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Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan Get Confessional in First Look at George Clooney’s ‘The Tender Bar’

There are more than a few surprises coming for awards watchers and film fans this Christmas. George Clooney’s latest, “The Tender Bar,” looks to be one of them.Amazon Studios will release the film in select theaters on Dec. 17, the studio announced Wednesday, followed by a nationwide rollout on Dec. 22. Amazon Prime Video members […]

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Jack Nicholson Rewrote ‘Departed’ Scene to Make It More Twisted, but It Didn’t Get Used

One of the most memorable lines in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” arrives early. Jack Nicholson’s mob boss Frank Costello is lecturing young Colin Sullivan when Scorsese cuts to one of Costello’s murders. Costello shoots a woman from behind on a beach. “She fell funny,” the mob boss tells his partner, played by Ray Winstone. It’s […]

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Gets Its Heart From Two Ex-Journo Screenwriters

Is journalism the best training ground for screenwriting? Two-thirds of the writers of Pixar’s “Soul” have backgrounds as reporters: Mike Jones and Kemp Powers.They wrote “Soul” with director Pete Docter; Powers is also co-director of the film, which debuts Dec. 25 on Disney Plus and seems a likely contender for Oscars and other film awards.Jones […]

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Ben Affleck Eyed for George Clooney Drama ‘The Tender Bar’

Ben Affleck is being considered to star in George Clooney’s feature film version of J.R. Moehringer’s coming-of-age story “The Tender Bar: A Memoir” for Amazon Studios.Affleck and Clooney worked together as producers on “Argo,” which won them and Clooney’s producing partner Grant Heslov an Academy Award for best picture.Clooney and Heslov are producing “The Tender […]

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Amazon Re-Ups Streaming Deal With ‘The Farewell’ & ‘The Gentlemen’ UK Distributor EFD

Amazon Prime Video has renewed its multi-year streaming deal with UK and Ireland releasing outfit Entertainment Film Distributors (Efd).The indie distributor’s recent credits include Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, and Ari Aster’s Midsommar.Under the refreshed deal, Amazon will have first window streaming rights on all of those titles, as well as upcoming […]

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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’

A feature film adaptation of Gabriel Bergmoser’s novel ”Sunburnt Country” is in development from “It” producer Roy Lee alongside Jon Berg and Greg Silverman.The story centers on a pair of millennial backpackers who go off-roading in the Australian wilderness and stumble upon a reclusive backwater town where they quickly realize that the locals hunt and […]

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Warner Bros. Shuts Down Campaign to Remove Rat from ‘The Departed’ Over Copyright Infringement

The Kickstarter campaign to remove the rat from the ending of Martin Scrosese’s “The Departed” has come to an end, but not because it reached its goal. The Kickstarter page has been taken down because the campaign is now “the subject of an intellectual property dispute and is currently unavailable.” The campaign was launched by […]

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Netflix’s Announcement Video for ‘The Irishman’ Teases Martin Scorsese’s New Film

Netflix has wasted no time in looking ahead to the 2019 Oscars race. In a new video for their upcoming release The Irishman, the streaming service touts the Oscar-bait that’s both behind the camera and in front of it for the true crime adaptation. Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese (The Departed) directs from a script by Oscar-winner […]

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Don’t stop at The Departed’s rat: six other movie scenes that should be cut

The car visible in the background in Braveheart? Kevin Spacey in Baby Driver? The money must be raised via Kickstarter to excise these and other crimes against film-makingThe Departed is Martin Scorsese’s financially most successful film, and the only one to earn him a best director Oscar. And yet, thanks to its final shot, it […]

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