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Dear Beyhive: Stop Whining. Beyonce Still Hasn't Earned Her Album Of The Year Grammy
Huffington Post - 4 days
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Rogue One’s trailers help reveal what might have been reshot
Yahoo News - 2 months
Remember that first teaser for Rogue One? It had a lot of cool shots in it: Jyn walking into the hanger bay on Yavin IV, her declaration that she rebels and that iconic shot of her in her Imperial disguise? None of those were in the final cut of the film. Spoilers ahead for Rogue One. A couple of months after that first trailer came out, word broke that Disney was bringing on Tony Gilroy (who wrote the films in Matt Damon’s Bourne series and directed Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy) was being brought on to help fix the film and redirect some new scenes. ...
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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in Movies
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933's Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. 1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, causing the already-divided town's racial tensions to boil over. Through it all, ...
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'Mania Days' Boasts Katie Holmes' Best Performance In Years
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lately, Katie Holmes' resume has languished in a sort of limbo. Supporting roles in already-forgotten tripe like "Jack and Jill" and "The Giver" belie the fact that Holmes' turns in "Go," "Wonder Boys" and "Pieces of April," for example, gave her film career one of the most promising starts of the early 2000s. Time has not been the kindest to Holmes' filmography since, but "Mania Days," which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month, signals the start of a fresh chapter for the 36-year-old actress. Homes plays Carla, a poet with bipolar disorder who struggles to cope with her condition and understand its power. Carla's mother (Christine Lahti) often doesn't know how to help her, and when Carla admits herself to a psychiatric hospital in order to review her records, the hospital decides to deny her initial release. Stuck there, she meets a fellow New Yorker, Marco (Luke Kirby), who is also afflicted with bipolar disorder and romanticizes the creativity that the con ...
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J.C. Chandor's Big Gamble On The Almost Wordless 'All Is Lost'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On the surface, the idea of building a 106-minute movie around a mostly silent man, played by Robert Redford, who's lost at sea seems risky. Or, as writer-director J.C. Chandor puts it, the idea of setting out to write a wordless movie is "not a very smart choice from a business perspective." Yet here's "All is Lost." Chandor's new film has received rave reviews on the film festival circuit (it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and bowed for U.S. audiences at the New York Film Festival this month), and is currently sporting a stellar 95-percent "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Redford, meanwhile, is being hailed as doing some of his best work in the last 20 years. In "All is Lost," Redford, now 77, plays an unnamed man who is stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean with limited supplies and a slowly sinking boat that was damaged after being hit by a stray shipping container. As mentioned, Redford is alone -- so there's little dialogue and, save for a brief opening scen ...
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Tilda Swinton Sleeps In Glass Box At Museum
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Ah, the wonders of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Van Gogh, Picasso, Tilda Swinton sleeping in a box... What's that? Yes, the eccentric 52-year-old actress, known for her roles in films such as "Michael Clayton" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin," surprised museum patrons Saturday by appearing in an exhibit called "The Maybe, in which, the New York Daily News reports, she "slept on an unadorned white pallet in a transparent display case." According to Gothamist, which has photos of the exhibit, the actress will be appearing sporadically all year. "Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum," a source told the site. "Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open." The MoMA said in a statement: “An integral part of The Maybe's incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance, no artist's statement released, no no museum sta ...
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Brit Marling Spent A Summer Eating From Dumpsters
Huffington Post - about 4 years
At a key moment in "The East," the film's protagonist, a corporate spy tasked with infiltrating an eco-terrorist cell, reaches into a wastebasket, pulls a half-eaten apple out of it and defiantly takes a bite. It's a strangely shocking act to witness on a movie screen -- and certainly more unexpected than, say, ripping one's shirt off or blowing someone away with an Uzi. But, as it turns out, Brit Marling -- who co-wrote the film and plays the corporate spy in question -- has plenty of real-life experience eating from trash receptacles. She and her co-writer and director on "The East," Zal Batmanglij, spent the summer of 2009 traveling around the country, spending as little as possible and getting much of their food from the dumpsters behind supermarkets. "We had been doing day jobs [in Los Angeles] and writing scripts at night or in the early morning, and then we were really fascinated by Buy Nothing days," Batmanglij, 31, told The Huffington Post in an interview t ...
