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Emmy-Nominated Actor James Stacy Dies at 80

15 September 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Stacy, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as a wheelchair-bound amputee in TV movie “Just a Little Inconvenience” and starred in Western series “Lancer,” died Thursday in Ventura, Calif. He was 80.

His turbulent life included being married to actresses Connie Stevens and Kim Darby, becoming a double amputee after a motorcycle accident, and serving prison time for child molestation.

His partner Antigoni Tsamparlis confirmed his death and said he had possibly suffered an allergic reaction after being admitted to the hospital.

Born Maurice W. Elias in Los Angeles, Stacy appeared on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958) and “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (1952), and had a recurring role in “Wiseguy” (1990). He also appeared in numerous episodes of “Bonanza” (1973), “Gunsmoke” (1964-73) and received a producing credit for the film “My Kidnapper, My Love” (1980).

Appearing as a wounded Vietnam vet in “Just a Little Inconvenience” opposite Barbara Hershey, he hoped to encourage other amputees and persons with disabilities to fulfill »

- Joshua Terry

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Film Review: ‘The 9th Life of Louis Drax’

2 September 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nine-year-old Louis Drax has a bad habit of dying. Electrocution, spider bites, drowning. One or two spills like that, and you figure he must have one heck of a guardian angel, but when a kid suffers eight such accidents within the span of so many years, it starts to raise questions about his parents — which is exactly what happens when poor Louis takes a tumble off a tall cliff and into a coma in “The 9th Life of Louis Drax.” The least sinister of gore auteur Alexandre Aja’s films by far (joining a résumé filled with bloodbaths like “High Tension” and “Piranha 3D”), this film noir-esque adaptation of Liz Jensen’s page-turner barely musters enough heat to qualify as a potboiler, though Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul’s involvement should give the overly predictable Summit Premiere release a second life on VOD following a short stint in theaters.

No stranger to emergency rooms, »

- Peter Debruge

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[Review] The 9th Life of Louis Drax

1 September 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Ten years after Anthony Minghella optioned Liz Jensen‘s The 9th Life of Louis Drax to develop cinematically, it was his son Max who saw it begin production. The younger Minghella’s first credited screenplay, probably brought to director Alexandre Aja on set of their previous collaboration Horns, it would ultimately take another two for the finished film’s release. If I were to wager a guess as to why I’d say the distributors found themselves painted in a corner unable to figure out how to sell it. Rated R for reasons that probably could have been cut to earn a PG-13 if desired, the story arrives from the viewpoint of a nine year-old boy—his dark fantasy delivered in a way that feels perfectly primed for teenagers rather than adults.

Young Louis Drax (Aiden Longworth) is an original. He’s smart, perceptive, and extremely accident-prone from the womb. »

- Jared Mobarak

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The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

1 September 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The 9th Life Of Louis Drax Summit Premiere Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Alexandre Aja Written by: Max Minghella from Liz Jensen’s novel Cast: Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul, Aiden Longworth, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey, Oliver Platt Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 8/4/16 Opens: September 2, 2016 In adapting Liz Jensen’s popular 2008 novel, director Alexandre Aja and scripter Max Minghella stick closely to the book, changing a name or two (Dr. Allan Pascal in the novel was Dr. Pascal Dannachet), giving the film an intriguing Hitchcockian look.  In fact at many times during the 108-minute film, you could get the idea that it came out  [ Read More ]

The post The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for September 2016

1 September 2016 4:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just like that, it’s fall already. The first round of films fresh out of Tiff and Venice and Telluride are making their ways to theaters and living rooms nationwide. And now, we enter the last third of the year, with plenty of titles to be excited about. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of September, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with more specific information on where these films are playing. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of September 2 Wide

Morgan

Director: Luke Scott

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Boyd Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kate Mara, Michelle YeohPaul Giamatti, Rose Leslie, Toby Jones

Synopsis: A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, »

- Steve Greene

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The 9th Life Of Louis Drax – Review

1 September 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Okay, film fans let’s get serious. Really serious now. It’s September, so we’re done with all that summertime fluff. Though we’ll see another flick set in that galaxy far, far away in just a couple months, it’s now the season for those sober, somber awards contenders. And what better award bait than a literary adaptation. Y’know, bringing a big best-selling book to the big screen. This weekend another classy tome heads into theatres with The Light Between The Oceans. Oh, and the flick we’re about to discuss stars an actor who became the talk of the planet with his role in a steamy novel-turned-movie just last year. But’s what’s with this whimsical title, you may ask. Well, it may sound like a children’s story (like The Bfg) or even a “young adult” novel, but its focus quickly shifts to deceiving »

- Jim Batts

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Beaches Remake Casts Young Versions of Idina Menzel and Nia Long

1 September 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lifetime’s upcoming Beaches remake has found a pair of pint-sized doppelgangers for its female leads.

