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Jeff Bridges, Armie Hammer, Ali Fazal Toast Judi Dench at Santa Barbara Fete

Jeff Bridges, Armie Hammer, and “Victoria & Abdul” star Ali Fazal were on hand in Goleta, Calif. on Thursday night to present Judi Dench with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film.

The event, held at a black-tie gala dinner at the Bacara Resort & Spa, is an annual fete for a lifelong contributor to cinema through work in front of the camera, behind, or both.

Hammer, who starred with Dench in Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” opened the ceremony while Fazal recited a poem of sorts to his “Victoria & Abdul” co-star. Fazal noted how his and Dench’s first meeting initially felt to him like an “Indian arranged marriage” until he walked in the room. “There was nobody else in the room and she just greeted me with the warmest hug,” he said. “At this high point in her career she still calls herself ‘a jobbing actor.’ She teaches
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Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Victoria and Abdul' Star Judi Dench Receives Kirk Douglas Award

Santa Barbara Film Fest: 'Victoria and Abdul' Star Judi Dench Receives Kirk Douglas Award
There is nothing like a dame!

Dame Judi Dench, the legendary British actress who is currently vying for her eighth Oscar nomination, for her performance as Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' Victoria and Abdul, was feted with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film on Thursday night at a black-tie gala dinner.

The event, which took place at the Bacara Resort and Spa near Santa Barbara, with all proceeds going to Sbiff's free year-round educational programs, featured tributes to the 82-year-old from her admirer Jeff Bridges, her J. Edgar costar (and this...
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Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors

Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors
In today’s film news roundup, Billy Dee Williams will receive a Hollywood legacy award, the Art Directors Guild taps three for lifetime achievement, and fan-owned Legion M invests in a Nicolas Cage movie.

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The American Black Film Festival will honor Billy Dee Williams with the Hollywood legacy award, actor Omari Hardwick with the distinguished Abff alumni award, and actress Tiffany Haddish with the rising star award.

The awards gala will take place on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.

Williams’ credits include “Brian’s Song,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “Batman.” Hardwick stars in the Starz series “Power” with credits on “Tyler Perry’s for Colored Girls” and Bet Network’s “Being Mary Jane.”

Haddish starred
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Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer on Desire, Studying Cinema, and the Humanizing Power of Acting

Timothée Chalamet showed up for a long day of New York Film Festival interviews after his Call Me By Your Name castmate Armie Hammer. When “Timmy” (as the cast and crew affectionately call him) walked in, Hammer blasted Kanye’s Can’t Tell Me Nothing and the two danced until the film’s publicist pulled them into our interview.

Call Me By Your Name is dominating entertainment headlines of late: last weekend the film earned the highest per-theater-average of 2017. Following that, Hammer deleted his Twitter account after calling Buzzfeed’s hit piece on him “bitter Af,” Chalamet won Breakthrough Actor at both National Board of Review and the Gotham Awards, where the film also won Best Feature. For reference, the last three films to win Best Feature at Gotham went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Hammer led the conversation, with Chalamet often deferring to the seasoned actor,
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Could Land (at Least) Seven Oscar Nominations: Here’s Why

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Could Land (at Least) Seven Oscar Nominations: Here’s Why
Call Me by Your Name” opened Thanksgiving weekend with stellar reviews and the best limited release numbers of 2017. Sony Pictures Classics acquired the elegiac romantic drama in 2016, and with a finished movie by summer’s end, screened it for Sundance programmers who immediately wanted the film in its lineup.

Now, “Call Me by Your Name” has become a consensus favorite among critics and audiences. It’s simple yet sophisticated, an escapist summer fantasy that feels authentic, and a lovely romance between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his professor father’s 24-year-old grad student Oliver (Armie Hammer). And it’s that rare four-quadrant specialty hit: embraced by straights and gays, women and men, young and old.

As classics scholars, Professor Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Oliver explore the eroticism of Greek statues and fine art; Perlman admires the Grecian ideal of love between two men; he wishes he had experienced what Elio and Oliver share that summer.
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Could Land (at Least) Seven Oscar Nominations: Here’s Why

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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Could Land (at Least) Seven Oscar Nominations: Here’s Why
Call Me by Your Name” opened Thanksgiving weekend with stellar reviews and the best limited release numbers of 2017. Sony Pictures Classics acquired the elegiac romantic drama in 2016, and with a finished movie by summer’s end, screened it for Sundance programmers who immediately wanted the film in its lineup.

Now, “Call Me by Your Name” has become a consensus favorite among critics and audiences. It’s simple yet sophisticated, an escapist summer fantasy that feels authentic, and a lovely romance between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his professor father’s 24-year-old grad student Oliver (Armie Hammer). And it’s that rare four-quadrant specialty hit: embraced by straights and gays, women and men, young and old.

