15 items from 2015
Edinburgh: Scottish actor gives talk about 22-year acting career including new role as Jesus in Last Days In The Desert.
Ewan McGregor revealed to an audience at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) on Sunday that he would be willing to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to tell the story of Stars Wars between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back should Disney ever wish to do so.
The comments came during an on-stage interview in which the Scottish star looked back over the highlights of his career thus far and chose his words carefully on the subject of the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
The actor seemed not to be the most rabid of fanboys and declared: “I’m not a fanatical person.”
Still, he said he was impressed by the trailer - “It looks like [Jj Abrams] he absolutely nailed it” - except for the lightsaber’s updated design.
“I’m excited »
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Family affair! Catherine Zeta-Jones and her husband Michael Douglas hit a red carpet in Jerusalem, Israel on Thursday, June 18, making a rare appearance with their two kids. Though they usually keep their children out of the public eye, the two stars brought son Dylan, 14, and daughter Carys, 12, to the swanky affair at the Jerusalem Theatre. Douglas, 70, was honored at the second annual Genesis Prize Awards with the ceremony's namesake honor. The Behind the Candelabra actor's family cheered him on as he accepted the award [...] »
In a mansion-sized tent at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc outside Cannes, Tom Ford and Eva Longoria were trying to sell a collection of dresses to the highest bidder. The garments up for grabs at the Thursday night’s amfAR Cinema Against AIDS auction had just been showcased in a fashion show on steroids, which featured 40 models strutting up and down the runway and then returning onstage for an impromptu dance. The crowd of A-list celebrities, oligarchs and other rich-and-famous were impressed.
But nobody seemed to love the spectacle more than “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke, 38, who sat a table close to the action. He kept standing up, sitting down, standing up and clapping, like he was cheering on his favorite sports team. His date, 20-year-old April Love Geary (also a model), didn’t seem to mind.
This annual amfAR event feels like the Golden Globes (or the Met Gala) of France. »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Read More: The Story Behind 'Krisha,' the Family Affair That Rocked SXSW A24 announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Trey Edward Shults’ first feature film "Krisha," as well as signed on to distribute his upcoming production. "Krisha" tells the story of a woman who returns to her family after years of absence. It recently premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March to rave reviews, winning grand jury and audience awards for narrative feature. Our SXSW review described it as powerful and intense with an extraordinary lead. A24 will also produce and distribute Shults’ second feature, "It Comes At Night," a psychological horror film which follows "a father who will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep." "Trey is an artist on the rise and we are proud to partner with him, »
- Casey Cipriani
Every movie can’t be dynamite. Often enough, they suck. Speed Racer is one of those films that many people agree to be not so great. Although this is the popular consensus, it’s a film that some of us can’t help but enjoy.
Many of us know a good movie when we see one. We appreciate what it brings to the table, and for whatever reason it just speaks to us. On the other hand, we can pick out bad movies too. We know when a movie is not living up to its potential. We know when the actors or director are phoning it in. It’s those bad movies that make us appreciate the good ones so much more.
Unfortunately the quality of a film isn’t always black and white. Sometimes a film may be absolutely rubbish, yet we enjoyed the time we spent watching it. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
There are the 1960s, and then there is "the Sixties," and they only overlap to a degree. Popular culture and popular history have turned the Sixties in America into a dreamscape of mop-topped British invaders, painted hippies, an escalating war in Vietnam, a moon landing, and massive social unrest. But before the rise of the flower children, there were men in suits and short haircuts, women in conservative dresses, and chaste movie musicals dominating at the box office. And it's not like the counterculture obliterated the culture that had already existed. The psychedelic-inflected comedy of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" was the highest rated show of the 1968-69 season, but the top 10 also included "Gomer Pyle," "Bonanza," "Mayberry Rfd," "Family Affair," "Gunsmoke," "The Dean Martin Show," "Here's Lucy" and "The Beverly Hillbillies." In 1969, the same year that The Beatles released "Abbey Road" and The Rolling Stones presented "Let It Bleed," aging Rat Pack »
- Alan Sepinwall
Director refuses to accept trophies in protest over immigrant issues in Greece.Scroll down for full list of winners
Panos H Koutras’ Xenia swept the sixth Hellenic Film Academy Awards on Monday evening (March 30) including the top prizes for best film, best director and best screenplay.
The film, which played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2014, was also awarded best editing, best costumes and best supporting actor for Angelos Papadimitriou.
But in an emotionally charged gesture, the director and his team chose not to accept the awards until the left wing Syriza government passed a bill regarding second-generation, referring to more than 100,000 immigrant children born and raised in Greece who are being denied Greek citizenship.
Xenia centres on two teenage boys who cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away. They hope he will identify them as sons and secure their citizenship.
