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Longtime collaborator Steve Martin will present the award at the 66th annual Ace Eddie Awards on Jan. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Nancy Meyers has been delighting and moving audiences around the world with deeply human, relatable stories for over three decades,” the Ace Board of Directors said. “As a writer and director, she’s brought us some of the most beloved films in recent memory, and pioneered the art of telling stories with strong female characters at their center. From ‘Private Benjamin’ to her most recent film ‘The Intern,’ Nancy is a trailblazing filmmaker and we’re thrilled to celebrate her body of work thus far.”
- Dave McNary
In recent times, Hollywood has enjoyed going back into the 1990s to come up with belated sequels to previous hit movies. So, we finally got Dumb & Dumber 2, for instance, whilst a third Clerks, a second Mallrats, a new Sister Act and a Naked Gun reboot are being cooked up somewhere. Further belated sequels? Zoolander 2 finally arrives next year, and Anchorman 2 celebrates, quietly, its second birthday this Christmas.
It was only at the end of the 1990s that comedy sequels suddenly really took off. There were exceptions beforehand of course, but few things raise the eyebrows of Hollywood high brass than lots of cash. This, whilst the enormous box office takings of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me were in part down to an utterly inspired marketing campaign, »
'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »
- Andre Soares
Steve Martin was honored on Thursday with the AFI Life Achievement Award, and while many of his famous pals came out to celebrate, there was one special guest that quickly stole the show: Martin Short. Steve and Martin, who costarred as George Banks and Franck Eggelhoffer in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, got up to their old tricks on June 4 while walking the red carpet. Steve and Martin posed for hilarious photos, cracked each other up, and linked arms while making their way inside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Diane Keaton, who played Steve's wife in the hit films, was also on hand to honor her longtime friend. But the night wasn't all about the funny duo. In addition to their cute reunion, the ceremony turned into one big Hollywood date night. Steve and his wife, Anne Stringfield, shared some adorable moments inside the theater, »
4 items from 2015
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