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Burt Reynolds starred in the 1986 original, portraying a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends. Goldman also wrote that script.
The film has been sold to Lionsgate in the U.K., Dutch Filmworks in Benelux, Spi in Eastern Europe, Universum Film/Rtl in Germany, Klockworx in Japan, Nordisk in Scandinavia, Sun Distribution Group in Latin America and Star Alliance in China. »
- Dave McNary
I’m not sure we’ll get every story of heroism, bravery, and ingenuity that made World War II so endlessly fascinating, but by now we seem to have gotten the best of them. The war had a scope involving millions of people on a global scale never seen before so the stories of the atrocities and acts of mercy continue to be uncovered and justly celebrated. And yet, one of the most enduring tales was not about a battle. Instead, the true story of the massive escape from Germany’s Stalag Luft III demonstrates a never-say-die attitude that demoralized the enemy. Thinking themselves clever, the Nazis collected their most troublesome prisoners and placed them in one facility, thinking they would be able to keep a better eye on them. They were all officers and treated a such, with the expectation that they would not cause trouble.
What the Germans »
- Robert Greenberger
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival recently wrapped and we're still catching up on a number of great events that we got to sit in on. One of them was a screening of the '70s classic “Deliverance,” hosted by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Organizers managed to wrangle director John Boorman and three-quarters of the cast's leads – Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ned Beatty (Ronny Cox was off somewhere playing folk music,) to introduce the film. Although we have seen the movie many times and delved into it deeply (read our “5 Things You Might Not Know About "Deliverance" feature,) we still learned a few more things about the landmark film … Warning -- massive spoilers ahead, if you've managed never to see the film. There's no need to get nervous, it was only a movie, although we could swear we hear some “Dueling Banjos” in the distance... 1. Sam Peckinpah Was Author James Dickey »
- Diana Drumm
In honor of the upcoming Entertainment One DVD release of the Lifetime TV Movie Liz & Dick on May 14, 2013, Wamg is giving away a True Love DVD Prize Pack worth $50. As seen on Lifetime, the most anticipated and highly publicized role of Lindsay Lohan’s career and one of the most-watched cable original movie premieres of 2012 – Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Liz & Dick - Starring Lindsday Lohan, Grant Bowler (May 14, 2013) A Novel Romance – Starring Steve Guttenberg, Shannon Elizabeth (2011) Reel Love - Starring LeAnn Rimes, Burt Reynolds, Shawn Roberts, et al. (2012)
Glamorous. Infamous. Scandalous… For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor (Lindsay Lohan) and Richard Burton (Grant Bowler) were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance – often called “the marriage of the century” – was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played »
- Movie Geeks
The most important fact about talent agents today is that no one is scared of them anymore.
In years gone by, studio chiefs and network buyers were intimidated by Lew Wasserman at McA, Abe Lastfogel at William Morris, Michael Ovitz in his CAA prime and, now and then, Sue Mengers. (There’s even a new Broadway play about her megalomania. Pictured above, Bette Midler plays Sue Mengers in “I’ll Eat You Last.”)
Today’s top agents still have plenty of swagger, but even the Ari Emanuels and Richard Lovetts of the agenting trade characterize business in Hollywood in two unpleasant words: buyer’s market.
Back in his day, when Wasserman decided to set up a project, he essentially redefined the market — hence McA’s reputation as “The Octopus.” Today agents come in with an “ask,” not a mandate. Their buyers are not undercapitalized studios but multinational behemoths.
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- Peter Bart
As irritating as it is to watch Zoe ping pong between Wade and George, her frustration over what happened was hilarious to watch on the Hart of Dixie Season 2 finale. At least at first.
In "On the Road Again," Zoe woke up hopeful that she didn't sleep with Wade... only to be disappointed when he walked out of the bathroom in only a towel. And then to make matters worse, George walked in on them. Seriously, her romantic life is a comedy of awkward situations. At this point, is it possible for her to be happy with either George or Wade? I'm not sure. And I blame the writers for that.
Zoe's actions these past few weeks haven't felt true to character at all. She's selfish, indecisive and was hurt by Wade, but her declarations to George and the night with Wade didn't make sense. And even though George walking »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carla Day)
Uwe Boll's rep is on the upswing, but, really, what other direction could it go? The consensus choice for the world's worst professional director even before he cast Burt Reynolds as a fantasyland king, auteur Boll has in recent years put away childish things—his violent adventure flicks and their sequels—in order to make that serious movie about the Holocaust. Just like Spielberg, if Spielberg were a Mel Brooks character whose early films were video game adaptations made to take advantage of German tax-writeoffs.
Another key way Boll isn't like Spielberg: His 2007 splatter-comedy Postal opened with a burlesque of two hijackers in the cockpit of a plane hurtling toward New York City. As their martyrdom looms before them, the hijackers learn that, due to high d »
• Martin Scorsese has found a new leading man in Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) for his feature Silence, based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese-language novel. The fictional story follows a 17th century Portuguese Jesuit missionary to Japan. Ken Watanabe (Inception) also stars in the film, which will be largely shot in Japanese. At one point, Daniel Day-Lewis and Benicio del Toro were going to star in the film. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
A mathematical formula is only useful if it confirms what the observer knows to be empirically true, like two plus two is four. Applying that logic to something more complex, if I told you that I had a system that could quantify and rank the biggest movie stars of all time, you would be immediately skeptical if my calculations insisted the top 3 were Emilio Estevez, Burt Reynolds, and George Raft. All three actors were stars, of course, but clearly, my movie-star algorithm has a few kinks.
So when Forbes magazine announced that Tim Tebow is the Most Influential Athlete in America, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Burt Reynolds starred in the original, portraying a recovering gambling addict who finds work providing protection to his friends.
- Dave McNary
When The CW's small-town Southern rom-com "Hart of Dixie" closes out its second season Tuesday (May 7), country trio Gloriana is in the house, but that's not the only very special appearance.
According to the synopsis for the epiosde, called "On the Road Again," "Lavon (Cress Williams) discovers that the opposing town's mayor has stolen something dear to him and enlists the help of the townspeople to get it back."
It's been a while since anyone saw Burt Reynolds, the pet alligator of BlueBell, Ala., Mayor Lavon Hayes, so it's possible that the big lizard could be the "something dear" in question.
But however it happens, Burt is back, and Williams gets up and close and personal.
As Pajiba recently pointed out, native Texan Ferguson was plucked out of obscurity to play the role of Ponyboy Curtis in the TV adaptation of the feature film "The Outsiders" in 1989. He moved out to Los Angeles at the age of 14 for the part and has been working pretty steadily since.
Here he is in 1990:
Ferguson was quite the teen magazine regular:
After "The Outisders" was cancelled 13 episodes in, Ferguson was cast in the Burt Reynolds-fronted sitcom "Evening Shade." He starred on the CBS comedy as Reynolds' character's eldest son throughout the show's four-season run. »
- The Huffington Post
This is my second year in a row reviewing The TCM Classic Film Festival, which is quickly becoming one of the largest, most important, and most fun fests in Los Angeles. Like last year, I ran from screening to screening, giddy with excitement and wired from the constant stream of images.
The festival ran from Thursday through Sunday. I was only able to attend the last two days, but over the course of the weekend I managed to watch ten feature films and a 90-minute program of Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Usually, when I go to things like this I try to watch as many film noir and pre-code movies as I can. On Saturday, I was determined to make variety my theme of the day, and TCM made this easy for me. At any given time, there were five or six movies playing — everything from silent films and early classics to musicals, »
- Jonathan Weichsel
Tony Award 2013 nominations: Broadway-Hollywood connections include Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, Paul Rudd, Bette Midler (photo: Sigourney Weaver in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike) The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced tomorrow, April 30. Among this year’s potential Tony nominees are a number of film-related performers, ranging from Academy Award nominees and winners such as Sigourney Weaver, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Chastain to The Avengers‘ Scarlett Johansson, Our Idiot Brother and Dinner for Schmucks‘ Paul Rudd, and Tom Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) may be up for a Best Actor in a Play Tony Award for Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy. Ephron, who died last year, directed Hanks in two of his biggest box-office hits: Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998), both co-starring Meg Ryan. Another potential Best Actor nominee is David Hyde Pierce (Nixon, Down with Love) for »
- Andre Soares
The star-studded 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival was packed with a plethora of great films and special legendary guests. Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to Hollywood to celebrate the art and history of cinema and this year did not disappoint.
Being as this was my third year at the Festival, I was thrilled to see Oscar-winner, Cher, join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne as a surprise guest at the opening night gala to kick off the 4th Festival in Hollywood. She joined Osborne onstage at the Tcl Chinese Theatre for a short conversation about her love of classic film, her favorite era of films and those that have inspired her prior to the world premiere screening of a brand new 45th anniversary restoration of the musical Funny Girl (1968).
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- Melissa Thompson
Both states wanted the movie to film in their state, and North Carolina was close to sealing the deal with an attractive tax incentive package. But Georgia snapped up the production, largely because it had recently expanded its own tax credit for films.
The state hasn't looked back since. Not only are TV shows like "The Walking Dead" and films like "The Hunger Games" sequel filmed in Georgia, but tens of millions of dollars are being invested to build up critical infrastructure. No fewer than five major studio developments or expansions have been announced in recent months with the goal of luring big-budget blockbusters.
"It really is about the whole package," said Lee Thomas, director of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. "They can do everything here now. »
Nashville, Tenn. -- America loves its outlaws, and few are as admired and lionized as Willie Nelson.
As the enduring American icon's 80th birthday has approached, he's been honored with lifetime achievement awards, serenaded at special performances and saluted by musicians from every genre of music. And Nelson has taken it all in with a bemused smile.
"It's a nice thing to do for someone on their birthday and I appreciate it," Nelson said in a recent interview aboard his bus. "Usually I like to forget my birthdays as much as possible."
The hubbub is as much about celebrating Nelson as it has been celebrating with Nelson.
The singer whose birthday is Monday or Tuesday – Nelson says April 29, the state of Texas claims April 30 – occupies a unique space in America's cultural memory. A walking bag of contradictions, he wears his hair long in braids and has a penchant for pot smoking, »
The show ran for 585 episodes between a nighttime and a daytime version. Vicki Lawrence hosted the two seasons of the daytime version on NBC. Convey hosted the first two seasons of the nighttime version before handing the reins to Robb Weller for the final year.
Well, Disney Channel has announced they're reviving the show for a kid audience. Justin Willman will host and it will feature Disney stars as the celebrity players.
Here are the details:
Disney To Present Contemporary Kid- And Family Version Of Hugely Popular Game Show "Win, Lose Or Draw" On Disney Channel
-- Justin Willman Set to Host -- »
Beloved sketching and yelling game Win, Lose, Or Draw is coming back to TV. The Disney Channel is reviving the Burt Reynolds-created show for the Draw Something crowd. The show should pop up on the network in July, will feature Disney Channel celebrity guests, kid contestants, and “interactive multi-touch screen displays” instead of giant notepads on easels. Cupcake Wars’ Justin Willman will host. This actually isn’t the first time an iteration of Win, Lose, Or Draw has been on the Disney Channel. Teen Win, Lose, Or Draw ran on the network from 1989 to 1992 and was hosted by »
Burt Reynolds and William Forsythe play a couple of middle-aged Miami-based hitmen whose target is the doppelganger of Hollywood hooker Angela (Georgina Cates). Fleeing from the hit, Angela and her musician/cabbie buddy Walter (Balthazar Getty) seeks sanctuary with a drug dealer and two bitching draq queens only for their gun-toting nemeses to turn up on the doorstep. Tarantino-style farcical violence from director Clive Fleury. »
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