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‘Twin Peaks’: Kyle MacLachlan Thinks ‘The Return’ Is a Film, Even Though the Golden Globes Nominated Him for TV

‘Twin Peaks’: Kyle MacLachlan Thinks ‘The Return’ Is a Film, Even Though the Golden Globes Nominated Him for TV
When Kyle MacLachlan won a Golden Globe award in 1991, he was nominated for the television series “Twin Peaks” in the role of Agent Dale Cooper. In 2018, when he attends the 75th Annual Golden Globes, he’ll again be nominated in the TV category for his portrayal of Dale Cooper.

But should he be nominated for film, instead?

Though no one debated what “Twin Peaks” was when it debuted on ABC in 1990, many consider its sequel, “The Return,” to be more of a film than a TV show. And MacLachlan is one of them.

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“I lean toward the film example only because it was written as one story,” MacLachlan said in an interview with IndieWire, shortly after the nominations were announced. “We were all encouraged not to refer to it as episodes, but as hours.
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The Big Sick, Jamie Bell and Stand Up for Something to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards

dick clark productions announced today that the cast of the film The Big Sick, including Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, will receive the “Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award”; actor Jamie Bell will receive the “New Hollywood Actor Award” for his recent work in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”; and musicians Diane Warren, Common and Andra Day will receive the “Hollywood Song Award” for the original song, “Stand Up For Something” with music by Diane Warren, lyrics by Diane Warren and Common and is performed by Andra Day featuring Common from the film Marshall, at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which
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Review: "Nicholas Nickleby" (2002) Twilight Time Blu-ray Special Edition

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By Raymond Benson

“A Dickens Delight”

By Raymond Benson

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby may not immediately come to mind when naming the most well-known of author Charles Dickens’ novels, but it’s arguably one of his best. Besides being a cracking good story in print, the Royal Shakespeare Company famously produced an 8-1/2-hour long Tony Award-winning play (staged in two parts, with a dinner break) in 1980 that was one of this reviewer’s most treasured theatrical experiences.

The motion picture, released in 2002 to positive critical acclaim but little enthusiasm from ticket-buyers, is also a delight. Writer/director Douglas McGrath whittled down Dickens’ massive tome to a mere 132 minutes, and yet one doesn’t miss the extracted bits. The screenplay is an essential lesson in adaptation. Now a gorgeously rendered Blu-ray release from Twilight Time, Nickleby can be re-evaluated and appreciated for the superb achievement it is.
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Charlie Hunnam's Superhot Hollywood Evolution in 35 Photos

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Charlie Hunnam's Superhot Hollywood Evolution in 35 Photos
Charlie Hunnam has been in the Hollywood spotlight since the late '90s, and it's safe to say that he just keeps getting hotter and hotter. The sexiest Charlie Hunnam pictures out there include several recent favorites - bonus points for the ridiculously hot shirtless snaps - but he's been a heartthrob for more than a decade. In the early 2000s, Charlie appeared on Undeclared and starred in Nicholas Nickleby alongside Anne Hathaway before gaining even more attention with roles in Cold Mountain and Green Street Hooligans. The character of his career, though, was undeniably Sons of Anarchy's Jax Teller, and he had some crazy-sexy, Gif-worthy moments on the show. Thanks to The Lost City of Z and Knights of the Roundtable, we'll soon be seeing more of Charlie on the big screen, but until then, let's look back at his very handsome Hollywood evolution, from the '90s to now.
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‘Becoming Mike Nichols’ Director Discusses Capturing Mike Nichols’ Final Performance

The second documentary by Douglas McGrath (best known for his narrative films Emma and Nicholas Nickleby), Becoming Mike Nichols explores the early career of Nichols through three specific phases: his early life as a German immigrant living in New York, his early collaborations during and after college with Elaine May, and his early directing career on stage and eventually on screen. Playing as a cross between a biography and directing master class, Becoming Mike Nichols is an engaging study of the filmmaker’s early career. We spoke with McGrath at the Sundance Film Festival, where his film had its world premiere, about what would be the director’s final performance, so to speak, as discussed in the interview.

The Film Stage: Can you tell us a little about how you approached these interviews?

Douglas McGrath: I think of the film as a sort of film version of what his
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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Updated Film List

Anne Hathaway: Oscar Host's Red Dress outshone Oscars' Red Carpet. Anne Hathaway Oscar host: Red dress one of countless outfits Blast from the Past: Pictured above is Oscar host Anne Hathaway sporting a blindingly bright white smile while on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. But wait. In the photo, Hathaway is wearing a blindingly bright red gown. Wasn't her dress of a metallic blue hue? Actually, no. It was beige (with patterns). Wait. Come to think of it, she actually wore a tux, not a dress. Or maybe it was all of the above. And more. How could that be? Well, the color, texture, format, and type of Anne Hathaway's outfits varied according to which 15 minutes of the Oscar telecast you watched on Sunday night, Feb. 27. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married in early
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Stunning-Looking Mix of Sex Melodrama and Science Fiction

