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Dustin Hoffman + Noah Baumbach on Script Analysis, Long Takes, and ‘Midnight Cowboy’

28 April 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

There’s no better way to gain insight into the potential of an actor-director dynamic than by sitting in on a conversation between the two. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar-nominated writer-director Noah Baumbach (“The Squid and the Whale”) gave us that opportunity as a part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s director’s series to discuss their approaches to their respective crafts. The two discussed working together for their newest project, the Netflix-scooped “The Meyerowitz Stories.” Starring Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Elizabeth Marvel, the film follows an estranged family reuniting in celebration of their patriarch’s (Hoffman) artistry. On sticking to the script.“It was only the second time in 50 years that I worked with a director who wanted me to say every—single—word. And the last time I was asked to do that was ‘The Graduate,’ ” said Hoffman. “The script supervisor would come »

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‘Fast and Furious’ Franchise Honored With 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Generation Honor

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

MTV announced Friday that the “Fast & Furious” franchise will be receiving this year’s Generation Award at its 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. “Fate of the Furious” — the eighth film in the long-running series — continues to be the No. 1 movie in the world.

Vin Diesel will accept the award on behalf of the entire cast. It’s the first year the Generation Award is not going to an individual actor. Diesel has appeared in more “Fast & Furious” films than any of his castmates; his only absence was in 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster will also be by his side.

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2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards: Complete Nominations List

MTV also announced that J Balvin, Pitbull, and Camila Cabello will be performing their hit track “Hey Ma” featured in “Fate,” marking the song’s television debut.

To celebrate this year’s award recipient(s), MTV will »

- JD Knapp

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

28 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer. The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… »

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MTV Movie & TV Awards Set To Honor ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise

28 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Vin Diesel and other Fast & Furious franchise cast will be on hand at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards to pick up this year’s Generation Award, a trophy that typically goes to an individual performer. The Generation Award has, for 25 years, been handed to an actor for a body of work that “speaks directly to the MTV audience.” Past recipients include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam… »

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Entertainment Education: 30 Stellar Film Schools in 2017

26 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety picks 30 stellar academies in the U.S. and abroad:

Altos de Chavon Film School

Dominican Republic

The La Romana film school is a two-year program in audiovisual media, offering both theoretical and practical study in screenwriting, film production, animation techniques, digital post-production and design. The school integrates its other disciplines — fine art, fashion and visual communication — into the film studies program to provide a broader perspective of artistic and cultural images.

Boston University

Boston

Entering the second year of offering its pioneering Mfa in cinema and media production, Boston University’s Department of Film and Television at its College of Communication promotes a collaborative team approach focused on developing, prepping and shooting a thesis project, aimed at preparing students for the creative collaboration they will experience in the professional sphere.

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, Calif.

CalArts boasts a list of distinguished alumni, including Tim Burton, Brenda Chapman, »

- Variety Staff

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16 Good Movie Pick-Me-Ups on Netflix Right Now

26 April 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.

In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »

- Nathan Adams

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Hoffman and Baumbach by Anne-Katrin Titze

26 April 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Tribeca Talks: Directors Series with Noah Baumbach and Dustin Hoffman Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Noah Baumbach, Mistress America and Frances Ha director and co-director with Jake Paltrow of the Brian De Palma documentary De Palma, took the stage at the Bmcc Tribeca Performing Arts Center for a Tribeca Talks: Directors Series with Dustin Hoffman, who stars in Baumbach's latest, The Meyerowitz Stories alongside Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Candice Bergen, Rebecca Miller, and Mickey Sumner.

Jane Rosenthal: "He's known for his roles in The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Lenny, Tootsie, Wag The Dog and so many others. But, of course, to me he will always be Mr. Focker." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, first introduced the star of The Graduate by quoting from the actor's own notecards that she was given by him after he received the Film Society of Lincoln Center's »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Netflix Considers Limited Theatrical Release in France for Cannes In-Competition Films

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

After facing pressure from foreign distributors in recent weeks, Netflix is considering a limited theatrical release in France for its movies that are playing at the Cannes Film Festival.

This marks the first year that Netflix has opened films at the prestigious film festival in the south of France. Two of its titles will be debuting in competition there: Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie “Okja” with Jake Gyllenhaal, and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller.

