Screen Junkies » Retirement http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ashley Olsen Retires From Acting To Focus On Kickin’ It http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ashley-olsen-retires-from-acting-to-focus-on-kickin-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ashley-olsen-retires-from-acting-to-focus-on-kickin-it/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:00:46 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=247173 Is this the death of twincentric cinema?

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Those hoping for a sequel to It Takes Two had best grab a chair. I have heavy news.

Like so many greats before her, the blonder Olsen Twin, Ashley has decided to retire from the dramatic arts. She hasn’t appeared in a film since 2004 but has gone on record to make it official: she out this bitch. The child actor turned fashionista tells British Elle, “It was time to step behind the process. I wanted to work on other things. It doesn’t mean I’m not interested in Hollywood, I like the way it operates and the people who are involved and the sense of possibility. But if I ever do get back in, it’s not going to be as an actress.”

Having found success and billions of dollars at such a young age, it’s no surprise she’s no longer on the acting grind. Former co-star John Stamos, who is now doing Greek yogurt commercials, is probably super-stoked for her. Probably just really happy.  (LA Times)

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Uggie Is Out This Bitch http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/uggie-is-out-this-bitch/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/uggie-is-out-this-bitch/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:00:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243705 Reps for the star claim, "he wants to relax at home." Like Gene Hackman.

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This year’s best actor is retiring from the craft. Uggie, the dog who is a dog, has decided to hang up his collar. Trainer to the The Artist star Omar von Muller announced, “I’m retiring him.” Bring me my pills. My heart hurts.

It begs the question though. Is he for real retiring or retiring the way that rappers do?

“He may do a couple of little things here and there because he enjoys them, but I don’t want to put him through long hours anymore. He’s getting tired.”

I guess it’s for the best though. I’d hate to see him stuck in the lame dogs that play professional sports or helps kids solve mysteries rut. Besides, their is an heir to the throne.

“I think he will be fine with Dash stepping in,” addss Von Muller. “Uggie is 10 years old and has done a lot of work; he wants to relax at home. If somebody wants to do a movie with Uggie, they’ll just have to deal with Dash!”

Sad to see him go but time will reveal how this plays out. Anthony Hopkins tries this every few years too. We’ll see if it sticks. (Life & Style)

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A Look Back At Regis Philbin’s Creepiest Moments http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/a-look-back-at-regis-philbins-creepiest-moments/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/a-look-back-at-regis-philbins-creepiest-moments/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:11:16 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=236310 Grandpa! NO!!

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This is a historic week for morning talk shows. After 598 years on television, Regis Philbin is retiring today. The man holds the Guinness World Record for most time spent in front of a television camera, and more importantly, holds such dear memories for all of his fans who have watched him over the years. The man is a show business legend.

But let’s face it, the dude can also be a real pervert. Today, we don’t just lose a television fixture, we lose with it our best source for seeing a squeaky-voiced, dirty, old man, at least until we go home to see family for the holidays. I’m sure Regis is excited to move onto the next phase in his life and maybe find time for a little rest and relaxation. He’s certainly left behind a legacy.

Here is that legacy… a creepy, creepy legacy.

Regis Loses His Sh*t For Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stopped by Live with Regis and Kelly as she was making the rounds to promote Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Before she came out on stage, Regis poured over her Maxim spread (pics here). Then when she was in the interview chair flirting with him, he got all flustered and distracted. Not distracted like he was afraid he may have left the iron on. Distracted like your biology teacher used to get as his mind drifted back to the whorehouses during the war.

Regis Excited To Hear About Jennifer Lawrence Naked

This is ridiculous. Kelly Ripa is trying to conduct a light, fluffy interview with X-Men: First Class star Jennifer Lawrence about accents and voice dialects, and Regis keeps interjecting in a seducing tone with random questions like, “Do you have a boyfriend,” and “Nude, you say?” If this went on any longer, Gelman would have to spray him with a fire extinguisher.

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Thoughts On Leonard Nimoy’s Retirement http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thoughts-on-leonard-nimoys-retirement/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/thoughts-on-leonard-nimoys-retirement/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 17:03:25 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232689 Leonard Nimoy: a.k.a. The "Straight" Spock...

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Funny. After watching that amazing Saturday Night Live sketch about a billion times, we figured Big Shat would be the first one off the Star Trek gravy train. Nope. It’s Nimoy. Consider us shocked.

Nimoy and Shat cut a sharp contrast. While Shat was known for scenery chewing, over-the-top acting and overall histrionics, Nimoy turned out more subtle, cerebral performances. It’s almost like no one told him he was on a show dedicated to Shatner smirking and boning down with green-skinned babes throughout the galaxy.

But even if they had, Nimoy, being the consummate professional that he is probably wouldn’t have cared. Compare his resume to Shat’s. Both have the requisite Western credits that basically all actors of their generation had. Nimoy, however, also has the original Mission: Impossible series to his credit, as well as Galvatron in Transformers: The Movie (no, not the one with all the sparkly explosions) and a host of boss video game voice acting credits. He also directed what is arguably the best Star Trek film, The Voyage Home. You know… the one with the whales.

