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Artist Don Bachardy's New Book Hollywood Features Over 300 Original Celebrity Portraits

19 September 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Hollywood is the highly anticipated monograph of celebrated portrait artist Don Bachardy. With more than 300 original paintings and drawings, this stunning collection features the most famous actors and influential figures in Hollywood including directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, costumers, producers, and agents. As the longtime partner of English novelist Christopher Isherwood, Bachardy had early access to Hollywood’s elite. Bette Davis, Ian McKellen, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Katherine Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Jack Nicholson, Brooke Shields, and Patrick Swayze are rendered in the most sublime way, with bold strokes of blue, vivid splashes of pink and red, or featherlike pencil and bold charcoal sketches. A lifelong Hollywood native, Bachardy has been capturing stars for over »

- Pietro Filipponi

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The Definitive ‘What the F**k?’ Movies: 30-21

2 September 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Conspirators of Pleasure (1996)

Directed by: Jan Švankmajer

We’ve already seen two films from Jan Švankmajeron the list, but this elaborate movie about a number of separate, but connected people takes the cake. Conspirators of Pleasure follows six people, each with their own incredibly unsettling fetish. A letter carrier ingests dough balls every night before bed. A clerk is obsessed with a new anchor and creates a machine that pleasure him while he watches her. That anchorwoman has an odd obsession with live carp. One customer of the clerk’s practice paper mâché voodoo with a chicken costume and a doll resembling his neighbor. The neighbor has a doll of him that she brutalizes. Finally, the anchormwoman’s husband rubs homemade contraptions to rub all over his body. Conspirators could simply be a character study that, while still strange, would not be nearly as creepy. Švankmajer’s known for his animation and puppetry, »

- Joshua Gaul

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Why 'Point Break' Just May Be 1991's Perfect Movie

2 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In a crazy turn of events, Keanu Reeves is 50 years old. To honor the actor's five-decades-old milestone, we're celebrating one of his best movies, "Point Break," and explain why it fits its year of release, 1991, so perfectly.

Prior to the early '90s classic, Reeves hadn't really ventured into action movies and was best known for playing a pretty boy, high school stoner in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). "Point Break" would change all that. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"), the movie paired Reeves with an established star and co-heartthrob, Patrick Swayze, fresh off hits like "Road House" (1989) and "Ghost" (1990). Together, they would create a surfing bromance too good to be true.

Set against the backdrop of the coastal Los Angeles area, "Point Break" captured the surfing culture of the region, while simultaneously depicting the criminal underbelly of the city. Los Angeles had long been the bank robbery capital of the world, »

- Jonny Black

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Keanu Reeves is 50: 5 of his best films from The Matrix to Bill & Ted

2 September 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Despite looking exactly the same as he did 20 years ago, Keanu Reeves celebrates his 50th birthday today (September 2).

Since making his debut in 1985, Reeves has climbed the ranks to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, with movies that range from comedy to sci-fi, from romance to Shakespeare.

To mark Reeves's milestone, Digital Spy has selected just five of his finest performances from The Matrix to Bill & Ted.

1. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

'Wooaah'. After a handful of roles on TV and the big screen, Keanu got his mainstream break in this surprisingly awesome sci-fi comedy. Opposite Alex Winter as Bill, he was perfectly cast as the air-headed heavy metal-lover Ted. Its sequel Bogus Journey has also become a cult classic, and a third movie has long been mooted. It's a shame that he hasn't shown off his comedy chops on a more regular basis.

2. Point Break (1991)

Reeves achieved full heartthrob status »

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New 'Sons of Anarchy' photos are appropriately unsettling

26 August 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Two weeks from today, Sons of Anarchy’s final ride begins. We’ve already seen a shot of Charlie Hunnam and Marilyn Manson in the Sept. 9 season premiere; now FX has released more images. Above, a not-at-all awkward shot of Jax (Hunnam) with Gemma (Katey Sagal), the mother he doesn’t know killed his wife, and Wendy (Drea de Matteo), his ex who checks herself out of rehab early and wants to help out with the boys.

Of course, that encounter is still preferable to the one Jax has at the start of the season premiere when he’s being held in jail. »

- Mandi Bierly

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Celebrity Big Brother's Gary Busey: 'Patrick Swayze's spirit visited me'

19 August 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Gary Busey has claimed that he was visited by Patrick Swayze's spirit recently.

Busey - who worked with Swayze on the movie Point Break - opened up about his experience during a chat with fellow housemate James Jordan yesterday (August 18).

"[Patrick Swayze] came through me the other day," he said. "I've been to the other side, after my death... so I have a connection to that spiritual world."

Busey certainly seemed to make an impact on the group, with Leslie Jordan paying tribute to his "amazing brain" in the Diary Room.

"It's probably his blessing and his curse," he added. "You don't know where he's headed, but he's on his best behaviour."

However, hints of tension were visible as noisy housemates woke up Gary during the night - prompting him to "shh" them.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight (August 19) at 10pm on Channel 5. »

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Celebrity Big Brother Gary Busey: 'Patrick Swayze's spirit visited me'

19 August 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Celebrity Big Brother housemate Gary Busey has claimed that he was visited by Patrick Swayze's spirit recently.

