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New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Sure Thing,' 'Into the Woods,' 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' and More

24 March 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Sure Thing - Shout! Factory - Blu-ray Director: Rob Reiner Cast: John CusackDaphne ZunigaBoyd GainesAnthony EdwardsTim Robbins. Full cast + crew There are a few noteworthy big-budget releases from 2014 hitting store shelves this week, but before we get to those let's focus on an old gem that an entirely new generation should rediscover: The Sure Thing, directed by Rob Reiner. It was his second feature ever, and it came sandwiched right between This is Spinal Tap and Stand By Me. It's a brilliant, character-driven script with two great leads in John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga. It elevates '80s sex comedy material to some endearing levels, and the whole movie has aged remarkably well. Highly, highly recommended if...

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- Peter Hall

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Twenty Two Good to Great New Releases on DVD/Blu-ray This Week, Plus Muck

24 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! We were off last week due to SXSW 2015, so new releases from March 17th *and* March 24th are covered below. If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. The Sure Thing Walter (John Cusack) is only in his first year of college, but he already realizes that he’s flunking at life’s most important subject — love. Well, maybe that’s overstating things a bit, but he is lacking in the romance department, so when a friend on the West coast invites him for a visit with the promise of a sure thing in the form of a hot California girl jonesing to hook up Walter sets off on a cross-country drive. The one catch is the forced presence of Alison (Daphne Zuniga) on the road trip, but Walter’s willing to risk this hellish drive for a shot at female perfection. Surprise »

- Rob Hunter

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TVLine Items: Reign's New Queen, Madam Adds Goodbye Girl and More

10 March 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rachel Skarsten just landed one royal gig.

The Lost Girl alumna will soon join Reign in the series regular role of Queen Elizabeth, per The Hollywood Reporter.

RelatedPilot News: Reign Alum to Lead CW’s Cheerleader Death Squad

Described as a beautiful, devious twentysomething who is early in her rule, Elizabeth will first appear in the upcoming Season 2 finale.

Outside of playing Lost Girl‘s Tamsin, Skarsten’s TV credits include Beauty and the Beast, The L.A. Complex and Flashpoint.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Madam Secretary, »

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No Sour Notes: Top Ten Fictional Bands in the Movies

8 March 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The thought of snapping your fingers to the tunes of your favorite fictional bands in film seems rather unreal. After all these movie music-makers seem like the “reel” deal in terms of their celluloid artistry and sense of colorful on-screen showmanship.

However, some of the fictional bands or musical acts we know very well and consider so fondly actually morph into real-life acts. Also, there are real-life bands that share a “fictionalized existence” on screen as well (for instance one can try and divide the musical phenomenon of The Beatles as treasured pop cultural entities from the mop top maniacs they portrayed on the big screen in A Hard’s Day Night or Help. Some may argue they were the one in the same in front of and away from the rolling cameras).

Whatever your definition of what constitutes a favorable fictional band in film at the present moment just »

- Frank Ochieng

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Bruce Willis to Star in Stephen King's 'Misery' on Broadway

5 March 2015 4:10 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Stephen King's 1987 novel Misery, which was adapted into the hit 1990 movie, will be turned into a new play, with Bruce Willis set to make his Broadway debut alongside theater favorite Elizabeth Marvel. Bruce Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by a nurse named Annie Wilkes (Elizabeth Marvel), who just happens to be the author's biggest fan. Kathy Bates won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the feature adaptation, which also starred James Caan as Paul Sheldon.

William Goldman, who wrote the feature screenplay adaptation, is writing the script for this play, which will be directed by Will Frears. The director previously staged the world premiere of his Misery stage adaptation in 2012 at the Bucks County Playhouse. Johanna Day and Daniel Gerroll starred as Annie and Paul in that production.

The play is being produced by Warner Bros. Theater Ventures' Mark Kaufman, »

- MovieWeb

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut in Misery Alongside House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Marvel

5 March 2015 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bruce Willis is Broadway's newest baby. The actor, 59, will make his debut in the fall alongside House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel for a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced in a press release. Misery, King's 1987 novel, spawned an Oscar-winning film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Marvel, 45, will take on the role of Annie Wilkes (which earned Bates her first and only Oscar), and Willis will play Paul Sheldon. The script, too, is in good hands. Written by William Goldman, the two-time Oscar winner also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Bruce Willis Will Make His Broadway Debut in Misery Alongside House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Marvel

5 March 2015 8:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bruce Willis is Broadway's newest baby. The actor, 59, will make his debut in the fall alongside House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel for a stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced in a press release. Misery, King's 1987 novel, spawned an Oscar-winning film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Marvel, 45, will take on the role of Annie Wilkes (which earned Bates her first and only Oscar), and Willis will play Paul Sheldon. The script, too, is in good hands. Written by William Goldman, the two-time Oscar winner also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Stephen King’s Misery Heads to Broadway with Bruce Willis

5 March 2015 7:17 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Stephen King’s obsessive fan two-hander Misery—adapted into a 1990 Rob Reiner film that saw an Oscar-winning performance from Kathy Bates—is coming to the Broadway stage.  The stage adaptation, written by Misery screenwriter William Goldman, initially went up at Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Playhouse in 2012. It’s now coming to New York via Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures…

The post Stephen King’s Misery Heads to Broadway with Bruce Willis appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Samuel Zimmerman

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Yippee-Ki-Broadway: Bruce Willis Set to Star in Stage Adaptation of 'Misery'

5 March 2015 2:59 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well this is... something. Bruce Willis, who has recently given up trying to choose what projects will be interesting and fresh and retain his brand as a worldwide star and has instead been starring in a series of direct-to-video-ish action movies and other franchise junk (and yet he sat out "Expendables 3"?), will make his Broadway debut this fall in a stage adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery." No, this is not some kind of elaborate joke. This is 100% true.

Willis will play the captive author essayed by James Caan in Rob Reiner's Oscar-winning film adaptation. Starring opposite him, as the homicidal super-fan Annie Wilkes is Broadway veteran Elizabeth Marvel. William Goldman, who wrote the film adaptation, has returned to write the book for the play (hopefully retaining some of the more fantastical elements that were jettisoned in the final film).

Little other information has been provided besides the play being a "strictly limited engagement. »

- Drew Taylor

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Bruce Willis to Make His Broadway Debut in Misery This Fall

4 March 2015 11:45 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the fall, in the stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery. The book was made into a film in 1990, directed by Rob Reiner and starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes, the obsessive fan who kept Caan's novelist Paul Sheldon captive when he crashed his car near her house. Die Hard actor Willis, who turns 60 later this month, will play the lead role of Sheldon, while Elizabeth Marvel [...] »

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Stephen King’s Misery Stage Adaptation to Star Bruce Willis on Broadway

4 March 2015 3:20 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Number one fans can be flattering, but Annie Wilkes comes on a little too strong, and Bruce Willis is about to find out just how strong when he makes his Broadway debut in Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures' stage adaptation of one of Stephen King's most chilling novels: Misery.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Bruce Willis will star as author Paul Sheldon opposite Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House Of Cards) as Annie Wilkes in Misery, the Broadway adaptation of the classic 1987 novel that was adapted to film in 1990 by Rob Reiner. The play is scribed by William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also penned the screenplay for the film adaptation. The stage version of Misery made its world premiere in the fall of 2012 at Bucks County Playhouse.

Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum) will direct Misery, which will have a limited run this fall at »

- Derek Anderson

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Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Misery' (Exclusive)

4 March 2015 2:29 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing an adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery to Broadway and has enlisted Bruce Willis to star. Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, House of Cards) in the play written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 Rob Reiner film that starred Kathy Bates in her Oscar-winning turn as Annie Wilkes. Willis will play the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of his unhinged "Number One

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Bruce Willis Heads For Misery On Stage

4 March 2015 8:00 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For years, the words “Bruce Willis” and “misery” have largely referred to his feelings about hitting the contractual press tour for his latest film. But he’s set to change that definition by making his first foray into Broadway theatre performance with a new stage version of Stephen King’s Misery.Willis will take over the role of Paul Sheldon, played in the film by James Caan. In case you haven’t seen Rob Reiner’s Oscar-winning take on the story, Sheldon is a novelist whose car crashes on a snowy road. Rescued by Annie Wilkes, a nurse who claims to be his “number one fan”, Paul comes to realise that he’s actually trapped with a lunatic who demands that he brings her favourite character from his books – Misery Chastain – back to life. When Sheldon refuses, Annie goes to increasingly violent lengths to convince him. William Goldman, who wrote the script for the film, »

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Bill Nye, Rob Reiner, Fran Lebowitz Topline Real Time with Bill Maher

