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Now almost two decades old, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction almost singlehandedly changed the way Hollywood wanted to make movies in the '90s. Now, a comprehensive new book on the film -- Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece (by Jason Bailey from Voyageur Press) – reveals some intriguing casting near-miss and what if? details, from the possibilities of Daniel Day-Lewis as Vincent Vega (the role now owned by John Travolta) and Meg Ryan as Mia Wallace (the role now defined by Uma Thurman) to even Ellen DeGeneres starring in a supporting role...
Related: 5 Shocking Truths About the Making of 'Pulp Fiction'
After being reduced to playing third wheel to talking babies and dogs in the Look Who's Talking movies, Travolta's career was practically flatlining before the role of Vincent Vega gave him a second lease on life in Hollywood. But the role originally was meant for Michael Madsen, who played »
It's hard to think of James Cameron's The Terminator starring anyone other than Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the killer cyborg from the future. But what if Sting was the one traveling back to the '80s to prevent the machines from taking over? Or Bruce Springsteen on the run with Rosanna Arquette? Or Mickey Rourke? A comprehensive new book about the hugely successful franchise, Terminator Vault, reveals some interesting casting choices revealed in memos and other documents from the capricious pre-production process...
Et's Complete Holiday Movie Guide
Back in January of 1983, an offer of $350,000 went out to Sting to take on the role of Kyle Reese, but the Police frontman was not able to accommodate with a world tour coming that June as well as a May 13th commitment to star in Dune (and the world would definitely not want to miss seeing him in that spiky red hair and ridiculous futuristic »
There have been some great days in films. Some truly inspiring, wonderful days that we rejoice over, as we watch on as our favourite characters revel in the beautiful perfection of a glorious day. Conversely, there have been some terrible days. Horrid, destructive and upsetting days – that cause our protagonists anguish and distress and with The Purge coming out this week we thought it might be a good idea to look at some of the ‘Best Worst Days in Cinema’!
We’re counting down days that can be as emotionally disquieting as they can comedic or enjoyable. Either way, if our characters are having a bad time of it, then that’s good enough for us.
10 – After Hours (1985)
You know that sinking feeling you get when you put your hands in your pocket to pull out some cash, only to discover you’ve lost it, or clumsily misplaced it somewhere? »
- Stefan Pape
Review Michael Noble 4 Sep 2013 - 12:25
Here's what Michael thought of Bridget, a Ray Donovan episode that focuses on family with predictably painful results...
This review contains spoilers.
Fun Fact: Del Boy and Rodney’s mum, gawd bless ‘er, was deliberately written as a deceased character after writer John Sullivan observed that many cockney families had a tendency to venerate a dead female family member. A similar thing occurs in many Irish families and it’s certainly true of the Donovans, formerly of Boston, Massachusetts. Bridget Donovan, by whom I mean Ray’s sister, not his daughter, has hung deathly over this entire series. Finally, she gets an episode named for her. Or is it her namesake niece?
Whoever it is, (both, actually) Bridget is an episode concerned with families and relationships. It’s a full-cast diversion. Lena, who has been given very little to do so far, is »
Could the fourth time be the charm for Rosanna Arquette? On Sunday, the actress, 54, tied the knot with her fiancé of two years, investment banker Todd Morgan, at a private ceremony in Malibu, Calif., People has confirmed. Arquette, the elder sister of actors David Arquette and Patricia Arquette, is best known for her role in Pulp Fiction and recently guest-starred on Girls and Ray Donovan. Her previous three marriages, all of which ended in divorce, were to movie director Tony Greco, composer James Newton Howard and restaurateur John Sidel - with whom she has an 18-year-old daughter, Zoe Blue. Speaking »
- Lee Hernandez
Rosanna Arquette is hitched again. The 54-year-old actress has tied the knot with investment banker beau Todd Morgan, whom she became engaged to in June 2011, her rep confirmed to E! News. The couple traded "I dos" in a private ceremony in Malibu on Sunday before family and close friends. No word whether siblings Patricia, Alexis, Richmond and David attended the nuptials, though Us reported that Barbra Streisand was among the guests. This is the fourth marriage for Arquette. She first walked down the aisle age 19 with director-composer Tony Greco in 1978 before divorcing two years later. She was married from 1986 to 1987 to noted film composer James Newton Howard (The Fugitive, Batman Begins) and »
The happy occasion took place just days after Arquette's 54th birthday.
