Month: November 2017

In October 1947 the Cold War came to, or rather was declared on, Hollywood. For nine tumultuous days, the House Committee on Un-American Activities, chaired by a dapper martinet named J. Parnell Thomas (R-NJ), held its soon-to-be notorious hearings into alleged Communist subversion in Hollywood. Officially dubbed “Hearings Regarding the Communist Infiltration of the Motion
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Director Yannis Sakaridis’ ensemble drama examines displacement from multiple perspectives, but refuses to pass judgement. With its strategic position between Africa, Asia and Europe, Greece has found itself unwittingly at the center of the refugee crisis over the past few years. The country has become the first entry point into Europe for 1.2 million refugees
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The second season of ‘The Return’ will be back in the “not-too-distant future.” Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return favorites delivered a Thanksgiving surprise following a 12-hour holiday marathon on YouTube. After six classic episodes of the show with new hosts introducing segments including Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray and Felicia Day announced that the revival
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‘Coco’ is expected to dominate the long Thanksgiving weekend with more than $70 million. As the long Thanksgiving holiday got underway, Disney and Pixar’s Coco danced its way past holdover Justice League on Wednesday with an opening-day gross of $13.2 million after nabbing an A+ CinemaScore. Wednesday’s haul included $2.3 million in Tuesday night previews.
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Foreign-language Oscar hopefuls ‘Loveless’, ‘Scary Mother’ and ‘Newton’ from Russia, Georgia and India also got honors. Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country has won the best feature honor at the 11th annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday. The win marks the second time that Thornton and an Australian film
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“Our show has an interesting quirk to it in that it’s about fun comedy in the ’70s, but it’s also about the underbelly of this world,” says star Melissa Leo. “So sometimes it’s this uproarious, crazy set, and then there’s other times when it’s intensely serious, quiet filmmaking — we’ve had it all.” Entering the
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Nancy Lesser missed the after-party and spent eight months on leave. She alleges the red carpet and other exits at the Microsoft Theater amounted to a dangerous condition. Nancy Lesser, the executive vice president of media and talent at HBO, is upset that the Emmy Awards didn’t take better safety precautions in setting up the
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“Life doesn’t play itself out, as a series of scenes that form a perfect narrative,” the writer said about adapting ‘Molly’s Game’ on THR’s Writer Roundtable. Molly’s Game tackles the real-life story of Olympic skier Molly Bloom, played by Jessica Chastain, who ran an exclusive high-stakes poker game before she was discovered by the FBI.
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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season three premiere of Chicago Med, “Speak Your Truth.”] Chicago Med came back Tuesday for its third season, but it wasn’t exactly business as usual for the Dick Wolf medical drama. Rather than a normal September return date, the series returned in late November with a slightly shorter
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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the first three episodes of Hulu’s Runaways.] Something happens when the parents at the heart of the new Marvel series Runaways, currently streaming the first three episodes of its freshman season on Hulu, put on their super-villain attire: they become covered in blood, or at least the same crimson
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THR’s awards columnist attempts to get to the bottom of the exclusion of ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Mudbound,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ from the best feature category. When the Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced this morning, the five nominees for best feature did not include a
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