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Blu-ray Review – Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley, 1978.

Written and Directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante, Anne Archer, Frank McRae, Joe Spinell, Terry Funk, Frank Stallone, and Tom Waits.

Synopsis:

Three brothers in the slums of 1940s New York try to make their fortune by training the youngest sibling to become an underground wrestler.

After the success of Rocky in 1976 Sylvester Stallone was a hot property in Hollywood and was pretty much able to get any passion projects he wanted a green light, which is why between Rocky and Rocky II we got trucking federation drama F.I.S.T. and, more significantly, Paradise Alley. Significant because as well as writing it Stallone also directed it (and in true Little Britain style, also sang the theme tune), which marked his first time behind the camera, setting him up to direct Rocky II the same year, and also because despite sharing many themes and plot threads as Rocky,
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Film Review: ‘Bad Match’

Film Review: ‘Bad Match’
It’s a sign of how little most movies channel contemporary experience that the manners and habits and attitudes of the age of Tinder have remained a relatively off-screen topic. This past January, the Sundance drama “Newness,” directed by Drake Doremus (it has yet to be released), was a designer soap opera that had a few telling observations to make about what it feels like to live your life in a digital meat market. As a movie, though, it didn’t quite take hold. The new pulp thriller “Bad Match” is darker, grimier, and more entertaining. Written and directed by David Chirchirillo, who co-wrote the scurrilous violent hipster comedy “Cheap Thrills” (2013), the movie is “Fatal Attraction” for the age of the revolving-door hook-up, and in its fevered low-budget way it’s just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.

Jack Cutmore-Scott, who suggests
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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Director Adrian Lyne Signs With ICM Partners

Director Adrian Lyne Signs With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Adrian Lyne has signed with ICM Partners. Lyne directed the steamy and provocative hits Flashdance, Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal, but hasn’t directed a film since the 2002 Diane Lane-Richard Gere-starrer Unfaithful. Many have waited a long time for Lyne to get back behind the camera, and the agency’s first order of business will be to help Lyne set up that film. The one he is eager to direct is the David Rayfiel-scripted drama Silence. He is starting…
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Halloween 2017: 31 Movies to Watch on Hulu This October

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Last week, I gave you guys a few lists from Amazon and Netflix in regards to what they have to offer via their streaming services this fall. As a newbie to Hulu, I only discovered over the weekend that they, too, beyond just being an amazing resource for television programming, offer up a killer selection of genre movies that are free to stream with a standard Hulu membership.

Here’s a look at an assortment of 31 films from Hulu that I think would be great movies to stream this October. I tried to give you guys a wide variety, too, hitting various sub-genres, so hopefully there’s a little bit of something for everyone in this list.

The Faculty

As far as high school horror films go, The Faculty has remained one of my very favorites for years now. Essentially, it’s Robert Rodriguez riffing on The X-Files, and who can resist that?
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Zurich: Glenn Close on Patty Hewes, Alex Forrest, Albert Nobbs and Cruella de Vil

Zurich: Glenn Close on Patty Hewes, Alex Forrest, Albert Nobbs and Cruella de Vil
“I always knew I wanted to be an actress, I never thought I'd be a movie star,” says Glenn Close, reflecting on a career, now a quarter century old, that has seen her create some of the most iconic, and controversial, female figures in cinema.

Close is attending the Zurich International Film Festival, which is honoring the Fatal Attraction and Damages star with its Golden Icon award for lifetime achievement. She's also in the Swiss city to present her The Wife. In the feature, from director Bjorn Runge, Close plays the partner of an acclaimed novelist (played by Jonathan Pryce)...
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Fatal Attraction”

This is one of those films that lives in infamy simply because of what it portrayed and how well the actors played their parts. Michael Douglas was after all one of the best actors of his time, while Glenn Close put in a performance that was second to none when it came to being crazy and completely out of control. She’s even gone on to state that there were parts of the movie she wasn’t too fond of and that she would definitely do the role differently if the movie was being made in this day and age. As it

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Fatal Attraction
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San Sebastián: Glenn Close Discusses ‘The Wife,’ Finding Inspiration, How to Celebrate Award Wins

San Sebastián: Glenn Close Discusses ‘The Wife,’ Finding Inspiration, How to Celebrate Award Wins
San Sebastian — There are few careers that boast the diversity and longevity of that of Glenn Close. There is neither medium nor genre that the actress has not worked in on some level. Typically recognized for her dramatic roles, think “Fatal Attraction,” Close has appeared in comedies: “The Stepford Wives,” “Louie,” animation: “Family Guy,” and “Tarza,” and big budget action films like Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” series.

The actress was in town this week to promote her latest feature “The Wife,” in which Variety described her performance as “a marvel of twisty understatement.” Along with co-star Annie Starke, director Björn Runge and producer Claudia Bluemhuber, the four addressed the press Saturday morning.

The Wife,” is a story told from two perspectives, as described by Runge. “The young couple is creating a life together and the older is reflecting on that life. It’s the same characters, but they are on opposite sides.”

In
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Glenn Close-Starrer “The Wife” Acquired by Sony Classics

The Wife”: Embankment Films

Glenn Close’s latest project has found a home weeks after bowing at the Toronto International Film Festival. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures Classics snagged all North American rights to “The Wife,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name.

The drama sees the six-time Oscar nominee playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful author (Jonathan Pryce, “Taboo”). Joan has dedicated years of her life to nurturing her husband’s genius, but a moment of revelation causes her to reconsider their relationship and her future. Jane Anderson (“Olive Kitteridge,” “Mad Men”) penned the script.

Directed by Bjorn Runge (“Daybreak”), the pic’s producers include Silver Reel’s Claudia Bluemhuber, Anonymous Content’s Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Film’s Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, and Jo Bamford and Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions.

The Wife” received strong reviews at Tiff, with many critics offering effusive praise for Close’s performance.

Regarding the lack of roles written for older women, the Emmy and Golden Globe winner has observed, “It’s kind of ironic, because we’re at the peak of our power. We really are.”

Close’s many credits include “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Damages,” “Albert Nobbs,” “The Shield,” “Fatal Attraction,” and “The World According to Garp.”

Glenn Close-Starrer “The Wife” Acquired by Sony Classics was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Tiff Review: ‘The Wife’ Provides Glenn Close with One of Her Finest Performances

Playing Joan, the wife of a newly-announced Nobel Prize-winning novelist Joseph (Jonathan Pryce) whose career she has supported while setting her own ambitions aside, Glenn Close gives one of her finest performances in Björn Runge’s latest feature. The actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in the affecting drama, aptly titled The Wife.

Runge’s film opens as the couple first receive news that Joseph has won the prize. They jump up and down on the bed like giddy children as he chants “I won the Nobel Prize.” As the significance sinks in and the full implications bear down, Joan abruptly stops celebrating and leaves the room. Things don’t get any better once they arrive in Sweden in preparation for Stockholm ceremony. Joan is clearly deeply annoyed by something and we can only guess what.

As more and more troubling details gradually spill forth, we learn
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The Wife review – Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant as author's spouse plunged in late-life crisis

As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel

“There’s nothing more dangerous than a writer whose feelings have been hurt.” The speaker is Joan Castleman, the charming, enigmatically discreet and supportive wife of world-famous author and New York literary lion Joe Castleman. It is a fascinating and bravura performance from Glenn Close, in this hugely enjoyable dark comedy from director Björn Runge, adapted by Jane Anderson from the novel by Meg Wolitzer. Perhaps it’s Close’s career-best – unnervingly subtle, unreadably calm, simmering with self-control. Her Joan is a study in marital pain, deceit and the sexual politics of prestige. It’s a portrayal to put alongside Close’s appearances in Dangerous Liaisons and Fatal Attraction. This is an unmissable movie for Glenn Close fans. Actually, you can’t watch it without becoming
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Otd: The Whisperers, Marlee Matlin, and "The Power of Love"

On this day (August 24th) in showbiz-related history...

1890 "Father of modern surfing" and part time movie actor Duke Kahanamoku born in Hawaii. We've written about him before. Where's his biopic?

1967 The Whisperers premieres in London. It's about an old poor woman living in solitude who is beginning to lose her grip on reality. Dame Edith Evans sterling work was instantly lauded - she won Best Actress at Berlinale and from such disparate groups as the Nyfcc, Nbr and the Golden Globes. She landed her third and final Oscar nomination in the Best Actress lineup (sadly only the winner, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner's Hepburn, was less than superb in that shortlist!). At the time Evans was the oldest Oscar nominee of all time in any acting category having just turned 80 years old. That record has since been undone but she's still the third oldest lead actress nominee after Jessica Tandy
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Aubrey Plaza on the Popularity Contest of Social Media, Her Dream Project with Bette Midler, and ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Even though she’s widely considered to be the Queen of Dry Wit, sitting in the hotel room where we’re about to talk about her latest film Ingrid Goes West, there’s an unexpected innocence to Aubrey Plaza that makes her seem more like Sandy from Grease before the makeover. She’s wearing a dark baseball jacket over a lovely plaid dress in blush tones, and rather than welcoming me with a raised eyebrow, she smiles. I reach out my hand to her to say hello and apologize because it’s cold, she raises the eyebrow and explains, “I’m sorry too because my hand is warm.” And suddenly Sandy has given path to the sardonic Rizzo. Since her breakthrough in Parks & Recreation, Plaza has become one of the funniest people in the industry. Period. Few actors can accomplish so much using so little and making it seem so effortless,
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Glenn Close to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival

Glenn Close in “The Great Gilly Hopkins

It’s time for Glenn Close to add another award to her mantle. The six-time Oscar nominee has taken home multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and Tony Awards, and now she’s set to receive the Golden Icon Award at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival (Zff), Variety reports. The “Damages” alumna will also present her latest feature at the fest, “The Wife.”

Close’s career spans over four decades and includes films such as “The World According to Garp,” “The Big Chill,” and “Fatal Attraction.” “The Girl With All The Gifts” and “Albert Nobbs” are among her more recent features. Her stage credits include “Sunset Boulevard” and “The Real Thing.”

“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in ‘Damages’ to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri in a statement.

An adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel of the same name, “The Wife” sees Close playing Joan Castleman, a woman best known as the wife of an incredibly successful writer. Joan has dedicated years of her life to nurturing her husband’s (Jonathan Pryce, “Game of Thrones”) career, but a moment of revelation causes Joan to reconsider their relationship and her future. “The Wife” will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Close recently signed on to topline “Sea Oak,” a half-hour Amazon pilot about a woman who comes back from the dead.

Zff runs from September 28-October 8.

Glenn Close to Receive Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Glenn Close to Be Honored at Zurich Film Festival, Present ‘The Wife’

Glenn Close to Be Honored at Zurich Film Festival, Present ‘The Wife’
Glenn Close will receive the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival. The six-time Academy Award nominee will also present her latest film at the Festival, “The Wife.”

“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in “Damages” to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zff co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri in a statement.

Close has recently finished filming Julian Fellow’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Crooked House” and her other recent work includes sci-fi thriller “What Happened to Monday,” “The Girl With All the Gifts” and the comedy “Bastards.” She has also been in “Sunset Boulevard” on Broadway.

She made her feature film debut in “The World According to Garp,” before receiving Oscar-nomination for “The Big Chill,” “The “Natural,” “Fatal Attraction,
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Glenn Close to Get Zurich Festival's Golden Icon Award

Glenn Close to Get Zurich Festival's Golden Icon Award
Six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close will be honored with the Zurich Film Festival's Golden Icon Award, a lifetime achievement honor, at this year's event.

Close, known for her roles in Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liasons, Albert Nobbs and TV's Damages, will receive her award on Oct. 1 in Zurich.

“From her commanding portrayal of Patty Hewes in Damages to the glorious Marquise de Merteuil in Stephen FrearsDangerous Liaisons via Alex Forrest and Cruella De Vil, Glenn Close has brought her extraordinary presence to countless memorable roles over a truly formidable career,” said Zurich Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri.

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Toni Collette Will ‘Eventually’ Let Her Children Watch The Sixth Sense: ‘It Would Scare the S— Out of Them’ Now

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Toni Collette Will ‘Eventually’ Let Her Children Watch The Sixth Sense: ‘It Would Scare the S— Out of Them’ Now
Toni Collette may just have that extra mommy sense!

The actress reveals in an episode of People’s Mamarazzi that she hasn’t let her children see one of her more famous films because she thinks it’s too frightening for them at their current ages.

“There’s no way in the world my kids have seen The Sixth Sense,” she says of son Arlo Robert, 6, and daughter Sage Florence, 9½. “It would scare the s— out of them.”

Collette was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the supernatural thriller, which she says her kids will “eventually” see when they get older.
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Scoop: Season 3 Plays Like a 'Funny Fatal Attraction'

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Scoop: Season 3 Plays Like a 'Funny Fatal Attraction'
Hmmm, what’s that saying about “a woman scorned”?

After (singing and) dancing around its title for the first two seasons, The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is fully embracing it in Season 3 (debuting Friday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c) — and looking to an iconic spurned ex for inspiration.

RelatedCrazy Ex-Girlfriend Promotes Pair Ahead of Season 3

“If you thought this show was going to be ‘Funny Fatal Attraction,’ that’s what we’re going into this season,” star Rachel Bloom (Rebecca) promised at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. And with good reason: Season 2 ended with Rebecca being left at
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Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore Go Head-to-Head in Seething Sneak Peek from Blind

Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore Go Head-to-Head in Seething Sneak Peek from Blind
Warning: The above video clip contains explicit language.

Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore aren’t holding back.

In the upcoming film Blind, wealthy socialite Suzanne Dutchman (Moore) is tasked with reading to blind novelist Bill Oakland (Baldwin) as part of a plea deal after being linked to her husband’s insider trading.

In an exclusive clip from the film, Baldwin and Moore’s characters go head-on in a scathing conversation during one of their weekly reading sessions.

“Oh my dear, even a visually impaired man can see what you’re all about,” Bill says to Suzanne.

From Pen: Glenn Close
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