7 items from 2015
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one. Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine? Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth? A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe? It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »
- Michael Oates Palmer
Tough break, LiLo! Lindsay Lohan suffered an embarrassing Instagram fail this week thanks to a mistranslated picture quote. The Parent Trap starlet, 28, shared a shot via Instagram on Monday, April 20, of a phrase in Arabic against a patterned background and an English translation below reading, "You're beautiful." Lohan posted the photo without a caption, but tweeted a link to the Instagram page with the word "Habibi," an Arabic term of endearment. Though Lohan has since deleted the Instagram photo, the Arabic text featured in the picture [...] »
Dennis Quaid lost his cool on the set of an unknown movie and TMZ has the terrifying Nsfw video. The actor verbally attacks his co-workers, and after a few seconds of watching, you, too, will feel personally victimized by The Parent Trap star.
“What the f—, keep going! I am acting here, and this d—head wanders on to my set,” he screams. “I can’t even get a line out until dopey the d— starts whispering in your ear, you’re not even watching anymore.” An unidentified man chimed in in attempts to calm him down, which didn’t go over well. “I am a pro! This is the most unprofessional set I have ever been on! This is horse s—!” He then proceeded to call everyone on set “pussies” and “zombies” before a door closed.
Is this a joke? Or has the actor officially lost touch with reality? »
- Taylor Ferber
Alex Garland, screenwriter of “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine” and “Never Let Me Go,” makes an impressive directorial debut with cerebral sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina” (in theaters today), but Garland waves off the achievement of leaping to directing as “just next in a continuum.” “The truth was that there was no epiphany moment about directing, because I just don’t dignify the directing role the way we’re supposed to,” the British filmmaker told The Dissolve. “There are a few people — like Woody Allen, he’s an auteur, and I’m cool with that. But for me, directing is about collaboration.” Whether directing is a logical next step or a hard-sought achievement for screenwriters, it’s often done by telling studios, “Hey, here’s my next screenplay. You can have it as long as I get to direct.” Preston Sturges — at the time the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood — is noted for »
- Emily Rome
My feet look red lol- had to take that out. Only real red is my hair. ???? A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:18pm Pdt Oh, Linday Lohan. The Parent Trap alum attempted to enhance her booty in an Instagram post on Wednesday, March 11, and failed miserably. The actress, who recently got slammed by a judge for not fulfilling her community service hours, posed for the camera in a black leotard in front of a door, which is totally fine, except the [...] »
The World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary by feteing one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, also known for his scores of Back To The Future and Forrest Gump.
The Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards. The WSAwards will once again be the festive closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent.
With his percussion driven scores and arrangements one can only compare with roller coasters, Alan Silvestri has emerged as one of the major Hollywood composers that broke through in the eighties. Although Silvestri has succeeded in writing successful scores »
- Michelle McCue
Pretty Little Liars fans, rejoice! The second half of the fifth season premieres tonight on ABC Family. We received a little taste of Rosewood with the “ChristmAs” special last month; however, Aria (Lucy Hale), Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) are officially back in business. And the first question on everyone’s mind — as it has been for the past five years — is, “Who the hell is A?”
Reddit users have some pretty wild theories on who exactly lies underneath the black hoodie. There are solid arguments that one of the core four girls is A, with particular suspicions toward Aria and Hanna. However, we also have a few wildcard theories — like, um, Emily’s dad Wayne. But that’s not all Reddit users are discussing. One sleuthing user has a theory that asserts Bethany is Jessica Dilaurentis’ daughter, while another accuses Mrs. Dilaurentis of resenting »
- Christopher Rosa
7 items from 2015
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