On Nov. 22, 1963, less than an hour after he arrived in Dallas for a political rally, President John F. Kennedy was shot down in cold blood in what was supposed to be a joyous parade, changing the course of history and the fate of a nation. Now, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination that shook the world, journalist-filmmaker Peter Landesman brings us Parkland, a sobering, documentary-style film commemorating eyewitness accounts of what happened in the aftermath of the tragedy, some of them fresh as a new wound, all of them painful but vital to a deeper understanding of one of the darkest chapters in American history.
Well, someone just saw Vincent Gallo‘s autobiographical blowjob in Brown Bunny: Variety has just announced that facial hair/hat combo trendsetter Billy Bob Thornton will be co-writing and directing a movie based on his relationship with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
Because you guys remember that, right? Billy Bob Thornton was married to Angelina Jolie? Okay, he’s just making sure.
Running time 100 minutes
Written by Bret Easton Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki
Directed by Gregor Jordan
Starring Jon Foster, Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder
A rancid load of swill called The Informers, from a depraved 1994 book by Bret Easton Ellis, is, like The Soloist, a Read More
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Gossip Girl had a casting call in Southampton this past weekend and no one showed up. [Daiyl Intel]
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Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Wilkinson will tag team as evil CEOs of a pharmaceutical company in Duplicity, a drama written and to be directed by Tony Gilroy. Mr. Wilkinson received a supporting actor Oscar nomination for Michael Clayton, which Mr. Gilroy also wrote and directed. Mr. Thornton (who Read More
East 66th Street, Tom Freston’s townhouse. “Arianna’s the most protean person around,” said Ed Kosner, of Arianna Huffington. “Look it up. Not protein.”
The former Daily News editor in chief was leaning on a rail, waiting for his wife. He blogs for Ms. Huffington’s Huffington Post. “It’s fun.”
“She’s very inventive and Read More
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
It’s a sad fact that the best thing filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen had their names attached to last year was the surprise comedy hit Bad Santa . Considering that they were only its producers makes it even sadder. But that’s the only sad thing about this movie.
Pickings were Read More
Terry Zwigoff’s Bad Santa , from a screenplay by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, is the funniest send-up of bad Christmas karma I have ever seen. It’s also one of the happiest surprises of this already wearisome ho-ho-ho season, burdened as it is with an excess of hype, hysteria and hypocrisy. Mr. Zwigoff and his Read More
Billy Bob’s Mom Has E.S.P.
The Gift , superbly directed by Sam Raimi, with a dark and brooding script by veteran screenwriters Tom Epperson and Billy Bob Thornton, is a chilling, suspenseful thriller with supernatural overtones that features a smashing performance by Cate Blanchett as a character with psychic powers, loosely based on Mr. Thornton’s Read More
Increasingly, it seems, New Yorkers try to get out of throwing a New Year’s Eve party-yet still receive points for hospitality-by throwing a New Year’s Day brunch instead. One can just imagine the host’s line of thought: Well, it’s less pressure. The guests are not going to be 100 percent. People can just come and Read More