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Episode 92: Get Off That Crucifix and Cash That Check!
The Hobi Gang is without Blake this week but film critic and scab host Jeff Morris joins the guys! The guys talk the latest on Gotham and the surprise ending, how »
- Phil Wheat
Strictly Come Dancing is getting even more glitz and glamour than normal this weekend - it's Movie Week! The 14 remaining celebs and their partners will be going all Hollywood to perform to songs from the cinema, but what exactly can you expect?
Dance: Cha Cha
Song: 'Boogie Wonderland' - Happy Feet
Dance: American Smooth
Song: 'Unchained Melody' - Ghost
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: 'Eye of the Tiger' - Rocky
Song: 'Wash That Man' - South Pacific
Dance: Cha Cha
Song: 'Summer Nights' - Grease
Song: 'Writing's on the Wall' - Spectre
Song: 'I Wanna Be Loved By You' - Some Like It Hot
Song: 'Heaven Must Be Missing »
“If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you, and told you that that child would grow up totally evil, to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives…could you then kill that child?”
It’s a classic philosophical question, one that the average person would never truly have to face. Of course, The Doctor is not the average person, and as such, has to face it nearly constantly. But never so personally, and so literally as when a young boy calls for help…and The Doctor walks away.
The Magician’S Apprentice / The Witch’S Familiar
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Hettie MacDonald
The Doctor lands on a planet torn asunder by war, a war going on so long that it’s using progressively declining technology – space fighters are being shot at with bows and arrows. When a young boy is trapped in a mine field, »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Villordsutch reviews Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 1, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’…
The Doctor: “I try never to understand, it’s called an open mind”
Finally! It feels like it has been far too long since Doctor Who was last on and now it returns to our television screens. For what seems like more than the normal year away we – the Whovians – and the general viewing audience have now something to actually live for on a Saturday night again.
As we left Series 8, the world wasn’t wine and roses for our travellers[review here]. While the cracks appeared to be smoothed over in the Christmas episode, these now seem to be gaping chasms.
The Magician’s Apprentice opened to a muddy plain, with what appeared to be a World War One bi-plane firing lasers at two men, who were brandishing nothing more than a bow and arrow. It’s here one of the »
Julia Roberts is getting political! The actress opens up about her beliefs in the October issue of Allure magazine, where she also dishes about her A-list pals and working with her husband. While Roberts doesn't directly reveal whether or not she'll be voting for Democratic front runner Hilary Clinton, she is excited to see a woman in the White House. "It is a tricky little topic…For me, as a woman in this world with a family and a job…not that I think she would be 'a president for women,' but I think her point of view is critical in this time when we are 51 percent of the population, and somehow the paradigm shift isn't really happening,' she explains. "I would love to see more of what she has to offer in service to this country." Roberts also has some thoughts when it comes to actresses and ageism in Hollywood. »
- tooFab Staff
[Update 9/16/15 - 2:50Pm Edt] Matt Damon has issued an apology. It’s not a very Good apology though. After getting heat for his statements about diversity behind the camera on the HBO reality show “Project Greenlight,” Damon issued an official statement clarifying his belief we “need […] more diverse filmmakers making movies.” So far, so good. But then Damon falls into the common trap of “sorry you got your feelings hurt.” From an official statement obtained by The Wrap. “My comments were part of a much broader conversation about diversity in Hollywood and the fundamental nature of “Project Greenlight” which did not make the show. I am sorry that they offended some people, but, at the very least, I am happy that they started a conversation about diversity in Hollywood. That is an ongoing conversation that we all should be having.” While it’s understandably human nature to deflect responsibility, putting the onus on the »
- Donna Dickens
Pretty Woman cast reunite for film's 25th anniversary
"It was 11 o' clock at night. I drove up from behind, I looked out the curtain from the big amphitheater where the screening was," Gere told HuffPost Live of a screening of the movie at a recent film festival.
"There were 7,000 people there! And I looked under the lights - most of them are under 25 that somehow knew this movie.
