Oh, what a beautiful mornin’! A remastered version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s iconic movie musical, Oklahoma!, will be coming to a variety of Philly-area big screens to celebrate the film’s 60th anniversary.
The gossip mills were right on the money last night. Mark Wahlberg did show up on the red carpet for the screening of Eagles-inspired flick Invincible at the Kimmel Center. The film closed out the weeklong Festival of Families Film Festival hosted by Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Local paparazzo HughE Dillon got this great shot of him with former Eagle Vince Papale (left, whom Wahlberg portrays in the film) and comedian Michael Blackson.
Local chatterboxes are buzzing that Mark Wahlberg will appear on the red carpet tonight prior to the screening of his 2006 film Invincible during the World Meeting of Families Film Festival. The film stars Wahlberg as a 30-year-old South Philadelphia bartender who beats the odds to play for the Eagles in 1976.
Mayor Nutter has suggested treating this weekend—when the Pope and an estimated 1 to 2 million of his most devoted followers (and almost just as many Port a Potties) descend onto Philly—like a winter storm. That means one thing: Start using the words “hunker” and “down” in the same sentence and cozy up on the couch with a few good flicks. To help you decide what to watch, I present you five of my favorite new entries to hit Netflix instant streaming this month.
Philly director M. Night Shyamalan appears to have found his first success in awhile, taking second place at the box office this weekend with his newest flick, The Visit. Read more »
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 10, 2015
Kevin Smith is coming to Chester County.
The writer/director announced on Twitter today that a sequel to Mallrats will be filming in the Exton Square Mall early next year.
Mallrats was Smith’s follow-up to the cult indie hit Clerks, and starred Shannon Doherty, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams. The 1995 film flopped at the box office — grossing just over $2 million — and was panned by critics. Its is part of Smith’s “View Askewniverse” canon, a collection of films that all include slacker drug dealers Jay and Silent Bob, and has rehabbed its reputation a bit over the years. Read more »
Kickstarter will takeover the Roxy Theater for one day next month for its 5th annual film festival that’s taking place simultaneously across the U.S. and Canada in 31 other theaters. This will be the first time the Kickstarter Film Festival comes to Philadelphia, with a lineup that includes a couple big-name-film-festival faves, an animated flick, and a documentary—all of which were funded through the popular crowdsourcing site.
You don’t need me to write out the lyrics between the line breaks. And you probably don’t need me to write out the tales of their misdeeds—from assault accusations to bigotry to XXX 2. No, the Internet is swarming with heavy-handed think-pieces on the place of NWA in a #BlackLivesMatter world—as it should be. It’s a matter worth discussing, the effect of the one of the most profitable, aggressive hip-hop groups on the state of black America.
Let’s just talk about the shitty movie they made.
The only character the viewer feels closer to after seeing Straight Outta Compton is Eazy-E, with whom the director and producers (NWA survivors Dre and Cube) feel exclusively willing to fuck around with, because he’s dead and therefore can’t personally object to his on-screen portrayal. The film is largely an exploration of the rise and fall of Eazy as paralleled by the meteoric careers/sell outs of his teammates. In one of the only instances of character development, we see Eazy coached by Dre as he sheepishly tries to throw down the opening line of Boyz n the Hood, only to be bolstered by proper encouragement by the brotherly Doc, framing the warped reality that the movie wants us to believe.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ended their multi-year hosting gig on the Golden Globes last year, but their fancy-Hollywood-awards MCing duties may not quite be finished. Time and multiple other outlets are reporting that Academy Awards producer David Hill hinted that next year’s show will have not one but two hosts, sparking speculation it will be Upper Darby darling Fey and her partner-in-crime Poehler.
“There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two,” said Hill. “Two is better than one. … Just imagine, you’re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What do you do? Second host goes on! And you keep going. … Note to self. Check out their heart rates.”
Though that’s all the info we’re getting, Entertainment Weekly is betting on Fey and Poehler or Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele.
The last time a duo hosted the Oscars was in 2011, when James Franco and Anne Hathaway did it. Anything would be better than that–but few could out-do Fey and Poehler. We’ll be crossing our fingers until the updates roll in.
Best of Enemies is a documentary celebrating the fabulous enmity and erudite verbal brawling between liberal author Gore Vidal, and his arch-nemesis, conservative scholar and writer William F. Buckley Jr., on a series of ABC news specials during the 1968 political conventions. Co-directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) came across the unedited footage back in 2012 and knew instantly they wanted to make a movie out of it.