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‘The Irishman’ Will Be an Oscar Epic for Netflix

‘The Irishman’ Will Be an Oscar Epic for Netflix
What’s telling about Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is how few studios were willing to take on its $159-million price tag. Only one company stepped up: Netflix. Since the dawn of Hollywood, the major studios have been willing to gamble on grand ambition and spectacle, from 1927’s first Oscar-winner “Wings” and David Lean’s desert epic “Lawrence of Arabia” to the more recent “Titanic” and fantasy trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.” Such all-in bets may make their backers lose sleep, but the movies can pay off handsomely, both at the box office and the Oscars.

Without risk, there’s no reward. The studios may be right that Scorsese’s sprawling 209-minute historical epic — which covers some of the same struggles among the Italian mafia, Teamster chief Jimmy Hoffa, and the Kennedys as Oliver Stone’s “JFK” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” trilogy — might not sustain enough
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‘The Irishman’ Will Be an Oscar Epic for Netflix

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‘The Irishman’ Will Be an Oscar Epic for Netflix
What’s telling about Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is how few studios were willing to take on its $159-million price tag. Only one company stepped up: Netflix. Since the dawn of Hollywood, the major studios have been willing to gamble on grand ambition and spectacle, from 1927’s first Oscar-winner “Wings” and David Lean’s desert epic “Lawrence of Arabia” to the more recent “Titanic” and fantasy trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.” Such all-in bets may make their backers lose sleep, but the movies can pay off handsomely, both at the box office and the Oscars.

Without risk, there’s no reward. The studios may be right that Scorsese’s sprawling 209-minute historical epic — which covers some of the same struggles among the Italian mafia, Teamster chief Jimmy Hoffa, and the Kennedys as Oliver Stone’s “JFK” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” trilogy — might not sustain enough
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Sandra Oh, Lena Headey and 6 more overdue actors overlooked again by unsentimental Emmy voters

Sandra Oh, Lena Headey and 6 more overdue actors overlooked again by unsentimental Emmy voters
The Emmys are a notoriously unsentimental bunch, as we saw last week with the guest categories, passing over overdue favorites Phylicia Rashad and Adam Sandler. Several actors went into Sunday’s Emmy telecast with numerous losses under their belt, hoping this may finally be their time to go from bridesmaid to bride. Would Sandra Oh finally find herself wielding an Emmy statuette? Could actors on the last seasons of their shows get a farewell hug, like Lena Headey? (See full list of Emmy winners.)

The TV academy has gone for a few performers in their final seasons, like Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) and Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), but there are also countless instances of actors never winning for iconic performances, like Steve Carell in “The Office,” Martin Sheen in “The West Wing” and Amy Poehler in “Parks and Recreation.” Unfortunately, there were no instances of majorly overdue actors winning at this year’s Emmys,
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Emmy episode analysis: Will Jonathan Banks (‘Better Call Saul’) be a ‘Winner’ with powerful season finale?

Emmy episode analysis: Will Jonathan Banks (‘Better Call Saul’) be a ‘Winner’ with powerful season finale?
For Jonathan Banks, the role of Mike Ehrmantraut is the gift that keeps on giving. This summer Banks earned his fourth Emmy nomination for Best Drama Supporting Actor for “Better Call Saul,” the fifth he’s received overall for this role as an ex-cop turned drug cartel fixer. He previously competed in 2013 for the show’s predecessor, “Breaking Bad,” and additionally contended in the category for “Wiseguy” in 1989.

