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Peter Dinklage’s Great Performance Makes ‘My Dinner With Hervé’ A Reservation You Can’t Miss [Review]

Biopics are notoriously tricky cinematic propositions, as the good ones often live at either end of a wide spectrum that spans the gamut from great man celebrations to troubled man cautionary tales. It’s easy to mess this up: to fall somewhere in the middle where complicated characters are neither celebrated nor scrutinized appropriately (see “The Imitation Game” for an example of this).

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Martin Scorsese Named 2018 MoMA Film Benefit Honoree

Martin Scorsese Named 2018 MoMA Film Benefit Honoree
Martin Scorsese will be honored with the Museum of Modern Art’s 11th annual Film Benefit on Nov. 19, MoMA announced today.

Previous honorees of MoMA’s Film Benefit include Julianne Moore, Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton, and Baz Luhrmann.

“From his unextinguishable drive to innovate as a filmmaker to his passion for film history and his personal advocacy for film literacy, Martin Scorsese is cinema’s greatest hero,” said Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at MoMA. “He is a universe unto himself, and all of us who are privileged to work in his orbit are nurtured by his considerable force. He is a loyal and dear part of The Museum of Modern Art family, and we are happy to welcome him home once again.”

This year’s Film Benefit will be highlighted by the Nov.
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‘Vice’ could put Christian Bale in nice company as 7th man to sweep both acting Oscars

‘Vice’ could put Christian Bale in nice company as 7th man to sweep both acting Oscars
Now that the “Vice” trailer is out, Christian Bale — unrecognizable as Dick Cheney in the Adam McKay film — is gaining ground in our Best Actor predictions, rising to 4/1 odds to sit behind predicted champ Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”). If the Oscar winner goes the all the way, he’d not only pick up his second statuette, but he’d become the seventh man to win in lead and supporting.

Bale, who won Best Supporting Actor for “The Fighter” (2010), would join a list that includes:

1. Jack Lemmon, Best Supporting Actor for “Mister Roberts” (1955) and Best Actor for “Save the Tiger” (1973)

2. Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather Part II” (1974) and Best Actor for “Raging Bull” (1980)

3. Jack Nicholson, Best Actor for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “As Good as It Gets (1997), and Best Supporting Actor for “Terms of Endearment” (1983)

4. Gene Hackman, Best Actor for “The French Connection
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Busy Philipps Claims James Franco Physically Assaulted Her on the Set of Freaks and Geeks

Busy Philipps Claims James Franco Physically Assaulted Her on the Set of Freaks and Geeks
Busy Philipps claims in her new book This Will Only Hurt a Little that her co-star James Franco physically assaulted her on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Philipps has discussed this incident in the past, including in 2011 at a Paley Fest panel, but she has now delved into more detail about their up-and-down relationship. Philipps played Kim Kelly, the girlfriend of Daniel Desario (played by Franco), and she refers to Franco in her memoir as "a f--king bully" on the set of Freaks and Geeks. "It felt like over the summer he had read Easy Riders, Raging Bull or something and had decided that the only way to be taken seriously was to be a f--king prick." She then writes about the time...
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Movie Review – Glass Jaw (2018)

Glass Jaw, 2018.

Directed by Jeff Celentano.

Starring Lee Kholafai, Korrina Rico, Jamie Camil, Boosie, Brandon Sklenar, Reynaldo Gallegos, Vernon Wells, and Mark Rolston.

Synopsis:

A champion boxer goes to prison and loses everything for a crime he didn’t truly commit. Once out, he fights to earn everything back.

Glass Jaw is a boxing movie. It is painfully and unremarkably a boxing movie. It feels as though it was made by someone who has watched more boxing movies than boxing or other movies. That said, it isn’t completely lacking as a movie in its own right. Especially if you really like boxing movies like I do.

We begin by being introduced to Travis Austin as a child. A young, scrappy kid with a deadbeat gambling addict for a father, he is abandoned by his parents at a shelter. Cut to Travis as an adult (Lee Kholafai), where after winning the light-heavyweight championship,
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Will Timothee Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy’) be the latest to win Oscar right after a crushing loss?

