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Focus Features has released an official trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film, Phantom Thread. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and Lesley Mansville as his sister Cyril. Below is the synopsis and trailer for the film.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, »
- Chris Salce
When it comes to listing the world’s greatest actors, Daniel Day-Lewis’ name is always followed by the word “obviously.” There’s no reason not to include him on the list of the world’s greatest thespians, with work in movies like Lincoln, There Will Be Blood, My Left Foot and Gangs Of New York all being stirring works of genius. Now the man is... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
The first trailer for Phantom Thread arrives as Oscar season really begins to heat up. The drama is especially noteworthy, as it marks Daniel Day-Lewis' final movie as an actor. With this film wrapped, the Oscar-winner claims he's officially retiring.
Focus Features will release Phantom Thread in select cities on December 25, 2017. This will make it eligible for Oscar consideration. And considering it's pedigree, we could be looking at the movie that brings us Best Director, Best Actor and Best Movie when the Oscars are announced next year.
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, »
Actress-director Asia Argento, and models Samantha Panagrosso and Zoe Brock have come forward with new details heightening the scrutiny on Fabrizio Lombardo, the former head of a short-lived Miramax Italy unit, and who allegedly acted as a procurer of women for Harvey Weinstein.
Two of the three women Variety spoke to also claim they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein. Panagrosso, in the latest set of allegations against Weinstein, says she was groped by the Hollywood mogul in a hotel swimming pool in Cannes, and then assaulted in the cabin of a yacht during the 2003 film festival. Brock alleges she was tricked into going back to Weinstein’s hotel, and Argento alleges she was raped by Weinstein after being taken by Lombardo to Weinstein’s room, a claim he has refuted.
Lombardo has denied Argento’s claims in a statement. Variety has reached out to his Italian lawyer for further comment.
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- Stewart Clarke
The Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of his membership in the organization.
The move comes after a New York Times report that alleged decades of sexual misbehavior by Weinstein, and a New Yorker story that brought more disturbing details to light, including allegations of rape. Further accusations surfaced throughout the week.
In its statement, the Academy emphasized that its decision was about more than just Weinstein.
“We [have voted to expel Weinstein] not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over,” the statement reads.
- Kristopher Tapley
One of my favorite films is 2002’s “The Hours.” It is a melodramatic film in some ways, and hugely depressing, too. But at the age of 17 it was absolutely lyrical for me, and that sensibility has not faded for me in the nearly two decades since. But “The Hours” was crucial for other reasons, too. It’s not just a film I loved at a young age; it’s a film that prompted my entrée to critical thinking and awards-season reporting, as I tracked the movie’s progress from one dusty theater in my 24-screen multiplex to the Academy Awards. I was 17 years old when I first read the name Harvey Weinstein in the pages of my religiously perused Entertainment Weekly. I did not realize then, as I know now, that Weinstein was involved in four out of the five nominated Best Picture movies that awards season — “Gangs of New York,” his personal favorite, »
- Sonia Saraiya
Till last month, Harvey Weinstein was a respected name in Hollywood. He and his brother run the respected The Weinstein Company and he has been a part of significant films like Shakespeare In Love, Gangs Of New York, Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, The Lord Of The Rings Series, Kill Bill etc to name aRead More
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Update: The Academy has issued a statement, calling the allegations against Weinstein “repugnant” and “abhorrent,” as well as announcing an emergency meeting to determine his fate with the organization on Saturday, Oct. 14.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, one of the biggest stories to ever rock Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may soon be forced to react in some way.
Could the group move to oust the disgraced movie mogul from the organization, as Tina Brown suggested Tuesday in a tweet? “Growing lobby to kick Harvey out of Academy,” she wrote. “Honor the brave women who spoke and do it!”
Or, might the Academy consider stripping Weinstein of the Oscar he personally won in 1999 as producer of best picture victor “Shakespeare in Love?”
No doubt to the organization’s chagrin, Oscar season has become synonymous with Weinstein and his companys’ many nominations and wins stretching back decades for films »
- Kristopher Tapley
“There is no excuse for sexual harassment or sexual assault — no matter who you are and no matter what profession,” the actor said Tuesday on Facebook. “I applaud the strength and courage of the women who came forward and made their voices heard.”
Earlier Tuesday, the New Yorker published a report detailing rape allegations against the mogul by three women, five days after the New York Times story detailing sexual harassment claims leveled against Weinstein, including Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. The executive was fired on Oct. 8 by his own company.
- Dave McNary
Hollywood A-listers are breaking their silence in the wake of the allegations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
“I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior,” Lawrence told Et in a statement. “I worked with Harvey five years ago and I did not experience any form of harassment personally, nor did I know about any of these allegations. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.”
The 27-year-old actress -- who won an Oscar for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, which was distributed by The Weinstein Company -- went on to express her support for those accusing Weinstein of inappropriate behavior, saying, “My heart goes out to all of the women affected by these gross actions. And I want to thank them for their bravery to come forward.”
Clooney also slammed »
Image Source: Everett Just when you think you know everything there is to know about the Harry Potter series, something comes to your attention that truly blows your mind grapes. This one might be one of those facts. Ok, so you know Mad-Eye Moody (pictured above)? The eyepatch-wearing wizard is played by Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, who of course has appeared in countless other films, like 28 Days Later . . . and Gangs of New York. He's also the father of two actors, and one of them is the fast-rising Domhnall Gleeson, who's now part of the Star Wars franchise as General Hux and has buzzy Fall drama Goodbye Christopher Robin coming out. He also had one of his earlier roles in the Harry Potter franchise as Bill Weasley, in both Deathly Hallows movies (pictured below). Image Source: Everett Are you there yet? Yes, the actors who play Mad-Eye and Bill Weasley are »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Writer Anne T Donahue gets huge response after telling of her own experience with a boss at a radio station
The Canadian writer whose tweets about Harvey Weinstein prompted a huge response from other people who shared online their stories of sexual assault and harassment has said she was blown away by the reaction she received.
Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company after a slew of sexual harassment allegations emerged last week in a New York Times exposé. It was alleged that the Hollywood mogul, who produced films including Pulp Fiction and Gangs of New York, had reached at least eight settlements with women he sexually harassed, from as far back as 1990 to as recently as 2015.
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- Nadia Khomami
Hollywood producer’s ties with The Weinstein Company are severed after ‘new information’ emerged, directors say
Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company after new information emerged regarding his conduct, the company’s board of directors has said.
Weinstein – the Hollywood mogul who produced films including Pulp Fiction and Gangs of New York – was on a voluntarily leave of absence after a slew of sexual harassment allegations emerged last week in a New York Times exposé. The board on Friday endorsed that decision at the time but went further on Sunday, removing Weinstein from the company he co-founded.
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- Sam Levin in San Francisco
On the day before news officially broke of alleged sexual harassment stretching back decades, Harvey Weinstein, the 65-year-old movie mogul, offered this comment: “The story sounds so good I want to buy the movie rights.”
In its blend of the glib, the acquisitive and plain braggadocio, it seemed an incredible response to a potentially career-ending exposé. Yet those familiar with the man Meryl Streep called “God” at the 2012 Golden Globes, know that he’s defined by an attitude of infallibility. In 2000, having allegedly assaulted a young reporter at a crowded party, Weinstein is said to have screamed: “It’s good I’m the fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless piece-of-shit town.” (Though several photographers were present, no images surfaced. »
- Hermione Hoby
The name Daniel Day-Lewis probably brings to mind several things: golden Oscar statuettes, intense method acting, and a relatively private personal life. Daniel, who sadly announced his retirement from acting earlier this year, may not necessarily be the most traditional celebrity crush, but we can guarantee that (whether you've realized it or not) you've been nursing a sweet spot for the multi-Oscar-winner for his whole career. His handsome face, quirky style, and crinkle-eyed smile are the stuff dreams are made of, even when he's playing roles that aren't exactly dreamy (Gangs of New York, anyone?). If anybody ever questions your love of Daniel Day-Lewis, just send them this article. After checking out these 38 photos of the distinguished actor, naysayers will understand. »
- Brinton Parker
Today, Jason Blum – of Blumhouse Productions – is undoubtedly one of the most successful producers in cinema. His filmography is actually quite eclectic, with him having helped deliver projects across a number of genres – from the drama The Reader, to the comedy Tooth Fairy. His production label has become synonymous with horror movies, though – and that’s all thanks to one film: Paranormal Activity.
Prior to Oren Peli’s CCTV-based ghost story, Blum had enjoyed a somewhat patchier run as producer – but when Paranormal Activity earned $193 million worldwide against a budget of just $15,000, business at Blumhouse Productions kicked into high gear. Specializing in low-budget horror that earn big returns, Blum has since produced horror franchises including Insidious, The Purge, Sinister and Ouija, as well as standalone titles, such as Oculus, Creep, and Get Out.
- Sarah Myles
Netflix's The Irishman keeps adding to its star-studded cast, with Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin joining the cast. The Irishman started production in Suffern, New York, with the first photos revealing Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and director Martin Scorsese all reuniting on the set for the first time since their 1995 classic Casino. With production already under way, it remains to be seen how many more cast members need to be added, but Anna Paquin joins an incredibly impressive ensemble cast.
The news was broke by Deadline earlier today, with the site revealing that Anna Paquin is portraying Peggy, the daughter of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro) who has come to despise her father for everything he has become, and tries to distance herself from him. The notorious Mafia assassin has long been suspected as being directly involved with the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in »
It looks like Martin Scorsese will follow up his currently-in-production mob epic The Irishman by reuniting with Leonardo DiCaprio, although it may not be for the previously reported FBI tale Killers of the Flower Moon or the Dr. H.H. Holmes serial killer film The Devil in the White City.
According to Deadline, the duo are set to collaborate on a biopic of the 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, which was first set up way back in 2005. Originally it was to take its inspiration from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Edmund Morris book The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, with Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) penning the screenplay. However, this new take will instead be based on a script by Scott Bloom.
Roosevelt’s life including military honours, leading the legendary cavalry regiment the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, before moving into politics where he served as Governor of New York, »
- Gary Collinson
The Oscar-winning star is teaming up with his friend and frequent collaborator to create a biopic focused on the life America's 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, according to multiplereports.
DiCaprio and Scorsese have reportedly been trying to develop Roosevelt for over a decade, but have run into numerous obstacles as the project lingered in limbo.
This would be the third time DiCaprio has starred in a biopic for Scorsese, following The Aviator in 2004 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 -- both of which earned DiCaprio and Scorsese Oscar nominations.
Together, they've »
Tony Sokol Sep 27, 2017
Here's news of another role for Leonardo DiCaprio. The star of Gangs Of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, and The Wolf Of Wall Street, all of which he made with director Martin Scorsese, will be teaming again with the legendary director. DiCaprio will star as Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, in the biopic Roosevelt.
The screenplay was written by Scott Bloom. The movie is being produced by Paramount Pictures, along with DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson through their Appian Way banner, and Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia, with Chuck Pacheco.
Roosevelt was president of the Us from 1901 to 1909. The 42-year old vice president took office after the assassination of President William McKinley, becoming the youngest president in American history.
Former New York Governor Roosevelt was a Navy veteran. »
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