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Demi Moore Jokes Bruce Willis Got Cast in Pulp Fiction by Visiting 'Harvey Weinstein’s Hotel'

Demi Moore Jokes Bruce Willis Got Cast in Pulp Fiction by Visiting 'Harvey Weinstein’s Hotel'
Demi Moore made an eyebrow-raising joke about how her ex-husband Bruce Willis got cast in one of his career-defining roles.

While making a surprise appearance during the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, the 55-year-old actress joked that Willis only got cast in Pulp Fiction, which was produced by Harvey Weinstein, after visiting the producer’s hotel room.

“We were married almost 12 years, and that’s like 84 in Bruce Willis years,” she remarked, before adding that she “was there for some special moments — groundbreaking.”

“Bruce got his career-breaking moment in Pulp Fiction, and it seemed really odd at the time,
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Surprise! Demi Moore Hilariously Roasts Ex-Husband Bruce Willis About Diapers, Die Hard & More

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Surprise! Demi Moore Hilariously Roasts Ex-Husband Bruce Willis About Diapers, Die Hard & More
Demi Moore didn’t hold back when it came time to roast her ex-husband Bruce Willis!

Making a surprise appearance towards the end of the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, which was taped on Saturday at The Hollywood Palladium, the 55-year-old actress cracked jokes about their marriage, his skills as a parent and how he got one of his career-defining roles.

“For those of you that don’t know me, I am Demi Moore,” began the star, who was married to Willis for 12 years from 1987 to 2000. “I was married to Bruce for the first three Die Hard movies, which makes sense,
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Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis’ Comedy Central Roast

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Demi Moore Appears as Surprise Guest at Bruce Willis’ Comedy Central Roast
As the focus of this year’s Comedy Central Roast, Bruce Willis was hit with repeated jabs about his age, his marriage, his Planet Hollywood business venture, his side music career and his recent string of less-than-spectacular films — and most of them came from the surprise appearance of ex-wife Demi Moore.

Saying that she was “married to Bruce for the first three ‘Die Hard’ movies, which makes sense because the last two sucked,” Moore served as an impromptu roaster as she recounted memories of raising their three daughters, who were also in attendance, together.

“People wonder why our marriage came to an end, and in all honesty I think it was because some jealousy started to creep in. I think Bruce never really got over the fact that I rocked the bald look better than he did,” Moore joked. “After our divorce, he said he considered the end of our marriage his biggest failure,
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Film Review: ‘7 Splinters in Time’

Film Review: ‘7 Splinters in Time’
A time-traveler becomes fragmented in disastrous ways, and so too does the film itself, in “7 Splinters in Time,” edited to ribbons in a schizoid manner that likely only makes complete sense to its maker. Writer-director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s feature wears numerous influences on its sleeve, yet derivation isn’t the problem here; rather, it’s a scattershot structure that undercuts the cohesiveness (and effectiveness) of its story about a man haunted — and hunted — by doppelgangers. Despite some serviceable lo-fi effects, its limited theatrical run will no doubt be a brief one, followed by a more extended home-video residence alongside similar VOD-grade efforts.

The film commences with so many fast-forward montages of baffling sights and half-formed scenes that it’s initially difficult to get one’s bearings, although a partially clear through-line does materialize. Darius Lefaux (Edoardo Ballerini) is a faux-hardboiled detective in a nameless industrial future-noir city who rejoins
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Film Review: ‘7 Splinters in Time’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘7 Splinters in Time’
A time-traveler becomes fragmented in disastrous ways, and so too does the film itself, in “7 Splinters in Time,” edited to ribbons in a schizoid manner that likely only makes complete sense to its maker. Writer-director Gabriel Judet-Weinshel’s feature wears numerous influences on its sleeve, yet derivation isn’t the problem here; rather, it’s a scattershot structure that undercuts the cohesiveness (and effectiveness) of its story about a man haunted — and hunted — by doppelgangers. Despite some serviceable lo-fi effects, its limited theatrical run will no doubt be a brief one, followed by a more extended home-video residence alongside similar VOD-grade efforts.

The film commences with so many fast-forward montages of baffling sights and half-formed scenes that it’s initially difficult to get one’s bearings, although a partially clear through-line does materialize. Darius Lefaux (Edoardo Ballerini) is a faux-hardboiled detective in a nameless industrial future-noir city who rejoins
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Bruce Willis’ ‘Moonlighting’ Co-Star Cybill Shepherd Among His Comedy Central Roasters

  • The Wrap
Comedy Central has announced who will join Roast Master Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the upcoming roast of Bruce Willis.

Willis’ “Moonlighting” co-star Cybill Shepherd is among the roasters, as well as “Motherless Brooklyn” co-star Edward Norton. Kevin Pollak, Dom Irrera, Nikki Glaser, Lil Rey Howery and Jeff Ross will also take part.

Gordon-Levitt, who starred in “Looper” with Willis, said when he was announced as the emcee that he has “looked up to Bruce my whole life” — but that won’t stop him from “mercilessly making fun of him.”

Also Read: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Emcee Comedy Central's Bruce Willis Roast (Video)

“I was genuinely honored to work alongside him and, in essence, Play him when we made ‘Looper’ together,” he said at the time. “He has treated me with absolutely nothing but warmth and kindness. And so I look forward to mercilessly making fun of him on TV.”

Willis said when
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Emcee Bruce Willis Roast for Comedy Central

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Emcee Bruce Willis Roast for Comedy Central
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will serve as roast master for the “Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.”

“I’ve looked up to Bruce my whole life. I was genuinely honored to work alongside him and, in essence, Play him when we made ‘Looper’ together,” said Gordon-Levitt. “He has treated me with absolutely nothing but warmth and kindness. And so I look forward to mercilessly making fun of him on TV.”

The roast of Willis be recorded July 14 at the Hollywood Palladium, and will premiere July 29 on Comedy Central. Joel Gallen of Tenth Planet will executive produce the show, having previously served as executive producer and and director of roasts of Rob Lowe, Justin Bieber, James Franco, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, and William Shatner. Jordan Ellner is talent executive for the Willis roast. Christian McLaughlin serves as executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.

Other talent for the roast will be announced at a later date.
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Career Breakthroughs: Bruce Willis

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. Today we take a look at Bruce Willis.

Bruce Willis has made a name for himself as an action movie star, but he has performed in many different types of roles across nearly every genre. In addition to his prolific career in film, he has acted on stage and television. He is also a producer and signer, having released three solo albums. Altogether he has been featured in an acting or voiceover role in 88 feature films since 1980, which altogether have grossed more than $3 billion at the Us box office. He is currently the 9th highest grossing actor of all time in a leading role.

Bruce Willis is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the 5 films (so far) that have made up the Die Hard franchise.
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20 Best Heady Sci-Fi Films: Part 1

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we make our picks for the best cerebral science fiction films of all time. Here are picks #20 - 11.

The job of science fiction is to push boundaries. Indeed, the very description of science fiction suggests going a bit further than established fact. Science fiction is supposed to build on the known world around us. It is supposed to explore the unknown. When science fiction is at its best, this exploration is being fueled by our own human condition. The reason we are exploring outward is because there is an uncertainty inside. We feel incomplete in some regard, and the answers might be out there.

Science fiction films that can best communicate the relationship between the universe and our own minds tend to be the films that leave a lasting impression. This is my pick for the 20 films that do the best job of this.
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Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’

Emily Blunt movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘Into the Woods’
2018 is promising to be quite a year for Emily Blunt. The British actress has received some of the best reviews of her career for the film “A Quiet Place,” which is directed by and co-stars her real-life husband John Krasinski (“The Office”). As a pregnant wife who helps to lead her family to safety by trying to outwit alien creatures by not making a sound, Blunt offers a nearly silent performance with acting registering mostly with her face, a bold move that could result in awards attention later in the year.

See ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ trailer: Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda fly a kite [Watch]

And to top that off in December, Blunt will also play the title character in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” paired up with Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as her third go-round with on-screen nemesis Meryl Streep, with whom Blunt co-starred in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Into the Woods.
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Chris Fenton in Talks to Head Massive Saudi Arabia Film Initiative (Exclusive)

Chris Fenton, the former motion picture group president of Dmg, is in advanced talks to head Saudi Arabia’s nascent film initiative, Variety has learned.

The exact job title has yet to be determined and no deal has been set, but the post would be a plum one, giving Fenton influence in a country with vast economic resources and great potential for growth. Fenton would help manage a $10 billion fund for Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Culture. He would report to its chairman Ahmed Almaziad.

Saudi Arabia is a conservative country with many layers of bureaucracy, but it is also a rich nation with an appetite for Western culture. In many ways it is akin to China, a country that Fenton has deep ties to from his time at Dmg. That company was founded to produce entertainment content that would work with U.S. audiences and would attract consumers in the Middle Kingdom.
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Jeff Daniels movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ …

Jeff Daniels movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ …
Jeff Daniels hasn’t gotten his due at the Oscars, where he has never received a single nomination despite a career spanning almost 40 years. But the same is not true at the Emmys, which awarded him Best Drama Actor for playing news anchor Will McAvoy in “The Newsroom” in 2013. He’s got two chances to compete this year in the Best Movie/Mini Actor category, as an FBI investigator hunting Osama bin Laden in Hulu‘s “The Looming Tower” and a dangerous outlaw in Netflix‘s “Godless.” In honor of this double achievement, we’re taking a look back at some of his very best performances on the big screen. Tour through our photo gallery above of Daniels’s 15 greatest films, ranked from worst to best.

Despite being repeatedly snubbed at the Oscars, Daniels has contended at the Golden Globes multiple times for his film work. He received three nominations
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Bruce Willis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’

Bruce Willis movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Die Hard,’ ‘The Sixth Sense,’ ‘Pulp Fiction’
The latest Bruce Willis for 2018 is a remake of the Charles Bronson 1970s movie “Death Wish.” Willis has always been a box office success during his career and had occasional positive response from critics as well. Let’s take a look back at his greatest films in our photo gallery (view above) that ranks his top 15 performances from worst to best.

Willis grew up in New Jersey, but after appearing in a college production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” he dropped out and left for New York City to launch a professional acting career. He first became a famously flashy bartender in various clubs (think Tom Cruise in “Cocktail”), but found his big break years later understudying and later replacing Ed Harris in the acclaimed off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love.”

SEETop 20 Best Living Actors Who’ve Never Been Nominated for an Oscar
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Q&A: Co-Writer/Co-Director Alex Haughey on the Making of the New Sci-Fi Thriller Prodigy

With a shoestring budget, a small but dedicated crew, and an abandoned animal shelter to film in, co-directors Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal created their feature film debut, the sci-fi thriller Prodigy. Centered on a nine-year-old genius with some lethal psychic abilities to go along with her amazing intellect, Prodigy is out now on DVD and VOD platforms, and we caught up with Haughey for a new Q&A feature to discuss the journey to the film's home media release, including changing the main character from a boy to a girl during the casting process, making the transition from short films to a feature-length project, only having one take for a crucial glass-breaking scene, and much more.

For those unfamiliar with Prodigy, we have the official synopsis below, and you can read on for the full Q&A feature with Haughey and visit the film's website and iTunes page for more information.
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SXSW Film Review: ‘The Director and the Jedi’

SXSW Film Review: ‘The Director and the Jedi’
One can easily discern an informative and affecting documentary short — maybe 20 or 30 minutes long — embedded amid the ungainly sprawl that is “The Director and the Jedi,” a SXSW Film Festival world premiere offering set for wide release June 27 as a bonus behind-the-scenes feature on the home-video release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

As its title might indicate, the film works best whenever director Anthony Wonke narrows his focus to concentrate on the complex working relationship between Rian Johnson, the rising young filmmaker who dove into the deep end of the pool by accepting the challenge of writing and directing “Episode VIII” of the “Star Wars” franchise, and Mark Hamill, Aka Luke Skywalker, who remained a good soldier, despite serious misgivings, even after being told his iconic character would be a battlefield casualty in Johnson’s scenario.

Wonke also grabs attention — and tastefully plucks heartstrings — with interview snippets and on-set sequences devoted to Carrie Fisher,
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‘Darkest Hour’ Makeup Artist Left Retirement to Turn Gary Oldman Into Winston Churchill

‘Darkest Hour’ Makeup Artist Left Retirement to Turn Gary Oldman Into Winston Churchill
The Oscar buzz surrounding Gary Oldman’s turn as Winston Churchill has been deafening since “Darkest Hour” hit the festival circuit last August, and he’s already racked up the lion’s share of this season’s accolades.

But when Oldman first met with producers and director Joe Wright for the Focus Features movie, he was open about his concerns. “I said to them, ‘We’re not talking about the elephant in the room, which is that I don’t look anything like Churchill,’” Oldman recalls. “I don’t know how this is going to be done, but if there’s one man who has even a remote chance of pulling this off, that’s Kazuhiro Tsuji.”

Makeup artist Tsuji had established himself as something of a miracle worker, having transformed Jim Carrey into the Grinch and helped Joseph Gordon-Levitt resemble a young Bruce Willis in “Looper.” There was only one problem: Tsuji had been retired from the
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2018 Oscars: Kazuhiro Tsuji (‘Darkest Hour’), coaxed out of retirement by Gary Oldman, would be first Asian to win Best Makeup and Hairstyling

2018 Oscars: Kazuhiro Tsuji (‘Darkest Hour’), coaxed out of retirement by Gary Oldman, would be first Asian to win Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour” is as much of a lock to win the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar as it is to claim Best Actor. Those uncanny prosthetics to transform Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill didn’t create themselves, you know? If the film does take home Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Japanese makeup wizard Kazuhiro Tsuji, who was retired two years ago until Oldman came calling, would be the first Asian person to win the category.

A three-time nominee, Tsuji, who shares his nomination with David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick, is the only Asian makeup artist ever nominated in the category. He was previously up for “Click” (2006) and “Norbit” (2007), and won a BAFTA for “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000).

See Oscars 2018: Best Makeup and Hairstyling loves British icons from Queen Elizabeth to Margaret Thatcher to… Winston Churchill?

Tsuji, whose resume includes “Men in Black” (1997), “Planet of the Apes” (2001) and
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What We Know About Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Last Jedi Character, Slowen-Lo

Image Source: Getty / Alberto E. Rodriguez Minor spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below! We have to hand it to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - the movie really upped its game in terms of celebrity cameos this time around. There's one sequence in the film in particular that features a handful of eye-catching A-list characters, and it comes about halfway through The Last Jedi's two and a half hour runtime. Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong'o) instructs dynamic duo Finn (John Boyega) and Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) to find a master codebreaker (aka a "slicer") to help them take down one of the First Order's ships. When they finally do find the slicer in a Canto Bight casino, he's played by a mustachioed Justin Theroux. That same scene also features a small (and adorable) cameo from Carrie Fisher's dog, Gary Fisher, who's CGI'd to look like an alien.
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Edgar Wright Reveals His Last Jedi Cameo

Edgar Wright Reveals His Last Jedi Cameo
Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally hit theaters, one of the surprise cameos has just been revealed, with filmmaker Edgar Wright sharing a photo from the set with the director in full costume as a Resistance fighter. The filmmaker took to social media today to share his photo from the set that was taken last June, where he's seen alongside his big brother Oscar Wright and frequent collaborators Joe Cornish and Leo Thompson. Here's what the director had to say on Twitter earlier today, confirming when he shot this cameo.

"If you are looking for my cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi this is my grubby Resistance costume. With big brother Oscar, Joe Cornish & Leo Thompson. Shot this cameo on June 23rd, 2016. Thanks to @rianjohnson for making it happen."

Joe Cornish is best known for directing Attack the Block, and he also wrote the script for Ant-Man with Edgar Wright,
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How Rian Johnson and His ‘The Last Jedi’ Team Tackled the Massive Undertaking of a New ‘Star Wars’

For Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” writer-director Rian Johnson worked with an A-list lineup of behind-the-camera talent. On Dec. 15, the day the film opened to spectacular box office, Johnson spoke with Variety about the contributions of his colleagues: several were veterans of his three previous movies (“Brick,” “The Brothers Bloom” and “Looper”) and several are Oscar winners. Here, he salutes their creative contributions — don’t call them technicians! — and spoke about such advantages as building sets rather than creating locations in a computer.

Cinematographer, Steve Yedlin

I’ve known him since I was a freshman at USC and he was still a senior in high school; we both volunteered to work on a film at USC. He was running the camera department on the set. I was useless. He showed me how to load a film camera and he’s shot every film I’ve done since then.

Shot by shot,
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