Beatty took the mic, remembering when he first arrived to Hollywood in 1958 when Rules Don’t Apply is set: “I had dinner at Musso & Frank’s and right afterward came to Grauman’s Chinese to see South Pacific. I was staying at the Montecito Hotel, just a few blocks away. It’s an apartment house now up on Franklin. And what I do remember is that I had an extremely small room. In fact, you had to pull the bed out of the wall, but I no longer have to pull the bed out of the wall.” In Rules Don’t Apply, Ehrenreich’s Frank Forbes also has a Murphy bed. “I want to tell you how honored I feel for all of you to see this movie that we made about two kids who meet when they arrive in Hollywood 1958 under contract to a man who I suspect never had to pull the bed out of the wall,” added Beatty. … [Read more...] about Warren Beatty On His Howard Hughes Passion Project ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ & Election Fallout: AFI Opening Night
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The evening’s true highlight (aside from the amazing “Bird Bible”) was Beck, making his seventh appearance on the show as musical guest, returning after an eight-year gap to perform songs from his new album, Morning Phase. He opened with a lushly reverberating “Blue Moon” (backed by a band that included Father John Misty’s Josh Tillman) and returned with a string orchestra and intense blue lighting for a the haunting, tidal “Wave.” … [Read more...] about ‘SNL’ Takes on the Oscars with Jim Parsons
Then, with no one willing to take on what was seemingly a now thankless task, the Academy proclaimed they were also going to give out the Oscars for cinematography, editing, live action short, and makeup and hair during commercials to save broadcast time. Blowback from those guilds and the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Rachel Morrison, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro, Martin Scorsese and more saw quickly AMPAS back down on that sleight. … [Read more...] about Oscars TV Review: Hostless Show Starts With Rock & Then Rolls Off The Rails
The question needs to be asked whether TV spots and marketing sold the sequel as being more intriguing than the first. That’s important, because if the movie doesn’t look any better than the original after 13 years, then why pull yourself away from HBO this weekend, where you can watch Bad Santa for free? I hear Broad Green promoted the movie heavily on NYC and LA billboards. RelishMix noticed that the conversation on social was “50% positive and 50% negative.” In addition, RelishMix notices “Bad Santa 2 is challenged by one of the most non-social, inactive casts of the year. Billy Bob Thornton stars, but he is not social, along with many co-stars. Christina Hendricks and Kathy Bates have official pages/feeds, but Hendricks hasn’t posted since 2014, and Bates is not activated.” Few titles in the Miramax library are prime for franchise extensions at the B.O., particularly with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez in TWC’s camp. … [Read more...] about ‘Moana’ Slots 2nd Best Thanksgiving Debut; ‘Allied’s Fight; ‘Rules’ The Worst Turkey Since ‘Victor Frankenstein’
The Rock -- "30yrs ago today, he made his iconic #SurvivorSeries debut. Like EVERYONE - I was in awe as a rookie in the @WWE when his first words pierced my soul as he walked in the dressing room and said, “Muthaf**ka” True story! Honored to share the ring w you, my brother. #ThankYouTaker … [Read more...] about The Undertaker Retires from WWE After 30 Years with Fire, Explosions & Hologram!