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The top 25 films (that people have seen more than 5 times)

19 April 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Apr 20, 2017

What tend to be the highest rated movies, where the criteria is said films have been watched at least five times?

One aside in a recent piece I penned at this site questioned whether films such as The Shawshank Redemption – for some time ranked as the best film of all time by popular vote at the IMDb – were favoured amongst those who’d seen it more than one time. I was questioning whether the films we tend to salute as the greatest – rather than our favourites – are the ones we tend to watch time and time again.

In the same article, for instance, I highlighted Schindler’s List, an excellent film, but not one I see too many people watching on six monthly rotation. That doesn’t make it a lesser film, rather, it’s the kind of movie that I’d imagine most have seen once or twice at best, »

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‘Oslo’ Broadway Review: The Handshake That Shook the World

13 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s not every season that a new play clocks in at a leisurely three hours, puts 15 actors on stage, and most astoundingly, features two intermissions. Tracy Letts‘ “August: Osage County” from 2007 comes to mind, but that’s a family soap opera. J.T. Rogers’s play, “Oslo,” which opened on Broadway Thursday with virtually the same cast as its predecessor at the Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York, is much grander, almost Shakespearean stuff. He brings to the stage nothing less than the inspired, complicated subterfuge that was the peace negotiations between Israel and the Plo that led to the. »

- Robert Hofler

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Sleepless Blu-ray Starring Jamie Foxx

5 April 2017 8:46 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Jamie Foxx stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge in the must-see action film Sleepless, which arrived on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray, DVD and will be available On Demand on April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Now, you can own the Sleepless Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Jamie Foxx? (mine is Django Unchained!). 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.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the must-see action film Sleepless, available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray »

- Tom Stockman

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy, »

- Dave McNary

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Launches John Wells Division With Endowment

3 March 2017 2:36 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Wells, best known for executive producing “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Shameless,” has endowed USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a significant gift to name its Division of Writing for Screen & Television.

The division will be called the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. The gift was announced by the school’s dean, Elizabeth Daley. Wells is a 1982 graduate of the school’s Peter Stark Producing Program.

The dedication of the school took place Thursday and featured a conversation between Wells and “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford. The division’s curriculum covers feature-length screenplays and television episodes in comedy and drama, web series and scripts for games and immersive media.

Wells is currently executive producer on the TNT drama series “Animal Kingdom” and on Showtime’s “Shameless.” He was executive producer on “Southland,” “Mildred Pierce” and “China Beach.” He’s also directed “Love and Mercy,” “August: Osage County »

- Dave McNary

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Jamie Foxx in Sleepless Arrives on Digital HD April 4th and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand April 18th

15 February 2017 8:10 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Jamie Foxx stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge in the must-see action film Sleepless, arriving on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on April 18 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, White House Down) stars as an undercover homicide detective seeking revenge on his son’s kidnappers in the must-see action film Sleepless, available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Sleepless also stars Golden Globe® nominee Michelle Monaghan (Patriot’s Day, “True Detective”), Gabrielle Union (Almost Christmas, The Birth of a Nation), Grammy Award® winner T.I. (Ant-Man, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Dermot Mulroney (August: Osage County, My Best Friend’s Wedding), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”, Suicide Squad) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo). The Blu-ray™ and DVD delve even deeper into the intense story with bonus »

- Tom Stockman

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Fences review – bombastic blue-collar drama

12 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Denzel Washington is exhausting as a sanitation worker in this dense adaptation of a play about racial tension

This dense, declamatory drama about race and domestic tensions in a blue-collar African American family in 1950s Pittsburgh has more than a little in common with John Wells’s 2013 melodrama August: Osage County. Both received Oscar nominations. Both are so firmly rooted in their stage origins that any concession to cinema seems almost like an afterthought. And both are dominated by the kind of huge, air-sucking indulgence of a performance that is so unavoidable, so bombastic that people mistake it for quality.

Like Meryl Streep in Osage County, Denzel Washington is exhausting in the central role, playing garrulous sanitation worker Troy. It’s a role that requires him to spew out an almost continual torrent of mannered dialogue, which might work on stage but reeks of artifice in the cinema. It’s »

- Wendy Ide

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Dermot Mulroney Joins Idris Elba, Kate Winslet in ‘Mountain Between Us’

2 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dermot Mulroney is joining Kate Winslet and Idris Elba in the romantic drama “The Mountain Between Us.”

Hany Abu-Assad is directing the film for Fox 2000, while Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing through Fox-based Chernin Entertainment.

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The movie is based on Charles Martin’s 2010 bestselling novel about a surgeon and woman who fall in love after being stranded following a plane crash. They must figure out how to escape the mountain wilderness, where the temperature drops to the teens at night, while suffering broken ribs and a leg fracture.

