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Brian De Palma’s 1983 saga of hoodlum Tony Montana is an exceptional remake that’s become a classic almost by default — it’s too strikingly original to ignore. De Palma did the Latin male stereotype no favors, while bringing attention to the outrageous drug trafficking aided by law enforcement and criminal banks in a shameful decade of excess. Al Pacino added a page to his catalog of great performances, and the careers of Michelle Pfeiffer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio were duly launched. De Palma gives this one ‘classical’ direction: he skips his former film school cinema games and homages to Hitch the Master.

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Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Robert Loggia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin, Pepe Serna, Victor Campos,
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Paul Giamatti movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sideways,’ ‘Cinderella Man,’ ‘American Splendor’

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Paul Giamatti movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Sideways,’ ‘Cinderella Man,’ ‘American Splendor’
On June 6, 2019, award winning actor Paul Giamatti will celebrate his 52nd birthday. He is currently about to finish up his fourth season on the hit Showtime series “Billions” but is even more well known for his film career.

A graduate of the Yale Drama School, Giamatti began his career on the New York stage. He has appeared on Broadway four times in productions from esteemed authors Tom Stoppard, David Hare, Anton Chekov and Eugene O’Neill but surprisingly his rise to fame would come from playing a character named “Pig Vomit” in the movie version of Howard Stern’s book “Private Parts.” Giamatti played the part of an NBC radio executive who constantly battles Stern over obscenity rules and is practically driven mad by his never-ending battles with Stern.

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Surprisingly he has only earned one Oscar nomination for his film work,
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Paul Giamatti movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Paul Giamatti movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On June 6, 2019, award winning actor Paul Giamatti will celebrate his 52nd birthday. He is currently about to finish up his fourth season on the hit Showtime series “Billions” but is even more well known for his film career.

A graduate of the Yale Drama School, Giamatti began his career on the New York stage. He has appeared on Broadway four times in productions from esteemed authors Tom Stoppard, David Hare, Anton Chekov and Eugene O’Neill but surprisingly his rise to fame would come from playing a character named “Pig Vomit” in the movie version of Howard Stern’s book “Private Parts.” Giamatti played the part of an NBC radio executive who constantly battles Stern over obscenity rules and is practically driven mad by his never-ending battles with Stern.

Surprisingly he has only earned one Oscar nomination for his film work, for his supporting role in the Ron Howard-directed boxing drama “Cinderella Man.
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William Hurt movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’

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William Hurt movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’
William Hurt celebrates his 69th birthday on March 20, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor has starred in a variety of movies over the last four decades, but how many of those titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

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Born in 1950, Hurt made his movie debut with a starring role in Ken Russell‘s psychedelic thriller “Altered States” (1980), quickly followed by Lawrence Kasdan‘s classic neo-noir “Body Heat” (1981). He won the Oscar as Best Actor just four years later for Hector Babenco‘s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), playing a transgender inmate at a South American prison who forms a bond with his cellmate (Raul Julia), a political prisoner. The role brought him additional prizes at BAFTA and the Cannes Film Festival.

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William Hurt movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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William Hurt movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
William Hurt celebrates his 69th birthday on March 20, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor has starred in a variety of movies over the last four decades, but how many of those titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1950, Hurt made his movie debut with a starring role in Ken Russell‘s psychedelic thriller “Altered States” (1980), quickly followed by Lawrence Kasdan‘s classic neo-noir “Body Heat” (1981). He won the Oscar as Best Actor just four years later for Hector Babenco‘s “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1985), playing a transgender inmate at a South American prison who forms a bond with his cellmate (Raul Julia), a political prisoner. The role brought him additional prizes at BAFTA and the Cannes Film Festival.

Hurt followed up his Oscar victory with two more consecutive Best Actor bids: first for Randa Haines
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Showtime Wants Wall Street Performance Coach’s Copyright Suit Against ‘Billions’ Creator Thrown Out – Update

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Showtime Wants Wall Street Performance Coach’s Copyright Suit Against ‘Billions’ Creator Thrown Out – Update
Updated, 7:22 Pm: Showtime has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it, Billions creator Andrew Ross Sorkin and others by a Wall Street performance coach who claims to be the inspiration for a key character on the drama series. Read the document here.

