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Watch: Complete Long Lost 1980s Comedy 'Nothing Lasts Forever' Starring Bill Murray And Dan Aykroyd

8 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, how on Earth does a movie, made at the height of fame for both Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, not get released? That's a complicated one to answer, but for comedy fans, the 1984 movie "Nothing Lasts Forever" is something of a holy grail film, but thanks to the (probably temporary) powers of the interwebs, you can see the film that MGM apparently twice prevented from screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Written and directed by longtime "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tom Schiller, "Nothing Lasts Forever" is ambitious stuff, telling the story of a young man ("Gremlins" star Zach Galligan) who gets caught in the machinations of a totalitarian retro/future New York City. Aykroyd plays Galligan's boss, Murray gets an extended cameo, Mort Sahl, Lawrence Tierney, Imogene Coca and Larry “Bud” Melman take on supporting roles, and Howard Shore provided the score. So what happened? It's hard to say. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Box Office Actuals for Worst July 4 Weekend Since 1987 Adjusted for Inflation

7 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This past weekend had the fewest number of reader predictions I can remember and given the lackluster Fourth of July weekend perhaps we've reached a point where no one cares any longer. I mean, we're talking about a weekend where compared to the year prior the $118.5 million combined total of the top 12 was down 47% from last year and, as Box Office Mojo points out, it was the worst Independence Day weekend since 1999 when the top 12 managed $116.5 million, but you adjust for inflation and that comes to $182.5M. In fact, adjusted for inflation, this is the worst Independence Day weekend since 1987, a weekend where there wasn't a single film in the top 12 playing in more than 1,980 theaters and the Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks television remake of Dragnet took the #1 spot with $7 million in its second weekend. The two new films that weekend were Innerspace starring Martin Short in 1,603 theaters and »

- Brad Brevet

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Tammy Movie Review

6 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Tammy Director: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates. Not all entertainment couples turn out to have such cinematic chemistry as Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton. Melissa McCarthy is a very talented actress, but under the direction of her husband Ben Falcone – with whom she co-wrote ‘Tammy’s’ script – she rubber-stamps the portrayal of the slovenly buffoon. The premise isn’t very imaginative. Tammy has a catastrophic day: while driving she hits a deer that damages her car, she gets fired from work and when she returns home she finds her husband having a romantic dinner with another  [ Read More ]

The post Tammy Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Blu-ray Release Date and Details

6 July 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Blu-ray release date is August 26, and there will be no early Digital HD release that is quickly becoming all the rage in home video these days.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is an animated musical starring the voice talent of Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer and more, and features music by Bryan Adams. The Clarius Entertainment production earned  $8.4 million during its limited theatrical engagement.

The Blu-ray edition of Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return comes packaged with DVD and Digital HD versions of the film with the feature presentation being offered in 1.78:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. A handful of bonus features are comprised of the following:

Legends of Oz: The Music of Oz

Legends of Oz: The Legacy of Oz

Sing Along the Yellow Brick Road

Legends of Oz: Activity »

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Watch My "Tammy" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Melissa McCarthy Get?

4 July 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Melissa McCarthy teams up with her husband, Ben Falcone, for .Tammy.. They co-wrote the movie together and Falcone directed. Is their collaboration a must see or just a hot mess? Take a look at my review of .Tammy..

For my interview with Melissa McCarthy, click here

Interview with Susan Sarandon, click here

Interview with Kathy Bates, click here

Interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass, click here

Interview with director Ben Falcone, click here

Official .Tammy. Plot:

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint and, instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), is her only option-with a car, »

- Manny

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Tammy review: Melissa McCarthy loses her way in comedy road trip

4 July 2014 5:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Ben Falcone; Screenwriter: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy; Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Falcone, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd; Running time: 97 mins; Certificate: 15

There's a whiff of white trash (and something else) about Tammy, a comedy fronted, produced and co-written by Melissa McCarthy still riding the success of Bridesmaids and The Heat. She has charisma in spades, and its truest measure is that she remains watchable whilst playing a bland character in a badly-made film where even her veteran co-star, Susan Sarandon, emerges quite scathed.

