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Richard Corliss, for 35 years the witty, incisive and compassionate voice on film and culture at Time magazine, died Thursday after a stroke, the magazine announced Friday.
Time editor Nancy Gibbs messaged her staff with the news, expressing her “great sorrow” at the death of a man who she said “had to write, like the rest of us breathe and eat and sleep.”
“It’s not clear that Richard ever slept, for the sheer expanse of his knowledge and writing defies the normal contours of professional life,” Gibbs added.
Corliss, 71, suffered the stroke a week earlier, according to an obituary on Time’s website. He died in New York City and his magazine declared that it, “along with all lovers of film and great critical writing, will have a hard time recovering.”
The critic reviewed films tirelessly—more than 1,000 of them, while also authoring four books and writing sweeping narratives on »
- James Rainey
Ang Lee's new film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk will be the first to be shot at a rate of 120 frames per second.
The unusual frame rate will pose a challenge to the Visual Effects team who will have more frames to render out, as well as causing potential issues for projection.
The news was confirmed during Sony's presentation at CinemaCon on Wednesday (April 22).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk will also be shot in 3D, and with Sony F65 4K cameras.
Texas Instruments - the company that supplies Dlp Cinema chips for the majority of digital projectors today - said that the film may force them to upgrade existing projectors.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk will be released in the Us on Veteran's Day (November 11). »
Lee discussed the film — his first since he won an Oscar for directing “Life of Pi” — as part of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation on Wednesday in a special video message from the set in Georgia. He said it will be the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 frames per second rate, which is aimed at immersing viewers in modern-day military combat that soldiers experience.
Sony executives have been touting the notion that they are pushing ahead on the technical front in filming. Lee had previously announced that he is using the Sony F65 camera and shooting at the ultra-high frame rate — more than twice the rate at which Peter Jackson shot the last two Hobbit films.
Sony has dated “Billy Lynn’s Long »
- Dave McNary
For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.
Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...
Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians
Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk has been given a November 11, 2016 release date from TriStar Pictures, which puts the military drama in theaters for Veterans Day. Based on the acclaimed novel by Ben Fountain, the movie will be a groundbreaking, cinematic event and stars Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, Ben Platt, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Joe Alwyn. Director Ang Lee plans to redefine the possibilities of cinema with the film, engaging the audience with an advanced cinematic experience.
Ang Lee will use state-of-the-art Sony cameras while shooting Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, utilizing native 3D and high resolution. He will also make history with a frame rate that seemed impossible just months ago. Ang Lee hopes to create a new way for audiences to experience drama with the heightened sensation a soldier would really feel on the battlefield and on the home front.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk tells »
The “Life of Pi” director has tapped newcomer Joe Alwyn to star in the title role in the film, which is based on the Ben Fountain novel. Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund round out the cast.
The story centers on 19-year-old private Billy Lynn and his company, who survive a harrowing battle that’s captured by news cameras. They are brought home by the U.S. administration for a promotional tour, culminating at the halftime show of a Thanksgiving Day football game — while facing an imminent return to the war.
The film is the first to be dated for Nov. 11, 2016.
- Dave McNary
TriStar Pictures has slated the wartime drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, from director Ang Lee, for release on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. The studio previously had the spot held for Sinister Six but moved that superhero film off the date. Billy Lynn has that weekend to itself for now. The 3D film is based on the best-selling Ben Fountain novel and stars Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, newcomer Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. It follows… »
It's not over yet for David Letterman, whose 32-year run ends on May 20th. But Tuesday night, Billy Crystal sang the "Late Show" host an early adieu to the tune of "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof." Really makes you wish a certain someone would go back to hosting the Oscars. Read More: Why Late Night's Revolution Remains Unfinished Guests slated to appear on "Late Show" in the coming weeks include Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons, and Tom Waits. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Jake Gyllenhaal’s recent career has been stellar, with his roles in films such as Prisoners, Enemy and Nightcrawler earning him acclaim and new-found respectability amongst some of the “naysayers” he had in his early career. One of his next roles, though, will see him tackle a different monster.
Gyllenhaal is set to make his musical stage debut in an off-Broadway performance of the classic comedy-horror Little Shop of Horrors, most notably successful in its 1986 musical incarnation. Gyllenhaal is set to take on the role of Seymour Krelborn, made famous by Rick Moranis in the 1986 film.