Arquette's rep confirmed the nuptials to Us Weekly, and tells the mag Morgan is "the founder and chairman of Bel Air Investment Advisors and a philanthropist." Arquette, who is best known for her roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "Desperately Seeking Susan," as well as for her famous family, is directing her first feature film.
This is the fourth marriage for Arquette who was most recently wed to restaurateur John Sidel. The pair divorced in 1999 and have a teenage daughter, Zoe. Prior to Sidel, Arquette was married to composer James Newton Howard, preceded by and director Tony Greco. »
Us Weekly confirmed that the couple were married in a "private family ceremony in Malibu on Sunday." A source also said that Barbra Streisand and James Brolin were two of the celebrity guests in attendance.
Arquette's rocky love life and three divorces have landed in many tabloids during her career. But in 2012 the actress told The Huffington Post that she thought relationships were about "accepting the other person. I love to work and I love my partnership, but I really do need both." It seems she's found that with Morgan.
Famous siblings David, Richmond and Alexis were in attendance, as was former sister-in-law Courteney Cox.
Arquette's previous husbands include director-composer Tony Greco, »
- Jessica Goodman
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Todd Morgan! Two years after saying "yes" to her investment banker boyfriend's proposal, Pulp Fiction actress Rosanna Arquette said two other very important words: "I do." "Rosanna Arquette and Todd Morgan were married in a private family ceremony in Malibu on Sunday," a rep for the Desperately Seeking Susan star tells Us Weekly exclusively. "Todd Morgan is tthe founder and chairman of Bel Air Investment Advisors and a philanthropist. Arquette has recently been seen in Girls and Ray Donovan. She is directing her [...] »
Ray Donovan, Season 1, Episode : “Bridget”
Written by: Ann Biderman
Directed by: Guy Ferland
Airs Sundays at 10 Pm (Et) on Showtime
Eight episodes in and Ray Donovan has a decent level of emotional weight behind its characters. When Ray and Bridget share a tender moment at the close of “Bridget,” there’s real warmth onscreen. The same goes for nearly anyone else- no matter what the situation, these characters are not hollow. They’re people; and despite the show’s continual mistakes, the mere fact that we’ve spent eight hours with these people means we’ve made some tenuous connection with them.
Ray Donovan has grown a small yet functional heart solely by staying above the level of awful. On some weeks the show is genuinely enjoyable. On others it’s not. But so far, the show has never hit such a low to justify turning off the TV entirely, »
- Adam Bellotto
.It.s become the disease of our culture, celebrity,. laments Rosanna Arquette in the trailer for $ellebrity. The documentary that made its premiere at SXSW last March aims to focus a discussion on celebrity culture, and the rise of the paparazzi. Drawing a line in the sand between photojournalist and parasite papparazo is celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur, whose lauded reputation gave him access to interview such big stars as Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, and Kid Rock. But to keep things from being one-sided he also talks to the people who professionally stalk celebs. It.s strange how many of us consider complete invasion of privacy as the price of fame nowadays. As if when young people set out to have a career in the arts they also signed a contract that declared that from here on out even the most personal aspects of »
"Bridget" was definitely a family-focused episode of Ray Donovan, as the Donovan brothers celebrated what would have been their sister's birthday 26 years after her death and Ray and Abby focused on their own Bridget's issues closer to home.
Terry had issues he needed to deal with as well regarding Frances; and he had his brothers by his side while Mickey discovered he has quite a bit to learn about the modern woman.
My biggest disappointment was the tease of Sully heading to California. So far we've seen bits and pieces of the great James Woods in his role but, for now, he's being kept separate from the excitement of the Sunshine State.
Although it actually crossed Bridget's mind that her father might have killed Marvin Gaye, Ray did something better than that for the boy who was getting just a bit too big for his britches. He took him home. »
- email@example.com (Carissa Pavlica)
Director Edgar Wright has curated three seasons of his mini-film festival "The Wright Stuff" at the New Beverly since 2007. He just announced the lineup for a fourth round---this one under the heading "The World's End Is Nigh"---with a specific goal in mind: "Now, to get you in the mood for the North American release of The World’s End on Aug 23rd, I have put together 12 stepping stones to our new movie. The films are all great and all wildly diverse, but you will see some of the seeds of their influence in our new movie." "Wildly diverse" may be an understatement, given the range from American Graffiti to The Terminator. See the full list of double features after the jump. Check out Edgar Wright's blog for information on how to buy tickets. “One Crazy Night” Fri-Sat, Aug 9-10 After Hours 1985, USA, 97 min. Directed by Martin Scorsese Written »
- Brendan Bettinger
Is the best writer to explore male issues a woman? If she's Ann Biderman, maybe so.
