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The Unbearable Rightness of Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring (Even if He Doesn’t Keep to It)

25 June 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Daniel Day-Lewis, the greatest screen actor of his generation, announced this week that he would be retiring from acting, I had the same initial thought that, I assume, most everyone else did. After a few befuddled seconds of “Why?” I prayed that his announcement wasn’t the euphemism for a health crisis. Once I decided that it probably wasn’t (this is, after all, the actor who took an open-ended sabbatical to build furniture), a conviction began to settle over me. While I had no clear idea why an artist as passionate and celebrated as Daniel Day-Lewis would want to cut his ties to acting (I was going to add “when he’s at the top of his game,” though when has Daniel Day-Lewis not been at the top of his game?), every bone in my body told me that he’d be back. At some point. In some eccentric Daniel Day-Lewis fashion. He »

- Owen Gleiberman

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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

24 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career, »

- Anne Thompson

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It’s a Coppola World: Inside the Filmmaking Co-Op That is Sofia, Eleanor, Roman, and Francis

24 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sofia Coppola is the promotional circuit with “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features). So is her 81-year-old mother, Eleanor, who wrote and directed her first narrative feature, the romantic road movie “Paris Can Wait;” Sony Pictures Classics is releasing it around the country to strong reviews and box office. Mother and daughter will meet, with their films, at this week’s Munich International Film Festival, where they’ll be joined by the man who began the family film dynasty, Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia and her older brother, director and screenwriter Roman Coppola, also own San Francisco production company American Zoetrope, which their father launched in 1979; Roman runs it day to day. “They seek each other’s help when it’s needed,” said long-time family producer and casting guru Fred Roos.

Roos has been Francis Ford’s producer and casting director since “The Godfather.” And from the beginning of Sofia’s career, »

- Anne Thompson

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A Look at Al Capone in the Movies

19 June 2017 7:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Al Capone is America’s best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city and an interesting variety of Hollywood stars have had the leading role as Al Capone in the many films that have been made that featured him as a character.

The first film about Capone was produced when he was still making headlines. The main character may be named Antonio Camonte, but there’s little doubt as to who producer Howard Hughes had in mind when he and director Howard Hawks filmed Scarface during the Great Depression. Camonte shares more than the same initials with one Al Capone, who was about to begin his eleven-year sentence for tax evasion when the movie was released »

- Tom Stockman

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Sofia Coppola Movies Ranked Worst to Best

19 June 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sofia Coppola movies are defined by desolate landscapes, lonely characters, a wry sense of humor, and painterly compositions. For fans of this aesthetic, it’s pretty hard to get it wrong, and Coppola’s nearly 20-year track record attests to the consistency of her talent. From her feature-length debut “The Virgin Suicides” through her latest endeavor, “The Beguiled,” Coppola’s dreamlike visuals and deadpan tone have remained a distinctive voice in American cinema, one filled with gentle, forlorn faces and a world that always seems as though it’s on on the verge of devouring them whole. (If there isn’t already a Reddit forum theorizing that all Coppola movies exist in a single universe governed by the laws of sadness, someone should kick it up.)

While Coppola’s career was set in motion to some degree by the influence of a very famous father, her filmmaking capabilities are hardly dictated by Francis’ accomplishments. »

- Eric Kohn

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Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!

16 June 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Gear up for Father's Day with our list of Memorable Movie Dads!Zachary Dent6/16/2017 10:01:00 Am

Father's Day is upon us once again! Whether you're getting together with family, heading up to the cottage, or just hitting the park for some fresh air it's always good to mix in a cinematic adventure. We've all got a favourite movie; ok, well at least a top 3. And there's nothing like sitting back with family and friends to take in everyone's favorites. What better reason to check out the Cineplex store's Father's Day sale and earn some extra Scene points!

To inspire your viewing choices, we've got a list of the most memorable movie dads coming at you before the weekend. Take a look, there's something here for everyone.

