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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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Female Agency And The Lesbian Gaze In Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’

Directed by Todd Haynes,”Carol” is a slow burning, voyeuristic film about love, longing and the wistful ache of forbidden desire. The movie is so sensual in the most subtle ways. Without saying much, “Carol” is an expressive drama that says everything in the glances between Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Every little movement is calculated and performed with a depth that goes beyond just a hand resting on a shoulder.

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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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Paul McCartney Joins James Corden for the Most Emotional 'Carpool Karaoke' Yet — Watch the Video!

Get ready, Beatles fans, you’re in for a special treat. Paul McCartney has joined the ever-hilarious James Corden for a new episode of Carpool Karaoke that aired on Thursday, June 21. During a previously released sneak peek of The Late Late Show’s special return to London, Sir Paul could be seen jumping behind the wheel with James to belt out some serious classics, including the 1965 hit “Help” and even more appropriately, “Drive My Car.” Naturally, James had to introduce the segment with a little Beatles humor. "Hey mate, I'm in Liverpool and I'm wondering if you can help. I need somebody, not just anybody, can you please, please help me?" the host exclaimed over the phone. Watch the video below! Even at 76 years old, the original rockstar has still got it! In fact Paul just released a double A-side single featuring two new songs on Wednesday, June 20 via Capitol Records.
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Ocean’s Eight

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Awkwafina, and Sarah Paulson star in this crime caper comedy. Cowritten by Olivia Milch. (male director)

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Kissing Candice [pictured]

Aoife McArdle writes and directs this drama about a teenaged girl (Ann Skelly) who gets entangled with a dangerous local gang.

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Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Sara Driver directs this documentary about the artist.

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Freak Show

Trudie Styler directs this dramedy about a (male) gender-fluid teen who runs for prom queen in an ultraconservative American town. Cowritten by Beth Rigazio.

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Leslie Dixon cowrites this comedy about a woman (Anna Faris) who pulls a scam on a rich man with amnesia. (male director)

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In the Fade

Diane Kruger stars in this crime drama about a woman
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George Clooney’s AFI Tribute: 5 Things You Didn’t See on TV

TNT aired the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award special for George Clooney Thursday night — but the real shenanigans went down on June 11 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Presenters and the actor’s friends like Jennifer Aniston, Bill Murray, Don Cheadle, Cate Blanchett, Anna Kendrick, father Nick Clooney and Shirley MacLaine showed for the party.

TheWrap was in the house and got all the real-time action you won’t see on TV, starting with …

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Executives Gone Wild

Many of Hollywood’s most powerful brass sit on the board of the American Film Institute, so naturally they’re invited to the big show. And come they did. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn attended, chatting up social types and journalists in the gallery bar of the Dolby before dinner.

Tucked in a corner at the back of the house,
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George Clooney receives AFI life achievement award, joining group of 46 film legends [Photos]

George Clooney receives AFI life achievement award, joining group of 46 film legends [Photos]
Two-time Oscar winner George Clooney became the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement award on Thursday, June 7. The recorded ceremony airs June 21 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt on TNT. Last year’s recipient Diane Keaton opens the show, and 2012 honoree Shirley MacLaine presents the award at the end of the ceremony. Other presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Don Cheadle, Amal Clooney, Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianna Margulies and Bill Murray. Miley Cyrus performs a tune from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?.”

SEEOscar Best Supporting Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Once a year, the AFI singles out an actor or filmmaker who’s distinguished career is worthy of inclusion. In honor of Clooney’s achievement, let’s tour through the 46 illustrious names that have been lionized by this prestigious group in our photo gallery above.

Prior to picking
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Mubi, Modern Films team on UK release of Un Certain Regard winner 'Border' (exclusive)

Mubi, Modern Films team on UK release of Un Certain Regard winner 'Border' (exclusive)
Ali Abbasi’s fantasy feature won best film in Un Certain Regard.

Streaming service Mubi and fledgling distribution and production outfit Modern Films are teaming up on the UK and Ireland release of Ali Abbasi’s Border.

The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard programme, winning the section’s top prize.

It tells the story of a border guard played by Eva Melander who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to
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Sandra Bullock on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Was Afraid of Him’

Sandra Bullock on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Was Afraid of Him’
Unlike her peers Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock says she never received an unwanted advance from Harvey Weinstein. However, those actresses made a combined 10 films for the ex-studio chairman, who last month was arraigned on rape charges in Manhattan Criminal Court. Bullock told London’s Sunday Times that she had no opportunities to collaborate with Weinstein, and she liked it that way.

“I heard about Harvey and I was afraid of him,” she said. “I wasn’t asked to be in that world. I learned early on to shut things off so those things didn’t come my way.”

