Gene Wilder: Remembering A Comedy Movie Icon – Photos
Here is a photo gallery focusing on the career of Gene Wilder, who died Sunday. The revered comic actor starred in such inarguable classics as The Producers, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein and worked alongside such comedy greats as Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor (four times), Wilder’s wife Gilda Radner, Madeleine Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman and Charles Grodin — and even with the likes of Donald Sutherland and… Read
IATSE Offers To Help ‘Sausage Party’ Animators & Fight “Untenable” VFX Working Conditions
Claiming that "the entire visual effects industry now operates on race-to-the bottom conditions," IATSE president Matt Loeb has extended "an open invitation to all members of the VFX community to offer assistance." The offer comes in the wake of this month's bankruptcy of ARC Productions in Toronto, and allegations that Nitrogen Studios didn't pay overtime to animators on Sony’s recent release Sausage Party, which was shot in British Columbia.
The union says it has… Read
Emma Thompson In Talks To Star In Director Richard Eyre’s ‘The Children Act’
EXCLUSIVE: Emma Thompson is in talks to star in director Richard Eyre’s The Children Act, based on the book by Ian McEwan which follows a British High Court judge who must make judgments on a plethora of seemingly hopeless and unpleasant cases.
Judge Fiona Maye is so involved with her cases that she hears that it often strains her marriage. But one case is of particular difficultly — that of a 17 year-old boy who is suffering from leukemia and does not want to be forced… Read
Student Academy Award Winners Unveiled
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have selected 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards. The awards ceremony is set for September 22 at he Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where gold, silver and bronze medals in the seven categories will be announced.
The Academy said it received a record 1,749 film submissions this year from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities. The winners are eligible to compete for 2016… Read
‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Will Restart Production In February
EXCLUSIVE: Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure starring Dylan O’Brien will start up again in February, sources tell Deadline. The production had shut down after O’Brien was sidelined after being seriously injured on the set in March while filming the third installment of the popular YA franchise and was hospitalized with injuries to his face.
The production was supposed to start up on May 9 but that was postponed, as was the release date, to give O’Brien more… Read
‘The Hollars’ Review: John Krasinski’s Directorial Triumph Earns Laughs & Tears
John Krasinski, who not only co-stars in the touching new dramedy The Hollars but also expertly directs it, has said he wanted to make a Terms Of Endearment for a new generation. If the balance of hearty laughs and earned tears is any indication, he has succeeded. This is a roaringly funny movie filled with heart and emotion. The film opened on a limited basis over the weekend in New York and Los Angeles, but as I say in my video review above, this could truly be a… Read
Gene Wilder: Hollywood Reacts To Legendary Comic Actor’s Death
Refresh for latest… Hollywood is mourning the loss of Gene Wilder, the great comedic actor who died late Sunday. Reactions on Twitter range from “genius” — repeatedly — and “hero” to “giant of comedy” and “true original.” Here is a sampling of reactions from social media.
Cloris Leachman, co-star of Young Frankenstein:
“Oh, Gene, it’s too soon! It’s too soon.”
Gene Wilder was a giant of comedy. His legacy of films is inspiring. A true genius..
— Billy Crystal… Read
Mel Brooks On Gene Wilder: “One Of The Truly Great Talents Of Our Time”
Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder teamed as director and star on a trio of iconic comedy films in their careers, in a collaboration that began with 1967’s The Producers, then a pair of classics amazingly in the same year: 1974’s Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, the second of which the two co-wrote.
Brooks tweeted a statement today after Wilder died at age 83:
Gene Wilder-One of the truly great talents of our time. He blessed every film we did with his magic & he… Read
Gene Wilder Dies: ‘Willy Wonka’, ‘Young Frankenstein’ & ‘Blazing Saddles’ Star Was 83
Gene Wilder, the singular comedy actor whose many iconic credits include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and the Mel Brooks classics Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles and The Producers, died late Sunday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease in Stamford, CT. His family confirmed the news to the Associated Press.
Born Jerome Silberman on June 11. 1933, in Milwaukee, Wilder started his career in TV and onstage in the early 1960s but later would focus on… Read
MoMA Slates Fall Bardfest With 21 Shakespeare-Related Films
New York’s Museum of Modern Art will screen an eclectic assortment of films based on or inspired by William Shakespeare next month in “Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film, October 12–24 at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The series features work from directors Kenneth Branagh, Laurence Olivier, Baz Luhrmann, Roman Polanski, Julie Taymor, and Franco Zeffirelli; performances from actors Olivier, Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Ethan Hawke, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Anthony… Read
‘In Dubious Battle’ Trailer: James Franco Takes On John Steinbeck – Venice
EXCLUSIVE: Multi-hyphenate James Franco, no stranger to classic American literature, has taken his first directorial shot at moving John Steinbeck to the screen with an adaptation of In Dubious Battle. Originally published in 1936, the novel is the lesser-known title in Steinbeck’s unofficial Dustbowl Trilogy — which also includes Of Mice And Men and The Grapes Of Wrath — but has been hailed as among his strongest works. It’s a study of man’s struggle against himself set… Read