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‘LBJ’ Review: Woody Harrelson Brilliantly Captures President Lyndon Johnson’s Complicated Legacy In Biopic From Rob Reiner

If several actors can tackle the legacy of Winston Churchill and be awarded for it, then why not Lyndon Baines Johnson? In recent times we have seen British actor Tom Wilkinson take him on somewhat controversially in Selma, as well as Bryan Cranston in his Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated turn in All the Way; both were excellent in the role, especially Cranston. Now we can add — of all people — Woody Harrelson to the club in LBJ, director Rob Reiner’s stirring biopic.

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Woody Harrelson on Playing President Lyndon B. Johnson, His Star Wars Character and Kite Surfing

He’s come a long way from his early TV days on Cheers, building a film career with roles in about 80 movies, including White Men Can’t Jump, the Hunger Games franchise, War for the Planet of the ApesNo Country for Old Men and The Edge of Seventeen. Now Woody Harrelson, 56, portrays a fellow Texan, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in LBJ, in theaters November 3.

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The 27 Biggest Movies You Need to See This Fall

Summer's the time for big, loud blockbuster movies and a few gems scattered in between. It's the fall when the real heavy-hitters come out.

Later this year, we'll see a bevy of Oscar contenders like "Molly's Game," independent film darlings that found their way to the big screen like "Call Me By Your Name," risky thrillers like "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," and, of course, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Here are all the movies to keep an eye out for this fall.

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'The Librarians' To Get Behind-The-Scenes Art Book from Dynamite

TNT series The Librarians was the most-watched cable network series debut in 2014, and has now entertained viewers for more than three years with its stunning cinematography, dramatic scenery, and dazzling costume designs. To celebrate the beauty behind the series’ production, Dynamite has announced that, along with the comics series beginning in September, they will produce a standalone book that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the artistry of the show.

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