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Tommy Lee Jones movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Fugitive,’ ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’

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Tommy Lee Jones movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Fugitive,’ ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
Happy 72nd Birthday, Tommy Lee Jones! Though he has played his share of rednecks in films, the Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner is in real life a top-notch polo player and famously was Vice President Al Gore‘s roommate while both were studying at Harvard. Jones is an actor who is always full of surprises.

Having gotten his start acting in soap operas and independent films, Jones quickly moved up the ladder, earning his first Golden Globe nomination as singer Loretta Lynn‘s husband in “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (opposite Academy Award champ Sissy Spacek). As his work continued to grow, so did Jones’ trophy case. In his film career of over four decades, Jones earned four Oscar nominations three Golden Globe nominations (also including a win for “The Fugitive”) and four Screen Actors Guild nominations (including two SAG trophies for 2007’s “No Country For Old Men” and 2012’s “Lincoln”).

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Today in Soap Opera History (September 15)

1964: Primetime soap opera Peyton Place premiered on ABC.

1988: Santa Barbara's Eden Capwell was raped.

2009: Guiding Light's Alan Spaulding died.

2010: As the World Turns' Carly and Jack married one last time."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1964: Primetime soap opera Peyton Place premiered on ABC. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, the series was preceded by a 1957 film adaptation. Peyton Place ran for 514 total episodes with the series finale airing on June 2, 1969.

In the first episode, Dr. Michael Rossi (Ed Nelson) arrived from New York City to set up practice in town.
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Tommy Lee Jones movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Tommy Lee Jones movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Happy 72nd Birthday, Tommy Lee Jones! Though he has played his share of rednecks in films, the Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner is in real life a top-notch polo player and famously was Vice President Al Gore‘s roommate while both were studying at Harvard. Jones is an actor who is always full of surprises.

Having gotten his start acting in soap operas and independent films, Jones quickly moved up the ladder, earning his first Golden Globe nomination as singer Loretta Lynn‘s husband in “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (opposite Academy Award champ Sissy Spacek). As his work continued to grow, so did Jones’ trophy case. In his film career of over four decades, Jones earned four Oscar nominations three Golden Globe nominations (also including a win for “The Fugitive”) and four Screen Actors Guild nominations (including two SAG trophies for 2007’s “No Country For Old Men” and 2012’s “Lincoln”).

So,
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Chloë Sevigny Channels ‘Lizzie’; ‘American Chaos’, ‘Bel Canto’ Join Weekend –  Specialty B.O. Preview

Following a late summer trickle of new Specialties, distributors are releasing a torrent of limited releases just as the Toronto Film Festival heads into its finale this weekend. Roadside Attractions/Saban Films have teamed on psychological thriller Lizzie with Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart based on the famous New England murder of the 1890s; the film opens in New York and L.A. before going to the top 50 markets next weekend. Producer-director Jim Stern launches his documentary American Chaos, spotlighting the 2016 presidential election, via Sony Pictures Classics. Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe star in Bel Canto, based on a novel of the same title by Ann Patchett. The general election also forms the backdrop to romance A Boy. A Girl. A Dream from Samuel Goldwyn Films, which hits five dozen theaters Friday. Sundance and SXSW favorite Science Fair begins its theatrical run via National Geographic Documentary Films. And Cranked Up Films,
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Assassin, Agent and Art Thief: Pierce Brosnan’s vast filmography

Cameron Frew looks back over the career of Pierce Brosnan

“So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me, S.O.S.” If you were to ask any movie fan in the 90s if they thought they’d hear Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond utter those iconic Abba words on film, they’d probably laugh in your face. But over 20 years later, the versatile Irishman is famed for more than having a licence to kill. In the past three years he’s ferried Owen Wilson out of a coup-ridden foreign country, went up against none other than Jackie Chan in Netflix’s The Foreigner, and is due returning to the small screen for a second season of oil-driven, acclaimed western The Son. He may never quite escape the Bond facade – but Brosnan is always a worthwhile performer. Saying that, look deeper into his filmography and there is
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Chris Hemsworth Shares New Men In Black Bts Video

Here come the Men in Black, galaxy defenders…

Production is now well underway on Sony’s upcoming reboot and to prove it, Chris Hemsworth has shared a new behind the scenes video. Though hardly revealing, we see the Thor: Ragnarok star shaving his stuntman, Bobby Hanton, who’s worked with the actor on a number of films – including all his McU efforts.

