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Clint Eastwood’s 5 Worst and 5 Best Movies as a Director, From ‘The Rookie’ to ‘Unforgiven’ (Photos)

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Clint Eastwood’s 5 Worst and 5 Best Movies as a Director, From ‘The Rookie’ to ‘Unforgiven’ (Photos)
[To clarify, in the best five, it’s Unforgiven as Clint Eastwood‘s best (making Bronco Billy fifth best), and on the worst list, it’s The Rookie as the worst (making Jersey Boys fifth worst)]

The Best

Unforgiven” (1992): Clint Eastwood held on to screenwriter David Webb Peoples’ revisionist western until the time was right, and the result was an Oscar-bestowed turning point. Evocatively, suspensefully detailing a desperate widower’s reckoning with his savage past, it tracked powerfully as both a pungent deflating of merrily violent western myths and a scarily tense depiction of how, as Eastwood’s killer tells a scared young man, “We all have it comin,” kid.” By the end, each gunshot is Eastwood mercy-killing a genre he loves, and knocking us to our senses about bloody movie justice.

Million Dollar Baby” (2004): A poor young female boxer (Hilary Swank) wants to fight. The trainer (Eastwood) reluctantly trains. Punches await, small, and huge. An unabashedly rich-in-feeling movie about toughness,
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Bo Report: Dull December trading despite ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘The Good Liar’

‘The Addams Family.’

It’s been a slow start to December at Australian cinemas despite decent debuts last weekend by Universal’s animated comedy The Addams Family and Warner Bros’ British suspense thriller The Good Liar.

But business should accelerate with the December 19 launch of Disney/Fox’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker followed by the Boxing Day releases of Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level (which opened at No 1 in 16 markets in Europe and Asia last weekend) and Fox Searchlight/Disney’s Jojo Rabbit.

The top 20 titles harvested $12.3 million last weekend, down 25 per cent on the previous frame, according to Numero.

The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen II continued its reign, raking in $5.4 million in its second weekend, hoisting the total to $17.2 million. The sequel co-directed by the original’s Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee has amassed $920 million worldwide, poised to overtake Shrek 2’s $923 million to rank
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‘When They See Us’ star Jharrel Jerome is on track to break Darren Criss’ brand new SAG Awards record

‘When They See Us’ star Jharrel Jerome is on track to break Darren Criss’ brand new SAG Awards record
Sorry, Darren Criss, but your reign as the youngest Screen Actors Guild Award winner for limited series/TV movie actor looks to be short-lived. “When They See Us” star and Emmy champ Jharrel Jerome is the frontrunner to take the prize in January, and like Criss just did, he’d destroy the record.

Criss was nine days shy of his 32nd birthday when he prevailed on Jan. 27 for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” becoming the first person in his 30s to win the award and shaving nine years off of the previous record held by Gary Sinise, who was 40 when he won for “Truman” in 1996. Sinise took home a second statuette two years later, for “George Wallace,” and currently occupies two spots in the top five youngest winners.

At 22, Jerome would, obviously, be the first twentysomething to win — just like he was at the Emmys — and knock off another nine years.
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The Addams Family 2019 Review

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Autumn is upon us, the nights are drawing in and trick or treaters everywhere are preparing their pleas for sweets. There could be no better season for the alternative first family of the United States to return to our screens. And in these turbulent times, the comforting embrace of a dark cinema and a kooky family caper offer a welcome escape from reality.

Times have moved on for The Addams Family too. They have regenerated for a new generation and are now animated in form, if not character. Circumstances and burning torches have contrived to relocate Morticia and Gomez to New Jersey, where they dance through married life in the gloomy embrace of a haunted asylum, waited upon by its last remaining resident, Lurch.

The Addams Family mansion sits in glorious isolation at the top of a hill, surrounded by swamp smog. Children Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard
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‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ producer David Weisman dies aged 77

‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ producer David Weisman dies aged 77
Film-lover designed film posters in Rome in 1960s, including one for Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.

David Weisman, the Oscar-nominated producer of Kiss Of The Spider Woman and an accomplished graphic artist, has died in Los Angeles from illness. He was 77.

Weisman passed away on October 9 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles due to complications from neuroinvasive West Nile virus.

Born in Binghamton, New York, on March 11, 1942, Weisman attended Syracuse University’s School of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s. Inspired by La Dolce Vita, Weisman dropped out of college and travelled to Italy, where he found work designing film posters in Rome,
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David Weisman Dies: Academy Award Nominee For ‘Kiss Of The Spider Woman’ Was 77

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David Weisman, an Academy Award nominee as producer of Kiss of the Spider Woman and an accomplished graphic artist, died on October 9 from complications from neuroinvasive West Nile virus. He died in Los Angeles at Cedars Sinai at age 77, according to his publicist.

Born in Binghamton, New York, in March 1942, Weisman attended Syracuse University’s School of Fine Arts in the early 1960’s. Inspired by the classic Italian film La Dolce Vita and armed with a gift for languages, Weisman dropped out of college to design film-posters in Rome. There he met Federico Fellini, for whom he created a poster for 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo).

Returning to New York, he collaborated with Otto Preminger, who asked him to create the title sequence for Hurry Sundown. He then became Preminger’s assistant on the film. Weisman also designed the key art for The Boys in the Band, among many others.

In 1967, with
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David Weisman, ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’ Producer, Dies at 77

  • Variety
David Weisman, who was Oscar-nominated as producer of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” died Oct. 9 in Los Angeles due to complications from West Nile virus. He was 77.

Weisman had a long career as a graphic designer and photographer and co-wrote and co-directed cult classic “Ciao! Manhattan” about 1960s icon Edie Sedgwick.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y., Weisman dropped out of Syracuse University in the early 1960s to design film posters in Rome. He met Federico Fellini and created a poster for “8 1/2” before returning to New York to work with Otto Preminger on “Hurry Sundown.” He also designed the key art for “The Boys in the Band” and many other films.

On “Ciao! Manhattan” he partnered with John Palmer, an alumnus of Andy Warhol’s Factory. He worked as associate director on avant-garde film “The Telephone Book” and created “Shogun Assassin,” edited from a series of Japanese samurai movies.

Weisman begin
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The Addams Family 2 Animated Sequel Will Arrive in Time for Halloween 2021

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The Addams Family 2 Animated Sequel Will Arrive in Time for Halloween 2021
Days after the release of the new animated movie in theaters, it has been revealed The Addams Family will be getting an official sequel. Additionally, a release date has already been attached to The Addams Family 2, with MGM/Uar setting a release date for Oct. 22, 2021. The news comes after the movie took advantage of the extra ticket sales the holiday weekend brought in for a 4-day opening of $35 million. This places The Addams Family in second place underneath Todd Phillips' Joker, but well above the Will Smith bomb Gemini Man which opened with $23 million against a $138 million budget.

Written by Matt Lieberman and Pamela Pettler, The Addams Family is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. Its ensemble cast brings in plenty of big names to voice the kooky cast of characters, including Charlize Theron as Morticia, Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley,
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'The Addams Family': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer

'The Addams Family': Meet the Voices Behind Each Animated Performer
The Addams Family began in 1938 as a single-panel illustration of a macabre life for The New Yorker by cartoonist Charles Addams. None of the cartoons had names until its popularity led to a 1960s television show starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, and later an animated series in the early 1970s. A revival  came in the early 1990s with two films starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci

The newest rendition of The Addams Family is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, who worked together on the raunchy 2016 animated film Sausage Party. The movie follows the family as they ...
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Gloria Calderón Kellett on Latinx Creators in Hollywood: “We’re Culture Makers”

  • Variety
On Thursday night at the AMC Century City 15 in Los Angeles, the Latino Media Fest Awards celebrated content creators who are helping to make the industry a more diverse and inclusive place.

