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The Cast of 'The Princess Bride,' Then and Now

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Released on Sept. 25, 1987, Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride is a unique fairytale equipped with action, romance, comedy and more. The Princess Bride seems to have it all — a star-studded cast, loveable characters and iconic moments — and is revered as a cult classic among film lovers. 

The film is based on the 1973 novel of the same name by William Goldman. It grossed nearly $31 million domestically ($70 million adjusted for inflation). 

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the film, THR takes a look at the cast of The Princess Bride — including the likes of Robin Wright, »

- Sydney Odman

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Trump Should Fight Pollution Like He Did as California Governor

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Speaking at the San Sebastian International Film Festival on Monday, Arnold Schwarzenegger said President Donald Trump would be smart to follow his lead on the environment.

Schwarzenegger was on hand to promote his underwater production Wonders of the Sea 3D, screening in the official section.

“I think that we have in California proven that you can protect the environment and lower the greenhouse gases and go more in the green direction in terms of cars and industries and all that. We’ve passed the toughest laws in the United States. Everyone told us it was going to be »

- Pamela Rolfe

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Casey Affleck's Sea Change Media Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon

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Casey Affleck's production company Sea Change Media has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Amazon Studios.

The two-year deal, covering both film and television projects, repairs Affleck with Amazon, after he won the best actor Oscar for Manchester by the Sea, which Amazon nabbed out of the Sundance Film Festival. Whitaker Lader, a Sundance Institute alum, serves as head of production and development of Sea Change, which looks to develop bold, authentic, smart content, shining a light on underrepresented voices and stories, and operating with a philosophy of inclusivity and collaboration.

"This deal with Casey exemplifies our focus in expanding Amazon Studios’ relationships »

- Ashley Lee

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California's Film and TV Tax Credits Bring $3.7 Billion in Spending to the State

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In its first two years, California’s expanded Film and Television Tax Credit Program, which has been dubbed Program 2.0, has attracted or retained 100 film and television projects generating an estimated $3.7 billion in direct in-state spending, including $1.4 billion in below-the-line wages, the state said in a new report issued Monday.

Enacted in January 2015, the five‐year program increased fiscal-year funding from $100 million to $330 million annually through fiscal year 2019‐20. In the first two years of the expanded program, California gained 38 feature film projects and 50 television projects comprising eight pilots, two movies of the week, »

- Gregg Kilday

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Feinberg Forecast: The First Look at the Race to the 90th Oscars

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The listings below reflect how The Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg believes the Oscar nominations would look if the race ended today. They are formulated using a combination of personal impressions (from advance screenings), publicly available information (release dates, genres, talent rosters and teasers/trailers often offer valuable clues), historical considerations (how other films with similar pedigrees have resonated), precursor awards (some groups have historically correlated with the Academy more than others) and consultations with industry insiders (including fellow members of the press, awards strategists, filmmakers and voters).

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- Scott Feinberg

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James Corden Returning as Host of Hollywood Film Awards

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James Corden has signed on to host the Hollywood Film Awards for a third consecutive year.

The Late Late Show host will emcee the ceremony, which is set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton.

This marks the 21st year for the show, which honors films and actors, previews upcoming movies and bestows awards upon arts in the categories of cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing, production design, sound and makeup and hairstyling.

This year’s ceremony will benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund, which supports the entertainment community "in living and aging well, with dignity and »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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Indian Filmmaker Acquitted of Rape Charges

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Indian filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui has been acquitted of charges of raping an American woman at his Delhi home, for which he was last year handed a seven-year jail sentence by a lower court.

Following the sentence, Farooqui, who has been serving his jail term, had filed an appeal with the Delhi High Court, which acquitted him Monday, ordering his immediate release.

Farooqui co-directed the 2010 movie Peepli Live with his wife, Anusha Rizvi, which premiered at Sundance. The film was a satirical take on a poor farmer's struggle to pay his loans, highlighting India's painful issue of farmer »

- Nyay Bhushan

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South Korean Filmmakers Accuse Two Former Presidents of Blacklisting

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Outrage over reports of the existence of an “artist blacklist” had been central to the unprecedented impeachment of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Now, local creatives and artists are taking action against Park and another former head of state, Lee Myung-bak, fling complaints against them over censorship allegations.

Top South Korean filmmakers, actors and TV personalities have also filed a case with the Supreme Prosecutors' Office of the Republic of Korea, part of the Ministry of Justice, requesting an investigation into whether the former Lee administration indeed ordered the national spy agency to blackball industryites during the time it »

- Lee Hyo-won

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Steven Soderbergh Showcase Set for Tokyo Film Festival

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Tokyo International Film Festival (Tiff) will host a World of Steven Soderbergh program at this year's event, with the versatile director appearing at a Q&A session in Tokyo.

Soderbergh — who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1989 for his debut Sex, Lies and Videotape at age 26 and an Oscar for Traffic in 2000 — will be featured in the first of a series on influential filmmakers from the Americas, supported by American Airlines.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Ocean's Eleven (2001), Haywire (2011) and this year's Logan Lucky will be screened at Tiff.

The full Tiff lineup »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Brian De Palma Retrospective Set for Turin Film Festival

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The Turin Film Festival will host the first full Brian de Palma Retrospective in Italy at its upcoming festival. Curated by festival director Emanuela Martini, the retrospective will feature not just the complete feature films of De Palma, but also his short films, documentaries and video clips.

De Palma, born in New Jersey to parents of Apulian origins, is known for a number of iconic films, including Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), Carlito’s Way (1993), Mission: Impossible (1996) among many others.

He has been honored with a Berlin Silver Bear for »

- Ariston Anderson

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Oscars: Singapore Selects 'Pop Aye' for Foreign-Language Category

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Singapore has picked Kirsten Tan’s debut feature Pop Aye to represent the country at the 2018 Oscars in the best foreign-language film category.

A tender but mysterious drama, Pop Aye debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for screenwriting.

Set entirely in Thailand, the film stars Thaneth Warakulnukroh as a down-and-out architect who is reunited with his childhood elephant and embarks on a road trip across the Thai countryside in search of their old home.

"Loneliness, alienation, the ache of nostalgia and the everyday absurdity of life infuse every encounter in »

- Patrick Brzeski

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China's Censors Pull Revered Director's Film Days Before Release, Outraging Industry

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Youth, the 17th film from renowned Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang, had been billed as a possible commercial and critical return to form. But a sudden heavy-handed censorship decision may have just laid such hope to waste.

A sweeping period drama set during the upheavals of 1970s China, the film was well received at its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, with critics praising its balance between Feng's auteurist and crowd-pleasing impulses — traits that once earned him the nickname of "China's Spielberg." Commercial prospects for Beijing studio Huayi Brothers, the film's lead producer (which <a »

- Patrick Brzeski

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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure': First Trailer Released for Final Film in Trilogy

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Twentieth Century Fox on Sunday night released the trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final film in the Ya action-adventure franchise.

Dylan O'Brien returns as Thomas, who this time leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a Wckd-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Wes Ball directed »

- THR Staff

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