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Watch out, Kid Rock; you have new competition in the celebrities maybe-possibly-running-for-office sweepstakes. “Divergent” star Shailene Woodley signaled her interest in running for office in an interview with the New York Times published Monday, saying she’s not going to rule out the possibility. “There was a point last year when I was working for Bernie Sanders where I thought, ‘Huh, maybe I’ll run for Congress in a couple years,'” the actress responded, when asked if she has political ambitions. “And you know what? I’m not going to rule it out. Who knows? Life is big, and I’m young. »
- Tim Kenneally
Risky and risqué, indie films have always been a home for bold, honest, and controversial visions of teens’ sexuality. Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats,” opening this week after bowing at Sundance in January, is another notch in the belt of the sub-genre, a sensitive and often shocking look inside the coming-of-age of a young Brooklyn teen.
Like the best of these films, it’s not all about hormones; it builds on questions about identity and desire. But that’s there too, in sensitively crafted scenes that don’t skimp on reality. Punctuated by some bad choices and an unnerving final act, “Beach Rats” embraces the full spectrum of teen sexuality, even when it’s not exactly alluring.
Here are eight indie films that engage with the subject matter in appropriately intimate ways. »
- Kate Erbland
Shailene Woodley could be looking at a career outside of show business, revealing in a new interview that she’s considering running for political office. If she pursues her goals, Woodley wouldn’t be the only politician who knows a thing or two about “Big Little Lies”, and explains that she first flirted with the idea while […] »
- Brent Furdyk
So, this is something that actually happened. Sam Claflin decided to put on Shailene Woodley’s swimsuit while shooting a movie in Fiji. Yep. Though, from the looks of it, he might want to switch to a bikini. »
- Jason Brow
There are two things you need to know about Sam Claflin: he's extremely attractive and a total goofball. The actor, who is currently filming a movie with Shailene Woodley, recently thought it would be a good idea to try on her one-piece bathing suit and document the whole thing on Instagram. Aside from looking extremely uncomfortable as his Adrift costar snapped some photos of him on a boat, the suit also leaves very little to the imagination as it hugs his, um, parts. He appropriately captioned a few of the snaps "Oucheeze" and "Pressure." Not that we're complaining, though! RelatedThese Shirtless Pictures of Sam Claflin Are So Hot, They Could Catch Fire »
- Kelsie Gibson
- Padraig Cotter
A version of this story on “Big Little Lies” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. Four lead women in “Big Little Lies,” the HBO miniseries based on Liane Moriarty‘s book, all landed Emmy nominations, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in the lead category and Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley in supporting. (Zoë Kravitz, the last of the main actresses, was left out.) Dern, Woodley and actors/executive producers Kidman and Witherspoon described the rare experience of making the miniseries, which starts with a murder investigation and then slowly unveils victim, murderer »
- Steve Pond
“Big Little Lies” is a favorite in most of this year’s longform categories — and that’s the big little truth.
The seven-part series scored 16 Emmy nominations this year, including outstanding limited series, two for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie (Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon) and three in outstanding supporting categories (Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley).
Read More:Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding Limited Series
But hold on — don’t count out “Feud: Bette and Joan” just yet. The series is about Hollywood, after all, and comes from Emmy favorite Ryan Murphy, who won the category last year for “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Read More:Emmy Predictions 2017: Outstanding TV Movie
Just like last year, IndieWire »
- Michael Schneider
In what’s been a fairly wretched summer box-office season, Oscar-winners Casey Affleck, Brie Larson, and Matthew McConaughey had some of the worst of it with “A Ghost Story,” “The Glass Castle,” and “The Dark Tower.” Casting didn’t drive those failures, but possessing Hollywood’s most-coveted award offered little or no bottom-line benefit.
Read More:The Most Surprising Movies of the 2017 Summer Movie Season
Beyond creating certain mention in the first sentence of an obituary, the long-term impact of an Oscar is never clear. In the 15 years since Halle Berry won an Oscar for “Monster’s Ball,” her roles have ranged from decorative to derivative — a trend that continued with this late-summer’s release of the low-budget, don’t-mess-with-Mama thriller “Kidnap.”
Still, is it too much to expect a short-term uptick in interest and box office? The summer of 2017 suggests that may be the case.
Best Actress, 2016
Oscar-winning film: “Room, »
- Tom Brueggemann
Limited series and television movies have significantly fewer hours to tell their stories than traditional drama or comedy series. But this doesn’t stop their creators from exploring rich worlds or crafting complex characters and sprawling ensemble casts.
“I’m always attracted to an ensemble. I just find that the story itself is best served with multiple points of views, with creating empathy — especially on ‘Fargo’ where we have characters on a collision course and we know violence is imminent,” says creator Noah Hawley. “I think it’s more interesting and more compelling for you to go into those moments of conflict a little bit torn about who you’re rooting for.”
The writing process for FX’ limited series is also complicated but enriched by its high-profile cast — Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon and David Thewlis — and day players that Hawley says are just as important in servicing the story. “There really are no minor characters,” he »
- Danielle Turchiano
The Oscars episode of FX’s “Feud” may well be one of its best — depicting the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at the 1963 Academy Awards. Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) was nominated for best actress for her work in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” — but her co-star Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) was famously snubbed. Crawford schemed to steal the spotlight from her longtime rival by offering to accept the award on the other nominees’ behalf, including Geraldine Page and Anne Bancroft, who ultimately won.
