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Kevin Spacey Yanked from ‘All the Money in the World’ Six Weeks Before Its Release

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Kevin Spacey Yanked from ‘All the Money in the World’ Six Weeks Before Its Release
In an eleventh-hour shocker to save “All the Money in the World” from being pummeled with Kevin Spacey backlash when it hits theaters December 22, Deadline reports that director Ridley Scott and his producing partners at Imperative Entertainment have replaced the actor with Christopher Plummer. Immediate reshoots are expected of all scenes involving Spacey’s former role as oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. The kidnapping of Getty’s grandson is the subject of the film.

Since October 29, more than a dozen boys and men — including Broadway veteran Anthony Rapp — have accused Spacey of sexually harassing them or worse. On November 8, Spacey was accused of grabbing an 18-year-old’s genitals last year; a former child actor previously told Vulture that Spacey attempted to rape him.

Read More:Kevin Spacey Accused of Sexually Assaulting the 18-Year-Old Son of a News Anchor

One day after Rapp made his allegation public and Spacey announced that
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of The Exception Starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer

Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exceptionfollows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon Burke, The Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own the The Exception Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering
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The Exception Starring Lily James and Christopher Plummer – Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 8

Make the ultimate choice when the espionage thriller, The Exception, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 8 from Lionsgate. Set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Holland, The Exceptionfollows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney), who must carefully choose between his country and an unexpected romance amidst political unrest. Based on Alan Judd’s captivating novel, “The Kaiser’s Last Kiss,” the film also stars Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Beginners, 2011) and features a standout performance by Lily James. Directed by five-time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux and written for the screen by Simon Burke, The Exception Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

A riveting World War II thriller filled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German officer Captain Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on
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Win a copy of the superb ’20th Century Women’ on DVD

Coming to the DVD and Blu-ray home formats on 26th June, and available now on Digital Download is the brilliant drama 20th Century Women, and to coincide with the release we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.

Academy Award® Director Mike Mills (Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, heart-stirring and funny celebration of the complexities of women and family as 20th Century Women arrives on DVD 26th June and on Digital Download from 19th June 2017, courtesy of Entertainmet One.

Set in Santa Barbara in the late 1970’s, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening: American Beauty, The American President, Being Julia, The Kids Are Alright), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.

Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing; Abbie (Greta Gerwig: Jackie, The Mindy Project), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning: Maleficent, Super 8, Young Ones), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.

We have three copies of the film to give away on DVD, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is fill in the console below.

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The competition will close on Saturday 15th July. The first three names picked at random will win a DVD each. The editor’s decision is final and there are no cash alternatives. Good luck.

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The Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screen

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The Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screenThe Big Sick and more true stories written by the subject for the big screenAdriana Floridia5/15/2017 10:35:00 Am

Films based on a true story tend to hit a little harder.

Watching a story unfold and knowing that it's not a work of fiction, but the real life experience of an actual human being, makes everything that occurs that much more impactful. It's incredibly common for films to be based on true life for that reason; it is an instant emotional investment beyond what most fiction can provide. It doesn't happen incredibly often, but sometimes we get the treat of not just watching a work of art, but someone's personal life story being displayed in their own words.

This summer, we are seeing one of these instances with The Big Sick, a film co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon,
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DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

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New Indie If you missed Mike Mills’s powerful 20th Century Women (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) among the year-end awards movies, then get ready for another singular performance from Annette Bening, this time as a late-in-life single mother facing the challenges of raising a kid during the cultural turbulence of the 1970s. (If Beginners was Mills’s homage to his father, this time it’s his mom who gets the spotlight.) Lucas Jade Zumann plays a teenager being raised by a household of women, including his mother Dorothea (Bening), his best friend and unrequited crush Julie (Elle Fanning) and punk-rock tenant Abbie (Greta Gerwig), with occasional support from handyman William (Billy Crudup). It’s a powerful portrait of people trying to keep it together in a...

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Trailer Watch: “Anne” Can Do Anything a Boy Can Do and More

Amybeth McNulty in “Anne”

“My name is Anne Shirley Cuthbert, and please be sure to spell ‘Anne’ with an ‘e’,” the heroine of Netflix’s newest series requests on her first day at a new school. Even if you’ve never heard of “Anne of Green Gables” before, that one line tells you all you need to know about the outspoken, self-assured protagonist.

Based on L.M. Montgomery’s classic series of novels, “Anne” follows the imaginative and adventurous Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphan, as she arrives at Prince Edward Island near the turn of the century. “After an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, [Anne] is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother,” the official synopsis reads. “Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect, and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying, and prejudice.”

The new spot for “Anne” touches on these themes as we see the main character humiliated when a classmate tells her, “I won’t eat next to dirty trash.” But Anne can handle herself: The trailer also shows her arguing with Marilla that “girls can do anything a boy can do and more,” and smacking classmate Gilbert (“20th Century Women’s” Lucas Jade Zumann) across the face with a book after he pulls her hair.

Emmy-winner Moira Walley-Beckett (“Breaking Bad”) is “Anne’s” showrunner. She penned every episode and serves as exec producer alongside Miranda de Pencier (“Beginners”).

Niki Caro helmed the first episode of the series, while Sandra Goldbacher (“Me Without You”), Helen Shaver (“Orphan Black”), Patricia Rozema (“Into the Forest”), and Amanda Tapping (“Supernatural”) are among the series’ other directors.

“Anne” premieres on Netflix May 12.

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Trailer Watch: “Anne” Can Do Anything a Boy Can Do and More was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Visit Green Gables With New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Anne’

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While Netflix may boast the global representation of “Anne,” Canadians are already enjoying the series week-by-week on CBC. Then again, our friends up north treasure the character created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, with the 1985 miniseries starring Megan Follows deemed a Canadian classic. But these are modern times, and thus, a new take is required — from showrunners Moira Walley-Beckett (“Breaking Bad,” “Flesh and Bone’) and Miranda de Pencier (“Thanks For Sharing,” “Beginners”), no less.

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Giveaway: Win Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ on Blu-ray

One of our favorite films of last year, Mike Mills‘ emotional, warm-hearted drama 20th Century Women, arrives on Blu-ray this week. We’ve teamed with Lionsgate to give away five copies to our readers. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, April 2nd.

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the 20th Century Women Blu-ray

Golden Globe winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Bening), 20th Century Women is a cinematic love letter to the people who raise us and the times that shape us. The true-to-life story inspired by acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) mother also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Lucas Jade Zumann (Sinister 2), and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). Theatrically released by A24 and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the “impressive and moving” (The Playlist) celebration of family, womanhood, love, and freedom is a must-see film for all generations.

Now, you can own the 20th Century Women Blu-ray. Wamg has four copies to give away.
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Annette Bening Is the Warm and Witty Heart of ‘20th Century Women’

This Week in Home VideoPlus 12 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Pick of the Week20th Century Women

What is it? A single mother in 1979 California tries to raise her teenage son with assistance from their friends.

Why buy it? Mike Mills’ (Beginners) latest is a beautiful ode to not just motherhood but family and friendships in general. Annette Bening delivers what should have been recognized as the best of last year too as she finds wit and warmth in a character trying to do right by her son. Billy Crudup is equally fantastic, and they’re joined by Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning who also deliver compelling characters. Mills’ film focuses on Bening and her son, but it finds time to explore each of the characters
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Contest: Win ’20th Century Women’ On Blu-ray

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While it only earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Screenplay, “20th Century Women” boasts so many riches — from its direction to its performances and more — it could deservedly have earned more Oscar love. But regardless, the picture is a treasure, and today we have copies of the film for some lucky readers.

Read More: Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ Is Impressive, Moving & Heartbreaking [Review]

Directed by Mike Mills (“Beginners“) and starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy Crudup, the film is set in 1979 Santa Barbara, and follows Dorothea (Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (Zumann), at a time brimming with cultural change.

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Silence,’ ‘Blow-Up,’ ’20th Century Women,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

That emotional profundity most directors try to build to across an entire film? Mike Mills achieves it in every scene of 20th Century Women. There’s such a debilitating warmness to both the vibrant aesthetic and construction of its dynamic characters as Mills quickly soothes one into his story that you’re all the more caught off-guard as the flurry of emotional wallops are presented. Without ever hitting a tonal misstep, Mills’ latest
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20th Century Women – Starring Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig on Blu-ray and DVD March 28th

Golden Globe winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Bening), 20th Century Women is a cinematic love letter to the people who raise us and the times that shape us. The true-to-life story inspired by acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) mother also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Lucas Jade Zumann (Sinister 2), and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). Theatrically released by A24 and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the “impressive and moving” (The Playlist) celebration of family, womanhood, love, and freedom is a must-see film for all generations.

Set in 1979 Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea (Bening), a
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Phoenix Forgotten Trailer Exposes the Truth Behind a UFO Conspiracy

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Phoenix Forgotten Trailer Exposes the Truth Behind a UFO Conspiracy
Cinelou Films has released the first teaser trailer and official poster for their upcoming release Phoenix Forgotten. Don't miss this thriller based on shocking untold true events of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona on March 13th, 1997. From the producers of The Martian & 300 and the creative team behind The Maze Runner, this sci-fi adventure will be in Theaters April 21st.

