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‘Mine’ Trailer: Armie Hammer Gets Some Quality Time in the Desert in New Thriller

16 February 2017 2:59 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Armie Hammer has come a long way from playing the Winklevi twins. After that breakthrough role in “The Social Network,” the actor has appeared in everything from “J. Edgar” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” to “The Birth of a Nation” and this year’s Sundance hit “Call Me by Your Name.” He’ll next be seen in “Mine,” whose first trailer just premiered. Watch it below.

Read More: ‘Final Portrait’ Review: Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush Star in Stanley Tucci’s Engaging Biopic — Berlinale 2017

Though it bears no official relation to the Oscar-nominated “Land of Mine,” Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s drama likewise concerns land mines. Hammer stars as a soldier who accidentally places one foot atop one such device after a failed mission in the desert; if he shifts his weight, the mine will explode. His only choice is to stay in place, fending off the elements and »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Review: Why Care About the Facts When a Show Feels This True?

14 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Feud: Bette and Joan” is a TV show built on pure gossipy indulgence; one that’s inclined to believe the most juicy stories about its characters, but not in a bad way. Historical reports about the truth of what happened on the set of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” and surrounding events are up for dispute, so instead we have the popular myths surrounding Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s legendary — and last — on-screen collaboration put on display by Ryan Murphy and his team. The end result is at times simultaneously obvious, essential, and not nearly as campy as you might expect.

And it turns out, that’s for the best.

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Will ‘Lean Into the Pain’ of Aging Actresses in Hollywood

The first thing you might notice about the show is the level of attention paid to recreating 1962 and ’63. In January, during the Television Critics Association press tour, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Review: Why Care About the Facts When a Show Feels This True?

14 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Feud: Bette and Joan” is a TV show built on pure gossipy indulgence; one that’s inclined to believe the most juicy stories about its characters, but not in a bad way. Historical reports about the truth of what happened on the set of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” and surrounding events are up for dispute, so instead we have the popular myths surrounding Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s legendary — and last — on-screen collaboration put on display by Ryan Murphy and his team. The end result is at times simultaneously obvious, essential, and not nearly as campy as you might expect.

And it turns out, that’s for the best.

Read More: ‘Feud: Bette and Joan’ Will ‘Lean Into the Pain’ of Aging Actresses in Hollywood

The first thing you might notice about the show is the level of attention paid to recreating 1962 and ’63. In January, during the Television Critics Association press tour, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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TV News Roundup: ‘Community’ Co-Stars Jonathan Banks and Ken Jeong Reunite, NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Casts T.R. Knight

3 February 2017 2:48 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV News Roundup, “Community” co-stars Jonathan Banks and Ken Jeong to reunite on “Dr. Ken,” T.R. Knight is cast as J. Edgar Hoover for National Geographic’s scripted series “Genius,” and more.

Casting

A reunion is in the works for “Better Call Saul” star Jonathan Banks and his “Community” co-star Ken Jeong. Banks will appear in a guest starring role on Jeong’s ABC sitcom “Dr. Ken.” The episode, “Ken’s Old Professor,” will feature Banks as Dr. Erwin, Ken’s toughest professor from his residency days. Now, the student has the opportunity to become the master when Erwin comes to Ken for medical treatment. The episode is slated to air March 10 at 8:30/7:30c.

Emmy-nominated actor T.R. Knight will recur as the FBI’s first director, J. Edgar Hoover, on National Geographic’s upcoming Albert Einstein series “Genius,” produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Geoffrey Rush as Einstein. The »

- Dani Levy

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The Academy Announces Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander As Presenters For Oscars

1 February 2017 1:11 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

DiCaprio won last year for Actor in a Leading Role for “The Revenant.” He was previously nominated for his performances in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), for which he also received a Best Picture nomination, “Blood Diamond” (2006), “The Aviator” (2004) and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993). His film credits also include “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Django Unchained” (2012) and “J. Edgar” (2011).

Larson’s performance in “Room” earned her an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role. She has also appeared in “Trainwreck” (2015) and “Short Term 12” (2013). Her upcoming films include “Captain Marvel,” “Kong: Skull Island, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Paramount Snags The Black Hand For Leonardo DiCaprio

31 January 2017 5:05 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio has found his next film, as Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has acquired The Black Hand, which the actor will both star in and produce through his Appian Way banner. A search for a writer is now underway and Ashley Brucks and Gabby Canton will oversee the project for the studio.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, Stephan Talty’s novel of the same name follows an NYPD officer named Joe Petrosino, who “unflinchingly went after a ruthless gang that came out of Italy and into America (whose calling card was a black hand) which kidnapped people and then extorted money from their families. They were loathed by law-abiding Italian families who were frightened but nevertheless helped the cop behind the scenes when they could as the viciousness of the gang of thugs knew no boundaries.”

DiCaprio will step into the role of »

- Mark Cassidy

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