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Phantom Thread Preview Teases Daniel Day Lewis' Final Moments on Screen

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Phantom Thread Preview Teases Daniel Day Lewis' Final Moments on Screen
Focus Features has released a new trailer for Phantom Thread, which reveals that there will be sneak peek screenings in New York and Los Angeles between November 24 and November 30. The preview, released earlier today, has already proven to be quite popular, since all of the screenings in both cities are sold out. Given the immense demand for what will be iconic actor Daniel Day-Lewis' final film, it wouldn't be surprising if even more sneak peeks are added between now and the December 25 release date.

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young,
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Phantom Thread Trailer: Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Movie

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Phantom Thread Trailer: Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Movie
The first trailer for Phantom Thread arrives as Oscar season really begins to heat up. The drama is especially noteworthy, as it marks Daniel Day-Lewis' final movie as an actor. With this film wrapped, the Oscar-winner claims he's officially retiring.

Focus Features will release Phantom Thread in select cities on December 25, 2017. This will make it eligible for Oscar consideration. And considering it's pedigree, we could be looking at the movie that brings us Best Director, Best Actor and Best Movie when the Oscars are announced next year.

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young,
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At Last! See the Moment Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth Share Their Very First Kiss

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At Last! See the Moment Joy-Anna Duggar & Austin Forsyth Share Their Very First Kiss
Sealed with a kiss!

On Monday’s Counting On, viewers got to watch a two-hour special episode documenting Joy-Anna Duggar‘s wedding to Austin Forsyth — including their much-anticipated first kiss. (The Duggar family’s extremely conservative version of dating bans kissing until marriage and generally limits physical contact to “side-hugs.”)

“Are you ready?” Austin, 23, whispers to his bride in a clip from the scene.

“By the power vested in me in the state of Arkansas, I do pronounce that you are husband and wife,” their pastor announces. “In the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,
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Review: ‘The Foreigner’ Pits Jackie Chan Against James Bond In a Very Awkward Mash-Up

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Review: ‘The Foreigner’ Pits Jackie Chan Against James Bond In a Very Awkward Mash-Up
The Foreigner” is a twisty political thriller about an deputy minister (Pierce Brosnan) who’s plotting to pardon some imprisoned Ira fighters without reigniting the Troubles. “The Foreigner” is also a revenge saga in which Jackie Chan plays a Vietnamese (?) explosives expert who’s obsessively determined to identify and eliminate the bombers who blew up his teenage daughter. Believe it or not, those two narratives don’t really complement one another all that well. It turns out there might be a good reason why no one’s ever watched “In the Name of the Father” and thought to themselves: “You know what that movie was missing? Jackie Chan.”

On paper, it almost makes sense why someone would try to sandwich these very different storylines together — immigrants, so often assumed to be the perpetrators of domestic terrorism, are often the most overlooked of its casualties. And it’s possible this mash-up
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Johnny Depp says he would have 'taken a bullet' for Gerry Conlon

Hollywood star reveals close friendship with one of Guildford Four, who suggested he play him in film that became In the Name of the Father

Johnny Depp has described his close friendship with Gerry Conlon, saying he would have “taken a bullet” for him, in a moving foreword to a new biography of the man who spent 15 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted as an Ira bomber.

The unlikely friendship between the Hollywood actor and Conlon, one of the Guildford Four, began when the pair met in the Us in 1990, the year after Conlon had his conviction overturned and was released from prison. Their friendship was sealed at a gig by the Pogues, where Depp described Conlon and his brother as looking “just like the miscreant, unhinged maniacs I always tended to hang out with”. Depp describes the book, In the Name of the Son, as “a story
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Rooney Mara Experiences Romance and Hardship in U.S. Trailer for ‘The Secret Scripture’

Rooney Mara may not have any new premieres this year, but a pair of films from last year’s Tiff will finally be hitting U.S. theaters. Just a week after Una arrives, The Secret Scripture, directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father), will get a release. The story follows Vanessa Redgrave as an older version of Mara’s character, reflecting on her traumatic life in Ireland through writing a diary alongside a cast including Jack Reynor, Theo James, Aidan Turner, and Eric Bana.

We said in our review, “The result falls flat and all too conventional for the talent involved. The problem lies more in Sheridan’s direction than in Mara’s acting, which is to say that she does deliver another good performance here, but everything else does her talent a major disservice. Redgrave is also a stand-out, but the film feels
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Director always in the firing line by Richard Mowe

Terry George in Deauville: 'it was like flying under the radar until we got this made' Photo: Richard Mowe It was never going to be an easy task to mount a film about the Amernian Genocide in which almost two million Armenians were systematically killed or relocated by the Ottoman authorities in 1915. The Turkish Government still denies that it ever happened.

Writer and director Terry George who came to prominence making films about the troubles in Ireland (such as In the Name of the Father and The Boxer as well as the Oscar nominated Hotel Rwanda about the Tutsi genocide) is used to subjects with a touch of controversy.