“Feud’s” Emmy haul of 18 nominations includes one for Jackie Hoffman, who is up for an award for best supporting actress in a limited series for her work as the unforgettable Mamacita, Joan Crawford’s long-suffering, infinitely patient maid/sidekick — opposite castmate Judy Davis (who embodied Hedda Hopper), “Big Little Lies'” Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, Regina King (“American Crime”), and Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”).
So when it comes to campaigning for the trophy »
- Debra Birnbaum
Written by Elizabeth Willoughby
Despite that the current Us president pulled out of the Paris climate accord earlier this year, former vice president and current activist, Al Gore, still says he comes down on the side of hope.
Following his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, about the effects of global warming, Gore released a follow up documentary last month called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which speaks to the human ingenuity that is behind his hope.
In an NPR interview, Gore said that with the fossil fuel industry financing an industry of climate denial through pseudo scientists and pseudoscientific reports, enough doubt was created so that the sense of urgency about solving the crisis was lost. “But because Mother Nature has a more persuasive voice than any of us,” he says, “they’re losing this battle. The Paris agreement was truly a historic breakthrough, illustrating that all around the world, »
Emmy voters are often creatures of habit, content to reward the usual suspects. But this year, the supporting category offers a lot of opportunities for new faces to break in. The diverse group of vets and newbies invited to the party include Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”), Chrissy Metz and Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”), Alexander Skarsgard and Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”), Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”).
For 13-year-old British actress Brown, playing the enigmatic, buzz-cutted Eleven on the Duffer brothers retro Netflix drama “Stranger Things” represents a couple of firsts. “It was my first big break and really my first proper acting job,” she says. “When we were shooting [the first season] we never thought it’d be this big, and it’s kind of crazy to realize how many people have responded to it and my character, this outcast.”
- Iain Blair
Paramount Pictures have debuted a new video for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, the climate change documentary that arrives in cinemas next Friday (our review is here), and features the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Bono, Pharrell Williams, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Ryan Tedder, Adam Levine, Dnce, The Chainsmokers, Jennifer Hudson, Rainn Wilson, Shailene Woodley, Randy Jackson and Steve Aoki who all say why they are “Inconvenient” to save the planet.
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that »
- Paul Heath
Hollywood’s biggest stars are fighting against climate change.
Al Gore‘s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power released a YouTube video Thursday featuring a large group of celebrities leading the #BeInconvenient campaign. The campaign encourages people to share why they are inconvenient for the spread of climate change, by listing the reasons they choose to fight it.
Paul McCartney leads off by saying he’s inconvenient “for the future of the planet” and Bono follows by making a plea for the “poorest of the poor” who are hit first “and the worst by climate change.”
Pharrell Williams asks viewers »
- Ale Russian
Wild) and Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), two of her fellow Emmy-nominated actresses from HBO's limited series Big Little Lies. However, on the show, her character, Renata Klein, a working mother determined to find out who is bullying her child, is a threatening adversary to both.
Dern spoke to THR about why she relished playing a character viewers loved to hate (and then eventually love) and how she has been juggling her busy schedule, one that includes reuniting with David Lynch for Showtime's Twin Peaks and with Alexander »
- Rebecca Ford
Big Little Lies, 2017.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Written by David E. Kelley.
Big Little Lies, which was based on a popular novel by Liane Moriarty, aired on HBO earlier this year, and now all seven episodes are available on Blu-ray. The bonus features are scant, but a code for digital copies of the episodes is included too.
Big Little Lies isn’t the kind of series that I would usually be interested in, given its soap opera-ish thrust, but I gave it a shot based on recommendations from my wife and daughter. Its “I’ve seen these kinds of people before” quality compelled me to keep watching, despite a plotline that turned out to be largely predictable.
Set in Monterey, Calif., Big Little Lies tells the story »
- Brad Cook
Simply titled Linda and Monica, the film will explore their rollercoaster friendship, which came to an abrupt and public end when it thrust Lewinsky’s affair with then-President Clinton into the national spotlight.
The film’s script, which is reportedly based in part on actual conversations between Lewinsky and Tripp-Rousch, was included on the 2016 Black List, the annual rundown of Hollywood’s top screenplays that have yet to be produced. »
- Mike Miller
Author: Scott Davis
It’s been a while since we heard anything about the future of the Divergent series after the previous installment, 2016’s Allegiant, was released in cinemas. Lots of rumours have circulated about what direction the franchise would take and it looks like we may have some answers this week.
While still in the “early stages” of development, Deadline states that Ascendant is set to find a new home with Starz and that the conclusion is being written and executive produced by Adam Cozad (Tarzan) and directed by Age of Adaline helmer Lee Toland Krieger, both of whom were attached the film version was planned.
The series began life on the big screen in 2014 with Divergent, based on the hit novels by Veronica Roth, which wowed audiences as part of the young-adult explosion at the time and grossed almost $290million at the worldwide box office. Then in 2015 the sequel, »
- Scott Davis
Now, the complicated relationship between the two women is being turned into a movie by Amazon Studios — simply titled Linda and Monica — and Tripp-Rousch scoffingly has an idea about who should play her.
- Stephanie Petit
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