'L'Inhumaine': Marcel L'Herbier silent classic stars Jaque Catelain and Georgette Leblanc. Marcel L'Herbier silent 'L'Inhumaine': 'Intense sensory integration of sight' For me, the real jewel in the crown of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's “A Day of Silents,” held on Dec. 5, '15, at the Castro Theatre, was Marcel L'Herbier's The Inhuman Woman / L'Inhumaine (1924). The screening of this mix of desire and seduction with science fiction turned out to be an intense sensory integration of sight and sound. First, the sight. I had not seen any other films directed by L'Herbier (e.g., L'Argent, La Comédie du bonheur), so L'Inhumaine, with its spectacular visuals, came as a big surprise to me. For instance, the film features a stand-out scene of a car racing down a wooded highway from the driver's point of view, while in a party sequence I really liked the effect of the serving staff wearing sardonic face masks,
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TV & Broadway Star Roger Rees Dies -- Famed 'Cheers' & 'Nicholas Nickleby' Actor Dead At 71

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Roger Rees, best known for playing Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway and TV ... died in New York on Friday. Rees' rep says the Tony Award winning star was at his home when he passed after a brief illness. He had been performing up until May when he left his show Broadway show "The Visit" to undergo a medical procedure.  Rees was also famous for film and TV roles -- co-starring in "Frida," "Robin Hood: Men in Tights,
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Australian-Chinese writers get Lost in America

Australian Craig Rosenthal and writing partner Emmo Xu have been commissioned to write Lost in America, a comedy that follows a dysfunctional Chinese family on a road trip across the Us to deliver their daughter to college in California.

The project will be produced by a new joint venture between Jeff Sharp.s Story Mining & Supply and Ivanhoe Pictures to create a slate of China-targeted movies.

Sharp, whose credits include Boys Don.t Cry, You Can Count on Me, Nicholas Nickleby and Proof, is backed by filmmaker and financier Jim Kohlberg. The La-based Story Mining & Supply produces the Outlander TV series.

Development of Lost in America will be overseen by SMS.s Jennifer Hatton and Ivanhoe.s Kelly Carmichael and Hong Kong-based Kat Lee, who heads development and production in Asia.

Rosenthal, who has directed shorts and TVCs, told If he hopes to direct the film but that hasn.t been decided yet.
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Jeff Sharp’s Story Mining Enters Two-Picture Deal with Asian Fund Ivanhoe (Exclusive)

Jeff Sharp’s Story Mining & Supply has pacted with Ivanhoe Pictures to develop a slate of China-targeted movies.

The two projects are “Stride,” a dance musical drama about a man trying to find his way in a Chinese factory town; and “Lost in America,” the story of a dysfunctional Chinese family on a cross-country road trip across the U.S. to deliver their daughter to college in California.

Stride” is being written by Neville Kiser (2013 Black List’s “Man of Sorrow”), “Lost in America” by Australian-Chinese duo Craig Rosenthal and Emmo Xu.

The producers are in discussions with several potential Chinese distribution and production partners.

Development of both pictures will be overseen by SMS’s Jennifer Hatton and by Ivanhoe’s Kelly Carmichael and Hong Kong-based Kat Lee, who was recently appointed to head development and production in Asia.

“We are first of all thinking wide release, commercial films, rather
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Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley up the pedigree of Daniel Radcliffe-led 'Brooklyn Bridge'

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Brie Larson and Ben Kingsley up the pedigree of Daniel Radcliffe-led 'Brooklyn Bridge'
Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped. Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey ("Schindler's List") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' "Brooklyn Bridge," the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson). Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for "Brooklyn Bridge." Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking
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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson join Daniel Radcliffe in 'Brooklyn Bridge'

Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson join Daniel Radcliffe in 'Brooklyn Bridge'
Daniel Radcliffe has been set to play the engineer, Washington Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge in the aptly titled Brooklyn Bridge for several months now. But for the film, which is inspired by the bridge’s real-life construction, key to the actual story were Roebling’s father and wife, who have now also been cast.

Ben Kingsley will play Roebling’s father, John Augustus Roebling, who initially designed the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. Washington took up his father’s position as chief engineer after the elder Roebling passed away. Brie Larson will play his wife, Elizabeth Warren Roebling,
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Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Join Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’
London — Ben Kingsley and Brie Larson will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Killer Films’ “Brooklyn Bridge.”

The pic is written and directed by Douglas McGrath, whose credits include “Emma,” “Infamous” and “Nicholas Nickleby.” It is scheduled to shoot in spring next year.

Inspired by true events, Radcliffe will play the brilliant but inexperienced engineer Washington Roebling who is left to oversee the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when his father (Kingsley) passes away. Besieged by calamity, danger and doubt, Washington’s obsession threatens his health, and to drive his family apart, until he discovers he has an improbable ally… His charming and shrewd wife Emily (Larson).

Kingsley’s credits include “Gandhi,” for which he won an Oscar, “Schindler’s List” and “Sexy Beast.” Larson’s credits include “Short Term 12,” “21 Jump Street” and “United States of Tara.”

