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Demi Moore's brat pack days are far behind her -- she turns 50 years old today! Moore stared as Jules in "St. Elmo’s Fire" opposite 80’s heartthrob, Emilio Estevez … cementing her place in the famed Brat Pack with Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy and Emilio Estevez!The Brat Pack ruled the ‘80s, starring in coming of age flicks like "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty in Pink," centered on the teenage angst of suburban life of the 1980s. While Demi definitely made a name for herself in "St. Elmo’s Fire," it wasn’t until 1990’s "Ghost" where she starred alongside Patrick Swayze that really launched Moore into the spotlight. So have the young stars of the ‘80s aged as well as Demi? Click “Launch Gallery” above to see now & then shots of the gang! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
He was the Brat Pack actor who oozed charm as the perfect boyfriend in films such as Pretty in Pink and St Elmo's Fire. But in reality he was a celebrity-shy loner who has turned to travel writing to find himself
"So if there's a lull in the conversation feel free to fill it by giving him my number."
"Can you just tell him that I love him?"
This is just a small selection of emails I received from my thirtysomething female friends – all generally sensible members of society – when they heard that I was to interview the actor Andrew McCarthy. If you are from a similar demographic, there is a high chance that you yourself are making various similar squeaks and bleats now. If you are not, your face is likely to be something of a question mark.
So for the benefit of those in the latter group, let »
- Andrew McCarthy, Hadley Freeman
Taxi Driver, North by Northwest, The Manchurian Candidate, JFK – there's a rich history of assassinations in American film. But what's the difference between the accidental killer and the glamorously rebellious hitman?
It was Monday 31 March 1981, coming up to 2.30pm, and John Hinckley was fidgeting by the Florida Avenue entrance of the Washington Hilton, catching the attention of a police lieutenant who stopped to stare over at him. Hinckley jostled with reporters too, complaining that the press were always getting in the way, before finding a place to stand among the TV cameras. It drizzled, off and on, and the sidewalk was damp. His speech inside finished, President Reagan came out of the hotel, flanked by security men, acknowledging the few onlookers across the street and the small crowd of pressmen on the sidewalk beside him. For a moment, Hinckley asked himself the question: "Should I do this or not?" A journalist shouted to the president, »
- Michael Newton
Dear Dracula, the graphic novel from Image Comics/Shadowline (written by Joshua Williams, with art by Vicente Navarrete), has been adapted to TV as an animated movie and will air on October 16th at 7pm on the Cartoon Network.
The story follows a young boy named Sam who loves scary movies, especially the ones with Dracula! One Christmas, instead of writing to Santa, Sam writes to Dracula instead, asking if he can become a real vampire for Halloween! Sam is in for quite a surprise when the famous vampire himself shows up on his doorstep, ready to make Sam’s dream a reality.
Dear Dracula has a cast of well-known talent, including Ray Liotta as Dracula, Nathan Gamble as Sam, Ariel Winters as Emma, Emilio Estevez as Renfield, and Marion Ross as Grandma. The feature is produced by Kickstart Productions (Wolverine And The X-men), with a screenplay by Brad Birch. »
There's so many very talented (and extremely attractive) famous brothers in Hollywood. When someone mentions a great sibling duo in the business many will start rattling off Ben and Casey Affleck, Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and even a sports pair like Eli and Peyton Manning. But, aren't we all forgetting possibly one of the best brothers out there? Fred and Ben Savage. Yep. The two may not be in the limelight so much these days (Fred being behind the scenes directing shows like Modern Family, Happy Endings and 2 Broke Girls), but guaranteed they're talked about on a daily basis. After all, how could you forget Kevin Arnold and Cory Matthews? You can't.
Chat about the shows you grew up with and most will say The Wonder Years and Boy Meets World. Having made two of the best characters in television history, it's hard not to consider the two actors the »
- Stephanie Webber
There are some sets of famous siblings that everyone just knows: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth, to name a few. But then there are those celebrities, each famous in their own right, whom you would never think of as brothers or sisters to other stars.
