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The apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the tree! Photos of Jack Nicholson's son, Ray, 23, at an event in the Hamptons on Saturday, Aug. 15, blew up on the Internet and only made our thirst for sizzling celeb offspring even stronger. Is it just Us, or is he looking a little like Leonardo DiCaprio circa Catch Me If You Can in his polka-dot short-sleeve button-up? Good thing Pierce Brosnan rose to the occasion by also bringing his brood of sons to the premiere of his movie [...] »
This year marks over 25 years since Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio made his acting debut. As a fresh faced, ambitious teen, DiCaprio appeared in several family soap operas in the early 1990s that had decent runs, including Parenthood and Growing Pains. A quarter of a century later and two Golden Globe wins for Best Actor (The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 and The Aviator in 2005), DiCaprio has arguably become one of the most recognizable faces in the world, albeit sadly without that coveted Oscar win. Sealing his fate as a global heartthrob in age-old romantic drama Romeo + Juliet in 1996, then following it up next year with the blockbuster Titanic, Leo subsequently shot to stardom and worked with some of cinema’s finest directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. Although a hard list to make given his impressive CV, here we take a look back some of his most remarkable roles. »
- Gary Collinson
Twenty years ago today, Bryan Singer, the director of the “good X-Men movies” (read: all of them except X3), and writer Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue One) rounded up five thieves for the heist of the 90’s. It all starts out with a seemingly harmless lineup, but Keyser Söze – bogeyman of the criminal underworld – has very specific (and sinister) plans for The Usual Suspects’ Dean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), McManus (Stephen Baldwin), Fenster (Benicio del Toro), Hockney (Kevin Pollak), and Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey). Bonus points to Singer for casting Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”’s Gus Fring), who looks ridiculously young as one of the FBI agents after Keyser Söze.
From pool sharks and grifters to tricksters, card cheats and American hustlers, here’s our rundown of the most memorable con artists in movie history.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
One of the finest fraudster films to ever »
- Daniel Bettridge
Disney’s very own Comic-Con, D23, was held at the weekend, and we pick through the awesome news and reveals from the event, including some huge Star Wars bombshells, and the return of a big name to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. All this, and Tom’s Trivia Three – Learn cool tidbits about Iron Man, Catch Me If You Can, and Cillian Murphy Reviews – Absolutely Anything.A critically acclaimed screen actor quotes lines from movies he hasn’t starred in – This week, our acclaimed actor takes on Harry Potter.News – Our epic round up of D23, and we discuss the news that Spectre will be James Bond’s origin story. Subscribe on iTunes – Click here (Click view in iTunes and the click Subscribe) If you’re already a subscriber, the latest episode is ready to download. iPhone / iPad Users– Click here to open your iTunes podcast app and click Subscribe! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Steven Spielberg’s next film, spy thriller Bridge Of Spies, teams him up again with with his old Saving Private Ryan and The Terminal cohort Tom Hanks for what’s shaping up to be a heart-stopping Cold War thriller. It has a new poster that recalls the Saul Bass-inspired opening credits of another Hanks/Spielberg movie, Catch Me If You Can, and more recently that stylish falling man Mad Men aesthetic. It’s also got a big photo of Tom Hanks on it, which we’re always in favour of.May 1, 1960. While American moviegoers were watching David Niven and Doris Day hamming it up Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Us pilot Gary Powers’s U2 spy plane was plunging through Russian airspace after a Soviet Sam missile put pay to his covert mission. Next to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the incident's fallout brought America and the Soviet Union as »
As a comedy team, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have always been perfect. They complement each other to such an extent that any instance of performance is instantly elevated by their pairing. From Saturday Night Live to the Golden Globes telecast – with 2004’s Mean Girls and 2008’s Baby Mama along the way – these two are never more effective than when they are locked in a game of verbal tennis with each other in some heightened, comedic situation. It is no surprise, then, that there has been a significant amount of anticipation for their next cinematic reunion – Sisters – which is due for release on December 18th 2015.
Directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) and written by Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live) Sisters is essentially a ‘vehicle’ for this tag-team of hilarity – and indeed, it was written specifically for these two actresses to undertake. Starring as siblings Maura (Poehler) and Jane (Tina), the »
- Sarah Myles
Fey and Poehler have worked together on numerous films and projects over the years, including Mean Girls, Baby Mama and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. They also co-hosted the Golden Globes together for three straight years, from 2013 to 2015.
Sisters is about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
The script for the film was penned by Paula Pell, who is another Saturday Night Live veteran. Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) directed a cast that includes such actors as Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Maya Rudolph »
- Justin Cook
A new scribe has been tapped to write the Splinter Cell movie. According to Deadline, Frank John Hughes will pen the next draft of the script for the planned video game adaptation for New Regency and Ubisoft. Hughes only has two writing credits to his name (Dark Tourist, Leave), but as an actor, he's probably best known for his roles in Catch Me If You Can, Mr. Vincent,... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Aaron Tveit, you’re the one that Fox wants.
The Graceland leading man and Broadway actor will play Danny Zuko in the network’s live staging of Grease.
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As previously announced, Dancing With the Stars alum/actress Julianne Hough and High School Musical grad Vanessa Hudgens will headline the musical as Sandy and Rizzo, respectively. The cast also includes Scream Queens‘ Keke Palmer (as Marty Maraschino) and Big Time Rush‘s Carlos PenaVega (as Kenickie).
“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly »
The Paramount Television production is based on the original musical “Grease” by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and Paramount Pictures’ 1978 feature adaptation. The film famously cast John Travolta as bad boy rebel Danny, who was hopelessly devoted to the sweet and innocent Sandy (played by Olivia Newton-John).
“I’m thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in reimagining this classic and beloved musical,” said Tveit in a statement. “Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role, and I can’t wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television.”
- Whitney Friedlander
Wop bam boom! Fox's upcoming Grease Live special has found its Danny Zuko in none other than Aaron Tveit. The celebrated stage and screen star, 31, will take on the role once famously played by John Travolta. Tveit brings acclaimed musical prowess to the production, with previous Broadway roles in Next to Normal, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, and Wicked. The New York native also sang on the big screen in 2012's Les Miserables, starring as Enjolras in the Oscar-winning cast of Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell [...] »
Grease is the word for Aaron Tveit. The Graceland star has been cast as Danny Zuko in Fox's Grease Live, E! News has confirmed. "I'm thrilled and honored to be joining this incredibly talented team of actors in re-imagining this classic and beloved musical," Tveit said in a statement "Playing Danny Zuko is a dream role and I can't wait to be a part of all the fun that comes along with performing live on television." Carlos PenaVega of Big Time Rush will play Kenickie. Tveit, whose USA series is now in its third season, has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can. His other credits include Gossip Girl, Law and Order: Svu, The Good Wife and the »
Tom Hanks makes his bid for a third Oscar with the true-story adaptation Bridge of Spies, in theaters this fall. Four months after the domestic Bridge of Spies trailer was released, 20th Century Fox has debuted an international trailer with new footage that shows how one American lawyer was unwittingly thrust into the Cold War. This dramatic thriller marks Tom Hanks' third collaboration with director Steven Spielberg, following Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan's »
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are at it again! The frequent collaborators (Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can, Band of Brothers) have a Cold War drama on the horizon, called Bridge of Spies, and the trailer has just been released. Hanks plays James B. Donovan, an ordinary insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, NY, who is handpicked by the government to negotiate the release of a captured American pilot. Amy Ryan plays his wife, alongside costars Alan Alda, Scott Shepherd, and Billy Magnussen. Lest you write this off as just another historical drama, you should know that not only is the story inspired by true events, but the script was also cowritten by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. Interested? The movie is out on Oct. 16, and you can watch the trailer below. Check out the first trailer, as well: »
I'm getting a little The Spy that Came in from the Cold vibe with some of the imagery in this latest Bridge of Spies trailer. Whether that's just a result of the word "spy" being in both titles I'm not sure. That said, I can't say I'm particularly moved by what I see, but I think that's largely due to the fact it feels like Spielberg is a victim of his own style. Lincoln was elevated by the writing and the performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, but man, most of Spielberg's films after 2002's Catch Me If You Can are pretty much down-the-middle as far as I'm concerned. The risk taking is limited and while I respect the somber and dialed back nature of Munich (even though I don't really like the film that much), there's a measure of "sameness" that's grown tiresome, as if he's still looking for something to truly inspire him once again. »
- Brad Brevet
By Alex Simon
They say that clothes make the man. They also make the man in the movie and, sometimes, even make the movie itself live on in the annals of classic filmdom. With that in mind, here is a list (in no particular order) of ten gents and the characters they played who changed our sartorial habits forever.
1. Michael Douglas/Gordon Gecko—Wall Street
Arguably the movie that set the style for second half of the 1980s, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street featured Michael Douglas’ Oscar-winning turn as corporate raider Gordon Gecko, whose ruthlessness in the boardroom was only matched by his sense of style. Douglas is all clean lines in his pinstripe suits, suspenders and slicked-back hair, creating an iconic look that screamed “power” and “go fuck yourself” simultaneously.
Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian sci-fi allegory is one of cinema’s great dark satires, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Say what you like about Ashton Kutcher's Jobs movie, but it did hold one ace up its sleeve that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn't - an actor who actually resembles the character they're playing.
We take a look at a handful of stars who don't look anything like the real-life people they played.
As brilliant an actor as the Shame star is, it's clear from the trailers for Danny Boyle's biopic that little has been done to make Fassbender look like the man he's portraying. Ashton Kutcher has him beat in that department (as does Noah Wyle if you go all the way back to Pirates of Silicon Valley), but with the talent involved here we're expecting Steve Jobs to be a cut above Jobs.
Intriguingly, prior to Fassbender's casting Christian Bale was circling the role before bowing out due to worries »
The mysteries of America’s foremost intelligence agency are fertile ground for storytellers, but the truth is always more powerful than fiction – particularly in the case of the 2014 biography The Good Spy: The Life And Death Of Robert Ames. Now, producing super-team Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes (Flight, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Road To Perdition, the Men In Black franchise) have snapped up the rights to The Good Spy, and are planning to deliver a dramatic adaptation of it to the big screen.
Robert Ames was a CIA operative and the intelligence agency’s Near East Director. He allegedly made the first high-level infiltration of the Plo during his career, and was renowned for building productive and effective relationships with Arab intelligence figures. These bonds were seen to hold the key to lasting peace – but those hopes were dashed when he was killed in the suicide »
- Sarah Myles
During the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced that Xavier Dolan had cast Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) in It’s Only the End of the World, and now with production underway we have our first look at Marion Cotillard in the film…
Based on a play of the same name by Jean-Luc Lagarce, It’s Only the End of the World follows a writer as he goes back to his hometown, intending on announcing his upcoming death to his family. However, as resentment soon rewrites the course of the afternoon, all attempts of empathy are sabotaged by people’s incapacity to listen and love.
- Gary Collinson
Saturday 6th June saw the first episode of The Voice India. As many of you are aware, The Voice, is already an extremely popular international singing reality show concept. The Voice has now arrived in India and has the multi talented Himesh Reshammiya (Hr), Shaan, Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan as its ‘fabulous four’ coaches. The show is hosted by popular television actor Karan Tacker. Two of the coaches are also seen in their new looks: our favourite coach Hr, wears golden shoes, and has a statement tattoo on his arm to show off his new lean look. While coach Sunidhi looks incredibly chic with her short hairstyle and trendy outfit.
The Voice India is split into three rounds: Blind auditions, Battle rounds and Live rounds. Saturday’s show opened with short introductions by the coaches, followed by their spectacular performances. Their opening acts were choreographed by Terence Lewis. Sunidhi Chauhan »
- Jem Raj
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