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20. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
So…drugs, right? Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 novel of the same title, Fear and Loathing stars Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro as Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, respectively. The pair is heading to Sin City, speeding through the Nevada desert, under the influence of mescaline. From there, the film is series a bizarre hallucinations seen through the eyes of Duke. So, we jump from hotel room to hotel room, all of the action a blur of what is happening and what really isn’t. Throughout the course of the film, Duke and/or Gonzo ingest the following drugs: mescaline, sunshine acid, diethyl ether, LSD, cocaine, and adenochrome (probably more). Duke – who is a Thompson stand-in – is supposed to be writing an article before heading back to Los Angeles, but tends to get sidetracked quite a bit. In »
- Joshua Gaul
Jon Voight looks to match his Golden Globe win earlier this year with a Best Drama Supporting Actor Emmy for his portrayal of Mickey Donovan in Showtime's "Ray Donovan." -Break- Click here to watch our latest interviews with Emmy nominees Synopsis: In Voight's submitted episode, "Fite Nite," Mickey trains his son for an upcoming boxing match. He receives a phone call from Linda (Rosanna Arquette), whom he had recently threatened with a gun while flirting. She asks Mickey to meet with her to discuss their previous encounter. Mickey agrees. At a diner, Mickey apologizes to her; he thought threats and gunplay were what she wanted from him. The two spend the rest of the day together, but when she's about to leave his apartment, an intruder, Sully (James Woods), holds her at gunpoint. See full list of Emmy episode submissions here Sully and his partner take Linda and Mickey to »
Time Warner Cable and Showtime pulled out all the stops at Wednesday’s spirited fete for the season two premiere of the gritty drama “Ray Donovan,” which nabbed an Emmy nomination in the best supporting actor category for Jon Voight, who plays Mickey Donovan, Liev Schreiber’s on-screen father sprung from prison and wreaking havoc on Ray’s personal life.
“There are so many good scenes when I look back on our last season,” said Voight. “I like to look at things as a whole, as a complete body of work (rather) than break things apart. It’s a joy to be a part of something as excellent as this.”
Following a screening of the premiere episode at Malibu Cinemas, where series stars Paula Malcomson and Dash Mihok were treated to popcorn, candy and cherry slushes, everyone headed to upscale sushi eatery Nobu — perched on Pch overlooking the Pacific. Guests »
- Malina Saval
Junkie life is as chicly miserable as its most vapid chroniclers have always had us believe in “Asthma,” a feature directorial debut from actor Jake Hoffman that is sorely in need of its own inhaler. Taking a perversely slow approach to fast living, Hoffman’s film glumly examines the trail of all-purpose destruction left by New York heroin addict Gus (Benedict Samuel) on a weekend bender, but can’t resist having it both ways, as his scuzzily narcissistic lifestyle is also shown to have improbable sexual allure to at least one clear-headed woman (Krysten Ritter) with better options. Ritter’s performance is the liveliest thing in a callow, shallow cautionary tale, which wears its influences on its artfully frayed sleeve and no closer than that to its heart. A sprinkling of cameos from past-prime names is unlikely to make distributors breathe any easier around this dull-eyed downer.
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- Guy Lodge
Gordon-Levitt will play Philippe Petit, the highwire artist who successfully walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers in 1974. Samuel plays a member of Gordon-Levitt’s crew.
He is repped by Wme, Management 360 and United Management in Australia.
- Justin Kroll
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are ending their 18-year marriage. Griffith filed for divorce from Banderas on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences, according to documents obtained by People. In a statement sent from their rep, the couple says, "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together." Griffith, 56, who attended a private American Film Institute tribute ceremony in Hollywood honoring Jane Fonda with Eva Longoria on Thursday, seeks spousal support from Banderas, »
- Andrea Billups
Twenty years ago today, Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein unveiled the filmmaker’s sophomore movie — an ambitious anthology of crime stories, all interconnected and metatextualized — at a late Saturday night screening at the Cannes Film Festival. A little over three hours later, as the crowd staggered out of the Palais des Festivals, they knew they had an audience favorite on their hands. Soon, they would be able to add Palme d’Or winner, Best Picture Oscar nominee, the first indie film to break the $100 million mark, a gamechanger and a modern classic to the list. »
The cast of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” talked season two before they took part in a panel discussion at the Television Academy Monday night.
