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Oscar flashback: Playing a politician is a great way to get elected Best Actor

Oscar flashback: Playing a politician is a great way to get elected Best Actor
In the 90 years of the Oscars, 11 leading men have earned nominations for portraying real-life politicians and five have won an Academy Award for their efforts. This year, a past Oscar winner and Oscar nominee will vie to join this distinguished group of actors. Christian Bale, who won an Oscar for playing a real-life fellow in “The Fighter,” takes on the role of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s “Vice.” And Hugh Jackman, who reaped a bid for the musical “Les Miserables,” headlines Jason Reitman’s “The Front Runner” as U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart.

The first performer to earn a Best Actor nomination for portraying a real-life politician was George Arliss, honored for his turn as former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in “Disraeli” (1929). Arliss, who was also nominated in Best Actor for his performance in “The Green Goddess,” emerged triumphant for “Disraeli.”

In the following decade,
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Critics’ Choice Awards Returns To The CW For 24th Annual Event

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Bfca) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (Btja) announced yesterday that the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air Live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 (7:00-10:00p.m. Live Et/ Delayed Pt). As you may recall, the Bfca and Btja experimented with an earlier award event last year. While I think that was an interesting idea, and probably a good one, it made for a rough effort when it came to getting to view every movie that came out during the year. Among other things, it resulted in a strange, and not entirely popular, shift in the nominees when it came to the Star Wars franchise. At any rate, the event is now back to its normal window of time, and back to The CW as home. Further information about the show, including host/s and presenters will surely be coming soon,
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Ben Mendelsohn Talks Accents, Jokes About Losing Roles to Catherine Keener

  • Variety
Ben Mendelsohn Talks Accents, Jokes About Losing Roles to Catherine Keener
Filmmaker Nicole Holofcener and actors Ben Mendelsohn and Thomas Mann dropped by the Variety Studio presented by At&T at Tiff to talk about their new movie, “The Land of Steady Habits.”

The adaptation of the Ted Thompson novel stars Mendelsohn as Anders, a man who abruptly quits his job and leaves his wife. During the conversation, it was revealed that Mendelsohn had previously auditioned for Holofcener for another movie, 2006’s “Friends with Money.”

“It remained one of the sort of really good memories from a really crappy and dry time, work-wise here,” he noted, telling her, “Even though you didn’t give me the part, it was really good.”

Joked Holofcener, “It was for the Catherine Keener part. So it was close.”

Agreed Mendelsohn, “I think it was probably the right call. These things tend to go the right way.”

When asked if he’s lost many roles to Keener,
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rating Should Surprise No One

Don't expect Rami Malek's take on Freddie Mercury to push censorship boundaries in Bryan Singer's Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The film's PG-13 rating is the obvious way to go here--movies with that rating have the broadest appeal when it comes to audience demographics--but for a legendary band and controversial musician, it's a safe rating, too. Honestly, it makes sense considering that the biopic probably isn't going to feature over-the-top sex, nudity, and violence, though the ratings description is tamer still. Written by Anthony McCarten (Darkest Hour), the film also …
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Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan Enlist for ‘Military Wives’ from ‘Full Monty’ Director Peter Cattaneo

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan Enlist for ‘Military Wives’ from ‘Full Monty’ Director Peter Cattaneo
Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan have signed on for “Military Wives,” a film inspired by a BBC factual series about a choirmaster who selects and trains amateur singers, in this case the wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving abroad. Peter Cattaneo, who was Oscar-nominated for “The Full Monty” and his short “Dear Rosie,” will direct.

The story celebrates a band of misfit women who form a choir on a military base. As unexpected bonds of friendship flourish, music transforms their lives, helping them to overcome their fears for loved ones in combat. Shooting commences next month in the U.K.

The military wives edition of BBC factual entertainment series “The Choir” provided the jump-off point for the movie. It culminated in the wives’ choir performing a sell-out performance at the Royal Albert Hall in front of the Queen, in 2011. The TV show is made by Warner Bros.-owned U.
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Toronto: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' From 'Full Monty' Director

Toronto: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' From 'Full Monty' Director
Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour, The English Patient) and BAFTA winner Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) have been cast in Military Wives, the latest project from Oscar-nominated The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo.

Produced by London and L.A.-based banner 42, the film is based on the award-winning BBC documentary series The Choir: Military Wives — made by Twenty Twenty, part of Warner Bros. TV Productions U.K. — and will tell the story of a group of misfit women who form a choir on a military base.

London-based sales outfit Embankment Films arranged financing and will be introducing the ...
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Telluride 2018: Why The Fall Movie Season Is Looking Better Than Usual — Analysis

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Telluride 2018: Why The Fall Movie Season Is Looking Better Than Usual — Analysis
Eric Kohn: Is it just me, or are we looking at an above average fall movie season? A year ago, we were coming out of Telluride talking about the magical realism of “The Shape of Water” and Gary Oldman’s makeup in “Darkest Hour.” This time around, we’re enamored of the lush, mysterious, and emotionally fraught atmosphere of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and the subversive power struggle of British royalty in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.” Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” may look like more conventional Oscar bait, but the real star of the show isn’t Ryan Gosling — it’s the extraordinary cinematic skill that transforms an iconic scientific achievement into a terrifying and intimate ride.

