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Jamie Lee Curtis thinks Angelina Jolie is a 'heroine' for going public about her preventative double mastectomy. The 54-year-old actress has echoed supportive comments made by high profile breast cancer survivors Sheryl Crow, Kylie Minogue and Giuliana Rancic, and praised 'The Tourist' star, 37, for opening up about her drastic decision to have both of her breasts removed to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer after managing to go through the surgery in private. In an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, titled 'Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy', Jamie wrote: 'Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included. 'She is brave and bold and challenging. She challenges the world with her thoughts and »
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is echoing Brad Pitt's response (and many others) to Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. The celeb wrote a piece for Huffington Post, titled "Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy," where she not only praises the star's bravery to undergo the procedure, but her ability to do it in private. "Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included," she wrote, adding that, "She is brave and bold and challenging. She challenges the world with her thoughts and actions and deeds. She tells stories that have meaning. She walks the walk, talks the talk and does so with jaw dropping beauty and admirable and seemingly effortless »
Twenty years ago, when I first started reading credits of movies I loved to see who'd written the screenplay, one name leapt out at me: Eric Red. In the space of three years in the late 1980s he wrote the terrifying Rutger Hauer road movie The Hitcher and two brilliant genre movies for a young director called Kathryn Bigelow: the trailer-trash vampire movie Near Dark, and Blue Steel, a feminist cop movie with Jamie Lee Curtis as a rookie up against an amorous serial killer. The first two of those have gone on to become bona fide cult classics. But Red remains little known – as does the film of his I really loved, one he wrote and directed in 1988, Cohen and Tate. »
Life gets a little woof for pampered Californian pooch Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore) when her visit to Mexico is ruined by dognappers. But while her Chihuahuan suitor leads the human search party, Chloe finds plenty of other four-legged friends to keep her out of harm’s way. Piper Perabo and Jamie Lee Curtis are seen but stars like Andy Garcia and Placido Domingo are only heard as Lady and the Tramp goes Latino in this barking Disney adventure. »
Lindsay Lohan has a few more confessions from a broken heart.
Before — finally – checking herself into court-mandated rehab for 90 days, Lindsay Lohan sat down with Piers Morgan for a Q&A just published in the U.K.’s Daily Mail. There’s nothing fans or critics haven’t heard before about how or why her life got so off track (she hits on sad but well-worn topics such as her dad selling a recording of her complaining about her mom, the stolen necklace she says was a misunderstanding, and how everyone — even court judges — “believe the rumors”), but it is »
- Erin Strecker
Typically, horror fans go crazy for fright flicks with a body count totaling in the double digits, or higher. Case in point, Dawn of the Dead has a reported death toll of 175; Army of Darkness has an estimated 107 total kills (both statistics from moviebodycounts.com); and both films are tried and true fan favorites for their liberal use of violence as well as countless other reasons. We enthusiastically commend George Romero and Sam Raimi for offering up a staggering body counts in these and many of their other films. We frequently pay tribute to horror films and horror killers that rack up above average kill counts, but it’s rare that we make a point to recognize characters that made a major impact on us without incurring a massive death toll. With that said, we have elected to take the opportunity to spotlight some killers and their corresponding films that »
- Tyler Doupe
As I'm sure everyone has heard by now, Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, announced he is gay in a first-person essay for Sports Illustrated that appeared online yesterday, Monday. Coverage of Collins' revelation has been quite extensive over the last 24 hours, and continues to be so, as some are hoping that all this fervor will translate into interest in a film project on the life of another openly gay athlete from yesteryear. Deadline reports that Jamie Lee Curtis and Juma Entertainment are hoping all the attention to Collins' news will help push forward a film she's apparently been trying to get made for years, on Major League Baseball player, Glenn Burke (photo »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Exclusive: Long before veteran hoops player Jason Collins made a groundbreaking announcement this week that he is a gay athlete, there was former Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland A’s 70s phenom outfielder Glenn Burke. Burke, who right up front made his teammates and team management aware he was gay, back when this was really taboo. Post-retirement, he became the first baseball player to come out publicly, during a Today Show interview with Bryant Gumbel in 1982. Jamie Lee Curtis and Juma Entertainment are hoping the attention being paid to Collins will provide momentum for a story she has been trying for years to tell about Burke, based on Out At Home: The Glenn Burke Story, the autobiography written by Burke with Erik Sherman. Drafted by the Dodgers and touted as a potential star, Burke got off to a flying start when he became the only rookie to start in the 1977 World Series. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
John Carpenter has been making films for longer than you have been living. Do the math. His post college career, alone, is probably longer than your lifespan.
A seminal director and one of the foremost experts in the Horror genre, John Carpenter is often credited with popularizing the concept of the slasher flick. With a distinct eye for talent, Carpenter has helped launch the careers of names such as Jamie Lee Curtis and Kurt Russell.
Despite an illustrious career and a reputation that has already stood the test of time, Mr. Carpenter has a surprisingly simple outlook on the way he makes films. He’s the type of guy that does not like to over-complicate things. For him, the entire process of filmmaking comes back to one, essential element: the story.
Beyond being a filmmaker, beyond being a director, John Carpenter primarily sees himself as a storyteller. Whether it’s an escaped, »
- Pat Meissner
Whew. That title is a mouthful. I know you already know what I mean though, you golden fiends. This very impromptu post is brought to you by a recent Tribeca revival screening of Martin Scorsese's indelible King of Comedy (1983) and this Movie Line interview with Sandra Bernhard herself -- to whom I'm dedicating the list -- who couldn't make it but definitely helped make the movie what it is. My one and only back and forth conversation with Sandra -- over Twitter, the sometimes leveler -- involved how freaking robbed she was for an Oscar nomination for that movie. I couldn't believe I was talking to her but I was not the least bit in doubt that she'd agree with me.
10 Best Non-Nominated Supporting Actress Performances of the 1980s
Honorable Mentions: I think Rosanna Arquette's "Surrender Dorothy" bit in After Hours was quite memorable though the rest of »
- NATHANIEL R
Ciara channels Jamie Lee Curtis in the music video for "Body Party" — where a "That's the Way Love Goes"-style party gets weird when Ciara and Future (her real boyfriend!) meet-cute by the pool and he predicts their ... future. Turns out it's a scene from 1994 action movie True Lies, but with Ciara as Curtis in that famous stripping scene. Future's no Arnold, but he's already got magical fortune-telling powers, so who are we to judge?And for the original True Lies scene? The one where Jamie Lee Curtis unknowingly strips for her embarrassed husband Arnold Schwarzenegger? If you recall, it's totally sexy, but there's a bit more humor in Curtis's inexperienced dancing. But to be honest, Ciara wins because Ludacris was there. (And True Lies gets pretty messy after this scene, anyhow.) »
- Lindsey Weber
Best Known As: Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Best Known As: Laurie Strode, Halloween
These iconic horror stars - one a villain, the other a heroine - appeared together early in their careers. In fact, this 1977 episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries was one of the first acting gigs for each of them. Englund plays Gar, and Curtis plays Mary, a couple of no-good motorcycle carnies. They first appear at around the five-minute mark in this episode.
- Alyse Wax
Scream Factory has added another horror classic to their growing list of new Blu-ray & DVD releases this summer: John Carpenter's beloved 1980 classic The Fog will make its Blu-ray debut in a cool Collector's Edition, with a new HD transfer supervised by the film's Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Dean Cundey, and a ton of bonus features. Extras exclusive to the Scream Factory release include: Exclusive interview with Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussing The Fog and covering her legendary early 80s “Scream Queen” career Audio commentary featuring Actress Adrienne Barbeau, Actor Tom Atkins and Production Designer Tommy Lee Wallace Retrospective interview with Director of Photography Dean Cundey about his many legendary collaborations with John Carpenter Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – A Look At The Film’s Locations with host Sean Clark New cover art and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art Extras ported over from the MGM DVD release include: Tales »
- Gregory Burkart
Scream Factory has announced the special features for the DVD and Blu-Ray set for their impending release of John Carpenter’s The Fog. If you order quickly, you’ll get an exclusive 18×24 poster. The set features a new transfer for the film, retro art work on the cover, and so much more. Check out the just announced bonus features below the synopsis:
When the fog rolls in…the terror begins! This moody horror classic from master of terror John Carpenter (The Thing) and producer Debra Hill (Escape from New York) stars Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Tom Atkins (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), Hal Holbrook (Creepshow) and Janet Leigh (Psycho). Don’t get lost in the fog…
The sleepy seaside village of Antonio Bay is about to learn the true meaning of the word “vengeance.” For this seemingly perfect town masks a guilty secret…a past steeped in greed and murder. »
- Andy Greene
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
Price: DVD $19.93, Blu-ray $29.93
Studio: Shout! Factory
John Carpenter’s (The Thing) well-remembered 1980 horror film The Fog features the formidable, genre-friendly cast of film includes Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Janet Leigh (Psycho), John Houseman (Rollerball), and Hal Holbrook (Lincoln).
