Wildcats (1986) - News Poster

(1986)

News

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Wildcats”

Wildcats is the story of a woman that wants to show that she has what it takes to coach high school football. When the guys see their new coach however they’re bound and determined to show her just how things work and attempt to get her to quit. Despite the hardships and drawbacks of taking on a coaching position that’s usually reserved for a man she eventually wins them over and shows them that a woman can do just as good of a job as a coach as anyone can. The film has been largely forgotten by a lot of

10 Things You Didn’t Know about the Movie “Wildcats
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Competition: Win a sci-fi horror DVD bundle with ‘Final Recall’

To celebrate the home entertainment release of Final Recall, available on Digital HD 14th August, and DVD & Blu-ray 21st August, we have a DVD bundle up for grabs containing Final Recall, Predestination, Extraterrestrial, Kill Command, Robot Overlords, Inanimate, and The Void, courtesy of Signature Entertainment!

Action superstar Wesley Snipes, in his first leading role since 2012’s cult hit Gallowwalkers, returns to the screen as The Hunter, a character as memorable as his iconic title role in the Blade films. Here, Snipes has a hell of good time as a no-nonsense survivalist trying to stop aliens from taking over planet Earth, and attempting to convince a cabin full of teens what is at stake – basically, the end of humanity.

Featuring genuinely creepy creatures and dazzling effects, flying saucers, alien abductions, attractive young actors being picked off one by one, and Snipes charging around the woods in army gear, with a pump-action shotgun,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Underrated Boxing Movie You Should See: “Streets of Gold”

During the 80s when you think of boxing movies you’ll always think of the Rocky franchise. But there was one boxing movie in 1986 that featured a young Wesley Snipes in only his second featured film (first one was Wildcats) called Streets of Gold. The movie stars Klaus Maria Brandauer, the Oscar winner from “Out Of Africa,” as an alcoholic former boxing champion from Russia, a Jew who was the greatest Soviet fighter of his generation but who wasn’t allowed to fight outside Russia because of his religion. Now we meet him 10 years later, stumbling through the gutters of

Underrated Boxing Movie You Should See: “Streets of Gold
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Watch Reese Witherspoon’s Emotional Speech About Goldie Hawn at Walk of Fame Ceremony

Watch Reese Witherspoon’s Emotional Speech About Goldie Hawn at Walk of Fame Ceremony
“The first time I ever fell in love with a movie star, it was Goldie Hawn,” said Reese Witherspoon, speaking from behind a (quite literally) star-studded podium along the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

Witherspoon was one of three speakers (along with Kate Hudson and director Quentin Tarantino) at Hawn’s and Kurt Russell’s ceremony commemorating the couple’s Walk of Fame stars. “Oh my gosh, I’m going to try not to cry,” Witherspoon continued, choking up during her speech.

After taking a moment to collect herself, Witherspoon continued to profess her admiration for Hawn. She described a time in 1986 when her father had taken her to see “Wildcats,” the feel-good sports comedy film starring Hawn as a sunshine-y high school track coach who quits her job to coach a football team across town.

Related

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn Appreciate Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

So,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

Reese Witherspoon Delivers Touching Tribute at 'Idol' Goldie Hawn's Walk of Fame Ceremony With Kurt Russell

Reese Witherspoon Delivers Touching Tribute at 'Idol' Goldie Hawn's Walk of Fame Ceremony With Kurt Russell
Reese Witherspoon is Goldie Hawn's "biggest fan."

The 41-year-old actress delivered a touching tribute at Hawn and longtime partner Kurt Russell's joint Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Thursday.

Exclusive: Goldie Hawn Tears Up Watching Flashback Footage From 'Overboard' 30 Years Ago

"Ok, first of all, I just don't know where to begin with the amount of excitement I have had since 6:30 this morning. I had to go down and make an 'I love Goldie' button because I am literally her biggest fan. Really, I mean it," Witherspoon began her speech. "I mean, if you don't believe me, my very first email address was overboard@aol.com. Ok? That's how much I loved these two people."

"Second of all, I can't believe Goldie actually texted me about a month ago and asked me to be here. [It's a] huge honor, and I hope it's not weird that I printed out a text and I framed
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

11 Facts About White Men Can’t Jump

11 Facts About White Men Can’t Jump
With the news that White Men Can’t Jump will be … can’t jumping back into theaters courtesy of Kenya Barris, who created ABC’s hit Black-ish, we thought it would be a good opportunity to revisit some facts about the original 1992 film, starring future True Detective Woody Harrelson and future vampire hunter Wesley Snipes.

