Jonah Hill: Professional Prankster To The Stars!

Long before Jonah Hill became an Academy nominated actor and a box office star, he had unique connections to Hollywood, Hill was friends with movie star Dustin Hoffman’s kids which put him in contact with Hoffman himself. The Tootsie star, who is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, the actor recruited Hill to play pranks on his Hollywood friends. We spoke to Jonah Hill who recalled pranking Hoffman’s longtime friend Warren Beatty (Hoffman’s Ishtar co-star). (Click on the media bar below to hear Jonah Hill)

Hill is currently getting great reviews in his latest film War Dogs in theaters now.

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Lucille Ball And George Sanders Headine ‘Two Films By Douglas Sirk’ Blu-Ray


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Filmmaker Douglas Sirk is known for several classics that were released towards the end of his career (Written on the Wind, All That Heaven Allows, Imitation of Life), and thanks to Cohen Film Collection his body of work will feature some of earlier work with the upcoming Blu-ray release of Two Films by Douglas Sirk: A Scandal in Paris and Lured. Both movies feature an A-list cast.

Based on Fracois Eugène Vidocq’s memoirs, A Scandal in Paris centers on a former criminal (George Sanders) who eventually becomes the City of Lights’ chief of police. Though probably deemed as a lawman by society, he still has designs on pulling off a huge heist.

Lucille Ball may be known as one of television’s most iconic comedians, but with Lured she plays an American dance hall girl who helps Scotland Yard nab a serial killer. Sanders reunites with Sirk as a playboy who serves as one of the investigation’s top suspects, and creature feature star Boris Karloff plays a fashion designer.

Though many filmmakers, most notably Todd Haynes (Carol, Leave Her To Heaven) have drawn inspiration from Sirk’s subversive suburban dramas, it will be interesting to see what if he had similar thematic fixations with A Scandal in Paris and Lured.

Two Films By Douglas Sirk: A Scandal in Paris and Lured hits Blu-ray September 27th via Cohen Film Collection.

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On ‘The Voice,’ Miley Cyrus Wants To Help Others Make The Climb

NUP_174127_0939.jpgLove her or dislike her with a passion, Miley Cyrus is a worldwide superstar. Along with some of the crazy antics she has done, Cyrus has proven she is a multitalented entertainer. Having found major success in television, film and of course music career, Cyrus has decided to take her showbiz wisdom as a judge on the NBC hit series music talent show The Voice.

Cyrus, who was previously a mentor on the show, enjoyed the authenticity of The Voice and she jumped at the chance to join the judges panel with Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and fellow newbie Alicia Keys. (Click on the media bar below to hear Miley Cyrus)

The eleventh season of The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights 8/7c on NBC.

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Melissa Benoist: ‘Supergirl’ Stays The Course At The CW

image-291Last year the CBS series Supergirl was one of the most anticipated series of the 2015-2016. Many were surprised that a network such as CBS, which is the top network on all of television, would cater to a much different demographic than many who would watch Supergirl. While the show was a modest success on CBS and would survive on any other network, CBS had the luxury of instead of canceling the show since the program has since moved on to its sister network. The CW is the perfect network for the series since it caters to a much younger audience and has thrived with such comic book series as Arrow and The Flash.

When the move was announced, many thought that the tone of Supergirl would change. However, series star Melissa Benoist says that’s not happening and she also adds that the first three episodes are great. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)

Season two of Supergirl premieres October 10 on The CW.

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Tom Hanks Thinks The ‘Sully’ Story Will Fly With Audiences

usp-fp-0155Two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks may be headed for another celebrated awards season for his role as Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger in Clint Eastwood’s latest film Sully, which opening in theaters September 9. Seven years after Sullenberger saved 155 people as he glided his plane to safety amidst the Hudson River, his amazing feat has not been forgotten. Tom Hanks, seen earlier this year in A Hologram for the King, believes moviegoers will really be moved by Sully. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Hanks)

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