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Daphne Zuniga Is ‘Totally Open’ to a ‘Melrose Place’ Revival – But Watching to See If ‘BH90210’ Is a Success (Video)

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Daphne Zuniga Is ‘Totally Open’ to a ‘Melrose Place’ Revival – But Watching to See If ‘BH90210’ Is a Success (Video)
Yes, “Melrose Place” alum Daphne Zuniga is well aware that “Beverly Hills, 90210” fans are psyched that Fox has brought back the beloved ’90s teen soap for meta-revival “BH90210.” And, yes, she’d be down to reprise the role of Jo Reynolds, the character she played on the network’s “90210” spinoff, for a return of “Melrose Place.”

But first she wants to see how this six-episode series goes for Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering and Tori Spelling.

“I would be totally open to doing it,” Zuniga told TheWrap in the interview above. “But, you know, we’re gonna watch [‘BH90210’]. I’m gonna watch tonight and we’ll see how it goes. I think the setup is really interesting that they’re playing their characters wanting to do a revival. So I don’t know that we would do that same thing,
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The Top 25 Best Actress Winners To Date

We’ve nearly reached the end of the line, so that means only one thing…it’s almost over folks. Yes, this penultimate time around I’ll be tackling one of the very biggest of the big eight categories, one of the only two left. This one is arguably the second or third biggest of them all…it’s the Best Actress field. This is really about as prestigious a category as there is ladies and gentlemen, give or take how you stack Picture/Director/Actor. I could go on and on in preparation right now, waxing poetic, but at this point I know how the game works here for everyone. You all mostly just want to see the lists that I do anyhow, so I have no problem obliging you good people there in that particular regard once again. All you have to do is just be patient over
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Alice Englert stars in Netflix series and two Us movies

Alice Englert and her ‘Them That Follow’ co-star Thomas Mann.

Alice Englert’s Hollywood career is rocketing with roles in the Netflix series Ratched, horror movie Them That Follow and the upcoming crime thriller Body Brokers.

The 25-year-old daughter of Jane Campion and Colin Englert, Alice has a recurring role in Ratched, the prequel to Miloš Forman’s Oscar-winning 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which starred Louise Fletcher and Jack Nicholson.

Set in 1947, the series co-created and produced by Ryan Murphy follows the murderous journey of nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson) through the mental health care system.

The cast includes Sharon Stone, Rosanna Arquette, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Judy Davis, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Harriet Harris and Amanda Plummer. Englert plays a character named Dolly.

First-time directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage’s Them That Follow, which premiered in Sundance, opens in the Us on
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!

‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!
“Avengers: Endgame” might have surpassed 2009’s “Avatar” when it comes to its domestic box-office — besting James Cameron’s sci-fi fantasy’s $750 million handily by taking in $816 million since its opening on April 26. But it is still a far cry from 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” still the champ with $937 million in domestic ticket sales.

But on social media, there has been some discussion beyond the big bucks about whether “Endgame” with its multitudes of Marvel-ous superhero actors might have the most Oscar winners and nominees ever for a cast of a feature film. I know there is an ongoing thread in the forums about just this topic with various permutations on who counts or not. But for my purposes, actors who won or were nominated in categories other than acting do not qualify. Same with honorary trophies.

By that measure, I count seven winners among the names: Brie Larson,
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The B-Movie With The Oscar Powered Pedigree – Best of the Best

Tom Jolliffe revisits Best of the Best…

We’ve all seen those trailers before. You may see them predominantly around the time that Oscar baited films begin popping up, in readiness for an Autumn and winter push for Academy recognition. A principal cast loaded with calibre. They get announced on screen. Starring Academy Award winner…, Academy Award winner…, Academy Award nominee… etc. If you look at some films historically, we’ve seen films with four or more cast members who’ve all had some form of Academy recognition in the same film. It affords the film a little gravitas, and the marketers fall upon it with great relish.

Ordinarily these films will be big studio productions. They don’t always turn out brilliantly it must be said. Occasionally these people are brought together in something where clearly, every one of them is after an easy paycheck and the studio itself
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Movie Review – Cruel Intentions (20th Anniversary)

Cruel Intentions, 1999.

