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We’ve all met Tracy Flick — the eager-beaver student that charms the right teachers, wins all the awards and corners the big scholarships. Alexander Payne’s witty, perceptive look at High School shows the predicament of a model teacher who can’t help but sabotage a pupil’s run for class president. Reese Witherspoon’s wholly original characterization scores big, and Matthew Broderick plays what is probably his best screen role.

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The Criterion Collection 904

1999 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 103 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date December 5, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Phil Reeves, Molly Hagan, Delaney Driscoll, Mark Harelik, Colleen Camp.

Cinematography: James Glennon

Film Editor: Kevin Tent

Production Design: Jane Ann Stewart

Original Music: Rolfe Kent

Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor from a novel by Tom Perotta

Produced by Albert Berger, David Gale, Keith Samples, Ron Yerxa

Directed by Alexander Payne

“What
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Teenager Hayley Wingard was taken hostage and then murdered by ex-boyfriend in controversial case

This week Home Alone examines the tragic death of 17-year-old Haley Wingard, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. December 2010 in Elmore County, Alabama, and teenager Haley is at home with her cousin Christian Cox and her stepfather Philip Reeves. Things took a deadly turn when Haley’s ex-boyfriend 25-year-old Derrick Bean turned up and broke into the house. There, according to the family, he found some guns and went in search of Haley. He took Haley and her cousin hostage and moved them to the bedroom, where he tied Haley up. Eventually he released Christian who was able to raise...read more
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Hugo Weaving Climbs Aboard Peter Jackson’s Fantasy Epic Mortal Engines

From Middle-earth to Mortal Engines, former Lord of the Rings star Hugo Weaving has inked a deal to climb aboard Peter Jackson’s long-in-development adaptation.

Per Variety, this marks the pair’s first collaboration since orchestrating The Battle of the Five Armies three years ago, when Weaving played the iconic role of Elrond. And though his role in Mortal Engines is yet to be confirmed – sources close to Variety claim he’ll play Valentine, head of the Historians – securing Hugo Weaving’s services is certainly a massive coup for Universal’s wildly ambitious adaptation. Lifted from the pages of Philip Reeves’s four-part steampunk series, we know that the studio has already appointed Christian Rivers at the helm, who will direct a script from Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Set thousand of years in the future, Mortal Engines follows the remnants of humanity as they roam the ravaged landscape aboard huge,
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Newswire: Peter Jackson to re-team with his old elf-bro, Hugo Weaving

Peter Jackson and his long-time elf accomplice Hugo Weaving are teaming back up, with Variety reporting that Weaving has joined the cast of Jackson’s Mortal Engines. Based on a series of novels by Philip Reeves, the film is being written by Jackson and his long-time writing partners, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, with Lord Of The Rings visuals vet Christian Rivers set to direct.

Outside his periodic Middle-earthen duties—last enacted in 2014’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies—Weaving recently appeared in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, playing the father to Andrew Garfield’s determined combat medic. Now he’ll be stepping into Reeves’ far-futuristic world, where society exists on the back of giant, mobile cities. There’s no word yet on what sort of part Weaving will play, but if we’re being honest, it’s pretty much a 50/50 call between “stern ...
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Hugo Weaving Reteams With Peter Jackson on ‘Mortal Engines’ (Exclusive)

Hugo Weaving Reteams With Peter Jackson on ‘Mortal Engines’ (Exclusive)
After tackling the realm of Middle Earth, Hugo Weaving looks to enter another fantasy world, reteaming with his “Lord of the Rings” director.

Sources tell Variety that Weaving has joined the cast of Universal and MRC’s adaptation of “Mortal Engines,” which Peter Jackson is writing and producing.

Hera Hilmar, Robbie Sheehan, Ronan Rafterty, and Stephen Lang are also on board.

Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will co-write the film with Christian Rivers directing. MRC and Universal are co-financing the movie, with Universal also serving as worldwide distributor.

Jackson and Walsh have been involved with the project for several years, having optioned the rights of the Philip Reeves book from Scholastic in 2001. Ken Kamins — Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens’ longtime manager — brought the project to MRC.

Zane Weiner (“The Lord of the Rings
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Newswire: Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines will chug into theaters December 2018

The dystopian steampunk movie shepherded by Peter Jackson will come to theaters two holiday seasons from now. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mortal Engines will be released December 14, 2018. The film is based on a series of four novels by Philip Reeves about a futuristic world defined by a concept of “Municipal Darwinism” in which cities are mobile and consume smaller communities. Jackson is producing and co-writing the script with his usual team—his wife Fran Walsh and their collaborator Philippa Boyens—and it’s being directed by first-time helmer Christian Rivers, a “protege” who has done visual effects for Jackson’s films. On paper, Mortal Engines seems like it has an uphill battle ahead. Not only does the Ya craze seem to be dwindling, but Reeves’ novels aren’t easily distilled into a tagline.

