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Robert Evans: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

10 hours ago | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Producer Robert Evans, circa 1970s, in the documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture.

Robert Evans: The Kid Is Alright

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Alex Simon

I interviewed legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans in 2002 for Venice Magazine, in conjunction with the release of the documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture," adapted from his iconic autobiography and audiobook. Our chat took place at Woodlawn, Evan's storied estate in Beverly Hills, in his equally famous screening room, which mysteriously burned down a couple years later. Evans was still physically frail, having recently survived a series of strokes, but his mind, his wit and his charm were sharp as ever, with near total recall for people, places and stories. Many, many stories. Here are a few of them.

It’s a widely-held belief that the years 1967-76 represent the “golden age” of American cinema. Just look at a few of these titles: Rosemary’s Baby, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Classic Hollywood 'Profiles' Online

3 July 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Aimed at movie buffs,  “Profiles” co-hosts Alicia Malone (Movie Juice) and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) are two admitted ardent film geeks who take deep online video dives on filmmakers and movie stars. A cross between “Biography,” “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and “At the Movies," "Profiles" aims to entertain and inform with trivia, a countdown of their subject's best movies, and an interview with either the subject or someone close to them, on the phone or on-camera. Talking about Jack Nicholson for example, was "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" producer Michael Douglas. So far the enthusiastic duo has profiled Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, John Hughes, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Lynch, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, The Beatles, Cameron Crowe, Pixar »

- Anne Thompson

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Watch: Criterion Collection Presents 3 Reasons To Check Out 'Five Easy Pieces' Plus Jack Nicholson Talks Making The Film

2 July 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No matter what variety of cinephile you might be, it’s pretty damn hard to settle on a favorite Jack Nicholson performance from his golden run in the late '60s to the early '70s. Some swear by his crazed, magnificent turn as mental patient Randall P. McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next,” while others may be partial to his reefer-mad, conspiracy-spouting lawyer in the seminal outlaw flick “Easy Rider.” My personal pick would have to be Nicholson’s pitch-perfect turn as private dick Jake Gittes in Roman Polanski’s immortal “Chinatown,” but there’s no denying the power and magnetism that he exhibited in “Five Easy Pieces,” the 1970 film for which Nicholson was deservedly nominated for his first Oscar (he lost, but ended up taking one home five years later for his stellar work in 'Cuckoo’s Next'). Bob Rafelson’s drama, about a hard-living »

- Nicholas Laskin

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New on Video: ‘Five Easy Pieces’ is a fine entry to the Criterion collection

29 June 2015 8:36 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Five Easy Pieces

Written by Adrien Joyce (Carole Eastman)

Directed by Bob Rafelson

USA, 1970

Five Easy Pieces follows along an existential strain of American cinema that began with films like The Graduate (1967) and Easy Rider (1969), where, in the latter example, two men went looking for America and, as its tagline states, couldn’t find it anywhere, and continued through the vehement introspection that emerged from the tormented minds of Martin Scorsese’s anti-heroes, like Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver [1976]) and Jake La Motta (Raging Bull [1980]). Somewhere in between these two manifestations of anguish is Jack Nicholson’s Robert Eroica Dupea, the main character of Bob Rafelson’s 1970 feature. Disenchanted with life and the people who surround him, and utterly aimless in his restless, insatiable quest for self-contentment, Bobby is continually disheartened by the realization that his ideals of happiness and unhappiness don’t apply to everyone else, and may not even be applicable to himself. »

- Jeremy Carr

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Great Movies With Questionable Trailers

28 June 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Every now and again a movie trailer comes along that is all kinds of wrong for the movie it is trying to promote. This is a list of some of the worst head scratchers.

Just because a movie is good doesn’t necessarily mean that its trailer is as well. Many times the filmmakers responsible for the film itself don’t have much input (if any) into the trailer. When that happens, the trailer can end up misinterpreting the intent of the film. At other times, the trailer may try too hard to get audiences interested in the film, going so far as to show all the  best parts from the film. This includes giving away the twists or the ending, such that people who may have watched the trailer before seeing the film already know how it ends. This is a look at some of the worst offenders, those »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Michael Cera Reveals He's An Astute Cinephile in Criterion Collection Video

