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Scotland Yard Investigating New Sexual Assault Allegation Against Kevin Spacey

UK police are investigating new accusations of sexual harassment made against Kevin Spacey.

The alleged incident took place in 2005, when Spacey was still serving as artistic director of London’s Old Vic theater. This new allegation was brought to the attention of Scotland Yard mere days after the Old Vic posted results from its own internal investigation, confirming 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behavior. Neither Kevin Spacey nor his representatives have responded at press time.

Similar to the 2008 assault, this new claim alleges an assault took place on a man in Lambeth back in 2005, which is just a stone’s throw away from the Old Vic. Scotland Yard has since confirmed officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are looking into the complaint.

In its statement last week, the renown theater said it “truly apologizes” for not creating a safe, stable work environment:

We are now actively engaged
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Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race

Comedies Speak Truth to Power in Golden Globes Race
Typically, the Golden Globe Award for best motion picture comedy/musical has been a mixed bag. Only once in the last decade has the victor — 2012’s “The Artist” — gone on to win the best picture Oscar. And, in 2015, “Birdman” lost to “The Grand Budapest Hotel” only to conquer the Golden Globe best pic drama winner “Boyhood” for top Oscar honors. Last year’s Oscar nail-biter pitted Globes comedy/musical winner “La La Land” against drama winner “Moonlight” — and the outcome of that contest produced an infamous finale to the night.

However, this year has flipped that script. The ugly duckling genre has transformed into a glorious swan with a juicy competition in the works. Front-runners include: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Battle of the Sexes,” “The Big Sick” and “I, Tonya.” With other potential nominees “Downsizing,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Baby Driver” and “Beauty and the Beast,” a vibrant category rises, frequently reflecting
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Nov 20

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 47 Meters Down Girls Trip The Emoji Movie Hounds of Love Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets I’m planning to watch… Cook-Off! Trophy Unrest

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

recent releases After the Storm The Beguiled The Big Sick Birthright: A War Story Bushwick 500 Years Goldstone A Good American I Am Not a Witch It Comes at Night A Man Called Ove Mudbound November 8th (aka 11/8/16) The Princess Bride (30th Anniversary Edition) Spider-Man: Homecoming War for the Planet of the Apes Bad Santa 2 Despicable Me 3 Mean Dreams Baby Driver The Book of Henry Brawl in Cell Block 99
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Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie: First Plot Details Reveal the Role Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are Circling

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Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie: First Plot Details Reveal the Role Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are Circling
Quentin Tarantino fans have been wondering what exactly his ninth movie will be about ever since word leaked in July that the project would deal with Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. The filmmaker intensified the speculation surrounding the plot of his new film when he told IndieWire, “It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969.” The answer to what that means has been provided by Vanity Fair, which spoke to someone who has read the script.

Vanity Fair reports the official synopsis as follows: “Set in Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, Tarantino’s upcoming movie focuses on a male TV actor who’s had one hit series and is looking for a way to get into the film business. His sidekick—who’s also his stunt double—is looking for the same thing.
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Bts Brings Down the House With History Making 2017 American Music Awards Performance

Bts Brings Down the House With History Making 2017 American Music Awards Performance
The boys of Bts made history tonight as the first Korean boy band to perform at American Music Awards. The seven-member boy band, who are international superstars, hit the stage and brought down the house at the 2017 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The group made the crowd erupt with their massive Love Yourself: Her hit, "DNA." They made not be household names to everyone, but the audience in Hollywood wildly applauded during the group's rousing performance. Baby Driver's Ansel Elgort couldn't help dancing it out during the high-octane song. The group is composed...
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Editing
The sound in “Dunkirk” is crucial for this almost-silent, radically structured action movie. And “War for the Planet of the Apes” is also relatively dialogue light–except when Woody Harrelson’s Kurtz-like Colonel and Andy Serkis as Caesar explode in a dramatic face-off. And each time Ryan Gosling’s K in “Blade Runner,” Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman or Ansel Elgort’s Baby Driver enters a new landscape, the sound design clues us into what’s going on.

