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‘Richard Jewell': Atlanta Journal-Constitution Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Malicious Fabrication’

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‘Richard Jewell': Atlanta Journal-Constitution Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Malicious Fabrication’
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and editor Kevin Riley are threatening the producers and filmmakers of Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell” over its accusations of “malicious fabrications” in the film, according to a legal demand sent Monday that was obtained by TheWrap.

The letter from the law offices of Lavely & Singer accused the filmmakers as acting “recklessly” and “engaging in constitutional malice” due to the film’s portrayal of the newspaper and AJC reporter Kathy Scruggs (as played by Olivia Wilde). The paper demands that the filmmakers issue a public statement that acknowledges they took dramatic and artistic licenses with the story, and that a prominent disclaimer is added to the film.

“We’re simply asking that the producers issue a statement acknowledging that some events were imagined for dramatic purposes, and that artistic license and dramatization were used in the film’s portrayal of events and characters,” Riley said in a statement to TheWrap.
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Golden Globe Nominations by the Numbers: ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Unbelievable’ Land on Top

Golden Globe Nominations by the Numbers: ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Unbelievable’ Land on Top
The 2020 Golden Globes nominations are officially out.

Netflix reigned supreme with 34 total nominations across both the film and television categories. The streamer, which broke into the television awards race less than 10 years ago, distributed three of the five most nominated films — “Marriage Story” (6 noms), “The Irishman” (5 noms), and “The Two Popes” (4 noms). All three of those films were also nominated for best drama film. On the television side, Netflix shows “Unbelievable” and “The Crown” both tied HBO’s “Chernobyl” as the most-nominated shows of the year with four nominations each.

For films, in addition to the Netflix nominees, Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…
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2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From ‘Beyond Excited’ to ‘Truly Blessed’

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2020 Golden Globes Nominees React: From ‘Beyond Excited’ to ‘Truly Blessed’
The nominations are in for the 77th annual Golden Globe awards — and so are the reactions from those who were lucky enough to get a nod.

As per usual, there are many “honored,” “grateful,” “thrilled” and “proud” could-be-winners in 2020’s pool, including Martin Scorsese, Ben Platt, Saoirse Ronan, Peter Morgan, Scarlett Johansson, Kathy Bates, Emma Thompson and Sacha Baron Cohen. Actually, some are “beyond thrilled” and “beyond excited” and even “truly blessed” to have received recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this year.

See statements from all the overwhelmed nominees below. Readers can find the full list of 2020 Golden Globes nominations here.

Also Read: Golden Globes 2020: The Complete List of Nominees

Martin Scorsese, Best Director – Motion Picture, “The Irishman”:

“It means so much to all of us–to me, Bob, Joe, Al, and the whole team–to be recognized with these nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press
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Meryl Streep Breaks Her Own Golden Globes Record With 34th Nomination

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Meryl Streep Breaks Her Own Golden Globes Record With 34th Nomination
Meryl Streep has extended her already record-breaking Golden Globe nomination record, earning her 34th nod today for her portrayal of Mary Louise Wright in the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies.

Streep is nominated alongside Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Patricia Arquette (The Act), Emily Watson (Chernobyl) and Toni Collette (Unbelievable) for best actress in a series, limited series or motion picture category (read today’s full list of nominations here).

Streep previously broke her own record in 2018 with her 33rd nomination for The Post.

The three-time Oscar winner received her first Golden Globe nomination in 1979 for The Deer Hunter, and went on to win her first Golden Globe trophy the following year for best supporting actress in a motion picture for Kramer vs. Kramer. She snagged two more Golden Globes for The French Lieutenant’s Woman in 1982 and Sophie’s Choice in 1983. After a 20-year break, she landed six
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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: No 9 – High Life

The first English-language film by Claire Denis is a beguiling, audacious journey into space, with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche along for the ride

See our unfolding list of the year’s 50 best filmsMore on the best culture of 2019

‘Da-da.” “Ta-boo.” These two words are spoken early on in Claire Denis’s singular head-trip through the cosmos, from a father to his infant daughter. He’s teaching her the building blocks of our existence as Homo sapiens: the biological, expressed as the genetic bonds linking progenitor and progeny, and the sociological, represented by the arbitrary precepts ruling what is and is not natural. These oppositional forces – the organic inclination of the body, and the ego’s drive to pervert it – are locked in a tug-of-war aboard the orbiting station that sets the scene for this space odyssey, in which both the god-given and manmade aspects of personhood start to break down.
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Vanja Kaludjercic to take over as director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (exclusive)

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She talks exclusively to Screen about her new role.

Croatian co-production market expert and acquisitions executive, Vanja Kaludjercic, has been confirmed as the new director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr).

She will work alongside managing director Marjan van der Haar.

Kaludjercic is presently director of acquisitions at Mubi. She will shadow the outgoing director Bero Beyer in his final festival at the helm from January 22-February 2, 2020 before Beye leaves to take over as CEO of the Netherlands Film Fund in March.

Kaludjercic will take the reins at Iffr on March 1, 2020, to oversee the 50th anniversary edition of the festival
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Dalia Rabin Reacts to Israel’s Academy Awards International Film Entry, ‘Incitement’

Dalia Rabin Reacts to Israel’s Academy Awards International Film Entry, ‘Incitement’
There are so many things that I remember about living in Israel between the years of 1993-1994: the smell of salt water mixed with fresh raw fish in the ancient port of Jaffa, weekend hikes in Ein Gedi, the crackle and hiss of falafel balls frying in vats of piping hot oil in the street food stands of Mahane Yehuda in Jerusalem.

But what I remember most is this: there was hope. It was tangible this hope, spread wide and spanning the length of the entire country, stretching itself like a gentle, soft yawn all the way across the Mediterranean, across the Atlantic, to our families back home in the United States.

Peace was on the horizon.

On September 13, 1993, Yitzhak Rabin, prime minister of Israel, and Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, stood on either side of President Bill Clinton and shook hands on the White House Lawn.
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Jumanji: The Next Level review – Dwayne Johnson ups his comedy game

The old gang re-enter the video game fantasy world for more body-swap hijinks and Indiana Jones-ish adventures, and Johnson levels-up his comedy stylings

Jumanji is back, activating the time-honoured sequel device of bringing in character actors from the older grandparent generation. It is showing every sign of becoming a very solid family-movie franchise, cheerfully drawing once more on the traditions of Indiana Jones and the body-swap movies of yesteryear. And there is once again a really nice quadrophonic chemistry between its four stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black (joined by more big names this time around), and the odd-couple comedy bonding of Hart and Johnson. (A noticeable flaw is that Black does not get much of a chance to demonstrate his comedy chops.)

In the previous instalment of the franchise, four high-school kids, Bethany (Madison Iseman), Spence (Alex Wolff), Martha (Morgan Turner) and Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain
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Erik Nelson Wants to Preserve the Past With ‘The Cold Blue’ World War II Documentary

Erik Nelson Wants to Preserve the Past With ‘The Cold Blue’ World War II Documentary
Erik Nelson describes his documentary “The Cold Blue” as “the garage band of movies” — he didn’t have the large team or crew other documentary contenders have.

The Cold Blue” is a World War II documentary that looks at raids and B-17 bombing missions that took place during the war. Nelson’s team looked at 34 reels of 16mm footage from William Wyler’s “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress,” poring over them for 15 hours.

The footage was without sound, so Nelson not only restored it to stunning quality, but he also tracked down eight of the existing B-17 planes, flew up in them and captured the sound. The end result is an immersive and modern documentary.

As a film historian, Nelson also sought out veterans who flew the B-17s.

“Wyler covered the bomb runs, the briefings, and I knew what we had,” Nelson said of the footage.
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Canadian Oscar submission ‘Antigone’ secures Us distribution (exclusive)

WaZabi Films also closes deals with Italy, France, Mexico, South Korea.

Sophie Deraspe’s Canadian Oscar submission Antigone has secured Us distribution with Los Angeles-based Cinema Libre Studios as WaZabi Films reported a raft of international sales.

Rights have gone to Lucky Red in Italy, Ligne 7 in France and Belgium, Nachson Films in Israel, Cinemas Nueva Era in Mexico, and Green Narae Media in South Korea. WaZabi Films and the producer Acpav Corporation announced the deals on Monday evening (9).

Antigone premiered in Toronto where it won the Best Canadian Film award before going on to play at Rome International Film Festival,
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“Crisis on Infinite Earths” EPs Break Down Part 2 and How the Crossover Impacts the Individual Shows

The CW’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is a crossover event of epic proportions, uniting the superheroes of the Arrow-verse for one common goal – to save the universe. With their worlds in imminent danger, The Monitor (Lamonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), White Canary (Caity Lotz), The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) together, in the hopes that together, they will find a way. Part Two includes guest appearances by Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Jon Cryer, Kevin Conroy and Dominic Purcell. …
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Superhero Bits: ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ Fixes a Plot Hole, Snyder Cut Campaign Does Some Good & More

What plot hole created by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow did Crisis on Infinite Earths just fix? What charitable thing did The Snyder Cut campaign pull off? When will Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk start shooting? What does Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller think of Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel movies? What year […]

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‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Knives Out’ Won’t Be Nominated for Best Original Score Oscar

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‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘Knives Out’ Won’t Be Nominated for Best Original Score Oscar
As the Academy prepares for its rush of Oscar shortlist announcements coming on Monday, December 16, a handful of contenders in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories have already been eliminated.

Trade publication Variety got an early look at the eligibility lists for these categories. On the list of 170 eligible scores, missing are “Captain Marvel” from composer Pinar Toprak, “The Irishman” from Robbie Robertson, “The Two Popes” from Bryce Dessner, “Knives Out” from Nathan Johnson (whom IndieWire highlighted at the recent Consider This Fyc Brunch), “A Hidden Life” from James Newton Howard, and “Ad Astra” from Max Richter and Lorne Balfe. Notably missing from the list of 75 Best Original Song contenders is Regina Spektor’s “One Little Soldier” from “Bombshell.”

Sources told Variety that an “administrative mixup” was the cause of “Knives Out” no-show status on the list, as was the case for “One Little Soldier.” And it turns out that “Captain Marvel,
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Film News Roundup: Concert-Documentary ‘The Doors: Break on Thru’ Set for February

Film News Roundup: Concert-Documentary ‘The Doors: Break on Thru’ Set for February
In today’s film news roundup, one-night showings of a Ray Manzarek tribute and the season premiere of “Doctor Who” have been set for 2020, and the MPAA hires a copyright expert.

One-night Showings

The Doors and Trafalgar Releasing are teaming on the worldwide Feb. 12 release of “The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek.”

The film has been dated on the birthday of Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors. He passed away in 2013.

The concert/documentary was filmed at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and brought surviving members from The Doors, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, on stage for the first time in 15 years to celebrate Manzarek’s birthday. The film also includes performances from Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee, Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo, Paul McCartney’s Brian Ray, X’s Exene and John Doe, Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes.
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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: J.J. Abrams Explains If Force Abilities Must Come From a Character’s Bloodline

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: J.J. Abrams Explains If Force Abilities Must Come From a Character’s Bloodline
Despite J.J. Abrams‘ recent comments praising Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still find myself wondering if he plans to tweak anything Johnson established in that film with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But one thing he definitely will not be changing is the idea that you don’t have to come from […]

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Warner Bros pledges to defend ‘Richard Jewell’ over newspaper claims

Warner Bros pledges to defend ‘Richard Jewell’ over newspaper claims
1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing drama opens on Friday in North America.

The furore over Richard Jewell has escalated in the run-up to the North American release of Clint Eastwood’s latest drama on Friday (13), as Warner Bros pledged to defend the film following a legal demand by an Atlanta newspaper that the studio issue a statement over the use of dramatic licence and run a disclaimer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ajc) disputes facts in the film and has taken umbrage over the depiction of its reporting on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Of particular concern to the publication is a suggestion in the
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Warner Bros pledges to defend newspaper claims over ‘Richard Jewell’

Warner Bros pledges to defend newspaper claims over ‘Richard Jewell’
1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing drama opens on Friday in North America.

The furore over Clint Eastwood’s latest drama Richard Jewell escalated on Monday (9) when Warner Bros pledged to defend the film following a legal demand by an Atlanta newspaper that the studio issue a statement over the use of dramatic licence and run a disclaimer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ajc) disputes facts in the film and has taken umbrage over the depiction of its reporting on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing. Of particular concern to the publication is a suggestion in the film that the deceased crime reporter Kathy Scruggs, played by Olivia Wilde,
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Atlanta newspaper demands public statement on ‘Richard Jewell’, disclaimer

Warner Bros had not commented at time of writing.

The furore over Clint Eastwood’s latest drama Richard Jewell escalated on Monday (9) when a major Us newspaper demanded Warner Bros and Clint Eastwood issue a statement declaring they used dramatic licence depicting people and events in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing drama.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ajc) has also called for a “prominent disclaimer” when the film opens across North America this week and hinted at a defmation case as a possible next step. Warner Bros had not commented at time of writing.

At issue is the depiction of the Ajc and deceased crime reporter Kathy Scruggs,
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‘Knives and Skin’ Director Jennifer Reeder on Reworking Problematic Genre Elements [Interview]

‘Knives and Skin’ Director Jennifer Reeder on Reworking Problematic Genre Elements [Interview]
The missing girl. She’s the center of many an American narrative. Yet for Jennifer Reeder, this figure is merely the beginning of a narrative that fades into the background of her film Knives and Skin. The real drama and intrigue of her “genre adjacent” work, as she describes the film, comes from watching how the […]

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‘The Witcher’ Characters Get Their Own Introductory Videos

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‘The Witcher’ Characters Get Their Own Introductory Videos
Henry Cavill, Henry Cavill’s wig, and Henry Cavill’s abs all star in The Witcher, Netflix’s new show based on the fantasy book series of the same name. The show drops on the streaming service this month, and ahead of its release, some new featurettes have arrived to introduce us to some of The Witcher characters. Cavill’s Geralt of […]

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