Phoenix Forgotten is based on the shocking true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as "The Phoenix Lights", and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history. Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again.

Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered,
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20th Century Women review – parenthood, southern California-style

Annette Bening stars as a single mother who recruits two women to help raise her son in this warm drama set in the late 70s

Director Mike Mills follows Beginners, his Oscar-winning study of the relationship between a son and his gay father, with another picture that takes as its jumping-off point the bond between parent and child. In the case of this late 70s-set cultural odyssey, the parent is gregarious, open-minded single mother Dorothea (the superb Annette Bening) and the child is Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), the teenage son she isn’t quite sure she can guide on his path to becoming a man.

To this end, she recruits the help of two other women to help raise him. Her lodger, Abbie (Greta Gerwig), is a photographer crowd surfing on the anger and energy of the new wave scene. And Julie (Elle Fanning) is Jamie’s best friend, a
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Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan are Neck and Neck in Original Screenplay Oscar Race — Here’s Why

Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan are Neck and Neck in Original Screenplay Oscar Race — Here’s Why
When the Academy moved Barry Jenkins’ script for “Moonlight” to the Adapted Screenplay category, the Oscar race for Original Screenplay became a battle between two writer-directors. While Damien Chzelle’s reboot of the Hollywood musical is a strong contender throughout its 14 nominations, and Oscar voters will tick plenty of “La La Land” boxes on their ballots, it’s still rare for an original musical to land a screenplay win. (Alan Jay Lerner’s “An American in Paris” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” are exceptions.)

That’s why lauded playwright and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan could win this race.

Here’s how Original Screenplay is shaking out:

Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

The Oscar could go to the comeback writer-director for his tragic New England family drama.

Lonergan initially struggled with “Margaret” star Matt Damon and John Krasinski’s story idea about a man with a tragic history who must face
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Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan are Neck and Neck in Original Screenplay Oscar Race — Here’s Why

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Damien Chazelle and Kenneth Lonergan are Neck and Neck in Original Screenplay Oscar Race — Here’s Why
When the Academy moved Barry Jenkins’ script for “Moonlight” to the Adapted Screenplay category, the Oscar race for Original Screenplay became a battle between two writer-directors. While Damien Chzelle’s reboot of the Hollywood musical is a strong contender throughout its 14 nominations, and Oscar voters will tick plenty of “La La Land” boxes on their ballots, it’s still rare for an original musical to land a screenplay win. (Alan Jay Lerner’s “An American in Paris” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” are exceptions.)

That’s why lauded playwright and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan could win this race.

Here’s how Original Screenplay is shaking out:

Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

The Oscar could go to the comeback writer-director for his tragic New England family drama.

Lonergan initially struggled with “Margaret” star Matt Damon and John Krasinski’s story idea about a man with a tragic history who must face
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Movie Review – 20th Century Women (2016)

20th Century Women, 2016.

Directed by Mike Mills.

Starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann.

Synopsis:

Three women explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s, as viewed through the eyes of a teenage boy.

It’s the end of the 70s, punk and skateboarding are in full swing, Jimmy Carter’s in The White House and 60 is far from being the new 40. It’s also the world inhabited by Dorothea (Annette Bening), her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) and the rest of their unconventional “family” set-up, inside the crumbling walls of their Santa Barbara house. And, while it may not sound like it, 20th Century Women is a coming of age story.

Inevitably, part of it is Jamie’s own story, maturing into a young adult, trying to understand the older people around him and dealing with his raging hormones.
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20th Century Women review – tiresomely smug coming-of-age yarn

Annette Bening gives a fine central performance but this kooky comedy suffers badly from unfocused direction and an unmistakable air of self-indulgence

With tender, personal movies such as Thumbsucker (2005) and Beginners (2010), director Mike Mills has tested taboos and shed light on family, identity and masculinity. His quirkily intimate work has always needed a certain level of indulgence and in the past I’ve been happy to give it. But 20th Century Women tests this tolerance to breaking point. Annette Bening is well cast, and gives a well judged performance, a variation on her uptight and self-questioning mom from American Beauty. However, the film is exasperatingly supercilious and smug – unfocused, self-consciously cute, nostalgic and empathetic, but never properly funny. It feels like someone else’s long therapy session.

The setting is Santa Monica, 1979, and Dorothea (Bening) is a fiftysomething single mother with bold progressive instincts. She is bringing up her teenage
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