Directed by Roger Kumble.

Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Joshua Jackson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Christine Baranski, Louise Fletcher, Eric Mabius, and Swoosie Kurtz.

Synopsis:

An adaptation of the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, Cruel Intentions tells the story of lies, sex, and exploitation as it follows Sebastian’s and Kathryn’s making a very dangerous & raunchy wager.

Diving back into Cruel Intentions – twenty years after the initial release – is quite fascinating. Not only because of the much-missed ’90s melodrama but somehow the shock & awe feel much different now. In the middle of the Me Too movement, a film about exploiting people around you for your enjoyment comes off equally familiar as it does stomach-churning. But the voyeuristic look of the corrupt step-siblings and their downfall almost makes it worth it for the viewer. You want to take your eyes off the madness of the Kathryn and Sebastian sex wager,
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How many times have both Best Actor and Best Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?

How many times have both Best Actor and Best Actress gone to the same film at the Oscars?
On film in contention at this year’s Oscars earned nominations for both Best Actor and Best Actress: “A Star is Born.” How likely is it that both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will win Academy Awards on Feb. 24? In the 90 year history of the Academy Awards, leading players from the same film have prevailed just seven times:

Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable for “It Happened One Night” – 1935

Louise Fletcher and Jack Nicholson for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” – 1976

Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch for “Network” – 1977

Jane Fonda and Jon Voight for “Coming Home” – 1979

Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for “On Golden Pond” – 1982

Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins for “The Silence of the Lambs” – 1992

Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson for “As Good as it Gets” – 1998

Note that Nicholson has been involved in two of these lucky seven pairings. And he is a good luck charm when it comes to his leading ladies.
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Fanatic Feed: Barry S2 Trailer, Penny Dreadful Spinoff Casting & More!

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If you were keen enough to watch Barry Season 1, the smart Barry Season 2 trailer won't come as a surprise to you.

It will feature more of Barry struggling to find peace in his life between his two crafts: acting and assassinating.

The trailer should easily get you to watch the first season before Season 2 arrives on HBO this March 31 at 10 p.m.

The news day wouldn't be complete without an update about Jussie Smollett

His future on Empire, once believed to be secure thanks to many representatives speaking out in his defense, has taken a darker turn.

The character of Jamal will be written out of the two final episodes of Empire Season 5.

If you need to know all of the details of Smollet's latest activity, all you need to do is click on the slideshow below. We have you covered!

There is great news out for fans of Penny Dreadful.
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Milos Forman movies: All 12 films ranked worst to best, including ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘Amadeus’

Milos Forman movies: All 12 films ranked worst to best, including ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘Amadeus’
Milos Forman would’ve celebrated his 87th birthday on February 18, 2019. The late director, who passed away in 2018, only made a dozen movies in his career, yet several of those are classics. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 12 of Forman’s films, ranked worst to best.

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1932, Forman first came to international attention with “Loves of a Blonde” (1965) and “The Firemen’s Ball” (1967), both of which earned Oscar nominations as Best Foreign Language Film. In those early works, the director showed an affinity for antiauthoritarianism and oddball outsiders that would animate his best work.

SEEJack Nicholson movies: 45 greatest films ranked worst to best

He made his American debut with “Taking Off” (1971), and just four years later he was collecting his first Oscar for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975). The comedic drama about a mental patient (Jack Nicholson) rebelling against
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Milos Forman movies: All 12 films ranked worst to best

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Milos Forman movies: All 12 films ranked worst to best
Milos Forman would’ve celebrated his 87th birthday on February 18, 2019. The late director, who passed away in 2018, only made a dozen movies in his career, yet several of those are classics. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at all 12 of Forman’s films, ranked worst to best.

Born in Czechoslovakia in 1932, Forman first came to international attention with “Loves of a Blonde” (1965) and “The Firemen’s Ball” (1967), both of which earned Oscar nominations as Best Foreign Language Film. In those early works, the director showed an affinity for antiauthoritarianism and oddball outsiders that would animate his best work.

