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Mark Ruffalo movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Mark Ruffalo movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Although highly regarded as a theater star — he earned a Tony nomination in 2006 for “Awake and Sing!” and just returned to Broadway last season in “The Price” — Mark Ruffalo is for most people a bona fide movie star. For his film performances, he has been nominated for three Oscars, two Golden Globes and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning one as part of the ensemble cast of “Spotlight” in 2015.

These days, however, Ruffalo’s greatest fame is largely thanks to his being part of the Marvel universe, having taken over the roles of Dr. Bruce Banner and The Hulk in 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers.” After a cameo performance in 2013’s “Iron Man 3,” Ruffalo’s Hulk also appeared in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in 2015, “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017 and is now in theaters in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Ruffalo has fashioned a remarkable career appearing in Arthur Miller plays, Kenneth Lonergan
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Chris Evans Talks ‘Infinity War,’ Broadway and His Future With Captain America

Chris Evans Talks ‘Infinity War,’ Broadway and His Future With Captain America
Is Captain America ready to hang up his shield? Chris Evans has said so in the past, and his contract with Marvel is up after “Avengers 4,” the 2019 follow-up to the imminent “Avengers: Infinity War.”

But in a recent interview with Variety, the actor hinted that he might be open to sticking with the Avengers for a bit longer.

Asked if “Avengers 4” will mark his last outing in uniform, he answered, “Tough to say.” Addressing the subject on Stagecraft, Variety‘s theater podcast, Evans discussed his current Broadway run in “Lobby Hero,” his theater-kid roots and, of course, whether there’s a future for him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Part of you almost kind of thinks: Well, if we end on the right note… and I think it really kind of does. The scripts they have are really beautiful and really well written.”

“They do such a good job,” he
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The 25 Best American Screenplays of the 21st Century, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lady Bird’

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The 25 Best American Screenplays of the 21st Century, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lady Bird’
You’ll often hear directors say that each movie is really three movies: The one on the page, the one you shoot, and the one you end up with in the final cut. That gives you three chances to get it right or mess it up even more, but nothing beats a solid foundation and well-crafted blueprint. At least with a great screenplay, you know it will be a lot harder to mess up the other two phases.

Any consideration of the best movies of the past 18 years takes on new context when considered exclusively in terms of their screenplays. There are some obvious masters of the form, such as Charlie Kaufman and Kenneth Lonergan, not to mention the clockwork-like precision of the Pixar story factory, which is why they all have two films on this list. Many of the films here were robbed of Oscar nominations, including from David Fincher
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Will Starz’s ‘Howards End’ limited series repeat awards success of the 1992 movie that won 3 Oscars?

Starz’s new limited series adaptation of “Howards End” is positioning itself to do very well at the 2018 Emmys, much like the 1992 film of the same name. The movie “Howards End” won three Oscars and was also nominated for Best Picture. The limited series has rave reviews and could easily rack up multiple nominations at this year’s Emmys.

Based on the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, the limited series tells the story of Margaret of the bourgeoisie Schlegel family, who is bequeathed the titular country home by Ruth, an aging member of the wealthy Wilcox family, which causes an uproar between the families. Hayley Atwell is cast as Thompson’s Oscar-winning role of Margaret, while Julia Ormond plays Ruth, for which Vanessa Redgrave was nominated for an Oscar.

See‘Howards End’ reviews: Will it go from Oscars to Emmys thanks to ‘delightful,’ ‘sumptuous’ limited series on Starz?

