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Life Itself movie review: This is ridiculoUS

This Is Us is such a heartwarming, touching family saga, it’s confounding that the creator cannot bring the same qualities to feature film. Crazy Stupid Love was good and he delivered generic studio fare like The Guilt Trip and Last Vegas, but Danny Collins and Life Itself lack understanding of drama and human beings at all. Life Itself relies on dramatic events that feel blatantly contrived and unnatural. It’s shocking because This Is Us reveals stories like this all the time and feels organic. The story of Randall being left at the fire station or William’s letters with Rebecca are […]

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Alec Baldwin Replaced by Brett Cullen as Batman’s Father in ‘Joker’

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Alec Baldwin Replaced by Brett Cullen as Batman’s Father in ‘Joker’
Brett Cullen has joined the cast of Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” replacing Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne — aka Bruce Wayne’s father.

Baldwin was on board to play the role in the origin movie, but had to drop out at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, and Frances Conroy round out the cast.

“I’m no longer doing that movie,” Baldwin told USA Today in late August. “I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part.”

Phillips is co-writing and directing the highly anticipated Warner Bros. movie, which is set to bow on Oct. 4, 2019. He revealed a first look at Phoenix, before he becomes the infamous Batman villain, on Sunday. He captioned the image with just “Arthur.”

In the comics, Thomas Wayne is a philanthropist in Gotham City. When he and his wife are murdered,
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You Definitely Recognize This Atypical Actress From Tons of Shows

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We've been fans of Atypical since it aired its first season that focused on the dating life of 18-year-old autistic teenager Sam Gardner. It's one of our favorite teen dramas, and we're so glad it was renewed. The show just debuted its second season on Netflix, and the plot lines continue to push envelopes and tug at heartstrings.

The stellar cast is nothing short of impressive, with Keir Gilchrist starring as Sam, '80s icon Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times of Ridgemont High) starring as Sam's mother, and Michael Rapaport (Friends) playing Sam's father. But while we were marathon-watching the latest season, we couldn't help but notice a familiar face playing new character Ms. Whitaker. Casey Wilson has been in the film and television game for years now, so even if you couldn't place her face, you've likely been a fan of her work for quite some time.

Wilson grew up in Virginia,
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You Definitely Recognize This Atypical Actress From Tons of Shows

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We've been fans of Atypical since it aired its first season that focused on the dating life of 18-year-old autistic teenager Sam Gardner. It's one of our favorite teen dramas, and we're so glad it was renewed. The show just debuted its second season on Netflix, and the plot lines continue to push envelopes and tug at heartstrings.

The stellar cast is nothing short of impressive, with Keir Gilchrist starring as Sam, '80s icon Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times of Ridgemont High) starring as Sam's mother, and Michael Rapaport (Friends) playing Sam's father. But while we were marathon-watching the latest season, we couldn't help but notice a familiar face playing new character Ms. Whitaker. Casey Wilson has been in the film and television game for years now, so even if you couldn't place her face, you've likely been a fan of her work for quite some time.

Wilson grew up in Virginia,
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Netflix Buys Jennifer Aniston Comedy ‘Dumplin”

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Netflix Buys Jennifer Aniston Comedy ‘Dumplin”
Netflix has bought Jennifer Aniston’s comedy “Dumplin,'” and plans to release the film on the streaming platform later this year in the U.S. and select international territories.

“Dumplin'” will also be released in select U.S. theaters. Danielle Macdonald stars alongside Odeya Rush, Dove Cameron, Harold Perrineau, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Ginger Minj.

Anne Fletcher directed from a script by Kristin Hahn, based on Julie Murphy’s novel. Dolly Parton has recorded new versions of her songs with collaborators such as Sia and Miranda Lambert, in addition to six new original songs co-written by Parton and Linda Perry. Michael Costigan, Mohamed AlRafi, Hahn, and Trish Hofmann produced. Aniston and Danny Nozell executive produced.

The story centers on a confident teen girl — named Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom (Aniston) — taking a job at the local fast-food joint. She meets a former jock whom she likes and he seems to like her back,
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The Handmaid's Tale Isn't Even Yvonne Strahovski's Most Famous TV Role

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Finally, we're back in Gilead with all of our favorite characters . . . as well as the ones we just love to hate. Serena Joy Waterford, wife of Fred, definitely falls into the latter category. The beautiful ice queen that we came to loathe in season one is responsible for some of the toughest, most heart-wrenching moments on The Handmaid's Tale so far. But who is behind this complex and nuanced character?

