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Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)

Anthony Ramos Makes a Name for Himself With 'She's Gotta Have It' (Exclusive)
“Everyone in the room knew immediately: This is special.”

Hamilton star Anthony Ramos is talking about that room where it happened. From workshop presentations at The Public to sold-out crowds at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater, Ramos was part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon from the beginning in 2014, playing John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton’s son Philip for over two years. “We knew we were about to be a part of something that was going to change all of our lives,” Ramos tells Et.

Now, like other stars from the original cast, Ramos is seeing his life change dramatically as his career reaches new heights. This year, the 26-year-old actor and musician landed his first starring role on TV, working with filmmaker Spike Lee, no less, playing Mars Blackmon on the Netflix TV adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, based on Lee’s debut 1988 film about a polyamorous woman artist living in Brooklyn. Lee originated the role
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The Golden Globes are absolutely useless in predicting Oscars success

Tom Beasley argues that the Golden Globes do not deserve their position as a major awards ceremony and Oscars precursor…

The film world briefly lit up with awards excitement earlier today with the announcement of the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes. It was Guillermo del Toro’s warm and wildly enjoyable fantasy romance The Shape of Water that led the field, with seven nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Also featured prominently were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Christopher Nolan’s war thriller Dunkirk and gay romance Call Me By Your Name. It was a less exciting day for those behind The Florida Project, which was shut out in all of the major categories, with the exception of Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor.

The eyebrow-raiser, though, was the appearance of Jordan Peele’s potent horror satire Get Out, which popped up in several of the comedy categories, including
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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)
40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos) Amy Adams (1974) Academy Award nominated Amy Adams, is best known for playing in Disney’s “Enchanted” and “American Hustle.” She most recently starred in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.” Cameron Diaz (1972) Cameron Diaz first made her mark in Hollywood with films like “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Mask.” She most recently starred alongside Will Smith in “Annie.” Cate Blanchett (1969) This two time Academy Award winning actress is best known for her role in “The Aviator.” She has since starred in films like “The Lord of the Rings,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin.
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Review: Battle Of The Sexes (2017)

There are few feelings more fulfilling than watching a movie that unexpectedly stuns and entertains you. We go into so many films assuming this or that about them, but when a movie defies all expectation and delivers something remarkable or unforeseen, you really feel that this is why the cinema is such a place of wonder. In a year that already gave us Borg vs. McEnroe, this new tennis-based film looks back at a moment that sent reverberations throughout the sport’s history and instituted a social change. Battle of the Sexes looks back at the – now iconic – huge 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and in doing so offers a film that is thrillingly timely and yet perfectly evocative of its era.

From Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, this film is a bio-sports drama but is as taken with its subjects off court as it is on.
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‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At
It’s easy enough to mock — or maybe get on your high horse about — the fact that “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s brilliantly creepy lightning-rod racial thriller, is now in the running to be nominated for Best Comedy or Musical, rather than Best Drama, at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The movie, of course, is neither a comedy nor a musical. (Discuss.) It’s drama of the most riveting and original kind, one that sucks you into a vortex of (justified) paranoia, turning into a nightmare that suggests a forbidden “Twilight Zone” written by James Baldwin and staged by the Roman Polanski of “Rosemary’s Baby,” with a ghostly touch of “Mandigo.”

Tempting as it might be to blame the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this particular screw-up, it was the film’s distributor, Universal, that chose to submit “Get Out” for Best Comedy or Musical, doing so without Peele’s knowledge. That accounts
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Jennifer Lawrence Says She Was Once 'Threatened' for Standing Up to a Director

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Was Once 'Threatened' for Standing Up to a Director
Jennifer Lawrence has emerged as a leading voice for female equality in Hollywood — but it wasn’t always easy for her.

The actress sat down for The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest dramatic actress roundtable alongside Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Blige and Saoirse Ronan where she opened up about an instance in which standing up for herself led to backlash on the set of a movie.

“I finally made the decision to stand up for myself, and then I went to go to the bathroom at work and one of the producers stopped me and was like,
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Get Out Is Competing as a Comedy at the Golden Globes

Get Out Is Competing as a Comedy at the Golden Globes
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, that means awards season is starting to heat up, and today we have word that one of the year's surprise box office hits could be a big awards season contender as well. Universal's Get Out, from first-time director Jordan Peele, will compete in the comedy categories for the Golden Globes this year, which could certainly be to the movie's advantage moving forward. This move could place Get Out, which has already been called the most profitable movie of 2017, in a position to land nominations for its main star, Daniel Kaluuya, and possibly for writer-director Jordan Peele as well.

Awards season pundits have already pegged Get Out as a likely contender, but the movie competing in the comedy category could allow Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya to be nominated alongside likely contenders in the comedy/musical category like Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman
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Christian Bale Completes His Dick Cheney Look with Bald Head and Weight Gain

Christian Bale Completes His Dick Cheney Look with Bald Head and Weight Gain
With a bald head and a heavier figure, Christian Bale is ready to play former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The actor, 43, who regularly undergoes dramatic weight transformations for roles, will play George W. Bush’s second-in-command for the upcoming movie Backseat. He was spotted without hair on Monday while doing press in Los Angeles for his new western movie, Hostiles.

To pack on the pounds, Bale previously said that he’s eating a Thanksgiving favorite.

“I’ve just eaten a lot of pies, so far,” he told Variety.

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Amy Adams Talks ‘Justice League,’ American Cinematheque Award

Amy Adams Talks ‘Justice League,’ American Cinematheque Award
Amy Adams can rise to any challenge: sparkle as a princess, brawl like a Boston barmaid, dance with Muppets, kiss Superman, earn five Oscar nominations and hold her own against Meryl Streep — twice. Still, on Nov. 10, the deeply private, craft-driven actress will face a new test when Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Kristen Stewart, Chris Messina and Denis Villeneuve take the stage of the Beverly Hilton Hotel to praise her talents as the 31st recipient of the American Cinematheque Award.

Being lauded for her entire body of work is “a little overwhelming,” says Adams. “I tend to look at things piece by piece.”

As for the prospect of watching a montage of her entire filmography, Adams falls silent. “Yup,” she eventually says with the well-mannered equanimity of an actress who spent years doing dinner theater in Minnesota. Then she giggle-exhales.

“I wasn’t even comfortable at my wedding having my family say things that were nice
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Hostiles Trailer Takes Christian Bale Through the Brave Frontier

Hostiles Trailer Takes Christian Bale Through the Brave Frontier
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures has released the first trailer for Hostiles, which reunites director Scott Cooper and Christian Bale after their 2013 drama Out of the Furnace. The movie is slated to hit theaters in late December, which could make this an early favorite for the 2018 Oscars, although we still have quite some time before the awards season picture starts fully coming together. Still, this drama has been tearing through the prestige festival circuit, debuting at Telluride in September before appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rome Film Fest and more, as it gets ready to debut at AFI Fest in Los Angeles next week.

Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an
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‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven to Receive PGA’s David O. Selznick Award

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‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven to Receive PGA’s David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) will honor Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning producer Charles Roven with the 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award, the group announced Tuesday. Bestowed for Roven’s body of work in film, his career spans decades, with producing credits for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (including 2009’s “Dark Knight,” which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and took home two); David O. Russell’s award-winning film “American Hustle” (winning three BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, and receiving ten Academy Award nominations); and most recently Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” which has earned over $820 million worldwide.
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‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven Selected for PGA’s David O. Selznick Award

‘Wonder Woman’ Producer Charles Roven Selected for PGA’s David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America has named Charles Roven as the recipient of its 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award to recognize his body of work in motion pictures.

Roven will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Roven’s credits include “Wonder Woman,” Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” and the upcoming “Justice League,” which opens Nov. 17 and stars Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Amber Heard, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller. Roven received a best picture Academy Award nomination for “American Hustle.”

Chuck Roven is a producer’s producer,” Producers Guild Awards Chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said. “Whether he’s working with fiercely independent voices or within the heart of the studio system, Chuck brings a seriousness of craft and an incredible instinct for story to every set he runs. We
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Producers Guild To Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award

Producers Guild To Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America said that Charles Roven will be honored with the 2018 David O. Selznick Achievement Award. The Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning producer will receive the award at the 29th annual PGA Awards on January 20 at the Beverly Hilton. Roven will be recognized for a body of work that includes Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy and David O. Russell's American Hustle. Most recently he produced Patty Jenkins' groundbreaking female-led…
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Producers Guild to Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award

Producers Guild to Honor Charles Roven With David O. Selznick Award
Charles Roven will be presented with the Producers Guild of America’s 2018 David. O. Selznick Achievement Award in recognition of his body of work at the guild's 29th annual awards ceremony Jan. 20 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Roven, a founder of Atlas Entertainment, most recently served as a producer on Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman and is also one of the producers of the upcoming Justice League. His other credits include Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy; David O. Russell’s American Hustle; and such other films as Twelve Monkeys, Three Kings and Get Smart.

In announcing the honor, PGA awards chairs Donald De...
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‘Only The Brave’ Review: Dir. Joseph Kosinski (2017)

Only The Brave review: Joseph Kosinski directs this emotionally charged drama – a true story about the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Only The Brave review by Tina Baraga.

Only The Brave review

A film about true determination and sacrifice, Joseph Kosinski’s Only The Brave is based on the tragic true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and is best described as an emotional rollercoaster.

The Granite Mountain Hotshots travel from state to state, battling wild fires and saving forests and towns from devastation. At the group’s helm is the experienced and cautious Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin) whose sometimes-unorthodox decisions are best demonstrated when he takes a leap of faith and hires recovering junkie Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) to join the team.

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Over the course of three fire seasons, we get to know the Granite Mountain men and the camaraderie they share, be it
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Jennifer Lawrence Surprises People On The Street, Asks Them To Name Five Of Her Movies

Apparently most people can’t name five Jennifer Lawrence movies — especially not when Lawrence is asking them herself. The “American Hustle” star guest-hosted “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Wednesday, and she used the opportunity to do a classic bit of “on the street” hilarity. Related: Kim Kardashian Gives Best Interview Ever Thanks To Superfan Jennifer Lawrence: Top […]
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Annapurna Moves Toward Bond 25 With New MGM Distribution Deal

Annapurna Moves Toward Bond 25 With New MGM Distribution Deal
When Annapurna Pictures moved into distribution, Hollywood viewed the move as bold but bizarre. In a market where indies struggle to survive, it was a strange time to reinvent a dying economic model. Now after several costly, high-profile failures, Annapurna and MGM will work together to distribute their films theatrically in the U.S.

Annapurna hired veteran talent — from ex-Weinstein distribution president Erik Lomis and studio marketing exec Marc Weinstock to Focus Features’ publicity chief Adrienne Bowles — but they inexplicably chose “Detroit” as its first release. From director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind “The Hurt Locker” and Annapurna’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” this intense recreation of the 1967 race riot in Detroit is a tough sit and demanded special handling from the neophyte distributor.

The movie (Metascore: 78) opened well in 20 theaters in late July, but collapsed when it went wide to 2,800 screens the following weekend. (It topped out at $16.8 million domestic.
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Annapurna Moves Toward Bond 25 With New MGM Distribution Deal

Annapurna Moves Toward Bond 25 With New MGM Distribution Deal
When Annapurna Pictures moved into distribution, Hollywood viewed the move as bold but bizarre. In a market where indies struggle to survive, it was a strange time to reinvent a dying economic model. Now after several costly, high-profile failures, Annapurna and MGM will work together to distribute their films theatrically in the U.S.

Annapurna hired veteran talent — from ex-Weinstein distribution president Erik Lomis and studio marketing exec Marc Weinstock to Focus Features’ publicity chief Adrienne Bowles — but they inexplicably chose “Detroit” as its first release. From director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning team behind “The Hurt Locker” and Annapurna’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” this intense recreation of the 1967 race riot in Detroit is a tough sit and demanded special handling from the neophyte distributor.

The movie (Metascore: 78) opened well in 20 theaters in late July, but collapsed when it went wide to 2,800 screens the following weekend. (It topped out at $16.8 million domestic.
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Wonder Woman featurette explores the making of the Origins of the Amazons sequence

Platige Image has released a making of video for the impressive Origin of the Amazons sequence in Patty Jenkin’s blockbuster solo movie Wonder Woman, which shows how the visual effects studio brought a painting to life in order to tell the story of Ares’ betrayal and downfall; take a look below…

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

Wonder Woman sees Patty Jenkins (Monster) directing a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen
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Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Depicts Tragedy with Realistic Bravado

The word hero seems to be mentioned a great deal in this age of the 24-hour news cycle, but the members of the Granite Mountain “Hotshots” genuinely deserve to be known as such. They were the best at what they did. This bunch of regular, but courageous firefighters were more than just co-workers: they were a brotherhood that continuously risked their lives trying to contain fast-spreading wildfires. As part of the Prescott Fire Fepartment, which consisted of 92 career personnel, split among five fire stations, this municipal team of “hotshots” — which, in firefighting terms, means the cream of the crop — were the elites of their profession.

Containment is what these brave men and women have as a goal whenever a fire spreads. As a character in the film would say, they are “fighting fire with fire.” This happens with the creation of a fireline, which is accomplished by doing a controlled
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