From Bogart to millennials: Italian hat maker tries new look
SPINETTA MARENGO, Italy (AP) — Hats off, Bogie.
The traditional Italian hat maker Borsalino, whose fedora has defined the rough-and-tumble images of Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart, has a plan to appeal more to women and millennials by pushing into high-end fashion, streetwear and even sportswear.
Greatest Western film? ‘Wild Bunch’ book argues its case
"The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury), by W.K. Stratton.
In 1969 the Western movie enjoyed its best year in a decade before drifting off onto a side trail of American culture.
Redford says he’s ready for smaller onstage role at Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford has been kicking off the Sundance Film Festival with an opening day press conference for 34 years, but Thursday, he said he was ready to take a backseat...
Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year.
The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on PBS on Feb. 15.
Jaden Smith honored at inaugural Redford Awards
The Latest: Hall of Fame event mixes celebration, activism
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Hall of Fame induction (all times local):
Eight Californians known for their activism, artistry and historic achievements have been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
The Tuesday night celebration mixed glitz and glamor with some calls for political action on global issues.
Editorials from around New York
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
The Post-Star on the voters and the immoral behavior of candidates.
The question raised by the 1972 movie "The Candidate," starring Robert Redford, is whether winning a political campaign is worth compromising or even sacrificing your values.
Box office Top 20: ‘Night School’ is No. 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's "Night School" opened with $27.3 million in North American ticket sales, making it the first straight-up comedy to debut No. 1 at the box office since Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" in April 2016.
Review: Redford is wry, charming in his (maybe?) swan song
If you're going to pick someone to play a man who moves through the world with grace, style and a slight, wry smile, you could hardly do better than Robert Redford.
As an actor, Redford broke hearts for decades with his blond good looks, sure, but even more by conveying just a tinge of other-worldliness, no matter if his character was a criminal or a mere cad. When Barbra Streisand touched his face at the end of "The Way We Were," she seemed almost to be encountering a wondrous alien.
Robert Redford premieres his ‘final’ film
Fall Preview: Robert Redford rides into the sunset
NEW YORK (AP) — In "The Old Man and the Gun," the elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, walks up to a bank teller, smiles, says a few words in a kindly manner, and collects a heap of money. Later when the teller is interviewed by the police, she'll sound a little bewildered describing the encounter. "He was a gentleman."
Today in History for August 18th
AP Exclusive: Casey Affleck steps back into the spotlight
ShowBiz Minute: Lovato, Pink, Redford
The Minister's very own film fest lineup: Minister of Culture
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As the Cleveland International Film Festival winds down, movies are on many people's minds. I often get asked for my all-time faves. Here is my lineup for The Plain Dealer Minister of Culture Film Festival.
NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old "Hanoi Jane" nickname.
Nicolas Cage has said women need to be "heard and supported" in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood.
Robert Redford addresses Weinstein, Me Too at Sundance
Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show."
Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded over the indie film festival, and the Me Too movement dominated conversation at the historically tame opening day press conference in Park City, Utah.
Redford ‘pretty excited’ by Time’s Up changes
When relatively unknown 36-year-old Democrat John Tunney beat 68-year-old senator and former actor George Murphy in the 1970 California Senate race, his upset victory was so unexpected that it prompted Hollywood to make the movie “The Candidate” with Robert Redford based on Tunney’s long-shot...
John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83.
Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay Tunney, told The Associated Press.
I am a movie fanatic and love to hit the cineplex whenever I get a chance. It doesn't hurt that I have a son who is a film director in Hollywood. Plus, I had the pleasure of serving on Robert Redford's Sundance Institute Board for 14 years.
Helen Mirren to get Movies for Grownups career honor
LOS ANGELES (AP) — AARP the Magazine says its Movies for Grownups Awards will be televised for the first time next year, when Helen Mirren will receive its lifetime achievement honors.
The magazine announced Wednesday that Mirren will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 5, 2018. The 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on PBS on Feb. 23.
Review: New glorious nature documentary shouldn’t be missed
You think your day was rough? At least you didn't have to outrace an army of slithering snakes on your first day. Or cross a swollen river filled with hungry predators. Or, despite being exhausted, brave huge Arctic waves to get home.
Such are the daily challenges shown with wondrous detail in the new BBC documentary "Earth: One Amazing Day," which gets close enough to some remarkable critters that you can see fur twitch, nostrils flare and even hear them snore.
Redford: ‘Woodward and Bernstein are going to be reincarnated’
Robert Redford says Jane Fonda convinced him to join Our Souls at Night
Robert Redford was convinced to star in 'Our Souls at Night' by Jane Fonda.
The 81-year-old icon was reluctant to appear in the film, having already starred in the Broadway production, but Jane's casting led Robert to reconsider his stance towards the romance movie.
Kelly says she’s not completely turning back on politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she's not really done with politics after all.
The former Fox News host attracted attention on the debut of NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" this week by saying she's "kind of done with politics for now."
But she said Wednesday that doesn't mean her show won't cover politics. Instead, she wondered whether every show everywhere should be all about President Donald Trump.
‘Mark Felt’ film prompts questions of Deep Throat’s role
NEW YORK (AP) — More than four decades after Hal Holbrook stood smoking in a darkened parking lot, urging Robert Redford's Bob Woodward to "follow the money," the famed Watergate source "Deep Throat" is, in cinematic terms, finally stepping out of the shadows.
Helen Mirren hits the road in ‘The Leisure Seeker’ in Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Italian nights are getting cooler as fall approaches, and there's something autumnal about many of the movies at the Venice Film Festival this year.
