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An Emmy victory for ‘The Kominsky Method’ would make Alan Arkin the 25th performer to complete the Triple Crown

An Emmy victory for ‘The Kominsky Method’ would make Alan Arkin the 25th performer to complete the Triple Crown
For the fifth year in a row, there could be new member of the Triple Crown of Acting club. Alan Arkin is just an Emmy short of the Triple Crown, but he may just get it in Best Comedy Supporting Actor for “The Kominsky Method.”

Arkin would be the 25th performer and 10th man to win the top three acting prizes — Oscar, Emmy and Tony — in the biz. The elite group has ballooned in recent years; this decade alone has seen the addition of six new faces. Christopher Plummer completed his set in 2012 with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for “Beginners.” Helen Mirren (Tony for “The Audience”) and Frances McDormand (Emmy for “Olive Kitteridge”) joined in 2015, followed by Jessica Lange in 2016 (Tony for “Long Day’s Journey into Night”), Viola Davis in 2017 (Oscar for “Fences”) and Glenda Jackson in 2018 (Tony for “Three Tall Women”).

Glenn Close would’ve been
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Emmy spotlight:  There’s an ongoing ‘Method’ to Chuck Lorre’s comic male madness with Netflix’s ‘Kominsky’

Emmy spotlight:  There’s an ongoing ‘Method’ to Chuck Lorre’s comic male madness with Netflix’s ‘Kominsky’
There were two reasons I was moved to turn on “The Kominsky Method,” about an acting teacher and his longtime agent, for the first time. Namely, Oscar owners Michael Douglas, 74, and Alan Arkin, 85. Their marvelous edgy rapport and mastery of their art kept me bingeing as their characters yearn for the old days while fighting the ravages of aging. It was similar to what happened when Jane Fonda, 81, and Lily Tomlin, 79, had me devouring “Grace & Frankie.” The fact that legendary stars of this caliber are streaming through the universe and onto screens of all shapes and sizes seems to be a small miracle. Don’t think that the makers of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” didn’t know they had to top the first season’s killer combo of Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon by reeling in the starriest catch of them all for its second season, Meryl Streep,
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Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’

Alan Arkin would complete his Triple Crown with an Emmy win for ‘The Kominsky Method’
While Glenn Close did not join the Triple Crown of Acting club as expected after her Oscar loss for “The Wife,” we may still get a new member for the fifth year in a row. Alan Arkin just needs an Emmy to go with his Oscar and Tony, and what do you know? He’s currently the favorite in our early odds to win Best Comedy Supporting Actor for “The Kominsky Method.”

Arkin, who received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for the Netflix series, would be the 25th performer to achieve the premier acting trifecta. Fifteen women and nine men have accomplished it, and Arkin would be the first man to do so since Christopher Plummer completed his sweep in 2012 with his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for “Beginners.”

See Golden Globe TV winners: ‘The Kominsky Method,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘Versace’ are big champs

Five women have since
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"Billions" Season 4 - New Footage

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Sneak Peek Season 4 of "Billions", the episodic New York City set legal drama starring Paul Giamatti ("The Pentagon Papers"), Damian Lewis ("Band of Brothers") and Maggie Siff  ("Sons of Anarchy"), returning March 17, 2019 on Showtime:

"...Giamatti plays 'Chuck Rhoades, Jr.', a ruthless 'Us Attorney' for the 'Southern District of New York' with a distaste for corrupt politicans who cover-up, obstruct and try to buy their way out of justice.

"Despite his significant power, Rhoades struggles not to be overshadowed by his wife 'Wendy' and rich father. 

"In private, he and his wife engage in 'Bdsm' role play, with Chuck as Wendy's 'slave', loosely based on Preet Bharara, the fired, former Us Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

"Lewis plays 'Bobby Axelrod', an ambitious billionaire manager of hedge fund 'Axe Capital' who worked his way up from humble beginnings. He was a survivor of the September 11 attacks
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The Post

Steven Spielberg’s excellent Pentagon Papers exposé thriller comes straight from the facts. If the project wasn’t begun in 2014 we’d think it was a direct response to today’s attacks on the news media. We’ll take it as that anyway. It’s a fine performing showcase for Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, and the direction creates exciting drama without a single car chase, assassination attempt or superhero.

The Post

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital

20th Fox

2017 / Color /1:85 widescreen / 116 min. / Street Date April 17, 2018 / 34.99

Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg.

Cinematography: Janusz Kaminsky

Film Editors: Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar

Original Music: John Williams

Written by Liz Hannah, Josh Singer

Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Imagine that — a new movie with almost no characters under thirty years of age.
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"Billions" Season 3

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Sneak Peek footage, plus images from Season 3 of the TV drama series "Billions", starring Paul Giamatti ("The Pentagon Papers") and Damian Lewis ("Band of Brothers"), premiering March 25, 2018 on Showtime:

"...the series follows the activities of a federal prosecutor of financial crimes and his legal battles with a 'hedge fund' manager. 

