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Directed by Academy Award® Winner George Clooney
Written by Academy Award® Winner William Monahan
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning author J.R. Moehringer’s memoir “The Tender Bar”
Produced by Academy Award Winning Producer Grant Heslov and Ted Hope
Starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Emmy Award Winner Christopher Lloyd,
Lily Rabe, and introducing Daniel Ranieri
The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Christopher Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar. The Tender Bar is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by J.R. Moehringer.
104 Minutes | Rated R
FuturepreviewsLLC host Amber Bollard interview with Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins For the new limited series The Underground Railroad May 14, 2021 on Amazon Prime. First Look Exclusive | Subscribe https://youtube.com/channel/UC2IN1p9X5dGi3DnO2cPV8bQ
From Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins and based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s (newcomer Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumored Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil.
Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway (Joel Edgerton), a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught.
As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realize a life she never thought was possible.
The Underground Railroad stars Thuso Mbedu, Chase W. Dillon and Joel Edgerton. Aaron Pierre, William Jackson Harper, Sheila Atim, Amber Gray, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji, Damon Herriman, Lily Rabe, Irone Singleton, Mychal-Bella Bowman, Marcus “MJ” Gladney, Jr., Will Poulter and Peter Mullan round out the cast.
Barry Jenkins serves as showrunner and directs all ten episodes of the limited series. He executive produces alongside Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyt and Colson Whitehead. The Underground Railroad is a production of Plan B, Pastel and Big Indie with Amazon Studios.
When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans.
When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it’s up to her double Princess Stacy of Belgravia to get these star-crossed lovers back together… but the course of true love is complicated by the appearance of a handsome royal who’s intent on stealing Margaret’s heart. Throw in the unexpected arrival of Margaret’s outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, a third look-alike who has ambitions of her own, and you have the recipe for Christmas triple trouble!
Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
Brad Krevoy, Steven R. McGlothen, Vanessa Hudgens
Executive Produced By
Amanda Phillips Atkins, Eric Jarboe, Jimmy Townsend, Robin Bernheim Burger
An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that
has had a profound impact on culture, politics and education.
With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel
Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers.
supervision and orchestrations are by Alex Lacamoire,
choreography is by Andy Blankenbuehler, and
filming was produced by RadicalMedia.
“Hamilton” stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos
as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.
The ensemble is comprised of: Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Hope Easterbrook, Sydney James
Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Elizabeth Judd, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart and
“HAMILTON” FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – QUOTES
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music & Lyrics/Producer/Alexander Hamilton)
“It was an incredible privilege to be able to film the show. It’s rare when that happens, but it was
important to document the communal experience.”
“This is the best rehearsed movie in the history of movies, as each performer has performed their role hundreds of times. No one has had this seat in the house…it is better than the best seat in the house.”
Thomas Kail (Director)
“Good acting is good acting, whether it’s across the footlights of a stage or the camera that’s two inches away from your face.”
“I think the show is different depending on where you are and when you see it. This is a show that premiered during the Obama administration, which is a very different White House than the one we have now. The words haven’t changed but the world has changed.”
“I’m probably prouder of ‘Satisfied’ than almost any other song I’ve ever written in terms of the ways in which it tells a story, the way in which it, even though it’s technically, very complicated and thematically, very complicated, it’s crystal-clear because Angelica Schuyler’s mind is so sharp.”
“It is so incredible and galvanizing to be able to see Leslie’s performance of ‘Wait for It,’ which I always had to watch from the wings on stage. It reminds me of how lucky I was to be in such incredible company every night.”
“I’m incredibly grateful that the world will be able to see this. Theater is a communal artistic experience, and this film is a love letter to live theater.”
“The shows that we did with an audience we did non-stop. The cameras were positioned in the house or on the stage and we just ran the shows as we always did.”
“We are thrilled for fans of the show, and new audiences across the world, to experience what it was like on stage – and in the audience. We wanted to give everyone the same seat, which is what this film provides.”
“There was something in the air and the cast knew it was coming to an end, so there was a kind of intensity and emotionality that was present in these performances that wasn’t necessarily the same as it was when we first started doing the show.”
“’Satisfied’ changes time and plays with the time dynamic. The show doesn’t proceed in a linear fashion, it’s elliptical…it’s not continuous time, but it’s always moving forward, and ‘Satisfied’ is the first moment in our show where we stop time. What we are doing in that song is setting up the final duel…we’re setting up the bullet, and what we’re able to do on film is be much more subjective with the camera so it feels a little more like we’re going inside her brain. The cut pattern is quite accelerated and the camera angles are quite varied, and we did that because we wanted to also break the form in the cinematic language in the same way that we break the form in the theatrical language in the theater.”
“This film celebrates the work of our extraordinary designers.”
The Main Event(Netflix) Clips, Behind The Scenes
After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old boy enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.
