This November’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary show really will be bigger on the inside — the inside of cinemas, anyway. BBC America announced today that on Nov. 23, the 75 minute-long “The Day of the Doctor” will be screened in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Minneapolis at the same time the special is being simulcast around the world. The screenings will be 3-D with tickets going on sale Oct. 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. ET. READ FULL STORY
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“I have a feeling that Mystic Pizza may someday become known for the movie stars it showcased back before they became stars,” Roger Ebert wrote upon the film’s release in 1988. He wasn’t kidding: Though this smart coming-of-age comedy has plenty of merits, it’s best known today for introducing the world to a feisty Georgia native with a megawatt smile named Julia Roberts.
“Miss Roberts here — you just knew when she met Julia she was gonna be a huge star,” the Oscar winner’s Pizza costar Vincent D’Onofrio told EW’s Jess Cagle when the movie’s cast reunited for the magazine’s annual Reunions Issue. (Roberts’ response? A skeptical look and a gentle “Shut up!”) “There was no doubt in our minds, any of us,” he continued. “She was like a bomb waiting to go off. A big bomb!”
How crazy is the next season of Doctor Who going to be? Earlier this year, it was announced that the 12th Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi, best known for his foul-language-loving character Malcolm Tucker from the incredible British sitcom The Thick of It. Now Ben Wheatley, the director of such entertaining but extremely violent films as Kill List and Sightseers, has told Screen Daily that he is to oversee the first two adventures of the new season, which will be broadcast next year.
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“There’s always a Friday Night Lights movie just around the corner — always just around the corner.” — Peter Berg
Last we saw Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, they’d left Texas for Philadelphia, where Tami became dean of admissions at a prestigious school and Coach was starting from scratch with a new crop of inner-city football players. But series creator Peter Berg and showrunner Jason Katims had barely wrapped the show’s five-season run in 2011 when both men began dropping hints that they wanted to bring these beloved characters to the big screen. (Of course, the television show was itself based on Berg’s 2004 movie, which in turn was based on Buzz Bissinger’s 1990 book.) So thanks to their big mouths, the show’s beloved cast has had to answer movie questions every time they do an interview (or speak to any human being in the course of a day, most likely).
Monday night on Watch What Happens Live, Nashville‘s Connie Britton told Andy Cohen that she’d love to make another Friday Night Lights movie, but that such plans are being complicated by someone crucial to the story who doesn’t share her enthusiasm. “Some people are really excited about it and other people aren’t,” she said. “I love the idea. I think it’d be a great idea. But my former [TV] husband… “
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Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy follows John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), in the final years of both their lives. And now, the first trailer for the TV movie shows Lowe behind the podium as Kennedy, delivering a speech about the “very dangerous and uncertain world” in which he lived.
The trailer also gives us glimpses of Ginnifer Goodwin as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. And, of course, a first glimpse at the bullet shell that nobody saw coming.
Watch the trailer below:
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Hot Paul’s career is almost as hot as he is.
With Orphan Black not returning until April, star Dylan Bruce is using his downtime wisely. Not only has he scheduled a guest stint on The CW’s hit show Arrow, but EW has confirmed his recent Twitter announcement that he has joined Lifetime’s TV movie Flowers in the Attic.
Bruce joins the movie adaptation as Bart Winslow, the second husband of Corrine, played by Heather Graham. The movie is an adaptation of V.C. Andrew’s novel, which tells the story of what happens when Corrine leaves her four children with their grandmother (played by Ellen Burstyn), who then locks them in the attic due to a family secret. Corrine’s two eldest children, Cathy and Chris, will be played by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye.
Flowers in the Attic is currently shooting in Vancouver, and according to Lifetime, expects a release date of early next year.
As far as we’re concerned, the more Dylan Bruce in our lives, the better.
Check out his tweet below:
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Vera Farmiga talks about her Emmy nomination, the next season of 'Bates Motel,' and 'The Conjuring 2'
Vera Farmiga found out this morning that she had received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Norma Bates, the matriarch of A&E’s Psycho prequel Bates Motel. But there’s no point asking Farmiga about her chances of beating the likes of Claire Danes (who was nominated in the same category for her performance in Homeland), Robin Wright (House of Cards), or Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). “I can’t answer that question,” she says. “I have never seen an episode of any of them. Shame on me. But I’m just too busy!”
