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Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Douglas (Wall Street), and Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) are out to prove that the fun doesn’t have to stop once you’re in your late 60s (and above) in the first teaser trailer for Last Vegas.
The senior crew heads to Vegas for that quintessential rite of passage: the bachelor party. They’re ready to party like it’s 1959 as they celebrate the last weekend of single freedom for Billy (Douglas). It’s a lot of white hair, laughing, dancing, and drinking. What happens in Vegas will probably stay in Vegas since these guys will likely just forget they were ever there.
Watch the party unfold »
- Rachel West
Thn are proud to announce that English comedian, actor, writer and presenter Michael Palin Cbe will receive BAFTA’s highly-regarded accolade, the Fellowship, at this year’s Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on Sunday 12th May at the Royal Festival Hall, London, and we have the official release for the career of this outstanding individual!
Starting out as a writer for series such as The Frost Report, Michael quickly found himself in front of the camera. He is a founding member of world-renowned comedy group Monty Python, featuring in such classics as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Holy Grail and Life of Brian. Michael’s intelligence, wit and masterful creativity were crucial elements to Monty Python’s success.
Michael continues to work on several critically acclaimed televised series, presenting some of the most recognised travel documentaries on television: Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, »
- Dan Bullock
The actor and presenter on winning a Bafta lifetime achievement award, life after Monty Python and why he's not finished yet
Michael Palin has a measured view of his latest prize. He's delighted to win a Bafta fellowship – of course he is; it's the most prestigious award the Academy bestows – "but my lifetime's not over yet," the 70-year-old says firmly. Palin is firmer than you would imagine, nowhere near as twinkly or boyish as he seems on the telly. "I got my first lifetime achievement award years ago [a British Comedy award in 2002], and I was very excited, but then I got a sense of: Well, can one get a second lifetime award?"
In the decade since his life's work was first honoured, he has presented six hit travel series, written a novel, published two sets of diaries and served as president of the Royal Geographical Society. Add in the preceding decades' work and you »
- Alice Fisher
London — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to fete former Monty Python star Michael Palin.
The English comedian and writer will receive BAFTA’s top honor, the Fellowship, at the Arqiva British Academy Television Awards on May 12 at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
BAFTA chairman John Willis said: “Michael Palin, ex-Python, writer, presenter and BAFTA-winning actor whose amiable onscreen manner belies the seriousness of his craft, has made an incredible contribution to the medium over five decades.”
Palin kicked off his career as a writer for series such as “The Frost Report,” before becoming a founding member of comedy group Monty Python. As well as the BBC TV series Palin starred in Python features “The Holy Grail” and “Life of Brian.”
- Leo Barraclough
For those attending the 2013 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, they will be able to see the documentary Joe Papp in Five Acts (2010) which is to be aired as part of the PBS series American Masters back in 2010. The story is as educational as the man who decided to bring the plays of William Shakespeare to the masses by orchestrating free stage performances. “I believe that great art is for everyone--not just the rich or the middle class," stated Papp. "When I go into East Harlem or Bedford-Stuyvesant and see the kids who come to see our shows, I see nothing so clearly as myself.”
Not only did the theatre company on wheels entertain audience members it also proved to be a fertile training ground for developing actors, playwrights, and future Broadway productions. The multi-tasking duo of Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen who produced, directed and wrote the project have assembled a »
Audiences worldwide are fastening their seatbelts as “Disney’s Planes” prepares to take off this summer. Joining Dane Cook, who provides the voice of Dusty, are Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe and Brent Musburger.
Adding some high-flying flair from a classic feature film are Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer. Val Kilmer (“Batman Forever,” “Top Gun”) provides the voice of Bravo and Anthony Edwards (TV’s “Zero Hour,” “Top Gun”) is the voice of Echo. Both are members of the Jolly Wrenches and fans of air racing.
Inspired by the world of “Cars” and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), “Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying »
- Michelle McCue
The 85th Academy Awards are at last upon us, and unfortunately we only have a few more days to think about the eternal hotness of some of the men they honor. As a companion piece to our Hottest Best Actor countdown, I present to you an important follow-up: The 10 Hottest Best Supporting Actor performances. Heath Ledger, Javier Bardem, and Christian Bale were too inhumanely grotesque to warrant inclusion, I'm sort of sorry to say. But who wasn't? Check 'em out below.
Get this: Syriana is the one movie on this list I haven't seen. Should I feel bad about that? George's win always struck me as compensation for the fact that he wasn't going to win the directing Oscar for Good Night and Good Luck (which he noted in his awful speech), but maybe it's a great performance. Also: I am not attracted to him in any way, »
The knack to pulling off any great heist, on the silver screen or otherwise, is forward planning. You’ve got to work the angles, visualise the entry, rehearse the execution and, most importantly, plan for disaster. Now, I don’t know about you, but that seems like a lot to get sorted out in your own head – surely that’s why there are so many great cinematic heist partnerships!
To celebrate the impending release of Robot and Frank, the story of a retired jewel-thief and his relationship with a highly-intelligent robot sidekick, we’ve rifled through the films of the ages and bagged ourselves some of cinema’s greatest heist partnerships.
In our opinion, all the best heists are crimes of revenge, and what greater revenge than on those suspected of causing your best friend’s death? »
Darling Companion, 2012.
Directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Mother and daughter, Beth and Grace, find a bedraggled dog on the side of the freeway. Taking it home and rescuing it, the dog helps Grace meet a man - but Beth's husband hates the dog and it just might cause even more friction within the family...
Darling Companion represents one of the biggest wastes of talent, either on or off screen, to ever get together and make a film.
There’s too many people involved here to write it off as a minor blip. The main offender is writer/director Lawrence Kasdan for writing a 100 minute script about the wealthy people looking for a dog one of them found abandoned next to the freeway. The lost dog becomes a crass metaphor for love and »
- Flickering Myth
Over the last decade or so, a particular trend in Hollywood has arisen: taking a beloved British comedy and Americanizing it. It’s happened to Bedazzled, The Ladykillers and Last Holiday. In the cases of Bedazzled and Last Holiday, major roles were changed from male to female. All three films were updated and modernized to give a more “hip” take on the material. But the reviews were mixed at best. More recent British comedies are not immune to this trend either, as evidenced by the remake of Death at a Funeral.
Maybe there’s just something about British comedy that makes it difficult to be successfully Americanized. That’s why so many American versions of British sitcoms fail and shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son and The Office are the exception, not the rule.
As a lifelong fan of British comedy films, there are some that I »
- Thomas Ahearn
The folks dubbing the latest film includes Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Christina Hendricks (Drive), Ron Howard (Happy Days), Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys), Chris Noth (Sex in the City), Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda), Emily Osment (Hannah Montana), Bruce Dern (Silent Running), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), comedian Jeff Dunham, Charlie Saxton, Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games), and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band).
The budding romance, which looks reminiscent of several low-key Ghibli masterpieces, including Yoshifumi Kondo’s Whisper of the Heart and Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday, will release GKids in Los Angeles and New York on March 15th, 2013 and it plans to expand the theatrical run into other cities before the home video release. »
- Nick Martin
Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) has joined the cast of forthcoming film The Last of Robin Hood, written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer). The new film centres on the last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn and stars Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) as the Hollywood legend. According to Deadline, Fanning has been cast as Flynn’s teenage girlfriend and fellow actress Beverly Aadland in the biopic. Susan Sarandon is also set to star as Beverly’s mother, who accused Flynn of starting a sexual relationship with her daughter when Beverly was 15.
Fanning most recently appeared in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 and her new film Very Good Girls which also stars Elizabeth Olsen has only just recently premiered at The Sundance Film Festival. Very Good Girls centres on two New York City girls (Fanning and »
Imagine a world where Arnie had not met James Cameron. Hating to build on his already huge ego, Arnie does owe a lot to The Terminator, Avatar and Abyss director. Were it not for the infamous scene (originally penned as "I will be back" though changed with Cameron's insistence to "I'll be back") we wouldn't have the Austrian Oak as a beloved celebrity, or at least not in the same way. Collaborating on The Terminator and T2 established a great working relationship, making the two of them the icons they are today. If one can pick any faults in these two films it’s that they took themselves very seriously. In light of this minor / pedantic criticism, Cameron »
13 items from 2013
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