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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million

21 September 2017 11:34 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

15 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »

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Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies

13 September 2017 4:02 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Rube Goldberg machines are deliberately complex contraptions that use simple motion to carry out larger tasks. This is a look at some of the most impressive Rube Goldberg machines in film.

Rube Goldberg was an engineer-turned cartoonist who is most famous for the animated contraptions he drew. Goldberg used engineering principles to create fun diagrams of machines which performed simple tasks in complicated ways. Most often his machines were designed to perform everyday household tasks in zany, creative ways. He used a lot of unconventional techniques and materials to create these contraptions.

Due to the fun nature of Goldberg’s animated and real-world creations, it is no surprise that he has had an impact on film. Since film is a visual medium in motion, it is actually the perfect way for Goldberg’s unique machines to come alive. This is a look at some of the best Rube goldberg-inspired machines, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Make Homeowners Earn Their Sledgehammer Moment in New By Design

28 April 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first swing of the sledgehammer is a right of passage for homeowners on any TV makeover show.

But in an exclusive clip of Saturday’s episode of Nate & Jeremiah By Design, hosts Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent make sure the couple know the real meaning of “demo day” before they crash through any drywall.

Related: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent on the Importance of Being ‘Two Gay Dads’ on Home Makeover TV: ‘We Believe in Opening Up the Doors’

“Never pick up a sledgehammer unless you have a plan,” says Berkus, 45, preaching the tenets of responsible home renovation. The »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film

24 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

You could argue that Tom Hanks had Oscar acting ability as Uncle Ned on Family Ties but then you’d be lying to yourself.  You could say there were hints of his greatness even before that in Bosom Buddies but you’d be lying to yourself then too.  How about Bachelor Party?  Nope.  The Money PitSplash?  These were all good movies and I think we’d all agree that Hanks was great in all of them but at what point did he transform from comedy into the guy you see today? Many say that Hanks really showed how good an actor he

The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film »

- Nat Berman

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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

21 April 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth. 

Liam Neeson-  Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent Save a Family from a Renovation Nightmare in New Show: ‘There Was No Light at the End of the Tunnel’

27 March 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent‘s new show may not have “extreme” in the title, but its an apt description of the homeowners’ circumstances in the very first episode, airing April 8.

“They had started a renovation that was supposed to take four months,” Berkus, 45, tells People. “A year later they were living out of their garage with two boys under 10, cooking on a hotplate that was sitting on top of their washer and dryer.” The desperate clients featured on the premiere of the decorating couple’s new show Nate & Jeremiah By Design, more than fit the series’ modus operandi: saving »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Will You be Reading Tom Hanks’ Collection of Short Stories?

21 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tom Hanks has been dominating Hollywood for nearly 30 years now.  What began as a television career characterized by dressing as a woman in Bosom Buddies, to taking that comedic talent to the big screen in films like Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, and even Splash, became one of the biggest acting success stories in all of Hollywood.  I personally think it was the movie “Big” that truly got him on the path to greatness.  While that film in and of itself was a “comedy,” you could see the dramatic Hanks coming out.  Then, not too many years later he

Will You be Reading Tom Hanks’ Collection of Short Stories? »

- Nat Berman

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Laginas drill for original Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island

14 February 2017 11:11 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

This week on The Curse of Oak Island, the brothers focus their search back on the Money Pit area. The Money Pit is pretty much the source well for all the various legends and rumors of treasure in respect of Oak Island and this week the Lagina brothers decide to focus on not just boring in that area but actually digging into the original pit. They find some remains that they reckon date back to the 16th century, but nothing is ever quite what it seems on Oak Island so it remains to be seen if this find is in any...read more »

- James Wray

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When Maureen Stapleton Became Our Grandmother Forever

17 January 2017 12:19 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

35 years ago, the actress sang the body electric.

The handful of actresses I associate with motherhood include ’80s movie and TV staples Dee Wallace, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Joanna Kerns, Judith Light, and Meredith Baxter. They were the ones that comforted me when I was a kid. But when it comes to images of grandmothers, only one woman comes to mind: Maureen Stapleton.

On January 17, 1982, Stapleton was only 55 years old. She had three Academy Award nominations under her belt and was about to receive her fourth. She would win that Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the end of March for her performance as Emma Goldman in Reds. But on this particular night, she was on television in the title role of The Electric Grandmother.

The Emmy-nominated NBC special, part of the network’s Peacock Theatre, was co-written by Ray Bradbury based on his 1962 Twilight Zone episode “I Sing the Body Electric,” the »

- Christopher Campbell

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