19 items from 2013
There are a few different ways to approach the first trailer for Doug Dearth’s Underdogs – there are certainly the obvious Friday Night Lights comparisons (while the film is set in Ohio, there is little doubt the game is just as important there as it is in Texas), there’s the true-life element, there’s Joe Namath just standing around like he’s not Joe Namath, there are even plenty of Cutting Edge flashbacks to remind viewers why they love D.B. Sweeney (if you need help coming back from sports hell, he’s still your dude), but the most striking bit is a buried one. That’s Natalie Imbruglia shaking her hair and her hand in the stands (presumably at Sweeney) for just a second, smack in the middle of the trailer. Yes, Natalie Imbruglia, Aussie pop star and purveyor of nineties earworm “Torn.” If she’s making a move to be the Connie Britton to Sweeney »
- Kate Erbland
Having sat on the shelf at Disney for almost a decade, Dinosaur ushered in a new era of Disney Animated movies. Combining state of the art computer animation with real-world photography, it almost plays like a prequel to Jurassic Park…at least until the animals start talking.
Calling it a wholly animated movie may not be entirely accurate; a lot of the film is actual filmed footage from across the world, with physical effects blended with then-cutting edge computer animation to create an entirely “real” world.
Dinosaur was originally intended to be a “nature documentary” styled film with no dialogue save a possible narration, rather like a cinematic version of Walking With Dinosaurs, but chief exec Michael Eisner feared it would damage its commercial viability, and as a result the most generic and clichéd voice cast were assembled, somewhat undermining all the »
- Rob Burch
Artwork by Marc Gabbana Spawn - Tendrils Cape Concept - Offensive Weapon Arm Blades Active Mode - All Spike Functions Costume Concept - Alternate Muscle Forms Early Grappling Hook & Leg Spikes Designs Motorcycle Concepts Skull Grabber Cape Concept Head Spikes & Blades Concepts This live-action film based on the popular comic strip involves a CIA agent who dies in a botched operation and strikes a deal with the devil. Spawn (1997) - It was directed by Mark A.Z. Dippé, from a screenplay written by Alan B. McElroy. The cast included: Michael Jai White as Al Simmons/Spawn, John Leguizamo as Violator, Martin Sheen as Jason Wynn, Nicol Williamson as Cogliostro, Theresa Randle as Wanda Blake-Fitzgerald, D. B. Sweeney as Terry Fitzgerald, Melinda Clarke as Jessica Priest and Frank Welker as Malebolgia (voice). On a $40 million budget, the film grossed $87 million at the worldwide box office. »
With Two and a Half Men’s 11th season coming up, there are going to be a lot of changes happening. Angus T. Jones will be off at college, making his time on the show as Jake shortened to the point he’s no longer a series regular. To make up for his absence, House actress Amber Tamblyn is being brought in to play the deceased Charlie’s previously unknown lesbian daughter. If you thought the show was different when Ashton Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen, then you haven’t seen anything yet. But one thing still remains the same: Two and a Half Men needs people to make fun of and D.B. Sweeney is the latest to take one for the team.
Alan’s ex-girlfriend Lyndsey, played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, is going to have a new man in her life and Sweeney is the lucky fella. According to THR, Sweeney will play Larry, »
- Brody Gibson
Plenty of familiar faces populate the new teaser for American Horror Story: Coven — making it pretty clear who’ll be counted among the FX’s creepsterpiece’s witchy women — but a certain bovine one may be starring in your nightmares for the rest of the week.
The network has unveiled a new 30-second trailer titled “Initiation” and it looks like Ahs vet Jessica Lange, along with newcomers Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates, will be Coven‘s chief cauldron-stirrers.
