Judas Kiss (1998 film)
Judas Kiss is a 1998 American crime thriller film that starred Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Carla Gugino, Simon Baker-Denny, Gil Bellows, Richard Riehle, Til Schweiger. It was directed by Sebastian Gutierrez; the film premiered at the 1998 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Critics Award at the 1999 Cognac Festival du Film Policier. Coco Chavez and Junior Armstrong are two small-time criminals who make money at blackmail and sex scams, they attempt to break into the big time by kidnapping a computer genius and holding him for a $4 million ransom. To help them, they enlist Ruben Rubenbauer who provide firepower and technology. However, during the kidnapping, they accidentally kill the young wife of Louisiana Senator Hornbeck. Racked by guilt and the group are pursued by veteran Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Sadie Hawkins and grizzled New Orleans detective David Friedman; the two combative officers enjoy showing up one another during their investigation, as well as commiserate about their jobs and personal foibles.
Coco and Junior have to deal with henchmen hired by the Senator to get revenge on the group. As the plot unfolds, it appears that the murder may not have been accidental. Detective Friedman's suspicions are raised when Senator Hornbeck threatens the detectives instead of offering assistance. On the cusp of getting away with a nearly flawless crime, the group faces betrayal from within. Alan Rickman as Detective David Friedman Emma Thompson as FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins Roscoe Lee Browne as Chief Bleeker Carla Gugino as Coco Chavez Gil Bellows as Lizard Browning Simon Baker-Denny as Junior Armstrong Til Schweiger as Ruben Rubenbauer Richard Riehle as Security Guard Philip Baker Hall as Pobby Malavero Hal Holbrook as Senator Rupert Hornbeck Joey Slotnick as Walters Jack Conley as Detective Matty Grimes The movie was produced by Bandeira Entertainment; the movie was filmed in California and on location in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cognac Festival du Film PolicierWon: Critics Award Paris Film FestivalNominated: Grand Prix The movie was distributed to home video on both VHS and DVD formats on September 21, 1999 by Sony Pictures.
Both home video formats have a runtime of 98 minutes. Girls with guns Judas Kiss on IMDb Judas Kiss at AllMovie Judas Kiss at Rotten Tomatoes Judas Kiss at Box Office Mojo
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, credited professionally as Pedro Almodóvar, is a Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed after the end of Francoist Spain, his first few films characterised the sense of political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire. Almodóvar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, went on to more success with the dark romantic comedy film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, the melodrama High Heels and the romantic drama thriller Live Flesh. His subsequent two films won an Academy Award each: All About My Mother received the award for Best Foreign Language Film while Talk to Her earned him the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Almodóvar followed this with the drama Volver, the romantic thriller Broken Embraces, the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In and the drama Julieta, all of which were in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors and creative personnel, complex narratives, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humour, strong colours, glossy décor. Desire, passion and identity are among Almodóvar's most prevalent themes. Acclaimed as one of the most internationally successful Spanish filmmakers, Almodóvar and his films have gained worldwide interest and developed a cult following, he has won two Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, six European Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, nine Goya Awards and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1997, Almodóvar received the French Legion of Honour, followed by the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1999, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and received an honorary doctoral degree in 2009 from Harvard University in addition to an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Oxford in 2016 for his contribution to the arts.
In 2013, he received an honorary European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award. In January 2017 he was named as President of the Jury for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Pedro Almodóvar Caballero was born on 25 September 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, a small rural town of Ciudad Real, a province of Castile-La Mancha in Spain, he has two older sisters and María Jesús, one brother Agustín. His father, Antonio Almodóvar, was a winemaker, his mother, Francisca Caballero, who died in 1999, was a letter reader and transcriber for illiterate neighbours; when Almodóvar was eight years old, the family sent him to study at a religious boarding school in the city of Cáceres, Extremadura, in western Spain, with the hope that he might someday become a priest. His family joined him in Cáceres, where his father opened a gas station and his mother opened a bodega where she sold her own wine. Unlike Calzada, there was a cinema in Cáceres. "Cinema became my real education, much more than the one I received from the priest", he said in an interview.
Almodóvar was influenced by Luis Buñuel. Against his parents' wishes, Almodóvar moved to Madrid in 1967 to become a filmmaker; when caudillo Francisco Franco closed the National School of Cinema in Madrid, he became self-taught. To support himself, Almodóvar had a number of jobs, including selling used items in the famous Madrid flea market El Rastro and as an administrative assistant with Spanish phone company Telefónica, where he worked for twelve years. Since he worked only until three in the afternoon, he had the rest of the day to pursue his film-making. In the early 1970s, Almodóvar became interested in experimental theatre, he collaborated with the vanguard theatrical group Los Goliardos, in which he played his first professional roles and met actress Carmen Maura. Madrid's flourishing alternative cultural scene became the perfect scenario for Almodóvar's social talents, he was a crucial figure in La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Francisco Franco. Alongside Fabio McNamara, Almodóvar sang in a glam rock parody duo.
Writing under the pseudonym Patty Diphusa, Almodóvar penned various articles for major newspapers and magazines, such as El País, Diario 16 and La Luna as well as contributing to comic strips and stories in counterculture magazines, such as Star, El Víbora and Vibraciones. He published a novella, Fuego en las entrañas and kept writing stories that were published in a compilation volume entitled El sueño de la razón. Almodóvar bought his first camera, a Super-8, with his first paycheck from Telefónica when he was 22 years old, began to make hand-held short films. Around 1974, he made his first short film, by the end of the 1970s they were shown in Madrid's night circuit and in Barcelona; these shorts had overtly sexual narratives and no soundtrack: Dos putas, o, Historia de amor que termina en boda in 1974. He remembers, "I showed them in bars, at parties… I could not add a soundtrack because it was v
Josh James Brolin is an American actor. Brolin is known for his wide range of films such as The Goonies, Flirting with Disaster, Grindhouse, No Country for Old Men, American Gangster, W. Milk, True Grit, Men in Black 3, Inherent Vice, Hail, Caesar!, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Brolin began portraying the role of Marvel Comics super villain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the character made a cameo appearance in the mid-credits scene in The Avengers, his first appearance was in Guardians of the Galaxy, he appears in another mid-credits scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He went on to become the primary antagonist in Avengers: Infinity War, where his performance was critically acclaimed, he is set to reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame. Throughout his career, Brolin has been nominated for the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards. Brolin was born in Santa Monica, the son of Jane Cameron, a wildlife activist, a native of Corpus Christi and actor James Brolin.
Brolin was raised on a ranch in Templeton, with little exposure to his father's acting career. His parents divorced in 1984. Brolin explained in a 2014 interview that during his teenage years, he was a member of a surfing friendship group who called themselves the "Cito Rats". In his description of the group, he stated: "It was Santa Barbara, it was the'80s. It was punk rock. You either had the children of rich, neglectful parents or children of poor, neglectful parents, so it was a mix, but we grew up the same way. I've never seen a group like that before or since." He admitted to stealing cars to pay for his drug use, which included heroin, a drug that he explained he did not like: "I mean, I never got into it and I never died from it, a good thing. I've had 19 friends. Most of those guys I grew up with, they're all dead now." Brolin started his career in TV films and guest roles on TV shows before getting a more notable role as Brand Walsh in the Richard Donner-directed film The Goonies. He was considered for the role of Tom Hanson in the series 21 Jump Street.
The role was awarded to Depp. Brolin guest-starred in an episode of the show in its first season. Brolin implied that he turned away from film acting for years after the premiere of his second film, Thrashin', where he witnessed what he called "horrendous" acting on his part. For several years, he appeared in stage roles in Rochester, New York alongside mentor and friend Anthony Zerbe. One of Brolin's more prominent roles early in his career was that of "Wild Bill" Hickok in the ABC western TV series The Young Riders, which lasted three seasons. Two other TV series he was involved in include the Aaron Spelling production Winnetka Road and Mister Sterling, both of which were cancelled after a few episodes. Brolin's extensive film work consists of many villainous roles in late-2000s/early-2010s films, including Planet Terror, Gus Van Sant's Milk, American Gangster, Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, he played the lead role in the Coen brothers' Academy Award-winning film No Country for Old Men.
