15 items from 2013
Marta Heflin, who was associated with director Robert Altman during a stage and film career that included starring in Altman pic “A Perfect Couple” and appearing in the helmer’s Broadway and movie versions of “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” died Sept. 18 after a long illness, according to a paid obituary that appeared in the New York Times. She was 68.
In addition to “A Perfect Couple” and 1982′s “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” Heflin appeared in the Altman film “A Wedding.” Her final film credit was Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1982.
Heflin was born in Washington, D.C., but was part of a large Hollywood family. »
- Carmel Dagan
Broadway actress Marta Heflin dead at 68: Featured in several Robert Altman movies (photo: Marta Heflin in ‘A Perfect Couple’) Stage actress Marta Heflin, who was featured in a handful of movies in the ’70s and early ’80s, including three Robert Altman efforts, died on September 18, 2013, after "a long illness." Heflin (born on March 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C.) was 68. On Broadway, Marta Heflin was featured in the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Soon, and Jesus Christ Superstar (replacing Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene). Additionally, she was seen in Ed Graczyk’s Robert Altman-directed 1982 play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, about a group of James Dean fans — among them Karen Black, Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Sudie Bond, and Mark Patton — who get together on the twentieth anniversary of Dean’s death. Marta Heflin movies Along with her fellow Come Back to the Five and Dime, »
- Andre Soares
Marta Heflin, an actress from a famous Hollywood family who appeared for Robert Altman in the Broadway and film versions of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, has died. She was 68. Heflin, who also starred as a young groupie matched up with a middle-aged businessman (Paul Dooley) in Altman’s romantic comedy A Perfect Couple, died Sept. 18 after a long illness, according to a paid obituary in The New York Times. Heflin’s uncle was Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin (Johnny Eager, Shane, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers), and her aunt was Frances
- Mike Barnes
It appears Cincinnati Bengals fans do not want to hear Katy Perry roar. The NFL team axed the pop star's hit song "Roar," from their musical lineup after they revealed Monday that the song would be their pregame, in-game and postgame song at Paul Brown Stadium, and fans went wild (not in a good way). Following the announcement, Bengals fans hit social media, bashing the organization for their pop song selection, according to the Washington Street Journal. And the team took notice. Friday, The Bengals organization said they wouldn't feature the song as prominently anymore. "I think some fans proved that there's an expectation that when the team »
More than a backdrop, the quarry adds grit and grandeur to this movie about working-class kids in a posh part of Indiana, says Xan Brooks, in our series about personal cinematic passions
Breaking Away is a terrific film about working-class kids in an upper-class town. Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher are out of school and at a loose end, rattling around the leafy, learned environs of Bloomington, Indiana. I like films with a strong sense of place; where the location is almost a character in its own right. Breaking Away cuts between a Bloomington campus of lavish college buildings and an abandoned quarry out in the woods. It then shows us the link between the two. Without Bloomington, there would be no Breaking Away. But without the quarry, there would be no Bloomington. »
- Xan Brooks
"There's No Place Like Home" was most definitely a throwaway episode of Major Crimes, but with the guest stars and the circumstances surrounding the rather boring murder, there was no reason to hold it against anyone.
When Provenza had a hard time hitting his mark at the firing range and worried that his age might be causing him to lose his edge on the job, the entire team was introduced to a group of zany characters who had made an apartment complex into their own retirement home after working together on a television show in the 70s called Prognosis: Homicide.
It was a case dreams are made of. Their friend owned the building and left it to his "family" - meaning them. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carissa Pavlica)
Doris Roberts is happy to get back to fighting crime, at least on television.
An assistant to Pierce Brosnan's "Remington Steele" as Mildred before playing mom to Ray Romano on "Everybody Loves Raymond," the five-time Emmy winner teams with several other familiar TV faces -- Tim Conway ("The Carol Burnett Show"), Marion Ross ("Happy Days"), Ron Glass ("Barney Miller") and Paul Dooley ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") -- in Monday's (Aug. 5) new episode of TNT's "Major Crimes."
The veteran actors collectively play former cast and crew members of a fictional 1970s show called "Prognosis: Homicide," and they now live in an apartment complex where another resident has died suspiciously. Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and her team seek the group's assistance in determining what happened.
Roberts' character was the hairstylist on the show-within-the-show ("an outspoken one ... what else would you expect from me?"), and the actress tells Zap2it the "Major Crimes" guest gathering is "incredible, »
We now know that Peter Capaldi will play the twelfth Doctor. Capaldi is a familiar face if you’re a fan of The Thick of It, Skins or The Hour. He also appeared in Torchwood: Children of Earth as well as the “Fires of Pompeii” episode of Doctor Who. Caputi’s a great actor and it’s hard to complain about his casting. Still, I wish they didn’t joke about the possibility of the Doctor being played by a woman in the lead-up. I’m fine if they’re going to keep casting straight, white, male actors in the role but I wish they wouldn’t pretend they might do something different before doing the same thing.
