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The first trailer for the comedy ‘A Merry Friggin Christmas’ starring the late Robin Williams and ‘The Soup’s Joel McHale has been released in time for the start of the holidays. In the Tristram Shapeero directed comedy, McHale plays a family man who is forced to spend the holidays with his dysfunctional relatives. After realizing he has left his son’s gifts at home, McHale’s character will take a last minute road trip with his own father (played by Williams) that is sure to be hell as they race against the clock. In the brief first clip for the November 7th release, Williams is seen helping his grandson get ready for [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
Why is "Halloween" still scary? And "Scream"? And "The Exorcist"? Because people refuse to talk about their scariest moments. Have you forgotten the most horrifying moment in "Child's Play"? The Snap reminds you today. Check out all episodes of 'The Snap': Ep. #30: Everything You Don't Know About Taylor Swift Ep. #29: 5 Unanswered Questions About 'Gone Girl' Ep. #28: 19 Beautiful Things That Look Like Donald Trump Ep. #27: 20 Reasons Fall is the Worst Season Ep. #26: Everything Wrong with Urban Outfitters Ep. #25: Joan Rivers' True Legacy Ep. #24: Our Unanswered 'Saved by the Bell' Questions Ep. #23: Beyonce's 20 Biggest Flaws Ep. #22: Everything We Learned From Robin Williams Movies Ep. #21: A Tribute to the One Woman in Every All-Male Ensemble Ep. #20: Clueless at Comic-Con Ep. #19: The Comic-Con Preview We Need Ep. #18: We Review Every Celebrity Sex Tape Ep. #17: The Biggest Movie Bombs of 2014 Ep. »
- Louis Virtel
In a conversation that took us from incomplete movies on a Saturday night to taking a perilous Wrong Turn, Roxanne took us behind the scenes of her craft as she reflected on the art of performance on stage and screen.
Why a career as an actress? Was there that one inspirational moment?
I have never had a defining moment – it was who I was from day one. I was never one of those kids that had to sit down with a teacher and discuss what they could be.
I was an only child, and so I was a constant exhibitionist. I was always pretending to be dead at the bottom of the stairs, and my »
- Gary Collinson
The adult toy purchasers claim that theyre a collector doesnt really change the fact that theyre playing with dolls
What more ironic way to celebrate the characterisation of Breaking Bads Walter White drug kingpin and criminal mastermind than to purchase a plastic doll in his likeness? From White to Mad Mens Don Draper, our culture celebrates alpha male archetypes of the old school, and yet in their appreciation too many fans become the antithesis of their heros qualities. The decision of Toys R Us in the Us to remove Breaking Bad figurines, following an angry petition from parents who didnt want their offspring exposed to dolls with their own detachable sack of meth, should be a wake-up call to the creeping infantilisation of our modern culture. These toys, along with Mattels Don Draper or the collectors Vito Corleone arent being bought by children in the traditional sense of the word. »
- Rupert Myers
Matthew McConaughey was honoured with the 28th American Cinematheque Award at the annual ceremony in Beverly Hills last night (October 21).
The 44-year-old Oscar-winning actor, who is currently promoting Christopher Nolan's sci-fi drama Interstellar, was accompanied by his wife Camila Alves and two of their three young children, son Levi and daughter Vida.
McConaughey was also joined by former on-screen love interests Kate Hudson, Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon. Current Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and director Nolan were also on hand at the ceremony to support the star.
Nolan took to the stage at the event - hosted by Jimmy Kimmel - to praise McConaughy's talent, enthusing: "I'm not a believer in the 'McConaissance'.
"I think Matthew's success of late is the rest of us catching up to what he's been doing. I'm very proud to know him.
"I've never worked with an actor so relentless in his »
11th August 2014, news broke that Robin Williams passed away, a beloved actor who resonated in the memories of so many who grew up watching his stand-up or his films such as Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin. In the later hours after his passing and the media swarm that followed, we found out that Robin took his own life after a long struggle with his mental illness – something he’d been open about in the past. No one ever said depression killed him.
Depression is a misunderstood illness, nowadays if someone says they’re depressed most jump to the conclusion they’re just a little bit down, in a spot of bad luck or they’re just being ‘emo’. We all go through periods when we feel down and most will find a way to brighten their mood, but when you’re depressed you consistently and persistently feel down for weeks, »
- Thomas Blakey
With a sincere thanks for “the greatest night of my life,” comedian Jay Leno accepted the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor Sunday in a rowdy affair that featured a parade of funny regulars from the “Tonight Show.” As for his just-received bust of Twain, “it’s going on the front of my ’55 Buick,” he said.
So went another installment of the center’s annual Twain event, its 17th, performed at the center’s packed Concert Hall.
First up, appropriately, was Leno’s successor, Jimmy Fallon. “He did so much on NBC that we had to celebrate his career on PBS,” said Fallon of the Twain event slated for broadcast on public TV Nov. 23. Then Fallon rolled out a mix of heartfelt and irreverent observations about the evening’s honored guest which included a few of his signature thank-you notes. “Thank you, Mark Twain, for writing ‘Tom Sawyer, »
- Paul Harris
Money can't buy you love, but can it earn you self-validation? It's a theme that's explored in the fascinating Foxcatcher, an involving tale based on a chilling true story that boasts enthralling, career-changing performances from Channing Tatum and Steve Carell.
Directed with great measure and restraint by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher revolves around depressed Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz (Tatum) and his relationship with mega-wealthy loner John Du Pont (Carell). It's John's dream to put together a wrestling team to compete in the next Olympics and he manages to recruit Mark, although his brother and fellow wrestler Dave (Mark Ruffalo) proves harder to catch.
As the relationship between the trio develops, often in unhealthy ways, we're gripped by what John's underlying motivations for his apparent altruism might be. »
Joanne Borgella passed away yesterday.
Her family made the announcement on Facebook.
Post by Joanne Borgella.
Borgella's family says:
Since her diagnosis over a year ago, Joanne made a choice to also be a fighter and share her journey with the world. Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she encountered. Although our family is suffering with this great loss, we find comfort in the closeness Joanne shared with the Lord. We know her spirit still shines and will continue to live on in heaven.
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They also hope that people educate themselves on Endometrial Cancer and support research efforts.
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Borgella was a contestant on season seven of American Idol. She made it to the top 24 before being eliminated. She was also »
The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today
40 years before, in 1960, lighter cameras enabled a cinéma vérité-flavored revolution in street realism. By 2000, new digital cameras suggested a whole new set of promises, including telling stories that would have been unimaginable within minimum budgets for features even ten years before. In 2000, film purists warned that digital still didn’t look as good as celluloid, but that didn’t stop at least three innovative filmmakers from boldly going where no filmmaker had gone before. Mike Figgis’ Timecode (2000) was the first star-supported (Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgard, Holly Hunter, among many others) single-shot project since Rope, underlining that earlier film’s timelessness. If Run Lola Run could do one story three times, then Timecode would do three or four stories one time: the movie is four separate ninety-minute shots shown all at the same time, each in one quadrant of the screen. Where do you look? »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
I spoke with comedian Dane Cook, who is gearing up to unleash his brand new stand up comedy special ‘Troublemaker’ on Showtime this Friday October 17th. We spoke about some of his new bits that will be appearing in the special, reflected on the passing of the iconic Robin Williams and how he deals with the hate that still follows him around. Dane Cook is one of the most polarizing figures in comedy and whether you like him or not, he’s back with a vengeance. ‘Troublemaker’ is the comedian’s first major stand up special in years and it’s funny as hell. I might be biased because I'm one of the few who actually thought ‘Good Luck Chuck’ and ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ were hilarious R-Rated cinematic romps. I've been a fan ever since seeing him well over a decade ago on Just for Laughs and have. »
- Keven Skinner
Mila Kunis, who rose to fame on That '70s Show before major movie stardom, is getting involved behind the scenes in TV. Kunis has formed a production company, Orchard Street Productions, along with Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis, and Lisa Sterbakov, Deadline reported. Kunis's company has a first-look deal with ABC Studios, ABC confirmed, to produce and develop broadcast and cable TV projects. Kunis, who stars in the upcoming Jupiter Ascending, was an executive producer on the Robin Williams movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, in which she also appeared as an actress. As Deadline noted, in 2012 Kunis was executive producing »
- Esther Zuckerman
A collection of new posters for upcoming films has landed online. Briefly: In the Heart of the Sea – The first trailer for Ron Howard's telling of the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex landed earlier today, and now we have one of my favorite posters of the year. It's ominous without being overbearing. The film opens March 13, 2015, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Meanwhile, we have a contestant in the running for worst poster of the year. I don't know if this is an awful photoshop job or if everyone is supposed to look like a cardboard cutout. The film opens December 19th, and stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, and as you can see from the poster, lots and lots of other people as well as a monkey with keys. »
- Matt Goldberg
Though we're a little disappointed that Merry Friggin' Christmas doesn't look like all that promising of a film to contain one of the final performances Robin Williams delivered before his untimely death, maybe he'll get a proper send off in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, where he reprises his role as Teddy Roosevelt. A new poster has arrived pegging this one as the final adventure for Ben Stiller and the rest of the museum exhibits (they're pretty much all featured here) that come to life at night. These films have never been masterpieces, but as family friendly adventure comedies, I've enjoyed them. Look below! Here's the new poster for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb from Fandango: If you haven't watched the teaser trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, see it here. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is »
- Ethan Anderton
Jamie Masada garnered 15 more minutes of fame in August — appearing on the “Today” show, CNN, etc. — for a depressing reason: The death, premature and tragic, of Robin Williams, a comedian he had known for years.
