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Vietnam War drama 'Last Full Measure' sells to UK and Ireland (exclusive)

Vietnam War drama 'Last Full Measure' sells to UK and Ireland (exclusive)
Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson among film’s cast.

London-based Parkland Entertainment has picked up UK and Ireland rights to Vietnam War feature Last Full Measure, which stars Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Peter Fonda and Samuel L. Jackson.

The deal was negotiated with Foresight Unlimited and Parkland is lining up a release this autumn.

Todd Robinson directed the drama, which is based on the true story of a young Pararescue medic, William Pitsenbarger, who, during one of the bloodiest ambushes of the Vietnam War, personally saved the lives of more than 60 soldiers and was then killed himself.
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Beautiful Boy: Heart-Rendering Father/Son Relationships In Film

Relationships are a powerful and complex thing, and the relationship between a father and his son is one of the most interesting ones to explore.

Upcoming critically-acclaimed drama Beautiful Boy tells the poignant true story of a devoted father facing impending tragedy when his ‘perfect’ son becomes addicted to drugs. Ahead of its release on Blu-ray and DVD, we take a look at some of our favourite films that really pack an emotional punch when it comes to showcasing the agonising ups and downs, but ultimately love, between fathers and sons.


The Champ (1979), Franco Zeffirelli

Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) is a washed-up boxer, alcoholic, gambler and pretty poor parent to T.J. (Ricky Schroder) who, despite everything, still hero-worships his Dad. Although Billy has had custody of T.J. since his wife, Annie (Faye Dunaway), left the family years ago, her return prompts a new struggle for the former fighter.
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See The Sound Of Music This Sunday Night at the Sky View Drive-in in Lichtfield, Illinois

The Sound Of Music screens this Sunday night, May 12th at the Sky View Drive-in in Lichtfield, Il. (1500 Historic Old Route 66) This is part of the Sky View’s ‘Throwback Sundays’. The second Sunday of the month, they screen a classic movie. Admission is only $3 (free for kids under 5). The movie starts at dusk (8-ish). The Sky View’s site can be found Here. Next month, June 9th, is Dirty Harry!

The Litchfield Sky View Drive-In is in the Route 66 Hall of Fame. It is the last originally operating drive-in on the Mother Road in Illinois. At the front of the property, accessible by travelers, is a Wayside Exhibit. This exhibit, placed by the Scenic Byway, tells some of the history as well as some of the memories of our patrons.

The hills are alive with The Sound Of Music Sunday night at the Sky View Drive-in. Julie Andrews takes
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Giveaway – Win The Night of the Generals on Blu-ray

Eureka Entertainment releases The Night Of The Generals, a suspenseful WWII thriller starring Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, and a star-studded cast, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK, taken from a stunning 4K restoration, as part of the Eureka Classics range from May 13th 2019, and we’ve got three copies to give away. Read on for details!

Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer.

When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish.

Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer, and with a score by Maurice Jarre, The Night of the Generals is an
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‘Choir Boy’, ‘Beetlejuice’ Broadway Newcomers Among 2019 Theatre World Honorees

Broadway newcomers Gbenga Akinnagbe, Sophia Anne Caruso, Jeremy Pope and Paddy Considine are among this year’s Theatre World Award winners. A New York theater tradition since 1945, the awards go to a dozen performers making their Broadway or Off Broadway debuts.

Also announced today by the organization’s president Dale Badway: The 7th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement will go to three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, currently starring on Broadway in Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus. The 75th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony is set for Monday, June 3 at a Broadway theater to be announced.

Previous winners of the newcomers awards include Meryl Streep, Rosemary Harris, Marlon Brando, Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Anne Bancroft, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, Alan Alda, Zoe Caldwell, Christopher Walken, Alec Baldwin, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Al Pacino, Grace Kelly, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Lupita Nyong’o and John Krasinski.
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Lupita Nyong’o Inspired Anthony Rapp to Speak Out About Kevin Spacey

Lupita Nyong’o Inspired Anthony Rapp to Speak Out About Kevin Spacey
Eighteen months since he bravely spoke out about the alleged attempted sexual assault he experienced at the hands of Kevin Spacey when he was just 14 years old, Anthony Rapp is doing just fine. The original “Rent” star began a plum gig on TV’s “Star Trek: Discovery” around the same time BuzzFeed published an interview in which he detailed the 1986 encounter with Spacey. In an interview with comedian Cameron Esposito on her Queery podcast, Rapp said he was moved when the “Star Trek” fandom rallied around him, and shared what was going through his head when he decided to speak out.

“None of us ever thought that anything could ever come of all of this. We all just thought that we’d have to look the other way and get along. It’s such a profound paradigm shift. It just didn’t seem possible that these people could be removed from power,
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Shakespearean double play: Tragedy of ‘King Lear’ could triumph at both Tonys and Emmys

Shakespearean double play: Tragedy of ‘King Lear’ could triumph at both Tonys and Emmys
William Shakespeare is quite prolific for a playwright who has been dead for four centuries. His plays have been adapted many, many, many times. But 2019 is unique in that one of his most famous plays, the tragedy of “King Lear,” could win Tonys and Emmys in the very same year.

