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Top 10 early-bird adapted screenplay Oscar picks: All a-twitter over ‘The Irishman’ for now

Top 10 early-bird adapted screenplay Oscar picks: All a-twitter over ‘The Irishman’ for now
Frontrunners are already forming for the adapted screenplay race, according to early combined predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, enough teaser trailers are out there, ranging from “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Irishman” to “Little Women” and “Ford v Ferrari” to provide some sense of what at least feels like a worthy contender. We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift.

Here are the current top 10 adapted screenplay picks on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Aug. 21:

1. “The Irishman”: Oscar fave Steve Zaillian, who previously worked with director Martin Scorsese on 2002’s “Gangs of New York,” based his script on Charles Brandt’s book, “I Heard You Paint Houses,” about
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Why Everything About ‘Apocalypse Now’s’ Production Was Unorthodox

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Lionsgate and American Zoetrope are releasing “Apocalypse Now Final Cut,” the third version of Francis Coppola’s 1979 war epic, to commemorate the film’s 40th anniversary. While multiple versions of any mainstream movie are unusual, everything about this movie was unorthodox.

On Oct. 14, 1969, Variety reported that Warner Bros. bought the script by John Milius, with Coppola to produce and George Lucas to direct. They envisioned a scrappy 16mm film for $2 million, to lense in San Francisco, Louisiana and Thailand.

The project remained in limbo until Coppola revived it. He told Variety in February 1976 that filming would begin in a month, on a $12 million budget, with United Artists aiming for an April 7, 1977 release. The movie finally opened Aug. 15, 1979, after endless shooting in the Philippines, on a budget of $30 million-plus.

At the Cannes world premiere in May 1979, Coppola stunned the press conference by comparing the prolonged production to America’s role in
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Oscars 2020: Best Visual Effects Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Visual Effects Predictions
This season’s VFX Oscar race features bold, innovative animation, led by Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King,” the all-cg photoreal breakthrough by Mpc Film, Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” (October 11), which boasts Weta Digital’s most fully convincing digital human with Junior, the younger clone of Will Smith’s aging assassin, and Ilm’s digital de-aging experiment with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated gangster epic, “The Irishman.”

Additionally, Weta took facial capture to the next level with “Alita: Battle Angel,” the manga-inspired sci-fi adventure directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, while Tom Hooper’s adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, “Cats” (December 20), delivers digital fur for its cast of felines, which has a built-in creep factor to overcome, based on negative reaction to the first trailer.

But “The Lion King” blockbuster’s tactile photo-realism
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The One Where We Spoil Once Upon A Time In Hollywood | The Flickering Myth Podcast #114

Listen to the latest episode of The Flickering Myth Podcast…

Allen and Gerald are joined by Lacey Day to discuss the paltry film and television news from last week and discuss more summer movies, and Gerald finally gets to vent his feelings on Quentin Taratino’s latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Major spoilers follow…

Email in your questions, feedback etc. to podcast@flickeringmyth.com.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour… Sharon Tate.
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Us cinema chains at odds with Netflix over The Irishman’s theatrical release

Already delayed by months because of problems with the de-ageing technology that’s contributed to the hefty $160-$200 million stumped up by Netflix, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman is facing further obstacles in its battle to obtain the big-screen release that the legendary director desires. According to The New York Times the streaming giants are in a stand-off with some Us cinema chains regarding how long the mob-drama will play in theatres before it’s available in your homes. This is why, aside from its debut at the New York Film Festival on September 27th and closing night duties at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday 13th October, there are no release details for the much-anticipated crime-opus.

Whereas Netflix were able to negotiate small release windows for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and The Coen’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, it appears that talks with AMC Theatres and Cineplex
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Quentin Tarantino and Wife Daniella Expecting Their First Child: We Are 'Very Delighted'

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Quentin Tarantino and Wife Daniella Expecting Their First Child: We Are 'Very Delighted'
Quentin Tarantino is going to be a dad!

The acclaimed filmmaker, 56, is expecting his first child with wife Daniella.

“Daniella and Quentin Tarantino are very delighted to announce that they are expecting a baby,” the couple said in an exclusive statement to People.

The writer-director met Daniella, who is the daughter of Israeli singer and songwriter Tzvika Pick, in 2009 while promoting his film Inglorious Basterds. The pair got engaged in June 2017, after dating for about a year.

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Top 10 early-bird Best Director Oscar picks: Martin Scorsese (‘The Irishman’) is sitting pretty at No. 1 for now

Top 10 early-bird Best Director Oscar picks: Martin Scorsese (‘The Irishman’) is sitting pretty at No. 1 for now
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Actor race, according to early combined predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, enough teaser trailers are out there, ranging from “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Irishman” to “Little Women” and “Ford v Ferrari” to provide some sense of what at least feels like a worthy contender. We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift.

