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Harrison Ford is an iconic actor who can still draw crowds in an Indiana Jones sequel -- but at age 71, he is starting to enjoy his rights as a character actor in such roles as Branch Rickey in "42" and Colonel Graff in "Ender's Game." You have to credit Ford with one of the most extraordinary 25-year runs as an A-list movie star in Hollywood history, from his break-out in George Lucas' "American Grafitti" in 1973 through iconic roles in the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises and the Jack Ryan series that ended with "Clear and Present Danger' in 1994. He was a dishy romantic lead in "Witness," "Working Girl" and "Regarding Henry," but made his fortune as an action hero in tentpoles such as "The Fugitive" and "Air Force One." But he was nominated for the best actor Oscar only once, for Peter Weir's "Witness," back in 1985. That »
- Anne Thompson
Tonight, ReelzChannel will air JFK: The Smoking Gun, an investigative documentary that follows a decades-long investigation into President Kennedy's death. Viewers will get the inside scoop on the evidence, the cover-up, and the truth behind this gripping and tragic cold case. In anticipation, we've been posting factoids, trivia questions, and tidbits related to the mystery uncovered in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Get this movie trivia question right and you'll get another clue about who was holding the gun that fired the fatal shot.
Harrison Ford has been a certified movie star for nearly 40 years, but he has only received one Academy Award nomination. What movie earned Ford his Oscar nod?
Sorry. That's not it.
B. Blade Runner
Nope. The movie was nominated for a couple of Awards, but Best Actor wasn't one of them.
That's right! Ford's work in the 1985 Amish crime drama Witness earned a nomination. »
- Mandy McAdoo
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 10 Oct 2013 - 03:27
Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1993...
What a year 1993 was. It saw the release of Star Fox on the Super Nintendo. Bill Clinton became president. Season three of Deep Space Nine premiered on Us television. UK politician Douglas Hurd visited Argentina. Cyndi Lauper released her album Hat Full Of Stars.
Aside from those earth shattering events, we'll probably remember 1993, in cinema terms, as the year Jurassic Park dominated the box office like an angry Tyrannosaurus. A true phenomenon, its profits doubled those of the second most watched film in 1993 cinemas, Mrs Doubtfire, and almost three times as much as the movie below that - the Harrison Ford thriller, The Fugitive.
But as ever, there was so much more to the 1993 movie landscape than dinosaurs and Robin Williams dressed as an old woman. »
Citing the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, producer Peter Macgregor-Scott said, “If Clint Eastwood can have a have one, then Donald Mitchell should have a dubbing room -- the Mitchell Room.” Macgregor-Scott co-produced The Fugitive -- a film that earned re-recording mixer Mitchell one of his 14 Oscar nominations for best sound. Mitchell won an Academy Award for Glory, and received nominations for films including The Paper Chase, Raging Bull and Top Gun. The producer made his comments Saturday night at the Sheraton Universal Hotel for Motion Picture Editors Guild Fellowship & Service Award dinner,
- Carolyn Giardina
Indiana Jones star to receive Zurich Film Festival’s ‘Golden Eye’ Award for lifetime achievement.
The tribute will take place on Oct 4 with Ford in attendance, as he tours Europe ahead of the release of his next film, the sci-fi action adventure Ender’s Game, directed by Gavin Hood.
Zff directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht said: “Harrison Ford has had one of the most remarkable careers of any actor in cinema, helping to propel two of the greatest movie franchises by bringing to life iconic roles that have become just as famous as the films themselves.
“Few actors have commanded the leading man role that Harrison Ford has embodied throughout his career, and continues to showcase in every new project. We are honored to present him with our Golden Eye award at this »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that they will be honoring Academy Award®-nominated actor Harrison Ford with this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” The actor—who earlier this year earned critical and audience raves for his outstanding portrayal of baseball trailblazer Branch Rickey in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ hit drama “42″—has been an international box office favorite for four decades.
The award will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“It is a great honor to celebrate Harrison Ford’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career with our ‘Hollywood Career Achievement Award,’” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards.
- Melissa Thompson
Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that they will be honoring Academy Award®-nominated actor Harrison Ford with this year’s “Hollywood Career Achievement Award.” The actor—who earlier this year earned critical and audience raves for his outstanding portrayal of baseball trailblazer Branch Rickey in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ hit drama “42”—has been an international box office favorite for four decades. The award will be presented at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “It is a great honor to celebrate Harrison Ford’s extraordinary talent and remarkable career with our ‘Hollywood Career Achievement Award,’” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. In addition to his recent appearance in Brian Helgeland’s widely praised drama “42,” the true story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, »
“I didn’t kill my wife!”
“I don’t care.”
It might be one of, if not the best and simplest exchanges ever written into a murder mystery which, in two succinct lines of dialogue, sums up the entire plot of the film while also telling us everything we need to know about both the protagonist and the antagonist, and it comes from Andrew Davis’s 1993 crime thriller The Fugitive. Based on the 60s TV series, The Fugitive features Tommy Lee Jones at his best and Harrison Ford in one of his better performances that isn’t a part of a franchise. The cast is excellent, the pacing is fast, the story is strong, and the film entertains each and every time. The Fugitive has stood the test of time as one of the 90s’ most iconic films.
- Lex Walker
If you’re looking to acquiring rare horror items, you may be interested in checking out Daniel Roebuck’s upcoming auction of classic monster and horror film collectibles. This live auction, that includes a Bride of Frankenstein theatrical banner, will be taking place in October and we have all the details:
“In what will surely be the greatest monster matchup since Abbott & Costello met Frankenstein in 1948, Blacksparrow Auctions is teaming up with Dr. Shocker (noted character actor Daniel Roebuck’s alter ego) to offer movie fans a once in a lifetime collectible event, Dr. Shocker’S Auction Of Horror!
This will be a rare opportunity to relive the pop culture explosion of classic monster and horror memorabilia of the late 20th century through the collection of one of its most avid fans, Daniel Roebuck. For nearly half a century, Roebuck has fostered a passion for classic monster and horror film collectibles. »
- Jonathan James
Earlier last week (sorry for the late posting!) I got the chance to check out Universal’s Riddick, the latest entry into the Chronicles of Riddick franchise that everyone assumed was dead after a poor second film. Does this latest film manage to recapture the magic that made everyone fall in love with the titular character to begin with? Or does it fall short? Come inside to check out my thoughts on the film.
Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Trevor Hogg chats with Peter James about the international success of Australian cinematographers, an early collaboration with Peter Weir and a long-standing creative partnership with Bruce Beresford...
“We’re competitive and cinematographers in Australia have to do a bit of everything,” observes Peter James as to why his homeland has produced a number of Oscar winners such as Dean Semler (Dances with Wolves), John Seale (The English Patient) and Russell Boyd (Master and Commander). “The big Hollywood system and even in London with the bigger union studios, there was always a speciality thing where they only worked on feature films or television or documentaries or commercials.” During the 1970s a cinematic revolution occurred which lay the foundation for the Australian film industry. “The government realized that it wanted to have a film industry and some presence in the international world; they put quite a bit of money into backing films, »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? In "Now You See Me," from director Louis Leterrier's ("The Incredible Hulk"), a team of the world's best illusionists -- dubbed The Four Horsemen -- are known for robbing banks during their performances and giving away the money. However, the magicians are being tracked by an FBI agent and an Interpol detective. Why We're In: One of the most unique stories of the summer (we've had enough superhero & action flicks for a while), "Now You See Me" was a refreshing find. The film also had a great cast, including the very underrated Mark Ruffalo, Jessie Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Melanie Laurent. "Now You See Me" was one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).
Watch: An Extended Director's Cut from the "Now You See Me" Blu-ray (Video)
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- Erin Whitney
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: The marketing machine for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is cranking up full time, well in advance of its release date of December 25, which may indicate the movie is aiming for awards-season consideration. Ben Stiller stars in and directs a new version of James Thurber's story, in which an office daydreamer fantasizes about world-trotting adventures. A new poster imagines him riding a shark, of all things, briefcase in hand. Kirsten Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott and Sean Penn also star. [Coming Soon] Thieves Fortune: The excellent thriller The Fugitive hits Blu-ray today, which ties in nicely with the news that Andrew Davis, who directed Harrison Ford to great success in that movie, is working on a new version of Treasure Island. Titled...
- Peter Martin
Just when you thought the pirate subgenre was all played out, back it comes in a big way and from a rather surprising source. The Fugitive director Andrew Davis has revealed that he’s working on a contemporary adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate novel Treasure Island.
Doing the rounds for the 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray and DVD of The Fugitive, Davis has had a chance to begin discussing some of his new projects. The adaptation of Treasure Island will be called Thieves Fortune and will take place in Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The hunt will be on for pirate Jean Lafitte’s treasure, presumably melding the original concerns of the novel (a young boy who puts his trust in men that turn out to be pirates) with contemporary concerns. It’s intended to be family-friendly, moving further and further from the more violent films that »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
There is a glut of public-domain adaptations in the Hollywood pipelines, but The Fugitive director Andrew Davis has one that might be worth keeping an eye on. While doing press for The Fugitive's 20th anniversary Blu-ray release, Davis told CraveOnline, "I’m currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post Katrina Louisiana called Thieves Fortune." For those unfamiliar with the plot of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel, it centers on Jim Hawkins and a collection of odd characters, and their search for buried treasure on the eponymous island. It's perhaps the most famous of all pirate stories, and has received seventeen film adaptations, with the first adaptation being a silent film in 1918. Over a year ago, we reported that Warner Bros. was planning a new adaptation with Guy Ritchie at the helm, but the project has been silent since then. Hit the jump for more on Thieves Fortune. »
- Matt Goldberg
Andrew Davis has had a pretty interesting career as a director. He started off being known primarily as a maker of action movies, particularly action movies starring ponytailed aikido expert Steven Seagal, like Above the Law and Under Siege. He then went on to earn quite a bit of acclaim for directing Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in a little thriller you might remember called The Fugitive. While that one wasn’t exactly an action film per se, it still contained quite a few action elements and plenty of adult themes, so it didn’t seem like much of a departure. Davis carried on with that strategy for a while, seeing limited success, until finally making a change in the last decade or so to making more family friendly films—like 2003’s Holes and 2006’s Guardian—which was a depressing turn of events to say the least. Now that his greatest success, The Fugitive »
- Nathan Adams
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford, and to celebrate, there's a new version of the film coming out on Blu-Ray and DVD. That means director Andrew Davis has been making some publicity rounds, and it sounds like he has a new family adventure in the works. Crave Online reports that Davis is working on a contemporary take on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel Treasure Island. The project is currently titled Thieves Fortune and will take place in a part of Louisiana devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and continues his separation from action movies with a lot of violence in them. Read on! Though Davis once directed films like Under Siege, Above the Law and Collateral Damage, lately he's been taking to films like Holes and The Guardian. Davis says, "I’ve turned down a lot of violent action movies which I don’t want to do. »
- Ethan Anderton
A departure from his previous film The Guardian, released in 2006, Davis is working on family adventure film Thieves’ Fortune, a modern-day update of Robert Louis Stevenson’s seminal 1883 classic ‘Treasure Island’, the novel that brought the romanticised view of Golden Age piracy to the public imagination on a scale that had never before been heard of. Set in post-Katarina Louisiana, Davis says the film is about the treasure of French pirate Jean Lafitte and that it ‘could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining’. He went on to say that Midnight Run writer George Gallo is inolved with the script and Cary Brokaw will be producing, though currently no studio has taken up the film.
A pirate-style adventure set in today’s world »
- Tom Durbin
It's now twenty years since Harrison Ford set off in pursuit of a one-armed man in The Fugitive. In recent years we haven't seen much of its director, Andrew Davis, but on the publicity circuit for a Fugitive anniversary Blu-ray he's revealed that he does have a new project in the works. He's putting together Thieves Fortune, which will update Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island to post-Katrina New Orleans.There's no Cap'n Flint in Davis' version: the treasure in this case was looted by Jean Lafitte, the real-life French privateer who ran a pirate colony on Galveston Island in the early 1800s. He also supported General Andrew Jackson against the British in the Battle of New Orleans, and spied for the Spanish during the Mexican War of Independence. "I think it could be a really interesting, fun movie that could be about something and still be very entertaining, »
Next week marks the release of the 20th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD releases for Andrew Davis. 1993 big screen adaptation of the crime thriller The Fugitive, and it might have you wondering just what the heck Davis has been up to in the seven years since he last directed a film. Crave Online recently interviewed the filmmaker, and while the full extent of that interview isn.t yet available to read, they.ve revealed Davis plans on modernizing Robert Louis Stevenson.s classic (and oft adapted) 1883 novel Treasure Island, where the titular treasure will refer to the legendary booty of French pirate Jean Lafitte. As a South Louisiana native, I.m more intrigued by this project than I might have been otherwise, strongly hoping annoying treasure -seeking children aren.t the central characters. .I.m currently putting together a modern version of Treasure Island set in post-Katrina Louisiana called Thieves Fortune, »
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