For his Emmy submission, Banks has chosen the season four finale, “Winner.” In this installment, Mike discovers that foreman Werner (Rainer Bock) has escaped from the construction site to spend time with his wife. In an attempt to save his life, he tries to locate him before Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) and his men do. But by the time he finds him, Werner has mistakenly given information about the underground drug lair to one of Gus’s enemies (Tony Dalton) over the phone.
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in June 2019

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that five original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in June including the third season of the animated hit “Creative Galaxy”; the sophomore season of the thriller “Absentia; and the first installment of the Japanese drama “Final Life.” There will also be two new movies this month: the documentary “Chasing Happiness,” which chronicles the rise to fame of the Jonas Brothers; and the Idris Elba crime drama “Yardie.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of films making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video in June including the first five films in the “Rocky” franchise and several entries in the “Rush Hour” series.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming to Amazon Prime Video in June 2019. Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Amazon Prime Video in June

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Amazon Prime Video is out with its list of new titles coming in June, and it includes the new Jonas Brothers movie, “Chasing Happiness.” Featuring never-before-seen footage of the brothers’ younger years, the film offers long-time JoBros fans a personal look at Nick, Joe and Kevin’s journey to success, from a family struggling to make ends meet to their ascent to pop stardom. The Amazon Original is out June 4, just ahead of the band’s comeback album, “Happiness Begins,” out June 7.

Another June highlight is “Yardie,” which is directed by Idris Elba and set in ’70s Kingston, Jamaica and ’80s Hackney, London. “Yardie,” which will be released on June 17, centers on the life of a young Jamaican man named D who has never fully recovered from the murder of his older brother Jerry Dread. Dispatched to London where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne and his daughter who
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Is Best Short Form Actor the ticket to an Emmy win for Jonathan Banks?

Is Best Short Form Actor the ticket to an Emmy win for Jonathan Banks?
Jonathan Banks might finally win an Emmy for playing Mike Ehrmantraut — but in a category not many of us expected: Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Actor.

As Gold Derby exclusively revealed, in addition to submitting Banks in his usual category of Best Drama Supporting Actor for “Better Call Saul,” AMC is also entering him in the short form actor race for “Madrigal Electromotive Employee Training,” a “Better Call Saul” companion online series that is also being submitted for Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. The show (watch above) features Mike offering tips and sharing his wisdom to new Madrigal employees. “Madrigal” is the second season, if you will, of “Saul”‘s online training series; the first, “Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training,” which starred Giancarlo Esposito‘s Gus Fring and aired alongside Season 3, won Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series in 2017.

That bodes well for Banks, as
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Jonathan Banks might tie a dubious drama supporting actor Emmy record

Jonathan Banks might tie a dubious drama supporting actor Emmy record
Jonathan Banks holds a pretty cool Emmy record: He’s the only person to be nominated for three different shows in Best Drama Supporting Actor. But he might add a less fun one this year: He could tie the record for most nominations without a win in the category.

The dubious honor is currently held by Ed Begley Jr. who went 0-6 for “St. Elsewhere” from 1983-88. Begley is tied with Will Geer (“The Waltons”), Bruce Weitz (“Hill Street Blues”) and Jimmy Smits (“L.A. Law”) at six nominations, but the other three have all won.

At 0-5, Banks earned his first nomination back in 1989 for “Wiseguy”; Larry Drake (“L.A. Law”) won. His next one would come 24 years later for playing Mike Ehrmantraut on “Breaking Bad,” but he fell to Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”). His last three bids have been for reprising Mike on the “Breaking Bad” prequel spin-off “Better Call Saul
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Will Christian Bale be the 5th actor to take the lead after dancing away with a supporting Oscar?

Will Christian Bale be the 5th actor to take the lead after dancing away with a supporting Oscar?
What do four disparate entertainers such as Jack Lemmon, Denzel Washington, Kevin Spacey and Robert De Niro have in common besides being actors. The quartet won a supporting Academy Award before claiming gold for a lead. Three-time nominee Christian Bale, whose uncanny transformation into Vice President Dick Cheney is the most acclaimed element of Adam McKay‘s satirical biopic “Vice,” could join that club if he wins a companion Academy Award to go with his supporting statuette for his crack-addicted boxer in 2010’s “The Fighter.” He previously was nominated for Best Actor for his con man in 2013’s “American Hustle” and for his supporting part as an anti-social whiz at numbers crunching in 2015’s “The Big Short,” also directed by McKay.

