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Robert De Niro To Be Honored With Brass Ring Award at 2018 Carousel of Hope Ball

Event chair and host Barbara Davis announced today that Academy award-winning actor, producer and director Robert De Niro will be honored with the “Brass Ring Award” at The 2018 Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, October 6.

The biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising funds for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center For Diabetes. Longtime supporter, Robert De Niro, will receive the award at this year’s ball for his humanitarian efforts and continued support of the cause. The “Brass Ring Award” was named after the elusive brass ring that carousel riders would try to catch when the ride first became popular. Now universally recognized as a symbol of achievement, the brass ring represents the ultimate goal of finding a cure for diabetes. “Brass Ring Award” recipients exemplify the dedication and strength that brings the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and the Barbara Davis
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The Education of Margot Kidder

The Education of Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder came to Morocco looking for adventure. She hadn't intended to get into trouble. But not unlike Lois Lane, the comic-book heroine she plays in the Superman movies, she's prone to dive into things and winds up paying the price. You might say she lacks caution.

Kidder was unaware that Morocco was in the frenzy of a religious upheaval more or less like the one in Iran. She was probably the only white woman on the streets of Casablanca dressed American-style, in khaki shorts and T-shirt – a blasphemy in
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Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) knocks out all contenders to be your top Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]
Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull”) has delivered a one-two punch to all the other Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s. That decade’s first Best Actor winner was also your clear choice for the best of the ’80s, handily winning Gold Derby’s recent poll asking you to vote for your favorite performance.

De Niro won with 40% of the vote, with last decade’s winner Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot”) coming in second at 22%. F. Murray Abraham (“Amadeus”) was the only other winner to earn a double-digit percentage, taking in 11%. Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”) followed close behind at 8% and Michael Douglas (“Wall Street”) and Paul Newman (“The Color of Money”) tied for fifth at 5% apiece. There was another tie further down between Henry Fonda (“At Golden Pond”) and Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi”) at 3% each, then William Hurt (“Kiss of the Spider Woman”) at 2%. Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies”) came in last with just 1% of the vote.
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Neil Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman to adapt Gormenghast for the small screen

Deadline is reporting that Fremantle North America has tapped Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery) to develop a TV adaptation of British author Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast book series.

“There is nothing in literature like Mervyn Peake’s remarkable Gormenghast novels,” said Gaiman. “They were crafted by a master, who was also an artist, and they take us to an ancient castle as big as a city, with heroes and villains and people larger than life that are impossible to forget. There is a reason why there were two trilogies that lovers of the fantasy genre embraced in the Sixties: Lord of the Rings, and the Gormenghast books. It’s an honor to have been given the opportunity to help shepherd Peake’s brilliant and singular vision to the screen.”

“Nothing combines a dark atmosphere with humor and intrigue the way that Gormenghast does. It’s
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Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation

Neil Gaiman attached to 'Gormenghast' TV adaptation
Gaiman and Akiva Goldsman are non-writing executive producers for FremantleMedia.

FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) has bought the rights to Mervyn Peake’s fantasy novel series Gormenghast and attached author Neil Gaiman and film writer-producer Akiva Goldsman as non-writing executive producers of a new TV adaptation.

Fmna said it secured rights to all five books in the series, which comprises Titus Groan, Gormenghast, Titus Alone and novella Boy In Darkness, all published between 1946 and 1956, and Titus Awakes, completed after Peake’s death and published in 2009.

The books trace the life of Titus Groan, reluctant heir to Gormenghast Castle and its kingdom,
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Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al

Christopher Walken, Hugh Hudson, Barry Levinson Look Back at Careers at R7al
R7al, a new film event in Lausanne, Switzerland, dedicated to classic films, wrapped Wednesday, with Christopher Walken receiving an honory award onstage, and one of his films, Abel Ferrara’s “The Funeral,” playing as the closing night movie.

Among the other guests were directors Darren Aronofsky, Barry Levinson, Thomas Vinterberg, Susanne Bier, Michel Hazanavicius, Hugh Hudson and Tim Pope, composer Alexandre Desplat, Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux, author Stephen Apkon, and actresses Lea Seydoux, Rossy De Palma and Fanny Ardant. The event was founded by actor Vincent Perez.

R7al screened 40 films as well as staging a multitude of discussions during which filmmakers could talk about their work.

At a screening of “The Deer Hunter,” Walken explained that two weeks before filming started director Michael Cimino brought together the principal actors at the film’s first location, Cleveland, Ohio, to get to know each other. “We spent at least 10 days together.
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Join Robert De Niro And Al Pacino For Lunch

Tribeca Film Institute and Charitybuzz are bringing screen legends Robert De Niro and Al Pacino back together for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The highest bidder and their lucky guest will join the actors for a private lunch, courtesy of De Niro in New York City. The proceeds will benefit the Tribeca Film Institute, which provides funding and resources to diverse groups of exceptional filmmakers and media artists, empowering these storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. The auction will launch on Thursday, March 22 at 9 Am Est, and the bidding will close on Thursday, April 5 at 3 Pm Est.

Arguably two of the most talented actors of their generation, De Niro and Pacino are responsible for countless classics of American cinema including The Godfather films, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Goodfellas, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, and Scent of a Woman. They have three Academy
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Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas … ? [Poll]
The Best Actor Oscar winners of the 1980s are some of Hollywood’s most beloved acting legends. We saw icons of yesteryear finally winning their first Oscar, like Henry Fonda and Paul Newman, in addition to actors who have endured through decades of film, like Robert De Niro, Ben Kingsley, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Dustin Hoffman and Daniel Day-Lewis. The decade also saw newer stars like F. Murray Abraham and William Hurt step into the spotlight and launch lasting careers of their own.

Who is your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Robert De Niro, “Raging Bull” (1980) — The ’80s started off with one of the most memorable performances in movie history — De Niro as troubled boxer Jake Lamotta in “Raging Bull.” De Niro won Best Supporting Actor five years earlier for “The Godfather Part
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Classic Movies and Cult Films Move Center Stage at New Movie Event R7al

Classic Movies and Cult Films Move Center Stage at New Movie Event R7al
When Swiss actor-director Vincent Perez told Frédéric Maire, director of the Cinémathèque Suisse, Switzerland’s film archive, that he wanted to set up a new film event in Lausanne, Perez’s native city and the archive’s home, it was like a dream come true, Maire says.

Film archives in other cities, like Lyon and Bologna, had helped set up movie events that worked in tandem with the institutions’ core responsibilities, such as film restoration, encouraging public debate about cinematic heritage and promoting academic research. Now the Cinémathèque Suisse – which is one of the world’s top 10 archives with 85,000 title — had the opportunity to do the same in Lausanne, whose lake-side location and historic architecture provides a stunningly beautiful backdrop.

The event, called r7al (it stands for Rencontres 7e Art Lausanne) and running from March 24-28, is devoted to classic and cult movies. Perez tells Variety: “Our objective is
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Michael Gershman, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, cinematographer for “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Crossing Jordan,” has died. He was 73.

He was found dead in his Malibu home March 10. The cause of death was unknown.

Gershman was best known for his extensive work on “Buffy”; he also directed several episodes of the cult TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Before embarking on his work with “Buffy,” Gershman studied under cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond as a camera assistant on films like “The Deer Hunter,” “Heaven’s Gate,” “The River,” “The Blow Out,” and “The Rose” during the ’70s and ’80s.

Gershman began worked on “Buffy” from the
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Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, an Emmy-nominated cinematographer who shot and directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Crossing Jordan, has died. He was 73.

Gershman was found dead on March 10 at his home in Malibu, his brother, Jeff Gershman, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was unknown.

Early in his career, Gershman served as a camera assistant to Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on films including The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979), Heaven's Gate (1980), Blow Out (1981), The River (1984) and Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).

Gershman worked on Buffy, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, during the...
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Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73

Michael Gershman, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Cinematographer, Dies at 73
Michael Gershman, an Emmy-nominated cinematographer who shot and directed episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Crossing Jordan, has died. He was 73.

Gershman was found dead on March 10 at his home in Malibu, his brother, Jeff Gershman, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was unknown.

Early in his career, Gershman served as a camera assistant to Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond on films including The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979), Heaven's Gate (1980), Blow Out (1981), The River (1984) and Fat Man and Little Boy (1989).

Gershman worked on Buffy, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, during the...
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Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date)

Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date)
Over the past month, the Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars has looked back at Meryl Streep’s 21 Oscar nominations, including her 2018 bid for “The Post.” We have considered the performances that competed with her, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

For a film buff and awards season aficionado, there is perhaps no more exhilarating a journey than going back to revisit all 21 Streep performances that brought her to the Oscars, plus her competition over the years – a grand total of 105 performances, most richly deserving of their recognition.

While Streep has three Academy Awards — for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), “Sophie’s Choice” (1982) and “The Iron Lady” (2011) — a case could surely be made that she has deserved even more. She is at her career-best in “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995) and, if not for the juggernaut that was Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment
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Meryl Streep (‘The Post’) loses at Oscars for 18th time, crushing her own record

Meryl Streep (‘The Post’) loses at Oscars for 18th time, crushing her own record
Over the past four decades Meryl Streep has amassed 21 Oscar nominations, more than any performer in Academy Awards history. She won three of those races, making her a member of the exclusive three-timers club of which there are only two other living members: Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson. However, there’s a unique downside to Queen Meryl’s Oscar reign. After losing Best Actress for “The Post” Sunday night to Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Streep now has 18 Oscar failures on her hands, extending her record as the biggest acting loser of all time.

