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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Far from Heaven,’ ‘The Big Easy,’ ‘Breaking Away’

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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Far from Heaven,’ ‘The Big Easy,’ ‘Breaking Away’
It is hard to believe that the forever youthful Dennis Quaid turns 65 on April 9, 2019. His successful film career that started close to 40 years ago was perhaps spurred by the success of his older brother Randy Quaid, who had left their Texas home and became an Oscar-nominated actor (he received a Supporting Actor nomination in 1973 for “The Last Detail”).

He dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Los Angeles to also pursue a professional acting career. After a brief period of struggle, he started gaining small roles in films like “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” about a young girl’s battle with mental illness and “September 30, 1955” about the effects on a small-town boy when he finds out about the death of James Dean.

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Quaid also found work in a number of television movies and then gained huge
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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Dennis Quaid movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
It is hard to believe that the forever youthful Dennis Quaid turns 65 on April 9, 2019. His successful film career that started close to 40 years ago was perhaps spurred by the success of his older brother Randy Quaid, who had left their Texas home and became an Oscar-nominated actor (he received a Supporting Actor nomination in 1973 for “The Last Detail”).

He dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Los Angeles to also pursue a professional acting career. After a brief period of struggle, he started gaining small roles in films like “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” about a young girl’s battle with mental illness and “September 30, 1955” about the effects on a small-town boy when he finds out about the death of James Dean.

Quaid also found work in a number of television movies and then gained huge attention as one of the four leads of the film “Breaking Away,
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Julianne Moore to Star in Apple Drama ‘Lisey’s Story’ From Stephen King, J.J. Abrams

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Julianne Moore to Star in Apple Drama ‘Lisey’s Story’ From Stephen King, J.J. Abrams
Julianne Moore has signed on to star in and executive produce the drama “Lisey’s Story” at Apple, Variety has confirmed.

Apple has given the project an eight-episode straight-to-series order. It is based on Stephen King’s 2006 book of the same name. King will write all eight episodes of the series in addition to executive producing, marking one of the few times the iconic author has written for the screen. J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson of Bad Robot Productions will also executive produce. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

The series follows Lisey (Moore) two years following the death of her husband. The series explores a series of events that causes her to begin facing amazing realities about her husband that she had repressed and forgotten.

The series marks Apple’s third project from Abrams and Bad Robot Productions, following straight-to-series orders for “Little Voice,” executive produced by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson,
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‘Gloria Bell’ reviews: Julianne Moore is ‘transcendent,’ ‘vulnerable,’ and a ‘queen’ in this critically acclaimed remake

‘Gloria Bell’ reviews: Julianne Moore is ‘transcendent,’ ‘vulnerable,’ and a ‘queen’ in this critically acclaimed remake
Is it too early in the year for an Oscar front-runner for Best Actress? Probably, but the reviews for Julianne Moore‘s performance in “Gloria Bell,” which opened on March 8 from A24, would be the envy of most stars opening their films right in the sweet spot of the fall season awards calendar.

“Gloria Bell” is a remake of the 2013 Chilean film “Gloria” by director Sebastian Lelio, who also directs this American version. Since that original film was released Lelio has made even more of a name for himself by winning Chile its first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with “A Fantastic Woman” (2017), which was also the first film starring a transgender actress to win that prize. Then Lelio made his English-language debut in 2018 with the romantic drama “Disobedience” starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as star-crossed lovers in an Orthodox Jewish community.

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Olivia Colman is the 4th Best Actress Oscar champ to win with this lethal precursor combo

Olivia Colman is the 4th Best Actress Oscar champ to win with this lethal precursor combo
If you ever find yourself in a split Best Actress Oscar race, then you want to win these two awards to secure that Oscar: the Golden Globe and the BAFTA. Since BAFTA became a precursor 18 years ago, those two prizes have been the key to Best Actress gold, and Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) proved that again with her upset over Glenn Close (“The Wife”).

Colman is the fourth Best Actress Oscar champ to prevail with the Globe and BAFTA, following Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Meryl Streep. All four women were in competitive races with their chief rivals: Close, Renee Zellweger (“Chicago”), Julie Christie (“Away From Her”) and Viola Davis (“The Help”), respectively.

See How the hell did Olivia Colman beat Glenn Close for the Best Actress Oscar? Here are 7 explanations

Here’s how all four races shook out with the major precursors:

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Golden Globe Drama: Kidman

Golden Globe Comedy
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Great Acceptance Speeches: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

We asked Team Experience to share their favourite Oscar acceptance speeches as we countdown to Hollywood's High Holy Night. Here's new contributor Eurocheese...

