As its 75th anniversary approaches, “Gone With the Wind” is again being celebrated as a timeless movie classic. But now, even the film’s distributor acknowledges the Civil War epic’s portrayal of slavery is dated and inaccurate.
“I had a great director who really liked the book,” the Kansas City-reared author said. “David Fincher liked the same things in the book that I liked. He wanted a faithful screen adaptation, not a whole new thing.” The film version opens Friday in Kansas City.
"Gone Girl" is David "Zodiac" Fincher's seriously twisted, twisty-turny adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel about a husband accused of killing his wife, first by the outrage engine known as cable news, and then by the cops.
Back in the day - well, the 1980s - Antoine Fuqua was more likely to catch an episode of "Miami Vice" than "The Equalizer." He was a music lover in his late teens and early 20s, after all, but he tuned into the Edward Woodward series every once in a while.
Those who made the new movie "The Good Lie," screenwriter Margaret Nagle's fictionalized account of what many Sudanese "Lost Boys" went through to get to America, figure there's a timeliness to its history. It's not just about 1980sEast Africa and America just after 9/11.
Two men stand in a kitchen discussing how hectic it is to take their sons to sports practices. The camera zooms in on another man. He says nothing because he can't join in the conversation. His two sons don't have sports practices because they have autism.
Oct. 5: Actress Glynis Johns ("Mary Poppins") is 91. Comedian Bill Dana is 90. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 73. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 71. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 67. Actress Karen Allen is 63. Director Clive Barker is 62. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 60. Singer Bob Geldof is 60. Actor Daniel Baldwin ("Homicide: Life on the Streets") is 54. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 50. Actress Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") is 44. Singer-actress Heather Headley is 40. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 40. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 39. Actress Parminder Nagra is 39. Actress Kate Winslet is 39. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 36. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 34. Actor Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") is 31.
Midway into the memoir-ish pseudo-documentary "20,000 Days on Earth, the Nick Cave novice may wonder what all the fuss is about. Who's this self-serious artiste with the long black hair and brooding brow, going on about Nabokov's "Lolita (his dad read it to him as a child, he says), about the teenage girls who dressed him in women's clothes, about his drug-addict days, and about the way he continues to cannibalize his own life, and that of his wife, model Susie Bick, to make his songs - these "crooked versions of yourself?"
Emmanuel Jal has many scarring memories from when he was conscripted as a boy to fight in the second Sudanese civil war. But few stand out like the time he and other child soldiers escaped their quarters as members of the rebel Sudanese People's Liberation Army they had been pressured to join.