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Michael Douglas movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Wall Street,’ ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Ant-Man’

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Michael Douglas movies: 14 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Wall Street,’ ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Ant-Man’
Academy Award winner Michael Douglas has had a career of almost 50 years in feature films, beginning with his first credited performance in 1969’s “Hail, Hero!” and returning to the screen this month in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” It is remarkable that after such a lengthy career, Douglas has found a new generation of fans, now that he has become part of the Marvel universe.

In his distinguished career, Douglas has been nominated for two Oscars and won both of them — as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and as Best Actor for 1987’s “Wall Street.” For his film work, he has also been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards, winning three — two for producing “Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Romancing the Stone” and one for his performance in “Wall Street.” And as a member of the cast of 2000’s “Traffic,” Douglas won a Screen
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“I Don’t Care If It Never Shows in a Theater”: Steven Soderbergh on sex, lies, and videotape, 4K Hdr and the Studio System

Some films make a splash on their initial release and are largely forgotten just a few years later; others are ignored but rise in stature with the passage of time. Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 debut sex, lies, and videotape is one of those rare movies that was a phenomenon in its time and has only gotten better with age, a razor-sharp exploration of the ways in which we lie to each other and ourselves and an inquiry into what those lies say about our relationships, our desires, and our society as a whole. An extremely specific movie about a precise social […]
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“I Don’t Care If It Never Shows in a Theater”: Steven Soderbergh on sex, lies, and videotape, 4K Hdr and the Studio System

Some films make a splash on their initial release and are largely forgotten just a few years later; others are ignored but rise in stature with the passage of time. Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 debut sex, lies, and videotape is one of those rare movies that was a phenomenon in its time and has only gotten better with age, a razor-sharp exploration of the ways in which we lie to each other and ourselves and an inquiry into what those lies say about our relationships, our desires, and our society as a whole. An extremely specific movie about a precise social […]
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Zazie Beetz In Talks to Join 'Joker' Film

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A rising star may be joining Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' Joker Movie!  More within...

Just before Sdcc 2018 opened its doors, Warner Bros. began announcing information regarding Todd Phillips' "Joker", starring Joaquin Phoenix.  With production set to begin in September to meet an October 2019 release date, we knew that casting news would like trickle out over the next couple of months, but here we are a few days later and we've already got a possible casting.

According to a report from THR, Atlanta and Deadpool 2 star, Zazie Beetz is in talks to trade in her luck to play opposite Phoenix in the upcoming DC film, Joker.

While details are being kept airtight, for the modestly budgeted film ($55 mil), it's said that Beetz would play "a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the "clown prince of crime." As we mentioned, previously, Phillips and co-writer
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‘Deadpool 2’s Zazie Beetz Might Be Joining Joaquin Phoenix In ‘Joker’

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, the stand-alone DC villain’s origin story to be directed by Todd Phillips. There’s is, however, no word on who she may play in the film, which is due to start shooting in September for an October 4th, 2019 release.

Phoenix is confirmed for the film and recently revealed that the project “scares the fucking shit” out of him.

Speaking to Collider the actor said: “I take a lot of time and consideration when making decisions and what I’m gonna work on always. So, in some ways, the process, which is obviously reading a script and meeting a filmmaker and then continuing to have meetings and discussions with Todd [Phillips]. I think he’s very impressive and he seems to have a very interesting understanding of this world and what he’s trying to say.
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director Joe Russo Praises ‘Eighth Grade’ as ‘A Fantastic Film’ — Comic-Con 2018

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Director Joe Russo Praises ‘Eighth Grade’ as ‘A Fantastic Film’ — Comic-Con 2018
A few days ago, “Avengers: Infinity War” co-director Joe Russo put a few of the $2 billion the tentpole just earned toward an opening weekend ticket to “Eighth Grade.” If the selection sounds surprising, remember that Russo and his brother, Anthony, made their dual debut 21 years ago with “Pieces,” leaping from obscurity when Steven Soderbergh caught the film at Slamdance Festival. Also, Russo is a father who knows what it’s like to raise a 13-year-old girl.

At San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, Russo commended Bo Burnham’s first feature: “I saw ‘Eighth Grade’ this weekend, which is a fantastic film.” The praise came during a panel for fellow 2018 Sundance premiere “Assassination Nation,” which Neon and the Russos — via their company, Agbo — acquired at Park City for $10 million. In “Assassination Nation,” a young female quartet fights for their lives as their town descends into violent chaos after every single resident’s phone is hacked.
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Oscar Winners Nominated at the 2018 Emmys

Oscar Winners Nominated at the 2018 Emmys
With more and more movie stars transitioning to television, the number of previous Oscar winners in contention at the Emmys continues to grow. Several Academy Award champs number among the 2018 Emmy nominees that were announced on Thursday, July 12.

One of the most recent Oscar victors in the Emmy lineup is Allison Janney, who won Best Supporting Actress earlier this year for playing an acid-tongued mother in “I, Tonya.” Now she contends for Best Comedy Actress for her small-screen role as another flawed matriarch in “Mom,” which has already brought her two Emmys in the supporting category (2014 and 2015). Janney is a perennial favorite of the TV academy, with 14 total nominations and 5 additional wins.

Janney’s predecessor in the Oscar Supporting Actress category, Viola Davis (“Fences” in 2016), missed out on a Best Drama Actress nom for “How to Get Away with Murder” this year. But she nonetheless showed up in Best Drama
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Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’

Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’
With a release date now set for Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker,” the cast is starting to take form as “Deadpool 2” star Zazie Beetz is in talks to join the cast, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

While story details are being kept under wraps, it has been previously reported that the origin story for Batman’s nemesis will be more of a mid-budget crime thriller than a superhero blockbuster, and that it will be based at least loosely on the origin story for the character depicted in Alan Moore’s “The Killing Joke.”

Also Read: Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Set for October 2019 Release Date

Beetz is said to be in talks to play a single mother who catches the attention of the Joker prior to his transformation into the nihilistic Gotham City villain. In Moore’s version of the Joker’s origins, the villain was an unnamed
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‘Patient Zero’ Trailer: Stanley Tucci Leads A Rabid Group Of Non-Zombies Against Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer

There are zombie movies and there are pandemic movies and while they may seem like the same thing, the creators are often very adamant about the distinction. Example, “28 Days Later” is probably seen as a zombie movie, but writer/director Alex Garland is very clear that the humans infected with the rage virus do not come back from the dead to become undead. Likewise, Steven Soderbergh’s pandemic movie “Contagion” is much more deadly global virus that kills instead of a zombie movie.

Continue reading ‘Patient Zero’ Trailer: Stanley Tucci Leads A Rabid Group Of Non-Zombies Against Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer at The Playlist.
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Keanu Reeves Casts Doubt on ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Actually Happening: ‘It Still Has Its Challenges’

Keanu Reeves Casts Doubt on ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Actually Happening: ‘It Still Has Its Challenges’
“Bill & Ted” fans rejoiced in May when it was confirmed a third film in the franchise was on the way with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Returning returning. The film, entitled “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” announced it was heading into pre-production with “Galaxy Quest” and “Red 2” filmmaker Dean Parisot directing from a script by Chris Matheson and Ed Soloman, both of whom wrote the 1989 original and its 1991 sequel. Unfortunately, the third installment might not be as much of a guarantee as originally reported.

Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, Reeves cast doubt on “Bill & Ted Face the Music” happening by teasing some behind-the-scenes issues. The actor did not get into any of the specifics, but he did mention he’s unsure as of July 2018 if a third movie is “a reality.” Reeves said the script is ready to go but that “financing, rights, deals” are standing in the way.
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Keanu Reeves Warns ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel May Not Happen After All

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Keanu Reeves Warns ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel May Not Happen After All
Fans erupted in cheers two months ago when it was announced that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would reprise their roles as “Ted” Theodore Logan and “Bill” S. Preston Esq. in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” — but now, Reeves has warned the third film might not happen.

“I don’t know if it’s a reality,” Reeves told Yahoo Entertainment. “We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges.”

The actor said the challenges are financial ones, not creative ones, adding that he had ideas for the older version of Theodore Logan.

Also Read: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter to Reprise Roles in Third 'Bill & Ted' Film

“I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell/ Part of it is show business stuff — financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively,” said Reeves. “There’d be a
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‘Bull’ Star Annabelle Attanasio Exits CBS Drama Over Schedule Conflict

CBS’s “Bull” will be down one series regular when the Michael Weatherly-led drama returns in the fall.

Annabelle Attanasio, who has starred as computer expert Cable McCrory since the show’s 2016 premiere, will not return for the show’s third season.

“I’m excited to share that I have been given the opportunity to direct my first feature film, a story I’ve been shepherding for four years,” Attanasio said in a statement. “Sadly, the film conflicts with my role as Cable on ‘Bull.’ CBS and the show’s producers have graciously allowed me to leave the series so I can pursue this extraordinary opportunity.”

Also Read: CBS Fall Schedule: 'Big Bang,' 'Young Sheldon' to Kick Off Season, 'Murphy Brown' Returns Sept 27

“While I will miss Cable dearly, I am so thrilled about this new chapter in my career, and am forever grateful
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Can David Lynch (‘Twin Peaks’) still win Emmys for writing and directing despite the snub for Best Limited Series?

Can David Lynch (‘Twin Peaks’) still win Emmys for writing and directing despite the snub for Best Limited Series?
When the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday morning, July 12, it looked like it might have been a complete shut out for “Twin Peaks.” The Showtime revival was snubbed for Best Limited Series and Kyle MacLachlan was also missing from Best Movie/Mini Actor. But when the entire list was released it turned out the show had done pretty well for itself in behind-the-scenes categories. It picked up nine total bids including Best Movie/Mini Directing for David Lynch and Best Movie/Mini Writing for Lynch and Mark Frost. Could the show still win those categories despite its snub in top categories? Yes, because “The Hour” is at hand.

SEE2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

It’s very rare for a movie or miniseries to win for its writing or directing without a corresponding nomination in the top category, but that’s exactly
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Leslie Harris: 'We can’t get a film financed with a black woman lead'

The director’s debut, Just Another Girl on the Irt, was an instant classic – 25 years ago. But she still can’t get a followup off the ground

It’s a familiar story: a young director heads to the Sundance film festival with their debut feature. The crowd is wowed; jury likewise. The movie gets picked up for a major distribution deal and is deemed an instant classic. But while the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, Darren Aronofsky, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson and the Coen brothers have converted Park City acclaim into enduring careers, even Oscars, things turned out rather differently for Leslie Harris.

I meet Harris, now 57, for tea at the Trade Union Cafe in Brooklyn, not far from the home she shares with her husband, a New York Times photographer. Soft-spoken and gentle, she was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She loved cinema from an early age and,
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David Fincher (‘Mindhunter’) could steal Drama Directing Emmy from reigning champs since voters love A-list filmmakers

David Fincher (‘Mindhunter’) could steal Drama Directing Emmy from reigning champs since voters love A-list filmmakers
This year’s Emmy race for Best Drama Directing is shaping up to be a battle royale between two defending champs that have yet to go head-to-head: “Game of Thrones” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But there’s another past winner waiting in the wings: David Fincher, who’s in the running this year for his Netflix series “Mindhunter.” The TV academy often loves to shower well-known film directors with accolades, as Fincher himself has proven before.

