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Sundance Film Festival 2017 Reveals Competition Line-Up

30 November 2016 1:05 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Entering its 33rd year, Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its official competition and Next line-ups for the 2017 edition of the festival. At first glance, initial highlights include Alex Ross Perry’s Queen of Earth follow-up Golden Exits and two David Lowery projects (his small-budget A Ghost Story starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara as well as The Yellow Birds, which he co-wrote).

There’s also Beach Rats, the latest film from It Felt Like Love director Eliza Hittman, Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre‘s Landline, and Blue Ruin and Green Room star Macon Blair‘s directorial debut I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Check out the line-up below and images as they become available.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

The 16 films in this section are all world premieres.

Band Aid” (Director and screenwriter: Zoe Lister-Jones) — A couple who can’t stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort »

- Leonard Pearce

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‘Birth of the Dragon’ Filmmakers Defend Movie Against Complaints It Whitewashes Bruce Lee’s Story

17 October 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Disney recently assuaged viewers’ anxieties by announcing that its upcoming live-action remake of “Mulan” will not be another example of whitewashing. The same apparently can’t be said of “Birth of the Dragon,” a Bruce Lee biopic receiving criticism for the inclusion of a fictional white character alongside its subject. Michael London, one of the film’s producers, has responded to the controversy by saying that “no one had the intention to do anything other than celebrate Bruce Lee, at a time when east and west are opening up to each other in a profound way.”

Read More: ‘Mulan’ Live Action Remake Will Feature All Chinese Leads, Avoid Whitewashing Accusations

“Birth” presents a portrait of the martial artist as a young man. Billy Magnussen plays the invented character, who helps facilitate a now-famous 1964 fight between Lee and his revered instructor Wong Jack Man. Speaking about the footage, which was shown »

- Michael Nordine

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for October 2016

6 October 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

October is upon us. The leaves are changing. Sweaters are becoming more abundant. Awards contenders are popping up in theaters nationwide. But those are far from the only films opening throughout the coming weeks. Below, you’ll find every planned theatrical release for the month of October, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Stay warm and happy watching!

Week of October 7 Wide

The Birth of a Nation

Director: Nate Parker

Cast: Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Nate Parker

Synopsis: Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story, “The Birth »

- Steve Greene and Zipporah Smith

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Break me off a link of that

5 October 2016 10:19 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Vulture Amy Landecker is Julia Roberts' voice double. This is amazing. Especially if you love the movie Duplicity

Geek Tyrant yummy yummy fandom pies

Coming Soon backwards told and trippy actually is commercial Strange Dr new the

Variety Robert De Niro's The Comedian will be getting an Oscar qualifying run. I guess Cinelou really wants to make these Oscar Qualifying runs their thing (see also Cake). Sigh. 

Women & Hollywood Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci will star in the adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestseller "The Children Act" to be directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal) -- ooh, sign us up. 

Awards Daily Oscar hopeful Loving about the famous right to marry case from the 1960s has released interracial and same sex emojis

Tracking Board Wolverine 3 gets a title, Logan, and a spirit of the beehive poster moment 

The Guardian another report on Hollywood whitewashing of Asian stories and characters. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Christopher Darden Finally Reveals He and Fellow O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark Were 'More Than Friends'

20 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Not kissing - but definitely telling. Christopher Darden told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that he and fellow O.J. Simpson murder trial prosecutor Marcia Clark "were more than friends" during the infamous 1994 court case. "We were inseparable back then," said Darden, now 60. After further prodding to divulge the nature of the relationship, he added, "I think I have told the truth. In lawyer land, a half-truth is a truth." The pair was front-and-center on Emmys darling The People v. O.J. Simpson earlier this year, but neither real-life party has confirmed a possible connection outside of the courtroom (despite much speculation), preferring »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Christopher Darden Finally Reveals He and Fellow O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark Were 'More Than Friends'

20 September 2016 2:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Not kissing - but definitely telling. Christopher Darden told Entertainment Tonight on Monday that he and fellow O.J. Simpson murder trial prosecutor Marcia Clark "were more than friends" during the infamous 1994 court case. "We were inseparable back then," said Darden, now 60. After further prodding to divulge the nature of the relationship, he added, "I think I have told the truth. In lawyer land, a half-truth is a truth." The pair was front-and-center on Emmys darling The People v. O.J. Simpson earlier this year, but neither real-life party has confirmed a possible connection outside of the courtroom (despite much speculation), preferring »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Birth of the Dragon Trailer: Bruce Lee Vs. Wong Jack Man

19 September 2016 9:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after the poster arrived for the martial arts biopic Birth of the Dragon, the trailer has finally dropped. While this movie isn't the first to address Bruce Lee's legend, it is the only one to detail a legendary fight between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man, which helped define Bruce Lee and turn him into a legend. The film premiered last week at the Toronto International Film Festival, but a domestic release date has not been issued.

