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Mike White’s Comedy about Romance Novel Cover Studs and Victor Garber Comes to “Sleepy Hollow”

3 December 2013 5:08 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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HBO is developing a comedy series with Mike White and Girls producer Murray Miller. Mr. Romance is based on a McSweeny’s article about the Mr. Romance Cover Model Competition. They had me at Mike White, but a show with a premise that is bound to be a hunkarama? I think the following is appropriate…

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DC Comics has certainly busy getting its character on TV. Now, Bleeding Cool claims The CW is developing a Young Justice series with Superboy and Miss Martian featured as the team leaders.

I searched for “Greatest super-team to include Superboy” and got this. They’re Young Justice ,right?

Character actor Dan Hedaya (and my favorite Richard Nixon) is the latest big name to show up on The Mindy Project, according to Vulture. He’ll be playing Danny‘s estranged father.

Smash producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are developing a mini-series for NBC »

- Lyle Masaki

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Tauriel Shines in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug TV Spot #8, Plus Dwarf Infographic

22 November 2013 3:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

It’s a near-perfect storm of big sci-fi entertainment wonderfulness today, isn’t it, friends? The big Who anniversary of course, and the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and even though there’s no Grimm or Dracula tonight, we still, thank Syfy, have Haven. And what else? How about tickets now on sale for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug?

And to celebrate, we have a new TV spot for the movie, this time with a lot of looks at new-to-the-franchise character Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly (Lost). After that we have a helpful infographic that, if studied consistently between now and December 13, will enable you to accurately identify each of the 13 dwarves:

TV Spot: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – #8

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, starring Ian McKellenMartin FreemanAndy SerkisRichard Armitage, Cate Blanchette, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Sylvester McCoyAidan TurnerGraham McTavish, »

- Erin Willard

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Frank Langella: legend of the fall

30 October 2013 2:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As a young man Frank Langella worked with Laurence Olivier, partied with Noël Coward and seduced Rita Hayworth. Then his career fell apart. He tells Simon Hattenstone about losing everything and what he's learned from King Lear

It's all about the crown, Frank Langella says: are you prepared to lose it, and if so can you cope? The great American actor is preparing to play King Lear. At 75, he says he's still too young – Lear is in his mid-80s - but Langella knows plenty about losing his crown.

As a young man, he was gorgeous – lithe, snake-hipped, l'homme fatal. He played fabulously seductive, often cruel, characters. His 1970s Dracula was pure sex. In Diary of a Mad Housewife, his priapic author has come-to-bed eyes, come-to-bed voice, come-to-bed everything. And his own life didn't seem far removed from the characters he played. He has been on intimate terms with many »

- Simon Hattenstone

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John Badham on Yelling "Action!" and Other Tales From the Trenches

3 September 2013 10:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

John Badham cut his directorial teeth on ‘70s-era television shows like The Bold Ones, The Streets of San Francisco and Kung-Fu in the early ‘70s, before attaining A-list status with his second feature, Saturday Night Fever, in 1977. Films as diverse as WarGames, Blue Thunder, Nick of Time and Bird on a Wire kept John Badham one of the busiest directors in the biz, having literally not stopped working since 1971. His 2006 book I’ll Be in My Trailer (co-written with Craig Moderno) has become required reading for virtually every neophyte film director in the business.

2013 finds Badham releasing a follow-up volume, John Badham on Directing: Notes From the Set of Saturday Night Fever, WarGames, and More. The book offers an engaging look at the psychological, technical, and managerial elements that go into helming a film or TV show. A veteran of over 30 films and 45 TV episodes, Badham supports »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Frank Langella to take on role of King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre

19 June 2013 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Festival theatre's Angus Jackson to direct Langella in role often called the Ever~est of acting at Minerva theatre in November

Frank Langella, the triple-Tony award winning actor who memorably portrayed Richard Nixon on stage and screen, is to take on King Lear for the Chichester Festival Theatre, it will be announced on Thursday.

The role is often called the Everest of acting and has been played in recent years by Derek Jacobi at the Donmar Warehouse and Ian McKellen at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Langella has accepted an invitation to star in a production at the Minerva theatre in November which will then transfer to New York in the new year.

It will be directed by associate director of the theatre Angus Jackson, who said: "It is tremendously exciting that he's reached a moment to do King Lear and he's going to do it with us, with me and in the Minerva. »

- Mark Brown

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News Shorts: May 6th 2013

6 May 2013 9:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Franco in his own adaptation of As I Lay Dying, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham in Ender's Game, and Jennifer Hudson in Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity.

Set photos from Jurassic Park 4, Godzilla, Megan Fox filming Ninja Turtles, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson filming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Ellen Page as Kitty Pride on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Posters for White House Down, Drift, A Haunted House 2, The Hangover Part III, Aftershock, August: Osage County, Beneath, concept art from Europa Report.

"New release dates include: 'Nebraska' on November 22nd, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' on December 6th, 'A Haunted House 2' on March 28th 2014, 'Blended' on May 23rd 2014, '21 Jump Street 2' on June 6th 2014, 'Tammy' on July 2nd 2014, and 'Dracula' on August 8th..." (full details)

HBO has released a twelve-minute featurette about the making of Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic »

- Garth Franklin

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Super-8 Airplane Movie Madness January 8th at The Way Out Club in St. Louis

3 January 2013 7:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes”

Do you like movies about gladiators? Well, you’re out of luck but you won’t have to speak jive to enjoy Super-8 Airplane Movie Madness January 8th at The Way Out Club. For this month’s monthly festival of Super-8 Sound films condensed from features (they average 15 minutes in length), we’re showing all four movies from the beloved Airport series from the 1970′s. Those are Airport (1970), Airport ’75, Airport ’77, and Airport ’79 The Concorde. Then we’ll be topping off those airborne disasters with the 1980 spoof Airplane!……. and don’t call me Shirley!

“There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane”

The earthbound films »

- Tom Stockman

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Curio: Frank Langella at 75

1 January 2013 9:43 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Alexa here. I just couldn't let the day pass without paying tribute to Frank Langella on his 75th birthday. He has always been one of my favorite actors; something about his unctuous classicism makes him appear to be a larger-than-life Caravaggio, and my gothic sensibilities have only truly been satisfied with his turn as Dracula. His work continues to intrigue; 2007's Starting Out in the Evening was a recent high point in a career that has spanned more than 50 years. Plus, he revealed himself to be quite the debauched dandy in his memoir Dropped Names, making him all the more endearing (read what Nathaniel had to say about it here; it really is a fun read). 

 

I'm enough of a fan that I invested in an Edward Gorey-illustrated poster from his Broadway turn in Dracula, and I still hold on to my VHS copies of two of his early films. »

- Alexa

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