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Michael Abbott Jr in Official Trailer for Indie Film 'In the Radiant City'

"There's no such thing as evil, son. There's just people doing good and bad to each other." The Orchard has debuted a trailer for indie drama In the Radiant City, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. The film is the feature directorial debut of Kentucky native Rachel Lambert, and it's set in Kentucky, about a man who returns home only to find his family is still haunted by the stigma of a murder his brother committed years ago. The cast includes Michael Abbott Jr in the lead role, along with Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston, Jon Michael Hill, Deirdre O'Connell, and Paul Sparks. This film is produced by fellow filmmaker Jeff Nichols, and it also has one of the best posters this year (as seen below). Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Rachel Lambert's In the Radiant City, direct from YouTube: A man (Michael Abbott Jr.,
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‘In the Radiant City’ Trailer: Jeff Nichols-Produced TIFF Premiere Pulls From Headlines to Deliver Fiery Family Drama

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For her feature narrative debut, “In the Radiant City,” Rachel Lambert started with some compelling material: the truth. The filmmaker and her writing partner Nathan Gregorski were first inspired to write their film after reading a New York Times article that chronicled the fallout of publicized tragedies on the families of the perpetrators.

As Lambert explained to IndieWire during the Toronto International Film Festival, where her film bowed last fall, “There was an article in The New York Times, and it was called ‘Killers’ Family Confront Fear and Shame.’ And it wasn’t like a firebrand, scorched earth kind of testimonial, it was profiling four families of murderers of some great note. I just had never read anything that painted with such humanity something that I think is typically seen as inhuman. It
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Bette Midler to Be Honored by Drama League, Keeps Breaking Broadway Records

Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!”: Midler’s Twitter account

Bette Midler is killing it. Per Variety, her “Hello, Dolly!” Broadway revival earned the Shubert Theatre its biggest week ever in just seven performances. And the four-time Grammy winner will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award at the 83rd Annual Drama League Awards, Broadway World writes. To paraphrase a “Dolly!” song, it takes a woman, indeed.

The Drama League Awards “recognize distinguished productions, performances, and exemplary career achievements,” the source details. In addition to her career as a theater actor and revered singer, The Drama League will also celebrate Midler’s work in beloved films like “Beaches,” “Hocus Pocus,” and “The First Wives Club.” Midler’s other stage credits include the original Broadway run of “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Gypsy,” and “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers.”

Midler has won three Emmys and three Golden Globes throughout her career. She’s also been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar twice: In 1980 for “The Rose” and in 1992 for “For the Boys.”

“In addition to being one of the best-loved and instantly recognizable entertainers in the world,” Broadway World writes, “Midler is also one of New York’s most generous and tireless citizens.” “In 1994, she started the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization devoted to bringing abandoned and neglected parks, gardens, and open spaces in all five boroughs back to abundant life.”

The Drama League Awards will take place May 19 in New York. Previous recipients of the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theater Award include Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, and Audra McDonald.

The Midler-starring “Hello, Dolly!” broke records before it even opened. In September, it had already banked $9.08 million in ticket sales, setting a new record at the Shubert Theatre and for all of Broadway first-day ticket sales.

Midler’s latest onscreen role is Muv in Trudie Styler’s “Freak Show.” Based on James St. James’ Lambda-nominated Ya novel of the same name, the film centers on Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther), a cross-dressing teen at an ultra-conservative private high school who decides to run for homecoming queen. The film also stars Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”), Abigail Breslin (“Scream Queens”), AnnaSophia Robb (“Mercy Street”), and Celia Weston (“Modern Family”). Co-written by Beth Rigazio, the film premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in February. No word on a release date yet.

Bette Midler to Be Honored by Drama League, Keeps Breaking Broadway Records was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Berlinale 2017: 8 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival

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Berlinale 2017: 8 Must-See Films At This Year’s Festival
This year’s Berlin International Film Festival bows in Germany later this week and with it, one of Europe’s most exciting and singular film festivals. As ever, the annual fest is playing home to dozens of feature films and short offerings, with picks aplenty from both modern masters and fresh faces. The Berlinale often breeds some of indie film’s most unexpected and unique standouts, so if it’s at the fest, it’s likely worth a look.