The film’s leads were almost Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves

Washington turned the film down to do Malcolm X, and despite demonstrating his athleticism later in The Matrix, Reeves was apparently so uncoordinated on the court that he “almost broke my neck going up for a layup,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Films of 1986; Aliens Hits The 30 Year Mark

“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”

Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.

Subscribe to Fox Movies and follow on https://www.facebook.com/AlienAnthology so you don’t miss this exclusive live event.

The terror continues in James Cameron
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Jan Hooks, 'Saturday Night Live' Veteran, Dies At Age 57

Jan Hooks, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, died on Thursday in New York. She was 57.

Jan Hooks Dies

Hooks' death was confirmed by her representative Lisa Lieberman to CNN. She had apparently been suffering from a serious illness.

Hooks is best known for her stint on Saturday Night Live, which ran from 1986-1991. On the sketch show, Hooks took on a number of notable impersonations, including Hillary Clinton, Kathy Lee Gifford, Bette Davis and Jodie Foster. Her most memorable role on the show, however, was probably as Candy Sweeney, one half of the popular Sweeney Sisters with Nora Dunn.

Back in 1980, Hooks, a native of Georgia, got her start on The Bill Tush Show and later landed a role on TV series Not Necessarily the News. She went on to appear in features Wildcats, Funland and Batman Returns and star in Designing Women as Carlene Frazier Dobber.

Following her run on SNL,
See full article at Uinterview »

Jan Hooks, 'SNL' Star, Dead at 57

Jan Hooks, 'SNL' Star, Dead at 57
Actress and comedian Jan Hooks, who was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1986 to 1991 and who appeared on Designing Women, died on the morning of October 9th, according to TMZ. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. She was 57.

Hooks is best remembered for her impressions of Nancy Reagan, Ivana Trump, Sinéad O'Connor and the heavily mascaraed wife of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker. She was also known for her own character, Candy Sweeney – one half of the lounge singers the Sweeney Sisters. "That show changed my life,
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Former 'SNL' Star Jan Hooks Passes Away at Age 57

Former 'SNL' Star Jan Hooks Passes Away at Age 57
Former Saturday Night Live star Jan Hooks passed away earlier today in New York City, at the age of 57. While no cause of death was given, TMZ sources say the actress was suffering from a serious illness.

After coming up through the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings, Jan Hooks appeared in the TV series Not Necessarily the News and had film roles in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Wildcats, before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1986.

The actress starred alongside some of SNL's biggest and brightest stars, such as Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon and Dennis Miller as a part of the main cast between 1986 and 1991.

She also came back for a number of appearances in 1993 and 1994, where she played First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton alongside Phil Hartman as President Bill Clinton. She was best known for the Sweeney Sisters sketch alongside Nora Dunn,
See full article at MovieWeb »

9 greatest American football movies: Waterboy to Friday Night Lights

9 greatest American football movies: Waterboy to Friday Night Lights
The 2014/2015 NFL season is well under way, with some teams already looking like genuine Super Bowl contenders and others looking so bad they seem to be playing a different sport entirely.

With the time difference between the UK and Us meaning that most games don't kick-off until the evening hours over here, there's plenty of time to kill on Sundays waiting for the matches to start. Digital Spy picks out nine American football-based movies to pass the time on Sundays and get in the mood for the real thing...

1. Friday Night Lights (2004)

Based on the book of the same name (the TV series came later), Friday Night Lights tells the story of a high school American football outfit struggling to be the best they can be under the extreme pressure of expectation placed on them by the small Texan community they represent.

Each of the kids in the team dreams
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – February 11th 2014

  • HeyUGuys
Remember last year when through its Amazon overlords Lovefilm put several pilots online including the pretty good failed Zombieland pilot? Well, they are at it again with ten new pilots, none of which have committed to series yet but with which the lucky few will go to one of those full season exclusive type deals that Netflix do so well.

I don’t know about you but I kind of wish they would just commit to something right out the gate and take the risks, its paid off for Netflix so far and Amazon are attracting some major talent to their stable too.