If you were a Julianne Moore fan in the 2000s and the 2010s, you had learned to live with disappointment. After four nominations years, ending on a double nomination for the one-two punch of her performances in Far from Heaven and The Hours (2002), her momentum suddenly stalled. Her Golden Globe nomination for A Single Man (2009) didn’t translate to an Oscar nod, and when Best Picture nominee The Kids Are All Right (2010) began to break out, it was clear co-stars Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo would be getting the lion's share of accolades. So why was an actress who had received so much acclaim coming up short?

There was was an inkling that she could still have a shot at major trophies when she received an Emmy
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Those WGA Awards upsets mean we might get something at the Oscars that hasn’t happened in 16 years

Those WGA Awards upsets mean we might get something at the Oscars that hasn’t happened in 16 years
Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any weirder, the Writers Guild of America Awards threw in yet another curveball on Sunday by naming “Eighth Grade” Best Original Screenplay and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Best Adapted Screenplay. Not only is this the first time since the WGA established these two categories 34 years ago that the top film prizes went to two non-Best Picture Oscar nominees, but now it could be the first time in 16 years that neither WGA champ repeats at the Oscars.

Eighth Grade,” written by Bo Burnham, wasn’t even nominated at the Oscars, so there’s no chance of a repeat there. “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is nominated, but it’s currently in third place in our odds, behind “BlacKkKlansman” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and ahead of “A Star Is Born” and “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
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Top 20 Greatest Living Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar

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Top 20 Greatest Living Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar
Jim Carrey once called himself the “Tom Hanks of the Golden Globes” after his second straight victory with the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2000 (for “Man on the Moon” following “The Truman Show”). He could win with that group but somehow couldn’t impress Oscar voters. And he’s not the only actor in that situation. Tour our photo gallery featuring Carrey among the 20 actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar.

Even Academy Awards hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin haven’t been noticed by Oscar voters other than seeing them perform on the ceremony stage. They have both received critics awards and Golden Globe nominations in their long careers. Martin has at least received an honorary Oscar, as has Donald Sutherland, but alas no individual nomination for either one throughout their careers.

Other Golden Globe film winners have included Colin Farrell (“In Bruges”), Richard Gere (“Chicago
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Emily Blunt is the 2nd performer to get double-snubbed by the Oscars after double SAG Awards nominations

Emily Blunt is the 2nd performer to get double-snubbed by the Oscars after double SAG Awards nominations
Poor Emily Blunt. After a stellar 2018 and earning Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for “Mary Poppins Returns” and “A Quiet Place,” she failed to get an Oscar nomination Tuesday for either, becoming just the second double SAG nominee to go 0-2 with the academy.

Blunt follows in the dubious footsteps of Helen Mirren, who didn’t convert her SAG Awards bids for her 2015 films “Woman in Gold” and “Trumbo” into Oscar nominations. But at least Mirren was already a four-time Oscar nominee and a one-time winner; Blunt is still waiting for her maiden bid.

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The stats were on Blunt’s side. This was the 10th time a performer received two individual SAG Awards nominations. Besides Mirren, the other eight are:

1. Julianne Moore (1999): “The End of the Affair,” “Magnolia

2. Judi Dench (2001): “Iris,” “The Shipping News

3. Julianne Moore (2002): “Far From Heaven,” “The Hours
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Costume Designer Sandy Powell on Creating Looks for ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

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Costume Designer Sandy Powell on Creating Looks for ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Three-time Oscar winner Sandy Powell has had a long, illustrious career designing costumes for Hollywood’s elite. This fall, her work adorns two films: “Mary Poppins Returns” and “The Favourite,” the latter of which gave her a rare chance to dress three female leads.

The costumes in “The Favourite” have such a distinct look. How did you work within the style of that period to fit your own vision?

I design the details as if I were a designer in the period, rather than saying, “Ok, I’m going to copy this portrait of Queen Anne so everyone knows it’s Queen Anne.” And besides which, we couldn’t have made clothes that are exactly like the portrait because they would have been made from materials we can’t get now. It would have been much more ornate in terms of decoration, with embroidery, embellishment and jewels. We didn’t want to do that stylistically.
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Todd Haynes movies: All 7 films ranked worst to best, include ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘I’m Not There’

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Todd Haynes movies: All 7 films ranked worst to best, include ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘I’m Not There’
Todd Haynes celebrates his 58th birthday on January 2, 2019. The iconoclastic filmmaker has made a name for himself crafting stories dealing with sexuality, discrimination, and pop culture. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all seven of his feature films, ranked worst to best.

