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Chuck Berry’s Chuck, his first album in 38 years, will come out this year. It’s hard to say whether Berry recorded it — with his longtime backing band — knowing that his remaining time was limited, but he did include a dedication to his wife Themetta in the album’s release statement: “My darlin’, I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
However the record turns out, it will be impossible to listen to it without Berry’s death coloring how we enjoy the music. Given that the »
- Alex Heigl
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Leave it to FX’s Fargo series to round together an enviable cast in anticipation of its new season.
Now teetering on the verge of its third outing on the airwaves, FX’s anthology series – one that blends crime, drama and black comedy in a way that only Joel and Ethan Coen’s beloved original could – has amassed a collection of prestigious awards, including Emmys for Oustanding Miniseries and, in the case of Fargo‘s inaugural season, Outsanding Casting. Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman were among those actors who helped launch Noah Hawley’s anthology series, but come April 19th, the torch will be passed over to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis (Harry Potter) and Ewan McGregor(s).
We use McGregor in the plural sense here because, as previously revealed, the Scottish actor has signed on to play not one, »
- Michael Briers
One of the many, many great joys to be found in FX's Fargo anthology series is seeing legendary character actors, such Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, gleefully interpreting their roles and challenging audience expectations. IndieWire just posted a series of new cast images and a promo video for Fargo Season 3, and it looks just amazing.
To-date FX has employed diversion and deception in their promos for this season's plot, but we're getting a slightly sharper look at several of the primary characters. According to FX, Fargo Season 3 is set in 2010 and focuses on the Stussy brothers, Emmit and Ray (both played by actor Ewan McGregor). Emmit is the slick and debonair "Parking Lot King of Minnesota," while Ray's Parole Officer is, well, not quite so accomplished. What makes these particular roles so intriguing is that McGregor is playing both at different ages, wherein Emmit is the older brother by several years. »
- David Kozlowski
Las Vegas is best known for welcoming wild times, and that includes weddings! Thanks to Nevada's easy marriage laws and the city's abundance of "quickie" chapels, it's been a hot spot for celebrity nuptials. While some marriages - like Angelina Jolie's elopement with Billy Bob Thornton and Cindy Crawford's union to Richard Gere - have come and gone, others, like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos's marriage, have weathered the test of time. Keep reading to see all the stars who have gotten hitched in Vegas! Related:popsugar Weddings: Everything You Need to Know For Wedding Season »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
[[tmz:video id="0_kd01vbtv"]] Billy Bob Thornton doesn't think Angelina Jolie should stop getting tattoos that tie her to her exes -- 'cause she can always rework 'em ... like she did with his. We got Bbt Monday in Bev Hills, where he gave us his advice on what Angie should do with her huge back tatt, which was supposedly meant to "bind" her to Brad Pitt ... prior to the split. She's already removed and replaced her infamous "Billy Bob »
- TMZ Staff
If you know what happened to Adrien Brody on “The Thin Red Line,” you know that filming scenes for a Terrence Malick movie doesn’t guarantee actually being in a Terrence Malick movie. Brody, who was originally positioned as the film’s lead, didn’t know until its premiere that his role had been drastically reduced; Christopher Plummer had a similar experience on “The New World.”
In the grand scheme of things, they’re lucky ones: More than a few actors have had their parts excised entirely, including one of the would-be stars of “Song to Song.” With that Austin-set romantic drama opening this week, it seemed like a good time to remind ourselves of what could have been.
Read More: Terrence Malick Makes a Rare Appearance at SXSW 2017 and Digs Deep On His Process
In some ways, Thornton represents a version of »
- Michael Nordine
Two Academy Award winners – and Best Picture nominees – were released on disc by Lionsgate just before the Oscars and promptly vaulted to the top of the national home video sales charts the week ended Feb. 26.
“Hacksaw Ridge,” the Mel Gibson-directed biopic of a pacifist war medic that won Oscars for Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, debuted at No. 1 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and Npd’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc Sales chart.
The film earned $67 million in U.S. theaters.
“Manchester by the Sea,” the $46.9 million-grossing drama about an uncle (Casey Affleck) forced to return home to take care of his nephew after the death of his brother, debuted at No. 4 on both charts. Affleck won an Oscar for Best Actor; the film also picked up Best Original Screenplay honors for Kenneth Lonergan, »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Los Angeles – A shock occurred on Oscar Sunday when it was announced that popular actor Bill Paxton had died after complications during surgery. He had appeared in classic films like “The Terminator,” “Weird Science” “Aliens” “One False Move,” “True Lies,” “Apollo 13” and “Titanic,” and the HBO series “Big Love.” He was 61.
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and as an eight year old appeared in pictures as John F. Kennedy came out of Hotel Texas there on the morning of November 22th, 1963. His film debut was in Jonathan Demme’s “Crazy Mama,” (1975), followed by small roles in “Stripes” (1981), “Streets of Fire” and “The Terminator” (both 1984). After a cult appearance as Chet in “Weird Science” (1985), he had prominent roles as Private Hudson in “Aliens” (1986), Dale “Hurricane” Dixon in “One False Move” (1992), clueless Simon in “True Lies” (1994), Astronaut Fred Haise in “Apollo 13” (1995), Brock Lovett in the modern part of »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The weekend in film was notable for two things. One was the Oscars. All the glitz, glamour and gaffes that came with that. A time of celebration for those fortunate enough to have been nominated in whichever category they were up for and utter delight for the winners (La La Land for about 8 seconds). However, alongside the handing out of the famous golden statue, there was another headline that caught the attention of film-goers around the world and that was the very sad and untimely passing of Bill Paxton.
If you’ve seen your share of films, particularly in the 80’s and 90’s, then chances are you’ve seen Bill Paxton. Predominantly a sturdy support player over the years, he proved reliable throughout a prolific career. To some though he was more than just a face you »
- Gary Collinson
I met Bill Paxton in 1995. On a visit to the Rolling Stone offices in midtown Manhattan, he looked in awe at our cover wall, featuring iconic images of rock royalty. An intern, passing by, stopped to stare at him. "Your face looks familiar," she said.
"I've been in a couple of movies," Paxton said, good-naturedly.
The intern wasn't buying it. "Which ones?"
"Apollo 13 ... it just came out, I'm an astronaut in that one."
"Which astronaut?" the youngster prodded, skeptical to the last.
Warming to the impromptu interrogation, Paxton flashed »
“Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” just got an Oscars edition. During the ceremony, a pre-recorded “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” segment aired with this year’s biggest performers reading — you guessed it — mean tweets about themselves.
Some of the choice Tweets included:
Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List
“Samuel L. Jackson has resting fart face.”
“dear eddie redmayne I hate your stinkings guts you make me vomit you’re the scum between my toes”
“Lin-Manuel Miranda looks like he’s getting a 1996 NBC sitcom with his haircut.”
“Emma Stone looks like a crack whore in every role she plays.”
“Miles Teller has the face of a guy who requests Gangnam style at a wedding where he doesn’t know the bride or groom. »
- Dani Levy
Portman opened the bit with a clap back at one user's rude assumptions about her eating habits, while Gosling smirked off the backhanded compliment, "Oh look at me … I'm Ryan Gosling, I have perfect bone structure and kind eyes. Go fuck yourself Ryan Gosling."
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel brought one of his signature comedic bits from “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday by having celebrities read mean tweets aloud written by some of their biggest haters.
Here are some of the actors who gave internet trolls a much larger audience than they ever expected.
“I feel like if you went to lunch with Natalie Portman she would only order a hot tea with lemon and maybe some toast not an entree tho.”
“Samuel L. Jackson has resting fart face.”
“I’m going to white balance my TV on Jessica Chastain’s chest. #Oscars”
- Graham Winfrey
Bill Paxton was a big, handsome Texan guy who had the strong, capable and eminently cast-able look of a natural character actor or supporting player, rather than a starry lead – he had an open, good-natured face which could nevertheless cloud interestingly with sadness or anger or malice.
He was affectionately celebrated online as someone who had been taken out by a Terminator (he was the blue-haired mohawked punk who unwisely sneers at Arnie: “Nice night for a walk, eh?”) a Predator and also an Alien. In Aliens he was memorably moaning: “Game over man…!”
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- Peter Bradshaw
It seems that the FX drama series Fargo is always fighting an uphill battle. When it was first announced in 2014, audiences were largely sceptical – a television series telling a story in the style of the Coen Brothers, made by somebody else (Noah Hawley) somehow felt like it might sully the good name of the classic, award-winning 1996 film of the same name. But series creator Hawley proved himself with 10 episodes of phenomenal television – bolstered by the remarkable performances of Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton.
Season 2 was then met with a different kind of scepticism. Given that Hawley had now set the bar so high, surely the show would not be able to top the kind of quality displayed by the first season. The writer and his team shook things up by delivering what was essentially a prequel season – taking the action back to 1979, and centering the anthology tale on the »
- Sarah Myles
When I reviewed Bad Santa 2 here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote: “Thornton’s Willy is still an amusing, deadpan movie character with the power to shock, the perfect antidote to the usual saccharine Christmas confection. Whether he’s swigging booze, cussing at the children he has no patience with, or having rough sex in an alley (or bathroom), Willy epitomizes everything a street corner Santa shouldn’t be. Matching Thornton in terms of coarseness is Kathy Bates, but there is surprising depth to the relationship between mother and son, and much of their back and forth is side-splitting….” read the rest of my review Here
Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly reunite in Bad Santa 2 , the funniest, raunchiest and most inappropriate film of the year, releaseed on Est on February 14 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD February 21. Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, »
- Tom Stockman
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford-directed drama; Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson; rated R) Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson-directed war drama; Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn; rated R) Manchester by the Sea (Oscar-begging drama; Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler; rated R) Bad Santa 2 (comedy; Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox; rated R) Moonlight (Oscar-begging romantic...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Los Angeles is a “City of Stars” year round, as the Oscar-nominated film La La Land points out in it’s Golden Globe-winning Best Original Song, but come Awards Season, the city is stuffed to the gills with A-listers attending endless ceremonies, popping up at after parties, and of course crashing in its many impressive hotels. Even stars who reside in the City of Angels full-time often make use of the luxurious accommodations on offer for pre-show preparations and seamless delivery to the red carpet. Here, a guide to some of Hollywood’s favorite haunts for living it up — and recuperating in style. »
- Mackenzie Schmidt
The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time of year, when giving is better than receiving. But the self-serving Santa, Willie Soke, is up to his infamous tricks again, as he still believes that he deserves to be the receipant of everyone’s gifts. But he’s actually providing film audiences with laughs, as his […]
- Karen Benardello
Fueled by cheap whiskey and greed, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton), teams up once again with his angry sidekick, Marcus (Tony Cox), to knock off a Chicago charity run by curvaceous Diane (Christina Hendricks). As vulgar as this ensemble can get, the Blu-ray and 4K iterations, hitting shelves on February 21st, will boast unrated versions including deleted scenes not in the film! You can check out an... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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