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I am not sure I expected that watching "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" would lead to my deepest conversation so far with my kids about divorce. Leave it to Tom Cruise. Not long ago, Toshi was pushing for more movies about spies. Anything, really. He has been reading about spies since I showed him his first Bond film almost two years ago, and since most of that series is inappropriate for him, he's been chafing, desperate to see something new. It was after screening it again just to double-check for any red flags that I decided to share "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" with them, and it was one of the best screenings we've had in a while. They're big Jackie Chan and Buster Keaton fans, and a big part of that fascination on their part comes from the idea that what they're looking at is "real." They understand that most of the time, »
- Drew McWeeny
It's always a good time to revisit our favorite children's movies, whether you're introducing your kids to them for the first time or enjoying a Disney classic yet again. If kids' movies like "Dumbo" and "The Rescuers" aren't already in your library, they're available right now to stream on Netflix, along with a lot of newer movies that will appeal to your kids (and to the kid in you).
(Availability subject to change.)
1. "Anastasia" (1997) G
2. "Antz" (1998) PG
3. "Born Free" (1966) PG
A still-moving classic about the couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, then »
- Sharon Knolle
The 6th Annual Governors Awards took place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte, Honorary Award recipient Hayao Miyazaki, Honorary Award recipient Jean-Claude Carrière and Honorary Award recipient Maureen O’Hara were honored by their peers during the evening.
The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
Pictured (left to right): Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte, Honorary Award recipient Hayao Miyazaki, Honorary Award recipient Jean-Claude Carrière and Honorary Award recipient Maureen O’Hara
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs introduces the 2014 Governors Awards
- Michelle McCue
Maureen O'Hara movies: 2014 Honorary Oscar for Hollywood legend (photo: Maureen O'Hara at the 2014 Governors Awards) In the photo above, the movies' Maureen O'Hara, 2014 Honorary Oscar recipient for her body of work, arrives with a couple of guests at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards. This year's ceremony is being held this Saturday evening, November 8, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. For the last couple of years, Maureen O'Hara has been a Boise, Idaho, resident. Before that, the 94-year-old movie veteran -- born Maureen FitzSimons, on August, 17, 1920, in Dublin -- had been living in Ireland. Below is a brief recap of her movies. Maureen O'Hara movies: From Charles Laughton to John Wayne Following her leading-lady role in Alfred Hitchcock's British-made Jamaica Inn, starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara arrived in Hollywood in 1939 to play the gypsy Esmeralda opposite Laughton in William Dieterle »
- Andre Soares
On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the ceremony has transformed from an interesting experiment to one of the highlights of awards season.
The four recipients also represent the Academy’s push to better represent global filmmaking: Of the four, only Harry Belafonte was born in the U.S.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte has been an activist for his six-decade career, working with Martin Luther King Jr., advocating Ethiopian famine relief, fighting South Africa apartheid and recently speaking out on behalf of Trayvon Martin and demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. He’s faced heavy blowback for a number of his positions, yet Belafonte says the costs of speaking out were far less onerous »
- Variety Staff
Lindsay Lohan has said that being in solitary confinement in prison was the first time she has had "silence" in her life.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, the actress said that she has only been able to find peace since leaving Los Angeles.
"I was in solitary confinement for 14 days," she told Ross. "[The prison officers] said it was for 'safety purposes'. I said, 'What am I going to do?'
"It was very scary, it was very jarring. The weirdest part for me was I finally had silence in my life. As terrified as I was and as scared as I was, I finally felt like I didn't have to answer to anyone and I didn't have to do anything for anyone. That was the weirdest part of it."
When Ross asked if it had ultimately been a beneficial experience, Lohan answered: "Two days would have been enough."
The actress, who »
DeNiro and Hathaway were shooting a scene in which they performed Tai Chi on Thursday. For the day on set, DeNiro was dressed comfortably in navy blue sweatpants, a pullover and sneakers. Hathaway, not quite as well dressed for the exercise, sported a sweater, jeans and loafers. The two Oscar-winning actors were joined in the Chinese martial art by a number of others who looked a bit more practiced in the technique.
In The Intern, Hathaway – who played an assistant to a fashion editor in Devil Wears Prada – plays Julie Ostin, the founder of a fashion-centric e-commerce company. DeNiro plays her elderly intern Ben Whittaker, who gets involved with the company via a community outreach program. Initially, Julie is dismissive of Ben, »
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.
All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”
Carrière, who began his career as a novelist, was introduced to screenwriting by French comedian and filmmaker Pierre Étaix, with whom he shared an Oscar for the live action short subject “Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary)” in 1962. He »
- Michelle McCue
Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara will receive Honorary Awards at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards November 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The Academy’s Board of Governors did not award the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given out periodically. The last recipient was Francis Ford Coppola in 2010. Deadline’s Pete Hammond will give his take later today. The full release follows:
Los Angeles, CA —The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.
- The Deadline Team
Hollywood mourns the loss of a comedic genius.
It is truly a devastating day for Hollywood.
Immediately after news broke that Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63 of an apparent suicide, colleagues, friends and admirers took to Twitter to share their memories of the talented Oscar winner.
The actor and comedian's career spanned from the classic TV spinoff Mork & Mindy to the unforgettable Mrs. Doubtfire to an award-winning role in Good Will Hunting to the animated voice work of everyone's favorite genie in Aladdin. In one way or another, his work touched the life of just about everybody. The below tweets are just a few of those expressing sadness, shock and admiration.
Photos: Remembering Robin Williams Through the Years
Joan Rivers: "I'm terribly saddened. He was an amazing talent and a very kind and giving man. Everyone remembers him as a brilliant comedian but he was much more than that »
The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.
The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.
His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.
"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »
Robin Williams was found dead in California today (Aug. 11) at the age 63. Friends, entertainers, the rest of Hollywood and beyond have take to Twitter to celebrate the comedian's life, to grieve, and to react to his unexpected death. Steven Spielberg's public statement: “Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.” Garry Marshall's public statement: “Robin was hands-down a comedy genius and one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with in television or film. To lose him so young at the age of 63 is just a tragedy. I will forever be in awe of his timing, his talent and his pure and golden creativity… He was my friend and it is rare that you ever have a friend that is also a genius.” Bob Iger, »
- HitFix Staff
News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »
- Jake Perlman
James Clayton argues the case for spending more time with some supporting characters, crying out for a movie of their own...
Moviemakers and film studios produce movies. Said movies are then shipped to theatres around the globe. Paying audiences then turn up to watch these movies and some of them are very popular and take in a lot of money at the box office. Some of them, in fact, take in obscene amounts of money at the box office.
Moviemakers and film studios like it when the pictures they've produced turn out to be box office hits and bring in obscene amounts of money. The next natural step is obvious - milk the cult cashcow for all its worth to give cinemagoers more of what they like and simultaneously yield the inevitable enormous profits.
Sequels - and threequels and prequels and obliquels - are the standard, most obvious means of achieving this. »
It's a big day for Lindsay Lohan - she turns 28 years old! As we celebrate Lindsay's birthday, let's put aside her family drama, addictions, DUIs, arrests, and rehab stints. Instead, try to remember the first time you saw her. Was she a sweet pip-squeak oozing with talent in Disney's The Parent Trap or pop culture's queen bee in Mean Girls? Was she cracking jokes with the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live or getting praise from costars Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda? All that and everything in between reminds us there's a lot more to Lindsay than the tough times splashed across magazine covers. Nearing the end of her wild 20s, Lindsay seems determined to get back to work. As we await Lindsay's upcoming stage debut in Speed-the-Plow on London's West End in September, take a trip down memory lane with the moments »
- Nick Maslow
It's true: Oreos with peanut butter are a beautiful thing. It's been more than 15 years since The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan hit the silver screen, but we still hold on to plenty of the lessons we learned from one of our favorite childhood films. Lohan turns 28 on Wednesday, and if you were a kid during the '90s, chances are you've followed Lindsay's best moments ever since she debuted in the Disney film. Actually, chances are you learned Annie and Hallie's amazing handshake, too, and you definitely practiced a British accent while daydreaming about a life split between England and California's Napa Valley. For anyone who seriously considered learning how to fence to be more like Lohan's onscreen twins, take a look at these very important insights drawn from 1998's The Parent Trap. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Summer camp starts for kids everywhere this week, and that got us thinking about great summer-camp movies. There are the classics that show us the traditional camp experiences, including Meatballs, Little Darlings, Meatballs II, The Parent Trap, Meatballs 4, Ernest Goes to Camp and Lolita, as well as the horror flicks Friday the 13th and its sequels, and Sleepaway Camp and its sequels. There's also Indian Summer for nostalgic adults. Now, though, there are all kinds of niche overnight camps, and occasionally we get movies specificaly tied to, say, fat camps (Heavy Weights), magic camps (Magic Camp) and musical theater camps (Camp). We're even starting to get horror flicks tied to niche camps, a la this year's Stage Fright. And thanks in part to Mark...
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Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. A lot of kids are starting summer camp this week, which should be a lot of fun. Not that I ever experienced it myself firsthand, but I have lived vicariously through all the movies made about and set at camp. I know that as long as there are no serial killers on the loose that it consists of activities like swimming and hikes and arts and farts and crafts. Fun, fun, fun. There are the classics that show us the traditional camp experiences, including Meatballs, Little Darlings, Meatballs II, The Parent Trap, Meatballs 4, Ernest Goes to Camp and Lolita, as well as the horror flicks Friday the 13th and its sequels, and Sleepaway Camp and its sequels. There's also...
- Christopher Campbell
With the dog days of summer finally upon us, it's good to find an excuse (any excuse) to dip out of the heat and into a coolly air-conditioned living room. And what better way to spend your time than by watching things on Netflix? Behold, a list of things that are new to Netflix in July.
There are a bunch of new Christmas movies on the streaming service, part of the company's "Christmas in July" program (things like "Bad Santa" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas"), as well as a handful of Disney classics (like "Tarzan" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"). There are also, as always, newer films that you might have missed, but don't have to anymore -- everything from Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" (starring the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman) to this year's "Wolf Creek 2," a high-octane Australian thriller that seriously doesn't disappoint.
There are also »
- Drew Taylor
Lindsay Lohan In 'Speed-The-Plow'
In Speed-the-Plow, Lohan, 27, will play the role of Karen – a secretary looking to work her way up and not afraid to use her sexuality to do so. The part will mark Lohan’s professional theater debut.
Speed-the-Plow centers on two Hollywood film producers that are struggling to close a major deal. Mamet’s work of satire will be directed in its forthcoming West End production by Lindsay Posner.
In recent years, Lohan has struggled to return to her former glory as an actress, which saw her star in hits such as Freaky Friday and Mean Girls after becoming a household name as a child actress in 1998’s The Parent Trap. Her latest feature, The Canyons, received abysmal ratings, and rumors swirled about her poor work ethic on set. »
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