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7 Iconic Mike Nichols Movie Scenes To Revisit
There have been a few stories about changes being made to the new production of Peter Pan that NBC will broadcast live on December 4, starring Allison Williams. Most notably, songs are being cut and (more notably) added.
Now there is another powerful source of information on the problem of irregular migration. The movie Simshar -- made during 2009-2011 depicts one of the thousands of real life tragedies that occur in the choppy winter Mediterranean Sea.
At this point, it seems pretty pointless to review a new entry in The Hunger Games series.
Last Friday night! I had the incredible experience of watching the first televised Hollywood Film Awards. Okay, there's "tacky" and then there is "hopeless." The HFA was on the latter side.
The show's not a classic sense of "whodunit" -- but why. This delving deep into the minds of the "unsub" each week is what makes it worth watching. And, I think there are a few lessons that we writers can glean from those BAU profilers about how to craft our characters.
If you've been going through the vast collection of films that have lapsed into the pubic domain, you've likely stumbled upon an animated feature called The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, a strange little thing featuring voices by such luminaries as Peter Ustinov, Claire Bloom, and Denholm Elliott.
I, along with most women my age, fell in love with The Mary Tyler Moore Show when it first aired in 1970. Her best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern, was funny, honest, beautiful and always fascinating. To paraphrase Valerie Harper, "We all looked up to Mary but we identified with Rhoda."
The costumes and sets are inventive, but, again, bleak and lacking in any color. And while, granted, this is not a remake of The Sound of Music, I longed for relief from the extended suffering.
"Birdman" is a rare bird of a movie. It is unexpected, surprising and in some ways shocking. It is first and foremost one of the most intriguing and entertaining movies of the year.
"Elaine Stritch gave me a wonderful birthday present; a beautiful photograph of a baby girl -- herself!" joked the great actor Nathan Lane at the memorial to his fellow actor in New York. He noted that she was "a force of nature."
Winter Sleep, winner of the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prizes at this year's Cannes Festival, is a film centered on brilliant dialogue where the subtleties of the relationships are slowly unveiled through conversations of what's said and not said.
As far as mother/daughter relationships in the entertainment industry, one of the most iconic and intriguing relationship dynamics was between Brooke Shields and her mother/manager Teri.
It is exciting to see a few examples of people with Down syndrome making it to the "Big Screen."
We should be a culture obsessed with talking about people's character over their personal lives. Could you imagine the tabloids printing feverishly to expose great parenting and community involvement?