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Quentin Tarantino Scraps 'Hateful Eight’ After Script Leak, Names Possible Culprits

January 22nd, 2014 11:57am EST
Quentin Tarantino
We all know how obsessive and private one can get when writing a screenplay. For someone to leak Quentin Tarantino's script for his new western film titled, ‘The Hateful Eight’ is absolutely ridiculous.

Here’s what Tarantino had to say about this:

“I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now,” said the Oscar-winning film-maker to Deadline.com. “I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.

“I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it. That’...

Tim Roth In Talks To Play Prince Rainier In Grace Kelly Story

August 15th, 2012 10:42pm EDT
Tim Roth
Reservoir Dogs star Tim Roth is in talks to play Prince Rainier Of Monaco in a new Grace Kelly biopic.

Nicole Kidman will play the To Catch a Thief star who turned her back on Hollywood to become a European royal, and trade paper Variety reports Roth is slated to play her husband in the Olivier Dahan movie, titled Grace of Monaco.

The independent film will chronicle Monaco's 1962 clash with neighboring France over tax issues.

Frank Langella is also in negotiations to join the cast, while actress Paz Vega will play opera singer Maria Callas in the film.

Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover'

December 9th, 2011 12:45pm EST
The Cook photo
With a crop of both holiday fluff (see "The Sitter!") and forgettable art house fare (don't see "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!") hitting theaters this week we thought we’d add a little five-star avant-garde experience for the couch crowd. Time for...Forgotten Friday Flick! Can there actually be a film that captures colors and visuals that scream beautiful, but is also immersed in some of the most explicit, disgusting, vile and downright jaw-drop shocking moments ever caught on celluloid? If your name is Peter Greenaway, master filmmaking craftsman, it’s not only possible, but can be foun...

'Lie To Me' 3.13 'Killer App' Review

February 1st, 2011 1:44am EST
Lie To Me
Man, Ashton Holmes must be really bitter about being killed off Nikita, because now he's turned the tables and knocking people off himself on the third-season (series?) finale of Lie To Me. Okay, I'm kidding about that first part, but he certainly plays bad so very well. In fact, he's made Gillian cry. You do not make Gillian Foster cry.

Two days earlier, Cal is busy annoying the daylights out of Zach Morstein (Holmes), who's one of the young wunderkinds behind a social networking program called SeekOut. He's there to tell Zach that he knows all about his evil plan, thanks to Zach's f...

'Lie To Me' 3.12 'Gone' Review

January 25th, 2011 1:01am EST
Lie To Me
If anything, tonight's Lie To Me proves that some people just shouldn't have kids.

The episode centers around a child abduction, and while the mother Collette (Episodes star Kathleen Rose Perkins) blames unknown assailants, her husband Lane (Doug Hutchison, who strangely also just appeared in the episode "Funhouse" two weeks ago as the victim there, at least if you believe FOX's official press releases) would rather hold her responsible for losing their daughter. The situation blatantly exposes how dysfunctional their marriage is, namely because of how emotionally abusive he is. To find...

Red Carpet Pics: The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

January 16th, 2011 4:23pm EST
Critics Choice Awards
Mila Kunis was among the myriad stars who were out Friday night for the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.

The awards honor the best in cinematic achievement and is known for having a great record predicting who will be winners at the Academy Awards.

This year's ceremony saw Matt Damon land the fourth annual Joel Sigel Award, which was presented by Jimmy Kimmel and Emily Blunt. The award pays homage to late Good Morning America film critic Joel Siegel, who lost his battle with cancer in June, 2007.

Friday night's event also saw the introduction of a new ...

2011 People's Choice Awards Winners!

January 6th, 2011 8:17am EST
The stars of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" were the big winners at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart missed out on early honors as Johnny Depp won the Favorite Movie Actor a year after he was awarded the first Favorite Movie Actor of the Decade Award at the 2010 event.

Pattinson and Stewart also missed out on the Favorite Movie Star Under 25 Award - to Zac Efron.

But then the movie vampires took over, winning four big awards, including the night's Favorite Movie honor and Favorite Movie Actress (Stewart).

Eminem also claime...