Read More: 5 Exciting Films in the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup

Ahead, check out the 8 titles we are most excited to check out at this year’s festival.

“Have a Nice Day”

Expectations are high for this Chinese animated feature that marks the sophomore effort from director Liu Jiang, whose surreal debut “Piercing” offered an inventive look at modern day city life in China’s capital. If the gorgeous stills from
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Back to Bridget by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bridget Jones’s Baby star Colin Firth greets Fred Schepisi in the Lotos Club library Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Universal Pictures and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films celebrated Sharon Maguire's Bridget Jones’s Baby, co-written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson, starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey with Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips, and Shirley Henderson at a lunch in New York at Lotos Club organized by Peggy Siegal.

Savannah Guthrie, Eric Fellner, Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Sharon Maguire, Helen Fielding Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the cocktail reception earlier, attended by The Wolf Of Wall Street screenwriter Terence Winter, The Eye Of The Storm director Fred Schepisi, Bill Blakemore (Rodney Ascher's Room 237 doc on Stanley Kubrick's The Shining) and Celia Weston, I spoke with Colin Firth about clothes making the man, revisiting Mark Darcy and Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy,
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How ‘In the Radiant City’ Filmmaker Rachel Lambert Turned True Tragedy Into a Stunning Debut – Tiff Springboard

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How ‘In the Radiant City’ Filmmaker Rachel Lambert Turned True Tragedy Into a Stunning Debut – Tiff Springboard
IndieWire’s Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention.

Rachel Lambert started with the truth. For her narrative feature directorial debut — she’s previously helmed a short film and a feature-length documentary — Lambert and her writing partner Nathan Gregorski dove into true stories of families marked by tragedy, though not in the way people typically expect. Initially inspired by a New York Times article that chronicled the fallout of publicized tragedies on the families of the perpetrators (think: David Kaczynski, who helped bring his brother Ted, the so-called Unabomber, to justice), the pair started working on a feature that would tell that kind of story, built as a sensitive family drama with secrets to spare.

Read More: Tiff 2016: 9 Breakthrough Names To Look Out For At The Festival

The result is “In the Radiant City,” which features a stellar cast of actor’s actors, including Celia Weston,
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‘The Intern’ Review

Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, JoJo Kushner, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley, Christina Scherer, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin, Celia Weston, Steve Vinovich | Written and Directed by Nancy Myers

70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (De Niro) has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

It’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since writer/director Nancy Myers took the reigns of a movie, what she’s been doing in the meantime I don’t know, but after seeing The Intern, I’m glad Myers and her particular brand of filmmaking, and humour, is back. Especially give just how brilliant her latest opus is. Yes, it might sound strange but even this horror-loving,
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The joy of puppies by Anne-Katrin Titze

Isabella Rossellini, at the Twentieth Century Fox Joy celebration lunch, remembers Nando Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I moderated a post screening discussion with Pia Lindström and Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag Är Ingrid) director Stig Björkman at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, the memory of a distinctive Rossellini family dachshund puppy made everyone laugh. At this week's lunch at La Grenouille, honoring David O. Russell's Joy with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen from the cast (and with Bob Balaban and Celia Weston attending), Isabella Rossellini gave me the name of the infamous little darling. She also spoke about her work with the Guide Dog Foundation For The Blind and her role in Joy as advisor to Jennifer Lawrence's character Joy Mangano, the creator of the Miracle Mop.

Trudy and Rudy with Joy

Joy's father Rudy (De Niro
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Fantastic Mr Balaban by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bob Balaban with Celia Weston at La Grenouille Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the La Grenouille celebration for David O. Russell's Joy with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco, David O. Russell, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen, Bob Balaban, the narrator of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Kent Jones' documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut shared memories of working with François Truffaut on Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind with me. Bob recalled meeting the Spanking the Monkey director, when he was filming The Last Good Time with Armin Mueller-Stahl and Maureen Stapleton and unfortunately, having never met Alfred Hitchcock.

When I told him that I was presenting Fantastic Mr. Fox at the Alliance Française later that afternoon, he exclaimed "Oh, mon dieu! I love that movie!"

Fantastic Mr. Fox event poster at the Alliance Française

Anne-Katrin Titze: I very much liked your narration in Hitchcock/Truffaut.
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Joy to the world by Anne-Katrin Titze

Virginia Madsen at La Grenouille Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper shine in David O. Russell's Joy with Édgar Ramírez, Isabella Rossellini, Elisabeth Röhm, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Dascha Polanco and Drena De Niro.

Two emotional centers of Joy, Diane Ladd and Virginia Madsen, also have their own family ties to two men, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, whom I encountered the day before. Ladd and Dern produced Laura Dern - Virginia and Michael Madsen are siblings.

Diane Ladd's It's A Wonderful Life moment: "Thank you for my wings." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

President of Fox 2000 Pictures, Elizabeth Gabler, Bob Balaban, Celia Weston, Tovah Feldshuh, Geoffrey Fletcher, Josh Mostel, Don Rosenfeld, Matt Budman, Neil Burger, Bruce Cohen, John Dilworth, Bob Dotson, Megan Ellison, Jimmy Picker, Kathryn Leigh Scott, CEO of The Mother Company, Abbie Schiller, Robert De Niro,
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Helen Mirren on ‘Trumbo’s’ Bryan Cranston: I’d Like to Share the Stage With Him

Helen Mirren on ‘Trumbo’s’ Bryan Cranston: I’d Like to Share the Stage With Him
Marlon Brando once said, “Most of the successful people in Hollywood are failures as human beings.”

Bryan Cranston seems to be the exception.

The “Trumbo” star was all smiles on Sunday at a party thrown to celebrate his achievements in television, film and theater.

“I would love this loft as a New York apartment,” he said, gesturing around the decked out party space at House of Elyx in New York’s Meatpacking District. “It’s fantastic.”

Cranston’s performance as Dalton Trumbo — the American screenwriter behind films like “Spartacus,” “the Brave One” and “Roman Holiday,” and one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee for his communist beliefs — has earned the actor two Screen Actors Guild nominations and a Golden Globe nod. But for Cranston, who was previously nominated and won both a SAG and Globe in 2014 for his lead performance in AMC series “Breaking Bad,
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Timing is everything by Anne-Katrin Titze

45 Years star Charlotte Rampling with Diane von Furstenberg Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Yesterday, Diane von Furstenberg hosted an intimate afternoon tea in honor of Andrew Haigh's exquisitely subtle film, 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. The celebration was organized by Peggy Siegal at the Plaza Athénée and included guests Robert Redford, Ann Dexter-Jones, Celia Weston, Magee Hickey and Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films and Sundance Selects.

Geoff (Tom Courtenay) Kate (Charlotte Rampling)

Charlotte Rampling shared Best Performance in a British Feature Film with The Pyramid Texts star James Cosmo. Jane Seymour presented the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film to 45 Years director Andrew Haigh at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival where it had its UK premiere.

Right before heading downtown for a conversation with New York Film Festival director Kent Jones on his film Hitchcock/Truffaut, I had a Vertigo moment with Charlotte Rampling
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Giveaway – Win The Intern Soundtrack

From the Writer/Director of It’S Complicated, The Holiday and Something’S Gotta Give, The Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway is in theaters now.

To celebrate the film, Wamg is giving away 5 soundtrack download cards!

The soundtrack features both songs and score music from the film with 12 songs from Emmy-nominated composer Theodore Shapiro (Spy, The Secret Live Of Walter Mitty), along with classic songs from the likes of Ray Charles, Benny Goodman, Astrud Gilberto, Billy Holiday, and Gene Kelly.

The Intern Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available now.

Order here: http://www.amazon.com/Intern-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B015J6MIVI/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1444163278&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Intern

For a chance to win:

Enter Your Name And E-mail In Our Comments Section Below. We Will Contact You If You Are A Winner.

