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This morning's big news out of Washington has enraged Hollywood. The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that family-owned companies don't have to cover contraception in their health plans if they object based on religious principles, sparking anger across the nation among women's rights activists and reasonable humans otherwise. Also read: John Oliver Rips on Hobby Lobby and Supreme Court in Searing Segment While quite often, Hollywood is the opposite of reasonable, its stars’ liberal disposition meant that many were absolutely livid over the decision, which led to some angry tweets (because what else can anyone do)? No words. #Scotus #CorporateTheocracy »
- Jordan Zakarin
Kent Jones with Life Itself director Steve James and Chaz Ebert on Roger Ebert at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's New York premiere: "He wanted cinema culture to be shared with everybody." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Not often can you find J.C. Chandor (director of the upcoming A Most Violent Year, starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo and Alessandro Nivola), Jonathan Demme, Paul Haggis, Terence Winter and Denis Leary sitting in the same cinema and overhear Morgan Spurlock in the lobby saying that Prospect Park in Brooklyn is his favorite place, while Amy Irving looks on.
Before the New York premiere of Life Itself with Martin Scorsese as co-executive producer, I spoke with the director Steve James, Chaz Ebert and Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom narrator Bob Balaban, who will be on Broadway this fall in »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Goonies never say die! After the iconic 1985 film's director Richard Donner revealed that a sequel is in the works, fans of The Goonies everywhere were doing the Truffle Shuffle out of sheer joy. But would original stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and Corey Feldman, to name but a few, return? Donner said "Hopefully, all of them" would reprise their roles. And now we can say that two of the original stars are definitely down to ride up Troy's bucket once more. E! News caught up with The Goonies ringleader Sean Astin (Mikey!) at the 2014 Atx TV Festival, where he was promoting his new FX series The Strain, to get all the inside scoop on what could possibly be the »
The weekend of the Tonys has finally arrived, and EW will be your shepherd through the entire night, with reports from the red carpet and Radio City Music Hall, and senior editor Thom Geier and myself hosting a live blog of the entire ceremony, beginning at 8 p.m. Et when it airs on CBS. Host Hugh Jackman must already have his eyes on a prize for next season when he returns for Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth’s three-person drama The River, and other starry productions are slowly finding homes for next season. Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and Martha Plimpton will »
- Jason Clark
Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines.
Dawn Steinberg, executive VP of Talent and Casting at Sony Pictures Television, which produces such shows as “The Blacklist” and “Masters of Sex,” compares it to visiting a household. “You’re walking into a family dinner, the table has already been set,” she notes. “And it’s your job to sit at the table and pass the turkey, pass the vegetables, and fit in. Whether you’re the villain, the good guy, the uncle, the aunt, the doctor, the lawyer, your job is to fit in with an already established cast, and that’s really hard.”
Even when a recognizable name is cast in a role, »
- Jenelle Riley
Glenn Close will return to Broadway after a twenty year absence this fall, headlining a revival of Edward Albee's caustic drama of existential fear and loss, A Delicate Balance. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, who won a Tony Award last season for her staging of another Albee classic, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the production will play an 18-week limited engagement. It begins previews Oct. 20 at the Golden Theatre, with official opening set for Nov. 20. Close heads an all-star cast as Agnes, with John Lithgow as her husband Tobias, Lindsay Duncan as Agnes' alcoholic sister Claire, Martha Plimpton
- David Rooney
After months of hinting, it was finally announced in official terms that Glenn Close, the six-time Oscar nominee and multi-Emmy-winning star of Dangerous Liaisons and Damages, among many other projects, will take her first stab at Broadway in two decades in Edward Albee’s magnificent domestic dramedy A Delicate Balance, last revived in 1996 in a Tony-winning production with George Grizzard and Elaine Stritch. Aside from a guest-starring stint in the Brit import The Play What I Wrote some 10 years ago, this will be the first time Ms. Close has starred on Broadway since her Tony-winning turn as Norma Desmond in »
- Jason Clark
Yesterday we took a tour of some of the small screen’s worst mothers, and today it’s time to celebrate the ladies who did it best. Ranging from traditional to terrifying, these mothers represent the kinds of moms we’d be honored to call our own. (Of course, I should mention that my own mother blows these fictional ladies out of the water – mean it, Ma!)