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WATCH: Matt Damon Takes On John Krasinski In 'Promised Land'
Popeater - over 4 years
In August, Focus Features surprised many Oscar prognosticators by setting "Promised Land" for release on Dec. 28. The decision could make the new drama a major awards player, if only because of its pedigree: Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the screenplay (from a story by Dave Eggers) and Gus Van Sant directs. The first film co-written by Damon and a fellow actor that Van Sant directed was "Good Will Hunting." (The pair, along with Casey Affleck, also collaborated on "Gerry," but you can forget about that one for now.) For those still not convinced of "Promised Land's" Oscar bona fides, Focus has released a new trailer for the film that manages to both highlight the human drama and timeliness of its story. Damon stars as a natural gas company salesman who tries to convince the denizens of a rural town to sell their farms for the purposes of fracking. Some agree, but not Krasinski, playing a well-meaning farmer, nor Hal Holbrook's wizened town elder, a role that many are ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Back to the Future "No McFly ever amounted to anything in the history of Hill Valley!" Burnside Brewing Co. Barfly Readings by local writers and rare footage of Charles Bukowski precede a screening of Barfly, the 1987 flick written by Bukowski and starring Mickey Rourke as Bukowski's thinly-veiled alter ego, Henry Chinaski. For more info, see Books. Hollywood Theatre. Beasts of the Southern Wild I'll let you in on a secret: Writing negative reviews is pretty easy. Every doofy plot twist and bungled CG jumpkick pulls you out of the moviegoing experience, allowing you plenty of time to compose elaborately mean puns for your headline. It's harder to review a movie when it succeeds—and I mean really succeeds, in that it draws you in completely. The surreal, fantastic Beasts of the Southern Wild is that kind of movie: You may leave the theater conflicted and even confused, but you won't be thinkin ...
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'The Bourne Legacy' review: DOA
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'The Bourne Legacy' review: DOA Oh, and back at headquarters, well, they're beside themselves because all this (whatever this is) means they just might have to call off Blackbriar - or is it Alcom? (I think that's how it's spelled - in any case, it's top secret.) Edward Norton and Stacy Keach, as intelligence officials, have terse, meaning-filled conversations in which they exchange lingo and talk in code, and if most of it goes over your head, fine, it's supposed to. [...] one thing is clear. What would an action movie be without one of those? A scientist working at a top-secret facility locks all his colleagues into the office and starts shooting them, one by one. Once Weisz, who plays a scientist, and Renner team up, the movie finally takes on a rooting interest, but on the most primitive level: There are also some nice shots of Renner and Weisz in close-up that tell us how highly Gilroy regards these actors and reminds us that this was the writer-director ...
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Making 'Bourne' Without Matt Damon
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The initial meetings for "The Bourne Legacy" presented Tony Gilroy -- who who had written the screenplays for the first three Jason Bourne movies and would eventually write and direct this fourth installment -- with a unique problem. How does one go about making a fourth movie in a franchise without the guy who plays the title character (played memorably by the very famous Matt Damon)? Gilroy's solution: "The Bourne Legacy," a movie that does not feature Jason Bourne (though the characters sure do talk about him a lot), is not a prequel nor a sequel. Instead, "The Bourne Legacy" occurs concurrently with events that happen during "The Bourne Ultimatum." In "The Bourne Legacy," Jeremy Renner plays Aaron Cross -- a genetically enhanced super agent who survives the government purge of his program after it gets discontinued by Eric Byer (Edward Norton) in the wake of prior Jason Bourne adventures. Unfortunately, Cross' abilities -- cognitive and physical -- depend on a daily do ...
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Shots Fired Into Bolingbrook Home Leads To Arrest
Bolingbrook Patch - over 4 years
A Bolingbrook man has been charged for allegedly firing a gun into a home on Father’s Day. Michael Clanton, 19, 330 Homewood Drive, was arrested at about 4:20 a.m. Sunday and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and no FOID card, police said. Prior to his arrest, officers responded to Derbyshire Court for the report of shots fired. They were told a black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban was seen leaving the area. Upon arrival, police saw a bullet hole in the siding of a home and found a spent round lying on the floor in the bedroom. There was also one round located stuck in the siding of the garage, police said. A 40-year-old female and 32-year-old male were in the home at the time of the incident, police said. They were uninjured. A short time later, a patrol officer saw a vehicle matching the description driving down Falconridge Way. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle, which subsequently led to the recovery of a .25 caliber handgun and two magazines, ...
