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TVLine Items: Emmys Move to Monday, Netflix Gets Frankenstein and More

TVLine Items: Emmys Move to Monday, Netflix Gets Frankenstein and More
The Emmys are headed back to Monday.

Next year’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 pm Et/5 pm Pt on NBC. (For reference, the program aired on Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS this year, and on Sunday, Sept. 18 on ABC last year.)

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The last time NBC was home to the ceremony, in 2014, the telecast was also broadcast on a Monday, but slightly earlier in the year on Aug. 25, to accommodate the network’s Sunday Night Football franchise. Prior to that, NBC scheduled the kudos-fest for a Sunday in August,
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Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More

Slamdance 2018 Announces Shorts and Emerging Filmmaker-Led Beyond Section Lineups, and More
Our bi-weekly Film Festival Roundup column explores notable stories and news updates from the circuit.

– Slamdance has announced the Beyond and Shorts programs for their 24th edition. The 2018 Slamdance Film Festival will run January 19 – 25 in Park City, Utah. This year, several Slamdance Alumni return with highly anticipated presentations in the Beyond lineup. All films program are made by emerging filmmakers working just beyond their first features.

“The films in the Beyond Program exhibit singular directorial vision while sharing a common commitment to challenge audiences to step outside their comfort zones,” said Beyond programmer, Josh Mandel in an official statement. “These bold and adventurous filmmakers represent the most current voices in American independent film, and will continue to push boundaries in the years ahead.”

This year’s short film lineup showcases productions from 26 countries, including: Canada, Iran, USA, and beyond. Shorts in the Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy, and Experimental sections are
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Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’

Santa Barbara Film Festival To Open With Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’
The world premiere of Emilio Estevez’s the public has been selected to open the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which kicks off January 31. Estevez wrote, directed and stars with Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K. Williams and Jeffrey Wright. The film follows a group of homeless library patrons, who, after learning that emergency shelters are at capacity during a brutal Midwestern…
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Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Public’ to Open Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Emilio Estevez’s “The Public” will open the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Arlington Theatre. Directed, written by, and starring Estevez, the film — which will make its worldwide premiere at Sbiff — also stars Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, and Jeffrey Wright.

Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Jacob Vargas, and Michael K. Williams are also featured in the film. “The Public” is set in the Midwest during a brutal cold front, which prompts a group of homeless library patrons who refuse to leave Cincinnati’s downtown public library at closing time when they learn that emergency shelters have reached capacity. As a nonviolent act of civil disobedience escalates into a stand-off with law enforcement officials, issues such as homelessness, mental illness, and drug addiction are explored.

“I’ve long admired Emilio Estevez as an artist, actor, and director. With ‘The Public,’ I feel he
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‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs

‘The Big Sick’ Star Holly Hunter Readies for Career Achievement Award at Palm Springs
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

– The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Holly Hunter with the Career Achievement Award at its annual Film Awards Gala. Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include Annette Bening, Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Lynn Redgrave.

Holly Hunter’s career is filled with many memorable performances including her Academy Award-winning role in ‘The Piano’ as well as other films including ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘The Firm,’ ‘The Incredibles’ and more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in an official statement. “In her recent film ‘The Big Sick,’ she brings comedy and poignancy as a mother coping with her daughter’s coma, while bonding with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. It is our great honor
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Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List

Gotham Awards 2017: Complete Winners List
And we’re off to the races! The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp) officially kicked off the 2017-18 awards season with this evening’s 27th Annual Gotham Awards, which took place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City and were hosted by John Cameron Mitchell.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” proved to be the night’s biggest winner, with three wins, including Best Screenplay, the Audience Award, and Breakthrough Director. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” proved victorious in the Best Feature category, winning out against a stacked list of competitors. Earlier in the night, star Timothee Chalamet won the Breakthrough Actor award for his star-making turn in the romance.

The ceremony’s nomination list was studded with some of the year’s most beloved indies, including “Get Out,” “Call Me by Your Name,” Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” Kogonada’s “Columbus,” and Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project.
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How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman

How Jena Malone Really Feels About Getting Cut from Batman v Superman
When director Zack Snyder was in production on Batman v Superman, many were surprised to see photos of the director's Sucker Punch star Jena Malone on the set, since she wasn't announced as part of the main cast. Rumors quickly circulated that she was playing Robin, a.k.a. Carrie Kelley. But it was revealed in Zack Snyder's director's cut that her character was Jenet Klyburn, a S.T.A.R. Labs forensic scientist who helps Lois Lane (Amy Adams) uncover the secrets from that mysterious bullet fired in the desert. When asked if it was "weird" to learn that her entire part had been cut from the movie, Jena Malone had this to say.

