John Hardy

15 Dec 18
Gabe's Corner

Photo Courtesy Isaiah J. Downing/ USA Today Sports Over the past two weeks, the NFL world has been turned upside down by the shocking TMZ video showing Chiefs all-pro RB Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland resort last February. Hunt was cut by the Chiefs hours after the video was released, and roundly condemned […]

14 Dec 18
THE DIRECTORS SERIES

My first brush with Sir Ridley Scott in the physical world was in 2008, when I glimpsed him leading a march of collaborators across the sterile boulevard of Warner Brother’s New York backlot.  Little did I know then that it wouldn’t be the last time I would come so close to his orbit. Three years […]

14 Dec 18
GoldDerby
“I was a huge Laurel and Hardy fan since I was eight years old,” reveals director Jon S. Baird about why he was the perfect choice to helm the new film “Stan and Ollie” for Sony Pictures Classics. In our recent interview (watch the exclusive video above), he adds, “I’ve got a picture of me dressed as Stan Laurel for the school fancy dress party. So there’s proof there that I did love them. It’s been a long love affair for me and these two guys. When I read Jeff (Pope)’s script, I jumped at the chance because it was a childhood dream come true.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/video/john-c-reilly-interview-stan-and-ollie/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]John C. Reilly Interview: ‘Stan and Ollie’[/pmc-related-link] The movie is mostly set in Great Britain after the major film successes of the iconic comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy. The film opens with them in Hollywood just before Laurel (portrayed by Steve Coogan) is about to leave Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) over a contract dispute. Laurel is the main architect behind the act and writes their material. The great majority of the plot concerns their efforts to revitalize their careers while in London and surrounding areas playing live shows and trying to set up financing for a new project. Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson play their wives. Regarding the casting of both men, he says of Reilly, “John is one of the best actors in the world… and his range is unparalleled really. We knew he could do it but had to build this person around him. It didn’t take too long to get him looking like Oliver Hardy on a computer screen.” And for Coogan as Laurel, he adds, “We needed someone who had the comedy chops, who had the ability for physical comedy and who had the wit of the drama as well. So he was the ideal choice.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2018/steve-coogan-stan-and-ollie-stan-laurel-john-c-reilly-video-interview-news/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]Steve Coogan Interview: ‘Stan and Ollie’[/pmc-related-link] Born in Scotland, Baird has directed television episodes of “Babylon” for Danny Boyle, “Vinyl” for Martin Scorsese and “I’m Dying Up Here” for Jim Carrey. “Stan and Ollie” is his third feature film following “Cass” (2008) and “Filth” (2013). PREDICT the Oscar nominations now; change them until January 22 Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
14 Dec 18
The Fan Voted Chart

Reminder: These are only the results. THIS IS NOT THE CHART.  This is also a very long post… The Hot Song during the voting for the 12/16-12/218 Fan Voted Chart was “Speak Love” by The Family Sowell, which had the highest Vote Score (Votes Received times the number of songs on the poll); the song […]

14 Dec 18
GoldDerby
“I was a huge Laurel and Hardy fan since I was eight years old,” reveals director Jon S. Baird about why he was the perfect choice to helm the new film “Stan and Ollie” for Sony Pictures Classics. In our recent interview (watch the exclusive video above), he adds, “I’ve got a picture of me dressed as Stan Laurel for the school fancy dress party. So there’s proof there that I did love them. It’s been a long love affair for me and these two guys. When I read Jeff (Pope)’s script, I jumped at the chance because it was a childhood dream come true.” The movie is mostly set in Great Britain after the major film successes of the iconic comedy duo of Laurel and Hardy. The film opens with them in Hollywood just before Laurel (portrayed by Steve Coogan) is about to leave Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) over a contract dispute. Laurel is the main architect behind the act and writes their material. The great majority of the plot concerns their efforts to revitalize their careers while in London and surrounding areas playing live shows and trying to set up financing for a new project. Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson play their wives. Regarding the casting of both men, he says of Reilly, “John is one of the best actors in the world… and his range is unparalleled really. We knew he could do it but had to build this person around him. It didn’t take too long to get him looking like Oliver Hardy on a computer screen.” And for Coogan as Laurel, he adds, “We needed someone who had the comedy chops, who had the ability for physical comedy and who had the wit of the drama as well. So he was the ideal choice.” Born in Scotland, Baird has directed television episodes of “Babylon” for Danny Boyle, “Vinyl” for Martin Scorsese and “I’m Dying Up Here” for Jim Carrey. “Stan and Ollie” is his third feature film following “Cass” (2008) and “Filth” (2013).
14 Dec 18
Homespun Ancestors

There are special memories we treasure and renew each Christmas season, no matter what!  It seems that to honor this most treasured holiday is in our soul, for the birth of Baby Jesus brought treasured Joy and Love into our world.  As we celebrate this joyous holiday, we enjoy making or buying special gifts for […]

13 Dec 18
IF BACON GREW ON TREES

“The only nutrient molecules that can work in our bodies, are the ones that are made in our bodies.”   ‘What’s in your Pill’ is an essay on two fronts. One is about the pill, be it a supplement, medication, drug etc. and also your foods and drinks, and the nutrient value we think they […]

14 Dec 18
Monsters and Critics

When it comes to figuring out who the best WWE wrestlers of all time are, there is a lot more to look at than just their abilities to pull off cool moves. Being a great professional wrestler means doing it all in the ring. This isn’t just about all the WWE titles a wrestler happens […]

14 Dec 18
The Culture of Moore

Kane, a delightful British bloke played by John Hurt, is all smiles at the table. Having seemingly recovered from his close encounter with a face-sucking alien, he’s excited to eat a normal meal and share a laugh or two with his ship mates. Unfortunately, this meal isn’t going to sit well with the newborn extra-terrestrial […]

14 Dec 18
Current News Vista

JOHN ROGERS / AP (LOS ANGELES) — Father Jim Sichko has a 50-state congregation and a simple mandate from the pope: Go forth and do good deeds. That’s why the Roman Catholic priest found himself standing by the drive-thru of a popular Hollywood fast-food joint on a recent windy, rain-swept afternoon buying lunch for everyone […]

14 Dec 18
StarMoon

                    Hot Movies to see this season  Forget the cold weather and check out  these  new films coming soon to a theater near you : Mary Poppins Returns The mysterious Mary Poppins returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father […]

14 Dec 18

Today, I’m so delighted to exclusively reveal the cover of Jess Butterworth’s eagerly-anticipated third novel after Running on the Roof of the World and When the Mountains Roared, Swimming Against the Storm which will be published on 4th April 2019 by Hachette.

14 Dec 18

The past five years have been full of many great films, so I decided to give myself the task of picking out the top 25 and ranking them. So lets start out with the ones that just missed the list, here are the honorable mentions… OBVIOUS DISCLAIMER: It’s obvious to say, but this list is only […]

14 Dec 18
exchangeforecast

December 13, 2018 at 07:05AM EUR/USD Tipped To Rally To 1.2 Says Saxo Bank Analyst  Exchange Rates UK Today’s ECB policy statement could open the door to Euro-to-dollar exchange rate gains says Saxo Bank’s head of FX strategy, John Hardy.