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The 10 Acceptable Reasons to Love Birthday Girl Taylor Swift

13 December 2012 9:43 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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. »

- virtel

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Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Attached To Helm Huey Newton Pic ‘The Big Cigar’

12 December 2012 3:06 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

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.

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Jonas Mekas: the man who inspired Andy Warhol to make films

1 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Jonas Mekas, 'the godfather of avant-garde cinema', talks to Sean O'Hagan about working with Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Jackie Kennedy

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

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No Joking: Mel Brooks gets profiled on American Masters

16 October 2012 7:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

- Trevor

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Review: Terror Train (Blu-ray)

15 October 2012 8:11 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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

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All Aboard for a Look at The Scream Factory's Terror Train Blu-ray!

1 October 2012 5:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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

Take an excursion into terror with Jamie Lee Curtis in this classic shocker from director Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies)

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.

Also starring Academy Award®-winner Ben Johnson (1971, Supporting Actor, The Last Picture Show), Hart Bochner (Die Hard) and D.D. Winters (aka Vanity, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Cloris Leachman On 'Young Frankenstein,' Miscarriages And Why She Does Kids Films

28 August 2012 6:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

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A Bleak Picture for Non-Digital Independent Theaters: Convert or Die

16 August 2012 6:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Cameron Diaz: Models who've turned actress

30 July 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Candice Bergen: With several different careers to her credit, modeling was one of them for this multiple Emmy winner for "Murphy Brown," seen most recently on Broadway in "The Best Man."

Ali MacGraw: Her movie output wasn't enormous, but "Love Story" alone was a hugely significant credit for her.

Cybill Shepherd: One of the most stunning transitions from model to actress was made by this "Moonlighting" star in her iconic screen debut, "The Last Picture Show."

Lauren Hutton: "American Gigolo" cemented her transition from someone who posed for the cameras into someone who truly acted for them.

Lois Chiles: Roles that relied largely on her beauty ("The Way We Were," "Moonraker") led to her deeper acting ("Broadcast News," "Say Anything ... .")

Brooke Shields: A novelty as an actress when she made "Pretty Baby" and "Endless Love," one of the most popular teen models ever became »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Stripper of the Day: Jacy Farrow

13 July 2012 4:01 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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.

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The Scream Factory Bringing Terror Train and The Funhouse Home in October!

5 July 2012 3:28 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

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

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The Funhouse and Terror Train Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announcement and Cover Art

5 July 2012 3:17 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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

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Peter Bogdanovich Directing Sex-Addict Drama John Ledger

18 June 2012 9:49 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

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 »

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Peter Bogdanovich Teams With Tom Sizemore For Sex Addiction Drama 'John Ledger'

18 June 2012 8:37 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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." 

Even with "Squirrel To The Nuts" front and center, this latest project sounds a little way off as the "Paper Moon" and "The Last Picture Show" writer-director is currently »

- Simon Dang

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Peter Bogdanovich To Tackle Sex Addiction in ‘John Ledger,’ Tom Sizemore to Star

17 June 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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 »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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In Honor of Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor, Let's Cast Modern-Day Actors As Our Favorite Classic Hollywood Stars

5 June 2012 6:57 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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.

Ryan Gosling as Errol Flynn

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.

Katherine Heigl as Ellen Burstyn

Is your mind blown? If Hollywood »

- virtel

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Wilson & Wilde Join Baumbach and Anderson Produced Indie Comedy

25 May 2012 9:41 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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Brie Larson, Owen Wilson and Olivia Wilde to Lead Peter Bogdanovich’s ‘Squirrels’; Jason Schwartzman In Talks

24 May 2012 6:33 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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 »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Casting Net: 'Thor 2,' 'Iron Man 3' land new villains. Plus: Anthony Hopkins, Bradley Cooper, Owen Wilson, Olivia Wilde

24 May 2012 6:28 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• 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

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Timothy Bottoms: The Hollywood Interview

21 May 2012 6:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Timothy Bottoms Gets His Pound Of Flesh

By

Alex Simon

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.

After another triumphant turn with the lead in James BridgesThe Paper Chase »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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