Funny Girl (1968) - News Poster

(1968)

News

Sky Cinema: What’s New in September 2020?

Sky Cinema: What’s New in September 2020?
There are some terrific new movies ahead on Sky Cinema in September that’ll cover quite a few bases if you’re not sure what you fancy on an evening.

Le Mans ’66 and Judy have the biopics covered, while Don’t Let Go and Darlin’ are some fast horror fare. If you’re in the mood for action? Terminator: Dark Fate will be along in the back half of the month.

Here’s a comprehensive look ahead at September on Sky Cinema…

New Premieres

The Good Liar – 4th September

Ian McKellen’s con man Roy decides his next mark will be millionairess widow Betty (Helen Mirren), but things don’t pan out quite the way he hoped.

Black and Blue – 5th September

This thriller stars Naomie Harris as a cop who accidentally films the killing of a young drug dealer on her body cam. Since the murderers were also cops,
See full article at Den of Geek »

9 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to Stephen Sondheim (Photos)

9 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to Stephen Sondheim (Photos)
Henry Fonda, actor (1905-82)

Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album, “Great Documents” (1977)

Oscar: Best Actor, “On Golden Pond” (1981)

Tony: Best Actor, “Mister Roberts” (1948); Best Actor, “Clarence Darrow” (1975)

Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and producer (1895-1960)

Grammy: Best Original Cast Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Oscar: Best Original Song, “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good” (1941); “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)

Tony: Three awards for “South Pacific” (1950); Best Musical, “The King and I” (1952); Best Musical, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Elton John

Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, “That’s What Friends Are For” (1986); Best Instrumental Composition, “Basque” (1991); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (1994); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Candle in the Wind” (1997); Best Show Album, “Aida” (2000)

Oscar: Best Original Son, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” (1994)

Tony: Best Score, “Aida” (2000)

John Legend, songwriter and
See full article at The Wrap »

Naya Rivera Took a Basic ‘Glee’ Character and Made Her Unforgettable (Column)

  • Variety
Naya Rivera Took a Basic ‘Glee’ Character and Made Her Unforgettable (Column)
Naya Rivera was a fearsome screen presence who made meals out of whatever crumbs she got. While she began her TV career sparkling with winsome charm as a child actor on sitcoms like “Family Matters” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” it was on “Glee” that she got to prove the full breadth of what she could do. In Santana Lopez, Rivera took a flat character and made her vital by the sheer force of her inarguable charisma.

The role that made Rivera famous — and is now her most memorable, period, after her tragic death at just 33 years old — shouldn’t have been half as magnetic as it immediately became with her in it. When first introduced, Santana Lopez was just a bitchy cheerleader — the smirky, sexed-up Latina counterpart for Quinn (Dianna Agron), the show’s blonde heroine teetering atop the pyramid with a delicate smile. To balance out and humanize Quinn,
See full article at Variety »

William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

  • Gold Derby
William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
William Wyler would’ve celebrated his 118th birthday on July 1, 2020. The three-time Oscar winner crafted several classics during Hollywood’s Golden Age, adapting his style to a wide variety of genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1902 in Germany, Wyler immigrated to the U.S. when his cousin, Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle, hired him as an errand boy. He quickly moved up the ranks, directing shorts during the silent era before transitioning into features. It was with the advent of sound that he hit his stride, displaying an ear for dialogue that would serve him well in lofty literary adaptations produced by his longtime partner, independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

Wyler quickly became an Oscar mainstay, earning a record-breaking 12 nominations for Best Director: “Dodsworth” (1936), “Wuthering Heights” (1939), “The Letter” (1940), “The Little Foxes” (1941), “Mrs. Miniver” (1942), “The Best Years of Our Lives
See full article at Gold Derby »

From Funny Girl To Feminist: Tracey Ullman Takes On Betty Friedan In ‘Mrs. America’

From Funny Girl To Feminist: Tracey Ullman Takes On Betty Friedan In ‘Mrs. America’
Tracey Ullman has made a name for herself as a world-class comedienne over the past several decades. (How long has she been around? It was her ’80s sketch show that gave birth to The Simpsons!) But on Mrs. America, Ullman takes on a very serious role, playing staunch feminist advocate Betty Friedan in the miniseries [...]