The passage of time and the approach of death are on the minds of many filmmakers — including Italy's Paolo Virzi, whose drama "The Leisure Seeker" premiered at the festival on Sunday.
Fonda and Redford wow Venice; she says sex improves with age
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The older stars are shining the brightest at the Venice Film Festival — and having much of the fun.
A playful Robert Redford and Jane Fonda brought undimmed glitter to the festival on Friday along with their late-life romance "Our Souls at Night."
More than five decades after they first shared the screen, they star in the Netflix-produced drama as widowed neighbors who forge a relationship.
Today in History for August 18th
My name is Rand Hadid: I am an international film student from Syria attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design. A year ago, I won the 2016 “Unique Voice” full-ride Robert Redford-Milagro Initiative Scholarship. I gave up my life in Dubai to come here to fulfill my dreams of making quality films delivering the voice of my people. I did not know then that I was sacrificing it all for only one year of school, instead of the four years that the scholarship had fully covered (“Students sue over arts college shutdown,” April 28).
Smart Rating: 95.35Genre: Comedy dramaStarring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert ShawFollowing the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the ruthless crime boss responsible, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Hooker and Gondorff set about implementing an elaborate scheme, one so crafty that Lonnegan won't even know he's been swindled. As their big con unfolds, however, things don't go according to plan, requiring some last-minute improvisation by the undaunted duo.
Smart Rating: 91.49Genre: DramaStarring: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn CloseOn the way to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs, young baseball phenom Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is shot by the unstable Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). After 16 years, Hobbs returns to pro baseball as a rookie for the last-place New York Knights. Despite early arguments with his manager, Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley), Hobbs becomes one of the best players in the league, and the Knights start winning. But this upsets the Judge (Robert Prosky), their owner, who wants Hobbs to lose games, not win.
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $771,085,700Smart Rating: 95.36Release year: 1973Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert ShawFollowing the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) to take revenge on the...
U.S. box office (inflation-adjusted): $610,325,400Smart Rating: 91.8Release year: 1969Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine RossThis film follows the true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch -- possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history -- and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Some scenes for a motion picture starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek and Casey Affleck are slated to be filmed in southwest Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports some scenes for "The Old Man and The Gun" are scheduled to be shot Tuesday in Bethel, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Cincinnati.
Some of the village locations chosen for the movie include a gas station and a theater.
Smart Rating: 85.95
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley
Smart Rating: 74.19Genre: dramaStarring: Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer LopezEinar (Robert Redford), a recovering alcoholic rancher who lives with his loyal pal Mitch (Morgan Freeman), gets an unexpected visit from his daughter-in-law, Jean (Jennifer Lopez), and granddaughter, Griff (Becca Gardner). Einar holds a grudge against Jean because he feels she's responsible for his son's accidental death, but he reluctantly lets her stay at the farm when he learns that she's trapped in a violent relationship. Over time, they grow closer and try to heal their emotional wounds.
Smart Rating: 84.48Genre: dramaStarring: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane AlexanderPosing as an inmate at a small Arkansas prison, the new warden of the penitentiary, Henry Brubaker (Robert Redford), witnesses firsthand the corruption and abuse inflicted upon the prisoners by the staff. After revealing his true identity, Brubaker brings much-needed reform to the prison with the help of supporters Dickie Coombes (Yaphet Kotto) and Lillian Gray (Jane Alexander). Yet when the benefactors of the old corrupt system are threatened by the changes, Brubaker's battles really begin.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Jessica Lange is being honored with a lifetime achievement award from a Rhode Island theater group.
The Trinity Repertory Company says it will award the actress its Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at a ceremony at Providence's WaterFire Arts Center on May 22.
Column: Loria tries to finish off great con in South Florida
The great con in South Florida could be nearing its payoff.
Jeffrey Loria persuaded the city of Miami to use hundreds of millions in taxpayers dollars to build him a glistening new stadium, all while making little effort to put a winning team on the field.
Now, he's is in talks to sell the Marlins for more than 10 times what he paid for the franchise.
Notable reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore
Reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore at age 80:
"There are no words. She was THE BEST! We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better." — Dick Van Dyke, TV husband on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," via Twitter
"She'll last forever, as long as there's television. Year after year, we'll see her face in front of us." — Carl Reiner, in an interview with The Associated Press
Segal’s dinner with Redford
Redford doesn’t concern himself with politics
‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ kicks off climate-focused Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film "An Inconvenient Sequel" kicks off the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.
Western NY candy shop used in ‘The Natural’ getting upgrades
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 90-year-old Buffalo candy shop that was featured in the movie "The Natural" is getting a makeover.
Main Street's Parkside Candy Shoppe has been awarded $125,000 in New York state funding for a restoration project that its owner Phil Buffamonte says will return the shop to its original grandeur.
Parkside Candy was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest continuously operating small businesses in the neighborhood.
Movie filming brinks record tax revenue for Colorado town
FLORENCE, Colo. (AP) — A small Colorado town broke its sales tax revenue records thanks to the filming of a movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/2hQhEES ) that film crews transformed Florence into the fictitious town of Holt for the Netflix movie "Our Souls at Night." The movie is an adaptation of a novel by Kent Haruf.
Sundance unveils diverse slate of competition films
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jenny Slate reunites with her "Obvious Child" director in the '90s-set "Landline," Sam Elliott plays a stoner Western film icon in "The Hero," Aubrey Plaza gets serious in "Ingrid Goes West," and Jennifer Aniston teams up with the future Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Gulf War drama "The Yellow Birds" in some of the films in competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.