All three movies are as much about their environments as the people within them: The anarchic halls of a British kingdom, the experimental chatter of Nasa laboratories, and a segmented
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Oscar Experts have Timothee Chalamet and Sam Elliott nearly neck and neck in supporting actor race

Oscar Experts have Timothee Chalamet and Sam Elliott nearly neck and neck in supporting actor race
It won’t be long until “A Star Is Born,” a remake of the evergreen showbiz tale, takes it bow at the Venice film festival that kicked off this week. Meanwhile,“Beautiful Boy,” based on a memoir about a young man’s struggle with meth addiction seen through the eyes of his father, is to be unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Seven Gold Derby Experts favor the latter film’s Timothee Chalamet for the Best Supporting Actor award. Last year’s Oscar It boy for his love-struck lead performance in “Call Me by Your Name” lost to Gary Oldman’s unforgettable immersion into Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” But being a substance abuser, whether it’s Nicolas Cage in “Leaving Las Vegas,” Anne Hathaway in “Rachel Getting Married “or Denzel Washington in “Flight,” is one of the surefire ways to prove to academy voters how committed you are to a role.
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Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey Movies Headed to Telluride Film Festival

Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, Matthew McConaughey Movies Headed to Telluride Film Festival
The 2018 Telluride Film Festival will feature the world premieres of Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman; David Lowery’s “The Old Man & the Gun,” featuring a performance that Robert Redford said will be his last; and Yann Demange’s “White Boy Rick,” with Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern.

On Thursday, Telluride organizers announced a lineup that includes those films, as well as a number of others that are premiering at the Venice Film Festival, including Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.”

Other films at the festival will include Jason Reitman’s drama about presidential candidate Gary Hart, “The Front Runner”; Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” with Melissa McCarthy; Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” with Kidman; Mike Leigh’s period drama “Peterloo”; and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner, “Shoplifters.”

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Oscar Experts are suckers for biopics: Robert Redford, Christian Bale have early lead in Best Actor race

Oscar Experts are suckers for biopics: Robert Redford, Christian Bale have early lead in Best Actor race
Where do the 10 Experts who have made predictions in the top-six Oscar categories on Gold Derby stand when it comes to what is shaping up to be a hot and heavy lead-actor competition this early in the game? If you are looking for showy trophy-bait drama, you can’t go too wrong with a biopic – and portraits of four diverse real-life individuals are part of the current top five.

After all, the last five winners of the category — Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”), Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) — all embodied truth-based individuals.

For now, Christian Bale, who packed on pounds and shaved his head to play former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Backseat,’ is at the pinnacle for now, with nine Experts predicting he will be nominated and two – Joyce Eng and Thelma Adams – picking him to win.
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Gerard Butler aims to save the world from a Russian madman in trailer for Hunter Killer

  • HeyUGuys
Lionsgate UK has released a new UK trailer for Donovan Marsh’s Hunter Killer. The action sees both Gary Oldman and Gerard Butler front a Russian madman on behalf of the Us.

Based on Don Keith’s novel Firing Point, the film stars Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day).

Also in trailers – Alexander Skarsgård embarks on a violent revenge in trailer for Hold The Dark

The film is released into UK cinemas October 19th.

Hunter Killer Official Synopsis

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to
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Must Watch: New UK Trailer For ‘Hunter Killer’ With Gerard Butler & Gary Oldman

Releasing in cinemas in the UK in October is a new Gerard Butler actioner – always an event – and we have the new UK trailer for that film – Hunter Killer – to share. Based The film is based on the novel “Firing Point” written by George Wallace and Don Keith, and lands on these shores on 19th October.

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop Wwiii.

Also starring Oscar® winner Gary Oldman, Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day), Hunter Killer
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Amy Adams Starrer ‘The Woman in the Window’ Is Casting a Featured Background Role

The new feature film “The Woman in the Window” is casting a role for a featured background actor. The film is based on the new novel by A. J. Finn, with Joe Wright (“Darkest Hour”) slated to direct. Amy Adams (“Arrival”), Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), and Wyatt Russell (“Everybody Wants Some”) are set to star. The story follows a woman with an anxiety disorder living alone in New York City. While spying on her neighbors, she witnesses a disturbingly violent act. The team is searching for an Asian or Asian-American male actor, aged 18–35, to play a walk-on part as a delivery person. The role is for a SAG-AFTRA member. The shoot will take place on Aug. 6 in Brooklyn, New York. To see the original casting notice and to apply for an audition, click here. Check out Backstage’s New York City audition listings!
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‘Christopher Robin’ Film Review: A.A. Milne’s Young Hero Has a Hundred-Acre Mid-Life Crisis

  • The Wrap
Did we really need the studio behind the “Star Wars” relaunch to make a movie telling middle-aged men to stay close to their childhood toys? That’s the underlying message of “Christopher Robin,” a partially live-action sequel to the lovely “Winnie the Pooh” cartoons that’s a colossal disappointment on many levels.

It’s a slow, sluggish and whimsy-deficient movie that seems designed to entertain neither children nor adults, and the film’s script opens a Pandora’s Box of a plot twist (more on that in a moment) that that narrative then brushes off. And while many people admitted to weeping from the trailers, the final movie never packs the emotional punch that should be inherent to the material.

What we’re left with is a “Hook”-style mid-life crisis movie aimed at kids, designed to shame parents who spend too much time at the office and not enough with their families.
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International Newswire: Convergence, a Dangerous Liaison

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Today in Variety’s International Newswire, a study from Enders Analysis questions convergence; U.K. independent production scores its biggest market share in a near decade; Mipcom begins to come together; HBO Europe adds execs, Gkids acquires ‘Mutafukaz’ for North America; and Efa fetes Carmen Maura

Convergence. Since the early ‘90s, the word has become a mantra of Europe’s film and TV industries. That doesn’t mean of course that it will work. A report this week by Enders Analysis suggests in fact that European telecom operators’ bundling of mobile and fixed services, the later often including fiber optic delivery and content, is a “value destructive strategy.” “We see no evidence of churn reduction from this strategy,” the study contends. Offered at a discount, the bundling can spark price wars, reduce Arpu (average revenues per client) but not reduce churn. One case to point: the U.K. “Most U.
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Gary Oldman and Gerard Butler rescue a Russian President in trailer for Hunter Killer

Well, the latest action thriller from Gerard Butler is set to raise an eyebrow or two considering the U.S.-Russian relationship debacle. Hunter Killer has just received a new trailer and it would seem the Us will stop at nothing to rescue a Russian President.

Based on Don Keith’s novel Firing Point, the film stars Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Common (John Wick: Chapter 2), Linda Cardellini (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day).

Also in trailers – Mike Leigh’s retelling of the 19th century massacre Peterloo gets its first trailer

The film is set for Us cinemas October 26th

Hunter Killer Official Synopsis

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line,
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Submarine Movie Trailer Hunter Killer Emerges Starring Gerard Butler, Common And Gary Oldman

Brace for Impact. Hunt For Red October, Crimson Tide, Das Boot, U-571… all great submarine films. Now comes the latest entry into the fleet. Hunter Killer.

Check out the official trailer and first poster for Summit Premiere’s Hunter Killer starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Linda Cardellini.

Amid heightened tensions between the Us and Russia, a new generation of highly sophisticated nuclear attack subs called hunter killers prowl the murky depths. When the Russian president is captured by his rogue general, an untested American submarine captain (Butler) teams up with an elite group of Navy SEALs to save him. Now the Americans and Russians must work together to avoid worldwide disaster.

Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order.
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Gary Oldman to Star Opposite Amy Adams in ‘The Woman in the Window’

Gary Oldman to Star Opposite Amy Adams in ‘The Woman in the Window’
Gary Oldman will reteam with Darkest Hour director Joe Wright in the upcoming drama The Woman in the Window. Oldman will star opposite Amy Adams, who has already been cast in the Fox 2000 adaptation based on A.J. Finn‘s Rear Window-inspired novel. The Hitchcockian drama based on Finn’s novel of the same name has added Gary Oldman to the cast, […]

The post Gary Oldman to Star Opposite Amy Adams in ‘The Woman in the Window’ appeared first on /Film.
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Gary Oldman reteaming with Joe Wright on The Woman in the Window, Brian Tyree Henry also joins the cast

Fresh from his Oscar success in Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman is set to reunite with Joe Wright on the director’s new film The Woman in the Window, THR has revealed.

A nod to the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window, The Woman in the Window is based upon the book of the same name by A.J. Finn and follows “a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia (and a penchant for mixing alcohol with her medication) who hasn’t left her house in months. The woman witnesses a horrible crime involving a new neighboring family but no one, including the police, will believe her.”

Amy Adams (Arrival) is portraying the psychologist, Dr. Anna Fox, with Oldman set to play the father of the neighbours and Julianne Moore (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) as the mother. Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) is also on board.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts has written the script for the adaptation,
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Surprise! The Coens’ ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Film and It’s Headed for Oscar Season

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Surprise! The Coens’ ‘Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Film and It’s Headed for Oscar Season
Oscar-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen will be riding into the Oscar season this fall with a new film that began life as an anthology series.

Last year, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” was announced as a Netflix original series that would feature six tales about the American frontier. The project has since morphed into a feature film, though one maintaining a chaptered anthology structure. It’s set for a world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival, which has really taken off in recent years as the annual awards season starting gun, before releasing later this year.

“We’ve always loved anthology movies, especially those films made in Italy in the Sixties which set side-by-side the work of different directors on a common theme,” the Coens said in a statement. “Having written an anthology of Western stories we attempted to do the same, hoping to enlist the best directors working today.
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