The movie kicks off with a weather-beaten old fisherman (Houseman) telling a tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hands glows with a spectral light, an eerie fog envelops the bay and from it’s midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck seeking revenge–which they find in the form of wreaking havoc on a small Northern California coastal town.
Shout! Factory’s release represents the atmospheric ghost story’s Blu-ray debut. A previous DVD edition was issued by MGM back in 2002.
Scream Factory will be releasing their Blu-ray/DVD Collector’s Edition of The Fog on July 30th. We recently gave you a look at the official cover art and now have the list of bonus features created exclusively for this upcoming release.
The Fog Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD: A weather beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child’s hands glows with spectral light an eerie fog envelops the bay and from it’s midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck… seeking revenge.
The Fog Collector’s Edition bonus features
New Scream Factory Extras:
New HD transfer of the film supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey Exclusive interview with Actress Jamie Lee Curtis discussing The Fog and covering her legendary early 80s “Scream Queen” career. »
- Jonathan James
Just last week we posted the newly commissioned cover art for Scream Factory’s upcoming release of John Carpenter’s The Fog, and now, on the eve of Antonio Bay’s birthday, the finalized list of extras have been revealed. And boy oh boy, this disc will absolutely live up to it’s Collector’s Edition branding! You’ll want to scoop up your copy post haste when The Fog rolls onto Blu-ray July 30th!
Straight from Scream Factory’s Facebook Page:
A ship full of extras rolling in and onto our Collector’s Edition of The Fog on DVD & Blu-ray 7/30 including:
New Scream Factory Extras:
- New HD transfer of the film supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey
- Justin Edwards
Will Seth MacFarlane host the 2014 Oscars? According to a new report from Just Jared, MacFarlane was asked to return as emcee of the Academy Awards by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The duo, who tapped MacFarlane for the 2013 Oscars, was brought back on as Academy Awards producers on Tuesday.
HuffPost Entertainment reached out to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for comment on the MacFarlane rumor; as yet, the organization has not responded.
MacFarlane's first effort as Oscars host was a mixed bag. The broadcast was watched by over 40 million people (making it the highest-rated entertainment awards show in three years), but MacFarlane was criticized for sexist and misogynistic material. The "Family Guy" creator was admonished for one routine in particular: "We Saw Your Boobs," which highlighted films in which the lead actresses took off their clothes. Three of the actresses mentioned (Jodie Foster, Charlize Theron and »
- The Huffington Post
This year's Oscarcast controversies and criticisms - Part 2 Pictured above: The Harry Potter movies' Hp Daniel Radcliffe and Twilight's Bella Swan Kristen Stewart at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. Please scroll down to check out more 2013 Oscar images -- See previous post: "Academy Awards Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Be Back Next Year." There's more: Regarding the little chat between the talking teddy bear Ted and actor Mark Wahlberg, a Jewish Anti-Defamation League spokesperson complained that "it is sad and disheartening that the Oscars [sic] awards show sought to use anti-Jewish stereotypes for laughs." The Adl statement also lamented that “for the insiders at the Oscars this kind of joke is obviously not taken seriously. But when one considers the global audience of the Oscars of upwards of two billion people [sic], including many who know little or nothing about Hollywood or the falsity of such Jewish stereotypes, there’s »
- Andre Soares
Producers Zadan and Meron: The Sequel at next year's Academy Awards Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be back next year to come up with one more Oscar show, Academy President Hawk Koch heralded earlier today. The show will be broadcast in 200+ countries and territories on Sunday, March 2, 2014. -- Pictured above: Widely lambasted 85th Academy Awards show host Seth MacFarlane -- The producing duo's movie credits include Rob Marshall's 2002 Best Picture winner Chicago, a musical whose cast members -- Richard Gere, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Queen Latifah -- were in attendance at this year's telecast. Other credits include the remakes of Footloose and Hairspray, and the dramatic comedy The Bucket List, featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Also, Zadan produced the 1984 Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon. “Craig and Neil have the overwhelming support of the Academy's Governors to produce the Oscars again in 2014," the Academy president declared in a press release. »
- Andre Soares
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