10 items from 2013
Based on The New York Times #1 bestselling novel, world-renowned author Stephenie Meyer presents The Host, the epic love story starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Lovely Bones), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Oscar winner William Hurt (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A History of Violence). The Host will be available to own on Digital on June 25, 2013 as well as on Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD and Digital including UltraViolet on July 9, 2013 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans' bodies and erasing their minds, Melanie Stryder (Ronan) risks everything to protect the people she cares about most, proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Directed and adapted by Oscar winner Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show, In Time) and co-starring Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven), Chandler Canterbury (Knowing, Repo Men) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four, »
The latest movie adaptation of a Meyer novel will likely not lead to a movie franchise Directed and adapted by Andrew Niccol, Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi book The Host debuted at no. 6 on the Us / Canada box-office chart this Easter weekend, earning an anemic $10.6 million at 3,202 North American venues, as per actuals found on the web site Box Office Mojo. Many pundits had been predicting The Host to debut in the mid-to-high teens. What that means (and considering the film's budget; see below), the romantic sci-fier featuring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel is this year's most recent big box-office disappointment. (Pictured above: Abel as one of the men in Ronan's in The Host) It may seem mean-spirited to compare The Host to either Twilight or The Hunger Games; but then again, both of those movies were also adaptations of popular novels geared to young adults, and featured a »
- Zac Gille
Early estimates point to a quite underwhelming box-office debut for the latest movie adapation of a Meyer novel: Really, nobody was predicting that The Host, the Andrew Niccol-directed film version of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi book about parasitical aliens would reach the North American gross of the initial Twilight movie (2008), also based on a bestseller written by Meyer. And certainly no one was expecting that Niccol's film would get even remotely near the success of Gary Ross' sci-fier / adventure drama The Hunger Games, which, like Twilight and The Host, was based on a popular book for young adults, featuring a heroine (Jennifer Lawrence) and two men in her life (Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson). (Pictured above: 2007 Best Supporting Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan in The Host.) In fact, The Host would have boasted a fantastic debut were it to earn as much as half of the $69.63 million (not factoring »
- Zac Gille
Throw away your pageant sash and glower at America Ferrera, because it is Vanessa Williams' 50th birthday. The woman who was crowned the first black Miss America in 1984 only to have that title revoked once nude photos of her resurfaced in Penthouse rebounded to enormous fame with a staggering music, TV, and Broadway career. She's a talent and a vision and one awesome gay advocate. In 1984, she was pro-choice and pro-gay in an era when beauty pageant contestants tried their best to express forgettably palatable opinions. She's righteous, sweet, and an Hrc honoree. Love this woman. So without further ado, let's honor Vanessa Williams with a quick countdown of her five most fabulous moments. Fight me in the comments, pleeeease.
5. The kickass self-possession of "Work to Do"
I understand that Vanessa may be more well-known for "Save the Best for Last," "Colors of the Wind," and her Christmas renditions, »
The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. March 7 '42nd Street', Vt D.C. & NYC, Infinity Theatre Co. 2013 Season, MD Il, 'In the Heights' & '42nd Street Nh, Barnstormers Theatre Summer Season Fri. March 8 Il, 'In the Heights' & '42nd Street' Singers Nh, Peterborough Players 2013 Summer Season NJ, 'The English Bride' Sat. March 9 NY, Ga, & Fl, Camp Broadway Oh, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' Oh, 'Tuning In' Pa, Fulton Theatre 2013-14 Season Pa, Gretna Theatre 2013 Summer Season TX, 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' Sun. March 10 NY, Ga, & Fl, Camp Broadway Pa, Fulton Theatre 2013-14 Season Pa, Gretna Theatre 2013 Summer Season Pa, 'Side by Side By Sondheim' Mon. »
The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thu. Feb. 28 Il, Artists' Ensemble Fri. March 1 DC, 'Appropriate' Sat. March 2 Fl, 'Aladdin', Broadway TX, 'Songs for a New World' Sun. March 3 Fl, 'Aladdin', Broadway TX, 'Black Tie' TX, 'Songs for a New World' Mon. March 4 Ma, Barrington Stage Company 2013 Plays 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Tue. March 5 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Wed. March 6 Oh, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' 'The Importance of Being Earnest' Thu. March 7 Click here to search for auditions. Fri. March 8 Click here to search for auditions. Sat. March 9 NY, Ga, & Fl, Camp Broadway Oh, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' TX, 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' Sun. »
Hellgate: On a visit to Bangkok, American Jeff (Cary Elwes, Saw, The Princess Bride), his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck as they drive to the home of Sua’s father. Jeff awakens from a coma six weeks later and learns that Sua and Kyle did not survive the crash. He also discovers he is able to see the specters of people who have died horribly. Seeking peace of mind, Jeff is led to a spiritual adviser (Oscar winner William Hurt, A History of Violence, Into the Wild, Kiss of the Spider Woman), who explains that these souls are trapped in a shadow world, forced to relive their own deaths for eternity – and that Jeff »
- Jonathan James
Some quick DVD news has come in for two new titles from IFC Midnight, Hellgate and In Their Skin, and we have the artwork and the skinny on what you need to know. Look for both titles on March 12, 2013.
On a visit to Bangkok, American Jeff (Cary Elwes, Saw, The Princess Bride), his Thai wife Sua and their son Kyle are hit by a truck as they drive to the home of Sua's father. Jeff awakens from a coma six weeks later and learns that Sua and Kyle did not survive the crash. He also discovers he is able to see the specters of people who have died horribly. Seeking peace of mind, Jeff is led to a spiritual adviser (Oscar winner William Hurt, A History of Violence, Into the Wild, Kiss of the Spider Woman), who explains that these souls are trapped in a shadow world, forced to relive »
- Uncle Creepy
Lifetime and History are surrounding the leads of their four-hour Bonnie & Clyde miniseries with top-caliber talent. Oscar winners Holly Hunter and William Hurt are set to co-star in the project, directed by Oscar-nominated helmer Bruce Beresford and produced by Sony Pictures TV and Craig Zadan and Meron’s Storyline Entertainment. This marks a reunion for the actors who starred together in James L. Brooks’ 1987 movie Broadcast News. Written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, the mini is based on the true story of bank robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow whose roles are still casting. Hunter will play Bonnie’s mother Emma Parker. After Emma’s husband died when Bonnie was only four, Emma moved with her three children to Dallas to find work as a seamstress. Hurt will play Frank Hamer, the Texas ranger credited with tracking down and killing Bonnie and Clyde. Originally set up at History, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
We all know she seems ageless, but the legendary Broadway diva Chita Rivera turns 80 years old today (Jan. 23).
The "Queen of the Gypsies" made her stage debut in a touring production of "Call Me Madam" in 1951, and went on to create the iconic roles of Anita in "West Side Story," Rosie in "Bye Bye Birdie," Velma Kelly in "Chicago" and Aurora in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," among others.
As it turns out, Rivera -- a two-time Tony Award winner and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient -- is still going strong, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She's currently wowing crowds in the acclaimed Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" in New York.
In honor of Rivera's milestone birthday, check out her most iconic moments below:
- Curtis M. Wong
10 items from 2013
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