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Forgotten Friday Flick - The 1988 Action / Adventure 'Willow'

2/12/2016 12:31pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Willow'
In keeping with the chemistry in cinema theme we’re out to prove that sometimes in life the L-word finds a way in – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection was a huge hit back in the day for a director at the peak of his filmmaking powers. Not only in that it had an unlikely hero, but it even spawned a marriage – now that’s real acting! Don’t underestimate the magical powers of…"Willow!"

Willow Ufgood is a local village farmer with a wife and children and a good life. But being a conjurer and hoping to one day become a sorcerer, Willow dreams of more. He soon gets hi...

'Jurassic World' Star Reveals How She Got Her Middle Name

6/12/2015 9:21pm EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard Explains The 'Disgusting' Way She Got Her Na
Bryce Dallas Howard is still making the rounds on her press tour for Jurassic World, which came out Friday. We've seen her discuss the movie in detail, including the fact that she runs from dinosaurs in high heels, but during an interview with Peter Travers, she got a little more personal.

Bryce is the daughter of famous director Ron Howard. She talked briefly about her Dad and how she got her name, saying that Ron Howard named all of his children after the place they were conceived.

"When I started working, I just had my name be Bryce Dallas. I was a little insecure, hoping people don't...

Chris Hemsworth Takes On The Great Whale In Ron Howard's 'In The Heart Of The Sea' (Trailer)

10/16/2014 1:33pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth in In the Heart of the Sea
Oscar winner Ron Howard's follow up to last year's "Rush," "In the Heart of the Sea," has its first trailer.

The film, based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book of the same name, which tells the true story of the sinking of Nantucket-based whaleship Essex in 1820 by a great whale.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth stars at the ship's first mate Owen Chase, Benajamin Walker as captain George Pollard and Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy.

"In the Hart of the Sea" chronicles the events of the attack on the vessel by a huge sperm whale and its aftermath, when the crew is forced t...

Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary

7/16/2014 4:03pm EDT
Ron Howard To Direct Beatles Documentary
Ron Howard is set to bring The Beatles back to movie theaters for the first time since Let It Be premiered in 1970.

Howard will direct an authorized documentary that follows the legendary band during their touring years when they traveled across the world and "Beatlemania" took over.

Howard said in a press release, "I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

The Beatles only toured from 1963 to 196...

13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors

5/3/2014 3:00pm EDT
13 Greatest Actors Turned Critically Acclaimed Directors
Very few actors are afforded success and fame in the brutally competitive film landscape. Those who miraculously do make have trouble-holding relevancy, as Hollywood trades aging veteran actors for relative and good-looking newcomers immediately destined to be the next big thing. But these screen presences who’ve been able to hold Hollywood’s attention even into their later years have also found a strong niche behind the camera, directing Oscar worthy films and Hollywood blockbusters that encapsulate audiences’ attention while reaping critics’ acclaim. Move over Scorsese and Spielberg, beca...

Ron Howard In No 'Rush' During 'Top Gear' Driving Challenge

7/8/2013 7:37pm EDT
Ron Howard
Ron Howard's new film Rush is all about pushing one's limits on the race track, but he wasn't able to put that into practice on Top Gear.

Howard plugged his new film on the show and tried his luck in the show's ongoing "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" competition, but ended up near the bottom of the standings.

Howard's sluggish time of one minute, 49.9 seconds in the Vauxhall Astra Techline placed him second-to-last, only above Genesis rocker Mike Rutherford.

The director blamed his time having to drive with a left-handed stickshift. He told host Jeremy Clarkson, "First of all, I will...

The Hottest Gift Lounge at the Emmy Awards

9/25/2012 3:44pm EDT
I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary day when I raced past Aziz Ansari sipping a coconut water on the escalator. He was dressed like a Target employee with a red polo and khakis, but he self-parked even though free valet parking was available to the celerbrity presenters. I was whisked past him and escorted downstairs underneath the Emmys stage at the Nokia Theatre to the official presenters lounge.

