1-20 of 50 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
The Real History of Science Fiction documentary series on BBC America (Saturdays at 10pm Et beginning April 19) aims to tell the definitive history of the genre and its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode in the four-part series explores one of the enduring themes of sci-fi: time travel, space exploration, robots and artificial intelligence, and aliens. The list of sci-fi notables contributing to the series include William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore … Continue reading →
The post New BBC America series explores “The Real History of Science Fiction” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Ryan Berenz
Richard Dreyfuss hasn't given many interviews over the last few years. Perhaps that's because the legendary 66-year-old actor, who is best known for a string of instant-classics from the 1970s -- American Graffiti (1973), The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and The Goodbye Girl (1977) -- has, of late, been primarily focused on things other than acting, including and especially his nonprofit organization The Dreyfuss Initiative, which promotes civic education. But last week, Dreyfuss, who now lives in San Diego, came back to Hollywood to revisit his glory days at
- Scott Feinberg
Chicago – The actor Greg Kinnear has been known for his neat and tidy image, but never has he portrayed a religious leader. His role as Todd Burpo – a pastor of a church and the father whose son believes “Heaven Is for Real” – brings the energy of spirituality to the movies just in time for the Easter holiday.
Born in small town Logansport, Indiana, Greg Kinnear was the son of a career diplomat, and moved around quite a bit as a child, even living overseas. He is a veteran actor who first came into prominence when he hosted the first version of “Talk Soup” on the E! Network in 1991. Four years later, he made a splashy film debut as David Larrabee in the 1995 remake of Billy Wilder’s “Sabrina,” directed by Sydney Pollack.
Photo credit: TriStar Pictures
A couple years later, »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Film Festival wrapped up its 5th annual hoorah in Hollywood on Sunday and this year was chock full of joyful and exciting films and special guests. There were so many wonderful old movies that most people have seen, but for me the true thrill was the chance to see a beloved movie on the big screen, the way it was intended.
Throw in some amazing guests and it was absolute gold.
Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967)
Screened at the beautiful El Capitan Theater, The Jungle Book was the last Disney animated feature that was overseen by Walt Disney himself. After the success of Mary Poppins and other Disney hits such as The Parent Trap, The Absent Minded Professor and The Sword in the Stone, Disney went back to the well and asked songwriters Bobby and Richard Sherman to take a swing at its animated »
- Melissa Thompson
Tony-winning deaf actress Phyllis Frelich, who originated the lead role in Children of a Lesser God on Broadway, died Thursday of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). She was 70. Frelich’s husband Robert Steinberg told the AP of her passing. The two were married for 46 years, during which time their relationship inspired Mark Medoff to write Children of a Lesser God at New Mexico State University. When the play moved to Los Angeles and then Broadway Frelich played the lead role of Sarah Norman in the story of the relationship between a deaf woman and a hearing speech pathologist and won a Tony for the role in 1980. Marlee Matlin played the Sarah role in the 1986 film adaptation, for which she won the Oscar. Frelich, originally from Devils Lake, North Dakota, came from a family of deaf parents and siblings and began acting while studying at Gallaudet College. She met Steinberg in the »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Los Angeles (AP) — Politically, Richard Dreyfuss describes himself as "intensely pre-partisan, and even more intensely anti-shmuck." The 66-year-old Oscar winner almost immediately injected politics into an hour-long conversation with actress Ileana Douglas about his life and career Friday as part of The TCM Classic Film Festival. Dreyfuss was even more outspoken in a later interview with The Associated Press, calling for a "civil strike" in support of the United States Constitution. "I'm going to send you a copy of the preamble to the Constitution," he said. "If there's anything in it that you don't agree with, don't sign it; just send me back an explanation. You will agree with everything, because it's beautifully crafted and it's meant for all. And if I get 500,000 signatures, I'm going to call for a civil strike. "What I would do is pick a weekday, and according to the time zone, 12:30 in the east, »
