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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Fabulous Baker Boys,’ ‘Batman Returns’

Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Fabulous Baker Boys,’ ‘Batman Returns’
Michelle Pfeiffer’s new film “Where is Kyra” has been getting strong reviews for the actress and marks the first time in many years that she has had a leading role in an awards caliber feature film. Pfeiffer plays an unemployed woman desperately trying to survive while she cares for her sick mother.

Pfeiffer has had a nearly 40-year career on screen and has managed to overcome being known at first just for her looks. While her beauty was prominently on display in many of her first roles she quickly became more than just a pretty face and plunged herself into deeper and more complex roles. Pfeiffer’s first professional acting job was on a TV series version of the film “Animal House” called “Delta House.” Her character on the TV show was referred to simply as “The Bombshell.” This debut hardly signaled the arrival of an actress good enough
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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Michelle Pfeiffer movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Michelle Pfeiffer’s new film “Where is Kyra” has been getting strong reviews for the actress and marks the first time in many years that she has had a leading role in an awards caliber feature film. Pfeiffer plays an unemployed woman desperately trying to survive while she cares for her sick mother.

Pfeiffer has had a nearly 40-year career on screen and has managed to overcome being known at first just for her looks. While her beauty was prominently on display in many of her first roles she quickly became more than just a pretty face and plunged herself into deeper and more complex roles. Pfeiffer’s first professional acting job was on a TV series version of the film “Animal House” called “Delta House.” Her character on the TV show was referred to simply as “The Bombshell.” This debut hardly signaled the arrival of an actress good enough
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Get Caught Up on "Pfandom"

P  F  A  N  D  O  M 

P F E I F F E R    R E T R O S P E C T I V E

Series Resumes March 31st. Saturdays at Tfe

Coming Soon... Watch Along With the Series!

March 31st: Scarface (1983)

April 7th: Into the Night (1985) 

April 14th: Ladyhawke (1985)

April 21st: Sweet Liberty (1986)

Until then get caught up with...

Episode 1 Miss Orange County Beauty Queen

Episode 2 Early Bit Parts on TV

Episode 3 TV Recurring Roles Delta House and more

Episode 4 The Hollywood Knights (1980), her film debut

Episode 5 TV Movie Callie & Son (1981)

Episode 6 TV Movies Splendor in the Grass and The Children Nobody Wanted (1981)

Episode 7 Falling in Love Again (1980) and Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

Episode 8 First Starring Role: Grease 2 (1982)
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Inside Michelle Pfeiffer's Life (and Amazing Looks!) at 59

Inside Michelle Pfeiffer's Life (and Amazing Looks!) at 59
Michelle Pfeiffer‘s return to the spotlight is a welcome one.

This year the three-time Oscar nominee, 59, and perennial beauty icon starred as Ruth Madoff with Robert De Niro in HBO’s Wizard of Lies, tormented Jennifer Lawrence in Darren Aronofsky‘s creepy thriller mother! and played a mysterious widow in Murder on the Orient Express.

“She’s a beautiful actress in all senses,” her Orient Express director Kenneth Branagh tells People, noting she can have fun with a sexy character but “turn on a dramatic dime and reveal the pain underneath.”

Pfeiffer admits her “comeback year” is a bit
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La Pfeiffer and the Original Song Oscar Race

by Nathaniel R

Here's some rather surprising news: Michelle Pfeiffer sings the closing credits song of Murder on the Orient Express. The song is called "Never Forget" which we never in danger of doing for anything Pfeiffer. Though opinions vary about how well the goddess sings, we personally love it when she croons. Case in point: Grease 2 (1982), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Prince of Egypt (1998), and Hairspray (2007). Listen it's not her fault that her character in Up Close and Personal (1996) was supposed to be a bad singer or that "Miss Baltimore Crabs" is Hairspray's worst song!

"Never Forget" is written by two-time Oscar nominee Patrick Doyle, a regular on Kenneth Branagh films, who also composes the score. La Pfeiffer is, of course, not the sort who would deign to sing in front of the whole world on Oscar night so they will reassign the vocals if the song is nominated.
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Tweetweek: Michelle & Miscellania

For this final* edition of Tweetweek, something more focused. Every once in a blue moon (okay, totally frequently) I do a search for "Michelle Pfeiffer" on twitter just to see what people are saying. It probably won't surprise you to hear that in the Off Years of her career, which are most years given how infrequently she works, it tends to be references to Grease 2, Scarface, and her iconic Catwoman with a light seasoning of other famous movies tossed into the mix.

Lately it's been mostly mother! and we're here for the web's enthusiasm about the RePfeiffal. I mean even RuPaul felt the need to chime in. We wish his prediction hadn't felt so quickly like wishful thinking (given the cold slap of audience response to the difficult movie) but it's not for lack of a great performance!

