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Johnny Depp Poses from Behind Bars with Film Festival Award Weeks After Losing Libel Suit



a person wearing a costume: The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is "one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema"


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The Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival said that Johnny Depp is “one of the most versatile performers of modern cinema”

Johnny Depp had one very interesting way of accepting a recent award.

On Saturday, the 57-year-old actor accepted an award from the Polish EnergaCamerimage film festival, where he posed for a photo behind bars to accept the acting honor.

The film festival, which is dedicated to “the art of cinematography and its creators,” per the event’s website, awarded the Pirates of the Caribbean star with the trophy for actor with unique visual sensitivity. His film, Minamata, closed the 28th edition of the event.

Posting to its respective Twitter account, the film festival shared an image of Depp smiling from behind bars, as he held onto his award in one hand. Depp did not collect the award in person due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and instead accepted

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Steve McQueen’s film series Small Axe is an intimate experience

Steve McQueen’s Widows was one of the best movies to come out in 2018: it was a smart, slick crime thriller that showed the acclaimed filmmaker could follow up a challenging drama like Shame and 12 Years a Slave with tremendous crowd-pleasers. Two years later, he’s back with his follow-up effort: Small Axe, which is five whole movies now streaming on Amazon Prime. We knew McQueen was good, and now it’s undeniable that he has the range.



a man standing in front of a mirror


While it presents as a TV series — and that’s how the BBC is airing it across the pond — it’s best to think of Small Axe as five full-on movies, with a new one premiering every Friday. (My suggestion: watch it right after The Mandalorian.) Each film / episode features an entirely new story with a different cast every time — and each feels rich enough to live in.

The

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Mahershala Ali Reveals Why He Refused To Film A Sex Scene With Taraji P. Henson

Reflecting on his first major film in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, actor Mahershala Ali says that he refused to film a sex scene in the move because of religious reasons. 

On the latest episode of Common’s podcast Mind Power Mixtape on Audible, Academy Award winning actor Mahershala Ali said that he had one major request during the filming of his first major role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The actor says he accepted his role as Tizzy Weathers in the film but only on one important condition: he would not film a sex scene with his co-star Taraji P. Henson.  Ali, who is an Ahmadi Muslim, reportedly told his agent at the time that he doesn’t do “simulated sex.” 

RELATED: Marvel Announced Mahershala Ali Will Star In ‘Blade’ Reboot And Fans Can’t Contain Themselves

Instead, the film’s director David Fincher agreed that

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Bon Jovi Prep Free Concert Film ‘On a Night Like This’

Bon Jovi will release the concert film On A Night Like This — Bon Jovi 2020 on November 27th via Facebook.

Filmed in Nashville, the documentary will mark the first time the band performs their new album 2020 live. The preview below shows the band playing and Jon Bon Jovi getting tested for Covid-19 as the 2020 track “Limitless” plays in the background. The film will stream for free on their Facebook page at 6 p.m. ET.

Next month, Bon Jovi will join Maren Morris, Snoop Dogg, and others in the benefit concert Play On: Celebrating the Power of Music to Make Change, airing on December 5th. In October, they performed “Beautiful Drug” on Ellen.

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ShortsTV Acquires Distribution Rights to Mastercard’s Documentary Film

ShortsTV has acquired exclusive one-year distribution rights to a collection of short documentary films commissioned by Mastercard, Variety has exclusively learned.

The short films from the collection, titled “Five,” were helmed by women directors, and follow five unique journeys of women entrepreneurs in different countries. The five selected works — “Harfa,” “Justice of the Pies,” “Onganic Foods,” “Sarah’s Bag” and “Talento Incluir” — will premiere on the network’s linear broadast channels on international women’s day in March 2021.

