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Broadway Background Of Wisconsin GOP Candidate’s Wife Becomes Political Talking Point

Broadway Background Of Wisconsin GOP Candidate’s Wife Becomes Political Talking Point
The Broadway performances of a U.S. congressman’s wife has become an unlikely talking point in Wisconsin politics.

In her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher by highlighting his background of “wealth and privilege,” Democratic State Rep. Amanda Stuck repeatedly mentions Gallagher’s marriage to a “Broadway star” in a video to the local PBS station.

Stuck doesn’t mention Anne Gallagher by name, perhaps because “Broadway star” is, well, a stretch.

“I don’t come from wealth and privilege like Mike Gallagher does,” Stuck says in the video. “I didn’t marry a Broadway star like Mike Gallagher did. I married a sheet metal journeyman.”

Stuck continues, “For most of us, Broadway is a street in Green Bay. It isn’t a place in Manhattan, like Mike Gallagher knows.”

The approach has made headlines in Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District and even drew a reproach from Actors’ Equity.
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Sandy Powell ❤️ plaid

Sandy Powell ❤️ plaid
Powell on the set of "The Irishman"by Cláudio Alves

Some auteurists would have you believe that only directors among filmmakers have a distinctive style, a visual language transversal to all their projects. People like Sandy Powell, one of AMPAS' favorite costume designers, defy this logic. Her films share an aesthetic ethos and her taste is ever-present. Notice, for instance, how Powell has a penchant for saturated contrasting colors and bold patterns, often filling the frame with a cacophony of clashing prints. Her approach is so characteristic, in part, because busy textiles aren't something that normally works on camera.

Too much visual information can often distract the audience, dispersing the focus instead of guiding the eye with careful purpose. Powell, however, is capable of making it all work and her films are always bursting at the seams with complicated motifs, be it moiré silks or paisley wools, sequined brocades or floral cotton.
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Dirty Grandpa & 9 Of Robert De Niro's Other Funniest Roles

Dirty Grandpa & 9 Of Robert De Niro's Other Funniest Roles
While Robert De Niro is best known for some of his more serious, dramatic roles such as his performances in The Godfather Part II, The Irishman, or Taxi Driver, that doesn't mean he only ever takes on those types of roles. The legendary actor has become fairly well-known for happily taking on a wide variety of roles, and that includes dipping his toes into the world of comedy.

Related: Robert De Niro: His 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Films According To IMDb

De Niro has actually been involved in quite a few comedic roles during his Hollywood career, and his performances have certainly ranged a lot in terms of quality. While he always puts in 110% into everything he does, not every character he has taken on has quite clicked. Yet on the other side, he has also been involved in some hilariously brilliant projects too.
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‘Mank’s Limited Theatrical Release Coming Nearly A Month Before December Netflix Debut

‘Mank’s Limited Theatrical  Release Coming Nearly A Month Before December Netflix Debut
Much has been said already about Netflix‘s theatrical releases. Some feel like events you know about, others under-the-radar things will little-publicized dates (the recent “The Trial Of The Chicago 7“). Obviously, the ongoing pandemic affecting theatrical release plans is an issue, but this year, the streaming giant is seemingly going in a little harder with the release of their next awards player.

Continue reading ‘Mank’s Limited Theatrical Release Coming Nearly A Month Before December Netflix Debut at The Playlist.
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‘Minari’ wins Audience Award at Middleburg Film Festival: Could Best Picture Oscar be next?

‘Minari’ wins Audience Award at Middleburg Film Festival: Could Best Picture Oscar be next?
Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical drama “Minari” has won this year’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Middleburg Film Festival. It’s the latest honor for the indie drama, which is one to keep an eye on this awards season since it previously claimed both the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and the Audience Award (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. This latest honor shows that the film is gaining serious momentum towards becoming a Oscar contender.

See‘Minari’ trailer: Sundance winner stars Oscar contender Steven Yeun a Korean-American family man in Arkansas [Watch]

The festival, which conducted mainly online screenings with a few held outdoors or in drive-in settings, is based in suburban Washington, D.C., and all the past recipients of this honor have gone on to be big factors in the Oscar race. Five of the past seven Middleburg winners scored Best Picture
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Netflix Adds Four New 2020 Releases to the List of Its 10 Biggest Film Openings of All Time

Netflix Adds Four New 2020 Releases to the List of Its 10 Biggest Film Openings of All Time
Netflix has added four new 2020 releases to its list of the 10 biggest Netflix original film openings of all time. The streaming giant unveiled its top 10 list in July 2020, with four 2020 releases featured at the time. Now just three months later, over 50 percent of the top 10 list is 2020 releases as “The Old Guard,” “Enola Holmes,” “The Kissing Booth 2,” and “Project Power” all raked in enough viewers over their first four weeks to chart in the top 10.

According to Netflix, the Charlize Theron-starring comic book adaptation “The Old Guard” ranks as the biggest original film opening of the last three months with 78 million viewers over its first four weeks. Millie Bobbie Brown’s detective adventure “Enola Holmes” and the Jamie Foxx-Joseph Gordon Levitt action film “Project Power” follow with 76 million and 75 million viewers, respectively. Joey King’s “Kissing Booth” sequel netted 66 million viewers over its first four weeks. These 2020 releases knocked “Triple Frontier,
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Enola Holmes Is Officially One Of Netflix’s Biggest Movies Ever

Enola Holmes Is Officially One Of Netflix’s Biggest Movies Ever
Netflix may have jumped the gun when they finally unveiled their Top 10 most-watched original movies back in July, because the list is already looking completely different after the streaming service released a series of major titles throughout the summer, many of which have now proven to be among the most popular in-house projects ever.

The rankings are even more subject to change in the near future with Adam Sandler inevitably dominating once again with his latest comedy Hubie Halloween, while Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 is currently the most-watched title in the library around the world. Of course, it also shouldn’t come as a surprise to discover that Enola Holmes is more than living up to the hype as well.

The acclaimed literary adaptation was breaking records for weeks after it was unleashed last month, rocketing to the number one position in 78 countries across the
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Yes No Maybe So: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Yes No Maybe So: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
by Nathaniel R

Chadwick heading for a posthumous Oscar nod?

How about them songs I give you?

Netflix is trying the shotgun approach this year by releasing one buzzy potential Oscar contender after another. Perhaps they felt emboldened by landing two of the nine Best Picture nods last year and coming close to a third with The Two Popes.  Of course no studio ever has only hits but they've already released Da 5 Bloods, i'm Thinking of Ending Things, The Boys in the Band, and Da 5 Bloods and still to come are The Prom, The Life Ahead, Pieces of a Woman, The Midnight Sky, Hillbilly Elegy, and tonight's topic: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom so they'll probably do well this year with an overall nomination tally. How many actual Best Picture contenders is a more difficult question.

About Ma Rainey...
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‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic ‘Maestro’

‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Biopic ‘Maestro’
“Succession” star Jeremy Strong is in talks to join the cast of the Leonard Bernstein biopic “Maestro,” which will star and be directed by Bradley Cooper, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Strong would play biographer John Gruen, a critic for The New York Herald Tribune and New York magazine, who wrote the authorized biography “The Private World of Leonard Bernstein.”

Maestro” was originally set at Paramount, but Netflix will now take over with Martin Scorsese and Todd Phillips set as producers. Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment are still attached. Cooper will also produce via his Joint Effort banner as well as Kristie Macosko Krieger, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Fred Berner and Amy Durning.

Cooper also co-wrote the film and is set to star in the film, the follow-up to his directorial debut “A Star Is Born.” “Spotlight” screenwriter Josh Singer co-wrote the script with Cooper.

Production is
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Martin Scorsese: 32 Facts on the Powerful Auteur of Cinema Synonymous with Hollywood

Martin Scorsese: 32 Facts on the Powerful Auteur of Cinema Synonymous with Hollywood
Video Version of this Article Photo/Video: Martin Scorsese/Hollywood Insider YouTube Channel Martin Scorsese is one of America’s favorite directors. He is an icon in Hollywood and one of the most beloved directors of all time. His career spans almost 50 years and in that time, he has directed some all-time American classics. He’s known for making violent and graphic movies that depict American life. Some of his classics include Goodfellas, Mean Streets, and The Irishman. Related article: Fact-checked Series: Leonardo DiCaprio and 32 Facts on the Legendary Star Related article: Fact-checked Series: 32 Facts on Hollywood Legend Quentin Tarantino #1 He grew up in Manhattan Scorsese grew up in Little Italy. He said living there was like living in a “little piece of Sicily.” His time there was inspiration for his first theatrical release, Who’s That Knocking at My Door which is set in Little Italy. He was always interested
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Emilia Clarke and Angela Bassett Talk Diversity and Representation at Tribeca’s Through the Lens Luncheon

Emilia Clarke and Angela Bassett Talk Diversity and Representation at Tribeca’s Through the Lens Luncheon
Diverse storytelling and representation are the core focus for Angela Bassett and Emilia Clarke, who are serving as jurors and mentors during this year’s sixth annual Tribeca Through the Lens filmmaking program.

