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Let us not forget: Susan Sarandon has street cred. The 68-year-old Academy Award winner, who is a staunch supporter of marijuana legalization, took to Twitter on Wednesday after listening to A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson's hit "1Train," in which the Thelma and Louise star receives a shout-out. "Hey @asvpxrocky & @ActionBronson thx for the shout out on "1Train," the Tammy star, who also happens to be a grandmother, wrote. "Not sure what it means, but let's blaze one & talk about it some time." Coolest grandma ever?! Video: Susan Sarandon admits she was "stoned" at "almost all" Hollywood award shows In »
Susan Sarandon is planning a 'Thelma and Louise' ''reunion tour''. The 68-year-old actress has revealed she and the rest of the cast - which included Geena Davis and Brad Pitt - are in talks to get back together for the 25th anniversary of the 1991 road trip film, directed by Sir Ridley Scott. Susan said: ''We're talking about doing some sort of reunion tour or something. I saw a screening a few years ago in Toronto, at their lovely theater up there, and the print was so beautiful. Ridley really put us in a heroic vista there. It's just gorgeous, the film. You have to give Ridley credit.'' Meanwhile, the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' star defended Ariana Grande over the video footage of her licking a doughnut in a shop, for which the 'Problem' singer later apologised and claimed she was making a point about the food industry. »
It feels like only yesterday that Game of Thrones came back but here we are folks, at the final episode already. I’ve only just learnt how to spell everyone’s names again! What an episode, and bombshell to end on!
One of the best things about the show is of course the audience participation, we love to talk about Game of Thrones. And although today it’s killed us to wait until the evening UK transmission, we’re here to chat about all the inevitable twists, turns and tragic deaths in our Blog of Thrones.
Be warned, only read on if you have seen the final episode of season five, Mother’s Mercy, as this article contains spoilers.
Writers: David Benioff, D. B Weiss
Directors: David Nutter
Synopsis: Stannis marches. »
- Kat Smith
Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 10: “Mother’s Mercy”
Directed by David Nutter
Airs Sundays at 9pm Et on HBO
It’s only fitting that Game of Thrones ends its most mercurial season to date with a finale made up almost entirely of exclamation points. “Mother’s Mercy” manages a strange trick; it’s somehow both stunning and underwhelming, shocking and not-at-all-shocking. It neatly encapsulates everything that’s wonderful and sort of terrible about Game of Thrones as it lurches into the television equivalent of middle age.
Where the rest of the season has zoomed in on a few plots at a time, “Mother’s Mercy” spends a little time on everyone, a series of mostly-sadistic payoffs that may – or may not – turn the page on many long-running stories. Have you noticed that I’m using tentative language a lot here? Game of Thrones »
- Simon Howell
We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...
This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.
If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...
The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.
So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »
HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" would not be complete without Funny or Die's equally important recap series "Gay of Thrones", narrated by the impressively succinct and opinionated Jonathan Van Ness. Read More: Watch: If You Missed 'Game of Thrones' This Week, 'Gay of Thrones' Will Fill You In On Episode 8 If you missed this week's episode, or just want an extra side of sass with your weekly "GoT" fix, check out the recap replete with spot-on celebrity nicknames for your favorite characters. Watch as Jonathan and guest star Julie Brister swiftly round up all the important points of the episode, including the time that Solange (Missandei) and Christina Aguilera (Daenerys) had a total "Thelma and Louise" moment. "Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO. ("Gay of Thrones" goes live on Funny or Die the Tuesday following.) Read More: Watch: Love 'Game of Thrones'? Here's Funny or Die's 'Gay of. »
- Sarah Choi
Nestled away just off embankment in London sits Whitehall Place. Amongst the opulence and heritage sits ‘The Corinthia’. A hotel for which the phrase ‘five star’ was invented and also where I met Tess Morris. Diane Keaton fan, When Harry Met Sally expert and lover of Duran Duran. Someone who is funny, knowledgeable and above all screenwriter for new rom-com Man Up.
