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Denzel Washington Fights for Justice in ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Trailer

5 October 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Denzel Washington is an even-keeled, no-nonsense criminal defense attorney in the trailer for Sony’s legal thriller “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“Sorry for taking a nano-second off you assembly line rubber-stamp existence,” he tells off another attorney, without raising his voice.

At another point, an associate discusses a plea bargain with him over the phone, saying, “Voluntary manslaughter. It’s a good deal.” He responds: “It’s an enema of sunshine.”

The trailer, released Thursday, sets up the premise of Washington’s character operating in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system as a disillusioned defense attorney. He infers that he’s being let go from his job after being told, “This firm has run at a deficit for years.”

So he’s recruited to an upscale film by Colin Farrell, who co-stars as an ambitious lawyer and explains his decision by saying, “I’m tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful.”

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- Dave McNary

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Matthew Broderick is Playing Old Ralphie in Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical

21 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hopefully, when you read this A Christmas Story Live casting news, you won’t want to shoot your eye out. Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Election, Glory) has been hired to play the adult version of Ralphie Parker, the young protagonist of the 1983 holiday movie and the subsequent Broadway musical. Like in those productions, Broderick will provide the […]

The post Matthew Broderick is Playing Old Ralphie in Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical appeared first on /Film. »

- Ben Pearson

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Denzel Washington Comes To Festival And Immediately Creates New Oscar Buzz For ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq’ – Toronto

10 September 2017 11:26 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Count Denzel Washington back in the Best Actor Oscar race — again. The two-time winner for Best Actor in Training Day and Best Supporting Actor in Glory has actually been nominated seven times, most recently last year for Fences where he also earned an eighth nomination as producer of the Best Picture nominee. Washington also won the SAG award for that film, the first time he grabbed that trophy. You can count on him to be in contention again for both with his riveting… »

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Denzel Washington Thriller ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Premiering at Toronto Film Festival

31 August 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Denzel Washington will travel to the Toronto International Film Festival for the world premiere of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.

The film’s inclusion in the gathering demonstrates that Sony Pictures believes it has an Oscar contender on its hands. Washington has nabbed two Oscar acting prizes for “Glory” and “Training Day.” He has seven nominations, including one for last year’s “Fences.” He could find himself back in the best actor race this year for his performance as an idealistic defense attorney. It’s also a homecoming of sorts for “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Sony bought the rights to the film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival when it was then entitled “Savage City.”

There are number of awards contenders hitting Toronto this year, including Joe Wright’s “The Darkest Hour,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father,” and Andy Serkis’ “Breathe.”


Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Movies From »

- Brent Lang

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Morgan Freeman To Be Honored With 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award

24 August 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Morgan Freeman – Academy Award winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist – has been named the 54th recipient of SAG-aftra's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Freeman’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear, several Obies, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. »

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10 Tombstone Facts You Never Knew Until Now

23 August 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who doesn't love Tombstone? It's one of the most beloved Westerns of the modern era. And if you're a fan, you can undoubtedly quote most, if not all, of the lines delivered with scene-stealing flair by Val Kilmer in what's become the definitive portrayal of gambling gunslinger Doc Holliday. You may know every scene in this movie like the back of your hand, but today we've collected 10 Things You Never Knew About Tombstone. And you may walk away pleasantly surprised and shocked.

Tombstone boasts one of the most formidable macho ensembles imaginable: Kurt Russell, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, as well as smaller roles for Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Lang, Billy Zane, Jason Priestly, Billy Bob Thornton, and Terry O'Quinn. So let's get into it, shall we?

Tombstone is missing a few Earps.

The heroic ensemble at the center of Tombstone includes Wyatt Earp, played by Kurt Russell, »

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Morgan Freeman to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

22 August 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Morgan Freeman has been named the 54th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.

Freeman will be presented the accolade at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

Freeman has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Academy Award, HFPA’s Cecil B. DeMille Award, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Image Awards, a Silver Berlin Bear and a Kennedy Center Honor. SAG-aftra made the announcement Tuesday.

“I am thrilled to announce Morgan Freeman as this year’s recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award,” said SAG-aftra President Gabrielle Carteris. “Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the perfect role. Morgan showed us that true perfection is what a performer brings to the part. He is innovative, fearless »

- Dave McNary

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Tombstone: Val Kilmer on how Kurt Russell saved the movie

11 August 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 14, 2017

Val Kilmer stops just short of saying Kurt Russell should be credited as the real director of their Western classic Tombstone.

