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It’s glam galore as stars take in all of the Emmy Awards fare in Los Angeles. Variety will also be inside all of the invite-only parties with your favorite TV stars toasting to the past year in television. Here’s our report for the jam-packed week of Hollywood’s hottest bashes leading up to the main event on Sunday, Sept. 18.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” lead Cuba Gooding Jr. slid into the very fresh and yet-to-be-opened Catch L.A. rooftop restaurant in West Hollywood Thursday night, chatting the night away until well after midnight. Jamie Foxx also made a surprise appearance in a closed section with “Empire” star Tasha Smith, who ultimately made a lap around the room with her pal Mary J. Blige. Meanwhile, other stars tended to their own onscreen crew. Cool kids of “Modern Family” Sarah Hyland, Nolan Gould, and Ariel Winter took photos together near the »
- Variety Staff
Robin Tunney has welcomed her first child, E! News has learned. The Mentalist actress shared the very first shot of her son on Instagram along with a sweet message about why she chose to keep a low profile while pregnant. "My greatest work, Oscar Holly Marmet. Picture by my friend @shannonleeimages. Sorry I didn't talk about being pregnant. Wanted to keep it all for myself. #momlife #bestbaby #soinlove." According to Shannon Lee, little Oscar was born a little under two weeks ago. This marks the 44-year-old's first child with Nicky Marmet, an interior designer located in Los Angeles. The two became engaged on Christmas Day back in 2012 while they were on a romantic »
Prison Break will be back in action soon. Today, Fox announced the series revival is set to premiere in early 2017.
The original series starred Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, an engineer who puts himself in prison to rescue his brother (Dominic Purcell). The drama, which ran from 2005 to 2009, also featured Sarah Wayne Callies, Robin Tunney, and Amaury Nolasco.
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Back in May of last year Sony announced a remake of the 1996 cult classic The Craft, but it seems the new film won’t be a reboot after all, with producer Douglas Wick telling HitFix will serve as a quasi-sequel picking up 20 years after the original.
“There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft and how these young women come across this magic many years later,” states Wick. “Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. And so that seemed like »
- Gary Collinson
Great news, The Craft fans. The remake announced last year is actually a sequel. Which means we may get to see some of the original cast reprising their characters. Original producer Douglas Wick, who is helping bring this new witchy tale to the big screen confirmed that the upcoming thriller will continue the story, not reboot it. But as far as an actual storyline, we're still a little in the dark.
Sony got mixed reactions last May when it originally announced that The Craft remake was happening. No recent horror reboot has fared well against critics or fans, and the idea of bringing back this 1996 cult classic certainly had some groaning in disgust. Though, we've yet to see how the idea of a true sequel will go over amongst The Craft coven.
The Craft was a modest success at the box office when it was released exactly 20 years ago today, »
Word came a year ago that a remake of Andrew Fleming's cult 1996 teen supernatural thriller "The Craft" was in the works, this one with Leigh Janiak ("Honeymoon") attached to direct and co-write with Phil Graziedi. Now, producer Douglas Wick explains to HitFix that it isn't a remake or a direct sequel but rather a 'continuation':
"I wouldn't say that we wouldn't so much call it a remake as a 'twenty years later'. There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later.
Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. So you know, the same way you use a war movie »
- Garth Franklin
"We are the weirdos, mister." More than any other line of dialogue fromThe Craft, this quote captures the lasting appeal of the seminal teen classic. Released on May 3, 1996, writer-director Andrew Fleming's ode to teenage pariahdom finished No 1. at the box office in its opening weekend, surprising industry onlookers and beating out the heavily-hyped Pamela Anderson starring vehicle Barb Wire. Though both films featured woman protagonists, they couldn't have been more different; while Anderson's outsized brand of femininity was designed to service the male gaze, The Craft was a film about teenage girls, for teenage girls. Unlike Amy Heckerling's candy-coated Clueless -- the standard-bearer of mid-1990s teen cinema -- it dove headfirst into the darker undercurrents of the young female psyche. While not a hit on the level of Heckerling's film, The Craft made a decent return at the box office and found even more success in its post-theatrical run, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Twenty years ago this week, four teenage girls dabbled in magic powers and unleashed forces more powerful than they could have imagined. We're not just talking about the plot of "The Craft" (released on May 3, 1996), but also the wave it launched of pretty-young-magical-gal stories on the big and small screens (from "Practical Magic" to "Charmed").
For all its influence and popularity, there's still much you may not know about "The Craft." Here are some of the secrets behind the beloved teen-witch cautionary tale.
2. How did director Andrew Fleming do so well in understanding the mindset of his teen-girl heroines -- not only in "The Craft," but also in "Dick" and "Nancy Drew"? According to Fleming, "Dick" co-star Michelle Williams figured out the answer. "Michelle said that, »
- Gary Susman
Spotlight Pictures has acquired the international sales rights for Aaron Eckhart‘s sports drama, ‘Courage.’ The film is based on an inspirational true story and the novel ‘Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story’ by Jim Dent. The film was written and directed by first-time feature film helmer, Angelo Pizzo, who also wrote and produced the iconic sports films ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Rudy.’ Besides Eckhart, ‘Courage’ also stars Finn Wittrock, Robin Tunney and Sarah Bolger. The film was produced by Paul Schiff and executive produced by Bud Brigham. The drama received a wide U.S. theatrical release last November, under the title ‘My All American.’ Of acquiring the international rights for ‘Courage,’ [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
9 items from 2016
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