(in alpha order)
Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
Goth icon Morticia (Carolyn Jones) belongs on this list because she didn’t give a rat’s damn about fitting into the mold of a modern wife and mother – she clearly loved her children dearly (also her garden of Deadly Nightshade), and the fact that she looked like Vampira from Plan 9 From Outer Space was nobody’s damned business. Steadfast in her loyalty to family and tradition, Morticia taught us all to let our »
- Brian Juergens
Sean Astin was doing a live HuffPost interview in support of his new comedy Moms' Night Out when he was surprised by guest Corey Feldman, who also has The M Word currently in theaters. It's not those two movies that had the former co-stars talking, though. It was the thought of reuniting for The Goonies 2 that got them both excited. And it sounds like it's a real thing.
Director Richard Donner dropped the news last month that a sequel to the 1985 classic children's adventure was moving forward, and that executive producer Steven Spielberg came up with the story idea. Sean Astin confirms that in the following video:
"What's happening with 'Goonies 2?' That's what everybody wants to know. What are we doing?!"
Sean Astin, who played Mikey, the leader of the Goonies, »
Calgary - If actors aren't monitoring when there shows are celebrating their 10th anniversaries, I've taken it upon myself to inform them. Like in January, Method Man didn't know that the 10th anniversary of "Method & Red" is coming up this summer, but I told him. And now he knows! Assuming he remembers. Which he probably doesn't. And in March, on the Calgary set of FX's "Fargo," I told Keith Carradine about the 10th anniversary of "Deadwood." He hadn't known, but he's more likely than Method Man to remember. And yes, I place the 10th anniversaries of "Method & Red" and "Deadwood" on the same plane. Playing Lou Solverson, father of Allison Tolman's Molly Solverson, Carradine is part of the soulful core of "Fargo." Yes, there's a spiraling assortment of increasingly violent crimes, but there's also the relationship between a father, a former cop now living a safer life behind the counter of a diner, »
- Daniel Fienberg
After years of rumors, Richard Donner recently revealed that he's working on a sequel to "The Goonies," which was directed by Donner, and written by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg. TMZ now caught up with Donner to get a few more details about the sequel. While the director didn't want to reveal much, he did say that Spielberg is once again involved and that "The Goonies 2" will be based on a story that Spielberg wrote. The original film was released in 1985 and starred Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen and Martha Plimpton. No word if the sequel will follow the same gang three decades later. It's rumored that the focus will be on the kids of the gang with some cameos thrown in. »
Director of the 1985 original Richard Donner confirmed that Spielberg is "right on" with his idea for the storyline for the proposed follow-up movie.
Speaking to TMZ about the sequel, he said: "Hopefully we're going to get this done, period. Spielberg came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years.
"You don't do it without him, and he came up with another storyline and he's right on."
Donner added that he hopes the original cast will return for the sequel, with star Corey Feldman confirming his interest as recently as last month.
There is currently no word on when The Goonies 2 is expected to start filming.
Watch a trailer for The Goonies »
Earlier this month, director Richard Donner broke one of the biggest news stories all year, when he revealed that the long-awaited sequel The Goonies 2 is actually happening. During a new interview with TMZ, Richard Donner revealed that The Goonies executive producer Steven Spielberg actually came up with the story for this sequel.
"Hopefully we're going to get this done. Period. Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don't do it without him. He came up with another story line, and he's right on."
"God knows. It's up to them. If they have any sense, they will. If they don't, they won't."
