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If You're Googling This Lost in Space Actor, I'm Sorry, but We Can't Be Friends

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Netflix's reboot of the 1960s sci-fi series Lost in Space has a shocking amount of people wondering A) why Dr. Smith is so creepy, and B) why she looks so familiar. The thrilling series, which has been giving me heart palpitations all afternoon, was released early Friday morning. The criminal character of Dr. Smith is played by Parker Posey, an actress who's not a stranger to bingeable movies and television.

Posey has been acting for decades; she broke out in the '90s thanks to roles in quirky films like Party Girl, The House of Yes, and Clockwatchers. She's also appeared in popular films like Dazed and Confused, Scream 3, You've Got Mail, and The Sweetest Thing.

She has become a beloved character actor, known for taking standout roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentaries. To date, she's appeared in five of the director's films: Waiting For Guffman,
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Cannes 2018: Here Are 12 Movies By Female Filmmakers That Could Have Been at the Festival (It’s Not Too Late)

Cannes 2018: Here Are 12 Movies By Female Filmmakers That Could Have Been at the Festival (It’s Not Too Late)
As has become commonplace for the annual event, the Cannes Film Festival’s competition slate continues to be dominated by male directors. Announced yesterday, the 2018 competition lineup includes the highest number of films from female filmmakers since 2011, and the festival will play home to new works from Nadine Labaki, Eva Husson, and Alice Rohrwacher. At the festival’s announcement press conference, artistic director Thierry Frémaux hinted that another work from a woman could be added to the lineup in the coming days.

In years past, Frémaux has blamed the lack of female directors on the Cannes slate on the discrepancy between how many male and female directors are working today, and yet Cannes has often programmed and championed a number of the film world’s best female filmmakers. The lack of many of them from this year’s lineup is jarring — though, to be fair, this year’s lineup is
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Indies Sales boards next project from 'Party Girl' director Claire Burger (exclusive)

Caméra d’Or winner returns with semi-autobiographical tale of teenage daughters.

Paris-based Indies Sales has acquired world sales rights to French director Claire Burger’s C’est Ça L’Amour, her first solo feature after co-directed debut Party Girl which opened Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2014 and won the Caméra d’Or.

The semi-autobiographical tale stars Belgian actor and director Bouli Lanners as Mario, a man left to bring up his two turbulent teenager daughters on his own after his wife walks out on the family.

Frida, 14, blames her father for her mother’s departure while her 17-year-old older sister Niki is itching to leave home and is determined to have fun in the meantime.

Like Party Girl, the film is set in the Burger’s hometown of Forbach, a former customs post and industrial town situated on the border between northeast France and Germany.

“In my childhood, I saw my family confronted with the sudden departure of my mother
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Indies Sales acquires 'Party Girl' from director Claire Burger (exclusive)

Caméra d’Or winner returns with semi-autobiographical tale of teenage daughters.

Paris-based Indies Sales has acquired world sales rights to French director Claire Burger’s C’est Ça L’Amour, her first solo feature after co-directed debut Party Girl which opened Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2014 and won the Caméra d’Or.

The semi-autobiographical tale stars Belgian actor and director Bouli Lanners as Mario, a man left to bring up his two turbulent teenager daughters on his own after his wife walks out on the family.

Frida, 14, blames her father for her mother’s departure while her 17-year-old older sister Niki is itching to leave home and is determined to have fun in the meantime.

Like Party Girl, the film is set in the Burger’s hometown of Forbach, a former customs post and industrial town situated on the border between northeast France and Germany.

“In my childhood, I saw my family confronted with the sudden departure of my mother
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Domenica Cameron-Scorsese on the Redemptive Power of Love in “Almost Paris”

“Almost Paris”

Domenica Cameron-Scorsese is a Tribeca alum whose short films “Spanish Boots” and “Roots in Water” played the festival. Her first short, “A Little God,” won the Torchlight Short Film Award at the Woodstock Film Festival. In addition to film, Cameron-Scorsese directs theater: her production of “A Number” by Carly Churchill is currently playing at Chicago’s The Runcible Theatre Co. She is the daughter of filmmaker Martin Scorsese and author Julia Cameron.

Almost Paris” made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and hits VOD today, January 9.

