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Tel Aviv — On Monday morning, three days after Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief of staff agreed to serve as state witness for those prosecuting him, the embattled Israeli prime minister tweeted an article predicting his inevitable ouster with a caption of just two words: “Won’t happen.”
Bluster, however, won’t stave off the courts. Israel’s longtime premier has been plagued by multiple corruption scandals for years, including a bombshell case that alleges he arranged Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan’s U.S. visa in exchange for tens of thousands of dollars worth of gifts.
But late last week, when Israel Police struck a deal with his trusted former aide in return for incriminating testimony and confirmed to the Israeli media that Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, it seemed — after months of starts, stalls and shouts from every corner of Israeli society — that a criminal indictment for the four-term leader was imminent.
- Debra Kamin
While for some August is still prime summertime, a temporal reminder that this just might be the last acceptable month to head to the beach, wear all your cut-offs, and finally perfect that golden tan, for those with children it’s more often the signal that back-to-school shopping is just around the corner. And with the looming school year on the horizon, it seems the idea of reinvention is also weighing heavy on the minds of both students and parents alike. A mood that even the Kardashian-Jenners seem to not be immune from as Kim, Khloé, and Kendall all chose »
- Emily Kirkpatrick
Last Updated August 3rd Look, we know you want to Netflix and Chill. Who doesn't? But until Netflix creates a "Netflix and Chill" category--a real one, this time--you might find yourself struggling to come up with new movie suggestions to keep things fresh. Sure, you might have your tried and true, go-to make-out movies, but if you're tired of watching Titanic or Pretty Woman for the 100th time, you need to change it up. That's where we come in. The staff here at Collider put in some hard hours researching the best movies … »
- Collider Staff
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere are not developing a secret romance nearly 30 years after co-starring together in Pretty Woman, despite a completely false tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can bust this fake news. The co-stars reunited in 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their classic romantic comedy on the “Today” show, during which […] »
- Andrew Shuster
Based on the international best seller of the same name, The Dinner, a dark pyshological thiller about how far parents will go to protect their children, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on August 8th from Lionsgate. Boasting powerful performances from an all-star cast, including Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (2003, Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Chicago), Oscar nominee Laura Linney (2007, Best Actress, The Savages), Oscar nominee Steve Coogan (2013, Best Picture,Philomena), Oscar nominee Chloë Sevigny (1999, Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry), and Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (2009, Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Vicky Christina Barcelona), the film was nominated for Best Film at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Written and directed by Oscar nominee Oren Moverman (2009, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, The Messenger), The Dinner Blu-ray and DVD include audio commentary with Moverman and Linney and a photo gallery and will be available for »
- Tom Stockman
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The romantic drama follows a soccer star's journey of self-discovery after suffering a life-threatening injury in the running for the 2018 World Cup.
See You Soon, co-written and produced by Tanaeva, is currently shooting throughout Europe and Russia. The film is also being produced by Monella Kaplan for eMotion Entertainment, and executive produced by Alexander Mikhalskiy.
- Katie Campione
Newcomer Jenia Tanaeva co-wrote screenplay and joins producer roster.
Iuliana Tarnovetchi, Tanaeva (pictured) and Mike Cestari wrote the screenplay with revisions by Joe Ballarini about a Us football player who finds love after he suffers a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup.
Commercials director David Mahmoudieh makes his feature directorial debut on See You Soon. Gabi Ilioiu and Tarnovetchi of Alien Film Entertainment produce alongside Tanaeva and Monella Kaplan for eMotion Entertainment. Alexander Mikhalskiy serves as executive producer.
“This is a modern-day Cinderella story in the vein of Pretty Woman and An Affair To Remember,” said Tanaeva. “I wanted to create a warm and heartfelt story about people and the power of love. I hope the »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
David Mahmoudieh is making his feature directorial debut from a script co-written by Tanaeva and Mike Cestari and revisions by Joe Ballarini. Tanaeva is also producing with Monella Kaplan for eMotion Entertainment, with Alexander Mikhalskiy executive producing.
“See You Soon” follows a U.S. soccer star who, after suffering a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup, embarks on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and gives true love a chance. The film also stars “Downton Abbey” star Poppy Drayton, Oleg Taktarov, retired Spanish soccer star Carles Puyol, and Larissa Malevannaya.
- Dave McNary
To mark the host of outdoor screenings by Pop Up Screens, taking place across London until September, we’ve been given 5 pairs of tickets to a screening to give away.
Once again Pop Up Screens has put together a programme to inspire and delight, that includes comedies Deadpool and Four Weddings and a Funeral, vintage blockbusters The Big Lebowski and Back To The Future, fantasy adventures Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters and timeless faves Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Plus a couple of more recently Oscar-approved entries, including La La Land and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
To provide the perfect al fresco settings, this year’s London venues will include:
Bishops Park in Fulham
Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula
Coram’s Fields, Bloomsbury
Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Manor House Gardens, Hither Green
Southwark Park, Canada Water
Kennington Park, Kennington
Please note: This competition is open to UK residents »
“Homecoming” is headed to the small screen and Julia Roberts is leading the way. The Oscar winner will star in a TV adaptation of the fictional podcast of the same name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the psychological and political thriller landed at Amazon with a two-season pickup in a “competitive situation.”
The show will follow a “caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts) and a soldier eager to rejoin civilian life.” No word on who will play the soldier.
The project hails from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, who is among the show’s executive producers and will also direct. Writing duties will be taken on by the podcast’s creators, Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.
Roberts won an Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich.” She’s also received nods for “August: Osage County,” “Pretty Woman,” and “Steel Magnolias.” Her recent credits include “Money Monster,” “Secret in Their Eyes,” and “The Normal Heart.”