Whether you saw it in the theaters in the 80s, or watching it dozens of times while it played on HBO in the 90s, The Goonies has become an essential part of the childhood movie diet. That’s pretty impressive for a film that includes that many pre-teen curse words, sexual references and dangerous situations. Billed as a collaboration between producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner, it was one of the few hits from the 80s that didn’t get an immediate sequel. Whether you’re still waiting around for that sequel – and whether you think that sequel is a good idea or not – you can still enjoy The Goonies in a variety of home video formats. Back when the DVD was released in the 2001, the cast reunited with Richard Donner to provide a commentary track that has been preserved on subsequent Blu-ray releases. Even though the commentary track is almost as old now as the »
- Kevin Carr
What started off as a pesky TMZ interview quickly turned into the biggest movie news of the month as director Richard Donner confirmed he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast set to reprise their roles. We've been hearing about a sequel for years, so we thought this was just more talk. But then star Corey Feldman also confirmed that the movie is actually in the process of happening, and that Steven Spielberg, who served as an executive producer on the first movie, and original writer Chris Columbus, are helping get this to the big screen...For real this time. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. But the fans have made their voices very loud and clear. Millions of Goonies want their Goonies 2! It being a true sequel and not a reboot or remake, it might actually be good. But, as often is the case, it »
The biggest story of the year broke this past weekend when director Richard Donner confirmed that he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast (except for Anne Ramsey and John Matuszak, aka Sloth, R.I.P.) returning to reprise their roles. Was this for real? Or was Richard Donner just continuing to fan the flames of a pipedream that has long been discussed at Warner Bros.? According to original star Corey Feldman, a sequel is most certainly in the works. But will it happen?
Corey Feldman is quite an active voice on Twitter, and confirmed yesterday that director Richard Donner had approached him about The Goonies 2 a few months ago. Of course our beloved Felddog wants to return, but he's heard this story before. Donner has been threatening to make this follow-up for years, and this time, he claims to have Steven Spielberg coming along as an executive producer, »
Hey you guyssss! Fans of the cult classic The Goonies got into a tizzy over the weekend when its director, Richard Donner, revealed that a sequel is in the works. They weren't the only ones abuzz, though. Its star Sean Astin joined the excitement via Twitter on Saturday, April 5. "Huh? What? #Goonies 2," Astin, 43, wrote. "We Never Say Die!" Astin, 14 when the movie was released, starred in the 1985 blockbuster smash alongside Josh Brolin, Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green, and [...] »
Corey Feldman has said that he is up for the Goonies sequel.
The cult '80s actor addressed the reports that director Richard Donner is working on a follow-up to the classic 1985 movie.
Feldman said on Twitter that he is "skeptical" about the likelihood of a sequel and could not go ahead without a "perfect script".
"If they write it, I will come," he added.
The Goonies sequel has been teased several times over the years, with Brolin saying in 2010 that a script had already been written.
There is currently no word on when The Goonies 2 is expected to start filming.
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Richard Donner has been captured on video – albeit by the ethically questionable TMZ – stating categorically that The Goonies 2 is a go. The clip, which sees the director being questioned while signing autographs, shows him clearly saying of his 1985 classic film, “We’re doing a sequel.” When asked which of the original stars would return, he is heard to reply, “Hopefully all of them!”
The Goonies was one of those movies that surprised everybody and passed into Hollywood legend. Like Gremlins, The Lost Boys, or The ‘Burbs – it was a 1980s film that featured relatable characters dealing with situations that had a decidedly sinister edge to them. With a screenplay by Chris Columbus (Nine Months), based on a story by Steven Spielberg (who also executive produced), The Goonies was an adventure comedy about a group of teenagers living in the ‘Goon Docks’ area of Astoria, Oregon. In trying to save their homes from demolition, »
- Sarah Myles
And Donner has also revealed that all of the original cast from the cult 1985 movie will "hopefully" be reprising their roles. Relieve your childhood by taking a fond look back at the young stars from the adventure movie - and find out what they have gone on to do since below:
Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.
The 43-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Astin also played Lynn McGill in hit Fox TV series 24, provides the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's TV version »
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