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Blu-ray Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $49.99
Studio: Warner Home Video
So apparently, in 2007 when Warner brought out Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut, they lied. The 2014 Alexander: The Ultimate Cut is another version of the much-edited movie, which director Oliver Stone (Wall Street Money Never Sleeps) apparently can’t let go.
Celebrating the movie’s 10th anniversary, The Ultimate Cut is 206 minutes, 31 minutes longer than the already long 175-minute original film and eight minutes shorter than that Final Cut. Hmmm
“I’ve tried throughout this process to achieve what I believe is the appropriate balance between the inner and outer journeys undertaken by this extraordinary man,” said Stone. “Free from earlier constraints [i.e. defined codes for violence and sexuality], I’ve continued to pursue this great story, and I think I have at last achieved a film that tells a story as it has never been told.”
Good to know.
The originally R-rated movie tells the legend of Alexander, »
After 43 million people watched with bemusement as John Travolta introduced Frozen star Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem," the actor apologized to the singer of Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" and said he has been "beating myself up" over it since Sunday's award show.
Oscars 2014: 25 Best and Worst Moments
"I've been beating myself up all day," said Travolta in a statement released to AP. "Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!' Idina is incredibly talented and I am so happy »
Poor John Travolta. Poor, poor John Travolta. Idina Menzel, whom the "Battlefield Earth" star inadvertently rechristened at the Oscars on Sunday, has decided to have a little fun at Travolta's expense by reprinting the official Playbill for her new Broadway musical "If/Then" with the name "Adele Dazeem" listed on her official bio. To further reflect the alternate universe in which John Travolta clearly resides, "Rent" is now "Nert," "Wicked" is now "Wicked-ly" and "Frozen" is now "Farfignugen." Final analysis? Idina Menzel wins everything. At this performance... #idinamenzel #adeledazeem pic.twitter.com/rpgi4BYaLa — Janet Krupin (@janetkrupin) March 4, 2014 »
- Chris Eggertsen
Idina Menzel is officially "Adele Dazeem" -- at least in the program for her new musical, "If/Then."John Travolta famously flubbed her name while introducing her performance of "Let It Go," calling her Adele Dazeem. Now, the songbird's new Broadway musical has capitalized on the actor's embarrassing moment in a hilarious way.Theater star Janet Krupin took to Twitter to post a photo of a program announcement, showing a picture of Menzel and the words "At this performance, the role of Elizabeth will be played by Adele Dazeem." The accompanying blurb also includes a number of screw-ups that only theater geeks will catch -- like messing up the name of "Rent" and her character Elphaba in "Wicked."The musical's market team also created an ad that was posted to Facebook on Monday with the tagline, "You Know Her Name," beneath a photo of the 42-year-old actress performing the Oscar winning song from "Frozen. »
- tooFab Staff
It looks like both John Travolta and Idina Menzel are going to let it go. In the days since Travolta first stepped in front of a microphone at Sunday's Oscars and mangled the Frozen star's name in front of 43 million people, the artist once known as Adele Dazeem has become an Internet phenomenon. Now, Travolta is speaking about the gaffe for the first time. "I've been beating myself up all day," the Pulp Fiction star said in a statement released Tuesday. "Then I thought, what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, let it go, let it go!" The two-time Oscar nominee added, »
- Nate Jones
Whether you interpreted the Oscars flub as Adele Nazeem, Adela Dazi or some other variation, it definitely wasn't Menzel's real name. That's Ok with the actress and singer's current job, the Broadway production of "If/Then":
You know her name! @idinamenzel stars in the new musical If/Then on Broadway starting March 5th. pic.twitter.com/TpdfRdm3t3
-- If/Then (@IfThenMusical) March 3, 2014
Netflix got in on the name game too, advertising that the film version of "Rent," co-starring Menzel, is available for streaming:
Don't miss the wickedly talented Adela Dazeem in Rent, streaming now: http://t.co/9zl6NOLG1V
-- Netflix Us (@netflix) March 4, 2014
Could Travolta's mistake prove to be a career boost for Menzel? »
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Dark Horizons Hugh Jackman planning to hang up the Wolverine claws soon. Yes! I 100% co-sign everything my friend Ja says about this one on his blog:
Honestly at seven films down I'm kind of ready for Jackman to do something else, too. As long as he keeps taking his clothes off, of course! But the bulging vein Wolverine look has gotten to be too much. »
- NATHANIEL R
Idina Menzel took the Dolby Theatre stage to perform the Oscar-winning original song "Let It Go" from Frozen on Sunday night, but only after presenter John Travolta mispronounced her name. Photos: Oscars 2014: Best and Worst Moments A three-time music-movie actor himself (Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Hairspray), Travolta introduced her as "the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Nazeem," just before Menzel -- in a blush-toned Reem Acra dress -- belted out the anthem amid glistening floor-to-ceiling jewels. While the theater maven of Rent and Wicked (as well as Enchanted and Glee in Tinseltown) doesn't
- Ashley Lee
John Travolta memorably mangled Idina Menzel’s name during the Oscars on March 3 and that may have been rough for Menzel right before she belted out the hit tune from Disney’s “Frozen.” But in the silver lining department, it could actually be a good thing for “If/Then,” the upcoming Broadway musical in which Menzel stars.