- Vlada Gelman
ABC's freshman drama Betrayal is adding a familiar face to its ranks. D.B. Sweeney has boarded the drama from ER's David Zabel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The series revolves around a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer (Boss' Hannah Ware) who begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband (Chris Johnson), the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved. Photos: Faces of Fall TV 2013 Sweeney (Touch, Castle, The Event) will have
- Lesley Goldberg
These days, we're all jaded and amused when it comes to scandals in baseball, but 25 years ago this week (on September 2, 1988) came a movie that reminded us of a time when we were actually shocked over events that tarnished the reputation of the national pastime. With a cast led by rising stars John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, and D.B. Sweeney, "Eight Men Out" recounted the story of the 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which gamblers paid several players on the Chicago White Sox to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Writer/director John Sayles, adapting Eliot Asinof's book of the same title, portrayed the Black Sox players as exploited workers out to punish their skinflint owner and claim bonuses that had been denied them. And while they did so in a way that was illegal and unsportsmanlike, they were meted out an awfully harsh punishment (being banned from the »
- Gary Susman
The stakes are high in the thrilling series starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis when Vegas: The DVD Edition goes all in September 17 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. From creators Nicholas Pileggi (the writer of legendary films Goodfellas and Casino) and Greg Walker, the five-disc collection includes all 21 episodes of the drama and boasts a collection of newly produced, exclusive featurettes.
Featuring an all-star ensemble cast that also includes Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O'Mara, Taylor Handley and Sarah Jones, Vegas is inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas Sheriff Ralph Lamb (Quaid), a former military police officer, who now patrols the once desolate, desert city. As corruption builds within Las Vegas during the 1960s, Lamb is called upon by the mayor to bring order to the new entertainment mecca and investigate the murder of a casino worker. The crime triggers Lamb's quarrel with Vincent Savino »
The beginning of April, for those in the Southwest, heralds an all-new Phoenix Film Festival. This year, the Phoenix Film Festival kicks off its 13th annual edition with impressive celebrity guests, independent feature premieres, seminars, workshops, parties, and more. The festival, which runs from April 4 to April 11, boasts some star-studded new films and other events as it holds court at the Harkins Scottsdale 101, well-known for its Cine Capri theater, the largest non-imax screen in all of Arizona. With films like The Spectacular Now, The East, The Way, Way Back, and The Kings of Summer among the spotlight presentations, this year’s Phoenix Film Festival may prove to be one of the hidden gems of the festival circuit.
The Phoenix Film Festival, which has been running every year since 2000, had quite the act to follow after last year’s festival. Festival president Chris Lamont said, “We broke attendance records, had more screening sell-outs than ever before, »
- Josh Spiegel
Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are proud to announce the upcoming Blu-ray (Srp $29.99) and DVD (Srp $24.99) release of Jules Stewart's directorial debut, K-11, a riveting drama that tells the story of a man's plight after winding up in K-11, the Los Angeles County Jail's transgender inmate unit. K-11 is currently screening at select theaters in fifteen cities around the country and is available nationwide on Video On Demand.
K-11 stars Goran Visnjic (ABC-tv's new hit series Red Widow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ER) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use leads him to incarceration in the section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for Lgbt inmates and firmly under the heel of Mousey (Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo, Under the Same Moon, The Queen of the South, Weeds), a malicious transgendered inmate. Saxx has no idea how he got there -- all he knows »
Hamshank Redemption: Stewart’s Debut a Trashy, Lurid Queersploitation Effort
Jules Stewart, mother of that actress Kristen Stewart, makes a curious and fascinatingly trashy exploitation grindhouse directorial debut with K-11, which plays like one of those women in prison shockers made in the 70s with names like Pam Grier or Mercedes McCambridge headlining. Here we see a number of familiar faces populating the queer and transgendered ward of a Los Angeles County Prison, and while the end result is not actually empowering, it does have a lurid and arresting appeal, not unlike an overtly insistent train wreck.
Raymond Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic) is a highly successful record producer that gets thrown into county in the middle of a hellish drug binge. When he finally recovers consciousness, he learns that he has been accused of killing one of his more famous musical clients in some sort of drug induced rage of jealousy. »
- Nicholas Bell
K-11 is without a doubt Kristen Stewart’s most outrageous film ever, and who better to credit than her own mother, director and writer Jules Stewart. Read on for all the reasons you must see this captivating film.
Ok, so Kristen Stewart doesn’t actually star in K-11, but she does voice a key role – the lead character’s secretary, Karen, who answers his desperate phone call from prison. Jules Stewart proves she’s got what it takes to be an A-list filmmaker with her directorial debut. Bravo!
Welcome to K-11, the intensely bizarre, sexually-charged, creepy jail dormitory in Los Angeles, reserved only for gay men and transgenders. In an interview, Jules says that a real K-11 actually exists in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail and that’s where the idea for her film originated.
The film centers around Raymond Saxx, a tall, dark and handsome (like »
- Sandra Clark
Since making his feature film debut in the 1985 flick Runaway Train, Tommy "Tiny" Lister has worked on over 160 projects, quickly becoming one of the most recognizable character actors of modern cinema.
This Friday, March 8th, Lister's latest film, K-11, will be arriving at limited theaters nationwide. Helmed by first-time director Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, XXX), K-11 also stars Goran Visnjic ("ER," The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Kate del Castillo ("Weeds"), D.B. Sweeney (The Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky), Jason Mewes (Clerks I & II) and Portia Doubleday (the upcoming Carrie) and follows what happens inside a troubled portion of a Los Angeles correctional facility reserved for the homosexual and transgender inmates. In the film Lister plays Detroit, and while it's certainly not the first time we've ever seen the seasoned actor as a convict, it's perhaps his most nuanced performance to date.
As someone who grew up on »
It was a family affair for Ricky Schroder, who took quite a talking-to from the people who raised him - on-screen in '80s sitcom Silver Spoons, that is. More than 25 years since their show ended in 1987, the actor reunited with Joel Higgins, who played Edward Stratton III, and Erin Gray, who played Kate Summers, at New York City's Friars Club, where he took a few fun-spirited digs at Friday's "So You Think You Can Roast!?" event. "I'm the highlight of your careers," the former child star, 42, quipped back to his Silver Spoons costars. Also poking fun at Schroder: roastmaster »
- Alison Schwartz
It was a Stratton family reunion for the stars of the popular '80s sitcom Silver Spoons Friday night in New York City. Former cast members Joel Higgins and Erin Gray -- more commonly known to fans as Edward and Katie Stratton -- came together at the expense of their onetime TV son, Ricky Schroder. Schroder, now 42, was at the Friar's Club as the guest of honor for the "So You Think You Can Roast!?" event, alongside roastmaster D.B. Sweeney and celebrity judges Gilbert Gottfried, Seth Herzog and Alan Zweibel. The event was part of an ongoing series at the New
- Jane Kellogg
Stratton family reunion! Ricky Schroder met up with his Silver Spoons costars Joel Higgins and Erin Gray at New York City's Friars Club on Friday, March 1 -- nearly 27 years after their NBC sitcom about a spoiled rich kid went off the air. Higgins, 69, and Gray, 63, who played Edward and Kate Stratton on the 1980s series, came together to poke fun at their onetime costar, now 42, at a "So You Think You Can Roast!?" event. Alongside Roastmaster D.B. Sweeney and celebrity judges Gilbert [...] »
Welcome to another preview of some great upcoming Blu-Ray releases! This week, the much-talked about Argo hits store shelves, Sinister will convince you to never watch home movies again, and Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome lands on Blu-Ray with some science-fiction style.
Ready for this week’s Blu-Ray releases? Then read on.
Director: Ben Affleck
An American thriller film directed by Ben Affleck and based on the true story of a 1979 CIA operation. The film has won a number of awards and is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin).
Plot: During the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
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- C.P. Howells
About two years ago, it was reported that Kristen Stewart's mother, Jules Stewart, was planning to make her directorial debut on "K-11," with Kristen starring as a transgender character. Kristen eventually dropped out, but Jules was still able to put together a decent cast, including Goran Visnjic (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Kate del Castillo ("Weeds"), D.B. Sweeney (Hardball), Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt), Jason Mewes(Clerks), and Tommy "Tiny" Lister (The Fifth Element). In the movie, Visnjic stars as a successful young record producer who wakes up after a three-day binge in a special unit of La County's Men's Central Jail dedicated to homosexual prisoners, a place ruled by a transsexual (Del Castillo). "K-11" is set to be released on March 15th, in fifteen theaters. Watch the restricted trailer below. Trailer: »
Kristen’s next movie, ‘K-11′ has already received rave reviews worldwide, and now it has a U.S. release date — we can’t wait to see it!
Kristen Stewart may be best known as Bella from The Twilight Saga, but in 2013, she’s determined to branch out. First up, K-11, a racy film, in which she lends her voice as a secretary, named Karen. The film is actually directed by her mom, Jules Stewart!
The edgy flick will be in theaters and on demand on March 15, 2013!
According to the film’s Facebook page, “K-11 is a riveting drama that deals with the politics of race and gender-identity in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.”
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- Dory Larrabee
19 items from 2013
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