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"I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress," tweeted Lindelof. "...what I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future..."
Her work also includes the features "Stage Beauty" (2004), "Starter For Nothing" (2006) and "Big Nothing" (2006), "She's Out of My League" (2010), "Sex and the City 2" (2010), "The Raven" (2012), "Men In Black 3 »
- Michael Stevens
During a recent interview with talk show host Larry King, Dan Aykroyd spilled some intriguing new details about Ghostbusters 3. The actor-screenwriter teased that the story is based on particle physics research being done at Columbia University.
"It's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University. Basically, there's research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of the research that's being done. Ghostbusters -- new Ghostbusters -- have to come and solve the problem."
"There will be a hole for him. »
Recent hot cinema topics such as the portrayal of the Mandarin character in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and speculations about what classic Star Trek villain Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in J.J Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness was modeled after leading up to the film’s release, among others, underline the importance of great villains in genre cinema.
Creating a great cinematic villain is a difficult goal that makes for an incredibly rewarding and memorable viewer experience when it is achieved.
We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains. Other writing on this subject tends to be a bit unfocused, as “greatest villain” articles tend to mix live-action human villains with animated characters and even animals. Many of these articles also lack a cohesive quality as they attempt to cover too much ground at once by spanning all of film history.
This article focuses on the 1970’s, »
- Terek Puckett
How much do you really get to know a college from an official tour? The pervading opinion is not a lot. But in new film Middleton, a campus visit leads two starkly different parents to get to know themselves – and each other – as they wander off from the tour group.
Shot in eastern Washington at Gonzaga University and Washington State University, Middleton had its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on Friday night. The film, which takes place all in one day at the titular fictional school, stars Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as the parents who meet on the college tour. »
- Emily Rome
Three weeks until the Tony Awards, and the Broadway extensions (i.e. bids for prospective votes) are in full swing. The Trip to Bountiful has announced an extension to Sept. 1, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike has announced it will extend several more weeks to July 28 (as star Sigourney Weaver amusingly pointed out: “the audience’s response is so enthusiastic—and, also, we need the money.”). Billy Crystal warmed the hearts of many by announcing that he will be reviving his Tony-winning solo effort 700 Sundays for a holiday run later this year. And though it’s May, there »
- Jason Clark
They are young, good-looking and in the business of hunting bad guys under Southern California’s sunny skies.
USA is very deliberately trying to move a few yards out of its blue-sky comfort zone with its latest original drama. The ensembler toplined by Broadway vet Aaron Tveit and “Rescue Me’s” Daniel Sunjata revolves around a clutch of top law enforcement agents who live in a fancy beach house.
The tone is a little darker than USA’s signature dramas (think “Burn Notice,” “White Collar” and “Suits”), which tend to blend action with a lighter touch of romance or buddy comedy. The characters in “Graceland” are a little less charming than on other USA fare, and most notably, there’s »
- Cynthia Littleton
This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.
Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs.
Box Office: $27 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 68% Fresh
Storyline: Combining sci-fi, drama, mystery, action and romance, "Cloud Atlas" weaves together six stories that span centuries as characters reunite from one life to the next. Written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, this 172-minute epic stars Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whisaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, »
- Robert DeSalvo
DVD Release Date: Aug. 6, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
Created by Greg Berlanti (TV’s Brothers & Sisters), the TV show follows Weaver’s Elaine Barrish Hammond, the former First Lady and current Secretary of State.
With prize-winning journalist Susan Berg (Carla Cugino, Sucker Punch) digging into every corner of her life, Elaine tries to resolve international crises, strategize her own Presidential big, cope with her ex-husband’s (Ciaran Hinds, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) philandering and her twin sons’ struggles with drugs and guilt.
The two-dvd set also contains deleted scenes. »
Christopher Durang has enjoyed great success off Broadway with long-running hits like "Sister Mary Ignatius" but found little love on Broadway till now. However, that could well change as 10 of our experts expect his hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" to take home the top Tony for Best Play. This wry comedy stars Durang's longtime muse Sigourney Weaver who was snubbed by the Tonys for her bravura performance as the prodigal daughter who returns home to wreak havoc. The other three players of the title roles -- four-time Emmy champ David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier"), theater vet Kristine Nielsen and Broadway newcomer Billy Magnussen -- all contend for Tonys as does scene stealer Shalita Grant. Those backing Durang's bid are: Martin Denton (NY Theatre), Andy Humm (Gay USA), Brian Lipton (Theatermania), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), Paul »
The guests for May 13-17 on CBS chat show "The Talk" are announced. Daytime Emmy-Nominated Talk Show .The Talk. is back in New York City for the second time this season. Guests Include the .NCIS. Cast, LL Cool J (.NCIS: Los Angeles.), Lucy Liu (.Elementary.), Sigourney Weaver, Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gayle King and Norah O.Donnell (.CBS This Morning.) and Andy Cohen From CBS CBS.s The Talk, recently nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment, will return to New York City for the second time this season for a week of episodes, to be broadcast Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17 (2:00-3:00 Pm, Et/1:00-2:00 Pm, Pt/Ct), on the CBS Television Network. Co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara »
- April Neale
Fans of the horror-comedy classic Ghostbusters are going to be thrilled to know that they are less than two weeks away from being able to purchase the legendary film mastered in 4K on Blu-ray.
Fans who purchased the original version of Ghostbusters on Blu-ray, which was released in June 2009, pretty much agree that the copy is shit. To make amends, Sony has created a brand new transfer of the film from the negative. and the 4K version should be amazing, as you can see from the screenshots below.
Ghostbusters, the 1984 Ivan Reitman film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver, is currently available to pre-order on Amazon in 4K Blu-ray format. The item will officially be released on May 14th.
And for those of you not yet familiar with 4K, you can learn all about it here.
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- Scott Hallam
Looks like the voodoo priestess/housekeeper Cassandra (Tony nominee Shalita Grant) in Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike can look out for more than Hootie Pie! Vanya (recently anointed with six Tony nominations) has just claimed Best Play from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle (which includes EW critic Melissa Rose Bernardo). After four rounds of voting, the madcap comedy starring David Hyde Pierce and Sigourney Weaver emerged victorious, with Matilda the Musical taking home Best Musical. No award was given this year for Best Foreign Play.
Special citations included downtown NYC stalwart Soho Rep and »
- Jason Clark
Bette Midler has a chance to show Broadway that all is forgiven for snubbing her star turn in "I'll Eat You Last." She should set her bruised ego aside and host the upcoming Tony Awards telecast. The two-time Oscar contender was widely expected to reap her first Tony bid for playing Hollywood's first superagent Sue Mengers in John Logan's tart comedy. But the 42 folks on the nominating committee gave her the cold shoulder. Related: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda lead Tony nominations Midler was likely edged out of the Best Actress (Play) race by Broadway vet Kristine Nielsen who was bumped up from featured to lead for her scene-stealing performance in Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." While Bette may be bitter, just imagine how Sigourney Weaver, who plays Masha, feels. After all, it was her star power that got her pal's play to Broadway »
Tony Awards 2013 ‘Hollywood Snubs’ (photo: Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) [See previous post: "Tony Awards 2013: Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks Nominated."] Among the movie celebrities who could have been nominated but weren’t, are The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘s Benjamin Walker for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (made into a 1958 movie directed by Richard Brooks, and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman); and two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) for The Heiress (in the role that earned Olivia de Havilland an Oscar). Here are a few more: Alien and Avatar‘s Sigourney Weaver for Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike; Bette Midler for John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, about the powerful Hollywood agent whose clients ranged from Barbra Streisand to Tatum O’Neal; and Paul Rudd (Prince Avalanche) and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) for Grace. (See also Tony »
- Andre Soares
Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron, Cicely Tyson, Tom Sturridge among nominees (photo: Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy) The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in this year’s shortlist. (See also: “Tony Awards 2013: Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Chastain ‘Snubbed.’“) Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) is in the running for Best Actor in a Play for Lucky Guy, which is also up for the Best Play Tony Award. Written by Nora Ephron, who directed Hanks and Meg Ryan in two of their biggest box-office hits, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, Lucky Guy traces the rise, fall, and rebirth of New York tabloid columnist Mike McAlary. Ephron, among whose other film credits include the Meryl Streep / Amy Adams comedy Julie & Julia and, as a screenwriter, »
- Andre Soares
There were plenty of surprises in the Tony nominations this morning, starting with the fact that the most-recognized show was Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots (with 13 total nominations, including Best Musical) — and not presumed front-runner Matilda (with 12). Of course, the Roald Dahl-inspired Matilda might have picked up a tying 13th nomination had the four young actresses rotating in the title role not been ruled ineligible for Best Actress in a Musical (the quartet will share special Tony honors instead).
Plenty of familiar Hollywood names made the cut for nominations, including three in the Best Actor in a Play category: »
- Thom Geier
The sex is in the heel, indeed! The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical Kinky Boots (based on the 2005 British film) dominated the Tony nominations, garnering 13 Tony nominations, including a best score nod for Lauper for her first-ever musical. Trailing not far behind were Matilda (12 nods), whose four tweens sharing the title role will be recognized with a special award on Tony night, Pippin (10 nods), and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (9 nods).
- Jason Clark
Star power shined on Broadway this season - and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning. Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Tony Award 2013 nominations: Broadway-Hollywood connections include Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Bette Midler (photo: Sigourney Weaver in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike) The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced tomorrow, April 30. Among this year’s potential Tony nominees are a number of film-related performers, ranging from Academy Award nominees and winners such as Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Chastain to The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson, Our Idiot Brother and Dinner for Schmucks‘ Paul Rudd, and Tom Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) may be up for a Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. Ephron, who died last year, directed Hanks in two of his biggest box-office hits: Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998), both co-starring Meg Ryan. Another potential Best Actor nominee is David Hyde Pierce (Nixon, Down with Love) for »
- Andre Soares
With 38 productions in contention for this year's Tony Awards, there were plenty of surprises in Tuesday's nominations announcement. (See full list of nominations here.) Among the famous folk left off the list of contenders were two women who we expected to reap Best Actress (Play) bids: Bette Midler for her one-woman show "I'll Eat You Last" and Sigourney Weaver for her pal Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Weaver was edged out by her co-star Kristine Nielsen who was deemed to be a lead by the Tonys. Also bumped by a co-star was Alec Baldwin who headlines the revival of "Orphans." He made a different kind of headline when Shia Labeouf left the show citing him as a reason. While Laboeuf's replacement Ben Foster was not nominated, Tom Sturridge -- who stayed with the production -- was. Scarlett Johansson won a Tony in the featured actress race in 2010 for. »
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