The toll of such events, coupled with the not-terribly-funny state of world affairs, has made the owner of the Laugh Factory seem wistful. Always conscious of giving back to the community — both the one composed of comedians and society at large — for blessings he has enjoyed as an immigrant from Iran, Masada has turned his attention toward a bigger stage and more idealistic legacy.
Having presided over the club for 35 years, he’s eschewed the customary back-patting exercises, such as an anniversary special, to commemorate the milestone. Instead, he has thrown his energy into a venture with no less than world harmony as its underlying message, and, sure, maybe a few laughs and bucks along the way. »
- Brian Lowry
Come December, Ben Stiller’s Larry Daley — an unlikely hero among unlikely heroes — will face the ultimate challenge as he and his trusty band of nocturnal artifacts head to London in an attempt to salvage the magic of that all-important tablet for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Billed as the final chapter in 20th Century Fox’s lucrative franchise, the upcoming threequel is said to offer our heroes “one final night to save the day,” as Larry does his utmost to keep the museum folk alive.
Reprising his role as Larry Daley is Ben Stiller, while Shawn Levy’s trilogy-capper will also feature a performance from the late, great Robin Williams. Elsewhere, we understand that Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan and Rickey Gervais are all set to return, while Secret of the Tomb also heralds newcomers Dan Stevens and Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson.
Here’s hoping that »
- Michael Briers
20th Century Fox has released two posters for Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. I never would have thought that a movie like this would actually get a decent movie poster design. I'm sure the first poster above looks familiar as it is inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher's "Relativity" art. Most of the posters we've seen for this franchise have been painfully generic, like the second poster that you see below.
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night at the Museum ever as Larry (Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
- Joey Paur
The museum's magic is running out, and if something isn't done soon, all of security guard Larry's best friends will be gone before sunrise. This can mean only one thing! All of history's greatest heroes must assemble for an epic road trip to London before it's too late.
Night at the Museum 3 is a spectacular, globe-trotting adventure for the whole family this holiday season, with an all-star cast that also includes Owen Wilson and Ricky Gervais. Robin Williams appears in one of his last films, and it will be the last big screen appearance for Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney. The all-star cast also introduces new members Ben Kingsley and Rebel Wilson.
Save the Night! »
The gang's all here in the first artwork for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The poster highlights the film's expansive cast as they prepare for battle on the museum's stairs. The project's tagline has been revealed as: "One final night to save the day." The returning castmembers include Ben Stiller, the late Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Steve Coogan and Ricky Gervais. Joining the fray are newbies Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens. Watch more Trailer for Robin Williams' 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' Debuts The film's plot centers on Larry (Stiller) traveling to London to keep
- Ryan Gajewski
It’s been more than 15 years since Good Will Hunting hit theaters, making an impact in cinema and earning the late Robin Williams his sole Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor. But in the wake of his tragic death, his costars, fans, and friends are reminiscing about the actor’s performance and time on the set of the classic coming-of-age tale. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, Minnie Driver, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in the film, told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen her fondest [...] »
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