6 items from 2016
A Scott Berg, Michael Grandage, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney, John Logan and Jude Law Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions hosted a Museum of Modern Art premiere for Michael Grandage's Genius with Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, written by John Logan (Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday, Sam Mendes' Spectre and Skyfall), based on Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, by A Scott Berg. Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway, Guy Pearce as F Scott Fitzgerald and Vanessa Kirby as Zelda Fitzgerald round out their literary world.
John Logan on Scott Berg's Katharine Hepburn for Cate Blanchett: 'He absolutely offered some insight' Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze Angela Ashton, Joel Grey, Martha Plimpton, Oren Moverman, Kathleen Turner, Keith Urban, Spotlight screenwriter Josh Singer, Tom Wolfe, Zach Grenier, Elena Kampouris, Lilly Englert, Elena Rusconi, Laura Michelle Kelly, Tommy Tonge, Nan and Gay Talese, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Taking up classroom duties from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “I’m a cop, you idiot!” John Kimble, Expendables co-star Dolph Lundgren struggles to get a handle on the situation in the first trailer for Kindergarten Cop 2.
Yes, the long-rumored comedy sequel to Schwarzenegger’s 1990 cult favorite is finally closing in on its direct-to-dvd launch, with Entertainment Weekly debuting the clip along with a new synopsis to introduce Lundgren’s Agent Reed.
In Kindergarten Cop 2, Lundgren plays Agent Reed, who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, this time to recover a flash drive with sensitive information that was stolen from the Witness Protection Program. However, in addition to dealing with a handful of students, Reed also faces problems with the school’s “politically correct environment.
- Michael Briers
Twenty years ago this week - Feb. 9, 1996 - the romcom-dramedy Beautiful Girls first opened in theaters. The film centers around Willie (Timothy Hutton), who returns home for his high school reunion in a small Massachusetts town. It's funny, it's heartwarming, and it features one of the better ensemble casts of the 1990s. In honor of the film's 20th anniversary, we're pulling out the yearbook and looking up the film's cast to what they've been up to over the past 20 years. Timothy HuttonHutton won Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for Ordinary People when he was only 20. To this day he's the youngest-ever »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Who needs the Super Bowl when you can watch every sports movie ever made in seven minutes? Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine stopped by The Late Late Show on Sunday night to help host James Corden reenact scenes from beloved sports movies in under seven minutes - and it was glorious, to say the least. The crew took the stage in front of a green screen to act out some of the greatest moments in sports movies, complete with outfit changes, various accents and of course, a ton of chaos. Getting ready for @latelateshow with @zacefron and @andybovine »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
If you've ever fantasized about James Corden wearing nothing but a whipped cream bikini, you're in luck. For the Late Late Show's post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, the host got actors Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine to help him recreate the best cinematic tributes to athleticism in a skit called "History of Sports Movies in 7 Minutes" - including Ali Larter's sweet seduction scene from 1999's Varsity Blues. "Uh ... we cut this bit," Efron, 28, said as Corden, 37, sauntered in front of the green screen in a blonde wig (and not much else). "Right. It's still a treat for the ladies, »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
For three of the four big kudocasts, every year prompts a fresh round of speculation as to who will host the next installment, followed by intense scrutiny of the host’s various failings. For the past few Grammys, however, the hosting dilemma has been resolved: LL Cool J, who has been tapped for the Feb. 15 kudofest.
How did LL manage to succeed where so many other comedians, actors, and media personalities have failed? Per the rapper, being aware of his limited role in proceedings has proven to be the key.
“I’m not delusional,” he says. “I don’t think I’m Billy Crystal. I don’t think I’m Ellen (DeGeneres) or Whoopi (Goldberg). So I approach it with a place of humility, where I know the show isn’t about me, it’s about the artists and them having a great moment, and I’m there as a fan enjoying the ride. »
- Andrew Barker
6 items from 2016
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