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Classic Hollywood 'Profiles' Online

3 July 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Hosted by two effervescent admitted film geeks, Alicia Malone (Movie Juice) and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and targeted at movie buffs,  “Profiles,” takes deep online video dives on filmmakers and movie stars. "Profiles" aims to be a cross between “Biography,” “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and “At the Movies" as Malone and Mantz seek to entertain and inform with trivia, a countdown of their subject's best movies, and an interview with either the subject or someone close to them, on the phone or on-camera.  Talking about Jack Nicholson for example, was "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" producer Michael Douglas. So far the enthusiastic duo has profiled Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, John Hughes, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Lynch, Jack »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch Meryl Streep in new trailer for Diablo Cody's Ricki and the Flash

3 July 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A new teaser for Meryl Streep's musical comedy-drama Ricki and the Flash is jam-packed with family tension and emotion.

The latest movie from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody tells the story of a rocker who abandoned her family for the road.

When her grown daughter's marriage breaks up, Ricki (Streep) has to make an uncomfortable journey home to reunite with the family she left behind.

Ricki and the Flash pairs the three-time Oscar winner with her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, with whom she last shared the screen in Evening.

The family drama is directed by Jonathan Demme, known among many other films for his acclaimed rock documentaries on Talking Heads and Neil Young.

Ricki and the Flash is released on August 7 in the Us and September 4 in the UK. »

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Jackson Returns! Two-Time Oscar Winner and Former Labour MP to Star in Zola Adaptation

2 July 2015 4:06 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party.[1] The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart."[2] Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »

- Andre Soares

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Oscars: Biopics, Diversity Dearth Shape Midyear Race

2 July 2015 1:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2015 hits the halfway mark, it’s encouraging that so many upcoming films look promising — because so far, the Oscar possibilities are meager, to say the least.

Once again, fact-based dramas will dominate awards buzz. There are at least 14 with scheduled dates, and another three possibilities for this year. Six of these earn the highest possible praise: People from rival studios like them.

That roster includes “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as Boston mob kingpin Whitey Bulger; “Concussion,” about the NFL’s efforts to deny the repercussions of players’ repeated concussions; “Spotlight,” with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered child abuse in the Catholic Church; “Trumbo,” about Dalton Trumbo and the House Un-American Activities Committee; “Truth,” the Dan Rather-George W. Bush scandal pic; and “The Walk,” about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Other reality-based pics that are »

- Tim Gray

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New Projects: ‘The Birds’, ‘Monopoly’, and ‘Ashley’s War’

2 July 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Every time it feels like Hollywood has decided to remake a property that couldn’t be more sacred, they one up the ante. Michael Bay has been prepping a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense/horror classic The Birds, and Variety reports that the project has now found its director: Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen. Van Rooijen has directed the thrillers Tape and Daylight previously, but never a film in the English language.

Hitchcock’s film from 1963, arguably his last great movie and the story of how birds terrorized a small town in Northern California, has never been officially remade, but its influences are everywhere. Heck, even Jurassic World has a scene with pterodactyls worthy of Hitch.

No details on additional plot points or when production is expected to begin have yet been revealed.

So far the list of movies based on board games includes Clue, Battleship, Jumanji, and maybe someday, »

- Brian Welk

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National Geographic’s ‘Destination Wild’ Features Meryl Streep’s Butterflies, Angry Birds in Summer Slate (Exclusive Video)

1 July 2015 12:34 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This isn’t your average reality television. National Geographic Wild’s summer slate features intimate wildlife encounters from all over the world. “Destination Wild” is a 12-week program with specials premiering every Sunday, starting July 12. The show includes celebrity narrations by Meryl Streep and David Attenborough. From Russia’s Franz Josef Land to Brazil’s rain forests, the specials go where few have dared to venture. Also Read: Ratings: CBS' 'Zoo' Debuts as Summer's Most-Watched New Scripted Series Read the detailed lineup below. “Real Angry Birds” Premieres Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. Est Named after the addictive “Angry Birds” game, »

- Kathy Zerbib

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10 actors who finally embraced their campiest films

30 June 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Something amazing happened over the weekend: Elizabeth Berkley, who once riled us with caffeine melodrama as Jessie Spano on "Saved by the Bell," embraced a critical part of her past. She voiced support for the cult phenomenon of "Showgirls," her wildly over-the-top 1995 bomb that has become arguably the campiest piece of '90s iconography. She gave a wonderful speech to a rapt La audience, who rigorously salted their French fries in approval.  But not everybody can be as cool as Berkley. (Looking at you, Faye Dunaway.) Here are ten actors who've embraced the silly, dubious, or campiest movies in their filmography.  1. Jane Fonda, "Barbarella" After "Barbarella," Jane Fonda scored seven Oscar nominations, two wins, and a brand new reputation as one of the more strident celebrities of the '70s. It took her awhile to acknowledge the campy fun in "Barbarella," the swingin' sci-fi sex adventure she made her then-husband Roger Vadim, »

- Louis Virtel, Chris Eggertsen

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Ted 2' and Pitching Marvel Movie Ideas & Notes on the Podcast's Future

26 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This week's episode is a little shorter than they have been recently, only because Laremy is on the East Coast all week. That, however, doesn't stop us from really digging in this week with A Lot of TV talk, two reviews (Ted 2 and Creep), trailer talk, a couple of voicemails and a note on the future of the podcast... the free version is coming back, though, with a catch. Get all the details and have all the fun on the podcast below! Hope you enjoy! If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »

- Brad Brevet

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Elizabeth Banks Kinda Defends Ageism in Hollywood: I'd Prefer to Be in a Movie With Zac Efron!

24 June 2015 3:06 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Elizabeth Banks is calling it like she sees it. After catching a glimpse at her sexy Flaunt magazine spread, the actress joked on Instagram that it looks "like I was dipped in Vaseline and loved every second of it." All jokes aside, Banks looks stunning in the series of saucy photos and she also opened up to the magazine about how she refuses to let her age hold her back in Hollywood. "I am 41. That's true," the Magic Mike Xxl actress said before the reporter asked if she feels the industry is less than fair to women of a certain age. "Not for Sandra Bullock! Not for Meryl Streep! Not for Naomi Watts! I got plenty to do," Banks exclaimed. "The men »

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

24 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rooney Mara surprised many by taking home the Best Actress prize at Cannes, as many thought her co-star Cate Blanchett would take it -- or the two would share. Whether we like it or not, the moment marked the beginning of Mara's campaign for a second Oscar nomination (and potential win) for Todd Haynes' "Carol." It's just a matter of whether The Weinstein Company will campaign them both in lead, or place Mara in supporting. The latter seems more like Harvey, and if that's the case we can pretty much guarantee that one of the category's five slots will go to Mara. Who joins her? That depends on how big, small or good dozens of hopefuls' roles are in films we -- in some cases -- won't see until November. The mighty likes of Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Laura Linney, Jennifer Jason Leigh, »

- Peter Knegt

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Meryl Streep Pushes for Renewed Debate Over Equal Rights Amendment

24 June 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Meryl Streep is attempting to revive the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposal that gained steam during the dawn of the feminist movement in the 1970s, but never acquired the necessary votes to add it to the U.S. Constitution. Streep, however, isn’t totally selfless. She’s also promoting her new movie, “Suffragette.” Sarah Gavron directs based on a script by Abi Morgan. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff. ...Read More »

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Meryl Streep Writes Letter to Congress Members Urging Them to Vote for Women's Equal Rights

24 June 2015 1:54 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Standing up for women's rights! Meryl Streep took the occasion of her 66th birthday to do her bit for feminism by lobbying each individual Congress member, urging them to revive the now-defunct Equal Rights Amendment, and add it to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment, which was written in 1920, would provide legal necessity for women to be treated as equal to men. Although finally passed by Congress in 1972, the Equal Right Amendment (Era), which states “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or [...] »

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Meryl Streep Pens Letter to Congress Urging Support for Equal Rights Amendment

23 June 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Meryl Streep is getting political. The Oscar winner, general bad ass, etc. has penned a letter to each member of Congress urging them to add the Equal Rights Amendment, which guarantees parity for women under the law, into the U.S. Constitution. Although she will be taking on a political role in the upcoming movie, Suffragette, Streep is becoming a real-life activist for the sake of women's equality. Streep, who just turned 66, urged members of Congress to fight for feminism. The packet she sent each member also included a copy of Equal Means Equal, a book written by Jessica Neuwirth that campaigns to include the amendment, according to The Guardian. "I am writing to ask you to stand up for equality »

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Meryl Streep urges Congress to back equal rights amendment

23 June 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Hollywood star sends letter and book calling for constitutional changeStreep to play Emmeline Pankhurst in forthcoming film Suffragette

Movie star Meryl Streep sent a letter to each member of Congress on Tuesday urging them to revive the battle to add the equal rights amendment, guaranteeing parity for women under the law, into the Us constitution.

Streep will be seen on screen in October playing the British suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst.

