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Isla Fisher & Greg Kinnear To Topline Family Comedy ‘The Present’ From ‘How To Be Single’ Helmer Christian Ditter

Isla Fisher & Greg Kinnear To Topline Family Comedy ‘The Present’ From ‘How To Be Single’ Helmer Christian Ditter
Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) and Greg Kinnear (Shining Vale) will topline the family comedy The Present, from director Christian Ditter (How to Be Single), which has entered production in Los Angeles.

In the film from Stuart Ford’s independent content studio AGC Studios, a brilliant boy discovers he can manipulate time using an enchanted family heirloom, then teaming up with his siblings to go back to the eve of their parents’ separation in hopes of changing the outcome. As their schemes become more elaborate, the siblings will learn about family bonds and what they can and can’t control. Fisher and Kinnear are playing the parents in search of reconciliation, with Easton Rocket Sweda (General Hospital), Shay Rudolph (The Baby-Sitters Club) and Mason Shea Joyce (Euphoria) portraying the siblings who just might be the only people who can make that happen.

Ross Butler (Shazam!) also stars in the film
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“Shining Vale” Season 2 – Horror-Comedy Series from Starz Gets Renewal

“Shining Vale” Season 2 – Horror-Comedy Series from Starz Gets Renewal
Shining Vale,” the brand new horror-comedy series from Starz starring Courteney Cox (Scream) has been renewed for Season 2, we’ve learned this morning. “Shining Vale” has been renewed for an eight-episode Season 2. The series stars Emmy Award® nominee Courteney Cox, Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets, […]

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Review: ‘Old Friends’, Including Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Bernadette Peters And Damian Lewis, Knock It Out Of The Park For Stephen Sondheim

Review: ‘Old Friends’, Including Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Bernadette Peters And Damian Lewis, Knock It Out Of The Park For Stephen Sondheim
Cameron Mackintosh, the London theatre owner and impresario, nixed the idea of having a host introduce artists performing at Tuesday’s one-night-only Old Friends tribute show honoring the legacy of musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim, who died in November at age 91.

“All you need are Steve’s words and music, and our cast. They speak, or rather sing, for themselves,“ Mackintosh explained to Deadline before the star-studded event began at London’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

Worked like a treat. Thirty minutes saved, because Old Friends wasn’t lumbered with a host.

In any case, no one needed to introduce actress Julia McKenzie when she walked onto the stage, for it was she who, with Mackintosh producing, was part of an ensemble that super-spread Sondheim in the West End over four decades ago with a revue entitled Side By Side by Sondheim.

She’s one of the composer and lyricist’s foremost interpreters.
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Exclusive Curtain-Raiser: Cameron Mackintosh, Judi Dench & ‘Old Friends’ Prepare To Celebrate Musical Genius Stephen Sondheim

Exclusive Curtain-Raiser: Cameron Mackintosh, Judi Dench & ‘Old Friends’ Prepare To Celebrate Musical Genius Stephen Sondheim
All eyes were on Judi Dench.

The legendary actress was seated stage right, performing one of Stephen Sondheim’s greatest hits. The sound of her voice, accompanied by a 25-piece orchestra led by Alfonso Casado Trigo, held a hushed audience in awe.

There was spontaneous applause. The great dame was led off stage. She reappeared moments later to perform the number again.

Goosebumps,” said Cameron Mackintosh, echoing the thoughts of those lucky enough to be gathered in the stalls of London’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre for several hours Monday, for a long day and night of technical technical rehearsal for Tuesday night’s celebration of Sondheim, a giant of theatre, who died last November at age 91.

Tuesday’s one-night-only show is called Old Friends, named after a number in the composer’s 1981 musical comedy Merrily We Roll Along. Mackintosh has been putting Old Friends together with Matthew Bourne and Maria Friedman staging,
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Marta Kauffman On Lack Of Shows About Older Americans: “I Think It Would Be Hard To Sell ‘Grace & Frankie’ Now”

Marta Kauffman On Lack Of Shows About Older Americans: “I Think It Would Be Hard To Sell ‘Grace & Frankie’ Now”
When Grace and Frankie drops for its seventh and final season April 29, fans will have to bid farewell to more than just good laughs about yam lubricant and hydraulic-assisted toilet seats. The comedy from Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris is one of the last remaining series that features golden agers who actually address golden age topics. For all the talk in Hollywood about inclusion, there remains an astonishing lack of shows that both cast — and provide authentic depictions of — older Americans.