“We are thrilled to be joining Mastercard in highlighting five great films about five great women from around the world who have overcome significant challenges to create thriving, community-enhancing businesses,” said ShortsTV founder and CEO Carter Pilcher. “Each one of these uplifting stories speaks to the triumph of an indomitable human spirit, the subtle power of women heroes and the ability of visual storytelling in film to inspire us daily. It is

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Unbreakable at 20: the film that finally took superheroes seriously | M Night Shyamalan

If they gave awards for the dumbest expository title cards to open or conclude motion pictures – a lively ceremony, to be sure – 2000’s undisputed winner would have been Unbreakable. M Night Shyamalan’s superhero thriller begins with some fun facts about comic books, a then-70-year-old medium treated like a phenomenon as new and foreign to its time as internet porn.

“There are 35 pages and 124 illustrations in the average comic book. A single issue ranges in price from $1 to over $140,000. 172,000 comics are sold in the US every day. Over 62,780,000 each year. The average comic collector owns 3,312 comics and will spend approximately 1 year of his or her life reading them.” From the bizarre specificity of these questionably sourced statistics to the niggling incongruity that puts cents on one dollar amount and not the other to the impromptu multiplication lesson, it’s a precious

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15 Throwback Videos to Celebrate the Rent Film Adaptation’s 15th Anniversary

Today marks 15 years of measuring life in love with the RENT film adaptation! We’re looking back at interviews, performances, and clips from the movie to celebrate.

Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning revolutionary rock opera Rent tells the story of a group of bohemians struggling to express themselves through their art and “measuring their lives in love.” Against the gritty backdrop of New York’s East Village, these friends strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic.

The movie reunited most of the cast from the original Broadway production, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Jesse L. Martin, Taye Diggs, and Wilson Jermaine Heredia. Tracie Thoms played Joanne and Rosario Dawson played Mimi.


Official Trailer

Performance on The Today Show (August 4, 2005)

La Vie Boheme Parts A & B

Performance on Breakfast with the Arts

Rent Movie Premiere Red Carpet

AOL Music

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the film that finally took superheroes seriously

If they gave awards for the dumbest expository title cards to open or conclude motion pictures – a lively ceremony, to be sure – 2000’s undisputed winner would have been Unbreakable. M Night Shyamalan’s superhero thriller begins with some fun facts about comic books, a then-70-year-old medium treated like a phenomenon as new and foreign to its time as internet porn.



Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson posing for the camera: Photograph: Cine Text/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar


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“There are 35 pages and 124 illustrations in the average comic book. A single issue ranges in price from $1 to over $140,000. 172,000 comics are sold in the US every day. Over 62,780,000 each year. The average comic collector owns 3,312 comics and will spend approximately 1 year of his or her life reading them.” From the bizarre specificity of these questionably sourced statistics to the niggling incongruity that puts cents on one dollar amount and not the other

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Shawn Mendes, Manager Andrew Gertler Launch Film and Television Production Company (EXCLUSIVE)

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On the heels of two momentous performances on Sunday’s American Music Awards and ahead of the arrival of a new Netflix documentary, singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes, along with his longtime manager Andrew Gertler, have announced their entry into original content with Permanent Content, a new film and television production company that will develop scripted and documentary projects “focused on issues that impact or are important to today’s youth.”

Among its first projects is the Netflix Original documentary, “In Wonder,” which chronicles Mendes’ rise to the top strata of pop music. Noted video director Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde, Sam Smith) directed the feature-length doc which was executive produced by Mendes and Gertler (for Permanent Content) and Ben Winston for Fulwell73.

“I’m so excited for the launch of Permanent Content, with the  Netflix documentary as our first project, and so many more exciting things we’re

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‘Megan Is Missing’ Director On Making A Sequel To The Film: ‘Never Say Never’

Last weekend, the 2011 movie Megan is Missing caused a big stir on social media.

Director Michael Goi revealed at the time that the movie was going viral on TikTok.

“Apologies to those who are already posting about how the movie is already freaked them out. Fair warning to those of you who are still contemplating watching the film,” he shared in the middle of his statement about watching the film.

Now, Michael is revealing more about the movie and how he was approached for a remake of the film.

“I don’t know that I could make this movie now,” he said honestly, in an interview with EW. “It was probably like eight or nine years ago, there was a production company in Mexico that wanted to do a Spanish version of Megan Is Missing, they contacted us and asked if I would go to Mexico City and

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