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ABC’s star-studded live ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ special could shake up the Emmys

ABC’s star-studded live ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’ special could shake up the Emmys
In May 2017, Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux announced they were teaming up to produce a live ABC special that would recreate classic sitcoms. Two years later, it’s finally happening. On Thursday, ABC announced that the 90-minute special will air on May 22 and will be a tribute to Norman Lear‘s seminal “All in the Family” and its spin-off “The Jeffersons.” The star-studded cast includes Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker and Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson. If this goes over well, watch out, Emmys.

While the special itself would be under the live variety special category, performers in live specials compete in the limited series/TV movie acting categories. And with a lot of fluidity in those races this year, these heavy hitters could definitely crash them. Tomei and Foxx are Oscar winners, while Harrelson is an Emmy champ and a three-time Oscar nominee. The
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The Marvel Movies Debrief - Thor: Ragnarok Recap, Legacy, and McU Connections

Richard Jordan Apr 18, 2019

The Thor franchise gets a new lease of life thanks to Taika Waititi, who gives the God of Thunder his best McU showcase yet

This article contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok and the wider McU.

"Life is about growth; it's about change..."

With Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in full swing, having already introduced a couple of major new characters and raised the stakes for the Earth-bound Avengers (in Captain America: Civil War), it was time for the Mighty Thor's third big-screen outing. It's fair to say, though, that the God of Thunder was in need of a bit of a rethink after his largely soulless second adventure, The Dark World. As Chris Hemsworth's Asgardian hero tells his up-to-his-old-tricks brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston), sometimes a change can do you good...

The man tasked by Marvel with leading that change was Taika Waititi. And change things he did.
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Shakespearean double play: Tragedy of ‘King Lear’ could triumph at both Tonys and Emmys

Shakespearean double play: Tragedy of ‘King Lear’ could triumph at both Tonys and Emmys
William Shakespeare is quite prolific for a playwright who has been dead for four centuries. His plays have been adapted many, many, many times. But 2019 is unique in that one of his most famous plays, the tragedy of “King Lear,” could win Tonys and Emmys in the very same year.

King Lear” is the story of an aged monarch choosing how to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. It was made into a 2018 telefilm that cut the play down to about two hours and moved the action to 21st century London. It aired on BBC Two last May, but it streamed on Amazon in September, so it’s eligible to win Emmys later this year. As of this writing it ranks third in our predictions for Best TV Movie, and Anthony Hopkins is a strong contender to be nominated for the title role.

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7th heaven? Benedict Cumberbatch could tie this Emmy record with a nomination for ‘Brexit’

7th heaven? Benedict Cumberbatch could tie this Emmy record with a nomination for ‘Brexit’
Benedict Cumberbatch is sitting just outside the top six in our Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor odds in seventh place, but seven could be his lucky number this year. If the Emmy winner makes it in for his HBO film “Brexit,” he’d tie Hal Holbrook‘s record of seven nominations in the category.

Cumberbatch’s potential haul might be even more impressive than that of Holbrook, who collected his bids in a 11-year span. Cumberbatch, meanwhile, has been nominated six times in the last seven years. 2015 was the only year he missed, and that’s just because he didn’t have anything that year. In other words, if Benedict Cumberbatch has a TV project in play, Benedict Cumberbatch gets an Emmy nomination.

His hot streak started in 2012 with his turn as the famed detective in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia,” losing to Kevin Costner in “Hatfields & McCoys.
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‘Meet Joe Black’ Goes Viral After 21 Years Thanks to Brad Pitt’s Insane Car Accident Scene

‘Meet Joe Black’ Goes Viral After 21 Years Thanks to Brad Pitt’s Insane Car Accident Scene
Martin Brest’s 1998 drama “Meet Joe Black” was a box office bomb in the U.S. with a $44 million gross on a $90 million production budget, but 21 years later it’s officially become a viral sensation. A clip from the movie resurfaced on Twitter this week featuring the film’s most ludicrous moment, a car accident scene in which Brad Pitt’s character gets bounced in the air between two moving vehicles, and it’s currently earned over 23,000 shares and nearly 90,000 likes. Only in the age of social media would “Meet Joe Black” find relevancy over two decades after its release.

Meet Joe Black” was distributed by Universal Pictures and was loosely based on the 1934 classic “Death Takes a Holiday.” The scene in question occurs after the first encounter between Claire Forlani’s Dr. Susan Parrish and Pitt’s unnamed man. The two characters meet in a coffee shop and have instant chemistry,
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Disney Investor Day: Bob Iger Declares “Strength & Optimism” Fuels Fox-Owning Mouse House & New Streaming Services

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Disney Investor Day: Bob Iger Declares “Strength & Optimism” Fuels Fox-Owning Mouse House & New Streaming Services
Developing …“Today’s presentation will show you where we’re going, but also remind you that we are starting from a position of strength and optimism,” Bob Iger announced at today’s Disney Investor Day on the 96-year old company’s Burbank lot.

“This is the first time that we’ve met with you since the Fox deal closed, the Disney boss added after an overview of the now melded media company played on the constantly sparkling huge screen behind him. “Did we miss anything?” he added with a smile and to laughs in the high tech suited up Stage 2

With an obvious interest to both plant a flag with its upcoming Disney+ steaming service and Apple’s talent heavy but detail-lite roll out of its own service on March 25 up in Silicon Valley, Iger and the teleprompter repeatedly returned to the notion of Disney’s “evergreen” ethos in his remarks.
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Last Year’s Winner: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: An actor from “American Crime Story” has won for each of the FX franchise’s nominated seasons. Darren Criss won in 2018 for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and Courtney B. Vance won for his role as Johnnie Cochran in “The People vs. O.J. Simpson.” “American Crime Story” is also the only program to win more than one trophy in the Best Limited Series or TV Movie category.

Fun Fact: Benedict Cumberbatch is one nomination away from tying the record for most nominations in the category. Currently, he’s at six nominations — six nominations in seven years, mind you — while Hal Holbrook has the most with seven. He’ll need a few more wins to threaten that champion, however. Laurence Olivier has four wins to Cumberbatch’s one.

Notable Ineligible Series: Cody Fern,
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5 Movies Starring Kate Winslet You May Have Not Heard About

When someone mentions Kate Winslet’s name, probably the first thing that comes to your mind is Titanic. This is quite expected because the movie “Titanic” is one of the highest grossing Hollywood movies of all time.

This British actress is also famous for her roles in “Quills,” “The Reader,” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Very few know that before debuting in the “Heavenly Creatures,” Kate appeared in the “Adrian Mole,” “Peter Pan,” and “Get Back,” all of which are British productions.

In any case, many of us know Kate as an A-list actress who only stars in blockbusters. But a few movies where she appears went undeservedly unnoticed, some only featured her in a small role, and some of them were complete disasters.

As Kate’s fan, you might want to watch some cool movies starring Kate, and some cringy ones that are not as famous as her masterpieces as well.
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Michael Bay Officially Done With Transformers, No Last Knight Sequel

Something pretty interesting is happening with the Transformers property at the moment. After 2017’s The Last Knight saw a commercial dip for this once incredibly successful franchise, Bumblebee has given us an alternative take on the series that drew much praise and attention of critics and fans who in the past had shown little affection for Michael Bay’s overblown spectacles.

For the first time in a while, then, the idea of additional entries into the franchise isn’t a cause for mass anxiety and dread, but rather, folks are excited to see where things go from here and what comes next. And while we still don’t know exactly what Paramount’s cooking up, Transformers producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has now offered a brief update, confirming that they won’t be making a sequel to The Last Knight, before stating that Bay is done with the franchise and won
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Janine Turner Joins ‘Patsy & Loretta’; ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Casts Johnell Young

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Former Northern Exposure star Janine Turner has been cast opposite Megan Hilty in Lifetime’s upcoming Patsy and Loretta, Forever, an original movie about the friendship between country music stars Patsy Cline (Hilty) and Loretta Lynn (Jessie Mueller). Turner will play Hilda Hensley, Patsy’s mother, and also her seamstress/costume designer and confidante. Patsy & Loretta will be executive produced by Neil Meron, in his first solo project since the death of longtime producing partner Craig Zadan. Oscar-winning Thelma & Louise writer Callie Khouri is directing, and Mark Nicholson is co-ep. Known for her Emmy-nominated work in Northern Exposure, Turnerr also heavily recurred in Friday Night Lights. On the film side, Turner can be seen in Solace opposite Anthony Hopkins. Turner is repped by Link Entertainment and Linda McCalister.

