This isn't a tell-all doc about the iconic filmmaker: it's a love letter from his friends and family. With a terrific range of film clips, home movies, behind-the-scenes footage and never-seen stills, this movie explores how Robert Altman's work has forever changed the way Hollywood makes movies, simply because his inventive filmmaking style forced everyone else to try and keep up.
After getting his start directing industrial films in Kansas City, Altman made the jump to Hollywood in the late 1950s, annoying a range of studio executives with his preference for naturalistic, overlapping dialogue in television programmes. Then he made the jump to cinema and took the world by storm with M.A.S.H. In 1970, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes and introducing the "Altmanesque" combination of earthy interaction, ensemble casts and political subtext. In his documentary, filmmaker Ron Mann cleverly asks many of Altman's actors to define the word Altmanesque, not as it relates to the movies but as it relates to the man himself.
Altman was a rare filmmaker who was loved by his casts and crews as well as the critics. Notoriously picky film journalist Pauline Kael famously wrote that "he can make film fireworks out of next to nothing", and this documentary demonstrates this with clips and backstage moments from his classics, ranging from McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971), Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) and Popeye (1980) to The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993) and Gosford Park (2001). The film's focus is on his movies, although it's narrated through personal interviews with Altman and his widow Kathryn Reed and features some superb footage of his sons. It also traces his ongoing health issues, from his heart transplant to his death from leukaemia in 2006. But there's little mention of his lifelong anti-war efforts or his controversial efforts to legalise marijuana.
Continue reading: Altman Review
Rumer’s famous parents were on hand to show support for their daughter as the talent show kicked off its tenth season.
They've long been known as two of the friendliest exes in Hollywood, so it was no great shock to see Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunited on Monday evening, as they supporter their daughter Rumer as she made her 'Dancing With The Stars’ debut.
Rumer Willis is competing on the 10th season of 'Dancing With The Stars’
Bruce was seen on camera during the ABC show sitting in the front row beside wife Emma and daughter Tallulah, while his ex Demi and Rumer’s other sister Scout sat directly behind them.
Woody Allen has signed up Kristen Stewart for his new movie.
Woody Allen has cast Bruce Willis, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg in his latest movie. As usual with Allen's projects at this stage, the film is untitled and there are no details, though it's being produced by Letty Arsonson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson.
Kristen Stewart will star in Woody Allen's latest movie, alongside Bruce Willis and Jesse Eisenberg
It's an eye-striking and typically varied and unusual cast and Allen remains one of the few directors who signs up talent without showing them a script. Everybody wants to work with Allen and the general rule of thumb is: if you're asked, you take the job. Cate Blanchet won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2014 after starring in Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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Bruce is heading to Broadway!
Bruce Willis is to star in a Broadway adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel Misery. The action star will make his debut opposite stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel (House of Cards) in a play written by the two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), who penned the 1990 movie adaptation of the novel, which won Kathy Bates her Oscar.
Bruce Willis with his wife, Emma Heming-Willis
Willis will play the housebound novelist Paul Sheddon (played by James Caan in the movie version) who becomes a prisoner of his crazed number one fan after she rescues him from a car accident.
Continue reading: Bruce Willis Set For Broadway Adaptation Of Stephen King's 'Misery'
'Vice' star Bruce Willis was seen arriving with his wife Emma Heming at the National Board of Review Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, alongside a string of Hollywood's biggest superstars. From actors to directors, and even various music stars, this gala definitely seemed to be the celebrity place to be this month.
Imagine a world where all your deepest darkest fantasies can be played out with no repercussions. That's exactly what Julian Michaels' new resort Vice offers; a glimpse into the lawless world of crime and illicit sex for the usual casual observers, but where everything is reset at the end of their vacation. Populating the resort are artificially intelligent androids, whose memories are wiped at the end of each day. Heavily against the idea of allowing people to indulge in their most depraved desires is Roy; a vigilante who crashes the resort and meets Kelly - a robot who it appears has become slightly damaged after experiencing a series of flashbacks. As she is taken away for repairs, she escapes the facility and ends up teaming with her designer in a bid to save humanity from destroying itself.
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It's bad news for Weinstein 'n' co
Three new releases for this weekend’s box couldn’t make their presence felt as Guardians of The Galaxy enjoyed another weekend atop the pile. Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, The Game Stands Tall and If I Stay all disappointed.
Sin City 2, starring Joseph Gordon Levitt
The penultimate weekend of the summer saw one of the season’s biggest hits reign supreme once more as the hugely popular Marvel franchise, Guardians of The Galaxy pulled in $17.6 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $251.9 million – it won’t be long before it becomes the biggest domestic film of the year ahead of another Marvel property, Captain America: The Winter solider. Globally. GOTG has reached something just shy of $490m.
Continue reading: Box Office: Sin City 2 Disappoints While Guardians Is Unstoppable
It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth the wait because the technical advancements make this second triptych of stories even more visually stunning, and the emotional resonance is even stronger. This is a lean, mean noir thriller that doesn't waste a single moment as it rips through three interlocking plots that centre on revenge for the events of the first movie.
Two people are out to get even with the ruthlessly nasty politician Roark (Powers Booth). Watched over by the hulking Marv (Mickey Rourke), gun-toting stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) is still heartbroken after Roark killed her beloved Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who appears to her as a ghostly apparition. And Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is determined to bring Roark down by humiliating him at his own high-stakes poker game, even though merely having uncanny good luck might not be enough. But the main story centres on private eye Dwight (Josh Brolin), who is stopped in his tracks when he encounters his old flame Ava (Eva Green), a bombshell who has power over most men she meets. She asks for help with a domestic problem, and Dwight is powerless to walk away even though he knows something is fishy.
As before, these stories unfold exactly as they would in a graphic novel, with blunt dialogue and strikingly visual imagery black and white that's spotted with flashes of colour. Aside from Ava's blue coat, that colour is usually red: hair, nails, lips, but not blood, which splashes in glaring white. It looks fantastic in (ahem) eye-popping 3D. And it's fiercely violent as death hovers around the residents of Basin City, especially the lawless Old Town district. But there's just as much emphasis on surging passion, including some surprisingly graphic sexuality that plays up how helpless men are around a scantily clad woman. Indeed, it's rare to see an action film in which the women are so resolutely in charge.
Continue reading: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review
Paul (Jason Patric) used to be a major figure in the Las Vegas crime world - known by his rivals as 'The Prince - before retiring to life as a mechanic in Mississippi as the single father of his growing daughter Angela (Jessica Lowndes). However, his past is coming back to haunt him as one former rival, Omar (Bruce Willis), just can't let his grudge rest. Angela is kidnapped, forcing Paul to face his enemies once again; he travels down to where he believes she has been taken after taking advice from an old friend named Sam (John Cusack). He's still got the weapons and he's definitely still got his formidable fighting skills, but after living in peace for so long, will he be able to save the only person left in his life? Omar's betting he won't, and even he does, he's still got lots to explain to his angry and confused daughter about his dark past.
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The Los Angeles Film Festival opens with the hotly anticipated Snowpiercer as Dustin Hoffman films a Roald Dahl story in London. And trailers tease for new movies starring Thwaites, Alba, Wilson, Brosnan, Pike and Wahlberg...
Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Alison Pill and John Cho were among the celebrities who turned out this week for the opening night of the Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicked off with the premiere of Bong Joon-ho's futuristic thriller Snowpiercer. It's based on a French comic book and stars Chris Evans, who's currently in London filming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Watch the action-packed trailer and find out more about 'Snowpiercer' here.
Also in London, Dustin Hoffman was caught on camera shooting scenes for his new film Esio Trot, based on the Roald Dahl story about a bachelor who falls for his neighbour, but is frustrated that she only seems to care about her pet tortoise. Costars include Judi Dench and James Corden. Take a peak at the Dustin Hoffman filming photos here.
Watch the ridiculous Sin City 2 trailer below.
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir, super-violent, based-on the-comics-of-Frank-Miller, stylised thriller. It’s Sin City; let’s all kill this one dude.
