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With HBO’s The Gilded Age Season 2 Filming, Another Cast Member Has Confirmed Their Exit (For Now)

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With HBO’s The Gilded Age Season 2 Filming, Another Cast Member Has Confirmed Their Exit (For Now)

Warning: spoilers for Season 1 of The Gilded Age are in play. If you haven’t caught up, you may want to tread lightly.

Downton Abbey writer/creator Julian Fellowes landed another highbrow society-driven hit with HBO’s acclaimed drama The Gilded Age. The recently announced Season 2 is currently filming, with news following that some recurring actors from Season 1 have been promoted to full-time cast members for the future. The flip side of that coin, however, points to several cast members having confirmed their exits, at least for the time being. And yes, Jeanne Tripplehorn is one of them.

Don’t Expect Jeanne Tripplehorn To Return To The Gilded Age Any Time Soon

Currently, fans of Jeanne Tripplehorn can anticipate her role in the Prime Video exclusive action-drama The Terminal List. As I took part in the press day for one of the newest TV shows in Amazon Studios’ pipeline, what we’ve learned so far about Chris Pratt’s new gig was pretty much confirmed. But that’s for another time. 

Since no news had been revealed about Sylvia Chamberlain’s potential return to The Gilded Age, I had to ask the actress if there was anything we should expect from her in this upcoming season. Which lead Jeanne Tripplehorn to tell CinemaBlend that she won’t be returning to the HBO series, and her confirmation was accompanied by her further thoughts on the matter:

I don’t think you’re gonna expect Mrs. Sylvia Chamberlain. No, I’m not going into Season 2. That’s not to say that she’s not gonna show up at another point in the series. She kinda served her character’s purpose in Season 1. It all came to a nice little ending.

Tripplehorn’s ostracized widow Mrs. Sylvia Chamberlain was instrumental in helping young Marion Brooks (Louisa Jacobson) in her attempt to marry during the first season. Engaged to the dashing lawyer Tom Raikes (Thomas Coquerel) against the will of her Aunt Agnes (Christine Baranski), Marion’s heart was broken by Tom by the ending to The Gilded Age’s season finale, as he marryied another woman of better means.

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With that particular story arc coming to a halt, one can see why Jeanne Tripplehorn feels that Sylvia Chamberlain may have run her course in the cast of The Gilded Age. Her exile status made her a key candidate to assist Marion in her plans, but now that this love connection has failed, some parties are going to want to make themselves scarce in the potential fallout. Which totally explains another cast member that’s taken their leave from this New York of antiquity.

The Gilded Age’s Thomas Cocquerel Also Won’t Be Back 

Pretty soon after Season 1 of The Gilded Age had concluded, that aforementioned burst of cast-member promotions happened. With all those actors in the household staffs of the series’ family attaining regular cast status, the first fairly huge departure was confirmed by Deadline, as Australian actor Thomas Cocquerel, Mr. Raikes himself, also won’t be back for Season 2.

This exit also makes sense for the moment, as Marion does seem to have a promising new relationship in the works. Still, that doesn’t always mean cast members have to leave to make way for the new. If there’s any consolation in this new Gilded Age update, it’s that Jeanne Tripplehorn is satisfied with what she’s done with the time she had on the series. That, and she went on to play a really forceful Department of Defence bigwig in The Terminal List.

The Chris Pratt starring show hits Prime Video on July 1st. Meanwhile, the complete first season of The Gilded Age is available for streaming, provided you’re an HBO Max subscriber.  

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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Pick For ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Made’

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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Pick For ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Made’

It may not feel like it sometimes, but any upcoming movie has the chance to be named “the greatest movie ever made” by someone out there. However, that honor does have some specific caveats if you’re someone like filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Not only has the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director chosen a Steven Spielberg classic for that very distinction, Tarantino also explained just why that title is very specific. 

In an upcoming interview with our in-house podcast ReelBlend, Quentin Tarantino made his fourth appearance to talk about all things movies; the first since the big live show at the New Beverly Cinema. Promoting his new co-hosting gig on The Video Archives Podcast, Tarantino had yet another spirited discussion about cinema, which led to his pick of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws as  the greatest “movie” ever made. That distinction is important, as the Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood director made that perfectly clear through the following remarks: 

I think Jaws is the greatest movie ever made. Maybe not the greatest film. But it’s the greatest movie ever made. And then there are other movies that can get in its rarefied air. But as far as a movie, there’s no making it better than Jaws. There’s no ‘better’ than Jaws. It is the best movie ever made. And it shows how badly timed most movies made before Jaws were.

Leave it to Quentin Tarantino to separate his tastes in movies into those two separate, important camps: “movies” and “films.” In this case, the designation of a movie almost sounds like it’s shorthand for the blockbuster opuses that Steven Spielberg made a name for himself with. Which means that “films” are presumably more of the independent/art house titles that have higher pedigrees, and usually end up on the lists of best picture nominees every year.

