When Rob Reiner met Michele Singer, he was making the film When Harry Met Sally. On a fateful Saturday night in mid-October 1988, the Hollywood writer, director and producer invited the photographer to his home in L.A. to catch what was left of NBC's coverage of Game 1 of the World Series, which happened to feature his David-esque Los Angeles Dodgers against the heavily favored Goliath-role-playing Oakland A's. It couldn't have been scripted much better than having Kirk Gibson hobble up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning and, in a Roy Hobbs, too-good-to-be-true swing of the bat, change the course of events in several ways. "He hits this home run, and it's somewhat of an aphrodisiac for me," Reiner admits at a critical point of an MLB Network doc titled Only in Hollywood, which looks back 30 years ago at that Dodgers' improbable season. "We were going to meet Bruno Kirby and Billy Crystal to go see a documentary. And let's put it this way: We didn't make it to the movie … [Read more...] about ‘Only in Hollywood’: How MLB Network Captures the Drama (and Humor) of the ’88 Dodgers
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ENTERTAINMENT 04/29/2018 09:03 am ET The Oscar-winning director of "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" discusses his new documentary, the Trumpian zeitgeist and the "evil" in the world. By Matthew Jacobs In 1973, William Friedkin released “The Exorcist,” one of the highest-grossing and most applauded horror movies in history. In 2018, William Friedkin released “The Devil and the Father Amorth,” a documentary about exorcisms. The movie landscape has drastically changed in the intervening years, but William Friedkin hasn’t. He is still a dazzling raconteur. His most recent fiction features, “Bug” (2006) and “Killer Joe” (2011), boast the same moody panache seen in the movies that launched his career, including “The Boys in the Band” (1970), “The French Connection” (1971), “The Exorcist,” “Sorcerer” (1977) and “To Live and Die in L.A.” (1985). And, at 82, … [Read more...] about William Friedkin’s Faith In Exorcisms Is Unwavering. As For Diversity In Hollywood? It ‘Snags’ Him.
By Peter Larsen | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 25, 2018 at 6:20 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2018 at 6:20 am Filmmaker Martin Scorsese will receive the inaugural Robert Osborne Award for his efforts in film preservation when the TCM Classic Film Festival gets underway on April 26, 2018. (Courtesy of TCM Classic Film Festival) The late Robert Osborne was the face of Turner Classic Movies for many years. At the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 26, 2018 a new award, the Robert Osborne Award, will be given in his honor. The first recipient is director Martin Scorsese. (Courtesy of TCM Classic Film Festival) TCM senior vice president of programming Charles Tabesh attends the 50th anniversary screening of “In the Heat of the Night” during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for TCM) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDirector Martin Scorsese will receive the inugural … [Read more...] about TCM Classic Film Festival arrives in Hollywood this week with a special award in honor of its late host Robert Osborne
With the banning of red-carpet selfies, a bitter renewal of last year’s heated Netflix debate and more intense discussion than usual over how many female directors would be selected for competition, it was shaping up to be a dramatic year for the Festival de Cannes even before its official selection lineup was announced.For those who hoped Cannes would shake things up further still with its freshest, nerviest, most unpredictable slate in years, the festival did not disappoint.Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” and David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake” will lead a relatively slim American presence in the main competition, for which selections were unveiled Thursday morning in Paris by festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux and President Pierre Lescure.The festival’s lone major studio title was already announced last week: “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” directed by Ron Howard (who took over the troubled production from Phil … [Read more...] about Spike Lee, David Robert Mitchell films will compete in most surprising Cannes lineup in years
17 minutes ago Ever since it started coming together last year, one of the earliest actors rumored for Quentin Tarantino's ninth film is Margot Robbie. The actress is seemingly at the top of Tarantino's list to play the late actress Sharon Tate, wife of Roman Polanski and victim of the Manson family. Now it appears that her involvement might soon become official, as Margot Robbie is finally in talks for the role of Sharon Tate in the auteur's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. According to Deadline, an offer has been made and negotiations are officially underway to make this casting a reality. This has seemingly been in the making for some time, with Margot Robbie recently expressing how much she would love to work with Quentin Tarantino, and Sharon Tate's sister even endorsed Robbie being cast in the role. Although she didn't win (that honor went to Frances McDormand), Margot Robbie was nominated for Best Actress at this year's Academy Awards for her work in I, Tonya. … [Read more...] about Margot Robbie Is Finally In Talks For Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood