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Stan sets premiere for third series of Us ‘No Activity’

‘No Activity.’

The third season of the Us adaptation of Stan’s original comedy No Activity commissioned by CBS All Access will premiere on Stan on November 21.

Co-creator Patrick Brammall and Tim Meadows return as detectives Nick Cullen and Judd Tolbeck, who are back in uniform after last season’s disastrous bust.

There is a revolving door of quirky new partners and even quirkier criminals while robots edge in on Janice (Amy Sedaris) and Fatima (Sunita Mani) in dispatch.

Also returning are Jason Mantzoukas as undercover FBI agent Marco and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons as Leon, the internal affairs investigator with a fondness for deep sea fishing.

The guest stars include Beth Behrs (The Neighbourhood), Joe Keery (Stranger Things), Keegan-Michael Key (Dolemite Is My Name), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) and Paula Pell (Stan’s A.P. Bio).

Based on the Stan original series produced by Jungle, the series is
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Updated Oscar Predictions For Mid October

Over the weekend, a select few were able to be at the very first public screening of Bombshell, reducing the number of unseen Academy Award contenders by one. So, of course, that means predictions must be updated. Below you will see some changes that the entry of Bombshell into the race reflects, as well as just some general movement in a number of categories. The more Academy members start to see these films, the more a sense of what voters might do is emerging. There’s still ample time for movies to make their moves, but the race is certainly on, that’s for sure… Here you all go, cutting to the chase. A brand new set of Oscar predictions: Best Picture 1. The Irishman 2. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood 3. Marriage Story 4. Parasite 5. Jojo Rabbit 6. Bombshell 7. The Two Popes 8. 1917 9. Ford v. Ferrari 10. The Farewell Next in line: 11. Waves 12. Judy
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No Joke: Taika Waititi’s Nazi Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is an Oscar Contender

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No Joke: Taika Waititi’s Nazi Satire ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Is an Oscar Contender
Scarlett Johansson admits she was skeptical when her agent first approached her about “Jojo Rabbit.” “The logline is not great, so it’s impossible to pitch without sounding full crazy,” Johansson tells me.

Written and directed by Taika Waititi and based on the book “Caging Skies,” “Jojo Rabbit” is a satire that takes place in Nazi Germany. Newcomer Roman Griffin Davis stars as a member of the Hitler Youth whose imaginary friend is none other than Adolf Hitler, played as a beer-bellied buffoon by Waititi. Things take a turn when the 10-year-old discovers that his mother (Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) behind a wall in their home.

“The script was such a beautiful, perfect gem,” Johansson says. “You could feel this unique voice of Taika as both poignant and then also absurd. It’s such a powerful combination.”

A comedy set in Nazi Germany isn’t exactly the stuff of Oscars,
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Film News Roundup: ‘The Two Popes’ Wins Audience Award at Miami Festival

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Film News Roundup: ‘The Two Popes’ Wins Audience Award at Miami Festival
In today’s film news roundup, “The Two Popes” wins an audience award, “A Night with Janis Joplin” and “Fittest in Dubai” get releases, Artists First reorganizes, SAG-AFTRA expands its headquarters and Film Fest 919 announces its winners.

Audience Award

Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes” has won the audience award at the Miami Gems Film Festival.

Inspired by a true story, “The Two Popes” stars Anthony Hopkins as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce as the future Pope Francis in a verbal battle of wits over the future direction of the Catholic Church. The film is produced by Netflix, which has scheduled a limited theatrical release on Nov. 27 in the U.S. prior to its release on streaming on Dec. 20.

Festival audiences also chose Bong Joon ho’s dark comedy “Parasite” as first runner-up, with Alma Har’el’s “Honey Boy” and Craig Brewer’s “Dolemite Is my Name” tying for second runner-up.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: October 14)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay (Updated: October 14)
Since the academy expanded the Best Picture category at the Oscars in 2010, Best Original Screenplay has gone to writers of a wide-range of genres: dramas; comedies (“Midnight in Paris”); biopics; true-life stories (“Spotlight”); period pictures (“Django Unchained”); war movies (“The Hurt Locker”); sci-fi (“Her”) and horror (“Get Out”). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Original Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay.)

