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Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018

Film News Roundup: Netflix Launching ‘Seeing Allred’ Documentary in Early 2018
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix has set a 2018 launch for “Seeing Allred,” the Palm Springs Film Festival will honor Holly Hunter, “Taste for Blood” gets a director, and Legendary sets up a ghost story.

Movie Launch

Netflix will launch the Gloria Allred documentary “Seeing Allred” on its global streaming network after its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

“Seeing Allred” was directed by Sophie Sartain (“Mimi and Dona”) and Roberta Grossman (“Above and Beyond”). It’s produced by Grossman, Sartain, Marta Kauffman (co-creator of “Friends”), Robbie Rowe Tollin, and Hannah Ks Canter (“Grace & Frankie”).

“I feel fortunate that ‘Seeing Allred’ captures my passion and battle for justice for many victims of injustice,” said Allred. “The courage that my clients demonstrate, in speaking truth to power, inspires me every day as we fight together.”

The film includes archival footage and sit-down interviews with supporters and critics and examines Allred’s personal
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Oscar Race Is the Year of the Character Actress

Oscar Race Is the Year of the Character Actress
Ask Melissa Leo about the challenges of being a “character actor” and she’ll respond with a hearty laugh.

“Because I get hired at the last minute my moniker for myself is ‘Last-Minute Leo.’ They call me in when they don’t know what else to do,” Leo says. She adds that it’s “a badge of honor.”

Actors who have the “character” label may not always land magazine covers (or want them, frankly), but a number of lauded actresses known for getting lost in their roles are dominating this particular awards season with a vengeance. The legendary Frances McDormand (four Oscar noms and one win) in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is one of them, Lesley Manville in “Phantom Thread” is another. And of course Leo, who won an Oscar for her role in “The Fighter.”

In the 1960s period drama “Novitiate,” Leo pays a Reverend Mother whose world is turned upside down by new reforms
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'I Wasn't Sure If I Could Go On': Joe Biden's Diary Entries Reveal How He Tearfully Sang to Son Beau Days Before His Death

In personal diary entries folded into his new memoir, former Vice President Joe Biden recounts his son Beau Biden’s heart-wrenching final days and moments.

In Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, Biden recalls visiting his son at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., just days before the former Delaware attorney general’s death from brain cancer at 46 in May 2015. The then-vice president was eager to tell his son that that singer Elton John had visited the White House earlier that day.

He said it reminded him of when he would drive Beau and
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‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Bill Is About To Get Help For Another Big Scandal

Alright, so according to a new report from Soaps.com,we're about to see Bill plot out a new, big scandal. If this scandal works, it could definitely put him back in the driver's seat at Spencer Publications. This is why Bill is going to needs some very specialized help to pull it off. That's where this new guy Ken will come into play. It's being reported by both Soaps.com and TVinsider.com that Bill is going to hire a tech wiz guy named Ken to hack into the Spencer Publications computer files in an effort to retrieve the incriminating recording that Liam has of Bill confessing to setting the Spectra building on fire. Obviously, if Bill can get his hands on it, Liam would have nothing to continue blackmailing Bill with. That would set the stage for Bill to return and take back his company. The big question
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Canon Of Film: ‘Paris, Texas’

This week, we will be looking at Wim Wenders‘ classic, ‘Paris, Texas‘ in honor of Harry Dean Stanton, who recently passed. For the genesis of Canon Of Film, you can click here.

Paris, Texas (1984)

Director: Wim Wenders

Screenplay: Sam Shepard, adapted by L.M. Kit Carson

As much as I admire the leader of the New German cinema movement of the sixties and seventies, R.W. Fassbinder, and as much as I admire, probably the best and most important director in that movement Werner Herzog, if I actually had to pick a favorite New German Director, and one of my favorite directors of all-time, it’d have to be Wim Wenders. I rank his film ‘Wings of Desire‘ among the Ten best films ever made, and all his films–even his less-than-stellar ones–all have this intuit sense to them. It’s not empathy; it’s almost spiritual. While Herzog is constantly
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Toronto: A24, DirecTV Buy Emma Thompson’s ‘The Children Act’ for U.S.

Toronto: A24, DirecTV Buy Emma Thompson’s ‘The Children Act’ for U.S.
A24 and DirecTV have bought U.S. rights on the British drama “The Children Act,” starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.

The Children Act” premiered on Sept. 10 at the Toronto Film Festival in the Special Presentations section. Directed by Richard Eyre from a script by Ian McEwan and based on McEwan’s novel, the story centers on a high-court judge who finds personal and professional crises colliding when forced to rule in the case of whether a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses can be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son, played by Whitehead.

Thompson’s character is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, played by Tucci, who announces that he wants to have an affair — resulting in his being kicked out so she can focus on her current case.

Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a strong review at Toronto: “Told
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Saban Films Acquires Us Distribution Rights to Remake of George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead

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Featuring arguably the most beloved zombie ever put to film, George A. Romero's Day of the Dead is a seminal standout in the horror genre that has grown a diehard fanbase in the thirty-plus years since its release. New takes on Romero's groundbreaking 1985 film were featured in 2005's Day of the Dead 2: Contagium and 2008's Day of the Dead, and now Saban Films has acquired the Us rights to Millennium Media's new Day of the Dead reimagining, with a release expected late this year:

Press Release: Toronto – September 9, 2017 – Saban Films has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to a slate of films from Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media. The trio of titles includes Isaac Florentine’s Acts of Vengeance starring Antonio Banderas, Karl Urban, Robert Forster and Paz Vega; Paul Solet’s Bullet Head (formerly Unchained) also starring Banderas, John Malkovich and Adrien Brody; and Day of the Dead
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Is Riz Ahmed Playing Chameleon in Venom and Silver and Black?

Sony recently announced the release date for Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black. Now it seems that Riz Ahmed may be featured in both it and Venom, possibly starring as Chameleon. It was recently reported that Rogue One star Riz Ahmed is in talks to join the cast of Sony's Venom. Now a new report suggests that he'll also show up in Silver and Black. Since Ahmed is rumored to be in both of the spin-offs, which character is he going to play?

When it was announced that Riz Ahmed was in talks for Venom, many began to speculate that he was going to be playing the villainous Carnage, but it appears that he may be an entirely different character if the rumors of the actor joining the cast of Silver and Black are true. The news comes to us via Tracking Board editor, Jeff Sneider's Twitter page. Sneider was the
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DC’s ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ At Comic-Con: Neal McDonough Upped To Regular For Season 3, Arthur Darvill & Wentworth Miller Return As Recurring, Watch Trailer

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is setting its cast for the upcoming third season. Neal McDonough will return as a series regular in the CW/Wbtv series, upped from his recent recurring role as the smug Damien Dahrk, and Arthur Darvill and Wentworth Miller will be back in the recurring roles of Rip Hunter and Captain Cold, respectively. The news was announced during Wbtv’s presentation today at San Diego Comic-Con. Based on the characters from comics, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is…
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Spider-Man: Homecoming villain reportedly confirmed for Sony’s Silver & Black

Despite the best efforts of Amy Pascal to convince us otherwise, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has made several statements confirming that Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man spinoffs will not exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, if rumours are to be believed, that isn’t going to stop Sony from potentially linking the spinoffs to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with The Hashtag Show reportedly confirming the previous rumours that Mac Gargan, a.k.a. the Scorpion, is set to feature in the Silver Sable / Black Cat movie Silver & Black.

Gargan was portrayed by Michael Mando in Spider-Man: Homecoming, although it’s not yet clear whether he’ll reprise his role for Silver & Black. Depending which way this goes will presumably finally give us clarification one way or another as to whether Sony intends on having the spinoffs existing in the same reality as Homecoming.

In addition to Scorpion, the rumour also claims that Mendel Stromm/Gaunt,
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The Sea Chase

John Wayne plays a German sea captain in a film that goes out of its way to create a favorable image of our former enemy, with hardly a Nazi flag or even a German accent in sight. Wayne and his co-star Lana Turner are as Teutonic as Blondie and Dagwood, yet the film works as a basic adventure – we like the charismatic star, and the sea chase format guarantees extra interest.

The Sea Chase

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date July 11, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, Tab Hunter, James Arness, Richard Davalos, John Qualen, Paul Fix, Alan Hale Jr., Peter Whitney, Claude Akins, John Doucette, Tudor Owen, Adam Williams.

Cinematography: William Clothier

Film Editors: William Ziegler, Owen Marks

Original Music: Roy Webb

Written by James Warner Bellah, John Twist from a novel by Andrew Geer

Produced and Directed
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D23 Expo: Disney & Pixar Roundup!

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios convened at D23 Expo 2017 today, revealing new details about their upcoming movie slates and introducing key voice talent, including Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, Huck Milner and Sarah Silverman. And in an unforgettable moment, Auli‘i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Kelly MacDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, Paige O’Hara and Jodi Benson came together on stage in a celebration fit for a princess.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, teamed up with the stars and filmmakers from both studios to present new details, footage, behind-the-scenes looks and images from a host of upcoming films. “I’m so excited about our upcoming movies; they are all hilarious, emotional, beautiful and make you think,” said Lasseter, who serves as executive producer on all animated titles.
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‘I’m Sorry’ Review: A Sweet and Filthy Tribute to the Messiness of Being a Constant Comedian

‘I’m Sorry’ Review: A Sweet and Filthy Tribute to the Messiness of Being a Constant Comedian
Andrea and Mike aren’t perfect parents, but they’re trying. Maybe a little too hard at times. Such is the joy of “I’m Sorry,” the new TruTV series from writer/producer Andrea Savage, who stars as a dramatized version of herself, navigating life in La as a working comedian.

“I’m Sorry” follows Andrea on the everyday journey through a very specific La parenting world. With husband Mike (Tom Everett Scott) and a preschool-aged daughter Amelia (Olive Petrucci), Andrea navigates a world where preschool birthday parties can occasionally dovetail with unexpected conversations about the careers of adult film stars. Andrea the character is a comedy writer, and her penchant for joking her way out of awkward situations frequently catches the disapproving eyes of fellow parents.

Read More: ‘Talk Show The Game Show’: The Origin Story of TV’s Newest, Queerest, Most Hilarious Mash-Up Series

A comedy about
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‘I’m Sorry’ Review: A Sweet and Filthy Tribute to the Messiness of Being a Constant Comedian

‘I’m Sorry’ Review: A Sweet and Filthy Tribute to the Messiness of Being a Constant Comedian
Andrea and Mike aren’t perfect parents, but they’re trying. Maybe a little too hard at times. Such is the joy of “I’m Sorry,” the new TruTV series from writer/producer Andrea Savage, who stars as a dramatized version of herself, navigating life in La as a working comedian.

“I’m Sorry” follows Andrea on the everyday journey through a very specific La parenting world. With husband Mike (Tom Everett Scott) and a preschool-aged daughter Amelia (Olive Petrucci), Andrea navigates a world where preschool birthday parties can occasionally dovetail with unexpected conversations about the careers of adult film stars. Andrea the character is a comedy writer, and her penchant for joking her way out of awkward situations frequently catches the disapproving eyes of fellow parents.

Read More: ‘Talk Show The Game Show’: The Origin Story of TV’s Newest, Queerest, Most Hilarious Mash-Up Series

A comedy about
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More 4th of July Escapism: Small-Town Iowa and Declaration of Independence Musicals

More 4th of July Escapism: Small-Town Iowa and Declaration of Independence Musicals
(See previous post: Fourth of July Movies: Escapism During a Weird Year.) On the evening of the Fourth of July, besides fireworks, fire hazards, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, if you're watching TCM in the U.S. and Canada, there's the following: Peter H. Hunt's 1776 (1972), a largely forgotten film musical based on the Broadway hit with music by Sherman Edwards. William Daniels, who was recently on TCM talking about 1776 and a couple of other movies (A Thousand Clowns, Dodsworth), has one of the key roles as John Adams. Howard Da Silva, blacklisted for over a decade after being named a communist during the House Un-American Committee hearings of the early 1950s (Robert Taylor was one who mentioned him in his testimony), plays Benjamin Franklin. Ken Howard is Thomas Jefferson, a role he would reprise in John Huston's 1976 short Independence. (In the short, Pat Hingle was cast as John Adams; Eli Wallach was Benjamin Franklin.) Warner
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Carnage Is the Main Villain in Venom

Sony's Spider-Man spin-offs continue to get more interesting by the minute. The studio is currently developing several movies, which will be centered on various characters from the Spider-Man universe, but may or may not actually include Spider-Man. The first of these movies is going to be a possibly R-rated Venom movie that is set for release next year and is to be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland). Now we know who the villain is, and this is a huge deal. Carnage, aka Cletus Kasady, is going to be introduced on the big screen in the Venom movie.

The news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, who recently spoke with Sony's Tom Rothman about the Marvel Universe they are currently setting up. In the report, some new details about these movies were revealed and easily one of the biggest reveals is Carnage being in the Venom movie. That opens up a whole lot of possibilities and definitely lends credibility to the idea that this movie is going to be R-rated. Here's what THR had to say about it.

"As for the expansion plans, Tom Hardy is starring in Venom, dated for Oct. 5, 2018, which will also feature the villain Carnage. A source says Holland is only contractually obligated to Spider-Man 2 and 3, but the intention is to bring him into the spinoffs and possibly other Marvel films (he is currently shooting Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War)."

It was hard to imagine a movie in which Venom was the good guy, but this is starting to make at least a little sense. Those who have read Marvel Comics over the years know that Carnage is one of the most ruthless and violent villains around. He makes Venom seem timid in some ways. In the beloved Maximum Carnage storyline, Venom actually teams up with Spider-Man, as well as Black Cat and Cloak and Dagger, in order to stop Carnage. So if there is one villain that could make Venom look a little less bad, it is Carnage. For those who may not be familiar, here is a brief character synopsis for Carnage.

"Cletus Kasady became a serial killer. He was then captured and sent to Ryker's Island prison for 11 murders, though he bragged about killing a dozen more, where he shared a cell with Eddie Brock, the host of the alien symbiote that turns into the supervillain Venom. When Brock's symbiote soon returned to be bonded again, allowing Venom to escape prison, the symbiote unknowingly left its offspring in the cell; due to its alien mindset, the symbiote felt no emotional attachment to its offspring, regarding it as insignificant, and thus never communicated its existence to Brock via their telepathic link. The new symbiote then bonded with Kasady, transforming him into Carnage."

The THR report also mentions that the Sinister Six movie they were working on was scrapped. That said, by bringing in Venom and Carnage, and with Vulture and Shocker over in the McU via Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was recently confirmed by Sony's Amy Pascal to be in the same world as Venom, it is hard not to wonder if a Sinister Six movie is being bandied about. The report also mentions Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, so that would more or less give us the six needed for that. We'll have to wait and see, but for now, we can all just absorb the whole Carnage thing, which is, at least for Marvel fans, significant.
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30 things you didn’t know about ‘Predator’

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the cinematic release of Predator. Set deep in the jungle, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a band of merry muscle men found themselves stalked by an alien warrior out on a hunting trip. Check out our Predator movie facts below.

Predator movie facts! 30 things you didn’t know about the classic action movie

It’s hard to believe that it was so long ago that we first saw Arnie go toe-to-toe with an invisible alien. It’s easily one of the films that Schwarzenegger is best known for, and even today it’s a spectacular sci-fi, action horror. It’s such a strong film that it’s still inspiring further explorations into the franchise, director Shane Black (who starred in Predator) is currently hard at work on The Predator.

As turning thirty is a very important landmark we thought it only fitting to round up
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The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

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The 25 Best Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked
Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. This bizarre, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that many of your (and our) favorites were left out: sorry, “Toy Story 3”; sorry, “Knocked Up.” As we tend to lean toward the indie side — and away from certain men-behaving-badly movies — there are also some titles on here that you might not have seen.

There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. You may not think of “Lost in Translation” or “Mistress America” as laugh riots, but we felt it best to be broad in our approach — any movie that balances its darker shades with cathartic humor was eligible. You’ll notice that we like women and Working Title (the British production company responsible for several titles on this list), which is to say: This is less a definitive
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Silver Sable & Black Cat Film Gets A Director, Title, And Possible Synopsis

Much to everyone's horror, Sony continues to make headway with their "Spider-Man Universe," that seemingly won't involve Spider-Man at all, instead focusing on characters such as Venom, Silver Sable, and Black Cat, while Marvel Studios shares custody of good ole' web-head within the completely separate Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Venom film came together fast, with Sony already securing Tom Hardy to play Eddie Brock/Venom, Ruben Fleischer to direct, and a release date of October 5, 2018. Now we're beginning to receive important details, at an alarming rate, concerning another "Spider-Man spinoff," focusing on Silver Sable and Black Cat. It was already announced that Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) is penning the most recent draft, following Lisa Joy's (HBO's Westworld) work on the script, but now we have a title, director, and possible synopsis for the film.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Gina Prince-Bythewood will be directing the film now titled Silver & Black.
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