Strangely enough, Jaws is one of six horror movies to have Best Picture nominations, so the line could blur just a bit in that respect. Putting aside the “movies” versus “films” debate, Quentin Tarantino isn’t using that separation to be a snob. Later on in the conversation, he explained how spectacles such as this are their own form of art, and how Steven Spielberg came to be someone who perfected it: 

What I meant by that, to one degree or another, is that Spielberg and a lot of his cohorts grew up seeing those kinds of movies in the theater. Henry Levin’s Journey to Center of the Earth, he’s gonna run to go and see that. Richard Fleischer’s Fantastic Voyage. He’s going to run and go see it. Gordon Douglas’s Them! He’s going to run and go see. Now… most of them weren’t directed that well. They were assignments given to journeyman directors who did their best with them. That was how we were used to seeing comic book — that kind of movie experience. As opposed to a Spielberg, who was like, ‘No, this is exactly the kind of movie he likes. This is exactly the kind of movies he was put on earth to make. And he’s going to make it, within an inch of his life, as effective as it possibly can be. And, you know, Michael Anderson, isn’t putting that kind of work in Logan’s Run.

Spielberg, and “cohorts” like George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Copolla all latched onto genres that were pulpier entertainments in their childhood, only to make them into something new. Through films like Jaws, Star Wars, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather, we saw a generation of directors taking movies they loved and reviving them through their own personal lenses. Which is exactly what Quentin Tarantino would do when he stepped onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction; and it’s also why he’s such a staunch supporter of the cinematic experience. 

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If this conversation boils down to anything, it’s game recognizing game. Much as Steven Spielberg idolized the movies that helped make Jaws, Quentin Tarantino has reverence for the bearded director and his dedication to making the movies that sparked his love of cinema. Though considering the history his collaborator Samuel L. Jackson has had with sharks, you have to wonder if this has already sparked any sort of humorous conversations between the two?

You’ll be able to watch, and listen, to Quentin Tarantino’s latest appearance on ReelBlend, as it’s set to hit YouTube tomorrow. Meanwhile, Tarantino may not have his tenth and final film in the works just yet, but you can still enjoy the man’s gift for words in two very cool ways. 

Tarantino’s Video Archives podcast, which he co-hosts with friend and collaborator Roger Avery, is currently streaming wherever you find fine listening material. However, if you also want to read the man’s thoughts on ‘70s filmmaking in his upcoming book Cinema Speculation, which you can currently preorder on Amazon (opens in new tab); or any other fine bookseller.

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‘Prey’ Interviews With Amber Midthunder, Dan Trachtenberg And More!

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The stars of “Prey,” Amber Midthunder (“Naru”), Dakota Bevers (“Taabe”), Dane DiLiegro (“The Predator”), director Dan Trachtenberg and producer Jhane Myers discuss their new “Predator” movie in this interview with CinemaBlend at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. They discuss the “Prey” audition moment that landed Amber Midthunder her role and more!

You can stream “Prey” on Hulu on August 5.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ | Marvel Comic-Con Interviews with Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan & More

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ | Marvel Comic-Con Interviews with Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan & More

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” stars Chris Pratt (Peter Quill / Star-Lord), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Will Poulter (Adam Warlock), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Sean Gunn (Kraglin / On-Set Rocket), Chukwudi Iwuji (The High Evolutionary) and writer Director James Gunn discuss their upcoming Marvel film and conclusion of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” trilogy in this post-Hall H interview with CinemaBlend at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

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  • 00:00 – Chris Pratt on Finding “Your Side”
  • 00:35 – Chris Pratt Teases What’s Ahead For Star-Lord and Gamora In GOTG 3
  • 01:24 – Karen Gillan LOVES ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Fan Reactions
  • 02:00 – Karen Gillan Weighs In On Nebula Unaliving Nebula in ‘Endgame’
  • 02:32 – James Gunn Teases a “Darker” ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Movie
  • 03:20 – Sean Gunn on Baby Rocket’s Difficult Backstory
  • 04:30 –  Pom Klementieff on Welcoming New Marvel Actors to the ‘Guardians’ Family
  • 05:15 – Pom Klementieff Teases A More Badass Mantis In ‘Guardians 3’
  • 05:35 – Will Poulter Teases Adam Warlock Origins in ‘GOTG 3’ 
  • 06:32 – Chukwudi Iwuji on The High Evolutionary and His Motivations
  • 07:20 – Chukwudi Iwugi Praises James Gunn’s Dialogue
  • 08:15 – Chris Pratt Recalls His Last Day of Filming the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trilogy
  • 08:55 – James Gunn Is Literally Always Writing and Rewriting Scripts
  • 09:49 – Will Poulter Wants to Play Adam Warlock Again “If Marvel Will Have Me”

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