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Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’: A look back at her 18th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’: A look back at her 18th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 18 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

In 2006, Meryl Streep and director David Frankel scored box office gold – the greatest financial success of Streep’s career at that point – with “The Devil Wears Prada.” Given her affection for working alongside filmmakers on several occasions, it was a sure thing the paths of Streep and Frankel would cross again.

They reunited six years later with “Hope Springs” (2012), a genial, breezy comedy-drama that at last paired Streep with Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones. While hardly a smash hit, the picture, which found both stars in fine form, was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. No Oscar nominations, however.

That
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The Fairy Tale Lives on! A First Look at the Cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical

The Fairy Tale Lives on! A First Look at the Cast of Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman is getting a Broadway makeover!

People has an exclusive first look at Samantha Barks and Steve Kazee, who will star as prostitute Vivian and businessman Edward in the stage adaption of the classic rom-com.

On March 13, the Broadway-bound Pretty Woman: The Musical begins its five-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago before opening in New York this summer. (Preview performances begin July 20 at the Nederlander Theatre, before the Aug. 16 opening night.)

“This image of Vivian and Edward on the steps of The Metropolitan Opera was always in my head and heart as the perfect night. It
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Defying Expectations, Berlin Sees Surge in Movie Sales

Defying Expectations, Berlin Sees Surge in Movie Sales
Confounding industry pessimism, Berlin’s 2018 European Film Market proved the most vibrant in years, led by titles such as “Green Book” with Viggo Mortensen, “Kung Fury” with Michael Fassbender, “Afterburn” with Gerard Butler and Roland Emmerich’s epic “Maya Lord.”

The surprising buoyancy can be ascribed to a flurry of last-minute announcements of big new projects. Emmerich only presented “Maya Lord,” a historical drama budgeted in the $60 million-$70 million range, to buyers Thursday, the first day of the Efm. Even later came news of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s attachment to “Kung Fury,” and of the director (Jung Byung-gil) and sales agent (Capstone Group) for “Afterburn,” a $60 million futuristic action adventure.

By the weekend, there were at least a dozen big titles “which everyone, one way or another, is trying to get,” said Ivan Boeing of Brazil’s Imagem, talking about mainstream distributors.

Buzzy deals include the announcement Monday of distribution in most major territories for Lionsgate Intl.’s
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Mental illness on screen: the good, the bad & the ugly

Lucy Nichol Feb 19, 2018

Lucy looks at a handful of the movies she's grown up with, and examines how they treat mental illness...

Associating mental illness with horror, violence and downright strange goings on was as rife as e-numbers and spiral perms back in the 80s. That's as far as my memory takes me anyway. But in fact, this unfair association goes back further still, many years before I was brought into this world via forceps in 1978 (I was always a stubborn child).

Going back even further, before we had the movies, Bethlem was, and still is, a hospital in London for people suffering from mental illness. Whilst it might be a respected hospital today, it has a chequered past...

It is reported that, in the 1590s, the governors allowed the general public to come and gawp at Bethlem's patients as a source of entertainment - paid for much like we
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'Coco' and 'Justice League' Come Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

  • Movies.com
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 Roman J. Israel, Esq. (action-thriller; Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Lynda Gravatt, Amanda Warren, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Tony Plana, DeRon Horton, Amari Cheatom; rated PG-13) Wonder (family drama; Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic; rated PG) The Hudson Tribes (drama-thriller; Owen Campbell, Vanessa Rubio, Godfrey, Sherman Howard; not rated) Golden Exits (action-drama; Emily Browning...
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Top Ten Best Romances and Rom-Coms to watch this Valentine’s Day

Sade Green with the top ten best romances and rom-coms to watch this Valentine’s Day…

Feeling all loved up this Valentine’s Day? Looking for the perfect romance to finish your day with a loved one? Well look no further because the writers at Flickering Myth have been voting on our absolute favourite romance and romantic-comedy films to help you plan your Valentine’s evening.

10. Titanic (1997)

Director: James Cameron

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Genre: Romantic Epic

What’s it about? A little known movie about the ill-fated first, and only, voyage of the giant ship Titanic, encapsulating the romance between a third class passenger and a first class passenger during it’s journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Why watch? The romance between Titanic’s Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) is a tragic yet wonderful love story. The two passengers
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Why Was Eric Roberts Spotted in a Wheelchair at Los Angeles Airport?

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Why Was Eric Roberts Spotted in a Wheelchair at Los Angeles Airport?
Eric Roberts is busy as ever but feeling the strain.

The 62-year-old actor was spotted riding in a wheelchair on Saturday out of Los Angeles, leading to rumors that his health was deteriorating. But a representative for the actor tells People Roberts is doing fine and is only dealing with an injured hip.

“Eric is scheduled for a hip replacement Cedars,” said the rep. “It’s just from years of working out at the gym and taking too long to outgrow attempts to do his own stunts in movies and shows.”

The actor tweeted about his injury before traveling when
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China box office: 'Secret Superstar' top again, surpasses 'Your Name'

It was a flat week at the box office, with New Year blockbusters waiting in the wings.

It was a flat week (Feb 5-11) right before Chinese New Year as generally expected. Most of the charts looked quite similar to the week before, with only two small releases added. Chinese New Year blockbusters will make up for the loss next week.

Without any strong contenders, Bollywood musical Secret Superstar scored a hat trick, topping the box office for three straight weeks.

Aamir Khan’s latest hit about a young girl who aspires to become a famous singer added $18.7 for $114.7m after 24 days. It has now surpassed Japanese animation Your Name to become the second highest grossing non-Hollywood foreign film ever, only after Dangal.

Local romance drama Till The End Of The World, with Yang Zishan and Mark Chao, climbed one spot to second place with $16.4m for $30m after 11 days, pushing Maze Runner: The Death Cure to the
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Universal’s 'Fifty Shades Freed' storms to $96.5m international box office (update)

February 12 Update: Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $96.5m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

February 12 Update: Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $96.5m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

Universal Pictures International

Updated: Erotic drama finale Fifty Shades Freed starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan arrived emphatically with a $96.5m debut that demolished the competition and combined with the $38.8m North American number one debut for $135.3m worldwide.

The film was estimated to have debuted top in 54 of its 57 markets, led by Germany on $10.4m, and the UK on $8.2m, powered by the third highest opening day of all time for an 18-certified release behind the two franchise predecessors.

France delivered $8.9m, Italy $7.3m for the fourth biggest opening weekend in history, Russia $6.9m, and Brazil $6.3m.

Spain generated $5.1m (five times bigger than Fifty Shades Darker in 2017), Australia
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Universal’s 'Fifty Shades Freed' storms to $98.1m international box office

Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $98.1m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $98.1m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

Universal Pictures International

Erotic drama finale Fifty Shades Freed starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan arrived emphatically with a $98.1m debut that demolished the competition and combined with the $38.8m North American number one debut for $136.9m worldwide.

The film was estimated to have debuted top in 54 of its 57 markets, led by Germany on $10.7m, and the UK on $8.8m, powered by the third highest opening day of all time for an R-rated release behind the two franchise predecessors.

France delivered $8.7m, Italy $7.2m for the same accolade as the UK, Russia $6.9m, and Brazil $6.6m,

Spain generated $5.2m (almost four times bigger than Fifty Shades Darker in 2017), Australia $4.8m, Poland $2.9m, and Mexico
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Universal’s 'Fifty Shades Freed' storms to $98.1m internationally

Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $98.1m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

Universal’s erotic franchise finale opened in grand style at the weekend, grossing $98.1m. Pixar’s Coco crossed $500m internationally through Disney.

Universal Pictures International

Erotic drama finale Fifty Shades Freed starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan arrived emphatically with a $98.1m debut that demolished the competition and combined with the $38.8m North American number one debut for $136.9m worldwide.

The film was estimated to have debuted top in 54 of its 57 markets, led by Germany on $10.7m, and the UK on $8.8m, powered by the third highest opening day of all time for an R-rated release behind the two franchise predecessors.

France delivered $8.7m, Italy $7.2m for the same accolade as the UK, Russia $6.9m, and Brazil $6.6m,

Spain generated $5.2m (almost four times bigger than Fifty Shades Darker in 2017), Australia $4.8m, Poland $2.9m, and Mexico
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‘Wonder’ Blu-Ray Review: Heartwarming Tale Of A Marvelous, Disfigured Child

Wonder is the type of drama movie that will alternate between breaking your heart and melting it with joy during a two-hour span. ‘Wonder’ Blu-Ray Review Meet August “Auggie” Pullman: (Jacob Tremblay from Room) a fifth-grade boy beset by a rare facial deformity referred to as “mandibulofacial dysostosis.” Auggie has been home-schooled by his mother Izzy (Julia Roberts) for […]

Source: uInterview

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Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon Star in "King of Wishful Thinking" Music Video

Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd have once again transformed themselves into pop stars, this time filming a shot-for-shot remake of the classic 1990 video for British pop duo Go West's "King of Wishful Thinking" from the Pretty Woman soundtrack.

In it, the two take turns singing and dancing for the camera with wigs, glasses and leather jackets. The bit also starts with a woman dressed up like Julia Roberts' iconic character Vivian, who opens the door of a limo (not unlike the one seen in the 1990 film) for Rudd and Fallon. The woman reappears throughout the video.

The skit...
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Meghan Trainor Shoots Wild Slow Motion Music Video Live On ‘Late Late Show’

  • ET Canada
“The Late Late Show with James Corden” has always had a knack for creativity. Related: Julia Roberts Re-Enacts All Her Movies In Under 10 Minutes Need an example? Look no further than their new “Speed It Up, Slow It Down” segment with singer Meghan Trainor. Corden and Reggie Watts played background performers for Trainor, who lip-synced
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Meryl Streep in ‘Postcards from the Edge’: A look back at her ninth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘Postcards from the Edge’: A look back at her ninth Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 9 of the 21-part Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

By 1989, Meryl Streep had graced the silver screen in 15 motion pictures. Thirteen of these were dramas, with the exceptions being “Manhattan” (1979), in which Streep had a small supporting role, and “Heartburn” (1986), a critical and financial failure. So, it was about time that Streep at last scored a leading role in a successful comedy.

