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It's a shock to go back and watch "Midnight Cowboy" 45 years after its debut (on May 25, 1969) and see how raw and otherworldly it looks. After all, the X-rated Best Picture Oscar-winner has been so thoroughly assimilated into American pop culture that even kiddie entertainments like the Muppets have copied from it.
The tale of the unlikely friendship between naïve Texas gigolo Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and frail Bronx con man Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), "Midnight Cowboy" was initially considered so risqué that it's the only X-rated movie ever to win the Academy's top prize (though after it won, the ratings board reconsidered and gave the film an R). Still, the film featured two lead performances and a few individual scenes that were so iconic that homages (and parodies) have popped up virtually everywhere. (Most often imitated is the scene where Ratso, limping across a busy Manhattan street, is nearly »
- Gary Susman
The Terminator movies are certainly considered one of the best sci-fi movie franchises ever, but it hit a serious speed bump in 2009. The McG-directed Terminator Salvation cost an incredibly expensive $200 million, and not only failed to open at number one on its opening weekend (losing to Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), but only wound up making $125 million domestically. After years of the rights being bounced around between owners, finally the franchise is ready to get going again with Terminator 5, a.k.a. Terminator: Genesis. Paramount Pictures has dated the next chapter in the series for July 1, 2015, but what can we expect from the movie? Which characters from previous movies are coming back? Who is starring? Read on to find out what we know so far! The Director Alan Taylor has spent years working on the small screen, his work on HBO shows like Game of Thrones, »
Hardy said he has been working closely with Warner Bros, "watching their gangster films — the ones with James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson...it’s interesting to get them, and a bit of Capone, into the bloodstream… The idea isn’t to remake those films but to get a flavour of them as we explore Capone’s career as a racketeer."
Actors previously playing Capone in film include Rod Steiger, "Al Capone" (1959), Neville Brand, "The George Raft Story (1961), Jason Robards, "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" (1967), Buddy Lester, "Poor Devil" (1973), Ben Gazzara, "Capone" (1975), Robert De Niro, "The Untouchables" (1987), Eric Roberts, "The Lost Capone" (1990), Anthony Lapaglia, "Road to Perdition" (2002), Jon Bernthal, »
- Michael Stevens
The actor will portray an Egyptian pharaoh on display in a British museum, who comes to life through a magical tablet. Ben Stiller is reprising his role as Larry Daley from Night at the Museum, set in New York City, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which took place at the famous Washington D.C. attraction. No plot details have been released, although the sequel will be shot in and set in London. There are several famous museums that could be utilized, such the Natural History Museum, although it isn't known what exactly brings Larry Daley across the pond.
No character details have been released at this time, though she is more likely to play a fellow museum security guard alongside Ben Stiller than a historical figure. She may have a role similar to Jonah Hill in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
Other confirmed cast members include Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson and Steve Coogan, who all reprise their roles from the previous two movies. The only other newcomer besides Rebel thus far is Dan Stevens, best known for his work on Downton Abbey. He is being set up as the villain, Sir Lancelot of the Roundtable.
While no firm story details have been revealed, the main action will take »
Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson has joined the cast of Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum 3 , Deadline reports. She'll play a British museum guard opposite Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais and Owen Wilson. Featuring a script from the returning Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, Night at the Museum 3 is the third entry in the hit 20th Century Fox franchise that, between 2006's Night at the Museum and 2009's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian , has already earned almost $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Wilson also recently starred in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain and can be seen on the small screen in her new series, ABC's "Super Fun Night." Night at the Museum 3 hits theaters December 25. »
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