1-20 of 165 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
A&E Networks will debut the first part of its version of “Bonnie & Clyde” on Sunday at 9/8c across three of its networks: A&E, Lifetime and History. The two-part miniseries starring “Borgias” actress Holliday Grainger and “Milk’s” Emile Hirsch in the title roles follows the notorious criminals as their lives intersect and then together go on a crime spree that captures America’s fascination in the 1930s. The movie pays special attention to Bonnie and the role she plays in the duo, which may be larger than most accounts of the time gave her credit for. Also read: »
- Jethro Nededog
With his first child, a couple of indie films ("Prince Avalanche," "The Motel Life," "Twice Born"), a miniseries (A&E's "Bonnie and Clyde") and a meaty high-profile role on the horizon (John Belushi in the as-of-yet untitled biopic), 2013 is chalking up to be a pretty good year for Emile Hirsch. Over the course of his film career (his debut being in "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" in 2002), Hirsch has frequently varied his acting choices. Being led simply by the quality of the material rather than trying to configure a trajectory or formulate a brand, Hirsch has run the gamut of being a young actor in (and outside of) Hollywood: nominated for a MTV Music Award For Best Kiss (with Elisha Cuthbert in "The Girl Next Door"), portraying real-life characters to varying critical acclaim ("Lords of Dogtown," "Alpha Dog," "Into The Wild," "Milk"), taking on an iconic cartoon character in »
- Diana Drumm
Producers are touting “The Fifth Beatle” as the first-ever film about the Beatles to secure music rights to the Lennon/McCartney music catalog.
“From the moment I read Vivek’s graphic novel, I knew I wanted to be the person to bring Brian’s story to the bigscreen,” Reed said. “I’m a lifelong Beatles fan, obviously, but it’s Brian’s fascinating life that really blew me away and drew me to this project. He’s the ultimate outsider who, against all odds, »
- Dave McNary
The British Olympic diver is reportedly dating Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who’s 20 years older than he is, after coming out — and revealing that he’s in a ‘happy’ relationship! Read on for more details.
Tom Daley, 19, surprised his fans when he came out in a YouTube video on Dec. 2 and said that he was dating a man, who’s reportedly the Oscar-winning Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 39. Tom is “besotted” with him, according to The Sun, and they’re even planning a future together!
Tom has been dating Dustin, who won an Academy Award in 2008 for his screenplay for Milk, the film about gay rights activist Harvey Milk, according to E! News. The two were seen together for the first time in October getting coffee, although they reportedly met in London over the summer.
“[Tom] is besotted with Dustin. They love »
- Ivy Jacobson
For his first boyfriend ever, Tom Daley has struck gold -- Oscar gold! As rumored, the British Olympic diver, 19, is indeed dating Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old screenwriter and Lgbt activist, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. (The coupling was first reported by E! News.) "It's true and they're very happy," a source close to the bronze medalist tells Us Weekly. Daley and the Oscar-winning Milk scribe have "been together since summer," the source adds. Daley came out as bisexual to fans via his YouTube page on [...] »
Olympic diver Tom Daley surprised fans yesterday when he came out and told the world via YouTube that he was dating a man. Now, everyone is wondering who the lucky guy is. Well, we have the answer...and he's an Oscar winner! Sources exclusively tell me that Daley has been dating Dustin Lance Black, the 39-year-old writer who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Milk, the 2008 biopic about gay rights activist legend Harvey Milk (Sean Penn also won an Oscar for playing Milk in the flick). Back in October, Daley and Black were spotted together for the first time grabbing a snack at The Coffee Bean in Hollywood. Yesterday, Daley posted a touching YouTube video in which he came out as dating »
Josh Brolin may have an Oscar nomination under his belt for Milk. He may have shared screen time with Denzel Washington, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Bridges. He’s appeared in not one, but two Woody Allen movies (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Melinda and Melinda) and even played President George W. Bush in W. No matter all he achieves in his cinematic career, Josh Brolin will most often – and most fondly – be remembered for his very first screen role.
In 1985, a 17-year-old Brolin who was then only known as the son of actor James Brolin, was cast in a family adventure film, The Goonies. His role as older brother Brandon “Brand” Walsh in the classic and much-loved film served as a career launching pad for Brolin, who stars in this week’s Oldboy and in the upcoming Labor Day.
- Rachel West
The 34-year-old renaissance man has an undergraduate degree from UCLA, among other diplomas. He's been nominated for an Academy Award, and even (sort of) hosted the awards in 2011. Professionally, Franco has acted in a long list of movies, directed several others, and even written roughly a dozen plus screenplays.
Starting today, November 27, multi-hyphenate Franco can be seen facing off against Jason Statham in the Sylvester Stallone-penned action flick "Homefront." Franco plays Gator, a small-town meth kingpin who butts heads with Statham, a former DEA agent who shows up in Franco's town to finally settle down with his family.
Do you already know more about Franco than you'd care to? Maybe. Do you know everything there is to know about the man? Unlikely. From his middle-school shoplifting days to that time he shadowed a male prostitute, »
- Jonny Black
The team behind “Milk” — director Gus Van Sant, writer Dustin Lance Black and producer Bruce Cohen — will be traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia, for a closing night screening Nov. 30 of the 2008 film at the Lgbt-themed festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side), according to a report in U.K. newspaper the Guardian.
Van Sant will lead a discussion about the film at the festival.
Earlier this year, the festival was targeted by Russia’s fierce anti-gay campaigners, and was fined 400,000 rubles ($12,000) and named a “foreign agent” by authorities, citing suspicions that the festival received money from overseas sources. The Kremlin ruled this year that all non-government organizations must register if they receive funding from overseas. Festival organizers denied the allegations. The festival has also been under scrutiny because of the Russian law that bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.”
But in a victory for the fest and gay-rights advocates, »
- Carole Horst
San Francisco board supervisor, fearless gay rights activist, and all-around inspiration Harvey Milk is still a heroic figure 35 years after his murder at the age of 48. When he and San Francisco mayor George Moscone were murdered by Dan White, who was only convicted of manslaughter, outrage and grief rippled through the city. In 1984, the Academy Award-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk effectively chronicled Milk’s life and death, and because of that film we have indispensable insight into the mind of one of our pioneering gay rights leaders.
And yet, there are still facts about Milk that we either forget or overlook. Here are 10 facts about the man you might not know — some are funny, some are pop cultural, and some, particularly the one about Dan White, are unsettling. But 35 years on, it’s a joy to think about Harvey Milk, whose life was a terrific source of hope, »
- Louis Virtel
Lesbian drama release a bold move given anti-gay legislation in Russia.
Stacie Passon’s lesbian drama Concussion is among four titles acquired by Russian distributor Cinema Without Borders (Kino bez Granits) at this year’s Afm for theatrical release in Russian cinemas in 2014.
The other titles acquired were:
According to Cinema Without Borders, the latter two titles are expected to be given a wide release.
The acquisition of the 2013 Teddy Award winner Concussion would seem particularly brave given the current anti-gay mood in Russia since the introduction of legislation earlier this year banning “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”
Despite anonymous “telephone terrorism,” bomb threats and harassment by the police, the sixth edition of St Petersburg’s Bok o Bok (Side by Side) Lgbt film festival »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
Moscow – Milk director Gus Van Sant, producer Bruce Cohen and writer Dustin Lance Black say they are determined to attend Russia's St. Petersburg’s Lgbt festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side) for the screening of the film and a Q&A session despite incidents and false bomb alarms that have marred the event since its start last week. Among them was what organizers called a "provocation aimed at disrupting the festival" during a screening of Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color. “Our hope in screening the 2009 Academy Award winning film Milk -- about the late civil rights leader Harvey
- Vladimir Kozlov
Dustin Lance Black, Gus Van Sant and Bruce Cohen will attend the St. Petersburg Side By Side Lgbt Film Festival for the screening of Milk, despite bomb threats and the country’s abysmal record on gay rights. Cohen says “Our hope in screening the 2009 Academy Award winning film Milk — about the late civil rights leader, Harvey Milk — is to encourage respectful conversations that might create deeper understanding. Cinema has that power. For this reason, we would like to bring our film to your country and participate in the meaningful dialogue we feel certain this screening will create between the people of our great nations.”
You can now stream Britney Spears’ full Britney Jean album.