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- Joanna Walters in New York

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5 ways to be a better, less basic Meryl Streep fan

22 June 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's Meryl Streep's 66th birthday. Have you noticed that Meryl's supposed "superfans" spend a lot of time lionizing her but remaining unspecific about what makes her performances and movies so good? Let's change that. To celebrate Meryl's birthday, let's remind ourselves how we can be less basic when it comes to appreciating her work. I'm tired of people screaming "She Is Perfection!!!" and the leaving their appraisal at that. She's a significant artist we can always appreciate more.  1. Know that "A Cry in the Dark" is Meryl's most prescient film.  "The dingo ate my baby." It's not a comedic line; it's a woman screaming when she learns an animal has killed her child. "A Cry in the Dark" is perhaps the most misremembered movie in Meryl's filmography, a damning portrait of frenzied trial coverage and how sensational news can ruin an innocent person's reputation. As Lindy Chamberlain, Meryl finds »

- Louis Virtel

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Happy 66th Birthday, Meryl Streep—5 Times She Was the Boss of Everything

22 June 2015 3:48 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Happy birthday, Meryl Streep! The legendary actress turns 66 today, and what better way to celebrate her special day than by looking back at a few times when Streep was basically the boss of everything. From singlehandedly smashing the patriarchy to taking selfies with powerful politicians, Streep can do no wrong in our eyes. And although the Ricki and the Flash star rocks this title on a daily basis, here are five moments that Streep particularly killed the game. Which unforgettable Meryl memory is your favorite? 1. She Breaks Records: When it comes to the Academy Awards, it's Meryl's world and we're just living in it. In the last 37 years, Streep has earned 19 nominations (most recently »

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Oliver Hudson Publicly Slams His Biological Father

22 June 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Oliver Hudson lashes out at his biological father - HuffPost Celebrity Ashlee Simpson is partying while pregnant - Ok! Charlie Sheen's aggressive Father's Day rant - Us Weekly Check out Selena Gomez's sexy curves - Et 8 times Blake Lively was your Bff - Gossip Girl Jake Gyllenhaal gets flirty on the phone - Lainey Gossip 21 times Meryl Streep was the most flawless person on the planet - BuzzFeed Hugh Hefner responds to Holly Madison's shocking claims - People Kim Kardashian: America's new feminist icon? - The Frisky »

- Jessica-Chassin

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Every Devil Wears Prada Moment That Is Still Totally Brilliant

22 June 2015 3:05 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Queen Meryl Streep is turning 66 on Monday, and it's time to salute one of our personal favorite movies starring the award magnet. Nine years after The Devil Wears Prada came out, we're still as obsessed with the movie as ever. Meryl Streep is icy perfection, Anne Hathaway is her innocent foil, and Emily Blunt - well, this is the film that introduces us to Blunt's comic genius. To celebrate the ongoing fabulousness of this movie, we've put together the sassiest, best, funniest moments from the movie. (That's all.) »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Season premiere review: 'True Detective' - 'The Western Book of the Dead'

21 June 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"True Detective" is back for a new season. I posted some overall thoughts on the early episodes on Wednesday, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I display some Meryl Streep-type expressive creativity... "Everybody gets touched." -Jordan The first season of "True Detective" opened with a lot of layers of storytelling — meeting Marty, and then Rust, being interviewed by the cops in 2012, with their stories sometimes bringing us back to the case from 1995, and sometimes bouncing to other stages of their partnership — but what was at the moment a relatively compact story itself. In the 1995 scenes, these guys were already partners, albeit relatively new to each other, they got a case, and they followed it. That allowed Nic Pizzolatto and company to dive in deep on exactly who these guys were, since ultimately the show was much more interested in being a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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11 stars using body doubles for nude scenes: Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Owen Wilson

19 June 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Game of Thrones star Lena Headey's 'Walk of Shame' nude body double has been revealed as actress Rebecca Van Cleave.

Headey opted out of going naked for the harrowing six-minute sequence "for several reasons", one of which was so she could fully focus on the emotions in her performance.

The actress also wasn't involved in the casting process for her double, adding: "I was like, 'Listen guys, she happens to have a beautiful body, but I don't do casting'. If somebody is brave enough to do this, I applaud it."

We've found 11 other actors and actresses who've spoken candidly about choosing a body double instead of baring their naked bits on the big screen.

And you may find some film scenes quite surprising (it wasn't really Kevin Costner frolicking naked in a waterfall!).

1. Mila Kunis had actresses moon for her

Mila Kunis happily revealed that she used »

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