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53rd Chicago International Film Festival Capsule Review – Last Flag Flying (2017)

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“Those that have been following the acting career of Steve Carell are most likely aware that he has made attempts to shed his comedic image by taking on dramatic roles, particularly ones that also benefit from his natural timing for humor. However, in Last Flag Flying (the latest film from extremely talented writer and director Richard Linklater) Carell, playing a Vietnam War veteran 30 years removed from the hellacious horrors of war who in December of 2003 must bury his 21-year-old son killed over in Iraq, is fatigued and depressed. For as much screen time as Steve Carell has, the distant Larry (commonly referred to as Doc by friends) has very few lines. Still, every sentence of dialogue resonates, as Carell pulls off a masterful turn that plays to his expressive body language in ways unlike anything the veteran has ever done.”

Last Flag Flying screened at the Chicago International Film Festival. »

- Robert Kojder

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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

16 October 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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10 Oscar Underdogs Who Stand the Best Chance at Gold

16 October 2017 4:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ten months into the year, it’s hard out here for an Oscar contender. Being worthy of remembering, or being watched by Academy members, demands a warm film-festival reception, rave reviews, effective marketing and distribution, strong theater attendance, and word of mouth. Check out this curated (alphabetical) selection of long-shot performers who are worthy of Oscar consideration, but may see their movies get lost in the intense competitive awards shuffle.

1. Bryan Cranston

Category: Best Actor

Awards: Nominated for Best Actor by SAG and the Oscars for “Trumbo,” Cranston won three Best Actor in a Drama Emmys for playing Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and won SAG Best Actor in TV movie as Lbj in “All the Way.”

Last Hit: “Why Him?” ($60 million domestic)

Title: “Last Flag Flying” (Amazon Studios)

Bottom Line: This layered New York Film Festival opener stars Cranston in one of his signature large, colorful, entertaining performances as Sal, »

- Anne Thompson

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Brief Takes: Blade Runners, Tennis Stars, Feisty Queens, Fish Men

14 October 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In an effort to break out of my silence -- October is my favorite month so why has it been so hard? -- micro thoughts on 5 Oscar hopefuls I meant to review but didn't. Whoops. Please to discuss in the comments.

Battle of the Sexes (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)

The story of Billie Jean King's (Emma Stone) famous 1973 match with Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and her efforts to make women's tennis viable in a sexist industry

Capsule: A timely well-crafted look back to the beginnings of a gender war that's depressingly still raging and a soupçon of queer romance to give it unique personality. Dayton & Faris's light touch is the right choice for this briskly-paced but delicately felt recreation of a pivotal American moment. Emma Stone is perfection as the heroic tight shouldered athlete at the center. Just discussed on the podcast. B+

Oscar Chances: This one could go either way. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Lily Rabe Will Portray Liz Cheney In Annapurna Feature About Dick Cheney

12 October 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Lily Rabe has joined Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell and Tyler Perry in Adam McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney pic for Annapurna. Rabe will portray the 46th VP’s eldest daughter Liz Cheney who is the current Republican Rep. out of Wyoming. The film, which is being produced by Annapurna Pictures, Plan B and Gary Sanchez, is currently in production. Rabe, who was nominated for a Tony nominee for her work on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, recently… »

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Tyler Perry cast in Dick Cheney biopic as Colin Powell, Lily Rabe to play Liz Cheney

12 October 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed another addition to the cast of Adam McKay’s untitled Dick Cheney film, a biopic on the U.S.’ Vice President under George W. Bush, with Tyler Perry set to portray Colin Powell, Bush’s Secretary of State.

Powell played a very important part in the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He pushed for Bush to invade the country on intelligence that Saddam Hussein had manufactured weapons of mass destruction, but none of the weapons Powell had presented to the Un were ever found.

Christian Bale is leading the cast of the film as Dick Cheney, along with Amy Adams as Cheney’s wife Lynne, Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Steve Carrell as Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld.

Update: Deadline is now reporting that Lily Rabe (American Horror Story, The Wizard of Lies) has also joined the film as Liz Cheney, Dick’s eldest daughter. »

- Ricky Church

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Movie News: Tyler Perry to Play Colin Powell Opposite Christian Bale; 'Power Rangers' Live Touring Show Announced

11 October 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Dick Cheney: Known mostly for his own successful series of films, in which he stars as Madea, Tyler Perry has occasionally appeared in movies by other filmmakers, such as David Fincher's Gone Girl (above). He will next tackle the role of Secretary of State Colin Powell in Adam McKay's upcoming biographical movie about Vice President Dick Cheney. Perry joins Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell; the movie is currently in production. [Deadline]   Power Rangers: The latest version of Power Rangers (above) hit the big screen this past March to modest returns, but the popularity of the characters endures. Next, the lead characters will be the featured attractions in a live, interactive, mixed-media stage production. The tour will visit more than...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: Tyler Perry to Play Colin Powell Opposite Christian Bale

11 October 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Dick Cheney: Known mostly for his own successful series of films, in which he stars as Madea, Tyler Perry has occasionally appeared in movies by other filmmakers, such as David Fincher's Gone Girl (above). He will next tackle the role of Secretary of State Colin Powell in Adam McKay's upcoming biographical movie about Vice President Dick Cheney. Perry joins Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Sam Rockwell and Steve Carell; the movie is currently in production. [Deadline]   Power...

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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Last Flag Flying (2017)

9 October 2017 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last Flag Flying, 2017.

Directed by Richard Linklater.

Starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and J. Quinton Johnson.

Synopsis:

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Richard Linklater is a director who specialises in on the cusp, transitional dramas. Dazed and Confused sees a group of college kids on kick out day, the Before trilogy picks up with Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s characters at various crossroads points in their lives, and his masterful Boyhood is one glorious study of identity in transition as the central character grows from the age of 7 to 19 in front of our eyes. Even School of Rock culminates in the heartwarming progression from prep school snotnosers into fully fledged rock gods. »

- Sean Wilson

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Lff 2017: ‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Dir. Richard Linklater (2017)

9 October 2017 4:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Last Flag Flying review: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne star as three Vietnam war vets who take to the road in this warm, affecting tale from Richard Linklater.

Last Flag Flying review by Paul Heath.

Last Flag Flying review

Richard Linklater is enjoying quite the career now. Following his Oscar nominations for the brilliant 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood, his nostalgic look back at the 1970s, and indeed his indie masterpiece that is Dazed and Confused with the much-loved Everybody Wants Some!!, Linklater has now opted for something completely different – a character-driven comedy-drama based around the fall-out of war, loss and never leaving a comrade behind with Last Flag Flying.

Billed as a ‘spiritual sequel’ to Hal Ashby’s 1973 Oscar-nominated, Vietnam-set movie The Last Detail, a film which boasted the talents of Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young, Last Flag Flying is set in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. This story, »

- Paul Heath

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Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere

7 October 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Emma Stone is a vision in white!

The 28-year-old actress turned heads at the European premiere of Battle of the Sexes during the 61st BFI London Film Festival in England on Saturday.

She stunned in a gorgeous vintage-inspired Louis Vuitton gown with open shoulders, ruffled sleeves and silver detailing, finishing off her look with gold shimmering eyeshadow and a peach lip. The dress choice was quite fitting, as Stone was recently named the fashion house's latest ambassador.

Photo: Dave Hogan/Cf/Getty Images

Related: Emma Stone Had an Embarrassing Moment With Hillary Clinton Backstage at 'Late Show'

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Battle of the Sexes depicts the epic 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, who is played by Steve Carell.

At the premiere, Stone also posed with the tennis pro, as well as Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough, who stunned in an elegant red Ralph Lauren Collection dress.

Photo: Getty Images

Exclusive: Emma Stone on Why »

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Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere -- Pics!

7 October 2017 6:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Emma Stone is a vision in white!

The 28-year-old actress turned heads at the Battle of the Sexes European premiere during the 61st BFI London Film Festival in England on Saturday.

Donning a gorgeous vintage-inspired Louis Vuitton gown with open shoulders, ruffled sleeves and silver detailing, Stone looked fresh-faced with gold shimmering eyeshadow and a peach lip. The actress was also recently named the fashion company's latest ambassador. 

Photo: Dave Hogan/Cf/Getty Images

Related: Emma Stone Had an Embarrassing Moment With Hillary Clinton Backstage at 'Late Show'

Photo: Getty Images

Battle of the Sexes depicts the epic 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, who is played by Steve Carell.

At the premiere, Stone also posed with the tennis pro, Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough, who stunned in an elegant red Ralph Lauren Collection dress.

Photo: Getty Images

Exclusive: Emma Stone on Why Her Physical Transformation for 'Battle of the Sexes' Became 'Addictive' »

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How ‘Fargo’ Afforded Allison Tolman the Opportunity to Be Choosy About Her Roles (Exclusive)

6 October 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Since earning an Emmy nomination for her breakout role as Deputy Molly Solverson on the first season of Noah Hawley’s FX anthology series, Fargo, Allison Tolman has taken pains not to pigeonhole herself. But there is a common thread to her roles; she plays an "everywoman" just trying to live her life until she gets dropped into extraordinary circumstances.

When Tolman hears that description, she laughs with sudden recognition that, yes, certain roles appeal to her more than others. "I guess I'm not offered a lot of superheroes," she tells Et. "I tend to be drawn to the roles where women are the heroes of their own story, and most of those women are real women. They are just trying to get through the day and hold down a job. I think that that's enough of a challenge."

In the film Barracuda, which opens in limited release on Friday, Oct. 6, she »

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Ryan Gosling's Love Letters to Los Angeles

6 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ryan Gosling's most frequent co-star isn't Emma Stone. It's Los Angeles.

Over the past 10 years, Gosling has starred in seven movies where Los Angeles not only serves as the setting, but as a character. And he's the first to admit that the sunny, messy, dynamic sprawl is one of the keys to his storytelling.

