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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Bad Santa’

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Billy Bob Thornton movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sling Blade,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Bad Santa’
Billy Bob Thornton has returned to TV with the premiere of the second season of “Goliath,” the Amazon Studio’s legal series, for which Thornton won the Golden Globe as Best TV Drama Actor. As Billy McBride, a dishonored lawyer who has a grudge against his old law firm and gets his vengeance against them in Season 1, he now seeks exoneration for the son of a friend (Lou Diamond Phillips) who is being set up on a murder charge.

Although Thornton’s television work has been limited, he is no stranger to TV awards, having won another Golden Globe for his work in FX’s limited series “Fargo,” as well as an Emmy nom and a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild.

Still, his great fame has been his work in films, having won an Academy Award for his screenplay for 1996’s “Sling Blade,” as well as Oscar nominations for
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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’

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Jeff Goldblum movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘The Big Chill’
Jeff Goldblum has returned to one of his most successful roles with Dr. Ian Malcolm in the film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Goldblum first played the character in the blockbuster film “Jurassic Park” back in 1993. The actor has had a highly successful career in film, television and theater for over 40 years.

Goldblum’s film career started in a particularly auspicious manner since his first four films were all highly regarded works of the early 1970s: “Death Wish”, “California Split”, “Nashville” and “Next Stop, Greenwich Village.” He continued to work in film and television for the next four decades and even returned to Broadway a few times, most notably in the highly regarded Martin McDonough play “The Pillowman.”

Along the way Goldblum has picked up a number of award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film for “Little Surprises.” He received an Emmy nomination for a guest
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‘Howards End’ interviews: Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard and more exclusive chats [Watch]

Starz is looking for an Emmy breakthrough for its four-hour adaptation of E.M. Forster‘s novel “Howards End” written by Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”) and directed by Hettie Macdonald. Gold Derby recently spoke with stars Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, and Philippa Coulthard, as well as producer Colin Callender about the limited series. Scroll down and click their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

Atwell had some mighty shoes to fill playing headstrong Margaret Schlegel: the role brought Emma Thompson the Best Actress Oscar for the 1992 Merchant Ivory adaptation. “I know Em and spoke to her about it, and she was adamant … not to watch other people’s interpretations of the work you’re about to do,” Atwell explains. “You don’t want to get lost or confused impersonating someone else.” Atwell previously earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in “The Pillars of the Earth
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Will the Emmys continue its British love affair with Starz’s ‘Howards End’ in Best Limited Series?

Expect to see the Starz program “Howards End” reap a Best Limited Series Emmy nom on July 12, along with nominations across the board for its actors and below-the-line talent. The series debuted stateside in May, 26 years after the acclaimed 1992 film adaptation that garnered nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director (James Ivory) and won three including Best Actress for Emma Thompson.

Based on the acclaimed 1910 novel by E.M. Forster, this new spin on the timeless classic was adapted by Oscar champ Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”). It stars Hayley Atwell and Philippa Coulthard as the independent and unconventional Schlegel sisters navigating their way through turn-of-the-century England, whose lives become intertwined with the wealthy Wilcox family and the working-class Bast family. The series also stars Emmy winners Julia Ormond and Tracey Ullman, alongside Matthew Macfadyen, Joseph Quinn and Alex Lawther.

See Emmys 2018 exclusive: Starz categories for ‘Outlander,’ ‘Counterpart,
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New trailer for The Children Act starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead

A24 has released a new trailer for Richard Eyre’s upcoming adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel The Children Act which stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead; watch it here…

Based on the best-selling novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds.

With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the
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Walk of Fame Honoree Jeff Goldblum on ‘Jurassic World’ Return, Favorite Memes

Walk of Fame Honoree Jeff Goldblum on ‘Jurassic World’ Return, Favorite Memes
Though he’s been working in films since 1974 — when he played Freak #1 in “Death Wish” — and starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, it seems like only recently that the whole world fell for the charms of Jeff Goldblum. Perhaps it’s the abundance of memes that have taken over the internet; asked for his personal favorite and he cites his “Jurassic Park” co-star Sam Neill “putting his cheek next to the giant shirtless Jeff Goldblum and riding the waves of my breath.” It could be the wry, halting delivery that makes him so much fun to imitate. Or the sense of humor he has about his own image, such as gamely reading “thirst tweets” about himself for Buzzfeed.

