ENTERTAINMENT 09/14/2018 02:46 pm ET "The Land of Steady Habits," starring Ben Mendelsohn, is a departure for the director, who's known for witty stories about women. By Matthew Jacobs For 22 years, Nicole Holofcener has been known for making movies about women, treating their relationship hurdles (“Enough Said”), financial woes (“Friends With Money”), personal insecurities (“Lovely & Amazing”) and privileged restlessness (“Please Give”) with grace and wit. Even the television episodes she’s directed (“Sex and the City,” “Enlightened,” “Orange Is the New Black”) have centered largely on female stories that feel at home in the Holofcener wheelhouse. But not this time. This time, the 58-year-old writer-director shifted her lens to, of all things, a man. “The Land of Steady Habits,” which premiered earlier this week at the Toronto International Film Festival ahead of … [Read more...] about Nicole Holofcener On Why She Decided To Make A Movie About A Man
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12 minutes ago As Han Solo acknowledged to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the Millennium Falcon may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, and that's been proven time and time again in both the original Star Wars trilogy and the sequel trilogy. But with Solo: A Star Wars Story turning the clock back to Han's younger years and showing, among other things, how he obtained the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian, that presented an opportunity to redesign arguably the most famous ship in a galaxy far, far away. This was a challenge that Solo design supervisor James Clyne and his team thoroughly embraced, and it sounds like they had a lot of fun pulling it off. Clyne explained: While the Millennium Falcon isn't a brand-new ship when we see it in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lando Calrissian poured a lot of resources into customizing it and keeping it looking spiffy. You can see some of the crazier Millennium Falcon designs that James Clyne and his … [Read more...] about The Solo Design Team Had The Best Time Making The Movie’s Millennium Falcon
LOS ANGELES -- Mel Brooks is just two months shy of his 92nd birthday and he still carves out time for movie nights with his pal Carl Reiner. The two just recently got together to watch a restoration of the 1938 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland classic "The Adventures of Robin Hood." Classic film and proper presentation are important to the legendary comedian and filmmaker, especially in the age of streaming. Brooks was on hand to kick off the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater Thursday in Hollywood with a special screening of the first film he ever directed: "The Producers." Brooks spoke to The Associated Press about the film, streaming and even "The Last Jedi." Remarks have been edited for clarity and brevity.Q. Congratulations on this new restoration of "The Producers."A. I'm very thrilled. TCM, these are people I really admire and I love them and God bless them for keeping all the movies that I grew up with still alive, still available. I don't … [Read more...] about Mel Brooks still loves movies, just not streaming them
Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 9:37 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the LA Premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. This week, Brooks will be on hand to kick off the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater Thursday night in Hollywood with a special screening of the first film he ever directed: “The Producers.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, Mel Brooks attends the LA Premiere of "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast" in Beverly Hills, Calif. This week, Brooks will be on hand to kick off the ninth annual ... more Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard … [Read more...] about Q&A: Mel Brooks still loves movies, just not streaming them
Johnny Adams enjoys his part-time job as a box office cashier.“I’m a huge movie buff,” he said. “That’s why I love being here so much.”AMC Lynnhaven 18 movie-goers needing tickets are likely to meet him at the box office. His nearby wheelchair and the fact he has cerebral palsy mostly go unnoticed.Doris Moyer and her son met Adams when they went to the movies on a recent Saturday morning. There was a delay in unlocking the theater. Moyer chatted with Adams as patrons and employees waited for the doors to be opened.She said he was worried about the customers who were delayed and was ready to get to work.“He was so conscientious and polite,” the Pembroke Meadows resident said. “My son and I were so impressed.”Adams has worked at the movie theater for almost a year. He loves all kinds of movies, especially comedies, superhero, and black and white silent films. Currently, he’s a fan of the fantasy science fiction movie … [Read more...] about AMC Lynnhaven worker loves his job. It helps that he loves movies, too.