As his film The Promise bows on DVD in the UK this week and is about to be released in French cinemas later in the year, George reflected on the backlash the film has attracted during his visit to the Festival of American Cinema in Deauville.
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Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting

Three-time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis has decided to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career, announcing that he will be retiring from acting following the release of his final film, an untitled collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson which is set for release on December 25th of this year.

Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” reads a statement from Day-Lewis’ spokesperson Leslee Dart. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

Having made his screen debut in 1971’s Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Day-Lewis went on to earn a reputation as one of the finest actors of all-time and is renowned for being extremely dedicated to his craft, often remaining in character off-screen during his roles. He is the only person to win three Best Actor Oscars – for My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood and Lincoln – and was nominated for two further Oscars for Gangs of New York and In the Name of the Father.
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Why Daniel Day-Lewis' Retirement Is a Major Loss to the Movies

Why Daniel Day-Lewis' Retirement Is a Major Loss to the Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis has earned many accolades and awards over the last 35 years, but perhaps no one has more perfectly encapsulated this actor's appeal than comedian Paul F. Tompkins. Cast in a tiny part in 2007's There Will Be Blood opposite Day-Lewis, the stand-up comic later related what their first on-set encounter was like. "Now, I had been told that Daniel Day-Lewis was kind of an intense person," Tompkins says. "And he's really not. He's really … The Most Intense Person that has ever lived on Earth. He's not doing anything – he's
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Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting: 10 Other Celebs Who Quit the Biz

Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting: 10 Other Celebs Who Quit the Biz
What would it take for you to walk away from the limelight? For Daniel Day-Lewis, it's three Oscars and lifetime career of being considered the best actor in the business. But even all that couldn't keep the notorious method actor, who famously built a canoe for Last of the Mohicans, broke his ribs for My Life Foot and spent time in solitary confinement for In the Name of the Father, in the game. Earlier today, the 60-year-old British actor made a surprise announcement, telling the world that he's stepping away from the stage and screen—for good. In the statement made to Variety, Day-Lewis' spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news: "Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working...
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Daniel Day-Lewis to quit acting

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Daniel Day-Lewis to quit acting
Three-time Oscar-winner’s last film will be Phantom Thread.

Daniel Day-Lewis, regarded in some quarters as the greatest film actor of his generation if not of all time, is to quit acting, his spokesperson said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The statement read: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

The three-time Oscar winner is working on what now appears to be his final film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s London haute couture drama Phantom Thread, which is scheduled to open on December 25 through Focus Features. Universal handles international distribution and Annapurna Pictures is producing the project, now in post.

The development immediately transforms Day-Lewis’ reunion with Anderson following his Oscar-winning turn in There Will Be Blood into an even
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Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting

Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting
Daniel Day-Lewis, the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning actor, has announced his retirement. The upcoming Phantom Thread, a drama that Variety reports will focus on the high-fashion industry, will be his last; the Paul Thomas Anderson–directed film will hit theaters on Christmas Day. The actor has not yet disclosed why he is quitting.

"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," his spokeswoman told Variety. "He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor
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Oscar-Winning Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Is Retiring

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Oscar-Winning Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Is Retiring
After winning three Oscars for his performances in My Left Foot in 1989, There Will Be Blood in 2007 and Lincoln in 2012, not to mention landing nominations for Gangs Of New York in 2002 and In the Name Of The Father in 1993, acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, as indicated in an […]

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Poll: What’s Daniel Day-Lewis’ Best Film?

Poll: What’s Daniel Day-Lewis’ Best Film?
Daniel Day-Lewis is leaving behind an impressive filmography in the wake of the news that he’s retiring from acting.

The actor earned three best actor Oscars through his career — for “Lincoln,” “There Will Be Blood,” and “My Left Foot” — and earned nominations for two others — “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.” Other major films include the adventure epic “The Last of the Mohicans,” musical “Nine,” and period drama “The Age of Innocence.”

The 60-year-old star is known throughout the industry as being a master of method acting. He famously confined himself to a wheelchair for his portrayal of Christy Brown in “My Left Foot.” He also committed to learning Czech for his role in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”

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Shocker! Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting (Exclusive)

Shocker! Daniel Day-Lewis Quits Acting (Exclusive)
Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, widely considered one of the preeminent actors of his generation, is retiring from acting, Variety has learned.

The 60-year-old star, who has played presidents, writers, and gang leaders in a career that has spanned four decades, has one final film awaiting release, an untitled drama set in the world of high fashion. It is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2017 and reunites him with Paul Thomas Anderson, who directed Day-Lewis to a best actor Oscar in 2007’s “There Will Be Blood.” Day-Lewis intends to help promote the movie, according to a person familiar with his plans.

He did not give a reason for his retirement. In a statement, Day-Lewis’ spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the news: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”

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Daniel Day-Lewis: His 12 Best Films

Day-Lewis is the only performer to ever win three best actor Oscars. He was honored for the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” for his turn as a rapacious oil man in “There Will Be Blood,” and for his performance as writer and artist Christy Brown in “My Left Foot.” He earned two other Academy Award nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.”

Day-Lewis has been praised for his shape-shifting acting and versatility. He is known for going to extreme lengths for his performances, frequently remaining in character off-screen. He has also starred in musicals (“Nine”), adventure epics (“The Last of the Mohicans“), and period dramas (“The Age of Innocence”).

The method master once learned Czech to play a philandering doctor in “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” listened to Eminem records to channel rage in “Gangs of New York,” and confined himself to a wheelchair for “My Left Foot” to play Brown, who had cerebral palsy.

Day-Lewis, who is the son of poet Cecil Day-Lewis and English actress Jill Balcon, made his screen debut at the age of 14 in a bit part in 1971’s “Sunday, Bloody Sunday.” He first gained attention on the stage and on television before dazzling critics in 1985 with the one-two punch of “My Beautiful Laundrette” and “A Room With a View,” convincingly playing a street tough and an upper class Edwardian.

Although he has remained in high demand, Day-Lewis is also known as being extremely selective, often waiting years between projects. In the late ’90s and early aughts he appeared to give up acting for a while, reportedly working as a cobbler before Martin Scorsese convinced him to return to the screen for “Gangs of New York.”

Day-Lewis has three children and is married to writer and director Rebecca Miller.

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Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season Coming to Blu-ray & DVD This September

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The latest adventures of the Winchester brothers are coming to a living room near you, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD on September 5th.

Press Release: Burbank, CA (May 30, 2017) – The Winchester family business adds a little more family in Season Twelve! Continue the thrilling and terrifying journey with the Winchester brothers when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 5, 2017. The set contains all 23 gripping episodes from Season Twelve and is packed with over four hours of bonus content – including 3 Mythology featurettes, commentaries, the show’s packed Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes and a priceless gag reel. Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season is priced to own at $49.99 Srp on DVD and $54.97 Srp on Blu-ray including a Digital Copy.

In the show’s twelfth season, Sam and Dean Winchester
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Cannes: Mister Smith Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mother’ Starring Clara Rugaard (Exclusive)

Cannes: Mister Smith Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Mother’ Starring Clara Rugaard (Exclusive)
Adding to a building Cannes slate, David Garrett’s Mister Smith Ent. has acquired international sales rights to Australian sci-fi thriller “Mother,” starring Clara Rugaard in a film that marks the feature debut of Grant Sputore.

Mother” is based on an original concept by Sputore and writer Michael Lloyd Green. The screenplay was on the 2016 Black List. Wme Global’s Graham Taylor is overseeing U.S. sales on the smart genre title.

Currently in pre-production, “Mother” will be introduced to buyers by Mister Smith Ent. at mid-May’s Cannes Festival.

A film which asks large questions – what qualifies as a family, or humanity, are just two – within a thriller format, “Mother” is produced by Western Australia’s Penguin Empire and Southern Light Films, the Australia and New Zealand-based company of veteran film producer Timothy White (“The Dark Horse,” “Son of a Gun”).

Described by Mister Smith as “a stylish and
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Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan and Pierce Brosnan heading to H-Block

Deadline is reporting that Anthropoid stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan have signed on to star alongside Pierce Brosnan in H-Block, a new film from Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, In America).

The film will tell the story of the ‘Great Escape’ from Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, where thirty-eight prisoners escaped from the maximum security H-Block, with only nineteen recaptured. The violent breakout saw twenty people injured, while one prison officer died of a heart attack after being stabbed.

Murphy will play the head of the Ira prisoners, who has earned the respect of the guards and now just wants a life of peace. Dornan will portray an Ira member who begins to discover weaknesses in the prison’s security, while Brosnan is starring as the film’s antagonist, the warden of Maze Prison who finds himself pitted against the escapees.
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Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy & Pierce Brosnan To Star In True-Life Prison Escape Movie ‘H-Block’

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Irish director Jim Sheridan is a six-time Oscar nominee for his work on acclaimed films like “My Left Foot,” “In The Name Of The Father” and “In America,” but his career has had ups and downs more recently — he was the decidedly odd choice to make 50 Cent biopic “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’”; “Brothers” with Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire failed to take off; horror-thriller “Dream House” had a troubled production and died at the box office; and Rooney Mara vehicle “The Secret Scripture” got tepid reviews at Tiff.

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Director Jim Sheridan’s Next: ‘H-Block’ Coming Together With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan

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Director Jim Sheridan’s Next: ‘H-Block’ Coming Together With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan
Exclusive: For his next film, Jim Sheridan is seizing upon a true story about the Maze Prison escape, which was known as the Great Escape when the story unfolded in Northern Ireland. The three-time Oscar-nominated writer-director behind such superb films as In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, The Field, In America and The Boxer has just cast Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Inception) and Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan to lead the cast, with Pierce Brosnan in talks to also…
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