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It’s almost impossible to top either film clips or Mel Brooks at an event, which is probably why the organizers behind Paul Mazursky’s memorial Sept. 5 at the Writers Guild Theater wisely saved them for last. The 84 year-old actor/writer/director died of cardiac arrest June 30 at La’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The late afternoon/early evening tribute and reception was emceed by Sam Wasson, the author of the 2011 book Paul on Mazursky, who spoke to a crowd of roughly 300 that included Buck Henry, Elliott Gould, Hawk Koch, Jeff Berg, Ed Begley Jr., Nick Nolte, Jeff Garlin, Jerry
- Bill Higgins
Blu-ray Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
On the tail of their Blu-ray release of Oliver Stone’s Salvador comes a Twilight Time Blu-ray debut of that other photojournalist-in-Latin-America film of the early Eighties, 1983’s Under Fire, starring Nick Nolte (TV’s Rich Man Poor Man), Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner) and Gene Hackman (The Conversation).
Set during the last days of the Nicaraguan revolution that ended the Somoza regime in Nicaragua in 1979, the film revolves around three journalists involved in a romantic triangle as they cover the political intrigue that led up to that year’s revolution.
As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to order your Blu-ray »
We’ve already taken a look at the must-see TV shows which will be returning this Autumn (if you missed that, you can find it by clicking here), but now it’s time to turn our attention to some of the new ones which will be gracing the small screen. Whether you’re looking for drama, comedy or comic books, there’s a lot on offer.
Of course, choosing a new series is never easy, especially when there’s a good chance that picky American audiences will mean many get prematurely cancelled or fail to last for longer than a single season. Here though we think you will find some new TV shows with real potential to have a lasting impact through this Autumn and beyond.
Read on to find out some of the best new shows TV has to offer for your enjoyment as summer reaches an end!
- Josh Wilding
It's no secret that stars aren't always on their best behaviour at all times. After all, when the whole world worships you, it can pretty easily go straight to your head. It can make you believe that the same rules of etiquette (and even the law) don't apply to you. You're above it.
We've all heard whispers of Mariah's demands for white furniture, Beyonce's insistence on brand-new toilet seats and Britney's strict orders for Cheetos and cheeseburgers. But diva behavior isn't limited to divas. A handful of actors have infamously worn out their welcome on the Toronto Film Festival's red carpet with their diva antics and entitled behaviour. And hey, we're Canadian; that kind of attitude doesn't really fly at the film festival renowned for bringing stars and regular folks together to bask in a mutual love of cinema.
While most stars are nothing but gracious at Tiff, there are a few whose ridiculous demands, »
- Moviefone Staff
Telluride — While press and patrons were hustling into gondolas and over to the Chuck Jones Cinema for the World Premiere of Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," the 41st annual Telluride Film Festival was kicking off with a bang at an over-stuffed Werner Herzog Theater for the lead program of this year's schedule: a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." The ticket was so hot that well over a hundred pass holders were turned away at the door. In introducing a new Dcp of the original theatrical cut of the film (supervised for Coppola himself), Telluride co-founder Tom Luddy said it was noteworthy the event was unfolding at the Herzog, as "Apocalypse Now" holds a fair share of homages to Herzog's "Aguirre the Wrath of God," which screened at the fest last year to dedicate the new venue. A boat in a tree, a creeping vessel barraged by arrows, the general descent into madness, »
- Kristopher Tapley
If you were a regular cinemagoer around 1996, then you can't help but have seen the trailer for Ron Howard's Ransom. Inevitably, time has dampened its impact a little but it was a promo that quite superbly sold the film (which would go on to take more than $300m at the box office worldwide). At first glance a tale of a rich man whose son is kidnapped, the trailer showed how the tables were to be turned: instead of the ransom money being handed over to the kidnappers, Gibson's character offered it as a bounty on the kidnappers' heads instead. The hunt is then turned around, quite cleverly.
Watching Ransom at the time, I always thought that the film, whilst not without merit, never fully delivered on that idea. »
(Cbr) "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will introduce another established Marvel Comics character in its second season: Crusher Creel -- better known as the Absorbing Man -- will be played by Brian Patrick Wade, as revealed Thursday on Marvel.com. Though Marvel's announcement refers to the character by his civilian identity, it looks like his namesake powers are intact: "With his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, Creel will put Coulson and his team through their paces when their second season kicks off." The character will debut in the show's second season premiere next month, but Marvel has not specified if there's a plan for Wade to appear in more than one episode. The Absorbing Man is one of Marvel's longest-running villains, introduced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965's "Journey into Mystery" #114. Frequently depicted targeting Hulk, Thor and the Avengers as »
- Albert Ching, Comic Book Resources
London — Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
The film was previously announced as a co-production between Lionsgate and Endemol India, itself a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, to be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.
Dharma is headed by Karan Johar, writer, co-producer and director of Shah Rukh Khan vehicle “My Name is Khan”, and who is also a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, the Indian version of the “Strictly Come Dancing” format, and popular chat show “Koffee with Karan”.
Johar makes his acting »
- Naman Ramachandran
A while back, it was reported that the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior featuring Tom Hardy, Sean McAnallen, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo and Nick Nolte would soon be remade in Bollywood. The said remake would feature Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Now we hear that the film has since been renamed to Brothers. Tweeting about the same, Karan Johar, whose Dharma Production will be co-producing the film with Lionsgate and Endemol India, posted, "Dharma Productions, Lionsgate, Endemol India present 'Brothers' directed by Karan Malhotra and starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. Releasing Oct 2nd, 2015."
The original film directed by Gavin O'Connor show the story of two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, »
[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Gracepoint" (Fox) The Pitch: "'Broadchurch' is a great show, but more people wanted to watch it but were scared off by foreign accents than actually watched it." "Is that true?" "I have no idea. Let's hope so." Quick Response: Fox's 10-episode "Gracepoint" finished production in May and, as a result, critics have actually see two episodes, rather than just the pilot. There's also a chance we may have seen much more, if not all, of the murder mystery before it premieres. I need to see more, because through two episodes I just can't figure out the point and I can't really evaluate its quality other than "unnecessary." Because of "Capote" and "In Treatment," I have a ton of respect for "Gracepoint" showrunners Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman and I'm willing to watch a lot of this in the hopes that at some point it will deviate from »
- Daniel Fienberg
A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.
Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »
On Fox's new 10-part, murder-mystery limited series Gracepoint, everybody is a suspect.
That especially includes Nick Nolte's character, Jack Reinhold, the gruff owner of the kayak shop who also teaches young boys about observing ocean life in the small titular seaside town. When one of those boys ends up dead on the beach, guess where the detectives — played by David Tennant and Anna Gunn— come looking for answers...
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- Adam Bryant
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching the aforementioned co-worker through the premature birth of their baby. Yikes.
Why We're In: Hardy is more than capable of commanding the screen for the entirety of the movie. Although you hear other characters' voices, it's all Hardy, all the time. Who could argue with that?
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
"Love Streams" (Criterion)
- Jenni Miller
The first photo is out of Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in "99 Homes," the upcoming Ramin Bahrani film about a desperate blue-collar construction worker whose family is evicted. He is forced to work for Michael Shannon's crooked real-estate broker, the same man who caused his trouble in the first place. [Source: EW]
"Portlandia" co-creator Carrie Brownstein ha been hired to complete the late Nora Ephron's script for the American cinematic remake of the UK mini-series "Lost in Austen" at Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe.
The story follows a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. Sam Mendes, Nathan Kahane and Pippa Harris will produce. [Source: Screen]
- Garth Franklin
Both its current and former release slot are quite competitive, with a number of high-profile projects set on each date. Run All Night will go up against Lionsgate's Child 44, Focus Features' Selfless, Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Disney's Monkey Kingdom on April 17. Its former date, February 6, is currently occupied by Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, Mortdecai and The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Liam Neeson stars in Run All Night as Jimmy, a hitman who squares off with his employer, a ruthless mafia boss (Ed Harris) to ensure the safety of his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman). Common, Vincent D'Onofrio, Boyd Holbrook, Genesis Rodriguez and Nick Nolte also star in director Jaume Collet-Serra's action-thriller.
Following a successful box office run where it took in over $350 million worldwide, Paramount is bringing Noah home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 29. Russell Crowe stars as the title character, who sees a vision from God that prompts him to build a massive ark in preparation for a great flood.
To help celebrate this Blu-ray and DVD release, we have a special contest lined up, where one lucky grand prize winner will take home a Noah poster signed by cast members Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone, along with a kit that includes a pen, a notebook, an umbrella, a candle and the Target exclusive Blu-ray. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so act fast for your chance to win.
Grand Prize Winner Receives:
Critics may be questioning the point of remaking acclaimed BBC series "Broadchurch" when the first two episodes of its U.S. remake are reportedly so similar to the original show - but as "Gracepoint" star Jacki Weaver tells HitFix, the Fox miniseries becomes quite distinct from its predecessor as it progresses. "'Gracepoint' is quite different," said the actress during promotion for Woody Allen's latest film "Magic in the Moonlight." "I mean, the first few...couple of eps are the same, but then there's new characters, and there's different...there's a different villain. A different killer. So...it is different." So what did Weaver think of the original series? Check out the full clip embedded above for the answer. Also starring David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Nick Nolte and Kevin Zegers, "Gracepoint" premieres Thursday, October 2 on Fox. »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Scottish actor starred as Di Alec Hardy on ITV's whodunnit and will play the character's Us equivalent, Det Emmett Carver, in Gracepoint - airing on Fox this fall.
"They both look quite like me," Tennant quipped. "[But] they feel different to me for all sorts of reasons.
"It's the same character, and yet it's not. It's probably easier for objective observers to point out how they differ, but they feel very different to me."
From the moment Fox ordered "Gracepoint," a remake of the acclaimed British mystery series "Broadchurch" (which aired here last year on BBC America), featuring "Broadchurch" star David Tennant reprising his role with an American accent, the prevailing reaction I've heard has been one word: Why? Why do a remake of a great series that aired on American TV very recently, and that was in English, to boot? It's one thing to say that U.S. viewers don't want to read subtitles, and that therefore there may be justification do do a speedy remake of "The Returned," but when the actors — including one actor in common across both projects — are speaking the same language, and when the first two episodes at a minimum (the only ones I've seen) are very similar to the original in terms of plot points, character beats, and even many of the same shots, why is this necessary? »
- Alan Sepinwall
Climb aboard the Ark for the complete experience with our exclusive Noah infographic and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Director Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed biblical thriller is heading to Blu-ray (clickHere) on July 29 and is currently available on iTunes (clickHere). We celebrate with a look at how the Ark was made, what its capable of, and exactly how many animals it can store. We also get to see how the animals were created in a Efx clip, and then check out the set itself.
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) "action spectacular" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being »
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