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The Coen Brothers’ Movies Have Been Ranked Using Emoji, and It’s Brilliant

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The Coen Brothers’ Movies Have Been Ranked Using Emoji, and It’s Brilliant
Ranking the Coen Brothers’ movies is nothing new, but using emoji to do it is. Actor Paul Rust has done just that on Twitter, and it’s a testament to both the cinematic siblings’ singular body of work and Rust’s emoji-choosing abilities that it’s surprisingly easy to decipher his choices. When #1 is signified by a pregnant woman and a female cop, for instance, it’s clear he’s chosen “Fargo” as his top choice; a bowling ball and pins can only mean that “The Big Lebowski” has come in at #5.

Here are all of his choices:

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17. The Ladykillers

— Paul Rust (@paulrust) October 20, 2018

And here they are decoded (#9 wasn’t so easy to figure out):

Fargo” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” “Barton Fink” “No Country for Old Men” “The Big Lebowski” “Blood Simple” “Raising Arizona” “The Hudsucker Proxy” “Hail, Caesar!” “A Serious Man” “Burn After Reading
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The Evolution of Tilda Swinton, From ‘Orlando’ to ‘Suspiria’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Tilda Swinton, From ‘Orlando’ to ‘Suspiria’ (Photos)
Tilda Swinton is basically the David Bowie of film, a multi-faceted, eccentric chameleon who is equally comfortable in experimental, art house cinema, character driven indies and massive blockbusters. It helps that she’s a spitting image of Bowie too. In a 30+ year career between acting, performance art, theatre and more, it’s less that Swinton has gotten increasingly adventurous and more that now even mainstream audiences have come to accept her frequent innovations and daring transformations. She’s pulled her biggest gambit yet in Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria,” opening Oct. 26. Here’s how Swinton has evolved up till now.

Caravaggio (1986)

Tilda Swinton’s first film was the experimental drama “Caravaggio,” kicking off a long, working relationship with director Derek Jarman. It’s a fictionalized look at the life of Michelangelo and also is the film debut of actor Sean Bean.

Orlando (1992)

Swinton landed the lead role in Sally Potter’s Elizabethan-era drama “Orlando,
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Alfred Hitchcock's Best MacGuffins

Dan Norman Oct 10, 2018

Grab your passport and bring a sidekick. We're hunting for Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest MacGuffins

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Spoilers lie ahead for The Trouble With Harry, Psycho, North By Northwest, To Catch A Thief, The Lady Vanishes, and...Star Wars

The MacGuffin is one of those storytelling inventions that operates by a vague “I know it when I see it” rule. The man who popularized its use, Alfred Hitchcock, didn’t help matters. When asked to define the MacGuffin – as he frequently was – he would repeat the same nonsensical joke.

In Hitchcock’s interview with François Truffaut, Truffaut attempts to establish limits on the phrase (is it “the pretext for the plot”? is it ideally “forgotten” amongst the rush of the action?). Each time, Hitch replies with an answer that amounts to little more than "sort of."

Without any exact definitions being
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Campfire stories by Anne-Katrin Titze

Bill Heck, Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen with 56th New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Leave it to Joel and Ethan Coen to assemble a cast that includes Tim Blake Nelson, Zoe Kazan (who co-wrote Paul Dano's Wildlife a highlight of the festival), Tyne Daly, Tom Waits, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Bill Heck, and Brendan Gleeson for their latest feature The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs which is screening in the Main Slate of the 56th New York Film Festival.

Ethan Coen with Joel Coen: "We had an oxen wrangler, because we wanted the oxen to do something specific in a take." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Coen brothers worked again with longtime collaborators. This is the 16th time with composer Carter Burwell, who started out with Blood Simple, then Raising Arizona, Barton Fink, and The Hudsucker Proxy,
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Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’

Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’
In a filmmaking career that spans nearly four decades, Joel and Ethan Coen have made films that defy genre classification but always maintain their distinctive humor and realist point of view. From cult comedies like “Raising Arizona” (1987) and “The Big Lebowski” (1998) to Oscar winners “Fargo” (1996) and “No Country for Old Men” (2007), the Coen brothers have become one of the defining voices of contemporary American cinema. In “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together,” film critic Adam Nayman weaves biography, critical analysis, and interviews with Coen collaborators (including longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins) to present the definitive history of the Coen brothers oeuvre.

Published by Abrams Books in conjunction with the film magazine “Little White Lies,” “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together” will be released on September 11, 2018. IndieWire has obtained an exclusive excerpt about the making of “Burn After Reading” (2008), as well as key art from the book.
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Revisiting Hours: ‘Burn After Reading’ and How the Coens Predicted Our Current Mess

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. This week: Kevin Lincoln on Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2008 epic of idiocy Burn After Reading.

