12 items from 2014
Ellen Burstyn is set to make her directorial debut with a feature film titled Bathing Flo.
Burstyn will be starring in the film about a New York man who agrees to house-sit a home in exchange for free rent but finds out that an elderly woman is living in the house, reports Deadline.
The award-winning actress will play the title role Flo, who also happens to be the man's mother.
Burstyn was nominated at the 2014 Emmy Awards last night (August 25) for her role in Lifetime's Flowers In The Attic, which is based on Vc Andrews's 1979 novel of the same name.
Last year, Burstyn won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Political Animals.
Burtsyn has also won an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Martin Scorsese »
After starring in the lighthearted summer comedy Tammy, Susan Sarandon takes on the thriller genre in a new international trailer for The Calling. The actress stars as Detective Inspector Hazel Micaleff in Fort Dundas, Ontario, a sleepy town where not much happens, until one day when Hazel discovers the corpse of an elderly woman who was brutally murdered.
Despite a bad back, a reliance on painkillers and the occasional drink to take the edge off, Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, Best Actress, Dead Men Walking, 1995; Cloud Atlas, The Big Wedding, Snitch) leads a tranquil existence sharing a home with her elderly mother, Emily (Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, Best Actress, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1974; The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream), in Fort Dundas, »
In 1995 and 1997, Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. had Heat and Jackie Brown released into cinemas. Not his best films or his best performances, perhaps, but mesmerising work in excellent pictures directed by master filmmakers: the former saw him convince for Michael Mann as the cool, meticulous leader of a gang of career criminals; the latter had Quentin Tarantino give viewers a dim crim whose uncontrollable anger contributes to the unravelling of a heist.
For a whole generation of moviegoers who have grown up since, however, the adulation that's universally showered upon De Niro must be perplexing. Occasionally he summons up a portion of his old intensity – his turns in What Just Happened, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle are the (slim) picks of the last 15 years – but for anyone who got into movies from the late '90s on, he's the funny guy in Analyze This and Meet The Parents, »
This morning was like Christmas for TV and Emmy fanatics, and among the nominees this year, as usual, were a slew of former Oscar winners. In the acting categories this year, it was no surprise to see Matthew McConaughey chalked up for his work in HBO's "True Detective" just four months after completing a near run of the movie awards season table that culminated in a Best Actor Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club." Will HBO's decision to put the show in the drama series category rather than miniseries hold him back from an Emmy, given the potential bounty of goodwill for Bryan Cranston and the final season of "Breaking Bad?" We'll soon find out. Joining McConaughey in the category was "Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" star Kevin Spacey, nominated a second-straight year for Netflix's "House of Cards. In the supporting actor ranks, Jon Voight, Oscar winner for 1978's "Coming Home, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Leading up to the 2014 NFL Kickoff, Lionsgate will release the thrilling sports drama, Draft Day, on Digital HD beginning August 19, on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View August 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on September 2. Starring sports movie icon and Academy Award winner Kevin Costner (Best Picture and Best Director, Dances with Wolves, 1990; Bull Durham, Field of Dreams), written by Rajiv Joseph & Scott Rothman, and directed by legendary director Ivan Reitman, the film was made in exclusive partnership with the NFL, allowing unprecedented access to the actual 2013 NFL Draft, an event drawing higher ratings than the playoffs for baseball, basketball and hockey.
Featuring an all-star cast including Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Denis Leary (The Amazing Spider-Man), Frank Langella (Superman Returns), Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowski), Sean Combs (Monster's Ball), Terry Crews (The Expendables franchise), Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (feature »
The Brooklyn theater BAMcinématek just wrapped up its career retrospective on Ellen Burstyn, and there are few actresses more deserving. Although younger audiences might know her more as the evil grandmother in Lifetime’s 2014 adaptation of Flowers in the Attic, she's also made indelible impressions on screen in The Exorcist, The Last Picture Show, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and Requiem for a Dream, to name but a few of her many great performances. Burstyn was generous enough to take a moment to chat with Vulture about her Oscar-, Emmy-, and Tony-winning career, including how she's been under-directed, why she's going to threaten Darren Aronofsky, and what would happen if she revealed secrets about the upcoming Christopher Nolan film Interstellar.I was actually at Gloria Steinem's 80th birthday party last night, and everyone was saying 80 is the new 40 ...That's right! [Laughs.] It is. I believe it. And it is getting »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Happy 80th birthday, Shirley MacLaine!