Brolin starred in another Oliver Stone film in 2008 called W. a biopic about key events in the life of President George W. Bush. Stone pursued an hesitant Brolin for the role, he said of his decision to cast Brolin in the leading role: Brolin received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk as city supervisor Dan White, who assassinated San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. He made news by wearing a White Knot to the Academy Awards ceremony to demonstrate solidarity with the marriage equality movement. Brolin told an interviewer that co-star Sean Penn, who portrayed Milk, decided to dispel any nerves the actors had about playing gay men by grabbing the bull by the horns. At the first cast dinner, which included castmates James Franco, Emile Hirsch and Diego Luna, Brolin said, " walked right up and grabbed me and planted a huge one right on my lips." Brolin has received critical acclaim for his performance and, in addition to his Oscar nomination, received NYFCC and NBR Awards for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
In 2010, Brolin was cast to portray the titular character in Jonah Hex, based on the DC Comics' character with the same name. Brolin was cast the younger version of Tommy Lee Jones's character, Kevin Brown / Agent K, in Men in Black 3. A year he starred in the film Gangster Squad, portraying fictional WWII Veteran named John O'Mara. Brolin was one of the actors, considered for the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman in the DC Extended Universe, a deal which would have begun with Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Ben Affleck was chosen for the role instead; the following year, it was announced that Brolin would play Thanos within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He portrays the character through motion capture performance, as well as voice acting, he cameoed as the character in Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron, reprised Thanos in a starring role in Avengers: Infinity War and 2019's Avengers: Endgame, which were filmed back-to-back. In Apr
Robyn Rowan Hitchcock is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. While a vocalist and guitarist, he plays harmonica and bass guitar. After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career, his musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart, Bryan Ferry and Roger McGuinn. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, melancholy depictions of everyday life, he has recorded for two major American labels over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, was the subject of a live performance/documentary film by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album releases and live performances, a "cult following" for his songs. Hitchcock was educated at Winchester College, where he was a "groovy and alternative" friend of Julia Darling.
While at art school in London around 1972, Hitchcock was a member of the college band the Beetles. In 1974 he moved to Cambridge, where he did some busking, joined a series of local bands: B. B. Blackberry and the Swelterettes, the Worst Fears, Maureen and the Meatpackers, his next group and the Experts, became the neo-psychedelia band The Soft Boys in Cambridge in 1976, recording their first EP, "Give It to the Soft Boys", at Spaceward studios, Cambridge, in 1977. After recording A Can of Bees and Underwater Moonlight the group broke up in 1981. Hitchcock released his solo debut, Black Snake Diamond Röle in 1981, which included instrumental backing by several former Soft Boys, he followed it in 1982 with the critically maligned Groovy Decay. Following his solo acoustic album I Often Dream of Trains in 1984, he formed a new band, The Egyptians, comprising former members of the Soft Boys, resulting in their 1985 debut Fegmania!, which featured surrealist Hitchcock songs such as "My Wife and My Dead Wife" and "The Man with the Lightbulb Head".
Their popularity grew with the 1986 album Element of Light and they were subsequently signed to A&M Records in the U. S; the album Globe of Frogs, released in 1988, further expanded their reach, as the single "Balloon Man" became a college radio and MTV hit, followed in 1989 by "Madonna of the Wasps" from their Queen Elvis album. In 1989 they teamed up with Peter Buck of R. E. M. and Peter Holsapple of The dB's, playing two gigs as Nigel and the Crosses covers. The Crosses had their cover of "Wild Mountain Thyme" included on a Byrds tribute album, though Hitchcock always alluded to the Bryan Ferry version when performing it live with the Egyptians. At the beginning of 1990, Hitchcock took a break from the Egyptians and A&M Records to release another solo acoustic album, Eye resumed with the band's Perspex Island release in 1991. 1993's Respect, influenced a great deal by his father's death, marked the last Egyptians release and the end of his association with A&M Records. Early in 1994, after disbanding the Egyptians, Hitchcock embarked on a short reunion tour with the Soft Boys.
His work received a slight boost in 1995 when his back catalogue were re-packaged and re-issued in the United States by the respected Rhino Records label. For the rest of the decade he continued recording and performing as a solo artist, releasing several albums on Warner Brothers Records, such as 1996's Moss Elixir, the soundtrack from the Jonathan Demme-directed concert film Storefront Hitchcock in 1998; the 1999 release Jewels for Sophia on Warner, featured cameos from Southern California-based musicians Jon Brion and Grant-Lee Phillips, both of whom shared the stage with Hitchcock when he played Los Angeles nightclub Largo. An album of outtakes from the Sophia sessions called A Star for Bram, released on Hitchcock's own label and his subsequent albums appeared on a variety of independent labels. In 1999 he authorised a book about him written by Italian underground writer Luca Ferrari, edited in December 2000 in Italian-English with the title A Middle-Class Hero: a long'in the raw' interview about life, religion and passions that portraits the musician as human and real.
