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2018 SAG Awards: 4 reasons why Alexander Skarsgard (‘Big Little Lies’) will complete awards sweep on Sunday

On Sunday, January 21, Alexander Skarsgard is hoping to complete his awards sweep for HBO’s “Big Little Lies” by taking home the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award. (See the list of SAG nominations.) While Gold Derby’s combined predictions have Skarsgard tied with Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”) at 6/5 odds to win, scroll down to see why I predict that Skarsgard has the edge over all of his competitors: De Niro, Jeff Daniels (“Godless”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”) and Geoffrey Rush (“Genius”).

Clean sweep — The Swedish actor has already claimed victory at the Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards for “Big Little Lies,” so a SAG triumph would give him a clean sweep of the four major televised kudos. Sometimes sweeps just happen and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop them. Look at Sarah Paulson‘s awards domination last year for “The People v.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

We live in an era where the specter and awareness of child abuse is so pervasive that you can’t just throw that issue into a narrative without really taking it on — doing anything less would be like introducing the proverbial gun and then never having anyone fire it. Based on Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s 2014 drama of the same title, Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” stars Maggie Gyllenthal as the title figure, a dissatisfied working wife and mother on Staten Island whose frustrated artistic aspirations find an outlet of sorts in the discovery that one of her 5-year-old charges is an apparent poetical prodigy.

As her interest rapidly grows from enthusiasm to obsession, she begins crossing the line of acceptable professional behavior — but with viewers uncertain whether she’s simply an over-zealous mentor or someone who poses a real threat to a child’s well-being, the ambiguity with which Colangelo views that line-crossing frustrates as well
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Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyzed Cartoonist in Trailer For Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

The first trailer has been released for director Gus Van Sant's (Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Milk) new film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot. The movie is based on a true story and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, a slacker alcoholic from Portland whose life is turned upside down when he is paralyzed in a car accident. This difficult journey leads him on a path to becoming a cartoonist.

The movie has a great supporting cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black. The movie will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and I plan on catching a screening of this film while I'm there. It looks like Pheonix is going to give another great performance! Here's the synopsis:

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends
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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyzed Cartoonist

‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Plays a Paralyzed Cartoonist
This week kicks off the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and we’ll be catching glimpses of plenty of indie releases that will likely be hitting theaters throughout the year, not to mention some possible awards contenders for next year. In fact, director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) seems to have a contender premiering at the festival […]

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Matt Damon Wishes He ‘Listened A Lot More’ Before Talking About Sexual Harassment: ‘I Am Really Sorry’

Matt Damon Wishes He ‘Listened A Lot More’ Before Talking About Sexual Harassment: ‘I Am Really Sorry’
Matt Damon is apologizing for unpopular opinions he made about sexual harassment during the fall and winter while he was promoting his films “Suburbicon” and “Downsizing.” The actor was being interviewed on Today to promote his Water.org Super Bowl commercial when the conversation pivoted to Damon’s controversial remarks.

Read More:Matt Damon on Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken: Not All Sexual Misconduct ‘Belongs in the Same Category’

“I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,” Damon admitted. “I don’t want to further anybody’s pain with anything that I do or say. So for that I am really sorry. A lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change…but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while.
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‘Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Leads Gus Van Sant’s Latest

Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot. Written and directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), the film is based on the memoir of the same name by cartoonist, artist, and musician John Callahan. Joaquin Phoenix plays Callahan, who becomes a quadriplegic in a car accident at the age of 21 after a day of drinking. Thereafter, he finds friendship in a local AA group spurred by his honesty and wicked sense of humor, which he also channels into his talent for drawing irreverent and …
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Fans Petition to Remove Matt Damon from Ocean's 8

Fans Petition to Remove Matt Damon from Ocean's 8
Fans are calling to remove Matt Damon from Ocean's 8. With the first trailer recently released, there's a lot of excitement surrounding the female-led Ocean's movie, which takes place in the same universe as Ocean's Eleven. Damon is set to reprise his role from the Ocean's movies, in order to provide a bit of connective tissue. However, given some recent comments he made about sexual harassment in Hollywood, a petition has been started online calling for the producers to remove him from the movie. Here's how the beginning of the petition reads.

