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It's Election Day, and U.S. citizens are heading to the polls! In celebration of our blessed freedom, "Extra" has put together a list of some of the best political movie quotes. Check em' out! And get out there and vote!
Top 20 Political Movie Quotes'Man of the Year' (2004)
"Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons." —Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams)
'Swing Vote' (2008)
"All the world's »
The controversial comic appeared to upset the Brit's All The King's Men co-star Sean Penn when he took aim at Law during his monologue, asking, "Why is he in every movie I have seen in the last four years? Even if he's not acting in, if you look at the credits he makes the cupcakes or something."
Penn was not amused and he rebuked Rock's comment when he presented an award later in the evening, telling the funnyman, "Forgive my lack of humour... Jude Law is one of our most talented actors."
But Rock ensured he was safe from Law's disapproval at the post-Oscars party at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel, by sitting next to Hole rocker Love.
He tells Total Film magazine, "I saw him (Law) at Chateau Marmont afterwards and he might have been looking over at my table, but I'm not sure. I was sitting with Courtney Love and she was being very Courtney that night. She kept saying things like, 'I wish he would come over here.' Courtney is the best bodyguard you could have."
And Rock admits he's still baffled why his comedy remarks caused so much fuss: "I never said he was a bad actor, I just said that he was in everything. I hope one day somebody appears on the Oscars talking about the six movies I just starred in. I'd be over the moon." »
In many ways, Jackie Earle Haley's new status as a fanboy icon is as unlikely as the actor's comeback itself. After success as a child actor and then a long hiatus from the industry, Haley was enticed back into work through two stately dramas, All the King's Men and Little Children. Still, it's his work in Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the TV series Human Target -- not to mention that variable voice -- that have quickly given Haley his bona fides in the Comic-Con community.
Haley rang up Movieline this week to talk about that evolution, what he thinks of the newly announced Elm Street sequel, and what recent film gave him a "nerdgasm." »
As the new face of Freddy Krueger in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', a remake of the classic eighties horror film, star Jackie Earle Haley has enjoyed a career that dates back over thirty years. At the age of fourteen he made quite an impression as “best athlete in the area”, chain-smoking troublemaker turned ball player Kelly Leak in 'The Bad News Bears' before graduating to co-star in its two sequels. By the time Haley was eighteen he had moved on to more dramatic fare like 'Breaking Away' and the comedy 'Losin' It', (an early vehicle for Tom Cruise), but by the early nineties he disappeared into obscurity after a series of low budget failures.After trying his hand at directing and producing television commercials, Hollywood began to take notice of Haley again four years ago after appearing as Sean Penn's bodyguard “Sugar Boy” in »
This weekend, Freddy Krueger returns to AMC Theatres, and for the first time in 26 years he won't be played by Robert Englund. Instead, actor Jackie Earle Haley picks up the mantle of the bladed glove to give nightmares to a new generation.
Haley's career has been an interesting one that can really be viewed as 2 seperate eras. The 1993 and earlier era... and the 2006 to present day era.
Era #1 1971-1993
At the age of 11, Haley had a regular role on the animated TV show "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" which also featured the voice of Tom Bosley. A few years later he landed a role in two original "Bad News Bears" films and began landing guest spots on a lot of shows (for example, "The Partridge Family", "Planet of the Apes", "The Waltons", "The Love Boat").
In 1984, Haley went to audition for the original "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie and »
Sunny skies once again deterred audiences from congregating in darkened cinemas, but there was nevertheless a star performer among the new releases. Dear John, a romantic drama adapted from a novel by The Notebook author Nicholas Sparks, benefited from a clear audience to target with marketing and publicity. Its opening, a shade under £2m, was enough to grab the top spot, although it's worth remembering that £722,000 of that tally came from previews on Wednesday and Thursday. Without those extra takings, Dear John would have landed third, behind Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon.
- Charles Gant
Ever since I first got to see Jcvd a few years ago, I've been following French-Algerian director Mabrouk El Mechri, as I love his dark, gritty style and I think he's on the way to breaking out big. Although last year it was announced that he would be directing Jessica Alba in Insiders and potentially helming a remake of Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Variety reported earlier today that Summit has hired El Mechri to direct a new thriller called The Cold Light of Day, about a young American whose family is kidnapped while on vacation to Spain, leaving him with only hours to find them and uncover a government conspiracy. No cast for this project has been announced yet, but Oscar winning writer Steve Zaillian (All the King's Men, American Gangster, Welcome to the Rileys) is executive producing along with Trevor Macy, Marc D. Evans and Garrett Basch. »
- Alex Billington
Forbes magazine published last week a list of the top 15 box office turkeys of the last five years. It's striking stuff. Hollywood glitterati such as Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron are responsible for some of the greatest loss-leaders of the past half-decade, while Eddie Murphy has two movies, 2008's Meet Dave and last year's Imagine That, in the grand pantheon of the blood-chillingly unsuccessful. Murphy, of course, has form with this sort of thing. Let us not forget 2002's The Adventures of Pluto Nash, an insanely dumb action comedy about a nightclub owner on the moon, which still stands as the biggest box office turkey of all time.
One wonders how the Forbes list's fifth-placed film, »
- Ben Child
By Wrap Staff
All the star power in the world can't turn duds into diamonds. Just ask Sean Penn. The actor headlined an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "All the King's Men" that despite the presence of other Oscar winners like Anthony Hopkins and Kate Winslett never caught on with critics or audiences. In fact, with its $9 million take on a $55 million budget Penn's film tops Forbes' list of Hollywood's biggest flops over the past five years.
Other turkeys includ »
- Brent Lang
A more accurate list of the biggest flops of the past five years has been released by Forbes. As part of the decade-in-review mania that swept the world wide webernets, The Hollywood Reporter came up with a collection of failures that was far too easy to question, so we did just that.
The Forbes list considers how much films cost versus how much of that budget a film earned back. Logically, that's a good way to look at it, because some movies that don't make a lot also don't cost a lot, even if they're loaded with stars and you would presume they'd have a bigger sticker price. I remember particularly that Bill O'Reilly, during one of his many battles with George Clooney, insisted that people didn't see Good Night, and Good Luck as part of a rant about how Clooney's politics turned off the mainstream, even though it made »
- Colin Boyd
Related: THR's Top 10 movie flops of the decade
Nevertheless, the Sony Pictures film earned just $9 million at the worldwide boxoffice. Factor in its $55 million production budget and it amounts to Hollywood's biggest flop of the past five years, according to the prolific listmakers at Forbes magazine.
After eliminating movies without star power, Forbes divided each movie's boxoffice take by its production budget to figure out the shortfall. "All the King's Men" failed to earn back 84% of its production budget, bad enough to earn it first place among flops.
Fox's 2005 film "Stay" was third, a movie »
- By Paul Bond
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