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Film News Roundup: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Capri Film Festival Screenplay Award

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Film News Roundup: ‘The Irishman’ Wins Capri Film Festival Screenplay Award
In today’s film news roundup, Steven Zaillian’s script for “The Irishman” wins an award, MGM hires a trio of marketing execs, MTV Documentary Films sets three new projects; and “The Caretaker of Lorne Field” is becoming a movie.

Awards

Steven Zaillian’s screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” will receive the best original screenplay award at the 24th annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival.

The award will be presented to Zaillian during festival, which runs between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2.

Tony Renis, the festival’s honorary president, said, “‘The Irishman’ is considered to be one of Scorsese’s greatest films and Zaillian’s script is a true masterpiece. The talented writer is a long-time collaborator of the Italian-American maestro as well as many other great auteurs. His script is a perfect piece of work, which has resulted in remarkable performances brought to life by such movie stars as Robert De Niro,
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‘Her Smell’ Exclusive: Download & Read The Screenplay For Alex Ross Perry’s Grrrl Rock Drama Starring Elisabeth Moss

Filmmaker Alex Ross Perry‘s “Her Smell” is one of the most ambitious and uncompromising films of 2019. Starring Elisabeth Moss in an unremitting, tour-de-force performances as self-destructive punk rocker in the vein of Courtney Love, or ’90s riot grrrl rockers Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill/Le Tigre, or bands like L7 or Babes In Toyland, “Her Smell” charts her struggles with sobriety while trying to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success.

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Paramount’s Delay Of ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ To Completely Redesign The Lead Character Cost Far Less Than You Might Expect

One week ago, fans of “Sonic the Hedgehog” were greeted by another new trailer for the upcoming film. And unlike the trailer that was released months before, those who watched the new footage seemed to really like what Paramount had done for the look of the character. You know, after the studio spent an additional four months completely overhauling the design, delaying the film in the process.

Now, with the film on track, a new report surfaced that wants fans to know that the entirely new look of Sonic in the upcoming film didn’t actually break the bank, as has been previously speculated.

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‘Watchmen’: Damon Lindelof Explains Those Pills and What Nostalgia Means for the Show

HBO’s Watchmen sure is spinning a lot of plates at the moment. What the heck are Lady Trieu and Angela’s grandfather up to? What is the Seventh Kavalry planning to do with those portals? Who put Adrian Veidt on a moon of Jupiter and why? And how did a 100-year-old man kill Judd Crawford? We’ve got four episodes left to sort that out, but in its fifth installment, “Little Fear of Lightning,” Watchmen decidedly started tipping in the direction of answering questions. We finally found out for sure that Adrian Veidt is being kept as …
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Debate Over: Bong Joon-ho Has the Best Marvel Cinema Take, No Further Questions

In 2019, what is certain in life? The sun shall rise, the IRS shall tax your income, and the "Are Marvel movies actually cinema?" debate shall echo into the infinite void. There is exactly one human being whose opinion I would actually care to hear about this never-ending argument. And wouldn't you know it? He shared it! The 'he' in question being Parasite director Bong Joon-ho, who spilled the beans on his unique opinions about comic book movies with Variety. Joon-ho chatted alongside longtime collaborator Tom Quinn, the CEO of Neon who distributed Parasite alongside several …
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Conflict Resolution: Jennifer McShane on Her HBO Doc about Policing and Mental Health, Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year’s SXSW, Jennifer McShane’s Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops is an eye-opening look at the game-changing San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit through the daily activities of two of its humble leaders. It’s also a master class in policing done right. At first glance the partners-in-fighting-crime protagonists of the film’s title seem straight from Cops central casting — hetero white macho males, one a military vet. But McShane swiftly disabuses us of any preconceived notions we might have with her very first, quite shocking scene, one in which the unassuming heroes […]
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New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Footage: We’re All in This Until the End

New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Footage: We’re All in This Until the End
If you’re trying to stay away from seeing any new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage, today is the day you need to start being more careful online and while watching television. A new promo for the forthcoming Star Wars sequel has arrived, and it features just enough new footage to get us even […]