The Emergen-C Gift Lounge Backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of the 64th Primetime Emmy® Award occurred on Saturday and Sunday giving presenters an opportunity to check out th...

Ryan Gosling And 10 Other Actors That Direct Movies

9/2/2012 1:00pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Earlier in the week it was announced that Ryan Gosling will be making his directorial debut with the film adaptation of the screenplay "How to Catch a Monster." It takes a successful actor to be considered and given the role of director, and Gosling is just that. He's starred and performed in many respected rolls and now is taking a turn behind the camera. Here are some other Actors that have been directors.

Mel Gibson

Mel may be a tabloid favorite these days but he has two Oscars, one for Best Director and the other for Best Picture, both are for Braveheart (1995).

Robert Redfor...

Warner Bros. Decides Against Making 'Dark Tower' Films

8/21/2012 9:03am EDT
Ron Howard
Ron Howard has been trying unsuccessfully to get Stephen King's eight-part "Dark Tower" novels onto the big and small screens. Warner Bros. is the latest film studio to reject the idea.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. showed interest in developing a multi-movie adaptation of the books but now has rejected the proposal. Univeral Pictures previously turned down the project due to cost, and a TV series set to accompany the films was also scrubbed.

"The Dark Tower" books are a fantasy/western hybrid centering on a gunslinger named Roland. Big names such as Russell Crowe and Ja...

Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

3/26/2012 8:47am EDT
Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Awards, scooping Best British Film and the Best Actor prize for Gary Oldman.

The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine.

The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honor.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, wh...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

12/12/2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...

Ron Howard Encourages 'Arrested Development' Fans To Keep Campaigning

11/17/2011 2:52pm EST
Ron Howard
Director/producer Ron Howard is encouraging fans of his cult comedy show Arrested Development to continue voicing their desire to see a new series and movie adaptation in an effort to ensure producers follow through with comeback plans.

The hit sitcom, which aired from 2003 to 2006 and starred Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi and Will Arnett, won critical acclaim for Howard and the cast, but it didn't make it past cult status among viewers and was cancelled.

Fans have long been campaigning for TV bosses to make a film version of the show, and their wish was granted last month when Bateman...

Jane Lynch: 'I Had A Crush On Ron Howard'

11/15/2011 3:27pm EST
Jane Lynch
A tearful Jane Lynch met her childhood crush Ron Howard for the very first time on TV on Monday.

The gay Glee star has often discussed her longtime affection for Howard, who played innocent Richie Cunningham on the popular sitcom Happy Days when she was growing up, but never got the chance to meet him face-to-face.

That changed while she was promoting her memoirs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon when the host booked the two celebrities on the same show.

Expressing her delight, she said, "Like every closeted lesbian in the 1970s, I had a crush on Ron Howard. It's the truth. All gay girl...

Film Independent At LACMA Review - 'Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel' Inspiring But Incomplete

11/14/2011 3:10pm EST
Roger corman
Anyone doing a documentary on infamous B-movie master Roger Corman has got a plethora of product to draw from. As the driving force behind over three hundred plus titles equal parts good, bad and ugly, Corman’s career as both director and producer spans decades and the sheer magnitude of his body of work is both a blessing and a curse for newbie doc filmmaker Alex Stapleton and her flick "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" – inspiring but incomplete.

Corman’s story is one of an outsider deciding to embrace going against the grain. After working on an early Fox picture titled ...

Olivia Wilde Wears A Slinky Black Dress To 'In Time' Premiere

10/21/2011 8:24am EDT
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde attended the "In Time" Los Angeles premiere in an elegant black gown. She accessorized
with multiple rings, a gold cuff bracelet and a leopard print clutch.

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Rush," starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl who compete on the Formula One track. The Ron Howard-directed drama covers the real life rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the mid-1970s.

She recently filmed a documentary about women living and working in Kenya's most impoverished areas.

With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

6/30/2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...

CBS Fires Back Over 'Happy Days' Lawsuit

6/27/2011 9:22am EDT
Happy Days
TV bosses at CBS have fired back at the stars of "Happy Days" after they sued the company for breach of contract, insisting the castmates don't have a case.