Regardless of the type of film, a nominee needs broad academy support to win this race. Indeed, all 10 of these most recent Best Original Screenplay winners were, at the least, Best Picture nominees. And five of them won the big prize, bringing the total number of Best Picture champs with Oscar-winning original screenplays to 17. By comparison, 41 films have done this on the adapted side.

In 2019, four of the five nominees for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards
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Martin Scorsese Stands Behind Decision to Take ‘The Irishman’ to Netflix: ‘We Have to Make the Movie’

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Martin Scorsese Stands Behind Decision to Take ‘The Irishman’ to Netflix: ‘We Have to Make the Movie’
Finally hitting theaters in less than a month, Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The Irishman” is about to become an awards-season juggernaut for Netflix, which threw down a reported $160 million to mount the Oscar-winning director’s vision of a post-wwii crime saga.

Speaking at a press conference at the recently wrapped BFI London Film Festival, where “The Irishman” held its international premiere, Scorsese took the opportunity again to defend the streaming giant after, according to him, most studios looked the other way. (The Guardian has the scoop.)

“There’s no doubt that seeing a film with an audience is really important,” he said, referencing Netflix’s controversial less-than-a-month window between the film’s theatrical bow and its streaming premiere. “There is a problem though: we have to make the film. We’ve run out of room, in a sense; there was no room for us to make this picture, for many reasons.
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Eddie Murphy (‘Dolemite is My Name’) is rising in our Oscar odds: Here’s why we mustn’t underestimate him

Eddie Murphy (‘Dolemite is My Name’) is rising in our Oscar odds: Here’s why we mustn’t underestimate him
Eddie Murphy has been gradually rising in our Oscar odds for Best Actor for his performance in “Dolemite is My Name,” but he hasn’t yet cracked the top five in the combined predictions of the Gold Derby readers who have given us their picks here in our predictions center thus far. As of this writing he ranks seventh with 37/1 odds. However, the movie opens on October 4, and I think he may be a bigger threat than we’re giving him credit for.

The Oscar conversation for Best Actor has so far revolved around names like Robert De Niro (“The Irishman“), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story“) and Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood“). But De Niro and DiCaprio already have Oscars, so there may not be a rush to award them again, and Driver is still new to the film awards scene, having just earned his first nomination earlier this year for “BlacKkKlansman,
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Before You Watch Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name, Read Up on the Incredible True Story

Before You Watch Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name, Read Up on the Incredible True Story
On Oct. 25, we're going to see a whole new side of Eddie Murphy. In Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name, the comedy legend takes on the true story of another comedy legend: Rudy Ray Moore, the prolific musician and actor who spearheaded the pimp personality Dolemite. Also starring Craig Robinson, Keegan-Michael Key, and Snoop Dogg, the film tells the surprisingly heartfelt story of a man following his dreams - with dirty jokes and F-bombs galore. Ahead of the streaming premiere, get to know the real man behind the big-screen character; we think you'll find Moore wasn't the typical Hollywood star.
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‘Dolemite Is My Name’: How Costumes Made Eddie Murphy into Blaxploitation Star Rudy Ray Moore

‘Dolemite Is My Name’: How Costumes Made Eddie Murphy into Blaxploitation Star Rudy Ray Moore
Ruth Carter, the Oscar-winning costume designer of “Black Panther,” took a deep dive into the life and times of Rudy Ray Moore for Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name,” starring Eddie Murphy as the ’70s blaxploitation comedian. It was not only fun but also insightful, creating 75 costume changes for Murphy, who switched back and forth between playing the performer and his outrageous alter ego, who became an underground sensation for his stand-up, his records, and his movies. Carter could be back in the Oscar race for designing a wide range of looks for this evocative period showbiz movie.

Carter classifies both Moore and Murphy as “transformationist” performers, creating their own characters along with distinctive looks. “The parallel, I think, is built in already to what Eddie’s been doing for some time,” she said. “He studied Rudy Ray Moore going all the way back to when he was on ‘Saturday Night Live.
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Coming 2 America Won't Be R-Rated Like Original Says Eddie Murphy

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Coming 2 America Won't Be R-Rated Like Original Says Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has confirmed that Coming 2 America will come with a PG-13 rating. The comedian is currently out doing press for the Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name. The comedy biopic marks the first time in twenty years that Murphy has put out an R-rated comedy, and sadly, that isn't in the cards for the long-awaited Coming to America sequel. The first installment came with an R-rating, so many just assumed the sequel would be more of the same.

