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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

1 hour ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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Kevin Smith shares his thoughts on the current state of the DC Extended Universe

6 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is any man who could be considered the ultimate authority on comic books, it would be Kevin Smith. It was Smith, you may recall, that got the very first look at Ben Affleck as Batman from Zack Snyder himself. For a while, Smith’s description of the suit was all we had to go by. Clearly the man’s opinion has some weight to it when it comes to anyone wearing tights, and a cape.

So what does Smith think of the current state of the DC Extended Universe (or as they prefer to be called: ‘DC Films’)? Speaking to Screen Rant, the Clerks director seems optimistic about the future:

“I’m a forty-seven-year-old man, so I grew up in an era where there were no comic book movies. And then every once in awhile you’d get one, and it was like water in a desert. You »

- Jordan Jones

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'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers Push for End to "Libel in Fiction" Lawsuit

9 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

With tales of how the guy suing them once had a large role at Stratton Oakmont, was witnessed having sexual relations with a prostitute and ingested Quaaludes and marijuana during his time at the disgraced brokerage firm, the producers of Wolf of Wall Street are seeking an end to a libel lawsuit. On Friday, Paramount Pictures, Red Granite, Martin Scorsese's Sikelia Productions, and Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way highlighted evidence in advance of a summary judgment motion.

The lawsuit comes from Andrew Greene, who in the mid-1990s was general counsel at Stratton Oakmont, where he worked with Jordan Belfort and acted as »

- Eriq Gardner

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Snowman’ With Michael Fassbender

9 hours ago | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “The Snowman” starring Michael Fassbender!

The Snowman,” which opens on Oct. 20, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Toby Jones, Jamie Clayton and James D’Arcy from director Tomas Alfredson and writers Hossein Amini and Peter Straughan. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “The Snowman” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Apple teams with Amblin Entertainment and Bryan Fuller for Amazing Stories reboot

18 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in October 2015 it was announced that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) will be overseeing a reboot of the anthology series Amazing Stories for Amblin Entertainment and NBC, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has boarded the project for what will be the tech giant’s first foray into original video content.

Amazing Stories was created by Steven Spielberg, and originally ran on NBC between 1985 and 1987, featuring various fantastic, strange and supernatural tales. Directors who contributed to the series included Spielberg, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Robert Zemeckis, Brad Bird, Tobe Hooper, Irvin Kerschner and Tom Holland.

Fuller is set to serve as showrunner on the new take, which has received a ten-episode order, and reportedly has a budget of around $5 million per episode. As yet, there’s no word on how Apple intends to distribute the series. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lumière Festival: Bertrand Tavernier Premieres 8-Part Series about French Cinema

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Acclaimed French helmer Bertrand Tavernier (“Round Midnight”) will present his eight-part series on French cinema during the 9th Lumière Festival, covering the period between the 1930s and early 1970s.

The series, “My Journeys Through French Cinema,” is a follow-up project to his documentary “My Journey Through French Cinema” which had its world premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, followed by screenings at Cannes Classics, Telluride, New York, San Sebastián and the Lumière Festival.

The project is inspired by Martin Scorsese’s “Personal Journey through American Movies” (1995) and “My Voyage to Italian Cinema” (1999).

Tavernier was born in 1941 in France’s third largest city, Lyon, the home of the inventors of cinema, the Lumière brothers.

Tavernier and Thierry Frémaux are the president and director of the Institut Lumière, which organizes the Lumière Festival – one of the only big international festivals of classic cinema.

The eight-part series includes two episodes on Tavernier’s favorite directors, an episode »

- Martin Dale

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First image of Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman.’

23 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you’re wondering just what Al Pacino is doing now he’s mugging for the camera, or so it would seem, in Martin Scorcese’s upcoming film The Irishman, which is due to come out in 2018. Pacino, along with Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, has worked with Scorcese in the past, and has worked with DeNiro on more than one occasion. Amazingly Pacino and Pesci have never really worked together before, so this might be an interesting treat for the avid fans that have followed these stars throughout their long and illustrious careers. It seems as though Scorcese is doubling down

First image of Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman.’ »

- Wake

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Asia Argento, More Models Detail Harvey Weinstein’s Italian Connection (Exclusive)

15 October 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress-director Asia Argento, and models Samantha Panagrosso and Zoe Brock have come forward with new details heightening the scrutiny on Fabrizio Lombardo, the former head of a short-lived Miramax Italy unit, and who allegedly acted as a procurer of women for Harvey Weinstein.

