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Sunday is the last day of New York Comic Con, and in the past, it has been a more leisurely day without many big panels or events. 2014 has been a year for defying expectations, however, as Sunday morning started with John Hodgman, Paget Brewster, Mac Evan Jackson, and the rest of the cast of the Thrilling Adventure Hour making a major announcement about the future of the show, and it ended with Cary Elwes telling stories about the making of The Princess Bride. Read on for all the highlights, quotes, and best cosplay outfits from Sunday!
- Rachel Kolb
In today's roundup on cinema-related books, we preview Peter Labuza's Approaching the End: Imagining Apocalypse in American Film, Jason Bailey's The Ultimate Woody Allen Companion, Frederic Lombardi’s Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios, The George Kuchar Reader (edited by Andrew Lampert), Be Sand, Not Oil. The Life and Work of Amos Vogel (with a forward by Werner Herzog), David Cronenberg's Consumed, Cary Elwes's As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride and Russell Brand's Revolution. » - David Hudson »
While promoting "Birdman," Edward Norton spoke about the 15th anniversary of "Fight Club" and revealed that today's movies don't get the praise they deserve, especially from some of the older Hollywood greats, like writer William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Misery, Chaplin). Norton explained: "I remember reading some interview with the really great screenwriter William Goldman, who definitely has been a part of many great generational films. But I was sort of pissed off by a certain snarkiness that he had about, you know, 'How come no generation has stepped up to make really defining films like those of the sort of 1967 to 1975 era?' And [he] went through the list and almost said like, 'Where are the filmmakers like these people and where are the actors like these people?' And I remember thinking, 'Are you f*cking kidding me? »
Cary Elwes hasn't changed much in the 27 years since filming The Princess Bride. He's still got a mess of blond hair and "eyes like the sea after a storm," which now crinkle slightly when he smiles, but Elwes pretty much remains the spitting image of his iconic character, farm boy-turned-pirate Westley. When we meet, Elwes seems to be channeling a contemporary Man in Black, wearing a leather jacket, a Rolling Stone T, and Chuck Taylors. He's surprisingly soft-spoken, but articulate, and is nothing but effusive about his time working on The Princess Bride. After feeling an overwhelming sense of nostalgia during the film's 25th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center in 2012, Elwes decided to pen his own tribute (along with Joe Layden) to »
This week, as soon as Cary Elwes revealed he had written a book detailing what it was like making The Princess Bride, we started to remember everything we loved about the movie in the first place. Most obviously, we got all nostalgic over all the most quotable moments, which of course, still fit perfectly into your everyday life in wonderful ways. But then we got to thinking, what happened to all the film's actors? Turns out, they've been right under our noses all this time. Keep scrolling to see where you've definitely seen the entire cast before and just didn't make the connection. »
Finally! Marvel makes a dancing-baby-Groot toy - Vulture Why Michael Keaton turned down Batman 3 (and a boatload of cash) - Moviepilot Seann William Scott has some super embarrassing stories - HuffPost Entertainment Celebrate 20 years of Pulp Fiction with 20 film quotes - Moviefone The one thing that would suck about living in the Star Trek universe - Cracked 19 little-known facts about The Princess Bride - BuzzFeed Entertainment Check out the top moments from the newest episode of Sleepy Hollow - BuddyTV Get a sneak peek at the next episode of The Originals - The Vampire Diaries 22 magical Disney iPhone cases - Popsugar Tech »
Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show delivers in a big way, Channing Tatum says Magic Mike Xxl is the “Super Bowl version” of the first movie, Snapchat gets hacked, and more in today’s Last Lap.