In a new interview, Eddie Murphy discussed Dolemite Is My Name, along with the ratings of comedies over the years. 1999's Life with Martin Lawrence was Murphy's last adult comedy movie and many fans were hoping Coming 2 America would hit theaters with the same rating as the original. Murphy had this to say on the matter.

"I think what happened was, there was a period when Hollywood was
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Netflix's Earthquake Bird Trailer Has Alicia Vikander Caught in a Wicked Thriller

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Netflix has revealed the first trailer for Earthquake Bird. This is the latest from acclaimed director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice), who has, it seems, put together a twisted little thriller for the streaming service. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones. To help bring the story to life, he's enlisted the help of Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough in what looks like to be cut from the same cloth as a classic David Fincher flick.

The trailer quickly gets to the point that we're dealing with a grizzly whodunnit. The character played by Alicia Vikander is relatively new to Tokyo and makes friends with another American, played by Riley Keough. It then devolves into a love triangle filled with jealousy, twists, turns and a great deal of uncertainty. The footage isn't showing its hand, really just laying some cards out on the table.
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Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming To America 2’ Is PG-13 & Explains Why He Shied Away From R-Rated Films

Not only is “Dolemite is My Name” being hailed as a return to form for comedic actor Eddie Murphy, but the film also marks his return to the R-rated territory that helped make him a superstar in the ‘80s. However, over the last two decades, if you purchased a ticket to see Murphy in a comedy, the age minimum was only early-teens, as the actor’s films have been firmly in the PG-13 realm.

Continue reading Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming To America 2’ Is PG-13 & Explains Why He Shied Away From R-Rated Films at The Playlist.
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‘The King’ Film Review: Timothée Chalamet Fights for the Crown, On and Off the Battlefield

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‘The King’ Film Review: Timothée Chalamet Fights for the Crown, On and Off the Battlefield
The King” is a film full of surprises: It’s a saga that strays both from history and from Shakespeare in its tale of power and betrayal; it brilliantly casts Timothée Chalamet against type to portray a young man who has weighty responsibilities suddenly thrust upon him; and it’s a smart and taut bit of storytelling from David Michôd, whose previous feature “War Machine” was neither of those things.

How well this moody (and moodily-lit) story will translate to Netflix is anyone’s guess — watch it in a dark room for full effect — but on any-sized screen, it’s a historical piece that defies expectation and offers both the thrills of battle and a thoughtful critique of war and imperialism.

Structurally, this is a story you know from “Henry IV, Part 2” and “Henry V” (or “Chimes at Midnight” or “My Own Private Idaho”). Prince Hal (Chalamet) lives a life of hedonism,
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Robert Pattinson Will Compete as Lead Actor in ‘The Lighthouse’ (Exclusive)

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Robert Pattinson Will Compete as Lead Actor in ‘The Lighthouse’ (Exclusive)
Robert Pattinson will compete in the lead actor category for “The Lighthouse,” Variety has learned exclusively. A24 will submit Pattinson in the lead actor category, with co-star Willem Dafoe in the supporting actor field.

The Lighthouse,” which opens Oct. 18, has been earning praise on the festival circuit since premiering at Cannes in May, where writer-director Robert Eggers won an International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Prize. Pattinson and Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers isolated on a small island who begin to grapple with their sanity.

If Dafoe were to be nominated, it would be his third consecutive nod after last year’s “At Eternity’s Gate” and 2017’s “The Florida Project.” He was also previously nominated for “Platoon” and “Shadow of the Vampire.”

While the film is very much a two-hander, Pattinson has more screen time and his character serves as the audience’s point of view. Though he has
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Updated Oscar Predictions For Early October

Believe it or not, nearly every single Academy Award hopeful has screened by now. Think about it for a second. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman screened two weeks ago at the New York Film Festival. That left only Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Todd Haynes’ Dark Waters, Tom Hooper’s Cats, Sam Mendes’ 1917, Jay Roach’s Bombshell, plus now the news that Clint Eastwood will see Richard Jewell hit theaters this year. Not all of those will even come close to contention in 2019. So, we more or less know the state of the race. As such, today is a perfect time for some updated Oscar predictions. This time around, we can factor in the aforementioned Eastwood joining the race with Richard Jewell, the potential impact of Joaquin Phoenix and Joker, as well as more concrete information about 1917. Factoring in that, along with having seen Marriage Story last week at Nyff
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Netflix Will Open ‘The Irishman’ on Broadway for a One-Month Run

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Netflix is refusing to play by the rules yet again. Stymied by the big theater chains, the streamer has booked Broadway’s Belasco Theatre for its November 1 opening of Martin Scorsese’s epic “The Irishman” for one of several New York theatrical dates. The three-and-a-half-hour mafia drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, which grabbed kudos when it opened the New York FIlm Festival, will play at the Shubert Organization’s historic midtown theater through December 1.

Netflix will install state-of-the-art film equipment for this first-ever movie showing in the 1,016-seat theater. Since the Belasco’s opening in 1907 its storied stage plays include “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Oh! Calcutta!,” “American Buffalo,” and most recently “Network.” Moving into the theater after “The Irishman” will be Conor McPherson’s Bob Dylan musical “Girl from the North Country,” which starts previews in February.

As befits a Broadway presentation, “The Irishman
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Dolemite Is My Name Review

When the magnetic profanity and jolting energy effortlessly diffuse onto the big screen, it becomes clear that Eddie Murphy’s church of comedy was sorely missed. Fortunately, its reunion takes the form of Dolemite Is My Name, Craig Brewer’s glistening and hilarious odyssey of artistic determination, Black creativity, and pop culture on the brink of representative transformation. Telling the outrageously true story of one of the most successful blaxploitation films of the 1970s – Rudy Ray Moore’s madcap, wonky yet wildly adored action caper, Dolemite – Murphy projects the cult classic creator with every comedic tactic he’s got. And though the film as a whole sometimes feels generic, we let the red carpet roll for Murphy’s raw, untamed talent.

Of course, movies celebrating the clunky conception of outsider cinema have become a subgenre in their own right, often featuring a robust lead to orbit around. Most recently joining
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Spc’s ‘Pain & Glory’ Best Subtitled Opener of Year, and Audiences Embrace a Chinese Propaganda Hit

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The fall awards season has begun in earnest, with “Judy” and its strong Best Actress candidate playing wide in its second weekend, and the opening dates for three potential Best Actor possibilities in one early October weekend.

“Joker,” of course, is wide, while Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name” and its limited dates had unknown results. But “Pain and Glory” is a return to form for Pedro Almodovar and his long time relationship with his domestic distributor, Sony Pictures Classics. Its strong initial New York/Los Angeles numbers show it outpaced all specialized subtitled films released this year and a few prior years besides other than possibly “Roma.”

Meanwhile, three Asian limited releases made the top 12. These include two action-oriented titles from India, but also the fascinating response to “My People, My Country,” an out-and-out propaganda-minded film that opened in 70 theaters right after its homeland Revolution holliday release.

Opening

Pain
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Movie Review – Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

Dolemite Is My Name, 2019. Directed by Craig Brewer. Starring Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Keegan-Michael Key, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Chris Rock, Aleksandar Filimonović, Ivo Nandi, Phil Abrams, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Kazy Tauginas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonel Claude, Gerald Downey, Joshua Weinstein, Chelsea Gilson, Denise Milfort, A.J. Tannen, Aaron Craven, Michael […]

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‘Dolemite is My Name’ reviews: Netflix biopic manages to be foul-mouthed and vulgar, but also ‘surprisingly wholesome’

‘Dolemite is My Name’ reviews: Netflix biopic manages to be foul-mouthed and vulgar, but also ‘surprisingly wholesome’
Eddie Murphy is angling for another comeback, and this time he’s doing it by channeling a comedian who helped make his own career possible. Murphy plays stand-up trailblazer and unlikely blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite is My Name,” which opened in limited release on October 4 ahead of its October 25 streaming premiere on Netflix. So what do critics think?

As of this writing “Dolemite” has a MetaCritic score of 74 based on 21 reviews counted thus far: 16 positive, 5 somewhat mixed. Things are even better on Rotten Tomatoes, the pass/fail critical aggregator where the film is rated 98% fresh based on 55 reviews: 54 of them positive and only one classified as a thumbs down. The lower MetaCritic score indicates that while the vast majority of the critics polled have affection for the film, not too many of them love it outright. But the Rt critics’ consensus says, “In dramatizing Rudy Ray Moore’s stranger-than-fiction story,
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