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Burlesque director Steve Antin has signed on to helm Gold Circle's comedy The Girlfriend , says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . He'll direct from a script by Eric Schade. The female-driven comedy follows a woman who, after learning that her husband is cheating on her, realizes that she can move in with the other woman, posing as an unknowing roommate, to get her revenge. Antin launched his career as an actor, playing Troy in The Goonies . Burlesque was his first feature project as a director and starred Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Kristen Bell and Stanley Tucci. Released in 2010, it grossed close to $90 million worldwide. The Girlfriend will be produced by Paul Brooks and Lisa Tornell with Scott Niemeyer executive producing. »
A comic adventure story about a group of children on a wild hunt for buried pirate treasure touched an entire generation of young moviegoers in the 1980s, and many of the most hardcore fans of Richard Donner’s The Goonies were in attendance Sunday for a panel and screening of the film at EW’s first-ever CapeTown Film Festival.
Present at the sell-out event’s panel were two Goonies — Corey Feldman and Jeff Cohen, who played Chunk — and Robert Davi, who played the singing Fratelli brother, Jake. Below are some of the highlights.
+ Davi can actually sing
Prison escapee Jake »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Unfortunately, Goonies director Richard Donner will no longer be able to participate in a post-screening Q&A due to a last-minute conflict.
But several cast members Will be present to talk about the 1985 cult classic. Stars Corey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), and Robert Davi (Jake Fratelli) will all be at the Egyptian Theater after today’s 4 p.m. screening for our panel discussion.
For more on CapeTown, stay tuned to EW. »
- Tim Stack
Fans of TNT’s Falling Skies now have just a little over a month to wait before they see how the 2nd Mass is getting along with new alien arrivals, how Anne’s pregnancy is going, how that creepy crawly parasite is affecting Hal, and the next chapters to other cliffhangers from last summer’s season 2 finale. Ahead of the show’s June 9 season 3 premiere date, EW screened the first half of the two-hour season opener at our inaugural CapeTown Film Festival on Friday night at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre.
The audience at the event sponsored by TNT was also »
- Emily Rome
You know you’re among some true horror fans when below-the-line filmmakers get eager cheers.
At the Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival on Thursday, the mention of frequent Carpenter collaborators cinematographer Dean Cundey and special makeup effects designer Rob Bottin got lots of applause and cheers. But a standing ovation was reserved for the man of the hour, horror master John Carpenter. The celebrated director of all things gross and creepy participated in a Q&A moderated by American Cinematheque programmer Grant Moninger before Antarctica-set sci-fi horror flick The Thing screened at the packed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The event »
- Emily Rome
Chris Columbus (above) can now add novelist to his skills roster. The Goonies writer and director of Home Alone and two Harry Potters has his first novel out, House of Secrets, a young-adult book co-written with Ned Vizzini. Starting as a screenplay, it turned into a novel because there was not “enough money on Earth to turn it into a film”. »
"Dads leave, you don’t have to be such a pussy about it." – Tony Stark, 'Iron Man Three'
Greetings from the apocalypse! Free Comics? An "Iron Man" sequel that doesn't suck? Genre festivals, eccentric painter docs and serial killer biopics? Have I been irradiated and gone to heaven? Nope, it's all happening man, it's all happening …
Friday, May 3
Pow! In Theaters
As a raving fan of Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr.'s first collab, the neo noir comedy "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," I had hoped that this director/star combo would hit it out of the park with "Iron Man Three." Well, frankly, Shane hit it out of the park and into the stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, etc. Pulpy, groovy, bang-up fun, this is the best cinematic iteration of ol' shellhead yet, and while Joss Whedon got the quipy part right in "Marvel's The Avengers," this one perfectly balances »
- Max Evry
Entertainment Weekly subscribers and American Cinematheque members got an early peek at the beginning of Marvel’s Phase 2 on Tuesday night at a complimentary screening of Iron Man 3, kicking off EW’s inaugural CapeTown Film Festival. Now EW.com readers can see what was going on in Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre before the latest movie about the Armored Avenger started rolling — EW writer Geoff Boucher moderated a Q&A with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Check out a video with select moments from Feige’s answers, including recollections of how the Mandarin was planned as the villain in the first Iron Man film, »
- Emily Rome
Entertainment Weekly’s inaugural CapeTown Film Fest kicked off Tuesday night at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre with a special early screening of Iron Man 3, the first film in Phase Two of Marvel’s cinematic universe. Attendees were treated to a special Q&A between EW writer/CapeTown chieftain Geoff Boucher and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, the lead architect of the whole Avengers multi-movie saga. Feige (above left, with Boucher) revealed some choice bits about the series’ past and future — read on for choice excerpts!
