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'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner Directing 'Orange Is the New Black' Episode

26 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Dec. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. As his first post-Mad Men project, Matthew Weiner is directing a season-four episode of longtime friend Jenji Kohan's Orange Is the New Black. Marking the first time Weiner has helmed a project he didn't write (he directed nine Mad Men episodes and the 2014 feature Are You Here), the Emmy-winning showrunner joins Jodie Foster, Nicole Holofcener and Allison Anders as directors on the Netflix series. The episode is currently filming and an

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- Chris Gardner

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The Harvey Keitel Effect

26 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

In Youth, the latest drama from Italian director Paolo Sorrentino which earned a Palme d’Or nomination at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Harvey Keitel plays an aging director on vacation in the Swiss Alps with his composer best friend, played by Michael Caine.

Some early Oscar buzz has surrounded the film, particularly for Jane Fonda’s brief, yet powerful, performance, and Keitel once more finds himself in an Oscar film.

The 76-year-old star, who has been appearing in films for nearly 50 years, may not control the same transcendent star quality of such contemporaries as Robert De Niro or Al Pacino, but a look at the actor’s resume reveals that he has been a part of an Oscar-nominated film in nearly every decade since he first appeared on film.

In 1974, Keitel appeared in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the romantic drama about »

- Patrick Shanley

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40 years ago today: Oscars-bound ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ premiered

19 November 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

40 years ago today, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” made its big screen debut. Based on a 1962 novel of the same name, the mental hospital-set movie marked Jack Nicholson’s first Oscar win, and it also became the first film in four decades to win all five of the major Academy Award categories: Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Actress (Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratched), Best Director (Miloš Forman), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. The next film to win the Big Five (and the last one to date) was “The Silence of the Lambs” (including an Oscar win for Jodie Foster — whose birthday is today!). 40 years later, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” remains hailed as one of the best cinematic achievements. On AFI’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list, it’s placed at No. 33. You can purchase One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest on iTunes here. »

- Emily Rome

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Denzel Washington to Be Honored at 2016 Golden Globes

17 November 2015 9:35 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

It seems “King Kong ain’t got sh*t” on Denzel Washington, who’s being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, set to air Jan. 10, 2016.  The two-time Oscar winning actor, best known for his leading turns in “Training Day” and “American Gangster,” will accept the award presented yearly to someone who has had an “incredible impact on the world of entertainment,” according to a statement. Past recipients include Jodie Foster, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, and others. “Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front [of] and behind the camera,” said Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in a statement. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.” This year’s Golden Globes will be hosted by writer-actor-comedian Ricky Gervais, »

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Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. Demille Award at 73rd Golden Globe Awards

17 November 2015 6:54 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Ricky Gervais to Host 2016 Golden Globe Awards The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Oscar winner Denzel Washington will receive the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2016. The honor is awarded to an individual who has made an impact on the world of entertainment. Past winners include George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster and Morgan Freeman, among others. "Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera," said Lorenzo Soria, President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. "It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award." The actor has been nominated for seven Golden Globes throughout his career, winning twice. He can next be seen in Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven," which hits theaters September 2016. Read More: For Your Consideration:. »

- Zack Sharf

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Denzel Washington to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

17 November 2015 6:52 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" to actor Denzel Washington at the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 10. Washington, a seven-time Globe nominee—winning twice, for "Glory" (1989) and "The Hurricane" (1999)—has appeared in more than 50 films and TV series since his 1977 debut, receiving two Academy Awards (for "Glory" and 1999's "Training Day"), a Tony Award, and two Emmy Award nominations. Watch: "Governors Awards: Amid Oscar Hoopla, Pleas for Diversity" Washington, who this weekend helped honor his "Malcolm X" (1992) director Spike Lee at the Academy's Governors Awards, joins recent DeMille recipients George Clooney, Woody Allen, and Jodie Foster, whose rambling, heartfelt, surprising 2013 acceptance speech (video below) counts among the most compelling awards-show interludes in memory. The »

- Matt Brennan

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Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

16 November 2015 4:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Denzel Washington has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Cecil B. DeMille Award, to be presented at 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The award was announced by Lorenzo Soria, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, on Monday.

“Washington’s long and storied career is earmarked by his countless roles in front and behind the camera,” he said. “It is the HFPA’s privilege to honor his contributions to the entertainment industry with the Cecil B. DeMille Award.”

Washington has been nominated for seven Golden Globes and won for “Glory” and “The Hurricane.” He won Academy Awards for “Glory” and “Training Day,” and has received two Emmy nominations, one Tony Award, one BAFTA Award, one NAACP Image Award and a Grammy Award for his narration of the legend of “John Henry.”

Washington most recently appeared in “The Equalizer,” directed by Antoine Fuqua. »

- Dave McNary

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Just Announced – Denzel Washington to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award from HFPA

16 November 2015 4:04 PM, PST | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Denzel Washington will be honored by the HFPA on January 10, 2016 with the Cecil B. DeMille award. He will follow George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, etc. Press release »

- Sasha Stone

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Us Briefs: Denzel Washington to receive HFPA’s Cecil B DeMille Award

16 November 2015 12:03 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Universal retitles The Huntsman; The Danish Girl, Youth in Capri honours; Momentum Pictures, Orion Releasing team on Diablo; and In 90 Degrees Heat wins 2015 Doc La top directing award.

Denzel Washington will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2016 Cecil B DeMille Award at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10, 2016. The award is given annually to “a talented individual who has made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.” Previous recipients include George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese, Robin Williams and Al Pacino.

Universal Pictures has retitled The Huntsman as The Huntsman Winter’s War and will release the film on April 22, 2016.Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl will receive the Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival’s 2015 Humanitarian Award and Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth has been named European Film Of The Year. The festival runs in Italy from December 26-January 2.Momentum Pictures and Orion Releasing have acquired worldwide rights to the »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Julia Roberts: George Clooney Is a "Better" Prankster Since Getting Married

12 November 2015 6:50 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Julia Roberts insists marriage hasn't really changed George Clooney. The Ocean's Eleven co-stars recently wrapped Money Monster, a dramatic thriller directed by Jodie Foster. Roberts didn't hesitate one bit when I asked her last night at the premiere of Secret in Their Eyes if Clooney has "mellowed" since he and Amal Clooney tied the knot. "No!' she said. "When you get married, you don't change. You just become the evolved fabulous person of who you are. That's what your person does—you just create the extreme wonderful insides." Then Roberts flashed her signature smile. "That's really sappy." Clooney is legendary in Hollywood »

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'Love the Coopers': Film Review

11 November 2015 7:52 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Now that awards season is upon us, allow me to suggest a new category: Most Extravagantly Wasted Cast. And the winner is…Love the Coopers, which squanders the likes of Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, Olivia Wilde, June Squibb, Amanda Seyfried and Anthony Mackie in a Christmas comedy of numbing tedium and tackiness. Some entries in the largely undistinguished dysfunctional-family-holiday-film subgenre — The Family Stone (also with Keaton) and Jodie Foster’s Home for the Holidays, to name two — are watchable despite their forced zaniness and predictable emotional beats; the spectacle of attractive stars packed

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- Jon Frosch

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Jessica Chastain Named Honorary Chair of 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards

10 November 2015 11:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Martian” actress Jessica Chastain has been named Honorary Chair for this year’s Spirit Awards, Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced Tuesday. Chastain has previously received Spirit Award nominations for her work in “Take Shelter” (2012) and “A Most Violent Year” (2015). Past Chairs include Kerry Washington, Tom Cruise, Benicio del Toro, Angela Bassett, Jeremy Renner, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, Robert Duvall, Jodie Foster, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Julianne Moore and Martin Scorsese. Welsh also announced that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega and “I Saw the Light” actress Elizabeth Olsen will present the 2016 nominees in a press conference on Nov. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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James Reviews Robin Bougie’s Graphic Thrills Volume Two [Book Review]

10 November 2015 6:00 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Warning: There might be some words and posters that could be deemed Nsfw. I wouldn’t want anyone getting fired for such a reason.

How does one go about writing a book review? That is a question I’ve dealt with all my life. I’ve gotten a few film related books in my time, delving deep into information about specific genres of film or about a director or an actor. Those types of books you can find a beginning, middle and an end. But Robin Bougie’s fantastic new book, a sequel to the amazing first Graphic Thrills book, which delves into film posters of pornographic films from 1970 – 1985, was going to be tricky.

The reason it was going to be tricky was that it was going to be me gushing (poor choice of word?) about the amazing posters he featured, while he gave great insight into the particular films, »

- James McCormick

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'Brooklyn' star Saoirse Ronan could relate to 'homesickness' of Irish girl in New York

6 November 2015 8:08 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Every time I was introduced to this story, whether it was in book form or through the script, it meant more and more to me," said Saoirse Ronan about her starring role in the 1950s-set romantic drama "Brooklyn." The actress was speaking at a luncheon she hosted -- along with director John Crowley and producer Finola Dwyer -- at the Lotos Club in New York City on November 3, the day before the film opened to rave reviews. -Break- Will Saoirse Ronan ('Brooklyn') make Oscar history like Jodie Foster? "She was in the very best sense an obvious piece of casting," said Crowley about the decision to cast Ronan as an Irish girl who moves to New York for a better life in the 1950s. "She was the exact right age and had obviously shown herself to be a wonderful actor from a ridiculously young age," he added, referring »

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Johnny Depp Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Maltin Modern Master Award

4 November 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Wednesday that “Black Mass” star Johnny Depp will receive its highest honor, the Maltin Modern Master Award, at a special Feb. 6 event.