Busey - who worked with Swayze on the movie Point Break - opened up about his experience during a chat with fellow housemate James Jordan yesterday (August 18).

"[Patrick Swayze] came through me the other day," he said. "I've been to the other side, after my death... so I have a connection to that spiritual world."

Busey certainly seemed to make an impact on the group, with Leslie Jordan paying tribute to his "amazing brain" in the Diary Room.

"It's probably his blessing and his curse," he added. "You don't know where he's headed, but he's on his best behaviour."

However, hints of tension were visible as noisy housemates woke up Gary during the night - prompting him to "shh" them.

Celebrity Big Brother continues tonight (August 19) at 10pm on Channel 5. »

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Om Puri’s Long ‘Journey’

8 August 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry,” Om Puri is fond of saying. “But it is not so in the West — otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor.” Puri certainly nose — make that knows — of what he speaks. When he was starting out as a film actor in the 1970s, his own mighty, bulbous proboscis seemed as sure an impediment to stardom as the pockmarked face that surrounded it, the vestige of a childhood bout of smallpox that nearly killed him (as it did six of his seven siblings). Yet that very face — weathered and wise, a face of experience — has gone on to become one of the most recognizable in Indian cinema and a familiar presence on movie screens around the world, too.

Now it is front and center in the new Disney/DreamWorks movie “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” in which Puri stars as Papa, »

- Scott Foundas

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Megan Fox was Funny as Hell on 'Conan'

8 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Megan Fox appeared on "Conan" last night. I'm sorry, but you have to hand it to this lady: She is starring in your nerd franchises, she's enjoying it And rolling her eyes about it, and she's amused with her own sincere weirdness. She's actually a one-of-a-kind celebrity: a glamorous kook takes pride in knowing she's funnier than you and occasionally deigning to prove it at whim. I laughed really, really hard at this clip.   Bonus: Later in the interview she revealed that she named her son Bodhi both after Buddha's tree And Patrick Swayze in "Point Break." This girl's game is serious. »

- Louis Virtel

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Expendables the Prequel? Classic photos of Schwarzenegger, Stallone, more

4 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Expendables III's world premiere is taking place in the UK capital tonight, with stars including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to be in attendance.

We're hoping for a full-on waltz up the red carpet...

Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Jason Statham attended a press conference ahead of the screening at the Corinthia Hotel in the capital this afternoon (August 4), where the Rocky star explained the movie's PG-13 rating.

To celebrate the third instalment of the action adventure, we're imagining a prequel by travelling back in time to bring you some classic photographs of the film's main stars.

So here are 15 heyday snaps of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Snipes and Lundgren looking like young, bicep-bulging mean machines.

Be prepared...

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a young whippersnapper bodybuilder back in 1967... The actor flexes his biceps and eye-wateringly explosive-looking pectorals in an advertisement for a German protein product.

2. Arnie shows off »

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The Vampire Diaries Fans Are Freaking Out About Ian Somerhalder's Love Life on the Show—So We Got Some Answers

1 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Let the record show: There is no TV fandom more tortured right now  than the fans who love The Vampire Diaries' Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena (Nina Dobrev), a k a "Delena." No seriously, every other fandom can just go home. Or rather, go out into the world and live your lives because you aren't at home, curled up in a ball grieving.Yolo, non-Delena fans. Yolo. Damon (Ian) and Elena's (Nina) final scene of the May finale, in which Damon passed over to another dimension, and he can see her but she can't see him, was so gut-wrenching, and reminiscent of Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost, we still get choked up at the very thought of it. "Nina Dobrev and her »

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Con Air director Simon West stated he would like to direct Con Air 2

30 July 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Not exactly one of Jerry Bruckheimer crowning achievements but a beloved cult classic none the less (like Patrick Swayze's "best" film in the fictional town of Jasper, Missouri). Love it or hate it, Con Air did rake in $223 million at the box office worldwide. Regardless of the critics, director Simon West wants to direct a sequel...in space.

In an interview with Screen Daily he says: There are always rumors about a Con Air 2. I would do it if it was completely turned on its head. Con Air in space, for example – a studio version where they’re all robots or the convicts are reanimated as super-convicts, or where the good guys are bad guys and the bad guys are good guys. Something shocking. If it was clever writing it could work.

