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Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
You've been blessed with thick, wavy hair, like Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez. It's a hair type that lends itself to a full-bodied, va-va-voom look one day and tricky-to-control moments the next. Luckily, E! Style Collective member Marc Mena, a hairstylist to stars like Tina Fey and Hilary Swank, is sharing which products, styles and cuts reign supreme for this luxurious hair type. Find the right cut: For thick and wavy hair types, precise, layered cuts add dimension while cutting back on frizz and unintentional, Sia-like silhouettes. "When you have thick and curly hair, very layered haircuts are best because it keeps your hair from forming a triangle shape," the stylist advised. "A layered »
Oscar winner J.K. Simmons will play the lead in Starz’s upcoming drama series “Counterpart,” Variety has confirmed.
The series is described as “an espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist.” Simmons plays Howard Silk, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic U.N. agency, turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Through Howard and his “Counterpart” on the other side, the show will navigate themes of identity, idealism, what ifs and lost love.
The series is created and written by Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book”), with “The Imitation Game” helmer Morten Tyldum attached to direct the first two episodes. The duo will exec produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Bard Dorros and Keith Redmon (“True Detective,” “The Knick”) and Gilbert Films’ Jordan Horowitz and Gary Gilbert (“The Kids Are Alright”).
Mrc is producing with Starz, »
- Laura Prudom
When it was confirmed in February that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel, you may have immediately started wondering who would join him in the new neo-noir, as Deckard's sure to run into memorable characters of both the human and replicant varieties. Though we don't know who he'd play, it's been revealed that Ryan Gosling is in talks to star alongside Ford in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner sequel that's slated to start shooting next summer:
Press Release (via The Hollywood News) -- "Los Angeles, CA, April 16, 2015 – Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and executive produced by Ridley Scott.
Principal photography is set to start in summer of »
- Derek Anderson
In honour of The Times’ film critic Kevin Maher’s list of iconic movie rebels, we take a look at what it truly takes to make a tough guy in cinema.
What constitutes a tough guy, as in ‘man’, on film is usually a traditional interpretation of masculinity. There is always room for the sensitive hero in a sweater and slacks, but for those who watch movies as ingrained wish fulfilment, the sexy and sweaty man’s man needs suitable attire to reflect his personality. But it is not just about the garments themselves. A jacket is a jacket, but a leather jacket is a symbol. A wax jacket on the other hand is enlightened – the reformist hero.
Waxed cotton is fantastic stuff. Essentially it is a treated fabric, albeit one that needs regular re-covering to ensure longevity. The result is a lightweight, versatile material that, although not especially warm, »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
Hilary Swank stepped out in a bold dress at the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S6 Launch Party in New York City on Tuesday. Swank wore a hot pink dress to the technology event that perfectly framed her fit body. The dress featured a ruched neckline, long sleeves and ended right under the knees. The […]
The post Get The Look For Less: Hilary Swank’s Bold Hot Pink Dress appeared first on uInterview. »
- Kelly Mena
This week took an adorable turn when Hilary Swank attended the Aspca's 18th Annual Bergh Ball in NYC. The actress got a cute, furry surprise on the red carpet for the event. Also in NYC, Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid bundled up for an outing together, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington promoted the new season of Game of Thrones. In other fun moments from the week, Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt filmed a new movie, Ryan Gosling stunned on the red carpet, and Ben Affleck had the perfect five o'clock shadow. Read on to see all that and more. »
Actress Hilary Swank arrived at the Aspca’S 18th Annual Bergh Ball that honored both her and Nurse Jackie actress Edie Falco in a classy cocktail dress. Hilary Swank’s Ball Look For the event hosted at New York City’s The Plaza Hotel, Swank donned a teal dress by Christian Siriano. Departing from the standard cocktail silhouette, the eye-catching […]
The post Hilary Swank Looks Glam At Aspca’s Bergh Ball appeared first on uInterview. »
- Chelsea Regan
When it comes to movie roles, Hilary Swank knows some have a little more impact than others. But one of the films that made great strides for an entire group was her portrayal of a transgender male in the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry. During an appearance on Thursday's all-new Meredith Vieira Show, Swank was asked about the progress made for the transgender community since the film's release. As it turns out, the actress believes we as a society still have some work to do. "I think we have taken strides since that movie, like you said 15 years ago," she explained to Meredith Vieira. "We have a long way to go." She continued, "It's astonishing to me that we are here »
Just when you thought it might be time someone called a search party for Frank Ocean's next album, the low-key singer-songwriter updated his Tumblr on Monday with a double whammy: An album and a magazine are coming this summer. "'I got two versions. I got twoooo versions' #Issue 1 #Album 3 #JULY2015 #Boysdontcry," he wrote under his latest post, presumably a pic of him piling his forthcoming wares. Billboard confirmed with Ocean's reps that the artist's sophomore studio album and follow-up to Channel Orange, along with the mag, is on its way. The titles for both, however, have not been finalized. (If it is Boys Don't Cry, here are a few fun facts that could turn out to be related: The Cure released an identically titled single in 1979, and Hilary Swank starred in a 1999 movie of the same name, about Lgbt icon Brandon Teena's tragic life and death.) »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
★★★★☆ The Homesman (2014) is a rare and genuine entry into the Western film canon. It's lyrical. It's heartfelt. It's gruesome. Most importantly, it endows humanity to its cast of characters who are found bearing the brunt of a gritty life on the frontier of North America. Adapted from the Glendon Swarthout novel of the same name, this film marks Tommy Lee Jones' fourth outing as director and his third Western. Despite his firm directorial hand, its concerns are with the weight of grief and persevering nature of women in duress. After a particularly harsh winter in the Nebraska Territory, independent spinster Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) finds herself tasked with the transport of three mentally and spiritually broken wives back to Iowa.