Just one year ago, there were actually two such shows and they both streamed on NetflixGrace and Frankie, which follows two 80-something roomies whose husbands left them to marry each other, and The Kominsky Method, about a 70-something actor (Michael Douglas) whose close connection with his agent-pal Norman (Alan Arkin) was more relatable than most TV marriages. Kominsky, from the mind of the prolific Chuck Lorre, lasted
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Oscars Playback: Revisiting the 1998 ceremony when ‘Titanic’ was the king of the world

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Oscars Playback: Revisiting the 1998 ceremony when ‘Titanic’ was the king of the world
Welcome back to Oscars Playback, in which Gold Derby editors and Experts Christopher Rosen and Joyce Eng revisit Oscar ceremonies and winners of yesteryear. This week, we sink our teeth into the 70th Academy Awards in 1998, honoring the films of 1997.

After surviving Independents Day the year before (phew!), Hollywood was the king of the world again thanks to “Titanic” blowing everything out of the water and exceeding expectations when everyone thought it’d be an over-budgeted flop. The 14-time nominee took home 11 awards, tying “Ben-Hur” (1959) for the most wins, which would later be tied by “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003). It took down “As Good as It Gets,” “The Full Monty,” “Good Will Hunting” and “L.A. Confidential” for Best Picture.

See Oscars Playback: Revisiting the 1997 ceremony when ‘The English Patient’ ruled Independents Day

All five Best Picture nominees walked away a winner though with at least one victory somewhere.
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Hans Zimmer Wins His Second Career Original Score Oscar For ‘Dune’

Hans Zimmer Wins His Second Career Original Score Oscar For ‘Dune’
Updated with Zimmer’s tweets: Hans Zimmer won his second career Oscar tonight, Original Score for Denis Villeneuve’sDune.

This was Zimmer’s 12th nomination in the category and second win after The Lion King in 1995. He also has been nominated for Rain Man (1989), The Preacher’s Wife (1997), As Good as It Gets (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1999), The Thin Red Line (1999), Gladiator (2001), Sherlock Holmes (2010), Inception (2011), Interstellar (2015), and Dunkirk (2018).

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Presented by Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin, the Original Score Oscar was one of eight categories announced during the pre-show, which was taped in the hour before the telecast and will run at points during the show.

Zimmer is on tour and was not present to accept the award. But he tweeted his response from a hotel in Amsterdam (in a bathrobe) where he received a mini Oscar statuette. “It’s 2am in Amsterdam, and my daughter Zoë
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2022 Oscars: Best Original Score nominees are 1 past champ, 3 veterans and 1 rookie

2022 Oscars: Best Original Score nominees are 1 past champ, 3 veterans and 1 rookie
The films in the running for the 2022 Best Original Score Oscar are “Don’t Look Up,” “Dune,” “Encanto,” “Parallel Mothers,” and “The Power of the Dog.” Our current odds indicate that “Dune” (16/5) will take the prize, followed in order of likelihood by “The Power of the Dog” (19/5), “Encanto” (9/2), “Don’t Look Up” (9/2), and “Parallel Mothers” (9/2).

Four of this year’s five composers are previous nominees, with Hans Zimmer standing out from the rest with a dozen bids to his name, the first of which was for “Rain Man” (1989). He triumphed on his second outing for “The Lion King” (1995) and has since earned notices for “The Preacher’s Wife” (1997), “As Good as It Gets” (1998), “The Prince of Egypt” (1999), “The Thin Red Line” (1999), “Gladiator” (2001), “Sherlock Holmes” (2010), “Inception” (2011), “Interstellar” (2015), and “Dunkirk” (2018).

Alberto Iglesias’s bid for “Parallel Mothers” is his fourth in this category. He was first recognized for “The Constant Gardener” (2006) and then for “The Kite Runner
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Best Score Oscar: Will Hans Zimmer finally win trophy #2 for his ‘Dune’ masterpiece?

Best Score Oscar: Will Hans Zimmer finally win trophy #2 for his ‘Dune’ masterpiece?
“And the Oscar goes to …” A hushed pause permeates throughout the Dolby Theatre, followed by the familiar sounds of an envelope being eagerly torn open. A knowing smile, and the words “Hans Zimmer! ‘Dune!'” are called out, followed by raucous applause and a standing ovation. A joyous celebration overtakes the auditorium. The Oscar orchestra begins to play Zimmer’s triumphant “Herald of the Change” track from his “Dune” score, as the world-renowned composer bounds up on stage to accept his long overdue second Academy Award.