Marlin - Finding Nemo​/​Finding Dory

"If this is some kind of practical joke, »

- Zachary Dent

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Patty Jenkins Talks About the Challenges of Making Wonder Woman

15 June 2017 2:51 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Wonder Woman has done something that Batman and Superman failed to accomplish: launched a big, colorful, fun superhero film that connected with and inspired its audience. I know, I know, there are plenty of fans of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, but these two films were dark and melancholy and brooding in a way that Wonder Woman is light and joyous and positive, and yet the film is still deadly serious about its themes and subject-matter.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's movie is not only a major financial success, it also struck a deep chord with both audiences and critics alike, as evidenced by Wonder Woman's Rotten Tomatoes 92% rating and Metacritic score of 76 -- only Logan has received better reviews and ratings in the recent superhero genre.

Related - Patty Jenkins Shares Incredible Fan Reactions To Wonder Woman

Business Insider recently interviewed Patty Jenkins to talk »

- David Kozlowski

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Diane Keaton Looks Back on Her Epic Romances with Woody Allen, Al Pacino and Warren Beatty

15 June 2017 2:06 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Diane Keaton has never been married, but she’s had plenty of high-profile romances — and she clearly lingers in the minds of her men.

On June 9, when she received the American Film Institute’s 45th Lifetime Achievement Award, former boyfriends and costars Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Woody Allen were among the Hollywood luminaries on hand to sing her praises. “You’re a great artist,” Pacino told her from the stage at the Dolby Theater. “I love you forever.”

The Annie Hall star, now 71, has her own fond memories of her “many loves,” as she laughingly calls her exes.

She »

- Kim Hubbard

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Johnny Depp to present his favourite movies at Glastonbury

12 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Depp to be first guest of honour at Julien Temple’s Cineramageddon event next week.

Johnny Depp will be the inaugural guest of honour at Glastonbury’s new film event Cineramageddon next week.

Depp will introduce three of his favourite movies (two of which he also starred in) at the music festival: Withnail & I, Dead Man and The Libertine.

Five day film event Cineramageddon is the brainchild of director Julien Temple and is designed by artist Joe Rush. It is presented by film producer Stephen Malit, with technical supervision by Michael Denner.

Movies will be projected onto the biggest cinema screen in the UK with the nocturnal audience seated in seventy mutated vintage British and American cars, repurposed funfair rides and a Lear jet.

Depp’s selected movies will screen consecutively on Thursday 22 June with the actor introducing them in conversation with Temple.

“No film has ever made me laugh more”

The Pirates of The Caribbean »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

9 June 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) —  it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of  “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,”  “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk. »

- Anne Thompson

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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

9 June 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) —  it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of  “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,”  “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk. »

- Anne Thompson

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Woody Allen Makes a Surprise Appearance to Honor Diane Keaton — Along with Exes Warren Beatty and Al Pacino

9 June 2017 9:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Diane Keaton is feeling the love from her famous exes.

The actress was honored at the 45th Annual AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony Thursday night where her friend and early collaborator Woody Allen made a surprised Hollywood appearance. Though the private Allen tends to stay from the spotlight, he ventured out to the West Coast to pay tribute to his longtime muse. 

“The minute I met her, she was a great, great inspiration to me,” Allen said while introducing Keaton at the event. “Much of what I’ve accomplished in my life I owe, for sure, to her. Seeing life through her eyes. »

- Ale Russian

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Woody Allen Makes Rare L.A. Appearance to Honor Diane Keaton at Star-Studded AFI Event

8 June 2017 11:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The old and new guards of Hollywood turned out in force for the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony honoring Diane Keaton on Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre.

Dp Frederick Elmes also received the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Even Woody Allen made a rare L.A. appearance to present Keaton with her trophy, saying, “This is a woman who is great at everything.

Diane Keaton and I go back a long way,” he said. He roasted her looks, style (“She looks like the woman in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ who comes to take Blanche away”), and men who, he said, were the “most charismatic men in Hollywood and they always dumped her.”

He was not the only one to roast a delighted Keaton, who sat back and laughed at it all. Martin Short and Steve Martin kicked off the evening with a song routine at a grand piano. “Diane, »

- Shalini Dore

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Critic's Appreciation: A Closer Look at Diane Keaton's Career

8 June 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Diane Keaton has said that she felt miscast in The Godfather. The movie, her first, offers compelling evidence that she wasn’t. But that note of self-questioning honesty, familiar to anyone who has seen her interviewed or read her memoirs, is also essential to her distinctive work as an actor, whether she’s spoofing it up in a wacky satire, bringing a historical figure to full-blooded life or exploring the recognizable challenges of parenthood and marriage. 

