10 items from 2013
Behind the Candelabra
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Rating: Not Rated
Release Date: May 26, 2013 (HBO 9Pm/8c)
Trailer Score: 8/10
Thoughts by Tsr: The real takeaway from most recent HBO films seems to be the performances. Al Pacino in his pair of murderer biopics, Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, Claire Danes winning all the awards for Temple Grandin, and Julianne Moore as you-know-who in Game Change were what most talked about. A distinct directorial style tends to be an afterthought. Well, we should have expected that to change when Steven Soderbergh stepped up and took his Liberace film to HBO. Sure, Michael Douglas as the flamboyant showman is a standout, but this trailer is distinctly Soderbergh. And that’s a very good thing.
Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors, so any time he has a new film coming out it’s a big deal. »
- Shane T. Nier
There is a certain stable of actors, who might not be the most well known around the breakfast table or water cooler, but who are ever reliable players who can come off the bench in any movie and hit a home run of a performance. And David Strathairn is one of those guys. An Oscar nominee ("Good Night And Good Luck") and two time Golden Globe nominee ("Good Night And Good Luck," "Temple Grandin") he's the kind of guy admired and respected by his peers, but who A-list fame eludes. But it doesn't matter, because the offers will keep rolling in and it speaks to his skill, and now he's been drafted by a major blockbuster. Strathairn has come aboard "Godzilla," with Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, while Juliette Binoche remains one big, fascinating question mark. Details on the Gareth Edwards-directed film are being kept under lock and key, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for A Resurrection, the first teaser trailer for Ten, a review of Smiley, and much more:
First Teaser Trailer for Ten: “Ten is a collectivist, post-exploitation psychological thriller devised as a possible explanation for the events of the 1972 Spektor Island Massacre. On a cold December afternoon, ten women arrive at a mansion on Spektor Island, famed for years of reported hauntings and strange activities. Will they live through the night?
The all-female cast film is a response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films, with particular focus on the kind of storytelling prominent in b-movies and genre films from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explores the meaning and fluidity of identity and takes a number of surprising turns, paying homage to filmmakers and producers such as Alfred Hitchcock, »
- Tamika Jones
What the what?! Sadly, 30 Rock ended its seven-season run in January. But that doesn’t mean we’re ready to stop talking about the beloved Tina Fey comedy. Thankfully, the Paley Center agrees. Last night, Fey, Robert Carlock (above), Colleen McGuinness, Josh Siegal, and Dylan Morgan were all on hand in NYC for the panel “Hey Dummies…An Evening with the 30 Rock writers.” I’m sad to report our favorite dummy, Dennis Duffy, was not there. But the good news is the writers did share some fun tidbits about their time working on the show. And just like my favorite »
- Breia Brissey
The first word and stills for John Keeyes' next foray into fright, The Harrowing, arrived just a few minutes ago in our e-mail inbox, and since we're just suckers for hot chicks who are drenched in blood, we decided to share. Dig it!
From the Press Release
Highland Myst Entertainment and Wolfclan Productions are proud to announce their newest film, The Harrowing, a demonic, horror thriller currently filming on location in Dallas, Texas. In the tradition of Shutter Island and Jacob's Ladder, The Harrowing follows fallen-from-grace Vice Detective Ryan Calhoun. After a routine surveillance goes horribly wrong, Calhoun is accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend and partner, a prostitute, and a corrupt Congressmen. Unhinged and tormented by demonic dreams, and bent on discovering the truth, Calhoun is admitted to a forensic hospital for observation where, his sanity slowly sipping away, he begins to uncover the darkest, most terrifying truth imaginable. »
- Uncle Creepy
Golden Globe voters chose to honor many recent Emmy champs, feting only two fresh faces at the 70th annual edition of these kudos Sunday. (See complete list of winners here and read report on film awards here.) -Insertgroups:12- Showtime had a particularly strong showing as "Homeland," Damian Lewis, and Claire Danes won Globes to go with their Emmys. The drama series and Danes also won at last year's Globes for the inaugural season while this was the first win for Lewis. Fun fact: Danes has won all four of her career Golden Globe bids (she won this same category in 1995 for "My So-Called Life" and claimed Movie/Mini Actress in 2011 for "Temple Grandin.") Showtime also picked up a surprise win for Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") as Best TV Comedy Actor. He beat out previous Globe winners Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"), and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang T. »
It's time again for the best party in Hollywood (at least during awards season) -- the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in movies and television from the past year.
Which films will be taking home the hardware? "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Argo"? "Silver Linings Playbook"? And which television programs will be honored? The annual favorites like "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men"? Or newcomer "Homeland," which took home many Emmys last September. Perhaps U.K. import "Downton Abbey" will sneak in there.
Check back here at 8 p.m. Et/Pt for the Zap2it live blog, chronicling all the highlights and lowlights of the Golden Globes. The show airs live on NBC.
All times Eastern.
8:00 -- Fey and Poehler look outstanding in their gowns. Love the colors. »
Awards Season is here! While Hollywood has been breaking out the jewels, gowns, tuxes and spray tans, we here at toofab have been conducting copious amounts of research to figure out who is going to win the trophies at the Golden Globes this Sunday … and who we think should win.Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – DramaWill win: The "it" show right now is definintely the Showtime, CIA-centered smash “Homeland,” and we see Damian Lewis taking home the prize. His portrayal of a Marine Sergeant who was held hostage by al-Qaeda then "turned" keeps us constantly guessing. Should win: We've said it before and we'll say it again – Bryan Cranston on "Breaking Bad!" His role as a chemistry teacher turned cancer patient turned meth producer turned drug lord is remarkable, because he's a realllly bad guy now, yet we keep rooting for him! Best Performance by an »
- tooFab Staff
Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy follows in the footsteps of Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra) and opted to debut his upcoming feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart on HBO rather than going the theatrical route.
The cable network announced Friday that Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer will star in the TV film, which is being adapted by original playwright Larry Kramer with production set to get underway later this year for a 2014 debut.
Roberts will play the paraplegic physician Dr. Emma Brookner who treats several of the earliest victims of the disease; Ruffalo will take on the role of Ned Weeks, ‘who witnesses first-hand »
- Nick Martin
She got her break in the '90s TV series My So-Called Life and then appeared in a diverse slate of movies until returning to series TV in Showtime's critically acclaimed Homeland. She's nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for the series, in which she plays a CIA agent who suffers from bipolar disorder. Here are five things you probably don't know about Claire Danes.
1. Said she knew as a child that she wanted to be a performer when she saw Madonna on TV. "I understood that performing could be one's vocation and I thought, yeah!" Danes told the New York Times.
Related: Claire Danes 'Can't Imagine' Being Angelina or Jen
3. Auditioned for the role of Lisa in 1999's Girl, Interrupted, the part »
10 items from 2013
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