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Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham will both make a guest appearance in an upcoming episode of The Good Wife. It was previously announced that a future installment would be a nod to recent film The Social Network. Entertainment Weekly now reports that Abraham will appear in the episode as Burl, the "smug but friendly" head attorney at a film conglomerate. The actor is known for his role in the 1984 film Amadeus and has made recent guest appearances in episodes of (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
The legal ranks are about to get a lot more impressive on CBS’ The Good Wife. EW has learned exclusively that Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated) and F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) will guest star in a February episode that’s inspired by The Social Network and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The episode focuses on a junior genius who launched a successful website that prompts a big movie about his life. He ends up suing the producers for defamation, however, because he’s not happy with the results. (For more about the episode, click here). Abraham — last seen depicting a professor »
- Lynette Rice
Long considered to be one of the greatest British stage actors of all time and arguably the finest Shakespearean actor of his generation, Sir Ian McKellen has received a Tony Award and two Academy Award nominations. Over the course of his distinguished career on the British stage, he has also received the prestigious Olivier Award five times, and in 1981 received the Tony Award for his portrayal of Mozart’s nemesis Salieri in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. Although he is certainly not the first gay British subject to be knighted by his monarch, he is nonetheless the first to receive the honour after making a public acknowledgement of his homosexuality.
In 1988, McKellen took a brave personal step when he was being interviewed on BBC radio by conservative host Peregrine Worsthorne. While McKellen had quietly lived a gay life for many years, he
came out during the course »
“I’ve always been a huge action film fan and a couple of friends of mine were in marriage therapy,” explained screenwriter Simon Kingberg as to the origins of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). “The way they were talking about it sounded kind of aggressive and mercenary. I just thought it would make an interesting template for a relationship inside of an action film.” Mayhem and chaos ensues when two married assassins are contracted to kill each other. “One of the ways that you write it is that all of the action sequences in the film have to be, in some form, expressions of where these characters are in their marriage… Instead of two people having a fight at the dinner table about the salt, »
The producer who inspired a fashion for Shakespeare in recent British cinema now plans to bring the operatic work of Mozart to mainstream film audiences.
Twenty years ago Stephen Evans produced Henry V, starring Kenneth Branagh, despite scepticism from investors and distributors who predicted it would be a commercial failure. In fact the film won two Oscar nominations for Branagh as best director and best actor and is still making money. Now Evans is banking on a romantic comedy inspired by Mozart's Così Fan Tutte – and with a Mozart soundtrack – becoming a similarly unexpected hit.
The film, just finished and provisionally titled First Night, is a feelgood British drama. In it Richard E Grant, star of Gosford Park, plays a wealthy businessman who assembles a troupe of singers to »
- Dalya Alberge
After the production turmoil associated with his directorial debut Alien 3 (1992), American moviemaker David Fincher had given up on the idea of a career in Hollywood; his attitude changed when he received a script composed by an employee of Tower Records in Los Angeles. “I didn’t like my time in New York, but it’s true that if I hadn’t lived there I wouldn’t have written Se7en ,” revealed Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow) who, despite being told by the assistant to writer-director David Koepp (Ghost Town) that unsolicited screenplays were not accepted, pitched his idea about a serial killer who commits his murders according to the seven deadly sins. Intrigued by the concept, Koepp’s »
Gosh this is a nice set. You get a sturdy box, a deck of cards, a beautiful little 52 page hardback book detailing the production history and a a small manilla envelope, title Patient File containing headshots of the cast. Poster art on the same nice cardstock is included in theBluray box itself as well as a booklet with phtos and press clippings.
There's one Bluray disc containing the film and extras features, which are extensive. You get Completely Cuckoo," a fabulous feature length documentary featuring interviews with the author and an up-close and personal discussion with director Miloš Foremen (Amadeus, Valmont, People vs. Larry Flynt), producer Saul Zaentz (The English Patient, Amadeus) and members of the cast such as, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito and Vincent Schiavelli.
