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Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash

Golden Globes 2018 TV Snubs and Surprises: ‘Mindhunter’ Shut Out as ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Makes a Splash
Year after year, the Golden Globes are always filled with surprises — more than most award shows, even. On the TV side, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s preference for new series and small member body makes for nominations some call exciting, others mind-boggling. This year was a bit more predictable — by Golden Globes standards — but still packed its fair share of twists and turns. From recent winners getting boxed out (Tracee Ellis Ross, “Blackish”) to new faces working their way in (Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”), there’s quite a lot to dig into — so let’s get started on the snubs and surprises:

Read More:Golden Globes 2018 Full TV Nominations List: ‘Big Little Lies,’ ‘Feud’ Lead Varied Pack Snubs:

Mindhunter”: Even with David Fincher’s backing, the breakout Netflix originals series couldn’t score a single nod from the Golden Globes.

Twin Peaks”: Yes, Kyle MacLachlan earned a much-deserved nod,
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Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles

Lionsgate Reportedly Dumped Its ‘Gotti’ Biopic Last Minute Because of Release Plan Squabbles
After being dropped by distributor Lionsgate just ten days before its set release, the seemingly ill-fated John Travolta-starring John Gotti biopic might get a new lease on life, at least if its producers’ big gamble pays off. A new report from Deadline holds that the film left Lionsgate because of release plan squabbles — it was set to be released by Lionsgate Premiere (which specializes in specialty and limited releases), and its producers were eager to take it to a wide release. The outlet reports that “there was a buy-back clause in the distribution agreement, so the producers exercised it. It was never a matter of Lionsgate dumping the film.”

Still, that’s a hell of a last minute change to make, especially when the film’s release date and plan have been locked for months now. Deadline adds that an outside investor has back the film “so that it
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Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report

Lionsgate Drops John Travolta-Starring ‘Gotti’ Film Ten Days Before Release — Report
Looks like this month is about to get a whole lot less merry for one jettisoned project, as the Tracking Board reports that Lionsgate has dropped its John Travolta-starring mob drama “Gotti” just ten days before its scheduled release. A source revealed to the outlet that the film has also been sold back to its producers, Emmett/Furla/Oasis, which produced the film alongside Highland Film Group and Fiore Films.

The film was slated to debut under the Lionsgate Premiere banner next week, but has now been pulled from the release schedule until a new distributor can be found. The outlet adds that the producers will soon start that process, and the film will likely be moved to a 2018 date.

Read More:‘Gotti’ Trailer: John Travolta Resurrects Mob Boss in Kevin Connolly-Directed Biopic

Gotti” was directed by “Entourage” star Kevin Connolly, and boasts a supporting cast that includes Kelly Preston,
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Watch as Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver Get in Heated Sexual Harassment Argument

Watch as Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver Get in Heated Sexual Harassment Argument
John Oliver, host of HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight, publicly confronted Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman about recent sexual harassment allegations made against him. Oliver was moderating a panel and screening with Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Wag the Dog. During the panel, Oliver said, "This is something we're going to have to talk about because ... it's hanging in the air." Hoffman replied and, for the rest of the evening, it was a back and forth between the two.

"It's hanging in the air? From a few things you've read you've made an incredible assumption about me. You've made the case better than anyone else can. I'm guilty."

Dustin Hoffman was recently accused by Anna Graham Hunter of sexually harassing her in 1985 while filming of the Death of a Salesman TV movie was taking place. At the time, she was just 17-years-old.
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Dustin Hoffman Grilled by John Oliver Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Dustin Hoffman Grilled by John Oliver Over Sexual Harassment Claims
John Oliver did not let Dustin Hoffman off the hook when it came to responding to sexual harassment accusations leveraged against him. Last month, Anna Graham Hunter alleged that the 80-year-old actor groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of his 1985 TV movie, Death Of A Salesman.

On Monday, Oliver moderated a Tribeca Film panel for the 20th anniversary of Wag the Dog, which included Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson. In a video taken by Wwd's Kathryn Hopkins, the Last Week Tonight host brings up the "elephant in the room," telling the panel, "This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air."

