John Cena Stars In PSA For Brave Beginnings And Exhibitors’ Campaign To Aid Premature Babies

John Cena Stars In PSA For Brave Beginnings And Exhibitors’ Campaign To Aid Premature Babies
Exclusive: John Cena, the actor and pro wrestling champion, will be appearing on theater screens all across the country this summer in a 30-second PSA urging movie-goers to support the work of Brave Beginnings, an initiative of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation that’s helped save the lives of thousands of premature babies.

Cena, who’s starred in Bumblebee and Trainwreck, is the latest in a cavalcade of stars – dating back to Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and James Cagney – who have pitched in to carry on Will Rogers’ work to help sick children. Rogers, the humorist and philanthropist, died in a plane crash in 1935.

“We are thrilled to have John’s support to further our mission so that every neonatal intensive care unit has the proper life-saving equipment imperative to ensuring that premature newborns survive and go on to live healthy lives,” said Kyle Davies, president of domestic
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18 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best; Will ‘Roma,’ ‘Green Book’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ join this impressive list?

18 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best; Will ‘Roma,’ ‘Green Book’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ join this impressive list?
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.”

A landslide, indeed. Blame the advent of 24-hour cable news, the popularity of reality TV or social media, which allows anyone to invent their own version of their life for public consumption on a daily basis. But biopics have over-run awards season of late while fictional features are becoming a rarity at this time of year, save for the constant stream of comic-book adventures.

SEEPortraying a real-life person is now the way to win an Oscar

Consider that in 1939, often referred to as the greatest year for movies in Hollywood history, all 10 Best Picture candidates – including the winner, “Gone With the Wind” – were based on fictional premises. In fact, only two biopics –“The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex” starring Bette Davis and Errol Flynn and “Young Mr. Lincoln” with Henry Fonda — settled
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17 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best

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17 Biographical Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked Worst to Best
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.”

A landside, indeed. Blame the advent of 24-hour cable news, the popularity of reality TV or social media, which allows anyone to invent their own version of their life for public consumption on a daily basis. But biopics have over-run awards season of late while fictional features are becoming a rarity at this time of year, save for the constant stream of comic-book adventures.

Consider that in 1939, often referred to as the greatest year for movies in Hollywood history, all 10 Best Picture candidates – including the winner, “Gone With the Wind” – were based on fictional premises. In fact, only two biopics –“The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex” starring Bette Davis and Errol Flynn and “Young Mr. Lincoln” with Henry Fonda — settled for nominations in other categories but collected no wins that year.

That was then.
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Supreme Court Declines Review of Olivia de Havilland’s ‘Feud’ Lawsuit

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The Supreme Court has decided not to take up the suit brought by actress Olivia de Havilland against the makers of the FX series “Feud.”

de Havilland’s suit was initially allowed to proceed by a Los Angeles judge, but a California appeals court reversed that decision back in March. The California Supreme Court had previously declined to take up the case prior to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“We and Miss de Havilland are disappointed that the Us Supreme Court passed on this opportunity to confirm that the First Amendment does not protect the publication of intentional lies in any medium, including so called docudramas,” de Havilland’s attorneys said in a statement. “The California Court of Appeal has turned the First Amendment upside down and without doubt more harm to individuals and public deception will result. One day someone else who is wronged for the sake of Hollywood
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Olivia de Havilland’s Lawsuit Over FX’s ‘Feud’ Denied Review by Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court denied a review of a lawsuit by actress Olivia de Havilland, who sued FX Networks over its depiction of her in the Ryan Murphy series, “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

The high court on Monday rejected her petition to review the dismissal of her lawsuit, which had been allowed to proceed initially by a Los Angeles judge, before a California appeals court reversed that decision. De Havilland then attempted to petition both the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court, but neither thought any intervention was necessary.

The Supreme Court did not give a reason for its decision, instead listing her court case under “Certiorari Denied” (Certiorari is the legal term used when a higher court reviews a lower court’s decision).

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“We and Miss de Havilland
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Olivia De Havilland Last Hope Petition Over ‘Feud’ Feud Denied By Scotus

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Olivia De Havilland Last Hope Petition Over ‘Feud’ Feud Denied By Scotus
A “disappointed” Olivia de Havilland will not be getting her day in the nation’s highest court after all.

With no explanation, the U.S. Supreme Court today rejected the two-time Oscar winner’s petition for review of her nearly two year battle over the depiction of her in FX’s Feud: Bette & Joan.

Which means the 102-year old cinema icon looks to be out of legal options and a California Court of Appeal ruling of last July ending the dispute will stand.

Having suffered a series of legal setbacks and defeats since first filing her lawsuit in June 2017, de Havilland in early October of last year sought to have Chief Justice John Roberts and the others eight justices on the bench re-examine what jurisdictions in the Golden State have decided on the matter.

“We and Miss de Havilland are very disappointed that the Us Supreme Court passed on this
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Supreme Court Denies Review of Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' Lawsuit

Supreme Court Denies Review of Olivia de Havilland's 'Feud' Lawsuit
Olivia de Havilland, the 102-year-old actress known for roles in Gone With the Wind and The Adventures of Robin Hood, won't get another crack at legal glory. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her petition to review the dismissal of her lawsuit brought against the makers of FX's Feud: Bette and Joan.

She sued over the Ryan Murphy series about the lives of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Her objection was how Catherine Zeta-Jones' portrayal of her made her seem like a vulgar hypocrite and gossip. She claimed the series put false words in her mouth. Specifically, her legal ...
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Will ‘The Favourite’ become the 11th film to win Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress?

Will ‘The Favourite’ become the 11th film to win Oscars for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress?
Since the supporting acting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars in 1936, only 10 films have bragging rights to wins for both their leading ladies and a featured actress. “The Favourite” could well become the 11th to do so. Olivia Colman is locked in a tight race for Best Actress with Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born”) and Glenn Close (“The Wife”). And two past Oscar winners — Emma Stone (“La La Land”) and Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) — are in strong contention for Best Supporting Actress.

As with “The Favourite,” both the first and last films to win both these Oscars were period pieces. Just two years after the academy began rewarding supporting performances, Fay Bainter reaped nominations in both categories. While she lost her Best Actress bid for “White Banners” to her “Jezebel” co-star Bette Davis, she won Best Supporting Actress for playing Davis’ on-screen nemesis.

The most recent double
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The Five Best Bette Davis Movies of Her Career

Bette Davis didn’t come onto the movie scene like a whirlwind. In fact for a while she wasn’t even regarded as being all that great as a few different people thought she was nothing special and not at all what they were looking for. When someone finally gave her a chance to shine however she was allowed to realize just what she could do and where her talents could take her. In truth Davis wasn’t really what a lot of people would consider to be a classic beauty or even the most talented individual in the business, but overall she

The Five Best Bette Davis Movies of Her Career
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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘African Queen’

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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Maltese Falcon,’ ‘African Queen’
Here’s looking at you, Humphrey Bogart. The Oscar-winning leading man would’ve celebrated his 119th birthday on December 25, 2018. Best known for playing a tough guy with a heart of gold, Bogart made dozens of films before his untimely death in 1957. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Though it may sound like a bit of Hollywood lore, Bogart was indeed born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City. After a short stint in the Navy, he started acting onstage and in films, mostly in bit parts as gangsters who met the wrong end of a bullet.

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His big breakthrough came with the Broadway hit “The Petrified Forest,” in which he played a violent bank robber holed up at
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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Humphrey Bogart movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Here’s looking at you, Humphrey Bogart. The Oscar-winning leading man would’ve celebrated his 119th birthday on December 25, 2018. Best known for playing a tough guy with a heart of gold, Bogart made dozens of films before his untimely death in 1957. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Though it may sound like a bit of Hollywood lore, Bogart was indeed born on Christmas Day, 1899, in New York City. After a short stint in the Navy, he started acting onstage and in films, mostly in bit parts as gangsters who met the wrong end of a bullet.

