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It’s a wrap for “Only Murders in the Building”‘s third season. The doors are open for a fourth season, and there’s even a chance for more Loretta. If you want to read all about the twists and turns of the final episode, make sure to read the in-depth recap page on “Opening Night”. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Once again, many thanks to M for covering the complete season for us. Much appreciated. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E10: Opening Night
Meryl Streep made a surprise appearance at yesterday’s Albie Awards in New York City. The awards, run by The Clooney Foundation for Justice, exist “to shine a protective spotlight on courageous justice defenders who are at risk,” according to an official online statement. The Albies are named after anti-apartheid hero Justice Albie Sachs, who received a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural event. This year, Dr Denis Mukwege from the Republic of Congo received this prestigious award for his life-changing work as gynecologist, treating survivors of wartime sexual violence. Viola Davis presented Dr Mukwege with the award. “I thank you for radicalising love, for making these women feel whole, and thank you for not leaving them behind,” the actor said to the awardee. Meryl Streep also addressed the room. “Throughout history, there have been tyrants. And regardless of how long it takes, they always fall,” she said. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2023 – Albie Awards hosted by the Clooney Foundation for Justice
Screencaptures from the ninth episode of “Only Murders in the Building” have been added to the photo gallery – an episode action packed with twists, turns and revelations. Again, please be aware that the screencaptures might contain spoilers – as does the recap page for the episode. As always, many thanks to M as well for providing the screencaptures. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E09: Thirty
Screencaptures from yesterday’s eighth episode of “Only Murders in the Building” have been added to the photo gallery. As we’re only two episodes away from the season finale, more and more secrets are being revealed about who’s behind Ben’s killing. There have been plenty of revelations – and more singing by Streep’s Loretta. Be aware that the screencaptures might contain spoilers – as does the recap page for the episode. As always, many thanks to M as well for providing the screencaptures. Additionally, production stills from the episode have been added as well. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E08: Sitzprobe
It’s been 15 years since the theatrical release of “Mamma Mia!” in 2008 – and Vogue has consulted everyone – literally everyone involved with the film except for Julie Walters – to reflect on its filming, its release and the chances for a third film to fulfill Judy Cramer’s dream of a “Mamma Mia” trilogy. The oral history is a long read with countless new information from behind the scenes and who was considered for which parts, so head over to Vogue to read the entire article. A couple of new production stills and on-set pictures from the article have been added to the photo gallery as well.
I’m up for anything. I’ll have to schedule a knee scoping before we film, but if there’s an idea that excites me, I’m totally there. I told Judy if she could figure out a way to reincarnate Donna, I’m into that. Or it could be like in one of those soap operas where Donna comes back and reveals it was really her twin sister that died. (Meryl Streep, Vogue, September 12, 2023)
As Meryl didn’t appear in the last two episodes of “Only Murders in the Building”, we’re only three episodes away from the season finale – fingers crossed she’ll be seen in more than one of the remaining episodes. In the meantime, here’s an article on her turn as Loretta Durkin by The Atlantic, with many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up: Meryl Streep, who joined the show’s starry ensemble this season, just might be the most eccentric guest star yet. Her character, Loretta Durkin, is, unlike Streep, a struggling actress who has lived in the same shabby apartment for decades and finally gets a break by being cast in Death Rattle, a new show by Oliver, who is a theater director staging his Broadway comeback. In almost every scene in which she appears, Loretta is the picture of warmth: her hair in braids, a shawl or cardigan draped around her shoulders, looking the way she did as a little girl (as we see in flashbacks). The show has, in its latest episode, positioned her as its newest primary suspect in the murder of her castmate Ben (Paul Rudd). But Loretta is more than another potentially guilty party being played by a notable name. In Streep’s hands, she helps make Only Murders a show worth watching more closely, and not just for the slow drip of clues or the charm of its lead cast. The complete article can be read over at The Atlantic. A couple of new production stills from the previous episodes have been added as well.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Production Stills
Screencaptures from Tuesday’s fifth episode of “Only Murders in the Building” have been added to the photo gallery. The episode was accompanied by a Variety article on the many, many easter eggs of Loretta’s (terribly cluttered) apartment, which pay tribute to Streep’s career. Hulu has put one clip from the episode on Youtube, which you can find in the video archive – and a nice batch of additional magazine scans and reviews covering the previous episodes have been added to the gallery as well, with many thanks to Alvaro for sending them in. As always, many thanks to M as well for providing the screencaptures. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E05: Ah, Love
On the latest episode, Meryl Streep teamed up on “Look for the Light,” written by Sara Bareilles in collaboration with “Dear Evan Hansen” powerhouses Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Bareilles told The New York Times last week that she relished the chance to “tailor” the song to Streep’s “strengths. There was so much tenderness in Meryl’s vulnerability. She let that speak through her singing.” Pasek and Paul agree. “Her performance in this number is equal parts emotional, tender, vulnerable and filled with her signature quiet strength,” they tell PEOPLE Magazine. “It’s incredibly unoriginal but nonetheless very true to say that when the opportunity to work with Meryl comes along, you just jump.” Her performance with Ashley Park can be found in the video archive. Screencaptures from the episode have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to M for the contribution. Enjoy your weekend.
Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E03: Grab Your Hankies
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meryl Streep and Ashley Park’s breathtaking rendition of “Look for the Light” from season three of Only Murders in the Building has been released on all streaming platforms. The new, original song featured in episode three, “Grab Your Hankies,” was written for the show by Grammy winner Sara Bareilles alongside Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning songwriter-producers behind La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen. The single, which is currently available on Spotify and Apple Music, is among a season three soundtrack that features new music from a number of notable Broadway names, including Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Michael R. Jackson, alongside an original score by Siddhartha Khosla. “It was so easy to say yes to this invitation,” Bareilles said in a statement about her decision to co-write the song for the Hulu series. “I love the delicious unpredictability of collaboration, and this was as joyful and undeniable as they come.” “Meryl was gentle and focused, and I loved her musicality and her willingness to share her process,” Bareilles added. “Ashley Park’s glorious counter melody was added later, and I got goosebumps the first time I heard it.” Pasek and Paul also called Bareilles a dream collaborator, as they crafted the “song for the legendary Meryl Streep” alongside her. “Getting to shape this song around Meryl’s voice, and working together in the studio and on set, was a dream and we are three very lucky songwriters. Meryl not only amazed us with her usual brilliance and mastery of the craft, but also inspired us with her humility and tireless work ethic. While it is unfair for someone to be so wonderful at everything, it’s a basic human truth that we all must reckon with!”
Video Archive – Career Videos – Only Murders in the Building – Clip 03
Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan, and Sofia Coppola have been named this year’s honorees for the Academy Museum Gala to be held on October 14. As a fundraiser, the event has been greenlit to move forward by WGA and SAG-AFTRA. The evening will help raise vital funds to support the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K-12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the general public and the local community of Los Angeles. Supported by Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, the Gala is being co-chaired by Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay, Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian, Academy Award-winning actor and Academy Museum supporter Halle Berry, and Academy Museum Trustee and screenwriter, director, producer Ryan Murphy.
We are excited to gather again at our third annual Academy Museum Gala to celebrate the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema. I am truly honored to recognize four artists, Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and Sofia Coppola, whose creativity and passion have inspired and shaped our culture in such powerful ways,” said Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum. “We are truly grateful to our co-chairs Ava DuVernay, Dr. Eric Esrailian, Halle Berry and Ryan Murphy, for hosting this special evening and to Rolex for their continued support of the Museum and cinema worldwide.
The Icon Award, presented to Streep, is celebrating an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact. The Vantage Award, presented to Jordan, is honoring an emerging artist or scholar who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.The Pillar Award, presented to Winfrey acknowledges exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum. The Visionary Award, presented to Coppola, honors an artist or scholar whose innovations have advanced the art of cinema. This year’s glamorous event will mark the two year anniversary of the Academy’s Museum Of Motion Pictures.