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[Watch] ‘All the Way’ screenwriter Robert Schenkkan on bringing his Tony-winning play to TV

10 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

“This is kind of special,” admits “All the Way” screenwriter and executive producer Robert Schenkkan as we chat via webcam (watch above) about the telefilm’s eight Emmy nominations, including Best TV Movie. He adapted his 2014 Tony-winning play about President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (Bryan Cranston) struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act during his first year in office. Cranston, who […] »

- Zach Laws

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Watch: Bryan Cranston in an ’80s Soap Commercial

19 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Every actor has to start somewhere! Before winning Emmys for his work on “Breaking Bad” or a Tony for playing President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way,” and even before he starred on “Malcolm in the Middle,” Bryan Cranston was dressing up in a skunk costume for a 1987 soap commercial. He’s a stinky skunk named Harry before his wife hands him a bar of Shield. Cranston’s reaction to seeing himself in the mirror alone makes this worth the watch! Read: “12 Sitcom Actors Who’ve Transitioned to Drama” Recently Cranston played Lbj for the TV movie adaptation of “All the Way,” which premiered on HBO in May, and was nominated for eight Emmys. He’ll next be playing the role of the villainous Zordon in the upcoming “Power Rangers” big-screen reboot. See the beginning of a great acting career below! Looking to jump start your career? »

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The 24 Emmy Noms for TV Movie or Limited Series

16 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Bryan Cranston, “All The Way”Cranston had already won a Tony Award for portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson by the time he donned the makeup for HBO’s movie version. Cranston is able to adapt his incredible stage performance to the screen by working the intimacy of the close-up as he portrays Johnson’s first year in office after the Kennedy assassination. Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”The most striking thing about Cumberbatch’s Sherlock is how he’s able to bring a classic character, through a classic performance, to the modern age. It makes sense that he takes it back to Sherlock’s rightful place in the late 19th century as well. Much of “The Abominable Bride” takes place inside Sherlock’s head, and without Cumberbatch’s performance, it wouldn’t nearly be as much fun a place to »

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Emmy-Nominated Actors and Their Directors on Collaboration

12 August 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Hemingway, who directed half the episodes of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” recalls being on set with Cuba Gooding Jr., who played Simpson. They were filming a scene during episode four that showed O.J. behind bars, mentally unraveling.

“I literally just said, ‘Cry.’ And he, like a baby, started,” Hemingway says. “After we cut he started to curse me out: ‘Mother f—r. Only you can make me do this s—t.’”

An unusually close bond between actor and director is a bit of a throughline among those nominated for Emmys this year for lead performance in a limited series or TV movie. Idris Elba, nominated for “Luther,” has worked with director Sam Miller on eight previous episodes as well as the feature “No Good Deed.” Susanne Bier directed Tom Hiddleston in all six episodes of AMC’s “The Night Manager,” and could see a lot more of the »

- Seth Kelley

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Barbra Streisand Disses Donald Trump Repeatedly During Concert: 'I Hope in a Few Months I'll Be Singing for the Next President Clinton'

3 August 2016 8:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barbra Streisand kicked off her first concert in four years in a memorable way. "It's funny that I always seem to go on these little tours during election seasons," the 74-year-old music legend said Tuesday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. "And this one is a doozy, isn't it?" Not only did she perform many of her chart-topping hits, but Streisand also repeatedly dissed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In the beginning of her set, the 10-time Grammy winner invited mentalist Lior Suchard on stage for some magic and mind reading. "The only person whose mind he can't read is Donald Trump's, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Barbra Streisand Disses Donald Trump Repeatedly During Concert: 'I Hope in a Few Months I'll Be Singing for the Next President Clinton'

3 August 2016 8:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barbra Streisand kicked off her first concert in four years in a memorable way. "It's funny that I always seem to go on these little tours during election seasons," the 74-year-old music legend said Tuesday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. "And this one is a doozy, isn't it?" Not only did she perform many of her chart-topping hits, but Streisand also repeatedly dissed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In the beginning of her set, the 10-time Grammy winner invited mentalist Lior Suchard on stage for some magic and mind reading. "The only person whose mind he can't read is Donald Trump's, »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Us Briefs: Woody Harrelson starrer 'Wilson' gets 2017 release

2 August 2016 9:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.

Harrelson, who will next be seen as President Lyndon Johnson in next month’s world premiere of Lbj at Toronto, plays a neurotic misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife and learns he has a teenage daughter.

Craig Johnson directs from a screenplay by Daniel Clowes and the cast includes Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines and Isabella Amara.

