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James Gandolfini 'digs out snowbound driver'

29 December 2010 5:49 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

James Gandolfini has helped a snowbound motorist free his car from a New York City street. The former Sopranos star shovelled snow away from the vehicle which was trapped on Bedford Street in the largely unplowed West Village neighbourhood, reports the New York Post. After helping to free the driver, he then entered a nearby bar to get change for a $$100 bill to give to others who had helped complete the job, impressing the establishment's owner with his generosity. "Bedford Street didn't get plowed until late Monday night, and the whole street was a three-foot drift of snow. Somebody driving down (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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Gandolfini Is A Snow Hero

29 December 2010 8:03 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

James Gandolfini has been hailed a hero after coming to the rescue of a motorist stuck in a snow drift in New York City.

The Sopranos star spotted a stricken driver stranded on a street in Manhattan's West Village on Monday evening and went over to help out.

The actor dug the car out of the snow and recruited a number of strangers to help him push the vehicle out of the drift, and afterwards he went to nearby bar/restaurant Daddy-o to change a $100 note to hand out tips to those who had helped.

Daddy-o owner Phil Casaceli tells the New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Bedford Street didn't get ploughed until late Monday night, and the whole street was a three-foot drift of snow. Somebody driving down the street got stuck in their car around 8pm - and the next minute, James Gandolfini appeared from another car behind and offered to help out. He helped dig their car out and then rocked it back and forth to get it out of the snow bank. He used a lot of old-school elbow grease.

"It took him 45 minutes to get the car unstuck. Some offered to help, and others just watched because you don't often see Tony Soprano digging people out of the snow. It was a real New York moment. Somebody had the luck of the draw, and it was James Gandolfini who came to their rescue.

"(After changing a note in the bar) he then took the $20 bills to thank the guys who helped them out. He was a real gentleman." »

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Hey Tony! James Gandolfini Digs Out Snowbound Driver

28 December 2010 9:21 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini came to the rescue of a trapped driver in Manhattan’s West Village who got caught in three-foot drifts across Bedford Street. According to “The New York Post,” Gandolfini, who lives in the neighborhood, helped dig out the car and pushed it free of the towering snowdrifts. “He (Gandolfini) helped dig their car out and then rocked it back and forth to get it out of the snow bank,” said Phil Casaceli, owner of the neighborhood restaurant “Daddy-o.” »

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Hey Tony! James Gandolfini Digs Out Snowbound Driver

28 December 2010 9:21 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini came to the rescue of a trapped driver in Manhattan’s West Village who got caught in three-foot drifts across Bedford Street. According to “The New York Post,” Gandolfini, who lives in the neighborhood, helped dig out the car and pushed it free of the towering snowdrifts. “He (Gandolfini) helped dig their car out and then rocked it back and forth to get it out of the snow bank,” said Phil Casaceli, owner of the neighborhood restaurant “Daddy-o.” »

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British Cinema: In the Loop (2009)

18 December 2010 2:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the Loop, 2009.

Directed by Armando Iannucci.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Chris Addison, Mimi Kennedy, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan, Anna Chlumsky and James Gandolfini.

Synopsis:

An MP inadvertently stirs tensions over a conflict in the Middle East and finds himself caught in the middle of the pro- and anti-war factions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Imagine a world in which Tesco invaded Denmark. That’s right the supermarket, grabbing itself a piece of prime Scandinavian real estate. Imagine television listings brightened by the presence of celebrity game show, Rape An Ape, complete with catchy theme tune. Imagine a political landscape in which David Cameron was a forgotten has-been like the Conservative leaders that preceded him and Tony Blair roams the streets of Baghdad, bearded, greying and haunted by his contorted legacy. These mad and brilliant ideas are all generated by the brain of Armando Iannucci for his hilarious »

- flickeringmyth

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Kenneth Lonergan To Write HBO's 'Taxi-22'

