14 items from 2013
The Malibu Film Society’s fourth season is coming to an end. Marking the 35th anniversary of the filming of The Stunt Man, the film will be screened on May 18, 2013 and will have guest appearances by actors Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, and writer/director Richard Rush.
Featuring one of the funniest, most cynical scripts ever written about the Hollywood filmmaking process, The Stunt Man has one of the strangest and most twisted histories of any film ever made. After its completion, Fox sat on it for two years – only to finally release it to just 11 theaters. But, despite the studio’s efforts to bury it, the film went on to gross twice its production cost – and then picked up three Academy Award nominations (for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor – Peter O’Toole). It’s no wonder then that The Stunt Man has since become a cult classic. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Director: Jack Perez. Review: Adam Wing. When you’re presented with a movie called ‘Some Guy Who Kills People’, a film directed by Jack Perez, the man behind Wild Things 2 and Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus, hopes (quite naturally) aren’t high. From executive producer John Landis (American Werewolf in London), Some Guy stars Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick and our very own Lucy Davis (The Office). Low expectations can be a blessing in disguise but I should’ve had more faith because Some Guy is a darkly comic, ever-so-slightly stupid horror comedy with emphasis very much on the ‘c’ word. Ken Boyd (Corrigan) is a small-town loner who likes to draw, making ends meet at the local ice-cream parlour. Fresh out the loony bin, where he spent several years recovering from the horrific torture he suffered at the hands of the high school basketball jocks, Ken just wants to be left alone. »
Richard O'Brien, writer and actor
I'd been in Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair, and was starting to think I wouldn't mind seeing a musical that appealed to me, an eternal adolescent. I loved B-movies, rock'n'roll and glam, so thought I'd do a parody – or homage – to all those things.
Then Jim Sharman, the director of Jesus Christ Superstar, asked me to audition for a play at London's Royal Court. There I met Richard Hartley, who was writing its incidental music. One night, Jim brought Richard round to my place, and I sang them some of my songs, including Science Fiction/Double Feature and Hot Patootie. Jim thought they'd make a great show and called me afterwards saying: "They've asked me to do another play at »
- Kate Abbott
It’s that time again Psych-Os. The seventh season of Psych kicks off tonight with the conclusion of last season’s cliffhanger. If there was any doubt about where we were headed last season, yes, Henry is in a very bad way, and the result leads to a very new perspective for Shawn.
While a lot of shows on cable networks, even some of the best, seem to struggle if they make past a handful of seasons, Psych is still going strong. Not simply, “as funny as ever,” but actually continuing to develop and grow, it’s pushing itself to new heights. The continuation of “Santa BarbaraTown” (or however they expect that to be written) is just the beginning. The season will also feature a 100th-episode spectacular that includes a reunion of some of the cast of Clue, and we will be seeing “Psych: The Musical.”
Also, don »
- Marc Eastman
The Hollywood star appears as a ruthless Wall Street trader in Arbitrage, but he doesn't play him as a villain – that would be too easy
You were gorgeous then, I tell Richard Gere. He looks crossly over his glasses. "Were?" he says. Were – and are. "Thank you," he says, mollified. Two minutes into the interview and we're already unexpectedly into homoerotic territory. He looks back at a 40-year-old photograph of himself on my phone.
In the photo, it's June 1973 and Richard Gere is Danny Zuko, hair-slicked hottie bad boy of Grease, the role he played for six months at the New London Theatre, Drury Lane. It's decades before Gere started working that distinguished grey mane that serves him so well nowadays. It's a lifetime ago before that urban myth involving a gerbil and an emergency room. Long before he became the highest paid lover in Beverly Hills (in American Gigolo »
- Stuart Jeffries
To keep track of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 while its in production, all you need to do is follow director Marc Webb on Twitter. The filmmaker has been posting new photos and videos from the set nearly every day, and this blustery Wednesday afternoon is no exception. A bizarre collage of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has appeared on the set, but we've been given no hints about its origin or meaning. Check it out for yourself, and see if you can decipher the hidden messages held within. What do Fdr and Spider-Man have in common? Will Peter Parker be confined to a wheelchair for a spell? Is Barry Bostwick or Bill Murray making a cameo? We just don't know.
Day 12. #thepassagetwitter.com/MarcW/status/3…
— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 20, 2013
The U.S. celebrated President's Day this past Monday and now we celebrate the most badass of all American leaders. Fdr: American Badass (2012) Director: Garrett Brawith Stars: Barry Bostwick, Bruce McGill, Lin Shaye After contracting polio from an untimely lycan bite, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gets elected President on one simple platform: kick more werewolf ass all the time! I know what you're thinking. You're tired of all these over-the-top revisionist historical »
- Jason Adams
This Thursday on ABC’s Scandal, Sally Langston — as we all knew — isn’t giving up the Oval Office without a fight, while new flashbacks to The Campaign Trail That Was serve up a sizzling strategy session and introduce us to Fitz’s father.
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In the first clip below, acting Potus Sally Langston sets in motion her latest power grab, only to see it interrupted in the most awesome of ways.
Click here to view the embedded video.
Then, in these two flashback previews, Olivia and Fitz heat up the campaign trail in grand style, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Scandal answered one question on last night's 2013 premiere, "One for the Dog."
Yes, Huck is now a free man.
But another question will arise on next Thursday's "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar." Did the shooting change the President for better... or for worse?
That's the topic focused on in the following ABC promo, although we can also confirm this installment will flashback in time to the election itself. We'll get a glimpse at Barry Bostwick as Fitz's father, while also learning more about how the rigging took place.
Prepare for another scintillating episode of Scandal Season 2 now:
Scandal Promo: "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
As you watch this exclusive sneak peek from Scandal‘s winter premiere, ‘Popus’ fans, I urge you: Breathe. Just breathe.
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Most honestly, I cannot think of much more to say to set the stage for this video clip, without dropping profound spoilers, so just kick back, press Play and ride the ride along with Ms. Pope. (Beneath, you’ll find the new episode of TVLine’s Spoiler Alert!, in which I tease even more about the new episode.)
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Scandal returns this Thursday at 10/9c, »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
According to Fox, Rogen will play Sam, Mindy's (Mindy Kaling) first kiss from camp. The two reunite in the "The Mindy Project" episode titled, "The One That Got Away" and reminisce about their time at Jewish summer camp. Look for the two to rekindle their summer love in the Tuesday, Feb. 9 episode at 9:30 p.m. Est on Fox.
In other casting news ...
"Smash" has found its JFK in Julian Ovenden. The British actor will play Simon, a new character who gets the role of JFK in "Bombshell." [TVLine]
Barry Bostwick is "Scandal"-bound. Bostwick will play President Fitzgerald Grant’s father. [TVLine]
- Chris Harnick
Scandal viewers are about to meet President Fitzgerald Grant’s father.
In casting news broken by TV Line, veteran actor Barry Bostwick (Spin City, The New Normal, Glee) will guest star on the January 17 installment of this ABC drama as "Big Jerry," a humorous and overbearing dad with a political past of his own.
Scandal Season 2 returns tomorrow night, meanwhile, with an episode that reportedly features a brutal torture scene. Consider yourself warned. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Scandal has cast the role of President Fitz Grant's father. Spin City's Barry Bostwick will play the "funny" but "overbearing" character - known to his friends as 'Big Jerry' - according to TVLine. Jerry will re-enter the life of his son (Tony Goldwyn) in season two's eleventh episode, scheduled to air on Thursday, January 17 on ABC. 67-year-old Bostwick has previously played recurring roles on Law & Order: Svu, Ugly Betty and Cougar Town, while his recent credits include guest stints on The (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Scandal fans, prepare to meet Potus’ pop.
“Big Jerry,” as he is known, is described as both funny and overbearing, and was a political player in his day as well.
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Bostwick will appear in Season 2, Episode 11, airing Thursday, Jan. 17.
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- Matt Webb Mitovich
14 items from 2013
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