Netflix’s inclusion in the glitziest film gathering in the world shows just how far the new-media giant has come in a remarkably short time. It was only in 2015 that the company made its big push into producing its own films with “Beasts of No Nation.” But its iconoclastic distribution strategy, one that forgoes a traditional theatrical release in favor of launching directly to its streaming-service subscribers, has made it controversial, »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Netflix's The Week Of Reunites Adam Sandler and Chris Rock

25 April 2017 7:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Netflix announced today that comedy icons Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will reunite to star in a new Netflix original film set to begin production in Long Island, New York this summer. The Week Of will be directed by veteran Saturday Night Live writer and producer Robert Smigel. The movie covers the week of preparation for a wedding in which Sandler's daughter is marrying Rock's son. Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as producers and Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the script. The film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018. Here's what Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, had to say in his statement.

"Adam Sandler and Chris Rock are cornerstones of the Netflix comedy family and we are over the moon about these two legends reuniting to give our members worldwide a healthy dose »

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Netflix lines up new Adam Sandler project 'The Week Of'

25 April 2017 4:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project marks fourth in Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

Netflix said on Tuesday Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will star in The Week Of, a Netflix Original set to begin production in Long Island, New York, this summer.

Rock and Sandler last starred together in the Grown Up films (pictured) and will play fathers in the run-up to their children’s marriage.

Saturday Night Live writer-producer Robert Smigel will direct. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the screenplay and Sandler and Allen Covert will produce through Happy Madison Productions. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. 

The Week Of marks the fourth film in Happy Madison Productions’ original deal with Netflix that was extended recently to include an additional four features.

Netflix claims Sandler’s first three films in the deal – The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, and new release Sandy Wexler – are three of the biggest film releases ever to launch on the service »

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Netflix lines up summer shoot on 'The Week Of'

25 April 2017 4:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Project marks fourth in Adam Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

Netflix said on Tuesday Adam Sandler and Chris Rock will star in The Week Of, a Netflix Original set to begin production in Long Island, New York, this summer.

Rock and Sandler last starred together in the Grown Up films (pictured) and will play fathers in the run-up to their children’s marriage.

Saturday Night Live writer-producer Robert Smigel will direct. Sandler and Smigel co-wrote the screenplay and Sandler and Allen Covert will produce through Happy Madison Productions. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as executive producers. 

The Week Of marks the fourth film in Happy Madison Productions’ original deal with Netflix that was extended recently to include an additional four features.

Netflix claims Sandler’s first three films in the deal – The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, and new release Sandy Wexler – are three of the biggest film releases ever to launch on the »

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Noah Baumbach Tells All: 7 Things We Learned About His Craft During a Candid Tribeca Talk

25 April 2017 10:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Tribeca Film Festival has long boasted hot-ticket events under their “Tribeca Talks” banner, and last night’s hour-long discussion between filmmaker Noah Baumbach and his newly-minted star Dustin Hoffman (who leads the star-studded cast of Baumbach’s next film, the Cannes competitor “The Meyerowitz Stories”) was another insightful entry into one of their best series.

The pair took the stage at New York City’s own Bmcc Tribeca Performing Arts Center to chat about Baumbach’s life and work, and the surprising ways in which he’s changed and evolved as a filmmaker during his two-decade-long career. Her are the best bits (not including a small, but hilarious aside about how Baumbach initially bonded with fellow filmmaker Wes Anderson because they had the same notebook, the kind of detail even those two couldn’t make up).

Read More: Netflix Picks Up Noah Baumbach’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Starring Ben Stiller »

- Kate Erbland

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The Mystery of Kinka Usher

23 April 2017 9:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The answer to the eternal question: What ever happened to the director of ‘Mystery Men’?

The first thing to notice about Kinka Usher’s Twitter account — which we’ll assume is the real deal, even in the absence of a blue check mark — is its profile description: “I directed the movie that actually made All Star by Smash Mouth popular.” As far as legacies go, we can agree this would be an ignoble one, assuming that’s all there was to it. The description does not clarify the movie in question however.

So then, the second thing to notice, after a bit of scrolling, is the title of said movie: Mystery Men. The film, based on marginal superhero characters from an obscure comic book (where my Flaming Carrot fans at?) and released in 1999, stars Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, Janeane Garofalo, and an almost literally unbelievable list of others. Smash Mouth is indeed heard on the soundtrack »

- Daniel Reynolds

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Hit the Red Carpet With Their 15-Year-Old Daughter

18 April 2017 7:07 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor's daughter is getting so big! The actor hit the red carpet with his wife of 17 years and their 15-year-old daughter, Ella, in New York City on Monday night. The trio attended the opening night of the Broadway musical Groundhog Day, which is based on the classic 1993 film. Ella, who looks so much like her dad, rocked a cute turquoise dress while posing with her parents on the red carpet. This also isn't the first time this famous family has attended a premiere together. Back in 2016, Ben, who recently opened up about overcoming prostate cancer, had the support of Christine, Ella, and son Quinlin at the Zoolander 2 premiere in NYC. »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Where in the World is Gina Rodriguez? (Clue: She’s Everywhere)

17 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Meet the new voice of Carmen Sandiego.

The Golden Globe-winning actress Gina Rodriguez will be the new voice of Carmen Sandiego in an animated series that is currently in the works at Netflix, according to The Tracking Board. The series will be based on the 80s educational video game that inspired PBS’ early-to-mid 90s children’s game show, both called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Netflix still has yet to confirm the series, but The Tracking Board has said the streaming service “has ordered 20 episodes of the series, which aims to be as educational as it is entertaining, given the title character’s globetrotting adventures.”

So far what has been said about the adaptation seems to follow in the “educational” footsteps of its 90s predecessor, so we can expect to see a modernised version of the three gumshoes tracking Carmen Sandiego’s whereabouts. However, while the location of Sandiego’s whereabouts remains unknown, one »

- Sinéad McCausland

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What Movies Are Critics Most Excited to See at Cannes 2017? — Critics Survey

17 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV 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.)

The lineup for Cannes 2017 has finally been announced, and it’s a doozy. From the inevitable return of Michael Haneke to the shocking inclusion of television (albeit television from celebrated Cannes alumni David Lynch and Jane Campion), the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival promises to have something for everyone.

We asked our panel of critics to name the Cannes premiere they’re most excited to see, and their answers were unsurprisingly all over the map.

April Wolfe (@awolfeful), La Weekly

Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.”

My stomach knots are finally unraveling knowing that Ramsay’s about to unleash another »

- David Ehrlich

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Taking a Closer Look at the Cannes Line-Up

15 April 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Sophia Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos, Noah Baumbach, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and more…2017 Official Poster © Bronx (Paris). Photo: Claudia Cardinale © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images

The official lineup for the 70th Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 18–28, was announced April 13. While a few more screenings will undoubtably be added as we creep nearer to the festival, the selections announced feature a lot worth getting excited over — including, for the first time, two television shows (Twin Peaks and Top of the Lake) and a virtual reality film (Carne y Arena). Also, considering that The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled are both in the main competition, there is, assuming equal probability, an 11.1% chance that a film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell will take home the top prize. Considering

This year, the festival jury will be headed by acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, with French actress Sandrine Kiberlain presiding over the Camera d’Or jury and Romanian »

- Ciara Wardlow

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.” How the three films play in Cannes will determine if the Oscar perennial returns for another go-round.

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle. »

- Anne Thompson

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The Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2017: A Rundown

13 April 2017 1:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Cannes official selection is a mix of brainy competition auteurs, red-carpet star power, and the rarest breed — a handful of players who could return to North America as Oscar contenders.

Nicole Kidman will be stuffing her trunks with evening gowns, as she will need to walk the Palais steps at least four times: twice with Colin Farrell, for Cannes favorite Sofia Coppola‘s Civil War potboiler “The Beguiled” (Focus Features) and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24), both in Competition, and again for John Cameron Mitchell‘s midnighter “How to Talk with Girls at Parties” (A24) and a preview of Jane Campion‘s returning Sundance Channel series, “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Isabelle Huppert won the Cesar and was close — we think — to winning the Oscar for “Elle.” She’s back in two movies, “Happy End” (Sony Pictures Classics) by Michael Haneke, rejoining “Amour” co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant, »

- Anne Thompson

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Netflix Lands ‘Alex Strangelove’ From ‘Wilson’ Director Craig Johnson (Exclusive)

13 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix continues to add to its film chest, as the studio has acquired the rights to Craig Johnson’s “Alex Strangelove” with Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films on board to produce.

The movie was set up at STX Entertainment, but after having troubling getting off the ground, Johnson decided to shop the property elsewhere and Netflix was quick to move on it.

Johnson is writing and directing the pic with Jared Ian Goldman and Nicky Weinstock producing for Red Hour Films.

The film is a fresh and daring comedy about high school senior Alex Truelove, whose quest to lose his virginity — eagerly awaited by his patient girlfriend, and cheered on by his rowdy friends — launches him into a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of modern manhood.

Production is scheduled to start in May in New York.

Since naming mega-producer Scott Stuber as the head of its new film initiative, Netflix »

- Justin Kroll

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