19 items from 2014
If there was any doubt that the Oscar-season engine is roaring, events, Q&As, screenings and all that jazz is at a fever pitch — and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. Today’s big moment belonged to reigning Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey, who got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame followed by a lavish lunch at Spago in Beverly Hills hosted by Paramount Chairman Brad Grey and attended by his Interstellar co-stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain (who was excited to sit next to Martin Landau and hear his Actors Studio stories) and Mackenzie Foy, along with director Christopher Nolan and producer/wife Emma Thomas and brother Jonathan, with whom he co-wrote the screenplay. Oh, and did I forget to mention Paramount also invited scores of Academy members to celebrate with Matthew? His family including kids and wife Camila Alves were at the ceremony, and Alves also came »
- Pete Hammond
It looks like a certain Days of Our Lives hunk will be the recipient of a big ol’ trick this Halloween.
Related The Young & the Restless Taps Sally Kellerman for Mystery Role
The mysterious storyline kicks off Friday, Oct. 31, when Wilson makes her Days debut.
In addition to her runs as PC‘s Karen and Atwt‘s Meg, Wilson’s credits include the web series The Bay, »
“Are you there, God? It’s me, Alicia.”
Ok, nobody said that on this week’s installment of The Good Wife. But maybe, just maybe, a higher power whispered in the ear of our atheist protagonist Alicia Florrick and convinced her to rethink her stance against declaring her candidacy for State’s Attorney against that rat bastard fink James Castro. Then again, maybe it was just a combination of Good Angel (Gloria Steinem) and Bad Angel (Eli Gold) reminding Saint Alicia that it is, in fact, a woman’s prerogative to change her mind.
Whatever the case, Alicia’s last-act »
“Here’s a guy who’s got his own thing going, and he’s completely supportive and unintimidated by his wife being in a position of power,” Daly tells TVLine. “I think the fact that he’s unintimidated by a woman in power is a great message for men: Guys, it’s Ok. Your girlfriend or your wife can be big, and you can still be confident. »
The actress — whose departure from Community was announced on Tuesday — has been upgraded to a full-fledged series regular on CBS’ upcoming reboot, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Brown joined The Odd Couple in August as the assistant to Matthew Perry’s Oscar, but the gig was initially a recurring one. With her Community exit a done deal, she was free to commit to Odd Couple full-time.
Watch out, Genoa City — there's a pair of Hot Lips coming your way. CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” has cast Sally Kellerman, who famously portrayed Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in the 1970 film “M*A*S*H,” for an upcoming role, a spokesman for the show told TheWrap on Thursday. Also read: ‘General Hospital’ Casts Former ‘Young and the Restless’ Star Billy Miller as New Jason Morgan Kellerman will make her “Y&R” debut in November for a multi-episode run. The actress will play a character named Constance Bingham. Kellerman, 77, has remained active on television, appearing on “Unsupervised, »
- Tim Kenneally
Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic trailer uses Iggy Azalea’s music As Billboard notes, though "Lifetime almost certainly couldn’t license an actual Aaliyah song for the trailer...it still seems odd to hear Azalea's ‘Goddess’ over footage of Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah." “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months for fraud Teresa Giudice is expected to get a lighter sentence between 21 and 26 months, but the couple will serve time separately so one of them could take care of their four daughters. NBC will revisit Peter Pan again with romcom “Wendy and Peter” The workplace comedy will be told from the point of view of Wendy, who falls for Peter, despite his refusal to embrace adulthood. Click Read Full Post For More Piers Morgan blames Anderson Cooper for his low CNN ratings “Could I have done with a better lead-in? Yes,” Morgan tells Politico now that he’s »
- Norman Weiss
Hot Lips in the afternoon? You betcha.
Kellerman, who nabbed Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her portrayal of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, will join the soap as Constance Bingham.
Not many details are available about Constance, but we know this: She’ll first air in November, she’ll be around for multiple episodes, and she’ll interact with several Genoa City citizens. »
Tom Sizemore has taken to crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise funds for his passion project An Honest Thief, a noir-ish thriller that the Heat and Saving Private Ryan actor is putting together as a starring vehicle. It’s his first film as a producer and a step toward rebuilding his up-and-down career following a public relapse in January, but Sizemore says he has refocused his sights on sobriety and is optimistic. “I want to get back,” he said over the phone Wednesday. “I want to make something I look forward to.”
An Honest Thief is written by the actor’s younger brother Aaron Sizemore and tracks three outcasts who plot to steal a prized baseball card collection from a local pawnbroker. Belgian helmer Giorgio Serafini (Gente Di Mare) is attached to direct the pic, which is set in Sizemore’s hometown of Detroit and will film on location. Sizemore will play Danny St. »
- Jen Yamato
Each episode of the comedy offers a fictionalized look at Marc’s life, chronicling the man’s misguided attempts to grow.
“Usually Marc has a hard time maintaining long-term relationships, but luckily not with us,” said Jennifer Caserta, president of IFC. “He’s committed to bringing his wry humor and refreshing perspective back to IFC for a third season.”
“I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we’re doing another one,” said Maron. “Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I’m excited about getting back into the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that’s what drives the show. »
- Shelli Weinstein
Andrew here with the late and last back to school entry, which makes sense because the 1986 mega-hit Back to School is all about heading back to school late.
Those first few back at school are always a hassle for students, sure. But, they’re probably not that simple for the educators, either. Think about it. It’s your first day teaching a new class of students. How do you make a great first impression so that they’re interested in your class, not just for the first day, but for the rest of the semester?