"Season 2, also incorporates cases involving 'Treasury' bond auction market manipulation..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Billions"...
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‘The Post’ Featurettes Look at Steven Spielberg’s Vision, Recreating the Washington Post Offices & More

‘The Post’ Featurettes Look at Steven Spielberg’s Vision, Recreating the Washington Post Offices & More
This weekend finally brings The Post to theaters everywhere after being in limited release in select theaters since just before Christmas. Critics and audiences in Los Angeles and New York have been ranting and raving about Steven Spielberg‘s historical drama about the publication of The Pentagon Papers, so 20th Century Fox has offered a closer […]

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‘The Post’: Director Steven Spielberg Turned His Journalism Thriller into a Film Production Metaphor

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‘The Post’: Director Steven Spielberg Turned His Journalism Thriller into a Film Production Metaphor
The convergence of the micro and macro worlds of politics and journalism in “The Post” most appealed to two-time Oscar-winning production designer Carter (“Lincoln,” “Avatar”). The entry point of Liz Hannah’s script was Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) finding her voice at 54 as the new publisher of The Washington Post with the landmark publication of “The Pentagon Papers” in 1971. Director Steven Spielberg added the social context of journalists having a vital voice in search of the truth with the help of Hannah and scribe Josh Singer (“Spotlight”).

“I think that when Liz grasped the idea of Kay’s rite of passage as a road map for the rest of her life beyond raising children that she was onto something that certainly was significant,” said Carter. “So then, for me, there’s the intimate side of Juliet and Romeo being the Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee [Tom Hanks] platonic love story, where their
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Review: The Post

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Plot: The Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) and executive editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) do battle with the Nixon White House when they opt to publish “The Pentagon Papers”, a damning, leaked history of the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. Review: The Post comes along at an ideal moment. In a time when many citizens are casting a... Read More...
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‘Intent To Destroy’ Clip: The Horrors Of The Death March [Exclusive]

When Terry George embarked on the filming of his Armenian genocide drama “The Promise” starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, following nearby with his own crew was director Joe Berlinger.

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Known for his documentaries such as the “Paradise Lost” trilogy and “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” the filmmaker used the production of “The Promise” to make “Intent To Destroy,” his own cinematic exploration of the tangled web of responsibility that has driven a century of denial by the Turkish government and its strategic allies.

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Trailer Watch: Meryl Streep Risks Everything to Expose Government Corruption in “The Post”

The Post

A trailer has landed for Meryl Streep-starrer “The Post,” and while the drama is set in 1971, the subject matter remains terrifyingly timely. The highly anticipated pic follows the White House’s desperate bid to conceal the truth, and a female leader who’s constantly underestimated and undermined — all-too-familiar terrain in 2017.

Based on a true story, “The Post” depicts the “unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents,” its official synopsis details. “The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and their very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.”

Working tirelessly to uncover highly classified documents that will rock the nation, Graham also has to deal with sexist doubts about her ability to lead. “People are concerned about having a woman in charge of the paper — that she doesn’t have the resolve to make the tough choices,” she’s told by the Post’s chairman (Bradley Whitford).

But she’s not in this fight alone. “To make this decision — to risk her fortune and the company that’s been her entire life, well, I think that’s brave,” says Tony Bradlee (Sarah Paulson), Ben’s sister-in-law.

While she’s warned that publishing The Pentagon Papers may result in a prison sentence and the dissolution of The Post, Graham persists. “If we don’t hold [the government] accountable, who will?” she asks.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The Post” will open in select cities December 22 with a wide release to follow January 12, 2018. Newcomer Liz Hannah and Josh Singer (“Spotlight”) penned the script. The former is attached to write a 9/11 Air Force One drama for MGM.

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Spielberg's The Post Trailer Teams Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep

Spielberg's The Post Trailer Teams Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep
Spielberg. Streep. Hanks. Need we say more. Even though he shot Ready Player One before it, Steven Spielberg's next movie is The Post. 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer, with the movie getting a limited release on December 22 to make it eligible for awards season. After playing in select Los Angeles and New York theaters, The Post will get a wide release on January 12.

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom
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‘The Post’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg Releases The Pentagon Papers

Even if audiences didn’t embrace “The Bfg,” any new movie from Steven Spielberg is an event, and his latest, “The Post,” is shaping up to be a major Oscar contender. America’s top newspapers are in the midst of a renaissance and “The Post” portrays the Washington Post during its golden era, just prior to Watergate, as the paper battled the federal government for the right to publish the Pentagon Papers, the collection leaked by Daniel Ellsberg which revealed the extent to which the government had lied about the Vietnam War.

