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John C. Reilly’s Producing Partner and Wife, Alison Dickey, Is the Secret Hero of ‘The Sisters Brothers’

John C. Reilly’s Producing Partner and Wife, Alison Dickey, Is the Secret Hero of ‘The Sisters Brothers’
From his melancholic Oscar-nominated turn in “Chicago” to feuding with Will Ferrell in “Step Brothers,” John C. Reilly is the rare American actor to oscillate from dramatic roles to broad comedies. His wife, Alison Dickey, has always hoped to unite those two modes. “We’ve been together a long time,” said Dickey. An independent producer, she met Reilly when she was working as Sean Penn’s assistant on the set of “Casualties of War” in 1989. “I’ve seen the whole trajectory of his career. I’m so well aware of what he’s capable of doing. I always feel somewhat satisfied and somewhat unsatisfied after I watch a film of his, just in terms of wanting to get the whole palette.”

Eventually, she decided to do something about it. While developing her own projects, Dickey scouted for talent on the festival circuit. It was her enthusiasm for Mark and Jay Duplass
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‘100% Fresh’ First Look: Adam Sandler’s Netflix Stand-Up Special Is His First in Over Two Decades — Watch

‘100% Fresh’ First Look: Adam Sandler’s Netflix Stand-Up Special Is His First in Over Two Decades — Watch
Adam Sandler’s quest to be the king of Netflix continues next month with the debut of his live stand-up comedy special, entitled “100% Fresh.” Netflix has released a first look teaser at the special. Sandler’s first official stand-up release in over two decades. “100% Fresh” is directed by Sandler’s longtime collaborator Steven Brill, but does feature some portions filmed by Paul Thomas Anderson, reuniting with the actor for the first time since “Punch-Drunk Love.”

“100% Fresh” is the latest collaboration between Sandler and Netflix following films such as “The Ridiculous Six” and “The Week Of.” The pair’s most acclaimed release thus far has been Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories,” which was a festival favorite last year and earned Sandler some of the best reviews of his career thus far. The actor was filming his latest Netflix movie, “Murder Mystery,” opposite Jennifer Aniston this summer. The film is expected
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Terrence Malick Told John C. Reilly His ‘Thin Red Line’ Role Was Being Edited Down in The Most Malick Way Possible

Terrence Malick Told John C. Reilly His ‘Thin Red Line’ Role Was Being Edited Down in The Most Malick Way Possible
John C. Reilly is back in select theaters this weekend as the star and producer of Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut “The Sisters Brothers.” The movie finds Reilly stepping into the lead of a dramatic feature after decades of being one of the industry’s most versatile supporting players. During an appearance on Variety’s “Playback” podcast, the actor looked back on some of the most iconic directors he’s had chance to work with by taking on supporting roles, including Terrence Malick for “The Thin Red Line.”

Malick’s 1998 war epic cast Reilly as Sgt. Maynard Storm, but the role was much larger in the script. While Reilly didn’t end up being cut out of the film entirely like several of his co-stars, such as Mickey Rourke, his role was drastically edited down by Malick in post-production. Reilly recalled the way Malick broke the news to him over
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Listen: John C. Reilly on ‘Sisters Brothers,’ Working for Terrence Malick and Owing His Career to Sean Penn

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Listen: John C. Reilly on ‘Sisters Brothers,’ Working for Terrence Malick and Owing His Career to Sean Penn
Playback is a Variety / iHeartRadio podcast bringing you conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films. New episodes air every Thursday.

John C. Reilly has a busy few months ahead. He’ll be appearing in four releases between now and the end of the year: western “The Sisters Brothers,” Disney sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Laurel and Hardy biopic “Stan & Ollie” and Sherlock Holmes comedy “Holmes and Watson.” Since early beginnings as a struggling theater actor in Chicago who got his movie break thanks to actor Sean Penn and director Brian De Palma on the 1989 Vietnam drama “Casualties of War,” he’s navigated a varied and unpredictable career.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

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“You’re trying to not get in your way and put preconceptions on things, so you have to follow your instincts,
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Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won’t Look Weird on TV

Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won’t Look Weird on TV
Producer/director Christopher Nolan is on a mission to improve your television-viewing pleasure.

