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Sean Wilson Aug 4, 2017
Cinema's most esteemed and popular film composer, John Williams, turned 85 this year (you might have seen the recent spectacular BBC Proms concert in his honour). Careers don't come more astonishing than that of Williams, nominated for 50 Academy Awards which puts him second only to Walt Disney for the most ever.
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However it's all too tempting to boil Williams' career down to the more obvious highlights: Star Wars, the Indy trilogy, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park and the like. In truth, he's a far more versatile composer than many like to give him credit for, and he's much more than just a big themes guy. »
The Oscar-nominee will play Janet Van Dyne, mother of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne and wife of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym. It’s not Pfeiffer’s first brush with comic book fandom, though it is her first time in a Marvel movie. She previously starred in 1992’s “Batman Returns,” injecting some sizzle into the part of Catwoman.
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Pfeiffer next appears in Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!” opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. She’s also part of the all-star cast of Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” an Agatha Christie adaptation that also features Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, and Judi Dench.
Pfeiffer also recently scored her first Emmy nomination for her work as Ruth Madoff in HBO’s “Wizard of Lies.” She »
- Brent Lang
Cher’s next stage appearance will be a little different from her usual Las Vegas performances. As Entertainment Weekly reports, Cher announced earlier this week that a musical about her life is in the works and will be making its way to Broadway in 2018.
Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical. There Will »
- Rachel Montpelier
1 June 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Quick, what do The Untouchables, Predator and Full Metal Jacket have in common? Now, what do Harry and the Hendersons, Spaceballs and The Witches of Eastwick have in common? And Roxanne? Answer: They all hit theaters in June 1987.
Though no real scientific analysis contributed to the genesis of this article, I can say that a perusal of Wikipedia's handy "[Year] in Film" pages yielded perhaps a handful of comparable runs, where every single weekend in a month offered up to the moviegoing public at least one film that would stand the test of time. Another now-classic slice of '80s »
- Pete Keeley
1 June 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
On June 12, 1987, director George Miller released his first comedy, and his first film that didn't star Mel Gibson as Mad Max. The Hollywood Reporter's original review for The Witches of Eastwick — starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer — is below.
Jack Nicholson plays “Just your average horny little devil” in The Witches of Eastwick, an entertaining, albeit uneven, conjuring from Warner Bros. that will likely cast a strong spell at the box office.
- THR Staff
5 items from 2017
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