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The Criterion Completion Hour 8

17 September 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

About the hour:

For those of you that follow this podcast regularly, you will notice that this episode has been a long time coming. If you’re finding this right after listening to Hour 7, then you haven’t noticed a thing! Either way, I’m hopeful that you will find this hour quite interesting whether you waited 8 months or 8 hours to hear it.

Hour 8 of The Podcast takes us down way below Rio to find out what people in Buenos Aires know of the Criterion Collection. Delfina Krusemann is a features reporter for La Nacion in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was lucky enough to be a part of an article she wrote in February of 2017 on the history of Criterion and it’s then new foray with TCM and FilmStruck into their streaming partnership. Ms. Krusemann and I exchanged a few emails, but unfortunately not much of my info made it into the article. »

- Keith Enright

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Film News Roundup: Alec Baldwin to Play John DeLorean in Untitled Documentary (Exclusive)

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

In today’s film news roundup, Alec Baldwin will portray John DeLorean in an untitled documentary, Anthony Mackie joins “The Hate U Give,” and country music star Trace Adkins comes on board “Motocross.”

Castings

Alec Baldwin has signed on to play John DeLorean in a series of scripted scenes that will be added to Xyz Films’ untitled documentary about Delorean, Variety has learned exclusively.

Supporting roles for the narrative scenes are currently being cast. Baldwin’s hair and makeup team from “Saturday Night Live” have also been enlisted to transform him into Delorean.

The film is directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce. Producers are Tamir Ardon, Xyz Films, and 9.14 Pictures. Ingenious is backing the project. Production is currently under way, with the narrative scenes to be shot shortly.

Sundance Selects is distributing the film domestically. It is scheduled to be released in 2018. The movie will covers the automaker’s rise to stardom and fall from »

- Dave McNary

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Kenneth Branagh Set for Top Honor at Britannia Awards

12 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Kenneth Branagh will have a big night Oct. 27. 

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has just announced that Branagh, 56, will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards. The event is scheduled to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with support from title sponsor Amd and presenting sponsors American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover. The evening will also see fellow honorees like Dick Van Dyke, Ava DuVernay and Claire Foy take the stage. British comedian Jack Whitehall is returning as host. 

“Kenneth is without question »

- Chris Gardner

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Claire Foy Crowned Britannia Artist of the Year

3 September 2017 12:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

She plays Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s “The Crown” and now Claire Foy is getting the royal treatment from her countrymen as recipient of the 2017 Britannia British Artist of the Year Award presented by Burberry. The honor is part of the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards, taking place Oct. 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“BAFTA is committed to celebrating extraordinary British talents on a global platform, and we could not think of a more deserving and timely honoree,” the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen said. “Claire is the perfect encapsulation of the enduring legacy of British talent succeeding on a global stage. Her performances this year have been nothing short of phenomenal.”

Foy joins honorees Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television, and Ava DuVernay, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by »

- Paula Parisi

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Claire Foy Named Britannia Awards' Artist of the Year

1 September 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

She already has the crown, and in October, Claire Foy will have some serious hardware to add to her list of achievements.

The Crown star has been selected to receive the British Artist of the Year trophy presented by Burberry at the 2017 British Academy Britannia Awards.

Jack Whitehall is hosting the event on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton, where fellow honorees Dick Van Dyke and Ava DuVernay will also take the stage. The ceremony is presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover.

“Claire is the perfect encapsulation of the enduring legacy of British talent succeeding on a »

- Chris Gardner

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SAG-aftra Election Ending Bitterly With 2000 Strike Still in Dispute

22 August 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Voting is ending for a particularly acrimonious SAG-aftra presidential election with results due to be announced as early as Thursday afternoon.

The counting of the ballots, with about a quarter of the 144,000 dues-current members expected to vote, will begin at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The contest has featured accusations of election fraud and bungling the recent contract negotiations (made by Esai Morales and Membership First); negligence on safety issues and allowing massive staff salaries (made by independent stuntman Pete Antico); and Membership First’s alleged incompetence in the 2008 negotiations and its long opposition to the SAG-aftra merger (made by the Unite for Strength faction headed by current president Gabrielle Carteris).

The divisions within SAG-aftra run deep and have existed for the past two decades. Remarkably, the two main factions — the moderate-leaning Unite for Strength and the self-styled progressives of Membership First — have managed to revive the debate over the six-month commercials strike in 2000. Supporters of the »

- Dave McNary

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Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

22 August 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

Freeman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear and a Kennedy Center Honor. SAG-aftra made the announcement Tuesday.

“I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part. He is innovative, fearless »

- Dave McNary

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Ava DuVernay to Receive Directing Prize at Britannia Awards

3 August 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has selected Ava DuVernay as the recipient of its John Schlesinger Britannia award for excellence in directing.

She joins previously announced honoree Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the award for excellence in television.  The awards will be presented on Oct. 27  at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Ava is both a fearless director and a champion of talent, who has used her platform to shed light on some of the most important issues facing the world today,” said Kieran Breen, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. “She has brought together talents from the U.S. and U.K. for her projects, and successfully crafted work that resonates with audiences around the globe, making her incredibly deserving of this honor.”

Past recipients include Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, Quentin Tarantino, and Kathryn Bigelow.

DuVernay has been nominated for an Oscar for the documentary »

- Dave McNary

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Ava DuVernay to receive BAFTA La honour

2 August 2017 6:41 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director’s credits include Oscar-nominated 13th, upcoming A Wrinkle In Time.

Ava DuVernay will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The Great Britain Campaign at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines. 

DuVernay joins previously announced honoree Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television. This year’s event will take place on October 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

Ava is both a fearless director and a champion of talent, who has used her platform to shed light on some of the most important issues facing the world today” BAFTA La chairman Kieran Breensaid. “She has brought together talents from the Us and UK for her projects, and successfully crafted work that resonates with audiences around the globe, making her incredibly deserving of this honour.”

Past recipients include Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Dick Van Dyke, Robert Wagner and Other Hollywood Legends Attend Funeral for Barbara Sinatra

2 August 2017 5:24 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lady Blue Eyes has been laid to rest.

Barbara Sinatra, who died July 25 at her home in Rancho Mirage, California from natural causes, was buried Wednesday in a star-studded funeral service. She was 90.

The service was held in Palm Desert, California, where a congregation of celebrities and friends remembered her, according to The Desert Sun.

Her longtime friend, Robert Wagner, delivered a moving eulogy, recalling the first time he met Barbara, before she was married to Frank Sinatra or Zeppo Marx.

“She was performing, the band was playing, the curtain was and out came this beautiful long leg in time with the music, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Mary Poppins: Dick Van Dyke Finally Apologizes for ‘Atrocious’ Cockney Accent

23 July 2017 6:48 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Upon learning the British Academy Film Awards is honoring him, Dick Van Dyke apologizes for his atrocious Cockney accent in 1964's Mary Poppins. »

- Jay Jayson

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Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'atrocious cockney accent' in Mary Poppins

21 July 2017 9:50 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Us actor apologises more than half century after ‘inflicting most atrocious cockney accent in history of cinema’ in Disney film

Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins.

The Us actor played chimney-sweep Bert in the film, and has been the subject of much teasing from fans about his famously off-radar accent.

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- Nadia Khomami

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Dick Van Dyke to receive Britannia award

20 July 2017 3:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Comedian ‘apologises’ for Cockney accent in Mary Poppins.

Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award For Excellence In Television from BAFTA La in October.

The celebrated actor and comedian will collect his honour at the 2017 Amd British Academy Britannia Awards on October 27 in Beverly Hills.

The 91-year-old entertainer has earned five Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into in Television Hall of Fame in a career spanning more than seven decades.

Television credits include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Jake And The Fatman, and Diagnosis Murder. In film he famously appeared in Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as well as Dick Tracy, and more recently the Night At The Museum films. He won a Tony for Bye Bye Birdie.

“I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema,” Van Dyke said »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Dick Van Dyke to Receive Britannia Award From BAFTA Los Angeles

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

Dick Van Dyke will receive this year’s Britannia Award for excellence in television from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.

This year’s event will take place on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Referring to his role in “Mary Poppins,” Van Dyke said, “I appreciate this opportunity to apologize to the members of BAFTA for inflicting on them the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to honor the iconic Dick Van Dyke at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards,” said Chantal Rickards, CEO of BAFTA Los Angeles. “We truly are in a golden age of television and we couldn’t think of a better way to recognize this than by celebrating someone who was at the forefront of making it the global medium that it has become. We look forward to his acceptance speech in whatever accent he chooses »

- Dave McNary

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Dick Van Dyke To Receive BAFTA’s Britannia Excellence In TV Award

20 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

BAFTA Los Angeles has kicked off the list of recipients for its annual Britannia Awards, announcing today that Dick Van Dyke will be honored with the returning Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at this year’s ceremony October 27 at the Beverly Hilton. The American star of iconic The Dick Van Dyke Show — who has five Emmy Awards, a Tony, a Grammy and a SAG Lifetime Achievement Award — will receive the Britannia honor, which is bestowed on “inspiring individuals… »

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Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!

17 July 2017 10:08 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, and Star Wars are among the highlights of D23!Tanner Zipchen7/17/2017 12:08:00 Pm

Another D23, a massive Disney fan event, is now behind us. Over the weekend, the Anaheim convention centre was transformed into the ultimate Disney fan HQ with autograph signings by stars, fan photo ops, and all kinds of exclusive merch. It also turns into the hub of entertainment news, with 3 days of big, star-filled panels. While that was happening, I was busy covering the red carpet behind the stage, talking with all the filmmakers and stars, while a crowd of thousands of fans erupted at the big announcements being made on the other side of the wall. I did run into a few Canadian fans on the convention floor over the weekend, but in case you weren’t there, »

- Tanner Zipchen

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We Finally Have More Details About Mary Poppins Returns (Including the Teaser!)

16 July 2017 9:35 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney has some incredible reboots in store, but one of the most highly anticipated has to be the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns. While nothing can top the original, the film has some incredible stars lined up, including cameos from the original cast! Not to mention, the production team certainly knows a thing or two about musical adaptations. Get all the details about the movie, as well as the release date, here. The Cast Emily Blunt will take on the coveted role of Mary Poppins, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter named Jack. The film also stars Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. Dick Van Dyke (who played Bert in the original movie) will also make a special appearance as Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will play the three new Banks children. »

- Kelsie Gibson

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At D23, Disney Showed Off Its Mighty Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar Muscle — Full Report

15 July 2017 5:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim once again demonstrated its unrivaled franchise power through Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar, as well as the unique mining of its animated legacy. And, in highlighting its social relevance, the emphasis was on diversity and unity in conquering prejudice and hate.

On Friday, the Expo was ecstatic over the hilarious clip of Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) getting snarky with all of the Disney princesses in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” (November 21, 2018) — the ultimate Mouse House strut. It was also refreshing to learn that Holly Hunter’s mom, Helen/Elastagirl, will be the star of Brad Bird’s “Incredibles 2” (June 15, 2018), picks up where the last one left off in 2004, with the Underminer (John Ratzenberger) wreaking havoc.

However, on Saturday, Disney wowed them with clips and behind-the-scene footage from “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “The Lion King. »

- Bill Desowitz

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Disney Announces 'Aladdin' Casting, Previews Live-Action 'Lion King,' 'Dumbo,' 'A Wrinkle in Time' and More at D23

15 July 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Walt Disney Studios used a portion of their live action panel during their fan expo, D23, to set the record straight on some recent rumors. "Some of which are true and some of which are not," president Sean Bailey explained.

What's not true? Rumors that the studio is having troubles casting the live-action Aladdin. Mena Massoud will play the titular prince of thieves, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) is playing Jasmine and Will Smith indeed has been cast as the Genie. This new iteration will pull from the animated classic, as well as folk tales of The One Thousand and One Nights.

Related: Disney & Pixar Animation Reveal New Details on 'Frozen 2,' 'The Incredibles 2,' 'Toy Story 4' and More During D23!

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Disney is also in pre-production on Mulan, while Dwayne Johnson will front a Jungle Cruise movie. Meanwhile, Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo recently began production in London, with a cast »

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Teaser: Watch Emily Blunt in Action

15 July 2017 12:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The most action-packed teaser for “Mary Poppins Returns” is here, and it’s certainly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Director Rob Marshall and Emily Blunt took the D23 stage together to present the sequel on Saturday.

Emily Blunt takes on the titular role that Julie Andrews embodied in the 1964 original. The long-awaited sequel reunites Poppins with Jane and Michael Banks, who are now adults. Following a family tragedy, Michael’s three children – Annabel, Georgie, and John — are left joyless and in need of a spoonful of sugar.

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The latest version also boasts a supporting cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, a street lamplighter who could well be an updated version of Dick van Dyke’s “chim chimney” sweep from the 1964 original film, Meryl Streep as Poppins’ cousin Topsy, who wasn’t in the earlier film, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, and Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins. Angela Lansbury »

- Seth Kelley

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