The post From Funny Girl To Feminist: Tracey Ullman Takes On Betty Friedan In ‘Mrs. America’ appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
See full article at Hollywood Outbreak »

Netflix UK: What’s New in May 2020?

Netflix UK: What’s New in May 2020?
There has never – not once – been an occasion where Netflix has asked us if we’re still watching and we haven’t been, but it still feels nice to be checked on! Every month, when it’s not making sure we’re still alive, the streaming service brings us loads of original content to feast our eyes on, and here at Den of Geek we like to give you a pretty comprehensive list of what’s being added in the weeks to come.

In May 2020, Netflix UK is offering Modern Family and New Girl binging opportunities, as well as old favourites like Labyrinth and The Blues Brothers. Alongside these are new seasons of Dead to Me and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which is wrapping up on the platform after delivering a glorious run of animated perfection. If you haven’t yet given the rebooted series a shot, now
See full article at Den of Geek »

Jennifer Lopez Says She "Loved" Her Engagement Ring From Ex Ben Affleck

Jennifer Lopez Says She
Bennifer! Remember that gorgeous pink diamond engagement ring Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with back in 2002? Well, she certainly does. The Hustlers star, who is currently engaged to beau Alex Rodriguez, couldn't help but gush over the ring from Affleck during a recent chat with Apple Music's Zane Lowe. Lopez took part in the at-home hangout this week along with Dua Lipa and Charli Xcx, during which the stars shared how they're spending time amid social distancing. While chatting with the fellow singers, Lopez explained that she's introducing her kids to movies, like Barbra Streisand's Funny Girl. When asked if she's met Streisand, Lopez said she has. "I met her...
See full article at E! Online »

‘Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President’ to open 2020 Tribeca Film Festival

‘Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President’ to open 2020 Tribeca Film Festival
Live performances by Willie Nelson, musical director Paul Shaffer to follow screening.

Mary Wharton’s Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President will open the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, set to run in New York from April 15 – 26.

The rockumentary-style presidential portrait chronicles the role of popular music in helping to propel Carter, a former peanut farmer from the southern state of Georgia, to the White House.

Submarine will handle sales on the film, which features interviews with President Carter, filmed in 2018 at the age of 93, and rare archival footage from Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon and others.

Chris Farrell, writer Bill Flanagan,
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Shelley Morrison Dies: ‘Will & Grace’ Actress And Fan Favorite Was 83

  • Deadline
Shelley Morrison Dies: ‘Will & Grace’ Actress And Fan Favorite Was 83
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.

Morrison’s publicist Lori DeWaal told the Associated Press that Morrison died from heart failure after a brief illness.

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.

Morrison was born in the Bronx, New York as Rachel Mitrani in 1936. She primarily spoke Spanish and was cast in many Latinx roles. In addition to Will & Grace, Morrison’s resume includes a lengthy list of TV series and films. From 1967 to 1970 She played Sister
See full article at Deadline »

Shelley Morrison, ‘Will and Grace’ Star, Dies at 83

  • The Wrap
Shelley Morrison, ‘Will and Grace’ Star, Dies at 83
Shelley Morrison, a veteran character actress best known for playing the maid Rosario on “Will and Grace,” died Sunday at age 83.

She died of heart failure after a brief illness, her publicist told the Associated Press.

Originally cast as the maid of Megan Mullally’s spoiled Karen Walker for a single episode, she parlayed it into a recurring role in 68 episodes of the NBC sitcom between 1999 and 2006. She was part of the cast that was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2002 and 2004.

A native Spanish speaker who was born in the Bronx to Sephardic Jews, Morrison first broke out playing a Native American in Western TV shows in the ’60s like “Laredo.”

In 1967, she landed her first major role in the hit sitcom “The Flying Nun,” in which she played a malaprop-prone Puerto Rican nun opposite Sally Field’s high-flying novice.
See full article at The Wrap »

From ‘Star Wars’ To ‘Top Gun’: Director Midge Costin Explores Power Of Cinematic Sound In Awards-Contending Doc ‘Making Waves’

  • Deadline
From ‘Star Wars’ To ‘Top Gun’: Director Midge Costin Explores Power Of Cinematic Sound In Awards-Contending Doc ‘Making Waves’
Imagine a light saber without its ominous hum, R2D2 without his squeals and beeps, or a Wookie without his bleat.