W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Dcs: “Almost Paris” is a very personal view of an incredibly complex financial story. As we follow the journey of Max, a former banker who returns to his childhood home to get back on his feet in the wake of the mortgage lending crisis, we discover the impact of
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13 Biggest Cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

13 Biggest Cameos in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is chock full of surprises. From carefully placed Easter Eggs to near-impossible to find cameos, the movie has a lot going on. So, it's inevitable that you may have missed some of the all-star cameos placed in The Last Jedi while taking in all of the plot twists and surprises being thrown on the screen. Thankfully, we've collected 13 of the best cameos in the movie, warranting a second viewing of the movie trying to spot all of the blink-and-you-miss them moments. It must be noted that there are major Spoilers ahead for The Last Jedi, so read on at your own risk.

One cameo, or two, depending how you look at it was hyped before the movie came out, especially in England. It had been revealed that Prince Harry and Prince William portrayed Stormtroopers in The Last Jedi and they were really excited about it.
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Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi

Mark Hamill Plays a Secret Second Character in Last Jedi
Mark Hamill's performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was pretty amazing. To see somebody who was so full of hope in the first Star Wars trilogy go from that to the broken, disheveled man we see on Ahch-To is fascinating. Luke Skywalker has been through hell and he doesn't appear as if he has fully returned when Rey, Chewie, and R2-D2 come to ask for his help. Mark Hamill had to channel some dark times to get where he needed to be to play the broken-down Jedi, but knowing the actor's sense of humor, he also had to have a different creative outlet on the movie. Eagle-eyed moviegoers who stuck around hoping for a Marvel-like post credit scene noticed that Mark Hamill also plays a character named Dobbu Scay. Who the heck is Dobbu Scay?

While the credits are rolling, Mark Hamill's name comes up again as Dobbu Scay,
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Beanie Feldstein Is the Broadway Star-Turned-Movie Star Next Door (Exclusive)

Beanie Feldstein Is the Broadway Star-Turned-Movie Star Next Door (Exclusive)
Eight shows a week, Beanie Feldstein takes the stage at the Shubert Theatre in New York City to perform in the revival of Hello, Dolly! Wearing a pastel pink bodice adorned with frilly violet lace, a bustling striped skirt and a mop of curls atop her head, the 24-year-old belts out a rousing rendition of “Motherhood” as shop girl Minnie Fay. "I stand for motherhood, America and a hot lunch for orphans / Take off your hat, sir, while your country's flag is passing," she sings alongside her co-star, Bette Midler.

It's quite a Broadway debut, one that Feldstein, who spent her formative summers at the prestigious acting camp Stagedoor Manor and her high school years obsessing over musical theater with best friend (and Dear Evan Hansen star) Ben Platt, could only have dreamed of. Being cast in the company of a legend of screen and stage in an award-winning production -- Midler won a Tony for Hello, Dolly
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Paris Hilton Wears a Mermaid One-Piece on Her Vacation in the Maldives

Paris Hilton is, and forever will be, an icon. While her socialite hey-day was obviously in the early aughts when it seemed like she was everywhere you looked, wearing a Von Dutch hat and low-slung Juicy Couture velour track pants, closely accompanied by her constant companions Nicole Richie and/or Lindsay Lohan, and mumbling, “That’s Hot,” at anything and everything that crossed her path. But the heiress’s influence clearly knows no bounds as even this new generation of models and It-Girls want to imitate her style from that era, with even Kendall Jenner expertly recreating her 21st birthday
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8 Million Ways to Die

Tonight on ‘movies we really want to like’ we have Hal Ashby’s final feature, an L.A.- based crime saga with a great cast and spirited direction and . . . and not much else. It isn’t the train wreck described in Kino’s candid actor interviews, but we can see only too well why it wasn’t a big winner when new. Any day that a Jeff Bridges picture doesn’t shine, is a dark day in my book.

8 Million Ways to Die

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1986 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 115 min. / Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Andy Garcia, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks.

Cinematography: Stephen H. Burum

Film Editor: Robert Lawrence, Stuart H. Pappé

Original Music: James Newton Howard

Written by Oliver Stone, David Lee Henry (R. Lance Hill) from the book by Lawrence Block

Produced by Steve Roth

Directed by Hal Ashby

Well,
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‘Lost in Space’ Adds Parker Posey, ‘Heathers’ Reboot Brings Back Original Star Shannen Doherty

‘Lost in Space’ Adds Parker Posey, ‘Heathers’ Reboot Brings Back Original Star Shannen Doherty
Parker Posey (Café Society) has joined Netflix’s Lost in Space reboot. Meanwhile, filming has started on the Heathers pilot with a star from the original movie, Shannen Doherty. Meanwhile, Get the latest updates on the Lost in Space remake cast and the Heathers reboot below. Parker Posey, who’s appeared in such films as Dazed and Confused, Best in Show, Party Girl, and recently some Woody Allen movies […]

The post ‘Lost in Space’ Adds Parker Posey, ‘Heathers’ Reboot Brings Back Original Star Shannen Doherty appeared first on /Film.
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Kanye West's Emotional Birthday Gift For Kim Kardashian Was Not at All What You'd Expect

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Kanye West's Emotional Birthday Gift For Kim Kardashian Was Not at All What You'd Expect
Happy Birthday babe pic.twitter.com/Ee38e4LVFj - Kanye West (@kanyewest) October 21, 2016 Kim Kardashian turned 36 last week, and Kanye West went all out to celebrate, as usual. But instead of gifting his wife with a giant diamond or wall of white roses, Kanye went a softer, more laid-back route: the rapper put together a five-and-a-half-minute video full of memorable moments from Kim's childhood and teenage years. Set to his hit song "Only One," which was written about his daughter, North West, Kanye's heartfelt gift gives the world a peek into Kim's life before fame. It features sweet footage of her early years and interactions with sisters Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie and brother Rob, as well as heartwarming memories and words of encouragement from her late father, Robert Kardashian, and grandmother Helen. In the wake of Kim's terrifying attack and robbery in Paris, it's definitely an emotional thing to watch.
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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television

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From Must-See TV to Peak TV: 20 Years of covering television
If you were a TV critic from 1956 to 1976, you would have witnessed some big changes in the business: the rise and fall of the Western as the dominant primetime genre, or the color TV boom, or CBS' shift from silly rural comedies to socially conscious ones like All in the Family and M*A*S*H. If you covered the beat from 1976 to 1996, you would have written about Hill Street Blues and its many imitators, the classic years of SNL, and the early days of original cable programming. Almost any 20-year span would give you a front row seat to enormous artistic and technological change. As of this week, I've been professionally writing about television for exactly 20 years(*), and it's safe to say that the only two-decade period that featured a more radical transformation in how television was made and consumed would be back when the medium was first introduced into America's living rooms.
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How I Met Your Dad: Highlights From the Newly Leaked Pilot Script

How I Met Your Dad: Highlights From the Newly Leaked Pilot Script
Haaaaaave you ever wondered how How I Met Your Dad might have turned out had it snagged a series order? Well, now you don’t have to!

RelatedAlyson Hannigan Named New Host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us at the CW

The “kindred spirit” to How I Met Your Mother was shelved by CBS after being developed in 2014, but the script has made its way online. The pilot, which starred indie film darling Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) and was narrated by rom-com vet Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally), is not an exact replica of the Mothership’s own pilot episode,
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The Tribe | Blu-ray Review

One of the most pleasurable discoveries out of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was Ukrainian director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s debut The Tribe, which won three awards after competing in the parallel Critics’ Week sidebar, including the Grand Prize (the title lost the coveted Camera d’Or at the festival to the Un Certain Regard opener, Party Girl). The film collected a host of additional awards during its festival circuit run, including a New Auteurs award at the AFI Film Festival before Us distributor Drafthouse unleashed it for a limited theatrical run in June of 2015, before ending up on many year-end best lists.

In a sea of derivative cinematic components, wholly original ideas seem few and far between. In a move that recalls the style of silent cinema engagement (once viewed as a detriment to the possibilities of cinematic communication), this is presented without subtitle, cue card, or translation, set within a
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Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84

Margaret Hall, a member of the cast on AMC’s “Remember WENN” and a quirky longtime participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” died December 21 in New York City of natural causes. She was 84.

Hall was a SAG/AFTRA & Aea member since the early 1950s, and on Broadway with Laurence Olivier in “Becket.”

The actress appeared on “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns”; 1965 Hallmark Hall of Fame entry “The Holy Terror,” starring Julie Harris; 1978 telepic “Summer of My German Soldier,” starring Kristy McNichol; and “Circus” (1989), as well as films including “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Party Girl” and “The Guru” (2001).

Hall was a participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman” for eight months in 2004-05, each night waving goodnight to the audience with a huge bouquet of flowers in-arms.

She is survived by her husband, actor Gil Rogers, and daughter Amanda.
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Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84

Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84
Margaret Hall, a member of the cast on AMC’s “Remember WENN” and a quirky longtime participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” died December 21 in New York City of natural causes. She was 84.

Hall was a SAG/AFTRA & Aea member since the early 1950s, and on Broadway with Laurence Olivier in “Becket.”

The actress appeared on “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns”; 1965 Hallmark Hall of Fame entry “The Holy Terror,” starring Julie Harris; 1978 telepic “Summer of My German Soldier,” starring Kristy McNichol; and “Circus” (1989), as well as films including “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Party Girl” and “The Guru” (2001).

Hall was a participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman” for eight months in 2004-05, each night waving goodnight to the audience with a huge bouquet of flowers in-arms.

She is survived by her husband, actor Gil Rogers, and daughter Amanda.
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Lost In Space reboot: Netflix releases first full trailer

Rob Leane Kirsten Howard Mar 6, 2018

A reboot of Irwin Allen’s Lost In Space is coming to Netflix in April. Here's a new trailer...

We heard early on in 2017 that Netflix was working on a remake of Irwin Allen's 1965 cult classic family sci-fi series Lost In Space, and we later got confirmation that a full series of 10 episodes were on the way.

Here's the first full trailer for the series:

Before that was this little teaser trailer that also announces an April release date. You can watch it below...

Netflix's Lost In Space reboot will be skippered by Toby Stephens, who currently navigates the fleet of pirate vessels on the Starz series Black Sails as Captain Flint. Here's what Stephens had to say about the overall feel of the series last year...

"It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story. Lost In Space is Swiss Family Robinson in space,
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Happy birthday, Parker Posey: 7 moments of brilliance

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Happy birthday, Parker Posey: 7 moments of brilliance
Parker Posey, who has been called "quirky" more times than a coloring book illustration of Zooey Deschanel, just celebrated her 46th birthday. Because I can't think of a more distinct and slyly bad-ass addition to the silver screen, let's count up seven moments of Posey greatness.  1. The Dairy Queen returns to her kingdom in "Waiting for Guffman" You can also get a couple of Cokes there. 2. Darla teaches us the ropes in this improvised "Dazed and Confused" interview. Her complicated feelings about boys are downright poetic. 3. Her quick introduction to Gale Weathers in "Scream 3" HitFix's own Chris Eggertsen once ranked the greatest characters in the "Scream" franchise. I've double-checked that the rankings are 100% accurate, particularly where Parker Posey's performance as the unforgettable Jennifer Jolie comes in.  4. A match made in macchiato heaven: "Best in Show" 5. Tori Spelling gets a big no in "House of Yes" Parker tears up Tori Spelling here.
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French Sales Agents, Cnc Join Forces On New Subsidy Plan, Unveil White Paper

Dijon, France– The National Film Board, Cnc, presented a long-gestated subsidy fund for international sales agents at the 25th annual confab hosted by Arp, the guild regrouping auteurs, directors and producers on Friday. The fund, which is expected to reach an estimated 15 million Euros per year, has yet to be greenlit by the European Commission.

Addressing a jam-packed audience of high-profile lawmakers, institution execs and other industry figures, Daniela Elstner, president of Paris-based Doc & Film Intl. and Adef (association of French export companies), unveiled a White Paper put together by Adef and explained the key role that sales agents play today in economic and cultural terms.

This year at Cannes, French sales outfits repped half of the movies playing in official selection and won six prizes, including the Palme d’Or with Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” from Wild Bunch. Moreover, ticket sales for French films abroad reached 114.5 million admissions in
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