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Minnie Driver Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein Scandal (Exclusive)

Minnie Driver Speaks Out on Harvey Weinstein Scandal (Exclusive)
Actress Minnie Driver is joining a chorus of major actors and Hollywood players, condemning Harvey Weinstein for allegedly abusing and harassing women over several decades.

“In light of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein in the past few days, I feel it necessary to add my support for the women who have been victimized and have been brave enough to talk about it,” Driver said in a statement released exclusively to Variety. “While I never experienced any abuse while working with Harvey, I think it’s important to add my voice to those of women everywhere who have experienced abuse at the hands of powerful men.”

Driver earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” a hit drama that Weinstein backed during his days running Miramax. She also appeared in Miramax’s “An Ideal Husband” and “Ella Enchanted.”

In explosive reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker, Weinstein has been
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SXSW Interview with The Most Hated Woman in America's writer/director Tommy O'Haver

  • Cinelinx
The Most Hated Woman in America is a Netflix original movie that will premiere on March 24th. The film had it's premiere at SXSW just this past week and Cinelinx's Kelly McInerney had the chance to talk to Tommy O'Haver the writer and director of the film.

The Most Hated Woman in America is a true crime film based off of the actual story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair. Mrs. O'Hair founded the American Atheists in the 1960's, heavily assisted with keeping religion out of school and was one of the forerunners of the culture wars and separating church and state. The film is a biopic of her and how she and her family were kidnapped in the 1990's.

Tommy O'Haver has a well versed writing and directing career, having directed such films like 2004's Ella Enchanted and 2007's An American Crime. He doesn't really pay attention a specific genre when
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Trailer Watch: Melissa Leo Is an Atheist with a Cause in “Most Hated Woman in America”

“Most Hated Woman in America”

Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins — these are the names most closely associated with atheism in the United States. But this wasn’t always the case. It was in fact a woman who founded “American Atheists,” an influential organization dedicated to defending the civil liberties of atheists and the separation of church and state. Described as “the most hated woman in America” by Life magazine, Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s story is brought to life by Melissa Leo in a new Netflix film, for which a trailer has just been released.

“What the hell is going on in here?” Murray O’Hair (Leo) asks as she bursts into her son’s classroom after hearing the children and their teacher recite The Lord’s Prayer. “In the constitution, there’s something called the First Amendment. The school board cannot force my son to pray — or anyone else,” she tells the class. When the teacher glibly suggests that Murray O’Hair sue the school board, she decides to do just that.

Rather than focus on the landmark court cast that followed, the true-crime biopic depicts Murray O’Hair’s disappearance, which occurred in 1995, more than 20 years after a Supreme Court ruling put an official end to Bible-reading in American public schools.

“Most Hated Woman in America’ captures the rise and fall of a complex character who was a controversial villain to some and an unlikely hero to others,” Netflix’s summary reads. The film co-stars Juno Temple (“Vinyl”), Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation”), Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”), and Josh Lucas (“The Mysteries of Laura”).

Leo won an Oscar in 2011 for her supporting role in David O. Russell’s “The Fighter,” and received a nod in 2009 for her leading role in Courtney Hunt’s “Frozen River.” Her recent credits include Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” “Wayward Pines,” and Margaret Betts’ “Novitiate,” which premiered at Sundance in January.

Directed by Tommy O’Haver (“United States of Tara,” “Ella Enchanted”) and written by O’Haver and Irene Turner (“An American Crime”), “Most Hated Woman in America” hits Netflix March 24.

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to Amazon Prime in April

  • The AV Club
April is an exciting time over at Amazon Prime. Not only do we get a new season of Catastrophe, the service is making some of our favorite movies of last year available. Now you’ll be able to watch the likes of The Handmaiden and American Honey, both of which ended up on The A.V. Club’s best of 2016 list, from the comfort of your home. Additionally, Anna Biller’s The Love Witch—which we called “a nuanced statement on gender relations whose morals are as flexible as its formal qualities are rigid”—will also drop, although if you can you should seek out a 35mm screening of that one. Elsewhere, Amazon is unveiling another set of Bosch episodes, and a docuseries about Hugh Hefner called American Playboy.

Available April 1

Almost Famous

Chaplin (1992)

Days Of Thunder

Eddie Murphy Raw

Election (1999)

Ella Enchanted

Kiss The Girls ...
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‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Review: Melissa Leo Shines in Shaky Atheist Biopic

  • The Wrap
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Review: Melissa Leo Shines in Shaky Atheist Biopic
For a film to do justice to the life of America’s most famous atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, it would need to be serious, salty, inspiring, rabble-rousing and not a little bit creepy. She was, after all, a victor in one of the most controversial Supreme Court Cases of the ’60s — ending compulsory Bible reading in public schools — as well as the founder of a movement of non-believers and, in the end, the victim of a most ignominious crime. Taking the sobriquet Life magazine once applied to her, director and co-writer Tommy O’Haver (“Ella Enchanted”) has named his biopic.
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Melissa Leo Is ‘The Most Hated Woman In America’ In New Trailer For True Crime Biopic

  • The Playlist
As Donald Trump has shown, it takes a particular brand of awfulness to really galvanize an entire nation (and citizens around the globe) against you. And while Madalyn Murray O’Hair didn’t quite attract the same level of vitriol, she definitely earned the title “The Most Hated Woman In America.”

Starring Melissa Leo, Josh Lucas, Adam Scott, Vincent Kartheiser and Juno Temple, and directed by Tommy O’Haver (“Ella Enchanted,” “An American Crime“), the film follows O’Hair who’s atheist activist put her right in the middle of the cultural conversation during the ’60s.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope
Previous Review: Casey Affleck Hosts The Very Last Christmas; The Audacity of Dope

So, here we are. It’s 2017. The world hasn’t ended, and “Saturday Night Live” is back. Did the episode tackle Trump? Yes, somewhat. Was it a good episode? Not especially. Will you have a clear idea of who Felicity Jones is, and what her brand is, despite the fact that she was nominated for Best Actress just last year and we should probably get her by now? No. But are there still any sketches worth watching? Absolutely.

Pardon us: The monologue had a special guest star who burned Internet reviewers and threw us off our game. Or Did It? (It did — have a guest, at least.)

Host: Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones is a good actress, an Academy Award nominee, the star of her own “Star Wars” spinoff, and a fairly prolific indie performer too. But who Is she?
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope

  • Indiewire
‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Felicity Jones Hosts Uneven Hour That Robs Us Of Hope
Previous Review: Casey Affleck Hosts The Very Last Christmas; The Audacity of Dope

So, here we are. It’s 2017. The world hasn’t ended, and “Saturday Night Live” is back. Did the episode tackle Trump? Yes, somewhat. Was it a good episode? Not especially. Will you have a clear idea of who Felicity Jones is, and what her brand is, despite the fact that she was nominated for Best Actress just last year and we should probably get her by now? No. But are there still any sketches worth watching? Absolutely.

Pardon us: The monologue had a special guest star who burned Internet reviewers and threw us off our game. Or Did It? (It did — have a guest, at least.)

Host: Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones is a good actress, an Academy Award nominee, the star of her own “Star Wars” spinoff, and a fairly prolific indie performer too. But who Is she?
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How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary

  • PEOPLE.com
How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary
Looking back on the enormous success of The Devil Wears Prada, it's hard to imagine its iconic characters being played by anyone other than Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. But in a new tell-all with Variety for the film's 10th anniversary, the actresses reveal how they all nearly missed out on the project. Streep, who famously played icy fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the film, knew immediately after reading the script that she had a major hit on her hands - but the financial side of the deal wasn't exactly up to snuff. "The offer was to my mind slightly,
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How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary

  • PEOPLE.com
How Rachel McAdams Almost Starred in The Devil Wears Prada and Other Bombshells Revealed on the Film's 10th Anniversary
Looking back on the enormous success of The Devil Wears Prada, it's hard to imagine its iconic characters being played by anyone other than Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. But in a new tell-all with Variety for the film's 10th anniversary, the actresses reveal how they all nearly missed out on the project. Streep, who famously played icy fashion editor Miranda Priestly in the film, knew immediately after reading the script that she had a major hit on her hands - but the financial side of the deal wasn't exactly up to snuff. "The offer was to my mind slightly,
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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All
The moment Meryl Streep read the script for “The Devil Wears Prada,” she knew it would be—in her words—“Yuge.” But despite a truckload of awards and a reputation as the greatest actress on the planet, Streep had always been hesitant to negotiate for more pay. Maybe it was the character Miranda Priestly, a fashion magazine editor so powerful she could terrify underlings without even raising her voice, that pushed her to do it. But the Oscar-winning actress felt emboldened. “The offer was to my mind slightly, if not insulting, not perhaps reflective of my actual value to the project,” Streep tells Variety. “There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.”

The Devil Wears Prada” showed Hollywood that it was never wise to underestimate a strong woman’s worth.
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Time Machine: Woman in Red Hathaway on Red Carpet - Updated Film List

Anne Hathaway: Oscar Host's Red Dress outshone Oscars' Red Carpet. Anne Hathaway Oscar host: Red dress one of countless outfits Blast from the Past: Pictured above is Oscar host Anne Hathaway sporting a blindingly bright white smile while on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. But wait. In the photo, Hathaway is wearing a blindingly bright red gown. Wasn't her dress of a metallic blue hue? Actually, no. It was beige (with patterns). Wait. Come to think of it, she actually wore a tux, not a dress. Or maybe it was all of the above. And more. How could that be? Well, the color, texture, format, and type of Anne Hathaway's outfits varied according to which 15 minutes of the Oscar telecast you watched on Sunday night, Feb. 27. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married in early
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What's Leaving Netflix in October 2015

  • Moviefone
Well, this is lousy timing. Several horror movies, including "The Exorcist," "Night of the Living Dead," and "Interview with the Vampire" are leaving Netflix on October 1, right before Halloween.

Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."

More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.

Leaving Oct. 1, 2015

"Aces High" (1976)

"A Fond Kiss" (2004)

"Agata And The Storm" (2004)

"A Good Day to Die" (2013)

"Alakazam The Great" (1960)

"All Is Lost" (2013)

"An Affair to Remember" (1957)

"Agora" (2009)

"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)

"America Declassified" (2013)

"Analyze This" (1999)

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)

"Angela's Ashes" (1999)

"Annie Hall" (1977)

"Another Woman" (1988)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Axed" (2012)

"Baby's Day Out" (1994)

"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)

"Baron Blood" (1972)

"Beaufort" (2007)

"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)

"Big Night" (1996)

"Blue Velvet" (1986)

"Brewster's Millions" (1945)

"Buying & Selling" (2013)

"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)

"Caprica" (2009)

"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)

"Casanova
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A Ton of New Movies Are Headed to HBO Now in October

  • BuzzSugar
Already watched all of September's HBO Now/HBO Go releases? Never fear! A whole new crop of movies is headed to the streaming service in October. American Sniper, Focus, and Taken 3 are among the latest films, and in honor of the spookiest month of the year, there are a ton of horror movies. The Purge: Anarchy and The Pyramid are among the scariest offerings. Take a look below to find out what's coming and what's leaving! Saturday night premieres: Oct. 3: American Sniper Oct. 10: Focus Oct. 17: Taken 3 Oct. 24: Bad Words Oct. 31: The Purge: Anarchy Oct. 31: The Pyramid Original programming highlights: Oct. 4: The Leftovers, season two Oct. 9: Magnífica 70, series premiere Oct. 17: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Other notable movies coming on Oct. 1: 28 Days Blazing Saddles Blood Diamond Brick Burn After Reading House on Haunted Hill License to Drive
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Anne Hathaway Pokes Fun at Her Early 2000s Style: "And Yes, a Stylist Helped Me With This"

  • Us Weekly
Ah, the aughts! Just like Us, Anne Hathaway has a few vintage ensembles she'd rather forget about, particularly the bubblegum minidress she wore over light-wash jeans to the Ella Enchanted premiere in March 2004. Throwing it back with a red carpet photo via Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 17, Hathaway, 32, joked, "#tbt to the #EllaEnchanted premiere when I got it so, so right (and yes, a stylist who shall not be named helped me with this look #truth)." (Fyi: This was right around the time Hathaway and her [...]
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Paradigm Signs ‘Sister Act’ Reboot And ‘Legally Blonde’ Co-Writer Karen McCullah

Exclusive: Paradigm has signed Karen McCullah, best known for co-writing with partner Kirsten Smith 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She's the Man, Ella Enchanted, The Ugly Truth and The House Bunny. She also wrote and produced the dramedy Crazy Kind of Love. They have been working on ExpendaBelles, the femme-centric spinoff of The Expendables, as well as a remake of Sister Act at Disney. She did production rewrite work on The Civilian with Jackie Chan attached…
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Writers of Legally Blonde, 500 Days of Summer, and Wet Hot American Summer Participate in Vulture Festival’s Screenwriter Roundtable

  • Vulture
Writers of Legally Blonde, 500 Days of Summer, and Wet Hot American Summer Participate in Vulture Festival’s Screenwriter Roundtable
On Saturday morning at Vulture Festival, attendees were treated to a roundtable discussion with three incredibly different screenwriters. Featuring Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ella Enchanted, She's the Man, The House Bunny), Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer, The Fault in Our Stars, The Spectacular Now, Paper Towns), and Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer), the trio touched on all aspects of the glamorously gritty screenwriting process, as well as relaying advice and sharing anecdotes about their respective films. For starters? It turns out that the ending of Legally Blonde was rewritten after test audiences weren’t keen on the original conclusion, with Elle Woods and her fellow Harvard-ians forming a “Blonde Legal Defense Club.” For more fun tidbits, watch the discussion below.
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‘Sister Act’ Remake in the Works at Disney

‘Sister Act’ Remake in the Works at Disney
A remake of Whoopi Goldberg’s comedy “Sister Act” is in the works at Disney.

Goldberg is not yet involved with the new “Sister Act.” Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah are on board to write the screenplay, and Allison Shearmur (“Cinderella”) will produce. The writers’ credits include “Ella Enchanted,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Legally Blonde,” “The House Bunny” and “She’s the Man.”

The original 1992 film focused on Goldberg’s lounge singer hiding out from the mob at a San Francisco convent, where she pretended to be nun. “Sister Act” also starred Maggie Smith and Harvey Keitel.

The movie generated $232 million worldwide, while the 1993 sequel, “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit,” grossed $57 million in the U.S. The film was also the basis of a successful Broadway musical.

Smith is repped by Wme, Anonymous Content and attorney Warren Dern. McCullah is repped by Verve, Jaret Entertainment and Dern.
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This week in tv news: Kurt Sutter returns to FX with a new show

  • SoundOnSight
Lee Jones in FX’s new series, The Bastard Executioner

Kurt Sutter is poised to return to FX with a new series. FX has given a series order to the new show from Sutter, who previously created Sons of Anarchy and wrote for The Shield, both of which were on FX as well. Titled The Bastard Executioner, the show’s first season will run for ten episodes, with Brian Grazer onboard as executive producer as well. Relative newcomer Lee Jones will be taking on the titular role, with Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Starred Up‘s Sam Spruell among the cast, alongside Sutter himself. The AmericansMatthew Rhys is also set to guest star on the series.

The show itself will make its premiere on FX in the fall, though a date has yet to be announced. The show’s synopsis, via FX’s press release,
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Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?

Bend It Like Beckham: Where are the cast of the 2002 box office hit now?
Cast your minds back to 2002 - a time when Pop Idols didn't need to have The X Factor, Fifty Shades of Grey were just colours on a paint sampler chart and David Beckham was a mere international superstar rather than global megastar.

Bend It Like Beckham, with a modest estimated budget of £3.7 million, opened that same year and became a critical and commercial success - breaking box office records and scoring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, as well as making household names of many of its stars.

As the cast continues preparing for the West End stage adaptation of Gurinder Chadha's screen hit ahead of previews on May 15, find out what the movie's ensemble cast went on to achieve - including who is coming back for the musical...

Parminder Nagra (Jess Bhamra)

Nominated for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards on the back of the movie's success, Parminder went
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