ABC will air “Star Wars Rebels” with a special visit from Darth Vader, as voiced by James Earl Jones ABC’s special airing Oct. 26 of Disney Xd's "Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion” movie will contain a bonus scene featuring Darth Vader. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” says exec producer Dave Filoni. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader.” Amazon renews “Transparent” for Season 2 Amazon wouldn’t release viewing figures, but they were apparently enough to warrant renewal. “South Park” mocked Spin magazine this week for being outraged over last week’s episode After last week’s episode aired, Spin writer Brennan Carey expressed outrage that Stan’s dad dressed as Lorde (“Has Lorde ever really done anything all that worthy of drawing the cartoon creators' ire?,” he wrote). So in this week’s episode, »
- Norman Weiss
The biggest, baddest villain in the Star Wars universe is making a surprise return appearance. Darth Vader will appear in an upcoming special presentation of Disney's new animated series Star Wars Rebels. The best part: He will be voiced by the iconic character's original actor, James Earl Jones. Rebels recently delivered 6.5 million viewers in its Disney Channel premiere, titled Spark of Rebellion (you might say that viewership is most impressive). Now Disney plans to re-air the Episode IV prequel on its flagship ABC broadcast network. But to make the event extra special, an additional scene is being added featuring the black helmeted Sith Lord. »
- James Hibberd
Having already premiered on Disney Channel and Disney Xd, as well as online platforms, “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” is now set to get a special airing on ABC — with Darth Vader tagging along.
The animated film, which sets up the characters and settings of the “Star Wars Rebels” series, will air on the network Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. An added scene will feature Darth Vader, voiced by James Earl Jones, providing more backstory to the show’s villain, the Inquisitor.
“We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” said “Rebels'” executive producer Dave Filoni.
The premiere of the TV movie was watched by 6.5-million viewers on Disney Channel and Disney Xd around the world. The weekly series begins »
- Marc Graser
Star Wars Rebels is getting a special primetime broadcast on ABC. The one-hour Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which aired Oct. 3 on Disney Channel, will air on the broadcast network on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Et/Pt. As an added incentive for viewers to watch the ABC telecast, an additional scene featuring Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) will be included.
"We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast," said executive producer Dave Filoni. "We've added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones."
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion delivered 6.5 million viewers in its Disney Channel and Disney XD premieres.
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- Philiana Ng
James Earl Jones is back as Darth Vader in an exclusive scene for the ABC broadcast of Luscasfilm Animation's “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.” ABC will broadcast the hour-length film on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Et. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” said executive producer Dave Filoni. “We've added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.” Also read: Ben Affleck Breaks Down the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ Social Media Rivalry “Spark of Rebellion” served as the premiere for. »
- Jason Hughes
The Best Picture winners of 1938 and 1953, which were based on hit plays and best selling novels respectively, have moved to the stage. Let's take a look...
For this Broadway revival of the classic 30s comedy, famously moviefied by Frank Capra back in the day, they've gone all star: James Earl Jones plays the tax-avoiding follow-your-dreams grandfather, Broadway vet and A+ comic actress Christine Nielsen (recently Tony nominated for Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike) is the easily distracted mother of a large brood, Rose Byrne her gorgeous daughter (essentially the 'Marilyn Munster' of this band of eccentrics), Fran Krantz from Dollhouse and Cabin in the Woods her rich would-be fiancee and Annaleigh Ashford, who has been on such a brilliant role these past couple of years with her ex-hooker lesbian receptionist on »
- NATHANIEL R
It's Only a Play doesn't open until this Thursday, but the backstage comedy revival is already minting money for its producers at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre. The star-studded show—featuring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, F. Murray Abraham, Stockard Channing, and Harry Potter alum Rupert Grint—grossed an impressive $1.25 million for the week ending Oct. 5, according to figures from the Broadway League. That's a remarkable haul for a non-musical—and actually exceeds the potential earnings for the venue (thanks mostly to premium tickets sales and high demand). Another star-studded revival, Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You (starring »
- Thom Geier
As episode twelve concludes we are within sight of the finishing line. Season finales, cliff hangers and pivotal plot points loom like spectres in the night. Past and present coalesce in a Grimm fable of East European origin. A place where old wife’s tales are passed down through generations, whispered round camp fires warning of an ancient evil lurking out there in the dark. Best bolt your doors and windows; because something wicked this way comes…..
When I was child like many of my generation there was no internet, barely anything computerised while mobile phones were a pipedream laughably inconceivable. We were raised on books, books and more books, with the occasional game of Monopoly or Risk thrown in. The point is simple; we had nothing more than our imaginations to depend on for entertainment. Now although those days are well behind me, »
- Gary Collinson
Rose Byrne's first Broadway opening night was "a blur." "At one point, something fell down the stairs during this big confronting scene I had," says Byrne, who stars alongside James Earl Jones in the Broadway revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's You Can't Take It With You, which opened at the Longacre Theatre on Sunday night. "Anyway, we pushed on, and I made it through. Opening is always surreal. I haven't done a play for many years so I'm taking it one day at a time." Byrne celebrated the special night alongside many celebrity guests,
- Suzy Evans
“You Can’t Take It With You” (Opens Sept. 28)James Earl Jones leads a starry cast (including Rose Byrne, Annaleigh Ashford, and Mark Linn-Baker) in this revival of the classic American comedy about the hilarious clash between an eccentric family and an extremely conservative one. “The Country House” (Opens Oct. 2)Starring Blythe Danner, Daniel Sunjata, and Kate Jennings Grant, this Chekhovian Donald Margulies play about what happens when artists encounter love and passion while visiting a Berkshires summerhouse will be directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (Opens Oct. 5)Based on the novel of the same title, this British import follows the exceptionally intelligent 15-year-old Christopher on his hunt to identify the true killer of his neighbor’s dog after he’s accused of the deed. The show stars Alexander Sharp, Taylor Trensch, Ian Barford, and others. “It’s Only a Play” (Opens Oct. »
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
Although traditional sitcoms toting the banner of laugh tracks and “filmed live before a studio audience” are going the way of the dodo, The Big Bang Theory has managed to achieve critical success for seven years running. Now entering its eighth season, with no signs of petering out, the series pushed the character arcs just a tad farther in season 7. There were relationship breakthroughs, a Star Wars calamity with James Earl Jones, Penny reassesses her career, pseudo-scientific discoveries and Raj became a little less awkward.
The season began with Leonard out on his North Sea expedition. While Leonard was away, Penny and Sheldon had a chance to bond. Penny has come a long way from being the Kelly Bundy figure of the group. Sheldon begins to turn to her for platonic companionship as well as advice.
This was a great advance in the group dynamic. Even though Sheldon is always »
- Bags Hooper
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, 2014.
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left.
What would you do if you knew you only had 90 minutes left to live? In The Angriest Man in Brooklyn we watch as one man tries to see everyone he can before he dies. Robin Williams, in one of his final performances, stars as Henry Altmann. Henry is a very unhappy man who goes through every day just as miserable as the last. When he goes to visit his doctor Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis), who is experiencing her own rough day, Henry is told that he has a brain aneurysm. This information gets »
- Gary Collinson
Honorary Award: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth among dozens of women bypassed by the Academy (photo: Honorary Award non-winner Gloria Swanson in 'Sunset Blvd.') (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux Snubbed.") Part three of this four-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women basically consists of a long, long — and for the most part quite prestigious — list of deceased women who, some way or other, left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet, just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term — and even medium-term — memory loss, that doesn't mean these women were any less deserving of an Honorary Oscar. So, among the distinguished female film professionals in Hollywood and elsewhere who have passed away without »
- Andre Soares
Honorary Oscars have bypassed women: Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall among rare exceptions (photo: 2013 Honorary Oscar winner Angela Lansbury and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Angelina Jolie) September 4, 2014, Introduction: This four-part article on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Awards and the dearth of female Honorary Oscar winners was originally posted in February 2007. The article was updated in February 2012 and fully revised before its republication today. All outdated figures regarding the Honorary Oscars and the Academy's other Special Awards have been "scratched out," with the updated numbers and related information inserted below each affected paragraph or text section. See also "Honorary Oscars 2014 addendum" at the bottom of this post. At the 1936 Academy Awards ceremony, groundbreaking film pioneer D.W. Griffith, by then a veteran with more than 500 shorts and features to his credit — among them the epoch-making The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance — became the first individual to »
- Andre Soares
The late, great Robin Williams makes one of his final on-screen appearances amongst a star-studded cast in the hard-hitting comedy-drama The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, released on DVD and digital platforms on September 8th, 2014 courtesy of Signature Entertainment and we’ve got three to giveaway on DVD!
Directed by Phil Alden Robinson (The Sum of All Fears, Band of Brothers), The Angriest Man In Brooklyn sees Williams playing Henry Altmann, a curmudgeonly Brooklynite who, following a taxi crash, a brain scan and a stressed out doctor, mistakenly thinks he has just 90 minutes to live. What follows is a poignant, astonishingly portentous journey of redemption as Altmann races to reconcile with his wife, his brother and his friends after a lifetime of maltreatment and before it is too late.
- Dan Bullock
The black comedy centres on a curmudgeonly man who is mistakenly told by his physician that he has only 90 minutes left to live, and spends a frantic afternoon trying to right his life's wrongs.
Mila Kunis co-stars as the doctor, who realises her error and sets out to find Williams's Henry Altmann in order to tell him the truth.
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn marks one of Williams's final screen roles, following the actor's death last month.
It's not your fault: Robin Williams's legacy and understanding mental illness
Honorary Oscars 2014: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Maureen O’Hara; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte One good thing about the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards — an expedient way to remove the time-consuming presentation of the (nearly) annual Honorary Oscar from the TV ratings-obsessed, increasingly youth-oriented Oscar show — is that each year up to four individuals can be named Honorary Oscar recipients, thus giving a better chance for the Academy to honor film industry veterans while they’re still on Planet Earth. (See at the bottom of this post a partial list of those who have gone to the Great Beyond, without having ever received a single Oscar statuette.) In 2014, the Academy’s Board of Governors has selected a formidable trio of honorees: Japanese artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, 73; French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, 82; and Irish-born Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, »
- Andre Soares
Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award while Carriere, Miyazaki and O’Hara will each be given an Honorary Award.
“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”
This year’s honorees fit the profile of past recipients: They are well-respected veterans and most have not won an Oscar in a competitive category.
The Governors Awards have become one of the industry’s hottest tickets and a key stop on the awards-campaign trail, with strategists making sure their candidates are in the room. Last year, »
- Tim Gray
On August 27 and 28, 2014, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles will be presenting a screening of Ivan Nagy’s 1975 film Deadly Hero. Advertised with the tag lines “A young girl knows the truth. Now that truth is haunting her, and someone is hunting her” and “Not since The French Connection and Death Wish has a movie moved so deep into the heart and soul of the big city”, Deadly Hero runs 102 minutes (the same length as The French Connection) and will be presented in 35mm. Deadly Hero stars Don Murray, Diahn Williams, James Earl Jones, Lilia Skala, Conchata Ferrell, Treat Williams and Josh Mostel.
The film will be screened at 7:30 pm on both nights. Actor Don Murray will be appearing in person following the 7:30 pm screening on August 27. Click here for tickets.
The New Beverly is located at 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. The phone number is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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