June 13, 2015 |
Ian McKellen: keep moving! Sir Ian McKellen , 76, says he needs to keep working, keep moving, keep busy, keep keepin' on, lest he begin feeling his age. "Keep working, keep moving, keep exercising, keep thinking, keep enjoying yourself," McKellen, who is playing a 90-year-old Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes , tells Time Out mag. Whenever he slows down, he says, he remembers his age. "I've been a pensioner for over 10 years. So I have intimations of incapacity," said the X-Men star.
December 18, 2014
NOW THAT "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies are finally wrapped, the filmmakers involved seem more exhausted than elated. At least their post-"Hobbit" interviews make it seem that way. So I asked the opinion of Martin Freeman, who plays the title character in director Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy. (Jackson also did the "Rings" trilogy.) "I'm probably not as exhausted as Peter is, who has spent every day and every night on it for many, many years," the actor said.
March 20, 2013 |
Sheldon Stephens , the first of four men who accused former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of molesting him when he was underage, alleges in a new lawsuit that Clash, 52, indulged in an orgiastic intake of crystal meth and "poppers" before having sex with Stephens, then 16. The suit, filed by the Harrisburg resident in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, says Clash promised the young would-be actor he'd help advance his career. Clash lawyer Michael Berger calls the suit meritless.
January 25, 2013 |
ALL HAIL the king of the nerds. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams , who is already behind the reboot of "Star Trek," will also be behind the next edition of "Star Wars. " According to the website "The Wrap," Abrams will follow up "Star Trek Into Darkness" with "Episode VII" of the "Star Wars" franchise, scheduled to reach theaters in 2015. Fans already have begun lining up at Comic-Con with their lightsabers. Abrams previously told reporters that he would not be involved with the "Star Wars" franchise, but can you really trust the guy who plotted "Lost"?
December 14, 2012 |
Traffic alert: There's an epic pileup in Middle-earth, and it doesn't end at the troll-hoard on the Great East Road. In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , Peter Jackson's bloated and blustery adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fairy-tale gem about a furry-footed homebody handpicked to go a-questing with a band of potbellied dwarfs, all manner of creatures collide in all manner of ways on all manner of terrain. Orcs and wars, elves and goblins, Great Eagles and Great Spiders, furry little ponies and giants made of stone, not to mention a dragon asleep on a mountainous pile of loot and an emaciated hobbit corrupted by avarice - it's a bumper-to-bumper mess, and you can rubberneck it all in 3-D if you care to shell out the extra silver pennies.
December 9, 2012 |
'Gandalf is in Middle-earth to keep an eye on everybody, and that can be a rather serious matter," says Ian McKellen , not all that seriously, on the phone from his London home the other day. Absent last week from the Wellington, New Zealand, world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , McKellen, of course, is Gandalf - the wise old wizard and guiding spirit in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and now in The Hobbit ...
October 28, 2011 |
Tired of seeing the same horror films every Halloween? Here are some scary movies you might never have seen. All titles are available on DVD or Blu-ray. Audition (1999, dir. Takashi Miike) A widower looks for his new wife by setting up film auditions for hot young women. Boy, does he fall for the wrong dame - a sadistic killer who finds creative ways to torture him. In a Glass Cage (1987, dir. Agustí Villaronga) A stunning indictment of Franco's Spain, this unforgettable shocker is about an iron-lung-bound ex-Nazi pedophile who develops a chilling teacher-student relationship with his male nurse.
April 3, 2011
By Judi Dench, as told to John Miller St. Martin's. 268 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Jessica Gelt Although Judi Dench is perhaps best known to American film audiences for her Oscar-winning turn in Shakespeare in Love and for portraying "M" in the more recent James Bond movies, she is a live-theater actress at heart. And it is through this sepia-toned lens that she tells the story of her life onstage in her new memoir, And Furthermore . The book begins with Dench as a little girl in a very theatrical family, before cataloging every role she played on stage, TV, and film over her more than 50-year career.
May 8, 2009 |
A businessman and his secretary, both married to different people, kiss in the office. Scandal! Scandal indeed - if you're talking about small-town America in the mid-1960s. Especially if that town is Peyton Place. That scene, and others like it, shocked many a citizen in 1964 when a TV version of Lana Turner's 1957 Oscar-nominated film - and Grace Metalious' controversial book - debuted on ABC. Peyton Place: Part One from Shout! Factory (www.shoutfactorystore.
May 1, 2008 |
LADIES, IF YOU'RE going to date a minor, make sure your ex is cool with it. TMZ.com reports that Billy Bob Thornton's 15-year-old son, Willie Thornton, is being questioned by Los Angeles law enforcement officials as the alleged victim of "unlawful sex. " TMZ.com says that Willie has been dating a 22-year-old woman whose ex-boyfriend apparently became jealous and called the L.A.P.D. today to rat her out as a predator. Willie is reportedly cooperating with the sex-crimes unit.