With that in mind, watching both the students and lecturers at college navigate those first classes in Back to School become even more interesting. Sixty year old Thornton Melon heads back to university as a show of solidarity to prevent his disillusioned son from dropping out. He’s a virtual fish out of water adapting »
- Andrew Kendall
‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ actress Marilyn Burns dead at 64 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre actress Marilyn Burns, the one cast member who manages to survive Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s low-budget 1974 horror cult classic, was found dead on Tuesday, August 4, 2014, at her home in the Houston area. According to her manager, "she was found unresponsive by a family member." The cause of death remains unclear. Burns (born on July 5, 1950, in Erie, Pennsylvania) was 64. The Houston-raised Marilyn Burns began appearing in films in the early ’70s. She had a bit part in Robert Altman’s Houston-filmed Brewster McCloud (1970), starring Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, and Shelley Duvall, and was later cast in a supporting role in Sidney Lumet’s Austin-shot 1974 drama Lovin’ Molly; however, Burns was ultimately replaced by Susan Sarandon, reportedly remaining in the production as a stand-in for both Sarandon and Blythe Danner. Also in 1974, Marilyn Burns landed the »
- Andre Soares
Given the who’s-who of collaborators and acolytes of the late Robert Altman assembled for this feature-length tribute, it would have been all too easy for director Ron Mann to let the film turn into a loose, digressive — indeed, Altmanesque — jamboree of war stories and portable wisdom. But to great, stirring effect, “Altman” charts a different course, drawing on a wealth of existing material to tell the filmmaker’s story largely in his own, brashly eloquent words, and through generous clips from his massive, admittedly uneven, always uncompromising filmography. The result captures Altman the artist and the man, the one inseparable from the other, about as well as any two-hour film could hope to do. The pic makes its broadcast debut on Epix Aug. 6, following its June 20 premiere as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s ongoing Altman retrospective.
Working closely with Altman’s widow, Kathryn, and his frequent producer, »
- Scott Foundas
Now what would the medical profession be like without the dependable skills of nursing in cinema? Sure, the doctors get their lion’s share of representation in the movies but what about the nurses that serve them? What is so interesting about the portrayal of nurses in film is that they can be characterized beyond the compassionate medical maidens that the public associates them with on a whim. Motion pictures allow for big screen nurses to show some complexity beyond loving bedside manners and juggling bedpans. Cinematic nurses can be caring, comical, crazed, confused or corrupt.
Whatever the complication or consideration of these celluloid servers of health care rest assure that they are a glorified bunch in their devotion to the medical field. Whether flawed or favorable we will take a look at some of the top-notch nurses in film as cited in The Healthy Helpers: The Top 10 Movie Nurses. »
- Frank Ochieng
Out Wrestler Darren Young Coming To GaymerX Convention
Meghan McCain has joined the Board Of Directors of GLAAD
Teens react to 90′s internet. Shut up, you brats!
Here’s the new trailer for the final season of True Blood. Still no Eric.
Brad Paisley doesn’t suffer fools.
Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(ass) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud. pic.twitter.com/OrMhJjD8NE
— Brad Paisley »
The 3rd Annual "King of Shorts" has arrived. The New York Short Film Festival runs May 27-29 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. Over 60 films from 11 countries will be participating in this international competition. showcase shorts featuring "Bingo Night," starring Mindy Sterling ("Austin Powers"), "The Lord of Catan," starring Amy Acker ("Much Ado About Nothing") and Fran Kranz ("The Cabin in the Woods"), "The Parting Glass" produced by NY agency Opperman Weiss, "What Cheer?" starring Richard Kind ("Spin City," "Argo"), and "Joan's Day Out," starring Sally Kellerman ("Mash"), Tara Lynne Barr ("God Bless America"), and Betsy Franco ("Broken Tower," "General Hospital"). For the full lineup, go to www.NYshortsFest.com »
- Taylor Lindsay
Johnny Knoxville, Ray Romano, David Cross, and Sarah Silverman will pop up as themselves during the 13-episode season, along with Michael Ian Black, Conan O’Brien, and Andy Richter. Also joining the guest list inside and outside the garage are Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Rob Riggle, Bill Burr, Paul Feig, Wyatt Cenak, Joey “Coco” Diaz, Rachael Harris, Moshe Kasher, Tom Kenny, Dave Koechner, »
- Dan Snierson
This weekend's "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," a feature-length, 3D animated film from DreamWorks Animation, is already notable in the sense that it's the first film based on characters from the classic series "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" that doesn't look like it's going to be a huge financial disaster.
The spritely story of time traveling dog Mr. Peabody (this time voiced by Ty Burrell) and his "pet" human Sherman (Max Charles) is adapted from the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments of "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show," and was directed by Rob Minkoff (it's his first animated feature since a movie we've never heard of called "The Lion King").
With "Frozen" finally exiting theaters and "The Lego Movie" losing some of its staying power, it looks like "Mr. Peabody and Sherman," a brightly colored, lively movie that will probably rake in some big box office. The premise is appealing and a number of parents »
- Drew Taylor
Director Robert Altman had his fair share of ups and downs. The oscillation between works widely lauded and those typically forgotten is prevalent throughout his exceptionally diverse career. This was — and still is — certainly the case with his 1970s output. This decade of remarkable work saw the release of now established classics like M*A*S*H, Nashville, and McCabe & Mrs. Miller, as well as a picture like 3 Women, which would gradually gain a cult following of sorts and subsequently be regarded as a quality movie despite its initial dismissal. But couched between and around these features are more electric and generally more unorthodox films. There are multiple titles from this, arguably Altman’s most creative of decades, that remain generally unheralded to all but his most ardent of admirers.
For Altman, the 1970s began with this disparity. The first year of the decade saw the release of M*A*S*H, »
- Jeremy Carr
19 items from 2014
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