18 items from 2013
There are many reasons to mourn the end of Eastbound & Down. Danny McBride’s easy, almost casual hilarity, the show’s odd, un-tv-like pace, and the sheer thrill of seeing Will Ferrell on television will all be missed.
But there’s also another thing that the HBO series will take with it when its finale airs tonight, and that’s baseball — or, more specifically, baseball’s place in pop culture.
For years — even decades — people have talked about baseball losing its mantle as America’s favorite pastime, but the topic has flared up again in the past few months. National ratings are down, »
- Ray Rahman
Ten years ago, Love Actually hit theaters, and with it came an endlessly re-watchable Christmastime collection of love stories that are actually, well, all around us. The film explored 10 separate vignettes — some heartwarming and hilarious, some tragic and heartbreaking – that saw its characters “get the sh–” kicked out of them by love. To celebrate the film’s legacy, we reached out to the film’s cast to talk about their storylines, and for the rest of the week, we’ll be sharing some of their behind-the-scenes takes.
First-time director Richard Curtis really knew what he was doing when he put »
- Jodi Walker
Update! Tim Burton Jp (Facebook Page/Tumblr Page), has posted an image of a Superman maquette that they believed was from Nicolas Cage and Tim Burton's Superman Lives, but based on past images posted on Superman Homage, we can see producer, Jon Peters, posing with the maquette and it is identified as being from the Superman: Flyby production. As for the maquette itself, it is a model (usually made from clay) that is sculpted by a member of the art department, to give producers a 3D representation of a character from the film. For those of you that aren't familiar with Superman: Flyby. It was a Superman film that was written by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8") in the early 2000's. Originally Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour") was attached to direct, but he was later replaced with music video savant, McG ("We Are Marshall"). You can read a brief breakdown the script below, »
Anthony Mackie, who plays a supporting role in this weekend's "Runner Runner," isn't about to tell you whether he appears in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," but he will recommend lunch digs in Harlem. He's just that kind of guy.
Mackie plays Agent Shavers, a government operative in Costa Rica determined to take down the crooked online gambling site Ivan Block (Ben Affleck) runs out of the country. Unfortunately for Richie Furst (Justin Timberlake), the young climber who latches on as Block's protege, this means his ride may have a violent end.
Mackie took a break from filming "Shelter" in New York City to talk with NextMovie about his deep desire to punch Justin Timberlake, why Jay Z is second-best to him and his deep (overwhelmingly positive) feelings about Red Lobster's cheddar bay biscuits.
Hey there, how are you?
I'm a little disturbed, I just found out there's a Red Lobster on 125th St. »
- Kase Wickman
The adaptation of 1980s TV series The Fall Guy has been in development for a while, but what better actor to land to give the project a shot in the arm than Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 6). Starring Lee Majors, The Fall Guy centered on a stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter when work was slow. Just as Johnson is reported as being in negotiations to step into Majors' shoes, McG (We Are Marshall) is also in talks to direct. If deals were to close, casting would likely look to the roles of a sidekick cousin and a fetching female stunt actress, played by Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas in the original series, respectively. That is, if the big-screen version were to follow in the footsteps of the ABC series; no plot details are available just yet. Hit the jump for more, including a look at the show's intro »
- Dave Trumbore
NoHo Arts District, CA, June 27, 2013 – Kate Mara (House of Cards) and two-time Emmy® Award winner Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will join Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-ceo, Bruce Rosenblum, at 5:40 Am Pdt on July 18th to announce the 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards Nominations. Returning as producer of this year’s nominations telecast is Spike Jones, Jr., The Emmy Nominations Announcement will take place at the Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Related: Entv: Pete Hammond On Emmy Drama Series Contenders Kate Mara currently stars as Zoe Barnes on Netflix’s House of Cards. Kate Mara was born and raised in Bedford, New York and began acting at the age of nine in local theater projects. At fifteen Kate made her feature film debut in Random Hearts for director Sydney Pollack. Kate’s impressive list of film credits include Brokeback Mountain for director Ang Lee in »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be getting top billing and plenty of attention for their performances in "Pain & Gain," but Anthony Mackie is as much an integral part of the film as his more well-known counterparts. Playing real-life criminal Adrian Doorbal for Michael Bay's latest trip into excess (based on the true-life tale of a Miami crime spree brought to life by a series of Miami New Times articles back in 1999), Mackie has once again added another strong supporting performance to his already impressive resume of work ("Million Dollar Baby," "We Are Marshall," "The Hurt Locker"). Mackie has a busy slate ahead of him, with Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" and the crime thriller "Runner, Runner" (which stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton) on the way later this year, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" due out in 2014. But it's "Pain & Gain" that »
- Billy Donnelly
Matthew McConaughey has proven himself to be quite the versatile actor. He can be the romantic charmer (The Wedding Planner), the rugged adventurer (Sahara), and the dramatic actor (We Are Marshall). This week he'll be starring in Mud, and ahead of its release, I'm celebrating one of my favorite Texans. Can you match the picture to the title? Question 1 of 5 ? Name that movie: EDtv Contact Surfer, Dude We Are Marshall »
- Maggie Pehanick
Today is Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara’s birthday, so we figured now was as good a time as any to pit her against older sister Kate in a head-to-head battle to determine, once and for all, Who Is The Best Mara?!?!?
We’ve picked a few categories in which we can directly compare the work of the two Mara sisters, so without further ado, let the battle begin!