Read More: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Second Brie Larson in Championing More Diversity Among Film Critics

The “Ocean’s 8” star recalled standing up for a woman who others said won a part only because “‘She fucked Harvey.’ I would say, ‘Shut the fuck up. You don’t know that.
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The Ocean's 8 Cast Cannot Stop Fangirling Over Rihanna, and Honestly, Can You Blame Them?

The Ocean's 8 Cast Cannot Stop Fangirling Over Rihanna, and Honestly, Can You Blame Them?
Can we all just take a moment to imagine what it would be like to work alongside Rihanna? Exciting, nerve-racking, and fun are all adjectives that immediately come to mind; however, only a select few actually know what it's like. Spoiler alert: it's as amazing as it sounds! Rihanna stars as Nine Ball in the new Ocean's 8 reboot, and her costars cannot stop raving about her. Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, and Helena Bonham Carter have had nothing but nice things to say about Rihanna, and to be honest, we're kind of jealous. Ahead, take a look at some of the sweetest things the cast has said about RiRi.

Related: 6 Stars Who Are Fortunate to Be Friends With Rihanna - Don't Worry, We're Jealous Too
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Orlando Bloom Had the "Biggest Crush" on Cate Blanchett--and She Had No Idea

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Love was brewing in Middle-earth—at least for Orlando Bloom. On Monday's episode of The Late Late Show, the actor admitted he had the hots for Cate Blanchett while they were filming Lord of the Rings. "I had such a crush," the actor replied when asked about his first impression of his co-star. "Well, Legolas has a crush, and then I had the biggest crush on you." When Blanchett tried to clarify the Elven prince had a crush on her character Galadriel, Bloom replied, "No! It was me." The Ocean's 8 star was clearly surprised by Bloom's confession. "I had no idea," she said. "This is actually a dating show, isn't it?" Bloom...
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Orlando Bloom Admits To Cate Blanchett That He Had A Crush On Her During ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Filming

Before Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom had his eye on another big star. On Monday’s episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, which was taped in London, the 41-year-old actor joined Cate Blanchett on the guest couch and confessed that he had a huge crush on her while the two were filming “The Lord of the Rings“. When asked what
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Rihanna Finally Addresses Her Wine Glass Stealing Habit and We Can't Stop LOLing

As one of the eight leading ladies of Ocean's 8, Rihanna helps to pull off an audacious jewel heist at the most fashionable event of the year, the Met Gala. But us devoted followers of Ri-Ri already know that off-screen, too, our girl isn't averse to pulling off some (albeit lower key) little heists of her own — we're talking, of course, about the singer and part time actress meme-friendly penchant for walking out of a club, restaurant, or even a fashion show with a wine glass in hand. What happens to these wine glasses? Are the club owners a little perturbed that Rihanna has walked off with their crystal wear, or do they instead embrace it as a brilliant photo opportunity? And does Ri-Ri have a shelf devoted to these ill-gotten glass trophies, much like a kleptomaniac university undergraduate would have? (Photo Credit: Getty Images) When Rihanna appeared on the
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James Corden Hopes to Bring Families Together by Recruiting Paul McCartney for ‘Carpool Karaoke’

James Corden Hopes to Bring Families Together by Recruiting Paul McCartney for ‘Carpool Karaoke’
James Corden recently had another one of his “pinch yourself” moments. “The Late Late Show” host, who returns to London this week for another round of shows from his homeland, scored an all-time late night win as he recruited Sir Paul McCartney to tape a “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

Together, Corden and McCartney sang a mix of hits and new songs as the Beatles legend gave the host a tour of Liverpool. The “Carpool Karaoke” segment will air this week as Corden broadcasts “The Late Late Show” from Central Hall Westminster.

“Here is one where, no matter how hard I try to pinch myself, I can’t quite believe that it’s something we’ve managed to do,” Corden told IndieWire. “But manage we have.”

Corden said he and his team began reaching out to McCartney about five months ago, knowing that McCartney was planning on releasing new music. “Really it
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Exclusive: Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock on Ocean’s 8

Initially, it felt like something of a challenge to remain calm and not be nervous by the sheer amount of talent in the room when interviewing the trio of Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock. Yet within mere moments it became clear there was little to be worried about, catching all three decorated actresses in a very fun and playful mood.

The three have joined forces in the heist movie Ocean’s 8, and we discussed with them the camaraderie on set, and just how well they all seemed to get along off camera. We then asked who they felt would be the best equipped of the 8 in conducting a heist in real life.

Given they play characters who seem to always get away with everything, we wanted to know what is the naughtiest thing they have done and got away with – which led into a brief chat about Theresa May
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No, Ocean’s 8 Doesn't Have a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It Doesn't Need One

No, Ocean’s 8 Doesn't Have a Postcredits Scene - Here's Why It Doesn't Need One
Ocean's 8 is so fun, so slick, and so visually stunning (those Gowns) that by the time the credits finally start to roll, you might not want to get up right away. To be fair, a performance as spectacular as the one Anne Hathaway gives as seemingly airheaded actress Daphne Kluger deserves a moment of reflection at the end of the film. As does Cate Blanchett's collection of suits. And Sandra Bullock's charmingly gritty Debbie Ocean. And Rihanna's . . . well . . . it's Rihanna.

You know what? Everyone in this movie - and we mean everyone, because this A-list cast is to die for - knocks it out of the park. That being said, we wouldn't advise sticking around once the credits appear for any reason other than trying to catch your breath after their epic Met Gala heist. Ocean's 8 does not go the postcredits scene route, à la Marvel,
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A Running List of All the Unbelievable Cameos in Ocean's 8

A Running List of All the Unbelievable Cameos in Ocean's 8
When it comes to Ocean's 8, we already know we're looking at a pretty star-studded feature. After all, the movie's cast of characters is already jam-packed with A-listers including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, and Rihanna. But given the fact that the film's biggest sequence is set at the Met Gala - we learned as much just from the glossy trailers - we should have guessed that we'd be seeing a lot more celebrities in addition to the eight fierce women who lead the film. We did our best to keep track of the most exciting cameos that made it into the final cut. Curious to see who you should be looking out for once the heist kicks into gear? Here's a running list of the famous faces therein.
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Steamrolls International Box Office as ‘Incredibles 2’ Begins Rollout

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Steamrolls International Box Office as ‘Incredibles 2’ Begins Rollout
Dinosaurs continue to rule overseas.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” earned an additional $173.6 million in 51 international territories this weekend, including $111.8 from its launch in China. The dinosaur tentpole began its overseas rollout last weekend, bringing in $151.1 million in 48 markets. In total, “Fallen Kingdom” has made $370 million abroad.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment sequel saw strong holds in the United Kingdom and Ireland ($9.3 million), Korea ($6.4 million), Germany ($4.8 million), and France ($4.3 million). It releases in Australia and Brazil on June 21, Mexico on June 22, and Japan on July 13.

“Fallen Kingdom” is currently tracking a domestic debut of around $140 million to $150 million when it opens on June 22. Its predecessor, 2015’s “Jurassic World,” bowed with a record setting $208.8 million in North America, along with an additional $99 million in China.

Set four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” “Fallen Kingdom” sees Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters attempting to salvage the remaining dinosaurs
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Awkwafina: ‘I was always the crazy one, the funny one. I’d do anything for a laugh’

When she’s starring alongside Sandra Bullock in Ocean’s 8 or rapping about her vagina on YouTube, she’s Awkwafina. But at home she’ll always be Nora Lum from Queens

The front desk clerk at the Beverly Hills Hotel is polite but puzzled. “Nora Lum? No, we have no one staying here of that name.” How about Awkwafina, I ask, spelling it out for him. He looks at me as though he thinks I might be messing with him. “Sorry, madam,” – is that a note of relief in his voice? – “no one of that name either.” I reach for my phone, but then I have an idea. Sandra Bullock? Suddenly I have the attention of all three front desk clerks. “This way, madam.”

“Who the fuck is Awkwafina? That’s everyone’s reaction,” laughs Nora Lum/Awkwafina (pronounced Aquafina) when I eventually find her. She and Bullock – or “Sandy
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Ocean’s 8 review – all-girl gang doesn’t quite deliver the goods

Serious star power and slick direction can’t make up for an ensemble cast’s failure to gel

This all-girl riff on Steven Soderbergh’s deliciously slick Oceans trilogy is a fun-enough spin-off that centres around a revenge heist orchestrated by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister of George Clooney’s Danny. Her team comprises Ocean’s partner, a has-been, tax-evading fashion designer, a diamond expert (Mindy Kaling), stoner-hacker “Nine Ball” (a drily hilarious Rihanna), a pickpocketing, motormouthed teenager (comedian Awkwafina) and Sarah Paulson’s bored stay-at-home mum as the “fence” or go-between. Their plan is to steal a Cartier necklace from the unsuspecting neck of Bambi-eyed actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala and pin the blame on Debbie’s art dealer ex-boyfriend.

Some things work well, such as Hathaway, whose finely tuned facial expressions are the best thing about the film by a country mile; elastic smile and saucer eyes one minute,
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