Robert Redford to Receive Honorary Cesar Award

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Robert Redford to Receive Honorary Cesar Award
Legendary American actor and director Robert Redford is set to receive an honorary Cesar award, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, at the 44th annual Cesar ceremony, which will take place Feb. 22 in Paris.

“An iconic actor, an exceptional director, a passionate producer, founder and president of Sundance, the most revered festival of independent films in the world, Robert Redford has left his mark through all his endeavors in the film world,” said Alain Terzian, the president of France’s Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema.

In the statement announcing Redford’s honorary Cesar, Terzian praised Redford’s career as an actor, filmmaker and philanthropist.

“Robert Redford is definitely a monument. Many of his films, in front or behind the camera, have now become classics. Rare are the careers which have had such a lasting impact on the history of cinema,” said Terzian, citing Redford’s Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning film “Ordinary People,
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‘High Flying Bird’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh Is Back Behind the iPhone for Netflix Sports Drama

‘High Flying Bird’ Trailer: Steven Soderbergh Is Back Behind the iPhone for Netflix Sports Drama
Steven Soderbergh is back to making movies with an iPhone for his latest directorial effort “High Flying Bird.” The behind-the-scenes basketball drama was shot on an iPhone 7 and is Soderbergh’s second iPhone-shot feature following his last release, the 2018 psychological horror-thriller “Unsane.” “High Flying Bird” is world premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival prior to its debut on Netflix next month.

High Flying Bird” is written by Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, best known for co-writing “Moonlight” with Barry Jenkins. Andre Holland stars as a sports agent who must find a way to pitch a controversial business opportunity to a rookie basketball player during an NBA lockout. The supporting cast includes Zazie Beetz, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Sonja Sohn, and “Stranger Things” breakout Caleb McLaughlin.

Soderbergh is one of numerous high profile film directors releasing new projects on Netflix this year. Following the release of “High Flying Bird,
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‘High Flying Bird’ Trailer: André Holland Navigates the NBA in Steven Soderbergh’s iPhone-Shot Drama

Following up his iPhone-shot psychological thriller Unsane, Steven Soderbergh is back with not one but two highly-anticipated films this year, both for Netflix, and each couldn’t be more different. First up, High Flying Bird will debut next month and is another iPhone-shot effort, following André Holland in the world of an NBA sports agent. Then this fall, he has the star-studded Panama Papers drama The Laundromat, featuring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Matthias Schoenaerts, and more.

Netflix has now released the first trailer for Bird, which will world premiere at Slamdance Film Festival then head to New York at Film Comment Selects 2019 before landing on their service next month. See the trailer and poster below for the film also starring Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Glenn Fleshler, Jeryl Prescott, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Caleb McLaughlin, Bobbi Bordley, Kyle MacLachlan and Bill Duke.

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout,
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Topic Studios Inks First Look Deal With ‘Arctic’ Filmmakers Joe Penna & Ryan Morrison

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Topic Studios has signed a first look film and television deal with filmmakers Joe Penna and Ryan Morrison, whose feature Arctic made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last May as an official selection in the Midnight section. The deal expands the relationship between Topic, Penna and Morrison who recently collaborated on a scripted anthology series which will be announced soon.

“We have loved working with Joe and Ryan,” said Lisa Leingang and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios. “They are a rare combination of world-builders, Diy filmmakers and first class storytellers. There’s so much we want to do together.”

Said Penna and Morrison: “We’re beyond excited to be working so closely with Topic. They truly support their creative partners and tell the type of stories people need to hear. Topic is a studio with something to say and we’re very much looking forward joining the conversation.
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Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Aren't the First Stars to Tie at the Critics' Choice Awards

Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Aren't the First Stars to Tie at the Critics' Choice Awards
While watching the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night, audiences were likely prepared to see a number of things typical of award season: cheesy jokes from the host, triumphant acceptance speeches, and red carpet gowns so stunning, it was hard not to audibly gasp. But one very unique occurrence happened when it came time to award the trophy for best actress in a movie made for television or limited series - it was a tie!

