1-20 of 82 items from 2012 « Prev | Next »
Case in point, check out this exclusive one-sheet poster for the film that features an unusual holiday-esque portrait warning “Do Not Disturb The Family” with a blood splattered twist.
Kidman (as mother Evelyn) shoots eye daggers big enough to kill, Wasikowska (as daughter India) holds a sharply pointed pencil in her bloody hands, and Matthew Goode (as handsome uncle Charlie, who appears out of the blue after India’s father dies, and becomes »
- Solvej Schou
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s craggy-faced action comeback in South Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s English language debut The Last Stand is only a month or so away, out in theaters Jan. 18, and the movie’s new trailer pulls out more one liners from the former California Governator, costar Forest Whitaker and goofy sidekick Johnny Knoxville.
Cars crash into each other in a corn field, big guns are shot, and Whitaker as a serious law enforcement agent laments “a psychopath in a Batmobile” racing towards the U.S.-Mexican border to face off against world-weary Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger plays border town Sheriff Ray Owens, »
- Solvej Schou
Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has managed to make it to the top of this year's Forbes' list of 'most overpaid' actors. Murphy had previously displayed seemingly insurmountable fame and success, after turning out box office hits such as Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America. Forbes writers have now said that "lately, Murphy's career has just collapsed", blaming his recent movies such as Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave. (more) »
- By Sarah Luoma
When was the last time you actually saw a good Eddie Murphy movie?
It probably wasn't "A Thousand Words," which got a 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It probably also wasn't "Tower Heist," which didn't seem to impress anyone despite an intriguing premise. Going down the list of his recent movies -- "Imagine That," "Meet Dave," "Norbit" -- it's not really until 2006's "Dreamgirls" or 2004's "Shrek 2" that we can think of an Eddie Murphy performance that was actually worth watching.
Considering his track record in Hollywood -- "Beverly Hills Cop," "Trading Places," "Coming To America" -- it's easy to remember why Murphy once earned the big bucks. However, he's still earning the big bucks, with little to no returns. Forbes has labeled Murphy as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, only making back $2.30 for ever $1 he's paid. Long explanation short: That's not a lot of money.
Trailing behind him »
President Obama's hourlong lunch with Mitt Romney on Thursday was prime fodder for skewering by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Obama and Romney were photographed shaking hands in the Oval Office at the White House, and the two former rivals were served turkey chili and chicken salad in the presidential dining room. Video: Jon Stewart Berates HImself For Failing to Uncover David Petraeus' Affair In mocking the much-hyped event, The Daily Show rolled footage of the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America, in which Murphy portrayed an African prince, and super-imposed Romney's face on that of
- Erin Carlson
Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another iconic role as the lead in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance, the third in Park’s vengeance trilogy, which also includes 2003′s Oldboy, currently being remade by Spike Lee.
Annapurna Pictures, Theron’s production outfit Denver & Delilah Films, and Asian company Cj Entertainment have partnered for the remake, with The Departed Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan writing the script, according to a press release Wednesday. »
- Solvej Schou
“It’s like we’ve been in rehearsals and now we’re going to open on Broadway. Wait till you see it – you’re gonna flip out!” Prof. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the closest costume design has to living royalty. She has costumed countless films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Blues Brothers and Coming to America (for which she was Academy Award nominated), stood as two-term president for The Costume Designers Guild, is a senior lecturer for UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and has written several books on her craft.
Yet for the past five years one project has dominated Landis’ life: curating her costume design exhibition for London’s V&A Museum, “I’m so frigging exhausted” she laughs. »
- Chris Laverty
By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com
Probably the number one name in make-up effects in Hollywood for over 40 years is being honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rick Baker has won 7 academy awards with 12 nominations, more than anyone else in the business. Read on for more details.
From The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Website:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies, »
It has been announced that The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Rick Baker with a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
During the ceremony, Mr. Baker will also be entered into The Guinness World Records™ Book twice – once for the most Oscar®wins, »
- Jonathan James
Well, this was a long time coming. Finally, after many movies and many decades, special effects giant Rick Baker is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read on for the details, and offer your congratulations in our comments section!
From The Hollywood Walk of Fame Website
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. »
- Uncle Creepy
"48 Hrs." (1982): From the moment he's first seen in a jail cell -- crooning The Police's "Roxanne" at the top of his lungs, as a convict sprung by a weary cop (Nick Nolte) to help find a fugitive -- it's clear Murphy is making a huge leap from "Saturday Night Live" to the big screen.
"Trading Places" (1983): Terrific writing, casting and directing (by John Landis) aid Murphy and fellow "SNL" alum Dan Aykroyd in this modern "Prince and the Pauper" about a privileged stockbroker and a street hustler maneuvered into switching stations in life.
"Beverly Hills Cop" (1984): Murphy had it made in movies -- for a while, anyway -- after his undeniable star turn as Axel Foley, the fast-talking Detroit police detective who invades Los Angeles to find a friend's killer.