“You’ll see how he spent the money, and you can imagine what he did with the money,” Voight told Variety. “Let’s party!” he continued and added his character’s infamous dance moves. “So when you first see him, he’s out of his mind.”
Voight won the Golden Globe for his performance and said a line that was crossed off his acceptance speech was “Thank you. I’m a little uncomfortable. This is the first award I’ve ever received for dancing in a towel.”
- Nikara Johns
In Draft Day, on the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Recently, Wamg sat down with Kevin Costner in a press conference where he spoke to members of the media about his new role in Draft Day, Field Of Dreams, and how affected he was by Rock Hudson in Giant. Check it out below!
There’s a line in the movie where you say, “What do you want?!” Is this a direct reference to Field Of Dreams where you at one point said, “What do you want? »
- Melissa Howland
There have been plenty of movies made about football but none made about draft day -- a seemingly mythical occurrence when the major football franchises make bids for the hottest college players. Well, thankfully "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman and former Robin Hood Kevin Costner are about to right that wrong with "Draft Day," a drama set in the high stakes world of the NFL draft.
"Draft Day" takes place over a single 24-hour period, where a frazzled general manager (played by Costner) is running around, trying to restore glory to his team (the Cleveland Browns) and sort out his personal life (his girlfriend has just told him that she's pregnant and his dad recently died). If anyone was wondering about the analytical nitty gritty that went into the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the NFL draft, then this is the movie for you.
But what about those (like myself) who only have »
- Drew Taylor
Final Draft: Reitman’s By the Numbers Sports Drama
Director Ivan Reitman leaves behind the realm of rom-com for a masculine about-face with the football drama, Draft Day, which, as you can rightfully assume, takes place on the eponymous day, its clock kicking off thirteen hours before the grand finale. Screenwriters Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph takes deliberate pains in dumbing down the behind-the-scenes process that goes on, which will certainly help engage complete strangers to the realm, though this is hardly a realistic inside look at anything more than your conventional sports drama about a down-on-his-luck dude who manages to outsmart everyone despite dubious popular opinion.
The countdown to Draft Day has begun, and this year, Seattle holds the number one pick as well as the current top star, quarterback Bo Callahan (Josh Pence). However, the Seattle manager, Tom Michaels (Patrick St. Espirit) thinks he can oversell Callahan to a desperate team, »
- Nicholas Bell
The 2014 NFL Draft. The culmination, for most players, of a lifetime of playing football – hundreds of NFL hopefuls waiting to hear their names announced during one of the seven rounds of the draft.
The 2014 NFL Draft returns to primetime, with the first round taking place Thursday, May 8, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday, May 9. Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, May 10.
On Tuesday night, St. Louis Rams players, Robert Quinn, Rodger Saffold, Chase Reynolds, Johnny Hekker, Greg Zuerlein, and Mason Brodine, came out for the special advance screening of the new NFL Draft based film, Draft Day.
When asked what their favorite Sports films were, Quinn paused and said, “It’s a toss up… Remember The Titans and The Replacements,“ while Saffold said, “easy, Hoosiers.” Speaking of basketball, both picked the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball team to win, “with no problem.”
The official mascot of the St. »
- Michelle McCue
There are, essentially, two different worlds in cinema. In one, it is about art and original storytelling – the expression of unique ideas and voices for the purpose of thought-provoking entertainment. In the other, it is specifically designed to make money. The former gives us films such as Donnie Darko, Whip It and Being John Malkovich. The latter gives us Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Occasionally, a rare individual demonstrates the possibility of crossing that divide, and participates in projects that – sometimes - have feet in both camps. Alfonso Cuaron can do it. The Coen Brothers can do it. Tom Hanks can do it. And sometimes, believe it or not, Kevin Costner can do it, too.
