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Lynn Stalmaster, Legendary Casting Director, Dies at 93

Lynn Stalmaster, the legendary casting director who worked on nearly 200 movies ranging from “West Side Story” to “Harold and Maude” to “Tootsie,” has died. He was 93.Stalmaster died Friday morning in Los Angeles, Casting Society of America executive Laura Adler confirmed.Stalmaster was a pioneer as an independent casting director who worked on a freelance […]

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“Most of the Atmosphere Was Fully Created on Set”: Dp Pj López on Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided Go For It

Rita Moreno stands as one of the rare few entertainers to attain Egot status. Mariem Pérez Riera intimate documentary on the West Side Story star the racism Moreno faced as a Puerto Rican immigrant with aplomb, featuring interviews other iconic entertainers such as Gloria Estefan, Whoopi Goldberg and Eva Longoria. Dp Pj López discusses how […]

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Cinemas shut, movies postponed: how Covid-19 upturned film in 2020

The year started off so well – remember Parasite? – before it all got put on hold. This might be the end of cinema as we know itIf you had money on drive-in movies making a comeback in 2020, the year’s most talked-about actor being Laurence Fox, and the biggest Hollywood hit being Bad Boys […]

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

As Netflix adds a number of new titles, the streaming service is also saying goodbye to a trove of movies and TV shows over the next month.High-profile films leaving the streamer include the entire Ocean’s trilogy, Moneyball, The Addams Family, Stand and Deliver, West Side Story, Olympus Has Fallen, Y Tu Mamá También, Adam Sandler […]

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New ‘West Side Story’ Photos Gives Us the Best Look Yet at Steven Spielberg’s Musical Remake

Thanks to the spread of coronavirus, most of the major theatrical releases over the next couple weeks (and probably at least the next month) are being pushed to unknown dates sometime down the road. But when it comes to Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming remake of the classic musical West Side Story, slated for release in December, […]

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Netflix Nabs Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Drama

Netflix will back Bradley Cooper’s upcoming drama about Leonard Bernstein, the legendary conductor and musical maestro behind “West Side Story” and “Candide,” Variety has confirmed.The film was initially set up at Paramount. It has an A-list lineup of producers, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Todd Phillips. Kristie Macosko Krieger from Amblin […]

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‘Cherish the Day’: Ava DuVernay and Cicely Tyson Push for More Black Love Stories, Release New Trailer

Ava DuVernay wanted a change of pace. Her last television series, Netflix’s acclaimed “When They See Us,” was widely celebrated and made her a significant name in prestige television, but DuVernay channeled her creative energy into more uplifting subject matter in the new year. That desire led to “Cherish the Day,” her upcoming romantic drama […]

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