6 items from 2016
Next month over on streaming giant Netflix offers up a giant selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar contender to…not so much — and we’ve picked seven (well, really 11) that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.
1. “Footloose” (available September 1)
If you’ve never experienced the original “Footloose” — no, not the one starring Miles Teller, though he is quite serviceable in a charming role — do yourself a favor and check out Herbert Ross’ 1984 classic. Yes, the concept of a town outlawing dancing is bizarre and outdated, but Ross and his cast (including Kevin Bacon in the kind of star-making role that’s so rare these days) really sell the concept, thanks to some serious drama and hard-earned emotion. But there is also dancing! It’s joyous and gymnastic and pure, »
- Kate Erbland
Silver Linings Playbook
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Grapes of Wrath
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- Benjamin Lee
Lennart Bjorck, who worked for Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures and formed his own company, Bjorck Film Corp., representing international distributors, died March 28 in Morro Bay, Calif. He was 91.
After decades working in international film distribution for various companies, Bjorck moved to Los Angeles in 1975, where he formed his own company, Bjorck Film Corp., a pioneering film company representing international distributors. He created the bridge that was needed culturally and the timing was right as the indie business was in its nascent form. He and his son and partner, Lars Bjorck, became an important part of the business in Los Angeles.
In 2001 Bjorck Film Corp. was purchased by company president Penny Karlin and VP Kelly Green, who formed Karlin-Green Media. Bjorck stayed on for a time as a consultant. At that point the company had recently been involved in projects including Michelle Pfeiffer-Sean Penn starrer “I Am Sam, »
- Carmel Dagan
In cinemas from this Friday is the new comedy from Marlon Wayans, Fifty Shades Of Black. Wayans is best known for his previous parodies that include the likes of Scary Movie and its sequel Scary Movie 2, and A Haunted House. The actor, producer and writer has also appeared alongside his brother Shawn in the hugely successful White Chicks, and Little Man.
In Fifty Shades Of Black, Wayans parodies last year’s successful adaptation of the E.L. James novel Fifty Shades Of Grey, as well as other big films of the last twelve months, including Magic Mike. This week, we caught up with Marlon in London where he spoke about filming the movie, his love of English girls, being single, shooting that Mmxxl scene and getting into shape for his new role.
Fifty Shades Of Black hits UK cinemas from Friday 11th March.
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- Paul Heath
If last week’s episode of Mom was a gut punch, this Thursday’s installment (9/8c on CBS) is all about the bruising after-effects.
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Indeed, in the wake of Jodi’s heartbreaking overdose — and Christy’s decision to let Marjorie go on her honeymoon without any knowledge of their friend’s death — viewers will witness “the first time that there’s been a lot of tension in Marjorie and Christy’s relationship,” previews series star Anna Faris.
“Marjorie understandably is really upset. Her argument is, ‘Instead of getting to grieve with you, »
Over 40 years after bringing Dr. Frank-n-Furter to legendary onscreen life, Tim Curry has joined the cast of Fox's two-hour reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With Laverne Cox stepping into the high heels of the doctor this time around, Curry will play a different role: the Criminologist Narrator.
Press Release: Tim Curry, the Emmy Award-winning actor, Tony Award nominee and creator of the original “Dr. Frank-n-Furter,” will return to the iconic, pop culture phenomenon as the Criminologist Narrator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the two-hour television event airing this fall on Fox. Curry, an accomplished stage, television and film actor, originated the breakout “Dr. Frank-n-Furter” role in the 1973 London stage production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” returning to play the character in the Lou Adler-executive-produced film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” which premiered September 26, 1975, and has been in theatrical distribution longer than any other film in history. »
- Derek Anderson
6 items from 2016
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