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After ‘The Knick,’ Andre Holland Sets His Sights on Bigger Film, TV Roles

After ‘The Knick,’ Andre Holland Sets His Sights on Bigger Film, TV Roles
As a child in Atlanta, André Holland was attracted to storytellers. “My grandfather was a preacher, so I grew up hearing his stories and watching his performance,” says the 36-year-old actor. “I was also always around a lot of old-school Southern storytellers, so telling stories was important to me. But I didn’t realize it was something you could do for a career.”

It is, and he has. After standout performances in “42” and “Sugar,” Holland broke through with his blistering turn in Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax drama “The Knick,” in which he played Dr. Algernon Edwards, a brilliant physician fighting for respect at the turn of the century. It was his work on that show that paved the way for his current high-profile projects. He’s now appearing on season six of FX’s “American Horror Story: Roanoke” as a loving husband who moves into a dangerous home with a past. And
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After ‘The Knick,’ Andre Holland Sets His Sights on Bigger Film, TV Roles

After ‘The Knick,’ Andre Holland Sets His Sights on Bigger Film, TV Roles
As a child in Atlanta, André Holland was attracted to storytellers. “My grandfather was a preacher, so I grew up hearing his stories and watching his performance,” says the 36-year-old actor. “I was also always around a lot of old-school Southern storytellers, so telling stories was important to me. But I didn’t realize it was something you could do for a career.”

It is, and he has. After standout performances in “42” and “Sugar,” Holland broke through with his blistering turn in Steven Soderbergh’s Cinemax drama “The Knick,” in which he played Dr. Algernon Edwards, a brilliant physician fighting for respect at the turn of the century. It was his work on that show that paved the way for his current high-profile projects. He’s now appearing on season six of FX’s “American Horror Story: Roanoke” as a loving husband who moves into a dangerous home with a past.
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Kris Jenner -- I Do Weddings ... for My Famous Friends

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Kris Jenner threw a wedding for her longtime pal and 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Faye Resnick, and even officiated the ceremony. It went down Sunday at Jenner's Calabasas pad. 'Rhobh' star Kyle Richards was one of the bridesmaids and her daughter Portia was flower girl. Khloe Kardashian even taught her some dance moves. [[tmz:video id="0_djww09j7"]] Kris has married off people before, including her own pastor Brad Johnson.  Faye married lawyer Everett Jack in a small ceremony,
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Time Machine: Spielberg and Daughter (with 'Indiana Jones' Actress Capshaw) on Oscars Red Carpet

Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was
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Oscar Film Series: Boyle-Franco Collaboration Mostly Works Despite Director's Exaggerated Hyperkinetic Touches

'127 Hours' movie with James Franco '127 Hours' Review: James Franco stars in harrowing real life-based story 127 Hours. When I initially heard that Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning team behind Slumdog Millionaire, were adapting the real life story of Aron Ralston for the big screen, I got excited. A movie seemed an inevitability when the story broke in the news – and Ralston wrote a book about it – but I couldn't have imagined such a great filmmaking team actually working on it. When James Franco was cast as Ralston, my hopes hit a high. Franco is an underrated and remarkably talented actor unfortunately snubbed by most for his wonderful work in 2008's Milk and Pineapple Express. Danny Boyle also happens to be a very skilled director, one whose style tends to be hyperkinetic. Though it worked beautifully in Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting, Boyle's touch actually hinders, rather than enhances,
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7 Adorable Puppies Help Jimmy Fallon Predict the Ncaa Final Four (Video)

7 Adorable Puppies Help Jimmy Fallon Predict the Ncaa Final Four (Video)
Congratulations is in order to Michigan State: The Ncaa Tournament is now the Spartans’ Final Four to lose, at least according to Jimmy Fallon‘s puppies. “The Tonight Show” host used his scientific prediction machine — four bowls of kibble and seven young pooches — to determine who would hoist the trophy at the end of the tourney. Spoiler alert: Kentucky’s historic undefeated season is soon to come to a disappointing end. NBC’s tiny, furry talent included Brad Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Roger Blain, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick Jr. Also Read: Budweiser’s ‘Lost Puppy’ Super Bowl Ad Will Make Football.
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Ohio State vs. Oregon: Jimmy Fallon Asks Puppies to Predict Football Championship

