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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

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40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)
40 Actresses Over 40 Who Are Still Conquering Hollywood (Photos)

Amy Adams (1974)

Academy Award nominated Amy Adams, is best known for playing in Disney’s “Enchanted” and “American Hustle.” She most recently starred in Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals.”

Cameron Diaz (1972)

Cameron Diaz first made her mark in Hollywood with films like “There’s Something About Mary” and “The Mask.” She most recently starred alongside Will Smith in “Annie.”

Cate Blanchett (1969)

This two time Academy Award winning actress is best known for her role in “The Aviator.” She has since starred in films like “The Lord of the Rings,” “Babel,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Blanchett is currently working on “Ocean’s Eight.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969)

Catherine Zeta-Jones is best known for starring in “Intolerable Cruelty” and “Ocean’s Twelve.” She most recently starred in “Dad’s Army,” a British war comedy.

Famke Janssen (1964)

Famke Janssen is best known for playing
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in November

Hulu’s slate of new titles arriving on the platform in November is here.

Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, will arrive on Hulu Nov. 2. The movie, based on the novel of the same name, tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The complete series of “Married with Children” will arrive on the platform on Nov. 9, and the Season 1 premiere of “The Bisexual” will drop on Nov. 16. The “Oceans” trilogy will also become available, beginning Nov. 1.

Also Read: Hulu in Talks to Create a Smaller, More Affordable TV Bundle

Here’s the complete list of titles coming to and leaving Hulu below.

Available Nov. 1

K: Complete Season 2 (Dubbed) (Viz)

Sailor Moon: Complete Season 3 (Dubbed) (Viz)

Six: Complete Season 2 (History)

10 to Midnight (1983)

28 Days Later (2002)

2001 Maniacs (2005)

The Accused (1988)

The Adventures of Priscilla,
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‘Patriot’ Season 2 Gets November Premiere Date & First-Look Trailer

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Amazon has released a new trailer and set November 9 as the premiere date for Season 2 of its hour-long comedy series Patriot starring Michael Dorman.

After barely surviving his Midwestern corporate cover in Season 1, U.S. intelligence officer John Tavner (Dorman) finds himself without his bag of 11 million euros and no closer to the goal of influencing Iran’s presidential election. As a result, John’s father (Terry O’Quinn), orders more extreme measures in Season 2: the assassination of the pro-nuclear candidate in a heavily-guarded Paris compound. John is the linchpin of a high-stakes covert operation with profound global ramifications. And he’s bringing his mom (Debra Winger) with him. Michael Chernus, Aliette Opheim, Kurtwood Smith and Kathleen Munroe also star.

Written, directed and executive produced by Steve Conrad, Patriot also is executive produced by James Parriott (Grey’s
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‘Blindspotting’ Star Rafael Casal Sets Directorial Debut With ‘First Sight’

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‘Blindspotting’ Star Rafael Casal Sets Directorial Debut With ‘First Sight’
“Blindspotting” co-star and co-creator Rafael Casal has set up his feature film directorial debut at Lionsgate with a sci-fi romantic comedy titled “First Sight.”

The film, which is about those who fall asleep to find the person of their dreams, brings back the team behind “Blindspotting,” one of the year’s critically acclaimed films. Casal, as well as collaborator Daveed Diggs and Snoot Entertainmen’s Keith Calder and Jess Calder, will produce the film.

Casal, a poet and musician, will write and direct “First Sight.” Aside from “Blindspotting,” he is known for HBO’s “Def Poetry” and he’s set to star in the upcoming film “Bad Education” alongside Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney. He is also the co-founder and the artistic director of the landmark Bars Workshop at the famed New York City’s Public Theater.

Also Read: 'Blindspotting' Creators on the Film's 'Advocacy for Empathy' in the Black
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‘Blindspotting’ Team Returning To Lionsgate With ‘First Sight’ Feature; Rafael Casal To Direct

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‘Blindspotting’ Team Returning To Lionsgate With ‘First Sight’ Feature; Rafael Casal To Direct
Exclusive: Blindspotting stars Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs, and the film’s producers Snoot Entertainment are reteaming with Lionsgate on First Sight, a film which Casal will write and direct for his feature directorial debut. Described as a sci-fi romantic comedy, the pic is about falling asleep to find the person of your dreams.

Keith Calder and Jess Calder of Snoot will produce First Sight with Casal and Diggs. The Calders founded the company in 2004 and have produced projects such as the 2015 Oscar-nominated animated film Anomalisa and Abe Forsythe’s upcoming feature, Little Monsters, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, and Alexander England.

Long-time friends and Oakland natives Casal and Diggs also wrote and produced Blindspotting which premiered at Sundance this year and was released in theaters via Lionsgate in July. The film was largely well received.

Casal, a musician and poetic who appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, was recently
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Mark A. Livolsi Dies: ‘Jungle Book’ & Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Editor Was 56

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Mark A. Livolsi Dies: ‘Jungle Book’ & Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Editor Was 56
Mark A. Livolsi, a veteran film editor who worked such films as The Jungle Book, The Devil Wears Prada and Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Lion King, has died. He was 56. Livolsi unexpectedly on September 23 at his Pasadena home. The cause was not revealed.

Nominated for four Ace Eddie Awards, his many film credits also include Wonder, The Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks, We Bought a Zoo, Marley & Me, Wedding Crashers, Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky.

Born on April 10, 1962, in New Jersey, he grew up with a love of movies, making films with neighborhood kids using his father’s 8mm camera. After graduating with a film degree from Penn State in 1984, he moved to New York and learned his craft working with some of the industry’s top directors. In 1987, he was a second assistant editor on Arthur Penn’s Dead of Winter and an apprentice editor Oliver Stone’s Wall Street.
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Lionsgate Domestic Distribution Boss David Spitz Inks Long-Term Contract Extension

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David Spitz has signed a new long-term deal with Lionsgate as President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution.

Not only has Spitz been behind the theatrical launches of the studio’s signature franchises such as The Hunger Games, Saw, the Tyler Perry canon and John Wick, but has mined a number of hits for Lionsgate by thinking out of the box on release dates and finding holes on the calendar that other studios will overlook. Read, he boldly opened the feature adaptation of the beloved childrens novel Wonder against the anticipated four-quad Justice League last year and captured a pre-holiday family crowd. Wonder bowed second to Justice League, $27.5M to $93.8M, and legged out to a 4.8 multiple at the U.S./Canada box office with $132.4M.

Other distributors wouldn’t know what to do with an original arthouse musical, but Spitz nurtured a carefully executed platform for La La Land, that hit
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Lionsgate Renews David Spitz as Domestic Distribution President

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Lionsgate has signed industry veteran David Spitz to a new long-term deal as president of domestic theatrical distribution.

The studio made the announcement Thursday. Lionsgate noted that during more than two decades at the company and its previous incarnations, Spitz has helped launch the “Hunger Games” franchise, the “John Wick” action series, Academy Award winners “La La Land,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Crash” and “Precious,” the family drama “Wonder,” eight “Saw” films and 19 Tyler Perry films.

Spitz has also been instrumental in helping to build the Pantelion film brand with “Overboard,” “How to Be a Latin Lover,” and “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. He has played a key role in establishing Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films as a prominent urban film label.

“David’s distribution leadership is a key element in guiding our business forward,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “He has great relationships with exhibitors,
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The ‘Blindspotting’ Cast: Who Are They?

Blindspotting (in cinemas 5th October), sees a black man, Collin, trying to make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his hometown of Oakland, California. After witnessing a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets, Collin’s relationship with his volatile best friend, Miles, as Collin finds himself trying to stay out of trouble for a fresh start. The relatively unknown cast deliver standout performances with Daveed Diggs (of Hamilton fame) paving the way. To celebrate the upcoming release, we’re looking at who these up-and-coming talents are.

Daveed Diggs

Co-writer Daveed Diggs shot to stardom in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi award-winning musical production Hamilton. As part of the original Broadway cast, Diggs won a Tony award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his dual role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton.
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Lionsgate Film Distribution Chief David Spitz Signs New Long-Term Deal

Lionsgate president of domestic distribution David Spitz has signed a long-term deal with the company that will keep him in the top post.

Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman, announced the renewal Thursday.

