Remakes that needn't have bothered - The
The NationalRemakes that needn't have botheredThe NationalKevin Tancharoen's remake of Alan Parker's all-singing, all-dancing 1980 drama set in the New York College of the Performing Arts is barely a sterile shadow of the original. While Parker's film had characters with depth and real issues to deal with ...
Posted on 3 September 2017 | 6:01 am
The Straight Man: When Nicolas Cage Let
UPROXXThe Straight Man: When Nicolas Cage Let Others Be The WeirdoUPROXXNicolas Cage Week continues with a look at the great performances where Nicolas Cage played it (relatively) straight.and more »
Posted on 1 September 2017 | 7:15 am
Ridley Scott got his start by making
AV ClubRidley Scott got his start by making Britain's dullest products look greatAV ClubOtherwise, the notable British film talents who appeared in the 1970s and '80s had two options: either first establish yourself in TV, like Mike Leigh, Alan Clarke (who never left), and Stephen Frears; or make a career in commercials, like Alan Parker ...
Posted on 31 August 2017 | 6:12 am
This & That - Herald Palladium
Herald PalladiumThis & ThatHerald Palladium... to Pink Floyd's 11th studio album, released in November 1979, including elements from the legendary concerts staged in New York and London in 1981, Roger Waters' production at The Berlin Wall in 1990, and the 1982 British film directed by Alan Parker.
Posted on 31 August 2017 | 3:04 am
Win with The Roisin Dubh on The No.1's Show
Galway Bay FMWin with The Roisin Dubh on The No.1's Show with Jon RichardsGalway Bay FMFeaturing original Commitments cast members and musicians from the Smash Hit Sir Alan Parker film and multimillion selling sound track: Kenneth McCluskey AKA Bass Player Derek “The Meatman Scully”, Michael Aherne AKA Piano Player Steven “The ...
Posted on 30 August 2017 | 1:10 am
Watch: Alison Parker’s Father Vows to
On the heels of Wednesday’s fatal on-air shooting deaths of TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, the father, Alan Parker, spoke with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” and remembered his daughter along with her ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:43 am
About a dozen county residents rally for
He spoke of U.S.-Iran relations leading to the current situation. Alan Parker, 78, of West Penn Township, said he volunteered to host the event. At least 100 Schuylkill County residents signed the online petition, he said. The front page of the petition ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 6:12 pm
A ‘Fame’ Screening in Central Park Draws
Directed by Alan Parker, who also made “Midnight Express” (1978) and “Mississippi Burning” (1988), “Fame” starred Anne Meara as a tenderhearted disciplinarian, Irene Cara (who also was a writer of the 1983 Oscar-winning title song “Flashdance
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:13 pm
Oscar-winning director Sir Alan Parker
Oscar-winning film director Sir Alan Parker today became the latest celebrity to try to stop proposals to build a new station in Chelsea as part of the proposed Crossrail 2 link. The maker of hits including The Commitments and Bugsy Malone claimed the plan ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 5:50 am
Atherstone sandwich firm fined £60,000
He was ordered to pay £50,513.18 costs after Judge Alan Parker was told that would be covered by the company's insurers. Tim Green, prosecuting on behalf of the HSE, said: "This prosecution arises out of an accident in July 2012 when Jamie Barsby was ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:30 pm