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With Will Ferrell already set to star in the American adaptation of the Forrest Gump-esque Swedish novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, original Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks has had to find a different American version of a Swedish thing he can star in. Luckily, Deadline is reporting…
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- Sam Barsanti
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?
Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »
It’s been a banner year for Saturday Night Live.
While the show won two awards at this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys — Dave Chappelle won for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, while Melissa McCarthy’s energetic, scene-stealing Sean Spicer impression helped her win the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series — there are still plenty of awards left for SNL to take back to Rockefeller Center with them.
So, before the big night arrives on Sept. »
- Julia Emmanuele
In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society polled its membership to list the 70 most influential VFX films of all time. James Cameron led the pack with six entries (“The Abyss,” “Aliens,” “Avatar,” “Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Titanic”); Steven Spielberg followed close behind with five (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “Jurassic Park”); and Peter Jackson had four Oscar winners (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong”).
“The Ves 70 represents films that have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral element of cinematic expression and storytelling,” said Ves board chair Mike Chambers. “We see this as an important opportunity for our members, leading visual effects practitioners worldwide, to pay homage to our heritage and help shape the future of the global visual effects community. In »
- Bill Desowitz
The sixth episode of Feud: Bette and Joan on FX, titled "Hagsploitation," explores the "psycho-biddy," a genre of horror film which depicts a once-glamorous woman becoming senile and frightening as she gets older. After the success of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, producers approach Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) to reunite for the film Hush . . . Hush, Sweet Charlotte about a reclusive old Southern belle (Davis) who everyone thinks murdered her married lover decades before. Once again, Davis and Crawford are pitted against each other, but this time, it proves to be too much drama for Crawford and she exits the project, with Olivia de Havilland (Catherine Zeta-Jones) taking over her role. For decades, women of a certain age in Hollywood have graduated from ingenues to grannies seamlessly, with the scary "older" woman in horror films used as a common trope for actresses over the age »
- Megan McLachlan
We all have down days sometimes. Some more than others! If you’re feeling sorry for yourself and you’re in need of an emotional pick-me-up movie to stir the senses, Hollywood has written and directed heaps of inspirational hit movies that are guaranteed to lift your mood.
Let’s take a peek at our ‘famous five’ most inspirational films of all time that have that feel-good feeling oozing from their every scene.
Undoubtedly one of Tom Hanks’ finest roles, Forrest Gump tells the story of a man who’s by no means the sharpest tool in the shed but benefits from being one of the most kind-hearted guys alive. As Forrest himself admits, "life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you’re gonna get". We believe that’s an incredible mantra with which to live your life. Make the most of every different »
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The movie, Steve McQueen: American Icon, hails from American Icon Films, a joint venture between Erwin Brothers Entertainment and pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the U.S.
- Paul Bond
Tomorrow night, the premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” will open the Venice Film Festival — and with that, the festival portion of the awards season begins with Telluride this weekend, Toronto next week, and New York at the end of the month. All told, there’s 186 days between the “Downsizing” premiere and the March 4 Oscars broadcast. That period should be the Super Bowl for movie-lovers — a six-month debate about which films are the year’s best, and the opportunity to shine a light on smaller titles otherwise eclipsed by those built for global box-office domination.
This is not what happens.
The fever of awards season now runs so hot and so early that fall festival premieres increasingly serve as a focus group that narrows the Oscar landscape months before films reach a wider audience, including most voters. The judgments aren’t based purely on being a good film; the ultimate »
- Chris O'Falt
The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast gave viewers plenty to talk about, but the action continued off-screen. From the red carpet to the Forum’s VIP seating area to the after-parties, Variety was there to witness the Vma moments.
1. Was Miley Cyrus’ dad worried about another potentially risque performance? To the contrary, Billy Ray Cyrus glowed with pride on the red carpet as two of his daughters — Miley and Noah Cyrus — had appearanced ahead of them. “Miley is a true musician,” he told Variety. “Miley’s bold and she’s strong and she stands up for her beliefs with passion. Many people talk about their beliefs but they don’t do anything about them. She’s a doer, not a talker, and I’m really proud of her.”
2. Did Rod Stewart know who Dnce were when the idea was first proposed to update his 1978 classic “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” According »
- Shirley Halperin and Marisa Sullivan
According to THR, Will Ferrell has signed on to star in an adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, as well as producing with Adam McKay and Jessica Elbaum through his Gary Sanchez Productions banner for CBS Films.
The 100-Year-Old Man revolves around “a man who, on the night of his 100th birthday, escapes from his nursing home and hits the road, with the ensuing inadvertent adventure involving criminals, a bag of cash and an elephant. But his time on the run reveals that the former explosives expert was involved in some of the defining moments of the 20th century and that he crossed paths with figures such as Joseph Stalin, Sir Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle. Before long, past and present are on a collision course.”
“My character, Allan, knows the art of being funny just by being, »
- Gary Collinson
It's official. Will Ferrell is The 100 Year-Old Man. The improv icon will be starring in the comedy for CBS Films. The script for this hilarious caper will be based on author Jonas Jonasson's bestselling novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Not only is Ferrell set to play the lead, he'll also be producing the movie.
Will Ferrell is playing senior citizen Allan. The elderly man manages to escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday. While he goes on the run, it is revealed that Allan took part in several different defining events from the 20th Century. It's a lot like that little seen movie from 1994 called Forrest Gump. The movie was already made in Sweden. In that version, Allan had a fateful meeting with President Harry S. Truman. And he also had a memorable run-in with Robert Oppenheimer, the guy who created the atomic bomb. »
There’s a lot going on in “American Made,” a hectic, hyperactive true-life tall tale that jumbles Colombian drug-smuggling, CIA arms-trading, Midwestern fortune-making and a whole lot of very fancy flying. Yet the most salient image in the whole coked-up kaleidoscope is a simple one: Tom Cruise’s sunglasses. There may be significant stretches in Doug Liman’s film where the star, as Twa pilot turned all-sides-of-the-law hustler Barry Seal, isn’t wearing wire-rimmed aviator shades, yet somehow it feels as if they’re always there. An accessory that Cruise made wholly his own in “Top Gun,” they connote as much rakish bravado and slightly impenetrable machismo now as they did then — 1986, coincidentally the year that the action in “American Made,” which spans eight fast years of Carter-to-Reagan-era governmental skulduggery, comes to a startling head.
A sweat-slicked, exhausting but glibly entertaining escapade on its own terms, “American Made” is more interesting as a showcase for »
- Guy Lodge
ABC, meet George Jetson. George Jetson, meet ABC.
The Alphabet network has given a put-pilot order to a live-action sitcom reboot of The Jetsons, TVLine has learned. The remake, first reported here back in June, will update the classic 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon about a futuristic family, this time as a traditional multi-camera sitcom. Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) will serve as an executive producer, with Family Guy writer Gary Janetti penning the pilot.
Janetti’s presence may be a hint about the tone of these new-look Jetsons, which “looks at America’s favorite future family through a modern filter, »
We're willing to bet that you know Forrest Gump like the back of your hand. The movie is packed with memorable moments, iconic quotes, and that one heartbreaking couple (Forrest and Jenny forever). But one thing you might not know? Kurt Russell is actually in the movie. While his face doesn't appear on screen, his voice certainly does for just a few precious seconds. Russell reportedly voiced Elvis Presley during the scene where a young Forrest is showing the musician his dance moves while he's staying in the Gump home. It's never been 100 percent confirmed, and his role was never credited, but it's so obvious that it's him once you watch the scene again. Another fun fact: Russell also played Elvis in the 1979 film of the same name, so he knows a thing or two about the King's voice. Check out the above scene from Forrest Gump to have your mind blown! »
- Caitlin Hacker
Music in the '90s was awesome, but music in movies in the '90s? Even better. The best soundtracks of the era provided a solid selection of unforgettable power ballads (hey, Titanic), influential grunge ('sup, Singles?), and nostalgia (lookin' at you, Forrest Gump). Whether you want to take a trip down memory lane or you're looking to find a new playlist, you'll want to check out the essential '90s soundtracks. »
- Maggie Pehanick
So you're jonesing for some nostalgia, are you? Look no further than Netflix, because the streaming service has plenty of classics to laugh at and cry at and to generally fill you with fuzzy feelings. There are a ton of comedies from the stars of '90s, plus dramas like Forrest Gump. How are you not on Netflix watching these right now? Well, don't go yet - take a look at all your options first! RelatedIconic '80s Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight »
- Maggie Pehanick
What do Pulitzer Prize winners Sam Shepard (Buried Child, 1979) and David McCullough (Truman, 1992 and John Adams, 2001), two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, 1994 and Forrest Gump, 1995), and seven-time Grammy Award winner John Mayer have in common?
Doc NYC highlight California Typewriter, directed by Doug Nichol, brilliantly captures the percussion of the keys by bringing together the aforementioned artists who share their personal thoughts on the one machine they won't do without.
Structured around the story of the California Typewriter repair shop in Berkeley, Nichol takes us on an energetic journey with collector Martin Howard, explores the work of sculptor Jeremy Mayer, and reenacts the Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams' Royal Road Test execution.
Following the opening night theatrical 7:30pm premiere on this Friday, August 18 at Metrograph in New York there will be a discussion and Q&A with the. »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Based on the international best-seller by Dave Eggers, The Circle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate; with Digital HD on July 18 and On Demand on August 1 from EuropaCorp. Capturing the phenomenon of today’s social media and the consequences of being permanently checked in, the gripping modern thriller is directed and co-written for the screen by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King), and features an all-star cast, including Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), Oscar® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Emmy® winner Patton Oswalt (Writing for Variety Special, “Talking for Clapping,” 2016), Glenne Headly (“The Night Of”), and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (Best Actor, Television – Drama, “Big Love,” 2010) in his final role.
Now you can »
- Tom Stockman
Siempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerSiempre Viva! 13 Diabolical Facts to Eulogize the 25th Anniversary of Death Becomes HerKurt Anthony7/31/2017 10:20:00 AMWe would like to talk about….Madeline Ashton.
Actually, we’d like to talk about Death Becomes Her! The iconic dark comedy celebrates its 25th anniversary today and we could drop dead from excitement!
Death Becomes Her made its theatrical debut on July 31, 1992, turning heads as it reached the number one spot at the box office upon its release. Along with the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the film has since gone on to earn over $149M worldwide, thus achieving its immortal status as a cult classic.
Under the killer direction of Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Death Becomes Her features a frighteningly talented cast (Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini), otherworldly special effects, and satire »
- Kurt Anthony
There are a lot of unusual character's kicking around in Glennis Laroe's head, and in her web series, she shares them with the world. Laroe, an actor and comedian, is the star of Everyday People, a series of short vignettes she has released through her Instagram account.
Everyday People's title is quite literal. Each day in July, Laroe has posted a new video to her Instagram page, with a new character coming into focus each time. Her creations carry their own unexpected quirks, and her show brings fresh surprises with every new episode. One day, we might meet a ukulele player with daddy issues; the next, a lonely grandma who talks to Siri; after that, a woman who has a weird relationship with succulents. As Forrest Gump would say, you never know what you're gonna get.
It's Golden Pines resident Big Mary! She's very happy to see you #everydaypeople
- Sam Gutelle
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