"No, it wasn't. I had some scenes. It wasn't-for me, the beauty of working with friends is that someone can call you up and be like, 'I'd love for you to come and do this part for two days.
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‘The Night Of’ Actor Michael Kenneth Williams To Receive Made In NY Award

The Night Of actor Michael Kenneth Williams will receive a Made in NY Award at tonight’s Ifp Gotham Awards ceremony. The award, presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, recognizes excellence in New York City's creative community and achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and digital media industries. "Michael Kenneth Williams is an inspiring New Yorker who continues to give back…
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‘The Night Of’ Actor Michael Kenneth Williams To Receive Made In NY Award

‘The Night Of’ Actor Michael Kenneth Williams To Receive Made In NY Award
The Night Of actor Michael Kenneth Williams will receive a Made in NY Award at tonight’s Ifp Gotham Awards ceremony. The award, presented by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, recognizes excellence in New York City's creative community and achievements of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and digital media industries. "Michael Kenneth Williams is an inspiring New Yorker who continues to give back…
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Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster

Paul Bettany’s Han Solo Character is an Intergalactic Gangster
If you’re a /Film reader, you’re probably familiar with the messy production of Solo: A Star Wars Story by now. We’ve written about the firing of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the hiring of Ron Howard to finish the movie, how actor Michael K. Williams could not return for the reshoots, and how Paul […]

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Avengers Actor Paul Bettany Plays A “Very Cool” Gangster In Solo: A Star Wars Story

Beyond the core duo of Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover – Han and the ice-cool Lando Calrissian, respectively – Lucasfilm has been keeping a tight lid on its ensemble cast for Solo: A Star Wars Story and, more specifically, who they’re playing.

As the second Star Wars Anthology flick after Rogue One, the Ron Howard-directed spinoff is shaping up to be a suitably starry affair, with a lineup that includes the likes of Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany, star of Infinity War and the yet-to-be-titled Avengers 4.

The latter only joined Solo after Ron Howard climbed on board, and subsequent reports all but confirmed that Bettany filled the role once occupied by Michael K. Williams – rumor has it that Williams initially signed on to play a motion-capture alien, though the part has since been rewritten to a human character. A “very cool” intergalactic gangster,
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Ron Howard Reshot Most of the Han Solo Movie

Ron Howard Reshot Most of the Han Solo Movie
A new report circulating claims that Ron Howard has reshot nearly all of Han Solo, which in turn may have doubled the budget of the Star Wars spin-off. Lucasfilm surprised everybody when it was announced over the summer that they had decided to part ways with original directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord after 4 months of filming due to the ever so popular "creative differences" excuse. Many believed that since the movie was near completion that Ron Howard was coming in to finish and shoot some additional scenes, but new information suggests that Howard may have reshot most of the movie.

Ron Howard took over and instantly started posting cryptic pictures and short videos that gave an impression that everything was going along as planned behind the scenes of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The director's pictures and humorous and often heartfelt social media posts helped to shift the narrative
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Michael Fassbender Admits ‘Assassin’s Creed’ ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’ — Watch

Michael Fassbender Admits ‘Assassin’s Creed’ ‘Took Itself Too Seriously’ — Watch
Not only is Michael Fassbender one of our greatest actors, but the man knows when to admit defeat. The “Alien: Covenant” got honest about “Assassin’s Creed,” the 2016 movie based on the popular video game, calling it a “missed…opportunity.” Fassbender produced the film as well as starred in it, alongside A-list talent like Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film disappointed at the box office, grossing $240.7m worldwide against a budget of $125m. In his B- review of the film, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote “declaring this to be the best video game movie ever made is the kind of backhanded compliment that sounds like hyperbole, but the description fits the bill on both counts.”

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“For sure, it wasn’t ideal. I think we missed an opportunity there a little bit.
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Has Thandie Newton’s Han Solo Role Been Revealed?

Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the pic.

Though for all his social media updates, and there have been quite a lot, we still don’t really know anything at all about the plot. Nor do we know much about who anyone’s playing in the film – aside
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Ron Howard Reveals Thandie Newton’s Return to the Han Solo Movie Set

As dispatches from the Han Solo set continue to come in, it's becoming clear that we may never in fact see much of any of the footage that Chris Miller and Phil Lord shot during their abbreviated tenure as the project's main helmers. Considering that Kathleen Kennedy's major issues with the directing duo seemed to center on matters of tone, this is not entirely surprising. Still, one would hope that for all the money that was put into the Lord & Miller shoot, to say nothing of Michael K. Williams' deleted role, we would at least get …
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TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’

TV News Roundup: Fox’s ‘Rent’ Live Musical Sets 2019 Debut, Sanaa Lathan Joins ‘The Affair’
In today’s roundup, the live musical production of “Rent” will premiere in 2019, Paramount Network offers a first look at Taylor Kitsch in “Waco,” and Sanaa Lathan joins the cast of Showtime’s “The Affair.”

Premiere Dates

The live musical production of the musical “Rent” will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 on Fox. More details and casting will be announced later. Set in New York City’s East Village, “Rent” tells the story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil. A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” the Broadway show celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Rent” will be executive-produced by Marc Platt (“Grease: Live,” “La La Land,” “Wicked”), Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson, and Revolution StudiosVince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

The upcoming HBO documentary “The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee” will debut on Dec. 4. Told
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‘Hap & Leonard’: Louis Gossett Jr., Corbin Bernsen & Andrew Dice Clay Set To Recur In Season 3 Of SundanceTV Series

Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman, Roots), Psych alum Corbin Bernsen and Dice star Andrew Dice Clay are set for recurring roles in the upcoming third season of SundanceTV's critically-praised anthology series Hap & Leonard. Based on Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series, Hap & Leonard follows two lifelong best friends, Hap Collins (James Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Michael K. Williams), a…
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Ron Howard Gets Desperate, Goes Dangerous on Han Solo Set

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Ron Howard Gets Desperate, Goes Dangerous on Han Solo Set
Director Ron Howard has continued his tradition of sharing photographs from the set of the still untitled Han Solo spin-off. But this time, things have gotten a lot darker as the new images have an ominous tone. This could be Howard teasing how he often does, but this could also be a real insight into the theme of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. The prequel will deal with Han Solo's gritty past as a smuggler in the criminal underground, putting him into contact with some of the worst characters in the galaxy. In. the first photo, it almost looks like we're seeing Darth Vader's silohuette, as that kind of looks like his iconic helmet. But that's just too short to be the rumored Darth Vader, right?

In the new photos released recently, Howard has used the same caption in both: "Shooting a scene about desperate and dark times in the Galaxy.
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Ron Howard Teases Dangerous And Desperate Times In Han Solo Prequel

Back in June, production on Disney and Lucasfilm’s Han Solo spinoff ground to a halt after the abrupt firing of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

It’s an announcement that not only sent shockwaves through the Star Wars community, but also the industry itself, and the entire ordeal had echoes of those scathing rumors that plagued Rogue One: A Star Wars Story mid-way through filming. Bringing an end to the drama almost as quickly as it began, Disney then appointed the Oscar-winning Ron Howard in place of Lord and Miller and ever since, he’s been posting regular updates via his social media feeds.

From pics teasing the Kessel Run to a few shots of some of the new droids we’ll be meeting, the director has been keeping us right up to date and today, he’s delivered more. Taking to both Instagram and Twitter,
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Han Solo Spinoff May Include A Scene Involving The Famous Kessel Run

“Fast ship? You mean you’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?” to which an enquiring Obi-Wan Kenobi responds, “should I have?” Affronted, Harrison Ford’s wise-cracking nerf herder then utters that by-now famous line: “It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.”

That scene in question, as any Star Wars fan will know, unfolds in Mos Eisley Cantina, in which the swashbuckling Han Solo offers his services (and his ship!) to the rather desperate Obi-Wan and Luke Skywalker, as they seek out safe passage to the Alderaan system. The Falcon’s historic feat is later mentioned in The Force Awakens, when Ford’s reluctant hero quickly corrects Rey about the Kessel Run and those 12 parsecs – a measurement of distance, not time, that equates to around 3.26 light-years.

Such a minor piece of Star Wars lore may be brushed aside by general moviegoers, but it seems
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