Mark Duffy, best known as copyranter, who we have featured here many, many times, »
- Ed Kennedy
Los Angeles, Nov 23: Actor Josh Brolin has reportedly checked into a rehabilitation centre for substance abuse treatment.
"He realised he needed help and is committed to his sobriety," UsMagazine.com quoted a source as saying.
Brolin was in the news after getting involved in a drunken fistfight at a pub earlier this month.
- Leon David
Milk director in show of support for Bok o Bok festival in St Petersburg which has been targeted in Russia's anti-gay crackdown
• Russian Lgbt festival wins appeal against 'foreign agent' ruling
• Ukraine film festival targeted by anti-lgbt protesters
Milk director Gus van Sant is to travel to St Petersburg to attend the Lgbt-themed Bok o Bok (Side by Side) film festival which only recently escaped shutdown after being targeted by Russia's anti-gay campaigners.
The veteran director is due to attend a screening on 30 November of Milk, the biopic of the gay San Francisco political official who was murdered in 1978. The film's producer Bruce Cohen and Oscar winning scriptwriter Dustin Lance Black will also be present and take part in a discussion after the film.
Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio (“Argo”), Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Diablo Cody (“Juno”), Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”), Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker”) and Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”).
“I wasn’t sitting looking at a computer writing,” Gordon-Levitt says. “I was up on my feet acting. When I would get the scene to a version that I like then I would go back to the keyboard and write it down. My writing process was not dissimilar from my acting process. I was basically doing the same thing except a few steps earlier.”
- Addie Morfoot
Moscow – Director Gus Van Sant will appear at the sixth edition of the Lgbt film festival Bok o Bok (Side by Side), which kicks off in St. Petersburg on Thursday. The director is coming to the city to meet with his local fans and to express support for the local Lgbt community, the festival's organizers said. The festival is to feature a special screening of Van Sant's 2008 movie Milk, after which the director, producer Bruce Cohen and writer Dustin Lance Black, are to take part in a Q&A session. Photos: Gay Marriage, or Not, in Global Cinema The
- Vladimir Kozlov
Writer Dustin Lance Black, director Gus Van Sant and producer Bruce Cohen will present their Lgbt rights biopic "Milk" at the Side by Side Lgbt Film Festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This news comes after a very challenging year for both Lgbt people in Russia and Side by Side itself. Since 2007, Side By Side (or Bok o Bok in Russian) has been working against all odds to bring Lgbt cinema, education and community to Russians. Back in June, the festival was faced with new challenges, including the law concerning NGOs and their status of being a ‘foreign agent.' In relation to this piece of legislation, Side by Side has been prosecuted under a law concerning NGOs and their status of being a ‘foreign agent' and was found guilty -- both as an organization and de Guerre, its director. Read More: Que(e)ries: The Plight of a Brave Lgbt Film Festival In Russia, »
- Peter Knegt
Odd List Simon Brew 15 Nov 2013 - 07:08
Lots of films are dedicated to, or in memory of someone. But it's not always clear why. We've been finding out...
Back when Breaking Bad returned for its final batch of episodes in August 2013, it had a dedication at the end of it. The card read 'Dedicated to our friend Kevin Cordasco'. As it turned out, Kevin Cordasco was a 16-year old who had been battling cancer for seven years, who had met both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan. Cordasco died before he could ever get to see the episode dedicated to him.
I found this such a moving story, that it got me wondering about the dedications that appear on films, and what the story behind them was. After all, the dedications are there for a reason. What I uncovered was some funny stories, mainly extremely sad ones, and some extremely moving dedications. »
It recently came to light that Emile Hirsch had been cast as John Belushi in a film about the star’s life (see here), and whilst talking to Rolling Stone the Killer Joe actor opened up a little about the project.
The actor admitted that he wasn’t all that familiar with Belushi’s work before the project but that he is doing a lot of research into his career.
I was familiar with him, but I’m getting more familiar. He was a little bit before my time, so there’s an educational process in there. It’s exciting to present this guy to a generation of comedy fans who may not be too knowledgeable about his work. We’re trying to do him justice.
He talked about the fact that a lot of people are excited about the biopic and explained that it was director Steve Conrad’s »
- Kat Smith
1-20 of 165 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners