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Telluride Film Review: ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

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Telluride Film Review: ‘The Old Man & the Gun’
When Robert Redford was younger, the matinee-idol handsome actor would make it a point to give the camera his “good side,” and audiences would melt. He’s older now and makes no attempt to hide it, but then, he doesn’t need to. People don’t forget a performer like Redford, whose movie-star charisma idles low and sexy like a Harley Davidson motor even when he’s not doing anything, and that means a movie like David Lowery’s “The Old Man & the Gun” — a dapper, low-key riff on the bank-robber genre — can play things soft, counting on Redford’s charm to fuel the show.

In what the actor has indicated is likely to be his final film role, Redford plays Forrest Tucker, a certified rascal who, in 1981 at the spry age of 76, was busted for a series of small-time heists. More than 80 stick-ups, all told. Tucker was caught
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‘Godless’: Scott Frank & Steven Soderbergh Talk Western Clichés And Being Labeled A “Feminist Western”

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‘Godless’: Scott Frank & Steven Soderbergh Talk Western Clichés And  Being Labeled A “Feminist Western”
Godless marks Scott Frank’s first foray into the western genre. One could argue that his screenplay for Logan was western-adjacent, but Godless is a tried and true western complete with outlaws, gunfights, a town tragedy, a drifter and horses — an animal that executive producer Steven Soderbergh fears.

Created and written by Frank, the seven-part limited series — which was originally conceived as a feature film — reunites the Out of Sight writer with director Soderbergh and executive producer Casey Silver. Hitting the beats of a traditional western, Godless follows criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of menacing outlaws as they set out on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed them. While on the Run from Frank and his goons, Roy finds refuge with tough-as-nails Alice Fletcher (Michelle Dockery) in the isolated mining town of La Belle which is populated by mostly women.
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MTV VMAs 2018: God Is a Really Bored Woman

There was something poignant about MTV’s big question this year: How the hell can we keep people from noticing the Video Music Awards? Bump it to a Monday night in August? Not enough. Give Jennifer Lopez a lifetime achievement award for her singing? Not enough. Make Aerosmith jam with Post Malone? Allow DJ Khaled near a mic? Getting warmer, but not quite. Most years the VMAs bash is a surreal tour of pop culture’s dizzy highs and comic lows. But last night was pretty far from any kind of show.
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Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more

Jennifer Lopez VMAs performance: Watch her Video Vanguard medley of ‘Jenny from the Block,’ ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and more
Jennifer Lopez was the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards recipient of the Video Vanguard Award and she celebrated that victory with an epic 10-minute medley of some of her biggest hits: “Waiting for Tonight,” “On the Floor,” “Dance Again,” “Ain’t Your Mama,” “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” “Get Right,” “All I Have,” “Jenny from the Block,” “I’m Real (Murder Remix),” “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” and her latest single “Dinero,” for which she also won Best Collaboration with Cardi B and DJ Khaled. Watch her performance above, and check out the complete list of Vma winners here.

Lopez started her career as a dancer, appearing as a Fly Girl on the sketch comedy series “In Living Color”. She transitioned to acting in the mid-1990s, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her breakthrough role as the title slain singer in “Selena” (1997) and co-starring with George Clooney in
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‘Shades Of Blue’ Series Finale Review: JLo NYPD Drama Fails Clutch Test In The End

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‘Shades Of Blue’ Series Finale Review: JLo NYPD Drama Fails Clutch Test In The End
Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight’s Shades of Blue series finale.

“You’ve got all your tomorrows lined up,” Ray Liotta’s on the run NYPD Lt. Matt Wozniak unintentionally ironically reassured his Jennifer Lopez played protégée Det. Harlee Santos tonight on the Season 3 ender and series finale of Shades of Blue.

While a Goodfellas alum led spinoff for the low rated cliché filled corrupt cop drama could feasibly be launched off the close of Shades, the fact is unless World of Dance judge JLo is looking to crossover to the next season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, the NBC show’s tomorrows will thankfully be no more.

Oddly, with months to finesse things since the end of the series was announced in April and the “By Virtue Fall” episode that just aired, Shades of Blue failed the clutch test. Full of courtroom drama
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AFI Names Taryn Proscal As Inaugural Recipient Of Kirk Douglas Fellowship

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The American Film Institute announced today that AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellow Taryn Procsal will be the first recipient of the Kirk Douglas Fellowship.

Proscal, a single mother of three, was recognized for her unique voice and will receive a full-tuition two-year scholarship. The inaugural Kirk Douglas Fellowship is awarded to an AFI Conservatory Fellow and Proscal is set to enter the Conservatory in the fall as one of a full-class of 140 first-year Fellows.

“I am honored and pleased to have Taryn Procsal receive the first Kirk Douglas Fellowship,” said Kirk Douglas in a statement.

As an AFI Conservatory screenwriter, Proscal joins a prestigious list of talent including Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot), Liz Hannah (The Post), Brad Falchuk, Scott Frank, Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and Latoya Morgan.

Douglas, an AFI Life Achievement Award honoree, is known for championing screenwriters
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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar

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Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction Pacts With Sonar
Exclusive: Sonar Entertainment has set Michael Shamberg’s MASproduction to a first look deal for television and digital platform content. The announcement was made today by Thomas Lesinski, CEO, Sonar Entertainment and Michael Shamberg.

Shamberg brings several projects to the table under the new deal. They include adaptions of two best-selling books: Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew and A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg.

In Am I There Yet? writer/illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew uses essays and illustrations to capture the feelings and comical complexities of millennials. In the journey toward adulthood, it is easy to find yourself treading the path of those who came before you. But what if you don’t want to walk a worn path? From creating a home in
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Jennifer Lopez To Star In Strip Club Crime Film ‘Hustlers’ From Director Lorene Scafaria

Jennifer Lopez’s filmography is a bit of a rollercoaster. There are some really decent movies like “Selena” and “Out of Sight.” But those films are buried under what feels like a ton of other middling rom-coms and thrillers. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress/singer/celebrity is hoping to bring home a quality film with her next movie “Hustlers.”

The film, based on the New York magazine article titled “Hustlers at Scores,” tells the true story of a group of former strip club employees that create a scheme to steal tens of thousands of dollars from their Wall Street clientele.

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Emmys: 'Godless' Producer on Why the Series Didn't Work as a Feature

Emmys: 'Godless' Producer on Why the Series Didn't Work as a Feature
odless took a lot of faith to get to the screen. Screenwriter Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Logan) originally envisioned an epic feature film employing classic iconography of the American Western — just as that genre was experiencing one of its falling-out-of-favor cycles in Hollywood. But Frank and producing partners Steven Soderbergh and Casey Silver (who had collaborated on 1998's Out of Sight) persisted for more than a decade, finding a home for their story — about a group of widows defending their mining town — in the wide-open vistas of streaming content at Netflix (the series, which stars Michelle Dockery and ...

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Jennifer Lopez To Receive Video Vanguard Award At MTV Video Music Awards

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Jennifer Lopez To Receive Video Vanguard Award At MTV Video Music Awards
From In Living Color Fly Girl to actress to pop superstar, Jennifer Lopez’s career will hit another milestone at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards where she will not only perform but also be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Sway Calloway announced the news today live which was followed by a Facebook Live interview on MTV’s page. This will mark J. Lo’s first live performance on the VMAs since 2001 when she danced her way to stage before donning a fedora and singing “I’m Real” with Ja Rule. In addition to performing and receiving the coveted Vanguard Award, Lopez is nominated for two VMAs for her recent single “Dinero.”