Elba has been attached to “The Mountain Between Us” for the past year. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” writer Chris Weitz penned the most recent draft of the screenplay, and J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank wrote earlier versions of the script.

Mulroney recently starred in “Sleepless »

- Dave McNary

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'Superior Donuts': TV Review

1 February 2017 2:22 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Tracy Letts" isn't the kind of credit you expect to see when you're settling in to watch a network multicamera sitcom, and it also raises certain expectations that CBS' Superior Donuts isn't quite prepared to meet. There isn't much of the August: Osage County and Killer Joe writer's DNA in the new series, but after three episodes I'm prepared to say that there's potential here, or at least a relative amount of potential compared to CBS' other 2016-17 multicam comedies.

Adapted from the stage to the soundstage by Bob Daily, Neil »

- Daniel Fienberg

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7 Dysfunctional Film Families in Screen Actors Guild Awards History

26 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Everyone loves a good family drama, or dramedy, or dark comedy — or whatever your personal genre-demarcation preference may be — and they’re usually awards-show catnip. Whether it’s a more whimsically dysfunctional family like the Hoovers in Little Miss Sunshine or a decidedly sardonic group like the Burnhams in American Beauty, your nuclear unit probably seems normal in comparison. Check out seven of the more unhinged family-centric Screen Actors Guild Awards darlings.

American Beauty, 1999

Well, dad’s midlife crisis entails smoking pot, lusting after his daughter’s teenage friend, and quitting his job to a buy a sweet hot rod »

- alexheigl

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Harvey Weinstein Maintains Oscar Streak With ‘Lion’

24 January 2017 10:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As usual, Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company made a solid showing at Tuesday morning’s Oscar announcement with “Lion” taking six nominations.

Lion” received nods for best picture along with supporting actor for Dev Patel, supporting actress for Nicole Kidman, adapted screenplay for Luke Davies, cinematography for Greig Fraser, and score for Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka.

The movie is based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose, telling the story of Brierly’s life from his losing contact with his family in India at the age of five, being adopted by an Australian family, and reuniting with his Indian family more than two decades later.

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Lion” and Michael Keaton’s “The Founder” were TWC’s only awards contenders this year, but “The Founder” was shut out Tuesday morning. “Lion” debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and »

- Dave McNary

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Meryl Streep Makes History with 20th Oscar Nom: A Look Back at Her Iconic Nominated Roles

24 January 2017 7:08 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meryl Streep is defending her (unofficial) title of Queen of the Oscars.

On Tuesday morning, Meryl Streep received her 20th Academy Award nomination — this year in the Best Actress category for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep’s nod makes her the most nominated performer in Oscars history. 

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat (which she celebrated with an epic gif of her dancing; see below), we’re looking back at the roles that got her the accolades. Think of it as a pre-ceremony binge list!

via Giphy

(We’re just as excited as you, Meryl!)

1979: The Deer Hunter »

- Maria Yagoda

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Julianne Nicholson To Coach Margot Robbie’s Disgraced Ice Skater In Figure Skating Drama I, Tonya

18 January 2017 12:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Production is already well underway on the Atlanta set of Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, but the figure skating drama has made room in its ranks for Julianne Nicholson, star of Black Mass, August: Osage County, and Sophie and the Rising Sun.

Joining Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Sebastian Stan and Margot Robbie for the upcoming sports pic, Nicholson has landed the part of Diane Rawlinson, the first skating coach to train disgraced Olympian Tonya Harding (Robbie). Once celebrated as the ice princess of the figure skating world – Harding made history after becoming the first American woman to complete the triple axel in major competitions in the early ’90s – Tonya Harding’s career and public image were left in tatters after her and her husband Jeff Gillooly (Stan) were found guilty of ordering a vicious attack on skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. However, karma prevailed after Kerrigan’s limped out of »

- Michael Briers

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Julianne Nicholson Joins Margot Robbie’s ‘I, Tonya’ Movie

18 January 2017 12:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julianne Nicholson is joining the cast of Margot Robbie’s Tonya Harding comedy biopic “I, Tonya” with principal photography launching in Atlanta.

She joins a cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Harding’s spouse Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as Harding’s mother Lavona, and Paul Walter Hauser as bodyguard Shawn Eckhardt. Nicholson, whose credits include “Sophie and the Rising Sun,” “Black Mass,” the TV series “Eyewitness” and “August: Osage County,” is on board to play Harding’s first skating coach, Diane Rawlinson.

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Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros.

Miramax bought U.S. distribution rights last month to the comedy, which will center on Harding’s attack on rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, which was aimed at breaking Kerrigan’s leg so she couldn’t compete in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.

Harding’s involvement would eventually lead to her stripping of her 1994 national title and a lifetime »

- Dave McNary

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Margot Robbie’s ‘I, Tonya’ Adds Julianne Nicholson

18 January 2017 11:47 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

August: Osage County actress Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast of I, Tonya, the biopic starring Margot Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding along with Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney and Paul Walter Hauser. Filming commenced today in Atlanta on the Craig Gillespie-directed film that centers on Harding’s involvement in the 1994 assault on rival Nancy Kerrigan, exposing the absurd, tragic and funny story-behind-the-story of the most infamous tabloid scandals… »

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‘Hidden Figures’ Could Be #1 Again On Mlk Weekend, But New Releases Show Little Promise

12 January 2017 8:16 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The year is off to a strange start, even at the box office. Last weekend saw “Hidden Figures” win in a rare race among three titles for the top spot, but this weekend looks even more complicated. Multiple films will vie for no. 1 — and “Rogue One” isn’t one of them.

Among last weekend’s top grossers, the only one in the hunt is “Hidden Figures.” It will likely will drop to the high teens, and the most likely challenger is the first national expansion of “Patriots Day.” There will also bean even wider break for the major crossover success that is “La La Land,” with “Live By Night” and “Silence” also expanding, if to considerably less effect.

Three new films will open with Paramount’s “Monster Trucks,” Stx’s “Bye Bye Man,” and Open Road’s “Sleepless.” All told, that’s seven films moving into more theaters, a traffic »

- Tom Brueggemann

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How ‘Hidden Figures’ Wound Up Tied For First With ‘Rogue One’ at the Box Office

8 January 2017 3:36 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blame the hardcore East Coast winter. Or that “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” lacks the heft of “The Force Awakens,” or even “The Revenant.” Whatever the reasons, the first full weekend of 2017 saw grosses fall 19 percent from a year ago — and with that, the top spot at the box office may belong to the expansion of “Hidden Figures.”

While initial studio estimates put “Rogue” a small amount ahead, that could change with final figures. And even if it doesn’t, it definitely sold more tickets in more-crowded theaters: “Hidden Figures” has no 3D/IMAX ticket price enhancement, and it’s playing at 1,600 fewer theaters than “Rogue One.”

And while this weekend lacked the strong performers of 2016, it did benefit from the strength of multiple awards contenders that have successfully widened from their initial platform runs. In the thanks-but-no-thanks category: The mediocre domestic debut of “Underworld: Blood Wars,” Screen Gems’ fifth entry in the franchise. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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A Look Back at Meryl Streep’s Record-Setting 30 Golden Globe-Nominated Roles

7 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Everyone talks about Meryl Streep’s record-setting number of Academy Award nominations, but perhaps even more impressive is the number of Golden Globe Award nominations she’s received: 30, as of this year, with her latest nod for Florence Foster Jenkins.  

In fact, the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to be so enamored with Streep that they’ll give her a nomination for pretty much anything (even Mamma Mia!). And now, they’re finally giving her the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat — only Jack Lemmon has even come close, with »

- dianapearltimeinc

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Una Trailer: Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn Share a Torrid Secret

2 January 2017 9:59 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A forbidden affair that ruined the lives of a man and a young girl is explored by both parties once again in the first trailer for Una. Rooney Mara stars as the title character, with Ben Mendelsohn starring as Ray, the man she ran away with 15 years ago, before their affair came to a sudden end. As you can see in this trailer, the re-emergence of Una threatens to destroy the new life that Ray has built for himself in the years following the affair.

Una, based on David Harrower's play 'Blackbird', follows a young woman's journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una (Rooney Mara) ran away with an older man, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn), a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt »

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Box Office 2017 Opens With ‘Sing’ Making a Run at ‘Rogue One’

1 January 2017 3:06 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The year closed with a very uneven holiday period.”Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Sing” were the standouts, contributing most of the $160 million that comprises the Top 10 total. (“Sing” is a particular surprise, coming within $9 million of “Rogue One.”) Wider, more-expensive holiday studio releases were mixed at best, with only “Passengers” showing above-average life. However, awards contenders “Fences,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “La La Land” are thriving.

Read More: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Thrive at the New Years’ Box Office

(Note: the estimates below are for the Friday-Sunday numbers, including projections for Sunday. Disney and Sony failed to provide their numbers at deadline, so the estimates come from other sources.)

The Top 10

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney) Week 3 – Last weekend: #1

$49.8 million (-22%) in 4,157 theaters (no change); PTA (per theater average): $11,978; Cumulative: $425.179 million

2. Sing (Universal) Week 2 – Last weekend: #2

$41.45 million (+18%) in 4,029 theaters »

- Tom Brueggemann

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