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The Biggest Challenge in Making ‘Frozen II’ Was Finding a Reason for It to Exist

Even though the filmmakers were still hard at work finishing the highly anticipated Frozen II in time for its November 22nd release date, they invited members of the media out to Walt Disney Animation Studios on September 6th to preview various parts of the film, as well as some of the new original songs. Directed by Jennifer Lee (who’s also the Chief Creative Officer at Wdas) and Chris Buck (Tarzan) and produced by Peter Del Vecho, the sequel to the …
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‘Avengers’ Star Pom Klementieff Is The Latest To Join Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ Sequels

Though she has acted in many French films over the last decade-plus, many film fans from around the world know Pom Klementieff from her role as Mantis in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.” But now, thanks to a recent announcement from filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, the actress has another mission lined up that might help her shed her Marvel antennae.

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Henry Cavill Won’t Give Up Superman Role So Easily: ‘There’s Justice to Be Done’

Henry Cavill Won’t Give Up Superman Role So Easily: ‘There’s Justice to Be Done’
The future of the DC Extended Universe might be a question mark, but Henry Cavill says in a new interview with Men’s Health he will not being giving up the role of Superman so easily. Cavill appeared as the Man of Steel in three Dceu films directed by Zack Snyder: “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League.” Cavill suggests what many fans believe when he says his movies in the Dceu got progressively worse.

According to Cavill, his Superman origin story “Man of Steel” was “a great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything.” The actor believes “Batman v Superman” is “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.” As for “Justice League,” Cavill’s thoughts are blunt: “It didn’t work.” “Justice League
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How ‘The Farewell’ Changed Awkwafina’s Understanding of Grief and Mercy

How ‘The Farewell’ Changed Awkwafina’s Understanding of Grief and Mercy
Awkwafina’s film “The Farewell” explores the Chinese tradition of not disclosing terminal illnesses to elderly family members. The actor discussed her evolving thought process on the subject matter with Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”) during a conversation for “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.”

Egerton began the interview by asking Awkwafina about her personal opinion of the film’s premise: “Your character is carrying some guilt about not engaging with your grandmother about what’s happening to her, and you pose this question from quite a Western perspective because it feels strange not to tell somebody they’re not well.”

“At first, I was very much the Western perspective of it because we have various beliefs instilled in us that revolve around privacy and there are issues with that when it comes to not sharing,” Awkwafina explained. “Here we look at it in a very specific way; everyone feels that it’s
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Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel Took Parallel Paths to Hollywood

Once upon a time in New York City, two young talents set off on a near-impossible quest: a successful Broadway career. Since childhood, Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell had focused on their quest with a ferocious drive — and learned to avoid the trolls.

In Long Island, Menzel, the daughter of a pajama salesman, spent her weekends singing at weddings and bar mitzvahs, and otherwise kept her big voice a secret. “No one knew how good I was at school because I didn’t want kids to know,” admits Menzel today. “I didn’t want to be the one to show off.”

Meanwhile in Michigan, Bell signed up for every community play and helped support her single mother by modeling underwear and karaoke machines for Kmart catalogs. Classmates would brandish shots of her in a training bra. Bell didn’t care. That money would get her to Manhattan.

Both Menzel and
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‘It Chapter Two’ Book vs. Movie: The Biggest Changes from Stephen King’s Novel

Be aware there are Spoilers for It, It Chapter Two and Stephen King's original novel below. Stephen King's It is a beast. A massive horror epic that spans decades, embraces a vast ensemble of characters, details the sprawling history of Derry, Maine, and dips a toe in mind-bending cosmic mythology, the exact details of the novel were never going to make it to the screen, even with two long feature films. Director Andy Muschietti and screenwriter Gary Dauberman had to do a lot of trimming to transform King's classic story into a two-part tale -- even …
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You Need to Watch ‘The Big Sleep’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

You Need to Watch ‘The Big Sleep’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’
(Welcome to Knives In, a series about the movies to watch before Rian Johnson’s Knives Out arrives in theaters.) Put on your murder-solving hat, because /Film has given me jurisdiction to dive deep into one film a day in preparation for the release of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, which hits theaters next week. Each film […]

