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Yesterday was a tragic day for horror fans around the world, as we reported the unfortunate news of Wes Craven passing at the age of 76 in his Los Angeles home. Wes Craven left an indelible mark on the horror movie genre almost immediately with his first feature film, 1972's The Last House on the Left, and his influence will be felt for years to come, in the filmmakers that follow and carry on his legacy. As we continue to mourn the loss of this legend, we're revisiting his best work with nine of his best films.
Wesley Earl Craven was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Caroline (Miller) and Paul Eugene Craven, raised by a strict baptist family, although his father died when he was just five years old. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton University in Illinois, and earned his Masters in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. »
Jimmy Kimmel wants to know the specifics of how Donald Trump plans to make America great again. “The strangest thing about the Trump campaign being on top for a full month now is that apart from his plant to build a wall to keep the Mexicans out, we know absolutely nothing about what he plans to do as president,” the ABC late-night host said. To reflect Trump’s habit of making vague promises, Kimmel debuted a brand new, incredibly vague campaign ad for the former “Apprentice” host. Also Read: Donald Trump-Charlie Sheen 2016? 'Anger Management' Star Wants »
- Joe Otterson
Charlie Sheen appears to have flip-flopped on the Donald Trump issue. “Anger Management” star Sheen has thrown his hat into the ring as a potential running mate for the Gop front-runner, after calling Trump a “shame pile of idiocy.” Sheen took to Twitter on Thursday to declare that he would gladly serve as Trump’s vice president, after actor Owen Wilson compared Trump to the occasionally volatile actor. “Dear O. Wilson they took ur comment out of context! I’m honored! thank u!” Sheen gushed. “If Trump will hv me I’d be his VP in a heartbeat!” Also Read: »
- Tim Kenneally
Before Michael Keaton made movie history and landed the role of Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton.s Batman, a crop of other great actors were up for the role - including Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen. Last year we also found out that James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was among the names in contention, and now new information has come to light revealing why he ultimately didn.t get the part. Considering how popular the Dark Knight is now, the actor.s reasoning is pretty mind-boggling. During an interview Details, Brosnan briefly revealed the reason. In a nut shell, he just couldn.t take the role seriously. But it put it a bit more harshly. Said Brosnan, It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, .Any »
West. Kilmer. Keaton. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Brosnan? Speaking in an interview with Details, former 007 Pierce Brosnan revealed that he was once offered the chance to play The Caped Crusader for Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
At the time, Pierce Brosnan was one of a number of stars in line for the coveted part, rubbing shoulders with Mel Gibson – fresh off the Mad Max trilogy – Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray. Ultimately, though, it was a role that never really caught the actor’s attention, and here he reveals exactly why he passed up the chance.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman? Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So, yeah.”
Low and behold, it was »
- Michael Briers
Owen Wilson has compared Donald Trump to another controversial character actor, Charlie Sheen, saying that as entertaining as the Gop presidential candidate is, it doesn’t seem realistic that Trump might win the election. “You can’t help but get a kick out of him,” Wilson told The Daily Beast while promoting his latest film, “No Escape.” “Here’s somebody who’s not following that script. It’s like when Charlie Sheen was doing that stuff — like, wow! He’s answering a question completely honestly, and in an entertaining way. You sort of feel he could be a character from ‘Network, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Last year, Pierce Brosnan revealed that he’d turned down the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton’s 1989 reinvention of The Dark Knight, and now the former 007 has spoken about his decision in an interview with Details.
“It was the beginning of these huge movies, and I just thought, Batman?” states Brosnan. “Batman held such an indelible place in my own childhood, but I said something flippant to Tim Burton, like, ‘Any guy who wears his underpants outside his trousers cannot be taken seriously.’ So yeah.”
Brosnan was one of a number of actors considered for Batman, with the likes of Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and Bill Murray all in the frame at one point or another. The role of course went on to be filled by Michael Keaton, who also reprised the role for 1992’s Batman Returns before hanging up the cape and cowl. »
- Gary Collinson
On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
What she did first
8 celebrity couples who tried to nail Dirty Dancing's iconic lift scene
Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
Kathy Bates won an Oscar in 1991, and then had to wait 21 years to win an Emmy. After nine nominations in categories ranging from director to lead actress, Bates finally landed the elusive TV trophy for a guest spot on “Two and a Half Men.” Then she won again last year for “American Horror Story: Coven.” She’s back in the running this year for the latest “Horror Story,” but, having finally felt the taste of victory, says she’s ready to see someone else shine.
I heard you weren’t at the Creative Arts ceremony when you won the guest Emmy.
No, you know what happened is that “Harry’s Law” had been cancelled. I decided we were gonna sit shiva for Harry at my house, since she was Jewish. Everybody came from the cast and crew, and one of the hair women came in and said, “You just won an Emmy! »
- Geoff Berkshire
Ahead of the show's season two premiere on Tuesday, August 25th, from director Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror), comes another From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series behind-the-scenes video. Also: Voices of the Damned and Children of the Night release details.
From Dusk Till Dawn Season 2: In this second behind-the-scenes video, the crew takes you through what the costume and makeup process is like for the series:
Returning cast members are D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation); Zane Holtz (Wind Walkers, Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower); Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, "Sons of Anarchy"); Eiza González ("Amores Verdaderos" ("True Love")); Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show," To Whom It May Concern); Madison Davenport ("Noah," "Shameless"); Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, Ender's Game, Incredible Crew) and guest star Jake Busey ("Motorcycle Gang, »
- Tamika Jones
Grr, argh. Sit, Ubu, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favourite TV shows?
Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of network notes, audience feedback or sponsorship concerns.
A closing tag doesn’t need to sell a show, tell a story, or lasso an audience back for the next episode. It’s simply a signature, a few seconds entirely belonging to the creatives, to do with what they will.
As such, closing logos are as self-indulgent or esoteric as the production company wills them. They’re perhaps the only place in television production where in-jokes, family photos, personal homages (or extended rants in the case of one comedy producer) and kid-drawn scribbles usually found taped to the fridge door are entirely welcome. »
TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek of the ladies’ reunion, which starts just as awkwardly as you’d imagine, considering Spinner’s on a date with Lydia’s son when they bump into each other.
Nate and Jimmy excuse themselves for a minute, leaving Lydia alone with Pepper, who shares her philosophy on why “little boys are into grown women. »
ABC presented a panel on The Goldbergs for the Television Critics Association today. The show is entering its third season and getting noticed for its parodies of classic ‘80s movies. In particular, last year’s Ferris Bueller episode made waves with a guest appearance by Charlie Sheen. So series creator Adam F. Goldberg is not going […]
- Fred Topel
Rare Replay is coming exclusively to Xbox One on August 4 in what amounts to the best gaming bargain of 2015 by a landslide. As of this past Friday you can now secure a Rare Replay pre-order directly from your Xbox One dashboard or at the Xbox.com website.
What makes Rare Replay so special? For only $29.99 you'll get to play the full versions of Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, Battletoads, Blast Corps, Killer Instinct Gold, Kameo: Elements of Power, Grabbed by the Ghoulies and more in celebration of Rare's 30th anniversary. In total 30 awesome Rare classic are packed into this single game and priced at only $1 each. I'd consider paying nearly that for some of these games by their lonesome.
Did I mention Rare Replay comes with a 10,000 gamerscore and any saves and Achievements earned from previous Xbox 360 versions of these games will automatically port over to the new Xbox One compilation? »
The performance of an actor playing a villainous role can sometimes be the most interesting part of the film. This is an in-depth look at some of those performances which were awarded with an Oscar.
To get a good character in film, you have to develop that character. The audience needs to see the world through their eyes in order to understand their perspective and motivations. This is especially true with villains, which are arguably more difficult to develop than a traditional protagonist. Often times villains are given the short end of the characterization stick in any given film, which makes sense. It’s not easy making an action that could hurt or harm other people seem logical, so many films don’t put much effort into it. The audience recognizes a villain when they see one, and they know he is bad because of his actions, no matter how questionable they may be. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
“We were naked and about to do our thing when all of a sudden we heard the sound of the door handle turning and then the door popped open. Bri jumped under the covers as Teddy and Sheamus barged into the room, inebriated as can be, wit the ‘Ahhh fella!’ and all that.”
He also reveals one WWE superstar had a terrible attitude and treated him meanly when he first joined WWE. That man was Ezekiel Jackson, who himself had only been with WWE for a short time. The incident went down on a plane, when Jackson boarded and demanded »
- Grahame Herbert
Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
I’m a huge Chris Tucker fan. Always have been.
From his scene-stealing performance in The Fifth Element, to Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Comedy Jam and 1995’s Friday opposite Ice Cube, starring in Money Talks with Charlie Sheen, through to his role in Silver Linings Playbook, Tucker is forever a pleasure to watch and is still one of the funniest comedians.
I was thrilled to read that the actor would be headlining his first full length stand-up comedy special titled “Chris Tucker Live” which had its premiere on Friday, July 10 on Netflix. It is one of the funniest stand-up shows to come along in years.
In the hilarious show, Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops. From his pitch perfect impersonations of Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton, his take on first dates and marriage, visiting Oprah Winfrey’s house, to his singular on-stage physicality, »
- Michelle McCue
Who’s ready for Howard & Bernadette in Outer Space?
Probably not Big Bang Theory executive producer Chuck Lorre. When asked whether he’s considered launching a spinoff companion to CBS’ smash-hit comedy, Lorre’s response — “Never. No. Never. No.” — is as swift as it is definitive. Ultimately, he says, he never wants to take the show or its audience for granted.
RelatedFall TV: Heroes vs. Big Bang vs. Greys, and Thursday’s Other DVR Dilemmas
Of course, as Lorre tells TVLine’s Michael Ausiello in our Comic-Con video suite at the Hard Rock Hotel, that hasn’t stopped CBS from »
Regular readers of the site will know that earlier this year we ran a series looking at the classic films of Keanu Reeves. This was to co-inside with the release of the fantastic John Wick; now we turn our attention to another big name from the nineties, Tom Cruise. Each week from now until the release of the highly anticipated fifth Mission Impossible film, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, we’ll be taking an in depth look the films that we feel are his classics.
Tom Cruise, born Thomas Cruise Mapothor IV, got into acting during high school, abandoning his original plans of becoming a Catholic priest. He then moved to New York at the age of eighteen to start acting. His on-screen début came in Endless Love where he had a small role. He also has a starred in Taps, The Outsiders, Losing It, All the Right Moves, and Legend before studios started taking notice. »
- Kat Smith
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