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Michael Parks, Beloved Character Actor and Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith Regular, Passes Away at 77

Michael Parks, Beloved Character Actor and Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith Regular, Passes Away at 77
Michael Parks, longtime Hollywood mainstay and beloved character actor and singer, has passed away at the age of 77. The news was announced by filmmaker Kevin Smith, who took to his Instagram to share that “the best actor I’ve ever known” and his “cinematic muse,” had died. No cause of death was named.

Smith directed Parks in both his “Tusk” and “Red State,” having relished the longtime actor’s career since first seeing him in Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn.” Though Parks’ career stretched back to 1960, when he made his screen debut on TV’s “Zane Grey Theater,” in recent years, the supporting standout had enjoyed a revival at the hands of both Quentin Tarantino (who Smith deemed Parks’ “biggest fan”) and Smith, who continued to craft roles for the singular actor.

I hate to report that my cinematic muse #michaelparks has passed away. Michael was, and will likely forever remain,
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Mindy Newell: The Man of Steel… And Dad

Martha Thomases’s column on Friday addressed the sexism and gender issue that is suddenly so rampant in the comics medium and its, ahem, sisters, science fiction and gaming, as I did last week – again.

Sexism and gender issues are nothing new to me in my other life as a registered nurse. Do I have to tell you that nurses have been the targets of sexist bullshit forever? (Female nurses, that is. Male nurses are part of the “club.”) However, these days most hospital administrations have strict “zero tolerance” policies, meaning that any type of hostile behavior, including sexism, is not, well, tolerated. And most of them mean it. If it happens, the perpetrator is usually given a choice – attend a proscribed amount of therapy sessions or be fired, although there are several “behaviors” that will cause immediate termination (such as calling your workmate a “fucking Jew,” which happened to
See full article at Comicmix »

2013 Oscars Live Blog: Update Winners and Live Commentary!

2013 Oscars Live Blog, Winners and CommentaryPhoto: AMPAS 2013 Oscar Musts: Predictions | Nominees | Presenters and Performers | Printable Ballot Telecast Schedule 5:45:09 Pt: Actor In A Supporting Role* 5:54:06 Pt: Animated Short Film 5:56:18 Pt: Animated Feature Film* 6:05:13 Pt: Cinematography 6:07:43 Pt: Visual Effects 6:14:53 Pt: Costume Design 6:17:14 Pt: Makeup And Hairstyling 6:30:40 Pt: Live Action Short Film 6:32:59 Pt: Documentary Short Subject* 6:41:32 Pt: Documentary Feature* 6:48:07 Pt: Foreign Language Film 7:08:52 Pt: Sound Mixing 7:14:17 Pt: Sound Editing* 7:19:12 Pt: Actress In A Supporting Role 7:31:00 Pt: Film Editing* 7:47:02 Pt: Production Design 7:56:45 Pt: Intro In Memoriam 8:00:15 Pt: In Memoriam Package & Performance 8:08:13 Pt: Original Score 8:17:16 Pt: Original Song 8:22:42 Pt: Adapted Screenplay 8:25:16 Pt: Original Screenplay* 8:32:33 Pt: Directing? 8:39:57 Pt: Actress In A Leading Role?
See full article at Rope Of Silicon »

Emily and Terron, Amateurs M.D., Predict The 2012 Tony Awards Winners

Since the incredible Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this weekend’s Tony Awards, that gives Ologists Emily Cheever and Terron R. Moore the magnificent chance to predict the winners just like every other fancy schmancy critic out there. Do Emily or Terron have any knowledge about what’s been tearing up Broadway this year? Better question: does it matter? Nope! Check out their predictions for six major categories below:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Terron: What's a Stockard Channing? Because that sounds familiar. And Christmas-y.

Emily: I think she was in Grease? And I think she was the slutty one. No lie, once this therapist said I reminded her of Stockard in Grease, which is weird because i specifically said boys weren't into me.
See full article at Filmology »

Emily and Terron, Amateurs M.D., Predict The 2012 Tony Awards Winners

Since the incredible Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this weekend’s Tony Awards, that gives Ologists Emily Cheever and Terron R. Moore the magnificent chance to predict the winners just like every other fancy schmancy critic out there. Do Emily or Terron have any knowledge about what’s been tearing up Broadway this year? Better question: does it matter? Nope! Check out their predictions for six major categories below:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Terron: What's a Stockard Channing? Because that sounds familiar. And Christmas-y.

