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Mark Rylance Says ‘Nasty’ Comments From Real Life ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ Subjects ‘Stung’ Him

Mark Rylance is back in theaters this weekend with “The Phantom of the Open,” a new comedy that sees the Oscar winner play famously bad amateur golfer Maurice Flitcroft. It’s Rylance’s first time portraying a real person since he played lawyer William Kunstler in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” But the actor appears to […]

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‘Coda’ Surge Might Prove Oscars Are Looking for Joy During Pandemic and War

The final voting for Sunday’s 94th Oscars has closed. What can we expect?A two-year global pandemic, which is still in progress, changed the mindset of humankind, and the Hollywood industry. The awards season seemed to be back on track but just prior to the holiday break, events were being postponed, and a familiar dark passenger […]

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Aaron Sorkin Clarifies His Remarks in ‘Distorted’ Jeremy Strong New Yorker Profile

Aaron Sorkin has become the latest creative to rush to actor Jeremy Strong’s defense, following a controversial profile of the “Succession” actor published in The New Yorker online last week. Written by Michael Schulman, the piece offers a detailed account of the actor’s overzealous commitment to his craft, including some extreme examples of what some […]

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Robbie Williams Biopic ‘Better Man’ to Film in Australia

Robbie Williams biopic “Better Man” will begin filming in Melbourne, Australia in early 2022 under the direction of Michael Gracey (“The Greatest Showman”).Williams is one of the U.K.’s most prominent entertainers and one of the best-selling artists of all time. He first found fame with the group Take That, from 1989 to 1995, and then […]

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Will Oscar Voters Say ‘I Love Nicole Kidman’ in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’?

After revisiting a slice of 1960s history in last year’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin turned his lens to “Being the Ricardos,” cataloging a politically tumultuous week in the 1950s for Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during the heyday of “I Love Lucy.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences often […]

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‘Being the Ricardos’ Official Trailer: Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball Revealed in New Footage

It was only earlier this year that “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin’s second feature directorial effort and his follow-up to “Molly’s Game,” earned six Academy Award nominations, including bids for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Sacha Baron Cohen), and Best Original Screenplay for Sorkin. At the Golden Globes and Directors Guild of […]

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Lucille Ball’s Daughter Wanted Aaron Sorkin to Remove Inaccurate ‘Being the Ricardos’ Scenes

Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, told Palm Springs Life that “there are certain scenes that I wished hadn’t been” in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming biographical drama “Being the Ricardos.” The film, backed by Amazon Studios, stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Ball and Arnaz, respectively. Sorkin wrote the script and […]

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Oscars 2021: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From Chadwick Boseman to Frances McDormand

After all the talk about the unexpected and unpredictable, the 93rd Academy Awards delivered with surprise wins in the lead actor categories for Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand. Another shocker was that best picture was not announced last — they saved the lead acting categories for that.Also surprising was how smoothly the ceremony went with […]

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35 Must-See Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2021

The long and winding road to the 93rd Academy Awards is almost over, as the 2021 Oscar winners are set to be revealed this Sunday, April 25. Expected contenders such as “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sound of Metal,” and “Minari” all racked up multiple nominations across various […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Cinematography Predictions

The cinematography race pits Joshua James Richards (“Nomadland”) against Erik Messerschmidt (“Mank”), Phedon Papamichael (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Dariusz Wolski (“News of the World”), and Sean Bobbitt (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). Of the five, only Papamichael has been previously nominated (for “Nebraska”). Although Messerschmidt won the coveted ASC award, Richards is the […]

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