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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie review: Heartwarming adage on life, childhood and parenthood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood movie review: Heartwarming adage on life, childhood and parenthood

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood movie review is here. Based on the article "Can You Say ... Hero?" by Tom Junod. The American drama directed by Marielle Heller and written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, stars Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019, and Tom Hanks has been nominated in the best actor in the supporting role category at the Oscars 2020. So how ?beautiful? is the day in this neighborhood let?s find out in the movie review of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. The movie releases today ? January 17, 2020.

Immediate reaction when the end credits

Question: What is life?

Answer: A journey from denial to acceptance.

Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers anchors this heartwarmingly charming take on life,
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No business like show business, especially if you want to win an Oscar!

No business like show business, especially if you want to win an Oscar!
What do “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “Joker,” “Judy,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Rocketman,” “Marriage Story,” “Pain and Glory” and “Bombshell” have in common? That is, beyond their makers wanting to hear their movie’s title when the Academy Awards are announced February 9?

The answer? They all reflect various aspects of the world of show business. This is not a new development. The first-ever winner of a Best Picture Oscar was the 1927 World War I action drama “Wings.” But the second was 1929’s “The Broadway Melody,” a soap-operatic backstage look at a theatrical revue in progress. Thus began the Academy Awards love affair with movies and performances that reflect the voter’s own preoccupation with the performing arts.

Other notable Best Picture winners whose themes spotlight the entertainment industry include 1936’s “The Great Ziegfeld,” 1950’s “All About Eve,” 1952’s “The Greatest Show on Earth,” 1965’s “The Sound of Music,
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Rs Recommends: ‘Finding Fred’ Podcast Goes Inside ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

Rs Recommends: ‘Finding Fred’ Podcast Goes Inside ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’
On his TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred Rogers spoke directly to kids about their feelings. Sometimes enlisting the help of hand puppets, he covered topics from friendship and love to loneliness and divorce, and news like Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and, much later in his career, 9/11. His approach resonated, and Mr. Rogers became a household name soon after his 1968 debut.

One famous scene touched on civil rights. Rogers is cooling his feet in a kiddie pool on a hot day, when Francois Clemmons, a black man who played a police man,
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PBS Chief Paula Kerger Talks Ambitious ‘American Portrait’ Project, Pubcaster’s Storytelling Legacy On 50th Anniversary- TCA

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PBS Chief Paula Kerger Talks Ambitious ‘American Portrait’ Project, Pubcaster’s Storytelling Legacy On 50th Anniversary- TCA
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger on Friday at the TCA Winter Press Tour focused on the celebration of the public broadcaster’s 50th anniversary and creators like Carl Sagan, Julia Child, Fred Rogers, Gwen Ifil, Ken Burns and Skip Gates who have helped build its legacy as she looked to the future.

“The future of PBS is multi-platform and experiential, guided by mission and storytelling,” she said in the pubcaster’s executive session. “Everyone should be able to see the diversity of their perspectives reflected on the screen. You want to be able to talk about where that takes you moving forward: looking at our legacy, at our history and how it informs what we’ll do moving forward.”

One of the most ambitious projects for PBS is “American Portrait,” which Kerger described as “a digital-first, national storytelling project that invites everyone into the conversation.” PBS “will gather video
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Tom Hanks Is Ready To Play A “Bad Guy” In Upcoming Elvis Feature

Though he has, on occasion, played darker characters (most notably as the antagonist in The Circle), Tom Hanks is known as one of cinema’s nicest guys. Basically he’s a modern day James Stewart, and that’s why he was perfect for the role of Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Hanks also choked up [...]

The post Tom Hanks Is Ready To Play A “Bad Guy” In Upcoming Elvis Feature appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Golden Globes 2020: The good (‘1917’ wins), bad (‘Irishman’ snubs) and ugly (uneven Ricky Gervais)

Golden Globes 2020: The good (‘1917’ wins), bad (‘Irishman’ snubs) and ugly (uneven Ricky Gervais)
For we awards-obsessed writers and editors at Gold Derby, the Golden Globe Awards are the official launch of a winter full of trophies, surprises, snubs, red carpets, acceptance speeches, tear-inducing emotion and forgettably cringe-worthy moments. What better way to celebrate than to watch celebrities drink and mingle while fancy statues are handed out to the best in film and television by about 90 foreign journalists who make up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

But some moments are better than others. Below, read our collective thoughts on the highs, lows, and Wtf moments of Sunday’s kudoscast. And check out the complete list of winners here.

See 2020 Golden Globes telecast review: Ricky Gervais’s blistering barbs provide a nice balance to a funny and often somber ceremony

Good

Tom Hanks gave one of the most delightful and heartfelt speeches one could hope for. He reminded everyone why he is one of the most beloved figures in Hollywood.
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Tom Hanks Chokes Up During His Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globes Speech

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Tom Hanks Chokes Up During His Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globes Speech
Tom Hanks got emotional a few times at the 77th annual Golden Globes awards while accepting the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for his impact on the industry as an actor, producer, writer and director. Charlize Theron, who starred in “That Thing You Do,” directed by Hanks, introduced the honoree, saying, “While Tom does give us the chance to see ourselves on screen, he also presents a vision of who we could be.

“He stands for all the qualities we aspire to, both onscreen and off. He gives us enough laughter to weather our storms,” Theron continued, introducing a montage of Hanks clips ranging from “The Love Boat” and “Family Ties” to Oscar-winners like “Forrest Gump” and “Philadelphia.”

The always-humble Hanks started out his speech saying, “Most of the people in this room, I would pay to see them get their cars washed. But how many
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Screenwriters on Nailing That All-Important Opening Scene

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Screenwriters on Nailing That All-Important Opening Scene
Greta Gerwig’s screenwriting style starts in the middle and fans out.

“I don’t write in a straight line,” admits the “Little Women” writer-director. “It’s like a quilt I try to stitch together.”

But one piece was more important than the others: the opening scene.

“Getting the opening just right was so important,” says Gerwig. “When I had it, I thought, ‘There’s a movie here.’ I knew I could make that movie.”

Direction, performances and technical details are all critical to a film, but it’s the opening scene that sells the picture — or sinks it. And every writer has a different approach to start telling their stories.

Early on, “Queen & Slim” began with the execution of Queen’s client, recalls screenwriter Lena Waithe. “I thought, ‘I have to show that, so when she shows up on her date you know this won’t go well.’” Instead,
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Oscar Contenders from “1917” to “Little Women” Examine True Stories

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Oscar Contenders from “1917” to “Little Women” Examine True Stories
True stories have always had a way of getting the attention of the Academy, especially when it comes to the best picture race. Of the 2018 films that were nominated last year, only “Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born” were complete fiction. Many of this year’s contenders feature stories based on real events, but find unique ways to approach their subjects.

In “Once Upon a Time in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino once again played around with established history, this time surrounding the murder of Sharon Tate, while “The Irishman” explored with its own theories as to what happened to Jimmy Hoffa. “Queen & Slim” is a fictional story about a young black couple on the run after killing a cop, but it is rooted in far too many recent tragedies. “Rocketman” turns Elton John’s life story into a bright and bold musical. “Bombshell” tackles the very recent sex scandals at
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Journalists Behind 'Hustlers,' 'Richard Jewell' React to Their Onscreen Story Adaptations

Moviegoers are suckers for true stories, and screenwriters are often on the hunt for juicy, ripped-from-the-headlines tales to tell on film. While it's common for books to be adapted for the screen, this season sees four films based on magazine articles vying for a best adapted screenplay nomination.

In Sony's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Matthew Rhys plays Lloyd Vogel, an Esquire writer who receives an unlikely assignment: a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the beloved host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. But as he interacts with Rogers, Lloyd reexamines the anger he holds toward his estranged father — and ...
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Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Says Thanks for Tom Hanks

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Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Says Thanks for Tom Hanks
When Tom Hanks jogged onto screen in his feature film debut in the 1980 slasher pic “He Knows You’re Alone,” one probably couldn’t have predicted he would go on to become one of the most successful and beloved actors of all time. Playing a psychology student who postulates about the appeal of fear, Hanks makes manages to the most of his few minutes of screen time. And even though it’s brief, you can catch some of the hallmarks of what would later become a Tom Hanks performance — charismatic but a little goofy, handsome but non-threatening, and able to make any line sound like it has a handful of meanings.

It’s been a long journey from that low-budget horror movie to two-time Academy Award-winning actor, Emmy-award winning producer and Hollywood’s Nicest Guy. On Jan. 5, the eight-time Golden Globe winner will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s special honor,
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How Big Beach Backed Two 2020 Golden Globe Contenders

How Big Beach Backed Two 2020 Golden Globe Contenders
Humanistic, life-affirming stories don’t sound like a Hollywood business plan, but for the last 15 years it’s worked for financier Big Beach. On paper, partners Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf produce titles that may not seem overtly commercial — but they have a knack for finding concepts that connect with audiences.

For 2019, they backed Lulu Wang’s 2019 Mandarin-language drama “The Farewell,” which is nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe as well as Best Actress Musical or Comedy for frontrunner Awkwafina, as well as Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which has Tom Hanks vying for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Rogers.

“We have very specific taste,” said Turtletaub. “People want to see stories that touch their heart. That’s hard to define.”

These have ranged from “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and “Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012) to “The Purists,” a 2019 play that Billy Porter directed in Boston,
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How Big Beach Backed Two 2020 Golden Globe Contenders

How Big Beach Backed Two 2020 Golden Globe Contenders
Humanistic, life-affirming stories don’t sound like a Hollywood business plan, but for the last 15 years it’s worked for financier Big Beach. On paper, partners Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf produce titles that may not seem overtly commercial — but they have a knack for finding concepts that connect with audiences.

For 2019, they backed Lulu Wang’s 2019 Mandarin-language drama “The Farewell,” which is nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe as well as Best Actress Musical or Comedy for frontrunner Awkwafina, as well as Marielle Heller’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which has Tom Hanks vying for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Rogers.

