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Look Who’s Still Talking – The Strange Hollywood History Of John Travolta

15 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

John Travolta is as fascinating and complex a member of the Hollywood fraternity as you could wish for. Iconic performer, experienced pilot, vocal Scientologist and mangler of pronunciation of Idina Menzel.

He has managed to appear in not just some of the best known, but also some of the best-full-stop films of the past forty years – Saturday Night Fever, Carrie, Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Face/Off, The Thin Red Line, Hairspray and the upcoming Gummy Bear The Movie – whatever one might think of the consistency of his output (and there have been some horrendous misfires), it is hard to imagine too many actors playing Danny Zuko, Vincent Vega, Castor Troy, Sean Archer, Chili Palmer and Edna Turnblad with equal conviction.

After the temporary resuscitation of Look Who’s Talking turned out to be a false dawn, Tarantino did Travolta a favour of inestimable proportions by casting him in Pulp Fiction, »

- Dave Roper

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Robin Williams: A Man of a Million Voices

13 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Yesterday we ran a story on some of Robin Williams’ most under appreciated performances. But as the remembrances keep rolling in and as new, gruesome details about his suicide become apparent, it became clear that Williams didn’t just have depth in his filmography; he was an actor and performer who displayed worlds of expression and moved so many in remarkable and distinct ways.

Rather than ask our staff to rattle off more of their favorites, we asked them to recall Williams’ personality and the legacy his work left on their lives. We’re looking at each side of his many faces as a comedian, a movie star, a voice actor and a true character, offering our final goodbye to a man who gave us so much.

Zany, Charismatic Exuberance

Say what you will about Robin Williams’ quiet, dramatic abilities or his subtle grace notes of acting, but Williams at »

- Brian Welk

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Why Robin Williams's true genius lay in his weird and wonderful comedy

12 August 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor could steal the show in mainstream movies, but it was the crazy, manic riffs and improvisations of his early standup days that made him a unique talent

Robin Williams obituary

Peter Bradshaw: 'A remarkable performer, a brutal shock'

There were two dividing impulses in Robin Williams's performances that could, roughly, be called his American and British sides. On the American side, there was the slushy tendency towards sentimentality, for which he became increasingly known, which, at its best, resulted in Dead Poets Society, The Birdcage and Mrs Doubtfire, and, at its worst, became Patch Adams and Old Dogs. Hollywood has long had a tendency to adopt the finest and most interesting comedians and then determinedly blunt the hard edges that make them interesting. Along with Richard Pryor, Williams was the most obvious example of that.

Then there was what could be called Williams's British side, »

- Hadley Freeman

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Robin Williams 1951-2014: Movie career in pictures

11 August 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63.

The stand-up comedian and actor shot to fame appearing in television series Mork & Mindy between 1978 and 1982, before embarking on a movie career.

As friends, co-stars and fans from across the globe pay tribute to Williams, Digital Spy looks back at his career on the big screen:

1. Robin Williams made his film debut in 1977 comedy Can I Do It 'Till I Need Glasses?:

2. After his debut, he then starred in the lead role of Robert Altman's musical comedy adaptation of Popeye in 1980:

3. Robin Williams starred alongside Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close and John Lithgow in 1982's The World According To Garp:

4. In 1983, Robin Williams joined Walter Matthau in The Survivors:

5. His performance in 1984's Moscow on the Hudson earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor:

6. Robin Williams starred in Harold Ramis's Club Paradise with Peter O'Toole, »

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Robin Williams: A Huge Funny/Dramatic Talent Who Proved He Could Do It All — An Appreciation

11 August 2014 6:54 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

I didn’t see Robin Williams‘ attempt at a new sitcom, CBS’ The Crazy Ones. I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to think that the great Robin was, at only 62, already making the trip back to weekly TV half-hours after such a stellar, Oscar-winning career in films and such a bright, unhinged light on comedy stages for all of his career. It’s just too constricting for this kind of talent. It’s even sadder to think the show got cancelled after one season, a failure that must have been hard to take. No, my most recent memories of Robin Williams are on the big screen, where he seemed to be heading for a place of renewal, not only as the funnyman everyone knew, but really a fine dramatic actor. In this year’s The Face Of Love he played a supporting role as a man heartbreakingly »

