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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Lands at A24 Ahead of Toronto Film Festival

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Julianne Moore’s ‘Gloria Bell’ Lands at A24 Ahead of Toronto Film Festival
A24 has acquired the U.S. rights to Julianne Moore’s “Gloria Bell,” the distributor announced Monday.

Sebastian Lelio’s newest film also stars John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson, and Michael Cera. Written and directed by Lelio, “Gloria Bell” is a remake of his 2013 breakout Chilean feature of the same name.

Lelio also directed 2017’s Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” as well as 2018’s “Disobedience” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Also Read: Julia Roberts TV Series 'Homecoming' to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

A24 is planning a spring 2019 release for “Gloria Bell” following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The film follows Gloria (Moore) who is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at her office job and her nights on the dance floor. When she meets Arnold (Turturro), she finds herself in the midst of an unexpected romance.

“Lelio has made a completely heartwarming and winning new film,
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More Celebrities Join Star-Studded Lineup for SU2C Telecast

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (Eif), is proud to announce that the Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special on Friday, Sept. 7 (8:00 – 9:00 Pm Et/Pt / 7:00 – 8:00 Pm Ct).

Mahershala Ali, Kathy Bates, Katie Couric, Jennifer Garner, Tony Hale, Marg Helgenberger, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Marlee Matlin, Matthew McConaughey, Maria Menounos, Jillian Michaels, Trevor Noah, Dak Prescott, Italia Ricci, Rob Riggle, Karla Souza, David Spade, Keith Urban, and Reese Witherspoon will participate in this memorable event — marking 10 years since the first telecast and 10 years of SU2C’s lifesaving research achievements. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Bradley Cooper, Academy Award-nominated actor, will return as co-executive producer along with the renowned live-event producing team Done + Dusted, working again with the Stand Up To Cancer production team, after
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Channel 4, Hulu Head Into ‘The Light’ With Jack Thorne

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Channel 4 has commissioned a new four-part drama from BAFTA- and Tony-winning writer Jack Thorne. Produced by The Forge in association with Hulu in the U.S., “The Light” will mark Thorne’s third drama for Channel 4 and Hulu that explores how the media spotlight can affect a community in the wake of a disaster.

“The Light” will focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small town in Wales, claiming many lives and threatening to tear the community apart as grief gives way to anger and blame. The series forms a loose trilogy with the writer’s previous four-part dramas for Channel 4 and Hulu, “National Treasure” and “Kiri.”

“At the beginning of ‘National Treasure’ we started talking about the possibilities of a trilogy which peeked behind the curtains of this country and tried to ask difficult questions about who we are and how the media paints us,
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Scarlett Johansson tops the list of highest-paid female film stars for 2018

Forbes has revealed its annual list of the highest-paid female film stars in Hollywood, with Avengers: Infinity War star Scarlett Johannson taking first place with earnings of $40.5 million in the twelve months through to June 2018.

Johansson did not appear in last year’s top ten, which saw Oscar-winner Emma Stone claiming top spot with $26 million, while the actress has another bumper payday on the horizon, with Marvel reportedly set to give her a $25 million fee for the Black Widow solo movie – a record for a female star.

In second place this year is Angelina Jolie with $28 million thanks in part to the upcoming Disney sequel Maleficent II, while Jennifer Aniston is in third place, the majority of her $19.5 million earnings coming from endorsements rather than acting.

Here’s a look at the full top ten:

1. Scarlett Johansson $40.5m

2. Angelina Jolie $28m

3. Jennifer Aniston $19.5m

4. Jennifer Lawrence $18m

5. Reese Witherspoon $16.5m
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Sissy Spacek Opens up About Her Career, Family, and Loving Her Age! (Exclusive)

Sissy Spacek rose to fame playing teenagers, from the tortured high schooler Carrie to child bride turned-country singer Loretta Lynn. Now at 68, she’s embracing her age with a still-youthful enthusiasm. "It’s the most incredible thing," the actress exclusively shared with Closer Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now. "People treat you with more respect. They open doors and let you hang on to them. It really is the best time!" This year, Sissy celebrates 44 years of marriage to film production designer Jack Fisk, 72, with whom she’s raised daughters Schuyler, 36, and Madison, 29. And she’s experiencing a career renaissance, playing Robert Redford’s love interest in what he’s said will be his final film as an actor, The Old Man & the Gun, co-starring with Julia Roberts in the Amazon series Homecoming, and reuniting with Carrie author Stephen King for Hulu’s horror thriller Castle Rock.
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At last, an Oscar for popular film. Because who needs another The Shape Of Water? | Hadley Freeman

Many of the most enduring films of the past few decades remain ungarlanded

When I was a kid, my parents had an amazingly impressive collection of video cassettes, from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to Shoah (nothing like a nine-hour Holocaust documentary to make these cosy nights in go with a swing). But my favourite tape was The 65th Anniversary Of The Academy Awards: Oscars Greatest Hits! I was not so much obsessed with this video as possessed by it, and to this day my go-to karaoke song is Billy Crystal’s opening number from the 1991 Oscars: “Ghost! Can it win this lottery?/ Ghost! Made me take up pottery.” Do you want to know when Cher took Val Kilmer to the Oscars as her date? How pissed off Barbra Streisand looked in 1992, not to be up for best director for The Prince Of Tides? Then you, my friend, have come to the right columnist.
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Julia Roberts Is Allegedly Bitter About Not Being Involved in 'Ocean's 8'

She may have starred in Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12 alongside George Clooney and Brad Pitt in 2001 and 2004, but Julia Roberts had no involvement in the 2018 all-girls spin-off Ocean's 8 — and she's allegedly not too happy about it. "Julia said, 'I haven't seen it and I won't be seeing it,' and that was the end of that," an insider, who saw Julia at a press event for Homecoming, revealed to Star in the magazine's newest issue, on newsstands now. (Photo Credit: Splash) The source added, "When someone else brought up Ocean's 8, Julia's PR person stopped them. She looked annoyed to even be asked about it." The movie — which premiered in June — starred Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, and more. However, Julia shouldn't feel too bad — and that's because the role almost didn't happen for Sandra either! In a previous interview, Sandra revealed
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Scarlett Johansson Is 2018's Highest Paid Actress in the World

Scarlett Johansson Is 2018's Highest Paid Actress in the World
It has been reported that Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in Hollywood, earning $40.5 million from June 1st, 2017 to June 1st, 2018. Last year's highest paid actress was Emma Stone, who earned $26 million, thanks to the wildly successful La La Land. However, Stone did not earn over $10 million this past year, so she didn't make the list. Helping Johansson take the number one spot was the worldwide box office smash Infinity War. Johansson's Black Widow wasn't even really in the movie a whole lot, but the Marvel Studios project was enough to command her the top spot of highest paid actresses.

Avengers: Infinity War arrived in theaters at the end of April and delivered the goods to Marvel Cinematic Universe fans all over the world. To date, the film has brought in over $2 billion worldwide, easily making it the highest grossing movie of the year. Adding to Scarlett Johansson's earnings
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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Cast Recalls Performing for Julia Roberts

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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Cast Recalls Performing for Julia Roberts
Samantha Barks didn’t watch Julia Roberts and Richard Gere’s iconic “Pretty Woman” in preparation for her starring role in the new Broadway musical adaptation of the 1990 film.

“It’s so hard to watch it because it’s such a beautiful, iconic performance,” Barks, who plays Vivian Ward, the hooker with a heart of gold, told Variety on Thursday at the musical’s opening night. “You can’t do your own thing for a minute and breathe. We’re lucky we have so many songs to sing, which adds new layers to the character.”

Though Roberts didn’t attend opening night at the Nederlander Theatre, she came to a performance while the show was running previews. The part of Vivian Ward launched Roberts into superstardom, so naturally, Barks said it was “petrifying” performing for her.

“Luckily, I didn’t know she was in the audience,” Barks recalled. “They made a speech [after the performance] like,
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Scarlett's Black Widow Dough and 2018's Highest Paid Actresses

I always find Forbes annual list of highest paid actresses suspect because when you dig into it you realize the huge sums aren't necessarily for acting but for being spokespersons for various products or fashion houses. Of course that requires the celebrity that comes from acting hence the fusion of commerce and art. With some mainstays of the list, like Jennifer Aniston who is on it every year, the money is largely for commercials with the films being commercials for her celebrity to keep the commercial endorsement business going. With others the money is largely the frequent hit films (Melissa McCarthy). Franchises definitely help: Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson both made Marvel money this past year, Angelina Jolie's big number is her upfront pay for Maleficent 2, and Gal Gadot's is her sudden cash-in on her new celebrity from helping to make Wonder Woman such a massive global
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‘Pretty Woman’ Broadway Review: The Hooker Julia Roberts Made Famous Is Back, and She Can Belt

Prostitutes, once a staple of the Broadway musical, have been keeping a low profile in recent years. The old fantasy of sleeping with guys and making good money yielded long ago to real horror stories of exploitation, sexism, drug addiction and human trafficking. None of which has stopped Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton from turning their hit 1990 movie “Pretty Woman” into a Broadway musical, which opened Thursday at the Nederlander Theatre.

Marshall directed the movie and Lawton wrote the screenplay, and they’re credited this time around as writers of the book, which means “Pretty Woman” the musical is a too-faithful adaptation of the original.

They have made one small but important update. The heroine’s seamy occupation is acknowledged at the get-go by turning her first song into a heartfelt lament, “Anywhere but Here,” effectively delivered in country style by a strong-voiced Samantha Barks.

Also Read: 'Gettin' the
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Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review

Broadway’s ‘Pretty Woman’ Musical: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go – Review
I might not be the target audience for Pretty Woman – The Musical, seeing as how I was never a fan of Pretty Woman – The Movie. Just never thought it was cute, funny or charming when Richard Gere, in that 1990 star-making movie, jokingly snapped shut that proffered jewelry box, drawing the startled, wide-mouthed guffaw that transformed Julia Roberts into Julia Roberts.

And that was 10 years before the Millennium, well before the Laugh became schtick, and well well before #MeToo and Time’s Up did in – to anyone who was listening – the romanticization of sexual commodification in Hollywood.

Follow-your-dream American Idol platitudes and ’90s nostalgia don’t come close to explaining how or why Pretty Woman made its Cinderella trip from rom-com guilty pleasure to cloying, regressive Broadway musical. Bland Mor songs, costumes mistaking gaudy for glitzy and a sugary lead performance add up to one very smudged, very ill-fitting glass slipper.
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Broadway Review: ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’

Broadway Review: ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’
When the 1990 movie comedy “Pretty Woman” catapulted Julia Roberts to stardom, it was widely reported that Disney and late director Garry Marshall had tweaked J.F. Lawton’s downbeat prostitute/john tale “Three Thousand” into a sumptuous rom-com, to the profit of all concerned. Its newest incarnation sanitizes the tale completely. With anything mature or sensual systematically removed, “Pretty Woman: The Musical” goes all-in on fantasy, casting two sizzling talents, Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, as bland, pretty people singing pretty Bryan Adams-Jim Vallance tunes with nothing much at stake. Stubbornly inconsequential, it’s a morally uplifting fairy tale of which everyone, young and old alike, can be skeptical.

The Lawton-Marshall libretto fundamentally sticks to the screenplay line by line, joke by joke. Multimillionaire corporate raider Edward Lewis (Karl) hops in a brand-new 1989 Lotus Esprit and, in an impulse maybe only Hugh Grant could explain, whisks streetwalker Vivian Ward (Barks) from Hollywood Blvd.
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The 4K Blu-ray Release of Steven Spielberg's Hook Will Feature 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

Hook may not be Steven Spielberg's best movie, but it does hold a special place in the hearts for many of those who grew up with it. I loved Hook when I was a kid, hell, I still enjoy watching the movie every now and then!

For those of you who are fans of the film, you'll be happy to know that the upcoming 4K Blu-ray release will include 11 never-before-seen deleted scenes from the film! I have no idea what those scenes will entail, but I'm excited to see what they are!

Here are the details that were released:

Hook is fully restored in 4K from the original camera negative, with approval on the 4K High Dynamic Range master from director Steven Spielberg. In addition, the film features exclusive Dolby Atmos audio for maximum impact and includes 11 never-before-seen deleted scenes—a rare treat for fans and newcomers alike.

There
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Amazon’s Julia Roberts-Fronted TV Drama ‘Homecoming’ To Have World Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

Amazon StudiosJulia Roberts-fronted TV drama Homecoming will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, leading the event’s TV line-up.

The psychological thriller, which is based on the eponymous podcast, will screen its first four episodes as part of Tiff’s Primetime series, which runs September 6 through September 16.

Elsewhere, Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss, which is created by Kit Steinkellner and directed by James Ponsoldt and explores the life of a young widow as she grieves the loss of her husband, will also screen four episodes.

International series include French sci-fi series Ad Vitam, about a collective suicide masterminded by seven teenagers that occurs after the world’s longest-living human being turns 169 years old, Eric Khoo’s horror Folklore: A Mother’s Love & Pob, which is a co-pro between Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore, and Noa Yedlin’s Israeli comedy Stockholm.

“Cinematic television has
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Julia Roberts TV thriller 'Homecoming' to premiere at Tiff Primetime

Julia Roberts TV thriller 'Homecoming' to premiere at Tiff Primetime
French sci-fi Ad Vitam to screen. Industry programme includes ‘inclusion rider’ academic Dr Stacy Smith, Werner Herzog.

Tiff top brass on Thursday (August 16) unveiled the Primetime sidebar of TV selections including the first four hours of Amazon StudiosJulia Roberts psychological TV thriller Homecoming, while Taika Waititi makes his first visit to the festival as part of a diverse industry programme.

Homecoming, directed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, is based on the podcast by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg about the truth behind a military reintegration facility.

Primetime brings a very international flavour to its fourth annual selection this year.
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Julia Roberts TV Series ‘Homecoming’ to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

The Amazon series “Homecoming,” starring Julia Roberts and directed by “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail, will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Thursday.

Homecoming,” a psychological thriller created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, is one of the five series that will be included in the festival’s Primetime program, which is devoted to TV from around the world.

Also included in the Toronto Primetime program: “Sorry for Your Loss,” a Facebook Watch series created by Kit Steinkellner and directed by James Ponsoldt, Jessica Yu and Allison Anders; the French sci-fi series “Ad Vitam,” directed by Thomas Cailley; the Asian horror anthology series “Folklore: A Mother’s Love & Pob,” from showrunner Eric Khoo; and David Syrkin’s Israeli comedy “Stockholm.”

Also Read: Sam Esmail Takes Credit for 'Finally' Making Julia Roberts-Dermot Mulroney an On-Screen Couple

Toronto also announced some of the
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TV Comes to Tiff: Julia Roberts-Starring ‘Homecoming’ and More Set for World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

For the fourth year running, Tiff has found ways to include an international range of television into its lineup via the Primetime program, which will spotlight five new series as part of this year’s festival.

Notably, “Homecoming” star Julia Roberts now has two reasons to go to Toronto, as the upcoming Amazon Studios drama, based on the hit podcast and directed by “Mr. Robot” Emmy winner Sam Esmail, will be making its world premiere in Toronto.

The other selections include:

The French sci-fi series “Ad Vitam,” directed by Thomas Cailley and described in the official Tiff release as “about a collective suicide masterminded by seven teenagers that occurs after the world’s longest-living human being turns 169 years old. Threatened by humanity’s efforts to extinguish death and aging, a rebellion rises against regeneration technology, leaving many to question the meaning of life and immortality.” Two episodes will screen for the show’s international premiere.
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Toronto: Amazon's 'Homecoming,' Facebook's 'Sorry For Your Loss' Get First Looks

The Toronto Film Festival on Thursday unveiled world premieres for Amazon's Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, and Facebook Watch's upcoming series Sorry for Your Loss, with Elizabeth Olsen playing a young widow.

Toronto's Primetime showcase of groundbreaking TV series will screen the first four episodes of Sam Esmail's psychological thriller Homecoming, and the first four episodes of Sorry For Your Loss, a dark comedy about young window Leigh Gibbs (Olsen) as she deals with the grief of losing her husband while reconnecting with people from her past.

Primetime will also screen two episodes each of the French sci-fi series Ad Vitam, and ...
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Hook Is Coming to 4K Ultra HD with 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes

Hook Is Coming to 4K Ultra HD with 11 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
When Hook arrived in 1991, it wasn't met with the type of fanfare one might associate with a Steven Spielberg movie. Critics loathed it, most fans didn't like it, and over the years it's been called on of the worst in the man's back catalogue of true classics. But there's a faction of very young kids who grew up with the movie, and they're now adults, and somehow Hook became a beloved take on the Peter Pan fairy tale. Now, those fans who just can't get enough of Robin Williams as the boy who never grew up will be able to enjoy Hook in 4k Ultra HD this fall.

Just in time for the holiday season, take a trip back to Never Never Land with the timeless classic Hook, debuting on 4K Ultra HD and on Digital in 4K with Hdr October 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Internationally-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's
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