Here are the current top 10 Best Director picks on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Aug. 21:

1. Martin Scorsese: Marty and mobsters are like milk and cookies — most moviegoers just can’t resist. That this is his ninth collaboration with Robert De Niro and their first since 1995’s “Casino” is an event indeed.
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Netflix Faces Uphill Battle With Theater Chains Over ‘The Irishman’ — Report

Netflix Faces Uphill Battle With Theater Chains Over ‘The Irishman’ — Report
Negotiations over the theatrical release of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” are still ongoing, with no deal yet reached between Netflix and national theater chains AMC and Cineplex, The New York Times is reporting. As with last year’s Oscar winner “Roma,” the major point of contention involves the exclusive theatrical window, with Netflix balking at the theater chains’ insistence that the film play for almost three months before being made available to stream. According to sources familiar with the negotiations, talks stalled in July before beginning again two weeks ago.

“Talks are underway with Netflix about our showing ‘The Irishman’ and other Netflix films, but the outcome of those conversations is not yet clear,” chief AMC executive Adam Aron said in a statement to The New York Times.

Regal and Cinemark are not in negotiations with Netflix.

Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, the fact-based mob
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Angel Has Fallen review – Gerard Butler's pyrotechnics fizzle out

In the latest overblown instalment of the Fallen franchise, Butler’s beleaguered secret service agent goes on the run, seeking out unintelligible dad Nick Nolte

Is Gerard Butler hellbent on remaking every last action movie of the 90s? The thought arose during last year’s Den of Thieves, in which Butler bellowed his way through the Al Pacino role in a cut-price Heat; it was followed by Hunter Killer, a Crimson Tide-ish sub thriller in which Butler tried something close to character work. With that project having sunk commercially, he’s returned to his signature role of Mike Banning, patriot, dad and secret service agent par excellence, as seen in Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016).

Related: Angel Has Fallen: is Gerard Butler Hollywood's weirdest action hero?
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: August 20)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture (Updated: August 20)
Predicting the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture is never easy. We were sure the top prize at the 2019 Oscars would go to “Roma” but it was “Green Book” that won. In coming up with our 2020 Oscar predictions, we considered a slew of factors, starting with the preferential ballot used to determine the winner. Add in the pedigree of the filmmakers, the critical reception to the films, the box office tally and the track record of the studios. We take all of these into consideration again as we look ahead to the 2020 Academy Awards. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Picture.)

Contenders began to emerge at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Others will be seen for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival in May. However, most of the top tier of Best Picture hopefuls won’t screen until September at four film festivals: Venice,
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Top 10 early-bird supporting actress Oscar predictions: Laura Dern (‘Marriage Story’) is perched at No. 1 for now

Top 10 early-bird supporting actress Oscar predictions: Laura Dern (‘Marriage Story’) is perched at No. 1 for now
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Actor race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, enough teaser trailers are out there, ranging from “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Irishman” to “Little Women” and “Ford v Ferrari” to provide some sense of what at least feels like a worthy contender. We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift.

Here are the current top 10 supporting actress picks on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Aug. 16:

1. Laura Dern: No one does fierce, feisty and whip-smart better than Dern (witness her work on the second season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”). She plays the crackerjack lawyer who represents Scarlett Johansson
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Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood" - More Footage

Take a look at more footage from writer/director Quentin Tarantino's $90 million mystery crime feature "Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood":

"...set in 1969, drunken, chain-smoking, TV actor 'Rick Dalton' (Leonardo Di Caprio) and his personal stunt double 'Cliff Booth' (Brad Pitt)...

"...embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry while living next door to young actress 'Sharon Tate' (Robbie).

Cast also includes Luke Perry as 'Scott Lancer', Timothy Olyphant as 'James Stacey, Dakota Fanning as 'Squeaky Fromme', Al Pacino as 'Marvin Schwarzs', Emile Hirsch as 'Jay Sebring', Damian Lewis as 'Steve McQueen', Margaret Qualley as 'Pussycat', Samantha Robinson as 'Abigail Folger', Rumer Willis as 'Joanna Pettet', Austin Butler as 'Tex', Rebecca Gayheart as 'Billie Booth', Bruce Dern as 'George Spahn', Clifton Collins Jr. as 'Ernesto The Mexican Vaquero',
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Fall Movie Preview 2019: From ‘It: Chapter 2’ to ‘Little Women’

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Fall Movie Preview 2019: From ‘It: Chapter 2’ to ‘Little Women’
Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean there will be a dearth of content at the multiplexes. On the contrary, studios are filling up theaters with Oscar-season content, popcorn fare and family films through the end of the year. From Greta Gerwig’s star-studded “Little Women” adaptation to the highly anticipated sequel to “It,” Variety breaks down what movies you can expect when heading to theaters this fall.

“It: Chapter 2”

Release Date: Sept. 4

Stars: Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Bill Hader, Jake Weary, Jaeden Martell

Why we want to see it: In the second installment of this re-imagined horror film, the “losers club,” now all grown up, are faced with the reality that their childhood nightmare never died. Rather, Pennywise was waiting for their eventual return home to finish what he started. Not to mention, director Andy Muschietti promises this
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Bruce Lee’s daughter tells Quentin Tarantino to “shut up” about her father’s portrayal in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Shannon Lee, the daughter of Bruce Lee, has told Quentin Tarantino to “shut up” or apologise for her father’s portrayal in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Quentin Tarantino films are often controversial but not many would have guessed the major talk about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would be its depiction of icon Bruce Lee. In the film, Lee is portrayed as rather arrogant and unlikeable and this has rubbed some people the wrong way, including Lee’s daughter Shannon.

