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‘Gold’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey is a Balding Billionaire [VIDEO]
A balding Matthew McConaughey has gold fever in the first trailer for TWC-Dimension’s aptly-named “Gold.” “The gold is mine,” his character Kenny Wells declares. “I found it.” “Gold” is directed by Stephen Gaghan and loosely based on the Bre-X mining scandal of the 1990s. McConaughey plays Wells as a down-and-out prospector who teams up with... Read more »
297 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors American screenwriters Syriana American film directors Stephen Gaghan Gwen Stacy English-language films
Toronto: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Demian Bichir to Star in ‘Bel Canto’
Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Demian Bichir will star in the South American drama “Bel Canto” with Paul Weitz directing. Weitz has adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub (“Tekkonkinkreet”) from Ann Patchett’s best-seller of the same name. Caroline Baron and Weintraub will produce the project through their company A-Line Pictures alongside Weitz and Andrew Miano through... Read more »
37 points by Variety | American television actors American film actors American film directors 1963 births Hannibal South America Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Julianne Moore
Filmmakers Launch Anti-Trump Ad Campaign
A group of documentary filmmakers is launching a new anti-Trump ad campaign, with the first TV spot running in Butler County, Ohio, on Wednesday. The first ad, directed by Rachel Gray, features a Republican woman who says that she cannot bring herself to vote for Donald Trump. Gray’s credits include “Jesus Camp” and “Norman Lear: Just... Read more »
279 points by Variety | Donald Trump Democracy Voting Election WWE Raw American film directors Year of birth missing The Documentary
‘La La Land,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Cinema Audio Society Awards
“La La Land” and “Game of Thrones” walked away with top film and television honors at the 53rd Cinema Audio Society Awards Saturday night. “Finding Nemo” won the theatrical animated prize, while “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” took the documentary award. Other television winners included “Modern Family” and “The... Read more »
313 points by Variety | Film director Television program Film Buffalo Bills Quentin Tarantino American film directors O. J. Simpson Finding Nemo
Playing 'Six Degrees of Separation' with this year's Oscar acting nominees
Kevin Bacon pops up in the large-ensemble “Patriots Day,” which failed to gain traction in the annual movie awards race. Still, his welcome appearance gives pause to revive his namesake “Six Degrees of Separation” parlor game. And what better time to play than with this season’s ostensibly disparate...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | American film actors Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor American television actors Terry Gilliam Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Ben Affleck Casey Affleck American film directors
Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Gets August Release Date
Bleecker Street will distribute Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” in partnership with Fingerprint Releasing, the director’s newly formed entertainment company. The heist comedy stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Katie Holmes, and a platinum-coiffed Daniel Craig. It also marks Soderbergh’s return to the big screen after a four-year hiatus, during which... Read more »
7 points by Variety | American film actors Channing Tatum American television actors Film Reid Carolin American film directors Warner Bros. Film director
Robert McKee, Issa Rae to Be Honored at 2017 Final Draft Awards
The Final Draft awards for screenwriters announced its 2017 honorees on Thursday. The show will take place at the Paramount Theatre on Feb. 23, hosted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. This year’s ceremony will honor Robert McKee with the hall of fame award. Brian Cox, Quincy Jones, Margaret Nagle and Steven Pressfield will... Read more »
3 points by Variety | American screenwriters American film actors American television actors Academy Award American film directors American television writers Robert McKee Academy Award for Best Picture
'Scarface' is coming in 2018: Coen brothers to work on an 'explosive' remake
Universal announces a release date of Aug. 10, 2018         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Scarface Scarface Robert De Niro Brian De Palma Carlito's Way American film directors The Untouchables Academy Award for Best Actor
'Scarface' reboot with 'Rogue One' star Diego Luna gets release date
Universal called the new film "an explosive re-imagining of one of the most iconic sagas in film history." CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In a blatant and, frankly, heroic attempt to prevent the catch phrase "Say hello to my little friend" from disappearing from the national lexicon, Universal announced it is rebooting "Scarface" for 2018. The film, with a script polished by Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen ("No Country For Old Men"), is scheduled for release on Aug. 10, 2018. Diego Luna ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") will play the lead, according to Variety. Universal called the new movie "an explosive re-imagining of one of the most iconic sagas in film history." The pic is still looking for a director after Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") dropped out to make a sequel to "The Equalizer," Variety said. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the two frontrunners are David MacKenzie ("Hell or High Water") and Peter Berg ("Patriots Day"). The upcoming film with be third time "Scarface" -- the story of an immigrant who makes it big as a gangster -- has been brought to the big screen. Howard Hawks directed the first one starring Paul Muni in 1932. It was followed in 1983 by a remake starring Al Pacino in an instant classic directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. While that new movie was set in Miami, the new film is said to take place in Los Angeles.
148 points by The Plain Dealer | Academy Award for Best Actor Brian De Palma Scarface Los Angeles American film directors Warner Bros. Film Robert De Niro
Oscar Directing Nominees Help Us Trace Their DNA
Directors influence each other with their work. Sometimes that influence is overt — “La La Land” clearly evokes “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — but other times it is more unexpected, hinging on storytelling choices or structure. Variety asked this year’s directing nominees to help us trace the DNA of their movies,... Read more »
17 points by Variety | Film War film American film directors Film criticism World War II Wong Kar-wai La La Land Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Box Office: ‘Rings’ Crawls Past ‘Split’ to Win Friday
While “Split” may well win its third straight weekend at the box office, Paramount’s newcomer “Rings” took the top slot on Friday with $5.6 million in earnings from 2,931 locations. “Split” followed closely behind with $4.8 million from 3,373 theaters. Both films should finish the sleepy Super Bowl weekend in the $13 to $14 million... Read more »
113 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors Robert De Niro Film director M. Night Shyamalan Aimee Teegarden Walter F. Parkes American film directors
Spencer Baumgarten to Leave CAA for ICM Partners
Veteran literary agent Spencer Baumgarten has joined ICM Partners as a partner. “Spencer is an exceptional agent who’s passionate about his role in guiding the careers of his clients,” the ICM partnership said in a joint statement. “He is highly regarded in the entertainment community and will be a great addition to our partnership.” He... Read more »
9 points by Variety | American film directors English-language films Shekhar Kapur Zhang Yimou Zhang Ziyi 1945 births Year of birth missing Agent
Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller Join Caper Comedy ‘Olglivy Fortune’
Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller, Isabel Lucas, Keith David, George Wallace, and Sports Illustrated model Solveig Mørk Hansen have joined the cast of Frank Peluso’s caper comedy “The Ogilvy Fortune.” Peter Fonda and Holt McCallany will star alongside Andrew Dice Clay and Richard Lewis. Filmmaker Nick Cassavetes will also join the cast in an on-camera role, further... Read more »
56 points by Variety | American film actors American television actors Saturday Night Live Executive producer People from New York City Chevy Chase American film directors Film
Time to pick a side as 'Captain America: Civil War' hits DVD and Blu-ray
New on Blu-ray “Captain America: Civil War” (Disney/Buena Vista DVD, $32.99; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD) The title implies a solo superhero adventure, but this summer’s “Captain America: Civil War” is actually a straight-up sequel to 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” bringing together...
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