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Happy holidays, folks! This is a holiday week, which means many of us will finally have some much-needed time off. And while you could spend that time with your friends and family, why not blow them off and just watch stuff instead? If you need some ideas about what you should watch as we head into the holidays, I’m here to help. These are the best movies streaming right now.The Best Movies Streaming Right Now The Two Popes Now Streaming on Netflix
Release Date: 2019
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce
The Two Popes is an excuse to watch two great actors – Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce – go head-to-head and sink their teeth into a juicy script. This is a fictionalized probably very fictionalized take on the true story of the transfer of power from Pope Benedict XVI Hopkins to Pope Francis Pryce. Mired in scandal, the conservative Benedict has decided that the Catholic Church needs to head in a new direction under the leadership of a far more liberal holy man. That would be Cardinal Bergoglio, the future Pope Francis. But Bergoglio isn’t exactly jumping up and down for the gig. Director Fernando Meirelles stages what’s essentially a two-man show, giving Hopkins and Pryce scene after scene where they talk theology as one man tries to convince the other to become the head of the church. What could’ve backfired into a talky, boring costume drama is instead bursting with energy, thanks to both Hopkins and Pryce’s performances, and Anthony McCarten’s breezy script.
For fans of: The Young Pope, Sleuth, big hats.The Last Black Man In San Francisco Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Release Date: 2019
Director: Joe Talbot
Cast: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold, Rob Morgan, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock
Poetic, heartfelt, and wholly original, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is in a league of its own. This saga follows Jimmie Fails as he attempts to get back his family home in the shifting landscape that is San Francisco. Jimmie brings his best friend Mont Allen Jonathan Majors along for the ride in the struggle to gain control of a sprawling home in the Fillmore District. Director Joe Talbot fills the film with oddities and curiosities, creating a world that is both surreal and wholly real, all of it resulting in one of 2019’s best films.
For fans of: Moonlight, The Royal Tenenbaums, skateboarding.Depraved Now Streaming on Hulu
Release Date: 2019
He worked on 'The Godfather: Part III' and 'Bram Stoker's Dracula,' earned a Tony nomination and led Opera Tampa until leaving at age 95.
Anton Coppola, a conductor for orchestras and operas and the uncle of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, has died. He was 102.
He died March 9 in in his longtime Central Park West apartment, his daughter, Lucia, told The New York Times.
Coppola worked with his nephew as a conductor on 1990's The Godfather: Part III leading "Cavalleria Rusticana" and 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula.
He appeared on a 2015 episode of Mozart in the Jungle, the Amazon series created by his great nephews Roman Coppola a son of Francis and Jason Schwartzman a son of Francis' sister, Talia. He was also a great-uncle to actor Nicolas Cage and writer-director Sofia Coppola.
On Broadway starting in 1947, Coppola worked as musical director on such productions as Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Aida, La Boheme and The Barber of Seville. He received a Tony Award nomination in 1963 for best conductor and musical director for Bravo Giovanni.
He conducted for the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Opera and worked on a 1954 national tour of The Boy Friend, in which Julie Andrews made her American debut.
Coppola joined Opera Tampa in 1996 and served in an artistic director position until he retired in April 2012 at age 95.
"I think one of the things that keeps conductors going is that we have to exercise our mental powers all the time," he told the St. Petersburg Times in 2004. "Doing that, I think, contributes to your physical well-being. I mean, I'm constantly using my mind to absorb these scores that I conduct.
And in 2016 interview with The New York Times, he said: "I'm not tired yet. When people ask me how did I live this long, I say, 'Pasta e fagioli.'"
Born in New York, Coppola was raised as one of seven brothers in East Harlem. One of his brothers, Carmine, also wrote music for Francis' films.
After serving in the U.S. Army as a bandmaster during World War II, he worked as a conductor at Radio City Music Hall and was the director of the symphony and opera departments at the Manhattan School of Music for 15 years.
Coppola married a ballet dancer, Almerinda Drago, in the late 1940s, and they had two children, Bruno and Lucia. He had lived in his Central Park West apartment since 1956.
Source: Hollywood Reporter