7 items from 2014
As we anticipate a potential Part III, catch up on the major stars' exploits since - and compare how they looked then and now:
Steve Martin - already an established Hollywood name before Father of the Bride - plays hapless patriarch George Banks, who suffers a series of ridiculous misfortunes (and a mild breakdown - the too-plentiful pack of hotdogs springs to mind) after his daughter announces that she's getting married. »
A full length trailer has finally debuted for a project that has been building some buzz ever since it was first announced early in 2013. This Is Where I Leave You is the adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s popular novel of the same name – featuring an all-star dream cast, with Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum) directing from a screenplay penned by the author himself.
The premise of the story is simple enough – a father leaves instructions for his family to spend 7 days together after he passes away – but with a cast like this, you can guarantee things will get complex in a hurry. Jason Bateman (Bad Words), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Adam Driver (Girls), Rose Byrne (Bad Neighbors), Corey Stoll (House Of Cards), Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words), Connie Britton (Nashville), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Dax Shephard (Parenthood), and Jane Fonda (The Butler) all star as characters caught up in a web of dysfunction, »
- Sarah Myles
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The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Much to love in live reading of Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight” — Betsy Sharkey at the La Times giddily reports from a dead movie resurrected as theater (and which might be re-resurrected as a movie). Apparently a good time was had by all. “Cheaper By the Dozen” — Emily Nussbaum at The New Yorker praises Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany »
- Scott Beggs
For the fifth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers (and Geeks) from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival beginning this Thursday, April 10 and running through Sunday, April 13.
Coinciding with TCM’s 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.
TCM recently announced the tribute to Mickey Rooney, who passed away last weekend, will be Sunday, April 13 at 9am with a screening of National Velvet at the Tcl Chinese Multiplex 4. Eddie Muller will speak with Margaret O’Brien and read a poem written by Mickey Rooney, titled “Flesh and Bones” to close the tribute.
Fans of Rooney can watch a full day of his films this Sunday on TCM beginning at 6Am with Broadway To Hollywood. The »
- Melissa Thompson
Ben Stiller is the new museum nightwatchman who finds his shift anything but peaceful when the exhibits come to riotous life. As the night wears on, he finds himself face to face with Owen Wilson's cowboy, President Roosevelt (Robin Williams) and Steve Coogan as a mini Roman centurion with anger management issues. Cheaper By The Dozen director Shawn Levy orchestrates the chaos in one of the biggest fantasy adventure hits of this - and any other - century. »
The partners said they would focused on producing eight to 10 star-driven properties with mid-range budgets and an emphasis on global appeal. The venture vows to sidestep the traditional distribution process in favor of what it described as “unprecedented direct distribution agreements” with exhibitors AMC Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark and Carmike.
“The seismic shifts in the entertainment industry have produced exciting new opportunities in content, production and distribution. Together with our partners, we are creating a studio with the flexibility, global scale, and experience required to seize this opportunity,” said Simonds (pictured), whose recent pics include remakes of “Cheaper By the Dozen” and “The Pink Panther.”
“Star-driven, mid-budget films are an underserved market and with our proven track record in this area, »
- Variety Staff
While ostensibly a family show, The Simpsons has always catered for those who prefer their humour a darker shade of yellow. After all, a running gag about a former children’s entertainer tirelessly plotting to kill a ten year old boy is surely the antithesis of ‘kid-friendly’. In fact, the more time you spend in Springfield, the more you realise just what a sordid little burg it is. It’s a town where corruption creeps like ivy through every corner of power. A town where its young are indifferent, its elderly ignored. A town that lives in constant threat of a nuclear meltdown.
Still, think of the comic potential.
And so this list is a celebration of the show’s more unexpectedly macabre moments (although please note that Treehouse of Horror episodes are excluded here); like the line you can’t quite believe you’ve just heard or the »
- Dan Wakefield
7 items from 2014
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