Trading Places (1983)
STXFilms, on Wednesday, released the first trailer for dramedy “The Upside,” in which Hart plays an unemployed, down-on-his-luck man with a criminal record who goes to work as a caretaker for a wealthy paraplegic (Bryan Cranston).
The trailer for “The Upside” teases a tender and deep relationship between the unlikely pair, which is sure to pull at audiences’ heartstrings. Hart will offer some levity and comedy as well.
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STXFilms Chairman Adam Fogelson said in announcing the studio had acquired the film, that: “This is a hilariously funny and emotionally affecting film. It evokes elements of films
The film, starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston, and directed by Neil Burger, was one of the films acquired from TWC when Lantern Entertainment bought the studio out of bankruptcy back in May.
“The Upside,” a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Cranston), was an indie darling when it premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The conversation around it as been that of a potential awards contender, making this the second contender Stx has gone after following last year’s “Molly’s Game.”
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The film is a sweet spot acquisition for STXfilms fitting the studio’s core model
The pic which stars Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman world-premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival where it made its mark as a crowd pleaser. The pic follows a recently paroled ex-convict (Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Cranston
It’s a point that Curtis herself wouldn’t dispute as she reflects on her time playing the most frequent target of serial killer Michael Myers, saying the following recently:
I recognize that it will be my biggest contribution. Despite writing books for children, all of my advocacy, all of my politics, all of my own personal journey, my legacy will be Halloween.
Laurie Strode's Under Attack
A is for Alastair Sim. His performance in the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol still remains the definitive portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge.
B is for Bruce Willis. You can even get Die Hard festive jumpers now – ho-ho-ho.
C is for Channel 5. This lot love to start early with the Yuletide flicks; in fact I’m sure I saw one during August Bank Holiday.
D is for Disney. From Snow White to Frozen, they’ve made family entertainment into an art form, especially at this time of year..
E is for elves. Played by Dudley Moore and Will Ferrell amongst others, they’ve served Santa well over the years.
In 1978, Curtis made her film debut as resilient teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in Halloween. It’s a simple enough story: A young man, Michael Myers, kills his sister on Halloween in 1963 and is locked away in an institution. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he terrorizes and kills a group of teenagers one by one, until he’s stopped (or at least slowed down) by Laurie.
What makes Laurie iconic is the sense of realness Curtis imbues her with. It’s not just that she’s the typical example of the “final girl” horror movie trope, or even that she
Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.
Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.
100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
Over the last few years, the Royal Albert Hall has become the go-to venue for a remarkable array of film music concerts, be they live orchestra alongside viewings of a movie (such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, which I was lucky enough to catch last year), blending orchestral pieces with film related music concerts for franchises such as James Bond, or in this case a bevy of classic film score suites composed by the late, great Elmer Bernstein.
One of the signature film music composers of the 20th century, arguably able to stand on a podium with the John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith’s and James Horner’s of this world, Bernstein scored some of the most legendary pictures in Hollywood history, from The Ten Commandments through to Ghostbusters and beyond. Royal Albert Hall, in presenting a
In all honesty, it’s a pretty cool idea, but it can still feel a bit overwhelming to those who are looking for blockbusters that don’t necessarily feel the pressure to lead up to or connect with something else. I know what you’re thinking. “What does John Landis think of shared universes?” Oh, you weren’t? Well, regardless, speaking to the Irish Times, when asked about his thoughts on shared universes, he was quick to point out one thing.
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Paul Feig, who directed last summer’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, “will not be back on the Sony lot anytime soon,” actor and star of the original Dan Aykroyd told Britain’s Channel 4 on Sunday.
The director made several decisions that caused the movie to lose money, Aykroyd asserted on the “Sunday Brunch” show, adding that its struggles had nothing to do with the gender-inverted casting or the ensemble’s performances.
One of the main stars and a co-writer of the 1984 original, Aykroyd got an executive producer title on the reboot.
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Dan Akroyd also starred in Trading Places and was an original cast member on Saturday Night Live.
Ten years ago Netflix were a cool little company that would mail you DVDs every month, even providing a little envelope so you could return Casino Royale before they sent you Pan’s Labyrinth. If someone had told you that in 2017 they’d be making movies, and making movies so well that they would be debuting at the Cannes Film Festival you’d probably laugh. The again, if they told you that the reality TV show host who shaved Vince McMahon’s head at that year’s WrestleMania would be the Us President, you’d think they were insane.
Now of course, it’s hard to imagine the entertainment scene without Netflix and Amazon as producers as well as suppliers. People who used to talk about the “Bric” (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries emerging
The news first surfaced after Eddie Murphy's Twitter account posted a cryptic tweet that only read, "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of the Princess Imani character played by Vanessa Bell Calloway. After the actor's account was deleted, a report surfaced that claimed Coming to America 2 is in fact in the works,
Charlie Murphy, the former Chappelle's Show star and Eddie Murphy's older brother, has died, publicist Domenick Nati told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 57.
Murphy died from leukemia on Wednesday, said Nati.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”
Murphy became a household name through Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central skit show thanks to his amazing stories of interactions with other celebrities during the height of
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