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Approximately 10,000 dogs and cats will be slaughtered and eaten in the course of the next 10 days at southern China’s annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Celebrities have teamed up with the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation to film a PSA to raise awareness for this heinous practice of torturing dogs in China and other Southeast Asian countries every year.

Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Maggie Q, Russell Simmons, Kristen Bell, Joaquin Phoenix, Sia, Alicia Silverstone and Pamela Anderson are just a few who are speaking out against the Yulin festival which has been occurring since 2010.

Having a dog myself, naturally I’m in favor of ending this festival but I can’t help but feel a little hypocritical given that I’m not a vegetarian and enjoy chicken, pork etc… What are your thoughts? Share them after watching the emotional clip below. The graphic nature might be unsettling for some viewers especially if you have a pet.

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Jason Bourne Debuts Action-Packed Official Trailer

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Just days after sharing a couple of teaser clips, the full official trailer has arrived.
And it looks friggin’ fantastic. July 29 can’t come here soon enough.

Several years after his disappearance at the conclusion of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne unexpectedly resurfaces at a time when the world is faced with unprecedented instability. Where has the CIA’s most lethal former operative been? What’s he doing? And most importantly, why is he back?Just because the amnesiac assassin remembers everything, doesn’t mean he knows everything, Julia Stiles’ character Nicki says in the clip.

Paul Greengrass is back at the helm with the script he wrote along with Damon and Christopher Rouse. Vincent Cassel joins the series as the fifth installment’s main villain. Also new to the roster are Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander who play the CIA Director and tech-savvy CIA Analyst respectively.

Jason Bourne infiltrates theaters on July 29. Check out the full official trailer below.

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jason-bourne-teasers

During Super Bowl 50, Universal unveiled a teaser trailer for Matt Damon’s return to the Bourne franchise. Ahead of the release of the full trailer this Thursday, the studio shares two extremely short clips.

Molokov” features Damon throwing a Molokov cocktail, setting something on fire and punching a couple thugs in the faces. Meanwhile “Disappear” shows him vanishing just as Alicia Vikander spots him. Can’t wait to check out the full trailer.

After stepping aside for The Bourne Legacy, Damon returns as the beloved CIA assassin. Jason Bourne also marks a homecoming for Julia Stiles who reprises her role of Nicky Parsons. Paul Greengrass who directed The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum also returns. New to the franchise are Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and the aforementioned Vikander.

Check out the two clips below. Jason Bourne invades theaters on July 29.

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jason-bourne-shirtless-trailer

Plenty of movie studios took the opportunity to pimp out their potential blockbusters on Super Bowl Sunday. Arguably, the first Jason Bourne teaser video was the most anticipated. It’s been far too long since Matt Damon played the titular spy.

The 45-year-old actor isn’t the only person returning to the franchise. Julia Stiles and director Paul Greengrass are as well. They’re joined by newbies consisting of Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassell and the ‘IT’ actress of the moment, Alicia Vikander.

Check out the first video look at Damon’s homecoming below. Dude’s pecs definitely steal the show. Jason Bourne infiltrates theaters on July 29.

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88th Academy Award Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs along with directors Guillermo Del Toro and Ang Lee and actor John Krasinski took turns revealing the nominations.

Leading the pack with 12 nods in all was Alejandro González Iñárritu’s frontier revenge tale, The Revenant. It scored Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio to name a few. Nipping at its heels in second place was Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nods, followed by The Martian and Carol with seven and six respectively.

I’m glad to see that sentimental favorite Sylvester Stallone got noticed for Creed. Having scored another nomination for playing Rocky Balboa is a great story. He could conceivably snag his first Oscar. The original Rocky won Best Picture, but Stallone wasn’t a producer. The categories he was nominated in, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, he didn’t win.

The awards will be handed out on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, beginning at 7pm EST on ABC. Check out all the nominees below.

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Heading into the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Carol lead the pack with five nominations. Sadly, the 50s-set lesbian love story walked away empty-handed, failing to win in any of the categories it was nominated for. The Big Short was also shut out, not able to convert any of its four nods into wins.

The news was quite different for The Revenant. The grizzly drama won three of the four awards it was up for including Best Picture Drama and Best Actor for Leonardo Dicaprio. The Martian also did quite well, taking home two statues.

Over on the television front, Mr. Robot was the sole multiple winner with two- Best Television Series Drama and Best Supporting Performance in a Series for Christian Slater. Lady Gaga beat out Kirsten Dunst for Best Performance in a Miniseries. Check out all the winners below.

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HFPA Announce 2016 Golden Globes Nominations

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association loves big names and this year is no exception. That’s why they love to split up the competition into drama and comedy categories- more attendees.

The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes is a star-studded list of who’s who in Hollywood. Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, Amy Schumer and Kate Winslet are just a few who were recognized.

Todd Haynes’ Carol leads the pack on the film side with five nominations. Cate Blanchett faces off against her co-star Rooney Mara for Best Actress in a drama. The film also snagged Best Original Score, Best Director and Best Film Drama nods.

Receiving four nominations were The Revenant, The Big Short and Steve Jobs. Spotlight which has been a strong player this awards season scored a Best Film Drama nom but none of its cast received solo nominations.

On the television side, American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall scored the most nominations with 3 apiece. The biggest story here is that for the first time ever Netflix is top dog, beating out HBO who typically is showered with the most nominations.

Lady Gaga scored an acting nomination for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel. In another surprising twist, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Lowe earned nods for Scream Queens and The Grinder respectively.

The 73rd Golden Globes air on NBC on Jan 10, 2016. Ricky Gervais returns after a three-year hiatus to host the event. Check out all the nominations below.

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2015-national-board-of-review-winners

Well that’s an unexpected winner. Not saying that Mad Max: Fury Road isn’t worthy, but it’s not generally perceived by most as a strong contender for Best Film at next year’s Oscars. With that in mind, the NBR also awarded A Most Violent Year the top award last year but was shut out completely at the Academy Awards. Not much crossover here.

Other top films on their short list in 2015 were Inside Out, The Hateful Eight, Room, Spotlight and The Martian to name a few. Speaking of The Martian, Ridley Scott picked up Best Director while Matt Damon scored Best Actor honors. It also won Best Adapted Screenplay. Another surprise winner was Sylvester Stallone snagging Best Supporting Actor for his work in the latest Rocky flick, Creed.

The winners were selected by about 120 film fans from New York who cast their ballots via email or fax. LOL, who still faxes these days? Check out all the winners below. The honorees will pick up their statues at the National Board of Review dinner on Jan. 5, 2016 in New York.

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