**”What did we learn, Palmer?”

“I don’t know, sir.”

“I don’t fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.”

“Yes sir.”

“I’m fucked if I know what we did.
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Oscars: Venice Plants Flag to Start Festival Season

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Oscars: Venice Plants Flag to Start Festival Season
With Damien Chazelle’s “First Man” set for an Aug. 29 opening-night bow at the Venice Film Festival, this year’s film awards season is ready for liftoff. The 75th annual Biennale will kick off months of festival premieres after studios and filmmakers spent the summer jockeying for position, zeroing in on the right strategy for launching their Oscar hopefuls.

Films such as “Gravity,” “Birdman,” “Spotlight” and “La La Land” began their journeys in Venice, as did last year’s best picture victor, “The Shape of Water.” This year, the Lido will again host an early look at much of the season’s landscape.

Chief among the world premieres might be Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga, the third remake of William A. Wellman’s 1937 classic. Curiously, though, the film will not be screening in competition. And Warner Bros. has opted out of a presence for the
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Final trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 blasts in

Stx Entertainment has released the final trailer for Peter Berg’s Mile 22 starring Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich.

Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day) from a screenplay by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter, the film stars Lauren Cohen John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey (Fast & Furious 7, Entourage) and Iko Uwais (The Raid franchise) alongside Wahlberg.

Also in trailers – New teaser trailer for The Darkest Minds arrives

The film has a Us release of August 17 and September 19 in the UK.

Mile 22 Official Synopsis

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.
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Its non-stop action in new trailer for Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22

The second trailer for Mile 22 has been released and it’s a non-stop action machine from start to finish.

Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day) from a screenplay by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter, the film stars Lauren Cohen John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey (Fast & Furious 7, Entourage) and Iko Uwais (The Raid franchise) alongside Wahlberg.

Also in trailers – Josh Brolin answers the call of nature in trailer for The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

The film is released on August 10th

Mile 22 Official Synopsis

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious
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Mark Wahlberg Comes Under Heavy Fire in Mile 22 Trailer

Mark Wahlberg Comes Under Heavy Fire in Mile 22 Trailer
The first trailer for Mile 22 has arrived. This movie continues the strong collaborations between director Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg. The pair have previously worked together on movies like Lone Survivor, Patriot's Day and Deepwater Horizon and apparently, they enjoy one another's company, as they're once again hitched to the same cinematic wagon. This time, it's in a gritty, action flick that certainly looks like one of Berg's movies, in that there is a lot of stuff blowing up and it feels like true Wahlberg, given all of the quips and one-liners.

This first trailer for Mile 22 is very much red band, so if you're at work, maybe put on some headphones. There is quite a bit of uncensored violence and language that would make Captain America blush in this footage. As we see in the video, Mark Wahlberg is part of a super secret team called Overwatch that does not exist,
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Mark Wahlberg is a government ghost in trailer for Mile 22

A new red band trailer has dropped for Mile 22 in which Mark Wahlberg reunites with his Patriots Day director Peter Berg.

Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Patriots Day) from a screenplay by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter, the film stars Lauren Cohen John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey (Fast & Furious 7, Entourage) and Iko Uwais (The Raid franchise) alongside Wahlberg.

Also in trailers – Rami Malek will rock you in first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody

The film is released on August 10th

Mile 22 Official Synopsis

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

The post Mark Wahlberg is a government ghost in trailer for Mile 22 appeared first on HeyUGuys.
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Actor Patrick Boll Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Actor Patrick Boll Arrested in Prostitution Sting
Actor Patrick Boll and five other men have been busted in a Florida prostitution sting. Boll, a 53-year-old Broadway actor whose film and television credits include Burn After Reading, Gossip Girl, How to Be Single, Law & Order and Quantico, was arrested in a hotel room and later charged with one count of soliciting for prostitution. Per the police report viewed by E! News, he gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex." A resident of Weehawken, N.J., Boll was booked in Collier County Feb. 9. Bond was set at $2,000. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70, including Richard Cecil, a former pastor of The Father's House. One of the other men, Judge Jay...
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Actor Patrick Boll Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute in Undercover Sting

  • TMZ
Actor Patrick Boll was busted along with 5 others in a Florida prostitution sting. The actor, whose credits include "Gossip Girl," "How to be Single," and "Burn After Reading," was arrested in a Naples hotel. The men arrested range in age from 29 to 70. Boll allegedly gave the officer posing as a prostitute $150 in cash "and negotiated to have straight sex from Det. F.S.S." He was booked for soliciting prostitution and has already bailed out.
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'Suburbicon' Review: George Clooney's Satire Goes From Righteous to Toothless

'Suburbicon' Review: George Clooney's Satire Goes From Righteous to Toothless
This scattershot satire of the dark underbelly of 1950s suburbia feels like a movie the Coen brothers forgot to make. It is their script, which means the laughs still have bite. And the director is George Clooney, who's previously worked as an actor with the Coens, sometimes smashingly (O Brother Where Are Thou, Burn After Reading), sometimes not (Intolerable Cruelty). But the star, staying behind the camera here, lacks the instinct to go for the jugular the way the material demands. Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov updated the
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George Clooney George Clooney Recipient Of 46th AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that actor, director, writer and producer George Clooney will be the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Clooney at a Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA. The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for its sixth year with Turner Broadcasting to air on TNT, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Audi and Vizio return as Official Sponsors of the event.

