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Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, April 24. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide The Age of Adaline Director: Lee Toland Krieger Cast: Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Richard Harmon, Michiel Huisman Synopsis: "After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself -- till she meets a man who changes her life." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews) Little Boy Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde Cast: Emily Watson, David Henrie, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Ted Levine, Tom Wilkinson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abraham Benrubi, Ben Chaplin, Ali Landry, Toby Huss, Kelly Greyson Synopsis: "A young American boy tries to bring his father back from World War II." Criticwire Grade Average: C- (6 reviews) The Water »
- Steve Greene
So, what’s the cure for overloading on the all-depressing news (now bombarding you with 24-hour cable channels along with the “interweb”)? Well, a time machine would be great. Imagine pulling the lever on Rod Taylor’s 1960 model or Doc Brown’s DeLorean-based 1985 sweet ride (thirty years, can’t be!). Too bad they don’t exist, but buying a ticket at the multiplex can whisk you away for a couple of hours or so, right? The feel-good nostalgia flick has become almost as popular a genre as the haunted house spook show or the sports “underdog” story. The 1940’s have proved a most popular destination for, well over forty years (remember Summer Of 42 back in 71’?). It’s been the setting for a very recent Oscar winner, The Imitation Game, and even a big superhero blockbuster with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hey, we just visited it two weeks ago in »
- Jim Batts
Photo Credit: Open Road
Going to see a movie is a great idea for weekend family outings, but sometimes it can be difficult to find movies that are appropriate and enjoyable for the whole family! We’ve put together a list of the best upcoming film releases that are a must-see for the whole family.
For your viewing pleasure, here’s a list of the top ten movies to catch with your family this year, starting with the uplifting and inspiring Little Boy in theaters this Friday April 24th!
This is the type of movie that will resonate with everyone in the family! Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the »
- Movie Geeks
Little Boy takes us back to the days of World War II and into the life of an 8-year old boy named Pepper Flint Busbee (played by newcomer Jakob Salvati). Pepper is nicknamed Little Boy because of his diminutive size, and as a result, he’s the target for the town bullies.
He ends up escaping those troubles, however, with his dad James (Michael Rapaport), as they employ their vivid imaginations to go on a number of incredible adventures. It’s not long though before the real world comes crashing down on them and Pepper’s father is drafted to fight in the war, leaving the young boy determined to end the conflict and bring his father home.
Last week during the film’s press day in La, I had the chance to speak with both leads. During our interview, Michael talked about how important it is for people to »
- Ben Kenber
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
On April 21st, Liam Neeson goes full fugitive when Bryan Mills is falsely accused of a murder that hits close to him. Cue those "particular set of skills," once again! Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace co-star. Check out this exclusive DVD clip:
"The Walking Deceased"
This is exactly what it sounds like -- a spoof of zombie films and the AMC show "The Walking Dead." If you're a hardcore zombie, fan it could be fun. Then again, it was absolutely trashed by critics, so watch at your own risk.
Jennifer Aniston earned raves for this drama, which had a digital release earlier in April. Now you can get it on DVD/Blu-ray, with featurette extras including "The »
- Gina Carbone
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new war dramedy “Little Boy” starring Kevin James, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and introducing Jakob Salvati as the little boy!
“Little Boy,” which opens on April 24, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Michael Rapaport, Ben Chaplin, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abraham Benrubi, Eduardo Verástegui and Toby Huss from writer and director Alejandro Monteverde and writer Pepe Portillo.
To win your free “Little Boy” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially unveiled the Blu-ray release for Unfinished Business, directed by Ken Scott (Delivery Man) the comedy stars Vince Vaughn (The Internship), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Tom Wilkinson (Belle), Sienna Miller (American Sniper) and Nick Frost (Cuban Fury).
Pre-order Unfinished Business On Amazon UK Here
A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
Special Features include:
–Deleted and Alternate Scenes (Blu-ray and Digital HD): Caution: Not safe for work! Keep the party going with 30 minutes of outrageous additional footage you couldn’t see in theaters
- Scott J. Davis
God helps those who help not only themselves, but also the less fortunate in their midst — or so goes the tidy moral logic of “Little Boy,” a cloying and callous WWII-era parable about how faith can move mountains, overcome prejudice, and even rob death of its sting. Making an ambitious follow-up to his Toronto audience award-winning debut, “Bella” (2007), writer-director Alejandro Monteverde brings a sledgehammer touch to the story of a small-town runt who hopes that his string of good deeds will bring his beloved father home from the front lines. Insofar as subtlety is rarely deemed a virtue where the vast majority of “faith-based” entertainment is concerned, this relentlessly manipulative drama just might connect with its target audience, even if saddled with a PG-13 rating that exec producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett lobbied unsuccessfully to have downgraded to a more family-friendly PG.
To its credit, the movie (which Open »
- Justin Chang
In the film, Vaughn stars as an entrepreneur to takes two colleagues along on a trip to Europe where an important business deal needs to be closed. In the spirit of the Vacation films before it, absolutely nothing goes right for Vaughn and his colleagues.
Unfinished Business had a tough go at the box office with only $13.6 million worldwide in ticket receipts. With an estimated $35 million budget, that equates to a flop no matter which way you slice and dice the numbers.
Publisher Fox Home Entertainment is giving Unfinished Business another shot on Blu-ray with over 30 minutes of additional and deleted scenes inserted back into the film. That alone should be enough of a draw to attract curious eyeballs. »
Wamg has your passes to the advance screening of the upcoming film Little Boy.
Little Boy is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son.
Set in the 1940s, Little Boy is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little boy. Written and directed by Smithsonian Institute Award winning director Alejandro Monteverde, Little Boy highlights themes of faith, hope and love in the face of adversity.
- Movie Geeks
By Alex Simon
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Filming on Oliver Stone’s highly anticipated "Snowden" began in Munich and has now moved to locations in Washington D.C. and will continue to swing around the world until mid-May. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the infamous Nsa whistleblower, with a top-flight cast including Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. Pathé Films developed the project with Stone’s long-time producing partner Moritz Borman and have retained distribution rights for France and Benelux. Wild Bunch is handling international sales in all other territories, with Open Road Films and Endgame Entertainment partnering for the U.S. release. Nicolas Cage Boards Oliver Stone's "Snowden" Produced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle, the film's script by Kieran Fitzgerald ("The Homesman") and Stone is based on "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Late last month, the first image from Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic Snowden found its way online, which sees Joesph-Gordon Levitt step into the shoes of the controversial figure. Now, with filming well underway in Washington, D.C., a new still from the production has surfaced that shows the leading actor walk the streets of the capital alongside Insurgent star Shailene Woodley.
Treading the line between whistleblower and traitor, depending on your own personal perspective on the events, Edward Snowden was an Nsa contractor who published a string of classified information from the company relating to Internet security, the controversial Prism program and much more. Before this debacle, though, he was a solider serving his country, and it’s understood Stone’s feature will spin out the divisive topic by first focusing on his own personal background.
Currently, Snowden has been granted political asylum in Russia, and no matter what »
- Michael Briers
The latest look at Oliver Stone's drama about Edward Snowden features Joseph Gordon-Levitt on location in Washington D.C. Gordon-Levitt, who plays the infamous whistleblower, is seen walking in front of the White House with co-star Shailene Woodley, who plays his girlfriend in the thriller. Other cast members include Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. The thriller is based on Luke Harding's book The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man, which chronicles Snowden's move from Hawaii to Hong Kong, where he handed over the Nsa documents
- Etan Vlessing
Last month we got our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone’s upcoming biopic, and now a new image has arrived online giving us a new look at Jgl alongside co-star Shailene Woodley (Insurgent). Check it out here…
Snowden is set for release on Christmas Day in the States, with a cast that also includes Melissa Leo (Prisoners), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Tom Wilkinson (Unfinished Business), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Nicolas Cage (Joe), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Joely Richardson (Endless Love) and Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man).
- Gary Collinson
Following the first look photo from back in March, Open Road Films has released yet another new image from Snowden. This one features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the title character Edward Snowden and our first look at Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. The couple is seen walking through Washington D.C., which is where production is currently taking place.
Snowden is based on two separate books, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The plot follows the American whistleblower Snowden, who leaked thousands of classified CIA documents to the media that revealed how the U.S. government spies on its own citizens. Snowden took asylum in Russia, where he now lives with his girlfriend Lindsay Mills, who was initially unaware of what her boyfriend was doing. The novel Time of the Octopus is »
Hocus Pocus – 1.15pm, Film4
Cast a spell over your Easter celebrations with this black comedy from Disney, staring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy as three witches resurrected on Halloween by a group of children, only to cause havoc in a quest for immortality.
The Mummy – 6.35pm, ITV2
Easy A – 9pm, E4
Channel your inner John Hughes with this '80s-at-heart high school comedy starring Emma Stone as isolated teen Olive, who lies about her sexual exploits in a bid to get noticed without considering the consequences.
Fast Five – 9pm, Film4
This fifth outing for the Fast gang goes up a gear as Torretto (Vin Diesel) and co put together a plan to steel $100 million from a Brazilian drug lord that will set them for life. »
'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »
- Andre Soares
The 1996 film Mission: Impossible brought the television series, which ran from 1966 to 1973, to the big screen in a major way, as the film ultimately spawned a franchise, with a revolving door of supporting performers that, over the years, have included Kristin Scott Thomas, Thandie Newton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tom Wilkinson. A fifth entry was soon announced after the fourth’s premiere in theatres, with the film’s release date getting pushed up by five months earlier this year.
Now the film has a title. The feature, which wrapped product just two weeks ago, will be called Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and sees franchise stalwart Tom Cruise returning in the role of Ethan Hunt. Cruise will be joined onscreen by returning castmembers Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Jeremy Renner, with Rhames being the other connecting factor between all five features. The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Ethan and team »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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