LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Lithgow joined the growing list of actors who have taken on the role of President Donald Trump, portraying the world leader in a live reading of former special counsel...
Amazon buys ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ at Sundance for $14M
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.
Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.
The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-something who decides to start getting her life together and train for a marathon.
Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film ‘The Report’
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report."
Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film.
"The Report" stars Adam Driver as senate staffer Daniel Jones, who investigates the CIA's detention and interrogation program.
Brie Larson packs punch in ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brie Larson packs a punch in the first female-led "Captain Marvel" film.
Marvel Studios unveiled the second trailer for the upcoming superhero film during "Monday Night Football." And it wasn't long before Larson's Carol Danvers' character brings some hurt.
Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.
The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, set to screen at the annual festival this January in Park City, Utah.
Annette Bening was taken to hospital after being bitten by a tick.
The 59-year-old actress now thinks she "overreacted" with her insistence on medical help after the arachnid sank its teeth into her while shooting 'The Seagull' but was worried about the prospect of contracting Lyme disease.
Annette Bening and Adam Driver are in talks to star in CIA drama 'The Torture Report'.
The 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' actress and the 'Star Wars' actor, along with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Morrison, are in negotiations with 'Contagion' writer Scott Z. Burns, who is working on the movie, which examines tactics and ethics in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Oldman, Benning, Janney grace BAFTA carpet
Review: Bening plays fading actress in ‘Film Stars’
Annette Bening is Oscar winner Gloria Grahame in bittersweet story of actress' later years
Annette Bening is black-and-white film actress Gloria Grahame in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," a bittersweet romance about fading fame and what happens when the limelight is switched off.
Annette Bening, Jamie Bell get steamy in ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’: Review
Annette Bening, Jamie Bell get steamy in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool': Review
"Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" tells the story of the last years of glamour star Gloria Grahame, a worthy subject; but the movie faces two challenges that are very hard to get around.
The first is that a good third or more of the movie depicts Grahame in 1981, when she was dying, and sickness has a way of making everyone the same.
‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘Three Billboards’ among AARP nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" hasn't been mentioned much in this year's awards season, but it's among the nominees for AARP The Magazine's 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards.
Oscar contenders are also in the mix. Besides "The Last Jedi," nominees for best film include "Get Out," ''Lady Bird," ''The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
List of nominees for 2018 British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Nominations in the main categories for the British Academy Film Awards, announced Tuesday:
Best film: "The Shape of Water"; "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"; "Darkest Hour"; "Dunkirk"; "Call Me By Your Name"
Outstanding British film: "Darkest Hour"; "The Death of Stalin"; "God's Own Country"; "Lady Macbeth"; "Paddington 2"; "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Review: Annette Bening plays Gloria Grahame in ‘Film Stars’
Annette Bening gives Gloria Grahame a nobility rarely shown to faded Hollywood actresses in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," a tender if generic portrait of aged glamour.
Bening: ‘It took me a long time to feel comfortable doing movies’
Bening hopes for greater female empowerment
Jamie Bell prefers playing the "funny sidekick" on screen rather than be the leading man.
The 31-year-old actor is currently starring as real life actor Peter Turner alongside Hollywood legend Annette Bening as actress Gloria Grahame in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool'.
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Love is all around for cast of ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’
Annette Bening felt "safe" shooting intense age gap romance 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' with Jamie Bell
The 59-year-old Academy Award nominee stars as real life actress Gloria Grahame who meets the unknown actor Peter Turner (Bell) in 1978 and the two start a vibrant love affair despite their age difference, and Bening admitted she loved working with the 'Billy Elliot' actor because he was a very supportive co-star.
ShowBiz Minute: Delevingne, Weinstein, Gucci
Bening, Lovato, Robbie, Bell, more, talk Weinstein
Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller "The Shape of Water" took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen.
Del Toro was named winner of the Golden Lion by a jury headed by U.S. actress Annette Bening, beating contenders including George Clooney's "Suburbicon" and Alexander Payne's "Downsizing."
Damon brings glamour to Venice
Damon’s ‘Downsizing’ opens Venice
Bening at Venice: Still a long way to go to movie equality
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Female directors should fight film-industry sexism by making movies that appeal to as wide an audience as possible, Venice Film Festival jury president Annette Bening said Wednesday, the first day of a festival that has been criticized for a lack of female voices.
Morgan Freeman’s life advice
Back to the ’70s with Annette Bening
Annette Bening is "super proud" of her transgender son.
The '20th Century Women' actress - who has Stephen Ira, 25, Benjamin, 22, Isabel, 20, and Ella, 16, with husband Warren Beatty - doesn't like to speak on behalf of her oldest child, but is impressed with the way he leads his life.
This year’s slate of Oscar contenders is stronger than usual, but it’s hard to understand how Amy Adams was left off the list of best actress nominees.
“Arrival” received eight well-deserved nominations, including one for best picture, but the performer who had to carry most of the science-fiction drama on her back failed to make the cut.
Oscars toast Gibson, not Bening, Adams, and more surprises
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes the biggest surprise on Oscar nomination morning is when there's no surprise at all. This year many of the exclusions just came down to the fact that some of the categories, like best actress, were too competitive. And no matter how deserving, there were always be a few who have been in the conversation from the start who miss the final cut.
A few notable Oscar nominations, or lack thereof, that will have people talking.
Yet another offbeat, indie coming-of-age film, “20th Century Women” tells the story of Jamie Fields (talented newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann), a young man born in 1964 Santa Barbara, Calif., who is raised in the ’70s by three women. These include his eccentric, chain-smoking, Birkenstock-shod mother, Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), who “lived in the Depression,” taught pilots in World War II and was a designer for the American Can Co. in the 1950s and ’60s.
Emma Stone dedicates ‘La La Land’ win to fellow dreamers
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Like the aspiring actress she plays in the ebullient musical "La La Land," Emma Stone on Sunday dedicated her first ever Golden Globe Award to the dreamers and creatives who've ever been shut down.
‘Loving,’ ‘La La Land’ top AARP Movies for Grownups honors
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The AARP says that "Loving" is the best film of the year.
The drama is based on a couple's real-life 1960s battle to fight a Virginia law barring interracial marriage. It stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
In AARP's Movies for Grownups honors announced Wednesday, the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone romance "La La Land" captured the best comedy-musical award.
Kidman pays tribute to father at Palm Springs
In ’20th Century Women,′ Bening found freedom in the unknown
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In 1979, Annette Bening was 21-years-old. A year earlier she had moved from San Diego to San Francisco to study classical drama. She remembers it as a time of tremendous change and uncertainty and the big moments like the day Harvey Milk and George Mascone were killed, but, for the most part her head was in Chekov and Shakespeare and Shaw and Arthur Miller.
Review: Bening shines as a ’70s mom, trying to figure it out
Way too many films out there are heavy on plot and exposition, light on atmosphere and character development. It's safe to say "20th Century Women" isn't one of them.
Indeed, this new film from Mike Mills, a loving nod to the director's own 1970s California youth, is precisely the opposite: a thoughtful and detailed evocation of an era and especially of one complicated character, with little story to speak of.
With ‘Rules,’ Collins takes a Hollywood walk of fame
LOS ANGELES — For Lily Collins, who stars in “Rules Don’t Apply” opposite legendary Hollywood icon Warren Beatty and a host of famous faces, what was cooler — being there for this once-in-a-lifetime happening or the movie itself?
“They’re both really exciting, to be honest with you, but I think it was more me taking it in as Lily, being on a set with everybody,” she answered.
Movie review: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ is a frantic messBy Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service (TNS)What better way to round out the month of November 2016 than with a hectic, over-stuffed biopic about an eccentric billionaire despot who uses his inherited wealth to make a giant mess of things in both the entertainment industry and federal government? Truly, there’s a deep sense of irony in the release date of Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes film, “Rules Don’t Apply.” And yet, it would still be a stinker...
What if a widower president (Andrew Shepherd, played by Michael Douglas) fell for a lobbyist? What if she were played by Annette Bening? That’s the plot of “The American President,” a political romance scripted by Sorkin. Watch it now and “The American President” looks like a preview of “The West Wing.” You’ll even see some favorites from that show, including Sheen as the adviser who’d be played by John Spencer four years later.