Veteran Actor James Caan Is Fighting To Reduce His Monthly Support Payments To His Estranged Wife After Confessing He Has Started Signing Up For Sub-par Film Roles To Keep On Top Of His Bills.
The Godfather star filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Linda, at the start of 2015, and they are currently locked in a bitter battle over finances.
Linda, who was married to the actor for 19 years, is reportedly seeking to increase the $13,000 (£8,670)-a-month she currently receives in child support for their two teenage children, Jacob and James, but Caan insists he cannot afford the fees.
The 75-year-old claims he is suffering from various medical issues and wants to retire from Hollywood, but he is having to continue working to satisfy Linda's demands.
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Actress Kathy Bates Really Was Miserable While Filming 1990 Movie Misery, Because She Hated The Violent Scenes And Twisted Her Ankle On The First Day.
In a 25th anniversary reunion with co-star James Caan for Entertainment Weekly magazine, the star reveals she was injured on day one after twisting her ankle falling down the steps of her trailer, and she wasn't a fan of her veteran castmate's tough guy acting either.
"When he slammed my head into the floor and started shoving the paper in my mouth, that was bad," she says. "When we got through with that, I just went off stage and burst into tears... It hurt."
"That's the best thing about Kathy, because she's playing this insanely brutal woman (in the film), (and) she was, like, this little prairie flower," Caan adds. "She got all upset when it got violent."
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Veteran Actor James Caan Has Reported Back To The Set Of His Movie Operation Insanity Following His Hospitalisation On Tuesday Night (29sep15).
The Godfather star was rushed to a hospital in Toronto, Canada complaining of chest pain, and he was diagnosed with a mild infection.
He was released from the medical facility by Wednesday (30Oct15) and took time off work to recover.
However, less than two days after his hospital visit, Caan, 75, headed back to work on the comedy Operation Insanity, according to TMZ.com.
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Veteran Actor James Caan Is Recovering After He Was Hospitalised With A Chest Infection.
The sick Godfather star, 75, checked into a Toronto, Canada hospital on Tuesday (29Sep15), and was diagnosed with a mild chest infection, according to TMZ.com.
Caan's representative claims he has since been released, and is doing fine.
He is planning to rest for the next few days before returning to work on new movie Operation Insanity with Paul Sorvino.
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Like The Wind Rises, this Oscar-nominated Studio Ghibli animation is a proper cinematic epic, telling a sprawling story with artistry, invention and vivid characters that leave most Hollywood animated movies in the dust. It's based on a 10th century Japanese folktale that's packed with resonant themes, and it's been animated in a way that makes it look like a childhood storybook come to life. So even if it feels rather long at 2 hours 17 minutes, the visual minimalism is relentlessly beautiful.
The story begins in the countryside, where farmer Okina (James Caan in the English-language version) finds a tiny girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) in a bamboo stalk. Believing her to be a princess, he raises her with his wife Ouna (Mary Steenburgen). When he finds silk and gold in his bamboo grove, Okina decides that the gods want them to raise the now-teen girl in a more regal setting, so they all move to the capital, where she's officially named Princess Kaguya and becomes the most eligible girl in the kingdom, attracting offers from five wealthy men, plus His Majesty (Dean Cain) himself. But Kaguya is longing for the quieter life in the country, and misses her childhood pal Sutemaru (Darren Criss).
As it develops, the story becomes deeper and richer, offering hints as to where the events are headed, although nothing prepares us for the final-act sequence, which feels almost anachronistic in its surreally eclectic splendour. But by then, we have become completely engulfed in Kaguya's story, identifying with her longing to reconnect with the friends who used to call her "L'il Bamboo" because she grew up much more quickly than they did. This tension between sophisticated high society and rural simplicity adds an extra layer of meaning to the entire film, as does the running commentary about Japan's gender politics. And the hint of romance between Kaguya and Sutemaru offers further subversion of the social order.