Denise Shull, who wrote the 2012 nonfiction book Market Mind Games, filed a copyright infringement suit in January claiming that the defendants “ripped off” the character of Dr. Wendy Rhoades, played by Maggie Siff. In its filing Friday in the Southern District of New York, the premium cabler claims a “total lack of similarity of protexted expression” between Shull’s book and Billions and argued therefore that the suit should be dismissed.

Read details of the case below.

Previously, January 7: A Wall Street performance coach who specializes in trading psychology is suing the creators of Billions, saying she was the uncredited and uncompensated inspiration for the character Dr.
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Age ain’t nothing but a number: Darren Criss is the youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor

Age ain’t nothing but a number: Darren Criss is the youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor
Darren Criss not only completed his awards sweep at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” but he’s now the youngest winner ever in the limited series/TV movie actor category.

Criss, who turns 32 on Feb. 5, is the first person to win the award in his 30s and is nine years younger than the former record holder, Gary Sinise, who was 40 at the time of his victory for “Truman” in 1996. Sinise won a second statuette two years later for “George Wallace” and is twice in the top five youngest champs of all time.

Like the corresponding Emmy and Golden Globe categories, older actors rule this SAG Awards winners roll call, but the former two groups have given their awards to younger men. Criss is the second youngest Emmy champ behind Anthony Murphy (“Tom Brown’s Schooldays”), who was 17 at the 1973 Emmys,
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Darren Criss aiming to be youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor

Darren Criss aiming to be youngest SAG Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor
Darren Criss became the second youngest person to win the Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Emmy for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” in September. He could be the third youngest to win the Golden Globe equivalent next month. And if he wins the corresponding Screen Actors Guild Award, he’d set a new benchmark as the category’s youngest winner ever.

Criss, who will be nine days shy of his 32nd birthday at the Jan. 27 ceremony, wouldn’t just break the record; he’d smash it. No one has won that category while in their 30s. The youngest champ is Gary Sinise, who was 40 when he prevailed for “Truman” at the second SAG Awards in 1996; he won a second one two years later for “George Wallace,” so he occupies two of the top four youngest spots. Reigning champ Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”), at 41 years and 149 days,
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FX’s "Fosse/Verdon" Sets Main Cast; Norbert Leo Butz, Margaret Qualley Join as Series Regulars

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FX has set the main cast for the eight-episode limited series “Fosse/Verdon,” Variety has learned.

The series is based on the biography “Fosse” written by Sam Wasson and tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams).

Norbert Leo Butz has been cast in the series regular role of Paddy Chayefsky, while Margaret Qually will appear in the series regular role of Ann Reinking.

In addition, the following people have been cast in recurring roles: Aya Cash as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry as Neil Simon, Susan Misner as Joan McCracken, Bianca Marroquin as Chita Rivera, Kelli Barrett as Liza Minnelli, Evan Handler as Hal Prince, Rick Holmes as Fred Weaver, Paul Reiser as Cy Feuer, Ethan Slater as Joel Grey, Byron Jennings as George Abbott, and Laura Osnes as Shirley MacLaine.

Butz is currently starring on Broadway in “My Fair Lady
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‘Fosse/Verdon’ FX Limited Series Rounds Out Cast; Norbert Leo Butz & Margaret Qualley Set As Series Regulars

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FX has rounded out the cast as production begins on Fosse/Verdon (new official title), its high-profile eight-episode limited drama series starring Oscar winner Sam Rockwell and Oscar nominee Michelle Williams in the title roles, from award-winning producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin Manuel-Miranda and Joel Fields, FX Television Studios and FX Productions. Production on the series is currently underway in New York City ahead of its spring 2019 premiere on FX.

Joining previously announced Rockwell and Williams as series regulars are Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Paddy Chayefsky and Margaret Qualley (Novitiate) as Ann Reinking. Additional recurring cast includes Evan Handler (The People v. O.J. Simpson) as Hal Prince; Aya Cash (You’re The Worst) as Joan Simon; Nate Corddry (For All Mankind) as Neil Simon; Susan Misner (Jack Ryan) as Joan McCracken; Bianca Marroquin (Chicago) as Chita Rivera; Kelli Barrett (The Punisher) as Liza Minnelli; Rick Holmes
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Taibbi: Chatting With Bernie Sanders About a Looming Financial Crisis

Taibbi: Chatting With Bernie Sanders About a Looming Financial Crisis
Ten years ago, George W. Bush signed into law the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as the Tarp bailout. The rescue forked over $700 billion of taxpayer money to bail out giant Wall Street banks that were already too big, and were about to get bigger.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-vt) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-ca) introduced new legislation on Tarp’s anniversary. It is aimed at the central, still-unaddressed issue of the last disaster: the ungovernable size of the country’s biggest banks.

Dubbed the “Too Big to Fail,
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Ten Years After the Crash, We’ve Learned Nothing

Ten years ago, on Saturday, September 13th, 2008, the world was about to end.

The New York Federal Reserve was a zoo. Imagine Nasa headquarters on the day a giant asteroid careens into the atmosphere. That was the New York Fed: all hands on deck, peak human panic.

The crowd included future Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, then-Treasury Secretary (and former Goldman Sachs CEO) Hank Paulson, the representatives of multiple regulatory offices, and the CEOs of virtually every major bank in New York, each toting armies of bean counters and bankers.

The asteroid metaphor fit.
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Why the TV Movie Emmy Category Needs Reinvention (Column)

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The television movie category at the Emmys, through the years, has honored such landmark projects as ABC’s “Brian’s Song,” NBC’s “Roe v. Wade,” as well as HBO’s “And the Band Played On,” “Wit” and “The Normal Heart.” It’s probably time that the category be retired.

This year’s category is historically weak. Several of the nominees fall short of the bar of Emmy-worthiness. And it follows two years in which episodes of TV series that snuck their way into the race — PBS’ “Sherlock” in 2016, Netflix’s “Black Mirror” in 2017 — claimed the top prize over insubstantial competition.

It wasn’t always this way. The last time the movie category fell away, it was due to the weakness of an entirely different field; the category merged with limited series at the 2011 Emmys thanks to a dearth of miniseries. But the limited-series form was only just beginning its
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Sun Valley Scene: All Eyes on Redstone vs. Moonves, Comcast vs. Disney as Mogul Conclave Begins

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Sun Valley, Idaho — The black and silver SUVs packed with CEOs started rolling in about noon. Allen & Co.’s annual gathering of media and tech titans at the Sun Valley Lodge resort here brings together several combatants in active industry battles that have observers transfixed.

Will Comcast’s Brian Roberts and Disney’s Bob Iger wind up talking in the halls about their escalating bidding war for Rupert Murdoch‘s 21st Century Fox? Will Shari Redstone and Leslie Moonves, now fighting each other in court over control of CBS Corp., meet on a resort pathway or in a conference session? Several conference attendees admitted privately that the corporate soap operas have been the buzz of the confab in the early going.

Redstone and Moonves arrived at the lodge within an hour or two of each other. The same was true for Roberts and Murdoch. Murdoch pulled in to the circular driveway with his wife,
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Emmys 2018: Will Michael Stuhlbarg be redeemed after Oscar snub with an Emmy bid for ‘The Looming Tower’?

Emmys 2018: Will Michael Stuhlbarg be redeemed after Oscar snub with an Emmy bid for ‘The Looming Tower’?
Will Michael Stuhlbarg earn his first career Emmy nomination for “The Looming Tower”? He co-stars in the Hulu limited series as Richard Clarke, the real life chief counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council in the years leading up to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This role follows an awards season in which the actor achieved the rare feat of appearing in three Best Picture nominees: “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Post” and the eventual winner “The Shape of Water.” But Stuhlbarg himself wasn’t nominated. Emmy voters may want to make it up to him.

