Janet Patterson Dies: Costume Designer & Jane Campion Regular Was Four-Time Oscar Nominee

Janet Patterson, a costume designer who worked on several Jane Campion films and amassed four Oscar nominations over a 30-year career, has died. Rocco Hindman, head of the agency that repped Patterson, told the Associated Press that she died recently in Australia but did not provide details, including her age.
She launched her career with the 1984 Australian TV series Sweet and Sour and 1986 miniseries Palace of Dreams then turned her focus exclusively to features…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Vietgone’

Qui Nguyen’s biographical play, “Vietgone,” is a smart variation on what a colleague used to refer to as the “My Life So Far” play.  Instead of being a salute to wonderful Me for the miracle of being Me, the play at Manhattan Theater Club is an original, affectionate and often funny tribute to the playwright’s parents, who… Read more »

Kevin Costner Takes Chinese Financier to Court Over ‘Shanghai Sojourners’ Ousting

Kevin Costner filed suit on Tuesday against Kylin Pictures, accusing the Chinese financier of firing him from the film “Shanghai Sojourners” in breach of their contract. Costner signed on in April to produce the film, a historical romance set amid the Japanese occupation of China. Costner and his production company, Treehouse Films, hired a writer… Read more »

Cary Fukunaga, Gideon Raff Talk ‘Maniac,’ ‘Prisoners of War 3’ in Mumbai

MUMBAI — Television’s golden boys Cary Fukunaga and Gideon Raff discussed the evolution of television writing at a panel at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival. Speaking about his new Netflix series “Maniac,” starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, based on the Norwegian series of the same name created by Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag and Håkon Bast… Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ Piracy on the Rise Since Last Season

The seventh season premiere of “The Walking Dead” may have delivered in ratings, but that didn’t keep many from illegally streaming the episode worldwide. The seventh season premiere drew approximately 17 million Americans last Sunday in the U.S, and a 8.4 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. However, it also garnered about 600,544 downloaders in the first 24… Read more »

Poll: What’s the Best Franchise-Starter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Marvel will introduce yet another hero to its cinematic universe on Nov. 4, when the studio releases “Doctor Strange” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Despite being Marvel’s weirdest superhero to date, the movie has been pulling in solid reviews, with many comparing “Doctor Strange” to the first “Iron Man” movie. “Iron Man” went on to spawn a… Read more »

‘Stranger Things’ Actor Recalls Story of Donald Trump’s Sexist Behavior at Work

Donald Trump has been criticized throughout his presidential campaign for the way he treats women, from his “blood” comment to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly to the leaked Billy Bush tapes. Now, Matthew Modine, one of the stars of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” alleges that the GOP candidate would engage in sexually degrading behavior at his… Read more »