Doesn’t that sound like a memorable Oscar night moment? While it’s a shame that this year’s show has decided to cut eight categories from being presented live on stage during the broadcast, we will hopefully still see an edited reel of a jubilant Zimmer accepting the Oscar, capping off a successful run of precursor wins in the lead-up to the big night.
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Denzel Washington: How long is each of his Oscar-nominated performances?

Denzel Washington: How long is each of his Oscar-nominated performances?
In the 34 years since Denzel Washington first caught the attention of Oscar voters with his work in “Cry Freedom,” he has amassed a whopping total of nine acting nominations. This makes him one of the six most-recognized male performers in academy history alongside Paul Newman, Al Pacino, and Spencer Tracy and behind Jack Nicholson (12) and Laurence Olivier (10). With his 2022 Best Actor bid for “The Tragedy of Macbeth” factored in, his nine nominated performances add up to 11 hours, 26 minutes, and 45 seconds of screen time, which is the second highest male total behind Nicholson’s.

Having triumphed for his featured turn in “Glory” (1990) and his starring role in “Training Day” (2002), Washington is one of only six men who have conquered both male acting categories. He was preceded by Jack Lemmon, Robert De Niro, Nicholson, Gene Hackman, and Kevin Spacey. Nicholson later won a second Best Actor award for “As Good As It Gets
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Lee Bains Would Like It If You Sang Along to This Next One

Lee Bains Would Like It If You Sang Along to This Next One
In 2018, Lee Bains was at a Swedish university, where he’d been invited to speak about music and movement-building, when a student asked him a question he still thinks about to this day: Given Bains’ interest in social justice organizing, the student wanted to know if Bains ever wrote songs with the idea of people being able to sing along to them?

“Not really, to be honest,” Bains replied.

“The reason I ask,” Bains remembers the student saying, “Is that in the early 20th century Swedish labor movement, there would be songs adapted from hymns,
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Daniel Radcliffe To Star In Off Broadway Revival Of Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’

Daniel Radcliffe To Star In Off Broadway Revival Of Sondheim’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’
Daniel Radcliffe will tackle Stephen Sondheim next season in a new revival of the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along at the Off Broadway New York Theatre Workshop.

The revival, to be directed by Maria Friedman and choreographed by Tim Jackson, is planned for a late 2022 opening, with full cast and specific production dates to be announced later.

Radcliffe, who appeared on Broadway in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2011, will play Merrily‘s Charley, one of three longtime show business pals whose friendship is presented in reverse chronological order, from its sad dissolution to its hopeful beginning. Among the beloved Sondheim songs given to Charley are “Old Friends” and “Good Thing Going.”

The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by George Furth and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, will complete Nytw’s 2022/23 season.

Friedman made her
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in March 2022

Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in March 2022
With a new month upon us, that means Netflix is saying farewell to some favorite films in their library for the time being. And this month, there’s an unusual amount of good movies leaving Netflix. If you’re wondering what to watch before it’s gone, we’ve got a handy guide.

Fans of period dramas and family films, in particular, may find themselves with a lot to catch up on before it leaves Netflix. In the former category, films like “Howard’s End,” “Lawless,” “A River Runs Through It,” “Bright Star,” and “Braveheart” are all expiring in March.

But the Kids and Family section is taking a particularly big hit this month. Animated departures include “Kung Fu Panda,” “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2,” “Happy Feet Two,” a handful of “Pokemon!” movies and series, and meme culture favorite “Bee Movie.” There are also several live-action family classics leaving Netflix in March as well,
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‘SNL’ Promo: John Mulaney Returns To Find Some Old Friends Missing

‘SNL’ Promo: John Mulaney Returns To Find Some Old Friends Missing
John Mulaney will make his fifth appearance as host of Saturday Night Live this weekend, but can expect to find some changes since his last time in 2020.

No wolves, for starters.

Also appearing on the Feb. 26 installment of the NBC comedy series will be musical guest LCD Soundsystem.

Mulaney, a former SNL staff writer, has hosted the show four previous times: April 14, 2018; March 2, 2019; February 29, 2020; and October 31, 2020.

This week’s SNL is the first of three consecutive live episodes, with Oscar Isaac hosting on March 5 and Zoë Kravitz hosting on March 12.
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New on Netflix for March 2022

New on Netflix for March 2022
Netflix brings one of its biggest shows back to the streaming service in March with the return of “Bridgerton.” The second season of the 2021 Emmy Award nominee for Best Drama series debuts on March 25. But there are loads of other original shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2022 – including the Ryan Reynolds blockbuster “The Adam Project” – plus legacy titles such as “Shrek,” “Top Gun,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” and “Dunkirk.” Here’s everything coming to Netflix in March 2022 and what’s leaving the service in March as well.