George Clooney is America’s leading man,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees. “Director, producer, writer and actor — a modern-day screen icon who combines the glamour of a time gone by with a ferocious passion for ensuring art’s impact echoes beyond the screen. AFI is proud to present him
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Composer Carter Burwell’s Goodbye Christopher Robin Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD Drops on October 27

Sony Classical announces the release of Goodbye Christopher Robin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell.

The soundtrack will be released digitally on October 13 and on CD on October 27, 2017. The film will be released in the Us on October 13, 2017.

Pre-order here.

Goodbye Christopher Robin is directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman in Gold) and will be released in Us theaters by Fox Searchlight Pictures on October 13, 2017.

Carter Burwell said about the score:

“One of the riskier decisions Simon Curtis and I made with the score was to withhold the main theme until the middle of the film, when A. A. Milne begins to write and his friend Ernest Shepard begins to illustrate “Winnie The Pooh”. We did this to make that moment especially noteworthy, to make it the turning point of the story. Before that point, the music plays
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Carves a Deliciously Cruel and Acerbically Funny Comedy

Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich laced with too many prescription drugs, Suburbicon might look, sound, and perhaps even taste a little like a Joel and Ethan Coen picture because, in a sense, it is. The Minnesota brothers penned the script for this deliciously cruel and acerbically funny 1960s suburban nightmare years ago — something of a surprise given the story’s fixation on building walls and having other people pay for them — before being picked up and brought to life, in all its glory, by George Clooney.

In a turn of events worth noting, the film’s publicity (surely amongst the year’s most misleading) hinted that Suburbicon would be something derivative of those brothers’ more slapstick-leaning ensemble outings (Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar!, etc.) but — much to the director’s credit, it must be said — it is, in both content and tone, a far more somber beast.

Based in the titular,
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‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney’s Mostly Entertaining Satire Offers Two Unequal Stories of Societal Woe

‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney’s Mostly Entertaining Satire Offers Two Unequal Stories of Societal Woe
Like a pub-rock cover band, “Suburbicon” can be bluntly effective when playing the old hits. Sure, it’s not the real deal, but if you get into the music, overlook a couple bum notes, and let the pints do their work, you can reasonably groove along. And that’s most certainly the case with George Clooney’s latest outing behind the camera, which finds the prominent actor/director/international megastar in full-on chameleon mode, aping the Coens, Hitchcock, and Billy Wilder to modestly satisfying effect.

The film gets a bit shakier when it lets its own voice crack through.

Clooney and writing partner Grant Heslov took a long-shelved Coen Brothers’ script and grafted it onto another project , the story of racial harassment in the ’50s model suburb of Levittown. The seams certainly show, as “Suburbicon” is basically two concurrent stories interwoven by the fact that both take place on the same block.
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New Suburbicon Trailer: Matt Damon Sinks Into George Clooney's Dark Suburbia

New Suburbicon Trailer: Matt Damon Sinks Into George Clooney's Dark Suburbia
After the first Suburbicon trailer debuted last month, showcasing a blood-soaked Matt Damon, fans don't have to wait long for even more footage. An international trailer has surfaced today that shows how Gardner Lodge's life in a quiet and peaceful suburb is starting to slip away after a harrowing home invasion results in the death of his wife. As we can see here, all of Gardner's colleagues and friends extend practically identical sympathetic gestures towards him in this time of grieving.

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns. The perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.
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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!

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Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Our 20 most anticipated movies at #TIFF17 so far!Adriana Floridia8/15/2017 1:45:00 Pm

Movie lovers from all around the world look forward to the Toronto International Film Festival each and every year. One of the largest film festivals in the world, Canada’s own Tiff is always guaranteed to satisfy every type of movie fan—with big Hollywood titles to smaller indie films, international cinema, horror and genre films.

Today Tiff announced a plethora of additional titles to their already stacked line-up. Every week, Tiff has been adding new films to their 2017 slate, and we're becoming overwhelmed with the amount of films that we want to see at the festival this year. In addition to the ten films we previously highlighted, we've added ten more titles to our list to give you an ultimate guide regarding twenty of the hottest movies you'll want to either see,
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