12 items from 2015
By Alex Simon
Cars have been a staple of motion pictures since the earliest Keystone Kops two-reel comedies a century ago, usually providing fodder for chase scenes and general mayhem. Whether they’re breaking land-speed records, flying through the air defying laws of aerodynamics, or driven by intrepid heroes pursuing bad guys, cars and movies go together like…well, like movies and popcorn.Like movies and tickets. Like cars and tickets. Wait…let’s just get on with the list, shall we?
Here are the ten coolest cars in movie history, in no particular order:
1. Rendezvous: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450Sel 6.9
Director Claude Lelouch mounted a camera on his 1976 Mercedes and tore through the early morning streets of Paris at breakneck speeds, cheating only slightly in post-production by overdubbing the sound of a Ferrari 275 Gtb engine with that of his Benz’s. Three people were in the car, with Lelouch at the wheel, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
"It's a thriller. It's about con artists and a kind of cat-and-mouse end game. It's classy and exciting. I'm a forensic accountant, so I'm hunting for con artists," Enos told Moviefone on June 7th at a Tony Awards viewing party. "And then I get conned. And also, it turns out, I have something to hide as well. So there's many levels of conning going on."
Enos says she'll "spank it up" in the wardrobe department. Say goodbye to those mousy, oversized sweaters she »
- Sharon Knolle
"There was a short period in my life where I hated that movie. I couldn't get any other work. People would be like, 'Heyyy!' and I was like, 'Yeah, one-trick pony,'" the actor, who played Ferris's depressive best friend, Cameron Frye, revealed to Moviefone at a June 7th Tony Awards viewing party.
But, fortunately, he's come to appreciate the 1986 John Hughes film, "Now I'm happy that people still love it," he said. As for all the tributes to the movie on its "30th anniversary," he said. "Yeah, it's nice. I'm really happy that it's touched a lot of people."
He did dispute it being the 30th anniversary of the movie however: A baseball-loving movie fan determined that the actual date of the famous ball game that Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane attend was June 5, 1985, more »
- Sharon Knolle
Matthew Broderick is now a responsible father of three, but 30 years ago he was skipping school, gatecrashing street parades and racing his best friend’s dad’s Ferrari through the streets of Chicago. Along with flinging the sports car off a hillside, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” catapulted Broderick to fame as the John Hughes comedy became a cult for disgruntled high schoolers who wished they had the guts to play hooky. The hit film also starred Alan Ruck (as best friend Cameron), Mia Sara (as girlfriend Sloane), Jeffrey Jones (as the school dean), Jennifer Grey (as sister Jeanie) and Charlie Sheen, »
- Debbie Emery
Since Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979, the Star Trek cinematic outings have proved to be a smorgasbord of references and famous actors (or those who would go on to be), and often had complex behind the scenes events that stopped some rather, ahem, fascinating moments making it to the final version. We found lots of nerdy spots in the first six films here.
This time out we look at the films featuring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation and choose 47 factoids. Granted, there's a lot more than that of interest, but we've tried for ones that you might not be aware of.
Oh, and there are some major spoilers...
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
1. The first of the Next Generation films was something of a rush job as principal photography »
Young filmmaker Mickey Keating, whose sci-fi tinged Pod just premiered at SXSW, sets his sights on survival horror in the upcoming Carnage Park, now set to star Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) and Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). Set in the late 1970s, Keating previously told Shock it…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Exclusive: Ashley Bell, Darby Stanchfield, Pat Healy and Alan Ruck are boarding crime caper/horror pic Carnage Park. Written and directed by Mickey Keating, the film goes into production on May 11 in Los Angeles. CAA is representing domestic sales during the Cannes Film Festival market. Set during the 1970s, Carnage Park follows a pair of wannabe crooks who botch a bank heist and flee into the desert. There, they stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote wilderness occupied… »
Our weekly series in which writers revisit for the first time in ages their youthful passions and reconsider how well they hold up with the passage of time. When “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: was released in 1986, I was 17 years old ( a surly, difficult 17 years old); which is to say,I was the exact same age as the character Ferris Bueller; which is to say, the worst possible age to enjoy a film about him. To this put in some context, growing up in the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a glorious time to be a very young movie-goer. Comedies in particular – were at their most bawdy and anarchic, which is exactly what a 10 year old boy wants. We were allowed to see on the screen in those days all sorts things that it is now horrifying to imagine a 10 year old was allowed to see; but as a 10 year old, »
- Richard Rushfield
Laff, the country’s first-ever, over-the-air broadcast comedy television network officially launched on Wednesday. In time for its debut, the network has licensed the broadcast television rights to all 145 episodes of sitcom “Spin City” from Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing & Distribution. Michael J. Fox headlined four seasons of “Spin City,” which centered around life inside the New York City mayor’s office. The series also featured Heather Locklear, Barry Bostwick, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck and Connie Britton. Charlie Sheen replaced Fox for the series’ final two seasons. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 The addition of “Spin City” brings Laff »
- Joe Otterson
"You make me pull, I put you down." These eight words are deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in a nutshell — and Elmore Leonard in a nutshell as well. The eight words, first presented in that order in Leonard's short story "Fire in the Hole" (expanding on a supporting player in a few earlier Leonard novels), tell you that Raylan is a man with both a rigid code and a high opinion of himself. And that he has to say them out loud — in this case to his former friend and present nemesis Boyd Crowder — suggests Raylan is a man who very much enjoys opportunities to put his code, and gun, into action. As dialogue goes, it is simple and spare while telling you everything you need to know — the perfect Elmore Leonard sentence. TV veteran Graham Yost took that line off the page and put it into the mouth »
- Alan Sepinwall
Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »
- Andre Soares
Remember when AOL was all the rage -- or enraged users with its painstakingly slow login process -- and it was the only way to connect to the Internet? Do you ever wish you could go back in time and relive the entire experience?
VH1 is giving you that chance when its new scripted series, Hindsight, premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 pm Et. The show will explore what happens if you could go back and do it all over again.
Watch: Jon Hamm's '90s Dating Show Past Resurfaces
ETonline has an exclusive clip from the premiere, during which we meet Becca (Laura Ramsey), who -- on the eve of her second wedding -- wakes up on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. Now, transported 20 years back in time to life in New York City, Becca must reconnect with her best friend Lolly (Sarah Goldberg) and convince her that she’s from the future »
12 items from 2015
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