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A Who’s Who Guide to ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
The cast of 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' - including Bill Nighy (left) Dame Judi Dench (center), Dev Patel (6th left) and Celia Imrue (right) arriving for the UK premiere. (Yui Mok/AP Images) How many recognizable British stars, senior division, can you cram into one movie? The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel manages to feature more than a half dozen, and since most of these stars are getting on in years, better to praise them now rather than wait. The movie is a fun romp about a group of English geezers who move to a dilapidated hotel in Jaipur, India in hopes of living more cheaply in retirement. It opens today (Friday, May 4). Its impressive cast includes Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie. (As a bonus, Julie Christie puts in a brief appearance near the end.) At the opposite end of the age curve is Dev Patel, the young Anglo-Indian actor who became a star in Slumdog Millionaire. In Marigold Hotel, he plays an ambi ...
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Beyond The Trailers
Clash - almost 5 years
Apparently it was Spielberg’s 'Jaws' in the summer of 1975 that coerced cinema audiences to use the term ‘summer blockbuster’ and the rest, they say , is history. Year after year summer gets longer: nothing to do with fabulous weather but due to the release of a number of highly anticipated films . Here are the big ten to look out for. PROMETHEUS June 1st Originally conceived as the prequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien, through time and development it is now not directly connected to the Alien franchise. However Scott himself has said the film shares “strands of Alien’s DNA.” Yeah I know, what does that mean? Considering it was co-written by Damon Lindelof who co-created Lost, you know we are in for one hell of a ride. Here’s what we do know in very basic terms: it’s set in 2085 as we follow the crew of the spaceship Prometheus in search of the origins of humanity. Shrouded in secrecy, there are stories of cast members only being all ...
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New photos from The Bourne Legacy
Flickering Myth - almost 5 years
The Bourne Legacy is the latest film in the 'Bourne' continuity, where Jeremy Renner's (The Hurt Locker) character Aaron Cross is the new lead character (taking over from Matt Damon's protagonist in the first three films, Jason Bourne). Then shouldn't it be called The Cross Identity? An amalgamation of sequel, spin-off and reboot - much like Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus and the 'Alien' franchise - it's a way to carry on making money using the same ideas and formula. And that's not cynical; it's a trick nearly as old as narrative cinema, with all its Western serials and James Bonds. MTV have posted three new photos from the film, accompanied by some words from its director, Tony Gilroy, on how he'll approach the visual style... "Everybody in the world ripped us off. [That style] been done to death at this point. [The style is] on TV three nights a week, much less Bond and everything else. The worst thing that could have been done would be to just slavishly follow so ...
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The United Nations is a long way away from the Cold War
Foreign Policy - almost 5 years
After the latest demonstration of Syria thumbing its nose at the Annan plan, Walter Russell Mead decided to go on a rhetorical bender against the United Nations:  The reality is that the UN today is less prestigious and influential than it was in the 1940s and 1950s. There used to be a time when General Assembly votes actually meant something. Newspapers used to report its resolutions on the front page. And the Security Council, on those rare occasions during the Cold War when it could actually agree on something, was seen as laying down the basic principles along which an issue would be resolved. Now, this kind of rant is a rite of passage for a foreign policy pundit.  I mean, there's no way you make it into the Council on Foreign Relations -- or Twitter Fight Club -- without at least one good, solid bashing of UN fecklessness.  That said, Mead's rant has this whiff of ... well, let's say erroneous assertion about it. Hayes Brown fisks Mead's blog post thoroughl ...
