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‘Blade Runner’ Star Sean Young Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Exposing Himself to Her

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sean Young, the actress best known for starring opposite Harrison Ford in Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner,” has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The actress said on the Dudley and Bob with Matt Show podcast that Weinstein exposed himself to her in the early 1990s, when she was starring in the Miramax-produced film “Love Crimes.”

“I personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants to shock me,” she said. “My basic response was, ‘You know, Harvey, I really don’t think you should be pulling that thing out, it’s not very pretty.'”

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’: How VFX Masters Replicated Sean Young as Rachael

Young never worked with Weinstein again after the incident. “Then never having another meeting with that guy again, because it was like, ‘What on earth?’” she said.

“The minute you actually stand up for yourself in Hollywood, you’re the crazy one, »

- Zack Sharf

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Harrison Ford’s Halloween Costume Game is Pretty Incredible

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

Harrison Ford must love Halloween because as you’ll see below he definitely gets into it. Of course if you think he would dress up like one of his iconic characters then you’re dead wrong since Han and Indy are nowhere to be seen on this list. I know, go shed a tear and then come back, you’ll no doubt be pleasantly surprised since Harrison Ford tends to amaze at almost everything he does it would seem. No really, the guy is just that awesome that he can get away with almost anything and people will love him, even if it

Harrison Ford’s Halloween Costume Game is Pretty Incredible »

- Wake

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Indiana Jones Voted Greatest Movie Character of All Time

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There have been a ton of great movie characters in the history of film, but only one can be the best. According to a new poll, we now know who people feel that character is. Harrison Ford's iconic, whip cracking, snake fearing adventurer Indiana Jones was recently named the greatest movie character of all time, according to a poll conducted by Total Film Magazine. Jones is someone who should definitely place in the top 5, but coming out on top of a poll like this is pretty impressive.

The poll also features another iconic Harrison Ford character, with Han Solo coming in third place. Though, it's easy to imagine that he could have just as easily taken the top spot. Batman, with no particular Batman being mentioned, came in second place. The first female character on the list is Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley from the Alien franchise, who placed fourth. »

- MovieWeb

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David Fincher Recalls Passing Up The Chance To Direct A Star Wars Sequel

11 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Fincher is not known for operating within Hollywood’s franchises – remember, Alien 3 almost forced the director into an early retirement. But it turns out Fincher was almost drawn to the biggest franchise of the lot.

While appearing on a recent instalment of the Empire Podcast (via Collider), the esteemed filmmaker recalled the moment when he passed up the chance to direct a Star Wars sequel for Lucasfilm. Fincher stopped short of mentioning any specifics – was it The Last Jedi, for instance? Or one of the studio’s forthcoming anthology pics? – only that he “talked” with producer Kathleen Kennedy about what he considers to be a “plum assignment.”

But while the thought of signing on for Lucasfilm’s faraway galaxy is tempting, David Fincher pointed to the heightened expectations that come hand-in-hand with a modern blockbuster. And, well, let’s just say Star Wars is on another level in that respect. »

- Michael Briers

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What Scares David Fincher Most About Directing a Star Wars Movie?

19 October 2017 5:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Can you imagine what a David Fincher Star Wars movie would look like? It turns out, Lucasfilm wanted to know, but it's never going to happen. That's right, David Fincher did indeed meet with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy at one point about directing a Star Wars movie, but he passed on the opportunity because it scared him. Here's what he had to say about it.

"No, I talked to [producer Kathleen Kennedy] about that and look, it's a plum assignment. I don't know what's worse: being George Lucas on the set of the first one where everyone's going, 'Alderaan? What the hell is this?' Where everyone's making fun, but I can't imagine the kind of intestinal fortitude one has to have following up the success of these last two. That's a whole other level. One is that you have to endure the withering abuse of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, and the »

- MovieWeb

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'Blade Runner 2049,' Mary J. Blige, Sam Rockwell and More to Be Honored at 2017 Hollywood Film Awards

19 October 2017 2:58 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Blade Runner 2049 is already being acknowledged.

Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin -- the producers of the Ryan Gosling-led sequel to Blade Runner -- will be honored with the Hollywood Producer Award at the Hollywood Film Awards next month, dick clark productions revealed on Thursday.

The company also shared that Michael H. Weber will receive the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award" for his upcoming James Franco film, The Disaster Artist.

More: James Corden to Host 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards

Previously, it was revealed that the film Mudbound will receive the Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award, for the work of its cast, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks. Blige will also be honored with the Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award for her role in the film.

Meanwhile, Sam Rockwell will receive the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for Thee Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, while [link=nm »

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: How VFX Masters Replicated Sean Young as Rachael

19 October 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the great surprises of “Blade Runner 2049” was a stunning CG recreation of the Rachael replicant played by Sean Young in the original movie. The two-minute sequence brings an emotionally stirring reunion with Harrison Ford’s Deckard that required technical virtuosity and subtle performance. This major step in digital human animation should be rewarded with a VFX Oscar nomination.

