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Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Says Thanks for Tom Hanks

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Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. Says Thanks for Tom Hanks
When Tom Hanks jogged onto screen in his feature film debut in the 1980 slasher pic “He Knows You’re Alone,” one probably couldn’t have predicted he would go on to become one of the most successful and beloved actors of all time. Playing a psychology student who postulates about the appeal of fear, Hanks makes manages to the most of his few minutes of screen time. And even though it’s brief, you can catch some of the hallmarks of what would later become a Tom Hanks performance — charismatic but a little goofy, handsome but non-threatening, and able to make any line sound like it has a handful of meanings.

It’s been a long journey from that low-budget horror movie to two-time Academy Award-winning actor, Emmy-award winning producer and Hollywood’s Nicest Guy. On Jan. 5, the eight-time Golden Globe winner will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s special honor,
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“Home Is Where Hell Is” in the New Trailer and Poster for Travis Stevens’ Girl On The Third Floor

In her four-star SXSW review, Heather Wixson wrote that Travis Stevens' Girl on the Third Floor "feels like if Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft had teamed up to make The Money Pit," and ahead of its release this October from Dark Sky Films, a trippy new trailer has been revealed, offering a look at a home renovation gone hellishly wrong.

Written and directed by Travis Stevens, Girl on the Third Floor stars Phil "C.M. Punk" Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, and Travis Delgado.

Dark Sky Films will unleash Girl on the Third Floor in theaters and on digital platforms beginning October 25th. We have the new trailer and poster below, and check here to read Heather's review and her interview with Travis Stevens, Phil Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, and Sarah Brooks.

Synopsis: "Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (WWE
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‘The White Crow’ – Dancing From Stage To Screen

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Academy Award®-nominee Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA-winning screenwriter David Hare bring the incredible true story of the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest and most famous ballet dancers of the 20th century, vividly to life in The White Crow – which comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on 5th August.

Ukrainian ballet star, Oleg Ivenko, took on the role of the young Nureyev in his first ever acting role, following in the footsteps of the Russian dancer himself who ventured into acting as Rudolph Valentino in Ken Russell’s film of the same name in 1977.

To celebrate the release of The White Crow, we take a look back at the ballet dancers who have also made the same leap from stage to the screen.

Moira Shearer

Scottish-born Moira Shearer received her early ballet training with the Russian teacher Nicholas Legat, a former premier dancer with the Russian Imperial Ballet.
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Michael Douglas Explains How Lawsuits, Tragedy And Illness Hurt ‘Romancing The Stone’ Sequel – Produced By

Michael Douglas Explains How Lawsuits, Tragedy And Illness Hurt ‘Romancing The Stone’ Sequel – Produced By
Longtime collaborators Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito spoke in conversation at the Produced By Conference today in Burbank.

They began working together in theater in the 1960s and through One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into the ‘80s.

Tracing their intertwining careers, Douglas came to talk about the sequel to their hit Romancing the Stone.

Thirty five years later, many fans of the film may not even know there was a sequel. The 1985 film, The Jewel of the Nile, is not remembered fondly by fans of the original.

Whatever viewers may think of the sequel, there was going on behind the scenes.

It’s never a good sign when you have to sue the lead actor to be in the film. After the success of Romancing the Stone, Kathleen Turner had a lot of other offers and was set to star in The Money Pit (Shelly Long ultimately starred
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Carmine Caridi, ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 85

Carmine Caridi, ‘Godfather’ Actor, Dies at 85
Carmine Caridi, an actor who appeared in a key role in “The Godfather: Part II” as well as “The Godfather: Part III,” has died. Caridi’s representatives told TheWrap that he died on Tuesday. He was 85.

In “The Godfather: Part II,” Caridi played Carmine Rosato, who was a member of Peter Clemenza’s regime in New York City as part of the turf war with Frank Pentangeli. He also played a separate role in the third film as Albert Volpe.

In his memoir “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” Robert Evans wrote that Caridi was director Francis Ford Coppola’s first choice for the role of Sonny Corleone, a part that was eventually played by James Caan, but Evans said that Caridi was too tall to play opposite Al Pacino.

Also Read: Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers Legend and First Super Bowl Mvp, Dies at 85

Caridi had more than 100 film
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Carmine Caridi Dies: Actor in ‘The Godfather’ Sequels And Expelled Academy Member Was 85

Carmine Caridi Dies: Actor in ‘The Godfather’ Sequels And Expelled Academy Member Was 85
Carmine Caridi, who played the traitorous Carmine Rosato in The Godfather, Part II (1974) and returned to the Francis Ford Coppola franchise to portray Albert Volpe in The Godfather Part III (1990), died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, where he had been in a coma. He was 85.

The veteran actor had screen credits in the triple-digits by the end of his career but his signature roles was Rosato, a key figure in the bloody mob battle that played out as a centerpiece of The Godfather, Part II, which won the Academy Award for best picture to match the gold-plated achievement of its predecessor, The Godfather (1972). Rosato’s machinations created turmoil and confusion for the Corleone Family but in the end his gambit failed and his fate was a shotgun execution.

Caridi also gained a measure of industry notoriety in 2004 when he became the first person to be expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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Bless This Mess

Network: ABC.

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour).

Seasons: Ongoing.

TV show dates: April 16, 2019 — present.

Series status: Has not been cancelled.

Performers include: Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, Ed Begley Jr., Pam Grier, David Koechner, Jt Neal, and Madison Curry.

TV show description:

From co-creators Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, the Bless This Mess TV show is a single-camera comedy. The sitcom -- which relies heavily on the "situation" part of the formula -- centers on newlyweds Mike and Rio (Shepard and Bell), after they decide to forsake the hustle and bustle of New York City for a more pastoral life in Nebraska.

The Green Acres meets The Money Pit adventure begins when Mike inherits a farmhouse
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SXSW 2019 Review: Girl On The Third Floor Reminds Us That You Can’t Escape the Ghosts of the Past

For his first time at bat as a director, longtime indie horror producer Travis Stevens delivers up his truly unique and wickedly weird take on haunted house tropes with Girl on the Third Floor, which also features Phil Brooks (who most wrestling fans around the world know as Cm Punk) in his first ever feature film role. What’s so interesting to me, beyond the film’s narrative that takes some decidedly left turns out of nowhere—especially during the latter half of the movie—is how Girl on the Third Floor is centered around this character who is exploring this new path in his life, and both Stevens and Brooks are also branching out in new ways here as well, and that is something I not only deeply appreciate, but I think those types of parallels between real-life and filmic stories are incredibly fascinating to explore, too.

Set in Frankfort,
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Oscars flashback 25 years: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks both win for the 1st time while Whoopi Goldberg makes history

Oscars flashback 25 years: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks both win for the 1st time while Whoopi Goldberg makes history
For this year’s Oscars ceremony on Sunday, “Black Panther” is the first motion picture based on a comic book to receive a nomination in the Best Picture category. “Roma” could very well become the first foreign-language film to win in that same category. And as the years go by, it’ll be difficult to remember that there was ever a time that these things weren’t part of the norm. Remember a time when Tom Hanks had never won an Oscar and was more well-known for his comedy roles? When people didn’t like to speak about AIDS, much less make a feature film about it? Or a time when the great Steven Spielberg had yet to hold the gold statue in his hand? And when a woman or an African-American person had never hosted the annual telecast solo? It’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed since
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SXSW 2019: First Look at Girl On The Third Floor [Teaser]

Travis Stevens is best known as a producer of such memorable projects as Cheap Thrills, Jodorowsky's Dune, Starry Eyes, Xx and Mohawk among many others but with the upcoming Girl on the Third Floor, he's adding writer and director to his resume.

This isn't exactly The Money Pit but that comedy is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the write-up for Stevens' debut which stars former WWE star Phil Brooks as Don Koch, the recent buyer of a dilapidated Victorian house. Don convinces his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly) that he can manage the renovations himself but he soon realizes that he's in over his head - and it probably doesn't help matters any that the house appears to have a sordid past and may be haunted.

The fir
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‘Big’ stuff: How Penny Marshall saved Tom Hanks from a career slump … not just once but twice!

‘Big’ stuff: How Penny Marshall saved Tom Hanks from a career slump … not just once but twice!
As I thought about the loss of Penny Marshall earlier this week, something occurred to me. Ron Howard might have given fellow sitcom star Tom Hanks – the “Bosom Buddies” star who also did guest spots on “Happy Days” — his first meaty film role as a leading man in 1984’s “Splash,” in which he charmingly romances Daryl Hannah’s mermaid. But it was Marshall, along with brother Garry, who saw more dramatic potential in the actor who started off doing Shakespeare on stage.

Post-“Splash,” Hanks would be recruited to host “Saturday Night Live,” his first of nine stints and a sign he had arrived. But his follow-up movies such as “Bachelor Party,” “The Man With One Red Shoe,” “Volunteers” and “The Money Pit” were the kind of generic comedies that depended on slapstick and rowdy humor to milk laughs.

Then brother Garry paired Hanks with the legendary Jackie Gleason as
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Philip Bosco Dead at 88

Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Before acting, Bosco worked in a carnival as a trailer truck driver.

He later became a Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award in 1989 for best actor for his role as the head of an opera company in the comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." He received nominations for his performances in "The Rape of the Belt," "Heartbreak House," "You Never Can Tell" and "Moon Over Buffalo." Bosco also starred in a 2004 production of "Twelve Angry Men."

On daytime soap operas, he played roles on As the World Turns (as Eliot Markham), Guiding Light (Clarence Baily), All My Children (Lyle Wedgewood) and Ryan's Hope (Dr. Gillette).

In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his
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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88

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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

According to the Associated Press, Bosco’s daughter said the actor had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey September 26, 1930, Bosco had a successful Broadway career and won a Tony Award in 1989 for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He also received Tony nominations in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell, and Moon Over Buffalo. He also starred in the 2004 production of 12 Angry Men.

In addition to working with Mike Nichols in Working Girl and The Savages starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bosco appeared in many films that became classics. He appeared in Trading Places (1983), The Money Pit (1986), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Three
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Review: Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn" At The Papermill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Those of us who share the rather unusual- and sometimes bizarre-profession of reviewing films for a living all share a nasty little secret: there are countless classic movies that we haven't seen. I'm not alone in making this mea culpa. No less than the late, great Robert Osborne, whose insightful introductions on Turner Classic Movies helped launch that channel's success, once confided in me that even he could list numerous classic movies that he had yet to catch up with. When he confessed this to Lauren Bacall, she told him that she envied him because she wish she could recapture the sheer joy of seeing a great film for the first time. I've never seen the 1942 musical "Holiday Inn". I can't say why but perhaps it's because that as a boy growing up in the Sixties, such productions seemed quaint and unappealing when I had a celluloid tidal wave of WWII flicks,
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Tom Hanks' Classic Big Is Returning to Theaters This Summer

Tom Hanks' Classic Big Is Returning to Theaters This Summer
Big is returning to theaters in honor of its 30th anniversary. The Tom Hanks classic was released thirty years ago this summer, On June 3, 1988, to be precise. It's been a full three decades since an unsuspecting 12-year-old Josh Baskin uttered a secret wish to a carnival fortune-teller machine and he grew up overnight and now, those of us who never got the chance to experience Big the right way, on the big screen, will have the chance to do so next month.

Fathom Events has partnered with Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox for the 30th anniversary screenings. On Sunday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day (local time), Big will play in more than 700 movie theaters across the U.S. The screenings are part of the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series. The screenings will also include pre and post-film commentary by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.
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Opportunity Knocks In Hilarious Trailer For Norwegian Comedy

There's a bit of a Norwegian super-team assembled for upcoming comedy Opportunity Knocks (Norske Byggeklosser) - the new remake of one of the all time classic local pictures. Dead Snow producer Kjetil Omberg, The Bothersome Man producer Jørgen Storm Rosenberg and Fatso / Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder helmer Arild Forhlich are behind this new version with Dag star Atle Antonsen starring (and starring and starring some more) in multiple parts. The plot line will call to mind 1986 Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit for Us audiences, with its story of a couple inheriting a house badly in need of repair. The set up is a very straight forward one but the team behind the scenes here is anything but. We've been raging fans...

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Geotech pattern drilling: How could it help locate the Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island?

The Money Pit and all its associated drilling shafts have posed a real problem for Rick and Marty Lagina and the team on The Curse of Oak Island. They have drilled, excavated and dived several shafts now in the search for the ever-elusive treasure, but this year Marty is bringing in more advanced methods garnered from his years of experience drilling for shale gas through his former company Terra Energy. It was revealed in the premiere that the pair will be using pattern drilling and what was called the “geotech technique”. Geotech stands for geotechnical engineering, and is a branch...read more
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What’s the story behind the Money Pit on The Curse of Oak Island?

The Money Pit is a name that pricks up the ears of every treasure hunter worth their salt when they hear it mentioned, and has attracted everyone from businessmen to future presidents of the United States. The origins of the Money Pit date back to around 1795, when a 16-year-old boy called Daniel McInnes from Chester in Nova Scotia is said to have paddled over to Oak Island to look for game to hunt. The island was uninhabited at the time and as he explored he was surprised to find some features that looked a little out of the ordinary....read more
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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million

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Tom Hanks’ ‘Money Pit’ Mansion Gets Renovated, on Sale for $5.9 Million
The house that Tom Hanks struggled to keep together in “The Money Pit” is now on sale for $5.9 million, hopefully without a raccoon in the dumbwaiter. According to its listing on Sotheby’s, the house, which was built in 1898 and is located in Lattingtown, New York, has a six-car garage, eight fireplaces, eight bedrooms (including a four-room master suite), and is described as “A Stately Estate Lovingly And Meticulously Restored To Modern Turnkey Eminence.” Also Read: Tom Hanks Is Set to Star in and Produce 'a Man Called Ove' Adaptation But when the middle-class couple played by Tom Hanks and Shelly.
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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking
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