undergo ridiculously dangerous stunts for his movies.

I previously outlined some of those stunts way back in an August edition of this very segment. To surmise, he’s done some pretty ridiculous things in the pursuit of creating a good action movie. He finally took a hit back in August, breaking his ankle jumping from building to building.

BUT DID THAT STOP OL’ TOMMY?! OH NO IT DIDN’T.

Because now, along with the announcement of the title of the upcoming film (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) Ol’ Tommy has shared a picture showcasing yet another zany stunt:

That’s Tom Cruise hanging off the side of a helicopter without a pilot. Which, one would assume, is staged and involves various digital effects and wires and such. Until you remember that this is Tom Cruise, and that madman may well have actually flown a helicopter into the air and just climbed out. Because he’s just that kind of guy.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout shoots into cinemas on July 27th 2018.

 

 

Another long list of nominations…

Another thing you may remember from recent segments is that post wherein I listed off all the nominations and winners of various ceremonies.

Well, we’re ending today with another one of those, so buckle in for another long list:

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES:
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEES:
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

BEST ACTRESS NOMINEES:
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

BEST ACTOR NOMINEES:
Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel Esq

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS NOMINEES:
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR NOMINEES:
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrleson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money In the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY NOMINEES:
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY NOMINEES:
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Mudbound
Molly’s Game
Logan

BEST ORIGINAL SONG NOMINEES:
“A Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Mystery of Love,” Call Me By Your Name
“Remember Me,” Coco
“Stand Up for Something,” Marshall
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE NOMINEES:
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE NOMINEES:
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Icarus
Last Man in Aleppo
Strong Island

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM NOMINEES:
A Fantastic Woman
The Insult
Loveless
On Body and Soul
The Square

BEST SCORE NOMINEES:
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINEES:
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

BEST FILM EDITING NOMINEES:
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS NOMINEES:
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN NOMINEES:
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
The Shape of Water
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk

BEST COSTUME DESIGN NOMINEES:
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
Victoria & Abdul
The Shape of Water

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING NOMINEES:
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

BEST SOUND EDITING NOMINEES:
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST SOUND MIXING NOMINEES:
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT NOMINEES:
Dekalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote / All of Us

BEST ANIMATED SHORT NOMINEES:
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Lou
Negative Space
Revolting Rhymes

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT NOMINEES:
Edith and Eddie
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

I would add in some witty or insightful commentary, but I’ve got someone else working on that, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks.

The 90th annual Academy Awards will air on March 4th 2018.

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