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Get ready for the grandparents to fight back in the hilarious comedy from Billy Crystal (Analyze This, When Harry Met Sally) and Bette Midler (Beaches, Fantasia) as Parental Guidance arrives here in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday May 27th, and thanks to Twentieth Century Fox, we have an exclusive deleted scene from the special features, which you can check out after the official synopsis:
Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), accustomed to calling the shots meets his match when his wife Diane (Bette Midler) eagerly accepts the opportunity to babysit their grandkids from type-a helicopter parents Alice (Marisa Tomei; The Wrestler, Crazy Stupid Love) and Phil (Tom Everett Scott; Law & Order; Southland) who are sent away for work.
Artie and Diane’s old fashioned methods and traditional parenting skills make babysitting a huge challenge in the face of their daughter and her husband’s distinctly 21st century approach. »
- Flickering Myth
Here's the latest TV casting news: Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) is set to star in The Comedians, a new comedy pilot on FX from showrunners Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development). Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus) will star in the Cinemax pilot, Quarry, based on the Max Allan Collins' book about a Vietnam veteran. Emma Roberts (Aquamarine) will join the cast of the third season of FX's horror anthology, American Horror Story: Coven. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up from THR comes the news that Crystal will star in The Comedians pilot, a half-hour FX comedy series that sees Crystal as "a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night comedy sketch show." Charles will direct the pilot. Also from THR is the word that Marshall-Green will play a Vietnam »
- Dave Trumbore
Last year, Kristen Wiig’s emotional SNL sendoff set a high water mark for cast member farewells. (Compare it to, say, the way Chris Kattan said goodbye with a “terrible re-enactment” of his SNL career during his last show 10 years ago.)
I’d say that mark was met — and possibly exceeded — by the closing sketch of tonight’s show, in which Fred Armisen (as punk rocker Ian Rubbish, first introduced when Vince Vaughn hosted a few weeks ago) sang a sweet original tune filled with simple, evocative lyrics like, “It’s been all right, I’ve had a lovely night. »
- Hillary Busis
Karen Gillan has undergone a Hollywood makeover as she attends Cannes Film Festival.
The former Doctor Who star appeared in a number of shots showcasing a chic and mature style as she prepares to appear in the city for the screening of her latest project.
Gillan's feature film Not Another Happy Ending will be shown at the festival. The movie, shot late last year in Glasgow, sees the Scottish actress in the role of Jane Lockhart, a writer who is struggling to pen a second novel following the success of her first.
The film also stars Stanley Weber, BAFTA-nominated actor Iain De Caestecker, Kate Dickie and Skins star Freya Mavor. It will premiere at the 67th Edinburgh Film Festival in June, following its screenings at Cannes.
In the days leading up to Wednesday, May 1st, Netflix subscribers scrambled to get through numerous titles on their Instant queues that were scheduled to disappear as part of their move to the Warner Archive Instant, easily the highest-profile to-date streaming archive owned and operated exclusively through a particular studio. With an expanding selection of films and television programs that range from classics like When Harry Met Sally to dozens of resurrected B-movies to truly hard-to-find films like Wim Wenders’s forgotten sci-fi epic Until the End of the World, the Warner Archive Instant is a treasure trove for any cinephile invested in the potential of the digital preservation and exhibition.*** Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the Warner Archive Insant is that its potential success should assuage fears about the digital conversion process and studios closing their vaults on repertory prints: here’s an example demonstrating how studios can utilize their back log »
- Landon Palmer
New York -- There are apparently a few more Sundays left in Billy Crystal.
"700 Sundays" was a Broadway success during the 2004-2005 season, playing to sold-out houses and winning a Tony Award for special theatrical experience. Crystal took it on the road, both in America and abroad.
Previews of its return engagement will begin Nov. 5 at the Imperial Theatre, with an opening night set for Nov. 13. The final performance is scheduled for Jan. 5.
In a statement, the New York-bred Crystal said the show – which makes its first return to New York since its Broadway debut – will mark its final performances.
"I've now decided to tell this story one last time in my own backyard, where it all took place, »
For about five years now there's been a script waiting to be produced called Winter's Discontent. The adult comedy has been described as follows: When Herb Winter's wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life. Last we heard back in 2009, Borat and The Dictator director Larry Charles was on board the project written by first-timer Paul Fruchbom and featured on last year's Black List. But now Deadline has word that In & Out and Death at a Funeral director Frank Oz is at the helm with Billy Crystal attached to lead the comedy. This is exactly the kind of project Crystal needs to reinvigorate his big screen career. The star of such favorites as When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers and The Princess Bride has only had Monsters Inc. to keep him relevant. Last year's abysmal »
- Ethan Anderton
It was a fluffy confection, for sure, but "Winston's Birthday" continued New Girl Season 2's winning streak.
