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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Hemingway’ Strives to Deconstruct the Self-Created Myth of Ernest Hemingway

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Hemingway Where You Can Stream It: PBS The Pitch: A six-hour, three-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that explores the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Ernest Hemingway is a literary giant. With his terse, minimalist prose he changed the face of American writing, influencing co...
Tags: Movies, Features, Jeff Daniels, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Burns, Ernest Hemingway, Daniels, Lynn Novick, Edna O Brien, Novik, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


‘Hemingway’ directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick say 3-part film offers surprises, new perspectives

It is not a fast or easy thing to make a documentary, filmmaker Ken Burns says, though the arrival of his new three-part series on the writer Ernest Hemingway came more slowly than most. “I found a scrap of paper from the early or mid-’80s about things to do, and Hemingway was on a very, very short list,” Burns says. “It said, ‘Baseball’ after ‘Civil War,’ which happened.” But after the huge success with his documentaries on those two subjects, Hemingway remained an elusive target as Burns and l...
Tags: Books, China, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Jeff Daniels, Michael Jordan, Michelle Obama, Archer, Cbs, Michigan, Ken Burns, Pbs, Cuba, Sharon Osbourne


Showtime is Already Making a Limited Series on the Capitol Riots

Less than a week into the new year, 2021 revealed itself to be the opposite of the blank slate we all hoped it would be. On January 6, Washington D.C. erupted in riots, as supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in a terrifying display of violence. The Capitol riots instantly put a stain on 2021, revealing that the nightmare of 2020 was far from over. And for some reason, Showtime wants us all to relive it. Variety reports that Showtime is developing a limited se...
Tags: Television, Movies, Congress, Washington, Senate, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, House Of Representatives, Jeff Daniels, Showtime, Donald Trump, Brendan Gleeson, True Story, James Comey, Ray


‘Cruella’ Trailer: Emma Stone Stars in a Disney Villain Origin Story with Style

Over the past decade, Disney has made it abundantly clear that one of its primary goals is to remake, reimagine, or otherwise remix many of its classic animated properties in live-action. One of the company’s approaches is to provide origin stories for villains that cast them in new light – it happened in 2014’s Angelina Jolie-led Maleficent, and it’s happening again with another Oscar winner. This time, Emma Stone (La La Land, Easy A) plays a young, punk-rock version of Cruella de Vil, the ove...
Tags: London, Maleficent, Movies, Disney, Earth, Jeff Daniels, Emma-Stone, Angelina Jolie, Danny Boyle, Emma Thompson, Movie Trailers, Glenn Close, Jon Favreau, Tonya, Cruella de Vil, Hauser


'Lucky for him he could write': Ken Burns takes on Ernest Hemingway

Too white, too male, too privileged – and according to some critics, that’s just one of the co-directors. A new PBS documentary on an American giant sails in stormy watersSpeaking at a press event for the new PBS documentary about Ernest Hemingway, the actor Jeff Daniels said of the man whose words he reads: “Lucky for him he could write.”Over six hours, the co-directors Lynn Novick and Ken Burns subject a giant of American literature to an unsparing psychiatric exam. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Television, Media, Documentary, Culture, Jeff Daniels, US television, Factual TV, Ken Burns, Pbs, Educational TV, Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Novick


Complete list of nominees for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES — Complete list of nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards: Best motion picture, drama: “The Father”; “Mank”; “Nomadland”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7”; “Promising Young Woman.” Best motion picture, musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”; “Hamilton,”; “Music”; “Palm Springs”; “The Prom.” Best motion picture, foreign language: “Another Round”; “La Llorona”; “The Life Ahead”; “Minari”; “Two of Us.” Best actress in a motion picture, drama: Frances McDormand, “Nomadland...
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‘Gondor has no king’: pro-Trump lawsuit cites Lord of the Rings

Texas case offers baseless mix of allegations of electoral fraud but cites the imaginary kingdom of Gondor as evidenceDonald Trump’s diehard supporters are often accused of living in fantasyland, but one court case recently launched to try to reinstall him as president has surprised even the most hardened observers of Trumpian strangeness by citing as evidence a mythological realm from The Lord of the Rings. Related: Pittsburgh official goes viral by rebuking Ted Cruz – and looking like Jeff D...
Tags: Texas, US news, Ted Cruz, Jeff Daniels, Donald Trump, Lord Of The Rings, Pittsburgh, Trump, Gondor, Law (US, US elections 2020


Pittsburgh official goes viral by rebuking Ted Cruz – and looking like Jeff Daniels

Rich Fitzgerald told local TV that senator’s climate tweet was ‘outrageous’, prompting Twitter users to make comparison to actorRich Fitzgerald, the elected executive of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, has achieved viral internet fame – for rebuking the Republican senator Ted Cruz but also for looking remarkably like the Emmy-winning actor Jeff Daniels. Related: Melania Trump's photo snub prompts speculation over post-White House path Continue reading...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, Pennsylvania, US politics, Ted Cruz, Jeff Daniels, Pittsburgh, Melania Trump, Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Pennsylvania, Rich Fitzgerald


Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
Tags: New York, London, Kentucky, White House, Russia, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Jeff Daniels, Nba, Moscow, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Mlb


Cool Stuff: Oh, ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Funko POPs, Huh? Welp, See Ya Later

It’s been 26 years since Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey hit the road as the dimwitted Harry and Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber, and the movie still has us cracking up. Now you can make your nostalgia for those laughs more tangible with the recently revealed like of Funko POPs inspired by the movie. Hopefully you didn’t want to get your hands on Mary Samsonite Swanson though. Because not only is she married, but the Dumb and Dumber Funko POPs collection is focused squarely on Harry and Lloyd with no less...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Jeff Daniels, New Line, Jim Carrey, Harry, Dumb And Dumber, Collectibles, Sharknado, Cool Stuff, Gamestop, Lloyd, Funko, Funko Pops, Mary Samsonite Swanson, Mutts Cutts


Jeff Daniels Has One Brutal Piece Of Advice For Joe Biden In Debate

The actor plays James Comey in "The Comey Rule," the Showtime miniseries depicting the FBI director's defiance of Trump.
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Jeff Daniels on his storied 44-year acting career, and his knack for playing complicated characters

Jeff Daniels has been a busy actor in recent years, playing a Western villain, a Southern lawyer and now FBI Director James Comey in 'The Comey Rule.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Jeff Daniels adds James Comey to list of complex characters, a group he'd like to invite to dinner

Jeff Daniels has been a busy actor in recent years, playing a Western villain, a Southern lawyer and now FBI Director James Comey in 'The Comey Rule.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Fbi, Jeff Daniels, Usa Today, James Comey


The Comey Rule makes the fatal mistake of thinking James Comey's intentions matter

Some think he is a hero, some a villain. Others just want him to please shut up.Wherever you stand, it has been four extremely long years since then-FBI Director James Comey released his statement calling Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" over her handling of sensitive emails. In the weeks that followed, the FBI would announce that it was reopening its investigation, and then, with mere hours to go before the election, close it again. Trump would subsequently...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stephen Colbert, Loretta Lynch, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Showtime, Department Of Justice, Anthony Weiner, Donald Trump, Brendan Gleeson, Sally Yates


Jeff Daniels would have played Trump in 'The Comey Rule' but he's glad Brendan Gleeson did

One of best days Jeff Daniels ever had on a film or TV set was a day he was reliving what was very likely one of James Comey's worst.
Tags: Cnn, Jeff Daniels, Brendan Gleeson, James Comey, Trump


Jeff Daniels' performance in 'Comey Rule' made James Comey feel 'nauseous,' and Daniels is OK with that

Jeff Daniels, who plays James Comey in 'The Comey Rule,' hopes the Showtime miniseries informs viewers in advance of the upcoming election.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘The Comey Rule’ Showcases FBI’s Challenges ‘In The Face Of Emerging Fascism In America,’ Says Actor Steven Pasquale

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Tags: White House, America, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Showtime, Cbs, Only CBS, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Jeff, Donald J Trump, Daniels, Comey, Pasquale


'A horror film': The Comey Rule is a devastating portrayal of Trump

Democrats are likely to quibble over its sympathetic portrayal of Comey in the TV miniseries, while Republicans may dismiss it as anti-Trump propagandaJames Comey shuffles backwards and tries in vain to blend into a curtain. Donald Trump summons him across the room as photographers click furiously. The US president uses their handshake to aggressively yank Comey closer. “I look forward to working with you,” he mutters menacingly into the FBI director’s ear. “Let’s take a picture.”This awkward re...
Tags: US, US news, Fbi, US politics, Jeff Daniels, Donald Trump, Brendan Gleeson, James Comey, Trump, Comey, Trump propagandaJames Comey


‘The Comey Rule’ Trailer: Brendan Gleeson Plays the Clown Con Man Known As Donald Trump

The 2020 election is heating up, and Showtime has the perfect piece of programming to accompany all the madness. The Comey Rule is a two-part limited series adaptation and dramatization of events discussed in former FBI Director James Comey’s best-selling book A Higher Loyalty, specifically dealing with President Donald Trump (portrayed by Brendan Gleeson) and the 2016 election tampering investigation. One part focuses on an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s controversial private e-mail serv...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Jeff-Daniels, Showtime, House Of Cards, Miami, Donald Trump, Brendan-Gleeson, Sally Yates, True Story, Political


‘The Comey Rule’: Jeff Daniels and Billy Ray on Capturing Trump’s America, ‘Heartbreaking’ Work of Public Servants

