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Sometimes all it takes to launch an unknown director into the big leagues is a single, solid indie hit. Such was the case with Seth Gordon, director of the compelling documentary The King of Kong, which took a look at the heart of the competitive arcade gaming community by following a showdown between the long-standing Donkey Kong champion and a bold new competitor.
After handling successful studio comedies Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief, Gordon will next be returning to the world of video games with an adaptation of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted franchise, which is in development at Sony Pictures. The games are similar in tone to the Indiana Jones ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
Emma Watson applies her intellectual prowess as editor and also poses for the new issue of Wonderland magazine. She looks like she tumbled down the rabbit hole and came out as Queen of Hearts. She’ll be reigning on two covers and with a royal court of Hollywood stars. The magazine name-drops Lena Dunham, Jonah Hill, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Patti Smith, Joseph Gorden Levitt, Sofia Coppola and Guillermo del Toro to name a few. ...Read More »
With anticipation building for Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," due May 30, it's worth noting that the source of her live-action remake, Disney's animated "Sleeping Beauty," marks its 55th anniversary this week. Released on January 29, 1959, the movie was only a modest hit at the time, but over the years, it earned acclaim for its gorgeous wide-screen visuals, its memorable music, and its unforgettable villainess.
It's a movie you probably watched many times as a child, and yet there are still some things you probably don't know about "Sleeping Beauty," including its connections to Bugs Bunny, "The Andy Griffith Show," and the British royal family.
Here's a list of 25 such items you can stack on your spindle -- but be careful to shield your fingertip.
- Gary Susman
Regina's evil mother Cora is returning to "Once Upon a Time," but the deceased Queen of Hearts isn't coming back to life.
Rose McGowan is returning to the ABC fairytale drama to portray a young Cora in flashbacks, EW reports.
The last time we saw McGowan's Cora was in the game-changing episode "The Miller's Daughter" in March of 2013. That was when we learned Cora's origin story ... and also when we saw her die in present day (played by Barbara Hershey).
McGowan will return to "Ouat" in the 18th episode this season. What do you think we'll learn about Cora in flashbacks this time? »
Once Upon a Time is resurrecting Cora — kind of!
McGowan (Charmed, Death Proof) previously played Cora in the pivotal episode “The Miller’s Daughter” last March, which was an origin story for the character (normally played by Barbara Hershey) and also showed her death. The character hasn’t been on the show since. McGowan will return to Once Upon in the 18th episode this season.
Here’s a clip of McGowan’s previous appearance on the show that includes a smooch with Rumple. »
- James Hibberd
5 items from 2014
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