"'L.A. worships everything and values nothing.' That was something my lady said to me one day, and I thought it was so funny I asked her if I could put it in the movie," Gosling told Et's Denny Directo during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where he was promoting 2016's La La Land. (The lady in question, of course, is Gosling's longtime partner Eva Mendes, although this being L.A., we do love the noirish connotations of him not identifying her by name.) "She was kidding, but it's a funny thing to say... I loved when »

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Movies to see this Thanksgiving weekend

5 October 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Movies to see this Thanksgiving weekendMovies to see this Thanksgiving weekendJenny Bullough10/5/2017 10:09:00 Am

Thanksgiving is all about family and togetherness, and of course food. But let’s be honest, sometimes you get to a point in the holiday where you need a little break. Maybe your mom or your aunt has started asking that dreaded “when are you going to settle down/get married/have kids” question, or you just can’t listen to your Dad and crazy Uncle Bruce debate over their different political opinions or sports team loyalties any more.

There’s no better escape than a Cineplex theatre, where you can get away from your family for a short but refreshing time and enjoy someone else’s drama! Here are our recommendations for movies to see this long weekend:

If you’re in the mood for action American Made

Veteran movie star Tom Cruise teams »

- Jenny Bullough

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Despicable Me 3, Captain Underpants, and more in our October Family Favourites!

5 October 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Despicable Me 3, Captain Underpants, and more in our October Family Favourites!Despicable Me 3, Captain Underpants, and more in our October Family Favourites!Jenny Bullough10/5/2017 10:04:00 Am

October is here and that means scarves, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything! And what better way to spend a chilly Saturday morning than with a family movie together? Every Saturday at 11am, select Cineplex theatres show classic and recent favourite family films for only 2.99 per person. Click here for more info, and check out our lineup for October!

October 7 – Firehouse Dog

Rex, Hollywood's top-grossing canine, is known for his athletic abilities and diva-like demeanor. While shooting a commercial a stunt goes awry, leading Rex's handlers to presume he's dead. But Rex is merely lost—alone, filthy and unrecognizable in an unfamiliar city. Chased by animal control, he’s taken in by Shane Fahey (Josh Hutcherson), a bright but rebellious 12-year-old whose »

- Jenny Bullough

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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Steve Carell Steals the Show in Richard Linklater’s New Drama [New York Film Festival]

5 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s one thing that Richard Linklater said while attending this year’s New York Film Festival that’s stuck with me: “To me, time and cinema are so intertwined that you can’t even separate them.” It’s a sentiment that’s similarly inextricable from his latest film, Last Flag Flying. There’s no escaping time. The movie is a snapshot […]

The post ‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Steve Carell Steals the Show in Richard Linklater’s New Drama [New York Film Festival] appeared first on /Film. »

- Karen Han

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Battle of the Tepid!

5 October 2017 7:27 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

There should be a disclaimer at the beginning of Battle of the Sexes: "This story is based -- loosely -- on real people and events."

Rather than telling the actual story of Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, and depicting their characters with something approaching authenticity and depth, the film is as two-dimensional as if it were Battle of the Sexes: The Leggo Movie. It is like watching a top tennis player get an easy overhead smash and dump it in the net -- or swing wildly and miss it entirely.

It's a Great story that deserves a far better telling. 55 year-old former world #1 Bobby Riggs challenges 29 year-old and current world #1 Billie Jean King to a $100,000 tennis match, in a circus atmosphere hyped as pitting women's lib against male chauvinism. But of course its real purpose was to make money, and bundles of it, for ABC (which aired »

- Mark Weston

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Baby Driver's Eiza González Talks Impeaching Donald Trump, New Projects and Why She Loves Being Latina

4 October 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Brought to you by the editors of People en Español. 

It-girl Eiza González reached stardom in her native Mexico as a telenovela star before landing a breakout role on T.V. series From Dusk Till Dawn in 2015. Since then, she’s nabbed a major part in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm and begun work on three new film projects. The Neutrogena Brand Ambassador is now using her ever-expanding platform to give voice to fellow Latinos in the United States in the wake of Donald Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for »

- Pia Velasco

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10 Actors to Watch: Timothée Chalamet Breaks Out in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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

Timothée Chalamet is one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here.

Chalamet was 17 — the same age as his character in “Call Me by Your Name” — when he met with director Luca Guadagnino about playing a bi-cultural, bi-curious teenager on the brink of experiencing an idyllic summer tryst. But it was another three years before they got the greenlight, which gave the young actor time to learn to speak Italian and play the piano well enough to appear natural at each for the part.

During that interval, Chalamet also had the opportunity to play smaller supporting roles opposite Matthew McConaughey (as his son in Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”) and Christian Bale (as a French immigrant enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry in “Hostiles”).

“What impresses me most with these guys is endurance. It’s about a certain explicit commitment to every scene, and to every part of the script,” says »

- Peter Debruge

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