That’s the impoverished reality we might face without the inspired work of Ben Burtt, sonic Jedi Knight behind the original Star Wars. He’s one of the creative pioneers discussed in the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, a film by Midge Costin that celebrates the unsung contributions of Hollywood’s great sound designers.

How Burtt obtained the throaty vocalizations for Chewbacca, for example, involved a visit to a young bear in a pen.

“The way they got it to make sound was to show it bread. It loved bread,” Richard Anderson, one of Burtt’s sound colleagues on Star Wars, recalls in the documentary. The bear’s pining for yeasty treats became the Wookie’s plaintive wails, with Chewie’s more contented sounds coming from
See full article at Deadline »

Bww Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Michael Musto

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to legendary writer and New York nightlife fixture Michael Musto about the 1968 album 'Diana Ross and The Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl.' They also discuss 'The Wiz,' Motown, Barbra Streisand, 'Mahogany,' Liza Minnelli, Madonna, 'Evita,' Nancy Walker, Mary Wilson, 'Follies,' and Marilyn Maye. Michael talks about the first time he saw the movie 'Funny Girl,' as well as his attempt to see Diana Ross live in Central Park. Michael can be seen performing live at venues around New York City, and his weekly column can be found on NewNowNext.
See full article at BroadwayWorld.com »

Jennifer Aniston Honored at SAG-aftra Foundation's 4th Annual Patron Of The Artists Awards

Last week, the SAG-aftra Foundation's 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards honored industry leaders and artists who are champions for the arts and whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities has made a positive impact on the performing arts and the world.

Jennifer Aniston receives the Artists Inspiration Award

Credit/Copyright: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SAG-aftra Foundation

The event took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

This year’s benefit recognized entertainment industry leader and showrunner Greg Berlanti and trailblazing director/writer/producer Ava DuVernay with the “Patron of the Artists Awards” which commends their commitment to championing the careers of countless performing artists. Legendary producer/writer Norman Lear presented the award to Berlanti and critically acclaimed actor David Oyelowo presented to DuVernay.

The “Artists Inspiration Awards” were given to performers who use their platform to advance humanitarian and philanthropic causes.
See full article at Look to the Stars »

Give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award! [Poll Results]

Give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award! [Poll Results]
According to our latest poll results, you want to give Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award next January. Last year’s recipient Alan Alda was announced by the SAG Awards on October 4, so the next person will probably be revealed very soon. If their past history remains true, the choice will be someone at least 70 years old with either a strong career in film, television or both.

SEEMeryl Streep movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best

It is surprising that Streep hasn’t been chosen already, but that’s the case with all of the people featured in our poll. See the full list below along with the percentage each received.

The following living people have already received this award and wouldn’t be chosen again (year referenced is from the ceremony): Joanne Woodward (1986), Robert Redford (1996), Angela Lansbury (1997), Kirk Douglas (1999), Sidney Poitier (2000), Edward Asner (2002), Clint
See full article at Gold Derby »

Who will receive the Screen Actors Guild 2020 life achievement award [SAG Poll]

Who will receive the Screen Actors Guild 2020 life achievement award [SAG Poll]
The Screen Actors Guild will soon announce their selection of the 2020 SAG Awards life achievement award. If their past history remains true, the choice will be someone at least 70 years old with either a strong career in film, television or both. Vote in our new poll below and let us know who you think will be the next recipient.

The following living people have already received this award and wouldn’t be chosen again (year referenced is from the ceremony): Joanne Woodward (1986), Robert Redford (1996), Angela Lansbury (1997), Kirk Douglas (1999), Sidney Poitier (2000), Edward Asner (2002), Clint Eastwood (2003), Julie Andrews (2007), James Earl Jones (2009), Betty White (2010), Dick Van Dyke (2013), Rita Moreno (2014), Carol Burnett (2016), Lily Tomlin (2017), Morgan Freeman (2018) and Alan Alda (2019).