The event was hosted by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, which for the past 20 years has advocated on behalf of the largest ethnic minority in the U.S. that also happens to be the most underrepresented in Hollywood.

“This is unprecedented,” Nalip executive director Ben Lopez told Variety before the ceremony, referring to the event’s focus on Latinx storytellers. “We believe that if you showcase them and give them time and exposure, they’re going to be able to launch themselves as global superstars. And that’s why Nalip is here — to be that supporting organization.”

Awards included Best Latin American Film (“Monos”), Best Latinx Director and Breakthrough Filmmaker (“The Chambermaid” director Lila Avilés). Ben DeJesus,
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Charlize Theron, Elsie Fisher on Bringing Modern Issues to 'The Addams Family'

Charlize Theron, Elsie Fisher on Bringing Modern Issues to 'The Addams Family'
Cartoonist Charles Addams first created his Addams Family comics in the 1930s, continuing to publish them in the New Yorker until his death in 1988, and spawning several TV series and a trio of 1990s films as a result. Almost 30 years after Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci brought the supernatural family to life on the big screen, another crop of A-listers is putting a new animated spin on the black comedy in MGM's The Addams Family

Charlize Theron voices matriarch Morticia, taking over the iconic character after "coming up with a different-sounding voice and playing around ...
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How The Addams Family Found New Blood to Spill

Tony Sokol Oct 10, 2019

The Addams Family is a cure for the commonplace, and directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon like talking about that and their new movie.

Creepy, kooky, mysterious, ookie, The Addams Family embraces them all. From back when Chas Addams' pen created them in The New Yorker through the '60s television series to the '90s cinematic double jolt, the batty bloodline brings macabre warmth to all generations. The upcoming 3D computer-animated reincarnation incorporates all that has come before and finds room for growth to introduce the family to impressionable young minds of any age. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron star as Gomez and Morticia Addams, taking on the roles rendered equally iconic by John Astin and Carolyn Jones on TV and then by Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia in the '90s films.

While Christina Ricci stole the movies via grand theft performance, Chloë Grace Moretz
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New Art Shows How Chris Evans Could Look As Guile In A Street Fighter Movie

The Street Fighter franchise doesn’t have the best relationship with live-action film. The 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme/Raul Julia adaptation has become a kitsch classic, but is still a terrible movie and doesn’t adapt the franchise at all faithfully. Remarkably, the next attempt was even worse, as 2009’s Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li starred Kristin Kreuk and Chris Klein and is so bad that even as a diehard Street Fighter fan, I couldn’t make it all the way through. It eventually took a fan film, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist to produce something that was of an acceptable quality.

But in my opinion, Street Fighter is still crying out for the full Hollywood treatment. With superheroes still riding high, the game’s crew of bizarre martial arts fighters, big personalities and completely bonkers backstories could be a giant hit and now, BossLogic has given us an idea
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Street Fighter Reboot Fan Art Turns Chris Evans Into Guile

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Street Fighter Reboot Fan Art Turns Chris Evans Into Guile
If a new Street Fighter movie ever gets made, then artist BossLogic wants to see Avengers star Chris Evans as Guile. In some fan art posted to social media, BossLogic depicts Captain America as he would look as the star of a Street Fighter reboot. Complete with the throwback to the tall blonde hair the character boasted in the classic arcade games, the picture is just as amusing as it is awesome. Should a new movie based on the game series come to fruition, the artwork makes a great case for Evans as Guile, and you can see that for yourself below.

Guile is one of many great characters to come from the Street Fighter franchise. Along with karate masters Ken and Ryu, some of the other popular characters include the sumo wrestler E. Honda from Japan, the green monster Blanka from Brazil, the fire-breathing yogi Dhalsim from India, and the mask-wearing,
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The Top Five Up and Coming Hispanic Actors

For decades we’ve been thrilled with some of the most daring and handsome characters portrayed by actors of Hispanic heritage. There is just something incredibly intriguing about the Latin culture that puts one in mind of sexy dancing, machismo, and incredible romance. Some of the most beloved actors including Raul Julia, Antonio Banderas, Hector Elizondo, Jimmy Smits, Andy Garcia, and others have kept us entertained, but these actors are joining the elder generation and we’re in need of a younger group of guys to step in and fill their big shoes. We’ve identified some of the younger actors that we

The Top Five Up and Coming Hispanic Actors
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Video: 41 Moments That Prove Street Fighter is a Perfect Movie

We’ve got a fun video from Vulture for you to check out today that runs through the best scenes in the Jean-Claude Van Damme classic, Street Fighter. The video boasts that the 41 best scenes chronicled in these scenes conclude to any viewer that Street Fighter is the perfect movie. I’m not 100% convinced, but I’m very close, as I absolutely adore Raul Julia, even when he is giving total crazy eyes, and Van Damme’s bulging bicep with an American flag on it is enough to make this girl sing God Bless America. Check it out below, and maybe give Street Fighter a rewatch sometime soon. Enjoy!
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The Mbti® Of Every Member Of The Addams Family

Everyone's favorite creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family is coming back to the big screen this year, and the animated The Addams Family movie is loaded with an all-star cast. Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston certainly made us fall for the family in theaters the first time, but will Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, and the rest of the cast be able to match up the personalities to the characters we know and love so well?

We'll find out just in time for Halloween, but, until then, we can analyze each member of our favorite ghoulish family's character traits per their Myers–Briggs Type Indicator® personalities.

Related: 10 Most Memorable Quotes From The Back To The Future Trilogy
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Filmmaker Ben DeJesus Talks Raul Julia's Legacy and the Crisis in Puerto Rico

Filmmaker Ben DeJesus Talks Raul Julia's Legacy and the Crisis in Puerto Rico
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the death of actor, activist and humanitarian Raul Julia, PBS will air Raul Julia: The World's a Stage, directed by filmmaker Ben DeJesus, on Sept. 13 as part of its American Masters series. The doc will screen first Aug. 3 at Laliff (L.A. Latino International Film Festival), taking place in Hollywood at the Tcl Chinese Theatre from Jul. 31 through Aug. 4.  

"The history of corruption and the history of being marginalized as a commonwealth has been a negative in many ways," says DeJesus, whose parents were born in Puerto ...
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Addams Family Values Coming to Blu-ray on October 1st

With a new animated Addams Family movie looking to haunt theaters this fall, Paramount Home Media is celebrating the altogether kooky occasion by bringing Addams Family Values to Blu-ray on October 1st, along with another Blu-ray release of The Addams Family (1991) and a two-movie DVD and Blu-ray release of both films.

Special features have yet to be announced, but you can view the full announcement and cover art for the Addams Family Blu-ray releases below, and in case you missed it, Paramount Home Media is teaming up with CBS Home Entertainment to release Stephen King's The Stand miniseries on Blu-ray this September.

Press Release: Get ready for the most hilarious scarefest of the season with The Addams Family and Addams Family Values on DVD and Blu-ray either individually or in 2-Movie DVD or Blu-ray Collections. Arriving on October 1, 2019—just in time for the new animated feature film hitting theaters October 11th—the kooky,
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The Addams Family, Addams Family Values Are Getting a Halloween DVD, Blu-ray Release

The Addams Family, Addams Family Values Are Getting a Halloween DVD, Blu-ray Release
Get ready for the most hilarious scarefest of the season with The Addams Family and Addams Family Values on DVD and Blu-ray either individually or in 2-Movie DVD or Blu-ray Collections.

Arriving on October 1, 2019-just in time for the new animated feature film hitting theaters October 11th-the kooky, spooky and all-together ooky adventures of the Addams Family are sure to have you screaming...with laughter.

In The Addams Family, when long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly "normal" behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

In Addams Family Values, it's love at first fright when Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston
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