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Julia Roberts Reprises Her Film Career With James Corden’s “Help” On ‘Late Show’

Julia Roberts became the latest celeb to get the This Is Your Career treatment from James Corden on CBS’ Late Late Show. They acted out snippets from her career, starting with Notting Hill, in which Corden did the worst Hugh Grant impression on record — despite which Roberts said, “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Corden topped that with an even worse Mona Lisa, to help Roberts reprise Mona Lisa Smile. Larry Crowne and Steel Magnol…
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Julia Roberts Reprises Her Film Career With James Corden’s “Help” On ‘Late Show’

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Julia Roberts Reprises Her Film Career With James Corden’s “Help” On ‘Late Show’
Julia Roberts became the latest celeb to get the This Is Your Career treatment from James Corden on CBS’ Late Late Show. They acted out snippets from her career, starting with Notting Hill, in which Corden did the worst Hugh Grant impression on record — despite which Roberts said, “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Corden topped that with an even worse Mona Lisa, to help Roberts reprise Mona Lisa Smile. Larry Crowne and Steel Magnol…
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Julia Roberts Joins James Corden to Act Out Her Entire Film Career in 9 Minutes (Video)

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Julia Roberts Joins James Corden to Act Out Her Entire Film Career in 9 Minutes (Video)
Missed any Julia Roberts movies over the last 30 years? James Corden’s got pretty much all of ‘em here to catch you up. The prolific actress and star of the upcoming “Wonder” re-created her entire film career on Wednesday’s “The Late Late Show.” The whole thing only took about nine minutes. Roberts and Corden started on “Notting Hill” and ending with a musical number from “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” In-between, they took on everything from “Mystic Pizza” (pictured above) and “Pretty Woman” to “Mona Lisa Smile” and “Erin Brockovich.” Also Read: Colbert, Corden Do the Exact Same Lawrence
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Julia Roberts Joins James Corden to Act Out Her Entire Film Career in 9 Minutes (Video)

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Julia Roberts Joins James Corden to Act Out Her Entire Film Career in 9 Minutes (Video)
Missed any Julia Roberts movies over the last 30 years? James Corden’s got pretty much all of ‘em here to catch you up. The prolific actress and star of the upcoming “Wonder” re-created her entire film career on Wednesday’s “The Late Late Show.” The whole thing only took about nine minutes. Roberts and Corden started on “Notting Hill” and ending with a musical number from “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” In-between, they took on everything from “Mystic Pizza” (pictured above) and “Pretty Woman” to “Mona Lisa Smile” and “Erin Brockovich.” Also Read: Colbert, Corden Do the Exact Same Lawrence
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Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes

Julia Roberts Acts Out 26 of Her Movies in Under 10 Minutes
Julia Roberts has a new movie to promote. But since Wonder isn't in theaters until Nov. 17, James Corden wanted to re-promote some of her past projects—26 of them to be exact—on Wednesday's episode of The Late Late Show. Roberts was game to revisit her previous roles—or, to be honest, "as ready as I'm going to get." In under 10 minutes, Corden and Roberts acted out scenes from Notting Hill, Mona Lisa Smile, Larry Crowne, Runaway Bride, Steel Magnolias, Charlie Wilson's War, Mystic Pizza, America's Sweethearts, Eat Pray Love, Closer, Pretty Woman, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Stepmom, Wonder, Mirror Mirror, Flatliners, Hook, Charlotte's Web, Erin Brockovich,...
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Scripted Series About Anna Wintour and Tina Brown Greenlit by Bravo

Anna Wintour: Vogue/ YouTube

If you’re interested in the publishing industry and/or behind the scenes drama — and who isn’t? — you’ll want to keep an eye out for “All That Glitters,” a six-hour series that portrays the complicated relationship between two magazine titans, Anna Wintour and Tina Brown. Variety reports that Bravo has greenlit the project, which hails from Gale Ann Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Judith Verno (“Masters of Sex”).

