Watch Kanye West Hover Above The Audience At Saint Pablo Tour Kickoff

Kanye WestKanye West just kicked off his Saint Pablo Tour in support of The Life Of Pablo at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Say what you will about Kanye, but the man sure knows how to make an entrance: He opened his first North American show of the year by performing “Father Stretch My Hands” … More »

Donald Trump Talks “Tunnel Technology” And Hillary Clinton As “Bigot” In Interview With Anderson Cooper

Updated with video: Donald Trump talked “tunnel technology,” and deporting the “bad dudes” in an interview today with Anderson Cooper and flatly denied Cooper’s insinuation he’d just flip-flopped on his flip-flop on his position about undocumented immigrants.
And, Hillary Clinton?
“She is a bigot,” Trump says in the interview that aired tonight. It’s Trump’s first non-Fox News Channel interview since late July, when he got mocked for telling ABC News’ George…

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Off Broadway Review: ‘The Layover’ By Leslye Headland

Leslye Headland’s attempt to write a neo-noir erotic thriller (think “Body Heat”) comes up lame in “The Layover.” Despite the sexual chemistry generated by Annie Parisse and Adam Rothenberg as strangers who connect when their plane is grounded in Chicago by a snowstorm, the scribe proves clumsy at reworking the vintage formula. Lacking those generic… Read more »

Marvin Kaplan Dies: ‘Alice’ & ‘Top Cat’ Actor Was 89

Marvin Kaplan, a prolific character actor best known for his recurring role as Henry Beesmeyer on the 1976-85 sitcom Alice and as the voice of Choo-Choo on the cartoon Top Cat has died. He was 89 and died from natural causes in his Burbank home.

Born in Brooklyn in 1927, Kaplan’s first film role came in 1949’s Adam’s Rib. His next major role was as a regular on the sitcom Meet Millie, on which he played Alfred Prinzmetal. He was with the show in its radio incarnation…

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Disney to launch a live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH!

And James Bond director Sam Mendes is in talks to direct!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Henry Selick’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is 20 years old this year. Can you believe it? How the fuck did that happen? Why am I old now? Time sucks!
Disney’s coming off of a mostly successful run of digging into their back catelogue and mining it for reboots. Their live action movies are either really great or make a lot of money (sometimes both). We have Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast hitting next year and I predict right now that it’s going to make all of the money. Little Mermaid is in the works with Lin-Manuel Miranda and now it looks like the Mouse House is trying for a new live action version of James and the Giant Peach with recent Bond director Sam Mendes helming, per Deadline. Nick Hornby will script.
Your memory of the original may paint it as entirely stop-motion, but it wasn’t. Selick filmed live action for a chunk of it, going stop-motion when James actually went into the peach. If Mendes is going live-action for all of it, I wonder how much is going to be digitally animated anyway… I guess that doesn’t really matter since The Jungle Book was mostly digital and that still counted as a live-action remake.
I’m a big fan of Selick’s Nightmare Before Christmas follow-up and am curious what this one is going to look like. Mendes is a great director, but this would be a radically different tone for him. I’m sure

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‘Strangers On A Train’ Gets A Redo In Leslye Headland’s ‘The Layover’

It’s boom time for ’50s mistress of intrigue Patricia Highsmith: Her roman à clef The Price Of Salt was most recently filmed as the acclaimed Cate Blanchett vehicle Carol, as The Talented Mr Ripley was, earlier, for Matt Damon. Now her Dostoevskian novel Strangers On A Train, concerned with the moral and practical possibilities of a perfect crime, has been retooled (following, of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1951 film version) and updated by Leslye Headland. She’s a writer…

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Toronto: Covert Media Launches Lexica as Foreign Sales Label

In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, year-old Covert Media has launched Lexica Films as an international sales label for foreign-language feature film titles for the worldwide marketplace. Covert is aiming to launch five-ten films per year through Lexica and will also be handling English-language remake rights, in many cases. Covert’s president of international, Liz Kim Schwan,… Read more »

Sumner Redstone’s Granddaughter and Ex Continue Fight Over His Estate

To the business world, last week’s legal settlement that replaced Philippe Dauman as CEO of Viacom with his long-time lieutenant, COO Thomas Dooley, brought an end to the long-running courtroom saga over Sumner Redstone’s corporate holdings. But his granddaughter Keryn and his one-time lover and long-time companion Manuela Herzer continue to press demands in separate… Read more »