“Brooklyn Bridge” is produced by Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Rose Ganguzza.
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From Scrawny To Sexy: Behold Charlie Hunnam’s Beautiful Transformation

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Sons of Anarchy‘s final season begins tonight, which means we get a healthy serving of eye candy in the form of Charlie Hunnam. Yowza! It’s been a wild ride for the English actor, who didn’t always have a grizzly beard and menacing looks.

Charlie first popped onto the scene over 15 years ago on the British version of Queer As Folk, all blonde, floppy-haired, and innocent. After a stint on Fox’s Undeclared, and roles in Nicholas Nickleby and Cold Mountain, his looks started to mature. Once he got his starring role on Sons of Anarchy in 2008, the blonde hair was longer, and the beard was in full swing. Nowadays, he only shaves for special occasions — like last year’s Pacific Rim — and routinely shows us all how much hard work in the gym can pay off. Originally cast as Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey,
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The 6 Best Film Scores of 2014 (So Far)

Far be it from me to make any grand sweeping statements on the year in film this early, but as of July 2014, I would argue it’s already been a fascinating year for scores. Just look at blockbusters. We’ve heard both the invigoratingly new and the depressingly dull. Ambitious combinations have even produced a commendable failure here and there. Hollywood studios almost always take the safe road in their big-budget franchises, but the music attached to those tentpoles feels less restrained and not nearly as beholden to manageable cliches.

Thus far we’ve had a tremendous grab bag in film music (and I say this as someone who hasn’t yet seen Under the Skin), but what’s been the best to come out of it? Without further ado…

6. Captain America: The Winter SoldierHenry Jackman (Intrada)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier isn’t a great movie, but it
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10 Things About... Tom Hiddleston

10 Things About... Tom Hiddleston
Best known for playing mischievous villain Loki in Thor and The Avengers, fan favourite Tom Hiddleston is coming back to cinema screens on October 30 in Thor: The Dark World.

With an army of fans known as 'Hiddlestoners', it's difficult to browse any website without the Brit actor's name popping up. Handily, Digital Spy has ten facts about the star that you may not know.

1. Born in Westminster, London in 1981 to former stage manager Diana Patricia and James Norman, a manager of a pharmaceutical company, Hiddleston is of both Scottish and English descent. He grew up with his two sisters in Wimbledon and later moved to Oxford.

2. Prior to hitting the big time in Kenneth Branagh's Wallander, he'd made a few blink and you'll miss it TV appearances. His on-screen debut was playing a Lord in the TV movie The Life of Nicholas Nickleby, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
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Hunnam as Grey? Good Idea? The Whole World Reacts

Charlie Hunnam: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ gets its Christian Grey (photo: shirtless Charlie Hunnam in ‘Pacific Rim’) In the last couple of weeks, the world has been rocked by several revelations that have left earthlings — depending on their particular expectations, prejudices, and mental health — infuriated, terrified, shocked, thrilled. Am I referring to the reported chemical attacks in Syria and the Obama administration’s determination that the U.S. should get involved in that country’s bloody civil war? Syrius Chemical Civil War? Is Obama endorsing a new video game? Is it in 3D? Nope, that’s not what I’m talking about. Nor am I referring to the ivory trade and the relentless poaching of African elephants, which will quite possibly lead to their extinction in the very, very near future. Or to the nearly 1,000 manatees and dolphins that have met with slow and agonizing deaths in Florida’s grossly polluted waterways.
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Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson cast in Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation

It was rumoured a couple of days ago that Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was in the running for the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of popular novel series Fifty Shades of Grey, and he has now been confirmed by the author E.L. James (via Twitter) along with Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) as Anastasia Steele.

The erotic book series took the world by storm last year, selling over 70 million copies Worldwide.

Hunnam recently starred in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim in which he played Raleigh Becket.

Johnson is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and this will be her first major film role outside of 21 Jump Street.

The author sent out the following tweets today to break the news:

With a release date penned down for August 1st 2014, expect shooting of Fifty Shades of Grey to start very soon. Here's the official press release from Universal.
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Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles - Before Christian Grey

Charlie Hunnam: His 5 Biggest Roles - Before Christian Grey
Charlie Hunnam is getting ready to break out the handcuffs for his brand-spanking new role as Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey. But just who is the actor who will play the brooding billionaire alongside Dakota Johnson's Anastasia Steele? Sons of Anarchy fans know (and love) him, but may not realize Hunnam, 33, has been appearing on screen for more than a decade. Check out our picks for his best roles so far:1. Queer as Folk Hunnam first gained stardom in his native England on the UK version of this show, which ran for 10 episodes beginning in 1999. He starred as Nathan Maloney,
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Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

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Charlie Hunnam Is Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey
Charlie Hunnam will star as Christian Grey, the lead male character in Universal Pictures and Focus Features' highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, it was announced today. He joins Dakota Johnson, who will star opposite him as Anastasia Steele. The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E.L. James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel. The announcement about Mr. Hunnam's casting in Fifty Shades of Grey was made today by Ms. James.

Mr. Hunnam currently stars as a regular on the critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy. His feature film credits include Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Cold Mountain, and Nicholas Nickleby.

Fifty Shades of Grey has become a global phenomenon
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