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Listen to Meryl Streep Rap in Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Prom’, and Despair

It’s been a very rough year. We’re almost at the end, folks, but if you thought we were going to make it to 2021 without having to hear Meryl Streep rap, you were sorely mistaken. Streep is one of the cast members of The Prom, Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar‘s award-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway musical, and as is par for the course with most stage-to-screen adaptations, there’s a new original song not featured in the Broadway production. It’s called ...
Tags: Movies, Indiana, Netflix, Meryl-Streep, Broadway, Michelle Obama, Musical, Ryan Murphy, Murphy, Tony, Anders, Streep, Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin, The Prom, Chad Beguelin Bob Martin


Let Them All Talk Trailer: Meryl Streep Stars in HBO Max’s Dramedy Film

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Let Them All Talk Trailer: Meryl Streep Stars in HBO Max’s Dramedy Film HBO Max has released the official trailer for Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s forthcoming comedy drama film titled Let Them All Talk, featuring Oscar winner Meryl Streep as an acclaimed author struggling who goes on a vacation in hopes of reconnecting with old friends. The film will be available for streaming on Thursday, December 10. Check out the video in the player below along w...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Meryl Streep, Broadway, Streaming, Steven Soderbergh, Candice Bergen, Adam Mckay, Dianne Wiest, Gemma Chan, Streep, Movie News, Gregory Jacobs, Lucas Hedges, Lucas Hedges Manchester


Robert Zemeckis Helped Revolutionize Visual Effects – and Then Visual Effects Ruined Robert Zemeckis

Nine days before Halloween 2020, with very little pomp or ceremony, the streaming service HBO Max released a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The Witches for the hopeful viewing pleasure of its subscribers. The film boasted Academy-Award winning talent both behind and in front of the camera. Playing the Grand High Witch, that nefarious sorceress who wants to turn the children of the world into mice, there was Anne Hathaway chewing the scenery up and down with a blonde wig and an accent l...
Tags: Movies, Roald Dahl, Disney, Features, Tom Hanks, Guillermo Del Toro, Andy Serkis, Oscar, Anjelica Huston, Anne Hathaway, John F Kennedy, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, World Trade Center, Robert-Zemeckis, Eddie


21st Century Spielberg Podcast: ‘Bridge of Spies’ and ‘The Post’ Personify the Spielbergian Hero’s Quest to Do the Right Thing

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st-century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: Bridge of Spies and The Post.) The Spielbergian hero is someone who not only does the right thing, but goes above and beyond. Someone who risks it all – life, limb, and reputation – for the greater good. And not some wispy, intangible greater good, either – oh, no. It’s no...
Tags: Post, New York, Movies, Podcasts, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, America, Features, Fbi, Tom-Hanks, Brooklyn, United States


‘The Prom’ First Look: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman Star in Ryan Murphy’s LGBTQ Musical

It’s going to be a night to remember, especially if Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden are involved in your high school prom. Streep, Kidman, Cordman, and other big-name stars are among the cast members in Ryan Murphy‘s feature adaptation of the Tony-nominated LGBTQ musical The Prom, which debuts on Netflix this December. See The Prom first look images. The Prom First Look It feels like Ryan Murphy has not stopped working since he signed his massive Netflix deal, churnin...
Tags: Images, Movies, New York City, Indiana, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Stage, Broadway, Musical, James Corden, Barry, Ryan Murphy, Murphy, Tony, Emma


‘Almost Famous’ Could Have Starred Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Meryl Streep

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical movie Almost Famous. To celebrate the milestone, James Andrew Miller is delivering a limited podcast series called Origins: Almost Famous Turns Twenty, and it’s already yielding some interesting tidbits looking back at the film. Almost Famous features Patrick Fugit as William Miller, a young aspiring journalist who gets caught up in the world of rock and roll in 1969. During his adventures on tour with a fictional band cal...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Frances-McDormand, Meryl-Streep, Dreamworks, Brad-Pitt, William, Kate-Hudson, Cameron Crowe, True Story, Pitt, Crowe, Stillwater, Trivia, Russell


HBO Max Spot Showcases New Footage From Steven Soderberg’s ‘Let Them All Talk’, Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised By Wolves’, and More

HBO Max had a somewhat botched debut thanks to confusion about WarnerMedia’s brands and which customers got the new streaming service for free and which ones needed to pay to subscribe. But the good news with setting the bar low at the start is that it should be easy for things to improve from here. Today, WarnerMedia released a new commercial promoting several big upcoming releases from HBO and HBO Max, and the spot features footage from Steven Soderbergh‘s new movie Let Them All Talk, the Rid...
Tags: HBO Max, Let Them All Talk, Lovecraft Country, Raised by Wolves, The Flight Attendant


