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5 Things to Know About Will Reeve Ahead of His People's List Appearance

5 Things to Know About Will Reeve Ahead of His People's List Appearance
Superman's son is making a name for himself! Christopher Reeve's youngest child, Will Reeve, has been building up quite the impressive resume these last few years. After interning at Good Morning America and graduating from Middlebury College, Will earned at spot on Espn's SportsCenter. Those are just a few things about the son that bears a striking resemblance to his superhero dad. Read on for more interesting tidbits about the superstar kid that landed his dream job. 1. He was just 13 when his mother died, leaving him orphaned.Will hadn't even turned 3 when his father was paralyzed in 1995 and
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Photographer Ken Regan On Touring With Dylan And The Rolling Stones

Legendary photography Ken Regan documented some of the greatest moments in rock and roll history, touring back to back in the 1970s with Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, and covering The Band's Last Waltz. Those years are covered exhaustively in his new coffee table book, "All Access: The Rock and Roll Photography of Ken Regan."

Regan's diverse career included work in the worlds of sports, politics, fashion and celebrity, shooting subjects as diverse as Muhammad Ali, Wilt Chamberlain, Hank Aaron, the Kennedy family, Madonna and Oprah Winfrey. Over the past decade, he's worked on stills for film and special projects, with directors such as Jonathan Demme, Clint Eastwood and Alan Pakula.

In this AOL "You've Got" interview, Regan shares a key lesson he learned when touring with the Stones.
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Angelina Jolie Hopes 'Blood And Honey' 'Isn't Just A History Lesson'

'It isn't just a political film, it isn't just Bosnia,' director of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' tells MTV News.

By Kara Warner

Angelina Jolie on the set of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Photo: Ken Regan / Gk Films

Although Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," is a harrowing, unrelenting drama set around the atrocities experienced and committed during the Bosnian War, Jolie swears that her goal in making the film and telling this story is not to teach anything or promote any agenda.

"I hope for the audience watching that it isn't just a history lesson, it isn't just a political film, it isn't just Bosnia," she told MTV News recently. "We tried to tell a dramatic story, we tried to make a good film with great actors, we tried to just give traditional dramatic storytelling,
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Angelina Jolie Hopes 'Blood And Honey' 'Isn't Just A History Lesson'

'It isn't just a political film, it isn't just Bosnia,' director of 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' tells MTV News.

By Kara Warner

Angelina Jolie on the set of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Photo: Ken Regan / Gk Films

Although Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," is a harrowing, unrelenting drama set around the atrocities experienced and committed during the Bosnian War, Jolie swears that her goal in making the film and telling this story is not to teach anything or promote any agenda.

"I hope for the audience watching that it isn't just a history lesson, it isn't just a political film, it isn't just Bosnia," she told MTV News recently. "We tried to tell a dramatic story, we tried to make a good film with great actors, we tried to just give traditional dramatic storytelling,
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Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood?: Golden Globe Best Director Contenders

Angelina Jolie, In the Land of Blood and Honey

Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Albert Brooks?: Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor/Actress Contenders

For Best Director, look for a star. Or even better, stars. That's why likely Golden Globe nominees in that category are Steven Spielberg for War Horse, Martin Scorsese for Hugo, Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (once again, the power of Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock), and, are you ready, Angelina Jolie for In the Land of Blood and Honey. Michel Hazanavicius is a shoo-in for The Artist simply because he can't be ignored.

Three other strong contenders are Clint Eastwood for J. Edgar, Tate Taylor for The Help, and Alexander Payne for The Descendants. In case In the Land of Blood and Honey hasn't been made available for viewing, we're betting on Payne as one of the top five. Less likely but
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Angelina Jolie Calls 'Blood And Honey' Crew A 'Family'

'We were all together presenting something that we felt represented a part of history,' first-time director/screenwriter tells MTV News.

By Kara Warner

Angelina Jolie on the set of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Photo: Ken Regan / Gk Films

In selecting a subject for her screenwriting and directorial debut, Angelina Jolie did not choose an easy one. While some first-time directors might have gone with a romantic comedy, small-scale film or mainstream subject to tackle, Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is a harrowing, unrelenting drama set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that highlights the horrors of the ethnic conflict that has occurred far too often throughout history.

The film revolves around the relationship between two Bosnians on opposite sides of the conflict, Danijel (Goran Kostic) and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) and the devastating toll the war has on their lives. When MTV News caught up with Jolie,
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Angelina Jolie Calls 'Blood And Honey' Crew A 'Family'

'We were all together presenting something that we felt represented a part of history,' first-time director/screenwriter tells MTV News.

By Kara Warner

Angelina Jolie on the set of "In the Land of Blood and Honey"

Photo: Ken Regan / Gk Films

In selecting a subject for her screenwriting and directorial debut, Angelina Jolie did not choose an easy one. While some first-time directors might have gone with a romantic comedy, small-scale film or mainstream subject to tackle, Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is a harrowing, unrelenting drama set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that highlights the horrors of the ethnic conflict that has occurred far too often throughout history.

