Tom Hanks Doesn’t Watch His Old Movies: ‘Who Does That?’
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Wanna introduce a film on Turner Classic Movies? Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 A new contest will let a Turner Classic Movies fan co-host a film with Robert Osborne. (Photo: TCM) SHARE 29 CONNECT 12 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE If I watch a classic film on Turner Classic Movies, I make sure to catch Robert Osborne’s insightful introductions and postscripts. More often than not, he tells me something I didn’t know, and that even goes for movies I’ve seen dozens of times (like, say, The Graduate). This month, TCM is holding a contest that will let one lucky fan co-host a movie with Osborne. Over at the site for its ” Ultimate Fan Contest ,” you can submit a 90-second video of yourself introducing a classic film. Along with being featured on the air, the grand-prize winner will win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, where he/she also will introduce a film. The contest just kicked off, so few submissions have been posted on the site. However, this clever sample sets the standard for what they’re looking for. TCM is accepting entries through Oct. 31. For complete rules, head to fancontest.tcm.com .
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‘Gravity’ Thrills You Like Few Movies Can (Photos)
In every other version, the script skewed closely to the original film, and his didnt, said Goldwyn, whose legendary grandfather produced the 1947 musical-comedy version.The modern Mitty is now less of a hapless daydreamer and more of a man who takes it upon himself to step out of his head and into real life. It gave the character clarity. Thats what got Ben on board, Fox on board, got the thing moving down the track, added Goldwyn. Said Stiller, We just wanted to honor the material and tell the story pretty simply. But I think theres a lot beneath the surface in the Walter character, like the idea of what people have underneath. Thats something everybody in the cast related to. Adrian Martinez, who plays Hernando,Walters co-worker at Life magazine, marveled at Stillers work ethic. I cant even imagine directing a film of this size and performing and producing and being so conscientious of every detail and staying present with his fellow actors in every scene, he said. Scott, for his part, relished the chance to play a bearded baddie whos heading a downsizing team at Life. (Hecurrently stars as supportive husband and all-around good guy Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation.)I really love A-holes, said Scott. I love watching them in real life, and I love watching pretend ones in movies. Heady sheads are some of my favorite fake people to watch.
Prima Cinema Brings First-Run Movies To Your Home
So presuming your equipment can handle the latter, it should be a little better than BD. That said,even if it looks the same as Blu-ray, thats still excellent. Currently, Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Magnolia Pictures Millennium and Cinedigm offer movies on Prima. If other services are any indication (like Netflix Netflix , iTunes, Google Google Play and etc.), expect to see more studios sign on if Prima does well. Cost(s) If youre expecting the Prima Cinema to be expensive, youd be right. Just the hardware is $35,000. Each movie is $500, and you only get to watch it once. You have to be vetted by the company (you cant just buy one). The fingerprint scanner makes sure its you watching the movie (or are at least in the room when it starts). There are even more draconian security features than the use of your digit. Its essentially locked to your home and specific display. If you didnt think Hollywood was paranoid about their content getting out, well, now you know. While the upfront cost is steep, I cant say $500 is outrageous for each viewing. After all, if youve got a family of 4, plus a few friends, plus drinks and snacks, a night out at the movies could easily cost over $200. A $300 premium for not having to go to the theater and being the go-to house for movie night that doesnt seem unreasonable.
Stone a reason to keep on going. But when all is said and done, Gravity really belongs to Bullock. She may still wonder if she deserved her Oscar for The Blind Side, but after watching her here, its clear that she did and she may be getting another one come next March. Bullock gives the performance of her life as she reveals her characters inner struggles that illustrate how theres more going on with her than just trying to stay alive. The more we learn about Dr. Stone, the more we see that this is not so much a movie about a woman lost in space as much as it is a woman trying to escape the darkness that has engulfed her soul. Bullock can just draw you into a scene with her eyes which easily reveal much of her characters inner torment as her oxygen continues to run out. Ive always admired her as an actress and her roles in Demolition Man and Speed showed her to be an unforgettable talent. In recent years we have seen her do what seems like an endless number of romantic comedies, so it feels rare to see her in such a dramatic film. But Bullock is so enthralling to watch here and there is not a single false note in her performance. I dont think its too much to say that Cuaron is a magician when it comes to making a movie. He gave us an enchanting childlike vision of the world with A Little Princess, a marvelous coming of age story with Y Tu Mama Tambien, the first truly great Harry Potter movie with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and one of the more unique dystopian science fiction movies of recent years with Children of Men. From one film to the next, he gives us astonishing illusions that have us in awe of what he can accomplish. Cuaron leaves you with a strong sense of wonder with Gravity, and thats a quality seriously lacking in most movies coming out right now. Cuaron is also aided tremendously by a strong creative team that includes his son Jonas who co-wrote the screenplay with him, Steven Price who composed the movies hypnotic score, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki who makes space look as beautiful and inhospitable in equal measure, and David Heyman who makes this his first film as a producer outside of the Harry Potter franchise. All have come together to create something that redeems our collective hope in the possibility of cinema.