Ormond
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‘Howards End’: Kenneth Lonergan & Hayley Atwell On The “Fresh Approach” To Classic Novel – The Contenders Emmys

Kenneth Lonergan’s adaptation of Howards End on Starz marks the TV debut of the E.M. Forster literary masterpiece. Lonergan was joined on stage to talk about the four-part limited series directed by Hettie Macdonald at Contenders with star Hayley Atwell. In Howards End, Atwell plays Margaret Schlegel, one of two sisters living together with their hypochondriac younger brother in Edwardian London. The two lead independent and slightly unorthodox lives. The novel was…
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Hayley Atwell on ‘Howards End’ and Getting Advice from Oscar-Winner Emma Thompson

Hayley Atwell on ‘Howards End’ and Getting Advice from Oscar-Winner Emma Thompson
Adapted from the E.M. Forster novel, written by Kenneth Lonergan and directed by Hettie Macdonald, Howards End (airing on Starz in four installments) is the story of two independent and unconventional sisters, Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard), trying to discover meaning in an ever-changing world. When Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly, her husband Henry (Matthew Macfadyen) becomes the owner of Howards End and Margaret finds that he may be much more than she ever expected. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actress Hayley Atwell talked about why she wanted to sign on …
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‘Agent Carter’s’ Hayley Atwell Describes Experience Acting On American Network TV “Frustrating”

Hayley Atwell jumped at the opportunity to work on the miniseries “Howards End.” Written by “Manchester by the Sea’s” Kenneth Lonergan, “Howards End” is about as far away from Atwell’s previous roles as Peggy Carter in the Marvel TV series “Agent Carter” and as a lawyer in the courtroom drama “Conviction.” And judging by the comments Atwell has made about her time on those series, we now know why the actress hasn’t been interested in returning to TV until now.
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‘Howards End’ reviews: Will it go from Oscars to Emmys thanks to ‘delightful,’ ‘sumptuous’ limited series on Starz?

‘Howards End’ reviews: Will it go from Oscars to Emmys thanks to ‘delightful,’ ‘sumptuous’ limited series on Starz?
E.M. Forster‘s classic 1910 novel “Howards End” was most famously adapted into a 1992 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It earned nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director (James Ivory), and it won three including Best Actress for Thompson. That’s a tough act to follow, but now, 26 years after that film, Forster’s novel has now been adapted into a four-part limited series on Starz that is garnering its own rave reviews. It’s rated 89% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and has scored 89 on MetaCritic, indicating near-universal acclaim. So now it has the potential to be as big a hit at the Emmys as the film was at the Oscars.

The series stars Hayley Atwell in the role that won Thompson the Oscar. She plays Margaret Schlegel, who seeks love and purpose in turn-of-the-century England. It’s directed by Hettie Macdonald, a BAFTA TV Award
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TV Review: ‘Howards End’ on Starz

If there were no Merchant Ivory film, Starz’s “Howards End” would be a more welcome adaptation. The four-part miniseries, an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s 1910 novel about class collision and national identity in turn-of-the-century England, is impeccably cast and studiously performed. But the bones of the production, adapted by prominent playwright Kenneth Lonergan and directed by Hettie Macdonald, lacks the impeccable grace and subtlety of both the earlier adaptation and the source material. Lonergan’s screenplay is so disinterested in logistics that it just skips them; especially towards the end of the four-parter, “Howards End” lets weeks, months, or
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The 25 Best English-Language Movie Scenes of the 21st Century

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The 25 Best English-Language Movie Scenes of the 21st Century
Like the brightest star of an intricate constellation that would be impossible to find without its light, a great scene tends to provide greater meaning to the movie around it. They all shine in a wide variety of different ways, each the result of its own singular circumstance. Some are chatty, while others are silent; some end a story, while others interrupt it for a striptease set to the Backstreet Boys. Most of the ones that stay with us tend to be self-contained passages that boast their own clear shape, but all of them stand out in our minds, these defining moments always guiding our way back to the films that brought them to us in the first place.

From open-hearted musical numbers to a beguiling aside about the Hebrew letters found carved in a man’s teeth, these are the 25 best English-language movie scenes of the 21st century.

