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What if George Bailey (James Stewart) took that job Potter offered him? He would have become The Wolf of Bedford Falls. Frank Capra's timeless classic It's a Wonderful Life gets a Martin Scorsese makeover in this new trailer tailored after The Wolf of Wall Street. Check out this updated version just in time for the holidays, from comedian Owne Weber.
It's a Wonderful Life was released January 7th, 1947 and stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond. The film is directed by Frank Capra.
The Wolf of Wall Street comes to theaters December 25th, 2013 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Cristin Milioti, Jon Bernthal, Ethan Suplee, Jon Favreau. The film is directed by Martin Scorsese. »
Lovers of It's a Wonderful Life will all have favourite lines from the 1946 feelgood movie that rivals Dickens's A Christmas Carol – with which it shares a plot – as the main course in seasonal schmaltz. I relish the moment when Jimmy Stewart's George Bailey, shown by his guardian angel how dismal his little town would have been without him, asks about the fate of his wife Mary. "She's just about to close up the library!" reveals angel Clarence Odbody. Cue a shot of Donna Reed, a tragic spinster in this grim alternative world, complete with librarian's bun, specs and tweeds. The horror, the horror! »
‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ sequel could get killed by Paramount (photo: James Stewart and Donna Reed in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’) What would the world be like if any one individual human being had never been born? In most cases, the world would quite possibly be an infinitely better place, but the overwhelming majority of (delusional) humans want to feel good about themselves and their place on our overpopulated, fast-rotting planet. Hence movies such as Frank Capra’s 1946 sentimental fantasy drama It’s a Wonderful Life, released the year after the end of World War II — which reportedly left about 60 million human beings dead (plus countless other non-humans), in addition to millions more maimed, homeless, and/or psychologically destroyed. Starring James Stewart as Small Town America family man George Bailey, who almost kills himself but is prevented from doing so by an angel with way too much time in his hands, »
- Andre Soares
“No project relating to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ can proceed without a license from Paramount,” a Par spokesman said. “To date, these individuals have not obtained any of the necessary rights, and we would take all appropriate steps to protect those rights.”
Rko Pictures released the movie in 1946. Paramount owns the copyright due to its 1998 acquisition of Spelling Entertainment and its Republic Pictures subsidiary, which had been the owner of the rights to the original 1939 story “The Greatest Gift.”
The sequel, titled “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being financed by Allen J. »
- Dave McNary
The sequel, titled "It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story," is being financed by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners and co-produced by Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird Productions. It is expected to release in 2015, reports variety.com.
Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter "Zuzu" in the original, will also be a part of the sequel.
No casting decision for the lead role of Bailey's grandson will be made until February, but producers have begun discussions with. »
- Diksha Singh
Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions teamed up to develop a sequel to the classic 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life," which starred Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, and was nominated for five Oscars. The sequel, called "It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story," will bring back Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter Zuzu in the original. This time, she'll be an angel who shows Bailey's unlikable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born. "The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original . every life is important as long as you have friends," said Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton, who collaborated on the screenplay. The plan is to officially begin casting in February in order to have the film in theaters by 2015. The budget is between $25 and $35 million. Producers are in talks with »
On the list of the most loved films of all time, the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life has to rank pretty high, even after 67 years. Now a sequel is being made to the timeless classic. The decision to revisit the treasured film is sure to divide fan opinion.
Every year, millions of people sit down in front of their TV sets or computers to rewatch the beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Nearly seven decades after it was first released, the movie is still a fan favorite. Few films have stood the test of time the way Frank Capra’s cherished Christmas film has. Therefore, the decision to make a sequel to the film is rather daring. While many may see it as a nice homage to the longevity of the original, others will surely condemn the filmmakers for daring to disrespect their much-loved classic.
Karolyn Grimes will appear in the sequel. »
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A sequel to the iconic 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life is currently in the works, with the release date tentatively set for the 2015 holiday season, Variety reports.
Star Partners and Hummingbird Prods. are collaborating on the production of the sequel, titled It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, and the screenplay has already been written by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton.
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"The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original – every life is important as long as you have friends," Farnsworth said.
The surprising sequel will even be bringing back a few of the original cast members -- most notably Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in the original -- who will now appear as an angel who shows George Bailey's grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.
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The follow-up, entitled It's a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story, follows the unlikeable grandson of James Stewart's George Bailey. Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey's daughter Zuzu in the original, will play an angel who shows the grandson, also named George Bailey, how life would be better if he had never been born. Karolyn Grimes delivered the famous line "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings" in It's a Wonderful Life, which followed George Bailey's near-suicide attempt on Christmas Eve, before his guardian angel intervened.
Hummingbird's Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton wrote the screenplay, with Farnsworth also producing alongside Star Partners' Allen J. Schwalb. The producers are hoping to get the sequel in theaters by Christmas 2015. Here's what Bob Farnsworth had to say about the story. »
The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being produced by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners and Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season.
Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.
Grimes, of course, bellowed the iconic line, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!” in the original movie, about a troubled family man (Stewart) whose near-suicide on Christmas Eve »
- Dave McNary
Major retailers have already started their holiday sales and commercials, but really there's nothing that can put people into the Christmas spirit quicker than the beloved 1946 Frank Capra classic It's a Wonderful Life , starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. As if trying to give fans of that film an early Christmas present, Star Partners and Hummingbird Productions have announced that they're working on a sequel to the movie, titled It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story , as reported by Variety . The film will focus on George Bailey's grandson, also named George, a role that's yet to be cast, with Karolyn Grimes, who played Bailey's daughter Zuzu in the original movie, returning as an angel, no less, showing him how much better the world would be if he hadn't been born. »
There are some other possible interpretations of January Jones's Halloween costume: She could be Grace Kelly, or Donna Reed? Maybe she's ironic Donna Reed? Your grandmother's #Tbt photo? But yeah, based on this photograph, it sure looks like January Jones just dressed as Betty Draper for Halloween. Respect to January Jones for not caring, not even a little bit. »
- Amanda Dobbins
War is hell, for sure, but war can make for undeniably brilliant movie-making. Here, the Guardian and Observer's critics pick the ten best
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As the second world war thriller became bogged down during the mid-60s in plodding epics like Operation Crossbow and The Heroes of Telemark, someone was needed to reintroduce a little sang-froid, some post-Le Carré espionage, and for heaven's sake, some proper macho thrills into the genre. Alistair Maclean stepped up, writing the screenplay and the novel of Where Eagles Dare simultaneously, and Brian G Hutton summoned up a better than usual cast headed by Richard Burton (Major Jonathan Smith), a still fresh-faced Clint Eastwood (Lieutenant Morris Schaffer), and the late Mary Ure (Mary Elison).
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In 1953, From Here to Eternity took the world by storm, going on to win eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Not a bad haul for a film based on a book that was considered quite controversial at the time due to language and its painting of the military in a bad light. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the film is being given an upgrade to Blu-Ray so that a whole new generation can continue enjoying it for years to come.
That being said, it’s rather curious to see how the film holds up nowadays. It’s been over ten years since I first saw it, with my vague memories of it being mostly positive, but was there a reason that I didn’t see it again for so long? Well, this brand new edition is the perfect opportunity to go back and revisit what »
- Jeff Beck
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What's It About? James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel are all partying at Franco's house, but there's just one impending issue: it's the apocalypse. Things get crazier and crazier as the world begins to crumble and the celebs at the party meet their doom one by one.
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Why We're In: What could be better than a round up of the funniest Judd Apatow staples playing themselves when the world is ending? Yeah, not much. The best thing about these guys is that they know how to laugh at themselves and also keep us laughing too. Plus Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, and Emma Watson also make some cameos. "This Is the End" was also one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).
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- Erin Whitney
Review by Sam Moffitt
I love finding new things.
Writers I never heard of, music I’m not familiar with, a movie recommended by a friend I trust. Even better than finding something new is discovering that the material in question is a lot better than expected. I like to be surprised, I enjoy the professional output of talented people, writers, film makers, musicians, artists in general.