Body double Loren Peta played the young Rachael (in costume, makeup, and with dotted face) and performed on set with Ford and Jared Leto (as replicant manufacturer Wallace). She was directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Young on set as well for reference. The goal was to merge the two into a perfect replica.

Facial Capture on a Secret Saturday

“Denis really liked Loren’s performance when it was cut together, but part of our plan was to do a facial capture of Loren and Sean,” said Oscar-winning production visual »

- Bill Desowitz

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May the Force Be With Your Core! Check Out These Star Wars Fitness Gear

19 October 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Darth Vader may not be your father, but thanks to this new Star Wars-themed fitness gear, he can be your kettlebell.

Fitness company Onnit recently released a new line of equipment — ranging from kettlebells to yoga mats— featuring some of the most evil faces in the Star Wars universe: Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the Stormtroopers.

The trio of kettlebells come in a variety of weights — Darth Vader is the heaviest at 70 lbs. and Boba Fett is the lightest at 50 lbs. — and retail for between $199.95 and $149.95.

They also created a slam ball — a weighted fitness ball that’s more »

- Maria Pasquini

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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘The Disaster Artist’ to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards

19 October 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will receive the Hollywood Producer Award for their work on Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Additionally, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for their work on The Disaster Artist, based on the real-life story of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and starring James Franco. Also to be honored at the HFAs, Netflix’s Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees and starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks, is set in the rural American South during World War II. And Disney-Pixar’s Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, stars Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt. In addition, Mary J. Blige, Timothee Chalamet and the cast of I, Tonya have also been announced as honorees. »

- HollywoodNews.com

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Film Review: ‘Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold’

19 October 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold” is a documentary that’s incisive and haunting, like Didion’s best writing. It includes interviews with Joan Didion culled from over the decades, but it’s centered on one conducted by the film’s director, Griffin Dunne (who’s her nephew), in which Didion, in her early 80s, appears before us as a kind of wizened elfin patrician soothsayer. The skin on her hands is like parchment, with purplish veins bursting through, and her face — still beautiful, now timeless — is so creased with experience that even in repose, she looks as if she’s laughing and crying at the same time. Yet with just a few words, Didion’s diamond clarity of mind can cut the air.

The writers who became the celebrated literary sensations of the 1960s look, if anything, even more glamorous today than they did then; one now gazes back with a touch of awe on »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Hollywood Film Awards to Honor 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Disaster Artist'

19 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Blade Runner 2049 and The Disaster Artist are set to receive the producing and screenwriting awards, respectively, at the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 5, Dick Clark Productions announced Thursday.

Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will receive the Hollywood Producer Award for their work on Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Additionally, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will receive the Hollywood Screenwriter Award for their work on The Disaster Artist, based on the real-life story of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and starring James Franco.

James Corden is set to »

- THR Staff

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"Solo: A Star Wars Story"

18 October 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek young 'Han Solo' (Alden Ehrenreich) from "Solo: A Star Wars Story", the new feature focusing on the early years of the 'roguish space smuggler', co-starring Emilia Clarke ("Game Of Thrones"), opening May 25, 2018:

The events of the new film are set between "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith" (2005)...

...and "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope" (1977).

"...'Han Solo' was a cadet in the 'Empire' stationed in a forced labor camp where 'Wookiees' were made to do slave labor for the Empire. 

"It wasn't long before Han developed disgust for the Empire's treatment of the Wookiee people...

"...and his friendship with the Wookiee slave 'Chewbacca' led to Han helping in a prison break. 

"Han and Chewbacca became partners, and the two took smuggling jobs from various people, reputable and otherwise..."

"This was the hardest casting challenge of all time," said the producers about hiring Ehrenreich »

- Michael Stevens

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Blake Lively Says Husband Ryan Reynolds Gets to Play 'A**holes' in Movies While She Has to Be 'Likable'

18 October 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Blake Lively knows her gender can sometimes limit the roles she can play.

The All I See Is You star sat down for Vanity Fair's "The Limelight" podcast, where she illustrated the inherent sexism in Hollywood casting by pointing out the parts her husband can do vs. the "likability" she and other women have to maintain.

“I mean, my husband plays a**holes [but], you go, ‘He’s so charming.’ Because he is likable . . . or you look at Harrison Ford as Han Solo and he’s like, ‘Get over here, sweetheart,’ and you just sort of [think], ‘Whoo, it’s so exciting and romantic and titillating.’ It’s because he’s charming and he’s loving and he’s not some sexist a**hole," the 30-year-old actress reasoned. "But, you don’t see that and think, ‘Oh, that guy’s not likable.’"