Although “The Comey Rule” is debuting just slightly more than a month ahead of the 2020 presidential election, creator-director Billy Ray did not make the series to change anyone’s vote. “The reason I did this was because I felt that the Russians had had a profound and unhappy effect on our political process in 2016 […]
Tags: News, America, Jeff Daniels, Trump, Billy Ray, The Comey Rule


Re-Doing the Nashville Predators’ 1998 Expansion Draft

On June 25, 1997, the NHL’s board of governors approved new teams for four cities in an ambitious plan to expand to 30 clubs within three years. (from ‘N.H.L. Names 4 Cities For Its New Franchises,’ New York Times, 06/18/1997) Nashville was the first to join for the 1998-99 season, followed by Atlanta the next year and both Minneapolis-St. Paul and Columbus in 2000-01. The players available in the 1998 Expansion Draft show how exponentially harder it was for the Nashville Predators to assembl...
Tags: Florida, Sweden, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Colorado, Washington, Boston, Russia, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Park, Chicago, Jeff Daniels, Gm, Finland


Revisiting ‘Meet the Deedles,’ Disney’s Goofball ‘Bill and Ted’ Riff Starring a Young Paul Walker

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) The goofball subgenre of comedy, where the protagonist is the dumbest person alive and somehow becomes the center of a plot much bigger than them, was all the rage in the late ’80s and early ’90s. From The Naked Gun movies to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure  to Dumb and Dumber , these movies gave us dumb yet lovable buffoons who got into a ton of trouble, bu...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Ted, Features, Wyoming, Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey, Dennis Hopper, Bill, Tammy, Madagascar, North America, Peter Jackson, Keanu Reeves, Paul Walker, Yellowstone


‘The Comey Rule’ Trailer: Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson Face Off in Showtime’s 2016 Election Drama

They say hindsight is 20/20, but we really don’t need hindsight — or a prestigious Showtime limited series — to know what went wrong with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It was documented in the string of increasingly depressing headlines that followed the election of Donald Trump and showed how broken our nation and electoral system really is. But maybe The Comey Rule could give us more insight by presenting it as a thrilling House of Cards-style political drama! Watch The Comey Rule trai...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff-Daniels, Showtime, House Of Cards, Donald Trump, Brendan-Gleeson, Sally Yates, True Story, James Comey, Trump, National Intelligence


The Comey Rule Trailer Investigates the 2016 Presidential Election

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Comey Rule trailer investigates the 2016 presidential election Showtime has released the official The Comey Rule trailer for their upcoming limited series which centers around the aftermath of 2016 presidential election. Starring Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson, the political drama is based on former FBI director James Comey’s bestselling book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. It is expected to premiere this coming September as a two-night and four-hour e...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Donald Trump, Brendan Gleeson, James Comey, Ray, Trump


Brendan Gleeson's Donald Trump demands 'loyalty' in trailer for Showtime's 'The Comey Rule'

Brendan Gleeson is President Donald Trump and Jeff Daniels is former FBI Director James Comey in Showtime's upcoming miniseries "The Comey Rule."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘The Comey Rule’ Trailer Features Jeff Daniels as James Comey, Brendan Gleeson as President Trump (Watch)

Showtime has officially released a trailer for upcoming two-night limited series “The Comey Rule,” featuring Jeff Daniels as former FBI director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Trump. The miniseries, written and directed by Billy Ray and adapted from Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty,” premieres on Sunday, Sept. 27. Focusing on the events leading […]
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The Comey Rule Teaser With Brendan Gleeson & Jeff Daniels

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Comey Rule teaser: Brendan Gleeson & Jeff Daniels star in new Showtime miniseries Based on former FBI director James Comey’s bestselling book A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, the two-part miniseries is expected to premiere this coming September as a two-night and four-hour event on Sunday, September 27 and Monday, September 28 at 9 p.m. Check out the video in the player below along with newly released photos! RELATED: Our Cartoon President Season 3 Sneak ...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Daniels, Showtime, Oscar, TV News, Donald Trump, Brendan Gleeson, James Comey, Ray, Trump


‘The Comey Rule’ Teaser: See Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump and Jeff Daniels as Former FBI Director James Comey

Writer/director Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Richard Jewell) is accustomed to repurposing real-life events into compelling entertainment. He’s hoping to do the same thing with The Comey Rule, an adaptation of former FBI director James Comey’s book that stars Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) as President Donald Trump and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Comey himself. Plot details, new images and the first teaser trailer for the two-part Showtime project have arrived, and you can check those out below. ...
Tags: Images, Television, Movies, Drama, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Jeff-Daniels, Showtime, Donald Trump, Brendan-Gleeson, Vanity Fair, Bruges, Political, James Comey, Ray, Trump