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New to Streaming: ‘Something Wild,’ ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ ‘Lemon,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

All These Sleepless Nights (Michal Marczak)

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction like few films before it, Michal Marczak‘s All These Sleepless Nights is a music-filled ode to the ever-shifting bliss and angst of youth set mostly in the wee hours of the day in Warsaw, Poland. Marczak himself, who also plays cinematographer, is wary to delineate the line between narrative and nonfiction, and part of the
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Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor

Warren Beatty to Receive Screenwriters Colony Honor
Warren Beatty has been selected for a tribute by the Screenwriters Colony, a Massachusetts-based non-profit residency and mentorship program that supports emerging writers.

Beatty will be honored at the group’s fifth Annual Summer Soiree on July 22 at Almanack Arts Colony in Nantucket, Mass. Sarah Treem, creator of the Showtime series “The Affair” and an alumna of Screenwriters Colony, will speak about her professional experiences and the impact the Colony has played in her life.

The tribute portion of the event will include a conversation with Beatty. Annette Bening, Beatty’s wife of 25 years, will join him at the event to celebrate.

Beatty has been nominated for 14 Academy Awards – four for Best Actor, four for Best Picture, two for Best Director, three for Original Screenplay, and one for Adapted Screenplay. He won Best Director for “Reds” and is the only person to have been twice-nominated for acting in, directing, writing, and producing the same film,
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The Greatest Election Movies

Author: Linda Marric

With American primaries and presidential elections lasting sometimes up to 18 months, it’s no wonder Hollywood cannot seem to get enough of campaign-trail dramas. From quirky comedies, to serious thrillers based on real events, there seems to be an infinite amount of scripts and stories to tell, each offering a different angle on the subject of electoral shenanigans and political intrigue.

The UK may not do elections on the same mammoth scale as its American cousins, but like it or not, right now we do not seem to go more than a year without one major political race or another. With a surprise general election taking place today what better time for us to take a look at some of the most memorable films about elections ever made?

5- The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011)

This Philip K Dick inspired sci-fi B movie delivers way more than is expected from it,
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Rules Don’t Apply review: Dir. Warren Beatty (2017)

Rules Don’t Apply review: Warren Beatty returns to the screen for the first time in 16 years with this Hollywood tale of love, power and losing the plot.

Rules Don’t Apply review by Paul Heath, April 2017.

Rules Don’t Apply review // Image: Fox

Rules Don’t Apply is a welcomed return to the big-screen for Warren Beatty in his first film since 2001’s Town & Country. Clearly a passion project, in the works since 2001, Beatty not only appears on-screen in the central role of film and aviation legend Howard Hughes, but also scripts and directs (it is his first directorial effort since 1999’s Bulworth).

Not all that well received in its domestic territories from both critics and the cinema-going public, Rules Don’t Apply arrives on UK shores post-Oscars Best Picture mix-up, but the previous negative publicity really shouldn’t deter you from this well constructed, if sometimes stunted comedy drama,
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The Films of Frank Capra III, Ranked

As The Fate of The Furious enters theaters, a ranking of its 1st Assistant Director’s oeuvre.

Friday brings us the release of The Fate of the Furious, the eighth film in The Fast & The Furious series. Thus, there could be no better time to look back and rank the previous works of one of the films most notable craftsmen, a man whose name is legendary. I speak of course of First Assistant Director Frank Capra III.

Capra III is the grandson of director Frank Capra, a Hollywood legend whose work includes It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and It’s a Wonderful Life. How did that pedigree fare two generations removed? This exhaustive look at Mr. Capra III’s 1st Ad career will tell the tale.

While the film’s director often gets the lion’s share of the credit, the First Ad is one of the most critical positions on set. In
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Parental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette Bening

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Parental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningParental Guidance: Interview with the star of 20th Century Women, Annette BeningIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine1/11/2017 10:00:00 Am

For nearly 30 years Annette Bening has been turning out one superb performance after another. Beginning with her breakout role as a sexy con artist in The Grifters, the 58-year-old actor has dazzled in films such as Bugsy, The American President, Love Affair, American Beauty and The Kids Are All Right. And, she’s done much of it while married to Warren Beatty with whom she has four children.

Her latest triumph is as Dorothea Fields in director Mike Mills’ (Beginners) acclaimed 20th Century Women. Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, the drama finds free-thinking single parent Dorothea raising her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in the boarding house she runs. Looking for guidance in how to raise Jamie she
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Warren Beatty Honored by Kirk Douglas, Don Cheadle at Santa Barbara Fete

Warren Beatty Honored by Kirk Douglas, Don Cheadle at Santa Barbara Fete
Goleta, Calif. — Kirk Douglas, “Rules Don't Apply” star Lily Collins and Don Cheadle turned out to salute Warren Beatty at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award celebration of the Hollywood legend Thursday night.

The honor, annually presented at a fundraising dinner for the festival, has previously gone to stars like Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, Forest Whitaker, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Harrison Ford, Quentin Tarantino, Ed Harris and John Travolta.