Saturday Night Live star Taran Killam will play the sadistic dentist Orin Scrivello D.D.S, played by comedy legend Steve Martin in the film version, while Ellen Greene, who played bombshell Audrey in the musical film, will reprise her role once again. Chuck Cooper will voice Audrey II, the evil plant who ends »
- Scott J. Davis
Some of Hollywood's A-listers haven't always had it so easy. Before hitting the big time, stars like Michelle Pfeiffer and Steve Martin had to take jobs where they could get them, and Disney theme parks were the perfect places to look. Since Disney offers aspiring performers chances to sing, dance, and play characters, it's not surprising that a slew of our favorite actors once roamed Main Street. Keep reading to see who got sprinkled with pixie dust, then check out what some other celebrities did before they were famous. »
Turns out, you can make a lot of famous friends when you host a show for 33 years. David Letterman is retiring from the Late Show, but at least he's going out with a bang. CBS has announced the lineup for the final 28 episodes of his run on the show, which will conclude on May 20. Sarah Jessica Parker kicked off the last of the broadcasts on Monday night, and the stars will continue to roll in to bid adieu to the late-night legend for the next month. Here's the full list of who to expect to pop up on the upcoming shows: Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, »
“The Late Show with David Letterman” is going out with a bang. The CBS show announced a star-studded lineup for its final 28 broadcasts with appearances by George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Billy Crystal and Tina Fey. Other guests scheduled: Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Michael J. Fox, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits. Also Read: How Stephen Colbert Got the. »
- Itay Hod
It’s hard to believe, but David Letterman‘s final episode as host of CBS’s Late Show is just weeks away. Today the show announced a star-studded group of big-name guests who will be appearing on the show leading up to Dave’s final episode . Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits have all been confirmed to take the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater with Dave one last time... Read the complete article at Radio.com. »
- Brian Ives - Radio.com
With only six weeks left before David Letterman officially bids farewell to The Late Show, the longtime late night host has revealed some of the big-name guests that will sit on his couch before he retires on May 20th. Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hanks are just a few of the stars (and Letterman favorites) that will visit The Late Show one last time.
Bill Murray – Letterman's first ever Late Show guest and a fixture during the show's »
The celebrities have begun lining up to say goodbye to David Letterman as the Late Show host gets ready to say sign off next month. CBS has revealed the full guest list for Letterman’s final 28 Late Show installments, which will feature guests, such as Bill Murray, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, and Julia Roberts, who will all help the talk show host end his two decade-long run on the Late Show with a bang, leading up to Letterman’s final broadcast on Wednesday, May 20. And while Murray, Oprah, Seinfeld, Travolta, and Roberts on their own are a pretty terrific lineup of guest, there are plenty more A-List celebs joining them to help to give a star-studded farewell Letterman. Those many guests include George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, »
- Chris King
If you guessed Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Steve Martin, Don Rickles, John Travolta, Tom Hanks and Tom Waits as being among David Letterman's last guests before he signs off as host of CBS' Late Show – you're correct! Also on the list of those appearing on Letterman's final 28 broadcasts: Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr., Tina Fey, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis… »
David Letterman's final weeks are upon us. Though the longtime host has remained characteristically low-key about his looming exit, his booker has lined up a star-studded guest list for his final six weeks. Though the roster does not include rival Jay Leno, it does feature the pair's 2010 Super Bowl commercial co-star Oprah Winfrey along with Letterman pals Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker. Also included in the A-list mix are George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Don Rickles, Ray
- Lacey Rose
The intrigue is sparked largely because of the film’s source material, story, tone and director. Brokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee directs the film from a script by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy, which is in turn based on the novel by Ben Fountain. There’s no sign of car chases or broad comedy; two elements that usually attract Diesel and Rock. That’s not to infer that neither of capable of delivering dramatic performances, just that their involvement is unexpected.
And if the company of acting talent is anything to go by, they are involved in a grand ensemble. Newcomer Joe Alwyn leads the movie as Billy Lynn, a 19-year old whose wartime heroics »
- Gem Seddon
Vin Diesel is no doubt on cloud nine right now. Having only been released for less than a week, Diesel’s Fast & Furious 7 has already grossed over $400 million worldwide, paving the way for more high-speed car high-jinks in the coming years. But for now, the actor is stepping out of the driver’s seat and into something a little more mellow.
Deadline is reporting that Vin Diesel and comedy-actor Chris Tucker (Silver Linings Playbook) are set to join the already stellar cast for director Ang Lee’s (Life of Pi) newest project, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
The film tells the story of 19-year-old soldier Billy Lynn and his squad, who survive an Iraq battle that is captured by embedded news cameras, causing them to become celebrated as heroes. They are brought home by the Us administration for a promotional tour that culminates at the halftime show of »
- Scott J. Davis
Vin Diesel is jumping back into the prestige movie world. And, yes, that's "back." Diesel has made his name in the "Fast and Furious" and Riddick franchises, but many forget he actually has a Steven Spielberg movie on his resume ("Saving Private Ryan"). He also starred in the cult drama "Boiler Room" and voiced the title character in the classic animated film "The Iron Giant." What many have already forgotten, however, is that Diesel earned the best reviews of his career in Sidney Lumet's 2006 courtroom drama "Find Me Guilty." Now, Diesel is getting serious again by teaming up with another cinematic master, Ang Lee. According to Deadline, Lee has cast Diesel and Chris Tucker to star in his adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk." The drama focuses on a group of American soldiers, including Lynn, who are being celebrated for their heroism during the Iraq War. »
- Gregory Ellwood
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