Have you ever been to a super store and noticed that a movie being played on a demo 4K TV looks kinda weird? Like it’s being played at 1.5x speed? That’s because of a TV setting called “motion smoothing.” Put simply, it’s a mode added to TVs to remove the motion blur that comes with high-definition presentation… and Nolan is one among many filmmakers who dislike what it does to their films so much that they’re doing something about it.

Earlier this week, Nolan, who is co-head of the Directors Guild of America’s Creative Rights Committee, sent an email to DGA members announcing that he, fellow co-head Jonathan Moslow, and “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson are reaching out to TV manufacturers to make it easier to turn off motion smoothing on TVs.
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Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Join Forces to Fix TV Settings That Mess With How Movies Look

Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Join Forces to Fix TV Settings That Mess With How Movies Look
Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson are joining the fight to correct television settings and preserve filmmakers’ original visions for how their movies should look. An email sent to members of the Directors Guild of America (via /Film) notified them that the directors were taking action by reaching out to television manufacturers to ensure audiences can see movies without settings that drastically alter the original look of movies.

“Many of you have seen your work appear on television screens looking different from the way you actually finished it,” the email reads. “Modern televisions have extraordinary technical capabilities, and it is important that we harness these new technologies to ensure that the home viewer sees our work presented as closely as possible to our original creative intentions.”

“To this end, Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson reached out, via the studio Uhd Alliance, to television manufacturers,” the email continues. “By starting
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John C. Reilly & Paul Thomas Anderson Describe A Hilarious, Unreleased ‘Cops’-Inspired Video With Philip Seymour Hoffman

John C. Reilly has become one of the best comedic actors of our time. Appearing in films like “Talladega Nights,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” and of course, “Step Brothers,” Reilly has cemented himself as one of the best around. However, we often forget that the actor rose to fame thanks to some of his more serious efforts, particularly with Paul Thomas Anderson.

Continue reading John C. Reilly & Paul Thomas Anderson Describe A Hilarious, Unreleased ‘Cops’-Inspired Video With Philip Seymour Hoffman at The Playlist.
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Paul Thomas Anderson and John C. Reilly Remember Filming Surprise Improv Videos With Philip Seymour Hoffman

Paul Thomas Anderson and John C. Reilly Remember Filming Surprise Improv Videos With Philip Seymour Hoffman
Paul Thomas Anderson directed John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights,” and “Magnolia,” all of which were released to critical acclaim in theaters, but it turns out a secret fourth collaboration exists. As part of Reilly’s GQ cover story interview, the actor and Anderson looked back at filming surprise home videos featuring Reilly improvising opposite Hoffman. Surprisingly, the idea was born out of their shared love of “Cops.”

Reilly and Anderson formed a close friendship after being paired at the Sundance Director’s Lab, which gave way to the director’s feature debut “Hard Eight.” Anderson said he was “as big a fan as you can be of somebody who’d made five movies” when he was first brought into contact with Reilly. “He didn’t look like anybody, he didn’t sound like anybody else. And that was really exciting,” the director said of the actor.
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Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Declare War on Motion Smoothing (and Other Crappy TV Settings) With New Director Survey

Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Declare War on Motion Smoothing (and Other Crappy TV Settings) With New Director Survey
The War on Motion Smoothing has been raging for years, and while many Hollywood directors have spoken out against the consumer TV set before, the fight may finally be approaching its end. High-profile directors Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson have reached out to television manufacturers to ensure that audiences at home are able to see films presented […]

The post Christopher Nolan and Paul Thomas Anderson Declare War on Motion Smoothing (and Other Crappy TV Settings) With New Director Survey appeared first on /Film.
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Adam Sandler movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Happy Gilmore,’ ‘Punch Drunk Love,’ ‘The Wedding Singer’

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Adam Sandler movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Happy Gilmore,’ ‘Punch Drunk Love,’ ‘The Wedding Singer’
Adam Sandler celebrates his 52nd birthday on September 9th, so in celebration of that event, Gold Derby chooses his 15 greatest film performances.

Like many popular comedic actors of the day, Sandler got his start on “Saturday Night Live” first as a writer and then as a cast member. He was spotted by weekend update anchor Dennis Miller doing stand-up comedy and Miller recommended him for the show. Sandler was a big success on the show, particularly doing song parodies during the Weekend Update segments. Sandler left the show in 1995 after only five years on the program. Years later when Conan O’Brien was having his own problems with NBC, Sandler admitted to O’Brien that he was actually fired from “SNL” and didn’t leave voluntarily as had been assumed.

