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Alicia Vikander’s ‘Tulip Fever’ Moved Back to Quiet Labor Day Weekend

16 August 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has set a nationwide release date of Sept. 1 for its period drama “Tulip Fever,” starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench.

TWC shifted the release Wednesday back a week from Aug. 25 to the Labor Day weekend, when it will be the only film opening in wide release. The original release date was scheduled for July 15, 2016.

Two other films are scheduled for limited releases on Sept. 1 — Patelion’s Spanish-language comedy “Hazlo Como Hombre” and Freestyle Releasing’s family drama “A Boy Called Po.”

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Alicia Vikander Movie ‘Tulip Fever’ Pushed Back to February 2017

Tulip Fever” is directed by Justin Chadwick from a script by Tom Stoppard, based on Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name. Producers are Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein.

Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander, and Cara Delevingne also star in the drama.

The story is set in 17th century Amsterdam, with »

- Dave McNary

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Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

14 August 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

There just may have been a real King Arthur in the sixth century of what is today England. Or, he may have been a legend the fractured country needed to help give it a cultural identity. Either way, that legendary figure of story and song would be horrified to see what Guy Ritchie has done in his name.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was a troubled production, heavily promoted, and lengthily delayed until it opened to withering reviews and poor box office. Now available on home video from Warner Home Entertainment, it is a troubling view of Arthur.

Real or not, he was reinterpreted for the needs of the country (and later portions of Europe) across the centuries with characters coming and going, victories of varying degrees, and epic romances until there was just Arthur and Guinevere. As we have come to know the legend, he was a moral character, »

- Robert Greenberger

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The Pastor Brothers Board Mediapro, Dramacorp’s TV Drama Project ‘The Head’

10 August 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Madrid  — Spanish writer-director brothers Alex and David Pastor have joined high-concept TV drama project “The Head,” a co-production by Spain’s Mediapro with Sweden’s Dramacorp, the Patrick Nebout-Beta Film joint venture.

“The Head” was presented as a project at April’s Series Mania forum in Paris.

A survival thriller, “The Head” follows ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole who realize that one among them is a killer. The Pastors will be responsible for developing the project.

Barcelona-born, the Pastors already boast a solid film and TV track-record, including Paramount Vantage’s “Carriers,” the Wild Bunch-sold apocalyptic thriller “The Last Days,” both written and directed by the duo, and Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds-starrer “Self/Less,” directed by “The Cell”’s Tarsem Singh, which they wrote.

They recently made their TV drama debut creating, and partially writing and directing, “Incorporated,” (pictured »

- Emiliano De Pablos

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Giveaway: Win ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital (3 Winners)

9 August 2017 7:17 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword starring Charlie Hunnam as the titular hero has recently made its home video debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.

We have teamed up with Warner Home Video to offer three lucky readers randomly selected in this contest a copy of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo pack.

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When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown.  Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up »

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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

8 August 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Snatched (action-comedy; Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Joan Cusack; rated R) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (action-adventure; Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou; rated PG-13) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (family comedy; Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos; rated PG) The Dinner (drama; Richard Gere, Laura Linney; rated R) Cezanne et Moi (drama; Guillaume Canet, Guillaume Gallienne; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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How ‘Sense8,’ ‘The Young Pope,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Cinematography Overturned TV Conventions

28 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Movie directors and their cinematographers continue to migrate to TV for greater visual storytelling. This season, the Wachowskis got bolder in the second installment of their Netflix sci-fi mind-bender, “Sense8,” with Oscar-winning Dp John Toll (“Legends of the Fall,” “Braveheart”), and Paolo Sorrentino and Jean-Marc Vallée improved HBO’s slate with “The Young Pope” and “Big Little Lies,” assisted by their go-to DPs, Luca Bigazzi and Yves Bélanger.

While all three cinematographers were honored with Emmy nominations, they had to make certain adjustments to the production demands of their shows. Yet they persevered through a combination of ever-increasing tech availability and insightful aesthetic choices.

Getting in Tune with “Sense8

In “Sense8,” created by J. Michael Straczynski and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, eight seemingly disparate people from around the globe become linked through telepathy and astral projection. It’s all about empathy and evolution, and Toll’s eye-popping imagery relies on »

- Bill Desowitz

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Patton Oswalt, Nick Offerman and More Audition for 'Conan's' 'Teen Dumbledore'

22 July 2017 7:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

While at Comic-Con for a week of themed shows, Conan O'Brien recruited some famous friends in an attempt to cast the role of a teen Dumbledore.

Patton Oswalt, Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Parks and Recreation alums Nick Offerman and Aubrey Plaza and more all attempted to portray a young version of the beloved character first made famous by J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

Jude Law has been tapped to play a young Dumbledore in the upcoming sequel to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rowling, who is penning the script for the film, has teased that Law's character »

- Lauren Huff

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Emmy Voters Reward Veterans Over Risk-Takers

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The challenging goal of the Emmy Awards is to reflect who we are in this moment, to single out those shows that represent the best of what’s being created across all platforms. This year’s list of Emmy nominees succeeded in some ways — highlighting risk-taking freshmen shows such as FX’s “Atlanta” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” and exceptional performances from Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Kidman, Riz Ahmed and many others.

But frustratingly, the voters also showed a stubborn reluctance to let go of the past, with nods for legacy shows long past their prime. The result is an uneven lineup, scattered with bright spots but plagued by too many noteworthy omissions.

To be fair, their job isn’t easy — sifting through the nearly 500 scripted shows produced in the past year that fed into 117 categories and a record-breaking 9,000 submissions. No one reasonably has time to watch them all. (Those of us who cover TV barely do »

- Maureen Ryan

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Pamela Anderson Ditches Her Underwear for Racy Photo Shoot in Saint-Tropez: Pic

18 July 2017 3:25 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Pamela Anderson has still got it!

The 50-year-old actress showed off a whole lot of leg during a super sexy photo shoot in Saint-Tropez, France, on Monday, for which she appeared to go naked under a bright red coat. Thigh-high boots and sheer black arm gloves completed her bold look.

Check out Anderson confidently striking a pose.

Watch: Pamela Anderson Gives Off Old Hollywood Vibes in Busty Pink Dress on Italian Getaway

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The former Baywatch beauty was certainly more demure at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where she looked almost unrecognizable in a long black gown with her hair pulled back.

News: Pamela Anderson Pens Op-Ed on 'Addictive Dangers of Pornography'

Anderson has definitely passed on her good looks to her two sons -- Dylan and Brandon -- with her ex-husband, rocker Tommy Lee. Both Brandon and Dylan have tried their hand at modeling, and in January, Brandon starred in a new Dolce & Gabbana ad also »

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Celebs Enjoy Wimbledon 2017 Championship Match, Venus Williams v. Garbine Muguruza

15 July 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Venus Williams couldn't bring home another Wimbledon title ... but she drew a star-studded crowd to watch her go down to Spain's Margine Guburuza. Celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Hilary Swank, Bradley Cooper, Jude LawPippa Middleton and many more took in the tennis action on the grass Saturday ... and looked like they were really into it. Despite a tight first set from Venus, 23-year-old Guburuza went on to win the last 9 games and take »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Game of Thrones’: Five Theories on Who Will Win and How It All Ends

14 July 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Game of Thrones” is a show that’s always kept us on our toes, year after year, and that’s truer now that we’ve moved beyond adapting George R.R. Martin’s novels and into a 13-episode endgame, stretched across two seasons.

Now that we know how much time we have left in the Seven Kingdoms (at least until the spin-offs start) the question becomes, what will happen when the show ends? While IndieWire may not have the official answers, we have each given serious thought to possible conclusions.

Each member of the TV team has their own theories, based on their own personal opinions and expertise, but the fun thing about “Game of Thrones” is that anything could happen: The crazier the prediction, the more likely it could be right. Season 8 is going to be a doozy.

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: All the Clues the Cast »

- Liz Shannon Miller, Michael Nordine, Steve Greene, Hanh Nguyen and Ben Travers

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: All the Clues the Cast Could Tease Without Revealing Major Spoilers

14 July 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Forget “Here Be Dragons.” Any “Game of Thrones” story should be equipped with the warning, “Here Be Spoilers.”

HBO’s fantasy drama requires all plot details be kept on tight lockdown due to its penchant for killing off main characters, the numerous betrayals and the occasional maiming. Perhaps its biggest challenge was to keep Jon Snow’s resurrection under wraps last year after the character had been killed. When actor Kit Harington started appearing in and around known “Game of Thrones” shooting locations with those signature bastard locks intact, most guessed that Jon Snow would be returning.

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington: Don’t Expect Jon Snow in Season 8

“I mean, at the time I didn’t think it was that bad, but looking back it was a bit of a nightmare,” Harington said about maintaining secrecy about the resurrection. “I didn’t like it. I’ve said it before today, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Indie Film Invades the Emmys: Jean Marc-Vallée, Reed Morano and More Cinematic Voices Dominate

13 July 2017 11:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They say television is the new film, and that’s certainly true when you look at how many actors, directors, writers, cinematographers and more from the film world are counted among this year’s Emmy nominees. A majority of the biggest contenders, from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to “The Night Of,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Crown,” brought some of the best film talent to the small screen over the last year, and their work resulted in major recognition from the TV Academy.

Read More: 2017 Emmy Nominations List: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ Nominated for Best Drama Series

All of these nominations for film stars and behind-the-scenes talent shouldn’t come as a surprise in the era of Peak TV, but they confirm that the small screen is offering certain opportunities that Hollywood just isn’t these days. Between stronger female roles and a directorial freedom studios don’t allow, TV is »

- Zack Sharf

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'Westworld', 'Saturday Night Live' lead Emmys nominations

13 July 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shows each earned 22 nods on Thursday morning.

Westworld and Saturday Night Live led the pack on 22 nods each in all categories as the 2017 Primetime Emmys nominations were unveiled on Thursday morning.

Stranger Things and Feud: Bette And Joan followed on 18 apiece, then comedy staple Veep on 17, and The Crown on 13.

By company, HBO led the way on 110 nominations, with Netflix next on 91, and NBC on 60.

Thursday’s nominations underscored the rise of the streaming services, as Netflix and Hulu made emphatic statements, particularly in the drama categories with The Crown, Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale. Netflix spent a lot on reaching Emmys voters, staging a month-long For Your Consideration residency in Beverly Hills earlier in the summer when it rolled out its heavy-hitters for daily publicity appearances.

The absence of Transparent in the comedy series category – despite an individual nod for last year’s winner Jeffrey Tambor – will sting executives at Amazon Studios, who overall »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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‘The Young Pope’: Emmys Snub Jude Law and Paolo Sorrentino in Major Categories

13 July 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Was it the kangaroo?

HBO’s critically acclaimed limited series “The Young Pope” failed to garner any nominations in the major categories despite delivering Jude Law’s best performance in years and a brilliant story and direction by Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino. The wholly unique tale of a handsome American who becomes the pope was lauded for its beautiful, quirky and at times hilarious examination of faith, truth and the unknowable mysteries of life.

Read MoreEmmys 2017 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Transparent,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Pamela Adlon(!)

Law’s masterful performance as Lenny Belardo, an upstart American who wants to shake up the Catholic Church once he becomes Pope Pius Xiii, was stunning in how he radiated strength and power even in stillness. Intimidating, inscrutable, morose, and at times whimsical, Law swept viewers up in Lenny’s inner journey that began with antagonism and ended in peace. The actor’s compelling acting »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Emmy Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises

13 July 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

With more than 400 television shows to choose from and only a handful of ballot slots per category, the 21,000-plus voting members of the TV Academy had no choice but to leave quite a few strong contenders off the 2017 Emmy ballots. However, with such a plethora of worthy candidates, there were also quite a few pleasant surprises along the way. Now that the official nominations have been announced, Variety breaks down the biggest snubs and surprises of this small-screen award season.

Snub: Oprah Winfrey

You may have thought the Academy could never snub Winfrey — voters just spot her name on the ballot, and even if they haven’t seen her in the role for which she’s nominated, they’ll usually still give her the nod. But this year that proved not to be true, as Winfrey was overlooked for limited series “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Surprise: “Westworld” ties with “Saturday Night Live” for the most »

- Danielle Turchiano

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Emmys 2017 Snubs and Surprises: ‘Transparent,’ ‘The Leftovers,’ and Pamela Adlon(!)

13 July 2017 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A “snub” implies a conscious dismissal; a knowing exclusion; a willful act of disdainful rebuffing. And in the era of “too much TV,” the idea of Emmy voters purposefully boxing out anyone other than Donald Trump is a bit nutty. Those who don’t make the cut aren’t “snubs” so much as they’re… leftovers.

But the 2017 nomination list sure was filled with surprises, good and bad. And while we’d like to refer to the surprising exclusions as leftovers, that’s just too darn confusing when so many of the excluded came from a show called “The Leftovers.” So we’re sticking with snubs. Just know that we know the TV Academy didn’t mean anything by it.

The Snubs

“The Americans”

After breaking into the major categories for the first time last year, FX’s critically acclaimed drama was kicked right back out of the Drama Series race. »

- Ben Travers

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Watch the 2017 Emmy Nominations: Live Stream Online

13 July 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are about to get a lot more exciting this morning. Anna Chlumsky and Shemar Moore are set to reveal this year’s nominations at 8:30am Pt/11:30am Et from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in Los Angeles. The official Emmys website will include a live stream of the nominations announcement.

Read More: Emmy Predictions 2017

This year’s nominations are expected to feature a wide array of newcomers, especially in the Drama categories now that “Game of Thrones” is sitting this year out. New series like “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” “This Is Us” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” could all earn Best Drama nominations for their debut seasons. Netflix could potentially have three nominations if “House of Cards” gets a nomination, which it has for its previous four seasons.

The comedy race is bound to feature heavyweights like “Veep” and “Transparent, »

- Zack Sharf

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Event Guards the Realm of Men From Spoilers

13 July 2017 3:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s not every day that one is asked to swear an oath, but at the Season 7 premiere event for “Game of Thrones,” Jon Snow himself swore in numerous Westerosi fans into the Night’s Watch.

“Lords, ladies, wildings, bastards, and CAA agents,” the voice of Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, addressed the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night. “We must swear our sacred oath: Night gathers, and now our watch begins. I shall take no photos, hold no phones, spread no rumors on social media. I am the shield that guards the realm of men from spoilers. I pledge my life and honor to tonight’s watch, for this night and all the nights to come… until Sunday.”

Read More‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington: Don’t Expect Jon Snow in Season 8

Naturally, Jon Snow couldn’t have the last word, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Emmys Wish List: Fingers Crossed for These 10 Deserving Contenders

12 July 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nominations for the 69th annual Emmy Awards will be revealed tomorrow morning. As ever, we can only hope the 21,000-plus voting members can find interesting ways to acknowledge the year in television, rather than leaning on old standbys out of habit or, worse, ignorance to what’s fresh. You certainly can’t blame campaigns for doing everything they can to break through the glut.

While ballots were turned in two weeks ago and nothing I can do or say will influence the vote at this point, there are nevertheless a few deserving contenders worth championing that are at best on the bubble for a nomination, at worst completely buried by other choices. Fingers crossed we hear these names called tomorrow.

Comedy Series

Fleabag

Might as well start with the longest of shots. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s six-episode series was one of the best things I saw on the small screen this year. It »

- Kristopher Tapley

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