Here are our current predictions in alphabetical order. No movie will be deemed a frontrunner until I see it.

Frontrunners:

Will Files (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Richard King (“Dunkirk”)

Mark Mangini (“Blade Runner 2049”)

James Mather (“Wonder Woman”)

Julian Slater (“Baby Driver”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey (“Darkest Hour”)

Richard Hymns (“The Post”)

Eric A. Norris, Steven Ticknor (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

Warren Shaw (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Donald Sylvester (“Logan”)

Matthew Wood
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Sound Mixing
The Sound branch of the Academy often favors music-driven movies when it comes to the Mixing Oscar nominations, so Edgar Wright’s propulsive “Baby Driver” has a shot here, along with the elaborately layered sound mixes on “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk” and “Blade Runner 2049.”

Frontrunners:

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Chris Burdon, Gilbert Lake, Chris Munro (“Wonder Woman”)

Tim Cavagin, Julian Slater, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson (“Baby Driver”)

Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson, Chris Duesterdiek (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten (“Dunkirk”)

Contenders:

Craig Berkey, John Casali (“Darkest Hour”)

David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Paul Ledford (“Logan”)

Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, John Casali (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Kevin O’Connell, Tony Lamberti, Felipe Borrero (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”)

David Parker, Michael Semanick, Tim White (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”)

Gary Rydstrom (“The Post”)

Long Shots:

Ron Bartlett,
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Here's Where Else You've Seen Punisher Star Jon Bernthal

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Image Source: Netflix A plethora of comic book fans have tuned in for the premiere of the controversial Daredevil spinoff series, The Punisher. Jon Bernthal reprised his role as the merciless vigilante the Punisher, aka Frank Castle. Where else have people seen the actor behind the questionable hero, though? Has it been killing you because you know that you recognize him from somewhere, but can't quite figure out what? We've got all the info, and as it turns out, the actor isn't a stranger to the world of onscreen crime and violence. Jon Bernthal has been credited with a lot more than his now-signature role of Frank Castle. Following a long list of smaller movies and television roles, he landed one of his first bigger roles as Rick Ricardelli in 2010's Ghost Writer. Right around that time, he also made his first appearance as award-nominated series regular, antagonist, and outbreak
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Edgar Wright Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Baby Driver’ Song Request

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Edgar Wright Turned Down Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Baby Driver’ Song Request
As 2017 winds down and we begin to look back at the year in movies, Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” will no doubt be one of the biggest highlights. The action-crime film earned $107 million domestically, becoming Wright’s highest grossing film ever stateside, and critics went absolutely crazy for it. IndieWire even named it one of the 25 best action movies of the 21st century.

Read More:‘Baby Driver’: How Edgar Wright Is Saving the Action Film

The film, starring Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver whose budding romance with a diner waitress becomes jeopardized when he’s forced to help out on one last heist, is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray, where Wright’s director’s commentary is chock full of awesome tidbits that provide some extra color about the making of his film. One such fact is Tarantino’s involvement with “Baby Driver.”

According to Wright, Tarantino read
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Sarah Paulson cast in The Goldfinch adaptation

Actress Sarah Paulson has been cast in the adaptation of The Goldfinch.

Variety reports that Paulson, after finishing up her work on American Horror Story for the season, will be looking to keep her busy schedule going by joining the cast of The Goldfinch.

The acclaimed book by Donna Tartt is being adapted by Warner Bros. and Amazon Studios with Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) on board to play Theo, Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk) to play Boris, and with John Crowley directing.

The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker who, after surviving a terrorist bombing at an art museum, with his mother being killed, goes on an adventure that sees him involved in art forgeries and living with his deadbeat father in Las Vegas.

Paulson will play the character Xandra, who is the girlfriend of Theo’s father.