His big breakthrough came with the Broadway hit “The Petrified Forest,” in which he played a violent bank robber holed up at an isolated diner with a hobo and a waitress. When
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‘Cold War’ Another Strong Foreign-Language Opener as ‘Roma’ Remains Strong

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‘Cold War’ Another Strong Foreign-Language Opener as ‘Roma’ Remains Strong
“Cold War,” expected to be a finalist in the Foreign Language Oscar race, joined likely competitors “Roma” and “Shoplifters” as a strong initial opener in two cities, the weekend’s sole new specialty release of note. Three more limited openers have yet to arrive this year, two of them with lead Golden Globe acting nominees. “Destroyer” debuts Tuesday and “Stan and Ollie” will come out Friday. “On the Basis of Sex” also platforms on Tuesday.

“Mary, Queen of Scots” and “The Favourite” expanded to just under 800 theaters with respectable results that promise even bigger numbers once Tuesday arrives. Both are positioned to thrive as the adult audience booms. They will face competition in several big cities from an initial widening of “If Beale Street Could Talk” as well as several wide releases aimed at adult audiences, led by “Vice” debuting Tuesday.

Also opening in Los Angeles as a qualifier — but as normal,
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For the First Time Ever, See Rare Black-and-White Footage of These Hollywood Icons in Color

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In case you weren't aware, the Smithsonian Channel has been airing a very cool program called America in Color, which digitizes and colors black-and-white footage from American history. Trust us when we say that watching rare black-and-white images from decades in the past magically blossom into vibrant, realistic shades of color is something that we never get tired of seeing.

Now, ahead of the show's Dec. 23 episode focusing on the biggest stars of Old Hollywood, the Smithsonian Channel gave us an exclusive sneak peek at some of the rare footage it restored. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Temple, and more make glamorous appearances, so check out a brief glimpse at the process above!
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For the First Time Ever, See Rare Black-and-White Footage of These Hollywood Icons in Color

In case you weren't aware, the Smithsonian Channel has been airing a very cool program called America in Color, which digitizes and colors black-and-white footage from American history. Trust us when we say that watching rare black-and-white images from decades in the past magically blossom into vibrant, realistic shades of color is something that we never get tired of seeing.

Now, ahead of the show's Dec. 23 episode focusing on the biggest stars of Old Hollywood, the Smithsonian Channel gave us an exclusive sneak peek at some of the rare footage it restored. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Temple, and more make glamorous appearances, so check out a brief glimpse at the process above!
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‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories

‘The Favourite’ could be 11th film to reign over the female acting Oscar categories
Will “The Favourite” rule over the female acting races at the Oscars? The film has three strong potential acting nominees in lead hopeful Olivia Colman and supporting contenders Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. If Colman and one of Stone and Weisz prevail, it’d mark the 11th time — and first in 20 years — that a pair of co-stars won both categories.

The previous 10 films that won Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are:

1. “Jezebel” (1938): Best Actress for Bette Davis, Best Supporting Actress for Fay Bainter

2. “Gone with the Wind” (1939): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel

3. “Mrs. Miniver” (1942): Best Actress for Greer Garson, Best Supporting Actress for Teresa Wright

4. “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951): Best Actress for Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actress for Kim Hunter

5. “The Miracle Worker” (1962): Best Actress for Anne Bancroft, Best Supporting Actress for Patty Duke

6. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Olivia de Havilland Vows To "Persevere" In Getting "Feud" Feud Before SCOTUS

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Olivia de Havilland Vows To
Time may not be a luxury for Olivia de Havilland in the battle with FX over her depiction in Ryan Murphy’s "Feud," but the 102-year old Oscar winner is determined to be heard by the Supreme Court.

“We shall continue to persevere in this important case,” the Gone with the Wind actress said today from her Paris home as her attorneys filed an answer to FX’s opposition to de Havilland’s Petition for review to Chief Justice John Roberts and the other eight justices. In November, FX Networks filed a writ of certiorari asking the Scous not to hear de Havilland’s case, which was first launched in June 2017 and most recently rejected by California’s high court in July after it had been dismissed by an appellate court a few months beforehand.

On October 5, de Havilland filed her petition with the Supreme Court citing that her “fight
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Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell could make Oscar history with double nominations

Nicole Kidman and Steve Carell could make Oscar history with double nominations
Since the introduction of the supporting categories at the 9th Oscar ceremony, 11 performers have contended in both acting categories in the same year, with seven of them prevailing in one of their races. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman and Oscar nominee Steve Carell are hoping to make history and join this exclusive roster of double nominees.

Kidman has earned rave reviews for her turns in “Destroyer” and “Boy Erased.” The former finds her portraying a troubled Los Angeles detective, determined to bring down an old nemesis, while the latter has Kidman in a supporting turn, portraying the mother of a young man (Lucas Hedges) who is pressured into enrolling in a gay conversion therapy program. Kidman has previous Oscar nominations for “Moulin Rouge!” (2001); “The Hours” (2002); “Rabbit Hole” (2010); and “Lion” (2016), winning for “The Hours.”

Also coming on strong this Oscar season is Carell, whose lone nomination to date came for “Foxcatcher” (2014). This year,
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Bow down to see which 12 royal roles in Oscar history have led to nominations for actresses

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Any Oscar season that has three queens potentially competing in the acting categories has a chance to become a battle royal, indeed. The end of the year brings tidings of two British period pieces rich with zesty female performances, one from the early 18th century during Queen Anne’s reign and the other the mid-16th century when Elizabeth I got into it with her Scottish cousin, Mary.

The Favourite,” which opens on Nov. 23, has already reaped rewards at the Venice film festival, where it had its world premiere. Olivia Colman was crowned best actress for her portrait of portly and frail monarch Anne while her movie was bestowed with a Special Jury Prize. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ previous English-language efforts, “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” are distinctly eccentric and disturbingly dark. But even critics like Variety’s Owen Gleiberman, who were put off his off-kilter perspective embraced “The Favourite,
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Home Entertainment: ‘King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen’ Digital Review

Director: Steve Mitchell

Featuring: Larry Cohen, Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, Yaphet Kotto, Fred Williamson, Michael Moriarty

Think you know Larry Cohen? If you’re a movie buff you might recognize his name from cult classics like Q: The Winged Serpent (1982), The Stuff (1985) and notorious infant horror picture It’s Alive (1974).

Steve Mitchell’s wild yet warm-hearted documentary is here to tell you one thing… you don’t. Cohen is a major player in American independent film but has managed to hide in plain sight for decades. He employed the services of great Hollywood veterans such as star Bette Davis and composer Bernard Herrmann. At the same time he stunned the cinematic community with his guerrilla filmmaking approach.

This contradiction between loved figure and health and safety nightmare is at the heart of the film, and it works beautifully. It’s a treat for anyone interested in seat-of-the-pants movie production, containing
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Encore: Burt Reynolds Has Tales To Tell: Passing On ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’, 007, ‘Die Hard,’ Bonding With Eastwood, McQueen, Newman & Carson But Not Brando

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Encore: Burt Reynolds Has Tales To Tell: Passing On ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’, 007, ‘Die Hard,’ Bonding With Eastwood, McQueen, Newman & Carson But Not Brando
Update: Few in Hollywood had more stories to tell, or told them better than Burt Reynolds. Wanna bet? Read this interview Reynolds did with Deadline while promoting his memoir, with great tales about his interactions with everyone from Bette Davis to Orson Welles, Clint Eastwood and Johnny Carson. He would have told these gems and more had he completed the role in Quentin Tarantino’s film and lived to see it released next year, and it was clear in this interview he was eager for another shot after turning down a dizzying array of roles that made stars out of other actors. It might bring back some warm memories for fans who are thinking about him today.

Earlier, December 22, 2015, 9:50 Am Pst: The wide press pickup of Burt Reynolds saying Charlie Sheen got what was coming when his reckless lifestyle led to an HIV diagnosis has skewed the perception of
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