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10 Best Movies to See in November: Thor, 'Justice League' and Louis C.K.

10 Best Movies to See in November: Thor, 'Justice League' and Louis C.K.
We're neck-deep in the prestige-movie season, i.e. when a handful of movies made for [gasp] adults join the usual year-round I.P. blockbusters. Yes, there are new Marvel and DC movies heading down the pike, perfect for those who like their superhero films in both bright-and-peppy and dark-and-dour flavors. But there's also one of the year's best romance movies, a there-goeth-the-great-man biopic, an Agatha Christie murder mystery, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age movie and a chatty three-men-and-a-coffin character study on deck. All this, plus a black-and-white movie by Louis C.K. that will
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'Think tall': Hollywood costume designer Edith Head's tips on dressing for success

The Oscar-winning costume designer Edith Head was known for her ability to recognise the so-called physical flaws of the actors she dressed and for her technical abilities in highlighting their assets and disguising their imperfections.

In 1967 she shared that wisdom with the wider public when she published How to Dress for Success (reissued in 2011, Bloomsbury), an advice tome for women on getting ahead in love and life. The book is filled with the sort of did-she-really-say-that tips your grandmother would have offered, as well as all the trials and tribulations of dressing Hollywood stars.

Now, as an exhibition of Head’s work opens at the Bendigo Art Gallery showcasing more than 70 film costumes created during her 50-year career, we look back at some of her advice

Edith Head: costume designer and star of Google Doodle – in pictures

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Gwyneth Paltrow Narrates New Documentary About 9/11 Hero Whose Uncle Played a Pivotal Role in Her Life

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Gwyneth Paltrow Narrates New Documentary About 9/11 Hero Whose Uncle Played a Pivotal Role in Her Life
Signing on to narrate Man in Red Bandana, a poignant new documentary about a young hero who lost his life while saving others on 9/11, turned out to be a case of six degrees of separation for Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Oscar-winning actress had never heard of Welles Remy Crowther when she said yes to narrating the film, which premieres Friday, about the 24-year-old equities trader who helped people escape from the World Trade Center’s burning south tower before it collapsed, Matthew Weiss, the film’s first-time writer-director, tells People.

Weiss says he was “tickled pink” when Paltrow agreed to
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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!

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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm

Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.

Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see,
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Bad Girls Of "Batman" And Legendary Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum To Appear At Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Con

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention presents Classic Movie Poster Artist Robert Tanenbaum, Jean Hale (In Like Flint), Sharyn Wynters (The Female Bunch), and Donna Loren (Bikini Beach) at the August 20, 2017 Show.

Robert Tanenbaum is a Movie Poster Artist with an over 50 year career illustrating every film genre such as Science Fiction, Horror, Comedy, War, Drama and Martial Arts. Robert has illustrated such Classic Movie Posters as A Christmas Story, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Cujo, Five Fingers Of Death, Black Christmas, Super Fly, The Color Of Money, My Bodyguard, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, The Iron Cross, The Eagle Has Landed, Ransom, Cleopatra Jones And The Casino Of Gold, Hot Potato, Mel Brooks High Anxiety and Silent Night, Evil Night. Robert’s art is featured on the first announcement that Jaws was being made into a Movie.
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Quote of the Day: Jessica Lange Says “Ageism is Pervasive” in the Film Biz

Jessica Lange in “Feud: Bette and Joan

After more than four decades in the industry, Jessica Lange continues to deliver standout performances and rack up awards. She’s up for an Emmy this year for playing Joan Crawford in “Feud: Bette and Joan,” and has taken home two trophies from the ceremony in recent years for her work on “American Horror Story.” But Lange is one of very few women her age who continue to be cast in major roles.

“Ageism is pervasive in this industry,” she says in a new interview with Aarp. “It’s not a level playing field.” And particularly not for women. The Oscar winner explains, “You don’t often see women in their 60s playing romantic leads, yet you will see men in their 60s playing romantic leads with costars who are decades younger. I think about how few wonderful actresses of my generation are still doing viable, important film work. You go to television. You go to the stage. You do whatever you can because you want to keep working.”

Lange’s frequent collaborator, Ryan Murphy, has spoken out against ageism in the industry as well. “I feel like it’s ridiculous that women over 40 aren’t working,” he’s said.