As an introduction, harming an animal is never the safest way to score points with viewers, but Tammy's high-speed collision with a deer immediately brings out her caring side as much as her carelessness. She tries to revive it in a scene that's more awkward than funny, arguably because she doesn't commit to the mouth-to-mouth gag. Essentially, though, there is no punchline. »

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Steven Spielberg Film Collection Coming To Blu-Ray

2 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg is quite often the first name that springs to mind when somebody mentions the word Hollywood, as the man is responsible for some of the most ground-breaking and truly memorable movie moments since the birth of celluloid. With that in mind, here at We Got This Covered we were very pleased to get wind of the fact that a box set dedicated to the director’s immeasurable impact on cinema is set to be released on Blu-Ray. Quite frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.

Why, you ask? Well, when you think of Spielberg, what films do you think of? E.T? Jaws? Jurassic Park? The list goes on and on for the three time Academy award-winning director – so much, in fact, that you could probably fill plenty more box-sets with the man’s work. But that is not the reason we’ve gotten a little giddy. No, »

- Dale Barham

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Movie Review: Tammy

2 July 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Let me just start out by saying I’m a huge fan of Melissa McCarthy, I absolutely loved her in Bridesmaids (2011). Unfortunately, the new film Tammy is not her best work. She plays pretty much the same role here that she has before, a tough but really mushy big girl that is forever getting into trouble. Tammy was written by McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone (who also has a small role and directs as well). There is nothing extraordinary here folks, there were a couple of chuckles, but nothing absolutely side splitting.

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) starts the film having one thing go wrong after another; she loses her job, finds out her husband is having an affair, and wrecks her car. She is determined to get out of Dodge. She runs to her parents’ house and ends up hitting the road with her alcoholic grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon), heading straight for Niagara Falls. »

- Betsy Russo

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How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV’s Comedy-News Format

2 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true.

The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and often pack as much research as a front-page story you might see from a traditional outlet like a newspaper (when front-page stories carried more weight in the modern news cycle). Last Sunday, Oliver presented a nearly 20-minute treatise on the plight of gay, lesbian and transgender citizens of Uganda, raising the notion that evangelicals from America may have played an instrumental role in harsh new treatment being doled out by that nation’s government.

The segment included nods to information from Al Jazeera, NPR, the Kaiser Family Foundation, CNN, MSNBC, Christian evangelical news organization World, and advocacy group Political Research Associates, not to mention an »

- Brian Steinberg

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Film Review: Unfunny ‘Tammy’ is a Melissa McCarthy Misfire

2 July 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Melissa McCarthy has jumped the shark. Or if she hasn’t, she’s strapped on the skis and is contemplating the ramp. Going once more to the same character well – this time with a script co-written with her husband Ben Falcone and directed by him – McCarthy shows little originality or gumption as the title character in “Tammy..”

Rating: 2.0/5.0

What could have been a interesting character journey into the lower middle class wage slavers, becomes a tired exercise in “Tammy always wins” and “Tammy is super attractive once you clean her up,” etc. McCarthy can’t help being the hero in her own film, which is fine, if the damn thing had any laughs. Instead, it’s a road trip movie with seen-it-all-before stereotypes and a waste of a superlative cast in support of Tammy’s greatness. Seems to me, I’ve heard that song before.

Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) is having a bad day. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Tammy': What the Critics Are Saying

2 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon head out on a road trip in Tammy, out Wednesday. Directed by McCarthy's husband and oft-collaborator Ben Falcone, the comedy also features Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Duplass, Nat Faxon, Toni Collette and Sandra Oh. Photos From 'Easy Rider' to 'Tammy,' 13 Memorable Road Trip Movies Box-office observers predict that the New Line comedy will debut to $45 million to $50 million over the Fourth of July weekend, considering McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's The Heat took in $47.2 million during the same stretch last year after opening the weekend before. Read what top critics are

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- Ilana Lifshitz, Ashley Lee

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5 Reasons Why We Don’t Need Ghostbusters 3

2 July 2014 12:12 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s almost mind-blowing that three decades have passed since the original Ghostbusters came out. In the quarter century since its successor came out in 1989, fans have been clamoring for a third film to bring the band back together again. However, with the passage of time, the film’s prospects have only managed to shift away from what fans really want, whether they willingly acknowledge it or not.