Official Rules:

1. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

2. No purchase necessary.
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New The Intern Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

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Warner Bros. Pictures released their new drama/comedy movie, "The Intern," into theaters this weekend, and all the top,major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that half of them liked it with a mixed 52 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at the Metacritic.com site The film stars: Robert De Niro, Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, Andrew Rannells, Linda Lavin, Christina Scherer, Celia Weston, JoJo Kushner, Zack Pearlman, Jason Orley and Nat Wolff. We've posted comments from a couple of the critics, below. Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a really nice 88 grade, stating: "With some genuinely insightful dialogue, a number of truly funny bits of physical business, and small scenes allowing us to get know and like a half-dozen supporting players, The Intern grows us on from scene to scene, from moment to moment." Mick Lasalle
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The Intern Movie Review

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The Intern Movie Review
The Intern Warner Bros Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya Grade: C+ Director: Nancy Meyers Written by: Nancy Meyers Cast: Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine, Andrew Rannells, Celia Weston Release: September 25, 2015 After Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) got bored of using “extra miles” for travel, doing T’ai chi in the park every morning, and learning Mandarin, he found a new “project” and applied for a Senior Intern’s position at a start-up online clothing catalog company in Brooklyn. The seventy-year old Ben got the job and was assigned to work for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) the founder. Slowly but surely he progressed from [ Read More ]

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Film Review: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in ‘The Intern’

Film Review: Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro in ‘The Intern’
Behind at least one successful woman stands an older, wiser man. That, at least, is the chief takeaway from “The Intern,” a perky generation-gap fable that sneaks some surprisingly conservative gender politics into its stainless new world of online startups and amply product-placed Macbooks. Starring Robert De Niro as the tirelessly benevolent retiree who becomes fashion entrepreneur Anne Hathaway’s unlikely guide to work-life equilibrium, this is smooth white-linen entertainment, unmistakably of a piece with the plush oeuvre of writer-director Nancy Meyers. Yet it takes all the leads’ considerable combined charm to forestall the aftertaste of the pic’s smug life lessons and near-comically blinkered worldview. Supplanting the romantic fizz of “It’s Complicated” and “Something’s Gotta Give” with scarf-deep social engagement may cost Meyers’ latest a little at the box office, but this “Intern” will still be reasonably well-paid by an under-served date-night crowd.

“Love and work, work and love,
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The Intern Releases A Slew Of Images In Case You Still Need To Be Sold

Some movies just have you at hello (and if they don’t, they probably won’t ever get you), and The Intern is one of those films. Warner Bros. has released a new set of images, and they actually clue you in to more detail than the trailer, but further marketing for this one is probably a lost cause. If Robert De Niro showing up to be Anne Hathaway‘s intern doesn’t suck you in, you’re immovable.

If the added information that this one is written and directed by Nancy Meyers still doesn’t do anything for you, I don’t think there’s the slightest hope of reaching you.

As I said, the images reveal a bit more of the story, especially in the sense of De Niro and Hathaway appearing with a cute kid, but I don’t think that’s going to be big reveal
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Intern In St. Louis

Academy Award winners Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Intern.

Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Private Benjamin”) is directing the dramatic comedy from her own screenplay.

In The Intern, De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

The film’s multi-generational cast also features Rene Russo (“Thor”), Anders Holm (“Workaholics”), Andrew Rannells (“Girls”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect”), Celia Weston (“No Reservations”), Nat Wolff (“The Fault in Our Stars”), Linda Lavin (“Wanderlust”), Zack Pearlman (“The Inbetweeners”), newcomer Jason Orley, and Christina Scherer (“Living with Uncle Charlie”).

The Intern opens Friday,
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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!

September

The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.
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'The Intern' Trailer #2 Teams Robert de Niro and Anne Hathaway

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'The Intern' Trailer #2 Teams Robert de Niro and Anne Hathaway
A retired widower tries to break out of his funk by taking on an unconventional job in the second trailer for Warner Bros.' The Intern. Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway lead an all-star cast in this new comedy from Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers, who directs the dramatic comedy from her own screenplay. The Intern is slated for release on September 25, going up against Before I Wake, The Green Inferno and Hotel Transylvania 2.

In The Intern, Robert De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). What starts as somewhat of a joke, this internship becomes much more fulfilling than anyone could have expected.
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