17 February 2015 2:53 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV Picks: Real Time with Bill Maher continues the witty sharp salon of thinkers and sometimes stinkers who are moderated by comic/pundit and cultural analyst Bill Maher. Maher consistently books guess who cover the political gamut and intersperses with guests who are leaders of science, economics, spirituality (despite Maher’s aversion to religion) and top entertainment personalities too. It never bores.This coming Friday sees singer Aloe Blacc as the top of the show interview, Fran Lebowitz as the mid-show interview and the roundtable guests are reporter Elahe Izadi, science educator Bill Nye and director Rob Reiner.The music industry is in a […] »

- April Neale

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Oscars: Variety Critics and Pundits Debate the Films

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

We asked Variety’s trio of top critics and our awards gurus to weigh in on 2014 cinematically with these questions:

1. How do you rate 2014 against other years cinematically?

2. What is the scandal/most talked or not talked about issue of the year?

3. What aspect of the year in film made you stand up and say bravo?

Here are their answers.

Tim Gray, Awards Editor

1. I can’t answer this question until 2030, when we see what movies held up. But until then, I would rate the year highly. That’s based on the fact that we have at least four movies that could easily win best picture, and deserve to. Some years, it’s slim pickings, but there are some terrific films this year.

2. The most unsettling story is the Sony hacking. I feel bad for all those people who had their Social Security numbers and private information made public. And »

- Variety Staff

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New Girl Video: It's Her Dad's Wedding Day, So Where Is Jess' Date?

17 February 2015 6:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You had one job, New Girl‘s Ryan…

When Jess’ long-distance honey fails to keep the first big promise he’s made since returning to England — being her date for her dad’s wedding — the news doesn’t sit well with her mom (returning guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) or the rest of the roomies.

Photos New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel on Being the ‘Female Jordan Catalano’ — Plus: Pics From Jess’ Dad’s Wedding

In this exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode (Fox, 9/8c), writer Nina Pedrad takes us through Jess’ trip home, including her best man duties, the »

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9 uplifting films on Netflix to get you through winter

17 February 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Winter is long and hard, and it seems to just get harder as we wade further and further in. The days keep getting colder and greyer, summer feels a long way off, and sometimes the only rational option is to hole up on the sofa and watch some feel good films to help you forget the world outside.

Here are some of Digital Spy's favourite movies - all available on to watch on Netflix right now - to help us get through the season that never seems to end:

1. Forrest Gump

The unlikely adventures of Forrest Gump, a man who trips with blissful unawareness through some of the most important events of 20th century Us history are endlessly quotable, totally hilarious and offers a look at the world through clear, innocent eyes.

This is Tom Hanks at his very best, and you can compare Robin Wright's performance in this »

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The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches

12 February 2015 6:05 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of. I don't know that anything I write over the next few pages will provide new insight into one of the most influential comedy shows ever made, but I wondered if you could tell the story of the show — through good times and bad, through revolutions and evolutions and retrenchments — by looking at its sketches. I wound up picking 21 in all: some among the show's most famous, some obscure but important. These aren't meant as a definitive breakdown of the best "SNL" ever had to offer, but as a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The 25 Best Romantic Comedies Since When Harry Met Sally

11 February 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This article was originally published in February 2014. We are rerunning it with Valentine's Day coming up. Twenty-five years ago, When Harry Met Sally revolutionized the romantic comedy. Sure, this film genre had been around since the earliest days of cinema, and had once been the domain of giants like Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch and Stanley Donen. But Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s 1989 hit, with its slick, highly quotable back-and-forth between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, as well as its oddly self-reflective quality, felt like something strange and new — the Star Wars of romantic comedies. It wasn’t just a romantic comedy, it was a rom-com. We’ve been living in its wake ever since, and Valentine's Day seemed like a good time to look at the 25 intervening years and pick our favorites.A couple of caveats: We focused only on American and British rom-coms. In part, this was »

- Bilge Ebiri,David Edelstein

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New Girl's Zooey Deschanel on Being the 'Female Jordan Catalano' — Plus: New Pics from Jess' Dad's Wedding

9 February 2015 6:24 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There was a period in New Girl star Zooey Deschanel‘s adolescence, the actress says, when she bore a striking resemblance to My So-Called Life‘s flannel-clad heartthrob.

And on Tuesday, Feb. 17, you’ll get to see for yourself.

Related New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel Is Expecting — Will Jess Be, Too?

The episode (Fox, 9/8c) finds Jess and the gang traveling to Oregon for Bob and Ashley’s wedding — yep, that crazy pair is really going through with it.

The trip also provides a chance for the roomies to examine remnants from their pal’s past (including the aforementioned Jared Leto haircut, »

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