"Coming to America" (1988): As a pampered African prince who leaves home to find a bride in New York, »
With his deep, dark eyes, thin face, and history of working with Spike Lee, James Ransone has all the makings of a perfect fit for Lee’s remake of South Korean revenge classic Oldboy, currently filming in New Orleans with Josh Brolin as a man going after his captors after being imprisoned for more than a decade. But Ransone, who replaced Nate Parker in the part of a doctor working with co-lead Elizabeth Olsen’s character, goes totally against type. He plays a good guy, different from other well-known twitchy parts he taken on, such as drunken, delinquent Ziggy on HBO’s The Wire, »
- Solvej Schou
Neil Diamond is Billboard's 2012 recipient of the 'Legend of Live' award, it has been announced. The 'Coming to America' singer will be honored for his record-breaking concerts at the 2012 Billboard Touring awards on November 8. Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey are among the previous recipients of the 'Legend of Live' prize. "There is no musical expression that quite compares with that of presenting your work to a live audience," Diamond told Billboard of winning the prize. "It is the kind of experience that can both exhilarate and humble you at the same time." He continued: (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Martin Lawrence have signed on to "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" a salute to the comedian and actor that will air on Spike. The special, produced with Don Mischer Productions, will include short films, musical performances and sketch comedy -- as well as an appearance by Murphy. It will chart his rise from a 15-year-old standup to a star of "Saturday Night Live" and such films as "Raw," "Coming to America," and the "Beverly Hills »
- Tim Molloy
Grimm Entertainment is releasing Some Guy Who Kills People in the UK next month theatrically and on Blu-ray/DVD, and we have all the details you need along with the artwork for both methods of distribution.
The film will be screening at various cinemas around the country beginning October 5th and then available on Blu-ray and DVD from October 8th. Since Grimm is the mastermind behind the upcoming Grimmfest film festival in Manchester, there will also be some special screenings there. It runs October 3rd-7th (get more information at the official Grimm Up North website).
Some Guy Who Kills People is executive produced by famed director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America) and boasts impeccable performances by Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Superbad, The Dictator), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, TV’s “Spin City”), Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces, »
- The Woman In Black
There’s lots to love about TLC’s new reality series Secret Princes, which combines a fun blending of themes from Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire and Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. The series follows four royals (of some sort) as they go undercover in the U.S. in search of “real” love. The five-episode series, Secret Princes, begins on TLC Friday, Sept. 21 and will air on Fridays at 10pmET/9pmCT. The series features what TLC is describing as four international royals — U.K’s dashingly handsome and snarky Lord Robert Walters (age 29), Spain’s confident and cool Prince Francisco de Borbon (33), India’s lovably [...] »
- Barb Oates
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest grotesque is General Aladeen, the "mad dog of Wadiya", who is fixated with developing "pointy" nuclear weapons. He's an imbecile who, like Eddie Murphy's Prince Akeem Joffer in Coming to America, travels to the Us and subjects them, particularly Anna Faris's sweet campaigner, to his ignorance. It's flimsy, offensive, but not memorably so, with the odd decent visual gag. »
Review by Duncan Bain
“The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Channel 4 series Da Ali G Show rocketed him to international success and acclaim roughly ten years ago – the three main characters from that show have each enjoyed cinematic outings (to varying degrees of success) making the Dictator, General Aladeen his 1st original character to grace the silver screen. “Original” may be a misnomer however, as Aladeen is a gestalt surrogate used to embody every despotic cliché one can imagine.
The plot, such as it is, borrows heavily from Coming to America – Aladeen is ungraciously ripped from »
The video's fine, but we really just wanted to get this earworm stuck in your head again. You're welcome.
With "Amazing" and "Livin' on the Edge," Alicia Silverstone was already Aerosmith's go-to actress for wild child, "Screw you, Dad" roles. When she was partnered with frontman Steven Tyler's daughter Liv (in her on-screen debut), MTV couldn't play this video enough. The video features what teenage girls normally do for fun middle-aged men assume teenage girls do for fun e.g., engaging in pillow fights, participating in amateur stripper nights and seducing farmboys.
- Jason Newman
Exclusive: Don Mischer will get to produce a TV special starring Eddie Murphy after all. Mischer, who produced this year’s Academy Awards that had Murphy attached as host early on, will executive produce a televised tribute to the comedy actor, which will air on Spike TV. Titled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, the event will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles for a broadcast on Nov. 16 on Spike TV. The special will mark 30 years since the release of Murphy’s famous stand-up special Delirious! and the film 48 Hrs., which made him a movie star. It will highlight Murphy’s career from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian to a Saturday Night Live breakout and a comedy feature superstar and will feature Murphy’s co-stars from many of his films including 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming To America, The Nutty Professor, Shrek, and Dreamgirls. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
1-20 of 82 items from 2012 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners