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'One of the truly great talents': Hollywood pays tribute to Gene Wilder

30 August 2016 2:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mel Brooks, Russell Crowe and Jim Carrey among those who have taken to Twitter to show appreciation for the comedian, who died on Monday

Directors and stars have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Gene Wilder, the actor and comedian who has died at 83 from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Russell Crowe remembered heading to his local cinema to watch Blazing Saddles multiple times, while comedian Jim Carrey said that Wilder “was one of the funniest and sweetest energies”.

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- Henry Barnes and agencies

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Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute

29 August 2016 10:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. Since then, tributes had flooded in for the legendary comedian. Cloris Leachman, who worked with Wilder on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein and other projects, shared her statement with People on Monday. "Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him yet on the set he was just one of us. I remember when we were shooting Young Frankenstein there was a scene where I had to get the group up the stairs immediately. I had to say, »

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Gene Wilder 'Was In a Class By Himself' Says Young Frankenstein Co-Star Cloris Leachman In Touching Tribute

29 August 2016 10:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gene Wilder, the beloved actor from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died on Sunday. He was 83. Since then, tributes had flooded in for the legendary comedian. Cloris Leachman, who worked with Wilder on Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy Young Frankenstein and other projects, shared her statement with People on Monday. "Gene was in a class by himself. I looked up to him yet on the set he was just one of us. I remember when we were shooting Young Frankenstein there was a scene where I had to get the group up the stairs immediately. I had to say, »

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Gene Wilder Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Comedy Icon

29 August 2016 3:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news came today as legendary comedian Gene Wilder passed away at the age of 83. The actor's nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed that the cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's Disease. As news of this comedy legend's passing continues to spread, we have more details from Jordan Walker-Pearlman about his uncle's final moments, while several members of the Hollywood community have honored Gene Wilder through social media.

Along with several Twitter tributes, Jordan Walker-Pearlman released a full statement about his uncle's passing. It was never made public that the actor was suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, a decision that was made by both the actor and his family. Here's how his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman had to say about why it was never revealed that Gene Wilder suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

"We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones - this illness-pirate, »

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Gene Wilder Dies: Mel Brooks, Josh Gad and More Celebrities Pay Tribute

29 August 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gene Wilder's celebrity friends, costars and fans are mourning the loss of the Willy Wonka star, who died Monday at age 83. "Gene Wilder, one of the truly great talents of our time is gone," said Wilder's longtime friend and collaborator Mel Brooks in a statement to People. "He blessed every film we did together with his special magic. And he blessed my life with his friendship. He will be so missed." The Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein star is being remembered by a wide range of celeb fans spanning TV, film, theater and many decades in age. Frozen's »

- Kara Warner, @karawarner

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Celebrities React to Gene Wilder’s Death

29 August 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

News of actor Gene Wilder’s death spread quickly through Hollywood, with stars taking to Twitter to pay their respects to the comedy legend.

Wilder was best know for his role as Willy Wonka in the 1971 big screen version of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” He had memorable roles in Mel Brooks’ films “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “Young Frankenstein.”

According to his nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83 years old. Walker-Pearlman described his final moments:

“He was eighty-three and passed holding our hands with the same tenderness and love he exhibited as long as I can remember. As our hands clutched and he performed one last breath the music speaker, which was set to random, began to blare out one of his favorites: Ella Fitzgerald. There is a picture of he and Ella meeting at »

- Lawrence Yee

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The Best of the First Two Thirds of 2016

29 August 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As we wrap up August and charge headfirst into September, I wanted to sort of put a bow on everything that’s come before the impending fall festival season. That way, it could focus us clearly on the awards contenders to come, all the while remembering the hopefuls from the parts of 2016 we’ve passed. As such, today I’m putting out my list of the best of the first third of the year so far. Below you’ll see what the first eight months have brought us, including some films seen at festivals as well as early year releases that the precursors will surely forget, sadly. I only have a few titles that I’m embargoed on (one specifically, as you’ll see shortly), so this is an almost exhaustive look at everything that’s hit screens between January 1st and today. Enjoy, and remember, this is simply what »

- Joey Magidson

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NBC snaps up “grounded, modern retelling” of Noah’s Ark from producer Robert Zemeckis

28 August 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

NBC has snapped up The Ark, a high-concept drama from screenwriter Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds), which is being produced by Robert ZemeckisImageMovers and 20th Century Fox TV and is described as a “grounded, modern retelling” of the Noah’s Ark story.