Included some of his paintings and for the first time his father Raymond's old ones. In 2001 Hitchcock reunited and toured with Kimberley Rew, bassist Matthew Seligman, Morris Windsor for the Soft Boys' re-release of their best-known album, 1980's Underwater Moonlight; the following year they recorded and released a new album, accompanied by a short album of outtakes, Side Three. The reunion proved to be short-lived; the 2002 double album Robyn Sings comprised cover versions of Bob Dylan songs, including a live re-creation of Dylan's so-called Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1966 concert. Hitchcock celebrated his 50th birthday in 2003 with a concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London at which his then-new solo acoustic album Luxor was given away as a gift to all those attending, an original poem of his was read by actor Alan Rickman, he continued collaborating with a series of different musicians, as on the album Spooked, recorded with country/folk duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. The Soft Boys re-formed again in 2006 to perform a
Justin Kirk is an American actor, known for portraying Prior Walter in Mike Nichols's acclaimed screen adaptation of Angels in America, for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He is known for his portrayal of Andy Botwin on the series Weeds. Kirk was born in Salem, Oregon, his mother was of Russian Jewish descent and his father was of Danish and English ancestry. Kirk grew up in Union, where he attended a grade school on a Native American reservation, until his family moved to Minneapolis, when he was 12 years old, he attended high school there and performed at Children's Theatre Company. He moved to New York City after graduating. Kirk played guitar in several New York bands in the early 1990s, most notably The Dimestore Darlings, he completed a two-year conservatory acting program at Circle in the Square Theatre School. His first role on Broadway was a play called Any Given Day, performed at the Longacre Theatre, he appeared in Love!
Valour! Compassion! both in the film and in the original stage version – for which he received an Obie Award for Distinguished Performance in the Ensemble. He appeared in Other Desert Cities with Stockard Channing, Judith Light, Stacy Keach, he won a Backstage West Garland Award for Outstanding Performance for his role as a piano prodigy in Old Wicked Songs, staged at New York's Promenade Theater and Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse. Kirk's other films include Flannel Pajamas, Chapter Zero, The Eden Myth, Puccini for Beginners, Call o' the Glen, he made his television series debut in Jack & Jill. He starred as Andy Botwin on the Showtime television series Weeds alongside former Angels in America co-star Mary-Louise Parker. In 2017 Kirk starred in the procedural drama APB, cancelled by Fox after its first season. Justin Kirk on IMDb Justin Kirk at AllMovie Justin Kirk at the Internet Broadway Database
Greg Lauren is an American actor and fashion designer. He is the nephew of fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Lauren portrayed Brett Nelson on The Young and the Restless and has appeared in such films as Friends & Family, The Wedding Planner, Boogie Nights. A successful painter, Lauren's nudes command up to $15,000 and have been bought by such celebrities as Renée Zellweger, Demi Moore, Ben Stiller, Cuba Gooding, Jr, he has been cover artist for the DC Comics Vertigo title, Hellblazer issues 215-218 were solicited by the publisher. His artwork is sold at Bespoke Collection. In 2011, he launched his fashion brand named after himself with a ready-to-wear collection for men and women. Lauren was born Greg Lauren Dana Smith in New York City, New York, into a family of Belarusian-Jewish descent, is the nephew of renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Lauren graduated with a B. A. in Art History at Princeton University in 1991. On November 1, 2003, he wed Showgirls star Elizabeth Berkley in Mexico. Like Lauren, Berkley is Jewish.
