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If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night With Seth Meyers" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden" were all on repeats on Monday night. That left "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Conan" with new shows, and they were ready to steal your attention.
Jimmy Kimmel trolled Jimmy Fallon -- who always has elaborate games for his guests -- by setting up a game called "Heatherball," aka tetherball with Heather Graham's face on it (brilliant!), with guest Bob Odenkirk (mock) refusing to play. Bob said he wanted to just sit down and talk to Jimmy, and called his publicist on stage to complain that he was being forced to play a stupid game. »
- Gina Carbone
“Transparent” and “Empire” lead the first-round nominees for the Casting Society of America’s 31st annual Artios Awards.
The Amazon comedy and Fox drama each scored two nominations. The noms announced Friday morning covered TV, theater, Web series and short film.
“Transparent’s” casting director Edye Belasco received noms in both the TV pilot comedy and TV comedy series categories. “Empire’s” trio of Leah Daniels Butler, Claire Simon and Shelby Cherniet were nominated for TV pilot drama, while Butler and Simon were also recognized in the TV drama series field.
The TV comedy series category also includes “Orange Is the New Black,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley” and “Episodes,” while the TV drama series contenders are “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife” and “Bloodline.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
Patricia Clarkson returning from England last week after starring with Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola in The Elephant Man walked The Paris Theatre red carpet with her Learning To Drive co-star Ben Kingsley. Director Isabel Coixet, Sarita Choudhury, Jake Weber, Avi Nash, Harpreet Singh Toor, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, author Katha Pollitt, screenwriter Sarah Kernochan, producers Daniel Hammond and Dana Friedman and executive producer Gabriel Hammond joined them.
Bryan Batt, who played Judge Turner in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave and Orry-Kelly in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's The Last Of Robin Hood, William Ivey Long, Lena Hall, Matthew Morrison, Renee Puente, Laura Michelle Kelly, Cornelia Guest, Sydney Van Til, Montego Glover, Sakina Jaffrey, Nanette Lepore and Peter Cincotti were among »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The end of next month marks the 38th anniversary of David Lynch’s debut feature film, “Eraserhead.” To preemptively commemorate the occasion, we thought we’d dust off an oldie, but a very much still relevant goodie. Filmmaker (and mega Lynch buff) Michael Warren cut together a fantastic 18-and-a-half-minute supercut of Lynch’s work three years ago, which holds up, given that the writer-director’s last feature was “Inland Empire” way back in 2006. Warren’s tribute chronicles all ten of one-of-a-kind artist’s narrative movies to date, including “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.” A true homage, it doesn’t skimp on making use of shots from the “Twin Peaks” series, either. Notable not just for its thoroughness, Warren’s video is wonderfully edited. He seamlessly splices together “Dune,” “Wild at Heart,” and “The Elephant Man” with “Blue Velvet,” “The Straight Story,” and “Mulholland Drive” (not to mention the other aforementioned pictures). Just as strong, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Jim Strouse's sleeper summer hit features an agile, very funny Jemaine Clement sparring with Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus (of Noah Baumbach's Mistress America), Regina Hall, Gia Gadsby and Aundrea Gadsby.
Virginia and Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man, playwrights Will Eno and Alan Ayckbourn with a touch of Alain Resnais and a John Singer Sargent portrait, form a frame to our conversation. I connect Jim's composer Mark Orton (out of Alexander Payne's Nebraska) to Walter Slezak in Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat, Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Silence De La Mer, Marlene Dietrich in Stanley Kramer's Judgement at Nuremberg and Madeline Kahn in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles, and he connects Chernus and Clement to Men In Black 3.
People Places Things, a sly comedy of parental manners, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
More classic British horror heads to Blu-ray as Eureka! Entertainment announces the release of Freddie Francis' 1965 shocker The Skull, arriving on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD on 26 October.Perhaps best known as an Oscar-winning cinematographer, shooting such acclaimed works as The Elephant Man, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Glory and Cape Fear, Freddie Francis also directed a raft of horror flicks throughout the 1960s and 70s. After a successful spell at Hammer, Francis moved across to the newly launched Amicus Productions, where he would help shape them into the only British company to rival Hammer's vice-like grip on the country's horror scene.Adapted from a novel by Robert "Psycho" Bloch, The Skull reunites Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee for a chilling tale of obsession and the occult,...
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We’re obsessed with the dangers of alcohol and political correctness, says Hurt, who stars in Radio 4’s Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Sir John Hurt has bemoaned the homogenised state of modern society, in which excessive warnings about the danger of alcohol abound and making a pass at a woman is fraught with risks.
The 75-year-old actor, whose film credits include The Elephant Man, The Naked Civil Servant and the Harry Potter films said life was more fun in the days when he hellraised with the likes of Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed.
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- Haroon Siddique
Scarlet Witch and Loki forever! "They've been talking constantly. It's been good for the both of them, they really care for each other," an insider tells Us. "Neither of them are looking to jump into a large commitment, but it's getting more serious." Olsen, 26, and the British hunk, 34, were recently spotted getting cozy while walking down the street together in Oxford on July 21. Two days later, they took a taxi to attend Bradley Cooper's West End production of The Elephant Man. "She went to meet up [...] »
Vimeo-er Alex Kalogeropoulos’s series, “Cinemasters,” is described as focusing “on film's most prominent and influential auteurs, past and present. Their achievements in directing simply cannot be outmatched and their influence on the art of cinema will forever be existent.” It is in no way surprising, then, that his sophomore episode is devoted to none other than David Lynch. A comprehensive effort, Kalogeropoulos’s supercut includes every Lynch feature (with the exception of 2002’s “Rabbits”—one some might classify as such), though he purposefully omits the director’s shorts and television output. Lynch fans will effortlessly spot the man’s cinematic feats, such as “Eraserhead,” “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” and “Mulholland Drive.” And (no less important) no David Lynch supercut without “Dune,” “Wild at Heart,” “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” “Lost Highway,” or “Inland Empire.” Among Lynch’s cinematography (and the movies featured in Kalogeropoulos’s supercut), only “The. »
- Zach Hollwedel
You can call Harry Potter and The Elephant Man star John Hurt Sir John Hurt now. Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the 75-year-old actor a knighthood for his "services to drama." Accompanied by his wife, Anwen, Hurt received his honor during an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday. The actor is currently battling pancreatic cancer. "I'm halfway through my chemotherapy and I've got a whole load of tests next week," Sky News quoted him as saying after the ceremony. "It's extraordinary, I haven't lost weight or anything and I'm feeling good—it's crazy," he said. "My oncologist is »
Warner Bros. is gearing up to give fans of Hammer Horror a Halloween treat, when they unleash Horror Classics, Vol. 1 on October 6th. A four film Bluray boxset featuring Hammer classics Taste the Blood of Dracula; Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, and The Mummy, the boxset is just what horror lovers need to fill their Hammer, Cushing and Lee fixes.
Being a huge fan of Hammer Films and not only their classic films, but even the recent revival of the studio (Let Me In, The Woman In Black, The Quiet Ones), this announcement brings quite the smile to my face and I’m sure you horror lovers feel the same.
The Mummy (1959)
In this vivid Technicolor® reincarnation of The Mummy, screen horror icon Christopher Lee wraps on the moldy gauze bandages and emerges as the tormented Kharis, an avenger stalking the hills and bogs of »
- Jerry Smith
David Lynch first met costume designer Patricia Norris, who died in at her Los Angeles home in February at age 83 (soon after her sixth Oscar nomination for costume design for "12 Years a Slave"), in London on "The Elephant Man." She was nominated for that, too, as well as Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," Blake Edwards' "Victor, Victoria" and "Sunset," and Peter Hyams' space sequel "2010." "We became good friends on 'The Elephant Man,'" Lynch told me on the phone. "She’s got a tremendous talent for costumes. She’s got exquisite taste. She always gets the job done. It’s a magical thing when she dresses an actor and helps them to set the character. The clothes fit the characters perfectly on 'Elephant Man.' It was a period piece and we had to fit the era and of course they did—the different classes of people. »
- Anne Thompson
British actor John Hurt revealed Tuesday he is battling pancreatic cancer. The 75-year-old Oscar nominee, who is best known for his role in 1980’s “The Elephant Man” and more recently as wand-maker Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter franchise, said he is undergoing treatment but that his doctors are providing a positive prognosis. “I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team,” Hurt said, according to BBC News. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording ‘Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell’ (one of life’s small ironies! »
- Debbie Emery
Sir John Hurt, recently knighted for his services to drama, revealed today that he has been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. He is undergoing treatment, says he is optimistic about it, and intends to continue working.
Celebrated for his work in films like The Elephant Man, Midnight Express and Alien, the 75 year old actor recently appeared alongside Dways 'The Rock' Johnson in Hercules and is currently filming The History Of Love with Gemma Arterton and Derek Jacobi. He spoke with us last year about his lengthy career and the fun he had on the set of Snowpiercer.
Pancreatic cancer affects around 9,000 people in the UK every year. The most obvious early symptom is pain in the abdomen, but many people have no symptoms at all until the diseases has »
- Jennie Kermode
Actor says disease is in its early stages and is undergoing treatment while continuing to focus on his work
The 75-year-old actor, who intends to keep on working, said: “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.
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- Caroline Davies and agencies
Sir John Hurt has confirmed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
"I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement," he told Pa.
"I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.
He added: "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."
He most recently »
Though Sir Christopher Lee sadly passed away, his work will live on forever. In a new Blu-ray set, Warner Archive is preserving three Lee-starring Hammer horror movies: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Mummy, and Taste the Blood of Dracula.
Blu-ray.com reports that Warner Archive's Horror Classics Volume One Blu-ray collection will hit shelves this fall (October 6th, according to Home Theater Forum). The collection includes four Hammer films: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968), The Mummy (1959), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970), and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969).
In addition to the Horror Classics Volume One, Warner Archive will also release the Special Effects Collection Volume One, a sci-fi / adventure Blu-ray set comprising Son of Kong, Mighty Joe Young, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, and Them!
It's estimated that both collections will be priced at $54.96 apiece and released in early October, and it's even believed that the titles will be sold separately, »
- Derek Anderson
Tod Browning’s bizarre black comedy about a band of circus performers is a disturbing curio of old Hollywood that has lost none of its power to unsettle
This macabre masterpiece of pre-Hays Code Hollywood is a staggering provocation from 1932, and a very potent reminder of cinema’s origin in the fairground tent. Director Tod Browning drew on his own experience in the circus for this bizarre black-comic horror-melodrama about a scheming trapeze artist who seduces a midget for his money, and tries to insinuate herself into the ranks of the circus “freaks”. These were played by people with genuine abnormalities, and the film is disturbing now in the way it was then. It probably outpaces Lynch’s The Elephant Man for shock, as it appears to us more in the spirit of the heartless showman, rather than any rational or compassionate observer. A unique film.
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- Peter Bradshaw
If you see a movie for the first time and swear you've heard the score before, it may not be your imagination...
Last month, the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (Afm) sued six major studios for reusing film soundtracks in other films without paying the appropriate compensation. It's the kind of news that will make people roll their eyes. Ah yes, they'll say after seeing the headlines. Typical Hollywood. Not even the music's original any more.
But go beyond the headlines about reusing the same music too much and delve into the lawsuit and it reveals an interesting insight into the kind of situations where music does get repeated.
The lawsuit, it soon becomes evident, isn't about the use of music in itself (a quick browse through the soundtracks for the titles in question, such as This Means War or Argo, reveals that they have »
Andy Humm (Gay USA) is this year's best Expert at predicting the Tony Awards winners. He got an outstanding 88% correct, only missing three out of 24 categories. Those incorrect choices were Best Play Revival (selecting "The Elephant Man" over "Skylight"), Best Featured Actor in a Play (choosing Micah Stock over Richard McCabe), and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (picking Judy Kuhn over Ruthie Ann Miles). -Break- Related: Complete list of 2015 Tony Awards winners For the 16 Experts predicting Tony winners, the second spot is a tie between Gold Derby's own Paul Sheehan and Matt Windham (amNY) at 84% accuracy. The third spot is a tie between Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk), Harry Haun (Playbill), and Jesse Oxfeld (Forward) with each at 80%. Up next are Thom Geier (The Wrap), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Gold Derby), and Wayman Wong (Talkin' Broadway) at 75% right. »
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