“I learned more and more each day that Warren pushes you beyond what you knew you were capable of,” Collins said after reading a series of observations she jotted in her diary while shooting Beatty’s latest film. “He challenges and inspires you beyond your wildest dreams.”

The 27-year-old rising star thanked Beatty for encouraging her “to let go, to be present, and enjoy all the details along the way. If you taught me one
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Box Office: ‘Moana’ Gobbles Up $9.9 Million to Win Thanksgiving Day

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Gobbles Up $9.9 Million to Win Thanksgiving Day
Disney’s animated Polynesian adventure “Moana” led U.S. moviegoing on Thanksgiving Day with $9.9 million at 3,875 locations as it heads towards the $85 million to $90 million range during the five-day holiday break.

Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” finished a close second with $9.6 million at 4,144 sites on Thanksgiving, pushing the Harry Potter spinoff to $110 million in its first seven days.

But three other wide-release openers aimed at adults found only moderate traction on Thanksgiving with Brad Pitt’s “Allied” grossing $2.3 million, Billy Bob Thornton’s “Bad Santa 2” with $1.4 million and Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply” nearly invisible with $285,000.

Moana” has now taken in $25.6 million in its first two days. It’s on a similar pace to Disney’s “Frozen,” which had hit $26.5 million at the same point in 2013 on its way to a record $93.6 million for the five-day Thanksgiving opening.

Thanksgiving
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Beatty’s Back: Warren Beatty talks his career and the inspiration behind Rules Don't Apply, and more

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Beatty’s Back: Warren Beatty talks his career and the inspiration behind Rules Don't Apply, and moreBeatty’s Back: Warren Beatty talks his career and the inspiration behind Rules Don't Apply, and moreBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine11/24/2016 3:42:00 Pm

We haven’t seen Warren Beatty in a movie for 15 years. The Oscar-winning director hasn’t worked behind the camera — where he’s often written and produced as well — since Bulworth 18 years ago.

Now he’s doing all of those things, and playing the eccentric American business mogul Howard Hughes, in Rules Don’t Apply, a typically jaundiced ode to mid-20th century Hollywood. It’s set around the time when Beatty, then a handsome young man from Virginia, first followed his older sister, Shirley MacLaine, to Los Angeles to try his hand at movies.

“I’ve been very lucky,” acknowledges Beatty, now 79 and dressed casually in a canvas jacket
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Box Office: ‘Moana’ Heads for Heroic $88 Million Thanksgiving Weekend Opening

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Heads for Heroic $88 Million Thanksgiving Weekend Opening
Disney’s animated adventure “Moana” is dominating North American moviegoing with as much as $88 million for the five-day Thanksgiving holiday period, early estimates showed Wednesday.

Brad Pitt’s “Allied” appears to be performing respectably with around $19 million for the five days while Billy Bob Thornton’s “Bad Santa 2” is heading for a decent return in the $12 million range. Meanwhile, Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply” is generating only modest interest with about $5 million for the holiday period.

Moana” opened with plenty of box office power by taking in $2.6 million at Tuesday night preview showings starting at 7 p.m. in North America. That doubled the $1.3 million Tuesday preview record set last year by Disney’s “The Good Dinosaur.” These latest estimates blow past earlier predictions that had the film opening in the $75 million range.

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Moana” may even match the all-time Thanksgiving record of $93.4 million for the five days,
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‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Review: Warren Beatty Returns, And There’s Reason To Cheer

‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Review: Warren Beatty Returns, And There’s Reason To Cheer
It has been 15 years since Warren Beatty acted in a movie, and an even longer 18 years since he wrote, directed and produced one (the still very prescient 1998 political satire Bulworth). Now we have Rules Don’t Apply, the picture in which he finally gets to play Howard Hughes. He’s been toying around with the idea of Hughes for a movie actually for over 50 years, and now it has gestated into this often very funny, sometimes pointed, sometimes poignant film that marches…
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Why Didn’t Warren Beatty Ever Run for Office? It’s ‘More Like Running for Crucifixion,’ He Says

Why Didn’t Warren Beatty Ever Run for Office? It’s ‘More Like Running for Crucifixion,’ He Says
Warren Beatty may have played a senator in 1998’s Bulworth, but don’t expect life to imitate art when it comes to politics.

The 79-year-old actor and political activist — who has supported Democratic presidential candidates including Robert Kennedy, George McGovern and Jimmy Carter — has never run for office, and he’s just fine with that.

“What people who volunteer for public service now are subjected to in the media, I’ve grown to think that to run for office is more like running for crucifixion,” he tells People in this week’s issue. “And in some sense, I think the
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Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles

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Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles Who is Warren Beatty? His Top Film Roles Scott Goodyer11/23/2016 10:44:00 Am

It's been awhile since we last heard from Warren Beatty. But legends never die and this Hollywood star is back with Rules Don't Apply.

Like most of his films, Beatty co-wrote, produced and directed this romantic comedy, which tells the tale of an unconventional love story about an aspiring actress and her driver, who try to make a relationship work under the eccentric billionaire they work for - who happens to be Howard Hughes, played by Beatty himself.

The cast is quite impressive with stars like: Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Oliver Pratt and Beatty's wife of 25 years Annette Bening, all making appearances.

Check out Rules Don't Apply when it hits Cineplex Theatres on November 23rd and in honour of the iconic talent who's been Oscar-nominated 14 times,
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Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Sets Sail With Record-Breaking $2.6 Million on Tuesday

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Sets Sail With Record-Breaking $2.6 Million on Tuesday
Kicking off the Thanksgiving holiday break with gusto, Disney’s animated adventure “Moana” opened with plenty of box office power and took in $2.6 million at Tuesday night preview showings starting at 7 p.m. in North America.

The “Moana” gross doubled the $1.3 million Tuesday preview record set last year by Disney’s “The Good Dinosaur.” It’s also far above the $1.2 million preview gross from “Frozen,” the $1.4 million Thursday preview total for “Big Hero 6” and the $1.7 million Thursday preview for “Zootopia” in March.

Moana” is expected to easily top the holdover numbers for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday along with the openings for Brad Pitt’s thriller “Allied,” Billy Bob Thornton’s raucous comedy “Bad Santa 2” and Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes comedy-drama “Rules Don’t Apply.”

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Moana,” centered on the journey of a Polynesian teenage girl, is
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Rules Don’T Apply – Review

Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel. Copyright © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. Rules Don’T Apply Motion Picture Copyright © 2016 Regency Entertainment (USA), Inc. and Monarchy Enterprises S.a.r.l. All rights reserved.

Rules Don’T Apply opens as a boy-meets-girl tale set in classic Hollywood, an introduction suggesting a light-hearted romance, maybe even romantic comedy, which is how the film is being promoted. And Rules Don’T Apply is that boy-meets-girl tale at first, until Howard Hughes shows up, played by writer/director Warren Beatty. Then the story takes a darker turn and switches from Hollywood romance with contemporary Woody Allen flavor to a Howard Hughes biopic. It is as if Beatty the actor hijacks Beatty the director’s film.

Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), a small-town beauty queen raised with a strong Baptist faith, arrives in Hollywood with a movie contract from Howard Hughes in hand and her mother (Annette Bening) in tow.
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'Moana' Sets Sights on $80+ Million 5-Day Thanksgiving Debut

'Moana' Sets Sights on $80+ Million 5-Day Thanksgiving Debut
The last three years have seen Thanksgiving weekend topped by a film in the Hunger Games franchise. Before that it was the Twilight franchise that led the way. In fact, not since 2008 has a major franchise film not led the three-day Thanksgiving weekend with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 filling a gap left by Twilight in 2010. That said, over the course of those seven years three of the top five three-day and five-day Thanksgiving openings have occurred, none of which finished #1 and all of them were animated features from Disney. The three films are last year's The Good Dinosaur, Tangled and, of course
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Movie Review: Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply offers an odd tribute to the myth of Howard Hughes

Warren Beatty, who hasn’t directed a movie since Bulworth or acted in one in 15 years, returns to film with Rules Don’t Apply, a 1950s-set sex comedy about hormones, premature ejaculation, religious belief, and the mythology of Howard Hughes that is as intriguing in its idiosyncrasy as it is flat-footed in execution. Its conceit is to turn the mentally ill billionaire Hughes (Beatty) into a stand-in for God, inspiring awe and guilt in a couple of church-going young people who work at his Hollywood film studio: a chauffeur named Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) and a virginal starlet named Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins). Aside from Beatty’s performance, the only consistent thing the movie has going for it is ineffable strangeness; it seems to be trapped at the bottom of the chasm that separates its subversive aims from its nostalgic pursuits.

The style is almost as unreal as Beatty ...
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Warren Beatty On Sex, Love, Puritanism & Hollywood Then And Now – The Contenders Video

Warren Beatty On Sex, Love, Puritanism & Hollywood Then And Now – The Contenders Video
A Hollywood legend came to our big all-day awards season event, The Contenders Presented By Deadline, when I sat down with Warren Beatty to discuss his first film in 15 years, Rules Don’t Apply, and the first he has written, directed, produced and starred in since Bulworth in 1998. In front of a packed invitation-only crowd of Academy and key guild voters November 5 at the DGA theater, Beatty talked about his long-gestating project involving his half-century interest in…
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Interview: Film Icon Warren Beatty Knows ‘Rules Don’t Apply’

Chicago – When encountering film producer, director, writer and “movie star” Warren Beatty, I entered into an interview that would be truly one of a kind. The spontaneous Mr. Beatty works a talk in a give-and-take Socratic method, searching for the truth underneath the rhetoric, as he did with his new film “Rules Don’t Apply.”

The film is a quasi-biographical profile of the legendary American billionaire Howard Hughes, but don’t mention that to writer/director Beatty (who also portrays Hughes). What he wanted to explore was the truth around Hughes, in the personification of a fictional couple (Alden Ehrenreich and Lily Collins) working for the billionaire. Set in 1958 Hollywood – the same year a young Warren Beatty arrived there – the film highlights the clash between the sexual looseness that existed in the movie business, and the potential seekers that “got off the bus” in tinsel town, still mired in their 1950s puritanism.
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