Though this episode was full of comedic delights of all sorts - Rob Reiner! Schmidt doing the running man! - I was most struck by, well, how well Jess and Nick's relationship is going.
After their 1.5 seasons worth of confusion and ambivalence and aquarium-damaging make-out sessions, I thought their relationship would be just as sloppy and full of indecision as the flirting that proceeded it.
But this week, both Nick and Jess spoke quite highly of their potential for a serious relationship together - and made it clear that they planned on moving forward with things.
I had anticipated one (or both!) or them freaking out/ getting weird in the aftermath of the Boning Heard Round the (TV) World, so their ability to deal with sleeping together like mature adults who dig each »
- email@example.com (Gabrielle Moss)
There are few moments that will go down in history as true cinematic gold: the orgasm scene in "When Harry Met Sally," the great escape in "The Shawshank Redemption" and of course the rain-soaked kiss in "Spider-Man."
To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the release of "Spider-Man" (on May 3), we are taking a look back the iconic smooch between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson (played by Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst). The moment happens right after Spider-Man rescues Mary Jane (yet again) and she wants to show him her thanks. Though we doubt that logistically this kiss would go down so flawlessly in real life (they're fighting the force of gravity, people), we can't help but swoon at one of the most romantic moments the big-screen has ever seen.
Click through for the most iconic public kisses:
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- The Huffington Post
Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron, Cicely Tyson, Tom Sturridge among nominees (photo: Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy) The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in this year’s shortlist. (See also: “Tony Awards 2013: Scarlett Johansson, Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Chastain ‘Snubbed.’“) Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) is in the running for Best Actor in a Play for Lucky Guy, which is also up for the Best Play Tony Award. Written by Nora Ephron, who directed Hanks and Meg Ryan in two of their biggest box-office hits, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, Lucky Guy traces the rise, fall, and rebirth of New York tabloid columnist Mike McAlary. Ephron, among whose other film credits include the Meryl Streep / Amy Adams comedy Julie & Julia and, as a screenwriter, »
- Andre Soares
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes news on Herschell Gordon Lewis’s next film, Zombificador, details on a feature-length version of The Little Mermaid short film, a Truth or Dare teaser trailer, and much more:
Feature-Length Version of The Little Mermaid Announced: “The Little Mermaid is a live-action, supernatural thriller set in the 1930s Oklahoma dust bowl. This dark fantasy centers around a sideshow of “living aquatic oddities” in which the Little Mermaid herself is both a captive victim, and an incredibly powerful catalyst. As a character-driven thriller, the film transcends traditional indie “pick ‘em off in the dark one by one” offerings. Impacting each of the ensemble cast in a unique way, this is not the Little Mermaid you remember from your childhood!
In 2011, the principals of Done Four Productions produced a »
- Tamika Jones
Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Nora Ephron Prize goes to first-time filmmaker Meera Menon for ‘Farah Goes Bang’ First-time writer/director Meera Menon has received the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize, which includes a $25,000 cash prize, for Farah Goes Bang, playing in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s Viewpoints section. The Nora Ephron Prize is handed out to "work and talent that embody the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer." (Photo: Meera Menon’s Farah Goes Bang.) As described in the Tribeca festival’s press release, Farah Goes Bang "follows an awkward twenty-something who hits the road with her buddies to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to finally shed the long-unwanted virginity that still clings to her despite her best—and most uncomfortable—efforts. Crisscrossing the culturally divided nation at this decisive post-9/11 moment, these multicultural girls find themselves and »
- Anna Robinson
Time Out has put its heart on its sleeve and shouted its Brief Encounter infatuation from the rooftops. Will you join them in their lovebombing of the 68-year-old classic? Or have your tastes in romantic movies moved on?
Sam played it again, now it's our turn to plug in the turntable and petition you once more for your top romance films of all time. The peg? Time Out's 100 Most Romantic Films of all Time poll, which has been announced today, and which names Brief Encounter as the title most likely to get your heart a-flutter.
But by our reckoning, the Time Out folk are cruising for a bruising; when we came to the same conclusion three years ago, the readers felt we'd done them wrong, and suggested Casablanca was Mr Right when it came to romantic movies.
Do you feel the same? Has your taste for gin joints endured over the past three years? »
Eddy Friedfeld, Carl Reiner and Fran Zigman. (That's Mel Brooks on the phone). (Photo: Karen Caesar.)