Presenters and Schitt's Creek costars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara opened the envelope to reveal the winners and took a moment to look appropriately shocked before O'Hara excitedly yelled out, "It's a tie!" No, this wasn't another awkward Moonlight/La La Land situation - Amy Adams won for her role in Sharp Objects, while Patricia Arquette also won for Escape at Dannemora.

What could have easily been an uncomfortable moment for everyone involved ended up being a heartwarming one,
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Oscar sisters? It’s looking more and more likely that Glenn Close and Lady Gaga will Both win Academy Awards

Oscar sisters? It’s looking more and more likely that Glenn Close and Lady Gaga will Both win Academy Awards
If Gold Derby’s racetrack odds are correct, get ready to see acceptance speeches on Oscar night from two of the year’s biggest awards magnets: Glenn Close and Lady Gaga. Close leads our Best Actress predictions for her portrayal of unfulfilled spouse Joan Castleman in “The Wife,” while Gaga has a commanding lead for co-writing Best Song contender “Shallow” from the musical drama “A Star Is Born.” While both leading ladies would love to win the Best Actress race, it’s looking more and more likely that the Academy Awards may give Close the acting prize and Gaga the song trophy, just like at the Golden Globes.

SEEGlenn Close would be third oldest Best Actress winner in Oscar history

Earlier this week the Critics’ Choice Awards threw us all for a loop by declaring a tie between Close and Gaga in the Best Actress race. However, don’t expect
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Lantern Wins Test Case In Attempt By Hollywood Stars To Collect On Weinstein Co.’s Debts

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Lantern Entertainment likely won’t be liable for the unpaid royalties that the bankrupt The Weinstein Company owes several Hollywood stars, based on new bankruptcy court ruling in the case.

A group of prominent actors, directors and producers are seeking to recover profit participation payments that the indie studio owes for their work on four films, Silver Linings Playbook, St. Vincent, August: Osage County and Scary Movie 5.

This group, which includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, argues that Lantern couldn’t assume the contracts for these films without saying what they’ll do to clear up these old debts.

Collectively, these stars are owed millions of dollars.

Lantern, which acquired TWC’s film and television assets in a $289 million deal supervised by the bankruptcy court, argued it’s only liable for payments going forward. It brought suit against Silver Linings Playbook producer
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Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Aren't the First Stars to Tie at the Critics' Choice Awards

While watching the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night, audiences were likely prepared to see a number of things typical of award season: cheesy jokes from the host, triumphant acceptance speeches, and red carpet gowns so stunning, it was hard not to audibly gasp. But one very unique occurrence happened when it came time to award the trophy for best actress in a movie made for television or limited series - it was a tie!

Presenters and Schitt's Creek costars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara opened the envelope to reveal the winners and took a moment to look appropriately shocked before O'Hara excitedly yelled out, "It's a tie!" No, this wasn't another awkward Moonlight/La La Land situation - Amy Adams won for her role in Sharp Objects, while Patricia Arquette also won for Escape at Dannemora.

What could have easily been an uncomfortable moment for everyone involved ended up being a heartwarming one,
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Glenn Close would be third oldest Best Actress winner in Oscar history

Glenn Close would be third oldest Best Actress winner in Oscar history
After her wins at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, Glenn Close has skyrocketed to the top of our Best Actress Oscar chart. If she prevails on February 24, she would make history as the first woman with six losses to finally win an Academy Award for acting. And, at age 71 years and 342 days as of the ceremony date, she’d land in third place on the list of the 10 oldest Best Actress winners. Close would supplant Marie Dressler, who was just a day over 63 when she won this award at the 4th Oscars way back in 1931 for “Min and Bill.”

The only two women to win that were older than Dressler as of the date of their respective Academy Awards were: Jessica Tandy, who was 80 years and 292 days when she took home the Oscar in 1990 for “Driving Miss Daisy”; and Katharine Hepburn, who was 74 years and 321 days when she
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Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Tied For an Award at Critics' Choice, Which Is Possible?

The Critics' Choice Awards didn't end on Sunday without a shocker. The biggest surprise of the night was that there was a . . . tie. Apparently, that's a totally possible thing, and, honestly, it probably couldn't have happened to a better pair. Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette were the dual recipients of the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Adams accepted the award for her role in Sharp Objects, while Arquette accepted the trophy for her part in Escape at Dannemora.

What could have easily been an awkward moment turned out to be a beautiful one instead. Adams was the first to be presented the award, but she refused to start her acceptance speech without Arquette on stage. "I actually can't think of a more beautiful thing than a tie because there really isn't a winner when we get to do such great work when you have such wonderful opportunities,
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We're Shocked and Excited That Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Tied For a Critics' Choice Award

We're Shocked and Excited That Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette Tied For a Critics' Choice Award
The Critics' Choice Awards didn't end on Sunday without a shocker. The biggest surprise of the night was that there was a . . . tie. Apparently, that's a totally possible thing, and, honestly, it probably couldn't have happened to a better pair. Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette were the dual recipients of the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Adams accepted the award for her role in Sharp Objects, while Arquette accepted the trophy for her part in Escape at Dannemora.

What could have easily been an awkward moment turned out to be a beautiful one instead. Adams was the first to be presented the award, but she refused to start her acceptance speech without Arquette on stage. "I actually can't think of a more beautiful thing than a tie because there really isn't a winner when we get to do such great work when you have such wonderful opportunities,
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Disney in early stages of Mary Poppins Returns sequel

Well, it doesn’t seem like we’ll have to wait 54 years for another Mary Poppins outing, as Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca have confirmed that Disney is already working on a follow-up to December’s Emily Blunt-headlined sequel.

“It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine,” Marshall tells The Sun. “That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know… If there’s a great character and story to tell, why not?”

Producer DeLuca also stated that Emily Blunt is keen on a return as the magical nanny, adding: “Emily does light up when she speaks to me about it. And if the people want it, I think it will happen.”

Mary Poppins Returns has grossed over $262 million at
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Here’s How Kevin Hart Says He Was Going to Open the 2019 Oscars (Video)

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Here’s How Kevin Hart Says He Was Going to Open the 2019 Oscars (Video)
Kevin Hart might be “over” the idea of hosting the Oscars — but that doesn’t mean he’s over how he would have hosted the 2019 Academy Awards.

During an appearance on “The Late Show” Wednesday night, “The Upside” star addressed the situation with Stephen Colbert, who asked him if he would change anything he has said or done over the past month — after old homophobic tweets of his resurfaced and his refusal to apologize/address the issue in the manner in which the Academy would have liked, which led to him losing the Oscars hosting gig.

“No, I wouldn’t change anything.” Hart said, adding: “Right, this is me — I’m over it. I’m just over it. It’s an onion. So no matter how many times you keep peeling it, it’s endless.”

Also Read: 'The Upside' Film Review: Kevin Hart Is a Prop for Bryan Cranston
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Al Pacino Will Hunt Nazis for Jordan Peele on New Amazon Show

Remember when Alec Baldwin signed on for 30 Rock and everyone was shocked that a movie star would stoop to such lows? Well, I don't know if you've heard, but TV is kind of a big deal these days. Julia Roberts, Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep -- everyone's got a TV show nowadays. Apparently not wanting to

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Bohemian Rhapsody Is Worst Reviewed Golden Globes Winner in Over 3 Decades

Bohemian Rhapsody Is Worst Reviewed Golden Globes Winner in Over 3 Decades
Bohemian Rhapsody is currently riding high after its recent big night at the Golden Globes, as the Queen biopic took home the Best Motion Picture award in the drama category. Rami Malek was also awarded for his performance as Freddie Mercury which, even for those who maybe didn't like the movie overall, has been a highlight. But, speaking to that point a little bit, Bohemian Rhapsody is actually the worst reviewed movie to win Best Motion Picture at the event in more than 30 years.

As it stands, Bohemian Rhapsody boasts a 62 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To find a movie that won the same award at the Golden Globes with a lower rating, we have to go all the way back to 1986 when Robert Redford and Meryl Streep's Out of Africa took home the night's top prize. That movie currently holds just a 60 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Queen Twitter Account Honors Bohemian Rhapsody’s Big Win With New Photos

“We’re family. We believe in each other. That’s everything.”

If you’re still reeling from Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony, you’re not alone. To recap: Bohemian Rhapsody was the upset of the evening, clinching the gong for Best Motion Picture – Drama from a category that included A Star is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKKKlansman and Marvel’s Black Panther.

Impressive though that may be, Bohemian Rhapsody‘s triumph wasn’t without its controversy, given how Rotten Tomatoes confirmed earlier this week that it’s now officially the worst-reviewed Golden Globe winner (62 percent) since Meryl Streep’s Out of Africa from 1985, the same year in which Queen took the world by storm with their unforgettable Live Aid performance.

Controversy aside, that’s the real crux of Fox and Dexter Fletcher’s musical drama, as evidenced by this tweet from the official Queen Twitter account, which featured
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Bohemian Rhapsody’s The Worst-Reviewed Golden Globe Winner In Over 30 Years

Not since Meryl Streep’s Out of Africa (60 percent) has a Golden Globe winner fared so poorly among critics, and yet, that’s exactly the ‘honor’ that has befallen Bohemian Rhapsody, Fox and Dexter Flecther’s musical biopic about the inimitable Freddie Mercury.

It’s far from perfect, but a combination of Queen’s power ballads and Rami Malek’s tour-de-force performance elevated Bohemian Rhapsody from the pits of mediocrity. Still, there are those who feel last weekend’s Golden Globes award should have gone to a more worthy winner – like, say, A Star is Born or Marvel’s Black Panther – particularly now that Rotten Tomatoes has confirmed Bohemian Rhapsody to be the worst-reviewed winner in over 30 years.

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While Green Book‘s Certified Fresh 81% is in the same realm of its Audience Score, Bohemian Rhapsody struggled to even be Fresh. The film was Rotten for a significant amount
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‘Green Book’ Circles Wagons, ‘Star Is Born’ Sings, Film World Decries Donald Trump Speech At National Board Of Review Gala

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The National Board of Review gala is often one of the first major events of awards season. This year, however, it followed Sunday’s Golden Globes, giving the evening at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street a somewhat reactive vibe.

Many honorees reacted to Donald Trump’s televised address, which unfolded during the middle of the event. The filmmaker and stars of Nbr Green Book reacted to the reaction to their film after Sunday’s surprising Globe wins. And everyone who took the stage during the three-and-a-half-hour show reacted to the lack of TV cameras and TelePromTers by taking plenty of time to savor the moment. Suspense was in short supply given that the winners, as emcee Willie Geist of NBC News mentioned more than once, were revealed back in November.

Stephen Colbert, on hand to present Lady Gaga with the Best Actress trophy for A Star is Born,
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Five Of The Best: Political Dramas

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This week sees the release of The Front Runner, a new political drama from Jason Reitman starring Hugh Jackman in his first appearance on screen since the smash-hit The Greatest Showman. Jackman is in very different territory here, starring as Gary Hart, the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.

One of the first big releases of the new year, the film is also one of the best political dramas in recent years, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the story. To coincide with the release of the film – in cinemas from 11th January, we take a trip back in time to look at five of the best political dramas in recent years.

Lbj (2016)

This little-seen drama first debuted at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival but didn’t hit cinemas until well after a year later. Rob Reiner directs a virtually unrecognisable Woody Harrelson in the title role of former U.
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Cheer On Costar Sam Elliott at His Hand and Foot Imprint Ceremony

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Cheer On Costar Sam Elliott at His Hand and Foot Imprint Ceremony
Sam Elliott had two special people cheering him on at his hand and foot imprint ceremony on Monday.

The 74-year-old actor was honored in front of the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, where his A Star Is Born costars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga were there to wish him good luck.

Gaga, 32, shared sweet photos of the moment on her Instagram Story, including one in which she and Elliott shared a hug as he kissed her on the forehead.

“So excited to be here for Sam Elliott’s hand & footprint ceremony,” she wrote in the caption.

In the second photo,
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