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James Franco attends “FrancoFest”
Johnny Weir Allegedly Bit Husband Victor Weir-Voronov In Domestic Dispute
I was wondering how long this was going to take. Post-apocalyptic video game The Last Of Us (which I reviewed last year) is making its way to the big screen. They better not screw this one up.
Steve Grand talks about the enormous success of his Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album.
The nominees for the MTV Movie Awards have been announced, and it »
When "This Is Spinal Tap" opened on March 2, 1984, it made a modest $4.7 million, but the cast and crew behind this "rockumentary" likely had no idea what an oft-quoted, cultural touchstone it would become. ("This one goes to 11.")
At the time, maybe the send-up of big-hair heavy metal bands was too close to reality, and many moviegoers thought Spinal Tap was a real band. Actually, the film did have a soundtrack (with such classics as "Sex Farm Woman") since the comic geniuses of Spinal Tap wrote and performed their own songs. They even took the group on the road in 2009 for the film's 25th anniversary and even opened up for themselves as their other musical persona, The Folksmen from Spinal Tap's folk sequel of sorts, "A Mighty Wind."
- Sharon Knolle
Hey, Toronto! Kathy Bates is going to make audience members at the Tiff Bell Lightbox squirm tomorrow as the Twitch presented Stephen King retrospective Kingdom Of Fear continues with a big screen showing of Rob Reiner's classic take on Misery.When famed potboiler novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is badly injured in a car accident during a snowstorm, he is rescued by local nurse -- and Sheldon's self-professed "number-one fan" -- Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who is thrilled to discover that she is tending to her literary idol in her remote Colorado cottage. But when Annie discovers that Paul has killed off his much-loved main character Misery Chastain in his new novel, this seeming angel of mercy turns into a she-devil incarnate, as Annie uses all...
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Koch Media has secured a hat-trick of acquisitions for UK distribution, following thsi month’s Efm in Berlin, including Zac Braff comedy drama Wish I Was Here, Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton rom com And So It Goes…, and zombie comedy Life After Beth, headed by rising stars Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza.
Koch will release all three titles in 2014.
Marking Zac Braff’s first film behind the camera since Garden State in 2004, Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here tells the story of a man in his 30s whose life has become directionless, but is forced to change drastically on learning of his father’s terminal cancer. Braff takes the lead role alongside Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene and Mandy Patinkin.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
“Whenever there is a decline of righteousness and rise of unrighteousness then I send forth Myself.”
—Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna,The Bhagavadgita (Song of God)
Sanskrit in origin, and a central principle of the Hindu religion, an avatar is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the incarnation of a deity in human or animal form to counteract an evil in the world. A central principle of Hinduism, it usually refers to 10 appearances of Vishnu, including an incarnation as the Buddha Gautama and the Buddha yet to come, called Kalkin.”
In the 21st century, it has also come to mean that little picture that represents the user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan on the Internet, and (usually) will tell you something about that person, whether it is whom that user, blogger, columnist, commentator, gamer, or fan admires or identifies with, or even their sense of humor about themselves. (See »
- Mindy Newell
Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by: Terence Winter Main cast members: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Jean Dujardin, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, and Joanna Lumley Number of Oscar nominations in total: 5 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Hill), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Winter) Notable precursor wins: Won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globe Awards, Won Best Actor in a Comedy at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, and Won Best Adapted Screenplay from the National Board of Review Chances at winning Best Picture: Slim to none, quite frankly Chances at other Academy Award wins: A shutout is pretty likely, though DiCaprio has an outside chance to pull the upset in the Best Actor race Analysis Of Other Oscar Nominees: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, »
- Joey Magidson
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 25, 2014
Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: Paramount Studios Home Entertainment
Inspired by techniques learned from Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club), Belfort gets help from Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill, Moneyball) and father Max Belfort (Rob Reiner, Flipped). But the FBI, in the form of Agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler, Super 8), is out to bring them all down.
The R-rated film, which is based on the real Belfort’s book, also stars Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2), Margot Robbie (TV’s Pan Am), Shea Whigham (Take Shelter) and Joanna Lumley (TV’s Absolutely Fabulous) in a great performance as British Aunt Emma. »
Legendary director Martin Scorsese delivers "another cinematic landmark" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the "madly entertaining" (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) masterpiece The Wolf of Wall Street, debuting on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD March 25, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital HD March 18. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter), The Wolf of Wall Street has appeared on over 25 Top Ten lists including the AFI, the National Board of Review, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, New York Times, New York Daily News and The Hollywood Reporter.
Leonardo DiCaprio delivers "the best performance of his career" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and earned a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a young stockbroker hungry for a life of non-stop thrills, where »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 20 Feb 2014 - 05:40
The unloved films of 2009 provide the focus in our final list of the 2000s' overlooked greats...
The year 2009 will partly be remembered as the year Avatar dominating the box office, with audiences flocking to see James Cameron's leafy pulp epic in shimmering 3D. Making almost $2.8bn worldwide, Avatar was a true behemoth, besting Cameron's own Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation) and hastening a rush of 3D films in the years that followed.
Films such as 2012, Sherlock Holmes and boozy comedy The Hangover were also among the top 10, but as always, some of the most memorable and individual films of the year were far from the most financially successful. So to round off our series of underrated flicks of the 2000s, here's our selection of 2009's overlooked films...
A really good, »
Top brass at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center will pay homage to the filmmaker’s career at the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala on April 28.
“The board is very excited to have Rob Reiner as the next recipient of The Chaplin Award,” said the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s board chairman Ann Tenenbaum.
