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Telluride Film Review: ‘Room’

6 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The cramped 11-by-11-foot interior of a sealed, sound-proof garden shed isn’t the only thing keeping a boy and his mother prisoner in “Room,” a suspenseful and heartrending drama that finds perhaps the most extreme possible metaphor for how time, regret and the end of childhood can make unknowing captives of us all. It’s a testament to the story’s underlying integrity that, even when deprived of some of the elements that made Emma Donoghue’s 2010 book so gripping, director Lenny Abrahamson’s inevitably telescoped but beautifully handled adaptation retains considerable emotional impact as it morphs from a taut survival thriller into a hauntingly conflicted drama of loss, mourning and gradual reawakening. With enough critical favor (especially for Brie Larson’s superb lead performance), plus a savvy marketing campaign that emphasizes the story’s killer hook, A24 might just have the call-your-mom-sobbing-afterward movie of 2015 on its hands.

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- Justin Chang

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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

2 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!

September

The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »

- Movie Geeks

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Indiewire Emmy Ballot 2015: Our Endorsements (And a Plea For Sanity After Last Year's Debacle)

28 August 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Heading into the 2014 Primetime Emmys, most prognosticators believed in a few predominant theories: "Modern Family's" four-year winning streak as Outstanding Comedy Series would be snapped, most likely by "Orange is the New Black," which would make it the first-ever winner in the category from a streaming network. Matthew McConaughey and Billy Bob Thornton would be rewarded for their work on "True Detective" and "Fargo," respectively, since one was nominated for Actor in a Drama Series and the other for Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Louis C.K. or William H. Macy would take the stage as Outstanding Comedy Actor, and "The Normal Heart" would take home a bunch of trophies, including one for Matt Bomer.  But none of that happened. It's not that we here at Indiewire don't like upsets. Unpredictability is an exciting element of award shows (and one becoming more and more rare at the Oscars with all »

- Ben Travers

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Indiewire Emmy Ballot 2015: Our Endorsements (And a Plea For Sanity After Last Year's Debacle)

28 August 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Heading into the 2014 Primetime Emmys, most prognosticators believed in a few predominant theories: "Modern Family's" four-year winning streak as Outstanding Comedy Series would be snapped, most likely by "Orange is the New Black," which would make it the first-ever winner in the category from a streaming network. Matthew McConaughey and Billy Bob Thornton would be rewarded for their work on "True Detective" and "Fargo," respectively, since one was nominated for Actor in a Drama Series and the other for Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Louis C.K. or William H. Macy would take the stage as Outstanding Comedy Actor, and "The Normal Heart" would take home a bunch of trophies, including one for Matt Bomer.  But none of that happened. It's not that we here at Indiewire don't like upsets. Unpredictability is an exciting element of award shows (and one becoming more and more rare at the Oscars with all »

- Ben Travers

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37th Aspen Film Festival Announces Brie Larson Oscar Contender 'Room' as Opening Night Film

26 August 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Emma Donoghue on Finding the Right Director for Her Best-Selling 'Room' The 37th Aspen Film Festival, running September 25-30, will open with a screening of the much anticipated awards contender "Room," starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy and Joan Allen. Based on the bestselling novel by Emma Donoghue, the film centers on a mother and son who have been locked in a room as prisoners for multiple years. When they finally get the chance to escape, the triumphant bond between mother and son gives way to an emotional journey about growing up and moving on. The drama will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before playing in Aspen. "Aspen Film is honored to open our 37th Aspen Filmfest with such an anticipated title," said Aspen Film Executive Director John Thew. "'Room' is sure to set the stage for »

- Zack Sharf

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‘True Detective’ Star Leven Rambin Joins Drama ‘Boy in the Woods’

24 August 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

True Detective” and “Hunger Games” actress Leven Rambin is joining the cast of the indie drama “Boy in the Woods.”

Ramaa Mosley is directing from a script she co-wrote with Tim Macy.

The story revolves around an army veteran, played by Rambin, who returns home to the Ozarks and finds an abandoned young boy in the woods. As she searches for answers about the child’s identity, she discovers a mysterious world of folklore, clan rules and lies. She ultimately jeopardizes her life to protect the young boy.

The film will be produced by Mosley, Macy, Gina Resnick and Cameron Gray.

Rambin has a busy year ahead; she was last seen in “Walter” with William H. Macy and “I Am Michael” alongside James Franco and Zachary Quinto.

She is repped by Paradigm, Management 360 and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern.

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- Justin Kroll

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

20 August 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many were worried before the nominations came out that Amazon didn't have a strong enough presence to get its breakout hit "Transparent" the attention it deserves. Now that Jill Soloway's dramedy has hauled in a hefty number of nods, the concern shifts to whether or not it can win. If it's a favorite anywhere, it's here. This marks the seventh Emmys nomination for Jeffrey Tambor, and his zero-for-six record should only improve his odds at taking home the trophy this year.  Read More: How Matt LeBlanc & 'Episodes' Got Us One More Season of 'Friends' Of course, he's not alone in the category when it comes to lacking wins. Matt LeBlanc is also zero for six at the Emmys, despite repeat nominations for "Friends" and "Episodes." Don Cheadle is zero for seven, including three straight losses for "House of Lies." William H. Macy won two Emmys in 2002 for "Door to Door, »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Emmy Predictions: Jeffrey Tambor’s Leading Lady Should Win Best Comedy Actor

19 August 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

This is one category for Emmy lead actors that seems to draw a lot of repeat contenders, and that is true again this year for the likes of Don Cheadle, Louis C.K.Matt LeBlanc and William H. Macy, who all are back to try for a first win. That task just got a bit easier because shockingly missing from the list is The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, who won for the fourth time last year and used to be a perennial nominee here. Surprisingly, he didn't even make the list of… »

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Emmys 2015: Who Should Win Best Lead Actor in a Comedy? Take Our Poll!

18 August 2015 2:51 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Emmys giveth — and the Emmys snatcheth and grabbeth like a petty thief on a city sidewalk.

Exhibit A: The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series four out of the last five years, who finds himself completely shut out of a nomination in 2015.

RelatedEmmys 2015: What Should Win Best Comedy Series? Take Our Poll!

The bad news for Parsons, of course, is excellent news for awards-show audiences that like a little variety in the stauette-distribution process.

There’ll be three newcomers from freshman series attempting to crash the party in the »

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

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Showtime’s ‘Shameless’ Casts Chris Brochu for Season 6 (Exclusive)

15 August 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Showtime has cast actor Chris Brochu in the sixth season of “Shameless,” TheWrap learned on Saturday. Brochu, most recently seen in CW drama “The Vampire Diaries,” will play a 2o-year-old wrestler named Dylan, who is introduced on the long-running series after getting into a physical altercation with Jeremy Allen White’s character, Lip. “Shameless” is a comedy-drama about a dysfunctional family led by an alcoholic single dad, played by William H. Macy, and hist oldest daughter, played by Emmy Rossum. Also read: Showtime's David Nevins Shoots Down TV Content 'Bubble' Bonanza Productions, John Wells Prouctions, Warner Bros. Television and Showtime Networks produce the show. »

- Greg Gilman

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Prince | Review

13 August 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

It Takes a Muscle: De Jong’s Debut a Vibrant Entry in Familiar Genre

So perhaps there is a room for a bit of inventiveness in the continual exploration of the bildungsroman, at least evidenced by Dutch director Sam de Jong’s directorial debut Prince. Heavily stylized with flourishes of impressive editing and an energetic soundtrack fluctuating between hypnotic electro beats, crooning vintage tracks, and a synthesized menace promising more detrimental events than the film actually delivers, this exploration of life in Amsterdam’s low income housing projects recalls the influences of works by Refn and Antonio Campos, at least as far its power for brooding male leads struggling through an increasingly apathetic universe. Ultimately, de Jong proves to be less interested in the provocations his tone would otherwise indicate, surprisingly crafting a sweet natured portrait of conflicted adolescence.

17 year old Ayoub (Ayoub Elasri) lives with his lonely single Dutch »

- Nicholas Bell

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Emmys: With Bryan Cranston Gone, Veteran Actors Face Off Against Newbies

13 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Matt LeBlanc says when both he and former high school buddy Louis C.K. were vying for lead comedy actor last year as Jim Parsons’ name was announced at the Emmy ceremony, they looked at each other and mouthed, “You suck!”

Perhaps this year, both C.K. and LeBlanc’s chances have increased since the incumbent is out of play.

“Not me. That’s the name that will be called,” says LeBlanc with a good-natured laugh. “I focus on my work and I’m proud of my show and the writers getting nominated, but it gets a little surreal every year getting nominated. We only have one more season, so maybe the last time’s the charm.”

Whoever takes the lead comedy actor trophy this year will be a first-time winner in the category since four-time winner Parsons was not nominated. So it could finally be the year for C.K. »

- Susan Young

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Can the Nice Guys Finish First at This Year’s Emmys?

13 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If the best of television holds up a mirror to society, warts and all, then this year’s Emmy noms definitely embraced the darker side of human nature — at least in the lead actor categories. For every nice guy (think Richard Jenkins’ conflict-hating husband in HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge”) there were several deeply flawed antiheroes, ranging from the ruthless, Machiavellian Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s “House of Cards”) to the matricidal psychopath Peter Snowden (David Oyelowo in HBO’s “Nightingale”).