She-Devil” (1989) found Streep in the broadest, loosest form of her career. Portraying flamboyant romantic novelist Mary Fisher, opposite Roseanne Barr, Streep herself garnered positive notices but the picture flopped even harder than “Heartburn,” spending one week in the box office top 10.

Her follow-up to “She-Devil” had shades of “Heartburn” on paper.
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The Top Five Julia Roberts Crying Scenes in Movies

No one really likes to see when another person cries but some actors do it so well that it’s hard to distinguish when they mean to do and when it’s just an act. Anyone who knows Julia Roberts well enough should be able to tell, as with the picture above this seems rather genuine. But the woman is one of the best when it comes to the slow, moderated crying spell that creeps up and eventually overcomes the scene. Her eyes water, her lips tremble, and eventually one or two spill over, and then that’s it. She becomes a hitching,

The Top Five Julia Roberts Crying Scenes in Movies
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Rupert Everett Signs With CAA

Rupert Everett Signs With CAA
Actor, writer, and director Rupert Everett has signed with CAA for representation.

Most recently, Everett made his directorial debut with “The Happy Prince,” which he also wrote and starred in. The biographical drama premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Everett is best known for his acting over the years in films like “The Next Best Thing,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “An Ideal Husband.” His work on the 1997 romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” starring Julia Roberts, landed him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for supporting actor.

On the TV end, his credits include BBC’s “Parades End,” NBC’s “Princess Daisy,” and Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” He appears as Dr. Hendrick in “Quack,” a BBC sitcom about four Victorian era doctors. He is currently filming the television remake of “The Name Of The Rose.”

Everett has also worked extensively in theater, appearing on Broadway and in London’s West End, and winning
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China box office: 'Secret Superstar' tops slow week

China box office: 'Secret Superstar' tops slow week
Aamir Khan’s coming-of-age musical retains no.1 spot ahead of Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Source: Amir Khan Productions

Secret Superstar

In the lull before Chinese New Year which starts on Feb 16 this year, the week of Jan 29-Feb 4 became the quietest since last November. The new releases failed to make much of an impression, leaving holdovers Secret Superstar and Maze Runner: The Death Cure in lead positions.

Aamir Khan’s coming-of-age musical retained the No.1 spot for two straight weeks, adding $26m for a 17-day total of $95.9m, which was almost half of Dangal’s final gross. It’s now the top grossing foreign film in 2018, ahead of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Fox’s young adult adventure Maze Runner: The Death Cure ranked second with $16.2m for $40.5m after 10 days. This third installment has surpassed its previous two predecessors, breaking a new record
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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' rules international box office with $35.5m (update)

Sony’s Jumanji crosses $850m worldwide; Coco hits $700m worldwide.

Source: 20th Century Fox

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

February 5 Update: Maze Runner: The Death Cure brought in a $35.5m to reach $143.2m, while Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle crossed $850m worldwide, and Coco became Pixar’s seventh title to cross $700m worldwide.

Fox International

Updated: Maze Runner: The Death Cure opened in Mexico on $3.1m, Germany on $2.5m, and Italy on $1.4m, while China generated $4.9m for $37.2m after two weekends.

A further $1.8m in the UK boosted the tally for The Death Cure to $5.8m after two, while in other second sessions, $1.9m in Russia propelled the film to $7.5m, and $1.4m in Indonesia resulted in $4.9m.

The Greatest Showman added $16.2m for $153.1m. It debuted in China through Bona on $7.4m, and grossed $2.9m in the UK for $31.3m after six sessions. A number one Philippines debut delivered $848,000.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' rules international box office with $35.2m (update)

Sony’s Jumanji crosses $850m worldwide; Coco hits $700m worldwide.

Source: 20th Century Fox

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

February 5 Update: Maze Runner: The Death Cure brought in a $35.2m to reach $142.9m, while Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle crossed $850m worldwide, and Coco became Pixar’s seventh title to cross $700m worldwide.

Fox International

Maze Runner: The Death Cure opened in Mexico on $3.1m, Germany on $2.5m, and Italy on $1.4m, while China generated $4.8m for $37m after two weekends.

A further $1.9m in the UK boosted the tally for The Death Cure to $5.9m after two, while in other second sessions, $1.8m in Russia propelled the film to $7.4m, and $1.4m in Indonesia resulted in $4.9m.

The Greatest Showman added $16.2m for $153m. It debuted in China through Bona on $7.4m, and grossed $2.9m in the UK for $31.3m after six sessions. A number one Philippines debut delivered $817,871.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri grossed
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