Attorney Jon Pfeiffer, acting on behalf of the actors, filed a lawsuit against the TV executives in a Los Angeles Superior Court in April, accusing them of using the cast's photos on casino slot machines without paying them.

The stars of the hit sitcom, which aired between 1974 and 1984, were promised a five percent cut from net proceeds if their sole image was used and a two-and-a-half per cent cut if their image appeared as part of ...

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard Expecting Second Baby

5/26/2011 9:33pm EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is pregnant with her second child.

The Twilight star and her actor husband Seth Gabel welcomed their son Theo in 2007 and now the couple is preparing to expand its brood.

A representative for the expectant mom confirmed the news to on Thursday.

The 30-year-old daughter of director Ron Howard previously admitted she struggled with post-partum depression following the birth of little Theo and only managed to pick herself up after seeking professional help.

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Jane Lynch Inspired To Act By 'Happy Days' Star Anson Williams

3/16/2011 11:09pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Glee star Jane Lynch has Happy Days actor Anson Williams to partly thank for her first taste of showbusiness failure - because "stupid" advice he gave to her when she was 13 actually paid off.

A young Lynch called into a radio station in her native Chicago, Illinois to chat to Williams and co-star Ron Howard when they were promoting her favourite show - and she asked them for advice on making it as an actor.

Howard suggested she join school drama groups and head out to Hollywood when she was older, while Williams had a more business-savvy option.

The actress recalls, "He said, 'You go do...

'Green Hornet' Takes Top Spot At Box Office

1/17/2011 9:16am EST
Green Hornet
Seth Rogen's superhero film "The Green Hornet" stung competition at the box office this weekend after taking profits of $34 million.

Director Michel Gondry's big-screen adaptation about a richboy-turned-masked vigilante opened at the top spot, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ron Howard's new comedy "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, opened at number two with $17.4 million in earnings.

The Coen brothers' western "True Grit" slipped from one to three with $11.2 million.

Rounding out the top five are "The King's Speech" and Darren Aronofsky's...

Channing Tatum Was 'Taken From Behind' By Ron Howard For 'The Dilemma'

1/13/2011 8:53am EST
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum recently talked about taking direction from moviemaker Howard on the set of new comedy "The Dilemma."

He explained, "I can probably honestly say that I am one of the few... ever on the planet, as a male, who has been bent over and taken from behind in a very sexual way by Ron Howard... There's a scene in the movie where Winona Ryder has to take me in a way... and he was like, 'I'd like you to do it a little like this,' and I'm like, 'This is happening!' He was really gentle... soft hands."

A lifelong bachelor struggles with the decision to tell his best friend that his wife...

Bryce Dallas Howard: 'I Never Watched Happy Days'

1/13/2011 8:30am EST
Bryce Dallas Howard
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard was baffled by school pals' questions about her director dad Ron's time on Happy Days - because she never watched the classic TV show.

The Village actress grew up unaware of her dad's acting credits, insisting she only ever knew her father as a moviemaker.

And it wasn't until she was in her early 20s that she caught up on her dad's time as Richie Cunningham after U.S. chatshow host Jay Leno gifted her with a boxset.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "I never watched Happy Days. School friends used to say, 'What did you think of your dad in the show?' But I did...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Green Hornet,' 'The Dilemma' & More

1/10/2011 9:13am EST
The Green Hornet
In preparation for the rapidly approaching Academy Awards in February, I’m trying to see all of the films that I missed in 2010, which are receiving Oscar buzz. Last week I saw the Coen brothers’ western “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Steinfeld. Normally the Coens can be hit or miss with me, but their latest movie is right on target.

The story follows a 14-year-old girl named Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld), whose father has been murdered by an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin). Mattie believes the authorities will do little to capture and punish of Tom Ch...

Ron Howard Defends Vince Vaughn's 'Gay' Line In 'The Dilemma'

10/31/2010 4:30pm EDT
Ron Howard
Moviemaker Ron Howard has defended his decision to keep a controversial joke in new comedy "The Dilemma" after he was slammed by gay rights activists over the line.

