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The first trailer for "Black Mass" revealed the danger of sharing family recipes, and the second trailer -- released over Memorial Day weekend -- showcases Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger making more speeches, killing more people, and charming at least one old lady.
This time, Bulger shares some not-so-wise advice for his son: "It's not what you do, it's when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with. If nobody sees it, it didn't happen." Dakota Johnson's Lindsey Cyr responds, "Jimmy, he's 6. You really think that's the best thing to be telling a kid?" Bulger's response: "Yeah."
Yeah, best to learn early not to get caught. The rest of the trailer is mostly filled with action shots, typical gangster stuff -- guns, money, club scene -- set to the song "The Devil Is a Lie" by Rick Ross featuring Jay Z, and punctuated by »
- Gina Carbone
London — The Munich Film Festival is to pay tribute to Alexander Payne with a complete retrospective of his movies.
Payne’s last visit to the event was in 1997 when he won the High Hopes Award for “Citizen Ruth,” the predecessor of the festival’s CineVision Award. The film starred Laura Dern as a white trash antihero who becomes a cause celebre when she gets pregnant with her fifth child.
Among the movies to play in Munich this year are “Election,” which was the international breakout role for Reese Witherspoon, “About Schmidt,” starring Jack Nicholson, “Sideways,” which stars Paul Giamatti, “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney, and “Nebraska,” with Bruce Dern toplining.
The Munich retrospective will show all Payne’s shorts, features and TV films. On June 26, there will be a gala held in his honor, and the director will also speak about his life and movies at Filmmakers Live in the Gasteig Black Box. »
- Leo Barraclough
'Sleepless in Seattle': Meg Ryan 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his "Three Colors" trilogy, the word "magic" is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is just about everywhere in that lyrical tale about love and fate. On the other hand, the word "magic" seems to crop up every other minute in writer-director Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle. Ephron and fellow Oscar-nominated screenwriters Jeff Arch and David S. Ward (plus an uncredited Delia Ephron) were apparently trying to create screen magic through the power of suggestion. If you repeat it often enough... Following in the footsteps of Claude Lelouch's 1974 hit And Now My Love, with added touches borrowed from Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember (itself a remake of McCarey's own 1939 Love Affair), Nora Ephron »
- Andre Soares
A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »
- Drew McWeeny
The Rolling Stones played one of the smallest venues since their 2003 Four Flicks concert series, with a show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. It was a tune up for this summer’s Zip Code Tour that will be anything but small, hitting only stadiums in 15 cities. There was plenty of room at last night's show for celebrities like Jack Nicholson, One Direction’s Harry Styles, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Willis, Patricia Arquette, Eric Idle, Don Was and Joe Pesci. ...Read More »
Bruce Willis and Jack Nicholson scored the hottest ticket in Hollywood Wednesday night -- seats at the Rolling Stones' show in a small theater -- something normal Stones fans struggled to do. Actually, struggled is an understatement -- but yeah, Bruce, Jack, Andy Garcia, Harry Styles, Scooter Braun, and Joe Pesci were among the huge stars inside the Fonda Theater to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the boys warm up for their Zip Code stadium tour. »
- TMZ Staff
Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.
What we've seen so far
The movie has attracted a lot of attention as images of the Suicide Squad's members in costume began to roll out.
Leto showed off his new muscles, which everyone seemed to be fine with.
What fans have been less keen on is the photo of his tattooed and be-grilled Joker.
Despite suggestions that this was a concept that wouldn't show up in the film itself, shots from the set have dashed these hopes to pieces. »
Ever since Joe Mantell uttered the immortal words, “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown” to Jack Nicholson at the end of that Roman Polanski movie in 1972, that line has been a touchstone for summing up how some situations are just too corrupt, too screwed up to comprehend, much less remedy. A variation on the line popped up in Pete Docter’s great animated film “Inside Out” at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, and now Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has made a feature-length exploration of the drug trade, in which the entire movie pretty much says to Emily Blunt‘s character, »
- Steve Pond
Jamie Foxx loves to sing country music in the shower to keep his vocals strong.