American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most-watched premiere in FX history. [Uproxx] Channing Tatum will show us more of himself than ever before in the Magic Mike sequel. And we’re Ok with that. [Us Weekly] Photos and videos of up to 200,000 Snapchat users have been leaked online. [Guardian] Is Kim Kardashian afraid that newly single Amber Rose will swoop in on her man? [Thg] Aviva Drescher and her husband are being sued by a celebrity booker who got them their We-tv Marriage Boot Camp contract. [Naughty but Nice Rob] Mo’ne Davis, Sasha, and Malia Obama are among Time‘s Most Influential Teens of 2014. [Time] Last Week Tonight host John Oliver really, really hates pumpkin spice “taste like candles” lattes. »
- Taylor Ferber
Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride can be excited about star Cary Elwes's book about the making of the film, and it's making us reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. We've rounded up the best ones, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. »
Twenty-seven years after The Princess Bride hit theaters, barely made a dent, then slowly achieved cult-hit status, star Cary Elwes has written a book about the famous film. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride will hit shelves this week, and fans should be pleased with the behind-the-scenes stories from the set. Elwes did an interview with NPR about the book, in which he revealed some tidbits about his experience. Here's the exact moment he realized the movie was a success. "I was in a restaurant in New York and I was ordering a hamburger. The waitress said, 'How do you want that done?' And I said, 'Medium rare.' And she said, 'As you wish.' And I looked up at her and I went, 'What did you just say?!' And she winked and walked off. And I thought, 'Oh!' And so it was a wonderful, »
Kristen Stewart thinks it’s “really ridiculous” to say you’re not a feminist. [E!] At New York Comic-Con, the very first footage of Marvel’s new Netflix series Daredevil premiered. [io9] Katie Holmes will return as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot. [Et] Matthew Broderick is totally fine with Robert Downey, Jr. reaching out to his ex, and Broderick’s wife, Sarah Jessica Parker. [Us Weekly] If you haven’t watched this vintage Dinner for Five video featuring Jennifer Garner (who was married to Scott Foley at the time) and Ben Affleck (who was engaged to Jennifer Lopez) you need to now. Jen hopelessly gazes into Ben’s eyes while the actor remains completely unfazed. »
- Taylor Ferber
Actor Cary Elwes did a Reddit Ama this week, timed with the Oct. 14 release of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. During the Ama, he answered questions about many of the films he's made, from Dracula to Saw and Liar Liar. But all most people wanted to know about was, naturally, his most beloved work, and the only one he wrote an entire book about: The Princess Bride. Below, behold 13 surprising facts and details Elwes revealed in his Ama. 1. Elwes had a broken toe while filming the infamous sword fight scene with Inigo Montoya »
- Carolyn Todd
As the premiere of Fox’s Gotham drew to a close, it was sink or swim for Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin, after do-right Detective Jim Gordon faked killing Fish Mooney’s snitch and instead shoved him into the river, with orders to never darken the city’s streets again.
Yet something in the way Oswald eyed the city skyline upon later resurfacing from the water (and killing a kindly fisherman, to boot) tells us that Gotham has not seen the last of this natty, nasty bird.
Video Gotham Sneak Peek: Gordon Leans on Fish to Help Nab a Kid-Napper »
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So this is my life now. I’m depressed, I’m broke, I’m hopeless, and even Doctor Who has abandoned me. Forget escapism: there’s no escapism anymore. The escapism is happening over there, offscreen, and we’re meant to just take it as a given:
Whatever awesomeness happened here was not for us to enjoy. Yes, we’ve seen this done before. But not when the stories we’re teased with look far more interesting than the one we’re actually getting.
