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The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. Even in this world of global homogenization, local tastes matter. The studios, with their worldwide marketing campaigns and day-and-date releases, dominate the international box office, and last year was no exception. But a hit in Hollywood can
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Forget ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’: Here’s what the rest of the globe will be watching as they ring in the new year. Holiday time means TV time for families around the globe. But not every country has the same year-end TV traditions. In Britain, the obsession is with Christmas commercials.
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Additional changes affect the Motion Picture & Title Design, Sound, Makeup Artists/Hairstylists and Reality Programming peer groups. The already-sprawling Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to take on a bunch of new members. According to an announcement Wednesday, the TV Academy’s board of governors recently voted to include in the organization’s membership personal
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The “definitive story of Weinstein’s career, fall from grace and Hollywood’s culture of abuse” will include interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave enough to tell their stories.” U.K. public broadcaster BBC has ordered a feature-length documentary on Harvey Weinstein’s rise and fall, including interviews with “the many actresses who have been brave
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Swedish art world satire ‘The Square’ is a frontrunner for this year’s awards, which air Saturday from Berlin. The 30th European Film Awards kicks off in a just a few hours, live from the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin. Several of this season’s Oscar contenders —including Ruben Ostlund’s The Square starring Elisabeth Moss and
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The Oscar-winning actress will receive the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award for her life’s work. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander will receive the lifetime achievement award, the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award, from Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival. Vikander, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for The Danish Girl, next takes on the role of video game
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The ‘Designated Survivor’ actor’s book will publish in 2019. Actor Kal Penn, known for his role in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle as well as his political activism, is penning a memoir, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced. The still-untitled collection of essays will be published in 2019. In the book, which aims to
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The 82-year-old was feted by Jeff Bridges, Armie Hammer and Ali Fazal. There is nothing like a dame! Dame Judi Dench, the legendary British actress who is currently vying for her eighth Oscar nomination, for her performance as Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears‘ Victoria and Abdul, was feted with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s
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The Austrian auteur’s foreign-languge entry stars Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Jean-Louis Trintignant in a darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional French family. Happy End, the latest film from Austrian director Michael Haneke is, in many ways, exactly what we’ve come to expect from the 75-year-old auteur who has made a career out of upsetting
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THR’s awards columnist argues that this year’s Independent Spirit Award nominations and Gotham, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle awards have helped to highlight worthy work that Academy members might otherwise have overlooked. The flurry of awards-season announcements issued over the past week or so — Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Gotham
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The streaming video service picks up U.S. SVOD rights to Scandinavian crime dramas ‘Below the Surface’ and ‘Midnight Sun,’ as well as U.K. drama ‘Trust Me’ in its first-ever licensing deal with the studio. Hulu has inked its first-ever TV deal with European production group StudioCanal, taking exclusive U.S. streaming rights to three of its
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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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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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The fest’s highest honor is annually presented to “an individual who has enriched our culture through his/her multifaceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry.” Gary Oldman will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced Wednesday. The 59-year-old actor, who was nominated for the best actor Oscar
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The direct-to-consumer HBO Go service is available in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia with such hit shows as ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld’ and ‘Silicon Valley.’ Time Warner’s HBO said Monday it has launched direct-to-consumer services in four Central European countries. The HBO Go subscription VOD service became available as a direct-to-consumer offer online
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