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‘Marjorie Prime’ Exclusive Teaser: Lois Smith And Jon Hamm Star In New Sci-Fi Drama About Artificial Intelligence

13 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jordan Harrison’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play “Marjorie Prime” explores what happens when artificial intelligence enters the home and tries to aid us. It follows the 86-year-old Marjorie (played by Lois Smith in the first production), whose mind routinely falls into confusion and fading memories. But then she acquires a handsome new companion who resembles her late husband and is programmed to tell her the story of her life. The question is, “What would you remember, if given the chance?” Now director Michael Almereyda (“Experimenter”) will adapt Harrison’s play to the screen with Smith reprising the title role and Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) as Marjorie’s new companion. The film also stars Geena Davis (“The Accidental Tourist”) and Tim Robbins (“Mystic River”). Watch an exclusive teaser for the film below.

Read More: 6 Career Paths Jon Hamm Should Consider After ‘Mad Men

Smith is best known for his long, illustrious theatrical career, »

- Annakeara Stinson

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Crimes of Passion

26 July 2016 2:37 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Flamboyant artist Ken Russell was eventually sidelined for what the industry calls 'excess,' but he was a genuine artist, as indicated by this, his last American film. Absolutely beyond the pale in terms of polite viewing, it's by turns awkward and insightful, profane... and more profane. Crimes of Passion Blu-ray + DVD Arrow Video (UK) 1984 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 112, 107 min. / Street Date July 12, 2016 / Available from Amazon UK 39.95 Starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Annie Potts, Bruce Davidson, John Laughlin. Cinematography Dick Bush China Blue's dress Ruth Myers Original Music Rick Wakeman Written and Produced by Barry Sandler Directed by Ken Russell

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

What separates exploitation trash from progressive film art? They say it's an artist's vision, and Ken Russell certainly has plenty of that. I can admire Russell's house brand of outrageousness but I also find much of his work just too fussy, too indulgent. He's excellent when trying »

- Glenn Erickson

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Canine out of 10? Match the dog to the movie – quiz

17 May 2016 7:23 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog barks its message of puppy love to cinemas this week, how well do you know other movie mutts?

Nil by Mouth

Layer Cake

Snatch

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There's Something About Mary

Room

Silver Linings Playbook

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Scary Movie 2

Spy Hard

The Accidental Tourist

Shallow Hal

The Jerk

Moonstruck

Suspiria

Don't Look Now

The Omen

Scanners

The Campaign

The Artist

Movie 43

Zoolander 2

The Family

Empire State

In Bruges

Only Lovers Left Alive

Stand By Me

Gremlins

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Tootsie

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Rebecca

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- Benjamin Lee

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Susan Sarandon: Oscar Campaigns Are Out of Control

15 May 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Susan Sarandon thinks that the Oscar race has gone off the rails.

“We need campaign finance reform,” said Sarandon. “The campaigns are so enormous…it’s as long as a presidential campaign.”

Sarandon said that the money required to orchestrate this kind of grueling, months-long trek to awards glory, is turning the Academy Awards into a case of haves and have nots. There are festivals to fly to, dinners to host, and hands to press all over the country if an actor wants to have a chance of mounting the stage at the Dolby.

“People have to be available for months and someone has to pay for that,” she noted.

Sarandon’s comments came at a Variety panel during the Cannes Film Festival. The actress, an Oscar-winner for 1995’s “Dead Man Walking,” was joined by Geena Davis, who picked up a best supporting actress statue in 1988 for “The Accidental Tourist. »

- Brent Lang

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Nia Vardalos, Meg Ryan, Geena Davis Talk Sexism in Hollywood

6 May 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Working together on “Tootsie,” Dustin Hoffman gave Geena Davis wise career advice that she has followed ever since.

“One of the things he told me was ‘Work on getting your own material. Read books. Read articles, get the rights,’” says Davis. “So from the very beginning that was in my mind. In fact, I tried to get the rights to ‘The Accidental Tourist’ when I read it and somebody bought the rights a long time ago and I was so bummed because I thought somebody is going to get to play that part.”

Davis, of course, ultimately did get to play that role in Lawrence Kasdan’s 1988 drama, ‘The Accidental Tourist,’ winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress.

But snagging an Oscar didn’t preclude Davis from encountering sexism in Hollywood, a topic up for discussion at Friday’s “In Control of Her Own Destiny” panel held during the second annual Bentonville Film Festival, »

- Malina Saval

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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