20 items from 2010
It's been a couple weeks since we last saw Modern Family, so catch up with my review of the last installment, "Chirp."
After last week's episode that I felt was rather disappointing, I was hoping to get a better Modern Family outing this week. Let me say that not only was "Manny Get Your Gun" better than "Chirp," this may have been the best episode of the season so far. True, the idea that "adults still act like children" is a well-trod one for sit-coms, but Modern Family's take on this theme felt fresh and was flat-out funny.
The set-up showed the whole family gathered for Manny's birthday dinner, but all upset for unknown reasons. The action then flashed back to thirty minutes prior to dinner to play out how everyone became upset. Now, I will fully admit to being a sucker for this plot device -- I like »
- Michael Salerno
Oh, Halloween is totally On! Counting down, "Extra" has collected 25 of the most spine tingling and scariest quotes ever uttered in movies.
25 Best Horror Movie Quotes25. 'Paranormal Activity' (2007)
"No, you haven't been having any progress, and you're not in control. It is in control, and if you think you're in control, then you're being an idiot! Not a single thing you've done has helped, and I'm sorry, I don't mean to burst your bubble, »
"Listen to me because you'll learn," Bill said to Joy, raising the temperature on the already heated set.
"Muslims killed us on 9/11," the conservative news anchor continued, referring to some people's reasoning behind ...
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It's not uncommon for things to get heated on "The View," but Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar came to the end of their ropes on today's Oct. 14 show when Bill O'Reilly stopped by to discuss his new book, "Pinheads and Patriots" and forgot to distinguish between the general Muslim population and extremist terrorists.
The show took an ugly turn when O'Reilly explained why he feels Americans are losing faith in President Obama.
"They see a widening gulf between the President and them, personally," the Fox News host says. "Let me give you an example. The mosque. The mosque down here, on 9/11, that's inappropriate. Sure, they have a right to do it, and in the constitution, but it's inappropriate because a lot of the 9/11 families who I know say 'We don't want that.' And there's the president, saying, 'Well, they have a right to do it!'"
The co-hosts, including Barbara Walters, »
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Bill O'Reilly's appearance on Thursday's "The View" caused co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar to angrily walk off during the interview when a discussion over the New York City mosque near Ground Zero surfaced.
At one point, O'Reilly told Behar: "Listen to me, because you'll learn."
After Goldberg and Behar left the set, Barbara Walters said to the viewers and audience: "I want to say something. ... You have just seen what should not happen. We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking offstage. I love my colleagues. It should not have happened."
Behar and Goldberg did return a few minutes later.
An ABC spokesperson for "The View" had no comment and said the show speaks for itself.
Watch an excerpt of the interview below. Goldberg and Behar's exit happens at the 2:35 mark.
Georg Szalai in New York contributed to this report. »
- By Philiana Ng
Last night's episode of The Event really kept me guessing. Each storyline had some twist and turn that, by the end of the hour, ensured the sort of exciting confusion that makes this drama great.
I've read some feedback from a couple readers about The Event, but I couldn't disagree with you guys more. I feel like the further we go, the deeper the unknown becomes and the more questions begin to arise.
"A Matter of Life and Death" picked up exactly where it left off last week. The passengers from the plane that were presumably dead are now alive. The only thing is, no one remembers anything from the flight. Whoever and whatever these aliens are, one thing is certain: they possess strong powers.
Blake brings up a very interesting point. If Thomas has the ability to make a plane disappear and the passengers perish, why can't he just »
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Many successful shows have centered around the Us president, including "The West Wing." Take a look back at some of the best fictional presidents in television history.
Fictional TV PresidentsPresident Jed Bartlet
Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg in the fourth of a five part feature... read parts one, two and three.
Collaborating with co-director Douglas Day Stewart (Listen to Me), filmmaker Steven Spielberg produced a ninety-minute video release called The Visionary (1990). The Western centres around a psychiatrist who skeptically recruits the services of an Indian medicine man to heal the troubled relationship between an American Native Indian and his wife.
A modern-day retelling of a classic children’s tale by British playwright J.M. Barrie was the next theatrical release for Spielberg. Hook (1991) stars Robin Williams (One Hour Photo) as the middle-aged Peter Pan who must return to Neverland in order to rescue his kidnapped son and daughter from the clutches of his pirating archenemy Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). “When I was eleven years old, I, along with other kids, directed a shorten version of Peter Pan in my elementary school, »
Evan Rachel Wood's lusty fans have Kate Winslet to thank for convincing the young star to strip off for her new TV role - because the Titanic beauty insisted she'd regret it if she didn't bare all on camera.
Wood, 22, appears alongside the Oscar winner in new series Mildred Pierce and one scene called for her to go nude for the period drama.
The Wrestler star admits she had second thoughts about getting naked so early on in her budding Hollywood career - but it only took a few reassuring words from Winslet, who famously disrobed for Titanic, to convince Wood to shed her clothes.
She tells Britain's Elle magazine, "I was quite nervous about it and Kate looked at me and said 'Listen to me, alright. I've done everything, alright. And one day you're going to look back on this and you're going to be so happy you've done it. And it'll be great, just do it. Ok?'
"I couldn't really say no." »
Evan Rachel Wood received advice on nude scenes from Kate Winslet. The 'Wrestler' actress admitted she was worried about baring all for her role in 'Mildred Pierce' but was reassured by her co-star - who has stripped on screen several times - who told her to enjoy the experience. Speaking about the scene, Evan said: ''I was quite nervous about it and Kate looked at me and said 'Listen to me alright. I've done everything, alright. And one day you're going to look back on this and you're going to be so happy you've done it. And it'll be great, just do it. .. »
With Daniel Stamm's Eli Roth produced horror picture The Last Exorcism coming to theatres next week I had the chance earlier this week to sit as part of a round table with stars Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell to talk about the film and their experiences making it. You'll find the complete transcript of that conversation below.
(To Ashley) It's funny, you were born and raised in Hollywood, always around the industry, and here you are playing this hick. This girl who has never really been off the farm. It must be great to be an actor and live all these different lives.
Ashley: It is. It is so much fun. And I probably shouldn't say that for this heinously violent character that I play but it was so much fun. The process of preparing for Nell and figuring out what she hasn't been exposed to because she's never left, »
Even though his daughter is serving time for breach of her probation conditions, Michael Lohan doesn't believe prison will help Lindsay to get sober.
"She's going to jail, but they are gonna keep her on the same prescriptions she was on when she went in?" Lohan asked "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli in an exclusive interview. "When you're on prescription meds, you're not in the right frame of mind. Everything's clouded. You're numbed from what's going on. »
Your brothers both look so happy with their ladies on their arms!
Nick Jonas, 17, you’re rumored to be getting close to your Jonas co-star Nicole Anderson, 19 — but she was nowhere to be seen at last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C. Kevin Jonas, 22, and wife Danielle Deleasa looked super cute together at the major celebrity event, as did recently outed couple Joe Jonas, 20, and Demi Lovato, 17 … and then there’s you, Nick. Listen to me — going solo with your music is one thing, but you don’t have to do it in your love life, too. We hope to see you with a cutie on your arm at our Young Hollywood Awards in a few weeks!
What do you think, BFFs? Do you, like us, think it’s time Nick found himself a new lady?
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- Andy Swift
"Stella was tough," recalls Kate Mulgrew of her acting teacher, the legendary Stella Adler. That description is an understatement.In 1931, Adler was a founding member of the revolutionary Group Theatre, which took Broadway by storm with a series of naturalistic productions of socially relevant plays, such as Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing" and "Paradise Lost." In 1934, unsatisfied with Group Theatre co-founder Lee Strasberg's teaching of Konstantin Stanislavsky's techniques, the determined Adler traveled to Paris and studied with Stanislavsky himself. She returned to the Group with her own understanding of his work and offered acting classes to other members, including Sanford Meisner, Elia Kazan, and Robert Lewis.After a sojourn in Hollywood, where she appeared in such films as "Love on Toast" and "The Shadow of the Thin Man," Adler returned to New York and London to direct and act in numerous plays and to teach at the Erwin Piscator »
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Do your girlfriends ever give you positive – but utterly unhelpful – love advice? The gals on Gossip Girl are no different!
Bff’s Dan Humphrey (Penn Badgley) and Vanessa Abrams (Jessica Szohr) have finally taken their relationship to the next level (meaning, they’re doing the deed – repeatedly) on Gossip Girl this season, but naturally, they’re having a few problems because they’ve been stuck in the besties rut for way too long. Cue Dan’s ex, Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively), who puts the pressure on Vanessa to “keep the romance alive by trying new things.” But is this good advice? I don’t think so!
Shouldn’t their romance still be exciting because it’s so new? Going from friends to lovers is a big deal, and while I’ve never personally dated one of my friends, I can imagine how terrifying and exciting that might be. »
- Allison McNamara
There are Famous Monsters…and then there are famous monsters.
Both Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre were inspired by the real-life crimes of mass murderer Ed Gein; The Silence of the Lambs, book and film, incorporated character traits of multiple serial killers in the depiction of Jame Gumb, the psychopath hunted by FBI agent Clarice Starling — with a little help from the imprisoned Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter, himself a (still-mysterious) amalgam of stranger-than-fiction monsters of past and present.
While the profoundly disturbing thriller Se7en reeked with authentic nihilism, and films like Dawn of the Dead and Hostel took blood-soaked pains to offer satiric commentaries on the sorry state of humanity, there’s an entire genre of films that bypass the more commercial goals of “escapism” in favor of more directly dramatizing the horrific tales we’ve read about in the newspapers, pored over in paperback, or seen described »
- Movies Unlimited
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)
The Godfather (1972)
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." --Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.
On the Waterfront (1954)
"You don't understand! »
This may be one of the best interviews I’ve ever done. Steve is the interviewing master and has done way more than me, but I’m really proud of this one because it eventually turned into a conversation. It helps that Kat Dennings is a ridiculously cool chick. I spoke to her because she co-stars in the new movie Defender, which hit theaters in limited release a few days ago.
Usually, the interview is the standard Q&A and later I judge how badly I did (my apologies to Diablo Cody/Ellen Page and to Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost). But Dennings has certified geek credentials and while I had to bring up Thor because she’s in it, she knew her comics and grew up with them. It’s clear that it’s not just being in a big blockbuster movie, but being in the Marvel Universe. »
- Matt Goldberg
In celebration of the final season of "Lost" premiering Tuesday, Feb. 2 on ABC, iTunes has launched character playlists.
We're curious as whether or not you guys think these lists fit the characters. We happen to think Kate's fits the best, plus it's also our personal favorite list of songs. We also would've included "Born to Run" for her.
Kate's Tracks: Lost Ep: A fugitive on the run, the strong-willed Kate Austen has a tumultuous past.
1. "Cherry Bomb" (The Runaways)
3. "Jack of All Parades" (Elvis Costello)
5. "Another Nail in My Heart" (Squeeze)
7. "Somebody I Used to Know" (Elliot Smith)
1. "Hair of the Dog" (Nazareth)
2. "Bad Moon Rising (Live)" (John Fogerty)
3. "You Got That Right" (Lynyrd Skynyrd »
Heidi, I understand you had childhood insecurities, but so did we all!
And we’re all not running out for a full face to toe plastic surgery makeover. You need to listen to yourself and focus from now on, on the beauty of your interior self.
Listen to me Heidi—you won’t be sorry!
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20 items from 2010
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