Originally from Sydney, actor Yvonne Strahovski is as terrifying as she is infuriating as Serena Joy, but that's just the latest in her string of roles on American TV shows. In fact, she's had a long and successful career in TV and movies.

After getting her start on the Australian drama Headland, Strahovski came over to the States to star in the NBC comedy Chuck, which is still one of her most lauded roles. The year that Chuck ended its run,
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Seth Rogen’s ‘Hilarity for Charity’ Netflix Special Is an All-Star Metajoke Avalanche That’s Sweet and Messy

Seth Rogen’s ‘Hilarity for Charity’ Netflix Special Is an All-Star Metajoke Avalanche That’s Sweet and Messy
Seth Rogen‘s “Hilarity for Charity” annual fundraising event has been going on since 2012, but the most recent installment, recorded live in front of an audience last month in Los Angeles is its most high profile yet. Filmed over the course of one night and released this week on Netflix, it’s a variety show with some of the biggest names in the comedy world. With a deceptive amount of ambition and a strong, varied lineup, it’s a strange, sweet jumble of comedy that’s unabashedly a perfect fit for the algorithm.

The time may already have come when it’s impossible for anything comedy-related on Netflix to not take a swipe at someone in the Netflix family. After years of expansion and acquisition and with a renewed effort to draw new creators under his umbrella, it seems like at this point Netflix will always be in a position
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Derren Brown's 11 best TV stunts

Craig Elvy Sep 27, 2017

The crazy world of Derren Brown is not without controversy and debate. Here we revisit 11 of the illusionist's most gripping TV stunts...

Being friends with Derren Brown must be simultaneously fascinating and utterly terrifying. A vastly intelligent natural performer with charisma and charm to spare, Derren has been confounding audiences with his brand of “magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship” for something approaching two decades and has successfully pulled-off a remarkable evolution from skilled street magician to performer of increasingly ambitious television events.

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Over time, Derren’s material has become as much about helping and inspiring people as it is shocking them,
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Barbra Streisand Started Directing Because She “Couldn’t Be Heard”

Barbra Streisand in “The Guilt Trip”: Paramount Pictures

Barbra Streisand didn’t mince words when Robert Rodriguez interviewed her at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend —of course, we wouldn’t have it any other way. The famously outspoken megastar had some choice words about how women directors are treated in Hollywood and how little things have changed since she made her own directorial debut with 1983’s “Yentl,” a story about a woman (Streisand) posing as a man in order to study the Torah.

According to Variety, Streisand spoke candidly about her lack of directing Oscar nods for “Yentl” and 1991’s “Prince of Tides.” She believes sexism from both men and women stopped her from receiving recognition from the Academy. “There were a lot of older people. They don’t want to see a woman director,” she told Rodriguez. “I don’t know how many women wanted to see a woman director.”

Streisand’s lack of directing nominations does seem like a blatant snub, as both “Yentl” and the romance “Prince of Tides” racked up a bunch of other nods. “Prince of Tides” in particular was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, which often go hand-in-hand with a directing nod.

As Streisand revealed, her work on Sydney Pollack’s 1973 romantic drama “The Way We Were” was the catalyst for her directing career. She disagreed with Pollack’s vision and was “horrified” when he cut “scenes that [Streisand] felt illustrated why her on-screen relationship with Robert Redford’s character ultimately disintegrated,” Variety details. Her lack of creative control is what drove her to helm her own movies.

“I directed because I couldn’t be heard,” Streisand emphasized.

While she wouldn’t be credited as a director until 1983, Streisand first demonstrated her artistic vision on the 1976 drama “A Star Is Born.” The film, which sees Streisand as a rising music star in a doomed relationship with past-his-prime rock star Kris Kristofferson, was directed by Frank Pierson. But Streisand told Rodriguez that she had the final cut. “That was tough because I was blackmailed into hiring [Pierson],” she said, per Deadline. “I hired him to write and he said he wouldn’t do it unless he directed. I had final cut rights. I told him he could have all the credit, but that he had to allow my vision to be there. He would agree, but then I’d show up and the cameras would be in [the wrong places].”

The “Funny Girl” star also brushed off Rodriguez’s suggestion that her work as a director “shattered a glass ceiling for other female filmmakers,” Variety notes. Acknowledging how few opportunities female directors receive in Hollywood, Streisand responded, “Not enough women are directing now.” In other words, the glass ceiling might have a crack or two, but it’s still very much intact.

