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Affleck Collects Comics, Shoots People in The Accountant, Jan. 10

13 December 2016 12:13 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA – He’s not your average accountant. Discover his secrets when The Accountant arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Ben Affleck (Argo,) stars in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory, Warrior).

The Accountant also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Into the Woods), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, the Spider-Man films), Jon Bernthal (Daredevil, The Punsiher), Jean Smart (TV’s Fargo, 24), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Star Trek: Into Darkness), with Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, The Hangover films) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (Interstellar, Terms of Endearment, The World According to Garp).

O’Connor directed the film from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque (The Judge). The film was produced by Mark Williams and Lynette Howell Taylor, with O’Connor, Jamie Patricof and Marty Ewing serving as executive producers.

The Accountant will »

- ComicMix Staff

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Gender-Fluid Actor Kelly Mantle Makes Oscar History

9 December 2016 5:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Opening Friday in limited release for an Oscar-qualifying run is “Confessions of a Womanizer,” directed by Miguel Ali. The small indie film is the longest of shots for Academy consideration, but that’s not stopping it from making history.

In submitting eligibility materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the film’s producers sought both supporting actor and supporting actress consideration for gender-fluid actor Kelly Mantle. The Academy granted the request, setting a historic precedent.

Gender-fluid and trans characters have been represented by Oscar-nominated actors such as John Lithgow (“The World According to Garp”), Hillary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”). There is one instance, meanwhile, of an Oscar nomination for a gender-swapping role: Linda Hunt in fact won the supporting actress prize for playing a male dwarf in 1982’s “The Year of Living Dangerously.”

But Mantle, known for appearing as a »

- Kristopher Tapley

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The Accountant Comes Home to Blu-Ray in January

9 December 2016 7:15 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Ben Affleck starring action-flick, The Accountant, is coming to blu-ray early next year, as announced by Warner Bros. along with a few special features.  Come inside to check out all the details!

If you missed The Accountant when it was in theaters (or simply want to check it out again), you'll get your chance on January 10, 2017.   

He’s not your average accountant. Discover his secrets when “The Accountant” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,”) stars in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle,” “Pride and Glory,” “Warrior”).

The Accountant” also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air,” “Into the Woods”), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash,” the “Spider-Man” films), Jon Bernthal (“Fury,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jean Smart (TV’s “Fargo,” “24”), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”), with Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s “Transparent, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Random Roles: John Lithgow on playing Winston Churchill and passing on Cheers

6 November 2016 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: If there’s one sure way to confirm John Lithgow’s success as an actor, it’s that he’s managed to maintain a high-profile career for the better part of four decades. Granted, he didn’t really hit household-name status until the early ’80s, but after films like The World According To Garp, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Footloose, The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, and Harry And The Hendersons, his reputation as a character actor was permanently secured. Since then, Lithgow has also found success on the small screen, earning both laughs (3rd Rock From The Sun) and screams (Dexter), and his latest turn is toward the dramatic, playing Winston Churchill in »

- Will Harris

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Film Review: ‘The Great Gilly Hopkins’

7 October 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gilly Hopkins is 12 years old. Canadian actress Sophie Nélisse is not (she’s four years older), but in many ways, that’s ultimately to the advantage of director Stephen Herek’s respectful adaptation of the 1979 National Book Award-winning kid-lit classic “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” in which a kid who’s been passed from foster home to foster home reluctantly warms to the evangelical old “hippo” (Kathy Bates) who smothers her with unconditional love.

By casting an actress a bit older than Gilly was on the page, Herek factors in the way naturally aspirational younger moviegoers tend to prefer identifying with characters a bit older than themselves (the way no 17-year-old would be caught dead reading Seventeen magazine, which targets kids in the 12-16 range). So, on one hand, Nélisse is the right choice to help to capture audiences who might benefit most from the movie’s message — in a phrase, »

- Peter Debruge

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The Accountant Images Oddly More Revealing Than Trailer

29 September 2016 5:52 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Accountant is one of the most anticipated upcoming movies, but it isn’t revealing a lot of details, even in the trailer. The film has finally released a large set of images, and while it isn’t really the norm, you can get quite a bit more detail from them, including a look at a lot more characters and the situations Affleck’s character finds himself in.

We’ve got the basic idea that Christian (Ben Affleck) is a math genius who has some criminal clients and that he takes on a legitimate client to help an accountant (Anna Kendrick) who has found something funny in the books of a legitimate company. We also know that things go wildly wrong because Christian starts shooting people and goes a little “Bond.”

But, now we get some insight into how the story maneuvers, and the other characters. For example, Christian in »

- Marc Eastman

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Watch Ben Affleck And Anna Kendrick In The New Trailer For The Accountant

28 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a second trailer for the upcoming drama The Accountant.

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town Cpa office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.

With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

The film also stars Jon Bernthal (“Fury,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jean Smart (TV’s “Fargo,” “24”), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”), with Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s “Transparent,” “The Hangover” films »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her Greatest Extravagance

11 June 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ellen DeGeneres is used to asking the questions on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but now the tables have turned! DeGeneres, 58, sat down with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle for rapid-fire Q&A game called The Cagle Exercise - and she had plenty of surprising answers. Asked to share her greatest extravagance, DeGeneres revealed she's got a weakness for watches. Asked which song always makes her dance, the host revealed that she can't resist James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing." She had plenty of other fun answers: It's heresy, but Blank is overrated ... "This is controversial, »

- Aaron Couch

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Watch: Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her Greatest Extravagance

11 June 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ellen DeGeneres is used to asking the questions on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but now the tables have turned! DeGeneres, 58, sat down with People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle for rapid-fire Q&A game called The Cagle Exercise - and she had plenty of surprising answers. Asked to share her greatest extravagance, DeGeneres revealed she's got a weakness for watches. Asked which song always makes her dance, the host revealed that she can't resist James Brown's "Get Up Offa That Thing." She had plenty of other fun answers: It's heresy, but Blank is overrated ... "This is controversial, »

- Aaron Couch

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The Top 25 Funniest Actors of All Time

16 April 2016 7:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Who are the funniest, wackiest, cleverest, wittiest comic actors in the history of film and television? Take a look at our list and see who we came up with.

 

The top 25 laugh-getters…

 

 #25…George Carlin: Probably the best stand-up comedian of all-time. He brilliantly satirized American culture, mixing his liberal social commentary with an often unapologetically coarse and dirty style of language. His penchant for obscenities was most evident in his trademark routine “Seven words you can never say on television”. No one was better at mocking the excesses of American culture than Carlin.

 #24…Robin Williams: He had a manic energy and great improvisational skills. His hyper, free-form style inspired many comedians to follow, such as Jim Carrey. He shot to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy, before breaking away to very successful movie career, appearing in films like Good Morning Vietnam, The World According to Garp, Mrs. Doubtfire and Popeye. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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A Short History of the Oscars and Cross-Gender Performances

25 February 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On Sunday, movie fans will find out if Eddie Redmayne wins Best Actor for his performance as trans woman Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Should Redmayne be victorious, he'd not only score back-to-back Oscars but he would also become the latest in a long line of actors who have courted Oscar attention by playing the opposite sex, playing a trans person or in some other way playing a character whose gender differs than the one of which the actors themselves identify. Not that it comes without some criticism, of course. Also up for an Oscar this year is the »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Can you pass HitFix's hard-harder-hardest Oscar Quiz?

24 February 2016 3:55 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last year HitFix threw down a 21-question quiz for Oscar fanatics, and this year we're at it again. Join us for an ultimate Oscar test featuring three tiers of difficulty: hard, harder, and hardest. Get out a notepad! The answers are on the next page. (Please note that the term "actor" can mean a man or a woman, and that any listed year refers to the time of the movie's release, not the year of the ceremony.)   Hard 1. What's the highest-grossing of this year's eight Best Picture nominees?      2. Jennifer Jason Leigh just received her first Oscar nomination for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Only two performances in Quentin Tarantino's filmography have earned Academy Awards. Who performed those roles? 3. Which of this year's Best Picture nominees stars a character named Joy?  4. Who's the only person in history to win both an acting Oscar and a songwriting Oscar?  5. Name one »

- Louis Virtel

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10 Multiple Oscar Nominees Who Have Yet to Take Home the Prize

24 February 2016 8:10 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We're less than one week away from the Oscars, and while we're cheering on this year's talented nominees (oh hey, Eddie!), we're also thinking about those lauded actors who have continuously scored nominations over the years while simultaneously winning over audiences. Why, you ask? Well with five-time nominee Leonardo DiCaprio poised to probably take home his first-ever Oscar, we got to thinking about other talented stars who've been nominated several times in their careers and never won (how is this fair to Diane and Glenn?!). Read on to see who makes the surprising list: Glenn Close# of nominations: 6 Films: The World According to Garp, »

- Grace Gavilanes, @gracegavilanes

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15 Actors You Won't Believe Have Never Won an Oscar

20 February 2016 9:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every year around Oscar time it seems like we always end up falling into the same debate: Who deserves to win best (Insert Category) here. There are many actors, directors, writers and others who have been nominated but have never taken home the gold statuette. Now, the reality is that films take a long time for directors to get made and writers take a long time to get a script right. But actors have a better set of odds, because they can make multiple films in any given year.

This isn't to say that acting is easier than any of the aforementioned jobs. It just means that, if the Academy likes an actor, and they make a lot of films, their chances to gain Oscar gold are that much better. A great case in point is how many times they has been nominated? 19. How many Oscars has she taken home? »

- MovieWeb

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Steve Carell Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

6 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a notable lineage in cinematic history of gifted comedic actors who have gone on to achieve great commercial and critical success as dramatic players. Perhaps the most famous example is Robin Williams, whose career began with his now-iconic role as a wacky, displaced alien on “Mork & Mindy” before giving way to parts with considerable heft, from the titular lead in “The World According to Garp” to his revelatory turn in “The Fisher King” to his Academy Award-winning performance as Matt Damon’s therapist in “Good Will Hunting.”

And there are scores of other comedians, from Jackie Gleason to Michael Keaton to Bill Murray, all three of whom received Oscar nominations for their dramatic work in “The Hustler,” “Birdman” and “Lost in Translation,” respectively.

And now there’s Steve Carell, who rose from a “senior correspondent” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” to loner workaday hero Michael Scott »

- Malina Saval

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