Theater actresses Gabriella Pizzolo (age 13) and Grace Capeless (age 12) will play the younger versions of Cc (Idina Menzel) and Hillary (Nia Long), TVLine has learned exclusively. Beaches — based on the 1988 tearjerker starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey — traces Cc and Hillary’s lifelong friendship across several decades, so the girls will get plenty of screen time.

And how cute is this: Pizzolo and Capeless are real-life best friends, and already co-starred on Broadway in Matilda the Musical together.

RelatedBette Midler Gives Idina Menzel »

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Movie Review – The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

31 August 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 9th Life of Louis Drax, 2016.

Directed by Alexandre Aja.

Starring Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Barbara Hershey, Oliver Platt and Molly Parker.

Synopsis:

A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

To its credit, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, akin to director Alexandre Aja’s previous work, is almost impossible to pigeonhole. At once a touching fantasy drama with its feet deep in the Ya market, at others a bizarre, somewhat intense psychological drama. For the interest of the viewer, it fails at both, becoming something far more alike to an arduous Lifetime/Hallmark feature that happens to have a budget.

Jamie Dornan, more door than man, stars as Dr. Allan Pascal, a gifted (!) psychologist (!), who finds himself working with a young boy-the titular »

- Amie Cranswick

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UnREAL Season 3: 9 Fixes for an Everlasting Creative Rebound

30 August 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

UnREAL, we’re on the verge of wanting our key back.

Just like the ladies lined up to find a husband on Everlasting, your reality-show-within-the-show, we fell hard for your charms back in Season 1. You were a funny, sharp, behind-the-scenes drama unafraid to skewer both The Bachelor and those who love to hate it — and you were on Lifetime. Lifetime! You were refreshing and fun, and we enjoyed your flawed characters as much as we adored watching them do dastardly, backhanded things to each other. Swoon. You were so dreamy.

PhotosSummer TV Winners & Losers: UnREAL, Stranger Things, Sytycd and More »

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Mayim Bialik Recreates Her Opening Scene From ‘Beaches’

26 August 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

It’s been almost 30 years since Mayim Bialik played the younger version of Bette Midler’s C.C. Bloom in “Beaches”.  Now, Bialik is re-creating the opening scenes of the tearjerker with former co-star Marcie Leeds, who played the 11-year-old version of Barbara Hershey’s Hillary Essex. Reunited for the first time since filming “Beaches”, Bialik and Leeds […] »

- Rachel West

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Watch Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds Recreate Their Iconic Opening Scene from Beaches

25 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After nearly 20 years apart, Mayim Bialik has reunited with her childhood costar from Beaches - and it turns out the two still have a lot in common. Bialik and Marcie Leeds played the 11-year-old versions of Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey's characters, respectively, in the 1988 classic. Reuniting for the first time since the film, the now grownup ladies decided to reenact their iconic opening scene. Shortly after Beaches, Leeds decided to leave show business and is now a practicing surgeon (with a very interesting former patient). And while Bialik continued her acting career - appearing in numerous movies and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Watch Mayim Bialik and Marcie Leeds Recreate Their Iconic Opening Scene from Beaches

25 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After nearly 20 years apart, Mayim Bialik has reunited with her childhood costar from Beaches - and it turns out the two still have a lot in common. Bialik and Marcie Leeds played the 11-year-old versions of Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey's characters, respectively, in the 1988 classic. Reuniting for the first time since the film, the now grownup ladies decided to reenact their iconic opening scene. Shortly after Beaches, Leeds decided to leave show business and is now a practicing surgeon (with a very interesting former patient). And while Bialik continued her acting career - appearing in numerous movies and »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Britney Spears Biopic Coming to Lifetime in 2017

24 August 2016 3:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lifetime wants a piece of Britney Spears.

The network has tapped Natasha Bassett (Rake) to play the Princess of Pop in a biopic simply titled Britney. The made-for-tv movie will document the many ups and downs of Spears’ career, including her high-profile relationship with Justin Timberlake, her multiple failed marriages and, of course, her infamous fall from grace. (In other words, brace yourselves for a super dramatic head-shaving montage.)

VideosBritney Spears Comes Out Swinging in Carpool Karaoke Sneak Peek

Here’s the film’s official description, per Lifetime:

Britney Jean Spears was just a young girl from Louisiana trying »

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‘Beaches’ Remake: Lifetime Casts Nia Long Opposite Idina Menzel

16 August 2016 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nia Long has been cast in Lifetime’s remake of ’80s tearjerker “Beaches,” Variety has confirmed.

