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Posted on 7 June 2018 | 5:21 am
Thursday's best TV: Quantico; Humans;
The GuardianThursday's best TV: Quantico; Humans; Secrets of the Chocolate FactoryThe GuardianFail Safe 3.40pm, 5Spike (1964, Sidney Lumet). Dr Strangelove without the jokes, and therefore bleak indeed. At the height of the cold war, the US accidentally launches a nuclear assault on Moscow. The Russians are understandably sceptical when ...
Posted on 6 June 2018 | 10:02 pm
A lifetime of 'following my gut' pays off
Chicago Sun-TimesA lifetime of 'following my gut' pays off for Ethan HawkeChicago Sun-TimesI've worked with Peter Weir and Sidney Lumet and now with [“First Reformed” director] Paul Schrader, you know you're working with first ballot Hall of Famers. But when you meet people your own generation it's more tricky because you have to smell each ...
Posted on 6 June 2018 | 5:02 pm
Studio 54 documentary exposes salacious
Fox NewsStudio 54 documentary exposes salacious history of drug-fueled nightclubFox NewsGail Lumet, ex-wife of film director Sidney Lumet, claimed she saw girls “who didn't even look in their teens” entering Studio 54 for a good time. “I think it was a hotbed of drugs and pedophiles,” she said, as reported by UK's Daily Mail. “If I'd know ...
Posted on 4 June 2018 | 10:36 am
Gate-Keeper: CineEurope celebrates Patrick
Film JournalGate-Keeper: CineEurope celebrates Patrick Wachsberger's achievements at Lionsgate and SummitFilm JournalHe also jumped into producing, working with such greats as Sidney Lumet and Irwin Winkler. He then joined the new Summit Entertainment, a company started by industry legends Arnon Milchan, Bernd Eichinger and Andy Vanja. In 1993, when they left, ...
Posted on 1 June 2018 | 10:13 am
SKE Taps John Penotti As President, Forms
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has tapped John Penotti as president to replace Jim Tauber, who retired to practice psychotherapy . And one day after Sony Pictures hired Fox’s Sanford Panitch to ramp up slates of local-language films for the international marketplace, it has formed SKE Global with Ivanhoe Pictures , the production entity backed by financier Robert Friedland and run by producer ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:53 am
John Penotti Replacing Jim Tauber as Sidney
John Penotti will replace Jim Tauber as president of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which has formed a new division called SKE Global that’s a joint venture with Ivanhoe Pictures — the internationally-focused production house founded by financier Robert Friedland and producer Penotti. The announcement was made Tuesday by SKE founder and CEO Sidney Kimmel and Ivanhoe Pictures chairman Friedland ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 9:48 am
A History of Lawyers in the Movies
Lawyers in movies have been around for as long as movies have been screening. Some of the best movies – and we agree, some of the worst – have featured lawyers in various guises.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:21 am
Quincy Jones Recalls "Freaking
Jones listened to 800 songs for the iconic album 'Thriller' and says of the now-beloved music video's shoot: "Michael had no idea what we were doing there."
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 9:00 pm
Hoo-ah! Al Pacino's best and worst
Al Pacino as an aging rock star? Sure — that would work.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 9:39 am
Letters to Juliet, Rush Hour, Build My
Happy birthday Sean Connery – 85 today. This Sidney Lumet heist thriller is showing in a double bill with Robin and Marian, showing two sides of the great Scot. Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan and cocky American comedian Chris Tucker are the ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 9:32 am
Law School Edition: Great Courtroom Dramas
Twelve Angry Men has been around for nearly 60 years, having been adapted and revised many times. Yet Sidney Lumet’s 1957 original still stands out as the must-see version. And why wouldn’t it? Angry Men may be shot in black and white and dense with ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Looking back at the movies of 1975
“Dog Day Afternoon” showed how well old and new could mesh. Sidney Lumet had started directing in the early ’50s, on television. Al Pacino, along with Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman, was one of the era’s defining male stars. A real-life urban ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
In Honor Of ‘Hitman: Agent 47,’ We
A complete money grab, only using unused footage from the filming of Hitman: Agent 10. Pacino, Fletcher and director Sidney Lumet sued the studio, eventually settling out of court for a still unspecified amount. 45. Hitman: Agent 3 (1965) Bob Hope ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Patrick Stewart scores as scandalous news
(In a nod to the Sidney Lumet film, “Blunt Talk” uses the same name of its network — UBS.) Walter shares traits with both men but seems held together by safety pins. The staff at his show works double-time to keep him together, to no avail.
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 3:18 pm
Lincoln Center to show Lumet's movies as
Lincoln Center will pay tribute to one of New York's favorite sons, the late director Sidney Lumet.
Posted on 28 June 2011 | 9:15 am
Correction: Sydney Lumet obituary
In an April 9 story about the death of director Sidney Lumet, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lumet played Jesus in two different Broadway productions. Lumet played Jesus in only one play, "Journey to Jerusalem."
Posted on 9 April 2011 | 9:42 am