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This week is the final airing of the syndicated movie review program At The Movies, marking a true end-of-an-era for those of us who grew up eagerly anticipating the weekly thumb wrestling of critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.
In September of 1975 Chicago Tribune writer Gene and Chicago Sun-Times writer Roger were reluctantly paired for the monthly PBS show Opening Soon at A Theater Near You, which ran for two seasons before being renamed Sneak Previews.
The show became a huge hit for PBS, which decided to syndicate it with Gene and Roger remaining as hosts until 1982, when contract negotiations fell through. They were replaced by liberal commentator Neal Gabler and human block of wood Jeffrey Lyons, who would become best known for siring a quote whore (more on that later.)
Gabler left after three years, unhappy with the direction of the show, and was replaced by Michael Medved, who »
Hollywoodlife.Com Exclusive: Abby Sunderland Forced To Go On Dangerous Boat Trip Or Lose Sponsor!
HollywoodLife.com has learned that 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland was forced to leave her home port of Marina del Rey, Calif., on Jan. 23 even though it would mean she’d be heading into the most dangerous time to sail in the Southern Hemisphere’s Indian Ocean, or else she would have lost a major sponsor. “There was a time crunch. She had to leave by Jan. 31,” reveals Ted Caloroso, the cinematographer who was working with the Sunderland family in their quest to sell a reality show.
Caloroso claims that there were problems with Abby’s boat that required her to stop for repairs in Cabo San Lucas from Feb. 2 to 6, and that it was in Cabo San Lucas that he became concerned that Abby’s father,Laurence, was “cutting corners” in dangerous ways.
“He didn »
- Jennifer Murray
Six is still enough for the Jolie-Pitts. A source close to Angelina Jolie calls a new report claiming the actress is three-months pregnant with her seventh child "totally false." A rep for the actress also denies the pregnancy reports. Right now, it's all about quality time between the Jolie-Pitt kids and their grandparents. Brad's parents are staying with the family in Venice, while Angelina continues to shoot The Tourist with Johnny Depp. On Tuesday, Knox, 1½, took his daily balcony break, this time with Brad's mom, Jane, to watch the boats in the canal. Two days before, he stepped out with his grandpa, »
- Mary Green
You can bring home three action-packed Universal titles home in high definition this July. Alpha Dog, Assault on Precinct 13 and In Bruges will all make their Blu-ray debuts on July 13. We don't have any pricing details for these titles as of yet, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features for each title below.
In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did.
A Cautionary Tale: The Making of Alpha DogMy Scenes
Laurence Fishburne plays a notorious mobster temporarily incarcerated on »
With car chases, espionage, narrow escapes and steamy sex scenes, Angelina Jolie's new action film Salt appears to be anything but bland. In the the movie, which is scheduled to be released July 23, Jolie, 34, plays a CIA operative, Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian spy. The trailer showcases the action-film chops Jolie honed as video-game adventurer Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider series, opening with Jolie escaping from a police vehicle, followed by scenes in which she eludes captors on foot and motorcycle. Jolie's costar, Liev Schrieber, plays her CIA colleague. - Blane Bachelor Related: The »
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Tiger Woods' loving wife, Elin Nordegren, was spotted taking the kids to school today ... sporting her now traditional Nike garb. As we first reported, Tiger shot a new Nike commercial yesterday at the Isleworth Country Club near his home.They're just one big happy family. More Elin Nordegren Tiger Woods Shoots New Commercial for Nike Tiger Woods Tee'd Off -- The Full Workout Elin Nordegren -- Boat Trip ...
After a weekend on a boat in Palm Beach, Tiger Woods' wife Elin Nordegren returned to Orlando today -- where she was seen picking up their daughter from pre-school ... and she was all business. See Also Elin Nordegren -- Boat Trip Tiger Woods: I've Done Some Pretty Bad Things ...
The Bond legend hasn't appeared in a film since 2002's Boat Trip, choosing instead to lend his famous voice to animated movies in recent years.
But Moore will take on double duties in the new project, acting as star and executive producer for the film - which will be set in 1950s Ireland, where Wayne and Maureen O'Hara shot their scenes for the popular 1952 movie.
He tells Britain's Daily Express, "The Quiet Man is one of my all-time favourite films. The opportunity to revisit the time when Hollywood arrived in Ireland to shoot it was simply too delicious to miss." »
Kevin Bacon, 'Taking Chance'In this powerful, fact-based film, skillfully crafted as a visually moving journey, Kevin Bacon stars as Lt. Col. Mike Strobl, an officer making his way across America, who unintentionally touches the lives of the people he meets while escorting the body of Pfc. Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyo. A dedicated Marine, Strobl is conflicted by not being on the front lines, instead relegated to life behind a desk in a cubicle. Hoping for inner resolution, he volunteers for escort duty.In an online interview with HBO, when asked what about the role surprised him the most, Bacon responded, "Actually, the whole process of making the film. It felt in some ways similar to what I imagined the original journey to be." Bacon is no stranger to difficult or diverse roles, collecting kudos, nominations, and awards for his broad range of characters »
9 items from 2010
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