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Harry Dean Stanton is singing "The Rose of Tralee". His wavering voice echoes across the rows of people gathered in the Village East cinema in New York, where a special screening of a new documentary about his life and work, Partly Fiction, has just finished. You can tell that the director, Sophie Huber, and the cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey, who are sitting beside him, are used to this sort of thing from Harry, but the rest of us are by turns delighted and a little bit nervous on his behalf. Now that he's 87, Stanton's voice is as unsteady as his gait, but he steers the old Irish ballad home in his inimitable manner and the audience responds with cheers and applause. »
- Sean O'Hagan
The latest movie to make the transition to TV, possibly to make room for all the TV shows transitioning to movies, could be The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, the 1992 Rebecca De Mornay-starring thriller that illustrates the importance of always hiring a nanny who’s maybe a 3 or 4, at best. It’s a lesson the movie’s wife, played by Annabella Sciorra, took about 40 minutes to learn, as De Mornay’s young, seductive babysitter exacted her revenge on Sciorra, after the latter made the misconduct allegations that caused De Mornay’s doctor husband to kill himself »
ABC Family is going super dark with a possible new project. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," based on the 1992 film of the same name, is in early stages of production as an episodic series at the cable network.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the R-rated film will be turned into a TV series, written by Daniel Loflin ("Supernatural"). Loflin will executive produce as well, along with Ted Field (one of the film's original producers) and Mike Weber.
The story of this thriller focuses on a young and beautiful nanny who begins to dismantle and terrorize an affluent, suburban family through her job. Rebecca De Mornay and Annabella Sciorra starred in the movie, which made $88 million at the box office in its original release.
Considering the youth-oriented slant of most programming at ABC Family, it seems likely that the focus of a "Hand That Rocks the Cradle »
To get revenge, she becomes the nanny to that woman's child, seduces her husband, and tries to murder her. Daniel Loflin ("Supernatural") is set to write and executive produce the series alongside Ted Field and Mike Weber.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
ABC Family is developing a TV show based on The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, the 1992 thriller. According to THR, Supernatural's Daniel Loflin will write and executive produce the adaptation. The movie starred Rebecca De Mornay as a woman whose doctor husband killed himself after being accused of misconduct; she vows revenge on the woman who brought the allegations, and figures the best way to do that is to become her nanny, seduce her husband, and murder her. ABC Family does pretty well with murder shows, between its flagship Pretty Little Liars, that show's spinoff Ravenswood, and Twisted, because apparently teens love murder. Murder and SnapChat and Lorde. »
- Margaret Lyons
ABC Family is headed in a darker direction. The cable network is in the early stages of developing an adaptation of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The effort hails from Supernatural's Daniel Loflin, who is set to write and executive produce, along with Radar Pictures. Radar’s Ted Field, an executive producer of the 1992 film on which the TV thriller is based, and Mike Weber are attached as executive producers. The R-rated early 1990s original, which starred Rebecca De Mornay and Annabella Sciorra, grossed $88 million at the domestic box office. The ABC Family iteration will
- Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg
This week is exactly the sort of round-up I would love to be writing every week in terms of the diversity and general quality. We have a lovely mix of the new, the old, the obscure and the cult which means there is something for everyone.
There are even some things this week that I did not have space and time to write about like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film from 1990 on Lovefilm which I have a fondness for that somehow hasn’t dimmed.
Netflix also has come out swinging grabbing the week’s award for most diverse line up of new content. Regardless of its actual quality, Seven Psychopaths is exactly the sort of exclusive that Netflix should be getting on a regular basis over Lovefilm and Now TV. If they can also start adding forgotten older titles weekly like Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and Cropsey as »
- Chris Holt
On TV this Friday: Blue Bloods introduces its new big boss, Strike Back wraps up, The Neighbors celebrate a new holiday and What Not to Wear gives its final fashion tips. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8:30 The Neighbors (ABC) | Larry becomes enamored with »
- Misha Solomon
Cue the drums and launch your catamarans, because CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 returns tonight, in its new Fridays-at-9/8c time slot. Who’s coming after McGarrett? What is Doris’ deal with Wo Fat? Who’s about to get in Five-0’s face? When will Kono return? Here’s what showrunner Peter M. Lenkov and star Alex O’Loughlin have to say about Season 4.
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Knock-knock-knockin’ On Prison’S Door | When last we tuned in, McGarrett’s grilling of Wo Fat (see below) was interrupted by a violent assault on the jailhouse, with »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:
What's It About? Directed by Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon 2"), the third installment of the "Iron Man" franchise follows Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as his world is torn apart by the terrorist the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). When Stark's family life is affected by the evil villain, he embarks on a journey to find out who is responsible.