It’s long been debated who deserves credit for directing Tombstone, the 1993 Western hit that surprised everyone, including its studio, with its quality. Starring Kurt Russell as the rugged and slightly amoral Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as the scene-stealing and violent gun fighter, Doc Holliday, the movie opened at the end of 1993, and sucked all the attention from the following year’s much more expensive Kevin Costner-headlined Wyatt Earp. In fact, many speculate that Kilmer could have competed (and maybe even won) an Oscar for Best Supporting actor if the studio had known what they had on their hands.

See:  11 films that were apparently ghost-directed

But that is a pretty hard thing to predict considering that about after a month of production, the film’s initial director, »

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Watch The UK Trailer For ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ With Tobey Maguire

1 August 2017 4:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Entertainment One have released the very first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, the new chess-based drama starring Tobey Maguire which arrives in UK cinemas and on Amazon Prime Video from August 13th.

Pawn Sacrifice follows American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire), who squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the 1972 “Match of the Century” in Reykjavik, in this gripping drama from director Edward Zwick (Glory) and screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises).

Watch the trailer below.

The post Watch The UK Trailer For ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ With Tobey Maguire appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Fajr International Film Festival Tehran 35th Anniversary As It Happened

30 April 2017 10:18 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

You see “Iran” and think certain things. You go to Iran and see the people, the shops, street activity, the environment, its museums and you forget the two things about it which shape your emotional reaction to it: politics and history. Being one of two Americans attending the Fajr International Film Festival makes me feel responsible for sharing my best moments with a broader public.

The Fajr International Film Festival is a gala affair, small enough to meet and share time with the many participants, both filmmakers and invitees from countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Armenia, Turkey, Japan, Mongolia and Korea (and more!). I can only think of one other film event which offered such a luxurious array of experiences to go along with film watching (when Rosskino of Russia invited 25 U.S.distributors and us to Moscow and St. Petersburg and then repeated the event for Brics countries »

- Sydney Levine

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Random Roles: Richard Riehle on his long career and short mustache, including the few times he shaved it off

28 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | | 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: Since the late ’80s—actually, let’s just say 1989, since that’s when Glory came out—if a casting director has found themselves in need of a burly, blustery, mustachioed man for their project, Richard Riehle has likely been near the top of their list. He’s been in over 200 films and on more than 125 TV series, including Casino, Executive Decision, The Fugitive, Grounded For Life, and Office Space. In addition to popping up all over the primetime lineup—among the currently airing shows he’s guested on are NCIS, The Middle, The Real O’Neals, Major Crimes, Mom, Drunk History, Modern Family, and The Mindy Project—Riehle can also been seen in ...


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Jaws Live set to headline the Royal Albert Hall Festival of Film 2017

28 February 2017 6:57 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

This morning the Royal Albert Hall have announced some of the movies set to play their annual Festival of Film with some iconic movies and composers in the mix. Set to headline the event is Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws which was of course scored by the wonderful John Williams.

The iconic score has never been played in full before in the UK and will be the pinnacle of the festival which will include parts of the score that were omitted from the final movie and will play on 21st October at both 14:30 and 19:30. The festival will also see the likes of 1991 comedy The Addams Family playing (playing 26th October) joined by celebrations of work from genius composers Michael Giacchino 20th October, 19:30pm (The Incredibles, Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic WorldRogue One), James Newton Howard on 3rd November, 19:30pm (Batman Begins, Blood Diamond, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low

26 February 2017 10:15 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Lee Celano The Oscars have been plagued by obvious race issues since they began in 1929, and things seemingly came to a head with the #OscarsSoWhite discussion a couple of years ago; the overwhelming lack of diversity in nominees in both 2015 and 2016 resulted in Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs taking bigger, more noticeable steps to double the number of diverse members in its voting body by 2020. Nevertheless, a black actor (the incomparable Sidney Poitier) wasn't awarded until 1964, and it was only in 2002 that Halle Berry became the first black woman to win a best actress trophy. At this year's ceremony, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won for their supporting roles, adding to a pretty short list. So, just how many black actors have won Oscars over the years? Sixteen. A whopping sixteen distinguished, talented people in 89 years. Scroll through to see who they are and learn about the records they've broken. »

- Brittney Stephens

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6 Ways the Oscars Could Make History This Year

25 February 2017 12:09 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 89th Academy Awards are almost here, and with it come several opportunities for history to be made. Some chances may be long shots (how awesome it would be if Bradford Young won Best Cinematography), but others are as close to sure things (Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins would both make history as Best Director winners).

Below are six ways this year’s Oscars could make history. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs Sunday evening at 8:30pm Et on ABC.

Read More: Final Oscar 2017 Predictions: ‘La La Land’ Will Win Nine of Its 14 Nominations

1. Damien Chazelle Could Become the Youngest Best Director Winner

La La Land” is only Damien Chazelle’s third feature behind the camera, and he seems destined to take home the Oscar for Best Director. At only 32 years old, the filmmaker would become the youngest director in history to win the gold. The current record holder is Norman Rae Taurog, »

- Zack Sharf

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How Many Awards Has Denzel Washington Won? The Answer May Surprise You

24 February 2017 5:20 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Denzel Washington took home his first SAG Award this year, beating out award-season darlings Casey Affleck and Ryan Gosling. Washington has been around so long that it may have surprised you to learn that he hadn't won a SAG Award yet, but he has taken home two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and a Critics' Choice Award. He's up for the Oscar again this year, and his chances of winning just got even better! In case you're wondering which films earned the Fences star his statuettes, here's a rundown. Related:Just How Many Black Actors Have Won an Oscar? The Number Is Disturbingly Low Oscars: 2 Won: Best actor in a leading role, Training Day, 2002 Won: Best actor in a supporting role, Glory, 1990 Best actor in a leading role, Fences, 2017 Best actor in a leading role, Flight, 2013 Best actor in a leading role, The Hurricane, 2000 Best actor in a leading role, Malcolm X, »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Matthew Broderick Joins Katrina: American Crime Story — Which Controversial Real-World Figure Will He Play?

23 February 2017 12:53 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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The cast of the second cycle of American Crime Story keeps getting better

Matthew Broderick has just signed on to the next edition covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He’s going to play Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the government’s response to the disaster and was widely singled out for criticism. “Brownie,” as President George W. Bush dubbed him, was handed the Fema reins despite lacking any qualifications for the job and was perceived as being in over his head. »

- James Hibberd

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Why Denzel Washington Could Make History with a Surprise Third Oscar Win

23 February 2017 9:12 AM, PST | | See recent news »

With a best actor nomination for his tour-de-force performance in Fences, Denzel Washington is on the verge of making history — again. 

Should he win, Washington would have more Oscars under his belt than any other African-American actor. He is already the most nominated, having landed his seventh nod this year for Fences, and is also the only African-American to win multiple acting Oscars.

But with Casey Affleck’s gut-wrenching turn in Manchester By the Sea wracking up best actor nominations and wins throughout awards season, this year’s Oscars will see Washington playing an unfamiliar role: the underdog.

He admitted »

- Mike Miller

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The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor Race

17 February 2017 7:44 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/17/2017 10:44:00 Am

The Best Actor race just got exciting.

For most of the season, it looked like the winner in this category was set. Casey Affleck had been winning nearly every accolade imaginable for his masterful performance in Manchester by the Sea. However, this changed when Denzel Washington won the Screen Actors Guild award for his turn in Fences. Suddenly, we aren't so sure about Affleck winning the Oscar, as the winner of the SAG usually goes on to win the top prize.

While it's unlikely, the other three contenders could pull an upset, and if anyone were going to it may be Ryan Gosling. His co-star in La La Land, Emma Stone, is just about set to win the Oscar for Best Actress, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Witness the Evolution of Cinematography with Compilation of Oscar Winners

6 February 2017 1:47 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards

Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »

- Jordan Raup

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Santa Barbara Fest Honors Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Raft of Artisans

1 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This year’s Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival will screen a wide array of films, scores of them world or U.S. premieres, and pay tribute to film luminaries, including Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Isabelle Huppert, and Casey Affleck.

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams

Cinema Vanguard Award

The “Manchester by the Sea” co-stars, both Oscar- nominated for their roles in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama about a taciturn Boston handyman with a tortured past, will receive the Cinema Vanguard honor on Feb. 5. Affleck has one earlier nomination under his belt, for “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” while Williams previously scored three Academy Award nominations — for “Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine,” and “My Week With Marilyn.”

Jeff Bridges

American Riviera Award

The Oscar-nominated “Hell or High Water” star is being honored for his contribution to film by the festival. A child of Hollywood — his father, Lloyd, »

- Diane Garrett

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