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‘Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins Joins Chadwick Boseman On Uni Thriller ‘Expatriate’

‘Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins Joins Chadwick Boseman On Uni Thriller ‘Expatriate’
Exclusive: Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has attached to direct Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in Expatriate, an international thriller set around a 1970s plane hijacking. Boseman wrote the script with his writing partner Logan Coles. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce through their Universal-based Marc Platt Productions banner alongside Rain Man and Breaking Bad’s Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Productions. Mark Ceryak will also produce, and…
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Christopher Cantwell to Direct Aaron Paul’s ‘The Parts You Lose’

Christopher Cantwell to Direct Aaron Paul’s ‘The Parts You Lose’
The H Collective has hired Christopher Cantwell (“Halt and Catch Fire”) to direct the dramatic thriller “The Parts You Lose,” starring Aaron Paul and newcomer Danny Murphy.

The casting of Murphy, who will play the principal character of Wesley, follows a worldwide search for a young boy who is hard of hearing. This project falls under the H Collective’s production deal with Mark Johnson (“Breaking Bad”) who will produce under his Gran Via banner with Tom Williams and Paul. The H Collective will fully finance the feature.

The Parts You Lose,” written by Darren Lemke, follows the unlikely friendship that unfolds between a young deaf boy and a fugitive criminal who takes refuge in an abandoned barn on the family’s rural North Dakota farm. After forming a deep bond with the man, the boy must decide where to place his allegiances when the authorities begin to close in on the fugitive.

Lemke previously
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Three Men And A Baby at 30

Sophie Davies Nov 27, 2017

30 years on from its release, we take a look back at Three Men And A Baby and the French film that inspired it...

In 1987, a comedy directed by Mr Spock with Magnum Pi, Sam from Cheers and the star of Police Academy was the highest grossing film at the Us box office. For context, it made almost as much money as Lethal Weapon, Predator and Robocop in that year combined. So where are all of its diehard fans?

Among the most successful films of the 1980s, Leonard Nimoy’s Three Men And A Baby stands out as a bit of an anomaly. Despite being hugely popular in its time, it seems to have faded out of the public consciousness without leaving much of a mark, and you’d be hard pushed to find someone who would name it as one of their favourite films. In fact, it
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Movie News: New 'Terminator' Moves Forward; Watch First 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

Terminator: After securing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), the next installment in the Terminator series continues to move forward. Veteran scribe Billy Ray, an Academy Award nominee for Captain Phillips, has now been hired to rewrite the screenplay, which is based on a story by producer James Cameron that follows events after Terminator 2: Judgment Day and introduces a new set of characters. [The Wrap]   I Almost Forgot About You: Viola Davis (Fences, above) will star in an adaptation of I Almost Forgot About You, based on the popular novel by Terry McMillan. The story follows a successful optometrist who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) will direct. Oscar winner Ron Bass (Rain Man) will write...

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Viola Davis To Star in and Produce “I Almost Forgot About You”

Davis in “Fences

Viola Davis is teaming up with the director of “Girls Trip.” The “How to Get Away with Murder” star will topline and produce an adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best-selling novel “I Almost Forgot About You” helmed by Malcolm D. Lee. Shadow and Act reports that Universal snagged the rights to the novel after making “a huge, competitive bid.”

The pic sees Davis playing Georgia Young, a “twice-divorced, successful optometrist. Despite a life, full of great friends, and family, she hasn’t felt a romantic spark in a while, and feeling bored and restless,” according to an official synopsis. “She decides it’s time to change, and goes on a wild journey of self-discovery, reuniting with old lovers, and getting a brand new lease on life.”

McMillan is penning the script with Ron Bass (“Rain Man,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”).

Davis won an Oscar earlier
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Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?

Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?
Everyone is curious about how Oscar voting will be affected by the Academy’s new members, with 1,700 individuals (or 23%) invited in the past three years.

For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?

Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.

This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”

But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.

For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many
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'Roman J. Israel, Esq' Review: 'Great' Denzel Washington Breaks New Ground

'Roman J. Israel, Esq' Review: 'Great' Denzel Washington Breaks New Ground
Whatever faults you find in Roman J. Israel, Esq as a movie – it tends to meander – there is no disputing the start-to-finish excellence of Denzel Washington in the title role. You may think you know Washington as an actor, but you've never seen him like this. He is riveting as Roman J. Israel, Esq. – he likes the formality of the name – a Los Angeles-based lawyer whose ideals (and three-inch Afro) are stuck in the social-activist 1960s that formed him. A silent partner in a law firm specializing in pro bono cases,
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"It Changed Everything": Five Dustin Hoffman Accusers Tell Harrowing Stories of Sexually Predatory Behavior

Over the course of a remarkable seven-decade career, Dustin Hoffman, 80, has scaled heights seen by just a handful of actors. He has earned seven Oscar nominations for films like The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Tootsie, Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man — winning statuettes for the latter two. On Nov. 27, that career was feted with a special tribute at the Gotham Awards. Hoffman's "wide range of roles — often portraying antiheroes or the marginalized — have firmly placed him amongst the most compelling actors to have graced the screen," explained Ifp executive director Joana Vicente of the honor.

But...
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‘Genius’ Producer Accuses Dustin Hoffman of Sexually Harassing Her in 1991 (Exclusive)

‘Genius’ Producer Accuses Dustin Hoffman of Sexually Harassing Her in 1991 (Exclusive)
Wendy Riss Gatsiounis was a struggling playwright working a temp job in New York City in 1991 when she got what she hoped would be her big break. Her play “A Darker Purpose” had been given a staged reading at the Public Theater, and she had scheduled a meeting with Dustin Hoffman and “Tootsie” screenwriter Murray Schisgal to discuss adapting it into a feature film for Hoffman to star in. “It was a huge thing,” she told Variety.

But, Riss Gatsiounis said, the two meetings that took place at the Rockefeller Center office of Hoffman’s Punch Productions led to confusion and self-doubt after Hoffman allegedly propositioned her and attempted to persuade her to leave the office and accompany him to a store in a nearby hotel. Riss Gatsiounis was in her 20s; Hoffman was 53.

A spokesperson for Hoffman declined to comment. Schisgal told Variety in a statement: “Dustin Hoffman and I took many meetings with writers and playwrights
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Dustin Hoffman Apologizes for Sexually Harassing 17-Year-Old Intern

Dustin Hoffman Apologizes for Sexually Harassing 17-Year-Old Intern
Two time Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman is now the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct. The actor, best known for his work in movies like Rain Man and All the President's Men, has been accused of sexually harassing writer Anna Graham Hunter while working on the 1985 TV film, Death of a Salesman. At the time of her encounters with Hoffman, she was just 17-years-old. Here's what she had to say about it in a recent column.

"When I was a senior in high school in New York City, interning as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV film, he asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did. He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me. One morning I went to his dressing room
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Dustin Hoffman Accused Of Sexually Harassing 17-Year-Old

Where does it end?

Following accusations of sexual harassment against Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Jeremy Piven, all this week, no less, the latest Hollywood star to come under fire is acting legend Dustin Hoffman.

Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that in 1985, when she was 17-years-old, the Rain Man star groped her on the set of TV movie Death of a Salesman and spoke “inappropriately” with her.

“He asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did,” Hunter said. “He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me. One morning I went to his dressing room to take his breakfast order; he looked at me and grinned, taking his time. Then he said, ‘I’ll have a hard-boiled egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris.’ His entourage burst out laughing. I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried.
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola to Receive Tributes at 2017 Gotham Awards

Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola to Receive Tributes at 2017 Gotham Awards
Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola will be honored at the 2017 Gotham Awards, joining a lineup of tribute recipients that already includes Nicole Kidman and Al Gore, among others.

Handed out annual by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), the Gothams dole out a handful of pre-announced tribute awards as part of a ceremony that focuses on indie films. Hoffman, whose career includes films such as “The Graduate,” “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie” and “Rain Man,” has a movie out this awards season with “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”

Coppola, meanwhile, get the tribute for director. Her latest, the well-received “The Beguiled” (with a cast that includes Kidman), was released in June after previous credits that include “Lost in Translation,” “Somewhere,” “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring.”

Hoffman and Coppola join a lineup of tributees that also includes honorees for actress (Kidman), humanitarian (Gore), cinematographer (Ed Lachman) and industry achievement (Jason Blum). Prior years have seen tributes go
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Q&A: Composer Kevin Blumenfeld on Making Music for go90’s In The Vault and The Walking Dead Webisodes

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Composer Kevin Blumenfeld has enhanced scares through his music on The Walking Dead webisodes, and now he's bringing horror to the halls of higher education with his electronic score for go90's new murder mystery series, In the Vault. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Blumenfeld to discuss his new project, working within the world of The Walking Dead, and the horror films that have inspired and influenced him over the years.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Kevin. When did you initially become interested in music and what did you listen to in your formative years?

Kevin Blumenfeld: I’d say I became interested in music when I was about four or five years old. My father started taking piano lessons. Which, in retrospect, is very hard to imagine. I’d sit at the bottom of the stairs and would just listen.
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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

Last weekend saw the release of the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, “American Made,” and critics are raving that it’s better than “The Mummy!” In honor of this great achievement, we ask: What is Tom Cruise’s greatest performance?

Read More:‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents E. Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush.com

The greatest Tom Cruise performance of all time happened on Oprah’s couch in 2005. But in the movies? “Magnolia.” It’s the best, but it’s also the “most” Cruise performance. His batshit insanity just barely holds together the fragile insecurity of the man beneath the horndog motivation speaker.
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Coming to America 2 Gets Snatched Director Jonathan Levine

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Coming to America 2 Gets Snatched Director Jonathan Levine
Paramount is moving forward with the long-gestating sequel Coming to America 2, setting a new director and writer. Jonathan Levine (Snatched) has come aboard to direct this Coming to America sequel, working from a script by Kenya Barris (Black-ish, Barbershop: The Next Cut). The project was first rumored earlier this year, but was eventually confirmed, and now it seems the studio is moving forward on this sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this sequel, which comes five months after original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were brought on by Paramount to write the script. It isn't clear if Kenya Barris will be working from their draft, or if he will be doing a page-one rewrite and starting from scratch. Paramount hasn't set a release date or a production schedule yet, but with a new director and writer aboard, that may happen sooner rather than later.
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David Oyelowo To Be Honored At Geanco Foundation Benefit

The Geanco Foundation, which saves and transforms lives in Africa, will hold its annual star-studded Hollywood fundraiser on Tuesday, October 3, at Spectra in the Pacific Design Center.

Each year, Geanco hosts this benefit to rally support for vulnerable women and children in Nigeria. Golden Globe nominee and Geanco’s 2015 Global Promise Award recipient David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar, Queen of Katwe) will host the event alongside NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon. Three-time Grammy winner Kevin K.O. Olusola of the multi-platinum musical group Pentatonix will open the program with a special musical performance.

“David and Warren are cherished, dedicated leaders of our Geanco Foundation family of supporters,” said Afam Onyema, Geanco’s Co-Founder and COO. “I am honored to have them as our event co-Chairs, and we are especially delighted that Kevin will inspire us all with his brilliant musical talent.”

Oscar-nominated actors and previous Global Promise honorees Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange,
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