While Roberts has never starred in a TV series before, “Homecoming” isn’t her only small screen project in the works. She’s signed on to topline and produce an upcoming HBO limited series based on Maria Semple’s bestselling novel “Today Will Be Different,” a story about a woman who decides to reinvent her life.
Julia Roberts to Topline Amazon Series “Homecoming” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Amazon is officially in business with the Pretty Woman.
Written by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, Homecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (played by Roberts), her supervisor, and a soldier. The project is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which starred Catherine Keener (as the caseworker), Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.
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Richard Gere is enjoying some fun in the sun!
The 67-year-old actor was spotted out and about in Italy on Tuesday, hanging out on the beach.
The Dinner star was photographed taking a dip in the water shirtless, wearing a pair of blue swim shorts and sporting his au naturale hair.
Always and forever a silver fox!
Gere is currently vacationing in Italy with his 17-year-old son, Homer, and 34-year-old girlfriend, publicist Alejandra Silva.
The two ignited romance rumors in June 2015, when they were spotted getting cozy on the beach in Italy. At the time, they were rumored to be dating for over a year.
Watch: Richard Gere, 65, Cuddles Up to Alejandra Silva, 32, on the Beach
This marks Gere's first serious relationship since he split from his ex-wife, model/actress Carey Lowell, in September 2013. He was also previously married to supermodel [link=nm »
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
Kate Erbland (@katerbland), IndieWire
It will come as no surprise to anyone that, as a child, I watched a lot of television. A lot. I was mostly obsessed with HBO — our single movie channel, number 2 on the dial; yes, my childhood TV had a dial, don’t ask — with intermittent deviations into mostly inappropriate mini-series (thus explaining my rarely disclosed expertise on “The Thornbirds”), and was pretty much given free range to watch whatever the hell I wanted, whenever I wanted. This is why my favorite »
- David Ehrlich
In the age of nonstop studio blockbusters, a composer is never out of work. And no composer works harder than James Newton Howard. The brains behind more than 150 scores for film and TV, Howard has been nominated for eight Oscars across a career spanning more than four decades. His work includes the “Hunger Games” series; “Pretty Woman”; and every M. Night Shyamalan movie.
And music from all those films was on display at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, where Howard was honored during the June 30 opening ceremony with the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.
“I’m very lucky,” Howard told IndieWire at the festival the next day. “I do seem to be in demand.”
Fittingly, after receiving his award, »
- Andrew Lapin
Just this week the world celebrate a major cinematic milestone: The 20th anniversary of My Best Friend's Wedding. It was a landmark moment not just because it bookended two decades of fully understanding that Crème brûlée can never be Jell-o, but also for one Julia Roberts. That film, lauded as it was for its effect on the romantic comedy genre (and complicated female characters, and the portrayal of gay men in the media, and we could go on and on...), was just as important to the actresses' career. You see, the flick came at a time when she was at a professional crossroads. She had had a few big hits (Pretty Woman and Steel Magnolias, to name a few) followed by several years of relative »
It had been hot and bright all the days prior, with the sun blazing down from the clear blue skies over Cluj, during my visit to the Transilvania Film Festival in Romania. But the day of my interview with Francis Lee, director of the heartswellingly lovely “God’s Own Country,” which opened the Edinburgh Film Festival this week, dawned gray and rainy and stayed that way.
- Jessica Kiang
27 years ago, with just a handful of movie roles to her name, Julia Roberts became America's sweetheart when Pretty Woman debuted in theaters. The iconic actress hasn't stopped working since, even taking her talents to the world of animation, voicing Smurfwillow in this year's animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village. Today we have word that the actress is revisiting her iconic role in Pretty Woman with a new commercial, which was filming in West Hollywood, California this week.
The Daily Mail reports that the actress was shooting a commercial for the Italian fashion company Calzedonia, with the actress wearing a black dress and carrying several Calzedonia bags as she walks down the sidewalk. The actress was seen "licking her lips and chatting with the crew" between takes of this commercial, which mirrors a scene from Pretty Woman, which was directed by the iconic Garry Marshall, where she is carrying several »
The project is set up with Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey as producers with John Fischer overseeing the project for Temple Hill. Mike Epps and Industry Entertainment are executive producing.
Craig A. Williams is writing the script, based on the Campbell’s “Book Of Luke: My Fight For Truth, Justice And Liberty City.” Campbell, who was born in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, joined the rap group 2 Live Crew in the 1980s. The group saw its greatest success with their 1989 album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be,” which was ruled obscene by a federal judge before a federal appeals court overturned that ruling.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Lionsgate is moving quickly on The Book Of Luke, a drama about the provocative hip hop group 2 Live Crew and its leader Luther Campbell, whose parody version of the Roy Orbison hit song Oh Pretty Woman went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court before a landmark ruling favored Campbell and paved the way for fair use sampling for music judged to be parody. Craig A. Williams is writing the script, which will be developed for up-and-coming actor Rj Cyler to play… »
Uphill Love review: Nelson Núñez co-writes and directs this Venezuelan comedy that may have got completely lost in translation.
Playing in the alt.rom.com section of the 2017 Transilvania International Festival is Uphill Love, a Venezuelan comedy that plays like Pretty Woman if it were remade by Adam Sandler – which in saying is perhaps being very unkind to Adam Sandler.
The story opens to young boy playing spin-the-bottle in a living room sometime in the past. Meet Pablo (Jesus Nunes), a quiet, unassuming individual who spins the glass object towards the general direction of Daniela (Vera Linares), an event that leads to the two sharing a kiss as their instant ‘forfeit’. Fast forward some twenty years to present day Pablo, who now works as an administrator for a small ice cream company in he big city. It is here where we learn that his social standing hasn’t changed too much. »
- Paul Heath
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