Tag Archives: Gene Hackman

Tom Hanks: The Top 25 (Best Actor)

Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last, much like with last week. This one is arguably the second biggest of them all…the Best Actor field. This is as prestigious a[...]

Bruce Willis just one of the top-shelf names in Wes Anderson’s next film

HollywoodNews.com: Wow! Wes Anderson is assembling an edgy eclectic cast for his next movie “Moon Rise Kingdom.” Per Deadline, he’s considering Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and his go-to guy Bill Murray. “Moon” reps the first live action Anderson film since 2007’s “The Darjeeling Limited.” Anderson wrote the[...]

INTERVIEW: Tony Scott talks Denzel, Gene Hackman’s retirement, and runaway trains for “Unstoppable”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s interview feature, “Hollywood In Ten,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies we love, and corners them for some quality minutes. After shooting their remake of “The Taking of Pelham 123,” Tony Scott and Denzel Washington needed a change of scenery. They didn’t get it. Instead[...]

Tony Curtis, 85, died last night in Las Vegas

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Three recent deaths rocked the entertainment industry, casting a shadow over the Hollywood community. Tony Curtis, the Oscar nominee who once wooed Marilyn Monroe and impressed the Academy as one half of Stanley Kramer’s “The Defiant Ones,” died Wednesday night in his Las Vegas home. The coroner reports[...]

Sony launches innovative ‘Classics By Request’ program

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Have you ever wanted to raid a studio’s vault and order the movies you want on DVD, instead of waiting for execs to decide which titles they were going to release? Well, we’re a little closer to that dream becoming a reality. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment just opened[...]

Coppola strikes deal with Lionsgate, promises “Apocalypse Now” and “Conversation” Blu-rays

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Buried in today’s news release that Lionsgate entered a home-video distribution agreement with American Zoetrope — essentially giving them access to Francis Ford Coppola’s prestigious library of films — is the revelation that “Apocalypse Now” is making its way to Blu-ray and will be on shelves Oct.[...]

Tribeca Film Festival: “Murderball” Director’s Feature debut

By Scott Feinberg On Saturday evening, “Monogamy” (video preview) — the feature debut of Dana Adam Shapiro, who won an Oscar for co-directing the great documentary “Murderball” (2005) — premiered at the Borough of Manhattan Community College as part of the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival. Ironically, it followed a screening[...]