9 items from 2017
"Gloria Grahame has the face that you remember," said director Paul McGuigan, "but she doesn't necessarily have the name that you remember." This is likely to change after the release of his Toronto Film Festival hit Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, which details what happened when the iconic star of Hollywood classics such as It's A Wonderful Life, In A Lonely Place and The Big Heat found herself performing onstage in shabby British repertory theatres during the 1970s… »
"Could you take me to Liverpool? I could get better there..." Lionsgate UK has unveiled the first trailer for a film titled Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, which just premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend to great reviews. It will play at Tiff next and the London Film Festival, too. The film tells the story of Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, as played by the ever-so-talented Annette Bening. It mainly focuses on her passionate romance with a much younger movie star named Peter Turner, as played by Jamie Bell, and it's based on Turner's actual memoir. The full cast includes Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, and Frances Barber. Grahame starred in The Big Heat, It's a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma!, and won the Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. Based on the early buzz, this is »
- Alex Billington
Delia Harrington Aug 16, 2017
Wynonna Earp season two seems to be improving with each episode. Spoilers ahead in our review of I See A Darkness...
This review contains spoilers.
See related Jessica Jones season 2: images of Kilgrave's new torments emerge Doctor Who Christmas special: Peter Capaldi discusses filming his last scene Doctor Who: the 13th Doctor is Jodie Whittaker Good Omens: Michael Sheen and David Tennant to lead the cast
2.10 I See A Darkness
In episode ten, perhaps for the first time, we see Waverly and Wynonna working against one another, and winding up squarely on opposite sides. It's bad news for the Earps, but it makes for great television. While Nicole may have felt isolated from the Black Badge crew this season, their various (and sometimes misguided) actions to save her life this episode should make it clear where they stand.
This episode of Wynonna Earp succeeds »
Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller 'Left Behind' was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular 'faith movies' such as 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Son of God' and 'War Room.' A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian cinema, the New Christian American Cinema is in fact pure propaganda – not cinema. Worse yet, it bores me. So, here's the thing about what we've come to call »
- Tim Cogshell
Several years ago, Mark Harris began feeling a little self-conscious about a gap in his film-history knowledge. As a journalist for Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine and the late, lamented Web site Grantland, among others, he'd covered the waterfront of contemporary moviemaking. As an author, his book Pictures at a Revolution dissected the moment in the late 1960s when the last gasp of the Golden Age studio system gave way to what become known as "New Hollywood." Ask him about the works of legends like, say, John Ford and Frank Capra, »
Director Ry Russo-Young forgot to feel the pressure. The Sundance ingénue's latest feature, Before I Fall, is an adaptation of the best-selling Y.A. novel about a somewhat reluctant high school mean girl, Samantha (Zoey Deutch), who meets her early demise in a car wreck, only to wake up the next day...and the next day and the next day on a seemingly endless loop.
Despite tween fans' rabid protection of their most beloved books and the fact that they can live in her Twitter mentions for the rest of time, Russo-Young isn't fazed -- or wasn't. "Uhh, you're freaking me out!" she joked during a recent call with Et, before explaining, "I actually took great comfort in the fact that I could look online and see what fans connected to about the book, what lines they were holding dear to their hearts, what moved them. Then those things, to me, were like, 'I »
It's almost time to travel back to the Enchanted Forest! (Well, a wish version of it, that is…)
Once Upon a Time's sixth season returns this Sunday, March 5, and the one-hour winter premiere is guaranteed to make you scream with surprise and swoon with delight.
As usual, we called up Once's co-showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, and after chatting all about the highly anticipated musical episode, we snagged the inside scoop on what's next for Emma, Regina's adventure in the Enchanted Forest and the "surprising" details of what's to come.
Plus, only Et has your exclusive sneak peek of Regina and Robin's intense reunion in the clip above!
Exclusive: 'Once' Bosses Reveal New Musical Episode Secrets and If Colin O'Donoghue Will Sing!
Et: What was your goal for this second half of Emma and Regina's adventure in -- what I'm calling -- "Wishland"?
Adam Horowitz: Well, in the wish realm, what we wanted »
Will Smith’s last film, “Collateral Beauty,” may not have resonated with families this past holiday season, but his next one might. Per Deadline, the actor is in early talks to star in Disney’s live-action remake of “Dumbo.”
The new take on the 1941 animated classic is set to be directed by Tim Burton and written by “Transformers” scribe Ehren Kruger. The story will follow a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for having large ears and is separated from his mother.
No additional details about the film were revealed, though The Hollywood Reporter adds that Smith’s potential character would be that of “a father who works at the big top” and whose children develop a relationship with the elephant. Sources also tell the publication that the new version will “expand and deepen the circus aspect of the story.”
Read More: Tim Burton Defends Lack of Diversity »
- Liz Calvario
Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017
You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.
9 items from 2017
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