Wednesday, October 19, 2011
If another term in the White House doesn't happen, First Lady Michelle Obama might have a fallback: Woody Allen says he "wouldn't hesitate to ask her" to be in one of his movies. He's actually done it before: Allen cast France's First Lady, Carla Bruni, as a museum tour guide in 'Midnight in Paris.' Allen told the British television program Daybreak that he made the decision to cast Bruni on a whim while having dinner with her and husband Nicolas Sarkozy, and if fate threw him together with Michelle Obama, he'd happily make her the same offer.
the upcoming action comedy 'Tower Heist' to residents of Atlanta, Ga. and Portland, Ore. via on-demand services for the high, high price of $59.99 three weeks after its release. Theater owners did too! Rather than show their disdain with snarky tweets and/or head shakes though, one company has decided to take action: Cinemark, the nation's third largest theater chain behind AMC and Regal, said on Thursday that it would not screen 'Tower Heist' in any of its 300 theaters if the studio follows through with its on-demand plan.
in film history. (Also, is 'The Princess Bride' really more than twenty years old? Yikes.) So, if you've ever wanted to see Billy Crystal wear his Miracle Max hat or know what it was like kissing Cary Elwes, then check out the video ahead.
The controversial 'Human Centipede II: Full Sequence' opening Friday in 18 select theaters around the country has already achieved a mountain of notorious hype. The sequel to 2010's shocker about a mad doctor obsessed with surgically connecting people mouth-to-anus promises to be even more disgusting and brutal -- and with reports that 'Human Centipede II' features even more graphic torture, bodily fluids and rape, it's no surprise that the movie getting into trouble.
Some of you might be too young to remember the time Sean Young tried to prove she'd be the perfect catwoman in 'Batman Returns' by dressing up in a homemade costume and stalking Tim Burton. (Needless to say, she didn't get the role.) But this week she donned the outfit again to prove she's "ready to pay my dues," as she's having trouble getting work. See her cringe-worthy appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' after the jump.
Sobering thought before you check out for happy hour on Friday afternoon: we currently live in a world where there are not one, but two movies about creating human centipedes. When the aliens from 'A.I.' are surveying the wreckage of Earth in 3,000 years, that's the type of thing that they might point at and say, "Thank God these guys are gone." Put another way: this is why we can't have nice things.
Last night, a well-to-do crowd of generous New Yorkers enjoyed a rare opportunity to hang out with two presidents of the United States: Bill Clinton and Josiah Bartlet. The occasion was a charity screening of 'The Way,' starring Martin Sheen -- who played Bartlet on 'The West Wing' from 1999 to 2006 -- and directed by Sheen's son Emilio Estevez. Clinton, who was there to support the evening's beneficiary, The Walkabout Foundation, went out of his way to thank "my friend Martin Sheen, who when I left the White House became my president." (That's a George Bush joke, for those playing at home.) "I try to show the appropriate deference."
Diane Cilento, best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Molly Seagrim in the 1963 film 'Tom Jones,' has died at the age of 78. Cilento also starred with Charlton Heston in 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' and appeared in the original 'Wicker Man' and 'Moulin Rouge.' From 1962-1973, Cilentro was married to movie star Sean Connery. The couple had one son together.