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Take a Ride with the Official Poster Art and New Stills from Lifetime's Big Driver

11 September 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're closing in on the October 18th premiere date of Lifetime's upcoming "Big Driver" adaptation, and on tap today we have the film's official poster art to share plus over a dozen new stills. Check 'em out, and look for more soon!

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello's co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, »

- Debi Moore

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Dolly Parton Is Proud of Being 'White Trash'

11 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary country singer and actress Dolly Parton is making no apologies for her "redneck" background. "We were really redneck, roughneck, hillbilly people. And I'm proud of it," she says in the October issue of Southern Living, on newsstands Sept. 19. "'White trash!' I am. … But I'm proud of my hillbilly, white trash background. That keeps you humble; that keeps you good." Another thing Parton, 68, has no qualms about owning is the plastic surgery she has had over the years. "Well, I never would have said I did it if I hadn't got caught at it," she says. "But I wasn't gonna lie about it! »

- Stephanie Robbins, @stephrobbins

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Podcast Pt 2: Steel Magnolias, Parenthood, and Movie Memories

3 September 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Did you listen to part one and read the smackdown?

(If not, do both first.)

In the second half of our Smackdown 1989 companion conversation we discuss the 'regular family' subgenre in movies and television, and our histories with both Parenthood and Steel Magnolias. We also revisit Julia Roberts feud with her director Herbert Ross and debate how Parenthood has aged and where it sits in the raunchy comedy continuum.

You can listen at the bottom of the post or download on iTunes Continue the conversation in the comments. We'd love to hear your thoughts on these two films. Who's your favorite from these huge ensembles? 

And a big round of applause please for our awesome panel: Nick Davis, Kevin B Lee, Tim Robey, Tasha Robinson, Todd VanDerWerff  and your host Nathaniel R. We hope you'd give us at least ♥♥♥♥ 

until next time »

- NATHANIEL R

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Spooky Teaser Trailer Rides in for Lifetime's Big Driver

2 September 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

From the looks of this effective new teaser trailer for its upcoming "Big Driver" film adaptation, Lifetime really seems to be trying to change its image and appeal to the horror crowd. Will it work? We'll find out October 18th.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Lifetime to Air Big Driver October 18th; New Stills Released

26 August 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A couple of months ago we learned that Lifetime was adapting Stephen King's "Big Driver" short story from his Full Dark, No Stars collection, and now the network has released some stills and revealed the film's premiere date.

About "Big Driver" on Lifetime:

From a story by Stephen King, "Big Driver" marks the first collaboration between Lifetime and King. This dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime stars Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence).

Bello' co-stars include Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, film and television veteran Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers"), and Will Harris ("NCIS").

In "Big Driver" Tess Thorne (Bello), a famous and revered mystery and thriller writer, faces a long drive home following a book-signing engagement. But while driving on a lonely stretch of New England road, her tire blows out, »

- Debi Moore

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Meet This Month's "Smackdown" Panelists

18 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '89 arrives on Sunday August 31st, two weeks from now. We'll be celebrating 1989 here and there until then as "the year of the month". You need to get your votes in, too, (instructions at the end of the post). If you've wandered in from elsewhere and are like, "What's a Smackdown?," here's how it started and here's last month's entry on 1973 with its companion podcast. The year in question this time is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

no, these ladies are not the panelists

The Smackdown Panel for August

Without further ado let's meet the voices who will be watching and discussing the '89 hits Steel Magnolias and Parenthood. They'll also be sounding off on the Oscar-winning bio My Left Foot and the underseen actressy curio Enemies: A Love Story. Stay tuned.

new panelists

Kevin B Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and »

- NATHANIEL R

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Gone With The Summer

14 August 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Hattie is judging you. Stop with your fiddle-dees and choose a 'Best Shot' alreadyI'm like one of those horrible teachers that gives you endless homework. But I hope in the end when you graduate you'll be all 'he was the best. O Captain My Captain' and whatnot.  But here's what you should be watching for maximum participatory glee here at The Film Experience as the summer draws to a close.

Retro: To close out "Best Shot" we'll be celebrating Gone With the Wind in two parts for its 75th anniversary year on August 19th (pre-intermission) & August 26th (post-intermission) and The Matrix on September 2nd (if you've always wanted to participate, why not now?); Anne Marie will look at Long Days Journey Into Night and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner as she hits the glorious 1960s in "A Year With Kate". And we'll be celebrating a few films from 1989 leading up »

- NATHANIEL R

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Icymi & August's 'Year of the Month'

4 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Since I spent the last week completely absorbed in Supporting Actress Smackdown '73 (with a side of Into the Woods spazzing) I didn't have as much time to write. I'm super proud of this month's two part event (written & podcasted) and I'm so tempted to make Dana Delany's impression of Sylvia Sidney my new ringtone. I thank StinkyLulu for letting me be the Whitney to his Dolly. But here's a handful of other highlights you may have missed if you too had a busy week where one project stole your life. The team jumped in since I was smackdowning.

A Dame to Shill For cosign Jason's bigscreen/smallscreen lust for Eva Green's talent

Bergman's Ghosts Cries and Whispers is the greatest haunted house movie. But who or what is doing the haunting?

Is Lucy racist? Matthew refuses to see it

Hepburn's Hair Anne Marie shares a hairography theory »

- NATHANIEL R

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“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

11 July 2014 1:03 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It is not too shabby in what the Northeast (New England) part of the United States has produced in terms of past and present actors/actresses making their show business dreams come true. Film careers can be a lot like ice cubes–they start out solid and cool but if you sit around in stagnation your efforts and hard work can melt away before one’s very eyes. Certainly no one can accuse this talented crop of thespians of being one-hit wonders on the big screen. After all, one does not become a recipient of an Academy Award by just sheer luck and charitable fortune.

As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry. »

- Frank Ochieng

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Lifetime Adapting Big Driver Story from Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars

25 June 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There's already one film on its way based on a story from the Stephen King collection Full Dark, No Stars, and now joining A Good Marriage is Big Driver on Lifetime, which will star Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett(!), and Will Harris.

From the Press Release:

From best-selling author and master of suspense Stephen King, comes the Lifetime Original Movie Big Driver, starring Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (pictured; A History of Violence), Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Sex & Violence, Steel Magnolias), Grammy nominee Joan Jett, and Will Harris (Sky High).

Set to premiere this fall, Big Driver was first published as a novella within King’s critically-acclaimed collection Full Dark, No Stars and tells the story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after the core of her psyche is broken following a brutal crime. The film marks Lifetime’s first collaboration with America’s foremost horror authority and begins production in Halifax, »

- Debi Moore

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Dolly Parton Addresses Secret Tattoo Rumor, Admits to Having a "Few Little Tattoos"

13 May 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Tattling about the tats! Just in time for her 42nd album to drop, the long-swirling rumor of Dolly Parton's secret tattoos has once again resurfaced. The theory, as pointed out on Jezebel, is that the 68-year-old legendary country singer is covered in body art, hidden by her long sleeve tops. However, on Tuesday, May 13, Parton clarified the rumor. "People said the other day that the reason you wear sleeves is that you have snake tattoos all over you, and I said, 'No, I don't,'" the Steel Magnolias [...] »

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Sally Field takes down Julia Roberts in Celebrity Curse-Off -- Video

6 May 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Sally Field may be known as The Flying Nun, or her current role as Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but the two-time Oscar winner sure has a potty mouth!

Field was reunited with her Steel Magnolias daughter Julia Roberts on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the first ever Celebrity Curse-Off! The rules are simple: Each contestant has five seconds to say the most obscene thing they can think of. Obviously, most of the answers were censored for TV, but you can definitely tell that Ms. Field’s vocabulary is much more expansive (and vulgar) than you may think. »

- Jake Perlman

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Julia Roberts Vs. Sally Field in Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Live! Curse Off

6 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sally Field has one dirty mouth for a former Flying Nun. The actress who also brought Lincoln's Mary Todd and The Amazing Spider-Man's Aunt May to life, proves she's not to be messed with on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, airing Tuesday night. Field, 67, faces off against Julia Roberts in Kimmel's first ever Celebrity Curse Off, and the result was a mess of bleeps. The ladies each have five seconds to one-up each other with a filthy word. America's Sweetheart gave the challenge her best shot, but Field cooly cursed to victory in what Kimmel called "a massacre." "Why am I »

- Michele Corriston

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Julia Roberts, Sally Field Have a Curse-Off for Jimmy Kimmel After Ripping Tequila Shots (Video)

6 May 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It was an unofficial “Steel Magnolias” reunion on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night. And Sally Field proved that her vocabulary is much dirtier than her former on-screen daughter Julia Roberts. The “Amazing Spider-Man 2” star easily handled the star of HBO's upcoming AIDS drama, “The Normal Heart,” during the ABC late-night show's first-ever celebrity curse-off (above). See video: Jimmy Kimmel Won't Let Matt Damon Buy La Clippers After ‘How Badly It Went When He Bought a Zoo’ (Video) Field let loose a steady string of bleep-worthy expletives, while Roberts struggled to keep up, dropping G-rated words like “butt hole.” However, »

- Greg Gilman

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Watch Julia Roberts & Sally Field Compete in Celebrity Curse-Off!

