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The Acting Company 2015 Fall Gala Arrivals

Anya Epstein , Dan Futterman - The Acting Company 2015 Fall Gala held at Capitale - Arrivals. at Capitale, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 9th November 2015

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2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast Ceremony

Dan Futterman - Photographs of a host of stars as they arrived for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony which were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th February 2015

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Foxcatcher Review


Excellent

Director Bennett Miller continues to skilfully probe around the edges of true stories with this follow-up to Capote and Moneyball, although this is a much, much darker tale. Actually, it's such an unnerving series of events that it's not easy to watch, and its characters aren't easy to like. But it's so expertly shot and edited, with startlingly full-on performances from the entire cast, that it can't help but get under the skin and chill us to the bone.

It opens after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and and his big brother David (Mark Ruffalo) both won gold medals for wrestling. But they need help with funding to train for Seoul 1988, and Mark gets a remarkable offer from billionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) to start a wrestling team at his vast Foxcatcher estate in New England, which is known for the thoroughbred horses managed by John's imperious mother Jean (Vanessa Redgrave). Aside from wanting to stay home with his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids, David doesn't trust John, so Mark heads to Foxcatcher on his own. But John's obsession knows no bounds, and soon he lures David and family to join them.

Initially, John's interest in wrestling feels like a mere eccentricity, a way of creating a team of "thoroughbreds" to rival his mother's prize-winning horses. But Carell cleverly plays the role with an insinuating glint that makes us wonder what he's up to, and his wrestlers see it too, going along with his nutty plans simply because the money is so good. Then the squirm-inducing twists and turns start, as John introduces Mark to cocaine and everything starts to spiral out of control. Nearly unrecognisable with a prosthetic hook nose, Carell is genuinely terrifying because his performance burns so slowly.

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2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour

Dan Futterman - 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour - FOX All-Star Party at Soho House in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party

Dan Futterman - Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th July 2014

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Mark Ruffalo To Star In Foxcatcher


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Mark Ruffalo is being lined up to join Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in 'Foxcatcher'.

The 'Marvel Avengers Assemble' actor is in talks to play real life seven-time world and Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz who was shot by Steve's character John du Pont, a paranoid schizophrenic and heir to the du Pont chemical Fortune in the Bennett Miller directed movie.

After building a wrestling training facility in Pennsylvania - the titular Foxcatcher - du Pont murdered the wrestler on the premises in 1996 before being arrested and sent to prison, where he died last year.

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Channing Tatum Up For Wrestling Role


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Channing Tatum is in talks to star in 'Foxcatcher' with Steve Carrell.

The 'Eagle' actor will play real life seven-time world and Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz who was shot by Steve's character John du Pont, a paranoid schizophrenic and heir to the du Pont chemical Fortune in the Bennett Miller directed movie.

After building a wrestling training facility in Pennsylvania - the titular Foxcatcher - du Pont murdered the wrestler on the premises in 1996 before being arrested and sent to prison, where he died last year.

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A Mighty Heart Review


Excellent
It's a sign of filmmaking prowess, and occasionally genius, when a director can hand viewers a scenario with a foregone conclusion and make them get lost in the story anyway. In A Mighty Heart, Michael Winterbottom shows that he is definitely that kind of director, flinging us into a panicked maelstrom of chases and false leads that all lead to the same murderous finale, one that is likely clear even to people unfamiliar with the true story the film is closely molded from. Daniel Pearl, respected and beloved journalist for the Wall Street Journal, was kidnapped in Karachi in late January 2002 as he was researching a story on the shoe-bomber Richard Reid. His pregnant wife, journalist Mariane Pearl, marshals an ad-hoc group of his co-workers, Pakistani police, and U.S. officials to find him before it's too late. They're too late.

At the time, Pearl's kidnapping was like a tertiary aftershock to 9/11, proving that nobody was safe. The World Trade Center, international symbol of dominating Western capitalism, made sense as a target. Pearl, a universally respected journalist (evidence shows that "beloved" would actually not have been too strong a description of people's feelings about him) who wanted only to understand the terrorists and to explain them to the world, made no sense. And it's that swirling fog of frightened confusion that Winterbottom evokes so powerfully in A Mighty Heart, one of the best films yet made about modern terrorism.

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Film-maker Refuses To View Rival Capote Film


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Director Douglas McGrath refused to watch CAPOTE while he was making his own Truman Capote biopic INFAMOUS, because he was scared it might better his version.
Infamous deals with the same timeline as Capote, in which both films follow the flamboyant writer investigating a shocking murder in a small Kansas town.
But MCGrath couldn't bear to watch Dan Futterman's movie as he heard Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning portrayal of Capote was so good, he feared nobody would come and see his film.
He says, "I couldn't bear to watch Capote in case I took ideas from it. I hear Philip is so good and I got scared because I thought who is going to watch two Capote films in a year.
"I was tempted a lot of times to watch it but I did the right thing because I might have got depressed otherwise."

