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By John M. Whalen
Ted Kotcheff’s “Billy Two Hats” (1974) is one of those off-beat kind of movies they made back in the mid-Seventies when studios still believed in small, realistic films that focused on character more than shoot-outs, believable story lines more than special effects and solid performances by seasoned actors who knew their craft more than flashy histrionics by shiny boys and girls who just stepped off the front pages of the supermarket tabloids. It’s not a great film by any means. It’s slow, and a bit heavy handed in getting across the themes contained in Alan Sharp’s (“Osterman Weekend,” “Ulzana’s Raid”) script, but it’s worth watching, if only so you can say you’ve seen the only “Kosher Western” ever made.
57-year-old Gregory Peck, speaking with a thick Scottish accent, stars as Arch Deans, a bank robber on the run with his »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
As hinted at in the Season 4 finale when Rachel received a special visitor at her stoop, “The revelation is that the founder of Neolution [P.T. Westmoreland] is somehow still alive,” co-creator Graeme Manson said at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday. “That is part of the big mystery for next year.”
“We all want answers,” co-creator John Fawcett shared. “This is stepping through that last door. I »
By Stephen Tronicek
From the producers who brought you the Tony-Award® winning Broadway hit “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” comes “Easter Mysteries,” an original, and wholly entertaining musical theater depiction of the Easter story for modern audiences.
Presented by Fathom Events and SimonSays Entertainment, “Easter Mysteries” will play in select U.S. cinemas for one night on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. local time, and features veteran Broadway actors and singers from the stages of “Les Misérables,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and more.
In addition to the feature content, a timely interfaith discussion between Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders on the essence and power of Passion plays will complete the event.
Tickets for “Easter Mysteries” can be purchased by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 300 movie theaters »
- Movie Geeks
Fox deserved considerable credit for invigorating the live-musical form that NBC has championed with its production of “Grease Live,” but the network hit the skids with “The Passion,” a project that seemed to pander on multiple levels. Beyond catering to Christians who often lament a lack of fare aimed at them on mainstream TV – albeit in the most Sunday-school-lite of ways – the rock songs and contemporary setting sought to package scripture for the “American Idol” crowd. Throw in the procession involving an illuminated 20-foot cross, and cursing the darkness felt preferable to watching for a full two hours.
For starters, “The Passion” was only partly live, with portions of the narrative involving Jesus (Jencarlos Canela) and his disciples taped in advance. What remained thus played more like a live concert – and incidentally, an ode to the resilience of New Orleans – than a coherent telling of Jesus’ story.
The producers sought to address those shortcomings – indeed, »
- Brian Lowry
Exclusive: You might call it the New Orleans version of Jesus Christ Superstar. On Palm Sunday from 8-10 Pm, Fox will present The Passion, a live extravaganza depicting the last hours of Jesus’ life as replayed on the streets of the Crescent City by an all-star cast and set to the rhythms and words of contemporary music. The live show will take place all over New Orleans and throughout the two hours, a 20-foot illuminated cross will be carried through the streets from… »
Look for a review of Easter Mysteries here at We Are Movie Geeks next week.
From the producers who brought you the Tony-Award® winning Broadway hit “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” comes Easter Mysteries, an original, and wholly entertaining musical theater depiction of the Easter story for modern audiences. Presented by Fathom Events and SimonSays Entertainment, “Easter Mysteries” will play in select U.S. cinemas for one night on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. local time, and features veteran Broadway actors and singers from the stages of “Les Misérables,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and more. In addition to the feature content, a timely interfaith discussion between Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders on the essence and power of Passion plays will complete the event.
