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Helena Bonham Carter & Dominic West To Portray Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton In New BBC Biopic

February 13th, 2013 No comments

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For those who were disappointed in the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick starring Lindsay Lohan which is just about everyone, including Lindsay Lohan, there is hope.

Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West are set to play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a biopic for the BBC. The film will tell the story of the tempestuous couple’s experience working together on a Broadway production of Noel Coward‘s Private Lives in 1983 after they had, at that point, already divorced twice. Read more…

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STREAM WATCH: Leap Of Faith

January 13th, 2013 No comments

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Stream Watch: The magical place where random movies are discovered and revisited.

Today’s pick: Leap of Faith, a 1992 drama starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger and Liam Neeson. Martin plays Jonas Nightengale, a flimflam salesman, as the Amazing Randi would say, who tours the country with his traveling show of religious miracles. Things take a dramatic turn, however, when his bus breaks down in a small, rural Texas town (even 20 years ago this cliche was old) and the kindly townsfolk move him in unexpected ways. Read more…

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If ‘Grease’ Had Been Made As A Mexican Telenovela This Is What It Would Have Looked Like

May 12th, 2012 No comments

Thanks to the band Punto Quatro and the album cover for their 1978 Spanish language version of the Grease soundtrack, we have the above striking visual, which looks like it could be from an alternate reality in which the late 70s Hollywood blockbuster was instead a cheap Mexican telenovela. If that had been the case, I may have been spared being forced to listen to “Summer Nights” at an ear splitting decibel level at every school dance from 6th to 9th grade. Just hearing the first few bars alone is enough to send me back to those hilariously awkward events. Read more…

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Miley Hearts Haiti

October 11th, 2011 No comments

If a celebrity does a good deed and no one photographs it, did the deed even exist? Miley Cyrus took a break from her current tour to visit Haiti and help distribute hearing aids to its citizens (you’d think Floridians would have more of a demand for those). Taking to her Twitter, she wrote:

That’s a little boy named Emanuel 🙂 we fit him w hearing aids… I’ve never seen a smile like his! I can’t wait to go back.

For her next photo op, that is! Seeing celebrities take time out of their busy schedules to further promote themselves always brings tears to my eyes.

 

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Madonna’s Brother Tells Lady Gaga “To Fire Her Entire Creative Team” Over Latest Single’s Similarities To ‘Express Yourself’

February 14th, 2011 No comments

Pop music is full of sound a like songs and in some cases  the similarities have even led to legal disputes.  In 1971, George Harrison was forced to give away most of the royalties for his song, “My Sweet Lord” when a U.S. Federal court ruled that it bore too much of a resemblance to  The Chiffons‘ “He’s So Fine”. Now Lady Gaga‘s newest single, “Born This Way,” a club ready disco hit that is sure to top the charts before the successful pop star releases a new album in May, and which the singer performed at last night’s Grammy ceremonies, is being singled out for its similarities to Madonna‘s 1989 classic “Express Yourself”. Madonna has yet to respond to the release of the song, but her brother Christopher hasn’t wasted any time voicing his opinion to the press. Madonna’s sibling said that he noticed the similarities immediately:

I was like, Express Yourself, wow. It’s not like it’s a direct copy, but it is more that song than any other song I’ve ever heard. I think when you have one major inspiration like my sister, which I think Lady Gaga uses as her major inspiration, that this kind of thing is bound to happen. Read more…

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‘Bearanormal Activity’ : A Beary Hairy Parody

January 18th, 2011 No comments

Travis and Julie, an average Midwestern couple, recently moved into a seemingly peaceful new apartment. Unfortunately for them, a “beary” scary entity already resides there — and it’s growling for some action! The full movie is available at bearanormalactivity.com.

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Chilean Miner, Edison Peña Belts Out ‘Suspicious Minds’ On David Letterman

November 5th, 2010 No comments

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Sean Young Lacing Up For Her Reality TV Comeback

November 3rd, 2010 No comments

Except in rare examples like Meryl Streep, Hollywood doesn’t usually allow for actresses over 40 to enjoy a second act to their careers. In the case of Sean Young, whose reputation as an eccentric showbiz castaway is as entrenched in the Tinseltown firmament as the Hollywood sign, being over 40 is only the first in a long line of obstacles. Young, who was last heard from when she heckled The Diving Bell and the Butterfly director Julian Schnabel at the Director’s Guild Awards in 2008, told Entertainment Weekly in 2007:

I’m a come back waiting to happen.

It looks like the quirky actress will finally be making a comeback, albeit on reality television. She announced to the magazine that she will be appearing on the first season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars spin-off Skating with the Stars. Read more…

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Never Say Never: 1997 Sundance Sensation ‘Colin Fitz Lives!’ Finally Getting Released After 13 Years

August 5th, 2010 No comments

For most independent filmmakers, the light at the end of the tunnel during a difficult low budget production is a successful showing at the Sundance film festival that can lead to a theatrical release. These days, even that dream is becoming a long shot, since many of the major distributors of independent films have shut down their operations amidst financial setbacks. There have been plenty of nightmare scenarios recently (with David O. Russell‘s Nailed being the most prominent) that have illustrated the difficulty of financing and distributing smaller movies. Even though, the current outlook may be bleak, it has never been easy to produce and distribute a feature film; a fact filmmaker Robert Bella knows all too well. Read more…

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Mickey Rourke In Talks To Portray Gay Rugby Star

July 22nd, 2010 No comments

Welsh Rugby player Gareth Thomas made headlines in December when he announced that he was gay. Now, Mickey Rourke is interested in portraying Thomas in an upcoming film that would depict his struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality. A spokesman for the athlete said:

Mickey contacted Gareth directly via a mutual friend in rugby league to express his interest and invited Gareth… to meet him for dinner. The fact that Mickey is so passionate about doing a moving picture has been really flattering and, although we haven’t come to an agreement yet, we’re really hoping it does happen.

Thomas bears the distinction of being the only openly gay professional athlete currently involved in a team sport. Read more…

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