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8 items from 2017


Mindy Newell: “Flash” Dance

15 hours ago | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I grew up on Broadway musicals. Once upon a time when going to see a show on Broadway didn’t cost you your mortgage plus the life of your first-born, my mom and dad were avid theatergoers. They saw the original production of South Pacific with Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, the original production of Camelot with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, and the original production of The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and a then little-known Yul Brynner.

When they were still dating they went into town to see Oklahoma! Over the years they saw Carousel, and Brigadoon, and Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady, and Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, and the original West Side Story with Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert. My father fell asleep at Cats and my mother said she »

- Mindy Newell

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Lola Albright, the Smokey-Voiced Star of Peter Gunn and Kirk Douglas’ Champion, Dies at 92

24 March 2017 7:49 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sultry singer and actress Lola Albright, who starred in TV’s Peter Gunn and in Kirk Douglas’s classic film Champion, has died at 92.

Albright died Thursday in Toluca Lake, California, her friend, Eric Anderson, confirmed to Ohio’s Akron Beacon Journal. 

“She went very peacefully,” friend Eric Anderson said. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”

Albright’s breakout role came as Douglas’s spurned lover in the boxing classic Champion, which earned Douglas an Oscar nomination.

She’s perhaps best remembered for playing the smokey-voiced nightclub singer Edie Hart opposite Craig Stevens »

- Mike Miller

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‘Peter Gunn’ Star Lola Albright Dies at 92

24 March 2017 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lola Albright, the glamorous blonde actress best known for starring on the television series “Peter Gunn,” died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92.

A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her death was first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal. “She went very peacefully,” her friend Eric Anderson told the newspaper. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”

Albright was a receptionist at Wakr radio in Akron, then left to go to Cleveland’s Wtam, where she wed announcer Warren Dean — the first of three marriages.

Her first film appearance came in 1947 in “The Unfinished Dance,” starring Margaret O’Brien. She then starred with Judy Garland in “Easter Parade” in 1948. The next year she appeared opposite Kirk Douglas in 1949’s “Champion,” portraying a spurned lover. Douglas received an Oscar nomination for his work.

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- Dave McNary

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From Kong to Kong: the 18 greatest monster movie scores

13 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Kong: Skull Island out now, Sean Wilson looks back at the classic monster movies with top tunes…

It’s time for Kong to reclaim his crown as king of the movie monsters in all-action blockbuster romp Kong: Skull Island, the latest instalment in the ongoing Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures ‘MonsterVerse’ that will eventually see the great ape do battle with the equally legendary Godzilla.

Featuring an all-star cast led by Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John C. Reilly, Skull Island also features a rousing score from Captain America: Civil War composer Henry Jackman who uses every orchestral force at his disposal to depict Kong’s overwhelming size.

So what better time to recap the all-time-greatest monster movie scores from Hollywood and beyond?

King Kong (Max Steiner, 1933)

The one that started it all, as well as the birth of the monster movie and its accompanying soundtrack. Few »

- Sean Wilson

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Exclusive interview with Xander Berkeley, star of The Walking Dead, 24 & Terminator 2

10 March 2017 12:15 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Photo Credit: Kat Hughes

Xander Berkeley currently stars in the global phenomena that is The Walking Dead. In the show he plays Gregory, the leader of the Hilltop community who has been butting heads with fan favourite Maggie (Lauren Cohan). It’s not the first time that we’ve seen Berkeley on our screens, he also featured on 24 as George Mason.

But he’s not just made his home on television, he also has a vast and varied film career. Over the years he’s appeared in CandymanKick-Ass, HeatApollo 13 and Terminator 2, working with the likes of James CameronRon Howard and Michael Mann.

Berkeley was one of several key cast members of The Walking Dead to attend London’s Walker Stalker Con, and we were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with him. We seized the opportunity to find out all about his time on 24, Terminator »

- Kat Hughes

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Two for the Road

17 January 2017 1:46 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Two for the Road

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date January 10, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Claude Dauphin, Nadia Gray

Cinematography: Christopher Challis

Art Direction: Marc Frederic, Willy Holt

Film Editor: Madeleine Gug

Original Music: Henry Mancini

Written by Frederic Raphael

Produced and Directed by Stanley Donen

Some so-called sophisticated ‘sixties romantic dramas have dated pretty badly, as it’s not easy to create a movie acceptable to a fickle audience, that doesn’t end up with attitudes, politics or even costumes that don’t look ‘wrong’ just a few years later. I’ve found that enjoying Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s takes a conscious act of selective blindness. The music, the style, the images were swooningly vital to an audience perhaps ten years older than this reviewer. Hepburn’s ravishing Holly Golightly misses »

- Glenn Erickson

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

15 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic. »

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Check Out The Gruesome New Teaser For Cult Of Chucky: Child's Play 7

5 January 2017 10:11 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

The face of terror, in overalls

Is everyone ready for another round of musical chair with Charles, our friend 'til the end? Well, get ready because the seventh installment of Child's Play has been announced. Cult of Chucky begins production on January 9th, with long-time series director Don Mancini at the helm. Mancini has written every single film in the series sine the 1988 original, and wrote and directed the last two sequels, 2004's Seed of Chucky and 2013's Curse of Chucky. Say what you will about the Child's Play series, the first two were classics and this one brings back Andy!

According to Entertainment Weekly, the story follows Nica Pierce (Fioan Dourif), introduced in the last film, Curse of Chucky, who's been confined to an insane asylum for the past four years and still believes that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. However, several grisly murders start to suddenly »

- Tyler Richardson

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