It’s perhaps surprising that Stuhlbarg hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar yet given his roles in numerous Oscar contending films including “A Serious Man” (2009), “Hugo” (2011), “Lincoln” (2012), “Blue Jasmine” (2013) and “Arrival” (2016), in addition to his three nominated films from 2017. But you might say the same thing about the Emmys. Stuhlbarg spent four
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Curtis Hanson Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘L.A. Confidential’ Filmmaker Was 71

Curtis Hanson Dies: Oscar-Winning ‘L.A. Confidential’ Filmmaker Was 71
Curtis Hanson, who shared an Adapted Screenplay Oscar for L.A. Confidential and also helmed such films as Eminem starrer 8 Mile, Wonder Boys, The River Wild, In Her Shoes and HBO’s Too Big to Fail, died today of natural causes at his Hollywood Hills home. He was 71. Officer Tony Im of the LAPD confirmed the news to Deadline, saying police arrived at Hanson’s home at 4:50 Pm and that he was pronounced dead at the scene. The filmmaker had been in poor health for a…
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Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Arrives On November 26th

Are you ready? The incredible saga of high-school-chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin Walter White is coming to a finish tonight in the series finale (gulp) of AMC’s Breaking Bad.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a full batch on Nov. 26 when Breaking Bad: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the most explosive series to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features. Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), the critically acclaimed drama from Sony Pictures Television boasts one of television’s most radical storylines, giving viewers a glimpse into the life of how far a man might go in order to take care of the ones he loves.
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"Breaking Bad: The Complete Series" Comes To Blu-ray November 26

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Sony:

Culver City, Calif. (September 9, 2013) –

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment cooks up a full batch on Nov. 26 when Breaking Bad: The Complete Series comes to Blu-ray™ in its entirety. One of the most explosive series ever to air on television, the 16-disc set is this year’s must-have gift for the holiday season, complete with all 62 episodes and more than 55 hours of special features. Starring three-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series) alongside two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), the critically acclaimed drama from Sony Pictures Television boasts one of television’s most radical storylines, giving viewers a glimpse into the life of how far a man might go in order to take care of the ones he loves. “Bryan Cranston is still turning in a transformative, unimpeachable performance as Walt,
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Paul Giamatti to star in FX drama pilot 'Hoke,' based on Charles Willeford's novels

As TV continues to prove fertile land for film stars, another big one is making the jump to the small screen with Paul Giamatti taking the lead in a darkly comedic drama pilot at FX.

The cable network announced on Wednesday (Aug. 28) that it had ordered "Hoke" to pilot, with Giamatti as set as the lead. The series, based on Charles Willeford's series of novels ("Sideswipe," "New Hope for the Dead" and "The Way We Die Now"), is a story of mid-life crisis and murder that centers on the hard-boiled and possibly insane homicide detective Hoke Moseley (Giamatti) in pre-chic Miami circa 1985. Production will begin in Miami later this year.

"Hoke" comes from "Get Shorty" writer Scott Frank, and will be executive produced by Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") Carol Fenelon ("Too Big to Fail") Giamatti and his Touchy Feely Films producing partner Dan Carey.

"Like Elmore Leonard, Charles Willeford
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John Oliver: Did J.P. Morgan Just Get the Idea to go Into Sex Trafficking?

John Oliver: Did J.P. Morgan Just Get the Idea to go Into Sex Trafficking?
John Oliver thinks that J.P. Morgan and its "Too Big to Fail" ilk may have gotten the wrong idea from a Senate Banking Subcommittee hearing this week. Attorney Randall D. Guynn was attempting to justify the financial service industry's manipulation of commodity-hoarding laws by noting that people in ancient Mesopotamia used physical commodities like grain and salt as currency. That prompted Saule T. Omarova, associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina and an opponent of the financial gymnastics taking place, to note that just because banks had at one
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