Emily: I think she was in Grease? And I think she was the slutty one. No lie, once this therapist said I reminded her of Stockard in Grease, which is weird because i specifically said boys weren't into me.
See full article at Filmology »

Emily and Terron, Amateurs M.D., Predict The 2012 Tony Awards Winners

Since the incredible Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this weekend’s Tony Awards, that gives Ologists Emily Cheever and Terron R. Moore the magnificent chance to predict the winners just like every other fancy schmancy critic out there. Do Emily or Terron have any knowledge about what’s been tearing up Broadway this year? Better question: does it matter? Nope! Check out their predictions for six major categories below:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Terron: What's a Stockard Channing? Because that sounds familiar. And Christmas-y.

Emily: I think she was in Grease? And I think she was the slutty one. No lie, once this therapist said I reminded her of Stockard in Grease, which is weird because i specifically said boys weren't into me.
See full article at Celebsology »

Emily and Terron, Amateurs M.D., Predict The 2012 Tony Awards Winners

  • TVology
Since the incredible Neil Patrick Harris is hosting this weekend’s Tony Awards, that gives Ologists Emily Cheever and Terron R. Moore the magnificent chance to predict the winners just like every other fancy schmancy critic out there. Do Emily or Terron have any knowledge about what’s been tearing up Broadway this year? Better question: does it matter? Nope! Check out their predictions for six major categories below:

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

Terron: What's a Stockard Channing? Because that sounds familiar. And Christmas-y.

Emily: I think she was in Grease? And I think she was the slutty one. No lie, once this therapist said I reminded her of Stockard in Grease, which is weird because i specifically said boys weren't into me.
See full article at TVology »

Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway - as Loretta Lynn

Zooey Deschanel to Hit Broadway - as Loretta Lynn
There's a new girl coming to Broadway. Cast by the country icon herself, Zooey Deschanel will play Loretta Lynn in an upcoming stage musical about the singer's life, Coal Miner's Daughter, producers for the Broadway-bound production have announced. Lynn personally introduced Deschanel Thursday night on the stage of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium during Opry Country Classics. The two then sang "Coal Miner's Daughter." "It's a long way from Butcher Holler to Broadway in New York City. I never imagined I'd see Coal Miner's Daughter on a movie screen, and now I can't believe it's going to be on a stage for people to see,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Jack Nicholson Movies: Rating The Actor's Best And Worst Films

What's Jack Nicholson's secret? Maybe it's the eyebrows, hovering like ironic quotation marks over every line reading. Maybe it's the hooded eyes, which hold the threat of danger or the promise of joviality -- you're never sure which. Same with that sharklike grin. Or maybe it's the voice, which has evolved over the years from a thin sneer to a deep rumble, but is always precisely calibrated to provoke a reaction. Put them all together, and they say: "I am a man to be reckoned with. Ignore me at your peril." Nicholson, who turns 75 on April 22, is often criticized for relying on his bag of tricks, for just showing up and doing Jack Nicholson (though indeed, he often seems to have been hired precisely for that purpose). But he's also capable of burrowing deep into a character, finding his wounded heart, and revealing the ugly truth without fear or vanity.
See full article at Moviefone »

Steven Soderbergh Working On An End Of The Road Documentary, Retirement Still In The Cards

With Comic Con officially in the rear view mirror, one of the names that really took San Diego by storm was director Steven Soderbergh. His film, Haywire, saw the release of a trailer and some footage, all of which really impressed the members of the audience who attended the film’s panel.

And now, in the wake of the Con, The Playlist was able to chat with the director, and learned a lot about a few projects coming down the director’s pipeline.

First up, Soderbergh revealed that he’s completed a documentary following the making of the cult classic, End Of The Road. Penned by Easy Rider co-writer Terry Southern (probably best known for his screenplay for Dr. Strangelove), the film starred James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach and Harris Yulin, and was rated X for featuring an abortion sequence. It became a cult hit for those looking for a bit of counter-culture,
See full article at CriterionCast »

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for May 24, 2011

This week’s DVD and Blu-Ray Releases include a couple of films from the After Dark Horrorfest as well as two of Ron Howard’s earlier films and a Blu-Ray edition of Solaris. Check beyond the break for the full list.

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Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires

Format: DVD

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In a forgotten region of the desert, an unspeakable evil exists. By no choice of his own, John Croix
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DVD Playhouse--March 2011

DVD Playhouse—March 2011

By

Allen Gardner

127 Hours (20th Century Fox) Harrowing true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco, in another fine turn), an extreme outdoorsman who finds himself trapped in a remote Utah canyon, his arm pinned between two boulders, with no help nearby, no communication to the outside world, and dim prospects for survival, to say the least. Director Danny Boyle manages to prove again that he’s one of the finest filmmakers working today by making a subject that is seemingly uncinematic a true example of pure cinema. Inventive, breathtaking, funny, and horrifying, often all at once. Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara make a memorable, brief appearance as hikers who connect with Ralston during his journey. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Boyle, producer Christian Colson, co-writer Simon Beaufoy; Deleted scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.

