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F. Gary Gray's Furious Tendencies

18 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A Man ApartIn October 2016, Vin Diesel revealed that the director of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the multi-billion dollar series of films, would be none other than F. Gary Gray. To those familiar with his work, it seemed like a natural fit. Gray has worked in Hollywood for over twenty years and is one of the most financially successful black directors in history. Coming off of the massive success of Straight Outta Compton (his second film to gross over $100 million dollars at the domestic box office, after 2003’s The Italian Job), Gray seemed like the ideal choice for the latest Fast and Furious installment, where he could return to his cinematic trademarks: guns, heists, fast cars and racially diverse ensembles.  These elements were staples of Gray’s work even before his first feature in 1995. Gray, a South Central Los Angeles native, began as a cameraman for Bet and Fox, »

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängers

20 April 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Celebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersCelebrate National Look-Alike Day with these 7 famous doppelgängersAdriana Floridia4/20/2017 9:40:00 Am

Today is National Look-Alike day, and so naturally we're here to take a look at some startlingly similar actors and actresses in film.

Have you ever watched a movie thinking it was one actor on screen, only to realize later that it was actually someone who just looked a lot like them? We've been there, and we'll admit that we've mixed up these actors before. Who hasn't thought that Frodo was Harry, and Harry was Frodo? We've also confused Gandalf and Dumbledore, but we're trying to put that one behind us. 

The following actors could quite possibly be related, if we looked at their ancestral charts. If that's not the case then we can't explain the phenomenon of their nearly identical likenesses. We wish we had a celebrity twin.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Mississippi Grind’s Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck will direct Captain Marvel

20 April 2017 3:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The filmmaking due of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have reportedly been line-up to direct Marvel Studios’ planned Captain Marvel movie. The film has a release date set for the spring of 2019 and Brie Larson has already been set to the play the title character. More on the Captain Marvel movie directors below.

Marvel

Boden and Fleck are responsible for the likes of Half Nelson and It’s Kind Of A Funny Story and have also directed a couple of episodes of the TV dramas The Affair, The Big C and Billions with Damien Lewis and Paul Giamatti. As choices go, this is a big tick in our honest opinion for the Captain Marvel – able filmmakers with an incredible indie sensibility.

The character of Captain Marvel is also known as Carol Danvers, whose powers include flight, enhanced strength, durability and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands. »

- Paul Heath

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‘American Horror Story’s Denis O’Hare Boards ‘Private Life’

19 April 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Denis O’Hare has been cast in the Netflix drama film Private Life, joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon. Tamara Jenkins is directing the pic from her own screenplay, which is about an author (Hahn) who is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge. O’Hare will co-star as fertility specialist Dr. Dordick. Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu are producing. O’Hare, a recurring… »

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Damian Lewis webchat – your questions answered on Brexit nationalists, Eton and noisy theatregoers

19 April 2017 7:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Homeland and Billions star, now starring in The Goat, talked sweet packets, war heroes and the myths of private education

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Au revoir, thanks for reading. Thanks for being online, and I hope this answers some of your questions. Toodle pip - and come as see The Goat!

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SkavArt asks:

Earlier in the year you commented that it was “a nonsense” that only privately educated actors were becoming dominant in acting. Don’t you feel that, due to the lack of funding in all the arts, such as the removal of grants and increase course fees, that it’s becoming less diverse? That there isn’t the healthy mix of students from different backgrounds that there once was?

You're right, we have to protect against lack of diversity. If theatre, film, TV, dance, opera, ballet are going to remain true artforms, they must be reflective of all society. »

- Guardian Staff

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Billions: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three on Showtime?