When 11-year-old Leo Thompson (Seth Carr) discovers a magical wrestling mask that grants him super strength, he uses it to enter a WWE competition. With the support of his grandmother (Tichina Arnold), Leo will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Can one kid win it all, in the face of epic challengers in the ring? Directed by Jay Karas, THE MAIN EVENT co-stars Adam Pally, Ken Marino, and features WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus
LOS ANGELES, CA — AARP The Magazine’s 19th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards were held Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, celebrating 2019’s standout films with unique appeal to moviegoers 50+ and recognizing the inspiring artists who make them.
For nearly two decades, AARP’s Movies for Grownups program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism, and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. Hosted by iconic screen and stage performer Tony Danza, the star-studded awards ceremony included a touching tribute to Career Achievement Award honoree, Annette Bening. Bening spoke about the power of shared purpose, vulnerability and comradarie in filmmaking as Tinseltown’s elite turned out to laud her.
Other highlights of the evening included a special appearance by Diane Ladd, who presented Best Supporting Actress award to daughter Laura Dern for her performance in “Marriage Story,” returning a gesture daughter gave to mom at MFG four years ago. Rock and pop legend Linda Ronstadt earned a prolonged standing ovation for Best Documentary, “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” presented by her friend of three-plus decades Maria Muldaur. Conan O’Brien hilariously cut down Adam Sandler, as the “desperate” Best Actor awardee descended on the stage before O’Brien could finish talking up Sandler’s performance in “Uncut Gems.” And Finn Wittrock presented the Best Actress award to Renée Zellweger for portraying “Judy” 80 years after Garland starred in “The Wizard of Oz.”
The Awards ceremony will be broadcast by Great Performances for the third consecutive year on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 6 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings), and will be available to stream the following day on pbs.org/moviesforgrownups and the PBS Video app.
The complete list of the 19th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards Winners
Career Achievement: Annette Bening
Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: The Irishman
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger (Judy)
Best Actor: Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems)
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Best Director: Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Best Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)
Best Ensemble: Knives Out
Best Intergenerational Film: The Farewell
Best Foreign Language Film: Pain & Glory (Spain)
Readers’ Choice: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Best Time Capsule: Harriet
Consumer Cellular is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Movies for Grownups Awards. Event proceeds benefit AARP Foundation, which works to end senior poverty by helping vulnerable older adults, in Los Angeles and across the country, build economic opportunity and social connectedness.
About Movies for Grownups:
AARP’s Movies for Grownups advocates for the 50-plus audience by fighting ageism in the entertainment industry and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. With weekly news and reviews, nationwide screenings and an annual awards event, AARP champions movies for grownups, by grownups. For more information go to www.aarp.org/moviesforgrownups.
About Great Performances:
Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. Throughout its more than 40-year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming.
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About AARP The Magazine’s Movies For Grownups® Awards’ Philanthropic Goals
The annual Movies for Grownups® Awards raises funds for AARP Foundation, AARP’s affiliated charity, which helps vulnerable older adults around the country transform their lives through programs, services and vigorous legal advocacy. AARP Foundation works to increase economic opportunity and social connections to prevent and reduce senior poverty.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
About WNET WNET is America’s flagship PBS station: parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its new ALL ARTS multi-platform initiative, its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each month. WNET produces and presents a wide range of acclaimed PBS series, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, and the nightly interview program Amanpour and Company. In addition, WNET produces numerous documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings, as well as multi-platform initiatives addressing poverty and climate. Through THIRTEEN Passport and WLIW Passport, station members can stream new and archival THIRTEEN, WLIW and PBS programming anytime, anywhere.
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Based on the best-selling book by Stephan Pastis, the Disney+ original movie “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” follows the hilarious exploits of Timmy Failure, a quirky, deadpan 5th grader from Portland who, along with a 1,500-pound polar bear named Total, operates Total Failure Inc., a detective agency. Somewhat of an outsider at his elementary school, Timmy is clueless but confident and wants to see his detective agency become the best in the world. But first he must navigate the world of adults around him, including his overburdened mother Patty, her well-meaning boyfriend Crispin, his teacher and nemesis Mr. Crocus, and Mr. Jenkins, a school- mandated guidance counselor, and figure out what it means to be normal when you know deep down inside you’re different.
“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made” is directed by Tom McCarthy from a screenplay by Tom McCarthy and Stephan Pastis based on the book by Pastis. The producers are Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., and Tom McCarthy, p.g.a., with Michael Bederman and Kate Churchill serving as executive producers. The film stars: Winslow Fegley as Timmy Failure, Ophelia Lovibond as Patty Failure, Kyle Bornheimer as Crispin, Wallace Shawn as Mr. Crocus and Craig Robinson as Mr. Jenkins.
Stephan Pastis, creator and illustrator of the syndicated comic strip “Pearls Before Swine,” wrote his first children’s book, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” in 2013. The book, a chapter book targeting middle school students, became a New York Times bestseller and spawned six additional titles (“Now Look What You’ve Done,” “We Meet Again,” “Sanitized for Your Protection,” “The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have,” “The Cat Stole My Pants” and “It’s the End When I Say It’s the End”). It also made a fan out of filmmaker Tom McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “The Visitor” and “Win Win”).
“A colleague of mine had read the book and thought it was hilarious, so she put it on my desk and I was immediately engaged by it,” says McCarthy. “I thought the humor and the voice were original, and it had a subversive quality yet was still very accessible and unique. I fell in love with the character and his indomitable spirit.”
At that point he didn’t know what it could be, but McCarthy immediately hit it off with Pastis, as they share a love of movies and good storytelling, and the project began to take shape. McCarthy, who was just coming off the success of “Spotlight,” a film he wrote and directed and for which he won an Oscar® for best original screenplay,
was looking to make a film that parents would enjoy as much as kids. “Kids are so sophisticated right now, so we doubled down and trusted that they would elevate to the movie,” he says.
McCarthy and Pastis decided to team up and write the screenplay together, and both were intent on remaining as faithful to the book as possible. “For me, it was important that the characters kept their voices that I created for the books and that they were pure,” says Pastis.
“Timmy is a special kid,” continues Pastis. “He’s really kind of lost in his own head, but that head is pretty magnificent. He has grand ideas and he’s very imaginative and creative. His escape from the world is really that— dipping into his own head. He can survive any situation by disappearing inward.”
McCarthy reached out to Jim Whitaker (“A Wrinkle in Time,” “Pete’s Dragon”), who immediately read the book and came on board as producer. “The book has this amazing theme of being different and testing the idea of what it means to try and be normal when at heart you’re different,” says Whitaker, “and I loved what Tom was looking to do with the story. I was humbled to be invited into the process.”
Whitaker also found the fantasy sequences appealing, saying, “It’s an independent film that has these giant flash-aways that have scope and emotionality to them that I think are going to make the movie both grounded and, at the same time, incredibly funny.”
In addition to the story’s comedic elements, there are emotional elements as well. Pastis explains, “I think it’s great because on one track it’s meant to be funny, so all of Timmy’s visual fantasies are often outrageous—and hopefully funny—but at the same time there’s this heart line that runs through the story. Here’s this boy with a single mom, and no dad, and you feel that.”
For the very first time, the world’s biggest superstar, Justin Bieber, is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an intimate look into the past few years of his life. From the joys of marriage to the struggles through difficult seasons, Justin opens up to reveal his biggest challenges as he gets back into the studio to record his first album since 2015. Watch the full trailer now, which features a sneak peek of his new single “Yummy.” Justin Bieber: Seasons a new documentary series premieres January 27 and you can choose how you want to watch – get early access to new episodes and watch the series ad-free with YouTube Premium or watch two new episodes each week with ads for free on YouTube. Learn more at https://support.google.com/youtube/an…. Check out YouTube Premium at: https://www.youtube.com/premium/origi… See if Premium is available in your country at: https://support.google.com/youtube/an…
Four years after witnessing the horrors of a brutal regime in the Middle Eastern nation of Turgistan, an unnamed American billionaire and philanthropist who made his fortunes from inventing neodymium magnets fakes his own death to form an anonymous vigilante squad to take down criminals and terrorists that governments will not touch. Now known as “One”, he recruits five other people to abandon their pasts and join his cause as “Ghosts”: Two, a spy; Three, a hitman; Four, a parkour runner and thief; Five, a doctor; and Six, a driver.
On their first mission in Florence, Italy, the team kills the lawyer of Turgistan’s four generals before they are chased across the city by the Mafia and the police. Six is killed just as they manage to get away. Days later, One recruits former Delta Force sniper Blaine and renames him “Seven”. One plans a mission to stage a coup d’état to topple the government of Turgistan dictator Rovach Alimov and install his imprisoned brother Murat as the country’s new leader during the Day of the Dead.
The team assassinates Rovach’s generals in Las Vegas and successfully extract Murat from Hong Kong, but following an argument between One and Seven, the Ghosts break their code of anonymity and reveal each other’s names. In Turgistan, One sets his plan in motion by hacking the state-run television station during Rovach’s address to give Murat a voice to the people. Murat’s impromptu speech inspires the citizens to revolt while strategic explosions in the city force Rovach to evacuate to his private yacht and Murat occupies the palace. The Ghosts storm through the yacht and One activates a magnetic pulse to incapacitate the guards. When the yacht is immobilized in the middle of the ocean, Rovach flees by helicopter, only to discover it to be commandeered by Murat and the Ghosts, who drop him near the border to feed him to the refugees.
In the aftermath of the revolution, Murat becomes Turgistan’s new president and the Ghosts part ways until they are once again needed. One travels to New York City and sees his illegitimate son, who he will pass his fortunes to should he die in the next mission.
Togo is an upcoming American drama film that is set to debut on Disney+. The film was directed by Ericson Core, produced by Kim Zubick, written by Tom Flynn and stars Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Gaston, Michael McElhatton, Jamie McShane, Michael Greyeyes, Thorbjørn Harr, Shaun Benson and Nikolai Nikolaeff. The film will debut on December 20, 2019.
Togo centers on “two key figures in the 1925 serum run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy, in which dog-sled teams relayed to transport diphtheria antitoxin serum through harsh conditions over nearly 700 miles to save the Alaskan town of Nome from an epidemic.