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Camila Cabello, Tommy Hilfiger Honored at Save the Children's "The Centennial Gala: Changing the World for Children"

Save the Children, the international humanitarian organization, held part one of two celebrations in recognition of its centennial anniversary, which started earlier in the day with Save the Children Trustee Jennifer Garner lighting up New York’s iconic Empire State Building in red to mark Save the Children’s 100 years of service of giving children a brighter future.

Camila Cabello shares a moment with Hope, a Save the Children program participant from Kentucky

Credit/Copyright: Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children

The celebrations continued in the evening with “The Centennial Gala: Changing The World for Children,” which honored award-winning singer Camila Cabello (Voice Award honoree) and fashion designer and American icon Tommy Hilfiger (Humanitarian Award). The event took place at The Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center in New York City, and was co-hosted by NBC’s Hoda Kotb and Willie Geist. Award-winning country music group Little Big Town performed their two hit songs,
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Other Lamb’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Other Lamb’
Movies about religious cults used to be a relatively rare occurrence. They’ve grown more frequent of late, however, surely sending up some kind of emergency flare to illuminate disturbing general cultural trends. “The Other Lamb” is just one of several such films at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, and as the English-language debut of Polish helmer Malgorzata Szumowska may have the best shot among them at finding a substantial audience beyond the festival circuit.

Still, this often visually striking tale of an all-female cult in thrall to its lone-male leader is very much art-house fare — slowly paced, terse with character and narrative insight. In the end, the director and screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen don’t really seem to be saying anything more complicated than the basic notion that blind submission to a patriarch is bad news for women, children and probably men as well. Still, the film’s
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'The Other Lamb': Film Review | Tiff 2019

'The Other Lamb': Film Review | Tiff 2019
In The Other Lamb, the first English language picture from award-winning Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, an all-female religious cult lives off the land with their daughters in the happy harem of a Jesus-like leader. Entrusting their bodies, souls and very lives to the handsome, long-haired Shepherd, they are content to follow the strict rules he lays down, however implausible they may be. But there are doubters in the flock.

Starring bold young English actress Raffey Cassidy as the trusting Selah, on the cusp of womanhood, and the romantic Dutch actor Michiel Huisman as Shepherd, this Ireland-Belgium co-production from Trust Nordisk has ...
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14 Buzziest Movies for Sale at This Year’s Toronto Film Festival (Photos)

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14 Buzziest Movies for Sale at This Year’s Toronto Film Festival (Photos)
“Bad Education”

Perhaps one of the biggest titles for sale, “Bad Education” stars Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Ray Romano and Alex Wolff and is based on the real-life events that took place at writer Mike Makowsky’s high school.

Citizen K

Following his critically lauded “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” Alex Gibney is back with “Citizen K,” a documentary about Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who went from communist to political prisoner in a 20-year battle with Putin.

The Friend

Based on the award-winning Esquire article of the same name, the film follows a man (Jason Segel) who puts his life on hold to help his friends though a terminal cancer diagnosis. Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck also star in the Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”) film.

How to Build a Girl

Everyone is obsessed with Beanie Feldstein following her performance in “Booksmart,” so naturally, this film has become a buzzy title for Tiff buyers.
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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor': Everything We Know About Netflix’s ‘Hill House’ Follow-Up

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‘The Haunting of Bly Manor': Everything We Know About Netflix’s ‘Hill House’ Follow-Up
There’s no rest for the wicked, and that includes those fans of “The Haunting of Hill House” who are already scouring the internet for all the details they can find about Season 2 of the Netflix horror series.

Created by Mike Flanagan, the show’s 10-episode first season launched last October and centered around the Crain family: father Hugh, mother Olivia (Carla Gugino), and their children, Steve (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Theo (Kate Siegel), Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) and Nellie (Victoria Pedretti).

The story follows the events that transpired during the one summer the Crains lived in the titular haunted home and their lives decades after leaving Hill House due to a tragic incident.

Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Star Kate Siegel to Return for 'Haunting of Bly Manor' (Exclusive)

Though details about Season 2 are scarce, TheWrap has rounded up all the ways the show plans to haunt you
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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Adds ‘Hill House’ Alum Catherine Parker

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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Adds ‘Hill House’ Alum Catherine Parker
Haunting of Hill House” alum Catherine Parker has joined “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” series creator Mike Flanagan said Friday.

Parker — who played the ghost Poppy Hill on “Hill House” — joins a cast that includes fellow Season 1 alums Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel (the latter two castings exclusively reported by TheWrap), who are all returning for Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series.

Character details for Parker’s role on “Bly Manor” — which is set to launch in 2020 — are being kept under wraps for now.

Almost a decade ago, I first worked with Catherine Parker on a tiny movie called Absentia. Last season, she was unforgettable as Poppy Hill… today, I’m thrilled to announce that she’s joining us at Bly Manor.

— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) August 30, 2019

While “The Haunting of Hill House
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‘Haunting of Hill House’ Star Kate Siegel to Return for ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ (Exclusive)

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‘Haunting of Hill House’ Star Kate Siegel to Return for ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ (Exclusive)
The Haunting of Hill House” star Kate Siegel is returning for “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Siegel, who played Theo Crain on “Hill House,” is the fourth Season 1 alum to join Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series, following the castings of Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti. The streaming service told TheWrap it’s keeping character details for Siegel’s role on “Bly Manor” — which is set to launch in 2020 — under wraps for now.

While “The Haunting of Hill House” was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel of the same name, when Netflix renewed the Mike Flanagan-created series for Season 2 — and turned it into “The Haunting” anthology — back in February, the streaming service revealed that next chapter would be “a new story with all new characters” titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw.
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‘Haunting of Hill House’ Alum Henry Thomas Joins ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’

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‘Haunting of Hill House’ Alum Henry Thomas Joins ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’
The Haunting of Hill House” alum Henry Thomas is returning for “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” creator Mike Flanagan said on Wednesday.

Thomas, who played Hugh Crain on “Hill House,” is the third Season 1 star to join Season 2 of the Netflix horror anthology series, following the castings of Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti. The streaming service told TheWrap it’s keeping character details for Thomas’ role under wraps for now.

While “Hill House” was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel of the same name, when Netflix renewed the series for Season 2 — and turned it into an anthology — in February, the streaming service revealed that it would be “a new story with all new characters” titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” based on “The Turn of the Screw,” Henry James’ 1898 horror novella.

Pedretti will
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San Sebastian Adds Alice Winocour, Malgorzata Szumowska, Sarah Gavron to Main Comp

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San Sebastian Adds Alice Winocour, Malgorzata Szumowska, Sarah Gavron to Main Comp
The Darren Aronofsky-produced Brazilian title “Pacified,” by American director Paxton Winters, Alice Winocour’s French-German astronaut drama “Proxima” and Polish film director Małgorzata Szumowska’s religious thriller “The Other Lamb” are among the six final competition selections for September’s 67th San Sebastian Film Festival.

Also vying for San Sebastian’s Golden Shell will be U.K. drama “Rocks,” from “Suffragette” director Sarah Gavron, Sonthar Gyal’s Chinese production “Lhamo And Skalbe” and Gonçalo Waddington’s Portuguese-German kidnap mystery “Patrick.”

Adding three works from female filmmakers, San Sebastian has brought the number of competition contenders directed by women to six, just over one-third of the section.

“Pacified,” starring Bukassa Kabengele, Cassia Nascimento and José Loreto, centers on the friendship between a street-smart 13-year-old girl and an ex-trafficker who live in a Rio favela.

In “Proxima,” Eva Green stars as an astronaut and single mother who signs up for a year-long space mission,
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The Haunting Of Hill House Extended Director’s Cut Blu-ray and DVD Announced

Still want to spend more time in Hill House after devouring The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix? While not every movie or series on the streaming network gets a physical media release, Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House (based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name) will find its way onto shelves at some point in the future with a Blu-ray and DVD release that includes an extended director's cut of the show.

