April 9, 2013 |
The American Film Institute has announced its lineup for the "AFI Night at the Movies" program on April 24 at the ArcLight Hollywood. Initiated in 2007, the evening allows fans a chance to see classic films presented by some of the stars who made them so memorable. "AFI Night at the Movies is a tradition grand in scale, but simple in message -- to bring artists and audiences together to celebrate their common bond at the movies," said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and chief executive, in a statement. Confirmed to participate are: Kathy Bates presenting "Misery" Cher presenting "Moonstruck" Sally Field presenting "Norma Rae" Peter Fonda presenting "Easy Rider" Harrison Ford presenting "Blade Runner" Samuel L. Jackson presenting "Pulp Fiction" Shirley MacLaine presenting "Terms of Endearment" Demi Moore presenting "Ghost" Mike Myers persenting "Shrek" Kurt Russell presenting "The Thing" Kevin Spacey presenting "The Usual Suspects" Sidney Poitier presenting "In the Heat of the Night" Tickets to each screening are $30 and include a large popcorn and soda, as well as an ice cream bar. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. through the ArcLight Hollywood website ( arclightcinemas.com )
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March 27, 2013 |
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95. In a writing career that spanned more than four decades, Kanin penned screenplays for movies such as the 1954 Elizabeth Taylor romantic drama "Rhapsody" and television specials such as "Tell Me Where It Hurts," for which she won two Emmy Awards in 1974. She won another Emmy in 1979 for producing "Friendly Fire," a critically acclaimed Carol Burnett TV movie based on the true story of an American soldier killed in the Vietnam War. Kanin served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1979 to 1983, and was its second female president after actress Bette Davis.
March 5, 2013 |
The 2013 AFI Fest will be held Nov. 7-14, the American Film Institute announced Tuesday as it put out a call for entries for its Breakthrough section. This year's festival takes place at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre at the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. AFI Fest is free to the public. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments "AFI Fest is where the films of talented emerging filmmakers have the opportunity to screen alongside the current works of masters of the art form," Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI Fest, said in a statement Tuesday.
February 22, 2013 |
The people behind "Argo" hope to pick up some more hardware for their trophy cases at Sunday's Academy Awards, but in the meantime they've added another accolade to their accomplishments list. On Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge presented the film with the second annual Made in Hollywood award, which recognizes films that are shot primarily in Los Angeles. “'Argo' is a great film that was shot in a great location: the city of Los Angeles,” LaBonge said while presenting the honor to Warner Bros.
December 2, 2012 |
They all talk about the phone calls - Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they've all received from Hollywood's most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual Governors Awards, inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday night at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Katzenberg was about to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his many philanthropic efforts. American Film Institute founding director George Stevens Jr., stuntman and director Hal Needham and documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker also received honorary Oscars.
November 4, 2012 |
As in most countries, James Cameron's last two films "Avatar" and "Titanic" top the box-office list of all-time highest grossers in Spain. But that could change if native son Juan Antonio Bayona and his latest film about a family caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami "The Impossible" continues its unlikely drive in the European country. Since its Oct. 11 opening, the film has grossed 29 million euros, over $37 million, in only four weeks of release. "Titanic" grossed 41 million euros in the country when it opened some 15 years ago, and only 2009's "Avatar" has beaten it. Currently the film is the highest-grossing film of the year in the country and the highest-grossing Spanish film of all time.