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The Dinner

How far will the new American aristocracy go to protect its privileges? Oren Moverman’s intense four-way war of wills is sourced from a novel but shapes up as an intense stage piece in a chi-chi restaurant interrupted by flashbacks and other stylistic flourishes. The acting foursome is excellent, with Steve Coogan a standout as a truly disturbed character. Four adults debate their sons’ high crimes and misdemeanors over designer cuisine.

The Dinner

Blu-ray + Digital HD

Lionsgate

2017 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 120 min. / Street Date August 8, 2017 / 24.99

Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Adepero Oduye, Michael Chernus, Taylor Rae Almonte, Joel Bissonnette.

Cinematography: Bobby Bukowski

Film Editor: Alex Hall

Written by Owen Moverman from the novel by Herman Koch

Produced by Caldecott Chub, Lawrence Inglee, Julia Lebedev, Eddie Valsman

Directed by Oren Moverman

Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner comes to America after two successful European versions,
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2-Time Oscar Winner Blanchett to Play 4-Time Emmy Winner Ball: Good Idea?

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the EW.com report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic.
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Ace Eddie Awards: The Best Edited Movies/TV Shows of 2014

The American Cinema Editors released the nominees of their Ace Eddie Awards and it's shaping up like the usual suspects. "American Sniper," "Boyhood," "Gone Girl," "The Imitation Game," "Nightcrawler," and "Whiplash" will duke it out for the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category.

Meanwhile, in the Comedy or Musical Feature Film category, "Birdman," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Into the Woods," "Inherent Vice," and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" are competing.

We'll find out the winners of the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards on January 30th for their annual awards at the Beverly Hilton.

Here's your complete list of nominees:

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Tie!

American Sniper

Joel Cox, Ace & Gary Roach, Ace

Boyhood

Sandra Adair, Ace

Gone Girl

Kirk Baxter, Ace

The Imitation Game

William Goldenberg, Ace

Nightcrawler

John Gilroy, Ace

Whiplash

Tom Cross

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical):

Birdman

Douglas Crise & Stephen Mirrione, Ace

Guardians of the Galaxy

Fred Raskin,
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American Sniper, Nightcrawler, I’LL Be Me Among Nominees Announced for Ace Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace’s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Next week Ace will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees.

For only the second time in the organization’s history, a tie resulted in an additional nominee in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category creating six nominees, instead of five, indicating a tie in the number of votes for the fifth placing films. In 2013, a tie in the Best Edited Animated Feature Film resulted in four nominees, instead of the normal three nominees, in that category.

The Ace Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars. No film has won Best
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Six dramas in race for Eddie

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Six dramas in race for Eddie
For the second time in the history of the American Cinema Editors (Ace) a tie has resulted in an additional nominee in a category, resulting in six nominations for dramatic feature in the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards.

The last tie led to four animated feature nominees in 2013.

They Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) nominees are: Joel Cox and Gary Roach for American Sniper; Sandra Adair for Boyhood (pictured); Kirk Baxter for Gone Girl; William Goldenberg for The Imitation Game; John Gilroy for Nightcrawler; and Tom Cross for Whiplash.

In the Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical) category, the contenders are: Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione for Birdman; Fred Raskin, Hughes Winborne and Craig Wood for Guardians Of The Galaxy; Wyatt Smith for Into The Woods; Leslie Jones for Inherent Vice; and Barney Pilling for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Best Edited Animated Feature Film nominees are: Tim Mertens for Big Hero 6; Edie Ichioka for The Boxtrolls
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American Cinema Editors (Ace) Announces Nominees

American Cinema Editors (Ace) today announced nominations for the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during Ace?s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Next week Ace will announce the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honoree and two Career Achievement honorees. For only the second time in the organization?s history, a tie resulted in an additional nominee in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category creating six nominees, instead of five, indicating a tie in the number of votes for the fifth placing films. In 2013, a tie in the Best Edited Animated Feature Film resulted in four nominees, instead of the normal three nominees, in that category. The Ace Eddie Award nominees are listed below. Nominees For 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic): Tie!
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2015 Ace Eddie Nominations Announced

The American Cinema Editors have taken the time when most of us are still enjoying a little bit of downtime before truly getting back into the swing of things this new year to announce the film and television nominees for the 65th Annual Ace Eddie Awards. Among the nominees are a couple of personal favorites in Whiplash (Tom Cross) and The Imitation Game (William Goldbenbrrg). I also think something must be said for Boyhood, though editing a film over the course of 12 years doesn't really leave much wiggle room. You're essentially editing 12 short films because once you're a year removed... you're a year removed. There are six nominees in the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) category as a result of a tie providing for one additional nominee for the second time ever. Among the comedy/musical nominees I would like to believe The Grand Budapest Hotel (Barney Pilling) would be the front-runner,
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‘American Sniper,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Gone Girl’ Among Ace Eddie Award Nominees (Full List)

‘American Sniper,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Gone Girl’ Among Ace Eddie Award Nominees (Full List)
American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “Gone Girl,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash” are among the top film nominees for Ace Eddie honors as chosen by the American Cinema Editors.

The film drama category has six contenders this year due to a tie for only the second time in the history of the awards. Sandra Adair’s nomination for “Boyhood” covers footage shot during a 12-year period.

The winners will be announced Jan. 30 in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Into the Woods,” “Inherent Vice” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” took nominations in the comedy or musical category.

Ballots will be mailed Monday to Ace members with voting closing on Jan. 21.

“The Ace Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars,” Ace noted Friday. “No film has won Best Picture at the Oscars without also having received at least a Best Editing nomination since ‘Ordinary People’ in 1981″

Big Hero 6,
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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Gone Girl’ Nominated by American Cinema Editors

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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Whiplash,’ ‘Gone Girl’ Nominated by American Cinema Editors
The movie that stitched 12 years of footage into a single narrative, “Boyhood,” has been nominated by the American Cinema Editors as the best-edited dramatic feature of 2014, Ace announced on Friday.

Other nominees for the top dramatic film honor at the awards known as the Ace/Eddies are “American Sniper,” “Gone Girl,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler” and “Whiplash.” The category had six nominees instead of five because of a tie.

See photos: From a ‘Guardian’ to a ‘Gone Girl': The 17 Breakout Stars of 2014 (Photos)

Nominees in the comedy or musical category were “Birdman,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Into the Woods,
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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' join Oscar players with Ace editing nominations

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'American Sniper,' 'Nightcrawler' join Oscar players with Ace editing nominations
If you were looking for things to be shaken up a little bit in this year's Oscar race, the American Cinema Editors (Ace) offered a slight jolt Friday with the organization's 65th annual list of nominees for film editing. And if you were wondering if "Nightcrawler" might make a serious play on the circuit, well… I will say I was wondering that. So much so that I had a piece prepped focusing on its potential before today's announcement, which included the film in a dramatic feature category that featured a tie for the first time ever. (The animated field saw a tie yielding four nominees in 2012, while "Babel" and "The Departed" actually tied for the dramatic win in 2006, but there hasn't been a tie leading to an extra nominee in the dramatic or comedy/musical categories before.) Powerhouse Oscar players "Boyhood" and "The Imitation Game" unsurprisingly joined the party, and ditto Sundance hit "Whiplash.
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Emmy Creative Arts: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Editors are a Cut Above the Rest

Emmy Creative Arts: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Editors are a Cut Above the Rest
Balancing tension and payoff, unease and release, misdirection and revelation for the span of a 90-minute film is never easy for an editor. But keeping viewers’ fingernails well-bitten over a 60-minute TV episode — frequently with commercial interruptions — can be even more precarious and even more rewarding when done right.

Since its creation in 2002, the Emmy’s single-camera picture editing for a drama editing award has gone almost exclusively to shows that traffic in suspense and mystery. Though “24’s” four wins make it the Alan Menken of the category, “Breaking Bad” is breathing down its neck, with three victories so far.

As the saga of Walter White drew to a close, “Breaking Bad’s” editors were tasked with keeping audiences at a fever pitch without giving short shrift to the slow-cooking character development that had been a series hallmark, often attained through long, unhurried scenes — in many ways the antithesis of “24’s” Greengrassian cutting style.
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True Detective, Ep. 1.05 “The Secret Fate of All Life” a small screen masterpiece in the making

True Detective, Season 1, Episode 5: “The Secret Fate of All Life”

Written by Nic Pizzolatto

Directed by Cary Fukunaga

Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on HBO

The climax of episode 4 of True Detective, titled “Who Goes There’” is a feat of technical mastery that would sit proudly along side the work of a master director like Alfonso Cauron. Cary Fukunaga and his Dop Adam Arkapaw have clearly forged an excellent partnership. The big showpiece sequence - a single long tracking shot — which lasts a shade under six minutes – is a masterclass of filmmaking. The ways Fukunaga places, moves, and times his cast and camera to be at the right place at a precise time is brilliant, and a feat accomplished without the aid of post production magic. Every episode of True Detective has so far exceeded its predecessor in terms of quality, and as we pass the half-way mark, we
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Treme, Ep. 4.04, “Sunset on Louisianne” ponders legacy and loss

Treme, Season 4, Episode 4, “Sunset on Louisianne”

Written by David Simon

Directed by Alex Hall

Airs Sundays at 9pm Est on HBO

This week, on Treme: Davis turns 40, Antoine tests his limits, and Albert slips away

The reflective tone of last week’s episode is crystallized in “Sunset on Louisianne”, as characters ponder their legacies and impact while Big Chief Lambreaux quietly passes. Viewers expecting a dramatic, emotional goodbye for Albert may be disappointed, but they shouldn’t be surprised. Treme, like The Wire before it, prizes honesty over melodrama and an expected, comparatively peaceful death while sleeping is much more in keeping with this than the tearful goodbyes, waterworks, and last minute revelations of so many other cancer-related deaths on television.

Over the past few episodes, Albert has grown increasingly tired and has started to fade. After his admission last week that he wouldn’t be walking on Mardi Gras,
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Treme, Ep. 3.05, “I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say”: Oversized cast remains show’s strength, weakness

Treme, Season 3, Episode 5: “I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say”

Written by Eric Overmyer (Story), Lolis Eric Elie and Jen Ralson (Teleplay)

Directed by Alex Hall

Airs Sundays at 10pm (Et) on HBO

This week, on Treme: Amy’s family comes to visit, Sofia can’t catch a break, and Terry does a hell of a John Wayne

While this is another solid, entertaining, and inspiring episode of Treme, it has the unfortunate distinction of coming after last week’s installment, which ranks among the series’ best. Its proximity to “The Greatest Love” calls attention to this episode’s, and the show’s, weaknesses, by far the most prominent of which is the number of characters. Many shows find tremendous success with massive, sprawling casts, but what these show do that Treme doesn’t is tie their ensembles together. Each of our main characters has its own set
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Video: Michael Kahn's Ace Lifetime Achievement Award tribute reel

The American Cinema Editors (Ace) just held their annual awards ceremony. Michael Kahn received the lifetime achievement award presented by Steven Spielberg. As with most lifetime achievement awards, the audience wash shown a highlight reel of the master editor’s many credits.

Kahn has collaborated with Spielberg on many films which are a huge part of the reel, but there are a handful of other major films represented as well. The full list of Ace winners is after the video. Check out the video and share your thoughts on your favorite moments!

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):

The Social Network

Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical):

Alice in Wonderland

Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.

Best Edited Animated Feature Film:

Toy Story 3

Ken Schretzmann & Lee Unkrich, A.C.E.

Best Edited Half-hour Series For Television:

Modern Family: “Family Portrait

Jonathan Schwartz
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Watch Michael Kahn’s Ace Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Reel

Watch Michael Kahn’s Ace Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Reel
Over the weekend the American Cinema Editors (Ace) held their annual awards, where The Social Network, Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3 took honors for feature editing in the dramatic, comedy/musical and animated categories. But the highlight of the night may have been the lifetime achievement award given to Michael Kahn, presented by Steven Spielberg. That award was accompanied by a reel highlighting the master editor's many credits, and in the spirit of celebrating someone who has been an invaluable but often invisible contributor to many of the films we love, we present the highlight reel after the break. Mr. Kahn's long collaboration with Steven Spielberg dominates this reel, but there are a handful of other major films represented here, too. The fact that one man has been instrumental to so many major films of the last forty years is simply staggering. (With respect to that collaboration with Steven Spielberg,
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Movie News After Dark: Bald Zach Galifianakis, James Franco and Transformers: NASCARpocalypse

What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is Fsr’s newest late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box. It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this stuff late at night, what do you expect? Tonight’s top story: A new image from The Hangover 2 has emerged. Zach Galifianakis still has no hair — and what’s on Stu’s face? The
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“The Social Network” wins Ace Awards

HollywoodNews.com: “The Social Network,” (edited by Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter) and “Alice in Wonderland” (edited by Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Feature Film (Drama) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) respectively at the 61st Annual Ace Eddie Awards tonight where trophies were handed out in nine (9) categories of film, television and documentaries. The black-tie ceremony was held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel with over 1,000 in attendance to celebrate the year’s best editing. “Toy Story 3” (edited by Ken Schretzmann & Lee Unkrich, A.C.E.) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (edited by Tom Fulford & Chris King) won Best Edited Documentary. Television winners included “Modern Family: Family Portrait

(edited by Jonathan Schwartz) for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television, “The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye” (edited by Hunter Via) for
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The Social Network, Alice In Wonderland: American Cinema Editors' Awards

Jesse Eisenberg in David Fincher's The Social Network Ace Award Winners; Christopher Nolan, Michael Kahn Receive Special Awards Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) The Social Network Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy Or Musical) Alice in Wonderland Chris Lebenzon, A.C.E. Best Edited Animated Feature Film Toy Story 3 Ken Schretzmann & Lee Unkrich, A.C.E. Best Edited Documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop Tom Fulford & Chris King Best Edited Miniseries Or Motion Picture For Television Temple Grandin Leo Trombetta, A.C.E. Best Edited Half-hour Series For Television Modern Family: “Family PortraitJonathan Schwartz Best Edited One-hour Series For Commercial Television The Walking Dead: “Days Gone Bye” Hunter Via Best Edited One-hour Series For Non-commercial Television Treme: “Do You Know What it Means” Kate Sanford, A.C.E. & Alexander Hall Best Edited Reality Series If You Really Knew Me: “Colusa High” Rob Goubeaux,
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'Social Network' Wins Best Edited Award

American Cinema Editors (Ace) tonight announced the winners for the 61st Annual Ace Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in nine categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners were revealed during Ace’s 61st annual black-tie awards ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Christopher Nolan received the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, while Career Achievement honors were bestowed on veteran film editors Michael Brown, A.C.E. and Michael Kahn, A.C.E. Director Joe Sargeant presented to Brown, with Steven Spielberg presenting to Kahn. The Ace Eddie Awards is considered an integral precursor to the Oscars; no film has won Best Picture at the Oscars without also having received at least a Best Editing nomination since Ordinary People in 1981. Since the Ace membership boasts a very high crossover within its membership of Academy members, it is considered a very accurate bellweather for the
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