Live-Action ‘Magic School Bus’ Movie Picks Up Elizabeth Banks as Ms. Frizzle

In the 26-year history of the beloved children’s book series The Magic School Bus, there has yet to be a big screen adaptation of the adventures of eccentric school teacher Ms. Frizzle and the class she takes on educational adventures. That’s about to change with Scholastic Entertainment producing a The Magic School Bus movie with Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Productions, and they’ve already figured out who will be playing the fearless teacher. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Elizabeth-Banks, Adaptation, Universal, Pbs, Universal Pictures, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth, Magic School Bus, Frizzle, Marc Platt, Kathryn Hahn, Fiona


Meryl Streep Collaborator Ann Roth on How Costumes Helped Inform ‘Silkwood,’ ‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘Doubt’ and ‘The Post’ Roles

Costume designer Ann Roth has collaborated with actress Meryl Streep for four decades on films such as “Silkwood,” “Heartburn,” “The Post” and “Julie & Julia,” creating wardrobes that have helped the actor navigate a wide range of roles. While Streep has been nominated for Academy Awards five times in their 13 films together, Roth notes […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Meryl Streep, Julie, Roth, Julia, Streep, Julie Julia, Ann Roth


First Inklings of Fame

The class of 2020 has no idea what the future holds — and neither do we. Here’s a look back at some icons starting on their paths to renown.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Obama, David, Theater, Smith, Eddie, Jones, Barack, Maya, Lee, Murphy, Glenn, Spike, Ginsburg


Review: For Sondheim’s 90th Birthday, a Collage of Aching Voices

The streaming concert “Take Me to the World,” featuring a gallery of musical stars, honors the probing ambivalence of a master songwriter.
Tags: News, Theater, Raul, Maria, Stephen, Gyllenhaal, Christine, Peters, Jake, Campbell, McDonald, Aaron, Sondheim, Linda, Lavin, Kelli


Movie Flashback: “Sophie’s Choice”

Today, we take Meryl Streep’s brilliance as an actress for granted. We’ve seen so many magical performances through the years. Still, one can’t help but be blown away by Streep’s Oscar-winning performance in this film. From the review in the New York Times: Meryl Streep has already established herself as a performer of that caliber, but nothing in her earlier work fully anticipates ”Sophie’s Choice.” In Alan J. Pakula’s faithful screen adaptation of Mr. Styron’s novel, Miss Streep accomplishe...
Tags: Movies, Religion, New York Times, Meryl Streep, Oscar, Actresses, Sophie, Styron, Alan J Pakula, Streep, Movie Flashback, Sophie's Choice


Lori Tan Chinn Is a Scene-Stealer in Awkwafina’s New Series. But the Role Comes After Decades of Harassment and Discrimination

The actor Lori Tan Chinn shared an onscreen kiss with Al Pacino. She had scenes opposite Diane Keaton and Hugh Grant, and roles in Orange is the New Black and Roseanne . Before she moved to New York and appeared in several Broadway productions, Bruce Lee opened for her dance troupe at a Seattle parade. But Chinn also harbors the pain of a lifetime of rejection, harassment and discrimination. A rare Asian-American actor and dancer working at a time when issues of representation ...
Tags: New York, Television, News, China, Uncategorized, Netflix, New York Times, Queens, Meryl Streep, Broadway, Starbucks, Atlantic City, John Lithgow, Golden Globes, Bruce Lee, Seattle


Apple TV+ scores Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Meryl Streep, announces release dates for new shows

Apple has scored more big names for its newly launched streaming service, Apple TV+, including “Veep” and “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as Meryl Streep, the latter who’s attached to an animated short film about Earth Day, set to premiere on April 17. In addition, Apple has now announced several new series for Apple TV+, plus renewals and premiere dates for others. The upcoming Earth Day film, titled “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth” will also star the voice talents o...
Tags: Apple, TV, Hollywood, Television, Media, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Brooklyn, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Streaming, Rafe Spall, Bob


This Instagram Account Photoshops Meryl Streep Into Food

Some Instagram accounts are weird, others are pointless. This one is both weird and pointless. Scroll down to see the finest examples from it. More: Instagram, Etsy View this post on Instagram HAPPY HANUKKAH!!!! A post shared by tasteofstreep (@tasteofstreep) on Dec 22, 2019 at 9:34am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by tasteofstreep (@tasteofstreep) on Dec 16, 2019 at 8: Source
Tags: Food, Design, Inspirations, Streep, Meryl, Photomanipulations, Instagram Etsy View


The 100 Best Movies of the Decade [Part Two]

