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TV’s most reliably tasteless sitcom returns for a 10th depraved outing, and going by the episode titles alone – take a bow, Mac Kills His Dad – it has no intention of moderating its excesses. Yet, to reduce It’s Always Sunny… to gross-out moments underplays just how funny it is, with the sardonic interplay between its leads still as bracingly fresh as it was a decade ago. Watch the lot on Netflix.
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- Martin Horsfield & Gwilym Mumford
As a freak thunder and lighting storm struck Los Angeles on Thursday night, knocking out power in some neighborhoods, you would never have known it inside the Dolby Theatre. The home of the Oscars was soundproof to the outside world, proving that the Dolby DNA reaches deeper into the theatre’s bones than just the cosmetic naming rights might suggest. The acoustics allowed guests to hear from the ill children of the late Paul Newman’s network of camps and their celebrity camp counselors for the night, a group that included Renee Zellweger, Jamie Foxx, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston, »
- Mikey Glazer
“The Serpent’s Bite” centers on a father attempting to reunite with his older children during a nostalgic horse trek through the wilds of Yellowstone. The story explores how an obsession for celebrity and blind ambition can distort familial love and turn a beloved child into a grotesque monster.
Camp will portray the adult daughter, Courtney Temple.
Other Grey Eagle projects include “The War of the Roses: The Children, »
- Dave McNary
Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and John Krasinski (The Office) voice a couple who inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of animal shaped cookies, which magically turn anyone who eats them into an animal.
Co-Directed by Tony Bancroft (Mulan) and creator Scott Christian Sava, Animal Crackers is produced by Sava’s Blue Dream Studios, in cooperation with George Lee and Marcus Englefield of Storyoscopic Films, Jamie Thomason, and Leiming Guan.
The deal was negotiated by Poonam Sahota on behalf of eOne, and [link=nm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Perla’s credits include the Blacklist script “Blink,” set up with Atlas Independent, along with “Revelations” at Lotus Entertainment. Adler is best known for writing the novel “The War of the Roses,” which was adapted into a 1989 movie starring Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.
“Torture Man” follows a former CIA operative and a prominent anti-war activist whose 11-year-old daughter is kidnapped by Islamist terrorists for a $10 million ransom.
Other Grey Eagle projects include “The War of the Roses: The Children,” co-developed by Permut Presentations; “Target Churchill,” co-developed by Solution Entertainment Group; “Mourning Glory,” to be adapted by Karen Leigh Hopkins; and “Cult,” to be adapted by Alex McAulay.
- Dave McNary
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been one of the world's biggest box office attractions for 40 years, but which of his many blockbusters is his favourite?
A hilarious sketch on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which Schwarzenegger reenacted all of his famous roles was followed by a chat about the action icon's favourite movie.
"I think Kindergarten Cop [is my favourite]," Schwarzenegger revealed to the surprise of the Late Late Show. "I think one of the comedies [would be my favourite] because for so many years, I tried to get into comedy and I couldn't.
"The studios made all this money from the action movies. They said, 'Why would we go and change the mould? We're making a lot of money with you. We keep giving you action scripts'.
"Then, when I finally met Ivan Reitman »
Philip Perlman, whose Emmy-winning daughter Rhea got him a job on a bar stool on the long-running sitcom Cheers, setting in motion a late-blooming second career as a character actor, has died. He was 95. Perlman, who also showed up in several films with Rhea’s husband, Danny DeVito, died April 29 at his home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his daughter said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Philip Perlman appeared on more than 30 episodes of the hit NBC comedy Cheers, on which Rhea made an indelible mark — and reeled in four Emmy Awards
- Mike Barnes
Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »
- Jordan Benesh
In HitFix's new feature 'Waxing Episodic,' we reflect on an episode of television we'll never forget. Before he ever played Doc Brown, I was a raving Christopher Lloyd fan. We all have shows we love unreservedly. There are many TV shows that are important to me for many reasons. Many of my favorite shows are from recent years as television has hit a certain kind of stride, but the only reason we are where we are with television now is because of series that have pushed things forward in the past. There are shows that I love for single elements or single performances or even single moments. With "Taxi," though, I love the entire thing. Top to bottom, start to finish, I think it's one of the greatest shows to ever appear on television, and even trying to explain all the things I love about it would be a Herculean undertaking. »
- Drew McWeeny
Bye, Mom and Dad! Who needs familial love when there is An Adorable Soccer-ball Robot That Demands 100 Percent Of Your Heart? Yes, you might have caught your first glimpse of the cute li'l Bb-8 in that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser from a few months ago, but J.J. Abrams rolled him out onstage this morning at Star Wars Celebration, and let's just say he made R2-D2 look like a passed-out Danny DeVito covered in burrs. Bb-8 is basically Wall-e crossed with Woola, and we simply cannot get enough. Look at these GIFs and try not to die of happiness. »
- Kyle Buchanan
By the 1990s, studios were waking up to movie marketing, and the era of the blockbuster. Tim Burton's Batman, released in summer 1989, had introduced the idea of a big opening weekend, and modern movies now target their promotional work to get just that. As such, it's harder and harder for smaller films to snare the top slot at the Us box office, even for one weekend.
In the 1990s, particularly the first half of the 1990s, that wasn't so much the case though. In fact, many films that have long since fallen from the public conscious topped the chart. And in this piece, I've tried to capture some of them.
Inevitably, you're going to have heard of some of them, and what a UK dweller sees as a »
It's art imitating life! Emily Blunt is the latest star to join the upcoming animated film Animal Crackers, according to Variety. The 32-year-old actress will be playing the wife of real-life husband John Krasinski. The cute couple will voice the parts of Zoe and John, a hubby and wife duo "whose family life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically changes the person who eats them into animals." Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft are set to co-direct the Australian-made movie. In addition to Blunt and Krasinski, the Animal Crackers cast already includes Sylvester Stallone, Ian McKellen and Danny DeVito. Animal »
Emily Blunt is joining the Blue Dream Studios animated feature Animal Crackers, whose voice cast includes John Krasinski, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen. Blunt and Krasinski will play Zoe and Owen Huntington, a couple who inherits a run-down circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that magically turns anyone who eats them into an animal. Originally, Kaley Cuoco was attached to provide the voiceover of the wife in the film, however, scheduling got… »
The UK star joins the Blue Dream Studios animation as the voice of Zoe Huntington alongside husband John Krasinksi.
Krasinksi will play Blunt’s on-screen husband Owen Huntington, who along with his wife inherits a ramshackle circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers biscuits that turns people who eat them into animals.
“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together… it was magic,” said Sava.
“I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because they took us to places we never dreamed. Owen and Zoe came to life when Emily and John spoke”
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Blunt will play Zoe, one half of a married couple with John (played by John Krasinski) whose family life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically changes the person who eats them into animals.
The film is produced by Blue Dream Studios in a partnership with Beijing Wen Hua Dongrun Investment Co. and China Film Co. Australian independent sales agent Odin’s Eye is representing the international rights. Release is set for mid-2016.
Other key credits go to character designer Carter Goodrich, »
- Patrick Frater
She joins previously announced cast members John Krasinksi, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, and Sir Ian McKellen. Blunt and Krasinski will play Zoe and Owen Huntington, a couple who inherits a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that magically turn anyone who eats them into an animal.
The production team of animation superstars includes co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft with Sava and Dean Lorey as co-writers, Character Designer Carter Goodrich, and Jamie Thomason as Voice and Casting Director.
“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together… it was Magic,” comments Creator, Co-Director and Writer Scott Christian Sava “I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because »
- Michelle McCue
Indie ‘toon Animal Crackers already boasts Ian McKellen and Sylvester Stallone for an unexpected team-up as part of its cast. Now co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft have announced that real-life married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are also lending their voices.Animal Crackers follows a family, led by Blunt and Krasinski’s Zoe and Owen Huntington who inherit a ramshackle circus. When they partake of the titular biscuits, they find themselves transformed into animals and other characters, which we feel is a plotline that 1998’s Armageddon sorely missed out on.“When Emily and John came in and performed their first scenes of the movie together... It was magic,” Sava, who also co-wrote the script with Dean Lorey, tells Screen International. “I can think of no other way of describing what they brought to the film. We had to literally go back and re-storyboard the sequences because they »
Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years. Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch. Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later, »
- Andre Soares
Time unveiled its 30 most influential people on the web list Thursday, spotlighting figures from President Obama to “hacktivists” like the Jester. The unranked list measures the biggest attractions on the web by social followings, site traffic, and knack for driving the news. Also Read: #TheDress Owners Share Origin Story of Social Media Phenomenon on ‘Ellen’ (Video) “If we’ve learned anything from the Dress That Broke the Internet, first posted to Tumblr by a 21-year-old singer from Scotland, it’s that anyone with a web connection can start a global conversation,” Time wrote. Also Read: Danny DeVito Makes Jimmy Fallon Get Uncomfortably Close to. »
- Jordan Chariton
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