14 items from 2010
Name: Victor Barry Position: Editor, CEO, Founder, President, Owner, Bill Payer, News & Review writer, George Lucas mortgage payer. For more on Vic hit the about link Contact: vic [at] themoviebit.com Or @victorbarry The first movie I ever saw, to the best of my recollection would have been a Muppet movie in the Oakwood cinema, Carrigaline. And from there it was game on for everything and anything. On the favourite film front, I was more or less weaned on Star Wars so the original trilogy will always have a big place in my heart. The original Superman movies, even the one with Richard Pryor are movies that inspired me to don a superman outfit and attempt to fly, which didn’t work out too well. Smokey and The Bandit is another movie that I hold very dear, except the 3rd one, which was more or less Bandit free. More recently Watchmen, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Name: Victor Barry Position: Editor, CEO, Founder, President, Owner, Bill Payer, News & Review writer, George Lucas mortgage payer. Contact: vic [at] themoviebit.com Or @victorbarry The first movie I ever saw, to the best of my recollection would have been a Muppet movie in the Oakwood cinema, Carrigaline. And from there it was game on for everything and anything. On the favourite film front, I was more or less weaned on Star Wars so the original trilogy will always have a big place in my heart. The original Superman movies, even the one with Richard Pryor are movies that inspired me to don a superman outfit and attempt to fly, which didn’t work out too well. Smokey and The Bandit is another movie that I hold very dear, except the 3rd one, which was more or less Bandit free. More recently Watchmen, Hellboy and a spectacular Korean flick called Taegukgi all spring to mind. »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
You have to admit that Marc Webb is casting pretty high for the secondary parts in his Spider-Man reboot. Yesterday's announcement that Martin Sheen is closing in on the role of Uncle Ben is followed today by a similar announcement regarding Sally Field for the complementary role of Aunt May (and one that is far likelier to survive the series).
Brit actress Rosemary Harris was excellent in the part in the 2001-06 movies, though bearing little resemblance to the strangely witch-like figure of the traditional comics. I'm a huge fan of Sally Field, but I worry as to the reasons why they are casting her, as her glittering 70s career seemed to be followed with decades of soap-style movies of the week, only lightly interspersed with film projects. Starting out with a career-making performance as schizophrenic Sybil opposite Joanne Woodward in 1976, Fields is probably still best known among her 70s »
This week's installment of Burn Notice was pretty standard fare for the show. It did a decent job of moving the Jesse storyline forward.
The highlight of "Past and Future Tense" had to be the Russians and their fear of Michael Westen, as he actually got four trained Spetsnaz to give up without a fight. I do love it when a hero’s legend is bigger than life. This reminded me of Oliver Platt’s character in Three Musketeers, claiming he was a famous pirate and, just when you think he is totally full of it, two scruffy pirates recognize him and jump overboard at the mention of his name.
Michael Westen is apparently the Russian’s Porthos the Pirate.
The one part of the episode that I really wasn’t crazy about was the continuing lecture from Jesse about how he is going to bury the person who burned »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ViddWizard)
Big cars, crashes and foul-mouthed sheriffs – it's time to celebrate the majesty of Smokey And The Bandit...
Car porn. Modern cinema is full of it. Whether it be Nicolas Cage pining after his old Mustang in Gone In 60 Seconds, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker jousting with their suped-up jalopies in The Fast And The Furious, or Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville jumping over stuff in The Dukes of Hazzard.
Speaking of the Duke cousins, it was somewhat apropos that Burt Reynolds was cast as the nefarious Boss Hogg in the 2005 film - as anyone who has seen an episode of the original show will attest that, without a certain Reynolds flick from 1977, the show probably wouldn’t have been green-lit in the first place.
The film in question is of course, Smokey And The Bandit.
In 1977, Burt Reynolds was one of Hollywood’s brightest stars. After years working »
Here we have it, our Final Four for Cinematical's Best Summer Movie of All Time Tournament. Man, are we really halfway through the season already, let alone nearly done with our little whatsit? Wasn't it just yesterday that everyone was eager to see Jonah Hex and voting relentlessly for, um... Smokey and the Bandit?
Next week's the real nail-biter of the two pairings (hint: Vader vs. Raiders), but this week's vote will mark the divide between an old-school classic of boundless influence and what will likely be the defining blockbuster of this generation. Which way will our readers skew? Only the numbers can say, and in two weeks, right before Nolan's next big thing drops, the winner of this showdown will take on next week's victor for the title of Best Summer Movie of All Time.
(God help me if it somehow goes to The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, even without it being in the running. »
- William Goss
That's the real-life scene the veteran actor-director witnessed last month. "'Smokey and the Bandit' has had this incredible afterlife," Reynolds tells Zap2it of one of his top movie hits. He marvels that so many look-alike drivers traveled from Braselton, Ga. "to my museum (in Jupiter, Fla.) and parked under the bridge. If that wasn't a scary sight, I don't know what is!"