"But you would read on a page and you just know, 'Oh, it’s a man »

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Is Deckard a Replicant or Not?

18 October 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Does Blade Runner: 2049 answer the question about Rick Deckard’s identity once and for all, or is the answer now even more murky than before?  

Warning - This article features in depth spoilers for both the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049. If you have not seen both films, proceed at your own risk!

It’s one of the most discussed questions in science fiction cinema of all time. Rick Deckard, the central character of 1982’s Blade Runner, is employed to hunt down human-like androids called replicants. But could he actually be a replicant himself? The original film doesn’t give a clear answer, which has left the door open for discussion on the topic. Two director’s cuts released over the next two decades added in additional important materials to be taken into consideration, but the mystery remained.

Blade Runner: 2049 was the long awaited sequel released »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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WB Looking To Push ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘Dunkirk’ For Oscar

18 October 2017 1:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Warner Brothers have updated its web page for your consideration’ web page with titles that it is looking to push for the Oscars. The likes of Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The Lego Batman Movie and Wonder Woman are all featured on the site, set up to attract voters to pledge them for the multiple awards ceremonies that kick off later this year. More info on the Warner Brothers Oscar campaign below.

Warner Brothers Oscar Campaign Adds Blade Runner 2049

The studio will offer registered Academy members and members of other creative associations to attend screenings through the website, most of which kick off next month (November).

Blade Runner 2049 is the latest addition to the site, Warner Bros. being the studio that distributed the film Stateside (it was handled by Sony Pictures in the UK). The Ryan Gosling-led movie, which teamed him with the original film’s star Harrison Ford, »

- Paul Heath

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Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!

17 October 2017 2:45 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!Solo: A Star Wars Story and Murder on the Orient Express top today's news!Amanda Wood10/17/2017 4:45:00 Pm

Today’s movie news features some exciting Star Wars info and a behind-the-scenes look at one of the year’s most star-studded films, Murder on the Orient Express.

First off, we Finally got to hear something about the project which until now was known as Untitled Han Solo Project. Well, we don’t have to resort to mysteriously calling it that anymore, because director Ron Howard took to Twitter today to confirm that the official title is Solo: A Star Wars Story. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young version of the space cowboy Harrison Ford made so famous, with Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, and Woody Harrelson also starring. It hits theatres May 25th.

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped »

- Amanda Wood

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‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Title Announced

17 October 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff has finally been titled: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Director Ron Howard announced the news in a video on Twitter on Tuesday morning. Howard also revealed that they just wrapped production on the movie.

“Hey #Twitterville, we just wrapped production so here’s a special message #StarWars,” he wrote.

Hey #Twitterville we just wrapped production so here's a special message #StarWars pic.twitter.com/8QJqN5BGxr

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 17, 2017

The film follows the young Han Solo — a 20-something version of Harrison Ford’s character — and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their encounters with Lando Calrissian.

Howard took over as director in August after the movie’s original helmers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were fired, after clashing with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and co-writer/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan.

“It was a culture clash from day one,” a source told Variety at the time. “She didn’t »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Ron Howard Reveals Title for ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff (Video)

17 October 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ron Howard has revealed the title of the “Star Wars” Han solo spinoff: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” In a video posted on Twitter Tuesday, the director said the film had wrapped production and that he had a special message for “Star Wars” fans. Howard stepped in to direct Disney’s untitled Han Solo movie in August, just two days after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the “Star Wars” spinoff. The directors had been at the wheel of the film, starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role that Harrison Ford made famous, for nearly two years. Also »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Ridley Scott Explains Why Deckard Is A Replicant, Says ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Still Financially Viable

17 October 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whether or not Deckard is a replicant lies at the heart of “Blade Runner” and its evolving themes of artificial intelligence and free will. However, it’s also been one of the most debated elements around the original film for decades. “Blade Runner 2049” doesn’t quite come out and answer the question, but according to Ridley Scott, the entire story doesn’t work if Deckard is human.

On the Empire podcast, the director of the original and executive producer of the sequel explains how before shooting on ‘2049,’ he met with Harrison Ford to clear one thing up.

Continue reading Ridley Scott Explains Why Deckard Is A Replicant, Says ‘Alien’ Franchise Is Still Financially Viable at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049?

16 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Sean Young is an American actress who has appeared in a number of well-known movies such as Dune, Wall Street, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. However, her single most famous role was the replicant named Rachael in Blade Runner, who managed to shake some of the titular character’s most fundamental beliefs. With that said, Young’s minimal involvement in Blade Runner 2049 has been noted, which stands out all the more because Harrison Ford returned to reprise his role as the ex-blade runner Rick Deckard. What Was Sean Young’s Role in Blade Runner 2049? Since Blade Runner 2049 has not been

Why Was Sean Young’s Role So Minimal in Blade Runner 2049? »

- Nat Berman

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