Seesag Life Achievement award: Full gallery of recipients since 1995

Here are the 12 possibilities featured in our poll below, all over age 70. Several are very surprising names to be on this list since they have
See full article at Gold Derby »

All 20 Actresses to Win Multiple Oscars

  • Gold Derby
All 20 Actresses to Win Multiple Oscars
They say it’s an honor to be nominated, but let’s face it: winning is even better. So prevailing a second, third or even fourth time has got to be the greatest feeling in the world. Since 1927, only 20 women have won more than one Oscar for acting, making them a rarified group to join. Tour our photo gallery above to see which performers tickled the Academy’s fancy more than once.

Katharine Hepburn holds the record among actors (men and women) with four trophies, all for Best Actress: “Morning Glory” (1933), “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (1967), “The Lion in Winter” (1968) and “On Golden Pond” (1981). Her win for “The Lion in Winter” is of special note because she actually tied with Barbra Streisand (“Funny Girl”), the only time two thespians have pulled off that rare feat in Academy history.

Close behind Hepburn among actresses with three Oscars each are Ingrid Bergman and Meryl Streep,
See full article at Gold Derby »

“Hello, Gorgeous!” Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl at The Tivoli Next Monday!

” I’m a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls!”

Funny Girl comes to life on the big screen Monday July 29th as part of the ‘Classics on the Loop’ series. Showtimes are 4pm and 7pm. Admission is $7.A Facebook invite can be found Here

Few film debuts in the 1960s were more auspicious than that of Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. Already a legit and recording star, she shot to superstardom and nabbed an Oscar for best actress in the bargain. Ms Babs had played musical-comedy star Fanny Brice on Broadway and had the role down pat by the time director William Wyler brought the story to the screen.In the early 1900s in New York City, young Fanny, an ugly duckling with an unstoppable ambition to be a star, is determined to get out of the Lower East Side. Her big break comes when she’s spotted
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Showbiz History: Battleship Potemkin, Fantastic Four, and Kevin's Bacon

Ten random things that happened on this day (July 8th) in film history for your edification or amusement

1905 The mutinous soldiers of the Russian battleship Potemkin surrender to Romanian authorities. The event later becomes the subject of one of the most influential films ever made, Sergei Eisentein's Battleship Potemkin (1925).

1907 Zeigfeld stages the very first "Ziegfeld Follies" on a New York theater roof. The elaborate theatrical revue becomes a showbiz institution and the subject or setting of major movies, most famously the Best Picture winner The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and the Best Actress winning Funny Girl (1968)

After the jump Cary Grant, Kevin BaconFantastic Four and more...
See full article at FilmExperience »

William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Best Years of Our Lives,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Funny Girl’

  • Gold Derby
William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Best Years of Our Lives,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Funny Girl’
William Wyler would’ve celebrated his 117th birthday on July 1, 2019. The three-time Oscar winner crafted several classics during Hollywood’s Golden Age, adapting his style to a wide variety of genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1902 in Germany, Wyler immigrated to the U.S. when his cousin, Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle, hired him as an errand boy. He quickly moved up the ranks, directing shorts during the silent era before transitioning into features. It was with the advent of sound that he hit his stride, displaying an ear for dialogue that would serve him well in lofty literary adaptations produced by his longtime partner, independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

SEEBette Davis movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Wyler quickly became an Oscar mainstay, earning a record-breaking 12 nominations for Best Director: “Dodsworth
See full article at Gold Derby »

Revenge of the Nerd: Why Beanie Feldstein Is Hollywood’s Most Likely to Succeed

Revenge of the Nerd: Why Beanie Feldstein Is Hollywood’s Most Likely to Succeed
This year, Beanie Feldstein became immortal. First in Episode Two of FX’s vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, when her character gets chomped. “Wowie-zowie!” she gasps. “Is this like a Tony Robbins unleash-the-power-within thing?” The reaction is quintessentially Beanie: an innocent thrilled by the flush of adventure.

Then it happened on the big screen, with her star-making turn in May’s genre-upending high school buddy comedy, Booksmart, where she played a good-nerd-gone-bad the night before graduation. How to Build a Girl, based on Caitlin Moran’s semiautobiographical
See full article at Rolling Stone »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed