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Time's Up Slams Brett Ratner's Return to Hollywood: 'We Have Not - and Will Not - Forget'

Time's Up Slams Brett Ratner's Return to Hollywood: 'We Have Not - and Will Not - Forget'

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Cameron Crowe Shares a 'Jerry Maguire' Sequel Idea, Wants to Revisit 'Say Anything'

Cameron Crowe Shares a 'Jerry Maguire' Sequel Idea, Wants to Revisit 'Say Anything'

From “show me the money!” to “you had me at hello,” “” is easily one of the most iconic movies of the 1990s, and the one that turned director into a blockbuster filmmaker after cult favorites like “Say Anything” and “Singles.” Starring as the sports agent of the title who decides to start his own management firm amid a life crisis, the film was nominated for five Academy Awards, and won Best Supporting Actor for Cruise’s co-star, , Jr.As explained to , Crowe said he’s actually kicked around ideas for doing a “Jerry Maguire” followup, and he’d specifically want to tell the story of Gooding,...

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ First Look: HBO Four-Part Doc Explores Woody Allen and Mia Farrow Scandal – IndieWire

‘Allen v. Farrow’ First Look: HBO Four-Part Doc Explores Woody Allen and Mia Farrow Scandal – IndieWire

A new documentary from filmmakers and Amy Ziering, the team behind the Russell Simmons exposé “On the Record,” will use new interviews and archival material to explore the saga involving and and their children. A four-part series, “” will debut on February 21, with a new episode each Sunday on . It will also be available to stream on HBO Max. Watch the first teaser below.Dick and Ziering direct the docuseries along with Amy Herdy, who produced “On the Record” and Dick’s Oscar-nominated college campus sex crimes documentary “The Hunting Ground.” “Allen v. Farrow” aims to look at the...

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Christopher Plummer Penned Letter to Terrence Malick After 'New World': 'Get Yourself a Writer'

Christopher Plummer Penned Letter to Terrence Malick After 'New World': 'Get Yourself a Writer'

Director is famous for out of his theatrical cuts. For one, Adrien Brody reportedly showed up to the premiere of “The Thin Red Line” to find his role, which he thought was the lead, was significantly downsized. Many others followed. In the aftermath of Malick’s 2005 historical drama about the founding of Jamestown, was having none of it. The late actor, who at the age of 91, revealed in a 2012 roundtable with Newsweek that he went to the lengths of writing Malick a letter after his experience. (In the film, he plays Captain Christopher Newport, though his role, too, turned out to be much...

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Elisabeth Moss Runs on Pain, Real and Imaginary, in ‘The Invisible Man’ and 'Shirley'

Elisabeth Moss Runs on Pain, Real and Imaginary, in ‘The Invisible Man’ and 'Shirley'

Whether she’s being dragged screaming across the floor of a mental hospital in “Invisible Man” or lumbering drunkenly with a cigarette and a sneer at a decorous dinner party in “,” doesn’t take her roles home with her at the end of the day. “I don’t even take it to the car,” she said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “Or back to my trailer.”That’s surprising, given that Moss needs no introduction as the onscreen harbinger of mad, messy women, and she played two of them exceptionally (again) in 2020. First, in Leigh Whannell’s Universal monster movie homage “,” updated as a post-#MeToo...

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Netflix Scrubs Shia LaBeouf from 'Pieces of a Woman' For Your Consideration Page

Netflix Scrubs Shia LaBeouf from 'Pieces of a Woman' For Your Consideration Page

After last year’s post-rehab redemption tour for Alma Har’el’s “Honey Boy,” is sliding back to persona non grata status in Hollywood. This time, it’s after the New York Times reveal last week of a from his former girlfriend FKA Twigs alleging an emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive relationship. While LaBeouf was a long-shot awards contender this year for his supporting turn in “,” has removed his name from the For Your Consideration publicity materials on the for the upcoming drama. His name is no longer included in the synopsis on the site, and also is not listed among those the...

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Leah Remini Says Tom Cruise's 'Psychotic Rant' About COVID Was a Publicity Stunt

Leah Remini Says Tom Cruise's 'Psychotic Rant' About COVID Was a Publicity Stunt

has been widely praised by Hollywood since of the actor and producer scolding “Mission: Impossible 7” crew who breached COVID safety protocols leaked earlier this week. His fans, however, do not include ex-Scientologist and Emmy winner , who has long lambasted the Church through her A&E documentary series “ and the Aftermath.”In a letter posted exclusively to whistleblowing blog , Remini claimed that the outburst, which she called a “psychotic rant,” was merely a publicity stunt for Cruise. In the piece, she referred to Cruise as “an abusive dictator just as he was taught by his guru David...

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Viggo Mortensen Says 'Green Book' Criticism Is 'Based on a Load of Bullsh*t'

Viggo Mortensen Says 'Green Book' Criticism Is 'Based on a Load of Bullsh*t'

has some strong words for critics of the 2019 Best Picture Oscar winner “.” In a new interview with , the actor railed against controversy that director Peter Farrelly’s movie played into a white savior narrative. Mortensen is currently promoting his new film “Falling,” in which he plays a gay man struggling to care for his ailing, homophobic father.“Much of the criticism that was leveled at [‘Green Book’] was not only unreasonable, but it was inaccurate, mendacious, and irresponsible,” he said. “It’s based on a load of bulls*** and an axe to grind and little else. Does it affect what I’m...

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Netflix Won't Add Disclaimer to 'The Crown' Deeming It a 'Work of Fiction'

Netflix Won't Add Disclaimer to 'The Crown' Deeming It a 'Work of Fiction'

Though the UK government last week called upon to add a disclaimer to “” assuring viewers that it’s in fact a work of fiction, the streamer has said it has no plans to do so. As in response to comments from UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden asking the streamer to address historical creative stretches in the series, Netflix said, “We have always presented ‘The Crown’ as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events. As a result we have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.”Dowden reportedly sent a...

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Kate Mara Says She Should've Spoken Up During 'Horrible' 'Fantastic Four' Experience

Kate Mara Says She Should've Spoken Up During 'Horrible' 'Fantastic Four' Experience

’s notorious 2015 superhero tentpole “” is the Marvel disaster that keeps on giving… awfulness. Though reams of NDAs have kept the filmmaker and his cast from speaking explicitly about just what went down on the 20th Century Fox debacle — Trank, for example, — yet another cryptic horror story has emerged from the wreckage. Star , who played Sue Storm a.k.a. Invisible Woman in the costly title, recently confessed to having a “horrible experience” while making the movie, per a new interview in .“I had a horrible experience on ‘Fantastic Four,'” she said. “I’ve never talked about it before. I...

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David Fincher Says Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Was 'a Betrayal of the Mentally Ill'

David Fincher Says Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Was 'a Betrayal of the Mentally Ill'

After opening last October, raking in more than a billion dollars, and taking home multiple Oscar wins including Best Actor for , “” isn’t going anywhere from the cultural lexicon. Todd Phillips’ DC origin-story smash remains a favorite of superhero fans who like their tentpoles with sharp edges. In a recent to promote his glossy new Hollywood throwback “,” now in select theaters and streaming on Netflix beginning December 4, Fincher said “Joker” was a risk that paid off, and he contrasted it the experience to his own “Fight Club” more than two decades ago.“Nobody would have thought they...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Donates $100,000 to 'Borat 2' Star Jeanise Jones' Community

Sacha Baron Cohen Donates $100,000 to 'Borat 2' Star Jeanise Jones' Community

Borat has some deep pockets! , the star and producer of the recently debuted sequel sensation “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” has donated $100,000 to benefit the Oklahoma City community of , the beloved babysitter from the movie. As first reported by , the funds will be distributed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Jones’ request, and have been earmarked for essential needs like shelter and food.Jones benefited this week from a set up by the church’s pastor, Pastor Derrick Scobey, to compensate Jones, who plays a pivotal role in the film’s finale as the babysitter to Borat’s daughter Tutar...

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Jeff Bridges Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Says He's Starting Treatment

Jeff Bridges Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Says He's Starting Treatment

took to Monday evening to reveal he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma. In a nod to his iconic role in “The Big Lebowski,” the Academy Award-winning actor tweeted, “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.” See below.Bridges, who last starred in 2018’s “Bad Times at the El Royale” and will next be seen starring in the FX on Hulu series “,” also added, “I’m profoundly...

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Linda Manz: Film Community Remembers 'Days of Heaven' Star, Dead at 58

Linda Manz: Film Community Remembers 'Days of Heaven' Star, Dead at 58

, the actress best known for her role in “Days in Heaven” as well as “Out of the Blue” and “Gummo,” died August 14 at the age of 58. Manz had been battling lung cancer and pneumonia. She leaves behind her husband, camera operator Bobby Guthrie, as well as two sons and three grandchildren.A has been set up by her son, Michael Guthrie, to cover funeral expenses. “Linda was a loving wife, a caring mom, a wonderful grandma and a great friend who was loved by many,” Guthrie said on the GoFundMe. See what others from the film community had to say on social media below.Manz, who was born in 1961,...

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A 'John Wick' Clue Led Italian Police to Intercept a Package of Cocaine Coffee Beans

A 'John Wick' Clue Led Italian Police to Intercept a Package of Cocaine Coffee Beans

Talk about a wakeup call. Italian police have just discovered a two-kilogram parcel of cocaine packaged inside the shells of coffee beans in Milan and, , it was a clue from the sequel to the hit Keanu Reeves action film “” that tipped them off.According to police, the coked-out beans were traveling under the moniker “Santino D’Antonio,” which is the name of a mafia boss villain from “”  (played by Riccardo Scamarcio). This was an immediate red flag to police in Italy, where “John Wick: Chapter 2” released in March 2017 and grossed about $2 million U.S. dollars. The package, which was en...

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Ben Stiller Says He Won't Cut Donald Trump from 'Zoolander' Amid Fan Backlash

Ben Stiller Says He Won't Cut Donald Trump from 'Zoolander' Amid Fan Backlash

has revealed that, despite outcry from fans calling for a brief scene featuring the current United States President to be cut from the film, he won’t be editing out of his 2001 comedy “.” Stiller discussed the controversy on a of The Daily Beast’s podcast “The New Abnormal.”“I’ve had people reach out to me and say, you should edit Donald Trump out of ‘Zoolander,'” Stiller said, referring to a scene set at the VH1 Fashion Awards that includes Donald and Melania Trump as red-carpet interviewees discussing the greatness of self-obsessed male model Derek Zoolander. “But at the end of the day,...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Far-Right Rally and Dupes Attendees with Racist Singalong

Sacha Baron Cohen Crashes Far-Right Rally and Dupes Attendees with Racist Singalong

’s career is built upon the art of trolling, from posing as a Kazakh journalist in “Borat” to getting Paula Abdul to sit on “Mexican chair-people” in Brüno and, finally, the overall madness of his politically incorrect Showtime series “Who Is America?” And on Saturday, Cohen reportedly infiltrated a far-right rally in Olympia, Washington, posing onstage as a sponsor of the event and performing a song with racially charged lyrics to get the crowd to sing along. Watch the video below.“Disguised as a PAC out of Southern California, paid for the stage setup and musical entertainment. Came on...

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Michael B. Jordan Urges Studios to Commit to Black Hiring: ‘Let Us Bring Our Darkness to the Light’

Michael B. Jordan Urges Studios to Commit to Black Hiring: ‘Let Us Bring Our Darkness to the Light’

This past weekend in Los Angeles has seen protests over the death of George Floyd, as well as those calling for police reform and racial justice, continue throughout the city. Joining participants on Saturday in Century City was actor . During a rousing speech, Jordan called upon Hollywood studios to rethink their hiring practices and welcome more Black artists and players into the fold, citing recent strides in gender parity as a model for what can be achieved.The star of “Black Panther” and “Creed” appeared at the protest organized by the Big 4 agencies (ICM Partners, CAA, UTA, and WME),...

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Theaters Prepare to Reopen with TSA-Style Check-in, Temperature Screenings, and Plexiglass

Theaters Prepare to Reopen with TSA-Style Check-in, Temperature Screenings, and Plexiglass

Texas governor Greg Abbott has partially lifted the veil on lockdown in his state, allowing select nonessential businesses to reopen in order to get the economy moving again. That includes movie theaters, which outside of drive-ins remain shuttered virtually from coast to coast, causing much speculation as to when that might end — and stirring drama between exhibitors and distributors, in the case of .With Texas allowed to reopen some nonessential businesses as of May 1, some exhibitors are battening the hatches to prepare for moviegoers, while others continue to wait out the storm. , EVO...

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Fiona Apple Fires at 'Hollywood's Creeps' on 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters,' Talks Ex Louis C.K.'s Misconduct

Fiona Apple Fires at 'Hollywood's Creeps' on 'Fetch the Bolt Cutters,' Talks Ex Louis C.K.'s Misconduct

Singer/songwriter dropped the ultimate quarantine gift on us all this past Friday with the long-anticipated release of her fifth studio album, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” her first since 2012’s “The Idler Wheel.” The album touches on topics such as healing wounds of self-loathing, to toxic relationships and, finally, Hollywood predators. She’s been outspoken in recent interviews about her challenging experiences with men, including in The New Yorker.The album’s penultimate song, “For Her,” uses ironic wordplay to tell a story of one of Apple’s friends, who was an intern at a production...

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Bong Joon Ho Defeats Sam Mendes to Win Best Director Oscar in Nail-Biting Race

Bong Joon Ho Defeats Sam Mendes to Win Best Director Oscar in Nail-Biting Race

Ending a nail-biting derby pitting Bong Joon Ho against for Best Director, the South Korean filmmaker took home the Academy Award on Sunday night for his direction on “Parasite.” While all signs throughout awards season had pointed to Mendes taking home the gold — including wins from the EE BAFTAs, the Directors Guild of America, and the Golden Globes — the love for “Parasite” overpowered the “1917” narrative. Bong’s win for Best Director adds to an already unprecedented set of wins for the film — three in total — which include Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature. These...

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