15 items from 2012
Twice in one week I have heard or read Michael Keaton’s name in two separate stories. This must be some sort of record for the 2000s, which have seen very little of Keaton. Late last week it was announced he would take over as the lead villain in the Robocop remake. Now it seems he is directing his second film, an indie titled Buttercup. I don’t know about you, but any mention of Michael Keaton getting back to work - more importantly, back to promising work – is good news.
Keaton has never reached the heights of some of his peers as a star, but it isn’t because he is not a wonderful actor. He simply made some bad choices along the way, like Jack Frost and White Noise and, well, the list is painfully long. But there are those Michael Keaton performances out there where you can »
- Larry Taylor
RoboCop: After negotiations with Hugh Laurie (TV’s House) broke off recently, we knew the RoboCop remake would need a new villain, but frankly we never thought Michael Keaton (Tim Burton’s Batman and, above, in… Mr. Mom!) would fill that role. But Keaton is set to play the evil CEO of an evil corporation that creates a new-fangled metallic law enforcement officer. The film starts shooting in September and is due for release next August. [Deadline] Michael Douglas as President: In another bit of surprising casting news, Michael Douglas is in talks to play President Ronald Reagan. The film, titled Reykjavik, is based on discussions in 1986 between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, meetings that were held in the capital of Iceland “against the backdrop of...
- Peter Martin
With the best athletes in the world competing for Gold this week in London, it's time to turn our attention to something that hasn't even been invented yet: Movie Olympics! Here, Moviefone pits together some of your favorite characters in Olympic events. Lace up your trainers, today's event is track and field! While the Olympians are giving each other a run for their money, there's a few memorable movie sprints that deserve their due. From Rocky to Ferris Beuller, take a look at those competing in the event below. When you're finished, make sure to vote for who you think should take home the Movie Olympic Gold for archery. Name: Ferris Bueller from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Why He's On The List: After Ferris's epic day playing hooky, there was an epic run-home to match. After seeing his sister and mom on the way home, Ferris has to book it »
- Jessie Heyman
From the second I saw the original Batman television show I was hooked.
When the TV show became corny to my friends, I was still a fan. I didn’t care that they had all switched to the Green Hornet. Yeah, Kato was cooler than Robin and the Green Hornet was just, well he was just cool, but Batman was still my guy.
When Michael Keaton was cast in the 1989 film I was all in. When people started bitching that Mr. Mom was going to play Batman like a joke I didn’t care. I just wanted to see Batman on the big screen. Batman the movie was one of the first DVDs I ever brought and this was when DVDs cost »
- Michael Davis
Well, it looks like somebody’s borrowing from Gary Marshall ( lifting ideas in Hollywood? Shocking! ). A few years ago Mr. Marshall scored a big hit with an ensemble comedy centered around a major holiday in Valentine’S Day. He repeated that basic idea a few months ago with New Year”S Eve. Well, there’s not too many romantic holidays left, so how can this formula be tweaked? Maybe a birthday? No, a ” birthing day’! It’ll be about several couples trying to have a baby! We’ll get multiple stars and try to mix them up in the months prior to the big day. This way we can re-use the Marshall plan ( history reference! ) and maybe do a Crash ( the Best Picture Oscar winner ) riff for the final hospital scenes. And as Woody Allen did forty years ago with Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex…, we’ll »
- Jim Batts
We love our mothers. We wouldn't be here without them. As the years tick by, we become grateful for all the stuff that Mom bugged us about at the time – eating our vegetables, not sitting too close to the television, wearing warm clothes, paying attention in school, etc.
But sometimes, we wish our moms were a little cooler, and more like the ones we see in movies. Our moms grounded us for calling people names and wouldn't let us go to concerts. Movie moms fought killer robots, let their sons tour with rock bands... Our moms freaked out if we got home late, but movie moms are just glad you survived your fight with an evil wizard or supervillain.
So, in honor of Mother's Day, here are nine movie moms we'd like to have. We love you, Mom. We really do. But we can't help but love everything about these mommies, »
- Elisabeth Rappe
A few months ago we tracked down ten of our favorite celebrities from years past to see what they we're up to. We were in the mood to reminisce further, so today we're happy to bring you ten more!
Famous for his roles in Bachelor Party, Grease 2 (maybe that’s infamous?) and TV’s Tj Hooker and hosting Dance Fever, Zmed hasn’t had many acting credits in recent years. Now 58, he’s lately concentrated on theater work and appearing on board Princess Cruise ships in a singing and dancing review.
