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It's hard to judge an episode like "Basic Story" on its own merits, knowing that a second half is on its way next week. There wasn't really much to it, hence its title (and Abed's search for a story line), but there were surely some funny bits. The irony of the Save Greendale Committee doing such a good job that they've made Greendale just valuable enough to sell to Subway is pretty bleak, when you think about it, but also a pretty useful setup for whatever National Treasure–based high jinks are sure to follow in next week’s “Basic Sandwich.”Jeff insists to Abed early on that the appraiser’s visit not become “a story,” because it being a story would mean trouble for Greendale, the gang, and obviously the Show. Turns out, he’s right: “Because if we are [in trouble] ... ” Abed: “No more stories.” Read you loud and clear, »
- Dave Bunting
Undoubtedly one of the biggest -- and unique -- actors of his generation, Nicolas Cage got his start in 1982's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in a part so small if you blink you'd miss it. Then, after changing his name from Coppola to Cage, the actor's career took off and he's been a leading man ever since.
This week, Cage stars in David Gordon Green's "Joe," as a hot-tempered, but protective ex-con in a role that has critics raving about the actor's restrained performance. Whether or not you're a fan of the intense star, there's no denying he's a cinematic force to be reckoned with.
1. Born Nicolas Coppola, the actor chose Cage as his stage name to honor comic book superhero Luke Cage.
2. Inspired by Superman's birth name, »
- Moviefone Staff
After a string of mid-sized thriller box office disappointments, Nicolas Cage is sorely in need of his own McConaissance, the career resurgence coined for Matthew McConaughey, whose path to Oscar glory began in 2012 with low-budget hits “Mud” and “Magic Mike.”
For Cage, who earned his Oscar nearly two decades ago for “Leaving Las Vegas,” Roadside Attractions’ “Joe” — a Southern-set tale of redemption, which launches Friday — could be that necessary launchpad for renewed respect as an actor.
Outside each pic’s leading man, both of whom hit a rut at the B.O. previously, the comparisons between “Joe” and “Mud,” though mostly coincidental, provide interesting food for thought:
Both films were released by Roadside in April. “Mud” kickstarted its domestic run on April 26 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing indie releases that year, with more than $20 million Stateside. However, before their U.S. openings, each pic bowed at »
- Andrew Stewart
TNT has greenlit 10 episodes for a series based on The Librarians franchise, slated to air in late 2014. The TV movies told the story of a group of extra special librarians who live beneath the Metropolitan Public Library in New York and safeguard mystical relics from forces of evil by slapping them with outrageous overdue fees. The plot is a messy stew of Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and Hell Boy …but the product is less than the sum of its parts.
- JoJo Marshall
It has been dismissed over the years as cheesy, cheap and laughable but, as has been the case on many occasions, Hammer Films have had the last laugh. They boast a back-catalogue that is to horror movies what The Rolling Stones’ discography is to rock music. Fifty-nine years after the release of their first horror movie proper (The Quatermass Xperiment), Hammer’s films have survived scrutiny and re-evaluation and have now attained National Treasure status. Moreover, in terms of sheer importance, the Hammer films were some of the most influential of the past half-century. The ripple-effect of their imitators cashing in on their success would beget the careers of some of the biggest names in Hollywood today.
And yet since 1984 Hammer has been a dormant entity, existing only in the memory: a pile of ashes, a cape and a signet ring waiting to be reanimated by the crimson, jugular discharge of some poor, »
- Cai Ross
Few things in life tantalize and excite like the thought of finding treasure, whether a chest full of gold buried in your backyard by Gold Rush prospectors, a lost masterpiece at a yard sale or a couture dress at your local vintage resale shop. We thrill to the exploits of Hollywood heroes on the hunt for treasure in our favorite movies, living vicariously through their adventures and secretly hoping that we can find treasure of our own. The heart of the treasure hunter dwells within Richie Marcello, the larger-than-life star of our new reality series Treasure King, who scours the world for rare and valuable Hollywood memorabilia, often finding it in the most unlikely of places. From his devilish grin to his signature wardrobe, Richie has become his own version of a swashbuckling adventurer along the lines of Indiana Jones or Allan Quatermain. What famous movie “treasure king” would you »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Are you ready for the hunt? April 2 is the debut of the new Reelz show Treasure King in which larger-than-life-collector Richie Marcello and his team of experts search for Hollywood valuables. In the premiere episode, Richie and the gang look for the Dukes of Hazard General Lee, otherwise known as a 1969 Dodge Charger.