Capote Screenwriter Secretly Joins Jolie Film


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CAPOTE screenwriter Dan Futterman has secretly been cast opposite Angelina Jolie in a film about slain Wall Street Journal reporter DANIEL PEARL.
Jolie made headlines last month (JUL06) when it was announced she was playing Pearl's widow MARIANNE in the film adaptation of her 2003 memoir A MIGHTY HEART.
But Paramount Pictures made no mention at the time of who would be playing her husband, leading many to speculate the role was yet to be cast.
In fact, Futterman, who is best known for his recurring role on US TV drama Judging Amy, had already been selected and was secretly filming in Pakistan.
The casting was kept a closely guarded secret because of security concerns and crewmembers were sworn to secrecy during the 10-day shoot on location in Karachi and Islamabad.
Director Michael Winterbottom and a skeleton crew went to Pakistan undercover, hoping to be mistaken for a documentary or news crew.
Futterman, who agreed to be interviewed only after he returned to the US, tells the Washington Post, "It was important to shoot in the actual places where things happened.
"There are lots of little things that were important to (Winterbottom), not least of all the people and the sound of the language spoken."
Pearl was a respected journalist at the time he was abducted and killed in Pakistan - four months before his wife gave birth to their son - while researching a story about Muslim fundamentalists.

Three Wins For Capote At Independent Spirit Awards


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CAPOTE was given a last-minute Oscars boost at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (04MAR06) when the biopic claimed three of five honours, including a Best Actor prize for Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film also claimed the Best Screenplay award and new mum Caroline Baron took home the event's Producers Award. Meanwhile, CRASH, TRANSAMERICA and Brokeback Mountain picked up two awards each - the latter claimed the Best Feature prize. The irreverent anti-Oscars was hosted by provocative comedienne Sarah Silverman, who shocked guests and the live TV audience with quips about feminine hygiene and sex. The full list of winners is: Best Supporting Female - Amy Adams (JUNEBUG) Best First Screenplay - DUNCAN TUCKER (TRANSAMERICA) Best Supporting Male - Matt Dillon (CRASH) Best Screenplay - Dan Futterman (CAPOTE) Best Foreign Film - Paradise Now Best Documentary - ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM Best First Feature - Paul Haggis (CRASH) Truer Than Fiction Award - GARRETT SCOTT + IAN OLDS (OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND) Someone To Watch Award - IAN GAMAZON + NEILL DELA LLANA (corr) (CAVITE) Producers Award - CAROLINE BARON (CAPOTE + Monsoon Wedding) Best Female Lead - Felicity Huffman (TRANSAMERICA) Best Cinematography - ROBERT ELSWIT (GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK) The John Cassavetes Award - CONVENTIONEERS Best Director - Ang Lee (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) Best Male Lead - PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (CAPOTE) Best Feature - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

Hoffman To Bark Oscar Speech?


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CAPOTE star Philip Seymour Hoffman is being haunted by a drunken bet he made with friends - that he would bark his acceptance speech if he ever won an Oscar.

The actor and his pals, some of whom collaborated on Capote, made the pact when they were in their teens.

Hoffman is the current favourite to take home the Best Actor prize at the Academy Awards ceremony on 5 March (06).

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Enough Review


Good
Agh... not another movie where a battered, defenseless chick learns to kick bad guy butt. How many times have audiences endured this sluggish story in the past ten years? But hey, just because it's been done before doesn't mean it can't work again. Michael Apted's "self defense isn't murder" thriller may reek of familiarity like yesterday's garbage, but the intense chemistry between the leading actors actually makes the film work.

Working class waitress Slim (Lopez) finds herself living a dream when she marries a loving, wealthy contractor named Mitch (Campbell). They settle into a flawless suburban life and eventually give birth to an adorable daughter, Gracie. Everything seems to be perfect for Slim.

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Enough Review


Terrible

If you've seen the TV commercials, the theatrical trailer, or even the poster or print ads for the 100-percent unoriginal woman-in-peril thriller "Enough," then you've seen the whole movie. What kind of marketing campaign gives away the ending in the tag line?

"Self defense is not murder," Jennifer Lopez breathes with angry determination in the voice-over on the ads. Seeing as the movie is about a woman on the run from her abusive husband (Billy Campbell), that pretty much wraps it up, doesn't it?

Besides, haven't we seen this movie before? Say 10 years ago when it starred Julia Roberts and was called "Sleeping With the Enemy"? Or 15 years ago when it starred Farrah Fawcett and was called "The Burning Bed"?

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