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They were both late '80s/early '90s sitcom icons (she played D.J. Tanner on Full House, and he rose to fame as heartthrob Mike Seaver on Growing Pains) but many are surprised to discover that the two are brother and sister. During the height of their fame, Kirk once guest-starred on Full House as D.J.'s older cousin, »
- Michelle McGahan
Suggesting that Forrest Gump was less movie fantasy than mission statement, Tom Hanks will continue to insinuate himself into every epochal event in American history by producing Parkland, a drama set around the JFK assassination. The film, named for the Dallas hospital where both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald died, will attempt to find a new angle on those oft-told events in much the same way that Emilio Estevez's Bobby did for Robert Kennedy: by focusing on people on the periphery, an ensemble that includes Jackie Kennedy, Abraham Zapruder, Oswald's older brother, and the various Secret »
It's safe to say that whenever actor Tom Hanks switches to being a producer, his preference is for projects that delve into an American historical event. Whether it's the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon," "Band of Brothers" or "The Pacific," Hanks clearly has a keen interest in the past, and his latest project is no different, as it explores the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Variety reports that Hanks and fellow Playtone principal Gary Goetzman will produce "Parkland," an indie drama that will chronicle "the events leading up to JFK's assassination and Abraham Zapruder's famous documentation of the event." The title refers to the Parkland Memorial Hospital, where not only Kennedy but also Jack Ruby, the man who killed JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, passed. Reportedly, the movie will be an ensemble affair, not unlike Emilio Estevez's Kennedy pic "Bobby," so expect plenty. »
- Ryan Gowland
Brat pack sweetheart Molly Ringwald talks about her new novel, jazz and her surreal life since the Breakfast Club days
Molly Ringwald peruses the rack of designer clothing pulled in as potential attire for her imminent photoshoot, noting to the photographer that she'd prefer to avoid anything that might come off as being "too glamorous". She immediately gravitates towards a lovely pink silk-shantung sweetheart-neckline number, reaching out to grab it.
"That one's really pretty," offers the stylist.
"But it's pink," murmurs Molly.
"Got it," the stylist smiles.
"No pink for you these days?" I ask.
"I've kind of had enough pink in my life," Molly deadpans, clacking the dress hanger down in the reject section without a second thought.
Everyone laughs, everyone gets it. That chapter has long since closed.
Many novelists might not mind an extra dose of glamour, and surely few would have such a knee-jerk aversion to »
Charlie Sheen's real life father, Martin Sheen, has been cast as Charlie's dad on his show Anger Management. Martin will make his first appearance in this season's ninth episode and will become a full time cast member, as long as the show is renewed.
Anger Management premiered to a record 5.74 million viewers with its first episode, making it the most-watched scripted comedy broadcast in cable history. The show has received mixed reviews from critics but most audiences appear to be enjoying it. FX has agreed to a very interesting deal where if the first season of Anger Management meets a certain ratings mark they will renew the show for 90 more episodes. It hasn't been renewed yet but as long as it's ratings stay where they've been we'll be seeing a lot more Anger Management in the future.
They say the world is divided into two types of people: those who prefer Star Wars and those who prefer Star Trek. Of course, they also say the same thing regarding Elvis Presley/The Beatles, chocolate/vanilla, and Charlie Sheen/Emilio Estevez. I’ve always leaned towards the Star Wars side of things (along with The Beatles, chocolate and Estevez), and to that end I’ve never before watched an entire episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The original series I’ve seen from beginning to end over the years, but The Next Generation? Never gave it the time. Which reminds me… the world is also divided into people who prefer Captain James Kirk and those who prefer Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The show ended its seven-season run in 1994, but the series has never received the high definition treatment that fans have been clamoring for. That HD drought ends this week as CBS-hd and Paramount »
- Rob Hunter
Exclusive: Producers Distribution Agency has signed on to release the SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Brooklyn Castle. Pda is the releasing arm hatched by Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Bart Walker that selectively takes on art house fare. Brooklyn Castle marks its fourth release, after the successful docus Senna and Exit Through The Gift Shop and the Emilio Estevez-directed drama The Way. Brooklyn Castle will be released October 19, and once again, Abramorama’s Richard Abramowitz and Bond Strategy’s Marc Schiller will guide the marketing and distribution of the Katie Dallamaggiore-directed film. Her film tells the inspiring story of chess dominance at Brooklyn’s I.S. 318, an intermediate school where 65% of the students live below the federal poverty line. The school has become a chess powerhouse, the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation and the focus here is on the students and their challenges and goals, »
- MIKE FLEMING
Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award-winner Richard Chew about his career and the craft of film editing...
“I went to law school like many students lost after college,” recalls American film editor Richard Chew who attended Harvard Law School. “It didn’t ignite me intellectually.” Inspiration was found elsewhere. “I saw this film that made a monumental impact on me called Nothing But a Man , an independent film made by a couple of young mavericks. It’s a love story about a young African American couple in the South set in the social context of the time. When I saw it I realized film could be a social document, like a novel; it could tell you something about the society you live in and that’s what appealed to me.” Chew wanted to learn more about the artistic process so he became a documentary cameraman. “You would film everything that »
June 8th, 1984 was a great day for movie nerds, particularly those with an affection for special effects, scares and belly laughs. Not only did they get "Ghostbusters" in theaters that day (as we've already looked at, but they also got "Gremlins," the subversive PG-rated horror-comedy from the A-list trio of writer Chris Columbus, director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg.
