Coming-of-age drama “We the Animals” has scored a leading five Spirit Awards nominations, with “Eighth Grade,” “First Reformed,” and “You Were Never Really Here” taking four each. Nominations were announced on Friday morning by “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 23 — the day before the Academy Awards — in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. The show, now in its 34th year, will air on IFC.
Here is the full list of nominations:
Best Female Lead: Glenn Close, THE WIFE
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After announcing its pick-up of Trautmann at the start of the week, new distribution outfit Parkland Entertainment has acquired Emilio Estevez’s The Public for the UK.
The film, which is being sold at AFM by the Capstone Group, has an ensemble cast that includes Estevez, Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Gabrielle Union, Jacob Vargas, Michael K Williams and Jeffrey Wright. The deal was negotiated by Tom Stewart, Acquisitions Director of Parkland Entertainment and Pia Patatian, VP, Sales at Capstone Group.
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Heathers trailer screencaps
Added screencaps from the following to the Gallery.
* Interview with the Vampire
* My Own Worst Enemy (9 episodes)
Christian Slater has definitely been known as a heartthrob in the 80s and even into the 90s, but that’s kind of where his star started to dim a bit since by the late 90s he was seen less and less on the big screen and a lot more in bit parts and on TV movies that never really went anywhere. He’s made an astounding comeback in the last several years if you’ve been watching and has managed to regain his star status, but his time in the 80s was something that was both building to the crescendo that was the 90s and yet was still enough to make him a memorable character in many movies that he found himself in. In many ways he had the same look throughout many of his movies but at the very least he didn’t always have the same act. The same mannerisms maybe, but a different person each time. Here are some of the movies he starred in back in the 80s. Read More here
The end is in sight for USA Network’s critically praised Mr. Robot. The drama series, from creator Sam Esmail and Universal Cable Prods., will wrap after its upcoming fourth season in 2019, Deadline has confirmed. Read More here
Glenn Close has won multiple Tonys, Emmys and numerous other awards in her storied career. She also is, perplexingly, a frequent Oscar bridesmaid, having been nominated six times but still without a win. That finally and deservedly could change this year with The Wife, in which she delivers what might be her greatest big-screen performance. The film is equally as good as its star, a movie that is as timely and compelling as they come.
Slater is also terrific here in a sly turn that is lots of fun to watch.
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From director Björn Runge and adapted by Jane Anderson from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name, The Wife follows Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce), at a time when he is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work as a novelist. While in Stockholm for the ceremony and festivities, nearly 40 years of marriage weighs on Joan, at the same time journalist Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater) is working on the definitive biography of her husband, authorized or not, leading old and long-buried truths to finally reach the surface. At the film’s Los Angeles press day, Collider got the opportunity to sit down and chat 1-on-1 with actor Christian Slater about why he found this to be such an absorbing story, working with talents like Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce, shooting the film in Glasgow, Scotland, understanding his character, the scene he most enjoyed shooting, and the importance of journalists who seek the truth. He also talked about the relevance of his TV series Mr. Robot, which will be heading into its fourth (and possibly last) season, and having no idea where things are going next with the storytelling. Read More here
Prolific actor Christian Slater joins legendary actors Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer, directed by Björn Runge, with a screenplay by Jane Anderson. It tells the story of Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) reflecting on her life during a trip to Stockholm. Her husband, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), is going to receive a Noble Prize in Literature and the couple is traveling to Stockholm for the presentation. Christian Slater plays Nathaniel Bone, who looking into the truth of Joe Castleman’s career. Slater also talked his show Mr. Robot and its connection to current events. Read More here