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How Oprah Learned to Stop and Smell the Roses (Literally) at Her California Home: 'This Garden Makes Me Present'

29 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There are some old adages Oprah takes very seriously.

“I’ve done many interviews with people who had to lose what they had in order to value what they still have,” she tells Veranda in their September/October 30th Anniversary issue. “Sometimes I stand under the arbor, close my eyes, and allow myself to take in as much as I can: I hear birds splashing in the fountain and literally smell the roses. This garden makes me present.”

Related: It’s No Coincidence Oprah’s California Estate is Reminiscent of a Southern Plantation: ‘It’s the Promised Land!’

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- Mackenzie Schmidt

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In Amar'e Stoudemire's Super-Size Florida Home, the Doors are 10 Feet Tall and the Sofas are Deeper than Twin Beds

16 August 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When you’re six-foot-ten, size isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

For Amar’e Stoudemire, his wife, Alexis, and their four children, selecting a new home wasn’t just about square feet (though their South Florida mansion has 12,000), it was also about scale: soaring ceilings, giant ten-foot-tall doorways and sized-up furnishings.

The neighborhood, 15 miles from Ft. Lauderdale, isn’t bad either. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lives down the street.

Related: It’s No Coincidence Oprah’s California Estate is Reminiscent of a Southern Plantation: ‘It’s the Promised Land!’

The six-time NBA all-star who, in a nod to »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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It's No Coincidence Oprah's California Estate is Reminiscent of a Southern Plantation: 'It's the Promised Land!'

14 August 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Oprah’s 65-acre California estate is truly heavenly, but it’s filled with references to a much darker time and place.

The TV mogul began looking for a Southern plantation to call home shortly after the release of her 1998 movie Beloved, she tells Vogue in the September issue. The film, which is based on the novel by Toni Morrison and tells the story of a runaway slave, was a box office flop, Oprah notes, but it did have a profound effect on her house hunt.

Related: Step Inside Oprah’s $14 Million Telluride Mansion – Equipped with a 1,600 Bottle ‘Wine Mine’

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- Mackenzie Schmidt

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First Look Photo of Johnny Depp From Set Of Richard Says Goodbye

25 July 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography started on location in Vancouver on Richard Says Goodbye starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp, it was announced today by Im Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford.

Golden Globe® nominee Danny Huston (Wonder Woman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel’s Getting Married), Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!!, upcoming The Disaster Artist), Devon Terrell (Barry), and Odessa Young (Looking for Grace, The Daughter) have joined the cast of the comedy drama, which is written and directed by Wayne Roberts (Katie Says Goodbye).

Im Global and Cirrina Studios are co-financing the film with additional financing from Leeding Media.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Midnight Special) of Automatik Entertainment and Im Global’s President of Production Greg Shapiro (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) are producing the film. Ford and Miguel Palos of Im Global, Karine Martin, David Lipman and Jim Pesoli of Cirrina Studios, David U. Lee »

- Michelle Hannett

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Matt Damon to Team with ‘The Dark Tower’ Director Nikolaj Arcel on Robert F. Kennedy Biopic

19 July 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of Matt Damon's long-time passion projects may finally be coming together. Warner Bros. has recruited The Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel to tackle their Damon-led Robert F. Kennedy biopic, Rfk, just weeks before the director's highly anticipated Stephen King adaptation is set to hit theaters. Per The Tracking Board, Arcel also penned the script with Felipe Marino (The Hallow) and Rasmus Heisterberg, who co-wrote the screenplays for a number of Arcel's Swedish films. Damon will produce alongside Jennifer Todd (Jason Bourne) and Drew Vinton (Promised Land). The plan is for the film to … »

- Haleigh Foutch

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War For The Planet Of The Apes: exploring its ending, and what might happen next

5 July 2017 4:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 12, 2017

With a warning for major, major spoilers, we look at War For The Planet Of The Apes, and where the franchise might go next...

Nb: This is your final warning for major Apes franchise spoilers.

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Quietly, poignantly, the curtain has fallen on Caesar. The intelligent ape who first led his kind out of captivity in 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes has done so again in this summer's third chapter. Humanity has, it seems, finally reached its end thanks to a cruel mutation in the virus that already weakened it 15 years earlier. War For The Planet Of The Apes sees Caesar pass into legend; mortally wounded, he dies in the knowledge that his fellow apes are finally safe from harm.

It's a superb performance from Andy Serkis, who's now played the role of Caesar »

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Elvis Presley Manager Biopic ‘The Colonel’ in Development (Exclusive)

26 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder, and Joe Berlinger are developing a feature film about Elvis Presley’s manger Colonel Tom Parker.

Production is slated for early 2018. Parker, who died in 1997 at age 87, arrived in America as a 20-year old undocumented Dutch immigrant, and took great pains to hide his past. Before leaving Holland, he might have committed murder. »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Promised Land’

2 June 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Documentaries about the current state of America, as good as some of them are, often have the effect of news headlines: They come and go, leaving a slight blur. But “Promised Land” isn’t like other politically and socially inflamed documentaries. Written and directed by Eugene Jarecki (“The House I Live In,” “Why We Fight”), it’s a meditation on the current American crisis (and if you don’t think we’re in one, you should probably stop reading now) that’s built around a revisionist portrait of Elvis Presley. The two elements — America and Elvis — come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.

IfPromised Land” has a thesis, the short version of it — it’s declared in the opening 15 minutes — is that America has entered its Fat Elvis period. We’re bloated, addicted, going through the motions, coasting on our legend, courting self-destruction. Yet »

- Owen Gleiberman

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TV News Roundup: Teen Choice Awards Announce 2017 Air Date

25 May 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, the 2017 Teen Choice Awards get an air date, as has Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” Season 3.

Dates

The 2017 Teen Choice Awards will air live Sunday, Aug. 13 at 8 p.m. Et/ Pt tape-delayed on Fox. The two-hour event honors the year’s biggest names in film, television, music, fashion and comedy. Category winners are selected by teens themselves by choosing new award categories and favorites from the past. Hosts, performers, presenters and nominees have not been announced yet. Last year’s event was hosted by WWE champion John Cena and actress Victoria Justice and featured appearances by Justin Timberake, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Jason Derulo.

Bravo Media will premiere season three of “Odd Mom Out” on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The scripted comedy series stars Jill Kargman, Abby Elliott, Andy Buckley, K.K. Glick, Sean Kleier, and Joanna Cassidy. Kargman plays a satirical version of herself keeping up in the exclusive »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Cannes Trends: Adam Sandler, Virtual Reality and Metal Detectors

22 May 2017 9:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Cannes Film Festival continues until Sunday, but as film buyers and sellers begin to depart, critics are taking a deep breath at the mid-point to assess the notable people and trends that have marked the festival so far.

Adam Sandler

Just last month, the straight-to-Netflix release of “Sandy Wexler” seemed to reinforce the idea that one-time box office draw Adam Sandler planned to spend the next few years making nothing but lazy, low-brow comedies for the streaming service. And then Noah Baumbach’s stellar “The Meyerowitz Stories” materialized out of nowhere, offering Sandler his best role since “Punch-Drunk Love” (which competed in Cannes 15 years earlier), and though Netflix bought it, Cannes proves a performance this good belongs on the big screen.

The Virtual Reality Revolution

“Carne y Arena,” a six-and-a-half-minute Vr installation created by director Alejandro G. Inarritu, turns out to be the revelation of the festival. It’s »

- Peter Debruge and Owen Gleiberman

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How the Cannes Market Lost Its Mojo

22 May 2017 9:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The sun has been out in force at this year’s Cannes, heating up the red carpets and parties that line the Croisette, the seaside resort’s main thoroughfare. In the hotel suites where most of the deals go down at the annual gathering of studio executives and producers, the temperature has been a lot cooler. As it reaches its midpoint, bidding wars, usually a staple of Cannes, have been virtually non-existent. After losing their shirts on splashy acquisitions that sank at the box office, it’s as if the industry made a pact to not to get burned again.

“People have been more cautious,” said Arianna Bocco, exec VP of acquisitions and productions at IFC & Sundance Selects. “There’s been a true market correction.”

This year’s Cannes has proved to be one of the starkest reminders yet that the movie business is in flux, independent films aren’t »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Cannes Review: ‘Promised Land’ Links the Death of the American Dream with Elvis Presley

22 May 2017 6:32 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A title like Promised Land can be appreciated for its duality: primarily meaning a land of promise but also, in another sense, a land that was promised. We’re talking about the United States of course, or rather filmmaker Eugene Jarecki is in his latest documentary. It’s an abstract road movie, fueled on disillusionment and rock and roll, and one that attempts the quite ambitious task of sketching out a narrative line to link the rise and decline of the nation with the rise and decline of Elvis Presley. If Jarecki struggles a little with this alchemy at times it is because Promised Land is essentially three movies in one: a detailed account of the King’s career; a loose account of the last 80 years of American politics; and a musical performance film. It can be a little jarring to shift between those gears but the director has form »

- Rory O'Connor

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‘Promised Land’ Review: Eugene Jarecki’s Brilliant Documentary Uses Elvis Presley To Explain Donald Trump — Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 12:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A documentary as sprawling and brilliant and flawed as the country it traverses, Eugene Jarecki’s “The Promised Land” is a fascinatingly overstuffed portrait of America in decline. In the process, it’s also: a biography of the 20th century’s most famous musician,; a story about how a man became king of a democratic nation; a nuanced analysis of cultural appropriation in a multi-racial society; a southern-fried rock n’ roll performance piece; a horrifyingly sober look at the rise of Donald Trump; a closed-casket funeral service for The American Dream; the best recent film about how the hell we got here; and more. So much more.

It’s the latest project from a filmmaker who has always been obsessed with the forces that fuel America (watch 2005’s “Why We Fight” for a perpetually relevant dissection of the military-industrial complex) and who always returns to the same one: Money.

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- David Ehrlich

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The Circle Movie Review

11 May 2017 11:35 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I have to assume the novel that The Circle is based on delivers its story in a way that leaves the film adaptation nearly unrecognizable. That, or I have to believe that author Dave Eggers (Away We Go, Promised Land, A Hologram for the King) has completely lost his way. That may seem like a strange statement if you know that Eggers has co-writing credit on the film, along with director James Ponsoldt, but there’s a wide gulf between writing credit and responsibility for the writing.

I make this odd claim because Eggers’ writing has been sharp in the past, and The Circle is a boring, belabored, and insulting spin on a premise that might easily have been one of the year’s best films.

We don’t really need another run at privacy issues, or tech company domination (though that’s what people are scared of these days, »

- Marc Eastman

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America: Promised Land: History TV Show Looks at the Emotional Journey of Immigrants

9 May 2017 6:28 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

History is honoring the 125th anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island with a new special. Recently, the network announced their new TV series America: Promised Land will debut later this month.The four-part event series "showcases the chronological peopling of America through their journey of a lifetime celebrating the American dream and the various immigrant populations over time that have helped transform this great nation."Read More… »

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‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed

1 May 2017 3:38 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. So why did cautionary tech thriller “The Circle” — adapted by lauded writer-director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour”) and beloved novelist Dave Eggers from his own 2013 bestseller — earn such negative reviews (43 on Metacritic, 17 on Rotten Tomatoes) and bomb at the box office ($9.3 million in 3,163 theaters)?

The movie went wrong in five significant ways.

1. The movie was foreign financed.

The Circle” was developed by A-list ex-DreamWorks producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, which raised financing from Imagenation Abu Dhabi Fz and foreign sales company FilmNation on the power of Tom Hanks, who was the first star on board via his Playtone banner.

In order to raise an $18-million budget, globally bankable star Emma Watson was cast in a central leading role that demanded she be in every scene. Veering in tone from satiric comedy to naturalistic drama, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Circle’: 5 Reasons Why Tom Hanks and Emma Watson’s Movie Bombed

1 May 2017 3:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. So why did cautionary tech thriller “The Circle” — adapted by lauded writer-director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour”) and beloved novelist Dave Eggers from his own 2013 bestseller — earn such negative reviews (43 on Metacritic, 17 on Rotten Tomatoes) and bomb at the box office ($9.3 million in 3,163 theaters)?

The movie went wrong in five significant ways.

1. The movie was foreign financed.

The Circle” was developed by A-list ex-DreamWorks producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald’s Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, which raised financing from Imagenation Abu Dhabi Fz and foreign sales company FilmNation on the power of Tom Hanks, who was the first star on board via his Playtone banner.

In order to raise an $18-million budget, globally bankable star Emma Watson was cast in a central leading role that demanded she be in every scene. Veering in tone from satiric comedy to naturalistic drama, »

- Anne Thompson

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Michael K. Williams Joins Chris Evans in True-Life Drama ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ (Exclusive)

25 April 2017 10:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Wire” star Michael K. Williams is in negotiations to join Chris Evans and Haley Bennett in “Red Sea Diving Resort.”

Previously titled “Operation Resort,” the film will be written and directed by “Tyrant” executive producer Gideon Raff. Bron Studios, which backed “Fences,” is fully financing the movie. Alexandra Milchan is on board to produce “Red Sea Diving Resort,” which begins shooting this summer.

Raff had originally sold the pitch to Fox Searchlight, but recently put it back on the market, with Bron Studios now coming on to finance.

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Full 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up unveiled

13 April 2017 10:21 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

As one award season closes another creeps up behind us and we start all over again as the 2017 Cannes Film Festival has announced its eagerly anticipated line-up for the festival which begins in May and as ever it is a diverse and exciting list of talents and films.

There are many incredible treats in store but here are some of our initial picks of what to look out for: Michel Hazanavicius, the director of Oscar Winner The Artist, returns with Redoubtable, his film about legendary filmmaker Jean Luc Godard; Michael Haneke’s latest, Happy End, makes an apperance, as does The Beguiled, the anticipated new film from Sofia Coppola which stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Farrell and Kidman also feature in The Killing of A Sacred Deer, the new film from Yorgos Lanthimas (The Lobster) which also stars Alicia Silverstone.

Acclaimed filmmakers Lynne Ramsey, »

- Scott Davis

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The 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up has been unveiled

13 April 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Cannes 2017 films unveiled: The official selection for the famous festival in the south of France has been revealed.

Check out the full Cannes 2017 films below.

The films that will play at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival – the 70th – have been unveiled. Playing at the historic 70th festival are Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Todd HaynesWonderstruck and Yorgos LanthimosThe Killing Of A Sacred Deer, as well as two Netflix films, Okja by Bong Joon-ho and The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach. David Lynch’s new Twin Peaks series, as well as Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake will also screen at the festival as part of the 70th Anniversary Events program.

Opening this year’s festival is Ismael’s Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin’s film that will screen out of competition on Wednesday 17th May. Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel lead the cast of the film, »

- Paul Heath

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