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Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, Giant Ants, Fascists, and rarely seen ‘Musty Stuffer’: Eclectic Packard Theater movies in May 2014 (photo: ‘Godzilla’) Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, military fascists, deadly giant ants, racing car drivers, and The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, a super-rare slapstick comedy series from the 1910s, are a few of the highlights at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in May 2014. Godzilla 1954 and fellow movie monsters Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2014, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston, opens on May 16 in much of the world. On May 8 at the Packard Theater, you’ll get the chance to check out Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla 1954 aka Gojira — in the original, Toho-released, Japanese-language version (i.e., without Raymond Burr). As part of its Godzilla double bill, the Packard Theater will also present Motoyoshi Oda’s Gigantis, the Fire Monster aka Godzilla Raids Again (1955). Besides Godzilla, the Packard Theater will »
- Andre Soares
Wilson, now 26, was just five years old when she got her breakout role in Mrs. Doubtfire as the youngest of three children, Natalie Hillard. Wilsen went on to earn a place in pop culture history when she played Susan Walker in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and is perhaps most beloved for her starring turn in Matilda (1996) After the 90s came to a close, Wilson left professional acting behind, and says she has no intention of picking up where she left off in Hollywood should she be asked to participate in a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel.
“For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I,” Wilson proclaimed on Twitter Thursday, April »
Mara Wilson has said that she is against the idea of a Mrs Doubtfire sequel.
Robin Williams is expected to return as cross-dressing Daniel Hillard in an upcoming follow-up to the 1993 movie.
However, Wilson - who played daughter Natalie in the comedy - has revealed that she doesn't want to be involved in any sequel, and that she hasn't been told about the plans.
There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry.
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Former child star Wilson quit acting at the turn of the millennium, recently telling Us Weekly: "Film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director's eyes, you 'get it right', »
Blu-ray Release Date: April 8, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time
Initially a seemingly light-hearted comedy, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation reveals an intriguing darker side in its tale of a family get-together gone awry. Little kids are monstrous, older kids suffer from self-esteem problems, grown-up kids have marital difficulties of distressingly diverse natures—and all are presided over by a decidedly grumpy (if great) James Stewart, waging the familial wars with more idealistic helpmate O’Hara at his side.
The Overlooked Hotel, having found a spare room for Stephen Tobolowsky, now welcomes another deserving guest, the late, great Jt Walsh. You know, that really talented guy from that thing you really like.
Jt Walsh, in many ways the definitive supporting character actor, passed away suddenly in 1998. He succumbed to a heart attack at the relatively tender age of 54, but left behind a quite astonishingly varied and accomplished body of work, despite never being nominated for anything other than a Primetime Emmy and a couple of SAG cast awards. If nothing else, this amply demonstrates that far too often, real talent goes unrewarded and although (of course) not every0ne can be lavished with awards and in any given year the same performance is likely to hoover up every award going, the fact that Walsh never received an Oscar, Golden Globe or SAG award (or even a solo nomination) is a glaring omission. »
- Dave Roper
Welcome to The Hollywood News Cack-Handed Commentary. Every week, we provide a commentary track for a classic movie. Get your DVD (or a Blu-Ray is it? Well check out Mr Money Bags) ready and hit play in time with us. Simple. It’s like watching a film with your movie-buff mates from Thn right there with you. But without the smell.
This Week: Die Hard. I shot a kid. It was dark, he had a ray-gun, looked real enough. This sort of thing happens over Christmas but the fun must end. As we enter the new year and leave the season of good will behind, it seems the perfect time to watch the greatest Christmas/not-Christmas film ever; Die Hard. Ryan is off this week so join John, Michael and Jason as they, and you, enjoy Hans Gruber and co get picked off by Mister Detective John McClane.
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- John Sharp
6 items from 2014
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