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Actresses Riley Keough, Jena Malone and a supporting cast comprised of Brooklyn Decker, Amy Seimetz, Marshall Chapman, Ryan Eggold and Rosanna Arquette have all boarded Lovesong, So Yong Kim’s fourth feature film. Deadline reports the road trip romance will film in Tennessee, and will be produced by Alex Lipschultz, Bradley Rust Gray, David Hansen, and Johnny Mac. Mynette Louie, Laura Rister, and Gamechanger Films’ Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, and Wendy Ettinger will executive produce.
Gist: Co-written by Kim and hubby Bradley Rust Gray, this is the tale of best friends Sarah (Keough) and Mindy (Malone) who take off on an impromptu road trip with Sarah’s young daughter in tow and see their deep BFFship develop into a surprising romance – despite the fact that Mindy is about to get married.
- Eric Lavallee
Exclusive: For Ellen helmer So Yong Kim has set Jena Malone and Riley Keough to lead Lovesong, the tale of best friends Sarah (Keough) and Mindy (Malone) who take off on an impromptu road trip with Sarah’s young daughter in tow and see their deep BFFship develop into a surprising romance – despite the fact that Mindy is about to get married.
Kim wrote Lovesong with frequent collaborator Bradley Rust Gray, whose own features Jack and Diane and The Exploding Girl were produced by Kim. Lovesong reunites the duo with Keough, who starred in Gray’s Jack and Diane and also starred in a short film Kim directed for designer Miu Miu earlier this year, Spark and Light. Malone appeared in both Jack and Diane and For Ellen.
- Jen Yamato
You might consider yourself a Martin Scorsese fan, but you might not know about “Life Lessons,” his contribution to the 1989 anthology film "New York Stories." Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen round out the trio of directors who submitted shorts to the project. “Life Lessons” stars Nick Nolte as a successful abstract painter, with Rosanna Arquette as his girlfriend and live-in assistant. We meet Nolte as he is going through a creative lull. On the eve of a major show, he has no inspiration to produce any new work. When it’s reveled that Arquette's character, who recently returned from a trip, lied to him about her whereabouts, it's through this turmoil that Nolte can begin to create great work again. Whats notable in the film is Scorsese's innovative use of steadycam, with the camera frantically sweeping or zooming in through scenes incredibly fast. The Directors Series considers the film »
- Anthony Nicholas
Thirty years ago this week, “Like a Virgin” hit the Billboard Top 40. Also, I’m tired of talking about “Too Many Cooks.” So let’s hop in my DeLorean Gif and fly back to that November week in 1984 and check out the top 40 pop songs; it’ll be just like The Goldbergs, except you will know exactly when it is happening. 40. "Stranger in Town," Toto Toto did many things: They composed Michael Jackson’s finest song, “Human Nature.” They wrote a love song to Rosanna Arquette (which was used a few Emmys ago as the walk-on music for presenter Patricia Arquette, in a stunning and flagrant breach of Arquettiquette). They had a No. 1 single that contained the lyrics “I know that I must do what’s right, sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti,” yet were not immediately stricken down by a just and vengeful God. They also »
- Dave Holmes
Along with her many TV credits, Strassman co-starred opposite Rick Moranis in the 1989 Disney live-action hit “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” and 1992 sequel “Honey I Blew Up the Kid.” She was also a longstanding member of the national board of the Screen Actors Guild.
The news of her death broke online when her friend, director Bob Weide, sent a tweet about her passing. Strassman died at her home in Sherman Oaks.
So sad that a sweet friend, kind person & wonderful actress Marcia Strassman lost her brave battle with cancer today. pic.twitter.com/4gQ4MEvEal
— Bob Weide (@BobWeide) October 26, 2014
Strassman’s first major TV role came in 1964, when she appeared in “The Patty Duke Show.” She would go »
- Alex Stedman
Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, “Pulp Fiction” changed the movie landscape when it opened on Oct. 14, 1994. Quentin Tarantino’s ode to crime and pop-culture was a bold new cinematic vision in a decade that badly needed one. Before “Pulp Fiction,” prestige films like “Dances with Wolves” and “A Few Good Men” seemed content to play it safe, while blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” and “The Fugitive” focused squarely on the mainstream. Overnight, the term ‘Tarantinoesque’ became shorthand for audaciously stylized ultra-violence and genre-bending thrills. On its 20th anniversary, here’s why “Pulp Fiction” remains the coolest movie of the ’90s.
The Soundtrack: From the rumbling reverb of Dick Dale’s surf-rock rendition of “Misirlou” to the soulful crooning of Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and the strip club sexiness of Kool & the Gang’s “Jungle Boogie,” the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack effortlessly mixes musical styles the way the film blends genres. »
- Matthew Chernov
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Suburban wife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) lives vicariously through the personal ads in the paper, especially those from and for a cool downtown rocker named Susan (Madonna). Roberta heads to the city for a little vicarious excitement, but she gets way more than she bargained for when a case of amnesia and mistaken identity have her on the run from the creeps seeking Susan. It's finally on Blu-ray, for anyone who's ever dreamed of escaping to NYC and drying their armpits off in a public bathroom.
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition)
This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo boasts a new digital transfer and surround sound mix, but the never-before-seen outtakes with Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface »
- Jenni Miller
Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies (photo: Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978) Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He ultimately succumbed to heart failure at age 52 on October 10, 2004. Long before he was cast as Superman aka Clark Kent, the Manhattan-born (as Christopher D'Olier Reeve on September 25, 1952), Cornell University and Juillard School for Drama alumnus was an ambitious young actor whose theatrical apprenticeship included, while still a teenager, some time as an observer at London's Old Vic and Paris' Comédie Française. At age 23, he landed his first Broadway role in a production of Enid Bagnold's A Matter of Gravity, starring Katharine Hepburn. »
- Andre Soares
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a private luncheon and viewing of the current exhibition, Hollywood Costume, on Wednesday, October 8, at the Wilshire May Company building – future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Wamg attended the press preview in September. Taking five years to create, this must-see exhibition is the kickoff for the whole Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Emphasizing how costumes are so important in creating characters, this one-of-a-kind exhibition comes with its own film score, enhanced with dazzling animations and screenplay excerpts.
See our photos and and a look at the Academy’s museum Here.
The event was generously »
- Michelle McCue
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
Benedict Samuel has started shooting a Us indie thriller in Los Angeles, his third Us film in the past 12 months.
The Nida graduate is among the ensemble cast of The Stanford Prison Experiment, the saga of 20 undergraduate volunteers who are offered a cash incentive to assume the role of either guard or prisoner for two weeks in a mock jail, all in the name of scientific research.
Things quickly escalate beyond the boundaries of reason and humanity. Based on Dr. Philip Zimbardo.s notorious 1971 psychological study at Stanford University, the screenplay is by Tim Talbott and P.W. Hopsidor.
Represented in Australia by »
- Don Groves
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.
Most recently seen »
- 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
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