Elizabeth gave birth to a son, Sky Cole Lauren, in Los Angeles July 20, 2012. Greg Lauren's home page - with some samples of his paintings. Greg Lauren on IMDb
Timothy David Olyphant is an American actor and producer. He made his acting debut in an Off-Broadway theater in 1995 in The Monogamist, winning the Theatre World Award for his performance, originated David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries in 1996, he branched out to film. He came to the attention of a wider audience with his portrayal of Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO's western Deadwood, he had starring roles in films, including Catch and Release, Hitman, A Perfect Getaway and The Crazies. He played Thomas Gabriel, in Live Free or Die Hard. Olyphant was a recurring guest star in season two of the FX legal thriller Damages; the best-known performance of Olyphant's career to date has been as Deputy U. S. Marshal Raylan Givens in FX's modern-day Kentucky western Justified, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011. Olyphant had guest appearances in numerous television sitcoms including The Office, The Mindy Project and The Grinder, for which he won a Critics' Choice Award.
He stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet. Olyphant was moved to Modesto, California at the age of two, his parents are J. V. Bevan Olyphant, who worked as vice president of production at Gallo Winery, Katherine, he has an older brother, a younger brother, Matthew. His parents divorced, he is of English, Scottish, Dutch and Russian-Jewish descent. Olyphant is a descendant of the Vanderbilt family of New York, his paternal fourth great-grandfather was family patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt and his third great-grandfather was William Henry Vanderbilt, who doubled the family's railroad fortune. Olyphant's great-great-grandmother was socialite Emily Thorn Vanderbilt, his great-grandmother was socialite Emily Vanderbilt Sloane and his great-uncle was music producer John Hammond; the surname Olyphant is of Scottish origin. His paternal fourth great-grandfather, Dr. David Olyphant, was born in Scotland and served as director-general of the Southern hospitals during the American Revolutionary War.
His third great-grandfather, David Olyphant, great-great-grandfather, Robert Morrison Olyphant, were both prominent businessmen. Olyphant attended Modesto's Fred C. Beyer High School. Growing up, he enjoyed art and drawing, he swam competitively throughout his childhood and was a finalist at the 1986 Nationals in the 200m Individual Medley. He was recruited to the University of Southern California by USC Trojans swimming coach Peter Daland; when Olyphant first visited the campus as part of a recruitment trip, he hoped to study architecture but was told it would be unmanageable with his training schedule. Instead, he opted to do a degree in fine arts. After graduating in 1990, Olyphant half-heartedly considered a career in commercial art. While in the process of applying for a master's degree in fine arts, working as a swimming coach at Irvine Novaquatics, Olyphant decided to move to New York to explore other options, he performed stand-up comedy: "I'd dabbled and there was a six-month period where I did it with a certain commitment.
I'd go back." He decided to become an actor. In his final year of college, he had taken an acting class as an elective at UC Irvine and found it "really enjoyable", he completed a two-year acting program at New York's William Esper Studio and began auditioning for roles. Olyphant's first paid acting job was in a 1995 WB television pilot based on 77 Sunset Strip. Phyllis Huffman cast him in the role but he did not have an opportunity to meet the show's producer, Clint Eastwood, who quit days before filming began; that year, he made his professional Off Broadway debut in the Playwrights Horizons' production of The Monogamist and received the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. He starred in the world premiere of The SantaLand Diaries at the Atlantic Theater Company, a one-man play based on David Sedaris' essay about working as a Macy's department store Christmas elf. Ben Brantley of The New York Times felt the "charming" Olyphant did "a wonderful job" when imitating other characters but had "a harder time finding a convincing style for the running narrative."
Howard Kissell of The New York Daily News remarked that he delivered "all the drollery with a perfect deadpan and a twinkle" while David Patrick Stearns of USA Today described him as "an excellent young actor who projects the world-weariness of a young 20-something who evolves into somebody who just might believe in Christmas."Olyphant made his feature film debut in The First Wives Club as an eager young director who attempts to cast Elise Elliot – who thinks she will be playing the leading lady – in the role of the elderly mother. He appeared in the pilot of the CBS spy series Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In 1997, Olyphant made a guest appearance as Officer Brett Farraday in three episodes of the ABC police drama High Incident and returned to New York's Playwrights Horizons to play a supporting role in Plunge, he had minor roles in the romantic comedy A Life Less Ordinary and the CBS television film Ellen Foster. Olyphant's most high-profile role of 1997 was as a film student in the successful horror film Scream 2, bringing "a degree of wild-eyed flair to the role," according to HitFix's Chris Eggertsen.
He described the role as "