Tickets for “Easter Mysteries” can be purchased by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U. »
- Tom Stockman
Have you ever wanted to play the iconic role of Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz? Or join the company of a regional theater? Now’s your chance! “The Wizard Of Oz”Lacomedia Dinner Theatre is casting talent for its production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The best part? Every role is being cast! Auditions will be held April 7 and 8 in NYC, and the gig pays $2,750 for the entire summer run (including rehearsals which begin June 17). T-mobile Customer Videot-Mobile is seeking talent for an Internet video featuring real customers. Because there will be both English and Spanish versions, Spanish-speaking T-Mobile customers are needed! This gig pays $1,000/day. The English version will shoot the week of March 7 in Seattle, Wash., while the Spanish version will shoot the week of March 14 in the same location. Submissions are being sought from Seattle, Portland, Ore., Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, and some travel expenses will be covered. »
Antony Gibbs, a British-born film editor who cut dozens of pictures, including such ’60s classics as “Tom Jones” as well as “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Rollerball,” “Dune” and “Ronin,” died February 26. He was 90.
The Guild of British Film and Television Editors reported his death on Facebook.
Gibbs was nominated for four of the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, including for “Tom Jones” in 1964 and “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1972. He won Eddies in 1998 for his work on John Frankenheimer’s TNT miniseries “George Wallace,” starring Gary Sinise, and in 2002 for his editing of Mark Rydell’s TNT TV movie “James Dean,” starring James Franco (a film for which he also picked up an Emmy nomination). Also in 2002, he received an Ace career achievement award.
- Carmel Dagan
Leading British cinematographer who worked on some of the classic Ealing films and Hollywood blockbusters such as Raiders of the Lost Ark
Douglas Slocombe, who has died aged 103, was one of Britain’s greatest cameramen – an award-winning cinematographer noted for his high contrast shooting and a key figure in British and American film from the heyday of Ealing Studios in the 1940s and 50s onwards.
Slocombe, who was entirely self-taught, had a career spanning more than 40 years and 80 films. He was nominated for Oscars for Travels With My Aunt (1972), Julia (1977) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Bafta recognised him with awards for The Servant (1963), The Great Gatsby (1974) and Julia, nominations for Guns at Batasi (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968) and Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), and a lifetime achievement award in 1993.
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- Sheila Whitaker
Douglas Slocombe, the acclaimed cinematographer and director of photography, has passed away at age 103. Slocombe was revered by directors over a career that extended from 1940 to 1989, when he lensed his final film, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". He had also filmed the first two entries in the Indiana Jones series, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Slocombe never won an Oscar but was nominated for "Travels with My Aunt", "Julia" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark". He had been nominated for eleven BAFTA awards, winning three times. Slocombe's other major films include the Ealing Studios British comedy classics starring Alec Guinness, the classic chiller "Dead of Night", "The Blue Max", "The Lion in Winter", the original version of "The Italian Job", "The Fearless Vampire Killers", "The Great Gatsby »
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Douglas Slocombe, the three-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer who collaborated with Steven Spielberg on the first three Indiana Jones films, has died. He was 103. The famed British director of photography died Monday morning in a hospital in London, his daughter, Georgina, told the Agence France-Presse wire service. Slocombe received his Oscar noms for his work on Travels With My Aunt (1972), directed by George Cukor; Fred Zinnemann’s Julia (1977), starring Jane Fonda; and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), the first of Spielberg’s Indiana Jones films with Harrison Ford as the adventurer. Slocombe also did Jesus Christ Superstar
- Mike Barnes
Douglas Slocombe, the cinematographer for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” has died. He was 103. According to Afp, his daughter Georgina confirmed his death. Slocombe received Oscar nominations for “Travels With My Aunt” in 1973, “Julia” in 1978 and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1982. He also shot “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Maids” and “Rollerball,” as well as Ealing comedies including “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” “The Lavender Hill Mob” and “The Man in The White Suit.” Also Read: Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author, Dies at 89 “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) as the last film he worked on. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven and Matt Donnelly
Oscar-nominated British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, whose many films include several classic Ealing comedies in the 1940s and ’50s and the first three Indiana Jones pics in the 1980s, has died, his family told the Agence France-Presse. He was 103.
