With a stolen map of all time and space in hand, the little gang of burglars, led by Randall (played by a
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There's adventure and fantasy afoot in Time Bandits.
The 1981 adventure fantasy Time Bandits is a energetic and engaging voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam (Brazil).
In the film, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson, The Four Feathers), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery, The Man Who Would Be King)—but Evil (David Warner, Titanic) is watching their every move.
Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and Monty Python’s Michael Palin (who also appears in the film),Â Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire on technology gone awry.
The film has been out in
Craig Ferguson announced that he is stepping down from The Late Late Show. His last show will come at the end of the year, which means CBS’ late night will get a complete reboot in 2015. Ferguson will walk away with the longest run as Late Late Show host, having been on the show for ten years, beating Tom Snyder‘s four years and Craig Kilborn‘s five (yes, just five, it only felt like it would never end). At least four late night talk shows (both of CBS’ shows, The Colbert Report and Chelsea Lately) will be different next year. So far we only know who will take over one of those shows.
We’re finally getting more episodes of HBO’s lamented one season wonder The Comeback. E! reports that a six episode “event series” is about to start filming. Series co creator Michael Patrick King will return
In the '80s, Letterman's Midwestern snark and ironic sensibilities were considered groundbreaking in the comparatively staid world of Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder; now they've provided the groundwork for many of today's mainstream comedy trends.
Now that Letterman has officially said farewell to late night, let's look back at the 10 best things Letterman gave us. (Could it have been any other number?)
10. Memories Galore
Leading up to his final broadcast, Letterman, 68, fulfilled a fan's request
How David Letterman Reinvented TV
Letterman told the audience during the taping that he had informed CBS CEO Les Moonves of his decision,
Letterman had hosted a morning show on the peacock network back in 1980 and it was such disappointment that it was pulled after 18 weeks. The network still believed in Letterman though, especially when he started being courted for a syndicated show. He was signed to guest host for his idol on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and it became clear what Letterman should be doing.
In November 1981, the creation of Late Night with David Letterman was announced, produced by Carson productions. This meant that Tom Snyder's Tomorrow Coast to Coast would be moved back an hour but Snyder refused and that show was cancelled in mid-December.
To accompany Letterman on his new show, musician Paul Shaffer was hired to lead a group named The World's
Written and directed by Tom Snyder, creator of Comedy Central’s "Dr. Katz", Explosion Bus stars comedians Jonathan Katz and Tom Leopold. It's the story of two unqualified heroes who take on the cruel host of America’s most popular TV show, a fictional version of "American Idol". In their bus with their "staff", they cross the country making talent audition house calls. The humor is dry, the dialogue is conversational, and the women are beautiful. Just like real life!
As Katie Covett, executive producer of Explosion Bus, explains it: "The horror that pervades Explosion Bus is subtle but very much present. Eb confronts everyday horrors: the
Insult and intrigue swap slaps to the viewer's face for much of Fort Apache, The Bronx. It has strong performances and a stronger cast, along with enough real-feeling moments to make the ones that feel less real stand out. I suppose it resonated enough with its original audience for it to be one of the few movies from 1981 you won’t have to go out of your way to find. I found my copy in a four-dollar bargain bin at Walgreens (no hyphen, the Internet tells me).
Finding copies of these movies can be difficult. Next week’s movie comes to us courtesy of a raid on a local seller’s LaserDisc section, and the movie for the week after that is a rare case of NetFlix’s “Watch Instantly” selection aligning with my interests. I’ve had a hard enough time
Gary Shandling stars as Larry Sanders, a talk show host dealing with the passive aggression of Hollywood, and his support staff – with producer Artie (Rip Torn) and sidekick Hank Kingsley (Jeffery Tambor) his main collaborators.
Do us all a favor and take a snapshot of your life on this Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. By all accounts, you are reasonably healthy right now.
You are out of jail.
You've completed another rehab. Right now, people are buying tickets to your movie, "Machete," with a formidable Hollywood cast. And you grace the cover of the new Vanity Fair magazine, looking ever the movie star with all the accompanying door prizes and presents: beauty, happiness, confidence, youth and that "have it all" look that the woman you are channeling, Grace Kelly, possessed. This is all good.
Fast Company: How did Kevin Pollak Chat Show start?
Kevin Pollak: About a year ago, I was visiting Jason Calacanis at Maholo's offices. He was doing a live streaming thing with his disciples,
When Craig Kilborn and I spoke last week, LeBron James hadn't yet told sports fans around the country that he was going to play in Miami. So it's not a surprise that the topic was still on the mind of a guy who came to America's attention as an anchor of Espn's 'SportsCenter' in the mid-'90s.
"I'll tell you what's odd, if he does leave Cleveland, he's going to drag the city through this announcement and then kick them in the gut and say 'I'm leaving,'" he told me.
Kilborn has had an interesting career, to say the least. He left 'The Daily Show' in 1999 to take 'The Late Late Show' over from Tom Snyder; his successor, Jon Stewart, has become a superstar. And five years later, he stepped away from 'Late Late' seemingly into obscurity. Craig Ferguson took over and
Michael plays the uber-eccentric rock impresario Kim Fowley who helps form The Runaways and serves as the band’s foul-mouthed manager caught between manufacturing the girls’ “jailbait” image and keeping the teenagers in line and out of trouble long enough to get them to the next gig or cut the next record. Under his Svengali-like influence, the group evolves into an outrageous success and with its tough-chick image and raw talent quickly earns a name for itself – and so do its two leads,
Is it a coincidence that the "Eclipse" trailer hit the web this week, with "The Runaways" premiere tonight and the film opening on March 19? Probably not.
But Taylor arrived so late to the premiere that they totally missed each other on the red carpet.
He literally jumped out of a black limo, smiling for cameras, then raced off to sign autographs for fans long after Kristen had worked the press line, giving polite, sincere and thoughtful interviews to TV outlets about this role of a lifetime, playing real-life rocker Joan Jett in "The Runaways."
Anyone who doubts the veracity of Kristen's amazing and insightful performance in the film need only look
He wasn't even invited to the film's Sundance Film Festival premiere and the Joan Jett and the Blackhearts concert in Park City, Utah. And yet his character in the film is the most riveting, mesmerizing and fascinating persona in the whole rock and roll scenario
But that didn't stop the indefatiguable Fowley from crashing the Mar. 10 press junket at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Blvd, and hanging out in the hospitality suite wearing a T-shirt that read "I'm not Kim Fowley."
Not that he needed the shirt. The physical resemblance between Fowley and the actor who portrays him in the film, Michael Shannon, even without the makeup and costumes, was postively remarkable.
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