As THR mentions, this makes December 2018 a particularly busy month for blockbusters. An ...
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Peter Jackson to Write and Produce ‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation

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Peter Jackson to Write and Produce ‘Mortal Engines’ Adaptation
It’s been nearly two years since “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” was released, and in that time Peter Jackson has been rumored to be attached to any number of projects. We now have confirmation of at least one: “Mortal Engines,” a series of young-adult sci-fi/fantasy novels written by Philip Reeves. Jackson and his wife/collaborator Fran Walsh have written the screenplay along with Philippa Boyens, who also worked with the husband/wife team on the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogies.

Read More: Peter Jackson Will Direct ‘Tintin’ Sequel After ‘Secret’ Amblin Project

Jackson won’t direct the project, however — that duty is going to his protégé Christian Rivers, who’s set to make his directorial debut with “Mortal Engines.” “Peter, Fran, Philippa and Christian are all visionary storytellers with the gift of turning their passion projects into beloved blockbusters for a worldwide audience,
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NPR Photographer and Translator Killed in Afghanistan Ambush: 'He Was Devoted to Helping the Public See These Wars'

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David Gilkey, a photojournalist with National Public Radio, and his Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon while traveling in an Afghan army convoy. NPR reports that Gilkey and Tamanna were on an assigment for the network when their vehicle was struck by rocket propelled grenades. They were killed along with a soldier of the Afghan National Army who was driving the vehicle. Two colleagues in the convoy, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, were unharmed. Gilkey, 50, had years of experience covering stories in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and other countries.
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NPR Photographer and Translator Killed in Afghanistan Ambush: 'He Was Devoted to Helping the Public See These Wars'

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David Gilkey, a photojournalist with National Public Radio, and his Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon while traveling in an Afghan army convoy. NPR reports that Gilkey and Tamanna were on an assigment for the network when their vehicle was struck by rocket propelled grenades. They were killed along with a soldier of the Afghan National Army who was driving the vehicle. Two colleagues in the convoy, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, were unharmed. Gilkey, 50, had years of experience covering stories in Afghanistan, Iraq, Gaza and other countries.
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Screen Actor’s Guild nominations announced

The 22nd Annual Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) nominations were announced yesterday in Hollywood. A very distinct trend is taking place with Carol and Room leading the field in the film categories. The SAG awards recognise individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television for 2015, and also for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles.

The awards will be dished out in the new year and have always been an indicator for the acting awards for the Academy Awards, the nominations for which are announced next month.

The SAG nominations were announced at Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood, and will be awarded at a ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016.

Here are the nominees in full.

22nd Annual SAG Awards Nominations

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston / Dalton Trumbo – “Trumbo” (Bleecker Street)

Johnny Depp / James “Whitey” Bulger – “Black Mass” (Warner Bros.
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The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Nominees

Nominees for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2015, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-aftra Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris introduced Anna Faris (Mom, The House Bunny) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hurt Locker), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors® live on TNT, TBS, truTV, sagawards.tntdrama.com and truTV.com. Prior to that, SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Committee Member Jason George announced the stunt ensemble nominees during a live webcast on sagawards.tntdrama.com. A replay of both announcements is available for viewing on sagawards.tntdrama.com.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-aftra with Screen Actors Guild Awards,
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Beasts Of No Nation, Straight Outta Compton Among SAG Awards Ensemble Nominees

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A morning full of eye-opening surprises, the nominations for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced.

The standout nods were the inclusion of Straight Outta Compton, Beasts Of No Nation, Sarah Silverman, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Idris Elba and two for Dame Helen Mirren.

Not among the perceived hopefuls called were Sylvester Stallone, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, The Martian and The Hateful Eight.

Two nominating panels – one for television and one for film – each composed of 2,200 randomly selected union members from across the United States, chose this year’s nominees.

Some of the Sags choices were head-scratchers to be sure, but we’re thinking that the Oscar picks may be very different when The Academy announces their nominations next month live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. Pt at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The 22nd Screen
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'Trumbo' leads SAG Award nominations

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'Trumbo' leads SAG Award nominations
Idris Elba and Helen Mirren lead actor nominations with three nods each.Scroll down for full list of film and TV nominations

Hollywood blacklist drama Trumbo has led the nominations for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nods for lead actor Bryan Cranston, supporting actress Helen Mirren and the ensemble cast. The Martian and The Hateful Eight were shut out.

Set in 1947, the film centres on Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), who was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Cranston will go up against Johnny Depp for Black Mass, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl.

Films that secured two nominations included Beasts Of No Nation, The Big Short, Carol, The Danish Girl, Room, Spotlight - whose outstanding cast nod will only strengthen its status as best picture Oscar frontrunner — and Steve Jobs.

British actors
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Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations and It's Full of Surprises! See Full List!

The 22nd annual SAG Awards nominations were announced this morning and it's full of surprises! Sylvester Stallone, loved by critics and the National Board of Review for his performance in "Creed," was ignored. So was Kristen Stewart's supporting performance in "Clouds of Sils Maria." Matt Damon, who was so good and carried "The Martian" from start to finish, was also missing from the list.

