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Joachim Trier’s ‘Thelma’ Opens Nordic Encounter in Haugesund

19 July 2017 2:35 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Norwegian director Joachim Trier – whose latest feature, the English-language “Louder than Bombs,” was Norway’s first contender for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 36 years and won, among other plaudits, the Nordic Council’s Film Prize – will launch the 45th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund. Unspooling on Norway’s west coast, it runs Aug. 20-25.

”Trier is one of our most important filmmakers and all his films have been on show here, so of course it is a pleasure to start with ‘Thelma,’” said festival and program director Tonje Hardersen, close to finishing the festival schedule. Starring Norwegian actress Eili Harboe, the film is a supernatural thriller about a young woman who falls in love and discovers she has frightening and inexplicable powers.

Thelma” will be the first of so far 78 films from 24 countries in the program and one of the rather few local entries in this year’s selection, compared »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Kevin Bacon says the 'Tremors' reboot is heading to SyFy channel

26 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Kevin Bacon has revealed that the Tremors reboot which he is developing with Oscar-nominated Whiplash producer Jason Blum is set to be made with broadcaster SyFy (formerly the Sci-Fi Channel).

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,” the Footloose and Diner star told Screen while at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where he was attending a screening of Story Of A Girl, in which he co-stars.

Bacon originally approached Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum, whose horror credits include Paranormal Activity and Insidious, with the idea of reviving cult comedy-horror Tremors as a feature film, but the project is now being developed as an eight-episode TV series, which Bacon will star in and produce.

He will again be playing Valentine McKee, the Nevada handyman who tussles with gigantic man-eating sandworms. »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Kevin Bacon’s ’70s Goodbye To Television, And His Triumphant Return With ‘I Love Dick’

8 June 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Casting the title role of Dick—a mysterious, caustic artist and cowboy—in Amazon original series I Love Dick, it’s easy to see how series creators Jill Soloway (Transparent) and Sarah Gubbins arrived at Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon. Seeing so many of his films become regarded as classics over the course of his career, Bacon has so often appeared as a model of masculinity, of various shades, from Footloose to Tremors to Apollo 13. Joining the parade of movie stars… »

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Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor Share ‘Moulin Rouge’ Memories

6 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s said that hindsight is 20/20, but Ewan McGregor revealed that he knew “Moulin Rouge!” was going to be a success before the film even came out.

“I don’t think you do work unless you think it’s going to be great,” McGregor said. “I’ve never approached anything thinking, ‘Well, this might be a bit crap but…'”

Sixteen years after the musical rom-com’s release, “Moulin Rouge” stars McGregor and Nicole Kidman sat down to discuss working on the Baz Luhrmann movie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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Six months before they started shooting, the cast participated in a two-week singing and dancing workshop. Kidman admitted she had a harder time with it than McGregor did.

“I just remember you having this exquisite voice and me going, ‘I’m never going to be able to hit these notes, »

- Rebecca Rubin

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John Lithgow Admits to Skinny-Dipping and Crazy Partying During Filming of Footloose

2 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

John Lithgow may have played a Reverend in the movie Footloose but it turns out that he got a case of happy feet during filming of the 80s classic starring he and Kevin Bacon.  In a recent interview with Variety that he and Bacon gave,  the two reminisced about their experiences during the making of the film.  The filming took place in the extremely conservative area of Provo, Utah but that didn’t stop Lithgow and others from partying and going skinny dipping of all things: “I and Dianne Wiest, who were the preacher and his wife, we felt so old

John Lithgow Admits to Skinny-Dipping and Crazy Partying During Filming of Footloose »

- Nat Berman

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Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow Reminisce About Filming ‘Footloose’

1 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Lithgow is happy to say he only has one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon.

The two shared the screen in a little movie — cue laughs — that Bacon calls “the F-film.” The movie Bacon is referring to, of course, is the 1984 mega-hit “Footloose.”

In a conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Bacon and Lithgow shared stories from the only time the pair worked on a film together, in a role Bacon calls “life-changing.”

Lithgow’s first memory of working with Bacon was before the two even officially met.

“In my box at that dismal little motel where we all lived, it was a note from you saying what an honor it was to work with me. [It] made me feel very old,” Lithgow said.

Added Lithgow, “You definitely used the word ‘honored,’ which was more than I deserved.”

“It was true,” said Bacon, who admitted he didn’t remember leaving the note. “I »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Kevin Bacon and John Lithgow Reminisce About Filming ‘Footloose’

1 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Lithgow is happy to say he only has one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon.

The two shared the screen in a little movie — cue laughs — that Bacon calls “the F-film.” The movie Bacon is referring to, of course, is the 1984 mega-hit “Footloose.”

In a conversation for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Bacon and Lithgow shared stories from the only time the pair worked on a film together, in a role Bacon calls “life-changing.”

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Lithgow’s first memory of working with Bacon was before the two even officially met.

