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Shunji Iwai’s ‘A Bride For Rip Van Winkle’ Shows the Timely Realities of Manipulation in Online Dating — Watch

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Shunji Iwai’s ‘A Bride For Rip Van Winkle’ Shows the Timely Realities of Manipulation in Online Dating — Watch
Upon its initial 2016 release, critics raved about Japanese filmmaker Shunji Iwai’s “A Bride For Rip Van Winkle.” Serving as an adaptation of Iwai’s own novel, “Hana and Alice,” “Bride” tells the story of a lonely woman named Nanami who decides to marry a man she met online. But because of the cavalcade of lies she’s told her new beau, she must then pay people from the Internet to attend the wedding as her friends and family.

The comical, yet crushingly sad film delivers a harsh look into the desperation and lack of genuineness in the age of social media. Iwai has previously dealt with the uglier sides of romance in his previous movies such as “Love Letter” and “All About Lily Chou-Chou,” which also expose the desperation and dishonesty that accompanies the search for love.

“A Bride For Rip Van Winkle” is finally opening in U.S.
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Film Review: A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

Film Review: A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
Japanese director Shunji Iwai rudely tears up the phony promise of marriage and bourgeois life in “A Bride for Rip Van Winkle,” a cruel yet riveting tale of a young wife’s inexorable fall from grace once she succumbs to the Mephistophelean services of a shady Mr. Fix It. Artfully subverting the spirit of such soulful, diaphanous romances as “Love Letter” and “Hana and Alice” from earlier in his own career, Iwai exposes the desperation and deceit involved in the search for love. Opening in Taiwan and Hong Kong ahead of its domestic release, the film should appeal to Iwai’s enormous female fan base in Asia, though it would be hard to reproduce the roaring success of his earlier hits.

Adapted from Iwai’s own novel of the same name, the film is shot in 35mm and comprises a three-hour “Director’s Cut” and a two-hour theatrical version. Only
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Beautiful, Talented, Scene-Stealing 'The Artist' Canine Has Died: One of Rare Four-Legged Movie Stars

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain.
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Uggie the Dog, ‘The Artist’ Canine Star, Dies

Uggie the Dog, ‘The Artist’ Canine Star, Dies
Uggie the dog, who became a canine star after his memorable role in the Oscar best-picture winner “The Artist,” has died. He was 13.

The Jack Russell terrier was euthanized on Friday after battling prostate cancer, his owner, Los Angeles animal trainer Omar Von Muller, announced Wednesday on Facebook. “Our beloved boy has passed away,” he wrote in a post.

Uggie was most famous for his role as Jean Dujardin’s furry friend in 2011’s silent film “The Artist.” Bérénice Bejo (pictured above with Uggie) also starred in the movie, which nabbed five Academy Awards.

Uggie also appeared in Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy “The Campaign,” Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson film “Water for Elephants” and “Bones” star David Boreanaz’s “Mr. Fix It.”

Uggie won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2012 Golden Collar Award. He was the first canine to have a paw print
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Uggie the Dog, Star of 'The Artist', Passes Away at Age 13

Uggie the Dog, Star of 'The Artist', Passes Away at Age 13
People always take it a little harder in movies when the dog dies, and the same came be said of life. It will surely be devastating news for some this morning, but it is being reported that Uggie has passed away. The canine was 13 years old. That's 91 in dog years, for anyone counting. He is said to have lived a full and healthy life.

Uggie was a Jack Russell terrier. He became well-known for his scene stealing role in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie The Artist. The dog was euthanized this past Friday after a bout with prostate cancer. He was part of Omar Von Muller's family. Omar lives in Los Angeles and is a famous animal trainer. He reported the news of the canine's passing on Wednesday. He stated the following.

"He was a real friend. He was very special."

Omar Von Muller plans to bury the dog in his backyard.
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Rip Uggie the Dog: 'The Artist' and 'Water for Elephants' Star Dies at 13

A moment of silence, please, for the handsome and talented Uggie, who was put to sleep on Friday, August 7, after suffering from a prostate tumor. He was 13. Uggie, a Jack Russell Terrier, may be best known from the 2011 Oscar-winning film "The Artist," but he also starred with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon in"Water for Elephants," and appeared in "Mr. Fix It," the TV movie "Holiday Road Trip," and a "Key and Peele" sketch.