Previous recipients of the Vanguard Award include last year’s honoree P!nk as well as Rihanna, Kanye West, U2, R.E.M., Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Janet Jackson and,
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The Top Uses of Jennifer Lopez Songs in Movies and TV

Jennifer Lopez has had a successful career as both a singer and an actress for decades. The native New Yorker began her acting career at the age of 16 with a small role in the 1986 movie “My Little Girl”. Her big break came when she won the role of a “Fly Girl”, a dancer on the comedy sketch show “In Living Color” in 1991. Movies including “Selena” and “Out of Sight” would help launch her acting career and also inspired her to start a singing career. She’s also a reality show judge. Here are the top uses of Jennifer

The Top Uses of Jennifer Lopez Songs in Movies and TV
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‘Godless’ interviews: Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever, Scott Frank and more exclusive chats [Watch]

Can Netflix snag Best Limited Series at the Emmys for “Godless”? Written and directed by Scott Frank, this seven-and-a-half hour western opus centers on a man (Jack O’Connell) hiding out from a violent outlaw (Jeff Daniels) in a town populated almost entirely by women after a deadly mining accident wipes out most of the men. Gold Derby recently spoke with Frank, stars Daniels and Merritt Wever, cinematographer Steven Meizler, costume designer Betsy Heimann, composer Carlos Rafael Rivera, and makeup department head Tarra Day about their work on the series. Scroll down and click on their names below to be taken to their full interviews.

“It’s a golden time” for television, says Daniels, who’s also in the Emmy race this year for his leading role in “The Looming Tower.” “The writing has gone to Hulu and Netflix and HBO and Showtime … and actors chase good writing.” Playing the
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George Clooney AFI Tribute: Cate Blanchett, Laura Dern, and More Celebrate (and Tease) the Prankster Actor

George Clooney AFI Tribute: Cate Blanchett, Laura Dern, and More Celebrate (and Tease) the Prankster Actor
Last year’s AFI Life Achievement Award winner Diane Keaton cooed over George Clooney’s 18-year relationship with a pig. Laura Dern recalled being stranded in Budapest on their first movie, the never-released “Grizzly II: The Predator,” waiting for plane tickets home. Julianna Margulies thanked Clooney, who just turned 57, for tipping her that her “E.R.” character tested well enough to possibly come back to life, something she did not hear from her own agent.

“You’re the real deal,” she said, choking up, reminding the black-tie crowd that “E.R” arrived after 13 failed pilots. “The most important lessons I learned in this town I learned from George.” Richard Kind described George’s foundation as “the boys,” a motley crew that has hung together for three decades and were led by Clooney — before “E.R.” hit — to spend three days cleaning up East L.A. after the riots.

Yes, George
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George Clooney AFI Tribute: Cate Blanchett, Laura Dern, and More Celebrate (and Tease) the Prankster Actor

George Clooney AFI Tribute: Cate Blanchett, Laura Dern, and More Celebrate (and Tease) the Prankster Actor
Last year’s AFI Life Achievement Award winner Diane Keaton cooed over George Clooney’s 18-year relationship with a pig. Laura Dern recalled being stranded in Budapest on their first movie, the never-released “Grizzly II: The Predator,” waiting for plane tickets home. Julianna Margulies thanked Clooney, who just turned 57, for tipping her that her “E.R.” character tested well enough to possibly come back to life, something she did not hear from her own agent.

“You’re the real deal,” she said, choking up, reminding the black-tie crowd that “E.R” arrived after 13 failed pilots. “The most important lessons I learned in this town I learned from George.” Richard Kind described George’s foundation as “the boys,” a motley crew that has hung together for three decades and were led by Clooney — before “E.R.” hit — to spend three days cleaning up East L.A. after the riots.

Yes, George
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George Clooney: Looking Back on the ‘Extremely Normal’ Man’s Extraordinary Career

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George Clooney: Looking Back on the ‘Extremely Normal’ Man’s Extraordinary Career
In 1994 a little show called “ER” premiered on NBC. Created by prolific science-fiction writer Michael Crichton, the series was a medical drama, somewhat in the tradition of “St. Elsewhere,” and focused on the private lives and burgeoning careers of emergency room doctors in Chicago’s County General Hospital. Among the cast members were Anthony Edwards, of “Top Gun” fame, up-and-comers Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle, and George Clooney, a relatively unknown actor from Kentucky with a smattering of TV credits to his name, including recurring roles on “Roseanne,” the short-lived CBS comedy “E/R” and “The Facts of Life,” on which Clooney played the eponymous “George,” a charismatic handyman with winged hair who eventually quits his job to go on tour with pop star Cinnamon (played by ’90s singer Stacey Q).

