15 search results for Charles Grodin

  • "Michael J. Fox" gets parents: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Sep 7, 2013

    "Michael J. Fox" gets parents: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin
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    Here come two words for you: Why I love 'Midnight Run'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

    Significantly more than two words on your humble critic's favorite movie
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    'Midnight Run 2' moving forward with Brett Ratner at the helm

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

    'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' writers to take a crack at the screenplay
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Type: Event | Date: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    Elliott Gould, Charles Grodin, Anthony Rapp, and Raul Esparza all guest star tonight.
  • ABC removes Bryan Singer’s name from ads for 'Black Box' in wake of sexual abuse allegations

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

    ABC removes Bryan Singer’s name from ads for 'Black Box' in wake of sexual abuse allegations Fox dumping its Saturday night Animation Domination HD block “Community” wraps up its 5th season, having returned to its earlier glory
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    Dave [Blu-ray]

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

    Kevin Kline is recruited by the Secret Service to become a momentary stand-in for the President of the United States
  • 'Fargo' boss explains last night’s big revelation

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    'Fargo' boss explains last night’s big revelation See Jon Hamm’s prom photo with “24” alum Sarah Clarke Gayle King expects Oprah to buy the L.A. Clippers
  • King Kong - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    Famed producer Dino De Laurentiis tries to steal the thunder from Jaws, then the top-grossing film of all-time, in this big budget remake of King Kong. (De Laurentiis related his tactics to Tom Snyder: "When Jaws dies, nobody cries. When Kong dies, they all cry.") Updated to the 1970s, the original Robert Armstrong character is now Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), a big-shot oil magnate from Petrox Oil, looking for new petroleum deposits on a recently discovered Pacific island. Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) is a counter-culture paleontologist, stowing away on Wilson's ship, who warns that they are headed for "Skull Island," where prehistoric monsters still live and roam free. Also along for the ride is Dwan (Jessica Lange, in her film debut), a down-on-her-luck starlet, shipwrecked in the ocean after the sinking of a yacht. She really becomes down-on-her-luck when the group lands on the island and a giant ape, Kong, takes a shine to her. Kong kidnaps her and Dwan takes umbrage when the ape tries to remove her clothes by shouting, "You male chauvinist ape!" But Prescott comes to her aid and rescues her from the gorilla's big mits. Wilson, seeing money to be made on Kong, locks him in the cargo hold of his ship and transports him to New York City. Once there, Kong manages to escape and wreak havoc upon the beleaguered town, before being compelled to climb up the World Trade Center for sanctuary. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide
  • Rosemary's Baby - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

    In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon) soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building; despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, Guy starts spending time with the Castevets. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Minnie starts showing up with homemade chocolate mousse for Rosemary. When Rosemary becomes pregnant after a mousse-provoked nightmare of being raped by a beast, the Castevets take a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castevets' circle is not what it seems. The diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth, and the baby is taken away from her. Polanski's camerawork and Richard Sylbert's production design transform the realistic setting (shot on-location in Manhattan's Dakota apartment building) into a sinister projection of Rosemary's fears, chillingly locating supernatural horror in the familiar by leaving the most grotesque frights to the viewer's imagination. This apocalyptic yet darkly comic paranoia about the hallowed institution of childbirth touched a nerve with late-'60s audiences feeling uneasy about traditional norms. Produced by B-horror maestro William Castle, Rosemary's Baby became a critically praised hit, winning Gordon an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Inspiring a wave of satanic horror from The Exorcist (1973) to The Omen (1976), Rosemary's Baby helped usher in the genre's modern era by combining a supernatural story with Alfred Hitchcock's propensity for finding normality horrific. ~ Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide
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    Season premiere review: 'Louie' - 'Back/Model'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

    Louie suffers an injury, then spends a long, strange night on the Hamptons
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