Uggie's owner/father, Omar Von Mueller, told TMZ it was a difficult decision to say goodbye to Uggie, but the tumor had left him suffering and the last few weeks were especially tough. Sarah Clifford trained Uggie and told TMZ he was "a perfect little terrier" with boundless energy. "I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs." Sniff.

Watch this "Uggie Unleashed" interview to
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Uggie the Dog passes away

Some sad news this morning as Uggie the dog, star of the Oscar-winning 2011 film The Artist, has passed away aged 13 after being put to sleep following a battle with a prostate tumor.

The canine star shot to fame thanks to his role in The Artist, which saw him honoured with a Palm Dog award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as Best Dog in a Theatrical Film at the Golden Collar Awards. In addition to The Artist, the rescue dog also appeared in the films Wassup Rockers, Mr. Fix It, Water for Elephants and The Campaign.

“I will forever hold him dearly in my heart and never forget his infinite love for chicken and hotdogs,” his trainer Sarah Clifford told TMZ.
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Uggie the Dog, ‘Artist’ Canine Star, Dead at 13

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Uggie the Dog, ‘Artist’ Canine Star, Dead at 13
Uggie the dog, who won the hearts of moviegoers for his performance in the 2011 Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” has died. He was 13. The beloved and talented Jack Russell terrier was put to sleep on Friday in Los Angeles after battling prostate cancer. Uggie was most famous for his role in “The Artist,” the silent French comedy-drama starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, which took home five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards including Best Picture. Along with his starring role in “The Artist,” Uggie appeared in “The Campaign,” “Water for Elephants” and “Mr. Fix It.” Also Read: Uggie Is Top Dog
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Listen to 'Ray Donovan' gang chat with Emmy voters

Listen to 'Ray Donovan' gang chat with Emmy voters
There was no mess for Liev Schreiber to clean up at the TV Academy's event for Showtime's critically acclaimed new series "Ray Donovan." But Schreiber set the record straight on why he agreed to take on the title role of a Mr. Fix It after spending years turning down TV offers. -Break- Schreiber recalled how series creator Ann Biderman screamed at him in a hotel lobby: "You have to do this show! I need a man!" Schreiber thought, "I'd never been called a 'man' in such direct terms. I said, 'Yes, you're right. I am pretty masculine. I probably should do that show.'" Schreiber recently picked up a Golden Globe nomination for his work as Ray Donovan, a glorified "clean-up" pro for the celebs and the wealthy of Los Angeles. Jon Voight won a Globe in the supporting race for portraying Ray's just-out-of-prison and troublesome father Mickey. Both stars
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20 Fun Facts About This Year's Oscars

The Academy Awards arrive this Sunday night, and you know what that means: the chance to impress your friends and relations with your uncanny mastery of Oscar trivia. But if you want to drop some serious knowledge, first you need to know the score -- and that's where we come in, courtesy of our 20 Fun Facts About This Year's Oscars.

So get primed. Because at this year's Oscars party, the big winner is you.

Also Check Out: 2012 Oscar Predictions

 

1. "The Artist" is expected to win this year's Best Picture award, which would make it the first silent film to win since "Wings" did it back in 1929 -- at the very first Academy Awards.

2. Meryl Streep is widely regarded as the greatest living actress, thanks in part to her record-setting 17 acting nominations. The weird part? If she wins for "The Iron Lady" this year, it will be her first Oscar victory
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'The Artist' Dog, Uggie, Lands a Valentine

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Everyone loves Uggie, the adorable pooch who stole the show on Sunday when "The Artist" picked up the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical).

And now, the world's most famous Jack Russell terrier has landed a Valentine of his own. But it's not what you're thinking — he has not yet found true love (or if he has, he's keeping that bit of news away from the press).

He has, however, landed a Valentine card from American Greetings.

According to E! Online, in the eCard, Uggie shows off his mad skills on a skateboard. (Seriously, is there anything this dog can't do?) As he breezes by, "Awwwwwww, Awwwwwwwsome! That's you, Happy Valentine's Day!" flashes on screen. Not that anyone cares what it says. Did we mention that Uggie can skateboard?!

This eCard marks new territory for the 9-year-old dog, who previously worked exclusively in film. In addition to "The Artist,
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The Artist's Uggie the Dog Lands New Greeting Card Gig!