24 June 2015 4:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As anyone who reads this site probably knows, there's something infectious about seeing one's love of film. It's a little hard to explain, but simply watching one talking affectionately about how various strips of celluloid affected them over the years is a fantastic way to get the blood flowing and your fingers itching to type in Netflix in the next browser tab. So if you haven't already, I highly recommend you check out the Criterion Collection's closet visit series. Whether it's Robert Downey Sr. reminiscing about past conversations with Jack Nicholson, Rudy Wurlitzer and Robert Downey Jr. while looking at copies of Two-Lane Blacktop and Easy Rider, Guillermo Del Toro gushing over their various Blu-Rays, Nicolas Winding Refn getting his day made with a copy of William Cameron Menzies' Things to Come or Bill Hader deep admiration of Nobuhiko Obayashi's House, each of these videos are fun little »

- Will Ashton

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Get fresh by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 June 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Fresh Dressed Sacha Jenkins on Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci: "And he is someone who has been a big supporter and fan of Hip-Hop." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Crisply edited by Andrea B. Scott, shot by David Vollrath, who worked with Morgan Neville on the Oscar-winning 20 Feet From Stardom, out-of-the-box Fresh Dressed delivers the goods. Mixed with clips of Will Smith in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and In Living Color's Fly Girls, where Jennifer Lopez got her fresh start, we learn the history of Carl Jones' Cross Colours label. Through interviews with Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Kanye West, Nas (Nasir Jones), André Leon Talley, Sean Combs, Ralph McDaniels, Marc Ecko, Karl Kani, Daymond John and others, discussing their fascinations that include Little Richard, Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, Louis Vuitton, an obsession with Polo by Ralph Lauren in the early Nineties, Gucci logos, Tommy Hilfiger give-aways, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Let's celebrate Father's Day with these 5 murderous movie dads

19 June 2015 5:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's Father's Day, meaning it's time to celebrate the man who gave you everything. Or maybe he didn't! Maybe he took off before you were even born. Maybe he was always away on business. Or maybe he just didn't love you enough. Hopefully none of those were true for you, but if they were: I am so sorry. Let's be real: Father's Day isn't fun and games for everybody. But even if your dad fell short, look at the bright side: at least he didn't try to kill you (I hope!). To afford some perspective, below I've listed five murderous movie dads who will make you immediately run out and buy a card saying "Thanks for always being there, Dad" or "You're the greatest, Dad" or "Thanks for not trying to cut me up into little pieces with an ax, Dad." That last one you're probably going to have to make yourself, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

- Andre Soares

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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Steve Blauner, Who Helped Bring ‘Easy Rider,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ to Screen, Dies at 81

17 June 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steve Blauner, who was Bobby Darin’s manager and a partner with Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson in Bbs Productions, which produced classic films including “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” died June 16 at his home in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He was 81 and was suffering from the complications of a broken hip.

After working for Screen Gems, where he was involved in sitcoms such as “Bewitched,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Hazel” and “The Monkees,” Blauner joined “Monkees” producer Schneider and director Rafelson, who had already formed a company called Raybert, in forming Bbs in the mid 1960s. Over a span of several years, the company produced the Academy Award-winning 1974 documentary “Hearts and Minds” and New Hollywood films “Easy Rider,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “The Last Picture Show,” “The King of Marvin Gardens” and “A Safe Place.”

Rafelson said, “Steve was the most beloved of three partners, he »

- Carmel Dagan

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Lil Wayne -- 'Lakers Fan Til I Die' (Video)

17 June 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Ya'll know you won the Finals tonight if you're a Golden State Warriors fan ... but f**k all that n***a, I'm a Laker 'til my mother f**kin' death baby!"           -- Lil Wayne Weezy was performing at Heat Ultra Lounge in Orange County, CA Tuesday night when he started talkin' basketball ... while smokin' on (what appears to be) a fat blunt.  Weezy's from New Orleans ... but has said he's been a die-hard Lakers fan »

- TMZ Staff

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Mc Hammer -- Can't Touch Us ... Rages with NBA Champs!

17 June 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

My my my my ...  Mc Hammer had one helluva night ... not only did he fly into Cleveland on a sick private jet, but the proud Oaklandian partied with the Golden State Warriors moments after they won the NBA championship!  For the record, Hammer is one of the team's Biggest fans ... he's basically Golden State's Jack Nicholson.  So, when the team clinched last night, Hammer was right there with Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the rest »

- TMZ Staff

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Rights Available! Books About Jimmy Hoffa, Timothy Leary Up for Grabs

17 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the June 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Truth is stranger — and often more appealing — than fiction. So while Hollywood waits for the inevitable book by or about Rachel Dolezal and its preordained journey to the screen, there's two other true story–based books making the rounds for producers, directors and actors to chew on. Vendetta by James Neff (Little, Brown) Agent: Ron Bernstein (ICM) It has been 23 years since Jack Nicholson starred in Hoffa. Investigative reporter Neff's new nonfiction book on Jimmy Hoffa should

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- Tatiana Siegel and Andy Lewis

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Nicolas Cage as Scarecrow? Courtney Love as Harley Quinn? The maddest Batman movie never made

15 June 2015 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Imagine a Batman movie with Nicolas Cage as the Scarecrow and Courtney Love as Harley Quinn.

This may sound like a mad fever dream, but it came close to actually happening in the wake of 1997's Batman & Robin.

Prior to that franchise-killing film's release, director Joel Schumacher and I Am Legend screenwriter Mark Protosevich teamed up to work on a script that would return Batman to his dark roots as he faced a roster of psychotic supervillains.

Titled Batman Unchained, the film would have starred George Clooney and Chris O'Donnell with Jack Nicholson's Joker making a comeback to bring the Tim Burton and Schumacher films full circle.

Schumacher and Protosevich revealed that they had settled on Cage's Scarecrow and Courtney Love's Harley Quinn as new villains to introduce.

"It was going to be very dark," Schumacher told The Hollywood Reporter. "I remember going to the set of Face »

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Suicide Squad’s Scott Eastwood Afraid to Approach Jared Leto in Joker Form

5 June 2015 9:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Jared Leto's got a face only his legions of fan can love, at least until he goes full-on Joker for David Ayer's Suicide Squad. Apparently, when Leto's channeling the Clown Prince of Crime, it's such an intense performance that even his co-stars are wary of approaching him. At least that's what Scott Eastwood said in a recent video interview about DC's anti-hero team-up movie. In an interview with E!, Eastwood also had a fair bit to say about Ayer's directing style, saying the director "is doing something the world will be really surprised about." He also commented on the amount of stuntwork done on set and the physical demands of the shoot. And while we don't know just what specific role he'll be playing in the film, we do know that he's part of a military team. It's safe to say he's probably in good hands with Ayer. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Emmys: 28 Supporting Actor Contenders Gather for THR's Star-Studded Photo

5 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the June 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. 1. Kumail Nanjiani Silicon Valley (HBO) First Hollywood Crush: "Cindy Crawford. She was every straight dude's first crush for, like, 10 years. That Diet Pepsi commercial changed my life." 2. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Game of Thrones (HBO) Ideal Thrones Cameo: "The Queen of England." 3. Molly Parker House of Cards (Netflix) First Hollywood Crush: "Jack Nicholson. My dad and I watched all his films together. After my first movie, I asked my dad what he thought. He said,

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- Stacey Wilson Hunt

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Meets The Shining in This Must-See Movie Mashup

2 June 2015 8:50 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The Grand Budapest Hotel probably didn't give you nightmares, but what if someone mashed it up with The Shining? That's exactly what filmmaker Steve Ramsden does in The Grand Overlook Hotel. It's uncanny how the scenes, the cinematography, and even the pinkish hues in the films match up so well. Can you imagine if Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance met Ralph Fiennes's M. Gustave? Genius. There is some gruesome imagery from The Shining in here, so if you want to avoid that, you best skip this mashup. Otherwise, watch on! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Jack Nicholson -- Dissed By Billionaire NBA Megafan ... 'He's Not A Real Fan'

30 May 2015 12:35 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jack Nicholson is officially Under Attack by a billionaire NBA superfan ... who claims the actor has Turned His Back on the Lakers -- and he's pissed!!!  The rich guy going after Jack is Jimmy Goldstein -- who the NBA says spends more money on tickets than any other person in the world. He's also a Lakers season ticket holder. So, when Jimmy was leaving Mr. Chow the other day, we had to ask how he »

- TMZ Staff

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Watch: 10-Minute Video Essay Explores The Differences Between Stephen King And Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

27 May 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“Few adaptations have been as deliberately unfaithful to its source material as Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterwork of Stephen King’s 1977 novel, ‘The Shining.’” So begins CineFix’s new “What’s the Difference” video, which breaks down the deviations of the film version of “The Shining” from King’s original novel. Yet, as the video’s narrators Michael Truly and Casey Redmon claim, “Most [people] consider the 1980 Kubrick film quintessential, not in spite of its differences, but because of them.” So what are the differences? Read More: 23.7 Facts About Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' The duo highlights how, right off the bat, the film detours from the book in something as rudimentary as the protagonist’s name. King’s hotel warden is named John Daniel Torrance, yet Jack Nicholson famously portrayed Jack Torrance in the horror classic. Furthermore — and though it might seem a small change — in the book, the »

- Zach Hollwedel

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