The actor-and-singer practices singing “every day” while washing himself and surprisingly has confessed he is a huge fan of the genre, especially Miranda Lambert’s music.
The ‘You Changed Me’ hitmaker said: “Sometimes I’ll sing country music – I know it sounds weird. I love to sing that Miranda Lambert song (‘The House That Built Me’), and the way it echoes is really dope.”
The 47-year-old Hollywood hunk – who is rumoured to be dating Katie Holmes – feels blessed to have met many of his idols from the acting and music worlds and her rarely gets star-struck, although he did insist on getting a selfie with Jack Nicholson.
In an interview with People magazine, he said: “I got to hang with Jack Nicholson in the Hamptons at this charity event. Did I talk to him – are you kidding me? »
- The Hollywood News
Robert Drasnin, composer of “The Kremlin Letter” and many classic TV shows including “Twilight Zone,” “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “Mission: Impossible,” died Wednesday, May 13, at Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He was 87. Death was due to complications from a recent fall.
Drasnin, whose credits also include scores for “The Wild Wild West,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Lost in Space,” “Police Story” and “Hawaii Five-0,” served as director of music for CBS Television from 1977 to 1991.
He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Charleston, W.Va., but lived in Southern California from 1938. He majored in music at UCLA, receiving his B.A. in 1949, and was soon on the road playing saxophone, clarinet and flute for bandleaders Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown.
After Army service during the Korean War, he returned to UCLA as a graduate student and became associate conductor of the UCLA Symphony. During the 1950s he also played with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra »
- Jon Burlingame
Is the media suddenly realizing that there are people who were born before 1945 who are still very much alive? And that there's a whole bunch of them? According to the 2010 census, if I read Wikipedia correctly, the figure clocks in at 28,282,721.
No wonder Netflix is streaming Grace and Frankie, which stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two septuagenarians who discover their spouses are gay and in love. The first episode ends with the discarded gals drinking a peyote mixture and tripping the light fantastic around a campfire.
Vicious, being aired on ITV and PBS, features Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as a pair of elderly, lovingly bickering homosexuals in their seventies whose pet hound is semi-comatose. (Season 2 premieres this summer.)
And this past Sunday morning, Wnyc.FM rebroadcast a 2012 interview with Jane Gross, blogger of "The New Old Age" and author of A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents --and Ourselves. »
- Brandon Judell
Mad Max: Fury Road is one of those sequels many were hoping would become a reality, yet few actually believed would see the light of day. The continuation of what is undoubtedly Australia's most popular film franchise at last comes to the big screen in a dark yet sprawling apocalyptic action piece just ripe for summertime audiences.
Without question the biggest plus in Mad Max: Fury Road was in bringing back the series' original director, George Miller. The director made his name helming the previous movies in the franchise before creating one of the most unpredictable filmographies in Hollywood, with features ranging from Lorenzo's Oil (1992) to Happy Feet (2006). However, no choice Miller made in his post-Mad Max days remained as standout as his first Hollywood outing, The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
- Frank Calvillo
Who wouldn’t want to be Anne Hathaway’s best friend?
The first trailer for The Intern has acting legend Robert De Niro playing that role as the two star in writer/director Nancy Meyers’ latest comedy. The film also stars Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam Devine, Celia Weston, Nat Wolff, Linda Lavin and Zack Perlman.
The Intern follows De Niro as Ben Whitaker, a retired widower who decides to get back in the game by becoming a “senior intern” at a major fashion company, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). Before long, Ben proves himself a valuable member of the team and an important person in Jules’ life.