The Artist's Uggie the Dog Lands New Greeting Card Gig!
Not a ruff life! On Sunday, Uggie the dog took center stage when The Artist won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical). But don't think this pup is taking time off to bask in his awards-show glory; he's back to work just in time for Valentine's Day. In an American Greetings eCard, 9-year-old Uggie shows off his skills on a skateboard. "Awwwwwww, Awwwwwwwsome! That's you," the card reads as the pup skates down the sidewalk. "Happy Valentine's Day!" More: Scoop on the cinematic canine's Golden Globes experience Before starring opposite Jean Dujardin, the Jack Russell terrier had roles in Water for Elephants and Mr. Fix It. He won the Palm...
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Uggie, 'The Artist' dog, is generating Oscar buzz. Yes, really.

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Uggie, the 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier, who co-stars opposite Jean Dujardin in the Golden Globe-winning "The Artist," is turning heads in Hollywood and even generating a little Awards Season buzz himself.

There is now a Facebook campaign underway to allow Uggie (and other animals) to be nominated in mainstream categories, like best supporting actor and supporters are asking fans to tweet about the four-legged thespian using the tag #consideruggie.

At Sunday's (Jan. 15) Globes ceremony, Uggie was the toast of the red carpet -- even scoring an interview with People (see below) -- and even accompanied "The Artist's" cast and creators on stage to accept the film's Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) award.

But Uggie himself has been the recipient of at least one big-time accolade -- for a dog. He won the Palm Dog at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for the best canine performance in a film. He's also
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Monsters’ Scoot McNairy Lands Role In Cogan’s Trade Circling Other High Profile Projects Too!

Monsters has been a pretty good luck charm for those involved. Gareth Edwards is now shepherding a new era of Godzilla, and now lead actor in the film Scoot McNairy will be doing the Cogan Trade film that has one hell of an ensemble cast already. McNairy has landed a lead alongside Brad Pitt and a great supporting cast in the Andrew Dominik-directed Cogan’s Trade. The film follows Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.

The current cast ensemble for the film is Pitt, McNairy, Ray Liotta, Javier Bardem, Casey Affleck, Mark Ruffalo, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini.

He is also in contention for another lead role in the Ridley Scott-directed Prometheus where he would be joining Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron. Finally he is circling the role of Josh Speed
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'Lost' countdown: Everybody loves Hurley! Plus: George Clooney, Carl Sagan, and Pink Floyd explain 'Lost'

'Lost' countdown: Everybody loves Hurley! Plus: George Clooney, Carl Sagan, and Pink Floyd explain 'Lost'
Tonight's episode of Lost requires a Spoiler Alert! for anyone who doesn't like going into episodes knowing the character focus of the story, because the title kinda gives it away, a la the Ben-centric "Dr. Linus." Hence -- Spoiler Alert! -- "Everybody Loves Hugo" is all about everyone's favorite lottery-winning ghost whisperer, Hurley. The title is a reversal on Hurley's season 2 episode "Everybody Hates Hugo;" you can refresh your memory of the story by reading the synopsis at Lostpedia, or EW.com's recap of the episode, which I think you'll find to be an informative, insightful, and entertaining narrative. Translation: I didn't write it.
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Contract out on Boreanaz for ABC show

David Boreanaz is looking to return to series television. The former star of the WB Network's Angel is set to star in a drama project for ABC based on the life of undercover hit man Jack Ballantine. The show, from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based Tannenbaum Co., has received a script commitment from the network. Feature writer Patrick Smith Kelly (Don't Say a Word) is penning the script, which would star Boreanaz as an undercover cop in the world of murder for hire. Kelly is also executive producing with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. Boreanaz, who received three Saturn Awards for playing the title role on Angel, recently completed the indie films Mr. Fix It and The Hard Easy. He is filming another indie, These Girls, written and directed by John Hazlett. Boreanaz is repped by CAA and manager Tom Parziale. Kelly is repped by CAA.

Contract out on Boreanaz for ABC show

David Boreanaz is looking to return to series television. The former star of the WB Network's Angel is set to star in a drama project for ABC based on the life of undercover hit man Jack Ballantine. The show, from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based Tannenbaum Co., has received a script commitment from the network. Feature writer Patrick Smith Kelly (Don't Say a Word) is penning the script, which would star Boreanaz as an undercover cop in the world of murder for hire. Kelly is also executive producing with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum. Boreanaz, who received three Saturn Awards for playing the title role on Angel, recently completed the indie films Mr. Fix It and The Hard Easy. He is filming another indie, These Girls, written and directed by John Hazlett. Boreanaz is repped by CAA and manager Tom Parziale. Kelly is repped by CAA.

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