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37 Devil Wears Prada Moments That Are Still Totally Brilliant

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The Devil Wears Prada's 10th anniversary is this week, but we didn't need that to have a reason to celebrate. The movie is an instant classic, appropriate viewing for any time of year, and we're still as obsessed with the movie as ever. Meryl Streep is icy perfection, Anne Hathaway is her innocent foil, and Emily Blunt - well, this is the film that introduces us to Blunt's comic genius. To celebrate the ongoing fabulousness of this movie, we've put together the sassiest, best, funniest moments from the movie. (That's all.) »

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With ‘Mom,’ Chuck Lorre Finally Earned His Stripes as One of TV’s Top Auteurs

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Comedy mastermind Chuck Lorre was an auteur all along. It just took “Mom” to make you realize it.

The CBS comedy, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris as a mother and daughter both in recovery, is by far the most personal of Lorre’s career. The creator behind shows such as “Grace Under Fire,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” has been open about his own path to sobriety, a topic that is central to “Mom.”

“Broken people trying to repair their lives, I can relate to that,” Lorre recently told IndieWire. “I know a lot of people that can relate to the comedy in the repair business of a person’s life. I think we’re all in the process of doing a little mending.”

Lorre is still best known for “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” two megahits »

- Michael Schneider

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With ‘Mom,’ Chuck Lorre Finally Earned His Stripes as One of TV’s Top Auteurs

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy mastermind Chuck Lorre was an auteur all along. It just took “Mom” to make you realize it.

The CBS comedy, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris as a mother and daughter both in recovery, is by far the most personal of Lorre’s career. The creator behind shows such as “Grace Under Fire,” “Dharma & Greg,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory” has been open about his own path to sobriety, a topic that is central to “Mom.”

“Broken people trying to repair their lives, I can relate to that,” Lorre recently told IndieWire. “I know a lot of people that can relate to the comedy in the repair business of a person’s life. I think we’re all in the process of doing a little mending.”

Lorre is still best known for “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” two megahits »

- Michael Schneider

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How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary

25 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Looking back on the enormous success of The Devil Wears Prada, it's hard to imagine its iconic characters being played by anyone other than Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. But in a new tell-all with Variety for the film's 10th anniversary, the actresses reveal how they all nearly missed out on the project. Streep, who famously played icy fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the film, knew immediately after reading the script that she had a major hit on her hands - but the financial side of the deal wasn't exactly up to snuff. "The offer was to my mind slightly, »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary

25 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Looking back on the enormous success of The Devil Wears Prada, it's hard to imagine its iconic characters being played by anyone other than Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. But in a new tell-all with Variety for the film's 10th anniversary, the actresses reveal how they all nearly missed out on the project. Streep, who famously played icy fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the film, knew immediately after reading the script that she had a major hit on her hands - but the financial side of the deal wasn't exactly up to snuff. "The offer was to my mind slightly, »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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The Devil Wears Prada Is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary: 7 Things We Learned About the Film

24 June 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

June 30 marks the day the cult comedy film The Devil Wears Prada turns 10...that's as many skirts Miranda Priestley needs you to fetch from Calvin Klein. The movie stars Anne Hathaway as a naive, starry-eyed journalism school graduate Andy Sachs, who hopes to kick-start her career by working as an assistant to Meryl Streep's character, Priestley, the powerful and ruthless editor of the fictional fashion magazine Runway. The film also stars Emily BluntStanley Tucci, Simon Baker and Adrian Grenier. In honor of The Devil Wears Prada's 10th anniversary, several of the actors and others involved in the making of the film reminisced about their time working on the movie »

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Oscar Race at the 2016 Halfway Mark: Diversity and Confusion

24 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As 2016 hits the halfway point, the Oscar race is even fuzzier than usual. Two things are clear: The studios are back-loading their awards hopefuls yet again, with launches at fall festivals and/or the fourth quarter; and there are more diverse films in the mix, with at least 16 potential biggies from filmmakers who are women, Asians, Latino-Hispanics, black and seniors (i.e., over 65).