Let’s look at how the foursome above went about doubling up on Oscars:

*Lemmon, an eight-time Oscar nominee, first won for his comic-relief role as the rebellious Ensign Pulver in the 1955 Navy-themed dramedy,
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Gun Shy (2000)

I had never heard of this comedy-thriller, and the good news is that it’s a pleasant surprise, thoroughly enjoyable. The toughest kind of filmmaking must be making comedy seem effortless, and that’s what Eric Blakeney does in this quirky, near-screwball take on the done-to-death drug deal undercover thriller. Liam Neeson is sensational, and producer Sandra Bullock is at her most charming. Even the flatulence jokes are funny.

Gun Shy

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2000 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date October 23, 2018 / 24.95

Starring: Liam Neeson, Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt, José Zúñiga, Michael DeLorenzo, Andy Lauer, Richard Schiff, Paul Ben-Victor, Gregg Daniel, Ben Weber, Sandra Bullock, Mary McCormack, Michael Mantell, Mitch Pileggi, Michael Weatherly, Frank Vincent.

Cinematography: Tom Richmond

Film Editor: Pamela Martin

Original Music: Rolfe Kent

Produced by Sandra Bullock

Written and Directed by Eric Blakeney

I’d just been thinking about classic Screwball Comedies when Eric Blakeney’s Gun Shy arrived,
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South Pasadena Officials Caution Against ‘Making Judgements’ in Fatal Shooting of ‘ER’ Actress

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South Pasadena Officials Caution Against ‘Making Judgements’ in Fatal Shooting of ‘ER’ Actress
South Pasadena city leaders cautioned the public against making preliminary judgements about the fatal shooting of “ER” actress Vanessa Marquez at her home on Thursday.

In a statement released on Saturday, city officials said two separate, independent investigations are being conducted by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office into the officer-involved shooting.

“We believe our officers acted appropriately under a tragic set of circumstances,” South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe said in a press release. “We are asking the public to respect the investigative process and allow the Sheriff’s Department and D.A.’s office to gather and release the facts.”

The incident occurred at Marquez’s home in Pasadena, Calif., after a landlord called the police to check on her wellbeing. When officers arrived at her apartment, they said she was suffering seizures and appeared unable to take care of herself, so
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Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by Police

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Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by Police
Vanessa Marquez, an actress best known for her role as a nurse on “ER,” was shot and killed by South Pasadena police on Thursday, authorities confirmed on Friday.

Officers were called to Marquez’s home in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue by a landlord to check on her welfare. When the officers arrived around 12 p.m., she was suffering from seizures and appeared unable to take care of herself. Officers called out paramedics and a mental health clinician, and continued to talk with her. After about 90 minutes, Marquez, 49, armed herself with a Bb gun and pointed it at the officers, causing them to open fire, said Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.

South Pasadena, a municipality separate from neighboring Pasadena, is eight miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Mendoza told reporters that Marquez appeared to be going through “mental problems” and seemed to be “gravely disabled.”

She appeared as Ana Delgado
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Arrow Season 7 Premiere Title Teases Oliver Behind Bars

Production is just beginning on the seventh season of Arrow and that means we now know the title of the premiere. It’s “Inmate 4587,” as revealed in a post by incoming showrunner Beth Schwartz on Twitter, who shared the first page of the episode’s script with a Green Arrow Pop Funko figure and bars laid over the image.

Of course, the title refers to Oliver Queen himself. The shock cliffhanger of the sixth season finale saw the former mayor of Star City publicly outed as the Emerald Archer once and for all, leading to his incarceration. Earlier this week, the synopsis for season 7 revealed that Queen will be detained at Slabside Maximum Security Prison, where he’ll have to face being locked up with villains he’s responsible for putting there.

As for the reason “4587” was chosen, Arrowverse fans who’ve been paying close attention over the years will
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‘Midnight Cowboy’ Actress Georgann Johnson Dies at 91

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‘Midnight Cowboy’ Actress Georgann Johnson Dies at 91
Midnight Cowboy” actress Georgann Johnson died June 4 in Los Angeles. She was 91.

With a career spanning six decades, the Iowa native first appeared on television in 1950s commercials, later appearing opposite James Dean in TV drama “Life Sentence” (1953).