The pilots include; Bosch a detective show based on a Michael Connelly book series and starring the great Titus Welliver, Kids shows Wishenproof, Hardboiled Eggheads, The JoB and Graff Show and Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street. We also have comedy from The Rebels; a kind of
See full article at HeyUGuys »

Woody Harrelson's 9 Woodiest Roles

Environmentalist. Cannabis spokesperson. Playwright. Vegan. Cannabis enjoyer. Woody Harrelson is a complex individual and a multifaceted presence on screen, his roles running the range of clean-cut cowboy to cold-blooded killer. But no matter who he's playing there always seems to be a lingering essence of the real Woody, and that's why he rules.

This week sees the former TV star getting "Cheers" for his role as a stage-magician-cum-bank-robber in "Now You See Me" and this November he'll reprise the part of Haymitch Abernathy in his first-ever sequel, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." We're stoking the fires of Woody worship as we pay tribute to our favorite High Times cover boy with nine of his quintessential roles.

9. 'A Scanner Darkly' (2006)

There's no denying the essential Woodiness of stoner dude Ernie Luckman in Richard Linklater's rotoscope animated take on one of Philip K. Dick's most grounded and personal novels.
See full article at NextMovie »

Top 35 Favorite Football Movies

The fans are in the seats, the fields have been lined in white and the players are ready for some football action. Can’t you smell it in the air? The early days of Fall are here and we’re in the thick of the hallowed football time of year – high school, college and NFL. Wamg is counting down our 35 favorite football films you need to see before the kickoff of pigskin season. It’s never too early or too late to talk the sport loved by fans everywhere. Many of these true stories can be found on DVD, Blu-ray and Video On Demand. Let us know in the comments section below how you would have ranked your favorite football movies or if we left any on the sidelines.

1. Rudy

“You’re 5 foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’, and you have barely a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Thoughts on... High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

High School Musical 3: Senior Year, 2008.

Directed by Kenny Ortega.

Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu and Olesya Rulin.

Synopsis:

The Wildcats of East High School are now seniors and with graduation fast approaching they have to make some serious decisions about their future.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year was a success story before even gracing cinema screens. Whereas most film franchises start off strong before slowly sliding into straight-to-dvd mediocrity, this Disney produced series of films initially started as two made-for-tv movies. The overwhelming success of High School Musical ensured a much deserved sequel, High School Musical 2, and although this sequel couldn't quite live up to the original it turned enough of a profit for the powers that be to grant High School Musical 3: Senior Year a theatrical release. With a much bigger budget, the Wildcats of East High School are back for one last hurrah.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

LL Cool J's Journey From 'Krush Groove' To The Grammys

LL Cool J will become the second hip-hop artist to host the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

By Rob Markman

LL Cool J in the mid-1980s

Photo: Paul Natkin/ WireImage

Box. All it took was a simple three-letter word to jumpstart the illustrious career of a hip-hop legend. LL Cool J was unknown when he made a cameo in the 1985 film "Krush Groove" but it wouldn't be long before the rap world began buzzing about the 16-year old boy in the baby-blue Kangol.

In the flick, which was based off the formative years of seminal hip-hop record label Def Jam, LL walked into an office to showcase his talents for label brass and top talent Run-dmc. After he was denied an audition, the Hollis, Queens Mc simply said, "Box," signaling his entourage to cue the oversized boombox and start the music. It was then that LL began rapping his debut
See full article at MTV Music News »

Talkin' Trilogies - Issue #4 - The "High School Musical" Trilogy

Luke Owen charts the 'High School Musical' trilogy...

No wait! Come back!

Alright, so this may hardly be “one of the greatest trilogies of all time”, however I once again refer to my original post and my rules:

1. It has to be a trilogy

And like it or not, this is a trilogy of films.

Now, don’t think that I am reviewing this series of films to bad mouth them. Quite the contrary in fact, I actually like these films. And with this issue of Talkin’ Trilogies, I hope to show you why.

So, let us take a trip back to 2006 where the Disney Channel was getting ready to premiere a film that, unbeknownst to them, was going to take over the world.

High School Musical (Ortega, 2006)

When unknown writer Peter Barsocchini wrote the screenplay for High School Musical, I’m sure he had no idea what
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Glee Review: "A Night of Neglect"

  • TVfanatic
I was feeling a little neglected having waited for what felt like an eternity for this new episode, but "A Night of Neglect" turned into an evening of ecstasy.

We were introduced to the Brainiacs and their clever ode to Nerdom handshake. With the cost of their trip to Detroit added to the Glee Club's fundraising goal, Will postured like the Nino Brown of salt water taffy. Not since Nipsey Russell tried to sell the last of the peanut brittle to buy new uniforms for the Central High Wildcats had I seen a more pathetic idea.