The legendary, award-winning actress, who was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Va, started out as a dancer and got her big break on Broadway. She made her first film with Alfred Hitchcock, became a Rat Pack regular, flirted briefly with politics but has never stopped acting as she enters her 7th decade in Hollywood.
She started off as a lovably kooky ingenue, but is known today for her cantankerous matriarch roles in "Downton Abbey," "Bernie," "Steel Magnolias," "Guarding Tess," and, of course, her Oscar-winning role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment."
Her next gig is a singing and dancing role on "Glee," of course. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented, most colorful character actresses of all time.
1. She was named after Shirley Temple.
2. She's been performing since age 3, when she began doing ballet.
3. As a girl, she pretended she was Rita Hayworth, since »
- Sharon Knolle
Remaking an award-winning film for television has been around for years (even back in the 70s when "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" became "Alice.") The trend continues with recent releases such as "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "About a Boy" as well as the upcoming series "12 Monkeys" (on SyFy) and "Constantine" (on NBC). Another series -- make that mini-series -- of a similar ilk is "Fargo," FX's attempt to extend the life of the Coen brother's 1996 film of the same name. Billy Bob Thornton plays the careless instigator Lorne Malvo, a gun-for-hire who bumps into the too-timid insurance salesman Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman, and brings havoc to his dull life. The star of the Coens' 2001 film "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "The Hobbit" himself took part in two separate conversations with reporters this week, sharing thoughts on everything from the state of television and independent film to advice for young actors. »
- Ben Travers
For years, the Oscars and Martin Scorsese just didn't seem to jibe. His films didn't resonate with that crowd. Maybe it was because he was an outsider. Maybe it was because he didn't trade in the breed of films that typically found footing with the Academy. Whatever the case, it became, for decades, a consistent note: How does Martin Scorsese not have an Oscar? Things began to change nearly three decades into his career. Until 2002, a Scorsese film registering with the group was not nearly the consistent occurrence it is today. Yet since "Gangs of New York," four of his last five films Have received Best Picture nominations and he finds himself a perennial fixture on the Oscar circuit, a circuit he has seen change drastically over the course of his career. With Oscar voting drawing to a close, I spoke with Scorsese recently about that very phenomenon, how zealous »
- Kristopher Tapley
"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-n-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.
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- Matt Roush
Martin Scorsese is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. The guy has made a ton of incredible films over the course of his career. Here's a great video tribute for the director that was edited together by Jo Causse.
I've included a full list of the films that Scorsese has directed. What are some of your favorites?
2010 Shutter Island
2006 The Departed
2004 The Aviator
2002 Gangs of New York
1993 The Age of Innocence
1991 Cape Fear
1986 The Color of Money
1985 After Hours
1982 The King of Comedy
1980 Raging Bull
1977 New York, New York
1976 Taxi Driver
1973 Mean Streets
1972 Boxcar Bertha
- Joey Paur
Martin Scorsese doesn't do director's cuts. And you're not going get deleted scenes out of him too often either. While editor Thelma Schoonmaker revealed last month that the idea of releasing a 2-part, 4-hour version of "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was bandied about, that "version" will likely never see the light of day. As far as Scorsese is concerned, while there has been much chatter around that cut, for him it was just the first step of making any movie and it's not his definitive vision. The filmmaker recently chatted with Gold Derby about the movie, and when asked about the longer cut, Scorsese did tease that we might get to see some of that cutting room floor material. But he cautions anyone thinking that the 4-hour cut was anything more than just an assembly. "Well, I think there are some scenes we could make available, so to speak, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
12 items from 2014
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