Liz & Dick (2012) - News Poster

(2012 TV Movie)

News

Is Old Taylor Swift Really 'Dead'? A 'Reputation' Rundown!

Is Old Taylor Swift Really 'Dead'? A 'Reputation' Rundown!
Taylor Swift is back… but are fans "...Ready for It?"

After what seems like forever, the 27-year-old singer is releasing Reputation on Friday, Nov. 10, the follow-up to her massively successful 1989. In anticipation of what's to come, Et's breaking down everything we know about the album so far, and this new, edgy side of Swift, along with our predictions on what fans can expect from the rest of the tracks.

Watch: Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Video: Everything We Know About the Snakes, Diamonds, Dancing & More

What We Know From the Songs We've Heard So Far:

"Look What You Made Me Do"

"I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, because she's dead!"

Photo: YouTube

That's what Swift proclaims on the debut single from her sixth studio album, which took us all by surprise when she dropped it unexpectedly after swiping everything from all her social media accounts in August
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Career-Damaging Taylor-Burton Bomb Revisited and (Surprisingly) Appreciated

'Boom!' movie with Elizabeth Taylor: Critically panned box office disaster featuring memorable headwear. 'Boom!' movie: Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton critical & box office bomb reappraised as 'cult classic' fare If you've never seen Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1968 vanity production Boom!, don't feel singled out. Boom! bombed at the box office almost as soon as it blasted on the screen. Since then, however, it has been rediscovered. Directed by Joseph Losey from a screenplay by Tennessee Williams (based on his play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore), Boom! is a good example of a movie depicting art imitating life imitating art; one that deserves to be described in detail. Sexually repressed temper tantrums and bronchial attacks By then a two-time Academy Award winner, Elizabeth Taylor (Butterfield 8, 1960; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966) plays Flora “Sissy” Goforth, a middle-aged, sexually repressed American (inspired by and written
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Links: Brangelina Kaput, Broadway Blockbuster, Festival Afterglow

Brangelina No More

Vox looks at the parallels between Liz & Dick and Brangelina

EW Madame Tussaud's already separated Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wax counterparts. Nathaniel wept. (Seriously, I'm not doing okay with this. I don't care if anyone thinks its silly. Double star wattage couples of this magnitude happen only a few times a century.) 

Slate ranks the remaining A list power couples

Brangelina, smack dab in the middle of their storied romance

Liz and Dick were only divorced for 16 months before they got back together so if I may put in an early request for 2018 Wishes. Lots more (and not just Brad & Angie) after the jump.
See full article at FilmExperience »

Liz and Dick Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? This Weekend at Webster University

“You are cordially invited to George and Martha’s for an evening of fun and games”

Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966) screens this Friday through Sunday (July 15th-17th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The film begins each evening at 8:00.

Director Mike Nichol’s Who’S Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? a famous and shocking black comedy from 1966, is based on Edward Albee’s scandalous play of the same name. First performed in New York in October of 1962, it captured the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for the 1962-63 season.

We are introduced to George (Richard Burton), a middle-aged history professor, and his acerbic wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor).The movie presents an all-night drinking bout of the couple, joined by a vacuous biology professor, Nick (George Seagal), and his wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis).Through the verbal torturing of one another,
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Stand back, watch the fur fly and don't forget to duck -- this is surely the most psychologically toxic play ever adapted for film. The legends Liz and Dick are terrific, and Mike Nichols conquers the screen in his first job of direction. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1966 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date May 3, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis. Cinematography Haskell Wexler Film Editor Sam O'Steen Original Music Alex North Written by Ernest Lehman from the play by Edward Albee Produced by Ernest Lehman Directed by Mike Nichols

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I remember what my reaction was, when I was younger, to movies adapted from plays: no matter how brilliant the dialogue, the thought of people standing around rooms talking was stultifying. Even for great epics and action pictures, I tended to go into a
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

Oof! From Cannes to Lifetime: The Fall of 'Grace of Monaco'

I remember a time when Grace of Monaco was an Oscar hopeful in everyone's eyes. It opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, Nicole Kidman was playing a screen legend sure to garner some attention, Olivier Dahan was directing (whose La Vie En Rose garnered Marion Cotillard an Oscar), and The Weinstein Company was sure to position it like they did The Imitation Game. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. After receiving scathing reviews from just about everyone out of Cannes and no one wanting to touch it with a ten-foot pole, Variety reports the film will premiere on Lifetime on May 25. You read that right. Lifetime. A film that opened Cannes will now be playing on the same station that houses the Lindsay Lohan-starring Liz and Dick and the Grumpy Cat movie. I can hardly believe it myself. Lifetime may not have the same stigmatization to others than it does for myself,
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

13 Reasons Why Elizabeth Taylor Is Still the Queen of Hollywood

It's time to raise your glass and rattle your jewelry for a birthday toast to Elizabeth Taylor, who'd have turned 83 on Feb. 27. Though memories of her begin to fade, the legacy of the woman who was perhaps the most beautiful, most popular, most everything movie star of all time remains as vivid as ever.

Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.

1. In a way, she never left.

Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.

2. She's the original diva.

Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description.
See full article at Moviefone »

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West Crowned "First Family of Fashion"

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and North West Crowned
The fashion industry is taking note of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's style! André Leon Talley, a prominent member of the fashion scene, just penned an article claiming the happily married couple and their daughter, North West, deserve the title of "First Fashion Family." "The three were a force of iconic moments as they pivoted around Paris, the mecca of fashion during the last fashion shows this month," he wrote online. "The Nick and Nora Charles of our time, the Liz and Dick Burton, without the brawls." And it's not just Talley who is a fan of the family's sense of style. The contributing editor to Vogue magazine also quoted several members of the fashion...
See full article at E! Online »

Series Renewals For Syfy’s Defiance And Dominion

Syfy continues to bolster its original programming with the renewal of both Dominion and Defiance. The two drama series will return with 13 episodes each – joining the recently commissioned Hunters, created by Gale Anne Hurd, and the highly anticipated television adaptation of Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End.

Dominion is categorised as a ‘Us apocalyptic supernatural action’ series, and was created by Vaun Wilmott (Sons Of Anarchy) as a loose adaptation of the 2010 film Legion, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. Starring Christopher Egan (Letters To Juliet), Tom Wisdom (Romeo And Juliet), Roxanne McKee (Game Of Thrones) and Anthony Stewart Head (Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters), the show is set in a time when God has vanished, and Archangel Gabriel is waging war on mankind. Archangel Michael allies himself with man, against Gabriel, and lives among humans in a fortified city, awaiting the arrival of a prophesied saviour. On
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Damien, An Upcoming Series Based on The Omen, Coming to Lifetime

  • ShockYa
Damien, An Upcoming Series Based on The Omen, Coming to Lifetime
Lifetime and horror aren’t really synonymous with each other–unless you count the many “abused woman on the run” films the channel used to show. Even still, the network has been known as “television for women,” with their programming gearing towards light romances. However, women love horror too, and since Lifetime has been expanding their portfolio in many different ways, including with unauthorized and/or scandalous biopics, such as “Liz and Dick” and “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” the network probably decided it was time to branch out into other areas. Hence their decision to revisit “The Omen.” Lifetime has ordered six episodes of “Damien,” a sequel-of-sorts to “The Omen.” [ Read More ]

The post Damien, An Upcoming Series Based on The Omen, Coming to Lifetime appeared first on Shockya.com.
See full article at ShockYa »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

  • newser
The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories: Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton . Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at the time, they were technically involved in a love quadrangle. They had an affair that even the pope condemned, eventually divorcing their spouses and getting married. They then divorced each other, got married again, and finally divorced one last time. Prince Charles truly loved Camilla Parker-Bowles when he married Diana and...
See full article at newser »

Faith-Based ‘The Ether – Vero Rising’ Set as Movie (Exclusive)

Faith-Based ‘The Ether – Vero Rising’ Set as Movie (Exclusive)
Hollywood veteran Larry A. Thompson is developing a movie version of recently published faith-based novel “The Ether — Vero Rising.”

Thompson is looking to go into production before the end of the year on “The Ether” as a possible franchise starter. He’s beginning to hold meetings with actors and directors.

The book, the first in a series of three novels by Laurice Elehwany Molinari, centers on a 12-year-old boy who — while living a seemingly ordinary life — discovers his true identity as a guardian angel. He begins his training under archangels and battle the forces of Evil in the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth, while still living in suburbia.

Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, published the book last month.

Thompson’s a longtime manager and producer on such TV biopics as “Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter,” “And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

The Postman Always Rings Twice: Letters From Readers

  • CinemaRetro
The 1963 version of Cleopatra is deemed a terrible movie, mostly by people who have never seen or who only have vague memories of it.

 

Lee,

You do a fantastic job with your reviews in general, but occasionally you do one that resonates with me, and I like to send you a quick note on those occasions.  Your review of The Adventurers is one of those times.

You ask: "How, after all, could a film by a major director and featuring a big all-star cast go so completely wrong? The answer is: it didn't. The Adventurers is not high art, but it doesn't deserve its place in the Razzie book of ten worst films of all time." 

With that passage, you hit the nail on the head, in my opinion.  I watched this movie a couple of years ago and concur with your review.  No way this is one of the worst films of all time.
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Lindsay Lohan Sued Over Pch Car Accident

  • TMZ
Lindsay Lohan has more legal woes -- TMZ has learned she's just been sued over the accident where her Porsche rammed into an semi-truck.You'll recall, Lindsay was late for a Malibu shoot for the movie "Liz and Dick" when she roared up Pacific Coast Highway in a black Porsche 911S at speeds that exceeded 60 Mph.As we first reported, Lindsay lied to cops and said she was a passenger in the car and tried
See full article at TMZ »

Helena Bonham Carter on Channeling Elizabeth Taylor for 'Burton and Taylor': 'I did feel something spiritual.'