Two of the three women Variety spoke to also claim they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein. Panagrosso, in the latest set of allegations against Weinstein, says she was groped by the Hollywood mogul in a hotel swimming pool in Cannes, and then assaulted in the cabin of a yacht during the 2003 film festival. Brock alleges she was tricked into going back to Weinstein’s hotel, and Argento alleges she was raped by Weinstein after being taken by Lombardo to Weinstein’s room, a claim he has refuted.

Lombardo has denied Argento’s claims in a statement. Variety has reached out to his Italian lawyer for further comment.

In an interview with Variety, »

- Stewart Clarke

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Jared Leto Doesn't Know If He'll Return in Suicide Squad 2

14 October 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Will Jared Leto return as The Joker in Suicide Squad 2? Who knows. certainly not the actor. After Suicide Squad came out, Jared Leto claimed he wasn't happy with the final results. Especially after he poured his method-acting heart into the madness of playing Joker only to watch most of his scenes hit the cutting room floor. For a while it looked like he might drop out of the Dceu altogether, but it was later confirmed that he'd return in Harley Quinn Vs. the Joker. That may be true, but it doesn't mean Joker will show up in the Suicide Squad sequel.

Justice League is the next movie arriving from DC Films and Warner Bros., with Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2 set to follow. Flashpoint and Shazam are sure things, supposedly, but beyond that, no one at DC Films has stepped forward to officially announced any kind of solid release slate. »

- MovieWeb

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Harvey Weinstein Stripped of Academy Membership

14 October 2017 1:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of his membership in the organization.

The move comes after a New York Times report that alleged decades of sexual misbehavior by Weinstein, and a New Yorker story that brought more disturbing details to light, including allegations of rape. Further accusations surfaced throughout the week.

In its statement, the Academy emphasized that its decision was about more than just Weinstein.

“We [have voted to expel Weinstein] not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” the statement reads.

As Academy standards go, it was a very swift response. But it leaves the question of other members like Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby, whose behavior »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Jon Bernthal befriends a killer in Sweet Virginia trailer

13 October 2017 5:56 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

That Jon Bernthal is one hard-working dude. In the span of four years, the actor has appeared in some truly memorable movies, such as Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, David Ayer's Fury, and Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, and in the past year alone, Bernthal has been credited in five films: Wind River, Baby Driver, Shot Caller, Pilgrimage, and Sweet Virginia. The last film finds Jon Bernthal starring as a motel owner with a dark past named Sam, who unknowingly... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Al Pacino as Jimmy Hoffa Revealed in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman

13 October 2017 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Al Pacino has been spotted on the set of Martin Scorsese's The Irishman in Suffern, New York. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci were first seen filming back at the end of September, but Pacino has not been seen until now. The 77-year old Al Pacino was filming scenes with 74-year old De Niro and the two appear to be enjoying their reunion as they can clearly be seen smiling in between takes. De Niro has worked with Pacino on 1995's Heat, 2008's Righteous Kill, and they were both in The Godfather Part II, though they never appeared on screen together.

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro have made eight movies together, one of the most fruitful and consistent creative partnerships in Hollywood history. Joe Pesci has had supporting roles in three Scorsese pictures including Raging Bull, Goodfellas, and Casino. Shockingly, Scorsese has never worked with Pacino before, despite »

- MovieWeb

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An Ideal Partnership - The films of director J. Lee Thompson and actor Charles Bronson - Part 1

13 October 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

When speaking about actor-director partnerships, most people think of the more famous ones, like Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese or Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa. I have previously looked at the less celebrated collaborators, those who have perhaps not had the same recognition due to their films made more to please the masses than film critics. In this article I will be looking at both an actor and a director that throughout their careers made undoubted classics only to go on to lesser material later in their careers. This is where actor Charles Bronson  and director J.Lee Thompson would find themselves, initially working together on worthwhile productions for companies like Warner Brothers and United Artists until ending up working for Cannon pictures years later....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »

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Lyon’s Lumiere Festival Honors Classic Film

13 October 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 9th Lumière Festival in Lyon, France, is again bringing together some of the biggest names in world cinema, including Guillermo Del Toro, Wong Kar-wai and Michael Mann, while celebrating the history of film with some 400 screenings of international classics.

Launched in 2009 by Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Frémaux, the respective president and director of the Institut Lumière, the event has become one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema. Last year it hosted 160,500 festivalgoers – up from 2015’s 150,000 admissions – and more than 1,000 industry professionals.

It was in Lyon where brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematograph in 1895, and in keeping with the city’s cinematic tradition, the festival celebrates the history of film by presenting restored works, retrospectives, tributes and master classes.

In 2013, the festival also started what it describes as the first and only classic film market in the world, noting that the heritage cinema sector is currently expanding thanks to advancements in conservation standards »

- Ed Meza

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Harvey Weinstein Produced One of My Favorite Movies. Now What? (Column)

13 October 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

One of my favorite films is 2002’s “The Hours.” It is a melodramatic film in some ways, and hugely depressing, too. But at the age of 17 it was absolutely lyrical for me, and that sensibility has not faded for me in the nearly two decades since. But “The Hours” was crucial for other reasons, too. It’s not just a film I loved at a young age; it’s a film that prompted my entrée to critical thinking and awards-season reporting, as I tracked the movie’s progress from one dusty theater in my 24-screen multiplex to the Academy Awards. I was 17 years old when I first read the name Harvey Weinstein in the pages of my religiously perused Entertainment Weekly. I did not realize then, as I know now, that Weinstein was involved in four out of the five nominated Best Picture movies that awards season — “Gangs of New York,” his personal favorite, »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Long Strange Trip’ Review: Grateful Dead Doc Is a Rightfully Epic Jam

13 October 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

You don’t need a Vr headset to watch Amir Bar-Lev’s documentary about the Grateful Dead, “Long Strange Trip,” because this four-hour movie is as immersive a wade into the waters of the Bay Area-germinated psychedelic band’s history as 2D gets. That being said, if you devoted 240 minutes to a history of, say, Kiss — another group with decades of fame, devoted fans, and controversy — you might also earn the word “immersive,” but it wouldn’t feel justified. With “Trip,” which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and feels of a piece with that filmmaker’s own music docs (about Bob Dylan. »

- Robert Abele

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New to Streaming: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99,’ ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ and More

13 October 2017 5:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

78/52 (Alexandre Philippe)

There’s been documentaries that analyze entire cinematic movements, directors, actors, writers, specific films, and more aspects of filmmaking, but it’s rare to see a feature film devoted to a single scene. With 78/52, if the clunky title addition didn’t tell you already, it explores the infamous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with exacting precision and depth. Featuring interviews with Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro, »

- Jordan Raup

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The Top Five Cab Drivers in Movie History

11 October 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It takes all types of characters to make a movie interesting. One variety of character you may have come across in movies is cab drivers. These may have the main role in a film or simply play a role that is relevant to the storyline. In fact, it might surprise you if you take the time to think about and realize just how many movies do feature a cab driver. Here are five of the most memorable cab drivers in movie history. 1. Travis BickleTaxi Driver This is a neo-noir psychological thriller that was directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Top Five Cab Drivers in Movie History »

- Nat Berman

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Amazing Stories: Apple Makes Deal with Steven Spielberg for Series Reboot

11 October 2017 8:37 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Amazing Stories has a new home. The Los Angeles Times reports Apple is close to acquiring a reboot of the Steven Spielberg TV show.Created in 1985, Amazing Stories modeled itself on previous genre anthology series like The Twilight Zone. The series ended in 1987 after two seasons that featured episodes written by Spielberg and directed by the likes of Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorsese. It was nominated for a total of 12 Emmys, winning five over the course of 45 episodes.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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