What’s new on Netflix in March 2022

Coming soon

800 Meters

Tomorrow

March 1

The Guardians of Justice

Worst Roommate Ever

21

21 Bridges

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Battleship

Christine

Coach Carter

Due Date

Freddy vs. Jason

Gattaca

The Gift

Redemption

The Replacements

Richie RichThe Shawshank Redemption

Shooter

Shrek

Shrek 2

Sorry to Bother You

Starship Troopers

Texas Chainsaw 3D
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SAG Awards nominee profile: Reese Witherspoon (‘The Morning Show’) looking for 2nd victory after ‘Walk the Line’

SAG Awards nominee profile: Reese Witherspoon (‘The Morning Show’) looking for 2nd victory after ‘Walk the Line’
In 1998, past Screen Actors Guild Award winner Helen Hunt was honored by her acting peers a second time for the film “As Good As It Gets.” This made her the first woman to earn individual SAG Award prizes for both film and TV performances. She has since been followed by a dozen others, including both Patricia Arquette and Glenn Close in 2019. Now, 2006 Best Film Actress champ Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) is looking to become the 14th entrant on the list by prevailing for the drama series “The Morning Show.”

In this year’s drama actress race, Witherspoon faces her costar, Jennifer Aniston, as well as Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Sarah Snook (“Succession”). For only the second time in SAG Awards history, all five women are also included in the drama ensemble lineup, the final slot of which is filled by the cast of “Yellowstone.
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As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets
The fourth feature from writer-director-producer James L. Brooks focuses on a dysfunctional, obsessive-compulsive novelist in Greenwich Village (Jack Nicholson), the gay painter who lives next door (Greg Kinnear), and a waitress and single parent (Helen Hunt) who breaks through his crusty shell. Funny and painful, with top notch performances by all.

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Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz can upgrade to his-and-hers lead Oscars together

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz can upgrade to his-and-hers lead Oscars together
The couple that gets nominated together can do the same upgrade together. With their Best Actor and Best Actress Oscar bids for “Being the Ricardos” and “Parallel Mothers,” respectively, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz became the sixth married couple to score acting nominations in the same year, and since they’re both already winners in supporting, they can now join the elite circle of performers who’ve claimed both acting prizes.

Bardem, who won Best Supporting Actor for “No Country for Old Men” (2007), would be the seventh man to win lead and supporting Oscars — and the first since Denzel Washington accomplished it 20 years ago. Washington, of course, is one of Bardem’s rivals this year, nominated for “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Cruz, who collected the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” a year after her future hubby triumphed, would be the eighth woman to pull off the sweep.
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Sidney J. Furie

Sidney J. Furie
Director Sidney J. Furie discusses his favorite films he’s watched and re-watched during quarantine with hosts Josh Olson and Joe Dante.

Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode

Dr. Blood’s Coffin (1961)

The Ipcress File (1965) – Howard Rodman’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review

The Appaloosa (1966)

The Naked Runner (1967)

Lady Sings The Blues (1972)

The Entity (1982) – Luca Gaudagnino’s trailer commentary

The Boys in Company C (1978)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – John Landis’s trailer commentary, Dennis Cozzalio’s review

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The Apartment (1960) – Dan Ireland’s trailer commentary, Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

Twelve O’Clock High (1949)

A Place In The Sun (1951) – Glenn Erickson’s Blu-ray review

Out Of Africa (1985)

The Last Picture Show (1971) – Mark Pellington’s trailer commentary, Randy Fuller’s wine pairing

Annie Hall (1977)

The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

The Tender Bar
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SAG Awards nominee profile: Denzel Washington (‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’)

SAG Awards nominee profile: Denzel Washington (‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’)
From Kenneth Branagh to Anthony Hopkins, several men have earned notices from the Screen Actors Guild for tackling Shakespearean roles. However, for the first 27 years of SAG Awards history, there were no such examples in the Best Actor category. Now, 2017 lead champ Denzel Washington (“Fences”) has finally set that precedent by snagging a bid as the titular character in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” In doing so, he has also surpassed his own record for most nominations in this category with a three-decade-spanning total of six.

Washington’s challengers in the current Best Actor contest are Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Andrew Garfield, and Will Smith (“King Richard”). Although he has never contended as a lead, Bardem is the only other past winner in the group besides Washington, having scored ensemble and individual victories for his supporting turn in “No Country for Old Men” (2008). Cumberbatch,
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