The prize, given annually to “an individual who has enriched our culture through accomplishments in the motion picture industry,” is presented in tandem with a career retrospective at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. Last year it was renamed for film critic Leonard Maltin, who moderated the event for over 25 years.

Johnny Depp is a true embodiment of a modern master.” Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling said. “He has had a long and storied career that has shown his commitment to taking on compelling and dynamic roles. But in the gripping film ‘Black Mass,’ under the skillful direction of Scott Cooper, Johnny Depp delivers his defining performance to date.”

Past recipients include Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Christopher Nolan, Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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9 Best Matthew McConaughey Performances

4 November 2015 9:06 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Dazed and Confused" (1993) For many, Matthew McConaughey's first film role is still his most memorable. McConaughey plays David Wooderson in Richard Linklater's genre-defining stoner comedy "Dazed and Confused," a guy in his twenties who won't stop hanging around his old high school smoking weed and cruising for girls. Wooderson is perpetually spaced out and doesn't seem to have much in the way of future prospects, but he has his own brand of wisdom, and if nothing else, his perpetual calm is inspiring. Wooderson becomes a more important figure than he initially seems, taking the freshman Mitch (Wiley Wiggins) under his wing and showing him the ropes on the hazy pot-fueled night that follows their last day of school. Plus, McConaughey's very first words on film are still his most famous: "Aright, alright, alright." "Contact" (1997) McConaughey stars opposite Jodie Foster as a fellow scientist and love interest in this Robert Zemeckis-directed. »

- Indiewire

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25 Great Horror Movies for Halloween

31 October 2015 4:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 It’s Halloween, the time of year for watching horror films with the lights out. You may be trying to decide which films you should watch for your Halloween scare-fest. There are many good films, depending on your taste. As a Halloween gift to you, Cinelinx lists 25 of the best horror films to watch, for your Halloween enjoyment. All these films are of excellent quality and convey the requisite eeriness and suspenseful mood to keep you in the creepy Halloween mood.

First…here’s a couple of Honorable Mentions: 

Silence of the Lambs (1991) Hugely successful suspense thriller film that isn’t technically a horror movie but it’s close. This classy chiller became one of the few movies ever to capture the 'Big Five' awards at the Oscars. (Best picture; Best director for Jonathan Demme; Best actor for Anthony Hopkins; Best Actress for Jodie Foster; and best screenplay by Ted Tally. »

- (Rob Young)

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How well do Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes monologues hold up?

26 October 2015 5:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ricky Gervais is officially returning to the Beverly Hilton as host of the 2016 Golden Globes. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's victorious three-year run as Globes emcees was a thrill, but it appears we'll be returning to an era of prickly jokes, devious giggles, and blatant celebrity slams. Though Fey and Poehler were masters at blending class with hilarious insults (like that one about "Gravity" being a movie where George Clooney flees the planet to get away from a woman his own age), Gervais' snickering rancor is often effective. Let's take a look back at his three Golden Globes monologues and see how they've held up. 2010 It's an audience-pleasing round of Steve Carell jokes, small penis jokes, a lengthy mockery of actors' "importance," a hilarious snipe at Kiefer Sutherland, and a timely joke about being replaced by Jay Leno. It's all successful enough, but it's bizarre to think we once considered this edgy or polarizing. »

- Louis Virtel

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Ricky Gervais Hosting the 2016 Golden Globes: His 19 Most Controversial Jokes About Hollywood

26 October 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Clutch those pearls and put that hand over that censor button. Ricky Gervais is back to host the Golden Globes! He insisted in 2011 that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wouldn't ask him back to host the annual award show that honors both TV and film, but lo and behold! He's back for not a second or third time, but a fourth time! Hollywood better gird its loins, because as you probably remember, the Emmy-winning funny man did not hold back at all when faced with a room full of the celeb elite during previous Golden Globes. Jodie FosterJohnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Angelina Jolie…no one was safe. To prepare for more of his hosting jabs, here are the »

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Ricky Gervais to Return as Golden Globes Host

26 October 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ricky Gervais will return to host the Golden Globes for the fourth time in six years.

The HFPA made the announcement on Twitter.

Gervais’ return comes less than a week after the Academy revealed that Chris Rock, another edgy comedian, would host the Oscars in February.

“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. “Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor — and send up — the best work of the year in film and television. Fasten your seats belts.”

Gervais, who hosted the Globes for three consecutive years from 2010-2012, will take over for co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also saw a three-year stint.

The Emmy-winning star of “The Office” and Netflix’s “Derek” had previously sworn off hosting the Globes again after his controversial jokes, »

- Stuart Oldham

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