But here's what I love about the SAG noms. First, Sarah Silverman's first dramatic performance in "I Smile Back" was embraced. And I'm also happy with the inclusion of "Room's" Brie Larson and the fantastic child actor, Jacob Tremblay. The endearing "Carol" also received noms for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and Saoirse Ronan's performance in the beautiful "Brooklyn" also received a nomination.

The big winner of the SAG noms is Bleecker Street's "Trumbo." Missing from earlier critics awards (see here
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SAG Awards 2016: Here's the Full List of Nominations

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented January 30, 2016 on TNT and TBS. So you have a little over a month to check out "Trumbo," "The Big Short," "Carol," and a bunch of other movies and TV shows that may not have been on your radar before awards season.

The 2016 SAG Awards nominations were just announced on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (the day before the Golden Globe nominations). Here's the full list, including a crapload of cast names, since that's just how it works with the SAG Awards:

Movies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston / Dalton Trumbo – "Trumbo" (Bleecker Street)

Johnny Depp / James "Whitey" Bulger – "Black Mass" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio / Hugh Glass – "The Revenant" (20th Century Fox)

Michael Fassbender / Steve Jobs – "Steve Jobs" (Universal Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – "The Danish Girl" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor
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‘Trumbo’ Leads 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Nominees for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were unveiled this morning in Hollywood, with a fair amount of surprises to be had. Leading the pack is Trumbo, which picked up three nominations, then a large batch of films behind it with two each: Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Carol, The Danish Girl, Room, Spotlight, and Steve Jobs.

Perhaps most surprising is no mention of The Hateful Eight, which has one of the year’s best ensembles. Also of questionable note is the inclusion of Helen Mirren for Woman in Gold, a film all but forgotten (we suppose Harvey Weinstein’s campaigning indeed worked). There’s also the welcome nods to Michael Shannon in 99 Homes and Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back, as well as an ensemble nod to Straight Outta Compton. Check out the full list of nominees below ahead of the ceremony on Saturday, Jan.
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SAG Awards Nominations: Complete List

SAG Awards Nominations: Complete List
Nominations for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning.

Anna Faris, Anthony Mackie and SAG-aftra Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris unveiled the nominees at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 30 following voting by the 165,000 members of SAG-aftra. The telecast will air live on TNT and TBS.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the 22nd annual SAG Awards:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston / Dalton Trumbo – “Trumbo” (Bleecker Street)

Johnny Depp / James “Whitey” Bulger – “Black Mass” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio / Hugh Glass – “The Revenant” (20th Century Fox)

Michael Fassbender / Steve Jobs – “Steve Jobs” (Universal Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “The Danish Girl” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett / Carol Aird – “Carol” (The Weinstein Company)

Brie Larson
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SAG Award Nominations Led by ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Trumbo’

SAG Award Nominations Led by ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Trumbo’
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced Wednesday with “House of Cards” and “Trumbo” leading all honorees with 3 nods each.

Leonardo DiCaprio scored a best actor nomination for “The Revenant” while “Straight Outta Compton” nabbed an ensemble award for the hip hop biopic.

The winners of the 22nd SAG Awards will be announced Jan. 30 in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium with a live broadcast on TNT and TBS.

The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar best picture winner 10 times in 20 years. “Birdman” won the SAG cast award and the Oscar for Best Picture this year but “American Hustle” won the SAG cast award in 2014 was shut out at the Oscars. “Argo” won both awards in 2013.

SAG winners have a strong record as an Oscar predictor in the individual acting categories. About 80% of SAG winners in the individual acting categories have gone on to win Oscars.
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New 'Veep' Trailer Finds Selina Meyer as Potus, Teases Hugh Laurie's Role

New 'Veep' Trailer Finds Selina Meyer as Potus, Teases Hugh Laurie's Role
April 17th promises to be a night of big laughs and lots of blood as HBO scheduled Game of Thrones' Season Five premiere on the same Sunday night as the returns of Silicon Valley and the fourth season of Veep. While the political comedy might lack the gore of George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, the world of Veep is every bit as cutthroat as Season Four of the series finds the titular Vice President Selina Meyer, portrayed by Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, settling into the role of Potus
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Veep, Ep 2.05: “Helsinki” explores how D.C. operates in Meyer’s absence, while putting the Vice-President in a number of delicate situations

Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Veep, Season 2, Episode 5: “Helsinki”

Written by Ian Martin and Armando Iannucci

Directed by Becky Martin

Airs Sundays at 10pm (Et) on HBO

Foreign relations are a key aspect of any politician’s job, with the importance of maintaining a good rapport with the international community being the most important aspect of many political positions. With the comedic song about the various European countries that Selina Meyer sang at a private function making its way online last week ahead of a visit to Europe, courtesy of Jonah, the Vice-President’s ability to mend fences was sure to be put to the test, and it is this facet of the office that this episode explores, delivering another strong episode that fleshes out some of the show’s secondary characters.

Dan’s struggles with the media in Helsinki over the song and Us-Finland relations
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