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Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in June 2017 Includes ‘Okja’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’

23 May 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has announced the list of films that will be available to stream in June. The list includes new never-before-seen original films, as well as documentaries, comedies, animated titles and some classic movies.

1. “The Sixth Sense” (available June 1)

M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 classic tells the story of a boy who communicates with spirits and the psychologist who tries to help him. The film stars Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment.

2. “Saving Banksy” (available June 2)

The documentary follows a New York-based art collector as he attempts to save the street work of graffiti artist Banksy. The film features interviews with some of the top names in the street art and graffiti world, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels “Shoe” Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera, and Glen E. Friedman.

3. “Shimmer Lake” (available June 9)

The Netflix original drama follows a local sheriff as he attempts to solve the mystery »

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Elle Fanning’s Awful Hair In ‘3 Generations’ Is Why Cisgender Actors Shouldn’t Play Trans Characters

11 May 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Weinstein Company, and Harvey Weinstein in particular, is notorious for using unconventional tactics to promote its films; he flew Daniel Day-Lewis to D.C. to support the Americans with Disabilities Act during the Oscar campaign for “My Left Foot,” and paraded Martin Scorsese around at a Women In Film luncheon to prove “Gangs of New York” wasn’t too violent.

While “3 Generations” likely won’t be earning Oscar noms, Weinstein did score (orchestrate?) a flurry of good press when the MPAA gave the transgender drama an R rating, citing language and sexual references in its decision. GLAAD sent the MPAA an angry letter; Naomi Watts gave an impassioned statement about the “beautiful and touching story,” and the MPAA changed the rating to PG-13. And for one brief and shining moment, nobody talked about how awful the movie was. (Current Rotten Tomatoes: 35%.)

Read More: ‘3 Generations’ Featurette: Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts »

- Jude Dry

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Cannes: Mister Smith Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mother’ Starring Clara Rugaard (Exclusive)

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

Adding to a building Cannes slate, David Garrett’s Mister Smith Ent. has acquired international sales rights to Australian sci-fi thriller “Mother,” starring Clara Rugaard in a film that marks the feature debut of Grant Sputore.

Mother” is based on an original concept by Sputore and writer Michael Lloyd Green.  The screenplay was on the 2016 Black List. Wme Global’s Graham Taylor is overseeing U.S. sales on the smart genre title.

Currently in pre-production, “Mother” will be introduced to buyers by Mister Smith Ent. at mid-May’s Cannes Festival.

A film which asks large questions – what qualifies as a family, or humanity, are just two – within a thriller format, “Mother” is produced by Western Australia’s Penguin Empire and Southern Light Films, the Australia and New Zealand-based company of veteran film producer Timothy White (“The Dark Horse,” “Son of a Gun”).

Described by Mister Smith as “a stylish and »

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Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Pierce Brosnan heading to H-Block

30 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Anthropoid stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan have signed on to star alongside Pierce Brosnan in H-Block, a new film from Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, In America).

The film will tell the story of the ‘Great Escape’ from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, where thirty-eight prisoners escaped from the maximum security H-Block, with only nineteen recaptured. The violent breakout saw twenty people injured, while one prison officer died of a heart attack after being stabbed.

Murphy will play the head of the Ira prisoners, who has earned the respect of the guards and now just wants a life of peace. Dornan will portray an Ira member who begins to discover weaknesses in the prison’s security, while Brosnan is starring as the film’s antagonist, the warden of Maze Prison who finds himself pitted against the escapees. »

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Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy & Pierce Brosnan To Star In True-Life Prison Escape Movie ‘H-Block’

28 April 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Irish director Jim Sheridan is a six-time Oscar nominee for his work on acclaimed films like “My Left Foot,” “In The Name Of The Father” and “In America,” but his career has had ups and downs more recently — he was the decidedly odd choice to make 50 Cent biopic “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”; “Brothers” with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire failed to take off; horror-thriller “Dream House” had a troubled production and died at the box office; and Rooney Mara vehicle “The Secret Scripture” got tepid reviews at Tiff.

Continue reading Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy & Pierce Brosnan To Star In True-Life Prison Escape Movie ‘H-Block’ at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Director Jim Sheridan’s Next: ‘H-Block’ Coming Together With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan

28 April 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: For his next film, Jim Sheridan is seizing upon a true story about the Maze Prison escape, which was known as the Great Escape when the story unfolded in Northern Ireland. The three-time Oscar-nominated writer-director behind such superb films as In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, The Field, In America and The Boxer has just cast Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Inception) and Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan to lead the cast, with Pierce Brosnan in talks to also… »

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Focus Features Presents ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ and Its 15th Anniversary

29 March 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features used CinemaCon to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon. Judging by its show reel, Focus plans to spend the year doing what it knows best: Making movies designed for awards-season release.

Dame Judi Dench, who earned two of her seven Oscar nominations in Stephen Frears movies, reunites with her “Philomena” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents” filmmaker on lush period drama “Victoria and Abdul” (from Oscar factory Working Title), a true story about the elderly Queen Victoria, who, bored being the world’s longest-serving monarch, formed an unlikely friendship with Abdul Karim (Ali Fasal), who she makes her Indian Secretary. It’s written by the Oscar-nominated Lee Hall (“Billy Elliott”).

See More‘Blade Runner 2049’: Sony Comes Out Swinging With New Footage at CinemaCon

Dench introduced the first-look footage via video. Clearly the movie falls inside the same Academy sweet spot as Frears’ Meryl Streep Oscar vehicle »

- Anne Thompson

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Focus Features Presents ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ and Its 15th Anniversary

29 March 2017 5:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Focus Features used CinemaCon to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon. Judging by its show reel, Focus plans to spend the year doing what it knows best: Making movies designed for awards-season release.

Dame Judi Dench, who earned two of her seven Oscar nominations in Stephen Frears movies, reunites with her “Philomena” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents” filmmaker on lush period drama “Victoria and Abdul” (from Oscar factory Working Title), a true story about the elderly Queen Victoria, who, bored being the world’s longest-serving monarch, formed an unlikely friendship with Abdul Karim (Ali Fasal), who she makes her Indian Secretary. It’s written by the Oscar-nominated Lee Hall (“Billy Elliott”).

See More‘Blade Runner 2049’: Sony Comes Out Swinging With New Footage at CinemaCon

Dench introduced the first-look footage via video. Clearly the movie falls inside the same Academy sweet spot as Frears’ Meryl Streep Oscar vehicle »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara is a Dangerous Woman in Jim Sheridan’s Period Drama — Watch

17 March 2017 9:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Secret Scripture” had its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival. Now, the film adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s 2008 bestselling novel of the same name is ready for its big screen release this May. The film comes from beloved Irish director Jim Sheridan, who has six Oscar nominations to his name, for films like “My Left Foot” (1989), “In The Name Of The Father” (1993) and “In America” (2002).

Read More: ‘The Secret Scripture’ Trailer: Rooney Mara Checks Into a Mental Hospital in Jim Sheridan’s Drama

The film follows the story of Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has spent 50 years in a mental institution in Ireland. The film takes viewers into Roseanne’s past. As a young woman (played by Rooney Mara), Roseanne was involved in a love triangle between a fighter pilot (Jack Reynor) and a priest (Theo James) that had devastating consequences for all three of them. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Salma Hayek, Jim Sheridan, Mexico Unite Against Trump at Guadalajara

12 March 2017 5:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Guadalajara, Mexico — In a show of strength, laced with good humor, Salma Hayek, Irish director Jim Sheridan (“In the Name of the Father”) and Mexican authorities backing the Guadalajara Festival united over its first two days to condemn what they see as the intolerance of U.S. president Donald Trump.

The Guadalajara Festival, Mexico’s biggest film festival, comes just three weeks after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security detailed steps to accelerate the deportation of paperless aliens, hire 10,000 immigration agents. It has also issued a pre-solicitation notice for contractors to build a U.S-Mexico border wall.

So some kind of reference to Trump at Friday’s opening night ceremony was expected. Multiple movies at Guadalajara tackle exclusion, whether via racism (“Bad Influence,”), hickdom (“The Distinguished Citizen”), misogyny (“Los Crimenes del Mar del Norte,” “The Animal’s Wife”) or language (“I Dream in Another Language,” “Future Perfect”). One project, »

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Oscars: A History of the Weinstein Brothers in the Best Picture Category

3 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein (Courtesy: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.

Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »

- Carson Blackwelder

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