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Zach Braff May Direct Dustin Hoffman in Remake of 'Going in Style'

20 November 2014 12:53 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It took Zach Braff 10 years to get back behind the camera for his directorial effort Wish I Was Here, but it sounds like he's not waiting that long to do it again. Variety has word that the "Scrubs" star who has starred in both of his own films is looking to be at the helm of Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 comedy of the same name starring George Burns. The project is set up at New Line, and Braff would replace Ted Melfi (St. Vincent) as director on the project if a deal can be solidified. Since I wasn't super impressed with his sophomore film, I'm not as excited for a new Braff film, but the cast certainly grabs my attention. Read on! Dustin Hoffman is currently in talks to join the already cast Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the film about three retired men who decide »

- Ethan Anderton

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Movie News: All-Star 'Going in Style' Remake; Melissa McCarthy Will Be Tinker Bell

20 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Going in Style: Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in a remake of the gentle 1979 comedy Going in Style. The original starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as retired friends who decide to rob a bank; Zach Braff is in talks to direct the remake. [Variety/TheWrap]   Tinker Bell: Melissa McCarthy will play the fairy heroine Tinker Bell in a new comedy-adventure to be directed by Shawn Levy (Real Steel). Levy came up with the idea and developed it further with McCarthy; Nicholas Stoller (Muppets Most Wanted) has been hired to write the screenplay. [Deadline]   Big Eyes: New photos from Tim Burton's upcoming true-life drama Big Eyes showcase dramatic moments for married couple Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. Also...

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- Peter Martin

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Zach Braff Has Entered Talks To Direct Going In Style Remake For New Line

20 November 2014 9:25 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though he turned to crowd-funding website Kickstarter for his previous project, Wish I Was Here, Deadline is reporting the Zach Braff is following a more traditional route to his next film, after the actor-cum-director has entered talks to helm New Line’s remake of heist caper Going in Style. This follows Theodore Melfi’s decision to exit the project, though we understand that the St. Vincent director will still be onboard for script duties of the upcoming retelling.

Released back in 1979, the original film starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, three geriatrics who become so tired with the mundane nature of living out the rest of their days that they decide to rob a bank — because daytime TV really can be a bitch. However, their escapades are soon spoiled by overbearing cops and health problems, but not before the unlikely crew enjoy their share of the limelight.

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- Michael Briers

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Hoffman, Caine, Freeman Get Some "Style"

20 November 2014 5:35 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in the remake of the 1979 caper comedy "Going in Style" at New Line.

As reported yesterday, Zach Braff is being to potentially direct the project. Braff would take over from the previously attached Ted Melfi who also penned the script, however negotiations with Braff are currently not in progress.

The original 1979 Martin Brest-directed film followed George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as a trio of elderly men who, out of boredom, decide to pull off a bank robbery.

Filming aims to begin in the spring. Donald De Line is producing.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Zach Braff eyes Going in Style remake

20 November 2014 4:49 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zach Braff has entered talks for the Going in Style remake.

The Garden State filmmaker is in line to direct a new version of the 1979 caper movie, reports Deadline.

George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg starred in the original film about a trio of bored retirees.

Looking for some excitement, they decide to rob a bank.

St Vincent writer-director Ted Melfi is working on the new script.

Braff most recently wrote, directed and starred in the Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here.

Watch a trailer for the original 1979 Going in Style below: »

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Zach Braff in Talks To Direct "Style" Remake

19 November 2014 8:19 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Zach Braff is in talks to direct a remake of Martin Brest's 1979 heist thriller "Going in Style" at New Line Cinema.

The original starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as a trio of elderly men who, out of boredom, decide to pull off a bank robbery.

Braff doesn't have an official offer yet but has had discussions with a deal expected to come together shortly.

Ted Melfi ("St. Vincent") is penning the script while Donald De Line is producing The project would mark Braff's first film since his Kickstarter-backed "Wish I Was Here."

Source: The Wrap »

- Garth Franklin

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Dustin Hoffman in Talks to Join Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine in ‘Going in Style’ (Exclusive)

19 November 2014 5:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dustin Hoffman is in talks to join Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine to star in New Line’s remake of the 1979 George Burns caper comedy “Going in Style.”

New Line is also eyeing Zach Braff to direct as a possible replacement for Ted Melfi, but negotiations are not under way. Braff directed the Kickstarter-funded comedy “Wish I Was Here.”

New Line is planning a spring shoot. Warner-based Donald De Line is producing and Tony Bill, who produced the original film, is executive producing.

The 1979 pic also starred Art Carney and Lee Strasberg and followed three retirees who wear Groucho Marx glasses to execute a bank heist. Directed by Martin Brest, the film was a solid performer for Warners with $30 million at the box office.

Caine and Hoffman have each won two Oscars while Freeman has won one. Caine is currently in “Interstellar,” Freeman was in “Lucy” and “Dolphin Tale 2 »

- Dave McNary

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Dustin Hoffman May Be Going In Style

19 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

New Line's remake of the 1979 George Burns comedy Going In Style already has Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine attached to star. Now the final member of the lead trio may have arrived. Dustin Hoffman is in talks to make up the third piece of the puzzle.The original film starred Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as bored Brooklyn senior citizens who hatch a plan to rob a bank. They pull off the caper wearing Groucho Marx disguises and then significantly increase their earnings with some casino luck. Their story becomes a media cause célèbre, but ill health and killjoy cops but a dampener on their adventures.Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) was originally lined up to direct, but has apparently moved on, although we still seem to be talking about his screenplay. Oddly, Variety reports that New Line are looking at Zach Braff (Garden State, Wish I Was Here) as his replacement, »

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Zach Braff in Talks to Direct 'Going in Style' Remake

19 November 2014 3:11 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fresh off his second directorial outing Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff is in talks to direct the Going in Style remake for New Line Cinema.

The original 1979 movie Going in Style starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three retired friends in their 70s, who plan a bank heist to add some excitement to their dull lives.

We reported in September 2013 that Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent) was replacing Don Scardino (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) at the helm, but now it seems he is no longer directing. Theodore Melfi is still attached as a producer, and he also provided the screenplay.

Donald De Line (Pain & Gain) is producing, with Tony Bill, who produced the original Going in Style, serving as executive producer. No production schedule was given.

After making his directorial debut with 2004's Garden State, Zach Braff's second feature Wish I Was Here hit theaters this summer. »

- MovieWeb

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Zach Braff in Talks to Direct Going In Style Remake

19 November 2014 12:15 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It took a decade for Zach Braff to direct his second feature film after 2004’s Garden State, but it appears that he’s eager to jump back into the director’s chair much more quickly this time around.  Deadline reports that Braff is in talks to take the helm of the Going in Style remake that New Line Cinema has been developing for a few years now, positioning the film as the follow-up to his Kickstarter-funded drama Wish I Was Here, which opened in theaters this summer.  The 1979 caper comedy Going in Style revolved around a trio of elderly friends—played by George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg—who decide to rob a bank out of boredom.  More after the jump. Per Deadline, Braff is in negotiations to direct Going in Style as his next film.  The project has had a few different directors attached, first with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’s Don Scardino, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sliff 2014 Interview – King Baggot III, Grandson of the Silent Film Star From St. Louis

12 November 2014 4:46 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The King Baggot Tribute is this Friday, November 14th at 7pm at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium. A 35mm print of Ivanhoe (1913) starring King Baggot will screen with live music by The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. The screening will be followed by an illustrated lecture on the life and career of King Baggot, which will be followed by the screening of Tumbleweeds (digital source 1925), directed by King Baggot with piano accompaniment by Matt Pace. Ticket information for the event can be found Here.

http://tributetokingbaggot.bpt.me/

Hollywood Cinematographer Stephen King Baggot, also known as King Baggot III, is a retired cinematographer and news cameraman born in 1943. Like his father and grandfather before him, he was always billed onscreen as simply ‘King Baggot’. The first King Baggot (1879-1948) was at one time Hollywood’s most popular star, known in his heyday as ‘King of the Movies’ ,’The »

- Tom Stockman

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New Book Reveals Johnny Carson's Least Favorite Tonight Show Guest: Bob Hope

6 November 2014 10:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Richard Zoglin is the author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century, published this week by Simon & Schuster and cited by reviewers as the definitive biography of the comedy legend. In its current issue, People singles it out as the book of the week. Here, an excerpt from the work.Viewers of The Tonight Show during the 1970s and '80s might have assumed that Bob Hope was one of Johnny Carson's favorite guests. No one appeared on the show more often than the comedy legend, and his guest appearances clung to a familiar, almost comical ritual. He would walk »

- Richard Zoglin

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13 great Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror Halloween stories

29 October 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

For Halloween, we celebrate The Simpsons' best Treehouse Of Horror stories, feat. zombies, Hitchcock and Kubrick spoofs and more...

“Nothing seems to bother my kids but tonight's show, which I totally wash my hands of, is really scary.”

For anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons, the Treehouse Of Horror Halloween specials are an annual horror staple, from spooky couch gag to horror-themed credits. You can learn an awful lot of things just from watching the show, but for younger audiences, these episodes gave us our introduction to certain iconic horror stories.

Having ditched the early framing device of the family telling scary stories to one another, with Springfielders cast in key roles, the format is now closer to a mini-anthology of terror with three stories that take place outside of canon. This has usually given the writers licence to be more gruesome and outlandish than in the regular series, »

- louisamellor

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From Stand-ups to Sitcom Stars - Some of our Favorites

3 October 2014 9:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Stand-up comedy predates the TV sitcom, but since network executives realized that you could take a person who was funny on-stage and build a series around them and capitalize on their established voice, they've been doing it. From Danny Thomas to Jack Benny to George Burns, many of the early TV comedy greats came nightclubs, vaudeville and any venue with a stage open to laughter. And sometimes they've been failing hilariously. Back in the '90s, it seemed like every other network sitcom was plucking a comedian from the circuit hoping to find the next Tim Allen or Brett Butler or Roseanne. Most of them were not. On Sunday, John Mulaney goes from "SNL" writer and stand-up favorite to Fox star. Here's Sepinwall's review. Next Friday, Cristela Alonzo tries to parlay her stage audience to ABC success.  Maybe "Mulaney" and "Cristela" will grow into sitcom classics. Maybe? Hmmm... Here are »