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Once upon a time in Japan, a bamboo cutter discovered a miniature girl inside the body of a glowing stalk of bamboo. When he took the girl home, he adopted her as his daughter, and decided that she must be a princess. The princess began to grow at an alarming rate, soon becoming a young woman. One day, the bamboo cutter discovered another glowing stalk and once again, decided to chop it down. Inside was enough gold for him to build a palace for his princess. But a princess with a palace needs a prince, and the little princess wanted only to return to her friends. The punishment for dishonouring the prince's request would be death, so the princess was forced to embark on a journey through love, life, and Japan, in search of her heart's desire.
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While the story centres on twisted moral dilemmas, this 1970s-set thriller takes such a hesitant, internalised approach that if never lets viewers under the characters' skin. As a result, there's virtually no spark of real life here, despite the presence of several fine actors and a twisty plot that focusses on how decisions affect relationships. It's an oddly muted approach to events that really should have a much stronger emotional jolt.
It's 1974 Brooklyn, where Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released after 10 years in prison. His police detective brother Frank (Billy Crudup) offers help with finding a place to stay, getting a job and escaping his former life of crime, but the options are limited. While trying to reconnect with his junkie-prostitute ex Monica (Marion Cotillard), Chris also begins dating the younger Natalie (Mila Kunis). And he finds himself drifting back into his old gangster role. This causes a conflict of interest for Frank in his work as a cop, especially since he's further compromised by having an affair with Vanessa (Zoe Saldana), whose boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) he's just put in jail.
Filmmaker Guillaume Canet is remaking the 2008 French thriller Rivals (in which he played the Frank character), and he recreates the period beautifully, shooting the film in a grainy 1970s style that emphasises character over action. So it's odd that the characters feel so thinly written, with most of the ambiguity drained from each moral issue they face. Much of this is because everyone is pushing their emotions away and internalising their thought processes so no one else can see them. But this leaves the audience out in the cold. And as a result, everything feels obvious and inevitable, which makes it impossible to get involved as events escalate. It's as if these people are tragic losers, so no amount of sympathy will save them.
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The 89-year-old movie legend died after suffering a stroke at her home in Manhattan, New York.
Caan, who worked with Bacall in 1990's Misery, shared his sorrow in a statement to Entertainment Weekly which reads, "She was a great, uplifting lady who was full of talent and fun. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her. I will miss her dearly."
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'Last Vegas' star Michael Douglas and his 'Rock of Ages' actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones were snapped holding hands on the red carpet at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala. Also spotted arriving at the event was 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star Rob Reiner who was being honoured with an accolade.
Blunt and simplistic, there's not a moment in this thriller that feels inspired by anything other than criminal TV shows. This means that everything on-screen feels comfortably familiar, so we happily go along with the story even as it gets increasingly ridiculous. But just a bit of complexity might have helped us care about what happens.
When his daughter Samantha is found murdered in Los Angeles, military contractor Lex is called back from the front lines to claim her body. But after flying in from the Middle East, he discovers that it's not her. Local police Detective Klein (Patric) is more interested in investigating Lex than finding out what really happened to Samantha, so Lex starts to look into things himself. First, he checks out Samantha's shifty boss (Caan). Then, with the help of a friend (Elizabeth), he tracks down her boyfriend Ricky (Messner) and eventually finds Samantha herself (Ordway). And now there's a whole new set of problems.
Writer-director Miller tells this story as if it's a pilot episode for a cop series, eliminating any ambiguity by continually reminding us who's good and bad. As a result, there isn't a single surprise along the way, action scenes are predictable and the drama feels soapy and silly. It's not like there aren't strong themes gurgling under the surface, but none of the actors bother to break through. Fairbrass is such a meathead that we wonder how he could possibly be an elite tactical soldier, while Caan seems to be channelling vicious-thug-mode Robert DeNiro. At least he and Patric seem to be having some fun with their roles.
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