1. Law & Order: Svu appearance
In what has become an unspoken initiation into acting, every young actor must guest star on L&O. Like so many before them, Kate and Rooney made appearances on the show early in their careers. Kate played a gymnast with an eating disorder hiding the secret behind her friend’s murder. And Rooney starred in an episode called “Fat” as a girl who attacked fat people.
Kate barely edges out Rooney here. Rooney’s »
- Stacy Lambe
After a string of bad movies in the late-2000's, Matthew McConaughey's acting career seemed to be spiraling the drain. But, thanks to strong performances in five indie movies in the last two years — The Lincoln Lawyer, Bernie, Killer Joe, Magic Mike and The Paperboy — and major buzz for his upcoming movie, Mud, McConaughey's star is on the rise once again. All McConaughey needs to cement his comeback is a big blockbuster movie and he appears to have found one in acclaimed director Christopher Nolan's (Inception) new sci-fi movie, Interstellar.
Join us in celebrating McConaughey's return by reflecting on the many memorable characters he's played in the past twenty years — from Wooderson, the charismatic stoner with a thing for high school girls in Dazed and Confused, to the title »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Though her sister Rooney has received a lot of attention lately, it looks like it's finally Kate Mara's time to shine. The up-and-coming actress, who's starred in films like We Are Marshall, Shooter, and 127 Hours, recently snagged a lead role in the excellent Netflix political drama "House of Cards" opposite Kevin Spacey, and it seems as if she's caught the eye of some powerful people in Hollywood. Deadline reports that Mara has joined the cast of sci-fi film Transcendence, the directorial debut of Chris Nolan's cinematographer Wally Pfister which has Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, and Paul Bettany set to star already. More below! The plot is still being kept under wraps, but leaked details emerged a few months ago indicate the film will follow three scientists - Max (Bettany), and the husband and wife team of Will and Evelyn (Depp and Hall) - as they develop a programming »
- Ben Pearson
Sneak Peek actress January Jones, noted as 'Betty Draper' in AMC's "Mad Men" and 'Emma Frost' in "X-Men: First Class", posing for a revealing fashion editorial in the April 2013 issue of "Glamour" (UK) magazine.
Jones started her acting career with supporting roles in the feature "Anger Management" (2003), "Love Actually" (2003) and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2003). In 2005, she co-starred in the film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada", followed by "We Are Marshall (2006).
Jones currently appears in the AMC original television drama series "Mad Men" as young suburban housewife and mother 'Betty Draper Francis'.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek January Jones...
- Michael Stevens
Photo by Claudeschillingphotography
Universal Pictures has released an official synopsis for Stephen King's upcoming new horror film Mercy. The movie is based on a short story from King's Skeleton Crew, and it stars Dylan McDermott, Mark Duplass, Frances O’Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Shirley Knight, and Chris Browning. The story is about "two young boys who visit their grandmother and discover she’s a witch." Peter Cornwell (A Haunting In Connecticut) is directing from a script by Matt Greenberg. Here's the full synopsis that was released...
Based on a short story ”Gramma” by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs and Super 8‘s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she »
- Joey Paur
Universal has released the official synopsis for the King of Horror’s Mercy.
Based on a short story ”Gramma” by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs and Super 8‘s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive.
Once George (Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Courtney) arrive at their Gramma Mercy’s (Shirley Knight), what they find inside her 150-year-old home is nothing short of terrifying. As the brothers experience deeply disturbing phenomena they believe to be the work of an ancient witch, they must fight for their lives and overcome the evil forces threatening their family.
Directed by »
- Michelle McCue
What comes after the professional football careers of NFL players? For some of them it might be Hollywood. Twenty-two current and former NFL players have signed up for the second annual NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp. Directed by NFL Player Engagement and New York-based Film Life Inc., the March 11-15 event will provide a wide-ranging crash course on creative disciplines in the film industry including screen writing, directing, producing, and film financing. Session leaders include Legendary Pictures partner-producer and member of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group Thomas Tull (The Dark Knight, Inception, We Are Marshall), director-producer Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), and writer-actor-director Robert Townsend (The Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle). This spring’s group of current and former NFL players will include 2005 NFL Mvp Shaun Alexander (Seattle, Washington DC) and four active first-round draft picks – Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders), Alex Mack (Browns) Gerald McCoy (Bucs), and Jared Odrick (Dolphins). Participants will »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
“Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive. Once George (Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Courtney) arrive at their Gramma Mercy’s (Shirley Knight), what they find inside her 150-year-old home is nothing short of terrifying. As the brothers experience deeply disturbing phenomena they believe to be the work of an ancient witch, they must fight for their lives »
- Jonathan James
As I get older, the stoic front I often displayed during emotional movies has begun to dissipate. Until this past year, “We Are Marshall” and “My Sister’s Keeper”, were the only films I surrendered a tear to. Yes, back then I was part of that crew who did not cry in “A Walk To Remember” or “The Notebook”. No longer bragging about my unaffected self, I am now proud when touching movies bring out my waterworks, but I credit the sentimental response solely to the movie’s soundtrack. Horror movies without music would be a breeze to watch and romantic films without climactic music would leave a viewer without crying cues. [ Read More ]
The post Take A Listen To The “Safe Haven” Soundtrack appeared first on Shockya.com. »
“This is our house!” “This is our time!” “It all comes down to this.” They’re phrases we’ve all heard before, and they’re phrases we’ve come to expect from sports movies and television shows, along with an epic training sequence and at least one injured player. But every now and then, a sports production steps up its game with a speech that makes us cheer and, at least briefly, want to get off the couch and do something athletic.
In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, here are the 10 movie and television football speeches that we can »
- Samantha Highfill
18 items from 2013
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