“The biggest reason I wanted to be a producer was that I had spent a huge amount of time in several very big machines where I got to have a very fulfilling role but I felt left out of a bunch of rooms, and as a creative human I wanted to be in them,” Clarke told Variety ahead of Tuesday’s virtual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program luncheon. Actors, directors, writers, producers, casting directors, executives and costume designers all came together to support their filmmaking community and the emerging filmmakers selected for the program.

The actress-producer, one of the mentors who will sit on the three-day program and has set up her own production house,
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Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth join ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’

Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth join ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’
Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have all signed up to star in George Miller’s ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’.

Based on Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa character from 2015’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Taylor-Joy will play the title role, a younger version of Furiosa. Hemsworth and Abdul-Mateen’s characters, along with the story details are currently being kept top secret.

Miller will direct, co-write and produce the prequel along with his longtime producing partner Doug Mitchell. The film will be produced by Miller’s own Australian-based Kennedy Miller Mitchell banner, together with ‘Fury Road’ partner Warner Bros. Pictures.

Back in May, confirmation came from a New York Times interview with Miller who stated that they are on the look-out for an actress in her 20s to take on the role of a younger Furiosa, laying to rest any idea that Theron may go through the de-ageing process for the new movie.
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28 weeks later: Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly shares lessons from the pandemic

28 weeks later: Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly shares lessons from the pandemic
Parasite’.

Over six months after local cinemas were first forced to close due to the arrival of Covid-19 in Australia, exhibition is still in the throes of a protracted crisis – but perhaps not in the ways that some might have anticipated, writes Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly.

Every year my colleagues and I run an industry event to celebrate the Academy Awards. Only 24 hours before the big day, eventual 2020 ceremony Best Picture winner Parasite had become Cinema Nova’s top-grossing film of all time. Having professionally invested over eight months into the South Korean psychodrama, watching a foreign language flick triumph over Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman – a passion project for the director that streaming service Netflix had sunk untold millions into both producing and crafting a no-holds-barred awards season campaign – felt like a watershed moment. High on champagne I called my mother in tears of joy to predict, “this
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28 weeks later: Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly shares lessons from the pandemic

28 weeks later: Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly shares lessons from the pandemic
Parasite’.

Over six months after local cinemas were first forced to close due to the arrival of Covid-19 in Australia, exhibition is still in the throes of a protracted crisis – but perhaps not in the ways that some might have anticipated, writes Cinema Nova CEO Kristian Connelly.

Every year my colleagues and I run an industry event to celebrate the Academy Awards. Only 24 hours before the big day, eventual 2020 ceremony Best Picture winner Parasite had become Cinema Nova’s top-grossing film of all time. Having professionally invested over eight months into the South Korean psychodrama, watching a foreign language flick triumph over Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman – a passion project for the director that streaming service Netflix had sunk untold millions into both producing and crafting a no-holds-barred awards season campaign – felt like a watershed moment. High on champagne I called my mother in tears of joy to predict, “this
See full article at IF.com.au »

Anya Taylor-Joy Taking Over Charlize Theron’s Iconic Role for ‘Mad Max’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’

Anya Taylor-Joy Taking Over Charlize Theron’s Iconic Role for ‘Mad Max’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’
The search for the next Furiosa is over, as Anya Taylor-Joy has landed the title role in George Miller’s “Furiosa,” a prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” that tells the origin story of the iconic character. The actress takes over the character from Charlize Theron. Miller is returning as writer and director of “Furiosa,” which has also tapped Marvel favorite Chris Hemsworth and recent Emmy winner and “Watchmen” actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to star in undisclosed roles.

Miller revealed earlier this year he would not rely on the de-aging technology Martin Scorsese used in “The Irishman” in order to cast Theron and have her appear as the younger iteration of Furiosa. The filmmaker said the technology was still not there yet to successfully pull off having Theron reprise the character, thus Taylor-Joy is the new Furiosa. Miller met with Taylor-Joy in May 2020. Other rumored contenders for the role included
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Endemol Shine Boomdog Teams Up with Ecuador’s Touche Films- Enchufe.tv (Exclusive)

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Endemol Shine Boomdog Teams Up with Ecuador’s Touche Films- Enchufe.tv (Exclusive)
Comedy sells. With that adage in mind, Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has teamed up with Ecuador-based Touché Films, the driving force behind the hugely popular Latin American YouTube channel, enchufe.tv.

Enchufe.tv has amassed close to 24 million subscribers across the Americas since it launched its first video in 2011.

Renowned for its youth-targeted parodies of films and TV series, its most successful sketch, a parody of the Japanese manga series “Captain Tsubasa” titled “Super Campeones” (Super Champions), has snagged more than 100 million views. Given the region’s predominantly young population, these sketch comedies have skyrocketed in popularity.

Endemol Shine Boomdog and Touché Films are developing a number of projects that they plan to jointly launch in the TV/streaming marketplace later this year, including high school sketch comedy, “Prepa 1-2-3.”

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the team at Touché Films,
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Rob Riggle Doesn't Think Robert De Niro Gets Enough Credit for His Comedy Chops

Rob Riggle Doesn't Think Robert De Niro Gets Enough Credit for His Comedy Chops
The evolution, or rather de-evolution of Robert De Niro's acting career has been the subject of countless internet think pieces. After working with Martin Scorsese on some of the greatest dramas ever made, De Niro has chosen to devote the latter half of his career to one comedy after another. But despite his film choices, the actor's skills have never been in question, and his The War with Grandpa co-star Rob Riggles recently told explained that De Niro's comic stylings do not get enough credit.

"The good thing is that they're all professionals. De Niro doesn't get enough credit for his comedy chops. He knows what's funny and he knows why it's funny, so he knows how to play that. He's not afraid to look foolish. Comedy, you gotta be willing to look foolish. If you're not willing to look foolish, that's a hard sell. That's why they say comedy's hard.
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Movie Theaters Need Windows Tweaks To Entice Studio Product, Wall Street Analyst Says; Stocks Fall Amid Estimate Cuts

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Movie Theaters Need Windows Tweaks To Entice Studio Product, Wall Street Analyst Says; Stocks Fall Amid Estimate Cuts
Movie theater stocks slid further on Friday as Wall Street analysts lowered their outlook due to Covid-19 and AMC’s CEO called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to open theaters in New York.

Shares in AMC, Cinemark, National CineMedia and Reading International all slid between 1% and 3% on a day when stocks overall posted modest gains. Imax Corp. was unchanged and Marcus Corp. rose a fraction. The major roadblock for theaters is continued closures in New York in LA, with no end in sight. More bad news came Friday when Canadian authorities said Toronto, a major North American market, is closing its theaters due to an uptick in coronavirus infections.

The gloomy fall outlook prompted two veteran exhibition analysts to trim their financial estimates and price targets for several companies, though they did not lower their ratings. Eric Handler of Mkm Partners still rates Cinemark a “buy” but shaved $3 off
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How Big Is the Netflix Oscar Slate? Weighing Prospects for ‘Mank,’ ‘The Prom,’ and More

How Big Is the Netflix Oscar Slate? Weighing Prospects for ‘Mank,’ ‘The Prom,’ and More
As theaters struggle and studios push release dates, Netflix is unruffled: The streamer never has been in the exhibition business beyond whatever’s necessary to promote and brand their films. But when it comes to awards campaigning, the brief theatrical run is a Netflix tradition.

The Netflix Oscar paradigm launched in 2018, the year “Roma” made its run for the 2019 Best Picture, collecting three statues for Alfonso Cuarón (losing the big prize to “Green Book”), and continued last year with 24 nominations, including 10 for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” (it whiffed on Oscar night), and six for Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” (Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern) along with Best Documentary winner “American Factory.” Awards aside, the end goal is to convince filmmakers to bring their projects to Netflix.

Already playing on the site (as well as the Academy screening portal) are Spike Lee’s Best Picture contender “Da 5 Bloods,
See full article at Indiewire »

How Big Is the Netflix Oscar Slate? Weighing Prospects for ‘Mank,’ ‘The Prom,’ and More

How Big Is the Netflix Oscar Slate? Weighing Prospects for ‘Mank,’ ‘The Prom,’ and More
As theaters struggle and studios push release dates, Netflix is unruffled: The streamer never has been in the exhibition business beyond whatever’s necessary to promote and brand their films. But when it comes to awards campaigning, the brief theatrical run is a Netflix tradition.

The Netflix Oscar paradigm launched in 2018, the year “Roma” made its run for the 2019 Best Picture, collecting three statues for Alfonso Cuarón (losing the big prize to “Green Book”), and continued last year with 24 nominations, including 10 for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” (it whiffed on Oscar night), and six for Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” (Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern) along with Best Documentary winner “American Factory.” Awards aside, the end goal is to convince filmmakers to bring their projects to Netflix.

Already playing on the site (as well as the Academy screening portal) are Spike Lee’s Best Picture contender “Da 5 Bloods,
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »
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