18 April 2017 12:09 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchHave the mighty fallen? Will the Billions TV show be cancelled or renewed for a third season on Showtime? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Billions season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Showtime premium cable channel, the Billions TV show stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Malin Åkerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashād. Eric Bogosian will recur and Mary Louise Parker will guest star in season two. Billions follows U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and self-made billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). The second installment picks up right after the season one finale, which ended in a confrontation between Rhoades and hedge fund king "Axe." Now, the duo will engage in a "scorched-earth battle" »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Giveaway – Win Madame Bovary on DVD

15 April 2017 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Madame Bovary – on DVD 24th April – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

A lavish, sensuous and iconic adaptation of the classic novel by Gustav Flaubert, with a stunning all-star cast including Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

Young beauty Emma Bovary impulsively marries a small-town doctor in order to leave life on her father’s pig farm far behind. She soon becomes bored with her mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside her marriage.

Upon meeting the romantic Leon Dupuis, who infects her with wanderlust, and the seductive Marquis, who steals her heart, Emma recklessly pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever the price might be…

Order here.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, April 30th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Outsiders’ Canceled After Two Seasons on WGN America

14 April 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Outsiders” has been canceled after two seasons at WGN America, Variety has learned.

The drama series follows the exploits of the Farrell clan, a Kentucky family that has lived atop Shay Mountain for over 200 years. But their off-the-grid way of life is threatened when a coal company decides to strip mine the mountain, leading to serious confrontations between the Farrells and the world below.

Peter Kern, interim president and CEO of Tribune Media issued the following statement on the series:

“After three years of investing in marquee, brand-defining dramas, WGN America has successfully expanded its audience, its reach, and its presence in the minds of viewers. In our next phase, we intend to expand our original and unique content to continue growing our relevance and appeal to the widest possible audience. To achieve this, we will be reallocating our resources to a more diverse programming strategy and to new structures, enabling »

- Joe Otterson

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Competition: Win a DVD of ‘Madame Bovary’ starring Ezra Miller

13 April 2017 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Madame Bovary – on DVD 24th April – we are giving away a copy courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. A lavish, sensuous and iconic adaptation of the classic novel by Gustav Flaubert, with a stunning all-star cast including Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

Young beauty Emma Bovary impulsively marries a small-town doctor in order to leave life on her father’s pig farm far behind. She soon becomes bored with her mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside her marriage. Upon meeting the romantic Leon Dupuis, who infects her with wanderlust, and the seductive Marquis, who steals her heart, Emma recklessly pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever the price might be…

Order today: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madame-Bovary-dvd-Ezra-Miller/dp/B01N9TEE7X/ref=sr_1_2_twi_dvd_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492000385&sr=8-2&keywords=madame+bovary+dvd

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- Phil Wheat

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Billions: Season Three; Asia Kate Dillon Becoming Series Regular

11 April 2017 8:54 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Taylor Mason is sticking around. Deadline reports Asia Kate Dillon has been promoted to series regular for season three of the Showtime TV series Billions.Dillon plays "financial whiz" Taylor Mason on the drama, which also stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, and Condola Rashad. Showtime renewed Billions for a third season in March.Read More… »

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Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release

22 March 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Battle of the Sexes

Emma Stone just won her first Oscar in February, and the “La La Land” actress may be in running for the 2018 Academy Awards as well. Fox Searchlight has announced an awards-friendly release date for Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes,” Deadline reports. The film will hit theaters September 22. Stone stars in the tennis comedy alongside her “Crazy Stupid Love” co-star Steve Carell.

The film chronicles the “legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world №1 Billie Jean King,” the source summarizes. The 29-year-old King handily defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in one of the most-watched sports events of all time.

Penned by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Battle of the Sexes” co-stars Elisabeth Shue (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Andrea Riseborough (“Bloodline”), Sarah Silverman (“Masters of Sex”), and Bill Pullman (“The Equalizer”).

Carell appeared in Faris and Dayton’s feature debut, 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine.” The comedy, which follows a dysfunctional family as they embark on a road trip to a beauty pageant, received four Oscar nominations including Best Picture, and took home two trophies. The collaborators’ critically acclaimed follow-up, 2012’s “Ruby Sparks,” was written by Zoe Kazan, who also starred in the unconventional romantic comedy about a writer (Paul Dano) who writes a love interest into existence (Kazan).

There have been previous films about the King-Riggs match, including Jane Anderson’s 2001 TV movie “When Billie Beat Bobby” starring Holly Hunter, and James Erskine and Zara Hayes’ 2013 documentary “The Battle of the Sexes.” The epic rivalry between King and Riggs will be depicted by Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect” franchise) and Paul Giamatti (“Billions”) in an upcoming HBO film, and serves as the inspiration behind “Balls,” an upcoming opera from composer Laura Karpman and librettist Gail Collins.

Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton’s “Battle of the Sexes” Gets Awards-Friendly Release was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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Tamara Jenkins to Direct “Private Life,” Starring Kathryn Hahn and Molly Shannon

20 March 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Tamara Jenkins: Nyu Tisch School of the Arts

It’s been a decade since Tamara Jenkins released her last film, but the writer-director has a project on the way, and it sounds amazing: “Private Life,” a Netflix original film, will star Kathryn Hahn (“Bad Moms”), Paul Giamatti (“Billions”), and Molly Shannon (“Divorce).

Variety reports that the drama centers on a couple (Hahn and Giamatti) “in the throes of infertility, trying to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.” Shannon, who recently won an Independent Spirit Award for her supporting turn in “Other People,” plays a friend of the couple.

Stefanie Azpiazu (“Enough Said”) and Anthony Bregman (“Foxcatcher”) are producing, and filming is slated to kick off next month.

Jenkins most recently directed “The Savages.” The critically-acclaimed 2007 dramedy centers on adult siblings (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) dealing with their father’s ailing health. The film earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Jenkins also wrote and directed the 1998 cult classic “Slums of Beverly Hills,” starring Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is the New Black”).

“Writing is weird and lonely and makes you grumpy and strange,” Jenkins has said of the writing process. She emphasized, “To write you really should be writing every single day to keep the muscle going. But then if you write and make a movie, the year of working on the movie goes by and then you’re supposed to start writing again and you have kind of forgotten how.”

Tamara Jenkins to Direct “Private Life,” Starring Kathryn Hahn and Molly Shannon was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Laura Berger

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‘The Savages’ Director Tamara Jenkins to Helm Molly Shannon-Starring Netflix Drama ‘Private Life’

16 March 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been exactly 10 years since Tamara Jenkins made her last feature film, “The Savages.” Now, the director returns with “Private Life,” as reported by Variety. The Netflix drama stars Molly Shannon, who just won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role in “Other People,” where she plays a mother dying of cancer.

Read More: John Krasinski to Direct Emily Blunt in Supernatural Thriller ‘A Quiet Place

Per the film’s official plot synopsis, the film follows “Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, [who] try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, they reconsider.” Read More: Jennifer Aniston Joins Cast of Anne Fletcher’s ‘Pitch Perfect’-Esque Indie Teen Comedy

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- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘The Savages’ Director Tamara Jenkins Returns with ‘Private Life’

15 March 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This year will mark a decade since the release of The Savages, the second feature from Slums of Beverly Hills director Tamara Jenkins. Starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, it was a powerfully-acted, perceptive look at familial struggle, and we’ve been waiting ever since for her follow-up. 10 years later, it is finally coming and a cast has already been set.

Financed and distributed by Netflix, Private Life stars Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Shannon, and John Carroll Lynch. Jenkins’ script follows a married couple (Giamatti and Hahn) who are struggling with infertility and its damaging effect on their relationship, but when their niece offers up her eggs, things change. Shannon, who picked up an Indie Spirit award for Other People this year, will play the niece’s mother, while Lynch plays Giamatti’s brother and Shannon’s husband.

Produced by Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu (Enough Said, Indignation »

- Jordan Raup

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WWII Thriller The Catcher Was A Spy Casts Mark Strong As Werner Heisenberg

14 March 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting on WWII thriller The Catcher Was a Spy has ended on a triumphant high note: Mark Strong has closed a deal to play Werner Heisenberg, the renown German theoretical physicist who gained notoriety after becoming one of the principal scientists fuelling the Nazi German nuclear weapon project circa 1939.

Deadline has the scoop, confirming that Strong is the final addition to an all-star cast, one comprised of Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Daniels, Sienna Miller (The Lost City of Z), Giancarlo Giannini and Paul Rudd as the titular character, Moe Berg. During the height of World War II, Berg, a multilingual pro baseball player, spent his time off the field moonlighting as a secret agent for the Office of Strategic Services – the governmental agency that would go on to become the CIA – accepting assignments all across the Caribbean, South America and even mainland Europe.

Nicholas Dawidoff’s 1994 biography The Catcher Was A Spy »

- Michael Briers

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Molly Shannon to Star With Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn in Netflix Film ‘Private Life’ (Exclusive)

14 March 2017 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fresh off her Independent Spirit Awards win for “Other People,” Molly Shannon is set to co-star with Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn in the Netflix original movie “Private Life.”

Tamara Jenkins is writing and directing the movie. The drama follows a couple (Hahn and Giamatti) in the throes of infertility, trying to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. Shannon plays a friend of the couple.

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Anthony Bregman (“The Circle,” “Collateral Beauty,” “Foxcatcher”) and Stefanie Azpiazu (“Enough Said,” “The Circle”) are producing the pic. Production is expected to start in the next month.

Shannon earned rave reviews for her performance in the Sundance darling “Other People,” in which she played a woman dying of cancer. The “Saturday Night Live »

- Justin Kroll

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Why ‘Billions’ Could Turn Out To Be The Defining TV Show Of The Trump Era

14 March 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it premiered at the start of 2016, you might have been forgiven for overlooking “Billions.” At the time when the term Peak TV was becoming inescapable, it was another prestige cable TV drama centered on white dudes in a world of wealth and privilege. Even the cast seemed to be recycled from other acclaimed shows: Damian Lewis from “Homeland,” Paul Giamatti from “John Adams,” Maggie Siff from “Sons Of Anarchy,” Toby Leonard Moore from “Daredevil,” David Costabile from “Breaking Bad,” Jeffrey DeMunn from “The Walking Dead.”

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The territory — big money on Wall Street — felt like it had been well-trodden recently on the big screen too, with the success of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and “The Big Short.” So all told, it felt like it was destined to be overshadowed by other shows like HBO’s “Vinyl,” which debuted around the same time »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Billions season 3 has been greenlit by Showtime

9 March 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Season 3 of the financial Showtime crime drama Billions has been greenlit by the network.

Billions season 2 was Showtime’s biggest season debut since Homeland and the network seem to be keen to keep the good times rolling with the Damian Lewis/Paul Giamatti-led TV drama.

There were a lot of high hopes for the show upon release, since the series saw Lewis returning to TV and to Showtime after his much loved Homeland character left the programme. And Billions now seems to be doing quite nicely for Showtime, with ratings up 13 percent this past Sunday night against the season two premier.

As reported by Deadline, President of Showtime David Nevins recently talked up the series while also commenting on season 3: “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted »

- Samuel Brace

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Billions to return for a season three

8 March 2017 11:24 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Showtime has renewed financial drama Billions for a third season, just a month after the debut of season two which opens to solid numbers. The show, which is led by Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti, is aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

Deadline broke news of the third season’s ordering. Billions revolves around Lewis’ billionaire hedge-funder Bobby Axelrod and Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades

Billions continues to be a show on the rise, growing not only in audience, but in critical buzz and cultural relevance,” said Showtime’s David Nevins. “It offers a unique mix of pure entertainment with sly commentary on our current have/have-not economy. Season 2 is off to a tremendous start, and has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come in Season 3.”

It is thought that season three will air in early 2018 with shooting taking place later in 2017.

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- Paul Heath

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