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13 items from 2014


What Was Going On With Mark Wahlberg's Speech - Besides Swearing?

13 April 2014 8:27 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There were so many bleeps in Mark Wahlberg's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, it was hard to figure out what exactly was going on. After a montage of his impressive career, Mark took the stage to pick up the MTV generation award. The lifetime achievement award is given to "an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent" and has been won by the likes of Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Reese Witherspoon (but not Jennifer Aniston, as Mark thought). In his speech, Mark proceeded to cover a range of topics. They included: Palm Sunday Boston Tom Cruise Transformers Ted 2 Being incarcerated Victoria's Secret models His one-hit rap career His underwear modeling career Penny Marshall The 1975 film Hard Times America Check out the video below. We'll take what he's drinking! »

- Annie Gabillet

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Big 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

8 April 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Though Tom Hanks had been around the block several times before Big hit, it’s the movie that really launched him into a top spot in the cultural consciousness. The awesome, but short-lived, Bosom Buddies managed to get Hanks some guest spots on shows like Family Ties, and 1984 kicked off a string off films that, while perhaps loved by some, didn’t exactly serve to rocket anyone to stardom – Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit. 1988′s Big put Hanks on the map in a big way, and audiences were taken by the charm, depth, and overall impressive abilities Hanks displayed in the film. This carried him through a few years of what we have to now hope were contractual obligation films (Joe vs. The Volcano, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch), to the point that Hanks managed A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, »

- Marc Eastman

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Awakenings

1 April 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

A heartwarming and heartbreaking medical drama starring Robin Williams as a shy neurologist who uses a miracle drug to 'awaken' patients who have been trapped in a catatonic state for decades. Set in 1969, it is the true story of Leonard, the first patient to respond to the treatment, movingly played by Oscar nominee Robert De Niro. Sympathetic yet unsentimental direction from 'Big' Penny Marshall put the film in the running for Best Picture. »

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Awakenings

1 April 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

A heartwarming and heartbreaking medical drama starring Robin Williams as a shy neurologist who uses a miracle drug to 'awaken' patients who have been trapped in a catatonic state for decades. Set in 1969, it is the true story of Leonard, the first patient to respond to the treatment, movingly played by Oscar nominee Robert De Niro. Sympathetic yet unsentimental direction from 'Big' Penny Marshall put the film in the running for Best Picture. »

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Bruce Dern says the Oscar race was way longer than expected at Paramount nominees toast

28 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills, Calif. — With the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars coming up this weekend, finally putting a bow on the year and wrapping up the kudos season, studios, agencies, production companies and anyone in between are feting those in their midst with skin in the game at this soiree or that. Thursday night, among other things, it was Paramount Pictures holding one of its big star-packed parties at Spago in Beverly Hills, everyone from Roger Corman to Jane Seymour turning out to honor the studio's Oscar nominees in films like "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Nebraska," "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." It was a two-hour event but some folks were just in and out. "Wolf" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill made an appearance but didn't linger. "Nebraska" director Alexander Payne showed his face later in the evening. Martin Scorsese, however, held court in a »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Tribeca Film Searching For More Vine Stars With #6SecFilms Competition

24 February 2014 2:08 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Last year, when Vine was still in its infancy, the Tribeca Film Festival played host to the #6SecFilms competition, which shined a spotlight the new class of six-second filmmakers who are using Vine as an artistic platform. This year, Tribeca Film is once again teaming up with Vine to bring #6SecFilms back for a second round. As with last year's contest, this year's entries will be spread across four categories: Genre, Comedy, Drama, and Animate. Viners wishing to enter simply need to upload their six-second masterpieces to Twitter and hashtag it with both #6SecFilms and the submission's category. The best entries will be shortlisted by Tribeca Film's panel (which last year included director Penny Marshall and the short-form gurus at 5SecondFilms), and a new wrinkle will allow fan votes to decide which Vine takes home the Audience Choice Award. Some of last year's finalists are now full-time Viners. Stop-motion »

- Sam Gutelle

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Meme: Finnish Olympian Comes Out, Gabourey Sidibe Jokes About “Tranny On Tranny Crime,” Neil Gaiman Reads “Green Eggs And Ham”

3 February 2014 4:47 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jk Rowling wished Hermione and Harry ended up together, Ryan Phillippe’s strip tease, One Direction ditches the party to make “Midnight Memories”

Dylan Farrow, in the wake of the Golden Globes honoring Woody Allen, has written an open letter detailing what she claims was ongoing sexual abuse at the hands of Allen. It’s painful to read, and if true, will overshadow Allen’s career forever.

As for a response, Allen says he will deliver one shortly, but in the meantime says that a thorough investigation at the time cleared him of all charges. Some critics are already saying they’re boycotting Allen.

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of the closet. He’s the first Finnish athlete to do so while still competing. “I wanted to start a broader discussion in connection with Sochi, because it’s sad that the legislation in Russia restricts the human »

- Ed Kennedy

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Alan Tudyk Becomes One of Adult Swim’s “Newsreaders” and Chris Colfer Joins the “Hollywood Game Night” Finale

3 February 2014 4:39 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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TVLine has the scoop  on the proposed Supernatural spin-off. The series will follow a new hunter who comes to realize that Chicago is under the control of five monster families and the tensions from their attempts to consolidate power while maintaining the peace. I have to admit, that sounds a lot soapier than I’d expect out of a Supernatural spin-off.

When Adult Swim’s fake news show Newsreaders returns for its second season, it will feature a new host — Alan Tudyk. I’ll miss (previous Newsreaders host) Mather Zickel but Alan Tudyk getting a chance to be goofy is generally a good thing.

Too bad “goody and naked” isn’t likely on a fake news show.

The Newsroom and Smash alum Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS’ summer series Extant. The series stars Halle Berry as Molly, an astronaut who returns from earth after a long mission in space. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Penny Marshall And Lorraine Bracco To Guest Star As Lesbian Couple On 'Mulaney'

2 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will guest star as a lesbian couple in Fox’s new comedy, Mulaney, created by and starring Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney.

Marshall is most known for staring as Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983). Bracco stared in Goodfellas, The Sopranos and currently appears on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

New Sitcom 'Mulaney'

Mulaney is a multi-camera comedy show about John Mulaney, a struggling stand-up comic who is trying to “be a good person.” He finds help in his journey from his boss Lou, played by Martin Short, and his gay neighbor, Oscar, played by Elliott Gould. John will also be struggling with his roommates, Seymour (Griffin Newman) and Jane (SNL’s Nasim Pedrad). Marshall and Bracco will reportedly guest star in the show's second episode as friends of Oscar's.

We're making another! "Mulaney" Episode 2! Tapes Feb 6. Be there. An amazing cast! Special guest stars! »

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Special Report: The Sundance Film Festival 2014: Best Of Fest

30 January 2014 12:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writing his musings officially for The Hollywood News, friend of the site Adam Mast of Utah’s Zboneman.com and The Independent, describes his experience and lists his top films from Sundance 2014.

Sundance 2014 was a bit of a milestone for me. Not only was it the 30th anniversary of the iconic fest, but it also happened to be my 20th consecutive year attending. Not to be outdone, I managed to take in a whopping 41 screenings in 10 short days. Insane, I know. While it was exhausting, it was also an incredibly magical experience.

The general consensus amongst many of the attendees I spoke to during the fest, was that there wasn’t a break out hit this year. I suppose that’s all a matter of perception. From where I was sitting, this might have been the most consistent Sundance in recent memory. Of the 41 films I took in, there were »

- Paul Heath

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Laverne & Shirley: The Seventh Season Debuts on DVD February 4th

14 January 2014 3:20 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Join two best friends "doing it their way" when Laverne & Shirley: The Seventh Season arrives on DVD February 4. Starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams in their iconic title roles, the latest collection comes packed with special features including a sidesplitting gag reel and episode promos.

Follow bright-eyed, naive and demure Shirley Feeney (Williams) and brassy, tough-talking, street smart Laverne De Fazio (Marshall) as they date an array of questionable men, tolerate their dippy, loony neighbors Lenny and Squiggy, and endeavor as always to "make all their dreams come true." Including all 22 episodes on a three-disc set, Laverne & Shirley: The Seventh Season is a must-own for fans of the beloved classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley.

DVD Basics

Street Date: February 4, 2014

Price: $42.99

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 9 hours »

- MovieWeb

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Garry Marshall Tapped for WGA’s Paddy Chayefksy Award

8 January 2014 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Garry Marshall — the man behind “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy” — will receive the Writers Guild of America West’s 2014 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement.

The honor will be presented at the Writers Guild Awards’ West Coast ceremony on Feb. 1 at the Jw Marriott Los Angeles.

Garry Marshall’s filmography – from ‘The Joey Bishop Show’ to ‘Happy Days’ – is a virtual history of American television comedy,” said WGA West president Christopher Keyser. “Both of-their-time and timeless, his shows are a gentle, generous, comic mirror held up to late mid-century America. And no one is a finer or funnier chronicler of friendship – male or female (or alien) – than Garry Marshall.”

Marshall created or co-created and executive produced “Happy Days” (1974-84), “Laverne & Shirley” (1976-83), “Joanie Loves Chachi,” “Mork & Mindy,” “Angie,” “Makin’ It,” “The Brian Keith Show,”  and “Hey, Landlord!”

He also developed “The New Odd Couple.” His other »

- Dave McNary

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Veterans Actors Rule and (Possibly) a Couple of Near-Records: Best Actor Predictions for the 86th Academy Awards

4 January 2014 10:02 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Actor (Robert Redford in ‘All Is Lost’) (See also: "Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Picture, Best Director.") The 2014 Academy Awards’ Best Actor field is overflowing with well-received performances by film veterans and super-veterans. No less than ten actors are found on our lists of nominees and immediate runners-up; that means our list of Best Actor "long shots" is all but meaningless, as, barring a miracle, there’s no chance for any of those actors to be shortlisted for an Oscar this year. (See also: “Best Actress 2014 Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep to Break Another Record?”) Note: Our list of likely Best Actor nominees matches four of the 2014 SAG Awards’ five nominees in that category. Now, it’s good to remember three things regarding the SAG Awards vs. the Academy Awards: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Actors Branch, about 1,100 members, tends to be more "elitist" (or »

- Steve Montgomery

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