There are some less than fragrant titles on Kevin Costner’s resume – as you would expect from an actor whose breakout role happened almost thirty years ago, in Silverado. The difference between Costner and most other long-serving filmmakers, »
- Sarah Myles
With its frank discussions and extensive sex scenes, this is where all your questions about lesbians are answered
The L Word reached our screens just as Sex and the City was tottering off the Brooklyn Bridge in high-heeled pursuit of whichever shark it could jump first. Advertised by Living TV across tube stations and on the back of heat magazine by two oiled-up, bikinied lesbians and the slogan "Same Sex, Different City", it too came from a place of immense privilege.
Series one is the most heteronormative-friendly; later series went a bit haywire trying to please online forum überfans' demands for more intersectional representation at the behest of believable storylines. One worry was that out of half a dozen lesbians, only one gives off Sapphic vibes distinctive enough for a straight person to recognise: urchin-haired androgyne Shane McCutcheon (Katherine Moennig) is so universally sexy that everyone, male or female, gay or straight, »
- Sophie Wilkinson
Lena Dunham’s popular television series Girls has already advanced the careers of its four central stars – Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke – but the HBO production has also dedicated plenty of screen time to a bevy of other talented ladies, even those not necessarily known for their acting work. Dunham’s series has long appeared to be compelled to cast the coolest female talents for a variety of guest roles that often quite handily subvert their public and professional personas. Kathryn Hahn had an arc back in the show’s first season as the mother of Jessa’s young babysitting charges who attempts to juggle her career and her family, Rosanna Arquette stopped by for an episode, comedienne Jenny Slate showed up for one, and even Dunham’s artist mom (and Tiny Furniture co-star) Laurie Simmons has played a named character in an ep. Elsewhere, Dunham’s childhood pal Audrey Gelman (who supposedly inspired »
- Kate Erbland
We've just posted a Super Bowl TV spot for director McG's upcoming thriller 3 Days to Kill [see here], but if that's not enough Kevin Costner for you for one day, we've also got the big game spot for another Costner-headlined upcoming release in Ivan Reitman's sports comedy-drama Draft Day.
The film sees Costner as the Gm of the Cleveland Browns and also features an all-star cast that also includes Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Frank Langella (Robot & Frank), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Chadwick Boseman (42), Tom Welling (Smallville), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Sam Elliott (Up in the Air), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Denis Leary (The Amazing Spider-Man), Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), Kevin Dunn (Transformers), Sean Combs (Muppets Most Wanted) and Josh Pence (The Dark Knight Rises). Check out the Super Bowl spot after the official synopsis...
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has »
- Gary Collinson
Shortly after Summit Entertainment dropped its Super Bowl Xlviii TV spot for Draft Day, they released four new clips from the NFL drama starring Kevin Costner as general manager Sonny Weaver, a man who must decide what's more important in life, his family or his profession. Watch as Sonny makes a splash going after his number one NFL draft pick.
Draft Day comes to theaters April 11th, 2014 and stars Tom Welling, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Terry Crews, Sam Elliott, Rosanna Arquette, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher Cousins. The film is directed by Ivan Reitman. »
Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner lead a great cast, and given the nature of the film, launching a preview during one of the biggest sporting events of the year, and the biggest event in American football, is perfect timing.
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Costner and Garner are joined by Frank Langella, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Summit Entertainment has released their Big Game reveal for Draft Day early. We have the first TV spot for this NFL drama starring Kevin Costner, which is the perfect fit for Super Bowl Xlviii, regardless of who wins the day. Watch new footage, as general manager Sonny Weaver tries to save football in Cleveland.
On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Didn't I Just say that we'd be seeing a lot of Kevin Costner in 2014? Yet another Superbowl spot has dropped (after yesterday's Noah) and it's the fittingly relevant Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Rosanna Arquette, and Tom Welling. The Ivan Reitman directed sports flick is no doubt a perfect fit for audiences watching the big game this Sunday, but will it be for all other moviegoers? Like a cross between Moneyball and Any Given »
- Paul Shirey
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