(Welcome to /Film’s countdown of The 100 Best Movies of the Decade, examining the absolute best movies that were released between 2010 and 2019. This is part two of a five-part series and part of our Best of the Decade series.) Last week, the /Film team sat down for an extended two-part podcast to narrow down the 100 best films of the past decade. When the dust settled, we were left with a family of movies that could not be more different: action films and intimate dramas and horror flicks and ...
Tags: Post, Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Washington Post, America, Features, Meryl Streep, Oscar, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, Paul Thomas Anderson, Evans, Graham, Banksy, Phil Lord


A Complete List of All the Original Shows and Movies in Development at HBO Max

We’re just a few days away from the launches of both AppleTV+ and Disney+, but there is still at least one more major player waiting to enter the streaming wars after those two: HBO Max. WarnerMedia’s streaming service will debut in spring of 2020 with around 10,000 hours of content available to consume, including popular hits like Friends and The Big Bang Theory. But there are also tons of original series in development for the new service, and we’re here to round them all up in one place so y...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, Maryland, Danai Gurira, Sesame Street, Boston, Amy Schumer, New York City, Nigeria, Disney, Kaley Cuoco


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in March 2019

We’re almost through the winter, folks. Hang in there. As February comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what’s hitting Netflix next month, including the long-awaited Triple Frontier, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and many more promising titles. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2019. Movies Coming to Netflix in March 2019   Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee‘s beautiful, poetic, soulful wuxia film defies gravity and breaks...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, Nasa, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Mark Wahlberg, Adaptation, Johnny Depp, Emma Thompson, Ang Lee, Doubt, Kathryn Bigelow, Saving Mr. Banks, Ron Howard, True Story


Dick Van Dyke’s cameo is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar: BRIAN VINER reviews Mary Poppins Returns

Enter fiction’s ultimate super-nanny, Mary Poppins, floating down from the ‘luvverly London sky’, of which more later, clutching her umbrella and carpet bag Mary Poppins Returns (U) Rating: Verdict: Not so supercalifragilistic    Walt Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins won no fewer than five Academy Awards, not to mention the hearts of tens of millions who saw it then and in all the decades since. When Julie Andrews stepped up to receive her Best Actress award from Sidney Poitier, the...
Tags: London, California, Religion, Disney, Brooklyn, Paddington, Meryl Streep, Rob Marshall, Buckingham Palace, Volkswagen, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, Jack, Miranda, Richard, Adolf Hitler


Wigs & More Wigs: All The Hair & Makeup Secrets Behind Mary Poppins Returns

We all know the 1934 story by P.L. Travers: An English nanny named Mary Poppins magically descends on a London family and uses kindness, discipline, and an odd sense of adventure to change the lives of the Banks family forever. Thirty years after Mary Poppins was first published, the fictional icon came to life on the big screen, and in Technicolor, with the help of Walt Disney, Julie Andrews, and Dick Van Dyke. Now, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Van Dyke (!) are back to reprise the belo...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, London, Disney, Meryl Streep, Rob Marshall, Jonah Hill, King, Dick Van Dyke, Michael, Topsy, Marshall, Dawes, Powell, Andrews


Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch After You’ve Seen ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

It has taken Mary Poppins a really long time to return. Like, “avoiding the statute of limitations” long. She flew off into the clouds over a half century ago, and now she’s returned with a new look, some new music, and several impossible leaps forward in animation technology. Mary Poppins Returns also enters our lives after the semi-true Saving Mr. Banks gave us some insight into why author P.L. Travers resisted selling the rights to Walt Disney for so long, as well as her disappointment at th...
Tags: London, Movies, Banks, Disney, Features, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, James Lapine, Rob Marshall, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Garner, Peter Pan, Miranda, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Baker


‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Clip and Featurette Focus on Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep

Mary Poppins Returns is going to sing and dance its way into movie theaters in just a few days, and Disney has unveiled another new clip that shows why Emily Blunt is truly the perfect person to take on this classic role. Oh, and there’s also a featurette about Mary Poppins’ cousin Topsy, who’s played by Meryl Streep. It goes without saying that Streep is an acting legend, but (*whispers*) she’s kind of terrible in this movie! See for yourself below. Mary Poppins Returns Clip This clip t...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Meryl Streep, Sequels, Rob Marshall, Emily Blunt, Michael, Topsy, Video Clips, Mary, Albert, Julie Andrews, Mary Poppins, Streep, Disney/Pixar


Streep jokes about top billing in next 'Mary Poppins'

At the London premiere of "Mary Poppins Returns," Meryl Streep says she wants to expand her small role in any sequels, while stars Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda talk about the importance of the film. (Dec. 13)            [Author: AP]
Tags: London, News, Ap, Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins, Streep, Mary Poppins Returns Meryl Streep


"I'm scared. I'm scared by him, by his possibility. And I do empathize with him. I can’t imagine what his 3 a.m. is like."

"There’s a gathering storm—everyone feels it, he feels it. His children are in jeopardy, and I feel that. I think, 'What if my children were in jeopardy?' I would do anything — anything — to get them out of trouble. So we should be afraid. That’s what I think."Said Meryl Streep, quoted in "Meryl Streep on Why People 'Should Be Afraid' of Trump" (Hollywood Reporter)."The Gathering Storm" is the title of the first volume of Winston Churchill's history of World War II. There are 2 films about Churc...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Law, France, Meryl Streep, Winston Churchill, Harvey Weinstein, Gary Oldman, Richard Burton, Churchill, Commonwealth, Trump, Soviet Union, Albert Finney, Streep, Ann Althouse


How Viola Davis Went From Soderbergh-ian Bit Player to Best of a Generation

(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.) What does it mean to be the best actor of a generation? And is it possible that kind of talent can remain hidden for decades? Those are the questions we need to consider when contemplating Viola Davis‘ explosive, peerless ability to embody another person from root to tip, from birth to death, to their very soul. And if there were any do...
Tags: Amazon, Viola Davis, Movies, Africa, Features, Julia Roberts, Ocean, Yale, Meryl Streep, Davis, Steven Soderbergh, Steve McQueen, Doubt, Miller, Sophie, Tony


‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Featurette: The Story Continues for the Magical Nanny

How do you recapture the magic of a classic movie like Mary Poppins? By casting a lead actress who is practically perfect in every way. Emily Blunt gets the spotlight in the latest Mary Poppins Returns  featurette released by Disney, which delves into how the story continues for the magical nanny and the Banks children. Mary Poppins Returns Featurette No one can replace the unmatchable Julie Andrews, but Blunt is a worthy successor. Taking on the role of the magical nanny that Andrews w...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Sequels, Rob-Marshall, Musical, Jack, Colin Firth, Video Clips, Lin Manuel Miranda, Julie Andrews, Andrews, Blunt, Mary Poppins, Streep, Disney/Pixar


The Ten Best Emily Blunt Movies

The Ten Best Emily Blunt Movies Emily Blunt’s less than a decade career has been among the most memorable of any modern actor. She has balanced work in indie darlings, big-budget films and later this year is stepping into perhaps her biggest role yet. Before she was cast to grace the screen as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, Blunt has yet to find a role to earn her an Oscar nomination. However, she certainly seems to be an actress destined to take that stage someday. In the meantime, we...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Mexico, Aaron Sorkin, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Afghanistan, Best Roles, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Victoria, Mike Nichols, Amy Adams, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rian Johnson


Robert Zemeckis Movies Ranked

Robert Zemeckis Movies Ranked On December 21st, Robert Zemeckis is releasing his new film, Welcome to Marwen .  It is a dramatic retelling of the true story exhibited in the astonishing 2010 documentary, Marwencol.   It is about Mark Hogancamp, a man who after a brutal assault, has massive physical and emotional problems.  He builds a model WWII town in his backyard and pours his heart and soul into the project. It is his artistic and therapeutic outlet to make sense of the tragedy that be...
Tags: Amazon, Chuck, London, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Washington, The Beatles, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, John Goodman, Back To The Future, Santa Claus, Angelina Jolie, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt


10 Best Hugh Grant movies

10 best Hugh Grant movies No one does it like Hugh Grant does. He’s handsome, he’s British, he’s charming, and he’s funny. He’s the perfect leading man for any drama, any romance, any comedy. He’s even managed to deliver a great performance or two in children’s movies. Hugh Grant would honestly be a national treasure if not for the fact that he came from the United Kingdom. Since the 1980s, Hugh Grant has been charming the pants (or trousers) off of audiences across the globe. He started out...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Julia Roberts, Britain, Brooklyn, Paddington, United Kingdom, Nick Hornby, Jane Austen, Renée Zellweger, Grant, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Bridget Jones, Nicholas Hoult, Maurice


10 Best Bruce Willis Movies

10 best Bruce Willis movies Throughout the 80s and 90s, Bruce Willis was the go-to tough guy for the role of the wisecracking, dynamic leading man. Willis scored a few uncredited roles in the early 80s before starring in the ABC television dramedy Moonlighting throughout the mid-to-late 80s. At that same time, Willis was making a name for himself in feature films. From 1988 onward, Willis would become one of America’s most compelling movie stars. His films have gone on to earn over 2.5 billi...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Abc, Michael Bay, America, Wes Anderson, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Purchase, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Black, David Dunn, Joe, Bruce Willis, Willis