- Lyle Masaki
Turbo movie box office: A costly disappointment-in-the-making? DreamWorks Animation / 20th Century Fox’s Turbo debuted on Wednesday at 3,551 North American locations, grossing a barely passable $5.55 million according to figures found at Box Office Mojo. True, Turbo isn’t a sequel like Despicable Me 2 or Monsters University, but the 3D animated feature cost a reported $135 million. Could Turbo be thus considered a domestic box-office flop-in-the-making? Well, that’s much too early to tell, as animated films at times develop sturdy legs — and not only in the U.S. and Canada, but elsewhere as well. (Image: Turbo snail racer.) (Friday, July 19, update: Following a solid Thursday midnight debut, it looks like the domestic weekend box office will belong to the low-budget horror movie The Conjuring. The paragraph below has been slightly amended to reflect that.) Box-office pundits had been expecting Turbo to top the domestic box-office chart this weekend, with approximately $28-30 million, »
- Zac Gille
In the latest news of real crime to take notes from Breaking Bad, an Idaho man killed his girlfriend and tried to dispose of the body by soaking it in acid. When police checked his DVD player, it had been left at the scene where Walter instructs Jesse on the kind of plastic tub to buy for that kind of disposal.
I’m debating how I feel about the news that The Price is Right celebrating the anniversary of Plinko with an all-Plinko episode. I love Plinko, and when I manage to catch Tpir, I’m thrilled to see the Plinko board — but I’m not sure if it’ll work with no »
- Lyle Masaki
Several TV legends are going to help solve a Major Crimes case.
Five-time Emmy winner Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), Marion Ross (Happy Days), Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Ron Glass (Barney Miller) and Paul Dooley (Curb Your Enthusiasm) will guest-star on an upcoming Season 2 episode of the TNT series.
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Per EW.com, the quintet will play a group of outspoken residents at an apartment complex, all of whom worked together on a 1970s crime drama called Prognosis: Homicide. When one of their unpopular neighbors turns up dead, they help Raydor, Provenza et al with the investigation. »
- Vlada Gelman
Major Crimes is staging a major classic TV reunion.
EW has learned that TV (and all-around) stars Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show), Paul Dooley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ron Glass (Barney Miller), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) and Marion Ross (Happy Days) are all set to appear in an episode of the crime drama, set to air in August.
Per the story line, the quintet will play a group of outspoken residents at an apartment complex, who all once worked together on a 1970s crime drama (called Prognosis: Homicide!). In the episode, the tenants help Major Crimes solve a case »
- Sandra Gonzalez
“With the first pick in the NFL Draft…”
Millions of football fans tuned in to Espn last night for the sport’s equivalent of Christmas morning. After months of anticipation and analysis, fans finally got to see which collegiate superstars will be wearing their favorite teams’ jersey next season. As each of the 32 teams are on a ticking clock, their coaches and general managers agonize over their options while the players wait helplessly to be told where their professional lives will begin. It’s a tense and exciting annual ritual that director Ivan Reitman is bringing to the big screen with Draft Day, »
- Jeff Labrecque
This year, with the appointment of Fest veteran Jon Fitzgerald as Executive Director of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, films that matter will have an opportunity to be showcased in the heart of Hollywood. Fitzgerald will be working closely with festival founder Carlos de Abreu, and will be in charge of development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall Festival management, as well as the Hollywood Gives Back® Project. Hollywood Gives Back® with CineCause, will be showcasing the other side of Hollywood, celebrating the Industry’s creative artists who have supported causes around the world. These efforts will be presented through the CineCause Spotlight section of the Festival, connecting social impact films with related causes. The Hollywood Gives Back® mandate is to give a voice to the voiceless through the visual and new mediums, highlighting social and human conditions worldwide, and recognizing people and organizations that have contributed to the »
- Hollywood News Team
Starting this fall, a re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megahit “Phantom of the Opera” could be rolling into your city. The newest version of the musical first debuted in March 2012 at Plymouth, England, followed by a successful U.K. tour. So far the American leg of the tour has announced 20 engagements, with a complete schedule to be announced in the coming weeks. This reinterpretation of “Phantom” was directed by Laurence Connor, choreographed by Scott Ambler with set and lighting design by Paul Brown and Paule Constable, respectively. The productions will be managed by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. In addition, the Tony Award-winning costume designs by the late Maria Bjornson from the original show will be used. “After a glorious celebration last month of the 25 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted to be able to bring this dazzling new production of ‘Phantom’—which »
15 items from 2013
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