Spitz has spent more than two decades at Lionsgate, rising up the ranks to president of theatrical distribution. He helped launch The Hunger Games franchise, and, more recently, shepherded the release of Paul Feig's sleeper hit A Simple Favor, now in theaters; Wonder; The Hitman's Bodyguard; La La Land; and Hacksaw Ridge. Others include Tyler Perry's films and the Saw franchise.

Spitz has also been instrumental in helping to build ...
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Participant Media Boosts Exec Ranks With Jim Hu, Melinda Arons (Exclusive)

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Participant Media is hiring veteran media executives Jim Hu and Melinda Arons as senior vice presidents to bolster its executive team, Variety has learned exclusively.

The company, which made the announcements Thursday, is also promoting Shelly Hance to senior VP to lead its human resources department.

Participant Media scored recent festival wins for Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” (Golden Lion winner in Venice) and Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” (Toronto’s People’s Choice Award winner). The company also had its highest-grossing release ever with the $300 million-plus worldwide box-office hit “Wonder,” in addition to Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” Academy Award winner “A Fantastic Woman” and documentary “Rbg,” which grossed more than $15 million worldwide.

Hu is a digital media veteran who has led strategy, operations and monetization teams across global digital brands including Instagram and Yahoo. Prior to Participant, he was senior VP and general manager at the Los Angeles Times.
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‘The Chaperone’ Film Review: Jazz Era Coming-of-Age Story Could Use More Flap

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‘The Chaperone’ Film Review: Jazz Era Coming-of-Age Story Could Use More Flap
Written by “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes, “The Chaperone” appears to be targeting men and women above the age of 60. And while that’s a demographic as worthy of attention as any, those same viewers deserve a theatrical experience that doesn’t feel created for small-screen tidiness and flatness.

Adapted from Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” follows the rise of silent-film star Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson). But before acting, it was dancing, first in Kansas, where Louise was born and raised, and then in New York City. The film spends most of its time on Louise’s summer adventure in the big city, where she is accompanied by Norma (Elizabeth McGovern), the titular caretaker.

Their dynamic is probably what you expect from a coming-of-age period drama: Louise is young and free-spirited, eager to be away from her cookie-cutter small town. She’s a skilled dancer and knows it.
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‘Chained for Life’ Trailer: Jess Weixler and Adam Pearson Audition For Aaron Schimberg’s Provocative Hollywood Dramedy

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‘Chained for Life’ Trailer: Jess Weixler and Adam Pearson Audition For Aaron Schimberg’s Provocative Hollywood Dramedy
Mabel is a movie star looking for something daring, and when she signs on for an outré art-horror film set to film in a semi-abandoned hospital, it seems as if things are finally about to get markedly different in her professional career. She has no idea. In “Chained for Life,” filmmaker Aaron Schimberg toys with one hot button Hollywood issue after another, from on-screen representation to true diversity, and wraps it all together in a trippy, inventive new spin on smart satire.

The film also stars “Under the Skin” breakout Adam Pearson alongside indie mainstay Jess Weixler (as Mabel), as the gentle-natured Rosenthal, set to star alongside Mabel in an increasingly gonzo new film. Like his character, Pearson has a severe facial deformity, and his looks — and what they mean for both the film and Mabel — serve as a compelling entry point for the film. That’s something very close to Schimberg’s own heart.
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‘The Predator’ Leads the Weekend, But May Not Break Even at the Box Office

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‘The Predator’ Leads the Weekend, But May Not Break Even at the Box Office
With a $24 million opening, “The Predator” easily took the top spot this weekend after “The Nun” proved to be no contest with a 66 percent fall. An unusual total of four new wide releases made the Top 10, with the female-oriented “A Simple Favor” doing a decent $16 million, while “White Boy Rick” (Sony) managed only a little more than half that. Faith-based sequel “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” managed about $2.3 million. Last year saw a 10 percent higher overall box office, led by the $60 million second weekend of “It.” However, the other films that weekend were much weaker, making this weekend one case where lower results look more positive overall.

All that said, “The Predator” — which cost $88 million before marketing and received a very weak C+ Cinemascore — isn’t impressive. The sixth in the overall series, among the series in adjusted grosses it ranks fourth best, about $5.5 million less than the most recent, “Predators,
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Lionsgate’s Jon Feltheimer Offers Bullish Outlook

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Lionsgate chief executive officer Jon Feltheimer has told shareholders the entertainment company will continue to thrive due to its ability to reach targeted audiences.

“From our beginnings as a small independent studio, we’ve asked ourselves every day how we can best continue to grow and compete effectively in a world where so many around us have such enormous scale,” he said Tuesday. “And the answer is that we’re committed to our own approach, playing our own game, and continuing to apply the core values with which we began. From day one, agnostic to distribution platform, we’ve focused instead on making bold, original content for targeted audiences that we can reach efficiently.”

Lionsgate’s annual shareholders meeting was held at its traditional time and place — on the Tuesday of the Toronto Film Festival at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. It comes two years after Lionsgate paid $4.1 billion
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Julia Roberts Reunites With Lucas Hedges In ‘Ben Is Back’ Teaser Trailer

On the heels of last year’s acclaimed hit drama Wonder, Julia Roberts plays another mother, this time to a dark sheep of a son (Lucas Hedges) in Ben Is Back. Directed by Lucas’ father Peter Hedges (Pieces of April), the storyline centers on Ben’s (Hedges) unexpected return home on a Christmas Eve morning. Though Holly [...]

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Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts Embrace in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Ben Is Back’ (Video)

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Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts Embrace in First Teaser Trailer for ‘Ben Is Back’ (Video)
Lucas Hedges unexpectedly comes back home and embraces Julia Roberts in the first teaser trailer for “Ben Is Back.”

Directed and written by Peter Hedges (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”), the film follows Ben Burns (Hedges), a recovering 19-year-old addict who unexpectedly returns to his mother’s house on Christmas Eve. Ben’s mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and Holly is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton also star. Black Bear Pictures & Color Force produced the film with 30West and Black Bear fully financing the project. The film was produced by Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Teddy Schwarzman and Peter Hedges.

Also Read: Julia Roberts Drama 'Ben Is Back' Acquired by Roadside, Lionsgate and Ld

Roberts most recently starred in “Money Monster” and “Wonder,
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Ben Is Back Trailer Brings an Emotional Reunion for Julia Roberts

Ben Is Back Trailer Brings an Emotional Reunion for Julia Roberts
For awhile there, it seemed as though Julia Roberts had fallen off the face of the earth. We haven't seen the actress do much in quite a while. Now, she returns in a heartfelt drama that is sure to bring some tears this winter. Today, we have the first teaser trailer for Ben Is Back, and it brings a mother and son reunion between Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.

Ben is Back will have its World Premiere as a special presentation at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. Ld Entertainment, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will then release Ben is Back in theaters December 7, 2018. The movie is written and directed by Peter Hedges, and also features Courtesy B. Vance and Kathryn Newton.

In Ben is Back, 19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but
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Channel 4, Hulu Head Into ‘The Light’ With Jack Thorne

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Channel 4 has commissioned a new four-part drama from BAFTA- and Tony-winning writer Jack Thorne. Produced by The Forge in association with Hulu in the U.S., “The Light” will mark Thorne’s third drama for Channel 4 and Hulu that explores how the media spotlight can affect a community in the wake of a disaster.

“The Light” will focus on the repercussions of a catastrophic disaster that befalls a community in a small town in Wales, claiming many lives and threatening to tear the community apart as grief gives way to anger and blame. The series forms a loose trilogy with the writer’s previous four-part dramas for Channel 4 and Hulu, “National Treasure” and “Kiri.”

“At the beginning of ‘National Treasure’ we started talking about the possibilities of a trilogy which peeked behind the curtains of this country and tried to ask difficult questions about who we are and how the media paints us,
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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Featured in First Photo From Amazon's The Aeronauts

Amazon Studios has released the first photo from their upcoming feature film The Aeronauts, which stars Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The two previously worked together on The Theory of Everything, and this next project looks and sounds great!

The story revolves around a young widow and a scientist who embark on a journey to fly higher in a hot air balloon than anyone ever has.

The film is being directed by Tom Harper from a script written by Jack Thorne. Here's the synopsis:

Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim.
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