November 15, 2012 |
It's one of the most riveting sequences in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master": Soon after spiritual leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is dragged off to jail with reluctant disciple Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), Dodd and Quell have a spectacular prison-cell fight. Phoenix thrashes about like a caged animal, while Hoffman as Dodd is increasingly enraged by Quell's demeanor and tells him that he is the only one who cares about him. It's one of several explosive acting moments in the critically acclaimed drama that is Anderson's first film since 2008's "There Will be Blood.
January 25, 2000
KCSN-FM's (88.5) hourlong "Let's Do Lunch" program, hosted by Rene Engel, is being broadcast live each day this week from the Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills. The museum is offering free admission to those who wish to watch the live show, which airs on KCSN weekdays at noon. Red Buttons will be today's guest. Other scheduled guests will be Jan Murray (Wednesday), Shelley Berman (Thursday) and Stan Freberg (Friday).
June 11, 2008 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Academy Foundation's Institutional Grants Program announced Tuesday that it has awarded $500,000 to 58 film-related nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Among the local organizations receiving money for programs are the California Institute of Arts, Loyola Marymount University, USC's Master of Professional Writing Program and School of Cinematic Art, UCLA's Film and Television Program and Workplace Hollywood. Local institutional grants were awarded for the job training program at Hollywood Cinema Production Resources, the screening series at UCLA Film and Television archive, the Access LA Seminar Series and Screenwriting Lab at Outfest.
January 6, 2011
MOVIES Cinephiles and boozehounds will unite at the "Naked Gun" and "Airplane" Drink Along, the latest installment of the Downtown Independent's sudsy screening series. The comedic double feature will toast the late actor Leslie Nielsen, and rooftop beer pong will continue "till late. " The first drink is on the house. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat. (8 p.m. show time). $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (213) 617-1033. http://www.downtownindependent.com
July 7, 1994
Members of the "Damn Yankees" cast including Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Jean Stapleton will appear at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on July 15 prior to a screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. The event scheduled at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., is part of the academy's ongoing "Standard Screening Series." The film's original trailer and footage of the original stage version will be shown with a three-strip Technicolor print of "Damn Yankees."
December 1, 2012 |
Before making "Silver Linings Playbook" together, writer-director David O. Russell and Bradley Cooper had planned to join forces and battle the undead in Regency-era England in an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's horror-lit mash-up "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. " The project died an unkind death, but the qualities that attracted Russell to Cooper for that remained fixed in the filmmaker's head. "He had really good bad-guy energy," in "The Wedding Crashers," Russell says in this clip from The Envelope Screening Series.
December 12, 2012 |
The Screen Actors Guild nominations are set to be unveiled early Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Will the actors from "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook" be nominated for best ensemble cast, or will another film come in as a bigger surprise? The guild will start the nominations at 6 a.m. Wednesday, preceded by nominations for stunt performers at 5:50 a.m., and will air live on TNT. The SAG nominations come on the heels of Tuesday's nods for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and one day ahead of the Golden Globe nominations.
December 13, 2012 |
With their new film "Promised Land," Matt Damon and John Krasinski are not only the stars of the film, they also wrote the screenplay and acted as producers. The film also reunites Damon and director Gus Van Sant, who had tremendous success with their collaboration on 1997's "Good Will Hunting. " In "Promised Land," Damon plays the representative of an energy company who comes to a rural Pennsylvania town looking to lease land for the controversial practice known as "fracking," which releases natural gas from the ground.
December 17, 2012 |
Hugh Jackman stalked Tom Hooper; Eddie Redmayne sent in an audition on his iPhone. In fact, according to the British actor, all of Hollywood "leapt out of the musical theater closet" to try to land a part in Hooper's adaptation of "Les Miserables. " Such was the discussion at The Envelope Screening Series for Universal Pictures' musical "Les Miserables. " The discussion also included actresses Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. Jackman admitted that once the stalking ended and he landed the part, he did have a brief moment of, "Oh, wow, now I've got to do it. " But for Hooper, spending three hours with Jackman auditioning gave the director the confidence to eliminate most of the script's dialogue in exchange for a sung-through musical.