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27 years ago, with just a handful of movie roles to her name, Julia Roberts became America's sweetheart when Pretty Woman debuted in theaters. The iconic actress hasn't stopped working since, even taking her talents to the world of animation, voicing Smurfwillow in this year's animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village. Today we have word that the actress is revisiting her iconic role in Pretty Woman with a new commercial, which was filming in West Hollywood, California this week.
The Daily Mail reports that the actress was shooting a commercial for the Italian fashion company Calzedonia, with the actress wearing a black dress and carrying several Calzedonia bags as she walks down the sidewalk. The actress was seen "licking her lips and chatting with the crew" between takes of this commercial, which mirrors a scene from Pretty Woman, which was directed by the iconic Garry Marshall, where she is carrying several »
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Score, a documentary about the world of movie composing, opens Friday in New York. Helmed by first-time director Matt Schrader, the film features such notable composers as John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Howard Shore and Trent Reznor, as well as directors like James Cameron and the late Garry Marshall, revealing the creative process behind some of the world’s most beloved scores and movie music's ability to sway emotions.
"We can make you feel anything we want you to feel," Quincy Jones says.
Schrader shot the film over a 2 1/2-year period, raising more than $160,000 through two crowdfunding campaigns. “I’ve always been a big fan of movie »
- Melinda Newman, Billboard
Hamill, 65, subtly honored his Star Wars co-star during Sunday’s ceremony while presenting the In Memoriam tribute, with a special nod to “a princess” the world lost in the last year.
Before he took the stage, Hamill opened up to People about his friendship with Fisher.
“Underneath all the bravado and the acerbic remarks and the cutting-edge humor, she was a really vulnerable woman,” he said. “I think »
- Char Adams
Telsey + Co. is casting the upcoming developmental lab for the highly anticipated stage adaptation of “Pretty Woman,” and will hold an Equity Chorus Call in New York City. The musical, which will feature direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots”), seeks female performers ages 20–40s to fill out its ensemble. The team is casting actors of all ethnicities, who are able to single versatile styles. The call will be held at 10 a.m. on June 15 at Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave.). Auditioners should have 16 bars prepared of a pop/rock song which demonstrates range—no musical theater selections. Sheet music of your chosen song should be provided for the accompanist, as well as a copy of your photo-résumé, stapled together. The lab itself will run Sept. 11–Oct. 6. Pay will be $1,000/week. The fully-staged musical is aiming for the 2018–19 season to bow on Broadway. In addition to Mitchell, »
Eva Longoria is bringing more romantic comedy hijinks to the big screen. The Desperate Housewives alum is set to co-star in a remake of the 1987 romantic comedy film Overboard, Deadline reported Thursday. Goldie Hawn and real-life partner Kurt Russell starred in the late Garry Marshall's original movie, in which she plays an snotty heiress who gets amnesia and he plays a carpenter she was previously nasty to, who convinces her she is his wife. In the remake, the roles are reversed; Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez will play a wealthy playboy who contracts amnesia. Anna Faris plays a single, working class mom who convinces him he is her husband. Longoria will »
Imagine Kevin Hart asking, “Whatcha talkin’ bout Willis?”
That is the example ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey gave on Tuesday afternoon when announcing a new ABC special in which today’s stars will perform scripts from classic sitcoms of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s — live.
“I spent most of my childhood in front of a TV set, »
The currently untitled project will bring viewers classic sitcom scripts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, to be acted out live by the biggest names in comedy.
“Jimmy Kimmel has proven to be a preeminent voice in comedy, with 15 seasons of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ under his belt and successfully tackling the herculean task of hosting both the Emmys and the Oscars in the same season,” Dungey said. “Likewise, Justin Theroux’s versatile talents are showcased in every project he takes on. We are thrilled to be developing a new sitcom experience that will combine Jimmy’s mastery of live television and Justin’s irreverent sensibilities.”
The special will be produced by Smoking Baby Productions and taped in front of a live studio audience, with »
- Joe Otterson
“Can we just get married? We’ve never had a celebration like this before,” Hawn said with a laugh.
“Thank you to my beautiful daughter and my other beautiful daughter,” she continued. “This means more to me as I start reflecting on things. I »
- Mike Miller
We’ve always had a particular love for film music here at The Playlist. Indeed, when we started as a lowly destination on Blogspot way back when, the site had a particular focus on film scores and soundtracks, and while our scope has expanded since then, we still love to look at the ways movies and music intersect. So as such, we’re very excited to check out the new film “Score: A Film Music Documentary.”
Directed by former CBS News man Matt Schrader, and more than two years in the making, it promises a broad, definitive look at the art of the composer, with interviews including Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Leonard Maltin, James Cameron, Bear McCreary, Randy Newman as well as the late James Horner and Garry Marshall.
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- Oliver Lyttelton
As far as late-career ruts go, Claude Lelouch has carved out one of the most comfortable, reliably crafting languid, tonally unpredictable slices of haute-bourgeois French life like a more anarchic Garry Marshall. For his 46th feature, “Everyone’s Life” (Chacun sa vie), Lelouch takes a cue from Marshall’s trio of multi-character omnibus projects, recruiting an even starrier than usual troupe of top-tier Gallic actors for a rambling outing in the Burgundy wine-country town of Beaune, and the change of scenery brings out both his best and worst instincts.
Spotlighting a dozen barely-written characters who face romantic complications during Beaune’s annual jazz festival, “Everyone’s Life” contains a few of the most effective individual scenes in the director’s recent filmography, as well as some of the most befuddling. At moments, the film passes as breezily as an afternoon nap after quaffing a bit of the region’s vintages »
- Andrew Barker
In the wake of the impressive U.S. box office returns of Mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez’s English-language debut “How to be a Latin Lover,” Lionsgate-Televisa joint venture Pantelion Films has renewed its first-look deal with Derbez and producing partner Benjamin Odell’s shingle, 3Pas Studios. The companies inked a first-look pact in August 2014.
The comedy about a gold-digging Lothario getting his comeuppance stars Derbez, Salma Hayek and a clutch of American actors led by Raquel Welch, Rob Lowe, Rob Corddry, Kristen Bell and Rob Riggle. Ken Marino’s directorial feature debut grabbed the number two slot at the box office the weekend of April 28, grossing $12 million on just 1,118 screens. Its opening weekend audience was 89% Hispanic.
“It has always been our goal to reach deep into the acculturated Hispanic market,” said Pantelion CEO, Paul Presburger, adding: “I think we also accomplished what we have always wanted to do, which »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Gravitas Ventures has released the first trailer and poster for Score: A Film Music Documentary, which is in theaters on June 16th. Music is an integral part of most films, adding emotion and nuance while often remaining invisible to audiences. Director Matt Schrader shines a spotlight on the overlooked craft of film composing, gathering many of the art form's most influential practitioners, from Hans Zimmer and Danny Elfman to Quincy Jones and Randy Newman, to uncover their creative process. Tracing key developments in the evolution of music in film, and exploring some of cinema's most iconic soundtracks, "Score" is an aural valentine for film lovers.
What makes a film score unforgettable? Featuring Hans Zimmer, James Cameron, Danny Elfman, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Trent Reznor, Howard Shore, Rachel Portman, Thomas Newman, Randy Newman, Leonard Maltin, and the late James Horner and Garry Marshall, Score: A Film Music Documentary brings Hollywood's elite »
Au Beaune Pain: Lelouch Continues with Frivolous Comedy Spackle
Somewhere along the way Palme d’Or and Oscar winning auteur Claude Lelouch (1966’s A Man and a Woman) morphed into the Garry Marshall of French film, churning out vapid comedy vehicles sporting a glitzy array of notable Gallic stars. Whenever the slide began, his tendencies to overstuff his narratives with zany layers of (often inconsequential) tangential sub-plotting began years ago, look no further than his 1986 sequel to his most famous film, A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later for longstanding evidence of the change. His later period reflects the stamp of various muses, such as actress Audrey Dana, and now, frequent co-author Valerie Perrin. With 2013’s We Love You, You Bastard and 2015’s Un + Une, Lelouch has become completely divorced from his illustrious past filmography, a chasm only widened by his latest venture, Everybody’s Life, once more featuring Johnny Hallyday and Jean Dujardin amongst a cavalcade of a cast, all whirling through this odd kitchen sink array of miscellaneous characters all inclined to converse about their Zodiac signs as they fall in and out of romantic love or obsessive yearning during a a year’s time in Beaune, France.
As an annual jazz festival gets underway, a slew of characters intersect and coverage in the provincial town of Beaune in the Burgundy region. A judge (Eric Dupond-Moretti) must contend with the news of Clementine’s (Beatrice Dalle) retirement, a local prostitute whose company has brought him great joy since the death of his wife. Meanwhile, his colleague Nathalie (Julie Ferrier) falls out of a window after finding her husband (Gerard Darmon) with another man, sharing an ambulance with a hypochondriac singer (Mathilde Seigner) who believes she is having a heart attack following a performance at the festival. At the same time, a tawdry court case has drawn together another subsection of the community, including the troubled alcoholic Antoine (Christophe Lambert), currently facing the dissolution of his own marriage with his disconsolate wife (Marianne Denicourt) betwixt legal troubles. And as famed singer Johnny Hallyday faces a problem with a slippery doppelganger (who has a tryst with an unhappily married Comtesse played by Elsa Zylberstein, married to Vincent Perez), which causes some confusion with local cop Jean (Jean Dujardin), the marriage between former beauty queen (Nadia Fares) and Stephane (Stephane De Groodt) is also on the rocks. Meanwhile, the local hospital has decided to engage a new policy wherein patients must be put at ease through sexually provocative jokes, which brings a chummy nurse (Deborah Francois) into contact with several patients.
