Robert Towne - 2016 Writers Guild Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Writers Guild Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th February 2016
Robert Towne and Matthew Weiner - A host of stars were photogrpahed as they attended the AMC Celebration of The Mad Men 7 Episodes Of "Mad Men" With The Black & Red Ball. The event was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015
Robert Towne - Celebirites attend the AMC celebration of the final 7 episodes of 'Mad Men' with the Black & Red Ball at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th March 2015
Robert Mitchum plays Harry Kilmer, a retired detective, called back into service by old World War II army pal George Tanner (Brian Keith), who asks for his help in rescuing his daughter, who is being held in Japan by the yakuza. Tanner knows Kilmer is owed a debt of honor by ex-yakuza member Tanaka Ken (Ken Takakura, the big Japanese star of all those '70s yakuza films) and convinces him to travel back to Japan to see if Ken will honor his obligation to Kilmer by infiltrating the yakuza gang holding his daughter and bringing her back home (significantly, the daughter is no more than a unconscious blip on the radar in The Yakuza). Once there, events spin out of control, and Kilmer and Ken become embroiled in ritual obligations and mayhem.
Continue reading: The Yakuza Review
Director Hugh Hudson had just finished Chariots of Fire, so why wouldn't he be perfect to direct the annual retelling of the Tarzan legend? Christopher Lambert -- hell, with that mop of a hairdo he looks a lot like Tarzan. Ralph Richardson and Ian Holm are excellent actors. How could this miss?
Continue reading: Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes Review
Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell's naked tryst in movie ASK THE DUST has won the best nude movie scene of 2006.
The pair's steamy skinny-dipping clinch in the Robert Towne-directed film was awarded the top flesh-baring accolade by film review website Mr.Skin.com.
Gretchen Mol was given second place in the annual rankings for her portrayal of 1950s pin-up Bettie Page in THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, while other winners included Jennifer Aniston for The Break Up and Kelly Brook for SURVIVAL ISLAND (THREE).
Mexican film star Salma Hayek has defended her full-frontal nude scene in her latest film ASK THE DUST, insisting the sexy sequence is a vital part of the story. The FRIDA beauty, 39, appears naked in a brief beach scene alongside Colin Farrell in the romantic drama, directed by Robert Towne. She tells the New York Daily News, "I don't want to do nudity just for the sake of doing nudity. "But this is an iconic part of the story (from) the book. It's important because it represents (my character CAMILLA's) spirit, which is very free, and yet she lives in world where she's very repressed by the circumstances. So (the nudity is) almost symbolic for who she is."
Twenty-year-old aspiring Italian-American writer Arturo Bandini, Fante's literary alter ego, is brash yet sensitive, fundamentally moral yet driven by an unquenchable, uniquely American thirst for love, lust, and romantic adventure. Bandini's conflicting values jolt and jostle inside him, finding expression primarily through Bandini's typewriter, as he tries to alchemize his experiences into fiction.
Continue reading: Ask The Dust Review
James Brundage, the exuberant fan:
Continue reading: Mission: Impossible 2 Review
Telling you why would spoil what little plot Mission: Impossibleactually has, so I won't. Instead, let me try to shed a little light on what is a messy, uneven production that had so much promise but delivers so little.
Continue reading: Mission: Impossible Review
Ain't homework painful?
Continue reading: Chinatown Review
Rising star Charlie Hunnam has made the jump from British television actor to movie star. According to him, it's not because of what he knows, but who he used to know.
Charlie Hunnam, formerly known for 'Queer As Folk' is set to appear in 'Cold Mountain' in December. But according to the actor, it was his ultimately doomed marriage to Katherine Towne which led to him making his way in Hollywood - mainly because her father is an Oscar-winning screenwriter.
The English-born actor divorced from Towne in 2002 after four years of marriage. He admits that being married to the daughter of the 'Chinatown' and 'Mission Impossible' screenwriter was to driving force behind his transformation from Television actor to movie star. Hunnam explained his relationship with Katherine, saying: "We met at an audition for 'Dawson's Creek' and bonded over our mutual distress at being there in the first place."
The day Michelle elected Barack as her future husband.
There are more superheroes than ever in the latest Avengers movie, Captain America: Civil War.
'Peep Show' may be dead, but Mitchell & Webb are not.