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Academy Award Film Series: Bardem Fights for Right to Die in Amenábar's 'Sea'

23 August 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Sea Inside': Javier Bardem and director Alejandro Amenábar. 'The Sea Inside': Outstanding supporting cast help to lift flawed Right to Die drama Alejandro Amenábar's The Sea Inside often verges on melodrama, featuring as its centerpiece a showy performance by Javier Bardem as a tetraplegic man eager to end his life “with dignity.” Its not inconsiderable flaws notwithstanding – including a simplistic “right to die” debate – this real-life-inspired drama is in and of itself both compelling and touching enough to merit a look; but what makes The Sea Inside a must-see are the superb performances of those in Bardem's periphery. The story revolves around Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem), a middle-aged man who has been bed-ridden and dependent on the care of others since a diving accident in his early 20s. (Hence the original Spanish title “Into the Sea.”) Yearning for freedom from his mostly immobile body, »

- Andre Soares

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Hilary Swank Surfaces in Sultry Photo Spread Ahead of New Starz TV Series

18 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Hilary Swank may have been mostly flying under the radar recently, but she’s as sultry as ever in a new fashion photo spread. She’s also got a new Starz television series in the works. Make way for a career comeback. Swank has signed on for a 10-episode arc on Starz in the “The One Percent,” co-created by Gonzalez Iñárritu, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Nicolás Giacobone and Armando Bo. She stars with Ed Harris and Ed Helms. [...]

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Apply for the Film Independent Spirit Awards!

13 August 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Film Independent has announced the official deadlines for submissions to its Film Independent Spirit Awards. Now accepting submissions for original content with a strong vision, the regular deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 22, with a late deadline extending to Tuesday, Oct. 13. “There are so many strong films this year, coming out theatrically as well as at the major festivals,” said Josh Welsh, President of Film Independent, in a statement. “We’re so excited to begin the process of considering all the great work that we’ll be recognizing at next year’s Spirit Awards.” Categories set to receive awards include best male and female leads, best female and lead supporting, best feature, best director, best cinematography, and others. The John Cassavetes Award, which is given to the best feature made under $500,000, will also be presented to a filmmaker.  Nominees will be announced Nov. 24. Filmmakers and artists who got their start at Film Independent include Ava DuVernay, »

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Hepburn Day on TCM: Love, Danger and Drag

7 August 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' "Summer Under the Stars" series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, Aug. 7, '15. (See TCM's Katharine Hepburn movie schedule further below.) Whether you find Hepburn's voice as melodious as a singing nightingale or as grating as nails on a chalkboard, you may want to check out the 1933 version of Little Women. Directed by George Cukor, this cozy – and more than a bit schmaltzy – version of Louisa May Alcott's novel was a major box office success, helping to solidify Hepburn's Hollywood stardom the year after her film debut opposite John Barrymore and David Manners in Cukor's A Bill of Divorcement. They don't make 'em like they used to Also, the 1933 Little Women »

- Andre Soares

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Hilary Swank Dines With Bachelorette Alum Kasey Stewart on 41st Birthday: Photo!

31 July 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Did she give him a rose? Hilary Swank chose a very special guest to join her on her 41st birthday: Bachelorette alum Kasey Stewart. The Oscar-winning actress went out to dinner with Desiree Hartsock’s former suitor on Thursday, July 30. The unlikely friends sipped on wine near a fireplace at Gjelina in L.A.'s Venice neighborhood. Fresh-faced Swank wore a black-and-white striped top, while the art director wore a white button-up. "Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul. @hilaryswank," Stewart, 31, captioned an Instagram photo of the twosome. (Stewart appeared [...] »

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Hilary Swank's Reality Check ... Nuzzling with 'Bachelorette' Contestant (Photo)

31 July 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Hilary Swank, a two-time Oscar winner who's dated Hollywood stars, has gone reality, because she's getting cozy with a former contestant from "The Bachelorette." Swank spent her 41st birthday Thursday night at Gjelina -- a popular restaurant in Venice, CA -- with Kasey Stewart, who was eliminated in week 9 during Desiree Hartsock's season of "The Bachelorette." Stewart posted, "Happy Birthday to this beautiful soul. @hilaryswank." This boy's not cryin'.  Turns out ... Swank and Stewart »

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'Bourne 5' Teams Tommy Lee Jones with Matt Damon

28 July 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While Universal Pictures and the filmmakers still haven't decided on an official title for the Untitled Matt Damon Bourne Sequel, the cast continues to grow. Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones has signed on for Bourne 5, portraying a "superior officer at the CIA." The role is being compared to the characters played by Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Brian Cox and Edward Norton in the first four Bourne movies.

Tommy Lee Jones will be joined by Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, Julia Stiles as Nicky Parsons and Alicia Vikander, whose role has not yet been revealed. We reported last month that Viggo Mortensen was being sought to portray the main villain, but his involvement has never been confirmed yet. Universal is also moving forward with a separate sequel for 2012's The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, but producer Frank Marshall has confirmed that there are no current plans for Jason Bourne »

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Fantasia 2015: ‘Tangerine’ may just be the most important film of 2015

16 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tangerine

Directed by Sean Baker

Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch

USA, 2015

Director Sean Baker (Starlet, Prince of Broadway, Take Out) was reportedly inspired to make Tangerine, after observing the customers of a donut shop in Hollywood’s red-light district. Tangerine’s stars are a pair of first-time actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. They play two trans sex workers – Sin-Dee, who’s just been released from a 28-day stint in prison for drug possession – and her best friend Alexandra who prepares for a gig singing at a local nightclub. The film follows the duo over the course of a day – opening on a donut shop which serves as one of the key locations the two transitioning male-to-female call girls hang out. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve at the sketchy intersection of Santa Monica and Highland in Los Angeles and Alexandra and Sin-Dee are sharing a red-and-green sprinkled donut. »

- Ricky

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Get The Look: Hillary Swank’s Embroidered Dress

8 July 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hilary Swank hosted the United Service Organizations’ Comfort Crew For Military event in a tight-fitting pencil dress in New York last Tuesday. Swank attended in a multi-patterned dress that featured a plunging neckline. The Oscar-winning actress was showing off her muscular figure and tones legs in the number. Swank paired the eclectic look with black strappy […]

The post Get The Look: Hillary Swank’s Embroidered Dress appeared first on uInterview. »

- Kelly Mena

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Hilary Swank on How to Overcome Sexism: ‘Just Don’t Be Afraid’ (Video)

7 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hilary Swank believes that the best way for women to overcome sexism is to focus on their own success and block out the external voices feeding their doubt. “Women are constantly objectified and trivialized,” Swank said in an interview with HuffPost Live. “I think we get caught up in the idea that if we don’t look a certain way, we won’t be loved. If we don’t act a certain way, we won’t be successful.” The Oscar-winning actress explained that the best way for women to support each other is to be an example and rise above those external pressures. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Legendary Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

6 July 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included “Nashville,” “Diner,” “The Karate Kid” and the trio of “Ocean’s Eleven” films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. He had been in poor health recently.

When he received Variety‘s Creative Leadership Award in 2013, Weintraub told Variety that he had a yacht and a Rolls-Royce, but was “not a big Hollywood guy.” Some would disagree. He was actually an old-school Hollywood showman, who understood the relationship between production and marketing. He was also a snappy dresser — his shoes were colorful and fun — who knew how to work the room and how to work the press: He was always available to the media and when he had a film in release, he knew how to maximize public awareness.

But the showiness was backed by hard work. His savvy came after decades of performing in many different jobs in the industry. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Legendary Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies at 77

6 July 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jerry Weintraub, the colorful and controversial producer whose films included “Nashville,” “Diner,” “The Karate Kid” and the trio of “Ocean’s Eleven” films, died Monday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77. He had been in poor health recently.

When he received Variety‘s Creative Leadership Award in 2013, Weintraub told Variety that he had a yacht and a Rolls-Royce, but was “not a big Hollywood guy.” Some would disagree. He was actually an old-school Hollywood showman, who understood the relationship between production and marketing. He was also a snappy dresser — his shoes were colorful and fun — who knew how to work the room and how to work the press: He was always available to the media and when he had a film in release, he knew how to maximize public awareness.

But the showiness was backed by hard work. His savvy came after decades of performing in many different jobs in the industry. »

- Carmel Dagan

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Hilary Swank reduces acting roles to care for her father

6 July 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Hilary Swank has turned down a number of acting roles in order to take care of her father.

Swank's father Stephen recently underwent a lung transplant and has moved in with the actress.

Swank told The Huffington Post that she wants to be there for her father in his time of need.

"I'm his sole caretaker right now," Swank said. "It's a certain amount of time, but in a lifespan it's a blink of an eye. There's been job opportunities I've passed on, and things that I said 'I can't', but really what we're here for is our family.

"There is nothing I want to do more other than being with my dad in this time of need. And if it wasn't me taking care of him, I think I would always look back and regret that opportunity to be able to care of him and help him through this extraordinary time. »

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Hilary Swank scaling back acting career to take care of ailing father

6 July 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Star of Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby says she has ‘passed’ on roles to help look after her father after his lung transplant

Two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank says she has been turning down roles in Hollywood to concentrate on caring for her elderly father.

The 40-year-old star of Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby told Huffpost Live she was happy to take time out to spend time with Stephen Swank, a former chief master sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard who recently underwent a lung transplant.

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Tune In: TV Summit Keynoters Look for New Ways to Target Core Series Fans

9 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Over the past decade, television has ballooned to such an extent in terms of content, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the ever-expanding slate of programming. But with niche audiences on the rise and budgets per show sinking, the challenge becomes how to create high-quality content without always having the benefit of a bottomless checkbook and the desired amount of production time.

“In an era of declining budgets, but increasing opportunity, you’ve just got to do everything,” says Tom Forman, CEO of Relativity Television.

Forman, along with Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, will deliver keynote addresses on the changing face and future of the television industry at Variety’s annual Tune In: TV Summit, held June 9 at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.

Both Forman and Albrecht agree that television is currently blessed with an abundance of content consumption, but is also contending with an increasingly segmented audience. »

- Seth Kelley

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Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Have ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion on ‘Comedians in Cars’

4 June 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a mini “Seinfeld” reunion on last night’s season six premiere of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and we loved every minute of it.

Jerry and Elaine reunited on Seinfeld’s Crackle web series to catch up, reminisce about their hit TV show, yada yada yada.

“You are the James Bond of comedy,” Seinfeld told the “Veep” star when she stepped into his 1964 Aston Martin. “Whatever the mission, you come in and kill it.”

The duo also spotted another A-lister, Hilary Swank, on the road. “You don’t bring any attention to yourself — at all,” Swank, who was driving a more modest Audi, joked.

Louis-Dreyfus is the last major “Seinfeld” alum (after Michael Richards and Jason Alexander) to appear on “Comedians in Cars.”

Although Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfus didn’t spill any secrets from the series, Alexander appeared on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reunite for ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ (Video)

4 June 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There was a “Seinfeld” mini-reunion on Jerry Seinfeld‘s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on Wednesday. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine on the popular NBC sitcom that ended its 9-season run in 1998, was the first guest of the Crackle series’ sixth season. Driving around in a 1965 Aston Martin DB5, the old cast mates spent the day together, talking about everything from “Seinfeld” memories to first jobs. Also read: Jason Alexander Reveals Why George Costanza's 'Seinfeld' Fiancee Susan Was Killed Off (Audio) At one point, the pair ran into actress Hilary Swank. “I guess we must live in Hollywood, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Have the Ultimate Seinfeld Reunion on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

3 June 2015 8:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

This is the best coffee run we've ever been a part of! After seeing the photos on-set and watching the sneak preview again and again, fans of Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis Dreyfus finally got the reunion they've been waiting for Wednesday night. As part of Seinfeld's popular series titled Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the former co-stars hopped in a fancy ride before going on a James Bond-inspired mission to the nearest diner for some drinks and chatter. It was everything you could imagine—the funny banter back and forth, running into Hilary Swank because its Hollywood, Drefyus dissing Seinfeld's interpersonal skills (but making note that he's nicer than Hitler). At »

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Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [May 22-24]

22 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.

5. The Liberator (Netflix)

While the idea of the historical epic has the ability to turn off a few cinephiles, this is a real gem of a film. From director Alberto Arvelo, The Liberator follows the story of one Simon Bolivar, with beloved Venezuelan thespian Edgar Ramirez in that very role. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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How Trans Roles Have Been Approached In Modern Day Film

21 May 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Transgender actress Laverne Cox in Orange Is The New Black, Jeffery Tambor in Transparent, and Eddie Redmayne in the upcoming The Danish Girl prove that transgender roles and how actors approach these have been the hot topic for a solid twenty years. The physical changes get audiences talking, with weight gain or loss and spending months dressed as the other gender becoming iconic to each trans role. Others choose a mental state of mind to embody the other sex. To celebrate the release of The New Girlfriend, in UK cinemas from 22nd May, we look at how career-defining transgender roles have been approached and become iconic.

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (1994) – Terence Stamp

Terence Stamp was initially reluctant to star in this role as transgender Bernadette. Ironic, considering that this film is the go-to for changing opinions of the Lgbt community and transgender roles on the silver screen. He did »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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