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Parental revenge plots pretty much always blur the balance between right and wrong, luring even the most pacifist viewer into a fit of fist-pumping for blood and rooting for the nastiest form of vengeance — because who wouldn’t leap past the line to stick eye for eye to the guy who hurt your kid? Tricky business. In “The Secret In Their Eyes,” Julia Roberts plays an FBI agent named Jess whose close-knit squad is called out to the scene of a murder, only to discover it’s her own teenage daughter who’s been brutally killed. And she has to sit back and watch as the guy who did it (we think?) gets to walk on a technicality. So, of course she wants to hunt him down and do what her “Steel Magnolias” mom Sally Field did to Kiefer Sutherland in “Eye for an Eye” — that is, take justice into her own hands. »
Logo TV announced Friday that “Cocktails & Classics,” a new film series hosted by former “Ugly Betty” actor Michael Urie, will debut this Sunday. Each week Urie and his guests will gather to discuss the behind-the-scenes gossip during breaks of one of their favorite movies. Together they will re-watch iconic scenes and reenact their most beloved quotes from classics including “Cabaret,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Valley of the Dolls.” See Photos: 28 Classic Movies That Never Won Best Picture Oscars – From ‘Raging Bull’ to ‘Chinatown’ The series first screening will be “Steel Magnolias.” In the episode, star Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter Robert Harling share how Meg. »
- Joe Otterson
It’s been 25 years since the release of Garry Marshall‘s timeless fairytale, Pretty Woman. When it arrived in theaters back in 1990, the film opened to mixed reviews, but the dramedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere would become a box office smash and a cultural touchstone.Twenty five years later, Pretty Woman is a beloved classic, not to mention a pop culture reference in movies like Romy and Michele’s High School reunion and TV shows like Broad City and Parks and Recreation. From those unforgettable outfits to those endlessly re-quotable lines, we’ve picked the 25 most iconic things from Pretty Woman.
1. It Turned Julia Roberts Into a Full-Fledged Movie Star
Yes, the actress broke out in Hollywood in the late ’80s thanks to her work in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, but it wasn’t until she nabbed the role as bubbly, sexy hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Vivian Ward that she became an A-list leading lady. »
- Aly Semigran
Pretty Woman turns 25!
Can you believe it? It's been 25 years since the Gary Marshall romantic comedy first swept us off our feet. This year marks the silver anniversary of the movie that catapulted Julia Roberts into superstardom when it first premiered in 1990. The whole world fell for Roberts' irresistible smile and Et got to see it first on the set a year earlier.
At just 21 years old, Roberts was cast as Vivian Ward, a hooker with a heart of gold who is romanced by Edward Lewis, a millionaire tycoon played by Richard Gere. "He's really supportive, giving actor," she told Et in 1989. "It's so nice to be there with someone who, I feel like when I feel good about my work he'll support that."
The original title of the film was $3,000, referring to the price for a night with Julia's character. For her part »
One of the breakout discoveries at this year’s SXSW Film Festival is “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” the latest from director Michael Showalter (“Wet Hot American Summer”) that crosses genres — from dramatic comedy to comedic drama — and pushes Hollywood out of its comfort zone. Sally Field plays the title character, a sixtysomething who falls in love with her much younger co-worker (Max Greenfield). The movie keeps the audience guessing, in the best possible way, until its bittersweet finale, with echoes of “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Steel Magnolias” and “Something’s Gotta Give,” although it’s an entirely unique love story.
“Hello, My Name Is Doris” is the first time in nearly two decades that Field has headlined her own movie, and she uses the spotlight to fully reinvent herself at 68. “I’ll never have a similar character offered to me again, I know that,” Field says. She spoke to Variety about the film, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
With director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) at the helm, the cast includes Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony-Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo, Drive), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, The Bridge) John Leguizamo (Chef, Kick-ass 2, John Wick), Benjamin Bratt (Love In The Time Of Cholera, Traffic), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias) , Juliet Aubrey (The Constant Gardener, The White Queen) and Academy Award and Tony Award nominated Amy Ryan (Birdman, Gone Baby Gone).
- Michelle McCue
The film is set to debut later this month at the SXSW Film Festival, but ETonline has snagged an exclusive sneak peek! In the clip above, John (Greenfield) gets awkward-sexy with the titular Doris (Field).
Flashback! 'Steel Magnolias' Turns 25
Michael Showalter (Wet Hot American Summer, They Came Together) co-wrote and directed the dramedy, which features an impressive ensemble of small screen stars. Among them: Beth Behrs, Natasha Lyonne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Peter Gallagher, Tyne Daly and Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney.
Hello, My Name is Doris follows Field's character as she seeks out a new purpose in life following the death of her mother. She develops a serious crush on her 30-years-younger co-worker John and suddenly finds herself immersed in the New York City hipster scene. Bleachers frontman and fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff also makes his acting debut as a rocker »
Dolly Parton will soon be coming to a TV screen near you.
The country legend is working with NBC to develop a series of two-hour TV movies inspired by her deep catalog of songs, personal writings and colorful life.
Speaking with reporters this morning at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt revealed that the network has partnered with Parton to create films that will feature the singer's positive outlook.
"I produced 9 to 5: The Musical on Broadway and we became very close, »
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