Posts by Richard Rushfield

  • Speed Date With 'That Awkward Moment' Star Mackenzie Davis (and Her Fascinating Pets)

    Yahoo Movies2 mths ago

    A newcomer to the screen and to the U.S., Mackenzie Davis breaks out in a big way this week as one of the female stars in the new relationship comedy, "The Awkward Moment." To help us get to know her, Mackenzie agreed to go on a Yahoo Speed Date, our feature in which we get acquainted with a new star by peppering them rapid fire with questions about their lives, tastes, careers and those little things they'd probably rather sweep under the carpet. 

    Here's the 31 things you really should know about Mackenzie Davis:

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  • The 7 Biggest What the Heck Moments at the Golden Globes

    Yahoo Movies3 mths ago

    There were plenty of laughs at the Golden Globes 2014 show, a few more tears, But most of all, the night was studded with moments that had us wondering: what the heck just happened?

    Here were the biggest head-scratchers from the wild night at the Globes:

    7. Presenters Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie get the wrong teleprompter cues. As the script meant for the next presenters — Aaron Eckhart and Paula Patton — scrolled before them, the pair froze and took a deep breath, waiting for something to happen.  Finally, after a very awkward moment, Hill leaned forward and said, "I'm not going to lie to you. They put up the wrong stuff on the teleprompter."  "I've never done this before, so I don't want to improvise on this," apologized Robbie before a hand appeared holding a script and bailing the pair out.

    [Related: 8 Things You Didn't See at the 2014 Golden Globes]

     6. Accepting his trophy for Best Original Song for "Mandela," Bono backs away as P. Diddy leaned in a bit too close in the night's most awkward man hug.


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  • Beautiful Streamers: 6 Great Films About Human Love Affairs With Non-Humans

    Yahoo Movies3 mths ago

    A viewers guide to movies available through online services. This week, Spike Jonze’s film "Her" goes into wide release, exploring the complexities of a lonely man’s passionate relationship with his computer operating system. Although this may be the first time the possibilities of a man/OS relationship have been explored in the cinema, it's not the first time a human being has played opposite a non-human in a romantic saga. Here are five other movies that have explored the possibilities beyond the confines of our species.

    6. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) (Available on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube) Ryan Gosling risked the fury of millions of scorned admirers when he made this film about a socially withdrawn man’s affair with a blow up sex doll.

    5. Everything You Always  Wanted to Know About Sex (1972) (Available on iTunes and Amazon) The sequence of Woody Allen's episodic film involving Gene Wilder's passionate affair with a sheep — complete with a romantic outing in a rowboat — is perhaps the funniest depiction of a human/non-human relationship on film.

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  • Beautiful Streamers: The Top 9 Films About Starting Over

    Yahoo Movies3 mths ago

    A viewers guide to movies available through online services. We’re just days into 2015 and most of our New Year’s resolutions are already hanging on by a thread. To give you some faith that reboots can still happen, here are some of the great films about people picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and starting life all over again. All these films are available now and ready to watch at a click in this first weekend of the rest of our lives.

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  • Peter O'Toole's 7 Great Inspired Madmen

    Richard Rushfield at Yahoo Movies4 mths ago

    Peter O'Toole, the great Irish actor who died Saturday at age 81, specialized in playing inspired geniuses whose brilliance took them right to the brink of lunacy as they strove to do great things.  Here are 7 of his most unforgettable characters who carried us to the edge with them:

    O'Toole played a brilliantly off the rails version of Errol Flynn in "My Favorite Year," a wonderfully funny telling of the actor's guest appearance on "Your Show of Shows" and the enormous lengths his young keeper had to go to to get the booze-drenched but always glorious star to the studio on time.

              [Related:Hollywood Stars Hail Peter O'Toole as "Legendary" and "Genius"] 6. Eli Cross

    Playing the power-mad filmmaker in Richard Rush's "The Stunt Man," O'Toole almost makes us completely believe his character's declaration that a movie director is God.

    5. Don Quixote

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