More Pfeiffer and a few random other topics after the jump like the Kingsman  franchise,
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Pamela Adlon on Directing Every Episode of Season 2 of Her Remarkable FX Series ‘Better Things’

Pamela Adlon on Directing Every Episode of Season 2 of Her Remarkable FX Series ‘Better Things’
On the coffee table in Pamela Adlon’s sunny Sherman Oaks office, within easy reach of her comfortable, blanket-strewn couch, is a book of photographs by Vivian Maier.

Maier, who worked as a nanny in Chicago for years, took the art world by storm when her work came to light a few years ago. Unknown before her death (her negatives were discovered after she died in 2009), she was keenly interested in all kinds of humans, from homeless people and children to shoppers and socialites. Her uncontrived images grab the viewer in part because they don’t traffic in sentimentality or cliché.

The same can be said for Adlon, creator of FX’s “Better Things,” which returns Sept. 14. After a critically acclaimed first season, she has gone full auteur. Not only did she serve as showrunner and star once again (earning an Emmy nomination for best actress in a comedy), but she also directed every episode of the
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The Fabulous Allan Carr Review

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Author: James Kleinmann

It’s rare that a producer’s name becomes as familiar to the public as the stars of the films he or she makes, but in the late 1970s and ’80s, Allan Carr was a regular talk show guest and caftan wearing celebrity in his own right. A new fast paced, fascinating documentary by Emmy winner Jeffrey Schwarz (‘I Am Divine’, ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’) follows the highs and lows of Carr’s colourful career featuring interviews with those who knew him best.

The Fabulous Allan Carr

Starting out in the entertainment industry as a talent booker for Hugh Hefner’s television show, Carr soon became a talent manager representing the likes of Ann-Margaret, Peter Sellers, Tony Curtis and Mama Cass Elliot. Following Carr’s legendary New York subway station premiere party for ‘Tommy’, he gained a reputation for being able to launch a movie with a splash.
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For Our Consideration: Grease 2 is actually way cooler than the original

Yesterday, comedian Michael Showalter posted a seemingly innocuous comment on Twitter:

Someone needs to write a think-piece about the phenomenon of younger generations preferring Grease 2 to the original.

Michael Showalter (@mshowalter) July 18, 2017

Perhaps to his own surprise, Showalter was almost immediately besieged by testimonials agreeing that, not only does Grease 2 hold up, it even surpasses the original. So here’s the think-piece he requested.

First, there’s the simple fact that many of us grew up with the 1982 sequel on a cable loop, often running more than the illustrious Grease. As a result, some of us know “Cool Rider” better than “Summer Nights.” But there’s another aspect that explains the sequel’s intense fandom: In the 1978 movie, idol-on-the-rise John Travolta plays the greaser Danny, while Australian pop singer Olivia Newton-John is the strait-laced Sandy. Theirs is a love story about trying to change ...
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Film Review: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’

Film Review: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’
A life lived very large — although his plus-size physicality would be the source of perpetual insecurity and eventual health woes — Allan Carr was both the quintessential Hollywood showman and an exception to most of its rules. His attraction to glamour and glitz was old-school, yet the camp edge he brought to it as a “flamboyantly” out gay man was often a bit much for staid industry mind-sets. His hits (big-screen “Grease,” the stage “La Cage aux Folles”) were record breakers, though some might argue his flops were even more unforgettable — one, the notorious 1989 Academy Awards ceremony he produced, stirring such intense backlash it abruptly ended his career.

Garishly colorful, packed with stars, legendary parties, and a wide streak of pathos, it’s a singular life story entertainingly recounted in “The Fabulous Allan Carr.” This latest documentary by Jeffery Schwarz isn’t as warts-and-all dishy an approach to that saga as the 2010 print tome “Party Animals,” by
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Soldado: Actor Matthew Modine Thinks Sicario Follow-Up Could Be As Good As Original

It’s no surprise that Hollywood loves its remakes, reboots, and sequels. We live in an era of filmmaking that truly epitomizes that ideology. Between every damn cinematic universe we currently have, it’s easy to see why they’ve grown so dependent on it, but those are films that lend themselves to franchises. Hollywood also has a bad habit of taking films that have no business in getting sequelized…and sequelizing them.

Look at films like Grease 2, Evan Almighty, Speed 2, and a healthy host of others, and you have to wonder just what some folks in the industry are thinking. Of course, sequels aren’t Always bad, but we’d be lying if we didn’t think each film had some inherent potential. This leads us into another film that we never thought would get a sequel.

Related: Taylor Sheridan Talks Soldado

Back in 2015, audiences saw the release of Sicario,
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Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down
This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July

Lou Ferrigno: Don’t we all want to believe that, even at age 65, the Incredible Hulk is invincible?
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The Link Down

It's impossible to keep up these days. So herewith a bunch of news we haven't covered and other enjoyable places to go on the web today...

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Baz Lurhmann has written a letter to fans about the cancellation of The Get Down, his Netflix series. My favorite bit because I like having him on the big screen in 2 hour doses:

All sorts of things have been thrown around for the future... even a stage show (can you imagine that? I can, concert version anyone? Next summer? Just saying.) But the simple truth is, I make movies. And the thing with movies is, that when you direct them, there can be nothing else in your life. Since The Get Down stopped, I have actually been spending the last few months preparing my new cinematic work...

Variety IFC is on a buying spree at Cannes, including Lars Von Trier's latest, a
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It's Rex Manning Day!

Chris here. We here at The Film Experience love celebrating cinematic anniversaries whether in or outside of a narrative, and today is one of my favorites: Rex Manning Day of 90s pop perfection Empire Records! Damn the man, save the Empire!

For the uniniated: April 8th marks the arrival of cheesy fictional 80s icon Rex Manning (Grease 2's Maxwell Caulfield) to the film's titular record store as it struggles to maintain its financial independence. So in that regard, today is for more than just appreciating the cult film, but all our independent outlets that give us our entertainment. And, ok, revisiting the film's crazy good soundtrack.

Despite that soundtrack being one of the most quintessential of the 90s (it's certainly the reason you'll remember Empire if you're not among its fanbase), the film was a bomb in release. However, it remains a light and carefree joy that gives fun actressing: the hippest Liv Tyler,
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March. That's a Wrap

The first quarter is done. Wheeee. We didn't escape the post-Oscar malaise that hits every year just after all that golden hoopla so we spent most of the month obsessing over Feud and Big Little Lies but hopefully we'll be roaring back to creative life in April. Here are a dozen highlights from March in case you missed any of them.

Grease 2 (1982) random thoughts on a bad movie we love

RuPaul's Drag Race goes Gaga

Three Billboards Frances McDormand slays in the trailer

The Glass Menagerie the classic reinvented, new Broadway run

Animated Tease will it be a rough year for Animated Features?

Interview: Melissa Leo on playing 'the most hated woman' 

Beauty & The Beast (1991) ranking the songs

Buffy's 20th Manuel's instagram project 

Three Fittings: The Pirate (1948) a hallucinatory musical

Interview: Celine Sciamma on her rich coming-of-age screenplays

The Furniture: The Love Witch (2016) a cohesive vision 

Barry Jenkins
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Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She “Cried Herself To Sleep” During Scarface Filming

Before Michelle Pfeiffer landed the part of Elvira, Tony Montana’s wife, in the movie Scarface she had just acted in Grease 2 which was a box office flop. It turns out that director Brian de Palma and star Al Pacino initially resisted auditioning her because of Grease 2. However producer Martin Bregman convinced the two to give her a shot and as you know, she not only nailed the role but became a total superstar afterwards. 34 years later Pfeiifer is being candid about her experience in Hollywood, why she’s been out of the spotlight so long, and what exactly

Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She “Cried Herself To Sleep” During Scarface Filming
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Thoughts I Had... While Rewatching "Grease 2"

Grease 2 gave me such writer's block in the Pfandom series because what to even focus on with such an event? I finally powered through but the focus naturally had to be on Lapfeiff's career. So, herewith a random collections of thoughts and observations from this viewing which I think was my 6th or 7th? The movie is terrible but I'm addicted to early Pfeiffer's lusty bravado in it, hence the multiple revisits.

(This is gif heavy so be warned...)

Dody Goodman & Eve Arden reprising their Grease roles as "Blanche & Miss McGee"

↑ But these are the faces you'll find me making every time I find myself watching it. Why Are You Doing This Again?!?!?
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Pfandom: Cool Rider and a Pink (Leading) Lady

on the set of Grease 2, her first lead roleP F A N D O M  

Michelle Pfeiffer Retrospective. Episode 8 

by Nathaniel R 

We've mostly focused on Michelle Pfeiffer's acting in our Pfandom retrospective. We're sure the star who has described herself as "extremely private" would like it that way, but this would be the appropriate time for a brief bit of personal context.

Though the young actress had been working nonstop since the late 70s in television roles and a few features, she'd been struggling offscreen. She was impatient with the way her career was developing. She'd also become involved with a cult, an experience she's always been cagey about in interviews. She had given them too much of her money and was eating strangely at their insistence. In 1981, she took back control of her life.

At the Grease 2 premiere in NYC with her new husband Peter Horton
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Beauty and the Box Office. Plus Iron Fist.

What did you see this weekend besides Emma Watson twirling in that yellow gown?   Disney spent $160 million making the movie and probably another huge chunk of millions promoting it but they were rewarded with stacks and stacks of gold. It nearly became the top grossing movie of the year (thus far) in a single weekend! 

Since I'd already seen the Disney musical, I spent the weekend with a revisit of Grease 2 (more on that soon) as well as some DVR catch up (I will miss you when you're gone Real O'Neals - especially you Martha Plimpton and Matt Oberg). And yes I also tried with Iron Fist but it became white noise in the background as it was too dull to focus sole attention on. Identity politics aside, Finn Jones + the script are the biggest problems as there is so much filler and the hero is the least likeable character on the show,
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