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Oscar Wilde Awards Honors Irish-Hollywood Connection

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyone is ripe for satire,” he says, “particularly in this administration. But it’s hard to satirize, hard to go broader than what we have seen.”

Asked if his talk-show character Jiminy Glick would have anything to say about the current Trump administration, Short demurs. “I’m not going there.”

Short feels a connection to the Wilde Awards. “My mother was half-Irish, my father was 100%,” he offers. Short, who has credits going back to 1972, says his father introduced him to film. They watched Ireland-set films such as “The Quiet Man” and “Shake Hands With the Devil.”

And while fans admire his wit, the performer freely admits, “I don’t know that if I could compare to Oscar Wilde.”

The comic actor is one of »

- Will Thorne

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Jake McLaughlin Welcomes Daughter Freya

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Baby makes four kids for Jake McLaughlin!

The Quantico star and his wife Stephanie have welcomed their fourth child — and third daughter — on Monday, Feb. 20, his rep confirms to People.

“Congrats Jake and Stephanie Mclaughlin for the new addition to your family..Freya is beautiful,” McLaughlin’s on-screen love interest Priyanka Chopra wrote Thursday on Twitter.

Congrats Jake and Stephanie Mclaughlin for the new addition to your family..Freya is beautiful. Welcome baby girl. #rowen #reagan #logan

— Priyanka (@priyankachopra) February 23, 2017

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to »

- Jen Juneau

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Kyle Chandler Set to Play Key Role in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

21 February 2017 8:53 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He traveled to Skull Island to take on massive monsters in Peter Jackson's King Kong, and now Kyle Chandler is set to encounter another colossal creature in the Godzilla sequel.

Variety reports that Chandler is set to play the father of Millie Bobby Brown's character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the upcoming sequel to Gareth Edward's 2014 film, Godzilla.

No other character details are known at this time. Back in January, Brown (who plays Eleven in Stranger Things) was the first cast member announced for the Godzilla sequel that will be directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat and Krampus) from a screenplay he is writing with Zach Shields.

A Legendary film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is slated for a March 22nd, 2019 release from Warner Bros. The Godzilla sequel and the upcoming King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island, share the same cinematic universe, and the two monsters are »

- Derek Anderson

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Whole Truth Blu-ray – Stars Keanu Reeves

17 January 2017 2:58 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Witness the tense legal thriller The Whole Truth when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. Keanu Reeves stars as a defense attorney trying to clear a teen in the brutal stabbing of his father. Rounding out the acclaimed cast are Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gabriel Basso, and Jim Belushi. The Whole Truth 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 Whole Truth Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the following question: what is your favorite movie starring Keanu Reeves? (mine is The River’S Edge)

It’s so easy! Good Luck!

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1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses.  No P.O. Boxes.  No Duplicate Addresses. »

- Tom Stockman

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Exclusive Interview – Kyle Chandler talks Manchester by the Sea

12 January 2017 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kyle Chandler discusses his role as Joe Chandler in Manchester by the Sea

When Kyle Chandler was preparing for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s eagerly awaited new drama, Manchester by the Sea, he admits that the prospect of nailing his character’s distinctive accent was troubling him.

“I think I almost said ‘no’ just because of the Boston accent. I might have even asked Kenny, ‘can I keep my Texas accent? Does that work? Maybe my character went away and came back!’” he laughs. “But we had a wonderful dialect coach, and that all worked out. I think I did a pretty good job, and she kept a whip over me.”

Kyle spent many of his childhood years in Georgia and now lives in Texas with his wife and family, and his natural voice has that distinctive southern drawl. But he certainly did more than a “pretty good job” playing Joe. »

- Gary Collinson

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Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas Announce Return of Program For Aspiring Filmmakers

11 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly 20 years ago, Coca-Cola unveiled its Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award as part of the company’s commitment to education and the arts. The competition tapped various film schools and their brightest students to submit entries of original scripts and storyboards, with 10 finalists ultimately receiving $7,500 to produce a 50-second film that was shown at theaters around the country.

Previous winners include Kyle Newman, who directed “Fanboys” and is currently working on the animated feature “Gnomes!,” along with Josh Greenbaum, who is currently working on a new rom-com starring Elizabeth Banks. Not bad company.

The program has evolved over the years, and is returning full force as a brand-new initiative backed by both Coca-Cola and Regal Cinemas, now called the Coca-Cola and Regal Films program. Aided by the addition of Regal as a partner, the new program provides even greater opportunities for student filmmakers to access the entertainment industry and receive national exposure. »

- Indiewire Staff

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J.J. Abrams Is Done with Sequels and Reboots

10 January 2017 10:46 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past handful of years, J.J. Abrams has made it clear that he is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He may not always make perfect movies, but he has proven that he can tap into what the public really wants to see and has had a lot of success rebooting and reviving beloved properties. He could easily make that his business for the rest of his days, but after the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he has decided that he is done with sequels and reboots.

The director spoke with People after the Golden Globes recently, since he was there for his role as a producer on HBO's Westworld. During the chat, J.J. Abrams revealed that he is very grateful for the opportunities he has been afforded, but that he really wants to turn his attention to original ideas in the future. Here »

- MovieWeb

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Jj Abrams moving away from remakes and reboots

9 January 2017 10:19 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jan 10, 2017

As director, he's helped reboot Star Trek and Star Wars on the big screen - but Jj Abrams is moving away from franchises it seems...

Since he directed Super 8, that was released all the way back in 2011, Jj Abrams has been mainly busying himself in the world of reboots, remakes and franchises. He came to Super 8 too off the back of his successful big screen reboot of the Star Trek series, and he’d follow it with Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Even on television, he’s been working on Westworld of late.

In an interview he gave at the Golden Globe awards yesterday, though, Abrams has admitted that he’s through with franchises for the time being.

“You know, I feel incredibly lucky to have gotten involved in things that I loved when I was a kid”, he admitted. »

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