Johnson’s live TV performances include the original production of “Bang the Drum Slowly” (1956) with Paul Newman as well as playing Tony Randall’s wife in “Mr. Peepers” from 1952 to 1955.

The actress recalled: “It was a terribly good and terribly funny show and yet very gentle. I realized how much a special thing it was at the time.”

Her dream of singing in a Big Band came to fruition in Steve Allen’s “Songs for Sale” (1950-1952), a talent show for aspiring songwriters. Peggy Lee performed Johnson’s song, which won the prize and made an impression on Allen. He later cast her in the live television musical “The Bachelor.” In 1954, Johnson
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The Top Five Songs From the “Goodfellas” Soundrack

Mob classic “Goodfellas” came out in 1990. Martin Scorses’ adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy” tells the story of real life mob associate Henry Hill and his life in the mob from 1955 to 1980 before he testified against his friends and lived in exile under the Federal Witness Protection Program. Scorses often uses music in his movies to depict the time and the emotion of the moment. The “Goodfellas” soundtrack features 43 classic songs from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Often, Scorses will use beautiful music alongside grisly scenes to draw our emotions into the scenes. He also uses

The Top Five Songs From the “Goodfellas” Soundrack
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Jerry Lewis, Legendary Entertainer and Host of Mda Telethon, Dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, Legendary Entertainer and Host of Mda Telethon, Dead at 91
Jerry Lewis, who became a household name as one-half of legendary duo Martin & Lewis, has died at the age of 91.

In a statement attributed to Lewis’ family, the Las Vegas Review-Journal‘s John Katsilometes reports that Lewis died of natural causes on Sunday morning, surrounded by loved ones at his Las Vegas, Nev. home.

Lewis, an iconic comedian in his own right, first teamed with Dean Martin in 1946, becoming one of the most successful acts in the country before their highly publicized split in 1956. They appeared together in such films as My Friend Irma, The Caddy, The Stooge, Artists and Models and Pardners.
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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American Crime Story: Annette Bening Joins FX Anthology for Katrina Season

American Crime Story: Annette Bening Joins FX Anthology for Katrina Season
She’s put in time with The American President, and now Annette Bening is turning her attention to state-level government.

The Oscar-nominated actress has joined the Hurricane Katrina-focused Season 2 of FX’s American Crime Story, TVLine has learned. She will play Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, who led the state during and after the devastating 2005 storm.

RelatedLady Gaga Isn’t American Crime Story‘s Donatella Versace, Ryan Murphy Says

Bening recently was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in 20th Century Women; other notable films include American Beauty, The Kids Are Alright, Bugsy and The Grifters. Early in her career,
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American Cinematheque Unveils Three-Day Tribute to Iconic Filmmaker Irwin Winkler

American Cinematheque Unveils Three-Day Tribute to Iconic Filmmaker Irwin Winkler
Los Angeles’ American Cinematheque has announced it will host “A Tribute to Irwin Winkler,” celebrating the legendary filmmaker whose frequent collaborations with Martin Scorsese have led to several critically acclaimed and iconic films over nearly four decades spent together. The pair have worked together frequently — and quite successfully — over the years, and their shared credits include “New York, New York,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The three-day event will feature showings of their past films, capped off by a rare, in-person conversation between the two Oscar winners. On Saturday, December 3, Winkler and Scorsese will be on hand at the Egyptian for an 80-minute conversation about their past work together, along with discussion about their latest project, “Silence,” which arrives on December 23 after a twenty-eight-year development period.

Read More: Awards Roundup: Jeff Nichols Honored by Austin Film Society, Iwrin Winkler to Receive PGA Achievement Award and More
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Emmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

Emmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?
Forget winter. Fall is coming, and it’s bringing with it an epic Emmy showdown between Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister.

Kit Harington — a first time nominee in the race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — will face off against Game of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage, a six-time contender who won in both 2011 and 2015.

RelatedEmmys 2016: Who Should Win Best Lead Actress in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

Harington, of course, is one of two new additions to the field. With neither The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming nor Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter acknowledged for the final seasons of their respective programs,
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