Anna D. Shapiro delivers a flawless, beautifully acted revival of John Steinbeck’s 1937 play.
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BEIJING – Period action film “Outcast,” starring Nicolas Cage, is being tipped for sequel treatments, even though the first picture is some five months from release. “Resident Evil” producer Jeremy Bolt announced plans for a sequel in Beijing on Thursday ahead of a high profile seminar on Chinese-international co-production. “Outcast,” a tale of two 12th… Read more »
Mitchell Jason, who appeared onstage, in films and on TV, died in Doylestown, Penn., on March 11. He was 92. Jason studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, acted in numerous Broadway and Off Broadway shows and appeared in many movies and TV shows. His most recent stage appearance was in the Tony Award-winning… Read more »
Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” shot to the top of both national home video sales charts for the week ended April 13, ending a three-week stay at the top for Walt Disney’s “Frozen.” “Frozen” slipped to No. 2 on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales,… Read more »
Fox 2000 has tapped “Elf” scribe David Berenbaum to write a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit “Mrs. Doubtfire,” with Robin Williams attached to reprise his starring role and Chris Columbus to return as director. The original movie, which was based on the Anne Fine book, followed Williams’ struggling actor and divorced father who disguises himself as an… Read more »
Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy and the Doobie Brothers are set to headline the 17th Doheny Blues Festival, held annually at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
Hal Cooper, a director and executive producer for television who helmed shows including “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Maude” and “Gimme a Break” and was a pioneer during the golden age of the medium, died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills on April 11. He was 91. As… Read more »
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the “power and incentive” to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the Internet. In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent on… Read more »
Eli Roth is back with his first feature directorial effort since 2007′s “Hostel: Part II,” and the first trailer for “The Green Inferno” promises all the gore and horror his fans have come to expect. Roth directed, produced and co-wrote (with Guillermo Amoedo) the horror-thriller, which follows a group of student activists who travel from… Read more »
The doctors of Axelle Ropert’s “Miss and the Doctors” are a pair of bachelor family physicians who immerse themselves in their work at the expense of just about anything else.