Slocombe drew Oscar noms for “Travels With My Aunt” in 1973, “Julia” in 1978 and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1982. He is famous within the industry for never having used a light meter on the set of “Raiders.”
- Carmel Dagan
Fox’s Rocky Horror Picture Show remake just added a(nother) Broadway star to its ranks.
Tony Award winner Ben Vereen — famous for his performances in shows like Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as for being Usher’s godfather — will play Dr. Everett Scott, the science teacher-turned-ufo investigator who arrives at Dr. Frank N. Furter’s castle looking for his nephew.
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Hugh (John Leslie, Dracula Sucks) is about to marry Lily (Flower, Sheila’s Payoff) and he wants his bubbly daughter Peaches (Desireé Cousteau, Hot Rackets) from his first marriage, to be a part of the festivities. Thankfully the stepdaughter-stepmother relationship starts off well with the trio hitting up the nearest slot machines. Unfortunately, Peaches comes to the realisation that she now has to potentially compete for her father’s love and attention. After sinking down a few shots she does the sensible thing and jumps in her jeep to let off some steam. Whilst on her little bender, Peaches is involved in an accident and subsequently left unconscious. Thankfully, however help is on hand as Kid (Joey Silvera, Carnal Haven) and Jesse (Ken Scudder, Champagne For Breakfast), two good Samaritans who are »
- Mondo Squallido
In 2011 when Slash spoke to Entertainment Weekly about why he wouldn't allow Glee to cover Guns N' Roses' catalog, he said something that has stuck with me: "Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough." At that point Grease was almost 35 years old. It enjoyed a renaissance with a theatrical re-release in the late '90s, but it's not like Grease was begging to be invoked in Slash's takedown of Ryan Murphy's Fox show. Certainly it's a movie about peppy high schoolers who break into song, but how could a few tunes about summer lovin' and greased lightning have haunted Slash so? Grease Live!, a live Fox musical version of that John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John classic, is coming to charm off our bobby socks this Sunday. Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough take over for Travolta and Newton-John in the lead roles while Carly Rae Jepsen plays »
- Louis Virtel
Our film gets off to a great start with the titular Jeanne Silver (Waterpower) letting us know that she is handicapped and horny, as well as boasting about having a bigger member than the legendary John Holmes. After such an introduction, we’re thrown right in to action with Jeanne enjoying a light hearted threesome with her friends Joey (Joey Silvera, Expectations) and Amber (Amber Hunt, Cry For Cindy). During this little frolic, we see Jeanne’s handicap for the first time. Of course, she utilises it! After that, Jeanne tells us about the almost unlimited sexual opportunities high school has to offer (I obviously went to the wrong school!) and shares her exploits with a boy from her art class who just so happens to be gay. He may not be in to girls, »
- Mondo Squallido
Fox’s staging of The Passion — a live, musical event that originated years ago in Holland — will use Trisha Yearwood’s pipes, music from Whitney Houston and others, and iconic New Orleans locations to tell the tale of Jesus’ final hours.
Written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical) and airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, The Passion has Yearwood playing Mary, the mother of Jesus, while Latin pop star Prince Royce will play the disciple Peter. Jesus, who also sings, has yet to be »
Robert Stigwood, the producer of 1970s hits Saturday Night Fever and Grease, has died at the age of 81. The Australian also produced a number of successful musicals, and guided the career of the Bee Gees and the solo career of Eric Clapton.
On stage, Stigwood produced the stage musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as Evita, Sweeney Todd and Pippin, along with film musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert »
- Paul Heath
Robert Stigwood, manager of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups like Cream and the Bee Gees and producer of films like Saturday Night Fever and Grease, passed away. Stigwood was 81. Spencer Gibb, the son of Bee Gees' Robin Gibb and Stigwood's godson, was the first to confirm Stigwood's death, Reuters reports. No cause of death was given.
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