Sandler started off doing comedy films after that but has evolved into doing dramatic work at times. While he has
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John C. Reilly Has Unspoken Connection With ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Co-Star Joaquin Phoenix

John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix play Eli and Charlie Sisters, hitmen siblings in the Western The Sisters Brothers. Both actors are part of filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s celebrated ensemble, and it’s no surprise that bonding on the set [...]

The post John C. Reilly Has Unspoken Connection With ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Co-Star Joaquin Phoenix appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Julianne Moore Remembers Working With Burt Reynolds on ‘Boogie Nights’ and an ’80s TV Show

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Julianne Moore Remembers Working With Burt Reynolds on ‘Boogie Nights’ and an ’80s TV Show
Julianne Moore’s working relationship with Burt Reynolds dates back to the 1980s.

Although most fans associate the two with Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 drama “Boogie Nights,” they actually first worked together on the detective drama “B.L. Stryker.”

“I loved Burt. I loved him,” Moore said while promoting “Gloria Bell” at the Variety Studio presented by At&T at the Toronto Film Festival. “Not only did I work with him in ‘Boogie Nights,’ but he had a TV show in the ‘80s called ‘B.L. Stryker.’ I got a job on it and it was shot in Jupiter, Fla., and I came down and shot for two weeks. He was so gracious and so lovely.”

And Reynolds never forgot Moore. “All those years later when we worked on ‘Boogie Nights,’ I went and knocked on his door and was like, ‘Hey, Burt, do you remember me?’ And he was like, ‘Yes, come in,
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Facebook Apologizes for Removing Nude Burt Reynolds Photo, Restores Him to His All-Natural Glory

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Facebook Apologizes for Removing Nude Burt Reynolds Photo, Restores Him to His All-Natural Glory
In addition to his many film and television roles, Burt Reynolds was particularly well known for a 1972 Cosmopolitan photo shoot in which he appeared nude on a bear-skin rug. Said image was the focus of many tributes to the Oscar nominee, who died on Thursday at age 82, but not for long: Facebook auto-removed it from many users’ posts because it “goes against our Community Standards on nudity or sexual activity.”

Now, according to the Blast, Facebook has restored the photo and released a statement clarifying that “the image in question was mistakenly removed.”

“We are restoring the image as it does not break our standards and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” the statement concludes. That’s surely good news to anyone who wanted to see the ’70s sex symbol in his natural state. Reynolds first gained attention for such ’60s television series as “Gunsmoke” and “Hawk” before
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Burt Reynolds Didn't Shoot His Scenes for Tarantino's Once Upon a Time

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Burt Reynolds Didn't Shoot His Scenes for Tarantino's Once Upon a Time
Hollywood lost a legend in Burt Reynolds as the actor passed away earlier this week at the age of 82. Reynolds had continued to work right up to his passing and was cast in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in a key role. It wasn't initially made clear if the actor had already completed his part in the upcoming period drama but unfortunately, we now have word that Reynolds hadn't yet filmed his scenes.

Burt Reynolds had been scheduled to film his scenes for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in the coming weeks. The movie has been in production for weeks now and with the massive ensemble cast that Quentin Tarantino has assembled for his latest, it's surely been a difficult balancing act dealing with everyone's schedules and availability. According to Reynolds' niece Nancy Lee Hess, he had been very much looking forward to working on the movie.
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‘Her Smell’ First-Look Toronto Clip: Elisabeth Moss Punks Out In Alex Ross Perry’s Rocker Drama

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‘Her Smell’ First-Look Toronto Clip: Elisabeth Moss Punks Out In Alex Ross Perry’s Rocker Drama
Exclusive: Here is Elisabeth Moss as you’ve never seen her, looking and acting more like Hole-era Courtney Love than Mad Men-period Peggy Olson. In this first look at director Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, Moss plays a kohl-eyed punk rocker (who seems to be having a very public backstage meltdown). The film has its world premiere Sunday in the Platform section of the Toronto Film Festival.

Endeavor Content is handling U.S. sales, and Voltage Pictures international, on the ground in Toronto.

