This looks like a movie I'd enjoy...
Amy Adams is usually good and the rest of the cast is pretty interesting as well.
Looking forward to seeing this when it comes out on May 15th.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
A couple pics were released for the upcoming Bill and Ted Face the Music sequel...
They look pretty much like they did thirty years ago, when the film first came out (Geez...I'm old!). So, that should help.
Not sure that the world needed a sequel to the first films, but we'll see how people react to it when it come out on August 21st.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
Very sad news today...
Danny Aiello, whose roles in Do the Right Thing, Moonstruck, The Godfather Part II and other films made him one of the most familiar and admired character actors of recent decades, died Thursday in a New Jersey medical facility following a sudden illness. He was 86.
Aiello’s film breakthrough came in 1973 with a supporting role in baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly, starring Robert De Niro. A signature role came the following year when he played mobster Tony Rosato in Francis Ford Coppola’s Best Picture Oscar winner The Godfather Part II.
He’d also appear in four Woody Allen projects: 1976’s The Front, in which Allen starred as a man hopelessly caught up in the Hollywood blacklist; 1985’s The Purple Rose of Cairo; 1987’s Radio Days; and, in 1981, Allen’s Broadway play The Floating Lightbulb, in which Aiello co-starred with Bea Arthur.
Additional notable film credits include Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Harlem Nights (1989), Hudson Hawk (1991), Ruby (1992), Léon: The Professional (1994), 2 Days in the Valley (1996), TV miniseries The Last Don (1997), Dinner Rush (2000) and Lucky Number Slevin (2006).
Aiello was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as pizzeria owner Sal Frangione in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Lee’s groundbreaking 1989 tale of race relations in Brooklyn. Aiello played against type in Norman Jewison’s 1987’s Moonstruck, playing the lovestruck — and eventually jilted — fiancé of Cher’s Loretta. In 1992, Aiello played the title character in Ruby, a chronicle of Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassin Jack Ruby.
A longtime resident of New Jersey, Aiello is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sandy, and three children.
He was always good in everything he did, had a long career, and was married to his wife for 64 years...that is pretty amazing just by itself.
He will be missed.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Good news today for Shazam fans...
Warner Bros. has revealed that Shazam! 2 will open on April 1, 2022.
The sequel’s creative team wasn’t included in the announcement. But earlier this year, director David F. Sandberg and screenwriter Henry Gayden were both reportedly returning to develop the sequel.
I really enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to this one too.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Good news for us Matrix fans...
The untitled fourth Matrix film, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss, will be out May 21, 2021. Lana Wachowski is writing and directing the new Matrix, which already has a slew of new stars coming on board.
One interesting note here is that, as it stands, The Matrix 4 will open the same day as John Wick 4, which would be kind of crazy. Two action-packed part fours starring Keanu Reeves hitting theaters on the same day? One has to assume John Wick will push, but we’ll see what happens.
Looking forward to seeing this for sure!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Very sad news today...
Philip McKeon, the former child actor who played young Tommy Hyatt on the 1976-85 CBS sitcom Alice, died today in Texas after a long illness. The elder brother of Facts of Life actress Nancy McKeon, was 55.
McKeon would go on to appear in such TV series as The Love Boat, Amazing Stories and Favorite Son but is best known for his first role as the precocious son of Linda Lavin’s title character in Alice.
McKeon also had small roles on the big screen in films including Sandman, Red Surf and 976-EVIL II. He also appeared on TV game shows including The Hollywood Squares and The $100,000 Pyramid and later worked for 10 years in the news department at Los Angeles radio outlet KFWB-AM. He then moved to Wimberly, Texas, where he spent the past several years hosting a local radio show.
55 years old...so young.
I think Linda Lavin is the only one from the original cast that is still alive.
He will be missed.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The first trailer for the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, was released today...
These movies all pretty much have the same plot, lots of being chased, shot at, big stunts, being captured, almost dying, then escaping, the end.
But, they are always well done, beautifully shot, and good mindless fun until the next one rolls around.
We'll see how Daniel Craig's final Bond performance does when it opens on April 8th.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019
Very sad news over the weekend...
Veteran actress and Will & Grace breakout star and fan-favorite Shelley Morrison died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 83.
In addition to Will & Grace, Morrison’s resume includes a lengthy list of TV series and films. From 1967 to 1970 She played Sister Sixto alongside Sally Field in the iconic series The Flying Nun.
She also had guest-starring roles in other TV staples from the ’60s on, including The Fugitive, L.A. Law and Murder, She Wrote. She also provided the voice of Mrs. Portillo in Handy Manny, an animated series from Disney. She also appeared alongside many legendary actors in many films including How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968) alongside Dean Martin, Funny Girl (1968) with Barbra Streisand, Mackenna’s Gold (1969) with Gregory Peck as well as Fools Rush In (1997) with Salma Hayek.
The actress’s career spans 50 years but is best known as the sharp-tongued maid Rosario Salazar from NBC’s Will & Grace who would go head to head with Megan Mullally’s Karen Walker, trading verbal jabs and insults. She played the character for eight seasons from 1999 to 2006 and won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.
I used to love her on The Flying Nun and especially on Will and Grace. Her arguments with Karen were one of my favorite parts of the show. Like this one for example...
I thought the show did a great job of paying tribute to her and the character this past year. They must have known that she was ill.
She will be missed but fondly remembered.