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Behind-the-Scenes Video of David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ Is an Acting Master Class With Naomi Watts

Behind-the-Scenes Video of David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Drive’ Is an Acting Master Class With Naomi Watts
The last 30 minutes of David Lynch’s 2001 brain-bending masterpiece “Mulholland Drive” offer up a harrowing free-fall into a woman’s unraveling psyche — thanks to a mesmerizing performance by Naomi Watts, who subtly shifts from wide-eyed credulity to broken-down hysteria and back again, as the gravity of her character’s situation comes into shattering focus.

In a clip below that has recently surfaced on Twitter, watch as Watts gives a master class in wordless acting during a pivotal scene where her character, who is at this point Diane Selwyn, realizes she’s being dumped by not only her director (Justin Theroux), but also her would-be girlfriend (Laura Elena Harring). As it takes place in the film, the whole scene is excruciating to watch — and no doubt one of the most uncomfortably real depictions of a mind processing a breakup ever.

Naomi Watts gets applause from David Lynch and crew for her powerful non-verbal acting performance pic.
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‘Your Honor’: Michael Stuhlbarg & Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Showtime Legal Drama – TCA

  • Deadline
‘Your Honor’: Michael Stuhlbarg & Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Showtime Legal Drama – TCA
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name) and Sofia Black-d’Elia (The Night Of) are set to star opposite Bryan Cranston in Your Honor, Showtime’s limited series based on the hot Israeli drama format (Kvodo). The legal thriller hails from Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice) and The Good Wife‘s Robert and Michelle King. The 10-episode series, produced by CBS TV Studios, is slated to go into production this fall in New Orleans.

Written by British TV writer-playwright Moffat, Your Honor is adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, created by Ron Ninio and Shlomo Mashiach. The legal thriller rips through all strata of New Orleans society.

Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family.

Cranston stars as a respected judge whose son Adam (Hunter Doohan) is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Black-d’Elia will portray Frannie,
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Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston Showtime Series

  • Variety
Michael Stuhlbarg, Sofia Black-d’Elia Join Bryan Cranston Showtime Series
Michael Stuhlbarg and “The Night Of” star Sofia Black-d’Elia are joining Bryan Cranston in the Showtime limited series “Your Honor.”

The 10-episode series is described as a legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society. Cranston will star as a respected judge whose son is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. Stuhlbarg will play Tommy, the much-feared head of a crime family, and Black-d’Elia will portray Frannie, the girlfriend of Cranston’s son Adam (Hunter Doohan).

The announcement was made by Showtime presidents of entertainment Gary Levine and Jana Winograde at the network’s Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.

Over the last few years, Stuhlbarg has appeared in a string of critically acclaimed features, among them “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Arrival.” TV-wise, Stuhlbarg’s credits include “Traitors,
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‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Showrunner Talks Hand-Drawn Animated Adaptation Of Dr. Seuss Classic, Possible Season 2 – TCA

  • Deadline
There are only 50 words in the Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book Green Eggs and Ham. That said, how does one create a 13-episode season of half-hour animated episodes based on a story about a guy who refuses to eat green-hued cuisine in a house; with a mouse; on a boat; with a goat, in a box; with a fox — you get the idea. Series creator and showrunner Jared Stern makes it sound effortless.

“It helps to have talented people,” said Stern of stretching the book out into a TV adaptation. He cites Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s who translated Legos and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs into full-length features. “They took something very simple and used the essence of it to make it magical. That was my intent [with Green Eggs and Ham] — it’s about trying new things and never judging a book by its cover.”

During a TCA session at Warner Bros.,
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Review: Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" (1989); Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

  • CinemaRetro
“The Long Hot Summer”

By Raymond Benson

I was living in New York City in the summer of 1989, when Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opened and caused a sensation. I recall finding the picture exhilarating at first, and then ultimately very disturbing. Racial tension in the city had been high following several incidents of police brutality against persons of color on one hand, and the Central Park jogger case, which had occurred a mere three months earlier, on the other. Was the film a cautionary tale or a call to action, or both?

Now, thirty years later, Do the Right Thing is more relevant than ever. Its message aside, the filmmaking warrants the accolades it has received over the years, and its reputation has grown considerably as one of the great American motion pictures. While Spike Lee has gone on to make many excellent movies, including last year’s Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman,
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The Coen Brothers' 10 Most Memorable Characters, Ranked

The Coen Brothers, Joel David Coen and Ethan Jesse Coen, are American filmmakers that have been driving force on the big screen since their debut of Blood Simple in 1984. As directors and writers, these two brothers have created a name for themselves. With thirteen Academy Award nominations, the Coen Brothers have dozens of famous titles under their belts. Although their films span across multiple genres, there is no denying that these brilliant minds create memorable and intriguing characters. Here are their 10 most memorable characters, ranked.

Related: From Weird To Even Weirder: 5 Fan Fave Coen Brothers Movies (& 5 That Missed The Mark)

Ulysses Everett McGillO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Everett is played by the phenomenal George Clooney, who is one prong of this iconic trio of escaped convicts in the 1930s. The other two, also memorable characters, are Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro) and Delmar O'Donnell (Tim Blake Nelson). While this film was
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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘The True Adventures of Wolfboy’

  • Variety
Most teenage boys would kill for a few whiskers, but not Paul. At 13, he already has a full face of hair, and his peers treat him like a freak for it. So, too, does Martin Krejčí’s “The True Adventures of Wolfboy,” although the movie argues that perhaps being a freak isn’t such a bad thing. You just have to learn to ignore what other people think and embrace your inner other.

That’s an evergreen theme among Ya movies — where bullies serve as bad guys, but lack of self-acceptance is the real obstacle to be overcome — and a useful lesson in such sensitive times. But is “Wolfboy” unique enough to make an impact? Working from a screenplay by playwright Olivia Dufault, Krejcí conjures a vision of Middle America in which magic and myth seem to exist alongside his characters, amplifying the interior struggle of his young protagonist, played by “It” star Jaeden Martell,
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The Big Lebowski spinoff The Jesus Rolls set for 2020 release

The Big Lebowski spinoff The Jesus Rolls set for 2020 release
If you cast your mind back a few years, you may recall that John Turturro started shooting a movie entitled Going Places, a loose remake of the 1974 French film Les Valseuses, which was subsequently revealed to be a spinoff from The Big Lebowski, with Turturro returning to the role of Jesus Quintana.

Well, it seems the film is finally set to see the light of day, with Deadline reporting that Screen Media has snapped up the rights to the movie – now titled The Jesus Rolls – with plans to release it early in the New Year.

Directed by Turturro (with the blessing of – but no involvement from – The Big Lebowski directors Joel and Ethan Coen), The Jesus Rolls also features a cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson. A synopsis for the film, first revealed back in 2016, reads:

John Turturro plays Jesus Quintana in ‘The Jesus Rolls,
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'The True Adventures of Wolfboy': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2019

A 13-year-old with such excessive hair growth on his face that he wears a balaclava at all times sets out to find his mother in The True Adventures of Wolfboy, the myth- and fairytale-inspired directorial debut from Czech commercials whiz Martin Krejci. This Karlovy Vary world premiere has an impressive cast list that includes John Turturro at his hammiest, Chloe Sevigny at her most apologetic and Chris Messina in full-on papa-bear mode, though none of the name actors can do much to overcome the screenplay’s overly familiar — if at one point literally dressed up in circus clothes —...
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Why We Don’t Think “The Jesus Rolls” Is Going to Fare Well

Just from the look of things it doesn’t really feel that The Jesus Rolls is going to be able to do all that well in comparison to The Big Lebowski, the movie that it’s spawned from. Spawned is actually a good word since Jesus Quintana is the kind of character that doesn’t feel like he deserves much of a chance to be seen as a decent person considering that he’s kind of an outcast and very proud to be that way. John Turturro has had a lot of success in his career but this time it almost feels as though

Why We Don’t Think “The Jesus Rolls” Is Going to Fare Well
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‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date

‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date
John Turturro’s Big Lebowski spin-off has been rolling around since 2016, which seems like a million years ago at this point. Originally titled Going Places, the film followed Turturro Big Lebowski character Jesus Quintana in a whole new story. Word died down about the film, and it appeared Going Places would never actually go anywhere. Now, there’s an update. The […]

The post ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets New Title, Release Date appeared first on /Film.
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Here’s Everything That Will Be Available on HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s Upcoming Streaming Service

  • The Wrap
WarnerMedia finally named its upcoming streaming service on Tuesday — HBO Max — and gave the first details of exactly what it’s programming lineup will look like when it launches next spring.

HBO Max will feature programming centered around HBO, Warner Bros, New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth and Looney Tunes. These include rights to classic sitcoms like “Friends,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” — which had previously not been available on any streaming service — as well as Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars.”

Below, TheWrap has rounded up everything that will be available on HBO Max.

Also Read: WarnerMedia Names New Streaming Service HBO Max, Nabs Exclusive Rights for 'Friends'

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All 236 episodes of “Friends” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” “Pretty Little Liars” All upcoming CW shows including “Batwoman” and “Katy Keene” (Netflix still
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HBO Max: WarnerMedia Streaming Service is New Home to Friends, CW Dramas

WarnerMedia has finally unveiled details of its forthcoming streaming service, including the name, and which shows will be part of it.

The name, as many rumors of late have suggested is HBO Max, which makes sense considering it will have everything you would expect from HBO.

According to WarnerMedia, HBO Max will have a "Robust Slate of New Originals, and Programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes and More to offer Something for Everyone in the Home."

Related: Riverdale, Friends, The Flash Poised to Leave Netflix

What's more, Friends is officially leaving Netflix, with all 236 episodes being available at launch on HBO Max.

Netflix is also losing Pretty Little Liars at the end of the month. All seven seasons will be exclusively available on the new streaming service, alongside Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
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John Turturro's The Big Lebowski Spinoff Film The Jesus Rolls Will Be Released in 2020

John Turturro’s long-awaited Big Lebowski spinoff film finally has a distributer and a release window! Screen Media has acquired North American rights to the film, which is appropriately titled, The Jesus Rolls, and they will release it in early 2020.

The story for the film centers around Turturro’s character, Jesus Quintana. The movie, which was also written and directed by the actor, is said to be part Big Lebowski spinoff, part remake of Bertrand Blier’s 1974 film Going Places, which was the original title for the film.

The story follows “a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser,
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‘The Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘The Jesus Rolls’ Sets 2020 Release Date

A spinoff from the Coen Brothers' 1998 noir-comedy classic The Big Lebowski following the continued exploits of Jesus Quintana, a.k.a. The Jesus, is, apparently, a very real thing that's happening, as in not a prank. It's titled The Jesus Rolls, John Turturro wrote the script and will direct as well as reprise the main role, and according to THR the film will hit North American theaters in early 2020 thanks to distributor Screen Media. Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson also reportedly round out the cast. It's worth noting …
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The Big Lebowski Spin-Off The Jesus Rolls Is Coming to Theaters in 2020

The Big Lebowski spin-off is finally coming our way next year. It's been announced that Screen Media has picked up the rights to The Jesus Rolls, which was formerly known as Going Places. John Turturro, who played the role of Jesus Quintana in the Coen brothers cult classic, is set to reprise the part. Turturro also serves as writer and director. Turturro had this to say in a statement.

"It feels like a good time to release a transgressive film about the stupidity of men who try and fail and try better to understand and penetrate the mystery of women. I look forward to working with Screen Media and bring our work and the character of the Jesus to American audiences."

We first heard of this spin-off back in 2016. Production took place and, for a couple of years, the project just kind of sat with no word on when we
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The Big Lebowski Sequel The Jesus Rolls Coming in 2020 with John Turturro and Pete Davidson

The Big Lebowski Sequel The Jesus Rolls Coming in 2020 with John Turturro and Pete Davidson
John Turturro’s sequel to The Big Lebowski is moving forward!

The 62-year-old actor’s long-awaited film The Jesus Rolls is finally getting a release date in 2020, according to Deadline. Turturro reprises his role as Jesus Quintana.

The story revolves a trio of misfits whose dynamic evolves from being sexually charged into a love story, according to Variety.

The film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson.

“It feels like a good time to release a transgressive film about the stupidity of men who try and fail and try better to understand and penetrate the mystery of women,
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John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media

John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media
You wouldn’t be crazy to have forgotten that actor John Turturro wrote and directed a “Big Lebowski” spin-off film featuring his character Jesus Quintana. While it was big news when it was announced, that was way back in the summer of 2016, a full three years ago. Since then, there have been little bits and pieces, but for the most part, news has been quiet about the film, formerly known as “Going Places.” But now, thanks to Screen Media, the film, now called “The Jesus Rolls,” has a distribution deal and fans can finally learn when they might get to see the ‘Lebowski’ spin-off.

Continue reading John Turturro’s Long-Awaited ‘Big Lebowski’ Spin-Off Gets A New Title & A Fresh Release Window From Screen Media at The Playlist.
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John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Set for 2020 Release

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John Turturro’s ‘Big Lebowski’ Spinoff ‘Jesus Rolls’ Set for 2020 Release
John Turturro’s “Big Lebowski” spinoff, “The Jesus Rolls,” which follows his “Lebowski” character Jesus Quintana, is scheduled to hit theaters in early 2020.

Screen Media purchased the rights to the film, which Turturro directed from his own script. “Jesus Rolls” also stars Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou and features Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon and Pete Davidson.

The Jesus Rolls” follows a trio of misfits whose sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, from society and from the hairdresser, all while the bonds of their outsider family strengthen.

The film, formerly titled “Going Places,” is produced by Robert Salerno, John Penotti, Fernando Sulichin, Sidney Kimmel and Paul-Dominique Win Vacharasinthu.
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‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel Renamed ‘The Jesus Rolls,’ Plans Early 2020 Release

‘Big Lebowski’ Sequel Renamed ‘The Jesus Rolls,’ Plans Early 2020 Release
John Turturro’s long-buzzed-about “Big Lebowski” sequel has a fresh title, and a fast-approaching release date. Screen Media announced today that the boutique distribution company has picked up the North American rights to Turturro’s film, now known as “The Jesus Rolls” (and formerly known as “Going Places”), and is planning a release in early 2020.

Written, directed by, and starring Turturro, the new film sees the multi-hyphenate reprising his role of Jesus Quintana from the beloved Coen brothers film. He’ll be joined by a wide-ranging supporting cast that includes Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson.

Per the film’s official synopsis, it follows “a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a surprising love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude towards the past or future backfires time and again, even as they inadvertently perform good deeds. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser,
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