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Trumbo (2015) – The Review

19 November 2015 6:37 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The newest big screen “golden age of Hollywood” biography represents something of a 2015 trilogy, a hat trick, if you will. It doesn’t focus on the illustrious career of a celebrated actor or actress, but there are some stars involved and in support. No, this is the story of a legendary screenwriter, yes an idea man. The man in question is one Dalton Trumbo, a fellow nearly as theatrical as the thespians reciting his words. Beyond his work, he was perhaps best known as the most famous of the “Hollywood Ten” during the Communist “witch hunts” of the 1950’s. So the “cold war” is the backdrop for this bio, much as it was for Bridge Of Spies, the true life drama, and that frothy spy send-up, The Man From Uncle, both released earlier this year. It’s odd that this is the last film to arrive in theatres, though its events precede the other two. »

- Jim Batts

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Sarah Paulson Was Scared of Being ‘the Weak Link’ in ‘Carol’

19 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sarah Paulson has been acting on film since the mid-’90s, but the past few years have been a boon for the scene-stealer. She’s been nominated for an Emmy four consecutive times (thanks to HBO’s “Game Change” and the FX anthology “American Horror Story”) and shined in “12 Years a Slave.” Now she’s sharing the screen with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, in the period romance “Carol.” Paulson’s role as Abby — a confidante to Blanchett’s title character — isn’t huge, but it’s pivotal. If you ask her, that’s just the way she likes it. (As she tells Variety in this “Scene Stealer” profile.)

Paulson: “I’ve never looked at a part and said, ‘I don’t know how to do this, it’s too small.’ I can definitely say, ‘I don’t want to play this person’ or ‘There’s not enough on the page »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Sarah Paulson Was Scared of Being ‘the Weak Link’ in ‘Carol’

19 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sarah Paulson has been acting on film since the mid-’90s, but the past few years have been a boon for the scene-stealer. She’s been nominated for an Emmy four consecutive times (thanks to HBO’s “Game Change” and the FX anthology “American Horror Story”) and shined in “12 Years a Slave.” Now she’s sharing the screen with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, in the period romance “Carol.” Paulson’s role as Abby — a confidante to Blanchett’s title character — isn’t huge, but it’s pivotal. If you ask her, that’s just the way she likes it. (As she tells Variety in this “Scene Stealer” profile.)

Paulson: “I’ve never looked at a part and said, ‘I don’t know how to do this, it’s too small.’ I can definitely say, ‘I don’t want to play this person’ or ‘There’s not enough on the page »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Interview: Director Jay Roach Channels His Inner ‘Trumbo’

12 November 2015 5:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Director Jay Roach loves his work, heading into another phase of his successful career. The man who directed the first two “Austin Powers” films is now taking on movie and American history with “Trumbo,” featuring Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as the 1950s blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

The “black list” was a partnership between government and the film industry. Whenever a writer, director or actor would not “name names” to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (Huac) of the the 1950s, they effectively ended any chance of getting hired in Hollywood. Huac was looking for Communists, as the threat from Soviet Russia at the time was seen as the greatest menace to American freedom. Never mind that Russia was a ally of the U.S. only ten years earlier during World War II, or that being a Communist was not illegal in America. It was a witch hunt, pure and simple, »

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Interview : Trumbo composer – Theo Shapiro

12 November 2015 9:43 AM, PST | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Theodore Shapiro is talking about scoring The Devil Wears Prada almost ten years ago. You might not know the name, but you’ve sure heard his work. (Tropic Thunder, Game Change, »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Hollywood Contenders – Is there room among biopic contenders for Bryan Cranston and “Trumbo”?

9 November 2015 11:02 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Among the many biopics swarming Academy voters this year (much like every other year), few will take you as much by surprise as Trumbo. I say this as someone who was very much surprised by how entertaining this look at screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood black list was, despite heavy material that could have turned into one big lecture. With a delightfully good performance by Bryan Cranston in the title role, there’s tons to like here. It opened this past weekend in limited release and might wind up a bit of an Oscar dark horse, provided it’s not swallowed up by some higher profile biopics… The film tells the tale of how writer Dalton Trumbo (Cranston) was targeted by anti Communists and almost had his life ruined. At one time the top scribe in Hollywood, he was sent to prison and black balled from having his screenplays »

- Joey Magidson

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Film Review: Great Cranston Performance in Hard-Hitting Political Drama About Blacklisted Screenwriter

6 November 2015 4:49 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Trumbo' movie: Bryan Cranston as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. 'Trumbo' movie review: Highly entertaining 'history lesson' Full disclosure: on the wall in my study hangs a poster – the iconic photograph of blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, with black-horned rim glasses, handlebar mustache, a smoke dangling from the end of a dramatic cigarette holder. He's sitting – stark naked – in a tub surrounded by his particular writing apparatus. He's looking directly into the camera of the photographer, his daughter Mitzi. Dalton Trumbo's son, Christopher Trumbo, gave me the poster after my interview with him for the release of Peter Askin's 2007 documentary also titled Trumbo. That film combines archival footage, including family movies and photographs, with performances of the senior Trumbo's letters to his family during their many years of turmoil before and through the blacklist, including his time in prison. The letters are read by, »

- Tim Cogshell

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Trumbo | Review

4 November 2015 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Brave One: Roach Recapitulates Black List Era Hollywood

Examining the past from the safer perspective of our more enlightened period, Jay Roach’s Trumbo is a salutation to famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a man who defied the blacklist following Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunt in Hollywood. Unfortunately the film doesn’t seem worthy of the talented man it’s lionizing. Some might conclude, now more than ever, a remembrance of Trumbo and those brave souls who continue to stand against a corrupt system despite personal losses, are important. But then, one would expect a much more unruly and rebellious film, something harpooning Hollywood’s greedy, superficial sugarcoating rather than just another period send-up. Despite a sympathetic and altogether enjoyable performance from Bryan Cranston, Roach dithers around with a host of stereotypes and clichés, presenting mimicry of cinematic golden days sporting a cavalcade of caricatures not unlike Sacha Gervasi »

- Nicholas Bell

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Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren And Diane Lane Talk Trumbo In New Featurette

21 October 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Dalton Trumbo was an American patriot, but his defense of our freedom of speech made him a traitor in some people’s eyes,” director Jay Roach says. “One of the great questions that the film asks is how we as a country got to a place where it seemed right to send someone like Trumbo to jail and prevent him from writing.”

In never before seen interviews with Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Nikola Trumbo and Diane Lane, watch the new featurette about the legendary and infamous screenwriter from Trumbo.

In the 1940s, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) is one of the highest paid screenwriters in the world, penning movie classics including the Oscar-nominated Kitty Foyle and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.

A fixture on the Hollywood social scene, and a political activist supporting labor unions, equal pay and civil rights, Trumbo and his colleagues are subpoenaed to testify in front of the »

- Michelle McCue

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Bryan Cranston takes a stand against tyranny in Hollywood Red Scare drama Trumbo's latest trailer

6 October 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bryan Cranston goes up against the 1950s Red Scare in the trailer for the biopic Trumbo.

The Breaking Bad actor is front and centre in the story of two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a victim of the infamous Hollywood Blacklist of suspected communists.

Trumbo tells the inspiring story of how the writer spearheaded an effort among his colleagues to continue working in secret while blacklisted.

The real-life story comes to the big screen by way of director Jay Roach, whose previous political dramas Recount and Game Change earned rave reviews.

Cranston's co-stars in Trumbo include Diane Lane as the writer's wife Cleo Fincher, Dame Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper and Michael Stuhlbarg as gangster movie icon Edward G Robinson.

Trumbo opens on November 6 in the Us and January 22, 2016 in the UK. »

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Danny Strong on How Game of Thrones Influences Empire and Why Cookie Is Like Kramer

21 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Before he became the co-creator of Fox's breakout hit Empire, alongside Lee Daniels, Danny Strong was an actor, probably best known for his role as the nebbishy Jonathan Levinson on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Realizing there are limits to the careers of Jonathan Levinson types, Strong turned to screenwriting, beginning with Recount, an HBO movie about what went down in Florida after the 2000 presidential election. Today he’s become one of the most successful writers in Hollywood (see his Emmy for Game Change and his credits on the final two Hunger Games movies), and now he’s directing episodes of Empire, too. Strong spoke to Vulture about addressing social issues through television, how Game of Thrones has influenced Empire, and why Cookie is like Kramer.Did you grow up watching Dynasty?No ... I think what drew Lee [Daniels] to it was that I really hit that the middle son who’s »

- Carl Swanson

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Review: 'Trumbo' has problems if even Louis C.K. and Bryan Cranston don't click

16 September 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto – The damage the House Un-American Activities committee wrought between 1938 and 1975 was unconscionable.  As the Cold War heated up thousands of innocent citizens were accused of being members of or sympathetic to the Communist Party and this committee was responsible for much of the hysteria.  The witch-hunt hit Hollywood hard and after a number of hearings prompted the infamous blacklist, an unofficial designation that denied work to anyone in the industry with suspected communist ties.  There was one man who is credited as bringing the blacklist down, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and his story is chronicled in Jay Roach’s new biopic “Trumbo.”  Something tells us if Trumbo were alive today he might pass along some script notes to Roach and writer John McNamara. In theory, “Trumbo” is an incredible true story that should be prime fodder for a great movie.  Before the blacklist, Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was one of the »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Emmy predictions: Sarah Paulson ('American Horror Story: Freak Show') has 3-to-10 odds to win

16 September 2015 3:45 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Hey, Sarah Paulson: Do you have your Emmy speech ready? After losing three years in a row ("Game Change" in 2012, "Ahs: Asylum" in 2013, "Ahs: Coven" in 2014), Gold Derby predicts this overdue Emmy contender will finally win her first trophy. Paulson has leading 3/10 odds to win the Best Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress race for FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," in which she played conjoined sisters Bette and Dot Tattler. -Break- Watch our recent Emmy webchats with Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett and Regina King For the first time in Emmy history, the TV academy decided this year that the supporting nominees from limited series had to choose specific episodes to submit to judges. (Nominated performers from TV movies continued to submit their entire projects.) Paulson submitted the ninth episode ("Tupperware Party Massacre") for Emmy consideration, in which Bette and Dot...' »

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‘Trumbo’ Director Jay Roach Slams Donald Trump for ‘Wisdom’ Deficit (Video)

14 September 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jay Roach, the director of HBO’s Sarah Palin movie “Game Change” and an upcoming Lyndon B. Johnson biopic starring Bryan Cranston, weighed in on Donald Trump’s over-the-top 2016 presidential campaign. “When did wisdom stop being a minimum basic requirement of candidacy?” he told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman on Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival. “Is Donald Trump a wise man? He’s an honest man, and he’s an interesting man. But is he a wise man?” Roach, who is promoting his new biopic “Trumbo” starring Cranston as blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, also lamented the descent of the 2016 campaign into “World Wrestling. »

- Thom Geier

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Win Empire: The Complete First Season On DVD

14 September 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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To celebrate the release of Empire Season 1, out now on DVD, we are giving 5 lucky WhatCulture readers the chance to win their very own copy.

Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, Empire is about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. After music mogul Lucious Lyon (Academy Award ® Nominee Terrence Howard) is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, he must choose which of his three sons will succeed him at the legendary Empire Entertainment. The game changes when his ex-wife Cookie (Academy Award® Nominee Taraji P. Henson) returns from prison where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career. »

- Laura Holmes

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Nicholas Hoult To Star As Jd Salinger In Danny Strong’s Drama Rebel In The Rye

31 August 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Bloom is handling international sales on Danny Strong’s drama Rebel In The Rye which will star Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-men: Days Of Future Past, Equals) as legendary author Jd Salinger. Written and directed by Strong, the screenplay was adapted from the Kenneth Slawenski biography, Jd Salinger: A Life.  Black Label Media is financing with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill producing alongside Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, Milk), Jason Shuman, and Danny Strong. Bloom will introduce to foreign buyers at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, while CAA is representing the North American rights.

Rebel In The Rye takes us on a journey into the life and mind of the legendary and secretive author and tells the story of the birth of The Catcher in the Rye. As the author who captivated a generation, Jd Salinger soared to the heights »

- Michelle McCue

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Bryan Cranston's Trumbo Trailer Is Controversial And Inspirational

12 August 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In Hollywood history, there are few figures more controversial than Dalton Trumbo - a brilliant screenwriter who found himself blacklisted in the industry due to his ties to the communist party. Because of the nature of the story, it was only a matter of time before it wound up being turned into a movie itself, and now you can watch the debut trailer for it: Director Jay Roach is best known for his work in the comedy genre, having brought us both the Austin Powers and Meet The Parents trilogies, but Trumbo seems to be far more reflective of his work for HBO - which includes the TV movies Recount and Game Change. In the movie, Bryan Cranston stars as the titular screenwriter, finding him at the top of his career working in Hollywood. Unfortunately, all of this success is cut off at the knees because of the famed House »

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Louis C.K. and friends help Bryan Cranston take down the blacklist in 'Trumbo'

12 August 2015 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Bryan Cranston, Louis C.K., Helen Mirren, John Goodman and Elle Fanning? What's not to like about a movie with that incredible cast? Well, you're in luck because Jay Roach's "Trumbo" features all those talented actors and more.  The historical drama is already set to debut at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival before its November release date and today distributor Bleecker Street released the first trailer, a significant improvement on the movie's "Imitation Game"-ish poster. "Trumbo" is the true story of (eventual) Oscar-winner Daniel Trumbo, one of 10 Hollywood screenwriters who were blacklisted for not cooperating with the House of Un-American Activities Committee in the late 1940's.  Trumbo's life is a complicated one full of tragedy and redemption, but based on this preview Roach is going with as lighthearted a tone as possible.  It worked for the filmmaker with his Emmy-winning HBO movies "Recount" and "Game Change," but is it »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Bryan Cranston is 'Trumbo' in First Trailer

12 August 2015 10:44 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Bleecker has just dropped the first trailer for Trumbo starring Bryan Cranston as the 1940s screenwriter that found himself along with other Hollywood figures blacklisted for their political beliefs. Directed by Jay Roach ("Game Change"), the film tells the story of Dalton Trumbo's fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words and freedom. The film co-stars Diane Lane, Elle Fanning, Louis C.K., Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Michael Stuhlbarg and Roger Bart. Trumbo will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September followed by a Nov. 6 release. Watch the trailer below. yt id="L8OydIo846k" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Bryan Cranston Is A Blacklisted Hollywood Writer In The First Trailer For Jay Roach’s ‘Trumbo’

12 August 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You know the name Jay Roach from some pretty broad and silly comedies: tthe “Austin Powers” films, “Meet the Parents” films, “Dinner for Schmucks,” and most recently the American political farce “The Campaign,” with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. But Roach is finally getting serious, though this tendency has been percolating for some time, as evidenced by his lesser-seen, made-for-hbo movies “Recount” and “Game Change.” Roach’s next film is “Trumbo,” a movie centered on famous screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. The titular character is played by Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), and the cast also features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, John Goodman, plus Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Alan Tudyk and Michael Stuhlbarg. Read More: As 'Dinner For Schmucks' Opens, We Run Down 15 Notable Hollywood Foreign Films Remakes  Trumbo was famous for the screenplays “A Guy Named Joe" (which Steven Spielberg remade as. »

- Edward Davis

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