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Trust: new trailer for Danny Boyle's series

Joseph Baxter Nick Harley Kirsten Howard Jan 10, 2018

Danny Boyle’s new crime series, Trust, focuses on the Getty kidnapping. An impressive cast has been assembled...

FX recently expanded its prestige drama lineup with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s new anthology series, titled Trust. This particular offering dramatises one of the most intriguing public criminal incidents of recent history with the ransom-seeking kidnapping of curly-locked young heir John Paul Getty III, which shockingly resulted in apparent indifference and noncompliance from the family patriarch.

While this story might ring familiar to those who caught All the Money In The World, the latest film from director Ridley Scott, expect this limited series to delve deeper into the Getty calamity.

A new trailer for the series has just arrived. Take a look...

Trust release date

Trust is set to debut in the Us on 25th March. We'll bring you the UK broadcast details when we have them.
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The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)

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The Evolution of Matt Damon From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Downsizing’ (Photos)
Matt Damon was just 18 when he made his movie debut with a small role in 1988’s “Mystic Pizza,” which was also the second feature of Julia Roberts. In 1992’s “School Ties,” Damon played a prep school bully who antagonized a Jewish student played by Brendan Fraser. Damon grew a peculiar, Ethan Hawke-like goatee for his role as Lt. Britton Davis in 1993’s “Geronimo: An American Legend.” Damon famously dropped 40 pounds off his already thin frame to play a drug-addled Gulf War veteran opposite Meg Ryan in 1996’s “Courage Under Fire.” For the role, he famously dropped 40 pounds off his already.
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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater’s Vet Drama Stuck at Half-Mast

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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater’s Vet Drama Stuck at Half-Mast
It’s usually the nuanced details, those flashes borne of unexpected truths, that lift a Richard Linklater film to another level. Think of the hidden insecurities in “Dazed and Confused,” the self-protective lies of the “Before” trilogy, or the dissonant perspectives in “Boyhood.” No matter what else is going on, the understated observations always resonate most strongly. There are plenty of truths to be found in “Last Flag Flying,” and a great deal of sincerity as well. But regrettably, there is not much in the way of understatement. Linklater cowrote the movie with Darryl Ponicsan (“School Ties”), who also penned
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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater’s Vet Drama Stuck at Half-Mast

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‘Last Flag Flying’ Review: Richard Linklater’s Vet Drama Stuck at Half-Mast
It’s usually the nuanced details, those flashes borne of unexpected truths, that lift a Richard Linklater film to another level. Think of the hidden insecurities in “Dazed and Confused,” the self-protective lies of the “Before” trilogy, or the dissonant perspectives in “Boyhood.” No matter what else is going on, the understated observations always resonate most strongly. There are plenty of truths to be found in “Last Flag Flying,” and a great deal of sincerity as well. But regrettably, there is not much in the way of understatement. Linklater cowrote the movie with Darryl Ponicsan (“School Ties”), who also penned
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Top 5 Football Films

Grab your beer, set your lineups and welcome the new football season! Yes, thats right! The 2017-2018 NFL season is here and to help kickoff this season I’ve decided to do a top five dedicated to films about the sport. I have always loved the sport since I was a kid. From playing “Tecmo Bowl”, “Madden” just about every year and NFL Blitz to playing the real thing for a number of years. I love the sport almost as much as I love movies. When you put the two together you can get some really memorable films. Here’s my picks for top five football films.

Little Giants

It seems like each sport has at least one film made for children. Baseball has Sandlot, hockey has Mighty Ducks, basketball has Space Jam and so on. Well when it comes to football that film is Little Giants. The Little Giants
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Brendan Fraser: the lost movie star?

Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017

Brendan Fraser seemed on the verge of being a major movie star in the late 1990s. But it never came to be. We look at why…

I remember going in to watch 1994’s Airheads at the cinema, at the time tempted to do so more by the name of Michael Lehmann on the end credits than Adam Sandler and Brendan Fraser above the title. Steve Buscemi’s presence helped too, of course. But Lehmann had, after all, come to the project off the back of the unfairly maligned Hudson Hawk, and also, this is the man who gave the world Heathers. Can’t grumble with that.

I’d not seen Brendan Fraser on the big screen before, although even by this stage, he’d earned some currency. Encino Man – California Man in the UK – had overcome savage reviews to prove a decent hit. School Ties, that I
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New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles

New to Hulu in May: ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Big Fish,’ the Return of ‘Casual’ and Many More Film and TV Titles
Hulu has announced the new titles that will be available to stream on the platform in May. Next month will see the streaming release of Oscar-nominated films such as Debra Granik’s 2010 drama “Winter’s Bone,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, and Tim Burton’s 2003 fantasy drama “Big Fish.”

Read More: Hulu and Annapurna Announce Streaming Partnership, With Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Project First in Line

Hulu’s origial series “Casual” returns for a third season on May 23. The original documentary “Becoming Bond,” about the life of George Lazenby, who played James Bond in the 1969 film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” will debut on May 20. Find the list of all titles coming to Hulu in May below.

May 1

Line of Duty: Complete Season 4 (BBC One)

South Park en Español: Complete Season 20 (Comedy Central)

48 Hrs. (1982)

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

Arrowhead (1952)

A View to a Kill (1985)

The Bad News Bears (1976)

Bad Influence (1990)

Bait Shop
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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Film Critics Are Forced to Pick a Favorite — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV 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.)

From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?

There can be only one.

Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox

This is a toughie. In terms of looks, both Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s faces remind me of between forty and fifty of my least-favorite classmates during
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Brendan Fraser: 10 Things To Know about The Affair’s Latest Cast Member

Actor Brendan Fraser has starred in a number of memorable roles from films such as Encino Man, School Ties, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Crash. Not only has he starred in movies and television series, he’s also done voice acting work on shows such as King of the Hill and The Simpsons. Although he left the spotlight for a number of years, Fraser is returning to TV for a recurring role on the Showtime hit The Affair. As it’s the theme of the show, there’s no doubt that he’ll either play someone involved in an extramarital affair

Brendan Fraser: 10 Things To Know about The Affair’s Latest Cast Member
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11 Perfect End-of-Summer Movies and TV Shows for Labor Day Weekend (Photos)

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11 Perfect End-of-Summer Movies and TV Shows for Labor Day Weekend (Photos)
The long Labor Day holiday is a perfect time to catch up on beach and back-to-school faves. “Weekend at Bernie’s” is maybe the ultimate Labor Day movie, a dark comedy about two guys running around the Hamptons with their dead boss’s corpse (long story). If you came of age in the ’90s, “Saved by the Bell” was unavoidable. Binge old episodes on Hulu. If you like to watch good-looking people in bathing suits running on the beach, “Baywatch” is your Labor Day show. John Belushi starred in “Animal House,” about a wild frat house in the early 1960s.
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'Jason Bourne' Again: In Praise of Matt Damon, Action Hero

'Jason Bourne' Again: In Praise of Matt Damon, Action Hero
Go back to December 1997, courtesy of whatever streaming service you favor or your vast DVD collection, and head directly to the 22-minute mark of Gus Van Sant's artisanal version of a feel-good movie, Good Will Hunting. Maybe you remember seeing that baby-faced lead actor before as one of the School Ties' anti-Semites, or that wraith of a military-veteran junkie in Courage Under Fire, or that eager-beaver legal eagle in the John Grisham potboiler The Rainmaker.

But chances are good that Hunting is the movie where Matt Damon initially
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Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
Melrose Place alum Amy Locane-Bovenizer may be headed back to prison after serving two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence for her involvement in a 2010 drunk driving car crash which killed a 60-year-old New Jersey woman.

