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Kirsten Dunst and Sofia Coppola on Hollywood Sexism, Their Feminist ‘Beguiled’ Remake

16 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sofia Coppola met her muse Kirsten Dunst in 1998. The actress was just 16 at the time, and the 27-year-old daughter of Francis Ford Coppola was about to make her directorial debut with “The Virgin Suicides,” based on a novel that she loved. Dunst was so innocent, she brought her mom along to chaperone their initial conversation. “I was a little nervous,” she says. “It was my first adult role!”

So much of Hollywood is filtered through the male gaze. But Coppola, who tells stories from the perspectives of her heroines, immediately put Dunst at ease. “She was always a good influence on me as a young woman,” Dunst says, recalling a compliment that Coppola once paid her that she never forgot. “She said to me, ‘I love your teeth; don’t ever fix your teeth.’ I remember doing a ‘Spider-Man’ movie later, and one of the producers was like, ‘I need »

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Watch Reese Witherspoon's Big Return to Rom-Coms In First 'Home Again' Trailer

15 May 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Back in 1991, a young Reese Witherspoon made a remarkably assured dramatic debut in the nostalgic The Man in the Moon. She made a memorable mark in Alexander Payne's Election, but she really broke into the mainstream with her bright and sunny performance as Elle Woods in the broad comedy Legally Blonde. A few years later, she earned an Academy Award for her sterling performance in Walk the Line and since then has continued to impress with her dramatic abilities in movies like Mud and, especially Wild, the latter of which earned her another Oscar nomination. Recently she again turned heads as part of the talented ensemble cast in HBO's Big Little Lies. Having all those roles in mind, the first trailer for the romantic comedy Home Again almost feels like a cold splash of...

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- Peter Martin

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Watch Reese Witherspoon's Big Return to Rom-Coms in First 'Home Again' Trailer

15 May 2017 7:14 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Back in 1991, a young Reese Witherspoon made a remarkably assured dramatic debut in the nostalgic The Man in the Moon. She made a memorable mark in Alexander Payne's Election, but she really broke into the mainstream with her bright and sunny performance as Elle Woods in the broad comedy Legally Blonde. A few years later, she earned an Academy Award for her sterling performance in Walk the Line and since then has continued to impress with her dramatic abilities in movies like Mud and...

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'Leftovers' director Mimi Leder on the show's debt to the Aussie New Wave

19 April 2017 9:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

(l-r) Scott Glenn and Mimi Leder on location in Broken Hill.

HBO.s critically acclaimed The Leftovers returns to Foxtel this week after shooting a large chunk of its third and final season in Australia last year.

The show tracks the impact of The Sudden Departure, in which two per cent of the world.s population vanished without a trace, on those left behind.

As the show.s regular director and Ep Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) puts it: .If you.re going to do a show about the end of the world, what greater place to go to than Australia, which is practically at the end of the world to us (laughs)..

Leder and the production team, including creators Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Tom Perrotta (Little Children, Election), on whose novel the series is based, were inspired by the Australian films of the 70s.

.Season two was very much inspired by Picnic at Hanging Rock, »

- Harry Windsor

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Alexander Payne in La Greek Film Festival honour

12 April 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Auteur’s Downsizing to open in December through Paramount.

Alexander Payne will receive the 2017 Orpheus Award at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in June.

The award will be presented as part of the Orpheus Awards ceremony following the closing night film on June 11 in Hollywood. 

Alexander Payne was selected by the committee to receive this year’s honor because of his worldwide contributions to movies and his dedication to the preservation of its history,” festival director Aris Katopodis said.

“We are delighted to be among those who recognize his brilliance as a filmmaker and his dedication not only to the craft but the people that work with him. His ability to entertain and intrigue audiences worldwide is surpassed by none.”

Payne, the grandson of Greek immigrants and a native of Omaha, Nebraska, launched into directing with Citizen Ruth in 1996, and followed that up with Reese Witherspoon break-out Election.

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Sing Special Edition Blu-ray

21 March 2017 7:04 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the global animated musical hit, Sing arrived on Digital HD on March 3, 2017and on Special Edition on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on March 21, 2017.  The music-filled comedy will include over 60-minutes of bonus content and will incorporate three all-new entertaining mini movies featuring the cast from Sing as well as an exclusive Tori Kelly music video and a variety of musical extras.

Here’s the Sing Special Edition  Trailer:

Now, you can own the Sing Blu-ray. Wamg has ten copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Reese Witherspoon? (mine is Election). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries. »

- Tom Stockman

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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

17 March 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform during the month of April. Leading the pack is the new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name and starring Elisabeth Moss. The series premieres April 26.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: New Teaser Reminds Us Elisabeth Moss’ Story Is Ours

Also available to stream next month are a handful of modern classics, such as “Robocop,” “Days of Thunder,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Election,” “JFK,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” as well as indie favorites like “Short Term 12,” “The Babadook,” “In a World,” and “Hello, My Name is Doris.”

Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in April below.

April 1

1408 (2007) (*Showtime)

A Horse Tale (2015)

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Affliction (1998)

Almost Famous (2000)

America’s Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)

Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime »

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New to Hulu in April: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘The Usual Suspects,’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

17 March 2017 8:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform during the month of April. Leading the pack is the new original series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel of the same name and starring Elisabeth Moss. The series premieres April 26.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Trailer: New Teaser Reminds Us Elisabeth Moss’ Story Is Ours

Also available to stream next month are a handful of modern classics, such as “Robocop,” “Days of Thunder,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Usual Suspects,” “Election,” “JFK,” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” as well as indie favorites like “Short Term 12,” “The Babadook,” “In a World,” and “Hello, My Name is Doris.”

Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in April below.

April 1

1408 (2007) (*Showtime)

A Horse Tale (2015)

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Affliction (1998)

Almost Famous (2000)

America’s Sweethearts (2001) (*Showtime)

Bad Company (1995) (*Showtime)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (*Showtime »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Performer of the Week: Reese Witherspoon

4 March 2017 5:38 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Reese Witherspoon

The Show | Big Little Lies

The Episode | “Serious Mothering” (Feb. 26, 2017)

The Performance | Oh, how we’ve missed this Reese Witherspoon. The living and breathing firecracker from the Election/Legally Blonde era who would toggle from bitchy to emboldened to entitled to vulnerable in the span of seconds. The one who could deliver a well-crafted one-liner with Bette Davis-like precision before melting your heart with a simple glance.

Luckily, with HBO’s Big Little Lies, the Oscar winner has triumphantly returned to her darkly comedic wheelhouse, and that was especially so with Sunday’s second episode. »

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Matthew Broderick Cast as Katrina's 'Brownie' in Next American Crime Story

23 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Erstwhile Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick has closed a deal to star opposite Annette Bening in American Crime Story‘s Katrina-themed second season on FX, TVLine has learned.

Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) Director Michael D. Brown aka “Brownie”), who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina. He joins a cast that also includes Annette Bening, who is set to play Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco.

RelatedAmerican Horror Story Season 7 Theme Is 2016 Election, Ryan Murphy Reveals

Season 2 of the critically acclaimed series won’t launch until 2018, network boss John Landgraf told reporters at the »

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Big Little Lies Review

17 February 2017 9:24 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The big screen is no stranger to adaptations of popular novels. After all, awards season is often littered with films based on bestselling books. However, novels don’t often find their way to television, at least not in the way that Liane Moriarty’s 2014 thriller Big Little Lies does. Yet, we now live in a brave new world wherein television is often more risk savvy and adventurous than film, regularly venturing into territory it had once rarely dared to attempt.

As viewers continue to embrace anthologies, abbreviated seasons and short-term event series, Big Little Lies is simply an extension of this ongoing trend. Now, HBO subscribers are treated to a new “limited series” that faithfully adapts Moriarty’s complex tale into a seven-episode arc featuring a host of major Hollywood stars filling out the main roles, acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) behind the camera and television icon David E. Kelley »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Trailer: One of the Best Shows on TV Returns More Nihilistic Than Ever

17 February 2017 8:38 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO has released a new teaser for the final season of its cult hit “The Leftovers,” and it’s every bit as provocative as the show’s explosive second season.

The third and final season of the wrenching drama heads down under. Series creator Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) told Entertainment Weekly of the decision: “Australia is the end the world geographically, and our show is about the end of the world emotionally.” “The Leftovers” is based on a book by series co-creator Tom Perrotta, whose previous novel inspired Alexander Payne’s “Election.”

Read More: 2017: The Year of ‘The Leftovers’… Plus 9 Other, Less Exciting TV Shows To Look Forward To

The final teaser arrives with a Mature Content warning, as we catch harrowing glimpses of fiery deaths, angry mobs, crucifixions, and a tear-stained Laurie (Amy Brenneman). Kevin (Justin Theroux) looks anxiously over at Carrie Coon (Nora Durst) as she tucks in »

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‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Trailer: One of the Best Shows on TV Returns More Nihilistic Than Ever

17 February 2017 8:38 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO has released a new teaser for the final season of its cult hit “The Leftovers,” and it’s every bit as provocative as the show’s explosive second season.

The third and final season of the wrenching drama heads down under. Series creator Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) told Entertainment Weekly of the decision: “Australia is the end the world geographically, and our show is about the end of the world emotionally.” “The Leftovers” is based on a book by series co-creator Tom Perrotta, whose previous novel inspired Alexander Payne’s “Election.”

Read More: 2017: The Year of ‘The Leftovers’… Plus 9 Other, Less Exciting TV Shows To Look Forward To

The final teaser arrives with a Mature Content warning, as we catch harrowing glimpses of fiery deaths, angry mobs, crucifixions, and a tear-stained Laurie (Amy Brenneman). Kevin (Justin Theroux) looks anxiously over at Carrie Coon (Nora Durst) as she tucks in »

- Jude Dry

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Et Obsessions: ‘Doubt,’ Reese Witherspoon on ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Good Wife’ Spinoff

13 February 2017 10:40 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Imposters

Now in its second week, Bravo’s new scripted series tells the story of a con artist named Maddie (Inbar Lavi), whose unwitting victims (Ron Heaps, Enlisted’s Parker Young, who promises to Et that he’ll be shirtless before the end of the first season, and Marianne Rendon) decide to track her down. What starts off as a game of cat and mouse quickly turns into a road trip comedy as Ezra, Richard and Jules all learn to bond, but also try their hand at some small-time cons. “But we’re not very good at it,” Heaps says of his character’s adventures, while adding that the show is full of intrigue, heartbreak and surprise, the biggest »

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The Edge of Seventeen

11 February 2017 2:54 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Edge of Seventeen

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 34.98

Starring – Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Hayden Szeto, Alexander Calvert.

Cinematography- Doug Emmett

Film Editor – Tracey Wadmore-Smith

Original Music – Atti Övarsson-

Produced by – James L. Brooks, Kelly Fremon Craig, Julie Ansell, Richard Sakai

Written and Directed by – Kelly Fremon Craig

Teen comedies can be annoying, but every year seems to bring a good one. What work nicely are thoughtful movies that acknowledge the modern problems of teens in such a highly sexualized world, and place the sexual aspects in a non-exploitative context. I have been entertained and moved by Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in Election, Ellen Page in Juno and Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This year’s The Edge of Seventeen is a bright writing-directing »

- Glenn Erickson

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Big Little Lies Review: Moms Fight Dirty in HBO's Wicked (Good) Miniseries

6 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s tempting to take one look at the multimillion-dollar homes and luxury cars the characters have in Big Little Lies, and ask: “How can these people have any problems?” But as one character says, “You can’t make a perfect world. No matter what, s—t happens.”

S—t most certainly does happen in the star-studded HBO miniseries (debuting Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9/8c), including a grisly homicide that sends shockwaves through the seaside community of Monterey, California. But the great thing about Big Little Lies is: The murder is almost beside the point. The vicious battle for power and »

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Lady Gaga Addresses Rumors Beyoncé Might Join Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance

2 February 2017 1:02 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Beyoncé taking the Super Bowl stage for the third time in her hometown of Houston, Texas, would certainly be fitting, but don't be so sure Lady Gaga will "Telephone" her friend for the show.

Lady Gaga answered questions about her upcoming halftime performance during a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Thursday, where she addressed fans who may have given a recent Instagram she shared a little too much thought.

Watch: Lady Gaga Shows Off Crazy Toned Abs in Cropped 'Super Bowl 2017' Tee, Cartwheels With Mom in End Zone

"Houston, you are beautiful. »

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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Election Movie?

17 January 2017 4:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction.

And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up several perspectives on the political circus.

Which movie following an election is your favorite? Were you inspired by the journalists in “All the President’s Men,” or do you prefer the classic Cold War thriller “The Manchurian Candidate”?

Weigh in below. Don’t see your favorite on the list? There are plenty of election-based movies, and we couldn’t include them all, so let us know in the comments! And check out Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman’s list of his top election movies.

Related storiesLong-time Los Angeles Home of Late Actress Patricia Barry Goes »

- Variety Staff

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