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Film News Roundup: Meryl Streep Honored by Society of Camera Operators

Film News Roundup: Meryl Streep Honored by Society of Camera Operators
In today’s film news roundup, Meryl Streep gets honored by the Society of Camera Operators, Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” gets sold and Oscar Issac’s “Opreation Finale” gets a release date.

Streep Honored

The Society of Camera Operators is awarding Meryl Streep its President Award for Lifetime Achievement for her body of work, and her commitment to the craft of camera operating.

The group noted that Streep has been nominated a record breaking 21 times for an Academy Award and has won three times. She received a Best Actress nomination on Jan. 23 for “The Post.”

“Ms. Streep’s successes ranging from ‘Kramer Vs. Kramer,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and ‘The Post,’ which can currently be seen in theaters, are examples of her expansive creative genius, and the depth and variety of her performances,” the group said.

Streep will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement
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‘Oslo’ Tony Winner Michael Aronov Joins Cast Of Eichmann Film ‘Operation Finale’

‘Oslo’ Tony Winner Michael Aronov Joins Cast Of Eichmann Film ‘Operation Finale’
Exclusive: Michael Aronov, Tony winner for last season’s best play, J.T. Rogers’ Oslo, has been cast as an Israeli operative hunting for Adolf Eichmann in MGM's upcoming film Operation Finale, joining a cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley (as Eichmann), Melanie Laurent and Nick Kroll. The film chronicles the hunt and eventual capture by Israeli operatives of Hitler’s lieutenant and self-described “Jewish specialist.” Aronov will play Zvi Aharoni, an intense and…
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The Blacklist: Season 5; Aida Turturro & Michael Aronov Coming to NBC Series

EW reports The Sopranos' Aida Turturro will recur in the fifth season of The Blacklist TV show on NBC. She is playing a character named Hawkins, who is described as, "...the brilliant accountant for an unusual business who has saved her own skin by cutting a deal with the Feds against a former business partner she absolutely loathes." The Blacklist, season five, premieres on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:00pm Et/Pt on NBC. According to the report, Tony winner Michael Aronov has landed the recurring role of Smokey Putnum. He's described as, "...an expert in the art and science of logistics who once managed the travel arrangements of a magnificent, yet unusual, business, but has since fallen on hard times, currently on the run and accused of embezzling over $2 million." The Blacklist stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego
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TVLine Items: Amazon's Alt History, Sopranos Sis to Blacklist and More

TVLine Items: Amazon's Alt History, Sopranos Sis to Blacklist and More
HBO has had a rough time with #NoConfederate, but it looks like Amazon’s Black America is off to a much better start.

On the heels of the controversy surrounding HBO’s upcoming series Confederate — which is set in an alternate universe where slavery has remained legal — Amazon has announced that they are developing their own alt-history series from Roots Ep Will Packer and The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder.

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Black America explores a world where the newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery.
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‘Hello, Dolly!’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Stars Win at 71st Annual Tony Awards

Ben Platt, Bette Midler, “Dear Evan Hansen,” and “Hello, Dolly!” were among the big winners at the 2017 Tony Awards, the biggest night of the year for Broadway—and the American theater. Hosted by a lively Kevin Spacey and aired on CBS from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall June 11, the 71st annual Tony Awards ceremony was co-presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The night was a celebration of arts representation, the vibrancy of the Great White Way, and embracing individuality. “Don’t waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful,” said Platt in his rousing acceptance speech for leading actor in a musical. Laurie Metcalf of “A Doll’s House, Part 2” and Kevin Kline of “Present Laughter” took home the leading actor in a play awards. Cynthia Nixon
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2017 Tony Nominations Revealed: Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett & More

2017 Tony Nominations Revealed: Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett & More
While Hamilton dominated Broadway theater in 2016, this year's Tony nominations are more evenly distributed.

The 71st annual Tony Awards nominations were unveiled on Tuesday morning live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Announced by Jane Krakowski and Hamilton alum Christopher Jackson, the honorees were led by Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 with 12 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Josh Groban's role in the War and Peace-inspired story.

Related: Kristen Bell Shares Dax Shepard's Hilarious Review of 'Hamilton' After Seeing the Musical for the First Time

Dear Evan Hansen landed nine nominations, two of which were for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect). The stage adaptation of Groundhog Day and the 9/11 musical, Come From Away, rounded out the Best Musical noms.