'Lie to Me' Recap - 'Double Blind'

October 27th, 2010 3:13pm EDT
It's getting a little old now to have the "Lightman falls for bad girl but is really playing her or is he being played" storyline. Especially since last week that exact storyline happened with the dirty cop. We get it. Lightman can be an idiot about women, and he has a fatal attraction to bad types. From now on we can assume that any woman he is attracted to will turn out to be evil in some way. It didn't exactly surprise the audience that Tricia Helfer was a con artist, since the previews for the episode indicated that as did the episode summary. So why spend half an episode trying to pret...

'Lie to Me' Recap - 'Dirty Royal'

October 20th, 2010 7:02am EDT
It's the third season of Lie to Me, and there's a lot of warning flags going up even this early into the season that Lightman's getting too big for his britches. Yes, his arrogance is one of the things the audience loves him for, but there is such a thing as too far and he's slowly heading in that direction. It has more to do with the lack of connection he's had with the team so far. They were like an odd little family unit before, and now they seem very spread out. He's fighting with Foster constantly, Torres is usually just around to look confused and wide eyed, and Loker is trying to get...

'Lie To Me' Recap - 'In The Red'

October 6th, 2010 1:54pm EDT
Lie To me - FOX
It's a little jarring that Lie to Me ended its second season only a month ago, but circumstances picked up the new season early. You see, Lone Star was cancelled very, very quickly, and so FOX pushed up the premiere date. It wasn't supposed to be back until mid-November, but here it is, back to the slot right after House. In the finale of last season, the show was a bit shaken up by the brutal shooting of FBI Agent Ben Reynolds, and Torres and Loker hooked up but then split apart due to his promotion. Neither of those things are discussed in the premiere, which is annoying, and for some rea...

Tim Roth Discusses Season Two Of 'Lie To Me'

September 28th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Tim Roth interview, Lie to Me
Lie to Me became a midseason hit last Spring, offering an intriguing new perspective on crime solving. The Lightman Group specializes in recognizing facial micro-expressions. No matter what the suspect tells them, they know what he or she is really thinking. It's based on the real science of Paul Ekman. Tim Roth plays Cal Lightman on the show, the ultimate human lie detector.

Roth says he has no interest in using the science in real life. As soon as he's done for the day, he shuts off. On TV though, we've seen him call the falafel cart guy on not washing his hands and even warn a woman o...

'Lie To Me' Season 1 Comes To DVD August 25

August 15th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Lie To Me Season One DVD Release
The average person tells three lies in ten minutes of conversation. From writer Samuel Baum ("The Evidence") and the executive producers of "24" and "Arrested Development" comes "Lie to Me," a compelling drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose both truth and lies in criminal investigations. The first season debuts on DVD on August 25 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"Easily one of the season's best new shows" (Washington Post), "Lie To Me" stars Osca...

A Conversation with 'Lie To Me' Star Monica Raymund

February 4th, 2009 10:49am EST
Monica Raymund
(TJAGS is a weekly column) Every year I try to pick a new drama to watch and make it my "new show" that I follow for the season. This does not always work out (see: Love Monkey and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip). I had decided that Lie to Me was going to be this year's show, based mainly on my appreciation for Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction). Due to circumstances, I was out of town and I never got a chance to watch the two episodes I had recorded on DVR when, coincidentally, I was contacted and asked if I wanted to speak to one of the stars, Monica Raymund. I agreed, of course, and ...

Heath Ledger Tops Movie Villain Poll

September 9th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight has been named the summer's best movie villain.

The late actor, who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in January, won 95 per cent of the votes in a poll conducted by Moviefone.com-- easily beating off competition from Cate Blanchett's villainous Indiana Jones soviet agent foe.

The Aussie actress' Irina Spalko came in second with two per cent of the vote.

Iron Man's nemesis Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges) tied with The Incredible Hulk's Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) and The Mummy: Tomb of ...

Will 'The Dark Knight' Need Darker Villians For Future Films?

July 17th, 2008 9:20am EDT
The Dark Knight
Purple suit, caked-white face, delirious, hand-in-the-cookie-jar grin: the Joker. In 1989's Batman, Jack Nicholson played the role as a coked out 'toon far past loony, at ease in the company of rapists or ravers. In 2008's The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger plays the role like a congenitally hallucinogenic child tight roping over hellfire, dragging behind him the world like limp teddy bear. The newer version is obviously a dark turn for a character with such a light-hearted name, but, so it seems, the entire Batman franchise has taken a dark turn since Batman Begins. In honor of Ledger's, not t...