Instead of a cool Sf adventure on another planet, we got the faded xerox of “School Reunion” meets an episode of Eastenders. Faded xeroxes of previous episodes are a Thing now. This is a problem, because if the show is not going be just corridor-running story after monster-chasing mystery, if it’s going to be About Something Bigger, then it shouldn’t be copying itself like this. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
“The Princess Bride” is a charming, heartwarming fairy tale still beloved by its fans. In Cary Elwes‘ upcoming memoir, the lead actor touches on a slew of “inconceivable” moments that occurred off-screen during the film's production. Also read: ‘Princess Bride’ Event Shows Off New Academy Attitude: Let's Have Fun Rob Reiner‘s 1987 fantasy epic had a star-studded cast, including Elwes as farmhand-turned-adventurer Westley, Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, a six-fingered man looking for vengeance, Andre the Giant as Fezzik and Robin Wright as the film's would-be bride, Princess Buttercup. “It really was like a traveling circus,” Elwes wrote in “As »
- Travis Reilly
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. Cary Elwes was inspired to »
- Pietro Filipponi
Here’s an exclusive first look at veteran comedy actress Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Girls) playing the mother of Oswald Cobblepot (a.k.a. The Penguin, a.k.a. actor Robin Lord Taylor). Her character name is Gertrude Kapelput and she is described as “a proud and faded beauty; an old European character with delusions of grandeur.” Doesn’t she look a bit like Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess gone batty?
Kane guest stars in the second episode »
- James Hibberd
Last week, Peter Capaldi’s sophomore episode showcased a more alien doctor. A Doctor who is having a harder time relating to humans than other recent incarnations. The Doctor has really always been willing to make hard choices, but now the candy coated shell of charisma has been shed in favor of blunt straight-forwardness. How will this personality change — coupled with his new dynamic with “carer” Clara — translate in a fluffier, stand-alone episode? Let’s find out! ******* Remember that chalk drawing from “Deep Breath” the Doctor abandoned? Looks like he remembered it and has continued whatever equations he was working on. Of course, we’re not privy to that information yet, but for now let’s assume it has something to do with Heaven/Paradise. After the necessary setup to get Capaldi sorted out as Twelve, the show can finally get back to the fun of just traveling through time. »
- Donna Dickens
When writing reviews I like to go on my initial thoughts and work from there. Lately there has been a lot of criticism about the direction the show is going and I’ll admit that there are issues that fans (including me) have a right to complain about. What this can’t get in the way of though is the basic question, did you actually enjoy this week’s episode? That is the question I have to answer for Robot of Sherwood.
When Clara (Jenna Coleman) is given the choice of where to travel to she decides she wants to visit Sherwood Forest in the time of Robin Hood. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) scoffs at the very idea that she thinks Robin (Tom Riley) even exists, so to prove her wrong he agrees to take her to prove a point. As they arrive in the forest they are welcomed by »
- Paul Metcalf
Screenwriter Mark Gatiss returns to "Doctor Who" this year with the third episode of the season. In "The Robot of Sherwood" the Doctor travels to Nottingham and uncovers an evil plan from beyond the stars. Forced to team up with Robin Hood, the Doctor and Clara must determine who is real and who is fake before it's too late. Gatiss often partners with "Doctor Who" showrunner Steven Moffat. The two co-created "Sherlock," the other international BBC juggernaut. Gatiss has written 5 episodes for "Doctor Who" prior to "The Robot of Sherwood," as well as several novels and audio plays set in the Whovian universe. On this outing, Gatiss has "Da Vinci's Demons" star Tom Riley along for the ride as the legendary outlaw Robin Hood. The BBC Worldwide show explores a fictionalized version of Leonardo da Vinci's early life. After introducing Capaldi as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor and »
- Donna Dickens
After The Princess Bride made Robin Wright a star, she shocked Hollywood by saying no. No to The Firm and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. No to Jurassic Park, Dirty Dancing, Born on the Fourth of July, and Batman Forever. She even said no to the cover of Vanity Fair.
It's startling, then, that she's said yes to Ari Folman's (Waltz With Bashir) The Congress, an overeaching, half-animated, sci-fi cartoon that keeps a foot in reality long enough to accuse her — yes, Robin Wright herself — of sabotaging her career. Robin Wright plays Robin Wright, an actress and single mother of two, who could have been this generation's Grace Kelly if she hadn't made all the wrong moves. Wright hasn't headlined »
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