“We have very specific taste,” said Turtletaub. “People want to see stories that touch their heart. That’s hard to define.”

These have ranged from “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and “Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012) to “The Purists,” a 2019 play that Billy Porter directed in Boston,
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Composer Nate Heller Channeled Seemingly Effortless Whimsy Of Fred Rogers’ Music For ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’

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Composer Nate Heller Channeled Seemingly Effortless Whimsy Of Fred Rogers’ Music For ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’
When composer Nate Heller was asked to score A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, he says he felt “equal parts joy, excitement and terror,” knowing that the music he’d create would have to stand up to the legacy of Fred Rogers.

“He was an extremely musical person. He wrote all the original songs for the show, which his bandleader Johnny Costa arranged for him and put his magic to,” Heller explains. “So, I think I felt this cautious excitement about, ‘Ooh, this is going to be so fun, to tuck into this project with all of this beloved music.’”

Directed by the composer’s sister, Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day tells the true story of the unlikely friendship that unfolds between the beloved children’s television host and a cynical Esquire journalist sent to profile him, on the Pittsburgh set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

With the score for his biggest film to date,
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New Year's Eve TV: the stars align for end-of-year revelry

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A host of celebrities including Tom Hanks and Motsi Mabuse join Graham Norton. Plus: Stormzy rings in the new year at Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. Here’s what to watch this evening

The perfect accompaniment to the end-of-year revelry, this year’s BBC lineup is packed with starry turns. Graham Norton’s New Year’s Eve show sees him joined by Tom Hanks to talk about his upcoming film role as Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, plus actor Stephen Graham, Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse and Spice Girl Mel C. Then the Ukg stalwart Craig David is at (a scaffolding-covered) Big Ben performing his easily digestible hits before the barrage of fireworks kick in over the Thames. Welcome to 2020. Ammar Kalia
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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood: 5 Ways It's Better Than Forrest Gump (& 5 Ways Gump Is Better)

Years before playing famous characters such as Fred Rogers and Walt Disney, Tom Hanks won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Forrest Gump. With that, phrases such as "stupid is as stupid does" and "life is like a box of chocolates" were born.

Related: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: 10 Things Tom Hanks Learned By Playing Mr. Rogers

Hanks hasn't lost his acting prowess, as he turned in another performance worthy of an award as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this year. On some levels, the film even surpasses that of Forrest Gump, which won Best Picture for 1994.

Here are five ways in which Neighborhood is the superior movie and five areas in which Forrest Gump remains unsurpassable.
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Why Tom Hanks Chose A Career Of Make Believe

On Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood, Fred Rogers often took trips to the Land of Make Believe. The same can be said for the man who plays Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom Hanks. After all, what is acting, if not “make believe”? Of course, Hanks has excelled in making those trips, becoming one [...]

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Diane Warren: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Reminds Us About the ‘Power of Kindness’

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Diane Warren: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Reminds Us About the ‘Power of Kindness’
For Variety‘s Writers on Writers, Diane Warren pens a tribute to “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster [screenplay] and Tom Junod [based on the article by]). For more, click here.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is just what is needed right now, a movie reminding us of the power of kindness. There are no special effects, nothing blowing up, no superheroes, though in his own way Fred Rogers was a superhero, and his superpowers were love and kindness. We see the effects these superpowers have, whether it’s making a subway full of strangers suddenly sing one of Mr. Rogers’ songs or change a deeply cynical reporter. Noah and Micah have written a beautiful story about a beautiful man. I hope everyone sees this movie, they might walk out of it into the world a little bit kinder because of it.

Diane Warren is a Grammy- and
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Jade Healy (‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ production designer) on transporting the audience ‘back into Fred Rogers’ world’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Jade Healy (‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ production designer) on transporting the audience ‘back into Fred Rogers’ world’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“It was so special to work on Fred’s film,” proclaims “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” production designer Jade Healy, who got to help “carry his message and create his world. It meant a lot.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Healy above.

See Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue Interview: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ screenwriters

Tom Hanks stars in Marielle Heller‘s film as Fred Rogers, host of the iconic children’s TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The Tristar release examines how his message of love and forgiveness affects the life of Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a fictionalized version of journalist Tom Junod who wrote a profile of Rogers for Esquire magazine in 1998.

Healy wanted her work to both “get his message across” and “recreate his world accurately.” It was important “to make sure that the neighborhood and his stage set were going to be exactly right
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Rotterdam Film Festival reveals 2020 line-up; ‘Mosquito’ to open

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‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ to close the festival, which runs January 22 to February 2.

João Nuno Pinto’s Mosquito is to open the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam, which has unveiled its full line-up of competition titles.

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Mosquito follows a 17-year-old Portuguese recruit who gets lost in the African wilderness in 1917 and marks the second feature from Portuguese director Pinto following 2010’s América. It will also compete in Iffr’s Big Screen Competition.

The festival will close with Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood, starring Tom Hanks as Us icon Fred Rogers.
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