Those hoping to see some footage or even a proper look at what’s in store may have to wait a bit longer, as this video provides none of that, but given that production’s progressing along smoothly, we imagine it’ll be just a matter of time now before some official promo material arrives. After all, the movie’s less than a year away from release, so some hi-res photos should be coming soon.

Behind the scenes on Mib getting @BobbyHanton camera ready. Unfortunately they didn’t
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Tues Top 10: Oscar's All Time Favorite Supporting Actors

by Nathaniel R

Tommy Lee Jones in JFKLet's discuss Oscar hiearchies, again. This one is ultra specific but we're doing it for balance since we did the supporting actresses last week. Who are Oscar's 10 favorite supporting actors of all time? We'll work the ranking like so: Supporting nominations count most, with wins acting like half a nomination to help determine rank. The tiebreaker is the spread of time of nominations which can denote either long term fandom on the Academy's part or shortlived enthusiasms.

In contrast to supporting actress where the leaders were clear and the nomination counts higher but among fewer people, very narrow statistics separated all of the runners up from the top ten. Though if you must know, the unlucky #11 was Tommy Lee Jones, who would have ranked 5th on the top ten had he won the Oscar for Lincoln As He Should Have. But we'll discuss
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Disney Casts Thor: Ragnarok Star To Lead Lady And The Tramp Remake

Disney’s plowing ahead with its plans to remake as many of its classic animated movies as possible in live-action/CGI and the latest on the production line is a reboot of 1955 canine love story Lady and the Tramp, which Charlie Bean (The Lego Ninjago Movie) is directing from a script by Andrew Bujalski.

It was announced last month that Justin Theroux was voicing the lovable rogue the Tramp and now, Collider’s revealed that he’ll be joined by Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson as Lady. But that’s not all, as another Marvel actor’s been added to the cast, too.

Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War‘s Benedict Wong will play Charlie, a British bulldog. Ashley Jensen (Sherlock Gnomes), meanwhile, is set for the role of Jackie, a gender-flipped version of Scottish terrier Jock, while the only live-action actor currently attached is Dope‘s Kiersey Clemons, who
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Beauty vs Beast: Fashion, Disasters

Jason from Mnpp here with another edition of "Beauty vs Beast" -- the year 1972 is the "Year of the Month" at Tfe for August and coincidentally I'd just listed my favorite films of 1972 over on my own site recently. There I chose five fave films but it's not hard for me to narrow it down further and choose my absolute favorite from that bunch - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant is my favorite Fassbinder (which is saying quite a bit given my love for Fassbinder) and it stars my favorite Fassbinder actress (I'm Team Margit from way back) in a lesbian bed death match with Everybody Else's Favorite Fassbinder Actress (Hanna Schygulla as the beautiful user Karin)... which makes it perfect for one of these polls!

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Previously We wish The Fugitive a happy 25 last week and y'all tossed your lot in with the man accused,
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Agent Stuart Manashil Pleads Guilty to Defrauding CAA

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Stuart Manashil, a former literary agent at Wme, is awaiting sentencing in New York federal court on a charge of defrauding CAA while he was an agent there from 2011 through 2014.

Manashil, 43, pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud on March 30. He left CAA for Wme in 2014, and left Wme in 2017 to become a manager.

“During the time period stated in the information, I agreed with others in California to knowingly divert funds to them that were rightfully due to my employer,” Manashil told Judge Barbara Moses. “In furtherance of this activity, fraudulent representations and documents were utilized, as well as emails among myself and other participants.”

Manashil’s management clients include Fede Alvarez, director of the forthcoming “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”; actor James Van Der Beek; director Olivier Assayas; and Brad Furman, director of the Johnny Depp film “City of Lies,” on which Manashil is credited as a producer.
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Rebecca Hall To Make Directorial Debut With ‘Passing’; Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga Star In Adaptation Of 1920s Novel

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Rebecca Hall To Make Directorial Debut With ‘Passing’; Tessa Thompson & Ruth Negga Star In Adaptation Of 1920s Novel
Exclusive: Rebecca Hall has set up Passing, an adaptation based on Nella Larsen’s 1920s Harlem Renaissance novel that explores the practice of racial passing, a term used for a person classified as a member of one racial group who seeks to be accepted by a different racial group. Hall has penned the script and will direct in her feature helming debut, with Westworld star Tessa Thompson and Oscar nominee Ruth Negga attached to star in the film.

Margot Hand of Picture Films and Oren Moverman of Sight Unseen are producing, with Angela Robinson serving as executive producer.

First published in 1929, Passing follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, Clare Kendry (Negga) and Irene Redfield (Thompson), whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.

Larsen, who also wrote the 1928 novel Quicksand, is regarded as a central figure in American modernism, and
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Beauty vs Beast: Running Mates

Jason Adams from Mnpp here with this week's "Beauty vs Beast" query -- when I saw it written in my calendar that today is the 25th anniversary of The Fugitive my first thought is I must have done that movie for this series before, but a quick skim tells me I hadn't, and so here we are! I vividly remember The Fugitive coming out in the summer of 1993, a banner year for this movie-lover - I had gone to see Jurassic Park a dozen times by then and I needed something fresh and new to feed this newly awoken beast inside me; Harrison Ford leaping out of a train-crash did the trick.

I went to see the film several times after that, but save a few minutes here and there on TV I don't think I have seen it since? Still it's an easy enough film to remember, especially after
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‘The Fugitive’ at 25: Hollywood Doesn’t Make This Kind of Movie Anymore, and That’s a Shame

The Fugitive is an amazing movie. It absolutely deserved to be nominated for Best Picture and earn Tommy Lee Jones an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Andrew Davis’ 1993 adaptation of the 1960s TV series of the same name is a tense thrill ride from start to finish, featuring some outstanding action, brilliant pacing, and unforgettable scenes. It’s also a movie that would likely never get made today, or if it were, it would have to be done in the ironic sense with a low-budget comedy scale. To do a straightforward adaptation and give it the funding to …
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Mission Impossible’s Rebecca Ferguson in high demand as she joins the Men in Black spin-off

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She may have recently given birth to a child but that isn’t stopping Mission Impossible’s Rebecca Ferguson from lining up some new roles.

Ferguson – who is currently starring in the sixth outing in the Mi saga – has signed on to join Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in the Men in Black spin-off. She has also recently closed a deal to star in the adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep.

Although the character she will play in the Men In Black revival hasn’t come to light, it has been revealed that she will play Rose the Hat in the prequel to The Shining.

The Mib Spin-off will see Em (played by Tessa Thompson) as she goes on a journey to prove herself by joining the London branch of the Mib. She is partnered with “former ace” Mib agent “H” (played by Chris Hemsworth) and the pair soon
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Watch Chris Hemsworth Train For Men In Black In Awesome New Video

While quirky gadgets and futuristic weapons have been among the trademark elements of the Men in Black series, it’s hard to deny that there’s some satisfaction to be found in the thought of seeing Chris Hemsworth straight up punch a few aliens.

Though it’s unclear yet if hand-to-hand combat is a route that the fourth film will be taking, we can at least imagine what these brawls might look like with this new behind the scenes training montage, featuring the Thor actor preparing for his role as Agent H.

Outdoor session in London for Mib!! Cheers to @zocothebodypro for posing as an alien and letting me beat up on him. Sorry for the boot in the face #MenInBlack pic.twitter.com/lFP3sZBYkK

— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) July 27, 2018

The footage was posted to Hemsworth’s own Twitter account with the accompanying text: “Outdoor session in London for Mib!
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‘Skyscraper’ Actor Chin Han Looks Back on His First Hollywood Film Role

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‘Skyscraper’ Actor Chin Han Looks Back on His First Hollywood Film Role
Chin Han remembers the days when he had to hang up his costumes backstage at the end of a play, before his transition to Hollywood introduced him to costume designers and dressers. The thespian spent much of his early acting career in Singapore, performing in theatrical shows like Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” It wasn’t until a friend recommended him for a film role in the 1990s that he moved out to Los Angeles, launching a TV and film career that has spanned projects ranging from superhero blockbuster “The Dark Knight” to disaster pic “2012” and biomedical drama “Contagion.” In his latest role, he stars alongside Dwayne Johnson as architect Zhao Long Zhi in the CGI spectacle “Skyscraper,” which hit theaters July 13.

Chin Han received his first mention in Variety on Aug. 15, 1997, when production began on his first Hollywood film, “Blindness,” in which he played Daniel Hong.

What was the transition to Hollywood like?
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The Batman Will Reportedly Include Harvey Dent

Now that we’ve heard Matt Reeves is likely looking to Frank Miller’s Year One graphic novel for influence, our next topic for discussion pertaining to The Batman actually ties in with that. Keep in mind that if indeed this all pans out, a strict adaptation is not to be expected. Still, those of you familiar with the book will recognize some similarities.

Chief among those will be a certain supporting character: Harvey Dent. Though moviegoers are already well acquainted with this guy, it’s somewhat vital to include him if the Caped Crusader’s earlier days are to be explored. Granted, his role in Year One itself was very minor, but it could be expanded in Reeves’ film.

According to Revenge of the Fans, Gotham City’s District Attorney is only mentioned as being such, with no confirmation of his transition to becoming Two-Face included in the report.
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Emma Thompson Returns as Agent O in New Men in Black Movie

Emma Thompson Returns as Agent O in New Men in Black Movie
Emma Thompson has boarded the cast of the upcoming Men in Black 4 spin-off. The two-time Oscar-winning actress will reprise her role as Agent O, which she previously played in 2012's Men in Black 3. Emma Thompson joins a mostly new cast that is headlined by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who reunite as the new agents we'll track on this adventure following their team-up in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.

This is a particularly important bit of casting when it comes to this Men in Black spin-off. Though Sony has been pretty clear that this isn't an outright reboot, without the presence of Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, it was difficult to know for sure if this new movie was going to have any actual ties to the previous three movies. Indeed, having Emma Thompson back as Agent O will provide the glue that connects Men in Black 4 to its predecessors. This

Emma Thompson Returns as Agent O in New Men in Black Movie

Emma Thompson Returns as Agent O in New Men in Black Movie
Emma Thompson has boarded the cast of the upcoming Men in Black 4 spin-off. The two-time Oscar-winning actress will reprise her role as Agent O, which she previously played in 2012's Men in Black 3. Emma Thompson joins a mostly new cast that is headlined by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who reunite as the new agents we'll track on this adventure following their team-up in 2017's Thor: Ragnarok.

This is a particularly important bit of casting when it comes to this Men in Black spin-off. Though Sony has been pretty clear that this isn't an outright reboot, without the presence of Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, it was difficult to know for sure if this new movie was going to have any actual ties to the previous three movies. Indeed, having Emma Thompson back as Agent O will provide the glue that connects Men in Black 4 to its predecessors. This
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Oscars 2019: 20th Century Fox strong slate led by ‘Widows,’ ‘Ad Astra’ …

Last year, 20th Century Fox had two films in Oscar contention based on true stories: the P.T. Barnum musical biopic “The Great Showman” starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams; and “The Post,” Steven Spielberg‘s docudrama about the 1971 decision by Washington Post publisher Kay Graham (Meryl Streep) to trust her editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) and publish a classified dossier on the escalating American involvement in the Vietnam conflict.

This year, the studio has four strong contenders led by Steve McQueen‘s “Widows,” a film version of a hit British TV series. This is his first film since the Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave” in 2013. The all-star cast is led by Viola Davis, who could well be nominated for her leading role as a woman who takes over the planning of a bank robbery after her husband dies.

Below, detailed listings of each of these Oscar contenders, including release dates,
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