The post You Need to Watch ‘The Big Sleep’ Before Seeing Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ appeared first on /Film.
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Daisy Ridley Addresses Whether Rey’s Parents Figure into ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

We're only a month away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the level of anticipation to see the final installment in the Skywalker saga couldn't be higher. As Star Wars fans prepare for the new movie, a metric ton of new photos from The Rise of Skywalker as well as new interviews with the cast and director J.J. Abrams have been released with more hints of what's to come. [caption id="attachment_839791" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Lucasfilm/caption] Daisy Ridley, one of the leads of this current Star War …
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After ‘Parasite’ Success, Neon Buys Rights To Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Memories Of Murder’ & Plans Theatrical Re-Release

Without a doubt, when the awards nominations begin to get announced, we’ll likely hear the film “Parasite” and director Bong Joon-ho brought up quite a bit. Not only was “Parasite” the big winner of the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the family drama has been a surprise success at the box office for Neon. And this success has led to the distributor deciding to raid the Bong vault, so to speak, for what many consider his greatest masterpiece, “Memories of Murder.”

Read More: Bong Joon-Ho Explains His “Complicated” Feelings Surrounding News That The ‘Memories Of Murder’ Killer Has Been Identified

According to Variety, Neon has acquired the distribution rights to “Memories of Murder,” with the plan to launch the film with a new theatrical release and Blu-ray.

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J. J. Abrams Reveals Why He Returned to the Death Star for ‘Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theatres in a month. In just one month, a decades, generation-spanning story will come to a conclusion. Just. One. Month. Exciting, innit? To celebrate the just one month-ness of it all, Entertainment Weekly interviewed several key cast and crew members of the space epic, including returning co-writer/director J. J. Abrams, who previously helmed The Force Awakens. And Abrams revealed why the new film is returning to one of Star Wars' biggest landmarks of all. The Death Star. A big ol' spaceship, the size of a star, that brings …
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2019-2020 Freshman Shows: What’s Renewed, What’s Canceled, What’s in Limbo

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Television moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. (Most likely because it’s been canceled before you even knew it.) This can especially be the case with new television, which is why it’s important to know what freshman series have been canceled — a word that’s actually being used less and less by television networks, even when that’s still what’s happening — renewed, or, at the very least, picked up for additional episodes.

IndieWire has created a gallery for those freshman shows, with updates on their current status and potential future. This list will be updated as the season continues to unfold, so to keep track of the triumphs and… less-than-triumphs of the 2019-2020 television season.

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Zoe Saldana Teaming With Director Reed Morano & The Writer Of ‘The Departed’ For Thriller ‘Sabaya’

For years Zoe Saldana has been one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood. Despite having quite a few films under her belt, including appearances in the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe and “Avatar,” she has yet to find a project that allows her to fully shine as the star. Well, perhaps the upcoming film “Sabaya” will be the project that makes Saldana a true acting powerhouse in Hollywood.

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Catherine Deneuve Is ‘Feeling Fine’ but Still Recuperating From Recent Stroke

Catherine Deneuve Is ‘Feeling Fine’ but Still Recuperating From Recent Stroke
Nearly two weeks after suffering a stroke reported as minor, French screen icon Catherine Deneuve is “feeling fine” but still recuperating in a Paris hospital, her publicist said Tuesday.

The 76-year-old actress suffered what her family called a “very limited” ischemic stroke – an incident caused by reduced blood flow to the brain – on Nov. 6. She was taken to Salpetriere hospital, which specializes in treating strokes.

After a few days, Deneuve was moved to the private Hospital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild in northern Paris, which specializes in neurological services, among other things. Deneuve’s publicist said the actor was “feeling fine” but remains at the hospital to get some “much-needed rest.”

Deneuve had the stroke while filming a scene in a hospital in Gonesse, near Paris, for the movie “De Son Vivant,” which is being directed by Emmanuelle Bercot and stars Benoit Magimel and Cecile de France.

It’s unknown whether
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