King Lear” is the story of an aged monarch choosing how to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. It was made into a 2018 telefilm that cut the play down to about two hours and moved the action to 21st century London. It aired on BBC Two last May, but it streamed on Amazon in September, so it’s eligible to win Emmys later this year. As of this writing it ranks third in our predictions for Best TV Movie, and Anthony Hopkins is a strong contender to be nominated for the title role.

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 13 Easter Eggs & References

Ryan Britt Apr 11, 2019

Did you catch all of these Star Trek references and Easter eggs in "Such Sweet Sorrow"?

Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, Episode 13, “Such Sweet Sorrow.”

The penultimate episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season is jammed with perhaps more old-school references than any episode before. Because the USS Discovery hooks-up with the USS Enterprise, there are probably more Easter eggs than are reasonable. It will likely take several repeat viewings — and a lot of freeze frame — to catch everything in this thrilling episode.

And yet! We tried! From classic starship designations, to how you blow up a spaceship, to Sherlock Holmes, and Shakespeare, here are all the Easter eggs and references we caught in Star Trek: Discovery season 2, episode 13, “Such Sweet Sorrow.”

The episode title references Shakespeare and Future Klingons

The title of the episode comes from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “Parting is
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‘The Hunt’: Amy Madigan Cast In Universal, Blumhouse Political Thriller

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‘The Hunt’: Amy Madigan Cast In Universal, Blumhouse Political Thriller
Exclusive: Actress Amy Madigan is the latest to come aboard The Hunt, Universal/Blumhouse’s politically charged action thriller directed by Craig Zobel. Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, and Ike Barinholtz were previously announced as part of the cast.

Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse wrote the script, which explores escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America. The pic hits theaters Oct. 18.

Jason Blum and Lindelof are producing the pic with Cuse and Zobel as exec producers.

Madigan, who next appears opposite Samuel L Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris and Sebastian Stan in the forthcoming war drama, The Last Full Measure, is repped by Buchwald and Anonymous Content. She recently wrapped production on Fox Searchlight’s fantasy thriller Antlers, with Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons.
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Rian Johnson Shows Off First Footage From His Murder Mystery Film Knives Out

Rian Johnson’s upcoming film project has been shrouded in mystery, but during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon he pulled back the curtain and shared some of the first footage from the movie.

Johnson explained that his new movie is a tribute to the kind of murder mysteries that Agatha Christie gave the world and mixed it up with a Hitchcockian-type thriller. It’s a who-dunnit story that is filled with suspense, twists and turns, and it’s set in Modern Day America.

Daniel Craig stars in the film as Detective Benoit Blanc and he is looking to find a murderer within a family. He also sports a southern accent. Jamie Lee Curtis also stars in the film and she explained that the movie is a family gathered together in a mansion and this family does not get along with each other. She also teased that by the end of the film,
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Rian Johnson Brings Knives Out Trailer to CinemaCon

Rian Johnson Brings Knives Out Trailer to CinemaCon
The first trailer for Rian Johnson's Knives Out just wowed the crowd at CinemaCon. Lionsgate decided to surprise those in attendance with the first look at Johnson's follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is a decidedly very different kind of movie. This time around, the filmmaker has decided to tackle a whodunit-style murder mystery with an impressive ensemble cast in a thriller coming from Mrc. Apparently, based on the reactions to the footage on social media, that all makes for a winning combination.

Rian Johnson was on hand to present the first trailer for Knives Out. He described the movie as his own take on Agatha Christie, while also saying it has a "Hitchcock thriller-type twist." Jamie Lee Curtis and Ana De Armas were also on hand to present the footage, which went over like gangbusters. Digging around online, there isn't a single negative reaction in the bunch to what was shown.
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas Debut Footage of Whodunit Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas Debut Footage of Whodunit Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’
Daniel Craig is on the case in Lionsgate and Mrc’s “Knives Out,” which was prominently featured during the studio’s presentation with footage introduced by writer-director Rian Johnson and stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Ana de Armas.

Heavily inspired by Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novels, the film follows a stately Southern investigator named Benoit Blanc and his partner Troy Archer — played respectively by Craig and Lakeith Stanfield — as they investigate the murder of a wealthy 85-year-old (Christopher Plummer) on his birthday. And everyone in the victim’s extremely dysfunctional family is a suspect.

Also Read: Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Daniel Craig, Chris Evans in Rian Johnson's 'Knives Out'

Stealing the show in the footage is Chris Evans in what will be his first major post-Captain America performance. He plays the spoiled, smartass son of Jamie Lee Curtis, who at one point rapidly tells each member of
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‘Knives Out’ Trailer Impresses CinemaCon — Especially When Chris Evans Tells Everyone to ‘Eat S—t’

‘Knives Out’ Trailer Impresses CinemaCon — Especially When Chris Evans Tells Everyone to ‘Eat S—t’
Having taken a break from a certain galaxy far, far away, Rian Johnson is set to return to Earth with “Knives Out.” Lionsgate debuted the trailer for the “Brick” and “Looper” director’s new project with Mrc, which until now has been referred to only as a “contemporary murder mystery,” during its CinemaCon panel today. That vague description has only piqued viewers’ curiosity, ditto its impressive ensemble cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer.

