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Film News Roundup: 30 West Buys ‘Beast’; ‘Stephen Rea, Colm Feore Join Chloe Grace Moretz Thriller

13 September 2017 2:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In today’s film news roundup, Stephen Rea and Colm Feore join “The Widow,” 30 West buys rights to the thriller “Beast,” and AFI Fest announces a Robert Altman retrospective.

Castings

Stephen Rea, Colm Feore, and Zawe Ashton have joined the previously announced cast of the thriller “The Widow,” opposite Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe.

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Neil Jordan, who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for “The Crying Game,” will direct from a screenplay by Ray Wright. The project re-teams Jordan with Rea, who received a best actor Oscar nomination for “The Crying Game.”

The film begins principal photography this month. The story is set in New York and follows Moretz’s character as she strikes up an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic widow, played by Huppert, whose motives are gradually revealed to be sinister. Rea »

- Dave McNary

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'Get Shorty': How Elmore Leonard's Showbiz Satire Became a Small-Screen Gem

31 August 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When the legendary screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz got to Hollywood, he sent a telegram to his friend Ben Hecht back home in New York: "Millions are to be grabbed out here and your only competition is idiots." That's been a fantasy for hustlers ever since – the idea of Hollywood as a motherlode of suckers waiting to be fleeced by the right guy with the right scheme. 

On Get Shorty, Miles Daly wants to be that right guy – a Nevada gangster with an Irish accent, bluffing his way into the movie business. »

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Gina Gershon interview: Inconceivable, Nic Cage, The Exorcist

16 August 2017 2:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 29, 2017

The great Gina Gershon tells us about her latest film, Inconceivable, co-starring Nic Cage, plus her love of The Exorcist, and lots more...

In a career spanning over 30 years, Gina Gershon's worked with an incredible range of filmmakers, from Walter Hill in the 1980s to Robert Altman, Paul Verhoeven, John Woo, Michael Mann and the Wachowskis in the 90s and William Friedkin in 2011's Killer Joe.

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Her latest film, the domestic thriller Inconceivable, reunites Gershon with Nicolas Cage for the first time since 1997's Face/Off - albeit in very different roles. In Inconceivable, Gershon plays a well-to-do parent who begins to suspect that the woman who's agreed to be the surrogate mother to »

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"Death Wish" - Don't Get Mad Get Even

10 August 2017 2:49 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage, plus images from director Eli Roth's reboot of the 1974 feature "Death Wish", with a new screenplay co-written by Joe Carnahan ("Narc"), based on the 1972 novel written by author Brian Garfield, now starring Bruce Willis, as mild-mannered 'Paul Kersey', who fed up with the injustice of vicious criminals and shit-grinning, left-wing agitators, finally loses his cool and strikes back, November 22, 2017:

"...'Dr. Paul Kersey' an even tempered physician, practicing in Chicago...

"...becomes a hardened vigilante when his wife is murdered and daughter is brutally attacked by thugs..."

Cast also includes Vincent D'Onofrio ("The Player") as 'Frank Kersey', Paul's brother, Dean Norris ("Total Recall") as 'Detective Rains'...

...Kimberly Elise as 'Detective Jackson', Mike Epps as 'Dr. Chris Salgado', Elisabeth Shue ("Hollow Man") as 'Lucy Kersey', wife of Paul, Camila Morrone as 'Jordan Kersey', daughter of Paul and Lucy, Ronnie Gene Blevins as 'Joe' and Beau Knapp as 'Knox'. »

- Michael Stevens

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Who Does Rachel Lindsay Pick on 'The Bachelorette' Finale? 7 Clues That Might Reveal the Lucky Guy!

7 August 2017 10:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

After 10 weeks of crying, kisses and keeping it 100, Rachel Lindsay's time as the Bachelorette is coming to a close.

We already know that the 32-year-old attorney left the show engaged, but with three guys left in the game -- Bryan Abasolo, Peter Kraus and Eric Bigger -- which man will win her final rose?

Exclusive: 'Bachelorette' Rachel Lindsay Talks Tearful Fight With Peter, Addresses Bryan's 'Player' Past

Though we won't find out for sure until tonight, here are seven clues that point to Bryan being the man who puts that Neil Lane sparkler on Rachel's finger.

1. Bryan Already Asked Permission to Propose

Though Peter has been just as much of a frontrunner throughout the season, he and Rachel have recently come to a head on the engagement issue -- with her making it clear that she wants a proposal at the end of the experience -- while he doesn't seem ready to commit. [link »

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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

22 May 2017 9:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill »

- Carmel Dagan

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Dina Merrill, Elegant Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

22 May 2017 9:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dina Merrill, a beautiful, blonde actress with an aristocratic bearing known as much for her wealthy origins, philanthropy, and marriage to actor Cliff Robertson as for her work in film and television, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y. She was 93.

Her son, Stanley H. Rumbough, told the New York Times that Merrill had Lewy Body dementia.

Her parents were Post Cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and her second husband, Wall Street’s E.F. Hutton.

In 1983, on the occasion of Merrill’s musical comedy debut in a revival of Rodgers and Hart’s 1936 musical ”On Your Toes,” the New York Times gushed, “Long regarded as the essence of chic, the epitome of class and such a persuasive purveyor of charm and charity that she could have a rightful claim to fame as an eloquent spokesman — and fund-raiser — for a slew of worthy causes, Miss Merrill has evoked instant recognition and elegant associations »

- Carmel Dagan

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Red-Carpet Exclusive Portrait, Audio: Jeremy Piven for Gene Siskel Center Renaissance Award

15 May 2017 12:28 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Actor Jeremy Piven came home to Chicago on May 13th, 2017, to moderate the Gene Siskel Center Renaissance Award tribute to actor Kevin Spacey. Piven, who grew up in nearby Evanston, Ill., has forged a diverse career in Hollywood, and is most well-known for portraying super-agent Ari Gold in the HBO series “Entourage.”

Each year, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates the art of film by honoring a filmmaker who advances that artform. Kevin Spacey was the latest Renaissance Award honoree, and Jeremy Piven moderated a conversation with the Oscar-winning actor.

Jeremy Piven at the Gene Siskel Center Renaissance Award Night

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Piven was born in New York City to Byrne and Joyce Piven, who became top acting teachers when they moved to Evanston, opening the Piven Theatre Workshop. After training at »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The 25 greatest movies about making movies

3 May 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison May 19, 2017

From the currently playing Their Finest to the likes of Bowfinger and Boogie Nights, we salute the movies about making movies...

If you haven't caught up yet, Their Finest is currently playing in UK cinemas and it's a gorgeous little love letter to perseverance through storytelling, set against the backdrop of a film production office at the British Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy play characters whose access to the film industry has been contingent on the global crisis that takes other young men away from such trifling matters, and it's a real joy to watch.

Among other things, the film got us thinking about other films about making films. We're not talking about documentaries, even though Hearts Of Darkness, the documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now, may be the greatest film about »

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Peter Travers on Jonathan Demme: The Movies' Great Humanist

26 April 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jonathan Demme, dead of cancer at 73. It's hard to take in those words.

Or to stop feeling the gut punch of his loss. High praise will flow, deservedly, about Demme's virtuosity as a filmmaker; about the Oscars he won for The Silence of the Lambs; about his concert films, from Stop Making Sense to Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, that brought audiences closer than ever before to the sweaty intimacy and creative pulse of music. His influence is everywhere. Paul Thomas Anderson was once asked for a list of the »

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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dies at 57

12 April 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Charlie Murphy, a performer on “The Chappelle Show” and Eddie Murphy’s older brother, has died. His rep Domenick Nati confirmed to Variety that the star lost his battle with leukemia. He was 57.

Murphy lent his comedic talents to the Comedy Central sketch show as both a writer and an actor.

His “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch replayed encounters with various celebs such as Rick James and Prince when he was a member of his brother’s entourage.

The elder Murphy — sometimes credited as Charles Murphy — also served as a writer on his brother’s movies, including “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.”

He was also an accomplished voiceover actor, working on “The Boondocks,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Murphy was slated to appear on the next season of “Power.”

“Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He »

- Lawrence Yee

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The Weekend Warrior 2/10/17: The Lego Batman Movie, 50 Shades Darker, John Wick 2

8 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:                                                                

Bomb, bomb bomb bomb, Boooooomb!  Things just kept getting worse and worse at the box office as this past weekend saw more new releases not meeting up to their potential. The horribly-reviewed horror movie Rings (Paramount) ended up around where I predicted with $13 million, taking second place to M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. The sci-fi romance The Space Between Us (Stx Entertainment) didn’t make much of a mark, opening in ninth place with just $3.8 million with about $1,300 per theater. Robert De Niro’s The Comedian (Sony Classics) tanked worse than many recent movies, making less than a million in 848 theaters or about $1,000 per theater. By comparison, the doc I Am Not Your Negro made about 78% of that amount in 800 less theaters. »

- Edward Douglas

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As The Oscars Near, The Academy Looks Warily At Awards Night Politics

2 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Should the Oscars carry a trigger warning for Donald Trump voters? The SAG Awards ceremony on Sunday confirmed what the Golden Globes had already suggested: Nearly three months after the Presidential election, Hollywood is still in campaign mode. “Now more than ever,” as the catch-phrase goes (never mind we just saw it on a billboard at the end of Robert Altman’s The Player, from 1992), stars and filmmakers feel compelled to use awards-related appearances to voice their… »

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As The Oscars Near, The Academy Looks Warily At Awards Night Politics

2 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Should the Oscars carry a trigger warning for Donald Trump voters? The SAG Awards ceremony on Sunday confirmed what the Golden Globes had already suggested: Nearly three months after the Presidential election, Hollywood is still in campaign mode. “Now more than ever,” as the catch-phrase goes (never mind we just saw it on a billboard at the end of Robert Altman’s The Player, from 1992), stars and filmmakers feel compelled to use awards-related appearances to voice their… »

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SAG Life Achievement Honoree Lily Tomlin Reflects on Her Long Career

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

Most legendary American comedians can’t claim the toddler set among their most strident fans, but back in the late 1960s, when Lily Tomlin was on the road performing stand-up at venues across America, she would make sure to schedule two shows — one at night for the adults, and one in the afternoon for their children.

“If I did a show in a nightclub, they’d open the club in the afternoon and I’d have a show where kids would come with their mothers,” says Tomlin, who earned her showbiz sea legs as a cast member, first on ABC’s short-lived “Music Scene” and then on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” in which the iconic characters she created — Ernestine was a telephone operator with a signature chortle; Edith Ann was a precocious 5½-half-year-old in an oversized rocking chair who’d make appearances on “Sesame Street”— proved a gigantic hit among audiences of all ages. »

- Malina Saval

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Ira Deutchman Receives First Annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award

17 January 2017 6:45 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Independent film veteran Ira Deutchman has received the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the distribution and exhibition of independent films. The award was created by advertising company Spotlight Cinema Networks in partnership with the Art House Convergence.

Read More: Why Indie Producing Veteran Ira Deutchman Is Moving From Films to Broadway

Deutchman has been distributing, marketing and making independent films for more than 40 years, working on some of the most successful and acclaimed indie titles of our time. He received the award Tuesday night at a dinner following Art House Convergence’s annual conference.

Ira Deutchman is a legendary figure in the world of independent film distribution, marketing and production,” Spotlight Cinema Networks chief executive officer Jerry Rakfeldt said in a statement. “His creativity, passion and business acumen have helped shape, nurture and expand the independent film industry.”

Deutchman has worked on more than 150 films, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Monster Trucks’ Review: This Kid-Friendly Creature Feature Drafts Off A Dozen Better Movies

10 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The story of a hunky high school senior who discovers an oil-guzzling sea beast (think “Sesame Street” meets the Kraken), and then knots its tentacles around the chassis of his custom jalopy in a perverse attempt to pimp his ride, “Monster Trucks” seems like such an impossibly stupid idea for a movie that it’s easy to forget how it derives from a rather proud history of Hollywood entertainment. After all, there have been any number of studio spectacles about a young boy, or a teenage boy, or — in this case — an obviously grown-ass man doing a hilarious job of pretending to be a teenage boy — whose frustrated small town existence is turned upside down when he befriends a strange and unexpectedly sweet creature that teaches him about growing up or whatever. “Monster Trucks,” however aimless and confused it may be, rolls down a road paved by verified hits like “E.T., »

- David Ehrlich

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Chicago Pd Season 4 Episode 10 Review: Don't Read the News

4 January 2017 11:11 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Two episodes of Chicago Pd in one week? Aren't we lucky. Chicago Pd Season 4 Episode 10 throws us right back into the action with the Intelligence Unit looking for a serial killer responsible for the murders of young women going back to 2008. And Adam Ruzek ships off to someplace else, replaced by Jack Porter from Revenge...I mean, Nick Wechsler.

"Don't Read The News" (which, is anyone else bemused by how the title is so similar to that of the episode right before it?) gives the Cpd Intelligence Unit almost more than it can chew with its long list of victims. But for such a big case it's really not that complicated a plot.

As soon as The Powers That Be said that prime suspect Ricky Barnes was a DNA match it was obvious that his father Franklin was the real perpetrator. That's simple logic, as well as a device that's »

- Brittany Frederick

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