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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

17 COMEDIES THAT MAKE ABDUCTION FUN

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17 COMEDIES THAT MAKE ABDUCTION FUN
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A hostage situation is among the most traumatic experiences anyone can suffer through: your life in the hands of a stranger, who threatens to snuff it out for their own nefarious purposes or financial gain. But sometimes, Hollywood asks, isn’t abduction… kind of funny? Hey, maybe a kidnapping is just the sort of wild, unexpected detour you needed to really shake things up, help you learn important life lessons, and even fall in love—or so the movies have suggested over the years. The “hostage comedy” has fallen slightly out of favor since its apparent peak in 1994 (when no less than five films from this list were released) and somewhere after 1996’s bleakly funny, yet sobering Fargo finally reminded everyone that, don’tcha know, we’re talking about real people here. Still, the sub-genre is making something of a comeback in 2018, what with the Anna Faris-starring remake of Overboard hitting theaters in April, and FX’s Trust adding a dryly kooky flourish to the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. Here are some of their predecessors that similarly found the hijinks in hijacking. Read More

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Hocus Pocus was originally a much darker film — with a completely different name – video in article too

Entertainment Weekly
Hocus Pocus was originally a much darker film — with a completely different name
SAMANTHA HIGHFILL
POSTED ON OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 1:00PM EDT

The Sanderson sisters. The black-flame candle. Thackery Binx. Hocus Pocus fans know it all — maybe a little too well. But long before the 1993 film was made, Mick Garris wrote the very first draft for the film, which was then titled Halloween House. “David Kirschner, who [was one of the writers of] An American Tail for Steven Spielberg, had this great idea about children in Salem, Massachusetts, coming up against the three Sanderson sisters, who were resurrected from the Salem of 1692, and he’d sold it to Disney.” With both Kirschner and Garris having worked with Spielberg — Garris was a writer for Amazing Stories — they put together an elaborate pitch for the director’s company, Amblin Entertainment. Spielberg was interested, if only for a brief moment. Read More

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing

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Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing
by Mark Shenton – Aug 2, 2017

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The brutal economics of Broadway’s dependence on star casting has been underlined by two current shows. First, Hello, Dolly!, which is doing record business at the Shubert Theatre (and setting record prices, too) thanks to star Bette Midler, in her first return to a Broadway musical in 50 years. But when Midler recently took a holiday, revenues fell precipitously – from close to $3 million a week to just $722,500. Read More

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BetteBack May 7, 1995: Bette Midler Makes Appearance In “Hollywood Stars: A Century Of Cinema.”

Gastonia Gaston Gazette
May 7, 1995

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Favorite films: Directors (including Norman Jewison, Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg) and actors (including Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jane Fonda, Morgan Freeman, Bette Midler and Sidney Poitier) discuss the beginnings of the movie industry and talk about their favorite films in “Hollywood Stars: A Century Of Cinema.” Disney Channel airs the special at 9 p.m. Thursday.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

BetteBack December 24, 1993: Midler Receives Golden Globe Nom For ‘Gypsy’

Syracuse Herald Journal
December 24, 1993

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LOS .ANGELES — The Hollywood foreign press awarded six Golden Globe nominations each to Steven Spielberg’s “Schindier’s List” and Jane Campion’s “The Piano,” setting up what is likely to be the most important head-to head competition of the season leading up to the Academy Awards.

In addition, Columbia Pictures’ “The Remains of the Day” earned five Golden Globe nominations at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association‘s announcement of the 51st  annual awards. Read More

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Home Alone” Turns 25 Today

Biography
THE MOVIE’S CAST COULD’VE BEEN VERY, VERY DIFFERENT
November 18, 2015

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Remember Uncle Frank, who calls Kevin a jerk after his fight with Buzz? That part was originally written specifically for Kelsey Grammer, but he turned it down and Gerry Bamman took it on, even reprising the role again in Home Alone 2: Lost In New York two years later.

While it’s hard to imagine the movie now without Joe Pesci as bandit Harry Lime, his part was originally offered to Robert De Niro, who said thanks but no thanks. Read More

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BetteBack February 28, 1991: Disney Grafted Bette And Woody’s Heads On Different Bodies In Ads

Syracuse Post Standard
February 28, 1991

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In Disney advertisements for “Scenes From a Mall,” Bette Midler looks 20 pounds lighter, and Woody Allen has acquired a torso that Clint Eastwood would kill for.

New York magazine says the heads of the two stars were grafted on to different bodies. “It’s hard to imagine that the people at Disney thought they could get away with it,” one source said.

“They made Bette look like she’s anorexic. And Woody’s got shoulders.” Read More

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