5 items from 2015
By Alex Simon
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
It seems Marisa Tomei is ready to return to her small-screen roots. Would you like us to explain?
Per our sister site Deadline, Ms. will focus on the creation of Steinem’s feminist-themed magazine of the same name, which began publishing in the early 1970s.
Tomei and Najimy will executive-produce the project, »
But that’s not why I gathered you here today. Bradley Jackson’s brilliantly bored mind is why we’re here.
Intramural is a sports comedy written by Jackson in his sophomore year of college about a boy named Caleb (played by Jake Lacey) who is a fifth year college senior in denial about life after school. In his efforts to relive his college career as freshman intramural football champion, he tries to reunite the team, even after his friend Grant Rosenfalis (Nick Kocher) became paralyzed since the last time they played.
Andrew Disney directs this comedy, which stars Lacey and Kocher in addition to Nikki Reed, Nick Rutherford, Gabriel Luna, Brian McElhaney and SNL members Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett and Jay Pharoah. »
- Catherina Gioino
NBC sketch comedy show spoofs the under-inflated football controversy with hilarious “Inside The NFL” segment
“Saturday Night Live” went balls to the wall with a “Deflategate” spoof this weekend during the show’s cold open.
The NBC sketch comedy show poked fun at the National Football League’s latest controversy with an “Inside The NFL” segment. The skit featured Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (played by Beck Bennett) denying any knowledge of under-inflated footballs at the Afc championship game, before throwing the team’s quarterback Tom Brady under the bus.
Also Read: Deflategate ‘Is Insane,’ Says NFL Commentator Al Michaels »
- Wrap Staff
The classic film My Cousin Vinny has just been used to explain football!
On Saturday, the Patriots' coach Bill Belichick addressed the "Deflategate" controversy surrounding underinflated balls used in the Afc Championship game last week.
In the press conference, he said his team "followed every rule, to the letter" and that he's "not a scientist, not an expert in football."
Photos: Stars Who Love Sports
He went on to say that he's "no Mona Lisa Vito," a reference to Marisa Tomei's character in My Cousin Vinny as she had an impressive car knowledge and showed off her expertise when she was put on stand.
Belichick said that this is the last time he's going to talk about Deflategate, but on Twitter, My Cousin Vinny is trending with his reference.
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It looks like he managed to draw away some attention from the actual controversy and got people excited to watch »
5 items from 2015