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17 items from 2016


'The Circle' Trailer: Emma Watson Falls for Tom Hanks' Cult-Like Tech Company

6 December 2016 1:30 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Every decade gets its own wave of movies, usually thrillers, built around whatever technology is grabbing headilnes at the time. In the '80s it was all about robots (Runaway, Chopping Mall, Short Circuit, RoboCop). In the '90s it was all about the personal computing revolution (The Net, You've Got Mail, Hackers, Brainscan). The 2000s were about mobile tech (One Missed Call, Cellular, Swordfish, even The Dark Knight has a huge cell phone-related subplot). And now in 2010 we're moving into movies all about live streaming. Recently we've gotten a trio of web video thrillers that are all better than you'd expect (The Den, Unfriended, Nerve), and now a bunch of your favorite people are joining that list. The Circle stars Emma Watson, Tom...

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- Peter Hall

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Meg Ryan Reveals How Motherhood 'Fundamentally' Changed Her - and Her Favorite Quirky Thing About Tom Hanks

13 September 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meg Ryan makes her directorial debut in the new coming-of-age movie Ithaca while also costarring alongside two of her favorite leading men: son Jack Quaid and longtime friend and costar Tom Hanks. The heartfelt film tells the story of a World War II messenger boy who experiences pain, love and hope through the telegraphs he receives, and is based off of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Quaid, 20, plays her son in the movie, and Ryan, 54, tells People Now it was "fantastic to have him around" the set, especially as he loyally helped to calm any jitters. »

- Alexandra Canal

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Meg Ryan Reveals How Motherhood 'Fundamentally' Changed Her - and Her Favorite Quirky Thing About Tom Hanks

13 September 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meg Ryan makes her directorial debut in the new coming-of-age movie Ithaca while also costarring alongside two of her favorite leading men: son Jack Quaid and longtime friend and costar Tom Hanks. The heartfelt film tells the story of a World War II messenger boy who experiences pain, love and hope through the telegraphs he receives, and is based off of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Quaid, 20, plays her son in the movie, and Ryan, 54, tells People Now it was "fantastic to have him around" the set, especially as he loyally helped to calm any jitters. »

- Alexandra Canal

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Meg Ryan on Reuniting With Tom Hanks for Ithica: "He Just Hits It Out of the Park"

9 September 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Meg Ryan has worked with Tom Hanks on a number of occasions, but Ithica is the first time she got to direct the Oscar winner. Hanks plays Ryan's husband in the film, which happens to be her directorial debut. The movie is also Ryan's first onscreen reunion with Hanks since You've Got Mail in 1998, and as she told E! News Thursday at the film's premiere, she still enjoys working with her former co-star! "He's so cute, isn't he?" she said of Hanks. "He's so good and sweet. He's got like this much [indicates a small amount with her fingers] to do in the movie, but he just hits it out of the park." But for as much as Ryan likes working with Hanks »

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Meg Ryan on Working with Tom Hanks Again (After Almost 20 Years!): 'He's Just Such a Master'

9 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For her directorial debut, Meg Ryan says she wanted "a simple story about complicated things." The result is Ithaca, a coming-of-age story set during the early days of World War II and based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. "I knew I could tell the story simply with pictures - the whole movie is like a poem on a postcard," she tells People. "I felt like I could manage something this size." Starring Sam Shepard, Alex Neustaedter and Ryan, the film tells the story of 14-year-old Homer Macauley, who assumes the role of man of the house to »

- Julie Jordan, @juliejordanc

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Meg Ryan on Working with Tom Hanks Again (After Almost 20 Years!): 'He's Just Such a Master'

9 September 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For her directorial debut, Meg Ryan says she wanted "a simple story about complicated things." The result is Ithaca, a coming-of-age story set during the early days of World War II and based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. "I knew I could tell the story simply with pictures - the whole movie is like a poem on a postcard," she tells People. "I felt like I could manage something this size." Starring Sam Shepard, Alex Neustaedter and Ryan, the film tells the story of 14-year-old Homer Macauley, who assumes the role of man of the house to »

- Julie Jordan, @juliejordanc

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Meg Ryan's Ithaca Grapples with Families Torn Apart by War: Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek

25 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meg Ryan might best be known as the queen of '90s rom-coms, but now she's got a new title: director. The actress has stepped behind the camera to helm her first feature film, Ithaca, a coming-of-age drama that first debuted at the Middleburg Film Festival in Virginia last year. Ryan also stars in the film as a recently widowed mother raising her children in the midst of World War II. In an exclusive sneak peek from Ithaca, Ryan's onscreen son Homer (Alex Neustaedter) takes a job as a telegraph messenger in the hopes of supporting his mom after his »

- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3

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Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan Reunite in New Ithaca Photo

23 August 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Once upon a time, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were known as America's sweethearts. The duo first paired up on the big screen for 1990's Joe Versus the Volcano. They would also go onto appear together in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle followed by 1998's You've Got Mail. They haven't been seen together since that time. But that all changes with the upcoming WWII drama Ithaca, which brings a stirring reunion between the two lost and wandering soles.

Ithaca marks Meg Ryan's directorial debut after the actress took some time away from appearing in blockbuster romantic comedies. The movie is a coming-of-age tale for one teenage boy, and doesn't revolve around another loving relationship between the two former co-stars. In fact, the pair weren't seen together in the trailer that dropped last month. And they only share a fleeting few moments together on screen. Entertainment Weekly has a first look at this reunion. »

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Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks Finally Reunite Onscreen in Ithaca Trailer

28 July 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

No matter how brief this reunion is in the trailer, a (fantastic) reunion it still is. Meg Ryan makes her directorial debut with the World War II film, Ithaca, and in it she and Tom Hanks will be playing the parents of 14-year old Homer (Alex Neustaedter) who becomes a telegraph messenger during the war while his brother (Jack Quaid) fights abroad. Meg and Tom's onscreen reunion is brief—a mere heartwarming glance at each other—but it's enough to give us all the same feels they gave us in You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. If the plot alone won't make you tear up, the thought of these two acting in love again absolutely will. Of course, the trailer features plenty of »

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That Time Tom Hanks Re-Created Every Tom Hanks Movie in Under 8 Minutes

8 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

America's sweetheart Tom Hanks turns 60 on Saturday, and we're celebrating by remembering that time he continued to be every person's hero by re-creating every one of his movies. The actor appeared on the very first night of The Late Late Show with James Corden last year, and he and the host recited a few lines from everything from Forrest Gump to Turner & Hooch to You've Got Mail. Basically, Hanks is up for anything, and we should all try to hire him at our next birthday parties to do impressions of himself, because this is spectacular. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Ryder Comments On The Continued Possibility of A 'Beetlejuice 2'

14 June 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ghostbusters 3

Beetlejuice 2

Bill And Ted 3

The three titles above have gone through the rumor mill since long before we signed onto AOL and heard "You've Got Mail" and the internet became the place for geeks to discuss their favorite movies.  Ghostbusters 3 almost happened, but never did. Beetlejuice 2 almost happened, but didn't. Bill And Ted 3 is in that unique spot where it could happen, because the logistical hurdle of getting the core team on board has already been completed, but will only happen once all the stars align- i.e. script, funding, etc. 

As we now know, Ghostbusters 3 will never happen now, as the property has been rebooted. But what about Beetlejuice 2? Will it get the reboot treatment? Will it get a true sequel? Does anyone involved even want to make it? Well, it sounds like Beetlejuice 2 falls somewhere between those other two properties. Similar to Ghostbusters 3, it isn't happening. But similar to Bill And Ted 3, it actually could.

So Beetlejuice, fittingly, is in purgatory. 

The reason I say it could happen, is that- similar to B&T 3, the originators would totally come back. Tim Burton has said he would do it. Michael Keaton has said he would do it. Winona Ryder has said she would do it. And, depending on who you ask, the film was said to officially be in development earlier this year. Burton, however, squashed that rumor shortly after it hit the net.

Here's what Burton told Collider last month:

"This is the thing, it’s something that I’m interested in, but there’s so many stories [online], dumping Michael Keaton for Johnny Depp and this or that, and I’ve talked to these people and they didn’t wanna hear this so they just made up a story. But the fact of it is I have talked to Michael and I have talked to Winona, I’ve talked to a few people. It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s something that if the elements are right—because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet."

Now Ryder is out and about, promoting Stranger Things, and here are her latest comments on Beetlejuice 2:

"I don’t really know what’s going on with that. Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael[Keaton]. I don’t know. There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting. I think it would be great if it happened, if it was the right circumstances. Gosh, you know you’re getting older when they’re making TV shows, sequels or plays for things that you did. It’s very flattering and very humbling, indeed."

So the film is still basically in some sort of holding pattern. As Burton said, the first one wasn't a movie that screamed for a sequel, and it's likely that we won't get a Beetlejuice 2 until Burton, Keaton, and Ryder see a script that blows the doors off of the place. If that ever even happens.

We're basically at one "Beetlejuice." A great script would be a second "Beetlejuice." That would set the stage for the third (and final!)...."Bee-"

Nah, I won't say it. Don't wanna jinx it.

Source: Collider

Mario-f. Robles Psyched! Freakin' Finally seeing #XMenApocalypse tonight. It's in 3D, which blows. But it'll do. about 19 hours ago »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Stage Door: She Loves Me (and Tony Preview)

2 May 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Overheard whilst exiting Broadway's She Loves Me this weekend:

[surprised] That was just like 'You've Got Mail'!

Bingo, tourist ladies, bingo. She Loves Me, the 1963 musical, currently in the middle of its second Broadway revival, is adapted from the 1937 Hungarian play Parfumerie by Miklós László. It's inspired so many riffs so often you'd think it was a Shakespeare comedy. The play has already resulted in three well-known movies in the form of the touching Jimmy Stewart clasic (The Shop Around the Corner, 1940), an undervalued Judy Garland romance (In the Good Old Summertime, 1949), and the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks rom-com You've Got Mail (1998). The shop changes as does the mode by which the anonymous lovers correspond without realizing they know and hate each other in real life. Expect an internet catfishing riff on the story in 3...2...1... Anyway, in 1963 the play was adapted into She Loves Me for the musical stage. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Newish Viewing: Concussion, Hateful 8, and Reader Poll

29 March 2016 5:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's what's new or newish for home viewing over the past two weeks for DVDs, BluRays, or Streaming. Now you can...

• see if the Pinkett-Smiths had any reason to be upset about the lack of Oscar interest in  Concussion (hint: no)

• stab your eyes out while watching Daddy's Home 

• find out if The Hateful Eight is Tarantino's worst (hint: yes)

• discover the stuff they left out of Pt 1 in order to make another billion with Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 2

• watch Juliet Stevenson be Mother Teresa in The Letters

• endure yet another Paranormal Activity movie because they will never stop making those

• use Point Break (2015)  discs for coasters because who needs a remake when Point Break (1991) is still such a knockout?!

Reader's Choice Streaming

We kicked off the biweekly reader's choice series with Gattaca (1997) and Cruel Intentions (1999). Time for another on Wednesday April 6th only I'm forcing a move away from »

- NATHANIEL R

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News Bits: Miller, Carpenter, Book, Fly, Favor

1 February 2016 8:47 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

George Miller

Australian director George Miller has been selected to head the jury at the upcoming 69th Cannes Film Festival running from May 11th to 22nd. Miller was at Cannes last May when Fury Road screened as an official out-of-competition selection.

In a statement, Miller says: "What an unmitigated delight. To be there in the middle of this storied festival at the unveiling of cinematic treasures from all over the planet. To spend time in passionate discourse with fellow members of the jury. Such an honor. I'll be there with bells on!" [Source: THR]

John Carpenter

Rare is the chance one gets to talk about the work of their heroes, rarer still does one get to do it with the help of some great people. Earlier this week I got to do that, discussing all things John Carpenter with the wonderful Lee Zachariah and Sophie Mayer for their prestigious podcast Hell is for Hyphenates, »

- Garth Franklin

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Woman Writes Reviews of Her Dates on Yelp, Sparks Battle With the Site

8 January 2016 2:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who doesn't walk away from a date wishing they had a more tangible way to assess the experience? Well, one woman has found a way to do just that. Natalie Walker, a New York City-based actress, has started taking stock of her meet-ups by writing Yelp reviews of where they took place. "I am leaving Yelp reviews for every place I have ever gone on a date but just reviewing the date," she sums up the project on Twitter. So far, Walker has left reviews for movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and even musicals where she's tried to make a love connection. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Woman Writes Reviews of Her Dates on Yelp, Sparks Battle With the Site

8 January 2016 2:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Who doesn't walk away from a date wishing they had a more tangible way to assess the experience? Well, one woman has found a way to do just that. Natalie Walker, a New York City-based actress, has started taking stock of her meet-ups by writing Yelp reviews of where they took place. "I am leaving Yelp reviews for every place I have ever gone on a date but just reviewing the date," she sums up the project on Twitter. So far, Walker has left reviews for movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and even musicals where she's tried to make a love connection. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Breaking News: Mindy Kaling Likes Rom-Coms, and Here Are Her Top Picks

6 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

This morning, Mindy Kaling tweeted a link to a list of her favorite romantic comedies, apparently an idea suggested to her by her friend (?) B.J. Novak (#It'sComplicated). Mindy posted her top nine, begging the question: What's the tenth?? There are a lot of Mindy classics on here, including You've Got Mail and Bridget Jones's Diary, but then, straight out of left field (ha ha!), A League of Their Own! Is that movie even a rom-com? Seems to fall less in the Romantic Comedy category and more in the category of Movies With a Strong Female League. Is it a romance between sisters? A romance between friends? A romance between Bill Pullman limping back from the war and Geena Davis? Decide for yourself. Here's the full list: Bridget Jones' DiaryA movie as good as the book, and in some ways even better because Hugh Grant and Colin Firth were better »

- Emma Barrie

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