15 December 2010 10:12 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan has come on board to pen Taxi-22, HBO's adaptation of the hit French Canadian single-camera comedy executive produced by James Gandolfini and developed as a potential starring vehicle for the Sopranos star through his Attaboy Films production company. Lonergan replaces Dave Flebotte who was originally tapped to write the adaptation. Taxi-22, which centers on a politically incorrect cab driver in New York City struggling to keep his life together, marks the TV debut of Lonergan, a playwright and feature writer-director who earned Oscar nominations for writing his first movie, You Can Count on Me, and co-writing Gangs of New York. Gandolfini and Lonergan are executive producing with Nancy Sanders, Mark ArmstrongClark Peterson, Dennis Erdman and the creators of the original show Patrick Huard and Francois Flamand. Huard, a top Canadian comedian, also stars on the Canadian series. Erdman and Peterson licensed the format rights »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Kristen Stewart’s ’Welcome to the Rileys’ heading to Blu-Ray/DVD in February

29 November 2010 8:04 AM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Good news for Kristen Stewart fans who have anxiously been awaiting a chance to see Welcome To The Rileys. The film's DVD/Blu-Ray release date has been set for February 1, 2011, per The HD Room, and the movie is already available for pre-ordering at sites like Amazon.com.

Wttr had a limited opening this fall, and Kristen Stewart and co-stars James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo spent a lot of October promoting the picture, via press conferences and the like.

The movie has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the critics. For instance, Roger Ebert said the following about it:

"Welcome to the Rileys" takes two old plots and makes a rather touching new plot out of them. What we’ve seen before is (1) the good man who hopes to redeem a prostitute, and (2) the frozen suburban /// »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Welcome to the Rileys with Kristen Stewart Blu-ray Release Date

28 November 2010 7:12 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Before jumping into The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Kristen Stewart joined up with James Gandolfini and director Jake Scott to shoot the offbeat drama Welcome to the Rileys. Thanks to a pre-order listing at Amazon.com we now know Sony is planning a February 1 release for Welcome to the Rileys on Blu-ray and DVD.

Additional details about Welcome to the Rileys on Blu-ray will have to wait until Sony makes their official announcement. The only other certainty to share at this time is a list price of $34.95. Check back later for the full Rileys scoop.

Click here to pre-order Welcome to the Rileys on Blu-ray for $23.99 at Amazon.com.

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A working life: The special effects animator

26 November 2010 4:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Animator Kevin Spruce brings magic to movies, creating new worlds and mystical characters for films such as The Matrix

When the screensaver on Kevin Spruce's computer kicks in, vivid green symbols tumble down his PC, a replica of the letters and numbers that cascade down computers in the sci-fi movie The Matrix. In that film, Keanu Reeves is invited to take a trip "down the rabbit hole" to discover an alternative reality. While walking around Spruce's offices, I occasionally feel as though I'm on a similar journey.

I'm in the West End offices of Framestore, the largest visual effects and computer animation studio in Europe. As I sit talking to Spruce I'm flanked by a foot-tall sculpture of a polar bear from The Golden Compass (for which Framestore won a 2008 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects) and a model of a stegasaurus from an episode of the BBC TV series Walking With Dinosaurs. »

- Mark King

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Your Daily Fix Of Oscar: 11/24/10

23 November 2010 11:12 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Pattz-Stew Global: Avid fans of “Twilight” stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have launched a grassroots campaign to fund “For Your Consideration” ads in the Hollywood trade papers advocating Oscar consideration for “Welcome to the Rileys” (for best picture) and its stars James Gandolfini (for best actor), Melissa Leo (for best actress), and especially Stewart (for best supporting actress) — which is more than the film’s distributor, Samuel Goldwyn Films, has done. “Think how incredible it would be to see these three incredible actors gracing the Academy Award red carpet,” the mission statement suggests, adding, “We are seeking to raise $50,000 by December 15th.” Thus far, $130 has been contributed.

New York Post: Emily Smith reports on “Page Six” that Ronni Chasen, the high-profile Hollywood publicist whose murder last week remains a mystery, suspected she was being followed, according to one of her friends (whose identity is kept anonymous). The source says, »

- Mary Skawinski

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Twilight’s Kristen Stewart Gives Sexy Lap Dance In Rileys’ Movie Clip

20 November 2010 12:15 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Twilight's Kristen Stewart gives sexy lap dance in Rileys' movie clip. Twilight Saga leading lady Kristen Stewart really showed how sexy she can be in the new "Welcome to the Rileys" movie that recently came out. The clip (below) shows her in full stripper character,trying to give her co-star for the movie James Gandolfini a very sexy lap dance. He,of course, refuses. After that Kristen starts to talk real dirty to him,but he just wants to get to know her. That apparently freaks her character out because she storms out of the room thinking hes a cop. It's pretty interesting. Check it out,below. »

- Andre@ontheflix

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Jake Scott-Kristen Stewart-James Gandolfini's Welcome To The Rileys French Box Office

19 November 2010 12:21 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Welcome to the Rileys Directed by Jake Scott, and starring James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo, Welcome to the Rileys, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, opened last Wednesday on 73 screens in France. Distributed by Bac Films, Welcome to the Rileys landed in 24th place. During its first five days, the psychological drama took in $158k. According to local exhibitors, approximately 20-25k tickets were sold. Coincidentally, that same weekend Unstoppable, directed by Jake Scott's uncle Tony Scott, also opened in France. I won't make any box-office comparisons, as that would be quite absurd. In the Us, at most in 10 theaters at a time, Welcome to the Rileys has grossed (up to Nov. 14) $107k. Photo: Samuel Goldwyn Films. »

- Zac Gille

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Continuing the Conversations...

18 November 2010 3:37 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Though I had a won-der-ful time on vacation, I do love the movie conversations. Some recent comments I wanted to respond to (for the patient and/or longwinded-like-me among you).

Clint totally approves of the Jodie Foster casting of God of Carnage (I agree that it's interesting and I hope she pulls it off) but I'm sure he'll be relieved to hear that Matt Dillon is no longer with the film. Not me.

Er... okay, I don't know which husband is which.

I was actually just discussing this with friends recently who had all seen the play and were kind of annoyed that John C Reilly will be playing Kate Winslet Jodie Foster's husband. He's not... handsome. Hollywood loves to pair anything from average to ugly men with ridiculously beautiful women, but it's clearly audience pandering to feed male ego fantasies: i.e. I can have / deserve to have a supermodel in my bed, »

- NATHANIEL R

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Golden Globes rarely reward same Drama Series Actor twice

16 November 2010 5:42 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Reigning Drama Series Actor Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") will have to defy the odds if he is to take home a matching bookend at the upcoming Golden Globes. Since this category was reconfigured in the early 1980s to include only lead actors on series, just two men have won twice: John Forsythe ("Dynasty," 1982, 1983) and Hugh Laurie ("House," 2005, 2006). Even multiple Emmy champs like Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue") and James Gandolfini ("The Sopranos") managed just one win with the Globes. That trend bodes well for last year's also-rans Simon Baker ("The Mentalist") and Bill Paxton ("Big Love") as well as three-time Emmy champ Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") who has yet to break into this race and the stars of three new series -- Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire), Idris Elba ("Luther") and Tom Selleck ("Blue Bloods"). Selleck won this award way back in 1984 for "Magnu »

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Welcome To The Rileys vs. The Kids Are All Right, Please Give, Winter's Bone

14 November 2010 7:18 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Gandolfini tries to rescue Kristen Stewart in Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys Kristen Stewart as a "Hook": Part II Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics in North America, Nicole Holofcener's Please Give features no stars, unusual "hooks," or box-office gimmicks. Even so, this extremely well-received R-rated comedy-drama (82% approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics) took in $118k at only five theaters when it opened last spring. Its per-theater average was a remarkable $23,695. Considering how well it opened, Please Give added 21 theaters on weekend no. 2: it jumped 104%, grossing another $241k or $9,275 per site. (The per-theater average drop is normal, as, all things being equal, the fewer the number of theaters showing a movie, the higher the per-theater average should be.) Please Give went on to peak at $4.03m domestically. Another example: Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right — an R-rated dramatic comedy starring Annette Bening, »

- Zac Gille

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Kristen Stewart's Welcome To The Rileys: My Own Private Controversy

14 November 2010 7:16 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart in Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys Of all my posts to date, none has attracted as much attention — in sheer number of comments — as the one titled "Kristen Stewart's Welcome To The Rileys Plummets." Needless to say, most of the comments were negative; among those, quite a few were unrelentingly abusive (none of which was approved), including attacks on my character, my intelligence, and even my manhood. One commenter went as far as to call for a boycott against Alt Film Guide and have it disseminated on Twitter. Part of the reason for the barrage of attacks was a misconstrued joke (later deleted) about Stewart's fans on Twitter; others, however, were outraged simply because I dared to report the truth: Welcome to the Rileys had bombed in its first two weekends out. And before any ultra-sensitive soul perceives this post as an attack »

- Zac Gille

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Kristen Stewart Gives James Gandolfini Lap Dance In ‘Welcome To The Rileys!’ Watch!

13 November 2010 7:01 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The ‘Twilight’ star is a long way from Forks playing a sexy lap dancer in her role in the recently released film!

Kristen Stewart wowed critics and fans alike with her role as a teen stripper in the film Welcome to the Rileys, and in this recently released clip we can see why! Playing a provocative and down on her luck runaway, she is a far cry from sweet and shy Bella Swan. She is even giving Tony Soprano himself, James Gandolfini, a lap dance!

Check out the clip above and tell us what you think! »

- cspargo

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Review: Welcome to the Rileys

12 November 2010 8:30 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I have some friendly career advice for Kristen Stewart: Kristen, it's time to invest the fortune you made from the Twilight movies (for investment advice, consult a financial advisor -- not a film critic) and refuse all future roles in Hollywood schlockbusters, especially those marketed to tweenage girls. You're rich. You're famous. So, now you can prove your acting bona fides in grown-up films like Welcome to the Rileys.

Seriously, Kristen. I know Twilight's Edward Cullen is all sensitive and romantic and whatnot. But when you can so convincingly inhabit the role of a bitter teenage runaway turning tricks in a dank New Orleans strip club, you really don't need ol' Eddie Wussyfangs anymore. You have the acting chops to do much more, and it's time to move on.

Welcome to the Rileys is the leisurely, low-key story of the titular and terribly sad Riley family. Doug Riley (James Gandolfini »

- Don Clinchy

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Hollywood’s First War

11 November 2010 12:58 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As happens every year around this time, the cable spectrum has been heavily laced with programming throughout the week commemorating Veterans Day.  HBO trundled out its full epic and brutal miniseries The Pacific for a one-day re-run broken up by the debut of the James Gandolfini-hosted documentary War Torn 1861-2010, a disturbing look at the psychological scars America’s soldiers have suffered in every conflict since The Civil War; The History Channel ran an all-day marathon of Ww II in HD, sprinkling its commercial breaks for the week with commemorative spots; AMC ran a day of war movies like The Enemy Below (1957) and A Few Good Men (1992) under the umbrella, “Vets Best” ; and so on.

The bulk of memorializing programming focused on World War II – unsurprising, in that it remains, to this day, America’s greatest, defining, and least morally problematic war.  Even 65 years later, despite a half-century of »

- Bill Mesce

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On Veteran's Day, the stories of soldiers with Ptsd from James Gandolfini

11 November 2010 4:10 AM, PST | Reality Blurred | See recent Reality Blurred news »

Today is Veterans Day, and to commemorate that, HBO debuts a documentary about veterans, Wartorn: 1861-2010, and it focuses on the effects of war, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, on the people who've fought for us over the past two centuries. The film, directed by Jon Alpert and Ellen Gooseberg Kent, is executive produced by James Gandolfini, the actor best known for playing the lead role in The Sopranos. He previously interviewed wounded Iraq war »

- Andy Dehnart

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