On the surface, Snowden couldn’t seem further from the actor’s heralded portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma,” and yet Oyelowo sees parallels. “Both are extremely complex characters, and that’s what makes them interesting to watch and certainly interesting to play,” he explains.

For Oyelowo, characters that are easily categorized as “the good guy” are less easy for audiences to relate to, “because you may be ‘good’ outwardly, »

- Jenelle Riley

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‘Shameless’ Actor William H. Macy Looks Back on Year of Double Emmy Win

13 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

William H. Macy plays a deadbeat drunk of a dad on Showtime’s “Shameless,” but he cleans up pretty good when it comes to the Emmys. This year he’s celebrating his second consecutive nom as lead actor in a comedy, as well as proudly supporting his wife, Felicity Huffman, on her nom for ABC’s “American Crime.” This wouldn’t be the first year that two new Emmy Awards donned their mantel — he won in two categories in 2003 for his TNT telepic “Door to Door.”

You won twice in 2003, for starring in and co-writing “Door to Door.” Did you think you’d win that big?

No. I’ve been nominated for a lot of things over the years. Ninety-five percent of the time you don’t win. I work with a partner, Steven Schachter, who is my dearest and oldest friend. He’s a little more prepared than I. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Atlantic Acting School Offering Student Classes

7 August 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Need practice for that upcoming performing arts college audition? The Atlantic Acting School is offering a one–week intensive for high school juniors and seniors looking to pursue a career in acting. Beginning Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, applicants will receive guidance choosing appropriate monologues; coaching on two contrasting monologues; and gain college interview practice and experience. The classes, available for students aged 16–18, will take place Monday–Friday and train students in Practical Aesthetics, the Atlantic technique, to best hone their desired skills. The Atlantic Acting School, founded in 1985 by David Mamet and William H. Macy, is located in New York City. Looking for another reason to come to NYC? Check out our New York City audition listings! »

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Matt LeBlanc Swings a Sledgehammer at James Corden's Face to Try to Make Him Flinch

4 August 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Matt LeBlanc pulled out all the stops when he tried to make James Corden squirm during an appearance on The Late Late Show on Monday. Matt and his fellow guests, William H. Macy and Don Cheadle, were playing a hilarious game of protected slingshot with James, which meant the men took turns unleashing various foods and objects as one of them stood behind plexiglass and tried not to flinch. The objects started out innocent enough and included oranges, eggs, and breast implants, but Matt took things one step further when he walked straight up to the glass with a sledgehammer. Watch the funny clip above to see what happens, then check out James's latest carpool session with Rod Stewart and A$AP Rocky. »

- Caitlin-Hacker

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Best of Late Night TV: Obama Calls Trump With Advice, Meryl Streep's Guitar Lesson, 'Flinch' Game

4 August 2015 12:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Since Gawker leaked Donald Trump's phone number, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" did a bit where President Obama called Trump with debate advice. Cue Jimmy's impressive impression of The Donald and his constant interruptions and number dumping: Trump: "I don't understand, why would you want to help me become president?" Obama: "Uh, because it'd be hilarious? Look, I've been president for eight years, I'm ready for some entertainment. I just want to grab some popcorn, sit back, and watch this whole sh-tshow go down." Haha. Watch the whole video for their "Cheerleader" duet. Please say it's true that Trump's debate will indeed be auto-tuned. Meryl Streep »

- Gina Carbone

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Patricia Richardson Blasts Ken Howard in SAG-aftra Election Campaign

30 July 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Richardson has taken off the gloves in her challenge to Ken Howard for the presidency of SAG-aftra.

The “Home Improvement” star, in an email sent Thursday to the union’s 160,000 members, accused Howard and his Unite for Strength allies of poor performance in recent contract negotiations, spending on “lavish” offices and cloaking union operations in secret. Although the tone of the missive was cordial and did not name Howard — opting instead to attack “current leadership” — the email carried a long list of accusations of incompetence.

Richardson, who is heading the self-styled progressives on the Membership First slate, took a cordial tone in the message and said she would not make “wholesale changes” to committee chairs and members just because of party differences.

“We need the expertise of everyone we have,” she said. “However, we do feel the current leadership has been unable to deliver true gains.”

About 140,000 ballots went »

- Dave McNary

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'Room' Trailer: Brie Larson Is Locked in Captivity

30 July 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brie Larson and young Jacob Tremblay portray a mother and son trying to endure while trapped in captivity in the first trailer and poster for A24 Films' Room. Based on the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances. A24 Films will release the adaptation in New York and Los Angeles theaters October 16, before expanding nationwide November 6.

Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, Short Term 12, Trainwreck). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical-they are trapped-confined to a windowless, »

- MovieWeb

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