While TV is dramatically more welcoming to older actresses looking for meaty roles, the small screen is still ageist — and sexist. Dr. Martha Lauzen’s research report on the 2015–16 TV season revealed that “42 percent of male characters were 40 and older but only 25 percent of female characters were 40 and older. Few characters of either sex age into their 60s and beyond. Five percent of males but only 2 percent of females were 60 and above.”

In the past, Helen Mirren — one of the few actresses her age who continues to book leading roles — has also addressed the fact that men age and their romantic co-leads don’t. When she was asked about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s admission that, at 37, she was “too old” to play a 55-year-old man’s love interest, Mirren responded bluntly: “It’s fucking outrageous. Fucking outrageous. It’s ridiculous, honestly. It’s so annoying.” The “Eye in the Sky” star insinuated that the double standards for aging male and female actors are nothing new, saying, “We all watched James Bond as he got more and more geriatric, and his girlfriends got younger and younger. It’s so annoying.”

Quote of the Day: Jessica Lange Says “Ageism is Pervasive” in the Film Biz was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Susan Sarandon Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Season 5

Susan Sarandon Joins ‘Ray Donovan’ for Season 5
Susan Sarandon is sticking with TV. The Oscar-winning actress will follow up her performance on FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” with a season-long arc on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” Variety has learned.

Sarandon will play Samantha Winslow, the strong, focused head of a motion picture studio.

Ray Donovan” stars Liev Schreiber as the titular L.A. fixer — the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Jon Voight also stars as Mickey Donovan, Ray’s ex-con father from South Boston. Rounding out the “Ray Donovan” cast are Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. A Showtime production, “Ray Donovan” is executive produced by David Hollander, Mark Gordon, Bryan Zuriff and Lou Fusaro and was created by Ann Biderman.

Sarandon can currently be seen on the aforementioned “Feud,” where
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Martin Scorsese on Reuniting With De Niro for ‘Irishman,’ the Sinatra Biopic That Got Away

Martin Scorsese on Reuniting With De Niro for ‘Irishman,’ the Sinatra Biopic That Got Away
London – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special event celebrating the director’s career at London’s BFI Southbank on Wednesday night. “To retain that passion is the key.”

Scorsese spoke about his passion, his work with film preservation and how the industry has changed during his long career. The Oscar-winning director also spoke about his upcoming project “The Irishman,” though he avoided mention of the rumors currently swirling around financing and rights to the film, including the possibility that Netflix could take worldwide rights in an eyebrow-raising deal.

The long-gestating “Irishman” is set to reunite Scorsese with Robert De Niro for a ninth time and would mark his first collaboration with Al Pacino. “Al and I have been trying to get to do a
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Mark Wahlberg Shares He Missed the Patriots’ Super Bowl Win After Son Got Sick: 'Family First'

Mark Wahlberg Shares He Missed the Patriots’ Super Bowl Win After Son Got Sick: 'Family First'
Mark Wahlberg may be a diehard New England Patriots fan, but he’s still able to prioritize! The father of four had to miss the team’s surprising victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night after one of his sons was under the weather during the Super Bowl.

Watch: Tom Brady Shares Emotional Moments With Family and Teammates After Super Bowl Victory

The Oscar nominee, 45, shared a photo on the field prior to the game with his wife, Rhea Durham, and his two sons, Brendan and Michael.

“I had to leave the game early because my youngest son wasn't feeling well,” he said of Brendan. “Trust me, I would have loved to be at the stadium -- but family first. Doesn't mean I don't love my Patriots too!”

The Boston native has been a longtime supporter of the Patriots. For the big game his sons wore Gronkowski and Blount jerseys, and he gave
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The Furniture: Celebrating the Tackiness of "The Oscar"

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. Here's Daniel Walber...

Tomorrow is twice blessed. You’re probably already excited for the first reason, the Oscar nominations announcement. It’s also the centennial of Ernest Borgnine, an actor I have never particularly liked. But this coincidence makes today a perfect opportunity to talk about one of the worst movies ever produced by a Hollywood studio: 1966’s The Oscar.