Among Streisand’s other directing credits are the 1996 feature “The Mirror Has Two Faces” and three documentaries of her concert performances. She is also set to direct an untitled film about the affair between photographer Margaret Bourke-White and author Erskine Caldwell. She has received two Oscars: one for her performance in “Funny Girl” and another for Best Original Song for “A Star Is Born.”

Fittingly, Streisand was the person who presented Kathryn Bigelow the Oscar for Best Director in 2010 for “The Hurt Locker.” After opening the envelope with the winner’s name, Streisand said, “Well, the time has come,” in reference to the fact that a woman had never received the award before. To date, Bigelow remains the only woman to have won the Academy Award for Best Director.

Streisand was last seen in Anne Fletcher’s 2012 mother-son comedy “The Guilt Trip.”

Barbra Streisand Started Directing Because She “Couldn’t Be Heard” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Jennifer Aniston and Anne Fletcher Team Up for Teen Comedy

Jennifer Aniston in “We’re the Millers”

Jennifer Aniston played a Prom Queen and Homecoming Queen in “Friends,” and now she’ll take on the role of a former beauty queen. Variety reports that the expert tiara-wearer has joined the cast of “Dumplin,’” an indie teen comedy directed by Anne Fletcher (“27 Dresses”).

Based on Julie Murphy’s 2015 book of the same name, the Texas-set story follows “a confident teen girl — named Dumplin’ by her former beauty queen mom (Aniston) — taking a job at the local fast-food joint,” the source summarizes. “She meets a former jock whom she likes and he seems to like her back, but when she begins to doubt herself, she sets out to take back her confidence by entering a beauty pageant and gaining respect for her mother.” No word on who will play Dumplin’.

Kristin Hahn, who penned Catherine Hardwicke’s next movie, “Stargirl,” adapted the script and is producing along with Michael Costigan (“Stoker,” “Ghost in the Shell”) of Cota Films.

“Dumplin’” marks Fletcher’s first foray into the teen genre. She most recently helmed “Hot Pursuit,” an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. “The Guilt Trip,” “The Proposal,” and “Step Up” are among her other credits.

Aniston’s recent films include “Mother’s Day,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” and “Cake,” the latter of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

“The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty,” Aniston wrote in a candid essay published by The Huffington Post last summer. On that note, we’re betting “Dumplin’” won’t depict an idealized version of beauty pageants.

Jennifer Aniston and Anne Fletcher Team Up for Teen Comedy was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself'

Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself'
NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama.

Film Nation and Temple Hill announced that Bening has joined Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Alex Monner on the drama.

This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs from his screenplay and production has begun in New York City ahead of an anticipated move to Spain in May.

Life, Itself is a multi-generational love story that weaves together characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back.

FilmNation is fully financing and produces and handles international sales while Wme Global represents Us rights.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing with FilmNation, and Fogelman.

Fogelman created two TV shows this season: Pitch, made in cooperation with Major League Baseball for Fox, and the break-out NBC series This Is Us.

His directorial
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Boo! A Madea Halloween Beats Jack Reacher 2 at the Weekend Box Office

Boo! A Madea Halloween Beats Jack Reacher 2 at the Weekend Box Office
The third weekend in October is starting to become the new home for the most crowded frame of the year. Last year, four new movies opened in wide release (The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms, although none could beat The Martian, and two (Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms) didn't even crack the top 10. This year, four more new movies opened in wide release, Lionsgate's new Madea movie Boo! A Madea Halloween, Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil and 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses. While all four new releases did crack the top 10, Boo! A Madea Halloween took the top spot with $27.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that, despite opening in the fewest theaters among new releases this weekend (2,260), it easily had the best per-screen average with $12,212. However, this
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Can Jack Reacher 2 Take Out The Accountant at the Box Office?

Can Jack Reacher 2 Take Out The Accountant at the Box Office?
This weekend is shaping up to be the busiest of the year so far at the box office, with four new movies hitting theaters in wide release. At one point, it was even supposed to be five new movies arriving wide, until Focus Features pushed its highly-anticipated A Monster Calls to an awards season friendly date of December 23. Last weekend's winner The Accountant will now square off against Paramount's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Universal's Ouija: Origin of Evil, 20th Century Fox's Keeping Up With the Joneses and Lionsgate's Boo! A Madea Halloween. We're predicting that the action-packed sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will come out on top with $20.2 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will debut in approximately 3,500 theaters, the highest roll-out of any other new release, with Ouija: Origins of Evil arriving in 3,100 theaters, Keeping Up With the Joneses debuting in 3,000 theaters and Boo!
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Seth Rogen responds to Katherine Heigl's 'Knocked Up' apology

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Seth Rogen responds to Katherine Heigl's 'Knocked Up' apology
Howard Stern Show regular Seth Rogen was on the show this morning to promote his forthcoming R-rated animated raunch-fest Sausage Party, and reliably dropped a few choice anecdotes in the process, with trademark guffaw in tow. Here are five big highlights from the conversation. 1. He was "hurt" by Knocked Up co-star Katherine Heigl's criticisms of the 2007 film but is nevertheless sympathetic to the actress, who discussed her awkward run-in with Rogen during an appearance on the show back in April. Heigl's critical comments about the Judd Apatow-directed hit -- which saw her slamming the film as "sexist," among other things -- made Rogen feel as if his "trust" was "betrayed" by his co-star, whom he says could have voiced her concerns "at any moment" during filming. "We have a very open process. You have the ability to say anything at any moment," said Rogen. "'I don't like this scene.
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Filming Begins on Dennis Iliadis’ He’S Out There

He helmed the 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left and took viewers to a party they wouldn’t soon forget in 2013’s +1. Now director Dennis Iliadis is hard at work on his latest film, He’s Out There, which has started filming in Canada:

Press Release: Montreal, July 29, 2016 – Principal photography has begun on Screen Gems’ suspense thriller, He’s Out There. Yvonne Strahovski stars, along with Justin Bruening, Anna Pniowsky, Abigail Pniowsky, Julian Bailey and Ryan McDonald. Dennis Iliadis directs, from a script by Mike Scannell. Producers are Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Pictures. Glenn Gainor is executive producer.

On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare.

Yvonne Strahovski’s film roles include I, Frankenstein, The Guilt Trip and Killer Elite, and she will next
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What to stream for every possible mood (including dread) on January 1

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What to stream for every possible mood (including dread) on January 1
2016 is coming. No matter what your mood is when the clock strikes midnight, we've got your streaming needs covered for that cold, cold morning of January 1.  Lighthearted acceptance: "Meet the Fockers" (Netflix) I prefer to think of "Meet the Fockers" as a tag team Celebrity DeathmatchRobert De Niro and Blythe Danner vs. Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand. Whose wisecracks land hardest? Whose anxiety-inducing jabs make Greg Focker tweak hardest? It's hard to say. I feel like conventional wisdom tells you this movie is inferior to the original, but Dustin and Barbra are wholly original, hilarious characters. Along with "The Guilt Trip," this makes two times Barbra Streisand has played believable, quirky Jewish mothers who don't seem all that much like Barbra Streisand. Unthinkable devastation: "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (Netflix)   Tilda Swinton's kid is a born psychopath. I know we're supposed to find his wrath horrifying,
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Barbra Streisand Returning to Directing with a Catherine the Great Biopic

Barbra Streisand Returning to Directing with a Catherine the Great Biopic
After keeping busy in the 1970s with films such as A Star is Born and The Way We Were, singer-turned-actress Barbra Streisand has been very selective over the past 20 years, opting to only star in four movies: The Mirror Has Two Faces, Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers and The Guilt Trip. But one of those […]

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Barbra Streisand Returns To Directing With 'Catherine The Great'

She hasn't starred in a film since 2012's "The Guilt Trip" with Seth Rogen, and hasn't directed a movie since 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces," so it's probably safe to say that Barbra Streisand thinks long and hard before figuring out her next film project. But the legend has lined up a big one for her next effort behind the camera. Read More: Barbra Streisand To Write Memoir About Her Career And Personal Life THR reports that Streisand will direct "Catherine The Great," a biopic about the famed leader. The script, by Kristina Lauren Anderson, topped the 2014 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays, and it will tell the story of the rise of Sophia Augusta who takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom becoming Russia’s most celebrated and beloved monarch: Catherine the Great. Gil Netter ("Life Of Pi," "The Blind Side") is producing, and
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Streisand To Helm "Catherine The Great"

Barbra Streisand is set to direct "Catherine the Great," a biopic about the Russian empress from a script by Kristina Lauren Anderson that made last year's Blacklist.

Catherine was born Sophia Augusta Fredericka to German royalty and took power when her husband Peter III was assassinated. She was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 to 1796 and helped modernize the Russian empire - turning it into one of the great powers of Europe.

The project would mark Streisand's first directorial effort in two decades, her last being 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces ". The singer/actress last appeared on screen in 2012's "The Guilt Trip".

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