He made his American debut with “Taking Off” (1971), and just four years later he was collecting his first Oscar for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975). The comedic drama about a mental patient (Jack Nicholson) rebelling against a tyrannical nurse (Louise Fletcher) became one of only
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‘Ratched’: Ryan Murphy’s ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Prequel Casts Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, and More

‘Ratched’: Ryan Murphy’s ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Prequel Casts Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Corey Stoll, and More
It shouldn’t be shocking that a Ryan Murphy show is able to attract a noteworthy cast, but the TV titan’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”-inspired Netflix series “Ratched” has assembled quite a few surprising stars.

In an Instagram post on Monday, Murphy announced that Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, and Corey Stoll would be the latest performers to join his ever-evolving acting troupe, joining a cast that already includes the previously announced Sarah Paulson, who’ll be playing the title nurse.

This will be the first high-profile role for Nixon following her bid last year to become governor of New York. After starring in Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic,” Stone will be returning to TV this year in “The New Pope.” Stoll is coming back to a Netflix series after appearing in the opening season of “House of Cards.”

Jon Jon Briones, Judy Davis, and Finn Wittrock,
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The Exorcist director says Exorcist II is “the worst piece of sh*t I’ve ever seen”

With 1973’s The Exorcist, director William Friedkin created one of the greatest and most successful horror movies of all time, only for studio Warner Bros. to follow it up with a strong contender for the worst sequel in history with 1977’s Exorcist II: The Heretic.

If you’re unlucky enough to have seen the movie, then you’ll likely share the same view as Friedkin, who has blasted the sequel on The Movies That Made Me podcast, calling it a “piece of shit” and “a fucking disgrace”.

“I tell you, I did see a great deal of Exorcist II, under the following circumstances,” said Friedkin. “I was at the Technicolor lab, color timing something, and one of the timers said, ‘We just finished Exorcist II, would you like to have a look at it?’ And I don’t know why, but I went into the room and I sat through maybe 40 minutes of it.
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The Exorcist Director Says The Sequel’s The Worst Movie He’s Ever Seen

Over 45 years later, The Exorcist is still remembered as one of the all-time great horror movies, while the sequel has yet to escape its reputation as a colossal disappointment. In fact, William Friedkin, director of the classic 1973 original, seems to have more disgust than ever for Exorcist II: The Heretic, sharing his recollection of the 1977 film when he appeared on The Movies that Made Me podcast.

Though Friedkin has never seen the follow-up in full, he did catch some footage while the sequel was still in post-production, and to say that he wasn’t impressed would be a serious understatement:

“I tell you, I did see a great deal of Exorcist II, under the following circumstances. I was at the Technicolor lab, color timing something, and one of the timers said, ‘We just finished Exorcist II, would you like to have a look at it?’ And I don’t know why,
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Triumph And Tragedy: The Story Behind "Brainstorm", Natalie Wood's Last Movie

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By Lee Pfeiffer

If movie fans recall the 1983 sci-fi thriller "Brainstorm" at all, it's generally as a footnote in history. The movie marked the final screen appearance of Natalie Wood, whose mysterious and controversial death still remains hotly debated. Director Douglas Trumbulll, a special effects master, had introduced the concept of virtual reality many years before the concept would become real. He also assembled an impressive cast that, in addition to Wood, included three Oscar winning actors: Cliff Robertson, Christopher Walken and Louise Fletcher. Things were proceeding very well and expectations were high for the MGM production. Trumbull's incredible special effects concepts were generating a good deal of buzz. However, with Wood's tragic death days before filming was to be completed, MGM got cold feet and tried to shut the production down in order to get reimbursed for all costs to date through Lloyds of London. Trumbull boldly resisted and
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Exclusive: ‘Versace’ Stars Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones Join Ryan Murphy’s ‘Ratched’

Mega-producer Ryan Murphy is known for working with the same troupe of actors and his upcoming Netflix series Ratched will be no exception, as The Assassination of Gianni Versace stars Finn Wittrock and Jon Jon Briones will join Sarah Paulson on the show, multiple sources have told Collider. Ratched effectively serves as a prequel to the Oscar-winning 1975 drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in which Louise Fletcher played the infamous nurse tormenting poor Jack Nicholson. The Netflix series will begin in 1947 and track Nurse Ratched’s terrifying progression through the mental health care system. …
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Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga could end a 40-year drought at the Golden Globes with their acting wins

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga could end a 40-year drought at the Golden Globes with their acting wins
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are aiming to be the first duo from the same film to win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars in 21 years, but the “A Star Is Born” leads could end an even longer drought at the Golden Globes. No co-stars have won Best Film Drama Actor and Best Film Drama Actress in a whopping 40 years.

In fact, only three pair of co-stars have won his-and-hers drama Globes, less than half of the seven duos who’ve taken home the lead acting Oscars. Coincidentally, they were all in the ’70s: Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975); Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway for “Network” (1976); and Jon Voight and Jane Fonda for “Coming Home” (1978).

See Will the ‘A Star Is Born’ cinematic universe continue its undefeated streak at the Golden Globes?

All three of these duos went on to win Oscars.
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Will ‘A Star Is Born’ be the 4th film to win Best Picture and lead acting Oscars?

Will ‘A Star Is Born’ be the 4th film to win Best Picture and lead acting Oscars?
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are aiming to be the eighth onscreen duo to win Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars. But they could join even more rarefied air if “A Star Is Born” also wins Best Picture, as only three films ever have swept those three categories.

All three films that have accomplished this just so happened to be the only three films to claim the Big Five awards as well: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and a screenplay award. The first film to do so was “It Happened One Night” (1934), which picked up statuettes for leads Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, director Frank Capra and screenwriter Robert Riskin.

It’d be 41 years before it occurred again, achieved by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), with victories for helmer Milos Forman, stars Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher, and screenwriters Laurence Hauben and Bo Goldman.

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'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest': THR's 1975 Review

On Nov. 19, 1975, United Artists unveiled its One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest adaptation in theaters. The film went on to win five Oscars at the 48th Academy Awards, including best actor for Jack Nicholson, best actress for Louise Fletcher, best director for Milos Forman and best picture. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

Chalk up Jack Nicholson as yet another strong contender for a Best Actor nomination in the 1975 Academy Award sweepstakes. After the lethargies of Passenger and the forced humor of Fortune, Nicholson illuminates the dark recesses of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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Oscar Flashback: The three films that swept the Big Five, including ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Oscar Flashback: The three films that swept the Big Five, including ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ ‘The Silence of the Lambs’
This article marks Part 6, the final entry in the Gold Derby series reflecting on films that contended for the Big Five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted). With “A Star Is Born” this year on the cusp of joining this exclusive group of Oscar favorites, join us as we look back at the 43 extraordinary pictures that earned Academy Awards nominations in each of the Big Five categories, including the following three films that swept all of the top races.

At the 7th Academy Awards ceremony, Frank Capra’s romantic comedy “It Happened One Night” (1934) made Oscar history as the first film to triumph in all of the Big Five categories – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Clark Gable), Best Actress (Claudette Colbert) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Riskin). For each of these talents, it would hardly be their lone Oscar appearance.
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‘A Star Is Born’ and Lady Gaga could end 14-year Oscar drought of Best Picture and Actress matching wins

‘A Star Is Born’ and Lady Gaga could end 14-year Oscar drought of Best Picture and Actress matching wins
Will the third time be the charm? For the past two years, we were thisclose to having the Best Picture and Best Actress Oscars go to the same film for the first time since “Million Dollar Baby” (2004). Emma Stone took home Best Actress for “La La Land” (2016) and we all know what happened after that. Frances McDormand cruised to her second Best Actress statuette for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017), but her divisive film, which was predicted to win (oops), fell to “The Shape of Water.” And now “A Star Is Born” and Lady Gaga are the odds-on favorites to prevail, which would only be the 12th time ever that Best Picture and Best Actress lined up.

It might be hard to believe, but Picture-Actress matchups were more common in the early days of the Oscars than Picture-Actor; there were four Picture-Actress overlaps to one for Actor before the latter started dominating.
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