“It’s hanging in the air?” Hoffman responded. “From a few things you’ve read you’ve made an incredible assumption about me. You’ve made the case better than anyone else can. I
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Watch John Oliver Press Dustin Hoffman on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Watch John Oliver Press Dustin Hoffman on Sexual Misconduct Allegations
John Oliver grilled Dustin Hoffman on allegations of sexual misconduct during a panel discussion that took place prior to a 20th anniversary screening of the movie Wag the Dog, The Washington Post reports.

In recent weeks, two women accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct. Anna Graham Hunter said that Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman. Hunter's allegations were the crux of the heated back-and-forth between Hoffman and Oliver. In addition to Hunter, writer
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John Oliver Forces Dustin Hoffman to Confront Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘You Have Indicted Me’

John Oliver Forces Dustin Hoffman to Confront Sexual Harassment Claims: ‘You Have Indicted Me’
John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman got into a war of words during a panel intended to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Barry Levinson’s political satire “Wag the Dog.” The HBO late night host was moderating a panel in New York City on December 4 that included Hoffman, Levinson, Robert De Niro, and producer Jane Rosenthal, but the conversation turned intense when Oliver grilled Hoffman on a sexual assault allegation against him.

Read More:Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis

“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because…it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said to Hoffman. Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment by television producer and writer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis (“Reign,” “Genius”) and Anna Graham Hunter, who alleges Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments to her when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the
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Dustin Hoffman confronted over abuse allegations by John Oliver at public Q&A

‘I can’t leave certain things unaddressed’, says talkshow host, who angrily questioned the actor about his ‘dismissal’ of harassment claims made against him

Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver became embroiled in a heated argument during a public Q&A, after Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

According to a report in the Washington Post, the pair clashed midway through a 20th anniversary panel for the black comedy Wag the Dog that featured Hoffman and co-star Robert De Niro, as well as the film’s director Barry Levinson and producer Jane Rosenthal.

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John Oliver Engages in Heated Exchange With Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Claims

John Oliver Engages in Heated Exchange With Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Claims
John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman engaged in a tense discussion about the sexual harassment allegations facing Hoffman during a panel at an anniversary screening of the film “Wag the Dog” Monday night.

Oliver was moderating the Tribeca Institute panel, which also included Robert de Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and director Barry Levinson. Oliver brought up the issue of an allegation made against Hoffman by Anna Graham Hunter that he had groped her when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of Hoffman’s “Death of A Salesman.”

“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air,” the HBO host said. He stated that he felt Hoffman’s partial apology at the time of Graham Hunter’s allegation to be insufficient.

“It’s hanging in the air?” Hoffman replied. “From a few things you’ve read you’ve made an incredible assumption about me,” he said, continuing,
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Dustin Hoffman Spars With John Oliver Over Harassment Claims: “You’ve Put Me On Display Here”

Dustin Hoffman Spars With John Oliver Over Harassment Claims: “You’ve Put Me On Display Here”
In a striking and raw demonstration of the angst that has accumulated over Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals, HBO host John Oliver sparred with Dustin Hoffman during an awkward 45-minute Q&A intended as a prologue to a 20th-anniversary screening of the film Wag the Dog. Tonight’s event at the 92nd Street Y, a benefit for the Tribeca Film Institute, featured Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson in an onstage discussion. About…
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John Waters’ Favorite Movies of 2017 Include ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Wonderstruck’ and ‘The Strange Ones’

John Waters’ Favorite Movies of 2017 Include ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Wonderstruck’ and ‘The Strange Ones’
John Waters has been called the “Pope of Filth,” the “Sultan of Sleeze,” the “Prince of Puke,” and the “King of Bad Taste.” Naturally, who wouldn’t want to know his favorite films of the year? Known for pushing the envelope over the edge and back again with iconic films like “Cry Baby,” “Pink Flamingoes,” and “Hairspray,” the cult filmmaker is a devoted cinephile with a wide range of interests. Waters always has a few surprises on his yearly top ten list, and 2017 is no exception.

Topping the list is Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver,” a somewhat surprising choice for the fan of all things trashy and grotesque. Making a strong showing in third place is “The Strange Ones,” a psychological thriller and feature debut by Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein. Waters also liked Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” and Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel.”