ER” became a giant hit, winning numerous Emmy awards, with Clooney its resident heartthrob. If you were in college at the time,
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George Clooney reveals that Batman & Robin had the biggest influence on his career

George Clooney has revealed that Batman & Robin was the film that had the most influence on his career.

Batman & Robin hasn’t improved with age and it’s still regarded as one of the weakest entries in Batman’s live-action catalogue. George Clooney has never quite been able to live down his performance as Bruce Wayne but this isn’t something that the actor is shying away from.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney says that this particular film has had the biggest influence on his career and was the key in turning his fortunes around: “It’s really easy to pick: Batman & Robin. That’s not a joke. Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work. After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role. My next three films were Out of Sight,
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George Clooney Says Batman and Robin Had Biggest Impact on His Career

George Clooney Says Batman and Robin Had Biggest Impact on His Career
George Clooney has had himself one heck of a career, both as an actor and a filmmaker. He's turned in Oscar-winning performances and has done everything from fun horror movies to high stakes dramas and everything in between. So, out of everything in his illustrious portfolio, what movie is it that had the most influence over his career? The disastrous dumpster fire that is Batman and Robin.

During a recent interview, in honor of receiving an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award this week. George Clooney was asked a great many questions about his career. One of which specifically addressed the movie that had the biggest influence on his career. While it may be surprising to hear that he said Batman and Robin, his reasoning is pretty sound. Here's what he had to say about it.

"It's really easy to pick: Batman & Robin. That's not a joke. Up until that moment, I
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George Clooney Says Batman & Robin Marked A Turning Point In His Career

Although the Batman film franchise has brought joy to millions of people since 1943, it’s certainly had its ups and downs. After all, they each can’t be The Dark Knight Trilogy.

No matter which movies are to your liking, most of you will probably agree that Batman & Robin was a failure on pretty much every level. Although, I do experience much amusement whenever seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s take on Mr. Freeze.

What you may or may not know, though, was that Warner Bros. were confident in the film prior to its release and thought it would be a grand slam with moviegoers, so much that they were ready to move forward with a sequel titled Batman Triumphant or Batman Unchained, depending on whom you ask on what day of the week. But when Batman & Robin bombed, plans for that and a Nightwing spinoff were canned.

Of course, two of
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Ocean's 8 review – starry cast can't steal enough attention in all-female reboot

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna head up a gender-swapped take on Ocean’s Eleven that suffers from an absence of tension

One of the many joys of Steven Soderbergh’s 2001 remake of heist caper Ocean’s Eleven was the experience of watching an auteur, whose work had previously existed primarily in the independent sphere, take charge of a splashy, star-packed studio film. The crackling sexual tension and snappy dialogue of his 1998 thriller Out of Sight gave us a clue that he would be a steady hand with such material but still, his ability to deliver such a dizzyingly entertaining blockbuster on such a large scale came as a warm surprise.

Related: Hereditary review – Toni Collette is outstanding in brilliant fear machine
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Remembering Margot Kidder, Iconic Movie Poster Designer Bill Gold and More Reel Important People We Lost in May

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. John Altamura (?-2018) - Actor. He played the title character in The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, sharing the role with Ron Fazio. He died of a heart attack on May 4. (Bloody-Disgusting) Joseph Campanella (1924-2018) - Actor. He starred in Ben, Silent Running and Meteor. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease on May 16. (Variety) Anne V. Coates (1925-2018) - Editor. She won an Oscar for editing Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated for BecketThe Elephant ManIn the Line of Fire and Out of Sight. She also...
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