On Sunday, June 30, Biderman returns to television with the premiere of Showtime's "Ray Donovan," starring Liev Schreiber as a two-fisted "fixer" in Los Angeles cleaning up the messes of out-of-control celebrities, superstar athletes and business executives.
At the same time, Donovan is also trying to protect his wife (Paula Malcolmson) and children (Devon Bagby, Kerris Dorsey) from his father, Mickey (Jon Voight), who unexpectedly gets out of prison in Boston and lands on his son's doorstep.
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Good Morning! It really is an awesome morning with the striking down of Doma as unconstitutional and saying "Peace out, Prop 8!" I'm feeling all:
Turn on Logo for the latest on all these Supreme Court rulings.
I just do that with lesbians, like "come on, you’re not that lesbian. For heaven’s sake, you’re just being difficult now." She’s in a happy relationship, isn’t she? I won’t rest, until every lesbian relationship in Britain has been disrupted by an unwelcome boorish Essex boy.
I'm so sure that all the lesbians in the land are like "I guess I could try it with this loud, hairy British man."
Last fall, to help ring in the 70th birthday of Martin Scorsese, we ran down our list of 5 Of His Most Underrated Films, and among them was 1985's dark, surreal, screwball and utterly hilarious black comedy "After Hours." And if you still haven't seen the movie -- and you really, really should -- hopefully this will convince you to make room for it on your Netflix queue. The folks at No Film School have found the 20-minute documentary "Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' " -- which appears on the DVD release of the film -- along with about ten minutes worth of deleted scenes from the movie. It's a pretty concise look at the film, going into Scorsese's reasons for taking it on (his latest attempt at the time to mount "The Last Temptation Of Christ" had fallen apart) and talks with the key actors and collaborators who helped bring it to life. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Sky Atlantic HD has entered a deal with CBS Studios International for exclusive UK rights to Showtime‘s upcoming Ray Donovan. The series, which kicks off Stateside on June 30, stars Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, the go-to guy who makes the problems the rich and famous disappear. Jon Voight plays Ray’s father, whose release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. James Woods plays Patrick “Sully” Sullivan from South Boston, who has a very complicated history with the Donovan family. Also starring are Elliott Gould, Peter Jacobson, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moenning, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan and Paula Malcomson. Rosanna Arquette will guest star. The show is created and executive produced by Ann Biderman. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff also exec produce. Sky Atlantic will launch the show in Britain in July. »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is now available on Xbox Live, Psn and PC. It is a game where you get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-version of the future.
We recently chatted with Michael Biehn (who voices Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt) about how he got involved and his thoughts on the game. Biehn also stated that a sequel has “not been confirmed” as reported by other video game websites. Read on to learn more!
Michael Biehn: Actually, I met [Creative Director] Dean [Evans] when we were in Canada doing some work on a film festival for “The Victim.” Jennifer [Biehn's wife, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn] actually met Dean and Dean talked to her. Jennifer kind of had to drag me by my collar to meet him because I didn't really know anything about gaming, »
- Amanda Dyar
Summit Entertainment and OddLot Entertainment announced today that production has begun on director Ivan Reitman’s sports dramedy Draft Day. The film takes place within the span of one day, the day of the NFL Draft, as Kevin Costner plays a general manger who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. As the day’s events unfold, “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.” Filming is underway in New York, where the production will shoot some scenes at the actual 2013 NFL Draft. Once that is complete, filming will move to Cleveland. The ensemble includes Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Ellen Burstyn, Frank Langella, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Timothy Simons and 42 star Chadwick Boseman, »
- Adam Chitwood
The cast is coming together for director Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day. So far Kevin Costner is starring as the fictional general manager for the Cleveland Browns with Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Frank Langella and Ellen Burstyn in supporting roles.
Today The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs is also joining the cast. THR doesn’t say who Combs is playing, but they do describe it as an “appearance”, so it may amount to little more than a cameo. Rosanna Arquette, David Ramsey and W. Earl Brown have also joined the cast.
Filming begins this week in New York, with portions of it taking place during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall, which begins April 25.
Source: THR »
- Philip Sticco
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