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Update: Sony has canceled the December 25th theatrical release of The Interview, according to Variety, citing several major theatrical chains' decisions not to screen the film as the reason. "We respect and understand our partners' decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theatergoers," the company said in a statement.
Seth Rogen and James Franco's assassination-plot romp The Interview has become the most controversial movie in decades. Following terror threats on movie theaters planning on showing the film, Sony, the studio behind it, »
25 years ago today, one of the best films about video games hit theaters -- and made Everyone want a Power Glove.Yep, we're talking about "The Wizard."The film is about a mute kid (Luke Edwards) who travels with his brother (Fred Savage) and a runaway (Jenny Lewis) across the country to compete in a video game competition. While the 1989 movie wasn't exactly a smash hit, it became a cult classic -- and popularized both "Super Mario Bros. 3" and the aforementioned glove.In the flick, video game pro Lucas Barton (Jackey Vinson) wields the special controller while saying the movie's most infamous line: "I love the Power Glove, it's so bad."You really just have to watch him do it:But what happened to the film's stars in the last 25 years?Savage would continue starring on "The Wonder Years" until it went off the air in 1993. While he continued to act, »
- tooFab Staff
Awards season is just around the corner! The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort and Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria announced the nominees for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Wednesday. The winners will be announced live on Jan. 25, 2015, and will be simulcast on TBS and TNT. Movies Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into the »
TNT and TBS will air the announcement live at 9am Et (6am Pt), with a webcast also airing on both networks' websites.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Debbie Reynolds will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given annually to those who demonstrate the "finest ideals of the acting profession".
The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. »
Given that Bravo’s reality shows don’t always scream “quality,” expanding its brand into the scripted arena presented a formidable challenge — one the network has deftly tackled, without deviating much from its niche, with “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.” In a sense, this first fictional (admittedly, anyway) drama represents a flip side to “The Starter Wife,” offering a jaundiced view of L.A. and the challenges of marriage. With Lisa Edelstein at its center and a solid supporting cast that includes Paul Adelstein and Janeane Garofalo, the network has impressively found a way to credibly join the drama-producing ranks with an unreal housewife.
Immediately establishing both Edelstein’s Abby McCarthy as a self-help guru, as well as the benefits of synergy among NBC Universal properties, the character is introduced yukking it up with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on “Today,” plugging her latest book about how married women can sustain the magic of matrimony. »
- Brian Lowry
Franco and Quinto play lovers in director Justin Kelly's debut feature.
The film is based on the true story of gay activist Michael Glatze (Franco), who renounced his sexuality after a health scare.
He leaves San Francisco and builds himself a new life as a pastor.
Franco recently took on a series of bizarre activities after fielding requests from members of the public.
Eva Longoria got peppy in the pool! The former Desperate Housewives actress posted a photo a wet and wild photo of herself standing on the shoulders of pal John Salazar while a child looked on at the twosome's cheer squad moves. Longoria captioned the fun WhoSay picture, "Me and John having fun reliving our cheerleading days!! #HappyThxGiving." If the 39-year-old actress could still pull off these moves all while rocking that amazing bikini, we can only imagine her back during her days on the squad. The brunette bombshell cheered for her high school team and even picked up her pom-poms at Texas A&M University. Seriously—the woman has a phenomenal bikini bod! Although we »
I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.
The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.
Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.
Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)
Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix.
Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix.
(Availability subject to change.)
2. "Bates Motel"
Norman Bates and his mother run a hotel where people end up dying, but that's about all this series has in common with the Hitchcock movie that inspired it.
3. "Being Human"
Aidan Turner (lovestruck dwarf Kili in "The Hobbit" films) stars as a hot vampire in the British original series where he, »
- Sharon Knolle
Mad Men producer and distributor Lionsgate is to ramp up its push into television production in the UK and is looking to hire development and production executives.
The company, which also produces Netflix’s female prison drama Orange Is The New Black and ABC’s country drama Nashville, is also searching for a head of UK TV production.
Lionsgate UK chief executive Zygi Kamasa said: “We want to create more British TV content that works in the UK but that we can also take back to the Us networks through [Lionsgate TV chairman] Kevin Beggs’ relationships. The Us networks want more British content.”
Several years ago, it produced Stanley Park, a TX pilot for BBC3. The show, which was co-produced by comedy indie 6 Degrees Media, told the story of a group of young friends as they went through a series of life-changing »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Short, dark, and gorgeous! Those are all words that can be used to describe Eva Longoria's fresh haircut—a shoulder-grazing 'do, debuted at the Global Gift Gala in London on Monday, Nov. 17. As the evening's honorary chair, Longoria, 39, gussied herself up for the red carpet in a plunging black dress with a slightly ruched neckline. A dainty gold necklace and a molten clutch completed her elegant evening ensemble. But the standout accessory turned out to be her new hair. Though the Desperate Housewives alum has chopped her locks [...] »
Ash is back! Starz announced today the greenlight of the network's next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.
The Starz Original series officially titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons - personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.
Here's what Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz, had to say in her statement.
"Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus, »
We've heard rumblings of an Evil Dead series for a while now, and today it's been confirmed that the limited series based on Sam Raimi's original film, and starring none other than Bruce Campbell is coming to Starz. The first details and title for the series has been revealed!