The 44-year-old actress was released on parole in June 2015. But on Friday, a judge ruled that the leniency granted in the original prison term lacked sufficient explanation and that Locane-Bovenizer's trial judge must offer a more detailed justification of her downgraded sentence, according to court documents.

In November 2012, Locane-Bovenizer was acquitted of a more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter and convicted of the lesser-degree offense of second-degree vehicular homicide.
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Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

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Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
Melrose Place alum Amy Locane-Bovenizer may be headed back to prison after serving two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence for her involvement in a 2010 drunk driving car crash which killed a 60-year-old New Jersey woman. The 44-year-old actress was released on parole in June 2015. But on Friday, a judge ruled that the leniency granted in the original prison term lacked sufficient explanation and that Locane-Bovenizer's trial judge must offer a more detailed justification of her downgraded sentence, according to court documents. In November 2012, Locane-Bovenizer was acquitted of a more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter and convicted of the lesser-degree offense of second-degree vehicular homicide.
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Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

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Melrose Place Star Amy Locane-Bovenizer Headed Back to Court After Fatal Drunk Driving Crash
Melrose Place alum Amy Locane-Bovenizer may be headed back to prison after serving two-and-a-half years of a three-year sentence for her involvement in a 2010 drunk driving car crash which killed a 60-year-old New Jersey woman. The 44-year-old actress was released on parole in June 2015. But on Friday, a judge ruled that the leniency granted in the original prison term lacked sufficient explanation and that Locane-Bovenizer's trial judge must offer a more detailed justification of her downgraded sentence, according to court documents. In November 2012, Locane-Bovenizer was acquitted of a more serious charge of aggravated manslaughter and convicted of the lesser-degree offense of second-degree vehicular homicide.
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Matt Damon is Dashing On GQ’s August 2016 Cover

He’s one of the most-universally-loved guys in Tinseltown, and it turns out Matt Damon is also popular among his A-list peers.

In his August 2016 cover story for GQ magazine, the “School Ties” stud is exposed by his friends for being a good guy. Steven Soderbergh states, “You could walk around town with a checkbook offering to pay people a million dollars to say something bad about Matt [Damon], feeling secure you’d never have to write a check.”

Furthermore, Tina Fey discusses Matt’s friendship with Ben Affleck- “People would be like, ‘[Matt and Ben Affleck] are so cute!’ And I’d be like ‘They’re J.Crew sweaters. When you see all the colors next to each other, they look cute, but when you get one home, you’re like, Damn, I just got an orange sweater.’ But now that is withdrawn. In person, Matt holds up.” Damon replies, “Ben is the orange sweater,
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The Evolution of Matt Damon, From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Jason Bourne’ (Photos)

The Evolution of Matt Damon, From ‘Mystic Pizza’ to ‘Jason Bourne’ (Photos)
Matt Damon was just 18 when he made his movie debut with a small role in 1988’s “Mystic Pizza,” which was also the second feature of Julia Roberts. In 1992’s “School Ties,” Damon played a prep school bully who antagonized a Jewish student played by Brendan Fraser. Damon grew a peculiar, Ethan Hawke-like goatee for his role as Lt. Britton Davis in 1993’s “Geronimo: An American Legend.” Damon famously dropped 40 pounds off his already thin frame to play a drug-addled Gulf War veteran opposite Meg Ryan in 1996’s “Courage Under Fire.” For the role, he famously dropped 40 pounds off his already.
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Kevin Corrigan and Jayce Bartok Skewer New York Gentrification in New Web Series ‘The Holdouts’

Kevin Corrigan and Jayce Bartok Skewer New York Gentrification in New Web Series ‘The Holdouts’
“The Holdouts,” a new web series raising money on Kickstarter, is an ode to what some have called vanishing New York. It’s the story of “a blue collar guy who just wants to get day-wasted for three dollars,” but every gin joint he used to haunt has turned into a Starbucks or a Duane Reade or a Bank of America. Created by Dan Menke and Stephen Girasuolo, Menke wrote the script specifically with stars Kevin Corrigan (“Goodfellas,” “The Departed”) and Jayce Bartok (“The Cake Eaters”) in mind.

“Kevin and I for a while had been sending each other the Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York thing, bitching at four in the morning about something closing,” Menke said, speaking from his rent-controlled Williamsburg studio. “Being a native New Yorker as he is, the underlying theme of people being priced out and the struggle to try to stay here was definitely something Kevin connected with.” For years after meeting Corrigan, Menke wrote possible projects. “I would periodically get up the nerve to send them to him,” the writer said, “and he liked this one.”

Menke met Bartok when the actor appeared on his monthly variety show hosted by New York’s filthiest marionette, The Arty Need Show. Originally, the show was about two down and out actors — with a running gag that Corrigan would always get recognized for his role in “Goodfellas,” while Bartok got mistaken as someone’s cousin’s ex. “With the added backdrop of gentrification, the project has deepened exponentially,” said Bartok. “It gives it that meaning, that edge, that wow, this is relevant.”

Read More: Mary Stuart Masterson Wants to Open a Movie Studio in Upstate NY

Though he may be less recognizable than Corrigan, Bartok cut his teeth with bit parts in classics like “The Fisher King,” and “School Ties.” More recently, he has written and produced two features; “The Cake Eaters,” with Kristin Stewart and Bruce Dern, which won best feature at The Stony Brook Film Festival in 2008, and “Fall to Rise,” starring Daphne Rubin-Vega.

The gentrification subject is particularly relevant to Bartok, whose artist mother moved him to Soho when he was eleven. “We moved to Soho when it was bodegas and art galleries, that kind of ‘After Hours’ Martin Scorsese Soho, and over 20 years I watched it become this kind of Euro mall.” Bartok was a Soho holdout until five years ago, when he moved to the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn. “You couldn’t leave the house on weekends,” he said. “There was no neighborhood anymore.”

The series has a bit of an “Odd Couple” feel, with Bartok playing the naïve newbie and Corrigan schooling his character on the real New York. The team is hoping the five-minute episodes will gain momentum like the hit web series “High Maintenance,” and get picked up for television.

Why are such accomplished film and television actors turning to web content? According to Bartok, “these days, just business wise, when you have major movie stars doing pilot after pilot, and you’re competing with Tony winners for one episode of ‘Elementary,’ you’re like wow, this is it, it truly is an actor’s life.”

It almost sounds as tough as say, holding out on a New York apartment.

“The Holdouts” is produced by Savin Rock Entertainment. Help get it made by contributing on Kickstarter.

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Leslie Jones: 5 Reasons Why We Love the Ghostbusters Star

Leslie Jones: 5 Reasons Why We Love the Ghostbusters Star
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Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 19: School Ties

Last week, Blindspot stayed away from the usual formula and the plot did not revolve around Jane Doe’s (Jaimie Alexander) tattoos. This week, we’re back to business — and it’s a much-appreciated return. However, “In the Comet of Us” took a different approach than every other Blindspot episode. This week, we got to see how each member of our favorite FBI team handled the same situation, as well as the events that led to each one’s path. • Blindspot recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 … Continue reading →

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Will Ben Affleck Direct A DC Comics Movie? Here's What He Says

Movie-going audiences got to know Ben Affleck primarily as an actor first, having starred in early 1990s movies like School Ties, Dazed and Confused, and Glory Daze, but a successful reinvention within the last decade has turned him into one of the most respected directors in the industry. As a result of this, in combination with his signing on to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the growing DC Cinematic Universe, many have wondered if we may eventually see the performer/filmmaker helm a comic book film of his very own. Right now, nothing is on the books, but Affleck has revealed that he could certainly be motivated to take on a superhero blockbuster in the near future. Along with many of his Dccu cohorts, Ben Affleck took part in a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice press conference last week in Los Angeles, and it was during the proceedings that
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