The film begins and ends at the Academy Awards, where fictional Frankie Fane (Stephen Boyd) is as Best Actor nominee for Breakthrough, perhaps the most on-the-nose fictional title of all time. His newly estranged best friend Hymie Kelly (Tony Bennett, in his film debut), glares at him from the next row. Bennett would retire from acting immediately after The Oscar, for reasons that are obvious from the moment he starts talking...
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Entertainment Feature: Top 20 Celebrity Portraits of 2016, By Photographer Joe Arce

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Chicago – The year 2016 was a dangerous one to be a famous person. In the past twelve months, one dozen of my former photo subjects passed away, celebrities who at one time or another famously posed for my lens. However, on a positive note, at least photos are forever. Or to quote the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman – “Why don’t you take a picture, it will last longer!”

The ranking of the portraits are based on a combination of the star power wattage of the subjects, the artistic results and the difficulty of landing the quarry…for those budding smart-phone-celebrity-stalkers who may wish to play along at home. So without further adieu, I present my top 20 celebrity portraits of 2016.

20. Peter Bogdanovich

Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Here’s to Peter Bogdanovich, who apart from Woody Allen is one of my all-time favorite directors.
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Weepy Winners, Celeb Selfies and Jay Z: Everything You Didn’t See on TV at the Cma Awards

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Weepy Winners, Celeb Selfies and Jay Z: Everything You Didn’t See on TV at the Cma Awards
The 50th annual Cma Awards were made for TV, which means you had the best seat to watch three-plus hours of unforgettable performances. But there still was a lot of show TV viewers didn’t get to see that occurred off-camera, backstage, and amid the star-studded audience. Here are some of the fun scenes that escaped the TV cameras.

Commercial breaks turned into massive (and very brief) celebrity cocktail parties.

Well, without the actual cocktails (if you don’t count the flask that Cam’s husband, Adam Weaver, was swigging from). The stars just couldn’t seem to sit still
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Valley of the Dolls

High camp or just plain trash? A cultural-cinematic swamp in perfectly rotten taste, this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's supermarket 'dirty book' seeks out tawdry sleaze like no American movie had before. Junk beyond belief, and great entertainment if you're in a sick frame of mind. Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 835 1967 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 27, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, Tony Scotti, Martin Milner, Charles Drake, Alexander Davion, Lee Grant, Naomi Stevens, Robert H. Harris, Jacqueline Susann, Robert Viharo, Joey Bishop, George Jessel, Dionne Warwick, Sherry Alberoni, Margaret Whiting, Richard Angarola, Richard Dreyfuss, Marvin Hamlisch, Judith Lowry. Cinematography William H. Daniels Film Editor Dorothy Spencer Conductor / Music Adaptor John Williams Written by Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley Jacqueline Susann Produced by Mark Robson, David Weisbart Directed by Mark Robson

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins FX's Feud

Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins FX's Feud
This is not your momma’s Miss Mellie.

Film star Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined Ryan Murphy’s Feud in the role of Olivia de Havilland, Murphy announced Tuesday via Twitter.

Thrilled that Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining Feud as Oscar-winner Olivia de Havilland.

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 16, 2016

RelatedAsk Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, NCIS, Bones, Htgawm, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Tvd, Jane, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More

The anthology series, which nabbed a series order at FX in May, will explore some of history’s greatest duels. First up: the off-screen drama between Joan Crawford (played by Jessica Lange
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TVLine Items: Morgan Freeman's Madam Secretary Encore, Evil Dead's Return Date and More

TVLine Items: Morgan Freeman's Madam Secretary Encore, Evil Dead's Return Date and More
The estimable Morgan Freeman is “robing up” again for Madam Secretary.

RelatedMadam Secretary‘s Elizabeth Is Offered Veep! — What Happens Next?

The Oscar-winning actor, who serves as an executive producer on the CBS drama, will reprise his role as Chief Justice Wilbourne in the Season 3 premiere. And just as with his first appearance as Wilbourne (in the Season 2 opener), Freeman also will direct the episode, EW.com reports.

Madam Secretary launches its new season on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c, where it will air between NCIS: Los Angeles and Elementary.

RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Premiere Dates
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‘Hateful Eight’ Tops ‘Point Break,’ ‘Concussion’ on Disc Sales Charts

‘Hateful Eight’ Tops ‘Point Break,’ ‘Concussion’ on Disc Sales Charts
The Oscar-winning “The Hateful Eight,” released on disc by Anchor Bay Entertainment, snatched the top spot on the national home video sales charts from Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” the week ended April 3.