You can say that again. The mother of two young children has just finished shooting The Judge alongside Robert Downey Jr. and also stars as real-life paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren in director James Wan’s new horror film The Conjuring, which opens tomorrow.
Below, Farmiga talks more about her nomination, the second season of Bates Motel, and the likelihood of her returning for the already-in-development Conjuring 2. READ FULL STORY
Yes, friends, that’s Larry David.
And, yes, that’s Jon Hamm as Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
The pieces of this strange puzzle come together in David’s upcoming HBO film Clear History. (That’s the official poster above, being premiered exclusively on EW.com.)
In the movie, which debuts Aug. 10, David plays an executive who loses out on extreme wealth after prematurely walking away from what would become a billion dollar stake in the company for which he once worked. Years later, with nothing to show for his life — not even hair — David’s character sets out to get even with the man who DID get rich (Hamm).
Tomorrow morning, come back to InsideTV for a look at some exclusive character posters from the flick, featuring Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, and more.
A popular subject for TV movies these days, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are being brought to life again in Burton & Taylor. Rather than attempt to chronicle the tempest that was their long relationship, the BBC film focuses on the pair’s time starring in Private Lives on Broadway.
Watch the duo debate if their attraction is an addiction while they navigate super-stardom and a keen public interest in their personal lives — all the while attempting to be taken seriously as stage actors in a failing Broadway play.
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Clear History should really consider the parenthetical title The HBO Movie With Larry David in an Insane Wig. That’s been the film’s main talking point — but a new minute-and-a-half trailer changes that, revealing more of the story line, a slew of famous faces and even a hairpiece-free David.
In the TV movie, the Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind plays a marketing exec for a carmaker, and he’s not too impressed with his employer’s latest vehicle, the Howard electric car. He pulls a Jerry Maguire, telling off his boss (Jon Hamm) and selling his share in the company on his way out the door — only to have the detested car become a billion-dollar hit.
Joining David and Hamm for a ride in the Howard: Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove, Bill Hader and Danny McBride, who tells a long-haired Larry, “You look like the guy who kidnapped Elizabeth Smart!”
Watch the sneak peek below:
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It’s no longer shocking when established film directors turn to TV — after all, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, and David Fincher have all done it recently to great acclaim.
Still, you may be surprised to learn that Lifetime’s upcoming Anna Nicole Smith biopic was directed by none other than Mary Harron — a filmmaker best known for her wicked work on controversial cult favorites like I Shot Andy Warhol and American Psycho. Thanks in part to Harron’s pedigree, the movie also managed to attract an unusually accomplished cast, including Oscar winner Martin Landau (as Anna Nicole’s wealthy husband J. Howard Marshall), Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen (as Anna’s mother, Virgie), indie stalwart Adam Goldberg (as Anna’s lawyer and companion, Howard K. Stern), and Princess Bride star-turned-character actor Cary Elwes (as J. Howard’s scheming son E. Pierce Marshall).
So how did a movie maverick find herself on the set of a made-for-TV flick about a notorious celebrity train wreck? Easy — the film’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Maron, simply called her up and asked if she wanted the job. (Zadan and Maron must have a thing for Marilyn Monroe; their canceled series Smash revolved around a Marilyn musical, while Anna Nicole is peppered with references to Monroe being Smith’s idol.)
“They said they wanted to do a director-driven movie, and that was very interesting,” Harron explained in a phone interview. “And I thought it was interesting to try and do a TV movie that was like a movie-movie, in a way.”
What is it that separates Anna Nicole from a garden-variety Lifetime movie — and why does Harron think we’re still fascinated with Smith’s story, even six years after her death? The answer lies in Anna Nicole‘s unique approach to its subject, according to the director — and the enduring allure of the “beauty queen” story.
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It’s the first official photo from Warner Bros.’ Veronica Mars movie — and you don’t even have to pledge a donation to see it!
Exclusively on EW.com, here’s the first behind-the-scenes pic of Kristen Bell from the upcoming feature film based on the beloved cult series. Production got under way earlier this month in Los Angeles.
Veronica Mars, of course, was Kickstarted back to life thanks to creator Rob Thomas, the cast and fans raising more than $2 million to help fund the film in April (in fact, the grand total was $5.7 million — why, they’re going to have to add some CGI orcs or boat chases to spend it all). The movie reunites the show’s cast (last seen on The CW in 2007), including Bell, along with Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Ken Marino.
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