While Dan Aykroyd — bless his heart — continues to push hard for the film to finally see the light of day, mainly as a way to “pass the torch” to a new generation of Ghostbusters, it may just be best to keep the franchise at what it is rather than let it deflate fans’ hopes even faster than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

With the two films’ 30th and 25th birthdays now behind us and the first film set for a theatrical re-release in August, »

- Geoff Cox

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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Tammy, Finding the Story Inspiration in a Dream, Writing the Script as a Love Letter to Illinois, and More

1 July 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Tammy, the feature directorial debut of Ben Falcone, follows Tammy Banks (Melissa McCarthy), a woman on the edge who has lost her job, her husband and her car, all in one day.  She wants out of her small town existence, but with no money or transportation, the only way to do that is with her hard-partying grandmother, Pearl (Susan Sarandon), who leads them into a string of misadventures that neither of them will soon forget.  The film also stars Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh, Toni Collette and Nat Faxon. During a conference at the film’s press day, real-life husband and wife Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone talked about their dream of telling this story together, the idea coming from a dream, how growing up in Illinois has informed their comedy, getting this talented cast involved, giving mouth-to-mouth to a deer, what their own road trips are like, »

- Christina Radish

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Tammy – The Review

1 July 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For those of you thinking, “Oh no, another reboot!”, just hold your horses. This new film is not a “re-imagining” of that story of the sweet, naive, fresh-faced young backwoods beauty introduced in the 1957 late show staple Tammy And The Bachelor which spawned a film and TV series and boasted an Oscar nominated top 40 title tune. We don’t hear a note of that pop standard, although that first film’s star, Debbie Reynolds, was almost in this new flick. Nope, 2014′s Tammy is this Summer’s starring vehicle for Melissa McCarthy, almost three years to the day of her star-making supporting (and Oscar-nominated) turn in the surprise smash hit Bridesmaids, Between her weekly job as half of TV’s “Mike & Molly”, she followed her 2011 film hit last year with Identity Thief and The Heat. But this new film is a big step forward in her movie career, as she »

- Jim Batts

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Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon Laugh it Up at The Tammy Red Carpet Premiere

1 July 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The premiere of “Tammy” took place Monday and, of course, where there’s a premiere, there’s usually a massive image gallery! You can check out the pictures from the event below the post. Those in attendance included some stars and producers of the film, including Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Cleo King, Nyambi Nyambi and producer Will Farrell. Also in attendance was the film’s director, Ben Falcone. The film will be out in theaters nationwide July 2. Along with McCarthy and Sarandon, the film also stars Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates. Here’s more about the film. “Tammy (McCarthy) is having  [ Read More ]

The post Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon Laugh it Up at The Tammy Red Carpet Premiere appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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'Steven Spielberg Director's Collection' Blu-ray Debuts October 14th

1 July 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

- MovieWeb

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Melissa McCarthy hits the road (and the road hits back) in 7 new Tammy clips

1 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Melissa McCarthy (Identity ThiefThe Heat) takes the leap from supporting player to lead actress in Tammy, which heads to theatres tomorrow. Ben Falcone (Enough Said) directs his wife, the Bridesmaids fan favourite, McCarthy, as eponymous Tammy, who is fired from her job at the local fast food joint, “Toppy Jacks,” and breaks up with her cheating husband all in one day. In order to distance herself from all the sudden bad news, she and her not-so-sober grandmother (who owns the only car to which Tammy has access) escape on a road trip to Niagra Falls. Let the misadventure begin.

Tammy also stars Susan SarandonAllison JanneyToni ColletteSandra OhDan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates.

Check out the clips below!

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- Sasha James

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Duel And Sugarland Express Coming To Blu-ray in ‘Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection’ Oct 14

1 July 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, »

- Michelle McCue

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Universal Home Entertainment To Release Steven Spielberg Director's Collection

1 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award® winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Universal Announce The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

1 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Universal have just announced that on October 13th they’ll be releasing The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection which contains many of your favourite Spielberg movies. All the movies will be on Blu-ray, some for the first time with the full list below. Any that you wish were there that are missing? We’re wondering where Schindler’s List, AI, Munich are War of the Worlds are. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

The price price is as yet to be confirmed.

The eight films featured include (*Denotes First Time on Blu-ray™):

Duel* (1971)

A travelling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is terrorised by an unseen trucker on a remote desert highway.

The Sugarland Express* (1974)

A mother (Goldie Hawn) desperately attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and kidnapping their son.

Jaws (1975)

When a seaside community is under attack by a great white shark, the chief »

- David Sztypuljak

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