There’s already some awards buzz for Moss around this one, and the change-of-pace turn showcased in the clip suggests why. She plays Becky Something, described by the Her Smell team as “a talented but self-destructive musician who seems determined to alienate everyone around her — even at the cost of her band’s success. The brilliant and brash front woman for the ’90s rock band Something She,
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Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To Burt Reynolds In His Own Special Way

Yesterday, we lost a true Hollywood iconic.

Burt Reynolds, star of Deliverance, Boogie Nights and Smokey and the Bandit, passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a cinematic legacy that is practically unparalleled. He was the undisputed box office king during the late 1970s, starring in the likes of Starting Over and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

That signature Burt Reynolds charm allowed him to become a household name, before scoring an Oscar nomination for his performance as porn director Jack Horner in the Paul Thomas Anderson classic, Boogie Nights. Reynolds ultimately lucked out to Robin Williams, who clinched the industry’s biggest accolade for his role in Good Will Hunting.

Nevertheless, he leaves behind a rich and diverse back catalog, and will be sorely missed by all – including Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds, who took to Twitter to pay tribute for the legendary actor in his own special way,
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Burt Reynolds: The Last Movie Star

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Alongside Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds was the last movie star to bridge the gap between Hollywood’s old school and the Brat Pack-led, Multiplex blockbuster world we still live in today. A TV veteran from the late fifties, Reynolds used his trademark twinklin’ eyes, infectious chuckle, some audacious choices and some good ‘ol Southern charm to become a household name. Between 1978 and 1982, he was bar none, the biggest movie star in the world.

Somehow, despite overwhelming good will from an appreciative audience, Reynolds had a devil at the wheel and over his fifty year-plus career he had a bewildering tendency to shoot out his own tyres, to continue an appropriate racing car metaphor.

A promising football star in college – a sport to which he would return repeatedly in his films – a series of injuries led him to pursue a career as an actor. Appearances in popular shows like Gunsmoke and
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Burt Reynolds: the easygoing cannonball of old-school Hollywood manliness | Peter Bradshaw

In his heyday in movies like Smokey and the Bandit, Reynolds became a hugely popular star who embodied the twinkly-eyed man’s man with a touch of the rebel

At his peak, Burt Reynolds had the kind of face, the kind of body, the kind of masculinity and appeared in the kind of movie that hasn’t been fashionable in Hollywood for decades. From 1978 to 1982, Burt Reynolds in all his easygoing ruggedness was the undisputed king: the industry’s top grossing star every year in that time for increasingly unfashionable but lucrative pictures. It was a short but legendary reign, after which his awful career moves, calamitous personal investments and matrimonial woes put his star into the descendant. But, like Travolta, he enjoyed a hip and postmodern comeback in the 1990s as the porn movie mogul in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997), a role with a streak of darkness
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Burt Reynolds: A Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery

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Burt Reynolds: A Career In Pictures – Photo Gallery
Burt Reynolds, who died today in Florida at age 82, had several resurgences in an acting career that included him becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars twice, first as a leading man in some of the 1970s’ best films, then returning to the top of the marquees when he was nominated for an Oscar for the first and only time, in 1998, for playing porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights.

Along the way, he went from the likes of Riverboat and Gunsmoke on TV to the swashbuckling star of the likes of Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, Hooper and later The Cannonball Run. His non-big-screen choices were always interesting, too, from starring on CBS’ hit Evening Shade to unmistakable voice work on everything from Archer to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Reynolds most recent standout performance came in 2017’s The Last Movie Star,
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Burt Reynolds Appreciation: A Classic Movie Star With a Modern Sense of Humor

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Burt Reynolds Appreciation: A Classic Movie Star With a Modern Sense of Humor
Much has been written about the New Hollywood of the 1970s and how it was formed by a group of bearded film-school grads who grew up on a diet of cinema and broke the hidebound rules of the studio system. But there’s no talking about American film in the Me Decade without discussing the impact of Burt Reynolds, the iconic star who encapsulated so much of the era’s freewheeling attitudes and post-modern sensibilities.

Unlikely the falsely humble stars of yore, Reynolds clearly reveled in being a movie star, whether he was yukking it up on Johnny Carson’s couch or mugging through silly all-star extravaganzas like “The Cannonball Run.” He had the cool of the Rat Pack, but in a way that seemed more attainable to a country mired in recession; Reynolds’ public vibe always leaned closer to a six-pack and a Trans Am than to martinis and limousines.
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