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Nick Nolte Reflects on What Acting’s Meant for Him Ahead of Walk of Fame Honor

Nick Nolte Reflects on What Acting’s Meant for Him Ahead of Walk of Fame Honor
Nick Nolte lives in a treehouse in Malibu. It’s an actual house. In a tree. A tree runs through the bedroom. He built it on the property he owns, a rustic 2.5-acre lot on which there are several small houses and an organic fruit and vegetable garden and dogs and cats running around. And every morning the first thing Nolte does when he wakes up is reach out and put his hand on the tree. And he feels the tree’s pulse. And he says to himself, “This is so cool. It’s alive.”

Nolte, who is receiving a star Nov. 20 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, bought the property, within faint earshot of the Pacific Ocean, about 40 years ago, 10 years after he moved to L.A. to become a star. The semi-remote location (Kevin Dillon is a neighbor) is something that Nolte relishes; the fresh smell of dirt and grass, the cool shade
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Winter TCA: The People and Panels We Want to Hear From

Winter TCA: The People and Panels We Want to Hear From
If it’s January, it’s time for television industry insiders to convene in Pasadena, Calif.

The winter Television Critics Association press tour begins its annual two-week stand at the Langham Huntington Hotel Tuesday afternoon with presentations from Espn and indie cablers Ovation, Outdoor Channel and Up. Streaming, cable and broadcast are all slated for later in the schedule, hoping to make an impact with their dizzying lineup of A-list stars and showrunners.

In the Peak TV era, there’s entirely too much information to process amid a non-stop schedule of panels, interviews and parties. But here’s our best guess at the people we won’t want to miss during the cable portion of the tour this week.

Wednesday:

Alison Brie: With “Mad Men” and (likely) “Community” now in her rear-view mirror, Brie comes to TCA wearing a producer hat as part of the panel for TV Land’s comedy “Teachers,
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Experimental thinking by Anne-Katrin Titze

Experimenter director Michael Almereyda Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Michael Almereyda's thrilling Experimenter with Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley Milgram, Winona Ryder as his wife Sacha, Jim Gaffigan as the "Learner", "Teachers" including John Leguizamo and Tom Farrell, and Ned Eisenberg as social psychology pioneer Solomon Asch, is a storytelling experiment on its own.

Busy preparing his new film, starring Lois Smith and Jon Hamm, based on Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Marjorie Prime, Michael met me at a café in the East Village to discuss Experimenter with a quick glance back at Sam Shepard directing The Late Henry Moss in Almereyda's This So-Called Disaster (starring Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, Sheila Tousey and Cheech Marin), and a move forward to more Italo Calvino folktales.

Peter Sarsgaard as Stanley Milgram: "My admiration for him just deepened as I went."

Experimenter jumps straight into the obedience experiment, which over half a century later,
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Game of Thrones High Sparrow | Ginger Duty, Icy Jon Snow

Time to recap “High Sparrow”, tonight’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. It was a really good one and a lot happens, and throughout it all I could think of was mentors. Teachers. I think we all see the ramifications of what occurs when someone like Tywin Lannister dies. Alliances don’t seem as lucrative or trusted, and enemies become braver.

As with last week’s episode of Game of Thrones Arya leads off the episode, and we get the impression some time has passed with her doing menial tasks. I love me some Maise Williams as Arya and I understand the need to slow things down so we feel her ascension and change, but I hope this does not remain so stagnant and vague – the actors involved are too interesting for this. I feel the same about Tyrion and Varys this season, again, some of my favorite characters.
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Interview: Crispin Glover Brings ‘Big Slide Show’ to Chicago

Chicago – Nobody puts actor Crispin Hellion Glover in a corner. The eclectic and insightful performer is also a filmmaker, musician and author, and he brings all those elements to Chicago with the presentation of his “Big Slide Show” at the Patio Theater, 6008 Irving Park Road, on Friday, February 7th, 2014.

Crispin Hellion Glover was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. His father is actor Bruce Glover, who used the made-up middle name “Hellion” on his resume, and bestowed it for real upon his son. Glover’s first name was inspired by the “St. Crispin’s Day Speech” in the William Shakespeare play, “Henry V.” Glover was educated in progressive schools up through his secondary education, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1982.

Crispin Glover Presents His ‘Big Slide Show’ in Chicago

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

He began acting professionally at
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Actor Ronald Lee Hunter Dies at 70

Actor Ronald Lee Hunter Dies at 70
Stage and screen actor Ronald Hunter died December 3 from heart and kidney failure complications at Woodland Hills Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 70.

Over a career that spanned nearly five decades, he appeared on Broadway and regional stages, did episodic and serial television and essayed supporting roles in numerous feature films.

Hunter made his Broadway debut in a production of “Richard III” starring Al Pacino. Subsequently, he appeared with Pacino in the Broadway revival of “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel” and a Lincoln Center production of “Hamlet.”

His television credits include ABC medical series “The Lazarus Syndrome,” in which he co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr.; he also played Harvey Lacey in the original CBS made-for-tv movie “Cagney and Lacey” and appeared in PBS’ “Three Sovereigns for Sarah” opposite Vanessa Redgrave.

The actor guested on series including “The Golden Girls,” “Simon and Simon,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Knot’s Landing,
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Actor Ronald Lee Hunter Dies at 70

Actor Ronald Lee Hunter Dies at 70
Stage and screen actor Ronald Hunter died December 3 from heart and kidney failure complications at Woodland Hills Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 70.

Over a career that spanned nearly five decades, he appeared on Broadway and regional stages, did episodic and serial television and essayed supporting roles in numerous feature films.

Hunter made his Broadway debut in a production of “Richard III” starring Al Pacino. Subsequently, he appeared with Pacino in the Broadway revival of “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel” and a Lincoln Center production of “Hamlet.”

His television credits include ABC medical series “The Lazarus Syndrome,” in which he co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr.; he also played Harvey Lacey in the original CBS made-for-tv movie “Cagney and Lacey” and appeared in PBS’ “Three Sovereigns for Sarah” opposite Vanessa Redgrave.

The actor guested on series including “The Golden Girls,” “Simon and Simon,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Knot’s Landing,
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Fix Edukation Now: The Mashup

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Schools are closing, absentee rates are high and graduation rates are plummeting. Let's face it, folks, education in America is failing.

How do we know this? Because we watch a lot of news. We mean movies.

Here at NextMovie, we're usually all about making you forget about the harsh realities of the world in favor of providing entertainment as a diversion, but we couldn't resist involving ourselves in this vital issue, especially in light of this Friday's new release on the subject, "Won't Back Down," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.

Please enjoy the public service announcement above, and pass it on. The children are counting on you.

Movies Included (Click to Stream or Buy):

High School High | Freedom Writers | World's Greatest Dad | Never Been kissed | Clueless | Stand and Deliver| Teachers| Summer School | Lean on Me | Dead Poet's Society | Teen Wolf | Not Another Teen Movie | Donnie Darko | Fast Times At Ridgemont High
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CBS To Do Music Special For Teachers

Carrie Underwood and Josh Groban topline Teachers Rock, an hourlong music special that will broadcast from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday, August 18 on CBS. It will be taped August 14. Performing alongside Underwood and Groban will be country artist Dierks Bentley and pop group Fun. Teachers Rock, which honors America’s educators, will feature personal recollections from musicians Dave Grohl, Usher, Adam Levine and James Valentine and by actors including Meryl Streep, LL Cool J, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pauley Perrette, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Morrison and Miranda Cosgrove, among others. The special is sponsored by Walmart and Walden Media’s upcoming feature film Won’t Back Down.
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Photo Blast From The Past: Judd Hirsch!

Today, we bring you Judd Hirsch circa 1985. For his performance in Taxi, in 1981 and again in 1983, Judd Hirsch won the Emmy Award for Lead Actor In a Comedy Series. Hirsch went on to play the title character on the modestly successful sitcom Dear John and in 1989 won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series in a Comedy or Musical for this role. He later teamed with Bob Newhart in the short-lived comedy George and Leo. He had also previously starred for one season in the series Delvecchio, playing a police detective 19761977.In film, Hirsch received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the drama film Ordinary People 1980. Other films in the 1980s include the 1983 drama Without a Trace, the 1984 dramedies Teachers and The Goodbye People, and the 1988 drama Running on Empty directed by Sidney Lumet and co-starring River Phoenix.
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Exclusive: Jake Kasdan Talks Bad Teacher Blu-ray

Exclusive: Jake Kasdan Talks Bad Teacher Blu-ray
Jake Kasan directs Cameron Diaz in the hilarious comedy Bad Teacher, in stores this week

Bad Teacher Blu-ray + DVD combo pack, Blu-ray, and DVD are available in stores now. Jake Kasdan directs this hilarious hit comedy starring Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth, a drunk and disorderly educator hoping to land the sugar daddy of her dreams.

We recently caught up with Jake Kasdan to chat about this release, wet spots, and his hit series New Girl. Check out our conversation below.

Out of all the teacher movies made in the past couple of decades, Bad Teacher reminds me most of 1984's Teachers, with Nick Nolte. Why was that left off Elizabeth's personal collection of Educator-based VHS tapes that she uses for her curriculum?

Jake Kasdan: Part of it was...We wanted to look at the most ridiculous things she could be showing in class. Which is a slightly different criteria.
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THR's List of 25 Best Film Schools

I know that many of you who read GeekTyrant are interested in becoming future filmmakers, which is awesome! It should come as no surprise to you that since I run a movie blog that I too would like to get into the business of making movies.

The Hollywood Reporter has come up with their list of 25 best film schools with basic details for each one. For those of you wanting to study the art of filmmaking, and wondering what the best schools for this are then this list should come in handy. Check out the full list below, and tell us what you think!

1. American Film Institute

Among the most selective film schools in America, AFI's Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies in Los Angeles offers a two-year conservatory program where students specialize in fields including directing, producing and writing, often coming to the institute after working in the
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A Tribute to “Three Lennys” – Bernstein, Cohen and Bruce & more as this year’s Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The annal Toronto Jewish Film Festival in Toronto kicks off May 7 with 118 films from 21 countries, including 1 world premiere, 1 international premiere, 3 North American premieres, 34 Canadian Premieres, 7 free programmes and 1 World Class Film Festival. The festival runs until the 15 of May and will also feature a tribute to “Three Lennys” – Bernstein, Cohen and Bruce – with special guests Alexander Bernstein and Kitty Bruce; and with Offerings From Eytan Fox, Lou Reed, Claude Lanzmann, Dani Levy, Tony Palmer. Also the festival will screen China’s First Animated Film To Deal With The Holocaust.

Here is the official press release:

One of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, Tjff returns May 7 and runs through May 15, with films from 21 countries that reflect aspects of Jewish identity and diversity with universal themes. This year’s Tjff features 118 films from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia,
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The Alamo Guide for April 9th!

The Alamo Guide

for April 8th, 2010

You guys, this weekend is Bonkers! We have packed it full of fun, I don’t know how you’re gonna schedule all this fun! The Indiana Jones Trilogy (yes, trilogy) Feast is 100% sold out at this point, so if you’re going to that, your Sunday is already tied up! If not, however, one of our favorite cult actresses, Susan Tyrrell is returning to the Alamo after she was here last at our Colorado St. closing night festivities! Susu will be in attendance at the screening of Forbidden Zone and then moving over to The Highball where her artwork, Susan Tyrrell’S Eyesores will be displayed and The Octopus Project will be dropping some amazing music! An event not to be missed for sure. But! If you just can’t bear to drive to S. Lamar, and would really rather be downtown, we
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The Alamo Guide for March 25th