“He has brought some of the most enduring and entertaining films of recent history to the screen, from iconic cult-classic comedies to powerful dramas that together illustrate an amazing range and body of work. As a director, writer, actor, and producer, we welcome him to the list of other master multi-hyphenates who have been prior recipients of the Chaplin Award Tribute.” »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Rob Reiner will be honored at the 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala. Celebrating Reiner's mold-breaking body of work, the event will be held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 28th, 2014. Reiner has a track record of taking film in new directions. Look no further than his preeminant works: "This Is Spinal Tap," "The Princess Bride," "Stand By Me," and "When Harry Met Sally." Reiner, it seems, has very nearly mastered the strange alchemy of making 'cult classics.' While his directorial body of work speaks for itself, Reiner has applied his talents in other fields as well. At the event, a host of notable guests will honor Reiner's achievements as a producer, an actor, and a political activist. The Film Society's board has expressed excitement over honoring the artist's ever-growing legacy. According to Ann Tenenbaum, the Board's Chairman, Reiner "has brought »
- Luke Slattery
Rob Reiner will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala, it was announced Tuesday. The legendary director's work will be celebrated on Monday, April 28. Reiner's directing credits include When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, Misery, The American President and A Few Good Men, which received an Oscar nomination for best picture. Story: 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers, Rob Reiner Dismiss Claims Film Glorifies Bad Behavior He has also been nominated for three Directors Guild Awards and nine Golden Globes. Reiner, the son of comedy
- Hilary Lewis
Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that runs the New York Film Festival, has tapped Rob Reiner to receive the org’s 41st annual Chaplin Award.
The multihyphenate will be honored for a body of work that includes helming credits such as “This Is Spinal Tap,” “The Princess Bride,” “Stand by Me,” ”When Harry Met Sally…” and “Misery,” as well as thesping gigs including his roles in TV series “All in the Family” and in current Oscar contender “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
The Chaplin Award, the major annual fundraiser of Fslc, honors the film industry’s most influential talents. Its roster of recipients includes Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Catherine Deneuve and, last year, Barbra Streisand.
The 2014 Chaplin gala will be held at Lincoln Center April 28.
- Gordon Cox
This story first appeared in the Feb. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In Rob Reiner's classic rock mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, the members of the band are stunned by the ignorance of their lead singer's girlfriend when she mangles a name, saying "Dobly" instead of "Dolby." The name Dolby is, of course, synonymous with sound technology. And the man behind that technology is Ray Dolby, the inventor who founded Dolby Laboratories and died Sept. 12 at age 80. To celebrate his hugely influential career, the Motion Picture Sound Editors will honor him with a tribute at the 61st
- Carolyn Giardina
The 1993 smash Sleepless In Seattle is this week's Valentine's Day re-release on the big screen, and it's a movie to which director and co-writer Nora Ephron brought her terrific flair, wit and nous, although she propagates the terrifying fallacy that a widower makes a wonderful romantic catch. The movie references the 50s weepie classic An Affair to Remember, in which wheelchair-user Deborah Kerr famously can't keep her romantic appointment atop the Empire State Building with Cary Grant. Ephron cleverly reverses this situation and gives the man the heart-wrenching disability – bereavement.
Tom Hanks is Sam, the architect who has moved to Seattle after the death of his wife; his cute eight-year-old son Jonah calls a radio talk show about his depressed and insomniac dad and chivvies him into talking about »
- Peter Bradshaw
When Cameron Crowe was casting Almost Famous, he knew he'd found his Lester Bangs before Philip Seymour Hoffman even entered the picture. "He was a forceful presence with a big heart," the filmmaker tells Rolling Stone as part of our new cover story on the actor, who was found dead February 2nd of an apparent heroin overdose. "Both those things collided magnificently in Lester and in Phil."
What lead you to cast Hoffman as Lester Bangs?
Writing the part of Lester »
You love to hate them, you hate to love them. There is an irresistible quality to the bad men in film, whose dastardly ways lure you in and keep you rooting for them until the bitter end.
With the remake of 1981’s turbulent Endless Love out this Valentine’s Day, starring Alex Pettyfer as a boy in love with a criminal past, we celebrate some of cinema’s most notorious, sometimes misunderstood scoundrels and their paths to retribution.
Dir. John Hughes, 1985
Spending the majority of John Hughes’ fantastic teen film slumped over a desk and setting things on fire, Judd Nelson’s juvenile Bender is the definition of angst. Criminally minded, troubled and at times malicious, Hughes still urges you not to give up on him, with glimmers of a better person under that grubby coat and a victory that will have you punching the »
- Beth Webb
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 because there was no way to do justice to all the great films coming out of other non-English-speaking countries. »
- Bilge Ebiri,David Edelstein
Well, we’ve finally reached the summit: the 10 most definitive romantic comedies of all time. Unlike the other sections of this list, there is not a movie here that approaches “bad.” As always, some are better than others, despite the order. But one thing is for sure: if you plan to have a rom-com binge-a-thon soon, this is where you start, no questions asked. In fact, after reading this, you should go do that and report back.
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10. Some Like It Hot (1959)
What’s funnier than men dressing in drag? Depends on who you ask. It’s Billy Wilder again with a fictional story of two musicians – Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) – who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago and leave town. But, since the mob has ties everywhere, they need to disguise themselves as best they can: as women in an »
- Joshua Gaul
Eight years later, Reiner’s “And So It Goes” is up for sale at Berlin. Produced by Foresight Unlimited in association with Reiner’s Castle Rock, it marks the first time Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton have appeared onscreen together.
Douglas portrays a self-centered real estate agent whose life is turned upside down when his estranged son suddenly drops off a granddaughter, played by Sterling Jerins, whom he never knew. Keaton plays the neighbor of Douglas’ character. The cast is rounded out by Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd and Frances Sternhagen.
“We really thought about getting Jack (Nicholson) in the film but he really does not want to act any more,” Reiner said.
Reiner notes that recent films »
- Dave McNary
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