- Pete Hammond

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Robin Williams Remembered: Stars Mourn the Loss of a Genius

11 August 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In truly sad news today, beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away at the age of 63. He is believed to have died from a suicide by asphyxiation, which has left many people across the world stunned and saddened by this tragic loss. A stand-up comedian who parlayed his talents into a long-lasting acting career, the man is remembered by peers from all different spectrums of the entertainment world. Mourning Robin Williams, fellow comedians, past co-stars and long time friends all gathered to share their memoris on Twitter this afternoon.

I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014

So sad so funny http://t.co/YF9UH5BOYb

Chris Rock (@chrisrock) August 11, 2014

I’m merely the millionth voice chiming in on how sad and serious chemical dependency and depression are. Rip Robin Williams

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Robin Williams: Pam Dawber, 'Aladdin' and Others Remember the Late Great

11 August 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just minutes after news broke of Robin Williams’ tragic passing, the veteran actor’s former co-stars and admirers came forth with their memories of the late comedian, either via Twitter or statements.

Related Sarah Michelle Gellar Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Calls Him ‘the Father I Had Always Dreamed of Having’

One of the first, and most heartbreaking, responses came from Scott Weinger, who voiced Aladdin opposite Williams’ Genie in Disney’s 1992 classic:

Farewell to my childhood hero and my Genie. The world won't be the same without him.—

Scott Weinger (@ScottWeinger) August 11, 2014

Pam Dawber, who played Mindy to Williams »

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Last Vegas sequel in the works at CBS

24 July 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

CBS Films is "aggressively" developing a Last Vegas sequel.

David Diamond and David Weissman are working on a sequel to the Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline-starring 2013 comedy, reports Deadline.

Director Jon Turteltaub is wanted for the sequel alongside the original cast.

The film will see the four friends return to their old stomping ground in Brooklyn.

They find that their childhood home has changed greatly over the decades.

Diamond and Weissman previously wrote The Family Man and Old Dogs.

Read our Last Vegas review - De Niro, Douglas, Freeman are geriatric pack

Laurence Mark and Amy Baer will return to produce the Last Vegas sequel. »

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'Last Vegas 2' Moves Forward with Main Cast Expected to Return

23 July 2014 3:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films is moving forward with a sequel to their 2013 comedy Last Vegas, with stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline expected to return.

David Diamond and David Weissman have signed on to write the script, with Last Vegas director Jon Turteltaub also expected to be back at the helm. The story will center on the four main characters returning to their hometown of Brooklyn, as they discover just how much the neighborhood has changed.

Laurence Mark and Amy Baer will return to produce the comedy sequel, although it isn't known when production may begin. David Diamond and David Weissman's writing credits include The Family Man, Evolution, Old Dogs and When in Rome.

Last Vegas, which was written by Dan Fogelman, pulled in a respectable $134 million worldwide during its theatrical run last year, including $63.9 million domestic, from just a $28 million production budget.

It isn't known »

- MovieWeb

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Last Vegas Sequel Moving Forward at CBS Films

23 July 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

CBS Films is moving forward with a Last Vegas sequel.  The 2013 Jon Turtletaub-directed comedy was a modest box office success last year, pulling in $134 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of just $28 million.  The cast was led by Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas in what was pitched as “The Hangover with old people”.  Deadline reports that David Diamond and David Weissman, whose resume includes The Family Man and Old Dogs, have been set to pen the script for the follow-up, taking over from the first film’s writer Dan Fogelman.  The plan is to bring Turtletaub and the entire main cast back, as the story will see the characters returning to their old stomping grounds in Brooklyn.  When they arrive, however, they discover that their home turf has changed significantly. CBS Films is said to be moving “aggressively” on the Last Vegas sequel, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

11 June 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014

Price: DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $19.99

Studio: Lionsgate

Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

Robin Williams (Old Dogs) has a bad day—a helluva bad day—in the comedy drama The Angriest Man In Brooklyn.