 

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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"Magnificent Seven" To Open Toronto Film Fest

26 July 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Antoine Fuqua's western remake "The Magnificent Seven" will serve as the opening night film of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival which starts in early September. Additionally, the Hailee Steinfeld-led and Kelly Fremon Craig-directed "The Edge of Seventeen" will be the closing night film. Films set to premiere at the fest this year include:

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi drama "Arrival"

Jeff Nichols' interracial drama "Loving"

Peter Berg's oil rig disaster film "Deepwater Horizon"

Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

Christopher Guest's latest mockumentary "Mascots"

Damien Chazelle's Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone-led "La La Land"

Andrea Arnold's Cannes winner "American Honey"

Disney and Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe" with David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o

Rob Reiner's Presidential film "Lbj" with Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson

Nate Parker's slave rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation"

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- Garth Franklin

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Toronto Film Festival to Open With Denzel Washington’s ‘The Magnificent Seven’

26 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival sounded the opening bell of Oscar season on Tuesday, unveiling a list of high profile films that will use the annual gathering to launch their awards campaigns. Major releases that will be looking to make a splash and score with critics include Denis Villeneuve’s alien invasion thriller “Arrival,” Peter Berg’s disaster drama “Deepwater Horizon,” and Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “Lbj.”

The film festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with the world premiere of “The Magnificent Seven,” a remake of the John Sturges classic that was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” It stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt as gunslingers who are enlisted to protect a small town, while marking director Antoine Fuqua’s third time at the festival. He previously screened “Training Day” and “The Equalizer” at Toronto. Sony and MGM will release the film stateside on Sept. »

- Brent Lang

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Tiff 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘American Pastoral,’ and More

26 July 2016 7:18 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After highlighting the best films of the year thus far, it’s time to turn our attention to the fall. While Venice and Telluride will get things going, the biggest seasonal event is easily the Toronto International Film Festival. With hundreds of titles from around the globe on its slate, many of our yearly favorites debut there and we’ll be covering in-depth yet again this year. To get a preview of what to expect, they’ve announced their initial line-up of titles.

The slate includes Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals, Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, Damien Chazelle‘s La La LandKim Ji-woon‘s The Age of Shadows, Ewan McGregor‘s American Pastoral, the Miles Teller-led Bleed for This, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, Christopher Guest‘s Mascots, Werner Herzog‘s Salt and Fire, the Michael Fassbender-led Trespass Against Us, Una starring Rooney Mara, Rob Reiner‘s Lbj, A Monster Calls, »

- Jordan Raup

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Emmy Awards cliffhanger: Can Bryan Cranston (‘All the Way’) break curse of Tony Awards champs?

22 July 2016 6:33 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Six-time Emmy champ Bryan Cranston is nominated again this year for reprising his 2014 Tony-winning performance as Lyndon B. Johnson in the TV adaptation of “All the Way.” However, before he starts planning his acceptance speech, he may want to chat with another nominee who is up for recreating a role that won her a record sixth Tony in 2014, Audra McDonald (“Lady […] »

- Amanda Spears

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Bryan Cranston Dishes on The Infiltrator, Power Rangers, Seinfeld and Breaking Bad - Also: Nudity!

15 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What is the secret to Bryan Cranston's acting prowess? In a word, everything. "As an actor, the best thing I can do is allow everything that I am to come to the surface at any given point," the Breaking Bad and The Infiltrator star, 60, revealed during the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle. "My resentment, my anger, my loneliness, my curiosity, my goodness, my insecurities, my embarrassment - anything like that, that you would not normally want to show, that's a good thing for an actor," Cranston continued. Throughout the wide-ranging interview, »

- Oliver Gettell

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Bryan Cranston Opens Up About His 'Out on a Limb' Acting Style and New Movie The Infiltrator

14 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bryan Cranston is not afraid to go all out for a role; look no further than Walter White's wrath in Breaking Bad or Hal's myriad breakdowns in Malcolm in the Middle. According to Cranston, pushing the limit is just part of his process for any character, including those based on real-life people like President Lyndon B. Johnson, Dalton Trumbo or undercover agent Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator. "When I start taking on a character, I basically put it in this analogy," Cranston tells Entertainment Weekly and People editorial director Jess Cagle in the most recent episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. »

- Will Robinson

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Bryan Cranston Opens Up About His 'Out on a Limb' Acting Style and New Movie The Infiltrator

