19 items from 2014
The monologue. It’s the time where an actor either rises to the occasion or crashes and burns (and usually takes the film with them.) When done right, the effect of the monologue can change our perspectives, be devastatingly terrific, riotous, or inspiring. And when done right, it does them all at one point or another. In no particular order, here are some monologues we really like, ranging from the funny to the tragic—but do not, however, take this as the end-all-be-all of great monologues. If you love some we didn’t put on this list, leave them in the comments! Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in “Twelve Monkeys”It seems like Pitt’s character in “Twelve Monkeys” is in perpetual monologue mode, only adding to the greatness of his performance. While in a mental institution, his ramblings to Bruce Willis’ character James Cole on society’s gluttony and materialistic focus, »
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled its initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner, on April 28. Martin Scorsese will present the big award to Reiner; leading up to that will be film and interview clips, plus appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Michael McKean, and Robin Wright. Plus, classic Reiner-directed films "A Few Good Men," "Misery," "The Princess Bride" and "Stand by Me" will screen on April 27 and 28, in advance of the gala.The Film Society’s annual gal began in 1972, honoring Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the Us from exile to be part of the ceremony. Other past honorees include the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, and, last year’s honoree Barbra Streisand. »
- Beth Hanna
The Overlooked Hotel, having found a spare room for Stephen Tobolowsky, now welcomes another deserving guest, the late, great Jt Walsh. You know, that really talented guy from that thing you really like.
Jt Walsh, in many ways the definitive supporting character actor, passed away suddenly in 1998. He succumbed to a heart attack at the relatively tender age of 54, but left behind a quite astonishingly varied and accomplished body of work, despite never being nominated for anything other than a Primetime Emmy and a couple of SAG cast awards. If nothing else, this amply demonstrates that far too often, real talent goes unrewarded and although (of course) not every0ne can be lavished with awards and in any given year the same performance is likely to hoover up every award going, the fact that Walsh never received an Oscar, Golden Globe or SAG award (or even a solo nomination) is a glaring omission. »
- Dave Roper
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Creator: Aaron Zelman
Air Date/Time: March 9, 2014, 9/8c
Directed by: Charles McDougall
Cast: Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.
In “The Returned,” an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy »
- Erin Willard
ABC has been trying to hit on a lot of fronts lately, but nothing has been a more clear shot at fans of Lost than the upcoming Resurrection. The trailers don’t exactly give you that impression (see sizzle reel below), but they hint that it might be there, as does the general premise.
We watch as Jacob awakes in a rice field in China, clearly in unfamiliar territory. The case soon falls to Immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), who only knows that Jacob has made his way back to the United States, but hasn’t spoken a word since he was found. Though Martin is supposed to just drop Jacob off with Child Protective Services, he seems to be getting some information out of Jacob, and when Jacob confirms that he can find his way home, in Arcadia, Missouri, Martin takes him there.
The aging man who answers the door, »
- Marc Eastman
Remember the viral video of a kid in the bathtub reciting Jack Nicholson’s famous courtroom scene from A Few Good Men? It was pretty damn impressive for a five-year-old boy — so much so that Jimmy Kimmel asked the budding actor to be on his talk show. This time, young Sruli memorized Matthew McConaughey’s monologue in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. In the scene, the character instructs Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort how to enter a world of greed and power. Sruli stumbles over a few lines (geez, we can’t expect perfection), but the talented brainiac does a fine job and even gets the actor's hand gestures correct — right down to McConaughey’s quirky humming, chest thumping. Watch a dazzled little boy...
- Alison Nastasi
Kevin Bacon has been a famous film star for decades, starring in such notable films as Footloose, A Few Good Men, and Crazy Stupid Love. Most recently, however, Bacon has garnered much attention for his television role as Ryan Hardy on Fox’s The Following, which airs Monday nights at nine o’clock. Here are 12 things you might not have [&hellip
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- Chris King
It's no secret that Kevin Bacon got his big break in the horror genre, playing the role of Jack Burrel in Friday the 13th. Jack of course met his demise at the hands of Mrs. Voorhees, who plunged an arrow through his neck...
... but now he's back!
In this totally awesome commercial over in the UK for the Ee mobile network, Bacon reprises some of his most iconic film roles, including Capt. Jack Ross from A Few Good Men, Ren McCormack from Footlose and yes, even Jack Burrel from Friday the 13th.
Check out the hilarious commercial below, which also features a cameo appearance from Hollow Man himself!
.... and yes, we know the arrow is in the wrong place. Get over it and just appreciate it.
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- John Squires
Last year, Kevin Bacon appeared in several commercials for UK's digital communications company Ee, which launched a campaign to promote its many offers for movie-watching. The commercials feature the actor reprising some of his film roles, including ones from "Friday the 13th," "Footloose," "A Few Good Men," "Apollo 13," "Hollow Man" and "Flatliners." Check out two of the commercials below. Commercial 1: Commercial 2: »
You’ve heard of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”, but what if all six degrees are Kevin Bacon? That’s kind of what happens in a series of UK commercials making the rounds today that see Bacon reprising famous roles from his career, including A Few Good Men, Footloose, Apollo 13, and even Friday the 13th. It’s a fun idea as we see all of the different Bacons interacting with each other, and it comes on the heels of another actor reprising a beloved role as we saw Rufio return for a Hook video just yesterday. Watch the Kevin Bacon commercials after the jump, and sound off in the comments with your personal favorite Bacon. Remember, A Few Good Men Bacon does not dance. Via Movies.com. »
- Adam Chitwood
For whatever reason, everybody loves Kevin Bacon. After all, he can be linked to anybody by way of The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and he's just an all around good guy. Lately, Bacon has been busy on the small screen on the Fox serial killer drama series "The Following," but across the pond, he's been appearing on TV in another capacity. As many actors do, Bacon has partaken in an international advertisement, but this one is awesome because it has him reprising his roles from films like Apollo 13, A Few Good Men, Hollow Man, Animal House and even Friday the 13th. Why can't all advertisements be this clever and great? Here are the two advertisements from the United Kingdom featuring tons of Kevin Bacon (via Movies.com): The advertisements are for the United Kingdom's digital communications company Ee, and we're glad they're schilling movie tickets and downloads this way. »
- Ethan Anderton
Get ready for The Social Network, round two. David Fincher is in talks to direct a movie about Steve Jobs, written by Aaron Sorkin, who adapted it from Walter Isaacson's popular biography on the Apple cofounder. This will mark a follow-up collaboration for the director and writer after the pair successfully adapted The Social Network together, which went on to lots of critical acclaim and several awards nominations, including winning three Oscars. Aaron Sorkin is one of the best known names in the screenwriting business, and for a very simple reason: he's damned good at it. The man simply does not have a bad screenplay to his name. Quite the opposite, in fact. Between A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, Malice, Moneyball and The Social Network...
- Peter Hall
Rob Reiner will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala, it was announced Tuesday. The legendary director's work will be celebrated on Monday, April 28. Reiner's directing credits include When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, Misery, The American President and A Few Good Men, which received an Oscar nomination for best picture. Story: 'Wolf of Wall Street' Producers, Rob Reiner Dismiss Claims Film Glorifies Bad Behavior He has also been nominated for three Directors Guild Awards and nine Golden Globes. Reiner, the son of comedy
- Hilary Lewis
Although “The Attorney” may not have nearly the same sociopolitical resonance for audiences outside South Korea, where it was a major box office hit, director Yang Woo-seok’s impressive debut feature should have significant offshore appeal as a sturdily constructed and intelligently compelling courtroom melodrama. Of course, it helps immeasurably that Song Kang-ho (“Snowpiercer,” “The Good the Bad the Weird”) propels the fact-based plot with a charismatic lead performance — as a self-described “greedy tax attorney,” also named Song, who defends a college student accused of subversive activities — while evincing a star power quite capable of transcending any language barriers.
Set in the late 1970s and early ’80s, during the South Korean military dictatorship led by Chun Doo-hwan, “The Attorney” feels at once period-specific and uncomfortably timely as it details misdeeds committed in the name of national security. Yang and co-scripter Yoon Hyun-ho borrow freely from a real-life case involving the »
- Joe Leydon
As Turner Classic Movies continues to play the Oscar hits all month long, last night I watched The Caine Mutiny and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfc. The latter I'd seen before and love, but this was my first visit with the former and while I'm sure it has been said before, the comparisons to Aaron Sorkin's screenplay for A Few Good Men are bountiful once you get to the third act court-martial of Lieutenant Steve Maryk (Van Johnson) and Ensign Keith (Robert Francis), charged with conspiring to mutiny. The charges aren't the same as those facing the two U.S. Marines in A Few Good Men and this is obviously the Navy we're dealing with, not the Marines, but the structure of the trial and in particular, the questioning of Humphrey Bogart's Lieutenant Commander Queeg is so similar it's impossible to miss. Before he begins his questioning of Queeg, »
- Brad Brevet
The Nantucket Film Festival has tapped Aaron Sorkin for its annual screenwriters tribute, to be handed out during the fest’s 19th annual edition this summer.
Emily Mortimer, who stars in Sorkin’s HBO series “The Newsroom,” will present the kudo, which has gone in prior years to scribes including David O. Russell, Nancy Meyers, Judd Apatow and James Schamus.
Sorkin takes home the award for a career that has included pics “The Social Network,” “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “A Few Good Men” (based on his own Broadway play) as well as TV credits “The West Wing” and “Sports Night.” He’s currently at work on the screen adaptation of “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson’s bio of the Apple co- founder.
Nantucket’s screenwriters tribute ceremony is set for June 28. Along with announcing Sorkin’s award, fest organizers have added a pre-festival screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent pic “Safety Last! »
- Gordon Cox
Los Angeles, Jan 21: Actor Kevin Bacon, who has been a part of the film industry for over 30 years, says fame is bizarre, but it is to be accepted overtime.
"Fame is very, very bizarre. If you just got it all of a sudden, out of nowhere, you would be like: 'This is very weird. Then you kind of get used to it and think: 'This is what my life is," Bang Showbiz quoted the "Hollow Man" actor as saying, reports contactmusic.com.
The 55-year-old, who has a 21-year old daughter Sosie with wife Kyra Sedgwick, has featured in films like "Footloose", "Flatliners" and " A Few Good Men". He is currently seen in TV series "The Following".
- Rahul Kapoor
Sosie Bacon may only be 21, but she has a lot going for her. On top of being 2014's Miss Golden Globe, through her father Kevin Bacon, she is connected to nearly everyone in Hollywood - including every other previous Miss Golden Globe, most of whom are also the daughters (or sons) of industry power players. And while some have a connection through their famous parents, others, such as Laura Dern (who happens to have famous parents), are also connected through their own work. Don't believe us? Here's how you get from young Ms. Bacon to all of her famous predecessors, »
- Nate Jones
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, ABC aired a new teaser for its upcoming "Resurrection," and in case you missed it, we have a look at it right here. The show rises on Sunday, March 9th.
The people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there.
Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia; and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. »
- Debi Moore
19 items from 2014
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