But before we see if Richie can keep his title of Treasure King, we started to think: what are the top ten best treasure hunting movies of all time? Check out our list and see if you agree.
It's Good to Be King
Premiere April 2 at 10p Et/ 9p Pt
Link | Posted 3/29/2014 by Ryan
Treasure King | The Treasure of the Sierra Madre | Dead Snow | The Goonies | Raiders of the Lost Ark | The Maltese Falcon | The Mummy | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Romancing the Stone | National Treasure | Time Bandits »
- Ryan Gowland
National treasure Kathryn Hahn (Step Brothers) is leading M. Night Shyamalan’s return to something more horror oriented in Sundowning. The film, Shyamalan’s follow-up to last year’s After Earth, sees the director seemingly jump into the growing number of geriatric/elderly-based horror like the recent SXSW Midnighter Late Phases, and the upcoming Aj Bowen and Gene Jones-starring […] »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Looking cozy, Diane Kruger! The 37-year-old German beauty stepped out on Wednesday in Los Feliz, Calif. for a solo trip to the grocery store, where she was snapped picking up a few essentials at Gelson's supermarket sans a stich of makeup on her flawless face. Seemingly unfazed by the pesky paps, Kruger strolled through the aisles with her shades in hand, before grabbing Diet Coke, flowers and a few other items during her afternoon errands. The new face of Chanel skincare appeared at ease as she showed off her clear complexion while dressed down in a cozy ensemble that was a far cry from her glamorous red-carpet looks for which the fashionista is famous. The National Treasure star sported a »
The project is from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland). Isaacs will play an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archeologist, “uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.”
The Dig description has shades of the Indiana Jones films, National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code; we’re told the script comes closest to Da Vinci. Dig is a six-episode event series that will film in »
- James Hibberd
The official split between King and Headington, who was co-owner of Gk Films since they formed the company in 2007, came after the billionaire Texas oilman incurred tens of millions of dollars in losses, including $80 million alone on Martin Scorsese’s 2011 3D family adventure-drama “Hugo.”
King, 52, who counts among his screen credits the Oscar-winning pictures “The Departed” and “Argo” (the latter of which he executive produced), is one of several high-profile Hollywood figures, including former Warner Bros. film chief Jeff Robinov and Walt Disney Studios ex-chairman Dick Cook, who are pounding the pavement in search of potential investors. All three declined to comment for this story.
King, for one, is not seeking another financial partner to replace Headington, but rather is approaching independent »
- Alexandra Cheney
Washington, Feb 9: Nicolas Cage has confessed that he doesn't regret any of his career choices.
The 50-year-old actor said that he doesn't have a problem with his decision to accept roles in big action movie, Contactmusic reported.
The 'National Treasure' star insisted that the reason he did them was because at first people said that he couldn't do it and that he wasn't an action hero.
Cage added that people then saw a dramatic actor acting like an action hero, trying to find characters that were interesting within the genre. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
News Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:41
The movie based on the Uncharted videogame series has been in development for a while now, and several directors have been linked. Most notably, David O Russell and Limitless' Neil Burger were on board the project at one stage, before both opted to pass.
Well, it looks like the movie is back in business. Seth Gordon is now reportedly in negotiations to direct the film, which last we heard had Marianne and Cormac Wibberley (National Treasure) working on the screenplay.
Gordon, of course, came to prominence with a videogame movie, the quite brilliant documentary The King Of Kong. Since then, he's directed a trio of hit comedies, in the shape of Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief and Four Christmases. For our money, The King Of Kong »
TNT's Agent X drama has found its president. Gossip Girl alum John Shea has joined the drama project led by Sharon Stone, who plays the first female vice president, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide Described as National Treasure meets The Bourne Identity, Agent X follows an unseen person who works to protect the country and its citizens, in times of extreme crisis and by any means necessary, from all threats when traditional law and government aren't in a position to help. Created by the original founding fathers but hidden from the view of the public,
- Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
The last update we heard on Sony's gestating adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune had Neil Burger leaving the director's chair as Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, the duo behind the National Treasure franchise, were hired to write a new draft of the script. However, since then, Safe House writer David Guggenheim has written a new draft (in addition to scripting Bad Boys 3 for the studio), and that has the project back in development with Horrible Bosses helmer Seth Gordon making the jump to the action genre with the video game adaptation. However, Gordon is no stranger to video games on film. Gordon made a name for himself after directing the documentary King of Kong, the underdog story about an everyman competing for the world record high score in the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Since then, Gordon has taken on studio comedies like Four Christmases, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief. »
- Ethan Anderton
Quiz any random person on the street about Nicolas Cage‘s impressive body of work and they’ll be able to give you their favorite Cageist moment from his repertoire. Is it Wicker Man Cage, his head enveloped in a metal cage, screaming about the bees, oh god the bees? Or National Treasure Cage, plotting to steal the Declaration of Independence just because it makes so much sense? Or perhaps it’s Ghost Rider Cage, the one who is literally on fire for most of the movie? Whatever the preferred flavor of Cage Rage, there’s a guaranteed new addition to be added to the list of stellar performances. Enter Left Behind, the adaptation of the Christian apocalypse-themed books by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins. If you haven’t heard of these books, then it’s already too late for you; the enormously popular series boasts over 19 books detailing the End of Days for those wicked booze-swillin »
- Samantha Wilson
As an actor Nicolas Cage possesses immense scope, variety and gravitas, it’s a shame however that he has chosen not to use his talent for quality films as of late. Cage has been heavily criticized for his questionable acting choices recently and the star has received extremely negative reception from the vast majority of his films (arguably) for the past decade. This is incredibly unfortunate as the talented actor has legions of fans (myself included) all over the world. I would argue that Kick Ass was Cage’s last enjoyable role although I do admittedly have a soft spot for the National Treasure films.
Now the first trailer for Cage’s latest film Joe has been released, which was directed by David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, The Sitter). The film revolves around a man named Joe (Cage), an aggressive ex con who strikes up an unexpected bond with an »
- Ben Read
Sleepy Hollow Episodes 112 and 113
“The Indispensable Man”
Story By: Sam Chalsen
Directed By: Adam Kane
Directed By: Ken Olin
Original Airdate: 20 January 2014
In This Episode…
We have two episodes here crammed together to make “event viewing.” The first episode wasn’t bad, it was just kind of pointless, so let’s get through it quickly.
Andy surprises Abbie in her home. Washington’s bible leads to a map that Moloch wants. Andy suggests she turn over the bible and Moloch will grant her a seat in “Moloch’s new world order.” Naturally Abbie laughs at this. Meeting up with Ichabod at the archives, he has cracked Washington’s code. Remembering a tale his commanding officer told him, Ichabod looks up the story of Lazarus and finds that Washington’s bible has ten extra verses. Revealing the hidden ink, »
- Alyse Wax
Sleepy Hollow, Season 1, Episode 12, “The Indispensable Man”
Directed by Adam Kane
Directed by Ken Olin
Airs Mondays at 9pm (Est) on Fox
The two-hour Sleepy Hollow season finale is very difficult to write about due to the sheer amount of plot twists in the episode’s last fifteen minutes alone. Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman have been seeding little clues throughout the season, and they all pay off in a huge way in “The Indispensable Man” and “Bad Blood”. Even though its off-beat takes on American history and Christianity keep Sleepy Hollow entertaining, its biggest strength as a show has been its focus on personal relationships in the face of a larger struggle between good and evil. Throughout both episodes, Sleepy Hollow‘s writers explore the connection »
- Logan Dalton
To celebrate, Digital Spy has compiled eight of Baker's greatest moments from both the small and silver screens - Happy Birthday, TB!
1. Tom breaks big with Nicholas and Alexandra
In the early '70s, Baker got his big break, taking on a role he was surely born to play - the mad monk Rasputin - in historical epic Nicholas and Alexandra. He was recommended for the part by Laurence Olivier, donchaknow.
2. "The definite article, you might say…"
"Well, here we go again..." In 1974, Tom Baker replaced Jon Pertwee as the star of Doctor Who and television history was made. Alright, so Tom's debut adventure 'Robot' is unlikely to lead any fan's top 10 list, but his commanding charisma had viewers hooked from the off. Jon who?
3. "Do I have the right?"
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