Shared by Amblin on Twitter (and reported on by Bloody Disgusting), an extended director's cut of The Haunting of Hill House will be released on Blu-ray and DVD (and is now available to pre-order).

A release date and specific special features are not listed on the Amazon page that Amblin shared on Twitter, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed. Here's what Flanagan tweeted
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An Extended Version of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Is Coming to Blu-ray

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An extended director’s cut of the spook-tastic “Haunting of Hill House” Netflix horror series is coming soon to Blu-Ray — hopefully in time for Halloween.

Amblin Entertainment announced the project on Twitter Thursday.

“Good news, @haunting fans! Just listed, new to the market. Why lease when you can own a lovely estate like Hill House, now even more spacious with director [Mike Flanagan’s] extended cut of the series! Preorder now, this House is priced to move,” the production company said in the tweet.

Also Read: 'Haunting of Hill House' Alum Oliver Jackson-Cohen Joins 'Haunting of Bly Manor' (Exclusive)

“Hill House” creator and director Mike Flanagan also confirmed the news.

“Well this news got out there a Little earlier than we wanted… but yes, it’s true!” he tweeted Friday. “More details to come, but it was a blast restoring several episodes to their original form. Hope you all enjoy!
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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Be ‘Much Scarier’ Than ‘Hill House,’ Creator Mike Flanagan Says

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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Be ‘Much Scarier’ Than ‘Hill House,’ Creator Mike Flanagan Says
If you thought the Red Room was Peak Horror TV, then you’ve got another thing coming, because “The Haunting of Hill House” creator Mike Flanagan says he thinks “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” the second chapter in his Netflix anthology series, is “much scarier” than the first.

“We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal,” Flanagan told BirthMoviesDeath.com in an interview published Monday. “It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about Season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already
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The Red Sea Diving Resort Review: A Lifeless Thriller That's Not Worth the Trip

Patrick Sproull Aug 2, 2019

Chris Evans’ first post-Marvel venture – the bland historical thriller, The Red Sea Diving Resort – is now available on Netflix

For Gideon Raff’s thriller The Red Sea Diving Resort, now streaming on Netflix, the writing is on the wall from the get-go. Opening in the early 1980s, in rural Ethiopia, we find a group of Mossad agents shepherding a handful of Ethiopian Jews out of the country and to the perceived safety of Jerusalem. As the truck prepares to leave, one agent, Ari Levinson, realizes there’s a child missing and sprints back through the fields to rescue an oblivious young boy. It’s a moment of bravado that tells you exactly the kind of film The Red Sea Diving Resort intends to be.

Based on true events, The Red Sea Diving Resort dramatizes the plight of Ethiopian Jews attempting to flee their country to Israel.
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‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’: Director Gideon Raff On His Killer Netflix Cast & More [Interview]

Producer, writer, and director Gideon Raff is, perhaps, most well-known for creating the hit Israeli show “Prisoners of War,” and producing and writing several seasons of its American counterpart “Homeland.” A veteran of both television and film, Raff’s latest feature-length effort, “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” tells the important story of a group of Mossad agents, who embark on a covert operation to, with the help of local Kabede Bimro (Michael K.

Continue reading ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’: Director Gideon Raff On His Killer Netflix Cast & More [Interview] at The Playlist.
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‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ Review: Chris Evans Becomes Captain Israel in Bland Netflix Thriller

In the early 1980s, a clandestine unit of Mossad agents bought and reopened a deserted beach resort on the shores of war-torn Sudan, and used it as a cover through which to smuggle thousands of persecuted Ethiopian Jews to the safety of Jerusalem. When this story was declassified a few years ago, it made for a remarkable new chapter in the history of the Jewish diaspora — one that hinges on ancient Hebraic themes of exile, the divine value of a single human life, and the pursuit of a promised land where all of God’s people might live in peace.