"The all-female reboot of Ocean's 8 was supposed to be an empowering film for women. The movie spotlight the talents of its tremendous female cast and showcase the savvy and prowess of its characters. But that was before allegations that Matt Damon, who has a well-publicized cameo in Oceans 8, not only ignored but enabled his friend Harvey Weinstein
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Matt Damon Says the 'Whole S---load of Guys' Who Aren't Sexual Predators Need More Attention

Matt Damon Says the 'Whole S---load of Guys' Who Aren't Sexual Predators Need More Attention
Matt Damon is speaking out on the sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood, saying that we should be paying more attention to the men who are not sexual predators.

After receiving backlash for other remarks he’s made on the subject, Damon told Business Insider, “We’re in this watershed moment, and it’s great, but I think one thing that’s not being talked about is there are a whole s—load of guys — the preponderance of men I’ve worked with — who don’t do this kind of thing and whose lives aren’t going to be affected.”

He added,
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Minnie Driver Explains Why She Slammed Matt Damon's Disparaging Comments on Sexual Misconduct

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Minnie Driver Explains Why She Slammed Matt Damon's Disparaging Comments on Sexual Misconduct
Matt Damon is the latest male star to offer his two cents on the recent spate of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood, and his disparaging comments were met with lots of eye-rolls - as well as a rebuke from his former girlfriend and costar Minnie Driver. In a recent interview with ABC News, Matt was asked about the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein - whose former company, Miramax, produced many of Matt's movies - and comedian Louis C.K.; he told Peter Travers that those accused are being put into "one big bucket" and that there's a "spectrum of behavior" when it comes to sexual misconduct. "There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" he said. "Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?" Matt also
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Minnie Driver Wants Men Everywhere To Know ‘They Can’t Tell Women About Their Abuse’

Minnie Driver Wants Men Everywhere To Know ‘They Can’t Tell Women About Their Abuse’
Minnie Driver slammed Matt Damon last week on Twitter after the actor told Peter Travers of Rolling Stone that it would be unfair to compare accused harassers like Al Franken to Harvey Weinstein because their allegations “don’t belong in the same category.” Driver called Damon’s remarks “bollocks,” and she has elaborated on her feelings in a powerful new interview with The Guardian.

Read More:Minnie Driver Has Some Issues With Matt Damon’s Sexual Harassment Opinions: ‘Good God, Seriously?’

“I felt I desperately needed to say something,” Driver said about tweeting out against Damon, who she dated and starred opposite in “Good Will Hunting.” “I’ve realized that most men, good men, the men that I love, there is a cut-off in their ability to understand. They simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level.”

“I honestly think that until we get on the same page,
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Harvey Weinstein Denies Blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Amid Peter Jackson’s Claims

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Harvey Weinstein Denies Blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino Amid Peter Jackson’s Claims
Harvey Weinstein has denied trying to derail the careers of Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd after director Peter Jackson claimed the disgraced producer attempted to prevent the two women from starring in his Lord of the Rings franchise.

In a statement issued on Saturday to People, a spokesperson for Weinstein renounced the accusations against Weinstein and his brother, Bob.

“As Peter Jackson explained in his own statement, Bob and Harvey Weinstein had nothing to do with Lord of the Rings,” the spokesperson said. “If Ashley Judd said she was in conversations with Mr. Jackson and reviewed sketches, it was under New Line,
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Minnie Driver Says Men Like Matt Damon Can’t Understand What Abuse Is: ‘There Is a Cut-Off’

Minnie Driver Says Men Like Matt Damon Can’t Understand What Abuse Is: ‘There Is a Cut-Off’
Minnie Driver “desperately” felt the urge to speak out against former costar Matt Damon‘s recent comments asserting that the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood don’t all carry the same weight.

After briefly speaking out about the 47-year-old actor’s controversial new interview from ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers on Twitter, Driver told The Guardian that Damon shouldn’t be explaining sexual misconduct against women as he can’t understand what it’s like.

“I felt I desperately needed to say something. I’ve realized that most men, good men, the men that I love,
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Alyssa Milano Slams Matt Damon's Controversial Sexual Misconduct Comments

Alyssa Milano Slams Matt Damon's Controversial Sexual Misconduct Comments
Alyssa Milano has a message for Matt Damon.

Damon made headlines for controversial comments he made regarding sexual misconduct during a Thursday interview with ABC News' Peter Travers, sparking a serious response from the former Charmed star.

"Dear Matt Damon, It’s the micro that makes the macro," Milano, 44, tweeted on Friday. "We are in a 'culture of outrage' because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous."

