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Hollywood sure loves a remake. And it seems like every couple of months we're hit with another rumor that producers are looking to remake Thelma & Louise. That doesn't sit well with Geena Davis, who starred alongside Susan Sarandon in the 1991 film. "Leave it the hell alone," Davis told me earlier today on her way to the San Diego Film Festival, where she was set to receive this year's Reframed Humanitarian Award. "I mean, come on! People can do whatever they want but it doesn't seem like it needs to be remade. "People are still watching it the same amount as they ever did," the Oscar winner said. "It's hard to meet someone who hasn't seen the »
Mila Kunis has been ripping our hearts out for years now, so we may as well see her do it literally (albeit in animated form) in this exclusive clip from Hell & Back, the new raunchy animated flick from the folks at Robot Chicken. The R-rated comedy stars Kunis, T.J. Miller, Michael Pena, Susan Sarandon, Bob Odenkirk, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson, which sounds like a perfectly fun line-up for... Read More »
- Paul Shirey
Now in its 14th year, the San Diego Film Festival, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, bills itself as “5 Days, 100+ films — binge watching for film lovers.” And in the crowded fall festival landscape it has managed to separate itself from the herd by offering “more star-power, more gala films and more industry-related events, including panels and parties, than ever before,” says Dale Strack, chairman. “This year we got nearly 2,000 submissions from some 65 countries.”
While the fest has grown, it has also fine-tuned its focus and embraced new programs, adds Tonya Mantooth, VP of programming.
For this edition, Sdff has partnered with Susan Sarandon and Thomas Morgan (“Waiting for Mamu”), who together run Reframed Pictures, to create the Social Justice Initiative — a panel and workshop making its debut Oct. 2.
This new program is designed as a platform for documentaries telling transformational stories of lasting social impact, with the goal of »
- Iain Blair
In 2005, fans of Joss Whedon’s shiny space western “Firefly” had spent a couple years deploring the show’s cancelation on Fox, and the sci-fi series had only just begun to garner its cult following thanks to the power of the DVD. With support from its growing fanbase and with some persistence from Joss the Boss, the canceled series finally got a conclusion to the tale of the ragtag crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity with the release of a feature film. That film — named for the crew’s beloved spaceship — was released in theaters 10 years ago today, on Sept. 30, 2005. The film featured all nine regular cast members of “Firefly,” along with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the antagonist role, years before his Oscar nomination, and a brief appearance from Sarah Paulson, before TV viewers would come to know her for “American Horror Story.” “Serenity” ultimately under-performed at the box office, »
- Emily Rome
The 'Enchanted' sequel will reportedly be called 'Disenchanted'. Disney's follow-up to the 2007 movie starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey is believed to be moving forward with 'The Proposal' director Anne Fletcher helming the project, Collider reports. It has not yet clear which cast members will return, although Amy - who led a star-studded ensemble of actors including James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, and Susan Sarandon - has previously been less than enthusiastic about making a second movie. The Oscar-winning actress, who played Gisele, a naive princess banished to modern-day New York by the evil Queen Narissa (Sarandon), admitted she thinks it is a perfect standalone movie. She previously said: ''It's a perfect standalone movie. It has a great beginning, a great middle, and a great end. I watched it recently, because I typically don't watch my work a lot, and I thought, I really like that movie. It was »
Well, we presumed this one had pretty much died a death. As much fun as we had with 2007's Enchanted, the hugely entertaining Disney movie where Amy Adam's Princess crosses over from animation to live action, it's been a while since we heard anything of the sequel. There had been talk last year of a new script being ordered, but nothing seemed to come of it.
When the film was first talked about around five years ago, The Proposal's Anne Fletcher was taking over from Tarzan's Kevin Lima as director. Amy Adams was expected to return, as were fellow cast members Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden (although the fate of Susan Sarandon's villain was unclear).