The Goldfinch is set to go into production at the beginning of 2018 with
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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent

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Quentin Tarantino and the Fate of ‘#9’: 6 Questions Studios Should Ask Before Signing Hollywood’s Hottest Free Agent
What studios are willing to bid to win the newest Tarantino movie is staggering: an upfront agreement to a $100 million production budget, first-dollar returns, and final cut. At a time when even $35 million for an original action film like “Baby Driver” is considered a gamble, this is unprecedented.

The reason is self evident: What Tarantino can do is otherwise missing from American filmmaking. He only directs his own scripts and has never made a sequel, but his films are global events. Tarantino remains one of the only directors whose original films can rake in two-to-one foreign-to-domestic box office returns.

Read More:Quentin Tarantino Receiving Wild Pitches From Studios to Buy New Movie, From Classic Cars to Mock Posters

Still, the studios’ dog-and-pony shows are odd. So many people associated with Harvey Weinstein were victims of his abuse, tainted by their association with the apparent serial rapist, or left in the wreckage at 99 Hudson Street.
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Editing
The Editing nominations are often a strong indicator of Best Picture contenders. This year’s Oscar frontrunners include “Dunkirk” and “Darkest Hour,” two sides of the World War II battle between England and Germany, as well as Guillermo del Toro’s sumptuous romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water.” It remains to be seen how the late-year openings, from “The Post” and “Phantom Thread” to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” fare with critics and audiences.

Frontrunners:

Valerio Bonelli (“Darkest Hour”)

Walter Fasano (“Call Me By Your Name”)

Jon Gregory (“Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”)

Lee Smith (“Dunkirk”)

Sidney Wolinsky (“The Shape of Water”)

Contenders:

Michael Kahn (“The Post”)

Mako Kamitsuna (“Mudbound”)

Paul Machliss (“Baby Driver”)

Gregory Plotkin (“Get Out”)

Dylan Tichenor (“Phantom Thread”)

Long Shots:

Affonso Gonçalves (“Wonderstruck”)

Robert Nassau (“The Big Sick” )

Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049”)

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Kevin Spacey Facing 20 Sexual Abuse Allegations From London’s Old Vic Theater

Three weeks after the initial allegations surfaced, the Old Vic Theater has now issued a statement confirming 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behavior by Kevin Spacey.

Spacey had served as artistic director of the Old Vic between the years of 2004 and 2015, during which time his alleged victims “felt unable to raise concerns,” because he “operated without sufficient accountability.” In light of these damning claims, the prestigious London theater has issued an apology for not maintaining a safe and sustainable work environment, while Spacey’s legal representatives are yet to fire back with any form of response.

Meanwhile, Matthew Warchus, the current artistic director presiding over the Old Vic, had this to say on the matter:

I have genuine and deep sympathy for all those who have come forward and said they were hurt in some way by my predecessor’s actions. Everyone is entitled to work in an environment free from harassment and intimidation.
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Kevin Spacey Spotted At Arizona Rehab Clinic; Baby Driver Co-Star Ansel Elgort Weighs In On “Shocking” Allegations

It’s going on two weeks since Kevin Spacey‘s PR team cut through all of the damning, deeply troubling accusations to announce that the suspended House of Cards actor was seeking “treatment and evaluation,” and the silence from Spacey’s camp has been deafening.

The allegations, spanning from the mid-1980s right up to 2016, continue to mount, leading many to conclude that the actor’s long-running career now lies in ruin – even if House of Cards is unable to reach its sixth and final season without his involvement.

Fast forward to now, and after reports suggested that Kevin Spacey had gone completely Mia, UK tabloid the Daily Mail has uncovered a string of photos that see the actor attending a luxury rehab clinic in Arizona. The center, which is said to cost upwards of $36,000 a month, is allegedly also treating Harvey Weinstein for sex addiction, after multiple women came
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Bryan Cranston says that there may be a road back for Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein

Actor Bryan Cranston has said that he thinks there may be a road back to redemption for the disgraced duo of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein.

