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Patrick Stewart on ‘Star Trek’: The ‘Highlight That Had the Biggest Impact on My Life’

Patrick Stewart on ‘Star Trek’: The ‘Highlight That Had the Biggest Impact on My Life’
Sir Patrick Stewart was in the United Arab Emirates this week to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai Film Festival. Variety Studio caught up with the legendary star of stage and screen to discuss that lifetime of achievements, and its unconventional highlights.

“There have been so many highlights, many of which would not be seen as the outside world as highlights. But, they were for me,” Stewart started.

According to him, the first such highlight-in-disguise came in the form of a six-pounds-fifty a week salary for filling the role of stage-manager/actor in a preparatory theater. He said: “That was a highlight because it moved me from a trained actor who doesn’t have a job, to a professional actor being paid.”

He then recalled another: “Finally being accepted into the Royal Shakespeare company. The only ambition I had ever really had was to work with that organization.”

Similarly meaningful
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Logan Director Worried About Potential Fox/Disney Deal

When the news broke about the possibility of Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox, two very distinct schools of thought immediately emerged. On the one hand, some people became very excited about more Marvel characters being brought into the McU. On the other hand, some became very concerned about the idea of one of the biggest, most pervasive entertainment companies in the world getting bigger and more pervasive. Now that awards season has begun in earnest, the potential Fox-Disney merger is a subject being posed to many filmmakers, and Logan director James Mangold has not been holding back.

With the X-Men threequel generating some serious awards buzz, Mangold participated in a screening and panel discussion at Midtown Manhattan’s Whitby Hotel, along with cast members Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. Mangold, when asked about his feelings regarding the potential merger, reflected on his collaborations with the studio – including Logan – and explained
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When Irrfan Khan meet the legendary Patrick Stewart

When Irrfan Khan meet the legendary Patrick Stewart
From working in Hollywood films to making us proud by winning awards at international film festivals Irrfan Khan has never let his audiences down. Adding to his list of achievements, Irrfan recently was honoured with a special award for his ‘incredible body of work’ at the Dubai International Film Festival last week. Sharing this honourRead More

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Patrick Stewart keen on Jean-Luc Picard return for Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek

Earlier in the week came the rather surprising news that Quentin Tarantino had pitched an idea for a Star Trek movie to J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures, with the studio now said to be moving ahead at warp speed on the project.

As yet, we have no idea what Tarantino has in store for the project, or what time period / timeline he’ll be playing in, but should he decide to venture to the Next Generation era, then Patrick Stewart has revealed that he’d be more than happy to reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard.

“People are always saying to me, ‘Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?’ And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about,” said Stewart (via THR). “But one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much, and to
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Ellen DeGeneres' New Carpinteria Home Under Threat of Wildfires (Update)

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4:50 Pm Pt -- Rob Lowe has evacuated his home due to the Thomas Fire. Ellen DeGeneres' new beach side house is now under threat of being scorched by SoCal wildfires ... and it sounds like she's starting to evacuate. Our house is under threat of being burned. We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters. The live stream is on t.
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Patrick Stewart Is Down For that Quentin Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ Movie

Patrick Stewart Is Down For that Quentin Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ Movie
It’s been a weird week for Star Trek. On Monday, news broke that Quentin Tarantino might be directing the next Star Trek film. Later in the week came word that not only is Tarantino still planning to direct, but he also insisted his Star Trek movie be rated R, and Paramount agreed. Now here’s something new (sort of): Star Trek: […]

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Tarantino's R-Rated "Star Trek"

"Star Trek" actor Patrick Stewart is eager to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard for writer/director Quentin Tarantino's R-rated "Star Trek" movie, that is headed to the Paramount 'writers room' to be developed for Tarantino to direct:

"...one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino," said Stewart. "I admire his work so much, and to be in a Tarantino film would give me so much satisfaction. So, if he is going to direct something to do with 'Star Tre' and there was the possibility of dear old 'Jean-Luc' showing up again and doing that for Mr Tarantino, I would embrace it."

Tarantino is keen on 'time travel' stories including writer Harlan Ellison's "Star Trek" TV episode "City on the Edge of Forever", as well as the "Star Trek The Next Generation" episode "Yesterday's Enterprise" (1990), considering it to be the best of all the "Star Trek" stories set in the 24th century.
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Patrick Stewart Would Return In A Flash For Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek

The general reaction to the news that it’s looking like Paramount might go ahead with Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated Star Trek feature film can be summed up in three letters. W, T and F. How on earth can the famously idiosyncratic director, know for his absurdly violent genre cinema, slot neatly into the pristine and sober world of Star Trek?

Then again, they say opposites attract and perhaps Tarantino could be just the guy to inject a shot of adrenaline into the venerable sci-fi property’s bloodstream. Understandably, this news has created a considerable buzz around the project and in a recent interview, THR asked Patrick Stewart whether he’d consider returning to the franchise to reprise his role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, to which he said:

“One of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much and to be in a Tarantino film
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Will Patrick Stewart Return as Picard in Tarantino's Star Trek Movie?

Will Patrick Stewart Return as Picard in Tarantino's Star Trek Movie?
This Tarantino Abrams Star Trek movie gets more interesting by the minute. Not only is Quentin Tarantino teaming with J.J. Abrams for this Star Trek movie, but it's going to be R-rated and, if all goes well, the Pulp Fiction director is going to helm the movie as well, working with a story he pitched to Paramount and Abrams. Now, to make matters even more crazy and possibly awesome, Patrick Stewart says he'd be willing to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard for this Star Trek movie, if there's a place for him. Here's what he had to say about it in a recent interview.

"People are always saying to me, 'Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?' And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about. But one of my dreams is to work with Tarantino. I admire his work so much,
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Patrick Stewart Reveals One Thing That Would Make Him Reprise ‘Star Trek’ Role

He stopped playing “Star Trek”‘s Captain Jean-Luc Picard over 20 years ago, but Sir Patrick Stewart has said he would consider reprising the role… on one condition. Despite the 77-year-old being reluctant when asked whether his character would ever return to the screen, he eventually admitted there was one possible way he’d wear that uniform […]
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David Harbour Says ‘Hellboy’ Is a ‘Monster Movie That’s Dark and Scary’

David Harbour Says ‘Hellboy’ Is a ‘Monster Movie That’s Dark and Scary’
David Harbour is gearing up to play a different type of Hellboy.

The actor discussed, at the Variety Studio at the Dubai International Film Festival, the challenges that come with assuming the signature superhero.

“It’s the most physical role I’ve ever played,” Harbour said. “The stunts are incredible, and the action is really incredible, and I’m way too old to be doing that stuff.”

Another trial is undergoing the aesthetic transformation involved with Hellboy’s extensive, makeup-heavy look. “It’s two to two-and-a-half hours in a chair every morning being painted red with all these prosthetics,” he said.

Harbour, who said he read “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola’s graphic novels when he was in his 20s, likened superhero movies to the mythos of ancient Greece. While they had Agamemnon, Achilles, and Cressida, modern America has Captain America, Iron Man, and Superman.

“They are mythos, so I wanted to be involved in that conversation,” he said
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Patrick Stewart would return to Star Trek for Tarantino's film

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Very recently Patrick Stewart said he can’t imagine a world where he would return to the world of Star Trek as Jean-Luc Picard. Though tragic as that may be, perhaps his work on Logan gave him a hankering to drop f-bombs all the time because he has now come out and said that he would “embrace” the opportunity to leap back into space if the Trek movie from Quentin Tarantino goes... Read More...
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Patrick Stewart Might Reprise Jean-Luc Picard Role if Tarantino Directs 'Star Trek'

Patrick Stewart Might Reprise Jean-Luc Picard Role if Tarantino Directs 'Star Trek'
Could Star Trek fans see a return of one of its most famous faces?

Following the news that Quentin Tarantino was working on a new idea for the franchise alongside J.J. Abrams, with plans to direct, Patrick Stewart has thrown an unlikely hat back into the intergalactic ring. 

"People are always saying to me, 'Will you be Jean-Luc Picard again?' And I cannot think that would be possible, but there are ways in which something like that might come about," the iconic actor told The Hollywood Reporter, speaking from the sidelines of the Dubai International Film Festival, where he received...
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Dubai: Arab World Women Directors: Rana Eid, ‘Panoptic’

Dubai: Arab World Women Directors: Rana Eid, ‘Panoptic’
Panoptic,” the ambitious documentary debut of Lebanese sound designer Rana Eid, arrives at its Dubai competition berth after a world premiere at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival and a First Lights kudo from the Jihlava Film Festival in the Czech Republic. A new take on the genre of city symphony/documentary essay, Eid’s film offers a complex and poetic inquiry into Beirut’s underground and the roots of conflict in her country.

Eid started writing with the locations and general concept in mind, but the structure of the film suggested itself during editing. She says, “It is at that stage that I realized that an essay documentary will resemble more the mood I wanted to have, this trip into the core of Beirut and my own memories.”

After working as a sound editor and sound designer for compatriot filmmakers including Ghassan Salhab, Vatche Boulghourjian, Khalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas and Philippe Aractangi, Eid at first
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Irrfan Khan felicitated alongside the likes of Patrick Stewart and Cate Blanchett at the Dubai International Film Festival

Irrfan Khan felicitated alongside the likes of Patrick Stewart and Cate Blanchett at the Dubai International Film Festival
The 14th Dubai International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday and the red carpet was graced by top western, Arab and Bollywood talent. Irrfan Khan was honoured for his ‘incredible body of work’ at this much-awaited film festival which year on year sees the who’s who of international cinema gracing the festival. Irrfan Khan was presentRead More

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The Florida Project Named Best Picture by the Detroit Film Critics Society

The Detroit Film Critics Society (of which CinemaNerdz Editor-in-Chief, Mike Tyrkus, is a member) is pleased to announce the Best of 2017 winners in twelve categories. The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of nineteen film critics with a Michigan connection who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and New York City.

Each critic submitted their top five picks in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Breakthrough in any category, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary. Two additional categories were added this year for Best Animated Feature and Best Use of Music making a total of twelve (12) categories.

From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top five
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Dubai: Arab World Women Directors – Claire Belhassine, ‘The Man Behind the Microphone’

Dubai: Arab World Women Directors – Claire Belhassine, ‘The Man Behind the Microphone’
After a well-received world premiere at Idfa, UK-based Claire Belhassine brings her first documentary feature “The Man Behind The Microphone,” the story of Hedi Jouini (1909-1990), known as “Tunisia’s Frank Sinatra” – and her paternal grandfather – to Diff’s Muhr competition. Her film is more than a music biopic, as it keeps in its purview a complicated family history and the many societal changes taking place in Tunisia during the performer’s popularity.

The process of making the film proved a journey of discovery for Belhassine. She says, “My father moved to the U.K. in the 1960s and I was born and raised there not knowing or having any other connection to my huge family in Tunisia other than summer visits.” Her main memories of her grandfather, who was often away from home, were of his warmth and kindness and the beautiful way he dressed.

Her father Ferid, meanwhile, had his reasons
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Variety Partners With Dubai International Film Festival for Inaugural Middle East Interview Studio

Variety, in association with the Dubai International Film Festival, has announced its first interview studio in the Middle East.

The interview-only studio will be located at the Al Naseem Hotel Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Interviews, all presented by the Dubai International Film Festival and Empire International, will take place during the film festival and will later appear on Variety’s website and social media accounts.

Some of the international actors and filmmakers likely to participate include Sonam Kapoor, Claes Bang, Haifaa Al Mansour, David Harbour, Hend Sabri, Olga Kurylenko, Patrick Stewart, Dee Rees, Kimberly Peirce, and Niki Caro.

“Variety is a brand that has been synonymous with entertainment all over the world for more than a century, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival,” Shivani Pandya Diff managing director said. “The Variety Studio will be buzzing with activity throughout the festival, sharing the excitement
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Hugh Jackman said goodbye to Wolverine with “tears” in his eyes

Hugh Jackman has commented on the emotions he felt when saying goodbye to Wolverine.

This year Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to the character Wolverine, giving his final performance as the mutant in the critically acclaimed Logan.

The actor had portrayed the fan favourite X-Man for 17 years so it was no easy thing to do. In an interview with Variety, Jackman touched on this, explaining how he felt and the regret he has.

“I wish I’d started playing him like that 17 years ago,” Jackman said. “So there’s some sense of missed opportunity, but when I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes. The main feeling I had was: “There, that’s the character. I feel like I’ve done it now.” And I was calm and at peace, but I’m going to miss that guy.”

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Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted

Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The 14th Dubai Intl. Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the Middle East premiere of U.S. director Scott Cooper’s violent Western “Hostiles” playing up its underlying theme of reconciliation and Cate Blanchett and Patrick Stewart providing some Western star power on the glitzy red carpet dominated by top Arab and Bollywood talent.

Blanchett, in fine fetter, after praising the fest for celebrating “diverse voices within the region” noted on stage that she was the opening ceremony’s first honoree: “It’s ladies first tonight, which is probably a good motto heading forward for the film industry,” she said.

Also receiving awards from Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the son of Dubai’s ruler, were Indian icon Irrfan Khan (“Inferno,” “Life of Pi”) who said that “cinema has given him the strength to live in times of insecurity”; revered Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed, who got a standing
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