6 May 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Julia Roberts and Sally Field aren't afraid to get dirty ... with their words!The "Steel Magnolias" costars competed against each other in a "Curse Off" on Monday’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live.""We are honored to have both Sally Field and Julia Roberts on the show tonight, and it's also an opportunity to find out which of these incredibly talented women has the foulest mouth. Cover your ears, America, because it's time for our first-ever Celebrity Curse-Off!" Kimmel said before the challenge began. "The rules are very simple: each of our contestants will have five seconds to come up with a curse. No repeats allowed...whoever can't come up with a word will lose this competition.""Why am I in a curse-off with 'The Flying Nun?'" Roberts joked, recalling Field’s 1960s sitcom. "We'll see who's the Flying Nun!" Sally replied.But, the Nun turned out to be naughty! »

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Julia Roberts and Sally Field Complete in Celebrity Curse-Off on Jimmy Kimmel Live!—Watch Now!

6 May 2014 5:42 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Who knew America's Sweethearts weren't always so sweet? Steel Magnolias co-stars Julia Roberts and Sally Field appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday to promote The Normal Heart and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, respectively. While there, host Jimmy Kimmel convinced the Academy Award winners to embrace their naughty sides for a silly little game. "We are honored to have both Sally Field and Julia Roberts on the show tonight, and it's also an opportunity to find out which of these incredibly talented women has the foulest mouth. Cover your ears, America, because it's time for our first-ever Celebrity Curse-Off!" Kimmel said before the challenge began. "The rules are very simple: each »

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A Smackdown Summer Cometh

5 May 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

When I announced that The Film Experience would be the new home of the long departed series Stinky Lulu's Smackdown last summer I figured you would be thrilled. It's our kind of party. I promised Stinky we'd do at least six smackdowns if we brought it back. With four battles already behind us -- pie throwing 1952, shady and sinister 1968, warm and kooky 1980, and troubled histrionic 2003-- let's wrap it up with four more. 

Rather than announce at the end of each month, I figured we'd give you all four lineups in case you'd like more time to catch up over the hot months and cast your votes in the reader polling that accompanies each battle. Those votes count toward the final outcome, so more of you should join in. 

These annums were chosen after comment reading, dvd searching, handwringing, and also to rope in prospective panelists (to be announced later »

- NATHANIEL R

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Sally Field to Receive a Star on the Walk of Fame

1 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sally field’s come a long way, baby. She began as TV’s “Gidget” (1965-66). So convinced she wasn’t going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role.

Field’s trademark — and her Achilles heel — has always been her likeability. In Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” Field, 67, created the unlikeable Mary Todd Lincoln opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. Field’s “Molly” is a hot mess in a corset, a belle with a brain whose ambition has dragged Abraham Lincoln all the way to the White House.

And, yet, while I was troubled by the reverential stance in Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” I pined for the alternate, nothing-but-loose-corset-stays-and-raw-emotions movie that Field appeared to be starring in, and for which she earned an Oscar nomination.

Field, who is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of »

- Thelma Adams

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80 Reasons Shirley MacLaine Is One-of-a-Kind, in Honor of Her 80th Birthday

24 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Happy 80th birthday, Shirley MacLaine!

The legendary, award-winning actress, who was born April 24, 1934 in Richmond, Va, started out as a dancer and got her big break on Broadway. She made her first film with Alfred Hitchcock, became a Rat Pack regular, flirted briefly with politics but has never stopped acting as she enters her 7th decade in Hollywood.

She started off as a lovably kooky ingenue, but is known today for her cantankerous matriarch roles in "Downton Abbey," "Bernie," "Steel Magnolias," "Guarding Tess," and, of course, her Oscar-winning role as Aurora Greenway in "Terms of Endearment."

Her next gig is a singing and dancing role on "Glee," of course. Happy Birthday to one of the most talented, most colorful character actresses of all time.

1. She was named after Shirley Temple.

2. She's been performing since age 3, when she began doing ballet.

3. As a girl, she pretended she was Rita Hayworth, since »

- Sharon Knolle

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Good TV Ratings Bring Back Oscar Producers for Third Consecutive Year

22 April 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar 2015: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return as Oscar show producers (photo: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron) Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be back as producers of the 2015 Oscar ceremony, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced yesterday, April 21, 2014. This will mark Zadan and Meron’s third consecutive year as Oscar producers. In the United States, the 87th Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015. Last March 2, the Zadan- and Meron-produced 2014 Oscar telecast brought back Ellen DeGeneres, whose performance as Oscar host drew mixed reviews — some loved the pizza; others hated it. Besides pizza delivery, the Oscar telecast also featured the presence of veterans Kim Novak and Sidney Poitier; musical performances by U2, Pharrell Williams, and Idina Menzel (aka "Adele Nazeem," as per John Travolta); in addition to a tribute to The Wizard of Oz performed by »

- Steve Montgomery

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