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Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Finally Has a Release Date — in Italy

Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Finally Has a Release Date — in Italy
For the first time since 1981, Woody Allen didn’t release a new movie last year. The beleaguered writer-director completed “A Rainy Day in New York” in 2017 but, following the resurfaced allegations that he molested his daughter in the early 1990s, Amazon Studios opted to shelve his latest project indefinitely. The film finally has a release date, but not in America — distributor Lucky Red has announced that it will release “Rainy Day” in Italy on October 3.

Allen signed a four-picture deal with Amazon a number of years ago, with “Rainy Day” being preceded by “Café Society” and “Wonder Wheel” as part of that agreement. The filmmaker recently filed a $68 million lawsuit against the studio after it opted to delay the movie’s release indefinitely, with his complaint stating that Amazon knew of the allegations against him when the two parties entered their agreement and that the accusations are false.

The company
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Anjelica Huston Would Work With Woody Allen Again ‘In a Second’

  • Variety
While discussing her long career in Hollywood and the #MeToo era, Anjelica Huston showed support for Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Jeffrey Tambor, all men with sexual misconduct allegations brought against them.

Huston collaborated with Allen on two of his his films, “Crimes and Misdemeanors” in 1989 and “Manhattan Murder Mystery in 1993. Dylan Farrow accused the director of molesting her in 1992, an incident which Allen has repeatedly denied and gave rise to the #MeToo movement. Huston said she would work with the director again in an interview with Vulture.

“In a second,” she said.

The actress was arrested in 1977 for cocaine possession at her then-boyfriend Jack Nicholson’s house after director Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old girl. Last year, Polanski was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science over the statutory rape charge. Huston also showed sympathy for the disgraced director.

“It’s a story that could’ve
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Anjelica Huston Says She'd Work with Woody Allen Again 'In a Second'

Anjelica Huston Says She'd Work with Woody Allen Again 'In a Second'
Anjelica Huston has no plans to write off a future collaboration with Woody Allen, despite the growing list of actors and actresses who have expressed regret in working with the director.

Huston, 67, told Vulture she would work with Allen again “in a second” should the opportunity arise.

When pressed on the allegation of sexual abuse made against Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow, the Oscar-winning actress cited the fact that Allen has never been charged with a crime.

“I think [his inability to work is] after two states investigated him, and neither of them prosecuted him,” she said.

In late 2017, Allen faced resurfaced allegations of
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Anjelica Huston Defends Woody Allen and Tambor, Says of Polanski: ‘These Things Happen’

Anjelica Huston Defends Woody Allen and Tambor, Says of Polanski: ‘These Things Happen’
Anjelica Huston is coming to the defense of filmmakers Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and actor Jeffrey Tambor. In a candid interview with Vulture, the actress held court on topics as wide-ranging as beating Oprah for the Oscar in 1986 to Jack Nicholson’s cocaine habits. The interview was supposedly in support of her new movie, “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” Keanu Reeves’ action vehicle in which Huston plays The Director, although many more questions focused on her love life and celebrity friends.

In her long and storied life and career, Huston has overlapped with a fair amount of Hollywood elites, including a few disgraced filmmakers and actors. Huston was famously at Jack Nicholson’s house the day director Roman Polanski raped 13-year-old Samantha Geimer, a crime for which he pleaded guilty to “unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.”

“It’s a story that could’ve happened 10 years before in England or France
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5 reasons why Alan Alda deserves his honorary ‘M*A*S*H’ note at the SAG Awards

Anyone can be a multi-talent. But to be a major star with a big heart and a social conscience means even more.

Tonight at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt on TNT and TBS, Alan Alda — who 83rd birthday is on Monday — will be honored by his thespian peers as he receives a Screen Actors Guild life achievement award for his body of work on stage, in film and especially on TV. That includes his 11 seasons on “M*A*S*H” (1972-83), both in front of and behind the camera, along with his activism and other landmarks in his seven-decade career.

The award predates the 25-year-old competitive awards by more than 30 years. The first recipient: Eddie Cantor in 1962. More recently, the guild has presented its honorary prize to such performers as Morgan Freeman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno and Dick Van Dyke. Here are five reasons why Alda is fully
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Alan Alda Says He Would Work with Woody Allen Again: ‘I’m Not Qualified to Judge Him’

Alan Alda Says He Would Work with Woody Allen Again: ‘I’m Not Qualified to Judge Him’
Although many actors have recently expressed regret at having worked with Woody Allen in the past, Alan Alda is standing by the filmmaker.

“I’d work with him again if he wanted me,” the 82-year-old actor, who has appeared in three of Allen’s films, recently told The Hollywood Reporter, ahead of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday

“I don’t know all the facts, I don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent. But you can be uncertain — that’s what I go on,” Alda continued, referencing the accusations of sexual
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Alan Alda receiving 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award

Alan Alda receiving 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award
Six-time Emmy winner Alan Alda is receiving the 2019 Screen Actors Guild life achievement award. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris announced the news on Thursday that the tribute will occur at the 25th annual SAG Awards on January 27. Other recent recipients have included Morgan Freeman (2018), Lily Tomlin (2017), Carol Burnett (2016), Debbie Reynolds (2015), Rita Moreno (2014), Dick Van Dyke (2013) and Mary Tyler Moore (2012).

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During his 11-season run on the classic CBS comedy series “M*A*S*H,” Alda won as an actor, director and writer. His sixth victory among 35 career nominations was for “The West Wing.” He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1994. He also won six Golden Globes and four DGA Awards plus achieved an Oscar nomination and four SAG Awards bids.

Other films in Alda’s career have included “Paper Lion” (1968), “California Suite” (1978), “Same Time, Next Year” (1978), “The Seduction of Joe Tynan
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A Sibling Mystery Trailer: Comedy and Suspense Ensue in Madcap Indie

Written as an ode to classic madcap mysteries like Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dan Erickson and Rachel Wortell's new film A Sibling Mystery features witty dialog and the kind of deftly assembled cast you'd expect from such a film. The film's antics revolves around a brother and sister who lose a winning lottery ticket and become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen it. Lily Meyer, Keith Bethea, Becky Abrams, Eamon Monaghan, Jess Magee, Michele Hierholzer and Phillip John Velasco Gabriel star. A Sibling Mystery has been a film festival darling, making the rounds as an official selection at multiple film festivals, including the Vail Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Soho International and the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival, to name just a few....

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A Sibling Mystery is an Homage to Screwball Hollywood [Trailer]

What could be better than house-sitting a fabulous rent controlled apartment in New York City for the summer and hosting parties for all of your friends? How about a winning lottery ticket to help finance those summer parties? But when the ticket goes missing, a brother and sister become consumed with investigating a mysterious woman they suspect has stolen their winning lottery ticket. There goes their summer party plans.

This is the premise behind A Sibling Mystery, the lauded indie comedy from writer/director duo Dan Erickson and Rachel Wortell. It was created as an ode to classic Hollywood comedies such as Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) (a film I love Btw) and is a good combo of well executed dialogue and a smartly assembled ensemble cast including Lily Meyer (Romance Analys
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Kieran Culkin and Mae Whitman Spar In Woody Allen-Inspired Short ‘Approaching a Breakthrough’ — Watch

He may not have made a good movie since “Blue Jasmine,” but Woody Allen’s influence still reaches far and wide. Whether it’s the charming self-deprecation of Greta Gerwig’s “Frances Ha,” Ingrid Jungermann’s update on “Manhattan Murder Mystery” with the soon-to-be-released “Women Who Kill,” or the whimsical surrealism of “Approaching a Breakthrough,” a new short film from writer/director Noah Pritzker.

Read More: Meet the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers #12: Noah Pritzker’s ‘Quitters’ Sees a Family Falling Apart

Tightly scripted and engagingly shot, Pritzker’s short is indelibly of its time while tipping its hat to cinema’s past. Kieran Culkin plays Norman, a young man running away from his debt as well as indecision. The film begins with a nuanced argument between Norman and his girlfriend Claire (Mae Whitman) about the struggle for autonomy in romantic relationships.

As their bickering devolves, Norman is suddenly approached by his two former therapists,
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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute
When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) — it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,” “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk.
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5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute

5 Lessons For Actresses from Diane Keaton’s AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute
When Diane Keaton accepted the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award from Woody Allen in Hollywood Thursday night, it was the end of one of the more memorable AFI tributes. And as one actress after another explained why Keaton was such a significant role model — from Oscar-winners Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon (Keaton-directed TV movie “Wildflower”) and Meryl Streep (“Marvin’s Room”) to Rachel McAdams (“The Family Stone”) and comedienne Lisa Kudrow (“Hanging Up”) — it struck me that all actresses should pay attention to why Keaton is so admired and emulated.

Here are some wise lessons to be learned from the star of “Play It Again Sam,” “The First Wives Club,” “Crimes of the Heart,” “Shoot the Moon,” and HBO’s “The Young Pope.”

1. Stay single.

Keaton launched her Hollywood career with the day-long wedding scene in “The Godfather,” at the end of which she and fellow theater outsider Al Pacino proceeded to get royally drunk.
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Newswire: R.I.P. Frank Pellegrino, Sopranos actor and restaurateur

As reported by Variety, Sopranos actor and New York City restaurateur Frank Pellegrino has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 72.

Pellegrino is probably best known for playing FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso on eleven episodes of The Sopranos, and like a lot of Italian actors from New York, he spent a lot of time appearing in mobster-related films and TV shows. In addition to The Sopranos, he played Johnny Dio in Goodfellas, appeared in three episodes across the Law & Order universe, and he had smaller roles in Cop Land, Mickey Blue Eyes, and Manhattan Murder Mystery. As Variety notes, he also had a recent guest appearance on Bravo’s Odd Mom Out.

