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Archive | September 1, 2018

The Week in Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Lines Up a Dream Role, Our Guides to the Fall Movies and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Dwayne Johnson will finally play King Kamehameha: Dwayne Johnson is taking on his dream roles, at last. The former pro wrestler has been talking about playing legendary Hawaiian ruler Kamehameha I ever since he first became an actor 20 years ago. Now it's finally  Full Article…

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Mike Leigh on ‘Peterloo’: ‘It’s About Voices Being Heard’

Historical epics can defeat the very best auteurs. Stanley Kubrick was thwarted by “Napoleon.” Sergio Leone fell at “Leningrad.” Yet Britain’s Mike Leigh delivered “Peterloo” just five years after his Cannes hit “Mr. Turner.” The subject is a political demonstration that took place in Manchester, England, in the fall of 1819, when armed troops attacked  Full Article…

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