Another Lifetime movie is being filmed in Roanoke!
ROANOKE, Va. – There’s some more Hollywood magic happening in the Star City. A West Coast production company is shooting another made-for-TV movie in Roanoke, their second production in just the last few months. This one is tentatively titled “Secrets on Sorority Row” and is slated to air on Lifetime. Director Dylan Vox is a 2000 graduate of Roanoke County’s Cave Spring High School and said after he shot his last movie here earlier this year, “The Weekend,” he knew he wanted to come back. “The Weekend” is expected to air on Lifetime in March and “Secrets on Sorority Row” should be finished sometime this summer.
Jaws, the ultimate summer movie, meets the age of coronavirus
CNN Remember the mayor in "Jaws," coaxing that family to go in the water, before they grab their raft and tentatively wade into the ocean? That image -- introduced 45 years ago this month -- keeps coming to mind as entertainment options, including movie theaters, gradually reopen in the age of coronavirus. You can enjoy casino gambling, cruise ships, football stadiums, movie theaters and theme parks -- without necessarily wanting to heed the call of the business-minded mayor in "Jaws," Amity's Larry Vaughn, and be the first dive in. Jaws provides an appropriate metaphor in more ways than one, to the extent that empty theaters are a potent symbol of coronavirus effects. (A Frontline documentary about Jaws and its impact on movie-going was titled The Monster That Ate Hollywood.)Even with theaters scheduled to reopen in July, this will surely be the quietest summer became synonymously with movie-going.
James ‘Radio’ Kennedy, football fixture who inspired a Hollywood movie, dies at 73
James “Radio” Kennedy, the mentally disabled man whose importance to a South Carolina football team inspired the Hollywood movie “Radio,” died early Sunday at the age of 73, T.L. Kennedy earned the nickname “Radio” in the mid-1960s when he began to show up at Hanna’s football field with a transistor radio, according to Sheila Hilton, the former principal at Hanna. “He became a fixture at football practices, standing passively and watching, until one day when he began to mimic the coaches’ signals and tried his hand at yelling out commands,” Hilton wrote. That article was then adapted into the 2003 movie "Radio" that starred Cuba Gooding Jr. as Radio and Ed Harris as the football coach who took a liking to him. Hilton wrote that Radio's story had a simple message: "love and compassion can change lives."
Emmys could use regular home after record-low ratings
Michelle Williams accepts the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie award for "Fosse/Verdon" onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Every other major awards show has one. The noble idea was that everyone would be invested in the Emmys, and thus have a stake in its success. The Television Academy renewed its broadcast deal last year, ensuring that the awards would continue to rotate among the Big Four through 2026. Overall, preliminary ratings for the Emmys swooned by more than 20% compared to last year, the kind of drop that gets people's attention.
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial?
Does "American Sniper" movie complicate real-life murder trial? CBSN's Vinita Nair and Michelle Miller talk to Eriq Gardner, senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter, about the controversy surrounding "American Sniper." Could the movie complicate a murder trail that's already underway?cbsnews.com
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview"
Chilling effect feared in wake of Sony's cancellation of "The Interview" Movie fans and filmmakers are condemning Sony's decision to shelve "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, as "un-American." Sony decided to not release the film after hackers made threats to theaters and moviegoers. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com