As classics scholars, Professor Perlman (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Oliver explore the eroticism of Greek statues and fine art; Perlman admires the Grecian ideal of love between two men; he wishes he had experienced what Elio and Oliver share that summer.
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'Call Me By Your Name' Review: Steamy Tale of First Love Is Sexiest Film of 2017

'Call Me By Your Name' Review: Steamy Tale of First Love Is Sexiest Film of 2017
Here's the movie of the year for incurable romantics, a rapturous ode to first love that sweeps you up on waves of dizzying eroticism and then sweetly, emphatically leaves you emotionally shattered. For almost a year, Call Me By Your Name – the latest from Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), a master cinema sensualist – has been a sensation on the film festival circuit. Now this ravishment of image and sound finally goes into wide release. You do not want to miss it.

Set in northern Italy in
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Armie Hammer Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Armand Douglas Hammer is an American actor. He is best known for playing the real-life Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, in the 2010 film The Social Network, and for portraying the titular character in the 2013 adventure film The Lone Ranger. He also had major roles in the films The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and J. Edgar (2011). Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to […]

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House – Review

As we reach that light-at-the-end-of the-tunnel that concludes the 2017 movie year, theatres are now filled with stories “inspired by true events” and “biopics”. This new release is a bit of both, like last weekend’s Marshall, this tells the story of one man, while focusing on one major event or incident of his long life. Unlike the former Supreme Court justice, this person was not well known by the general public. However, his “nickname” became legendary, thanks in part to a Best Picture Oscar winner. Though the film’s title may sound seem like hyperbole, it presents much evidence to support it in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.

We first meet mark Felt (Liam Neeson) on a crisp May morning in 1972 as he readies himself for another day in DC as Deputy Associate Director of the FBI (the number three guy at the Bureau). After
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Armie Hammer on Getting Naked in ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ Playing Hunks, and His James Woods Feud

Armie Hammer on Getting Naked in ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ Playing Hunks, and His James Woods Feud
While shooting “Call Me By Your Name,” Armie Hammer acted naked alongside Timothée Chalamet, but moviegoers won’t get to see every detail. Hammer plays twentysomething academic Oliver, who engages in a passionate love affair with Chalamet’s teen Elio over the course of a languid summer at an Italian villa. Nevertheless, due to a combination of no-frontal-nudity clauses for both actors and creative decisions by director Luca Guadagino, the movie’s sexual imagery doesn’t go beyond Hammer’s rear end — and he’s relieved.

“I have a daughter who will one day go to junior high and it somewhat terrifies me, the idea that people would tease her, like, ‘Here’s a picture of your dad’s dick,'” the actor said after his film screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which has become an early harbinger of the awards circuit. “We definitely shot more than you see.
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10 Key Leonardo DiCaprio Historical Roles, From ‘The Aviator’ to ‘The Revenant’

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10 Key Leonardo DiCaprio Historical Roles, From ‘The Aviator’ to ‘The Revenant’
From J. Edgar Hoover to Howard Hughes, Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to bringing real-life figures to the big screen.

Related storiesLeonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Set Teddy Roosevelt Drama at Paramount'The Deuce' Review: Twin James Francos Shine in the Exciting, Masterfully Directed First EpisodeMartin Scorsese-Produced Joker Movie Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to Star
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Biopic Buzz: Leonardo DiCaprio is Teddy Roosevelt for Martin Scorsese; Julie Dash to Depict Rosa Parks Story

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Here's the latest on upcoming movies about famous and historical figures:   Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese re-team for Roosevelt Baby-faced actor Leonardo DiCaprio is currently the same age as Theodore Roosevelt when he became President of the United States following the McKinley assassination. Now the Oscar-winning actor is set to finally play the early 20th century leader in a movie helmed by Martin Scorsese, according to Deadline. DiCaprio has played famous people for the director before, most notably portraying Howard Hughes in The Aviator. More recently, he embodied another U.S. political figure as the lead in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar.  He also has tried to get a Teddy Roosevelt biopic going before, as he's reportedly very...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Will Soon Be Our President - Just in a Movie, Sadly

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Image Source: Getty / Gareth Cattermole After a brief hiatus following his Academy Award-winning performance in The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio has a lot going on. The 42-year-old actor is currently working on three movies with Martin Scorsese, one of which he is also producing. In addition to The Black Hand, a mafia movie, and Killers of the Flower Moon, a crime thriller, DiCaprio will also be portraying Theodore Roosevelt in a biopic. According to Deadline, Roosevelt was picked up by Paramount Pictures. DiCaprio is especially interested in playing the former president after having previously tried to make this biopic happen several years ago. Unfortunately it just didn't work out at the time, but now it's back on track. Though DiCaprio previously portrayed J. Edgar Hoover, he's yet to play a president. As the nation's 26th president at the start of the 20th century, Roosevelt was known for being a rugged outdoorsman
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese Teaming Up Once Again for Teddy Roosevelt Biopic
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are once again chasing their dream of developing Roosevelt.

The Oscar-winning star is teaming up with his friend and frequent collaborator to create a biopic focused on the life America's 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, according to multiplereports.

DiCaprio would star as the titan of American history while Scorsese would direct, based off a script penned by Scott Bloom. The pair are also set to produce the film with Paramount Pictures.

DiCaprio and Scorsese have reportedly been trying to develop Roosevelt for over a decade, but have run into numerous obstacles as the project lingered in limbo.

News: Martin Scorsese and 'The Hangover' Director Todd Phillips Are Making a Joker Origin Story

This would be the third time DiCaprio has starred in a biopic for Scorsese, following The Aviator in 2004 and The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 -- both of which earned DiCaprio and Scorsese Oscar nominations.

Together, they've
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’

When it was finally told, in the pages of Vanity Fair, in 2005, the story of Mark Felt, the Deputy Associate Director of the FBI, and how he became the legendary Watergate mole Deep Throat was surely one of the most dramatic reveals in American history. Yet since the truth has already been revealed, how much drama is there left to the story? “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” written and directed by Peter Landesman (“Parkland”), demonstrates that there’s a lot of drama left to it — enough, in fact, that when the movie is over, it leaves you suspecting that it only wedged a portion of that drama onto the screen. What might, theoretically, have been “All the President’s Men” told from a reverse angle feels more like a prosaically engrossing TV-movie that whets your appetite for a more definitive treatment of the subject.

Of course, you
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Will Leonardo DiCaprio Give the Green Light to Joker Movie?

Will Leonardo DiCaprio Give the Green Light to Joker Movie?
Warner Bros. would love to see Leonardo DiCaprio as the Joker in the studio’s planned origin tale, according to sources. But it’s way too early to predict whether the versatile star might be interested, and no offer has been made.

The studio’s Joker standalone film, to be directed by Todd Phillips, is expected to have Martin Scorsese on board as an executive producer.

It makes sense that a Scorsese-led Joker would look to involve DiCaprio — they’ve teamed on “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator,” best picture winner “The Departed,” “Shutter Island,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

But the Joker project could be a real longshot since DiCaprio, who hasn’t made a movie since he won best actor for “The Revenant,” has been attached to numerous projects that never got made, some with Scorsese. The duo are currently in development on “Devil in the White City” and “Killers of the Flower Moon
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British Diver Tom Daley Celebrates Marriage to Dustin Lance Black in Gorgeous Wedding Video

British Diver Tom Daley Celebrates Marriage to Dustin Lance Black in Gorgeous Wedding Video
British diver Tom Daley and his Oscar-winning filmmaker husband, Dustin Lance Black, released a beautiful video on Sunday commemorating their May wedding at Bovey Castle in England.

In the video, the couple reminisces about meeting for the first time and how they have motivated each other through their four-year relationship.

“I knew I’d met my match. I’d met someone who could inspire me, someone who I could admire, but also somebody who would naturally be my best friend,” Black, 43, says of Daley, 23. “It didn’t hurt that he was incredibly cute and charismatic and didn’t let me get away with a thing.
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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Aim to Shoot ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Next Year

It was just a few days ago we learned that next month Martin Scorsese would begin directing Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, and the recently-added Ray Romano in his long-gestating crime epic The Irishman. With that Netflix production set to continue to the end of the year, it was reasonable to imagine much of 2018 would find Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker in the editing room. However, it looks like we may get another new Scorsese film sooner than expected.

Speaking to Variety, Scorsese’s long-time production designer Dante Ferretti says that the goal is to begin shooting their adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI this spring. Based on the book from David Grann, the author behind The Lost City of Z, Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd) has penned the script that follows
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Win a Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection boxset

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To mark the release of Clint Eastwood 40 Film Collection, out now, we’ve been given a copy of the boxset to give away on DVD.

For nearly 40 years, Clint Eastwood has called Warner Bros home. This essential collection contains the extraordinary films created during his partnership with the studio, where Eastwood opened Malpaso Productions in 1975. The deluxe boxset includes: Where Eagles Dare (1968), Kelly’s Heroes (1970), Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way but Loose (1978), Bronco Billy (1980), Any Which Way You Can (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Firefox (1982), Sudden Impact (1983), City Heat (1984), Tightrope (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Bird (1988), The Dead Pool (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), White Hunter, Black Heart (1990), The Rookie (1990), Unforgiven (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima
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Armie Hammer Admits He Got Aroused While Making Out With Leonardo DiCaprio In ‘J. Edgar’ Love Scene

Armie Hammer isn’t gay — although he may have wondered while filming a tender love scene with hunky Leonardo DiCaprio in the biopic “J. Edgar”, in which he played the longtime companion (and alleged lover) of allegedly closeted FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in the 2011 film. During his recent appearance on “Watch What Happens Live”, […]
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