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Jodie Foster: ‘I wasn't very good at playing the girlfriend'

Five years after her last acting role, the double Oscar-winner is back with Hotel Artemis. She talks about always playing tough characters, the lack of roles for older women and her friendship with Mel Gibson

Over the course of her 52-years-and-counting career, her roles have included a child prostitute, an FBI agent, a feral woman in the woods, a scientist who communicates with aliens, a mother searching for her missing child and, perhaps most notoriously, a woman whose husband can only communicate via a beaver puppet, so you can’t really say there is a typical Jodie Foster role. There is, however, a typical Foster expression. Think of Foster on screen and it’s likely that you picture her staring furiously ahead, her lips thin, every nerve radiating rigid control. And given Foster’s own life, that seems apt.

Seriously, imagine how much self-control you would need to survive a
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Opinion: SE7EN’s John Doe Didn’t Succeed as He Planned

David Fincher’s 1995 psychological horror/thriller Se7en is one of most enduring and terrifying films of its kind, standing alongside the likes of The Silence of the Lambs, Zodiac, Frailty, and The Vanishing, amongst others. The tale of two detectives, one new to the force and one on the way out, searching for a serial killer […]

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Jodie Foster reportedly in talks to star in comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man

After several years in development, FX finally granted a pilot order to its long-gestating comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man back in April, and now That Hashtag Show is reporting that Jodie Foster is in talks for a key role.

Based on on the Brian K. Vaughan comic book series, Y: The Last Man follows Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two surviving males on Earth after a mysterious plague wipes out the world’s male chromosomes.

Foster is reportedly in negotiations to star as Jennifer Brown, Yorick’s mother, in a role which will be greatly expanded from the original source material.

Michael Green is serving as showrunner on the potential series, while Melina Matsoukas is on board to direct the pilot, which is expected to shoot this summer.

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‘Versace,’ ‘Ahs: Cult’ and ‘9-1-1’ composer Mac Quayle explains how he scores so many shows at once [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Versace,’ ‘Ahs: Cult’ and ‘9-1-1’ composer Mac Quayle explains how he scores so many shows at once [Exclusive Video Interview]
Ryan Murphy is one of the busiest people in Hollywood and his composer is just as prolific. Since 2014, Mac Quayle has been Murphy’s go-to guy for hypnotic, absorbing scores for his programs. He’s worked on every “American Horror Story” season since “Freak Show,” both seasons of “American Crime Story,” “The Normal Heart,” “Scream Queens,” “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “9-1-1” and the just-premiered “Pose.”

“Fortunately it’s never more than three at a time and usually less,” Quayle said during Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Music panel, moderated by this author (watch above). When he is working on multiple shows at once, Quayle “tries to keep them separate.” “It’s like I put these walls up in between the shows, starting with the sounds.”

Currently, Quayle is just working on one show, which “is really, really nice,” he said. “It’s kind of gentle. I have some help.
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Jodie Foster movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Accused,’ ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

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Jodie Foster movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Accused,’ ‘The Silence of the Lambs’
Jodie Foster has been a working actress for over half a century. That fact is a bit surprising since she is only 55 years old. Foster started acting when she was only three and was cast in a famous Coppertone sun tan lotion commercial. The appearance led to numerous other commercials and guest appearances on practically all the popular TV shows of that era such as “Bonanza”, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, and “Gunsmoke”. She would also take over Tatum O’Neal’s Oscar winning role in “Paper Moon” when that show was made into a television series. While she worked steadily none of her television series were particularly successful which probably helped her avoid the typecasting that kids from “The Brady Bunch” and other shows faced.

She only began to earn name recognition in her early teen years when she starred in a number of successful films, some directed by Martin Scorsese.
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‘Hereditary’ reviews: Could the acclaimed horror film follow in the Oscar footsteps of ‘Get Out’?

‘Hereditary’ reviews: Could the acclaimed horror film follow in the Oscar footsteps of ‘Get Out’?
You don’t tend to think of the horror genre as a source for prestige filmmaking. That could be changing with the Oscar winning success of 2017’s “Get Out,” the acclaimed release of “A Quiet Place” earlier this year, and now the thriller “Hereditary,” which opened June 8 to some of the year’s best reviews. Horrific Oscar contenders aren’t unheard of — consider Best Picture nominee “The Exorcist” (1973) and Best Picture winner “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) — but they are uncommon.

As of this writing “Hereditary” has scored 87 on MetaCritic based on 42 reviews and 94% freshness on Rotten Tomatoes based on 138 reviews (only 8 of those are negative). The Rt consensus describes it as a “harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.” And it might actually have an Oscar-good-luck charm: star Toni Collette, who previously appeared in the Best Picture nominated horror film “The Sixth Sense
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Jodie Foster Has Just One Regret After Five Decades in the Business: It Was Hard to ‘Say Yes’ to More Directing Projects

Jodie Foster Has Just One Regret After Five Decades in the Business: It Was Hard to ‘Say Yes’ to More Directing Projects
Jodie Foster isn’t retiring any time soon, but the Oscar-winning actress and four-time film director is already thinking hard about her legacy. “If I have an apology to make for my whole career [as] I’m being given my last rites, [it’s that] I’m really sorry that it was very hard for me to say yes,” she told IndieWire during a recent interview. “I didn’t make as many movies as I was hoping I would. … I do regret that I didn’t direct more in all those years, that I only managed to direct four movies in the course of 30 years or something. That’s just ridiculous, but I got busy. I had kids. I had a company. I was acting.”

It doesn’t take much to get Foster, who started acting when she was just a toddler, to open up about her professional philosophy. More than anything, it’s
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Toni Collette Is Explosive, but ‘Hereditary’ Is Horrific: How Genre Bias Can Kill Oscar Chances

Toni Collette Is Explosive, but ‘Hereditary’ Is Horrific: How Genre Bias Can Kill Oscar Chances
Winning any Oscar nomination demands that enough Academy voters see the movie in the first place. A demanding film can make the cut — “The Shape of Water,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonlight,” and “Get Out” prove that — but in order to go the distance, they first had to become must-see films. For most genre movies, that’s a bridge too far.

Far more horror films have been nominated for Oscars than have won. A scary movie needs serious elevation to score Oscar nods: Either it penetrates the culture as a drama, or boasts such amazing acting or production values that its quality can’t be denied.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” rose above its horror DNA thanks to the preferential ballot and to an expanded younger and more diverse Academy membership. This timely racial thriller, which started production during the Obama administration and was released in the age of Trump,
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Toni Collette Is Explosive, but ‘Hereditary’ Is Horrific: How Genre Bias Can Kill Oscar Chances

Toni Collette Is Explosive, but ‘Hereditary’ Is Horrific: How Genre Bias Can Kill Oscar Chances
Winning any Oscar nomination demands that enough Academy voters see the movie in the first place. A demanding film can make the cut — “The Shape of Water,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Moonlight,” and “Get Out” prove that — but in order to go the distance, they first had to become must-see films. For most genre movies, that’s a bridge too far.

Far more horror films have been nominated for Oscars than have won. A scary movie needs serious elevation to score Oscar nods: Either it penetrates the culture as a drama, or boasts such amazing acting or production values that its quality can’t be denied.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” rose above its horror DNA thanks to the preferential ballot and to an expanded younger and more diverse Academy membership. This timely racial thriller, which started production during the Obama administration and was released in the age of Trump,
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Jodie Foster movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jodie Foster movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Jodie Foster has been a working actress for over half a century. That fact is a bit surprising since she is only 55 years old. Foster started acting when she was only three and was cast in a famous Coppertone sun tan lotion commercial. The appearance led to numerous other commercials and guest appearances on practically all the popular TV shows of that era such as “Bonanza”, “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, and “Gunsmoke”. She would also take over Tatum O’Neal’s Oscar winning role in “Paper Moon” when that show was made into a television series. While she worked steadily none of her television series were particularly successful which probably helped her avoid the typecasting that kids from “The Brady Bunch” and other shows faced.

She only began to earn name recognition in her early teen years when she starred in a number of successful films, some directed by Martin Scorsese.
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The Cool New Action Film Hotel Artemis Gets a Retro New Character Trailer and 9 Posters

If you're looking forward to the crazy fun-looking action film Hotel Artemis, I've got a few things here for you to check out that focuses on the characters of the story! First, we have a retro-style trailer called "The Damnedest Thing You Ever Saw" that breaks down who the characters are and the roles they play in the story. I also included nine character posters.

The cast includes Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs), Sterling K. Brown as Waikiki, Sofia Boutella as Nice, Jeff Goldblum as The Wolf King/NiagaraBrian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as Honolulu, Jenny Slate as Morgan, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) as Ilya, Charlie Day (Pacific Rim Uprising) as Acapulco, and Dave Bautista as Everest.

The film is set in a riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, and the story revolves around a Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals. Things just happen to get
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Q&A: Madmind Studio CEO Tomek Dutkiewicz Discusses the Depictions of Hell and the Gory Gameplay Styles of New Video Game Agony

Do you have a taste for battling demons and navigating the scream-filled corridors of hell after playing video games such as Diablo and Doom? If so, then you may want to take a trip to the fire-fueled underworld in the new video game Agony, out now from Madmind Studio. To celebrate the game's recent release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, we caught up with Madmind Studio CEO Tomek Dutkiewicz to discuss his 10-plus years of research for Agony, the different modes that gamers can choose from, and the possibility of future Dlc for the gory game.

Can you tell us about the team behind Agony? What brought you together to tell this story and take players into the depths of hell?

Tomek Dutkiewicz: We've worked together in many different companies over the years. With time, our paths have dispersed and only the Agony prototype and the perspective of
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Today in Movie Culture: All the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Easter Eggs, Imagining Taika Waititi as Boba Fett and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture. Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that Solo: A Star Wars Story is out, Mr. Sunday Movies looks at all the movie's Easter eggs, references, cameos and more: Dream Casting of the Day: Fans want Taika Waititi to play Boba Fett in the planned Star Wars spinoff, so here's a drawing by Phil Noto of what that could look like (via Heroic Hollywood): Oh, man. I've written a fair amount of Boba Fett, and this really does kinda work.@philnoto drawing @TaikaWaititi as #BobaFett. pic.twitter.com/D9bbCUS79s — Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) May 28, 2018 Reworked Movie of the Day: What if The Silence of the Lambs was made into an...
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Jodie Foster Would "Love" Another 'The Silence of the Lambs' Movie! (Exclusive)

She can still hear the lambs. More than a quarter-century after playing an FBI agent in The Silence of the Lambs, "I would absolutely like to go back to Clarice Starling," Jodie Foster, 55, said at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards. "Silence was such an extraordinary experience, and she was such an amazing character. It would be great to find out more about who Clarice was as she got older." Now, Jodie is set to star as the head of an underground hospital in the futuristic drama Hotel Artemis, her first big movie appearance in five years, and she is also a director on Netflix's Black Mirror. "I didn’t want to be the most successful director, or the highest paid, I just wanted to be somewhat of an auteur," she told The Guardian in 2017. "If that meant I made two movies my entire life and I loved them,
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Orion Classics Re-Launching With Kate Bosworth-Tyler Hoechlin’s ‘Domestics’

Orion Classics is relaunching with the thriller “The Domestics” on June 28 in theaters, followed by a video on demand release the next day.

MGM made the announcement Monday, saying the MGM label will focus on multiplatform and specialized releases as well as acquisitions utilizing “emerging and innovative” alternative distribution strategies worldwide. The label will release between eight and 10 films per year across genres.

Mike P. Nelson directed “The Domestics,” starring Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin. The story, written by Nelson, is set in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions as Bosworth and Hoechlin’s characters race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. The film’s world premiere is set for opening night at the Cinepocalypse film festival in Chicago on June 21.

The Domestics” also stars Lance Reddick, Sonoya Mizuno, Dana Gourrier, Thomas Francis Murphy, and David Dastmalchian. The movie was produced by
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Gotham’s Jeremiah Was Influenced By Hannibal Lecter

While Jerome Valeska was pretty much a spot-on comic-to-screen translation of the Joker when it came to personality, actor Cameron Monaghan has thus far given us a different performance for twin brother Jeremiah, who, for all intents and purposes, is Gotham‘s version of the Joker.

To elaborate, whereas Jerome was darkly comedic and would make you laugh at all the wrong things, Jeremiah has proven to be much more calm and calculating – well, at least from the footage we’ve seen. An extended trailer has teased that his first maniacal laugh is coming, so I find it important to remind everyone that what we’re witnessing is a gradual evolution, as the character is inching closer toward the Clown Prince of Crime one would expect on a week-to-week basis.

What shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, though, is that Monaghan recently told ComicBook.com that horror icon
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Jessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s, say 36% of readers [Poll Results]

Jessica Lange (‘Tootsie’) named top Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of 1980s, say 36% of readers [Poll Results]
Jessica Lange has been voted your favorite Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner of the 1980s for her performance as soap opera star Julie Nichols in “Tootsie.” The iconic actress won by a strong margin over all other 1980s winners, as voted on by the readers of Gold Derby in a recent poll.

See Meryl Streep (‘Sophie’s Choice’) is clear choice for top Best Actress Oscar winner of 1980s [Poll Results]

Lange took in 36% of the vote, more than enough to clinch a win. Olympia Dukakis (“Moonstruck”) and Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters”) tied for second at 17% each, the only other winners to earn double digit percentage points. Next up was Linda Hunt (“The Year of Living Dangerously”) at 9%, while Anjelica Huston (“Prizzi’s Honor”) rounded out the top five with 7%.

Brenda Fricker (“My Left Foot”) followed at 6% in our poll and then came Geena Davis (“The Accidental Tourist”) with 4%. Peggy Ashcroft
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David Tennant was considered for Hannibal Lecter role in Hannibal

David Tennant earned rave reviews for his villainous turn as the sinister Kilgrave in Netflix’s Marvel series Jessica Jones, but it turns out we came close to seeing him in a much darker role than that of his Doctor Who days several years earlier.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly to promote his new movie Bad Samaritan, Tennant revealed that he was considered for the role of the iconic cannibal serial killer Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s now-cancelled drama series Hannibal.

“I met Bryan Fuller a couple of times, and we talked about it,” said Tennant. “But I think they quite wisely chose Mads Mikkelsen, I think he was a perfect choice for it, and I think he did things with that character that I wouldn’t have managed, so I think the right man got the job.”

See Also: Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were considered for Hannibal Lecter
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Anthony Hopkins Posted a Super Strange Video of Himself on Twitter and Fans Are Very Confused

Now this is a side of Anthony Hopkins we didn't see in Westworld or The Silence of the Lambs! The actor recently tweeted a strange video of himself demonstrating "what happens when you're all work and no play" that left fans both disconcerted and delighted. So far, the video has been retweeted more than 77,000 times and liked more than 244,000 times. "With all due respect, Sir Anthony, that is the single most peculiar thing I've seen all day," one person commented on the clip with another similarly adding, "I'm kinda scared, but also charmed." This is what happens when you’re all work and no play... pic.twitter.com/2KvkJ2baw6— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) April 22, 2018 By the way, Anthony is dancing along to his own music in the video. Believe it or not, he's not just an Academy Award-winning actor, he's also a composer. The song in this video, "Hopkins: The Plaza,
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David Tennant Was Almost NBC’s Hannibal

When I think of the character that is Hannibal Lecter, the face of Anthony Hopkins is what immediately springs to mind. After all, the veteran actor portrayed the icon for three films, and even won an Academy Award for his performance in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs. To me, that was the best of the lot, but I’m not one to shy away from the two that followed.

Of course, there have been other men who’ve had their turns such as Brian Cox and Gaspard Ulliel, but it could be said that Mads Mikkelsen resonates most with contemporary audiences due to his unforgettable performances delivered during the three-season run of the aptly titled Hannibal.

But, as is the case with any creative endeavor over in Hollywood, the search is on whenever a key role is to be filled. So, quite naturally, the creative minds behind this show
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