Joseph Gordon Levitt has some revenge to take in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven and Lady GaGa are all newcomers, while Micky Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe are all returning to the franchise.
It's all about revenge in Sin City now as the wounded (both physically and mentally) set out on a trail of death and destruction in a bid to make sure justice is served in their town. Dwight McCarthy is on another rescue mission to save an abused wife as Ava Lord claims she is a prisoner at the hands of her wealthy husband Damien. Unfortunately, it seems her intentions are of the dishonest kind. Thought to be have been executed, Marv wakes up among several corpses with little memory of his alleged crimes, but a strong desire for vengeance. Nancy is heartbroken to the point of insanity following police officer John Hartigan's suicide, and there's no stopping her when she decides to sentence the father of child-killer Roark Junior, Senator Roark, to death. Notorious gambler Johnny is a newbie in the town with his own scores to settle, but it isn't long before he realises he's messing with criminals much bigger than him.
The second instalment of the 'Sin City' film franchise 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' is due for release nearly ten years following the 2005 original. Author of the original graphic novel Frank Miller ('300', 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns', 'Daredevil: Born Again') has adapted the screenplay and co-directs the movie with Robert Rodriguez ('Machete', 'Once Upon a Time in Mexico', 'From Dusk Till Dawn'). 'Sin City 2' is set to hit UK screens on August 25th 2014.
You've seen the topless pictures, but who is Scout Willis?
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s 22 year old daughter Scout has hit the headlines after launching a topless protest against Instagram after they shut down her account for ‘violating community guidelines.’ Thanks to the pictures posted to Willis’s twitter account, we’ve now seen quite a lot of Scout, but what do we actually know about Bruce and Demi’s second daughter?
Scout Willis posted topless pictures on twitter this week
Scout Willis was born on July 20th 1991 to the Brad and Angelina of their day, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Back then tabloids didn't make up annoying nicknames for famous couples so sadly they were just Bruce and Demi, not Deuce. The couple had married in November 1987 after meeting at the premiere for Stakeout. Scout’s elder sister Rumer was born in 1986 and the youngest of the three girls Tallulah came along in February 1994.
Continue reading: Who Is Bruce And Demi's Daughter, Scout Willis?
That's one for every 'Die Hard' movie!
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming-Willis have welcomed a little girl into their lives after Evelyn Penn Willis was born on Monday (5th May). Evelyn is the little sister to Bruce and Emma's other daughter, Mabel, as well as the actor's three other children from his marriage to Demi Moore.
Bruce Willis & Emma Heming-Willis Have Given Birth To Another Daughter.
The 59-year-old film star and 35-year-old model brought their new daughter, who weighed in at 8lbs 10oz, into the world in Los Angeles. "Both mother and baby are healthy and doing beautifully," said Willis's representative in a statement. "Mabel is delighted to have a new baby sister."
Continue reading: Bruce Willis Is A Father-Of-Five At 59, Welcomes New Daughter
The everlasting trail of violence, death and deceit continues with the return of several characters from the original ‘Sin City’ movie. Dwight McCarthy is back, this time running to the rescue of his ex-girlfriend Ava Lord who claims she is being abused by her wealthy husband Damien; he has his own reasons for wanting to help her, but he could be in for a nasty surprise. The framed and punished Marv wakes up after supposed execution by electric chair only to find that he is lying amongst several dead bodies and can’t remember how he ended up there. Following, her near miss at the hands of serial child-killer Roark Junior, Nancy struggles to deal with the painful death of her rescuer, police officer John Hartigan. Plus, a new face shows up in Sin City, a gambler named Johnny who lands himself in mortal danger when he tries to take on the town’s most formidable villain.
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All you need to know about 'Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For'
''Sin City'is back and once again we’re being taken into the world of Frank Miller’s comic book on the big screen as Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis return for 'Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For'. Whilst we’re hoping we can expect more from this than the other Miller inspired sequel around at the moment, lets first get the low down on the second ‘Sin City’ instalment.
Jessica Alba in 'Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For'
Jordan will become a father for the fourth time following the announcement and he isn't alone in the aged father game
Michael Jordan is looking forward to becoming a dad for what will be the fourth time, with his much-younger wife Yvette Prieto, it was reported earlier this week. First reported by www.terezowens.com, the pregnancy comes some months after the pair tied the knot in April this year, after five years of dating,and whilst Jordan might be in his 50's now, this could very well be the founding of another family for the NBA legend.
Michael and Yvette might not be finished in the baby-making-department yet
Jordan isn't alone becoming a father well into middle age, as the celebrity world is full of older fathers. Some, like Jordan, have gone on to start new families in their advanced years following a divorce or loss of partner (or maybe even a scandal of some sort), whilst others like to leave it late before finally settling down and having offspring. Here, we look at five older gentlemen who waited until after their 50th birthday before having children.
Ahead of her stint on 'Saturday Night Live,' the returning host poked fun at her recent exposure at the Emmys
Tina Fey has let it all hang out again! This time though, she did it on purpose, as the award-winning comic writer mocked her apparent 'nip slip' at the at the Emmys last weekend (22 Sept.) during a promo clip for her upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. Fey is returning to the show where she made her name to host the first episode of the 39th season of the variety program when it returns this Saturday, 28 September.
Fey and her troublesome dress at the 65th Emmy Awards
Standing alongside curent SNL mainstay Kenan Thompson, the two were whipping up anticipation for the new season of the show when at the end of the promo Kenan promised "There will be no more wardrobe malfunctions like at the Emmys," before turning to Fey and adding, "Unless you want to do one?"
Continue reading: Tina Fey Suffers 'Another Nip Slip' In SNL Promo Clip
Tina Fey will host the first week of the sketch show's new season, followed by the always 'interesting' Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus will have a chance to redeem herself in the eyes of her peers, to an extent at least, when she takes on hosting duties on the second week of Saturday Night Live's next season. The hit sketch show will return for it's 39th season on 28 September, with Cyrus standing in as host the following week.
Miley Cyrus will host the second week of the new season
Tina Fey will return to the show where she made her name as the host of the first week of the new season, with Arcade Fire serving as her musical guest. The week after that will be The Miley Cyrus Show, with the oft-talked about star serving as both host and musical guest in what will no doubt be a sure fire way to boost the ratings, for better or worse. Her 5 October performance can work one of two ways for Miley, either she talks her recent behaviour in good jest and routinely lampoons herself and her newly acquired stage antics, or she gets all uppity and people stop pitying her and start actually hating her. Hopefully, it'll be the first option.
The 1995 Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt movie could be turned into a TV series.
Plans are underway to turn movie 12 Monkeys into a television series now Syfy have commission an hour-long pilot episode. The planned drama series of the same name will be based on Terry Gilliam's 1995 movie, which itself was based on 1962 short La Jetée, and will be penned by Nikita writers Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett.
Bruce Willis Played A Time Travelling Convict On A Quest To Save Humanity.
Production is set to begin in November on the pilot episode and Charles Roven, who produced the feature film, is set to be executive producer on the story's new incarnation. Set in a post-apocalyptic 2035, Bruce Willis plays a convict who seeks to earn his pardon by time-travelling to help collect information on a deadly virus released by the terrorist organisation, the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, that causes the remaining Earth's population to live underground.
Continue reading: Is Syfy's Adaptation Of '12 Monkeys' Such A Good Idea?
Bruce Willis Friday 11th May 2012 puts on his sunglasses as he arrives on the film set for 'A Good Day to Die Hard'
Bruce Willis Friday 15th July 2011 drops off his wife Emma Heming at a private residence in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California
Bruce Willis and Stella Mccartney - Bruce Willis, her girlfriend, daughter Tallulah Belle Willis Los Angeles, California - pick up coffee at Starbucks and walk along Robertson Boulevard to go to Stella McCartney boutique Friday 21st March 2008
Bruce Willis Saturday 17th November 2007 Planet Hollywod Resort's Grand Opening - Day 2 Las Vegas, Nevada
Date of birth
19th March, 1955
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