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Spike Lee presents Denzel Washington with 2019 American Film Institute life achievement award tonight on TNT

Spike Lee presents Denzel Washington with 2019 American Film Institute life achievement award tonight on TNT
Recent Oscar champ Spike Lee has worked frequently with Denzel Washington. Tonight they reunite on TNT as Lee presents Washington with the 47th annual American Film Institute life achievement award. Other presenters and performers on the 2019 AFI ceremony, recorded on June 6 in Hollywood, are Mahershala Ali, Beyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Hudson, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson.

Washington is a two-time Academy Award winner for “Glory” (1989) and “Training Day” (2001). His other seven Oscar nominations were for “Cry Freedom” (1987), “Malcolm X” (1992), “The Hurricane” (1999), “Flight” (2012), “Fences” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017).

SEEAmerican Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement 47 Years of Recipients [Photos]

Actor and director George Clooney was selected in 2018 as the 46th honoree. Before him it was actress Diane Keaton in 2017 and composer John Williams in 2016. Prior to picking Williams, the AFI had only chosen actors, actresses and directors starting way
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‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short

‘Anima’ First Look: Surprise Paul Thomas Anderson Netflix Movie Is A Thom Yorke Musical Short
Paul Thomas Anderson has a surprise new project heading to Netflix and select IMAX theaters later this month: “Anima,” a musical short film starring Thom Yorke. The “one-reeler” is being billed by the streaming giant as a “mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.” The film will feature three tracks from Yorke’s upcoming album of the same name.

In the “Anima” teaser clip below, Yorke defines a one-reeler as “a motion picture, especially a cartoon or comedy, of 10-12 minutes duration and contained on one reel of film; popular especially in the era of silent films.”

For Anderson, “Anima” marks his first directorial release since “Phantom Thread,” his acclaimed Daniel Day Lewis-starring drama that picked up Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, among others. The film won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. Anderson has yet to announce a follow-up feature to “Phantom Thread,” which
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American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Recipients

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American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Recipients
Denzel Washington reunited with frequent director Spike Lee for the 47th annual American Film Institute life achievement award. Presenters and performers to Washington on the 2019 AFI ceremony, recorded on June 6 in Hollywood, were Mahershala Ali, Beyonce, Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Antoine Fuqua, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Hudson, Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson.

Washington is a two-time Academy Award winner for “Glory” (1989) and “Training Day” (2001). His other seven Oscar nominations were for “Cry Freedom” (1987), “Malcolm X” (1992), “The Hurricane” (1999), “Flight” (2012), “Fences” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017).

Actor and director George Clooney was selected in 2018 as the 46th honoree. Before him it was actress Diane Keaton in 2017 and composer John Williams in 2016. Prior to picking Williams, the AFI had only chosen actors, actresses and directors starting way back in the 1970s when the recipients were director John Ford (1973), actor James Cagney (1974), director/actor Orson Welles (1975), director William Wyler
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Todd Phillips shares new Joker image featuring Joaquin Phoenix, confirms R-rating

Director Todd Phillips has taken to Instagram to share a new peek at Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck from Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming Joker movie, which sees the future Clown Prince of Crime applying his iconic make-up. Check it out here…

See Also: Why Joker is More Scorsese Ode Than Comic Book Movie

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Finishing touches.

A post shared by Todd Phillips (@toddphillips1) on Jun 16, 2019 at 9:50am Pdt

Meanwhile, responding to a question from a fan in the comments, Phillips also confirmed that the 80s-set origin story will indeed by R-rated, the filmmaker stating that: “It will be rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry.”

See Also: Ranking every big screen version of The Joker from worst to best

Joker is set for release on October 4th 2019 and stars Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters Brothers), Robert De Niro
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‘Joker': Joaquin Phoenix Isn’t Clowning Around in Creepy New Image From DC Comics Film

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‘Joker': Joaquin Phoenix Isn’t Clowning Around in Creepy New Image From DC Comics Film
Supervillains! They’re just like us! They brush their teeth, put their pants on one leg at a time, and meticulously apply their creepy makeup by hand. Or so it would seem in a new image from Warner Bros.’ upcoming supervillain origin story “Joker.

Posted by director Todd Phillips, the black and white pic shows “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix sitting in front of a vanity mirror applying the white face paint Batman’s arch nemesis is known for. Looks like this version of the clown prince of crime definitely won’t have his skin permanently dyed white.

“Finishing touches,” Phillips wrote as the photo’s caption.

Meanwhile, in case any of you out there were still unsure, Phillips says “Joker” is definitely gonna be rated R. “It will be Rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot.
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"Joker" - Leaked Set Footage

Take another look at leaked set footage from the DC Comics, live action feature film adaptation, "Joker", starring Joaquin Phoenix, written, directed by Todd Philips, opening October 2019:

"...living in 'Gotham', 'Arthur Fleck' (Phoenix) is a 'nobody' who works as a clown through a talent booking agency. A social worker keeps an eye on him because of his serious mental health issues, including an uncontrollable habit of laughing whenever he's nervous. 

"Fleck also looks after his deranged mother, a former housekeeper for 'Thomas Wayne' who is running to become Mayor of Gotham City and ignores all correspondence from Fleck's mother.

"Losing his job, a rattled Fleck is mocked on the subway, by three Wall Street brokers he catches harassing a young woman. 

"Fleck kills the men and he gets away...

"...with the murders inspiring a 'Resist' the wealthy movement. 

"A desperate Arthur then tries stand-up at a comedy club,
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Joker Director Shares New Image and Confirms R-Rating

Director Todd Phillips has shared a new image from Joker featuring Joaquin Phoenix in the title role. As you will see, he is applying his white makeup to his face. The filmmaker also confirmed that the movie will be rated-r. When asked about the rating on social media he responded:

"It will be rated R. I've been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew. Sorry."

It’s not really a surprise that the film would be rated R. Like he said, I just assumed people knew that the movie was going to get the R-rating! That first trailer that was released was super dark and tragic. But, for any of you that had any doubt, this is the definitive answer you were looking for.

You can check out the new image below:

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Finishing touches.

A post shared by Todd Phillips (@toddphillips1) on Jun 16, 2019 at
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‘Joker’: Todd Phillips Confirms Gritty Joaquin Phoenix-Starring Batman Spinoff Will Be Rated R

‘Joker’: Todd Phillips Confirms Gritty Joaquin Phoenix-Starring Batman Spinoff Will Be Rated R
Since its inception, there’s been little question that Todd Phillips’ much-anticipated Batman villain spinoff “Joker” would be a superhero story of the dark and gritty variety, but the filmmaker has now confirmed that the Joaquin Phoenix-starring film will be rated R. In a new Instagram post, Phillips shared a fresh look at Phoenix in character, noting that he and his star are putting “finishing touches” on the fall release.

In the comments, a curious fan asked Phillips about the MPAA rating for the film, to which Phillips replied, “it will be Rated R. I’ve been asked this a lot. Just assumed people knew.”

The film will join a number of recent other R-rated superhero films, including both “Deadpool” features and “Watchmen.” While the film is not a part of the official DC Extended Universe, it does hail from the Dceu’s home studio Warner Bros., which has
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22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)

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22 Worst Dads in Film and TV, From Homer Simpson to Darth Vader (Photos)
Worst dads on tv and film

Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons

Homer Simpson is TV’s most famous dad but not exactly a role model. He may be good at heart but some of his favorite past times include drinking, laying on the couch, and strangling his son Bart whenever he gets out of line.

Daniel Plaineview, “There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) says it straight out, “he’s an oilman”; he puts family second behind his own greed. That becomes abundantly clear as his relationship deteriorates with his adopted son throughout the movie.

Al Bundy, “Married With Children”

Ed O’Neill was a very different kind of family man on “Married With Children” than he is now on “Modern Family.” Al’s cynical outlook on life has a hard time not having an effect on his kids.

Frank Gallagher, “Shameless

Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is a drunk,
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Getting to The Heart of Joker: The Method Behind Joaquin Phoenix's Madness

Getting to The Heart of Joker: The Method Behind Joaquin Phoenix's Madness
We have a little update on Joker from star Brian Tyree Henry. This is easily one of the most intriguing comic book movies coming our way this year, if not ever. Joaquin Phoenix is set to start as a man named Arthur Fleck who becomes the titular DC Comics villain in a movie that will explore the characters' full origins on screen for the first time. Now Henry, who co-stars alongside Phoenix, has offered some story details and reveals how this will be different from other movies of the same ilk.

Brian Tyree Henry has become one of Hollywood's true in-demand actors. Last year alone he starred in Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Now he's making the jump to the DC universe. Currently, he's promoting the Child's Play remake, which hits theaters next weekend. During a recent interview, he was asked about Joker and
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Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere

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Netflix Says ‘When They See Us’ Has Been Most-Watched Show in U.S. Since Premiere
When They See Us,” Ava DuVernay’s dramatization of the wrongful arrest and conviction of five black teenagers in New York City after the rape of a Central Park jogger 20 years ago, has been the most-viewed series on Netflix for the past 13 days.

“‘When They See Us’ has been the most-watched series on Netflix in the Us every day since it premiered on May 31,” the streamer tweeted Wednesday.

But Netflix didn’t provide any additional info beyond that, and it has selectively doled out self-reported numbers in the past to tout the popularity of some of its original series and films.

The four-part Netflix series was created by DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed. She retweeted Netflix’s post about “When They See Us,” commenting only: “*faints*.”

*faints* https://t.co/3W6GbOZpMG

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) June 12, 2019

The show has led to a backlash against Linda Fairstein, the New York
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How many of these *gasp* 11 ‘Saturday Night Live’ men will earn Emmy noms for Best Comedy Guest Actor? Make your predictions now

How many of these *gasp* 11 ‘Saturday Night Live’ men will earn Emmy noms for Best Comedy Guest Actor? Make your predictions now
Each year “Saturday Night Live” does its best to only submit a handful of its guest stars on the Emmy ballot in an effort to try to focus voters’ attentions on select performances. NBC previously announced that they were entering a total of 12 such performers for Emmy consideration, but when the ballots were unveiled on Monday a whopping 16 guest stars had actually been submitted (11 men and five women). It’s possible NBC made adjustments before the entry deadline or that the new folks were submitted by their personal reps.

Of the 11 men vying for Emmy consideration this year, which ones do You think will receive nominations in Best Comedy Guest Actor? Jump into Gold Derby’s predictions center right now and start making your picks.

SEEEmmys 2019: Will Sandler finally win a major award thanks to hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Season 44 of “Saturday Night Live” consisted of 21 episodes, with men
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Nancy Meyers Thinks Scrutiny of Her Gorgeous Kitchens Is Sexist, But That’s Only Part of the Problem

Nancy Meyers Thinks Scrutiny of Her Gorgeous Kitchens Is Sexist, But That’s Only Part of the Problem
Filmmaker Nancy Meyers knows you’re talking about her kitchens, but that doesn’t mean she’s excited about it. Over three decades into her career — which has included half a dozen directorial outings, screenplays for bonafide modern classics like “Private Benjamin” and “Father of the Bride,” and over $600 million in domestic box office receipts alone — Meyers’ films have persistently been called out for one particular element: dazzling sets and lavish production design.

During a Saturday afternoon conversation with Mindy Kaling at the PGA’s Produced By conference, Variety reports that Meyers was “asked how she feels about the attention paid to material objects in her women-centered films,” especially in films like “Something’s Gotta Give” and “It’s Complicated,” which feature dreamy kitchen sets.

“I don’t love when a journalist or critic will pick up on that aspect, because they’re missing why it works,” Meyers said. “It
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Will Hollywood’s new youthifying tech keep old actors in work for ever?

From Samuel L Jackson to Will Smith, established stars are de-ageing in films – a trick that might not always benefit the industry

How old is Samuel L Jackson? How old is Michael Douglas? How old is Arnold Schwarzenegger? Looking at their movies these days, it is impossible to tell. All three have recently submitted to the digital de-ageing process, and the technology, which makes an actor look younger, is now so good, and so ubiquitous, that things are getting confusing. Watching a 30-years-younger Jackson in Captain Marvel, you might have had to check yourself and say: “Wait, I knew Sam Jackson looked good for a 70-year-old, but not that good.”

Digital de-ageing is a great tool to have in the box, of course, and film-makers are having fun with it. Ang Lee’s forthcoming Gemini Man pits a grey, grizzled Will Smith against a younger version of himself. And even
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Everything We Learned From Mindy Kaling and Nancy Meyers’ Juicy Produced By Convo

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Everything We Learned From Mindy Kaling and Nancy Meyers’ Juicy Produced By Convo
Mindy Kaling and Nancy Meyers — two titans of romantic comedies and layered, human storytelling overall — gathered Saturday in a wide-ranging conversation about their experiences as filmmakers in a changing market.

At Produced By, the annual conference of the Producers Guild of America, the pair had an hour to share a wealth of information about their respective tastes, challenges, budgets, marketing strategies and more.

The chat was timely, thanks to Kaling’s Amazon Studios comedy “Late Night” hitting this weekend, but served as a fantastic excuse for an audience on Burbank’s Warner Bros. lot to overhear two influential creatives get to know each other.

Here’s a bit of what we learned:

Mindy appreciates modern comedy, but wants something more aspirational.

“Right now I feel like the main journey of comedy, the through-line of comedy right now, is kind of a sloppy, improvisational feel with grownups who are acting a
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Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ Emmy Fysee Event To Air On Own & Netflix

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Netflix and Own will air Sunday’s Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now Emmy Fysee panel on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 Pm Et/Pt. The conversations, hosted by Winfrey and DuVernay, will be recorded and will air immediately following the Season 4 premiere of DuVernay’s Queen Sugar drama series at 9 Pm June 12 on Own.

Oprah Winfrey Presents When They See Us Now will also feature Winfrey’s sit-down interview with the exonerated five men of the Central Park Five 1989 case for the first time. The conversations, closing out Netflix’s Fysee event, are set for Sunday at Raleigh Studios in Los Angeles.

Created, co-written and directed by DuVernay, the four-part When They See Us Now chronicles the notorious real-life case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit.

The event will include two conversations, the first with series’ actors Niecy Nash,
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"Joker" - Put On A Happy Face

Take a look at more leaked set images of actor Joaquin Phoenix, plus a spoiler story synopsis, from the DC Comics adaptation "Joker", written and directed by Todd Philips, opening October 2019:

"...living in 'Gotham', 'Arthur Fleck' (Phoenix)  is a nobody who works as a clown for a talent booking agency. A social worker keeps an eye on him because of his serious mental health issues, including a an uncontrollable habit of laughing whenever he's nervous. 

"Fleck also looks after his deranged mother, a former housekeeper for 'Thomas Wayne' who is running to become Mayor of Gotham City and ignores all correspondence from Fleck's mother.

"Losing his job, a rattled Fleck is mocked on the subway, by three Wall Street brokers he catches harassing a young woman. 

"Fleck kills the men and he gets away...

"...with the murders inspiring a 'Resist' the wealthy movement. 

"A desperate Arthur then
See full article at SneakPeek »

Comedy Central to Roast Alec Baldwin This Summer — Watch First Promo

Comedy Central to Roast Alec Baldwin This Summer — Watch First Promo
After spending the past few years roasting President Trump on Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin is getting a taste of his own medicine. The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin will be filmed this summer, TVLine has learned, and will assemble a yet-undecided group of A-listers — and Jeff Ross, probably — for an evening of good-natured ribbing.

“Getting roasted will be the greatest honor of my lifetime besides being a father, a husband, hosting SNL 17 times, receiving Golden Globes, Emmys, and working with Martin Scorsese,” Baldwin said in a statement.

“Alec Baldwin has done so many great things, it will be
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Intriguing New Story Details Regarding Joker Surface and Things Take a Strange Turn

Warner Bros. has been screening the upcoming DC movie Joker for test audiences and details from the film have started to find their way online.

We know the film will tell a tragic and dark version of how the classic Batman villain Joker became the Joker. The first trailer that was released teased a heartbreaking story of a man with a mental illness who finds himself descending down a dark path.

Well, now we have some detailed story information to share with you on the Todd Phillips-directed film. The info comes from Splash Report, and if you don’t want to know any more information than you already do, here’s a spoiler alert!

The story is set in 1981 and Gotham is overrun with a plague of crime and garbage. Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a Clown for a talent booking agency and he is being seen by
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Insiders Say Joaquin Phoenix Is Guaranteed An Oscar Nom For Joker

Although the hype and excitement around both Avengers: Endgame and Shazam! have died down in the past couple of weeks, there are still plenty of superhero movies to look forward to. Spider-Man: Far From Home is due out next month, and soon enough, Warner Bros. Pictures’ standalone Joker will be hitting the big screen, too.

Still, while Todd Phillips’ latest film has largely been kept under wraps, plenty of plot leaks and unconfirmed spoilers have made their way to the internet. Earlier today, we caught wind of a handful of juicy story beats, which seem to suggest that Arthur Fleck/Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) will start a revolution pitting the poor against the rich, all set in a less pristine version of Gotham City during the early ’80s.

If you’re wary about spoiling yourself, you’ll definitely want to stay clear of any rumor articles, as it seems a handful
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