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2011-08-12 11:39:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a celebration of film as the 2011 Albuquerque Film Festival (AFF) honors actors Michael Madsen and Dean Stockwell along with cinematographer Haskell Wexler for their inspired careers and achievements in film at the Albuquerque Film Festival Legend Awards (August 18-21, 2011). AFF has crafted an outstanding lineup of festivities featuring Madsen, "AFF Maverick Award" recipient and revered poet. Madsen will appear at a book signing and...

2011-06-20 10:33:00

NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Once again, Bryant Park will be a destination for film buffs on summer nights in New York City, with an all-star legendary film line up for the 19th year of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America and in association with The Bryant Park Corporation. Continuing the popular tradition of presenting "stars under the stars," the free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 20 and running through...

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2009-10-01 17:26:31

Actor Dennis Hopper, who was treated for dehydration and flu-like systems Wednesday, has been discharged from a New York hospital, his manager said. Hopper has appeared in the classic films, Rebel Without a Cause, True Grit, Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now and Hoosiers. He currently stars in the TV drama, Crash. The 73-year-old screen star's manager, Sam Maydew, told People.com Thursday that Hopper is now back in his hotel room and feeling much better. Dennis would like to thank everyone for...

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2009-09-30 14:30:47

U.S screen icon Dennis Hopper has been transported by ambulance to a New York hospital, sources told TV's Entertainment Tonight. Hopper, 73, has appeared in the classic films Rebel Without a Cause, True Grit, Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now and Hoosiers. He currently stars in the TV drama Crash. ET said he was taken to a Manhattan emergency room Wednesday where he was seen wearing an oxygen mask. The report did not say what led up to the trip to the ER.

2008-10-16 06:00:19

By Bill Keveney Television is giving Dennis Hopper a sense of freedom he used to feel in movies. "You can suddenly be freer on cable television than you can on film these days," says Hopper, who stars in Crash (Starz, Friday, 10 ET/PT), an adaptation of the Oscar-winning film. "There are no sexual blocks, no language restrictions. And they've done a great job writing it," says the actor, who cameto prominence directing and starring in 1969's Easy Rider. The movie broke filmmaking rules...

2008-10-14 18:00:14

France reportedly has bestowed upon Hollywood film star Dennis Hopper its highest decoration in making him a commander in the French Legion of Honor. The 72-year-old actor's movie credits include the cinema classics "Rebel Without a Cause,""True Grit,""Apocalypse Now" and "Easy Rider." He was most recently seen in the films "An American Carol,""Swing Vote" and "Elegy," and will soon headline a television series based on the big-screen drama, "Crash." The BBC said the Cinematique Francaise,...

2008-10-04 00:00:17

A movie made by Hollywood conservatives was released without a screening for critics because distributors said liberal film critics would treat it unfairly. "An American Carol" -- directed and co-written by Hollywood veteran David Zucker -- is the story of an anti-American filmmaker who tries to abolish the July Fourth holiday, and is visited by the ghosts of famous Americans who try to get him to drop his plan. The central character is a thinly veiled version of liberal filmmaker Michael...

2008-09-22 21:00:21

Film director David Zucker says conservatives are so uncomfortable in Hollywood that being a Republican is "the new gay." "You sort of feel like you have to hide it," Zucker -- director of "Airplane!,""Top Secret" and "The Naked Gun" -- told EW.com. "When you meet, you give each other a secret look, 'Are you a Republican, too?' It's the new gay." Zucker and some of his fellow Hollywood Republicans -- including Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and Dennis Hopper -- collaborated on the upcoming...

2008-09-19 12:00:22

Americans numbed by the daily barrage of politics-as-usual are about to be awakened by some new fireworks -- Hollywood-style. Imagine documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and director David Zucker in the center ring and you begin to get the idea. Zucker's new movie, "An American Carol," due in theaters Oct. 3, is a shot across Hollywood's bow, aimed directly at Moore. No slouch in self-defense -- or self-promotion -- Moore will release his own online movie, "Slacker Uprising," a few days...

2008-09-05 12:00:25

By JONATHAN RICHARDS I FOR Fall of the House of Kepesh Jonathan Richards I For The New Mexican Elegy, May-December infatuation, rated R, Regal DeVargas, 988- 2775, 2.5 chiles "The biggest surprise in a man's life is old age," says David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley), quoting Tolstoy. Kepesh is a professor of literature in his mid-60s who has a predilection for student conquests. His latest, Consuela (Penelope Cruz), is more than three decades his junior. It's probably harsh to suggest...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.