The collection also includes an all new interview with producer Michael Douglas, a full-length commentary with Forman, Douglas and Zaentz, deleted scenes and the original trailer for the film. »
You get two Edward Nortons for the price of one in pot/philosophy comedy "Leaves of Grass," written and directed by, as well as co-starring, Tim Blake Nelson. Norton plays identical twins -- Bill, a buttoned-down Brown professor with a rising career, and Brady, a fast-talking pot farmer who never left the small Oklahoma town in which the pair grew up. When Brady gets into trouble, Bill finds himself trekking back home for the first time in years for what he's been told is his brother's funeral. The Kincaid boys exemplify the type of role that Norton seems to do best, showcasing his skill with the dialect and physical qualities of a character to make the twins two very believably distinct people. "Leaves of Grass" arrives in theaters after a roundabout route that started with a premiere at last year's Toronto Film Festival, followed by a screening at SXSW where »
- Alison Willmore
Paul Dano’s career has been defined by strong performances opposite award-winning actors. The stunning list of his high-profile onscreen pairings range from his breakthrough, Indie Spirit Award-winning turn for Best Debut Performance in 2001’s L.I.E. as the target of a pedophile, played by fellow nominee Brian Cox, to his portrayal of a nihilistic teen as part of Little Miss Sunshine’s 2007 SAG Award winning ensemble where he shared a backseat in the Hoover’s family van with Alan Arkin in the 76-year-old’s Oscar-winning performance, to his performance of a preacher and his twin (Paul and Eli Sunday) opposite eventual Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis’ unhinged oil man Daniel Plainview in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.
Collider caught up with the 26-year-old to discuss his latest big screen partnership in The Extra Man, which opened in Los Angeles this past weekend to continue its national rollout, opposite Kevin Kline. »
- Ron Messer
Rev's characters make it a huge improvement on the Vicar of Dibley, but it's hard to care about anyone in Reunited
If I said that Rev was better than the Vicar of Dibley it would raise to a disgraceful new level of felony the crime of damning with faint praise, like saying Le Gavroche was "better" than a place with the word carvery in its title. The comparison is going to be made, however, because both are – I'm taking much of this on trust rather than memory, having watched the few bits of the Dibley thing I saw with my mouth hanging open like a guppy, knocked punchy by its violent mediocrity, and I think some of my brain escaped – about, yes, vicars, dropped into new surroundings.
Where Dibley relied for laughs on, oh, I don't know, I assume someone fell into a jelly-cake at the fete every week, or »
- Euan Ferguson
Los Angeles’ Cinema Makeup School, one of the top institutions of its kind in the U.S. that offers classes in all areas of makeup for various media, and Fangoria are co-sponsoring a special scholarship, named in honor of pioneering artist Dick Smith (pictured)—the Academy Award winner and creator of memorable visages and FX for The Exorcist, The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Amadeus and countless others. Read on for the details. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (FANGORIA Staff)
"I had an actor once who was condemned to hang for stealing a sheep…. I got permission to have him hanged in the middle of a play…and you wouldn't believe it, he just wasn't convincing. It was impossible to suspend one's disbelief."—"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard"In theater the death that happens offstage is the most real."—"An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening" by Mickle MaherIn onstage death scene can indeed be challenging. When I suggested writing on this topic, my editor recalled Francesca Annis' demise as Gertrude in "Hamlet," opposite Ralph Fiennes: "A sharp, instantaneous snap of the neck. Very dramatic, and also very silly."For Oregon Shakespeare Festival's current Gertrude, Greta Oglesby, being poisoned was initially intimidating because she'd never died onstage before. "It's not like I »
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The Cannes film festival wrapped this weekend (previous posts) and the most recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, The Secret in Their Eyes is still in the midst of a successful Us run. That Oscar winning Argentinian film came to us from director Juan Jose Campanella. It's his second film to be honored by the Academy (Son of the Bride was nominated ten years back). The Academy voters obviously like Campanella and in some ways he's a Hollywood guy. When he's not directing Argentinian Oscar hopefuls he spends time making Us television with episodes of Law & Order, House and 30 Rock under his belt.
So let's talk foreign-language auteurs. Who does Oscar love most?
[The film titles discussed in this article will link to Netflix pages -- if available -- should you be curious to see the films]
(Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
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- NATHANIEL R
To celebrate the 30th birthday of The Empire Strikes Back this coming Friday, Ryan finds out what happened next for those involved...
How about this for making some of us feel old? The Empire Strikes Back got its maiden cinema release on May 21st 1980. That, at the time of this article going live, is tomorrow. Tomorrow, one of the finest science fiction blockbusters of all time is going to be 30.
It's testament to the many strengths of the movie that it's still talked about so frequently three decades on, and many, of course, rate it as the finest Star Wars movie of the lot. But what happened to those who worked on it, in front of and behind the camera? We decided to celebrate the film's birthday by finding out...
Mark Hamill - Luke Skywalker
Following the massive success of the Star Wars original trilogy, Hamill spent much of his »
Luke Evans' star is certainly rising. Following his role as Apollo in Clash of the Titans, he's signed up for Stephen Frears' Tamara Drew and Paul Ws Anderson's The Three Musketeers (as Athos), and according to The Hollywood Reporter it now looks like he's set to play Venetian virtuoso violinist Vivaldi.He'll be starring alongside Jessica Biel as Anna Tessieri Giro, the "forbidden romance" and muse that allegedly inspired Vivaldi's composing The Four Seasons concertos. There's a certain amount of artistic licence at play here, in that most scholars seem to believe Vivaldi's own vehement denial of any hanky panky between himself and Giro. The pair were certainly close collaborators, and Giro (along with her sister) became part of Vivaldi's entourage on his far-and-wide travels, but there's no real evidence to suggest Giro was anything more than Vivaldi's favourite prima donna.Still, this won't be the first time »
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Q: Almighty Airborne Ape, a recent Queerty post (don’t bust me for reading that trashy site, ok?) identified Paul Reubens as the third gay actor to join the Smurfs movie, along with Neil Patrick Harris and Alan Cumming. First, I don’t remember Paul ever identifying himself as gay, and secondly, do we really think all those boy Smurfs were 100% straight? Queerty, not really known for their investigative rigor, are calling this the queerest animation movie ever. Do we agree? Has there been a queerer animated cast/movie? – Ralph, Christchurch, New Zealand
A: Paul Reubens, whose man-child persona Pee-wee Herman is a work of comic genius, Imho, has never come out, »
- Brent Hartinger
F. Murray Abraham is coming to Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Abraham will appear on the show's July season finale and is only signed for one episode. But sources indicate he may be sticking around beyond that.
What do you think of this casting decision?
- email@example.com (M.L. House)
This is Peter Greenaway's first movie to be released here in a decade and his best since Prospero's Books in 1991. Characteristically intelligent and ludic, he meditates on life, death and art in a manner that goes back 20 years to his remarkable breakthrough into the popular consciousness with The Draughtsman's Contract. The film unfolds in a series of spare, elegant tableaux and stars Martin Freeman as a puckish young Rembrandt, very different from Laughton's 1935 version. It deals with his unruly household, his relationships with three women – Saskia Uylenburgh (his wife and niece of his dealer), Geertje Dircks (cunning servant and mistress), and Hendrickje Stoffels (young model, servant and last love) – and most of all with the origins and meaning of Rembrandt's gigantic 1642 masterwork The Night Watch.
In a close reading of the painting's sometimes arcane symbols and iconography, »
- Philip French
Is Green Day’s “American Idiot” coming to a big screen near you via the folks that brought us the world the film version of “Mamma Mia? Could be. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are talking to Green Day about turning their musical, which opens on Broadway April 20, into a movie, according to Deadline Hollywood Daily. The play already had a successful three-month run at the Berkeley (Calif.) Repertory Theater. The team behind “Spring Awakening” is behind “American Idiot”: director Michael Mayer and producer Tom Hulce (of “Animal House” and “Amadeus” fame). The story focuses on the lives of »
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