Long will play Hillary, the role originated by Barbara Hershey in the 1988 original, opposite Idina Menzel’s Cc.

The telepic follows the serendipitous meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on an unexpected and lifelong friendship. Cc is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives Cc her first big shot. Hillary is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship — even with its ups and downs — sustains them for decades.

Lifetime’s new take on the property is currently in production in Vancouver. The new iteration is executive produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. Allison Anders directs from a script by Bart Barker and Nikole Beckwith. The »

- Laura Prudom

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Beaches Remake on Lifetime: Nia Long Nabs Barbara Hershey Role Opposite Idina Menzel's Bette Midler

16 August 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nia Long, you are the wind beneath Idina Menzel’s wings.

The actress, most recently seen in ABC’s one-and-done comedy Uncle Buck, has landed the Barbara Hershey role of Hillary in Lifetime’s forthcoming remake of Beaches, TVLine has learned.  As previously reported, Menzel will fill Bette Midler’s shoes as Cc.

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Per Lifetime, the modern-day remake of the beloved 1988 tearjerker chronicles “the serendipitous meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. »

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New Poster for The 9th Life Of Louis Drax

11 August 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

You witnessed Louis Drax cheat death in the official trailer for Alexandre Aja’s (High Tension, Horns) new thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, now feast your eyes on the film’s new poster that’s been revealed by Indiewire.

“After surviving eight near-death accidents throughout his unlucky life, Louis Drax [Aiden Longworth] plunges off a steep cliff on his ninth birthday. While police investigate the cause of Louis’ near-fatal fall and the whereabouts of his violent father Peter [Aaron Paul], acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal [Jamie Dornan] uses unorthodox techniques to try to tap into the boy’s unconscious mind and reveal the truth about the events that led to his condition. But as he’s drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of Louis’ seeming ability to cheat death, the doctor finds himself falling for Louis’ mother, Natalie [Sarah Gadon]. As new clues emerge in the case, a shocking revelation changes the fates of Louis Drax and everyone around him. »

- Tamika Jones

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Bette Midler Gives Idina Menzel Her Blessing for Lifetime's Beaches Remake

3 August 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For the record, Bette Midler would gladly be the wind beneath Idina Menzel‘s wings.

PhotosYour Guide to TV’s 50+ Reboots and Revivals

When news first broke that Menzel would be starring in a made-for-Lifetime remake of Midler’s iconic 1988 film Beaches, the Internet — as it often does — responded with a confusing range of emotions. But one voice, arguably the most important, is rising above the noise to wish Menzel the best on her new project:

Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as Cc in Lifetime’s “Beaches!” Don’T

Tell Me The Ending!

Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 3, 2016

That’s right, »

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Bette Midler Gives ‘Beaches’ Remake Her Blessing: ‘I Can’t Wait To See Idina Menzel As Cc’

3 August 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Get ready to feel the wind beneath your wings one more time now that Lifetime has announced it’s developing a TV remake of the Bette Midler-Barbara Hershey tearjerker “Beaches”, with Broadway great (and let’s not forget “Frozen” star) Idina Menzel tapped to play Cc, the role originated by Midler in the 1988 film. As Deadline […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Bette Midler "Can't Wait" to See Idina Menzel Revive Her 'Beaches' Role

2 August 2016 10:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

No one is more excited to see the upcoming TV revival of Beaches than Bette Midler. In the 1988 feature film, Midler played the iconic role of Cc Bloom, an aspiring singer who meets Hillary (played Barbara Hershey) as a kid on the Venice Boardwalk. The pair's lifelong friendship is chronicled over decades in the beloved tearjerker, which was directed by Garry Marshall. Now, Lifetime is set to remake the classic as a TV movie, with Idina Menzel stepping into the role of Midler's Cc. "Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as Cc in Lifetime’s 'Beaches!'” Midler tweeted on Tuesday night, adding: "Don’T Tell

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- Jackie Strause

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Idina Menzel to Headline Lifteme's Beaches Remake

28 July 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "oiS8YokFzeY"] Break out the tissues, there's a new version of Beaches, and it's sure to bring on the waterworks. Lifetime is working on a remake of the 1988 tearjerker that followed the lifelong friendship between Cc (Bette Midler) and Hillary (Barbara Hershey), People has confirmed.Frozen and Rent star Idina Menzel will step into the role made famous by Midler and the TV movie will feature new takes on the classic songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love" and include several other songs recorded specifically for the movie. The rest of the cast has yet to be revealed, but »

- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA

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