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The Ultimate 2019 Film Preview

2018 is fast approaching its cinematic conclusion, which means that attention is inevitably shifting to 2019. This year appeared to be the year of the musical with The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, and A Star is Born all raking in the cash. It was also a good year for Marvel as both Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity Wars triumphed. The year is not over yet, however, with Aquaman, Bumblebee, and Mary Poppins Returns all releasing in time to take advantage of Christmas cinema-goers. But whilst 2018 might seem to have been a strong year for cinema, 2019 looks set to knock it out of the park. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our handy 2019 guide for all the proof you need.

Disney

The House of Mouse looks set to rule next year as the studio have an epic line-up, packed to bursting with fan favourite releases.
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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ray,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘Django Unchained’

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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ray,’ ‘Collateral,’ ‘Django Unchained’
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967. He changed his name when he began his career in stand-up comedy and chose “Foxx” to honor one of his comedic idols, Redd Foxx. He picked the first name “Jamie” because he noticed that female comics were usually given earlier times on open mic nights and he thought the androgynous name of Jamie might get him onstage earlier in the evening.

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Foxx’s love of comedy began early. By third grade he was already doing stand up for his elementary school classes. His popularity was such that if the class behaved properly the teacher would reward them by letting young Jamie tell them jokes. He moved to Los Angeles when he grew up and began appearing on the comedy circuit until he was cast on the television sketch show “In Living Color
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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Jamie Foxx movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967. He changed his name when he began his career in stand-up comedy and chose “Foxx” to honor one of his comedic idols, Redd Foxx. He picked the first name “Jamie” because he noticed that female comics were usually given earlier times on open mic nights and he thought the androgynous name of Jamie might get him onstage earlier in the evening.

Foxx’s love of comedy began early. By third grade he was already doing stand up for his elementary school classes. His popularity was such that if the class behaved properly the teacher would reward them by letting young Jamie tell them jokes. He moved to Los Angeles when he grew up and began appearing on the comedy circuit until he was cast on the television sketch show “In Living Color” alongside other newcomers such as David Alan Grier and Jim Carrey.
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Glenn Close on the One Line She Wanted to Cut From ‘The Wife’

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Glenn Close on the One Line She Wanted to Cut From ‘The Wife’
The Wife” features a tumultuous relationship between a married couple (Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close), and one scene in particular shook Close to her core, so much she almost refused to do it.

“The one where he’s dying and he says, ‘Do you love me?’ It was so upsetting to me that I stopped and said, ‘Do we have to have that line?” Close says. “‘Does he have to ask me that question as he’s dying? That’s not fair!’ But it’s more about him, and that’s what breaks my heart about that character, because he didn’t ever think he was worthy of love.”

Close also says the messy, tortured element is exactly what she loved about the story. “It was grown up and it was realistic and it was complex,” she says to Sam Elliott in Variety’s Actors on Actors series.

The actress
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Of Studio 54, Michael Jackson, Cary Grant And A Hollywood “Pimp”: Director Matt Tyrnauer On His Two Awards-Contending Docs

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Of Studio 54, Michael Jackson, Cary Grant And A Hollywood “Pimp”: Director Matt Tyrnauer On His Two Awards-Contending Docs
Director Matt Tyrnauer finds himself in contention for awards this year with not one but two feature-length documentaries. Taken together, they offer a unique social and cultural history of America from the late 1940s into the 1980s.

Studio 54 centers on the latter end of that time period, when entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed an old theater space in Manhattan into “the greatest nightclub of all time,” as Tyrnauer and many others consider it.

“You could look at other genres of nightclub like the Stork Club and say, ‘That was great, too,’” the director notes. “But there was certainly nothing in the modern era that ever approached Studio 54, as hard as everyone tried.”

From 1977 to 1979—the height of the disco era—the club became a magnet for celebrities and the non-famous, who cavorted in a drug-fueled atmosphere of revelry and wild abandon.

“It was the perfect expression of
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Steven Spielberg Reflects on Schindler’s List for 25th Anniversary: 'There's More at Stake' Now

Steven Spielberg Reflects on Schindler’s List for 25th Anniversary: 'There's More at Stake' Now
Although 25 years have passed since Steven Spielberg first released Schindler’s List, he believes the Holocaust film might be even more important now than ever for audiences to see.

The film, which tells the story of a German businessman who helped save the lives of thousands of Polish-Jewish people during the Holocaust, will be re-released to 1,000 theaters on Friday, and the 71-year-old director says it couldn’t come at a better time.

“I think this is maybe the most important time to re-release the film,” he said in an interview with NBC Nightly News.

“Possibly now is an even more
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Schindler's List at 25: looking back on Spielberg's defining Holocaust drama

A big-screen rerelease leads to a re-examination of the 1993 Oscar winner which had a profound effect on critics and audiences

Twenty-five years ago, Steven Spielberg brought out two of his best movies, in a matter of months. The films were poles apart in style and subject matter, and the process of completing one while shooting the other left the director exhausted and emotionally ragged. In spring 1993, Spielberg was in Poland, recreating the terror of the Kraków ghetto and the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp for Schindler’s List by day, and each night he was calling Industrial Light & Magic in California to oversee the special effects for the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. Spielberg’s friend Robin Williams would call him up once a week to tell him jokes for 15 minutes at a time and release the tension.

Related: 'Who let this happen?': students rediscover antisemitism on Auschwitz field trip

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Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?

Who Are the Worst Reviewed Actors and Actresses of the Past 20 Years?
A new study has determined that Jessica Alba and Mike Epps are the worst reviewed actors of the last 20 years. The study was conducted by Go Compare who attempted to determine which actors and actresses in movies had the worst track records based on reviews. This was done based on looking at the average Metacritic score for all of the movies the respective stars appeared in over the last two decades. The results are, in some ways, surprising.

Starting with the actresses, Jessica Alba, who had an average Metacritic score of 39 out of 100 for her movies, came out on top. Or at the bottom, depending on how one looks at it. Alba has been in a ton of poorly reviewed movies, from her pair of Fantastic Four movies, to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and, more recently, Mechanic: Resurrection alongside Jason Statham. That really just scratches the surface,
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Jessica Alba, Mike Epps Top List of Worst-Reviewed Actors of Last 20 Years

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Jessica Alba, Mike Epps Top List of Worst-Reviewed Actors of Last 20 Years
Jessica Alba and Mike Epps topped the list of a new study analyzing who are the worst-reviewed actors of the last 20 years.

GoCompare.com put out a survey that attempted to determine who had the worst track record of terrible films among movie stars by compiling an average Metacritic score for each actor’s films over the last 20 years.

Alba had the unfortunate distinction of topping the list of women, averaging a Metacritic score of just 39 out of 100, with 59 percent of her films having been negatively reviewed compared to just 5 percent receiving generally positive reviews. The actress, who has starred in films like “Fantastic Four,” “Sin City” and “Machete,” had a worse track record than actresses including Jessica Biel, Heather Graham and Radha Mitchell, who placed just behind her.

Also Read: Leslie Jones Calls Out Jessica Alba Over 'Nightmare' Experience With Honest Company

Epps topped the list of
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Spotlight: American Foundation for AIDS Research's Celebrity Supporters

Dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment, education and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala has been an important and successful fund-raising event for the Foundation since 1993, generating more than $22 million for essential AIDS research. Past events have been hosted by Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, and Sir Elton John.

The gala has seen impromptu performances by stars such as Sir Elton John, Robin Williams, Natalie Cole, Liza Minnelli, Sheryl Crow, Ringo Starr, Lionel Richie, Macy Gray, Shirley Bassey, and Milla Jovovich. The 2006 live auction, conducted by Harvey Weinstein and Sharon Stone, raised $2 million, bringing the event’s fundraising total to $4 million.

Celebrity supporters

American Foundation for AIDS Research has 210 known supporters, including Elton John, Bill Clinton, and George Clooney

Areas of work HealthAIDS & HIV Read more about American Foundation for AIDS Research's work and celebrity supporters.
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Famke Janssen joins Scott Speer’s Endless

Following on from last week’s casting of Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Nicholas Hamilton (It) and DeRon Horton (Dear White People), Deadline now brings word that former X-Men star Famke Janssen has also signed on for a role in Scott Speer’s (Midnight Sun) new film Endless.

Scripted by Rohit Kumar (13 Reasons Why), Endless is a romantic drama said to be similar in tone to the 1998 Robin Williams film What Dreams May Come, the film “follows madly-in-love 19-year-olds Chris (Hamilton) and Riley (Shipp) who are separated when a fatal accident leaves Chris stranded in limbo between life and death. In agony, Chris watches Riley grieve until they find a way to connect and share exhilarating, deeply emotional moments that transcend life and death. A story of love and loss, Chris and Riley must ultimately accept the hardest lesson of all – letting go.”

Janssen is set to play the single working-class mother of Chris,
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American Cinematheque Co-Founder Barbara Smith Reflects on 37 Years

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Barbara Smith and the American Cinematheque have been synonymous since she helped found it in the early 1980s with Gary Essert and Gary Abrahams. After a 37-year career, Smith is retiring from her post as exec director of the Cinematheque.

Her last event will be the screening of a restored version of “Rosita” on Dec. 7 at the Egyptian Theatre.

Smith, Essert and Abrahams incorporated the Cinematheque while they were still at the legendary Filmex, the Los Angeles Intl. Film Exposition, which ran from 1971 to the 1980s.

“We decided that we worked really hard all year to create the three-week festival, so if we did just a little more work, we could turn what we were doing into a year-round film program — a Cinematheque,” Smith says. “We were still doing Filmex when we started the American Cinematheque in 1981. The festival had about 100 employees and just as many or more volunteers.

“When we were starting out,
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Why Bradley Cooper Was ‘Terrified’ Before ‘A Star Is Born’s’ Venice Debut

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Why Bradley Cooper Was ‘Terrified’ Before ‘A Star Is Born’s’ Venice Debut
Bradley Cooper is no stranger to a box-office hit, as the star of “The Hangover,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Sniper.” But “A Star Is Born” is his most personal work yet. He not only plays the lead, a rock star named Jackson Maine who falls for a talented singer he meets one night at a bar (Lady Gaga), but he also directed, produced and co-wrote the script. On Nov. 29, he’ll receive the American Cinematheque Award to honor his achievements on the big screen.

Did you see a lot of movies growing up?

I went all the time. Movies stayed the theaters for six months back then, so I’d see a movie eight times. It was just part of my life. When I was young, Comcast had just come to Philadelphia, so we had Prism and HBO and they were playing movies all the time. And then I
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Mrs. Doubtfire Cast Reunite 25 Years Later to Remember Robin Williams: He Was a 'Guiding Source'

Mrs. Doubtfire Cast Reunite 25 Years Later to Remember Robin Williams: He Was a 'Guiding Source'
It’s been 25 years since Robin Williams stole audiences hearts with his hilarious and touching performance in Mrs. Doubtfire, and the actors he worked with loved him just as much.

Some of his costars from the family classic — Pierce Brosnan, Mara Wilson, Lisa Jakub, and Matthew Lawrence — sat down with Today show correspondent Gadi Schwartz to look back at the 1993 movie and Williams’ lasting legacy after his death in 2014.

“One of the most powerful things for me about working with him is that he was very open and honest with me talking about his issues with addiction and depression,” said Jakub,
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Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hamilton and DeRon Horton join Endless

Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Nicholas Hamilton (It) and DeRon Horton (Dear White People) have been cast in Endless, a romantic drama from director Scott Speer (Midnight Sun) and screenwriter Rohit Kumar (13 Reasons Why).

Said to be similar in tone to the 1998 Robin Williams film What Dreams May Come, the film “follows madly-in-love 19-year-olds Chris (Hamilton) and Riley (Shipp) who are separated when a fatal accident leaves Chris stranded in limbo between life and death. In agony, Chris watches Riley grieve until they find a way to connect and share exhilarating, deeply emotional moments that transcend life and death. A story of love and loss, Chris and Riley must ultimately accept the hardest lesson of all – letting go.”

Filming on Endless is underway now in British Columbia, with a cast that also includes Ian Tracey (Man of Steel), Patrick Gilmore (Travelers), Zoe Belkin (The Latest Buzz), Eddie Ramos (Incorporated), Catherine
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25 Years Later: Inside Mrs. Doubtfire's Surprising Take on Divorce and Robin Williams' Lasting Impact on His Co-Stars

25 Years Later: Inside Mrs. Doubtfire's Surprising Take on Divorce and Robin Williams' Lasting Impact on His Co-Stars
Robin Williams was one of a kind—but he could still disappear into countless characters. Over the years he played doctors, American presidents, a genie, Peter Pan, Mork from Ork, an Army DJ, a widowed psychologist, the owner of a drag bar, a robot and a beloved English teacher—to name a few. But of all the characters Williams brought to life prior to his shocking death in 2014, it may have been his role in Mrs. Doubtfire as a divorced dad so desperate to spend time with his kids that he poses as an old, British, female nanny that meant the most to an entire generation of families. Because in this film—which was released 25 years ago this Saturday and was one of the biggest hits of...
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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ would be 2nd consecutive film to sweep Best Actress and Supporting Actor Oscars

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ would be 2nd consecutive film to sweep Best Actress and Supporting Actor Oscars
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant are two of the most acclaimed actors of this award season thanks to their performances in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Critics are loving McCarthy’s raw, understated portrayal of literary forger Lee Israel and Grant as her wry, scene-stealing friend and accomplice, Jack Hock, to the point that they are both serious contenders to earn matching Oscar nominations. Should they go on to win their categories, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” would repeat the success of last year’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

See‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ reviews: Melissa McCarthy writes herself into a corner in a ‘career-best performance’

Fox Searchlight is certainly hoping to pull off repeat victories in both categories after Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell did so for “Three Billboards.” The Actress-Supporting Actor winning combo has only been accomplished by five
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic
When Lisa Jakub showed up to audition as the oldest daughter of Robin Williams and Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire, she was introduced to a matronly Scottish woman. Jakub thought she was talking to the mother of director Chris Columbus, who was in production on the movie that turned out to be an enduring classic comedy after opening Nov. 24, 1993.

“I remember being introduced to Chris Columbus’ mother and thinking I had to really make small talk and be charming because this was my boss’ mom,” said Jakub, who was 14 when she made the film. “I wanted to make a good impression. It wasn’t until later that I realized [it was Williams]. I totally fell for it.”

It didn’t take that long for Matthew Lawrence, then 12, to realize that something was going on. “I started to catch on because I was a working kid. But definitely for two or three minutes I was sitting next to Mrs. Doubtfire
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The Most Disturbing Movie Visions of Hell

Paul Bradshaw Nov 22, 2018

Let’s all hope Hollywood has got this one wrong…

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Back in the old days, paintings, carvings and engravings of Hell were used to shock sinners into mending their ways – promising them an eternity of pain and suffering, usually at the end of a red hot poker. Most world religions have their own ideas about what Hell looks like, but filmmakers have since thrown in a lot of their own ideas too – with movie villains heading everywhere from fiery torture caves and spikey chasms to bottomless voids and empty prison cells.

Personally, we’re hoping for the one in The Good Place (because at least Ted Danson will be there), but almost anything is better than spending any time in any of the Hells on this list…

Hell’s Bells (1929)

There’s something inherently disturbing about the idea of
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Alexandra Shipp & Nicholas Hamilton Set For Drama ‘Endless’ With DeRon Horton Co-Starring

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Alexandra Shipp & Nicholas Hamilton Set For Drama ‘Endless’ With DeRon Horton Co-Starring
Exclusive: Alexandra Shipp (Love, Simon, X-Men: Apocalypse) and Nicholas Hamilton will take on the starring roles in the Scott Speer-directed romantic drama Endless, written by Rohit Kumar (13 Reasons Why). Dear White People star DeRon Horton is set to co-star.

Currently in production in British Columbia, Endless follows madly-in-love 19-year-olds Chris (Hamilton) and Riley (Shipp) who are separated when a fatal accident leaves Chris stranded in limbo between life and death. In agony, Chris watches Riley grieve until they find a way to connect and share exhilarating, deeply emotional moments that transcend life and death. A story of love and loss, Chris and Riley must ultimately accept the hardest lesson of all – letting go.

Reminiscent of the 1998 Robin Williams pic What Dreams May Come, Endless also features Ian Tracey (Man of Steel), Patrick Gilmore (Travelers), Zoe Belkin (The Latest Buzz), Eddie Ramos (Incorporated), Catherine Haggquist (Fifty Shades Freed
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