- CineVue UK
For the second year in a row, President Obama assigned America’s students to make a collection of short films, this year on the theme of “The Impact of Giving Back”. The White House selected 15 films out of over 1,500 from K-12 students that highlight the theme and invited the winners to The White House where the films will be screened.
Today the selected films will be unveiled, and you can live stream the presentation of all the films today starting at 1 Pm Et, which as of writing is in just a few minutes time. View the whole presentation here.
Watch the video of the President’s assignment above.
The post Live stream the White House Student Film Festival today appeared first on Sound On Sight.
- Brian Welk
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, William Fichtner, Barry Corbin, Evan Jones, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld
Run Time: 122 minutes
Extras: The Story; Shooting The Film; The Western; The Homesman at Cannes
Sometimes a film’s released that slips quietly under the radar, with potential audiences completely unaware that they’re missing out on something marvelous. The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones, is one such title, and I’m glad I had the chance to review it.
Set in 1850s midwest America, independent frontier woman Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) lives a simple life – farming, cooking, cleaning. Desperate for a husband and family, but rejected by every man she’s propositioned marriage to, she lives a lonely life. When the local minister offers up the opportunity to travel across country, Mary suggests she volunteer herself. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
An incredible cast unite to star in writer and director Tommy Lee Jones’ new Western The Homesman. Jones is joined by Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, William Fichtner and James Spader in this ‘untold story of the West’. The Homesman will be available to Download early from 16th March and on Blu-ray and DVD from 23rd March 2015, and we’ve got three to giveaway on Blu-ray!
Independent frontier woman Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank) volunteers for the dangerous task of leading three unstable women across the harsh Nebraska territories to deliver them to a minister’s wife (Streep). On their perilous journey Mary Bee saves the life of on-the-run reprobate George Briggs (Jones) in exchange for his help. Together the unlikely pair are pushed to their limits as they face constant threat and tragedy.
Critically acclaimed and with incredible performances The Homesman is an epic, sweeping tale set against the stark but »
- Dan Bullock
Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Glen Powell and Leah McKendrick will co-star in the pic, which centers on an ambitious young lawyer (Duhamel, replacing Dan Stevens after the latter actor dropped out over conflicts with Beauty and the Beast) who takes on a major case against the ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical giant, only to find himself framed for murder.
Eve will take on the supporting role of his wife, but it’s unclear whether Hopkins or Pacino will be playing the chief antagonist. Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (red-hot SXSW selection Hangman) penned the script, which Shimosawa then rewrote.
Beyond Deceit is just one more screen credit for Duhamel and Eve, who are each racking up tons right now. »
- Isaac Feldberg
'The Lazarus Effect' box office: Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass horror movie arrives comatose (photo: Olivia Wilde in 'The Lazarus Effect') (See previous post: "'Focus': Will Smith Has One of Worst Opening Weekends of His Career.") Despite recent news that human head transplants are a mere two years away, the Mark Duplass-Olivia Wilde horror movie The Lazarus Effect – about bringing the dead back to life (as if world overpopulation weren't already a problem) – grossed $10.6 million from 2,666 U.S. and Canada venues on opening weekend, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Relativity Studios-distributed low-budget horror flick had earned an estimated $3.8 million on opening-day Friday, including $350,000 from Thursday night screenings. Last week, box-office prognosticators had been expecting an opening between $12-$14 million. That was adjusted downward to $10 million or whereabouts after the film's disappointing Friday debut. Some, in fact, »
- Zac Gille
The film has been adapted from the best-selling memoir by ex-pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee, according to Deadline.
Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles the downward spiral of Major League pitcher Bill Lee, played by Duhamel.
Hudson will portray Joe, the only black player and first baseman for an all-white, French Canadian amateur club.
Brett Rankin penned the script and will also direct the project, which will begin shooting next week.
Duhamel can next be seen in CBS drama Battle Creek, which premieres in the Us tomorrow evening (March 1). »
Exclusive: Josh Duhamel and Ernie Hudson, who last worked together opposite Hilary Swank and Loretta Devine in the ensemble drama You’re Not You from eOne, are coming together again in the baseball drama The Wrong Stuff, based on the bestselling memoir by ex-pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee and Richard Lally. The film is being directed by Brett Rapkin and produced by Stephen Nemeth, co-produced by Betsy Stahl and executive produced by Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump) and… »
After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:
Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »
- Jonathan James
Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.
The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).
“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »
- Matt Joseph
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