George Clooney - News Poster

News

Everything You Need to Know About Catch-22 Before You Catch the Series on Hulu

  • BuzzSugar
You've probably heard an example of a "catch-22" before, but if you were one of the few high school students who wasn't assigned to read Joseph Heller's satirical 1961 novel that inspired the phrase, here's the gist. Taking place during World War II, Catch-22 follows a Us Army Air Forces bomber named Captain John Yossarian and his fellow airmen while they are based on an island in the Mediterranean. The pilots all desperately want to be sent home, but unfortunately, they're all caught in a no-win situation because of an implicit military rule called Catch-22.

According to the rule, a pilot deemed crazy is not fit to fly a plane and should be sent home. One can only be deemed crazy by the army psychiatrist through a medical evaluation. Requesting a medical evaluation implies that the pilot is sane enough to be self-aware. Here's the real issue: if Captain Yossarian
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Everything You Need to Know About Catch-22 Before You Catch the Series on Hulu

  • Popsugar
Everything You Need to Know About Catch-22 Before You Catch the Series on Hulu
You've probably heard an example of a "catch-22" before, but if you were one of the few high school students who wasn't assigned to read Joseph Heller's satirical 1961 novel that inspired the phrase, here's the gist. Taking place during World War II, Catch-22 follows a Us Army Air Forces bomber named Captain John Yossarian and his fellow airmen while they are based on an island in the Mediterranean. The pilots all desperately want to be sent home, but unfortunately, they're all caught in a no-win situation because of an implicit military rule called Catch-22.

According to the rule, a pilot deemed crazy is not fit to fly a plane and should be sent home. One can only be deemed crazy by the army psychiatrist through a medical evaluation. Requesting a medical evaluation implies that the pilot is sane enough to be self-aware. Here's the real issue: if Captain Yossarian
See full article at Popsugar »

15 Notoriously Bad Movie Remakes (And 15 That Are Actually Worth Watching)

Next to sequels and reboots, remakes seem to be the most common type of film moviegoers see today. Whether they modernize the setting or alter the plot and/or characters, remakes come in all shapes, sizes, and qualities. However, because some audiences tend to think back to the phrase, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," they can be quick to judge remakes as heartless retellings of iconic stories. This is simply not the case.

While it is true that many remakes have failed to capture the magic of their source films (feeling downright unnecessary in the process), some have expanded upon their lore and delivered a fresh, updated take on their stories. For example, Ocean's 11 was originally a 1960 film that, despite starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., received average reviews. However, once acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh remade it in 2001, it spawned an entire franchise of
See full article at Screen Rant »

Best Casino-Inspired Movies Ever Created

There has been no shortage of casino based movies, with the setting providing a backdrop of bright lights, glitz and glamour. Maybe it also has something to do with the charisma of the people there or the thrill of the chase so to speak, all we know is that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

007

Ah yes the good old cult classic that has seen fans reveling in some of the most expensive action scenes ever created. Because James Bond has been around for nearly a century now, it’s no wonder they constantly have to replace the star.

Bond is a suave, handsome British secret agent who has a flair for woman, often finding himself in hot water over them, and no I don’t mean the Jacuzzi. Many famous faces have had the opportunity to be called Bond including the likes of Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Meet the Dream Cast of Hulu's Catch-22 Adaptation

Hulu is no stranger to adapting literature - The Handmaid's Tale's grisly dystopian story has become a widely acclaimed show since it debuted in 2017. Now, the streaming service will take on another timeless work that's become embedded in high school curricula and the American lexicon: Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The novel is about a Us Air Force captain named John Yossarian who's stationed in Italy during World War II. The title of the book refers to a military rule in the story in which if a person is insane, they do not have to fly missions - but they have to apply to get excused, and applying means that you're not insane and still able to fly a plane. Try wrapping that around your head!

The beloved classic has caught the attention of major names in the entertainment industry, much like how TV dramas Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Palanquin Offers New Business Model for East-West Productions in SVoD Era

  • Variety
Palanquin Offers New Business Model for East-West Productions in SVoD Era
For Westerners making movies in Asia, logistics can be problematic. And, for Asian filmmakers able to navigate local conditions, screenwriting for international audiences and access to markets can still be stumbling blocks.

Veteran producer and executive Guy Louthan is now developing a business that straddles East and West, deploys American production standards and techniques, and maximizes Asian cultural impact. It also comes at a time when global interest in Indian and Southeast Asian content is growing thanks to the aggressive local production strategies of Amazon, Netflix and HBO.

The Palanquin company that Louthan formed with British director Roland Joffe aims to bridge the gap with a slate of its own movies, close connections to local production services firms and a possible film fund once the business model has proved itself. He aims to provide full financial transparency and Asian creative involvement while delivering films that are likely to combine local and foreign locations,
See full article at Variety »

George Clooney Praises His "Kind and Smart" Pal Meghan Markle Amid Media Scrutiny

George Clooney Praises His
George Clooney continues to stand up for his good friend Meghan Markle. In an interview with Good Morning Britain on Friday, the 57-year-old actor spoke about the unfair media treatment the Duchess of Sussex has received since entering the royal family. There have been reports of Meghan being "difficult," as well as many attempts to portray some sort of feud between her and Kate Middleton, but George is setting the record straight and calling out tabloids for exploiting the royal mother-to-be. "I think it's a little unfair at times," George said. "She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman." He also added that Meghan and Harry are "a really wonderful, loving couple."

'It seemed a little unjust, she hasn't done anything except live her life - she's a really kind, intelligent woman.'

George Clooney has told @Gmb Meghan and Harry are a 'fun couple' and says Meghan's
See full article at Popsugar »

Meet the Dream Cast of Hulu's Catch-22 Adaptation

  • Popsugar
Hulu is no stranger to adapting literature - The Handmaid's Tale's grisly dystopian story has become a widely acclaimed show since it debuted in 2017. Now, the streaming service will take on another timeless work that's become embedded in high school curricula and the American lexicon: Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The novel is about a Us Air Force captain named John Yossarian who's stationed in Italy during World War II. The title of the book refers to a military rule in the story in which if a person is insane, they do not have to fly missions - but they have to apply to get excused, and applying means that you're not insane and still able to fly a plane. Try wrapping that around your head!

The beloved classic has caught the attention of major names in the entertainment industry, much like how TV dramas Sharp Objects and Big Little Lies
See full article at Popsugar »

George Clooney Sticks Up for Meghan Markle Again After She Receives "Unfair" Treatment

George Clooney Sticks Up for Meghan Markle Again After She Receives
George Clooney continues to have Meghan Markle's back! Close to a month after coming to the Duchess of Sussex's defense in an interview, the Oscar winner has reiterated his support for the mom-to-be. While appearing on Good Morning Britain, George expressed his belief that the media treatment on Meghan has been a bit unjust. "I think it's a little unfair at times when—I've seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for almost nothing, and it seemed to me to be a little unjust since she hadn't done anything except just happen to live her life," he explained. "She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman." As for...
See full article at E! Online »

George and Amal Clooney Turn Heads for All the Right Reasons at Glamorous Gala

George and Amal Clooney Turn Heads for All the Right Reasons at Glamorous Gala
Talk about a perfect match! As George Clooney and Amal Clooney continue their latest getaway to Scotland, the power couple stepped out for the People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala in Edinburgh Thursday evening. Amal looking stunning in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit with a leather belt and leopard print clutch. She completed her look with W. Salamoon & Sons earrings and a pair of heels. Not to be outdone, George looked handsome in a navy pinstriped suit and ocean blue button-down as he wrapped his arm around his leading lady. As for what brought them out to the special gala, the couple is being honored for their humanitarian work through the Clooney Foundation for Justice. ...
See full article at E! Online »

SXSW 2019 Review – Long Shot

Long Shot, 2019.

Directed by Jonathan Levine.

Starring Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgard.

Synopsis:

When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Seth Rogen has had a long and interesting relationship with SXSW and Austin’s Paramount Theater, debuting hysterical work-in-progress cuts of such films as Sausage Party and The Disaster Artist. This year he’s back with revenge, bringing not one but two films, the R-rated comedy starring 11-year-olds Good Boys, and Long Shot, a romantic comedy that’s a cross between Notting Hill and Veep.

Directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Long Shot stars Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field, the current Secretary of
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Oscar-Winning Documentary ‘Free Solo’ Now Available for Streaming on Hulu

Hulu has acquired the streaming rights to “Free Solo,” this year’s Oscar-winning documentary about rock climber Alex Honnold. The film will stream on Hulu beginning Wednesday.

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and photographer/mountaineer Jimmy Chin directed the Nat Geo documentary about Honnold, a free solo rock climber who dreams of climbing El Capitan, the 3,200-foot peak in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.

The film also follows Honnold in his personal life trying to maintain a healthy relationship while pursuing an inherently dangerous lifestyle, as well as the cameramen tasked with trying to film what could potentially be a life-threatening endeavor every time Honnold goes out for a climb.

Also Read: How the Oscar-Nominated 'Free Solo' Helped Daredevil Climber Alex Honnold 'Evolve'

“‘Free Solo’ is a true masterpiece that combines awe-inspiring camerawork with the kind of authentic storytelling that Hulu viewers love,” Lisa Holme, VP of content acquisition at Hulu said in a statement.
See full article at The Wrap »

George and Amal Clooney Are the Real Royal Couple at This Buckingham Palace Event

  • Popsugar
George and Amal Clooney Are the Real Royal Couple at This Buckingham Palace Event
It's date night for George and Amal Clooney! On Tuesday, the couple stepped out for a special dinner celebrating The Prince's Trust at Buckingham Palace. The event was hosted by Prince Charles and brought out a handful of stars, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luke Evans, Tamsin Egerton, and Josh Hartnett. George cut a suave figure in a black tux, while Amal was a vision in white - if we didn't know any better, we'd say these two were getting married.

In addition to supporting Charles's youth charity, George and Amal are quite close with the royal family. Not only were they both front and center at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding last May, but Amal attended Meghan's baby shower in NYC last month and George recently came to the duchess's defense following months of her being scrutinized by the press.

In an interview with Australia's Who magazine,
See full article at Popsugar »

Spotlight: World Food Programme's Celebrity Supporters

Leading the fight against hunger

United Nations program which reached 113 million people in 80 countries in 2004

Celebrity supporters

World Food Programme has 23 known supporters, including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Oprah

Areas of work PovertyHunger Read more about World Food Programme's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Barrymore Raises Funds For FoodBarrymore Becomes Ambassador Against HungerClooney, Damon Keep Helping Africa2008 Golden Globes RoundupGeorge Clooney - A Messenger Of Peace

Feature your company alongside thousands of celebrities, charities & causes →

Copyright © 2019 Look To The Stars. This article may not be reproduced without explicit written permission; if you are not reading this via email or in your news reader, the site you are viewing is illegally infringing our copyright, and we would be grateful if you would contact us.
See full article at Look to the Stars »

Amal Clooney Attends Prince Charles' Star-Studded Dinner in Her Most Glam Outfit to Date

Amal Clooney Attends Prince Charles' Star-Studded Dinner in Her Most Glam Outfit to Date
It's date night for Amal Clooney and George Clooney! The darling couple attends Prince Charles' star-studded dinner at Buckingham Palace on March 12. Celebrating the work of the Prince's Trust Group, the 41-year-old barrister steals the spotlight at the extravagant event in her dazzling ensemble. Amal stuns in a fit and flare gown by Jean-Louis Scherrer by Stephane Rolland, which features a dramatic asymmetrical cape. It's from the Spring 2007 collection and if you look closely, you'll notice her left arm is adorned with intricate gold beading. She pairs her dress with a metallic gold clutch and beautifully demure diamond...
See full article at E! Online »

Spotlight: Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

Encouraging interest in acting and improving the acting skills of interested persons though educational seminars, workshops, tapes and films.

Celebrity supporters

Screen Actors Guild Foundation has 77 known supporters, including George Clooney, Heidi Klum, and Hugh Jackman

Areas of work Creative Arts Read more about Screen Actors Guild Foundation's work and celebrity supporters. Related articles Stars Sign Posters For Charity FoundationCelebrity-Signed Books Up For Grabs For CharityLook To The Stars Film Pick: Reach For MeActresses To Be Honored For Sports And CharityEmily Deschanel To Hold Q&A For Charity

Feature your company alongside thousands of celebrities, charities & causes →

Copyright © 2019 Look To The Stars. This article may not be reproduced without explicit written permission; if you are not reading this via email or in your news reader, the site you are viewing is illegally infringing our copyright, and we would be grateful if you would contact us.
See full article at Look to the Stars »

Marvel Maintains Its Dominance Because of Indie Filmmakers

Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” opened to Thursday-preview grosses of $20.7 million. That’s only slightly below last year’s “Black Panther,” which opened one hour later. For co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, that figure nearly doubles the total gross of the four indies they made before Marvel came calling..

This is a film that has even rival studios rooting for its success. Something has to stop the box-office slide of 2019; movie ticket sales are down are a catastrophic 30 percent so far. One reason for the falloff is by this time last year we had “Black Panther,” 2018’s biggest domestic grosser (and second largest opener to Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War”).

Whatever your feelings on the comic-book takeover of Hollywood, their success is vital for the struggling theater business. And as Marvel maintains its dominance In that world, they look to indie filmmakers to guide them.

Boden and Fleck’s four previous features — “Half Nelson,
See full article at Indiewire »

13 Movie Reboots With Gender-Swapped Leads, From ‘His Girl Friday’ to ‘What Men Want’ (Photos)

13 Movie Reboots With Gender-Swapped Leads, From ‘His Girl Friday’ to ‘What Men Want’ (Photos)
From lady “Ghostbusters” to talk of a female James Bond, Hollywood has taken a shine to remaking classic movies or TV shows with gender-swapped leads as a way of mixing up a tried and true formula. But the trend dates back farther than to just the last few years. The latest example of this is “What Men Want” opening Friday, which swaps out Mel Gibson for Taraji P. Henson. But here are some other movies that looked to remake something old with not just a fresh face but from an entirely different point of view.

His Girl Friday” (1940)

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell move a mile a minute and have a natural chemistry as reporters Walter Burns and Hildy Johnson in Howard Hawks’s screwball comedy classic “His Girl Friday.” But missing from its source material, both the play and the movie “The Front Page” by playwright Ben Hecht, is
See full article at The Wrap »

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Limited Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Limited Series
Last Year’s Winner: “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: With its win in 2018, “American Crime Story” officially became the first series to win multiple awards in the Best Limited Series category. Now, that’s not to say franchises had yet to earn multiple wins before. “Roots” (1977) and “Roots: The Next Generations” (1979) both won the category, but the sequel season would’ve qualified as a drama series under modern Emmy rules. Meanwhile, Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology is also the only show to have the same title (“American Crime Story”) preceding its new, winning entries (“The People vs. O.J. Simpson” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”), but other sequel seasons had won as well as unofficial franchises like HBO and Dreamworks’ “Band of Brothers” (2002) and “The Pacific” (2010). Among active franchises, “Fargo” could become the second official anthology series to win multiple trophies
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Shameless’ Team Talks Emmy Rossum’s Exit: ‘It’ll Be Pretty Crazy’

  • Variety
‘Shameless’ Team Talks Emmy Rossum’s Exit: ‘It’ll Be Pretty Crazy’
After eight years of holding the Gallagher family together, Emmy Rossum announced in August she was leaving “Shameless.” Her final episode, the Season 9 finale, airs on Mar. 10, and at the Emmys Fyc red carpet for “Shameless,” series star Jeremy Allen White said he’s unsure how the family will move on from losing Fiona.

“She’s never going to be replaced; we’re just gonna have to figure out how to work it without her. As sad as I am to lose Emmy as an acting partner, it’s kind of exciting because it’s gonna be a different show; it’ll mix things up,” White, who plays eldest Gallagher son Lip, told Variety. “It’ll be pretty crazy to see how Lip copes without her and how the Gallaghers survive without their matriarch.”

William H. Macy, who plays Frank, the deadbeat patriarch of the Gallagher family, also commented on
See full article at Variety »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed