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'Into the Woods' Photos Tease Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf

4 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and director Rob Marshall are bringing one of Stephen Sondheim's classic musicals to life on the big screen this Christmas with Into the Woods, which intertwines the plots of several Grimm Brothers fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Rapunzel and many more.

Today, we have nine brand new photos which give us our first look at Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), The Big Bad Wolf (Johnny Depp), The Baker (James Corden) and The Baker's Wife (Emily Blunt), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Cinderella's mother (Christine Baranski) and stepsisters (Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard), Prince Charming (Chris Pine), the Witch (Meryl Streep) and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), along with commentary from director Rob Marshall and actress Emily Blunt.

"As Little Red Riding Hood, Lilla Crawford takes on Johnny Depp's Big Bad Wolf. 'Everybody worked really well together," says director Rob Marshall. 'Of course it helps when »

- MovieWeb

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How Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Became 'Fast Friends'

29 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

They may look like an unlikely duo - the decade's most provocative pop star next to an 87-year-old jazz crooner - but Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett had an instant connection when they met three years ago. "We were fast friends - friends ever since [our first meeting]," Gaga, 28, told People Monday at the taping of their PBS jazz special, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, in New York City. The collaborators initially connected in 2011 when Gaga was performing at the Robin Hood Foundation charity gala and the duo will release their jazz album, Cheek to Cheek, on Sept. 23. Their first single, »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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How Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Became 'Fast Friends'

29 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

They may look like an unlikely duo - the decade's most provocative pop star next to an 87-year-old jazz crooner - but Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett had an instant connection when they met three years ago. "We were fast friends - friends ever since [our first meeting]," Gaga, 28, told People Monday at the taping of their PBS jazz special, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!, in New York City. The collaborators initially connected in 2011 when Gaga was performing at the Robin Hood Foundation charity gala and the duo will release their jazz album, Cheek to Cheek, on Sept. 23. Their first single, »

- Jeff Nelson

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In memoriam: James Shigeta

29 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We pay tribute to the actor James Shigeta, famous for his roles in Flower Drum Song, Die Hard, and a legion other turns on stage and TV.

For a generation of moviegoers, James Shigeta will be immediately recognisable as Joseph Takagi, the Nakatomi Corporation boss who's ruthlessly despatched by Alan Rickman's sneering villain in the 1988 hit, Die Hard. But there was so much more to Shigeta than John McTiernan's action classic - that appearance was, in fact, but one of many in a long and fruitful career on stage, television and the silver screen.

Born in Hawaii in 1933, Shigeta embarked on a singing career after winning first place in a TV show called Original Amateur Hour. His subsequent success was such that a lengthy run of appearances in Tokyo musicals left him with the nickname, The Frank Sinatra of Japan.

Returning to America in the late 1950s, Shigeta »

- ryanlambie

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Scott Caan Is a Dad! Actor Welcomes a Baby Girl With Kacy Byxbee

28 July 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Move over, Danno. Make way for Daddy-o! Scott Caan and girlfriend Kacy Byxbee welcomed their first child together earlier this month—and they have a girl! Daughter Josie James (a nod to granddad James Caan, it sounds like) was born July 9, a source exclusively confirms to E! News.  Caan, 37, and Byxbee have been dating for at least a few years since meeting on the set of Hawaii Five-0. The pretty private actor talked briefly about a girlfriend during an appearance on Chelsea Lately in January 2013, and they didn't formally announce Byxbee's pregnancy themselves. "She should get the purple heart because I'm a complete disaster," Caan said about his live-in »

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Super-8 Movie Madness Goes To War! August 5th at The Way Out Club

28 July 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

War movies have been around as long as cinema has existed. There is something about the horror, bravery, tragedy, and excitement of combat that has inspired filmmakers and drawn audiences. We’ll be celebrating the Great War films On August 5th at The Way Out Club with Super-8 Movie Madness Goes To War!

We’ll be showing six films in the condensed (average length: 15 minutes) Super-8 sound film format projected on The Way Out’s big screen that tells heroic stories of World War Two. They are: William Holden and Alec Guinness in The Bridge On The River Kwai, Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton in Where Eagles Dare, Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson in The Dirty Dozen, Frank Sinatra in Von Ryan’S Express, Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw in Force Ten From Navarone, and John Wayne and an all-star cast in The Longest Day.

Movie that we’ll be »

- Tom Stockman

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The Official Lineup for the 67th Locarno Film Festival

25 July 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money

The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...

"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director

 Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France

Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)

A Blast (Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Germany/Netherlands)

Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa, »

- Notebook

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President Obama -- Not Buying Rancho Mirage House

23 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

There are lots of reports circulating that President Obama is in escrow to buy a house in the exclusive Rancho Mirage gated community which the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope called home -- Not True.The house in question is listed at $4.25 million and escrow is supposed to close at the end of the month. Sources close to the President who are familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... he and Michelle have never »

- TMZ Staff

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20 Reasons to Watch 20 Feet from Stardom

20 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb with 20 reasons to watch 20 Feet from Stardom…

With the release of 20 Feet from Stardom on DVD and Blu-ray this Monday, this is your opportunity to catch a documentary that gained exceptionally positive reviews but it also managed to snag the Best Documentary at the Oscars (beating off strong competition from The Act of Killing). Directed by Morgan Neville, this inspirational film was screened at the London Film Festival – and I’ve personally sung it’s praises ever since. Rather than merely repeat my joy for the film, I deemed it necessary to break down why, as a music lover, a fan of film and appreciator of art, this particular film is a must-watch. Here are 20 reasons you need to see 20 Feet from Stardom…

For the love of music…

These are singers who are unknown, but are the glue that holds a song together. Whether it is the doop-dee-doop »

- Simon Columb

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Grace Kelly Collection Coming July 29 on DVD

17 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …

On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

About the Films

Mogambo (1953)

Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa, »

- Jeff Bayer

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‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.01, “Night Zero” at times very creepy and absolutely hilarious

14 July 2014 4:08 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1, “Night Zero”

Written by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on FX

We live in a burgeoning era of horror television. American Horror Story will begin its fourth season in the fall, and The Walking Dead will start its fifth. Penny Dreadful just finished an excellent debut season, and Netflix’s Hemlock Grove just put up its second season. True Blood, Supernatural, Bates Motel, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm. And of course, the most horrifying show currently on television, Hannibal. Horror is all over our TV screens, but if there’s one person who deserves their shot at it (presuming David Lynch isn’t interested), it’s Guillermo del Toro.

With films like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone and Cronos (not to mention his many forays into horror producing), del Toro has established himself as a skilled horror auteur. »

- Jake Pitre

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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 3

12 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hannibal, “Mizumono”

Written by Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller

Directed by David Slade

Aired May 23rd, 2014

“I let you know me… see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn’t want it.” – Hannibal Lecter

If there’s such thing as arthouse television, Hannibal‘s second season is it, a thirteen-hour fever dream of blood, orchestral music, and psychological mind games. Above all, it was a cinematic tragedy, a symbolically-rich tale of a man courting the devil and (most likely) living to tell about it, set against the backdrop of television’s most arresting visual palette.

“Mizumono” is the sweet, sweet cherry on the top of Hannibal‘s breathtaking sophomore effort, a dramatic crescendo catalyzed by one small mistake made on Will’s part: leaving the scent of Freddie Lounds on himself before visiting Hannibal. When Lecter realizes what Will has done, his heart breaks and Hannibal dares »

- Kate Kulzick

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Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

11 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It’s a common enough sight at film festivals the world over: Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto. Only this time, we are in the serene college town of Bologna and the coveted premiere isn’t the latest work by a prize-winning auteur, but rather an early Hollywood sound film believed to have been unseen in nearly 70 years. The movie is called “Why Be Good?” (pictured above) and it was one of the hottest tickets you could come by at the 28th edition if Il Cinema Ritrovato (June 28-July 5), which screened the 1929 Vitaphone feature in a sterling new restoration.

One of the more than 100 feature films directed by the extremely industrious »

- Scott Foundas

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Justin Timberlake Humorously Responds to Female Fan Who Threw Her Panties at Him in Concert

11 July 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Ladies, take note: Justin Timberlake doesn't want your dirty drawers. The singer gave an exclusive performance on behalf of Citi/AAdvantage & MasterCard Priceless Access at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City Thursday. The 33-year-old musician performed a number of hits, including "Cry Me a River" and "Señorita," from his debut album Justified, plus newer jams, like "Mirrors" and "Not a Bad Thing," from his most recent albums, The 20/20 Experience – Parts 1 and 2. Timberlake even sang a rendition of Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra's famous hit "New York, New York." During the concert, a female audience member also threw her panties on »

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Guy Sings Original Song in 29 Celebrity Voices

9 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

If you haven't seen this yet, you've got to check it out! It's been on my list of things to watch the last couple of days. I finally got around to watching it, and I wish I would have done it sooner! The video features Rob Cantor impressively singing an original song in 29 different voices. He hits each one of them perfectly, including the female voices such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. It's amazing to hear what this guy can pull off. 

Update: This video is actually done by several other voice impersonators that Cantor lip-syncs too. Here's the full list of impersonators. I've also included a making-of video that you can watch.

Brock Baker: Jack Black, Kermit the Frog, Smeagol / Gollum, Peter Griffin, Adam Sandler, Patrick Warburton, Jon Lovitz

Gilbert Gauthier: Frank Sinatra

Amanda Gari: Cher, Flipper

Reagan James: Gwen Stefani

Bora Karaca: Whistle

Andrew Laurich: »

- Joey Paur

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11 Famous Musicians In 11 Forgotten Movies

9 July 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Half a century ago this month, “A Hard Day’s Night” came out, and musicians in the movies were never the same again. When The Beatles took to the big screen in Richard Lester’s anarchic film, playing themselves at the height of their fame, they were hardly the first famous musicians to make the move to movies. Rather, they exploded Hollywood’s weird construct whereby singers like Elvis and Frank Sinatra could have lengthy, successful mainstream film careers: in the light of the-Beatles-as-the-Beatles’ antics, it suddenly seemed silly to see Elvis on screen playing somebody who wasn’t Elvis, or at very least wasn’t famous. Not that this led to the very faint, frequently blurred line between musical stardom and movie stardom being erased: not at all. In fact, look deeply enough into the career of any well-known musician and it’s hard not to find some kind of cinematic project. »

- Ben Brock

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Real Housewives of New York City's Ramona Singer Ribs the Countess at Jazz Club: 'There's No Auto-Tune'

9 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Real Housewives of New York City headed to a jazz club to watch Heather Thomson and Ramona Singer's husband, Mario, perform, but the night was filled with sour notes after Singer and LuAnn de Lesseps got into a heated argument. "LuAnn's decided she doesn't want to sing. I don't blame her. She's not that great. And guess what? There's no Auto-Tune here," Singer quipped in Tuesday night's episode, after Thomson informed her that the countess would not be performing at the iconic jazz club Birdland. Singer then told de Lesseps upon her entrance, "I'm upset you're not singing tonight. »

- Wade Rouse

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Turns Out That Drake-Common Beef Was Over Serena Williams

8 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Finally, the definitive answer to why Drake and Common were beefing in 2012: Serena Williams. It may not seem important now, but the two were saying some pretty mean stuff about each other! (Drake: "You ain't muthafucking Frank Sinatra. Uh, lil bitch." Common: "I just ask that when you see me, you speak up, ni—a, that’s all / Don’t be ducking like you never wanted nothing.") Our best guess turned out correct, as Common explains what happened to DJ Vlad: At that time, I think it was the Drake-Serena situation. I didn’t know what was going on with that. And I ain’t know if he was throwing shots at me. My ex [Serena] and [I,] were going our separate ways. So unfortunately the war might have been over a girl, but at the time, I never said that. It wasn’t totally that. It was more of Do you respect me? »

- Lindsey Weber

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'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Rising Storm

6 July 2014 8:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Your whole thing? It attracts people, but it won't keep them around. Authenticity is what inspires people. If you wanna lead people, you have to show them who you really are. Otherwise, you're just a thousand-dollar suit with nothing inside. No one gives a shit."—Cameron Howe

Well, never let it be said that Halt and Catch Fire is incapable of diagnosing its own illness. 

Summer Cable Smackdown: Our Complete 2014 Watch List

In this little post-coitus-interruptus smackdown of her boss and fuck-buddy Joe MacMillan, Cameron Howe neatly summarizes the problem »

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You Don't Know 'Seinfeld': 25 Facts About the Legendary Sitcom

3 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This July 5th marks the 25th anniversary of the "Seinfeld" series premiere. The sitcom is considered one of the best shows of all time and its contribution to comedy, pop culture, and the TV landscape as a whole since its inaugural episode is pretty much unparalleled over the past few decades.

We all remember phrases like "yada, yada, yada," might recall Jerry was a Superman fan, and know that the show was filmed in La and not New York City, where it took place. But there are some little-known tidbits even the biggest fans of the series might not be aware of.

Here are 25 facts you should know about "Seinfeld":

1. "Seinfeld" wasn't part of NBC's 1989 fall lineup. The show got a summer premiere date -- July 5, 1989.

2. It was originally titled "The Seinfeld Chronicles," but got "the old switcheroo" because ABC was already planning a series called "The Marshall Chronicles. »

- Alana Altmann

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