The film, which involves young Billy (Zach Galligan), who fails to obey the strict rules regarding looking after his new pet (all together now: don't get them in bright daylight, don't get them wet, and whatever you do, don't feed them after midnight) and ends up unleashing a plague of monsters on his suburban town. It was the first film released under Spielberg's Amblin logo, and embodies much of what that company came to represent, although "Gremlins" was also violent enough that it helped give birth to the PG-13 rating. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Adam Hollingworth with the latest edition of the Comedy Critic...
Ridley Scott is undoubtedly the greatest director ever to come out of South Shields. If this sounds a little like I’m damning him with faint praise, you’re absolutely right.
Most of the truly great achievements in Scott’s career came very early on in it: his last true masterpiece, Blade Runner, is now thirty years old, although it feels much more recent due to the sheer amount of times he’s changed it. Then of course there’s that famous advert when an old man tries to walk up a hill in the North holding a loaf of bread, wondering why on earth he didn’t apply for his bus pass. Then there’s the original, and still by light years the best, of the Alien films, the latest instalment of which is Prometheus. Don’t let his »
Lindsay Lohan / Elizabeth Taylor Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. Lohan, 26 next July 2, plays Elizabeth Taylor (apparently) at about the time she met Richard Burton in the early ’60s. (Though the Lohan/Taylor picture above looks like something out Richard Brooks’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with Lohan as Maggie the Panther.) Grant Bowler, best known for True Blood and the box-office and critical cataclysm Atlas Shrugged: Part I, plays Richard Burton. The makeup job looks quite impressive, helping to transform Lohan into Taylor. We’ll see — or rather, hear — if Lohan is able to reproduce Taylor’s tones as well. A tabloid queen in her heyday, Elizabeth Taylor won two Best Actress Academy Awards: Daniel Mann’s Butterfield 8, 1960; Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966. Taylor was nominated three other times: Edward Dmytryk’s Raintree County, 1957; Brooks’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, »
- Andre Soares
Martin Sheen has said that he was shocked when he found out that son Emilio Estevez nearly drowned on the set of Apocalypse Now. The famous pair, who recently starred together in The Way, have now written a book about their relationship. Estevez, 50, remembers his brush with death while accompanying his father on the set of the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, explaining that star Laurence Fishburne had to rescue him. Sheen told Access Hollywood that he learned many things about his son while working on the book, and that the near-death experience was the most stunning. He said: (more) »
- By Zeba Blay
Sheen tells Access Hollywood there were were many things his son revealed for the book that he didn't know - but the near-drowning was among the most amazing.
He says, "We didn't have a clue that that had happened.
"I wanna call Laurence and thank him... I would have gone up and hugged and kissed him and thanked him (on the set) but I didn't have a clue." »
Exclusive Media has acquired international rights in all media to the feature film At Any Price, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (Goodbye Solo, Chop Shop) and starring Dennis Quaid (What To Expect When You.Re Expecting), Zac Efron (The Lucky One), Kim Dickens (Footloose) and Heather Graham (The Hangover), it was announced today by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media.s President of International Sales and Distribution, who will be presenting the film to international buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes.
CAA is representing the domestic rights to the film.
The film is produced by Black Bear Pictures, TreeHouse Pictures, Killer Films and Noruz Films. Producers are Pamela Koffler, Teddy Schwarzman, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen, Christine Vachon and co-writer/ director Ramin Bahrani. Ron Curtis, Mo Al Turki, Eric Nyari and Brian Young serve as Executive Producers. »
- Michelle McCue
Hard to believe, but one member of the Brat Pack celebrates his 50th birthday today!The Brat Pack ruled the '80s, starring in classic films geared towards teen and young adults like "St. Elmo's Fire," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles" -- and today, Emilio Estevez turns the big 5-0.Estevez is actually the second member of the core group to turn half-a-century-old. Judd Nelson celebrated his 52nd back in November.While the Brat Pack is traditionally made up of Estevez, Nelson, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Anthony Michael Hall and Rob Lowe, fringe members include stars like Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Sean Penn and Emilio's brother, Charlie Sheen.So, have the young, hot stars of the '80s aged well? Check out the Now & Then side-by-sides in the gallery above! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
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