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I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.
Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.
Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)
Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.
When we hear the phrase serial killer we may automatically think of men – but some of the most deadly murderers in history are female. We may like to play simple games based on crime, death and intrigue such as the themed slots you would find at SuperCasino, but the reality is often horrific – and sometimes comes with an Xx chromosome. Here’s a top ten list of evil women in history.
1) Myra Hindley
The 'Moors Murderers', Hindley and her boyfriend Ian Brady, killed five young people in the 1960s in Manchester, England, sexually assaulting four of them. Several bodies were left on bleak, desolate moorland; the corpse of Keith Bennett has never been found. The judge described Hindley and Brady, who used axes, blades and even pieces of string to murder their victims, as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity.”
2) Miranda Barbour
Officially, the ‘Craigslist Killer’ and her husband »
Patty Jenkins, best known as the writer and director of the Charlize Theron-led film Monster, will helm the English-language remake of the Norwegian action-comedy Jackpot. According to THR, the script is being written by David Callaham, who wrote the first Expendables film, as well as Doom and Godzilla. Magnus Martens wrote and directed the original Norwegian film, based on a novel by Jo Nesbø, one of the current darlings of Scandinavian crime fiction. Our own Kurt Halfyard caught it at Fantasia in Montreal back in 2012. Highlights from his review include such praise as..."Jackpot is bloody as hell with no fears of severing body parts and splattering victims and perpetrators alike; a very large bosomed lady falling in slow motion from a shotgun blast is played for laughs."Magnus Martin's Jackpot...
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The story follows four men with dangerous pasts who all win big in a sports betting pool, although lethal complications arise when it comes time to split up the winnings. Magnus Martens directed the original film, which starred Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus and Mads Ousdal.
Dave Callaham (Godzilla, The Expendables 3) has signed on to write the screenplay, with Will Gluck (Annie) attached to produce through his Olive Bridge company. It isn't known when production may begin.
Patty Jenkins made her directorial debut with the 2004 drama Monster, which earned Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress. She was, at one point, attached to direct Thor: The Dark World for Marvel before parting ways due to creative differences. She has since »
At one time, Monster director Patty Jenkins was lined up to direct Thor: The Dark World for Marvel Studios, but some trouble behind the scenes saw her exit the project and the job ended up going to Alan Taylor. Sadly, that means the director hasn't found another big project since her breakthrough with the film famous for Charlize Theron's serial killer transformation. But she just might have another chance at becoming a household name as THR reports Jenkins will direct Jackpot, a remake of a Norwegian action comedy directed by Magnus Martens from 2011, an adaptation of a crime story by Jo Nesbo (Headhunters). After winning a huge sum of money in a betting pool, four coworkers begin to double-cross each other over the prize money, and things turn lethal pretty quickly. The script comes from The Expendables and Godzilla scribe David Callaham with Easy A director Will Gluck acting »
- Ethan Anderton
It seemed inevitable that Seth MacFarlane was going to star in a movie. After his success with Ted (which he wrote and directed and which made over half a billion worldwide), after hosting both Saturday Night Live and the Oscars, it seemed he wanted to be in front of the camera, no longer just writing and providing voice work for such television shows as Family Guy and American Dad. That shot was A Million Ways to Die in the West, which he also wrote, produced and directed, and it did not have the sort of success that would suggest he’ll get to star in another. The film barely made $40 million domestically, and was roundly panned. The film has its moments, and will probably get a better reputation when it’s viewed with the lowered expectations that come with home viewing, though it’s the definition of indulgent. Co-starring with Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson, »
- Andre Dellamorte
Most real actors would rather do a West End play than appear in a major Hollywood blockbuster.
Does that surprise anyone? Is this a statement that would normally send cold shivers down the spine of those who read it? Idris Elba dropped a truth bomb this week, pointing out some of the ridiculousness of modern movie making. Strapped into a harness for hours, dangled back and forth against a green screen, being yelled direction through a bullhorn. I doubt this is what anyone attended the Royal Shakespeare Company for.
