Keyword: jodiefoster

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Box-Office Preview: 'Money Monster' Eyes Bearish U.S. Debut

    05/12/2016 8:07:33 AM PDT · by pepsi_junkie · 24 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/11/2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Jodie Foster's film — reuniting stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney — makes its world premiere Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival hours before it starts rolling out in the U.S.; 'Captain America: Civil War' crosses $200 million domestically for a global total of $737.8 million. Jodie Foster's financial thriller Money Monster is eyeing a bearish opening in the U.S., where it is looking at a debut in the low-teen millions, if tracking is correct. Sony/TriStar insiders are being even more conservative and suggesting their pic will open in the $10 million range, thanks to another kind of monster —...
  • How 'Taxi Driver' ruined acting

    05/06/2016 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies
    The Economist ^ | 5/6/2016 | TOM SHONE
    “Every day, for 40 f%^&% years, one of you has stopped me on the street and said, ‘You talkin’ to me?’” groused Robert De Niro at a recent Q&A at the Tribeca Film festival reuniting the makers of “Taxi Driver”. Martin Scorsese, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster, Cybil Shepherd and screenwriter Paul Schrader all swapped anecdotes, and De Niro led the audience in one last rendition of his most famous line, in an effort to expunge the ghost. He’s not the only one haunted by the role, which remains the template for every young Hollywood actor eager to put the lucre...
  • How Jodie Foster stays one of the most ‘real’ stars in Hollywood [Wash Post pushes Lesbianism]

    05/08/2016 1:46:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 7, 2016 | Ann Hornaday
    Jodie Foster is on point. Mere minutes into conversation and she’s talking politics, specifically as they pertain to “Money Monster,” a timely thriller she’s directed. It’s impossible to watch “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and opens May 13, and not be reminded of the indeterminate rage of the Trump phenomenon. She’s eager to talk about “Money Monster,” in which Clooney plays Lee Gates, the swaggering, superficial star of a cable financial show who’s taken hostage by a young man, played by Jack O’Connell, whose savings have been wiped out by one of Gates’s stock tips. Foster...
  • 'Elysium' Star Jodie Foster Admits Film Is Political

    08/10/2013 5:05:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 10, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Matt Damon, the star of the movie "Elysium" and its director, Neill Blomkamp, have both vociferously denied that their film is political. Well, perhaps they might want to consult with Jodie Foster who also stars in this movie to get their stories in proper alignment because she expressed a very different opinion. First let us read the not very convincing denial by Blomkamp of any political motivation as reported by Fox News: "’Elysium’ doesn’t have a message,” Blomkamp told Wired Magazine, saying he found it unfortunate that critics were drawing parallels between his movie and the Occupy movement, a phenomenon...
  • Elysium: Hollywood's Familiar Nightmare, and the Enduring Technological Dream

    08/08/2013 1:39:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | August 8, 2013 | Hamilton
    The new movie Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, is more loaded with liberal politics than an Organizing For America fundraising pitch. It’s more loaded with liberalism than an Ivy League gender studies department. More loaded, even, than an MSNBC roundtable discussion.   Still, it’s a pretty cool movie, featuring an intelligent, if scary, take on the future. And so it merits our attention, because even if one doesn’t agree with its liberal slant, one must realize that liberals have half, at least, of the marbles in American politics--that is, the White House, the Senate, and, of course, the...
  • Jodie Foster's dad convicted of housing scheme

    12/09/2011 4:52:26 AM PST · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Jodie Foster's estranged father faces more than 25 years behind bars after being convicted of bilking more than $100,000 from the poor and elderly in a home-building scheme.
  • The Beaver

    05/14/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 23 replies · 1+ views
    If there is one thing Mel Gibson understands, it is damnation. The once-lauded actor was able to bring the concept to life in The Passion of the Christ, before the scandals that knocked him from his Hollywood throne and moral pulpit. In The Beaver, directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, Gibson portrays a man crippled at first by regret and depression, then by the domination of a strange creature that was to be his salvation. Walter Black (Gibson) lies on his bed, paralyzed from what doctors diagnose as depression, although medical labels are inadequate for his existential crisis. The toy...
  • Jodie Foster is bullish on 'The Beaver' ( Actual Headline )

    04/26/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 72 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rebecca Keegan
    The two-time Oscar winner came away pleased with her latest directorial effort, which tested her loyalty to costar and friend Mel Gibson.
  • Mel, Jodie Reunite for Beaver

    07/10/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,741+ views
    E Online on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/09 | Josh Grossberg
    Los Angeles (E! Online) – Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster are giving it another shot. E! News can confirm that the Hollywood heavyweights, who last costarred in a movie together 15 years ago in Maverick, are set to join forces again for The Beaver. A quirky comedy drama along the lines of 2007's indie hit Lars and the Real Girl (or, depending on your humor, South Park), the Kyle Killen-penned script follows a down-and-out man (Gibson) who finds comfort wearing a beaver hand puppet. Foster will not only play his wife, but she'll also helm the film, marking her first...
  • Jodie Foster busted for hybrid hypocrisy

