Although the ruthlessness of “The Godfather” was an inspiration for the real-life Blanco, who even named her fourth son Michael Corleone, Zeta-Jones is no Marlon Brando, unless it’s by way of “Grey Gardens.” While she brings a certain theatrical glee to the role, she lacks the necessary menace for a woman who supposedly has the blood of over 200 people on her hands. Zeta-Jones
Another acting showcase for a writer-director who’s previously mined new depths from talents like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Marisa Tomei, “Private Life” stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as Richard and Rachel Grimes, 47 and 41 respectively. They live on East 6th Street and Avenue A, they have two large dogs, and they’re as hyper-literary as you might expect a theater director and a playwright to be (but they’re not all Noah Baumbach about it). But all of those details — everything that makes them who they are — is subsumed into their seemingly endless quest for a child.
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Illeana Douglas was born in Massachuetts, the daughter of Gregory Douglas, who was the son of 1930s movie star Melvyn Douglas. She got the show biz bug as a young teenager, when she was able to visit her grandfather on the set of “Being There” (1979). After high school she moved to New York City to pursue a career. She studied acting while working various jobs, and met Martin Scorsese while he was editing “The Last Temptation of Christ.” She made her film debut in
If it had been nothing more than a parody of the real thing, then The X-Files Season 11 Episode 1 might have been entertaining.
Unfortunately, it was the real deal, and from the numbing voiceovers to the pointless car chase to some of the most wooden dialogue ever written, Chris Carter also had the audacity to introduce real information and assumedly important characters during the plodding hour.
Picking up right after the "excitement" of The X-Files Season 10 Episode 6, Scully was incapacitated by visions caused by seizures or seizures caused by visions, even with her advanced medical knowledge Scully didn't know what the hell the doctor was on about.
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Warren, Jack, and Dustin wanted offers they couldn't refuse.
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“So I took it from there and made it tougher,” she added. “Also, we didn’t want to do something science-fiction. We wanted to do it realistic. I didn’t want costumes with [lots of] zippers and plastic. So my job was to make the characters believable.” In other words, it was more about survival than fashion.
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Brando and Englund first became friends in the 1950s, with Englund going on to run Brando’s production company, as well as directing the two-time Oscar winner in the 1963 film The Ugly American.
“George and Marlon’s friendship spanned five decades and covered all the ups and downs in the actor’s career and personal life,” said Oliver. “It makes for both an epic portrayal of the greatest actor ever to grace the silver screen and an intimate story of two men with an almost brotherly bond.”
Brando – whose credits include the likes of A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris – passed away in 2004, while Englund died earlier this year.
New Republic Pictures has optioned a biography about Marlon Brando, with the intent of making a biopic
New Republic Pictures has optioned a biography about the late legendary actor Marlon Brando to become a biopic, it's been revealed.
The biography to be adapted is The Way It's Never Been Done Before from George Englund, a movie director, producer, and one of Brando's best friends. Englund died earlier this year.
Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures (Hacksaw Ridge, American Made) has optioned the biography with the intent of making a feature film biopic about Brando, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
There's certainly a joke to be made about Hollywood's penchant for making moves about itself but that doesn't really apply in Brando's case. Brando is synonymous with the film industry but his was the kind of talent and fame that would have been noteworthy in any industry.
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Considering Marlon Brando was the greatest actor that ever lived, it’s a wonder why it’s taken so long for a biopic to arise based on the memoirs of those that knew him best. Finally, we could see just that as one of Brando’s best friends, George Englund’s memoir The Way It’s Never Been Done Before has been optioned for a movie outing on the legend.
Rush, Black Swan and Hacksaw Ridge producer, Brian Oliver will produce the film for the newly established New Republic Pictures. Oliver said of the new commission;
“George and Marlon’s friendship spanned five decades and covered all the ups and downs in the actor’s career and personal life,” stated Oliver. “It makes for both an epic portrayal of the greatest actor ever to grace the silver screen and an intimate story of two men with an almost brotherly bond.
Englund and Brando were friends for nearly fifty years and Englund even directed him in the 1950s movie The Ugly American. Englund passed away earlier this year.
Here’s some more info on the source material:
This is an intimate and exceptionally candid memoir of the reclusive superstar Marlon Brando and a portrait of his decades-long friendship with the author, George Englund. Since bellowing and blustering his way into the spotlight with A Streetcar Named Desire, Marlon Brando has been one of the most revered performers in the world.
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Twin Peaks: The Return might not have been the best TV series of 2017 (according to this poll, at least). Then again, it might not be a TV series at all. Earlier this month, Sight and Sound’s critics’ poll of the finest films of 2017 put David Lynch’s drama at No 2, ahead of Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and Dunkirk. The decision prompted howls of rage from snooty cineastes – but it was also quite fitting. Twin Peaks wasn’t interested in being constrained by categories and boxes; it could be anything you wanted it to be.
Still, The Return made most other TV series look small by comparison. It was smarter than most shows,
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Brian Oliver's New Republic Pictures has optioned George Englund's memoir, The Way It's Never Been Done Before, as the basis for a biopic on the two-time Oscar-winning actor, as captured by Brando's longtime friend and former director.
Brando — who is considered one of the greatest actors in history and widely credited with bringing a gritty realism to stage and film acting — earned his first of eight Oscar nominations in the 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. He won...
Thankfully, Netflix will provide the fix by releasing all six episodes of season 4 on December 21st. It’s a largely meaningless conciliation for enthusiasts, no doubt, as the entirety of season 4 will have already premiered overseas by that time, but I digress.
For those needing a refresher – in the waning moments of season 3, the Shelby family were celebrating their triumph over the Russians inside Tommy’s office while he distributed the spoils of the Blinders’ latest victory amongst them.
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