- Sandy Cohen (AP)
Exclusive: Richard Dreyfuss has joined the TBS comedy pilot Your Family Or Mine, from Greg Malins, Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare. Based on an Israeli format, the show centers on Oliver and Kelli, who are living proof of the adage “When you marry someone, you don’t just marry them, you marry their whole family.” It is a family comedy with an unusual structure — each episode focuses on a different side of the family: one week featuring the couple dealing with Kelli’s family, the next spent with Oliver’s. Dreyfuss, repped by Apa and The Schiff Co., will play Ricky, Oliver’s father, opposite JoBeth Williams’ Louis. This marks the first series-regular role for Oscar-winner Dreyfuss since his starring turn on the 2001 CBS drama The Education Of Max Bickford. Over the past decade he’s done arcs on Showtime’s Weeds and NBC’s Parenthood. He most recently wrapped »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The name director Ted Kotcheff may not be as instantly recognisable as some of his filmmaker contemporaries, but a fertile creative period during the 70s and 80s saw him craft a number of well-received films across a variety of genres – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (which launched the career of a young, pre-Jaws Richard Dreyfuss), the original Fun with Dick and Jane, North Dallas Forty, Switching Channels and Weekend at Bernie’s.
Arguably, he’s best known for bringing the iconic character of John Rambo into the world with the 1982 ‘Nam-scarred survivalist classic First Blood, but another underappreciated film from his CV is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. 1971’s Wake in Fright was an early addition to the Australian New Wave cinema movement, and remains a vivid and disturbing depiction of the country’s hard-drinking, fiercely masculine subculture of that era. We talked to Kotcheff earlier this month »
- Adam Lowes
A wealthy Pacific Palisades couple are shocked to discover two homeless young lovers living inside their estate upon returning early from vacation in the first trailer for Squatters. From The Hills Have Eyes 2 director Martin Weisz, this engaging new drama stars acting legend Richard Dreyfuss alongside Gabriella Wilde, Luke Grimes and Thomas Dekker. Check out the first trailer before the movie arrives on DVD May 13.
Squatters will be released May 13th, 2014 and stars Gabriella Wilde, Evan Ross, Luke Grimes, Thomas Dekker, Richard Dreyfuss, Nancy Travis, Gia Mantegna, Mimi Kennedy. The film is directed by Martin Weisz. »
Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Holloway, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Kevin Kilner | Written by Jason Dean Hall, Barry L. Levy | Directed by Robert Luketic
Set in the cut-throat world of technology and corporate power Paranoia is an espionage thriller based on the book by Robert Finder, which sees the world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries stopping at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him just walk away…
- Phil Wheat
Other exhibits include one celebrating the 75th Anniversary of “Gone With the Wind” and one of vintage, candid photos of the stars.
The 2014 festival is set to take place April 10-13 in Hollywood.
- Nikara Johns
April 19th is getting better and better. First we get the premiere of Season 2 of the so-very-excellent Orphan Black on BBC America, and now comes news of another premiere that follows directly after: a new docu-series entitled The Real History of Science Fiction.
BBC America Premieres New Original Docu-Series The Real History of Science Fiction on April 19 As told by the genre’s greatest pioneers, the four-part docu-series explores recurring science fiction themes: Robots, Space, Invasion and Time
New York –, March 10, 2014 – BBC America delves into the real history of science fiction with filmmakers, writers, actors and graphic artists looking back on their experiences and on how their obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown. The new original documentary series is a »
- Erin Willard
When first bursting onto the scene as a young, fledging filmmaker, Australian director Robert Luketic was first brought to our attention with Legally Blonde – however since then he’s made movements towards more psychological, thrilling narratives, as he presents his latest picture, Paranoia.
