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Samuel L. Jackson to Receive Lifetime Honor From Dubai International Film Festival

28 November 2016 3:10 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Samuel L. Jackson will add to his awards cabinet next month following a trip to the Middle East. 

The actor has been tapped to receive the Dubai International Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced Monday. He joins a growing list of recipients, which includes the likes of Omar Sharif, Oliver Stone, Terry Gilliam, Shah Rukh Khan and Martin Sheen.

Jackson will be honored during the opening ceremony of the 13th edition of the festival on Dec. 7, and he also is set to take part in a special In Conversation event on Dec. 9.

"It's a great honor »

- Alex Ritman

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Film Review: Two Stories Clash in Uneven ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

24 November 2016 6:39 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Movie icon Warren Beatty had wanted to make a film about 20th Century billionaire Howard Hughes for close to 40 years. On the heels of Martin Scorsese’s “The Aviator,” Beatty has written, directed and portrays Hughes in “Rules Don’t Apply,” and has created a strange farce about the mogul and a romance tale around him.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

The two styles of stories clash with each other, as Beatty tries to be a completist in both. Watching the film, it favors Beatty’s portrayal and story about Hughes, with the romance of Frank and Marla – both Hughes employees – flitting around like an unwelcome guest. The film is interesting, however, as Beatty pays meticulous tribute to 1958 Hollywood, the year he came there to start his career. Howard Hughes ends up being the fly in the ointment for the couple, and the couple distracts from Hughes’ mad dash to avoid his company »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Fake Freckles and Thin Ice Can’t Stop Canada’s Irrepressible Heroine

23 November 2016 1:43 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anne Shirley’s fake freckles have got to go.

Of all the faults in PBS’ “Anne of Green Gables,” these are the most glaring and, well, in your face. The spots stand out in stark contrast to actress Ella Ballentine’s clear complexion, and in each scene the viewer is often caught up marveling at the freckles’ uniformity instead of paying attention to the dialogue or action.

Read More: Rachel McAdams Reading You ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Is Your Fantasy Made Real — Listen

It’s a testament to Ballentine’s talents then that she is able to overcome those distractions and present a very charming, sprightly and chatty Anne Shirley, the literary orphan made famous in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s children’s novels. This ability is in keeping with the heroine herself, who is always melodramatically lamenting her red hair and plain looks but just can’t stop herself from »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Anne of Green Gables’ Review: Fake Freckles and Thin Ice Can’t Stop Canada’s Irrepressible Heroine

23 November 2016 1:43 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Anne Shirley’s fake freckles have got to go.

Of all the faults in PBS’ “Anne of Green Gables,” these are the most glaring and, well, in your face. The spots stand out in stark contrast to actress Ella Ballentine’s clear complexion, and in each scene the viewer is often caught up marveling at the freckles’ uniformity instead of paying attention to the dialogue or action.

Read More: Rachel McAdams Reading You ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Is Your Fantasy Made Real — Listen

It’s a testament to Ballentine’s talents then that she is able to overcome those distractions and present a very charming, sprightly and chatty Anne Shirley, the literary orphan made famous in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s children’s novels. This ability is in keeping with the heroine herself, who is always melodramatically lamenting her red hair and plain looks but just can’t stop herself from »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles

23 November 2016 7:44 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles Scott Goodyer11/23/2016 10:44:00 Am

It's been awhile since we last heard from Warren Beatty. But legends never die and this Hollywood star is back with Rules Don't Apply.

Like most of his films, Beatty co-wrote, produced and directed this romantic comedy, which tells the tale of an unconventional love story about an aspiring actress and her driver, who try to make a relationship work under the eccentric billionaire they work for - who happens to be Howard Hughes, played by Beatty himself.

The cast is quite impressive with stars like: Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Oliver Pratt and Beatty's wife of 25 years Annette Bening, all making appearances.

Check out Rules Don't Apply when it hits Cineplex Theatres on November 23rd and in honour of the iconic talent who's been Oscar-nominated 14 times, »

- Scott Goodyer

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Rules Don’T Apply – Review

23 November 2016 4:54 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel. Copyright © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. 
Rules Don’T Apply Motion Picture Copyright © 2016 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved.

Rules Don’T Apply opens as a boy-meets-girl tale set in classic Hollywood, an introduction suggesting a light-hearted romance, maybe even romantic comedy, which is how the film is being promoted. And Rules Don’T Apply is that boy-meets-girl tale at first, until Howard Hughes shows up, played by writer/director Warren Beatty. Then the story takes a darker turn and switches from Hollywood romance with contemporary Woody Allen flavor to a Howard Hughes biopic. It is as if Beatty the actor hijacks Beatty the director’s film.

Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), a small-town beauty queen raised with a strong Baptist faith, arrives in Hollywood with a movie contract from Howard Hughes in hand and her mother (Annette Bening) in tow. »

- Cate Marquis

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Interview: Lily Collins & Alden Ehrenreich of ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

22 November 2016 8:01 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If there is one star-crossed couple in this fall’s movie line-up, it’s Marla and Frank of “Rules Don’t Apply,” as portrayed by Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich. The two popular young actors are trying to connect by the standards of late 1950s Hollywood in the film, a looser atmosphere but still difficult for two religious outsiders.

The film is written and directed by Warren Beatty, who also portrays 20th Century mogul Howard Hughes. The strange and reclusive Hughes is sort of an abiding angel overseeing the couple, as they both work for him. The film has a mysterious quality to it, as the Hughes character affects the whole environment, including the ability for two employees to make a connection. It’s part biography, and part flight of fancy for Warren Beatty – he has had a Howard Hughes project in the mix for the last forty years »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Thanksgiving Flashback: Behind the Scenes of ‘The West Wing’ Turkey Pardon

22 November 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“I’m dropping off the turkeys. Where should I put them?” Morton (Jonah Rooney), a farm hand from Jasper Farms, asks the White House staff early in The West Wing episode “Shibboleth.”

“C.J.’s office,” a bewildered Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) and Toby Zeigler (Richard Schiff) collectively answer, thus setting the course for C.J. Cregg’s (Allison Janney) perplexing task of deciding between two turkeys -- named Eric and Troy -- for the presidential pardon ceremony on the series’ first-ever Thanksgiving episode.

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Elsewhere in the season two episode, its business as usual for the White House as President Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff figure out what to do when Chinese stowaways are discovered in a container ship in California. Meanwhile, Toby battles his boss over a recess appointment and Charlie Young (Dulé Hill) is on the hunt for the ultimate carving knife.

While sitcoms »

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Angela Bassett Is Latest (and Greatest) to Join Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

21 November 2016 2:17 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Angela Bassett has joined the cast of Marvel’s film adaptation of Black Panther. Et has learned that the Oscar-nominated actress will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman).

Bassett, who starred on the most recent season of American Horror Story, adds to the Marvel film’s impressive ensemble cast. She joins Oscar winners Lupita Nyong'o and Forrest Whitaker, Creed star Michael B. Jordan, The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and Black Mirror breakout Daniel Kaluuya. Martin Sheen and Andy Serkis, two previous Marvel Universe stars, are rumored to reprise their roles in the new standalone project directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed).

Black Panther will tell the story of T’Challa’s rise to power in Wakanda, when the film debuts in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

The project also represents a significant moment for superhero films. Not only is Black Panther the first major black superhero to get »

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Interview: Film Icon Warren Beatty Knows ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

21 November 2016 9:06 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When encountering film producer, director, writer and “movie star” Warren Beatty, I entered into an interview that would be truly one of a kind. The spontaneous Mr. Beatty works a talk in a give-and-take Socratic method, searching for the truth underneath the rhetoric, as he did with his new film “Rules Don’t Apply.”

The film is a quasi-biographical profile of the legendary American billionaire Howard Hughes, but don’t mention that to writer/director Beatty (who also portrays Hughes). What he wanted to explore was the truth around Hughes, in the personification of a fictional couple (Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins) working for the billionaire. Set in 1958 Hollywood – the same year a young Warren Beatty arrived there – the film highlights the clash between the sexual looseness that existed in the movie business, and the potential seekers that “got off the bus” in tinsel town, still mired in their 1950s puritanism. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Exclusive: Listen to Rachel McAdams’ Charming Narration of 'Anne of Green Gables'

21 November 2016 6:40 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Just in time for the holidays comes a new audiobook version of the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic Anne of Green Gables -- and Et has your exclusive first listen to Rachel McAdams’ charming narration.

First released in 1908, Montgomery’s novel recounts the adventures of 11-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan who is mistakenly sent to a couple who requested a boy to help them on their Prince Edward Island farm.

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McAdams couldn’t be more excited to make her audiobook debut with her own childhood favorite. “It’s just a very transporting book, I think,” she said in a behind-the-scenes look at the recording studio. “It takes you back to a time when things were simpler.

“I wanted to be Anne as a little girl,” McAdams continued. “She’s a really strong female character, but not in a typical way.”