The very obvious truth is that actors do blockbuster movies for the career bump and sometimes the pay check. The popular quote for popular actors is “one for them, one for you”. You do the studio movie to get paid, which allows you to do the »
- Anghus Houvouras
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will hand its 2015 Outstanding Performer of the Year Award to Foxcatcher star Steve Carell. A tribute celebrating his performance in Bennett Miller’s film will take place on February 6. Foxcatcher debuted in Cannes and sets an almost unrecognizable Carell as the reclusive, wrestling-obsessed millionaire John du Pont. Sbiff executive director Roger Durling says of Carell, “He’s made us laugh for so many years with his great comedic abilities, but he shows this year that his range and artistry runs deep with his career-changing performance in Foxcatcher. He is unrecognizable physically and emotionally.”
Sony Pictures Classics released Foxcatcher this past weekend on the heels of screenings at the Academy earlier this week. The film led the specialty box office, opening with a robust $288K in six theaters. Carell’s performance has stirred critical acclaim leading into awards season.
Previous Outstanding Performer Award recipients at Santa Barbara include Cate Blanchett, »
- The Deadline Team
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Steve Carell is the recipient of this year's Outstanding Performer of the Year Award for his work in Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher." The news comes right on the heels of the film's Thursday night AFI Fest premiere and theatrical release this weekend. "He's made us laugh for so many years with his great comedic abilities," Sbiff Executive Director Roger Durling said, "but he shows this year that his range and artistry runs deep with his career-changing performance in 'Foxcatcher.' He is unrecognizeable physically and emotionally." Indeed, Carell is outstanding in this film, and curiously, there have been those who don't think he'll figure into the Best Actor Oscar race. Maybe it's some combination of expecting the film to struggle with Academy types (it's a chilly exercise, to be sure) and the notion that his is more of a supporting performance than a leading one, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Charlize Theron can play with her 2 year-old son without fear of hikers who jump to conclusions ... at least when she does it in the middle of Los Angeles.The Oscar winning mom was out with Bf Sean Penn yucking it up in front of the paparazzi.We broke the story ... a hiker called 911 after hearing Jackson's screaming mid-temper tantrum Friday. Cops quickly realized the kid was fine and it was a false alarm.This time »
- TMZ Staff
Kris Humphries reacts to Kim Kardashian's nude photos - Et Uma Thurman looks amazing! - Us Weekly Which O.C. star is glad the show is over? - Huffington Post Snooki bakes JWoww a gross baby-shower cake - Ok! Elisabeth Hasselbeck discusses cancer scare - Hollywood Reporter Jim Carrey just gave a random person a haircut - TooFab Get an inside look at Beyond the Lights - Rotten Tomatoes Charlize Theron has a brush with the police over her emotional son - Wonderwall The alternate ending for Gaurdians of the Galaxy gets emotional - Moviepilot »
The Golden Globe winner, 53, will be honored at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala with the prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress.
"Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far from Heaven to this year's Cannes win for Best Actress in the riveting Maps to the Stars," said festival chairman Harold Matzner. "In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease. It is our honor to present the 2015 Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress »
Sean Penn and Charlize Theron had their morning hike interrupted by cops Thursday ... after another hiker accused them of possibly mistreating Charlize's toddler ... but we're told cops determined they did nothing wrong ... TMZ has learned.The incident went down at Vasquez Rocks in Santa Clarita, CA. Charlize and Sean were having a sunrise picnic when a female hiker with a camera stopped after she heard Charlize's 2-year-old son Jackson screaming in a tantrum. The hiker »
- TMZ Staff
By Anjelica Oswald
Since opening Nov. 6 with the world premiere of J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, AFI Fest has hosted the world premieres of Ava DuVernay’s Selma, Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler and Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, but it’s also hosted a variety of festival favorites, including Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, which closes the festival tonight. Miller, a two-time Oscar nominee, received the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival following the film’s premiere. This biographical film is based on the true story of brothers and wrestling gold medalists Mark (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) and their relationship with John du Pont (Steve Carell), which ultimately results in Dave’s murder. The film opens in theaters tomorrow. Twelve of the past 14 films to close AFI Fest have received Oscar nominations, two for best picture. Closing-night films at AFI Fest »
- Anjelica Oswald
On Today's Show Kim K Wants You to See Her Completely Naked Inside the NBC/Ray Rice Interview Another TLC Star is in Some Serious Trouble Sean Penn & Charlize Theron's Run-In with Police Skype Us Tmztvshow Tweet Us Tweet to @Tmzlive Read more »
- TMZ Staff
The whole year, I have been looking for The Oscar season frontrunner for Best Actress. I was hoping Shailene Woodley from "The Fault in Our Stars" would squeak in, but now, the lovely, talented, and ultra-sweet Julianne Moore is the one to beat!
Her double whammy performances for "Map to the Stars" and "Still Alice" solidify that notion. And just this morning, the Palm Springs International Film Festival just called her The best actress of the year! Moore will be receiving the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, at the festival's Awards Gala.
I can't wait! I will be on the red carpet to chat it up with the fantastic Miss Moore! She will be joining the equally talented Eddie Redmayne from "The Theory of Everything" at the gala where the actor is set to receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor.
Here's the full press release from the Psiff:
Palm Springs, »
If you’re still questioning whether Julianne Moore will be among the top contenders for this year’s Best Actress prize, allow the Palm Springs International Film Festival to bolster the argument. Announced in a press release, the fest will honor the "Still Alice" actress with its Desert Palm Achievement Award, an annual litmus test for the year’s Oscary-worthy performances. “Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as 'Boogie Nights' and 'Far from Heaven' to this year’s Cannes win for Best Actress in the riveting 'Maps to the Stars,'” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner in a statement. “In her latest film 'Still Alice,' she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate »
- Matt Patches
Julianne Moore might be the hottest actress in the Oscar race this year, and most voters haven’t even seen her film yet. This four-time Oscar nominee and Emmy winner for Game Change is considered overdue for a win. Still Alice, in which she plays a victim of early-onset Alzheimer’s, offers her a great opportunity to finally take home that statuette, and today the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced that she will receive the Actress prize at this year’s gala on January 3. Eddie Redmayne was previously announced for the fest’s Actor prize, and both are considered front-runners in the Oscar race, so Psiff is just jumping on the bandwagon.
Every precursor award a contender can get just makes them seem more inevitable for the final win. Moore certainly is deserving, and it is looking like her year. In May, she won the Best Actress prize at »
- Pete Hammond
The star of Still Alice will attend the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) to collect the Desert Palm Achievement Award on January 3.
Moore is once again likely to be in prolonged awards season contention for her acclaimed portrayal of a woman with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s.
“Throughout her career, Julianne Moore has delivered a wide range of extraordinary performances, from such diverse Oscar-nominated films as Boogie Nights and Far From Heaven to this year’s Cannes win for best actress in the riveting Maps To The Stars,” said festival chairman Harold Matzner.
“In her latest film Still Alice, she faces one of her most demanding and challenging roles as Alice, a woman diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Moore delivers another career-defining performance that is sure to captivate audiences and bring attention to this devastating disease.”
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The two began dating in 2011 after they met on the set of Rampart and Foster popped the question in January 2014. The 48-year-old House of Cards star told the Telegraph in February that same year that that getting engaged to 34-year-old Foster wasn’t all that different than dating.
Watch: Robin Wright Can Dance!
"We felt married anyway,” Wright said. “We've been together ever since the first date."
The Golden Globe winner added that it wasn’t just the ring she had on her ring finger that represented her devotion to her now-ex.
“Ben has an ‘R’ tattoo in the same place,” she said, admitting that she actually has a ‘B’ tattoo on his ring finger as well. “I’ve been so anti-tattoos my whole life. But doing this felt right because we’re not »
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