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A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Bridge of Spies is set to open on October 16th in the States and November 6th in the UK, »
- Gary Collinson
Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage, »
- Andre Soares
Several weeks ago I proposed a theory suggesting that a performer's placement in the alphabet affected their chances of being nominated at the Emmys. The more options there are in a category, the sooner the slate will fill up with names from the start of the ballot. Depending on the number of contenders, those with names starting between A and F have a strong advantage while those in the second half of the alphabet are at a disadvantage. While this does not dictate every nominee, it explains who might be ahead in a tight race. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders With half of all the nominees this year showing up in the first third of the ballot, there were a lot of shocks, including: A Alan Alda ("The Blacklist") Pamela Adlon ("Louie") Khandi Alexander ("Scandal") Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish") B Elizabeth Banks ("Modern Family") Rachel Brosnahan (...' »
For once, a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book appears to be populated by relatively realistic approximations of human beings dealing with relationship conflict in realistic ways. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of Nicholas Sparks
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I think this might be the first movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel that I haven’t hated. Oh, sure, it’s set in an American South — specifically, North Carolina — where there are, impossibly, no black people (see also: Safe Haven), and where it only ever rains as an expression of manly sadness that cannot be articulated in any other way. It uses a motif similar to The Notebook’s, in which romantic handwritten documents of a relationship — in this case, love letters — allow for flashbacks to the 1940s, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-aftra’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
- Michelle McCue
Posey will join a cast that already includes Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis. As is typical for an Allen joint, casting has been under way for months, even with Irrational Man only opening in theaters this month.
The prolific director has been putting out a movie a year for some time now, and this next one doesn’t seem to be shaping up any differently. Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson are all again involved as producers.
Allen has a history of teaming with the same actors for multiple projects after taking a shine to them. Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »
- Richard Rushfield
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.
Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees are below:
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie
- Variety Staff
Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.
Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »
This year's Emmy Award nominations have been announced and "Game of Thrones" topped the list with a whopping 24 nominations, followed by "American Horror Story: Freak Show" with 19 noms and "Olive Kitteridge" with 13.
HBO was by far the network to be with 124 nominations in total across the prime time and technical categories. They were followed by ABC (42), CBS & NBC (41), FX (38), Fox (35), Netflix (34), PBS (29), Comedy Central (25) and AMC (24).
With a new online voting system, the list of nominees are a bit fresher than usual with a lot of first-time nominees in acting categories, and some notable absentees like network comedy stalwarts "The Big Bang Theory" and Melissa McCarthy in favour of fresher faces such as "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". There was some excellent and overdue casting nominations such as Tatiana Maslany for "Orphan Black" and Taraji P. Henson for "Empire," along with the new 'Limited Series' element and more suitable classifications for some »
- Garth Franklin
And they're off! Nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were just announced on Thursday, July 16. "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley revealed the major nominees, but there are actually a lot more (like for costume design, sound editing, cinematography, etc.) and you can head to the Nominees and Winners page of Emmys.com to check out the very long roundup of nominees.
Here are the announced Emmy nominations:
"Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actor In A Drama
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actress In A Drama
- Gina Carbone
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg, tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
About The Film:
Bridge Of Spies: Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a Kgb agent »
- Mike Tyrkus
I interviewed model/actress Lauren Hutton in late 2007 at her home in Venice, CA. Hutton greeted me wearing a gingham workshirt, battered jeans and no make-up, hair pulled back. She was and is one of the most beautiful humans I've ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on. A sharp mind and tough core resided within, which I quickly found out as our conversation flowed and the hours passed. As she bid me good-night, she handed me a manila envelope. I opened it when I arrived home. Inside, the recent issue of Big Magazine that was done as a tribute to her remarkable career. That magazine, and her inscription, remains one of my most treasured mementos.
No Nip/Tuck Required
Lauren Hutton was the face of American fashion in the 1960s and ‘70s. Having appeared on every major magazine cover multiple times (a record 27 times »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Tom Hanks makes his bid for a third Oscar with the true-story adaptation Bridge of Spies, in theaters this fall. Four months after the domestic Bridge of Spies trailer was released, 20th Century Fox has debuted an international trailer with new footage that shows how one American lawyer was unwittingly thrust into the Cold War. This dramatic thriller marks Tom Hanks' third collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, following Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan's »
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are at it again! The frequent collaborators (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers) have a Cold War drama on the horizon, called Bridge of Spies, and the trailer has just been released. Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an ordinary insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, NY, who is handpicked by the government to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Amy Ryan plays his wife, alongside costars Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, and Billy Magnussen. Lest you write this off as just another historical drama, you should know that not only is the story inspired by true events, but the script was also cowritten by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Interested? The movie is out on Oct. 16, and you can watch the trailer below. Check out the first trailer, as well: »
I'm getting a little The Spy that Came in from the Cold vibe with some of the imagery in this latest Bridge of Spies trailer. Whether that's just a result of the word "spy" being in both titles I'm not sure. That said, I can't say I'm particularly moved by what I see, but I think that's largely due to the fact it feels like Spielberg is a victim of his own style. Lincoln was elevated by the writing and the performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, but man, most of Spielberg's films after 2002's Catch Me If You Can are pretty much down-the-middle as far as I'm concerned. The risk taking is limited and while I respect the somber and dialed back nature of Munich (even though I don't really like the film that much), there's a measure of "sameness" that's grown tiresome, as if he's still looking for something to truly inspire him once again. »
- Brad Brevet
"Every one deserves a defense, every person matters." Damn this looks so good. 20th Century Fox UK has debuted the full UK trailer for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as a lawyer stuck right in the middle of the Cold War. This trailer begins the way the first Us trailer ends, then rebuilds that momentum and it's fantastic. This looks really, really good - almost better than everything else coming up this fall, but then I remind myself oh ya, it is a Spielberg movie. Makes sense. The cast includes Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell & Alan Alda. I love the way this trailer is edited, showing the beginning at the end yet giving us so much more in the middle. Only three more months until the new Spielberg hits. Here's the new official UK trailer for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, directly from Fox's YouTube: Bridge of Spies, »
- Alex Billington
It’s always an event when a new Steven Spielberg film is coming up, and with this fall’s Bridge of Spies, the filmmaker makes his first foray into the spy thriller genre. Based on a true story, Tom Hanks plays James Donovan, a lawyer who worked on behalf of the CIA to secretly negotiate the release of a U.S. pilot shot down over Soviet airspace in 1960. This trailer offers a more full-bodied look at the movie, as we see Spielberg and Hanks deftly handling Donovan’s story both at home before the mission, and abroad when tensions run high. I’m incredibly excited for this movie. My only complaint is that visually it looks like a slightly more colorized Clint Eastwood film, but it’s hard to judge the palate based solely on these trailers. Everyone knows that Spielberg is one of the best filmmakers in history, but »
- Adam Chitwood
Read More: 2015 Oscar Predictions Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are diving into the Cold War for their newest collaboration, "Bridge of Spies." The film, which is set for release this fall, is a dramatic wartime thriller based on true events. It tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone"), Alan Alda ("The Aviator") and Mark Rylance ("Wolf Hall") head up the impressive supporting cast. Expectations on this one are about as high as you'd expect. Along with an awards-friendly October release date, "Bridge of Spies" has the Coen Brothers tapped as co-screenwriters and Thomas Newman as composer. This is also Spielberg's first directorial job since "Lincoln," a massive critical and commercial »
- David Canfield
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