The Mandarin was almost the villain in Iron Man 1 and 2. Feige laughed remembering how, at »
- Darren Franich
The Goonies is a well loved children’s movie from the 80′s about a group of kids who go on a wild adventure after they kind a treasure map. The Goonies features early performances from well-known actors such as Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman.
The Goonies has become something of a classic movie and the actors have gone on to make some other excellent movies… And some not so good movies. Both blockbuster hits and limited released films ranging from failed comedy, drama and action, The Goonies cast members have done some poor movies in their respected careers.
Here are just ten examples of such…
One day in the late 90’s some studio executive had the idea to reboot The Mod Squad. It starred future television celebrities Omar Epps, Claire Danes and Giovanni Ribisi, an actor who has not yet managed to get famous. »
- Mary Parr
With writing The Goonies, and directing Home Alone and two Harry Potter films on his resume, Chris Columbus has serious experience when it comes to weaving stories that resonate with kids. Now the writer-director has released his first novel, House of Secrets, a young adult book co-written with Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story). The book, from HarperCollins, is the first in a planned trilogy, and follows the three Walker siblings as they go on an adventure to save their parents. Columbus tells The Hollywood Reporter the story began as a screenplay, but he decided to make it
- Aaron Couch
As we predicted, EW's CapeTown Film Festival, running at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from April 30 through May 5, will kick off with a complimentary advance screening of Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The film, starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall, hits theaters in wide release on May 3. Full lineup for the fest below. A discussion with Marvel Studios president and "Iron Man 3" producer Kevin Feige will follow the special screening. The film is directed by Shane Black. The CapeTown fest will run 14 screenings in six days for some 8,500 fans. Filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Richard Donner and author Neil Gaiman will join the fest with screenings of their classics "Twelve Monkeys," "The Goonies" and "Coraline," respectively (Laika chief Travis Knight will fill in for filmmaker Henry Selick). EW will record all the Q&As by Capetown programmer Geoff Boucher and his EW colleagues Jeff. »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
Entertainment Weekly has announced the complete lineup for the upcoming EW CapeTown Film Festival, and it’s chock-full of great films and exciting guests. Screenings include Shaun of the Dead, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Goonies, Twelve Monkeys, and Star Trek (2009), with a special “May the 4th Be With You” all-day marathon of Return of the Jedi. More excitingly, though, is the fact that Edgar Wright, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Richard Donner, Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Leonard Nemoy, and more will be onhand to introduce and discuss the various films. Hit the jump to check out the full lineup, which also includes a special announcement that’s coming soon. EW CapeTown Film Festival will run in Los Angeles from April 30th – May 6th. Tickets go on sale April 8th and can be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre box office (6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028), on www.fandango.com »
- Adam Chitwood
Leonard Nimoy, Terry Gilliam, Richard Donner, John Carpenter, Neil Gaiman and Edgar Wright are among the starry names that will bring universes of imagination together at the EW CapeTown Film Festival (April 30 – May 6) in Los Angeles, the editors of Entertainment Weekly announced Friday.
Those guests, along with the previously announced appearance by Kurt Russell and the anniversary screenings of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, represent a powerful line-up for the inaugural CapeTown festival, which shares its name with EW.com’s recently launched hub for sci-fi and fantasy coverage.
CapeTown has covered the news in pop culture »
- EW staff
Steven Spielberg.s Jurassic Park started stomping back into theaters on Thursday with an upgraded 3D print stretched to fit IMAX screens. Both formats seem tailor-made for the director.s larger-than-life digital dinosaur creations, which were impressive 20 years ago and remain spectacular to this day. Even more interesting, however, is the history of the project, which has been documented in a thrilling new read by EW.com. Right off the bat, before Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy and the cast and crew start opening up, we learn that Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies) and James Cameron were potential directors for the gig. Imagine how awesome a Cameron adaptation of Michael Crichton.s bestseller might have been? It.s such a great read, and a wonderful companion piece to Park if and when you go this weekend. Here are a few bullet points I loved while perusing this oral history: - Nicolas »
Odd List Np Horton 3 Apr 2013 - 05:30
With the arrival of Spring Breakers imminent, Nick looks at seven former child stars who've gone on to enjoy film careers as grown-ups...
Making a name for yourself while young is definitely an appealing way to get into the acting business, for pushy parents and wannabe stars alike. The pros are obvious – fame and fortune at a young age, established links with the industry, and an early chance to make your mark. But for many, being a child star is the only thing they know, and once adulthood comes around, there goes the career.
Options can become limited once you’ve gone past your cute sell by date (just ask Macaulay Culkin), so is it any wonder that Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson have decided to explode their child star image by starring in boundary pushing and very adult Spring Breakers? »
So many of us associate lovable actor Sean Astin with Samwise Gamgee of "The Lord of the Rings" fame, that we forget he was the lead child actor in '80s classic "The Goonies." Remember his adorable awkwardness and brace-face?
Moviefone caught up with Astin as he was heading to Toronto for Comic-Con, and we spoke about why "The Goonies" has never become uncool, whether Sloth was ever scary to him and being a child star in the '80s. Oh, and we also discussed that little "Lotr" trilogy.
Moviefone: This is great. I watched "The Goonies" all the time when I was growing up.
Sean Astin: Tell your parents I said sorry.
No way! They loved it too. I bet you watch with your kids.
I do, and they love it. Except I have to say, they are a bit scared of Sloth.
We all were!
[Laughs] Oh, I know. »
- Chris Jancelewicz
Surely everyone loves settling down with a classic film and they don’t come much better than the 1985 Richard Donner classic, The Goonies. None other than Chris Columbus penned the screenplay and now we’ve unearthed some great behind-the-scenes shots from the film full of quotes, great memories and the legendary truffle shuffle.
We’ve also discovered proof that Michael Jackson did meet up with Chunk but not to use the bathroom but to hunt for treasure on that pirate ship, what a legend! Have to love a little in-world joke that was surely a late edition to the script. So enough waffle, scroll down for those shots (plus a little behind-the-scenes video with Data) starring Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen, Josh Brolin, Jon Ke Quan and Martha Plimpton among others and remember Goonies never say die!
The Goonies is available to buy now via this link and for »
- Dan Bullock
Okay, so here's a movie pitch for you: Take a group of mismatched friends, send them out for an evening of drunken revelry and then watch the hilarity ensue when they try to figure out just what the heck they did. Guaranteed hit, right?
But we're not describing the plot of "The Hangover" — we're actually describing the plot of the upcoming teen comedy "21 and Over," which is basically exactly like "The Hangover" except, you know, with college students in it.
"21 and Over" is hardly the first film to blantly remake another movie, book or play for a teenage crowd; it's actually a longstanding tradition in Hollywood. So in honor of "21 and Over's" brazen replication, here's a closer look at it and six other films like it.
- Scott Harris
The family of "Selena" star Lupe Ontiveros is incredibly upset she was left out of last night's "In Memoriam" presentation at the Oscars ... despite appearing in dozens of major films over the past 30 years. Ontiveros -- who passed away in July 2012 -- had roles in "Real Women Have Curves", "As Good as it Gets", and "The Goonies" ... but is best known for her role as Yolanda Saldivar, the woman who murdered Selena. Ontiveros' son Elias »
- TMZ Staff
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