This type of mindset should not come as complete shock considering he has been entertaining audiences with »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jonathan M Cook)

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Chris Pratt Made an Awesome Playlist, Just for You

30 July 2014 1:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt's Star-Lord treasures nothing more than a classic-rock mixtape from his mother, an aural reminder of his brief boyhood spent on Earth. When we ran into Pratt last night at a Guardians screening hosted by the Cinema Society, Men's Fitness, and Fiji, we brought up Star-Lord's "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," and asked the actor what he might put on his own personal playlist. "Oh, that's a good question!" Pratt enthused. "I'm a big country music fan, so probably a lot of Garth Brooks, Eric Church, George Strait. Maybe some good '80s music — we were listening to some Madonna in the car today; I was singing the Patrick Swayze song from Dirty Dancing today." With his thoughts collected, Pratt launched into an off-the-cuff playlist, which you can listen to below. "So ... Eric Church, 'A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.' Or 'Dark Side. »

- Jennifer Vineyard

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Gary Busey -- 'Point Break' Remake Offends the Living ... and the Dead

25 July 2014 1:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Gary Busey is convinced the "Point Break" remake will not happen because it would be like remaking "Bambi" ... and apparently Patrick Swayze's ghost agrees with him.Our photog spotted Pappas himself in Malibu, where he insisted the movie is not happening ... even though it really is. Not only did Busey "know" the remake was not going forward, but he explained why … by invoking Swayze's name in a way only Gary could.Perhaps he meant »

- TMZ Staff

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10 Genuinely Horrible TV Shows Based On Popular Movies

19 July 2014 12:40 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

20th Century Fox

You can hardly blame the powers that be for wanting to capitalize on the success of an unusually popular movie by creating a television spin-off. Undoubtedly they will expect it to be met with open arms and, more importantly, open wallets. They try to say that it will tie up loose ends from the original film and expand upon the story lines. The problem is, you see, that for the most part films don’t lend themselves to the episodic nature of television. They are very much self-contained units that function perfectly well on their own, and stretching them out is often detrimental.

Then consider the fact that film stars, until very recently, didn’t do television, and therefore would be unlikely to reprise their role. It’s a recipe for disaster, and unsurprisingly a lot of these TV spin-offs were met with derision and swift cancellation, »

- Audrey Fox

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Carrie Preston talks 'True Blood' tearjerker (and her next HBO gig)

16 July 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spoiler alert: If the July 13 episode of True Blood is still on your DVR, stop reading now. (Or, read our full recap.) We asked Carrie Preston to relive Arlene’s rescue.

And good news: Whether or not she makes it to the Aug. 24 series finale of the show, it’s not the last you’ll see of her on HBO. She’s set to guest star in a season 2 episode of Getting On, playing Denya Thorp, a cancer patient staying at the Billy Barnes Extended Care Facility who’s ready for a quick exit. 

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- Mandi Bierly

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Watch: Great Trailer For Indie Thriller ‘Jamie Marks Is Dead’

14 July 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Not long after the release of the trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Carter Smith brings us another trailer of a murder mystery film with a ghostly twist.

Starring Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Cameron Monaghan and Noah Silver – comes the story of Adam who finds a friendship with the ghost of a boy who was found dead in a local river.

Together with his girlfriend, Gracie, they try to piece together the mystery of how this unpopular boy in school ended up in the depths. You could say the story sounds like the equivalent to Patrick Swayze’s character from Ghost, jumping in to Rian Johnson’s film, Brick…interesting!

Here’s that trailer:

Jamie Marks Is Dead is expected to be released in UK Cinemas August of this year.

Source: Apple »

- Louise Tooth

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Hollywood Scandals: The Blusterous Comedy of Chris Farley

7 July 2014 7:57 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

"Well, la-di fricken-da."

All too often, the price of success in Hollywood proves too costly a burden to bear and we are left wondering what, if anything, could have been done to prevent the tragic loss of yet another young talent. The newest episode of our Reelz original series Hollywood Scandals explores the tragic life and death of just such a talent in Chris Farley, a Midwestern boy who dreamed of following in the footsteps of his favorite actor and comedian, the legendary party animal John Belushi.

Fortunately for us, Farley's dream came true and he gave us all the gift of laughter, following a wildly entertaining stint on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live with several hilarious movies. Unfortunately for Farley, he followed the life of his idol a bit too closely, dying, like Belushi, of a drug overdose at the age of 33. Though he's been gone for nearly 17 years now, »

- BJSprecher Sprecher

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You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color

4 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents. For the sake of this written piece we will concentrate on those actresses of color whose achievement in cinema (and ultimate success of capturing the golden statuette) has made them revered commodities in the motion picture industry.

For some of these minority Oscar-winning actresses being spotlighted they have either excelled at their craft early in their careers or may have enjoyed limited success in the aftermath of their glory. Whatever the case it remains certain that these feminine recipients of Academy Award distinction left a legacy on the big screen in a capacity that cannot be taken away or dismissed.

The You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color are (in alphabetical order according to film titles):

1.) Mercedes Ruehl  as Anne Napolitano from The Fisher King (1991)

Won the Academy Award for »

- Frank Ochieng

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'Ghost: The Musical': Theater Review

1 July 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

If I pale at writing this review, it's because I've just seen a Ghost. Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin won an Oscar for the 1990 film as did Whoopi Goldberg, supporting Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. The film was also nominated for best picture back when there were only five a year. But all that star power and the sub-Borzage skills of director Jerry Zucker helped to camouflage the flimsy clunkiness of the story's material, exposed in all its clumsy manipulation by a musical adaptation that emphasizes artificial big moments and sentimental sign-posting over grace notes and anything else that

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- Gary Baum

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