25. “Sideways
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Casey Affleck Has Been ''Treated Abominably'' in #MeToo Era, Kenneth Lonergan Says

Casey Affleck Has Been ''Treated Abominably'' in #MeToo Era, Kenneth Lonergan Says
Manchester by the Sea director Kenneth Lonergan thinks Casey Affleck was treated unfairly by the Time's Up and #MeToo movements.  Affleck, who won an Oscar for his performance in the 2016 drama, was previously accused of sexual harassment by two co-workers. Despite denying the claims and settling the lawsuits in 2010, the actor continued to receive backlash as the conversation and fight against sexual assault became more widespread.  As a result, Affleck skipped out on the tradition of presenting the Best Actress award at the 2018 Oscars. He was replaced by Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster.  From Lonergan's perspective, who spoke to Variety, he can support the...
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Kenneth Lonergan Believes Casey Affleck ‘Has Been Treated Abominably’ in the #MeToo Era

Kenneth Lonergan Believes Casey Affleck ‘Has Been Treated Abominably’ in the #MeToo Era
Kenneth Lonergan fully supports the #MeToo movement, but he’s not happy about how his friend and collaborator Casey Affleck has been treated in the months since #MeToo and Time’s Up became talking points throughout the world. Speaking to Variety, Lonergan said the actor has been “treated abominably” in the #MeToo era. Affleck was the star of Lonergan’s acclaimed 2016 drama “Manchester by the Sea.” Lonergan won the best original screenplay prize, while Affleck earned the best actor trophy.

“I couldn’t be more all for the #MeToo movement,” Lonergan said, “and I couldn’t feel more strongly that he’s been treated abominably. It’s not good for anybody.”

Affleck was accused of sexual harassment by two women who worked with him on his 2010 mock-documentary “I’m Still Here.” The actor settled both suits out of court for an undisclosed amount the same year.

The allegations resurfaced in
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‘Howards End’ Review: Kenneth Lonergan’s Gorgeous Starz Adaptation Is Filled With Bold Performances and Plenty of Fun

‘Howards End’ Review: Kenneth Lonergan’s Gorgeous Starz Adaptation Is Filled With Bold Performances and Plenty of Fun
For fans of costume dramas, “Howards End” is like a quick hit of “Downton Abbey” cut with the cinematic beauty of any Keira Knightley flick. For everyone else, it’s even better.

The first thing you’ll notice about Kenneth Lonergan’s superb adaptation is its speed — which is an odd and exciting quality for a four-hour British period drama that begins with, ends on, and is titled after an old house. The focus may be a stationary locale, but the pace is aptly quick. Before you can you stop to think “Why do we need another adaptation of ‘Howards End’?”, 15 minutes have flown by and you’re already enraptured by the Wilcox and Schlegel families.

Credit goes to all the elements that make similar genre fare stand out — the costumes, performances, telling glances, and detailed sets — but what makes this Starz limited series feel all its own is a conscious dismissal of certain civilities.
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'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead Bafta TV nominations

'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead Bafta TV nominations
Line Of Duty and Three Girls also score multiple nods.

Netflix dramas The Crown and Black Mirror lead the nominations for the 2018 Baftas TV Awards.

The shows, along with the BBC’s Line Of Duty and Three Girls, have three nods each.

The Crown and Line Of Duty will compete in the best drama category with Peaky Blinders and The End Of The F***ing World.

Claire Foy is once again nominated for best actress, with her co-star Vanessa Kirby up for best supporting actress. Both have been recast (with Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter) for series 3.

Joe Cole
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'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead TV Bafta nominations

'The Crown', 'Black Mirror' lead TV Bafta nominations
Line Of Duty and Three Girls also score multiple nods.

Netflix dramas The Crown and Black Mirror lead the nominations for the 2018 TV Baftas.

The shows, along with the BBC’s Line Of Duty and Three Girls, have three nods each.

The Crown and Line Of Duty will compete in the best drama category with Peaky Blinders and The End Of The F***ing World.

Claire Foy is once again nominated for best actress, with her co-star Vanessa Kirby up for best supporting actress. Both have been recast (with Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter) for series 3.

Joe Cole earned
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'Howards End': TV Review

You could make a convincing argument that the best remakes, particularly of classics, are those that reimagine the material more than merely remaking it. But the boldness in extreme departures also allows protection from comparisons. So maybe the more challenging route is take a revered favorite and just make it as great as you possibly can, not letting fear of scrutiny get in the way. That's precisely what writer Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) and director Hettie Macdonald (Hit & Miss, Beautiful Thing) have done with Howards End, the Starz and BBC limited series that explores E.M. Forster's novel...
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‘Howards End’ Review: Kenneth Lonergan’s Starz Adaptation Is Gorgeous & Relevant

There is a lot of talking in Starz’s new miniseries Howards End. Some of it is just chatter, but other times it’s the exchange of ideas, or the admonishment of siblings, or profuse apologies. The point is that there’s an almost overwhelming amount of it, and yet, Kenneth Lonergan’s script (an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel) is delightful. The words are crisp, clever, and even the chatter reveals important character traits and dynamics. Nothing is wasted in this series, which is gorgeously directed in full by Hettie MacDonald. Her camera is never static, which …
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10 Best TV Shows to See in April: 'Westworld,' Elvis and Jesus

10 Best TV Shows to See in April: 'Westworld,' Elvis and Jesus
They say TV makes your brain ooze out of your ears, but this April, viewers can learn a little something about an eclectic array of topics. New nonfiction offerings this month will shed a little light on Elvis Presley's inner life, whisk you on an odyssey through sci-fi with James Cameron and feature Wyatt Cenac fixing all of the world's pressing issues. Plus Al Pacino takes on Joe Paterno, Tracy Morgan makes a profane-as-fuck comeback and John Legend fulfills his destiny by taking up the mantle of a singing Jesus Christ.
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April TV Premieres: 13 New Shows to Look out for This Month

April TV Premieres: 13 New Shows to Look out for This Month
A quarter of 2018 is officially now in the books. As we marvel at the unceasing passage of time, there are some new TV shows that need watching. Per usual, a few of these brand new offerings are high-profile premieres that have designs on being part of the prestige conversation. Some of them might be completely forgotten this time next year.

Nevertheless, as a national viewing public looks for things to supplement their endless hours of baseball watching, we’ve gathered our monthly list of highlights from among the top choices of new series across network, cable and streaming.

(Missed our picks of what the first part of the year had to offer? Here are some notable TV premieres from February and March.)

The Crossing” (April 2, ABC)

This ABC drama blends sci-fi with some high-concept political commentary, tracking the aftermath of refugees from a mysterious location showing up on the shore of a coastal fishing town.
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Brian Tyree Henry: Will ‘Hero’-ic Broadway reviews lead to Emmy nomination for ‘Atlanta’ Season 2?

Brian Tyree Henry: Will ‘Hero’-ic Broadway reviews lead to Emmy nomination for ‘Atlanta’ Season 2?
Despite a star-studded cast of A-listers that includes Chris Evans and Michael Cera, Brian Tyree Henry‘s performance is being singled out in the Broadway revival of “Lobby Hero.” David Rooney (Hollywood Reporter) even goes so far as to say, “The terrific Brian Tyree Henry [is] the production’s standout performance, showing a radically different range from his streetwise looseness on FX’s ‘Atlanta.'” Might all of this industry acclaim help Henry earn an Emmy nomination for “Atlanta” Season 2?

See ‘Atlanta’ season 2 reviews: Does ‘Atlanta Robbin’ Season’ avoid the sophomore slump?

Don’t forget, Henry is already on Emmy’s radar as he was nominated last year for guest starring on “This Is Us.” (He lost to co-star Gerald McRaney.) But at the 2018 Emmys all eyes will be on whether he can nab a Best Comedy Supporting Actor nomination as up-and-coming rapper Paper Boi on “Atlanta.” According to Gold Derby’s Emmy odds,
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