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Netflix Cancels 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Red Carpet at L.A.'s AFI Fest Amid Fires

Netflix Cancels 'Ballad of Buster Scruggs' Red Carpet at L.A.'s AFI Fest Amid Fires
Netflix on Sunday said it was canceling the red carpet portion of its premiere for the Coen brothers' new movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs amid the fires raging through California.

The screening of the film was set to take place as planned Sunday night at AFI Fest, which said it supported Netflix in its decision.

"Our hearts are with the victims and families of the Borderline shooting and of the California wildfires," Netflix said in a statement. "In light of the tragedies this week, we will be cancelling tonight's AFI Fest red carpet coverage for The ...
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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90

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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
Douglas Rain, who voiced the soft-spoken Hal 9000 robot that went rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90.

The Stratford Festival, which Rain, who was a dedicated Shakespearean actor, co-founded in 1952, said that Rain had died of natural causes in Stratford, Ont. in Canada.

The festival said Rain performed at the festival for more than 45 years.

“Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” the festival’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino, said in a press release Sunday, according to CTV.

“Douglas Rain was that rare artist: an actor deeply admired by other actors.”

Rain was born in Winnipeg, Man. in 1928, studied at the Old Vic in London, and performed at theaters and festival across Canada. He received a Tony nomination in 1972 for his role in Robert Bolt’s production of “Vivat! Vivat! Regina!”

All of Rain’s
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Amy Adams on Her Teen Years: ‘I Was in a Position Where I Might Become at Risk’

Amy Adams on Her Teen Years: ‘I Was in a Position Where I Might Become at Risk’
“I don’t talk about it a lot…but when I was a young teen, I was in a position where I might become at risk,” Amy Adams said in her acceptance speech while receiving the Giving Tree Award at the Baby2Baby gala Saturday night, held at 3Labs in Culver City.

“You never know when an act of generosity will create a moment of great change, because I myself have been a recipient of so much generosity,” the “American Hustle” actress said, crediting “a community of individuals” and “the generosity of strangers” with helping her get to where she is today.

In a single night, the star-studded gala raised a record breaking $4.3 million in donations — enough to fund a year’s worth of efforts by the non-profit, run solely by mothers, to provide diapers, clothing and basic necessities to children in need.

Celebrity moms were out in force at Saturday’s event,
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‘The Mandalorian’ May Have Recruited ‘Rocky’ Star Carl Weathers for a Role

Right now, production is underway on the first live-action Star Wars series that will be coming to the Disney+ streaming service next year. The series is called The Mandalorian, and while we have a plot synopsis and details on who will be directing all of the episodes in the show’s inaugural season, somehow Disney and […]

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‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Voices A Pokémon In This Crazy Live-Action Film

The problem with Ryan Reynolds voicing the titular character in the upcoming “Detective Pikachu” film is that it’s hard to hear anything other than Deadpool when the cute little Pokémon opens its mouth. If you, like myself, can’t possibly stop imagining Deadpool as the voice of Pikachu in the film, then the latest ‘Pokémon’ spin-off has an added layer of weird. And considering all that’s going on in this film, that’s saying something.

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‘Detective Pikachu’ First Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Is Now the Voice of the World’s Most Beloved Pokémon

‘Detective Pikachu’ First Trailer: Ryan Reynolds Is Now the Voice of the World’s Most Beloved Pokémon
Ryan Reynolds is taking a break from the mega-successful “Deadpool” movies to bring the hugely popular “Pokémon” franchise to big screen for the first time in the live-action format. The actor is the voice of Pikachu in the upcoming “Detective Pikachu,” and Warner Bros. has debuted the first footage from the film via a ridiculously cute official trailer.

“Detective Pikachu” stars “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” star Justice Smith as 21-year-old Tim Goodman, the son of a missing detective. Tim discovers he can communicate with Pikachu, and the two team up to investigate the mystery of Tim’s father’s disappearance.

Per the official synopsis, “Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence
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First Look at Guest Rooms in Universal Orlando’s Insanely Affordable Endless Summer Resort

While the holidays are approaching and the last thing you may be thinking of is a summer vacation, the folks at Universal Orlando are ready to start teasing the brand new hotel opening next year. The Endless Summer Resort is Universal’s seventh hotel, but it marks a groundbreaking move as rates for these rooms start at less than $100 a night. When you consider the hotel comes with many of the amenities afforded guests at Universal’s more luxurious resorts like early park access and, crucially, free transportation to and from the park, that’s one heck of a …
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Mickey: The True Original Exhibition Celebrates 90 Years of the Head Mouse in Charge

Walt said it best: it was all started by a mouse. Disney is celebrating their most iconic character in an interactive way, with an 16K square-foot exhibition in NYC called Mickey: The True Original Exhibition that’s a fun commemoration of Mickey’s influence on art and pop culture. Darren Romanelli, curator & creative director of the exhibition, was […]

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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’: Get to Know the Coen Brothers’ Newest Batch of Misanthropic Adventurers

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‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’: Get to Know the Coen Brothers’ Newest Batch of Misanthropic Adventurers
Over the course of their three-and-a-half decade career, filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have created some of cinema’s most iconic and indelible characters, from Barton Fink to Marge Gunderson to Anton Chigurh to, of course, The Dude.

Now, with their new Netflix Western anthology “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” the Coen Brothers bring us six tall tales from the American Frontier and populate them with one unforgettable character after another. “Buster” is a rich, dark, often violent series of rollicking adventures in a genre the Coens are no stranger to, having gone west before with “True Grit” and “No Country for Old Men.”

Here’s a dossier on some of the outlaws, wanderers and vagabonds you’ll be meeting when “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” moseys onto Netflix November 16.

Name: Buster Scruggs

Most Resembles: Tim Blake Nelson

Chapter: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Description: Don’t let his white
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Netflix’s Technological Demands For ‘Roma’ Release Is Preventing Small Theaters From Screening The Film

Film fans rejoiced when it was announced that Netflix had agreed to release Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” in an exclusive theatrical run before the film hits the streaming service in mid-December. No matter what the film’s subject matter is, Cuaron has made a name for himself for not only making incredible films, but films that deserve to be seen on the biggest possible screen with the best possible sound.

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Mexican Revolution: Paula Amor

Los Cabos, Mexico — Paula Amor, the former head of communications of Mexico’s Morelia Festival, now has one of the most exciting jobs in Mexico, running La Corriente del Golfo, the new film-tv production shingle launched by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna in April.

An inevitable major production force, it also marks a pivot in a film-tv company’s range and focus of operations.

At Canana, Luna and García Bernal leveraged their fame as actors to ensure movies got made at a budgetary level which their directors required. Think Pablo Larraín’s “No.” García Bernal once remarked that launching Ambulante, the touring documentary festival, was one of his proudest achievements. They have now applied this leverage in a different sphere with the launch of The Day After.

“The idea is to provide a based for their projects in film, TV, theater, projects with a social impact,” she explained to
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John Lasseter Looking for a New Hollywood Job, Has Expressed Interest in Podcasting

John Lasseter Looking for a New Hollywood Job, Has Expressed Interest in Podcasting
It’s been nearly a year since John Lasseter announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from Pixar Animation as a way of getting ahead of any complaints about possible sexual misconduct. In reports that followed, Lasseter was accused by several Pixar employees of “grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes.” Since […]

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‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Nearly Went Straight to DVD; Instead It Won Best Picture

As much as pundits like to think they can guess what’s going to happen, the Oscars can oftentimes be quite unpredictable. There have been a number of shockers over the last few decades, but one in particular is a true Cinderella story: Slumdog Millionaire. Filmmaker Danny Boyle’s 2008 drama is set entirely in India, made up of a largely unknown cast, and nearly a third of the film is in Hindi. On paper, it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. almost skipped a theatrical release entirely, opting instead for a …
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Los Cabos: Jaiziel Hernandez on One From the Heart: ‘Days of Winter’

Los Cabos, Mexico — “Days of Winter” (“Días de invierno”) begins with 22-year-old Nestor slumbering on a bus returning from his night-shift at a restaurant in a wane dawn. When he gets off the bus, in full plain daylight, the mountain rear behind him, like the Alps or Rockies.

Several scenes later, Nestor and his mother Lalia go to the family home a swish log cabin near the top of a pine-first peak with an extraordinary vision of the sierra opposite, dropping 4,000 feet of near sheer scarp slope to the valley between.

Shot on a micro-budget, “Días de invierno,” a Los Cabos Work in Progress, marks the feature debut of Jaiziel Hernández. Turning on 22-year-old Nestor, it asks what ties Mexicans to Mexico. Its answers are quite simple: An identity with place, and family. Variety chatted to Hernandez during this year’s 7th Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival:

Would you describe
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Ennio Morricone denies calling Quentin Tarantino a 'cretin'

The composer, whose score for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight won an Oscar, says ‘I certainly do not consider his films garbage’

Celebrated film score composer Ennio Morricone has denied calling Quentin Tarantino a “cretin” and threatened to sue Playboy for publishing an interview that contained the alleged comments.

In a statement released on Sunday, Morricone said: “This is totally false … I have not given an interview to Playboy Germany and even more, I have never called Tarantino a cretin and certainly do not consider his films garbage.”
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Now Ennio Morricone Reportedly Denies Even Meeting With Journalist About Quentin Tarantino Interview

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the drama between legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, and Playboy Germany. The situation began when Playboy Germany released an interview with Morricone, where the composer called Tarantino a “cretin” and continued to criticize the filmmaker in a similar fashion to what he’s done in the past. However, these comments were later refuted by Morricone, who released a statement denying making the disparaging remarks.

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New ‘Bumblebee’ Poster Rolls Out

Paramount Pictures has rolled out a new Bumblebee poster for the upcoming Transformers spinoff. The film is set in the 1980s and effectively serves as a prequel to Michael Bay’s pentalogy of Transformers movies that grew bigger and louder (and dumber) with each successive entry. Bumblebee goes the other direction, as Laika president and CEO and Kubo and the Two Strings filmmaker Travis Knight makes his live-action directorial debut on the film, which boasts a smaller budget and more intimate storyline. Indeed, as the title suggests this film focuses just on Bumblebee, as the character befriends a teenager (…
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‘Toy Story 4’ Teaser Trailer Spotlights New Character

Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and crew are back in the first teaser trailer for Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4.”

The footage released Monday also featured Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Rex the Dinosaur, Hamm the Piggy Bank, and Slinky the Dog as the characters held hands as Judy Collins’ cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” plays. There’s no dialogue, that is, until a slightly bizarre new character — ananthropomorphic spork named Forky — enters the scene.

Voiced by Tony Hale, Forky yells, “I don’t belong here!” and tries to leave, which causes the other characters to topple over each other. The new movie sees Woody’s owner Bonnie adding Forky, a reluctant new toy (who is actually a spork-turned-craft-project) to her room.

The voice cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Joan Cusack as Jessie, and Don Rickles and Estelle Harris as the Potato Heads.
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Cara Buono on ‘The Romanoffs’, Reuniting with Matthew Weiner, and ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

From creator/writer/director/executive producer Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), the Amazon Prime series The Romanoffs is set in seven countries around the globe and tells a different story in each of its eight episodes, all about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. In Episode 5 – called “Bright and High Circle” and starring Diane Lane, Ron Livingston, Andrew Rannells, Cara Buono and Nicole Ari Parker – a trusted friend under suspicion tests the loyalties of a community in which a rumor starts to get out of control. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with …
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Happy Holidays, Satan! ‘Sabrina’ Christmas Episode Coming to Netflix, Along With Other Holiday Specials

If you need more Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in your life, Netflix has an early holiday present for you. A Sabrina Christmas episode will be streaming next month, along with a sleigh-full of holiday-based entertainment. The Sabrina special, titled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale, will focus around the Church of Night’s celebration of the Winter Solstice, which means you […]

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