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Perhaps the only news of note this week is that in a move echoing what they did with Breaking Bad, Netflix has swooped in and gained rights to the TV series of From Dusk Til Dawn made in the states for Robert Rodriguez’s new El Rey network cable channel. Netflix will stream the episodes the day after they air in the states every week, curiously they are still billing this as ‘A Netflix Original’ when this isn’t the case necessarily. I have no idea as to the quality of this, the film From Dusk Til Dawn was one of my favourites when I was a teenager but how you drag that out into a ten part TV show I don’t know, let alone a possible second series. I watched the trailer and it looks solid and well-made as opposed to a cheap cash in and features Don Johnson »
- Chris Holt
Guess what unforgettable movie about people wanting to forget is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary?
Have you ever thought about what your favorite shot from it is? Or which shot best represents the movie as a whole? Have you ever wondered how it can possibly be that the cinematographer Ellen Kuras has only done 4 narrative features in the ten years since?
You know where this is going right?!
Break out the bubbly because "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" returns on March 18th (We're moving it to Tuesdays at 9 Pm to give people the weekend to screen the movies and be ready!). If you're new to the blog or haven't yet experimented with actually participating, I guarantee a good time. Everyone who has participating religiously has said that they've gotten a ton out of it. Plus it proves the point 'the more the merrier' because the best episodes offer »
- NATHANIEL R
3 Notes. Oh don't click away you have time to read them. And yes I'll be live tweeting and a little light blogging tonight
01. Like The Film Experience on Facebook. Follow Nathaniel on Twitter, Pinterest? Why am I so needy? It's like this: Once Oscar night wraps up I experience something like a free fall; help me pull that parachute string.
02. We're here all year -- it's not just an Oscar site so don't abandon us if you're exhausted by Oscar shenanigans. There's only one more week of it, recapping this year's Oscars, filmbitching, and we'll close out the annual festivities with that Supporting Actress Smackdown we promised (yes, the one I flubbed that you've been impatient for). After that one eye returns to brand new movies and pinch of tv and the other to occasional trips back to favored oldies in A Year With Kate, Seasons of Bette, and Hit Me. »
- NATHANIEL R
Think Project Runway, but with creatures!
That’s one way you could describe the new Syfy series Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, on which 10 aspiring creature creators compete to bring the wildest beasts they can think of to life. EW has an exclusive first look at a promo for the series, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how some of these creatures are made.
Brian Henson, chairman of the Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson’s son, will serve as lead judge on the series. Creature designers Beth Hathaway (Jurassic Park, The Walking Dead, and Edward Scissorhands) and »
- Jake Perlman
It's impossible to deny the impact that composer Danny Elfman has had in the world of cinema and it's felt significantly in his work with director Tim Burton. Elfman has composed the music for all of Elfman's films, acting as his own John Williams to Steven Spielberg. The two have collaborated on a number of great (and not so great) films. Arguably the most memorable of those collaborations would be for 1990's Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp and Winona »
- Paul Shirey
Johannesburg, Feb. 17: The Make-up and Hair Stylists Guild awards recently honoured Johnny Depp with a special award.
'The Pirates of the Caribbean' actor said, while accepting the award, that it is a great honor for him.
Depp also praised the work of makeup artists saying that they've helped him find the root of each character that he has. »
- Arun Pandit
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment proudly announces the home entertainment release of the heartwarming drama Saving Mr. Banks, arriving on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on March 18, 2014.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson bring to life the untold true story about the origins of one of the most treasured Disney classics of all time. John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) directs this acclaimed film, which reveals the surprising backstory behind the making of Mary Poppins. Determined to fulfill a promise to his daughters, Walt Disney (Hanks) tries for twenty years to obtain the rights to author P.L. Travers' (Thompson) beloved book. Armed with his iconic creative vision, Walt pulls out all the stops, but the uncompromising Travers won't budge. Only when he reaches into his own complicated childhood does Walt discover the truth about the ghosts that haunt Travers, and together, the set Mary Poppins free.
When host Tom Arnold paused for a “special moment,” a video of Chris Heller dancing and singing to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” played on the big screen. Afterwards Heller got down on one knee and propose to his boyfriend of four years, Ryan Sirois, 30. Neither were artists being honored at the evening’s event, but Heller was a friend of someone who helped put the awards show together.
The evening, at the Paramount Studios Theater on Saturday, was a long time coming, as this was the first make-up and hairstyle awards show in ten years.
Arnold opened the ceremony with a top 10 list of things only make-up and hair stylists have to deal with. The list included requests such as, »
- Francesca Bacardi
Johnny Depp was honored at Saturday's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Awards, where he explained why his movie roles so often involve major transformations. From Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Alice in Wonderland and The Lone Ranger, the actor reflected on his history of going undercover as he received the first-ever Distinguished Artisan Award. See highlights of his speech here! »
- Shari Weiss
Johnny Depp has described being awarded a prize from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild as a "great honour".
The actor collected the inaugural Distinguished Artisan Award last night (February 15) during a ceremony at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
Upon collecting the award, the 50-year-old joked about some of the "ridiculous" roles he has played over the course of his career.
"This is a great honour, but glancing up at the screen I realise what a ridiculous thing I've done," he said. "I mean seriously, why do they still give me jobs?
"I've done a lot of things. I should probably apologise for a few, but I won't."
He continued: "I try something different each time as »
One of the downsides of living in a movie landmark with a half-mile long driveway is that obsessed fans who can’t get a satisfactory peek from the road will occasionally think nothing about rolling up to your front door. Jim Lutz and Alex Carrillo have lived in their 100-year old farmhouse in Manor, Texas, since 1977, raising five children, running a jewelry business, and occasionally lending their rustic home to a movie or television production. But the tourists who come knocking aren’t imposing on their hospitality because of Roadie, the 1980 movie starring Art Carney and Meat Loaf that filmed there. »
- Jeff Labrecque
A few years ago I wrote a piece on my blog Day of the Woman about unrealistic horror couples, this isn’t to be confused with “worst horror couples” or like what Ryan Turek over at Shock Till You Drop posted, “Doomed Horror Romances.” Instead, I wanted to focus on couples in horror movies that really have no business being together. Some of these couples I’m judging from the shallow perspective of appearances, but some of these couples just don’t seem compatible. Now that I’m a little older and a little more in tune to what actually makes for a good relationship, I’ve re-vamped and revitalized this list just in time for everyone’s favorite holiday developed by the greeting card industry. Note: If you and your significant other resemble any of the couples we make fun of, we’re not making fun of you…we »
- BJ Colangelo
Over the course of his film career, Johnny Depp has appeared in a number of unconventional roles, most notably as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but also as the titular character in Edward Scissorhands and as Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Many fans of the actor were intrigued to learn that his next foray would be into science fiction, as he signed on to the lead role in Transcendence. The film is written by Jack Paglen, and directed by Wally Pfister, and Depp stars alongside Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara, and Cillian Murphy. A new trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
If you hadn't heard, this is "Psych's" final season (we know, we're upset too), but it's going out with a bang. There is nary a misstep between now and the series finale on March 26. Wednesday's (Feb. 5) episode starts the countdown to the end off right, with Dulé Hill's magnum opus as Burton Guster.
When John Russell, a man living a carbon-copy of Gus' life, dies in an apparent suicide, Gus is bound and determined to prove that he (Gus Russ) didn't kill himself. It was a ton of fun watching Gus be the head detective for once, since nobody believes him that Russell was actually murdered.
There's also the introduction of Emanuelle (Kali Hawk), a private detective and love interest for Gus. Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of her. It was also awesome to see Gus throw off the shackles of Central Coast Pharmaceuticals after all these years. »
“Rule number three is the hardest,” Halsey says. “It has a lot to do with dealing with producers and directors about material. Telling the truth is hard.”
After getting a job in the mailroom at Warner Bros., Halsey eventually worked his way up and has served as an editor on numerous popular films, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sister Act” and “Rocky.”
Halsey says one of the fondest memories of his editing career is working on location with his wife, Colleen.
“We were co-editors on ‘Edward Scissorhands,’ ” Halsey says. “We were on location in Florida at a place called Saddlebrook, which is a golf and tennis resort.”
The avid tennis player says playing the sport is also how he first got to know writer-director-actor Paul Mazursky.
“I invited him to »
- Andrea Seikaly
Tom Sherak, the longtime film marketing and distribution exec who led the Academy of Motion Pictures Art & Sciences through a period of innovation and change, died Tuesday in Calabasas, Calif. after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 68.
His family sent a statement through the Academy: “Tom lived his life as an open book. He opened his heart and let the world in, and anyone who was lucky enough to know him knew first hand the power of his love. He gave everything he had to help others, regardless of whether or not he knew them. Tom is a true hero in our lives who has a star on the sidewalk and wings to fly. We love him so very much.”
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson also issued statements: “In the more than 30 years I’ve known Tom, his passionate support of and excitement about the motion picture business, »
- Carmel Dagan
Actor to be inaugural recipient of Distinguished Artisan Award bestowed by Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, while American Hustle recognised for wig work
From Edward Scissorhands' gothic pallor to Jack Sparrow's guyliner-friendly swashbuckling, his rose-tinted Mad Hatter to his dazzle-painted Tonto, Johnny Depp has always been partial to a bit of greasepaint. And now all those hours in the makeup chair have been rewarded, with the Distinguished Artisan award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild.
This is a new awards category from the industry body, which celebrates an actor who has made particularly artistic collaborations with hair and makeup specialists. The award will be presented by Joel Harlow, the Oscar-winning make-up artist who worked with Depp on The Lone Ranger and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies as well as the fortcoming Transcendence.
"Makeup and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
The 64th Annual Ace Eddie Awards ceremony will take place on February 7 in Los Angeles. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Johnny Depp will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, at their awards ceremony, as announced today by guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert. The awards ceremony, returning after a hiatus of 10 years, will be held on February 15, 2014, at Paramount Studios. Joel Harlow, Depp’s make-up artist, will present the award. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the Diamond Level Sponsor and the Official Cocktail Reception Sponsor.
“Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award. He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters. Depp has constantly been an outstanding supporter of our crafts, ultimately respectful and appreciative of our members’ abilities and generous with his creative collaboration. A great artist himself, he allows others to shine,” said Cabral-Ebert.
Johnny Depp is one of the most prominent actors working today. »
- Michelle McCue
Johnny Depp will receive the first ever distinguished artisan award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which return after a 10-year hiatus, will take place on Feb. 15 at Paramount Studios.
The distinguished artisan award is given to those whose body of work in the film industry was richly enhanced by the consistent collaboration of make-up and hair styling artistry, creating memorable characters throughout their career.
“Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award,” guild president Susan Cabral-Ebert said in a statement. “He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters…A great artist himself, he allows others to shine.”
Movies in which Depp’s most notable characters who have been enhanced by make-up artistry appear in include “Edward Scissorhands, »
- Francesca Bacardi
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