The latest work by the creative team of Pulitzer winner “Next to Normal,” “If/Then” begins previews this week as the spring’s only new musical not attached to a big-name Hollywood property. Whereas “Rocky,” “Aladdin,” “Bullets Over Broadway” and the just-opened “The Bridges of Madison County” can all capitalize on a high level of audience familiarity, “If/Then” must try to turn Broadway theatergoers’ heads without that leg up.
The only new tuner of the spring not adapted from a pre-existing source, “If/Then” can position itself as the entirely original, prestige title of the season, »
- Gordon Cox
Menzel, clad in a cream-colored dress, with floral detailing, belted out “Let It Go” live for the Oscar audience. She recorded the song for Frozen, in which she voiced the character of Queen Elsa of Arendelle, otherwise known as the Snow Queen.
Best known for playing the role of Elphaba in the Original Broadway Cast of Wicked and Maureen in Rent, Menzel was cast as Elsa by director Chris Buck because of the unique quality of her voice that can portray a multitude of emotions.
"Idina has a sense of vulnerability in her voice,” Buck has said. “She plays a very strong character, but someone who lives in fear—so we needed someone who could portray both sides of the character, and Idina was just amazing."
Though Menzel is one of the best-known stars of Broadway, »
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- Robert B. DeSalvo
[Press Release] Beverly Hills, CA — Tony Award®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Let It Go” for a global television audience at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. “Let It Go,” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Frozen,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2," "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Moon Song" from "Her." Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Rent and earned »
- Pietro Filipponi
Tony Award®-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Let it Go” for a global television audience at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of “Wicked.” She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in “Rent” and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club’s off-Broadway musical “The Wild Party.” In March Mezel will star in “If/Then, »
- Michelle McCue
The news comes after she and co-stars Kristen Bell and Josh Gad performed songs from the "Frozen" soundtrack at a cabaret at the Vibrato in Bel Air, Calif. The reaction to those performances was over the moon, so those who were thrilled about that will be similarly excited that Menzel will perform live in the Dolby Theatre.
Watch a snippet of Mendel's performance below:
Menzel hails from a Broadway background, and it's always a pleasure to hear her work in Disney musicals like "Enchanted" and "Frozen." The former "Wicked" and "Rent" star can bring the house down with her phenomenal vocals, so this is a don't-miss Oscars moment.
Idina Menzel has had one amazing career. She’s helped create three very different roles that have become global cultural phenomenons, from Maureen in Rent (both on stage and film), winning a Tony as Elphaba in Wicked, and now as the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. So why isn’t she a household name in non-Broadway-obsessed houses?
Well, unless you’re a die-hard theater nerd, you’re likely to only know the name of Menzel’s projects or roles rather than the New York native herself. Now that Menzel has officially been announced to perform Frozen’s smash »
- Jake Perlman
Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar-nominated song "Let It Go" for a global television audience at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.
"Let It Go," written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for Frozen, is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and "The Moon Song" from Her.
Menzel won a Tony Award for her performance as Elphaba in the original Broadway production of Wicked. She received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Rent and earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Manhattan Theater Club's Off-Broadway musical The Wild Party. In March Menzel will star in If/Then, »
Singer/actress Idina Menzel will perform “Let it Go” from the Disney smash hit Frozen during the Oscars, ABC announced Tuesday, leaving no doubt that the film’s best-selling soundtrack has earned its place in pop culture history.
The animated fairy tale Frozen is up for two Oscar nominations. “Let it Go,” the flick’s theme song, is a nominee in the Best Original Song Category alongside “Happy” (from Despicable Me 2), “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and “The Moon Song” (Her).
The Oscars – which will be broadcast live on Sunday, March 2 on ABC – marks the first time »
- Nina Terrero
Blu-ray Date: March 25, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Robert De Niro (Once Upon a Time in America), Jerry Lewis (Rock-a-Bye Baby) and Sandra Bernhard (The Best of An Evening at The Improv) star in Martin Scorsese’s (Shutter Island) unsettling The King of Comedy, a 1983 black comedy that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame.
Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom demands? A guest spot for Pupkin on Langford’s show.
Fox’s 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release of The King of Comedy marks the film’s long-awaited Blu-ray debut.
The Blu-ray edition of the PG-rated film includes the following »
It was a star-studded night at Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel as over 150 artists — including stars Tim Gunn, Stephen Colbert, and Audra McDonald (and yes, even some Muppets) — came out to celebrate stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris at the Drama League’s 30th annual all-star gala.
It’s no secret that Harris — who will soon be back on stage starring in a new version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opens April 14 — has garnered quite an admiration from the communities he’s been involved in. But there was no question Monday night that Harris is admired for more than just his talent. »
- Andrea Towers
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Date: March 18, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Much awarded drama movie American Hustle features an A-list cast and some really bad hair.
Christian Bale (The Fighter) stars as Irving Rosenfeld, a con man who, along with his seductive partner (Amy Adams, Trouble With the Curve), are forced to work for unscrupulous FBI agent Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper, Limitless).
Richie’s got his sights on taking down a politician (Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy) and pulling in the mafia boss (Robert De Niro, Everybody’s Fine) for an even bigger score. As Irving and his partner work their hustle, they also have to contend with Irving’s crazy wife (Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), who could just ruin the whole thing.
American Hustle won top Golden Globe awards — Best Actress for Comedy or Musical for Adams, Best Supporting Actress for »
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