Why We're In: "Iron Man 3," Moviefone's #1 movie of 2013 so far, is different from its two predecessors in that it shows a new, vulnerable side of Tony Stark we'd yet to see. Filled with more serious emotion rarely found in superhero films, this third installment was a refreshing and much needed surprise to the genre.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week:
What's It About? »
- Erin Whitney
Promoting his sequel to The Shining, King says that Stanley Kurbick's version of Wendy Torrance is 'one of the most misogynistic characters ever put on film'
• More on The Shining
Stephen King's distaste for Stanley Kubrick's film of The Shining is well-documented, with the author claiming it's the only movie adaptation of his work he could "remember hating". But in an interview with the BBC to promote his sequel, Doctor Sleep, King has explained further issues he has with the 1980 film.
It was, he told Will Gompitz, "cold" in its regard for the characters, who the audience observes as you might "ants in an ant hill". Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Jack Torrance made it plain from the start that this was a character in meltdown – an eccentric, rather than an everyman.
These are fairly familiar faults, but King has not until now explicitly criticised Kubrick's treatment of the character of Jack's wife, »
- Catherine Shoard
Same-Sex Married Couples To Get Federal Tax Recognition Regardless Of State
California gay conversion therapy ban upheld.
Adam Levine in skimpy underwear. Just because.
Athlete Ally James Blake ended his tennis career last night with a loss at the U.S. Open.
Can you feel the Christian love?
Here’s Episode One of alien-invasion webseries The Power Inside, presented by Intel and Toshiba. It may be the most entertaining infomerical I’ve ever seen.
Here’s part one of the Season Two finale of Where The Bears Are. »
On this day in 1959 the woman destined to inspire terror in young mothers everywhere entered this world. Rebecca De Mornay has acted in movies since the early 1980s but she is known to horror fans for her memorable role in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Although the 1992 film was originally marketed as a thriller De Mornays diabolical performance unnerved mothers and wives everywhere striking where they were most vulnerable at fears basic but suppressed almost absolutely »
Passion Fruit: De Palma’s Return to Genre a Flimsy Revamp
Arguably one of the greatest American directors from the mid 70s to late 80s, Brian De Palma returns with Passion, a remake of the late Alain Corneau’s last film, Love Crime (2010), with the end result unfortunately feeling dead on arrival. Part of the problem might be comparisons to the already pulpy but superior Gallic original, but De Palma, never a stranger to retooling material he’s attracted to (always criticized for borrowing heavily from Hitchcock and Eisenstein), here only manages to create a trashy, stale revamp that plays out nearly exactly the same way as the film it apes. Doubles have always been a favorite motif of his, and perhaps this is the unkempt sister image of Love Crime, escaping from behind the mirror.
- Nicholas Bell
Rowan Righelato: Voight's peepers contain an encyclopedia of evil intent. He can make a villain of himself with the slightest of squints
If, as Nic Ray said of cinema, "the melody is in the eyes", then Jon Voight is the Thelonious Monk of actors. Dissonant, off-key, jarring yet mesmeric, his fragmentary gaze is machine-tooled for his roster of late-career villains, as well as current TV series Ray Donovan. His charming psychopath, Mickey Donovan, reveals an encyclopedia of evil intent with the slightest of squints.
As a young man in Midnight Cowboy (1969), Voight's shaky eye contact brilliantly conveyed male prostitute Joe Buck's mix of damaged innocence and youthful bluster. Similiarly, that nervy demeanor nailed the character of »
I remember when Nick Jonas was only known for being one of the Jonas Brothers and appeared on the Disney Channel. Those were simpler times. Now the brothers are grown up and doing their own thing. Nick Jonas, in particular, has been making a bigger name for himself, making the most of his fame to land solid acting’s gigs that aren’t related to Disney. He’s been seen on TV shows like Smash – okay, nobody’s perfect – and has been running around on Broadway, taking over for Daniel Radcliffe on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. And now he’s taking a break from it all to fly down to Hawaii and relax on the beach. Just kidding. He’ll be working on the beach.
Hawaii Five-0 has tapped the singer/actor for a guest-starring role that will remove him completely – I hope – from the world of music. »
- Brody Gibson
The youngest Jonas brother will play a computer hacker involved in a case the Five-0 team is investigating and "whose motives might be even more complicated than they suspect," CBS says.
Nick Jonas is bound for Hawaii.
The singer will come on board as a computer hacker - a possibly shady computer hacker - who gets caught up in a case involving the 5-0 team.
“Nothing makes this show more fun than incorporating well-known, talented actors as guest stars on our show,” sai Lenkov. “We’re all thrilled to have Nick Jonas join our Ohana.”
Hawaii Five-0, meanwhile, moves to Fridays on September and will also welcome such guest stars this fall as:
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Tim Daly is going from a white coat to a bathing suit.
Look for the well-known star to portray a Texas Ranger.
Daly joins an impressive list of Season 4 guest stars. It includes:
The series, meanwhile, moves to Fridays and returns with new episodes on September 27. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Also appearing on the new season of the CBS drama are returning guest stars Rumer Willis and Terry O’Quinn, as well as Chi McBride, Carol Burnett, Jorge Garcia, Henry Ian Cusick and Rebecca DeMornay. »
- Vlada Gelman
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