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Ohio State vs. Oregon: Jimmy Fallon Asks Puppies to Predict Football Championship
Jimmy Fallon and puppies: What more do you even need? Well, how about football, too? On Wednesday's The Tonight Show, Fallon called upon a snuggly pack of yellow Labrador retrievers to look into the crystal (okay, metal) chow bowl and determine who will win the 2015 college championship between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks. As ever, the starting line-up consisted of Brad Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Roger Blain, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick, Jr.Frick was especially frisky on the bench, but it was Blain who charged out to the Ohio State kibble - shortly before urinating on it.
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Jimmy Fallon Asks Puppies to Predict Football Championship & It's Adorable

Jimmy Fallon Asks Puppies to Predict Football Championship & It's Adorable
Jimmy Fallon and puppies: What more do you even need?

Well, how about football, too?

On Wednesday's The Tonight Show, Fallon called upon a snuggly pack of golden retrievers to look into the crystal (okay, metal) chow bowl and determine who will win the 2015 college championship between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks.

As ever, the starting line-up consisted of Brad Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Roger Blain, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick, Jr. (the heir to Fallon's dog Gary Frick, who predicted – unfortunately, alas – the 2012 Presidential election in favor or Republican Mitt Romney).

Frick was especially frisky on the bench,
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Trailer: Nicolas Cage Is "Left Behind"

Kirk Cameron is out and Nicolas Cage is in, whilst the budget has been considerably raised for this upcoming second attempt at a film adaptation of the popular Christian thriller novel series "Left Behind".

The books start with 'The Rapture' from Christian eschatology suddenly taking place, and those people left behind on Earth must deal with aftermath and the rise of the Anti-Christ. A previous, no-budget affair was produced in 2000 starring Cameron as a journalist.

Chad Michael Murray takes over that role in the new film, but the focus in this adaptation shifts to Cage's airline pilot character played by Brad Johnson in the previous film. Legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong helms this new version with the first trailer out today. The film opens October 3rd.
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Nicolas Cage Will Save Us All in a Remake of Left Behind

Nicolas Cage makes a career out of losing his shit in movies, so can you imagine Nicolas Cage in a remake of the Christian-heavy “Left Behind” movie series? Holy … well, you know. The “Ghost Rider” star is currently in talks to front a remake of the “Left Behind” movie series, based on the bestselling series of novels by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. A post-apocalyptic franchise of sorts, it chronicles the world post-Rapture, with all the “good” people having gone to Heaven to be with God, leaving all of us bad sinners behind. Shoulda repented when you had the chance, sinners! There were three moderately budgeted films in the series starting with 2001′s “Left Behind”, starring Kirk Cameron (of “Growing Pains” fame), his wife Chelsea Noble, and Brad Johnson. I found all three films to be entertaining enough, even though I’m not “of the faith”, as it were. Then again,
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Nicolas Cage to Take Over for Kirk Cameron in the Left Behind Reboot!

Nicolas Cage to Take Over for Kirk Cameron in the Left Behind Reboot!
What do Civil War vampire Nicolas Cage and Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron have in common? Well, if things work out, they will have both played Cameron "Buck" Williams in the Left Behind series.

Nicolas Cage is eyeing the lead in a big screen remake of this Christian-themed end of the world thriller from writers Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. This will be the first theatrical feature from faith-oriented production company Stoney Lake Entertainment.

With a projected budget of $15 million, this reboot of the series will shoot in early spring with a projected release date of Fall 2013. Samuel Goldwyn Films is releasing the film theatrically.

The story will follow a group of survivors who are left behind after the biblical rapture. The original trilogy became the highest grossing Christian-themed franchise ever produced.

Expect Eric Roberts and Jeffrey Dean Morgan to sign on in the very near future, and lets pray
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Kirk Cameron: Christian Movies / Box Office

Kirk Cameron, Left Behind Kirk Cameron: Gays 'Unnatural' – Plus Cameron's Banana Video As for Kirk Cameron, he hasn't had a very fruitful film career, as the vast majority of his work has been restricted to television. During his Growing Pains heyday in the '80s, Cameron was seen in only a handful of mainstream releases, all but one box-office bombs — e.g., Douglas Day Stewart's romantic drama Listen to Me (1989), opposite Jami Gertz, and the Robin Williams-Kurt Russell comedy The Best of Times (1986). The second phase of Cameron's film career is comprised of a few movies geared to Evangelical Christian audiences in the United States. In Vic Sarin's Armaggedon-themed Left Behind (2001), Cameron plays television journalist Buck Williams, described by the New York Times' Stephen Holden as "the most golly gee-whiz young journalist to appear since Jimmy Olsen stalked Superman." For all his naiveté, Williams uncovers
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Left Behind Franchise Returns to the Big Screen

Left Behind Franchise Returns to the Big Screen
Cloud Ten Pictures is looking to resurrect its faith-based franchise Left Behind for a new theatrical feature. Paul Lalonde, who wrote the original Left Behind in 2001, and John Patus, who wrote the last entry in the franchise, Left Behind: World at War, have written the screenplay. The studio will shop the script to buyers at the American Film Market this week.

It is said this new Left Behind movie will center on the Rapture, and will be structured like a classic disaster movie. The story focuses on the survivors after the first few hours of the Rapture. Cloud Ten Pictures is eyeing a budget of $15 million, which would make it one of the most ambitious faith-based projects ever. The studio is currently seeking a director.

The original Left Behind was adapted from the novel series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, which has sold over 65 million copies worldwide. Kirk Cameron
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10 greatest flying movies

From aerial bravery in Wwi to Tom Cruise in an F-14 Tomcat, Mark lists his top ten all-time favourite flying movies…

This is a personal list, and as such, won't please everyone. I accept that, but I wanted to look at the films that have best represented flying for me over the years.

I've also excluded helicopters in exchange for a festival of fixed wings. But as a person who loves aircraft and flying of all kinds, these are the ones that made me feel the need. The need for speed...

The Dam Busters (1955)

Gosh, what a place to start. For the most part, the film's an historically accurate retelling of the ultimate daring-do of WWII. Richard Todd plays the unflappable Guy Gibson, who lead the amazing 617 Squadron on their secret mission against the dams of the Ruhr valley.

Using the Barnes Wallis (played by Michael Redgrave) utterly inspired bouncing bomb,
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[DVD Review] Flight of the Intruder

John Milius' Vietnam retrospection, coming at the tail end of movies like Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now (which Milius co-wrote with Francis Ford Coppola), attempts to shape a sense of disillusionment over the war from within the military, and show that kneejerk anger one feels over all the pointless deaths. It goes far beyond that point, however, and gets itself lost in the jungles. There's an inconsequential trial sequence, an awkward characterization of a gruff superior, a quickly smoothed over romantic subplot, and then a bloodbath of a third act that appears to exist only to fill a bodycount quota.

The embodiment of the aforementioned anger is Jake (Brad Johnson), a fighter pilot whose beliefs are shattered when his best friend and navigator is killed by an anti-air missile during a routine night mission. He's crushed, but allowed no moment to grief by his commander (Danny Glover
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Concept Art from Sci Fi Channel’s New Riverworld

SciFiWire, the web arm of The Sci Fi Channel, is dishing out new concept artwork from the cable net’s upcoming mini-series (aka backdoor pilot for a regular TV series) Riverworld, based on Philip Jose Farmer’s series of novels. I still remember the other backdoor pilot they did a few years back, starring Brad Johnson, actually. This new one looks entirely different, though. In the new Riverworld, Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse’s Tahmoh Penikett will play Matt Ellman, an American war reporter who is killed, along with his fiancee Jessie (Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort) by a suicide bomber. They awaken in separate locations, but on the same mysterious world where everyone who has ever lived on Earth seems to have been “reborn” along the banks of a seemingly endless river. Matt’s quest to locate his beloved Jessie is joined by 13th-century female samurai warrior Tomoe (Jeananne Goossen) and
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