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for this. We're finally going to see Bruce Campbell once again play the role of Ash from The Evil Dead! The upcoming TV series called, Ash vs. Evil Dead, will be debuting sometime next year, and the first episode will even be directed by none other than Sam Raimi himself. These are awesome things people! Check out the full press release for more:
Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Groovy. Fans of Bruce Campbell’s portrayal of the Deadite-slaying, Necronomicon Ex-Mortis-battling, one-liner spouting Ash have reason to celebrate with the news that Starz has picked up Ash Vs. Evil Dead, a follow-up to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead films that will consist of 10 half-hour episodes and star Campbell as an awesomely aged Ash. The series is written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, with Sam fittingly set to direct the first episode that will air next year.
We have the official press release with full details (via TVbytheNumbers):
“Beverly Hills, Calif. – November 10, 2014 – Starz announced today the greenlight of the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.
The Starz Original series officially titled “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” will be 10 half-hour episodes. »
- Derek Anderson
“Chicago Pd” just added a bad mother (we'll shut our mouths). “Shaft” star Richard Roundtree (also formerly of “Desperate Housewives”) is joining the NBC fire-fighting drama for a multiple episode arc. Also read: Big Screen to Small Screen: 27 Movies Being Made Into TV Shows (Photos) Roundtree will play Chief Boden's (Eamonn Walker) father on the Wolf Films/Universal Television drama series. Roundtree's Wallace Boden Sr. is a retired detective who makes a surprise appearance in Chicago after the birth of his grandson. However, His volatile relationship with his son causes friction during the visit. Also read: NBC, Nat Geo and »
- Tony Maglio
Starz announced Monday that it would air "Ash vs. Evil Dead," a follow-up series to the horror franchise started in 1981. The first season is set for 10 30-minute episodes, to air sometime next year.
Raimi, who wrote and directed the first flick, is returning to helm the pilot, and will co-write the script with Ivan Raimi ("Darkman," "Army of Darkness," "Drag Me to Hell") and Tom Spezialy ("Chuck," "Reaper," "Desperate Housewives"). Raimi will also executive produce the series, along with Campbell and original "Evil Dead" producer Rob Tapert.
The official synopsis for the series, per The Hollywood Reporter:
Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades avoding responsibility, »
- Katie Roberts
Eva Longoria hasn’t been much of a screen presence since Desperate Housewives ascended to that omniscient voice-over palace in the sky back in 2012, and it was nice to see her pop up in tonight’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the first of what will apparently be a three-episode arc for district attorney Sophia Perez. (In case you were wondering where Longoria’s been, the short answer is producing Everything.) It’s a shame the show couldn’t have found a slightly less-hackneyed plotline than “accidentally slept with the enemy” to introduce her, especially after Arrested Development’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus arc pretty much rode that trope into the ground, but Longoria is an appealing presence here, even if her character isn’t very fleshed-out. A brainy legal badass who happens to adore hot wings, ping-pong, and casual sex? If Amy Dunne were real, she’d probably be devising a secret plot to »
- Allie Pape
Who could have predicted that Phantom of the Opera would suddenly enjoy a spike in popularity this fall? First, we heard that Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry was working on a sexy, musical spin set in the “cutthroat world of the modern-day music business” for ABC, which has been looking for a musical drama to pair with Nashville. And now, an immediately much more interesting project, based more on Gaston Leroux’s novel than the Andrew Lloyd Webber play, has emerged, with French auteur Jean-Pierre Jeunet at the helm.
Jeunet, the director behind such instant classics as Delicatessen, Amelie and City of Lost Children, will develop a Phantom of the Opera series for Endemol Studios, Variety reports. Producer Tony Krantz (NBC’s Dracula, Mulholland Drive), who recently sold his WWII drama spec script Saboteurs to eOne Television, is providing the script.
Krantz’s script is set in 1919 and features “a »
- Isaac Feldberg
Acclaimed filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("City of Lost Children," "Alien Resurrection") is teaming with "Mulholland Drive" and "24" producer Tony Krantz on Endemol Studios' TV series adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1909 novel "The Phantom Of The Opera".
Krantz' script is set in 1919 and re-imagines the 'phantom' as a British World War I fighter pilot who suffered catastrophic burns across most of his body. Jeunet calls it an "imaginative version" and plans to use the time period of "great social change" as a key element of the story.
Endemol's series is not to be confused with a similar adaptation of Leroux’s novel that the U.S. TV network ABC is developing with "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry. That series is set in contemporary times and will deal much more with today's cutthroat music industry world.
No word yet on which networks may carry Jeunet's show.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
"" Is Jake Peralta about to take romantic aim at someone other than Amy? At Longoria last, it appears so. Desperate Housewives vet Eva Longoria will begin a three-episode guest arc on the Nov. 9 episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as a love interest for the jesting detective played by Andy Samberg. There is one teeny hiccup in these proceedings, though: She's a defense attorney. And not just any defense attorney—one who is representing a thief who Jake has arrested. "Jake meets his match with Sophia—she’s a whip-smart lawyer who some people might possibly consider to be attractive," Brooklyn Nine-Nine »
- Dan Snierson
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