Johnell Young (Tales) is set as a series regular opposite Ashton Sanders in Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode
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‘Tales From The Loop’: Paul Schneider & Jonathan Pryce To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art

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‘Tales From The Loop’: Paul Schneider & Jonathan Pryce To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art
Exclusive: Paul Schneider (Channel Zero) and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) are set for lead roles opposite Rebecca Hall in Tales From the Loop, Amazon’s hourlong genre series based on the acclaimed sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag. It comes from writer Nathaniel Halpern, director Mark Romanek, Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho, and Swedish production and management company Indio. Fox 21 Television Studios is co-producing with Amazon Studios.

Tales from the Loop explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.

Schneider will play George, the founder of “The Loop’s” son. Pryce will portray Russ, the founder and leader of the Loop project.
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Julian Fellowes Says Lord Grantham Would Have Been a Brexiteer

Julian Fellowes Says Lord Grantham Would Have Been a Brexiteer
How is it possible that “Downton Abbey” has launched the prolific careers of Dan Stevens, Lily James, and Rose Leslie, while also introducing a new generation to the pleasures of Maggie Smith, Shirley MacLaine, and Richard E. Grant? Americans had been blind to Britain’s deep well of acting talent for years, but something about this window into the British class system via the lives of an aristocratic family and their domestic servants struck a chord with our otherwise inferior taste.

Lord Julian Fellowes, writer and creator of “Downton,” began his career as an actor; he played opposite Anthony Hopkins in “Shadowlands,” featured in Franco Zeffirelli’s “Jane Eyre,” and even makes an appearance in the James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies.” He credits this experience with instilling in him an ear for dialogue and penchant for character-driven narrative, but clearly there is something more going on. As a producer
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Madeline Brewer & Frank Whaley Join Jennifer Lopez Stx Strippers Pic ‘Hustlers’

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Madeline Brewer & Frank Whaley Join Jennifer Lopez Stx Strippers Pic ‘Hustlers’
Exclusive: The Handmaid’s Tale actress Madeline Brewer and Swimming with the Sharks star Frank Whaley have boarded Stx’s Hustlers, joining a huge cast that includes Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles , Oscar-winner Mercedes Ruehl, Trace Lysette and Mette Towley.

Writer-director Lorene Scafaria’s (The Meddler) movie, inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article, follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. Brewer will play Dawn, an exotic dancer who is part of the crew of savvy former strip club employees. Whaley’s role is being kept wraps.

Brewer recently starred in Focus Features/Participant/DreamWorks’ Captive State and also stars in Blumhouse’s Cam for Netflix. Her previous credits also include Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black and Black Mirror. She’ll next star in Seperation opposite Rupert Friend,
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The Silence of the Lambs with blogger Lucy Buglass – The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #28

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, film critic and blogger Lucy Buglass stops by to discuss the Oscar-dominating horror classic The Silence of the Lambs

On the latest episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, film critic and blogger Lucy Buglass of Lucy Goes to Hollywood joins me to dissect the horror classic The Silence of the Lambs. We dig into the best bits of Jonathan Demme’s movie, from the award-winning work of Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins to how it compares with other Hannibal Lecter films.

See Also: Listen to last week’s episode with film director Paddy Breathnach on a number of his favourites

If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher and leave us a comment, rating and review!

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Transformers: The Last Knight And Bumblebee Are Both Getting Sequels

What the Transformers franchise has lacked in critical acclaim, it’s more than made up for at the box office. 2007’s Transformers was a monster hit, and was followed by sequels of variable quality but that all made a bunch of money. With the release of The Last Knight in 2017 though, it seemed that the brakes might be put on the series.

The film underperformed at the box office, with many concluding that now might be the right time to reboot and retool the franchise. Then Bumblebee came out late last year, and its success proved that there might still be some life in the old dog yet.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura recently spoke to Japanese outlet Cinema about where the Autobots and Decepticons are going next and certainly feels that there’s a lot more story to tell, explaining the following:

“We are already working on two projects and both have scripts under development.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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The Marvel Movies Debrief: Thor Recap, Legacy, and McU connections

Rob Leane Mar 13, 2019

Chris Hemsworth steps up as the God of Thunder in Kenneth Branagh's Asgardian adventure. But how does the McU's fourth film hold up?

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This article contains spoilers for Thor and the wider McU.

"Wait for it..."

Those words, spoken by Natalie Portman's Jane Foster, provide the opening line of Kenneth Branagh's 2011 Thor. In the film, it refers to a quiet moment in Jane's van in the New Mexico desert, where the scientist is hoping to make a big discovery alongside Stellan Skarsgård's Erik Selvig and Kat Dennings' Darcy.

In the real world, the same three-word statement could be applied to Thor's journey to the big screen. First introduced by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby to the Marvel Comics canon in 1962, the God of Thunder would have to "wait for it" for nearly
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Jodie Foster Was Terrified of Acting and Anthony Hopkins, But Never of Directing

Jodie Foster Was Terrified of Acting and Anthony Hopkins, But Never of Directing
Jodie Foster started acting when she was just six years old and received her first of four Academy Awards nominations for performing when she was only 14, thanks to her work in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.” Foster went on to win Best Actress Oscars in 1989 and 1992, cementing her place as one of her generation’s greatest thespians. And yet the long-time actress and filmmaker is still convinced she doesn’t have the natural skill set to be a performer.

“I became an actor because it was my family business,” Foster said during her recent SXSW MasterClass at the 2019 edition of the festival. “I don’t remember becoming an actor, and I think I probably wouldn’t have become an actor. I think I would have become a lawyer, or something boring like that. So I was thrown into a craft that I didn’t necessarily have the right make up for.
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Chloë Grace Moretz on "Twisted Fairy Tale" Greta and Its Unconventional Horror Film Ending

If any universities out there are looking for someone to teach a class on how to properly scare the sh*t out of audiences with a horror film, I highly recommend giving Chloë Grace Moretz a call.

The 22-year-old star has been sending chills down audiences' spines ever since her very first role at just 5 years old, when she played young Chelsea Lutz in The Amityville Horror. She's followed it up with hair-raising appearances in everything from Matt Reeves's 2010 vampire chiller Let Me In to her blood-soaked outing as the titular telekinetic in the 2013 Carrie reboot. Now, she leads Greta, the Neil Jordan-directed psychological thriller that's terrifying enough to make you never want to speak to a stranger again.

Related: Netflix Has Upped Its Horror Game in 2019, and There Are Some Great Options

As Frances, Moretz comes across as wholesome, sweet, and just a bit naive, which is

Chloë Grace Moretz on "Twisted Fairy Tale" Greta and Its Unconventional Horror Film Ending

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If any universities out there are looking for someone to teach a class on how to properly scare the sh*t out of audiences with a horror film, I highly recommend giving Chloë Grace Moretz a call.

The 22-year-old star has been sending chills down audiences' spines ever since her very first role at just 5 years old, when she played young Chelsea Lutz in The Amityville Horror. She's followed it up with hair-raising appearances in everything from Matt Reeves's 2010 vampire chiller Let Me In to her blood-soaked outing as the titular telekinetic in the 2013 Carrie reboot. Now, she leads Greta, the Neil Jordan-directed psychological thriller that's terrifying enough to make you never want to speak to a stranger again.

Related: Netflix Has Upped Its Horror Game in 2019, and There Are Some Great Options

As Frances, Moretz comes across as wholesome, sweet, and just a bit naive, which is
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