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B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their July Retro Night on Thursday, July 9. They are showing the original summer blockbuster, Jaws. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the way audiences experience movies.
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
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Here’s the first photo of Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss as Ruth and Bernie Madoff in ABC’s Madoff miniseries (see above). Madoff follows the rise and spectacular fall of the former investment advisor and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors. Raymond De Felitta directs the project, which was inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles. Production is… »
Mr. and Mrs. Madoff, ladies and gentlemen. ABC released the first photo from its upcoming miniseries, Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss as white-collar criminal Bernie Madoff and Blythe Danner as his wife Ruth. Photos: Celebrity CEOs and entrepreneurs — their advice The snap features Dreyfuss, 67, as the former stockbroker and financial adviser, who swindled thousands of investors in his notorious Ponzi scheme. While Madoff is currently serving a 150-year sentence in federal prison in Butner, N.C. — the maximum time allowed in the system — and still facing [...] »
"The shark isn't working!"
The above was a familiar cry during the making of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic Jaws. In an era before CGI, it was down to a giant mechanical great white (known as Bruce) to strike fear into audiences.
Unfortunately, the rubber recreation never quite functioned to the crew's wishes, leaving Spielberg to use John Williams's score and a point-of-view camera perspective to do most of the heavy lifting.
It proved to be a masterstroke - not seeing the beast made it ever-more terrifying, and when we did get a glimpse it was fast and violent.
As Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary today, we look go behind the scenes with 14 classic pictures below.
2. 'Bruce' takes a bite out of fishing boat Orca
3. and 4. Robert Shaw relaxes aboard the Orca, then surveys Bruce from the bow
5. Roy Scheider, »
"When I think of 'Jaws' I think about courage and stupidity. And I think of both of those things existing underwater." That's a quote from Steven Spielberg on his time directing the 1975 horror classic, which turns 40 this Saturday. Proving that sometimes greatness can spring from unimaginable misery, the film was famously a nightmare to shoot, with numerous production problems including the frequent malfunctioning of "Bruce," the collective name given to the film's trio of animatronic sharks. But don't take my word for it. Below are ten hellish behind-the-scenes straight from the mouths of those involved that will make you wonder how they managed to finish the film at all. 1. This is what happens when you hire a stuntman with no diving experience When husband-and-wife shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor were commissioned to get footage of actual Great Whites attacking a cage (for the famous Richard Dreyfuss underwater sequence), the »
- Chris Eggertsen
ABC’s upcoming miniseries “Madoff” has added Charles Grodin and Lewis Black to its cast. The pair join a cast led by Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Bernie Madoff, an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history. Grodin (pictured above) will play Carl Shapiro, a longtime friend and big financial backer of Madoff’s. Black will play Ezra Merkin, aka “The Rabbi,” a close business associate to Madoff. Also Read: Blythe Danner Joins Richard Dreyfuss in ABC's 'Madoff' Miniseries »
- Tim Kenneally
ABC’s “Madoff” upcoming primetime miniseries is filling out its cast: Charles Grodin has signed on to play Carl Shapiro, the Boston philanthropist who was one of Madoff’s earliest investors and eventually had to return $625 million.
“Madoff” will follow the rise and fall of the investment adviser and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors.
The project, which is currently in production, will be directed by Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”). “Madoff,” which is inspired by ABC News correspondent Brian Ross’ book “The Madoff Chronicles,” is produced by Lincoln Square productions, in association with ABC Studios. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo exec produce.
- Debra Birnbaum
Lewis Black‘s latest TV role is no laughing matter.
The longtime comedian has joined the cast of Madoff, ABC’s upcoming miniseries about former stockbrocker Bernie Madoff.
Inspired by Brian Ross’ book The Madoff Chronicles, the drama will explore the rise and fall of the disgraced financier, culminating in his 150-year prison sentencing in 2009 for operating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Black will play Ezra Merkin, who invested with Madoff and brought a number of wealthy Jewish clients into his fold. The comedian joins a cast that includes Close Encounters of the Third Kind »
Danny Deferrari and Stephen Gevedon have joined the cast of Madoff, the ABC miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss as the now-imprisoned swindler. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini follows the rise and spectacular fall of Bernie Madoff and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he concocted. Deferrari will play Madoff’s son, Andrew, who along with his brother alerted the feds to their dad’s scheme… »
In the past several months, TBS cancelled or ended several of their original comedies -- Sullivan & Son, Ground Floor, and Cougar Town. Will Your Family or Mine survive to see a second season? Stay tuned to find out.
Your Family or Mine revolves around a married couple in Seattle, Kelli (Kat Foster) and Oliver Weston (Kyle Howard). They and their two children alternate visits between their respective parents and in-laws, all of whom are quite unique. The rest of the extended family members are played by Richard Dreyfuss, JoBeth Williams, Danny Comden, Andrew Less, Angela Kinsey, Ed Begley Jr., Cynthia Stevenson, and Stephanie Hunt.
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The Walking Dead, The Way, Daredevil, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on AMC, Netflix, and Hulu.
The Walking Dead (AMC)
The Alexandria community will gain a key addition in the sixth season as actor Corey Hawkins has just been announced as a new recurring cast member. Hawkins will bring the important supplies forager, Heath to life when new episodes of The Walking Dead resume this Fall.
The Way (Hulu)
Michelle Monaghan (True Detective, Source Code) has been tapped as the female lead in the Hulu original drama series The Way (working title). Mike Cahill (Another Earth) will direct the first episode of the 10-episode series
The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, »
- Rollo Tomasi
Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project
Marion Cotillard is set to join Brad Pitt in an untitled project at Paramount Pictures which Robert Zemeckis is slated to direct. Steven Knight penned the period spy thriller which will be shot before Pitt gets to work on the "World War Z" sequel which Juan Antonio Bayona directs. [Source: Deadline]
Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones") has joined the cast of James Marquand's psychological thriller "Beautiful Devils" which began filming in London last week. The project is described as a contemporary music business version of "Othello". Filming began last week around areas of East London ahead of a Spring 2016 release. [Source: Variety]
Goon: Last of the Enforcers
Elisha Cuthbert has joined the cast of the upcoming sports comedy sequel "Goon: Last of the Enforcers" starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber and Alison Pill. Filming begins June 21st in Toronto.
Scott plays hockey enforcer Doug 'the »
- Garth Franklin
The Emmy- and Tony-winning actress has joined a cast led by Richard Dreyfuss as the investment adviser-turned-felon. Frank Whaley will play Harry Markopolos, the securities industry executive who alerted the SEC of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Erin Cummings will play Madoff’s secretary, Eleanor Squillari, and Tom Lipinski will play Madoff’s eldest son, Mark.
“Madoff,” which is directed by Raymond De Felitta, is inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting from his book “The Madoff Chronicles.” It follows the former investment adviser’s prodigious rise and very public and abrupt fall, as well as the impact it had on his family, associates and investors. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo are exec producing the project, which is already in production. “Madoff” is produced by Lincoln Square productions, »
- Whitney Friedlander
It’s all about the Benjamins for Blythe Danner — or so her next role would have us believe.
Starring Richard Dreyfuss as the titular former stockbroker, the drama project — which is inspired by Brian Ross’ book The Madoff Chronicles — will examine Madoff’s rise and fall, leading to his 150-year prison sentence in 2009 for operating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
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Blythe Danner has signed on for the ABC miniseries “Madoff,” joining Richard Dreyfuss, who will portray the title character of Bernie Madoff. ABC also said that Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”) has come aboard as director of the series. The miniseries, which is inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross’ reporting in his book “The Madoff Chronicles,” will follow the rise and demise of Bernie Madoff, an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history, along with the subsequent fallout from the scandal on. »
- Tim Kenneally
ABC's Bernie Madoff scandal drama is filling out its cast. Blythe Danner has been tapped to co-star opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the multiple-episode drama inspired by chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' book The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Also joining the cast are Frank Whaley, Erin Cummings and Tom Lipinski, with Raymond De Felitta (City Island) now set to direct the drama, which is being written by Ben Robbins (The First 48). Linda Berman (Heat Wave, The Assets) and Joe Pichirallo (Hollywoodland) are on board to executive produce Madoff for ABC. The drama is
- Lesley Goldberg
It's the film that made us all afraid to go back into the water: "Jaws."The 1975 movie, which opened 40 years ago today, helped launch the career of Steven Spielberg, was nominated for Best Picture and took home Oscars for Best Film Editing, Dramatic Score and Sound.It also made us all think twice before going for a swim.The flick, which starred Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss, would spawn three sequels -- "Jaws 2," "Jaws 3-D," and "Jaws: The Revenge" -- which randomly starred celebs like Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson and yes, even Michael Caine. 40 years after the original movie's release, we've sadly said goodbye to a lot of the franchise's stars, including Sheriff Brody himself and young Judith Barsi, who played Michael's daughter in "Revenge" and was murdered by her father shortly after the film was released.From the tragic to the impressive, check out the gallery »
- tooFab Staff
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You’re gonna need a bigger boat this June when “TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary” comes to select U.S. cinemas, presented by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Originally released in 1975 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this action-packed event will screen at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on both Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24 for a second showing.
In addition to the feature, audiences will be treated to a special introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Tickets for the “TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants »
- Michelle McCue
Four decades later, it's still not safe to go back in the water. Jaws, Steven Spielberg's seminal 1975 summer blockbuster, is returning to theaters for a limited release to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fathom Events will screen the movie – with a special introduction from TCM Weekend Daytime host Ben Mankiewicz – on Sunday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 24th, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time at theaters across the U.S.
Spielberg's second feature film as director was co-written by Peter Benchley and »
Erin Cummings (The Iceman) has signed on for a lead role opposite Richard Dreyfuss in ABC's miniseries Madoff. Cummings will play Eleanor Squillari, personal secretary to Bernie Madoff's (Dreyfuss), in the project from ABC News' Lincoln Square Prods. Inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles, the mini follows the rise and spectacular fall of the now-imprisoned swindler and the $65 billion Ponzi scheme he… »
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