Will Timothee Chalamet (‘Beautiful Boy’) be the latest to win Oscar right after a crushing loss?
After losing the Oscar for Best Actor to Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) earlier this year, “Call Me by Your Name” breakout Timothee Chalamet is back in the conversation for his supporting role in the biographical drama “Beautiful Boy.” It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7 and is scheduled to be released in the Us on October 12 by Amazon Studios. Will Chalamet win the Oscar this time around to makeup for his loss? It wouldn’t be the first time an actor quickly cashed in an Oscar Iou.

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Time and again actors have won their first Oscars after one or more very recent defeats. For instance:

Penelope Cruz: nominated for Best Actress for “Volver” (2006), won Best Supporting Actress for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” (2008)

Colin Firth: nominated for Best Actor for “A Single Man” (2009), won Best Actor for “The
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October 2018

Hulu has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in October, including the first installment of the horror anthology “Into the Dark” as well as more of season 1 of the Sean Penn drama “The First.” And there will also be new to Hulu seasons of some of your favorites reality shows from other networks, including various editions of “Little Women” and “The Real Housewives.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Hulu appearances including the Oscar-winning “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Raging Bull.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October

Available October 1

Television

60 Days In – Complete Season 4

America’s Book of Secrets – Complete Season 1 & 2

American Pickers – Complete Season 18

Ancient Aliens – Complete Season 4

Bob’s Burgers – Season 9 Premiere

El Clon – Complete Season 1

Escaping Polygamy – Complete Season 3

Family Guy – Season 16 Premiere

Hoarders – Complete
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October 2018

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in August, including the third season of “The Man In The High Castle” and the first of Emmy winner Matthew Weiner‘s anthology “The Romanoffs.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video including those featuring Oscar-winning turns by Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull”) and Halle Berry (“Monster’s Ball”).

Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of October. News of these is detailed at the bottom of this post.

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in October

Available October 1

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Robert De Niro to Be Celebrated at Marrakech Film Festival

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Robert De Niro to Be Celebrated at Marrakech Film Festival
Robert De Niro will be celebrated with a special tribute at the 17th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival.

“Although I have been to Marrakech on several occasions, I feel I am now seeing a side of Marrakech I have always wanted to see,” said the Oscar-winning actor. “I am most grateful for this invitation, and am looking forward to being a part of a great festival.”

De Niro’s next project is “The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese, which their ninth collaboration. The pair are producing the film together. Now in post, the anticipated Netflix movie also stars Al Pacino and Jesse Plemons.

De Niro won an Oscar for best supporting actor for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather: Part II,” and an Oscar for best actor for Scorsese’s “Raging Bull.”

De Niro also runs his production company, Tribeca Productions, as well as the Tribeca Film Festival, which
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‘First Reformed’ Review

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill, Philip Ettinger, Michael Gaston, Bill Hoag, Kristin Villanueva | Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Infamous writer and director Paul Schrader returns to cinema screens after a desolate and toxic decade fighting against studio interference and the ideals of an auteur’s final cut. Spending a large amount of his career being the backbone and spine to many utterly outstanding and defining films in American cinema and masters at the helm, notably writing four Martin Scorsese features: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ and as of 1999, Bringing Out the Dead, while also the screenplay for NYC alumni Brian De Palma’s cult classic Obsession. First Reformed is his latest effort as an artist devastating his white canvas in a slow, artistic, impact of torturous stoic emotional grievance and psychological abuse that haunts the screen hours after the fact.
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Casino movies you must watch

There have been a vast number of films that feature casinos over the years. Many of these action blockbusters can be rated as some of the must watch movies of all time. Most sit at the top of the all time grossing list. So which Casino movies make this select list for fans? You can also head over to Borgata casino and have a go yourself!

21

The first on the list is the 2001 classic, 21, which was a hit at the box office having grossed $157.9 million from a budget of $35 million. The plot covers a geeky MIT Maths major (Ben Campbell) who has been accepted into Harvard Medical School but cannot afford the $300,000 fee. Therefore he must go for the prestigious Robinson Scholarship that would cover the entire cost.

Ben is told he needs to dazzle in order to achieve this and goes on to travel to Vegas over weekends with
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 11)

1975: Ryan's Hope's Jack visited Sister Mary Joel.

1984: Santa Barbara's Jade ran into David Hasselhoff.

1986: Another World's Reginald had a fire started to stop a story.

2003: The Young and the Restless' John punched Victor."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1941: On radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful, "Chichi" Conrad (Alice Reinheart) coped with heartbreaking news.

1967: CBS aired the first color broadcast of The Secret Storm.

1972: The Edge of Night began airing at 2:30 p.m. Et, moving from its usual 3:30 p.m. timeslot where it had been performing well in the ratings.
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‘Hal’ Film Review: Engaging Documentary Celebrates 70s Maverick Director Hal Ashby

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‘Hal’ Film Review: Engaging Documentary Celebrates 70s Maverick Director Hal Ashby
By the time Hal Ashby made it to the director’s chair in 1970 after a stint as one of the most acclaimed film editors of the 1960s, he’d grown out his hair to a shaggy fullness more in keeping with the hippie-ish message he sent over the airwaves when accepting his 1968 Oscar for editing “In the Heat of the Night”: “I hope we can use all of our talents and creativity for peace, and for love.”

Ashby would never lose his vibey guru mien thereafter, and through the Me Decade, he turned out a remarkable stretch of socially conscious, bitingly funny and character-rich pictures — including “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo” and “Being There” — that have made him a giant among cineastes who see the ’70s as Hollywood’s most satisfyingly adult and uncompromising period. But if there’s still the sense that Ashby isn’t as sanctified as American
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Robert De Niro Has Absolutely No Plans To Retire From Acting Anytime Soon (Exclusive)

A few days shy of his 75th birthday on Aug. 17, Robert De Niro hit the beach in Santa Monica, CA and took a dip in the Pacific. Though he’s marking his 50th year as a movie star, he’s never gone Hollywood — his hometown is where his heart is. "Hollywood is a place, an industry, and a state of mind," Robert has said. "But New York, New York is home." That’s where the most important people in his life are. "To me, family is everything," he shared. "My wife, Grace, my children, my grandkids [are] my entertainment, my art, my passion." Family has always come first for Robert, even though his parents — painters Robert De Niro Sr. and Virginia Admiral — divorced when he was only two years old. His dad came out as gay, and the family remained close; when Robert Sr. was stricken with cancer, Virginia cared for him,
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Joker Movie Gets Alec Baldwin as Batman's Dad Thomas Wayne

Joker Movie Gets Alec Baldwin as Batman's Dad Thomas Wayne
The upcoming Joker origin movie has added yet another impressive member to its growing cast. Alec Baldwin has signed on to play Thomas Wayne, the father of Bruce Wayne, the young boy who ultimately goes on to become Batman in the world of DC after his father is gunned down in an alley. The project is set to begin production in two weeks under the direction of Todd Phillips, who previously helmed The Hangover trilogy. He co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver (8 Mile).

We've heard many times that this isn't going to be your typical comic book movie and that it's going to be taking some pretty serious liberties. This latest report regarding Alec Baldwin's casting further confirms that. The actor will reportedly be portraying Thomas Wayne as a stereotypical tanned 80s businessman, similar to Donald Trump around that time period. Baldwin seems uniquely qualified to pull this off. Not
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‘John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection’ Review: John McEnroe Meets Jean-Luc Godard in Fascinating Documentary

‘John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection’ Review: John McEnroe Meets Jean-Luc Godard in Fascinating Documentary
John McEnroe is having a bit of a moment, at least on movie screens. You might assume that it doesn’t get any better than being played by Shia Labeouf in a mediocre biopic, but the notoriously volatile tennis legend has — by little virtue of his own — somehow become the subject of an even more remarkable tribute that’s been decades in the making. Julien Faraut’s “John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection” is a sports documentary unlike any other, a beguiling and delightful piece of visionary non-fiction that uses its namesake to investigate the ontological nature of watching tennis.

Wait, keep reading! It’s a lot more interesting than it might sound. Entirely culled together from hours and hours of gorgeous 16mm footage shot by Gil de Kermadec (the former technical director of the French Tennis Federation), Faraut’s hypnotic portrait looks at the game through the lens of film theory,
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Robert De Niro’s 11 Best Movie Quotes (Photos)

Robert De Niro’s 11 Best Movie Quotes (Photos)
Happy Birthday Robert De Niro! It’d be nearly impossible to catalog all of his finest roles across decades of being one of America’s greatest actors, but he has given us a lot of easily iconic lines of movie dialogue. Here are just a few of those greatest quotes.

“You talkin’ to me?” – “Taxi Driver” (1976) – Fittingly, De Niro is behind one of the most famous movie quotes of all time and a perfect assessment of masculinity.

“Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.” – “Taxi Driver” (1976) – Another great line from “Taxi Driver,” this early voice-over monologue showcases Travis Bickle’s scary sense of morality.

“You didn’t get me down, Ray.” – “Raging Bull” (1980) – Jake La Motta has just taken an absolute beating from Sugar Ray Leonard, but he stands upright as he takes his punishment. This line echoes the movie’s theme of
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Paul Schrader’s First Reformed Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 21st

From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader, First Reformed arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD on August 21 from Lionsgate. Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke is “better than ever” alongside Amanda Seyfried and, in a powerful dramatic turn, Cedric the Entertainer.

The film, Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, is being hailed as “an epiphany” and “one of the mind-bending treasures of recent cinema”. The First Reformed Blu-ray and DVD release includes a never-before-seen featurette and audio commentary with director Paul Schrader and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a struggling church. When a pregnant parishioner (Seyfried) asks the reverend to counsel her husband, Toller is plunged into his own tormented past-and equally despairing future-until he finds redemption.

Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Special Features

Audio Commentary with Director Paul Schrader “Discernment: Contemplating First Reformed” Featurette

Cast

Ethan Hawke Boyhood,
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Where Are They Now?: Veteran Stuntman Gene LeBell, a.k.a. the Toughest Man Alive

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Artisans introduces a new series — Where Are They Now? — focusing on living legends of the below-the-line world. Written by James C. Udel, a member of Iatse’s Local 80 Grips since 1993 and author of “The Film Crew of Hollywood,” these stories will profile retired or semiretired artisans whose work has left an enduring impact on the history of the movies.

Stuntman Gene LeBell might not have been around since Hollywood’s first fist fight, but his skill has transformed the genre.

Born in Los Angeles in 1932, LeBell was shipped off to a military school at age 6 by his full-time working mom after his father died in a surfing accident. The diminutive kid was bullied, finally responding by choking the offending cadet — a move he applied to Steven Seagal 52 years later while filming “Hard to Kill.”

After his mom remarried, LeBell was raised near L.A.’s old Olympic Auditorium. The athletic
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Marc Maron Confirms Casting in Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' Movie

Marc Maron Confirms Casting in Joaquin Phoenix 'Joker' Movie
"GLOW" star Marc Maron has confirmed he will join Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro in the 'Joker' origin movie.

Speaking on the latest edition of his "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast, the comedian said: "Yes, it is true ... I have been added to the cast of the new Joker movie, being directed by Todd Phillips, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro, two of the greatest actors that have ever graced the screen."

While plot details are under wraps, the stand-alone movie is understood to be set in Gotham City in the early 1980s and is believed to be darker in tone than previous titles in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Maron, who was most recently seen in the second season of Netflix's '80s wrestling comedy "GLOW," said of the upcoming movie: "Honestly, it's a pretty great script."

The comedian has been outspoken in recent weeks about his disdain for superhero movies but he stated on his latest podcast that he couldn't pass up the opportunity to act with the likes of De Niro and Phoenix.

"I know some of you, given my recent discussions about the slow corruption of our culture and arts by the consolidation of desire around the limited options of big-budget blockbuster movies in the form of superhero movies, are probably thinking: 'He's a hypocrite.'

"But the bottom line is this: Given that the time we live in does not put a lot of resources into films like 'The Deer Hunter,' 'Raging Bull,' or 'Taxi Driver,' ... I got this gig, and I'm going to do a couple of scenes maybe with Robert De Niro and Joaquin Phoenix. Of course I'm gonna do that. And if I don't make the cut, karma's a bitch."

'Joker' is set for release Oct. 4, 2019.
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