Johnson was joined onstage by Curtis and de Armas, representing what Curtis called a family that “puts the diss in dysfunctional.” The director, for his part, compared “Knives Out” to Agatha Christie and said it has a “Hitchcock thriller-type twist.” He also revealed a bit about his characters: Craig plays a detective investigating a murder, and de Armas serves as the
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Rian Johnson’s Dysfunctional Family Whodunit ‘Knives Out’ Flies High For Lionsgate At CinemaCon

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Lionsgate didn’t show off Rambo: Last Blood or give a title to Jay Roach’s Roger Ailes movie, but they did show off Rian Johnson’s Thanksgiving American whodunit Knives Out which is kinetic and fantastic. The pic follows a dysfunctional family in suspect.

Lots of Knives in the trailer of course, overcast skies, old mansion, wooden bookshelves, screams and black comedy.

On hand to introduce the clip was pic’s stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Ana de Armas as well as director/writer Rian Johnson.

Curtis said onstage, “Like all families, they end up hating each other by the end.”

Johnson introduced a clip, “Before I get back to a franchise in a galaxy far, far away” saying he has been a die-hard Agatha Christie fan since he was a teenager and the whodunit is a “genre I deeply deeply love.”

For Knives Out, he “attempted to take
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CinemaCon: First footage from 'Knives Out', Lionsgate strikes Point Grey deal

CinemaCon: First footage from 'Knives Out', Lionsgate strikes Point Grey deal
Long Shot’ to launch in Us on May 3.

Lionsgate used its platform at CinemaCon on Thursday (April 4) to offer the crowd a flavour of what to expect from Rian Johnson’s upcoming murder mystery Knives Out starring Daniel Craig at the head of an all-star cast.

Footage revealed Craig to be one of two sleuths alongside Lakeith Stanfield who arrive at a mansion to investigate the apparent murder of the patriarch (Christopher Plummer) of a hateful family.

The clip contained many familiar tropes from the genre and boasted much dark comedy as Chris Evans spits bile at his relatives, telling
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Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn To Star In ‘I Know This Much Is True’ HBO Limited Series

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Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn To Star In ‘I Know This Much Is True’ HBO Limited Series
Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Rosie O’Donnell (Smilf), Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Imogen Poots (28 Weeks Later) are set to star alongside Juliette Lewis (Camping) and Kathyrn Hahn (Mrs. Fletcher) opposite Mark Ruffalo in I Know This Much Is True, a six-episode limited drama series based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling book. The project, which has received a production commitment from HBO, hails from Mark Ruffalo, who stars in a dual role and executive produces; Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines); and FilmNation Entertainment.

Written, directed and executive produced by Cianfrance, the family saga follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, both played by Ruffalo, in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.

Leo will play Ma (Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey), mother of Dominick and Thomas.

O’Donnell portrays Lisa Sheffer, a social worker
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Michelle Williams 'paralysed' by news she was paid $1,000 as male co-star got $1.5m

The actor has expressed disappointment over the huge gap in pay compared to Mark Wahlberg for reshoots on All the Money in the World

Michelle Williams has spoken of her upset over revelations she was paid drastically less than her male co-star for work reshooting the thriller All the Money in the World.

Williams reportedly received less than $1,000 for her work on the hurried reconvention of production on Ridley Scott’s film, which was reshot with Christopher Plummer taking over the lead role following allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, its original lead. Her co-star, Mark Wahlberg, pocketed $1.5m.
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Michelle Williams Was 'Paralyzed' After Learning Costar Mark Wahlberg Was Paid More Than Her

Michelle Williams Was 'Paralyzed' After Learning Costar Mark Wahlberg Was Paid More Than Her
Michelle Williams is opening up the pay disparity she experienced while working with Mark Wahlberg on All the Money in the World.

The four-time Oscar nominee spoke on Capitol Hill Tuesday while advocating for House Democratic legislation that would close the gender pay gap.

Williams joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus to mark Equal Pay Day as she recounted discovering Wahlberg, 47, had made $1.5 million compared to her paycheck of less than $1,000 for reshoots on the Ridley Scott film.

“It’s the kind of story I would normally resist: the morality tale with a happy ending,
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Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’

Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’
While Glenn Close did not join the Triple Crown of Acting club as expected after her Oscar loss for “The Wife,” we may still get a new member for the fifth year in a row. Alan Arkin just needs an Emmy to go with his Oscar and Tony, and what do you know? He’s currently the favorite in our early odds to win Best Comedy Supporting Actor for “The Kominsky Method.”

Arkin, who received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for the Netflix series, would be the 25th performer to achieve the premier acting trifecta. Fifteen women and nine men have accomplished it, and Arkin would be the first man to do so since Christopher Plummer completed his sweep in 2012 with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for “Beginners.”

See Golden Globe TV winners: ‘The Kominsky Method,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Versace’ are big champs

Five women have since
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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