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Could Trumbo’s story of Hollywood’s shame hold the key for black actors now? | Michael Freedland

8 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When Kirk Douglas exposed the McCarthyite blacklist for the fraud it was, the Us film industry was free. Maybe the Oscars boycott could do the same

It was the time when Hollywood almost died of shame. They called it McCarthyism, although the junior senator from Wisconsin had less to do with it than you’d think. But it was watching the House Un-American Activities Committee that taught Joe McCarthy all he knew before he set up in business himself.

Related: Trumbo review – return to red-faced Hollywood's shame

For 12 years, people found themselves on a blacklist – a list that actually never really existed

Related: ‘Every country has its fearmongers’ – Bryan Cranston on Trumbo and Hollywood’s blacklist

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- Michael Freedland

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The Guardian film show: Dad's Army, Trumbo, Rams and Goosebumps - audio reviews

12 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This week’s film review show

Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team wonder who the makers of the Dad’s Army film are trying to kid; watch Bryan Cranston channel the spirit of a rebel hero in Trumbo, the story of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo; see brothers put each other through sheer hell in the Icelandic livestock drama Rams and see kids’ horror eat itself as the monsters of Rl Stine’s Goosebumps books leap from the page to terrify the author

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- Presented by Xan Brooks with Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes Produced by Rowan Slaney

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Oscar 2016 Hopefuls Have a Common Enemy: Father Time

4 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Time is on your side,” the Rolling Stones have long assured us, though the heavyweight roles nominated for 88th Academy Awards would sing a different tune. Time’s tendency to force or impede behavior had a significant impact on much of the year’s best acting.

Dramatically, you can’t go wrong by setting tight deadlines. In “The Big Short,” Michael Burry (Christian Bale) hurries to exploit mortgage bonds’ weaknesses before anyone else discovers them, and rushes to infer just the right moment to sell before the house of cards collapses.

In “Spotlight,” Mark Ruffalo plays reporter Mike Rezendes, who is always running against time. “There’s a sense of urgency to almost everything Mike does, as if there could never be enough time to get a source to talk, to get the documents, to write the story — it’s why he runs,” Ruffalo says. When proof is found of Catholic Church child abuse cover-up, »

- Bob Verini

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‘Every country has its fearmongers’ – Bryan Cranston on Trumbo and Hollywood’s blacklist

4 February 2016 9:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Breaking Bad star is getting political, playing a communist screenwriter in Trumbo, and Lyndon B Johnson in an upcoming HBO film. What does he think the McCarthy era can tell us about the rise of Trump and Cruz?

‘Yes, I’m often naked,” says Bryan Cranston. In this case, he’s speaking of a particularly vulnerable moment in his new movie, Trumbo. The film tells the story of the screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, perhaps the best known of the Hollywood 10, who in 1947 were jailed and blacklisted for alleged communist sympathies. When Trumbo reports to jail, he submits to a humiliating strip-search – it’s the moment when the power of the state is brought metaphorically to bear upon one helpless man.

Related: Trumbo review – return to red-faced Hollywood's shame

Related: Hollywood blacklisted my father Dalton Trumbo: now I’m proud they’ve put him on screen

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- John Patterson

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‘Every country has its fearmongers’ – Bryan Cranston on Trumbo and Hollywood’s blacklist

4 February 2016 9:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Breaking Bad star is getting political, playing a communist screenwriter in Trumbo, and Lyndon B Johnson in an upcoming HBO film. What does he think the McCarthy era can tell us about the rise of Trump and Cruz?

‘Yes, I’m often naked,” says Bryan Cranston. In this case, he’s speaking of a particularly vulnerable moment in his new movie, Trumbo. The film tells the story of the screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, perhaps the best known of the Hollywood 10, who in 1947 were jailed and blacklisted for alleged communist sympathies. When Trumbo reports to jail, he submits to a humiliating strip-search – it’s the moment when the power of the state is brought metaphorically to bear upon one helpless man.

Related: Trumbo review – return to red-faced Hollywood's shame

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- John Patterson

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The Guardian film show: Dad's Army, Trumbo, Rams and Goosebumps - video reviews

4 February 2016 9:25 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team wonder who the makers of the Dad’s Army film are trying to kid; watch Bryan Cranston channel the spirit of a rebel hero in Trumbo, the story of blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo; see brothers put each other through sheer hell in the Icelandic livestock drama Rams and see kids’ horror eat itself as the monsters of Rl Stine’s Goosebumps books leap from the page to terrify the author

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- Guardian Staff

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Trumbo - video review

4 February 2016 8:57 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw review Trumbo, a biopic about the 1950s screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted by Hollywood for his communist beliefs. The film, which stars Bryan Cranston as the writer of Roman Holiday and Spartacus, follows Trumbo through his 11-month imprisonment and subsequent vindication, which was spurred in part by Spatacus star Kirk Douglas. Trumbo, which also stars Helen Mirren and Elle Fanning, is release in the UK on 5 February

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- Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw, Dan Susman, Adam Sich and Joan Portillo

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Trumbo review – return to red-faced Hollywood's shame

4 February 2016 7:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated Bryan Cranston toys theatrically with the role of a persecuted screenwriter in a heartfelt account of the anticommunist witch-hunts of the 50s

It falls to Jay Roach, director of the Austin Powers movies, to make this heartfelt, stolid picture about an important period in American history: the petty Maoism of 1950s Hollywood, when studios voluntarily submitted to their own self-purifying “blacklist” to appease anti-communist witch-hunters in Congress on the House Un-American Activities Committee, or Huac. The movie business wouldn’t hire communists and encouraged Washington’s grisly new public theatre of denunciation and shame, with witnesses permitted to save their skins by identifying reds under the Tinseltown bed – naming names.

The most famous Hollywood victim was the productive, talented and wealthy Dalton Trumbo, played here by Bryan Cranston. Once the best-paid screenwriter in the business, and also the most prominent Communist party member, Trumbo refused to cooperate with the committee. »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Interview – Dame Helen Mirren talks Trumbo

4 February 2016 6:57 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Trumbo hits UK cinemas this Friday 5th February. Our friend James Kleinmann got to chat with the legendary actress Helen Mirren for her role in the movie as Hedda Hopper. In the interview we get to hear what surprised her the most about the astonishing true story about Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), a top Hollywood

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- David Sztypuljak

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

4 February 2016 6:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Indiewire Awards Season Spotlight The only acting race with a full-on frontrunner that seems extremely unlikely to lose come Oscar night, best actor is all about Leonardo DiCaprio. You'd be unwise to think Leo won't be giving his first speech on the Oscars stage on February 28, for the only other contender with some critical support is Michael Fassbender, though even he is way back in second place. Below is Anne Thompson's take on how things might shake down in the race for best actor. Check out Thompson on Hollywood's Oscar predictions page for more awards season analysis. Click here for more category breakdowns on Indiewire. Nominees:Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo")Matt Damon ("The Martian")Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant")Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs")Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl") Predicted Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio Potential Spoiler: Michael Fassbender For more insight into the 2016 awards season, »

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Box Office Democracy: Kung Fu Panda 3

4 February 2016 3:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I had no interest in seeing either of the first two Kung Fu Panda movies. I thought they were a place for a brand of Jack Black shtick that I had grown tired of by the time 2008 got here (for the record: peak Jack Black was 2003’s School of Rock). I had a strong idea of what these movies were, and I didn’t want anything to do with it. As far as Kung Fu Panda 3 is concerned, I was wrong. This is a charming movie, a funny movie, sometimes even a touching movie. I regretted nothing about my time spent watching Kung Fu Panda 3, and it’s the first movie of 2016 to make me feel that way.

Kung Fu Panda 3 tells a story I was happy to hear told. Po (Black) is told he needs to start teaching the rest of his action team (voiced by »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Film Review: Trumbo

4 February 2016 1:02 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Director Jay Roach turns his attention to legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the aptly named Trumbo, based on the biography by Bruce Alexander Cook. A noted communist who tirelessly fought for the rights of blacklisted writers in Golden Era Hollywood, Trumbo is a fascinating figure who is so ingrained in the fabric of tinsel town's century-old history, though exactly why his work was so highly regarded - and successful - is lost in the mire of this glossy, ham-fisted biopic that settles for surface-level summations. Seamlessly seguing from one colossal character - Breaking Bad's meth kingpin Walter White - to another, Bryan Cranston gives a typically studied, full-bodied and quite remarkable performance as the titular Trumbo, a man who wears his political beliefs on his sleeve and whose services are called upon to rescue flailing productions - as well as write award-winning scripts of his own.

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- CineVue UK

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First trailer & poster for ‘Get A Job’

3 February 2016 2:04 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in Get A Job, a wickedly funny comedy about making it in the real world from Roger Dodger director Dylan Kidd, which was shot way back in 2012 and is only now seeing the light of day!

Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.

Get A Job will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand – in the Us – on March 25th. No word on a UK release as yet. Check out the first trailer and poster for the film below:

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- Phil Wheat

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Trailer and Poster Hit for Get A Job

3 February 2016 1:41 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate Premiere has released the trailer their upcoming film Get A Job, starring Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Marcia Gay Harden, Ravi Patel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jorge Garcia.

The film was directed by Dylan Kidd from a screenplay written by Kyle Pennekamp & Scott Turpel.

Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, and Bryan Cranston star in this wickedly funny comedy about making it in the real world. Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will (Teller) and Jillian (Kendrick) who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs.  But with help from their family (Cranston), friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don't see coming.

Get A Job will be In theaters & On Demand March 25, 2016.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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‘Better Call Saul’s’ Bob Odenkirk, Showrunners Talk Jimmy McGill’s Transition to Saul Goodman at Season 2 Premiere

3 February 2016 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At the Season 2 premiere of “Better Call Saul” at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City on Tuesday night, Bob Odenkirk weighed in on his character’s transition from Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman.

“I think it’s a big drop off,” Odenkirk said. “It’s a slow journey, and then all of a sudden, he finds himself as Saul, I think that’s how it is going to go. My gut tells me he fights like hell to not be Saul, and then he just gives up for some reason that’s probably pretty potent and painful.”

The executive producers and showrunners of “Better Call Saul,” Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, said the timeline for when Jimmy would become Saul has been in constant flux.

“In the early going, we thought he would become Saul Goodman by the end of the season, or maybe by the middle of Season 1,” Gilligan said. »

- Jacob Bryant

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Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller Face Some Harsh Realities in the Get a Job Trailer

3 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller already sound like a dream team. Pair them with a movie called Get a Job, and it seems inevitable that it's going to be hilarious, right? Not exactly. The two are starring as recent college graduates whose hopes for postgrad success are dashed when they realize the job market is crazy-hard to break into. If you've ever had a rough time getting a paying gig, you'll know how they feel. Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, and John Cho are all costarring in the movie, out on March 25. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Watch: 'Get a Job' is the Star-Studded Comedy You Had No Idea Existed Until This Trailer

3 February 2016 10:42 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Many years ago, up-and-coming actors Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick were cast in Dylan McKidd's "Get a Job," which chronicles the ups and downs of finding a job when you're a recent college graduate. Partnering two of the best young actors on the planet seemed like a solid choice at the time, as did rounding out the cast with the likes of Bryan Cranston, John Cho, Alison Brie and Marcia Gay Harden, among many others. The only problem: This was way back in 2012. Read More: Watch: 'The Skinny' Trailer Puts a Dark Comedic Spin on YouTube Stardom Flash forward four years, and it looks like "Get a Job" is finally seeing the light of day in theaters and on VOD this March, but it arrives with more of a "wait, what the heck?" thud than any kind of real anticipation. After all, if a movie with this much talent took »

- Zack Sharf

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Get a Job Trailer: Laugh Along With Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller, Chronic Underemployment, and Student-Loan Debt

3 February 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Get a paper bag to hyperventilate into, and get ready to laugh! The first trailer for CBS FilmsGet a Job features Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller losing their jobs, sobbing, struggling with money, disappointing Bryan Cranston, and eventually coming to terms with postgraduate unemployment. In all seriousness, though, it looks very charming. Having shot the film in 2012, Anna Kendrick herself assumed Get a Job, directed by Roger Dodger’s Dylan Kidd, would never be released. Fortunately for the filmmakers, being $90,000 in debt is a timeless topic that viewers of all ages and in all eras can enjoy. »

- Halle Kiefer

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Get A Job Trailer Has Anna Kendrick And Miles Teller Go For Broke

3 February 2016 10:02 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anna Kendrick and Miles Teller star as two down-on-their-luck college graduates struggling to make ends meet in the first Get a Job trailer, which is now finally on the verge of release.

First hatched in 2012, the dramedy appeared to bring together all then necessary ingredients for a sure-fire hit, chiefly former Community star Alison Brie and a Bryan Cranston who was still considered the apex predator of Albuquerque at the time. But then, Get a Job was ordered to the shelf where it’s remained ever since, a fate that even led Kendrick to question whether the film would ever see a release.

Now, out of the blue, CBS Films and Lionsgate Premiere has whipped Dylan Kidd’s picture into shape, premiering the first trailer and poster ahead of a limited theaterical release next month. Also starring Superbad alum Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, John Cho, John C. McGinley, Nicholas Braun, »

- Michael Briers

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First Trailer for Long-Delayed Comedy ‘Get a Job’ With Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick & More

3 February 2016 9:17 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If you believe everyone looks a bit younger than normal in the first trailer for Get a Job, you are not mistaken. Shot back in 2012, the latest film from Dylan Kidd (Rodger Dodger, P.S.) was going through undisclosed behind-the-scenes struggles that led some of its stars to believe it may never see a release. Well, it looks like Lionsgate Premiere has picked it up and it’ll now be arriving next month.

Starring Miles Teller, Anna Kendrick, Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Marcia Gay Harden, John Cho, John C. McGinley, Nicholas Braun, Brandon T. Jackson, and more, it follows a group of recent graduates attempting to cope with the current (or 2012, rather) job market. The first trailer doesn’t sell a great film, but hopefully there will be something worthwhile here coming from the talented cast and director. Check it out below along with the poster.

Get a Job opens on March 25th. »

- Jordan Raup

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