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1. "Teardrops on my Guitar" rules.
Truth be told, Taylor Swift's breakout single gives you everything that's lovable about her: It's sincere, cheerfully melodramatic, and catchy as hell. Also, let us observe the cover art of this single. I mean. She's going to make some friends in Branson with that hairdo. She's Teen Skipper of Appalachia.
2. I got awesomely evil Eve Harrington vibes from her Grammy speech.
Remember when Taylor Swift won Album of the Year? Kind of crazy. But I sort of loved her speech for Best Country Album that same night in 2010, when she noted in half-astonishment, "This is my first time walking up those steps to receive a Grammy on national television!" Two things: 1) She'd already won a Grammy earlier that wasn't televised. So the "walking up some steps" milestone she's citing isn't that important. 2) She is So implying that she's destined to win many, many more nationally televised Grammys. »
Exclusive: Sony Pictures-based producer Matt Tolmach has acquired The Big Cigar, and have attached Little Miss Sunshine‘s Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris to direct. Tolmach, the former production president who most recently produced The Amazing Spider-Man for Sony, bought the project out of his discretionary fund. Joshua Bearman and Jim Hecht are writing the script. The pic is based on an article that Bearman wrote in the December issue of Playboy Magazine, about Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton and a successful covert effort to smuggle him out of the U.S. and into Cuba to avoid prosecution for murder and a second violent crime. Newton was aided in that effort by Easy Rider producer Bert Schneider, a notable counter-culture figure at the time who among other things quietly funded Abbie Hoffman when he was living underground in the 70s after being charged with setting up a drug deal. Schneider, who »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
Jonas Mekas, who will be 90 on Christmas Eve, has an intense memory of sitting on his father's bed, aged six, singing a strange little song about daily life in the village in which he grew up in Lithuania.
"It was late in the evening and suddenly I was recounting everything I had seen on the farm that day. It was a very simple, very realistic recitation of small, everyday events. Nothing was invented. I remember the reception from my mother and father, which was very good. But I also remember the feeling of intensity I experienced just from describing the actual details of what my father did every day. I have been trying to find that intensity in my work ever since."
We are sitting at a table in »
- Sean O'Hagan
There are only 14 entertainers who have can be classified as an Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners and one of them is getting the documentary treatment on American Masters, Mel Brooks. Though the comedian has not shied away from performing on camera he has been reluctant until now to be interviewed for the career profile which will be broadcast in May 2013 on the Emmy Award lauded PBS series.
American Masters Mel Brooks (w.t.) which was made by filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg (Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer) features insights from Mel Brooks, Matthew Broderick (Ladyhawke), Nathan Lane (The Birdcage), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show), Carl Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap), and Joan Rivers (The Swimmer). "When they called me to say I had been chosen as the next 'American Master' I thought they said I was chosen to be the next Dutch Master,” joked Brooks who is the »
After the immense success of John Carpenter’s Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis was on the top of the list for horror movies that needed a plucky girl to fight evil in movies like Prom Night and 1980′s Terror Train.
The early 80’s were rife with slasher films, yet Terror Train rises above other genre copycats due to its interesting location, intriguing mystery, and some creepy visuals courtesy of some eerie masks. If the Groucho Marx getup doesn’t make you shudder, then I don’t know what will.
In the dead of winter, a group of medical students including Alana (Jamie Lee Curtis), her best friend Mitchy (Sandee Currie), and their boyfriends Mo and Doc (Timothy Webber and Hart Bochner) decide to take a private train trip and throw a costume party to celebrate their imminent graduation. However, this bash quickly goes off the rails when someone from their past »
- Derek Botelho
What's this? Two Scream Factory stories in a row? Yes, they are that badass to warrant as much. On tap for you right now is a myriad of videos which takes you inside of the Blu-ray and DVD release of Terror Train!
Terror Train Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
It's New Year's Eve and a group of college co-eds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn't plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one! Who is this brutal costumed killer? Climb aboard the Terror Train for a frightening combination of blood-curdling horror and intriguing mystery.
