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Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz to star in comedy We Are Unsatisfied

14 October 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

First time director Matt Ratner has enlisted Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz to star in the comedy film We Are Unsatisfied, which has been scripted by Peter Hoare (Kevin Can Wait).

 

Deadline reports that the film “follows the unlikely friendship between a struggling L.A. comedian (Schwartz) who’s forced to move back home to Long Island and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his alcoholic dermatologist (Crystal).”

Crystal was last seen in The Comedian alongside Robert De Niro, and is attached to star in Barry Levinson’s new comedy The Revival. House of Lies star Schwartz meanwhile has upcoming roles in the Kevin Hart comedy Night School and Netflix’s Happy Anniversary. »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

4 October 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man »

- Gregg Kilday

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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

4 October 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man »

- Gregg Kilday

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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

2 October 2017 12:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

Last weekend saw the release of the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, “American Made,” and critics are raving that it’s better than “The Mummy!” In honor of this great achievement, we ask: What is Tom Cruise’s greatest performance?

Read More:‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents E. Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush.com

The greatest Tom Cruise performance of all time happened on Oprah’s couch in 2005. But in the movies? “Magnolia.” It’s the best, but it’s also the “most” Cruise performance. His batshit insanity just barely holds together the fragile insecurity of the man beneath the horndog motivation speaker. »

- David Ehrlich

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Gotti Trailer: John Travolta Is the Teflon Don

26 September 2017 5:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Discover the man who showed the world who's boss in a new trailer & teaser poster from director Kevin Connolly's Gotti. Starring John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti, the upcoming true story about the most notorious gangster of our generation opens in select theaters & on demand December 15. After years in development, fans finally get to see what John Travolta looks like as the infamous John Gotti.

Gotti follows crime boss John Gotti's (John Travolta) rise to become the "Teflon Don" of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences. The film will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand on December 15, 2017, with the trailer debuting on Lionsgate YouTube today. »

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Csa Announces Artios Nominees, Honors Levinson, Huvane, Thomas

26 September 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The Casting Society of America has announced the honorees and first group of nominations for its 33rd annual Artios Awards. The awards celebrate the year’s casting standouts in television, theater, and film, by recognizing “originality, creativity, and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project,” amongst the work of Csa members from the previous year. The ceremony will take place in both New York, at Stage 48, and Los Angeles, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on Jan. 18, 2018. Csa is made up of more than 800 casting directors and associates from all over the world. It serves to create a standard for work in the casting field, further their goals, and protect their interests. Producers and directors look to Csa as a resource for bringing their projects to life, and since 1985, the Artios Awards have recognized the achievement in casting. Read: The 2017 Artios Award Winners In addition to the awards, »

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Csa to Honor Barry Levinson at Artios Awards

19 September 2017 7:08 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Barry Levinson, Oscar-winning director of “Rain Man,” will be honored by the Casting Society of America at their annual Artios Awards, which will take place Jan.18, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City. Levinson will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, awarded to those who made contributions to New York’s entertainment industry. Also being honored is CAA rep Kevin Huvane, who will receive Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. In addition to his leading role at CAA, Huvane has represented several major stars, including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer AnistonHalle Berry, »

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HBO Films Redefined the TV Movie — Now It’s Poised to Redefine Itself

13 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

694 nominations. 162 wins.

No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times.

This year, it has two high-profile contenders — “The Wizard of Lies,” starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” headlined by Oprah Winfrey — as part of the cabler’s overall 111 nominations. Poised to play spoiler are a new iteration of PBS’ “Sherlock” (which won last year) and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”

“If you look at the category, we know there are a lot of things that maybe aren’t necessarily movies,” says HBO Films president Len Amato, a not-so-thinly veiled slight against the stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror.” “But we just continue to play our game.”

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- Debra Birnbaum

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Sleepers: Revisiting an Incredible Movie and Book

2 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Sleepers is a 1996 film that is based off the true-life story of four boys who were brutalized by the juvenile justice system in New York. This film was considered one of the best in 1996. It featured a powerful cast that includes Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Robert De Niro, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, and plenty of others. Sleepers was directed and produced by Barry Levinson. Critics gave the film overall favorable reviews and it was well received by audiences. The box office revenue for Sleepers was $165 million and the budget for the film was $44 million. 