Luckily the notion of a benefit concert was born and with it an amazing display of the many talented members of New Directions. 

Before the singing started though, we learned Brittany had a quirky knack for obscure trivia. She ripped through those Cat Diseases like Rosie Perez named foods that start with the letter
See full article at TVfanatic »

Gloria Stuart: 1910 - 2010

  • IMDb News
Gloria Stuart: 1910 - 2010
Gloria Stuart, the elegant actress who found fame late in her seven decade Hollywood career when she earned an Oscar nomination for her role as the elderly Rose in 1997's Titanic, passed away on Sunday in her West Los Angeles home. She was 100 years old.

Born Gloria Frances Stewart on July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica, California, she grew up in southern California and attended Santa Monica High School and the University of California at Berkeley, where she first became interested in acting. After dropping out of college and marrying Blair Gordon Newell in 1930, she continued to explore acting in productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. Hollywood studios began to take notice of the petite blonde actress, and she soon signed a contract with Universal Studios, but not before changing her surname from "Stewart" to "Stuart" as she believed it would look better on a theater marquee.

Her first appearance at Universal was in 1932's Street of Women, the same year in which she was named one of WAMPAS Baby Stars (young women the industry believed had the most potential for movie stardom.) She appeared in varied roles assigned to her by the studio, but it was her new friendship with director James Whale that led to her most memorable roles from this era, in the horror/thrillers The Old Dark House, Kiss Before the Mirror and The Invisible Man. Underutilized at Universal, she moved on to Warner Brothers, where she would work regularly through the end of the decade, with notable movies including Gold Diggers of 1935 and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.

In 1934, she divorced Blair Gordon Newell, and in the same year married screenwriter Arthur Sheekman, who wrote movies for the Marx Brothers. It was at dinner one evening with Harpo and Groucho Marx that Ms. Stuart learned about a new group that they and other actors were forming - the Screen Actors Guild. She believed actors needed protection from working too many long hours and joined their cause, becoming one of SAG's founding members. In 1935, Gloria and Arthur welcomed a daughter, Sylvia, and in 1939 the family left on a tour around the world, only returning home to California when World War II began. It was during this time in Europe that Ms. Stuart became interested in art, and in the years that her acting career waned she focused instead on creating furniture, decoupage, painting and eventually fine art printing.

Ms. Stuart retired from acting in 1946, and remained so until 1975, when she resumed her career with a role in the TV movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden. After the death of her husband Arthur in 1978, she appeared in a variety of roles through the remained of the 1970s and 1980s, including "Murder, She Wrote", "The Waltons", My Favorite Year, Mass Appeal, and Wildcats.

It was her role in James Cameron's 1997 epic Titanic, however, that gained her massive stardom, with her portrayal of the 101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater remembering the final hours of the Titanic as intertwined with meeting her first love, captured the public's imagination and affection. Her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. At the age of 87, the nomination - her first - made her the oldest person ever nominated for an Oscar. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000, and detailed her more than 70 years in the film industry in her biography "I Just Kept Hoping". Her work in Titanic was followed by a steady stream of roles in TV and film, most notably two films with director Wim Wenders: The Million Dollar Hotel in 2000, and Land of Plenty in 2004.

This Week in Comics

Another week, another This Week in Comics, where we bring you a breakdown of some of the comics that are out to buy, or just read off the shelf, in your local comic store each and every week. And don’t forget to check out Pull List feature every fortnight where we take a closer look at some of the comics worth buying, and some not.

Note: Not all of these titles will actually arrive in all stores due to shipping and fulfillment issues, etc.

Gn = Graphic Novel; Hc = HardCover; Tp = Trade Paperback

12 Gauge Comics

Boondock Saints In Nomine Patris #1 (of 2)

Archaia Entertainment

Fraggle Rock #2 (of 4)(Jake Myler Cover)

Fraggle Rock #2 (of 4)(Neil Kleid Cover)

Okko Cycle Of Air #2 (of 4)

Secret History Book 9

Archie Comics

Archie #609

Betty & Veronica Double Digest #181

Aspen

Fathom Blue Descent #0 (Cover A Scott Clark)

Fathom Blue Descent #0 (Cover B Joe Benitez)

Fathom Blue Descent #0 (Cover C
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites