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Jimmy Kimmel Prescribes Foxycontin For Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel

With six investigations in various stages into: Trump Organization Trump Foundation President Donald Trump’s transition team Trump’s inaugural committee Trump’s campaign Trump’s administration and Trump himself, The President of the United States right now is “basically a guy who got pulled over for a broken tail light and is praying the cops don't find the body in his trunk,” Jimmy Kimmel said on his ABC late-night show. “It's a scary time for the president, but… Read

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Review: Emily Blunt Is Perfect In Every Way – And So Is This Movie

Mary Poppins Returns

It has taken 54 years for a sequel to emerge to Walt Disney’s crown jewel, Mary Poppins, but to say the wait was worth it is an understatement for a movie that is practically perfect in every way — actually make that perfect in every way. Considering the legacy that it is up against, director Rob Marshall’s achievement here is remarkable. Certainly a modern master of the movie musical (Chicago, Into the Woods, Nine, Annie), Marshall has made a film that is reverential to… Read

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Barry Jenkins’ Artful And Moving Follow-Up To Oscar Winner ‘Moonlight’

If Beale Street Could Talk

It has taken awhile, but finally, James Baldwin is getting an English-language movie that is worthy of this great writer. It took a leap of faith by director Barry Jenkins, who went to Europe in the summer of 2013 and not only wrote Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar Best Picture, as well as Adapted Screenplay Oscar, but he also wrote an adaptation of Baldwin’s 1974 work If Beale Street Could Talk on a wing and a prayer, as it were. He had no permission from… Read

‘Mapplethorpe’ Trailer Shows Controversial Artist’s Rise In NY

Mapplethorpe

The official trailer for director Ondi Timoner’s Mapplethorpe biopic is out, portraying the controversial artist as he ascends from nowhere to become one of the most talked-about media creators of the 20th Century. Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith is Robert Mapplethorpe, with Marianne Rendon as punk poet/rocker Patti Smith, Mapplethorpe’s muse. Mapplethorpe discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the 70's and 80's. The film depicts… Read

Nicole Kidman & Karyn Kusama On Being Creatively Linked For ‘Destroyer’ – The Contenders L.A. Video

Destroyer

It was an all-woman panel — actress, director, film editor — as the Destroyer team of Nicole Kidman, Karyn Kusama and Plummy Tucker joined me on the DGA stage last month for Deadline’s eighth annual The Contenders Los Angeles awards-season event. The subject was the very intense Annapurna film opening Christmas Day, in which Kidman plays a flawed, beaten and determined Los Angeles cop trying to come back from some very big mistakes. Kidman discusses how she and Kusama had… Read

Ryan Coogler On How He Applied His Indie Film Approach To The Blockbuster ‘Black Panther’ – Behind The Lens

Ryan Coogler

Ryan Coogler is living the dream. As a kid he loved and watched the Rocky movies and then grew up to actually work with Sylvester Stallone and take the series forward as a director. Also as a kid he read Marvel comics and particularly Black Panther, and would grow up to direct the first Black Panther movie — one that became a box office giant of record proportions, as well as the first Marvel or comic book movie to seriously have a chance at the Best Picture Oscar. Of… Read

‘Roma’ Review: Alfonso Cuarón’s Childhood Memories Become A Film Unlike Any Other This Year

Roma

Ever since winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September, Alfonso Cuarón’s most personal film Roma has been widely, and justly, acclaimed, not only for its content but also for breakthrough cinematic techniques the director has perfected in this wide-screen, gorgeous-looking black-and-white memory play. It is a movie designed for cinemas and should be seen that way, but it was also sold to Netflix by Participant Media, which produced it. It debuts in… Read

‘Then Came You’ Trailer: Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams & Nina Dobrev In Coming-Of-Age Pic

It's not how long we live that matters but how we live the life we have. So goes the tagline for Then Came You, a coming-of-age tale that celebrates the love of friendship, romance and, yes, life. Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams and Nina Dobrev star in the pic from director Peter Hutchings, whose trailer hit the web today. Your logline: Skye (Williams) is a spunky teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Butterfield), a 19-year old hypochondriac who is… Read

‘Roma’ Team On Living Alfonso Cuarón’s Story Of Family And Country – The Contenders L.A. Video

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the story of one woman’s struggle in 1970s Mexico City, but it is also a story about Mexico, and what the country was going through at the time of Cuarón’s youth. “It was an attempt to come to terms with and try to understand what existence is,” he said onstage recently at Deadline’s The Contenders Los Angeles awards-season event. “How, on the one hand, we’re limited by time and space, but that same time and space molds who we are. It was so… Read

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Teaser Trailer Is Inviting

Downton Abbey

There’s not much to see in the new teaser trailer for Focus FeaturesDownton Abbey movie, but that likely won’t matter to devotees awaiting the return of the Crawley clan after their departure in 2015 after six award-winning and era-defining seasons on PBS and ITV. The first look features mostly interior and overhead shots of Highclere that will certainly look fantastic on the big-screen canvas. It comes ahead of the film’s September 20, 2019 release date (Universal… Read

Sandra Bullock On Going To Her Blind Side For ‘Bird Box’ – The Contenders L.A. Video

Bird Box

As part of Netflix’s presentation last month at the Deadline’s eighth annual The Contenders Los Angeles all-day event, Sandra Bullock wrapped up the proceedings on a panel for her new movie Bird Box by sharing secrets of playing blind — which is exactly what she had to do in the post-apocalyptic film, which will debut on the streamer December 21. The Oscar-winning star of a movie called The Blind Side literally had to go without sight for much of this film, as the plot… Read

‘The Mule’ Review: Clint Eastwood Back At Top Of His Game As Star & Director

The Mule

At 88, and with a career that is now in its seventh decade, Clint Eastwood would be justified in slowing down or hanging it up. But just when you think he has done his last performance or final film, he comes right back with another. Now with more than 35 films on his résumé fthat he has directed and produced (including many in which he also starred), Eastwood is back in a major starring role, while again directing and producing. In The Mule he’s playing a 90-year-old who… Read