'The Incredible Hulk' Indeed Jacked Up on CGI Roids

June 13th, 2008 9:53am EDT
Incredible Hulk
(Hollywoodchicago.com) – Technology has done double-edged service and disservice to the legendary Hulk superhero character from Stan Lee’s Marvel Comics.

In peering at the CGI-created ripped body of nothing remotely reminiscent of Edward Norton, the 2008 film iteration of “The Incredible Hulk” has a leg light years up on Lou Ferrigno’s character in the 1978 television series of the “The Incredible Hulk”. Then, Ferrigno only had the luxury of makeup. The rest was the real deal.

On the other hand, Ferrigno – who treats 2008 audiences in a gasping reveal when he appears in...

AMA Officials Upset About 'Hulk' Smoking Scenes

June 13th, 2008 9:51am EDT
Incredible Hulk
Officials at the American Medical Association are fuming about the new Incredible Hulk movie because it's riddled with cigar-smoking scenes. William Hurt's Gen. Thaddeus Ross character in the new action blockbuster is seen chomping and puffing on a cigar in almost every scene he features, prompting medics to suggest filmmakers went too far.

The AMA officials point out that in 2003's Hulk film the same character was never spotted with a cigar, and the new film could send the wrong message to teens - the movie's target audience.

In a press release, an AMA spokesman writes, "This is...

Edward Norton & Tim Roth Star In 'The Incredible Hulk,' In Theaters June 13

May 12th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular super heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.

Living in the shadows—cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler)—Banner struggles to avoid the obsessive pursuit of his nemesis, General Thunderbolt Ross (William Hurt), and the military machinery that seeks to capture him and...

'The Incredible Hulk': Will It Suck Or Satisfy?

April 24th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Incredible Hulk
Way back in 2003 Ang Lee, who would go on to helm the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain, lent his vision of sprawling epically long filmmaking to Marvel Comic's not-so-jolly green giant, The Hulk.

Before its release it seemed as if everything was coming together. A stellar cast that included Eric Bana and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly made up the leads, while a realistic-enough CG Hulk proved to gain support from the fan community. So where did things go wrong? Well, if you saw the film's opening weekend you probably spent the first 45 minutes wondering if you had stumb...

The Best & Worst Films By Quentin Tarantino

April 24th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
The serendipitous career of eccentric movie producer, director and writer Quentin Tarantino is a complex one. Tarantino has made a name for himself by creating nonlinear storylines and filming multiple perspectives from different characters in his movies - a technique that strays from the more commonly used straight-time storyline.

His films are not off the wall, but they invoke an element of surprise that comes from the small details within a scene that catches one off guard and by adding mysterious elements that never get explained. A good example of this was in Pulp Fiction when M...

Celebrity Horoscope: Taurus

April 21st, 2008 8:00am EDT
Renee Zellweger
People who inhabit the Taurus sign (April 20-May 20) have a great work ethic and are reliable, honest, and determined. They don't take any unnecessary risks and are not easily distracted. In other words, they're taskmasters.

Take Cher, for example. She's been working since she was 17 - that's 45 years in the business and one heck of a work ethic. Although she "officially retired" following her 2005 farewell tour, she is contracted to perform over 200 shows over the next three years.

Those born under the bull sign also like to live comfortably. That's not a difficult thi...

Tim Roth Upset His Family With 'Harry Potter' Snub

April 11th, 2008 3:28pm EDT
Tim Roth
Actor Tim Roth once sorely disappointed his two young sons - by turning down a role in the Harry Potter franchise.

Roth, 46, was offered the role of Severus Snape in the hit boy wizard series - but rejected it for a chance to work with filmmaker Tim Burton on the 2001 remake of Planet Of The Apes. And his children Cormac, 11, and Hunter, 12, were less than pleased with their father's choice.

He says, "My kids were pissed with me about that. If you're prepared for it, that's okay. But they were planning to fly me back and forth between Tim Burton's set and the Harry Potter set to...

Naomi Watts Knows People Who've Been Held Hostage In Their Home

March 17th, 2008 9:41am EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts' harrowing new film Funny Games was made all the more traumatic for the actress because she actually knows of two people who were held hostage in their own homes.

