5 items from 2010
When Michael Douglas revealed he had throat cancer, suddenly Kirk's kid seemed like a veteran – someone we were reluctant to lose
I am writing this on 25 September, the birthday shared by Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones (their big days did fall 25 years apart, and Douglas is 66 this year). That sounds like a treat, and this year the birthdays came just a day after the Us opening of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and the return of Gordon Gekko – the role that won Douglas his acting Oscar in 1987.
I doubt there will be a second Oscar for Gekko: the reformed character is less striking than the original greedmaster, just as the economy's defects today are far graver. But Douglas has come close to winning the love of the people just because this has been a tough year for him. His son Cameron (now 31) went to jail on a five-year »
- David Thomson
Los Angeles (August 18, 2010) . Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the 12 screenwriters and film projects selected for its 11th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West. Taking place in Los Angeles from August 12 until September 16, the Screenwriters Lab is an intensive six-week program designed to help writers improve their craft, and take their current scripts to the next level in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Screenwriter and producer Meg LeFauve resumes duties as this year.s Lab Instructor, and Lab Mentors and Guest Speakers include Nicole Holofcener (Please Give), Erin Cressida Wilson (Chloe), José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries), Josh Olson (A History of Violence), and Kay Schaber-Wolf (WGAw).
.Our Labs have always attracted a high level of talent from different backgrounds and disciplines, and this year is no exception,. said Director of Talent Development Josh Welsh. »
- Movie Geeks
At the age of 72, Fonda admits to having had a little nip-and-tuck around her eyes, chin and neck, but her advice for others...
1. Take Pride -- Don't Hide: "I just thought, I feel so good, I'd like to look a bit more like how I feel," Jane tells Terri about why she had plastic surgery. "I'd »
As anybody who has seen an episode of "Behind the Music" can tell you, self-destruction and rock and roll tend to go hand in hand. The rock landscape is littered with early burnouts and premature deaths due to drugs, alcohol, financial woes and a general streak of terrible decision making. For most, the choice is either to detox or face the consequences. But there are a handful of people who completely defy that logic and reinforce the law of averages. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is one of those people (despite consuming nothing but narcotics for several decades of his life, he'll still outlast us all). Another is Iggy Pop, who not only spent part of his career putting strange things into his body but also has spent decades throwing his shirtless body around the stage and generally putting himself in harm's way.
Pop celebrates his birthday today (the dude »
- Kyle Anderson
Dark Discoveries magazine has alerted FM that a signing for the upcoming anthology title Bleeding Edge is scheduled for next month.
Bleeding Edge features work from luminaries such as Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451), Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, Duel), William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run, Burnt Offerings), Dan O’Bannon (Alien, Return of the Living Dead), George Clayton Johnson (The Twilight Zone, Star Trek), John Shirley (The Crow), Joe Lansdale (Hap and Leonard), and many, many others.
To celebrate the volume, a signing will be held February 20, at the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore, located at:
238 N. Brand Blvd.
Telephone number is (818) 545-0206.
Confirmed signees for the event (health permitting), are:
R.C. Matheson (Dystopia; Masters of Horror)
Jason V Brock (Charles Beaumont »
5 items from 2010
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