    03/01/2009 5:49:54 PM PST · by slomark · 28 replies · 1,764+ views
    Jodie Foster was pulled over in Beverly Hills last week for speeding. Police said the movie star’s politically-correct Prius was clocked doing 54 in a 35 mile per hour zone. To make it even better, the whole thing was caught on tape by a crew of “Speeders,” a truTV reality show. According to the New York Post, “Foster refused...
  • Full Version of the 1976 kiddie movie musical Bugsy Malone (w/subtitles)

    03/06/2008 2:14:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 3 replies · 987+ views
    Full Version of the 1976 kiddie movie musical Bugsy Malone (w/subtitles) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2544817728959240414&q=full+duration%3Along&total=17110&start=580&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=9 Also, Documentary: Bugsy Malone After They Were Famous - Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNSj_G71aVk Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjHT7AHcIBw Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgzGqO07yzI Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IlDzgGZbYA Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g534tnWuh0o
  • Jodie Foster comes out... finally

    12/13/2007 11:23:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 290 replies · 3,069+ views
    Times of London ^ | 12/12/07 | Veronica Schmidt
    December 12, 2007 Jodie Foster comes out... finally The notoriously private Oscar-winning actress has acknowledged her lesbian partner in public for the first time Veronica Schmidt After guarding her private life fiercely for 15 years, Hollywood actress Jodie Foster has publicly acknowledged her lesbian partner. The Oscar-winning actress thanked "my beautiful Cydney" after winning an award at the Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in Los Angeles. She went on to praise Cydney Bernard, saying the film producer "sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss". Despite more than a decade of speculation, questions over the paternity of...
  • Foster quotes Eminem at Penn graduation

    05/15/2006 5:38:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies · 973+ views
    AP ^ | May 15, 2006 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA - You can add rapping to the list of Jodie Foster's talents. The Oscar-winning actress spoke Monday at the University of Pennsylvania's commencement ceremonies, ending her address with the chorus of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile," the semi-autobiographical 2002 film in which he starred. Foster, who graduated from Ivy League rival Yale University in 1985, received an honorary doctor of arts degree. She earned laughs from the graduates by taking pictures of them from the podium and then by recalling her own years at Yale. But she struck a serious note later, saying the country and world are...
  • Bad "Flight Plan": Jodie Foster Film Defames Air Marshals, Flight Attendants (SPOILER ALERT)

    09/22/2005 5:11:57 PM PDT · by mcg1969 · 34 replies · 4,293+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | September 22, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    It's been four years of bad news for flight attendants. First, 9/11 happened. Then, they were laid off. With airline bankruptcies like Northwest's, they are being laid off again. Now, in another blow, the movie, "Flight Plan," is hitting theaters, tomorrow. Starring Jodie Foster, it's an outrageous piece of propaganda and incredible display of the irresponsible. I'm embarrassed to say that a very distant cousin of mine--Charles J.D. Schlissel--is executive producer of this outrage. The J.D. must stand for "Just Despicable." If you're a freedom-loving American like me, the rotten tricks of this movie will disgust you. If you want...
  • Flightplan attempts left wing landing - (Spoiler Alert!)

    09/21/2005 11:40:11 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 33 replies · 1,882+ views
    The movie begins with Jodi Foster (Kyle) in a morgue. You don't see who is in the casket she is approaching. The director asks if she'd like a few minutes alone. Kyle asks if "she has to". The director informs her that a code is required for international flights (he means a keycode to lock the coffin, but this is explained later). While she is approaching the casket, the scene flashes back to Kyle and her husband, David (uncredited), walking home in Berlin. When they get home, she asks her husband to sit in the courtyard for just a minute,...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Bad "Flight Plan": Jodie Foster Film Defames Air Marshals, Flight Attendants

    09/23/2005 5:10:01 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 101 replies · 3,016+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    It's been four years of bad news for flight attendants. First, 9/11 happened. Then, they were laid off. With airline bankruptcies like Northwest's, they are being laid off again. Now, in another blow, the movie, "Flight Plan," is hitting theaters, tomorrow. Starring Jodie Foster, it's an outrageous piece of propaganda and incredible display of the irresponsible. I'm embarrassed to say that a very distant cousin of mine--Charles J.D. Schlissel--is executive producer of this outrage. The J.D. must stand for "Just Despicable." If you're a freedom-loving American like me, the rotten tricks of this movie will disgust you. If you want...
  • State of the Union: A Libertarian Response

    01/30/2003 9:43:59 AM PST · by Undecided · 100 replies · 537+ views
    myself
    This isn’t the first time in our history that we’ve had the possibility of dangerous weapons in the hands of a leader we didn’t trust, and this won’t be the first time we’ve responded to this possible threat with a military assault. In 1992, the U.S. federal government conducted a military siege at Ruby Ridge, ultimately killing Randy Weaver's dog, son and wife. Mr. Weaver was suspected of being a cult leader, hording weapons and ammunition for anti-government purposes. The government was never able to prove their allegations, but ends-justify-the-means justice was the explanation for the loss of life. Did...