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December 16, 2013 |
Paul Walker's "Fast and Furious" costars opened up over the weekend as his ashes were interred during a private ceremony at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. Tyrese Gibson, who reportedly attended the private ceremony along with fellow "Fast and Furious" cast members Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Michelle Rodriguez, referred in a post on Instagram to the "13 years of laughter and grace" he shared with Walker. "For selfish reasons we all wanted you to stay, another laugh, another take, another talk, another moment," Gibson wrote.
November 21, 2013 |
- In "Blue Is the Warmest Color," Adèle Exarchopoulos plays a French student who has an intensely passionate, excruciatingly painful relationship with an older woman (Léa Seydoux). Making the film, she says, was much the same. "He changed my life," Exarchopoulos said of writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche, who based the story on the first half of Julie Maroh's graphic novel. "Not because of this movie, but because of the experience. " The experience, for all involved, by all accounts, seems to have been a rocky one, but the reviews for the October release have been strong, especially for Exarchopoulos and Seydoux, who shared the acting prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
October 31, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew. "I don't even recognize the place," the 70-year-old actor said, peering out the vertiginous, floor-to-ceiling windows in his suite. "I can't even imagine how much this city has changed. When you fly in here, it just goes on and on. " Asked to point out some of the locations where he and Martin Scorsese made "Casino" nearly two decades ago - specifically, the Riviera Hotel & Casino - De Niro was stumped and shook his head.
October 26, 2013 |
Sean Hayes recently returned to TV playing a single gay father of a teenage girl - and a series lead for the first time since "Will & Grace" - in NBC's "Sean Saves the World. " It's one of five shows on the air from Hazy Mills, the production company he owns with Todd Milliner, which is also behind "Hollywood Game Night," "Hot in Cleveland," "Grimm" and "The Soul Man. " Is TV running out of characters that people haven't been seen before? It's always a challenge. It helps to start from a personal place.
September 27, 2013 |
Many movies have been awarded the dubious honor of worst film of all time. There's Ed Wood's gloriously slapdash "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or the audaciously cheesetacular "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. " But Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell make a strong case in their new book "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. " "The Room," released in 2003, never received widespread distribution, and its limited screenings were privately financed by the executive producer, Tommy Wiseau, who also served as writer, director and lead actor.
August 29, 2013 |
When a production benefits the Bulgarian economy as much as "Getaway" apparently did, it might seem mean-spirited to knock it. And when its wall-to-wall car stunts are the real, metal-on-metal deal, shot in the streets of the capital city, that's worth noting. But unless you're a demolition-derby fetishist or a connoisseur of vehicular mayhem, none of that will buy you a thrill in this video game posing as a movie, a preposterously plotted kidnapping story starring a high-performance Mustang.