In contrast, Shatner’s resume is just one shit shingle after another. It’s not that films like Incubus, Big Bad Mama and Kingdom of the Spiders aren’t fun or anything. They’re just totally stupid. And hey, there’s a place for that and everything, but it’s not quite worthy of the same type of praise turning in a killer performance even when you know people are just going to remember you as “the guy with the pointy ears” no matter what. Did we mention Shat also wrote and directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier? Does any more really need to be said about this? Yes: T.J. Hooker and Boston Legal. As if that weren’t enough, let us remind you of the one word that brings terror into the hearts of men who spent too much time watching basic cable on weekends: TekWar.

Curiously, Nimoy was the sex symbol, not Shatner. Remember, this was the 1960s, when men who reminded women of their dad or a cop were out — way out. On the other hand, men who remind you of some kind of mod space alien were in — way in. Nimoymania reached its peak when he appeared on the variety show Malibu U singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” while surrounded by a number of saucy young ladies in psychedelic dresses. This is pretty much the only thing anyone remembers about the show to this day.

And so, convention goers can now stand in line for hours to get an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Big Shat’s rug. But they can’t stand in line to shake the hand of the dark, brooding Nimoy. We never wished we’d gone to a Star Trek convention until now and hell, we still don’t wish we had, but getting a few minutes alone to shoot the shit with the man who is and is not Spock sounds like a hell of a way to spend the afternoon.

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Andy Rooney’s Forgotten Film Reviews http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-rooneys-forgotten-film-reviews/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andy-rooneys-forgotten-film-reviews/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:35:28 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230349 "The last movie I saw in a theater was Cocoon, with Wilford Brimley."

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By now you’ve probably heard the news that America’s favorite crotchety old man, Andy Rooney, is retiring from his weekly editorial on 60 Minutes. This made me sad for two reasons. First off, Rooney is awesome, and I’m one of the few people under the age of 70 who actually makes a point to watch him. But second, and more importantly, ScreenJunkies.com has a personal connection with A.R.

Over the past few years, Mr. Rooney has submitted a hand full of unsolicited film reviews to our site. Not being a site that looks a gift horse in the mouth, we eagerly accepted the reviews, which were delivered via Western Union. Sure, maybe his writings didn’t make the most sense, but neither does Rex Reed, and he’s 20 years younger than Rooney.

At any rate, in honor of his retirement, click the images below to read Andy’s reviews.

So long, Andy, and thanks.

Click Here For Andy Rooney’s Review Of ‘Bruno’

Click Here For Andy Rooney’s Review Of’Fast And Furious‘…

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So Long, Steve Jobs; Here Are Five Videos We’ll Remember You By http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/clips-tv/so-long-steve-jobs-heres-five-videos-well-remember-you-by/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:15:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225851 What better way to say goodbye to Steve Jobs than with five hastily compiled videos?

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By now you’ve probably heard the news that Steve Jobs is retiring from his position as the CEO of Apple. And there’s a good chance you heard the news while using a product that Jobs himself helped develop.

No reason was given for his departure, but sadly, it is most likely the result of his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. And the fact that one of the richest, most powerful men in the world can’t buy his way out of death is a real son of a bitch, at least in my opinion. But rather than sit around and contemplate the frailty of human life, I think our time would be better spent watching the following five Apple related technology videos, don’t you? Good. Very good.

1984

This famous Apple ad introduced the world to the Macintosh, and is widely considered one of the greatest marketing campaigns of all time. Ridley Scott directed the spot, which cost nearly $900,000, a ridiculous amount to spend by early 80′s standards. If you don’t get the 1984 references, or the Macintosh references, for that matter, chances are you need to pay more attention in History class.

David Lynch

While the cool kids seem to love all things “Mac,” not everyone is a fan. As director David Lynch points out, this is especially true when it comes to watching movies.

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Leonard Nimoy Retires from Spocking http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonard-nimoy-retires-from-spocking/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/leonard-nimoy-retires-from-spocking/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "I'm out this bitch."Leonard Nimoy won't be ordering additional prints of his headshot. The Star Trek star has decided to hang up his pointy ears and goatee that he wears when he plays a villian and retire from acting after sixty years.“I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue. [Before all this] I was away from acting for 12 years, so I guess I was seducable. But since J.J. Abrams revived the Star Trek franchise, I felt I owed him something. And I’m glad I did it because he promised me a good story, and it was.”He's also retiring from the convention scene, with only a few more appearances planned. So if you have any important questions or theories about pon farr negation or want to point out continuity errors in the original series, your time to pester Mr. Nimoy is running out. (Toronto Sun)

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"I’m out this bitch."

Leonard Nimoy won’t be ordering additional prints of his headshot. The Star Trek star has decided to hang up his pointy ears and goatee that he wears when he plays a villian and retire from acting after sixty years.

“I want to get off the stage. Also, I don’t think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space. And I’m very flattered the character will continue. [Before all this] I was away from acting for 12 years, so I guess I was seducable. But since J.J. Abrams revived the Star Trek franchise, I felt I owed him something. And I’m glad I did it because he promised me a good story, and it was.”

He’s also retiring from the convention scene, with only a few more appearances planned. So if you have any important questions or theories about pon farr negation or want to point out continuity errors in the original series, your time to pester Mr. Nimoy is running out. (Toronto Sun)

 

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