The star plays an upperclass wife and mother who is tormented and tortured by psychotic home invaders in the ultraviolent film, which also stars Tim Roth and Michael Pitt. And it wasn't so fictional for her.

She explains, "I know two people quite well who've been held hostage in their home. It does happen and it's really freaky - but it's not always as nightmarish as this, thank God. One of them lived in Be...

Opening March 14: Funny Games

March 11th, 2008 11:28am EDT
Funny Games
Notoriously nihilistic filmmaker Michael Haneke revisits one of his most controversial works in this remake of 1997's Funny Games starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth. When a family of three arrives at their remote summer cabin for a quiet getaway, the sudden arrival of two psychotic men sets the stage for a harrowing life-or-death struggle that offer... Continue Summary

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Tim Roth Will Never Watch 'Funny Games' Despite Starring In It

February 5th, 2008 2:42pm EST
Tim Roth
British actor Tim Roth was left so disturbed by his experience on horror movie Funny Games, he has pledged never to watch the film.

The Reservoir Dogs star plays a father who is forced to watch his wife and two young sons fight for their lives after they are taken hostage.

Roth insists the role drew too many similarities to his own life - as he is married with two boys.

He says, "I'll never see that movie. It damaged me.

"That was one of the hardest things I've done as an actor. And as a parent - the boy bears a strong resemblance to one of my own children."

Roth al...

Tim Roth Feels Sorry For Hunky Stars

January 31st, 2008 11:41am EST
Tim Roth
British actor Tim Roth is glad he doesn't look like Hollywood heart-throbs Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp - because it's harder for handsome stars to earn respect. The Reservoir Dogs star feels sorry for good looking screen idols because they run the risk of short careers if they fail to prove themselves as actors.

The 46-year-old, who famously turned down the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, says, "It was clear early on that if you have those looks, your career can be brief - that's disturbing. It's hard for those guys. Sometimes, how they go from boy to man just doesn...

Tim Roth Has No Regrets After Missing Out On 'Harry Potter' Role

January 23rd, 2008 7:00pm EST
Tim Roth
British tough guy Tim Roth refuses to regret not grabbing a lead role in the Harry Potter movie franchise - because countryman Alan Rickman is the perfect Professor Severus Snape. Roth was offered the dark role before Rickman but turned it down because he thought the character was "under-developed."

The Reservoir Dogs star reveals, "There were only a couple of Harry Potter books out at that point, and Snape seemed under-developed. I've watched the films, and Alan Rickman does a good job. If you pass on a project and it turns out well, then it was probably the right thing to do, but, at...

Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 1

January 10th, 2008 11:56am EST
Iron Man
"Iron Man" (May 2)

"Iron Man" is a good story, and with the film's decent cast it could be one of the best Marvel movies yet. With Tony Stark being one of the main protagonist/antagonist's in "Civil War," it's no surprise that his time has come.

Tony Stark is a fascinating character. He's not altogether different from Batman, at least on paper. He's a billionaire industrialist who uses his wealth and intelligence to become a superhero, standing among some of the strongest heroes in the world as an equal although he is but a man. Iron Man relies on technology, his wits, and a dark...

Tim Roth Thankful For Being Brought Out Of Retirement

December 12th, 2007 5:30pm EST
Tim Roth
Tim Roth credits Francis Ford Coppola and fellow Brit Ray Winstone with dragging him out of acting retirement and back onto the big screen. The Pulp Fiction star walked away from his movie career after growing bored with acting.

But he returns in Coppola's new movie Youth Without Youth - after the director inspired him.

Roth tells the New York Daily News, "I'm interested in acting again. I lost my interest for a long time. I got bored. I'd spoken to Ray Winstone about it. It happened to him. He gave up acting years and years ago. He quit and went back to work in whatever he was do...

Tim Roth Desperate To Appear In 'Harry Potter'

December 3rd, 2007 10:58am EST
Tim Roth
British actor Tim Roth is desperate to appear in the final two Harry Potter films - despite turning down a role in the boy wizard franchise six years ago.

The Reservoir Dogs star was offered the part of Severus Snape in the movie adaptations of the book, but passed up the role which was eventually given to Alan Rickman.

However Roth insists he wants to get involved in the remaining films, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince or Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows because his three sons - Jack, Timothy and Cormac - are big Harry Potter fans.

He says, "I had various reaso...

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