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Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones - Brisbane Times
Google News - almost 5 years
Brisbane Times Photo: <a class="fplink fp-601807" href="/Michael+Clayton+1">Michael Clayton</a>-Jones Brisbane Times When a newspaper undergoes a redesign, as The Sun-Herald did this week, there is inevitable lament from readers. And so it came to pass on Sunday, particularly about the placement and format of the TV guide. ''If it ain't broke, don't fix it'' was the ... and more »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Clayton
  • 2011
    Age 28
    On September 3, 2011 Clayton was cut by the Giants
    More Details Hide Details On September 23, the Giants re-signed Clayton after placing Domenik Hixon on injured reserve. He became a free agent after the season. Clayton runs the Michael Clayton Generation Next Foundation, which is a non-profit organization aiding local charities around Tampa Bay and Baton Rouge; mainly the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile and the Tampa Bay Pediatric Cancer Center. Clayton holds the annual Michael Clayton Celebrity Hoops Jam, a celebrity basketball game, to raise money for the foundation. Clayton has been a pundit for Sky Sports' NFL coverage in the United Kingdom. Clayton now attends Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida and is finishing out his degree there.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    On November 23, 2010, Clayton signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants following injuries to Giants receivers Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden.
    More Details Hide Details The move also reunited Clayton with Giants quarterback Eli Manning with whom he shared a dorm during the NFL combine in 2004.
    Clayton joined the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on October 25, 2010.
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    The Bucs released Clayton on September 4, 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    After the 2008 season Clayton became a free agent, but re-signed with the Buccaneers to a new five-year deal.
    More Details Hide Details After signing the deal he made the famous "check is in the bank" quote.
    Clayton got to play in his first post-season contest on January 6, 2008 against the eventual Super Bowl-champion New York Giants.
    More Details Hide Details He caught 3 passes for 39 yards.
  • 2007
    Age 24
    He followed that overall performance with a forgettable 2007 season, although he did come on strong down the stretch.
    More Details Hide Details He made the most of his opportunities at the end, when the Buccaneers were resting many of their starters (which many analysts considered a mistake). He caught 22 passes during his 14-game season, 16 of those came in the last four contests and 10 coming in the last two. He also amassed 192 of his 301 yards in those four games.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    His touchdown, thrown by Bruce Gradkowski, came with seconds left and gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the go ahead lead for their first win of the 2006 season.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately, following an undisclosed injury, the Buccaneers placed him on injured reserve, ending his season with four games remaining.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Continuing his return to his 2004 form, he caught 6 passes for 55 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 15, 2006.
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    After a promising 2004 rookie campaign with Tampa Bay, where he led all NFL rookies and the Buccaneers with 80 receptions for 1193 yards, and his team with 7 touchdowns, Clayton had a relatively disappointing season in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details With knee surgery in the offseason and a season riddled with small mistakes on the field, he finished up with just 32 receptions for a total of 372 yards and no touchdowns. He was forced to sit out the final game of the regular season against the New Orleans Saints with a turf toe injury, and also sat out the Buccaneers playoff match up against the Washington Redskins. His second season was very disappointing and inconsistent. The start to the 2006 season showed that Clayton had returned to his healthy past of 2004. Clayton looked good with 3 receptions and 34 yards despite the Buccaneers offensive struggles on September 10 in a 27–0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
    Clayton was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 15th selection of the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
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  • 2003
    Age 20
    Clayton was initiated into the Nu Psi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in the Spring of 2003.
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  • 2000
    Age 17
    Clayton prepped at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge where he was one of the most sought after recruits in the nation his senior year. He played in the first ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30, 2000 alongside fellow LSU teammates Ben Wilkerson, Andrew Whitworth, and Marcus Spears.
    More Details Hide Details Michael also played basketball there. In 2008 he became the first inductee in the Christian Life Academy Hall of Fame. Clayton played college football at LSU where he was part of the NCAA champion LSU Tigers. During his three years with LSU, he caught 182 passes for 2,582 yards and 21 TDs for the Tigers, and ended his LSU career with the record for career TD receptions with 21. The record was later broken by Dwayne Bowe in a game against Tennessee on November 4, 2006. He finished second in school history in receptions with 182, just one shy of tying Wendell Davis's record of 183. He is ranked fourth in career receiving yards with 2,582 and seventh in career 100-yard games, and is the only player in LSU history to have at least 700 yards receiving in three straight seasons. Clayton is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
  • 1982
    Born on October 13, 1982.
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