With an incredible casts consisting of the likes of Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth and Abbie Cornish – when we spoke to the director on the phone, we discusses the casting process and his delight at working with such talented individuals. Luketic also reflects back on his own career and how he’s started to move towards his desired genre of late. We also discuss social media, and in light of the film Luketic tells us that he doesn’t quite use the internet as much as he used to…
I’ll start by asking about the cast – you must have been so thrilled when »
- Stefan Pape
With final box office figures unavailable at the time of writing, the festival (which ran Feb 20-March 2) has hit the 40,000 mark for the first time with a programme of 369 screenings, panel discussions, live performances and pop-up cinema events.
Speaking at the closing gala, festival co-directors Allan Hunter and Allison Gardner thanked the festival’s sponsors - Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Event Scotland, Creative Scotland and the BFI. Gardner added: “We’ve had a truly wonderful time with the festival: great films, fabulous guests and the warmest audiences. Thank you very much for the support and a huge thanks to the massive team that’s worked so hard across a huge »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
To mark the release of Paranoia on 10th March, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
The world’s two most powerful tech billionaires and bitter adversaries (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) will stop at nothing to outwit and destroy each other’s business empires. But when a young rising star (Liam Hemsworth) falls between them, he becomes trapped in the middle of the rivals’ life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much »
This story first appeared in the March 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Near the end of 2009, Daniel Adams was desperate to finish his latest movie. But the filmmaker behind the period romance The Lightkeepers, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner, was running out of money well before shooting ended. Instead of shutting down production, Adams submitted fraudulent documents to score at least $4.7 million from inflated claims for Massachusetts tax credits on Lightkeepers and another film. He was caught, pleaded guilty to 10 counts related to embezzlement and, in 2012, became the first Hollywood figure to
- Alex Ben Block
The former heartthrob talks about surviving the 90s teen TV series and how he's thrown himself into directing his first full-length feature
Come with me on a journey back to the early 90s. To bleached denim and bare midriffs. To when Beverly Hills 90210 was the biggest teen show on Earth and Jason Priestley was its biggest star. His character, Brandon Walsh, was the perfect all-American high-school heartthrob: white T-shirt, big quiff and eyes to launch a raft of terrible ocean-based metaphors. When I was 11, my friend had a lifesize poster of Priestley on her wall. Now here he is: lifesize and sitting with me in a hotel bar in Glasgow, where his directorial feature debut, Cas & Dylan, is screening at the city's film festival.
Priestley is wearing a flat cap, argyle sweater and grizzly beard. "I was very much Team Dylan," I blurt, referring to the bad-boy character played by Priestley's 90210 co-star, »
- Nosheen Iqbal
“Whenever there is a decline of righteousness and rise of unrighteousness then I send forth Myself.”
—Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna,The Bhagavadgita (Song of God)
Sanskrit in origin, and a central principle of the Hindu religion, an avatar is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract an evil in the world. A central principle of Hinduism, it usually refers to 10 appearances of Vishnu, including an incarnation as the Buddha Gautama and the Buddha yet to come, called Kalkin.”
In the 21st century, it has also come to mean that little picture that represents the user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan on the Internet, and (usually) will tell you something about that person, whether it is whom that user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan admires or identifies with, or even their sense of humor about themselves. (See »
- Mindy Newell
When Topher Grace has time on his hands, he likes to tinker with his favorite movies in the editing room and then screens the results with friends. The former That '70s Show star made headlines in 2012 with his clever cut of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, whittled down to one slam-bang 85-minute movie, and on Thursday night he assembled a small group of pals and a few journalists in a private screening room to debut his remix of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for one time only. I guess working on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar got those creative juices flowing...
Pics: 10 Great Alien Invasion Flicks
"There were a bunch of different cuts of Close Encounters, so this is »
Shooting is underway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the story of a powerful attorney with political ambitions whose addiction to high-end escorts threatens to bring his career down in flames.
Winstone will next be seen in the March 28 release of Aronofsky’s Noah for Paramount. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
1-20 of 50 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners