No director is perfect (I think) and each has their flaws. By highlighting them and discussing them I think you come to appreciate the individual better as an artist who despite his/her personal and professional failings was still able to produce captivating and entertaining works of art. If anything it can probably give the fans of Hughes out there something to shoot for. If you were indeed looking to pick up where Hughes left off in the teen drama genre then you would do well to avoid
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Last night, a Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen‘s play An Enemy of the People opened on Broadway. I had the great pleasure of being in attendance at the performance, which I will review here along with a summary of the reviews found in several leading trade papers.
Among the enthusiastic crowd were several theater and film regulars, including Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, costume designer William Ivey Long, Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, four-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, film and theater star Tate Donovan, TV and stage star Sam Waterston, Tony nominee and stage vet Jessica Hecht, acting duo Dylan Baker and Becky Ann Baker and the great stage and screen vet James Earl Jones.
The play stars four-time Tony winner Boyd Gaynes and Emmy winner Richard Thomas (TV’s The Waltons), who play brothers living in a
Indeed it would, Mr. Hardy. Indeed it would. Now, let's be realistic, Hardy is being anything but serious. Skyfall is halfway through production and headed for a November 9th release. Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, has been signed to play the world's greatest secret agent for five more films.
Chloë Moretz, Keanu Reeves
"How about breakfast tomorrow? I get up at about one o'clock."
The Age of Innocence
"I want to get away with you...and...find a world where words like that don't exist."
Alessandro Nivola, Emily Mortimer
"Feels like a little adventure?" "Do your worst, Mr. Hughes."
Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt and Sir Ben Kingsley
"It's gonna be a good summer.
Chris Farley and David Spade struck gold with a similar format with Tommy Boy. Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifanakis made a go of the road movie comedy in Due Date last year with great success.
And yet, in the grand scheme of things, they are little more than faint echoes of the 1987 film from writer-director John Hughes and stars Steve Martin and John Candy.
The movie follows Neal Page (Martin) and Del Griffith (Candy), two men who are thrown together by coincidence and circumstance while trying to get back home to Chicago from New York for Thanksgiving. En route, they're faced with delayed flights, broken-down trains, and rental cars engulfed by flames.
All of those issues are compounded by the fact that Del's talkative,
News: Warren Beatty is set to return to the director’s chair after 13 years, with a film about loony tycoon Howard Hughes. Beatty will also write, produce and star in the film as Howard Hughes, next to a whole list of potential names that could include Jack Nicholson, Andrew Garfield, Evan Rachel Wood, Rooney Mara, Annette Bening, Shia Labeouf, and Alec Baldwin.
Thoughts by Tsr: Why is Warren Beatty making a Howard Hughes movie less than ten years after Martin Scorsese’s own Hughes documentary, The Aviator? Who knows. Perhaps Beatty, who has been off the silver screen for ten years now, has been going through his own Hughes moments – locking himself in a screening room and watching Ishtar on repeat. (Ok, I wasn’t able to finish Ishtar, because it sucked.)
Snide aside, the word is that Beatty’s movie isn’t going to be an exact biopic,
Good news: Albert Hughes, co-director of The Book Of Eli and From Hell, is no longer attached to direct the live-action remake of Akira. I say this is good not because I bear Mr. Hughes any ill will, but because I'm hoping that this will eventually lead to the entire project being scrapped. Considering the lead has been linked to everyone from Keanu Reeves (winces) to DiCaprio (shrugs) to Zac Efron (dies inside), I'd rather it just quietly disappears. I'm rarely that lucky though.
Also good news in the lost director front: David O. Russell has left the video game adaptation, Uncharted. Why is it good news? Fans of the game (myself included) were in an uproar after the supposed casting of Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake, as well as Russell's strange take on the story (he
But 10 years after "The Aviator," will the world be ready for another of Nolan's pet projects -- another movie that's all about Howard Hughes?
Let's backtrack a little. In the early 2000s, Nolan had wanted to make a film called "Mr. Hughes" about the renowned aviator and billionaire, based on Michael Drosnin's biography "Citizen Hughes: The Power, the Money and the Madness." But around that same time, Martin Scorsese put his own Hughes film, "The Aviator," into production, and Nolan was forced to back off.
The film went on to be a resounding success and even won five Oscars,
Some Kind of Wonderful is not a particularly great movie, for all the reasons one might expect when viewing a 1987 film for the first time in 2010: It's dated, cheesy, terribly directed, the music is painful, and the performances are mediocre, at best. There are no emotional transitions in this movie: The characters align around each other for inexplicable and unexplained reasons: Keith falls in love with Amanda just
It's a staggering record. I consider myself a huge movie addict, but I probably only see somewhere in the mid-300s per year. In part, that's because I spend a good chunk of time writing about what I see. Also, I try to enjoy a balanced media diet of movies, television, comics and graphic novels, websites, and so forth. Over my lifetime, I've probably seen somewhere in the vicinity of 10-12,000 movies.
We never met in this lifetime. Our paths were never destined to cross. But one day, after I watched one of your movies, you changed my life in a way that can't be thanked in person or in letter form.
From a young age I had always been interested in films. I very much enjoyed watching films at home or at the cinema, but it never really went further than that. Until, one day, I flicked onto a BBC late night showing of The Breakfast Club. I couldn't have been any more than eight or nine years old, but I can remember now, to this day, that is was the first film that spoke to me.
The next day after watching it, I
Here’s how it will go down: we’ll keep updating this post with our scintillating thoughts, and you keep refreshing the page to keep it up to the minute. Feel free to leave us any comments as you feel our rage when Inglourious Basterds or The Hurt Locker gets overlooked as Avatar sweeps up.
We’re insensitive. We’re absurd. We’re movie buffs. Ready? Here we go.
Philip (5:01 Pm Pst) – You mean I busted my ass home and missed
Worth 1000 "Mate a Movie" contest. Fun entries my favorites being Lt. Aldo Raine of the Na'Vi tribe and a Coen Bros/ The Wolfman mash-up
/Film An Avatar novel to tide you over until the sequel?
Studio Daily Lance Acord, one of the best living cinematographers (Where The Wild Things Are, Marie Antoinette), speaks
In Contention concludes its annual opinionated shots of the year column
MTV Movies Oren Moverman (The Messenger) moving on from depressed soldiers to depressed rock stars. A Kurt Cobain biopic is next
Upper Playground 'The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds'. Mmmm, movie artwork.
Finally, today is Molly Ringwald's birthday -- happy 42 -- and since I grew up idolizing her (ohhh, the 80s!) I had to share this great print celebrating The Breakfast Club. It's going for $10 a pop. Isn't it fine?
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