Williams plays overly bitter man Henry Altmann, whose anger really kicks into gear when he learns from a doctor (Mila Kunis, Ted) that he has a brain aneurysm and has only 90 minutes to live. This news kicks the curmudgeonly Altman into motion, and he sets out to reconcile with his wife, brother and friends in the short time he believes he has left.

Co-starring Peter Dinklage (TV’s Game of Thrones) and Melissa Leo (Flight) and directed by Phil Alden Robinson (who hasn’t helmed a film since 2002’s The Sum of All Fears), the R-rated Angriest Man In Brooklyn opened to lot of negative reviews upon it limited theatrical rollout in May. »

- Laurence

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Watch! “Old Dogs & New Tricks” Returns With “WeHo Horror Story”

8 May 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

One of our favorite web series over the last few years has been Old Dogs & New Tricks, which features the “Gay Men Of A Certain Age” Brad, Muscles, Ross, and Nathan, as they make their journey through the dating world of West Hollywood.

We had the pleasure of presenting Seasons One & Two, and while we eagerly await what Season Three has to offer, here’s something to tide us over. “WeHo Horror Story” takes place two months after the Season Two finale … on Halloween.

Take a look!

The post Watch! “Old Dogs & New Tricks” Returns With “WeHo Horror Story” appeared first on thebacklot.com. »

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Chris Colfer on writing his first 'Glee' episode and his dream ending for Kurt in the series finale

6 May 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Glee star Chris Colfer has already written a feature film, a children’s book series, and a Disney Channel pilot, so it seemed only natural that the budding scribe would be tapped by the forces that Glee to write an episode for the musical series.

Old Dogs, New Tricks,” the penultimate episode in Glee’s fifth season, marks Colfer’s first time stepping into the writers’ room, which posed its own set of challenges and intimidating factors for the young star. In anticipation of the episode (airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox), Colfer spoke with EW about the episode, »

- Marc Snetiker

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Meme: “Hedwig” Is a Sellout, Hodor Makes Iron Throne Look Like Child’s Port-a-Potty, NFL Draft Looms For Michael Sam

6 May 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Miss Cleo talks being gay, black and Jamaican, Chris Colfer consoles Brian about Glee, Jim Parsons feels the love since coming out

The Broadway box office dropped $2.5 million after the tony Awards snubbed several major stars and their shows. Still, there are bright spots, like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which was already selling nearly capacity and is now selling out, jumping $267,957 over the pre-Tony week.

In the marriage equality trial in Idaho, the state mainly trotted out the line about children needing a mother and a father and the purpose of marriage being procreation, but the judge wasn’t having it, saying when straight people apply for a marriage license ““They don’t have to submit anything to prove that they intend to have children.” The state also said that all ten of the marriage equality cases since Windsor have been decided wrongly, saying that rather than deferring to »

- Ed Kennedy

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Meme: Kirk Cameron Blames Fornicators and Adulterers For Destroying Marriage, Nate Berkus Weds, Bishop Gene Robinson Divorces

5 May 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Andrew Garfield offends The Beygency, President Obama unveils this year’s stand up routine, Alan Cumming likes his men with hair

Kirk Cameron took a detour on his normal route to bashing gays, blaming current church leaders and straights for ruining marriage. “When people get too focused on redefining marriage, you’re distracted from the bigger problem — fornicators and adulterers. If the people sitting in the pews are fornicators and adulterers, the church will destroy marriages much more quickly than those outside the church. When God’s people mock marriage, God doesn’t take that lightly. The church isn’t taking God’s definition of marriage seriously. It’s not other people sabotaging marriage that’s the problem.”

A second sexual assault lawsuit has been filed against Bryan Singer, this time also naming singer and producer Gary Goddard. The anonymous plaintiff says that the incidents began online with Goddard when »

- Ed Kennedy

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WWE: 10 Superstars Under 35 That Will Dominate Wrestlemania 35

21 February 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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From a talent point of view, WWE is in a period of transition. Its main show, Wrestlemania, is on the horizon, and for the past four-to-five years, WWE has had to rely on part-time wrestlers to sell its biggest show of the year. However, attractions like The Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, and Batista aren’t going to be around forever. Old dogs like Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Mark Henry and Kane are on their last legs (almost literally with Rey). The company may have had its next version of Stone Cold Steve Austin in Cm Punk, but if he hadn’t quit the company a couple weeks ago, all signs pointed to Punk not re-signing with the company when his contract was up this June. Even its main stars, John Cena and Randy Orton, have »

- Seagull

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Briefs: Jonathan Groff Reflects, Could A “Firefly” Reboot Be Possible, And Nph Vs. Hugh Jackman!

12 February 2014 3:19 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Birthday shoutouts go to Josh Brolin (above), who is 46, Christina Ricci is 34, Chynna Phillips is 46, Joanna Kerns is 61, and Arsenio Hall is 58. Plus a very special belated Birthday to Tbl reader hbeach!

Lady Gaga Films Music Video Project With Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Cast. Um … what?

Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge

Comedy legend Sid Caesar has passed away at the age of 91.

Brian Boitano: My U.S. Olympic Delegation Story

Old Dogs & New Tricks starts shooting Season Three next month, and it will have faboo guest star Mo Gaffney.

Could a Firefly “limited series reboot” be possible? Maybe! But probably not.

Play nice, boys.

I'm so proud of @RealHughJackman for hosting this year's Tony Awards and for calling me an hour ago to say, 'Suck it!'

Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) February 11, 2014

Speaking of, here are some highlights from »

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Being Human (USA) season 4 episode 2 review: That Time Of The Month

21 January 2014 11:45 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Kaci Ferrell 22 Jan 2014 - 07:44

Being Human (USA) delivers a twist-filled episode. Here's Kaci's review...

This review contains spoilers.

4.2 That Time Of The Month

This week on Being Human USA...Twist.

We open where we left off last week: Suzanna, on the porch in front of a stunned Aidan. He stares at her, taking in that this is really happening. It says so much about Aidan's messed-up life that, faced with this seemingly improbable event, the first words out of his mouth are not, "How? Why?" Instead, he invites her in because Aidan Waite has manners thank you very much and when one's wife comes back from the dead one does not allow a lady to stand outside in the hot sun. That would be rude. But then the "how" gets answered for him: Suzanna can't come in because she's a vampire. And if you even have to wonder »

- louisamellor

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Being Human (USA) season 4 episode 1 review: Old Dogs, New Tricks

13 January 2014 11:44 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Kaci Ferrell 14 Jan 2014 - 07:41

Being Human (USA) hits the ground running in its season four opener. Here's Kaci's review...

This review contains spoilers.

4.1 Old Dogs, New Tricks

Being Human (Us) is finally back and hitting the ground running. It's been three months since the last episode and Josh is still a wolf...mostly.

First things first: Aidan and Nora are friends again! After their fall out last season, it made me really happy to see the two people who care about Josh the most come together to take care of him in his, uh, "time of need." That time of need happens to be every day of the month except the full moon — which is the only time he's human. He rehumanizes thirty minutes before Nora wolfs out, which means they really only have half an hour per month to be together. Happy honeymoon, right?

After Nora has to leave for her turn, »

- louisamellor

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‘Being Human’ Season 4 Premiere Review

13 January 2014 8:10 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

[This is a review of the Being Human season 4 premiere. There will be Spoilers.]

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Being Human‘s fourth season premiere (‘Old Dogs, New Tricks’) picks-up three months after the events of the season 3 finale (despite the nine month real-time gap between episodes) with Aidan (Sam Witwer) and Nora (Kristen Hager) running through the woods from a wolfed out Josh (Sam Huntington) while Sally (Meaghan Rath) is trapped in some kind of purgatory spa. The two sequences are far from the dreary Boston apartment and the show’s other familiar locales, but while the surroundings are a bit different, the episode doesn’t take long to snip some of last season’s remaining plot threads while pulling out a few new ones.

Click to continue reading ‘Being Human’ Season 4 Premiere Review

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- Jason Tabrys

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