Last year’s »
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Family affair! Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunited on Monday, March 16, in honor of their daughter Rumer Willis. Fifteen years after they divorced, the former Hollywood power couple put aside their differences to cheer on Rumer as she competed on the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars. The actress, 26, showed off her steps with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy and seriously impressed the judges, earning the highest score of the night. As Rumer and Chmerkovskiy, 28, spun around to Hozier's "Take Me to Church," Bruce, 59, and [...] »
Dakota Johnson reprised her role as Anastasia Steele during her hosting stint on SNL, and imagined what the opening scene might look like in the erotic book-turned-movie's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.
Upon returning to Christian Grey's home in the sketch, Anastasia finds that the playroom is undergoing renovations. The workers -- who are excited to "put a face to the measurements" -- promise Miss Steele that they're building her a "real nice sex room."
Anastasia also comes to find that one of the workers is using her "shame blanket as a napkin."
Needless to say, it's not sexy.
Do you think this sketch should have made »
By Alex Simon
John Boorman first made his name as a filmmaker to be reckoned with upon the release of 1967’s Point Blank, one of the seminal films of that decade. Classics such as Deliverance (1972), Excalibur (1981) and The Emerald Forest (1985) followed, with 1987’s Hope and Glory, Boorman’s personal memoir of growing up in Ww II London during the Blitz, being one of his career high points, garnering five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, as well as winning a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (comedy) and sweeping that year’s BAFTAs in every major category.
2015 finds John Boorman, now 82, releasing what he says might be his swan song as a filmmaker, Queen and Country, the long-awaited sequel to Hope and Glory. The film finds Boorman’s alter ego Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) serving in the British army during the Korean War, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Not every moment is caught on camera during a night like the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Sometimes you have to be there. Et was on sight for the big awards show and the star-studded after parties, gathering firsthand accounts of the celebrities' partying ways.
Photos: Oscars 2015 Instagram Star Shots!
Who bragged about taking great selfies and who has to take their Oscar through customs? Here's what Et overheard on Hollywood's big night!
1. Oscars Across the Pond: The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne took home an Oscar on Sunday, Feb. 22, and revealed that it'll be making the journey back to England on Monday. "My Oscar is going through customs the same way my Golden Globe went through it," the British actor revealed at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball. "I have an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a wife. It's all downhill from here."
Redmayne was also sweet enough to pose for a pic with actress »
Major Lazer and Mary J. Blige have been added to the Wireless Festival line-up. Diplo's side project and the 'Family Affair' singer will both perform at the three-day festival in London's Finsbury Park along with the previously announced headliners Drake, Avicii and David Guetta. Other new additions to the line-up include Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae, rising star Partynextdoor, drum and bass producer Netsky and 21-year-old '2 On' hitmaker Tinashe. Hip hop star Pusha T, brothers Rae Sremmund and reggae musician Collie Buddz will also perform at the event which runs from July 3-5. As well as the latest act announcement, organisers of the festival have teased a special guest for the opening evening of the festival, who will take to the main stage between Canadian rapper Drake and the already-announced Major Lazer. The 2015 event will be the tenth anniversary of the festival - which is sponsored by fashion »
Sly Stone, frontman for the iconic funk band Sly and the Family Stone, was awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury on Tuesday in a lawsuit against his former manager and entertainment attorney which alleged that the two diverted royalties owed to him over a span of more than two decades.
“Sly’s a deeply religious guy and he loves everybody and they just took him,” one of Stone’s attorneys, Nicholas Hornberger, told TheWrap exclusively after the verdict. “It’s sad that people would treat other people like that.”
- Pamela Chelin and Jason Hughes
Legendary funk artist Sly Stone, who sued his former manager and an entertainment attorney, saying they diverted and misappropriated royalties owed him for more than 20 years, was awarded $5 million by a Los Angeles jury Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Superior Court panel deliberated for about two days before finding in favor of the singer — whose real name is Sylvester Stewart — and against ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, lawyer Glenn Stone and Goldstein- affiliated entertainment company Even St. Productions Ltd.
“They just wanted to punch this poor guy in the face,” Nicholas Hornberger, one of Stone’s attorneys, said after the verdict.
Also Read: Dianne Wiest, »
- City News Service
Los Angeles – The suave, Australian-born Rod Taylor may have been a leading man footnote in the early to mid-1960s, but he did star in a notable classic: the Alfred Hitchcock-directed “The Birds”. His chiseled good looks and sincere acting style were also memorable in a career that spanned more than 50 years. Rod Taylor passed away of a heart attack in Los Angeles on Jan. 7 2015, according to his daughter, Felicia Taylor. He was 84.
Rodney Sturt Taylor was born in Lidcombe, Australia, and was inspired to acting after seeing Sir Laurence Olivier portray Richard III. He played an American – as he would in subsequent roles – in his 1954 debut film, “King of the Coral Sea.” A failed screen test for another role got him a contract at MGM, and he made his debut as a leading man in the popular sci-fi film, “The Time Machine.” What followed was a scatter shot of lead roles, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
15 items from 2015
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