The two-time Oscar nominee (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 2008 and “The Social Network” in 2010) followed his big-screen successes by winning an Emmy for directing the pilot of “House of Cards” (2013). Now he has returned to the small screen with “Mindhunter,” a serial killer drama about FBI criminal psychologists studying the minds of murderers. He’s on the ballot for the show’s season finale, “Episode 10,” in which the team starts to
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sex, lies, and videotape

Is this show still as daring as it once seemed? How does it fare in this year of #MeToo? Where are the personal boundaries in relationships, when nobody can risk being entirely honest? We discover a man who wants to relate with women solely through the recordings he makes of them talking about sex — is that Ok, or not Ok? Steven Soderbergh’s micro-budgeted intimate drama was the definition of independent filmmaking success.

sex, lies and videotape

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1989 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 100 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date July 17, 2018 / 39.95

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo, Ron Vawter, Steven Brill.

Cinematography: Walt Lloyd

Film Editor: Steven Soderbergh

Original Music: Cliff Martinez

Produced by John Hardy, Robert Newmyer

Written and Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Director Steve Soderbergh has been making features for almost thirty years, as one of the few filmmakers to find something
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Ocean’s 8: Fashioning Costume

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Movies that feature contemporary fashion, particularly high-end and particularly for women, are a tricky sell costume wise. While men’s semi-formal to formal attire is generally shaped around the fundamental guise of the lounge suit, women’s clothing has a lot more avenues and possibilities. In addition to colour and pattern there is shape and form, which can vary dramatically for the fashionable wearer. What can vary dramatically can also date dramatically and this can be major stumbling block for costume designers. Films centred around the world of fashion, or those that include a lot of fashionable garments such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Clueless (1995) and Funny Face (1957) are at the mercy of a strict philosophy: look current but not so innovative that, a) garments will appear dated when trends alter and b) prioritise costume over character (unless that is a narrative point or personality facet). Tricky in the extreme,
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Emmy Predictions in Movies and Miniseries: Gianni Versace, 9/11 and ‘Twin Peaks’ Strangeness

Emmy Predictions in Movies and Miniseries: Gianni Versace, 9/11 and ‘Twin Peaks’ Strangeness
Is David Lynch just too damn weird for Emmy voters?

That’s a question that could be answered by Emmy nominations in the limited series and television movie categories, where Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” on Showtime is both a monumental achievement and one of the strangest things ever put on television.

Among the top contenders in the limited series category, the 18-episode “Twin Peaks” is longest piece of work by more than six hours — and it’s also so bizarre that it makes the last season of “Westworld” look like a model of concise storytelling. There’s a real question as to whether Lynch’s flights of fancy will be embraced or scorned by voters.

Among the other contenders, FX’s Ryan Murphy is always a major presence in these categories, with his big entry this year not the post-election edition of “American Horror Story” but the second
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‘Now Apocalypse’: Kevin Daniels & Avra Friedman Set To Recur On Starz Comedy Series

Sirens alum Kevin Daniels and Avra Friedman (Stop the Bleeding) are set for recurring roles opposite Avan Jogia, Kelli Bergland, Beau Mirchoff and Roxane Mesquida on Now Apocalypse, Starz's upcoming original half-hour comedy series from creator/executive producer Gregg Araki and Steven Soderbergh. Co-written by Araki, who also directs, and Vogue.com sex columnist Karley Sciortino, Now Apocalypse is a 10-episode surreal, coming-of-age comedy that follows Ulysses (Jogia)…
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'Sicario 2' stumbles as football and sunshine take their toll at UK box office

'Sicario 2' stumbles as football and sunshine take their toll at UK box office
Sicario’ sequel opens behind ’Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, ‘Ocean’s 8’.

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (June 29-July 1) Running gross Week 1 ’Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (Universal) £2.0m £34.5m 4 2 ‘Ocean’s 8’ (Warner Bros) £1.3m £6.9m 2 3 ’Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ (Lionsgate UK) £657,675 £700,059 1 4 ‘Tag’ (Warner Bros) £468,000 £468,000 1 5 ’Sanju’ (Fox) £445,000 £445,000 1

Source: Screen International

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom defied the warm weather and competition from the World Cup football tournament to stay at the top of the UK weekend chart for the fourth week in a row.

It grossed £1,989,779 from 641 sites, a decline of just 38% week-on-week, to take its total gross to date to
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