Mc: So in terms of your writing do you have a writing routine… so when you wake up in the morning and, you know, apart from your ablutions?
Tm: Apart from my ablutions which are obviously very important…umm..not really I think I’m supposed to say yes, but I don’t really have like a sort of set routine. I think it would probably help if I did but I tend to work quite well like very early. »
- Gary Collinson
We love Nashville, so we're very excited indeed that the third season is about to hit UK screens! Who doesn't want a bit of country music with added drama in their lives? To celebrate its return, we caught up with Sam Palladio - also known as Gunnar - to find out a bit more about what drama we can expect in the new episodes (lots, it sounds like)...
Are you excited about season three coming over to the UK?
"Very, very excited. I get told off a lot on Twitter by fans that follow me when I'm tweeting about episodes that are going out back in the States. 'Sam, shut up, I'm going to unfollow you if you don't stop spoiling the show!' So I have to occasionally apologise – 'I'm sorry guys, they make me do it!'"
The last time we saw Gunnar, he was trying to persuade Scarlett to stay in Nashville. »
Blunt is set to star as Raylene Jackson, a stubborn but vulnerable and determined American woman with a chip on her shoulder who dreams of becoming a champion bull-rider.
Supported by an old-time trainer out to redeem himself and a hustler promoter, Jackson battles through heartbreak, prejudice, broken dreams and bones to get reach the top of the sport.
Embankment Films will launch the project among buyers in advance of the Cannes market, with the team aiming to shoot in autumn 2015. CAA handles domestic rights.
Longi told ScreenDaily how he was inspired to write the script after a recent road-trip across America led him »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Summer time is here! And, if you’re a mom, you know what that means: long, hot days and hard work. Maybe a migraine or two. That’s right, school’s out, everyone! Luckily, the multiplex offers plenty of opportunities for moms to beat the heat and get away for a girls' night out this summer. Cinema is called escapism for a reason. Hot Pursuit (opens May 8). Women flocked to see Thelma and Louise, so imagine a funny version where heroines Sofia Vergara and...
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Written and Directed by Patricia Rozema
There is an oft-repeated story about filmmaker Patricia Rozema’s introduction to the cinema. Raised in a family of Dutch Calvinists in Kingston, Ontario, she was not allowed to attend her first film until the age of 16, when a date took her to see The Exorcist. In interviews, Rozema confided that she was haunted by the movie’s terrifying images for days afterward.
The media focused on her unusual film-going past when her directorial debut, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, became an unexpected Canadian and international smash in 1987. It was commonly referenced to underscore her ironic choice of career given the circumstances.
However, the anecdote has more personal relevance for me. In a way, it’s a mirror image of my own experience seeing Rozema’s third film, When Night Is Falling, when it was released in 1995. I »
- A.R. Wilson
FX has officially put in a pilot order for a new series from Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. News of the duo, who previously collaborated on the 2014 feature Obvious Child, working on a show for the channel was previously announced, and the formal order also solidifies the involvement of Obvious Child star Jenny Slate in the series, as a co-lead with For a Good Time, Call… star Ari Graynor.
FX had this to say about the show.
The pilot is an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Jenny Slate and Ari Graynor (For a Good Time, Call… , Bad Teacher) star as “Lou” and “Viv,” two gutsy born and raised New Yorkers who discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
The project, announced by presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Production Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, is described as “like ‘Thelma and Louise’ — but nobody dies.” It will explore the adult female relationship dynamic when two born-and-raised New Yorkers embark on a cross-country road trip.
Production begins Tuesday in New York.
Robespierre, who co-wrote and directed “Obvious Child,” will direct the pilot and write it with Holm, who also co-wrote the 2014 Sundance Film Fest darling. They will serve as executive producers along with Ravi Nandan and John Hodges of A24 Films and Slate. The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.
Slate, who currently co-stars on the FX comedy series “Married,” is represented by Wme, »
- Whitney Friedlander
The Simpsons has a long history of peppering its stories with pop culture references, and some of the show’s finest gags stem from the world of cinema. These have ranged from the briefest of quotes, to full on shot-for-shot parodies and extended episode-long homages.
