August 2, 2013 |
FX is bringing back "Fargo. " Not the movie, but a new miniseries. A revamped version of the Coen Brothers' 1996 black comedy starring Oscar winner Frances McDormand as a pregnant police chief investigating a murder case will premiere in spring on the cable network which will star another Oscar winner, Billy Bob Thornton. John Landgraf, chief executive officer of FX Networks, announced the project as a highlight of the network's upcoming slate, which will include a ramping up of original scripted comedies that will air on FX and its satellite networks, FXX and FXM. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview The new "Fargo" will be a 10-part miniseries.
January 3, 2013 |
Actor-screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton has sold his estate in Beverly Hills for $8 million. Built in 1929, the 11,012-square-foot Spanish-style mansion retains its period details and features a two-story living room, a recording studio, a gym, a library, nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The walled and gated property of more than a half-acre includes a swimming pool, a spa, fountains and a paddle tennis court. Thornton, 57, directed, wrote and starred in the movie "Sling Blade" (1996)
July 12, 2012
MOVIES The actor Billy Bob Thornton has led one of cinema's more colorful recent careers (when Angelina Jolie wears a vial of your blood, you're doing something right), and he tells all in his new book "The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. " The signing accompanies screenings of two of his landmark movies: his Coen brothers collab "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "A Simple Plan. " Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 6:15 p.m. Fri. americancinematheque.org.
December 25, 2009
SERIES Bill Moyers Journal: Choreographer Bill T. Jones discusses a new dance piece inspired by President Abraham Lincoln (9 p.m. KCET). Daycare Divas: Two women attempt to run a successful business while wrangling a dozen toddlers in this new reality series (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC). SPECIALS Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade: Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Kris Allen are scheduled to perform, with Kelly Ripa hosting from Orlando and Ryan Seacrest hosting from Anaheim (9 a.m. ABC)
September 14, 2007 |
That Americans worship their children only makes Billy Bob Thornton more deliciously, subversively funny as a tormenter of the young. He made them suffer in "The Bad News Bears," abused them in "Bad Santa" and is back in business as the nightmarish gym teacher of "Mr. Woodcock," a movie that commits sins of excess, except regarding Thornton. There's not nearly enough of him.
February 23, 2007 |
The brothers Polish, Michael and Mark, make a credible leap to big-budget studio features with the feel-good, dreamer drama, "The Astronaut Farmer." Though they relinquish some of their trademark quirkiness and visual flair, the sibling filmmakers nevertheless emerge with a movie that's atypical of Hollywood fare. There's something old-fashioned about "The Astronaut Farmer" that's so conventional it feels unconventional.