In the past few years, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Boyhood” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” had been widely screened and started industry buzz by late June. This year, there is a lot of industry enthusiasm for a few January-to-June titles such as “Zootopia,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Witch.” But best-pic contenders? Not so sure.

The festivals so far have offered possibilities like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Loving.” And some pundits anointed “The Birth of a Nation” as the Oscar front-runner last January (a mixed blessing for Fox Searchlight, »

- Tim Gray

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Scientology Opens Massive $50 Million Hollywood Compound For Filming Movies & TV Shows

24 June 2016 6:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Church of Scientology recently held a grand opening for Scientology Media Productions, a giant studio complex located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Read More: ‘The Arrangement’ Trailer: E!’s New Drama Parallels Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ Scientology-Fueled Love Story

The facility cost about $50 million and took five years to build, Forbes reports. Scientology leader David Miscavige intends to use the facility as a production base for Scientology’s most famous member, Tom Cruise, who shot some of his earlier hits like “Days of Thunder” (1990) and “Far and Away” (1992) at the church’s headquarters in Hemet, California. Cruise will reportedly shoot his new Hollywood films at the complex.

Emily Blunt on Tom Cruise and the New Wave of Emboldened Female Characters

There are also plans to use Scientology Media Productions to produce a 24/7 news show. At the grand opening celebration last month, Miscavige told a crowd:

“[A]s the saying goes, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All

23 June 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The moment Meryl Streep read the script for “The Devil Wears Prada,” she knew it would be—in her words—“Yuge.” But despite a truckload of awards and a reputation as the greatest actress on the planet, Streep had always been hesitant to negotiate for more pay. Maybe it was the character Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor so powerful she could terrify underlings without even raising her voice, that pushed her to do it. But the Oscar-winning actress felt emboldened. “The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep tells Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”

The Devil Wears Prada” showed Hollywood that it was never wise to underestimate a strong woman’s worth. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Why Smart, Strong Women Should Support Each Other

23 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Blunt, and J.K. Rowling have more in common than just being famous - they all know the true meaning of girl power. When their peers were faced with adversity, all four of these inspiring women stuck their neck out to support their friends. And we're in awe of each and every story. Click play to hear them all! Then, learn how you can support other women today at leanin.org/popsugar. »

- Carla Hawkes

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Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence

19 June 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening on June 24th is director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence.

We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward.

Looking for some otherworldly films to check out before you head out to the cinemas on Friday? Have a look at Wamg’s list for Alien Invasion Movies To See Before Independence Day: Resurgence!

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Sicario 2 Isn't a True Sequel, Sicario 3 Already Being Planned

16 June 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

One of last year's surprise hits was the critically-acclaimed Lionsgate film Sicario, which wasn't exactly a box office blockbuster, but did fare decently for a September movie, taking in $84 million worldwide from a $30 million budget. Just a month after this thriller starring Emily Blunt hit theaters, Lionsgate announced that a follow-up was coming, and just last month, Italian director Stefano Sollima (Suburra) stepped in to take the helm. While there is still much we don't know about the story, this sequel, entitled Soldado ("soldier" in Spanish), will not be your typical follow-up. The director also teased that a third installment is already in the works.

Last year's Sicario is set in the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, where an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is exposed to the brutal world of international drug trafficking by members of a government task force (Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro »

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Director Stefano Sollima: 'Sicario' is one piece of three-part anthology

16 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Soldado, the follow up to the 2015 film Sicario, hasn’t even started shooting yet, but director Stefano Sollima is already planning for more. Just don’t call it a sequel.   In an interview with The Independent, the Italian director said that he’s looking to film more stories about the drug trade along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it comes with a slight twist. "The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and in the same world," Sollima said. The core actors, of course, being Benecio del Toro as Alejandro Gillick and Josh Brolin in the role of CIA officer Matt Graves. As for Soldado, Sollima added, ”It's not a real sequel…it's something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven't watched the first one." One person who won’t be returning for the non-sequel sequel is Emily Blunt. The Golden Globe-winning actress who played Kate Macer in Sicario is busy with other projects, most notably Mary Poppins Returns. She’ll play the title character in that movie. No release date has been announced yet for Soldado. »

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You may be able to watch ‘Hamilton’ on your TV screen soon (but not soon enough)

16 June 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Getting tickets to Hamilton is nigh impossible, but seeing the hit Broadway show in its entirety may someday not be — if you’re willing to have your Hamilton experience not be live. The production in the Richard Rodgers Theatre will be filmed before Lin-Manuel Miranda exits the lead role. Miranda confirmed the date of his final performance date (July 9) and talked about the plans to film the show with reporters at a breakfast event this morning. Miranda is departing the show after a long run in the role of the ten-dollar founding father — the musical debuted off-Broadway in January 2015 before moving to the Rodgers last July. Next stop for Miranda: Hollywood. He will star alongside Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns, he has Moana with his original music opening this November, and he’s producing a film adaptation of his first Tony-winning musical In the Heights. And we’re sure there are plenty more projects to come for Miranda in Tinseltown. As for what exactly is happening to the footage of the show, Miranda says he doesn’t know, throwing in a Harry Potter reference as he tweeted that it’s likely to remain tucked away unseen for a while. 2) What are we doing with that footage? No idea. Throwing it in a vault at Gringotts for a bit probly. But we're getting it. — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 16, 2016 So it won’t be live on pay-per-view like Laura Benanti-Zachary Levi show She Loves Me (recently announced to be the first Broadway show broadcast live). Hamilton is probably really being filmed for posterity with no real plan of where and when that footage will show up. But maybe the Hamilton original cast* show will end up on TV too eventually or maybe for limited events screened in movie theaters. One can hope. *By original cast, we’re not sure whether they mean the true original Broadway cast — Miranda will be there but already exited cast members like Jonathan Groff may not be back for this taping. In the meantime, catch segments of Hamilton staged for the Tony Awards telecast, look forward to the PBS documentary, and pray you’ll get to see the touring cast somewhere someday soon. And listen to that cast recording for the 14,289th time. »

- Emily Rome

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‘Sicario’ sequel will stand up on its own – and more movies may follow

16 June 2016 2:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director Stefano Sollima is in town to promote his new crime movie Suburra, which comes out in UK cinemas on June 24th, but everyone really wants to know more about his net project, the sequel to Sicario, Soldado.

Speaking with The Independent, the Italian filmmaker spoke of the planned sequel, which sounds like it’ll be a film that will work on its own.

“It’s not a real sequel,” he said to the online newspaper. “It’s absolutely a standalone movie – a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario.”

He refers to Benicio del Toro‘s hitman Alejandro Gillick and CIA officer Matt Graves (Josh Brolin).

“The reason that I love [Soldado] is because it’s not exactly a sequel; it’s something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.”  

“The antagonists are now absolutely the main characters.”

Shooting on the film will start later in the year. Emily Blunt, who led the first movie, will not return for the sequel as she’s off to headline the Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns over at Disney.

Let’s not rule out a return in the future though, as Sollima stated that more movies in the Sicario series could follow.

“The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and [set] in the same world.”

More as we get it.

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- Paul Heath

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Sicario 3 is also being planned

15 June 2016 9:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Further sequels to Sicario are in the works, it's been revealed...

Earlier this month, we got the confirmation that Sicario 2 is indeed going ahead. The sequel to last year’s exceptional thriller from director Denis Villeneuve, the new movie will go be the name of Soldado, with Stefan Sollima directing (Villeneuve has the small matter of Blade Runner 2 on his immediate slate).

Emily Blunt won’t be back for the sequel, but both Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro will be returning.

Chatting to The Independent, Sollima has confirmed that Soldado is “not a real sequel” and instead it’s “absolutely a standalone movie – a completely different story with just two of the characters you met in Sicario”.

As such, the new movie will have “huge action sequences” this time, and “it’s not drug dealing, it’s more on immigration”.

Furthermore, there are plans afoot for a Sicario 3 as well, in addition to more potential films beyond that. That too will be standalone, sharing characters but not much else.

Soldado is expected to start filming later this year. We await work on when Sicario 3 will move forward…

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Movies News Simon Brew Sicario 16 Jun 2016 - 05:42 Soldado Sicario 3 Emily Blunt Benicio Del Toro Josh Brolin Stefan Sollima »

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'Sicario' Sequel 'Soldado' to be Second in an Anthology Trilogy

15 June 2016 7:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

While Sicario wasn't able to lock down any Academy Awards at this year's ceremony, that didn't stop the film from being enjoyable experience for indie film fans. It was a grounded, gritty crime film from respected director Denis Villenueve (Prisoners) -- not really the type to get a sequel. Lo and behold most fans' surprise when it was announced that Lionsgate would continue on with Benicio del Toro's character in a sequel entitled Soldado

Earlier this month, the studio locked down director Stefano Sollima, who directed last year's Italian neo-noir film, Suburra. In a recent interview with Independent, Sollima talked a little bit about Soldado and its connection to Sicario. While it's easy to call the film a sequel, the director insists that's not the case.

"It's absolutely a standalone movie - a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario. It's not a real sequel. »

- Joseph Medina

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‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’ Will Be Part of Standalone Trilogy

15 June 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Star Wars” isn’t the only franchise to inspire a series of standalone films. Stefano Sollima, who’s directing the “Sicario” sequel “Soldado,” revealed to The Independent that “the idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and [set] in the same world.” “Soldado,” the first of these, will apparently have little else in common with Denis Villeneuve’s drug-war drama from last year.

Read More: ‘Sicario’ Sequel ‘Soldado’: Emily Blunt Out in Story That Focuses On Benicio Del Toro & Josh Brolin’s Characters

“It’s not a real sequel,” added Sollima. “It’s absolutely a standalone movie — a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in ‘Sicario.’ The reason that I love [‘Soldado’] is because it’s not exactly a sequel; it’s something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.” Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan are all set to return for the semi-sequel; original star Emily Blunt is not.

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She was recently cast in the “Mary Poppins” reboot, while Villeneuve is at work on the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel starring Ryan Gosling. Sollima promises that “Soldado” will be “much more cinematic” than its predecessor — a tall order, given Roger Deakins’ typically arresting cinematography, but an exciting one if he can deliver the goods.

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Sicario 3: Director Stefano Sollima Wants To Spin Out Trilogy Of “Anthology” Movies

15 June 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not a fortnight has passed since news of Sicario 2 emerged – bearing the title Soldado – and already, Stefano Sollima is eyeing a potential trilogy with Sicario 3.

Word comes by way of The Independent, where Sollima cautioned that the third installment isn’t being considered as a bona fide threequel; rather, in a similar fashion to Soldado blazing a new path away from its forebear, Sicario 3 would be treated as a self-contained, standalone movie “with some of the core actors and [set] in the same world.”

That’s a creative process that has already taken into effect on the second installment, given that the Italian filmmaker has confirmed Soldado will set the stage for the antagonists to become the lead characters, effectively doubling down on Josh Brolin’s shady CIA operative and Alejandro Gillick, played with malicious glee by Benicio Del Toro.

“It’s not a real sequel,” he continued. “It’s absolutely a standalone movie – a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario. “The reason that I love [Soldado] is because it’s not exactly a sequel; it’s something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.”

Bear in mind that Soldado remains deep in pre-production at the time of writing, meaning it’s very, very early days on Sollima’s follow-up. Taking the place of Denis Villeneue, the director will now collaborate with Taylor Sheridan on the screenplay as Lionsgate and Black Label Media’s atypical cinematic franchise begins to take shape. 

Sicario 3 is officially a thing – but could it spell the return of Emily Blunt’s Kate Mercer? Unlikely, given Sollima’s comments about shifting focus to the antagonists, but we remain hopeful nonetheless. »

- Michael Briers

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Director Of ‘Soldado’ Says Film Is A Standalone ‘Sicario’ Sequel, Teases Anthology Trilogy

15 June 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When news emerged earlier this month that the “Sicario” sequel “Soldado” was pushing ahead, but without the involvement of Emily Blunt, many were dismayed. But even from the earliest whispers, the word on the street was that the focus would pivot elsewhere, and indeed, the followup will center on Benicio del Toro’s “consultant” and Josh Brolin’s […]

The post Director Of ‘Soldado’ Says Film Is A Standalone ‘Sicario’ Sequel, Teases Anthology Trilogy appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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