Tarantino has declined to apologise, saying that he felt the portrayal of Lee was accurate. Now, Variety has spoken to Shannon Lee about how Tarantino could fix the issue and she has had some strong words for the legendary director in response:

“He could shut up about it. That would be really nice. Or he could apologize or he could say, ‘I don’t really know what Bruce Lee was like.
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Shia Labeouf and Robert De Niro team for After Exile

Deadline is reporting that Shia Labeouf and Robert De Niro have been cast in After Exile, a drama from director Joshua Michael Stern and screenwriters Anthony Thorne and Michael Tovo.

The film will see Labeouf portraying Mike Delaney, a man who is released from prison after killing an innocent man during a robbery, and – upon returning to his old life – finds himself attempting to save his younger brother from a life of drugs and crime. De Niro will play Ted Delaney, Mike’s alcoholic ex-con father who is racked with guilt and determined to save his two sons from the dark and destructive paths they find themselves on.

Labeouf can currently be seen in The Peanut Butter Falcon, and next up for him is Honey Boy, a drama which is he scripted and is based upon his own life as a child star, De Niro meanwhile teams with Martin Scorsese,
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Bruce Lee's Daughter Suggests Tarantino Shut Up After His Response to Backlash

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Bruce Lee's Daughter Suggests Tarantino Shut Up After His Response to Backlash
As a result of the less-than-flattering portrayal of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a feud has spawned between director Quentin Tarantino and Lee's daughter Shannon. Previously, Shannon voiced her displeasure in Tarantino including her father as a character in the movie, despite not reaching out to her first. Tarantino has also since doubled down on his decision to include Bruce in the movie, leaving Shannon once again disappointed with the filmmaker.

"He could shut up about it," Shannon says in response to Tarantino's latest comments. "That would be really nice. Or he could apologize or he could say, 'I don't really know what Bruce Lee was like. I just wrote it for my movie. But that shouldn't be taken as how he really was.'"

In particular, Shannon is reacting to comments Quentin Tarantino reportedly made at a Moscow press junket. Responding to
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Top 10 early-bird Best Supporting Actor Oscar predictions: Brad Pitt (‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’) is No. 1 for now

Top 10 early-bird Best Supporting Actor Oscar predictions: Brad Pitt (‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’) is No. 1 for now
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Supporting Actor race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. While most films in contention have not yet been released, enough teaser trailers are out there, ranging from “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “The Irishman” to “Joker” and “Ford v Ferrari” to provide some sense of what at least feels like a worthy contender. We’ve confirmed category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — such labels can change later. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift.

Here are the current top 10 supporting actor picks on the Gold Derby site, in order, as of Aug. 13:

1. Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”): Pitt doesn’t have a designated category yet, so he appears both as a lead and supporting candidate on the Gold Derby site. But fans
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Venice Film Festival to honour Costa-Gavras with Glory to the Filmmaker prize

Venice Film Festival to honour Costa-Gavras with Glory to the Filmmaker prize
His latest film Adults In The Room is to screen out of competition.

Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras is to be honoured with the the Glory to the Filmmaker prize at the 76th Venice International Film Festival (Aug 28 – Sept 7).

The ceremony will take place on August 31 in the Palazzo del Cinema, ahead of the world premiere of the director’s latest Adults In The Room, screening out of competition.

It is based on the memoir by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, which recounts the torturous negotiations between Greece and the EU during the country’s debt crisis in 2015.

Costa-Gavras previously
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Friday Man says it's action packed with motivation and patriotism this Friday

Your friend from the movies is back with the list of attractions this week. An ode to India?s proud moment on universe starring Akshay Kumar, an encounter that became the talk of the nation starring John Abraham and an ode to spaghetti westerns that sees Hollywood?s greatest talents ? Leornardo De Caprio, Brad Bitt and Al Pacino coming together in movie helmed by the maverick QuentinTarantino ? the choices this Friday.. oops Thursday (for a change) from Bollywood and Hollywood are certainly unique.

Mission Mangal

Directed by Jagan Shakti and jointly produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, Fox Star Studios, Aruna Bhatia, and Anil Naidu. The film stars an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya and Sonakshi Sinha and is loosely based on the story of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission,
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I’m Tired of Writing About Babies

In March, my editor and I joked on Slack about the proliferation of the name “Baby” in rap right now. That conversation quickly turned into the piece, “The Best Rappers in the World Are Babies.” From there, the headline spun off into an in-magazine graph, incessant questions from social media on why I didn’t include more babies on my initial lists, and constant explaining that Lil Baby and DaBaby are, indeed, different people.

The fact that I’m writing about a music video called “Baby” by Lil Baby and
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