Based on a true story, “All That Glitters” focuses on the “friendship and rivalry” between Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Tina Brown of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. “As both bold and driven women fight their way to the top of a male-dominated industry driven by greed and betrayal, they each find new paths to change the world around them — Tina, through the intersection of high-culture and celebrity, and Anna with an instinct for high fashion and emerging talent,” the source writes.

The project is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Sony Pictures, and frequent collaborators Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal (“Roots,” “Mona Lisa Smile”) are writing and serving as exec producers. No word on who will be directing yet, but hopefully the roster includes women, especially since “All That Glitters” follows female pop culture icons who, as Variety notes, made their names in male-dominated fields.

Back in January Freeform greenlit “The Bold Type,” a series inspired by the life of former Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. Created by Sarah Watson (“Parenthood”), the show is expected to premiere this year and will feature 12 episodes.

Scripted Series About Anna Wintour and Tina Brown Greenlit by Bravo was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Elle review – startlingly strange rape-revenge black comedy

With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off

This film is about an outrage. Maybe it is an outrage. It has invented a new genre: the rape-revenge black comedy, and it could not possibly have existed without Isabelle Huppert. She is the only star capable of carrying this off, the only actor with sufficient hauteur to reassure you that all of the film’s provocations are 100% intentional. It would be inconceivable without her armoury of tics: the Mona Lisa smile of faint amusement, the veiled mask of weary disapproval, or the occasional widening of the eyes to indicate fleeting astonishment at something or someone more than usually stupid. She has a face that makes it look as if she is wearing a pair of exceptionally expensive and stylish dark glasses, even when she isn’t.
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Krysten Ritter Is Such a Knitting Champion, She Designed You a Diy Scarf Kit

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Krysten Ritter Is Such a Knitting Champion, She Designed You a Diy Scarf Kit
When she’s not fighting evil as Marvel’s badass heroine Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter has a totally docile off-duty hobby: Knitting. “Yarn, patterns and needle sizes have come such a long way since your grandmother’s afghans. Creatively, there is just so much to get into, so much to play with,” the actress tells People Style. “It’s an amazing way to turn inward and get off your phone.”

Now, the actress has taken her love for the calming act of weaving wooly work to the next level: She’s created her own pattern and kit with We Are Knitters.
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Film Review: ‘Bad Santa 2’

Film Review: ‘Bad Santa 2’
Timing is everything. When Terry Zwigoff’s “Bad Santa” drunkenly blundered its way through so many tripwires of polite discourse back in 2003, its commitment to extreme foulness and political incorrectness had an undeniably bracing effect, especially considering it hit theaters within weeks of the likes of “Love Actually,” “Mona Lisa Smile,” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

Thirteen years later, we finally have a sequel, and even if new director Mark Waters had managed to strike the same delicate balance as his predecessor with “Bad Santa 2,” it’s hard to imagine a worse time for a film whose entire raison d’être is the willful violation of cultural norms and good taste than a period of history where the exact same things are occurring at the highest levels of government. Asking audiences to laugh during periods of strife can be noble; asking them to gasp-laugh at jokes about child abuse,
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Never Forget the Time Jake Gyllenhaal Hated the Way Kirsten Dunst Ate Salad

Never Forget the Time Jake Gyllenhaal Hated the Way Kirsten Dunst Ate Salad
tk Let us paint you a little picture. The date: This day in 2003. The scene: A trendy al fresco eatery in Notting Hill, London. We open on two bright Hollywood stars enjoying some lunch and a mid-afternoon spritzer. The heroine of our tale has just finished promoting a marquee starring role in the blockbuster Spider-Man. She will soon be seen in Mona Lisa Smile, and is about to start filming what will become the Oscar-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her dining companion is still best known for his turn in the bizarrely awesome Donnie Darko, but is poised for a breakout in the coming years with The Day After Tomorrow and Brokeback Mountain. As of this...
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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up To Her Feature Directorial Debut – Girl Talk

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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up To Her Feature Directorial Debut – Girl Talk
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

In the spring of 1999, Sofia Coppola’s feature directorial debut, a big screen version of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel “The Virgin Suicides,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. A delicate, deeply feeling and achingly human portrait of suburban ennui and teenage depression, the film was anchored by a performance by a then-17-year-old Kirsten Dunst. As Lux Lisbon, the prettiest and wildest and most broken of the five Lisbon sisters that the film so intimately chronicles, Dunst was tasked with straddling the gap between deep pain and flickering hope.

The film follows the Lisbons after their youngest sister, Cecilia, twice attempts suicide, completing the act on her second try, all during party thrown by her terrified parents in hopes of cheering her up enough to keep her alive. The Lisbons, by and large, are suffocated by their
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Movie Poster of the Week: Raam Reddy’s “Thithi”

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Back in 2013 I wrote about a poster for Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers that appeared to be knitted out of wool. It turned out, in fact, to be a piece of digital ingenuity, though no less impressive or charming for that. But I recently came across this poster for Raam Reddy’s Locarno-winning film Thithi, whose artwork, it turns out, is actually embroidered by hand.Thithi, which played at New Directors/New Films in New York this past spring, is a wonderful portrait of four generations of men and the community that surrounds them in the Karnatakan province of Southern India. The idea of having a poster embroidered by hand by a team of local artisans fits perfectly with the communal generosity of the film (which has the feel of a sun-baked Ealing Comedy). The poster features the majestic, grizzled head of Gadappa, the wily, peripatetic, devil-may-care senior, whose 101-year-old father,
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Game of Thrones: Who Saves Jon's Army in the Battle of the Bastards?

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If you made it through the truly epic - to the point where bodies are piled into mountains and men are holding their own entrails in their hands - Battle of the Bastards on Game of Thrones, then you saw Jon Snow's army become almost entirely out-strategized and outfought. Almost. At the very last minute, an actual knight in shining armor leads a fresh army to Jon's side, and Ramsay Bolton is soundly defeated. The knights gallop into battle carrying crisp white-and-blue flags, while Sansa sits calmly with the hint of a Mona Lisa smile because she's the one who requested them: Littlefinger and his Knights of Vale. Recognizing their tremendous lack of resources, Sansa had secretly written to Littlefinger and asked for his help in defeating Ramsay and reclaiming Winterfell. And while Jon's army could have used some assistance earlier - before his men are being crushed to
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Julia Roberts' Box-Office Power in Question

Julia Roberts' Box-Office Power in Question
For more than a decade, Julia Roberts was box-office gold, becoming the world's biggest actress and the first female to command a $20 million salary for her Oscar-winning performance in Erin Brockovich, released in 2000. Roberts — who starred in 17 movies in the 1990s, including classic rom-coms Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride and Notting Hill — was so powerful she saw her paycheck upped to $25 million for the 2003 drama, Mona Lisa Smile. (After Mona Lisa Smile, she started making fewer films as she focused on raising a family.) Fast-forward to present day when

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Zootropolis review: “Disney’s best animated effort for years…”

Zootropolis review: One of Disney’s best films for many years. Zootropolis review

Zootropolis review by Paul Heath. Disney load up their gun and fire their first animated film of the year. Strangely for the animation studio side of the massive Disney empire, excluding anything from Pixar, they are choosing to release two movies this year. Later we’ll get the Moana, the Hawaii-set adventure, but first, here’s Zootropolis, an original tale that is going by different names across the planet (it’s being referred to as Zootopia in the Us).

The story revolves around the character of Judy Hopps, an energetic bunny from the suburbs who is intent on moving to the bright lights of Zootropolis to become a police officer. There are many hurdles in her way, and the budding cop must overcome them all to become the first rabbit to join the police force. With the
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Bill Murray Talks 'Ghostbusters,' Fame, Directing Again And More At The Marrakech International Film Festival

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It’s not often that the inimitable Mr. Murray makes himself available to the press; he’s usually content to just do the work, crash a party, and slip away with a mysterious Mona Lisa smile. But, after presenting his film “Rock the Kasbah” (filmed in Morocco) and receiving an Etoile D’or Lifetime Achievement award at the Marrakech International Film Festival, he availed himself to reporters in a lengthy and wide ranging press conference. While a a somber discussion of world political issues, terrorism, and the role of Murray’s Middle East set “Rock the Kasbah” took focus, there were plenty of lighter topics to discuss too. We’ve already brought you the news of his involvement in Wes Anderson’s new animated film, but here’s five of our other favorite moments from his talk. 1. “Ghostbusters” remake is "a fantastic idea" Truth be told, Murray was reluctant to talk “Ghostbusters,
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Malachi Kirby to star in 'Roots' remake

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Malachi Kirby to star in 'Roots' remake
Exclusive: UK actor cast as Kunta Kinte in A+E Networks’ scripted event series.

UK actor Malachi Kirby (Gone Too Far) has been cast in the lead role in A+E Networks’ anticipated remake of landmark 1977 miniseries Roots.

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Kirby is set to play Kunta Kinte in the seven-part series, which is described as a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive.

The narrative spans multiple generations, beginning with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland in the Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery.

Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in Us history - including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation.

Rising star

The fast-rising Kirby, who played in 2013 comedy drama Gone Too Far and Toronto-bound Afghan war thriller
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Taylor Hackford Directing Robert De Niro’s Passion Project The Comedian

Robert De Niro is so widely respected in Hollywood that he could really do anything he wants at this stage in his career. To the Oscar winner’s credit, though, he’s not rolling over and taking easy paycheck roles all the time – for years, De Niro has been pushing to get The Comedian made, with an eye to starring in the Art Linson-penned drama. And now, he’ll finally complete that passion project, having recruited Taylor Hackford to direct the pic.

De Niro will take on the role of a self-destructive, acerbic insult comic inspired partly by comedian Don Rickles (De Niro’s co-star in Casino). It won’t be the actor’s first time playing a professional funnyman – he took on the role of aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin to widespread acclaim in The King of Comedy.

Excitingly, though Linson (known for the De Niro-starring, Hollywood-set What Just Happened?
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Robert De Niro Will Be The Comedian For Mike Newell

The great thing about being Robert De Niro is that any project you want to make will eventually get off the ground, even if based on your star power alone. Such is the case with The Comedian, an Art Linson-scribed drama that De Niro has been trying to make for years, first with Martin Scorsese then with Sean Penn. Now, the two-time Oscar winner is finally moving ahead with the project, having secured Donnie Brasco helmer Mike Newell to sit behind the camera.

De Niro will portray an accomplished insult comic, possibly inspired by Don Rickles. Linson previously penned Hollywood satire What Just Happened (which De Niro starred in), and he’ll also be producing here. Interestingly enough, the stand-up material was written by Jeffrey Ross, best known for his digs during Comedy Central and Friars Club celebrity roasts.

2015 is proving to be an unusually fruitful year for the veteran actor,
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Roots Will Return To Network Television In 2016

When the television mini-series Roots first aired on ABC-tv in 1977, it was a seismic event in the medium. The adaptation of the Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga Of An American Family earned an unprecedented 37 Emmy nominations, winning nine, in addition to taking home a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. The ambitious project – presenting the ancestry of one contemporary man in narrative form – sparked discussion, debate and interest in the history of slavery – something that had long been a taboo subject.

The story begins in colonial times, in 1750, with the birth of Kunta Kinte in The Gambia, West Africa. At age 15 he is captured and sold into slavery – transported by ship to colonial America. By the late 18th century, Kunta has made many unsuccessful attempts to escape. He meets a cook named Belle, whom he marries and with whom he has a daughter named Kizzy. Kizzy grows up
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