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It's hard to believe it's been 11 years since we first met big screen heartthrob Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) and his boys, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), Eric "E" Murphy (Kevin Connolly) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) on HBO's "Entourage." And, who can forget our favorite hot-headed agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)?! The eight-season series was filled to the brim with celebrity cameos, hot Hollywood nightclubs and a whole lot of partying -- and we loved every minute of it. While we finally get to see these boys back together on-screen in the "Entourage" movie on June 5, toofab is taking a look at what Vinny and his pack-mates have been up to since the show premiered over a decade ago in 2004. Grenier was probably best known for starring in the movie "Drive Me Crazy" before he nabbed his "Entourage" role. He later co-starred with Anne Hathaway in "The Devil Wears Prada" and directed two documentaries, »
- tooFab Staff
Director: Dan Fogelman; Screenwriter: Dan Fogelman; Starring: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Nick Offerman, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Melissa Benoist; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15
Al Pacino gets his groove back as ageing rock star Danny Collins in a lively comedy-drama that draws from his own star aura and sends it up, too. At the age of 70, the titular Collins is a zoot-suited cliché, leaning on drugs, booze and a wife who is young enough to be his granddaughter, but he also has the saving grace of self-awareness and an impish sense of humour, which combined with Pacino's natural charm, helps him rise above some rather obvious psychological quandaries.
Writer/director Dan Fogelman (who scripted Crazy Stupid Love. and Last Vegas) claims the film is "kind of based on a true story, a little bit," a teasingly tenuous reference to a bit of fan-mail received by musician Steve Tilston from »
Casinos are the ultimate fantasy destination. Every single player that enters the gaming area harbors the fantasy that this time could be the time that they hit it big. This happens whether the player is a penny slot player, sitting at the $100 minimum blackjack table, or betting “cranberries” at baccarat.
Filmmakers have long tried to incorporate this fantasy, and for the most part they have failed. The game they use most often is blackjack. The reasons for this are fairly simple; most people know how to play blackjack and they are aware that blackjack is one of the only games in the casino that can be beaten.
Two films where blackjack plays an integral part of the plot do get it right.
21 is the semi-biographical story of a group of MIT students who study the science of card counting and make weekend trips to Las Vegas to use their skill at the table. »
- Gary Collinson
The plot of “Exit 147″ intertwines various characters and narratives, including Cage’s policeman, a woman escaping her abusive partner, a man that Cage arrests — all get embroiled in a series of sadistic mind games.
“This is the kind of story that turns up once in a blue moon. It is the perfect vehicle for Nicolas, and I am excited to be back in business with this great actor. I love this combination of dark and scary balanced with edgy humor,” said Figgis, who added that it was a “dream project for a small ensemble of actors.”
Cage last worked with Figgis on “Leaving Last Vegas,” which »
- Elsa Keslassy
Whether it’s a ruling patriarch in Meet the Parents or a best friend revisiting his youth in Last Vegas, Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro is no stranger to playing the archetypal old guy in movies. One who doesn’t understand the Internet or the lingo of 2015. All of these tropes and more can be glimpsed in the first trailer for Nancy Meyers’ new comedy, The Intern, but at its core it’s about an unlikely friendship between De Niro and Interstellar star Anne Hathaway.
Stepping into the shoes of one Ben Whittaker, Meyers’ latest will see De Niro play a man fed up with retirement, and so he quickly enrolls in an internship program with a online fashion giant in order to get back into the swing of things. Here, he’ll meet Jules Ostin (Hathaway), a well-established visionary who founded the company herself and is now overseeing its »
- Michael Briers
The 70-year-old actor “spoiled” his wife – with who he has children Dylan, 14, and Carys, 12 – on Mother’s Day at the weekend because she deserved to be treated well.
Explaining he presented Catherine with flowers and gifts, Michael added: “[And I gave her] lots of love and affection. I lucked out, I really lucked out.”
His thrilled wife said: “It was one of the best days I’ve had in many, many years, we were all together, I got spoiled rotten, I must be doing something right.”
