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Woody Allen Says 'Professionally, I Haven't Suffered' and Criticizes Actors for Denouncing Him

Woody Allen Says 'Professionally, I Haven't Suffered' and Criticizes Actors for Denouncing Him

is speaking out in a new interview with against the actors who have publicly denounced him over the last several years. After Dylan Farrow’s child molestation allegation against Allen in January 2018 amid the #MeToo movement, actors such as and Timothée Chalamet expressed regrets over working with the filmmaker and donated salaries from their Allen films to anti-sexual harassment organizations. Allen tells The Guardian it was “silly” for his actors to denounce him.“The actors have no idea of the facts and they latch on to some self-serving, public, safe position,” Allen said. “Who in the...

May 29, 2020
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Edgar Wright 'Never Liked' Seth MacFarlane After 'Scott Pilgrim' Box Office Insult

Edgar Wright 'Never Liked' Seth MacFarlane After 'Scott Pilgrim' Box Office Insult

’s “” is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, but the film would’ve been completely different had Universal Pictures had its way with casting. In a new oral history of the film published by , Wright reveals that Donna Langley, Universal’s president of production at the time, pitched Seth Rogen to play the leading role.Rogen at the time was coming off the breakthrough success of Judd Apatow’s “Knocked Up,” which earned Universal $219 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. While Wright loved Seth Rogen, it was a casting decision he “couldn’t get [his] head around.”“ was the only...

June 24, 2020
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'Dicktown': The Year's Funniest Animated Comedy Bloomed from a Real-Life Friendship

'Dicktown': The Year's Funniest Animated Comedy Bloomed from a Real-Life Friendship

“” is a perfect title, even if without context you may never guess that the animated series it belongs to follows a pair of detectives investigating the mysteries of their chosen client base: North Carolina teenagers.The title refers to a nickname for Richardsville, a Tar Heel State town that might be fictional in this telling, but is rooted in the combined experiences and fascinations of its two writers and creators: and .In “Dicktown” (the featured Season 3 presentation of the anthology shorts collection “Cake”), John Hunchman (Hodgman) is the former precocious boy detective still...

September 3, 2020
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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...

November 14, 2020
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Bill Burr Addresses 'Mandalorian' Co-Star Gina Carano's Firing: 'She Was an Absolute Sweetheart'

Bill Burr Addresses 'Mandalorian' Co-Star Gina Carano's Firing: 'She Was an Absolute Sweetheart'

is the first actor from “” to weigh in on the firing of due to controversial social media posts. During a recent episode of Burr showed support for his former “Star Wars” co-star, calling her “an absolute sweetheart,” and appeared critical of cancel culture on social media. Burr stars as Mayfeld in “The Mandalorian,” while Carano played Cara Dune. A Disney spokesperson last month that Cara Dune will not be recast.“It’s a weird time….Unless she did some truly horrible shit or said overtly racist shit,” Burr said about Carano. “I don’t know. I think there is just too many channels. And then...

March 2, 2021
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Bong Joon Ho’s Translator Was Oscar Season’s MVP, Now She’s Writing Her Own Film About Oscar Season

Bong Joon Ho’s Translator Was Oscar Season’s MVP, Now She’s Writing Her Own Film About Oscar Season

If there’s one person who spoke the most during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, it was most likely . The 25-year-old took the stage at the Dolby Theater four times in order to translate “” writer-director Bong Joon Ho’s acceptance speeches. Bong was awarded the for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film, capping where South Korea won its first Oscars ever and the Academy gave Best Picture to a foreign-language film for the first  time in 92 years. Choi has been by Bong’s side since the “Parasite” world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film...

February 11, 2020
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'Parasite' Makes Oscar History as First South Korean Movie to Win Foreign Film Prize

'Parasite' Makes Oscar History as First South Korean Movie to Win Foreign Film Prize

The Oscar for Best International Feature Film going to Bong Joon Ho’s “” marks a history-making moment for the Academy Awards. “Parasite’s” victory is the first time South Korea has won the International Feature Film category in the history of the Oscars. The category was formerly called Best Foreign Language Film. Bong’s social thriller was the frontrunner to win the International Feature Film Oscar after nabbing six total Oscar nominations this year, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Original Screenplay. “Parasite” was the first South...

February 11, 2020
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Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Joker,' Sweeping Awards Season in the Process

Joaquin Phoenix Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'Joker,' Sweeping Awards Season in the Process

has won the Academy Award for Best Actor thanks to his acclaimed performance in Todd Phillips’ “.” The revisionist comic book drama stars Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a social outcast whose shattered dreams of being a hit stand-up comedian lead him down a dark path to becoming the infamous Batman villain. Phoenix’s Oscar makes him the second performer to win an Academy Award for playing the Joker after Heath Ledger, who won the Best Supporting Actor trophy for playing the character in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.” “Joker’ received a total of 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture...

February 11, 2020
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Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

Brad Pitt Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

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February 11, 2020
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'Parasite' Stuns the Oscars With Game-Changing Best Picture Win Over '1917'

'Parasite' Stuns the Oscars With Game-Changing Best Picture Win Over '1917'

One of the most intense Best Picture races in recent memory has come to an end in history-making fashion: “,” Bong Joon Ho’s critically acclaimed thriller that earned the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or last May and earned unanimous critical acclaim, has won the Oscar for Best Picture over tough competition from Sam Mendes’ World War I drama “.” The Best Picture win for “Parasite” is the first time a foreign-language drama has won top honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which makes Bong’s film a game-changer for the ’ future. “Parasite” made history earlier at the...

February 11, 2020
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