- Daniel Fienberg

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8 Former Sitcom Stars With Oscar Buzz This Fall

15 September 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

It’s an understood rule of comedic actors that they can all do drama, as well. Comedy is harder, of course. But then not every comedic actor is truly an actor. Not every comedic performance is about more than good line readings and having the necessary timing to tell a joke. Stand-up comedians often get starring gigs on sitcoms, but that doesn’t mean they’ll wind up with an Oscar nomination someday. (Sorry, Sinbad.) Those who do end up with Academy recognition are those who were always set to shine on the big screen and wound up on TV as a short little detour along the way. Jennifer Lawrence, for example. And Tom Hanks. And Leonardo DiCaprio. But there are also former TV comedy stars who do great work in dramatic movies and never garner Oscar attention, and then they have to go back and do a Dumb and Dumber sequel. There »

- Christopher Campbell

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The Simpsons top 50 episodes

28 August 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob counts down the top 50 episodes of TV's longest-running animated series, The Simpsons...

Since its debut in 1989, across 552 episodes and 25 seasons, The Simpsons has become one of the most revered and beloved TV programmes of all time. It’s a true cultural phenomenon that’s influenced not just animation, but all areas of TV comedy and sitcom. For so many of us, its quotes and catchphrases have permeated our everyday vernacular, from single words like “crisitunity” and “embiggen” to phrases “you don’t win friends with salad” and “everything’s coming up Milhouse.”

Personal opinions may vary, but for me the show’s peak years were from season 4 through to 10. They’re consistently funny, all killer and no filler runs with barely a dud episode to be found between 1992-1998. Past this point the standard becomes a little more mixed, and recent seasons have been distinctly average at best. The »

- louisamellor

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Emmys 2014: Complete winners list

25 August 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Tonight’s Emmy Awards looks to be one of the most competitive shows in recent years. Newcomer Orange Is the New Black makes a play against comedy vets Modern Family and Veep, while Breaking Bad and True Detective duke it out for the top drama honors. Check back here regularly to see a continuously updated list of the winners.

Also below, find a selection of winners from this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, which were held last Saturday, Aug. 16.

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC

Downton Abbey • PBS

Game Of Thrones • HBO

House Of Cards • Netflix

Mad Men • AMC

True Detective »

- EW staff

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 3 - HitFix Picks

22 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Somehow, despite including two different clip shows, Day 3 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon leads us deep into the show's Golden Years, as we finish Season 4, go through Season 5 and most of Season 6, spanning from "So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show" through "The PTA Disbands." For the second straight day, we had no trouble picking two favorites apiece and we left out a slew of great episodes including Krusty's Kancellation, Bart's rise to "I Didn't Do It!" fame, James Woods' stint at the Kwik-e-Mart, Homer's trip into space and Lisa's attempts to design a new Malibu Stacy. [The image accompanying this story is from "Marge in Chains" which, if I'm being honest, didn't come close to making our list, but it's the only official image Fxx was able to provide for the episodes airing on Saturday.] My own greatest regret is that I couldn't pick "Treehouse of Horror V," which features "The Shinning" and "Time and Punishment," which are two of my five "Treehouse" segments. However, I stand by the two episodes I chose. And guess what? Day 4 was even Harder, choosing-wise. But that's tomorrow. »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall, Drew McWeeny, Josh Lasser and Dave Lewis

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“Hey, Glad You Won But…”: Top 10 Nominees Deprived of Oscar Gold in Favor of Another Contender

19 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The knock on the Academy Awards throughout the years always seem to be how certain actors, directors and films are snubbed in favor of other chosen nominations. Sometimes the justification for these overlooked selections in performances and motion pictures are warranted. Many will agree that a lot of injustices have been committed based on how some Oscar-worthy selections were slighted.

Has anyone ever considered the equal possibilities of omission when one Oscar nominee wins the  golden statuette over another nominee that one thought was more deserving for the victory? There have been numerous instances when observers who have witnessed an Oscar win thought that their competitor should have received it instead. It is only human nature to have an opinion as to feel who should have claimed Oscar gold as opposed to the fellow nominee that actually accomplished the goal.

Let us look at the top ten instances where it »

- Frank Ochieng

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Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

13 July 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in motion pictures that the concept of “slumming it” in television actually saved their show business profession. Hence, the boob tube made them relevant whereas the big screen had unceremoniously passed them by.

However, there is also a mutual respect that cinema and television share that go hand in hand when shaping our appreciation for entertainment on both the big and small screen. When movies depict the aspects of the TV world giving a sociological, psychological or emotional perspective then it is not so uncool to be a proud couch potato after all, right? Let »

- Frank Ochieng

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