The Western mystery, helmed by Quentin Tarantino and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern, earned less than $55 million in U.S. theaters, to nearly $282 million for the fourth “Hunger Games” film, which slipped to No. 2 on VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Hateful Eight” won an Academy Award for original score. Jennifer Jason Leigh was nominated for supporting actress. The film also earned a nod for cinematography.

Two other new releases bowed in the top five. Sony Pictures’ “Concussion,” the controversial biodrama about football players developing brain damage due to repeated concussions, debuted at No.
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Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter: Glib TV news watch. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'.”) Heralded for its wit and incisiveness, James L. Brooks' multiple Oscar-nominated Broadcast News is everything the largely forgotten Swing Shift isn't: belabored, artificial, superficial. That's very disappointing considering Brooks' highly addictive Mary Tyler Moore television series (and its enjoyable spin-offs, Phyllis and Rhoda), but totally expected considering that three of screenwriter-director Brooks' five other feature films were Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets, and Spanglish. (I've yet to check out I'll Do Anything and the box office cataclysm How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson.) Having said that, Albert Brooks (no relation to James L.; or to Mel Brooks
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TCM Oscar Homage Kicked Off Today: Is Bigger Always Better?

'Ben-Hur' 1959 with Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston: TCM's '31 Days of Oscar.' '31 Days of Oscar': 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Ben-Hur' are in, Paramount stars are out Today, Feb. 1, '16, Turner Classic Movies is kicking off the 21st edition of its “31 Days of Oscar.” While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being vociferously reviled for its “lack of diversity” – more on that appallingly myopic, self-serving, and double-standard-embracing furore in an upcoming post – TCM is celebrating nearly nine decades of the Academy Awards. That's the good news. The disappointing news is that if you're expecting to find rare Paramount, Universal, or Fox/20th Century Fox entries in the mix, you're out of luck. So, missing from the TCM schedule are, among others: Best Actress nominees Ruth Chatterton in Sarah and Son, Nancy Carroll in The Devil's Holiday, Claudette Colbert in Private Worlds. Unofficial Best Actor
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Quentin Tarantino Accuses Disney of ‘Extortion’ Over ‘Star Wars’ Booking

Quentin Tarantino Accuses Disney of ‘Extortion’ Over ‘Star Wars’ Booking
Despite much hype and excitement around “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opening this Friday, there’s at least one person who isn’t too happy with Disney — Quentin Tarantino. The Oscar-winning director claims Disney is “going out of their way to f— me,” among other choice words he used on the Howard Stern SiriusXM radio show Wednesday.

“It was real bad news and it f—ing pissed me off,” Tarantino told Stern.

The cause of Tarantino’s rage? He says Disney is strong-arming Arclight Cinemas, pushing his 70Mm “The Hateful Eight” out of the L.A. theater’s renowned Cinerama Dome for J.J. Abrams’ “The Force Awakens.” Tarantino explains that ArcLight Cinemas told Disney they would play “The Hateful Eight” in the Cinerama Dome starting on Christmas, but Disney threatened to pull “Star Wars” from all locations if the film couldn’t stay in that one theater.

“It’s vindictive,
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Former Child Actor Moore Dead at 89: Kissed Temple, Was Married to MGM Musical Star Powell

Child actor Dickie Moore: 'Our Gang' member. Former child actor Dickie Moore dead at 89: Film career ranged from 'Our Gang' shorts to features opposite Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper 1930s child actor Dickie Moore, whose 100+ movie career ranged from Our Gang shorts to playing opposite the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, and Gary Cooper, died in Connecticut on Sept. 7, '15 – five days before his 90th birthday. So far, news reports haven't specified the cause of death. According to a 2013 Boston Phoenix article about Moore's wife, MGM musical star Jane Powell, he had been “suffering from arthritis and bouts of dementia.” Dickie Moore movies At the behest of a persistent family friend, combined with the fact that his father was out of a job, Dickie Moore (born on Sept. 12, 1925, in Los Angeles) made his film debut as an infant in Alan Crosland's 1927 costume drama The Beloved Rogue,
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