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Friday, July 20, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018; Currently Bette Midler’s “Freak Show” is #5 out of 60

Mister D: So far only about 500 people have voted on this list and Freak Show is starting out in great shape. Let’s keep her in the spotlight. Make sure to go to Ranker and sign up. It’s easy. Then head on over and Click Here to vote. Freak Show Poster Ranker Vote for the best drama movies of 2018… July 14, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018.

Whether they’re about historical events or fictional stories of romance, tension, and love, the best drama movies of 2018 left viewers inspired and emotional. What were the best drama movies this year? Help decide below. Featuring romantic dramas, coming-of-age movies, biopics, and comedy-dramas, this list of good 2018 shows includes 12 StrongChappaquiddickLean on Pete, and Permission. Good drama films usually feature compelling characters and intriguing storylines, avoiding melodrama in favor of more realistic plot lines and complicated protagonists. Which drama movies of 2018 fit such a description? Vote on this list of 2018 drama movies. Give an up vote to the best drama movies of 2018 and down vote anything you feel is overrated or downright bad.


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12 Strong Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña12 Strong (also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers) is a 2018 American war drama film directed by Nicolai Fuglsig. Following the September 11 attacks, Task…more


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Forever My Girl Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, John Benjamin Hickey Forever My Girl is a 2018 romantic drama film directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf. After being gone for a decade, a country star (Alex Roe) returns home to the love (Jessica Rothe) he left behind.


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Thoroughbreds Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin Thoroughbreds is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Cory Finley. After years of growing apart, upper-class teenagers Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindle their …more


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Final Portrait Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy Final Portrait is a 2017 British-American drama film directed by Stanley Tucci. In Paris 1964, famed painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) asks James Lord (Armie Hammer), the American…more


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Freak Show Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler Freak Show is a 2018 American drama film directed by Trudie Styler, based on the novel by James St. James. Despite attending an ultra-conservative high school, Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther) decides…more


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The Strange Ones Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus Strange Ones is a 2017 American drama film directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein. Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American …more


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Nostalgia Jon Hamm, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn Nostalgia is a 2018 American drama film directed by Mark Pellington. A group of people is connected through a loss.


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The 15:17 to Paris Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone The 15:17 to Paris is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the 2015 Thalys train attack. Three Americans (Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek …more


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First Reformed Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer First Reformed is a 2017 American drama thriller film directed by Paul Schrader. Grieving over the death of his son, an ex-military chaplain (Ethan Hawke) is further challenged when a young …more


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Leave No Trace Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober Leave No Trace is a 2018 American film directed by Debra Granik, based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock. A father (Ben Foster) and his 13-year-old daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) are living …more


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Every Day Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan Every Day is a 2018 American romantic-drama directed by Michael Sucsy, based on the novel by David Levithan. 16-year-old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with a spirit named A, a traveling…more


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Disobedience Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola Disobedience is a 2017 British-Irish-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio, based on the novel by Noami Alderman. A woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home …more


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Eighth Grade Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson Eighth Grade is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Bo Burnham. An eighth grader (Elsie Fisher) struggles to finish her last week of classes before embarking for high school.


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The Rider Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau The Rider is a 2017 American drama film directed by Chloé Zhao. After suffering a near-fatal head injury, a young cowboy (Brady Jandreau) undertakes a search for a new identity and what it …more


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Breath Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki, Samson CoulterBreath is a 2018 drama film directed by Simon Baker, based on the novel by Tim Winton. Two teenage boys form an unlikely connection with an older surfer (Simon Baker).


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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a 2018 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, based on the memoir by John Callahan. After nearly losing his life in a car accident, a slacker…more


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Shock and Awe Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden Shock, and Awe is a 2017 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner. Journalists investigate the assertions by the Bush Administration concerning Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of …more


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A Fantastic Woman Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco A Fantastic Woman is a 2017 Chilean drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Marina (Daniela Vega), a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her …more


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Lean on Pete Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Travis Fimmel Lean on Pete is a 2017 British drama film directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel by Willy Vlautin. A teenager (Charlie Plummer) gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends…more


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Four Hollywood celebrities who powered through awards-show play-off music

Outlook THE NEWS SCROLL 11 JANUARY 2018 Last Updated at 4:08 PM Four H`wood celebrities who powered through awards-show play-off music Los Angeles [U.S.A], January 11 : “Lower the music, it’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute,” said Guillermo Del Toro, after winning his first ever Golden Globe for Best Director at this year’s star-studded ceremony. He totally admonished the orchestra for trying to cut short his acceptance speech. But, if you thought that he was the only celebrity to power through the awards-show play-off music, then you are wrong. Here are four Hollywood stars, who ‘shut’ the music which was ruining a fairytale moment in their career: 1) Bette Midler (2017 Tony Awards) Why would someone, who’s career spans over 50 years in the entertainment industry would want the crappy music to ruin her first ever Tony Award? Bette Midler, who won her first Tony Award for acting in 2017, she said, “Shut that crap off!” when the music starting playing during her speech. The music could not stop her from continuing the speech and went on to continue her speech for more than four minutes. 2) Cuba Gooding Jr. (Oscars 1997) Cuba Gooding Jr. knew that the music is surely going to play a spoilsport in such a joyous moment in his professional life, so he started his Oscar acceptance speech by saying, “I know I have a little bit of time, so I’m going to rush and say everybody and you can cut away and I won’t be mad at you.” Despite the loud music, the actor, who won the Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Jerry Maguire,’ continued to shout “thanks” and in all excitement declared that he loves all the cast members of the movie, to which stars like Steve Martin and Will Smith stood up and applauded. 3) Adrien Brody (Oscars 2003) Adrien Brody just not made his Oscar moment memorable by bestowing a kiss on presenter Halle Berry while accepting his Best Actor award for his acting in ‘The Pianist’, but Brody also powered through the music to end his acceptance speech. He said, “One second, please. One second. Cut it out. I got one shot at this. I didn’t say more than five names, I don’t think.” In the end, the ‘Predators’ star got a second standing ovation for his words. 4) Michael Moore (Oscars 2003) In what is considered to be one of the memorable speeches in the Oscars history, Michael Moore, who won the Oscar for ‘Best Documentary (Feature)’ in 2003, just ignored every rule that has been mentioned in the books of ‘The Academy’ and delivered an ‘Anti-Bush’ speech by calling him a “fictitious president” who sent “us to war for fictitious reasons.” Despite the blaring music and boos from the audience he continued his speech and said, “Shame on you, Mr. Bush! Shame on you!”
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Bette Midler Shines At 2014 Golden Heart Awards

Jewish Journal Les Moonves, Halle Berry, Bette Midler, Anna Wintour Shine At 2014 Golden Heart Awards Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014 Bette+Midler+God+Love+Deliver+Golden+Heart+EYtRUPVr8o_l Director of CBS Les Moonves and Anna Wintour were honored at the 2014 Golden Heart Awards,which featured God’s Love We Deliver, which started as a charity to help those infected with HIV, but has broadened to include delivering meals to people with a wide range of illnesses. Les Moonves was honored at the event sponsored by Michael Kors, and he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “You fit everything in your life, because it is really important to be balanced. I love my family, and I love giving back,” Moonves stood alongside his wife Julie Chen. He then spoke of his work at CBS and praised God’s Love We Deliver for “touching people quite literally, in their homes and in their hearts.” The star-studded evening raised $3.9 million for the organization. Bette Midler was on hand to joke about her various hairstyles, make fun of several guests and discuss how she relates to the organization, “Look how much the organization has grown — it’s a story of remarkable transformation. Transformation is a bit of a specialty of mine. When I started my career, I was a redhead singing in bathhouses where underwear was optional for both audiences and performers. And now look at me. I‘m a blonde philanthropist dressed neck-to-knee in Michael Kors. Now that’s a transformation.” Anne Wintour of whom Midler joked, “I have more hairstyles in one day than Anne has in 30 freakin‘ years” was awarded the Michael Kors award for Outstanding Community Service. Richard Feldman, who has been a volunteer for 20 years, was also given an award. One of Joan Rivers’ final requests was that those who wished to make donations in her memory should make them to God’s Love We Deliver. For more photos: Click Here
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bette Midler Attends God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards

Vogue God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Honoring Anna Wintour, Leslie Moonves, and Richard E. Feldman By Chloe Malle Bette+Midler+God+Love+Deliver+Golden+Heart+0Xb3Z_Fi3Rjl It is a rare feat to turn a Manhattan fundraiser for close to 700 jaded New Yorkers into a celebration of an organization that evokes the same sincerity and generosity of spirit as the services it provides. However, on Thursday evening the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards, honoring Anna Wintour, Leslie Moonves, and Richard E. Feldman, managed to do just that, though we’d expect no less from the grassroots-cum-powerhouse organization that dutifully delivers over one million meals to those suffering from HIV/AIDS and other illnesses. And that is not to say the event was short on glamour, on the contrary, the boxwood step and repeat with God’s Love hand-on-heart logo crafted out of vermillion carnations and white roses was a lightning storm of flashbulbs as Blake Lively made her first pregnant red-carpet appearance and Halle Berry posed in a cutout Michael Kors dress as sexy as her famed Bond-girl bathing suit. (Thursday also marked World Food Day, an occasion Kors used to promote his Watch Hunger Stop campaign, in which Berry is a partner.) After last week’s cyber-shattering news of Lively’s impending motherhood, the first red-carpet appearance was bound to be as anticipated as the end-of-series Gossip Girl reveal. It did not disappoint: a floor-length stretch tulle confection with oleander and lilac embroidery, also courtesy of Mr. Kors, covered Lively’s emergent baby bump. “I’ve kinda always been a mama,” she told an E! News reporter when asked about forthcoming motherhood. Meanwhile Nicola Peltz posed like a red-carpet veteran, swiveling her torso to most advantageously reveal the sleek cutouts of her black Kors frock. Gigi Hadid explained that choosing her white, crystal-embroidered Kors minidress was easy, “I chose the short, sparkly one!” Both of those young ladies are only nineteen but God’s Love is nearing its 30th birthday. “Can you believe God’s Love is 29 years old this year?” a cheeky Bette Midler asked the audience, “In another year we’ll be too old to date Johnny Depp!” Midler then introduced “the man, the myth, the magnificent: Michael Kors.” “I don’t know if everyone here is a fan of I Love Lucy,” said Kors, assuming the podium, “but if you love the episode at the chocolate factory like I do, then guess what, you haven’t lived until you have seen Michael Kors and Anna Wintour at work in the God’s Love kitchen—Lucy and Ethel have nothing on us!” (Wintour would later suggest an amendment to the analogy: “Michael, I thought of us more like Beyoncé and Jay Z.“) Indeed, along with a cast of Condé Nast volunteers Kors and Wintour—Lucy and Ethel—prepared and packaged a record-breaking 1,200 meals in two hours for God’s Love recipients, and it was in this spirit that Kors announced his gift in Wintour’s honor. “I have never met anyone who has more of a roll up your sleeves and find a solution attitude than Anna Wintour and God’s Love is a roll up your sleeves and find a solution kind of organization. I personally think the Anna Wintour Volunteer Center has a very nice ring to it.” A visibly moved Wintour began by thanking the legions of volunteers who make God’s Love the powerhouse organization that it has been and continues to be, “At the heart of the God’s Love mission is a nearly all volunteer force doing their amazing work day in and day out and this center will be a true testament to the spirit of the organization and to the dedicated volunteers like my incredible fellow honoree Richard Feldman, who has been working with God’s Love for over 25 years.” Wintour stressed the importance of speaking up and being a vital and vocal part of a conversation that may otherwise not be had. “The worst thing you can do is not talk about something, it’s just a human instinct that one has to fight against, I know that I do and it’s one of the many, many things that Michael and Blaine [Trump] and everyone who supports God’s Love, thanks to their efforts countless men and women with HIV and other illnesses have realized that there are others in the same situation and they’re surrounded by people who can help.” As Midler said earlier, “No one understands fashion and style better than Anna does and tonight she proves that nothing is more stylish than generosity—it goes with everything.” Particularly a wasp-waisted Michael Kors sheath dress. Les Moonves, Anna Wintour Honored at Golden Heart Awards With Halle Berry, Blake Lively The God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards – Red Carpet GOLDEN GIRL: Halle Berry Gets GORGE For God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards Blake Lively Shows Off Her Baby Bump At The God’s Love We Deliver 2014 Golden Hearts Awards Gala

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TV: When good actors go bad

Mister D: I actually like the movie they picked for Bette! San Fransisco Gate TV: When good actors make bad TV or movies March 27, 2013 382598_221842454556066_2213 I was all set to love the new “Masterpiece Classic” “Mr. Selfridge,” partly because “Masterpiece” generally lives up to its name, but mostly because I love Jeremy Piven. For me, and for many other viewers, Piven was a big reason “Entourage” was such great TV. So I settled in with a bowl of imaginary popcorn (no carbs, please) and a not imaginary dog named Morgan to watch the first episodes a couple of weeks ago: It was a slog. Even the dog fell asleep and he’s usually a very attentive critic. (By the way, still trying to understand how PBS defines “Masterpiece Classic”: “Selfridge” is based on a 2007 book, but it is about the UK in 1909, so I guess the definition is “anytime someone wears old clothes.” According to that definition, I hereby qualify as a “classic” almost every day of the week.) Royce (Adrien Brody) and Isabelle (Alice Braga) take aim during their desperate battle against the alien Predators in “Predators.” Anyway, back to Piven. It isn’t just a case of miscasting, unfortunately. By anyone’s estimation, Piven should have been just perfect to play a loudmouth American department store tycoon trying to get the British to bring their sales techniques into the 20th century. But his performance just misses the mark. Over and over again. You can find my review here on the sfchronicle.com premium site. That got me thinking about many TV shows and films I’ve seen over the years where an actor I have admired finds him or herself flailing in a terrible role in a terrible project. I’m not sure if Adrien Brody is the all-time champ of “when bad films or TV shows happen to good actors,” but he sure is up there. Although he won an Oscar for “The Pianist,” he has made such memorable films as “Dummy,” “The Singing Detective,” ”The Experiment,” and “Giallo.” Brody filed suit against the “Giallo” filmmakers to block the DVD release until he got his full salary. The case was eventually settled, which is to say: At least Brody got more out of this film than the audience did. Brody has done some good work, and some successful work, which is not always the same thing. But his choices are often so odd, if there were an award for good actors in bad films, it would be called the Brody. Some other potential Brody winners on my list: Nicole Kidman in “Bewitched,” Al Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate,” Patrick Wilson in “A Gifted Man,” Robert De Niro in “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” Dustin Hoffman in “Hook,” Meryl Streep in “Mamma Mia,” James Gandolfini in “The Mexican,” Bette Midler in “Jinxed,” Liam Neeson in “Satisfaction,” Helen Mirren in “Love Ranch,” Daniel Day Lewis in “Nine,” Halle Berry in “Catwoman,” Laurence Olivier in “Clash of the Titans,” Katharine Hepburn in “Grace Quigley,” Bette Davis in “Burnt Offerings,” Olivia de Havilland in “Lady in a Cage.” I could go on, as the saying goes, but now it’s your turn: Who are your Brody nominations for good actors trapped in crappy roles or projects?

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    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    Costume Designer Guild Award Winners

    Below The Line Costume Designer Guild Award Winners Announced February 22, 2011 | By Staff The winners of the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were announced today at a star-studded gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Guild, along with presenting sponsor Lacoste, handed out competitive awards for costume design excellence in seven categories including films, television and commercials. In addition, five honorary awards were presented at the Awards Gala: This year, the Guild honored Halle Berry, Academy Award-winning actress and Golden Globe nominee for Frankie and Alice, with the newly titled Lacoste Spotlight Award. Berry was presented the award by Samuel L. Jackson. Two-time Oscar nominee and multiple Emmy winning costume designer Julie Weiss was given the Disaronno Career Achievement in Film and Television Award. A montage highlighting her extraordinary career was introduced by designer favorites Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, and the award was presented by Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton and Diane Lane. The Distinguished Collaborator Award was presented to famed director, Joel Schumacher by Bill Maher. Beloved costume designer Michael Dennison was inducted posthumously into the Guild’s Hall of Fame for his work on television and feature films such as Eat Pray Love (2010) and Georgia O’Keefe (2009). The event was hosted by actress, Kristin Davis. Presenters such as, Kellan Lutz, Ginnifer Goodwin and Claire Danes were escorted to the gala in stylish and luxurious Audi sedans. Attendees also included: Matt Bomer, Lisa Edelstein, Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sarah Hyland, Brittany Robertson, Matt Lauria, Isaiah Mustafa, Beau Garrett, Melora Hardin, Bette Midler, Kathy Griffin, Jamie Bamber, Elizabeth Berkley, Angela Landsbury, Roma Maffia, Jacqueline Mazarella, and Holland Taylor. 13th annual Costume Designers Guild award winners announced on February 22, 2011 at the awards gala were: Excellence in contemporary film Black Swan – Amy Westcott Excellence in period film The King’s Speech – Jenny Beavan Excellence in fantasy film Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood Outstanding contemporary televsion series Glee – Lou Eyrich Outstanding period/fantasy televsion series Boardwalk Empire – John Dunn & Lisa Padovani Outstanding made for television movie or mini series Temple Grandin – Cindy Evans Excellence in commercial costume design Chanel – Bleu de Chanel – Aude Bronson‐Howard
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    Thursday, January 27, 2011

    Bette Midler: Campiest Oscar Presenter Ever!

    Art Attack Houston Press Vid Pick: Camp Oscar By Vernon Caldera published: Wed., Jan. 26 2011 @ 7:50AM ​With the Oscar nominations announced yesterday, we got to thinking about our favorite Oscar moments. Roberto Benigni climbing over Americans. Adrien Brody smacking on Halle Berry. Yes, we loved these moments here at Art Attack, but in a post-Gervais world, these feel done. Let’s face it, traditional award shows are yesterday’s news. We want to know, which videos should hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco use to make Oscar night campier than the Golden Globes? We predict multiple drag performances from both. Who’s your favorite Oscar presenter or award winner? In our eyes, Bette Midler‘s presentation at the 1982 Oscars still outcamps them all! Click ahead for the video.
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