Career Opportunities (1991)
10) Uncle Buck (1989)
John Candy played the title role of a lovable oaf whose babysitting skills are put to the test in this lightweight yet undeniably funny family comedy. The fifth of eight Hughes films in which he appeared, Candy showed winning chemistry with 9-year old Macaulay Culkin in what remains a career highlight. Though a 1990 “Uncle Buck” sitcom starring Kevin Meaney
Creative industries – from advertising and fashion to film and video games – employ 2 million people in the UK, according to the Confederation of British Industry, which says it is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country.
Career opportunities in media and the arts have never been better, and universities have been quick to seize the moment, adding hundreds of new courses.
The good news is you don't have to have studied a creative subject for your first degree to be accepted on a postgraduate course. The National Film and Television School (Nfts) actively seeks graduates from different academic backgrounds for its range of two-year master's degrees, which includes cinematography, directing animation, sound design and screenwriting.
The aim is to encourage innovators who will do interesting things, says Jon Weinbren, the Nfts's head of games design and development.
Greetings from the apocalypse! Hopefully this isn't the end, but I have to depart the sandblasted pages of this column for a brief sojourn across the wasteland. With a little luck, a lot of gasoline and the aid of a gangly autogyro pilot I should find my way back in a few months time, but until then enjoy this last weekend column … for now.
Friday, August 2
Pow! In Theaters
As I wrote earlier this week for Film.com, "2 Guns" will without a doubt take its place among the pantheon of extremely forgettable Denzel Washington action movies. Hell, the trailer could have been one of those parodies from the beginning of "Tropic Thunder.
Viewer's of Nashville, More4's imported country-music soap, will expect ripe melodrama from the season one finale. Its conflagration of emotional tangles and record company wrangles is sure to be, well, like a country song. It's even named after one: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive. That title – also the name of the final single released by tragic country legend Hank Williams in 1953 – suggests something really heavy. But only to those who care to look it up; typically for such TV dramas, the title doesn't appear on screen. It's one for the writers – and the hardcore who supplement their enjoyment by consulting online episode guides.
They will already know that each of Nashville's last 20 episodes is titled after a Hank tune, just as jazzbos
Carey Mulligan will soon be channeling Nicole Kidman in "To Die For" as she signs on to play a femme fatale in the dark crime comedy, "Nancy and Danny," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Drive" beauty will star as a money-hungry woman who, after her big-city dreams go up in smoke, engages in a get-rich-quick scheme in order to land an old high school crush. Things probably go quite awry.
Speaking of Nicole Kidman, Variety reports that Tim Roth is set to join her in the rather bizarre true-life tale, "Grace of Monacco." The film follows Oscar winner Grace Kelly and her husband, Monaco's Prince Rainier III (Roth), who is charged by French leader Charles de Gaulle to reform Monaco's tax laws in six months' time.
The two actors have both had steady careers, with Mulroney sticking mostly to character roles on the big screen ("Zodiac," "J. Edgar") while McDermott found fame on the boob tube starring in hit shows like "The Practice," "Dark Blue" and Ryan Murphy's current FX series "American Horror Story."
What would happen if these two went toe-to-toe for nine electrifying rounds in our ring of pop culture minutiae? With McDermott set to join Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis on the election trail in "The Campaign" this week, there's no better time than the present.
Best Movie Role
Dermot Mulroney: Randall Hertzel, "About Schmidt" (2002)
Dylan McDermott: Secret Service Agent Al D'Andrea, "In the Line of Fire" (1993)
First, check out this clip where Michael Rooney talks about working on The Muppets:
Clip “I’ve Got Everything That I Need” From The Muppets
DanceOn is the premier dance video entertainment network designed for dancers and non-dancers alike, featuring news, entertainment and community programming in the dance category.
Through the creation of multi-platform, mainstream dance content, DanceOn strives to
Create Career Opportunities for Members of the Dance Community Produce Promotional Vehicles for Dance Artists, Music Artists, and Filmmakers Expose a Wide
According to Variety, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Hyland have joined Colfer and co-star Allison Janney of "West Wing" and "Juno" fame in the indie picture. The film concerns "Colfer's character being struck and killed by a bolt of lightning and is told in flashback. It chronicles his exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he's publishing."
Sounds like some juicy material, with plenty of quirk for these three character actors to sink their teeth into. Hendricks is, of course, the head-turning red head bombshell who puts the va-va-va-voom into AMC's "Mad Men,
DanceOn, the YouTube partnership channel exclusive to dance videos, released their on-set look at this fall.s highly anticipated Disney film, The Muppets. Five-time MTV Video Music Award winning choreographer Michael Rooney delves into the four dance numbers in the film, which feature leading actors Jason Segal, Amy Adams and Chris Cooper.plus Michael.s future dance plans with Miss Piggy!
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover
Industry experts from animation and media are expected to participate in the seminar on the latest trends and future of the Animation industry. The festival aims to create a thorough awareness on the rapidly increasing career opportunities in the animation arena in India.
The venues for the festival will be Seminar Hall-Kerala Press Academy, and Ems Library Theater. It is being jointly organized by Toon Arts India, Kerala Cartoon Academy, Kerala Press Academy, Rachana Visual Media, metromatinee.com and Directorate Of Film Festivals, I&B Ministry, Government Of India.
Aniyug ’2011 – Programme Schedule
25th February 2011
Venue-1-Seminar Hall-Kerala Press Academy
11 Am: Inauguration
11.30 Am-01.30Pm: Introduction to Animation World. Cartoonist Jose Joseph.
Film by Cartoonist (late)Abu Abraham (no arks), and Other short animation films followed by discussion.
01.30 Pm to 2Pm: Lunch Break.
But of course, why limit yourself to just what's playing in the first-run theater near you? We've also included a look at the films that will be playing Anywhere But a Movie Theater (online, on demand, and on DVD) in the next few months,
My view has always been — and I've stated this here before — that since I am a film composer to the bone, there is nothing else that I will ever do, or could do. How hard I am willing to work to maintain what I have achieved in the time that I've been actively pursuing my composing career as well as the work it is going to take to get me where I want to be in 10 years is something that I am willing to undertake no matter the cost, immediate family notwithstanding.
“Shut up! Listen! Learn!” — Buddy
Weakness, and power, or the illusion of power… however you want to spin it, Swimming With Sharks is all about survival of the fittest amidst the hounds of Hollywood. All the stories, the rumors, the gossip that emits radioactive frequency of negativity and cruelty, it all comes to life here in George Huang’s sharply written and unabashedly dark comedy about life in Hollywood as a schmuck assistant.
Swimming With Sharks stars Frank Whaley (Broken Arrow, Red Dragon) as Guy, an characteristically mannered and innocent young man from up-state New
Mix an early-20s Jennifer Connelly, a cameo by John Candy, a plot that involves teenagers physically trapped in a building -- thus forcing them to spend time with one another, confront stereotypes and (inevitably) fall in love -- and then add a cross-promotion with Target that is basically an integrated marketer’s wet-dream. What is this crazy thing, you ask? John Hughes’ classic romantic teenage comedy, “Career Opportunities”.
The 1991 film, overshadowed for many by Hughes’ other monster early '90s releases ("Home Alone," "Dutch"), stars Frank Whaley, a charismatic goofball of an actor. He's got a million cameos under his belt and only a few starring roles -- most notably, “Swimming with Sharks," which co-stars Kevin Spacey.
Whaley plays Jim Dodge, a college-aged but degree-less nerdy suburbanite who can’t hold a job. After a stern talking-to from his parents, Jim secures employment as the overnight
Hughes died while taking a morning walk during a trip to Manhattan to visit family.
He made a teen star of Molly Ringwald with 1984's "Sixteen Candles," about a girl's nightmarish birthday on the eve of her sister's wedding. Ringwald also starred in "Breakfast Club," about a group of high school misfits during Saturday detention, and "Pretty in Pink." He also wrote and produced 1990's "Home Alone."
Hughes lived in Illinois and set many of his films in the Chicago area.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy, two sons, John and James, and four grandchildren.
A John Hughes filmography follows:
Curly Sue (1991)
Uncle Buck (1989)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Weird Science (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
By: Monika Bartyzel
Warning: Even though this isn't about sex, it's about sexiness, so some content might not be suitable for work, or for young/impressionable/anti-sexual readers.
There's a vast sea of in-your-face sex on film -- close-up penile shots from the likes of Brown Bunny, real sex in Shortbus, porn penis in Romance -- and those are just the moments that capture the real deal. There's also all the simulated sex from the infamous prosthetic in Boogie Nights to the sexual addiction of A Dirty Shame.
Yet in this barrage of real and almost-real sex, there's tons of sexy scenes that do just as well without the actual act of copulation. And I'm not talking about a scene like Mulholland Drive, where
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