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‘A Star Is Born’: Director and Star Bradley Cooper Wows CinemaCon with First Trailer

‘A Star Is Born’: Director and Star Bradley Cooper Wows CinemaCon with First Trailer
Bradley Cooper’s screenwriting, directing, and onscreen singing debut has already earned raves from four-time co-star Robert De Niro. At CinemaCon on April 24, the first trailer for “A Star Is Born” had the National Association of Theatre Owners and their guests not only smitten, but also sensing an award-season contender. Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich called Cooper’s three-year endeavor about musicians who pair up and reverse fortunes “extraordinary.”

Damn, A Star is Born looks powerful, I cannot lie. #CinemaCon

Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) April 25, 2018

First trailer for A Star Is Born gave me chills. Lady Gaga’s Hollywood moment is far from over. Music is phenomenal. #CinemaCon

Crystal Bell (@crystalbell) April 25, 2018

Bradley Cooper introduced the first trailer for A Star Is Born. It’s obviously a passion project for him and that earnestness shows in the footage. Lady Gaga was really impressive even in a couple minutes of footage.
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‘A Star Is Born’ CinemaCon Trailer Shows Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Singing Live

‘A Star Is Born’ CinemaCon Trailer Shows Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Singing Live
Lady Gaga convinced Bradley Cooper to sing live for “A Star Is Born.”

The pop star told the actor that a pet peeve of her’s was watching actors lip-synch to pre-recorded music in movies.

“‘What I can’t stand in movies is when it’s playback,'” Cooper said Gaga told him, before debuting a new trailer for the film at CinemaCon.

The film is an oft-told tale that has been made and remade several times over the years — with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Kris Kristofferson, and James Mason essaying the lead roles. Like Streisand’s 1976 version, this “A Star Is Born” is set in the world of music. It marks Cooper’s directorial debut, and the Oscar-nominated actor said he spent three years working on the Warner Bros. production.

It’s not just Gaga hitting the high notes on screen. Cooper made a deal with Gaga.
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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
After a brief cameo in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and another in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Josh Brolin will make a full-fledged and villainous appearance as Thanos in the 2018 blockbuster movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film is the latest in the popular series of films based on the Marvel comic books.

It was over 30 years ago that the teenage Brolin made his film debut in “The Goonies” but it is only in the last 10 years or so that he has risen to the top of the list of respected actors and become a full-out movie star. As Brolin himself joked on an episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he got everything wrong for the first half of his career and only recently started getting it right. Brolin is perhaps being too hard on himself since he has had a very steady rise in show business and slowly
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Robert De Niro Praises Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ but the First-Time Director Owes His Success to Lady Gaga

Robert De Niro Praises Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born,’ but the First-Time Director Owes His Success to Lady Gaga
After starring opposite one another in four films — “Limitless,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “Joy” —Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro reunited for a one-on-one conversation at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The hourlong discussion found Cooper looking back at his Oscar-nominated career and included David O. Russell being invited onstage to co-moderate. De Niro started the conversation with a revelation: He has already seen Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.”

A Star Is Born” marks Cooper’s directorial debut and is the third time the property has been remade since the original opened in 1937, starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. The remakes have included a 1954 musical, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and a 1976 rock musical, starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

“It’s terrific and Bradley is excellent in it,” De Niro raved. “The movie is wonderful. I hope it gets the attention I feel it should when it opens.
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Look Who’s Talking at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Look Who’s Talking Now!

Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Talks series saw the unlikely on stage pairing of Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand to discuss the latter’s career. Rodriguez revealed that in his household growing up Streisand was already revered as a singer and actress, but when she became a filmmaker it inspired a young Robert to take up a camera himself.

The 2018 line-up doesn’t have any pairings quite as surprising, but there are still some exciting names to see alongside each other such as Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee who’ll discuss their movie passions, while Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and all round legend Robert De Niro will interview Bradley Cooper about his career as actor, producer and director. Other names taking to the Tribeca Talks stage this year include Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Nancy Meyers, John Legend, Edward Burns, Jamie Foxx,
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Review: "The Lion In Winter" 50th Anniversary Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

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“What Family Doesn’T Have Its Ups And Downs?”

By Raymond Benson

One of the gems of 1968 was The Lion in Winter, a multi-nominee for the Oscars (including Best Picture and Director), and one of the better period costume dramas that seemed to be so popular in the 60s. Capitalizing on the success of Becket and A Man for All Seasons, Winter is based on a stage play by James Goldman, who also wrote the screenplay and won an Oscar for it.

While the picture is a handsome production, its primary asset is the acting. What a cast, and what performances! Katharine Hepburn, as Eleanor of Aquitaine, picked up the Best Actress trophy (although that year there was a tie—she shared the award with Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl). Peter O’Toole stars as Henry II for the second time, and received a nomination for Best Actor. For my money,
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Glen Campbell's Widow Kim Opens up About the Battle Over His $50 Million Estate

The battle between Glen Campbell's widow and three of his children from an earlier marriage over his $50 million estate rages on. Kim Campbell says the kids were cut out of his will in 2002, when eldest son Travis "hadn't visited his dad in 20 years." As Glen fought Alzheimer's, Kim says, the kids "never called to ask how he was or if they could help." (They deny this.) The beloved country music icon sadly passed away back in August 2017, after battling the disease for over six years. Throughout his life, he was married four different times and had eight children. In 1959, he tied the knot with Billie Jean Nunley, and they welcomed a daughter and two sons — Kelli, Travis, and Kane. While his youngest daughter, Ashley Campbell (from his last marriage with Kim) and some of his older children were often by his side — especially towards the end of his life — Kelli,
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15 Classic Films Turning the Big 5-0 This Year

There are a lot of big movie anniversaries in 2018: Can't Hardly Wait turns 20, Die Hard turns 30, and Animal House hits the big 4-0. But what about movies turning 50?

Have you seen these classics from 1968? They run the gamut from Barbra Streisand's first Oscar and Katharine Hepburn's third to genre staples like Night of the Living Dead, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Once Upon a Time in the West. And look for Steve McQueen in the gallery, twice. He was quite the hunk back in the day.

Related: 15 Legendary Movies That Turned 50 This Year
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All Night Long

No, not the 1982 Barbra Streisand movie (which come to think of it might be equally unfamiliar), but Basil Dearden’s sadly obscure 1962 British drama which received a barely noticeable Us release a year later from the tiny Colorama Features. A mouth-wateringly rare assembly of jazz greats is on display jamming it up behind the histrionics in this unusual jazzploitation update of Othello.
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Barbra Streisand Shares How She Overcame Stage Fright: "I Did a Lot of Work on Myself"

She's always been secure of her talents but, Barbra Streisand's self-confidence has sometimes been scrutinized, like during a Mike Wallace interview early in her career. "He made me cry," Barbra admitted at the PaleyFest Icon Tribute in Hollywood on March 16. "I was 19. He said, 'Why are you so self-obsessed?' I thought, 'Who else should I be obsessed with?'" Despite Barbra's firm belief in herself, however, she has battled debilitating stage fright throughout her entire career. "I never performed for 27 years unless it was for a political event or a fundraiser," the singer, who turns 76 on April 24, revealed, recalling a time she "just absolutely went blank." She adds, "I forgot the words in the middle of one of my songs. I still [have] that fear today." But she's bravely learned how to beat it. "I did a lot of work on myself," she says, sharing that a motivational tape
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George Clooney to Narrate Shimon Peres Documentary (Exclusive)

George Clooney to Narrate Shimon Peres Documentary (Exclusive)
George Clooney has come on board to narrate Moriah Films’ documentary “Never Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon Peres,” Variety has learned.

It’s the 16th film produced by Moriah, the film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. The production company generates documentaries focused on the Jewish experience as well as contemporary human rights. Two of its films, “Genocide” and “The Long Way Home,” have won the Academy Award for best documentary feature.

Nine months before he died last year, the 92-year-old Peres asked Moriah Films to create a documentary on his life story. “Never Stop Dreaming” includes interviews with President Clinton, President George W. Bush, President Obama, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Barbra Streisand. The film will be released later this year.

“We deferred production on our documentary about David Ben-Gurion to start working on ‘Never Stop Dreaming,'” director Richard Trank said.
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Barbra Streisand Says She's ''Never'' Had a #MeToo Moment in Her Career

Barbra Streisand Says She's ''Never'' Had a #MeToo Moment in Her Career
Barbra Streisand is getting candid... Kicking off the 35th annual PaleyFest L.A. Television Festival at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Friday, producer Ryan Murphy sat down with the legend, who was just honored with the 2018 PaleyFest Icon award, and talked about the current climate in Hollywood. "We're in a strange time now, in terms of men and women, and the pendulum swinging this way and that way, and it's going to have to come to the center," Streisand also said of the #MeToo movement and post-Harvey Weinstein Hollywood, reports Variety. When the American Horror Story creator had asked if she'd been sexually mistreated at any point in her career, the Academy, Grammy and Golden...
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Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo, 'A Star Is Born' Remake

Barbra Streisand took a trip down memory lane on Friday night, as the Hollywood legend was presented with the Icon Tribute during the kickoff to the 35th annual PaleyFest La at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Ryan Murphy was on hand to lead an in-depth conversation with Streisand about her life in television, which began in 1961 with an appearance on The Tonight Show.

“I have to look up everything about myself because I forget,” she said. “I don’t remember. I asked my assistant today, ‘Did I win the Emmy for that? I don’t remember that.’”

Added Streisand, “I usually...
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Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo, 'A Star Is Born' Remake

Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo, 'A Star Is Born' Remake
Barbra Streisand took a trip down memory lane on Friday night, as the Hollywood legend was presented with the Icon Tribute during the kickoff to the 35th annual PaleyFest La at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Ryan Murphy was on hand to lead an in-depth conversation with Streisand about her life in television, which began in 1961 with an appearance on The Tonight Show.

“I have to look up everything about myself because I forget,” she said. “I don’t remember. I asked my assistant today, ‘Did I win the Emmy for that? I don’t remember that.’”

Added Streisand, “I usually...
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How Barbra Streisand Avoided #MeToo Moments In Her Career: ‘I Worked With Great Men’ – PaleyFest

Tonight at the Dolby Theatre, renaissance entertainment icon Barbra Streisand opened PaleyFest with a bang, joining Ryan Murphy (9-1-1, American Crime Story) for a sprawling conversation about her legendary career. The only musical artist ever to have #1 albums spanning six decades, Streisand was honored tonight with the Paley Center for Media’s Icon Award, acknowledged for her groundbreaking work as an actress, director, producer and singer-songwriter which, over the…
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Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’

Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest La: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’
A night devoted to celebrating the TV legacy of Barbra Streisand was not without her reflections on the #MeToo movement.

Kicking off the opening night of the annual PaleyFest at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Friday, Streisand commented on how the fight for gender equality is currently at a fever pitch.

“We’re in a strange time now in terms of men and women and the pendulum swinging this way and that way but it’s going to have to come to the center,” she told Ryan Murphy, the veteran TV producer who conducted the Q&A with Streisand at PaleyFest.
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‘American Idol’ Reboot Recap: Who Are We Kidding? It’s All About Katy Perry

‘American Idol’ Reboot Recap: Who Are We Kidding? It’s All About Katy Perry
It was only two years ago that “American Idol” signed off the air, seemingly forever as the screen faded to black. Then, host Ryan Seacrest threw the audience for a loop with two words: “For now.”

Each word carried a sentence of a year, it seems, as “Idol” is baaaaaack. And for those of us who are fans of the show, that might as well have been a lifetime, as Seacrest, quoting season one winner Kelly Clarkson, remarked at the top of the new season — that which does not have a number, apparently.

Fortunately, there was a reminder of the
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Paramount Dedicates Building to Pioneering Director Dorothy Arzner

Arzner: IMDb

With 20 feature credits to her name, Dorothy Arzner is the most prolific female director of all time. History has neglected to give the trailblazing filmmaker her due, but Paramount recently honored the late talent. The studio has dedicated its Dressing Room building on Melrose Ave to Arzner. “Paramount reserves this honor for the most respected of its industry professionals, and Arzner is in excellent company on the lot with other edifices named after such female legends as Lucille Ball, Clara Bow, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Head, Sherry Lansing, Carole Lombard, Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, and Mae West,” Deadline reports.

Born in 1897, Arzner decided to pursue a career in the business after visiting a film studio. “I remember making the observation, ‘If one was going to be in this movie business, one should be a director, because he was the one who told everyone else what to do,” she recounted.
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Barbra Streisand Took Her Clone Dogs to Visit Original's Grave

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Barbra Streisand is apparently taking her love of dogs (or at least one dog, theoretically) to the grave ... quite literally, in fact. The pop singer posted a photo Monday of her two clone dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, visiting the grave of their creator, Samantha -- the original pup from which they were made. She kinda took a shot at Variety for misquoting her in a cover story they did, as well as ribbing
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PETA Wants Barbra Streisand To Stop Cloning Dogs, Streisand Responds: ‘I Was So Devastated’

Barbra Streisand couldn’t stand to lose her favourite dog, so she had it cloned. In Variety‘s new cover story, the legendary singer and actress revealed that before her dog Samantha Samantha died last year, she had taken cells from her mouth and stomach. Related: Barbra Streisand Recalls Uneasy Encounter With ‘VulgarHarvey Weinstein Streisand then used those
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