If Max Ophuls had wanted to make La Ronde (1950) into a relationship farce (to be fair, Roger Vadim kind of did this with his remake) set to light jazz, it might look something like Everybody’s Life. However, Lelouch feels as if he filmed his illustrious cast in a number of amusing scenarios and pasted the end results together as he saw fit, clipping it into a semblance of repeated scenarios with revolving characters, all who end up professing their love, being destroyed by it, or simply moving on to another chapter. However, the film is neither subtle nor diverse in its repetitive techniques, and for as entertaining as it is to see Hallyday and Dujardin horse around as they take selfies, the frivolousness quickly gets wearying, particularly by its grand framed finale, where we return to the court room a year later after the film’s beginning, with Lelouch stuffing all his characters, whether it makes sense or not, into the same room.
Gregoire Lacroix assists Perrin, Pierre Uytterhoeven (who co-wrote A Man and a Woman) and Lelouch in this adaptation from his own prose, but Everybody’s Life drifts aimlessly, as if besotted by the presence of its own unlucky in love characters all experiencing the same approximation of discontent. Most of these formulas are tedious, if not forgettable, with a glaring bright spot from Beatrice Dalle as a prostitute who wants nothing more to do with sex or men and relish the retirement she deserves. If somewhat less ungainly than rom-com Un+Une and the loopy We Love You, You Bastard, this isn’t a return to form or an ascension to new heights for Lelouch, try as it might to ‘experiment’ with traditional narrative form.
Reviewed on April 24th at the 2017 Colcoa French Film Festival – Opening Night Film. 113 Mins.
The post Everybody’s Life | 2017 Colcoa French Film Festival Review appeared first on Ioncinema.com. »
- Nicholas Bell
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2017, July 14-16. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, July 14. Later that same day, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at all the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will preview the coming slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, fans will get a preview of what's in store at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts during a presentation hosted by Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek. Sunday afternoon, Disney Legend Alan Menken will take fans on a musical journey during an all-new concert. These Expo favorites will take place in "Hall D23," the 6,800-seat venue located in »
Simon Brew Apr 27, 2017
Here's the trailer for the brilliant-looking Score: A Film Music Documentary...
Ah, movie nerds? Assemble right here, because this looks terrific. Score is an upcoming documentary feature that goes behind the scenes of recording the scores for motion pictures. As well as behind the scenes footage, it also includes interviews with filmmakers and composers.
It features interviews with over 50 people, including John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Cameron, Hans Zimmer, David Arnold, Brian Tyler, Bear McCreary, Howard Shore, Patrick Doyle, the late Garry Marshall, and many, many more. There’s also archive footage of the late, great James Horner in there too.
The film is being released in the Us first, on June 16th, and we’re promised a digital release later in the year. If the people behind the movie are looking to screen the film in the UK, we’d be delighted to host a screening for them, »
Actress Erin Moran likely died due to complications of stage four cancer, the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Harrison County Coroner's Office said in a joint statement on Monday.
The Happy Days star was found deceased upon arrival on Saturday after police received a 911 call in reference to an unresponsive female, a police spokesperson previously told Et. She was 56 years old.
"On Saturday, the 22nd day of April, 2017, Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann passed away at her residence located in New Salisbury, Indiana," the joint statement reads. "A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, however, no illegal narcotics were found at the residence."
“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal-loving soul,” he wrote on Twitter. “I always hoped she could find peace in her life. God has you know, Erin.”
My sincere condolences. #ErinMoran #HappyDaysFamily pic.twitter.com/5b0AbioZEc
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 23, 2017
Moran and Baio first worked together on Happy Days, where they originated the roles of Joanie Cunningham and Chachi »
Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said they had been called to her address on Saturday but Moran was found unresponsive. There will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
Such sad sad news. Rip Erin. I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens. https://t.co/8HmdL0JKlf
Rip to my old colleague and childhood friend Erin Moran. So Saddened to hear you have passed. #Erinmoran pic.twitter.com/8zpGorArzO
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Pádraig Collins
Former Happy Days star Erin Moran passed away from unknown causes earlier today at the age of 56. Moran became a household name in 1974 when she landed the role of Ron Howard's outspoken younger sister, Joanie Cunningham, on Garry Marshall's iconic sitcom, Happy Days, which ran for 10 years. The actress is also widely remembered for the playing the same role in Happy Days' short-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachie, alongside Scott Baio. Despite her initial fame, Moran's time in the limelight has waned; she hasn't starred in anything since 2010. However, she will still be missed by fans and friends alike for her childhood roles on Gunsmoke, her sitcom days and her time »
Harrison County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana revealed that the cause of death was likely "complications of stage 4 cancer," per the Wrap.
Moran began her career as a child actress, starring in commercials starting at age five. She appeared in films such as 1968's How Sweet It Is! with Debbie Reynolds and Melvin Van Peebles' Watermelon Man in 1970 alongside TV shows Daktari, »
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