SEE2018 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 90th Academy Awards [Updating Live]

Streep’s losses straddle 39 years, including 15 as Best Actress and 3 as Best Supporting Actress. Her first loss for “The Deer Hunter” (1978) happened four decades ago, setting the stage for a remarkable Oscar trajectory full of a few ups and many, many downs.
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Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero Receives 20th Anniversary Edition

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Burbank, CA (March 1, 2018) – Warner Archive Collection (Wac) celebrates the 20th anniversary of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero with a remastered Blu-ray release of the award-winning animated film. Now available for preorders, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be available March 27, 2018 via wb.com/warnerarchive and your favorite online retailer.

To hail the arrival of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero on Blu-ray, Wac will host an hour-long panel at WonderCon on Friday, March 23 at 1:00pm in Room 300B. Warner Archive Podcast hosts D.W. Ferranti & Matthew Patterson and some surprise guests will show remastered footage and discuss the film and the evolution of Mr. Freeze from a goofy villain into an endearing multi-dimensional character who just wants to find a cure for his dying wife.

Originally released as a direct-to-video film on March 17, 1998, Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub-Zero will be released on Blu-ray in its original 4×3 Fullframe aspect ratio. The 67-minute film will be accompanied by several special features,
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2018 Oscars presenters: Five Best Actress winners added to roster including double champs Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster

Fifteen more famous folk have been added to the roster of presenters at this year’s Academy Awards, which will air live on ABC this Sunday (March 4). Among these are five former Best Actress winners who might well be assembling to present this year’s prize at the Oscars. They are two-time winners Jane Fonda (“Klute,” “Coming Home”) and Jodie Foster (“The Accused,” “The Silence of the Lambs”) as well as Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”), Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and NIcole Kidman (“The Hours”).

Also set to to take to the stage of the Dolby Theater are two Best Supporting Actress winners — Rita Moreno (“West Side Story”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) — as well as Best Actor champ Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Supporting Actor victor Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”).

See 2018 Oscars presenters: ‘Wonder WomanGal Gadot, ‘Star Wars’ cast led by Mark Hamill
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Meryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘The Post,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘Adaptation’

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Meryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best include ‘The Post,’ ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ ‘Adaptation’
Is Meryl Streep the greatest film actor of all time? That might just be the case judging from her record 21 Oscar nominations. Then again, with three wins she trails Katharine Hepburn, who still holds the record with four acting victories, so Streep still has a big brass ring to reach for if she wants to be the undisputed queen of screen actors. She earned her latest bid this year for her leading role as Washington Post publisher Kay Graham in Steven Spielberg‘s “The Post.” Where does her latest entry rank in her filmography? Even though it seems like she’s nominated for just about every performance she gives it’s not just those Oscar-anointed roles that count among her strongest achievements. Tour through our photo gallery above of Streep’s 25 greatest performances ranked from worst to best.

See Meryl Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 – will she win her fourth Emmy?
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Months of Meryl: Sophie's Choice (1982)

Hi, we’re John and Matt and, icymi, we are watching every single live-action film starring Streep...

#8 — Sophie Zawistowska, a Polish Holocaust survivor now fighting back personal demons as a Brooklyn émigré.

John: Meryl Streep is as defined by Sophie’s Choice as Tiffany's is by diamonds. Her “choice” is perhaps the most notorious scene in Streep’s oeuvre, known by people who have no idea that The Deer Hunter or Silkwood or Ironweed even exist. In only our eighth entry, we have already arrived at the performance in which the legend of Streep was crystallized forever...
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Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]

Oscars flashback: Meryl Streep exclaims ‘Holy mackerel’ winning her 1st Oscar for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ [Watch]
Believe it or not, long before a record-shattering 21 Oscar nominations, there was a time when Meryl Streep was not the queen of the movies. After finishing at Yale Drama School in the 1970s, Streep found steady work on stage and television before her breakout role in 1978’s Best Picture Oscar winner, “The Deer Hunter.” That film brought Streep her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress (and first loss) for her performance as Linda, the fiancee of a troubled Vietnam vet (Christopher Walken in an Oscar-winning performance).

The following year she starred in three major films: as the love interest of Alan Alda in “The Seduction of Joe Tynan;” as Woody Allen’s lesbian ex-wife in “Manhattan;” and as the troubled Joanna Kramer opposite Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs Kramer.” It was that latter role that brought her a first-ever win at the Academy Awards. The first words exclaimed by Streep were “Holy mackerel!
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Exclusive Interviews: Owen Wilson, Ed Helms & Katt Williams on the new comedy Father Figures

Author: Jon Lyus

This week sees the release of Father Figures, which stars a fresh-from-Zoolander 2 Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, himself recently recovered from The Hangover films. The film, a light-hearted tale of a pair of twins searching for their real father, marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher and has a fine supporting cast including Katt Williams, J. K. Simmons, Glenn Close, Ving Rhames, Harry Shearer and Christopher Walken.

Recently we had the chance to sit down with three stars of the new film, and Danielle DeLaite talked to Wilson and Helms about why their characters were so much fun to play, and how it was working with Christopher Walken and Terry Bradshaw. They also talk about their own parents growing up, and how this influenced their choices in the film. Owen Wilson also gives his reaction to seeing the lightsaber video where his voice
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