Each day there seems to be a new Hollywood sexual assault/harassment scandal breaking but two of the highest profile figures to be involved are certainly Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault and rape by various women, and Spacey has been accused of molesting young boys and sexually harassing other men on the set of his films/shows.

It would seem that things will be rather difficult for the two to find their way back to Hollywood’s good graces, if possible at all, but Bryan Cranston has a slightly different take.

Speaking rather sombrely to the BBC, the Breaking Bad actor said that there could be a path back for the two:

“It would take time,
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Ansel Elgort Slams ‘Baby Driver’ Co-Star Kevin Spacey: ‘The Whole Thing Is Really Shocking’

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After starring with Kevin Spacey in the summer hit “Baby Driver”, star Ansel Elgort is speaking out against his co-star who is facing multiple sexual assault accusations. The 23-year-old actor did not mince words when it came to his feelings on Spacey. “The whole thing is really shocking,” Elgort told the press during an appearance […]
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You'll Need a Dip in the Ocean After Seeing Ansel Elgort's Sexy Beach Pda

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You'll Need a Dip in the Ocean After Seeing Ansel Elgort's Sexy Beach Pda
Ansel Elgort steamed up the shore at Bondi Beach in Australia with his abs and his antics. On Tuesday, the shirtless Baby Driver star and his bikini-clad ballet dancer girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, showed off sweet and supersexy Pda while hanging near the ocean. The two hugged and kissed on the sand before lying on their towels, where Ansel was snapped rubbing Violetta's backside. Ansel and Violetta met in high school and have been dating on and off since 2012. They haven't been shy about showing Pda over the years - we've seen them making out several times at sports games, and they've also given glimpses of their chemistry on Instagram. Keep reading to see Ansel and Violetta's steamy Pda, then see more celebrity couples who have gotten busy by the beach. RelatedFun Fact: Ansel Elgort's Shirtless Body Has No Faults
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The Grand Tradition of Silent Drivers

By Jacob Oller

These are the people you want driving your Uber. or as chatty as drivers in the real world are, they’re a quiet crew in cinema. Baby Driver and Drive certainly weren’t the first of their kind to draw attention to the minimalism you could find in a film when your lead was a strong and […]

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Genre, Indie and Blockbuster Directors Jostle for Awards Attention

Genre, Indie and Blockbuster Directors Jostle for Awards Attention
From Paul Thomas Anderson to Guillermo del Toro to Patty Jenkins, a wide variety of directors across genres are vying for attention this awards season.

Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Phantom Thread

Not a frame of Anderson’s latest has yet been seen by the public, nor is much known about it, but he’s the rare filmmaker whose name alone can stoke anticipation. The fact that this 1950s-set film about the fashion world also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, who plans to retire from acting, only piques interest further.

Darren Aronofsky

Mother!”

Easily the most divisive studio film of 2017, and presumably intentionally so, Aronofsky’s “Mother!” could curry favor among his fellow directors for the sheer boldness of his vision, as he and star Jennifer Lawrence ascend ever-escalating levels of madness.

Sean Baker

The Florida Project

An indie darling du jour thanks to his sleeper “Tangerine,” Baker returned with yet another warm, sly-humored study of
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October 2017 Box Office Returned to the Year's Downward Trend

October 2017 Box Office Returned to the Year's Downward Trend
After September delivered record numbers, the month of October saw the 2017 box office return to its downward trend, delivering calendar grosses down 15.6% compared to last year, falling below $600 million for the first time in ten years. Perhaps most startling is that with 287 films in release, the average per film was just $1.9 million, making it the first time that average has ever fallen below $2.1 million for any individual month based on BoxOfficeMojo's records going back to 1982. That being said, the Fall movie season has since come to an end and overall the season showed a ~6% improvement compared to last year thanks in large part to the record setting release of WB's It back in September, which became the first Fall release to ever gross over $300 million domestically. In fact, Warner Bros. had a strong Fall season overall, leading the charge in August, September and again in October despite the fact the
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