Most striking in trying to put this list together was the sheer volume of movie references there are to choose from. In pretty much any given episode of The Simpsons, there are at least a couple, with nods to James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the work of Alfred Hitchcock proving three of the most regular candidates. The tributes to numerous great horror movies in the show’s Treehouse Of Horror episodes could have been used to fill this list all on their own. »
"Almost Adults" garnered the most votes for the March Project of the Month. The prize is a creative consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute. "Almost Adults" will also be in the running for 2015 Project of the Year. Take a look at the film's pitch: 'Almost Adults' is about two best friends, Cassie and Mackenzie, in their final year of college. Cassie (a straight girl) and Mackenzie (a giant lesbian) have found themselves heading in different directions, like emotionally. Cassie is struggling with her career path, while Mackenzie is struggling with her sexuality. It's a (platonic) love story about two best friends. Think 'Thelma and Louise' without all of the killing and cliff jumping. Find out more about the project here. Got a project you'd like to be featured? Submit to Project of the Day Here. Read More: Vote for Project of the Week: »
Its down to the wire! In just 48 hours, voting will close on Round 1 of the Hitfix 2nd Annual March Mayhem Tournament of Heroes vs. Villains, and results are looming that could turn the world of fandom on its head. Overall, the fan groups have been turning out in droves for this second year: the votes in the first week alone will likely match last year’s entire tournament. And thanks to this voter surge, our reigning titans are getting a real run for their money. Let’s look across the divisions: In the Movie Heroes Division, the two top-ranked heavyweights – Batman and Han Solo are both easily holding up their first round matches, fending off Philip Marlowe and Flash Gordon without hardly breaking a sweat. They better not think they can coast all the way to the division finals however, because right in the middle, Black Widow’s fanbase has been pouring in, »
- Richard Rushfield
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: is this a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments. Almost Adults Tweetable Logline: A comedic, platonic, love story between two best friends as their lives head in different directions. Elevator Pitch: 'Almost Adults' is about two best friends, Cassie and Mackenzie, in their final year of college. Cassie (a straight girl) and Mackenzie (a giant lesbian) have found themselves heading in different directions, like emotionally. Cassie is struggling with her career path, while Mackenzie is struggling with her sexuality. It's a (platonic) love story about two best friends. Think 'Thelma and Louise' without all of the killing and cliff jumping. Production Team: Director - Sarah Rotella's directing efforts have garnered 33+ million YouTube views and »
- Indiewire Staff
And they’re off! We are just 48 hours into Hitifx’s Second Annual March Madness Tournament of Heroes vs. Villains, and the races are already heating up. The champions of each of the four divisions are back on the field defending their titles, and the returning gaints are mostly looking strong. Some newcomers however have come charging out of the gate looking ready to go all the way. Across the field, we’ve got some very tough battles brewing. In the Movie Heroes division, Batman is the heavy favorite against longshot private dick Philip Marlowe, and fans are turning out in force to prop up The Dark Knight. But Marlowe is a saavy player who may just be waiting for his moment. He’s had decades to build up a following: will Marlowe’s people come to the rescue? Elsewhere in the division, a couple of match-ups that looked lopsided »
- Richard Rushfield
I have never been the biggest fan of Ridley Scott. Aside from Blade Runner and, to a lesser extent, Thelma and Louise, his films have just never really grabbed me. Yes, that includes Alien not grabbing me. So, I wonder what his son, Luke Scott, has taken from his father and what he is developed on his own, as he is making his directorial debut with the film Morgan. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Kate Mara ("House of Cards") has signed on to the project along with up and comer Anya Taylor-Joy. Mara is continuing to establish herself as a very good actor, and if she is the lead in this film (which I am presuming), I'm glad she's getting that opportunity. Taylor-Joy may be an unknown name to most of you now, but she made a big splash at this year's Sundance with her film debut in The Witch, »
- Mike Shutt
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