- Uncle Creepy
On Wednesday, "The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure" opens in theaters nationwide. The brainchild of Kenn Viselman, the man behind the Americanization of popular children's programs "Teletubbies" and "Thomas & Friends," the movie features bulbous-headed creatures, an interactive component that encourages children to sing and dance, and Chazz Palminteri. Also starring in "Oogieloves" is certifiable acting legend Cloris Leachman, best known for her roles in classics like "Young Frankenstein" and "The Last Picture Show." Moviefone spoke with a very candid (and carefree) Leachman about being a part of the "Oogieloves" project, whether or not movies like this expand her already considerable fan base, and what it was like working with both Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich. How did you get involved with the project? I never know the answer to that. I just get a call. Did you want to do it for a specific reason? Well, I get to »
- Drew Taylor
For almost 90 years, the Bonham Theater has been a center of social life and a place where the tiny town of Fairbury, Neb., (population 3,942) can gather to catch the latest Hollywood movies. But two weeks ago, owner Allen Hinkle switched off the movie projectors for probably the last time and closed the theater's doors, leaving the community without a movie theater for more than 25 miles. Like the small town Texas theater in "The Last Picture Show," turning off its marquee forever in the face of competition from television, the »
- Brent Lang
Michael C here. I think it's safe to say a lot more people can relate to Cybil Sheperd's striptease in Bogdonavich's The Last Picture Show than they can to Magic Mike.
Strippers in movies usually hit the stage with the confidence of Greek Gods and the choreography of Madonna's back-up dancers. Rarely do movies strippers capture the truth that even for people as stunning as a young Cybil Shepherd, the idea of undressing in front of a room full of strangers is the stuff of nightmares. The Last Picture Show Bogdanovitch captures that feeling in excruciating detail.
In one of those scenes impossible to forget once seen, Sheperd's small town heartbreaker Jacy Farrow has given her sweetheart the slip and run off with doofy Randy Quaid to an out-of-town party where it's rumored there will be skinny-dipping. Cut to a record player and a dozen naked Texas teens arrayed around an indoor pool, »
- Michael C.
If you listen carefully, you can actually hear horror -oving hearts around the world beating with joy! Check out all the info for The Scream Factory's release of Terror Train and The Funhouse right here along with some incredible artwork!
From the Press Release
Just in time for Halloween, we dare you to hop on board for a gruesome good time and rediscover two enduring thrillers filled with edge-of-your seat suspense and terror when Scream Factory™ presents the Terror Train Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and The Funhouse Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD on October 16, 2012. Both collector’s editions of Terror Train and The Funhouse feature anamorphic widescreen presentation of the movie and a spectacular array of bonus content, including new interviews and commentaries, archival material, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! Terror Train Collector »
- Uncle Creepy
We’re excited about the upcoming slate of horror releases from Scream Factory. They have already announced Halloween II and III Blu-ray releases, and we now have details on Terror Train and The Funhouse:
“Just in time for Halloween, dare you to hop on board for a gruesome good time and rediscover two enduring thrillers filled with edge-of-your seat suspense and terror when Scream Factory™ presents Terror Train Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and The Fun House Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD on October 16, 2012. Both collector’s editions of Terror Train and The Fun House feature anamorphic widescreen presentation of the movie and a spectacular array of bonus content, including new interviews and commentaries, archival material, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! Terror Train Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack is priced to »
- Jonathan James
Legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich stays busy with acting projects, but hasn.t directed a picture since 2001.s The Cat.s Meow, a true-crime murder mystery pluck from Hollywood's shady past. So news that he.s returning to the director.s chair is exciting enough, and that.s before we fill you in on the project.s details. Bogdanovich . a two-time Oscar nominee with such credits as Paper Moon and The Last Picture Show to his credit . is teaming with volatile leading man tom Sizemore for a sex-addiction drama titled John Ledger, Variety reports. Sizemore would play the title character, a car salesman in Southern California who.s also a sex addict. As the plot unfolds, the indie movie documents how Ledger.s obsessions drastically affect his friends and family, including his wife and teenage son. Joey Camen wrote the John Ledger screenplay, which is being financed by Polimedia Films for »
With Wes Anderson and Noam Baumbach producing, and a top drawer cast coming together including names like Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde, Brie Larson and Jason Schwartzmann, Peter Bogdanovich is set for a nice comeback with the upcoming screwball comedy "Squirrel To The Nuts." While that's cooking, though, the writer-director evidently has another project in the works that's a little more serious and will reunite him with a former collaborator.
Bogdanovich's absence from the silver screen since 2001's "The Cat's Meow" saw him tackle a few projects on television which included the Pete Rose telepic "Hustle" starring Tom Sizemore and, despite critical indifference to that feature, the actor evidently impressed Bogdanovich enough to earn a re-teaming on upcoming addiction drama, "John Ledger."
- Simon Dang
In the grand tradition of HBO’s Californication, Shame, and the legacy of Tiger Woods, director and sometimes actor Peter Bogdanovich (Paper Moon, The Last Picture Show) will soon delve into the world of sex addiction. Variety reported that he’s set to direct John Ledger, an indie drama to be released through Polimedia Films.
Bogdonavich and scriptwriter, Joey Camen, are currently fine tuning the story of a southern California car salesman’s struggle with the disease and how it affects his relationships with his family and friends. The project – which is not fully financed yet – will be produced by Charles Lago, Gabrielle Lui and Chris Johnson, with Camen as a co-producer.
It was also revealed that Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Bringing Out The Dead) has signed on to play the title character and serve as executive producer. The role hits close to home with Sizemore, who in recent »
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Publicity still from Lifetime's Liz and Dick
Are you seeing what I'm seeing? That's Lindsay Lohan looking almost scarily like Elizabeth Taylor in a promotional photo for the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick, a biopic of the romance between Taylor and Richard Burton. It's such a wicked resemblance that I say we celebrate with a little present-to-past dream casting of our own. Ahead, we match up current Hollywood stars with their lookalikes from the past. I left out obvious picks like George Clooney/Cary Grant and most other resemblances I covered here.
Jude Law portrayed notorious playboy Flynn in The Aviator, but I think Gosling's turn as the sinister star would be much more interesting. It'd combine the enigma of his work in Drive and a twisted spin on his charismatic turn in The Notebook.
Is your mind blown? If Hollywood »
Over a year and a half ago we heard about a new project from The Last Picture Show director Peter Bogdanovich with filmmakers Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach producing. The indie comedy was said to merely be about "about an escort, a theatre director and a private detective," but that's all we knew at the time. Now Variety has some solid updates on the project, titled Squirrel to the Nuts, as frequent Anderson collaborator Owen Wilson is attached to star along with Olivia Wilde and 21 Jump Street and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World star Brie Larson. Apparently Jason Schwartzman might also join. Read on! More specifically the film follows a hooker turned Broadway actress (Larson) and the recurring intersection of those two facets of her life. Meanwhile, Wilson will play a Broadway director who pays the woman of the night for her sexual services, even though he's married to the »
- Ethan Anderton
Peter Bogdanovich has never truly gone away — you always see those glasses and that neck bandana in a documentary or at some public event — but it’s been quite a while since he actually released a film in theaters. Back in January, there was a rumor that he would reteam with The Last Picture Show‘s Cybill Shepherd on One Lucky Moon, a Westworld-inspired feature with Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson, and Tom Petty. But, for better or for worse, that one story was the last we heard of it.
This looks to be his true return. Variety reports that Brie Larson (21 Jump Street, Scott Pilgrim), Owen Wilson, and Olivia Wilde have signed to Bogdanovich‘s next film: a comedy titled Squirrels to the Nuts, which Jason Schwartzman is “courted” for at the moment. (I initially thought, “We’ve got a potential Wes Anderson reunion on our hands!”– and then I »
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• Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) is in talks to torment the citizens of Asgard in Thor 2, as an unspecified villain who joins Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones) will direct the film. [THR]
• Speaking of Thor 2, that sequel may stand in the way of Anthony Hopkins joining another sequel, Red 2. Hopkins would play a baddie in the latter film — which will star Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, and Catherine Zeta-Jones — but his involvement hinges on his ability to schedule around playing Odin in Thor 2. [Deadline]
• Elsewhere in the Marvel-verse, two actors have signed onto Iron Man 3, which just started filming this week. One is quite familiar: Jon Favreau will return to play Tony Stark bodyguard Happy Hogan, notable since Favreau passed the directing reins for the franchise to Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). »
- Adam B. Vary
Timothy Bottoms became an overnight sensation at the height of the so-called “Easy Riders and Raging Bulls” era, after landing the leading role in The Last Picture Show (1971), Peter Bogdanovich’s film about the social and sexual rites of small town Texans in the early 1950s. Internationally acclaimed for his portrait of Sonny, a sensitive kid struggling to find his way in the harsh landscape of post-war America, the then-twenty year-old Bottoms suddenly found himself not only in-demand as a rising young star, but a major celebrity, as well, with younger brothers Sam (who co-starred in The Last Picture Show), Joseph and Ben following in their older brother’s footsteps, making names for themselves on stage and screen. Bottoms reprised the role of Sonny for Picture Show's 1990 sequel, Texasville.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
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