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First Look at Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Spielberg's The Post

First Look at Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in Spielberg's The Post
20th Century Fox has released the first photo for The Post, featuring a small part of the immense ensemble cast, including Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Cross, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford and Carrie Coon. With the debut of this new image, the first trailer could be just around the corner for this biopic that could very well be one of the top Oscar contenders this year, with an all-star cast and a plot based on the incredible true story of the Pentagon Papers, the largest leak of confidential material in U.S. history, which spanned decades.

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Meryl Streep plays Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, who teamed up with her volatile editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) to support The New York Times in
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Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Movie Begins Filming

Slashfilm is reporting that filming is underway for Steven Spielberg's latest, titled The Papers. Centering around the release of the Pentagon Papers to newspapers from military contractor Daniel Ellsberg, the film focuses around the fight that Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who will be played by Tom Hanks, and Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, who will be played by Meryl Streep, had with the Nixon Administration in order to release the papers to the public.

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Washington Post News Meeting with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in attendance.

The story itself was a fascinating time in our history. The Pentagon Papers showed explicitly that the Johnson Administration had lied, and lied often, in regards to details surrounding the Vietnam War. At the time of their release, President Nixon could have easily let the papers hit the public. The papers could have been used to lambast Democrats at the time,
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Steven Spielberg Brings Together an Impressive Cast For His Political Thriller The Papers

Steven Spielberg’s political thriller The Papers, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, has quite an impressive cast. Variety recently reported that Spielberg has added the talents of Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys and Bradley Whitford to an already stunning cast. Also joining the cast are Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

The film tells the true story of the Washington Post’s decision to publish the classified Pentagon Papers in 1971. The report goes on to say:

The Pentagon Papers made headlines prior to publication when the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.Together, the two formed an unlikely team, as they were forced to come together and make the bold decision to support The New York Times and fight the Nixon Adminstration’s unprecedented
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Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk and more join Spielberg’s ‘The Papers’

American Crime Story‘s Sarah Paulson and Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk have joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s The Papers, so reports Variety. The film will be lead by Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and will go into production soon for a release this very year.

Bradley Whitford, Alison Brie, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods have also joined the cast of the feature, which is said to be released before the end of the year in order to qualify for awards season.

The film was previously titled ‘The Post’, and revolves around the The Pentagon Papers that made headlines prior to publication when the Washington’s Post’s editor Ben Bradlee (to be played by Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Streep) challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.

The film is heading
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Tom Hanks to star in News of the World

According to Deadline, Fox 2000 has tapped Lion screenwriter Luke Davies to adapt Paulette Jiles’ novel News of the World as a star vehicle for Tom Hanks, who is producing alongside Gary Goetzman and Gail Mutrux (The Danish Girl).

News of the World takes place in 1870 and revolves “around a road trip through the untamed West taken by unlikely traveling partners. On the one hand is Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a Texan who travels from town to town to read the news to locals who would otherwise not know what is going on in the world. While Kidd is sparked up by spreading the word of the passage of the 15th Amendment that gave voting rights to all men, he agrees to escort a 10-year-old white girl to her aunt and uncle in San Antonio after she was rescued from the Kiowa Indian tribe that kidnapped her and killed her family four years earlier.
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Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director

Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director
We all know that Steven Spielberg floats at the top of the Hollywood food chain. He’s Hollywood’s most reliable director brand, and can get movies made that would never get a greenlight anywhere else — like Oscar-winning historical drama “Lincoln.” His next move? A high-profile Pentagon Papers film rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep that Variety reports will open on December 22, and will inevitably be an Oscar contender.

How does he keep his enviable status, even at age 70?

1. Steven does what Steven wants.

Spielberg is a moving target, even for those at Amblin Entertainment who work closely with him every day. While he’s worth some $3 billion and likes to make money, his directing choices are driven by a complicated set of variables. He seeks to avoid any risk of failure. It all depends on where his confidence — and artistic drive — takes him. Is he ready to
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Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director

Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director
We all know that Steven Spielberg floats at the top of the Hollywood food chain. He’s Hollywood’s most reliable director brand, and can get movies made that would never get a greenlight anywhere else — like Oscar-winning historical drama “Lincoln.”

How does he keep his enviable status, even at age 70?

1. Steven does what Steven wants.

Spielberg is a moving target, even for those at Amblin Entertainment who work closely with him every day. While he’s worth some $3 billion and likes to make money, his directing choices are driven by a complicated set of variables. He seeks to avoid any risk of failure. It all depends on where his confidence — and artistic drive — takes him. Is he ready to direct a commercial sequel (Disney’s “Indiana Jones 5” brings back Harrison Ford for one last bout in the title role for 2019) or a tentpole packed with innovative VFX (Warner Bros.
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