The Bandit Run originated in 2007 to mark the 30th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit." That year's participants retraced the film's famously, merrily illegal beer-run route from Texarkana, Texas, to Atlanta.
"It's just amazing to me that it's still going on," Reynolds says. "I'm very proud of it, in a crazy way. »
Burt Reynolds is joining USA Network's 'Burn Notice' this summer. According to the Ausiello Files the American actor will guest-star as a "legendary operative, now retired and cast out of the CIA, who serves as somewhat of a cautionary tale for Michael (Jeffrey Donovan).""Things have not gone well for him since he left the spy service,” series creator Matt Nix says of Reynolds' character, Paul Anderson. “He’s now working as a bartender under an assumed name, and he gets into trouble with some very nasty Russian guys. More notes...Reynolds says that he gets weepy watching sad movies after having life-saving heart surgery. The 74-year-old Smokey and the Bandit actor had quintuple bypass surgery in February after going to his doctor for a regular health check-up. Reynolds says in an interview with The Orange County Register: "When they say, 'You broke your heart', you become. »
London, April 27 – Actor Burt Reynolds, who underwent a quintuple heart bypass in March, wants to “live to be 199″.
“I was a heart attack waiting to happen,” the Daily Express quoted Reynolds as telling People.com.
The 74-year-old Smokey And The Bandit star added: “My doctor said I needed to undergo bypass surgery immediately.
“I went home and shaved then had the operation the next day.” (Ani) »
To put it bluntly: "I was a heart attack waiting to happen," Burt Reynolds told People Friday night. The 74-year-old Evening Shade and Smokey and the Bandit actor looks great, "feels fabulous" and wants to" live to be 199" after undergoing quintuple bypass surgery in March, he said before receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of film, TV and theatrical work by the Palm Beach International Film Festival. "My doctor said I needed to undergo bypass surgery immediately," Reynolds, who lives in south Florida, explained, admitting that he had no idea that his arteries were closed when he went to his doctor for a physical. »
- Linda Marx
Veteran actor Burt Reynolds has slashed the price of his Florida mansion by $7 million (£4.7 million) in a desperate bid to offload the property.
The ailing Hollywood icon, who is recovering from heart surgery, originally put the estate, which overlooks Jupiter Island, up for sale for just under $16 million (£10.7 million) in 2005.
But this week (beg19Apr10), Reynolds, 74, dropped the price to just below $9 million (£6 million).
The Smokey and the Bandit star's house comes complete with its own dock, hair salon and private cinema complex and is set on three acres of land. »
Spoiler Warning! Spoiler Warning! Blah Blah Blah Spoiler Warning! Spoiler Warning This And Spoiler Warning That! Don't Read Any Further If You Don't Know Jack! Spoilers Spoilers Spoilers! Okay? Okay. Reunions never last long on Lost. Packs of people come together after protracted periods of being apart, and then immediately fracture into new pods and cliques. The mantra is “Live Together, Die Alone,” and yet our heroes have always kinda sucked at the community thing. Will the castaway clan ever learn to live as one big happy family of man? Is our “You All Everybody” idealism but a crock? I despair! »
- Jeff Jensen
Los Angeles - Actor Burt Reynolds has undergone heart bypass surgery and is expected to make a quick recovery at home, his manager said on Wednesday.Reynolds, 74, a Hollywood star in the 1970s whose hits include "The Longest Yard," "Smokey and the Bandit" and more recently "Boogie Nights," had quintuple bypass surgery last week, according to Entertainment Tonight. He is now being cared for at his Florida home."Mr. Reynolds has been released from a hospital in Florida in which he had a scheduled bypass operation. He wants to thank everyone for their good wishes and doctors plan on a speedy recovery," his manager Erik Kritzer said in a statement.Kritzer denied media reports that Reynolds had been rushed to the hospital.Last year Reynolds spent time in a drug rehab clinic to overcome an addiction to painkillers prescribed to him after back surgery, according to his manager.He went »
Veteran actor Burt Reynolds has survived a quintuple bypass surgery last week. The 74-year-old actor is currently recuperating at home with 24-hour nursing care.
His rep told People in a statement, "Mr. Reynolds has been released from a hospital in Florida in which he had a planned bypass operation. He wants to thank everyone for their good wishes and states that he has a great motor with a brand new pipes and he is feeling great. Doctors plan on a speedy recovery."
"Reports that are implying he was rushed to a hospital are completely untrue as he has had this operation scheduled for over a month."
Last year, the "Smokey and the Bandit" star spent a month in a rehab facility in Florida for prescription pain pills addiction.
14 items from 2010
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