This golden age has not gone unnoticed by the star himself. “Things seem to be flourishing right now,” he says. “For whatever reason, I seem to be in a growth spurt.
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New Us Trailer for Drama 'The Children Act' Starring Emma Thompson

"So you've come to change my mind, My Lady?" A24 has debuted a new official Us trailer for a court drama titled The Children Act, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. We posted the UK trailer for this a few weeks ago, now there's a new Us trailer for another look. The film's title is a reference to a particular law in England: "When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration." It stars Emma Thompson as an eminent high court judge, who is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. It's a complex dilemma especially for a judge to rule over. The film's cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero, and Nikki Amuka-Bird.
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Emma Thompson Defends Fionn Whitehead in First Trailer for ‘The Children Act’

After opening to critical acclaim at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, A24 and Directv have just released the first trailer for The Children Act. Showcasing aspects of a courtroom drama paired with familial emotional beats, the trailer follows Fiona May, a High Court judge played by Academy Award-winning Emma Thompson.

The film tells the story of May, as she judges a deeply personal court case regarding the survival of teenager Adam (Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead). Restricted by his religious beliefs, which are instilled in him through his Jehovah’s Witness practice, Adam refuses the blood transfusion that could prove crucial to his Leukemia treatment. Confronted by Adam’s beliefs, as well as dealing with a faltering relationship with her husband (Stanley Tucci), Fiona May finds this case to be especially taxing – and her journey seems to make for a rather compelling film.

BAFTA-nominated Richard Eyre directs the film,
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‘The Children Act’ Trailer: All Rise For Emma Thompson In Stirring Drama

The official trailer has dropped for The Children Act, the legal drama starring Oscar winner Emma Thompson as a judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness. Stanely Tucci, Fionn Whitehead and Ben Chaplin also star in the pic, directed by Notes on a Scandal helmer Richard Eyre and written by Ian McEwan who adapted his own 2014 novel. A24 and DirecTV teamed to acquire U.S. rights…
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‘The Children Act’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Judges a Fateful Case in Oscar-Friendly Ian McEwan Adaptation

‘The Children Act’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Judges a Fateful Case in Oscar-Friendly Ian McEwan Adaptation
It’s been 25 years since Emma Thompson won Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her work in “Howard’s End,” but she may have another shot this year with “The Children Act.” Adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel and directed by Richard Eyre, “The Children Act” tackles two pillars of modern society in one fell swoop: Religion and the law. From the look of the gripping first trailer, Thompson has found a challenging role and script worthy of her formidable talent.

The two-time Oscar winner plays British High Court judge Fiona, charmingly referred to as “My Lady” throughout the trailer, who must decide a life or death case concerning the fate of a teenage boy. In the midst of one of the most challenging cases of her career, her husband (Stanley Tucci) makes a shocking revelation that sends her into an emotional crisis. The case involves the
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‘The Children Act’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Has To Make A Life Or Death Judgment

It feels good sometimes to watch a movie trailer and not be inundated with ridiculous monsters, flying people, dinosaurs, or talking animals. Sometimes a quality movie trailer can be about the drama of life and family. So, it’s a relief to share something like “The Children Act” with our readers.

The trailer for ‘Children Act’ doesn’t rely on special effects or explosions to sell the film. No, it’s a courtroom drama that follows a judge who has to choose whether a young man can refuse a life-saving blood transfusion, on the basis of religious beliefs.

Continue reading ‘The Children Act’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Has To Make A Life Or Death Judgment at The Playlist.
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'The Children Act' Trailer: Emma Thompson Faces Moral Battle in Court

“The law can take over your life,” or so it’s teased in the new trailer for Directv and A24’s new film, The Children Act.

In the movie, based on the best-selling 2014 novel by Ian McEwan, Academy Award winner Emma Thompson stars as a London High Court judge, Fiona May (known in court as My Lady), who is faced with a life-changing predicament of deciding whether to give a teenage patient battling leukemia (Dunkirk’s Fionn Whitehead) the right to refuse a blood transfusion that could ultimately save his life. His reasoning: “God has told ...
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Lionsgate boards Laika's 'Missing Link' for UK

Lionsgate boards Laika's 'Missing Link' for UK
Voice cast includes Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Zoe Saldana.

Lionsgate UK has acquired UK rights to Missing Link, the fifth feature from animation studio Laika.

Agc International, the international sales and distribution division of Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios, ‎is handling international sales and arranged the deal with Lionsgate. Annapurna handles the Us release.

Footage from the film, set for a 2019 release, was presented this week at CineEurope in Barcelona by Lionsgate.

Missing Link is written and directed by Chris Butler (ParaNorman) and produced by Laika’s head of production Arianne Sutner and Laika chief Travis Knight.
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Lionsgate UK Boards Hugh Jackman & Emma Thompson’s Animated Feature ‘Missing Link’ – CineEurope

Lionsgate UK has picked up Hugh Jackman and Emma Thompson's animated feature Missing Link. The theatrical distributor has picked up the latest animated offering from Laika, the animation studio behind Kubo and the Two Strings and The Boxtrolls. Lionsgate struck the deal with Agc International, the international sales and distribution division of Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios, and comes after it launched in Cannes. The deal was unveiled at CineEurope in Barcelona, where…
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Hugh Jackman Animated Feature ‘Missing Link’ Acquired by Lionsgate U.K.

Lionsgate has taken U.K. rights to animated movie “Missing Link” from Stuart Ford’s recently minted Agc Studios, for release next year. The film hails from Laika, the animation studio behind “Coraline.” Agc’s sales arm first presented it to buyers at Cannes, and Lionsgate screened excerpts at its CineEurope presentation in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.

The film follows Sir Lionel Frost, voiced by Hugh Jackman, who considers himself the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Seeking acceptance from the adventuring elite, he heads for America’s Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature that is the missing link between primitive and modern humans. Zach Galifianakis is the beast in question, Mr. Link.

Link, Frost, and fellow explorer Adelina Fortnight, voiced by Zoe Saldana, then embark on a mission to find Link’s distant relatives. Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, David Walliams,
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CineEurope: Universal Teases 'Doctor Dolittle,' 'Secret Life of Pets 2,' 'The Grinch'

Talking animals played a major part of Universal's CineEurope presentation, which opened the second day of the Barcelona trade show.

Via an extended video message from the set of The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Robert Downey Jr. gave the latest big-screen adaptation of Hugh Lofting's children's books a major boost. The film — which boasts an extensive A-list voice cast including Emma Thompson, Octavia Spencer, Rami Malek, Tom Holland and Selena Gomez — is due for release on April 12, 2019, with Downey saying he expected it to be a future franchise.

From Universal's Illumination Entertainment ...
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The Queen's Birthday Honors List Has Been Released and Tom Hardy's Receiving a New Title

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The Queen's Birthday Honors List Has Been Released and Tom Hardy's Receiving a New Title
Every year, the Queen's Birthday Honors List is announced in conjunction with Her Majesty's official birthday celebrations in June. This year's list, released on June 8 by Britain's Cabinet Office, features a number of notable individuals, including a handsome man who has likely already stolen your heart, Tom Hardy. The 40-year-old actor was named in the list, along with Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley, to receive a commendation for his contributions to film. He'll be honored with a Cbe, becoming a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Tom and his wife, Charlotte Riley, are used to rubbing shoulders with the royal family - they made an appearance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last month - but receiving this honor will be a whole new experience. Tom will be awarded his new title at a future investiture ceremony, but it's certainly an honor worth the wait.
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Munich Film Festival to Honor Terry Gilliam and Emma Thompson

Munich Film Festival to Honor Terry Gilliam and Emma Thompson
Director Terry Gilliam and Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson will be honored this year with lifetime achievement CineMerit Awards at the 36th Munich International Film Festival, which runs June 28-July 7.

Gilliam, whose long-anticipated The Man Who Killed Don Quixote closed Cannes this year, will travel to the Bavarian capital July 7 to receive the honor. Munich will screen the feature, as well as a selection of Gilliam's best-known works, including Brazil, The Fisher King, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and  Keith Fulton's and Louis Pepe's 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha, which traces Gilliam's first, failed, attempt to ...
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The Queen’s Honours To Include Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy, Keira Knightley

The Queen’s annual Birthday List of honour recipients includes Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy, Keira Knightley and Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro. This year’s honourees, announced by Britain’s Cabinet Office Friday night, are recognized for their merit, service and bravery. Related: Meghan Markle Makes Her Buckingham Palace Balcony Debut For Queen’s Birthday Celebration Thompson will become Dame Emma,
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Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy & Keira Knightley Score Awards In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Emma Thompson, Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley are some of the A-list stars that have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List alongside industry executives including BBC Studios boss Tim Davie and Endemol Shine CEO Sophie Turner-Laing. Sense and Sensibility star Thompson has been awarded a damehood, known as a dame commander of the order of the British Empire in the honors list, while The Dark Knight star Hardy was awarded a Cbe and Pirates of the Caribbean star…
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