John Lithgow

‘The Accountant’ Review: Action! Romance! Tax Deductions! This Movie Has It All

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by Matt Singer October 12, 2016 @ 8:10 AM
Warner Bros.
Hollywood is so obsessed with superheroes these days they made a superhero movie about an accountant. It’s called The Accountant, and it is indeed about a guy who prepares people’s taxes, looks for deductions, and monitors financial records for fraud. But in his off-hours, this guy is also a master martial artist and a sniper capable of hitting targets a mile away. He also has a secret identity and what amounts to a low-rent Batcave, an Airstream trailer full of weapons and cash, stashed in a storage unit. He’s played by former Daredevil and current Batman Ben Affleck. He doesn’t wear a cape, but he might as well.

Joe Dante Almost Made a Batman Movie With John Lithgow as The Joker

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by Britt Hayes September 14, 2016 @ 4:11 PM
Warner Bros.
There have been several intriguing Batman movie concepts that never made it to the big screen over the years, including Darren Aronofsky’s Year One and a third Joel Schumacher Bat-film (dodged a bullet there, to be honest), but one of the lesser-discussed projects belonged to Joe Dante — yes, the director of classics like Gremlins and The ’Burbs almost made a Batman movie, and if he hadn’t ultimately walked away from it, we might have ended up with a memorable performance from John Lithgow as The Joker.

Netflix Snags ‘Doctor Who’ Star Matt Smith and John Lithgow for ‘The Crown’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 18, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
BBC
Doctor Who fans have long waited to see where Matt Smith would next head after abdicating the TARDIS (and seriously, has anyone seen him in Terminator Genisys promos yet?), and Netflix has emerged as the lucky recipient. Smith, John Lithgow and Claire Foy have all joined up for Netflix’s new prestige drama, The Crown.

‘Birdman’ Leads the List of 2015 Spirit Award Nominees

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by Matt Singer November 25, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
Fox Searchlight
341 movies were submitted, and nominating committees of “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers, and other working film professionals” chose their favorites. (What, no caterers?) Those votes were tallied and the results are the nominees below, for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, generally regarded as the most important and prestigious awards for independent film in the country.

'Love Is Strange,' the Most Unexpectedly Important Gay Film of the Year

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by Nick Romano August 22, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
“I think it’s harder – as hard as it’s ever been – to get stories like this made,” said writer-director Ira Sachs of ‘Love Is Strange,’ his latest film starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as an elderly gay couple living in New York City. “If I...

'Drunk History' Season 2 Adds 'Arrested Development,' 'Friday Night Lights' Stars and More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 3, 2014 @ 8:59 PM
Comedy Central / EW
Comedy Central's adaptation of classic FunnyorDie sketch "Drunk History" exceeded our wildest expectation across its first season, bringing in countless celebrities both to inebriatedly narrate and star in their best recollections of world events. Now that season 2 has been set for a summer 2014 debut, Comedy Central has revealed the full roster of guest stars, including some famous faces from 'The Walking Dead,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' and many, many more.

'How I Met Your Mother' Review: "Mom and Dad"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 18, 2013 @ 9:12 PM
CBS
How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 recalls its tenth episode of the final year, “Mom and Dad,” as Barney attempts to play matchmaker to his estranged parents ('Dexter's John Lithgow and 'American Horror Story's Frances Conroy), while Ted attempts to solve the mystery of a best man saboteur.
Last week’s ‘How I Met Your Mother’ installment “Platonish” saw Barney recounting how a helpful stranger (Cristin Milioti) convinced him to stop accepting challenges and make his ultimate play for Robin, while Ted pondered his own future with Robin following a job offer from Hammond Druthers (Bryan Cranston), so how does the latest episode keep the final season rolling down the aisle?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ season 9 episode 10, “Mom and Dad!”

'How I Met Your Mother' "Mom and Dad" Sneak Peek: John Lithgow and Neil Patrick Harris Get Musical

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 15, 2013 @ 7:39 PM
CBS
'How I Met Your Mother' season 9 got back some much-needed good will with this past week's flashback-centric "Platonish," but will next Monday's "Mom and Dad" keep the streak alive? 'Dexter' vet John Lithgow returns as Barney's biological father Jerry, while the first clip from the all-new episode breaks out into song! Plus, will a series-long mystery finally be answered?

'The Good Dinosaur' Reveals Plot, Cast and Footage at D23 Expo 2013

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by Nick Romano August 9, 2013 @ 1:21 PM
Pixar
After debuting the new 'Monster's University' short film, 'Party Central,' during this year's D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney's chief creative office, John Lasseter, introduced the 'The Good Dinosaur,' the Pixar movie the short will premiere in front of in theaters.

'How I Met Your Mother' Final Season: John Lithgow Returns as Barney's Dad

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 29, 2013 @ 3:30 PM
CBS
This isn't much of a surprise, but a treat for 'How I Met Your Mother' fans nonetheless: after missing out on the 'Dexter' Comic-Con 2013 panel a few weeks ago, iconic actor John Lithgow has firmly RSVPed to at least a final season of one show. The former '3rd Rock From the Sun' star will return to 'How I Met Your Mother' in his role as Barney's biological father Jerry Whitaker, but how lengthy a stay will it be?