While they are happy in their marriage, the couple – who split briefly in 2013 – have mixed opinions on working together.
Catherine, 45, said: “If he wasn’t my husband, I’d like to work with Michael Douglas, it’s true, he’s a great actor.”
However, her spouse told ‘Extra': “I would like to work with you any way I can get you, »
- The Hollywood News
Beasts of Burden: Levi’s Slapstick Heist Film Runs Amuck
For his sophomore film, Israeli director Reshef Levi inserts Patrick Stewart alongside the likes of Sasson Gabai, Moni Moshonov, and Moshe Ivgy for a comedic bank heist in Hunting Elephants. While there’s mild amusement to be had amongst this group of sassy old codgers, the whole endeavor feels a bit forced. Snippets of characters directly addressing the camera frequently distract as Levi and co-writer Regey Levi cut across timespans in attempt to give the scenario added depth. Reinforcing stereotypes rather than playing with them, Levi’s broad scenario feels tonally akin to something like Last Vegas (2013) but entrenched in more archaic stagnation.
Daniel (Zvika Hadar) is a security guard at a bank. While explaining to his twelve year old son Jonathan (Gil Blank) how the new security system works, replete with all the proper codes needed to gain entry, »
- Nicholas Bell
Inspired by the true story of folk singer Steve Tilston, Danny Collins sees Al Pacino as the titular aging rock star who can't give up his hard living ways, until he discovers a long lost letter from John Lennon which prompts him him to embark on a journey to rediscover his family and himself. With the movie hitting our shores this Summer, a new international trailer has come our way. Screenwriter Dan Fogelman's (Cars, Crazy Stupid Love, Last Vegas) directorial debut promises to a heartfelt and gently humourous affair, anchored by a lead actor on the best form he's been in for a long while. From this trailer alone, Danny feels like a genuinely likable character, and that's all down to Pacino and some great chemistry with the rest of his cast, including Christopher Plummer, Annette Bening, and Bobby Cannavale Released: 29th May »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Walt Disney Pictures has rounded out its main casting for its upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that the studio has found its Lumiere in the form of Ewan McGregor.
Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu-Mbatha Raw (Belle) as Plumette.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release March 17th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
Britney Spears has won the Best Of Last Vegas and Best Bachelorette Party awards for her Las Vegas residency. The 33-year-old pop star - who's been starring at the Planet Hollywood Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas since it opened on December 27, 2013 - has earned rave reviews for her 'Piece Of Me' residency and has taken to Twitter to share her success with her 41.6 million followers on the social media site. Britney - who was pictured holding the awards backstage at Planet Hollywood's Axis auditorium, where she performs three nights a week - tweeted: ''Look what I got over the weekend! Thank you @BestOfLasVegas, my dedicated team & Pom crew, @phvegas, and all of You! (sic)'' The singer was actually told she'd won the coveted prizes at the end of March, but only collected her prizes at the weekend. In March, she tweeted: ''Just heard some Amazing news!! Pom was »
The Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated 50 years of honoring the best in country music throughout Sunday’s ceremony, and set a Guinness World Record for most attended live awards show, according to co-host Blake Shelton. Luke Bryan joined Shelton for hosting duties for the third year, which saw the venue change from Last Vegas to At&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In honoring its past, the ceremony opened with a tribute to Merle Haggard and a performance by George Strait, called the “king of country music” by the hosts. Strait was one of seven honorees of the 50th Anniversary Milestone. »
- Jason Hughes
Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and most recently Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) joined the line-up as Cogsworth.
- Scott J. Davis
The Warner Bros. division acquired a pitch from writers David Diamond and David Weissman, based on an idea that Carey brought to Ratner. The theme will include the ability of music to transport people back in time to find their truest feelings.
Producers are planning to include songs from Carey and other artists. Carey wrote and performed 1994’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which sold more than 14 million copies.
Ratner worked with Diamond and Weissman in 2000 when he directed »
- Dave McNary
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“Danny Collins,” which opened in Chicago on March 27, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Peck, Melissa Benoist and Giselle Eisenberg from writer and director Dan Fogelman (“Last Vegas,” “The Guilt Trip,” “Tangled,” “Cars,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”). Note: You must be 17+ to win these “R”-rated tickets.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways.But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.
Recently, Al Pacino sat down with a small group of press to talk about taking on the role of Danny Collins, his relationship with Bobby Cannavale, and passing John Lennon in Central Park. Check it out below.
(Al Pacino starts out…)
Al Pacino: Dan wanted me to be in the picture. He saw me in the part, and that’s always kind of, to me, it’s always surprising. »
- Melissa Howland
Emma Jensen’s screenplay centers on the love affair between the charismatic poet Percy Shelley and the brilliant 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. That tumultuous relationship ultimately inspired her to write “Frankenstein.”
Powley will portray Claire Clairmont, Mary’s stepsister who has a hunger for attention and complicates Mary and Percy’s relationship when she moves in with them.
“Bel is fearless and immensely talented,” Baer said. “She immediately understood Claire – a complicated young woman who struggled in the shadow of her stepsister.”
- Dave McNary
This likable movie rises or falls on Al Pacino’s ability to convince us that he’s an aging pop star…and he does. Danny Collins follows a familiar story path, but it’s such a pleasure to watch Pacino (and fellow cast members Christopher Plummer, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, and Jennifer Garner) that it barely matters. I’ve made this comparison before, but this kind of movie is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. Dan Fogelman (The Guilt Trip, Last Vegas) makes his directorial debut with a screenplay he wrote about a Billy Joel-like singer who’s coasting on decades of fame, giving his aging audiences exactly what they want to hear—especially his signature song, “Baby...
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- Leonard Maltin
“The following is kind of based on a true story, a little bit,” reads the epigraph from Danny Collins.
From the very beginning, Danny Collins nods to the kind of movie that it is while recognizing what it doesn’t want to be. Everything on the outside makes Dan Fogelman’s (writer of Cars, Crazy Stupid Love and Last Vegas) directorial debut seem like a Lifetime movie of the week: the queasy biopic elements, the TV movie aesthetic and the “inspirational” theme that “it’s never too late to turn your life around and find redemption.”
Yet, in the canon of sentimental schlock, Danny Collins is a quiet revelation, a film that subverts all expectations and becomes quietly sentimental and poignant without ever feeling manipulative or cheap. It’s a film that plans out all the beats it will hit and does indeed hit them, but maybe not in the way we first foresaw. »
- Josh Cabrita
After Cinderella crushed the competition at the box office this past weekend, Disney is sticking with spring releases for their live-action fairytales as the studio has just announced that their new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (which will be getting a 3D release) will arrive in theaters on March 17th 2017. And with that news comes a couple new additions to the cast as well. Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) will be playing Mrs. Potts while Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) will be playing the father of Belle (Emma Watson). But we're wondering who will play the bickering duo of Lumiere and Cogsworth in the adaptation. Otherwise, as we've previously reported, Dan Stevens (The Guest) will play The Beast, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) will play Gaston and Josh Gad will play his sidekick Le Fou. There's bound to be more casting announced very soon with some key supporting roles left to be filled. »
- Ethan Anderton
Dan in Real Life: Fogelman’s Sugary Directorial Debut Hobbles its Own Charms
Screenwriter and producer Dan Fogelman makes a high profile directorial debut with Danny Collins, nabbing a handful of high profile names to lead his glossy family issue drama wrapped in melodramatic showbiz antics. When he’s not writing directly for children and family friendly audiences (Cars; Bolt; Tangled), Fogelman’s screenplays are often gilded with jejunish countenances (The Guilt Trip; Last Vegas), the types of outrageous yet uncomplicated cinematic fabrications that hail from some medicated hinterland beyond the realm of mere escapism. His first stint as a director finds him returning to this hypertrophic mode of drama wherein potentially insurmountable life tragedies get mushed together to equal one big positive, though kernels of authentic emotions sometimes shine through the contrivances.
Danny Collins (Al Pacino) is an aging rock star currently touring with another greatest hits album. »
- Nicholas Bell
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