“In my box at that dismal little motel where we all lived, it was a note from you saying what an honor it was to work with me. [It] made me feel very old,” Lithgow said.

Added Lithgow, “You definitely used the word ‘honored,’ which was more than I deserved. »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Emmy Contenders: Breaking Down Our Favorites

31 May 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy voters, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

This season has been one of the best in recent memory (I know I probably say that every year). The surge in series production has led to a veritable feast for TV fans. No matter what genre you prefer, there’s a show or three to suit your tastes — and some that defy any classification. Format, length, perspective — if there’s a rule, it was broken this season in the hands of the talented creatives behind and in front of the camera. And we loved every minute of it.

Years past may have heralded the anti-hero — and while, of course, there were plenty of those on offer — this season we had heroines aplenty.

We traveled from “Atlanta” to “One Mississippi,” from “Fargo” to “Silicon Valley,” and made dozens of friends: “Saul,” “Victoria,” “Jane,” “Bosch,” “Ray Donovan,” “Grace & Frankie,” “Kimmy Schmidt,” “Sneaky Pete »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

24 May 2017 8:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’ Review: A Battle Between Ewan McGregors Has Never Felt So Wretched — And Season 3 Never More Exciting

24 May 2017 8:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 6, “The Lord of No Mercy.”]

Immediate Reaction

Gloria Burgle to the rescue!

After an episode of incredible tension and unexpected tragedy, we didn’t realize how badly we needed to hear Carrie Coon say, “Screw it,” whip the cruiser around, and high-tail it back to “the P.O.’s domicile.” While the simultaneously ominous and uplifting strings certainly served to get our hearts beating, “Fargo” may as well have played Bonnie Tyler’s famous “Footloose” jam “Holding Out for a Hero” — because one is on the way!

It’s just we had to hold out a little too long. Just enough road blocks were thrown in front of Burgle to keep her from cracking the case earlier, and all that time led to an inevitable tragedy. Ray (Ewan McGregor) is the first major victim of Season 3 (unless you count the annual pilot sacrifice of Scoot McNairy’s Maurice Lafay), in a particularly well-orchestrated offing. First »

- Ben Travers

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Kevin Bacon: ‘I thought I'd be sent to the TV graveyard’

20 May 2017 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Footloose made him a movie star – but now he’s coming around to the joys of the small screen. Kevin Bacon talks marriage, falling victim to Bernie Madoff, and I Love Dick

Everyone knows the shtick about Kevin Bacon. You know, the theory that anyone in the entertainment business can be connected to him by, at most, six removes: the Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon. So, to take an actor at random, Dolly Parton: Parton voiced the animated film Gnomeo And Juliet along with James McAvoy, who starred in 2011’s X-Men: First Class, in which Bacon played the bad guy. It works even with actors from previous generations, such as, say, Gene Kelly: Kelly directed 1967’s A Guide For The Married Man with Walter Matthau, who appeared in JFK, in which Bacon played a crooked gay hustler.

This game has been entertaining film nerds and stoned students for more than 20 years, »

- Hadley Freeman

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'I Love Dick': This Is the High-Lit Cowboy-Lust TV Show You Need

18 May 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sometimes the heart wants what it wants – even when the brain knows the heart is a lust-drunk idiot. Jil Soloway's brilliant new Amazon series I Love Dick is a darkly comic parable about the crossroads of art and sex, based on Chris Krauss' beloved 1997 cerebral cult novel. Kathryn Hahn is Chris, a struggling indie filmmaker who finds herself at an artists' retreat in Marfa, Texas, where she falls under the spell of local artist Dick, played by Kevin Bacon. Chris was just planning on passing through town to drop off »

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‘Archer’ Visits a Haunted House, and Three More Shows to Watch Tonight — IndieWire TV Picks for Wednesday May 10

10 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

What to Watch: Wednesday, May 10

What Is Going On Here?

(To find out, see what you missed last night!)

Archer,” 10 p.m. on Fxx

Episode Title: “Waxing Gibbous

Network Synopsis: All roads lead to Len Trexler as Archer and the gang try to avoid unfriendly ghosts.

Why You Should Watch: This season of “Archer” has been another season-long monkey wrench in the animated show’s mythology. But underneath all the fedoras and three-piece suits, it’s still the same show, even as its characters have been transplanted to the ’40s. In Dreamland, anything goes, so leave it to Sterling and the gang to lean into the metaphysical, even as a haunted house might be in the way of the truth.

Read More: ‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Season 8 Goes Full Film Noir in Big Gamble That’s Already Paying Off

Brockmire,” 10 p.m. on IFC

Episode Title: “Old Timers Day”

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- Steve Greene

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‘Archer’ Visits a Haunted House, and Three More Shows to Watch Tonight — IndieWire TV Picks for Wednesday May 10

10 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

What to Watch: Wednesday, May 10

What Is Going On Here?

(To find out, see what you missed last night!)

Archer,” 10 p.m. on Fxx

Episode Title: “Waxing Gibbous

Network Synopsis: All roads lead to Len Trexler as Archer and the gang try to avoid unfriendly ghosts.

Why You Should Watch: This season of “Archer” has been another season-long monkey wrench in the animated show’s mythology. But underneath all the fedoras and three-piece suits, it’s still the same show, even as its characters have been transplanted to the ’40s. In Dreamland, anything goes, so leave it to Sterling and the gang to lean into the metaphysical, even as a haunted house might be in the way of the truth.

Read More: ‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Season 8 Goes Full Film Noir in Big Gamble That’s Already Paying Off

Brockmire,” 10 p.m. on IFC

Episode Title: “Old Timers Day”

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- Steve Greene

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Kevin Bacon Is Upset No One Recgonized Him In Disguise

6 May 2017 3:44 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

For some, celebrity is a privacy-killing curse — but not for Kevin Bacon. The “Footloose” star told “The Graham Norton” show how convenient it is to be famous. “People don’t talk about the fact that being recognizable is 99.9% good, because people are nice to you all day long for absolutely no reason,” Bacon explained. Related: […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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Michael Fassbender Does the Worm on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

5 May 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Talk shows often give stars the opportunity to show off their non-acting talents. On Thursday’s episode of “The Graham Norton Show,” Michael Fassbender showed off his breakdancing skills.

The “Alien: Covenant” star, after much cajoling from co-guest Jessica Chastain and the audience, removed his mic and suit jacket as Norton had the emcee turn on some Gary Newman and colorful disco lights. Fassbender then proceeded to catch some air with an impressive “flip swan dive” onto the ground, where he went straight into a fairly well-coordinated rendition of the worm.

The dance came after Norton brought up Fassbender’s apparent desire that his “Prometheus” and “Alien: Covenant” character David, a synthetic android, enact a “Napoleon Dynamite”-esque dance routine at the end of the film as the credits rolled. Chastain feigned ignorance over what breakdancing was and requested that Fassbender perform some to enlighten her. The audience egged him on with cheers and applause.

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- Erin Nyren

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Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes! Bacon Brothers Kevin and Michael Team Up to Fight Rare Cancer

14 March 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Kevin and Michael Bacon aren’t making films or composing for film and television, the brothers can be found making music with their six-piece band, The Bacon Brothers, formed more than 20 years. On Sunday, they traded entertainment for cycling, participating in fundraising for a cause near to them: beating cancer.

“I don’t think there’s really anybody that isn’t somehow connected to somebody who’s been touched by cancer. It’s sort of a no brainer to come here,” the Footloose star, 58, shared with People as he sat next to his brother, a cancer survivor treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, »

- Katherine Richter

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John Lithgow Says ‘Terms of Endearment’ Remake ‘Likely to Be a Disappointment’

3 March 2017 10:49 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There’s nothing endearing about the idea of a “Terms of Endearment” remake, according to John Lithgow, who appeared in the 1983 Oscar-winning drama. “I’m afraid it’s likely to be a disappointment,” the 71-year-old actor told CNN at a press day for his upcoming NBC show “Trial & Error.” He should know. Lithgow starred in the original “Footloose,” which also got the reboot treatment and which the actor called “a disappointment,” along with a “Twilight Zone” reboot in which he starred. Also Read: Gayle King Dashes Dreams of Oprah Winfrey as President: 'That Ain't Never Happening' (Video) But there’s »

- Meriah Doty

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Hot Rod at 10: looking back at an underappreciated film

24 January 2017 5:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Gem Wheeler Aug 15, 2017

2007s' Hot Rod arrives at its tenth birthday - and there's plenty here to celebrate...

Stuntman extraordinaire Rod Kimble is about to face the challenge of his life. If he can jump fifteen buses on his motorbike – that’s one more than Evel Knievel; you can check, online – and raise the $50,000 required for his stepdad Frank’s life-saving surgery, he’ll be acclaimed as a hero. Far more importantly, he’ll also be able to kick Frank’s ass. Rod’s been mocked and bullied by his stepdad for a long time. This is his chance to prove himself as a man, gain Frank’s respect, and win the heart of his next-door neighbour, Denise. There’s only one problem: Rod’s never actually managed to perform a stunt successfully. Ancestors, protect him…

Since its release in 2007, Hot Rod’s gradually attained the well-deserved cult classic status »

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Sundance 2017: Behind the Scenes with Jon Hamm, Charlize Theron, John Legend and More

22 January 2017 12:11 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every year, Hollywood invades Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.

This year, celebrities like John Legend, Jon Hamm and more are making the most of their time in the snowy small town by rubbing elbows with their fans and hitting up the festival’s biggest parties – and People is there to capture all the fun moments.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Noon – Novitiate‘s Dianna Agron had a very important question to ask the Google Home on display at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher: “What sound does a giraffe make?”

1 p.m. – After leading a crowd of about 8,000 people »

- Patrick Gomez

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