9 items from 2014
By Anjelica Oswald
Several Oscar contenders are heading to New York and the Broadway stage as the Oscar season progresses in Hollywood. With projects on both coasts, these contenders could score both Tony and Oscar nominations during the upcoming awards season.
Director Bob Fosse won two Tony Awards and an Oscar in 1973. The two Tonys were for direction and choreography for Pippin and the Oscar was for directing Cabaret. Director Stephen Daldry won an Oscar for The Reader and a Tony for Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009.
Five actresses have won both awards in the same year: Shirley Booth won a Tony for The Time of the Cuckoo and an Oscar for Come Back, Little Sheba in 1953; Audrey Hepburn won a Tony for Ondine and an Oscar for Roman Holiday in 1954; Ellen Burstyn won a Tony for Same Time, Next Year and an Oscar for Alice Doesn’t »
- Anjelica Oswald
To celebrate the release of All Cheerleaders Die on DVD and Download on Monday 27th October we have a DVD copy to give away!
Smart, sassy, fun – a new wave of exciting terror comes to life in All Cheerleaders Die featuring strong performances from the hottest cast around. A must see from start to finish All Cheerleaders Die hit a home run at this years Film4 Frightfest providing hot cheerleaders and kick-ass horror.
When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Maddy and her ex- girlfriend Leena Miller – a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster »
- Phil Wheat
Before she was Mrs. Tom Cruise, when Dawson’s Creek was her place of residence, Katie Holmes was still a total sweetheart. Her “aw-shucks” demeanor and girl-next-door good looks were a charming point of contrast to so many synthetically-enhanced Hollywood beauties, and she’s managed to deliver a couple of arresting performances in films like Doug Liman’s “Go,” “Pieces of April” and the magnificent “Wonder Boys.” So when one thinks of Holmes, one does not think of a homicidal homebody bent on revenge while wearing Sunday school clothes. Yet that’s exactly what the trailer for “Miss Meadows,” the offbeat new film from Karen Leigh Hopkins (“Because I Said So”) delivers. So… if you really wanted to see Katie Holmes slipping into “Dirty Harry” mode… you’re in luck. The trailer opts for a wobbly, morally neutral tone: we open on a distractingly cartoonish pastiche of suburban Americana, with »
- Nicholas Laskin
By Anjelica Oswald
Every year, the glittering lights and unique experience of Broadway lures Hollywood actors to the East Coast; some are veterans of the stage and others are making their Broadway debut. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Franco (This is the End) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) all made their Broadway debuts earlier this year, with O’Dowd receiving a Tony nomination for Of Mice and Men and Cranston winning a Tony for All The Way. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), who hadn’t been on Broadway since his 2004 run in Assassins, scored his first Tony nomination and win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch this summer.
The Broadway lineup for the end of the year hosts a number of Hollywood actors making their Broadway debuts, and they are joined by an illustrious group of Broadway vets returning to the stage.
- Anjelica Oswald
Patricia Clarkson may be coming back to HBO. The Oscar nominee (Pieces of April) and two-time Emmy winner (Six Feet Under) is reuniting with Alan Poul and Cairo Time writer Ruba Nadda for HBO drama Elisabeth, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Elisabeth is described as a romantic drama set in the world of international politics. Clarkson is eyeing it as a starring vehicle. Nadda will pen the script for Elisabeth — which is in development — and direct the pilot should the project move forward. Nadda and Clarkson will both executive produce alongside Six Feet Under's Poul. Nadda, a Palestinian-
- Lesley Goldberg
The Provincetown International Film Festival (Piff) has released its full line-up of films - an illustrious roster that includes a cross-section of films also screened at this year's Sundance, SXSW and Cannes film festivals. Read More: Provincetown Film Fest Announces Special Screenings Including 'A Master Builder' and Award Recipients As previously announced, Tom Dolby and Tom Williams' "Last Weekend" will screen opening night, while Jonathan Demme's "A Master Builder" will close the festival. This year's honorees include actresses Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger, as well as director David Cronenberg. Clarkson, who was previously nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the 2003 film "Pieces of April," will be awarded the 2014 Excellence Award in Acting immediately following the opening night screening of her latest film, "Last Weekend." During a special ceremony held at Provincetown Town Hall on Saturday June 21st, three-time Academy Award nominee Winger will. »
- Shipra Gupta
The 16th annual Provincetown International Film Festival will run June 18-22. What's most anticipated? Probably the North American premiere of Jonathan Demme's "A Master Builder" with Wallace Shawn (read more about it here). Demme's feature will show on the festival's closing night. The opening night film will be "Last Weekend," directed by Tom Dolby and Tom Williams, making its east coast premiere. Other Spotlight showings include "Compared To What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" from Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler on Friday, and "Love is Strange" from Ira Sachs on Saturday. Some anticipated awards have been announced as well. Patricia Clarkson ("Pieces of April," "Last Weekend") is to receive the 2014 Excellence in Acting Award, and Debra Winger ("Terms of Endearment," "Rachel Getting Married") will receive the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. "We are delighted to honor Patricia Clarkson and Debra Winger at this year's festival," said Connie White, »
- Taylor Lindsay
When grassroots production company InDigEnt (Independent Digital Entertainment) quietly shut down in 2006, it marked the end of an era that never really got going. There was a lot of talk about digital filmmaking around the turn of the last century, but this was more from the point of skepticism directed at a burgeoning new means of shooting, not an embrace of new cinematic possibilities. Inexpensive and boundary-pushing indies, then, were the only projects decisively making use of the new portable technologies out of a mix of economic necessity and aesthetic choice. As a result, for a few years at the end of the ‘90s and the very beginning of the 2000s, a few movies were made that truly look like nothing we’ve seen before or since. InDigEnt was founded in 1999 under the inspiration of the Dogme 95 and the guerrilla, no-budget pioneering of John Cassavetes. That the name of the company’s pseudo-acronym also means “poor” seems »
- Landon Palmer
Bradley Cooper will return to Broadway next fall in a revival of “The Elephant Man.” Rounding out the cast will be Oscar-nominee Patricia Clarkson (“Pieces of April”) and Alessandro Nivola (“Junebug”). All three actors appeared in a 2012 Williamstown Theater Festival production of the play. Scott Ellis, who oversaw that show, will direct the Broadway production, which will be performed in the Shubert Theatre to be announced at a later date. Cooper, who is up for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Academy Awards for his work in “American Hustle,” has told outlets that he has been obsessed with the character of. »
- Brent Lang
9 items from 2014
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