It was inevitable that Elizabeth Taylor would be portrayed on screen soon following her death in 2011. While Lindsay Lohan's take on her in the Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" was memorable for all the wrong reasons, Helena Bonham Carter's embodiment of the icon in the BBC/BBC America co-production "Burton and Taylor" is memorable for all the right ones. As expected from an actor of her caliber, Carter nails Taylor's oft-mimicked delivery and larger than life persona; what she also does is dig deep to offer a fully realized portrait of a heartbroken woman at a vulnerable point in her career. Directed by Richard Laxton and written by William Ivory ("Made in Dagenham"), "Burton and Taylor" takes place in 1982, as Taylor and her ex-husband Richard Burton (Dominic West) prepare to make their final stage appearance together in a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's classic play "Private Lives,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Helena Bonham Carter on Channeling Elizabeth Taylor for 'Burton and Taylor': 'I did feel something spiritual.'

It was inevitable that Elizabeth Taylor would be portrayed on screen soon following her death in 2011. While Lindsay Lohan's take on her in the Lifetime movie "Liz and Dick" was memorable for all the wrong reasons, Helena Bonham Carter's embodiment of the icon in the BBC/BBC America co-production "Burton and Taylor" is memorable for all the right ones. As expected from an actor of her caliber, Carter nails Taylor's oft-mimicked delivery and larger than life persona; what she also does is dig deep to offer a fully realized portrait of a heartbroken woman at a vulnerable point in her career. Directed by Richard Laxton and written by William Ivory ("Made in Dagenham"), "Burton and Taylor" takes place in 1982, as Taylor and her ex-husband Richard Burton (Dominic West) prepare to make their final stage appearance together in a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's classic play "Private Lives,
See full article at Indiewire »

Successful Managers Avoid Limelight, Let Clients Take Center Stage

Successful Managers Avoid Limelight, Let Clients Take Center Stage
Talent Managers Assn. lifetime achievement honoree Larry Thompson has worn a plethora of different hats over a four-decade career in show business. Though best known as a talent manager, with longterm clients including William Shatner, Joan Rivers and Drew Barrymore — not to mention Richard Pryor, Merle Haggard, Tatum O’Neal, Jason Bateman, Shannon Doherty and hundreds of others — he’s also served stints as a TV and film producer, an author, an entertainment attorney, a record label counsel, and a motivational speaker.

There is one title he thoroughly rejects: brand manager.

“Managers were originally called personal managers,” Thompson relates. “Then they were just managers. Then Madison Ave. came along with brands, and suddenly we started calling ourselves brand managers, like the talent was a brand. While I understand that — if anyone understands that it should be me, since Shatner and Rivers certainly are brands — I try not to fall into
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Watch: In New Trailer for 'Burton and Taylor,' Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West Have Their Claws Out

A new trailer for BBC America's "Burton and Taylor," starring Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West as fiery celebrity couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, has landed.  This particular go-round at the Liz and Dick romance focuses on the period of time when the on-again off-again lovers, following their second divorce, were working on their final stage performance together, Noel Coward's "Private Lives" on Broadway in 1983. (Lifetime's 2012 Lindsay Lohan-starring debacle, "Liz and Dick," attempted to cover through flashbacks their entire 20-plus year relationship.) The film aired in the UK back in July, and has its stateside debut on BBC America October 16.
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

'Burton and Taylor' interview: 'This was Liz Taylor's worst point'

They're like buses, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor biopics. Hot on the heels of the not exactly rapturously received Liz & Dick, comes the BBC's own Burton and Taylor.

As well as a script by William Ivory, what BBC Four has up its sleeve is modern stars Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in the lead roles.

The film finds the superstars in the twilight of their acting careers, reunited in a stage production of Noel Coward's Private Lives. Digital Spy got round the table with the duo and some other journalists to ask them all about it.

Did you sympathise mainly with your character or could you see the other side of the coin?

Dominic: "Inevitably you sympathise with your guy - I think that was true of you?"

Helena: "Yeah - I'm much nicer than he is! And cleverer. Funnier..."

Dominic: "The revelation for me was Liz Taylor.
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Watch the First Trailer for BBC America's Burton and Taylor

Yes, it's true that Lifetime just finished their own version of this exact same story, Liz and Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan as a young Elizabeth Taylor, but chances are the BBC is going to do it much, much better. For starters, they've recruited two great actors to star in Burton and Taylor, who have the [...]

Watch the First Trailer for BBC America's Burton and Taylor
See full article at TVovermind.com »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites