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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

28 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If your favorite “Feud: Bette and Joan” character is Pauline, Alison Wright gets it.

“I kind of love her too,” she told IndieWire. “She’s a strong, assertive, capable, able woman, and not a victim in any sort of sense. She’s got her head screwed on pretty tight. Ryan [Murphy] initially described her as being whip-smart and cool as a cucumber, so that’s an attractive concept right there.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Main Titles: How That Striking Vintage Opening Sequence Got Made

Wright first became familiar to FX audiences as another 20th century secretary, “poor Martha” of “The Americans.” But the two characters couldn’t be further apart. As the loyal and clever assistant to director Robert Aldrich (played in the show by Alfred Molina), Pauline represents a rare breed of Hollywood women for the year 1962 — an aspiring director, who in this week’s episode has the »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: Alison Wright On How Her Fictional Character May Fare Better Than Real Women in Film

28 March 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If your favorite “Feud: Bette and Joan” character is Pauline, Alison Wright gets it.

“I kind of love her too,” she told IndieWire. “She’s a strong, assertive, capable, able woman, and not a victim in any sort of sense. She’s got her head screwed on pretty tight. Ryan [Murphy] initially described her as being whip-smart and cool as a cucumber, so that’s an attractive concept right there.”

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Main Titles: How That Striking Vintage Opening Sequence Got Made

Wright first became familiar to FX audiences as another 20th century secretary, “poor Martha” of “The Americans.” But the two characters couldn’t be further apart. As the loyal and clever assistant to director Robert Aldrich (played in the show by Alfred Molina), Pauline represents a rare breed of Hollywood women for the year 1962 — an aspiring director, who in this week’s episode has the »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Today in History: Joan Crawford's Oscar, Bel Powley's Rise, Loretta Young's Emmy

7 March 2017 7:03 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Need to feel festive today? Think on these anniversaries or birthdays today in showbiz history and celebrate accordingly. 

1914 Director Morton DaCosta was born in Philly. Though most of his career was on the stage he did direct three features: Auntie Mame, The Music Man, and Island of Love, the first two of which were Best Picture nominees!

1933 The game "Monopoly" was invented -remember that time when it seemed like every "brand" was going to become a movie and Ridley Scott was going to make this one?

1942 Televangelist wife and pop culture makeup icon Tammy Faye Baker is born. 

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Adriana’s Pact’

21 February 2017 10:38 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The end of “Adriana’s Pact” hits audiences like a hurricane: As director Lissette Orozco confronts her aunt Adriana Rivas via Skype about her association with Augusto Pinochet’s Gestapo-like secret police, the older woman goes on the attack, screaming at her niece for betraying family ties. Long before then, the viewer knows what Orozco hopes not to believe, but even so, the moment is deeply chilling. “Adriana’s Pact” is a brave documentary in which the director allows us to witness her loss of innocence, and while the exposure must be painful, its rawness will translate to major festival coverage as well as probable specialized boutique release.

Adriana, known in the family as Chany, was Orozco’s idol, her Auntie Mame who would sweep into Chile from Australia laden with gifts and trailing an air of glamour. Then during a visit in 2006, Rivas was arrested and charged with working for Dina, »

- Jay Weissberg

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Link Her Moore

25 January 2017 3:08 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Nyt TV comedy legend and dramatic Oscar nominee Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) dies at 80

Empire Actor Dan Aykroyd pays tribute to his Blues Brothers co-star Carrie Fisher in a new essay

Awards Daily Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey interview to air on Netflix tomorrow 

Playbill If you're near Cambridge, there's a new production of Night of the Iguana starring James Earl Jones and Amanda Plummer (!) opening in February 

Tracking Board Jacob Tremblay signs on to a reboot of Predator as an autistic child with a gift for languages

/Film X-Men is getting its own TV series, unrelated to the movies. Good luck with that 

THR on all the times the Star Wars universe has used "The Last Jedi"  

People Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac have split 

Interview talks to Asghar Farhadi about his Oscar nominated film The Salesman 

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Mnpp Jason does not like Hacksaw Ridge. »

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Grab Some Tissues, Because Mark Hamill's Goodbye Letter to Carrie Fisher Will Make You a Blubbering Fool

3 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mark Hamill has much love for his Star Wars costar Carrie Fisher. While many celebrities were shocked by her death, the actor, who played her brother in the franchise, took the news especially hard. Aside from releasing a heartwarming statement about his "beloved space-twin," Hamill recently paid tribute to Fisher with a farewell letter in The Hollywood Reporter. "Carrie and I occupied a unique area in each other's lives," he wrote. "It was like we were in a garage band together that somehow hit it huge. We had no idea the impact Star Wars would have on the world. I remember we were out on tour right before the movie opened. By the time we got to Chicago, there was a crowd at the airport. I said, 'Hey look, you guys, there must be somebody famous on the plane.' I was looking around to see who it might be. »

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Mark Hamill Remembers Carrie Fisher in Emotional Star Wars Tribute

2 January 2017 12:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many of us were very ready for 2017 to come around and hit the reset button, in hopes we can have a less tragic year in terms of loss than 2016. It was a bad year for losing beloved people, but when Carrie Fisher passed away last week it seemed like one of the hardest to take was saved for last. Now her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill has penned a touching tribute to her, detailing some of their early adventures working on Star Wars with one another.

The actor who was responsible for bringing Luke Skywalker to life wrote the column for The Hollywood Reporter and really opened up about his friendship with Carrie Fisher. Most of the column focused on the early days of working on Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and how their friendship blossomed via their experience making those movies together. »

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Mark Hamill’s Emotional Carrie Fisher Tribute: ‘I Was Just in Awe of Her’

2 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Carrie Fisher was one of the last celebrities to pass away in 2016, and also one of the hardest to lose. Her iconic role as Princess Leia, acerbic wit and mental-health advocacy all made her a singular presence over the last 40 years; the fact that her mother Debbie Reynolds followed her just a day later is almost too sad to comment on. Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill is even more devastated than most, and has written a guest column expressing his grief in the Hollywood Reporter.

Read More: Carrie Fisher’s ‘Star Wars’ Family and More Celebrities Mourn Her Death on Twitter

“Carrie and I occupied a unique area in each other’s lives,” says Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the enduring sci-fi franchise. “It was like we were in a garage band together that somehow hit it huge.” He recounts his first meeting with Fisher, which took »

- Michael Nordine

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