Bette Midler also scored a Best Leading Actress nomination for her performance in Hello, Dolly! -- her
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Review: 'The Americans' finds the perfect devastating metaphor to start season 4

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Review: 'The Americans' finds the perfect devastating metaphor to start season 4
A review of The Americans season premiere coming up just as soon as my son buys his own cologne... "There's a limit to how much progress you can make if you're not honest about what's going on in your own life." -Sandra The Americans isn't always big on metaphor — the characters endure so much literal jeopardy and pain and angst that there's little need for embellishment — but "Glanders" ends on a doozy. Philip and Stan have just had a fight in the Jennings' garage — not because Stan has finally figured out who and what his neighbor really is, but because Stan misunderstands the nature of Philip's friendship with Sandra — and Philip has the very bad luck to get shoved right where he was keeping the sample of the eponymous virus. Stan leaves, Philip fishes out the tin containing the glanders sample, and carefully studies the vial to see if it
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New Quantico Episode 7,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

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Recently, ABC delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Quantico" episode 7 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Go," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as an explosive midterm exam gets thrown at the recruits, and more! In the new, 7th episode press release: The Recruits Are Tested On Everything They Know In An Explosive Midterm Exam, While In The Future, Alex Finds Nimah And Raina Who Provide More Questions Than Answers, On ABC's "Quantico." Press release number 2: It is going to be midterm exam time at Quantico where the Nats are given an explosive assignment which will result in some people going home for good. In the future, Alex will continue to try and clear her name, finding Nimah and Raina who will provide more questions than answers leaving Alex and the world to wonder, "who can you really trust?
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‘The Americans’ Season 3 Finale Postmortem: Joel Fields On the Martha Mystery, Reagan Speech

‘The Americans’ Season 3 Finale Postmortem: Joel Fields On the Martha Mystery, Reagan Speech
Warning: The following interview contains spoilers for the Season 3 finale of “The Americans” titled “March 8, 1983.”

How much longer can Philip and Elizabeth Jennings hide the truth? The carefully crafted lies of the undercover Soviet spies played by Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell are slowly leaking out. In the final four episodes of the season, their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip’s “second wife” Martha (Alison Wright), and now, it appears, Paige’s confidante Pastor Tim (Kelly AuCoin) all learned the couple’s true identities. During the FX drama’s eventful finale, Philip almost even came clean to Sandra Beeman (Susan Misner), the soon-to-be ex-wife of his FBI agent neighbor, Stan (Noah Emmerich).

Meanwhile, Stan saw his own covert plan to reunite with exiled lover Nina (Annet Mahendru) go up in flames when he finally revealed the details to horrified boss Agent Gaad (Richard Thomas). But even as Stan lost a friend in Gaad,
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The Drop Blu-Ray Review

Dennis Lehane’s books have yielded some terrific crime dramas set in Boston, from Mystic River to Gone Baby Gone, so it’s more than a little strange to consider that for The Drop, Lehane’s first screenplay, he adapted his short story “Animal Rescue” but traded in Dorchester for the mean streets of Brooklyn.

Why he made the change is unclear, but the modified setting is doubly interesting given that The Drop still feels very much like a Boston drama despite a few explicit references to the Big Apple. There’s little by way of scale on display, unusual for a film set in sprawling NYC, and director Michaël R. Roskam (coming off Bullhead, an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film) infuses many shots with a chilly melancholy and pervasive foreboding that we’ve come to associate with good old Beantown (or at least Hollywood’s impression of
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'Madam Secretary' react: The new face in DC and on CBS

'Madam Secretary' react: The new face in DC and on CBS
CBS’ new drama Madam Secretary can best be described as the D.C. follow-up to The Good Wife. They both feature spectacular-looking actresses in their late 40s playing women essaying roles often depicted on television by men, with a supportive husband (though in this case, for now anyway, hubby keeps it in his pants) and a winsome daughter and bright, could-be-trouble son. And both feature marvelous ensemble casts filled with TV veterans and newbies with their eyes on stardom.