But nothing, and I mean nothing, could have prepared me for the atom bomb blast the Collins Kids have put on me.
A little back ground first. I recently went on vacation and drove to Missouri from my home in St. Petersburg, Florida to visit my family at our reunion over Labor Day weekend. I drove there through Mississippi and took my time, visited places that interested me. Stopped in Indianola, Ms and visited the B.B. King Museum (I highly recommend it by »
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Shirley Jones Movies: Innocent virgins and sex workers galore (photo: Shirley Jones and Burt Lancaster in ‘Elmer Gantry’) (See previous post: “Shirley Jones: From Book to Movies.”) I haven’t watched The Cheyenne Social Club (1970), a comedy Western directed by Gene Kelly, and starring 62-year-old James Stewart as a cowpoke who inherits an establishment that turns out to be a popular house of prostitution. Henry Fonda plays Stewart’s partner. And I’m sure Shirley Jones, as one of the sex workers, looks lovely in the film. Hopefully, director Kelly gave this likable, talented actress the chance to do more than just stand around looking pretty. But then again … For all purposes, The Cheyenne Social Club ended Shirley Jones’ film stardom; that same year she turned to TV and The Partridge Family. Jones would return to films only nine years later, as one of several stars (among them Michael Caine, »
- Andre Soares
Mickey Rooney movie schedule (Pt): TCM on August 13 See previous post: “Mickey Rooney Movies: Music and Murder.” Photo: Mickey Rooney ca. 1940. 3:00 Am Death On The Diamond (1934). Director: Edward Sedgwick. Cast: Robert Young, Madge Evans, Nat Pendleton, Mickey Rooney. Bw-71 mins. 4:15 Am A Midsummer Night’S Dream (1935). Director: Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle. Cast: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Ross Alexander, Anita Louise, Mickey Rooney, Joe E. Brown, Victor Jory, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale, Jean Muir, Frank McHugh, Grant Mitchell, Hobart Cavanaugh, Dewey Robinson, Hugh Herbert, Arthur Treacher, Otis Harlan, Helen Westcott, Fred Sale, Billy Barty, Rags Ragland. Bw-143 mins. 6:45 Am A Family Affair (1936). Director: George B. Seitz. Cast: Mickey Rooney, Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden. Bw-69 mins. 8:00 Am Boys Town (1938). Director: Norman Taurog. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton, Gene Reynolds, Edward Norris, Addison Richards, Minor Watson, Jonathan Hale, »
- Andre Soares
Lana Turner movies: Scandal and more scandal Lana Turner is Turner Classic Movies’ "Summer Under the Stars" star today, Saturday, August 10, 2013. I’m a little — or rather, a lot — late in the game posting this article, but there are still three Lana Turner movies left. You can see Turner get herself embroiled in scandal right now, in Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life (1959), both the director and the star’s biggest box-office hit. More scandal follows in Mark Robson’s Peyton Place (1957), the movie that earned Lana Turner her one and only Academy Award nomination. And wrapping things up is George Sidney’s lively The Three Musketeers (1948), with Turner as the ruthless, heartless, remorseless — but quite elegant — Lady de Winter. Based on Fannie Hurst’s novel and a remake of John M. Stahl’s 1934 melodrama about mother love, class disparities, racism, and good cooking, Imitation of Life was shown on »
- Andre Soares
North Korean comrade Kim flies into a theatre near you. Look at her at your own risk, lest you be beamed to death. Cornering the Most-Over-The-Top-Film-Award at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival is this incredible North Korean Horatio Alger story of a coal miner.s daughter ( I am not making this up) whose desire to become a trapeze artist takes her to the big city a world of scary adventure. Well, actually the adventure is not all that scary, but the makeup sure is. Filmed entirely in North Korea, with a North Korean cast and crew, the look and feel of the film is identical to the Donna Reed series in 1950.s America. Comrade Kim Yong-Mi (Han Jong-sim) »
- Ron Wilkinson
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