The erstwhile Justin Taylor from Showtime’s Queer as Folk (2000-2005) will be featured in a small role as a waiter in the upcoming comedy Gayby and is currently half of a two-actor cast starring in a touring production of the play Red, which recently ran at the Cleveland Play House. The out Harrison »
In 1988, Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice was released, signaling a “darker” style (his previous studio film was Pee Wee’S Big Adventure) that would become his signature for many years to come. Michael Keaton, who played the titular “ghost with the most” was fairly well known from his performances in Mr. Mom and Gung Ho, but wasn’t exactly “on fire,” until after the release of Beetlejuice (and then, of course, »
- Paul Shirey
CBS Scene from “The Good Wife.”
Quietly powerful and poetic in its echoes of past events, “The Dream Team” episode provides a more than satisfying season ender while keeping us on edge for future developments. That’s particularly good news, considering how often the show’s third year seemed to lack focus, veering away from promising plot lines.
The hour begins where we left off, with Kalinda joining Alicia at a bar. Randomly, Kalinda answers Mrs. Florrick’s question from »
- Susan Toepfer
Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood »
- Zac Gille
Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has topped the Us/Canada box office for the fourth weekend in a row. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, the Gary Ross-directed blockbuster scored $21.5 million according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The dystopic action-drama was down a relatively modest 35% compared to Easter weekend. Prior to The Hunger Games, the most recent movie to achieve the four-weekend-in-a-row feat was James Cameron / Sam Worthington's Avatar in early 2010. In fact, Avatar remained at the top for seven consecutive weekends. The Hunger Games, however, won't get that far. Next weekend, it'll surely be unseated by Zac Efron / Taylor Schilling's The Lucky One. Among the nearly 30 movies that have managed to be no. 1 for four weekends in a row are Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale / Heath Ledger's The Dark Knight (2008), Peter Jackson / Elijah Wood / Viggo Mortensen's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King »
- Zac Gille
The only thing that was not lacking was Chris's use of the bronzer in hair and makeup. Do we have a beauty product addict on our hands?
Without a doubt, Chris loves the spotlight. When Ava needed someone to fill in as the legal advisor on the show, Chris was chomping at the bit for the gig. Why Reagan and Ava wouldn't automatically choose him is beyond me. He's smart, eager, and, most of all, free!
Of course, working with someone really close to you isn't a great idea. I don't blame Chris for having a less than stellar first episode. It's only natural to have nerves. At least he looked nice and tan. Also, telling your audience to "do that math? »
- email@example.com (Leigh Raines)
This week's Up All Night episode - "Travel Day" - was a departure from the caliber of sitcom I have come to expect from this cast. Even Chris's amazingly awkward, yet hilariously accurate, Michael Keaton impressions were not enough to help this week's installment arrive on time.
For the most part, this show has kept it real when it has focused on issues with which new parents find themselves faced. Tonight's snap decision to leave for a weekend away with a toddler, book ended by two five-hour flights, bordered on the absurd, though.
The show's success has been largely in part because of new parents ability to relate to Reagan and Chris's trials and tribulations. Packing alone for something like a wedding would have taken Reagan a long time for herself, I would have thought, let alone also packing for Amy. It's Hollywood, however, so let's say we ignored the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris O'Hara)
Yesterday Fox announced its February sweeps calendar, with details about upcoming guest stars and episode synopses for its scripted and reality television. Today it's ABC's turn to do the same. Going week-by-week, here's all the details you need to know about ABC's February sweeps schedule.
February 2 - 3
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – Kicking off “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” 10th season, Kimmel welcomes an outstanding lineup of guests leading into sweeps, including Oscar nominees Michelle Williams and Gary Oldman, Chris Pine, Jessica Alba, Eric Stonestreet, LL Cool J and Courteney Cox, as well as offering a science demonstration from “Jkl” recurring guest “Science Bob” Pflugfelder. In addition, for the seventh consecutive year, ABC presents “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards®,” on Sunday, February 26. Live from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA, a special broadcast of the late-night »
CBS Scene from “The Good Wife.”
Finally, a court case we care about! In “Another Ham Sandwich,” Wendy Scott-Carr brings Will before a Grand Jury, hoping to indict him on charges of judicial bribery, a felony that could land him in jail for three to seven years. It’s an episode that will bring all kinds of alliances and emotions into play.
Diane breaks the news to Alicia before telling the partners that she expects Gardner will be indicted. »
- Susan Toepfer
15 items from 2012
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