By Eddy Friedfeld
The late great Larry Gelbart once said about his friend and colleague, the still great Carl Reiner: “Carl Reiner and my maid have a lot in common- they both abhor a vacuum.” Having spent time with Mr. Reiner, I can attest that Mr. Gelbart was spot on.
His newly released autobiography, I Remember Me, is a very entertaining and wonderful and inspiring collection of anecdotes. His third biography, following My Anecdotal Life and How Paul Robeson Saved My Life and Other Mostly Happy Stories, is a collection of funny and poignant, and extremely well-crafted stories range from friends and family, including his late wife of 65 years, Estelle (whose When Harry Met Sally iconic line “I’ll have what she’s having,” rated ahead of Humphrey Bogart’s Casablanca close “This »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
New York — The Tribeca Film Festival has created an award for female filmmakers in honor of the late Nora Ephron.
Tribeca announced the prize on Tuesday, on the eve of its 12th annual festival. The award will be presented to a woman writer or director, the festival said, "who embodies the spirit and vision" of Ephron.
Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal said in a statement that Ephron was "a great friend to the festival" and that she hoped the award "will inspire a new generation of women filmmakers and writers."
The $25,000 prize is eligible to filmmakers with films premiering in North America at Tribeca. »
The stage world's response to the death of Richard Griffiths shows certain theatrical traditions have an enduring relevance
A friend who went to see the Alan Bennett double bill Untold Stories on Tuesday night reported an unusual twist to the curtain call. Alex Jennings, who plays Bennett in the two short plays, silenced the applause from the audience and told them that, earlier that night, the lights in London's West End had been dimmed in memory of the actor Richard Griffiths, a "great friend and collaborator", who had died that week. As many involved in the production had worked with Griffiths – Jennings co-starred with him in Bennett's The Habit of Art – there was considerable emotion on stage. It was shared by many in the audience, who will have had their own long memories of the actor.
The ceremonies given to Griffiths – a brief darkening of the neon in the theatre »
- Mark Lawson
Last summer, sad news hit Hollywood with the sudden passing of Sleepless in Seattle director and When Harry Met Sally writer Nora Ephron. Though she won't be making anymore films, her legacy will live on in cinema for years to come. In addition, the life of Ephron will also be getting the film treatment thanks to HBO. According to THR, the cable network is working with Ephron's son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, to create an intimate documentary portrait of his mother which he will direct and co-produce. The film will be called Everything is Copy, based on something Ephron had taught her son at an early age. More below! if you don't know Bernstein, he wrote an amazing piece on his mother for The New York Times called Nora Ephron's Final Act. It's certainly a tearjerker, and it's easy to see how a documentary could capture the passion within that article, »
- Ethan Anderton
Almost a year after she passed away in June at the age of 71, Ephron herself is the subject of a movie, THR reports. HBO announced plans this week for a documentary about the celebrated writer.
Led by Ephron's son, Jacob Bernstein, the film will be called "Everything is Copy" and chronicle Ephron's life. Bernstein has signed on to direct and co-produce the film, with Nick Hooker also co-directing. Past HBO producers Matt Parker and Carly Hugo have signed on to producer as well. Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter will oversee the project as executive producer.
Ephron, who died of complications from myelodysplasia, worked on numerous films and made her mark with her witty writing and captivating movies. Ephron penned the screenplays for films such as "Heartburn," "You've Got Mail, »
- The Huffington Post
The late Nora Ephron is getting the documentary treatment at HBO. Ephron's son, journalist Jacob Bernstein, is developing what is being billed as an intimate portrait of his mother, the acclaimed writer/director known for such films as When Harry Met Sally …, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. He will direct and co-produce the project, titled Everything Is Copy, which was a lesson that her mother, also a self-reflective screenwriter, had taught her early on. Photos: From 'When Harry Met Sally' to 'Sleepless in Seattle': 11 Movies From Nora Ephron's Celebrated Career Nick Hooker will join Bernstein as a
- Lacey Rose
Tom Hanks reportedly got a bit emotional after his Broadway debut in the new show "Lucky Guy." The actor teared up as he remembered his close friend Nora Ephron, who wrote the play but passed away before she could see it hit the Great White Way.
"That was a tough moment. We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out onstage. I miss her. What more can you say?" Hanks tells The New York Post of the fact he was reduced to tears.
He adds of Ephron, "Nora was just a magnificent hang ... You could be working, and you could be talking about personal things, you could be on vacation and talking about cultural history, you could be having a very lazy breakfast and you would be talking about Saddam Hussein. Nora was ... fascinated by everything. She was always doing things that were so interesting. »
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