Haynes first came to the attention of art house audiences with “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” (1988), a 43-minute short which used Barbie dolls to create a startling poignant, eerie biopic. This led to his feature debut, “Poison” (1991), a milestone in the New Queer Cinema that told three different narratives exploring our reactions to human carnality.

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He reaped his first Oscar nomination for “Far From Heaven” (Best Original Screenplay in 2002), a meticulous recreation of Douglas Sirk melodramas centering on a 1950’s Connecticut housewife (Julianne Moore) who falls in love with her black gardener (Dennis Haysbert
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Ansel Elgort in Jonathan Available on Blu-ray January 15th From Well Go USA

in Jonathan starring Ansel Elgort will be available on Blu-ray January 15th from Well Go USA

In this sci-fi-tinged drama, Ansel Elgort plays two brothers living very separate lives inside the same body. Previously content to live life in shifts with one another, their delicate balance is ruined when they become emotionally involved with the same woman (Suki Waterhouse).

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Ansel Elgort is known for The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Baby Driver (2017), Divergent (2014), and Insurgent (2015).

Patricia Clarkson is known for The Green Mile (1999), The Station Agent (2003), Far from Heaven (2002), and Easy A (2010).

Director Bill Oliver is known for Jonathan (2018), The Debutantes (1996), The Wrong Son (1994), and Guilt (2005).

Check out the great reviews for Jonathan:

An intelligent, absorbing tale –Variety

Unique and provocative –Birth. Movies. Death.

Like a hybrid of Fight Club and Charlie Kaufman, with the former s central confrontation and the latter s tenderness and humanity” –The Verge
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Todd Haynes movies: All 7 films ranked worst to best

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Todd Haynes movies: All 7 films ranked worst to best
Todd Haynes celebrates his 58th birthday on January 2, 2019. The iconoclastic filmmaker has made a name for himself crafting stories dealing with sexuality, discrimination, and pop culture. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all seven of his feature films, ranked worst to best.

Haynes first came to the attention of art house audiences with “Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story” (1988), a 43-minute short which used Barbie dolls to create a startling poignant, eerie biopic. This led to his feature debut, “Poison” (1991), a milestone in the New Queer Cinema that told three different narratives exploring our reactions to human carnality.

He reaped his first Oscar nomination for “Far From Heaven” (Best Original Screenplay in 2002), a meticulous recreation of Douglas Sirk melodramas centering on a 1950’s Connecticut housewife (Julianne Moore) who falls in love with her black gardener (Dennis Haysbert) after her husband (Dennis Quaid) comes out of the closet.
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Painting ‘Beale Street’ with Ecstatic Emotional Color and Documentary Realism

Production designer Mark Friedberg has worked on a number of very different New York City-based movies, with an even wider array of directors – ranging from Jim Jarmusch on a low-budget indie to Todd Phillips on the soon-to-be blockbuster “Joker.” A great admirer of “Moonlight” and author James Baldwin, he jumped at the chance to work on Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

The setting – 1972 Harlem – was one Friedberg was familiar with, having grown up just south of Baldwin’s neighborhood and having watched it radically change over the years. He quickly realized that a documentary-like approach would not be what guided the style of the film.

“We have a lot of scenes in the waiting room of a prison,” said Friedberg in an interview with IndieWire. “My reading of the story, being a Jewish guy from the Upper West Side, was one way and then I took
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Emily Blunt is the 10th performer to get double individual SAG Awards nominations in film

Emily Blunt is the 10th performer to get double individual SAG Awards nominations in film
It’s a great day in the Blunt-Krasinski household. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski received three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations between them on Wednesday: film actress (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and film supporting actress (“A Quiet Place”) for her, and TV drama actor (“Jack Ryan”) for him. Blunt’s dual bids make her the 10th actor to snag two individual film nominations in the same year.