Amarcord (Criterion) Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning, autobiographical classic might
See full article at The Hollywood Interview »

AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes

AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes
In honor of the 83rd Academy Awards, Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." — Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara

The Godfather (1972)

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." — Marlon Brando as Don Corleone
See full article at Extra »

Exclusive: Kevin Macdonald Talks The Eagle

Exclusive: Kevin Macdonald Talks The Eagle
Director Kevin Macdonald discusses his latest film, which is based on the popular adventure novel by Rosemary Sutcliff

Kevin Macdonald began his career directing documentaries, like the critically acclaimed Touching the Void. But it was his work on the Academy Award winning feature film The Last King of Scotland that has made him one of the fastest rising directors working today. Macdonald has gone onto direct the film adaptation of the hit BBC television drama State of Play, which starred Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Helen Mirren, and Ben Affleck. He also collaborated with Oscar winning director Ridley Scott on the YouTube inspired documentary film Life in a Day, which will premiere later this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Opening in theaters on February 11th is the director's latest feature, the "sword and sandals" epic The Eagle, which stars Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Jamie Bell (Jumper
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Spotted: an older woman on screen

Annette Bening looks older. Well, hurrah for that! It's a rare but pleasurable example of a woman my age in a Hollywood film

The Kids Are All Right has several things going for it. Close behind Mark Ruffalo at his most adorably Ruffaloesque, Julianne Moore's scrumptious rump and the title being The Kids Are All Right and not The Kids Are Alright, is the rare but pleasurable spectacle of a woman my age up on screen in big close-up. We haven't seen much of Annette Bening of late, and apparently she's been too busy rearing children to worry about getting lifted or Botoxed, because she looks older. Well, hurrah for that! That's what my neck looks like too!

There are, of course, inevitable online comments by wet-eared oiks who sneer: "She's beginning to look like the Crypt Keeper." But this is what fiftysomething females look like, tykes, so get over it.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

R.I.P Harold Gould

The La Times has sad news to report. The great character actor, Harold Gould, has passed away.

Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie The Sting, Valerie Harper’s father on TV’s “Rhoda” and Betty White’s boyfriend on “The Golden Girls,” has died. He was 86.

Gould, who also was known for his stage work, died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills of prostate cancer that had metastasized, said Leah Gould, his daughter-in-law.

A former university drama teacher who launched his career in front of the camera in the early ’60s, Gould appeared in movies such as “Harper,” the 1974 remake of “The Front Page,” “Love and Death,” “Silent Movie,” “Freaky Friday” and “Patch Adams.”

Over the last five decades, he made scores of guest appearances on TV shows such as “Route 66,” “Perry Mason,
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes

AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movie Quotes
"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." --Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." --Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

"You don't understand!
See full article at Extra »

AFI's 100 Years ...100 Movie Quotes

AFI's 100 Years ...100 Movie Quotes
"Extra" brings you AFI's 100 Best Movie Quotes of all time! From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Taxi Driver," see if your favorites made the list!

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)

“Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” —Said by Clark Gable as Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara.

The Godfather (1972)

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” —Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.

On the Waterfront (1954)

“You don’t understand!
See full article at Extra »

Alyssa Milano: Baby Rumors 'False and Annoying'

Newlywed Alyssa Milano has taken to her Twitter to slam reports that she's expecting a baby with hubby David Bugliari.

"Rumors that I am pregnant are still false and still annoying," Milano tweets. "Please, please, please, refrain from Rt'ing such rumors."

Milano and her talent agent hubby tied the knot last month.

Celebrity Twitter Accounts1. Mario Lopez“Extra” host Mario Lopez’s account is: twitter.com/MarioLopezExtra

2. Ellen DeGeneresTV host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres’ account is: twitter.
See full article at Extra »

'Extra's' List of Celebrity Twitter Accounts

  • Extra
Comedians, athletes, actors and even politicians turn to Twitter to share their thoughts! Make sure you're following all the stars with "Extra's" list of celeb Twitter accounts!

Celebrity Twitter Accounts1. Mario Lopez“Extra” host Mario Lopez’s account is: twitter.com/MarioLopezExtra

2. Ellen DeGeneresTV host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres’ account is: twitter.com/TheEllenShow

3. Taylor SwiftCountry singer Taylor Swift’s account is: twitter.com/TaylorSwift13

4. Tyra BanksThe Tyra Banks Show” host Tyra Bank’s account is: twitter.
See full article at Extra »
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