The film revolves around the relationship between two Bosnians on opposite sides of the conflict, Danijel (Goran Kostic) and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) and the devastating toll the war has on their lives. When MTV News caught up with Jolie,
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My Three Minutes With Julian Lennon

My Three Minutes With Julian Lennon
Everett Julian Lennon

The Morrison Hotel Gallery, by now a destination point for visitors to New York City’s SoHo neighborhoods, marked its tenth anniversary with a gala concert and madcap party on Thursday night.

Fittingly, the “rock stars” in attendance at the Cutting Room in Manhattan were actually many noted rock’n'roll photographers, including the likes of Henry Diltz (who shot the cover for the first Crosby Stills and Nash album), Ken Regan (Bob Dylan’s favorite photographer for
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Dylan @ 70

Updated through 5/25.

"In his nonmusical writing, the teasing, puzzling, half-nonsensical 'novel' Tarantula pales in strangeness next to the matter-of-factly autobiographical Chronicles," Ao Scott wrote last week in the New York Times. "And, similarly, while cinematically inclined Dylanophiles might want to sample the eccentricities of Renaldo and Clara or Masked and Anonymous — or the brilliantly elusive kaleidoscope of Todd Haynes's I'm Not There — the full mystery of Bob Dylan is better grasped in documentary form." That piece ran as Film Forum's double Dylan doc feature opened and, as Dylan turns 70 today, there's one night, tonight, left to catch it: Da Pennebaker's Don't Look Now (1967) — at Alt Screen, Brynn White gathers critical takes and a clip — and Murray Lerner's The Other Side of the Mirror, a "compendium of Newport Folk Festival concert footage from the early 1960s."

Don't Look Back also screens tonight at the Glasgow Film Theatre as part
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Another Side of Bob Dylan

Ken Regan Dylan with mask in mirror

Ken Regan is reclusive, a trait he shares with Bob Dylan (when he’s offstage of course). Over the last 30 years, Regan has followed Dylan, documenting both his public and private moments. To celebrate Dylan’s 70th birthday (today!), Regan released never before seen photographs of Dylan during his Rolling Thunder Revue tour of 1975 in a book entitled “Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan.”

The Wall Street Journal: Throughout the years, did you maintain a special relationship with Dylan?
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‘The Beaver’

Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson

(May 2011)

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Written by: Kyle Killen

Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones

What lonely, bullied kid wouldn’t want a dad who puts on a never-ending puppet show while teaching him how to make his own toys? What wife wouldn’t want a husband who suddenly ravishes her in bed and, more importantly, makes time for their two sons after 20, lately difficult, years of marriage? What toy-company employees wouldn’t want a boss who empowers them to develop their own ideas and introduces an innovative product that saves them from the brink of ruin? But what starts out as a harmless, if kind of goofy, exercise in radical psychotherapy takes a compelling dark turn in Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver.”

Walter Black (Mel Gibson) has been hopelessly depressed for years, but he’s hit rock bottom at the opening of the film,
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‘The Beaver’

Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson

(May 2011)

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Written by: Kyle Killen

Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones

What lonely, bullied kid wouldn’t want a dad who puts on a never-ending puppet show while teaching him how to make his own toys? What wife wouldn’t want a husband who suddenly ravishes her in bed and, more importantly, makes time for their two sons after 20, lately difficult, years of marriage? What toy-company employees wouldn’t want a boss who empowers them to develop their own ideas and introduces an innovative product that saves them from the brink of ruin? But what starts out as a harmless, if kind of goofy, exercise in radical psychotherapy takes a compelling dark turn in Jodie Foster’s “The Beaver.”

Walter Black (Mel Gibson) has been hopelessly depressed for years, but he’s hit rock bottom at the opening of the film,
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Kyle Killen Busy as a ‘Beaver’

Jodie Foster directs and stars opposite Mel Gibson in “The Beaver

By J. Rentilly

(from Moving Pictures, spring issue, 2011)

Precious few are the Hollywood players who employ lawn mowing and full body massage as negotiating tactics or who expend 2,500 words blogging about a particularly mortifying afternoon of very public food poisoning, but then 35-year-old Kyle Killen is also the guy who wrote the script about the crazy dude who can only express himself with the help of a sort-of possessed beaver puppet.

“I’m going to say it right now, and I’m going to say it before you can say it: I’m a lucky idiot and the rest of you are geniuses,” says the vibrant, golly-gosh Killen. “That’s the smartest thing I’ll say this entire interview, I promise.”

Mensa member or lotto winner, Killen nevertheless is white-hot in Tinseltown — the yesterday-unknown scribe behind Fox Broadcasting’s bigamy soap “Lone Star,
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Kyle Killen Busy as a ‘Beaver’

Jodie Foster directs and stars opposite Mel Gibson in “The Beaver

By J. Rentilly

(from Moving Pictures, spring issue, 2011)

Precious few are the Hollywood players who employ lawn mowing and full body massage as negotiating tactics or who expend 2,500 words blogging about a particularly mortifying afternoon of very public food poisoning, but then 35-year-old Kyle Killen is also the guy who wrote the script about the crazy dude who can only express himself with the help of a sort-of possessed beaver puppet.

“I’m going to say it right now, and I’m going to say it before you can say it: I’m a lucky idiot and the rest of you are geniuses,” says the vibrant, golly-gosh Killen. “That’s the smartest thing I’ll say this entire interview, I promise.”

Mensa member or lotto winner, Killen nevertheless is white-hot in Tinseltown — the yesterday-unknown scribe behind Fox Broadcasting’s bigamy soap “Lone Star,
See full article at Moving Pictures Network »

‘Nurse Jackie’ Third Season Premiere: Review Revue

‘Nurse Jackie’ Third Season Premiere: Review Revue
Ken Regan/Showtime Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in the third season premiere of Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie.”

Nurse Jackie,” the Showtime series starring Edie Falco, returns for its third season tonight. Does it really feel that the show has been on that long? Memebers of the old “Sopranos” cast have popped up in various projects since the show ended its run on HBO, but Falco has arguably landed the most stable, highest-profile gig. Here’s what critics are saying
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This Week In Movies: ‘Hereafter,’ ‘Paranormal Activity 2′

By Pete Hammond

Hollywoodnews.com: Halloween must be around the corner. It was clearly a supernatural week at the movies led by Paranormal Activity 2 (more on that below) and highlighted by the national release of Clint Eastwood’s masterful new drama, Hereafter, a multi-story formatted film in which three unrelated main characters search for meaning after experiencing death – or near-death- episodes that have a profound effect on their lives. The film opened on a limited basis last weekend in La and NY to a very good $36,000 per screen and this week expanded to 2181 theatres and a $12 million plus gross which is slightly above par for Eastwood openings. Its Rotten Tomatoes rating though is a rather uninspired 51% although top critics give it a much higher 64% which seems more appropriate considering the ambition and the achievement of this intriguing film written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Last King Of Scotland). Warner
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TV Review: Laura Linney Faces Down End-Stage Cancer in ‘The Big C’

Chicago – What would you do if you just didn’t give a crap anymore? This question seems to be the theme of Showtime’s new series “The Big C,” starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt, and recent Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe. It is not about the sad journey or the emotional distance of a woman diagnosed with end-stage melanoma, or about the tragedy of her procrastination breaking the news to her family and friends. It is about the chance to live vicariously through a woman who is not able to be truly honest until the end is in sight.

Television Rating: 4.0/5.0

If you had nothing left to lose, you probably wouldn’t buy gigantic luggage and go to a desert island like Tom Hanks in “Joe Versus the Volcano,” or fly to a five-star Swiss resort to shop yourself to death like Queen Latifah in the lackluster “Last Holiday.” But you might make smaller,
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Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever: Zoey's Breaking Out of Her Shell

Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever: Zoey's Breaking Out of Her Shell
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Season 1 of Nurse Jackie focused on the wreckage of Jackie's personal life. But in Season 2, there's plenty of mess to go around.

"I think, for all the characters, the writers laid great foundations for them last year," says Merritt Wever, whose quirky nurse Zoey is one of the characters who will grab more attention. "For everybody this season, you're just learning a lot more about who they are specifically."

Nurse Jackie: The story behind Mo-Mo's exit

For Zoey, that means no longer only playing Jackie's lovable sidekick...

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Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever: Zoey's Breaking Out of Her Shell

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Season 1 of Nurse Jackie focused on the wreckage of Jackie's personal life. But in Season 2, there's plenty of mess to go around.

"I think, for all the characters, the writers laid great foundations for them last year," says Merritt Wever, whose quirky nurse Zoey is one of the characters who will grab more attention. "For everybody this season, you're just learning a lot more about who they are specifically."

Nurse Jackie: The story behind Mo-Mo's exit

For Zoey, that means no longer only playing Jackie's lovable sidekick...

Read More >
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TV Review: Edie Falco Brings Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ to Vibrant Life

Chicago – Showtime has done it again. The network has carved out a fascinating niche by focusing on unique characters and hiring talented actors to portray them. Michael C. Hall in “Dexter,” Mary-Louise Parker in “Weeds,” and Toni Collette in “United States of Tara” gave some of the best performances of the last year. Edie Falco in “Nurse Jackie” has the potential to beat them all.

Television Rating: 4.0/5.0 Falco gave one of the best performances in the history of television on “The Sopranos” and she brings her incredible ability to the fully-realized title character in Showtime’s dark comedy. Jackie Peyton lives a daily existence that most of us couldn’t possibly relate to directly but Falco makes this woman one hundred percent believable. It’s an amazing performance.

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie (Episode 3)

Photo credit: Ken Regan/Showtime

Peyton is a nurse in the ER at
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