We revisit Kim Master’s conversation with Kevin Spacey about some of the unconventional choices he's made in his career, his belief that the entertainment business needs to change and that executives need to trust the creatives. Earlier this year he funded and self-released the documentary, NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage, through his website. Plus, an all new awards-season themed News Banter.
FROM THIS EPISODE
Matt Belloni, Executive Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, joins Kim Masters to discuss top entertainment news stories of the week.
- Oscar season is upon us, but this year’s Best Picture category doesn’t quite gel.
- The Best Actor category could be crowded with impressive performances, but its slim pickings on the ladies’ side.
- As big, family-friendly holiday movies start to open, will musicals like Into the Woods and Annie end up cannibalizing each other?
Kevin Spacey discusses his documentary NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage. This Oscar-winning actor turned Hollywood disruptor echoes views he voiced in his MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival last year. He advocates for risk-taking and change in how content is green-lighted, produced and distributed. To that end, he self-funded and is self-releasing his documentary through his website.
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Frank Oz and Victoria Labalme on 'Muppet Guys Talking' You might know puppeteer and filmmaker Frank Oz as Miss Piggy or Cookie Monster. He is also Yoda, and he directed movies including 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'What About Bob?' A new documentary called ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ reunites Oz and some of the other talents behind the Muppets for the first time in years. Director Frank Oz and producer Victoria Labalme tell us about getting the gang together again.
Armando Iannucci on ‘The Death of Stalin,’ a “comedy of panic” Some of the scenes in Armando Iannucci’s new film, ‘The Death of Stalin,’ seem a bit over the top. But Iannucci says says he actually had to downplay the real story to make it believable. The political satirist behind ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘Veep’ tells us about his first time working on a project based on real people and how he had to work to balance comedy and terror when writing about the chaos that followed Stalin's death in 1953.
Watching 'Black Panther' in ScreenX & Revisiting Ryan Coogler As 'Black Panther' mauls box office records, we stopped by a theater showing the film in a new panoramic format called ScreenX. We get reactions from 'Black Panther' fans and talk to Paul Kim, the man who’s trying to make ScreenX take off in America. Plus, we revisit our interview with director Ryan Coogler.
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