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Tom Hanks Calls Harvey Weinstein an "Ass" in Scathing Statement

12 October 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

From George Clooney to Meryl Streep, several celebrities have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein. In a new interview with The New York Times, Tom Hanks did the same. Hanks said he "never worked with Harvey." But when columnist Maureen Dowd asked the Forrest Gump actor why Hollywood spent decades protecting the producer despite knowing of his allegations, Hank responded with the following: "Well, that's a really good question and isn't it part and parcel to all of society somehow, that people in power get away with this?" he responded. "Look, I don't want to rag on Harvey but so obviously something went down there." The Oscar-winning actor also didn't seem »

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‘That Thing You Do!’ Twenty-One Years Later: The Gay Subplot That Never Made it Into Theaters

4 October 2017 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

They just don’t make ’em like they used to. When “That Thing You Do!” waltzed into our hearts twenty-one years ago today, it heralded the arrival of Tom Hanks — screenwriter and director. A commercial and critical success, “That Thing You Do!” is the kind of low-budget runaway hit that major Hollywood studios just don’t make anymore. An addictively fun tale of one adorable boy band’s rise to fame, decorated with stylish 1960s period panache, the movie starred Hanks as the band’s kind-hearted manager, Mr. White. What many people don’t know, however, is that Mr. White originally had a hunky boyfriend (hilariously played by former NFL player Howie Long).

In a deleted scene included in the director’s cut, Mr. White finds lead singer Guy (“La La Land” star Tom Everett Scott) stumbling drunkenly out of the convertible of an alluring waitress (played by Hanks’ wife, »

- Jude Dry

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Ryan Gosling Breaks Bad All Over The Place

1 October 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

No, Ryan Gosling doesn’t have a meth detour in this episode of “Saturday Night Live,” but in terms of coming back strong, you could probably do a better job than get someone who can’t make it through a sketch without breaking. Yes, this is one of those episodes. Specifically, a first-day-of-school type episode where — all of a sudden — the class hottie decides he’s going to be the class clown. He’s not particularly good at the transition, but you want him to like you, so you laugh at his jokes. As he also laughs at his jokes. It’s not like they’re offensive or anything, they’re just… Well, you’ve read better jokes on a popsicle stick. And some of his jokes are just misremembered jokes from those same popsicle sticks.

This is all still just the first day of school.

Simply put: The “Saturday Night Live »

- LaToya Ferguson

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Ryan Gosling Breaks Bad All Over The Place

1 October 2017 7:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

No, Ryan Gosling doesn’t have a meth detour in this episode of “Saturday Night Live,” but in terms of coming back strong, you could probably do a better job than get someone who can’t make it through a sketch without breaking. Yes, this is one of those episodes. Specifically, a first-day-of-school type episode where — all of a sudden — the class hottie decides he’s going to be the class clown. He’s not particularly good at the transition, but you want him to like you, so you laugh at his jokes. As he also laughs at his jokes. It’s not like they’re offensive or anything, they’re just… Well, you’ve read better jokes on a popsicle stick. And some of his jokes are just misremembered jokes from those same popsicle sticks.

This is all still just the first day of school.

Simply put: The “Saturday Night Live »

- LaToya Ferguson

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'Saturday Night Live' Season 43 Opens With Alec Baldwin's Triumphant, Scathing Return as Donald Trump

30 September 2017 9:13 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Alec Baldwin isn’t done lampooning President Donald Trump.

Saturday Night Live came out swinging once again with a politically charged cold open that saw Baldwin return to the guest star role that earned him a lot of love last season as the show tried to catch up on all the Trump news they missed between seasons.

The sketch kicked things off with Trump making a call to Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he revealed that he didn't know Puerto Rico was a state, and then explained that "Fema takes a few days unless you pay for Fema Prime."

The sketch also reunited Baldwin with Kate McKinnon – only this time the Emmy-winning cast member didn't break out her acclaimed impression of Hillary Clinton, but instead brought out her brilliant Jeff Sessions impression.

Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Bids 'SNL' Farewell With Some Help From Scarlett Johansson and the Trump »

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

25 September 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.” 

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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- Anne Thompson

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Here Are 59 Actors Who Landed Oscar Nominations For Portraying Characters With Disabilities

25 September 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Triumph over adversity is drama defined, and Oscar nominations often go to actors whose characters find victory over physical or mental afflictions. The earliest example goes back to 1947; that was the year that non-pro Harold Russell won Best Supporting Actor and a special award for “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Russell was a WWII veteran who lost both of his hands while making a training film. Of note: Of the 59, 27 of these nominations went on to a win. This year’s roster of stars playing afflicted characters includes Jake Gyllenhaal as bombing victim Jeff Baumer in “Stronger,” Andrew Garfield as polio survivor Robin Cavendish in “Breathe,” Bryan Cranston as a millionaire quadriplegic in “The Upside,” and Sally Hawkins in two roles, as an arthritic painter in “Maudie” and a mute lab worker in “The Shape of Water.” 

Check out Oscar’s rather astonishing legacy of afflicted contenders below.

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- Anne Thompson

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

25 September 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

25 September 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor »

- Anne Thompson

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The Mask: extra nerdy facts about the 1990s Jim Carrey hit

22 September 2017 7:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 26, 2017

The Mask started life as a horror movie - but it'd turn into the film that made Jim Carrey a flat-out movie star...

Summer 1994 was an unpredictable time at the box office for Hollywood studios. The year before, Jurassic Park had smashed box office records, but twelve months on, films such as The Flintstones and Beverly Hills Cop 3 were struggling to emulate its success. There were some solid hits: The Client, Maverick and True Lies, for instance. But there was also a sense of things changing. The big money of summer 1994 was being taken by sleeper successes such as Forrest Gump and Speed.

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In the midst of this, though, emerged two brand new movie stars.

In February 1994, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had introduced the world properly »

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Tom Hanks to star in remake of Swedish comedy A Man Called Ove

21 September 2017 11:59 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

With Will Ferrell already set to star in the American adaptation of the Forrest Gump-esque Swedish novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, original Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks has had to find a different American version of a Swedish thing he can star in. Luckily, Deadline is reporting…

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- Sam Barsanti

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

15 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »

- MovieWeb

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The Saturday Night Live Sketches You Need to See Before the Emmys

13 September 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s been a banner year for Saturday Night Live.

The legendary sketch comedy show capped off with a whopping 22 Emmy Awards nominations, including nods for standouts cast members Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

While the show won two awards at this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys — Dave Chappelle won for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, while Melissa McCarthy’s energetic, scene-stealing Sean Spicer impression helped her win the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series — there are still plenty of awards left for SNL to take back to Rockefeller Center with them.

So, before the big night arrives on Sept. »

- Julia Emmanuele

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Visual Effects Society: The Top 70 VFX Films of All Time Include ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and ‘Citizen Kane’

12 September 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).

“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »

- Bill Desowitz

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The Good News Big Little Lies and Feud Are Telling Us About the Age of Actresses

7 September 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The sixth episode of Feud: Bette and Joan on FX, titled "Hagsploitation," explores the "psycho-biddy," a genre of horror film which depicts a once-glamorous woman becoming senile and frightening as she gets older. After the success of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, producers approach Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) to reunite for the film Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte about a reclusive old Southern belle (Davis) who everyone thinks murdered her married lover decades before. Once again, Davis and Crawford are pitted against each other, but this time, it proves to be too much drama for Crawford and she exits the project, with Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) taking over her role. For decades, women of a certain age in Hollywood have graduated from ingenues to grannies seamlessly, with the scary "older" woman in horror films used as a common trope for actresses over the age »

- Megan McLachlan

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5 of the Most Inspirational Hollywood Films of all Time

5 September 2017 6:42 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

We all have down days sometimes. Some more than others! If you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you’re in need of an emotional pick-me-up movie to stir the senses, Hollywood has written and directed heaps of inspirational hit movies that are guaranteed to lift your mood.

Let’s take a peek at our ‘famous five’ most inspirational films of all time that have that feel-good feeling oozing from their every scene.

Forrest Gump

Undoubtedly one of Tom Hanks’ finest roles, Forrest Gump tells the story of a man who’s by no means the sharpest tool in the shed but benefits from being one of the most kind-hearted guys alive. As Forrest himself admits, "life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you’re gonna get". We believe that’s an incredible mantra with which to live your life. Make the most of every different »

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Gary Sinise Joins Faith-Based Documentary About Steve McQueen

31 August 2017 1:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Gary Sinise will narrate a documentary about late actor Steve McQueen's journey to Christianity, the filmmakers said Thursday.

The movie, Steve McQueen: American Icon, hails from American Icon Films, a joint venture between Erwin Brothers Entertainment and pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the U.S.

Jon and Andrew Erwin are directing along with Ben Smallbone. The Erwin brothers are best known for faith-friendly films like Woodlawn, October Baby and Moms' Night Out.

Beyond Sinise, the Oscar-nominated actor from Forrest Gump, the movie also features commentary from Mel Gibson and McQueen's widow, model Barbara »

- Paul Bond

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R.I.P. Oscar Bait: How ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Get Out,’ and ‘The Big Sick’ are Changing the Best Picture Race

29 August 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Tomorrow night, the premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” will open the Venice Film Festival — and with that, the festival portion of the awards season begins with Telluride this weekend, Toronto next week, and New York at the end of the month. All told, there’s 186 days between the “Downsizing” premiere and the March 4 Oscars broadcast. That period should be the Super Bowl for movie-lovers — a six-month debate about which films are the year’s best, and the opportunity to shine a light on smaller titles otherwise eclipsed by those built for global box-office domination.

This is not what happens.

The fever of awards season now runs so hot and so early that fall festival premieres increasingly serve as a focus group that narrows the Oscar landscape months before films reach a wider audience, including most voters. The judgments aren’t based purely on being a good film; the ultimate »

- Chris O'Falt

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Miley’s Return, Fifth Harmony’s ‘Moment’ and Where Was The Weeknd? VMAs Burning Questions Answered

28 August 2017 1:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast gave viewers plenty to talk about, but the action continued off-screen. From the red carpet to the Forum’s VIP seating area to the after-parties, Variety was there to witness the Vma moments.

1. Was Miley Cyrus’ dad worried about another potentially risque performance? To the contrary, Billy Ray Cyrus glowed with pride on the red carpet as two of his daughters — Miley and Noah Cyrus — had appearanced ahead of them. “Miley is a true musician,” he told Variety. “Miley’s bold and she’s strong and she stands up for her beliefs with passion. Many people talk about their beliefs but they don’t do anything about them. She’s a doer, not a talker, and I’m really proud of her.”

2. Did Rod Stewart know who Dnce were when the idea was first proposed to update his 1978 classic “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” According »

- Shirley Halperin and Marisa Sullivan

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Will Ferrell to play The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

24 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to THR, Will Ferrell has signed on to star in an adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, as well as producing with Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum through his Gary Sanchez Productions banner for CBS Films.

The 100-Year-Old Man revolves around “a man who, on the night of his 100th birthday, escapes from his nursing home and hits the road, with the ensuing inadvertent adventure involving criminals, a bag of cash and an elephant. But his time on the run reveals that the former explosives expert was involved in some of the defining moments of the 20th century and that he crossed paths with figures such as Joseph Stalin, Sir Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Before long, past and present are on a collision course.”

“My character, Allan, knows the art of being funny just by being, »

- Gary Collinson

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