Meyers also directed and wrote The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated, and The Holiday so the comedic tone hits much the same, even though they exchange a romantic relationship for a more platonic one. »
- Zach Dennis
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the Oscars' Red Carpet Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty Smiling radiantly, Best Actress Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty are seen above as they arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre, located in the world-renowned (but locally not all that prestigious) Los Angeles suburb of Hollywood. Annette Bening was in the running for her performance as a lesbian companion/wife to Julianne Moore and mother/adoptive mother of Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Bening lost the Best Actress Oscar to Natalie Portman for her mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. See also: Pregnant Natalie Portman on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Annette Bening: Four Oscar nominations The Kids Are All Right was Annette Bening's fourth Academy Award nomination. »
- D. Zhea
'Sideways' movie, with Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church 'Sideways' movie review: California winery tour follows conventional road to male maturity With the 1999 Matthew Broderick-Reese Witherspoon vehicle Election, Alexander Payne displayed a flair for satirical comedy the likes of which would have turned Billy Wilder greener (with envy) than the Sideways poster found further below in this commentary. With the 2002 Jack Nicholson star vehicle About Schmidt, Payne demonstrated that his comedic flair could go the way of Wilder's in fluff like Sabrina and Love in the Afternoon: artificial, cutesy, bland.* In Sideways, Payne opted for the safer About Schmidt route – which may explain the film's enormous popularity with critics and audiences alike. For my part, I found his adaptation (with Jim Taylor) of Rex Pickett's novel to be an overlong, moralistic, and thoroughly unconvincing effort. (Warning: This Sideways movie review contains spoilers. »
- Andre Soares
You don’t need to be a comic book fan to instantly recognise The Joker. The villain is easily as iconic as Batman, and he’s been in existence almost as long as his greatest foe. Since then, there have been more classic tales featuring the Clown Prince of Crime to possibly count, whether it’s The Killing Joke, A Death in the Family, or any number of others.
Many iterations of the character have existed, ranging from the campy clown of the 1960s to the remorseless psychopath killer who murders men, women, and children on a whim.
To celebrate the character’s 75th Anniversay, an image was released of Jared Leto as The Joker, providing comic book fans with yet another radically different take on The Joker as the actor looks to follow in the footsteps of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger. Regardless of looks though, what »
- Josh Wilding
Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for »
- D. Zhea
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies. Enjoy, and please refrain from suing us if you feel otherwise...
1. Devil’s Advocate (1997)
Keanu Reeves plays Kevin Lomax, a hot-shot young Florida lawyer who is all about climbing the ladder. When he gets an offer he can’t refuse from a high-powered New York firm, led by the legendary John Milton »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
It was August, 2005. I knocked on the double door at the Four Seasons. It opened almost immediately. "Hi, I'm Nic," he said, hand outstretched. Nicolas Cage wasn't who I expected him to be. Like all actors, he was smaller and trimmer in person than he appeared on-screen. Neatly dressed in an Armani suit, Cage also displayed none of the manic fervor in real life as had become his signature on-screen. He was thoughtful, well-spoken and incredibly literate in all seven arts. It's an infrequent experience that you leave an interview feeling you've just met someone that you could hang out with regularly, but I got that with Nic Cage, in spades. He was endlessly fascinating, but also kind of a regular guy. Another of my favorite chats I count myself lucky to have been part of.
Nicolas Cage: Lord Of The Nerds
It’s an inevitable »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
With the overwhelming hate and backlash the naysayers have spewed about the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, it makes me wonder how bad the internet trolling would have been in 1989 when Michael Keaton played the lead role of Tim Burton’s take on The Dark Knight and its sequel. I was a kid when those films were released, and even I remember being a bit concerned that “Beetlejuice” and “Mr. Mom” was going to be playing my favorite superhero on the big screen. I mean, this guy was a comedian, he was too short, and he didn’t fit the M.O. of Bruce Wayne/Batman at all, in any way. He wasn’t classically good looking and he sure as heck didn’t look like he could beat the holy snot out of anybody.
I don’t particularly care for Burton’s Batman films, but there is one »
- Dominic F
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