"I have been a victim of each component of the sexual assault spectrum of which you speak. They all hurt," she continued. "And they are all connected to a patriarchy intertwined with normalized, accepted--even welcomed-- misogyny. We are not outraged because someone grabbed our asses in a picture. We are outraged because we were made to feel this was normal. We are outraged because we have been gaslighted. We are outraged because we were silenced for so long."

"There are different
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Alyssa Milano Joins Minnie Driver in Slamming Matt Damon Over Sexual Misconduct Comments

Alyssa Milano Joins Minnie Driver in Slamming Matt Damon Over Sexual Misconduct Comments
Alyssa Milano and Minnie Driver are not happy about Matt Damon‘s controversial new interview, in which he asserted that the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations don’t all carry the same weight.

“Dear Matt Damon, It’s the micro that makes the macro,” the actress, who roused thousands of women to speak out about their experiences of sexual harassment and assault, began her series of tweets on Friday.

“We are in a ‘culture of outrage’ because the magnitude of rage is, in fact, overtly outrageous. And it is righteous,” Milano wrote. “I have been a victim of each
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Did Minnie Driver Drag Matt Damon Over Sexual Misconduct Comments?

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Did Minnie Driver Drag Matt Damon Over Sexual Misconduct Comments?
Among the many people unhappy about Matt Damon’s ABC interview about sexual misconduct on Friday was his “Good Will Hunting” co-star and former girlfriend Minnie Driver. “God God, Seriously?” Driver tweeted in response to a quote from the interview. “There are so many men I love who do Not frame the differentiation between sexual misconduct assault and rape as an excuse or worse- our problem,” she later said in reply to another user. “Such bollocks..” Damon came under fire after commenting on the steady stream of sexual misconduct allegations being made against men in Hollywood in a Thursday ABC News interview.
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Matt Damon Sparks Discussion After Controversial Comments About Sexual Misconduct

Matt Damon Sparks Discussion After Controversial Comments About Sexual Misconduct
Matt Damon has everyone talking.

The 47-year-old actor sparked a conversation on Friday following his controversial comments on sexual misconduct during a Thursday interview with ABC News' Peter Travers.

Damon didn't hold back while giving his opinions on several of the latest sexual harassment and assault scandals, explaining that he believes "there's a spectrum of behavior... [and] there’s a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right? Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn’t be conflated, right?”

“All of that behavior needs to be confronted, but there is a continuum. And on this end of the continuum where you have rape and child molestation or whatever, you know, that’s prison. Right? And that’s what needs to happen. Ok? And then we can talk about rehabilitation and everything else," he continued. "That’s criminal behavior, and it needs to
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Minnie Driver Blasts Matt Damon For Controversial Sexual Harassment Comments: ‘Good God, Seriously?’

Minnie Driver co-starred with Matt Damon in the 1997 Oscar-winner “Good Will Hunting”, but it seems pretty safe to say we won’t be seeing these two onscreen together again after Driver slammed Damon on social media for some “tone-deaf” comments he made about sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement during an interview with Rolling Stone movie […]
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Minnie Driver Has Some Issues With Matt Damon’s Sexual Harassment Opinions: ‘Good God, Seriously?’

Minnie Driver Has Some Issues With Matt Damon’s Sexual Harassment Opinions: ‘Good God, Seriously?’
Minnie Driver is criticizing Matt Damon after the actor shared some new controversial opinions on sexual harassment. Damon is making headlines for expressing his belief that a “continuum” exists between different types of sexual misconduct. The actor told Peter Travers of Rolling Stone that it would be unfair to compare accused men like Al Franken to other likes Harvey Weinstein because their harassment allegations “don’t belong in the same category.”

Read More:Matt Damon on Harvey Weinstein and Al Franken: Not All Sexual Misconduct ‘Belongs in the Same Category’

“When you see Al Franken taking a picture putting his hands on that woman’s flak jacket and mugging for the camera, going like that, you know, that is just like a terrible joke, and it’s not funny. It’s wrong, and he shouldn’t have done that,” Damon said. “But when you talk about Harvey and what he’s accused of,
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Matt Damon On Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Knew I Wouldn’t Want Him Married To Anyone Close To Me’

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Matt Damon said he never knew to what extent Harvey Weinstein allegedly abused women, but he never had a good feeling about the man. Addressing the allegations against the studio executive, Damon said, “I knew I wouldn’t want him married to anyone close to me.” The “Good Will Hunting” star made the comments in a new interview […]
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