The upcoming film caused uproar earlier this month when a promotional trailer was released. The clip featured Vince Vaughn's character telling a room of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay."

Bosses at Universal Pictures agreed to pull the line from the advert, but officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on studio chiefs to axe the scene from the movie, in light of a recent ...

Bryce Dallas Howard Wore Prom Dress To Woo Husband

10/26/2010 11:31pm EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard
"Hereafter" star Bryce Dallas Howard wore her prom dress to win over her future husband at a party.

The actress fell for Seth Gabel the minute the couple met and she marked the momentous occasion by stating she would wed the actor in her journal.

So when she had an opportunity to meet him again at a friend's party, she was determined to make an impression.

She says, "I stalked him for, like, eight months... I found out that he was going to be at this party... and I never go to parties.

"I was like, 'I have to go there and win his heart and what does one wear for a party,' so I wore my p...

Bryce Dallas Howard Has Psychic Powers?

10/25/2010 10:56am EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has been secretly psychic since she was a child - she predicted her mother was having twin girls weeks before a hospital scan revealed the double bundle of joy.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse star, daughter of director Ron Howard, admits a sixth sense runs in her famous family, and she knew early on in her mom Cheryl's pregnancy that she was about to become a big sister to Jocelyn and Paige in 1985, when she was just three years old.

She explains, "My family has these psychic abilities. (Father Ron) is pretty intuitive, but he's not psychic. But when I was three,...

Redhead Bryce Dallas Howard Could Rival Christina Hendricks

10/11/2010 4:00pm EDT
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard posed for photographs at the premiere of "Hereafter" during the closing night film of the 48th New York Film Festival held at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City.We think the curvaceous star looks pretty hot! What do you think - could she rival fellow redhead Christina Hendricks?

In the film, director Clint Eastwood delves into the mysterious world of the hereafter with an ensemble supernatural drama starring Matt Damon, Cecile DeFrance, Daniel McLaren, Jay Mohr, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Bryce also recently starred in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Her father is direc...

Robert Downey Jr. Sets Sights On Directing

6/17/2010 9:45am EDT
After struggling for prominence in Hollywood for over 20 years, Robert Downey Jr. is arguably the biggest movie star in the world right now. According to Box Office Mojo, “Iron Man 2,” the sequel to the movie which finally made Downey a household name, has grossed over $300 million domestically and has become one of only a few successful comic book adaptation franchises. Downey is also set to re-team with director Guy Ritchie for a sequel to “Sherlock Holmes” which had an impressive box office performance late last year and won Downey both critical praise and accolades. As if that wasn’t en...

Callie Cameron Brings The Sexy On HBO's 'Funny Or Die Presents'

5/20/2010 12:30pm EDT
Callie Cameron
Will Farrell and his co-executive producers Adam McKay and Chris Henchy have brought the Internet comedy phenomena to television with the new HBO series ‘Funny or Die Presents’. Actress Callie Cameron plays a retro and well, slutty secretary who stars in the opening and closing scene of every episode. We are fans of the website so we were excited to get the chance to chat with Callie about her experience on the show.

You might recognize Cameron from the Old Spice commercials of Super Bowl 2005 fame. She also did a spread in Maxim magazine and was voted one of the hottest wom...

Heidi Montag Wants To Be The Mermaid In A 'Splash' Remake

3/22/2010 8:40am EDT
Reality TV star Heidi Montag is begging moviemaker Ron Howard to remake mermaid movie "Splash" because she wants to play Daryl Hannah's role.

"The Hills" star, who is about to make her big screen debut in Adam Sandler comedy "Just Go With It," has always been a big fan of the 1984 film, which also featured a young Tom Hanks - and she thinks she'd be a perfect mermaid.

Montag says, "Splash is one of my favorites... I wanna do the remake; I wanna be the mermaid. I think I could play her pretty well."

The TV star has revealed she approached Howard with the idea when they teamed up recently ...