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Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon’s Mars Series ‘The First’ at Hulu

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Penn has signed on to star in Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu series “The First,” Variety has learned.

“The First” is set in the near future and follows the first human mission to Mars. The series explores the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. Hulu gave the show a straight-to-series order in May. The exact details of Penn’s role are being kept under wraps.

Penn has appeared on various television shows throughout his career, but this marks his first regular role on a series. He has previously appeared on shows such as “Ellen,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Friends.”

Penn is one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation, having been nominated for five Academy Awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” and “I Am Sam” before winning his first Oscar in 2003 for his role »

- Joe Otterson

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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

7 September 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car »

- Ed Meza

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International Newswire: James Corden to Be Honored at Rose d’Or Awards

7 September 2017 2:16 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the International Newswire today, James Corden is set to be honored by the Rose d’Or Awards; international critics crown Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film as the year’s best movie; and Daniel Mays, Emilia Jones and Bella Ramsey join acclaimed photographer Tom Beard’s feature debut ‘Two for Joy.’

James Corden, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will be named Entertainer of the Year at the 56th Rose d’Or Awards ceremony in Berlin on Sept. 19. The inaugural award recognizes “the contribution to the world of entertainment of one talented individual over the past 12 months,” according to the European Broadcasting Union (Ebu), which presents the prize.

The Ebu added that Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, “has made a huge global impact with his ‘Carpool Karaoke’ feature, helping ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel to reach over a billion views.” The segment sees famous musical guests joining Corden in his car »

- Ed Meza

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Star Ace Toys unveils its Newt Scamander figure from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

12 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow and Star Ace Toys has revealed the upcoming sixth scale Newt Scamander figure which is based on the likeness of Eddie Redmayne in last year’s Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The collectible is available to pre-order now priced at $242.99, and is expected to ship between January and March 2018; check out the promotional images here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter got an extension beyond the original books and movies with the new film series “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” which features the magizoologist Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne. The development team at Star ace has conducted extensive research about the costume from the movie and his special case. Featuring wands, different kinds of fantastic beats including Niffler, Bowtruckle, an Occamy egg and more!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as »

- Amie Cranswick

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Cannes 2017: Uma Thurman Set to Preside Over Un Certain Regard Jury

21 April 2017 7:10 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has announced their pick for President of their Un Certain Regard jury — Cannes regular and American icon, actress Uma Thurman.

Per an official statement from the festival, “In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.’ She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in ‘Kill Bill’ (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes. Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (‘Gattaca’); Woody Allen (‘Sweet and Lowdown’); Roland Joffé (‘Vatel’) and Ethan Hawke (‘Chelsea Walls’). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, ‘The House that Jack Built,’ alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz.”

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- Kate Erbland

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Uma Thurman will preside over Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes 2017

21 April 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The organisers of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 17th in the south of France, have announced that Uma Thurman will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury the 70th festival.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen FrearsDangerous Liaisons and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes.

Since then, Uma Thurman has worked with many directors, including Andrew Niccol (Gattaca); Woody Allen (Sweet and Lowdown); Roland Joffé (Vatel) and Ethan Hawke (Chelsea Walls). She recently joined the cast of Lars von Trier’s new project, The House that Jack Built, alongside Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz. »

- Paul Heath

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Uma Thurman to Preside Over Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Jury

21 April 2017 5:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris – Uma Thurman is set to preside over the jury of Un Certain Regard at the upcoming 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

“In a career spanning more than 20 years, the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks….Whether playing crazy, sexy or dominant, the woman whose namesake is the Hindu goddess of beauty and light has definitely entered the pantheon of movie greats, with several of her scenes attaining cult status,” the festival said in a statement. 

The actress delivered notable performances in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” which won a Palme d’Or in 1994, as well as in “Kill Bill” Volumes 1 & 2, which were both presented at Cannes.

Thurman has since worked with a wide range of auteurs, including Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca”), Woody Allen (“Sweet and Lowdown”), Roland Joffé (“Vatel”) and Lars von Trier (“Nymphomaniac”).

She is set to re-reteam with Von Trier on his next project, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gets an Honest Trailer

28 March 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its home entertainment release this week, Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch a deleted scene from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

5 March 2017 11:04 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the home-entertainment release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fast approaching, Warner Bros. has unveiled a deleted scene from the Harry Potter spinoff featuring Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and the Runespoor. Check it out here…

See Also: J.K. Rowling teases Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 script

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs, »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: VFX reel for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

21 February 2017 9:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have missed out on an Oscar nomination for this month’s 89th Academy Awards, but Warner Bros.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them still featured some very impressive visual effects, and Rodeo FX has released a breakdown video showcasing their work on the Harry Potter spinoff prequel; take a look here…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs, »

- Gary Collinson

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Django’

9 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In Woody Allen’s “Sweet and Lowdown,” Sean Penn boasts, “I’m considered the best guitar player maybe that ever lived, certainly in this country. There’s this gypsy in France, and he’s the most beautiful thing I ever heard.” The only guitarist superior to Penn’s fictional Emmet Ray? Django Reinhardt, a Belgian-born hot-jazz strummer whose talent saved him during World War II.

As a historical-fiction account of this wartime chapter in the jazz legend’s life, “Django” delivers a showcase role for gifted actor Reda Kateb, who’s had small parts in “A Prophet” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” but is otherwise rarely seen outside of France. It also marks a rather poignant choice to open the 2017 Berlinale, since the film — while not an especially compelling or well-told biopic unto itself — shines much-needed attention on the plight of the Roma people at the hands of German (and French) officials. »

- Peter Debruge

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‘Django’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

9 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt remains one of the great jazzmen to emerge from Europe in the 20th century, recording hundreds of memorable tracks during his lifetime, playing with the likes of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Coleman Hawkins, and influencing countless artists in the decades that followed his untimely death from a stroke at the age of 43. His music has also graced the soundtracks of dozens of movies, including a swath of Woody Allen films (Sweet and Lowdown is a playful hommage to him) and anything ranging from Lacombe Lucien to The Matrix.

But there’s much less known »

- Jordan Mintzer

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Find the Fantastic Beasts in your Home This March

27 January 2017 12:59 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Burbank, CA, January 27, 2016 – Immerse yourself in the wizarding world when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob, Alison Sudol (Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller (Trainwreck, Justice League) as Credence, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Fantastic Beasts hits $800 million worldwide, overtakes Prisoner of Azkaban

15 January 2017 4:27 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite being overshadowed by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the last few weeks of the year, Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has managed to scrape together another box office milestone with the film hitting $800 million worldwide.

Fantastic Beasts has grossed $229.9 million domestically, but performed much better in the international markets, where it has added a further $570.1 million. The $800 million figure also means its no longer the lowest-grossing instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise, having surpassed the $769.7 million haul of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

See Also: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find the Material to Fill a Five-Film Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he »

- Gary Collinson

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