14 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bryan Cranston is not afraid to go all out for a role; look no further than Walter White's wrath in Breaking Bad or Hal's myriad breakdowns in Malcolm in the Middle. According to Cranston, pushing the limit is just part of his process for any character, including those based on real-life people like President Lyndon B. Johnson, Dalton Trumbo or undercover agent Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator. "When I start taking on a character, I basically put it in this analogy," Cranston tells Entertainment Weekly and People editorial director Jess Cagle in the most recent episode of The Jess Cagle Interview. »

- Will Robinson

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Watch: Bryan Cranston Breaks Down His Iconic Breaking Bad 'I Am the One Who Knocks' Scene

14 July 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

You never know what Bryan Cranston is going to do next. Star as Lyndon B. Johnson? Join a Power Rangers reboot? Become The Infiltrator? Play Pokémon Go? But you definitely know what he did in the past, which was to bring home a sackload of Emmys for his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad - a meek, terminally ill high school chemistry teacher who became a brutal meth overlord. There was a pivotal scene in season four in which his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), urges him to give up the game, seek help from the police and admit that he is in danger. »

- Dan Sneirson

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Woody Harrelson in Talks for Iraq War Drama ‘Shock and Awe’

12 July 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Woody Harrelson is in talks to star in Rob Reiner’s Iraq War drama “Shock and Awe.”

Reiner has been developing the project for several years through his Castle Rock banner. Jorva Entertainment has come on board to finance.

If the deal for Harrelson goes through, “Shock and Awe” would reteam Reiner and Harrelson following their collaboration on Lyndon B. Johnson biopic “Lbj.”

The “Shock and Awe” script, written by “LBJ” screenwriter Joey Hartsone, centers around journalists investigating the assertions by the Bush Administration about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for invading Iraq in 2003. The film is scheduled for production later this year.

The term “shock and awe” was employed by U.S. defense officials to describe their plan for invading Iraq.

Jorva partnered with Reiner on his drama “Being Charlie,” which starred Nick Robinson of “Jurassic World” and premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. »

- Dave McNary

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Woody Harrelson To Reteam With Rob Reiner For Iraq War Pic ‘Shock And Awe’

12 July 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Woody Harrelson is in negotiations to re-team with director Rob Reiner and writer Joey Hartstone on the Iraq war pic Shock And Awe. The trio recently finished working together on Lbj, which follows the story of former U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. Written by Reiner's Lbj screenwriter Hartstone — himself generating significant heat in the marketplace — the politically charged Shock And Awe centers on a… »

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What If America’s Great Presidents Were Women – 5 Actresses Imagine It (Video)

3 July 2016 8:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Just in time for Independence Day — and the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman elected president of the United States — filmmaker Tatia Pilieva has tapped five well-known actresses to play great American presidents. In her new short “Speech,” Pilieva weaves together snatches of great speeches by Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. The twist is that she tapped five actresses to play the nation’s chief executive. Also Read: July 4th TV Guide: What to Watch Before Fireworks Explode (Photos) So Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) and Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”) don. »

- Thom Geier

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7 ‘Breaking Bad’ Characters We’d Like To See In ‘Better Call Saul’

30 June 2016 4:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bryan Cranston has been out on the road talking about his latest projects – we’ll see him in All The Way on Sky Atlantic very soon in which he’ll be seen as former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson, and then as Zordon in the big screen redo of Power Rangers. Now while we’d all love to see him back in the Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul as Walter White, what about the others? The show was full of some really wonderful characters over its five season run, right? Who would you like to see return?

via Giphy

We count down who we’d love to see in Better Call Saul, which returns for a new season next February (2017).

Jesse Pinkman – Aaron Paul

Let’s start with the obvious one – Aaron’s Paul’s meth-head turned meth-cook, the tortured soul that was Jesse Pinkman. Jesse (spoiler »

- The Hollywood News

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‘Greetings’: Brian De Palma’s Splintering of Masculinity

29 June 2016 9:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

“This is a pretty good land, a fact” was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in a television broadcast addressing the Vietnam War — the leader of the free world backing up a “humble” if contentious wording of his nation’s state with an absolute, and thus already opening up the possibility of not just satire, but images as the ultimate medium for telling lies. Perhaps it was the ultimate “prologue” for a 28-year-old Brian De Palma.

With the mission statement of setting out to make something akin to Jean-Luc Godard’s ’60s work, De Palma’s third feature, Greetings, still feels surprisingly his own; his preoccupations already so dominant that it doesn’t come off as a banalization of Godard’s aesthetics and ideas the way so many other rip-offs did. Perhaps the difference is that it’s based in a very personal milieu, situated around three New York buddies »

- Ethan Vestby

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