Of course »

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PBS’s family-friendly Thanksgiving night: Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna

17 November 2016 5:53 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

PBS is sashaying a bit on Hallmark Channel’s dance floor by airing two heart-warming family-friendly TV events back-to-back on Thanksgiving. First up is the classic Anne of Green Gables which comes to PBS with veteran award-winning actor Martin Sheen in a new adaptation of Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel of a cheeky lass living on Prince Edward Island. This is pure family-friendly programming which PBS strives to provide during the holiday season. Anne of Green Gables is the classic story of Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine) a precocious orphan girl who is taken in by Marilla Cuthbert and her brother,...read more »

- April Neale

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TV Review: ‘L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables’ on PBS

15 November 2016 3:38 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The group Cdza has a series of odd and amusing videos where they run the lyrics of pop songs through Google Translate and then have a performer reproduce what happens when you translate them back into English. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s” theme song somehow acquires the word “apricot” in Mandarin; as it is further garbled through the machine, more and more nuance is lost until the only recognizable terms are “mom,” “7,” “8,” and “chair” (which is all of “throne” that made it through).

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables” feels a bit like the Google Translate version of “Anne of Green Gables,” Montgomery’s book introducing redheaded orphan Anne Shirley — an imaginative 11-year-old who accidentally is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings and ends up stealing their hearts. In the television movie, which will air on PBS this Thanksgiving, Anne (Ella Ballentine) is a bit too adorable to play the homely orphan, with »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Lily Collins sings in the music trailer for Rules Don’t Apply

14 November 2016 4:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, a new trailer has arrived online for Warren Beatty’s romantic comedy drama Rules Don’t Apply which features the titular song, performed by star Lily Collins; take a look below after the official synopsis…

An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Review: Warren Beatty Entertains in the Pleasing, But Slight ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

11 November 2016 8:49 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Eighteen years after Bulworth and fifteen after Town & Country (his last time directing and acting for a feature film respectively), Warren Beatty returns to the big screen with a fictionalized biography of Howard Hughes forty years in the making. It’s a passion project and vanity project: two endeavors worthy of an auspicious return to the spotlight even if the latter isn’t always the best decision for retaining a renowned legacy. Rules Don’t Apply won’t taint peoples’ image of him, but it’s not going to mark any sort of resurgence in popularity either. If anything it simply reminds us of his onscreen charisma and endearing humor, his handle of Hughes’ descent into eccentricity and insanity proving memorably entertaining. While he’s not the lead, he is the glue.

It’s an interesting move to put the main draw in the background, but that’s exactly what »

- Jared Mobarak

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AFI Film Review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

11 November 2016 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warren Beatty was once one of Hollywood’s most popular stars — and arguably still is, though he hasn’t made a movie in more than 15 years. At the height of his fame, however, Beatty leveraged his position as an industry darling to take on truly daring projects, most notably “Reds,” a defiantly noncommercial epic about American journalist John Reed and his fellow Communists — for which he won a best director Oscar.

Now, in what is either the best of timing or the worst of timing, Beatty finally unveils one of his longest-gestating passion projects, the seed of which dates back at least four decades, in which he finally gets to play Howard Hughes (as if what the country needs now is the story of an eccentric, possibly demented billionaire with delusions of grandeur, premiering at the AFI Festival just two days after Donald Trump’s election). Or maybe “Rules Don »

- Peter Debruge

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Two new TV spots for Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply

9 November 2016 11:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has debuted two new TV spots for Warren Beatty’s romantic comedy drama Rules Don’t Apply; take a look below after the official synopsis…

An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Rules Don’t Apply featurette focuses on Warren Beatty

2 November 2016 8:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last weeks poster and trailer [check them out here], 20th Century Fox has released a featurette for for Rules Don’t Apply which sees the cast talking about working with director and star Warren Beatty; take a look below after the official synopsis…

An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Us Briefs: Open Road snaps up animation 'Spark'

2 November 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired Us rights to the animation Spark, which Double Dutch International represents for sales at the Afm outside the Us with the exception of China and South Korea.

Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Jessica Biel and newcomer Jace Norman star in the ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover Co, Shanghai Hoongman Technology Co, and Gulfstream Pictures.

Open Road Films plans an April 14, 2017, theatrical release on the space adventure inspired by the 16th century Chinese novel Journey To The West. Canadian Aaron Woodley directed.

Hoe Jin Ha, Hong Kim, Jay Hj Ahn and Daniel Woo served as executive producers alongside Gulfstream PicturesMike Karz and Bill Bindley.

Covert Media is fully financing, producing and will handle worldwide sales on Ya adaptation Need. Covert’s Elissa Friedman and Media Content Capital’s Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine serve as executive producers on the thriller about a social networking site. Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann will write and direct »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Martin Sheen & J.K. Simmons Will Voice ‘The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island’

2 November 2016 8:18 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Martin Sheen and J.K. Simmons have boarded the animated feature The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island as voice cast for Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory. The pic is currently in production. Sheen steps into the role of James Alden, and Simmons will voice Dr. Moore. The picture is the first of three new animated films to come out of a long-term co-production and film distribution partnership between Shout! Factory and Legacy for a slate of new family movies. Timed to the… »

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