Demme never stopped dragging his favorite people into his movies, so Hitchcock subsequently showed up in “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Rachel Getting Married,” on top of being asked to contribute songs for other films.
As it happens, the “adventure” Slee has in mind is strictly of the educational variety, and while that may dissuade normal moviegoers from seeking out this exotic learning opportunity (which plays museums and science centers, rather than megaplexes anyway), parents and teachers of grade-school kids have reason to rejoice: Slee’s film boasts such a high level of writing, acting, and overall production polish that youngsters may be fooled into thinking
A transatlantic cast of eight plays the mutable Evans at various points in his colorful life as he goes from being a dentist’s son in Harlem...
Thriller remake The Manchurian Candidate is a great showcase for director Jonathan Demme's use of the camera to evoke fear and empathy...
Iraq War veteran Ben Marco wakes up on a train with a jolt. For a second, he sees an apparition from the past sitting directly opposite him. Marco blinks, and the figure vanishes.
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Jonathan Demme’s remake of The Manchurian Candidate is full of small yet jarring sequences like this: moments which take place in a familiar setting, but with something strange or somehow out of place thrown in. Not long after Marco wakes up on the train, he strikes up a begrudging conversation with a young woman, Rose (Kimberly Elise), who says she's seen him around. Rose appears to have taken
Last night, Broadway theatre lights were darkened for one minute at 7:45pm in remembrance of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. At Simon McBurney's Complicite production of The Encounter, the house manager of the Golden Theatre told me that Simon left New York due to the death of a dear friend who turned out to be John Berger (January 2, 2017).
Simon McBurney's Complicite production of The Encounter at the Golden Theatre Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom's documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds was screened at the 54th New York Film Festival and Carrie Fisher attended without her mother.
Debbie Reynolds died on December 28, 2016, one day after the death of her daughter. They were first on Broadway together in the 1973 revival production of Irene, initially directed by John Gielgud, who was replaced
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Simon McBurney and Matthew Goode
In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
Allied, the latest effort from Robert Zemeckis has unfortunately, like so many others, has been afflicted with an awful advertising campaign. In the 2 minute trailer the key points of the whole film are laid out, making the experience of actually watching it quite tedious.
Max Vatan (Pitt) is an intelligence officer who is tasked with assassinating a German ambassador. He pairs up with Mariann Beausejour (Cotillard) a French Resistance fighter and the two spend the first half of the film flirting, firing guns and exchanging some cringeworthy dialogue. We’re waiting for the “twist” that’s been revealed in the trailer.
Box Office Mojo reports that Moana opened in 3,875 theaters this weekend, with an impressive $14,329 per-screen average. No budget figures were released for this animated adventure, which came in quite lower than Disney's hit animated movies such as Frozen ($67.3 million) and Zootopia ($75 million). Both of those films ended up earning over $1 billion worldwide during their full theatrical runs, but it remains to be seen whether
Box Office Mojo reports that Moana is set to debut in over 3,800 theaters this weekend, which is still roughly 350 theaters less than Fantastic Beasts. Allied is expected to roll out in approximately 3,000 theaters, while Bad Santa 2 will debut in more than 2,500 theaters and Rules Don't Apply is expected to arrive in 2,300 theaters this weekend.
Suzanne de Passe, who wrote the Billie Holiday movie “Lady Sings the Blues,” and her long time business partner, Madison Jones of de Passe Jones Entertainment, are producing the untitled movie. Also producing are Broadway producer Willette Klausner; music producer David Franco; and journalist Marc Le Chat, Makeba’.s long-time publicist and confidant.
Makeba was one of the key voices against apartheid and popularized African music starting in the late 1950s. She was South Africa’s first Grammy winner and a Top 10 artist, recording and performing songs in English, Portuguese, Hebrew and Swahili. Makeba worked with Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Nina Simone, Odetta, Hugh Masekela and Paul Simon.
Her South African citizenship was revoked in 1963. She
Take our advice, there’s no better place to spend the season than at the movie theater, so start here.
“Allied” (November 23)
Robert Zemeckis has had an interesting relationship with on-screen history. “Forrest Gump” reimagined decades worth of Americana and “The Walk” turned a grace note of New York history and crafted a spectacle. “Allied” finds him in historical thriller mode,
“Allied,” which opens on Nov. 23, 2016 and is rated “R,” also stars Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Daniel Betts, Simon McBurney and August Diehl from director Robert Zemeckis and writer Steven Knight. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
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Thanks very much for your questions. I think it's good that people throw in the odd snarky one - it makes it a bit more like real conversation! I'm sorry that I'm not Doctor Who or someone, but you know, there we are. Back to work everybody!
You’re a fellow Edinburgh University alumnus of Gordon Brown, Pippa Middleton and Julius Nyerere. Out of these three, who would you say you are most similar to and why?
I've always thought of myself of a cross between Gordon Brown and Pippa Middleton, for reasons that are, I hope, extremely obvious.
What was the programme you were recording near Teddington Lock about three years ago? Did it ever see the light of day?
Filmmaker James Wan’s second foray into the world of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren has taken in $101.4 million at the domestic box office so far, and $204.5 million on approximately 3,000 screens in 60 markets internationally, with a few small territories yet to release. The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, respectively, are now the highest grossing horror films worldwide, after 1973’s The Exorcist. And with a total of $305.9 million and counting for this current film alone, The Conjuring universe—consisting of The Conjuring, Annabelle and The Conjuring 2—is now the third-highest grossing horror franchise worldwide, earning more than $882 million with just three films.
The new Francis Crick Institute in London’s King’s Cross opens this summer, and by the time it reaches its full capacity later in the year will house 1,400 researchers and 400 support staff. Sir Paul Nurse, director and chief executive, describes it as “probably the biggest biomedical research laboratory building in the world”; others have affectionately dubbed it “Sir Paul’s Cathedral”. Nurse, who was president of the Royal Society until last year, has become one of the most celebrated scientists in Britain. Born to a working-class family in Norfolk, his career has led him from a Harrow grammar school to some of the world’s most prestigious biology and genetics laboratories and, in 2001, to the Nobel prize for medicine, for his work discovering “key regulators in the cell cycle”.
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