An affectionate nod to the classic Kung Fu films of the 1970s, Birth of the Dragon is a dramatization of the true life but much disputed fight between Kung Fu greats Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) and Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man (Yu Xia) in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1964. Based on Michael Dorgan's magazine article, "Bruce Lee's Toughest Fight," the film is written by Chris Wilkinson and Stephen J. Rivele, »

- MovieWeb

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

17 September 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The crime of the century became a media circus, with no angle hidden -- yet behind what we saw on TV was even more conflict and consternation. This eight-hour miniseries is a beautifully constructed recreation with excellent casting, even though its O.J. doesn't remind us much of the original. It's highly absorbing stuff to anyone who lived through it. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Blu-ray Fox Home Video 2016 / Color /1:78 widescreen / 498 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / 49.99 Starring Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Nathan Lane, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Robert Morse, Steven Pasquale, Cheryl Ladd, Larry King, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Billy Magnussen. Cinematography Nelson Cragg Film Editors Chi Yoon Chung, Stewart Schill, Adam Penn Original Music Mac Quayle Written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (creators), Jeffrey Toobin, D.V. DeVincentis, Joe Robert Cole, Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky Produced by Alexis Martin Woodall, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Bruce Lee battles Wong Jack Man in first trailer for Birth of the Dragon

15 September 2016 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We brought you a poster earlier in the week, and now following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived online for director George Nolfi’s (The Adjustment Bureau) Bruce Lee biopic Birth of the Dragon, which focuses on Lee’s private fight against martial arts master Wong Jack Man; check it out here, along with another poster…

Birth Of The Dragon explores the “still-disputed private brawl between martial arts masters Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) and Wong Jack Man (Yu Xia) in 1964 as the fuel for a San Francisco-set coming-of-age story involving a rough and tumble young white man (Billy Magnussen) who matches the feuding fighting legends in the brawl as he pursues a Romeo and Juliet romance with a young Chinese immigrant (Jingjing Qu) under the control of the Chinese mob.”

Birth of the Dragon is yet to secure a release date, but we’ll keep you posted. »

- Gary Collinson

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Birth Of The Dragon Trailer Features Young Bruce Lee vs Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man

15 September 2016 6:52 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Promo trailer is now online (via Deadline) for Birth of the Dragon starring Billy MagnussenXia YuPhilip Ng, Jinging Qu, and Xing Jing.

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural film chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.

It's amazing to think of what Bruce Lee accomplished — and when. Years before martial arts action became a staple of Hollywood and global cinema, and years before Asian-Americans became a strong demographic presence in California, Bruce Lee brought the majesty and discipline of centuries-old combat to America, and added a little showmanship of his own. It wasn't easy.

In 1960s Oakland, a hotbed of hippie counterculture and radical politics, young Bruce Lee (Philip Wan-Lung Ng) does some radical cultural work of his own, teaching a martial arts style he himself developed. The Bay »

- Kellvin Chavez

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First Promo Trailer for the Young Bruce Lee Film 'Birth of the Dragon'

14 September 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"This is kung fu. It's not a game. It is not a religion. It's about who lives, and who dies." Wow - martial arts fans need to take a look at this. The first full 3-minute promo trailer has debuted for a film called Birth of the Dragon, a fictional feature based on the true story of the legendary Bruce Lee. Directed by the guy who made The Adjustment Bureau, the film stars Philip Ng as a cocky, young Bruce Lee living in San Francisco training and teaching his kung fu skills to others. He is confronted by a legendary Shaolin monk named Wong Jack Man, played by Yu Xia, who is upset that he is sullying the art and spirituality of kung fu. This trailer pretty much goes through most of the story, including the token white dude who is a part of the story, played by Billy Magnussen. »

- Alex Billington

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Birth of the Dragon’

13 September 2016 9:41 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Was Bruce Lee actually a good fighter? The question sounds insane, because no one in the history of martial-arts cinema has ever been half as mesmerizing to watch. Plenty of martial-arts stars have speed, but Lee wasn’t just faster than any of then; he had the demonic charisma of speed, a ferocity that charged every jagged movement with expression. His limbs were jackknives on lightning, and his quivering, coal-eyed glower told you how committed he was to every cut and thrust. At the same time, right in the middle of a scene, a part of him hung back and observed it all. That’s why he was the rock star of kung fu, at once in the moment and soaring above it.

But, of course, every time we saw Bruce Lee fighting, he wasn’t really fighting; he was acting. How were his skills in genuine hand-to-hand bloodsport combat? »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Birth of the Dragon Poster Reveals Legendary Bruce Lee

10 September 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Toronto International Film Festival is currently in full swing, and one of the films making its world premiere next week is director George Nolfi's Birth of the Dragon, which centers on martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The film will have its premiere on September 13, but while we wait for this first ever screening, the first poster has surfaced, featuring Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. While there have been Bruce Lee biopics in the past, this film focuses on a little-known fight that helped him become a world-renowned legend.

Set against the backdrop of San Francisco's Chinatown, this cross-cultural film chronicles {Bruce Lee's emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man, a Shaolin master who had been sent from China to stop Bruce Lee. The film is based on the real-life no holds barred fight took place 1965, a time »

- MovieWeb

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Instagram Battles: Armie, Kristin, or Billy?

3 September 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Would you rather...

• give Armie Hammer a massage?

• go to a gown fitting with Kristin Chenoweth

• go falconing with Billy Magnussen

 

Birthday massage... Check. #painisweaknessleavingthebody

A photo posted by Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) on Aug 28, 2016 at 5:02am Pdt

So much beauty and glamour in one photo! @kchenoweth in our ombré tulle gown. Happy Saturday! »

- NATHANIEL R

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Brady Corbet to Direct ‘Vox Lux,’ Luke Evans Joins Michael Shannon in ‘Sleep,’ and More

8 August 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After displaying his particular vision with his directorial debut The Childhood of a LeaderBrady Corbet has found his next project with the music drama Vox Lux. The Wrap reports that the film, which is also penned by Corbet, follows a pop star who gains success through “unusual circumstances.” After the 10-year process of Childhood, Corbet is excited to have a project with a “faster turnaround,” which hopefully will not sacrifice quality with its shorter page-to-screen window of time. Casting is currently underway before its planned January start in New York.

Coming off this summer’s High-Rise, Luke Evans will next play a sleazy club owner in Meredith Danluck‘s sophomore narrative feature, State Like Sleep, according to Variety. The film, which also stars Michael Shannon and Katherine Waterston, “revolves around the basic need for human connection and love.” More specifically, it deals partially with the club that Evans runs, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. Will Next Play Aubrey Plaza’s Love Interest in Dark Comedy ‘Ingrid Goes West’

8 August 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr. (who last played his father in 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton”) has joined Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies”) and Wyatt Russell (“22 Jump Street”) in the cast of “Ingrid Goes West,” Matt Spicer’s dark comedy… Continue Reading → »

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Feed the Beast Star Erin Cummings Marries Limitless Actor Tom Degnan

19 July 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Erin Cummings and actor Tom Degnan are married! The couple tied the knot on July 2 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and became the first celebrity bride and groom to get married at the historic church. The Feed the Beast star looked beautiful in her white off the shoulder wedding gown custom made by designer and bridesmaid Rochelle Rodriguez. For the reception, Cummings, 39, wore a second dress also created by Rodriguez. Meanwhile, the Limitless actor was dapper in a black tuxedo and color coordinated bowtie. A total »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Feed the Beast Star Erin Cummings Marries Limitless Actor Tom Degnan

19 July 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Erin Cummings and actor Tom Degnan are married! The couple tied the knot on July 2 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and became the first celebrity bride and groom to get married at the historic church. The Feed the Beast star looked beautiful in her white off the shoulder wedding gown custom made by designer and bridesmaid Rochelle Rodriguez. For the reception, Cummings, 39, wore a second dress also created by Rodriguez. Meanwhile, the Limitless actor was dapper in a black tuxedo and color coordinated bowtie. A total »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Marcia Clark Calls Upcoming O.J. Simpson Innocence Docu-Series 'Hideous'

5 April 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Marcia Clark has some harsh words for the team behind the upcoming O.J. Simpson docu-series that will try to prove the former football star's innocence in the murder of his wife. Speaking out on Today Tuesday, the former prosecutor on Simpson's notorious 1994 murder trial called Hard Evidence: O.J. Is Innocent "hideous." "I actually know the theory, and what they're basing it on, and it's nonsense. There's nothing to it," Clark, 62, told Savannah Guthrie.The six-part docu-series, which is expected to be narrated by Hollywood veteran Martin Sheen, has been picked up by Investigation Discovery. It will attempt to prove »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne in Official Trailer for 'The Meddler'

3 March 2016 5:12 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Mom, don't talk to my friends." Sony Classics has debuted a trailer for indie comedy The Meddler, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival just last year. Directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film stars Susan Sarandon as a widower who gets a little too close to her daughter, played by Rose Byrne. The full cast features J.K. Simmons, Billy Magnussen, Jason Ritter, Michael McKean, Lucy Punch. The film did get some good reviews, like this from David Ehrlich: "Imagine if Clueless had starred a 68-year-old Susan Sarandon as an overbearing mother and you’ll have the right idea about Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler, a sweet and sneakily effective portrait of a woman learning how to re-engage with the world after the greatest loss..." Here's the first official trailer for Lorene Scafaria's The Meddler, found on YouTube (via The Film Stage): An aging widow (Susan Sarandon) from »

- Alex Billington

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