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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Might Convert Oscar Voters to the Church of Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield

Oscars voters have always loved seeing actors whose startling physical transformations come after countless hours in the makeup chair.After Renée Zellweger (“Judy”), Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”) and Charlize Theron (“Monster”) won Oscars for their impressively-altered looks, Jessica Chastain could be on a similar path for her role as the media-loving televangelist Tammy Faye […]

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Viola Davis Is Now the Most-Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

With her Oscar nomination for Best Actress with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis has officially become the most nominated Black actress in the history of the Academy Awards. Davis now boasts four career Oscar nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Doubt,” Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” Best Actress for “The Help,” and Best Actress for […]

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‘Dads’ Trailer: Bryce Dallas Howard’s Documentary Focuses on Fatherhood with the Help of Famous Dads

Father’s Day is next week, and Apple TV+ will be shining a light on six different fathers around the world with a new documentary called Dads, marking the feature directorial debut of Bryce Dallas Howard. The first trailer for the film has arrived, and in addition to the stories of various fathers around the world, […]

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Bryce Dallas Howard Recommends Movies to Watch That Are More Educational Than ‘The Help’

Amid nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, the 2011 drama “The Help” quickly became one of the most-watched movies on Netflix. But the film — based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel — also drew criticism for its white savior narrative. So one of its stars, Bryce Dallas Howard, recommended other movies to watch about […]

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Film Writers Offer Alternatives To ‘The Help’ After Film Surges In Popularity On Netflix

When Netflix announced plans to help further show what people were watching with its Top 10 lists, people were initially very happy. Finally, instead of Netflix telling subscribers what’s “popular” and “trending,” we can see what is actually being watched. Well, unfortunately, that also means we get to see when bad films and TV series […]

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star in Humanitarian Drama ‘Seacole’

Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in the humanitarian drama “Seacole,” based on the life of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole, Variety has learned exclusively.Charlie Stratton will direct from a screenplay he’s written with Oscar-nominated Dianne Houston (“Tuesday Morning Ride”) and Marnie Dickens. The project is to be co-produced and financed by Epic Match Media and UMedia. […]

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Allison Janney, Laura Dern to Star in Tate Taylor’s ‘Breaking News in Yuba County’

Allison Janney and Laura Dern are starring as sisters in director Tate Taylor’s dark comedy “Breaking News in Yuba County.”Taylor, whose credits include “The Help” and “The Girl on the Train,” will direct from the 2017 Black List script by Amanda Idoko. He’s also producing along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker via their Nine […]

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It’s Going to be a ‘Crazy Rich’ Labor Day Weekend

Look forward to another “crazy rich” weekend as the Labor Day holiday will push Crazy Rich Asians near (if not over) $120 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony is expanding the reach of their cyber-thriller Searching after its limited debut last weekend while Lionsgate releases Kin and MGM’s Operation Finale continues its roll-out following its Wednesday opening. […]

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