After an opening that nearly tricks you into thinking you’re dipping into the new season of Homeland, Madam Secretary drops us in Syria,
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Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More

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Specialty Box Office Preview: James Gandolfini’s ‘The Drop’, ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them’, More
The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall’s awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week’s dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight’s The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby also joins the fray with a platform release. The film also has two accompanying titles told from the perspective of its two main characters, which will be released in more limited runs in October. Magnolia will open its thriller Honeymoon in a day and date release while Dada Films’ Swearnet: The Movie breaks a movie record with the most F-bombs ever. And Cohen Media Group’s My Old Lady bowed Wednesday in limited release.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Drop’

Toronto Film Review: ‘The Drop’
. Like an adorable puppy that turns out to boast an extremely sharp set of teeth, Hardy’s skillfully restrained performance as a mild-mannered Brooklyn bartender who finds himself an unwitting pawn in all manner of crooked schemes isn’t just the film’s strongest element; it’s the reason this serviceably constructed thriller remains as absorbing as it does, despite a succession of ham-fisted plot turns and goombah stereotypes. Dennis Lehane’s first adaptation of his own work feels minor compared with “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Shutter Island,” but it’s not without its low-key pleasures, including a sturdy final screen performance from the late James Gandolfini. Fox Searchlight should expect some decent dough from this Sept. 12 release.

Fans of Lehane’s pungent Boston crime fiction may be a bit surprised that the scribe has relocated his Dorchester-set short story “Animal Rescue” (the film’s original title) to
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Thoughts on Bet's Original Movie 'Gun Hill' (Starring Larenz Tate, Emayatzy Corinealdi) After Last Night's Debut?

Last night, Wednesday, July 2, at 9pm Et/Pt, Bet Networks premiered the original movie, "Gun Hill," staring Larenz Tate, and directed by Reggie "Rock" Bythewood ("Biker Boyz"). In the film, Tate portrayed twin brothers, Trane and Bird, on opposite sides of the law: Trane, a cop, and Bird, a con. On one fateful night in New York City, Trane is killed. Bird assumes his identity and begins his own search for redemption.  The film also featured Emayatzy CorinealdiMichael AronovPhyllis Yvonne StickneyTawny Cypress and Aisha Hinds. Consider it a backdoor...
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'The Drop' International Trailer Starring Tom Hardy

'The Drop' International Trailer Starring Tom Hardy
A Brooklyn bartender gets caught up in a robbery investigation that threatens to expose his neighborhood's secrets in a new international trailer for The Drop, following the domestic trailer released in April.

The plot, which author Dennis Lehane adapted from his own short story Animal Rescue, follows Brooklyn bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), who works for Cousin Marv, played by James Gandolfini in his final performance. Aside from slinging drinks, Bob also leaves money drops for local gangsters, although when his bar is robbed, the investigation threatens to expose the neighborhood's hidden secrets. In addition, we also have a new poster and photos for director Michael R. Roskam's crime thriller, co-starring Noomi Rapace, James Frecheville and Matthias Schoenaerts, arriving in theaters September 19.

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The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on
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'The Drop' Trailer Featuring James Gandolfini's Final Performance

'The Drop' Trailer Featuring James Gandolfini's Final Performance
James Gandolfini's final performance is put on display for the first time in the trailer for The Drop, formerly known as Animal Rescue. The late actor, who passed away in June shortly after wrapping on this crime drame, plays Marv, the employer and cousin of Boston bartender Bob Sacinowski (Tom Hardy), who gets caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad and the investigation that follows which uncovers secrets from the neighborhood's past. Noomi Rapace co-stars in director Michael R. Roskam's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story, arriving in theaters September 19.

The Drop is a new crime drama from Michael R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.
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Reign Sneak Peek: Francis Puts Himself in Danger to Protect Mary—Watch Now!

Reign Sneak Peek: Francis Puts Himself in Danger to Protect Mary—Watch Now!
Watch out, Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), your true feelings are showing! Though Francis decided to completely severe his relationship with Mary (Adelaide Kane) in the last episode of Reign, it seems the next King of France isn't ready to give up on the Queen of Scots just yet. (Feel free to rejoice at any time, Mary and Francis shippers!) We've got an exclusive sneak peek from tonight's episode of the CW's breakout hit, "Left Behind," which features Francis offering himself up as a hostage to a castle intruder in order to protect Mary...much to his mother Queen Catherine's (Megan Follows) chagrin! When Count Vincent (Michael Aronov) of Italy takes over the castle in order to avenge...
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