"It had a life way beyond... certainly what we thought when we were making it."
He added of the legacy of the film: "It's magic. You can't programme it. If you could there'd be a thousand of them now. »
Sigh, they grow up so fast! Julia Roberts and her husband, Danny Moder, took their adorable kids to an event this past weekend, and they're so big! The Pretty Woman star and her hubby of 13 years brought their twins Finn and Hazel, 10, and youngest son Henry, 8, to support champion surfer Kelly Slater as he launched his new menswear brand, Outerknown, at Harry Gesner's beach house in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 29. Roberts, 47, who looked beautiful in black shorts and a matching top, flanked [...] »
In a way, Masters of Sex is always about Bill and Virginia lying to one other — about their feelings, about their needs, about the nature of their work together and their relationship. But we've never seen Gini lie to Bill quite as seamlessly as she does from a Las Vegas hotel bed with Dan Logan, faking the flu and letting Bill "talk her into" staying home from work for a few days. "It's important," she explains to Dan, "for Bill to think that it was his idea." She's really quite good at it.But Gini's perfectly healthy, and Dan's arranged a Pretty Woman–style menu of morning activities for her: a Swedish massage, personal shopping appointment, and trip to the hotel's hair salon. She immediately cancels all three, settles in at a slot machine instead, and is immediately intrigued by the way people's actions when they win a jackpot mirror »
- Lauren Hoffman
The film has no official release date yet, but there's a decent chance it might be March 6, 2016 - Mother's Day next year - in the UK. »
When it comes to Julia Roberts, the biggest thing on our minds is Secret in Their Eyes, the upcoming drama about a mother losing her daughter and the emotional toll it takes. The trailer teases a stirring performance from the Oscar-winning actress, but she.s got another film on her slate that.s starting to generate even more buzz, particularly through the stellar casting. Mother.s Day, a comedy starring Roberts from her Runaway Bride and Pretty Woman director Gary Marshall, is forming a star-studded cast alongside the headliner. Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis are already starring in the film with Roberts, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Timothy Olyphant of Justified, Britt Robertson of Tomorrowland, and Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars have also boarded the project. With Aniston in the role of Sandy, Timothy Olyphant, best known for playing the lead role of Raylan Givens in »
Long before he was host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher was just another comedian trying to make it big in show business. This required that he have his fair share of bad movie roles (and bad '80s hair). Case in point: Pizza Man. Written by the guy behind Pretty Woman, the movie starred Maher as Elmo Bunn, a pizza delivery man notorious for never having been stiffed on an order. »
- Noah Stallings
From France With Love: Gender And Identity In French Romantic Comedy
By Mary Harrod (I. B. Tauris, £62/ $99)264 pages. Hardback. Isbn: 9781784533588
Review by Diane Rodgers
French romantic comedy has been enjoying something of a popularity boom, beginning slowly in the 1990s and showing no sign of waning two decades later. The 'comédie romantique' (still a relatively new term in the French language) now firmly standardised as a popular film genre in France. The rom-com genre has outperformed all others financially, responsible for around 50% of domestic box office takings and the lion's share of French film production. So why, Mary Harrod poses, has the area been so badly neglected by scholarly research?
This book is not, perhaps, for those with a casual or passing interest in the genre; some degree of academic knowledge and awareness of related literature is assumed here. However, throughout the study, Harrod makes a strong case for academic »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
UKTV ratings roundup - data supplied by Barb
Celebrity Masterchef is really starting to heat up, as the latest episode peaked with 4.63 million (25.2%) viewers on BBC One.
As we close in on the final, the cooking competition drew an average audience of 4.06 million (21.8%) between 8.30pm and 10pm.
One channel over, the First Night of the Proms played to 800k (4.3%) at 8pm, while The Perfect Morecambe & Wise followed with 640k (3.9%) immediately after.
With 2.53 million viewers (14.2%), Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of the Sun was ITV's highest-rated show outside of soaps at 8pm, followed by 2.17 million (11.8%) for Doc Martin at 9pm.
Over on Channel 4, Location, Location, Location was seen by 970k (5.2%) at 8pm, »
Julia Roberts ''never gives direction'' to her hairstylist and makeup artist. Genevieve Herr has been doing the 47-year-old actress' red carpet make-up for over a dozen years, and has revealed Julia has absolutely no input when it comes to her hair and face, allowing the ''experts'' to do their work. The make-up artist said: ''Julia never gives directions. She says, 'You're the experts,' and she sits there and is 100 percent all ours.'' Genevieve - who has also worked on actress Katie Holmes - revealed Julia is ''always laughing'', and, with this in mind, opted for ''fun'' pink lips when it came to the Lancome ambassador celebrating the beauty brand's 80th birthday in Paris. She said: ''Julia is always laughing, so I try to keep her makeup fun because that fits her personality.'' For the special day, Genevieve also used a weightless foundation, due to the 'Pretty Woman' actress being ''older'', »
There are a special collection of films that the masses tend to endlessly gravitate around; films that the collective human race are somehow pre-programmed to re-watch over and over again on a regular basis, for no reason other than: “This… again!”
You know the films. Romantic comedies slapped with slightly suggestive two-word titles like Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Lengthy, hopeful dramas with life-affirming messages such as The Shawshank Redemption. Mainstream flicks with just a hint of edginess, like Fight Club. And, of course… anything that Christopher Nolan turns out.
Not that there’s anything nothing wrong with these particular movies; they’re popular for a reason, and people go back to them time and time again because they offer up a sense of tried and tested goodness – they’re comforting, like your favourite hot meal.
But whereas a lot of very popular motion pictures deserve their good reputations, »
- Sam Hill
It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and Oj Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented movies included Pixar's first movie Toy Story, the Disney musical Pocahontas — and Kids, in which wayward, stoned teens fuck each other senseless and head-stomp random strangers.
It might be hard to remember just how notorious Larry Clark's indie-skater odysey was. The movie grossed a modest $7 million at the box office that summer — a wild success when you account for the fact that it »
As the Karlovy Vary Film Festival celebrates its 50th edition, artistic director Karel Och is wrapping his fifth as head of the Czech Republic-based event (though he’s been involved in one capacity or another since 2001). Reflecting back on how Karlovy Vary has changed since he took charge, Och has reason to be proud of the fest’s jubilee year — and optimistic about those to come.
Last year, attendance was up 30%, thanks in part to the way two Czech holidays fell during the nine-day event, setting a daunting bar to beat this time around — and yet the festival managed, drawing an estimated 40,000 people to the streets of Karlovy Vary, kicking off with an open-air opening bash where everyone in town was invited to party in the streets outside the Thermal Hotel (though black-tie VIPs still managed to sequester themselves in the city’s picturesque Grand Hotel Pupp, where first-day festivities »
- Peter Debruge
By Alex Simon
Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C. As man-made substitutes such as rhinestones, moissanite, and cubic zirconium started making the market for seemingly-precious stones more, well, precious, so did the real thing become more dramatic to seek out on film. Here are a few of the most sought after, revered and iconic pieces of jewelry dramatized for our viewing pleasure.
Heart of the Ocean—Titanic
James Cameron’s box office champ offered up one eye-popping set piece after the other, not the least of which was Kate Winslet’s greatest asset. Get your mind out of the gutter! We’re talking about the legendary Heart of the Ocean necklace worn by her character, Rose. Lore has it that the diamond was originally owned by »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Garry Marshall's latest ensemble comedy will remain in the same vein as the previous two films by intertwining holiday-themed vignettes.
Julia Roberts will stop at nothing to catch her daughter's killer in Secret in Their Eyes trailer
This time around, the plot will revolve around the stories of mums of various ages as Mother's Day nears, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Roberts has apparently already reached a deal to reunite with her Pretty Woman director Marshall on this latest project.
No release date for the project has been announced yet.
Watch the New Year's Eve trailer below: »
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