Now that it’s been adapted to the screen as a generic Netflix thriller that emphasizes Israeli heroism over Ethiopian suffering (not to mention the bravery required for them to leave their homes and reach the coast), this story only makes for a dull footnote to the history of white savior movies.
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Film Review: ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’

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Film Review: ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’
“There’s so much to see and do in Arous,” read the brochure for a Sudanese vacation spot where visitors could go scuba diving amid reefs “made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and Hans Hass.” Never mind that Sudan was in a state of civil war and no place for tourists in the early 1980s. European tourists came anyway, oblivious to the fact that the exotic getaway — rechristened “The Red Sea Diving Resort” for the Netflix film of the same name — was a front for a Mossad-run rescue mission: Israeli agents used Arous to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of refugee camps to the coast, where offshore boats could ferry them to Jerusalem.

The true story of this operation is so wild you couldn’t make it up — the kind of recently declassified real-life operation that savvy producers could conceivably pitch as a cross between Ben Affleck’s “Argo” and Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.
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Toronto premieres for ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ and ‘I Am Woman’

‘True History of the Kelly Gang.’ (Photo: Ben King)

Justin Kurzel’s True History of the Kelly Gang and Unjoo Moon’s I Am Woman will have their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 5-15.

Scripted by Shaun Grant and starring George Mackay, Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult, Essie Davis and Harry Greenwood, the saga of the Australian bush-ranger and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s will be among the gala premieres.

Moon’s biopic of the fiercely ambitious Australian singer Helen Reddy whose 1971 hit became the rallying cry of the women’s liberation movement, starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters, Matty Cardarople and Danielle Macdonald, will open the special presentations section.

In addition, The Other Lamb, the first English-language feature by Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska, scripted by Australian Catherine Smyth-McMullen, will screen in special presentations.

The Belgian-Irish co-production is
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Chris Evans's New Netflix Drama Is Based on an Incredible True Story - Watch the Trailer

Now that Chris Evans has officially put Steve Rogers's shield to rest and exited the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the actor has time for a whole host of other roles. In addition to the upcoming Knives Out, you'll be able to catch him in Netflix's The Red Sea Diving Resort at the end of the month. And, lucky for you, we now have our hands on a brand-new trailer for the latter.

The film, written and directed by Gideon Raff, is based on the real-life rescue missions that helped save thousands of refugees in Ethiopia from genocide. The way the team of undercover international agents and incredibly brave Ethiopians who helped carry out their mission is almost too wild to believe - the group uses a deserted holiday resort in Sudan as a front to smuggle people to Israel, saving them from certain death.

Chris Evans stars as the charismatic leader of the team,
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Red Sea Diving Resort Trailer Turns Chris Evans Into a Real-Life Hero

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Red Sea Diving Resort. This is a movie that the streaming service picked up the rights to back in February and, apparently, they didn't want to wait forever to get it out into the world, as it will be making its debut in just a couple of weeks. This first trailer showcases a harrowing true story with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, playing the real-life hero at the center of it all. This is also notable as it marks his first role in a movie following the release of Avengers: Endgame, which may well have been his last go-around in the McU.

As for the trailer itself, it paints a picture of a rag-tag group, led by Chris Evans, who must rescue a bunch of people from Ethiopia during a terrible genocide. It sets the stage for a very high-risk mission. Things are incredibly tense.
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Chris Evans Is Bearded and Back to Saving People in The Red Sea Diving Resort Trailer

Chris Evans Is Bearded and Back to Saving People in The Red Sea Diving Resort Trailer
Chris Evans‘ first post-Marvel movie takes on a serious and dangerous topic.

The actor, who hung up his Captain America shield in April’s Avengers: Endgame, stars in the upcoming Netflix movie The Red Sea Diving Resort as a secret operative running a rescue effort in Ethiopia.

The first trailer for the movie, based on a true story, shows how the group of operatives were put together to rescue families facing genocide in the African country.

“The government has killed hundreds of families, many more will die if something is not done,” Michael K. Williams, who plays one of
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