It's now being reported that Disney has reawakened its interest in Enchanted 2, which is now »
In 2007, Disney had yet to hit on the gold mine that has become adapting their classic animated feature films for live action. But they did find some success with the live-action fairytale Enchanted, which wasn't based on any preexisting titles, instead spoofing the fantasy princess genre that Disney is so well-known for. The original grossed $340 million at the worldwide box office, and was nominated for a trio of Best Original Song Oscars. Disney started to develop a sequel shortly after the first movie was released, but that has laid dormant for years now. According to Collider, Enchanted 2 is finally moving forward. And it even has a working title.
Getting a sequel off the ground proved to be quite hard for the studio. And there has been minimal, to no movement on the project over the course of the past 8 years. Sources say that is about to change in a major way. »
A new report suggests that Disney Pictures is moving forward again on an "Enchanted" sequel and even has a new title for it - "Disenchanted".
Collider broke the news, saying that's the working title for the film which is now "in the process of punching up the script with the hopes that it will be in greenlight-ready shape very soon."
It has been eight years since the first film and the studio has been trying to get a follow-up going for a good portion of that period.
At last report J. David Stem and David N. Weiss ("Shrek 2," "The Smurfs") had signed on to write the screenplay and Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal") remains attached to direct. No word if Amy Adams, James Marsden or Susan Sarandon would return. »
- Garth Franklin
Over the course of this year, an increasing number of actresses have spoken out about their unequal employer, showbiz. Geena Davis is the latest star to air her grievances about Hollywood sexism.
“After ‘Thelma & Louise,’ which was pretty noticed and potent and significant, (people said) ‘This changes everything! There’s going to be so many female buddy movies!’ and nothing changed,” Davis said in an interview with The Guardian.
Despite the recent flurry of films with strong female leads, including the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, “Trainwreck” and “Bridesmaids,” Davis says the ratio of male to female movie characters has not changed since 1946.
“The big takeaway I got from ‘Thelma & Louise’ was the reaction of women who had seen the movie being so profound, so different,” she added. “It was overwhelming and it made me realize how few opportunities we give women to feel excited and empowered by female characters, to come out of a movie pumped. »
- Mannie Holmes
Ridley Scott.s 1991 film Thelma and Louise will surely go down in history as one of the great female empowerment films. Stars Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon were given bold, strong, take-action characters to sink their teeth into, and the result is a fantastic and unfortunately rare bit of woman-led entertainment. But while most of the movie-going world reflects back on the movie positively, part of Geena Davis. reaction is sadly dedicated to frustration, as it never actually sparked the start of a significant feminist wave in Hollywood . despite a lot of conversation on the matter. Davis - who has become intensely dedicated to better jobs and roles for women in the film industry, founding the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media . recent participated in an interview with The Guardian, and it was during their conversation that the actress expressed her thoughts about Thelma and Louise 24 years on. Discussing »
Directed by Jim Sharman
Screenplay by Richard O’Brien and Jim Sharman
The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn’t the first midnight-cult-classic, but the beautiful, weird and dark musical is without a doubt, the most famous. The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week and so what better time to add it to my list of greatest cult films.
For the unfamiliar, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the film adaptation of a popular musical stage production composed and written by Richard O’Brien, a struggling actor at the time who was best known for his performances in such musicals as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. For O’Brien, The Rocky Horror Picture Show was an homage to drive-in double features and science fiction B-movies of the fifties, and ironically, the film itself went on to become the ultimate midnight movie. Trhps opened Sept. »
The film celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. It opened Sept. 26, 1975, advertised with the iconic poster of a lipsticked mouth with the tagline “A different set of jaws” — a reference to Steven Spielberg’s shark movie, which had opened three months earlier.
Execs at 20th Century Fox knew they had an unusual film which would require a different approach to marketing. Before the film’s U.S. premiere at Los Angeles’ UA Westwood theater, Fox hired a promotion company to distribute flyers to people in line at other films, concerts and clubs, at beaches “and other spots where youth gathers,” said a Daily Variety story at the time. The company handed out 100,000 flyers in the eight weeks before the film opened, which included postage-paid envelopes »
- Tim Gray
Liv Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, has fallen into the Hollywood age trap. She says she’s struggling to find meaningful roles because she’s now 38, too old too old to play the ingenue and too young for more mature parts. Actresses like Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Judy Dench and Susan Sarandon find roles. [...]
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Jon Stewart’s Daily Show successor won’t be totally alone at that desk when the show returns on Sept. 28.
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah debuts Monday, Sept. 28, at 11/10c.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Susan Sarandon has exited Epix’s upcoming »
Read More: Watch: 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Turns 40 HBO is airing a science-fiction double feature. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" turns 40 this year, and HBO is celebrating the camp classic's anniversary with a special midnight screening. The freaky phenomenon, based on the stage musical of the same name, famously flopped in theaters before gaining a cult following and a second life as a midnight movie staple. The film stars Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Boswick and a host of others in the unnerving tale of an extraterrestrial transvestite and his unwitting guests. HBO is airing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight on September 26, as well as streaming the flick on its HBO Go and HBO Now platforms. Read More: Why the Midnight Madness of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Still Matters 40 Years Later »
- Karen Brill
HBO is airing a science-fiction double feature. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" turns 40 this year, and HBO is celebrating the camp classic's anniversary with a special midnight screening. The freaky phenomenon, based on the stage musical of the same name, famously flopped in theaters before gaining a cult following and a second life as a midnight movie staple. The film stars Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Barry Boswick and a host of others in the unnerving tale of an extraterrestrial transvestite and his unwitting guests. HBO is airing "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight on September 26, as well as streaming the flick on its HBO Go and HBO Now platforms. Read More: Why the Midnight Madness of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Still Matters 40 Years Later
- Karen Brill
So much for Epix’s dream pairing of Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon as the leads for its first original comedy series. The premium TV network/VOD service backed by Viacom, Lionsgate, and MGM said in a statement today that the Oscar-winning actress has left Graves “due to artistic differences.” Two months ago she was set to play Margaret Graves, the wife of former U.S. President Richard Graves (Nolte), who decides to follow her own political ambitions just as her husband… »
Susan Sarandon will not be making her TV series debut after all. The Oscar winner has exited Epix scripted comedy Graves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. "Susan Sarandon has departed the Epix original series Graves due to artistic differences and her replacement will be named shortly," an Epix spokesperson said in a statement to THR. Picked up straight-to-series, the single-camera comedy stars Nick Nolte as a former president of the U.S. Two decades after his term ends, he begins to think that his policies have damaged the country for decades, so he goes on a Don
- Lesley Goldberg
When Law & Order: Svu returns, Olivia Benson will have a new right-hand man: Broadway actor Andy Karl.
The Tony nominee will recur during the NBC procedural’s 17th season as Sgt. Mike Dodds, the son of Peter Gallagher’s Deputy Chief William Dodds. According to TVGuide.com, Mike will serve as No. 2 to Mariska Hargitay’s character, who is now acting commander at the precinct.
RelatedLaw & Order: Svu Boss Talks Transition Year for Olivia & Co., Possible Trump Episode
Though he is best known for his work in such musicals as Legally Blonde, Wicked and Rocky, Karl’s TV credits include »
A new picture of Christina Ricci posing as Morticia Addams has caused a stir online - and while the actress looks perfect for the role, sadly it's photoshopped.
Ricci looks just at home playing Morticia as she did playing the family's daughter Wednesday back in the '90s, but don't expect to see her star as the Addams family matriarch any time soon.
The photo got Twitter users talking instantly, with many keen to see Ricci star as Morticia for real.
all i have ever wanted was christina ricci to be morticia and then i find out it's photoshopped.
— edgy lez (@spunkyboy_png) September 22, 2015
Christina Ricci as Morticia Addams. What a time to be alive. pic.twitter.com/bJ2IWvZwic
— Julian Caesar (@Exit_The_Void) September 22, 2015
Christina Ricci Dressed Up As Morticia Addams I'm Burning pic.twitter.com/vVkZVEG5Ox
— Won't Graham (@sauronite) September 22, 2015
My thoughts on Christina Ricci »
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