The Alamo Guide for March 25th, 2010

We Are Back In Action! SXSW is over for another year, and we are jam packed with Super Fun Times! For reals. We’ve got new release films out the wazoo, and a full week of specialty programming.First off, for all you hot tub enthusiasts, the most ridiculous (or genius?) time travel film to date opens Friday at the Ritz. That’s right, folks, it’s a Hot Tub Time Machine. If you’re more of a genre type of guy or gal, check out Mother, the newest thriller from the director of The Host! If you never saw The Host, go rent that, and Then you’ll really want to see Mother! We’ve also got Greenberg at S. Lamar starting Friday for all you thirty-somethings in an existential crisis… or for those that just want to see Ben Stiller in an existential crisis.
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Exclusive: Crispin Glover Discusses It Is Mine and Other Future Projects

The eccentric yet beloved actor discusses his distinguished and bizarre career as well as his passion for self-financing and directing his own movies Actor Crispin Glover is by far one of the most interesting, multi-talented, controversial, polarizing and fascinating actors of his generation. He began his career with high profile roles in films like My Tutor and Teachers but it was his turn as George McFly in Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future that shot him to stardom. He followed that up with one great performance after another in classic films like At Close Range, River's Edge, Wild At Heart, The Doors and What's Eating Gilbert Grape. However the actor's career took a surreal turn in the mid-'80s to early '90s when he sued the producers of Back To The Future for replacing him in the sequels with a combination of old footage from the first film
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The Alamo Guide for March 18th

The Alamo Guide

for March 18th, 2010 While SXSW is slowly filtering out of our theaters and instead, flooding the music venues and rent-a-bars that pop up around town, we are beginning to resume a state of normality. We have a few new releases this weekend (The Runaways – with the director live in person – and The Bounty Hunter) and we’re also back with our special programming!Master Pancake is doing One Final Weekend of Goldfinger before they turn their attention to Mr. Gibson in Braveheart. We were all very saddened to hear we lost a Corey, so we decided to put up a couple Lost Boys Tribute Shows this week (my vote was for Prayer Of The Rollerboys, but I’ll just watch that at home!). Also, if you got shut out of SXSW this year by lack of money or other reasons, we’ve chosen a few of our
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The Alamo Guide for March 4th

The Alamo Guide

for March 4th, 2010

Ah March… the sun is shining, the trees are greening and people from all over the world are about to invade our fair city for SXSW and give us their money. You gotta love the few weeks of spring we get in Texas. Pretty soon it’s going to be hot as balls. Sure, it’ll drop down to 35 probably at some point, but worry not, it’ll be 80 the next day.If you haven’t been into the theater since last week, we put our new Spring Menu Specials up! They are crazy tasty, and come highly recommended from everyone at Alamo HQ. Some of those specials are for the big opener this weekend, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland In 3D! I’ve loved Tim Burton for years, and I love Alamo feasts, so you can find me at the Alice Five-course Feast next Wednesday.
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The Alamo Guide for February 26th!

The Alamo Guide

for February 26th, 2010

I’ve got to stop bitching about the weather. Last week I praised February, and then yesterday it snowed. Snowed. Whatevs. I’m over it.We were surprised earlier this week when we found out we’d be getting Roman Polanski’s newest thriller early than expected! The Ghost Writer opens Friday at S. Lamar and has Ewan McGregor’s dreamy face all over it, with Pierce Brosnan trying to kill that dreamy face. I think. I haven’t seen it yet! Cop Out also opens this weekend, and if you love 30 Rock as much as I do, you’ll probably go see it just for Tracy Morgan! Also, the red band trailer makes me giggle A Lot. Speaking of giggling inappropriately, it’s time for the return of Spike And Mike’S Sick And Twisted Festival Of Animation! Longest title ever! Grossest cartoons ever!
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