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Christopher Walken and Elizabeth Debicki cast in neo-noir thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy

According to THR, Oscar-winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) and Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) have been cast in the neo-noir thriller The Burnt Orange Heresy, which is being helmed by Giuseppe Capotondi, the Golden Lion-nominated director of The Double Hour.

Adapted from Charles Willeford’s (Miami Blues) novel and scripted by Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), The Burnt Orange Heresy takes place in Italy in 1970, with THR providing the following plot summary:

“The project follows the story of irresistibly charismatic art critic James Figueras (yet to be cast), who hooks up with provocative and alluring fellow American Berenice Hollis (Debicki). He’s a classic anti-hero in the making with a charm that masks his deep ambition, while she’s an innocent touring Europe, enjoying the freedom of being whomever she wishes. The new lovers travel to the lavish and opulent Lake Como estate of Cassidy,
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Film Review: ‘Irreplaceable You’

Film Review: ‘Irreplaceable You’
Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a charming actress who radiates poise and intelligence, which is why “Irreplaceable You” — in which her character acts in ways that are clearly self-destructive and counterproductive — rings so false. Director Stephanie Laing’s tragic love story concerns a woman who, shortly after her engagement, learns that she’s dying, a diagnosis that compels her to set out on a quest to find a new partner for her fiancé. The fatal-amour drama that ensues is too ludicrous to elicit tears, and though its cast of well-known stars may initially make it an attractive option on Netflix (where it’s exclusively premiering), its long-term prognosis is dire.

Self-possessed Abbi (Mbatha-Raw) and science nerd Sam (Michiel Huisman) have been together since a childhood class trip to an aquarium, during which Abbi — mimicking the courtship behavior of the monogamous Deep Sea Angler fish — violently bit Sam in the shoulder. Decades later, they’re living
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Irreplaceable You review – glossy Netflix weepie suffers from fatal flaws

Despite a strong cast, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Christopher Walken, Steve Coogan and Kate McKinnon, this tragic romance never manages to connect

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Boy or girl gets ill. Boy or girl dies. We all cry, hopefully.

The beats of the terminal romance movie have grown so familiar that there’s almost something quite comforting about watching someone slowly die in front of their other half. The regurgitation of cliches can often result in a genuinely affecting tale of unconditional love but more often that not it feels a tad too recycled, the heartstring-pulling coming off as heartlessly mechanical, the tears failing to flow as directed.
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Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Debicki Join Neo-Noir Thriller 'Burnt Orange Heresy' (Exclusive)

Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Debicki Join Neo-Noir Thriller 'Burnt Orange Heresy' (Exclusive)
Oscar winner Christopher Walken and rising star Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Manager, Steve McQueen’s upcoming Widows) have been cast in The Burnt Orange Heresy, the new neo-noir thriller from Golden Lion-nominated filmmaker Giuseppe Capotondi (The Double Hour).

The project — announced by HanWay Films, which is handling international sales in Berlin — is based on a screenplay by Oscar-nominated writer Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) and adapted from the cult novel by Charles Willeford (Miami Blues) about an art-world scam that goes horribly wrong.

Three-time BAFTA-nominated William Horberg (The Kite Runner, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley) will produce...
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Martin Sheen, Haley Joel Osment & Pablo Schreiber Join Edward James Olmos’ ‘The Devil Has A Name’

Martin Sheen (The Departed, Apocalypse Now), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Sex Ed), Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black, Den of Thieves), and Katie Aselton (Fun Mom Dinner, Father Figures) have closed out the cast of The Devil Has a Name directed by Edward James Olmos. The film also stars Olmos, David Stratharin, Alfred Molina and Kate Bosworth. Principal photography commenced last week in Los Angeles. The dark comedy is fully financed and produced by Steve McEveety, Patrick Hibler and Rob McEveety of True Navigator Pictures. Storyboard Media is handling International sales and introduced the film to buyers this week in Berlin. ICM Partners will handle domestic sales.

Written by Rob McEveety and inspired by true events, the film centers on an unhinged oil baron who gets in a bruising standoff with a stubborn farmer after the water on his farm was poisoned by her company.

Sheen plays
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Exclusive Interviews: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms & Katt Williams on the new comedy Father Figures

Author: Jon Lyus

This week sees the release of Father Figures, which stars a fresh-from-Zoolander 2 Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, himself recently recovered from The Hangover films. The film, a light-hearted tale of a pair of twins searching for their real father, marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher and has a fine supporting cast including Katt Williams, J. K. Simmons, Glenn Close, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer and Christopher Walken.

Recently we had the chance to sit down with three stars of the new film, and Danielle DeLaite talked to Wilson and Helms about why their characters were so much fun to play, and how it was working with Christopher Walken and Terry Bradshaw. They also talk about their own parents growing up, and how this influenced their choices in the film. Owen Wilson also gives his reaction to seeing the lightsaber video where his voice
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Win! A Signed ‘Father Figures’ Poster

The hilarious comedy Father Figures is out in cinemas February 16 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Pictures is giving you the chance to win a poster signed by Ed Helms and Owen Wilson!

In the Alcon Entertainment comedy “Father Figures,” Owen Wilson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films, “We’re the Millers”) star as fraternal twins Kyle and Peter who accidentally discover they’ve been living with a lie all their lives. The kindly man in the photo on their mantle isn’t their father after all, but an invention their mother (Glenn Close) concocted to conceal the truth: that she actually doesn’t know who their real father is. See, it was the seventies, and things were crazy, and…well, you know. Armed with only a handful of clues, the brothers resolve to find the mystery man in what results in a wild road
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Who is the best Oscar-winning supporting actor of all time?

Christopher Walken? Joe Pesci? Heath Ledger? Our chief film critic names his champion from the nominees – and reveals who you selected as your winner

Check out Peter’s full list of all-time Oscar nominees

The best supporting actor Oscar often rewards the older performer, effectively saluting a lifetime’s quietly accumulated savvy and technique, and sometimes even functioning as a kind of parallel lifetime achievement award: John Gielgud’s Oscar for Arthur was a little like this. But it’s also (as for Gielgud) an award for comedy: the funny, scene-stealing comic turn will often find itself with a statuette. Male Oscar-winners in this category are often the ones providing the pure flavour, and often amount to co-leads. And so, here are the nominations for best supporting actor …

Related: Who is the best Oscar-winning supporting actress of all time?
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People Explains: Natalie Wood’s ‘Suspicious’ Death at Sea — and How Robert Wagner Is a ‘Person of Interest’

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People Explains: Natalie Wood’s ‘Suspicious’ Death at Sea — and How Robert Wagner Is a ‘Person of Interest’
The enduring mystery surrounding actress Natalie Wood’s fatal drowning 37 years ago leapt back into the headlines recently with six words from an investigator, who stated that Wood’s then-husband Robert Wagner now is “more of a person of interest” in the case that for decades had been labeled an accident.

Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department followed up on his comments Monday, telling reporters at a news conference that since the agency reopened the case in 2011, more than 100 tips have come in.

The tips have allowed investigators to create a new timeline of events that transpired
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New Witnesses, New Questions in Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death at Sea

New Witnesses, New Questions in Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death at Sea
The weekend outing was meant as a celebration of friendship.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood, the glamorous and youthful Hollywood couple, had invited the actor Christopher Walken to join them for an overnight sail off California’s Catalina Island on the couple’s yacht over Thanksgiving weekend 1981.

But there was tension throughout. And in the dark night of Nov. 28, Wood, 43, vanished from the boat. Her body was found floating the next morning clad only in a burgundy nightgown, blue socks and red down coat. It was the tragic realization of her oft-expressed fear of dark waters and drowning.

Authorities said
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Video: Father Figures – Clips

Father Figures is in cinemas February 16th and we have a whole bunch of clips to show you. You can find one above and the other five (yes, five!) beneath the text.

The comedy stars Owen Wilson and Ed Helms as brothers who discover their mother (Glenn Close) has been lying to them about who their father is. The two go on a journey to find their real father from a range of possible candidates including Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, J.K. Simmons and ex-NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Check out the clips and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Natalie Wood Death Investigation Likely Won't Result in Charges, Expert Says

Natalie Wood Death Investigation Likely Won't Result in Charges, Expert Says
Natalie Wood's mysterious 1981 death is back in the spotlight, after an investigator told CBS' 48 Hours that her then-husband Robert Wagner is a person of interest and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Monday held a press conference regarding the case.

Wood's body was found in the water after disappearing off a yacht near the coast of Catalina, aboard which were Wagner, Christopher Walken and captain Dennis Davern. At the time, her death was ruled accidental. But in 2011, investigators reopened the case. Lt. John Corina of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's homicide bureau on Monday <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/la-county-sheriffs-officials-natalie-wood-investigation-were-closer-understanding-what-happened-1081797"...
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‘Ugly Delicious’ Trailer: In David Chang’s Netflix Series, Food Doesn’t Have to Be Pretty to Be Good — Watch

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Netflix has released the trailer for “Ugly Delicious,” a new docuseries starring famed restaurateur David Chang (Momofuku) as he and Oscar-winning producer Morgan Neville set out to prove that food needn’t be aesthetically pleasing in order to taste good. Watch below.

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Here be the synopsis: “Chang, along with other renowned chefs, industry leaders and celebrity guests, including Jimmy Kimmel, Chef René Redzepi and legendary writer Ruth Reichl, come together to debate and define comfort food as a vehicle to discuss cultural and political issues around the world and explore the cultural traditions, flavors, and shared experiences that unite us all. Throughout the docu-series, food is ultimately used as a bridge between different cultures, providing a way for others to relate to one another through shared life experiences through one important ingredient: food.
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Natalie Wood Investigators Say Robert Wagner’s Story Still Doesn’t ‘Add Up to What We Found’

Natalie Wood Investigators Say Robert Wagner’s Story Still Doesn’t ‘Add Up to What We Found’
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that actor Robert Wagner is indeed a “person of interest” in the decades-old drowning death of his wife Natalie Wood, though as Deadline reports, the term, splashy as it might sound, “has no legal meaning and does not mean that Wagner is a suspect.” In a Monday press conference, the department addressed the newest details in the 1981 death of Wood, recently bolstered by a wide-ranging “48 Hours” special that aired over the weekend, one that offered new theories while continuing to highlight Wagner as a possible suspect.

During the press conference, Lt. John Corina shared that “since they have been investigating actress’ drowning death, about 100 people came forth, and new witnesses were identified that have helped articulate the timeline.” The case regarding Wood’s death was reopened in 2011. A year later, the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office amended Wood’s death certificate, as CBS noted,
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Heartwarming Trailer For Netflix's Irreplaceable You with Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Christopher Walken

Netflix has released a trailer for their upcoming film Irreplaceable You, which looks like a charming romance film that will be a major tear-jerker. The movie has a solid cast that includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who recently starred in The Cloverfield Paradox. It also stars Christopher Walken, Kate McKinnon, Steve Coogan, and Michiel Huisman. Here's the synopsis:

Irreplaceable You is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Huisman), best friends since childhood who are engaged to be married, and whose tranquil New York lives come crashing down when Abbie receives an unexpected diagnosis. Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, Abbie makes unlikely friendships with Myron (Walken), Kate (McKinnon) and Mitch (Coogan) whose one thing in common is that they focus on living, while they are dying. Ultimately,
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Natalie Wood Investigators Confirm Robert Wagner Is a 'Person of Interest': 'We Want to Talk'

Natalie Wood Investigators Confirm Robert Wagner Is a 'Person of Interest': 'We Want to Talk'
Investigators reexamining the mysterious 1981 drowning death of actress Natalie Wood reaffirmed that then-husband Robert Wagner is a “person of interest” in the case, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials announced at a Monday press conference.

“He’s a person of interest because he’s the last person with her before she went into the water,” said Lt. John Corina. “We want to talk to Robert Wagner. We’d love to hear his version of events.”

News surrounding the nearly four-decade-long mystery comes to light after revelations of new witnesses aired during a Saturday night episode of CBS 48 Hours, which featured Corina.
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Natalie Wood Death: ‘We’re Closer to Understanding What Happened,’ Says LAPD

Natalie Wood Death: ‘We’re Closer to Understanding What Happened,’ Says LAPD
After a “48 Hours” report on Saturday detailed new clues in the investigation of actress Natalie Wood’s 1981 death, the Los Angeles Police Department followed up Monday morning with a press conference explaining the current status of the case. “We’re closer to understanding what happened,” said LAPD Homicide Detective John Corina, although no charges are being filed as yet.

Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina island on Nov. 28, 1981 while on a boat with her husband Robert Wagner, actor Christopher Walken and captain Dennis Davern.

Corina said that what Wagner told authorities at the time “doesn’t really add up.” He said that while Wagner was questioned at the time of her death, he has not agreed to talk during the course of any further investigations after “two or three” requests.
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Investigator on Natalie Wood's 'Suspicious' Death: 'I Don't Think She Got In The Water By Herself'

Investigator on Natalie Wood's 'Suspicious' Death: 'I Don't Think She Got In The Water By Herself'
It has been nearly four decades since Hollywood icon Natalie Wood was found dead in the water near Santa Catalina Island off the California coast — but the question of how she got there remains unanswered.

Wood’s body was found floating in the water on Nov. 29, 1981, after she disappeared from the Splendour yacht, on which she was spending Thanksgiving weekend with her husband Robert Wagner and Christopher Walken, her co-star in the movie Brainstorm.

Initially, law enforcement officials classified Wood’s death as an accidental drowning. But officials reopened the case in 2011 and now deem her death as “suspicious.”

“She got in the water somehow,
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‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: The Rock Totally Isn’t to Blame for That Very Tall Building Catching Fire — Watch

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‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: The Rock Totally Isn’t to Blame for That Very Tall Building Catching Fire — Watch
Summer is just around the corner, which must mean that another silly movie starring The Rock is too. This year that honor goes to “Skyscraper,” in which the wrestler-turned-actor seeks to clear his name following a conflagration at what looks to be a very, very tall building. Watch the trailer, which just premiered during the Super Bowl, below.

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Here’s the synopsis: “Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s ‘Skyscraper’ as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear
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Netflix releases poster and trailer for Irreplaceable You

With just two weeks to go until it arrives on Netflix, the streaming service has released a poster and trailer for Stephanie Laing’s feature directorial debut Irreplaceable You. The romantic comedy drama features a cast that includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Steve Coogan, Tim Simons, Jacki Weaver, Kate McKinnon, Christopher Walken, and Brian Tyree Henry; take a look below…

Irreplaceable You is the heartwarming, romantic story of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman), best friends since childhood who are engaged to be married, and whose tranquil New York lives come crashing down when Abbie receives an unexpected diagnosis. Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, Abbie makes unlikely friendships with Myron (Christopher Walken), Kate (Kate McKinnon) and Mitch (Steve Coogan) whose one thing in common is that they focus on living,
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