The first nine were:

1. Julianne Moore (1999): “The End of the Affair,” “Magnolia

2. Judi Dench (2001): “Iris,” “The Shipping News

3. Julianne Moore (2002): “Far From Heaven,” “The Hours

4. Patricia Clarkson (2003): “The Station Agent,” “Pieces of April

5. Jamie Foxx (2004): “Ray,” Collateral

6. Leonardo DiCaprio (2006): “Blood Diamond,” “The Departed

7. Cate Blanchett (2007): “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” “I’m Not There”

8. Kate Winslet (2008): “Revolutionary Road,” “The Reader

9. Helen Mirren (2015): “Woman in Gold,” “Trumbo

See SAG Awards nominations: Full list of Screen Actors Guild
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‘Beale Street,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Shine in Artisan Oscar Races

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‘Beale Street,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Shine in Artisan Oscar Races
As 2018 draws to a close and various critics groups and deliberating bodies measure the year in movie superlatives, a look below the line at the Academy’s crafts races reveals an art form invigorated by many of today’s most brilliant cinematic minds.

Perhaps the most fully realized visual effort is director Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to the Oscars-crashing “Moonlight”: an adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk.” For the task of translating 1970s Harlem to the screen, Jenkins tapped underappreciated production designer Mark Friedberg, who despite genius efforts on films like “Far From Heaven” and “Synecdoche, New York,” has never been nominated for an Oscar. “Moonlight” composer Nicholas Britell returned with intricate themes to bear, along with costume designer Caroline Eselin, who embraced a far juicier opportunity this time around. Cap it off with lush photography, once again courtesy of Dp James Laxton, and this is quite an attractive package.
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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Boogie Nights’

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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Far From Heaven,’ ‘Boogie Nights’
Julianne Moore celebrates her 58th birthday on December 3, 2018. The Oscar-winning actress has been a cinematic muse for the likes of Todd Haynes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman, Alfonso Cuaron, David Cronenberg and the Coen Brothers, to name but a few. But how many of her films are classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest roles, ranked worst to best.

Moore became a darling of independent cinema with appearances in such films as “Short Cuts” (1993), “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994), and “Safe” (1995). It didn’t take long for Oscar voters to notice her talents, and the Academy rewarded her with four nominations in quick succession: Best Actress for “The End of the Affair” (1999) and “Far From Heaven” (2002); Best Supporting Actress for “Boogie Nights” (1997) and “The Hours” (2002). Her two bids in 2002 put her in an elite group of performers to receive lead and supporting citations in the same year.
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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Julianne Moore movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Julianne Moore celebrates her 58th birthday on December 3, 2018. The Oscar-winning actress has been a cinematic muse for the likes of Todd Haynes, Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman, Alfonso Cuaron, David Cronenberg and the Coen Brothers, to name but a few. But how many of her films are classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest roles, ranked worst to best.

Moore became a darling of independent cinema with appearances in such films as “Short Cuts” (1993), “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994), and “Safe” (1995). It didn’t take long for Oscar voters to notice her talents, and the Academy rewarded her with four nominations in quick succession: Best Actress for “The End of the Affair” (1999) and “Far From Heaven” (2002); Best Supporting Actress for “Boogie Nights” (1997) and “The Hours” (2002). Her two bids in 2002 put her in an elite group of performers to receive lead and supporting citations in the same year.
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Which 10 performers got lead and supporting Oscar nominations in the same year?

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Which 10 performers got lead and supporting Oscar nominations in the same year?
Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell could join an elite group of performers who have received Oscars nominations in both acting categories in the same year. While Kidman may compete in lead for “Destroyer” and supporting for “Boy Erased,” Carell could contend as Best Actor for either “Beautiful Boy” or “Welcome to Marwen” and as Best Supporting Actor for “Vice.”

Who are the other actors and actresses pulling off this neat trick? Tour our photo gallery above to see all 10 people, with each person listed from most recent to furthest back. By the way, only two of this nominees went home on Oscar night without a trophy for either category.

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In the early years of the Oscars, there were no rules preventing performers for competing multiple times in the same category. As a result, the 1929/1930 ceremony found George Arliss (“Disraeli” and “The Green Goddess
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Kin Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 20th

An otherworldly vision comes home when Kin arrives on Digital November 6 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 20 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company.

An otherworldly vision comes home when Kin arrives on Digital November 6 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 20 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. From the producers of Arrival and TV’s “Stranger Things”, this riveting film follows a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother who find themselves on the run from a vengeful criminal, the feds, and a group of relentless soliders, with only a mysterious and powerful weapon at their side. An emotional sci-fi story about family, adulthood, mystery, and time, Kin stars Jack Reynor, Teen Choice Award nominee Zoë Kravitz,
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