Sleepers: Revisiting an Incredible Movie and Book »

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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

1 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where »

- Ricardo Lopez and Ted Johnson

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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

1 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where »

- Ricardo Lopez and Ted Johnson

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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

27 July 2017 3:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon »

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Digital Code Giveaway: HBO’s The Wizard of Lies

21 July 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.

HBO’s The Wizard of Lies is based on the stockbroker, investment adviser and financier Bernie Madoff when he made headlines around the world for being arrested for perpetrating the largest financial fraud in 2008.

The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow and Kathrine Narducci. Barry Levinson directed the film with Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum and John Burnham Schwartz wrote the screenplay. It is based on the book with the same title from Diana Henriques.

Lrm has one digital code giveaway to one lucky reader on the site!

To participate in this giveaway, e-mail contest@lrmonline.com with your e-mail address, name, mailing address and phone number. Please put HBO’s The Wizard of Lies in the subject line of the e-mail. Winners will be notified via e-mail address with the codes. »

- Gig Patta

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TVLine Items: Face Off Spinoff News, Remini's Scientology Returns and More

20 July 2017 12:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Syfy is about to get its Game Face on.

The network has announced a spinoff of their award-winning Face Off reality competition, in which four all-stars race against the clock to complete three challenges, with eliminations after every round, until one of ’em walks away with the $10,000 prize.

RelatedBlood Drive: How Syfy’s Grindhouse Road Race Navigated Nip Slips and Roared Off the Starting Line

Face Off‘s McKenzie Westmore will reprise her role as host, alongside renowned judges (and multiple Academy Award winners) Ve Neill (Beetlejuice) and Rick Baker (The Wolfman).

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HBO’s The Wizard of Lies: Diana B. Henriques On Book To Screen Adaptation, Bernie Madoff Interview And Acting Opposite To Robert De Niro

18 July 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

As one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, HBO’s The Wizard of Lies brought the story of Wall Street investment advisor Bernie Madoff to life in this two-hour made for television drama.

The Wizard of Lies looks into the scheme played out by the American fraudster that took place for decades and grew to the size of $65 billion. By spinning those lies, Bernie Madoff also tears apart a family he loves in the media drama, government investigations and then being ostracized by friends and co-workers.

The film was also recently nominated for the Emmy Awards with Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Robert De Niro and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Michelle Pfeiffer.

It also stars Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Sydney Gayle, Lily Rabe and Kristen Connolly.

It is based on a non-fiction book by »

- Gig Patta

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Ratings: Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Sets New Record

17 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Game of Thrones returned Sunday night in record-breaking form.

The Season 7 premiere of HBO’s mega-phenom drew a series-best 10.1 million viewers, up 27 percent over last year’s Season 6 opener. That trumps the show’s previous record of 8.9 million viewers for the Season 6 finale.

RelatedGame of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

When replays and streaming numbers are factored in, the 10.1 million total jumps to 16.1 million — also a record.

TVLine readers gave Sunday’s opener an average grade of B+.

Related storiesGame of Thrones: John Bradley on Sam's Citadel Struggles and Working With New Cast Member Jim Broadbent »

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First look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO film

17 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

HBO has released a first look image of Al Pacino as shamed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the upcoming drama from HBO and director Barry Levinson.

The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

In addition to Pacino, the film stars Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Riley Keough (It Comes at Night), Kathy Baker (Street Smart) and Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look at the Joe Paterno Film Starring Al Pacino

17 July 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Barry Levinson directs the story of the controversial coach

The post First Look at the Joe Paterno Film Starring Al Pacino appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

- Max Evry

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Game of Thrones: John Bradley on Sam's Citadel Struggles and Working With New Cast Member Jim Broadbent

16 July 2017 7:02 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

So maybe life at the Citadel isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, eh, Sam?

RelatedGame of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

Sunday’s Game of Thrones premiere served as a rude awakening for Jon Snow’s loyal friend Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), who found himself stuck in a mind-numbing routine of reshelving books and scrubbing out bedpans as a lowly apprentice in Westeros’ great hall of learning. But Bradley tells TVLine that Sam doesn’t mind paying his dues.

“He’s not gone to the Citadel for an easy life for himself,” Bradley says. “When he appealed to Jon Snow, »

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

16 July 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out our ultraquick Game of Thrones Season 6 recap here. 

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons has a new clause to add to her official title: Mistress of Dragonstone (And Don’t You Forget It).

If there’s a more glorious sight on TV this week than Game of Thrones‘ khaleesi arriving at her family’s rightful home in Westeros, I haven’t seen it. And yes, I’m »

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