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Dakota Johnson Just Inspired Us to Book a Beach Vacation and Wear a White 1-Piece

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Dakota Johnson Just Inspired Us to Book a Beach Vacation and Wear a White 1-Piece
Dakota Johnson looked relaxed Af while on the beach in Miami on Sunday. The Fifty Shades Darker star sported a white one-piece swimsuit and backward cap, cold drink and book in hand, while vacationing with friends; it appears that Dakota is reading the 1976 Tom Robbins novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which was made into a movie of the same name in 1993. Related:Dakota Johnson's Road From Hollywood Offspring to Fifty Shades of Fabulous Dakota is likely enjoying a much-needed break after she and her costar Jamie Dornan swept the globe to promote Fifty Shades Darker in February. The third installment in the series, Fifty Shades Freed, is in postproduction and will be hitting theaters in February 2018, right on schedule for Valentine's Day.
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British legend John Hurt dies at 77

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British legend John Hurt dies at 77
Update: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.

Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and continued to work after it appeared he had overcome the disease. However last summer he withdrew from the stage revival of The Entertainer upon the advice of his doctors. According to his publicist Hurt had intestinal issues when he died.

He recently played a priest in the Natalie Portman starrer Jackie and was in the cast of Joe Wright’s upcoming Second World War drama Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

His wife Anwen Rees-Myers issued the following statement: “It is with deep sadness that I have to confirm that my husband, John Vincent Hurt, died on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at home in Norfolk.

“John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts
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An American story by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ma director Celia Rowlson-Hall with Anne-Katrin Titze, editor Iva Radivojevic and Dp Ian Bloom at IFC Center Photo: Ed Bahlman

A quintet comprised of Lena Dunham, Hailey Benton Gates, Durga Chew-Bose, Siobhan Burke, and myself moderated the post-screening discussions for Celia Rowlson-Hall's American fairy tale Ma on its opening weekend in New York.

Ma stars Rowlson-Hall with a terrific speechless supporting cast including Andrew Pastides, Amy Seimetz, Jason Kittelberger, Neal Bledsoe, Matt Lauria, Kentucker Audley, Peter Vack, William Connell, George McArthur, and Bobbi Jene Smith. In the tradition of Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's It Happened One Night or Uma Thurman thumbing a ride in Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, a modern-day Virgin Mary hitchhikes across the Southwest, ultimately arriving in Las Vegas where she meets Nevada showgirls and a tiny singing Queen Victoria lookalike.

Celia Rowlson-Hall: "I really wanted to tell an American story.
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2015 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 4: Sea of Trees “Gerry”manders Critics

A film that explores the suicide theme might have become the first Croisette casualty, hara-kiri style. He has had a lengthy, healthy career moving between micro indie and studio projects, Sea of Trees follows in the footsteps of Milk, Restless (Un Certain Regard selection) and Promised Land. Palme d’Or winner back in 2003 for Elephant, Gus Van Sant‘s fourth film to appear in the Main Competition got an early screening the day before, and the response is reminiscent of how Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was critically received. Starring Matthew McConaughey who plays an American who travels to Japan’s “suicide forest” after the death of his wife (Naomi Watts) this also features Ken Watanabe.

Check back with us twice daily for the latest grades and make sure to click on the grid below for a larger version.
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Whoopi Goldberg's Delores & Jermaine Not Moving Forward at ABC

Whoopi Goldberg's Delores & Jermaine Not Moving Forward at ABC
Whoopi Goldberg will have plenty of time to enjoy The View this fall: ABC has passed on her half-hour comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The multi-cam project — based on the real-life experiences of comedian Jermaine Fowler — followed a millennial (played by Fowler) with big ideas, but very little drive. He moves in with his estranged grandmother (Goldberg), a strict, football-loving, former D.C. cop who needs his youthful enthusiasm in her life as much as he needs her old-school parenting.

Fowler and Danny Chun (Trophy Wife,
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Once Upon a Time Bosses Tease Secret Finale Scene, Tackle 'End Date' Topic

Almost a year to the day that Once Upon a Time surpised viewers with a parting glimpse of Queen Elsa, the ABC series this Sunday will uncork another top-secret season-ending scene.

But unlike a year ago, this filmed-in-secrecy twist won’t introduce any familiar fairy tale face but a different kind of surprise element, one that will have repercussions for Season 5.

PhotosMay Sweeps/Finale Preview! Get 100+ Spoilers for Once Upon a Time and Other Shows

“There is a top-secret scene that I’m shocked hasn’t got out — but there’s still time!” Once co-creator Eddy Kitsis tells TVLine with a knowing laugh.
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Grey's Anatomy Photos: Mer vs. Amelia, a New Face, and Catastrophe Strikes!

Grey's Anatomy Photos: Mer vs. Amelia, a New Face, and Catastrophe Strikes!
It’s time to hit pause on the time jumps and get all hands (including maybe a brand-new one?) on deck, as seen in these exclusive photos from Thursday’s Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8/7c).

RelatedGrey’s Anatomy: Patrick Dempsey Leaves ‘Grateful and Humbled'; Ep Shonda Rhimes Talks Unimaginable Loss, Teases ‘New Chapter’ for Show

In this season’s penultimate episode, “Time Stops,” Amelia unloads on Meredith, having kept pent up for nearly a year — due to her sis-in-law’s Awol status — her true feelings about the handling of Derek’s critical, ultimately fatal car crash injuries.

The face-off might be short-lived,
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Disney Channel's Teen Beach 2, Time- Travel Sitcom Get Premiere Dates

Disney Channel will be very timey-wimey on Friday, June 26, when the original movie Teen Beach 2 and a new time-travel sitcom make their bows.

RelatedDisney Channel’s Jessie Spinoff Gets Title, Camp-y Premise

In the Teen Beach Movie follow-up, Mack and Brady (played by The FostersMaia Mitchell and Austin & Ally‘s Ross Lynch) find their school year interrupted by the arrival of “Wet Side Story” pals Lela and Tanner (Grace Phipps and Garrett Clayton), accompanied by their circa-1960s biker and surfer friends.

Teen Beach 2 will be available to Watch Disney Channel users on June 19, arrive on DVD June 26, and hit iTunes,
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Revenge Series Finale Video: Amanda Guns Down Victoria in Final Face-Off

It’s the dramatic showdown four seasons — and two faked deaths — in the making: Amanda Clarke and Victoria Grayson will come to blows for the last time on Sunday’s Revenge finale (ABC, 10/9c).

RelatedRevenge Ep Explains Victoria’s Return, Talks Emily’s Series Finale ‘Reckoning’

But which Hamptonite will be left standing? Based solely on the above clip, in which an emotionally rattled Amanda fires a gun at her arch nemesis from an extremely short distance, most betting men would put their money on good ol’ Mandy.

Then again, this show — especially in its final season — is famous for throwing curveballs at us,
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Nashville's Charles Esten on the Line in Deacon's Cancer Arc That Nearly Did Him in (Hint: Rayna Said It)

Nashville's Charles Esten on the Line in Deacon's Cancer Arc That Nearly Did Him in (Hint: Rayna Said It)
Nearly every night for the last week or so, Nashville‘s Charles Esten has tuned his guitar, stepped into the spotlight and lived the dream.

As part of the ABC series’ second live tour, which kicked off April 29 in New York, the actor performs several of his own compositions — some of which happen also to be Deacon’s. For a longtime songwriter who only recently has had tunes embraced by the public, watching people sing along with his lyrics is a heady thing, he says.

“It’s been one of the highlights this year for me to get to do
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1989

From a crazy early Nic Cage role to a lesser-known film starring Robert De Niro, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1989...

Ah, 1989. The year the Berlin Wall came down and Yugoslavia won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was also a big year for film, with Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade topping the box office and Batman dominating the summer with its inescapable marketing blitz.

Outside the top 10 highest-grossing list, which included Back To The Future II, Dead Poets Society and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, 1989 also included a plethora of less commonly-appreciated films. Some were big in their native countries but only received a limited release in the Us and UK. Others were poorly received but have since been reassessed as cult items.

From comedies to thrillers, here's our pick of 25 underappreciated films from the end of the 80s...

25. An Innocent Man

Disney, through its Touchstone banner, had high hopes for this thriller,
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Twenty Years After His Death, River Phoenix Will Return To Theaters In Dark Blood

First Brittany Murphy, now River Phoenix. On Halloween 1993, promising young star River Phoenix died at the age of 23, and while most of his devoted fans may have thought that his uncredited appearance in Even Cowgirls Get The Blues would be his final performance, 20 years later we're learning that the long, long delayed Dark Blood is finally getting a theatrical release. THR reports out of Cannes that Lionsgate has bought the rights to Dark Blood, a thriller that had its production halted after River Phoenix's unexpected death. The film, written by Jim Barton and directed by George Sluizer, has Phoenix playing a desperate widower called Boy who lives in the desert on a nuclear testing site. When the Fletchers (Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis), a married couple on their second honeymoon, show up on his land, he imprisons them to conquer his loneliness and lust. Dark Blood was shot predominantly
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Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Jonathan Demme and More Talk Movies at Upcoming Rome Film Festival

Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Jonathan Demme and More Talk Movies at Upcoming Rome Film Festival
The Rome film Festival (November 8-17) is once again offering on-stage conversations ("Movie Talks") with an impressive list of actors and directors. This year Jonathan Demme, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Spike Jonze, John Hurt, Álex de la Iglesia and Italian comedian Checco Zalone will meet the audience, and get the chance to talk about their relationships with cinema, commenting on their most significant film scenes and answering questions from the audience.Full schedule below.Saturday, November 9 - 4pm Sala PetrassiJohn Hurtmoderated by Sandra Hebron and Mario SestiJohn Hurt, amazing protagonist of four decades of cinema, has been directed by Alan Parker (Midnight Express, 1977), Ridley Scott (Alien, 1979), David Lynch (The Elephant Man, 1980), Michael Cimino (Heaven's Gate, 1980), Sam Peckinpah (Osterman Weekend, 1983), Gus Van Sant (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1993), Robert Zemeckis (Contact, 1997). He also starred in big budget productions such as, Harry...
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Briefs: The Carver Twins Win Halloween, “Glee” Twerks It Out, and the Gop Still Isn’t Funny

Birthday shoutouts go to Ben Foster (above) who is 33, Brendan Fehr is 36, Winona Ryder is 42, and Rufus Sewell is 46.

We’ve had … technical issues … today, so this Briefs will be briefer than usual. But it’s all Gold.

TV Line has spoilers for the next three episodes of Glee, and let’s just say … twerking is involved.

The Jonas Brothers have officially broken up … for now.

Why It’s Wrong to Say It’s Wrong to Say Shepard Smith Is Gay

I know Ed this in Meme yesterday, but in case you haven’t seen it, this is spectacular. The Carver Twins as The Grady Twins from The Shining. Perfection

Come play with us… #incostume #halloweenies #feellikerobbingabank pic.twitter.com/nTqg3WYSp7

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Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) October 27, 2013

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Film Review: Gus Van Sant’s ‘Promised Land’ Breaks Promise to Audiences

Chicago – When a Gus Van Sant picture works well, it can be as rousing as “Milk” or as thrillingly experimental as “Elephant.” Few filmmakers have straddled the mainstream and independent realms with such success (Steven Soderbergh would be another). But when a Van Sant film fails, it often fails spectacularly, as proven by “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” and that notoriously pointless “Psycho” remake.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Promised Land” is far from Van Sant’s worse film, but it’s certainly his blandest since “Finding Forrester.” By tackling the immensely topical issue of fracking, the film promises to stage provocative verbal altercations between an energy company salesman, Steve Butler (Matt Damon), and an environmental activist, Dustin (John Krasinski). At least that’s what the trailers suggest, but the script co-authored by Damon and Krasinski (based on a story by Dave Eggers) turns out to be a groan-inducing bait-and-switch.

Read Matt Fagerholm’s
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Take Three: Grace Zabriskie

Craig here with this week's Take Three. Today: Grace Zabriskie

It was Grace Zabriskie’s 71st birthday last week. She’s achieved a lot in her vast career over the 34 years she’s been acting: she had a daughter with oversized thumbs (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues); paid River Phoenix for sex (My Own Private Idaho); been killed by Chuckie (Child’s Play 2); ran on a brothel (The Brothel); evangelized about vampires (Blood Ties); had a asteroid named after her (Armageddon); performed a voodoo sex-killing (Wild at Heart); fought for worker’s rights (Norma Rae); navigated b-movie space horrors (Galaxy of Terror); and turned mourning into a mad maternal art (Twin Peaks). And that's just ten of her 93+ screen roles.

Here are three performances that I feel deserve highlighting.
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Dustin Lance Black Funnelled His Cash Into Virginia

Dustin Lance Black Funnelled His Cash Into Virginia
Scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black funnelled his own cash into Virginia to pay for re-editing after the Jennifer Connelly movie bombed at its debut.

The Milk writer makes his directorial debut with the drama, which stars Connelly as Virginia, a mentally troubled woman who has an affair with a married sheriff, played by Ed Harris.

The film, originally titled What's Wrong With Virginia, premiered to largely negative reviews at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, prompting Black to head back into the editing room.

Now he admits he was forced to cough up his own money to complete the passion project to his liking.

He tells New York Magazine, "We never felt we had enough time in the editing room... We didn't even have time to watch it with an audience. We showed it to friends and family - which I'm now thinking is a terrible idea, because they're always going to say they love it and that's not very helpful. And although the audiences in Toronto were very supportive, just watching the film through their eyes, I felt like I was watching a film that didn't know if it was a drama or a comedy, until maybe about an hour in. For me, that was too late in the film.

"And for the critics, that was definitely too late in the film. And I got beaten up by critics, in some ways deservedly so. So I went to my producer... and I said, 'We have to cut this thing.' It was tough, because we had distribution offers, and people said, 'If you don't take them now, these will go away.' So it was a bit of a fight. I had to pony up some of the money for the re-edit."

But Black reveals he did have some help from celebrated filmmaker Gus Van Sant: "He told me a story about re-cutting a film (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues) that didn't go well, and gave me some advice about what to watch out for."

The Romances of Gus Van Sant – Exclusive Clip from Restless

With the release of his latest film, Restless, on DVD and Blu-ray today we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film for you as well a look back on the key relationships in Van Sant’s previous films.

Often blossoming from difficult circumstances the love stories in Van Sant’s films hold to a notion of breaking free from a sense of being trapped, be it be society or addiction, external oppression (literal and imagined) or from a lifestyle the characters find themselves in. What always interests me about his films are the instances of love appearing often without being looked for, sometimes unspoken but always naturally occurring and always, crucially, believable.

From the starkness of his early work with My Own Private Idaho and Drugstore Cowboy, through the unfulfilling Even Cowgirls Get the Blues to the darkly funny To Die For Van Sant’s exploration of the impact
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Smash Lands Uma Thurman for Recurring Guest Star Arc

Smash Lands Uma Thurman for Recurring Guest Star Arc
Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Uma Thurman will have a five-episode guest-starring arc on NBC's new musical drama Smash as a famous and somewhat difficult movie star who flirts with the idea of starring in "Marilyn," the musical within the musical.

Thurman also is well-known for her starring role in the cult feature film hit Pulp Fiction (for which she received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations) as well as for Kill Bill Vol. 1, both directed by Quentin Tarantino. She first achieved notice in the film Dangerous Liaisons and Henry & June, and went on to star in other films such as Kill Bill Vol. 2, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Mad Dog and Glory, Beautiful Girls, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Gattaca, Batman & Robin, Paycheck and Be Cool.

More recently, Thurman also starred in the films The Producers, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Accidental Husband and Motherhood. She will star in the upcoming film Eloise in Paris.
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Director Gus Van Sant gets romantic with "Restless"

Director Gus Van Sant gets romantic with
By Iain Blair

Los Angeles (Reuters) - "Restless," the new film from Oscar-nominated "Milk" director Gus Van Sant tells a simple tale: boy meets girl, girl dies of cancer, boy mourns girl. But in Van Sant's hands, the film is anything but a sentimental four-hankie weeper.

Anchored by strong performances from Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and newcomer Henry Hopper (son of Dennis Hopper), "Restless" hits theaters on Friday playing more like an intense adolescent romance than a tragedy.

Van Sant, whose credits include "Good Will Hunting," "Drugstore Cowboy," "My Own Private Idaho," "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," and "To Die For" spoke to Reuters about making the film and why he hates being photographed.

Q: This definitely has a touch of Romeo and Juliet and doomed young lovers about it. Was that the attraction for you?

A: "Yes, although I never thought of it as doomed love. It's more
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