Separate from his acting life, Pellegrino was a food buff and co-owner of iconic Italian eatery Rao’s in East Harlem, New York—a restaurant that has appeared in Jay Z videos, The Wolf ...
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NewFest And Beyond: Why Lgbt Film Festivals Are Essential to the Future of Gay Movies

Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” is garnering awards buzz and praise from the industry’s most respected critics, but if that film came out 10 years ago, the gay coming-of-age story could have counted on a more specific foundation: The Lgbt film festival circuit. San Francisco’s Frameline, Los Angeles’ Outfest, and New York’s NewFest were once the go-to market for queer filmmakers and films, but once they break out, many directors with enough clout can easily graduate to a bigger arena.

Lgbt filmmakers rarely face the stigma that once limited opportunities, but for the emerging and mid-career filmmaker, as well as foreign filmmakers looking to break into international markets, queer film festivals remain a vital opportunity to get their work in front of an often adoring audience. At a time when gay identity has yet to truly permeate Hollywood filmmaking, that support system is more vital than ever.

Read More: Outfest
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‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ Review: Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm’s Spy Bromance Is Predictable Fun

‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ Review: Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm’s Spy Bromance Is Predictable Fun
The most surprising thing about “Keeping Up with the Joneses” isn’t that it’s actually funny, but that some touching unlikely friendships emerge amidst the outrageous action sequences. Jeff Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis) is a lovably dull suburban husband, who dotes on his wife, Karen (Isla Fisher), and enjoys a simple life in his beloved cul-de-sac. With the kids off at summer camp, the Gaffneys have time on their hands to wring their hands over the mysterious new couple that moves into the neighborhood, making an all-cash offer on the house across the street.

Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are gorgeous, worldly and very much in love. Naturally, everyone in the cul-de-sac hates them. Except affable Jeff, who quickly develops a “man-crush” on Tim (in the words of the movie). But Natalie’s perfect potluck dishes and Tim’s glass-blowing hobby are not fooling Karen, whose
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Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines

Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines
This Friday, Café Society, the latest release from writer/director/comic godhead Woody Allen, waltzes into theaters — the 47th feature Allen has directed over a career spanning 50 years. (Yes, we're counting New York Stories.) He's had box-office successes and outright bombs, Oscar-winning masterpieces and critically panned duds. But regardless of his movies' receptions (and the reoccurring rumors about his personal life), he's managed to pump out a film a year with impressive regularity. Some key elements have stayed the same — once a jazz clarinet slinks onto the soundtrack, audiences know exactly who they're dealing with.
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Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines

Woody Allen: A Career in 20 Hilarious, Brilliant Lines
This Friday, Café Society, the latest release from writer/director/comic godhead Woody Allen, waltzes into theaters — the 47th feature Allen has directed over a career spanning 50 years. (Yes, we're counting New York Stories.) He's had box-office successes and outright bombs, Oscar-winning masterpieces and critically panned duds. But regardless of his movies' receptions (and the reoccurring rumors about his personal life), he's managed to pump out a film a year with impressive regularity. Some key elements have stayed the same — once a jazz clarinet slinks onto the soundtrack, audiences know exactly who they're dealing with.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

The weird, white cast of Woody Allen's new Amazon series just got weirder and whiter

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The weird, white cast of Woody Allen's new Amazon series just got weirder and whiter
The cast of Woody Allen's upcoming six-episode Amazon series just got bigger. According to Entertainment Weekly, Rebecca Schull, Margaret Ladd, David Harbour, Christine EbersoleMichael Rapaport, and, somewhat surprisingly, Joy Behar and Lewis Black will appear in Allen's mysterious show, the title and plot of which have yet to be announced. They'll join previously announced Elaine May, Rachel Brosnahan, John Magaro, and, very surprisingly, Miley Cyrus. In a world where Olivia Wilde, at 28, was deemed "too old" to play Leonardo DiCaprio's wife, it's nice to see some older actresses (Schull is 87, May is 83, and Ladd and Behar are 73) get work, and some of these casting choices are, on their face, intriguingly unconventional -- Behar, for instance, is best known these days for her hosting work (though she's also done a good bit of acting work, including in Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery), while Miley Cyrus is Miley Cyrus (Hannah
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Irrational Man and Vive Le Discount Movie House!

Early on in Irrational Man, Woody Allen’s latest half-narcotized attempt to dramatically grapple with a philosophically tinged moral crisis, a fellow academic tells Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix), “I loved your essay on situational ethics.” Abe, being a newly appointed professor/radical free thinker to the philosophy department of a picturesque Rhode Island college and himself awash in career disillusionment and an existential dilemma involving writer’s block, smiles and nods appreciatively and noncommittally. However, the audience may consider the Big Theme bell well and truly rung. Allen, who would never be so satisfied with a single easy proclamation of achievement, pads the first half of the movie with apparently awe-inspired compliments from fellow professors, administrators and students directed toward Abe’s prodigious intellect—his reputation doth well precede him, and he knows it. And you can bet that every classroom scene will be occasion to name-drop the heavy hitters-- Kant!
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