Her turn as Kay Adams-Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 saga (her second big-screen role after Lovers and Other Strangers) introduced many moviegoers to »

- Sheri Linden

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How Today’s ‘Nonsensical’ Blockbuster Filmmaking Can Learn a Lesson From American Movies of the ’70s

7 June 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Film critic Charles Taylor’s first collection of essays, “Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s,” explores the rich history of ’70s-era American filmmaking through a unique lens, opting to highlight some of the period’s underseen and often underappreciated gems. As one of the most fruitful times in American filmmaking, Taylor understands why certain features — including offerings from such respected filmmakers as Jonathan Demme, Walter Hill, and Irvin Kershner — didn’t quite make it big at a crowded box office, but he’s also eager to give them their due.

Told with an eye towards the current state of cinema — a blockbuster-driven machine that Taylor calls “nonsensical” and contributing to “the destruction of the idea of content” — the book is a loving look at some forgotten gems and the power of moviemaking that can often be ignored. In our excerpt from the book, »

- Indiewire Staff

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Carrie Fisher’s Collections to Be Auctioned in September

2 June 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

To the public, Carrie Fisher was known an actress in “Star Wars” and other films and TV shows and as an author. In Hollywood circles, she was also known as a hostess, raconteur, and lifetime collector — as was her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died the day after Fisher in December 2016.

Fans will have a chance to bid on more than 1,500 items from Fisher and Reynolds’ personal collection of “Star Wars” memorabilia, antiques, and collectibles. The auction begins Sept. 23 at Profiles in History’s Calabasas location and online at the Profiles in History website. »

- Pat Saperstein

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The 45th Anniversary of The Godfather: 10 Facts You Can’t Refuse

2 June 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The 45th Anniversary of The Godfather: 10 Facts You Can’t RefuseThe 45th Anniversary of The Godfather: 10 Facts You Can’t RefuseKurt Anthony6/2/2017 11:20:00 Am

Buongiorno!

2017 marks The Godfather’s 45th anniversary, and we’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

The Godfather made its theatrical debut in New York City on March 15, 1972 and…bada bing! Francis Ford Coppola’s mob masterpiece was an instant success. The highest grossing film of 1972, The Godfather went on to earn over $245M worldwide, spawned two sequels (The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III) and is often referred to as one of the greatest films of all time. 

Now, you just scroll down the page and enjoy yourself, and, uh, forget about all this nonsense. We want you to leave it all to us.

Leave the gun, and take these ten killer facts about The Godfather. »

- Kurt Anthony

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Cardboard Cinema: ‘The Godfather’ Board Game Looks Cool, But Does It Look Like ‘The Godfather’?

30 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.) Back in 2016, we first learned that Cmon (formerly Cool Mini Or Not) was making a board game based on Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather. Now, after over a […]

The post Cardboard Cinema: ‘The Godfather’ Board Game Looks Cool, But Does It Look Like ‘The Godfather’? appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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'Twin Peaks' Recap: Keeping Up With the Joneses

28 May 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

His name is Dougie Jones. He has a beer gut, a bad haircut, an even worse selection of sportjackets and a penchant for adultery in vacant development housing. And he does not exist.

Dougie is the mystical creation of Agent Dale Cooper's doppelganger – a living, breathing bait-and-switch brought into existence, somehow, to get sucked into the Black Lodge in the evil being's place. So when Coop returns to the real world, it's this poor sap who gets airlifted into the afterlife. The Bad Dale may vomit up poison and get himself arrested, »

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Famous TV shows set in the casinos of Las Vegas

25 May 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There is just 424 kilometres between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, so its no surprise that the so-called ‘Sin City’ has attracted many TV shows to the bright lights of the city over the years. We all know that the popular TV series CSI – Crime Scene Investigation is famously set in Vegas, but what about other shows that have chosen to head to the vast array of hotels and casinos over the years.

Well, let’s kick things off with a little known show actually called Las Vegas. The series, which ran for five seasons between 2003 and 2008, starred Josh Dumamel, who would later go on to headline the Transformers franchise, and screen legend James Caan (The Godfather). Las Vegas revolved around life in a fiction casino called the Montecito Resort & Casino on the famous Vegas strip. These days you can head to an online casino gratis, but this was a time »

- The Hollywood News

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