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13 items from 2015


Schepisi boards comic thriller

12 August 2015 9:40 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Fred Schepisi is attached to direct Andorra, an adaptation of American author Peter Cameron.s thriller/dark comic novel.

The protagonist is Alexander Fox, a 40-year-old Yank who ends up in the tiny nation of Andorra where he befriends an Australian couple who had moved there. Complications arise when Fox falls in love with the wife and a dead body is found floating in the harbour.

Jamie Bialkower.s Melbourne-based Jump Street Films optioned the novel in 2013 and he subsequently teamed up with Lizzette Atkins. Unicorn Films, who produced Sue Brooks. Looking for Grace. He wrote the screenplay with Cameron.

James Ivory and Natalie Miller are the executive producers. Miller.s Sharmill Films and Jump Street Films will distribute in Australia.

Bialkower tells If that filming is due to start in Europe in the first half of next year, probably in either Italy or the Czech Republic. He plans to partner with a European producer, »

- Don Groves

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Kevin Bacon plays the dirtiest kind of cop in the trailer for Cop Car

28 May 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Cop Car follows a couple of kids who stumble upon a seemingly abandoned police car in a field. They then decide it would be a great idea to take that bad boy for a joy ride! Things take a turn for the worse when the sheriff, played by Kevin Bacon, decides to play Six Degrees of Separation from Your Limbs if the kids don't return the vehicle. Methinks Bacon has some secrets hidden in that trunk, and... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Finally: Kevin Bacon Claims His Birthright and Stars in a Commercial for Eggs

15 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Youtube "elUNFHEWaCc"] The egg lobby has finally landed its perfect spokesman. Kevin Bacon, star of The Following and best known for being separated by six degrees from any actor from any film or TV show in creation, has finally embraced his last name in a commercial for IncredibleEgg.org. The premise of the spot is that, well, "Nobody knows eggs better than Bacon," as the actor puts it. "Did you know that each egg contains six-" he starts, before being cut off by the woman in the commercial: "Six degrees of separation! Right." "No," replies Bacon. "I was going to say six grams of high quality protein. »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Daniel Von Bargen 1950-2015

4 March 2015 7:25 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He could be terrifying in horror movies and terrifyingly stern in his numerous turns as an authority figure, but prolific, talented character actor Daniel Von Bargen turned his hand to many different roles. It has now been confirmed that he has died at the age of 64.Von Bargen, born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950, and studied at Purdue University in Indiana. Theatre was one of his driving passions; he enjoyed a long residency at the Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island and appeared in productions for the American Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts, which saw him head for New York, appearing both on and off Broadway. Film-wise, he became known as a reliable character actor, able to be threatening and commanding and picking up a variety of roles as police officers and military men in films such as Silence Of The Lambs, Basic Instinct, Rising Sun, Six Degrees Of Separation, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide »

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Weekend Box-Office: Will Smith Steals ‘Focus’ From ‘Fifty Shades’ But Still Underwhelms, Oscar Pics Get Bumps

1 March 2015 12:50 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“I got reinvigorated after the failure of 'After Earth.' I stopped working for a year and a half. I had to dive into why it was so important for me to have number-one movies,” Will Smith recently said about his sci-fi film that failed to open higher than #3 or earn more than $30 million back in the summer of 2013. Well, Big Willy, we have good news and bad news. The good news is you do have a #1 opening movie with the romantic caper film “Focus.” The bad news is, at $19 million, it’s your lowest-grossing number one movie since, well, ever, unless you include “Six Degrees Of Separation” which wasn’t a lead role, and was released in 1993. In the same interview, Smith seemed to suggest that quality not quantity is what really matters, so hopefully he won’t be as “devastated” as he was back then. How’s “Fifty Shades Of Grey” doing? »

- Rodrigo Perez

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Smith to Have One of His Worst Domestic Openings Ever: 'Focus'

1 March 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Focus' movie: Will Smith has third weakest weekend box-office debut of his career (photo: Will Smith in 'Focus') According to those referred to in polite society as "conservatives," winter storms and freezing temperatures are evidence that there's no such thing as global warming. Let's not even go there. Instead, let's focus (bad pun intended) on the Focus movie starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie as a con couple, which opened below expectations – with wintery weather as a possible culprit – in North America this weekend, February 27-March 1, 2015. According to box-office tracking, as late as a couple of days ago Warner Bros.' modestly budgeted Focus was expected to take in between $22-24 million. Barring a miracle akin to a sudden halt to rising ocean temperatures (pardon the hyperbole), that's not about to happen. Now, before I proceed: "modestly budgeted"? Well, for a Will Smith movie, $50 million – after »

- Zac Gille

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What to Watch This Week: Focus, The Lazarus Effect

27 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Will Smith heads back to theatres to reclaim his movie star status as a con man in Focus, while Olivia Wilde is resurrected in The Lazarus Effect, this week’s two big movie releases.

Remember how charming Will Smith was the Fresh Prince?  Taking a page from the Will we know and love, Smith puts his charm on display in Focus as a high stakes con artist opposite Margot Robbie.  It’s not the first time Smith has played a con artist- he played a grifter early in his career in 1993’s Six Degrees of Separation.

Looking for a scare?  The Lazarus Effect has Donald Glover, Evan Peters, and sometimes writer-director Mark Duplass as a group of medical students trying to bring fellow student Olivia Wilde back from the dead.  Scary Stuff.

Get the scoop on this week’s releases: »

- Rachel West

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Focus, film review: Swindling Will Smith doesn't quite play his cards right

27 February 2015 | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

One of Will Smith's first and best films was as a con artist in the big-screen adaptation of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. In the romantic thriller Focus, Smith is again playing a hustler and shows his familiar charm and charisma. The film itself plays like an ersatz version of one of David Mamet's dramas in which everybody is cheating everybody else, but it suffers from a lack of plausibility. »

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Focus Puts Will Smith Front and Center of an Attractive and Affable Thriller

26 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Movies about con men come in a few different varieties — from the broadly comical (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) to the more dramatically entertaining (Catch Me If You Can) — but it’s rare to find one without humorous intentions because something about the character type lends itself to casual comedy and likable leads. One of those rarities is 1993’s Six Degrees of Separation starring a fresh-faced Will Smith, and now twenty two years later an older, wiser Smith has returned to the confidence game with the slick but slight Focus. Nicky (Smith) is a career flimflammer who long ago graduated from picking pockets to managing a double-digit team of hustlers who target populated tourist areas like New Orleans during a big game stealing watches, wallets, purses, luggage and more. He finds a new protege in Jess (Margot Robbie) after conning his way into a meal at a fancy restaurant and meeting her as she attempts a sloppy swindle of »

- Rob Hunter

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Film Review: ‘Focus’

25 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Every movie star is a con artist of sorts, seducing audiences into forking over millions by adopting a character bigger than him- or herself. But what to do when the streak falters? Will Smith made his film debut as a high-society scammer in “Six Degrees of Separation,” and now, a bit more than 21 years later, he’s back at the hustle in “Focus,” a sexy sleight-of-hand caper that feels small-time by the tentpole king’s standards, though a solid opening ought to prove Smith’s ongoing drawing power — and that there is life after the commercial debacle of 2013’s “After Earth.” Lithely directed by the duo responsible for “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” this suave if quick-to-dissipate divertissement shrewdly recasts the star in the George Clooney mold — a good look for the next stage of Smith’s career.

With the rare exception of 2005’s hit “Hitch,” romance hasn’t really been Smith’s bag. »

- Peter Debruge

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‘The Breakfast Club’ 30 Years Later: Where is the Cast Now?

15 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

The 1985 John Hughes teen comedy classic The Breakfast Club celebrates its 30th anniversary on February 15. That’s right, it’s been thirty years since the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal walked into detention as strangers and left as something else. The beloved coming-of-age film — which was a critical and box office success upon its release — featured some of the biggest stars of the ’80s, who all graduated to various levels of success after The Breakfast Club.

As we celebrate the film being a staple of pop culture and cinema, we wanted to check in on the cast and see where they are now. So what are Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, and Judd Nelson — who were all members of the iconic Brat Pack — up to since they spent that fateful Saturday afternoon together in Shermer High School? We check in on the cast, »

- Aly Semigran

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