Read More:John Waters Touts New Indie Theater
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John Waters’ Top 10 Films of 2017 Includes ‘Nocturama,’ ‘Baby Driver,’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’

The onslaught of best-of-the-year lists from guilds and critics groups have only just begun, but one of the few of genuine interest each year comes from a single person: the wonderfully eccentric director John Waters, whose eclectic tastes always includes a mix of the unexpected and underseen.

Topping his list this year is Edgar Wright’s action-romance Baby Driver, which was a bright spot this past summer. Also named is one of the best-directed films of the year—and one that should be getting more love in year-end wrap-ups—Bertrand Bonello’s uncompromising Nocturama. Waters also includes a pair of Amazon Studios releases: Wonderstruck and Wonder Wheel, as well as an early 2018 release we’re looking forward to, The Strange Ones.

Check out the list below courtesy of Chaos Reigns.

1. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)

2. I, Olga Hepnarová (Tomáš Weinreb & Petr Kazda)

3. The Strange Ones (Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein)

4. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello
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Tig Notaro, Bridget Everett + Nicole Kidman Will Host, Present at 2018 Artios Awards

Casting Society of America continues to gear up for its annual Artios Awards, which will take place next year on Jan. 18, 2018. Two categories of nominees have been announced, TV and theater, in addition to this year’s honorees, and film nominees will be decided in early January. While waiting for the last batch of nominees, more details, such as hosts and presenters have begun to fall into place for the 33rd ceremony, which is held simultaneously on both the east and west coasts. This year's ceremonies will have Tig Notaro behind the mic in Los Angeles and Bridget Everett hosting in New York City. Nicole Kidman will present the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement to longtime agent Kevin Huvane. Presenters for the other honorees, Vickie Thomas and Barry Levinson, are yet to be announced. The awards recognize excellence in casting in TV, film, and theater projects from the previous year.
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The Top Five Paul Reiser Movie Roles of His Career

Born on March 30, 1957, Paul Reiser is an American television personality, musician, comedian, actor and author. Paul is best known for different appearances in top rated movies and TV shows. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and after developing skills in comedy, he got his first breakout film role. In 1982, he was assigned a role in the film Diner (directed by Barry Levinson) where he would feature as a closet stand-up comedian. With this appearance, his ability was brought to the attention of Hollywood. His career continued to grow in film and so far he has

The Top Five Paul Reiser Movie Roles of His Career
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Film Review: ‘Frank Serpico’

Film Review: ‘Frank Serpico’
Frank Serpico” is a finely etched and fascinating documentary. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio, it’s a portrait of the legendary Brooklyn-born Italian-American cop who blew the whistle on New York police corruption in the late ’60s and early ’70s — and, of course, it’s a movie you can hardly watch without comparing it to “Serpico,” the 1973 Sidney Lumet drama, starring Al Pacino in the title role, that became a classic of New Hollywood street grit and moral urgency.

How accurate was “Serpico”? The short answer is: very. It stuck close to the 1973 Peter Maas book, and “Frank Serpico” reveals just how much of Serpico’s story became, through the movie, iconic. As it turns out, the legend and the truth match up nicely.

As you watch “Frank Serpico,” the story comes rushing back, and it now seems all the more amazing, like a Western that really happened. The idealistic uniformed cop of the early ’60s who
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Spotted: Your Favorite '90s Star in Stranger Things Season 2

Image Source: Netflix You may have noticed that a couple of stars from the '80s and '90s joined Stranger Things season two. First there's Sean Astin, of The Goonies and Rudy fame, as Bob the Brain. The second is Will's doctor at the Department of Energy. Dr. Owens is played by prolific comedian Paul Reiser. This 60-year-old New Yorker got his big break in entertainment in the 1982 Barry Levinson film Diner, which costars Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, and Daniel Stern. (It's worth a watch if you ever get a chance.) RelatedHas Stranger Things Already Started Planning Season 3? Here's What We Know After appearing in the first two Beverly Hills Cop films, Reiser landed one of the starring roles on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads opposite Greg Evigan and Staci Keanan. If you're the right age (like I am), you were a huge fan
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Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz to star in comedy We Are Unsatisfied

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

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

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...
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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
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.
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