The Ark “centers on an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there may be a larger story at play.”

The story of Noah’s Ark has been adapted for the screen on numerous occasions, most recently with Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, which was released in 2014 and starred Russell Crowe in the lead role.

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- Gary Collinson

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Noah’s Ark Gets Modern-Day Reboot from Robert Zemeckis and NBC

27 August 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The tale of Noah’s Ark is headed back to the screen. But before you dismiss this and think it will be a boring retelling of the biblical story, this time it has a galactic new modern-day twist. Per Deadline, NBC is developing a high-concept drama titled “The Ark,” which takes Noah to space.

The project originated from 20th Century Fox TV and Robert ZemeckisImageMovers and is written by Daniel Kunka. This new series will center on an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there may be a larger story at play.

Zemeckis and Jack Rapke are set to executive produce alongside Jackie Levine and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner & Robyn Meisinger.

One of the latest retelling of the Book of Genesis story came in 2014 when Darren Aronofsky directed the controversial “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe. The story also took a comedic turn in 2007 when Steve Carell slowly started to become the ark builder in Tom Shadyac-helmed film “Evan Almighty.”

For now, we’ll let the idea of a modern-day Noah’s Ark in space sink in. But we have some questions: How will the animals be able to survive in outer space? Where is he headed to? How’s he paying for this?

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- Liz Calvario

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Noah’s Ark Gets Modern-Day Reboot from Robert Zemeckis and NBC

27 August 2016 10:17 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The tale of Noah’s Ark is headed back to the screen. But before you dismiss this and think it will be a boring retelling of the biblical story, this time it has a galactic new modern-day twist. Per Deadline, NBC is developing a high-concept drama titled “The Ark,” which takes Noah to space.

The project originated from 20th Century Fox TV and Robert ZemeckisImageMovers and is written by Daniel Kunka. This new series will center on an engineer who, after the death of his wife, has a vision to construct a ship capable of sustaining life in space. When the build happens to coincide with the coming end of the world, the engineer realizes there may be a larger story at play.

Zemeckis and Jack Rapke are set to executive produce alongside Jackie Levine and Madhouse Entertainment’s Adam Kolbrenner & Robyn Meisinger.

Read More: Aaron Paul to Produce »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Summertime’ Exclusive Trailer: Two Italian Teens And A Gay Couple Explore San Francisco In An Unforgettable Summer

26 August 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The summer after high school graduation is a contemplative time, a period when the future seems so frightening and yet so filled with possibility. Gabriele Muccino’s latest film “Summertime” follows Marco (Brando Pacitto) and Maria (Matilda Lutz), two Italian teens uncertain about their future but eager to embark on a road-trip through America. They land in San Francisco where they meet Matt (Taylor Frey) and Paul (Joseph Haro), a gay couple who take them in and show them around the city. Soon, the four become fast friends and embark on enthusiastic explorations of love, life, and themselves, trying to discover and define who they are during a summer they’ll never forget. Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.

Read More: ‘Fathers and Daughters’ Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Learns To Love Again With The Help of Aaron Paul

Muccino first role to prominence with his 2001 film “The Last Kiss, »

- Vikram Murthi

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The Nice Guys – The Blu Review

25 August 2016 7:52 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Review by Brandon Krzysztof

“You’re the world’s worst detectives!”

August 23, 2016 was a huge day for blu-ray releases of all sorts: Criterion Collection, TV Seasons, and your standard amarays. Each release represented many different kinds of genres:  fantasy for The Huntsman: Winter’s War and animation for the popular video game adaption, Ratchet & Clank. But the one release I was looking very forward to was Shane Black’s latest, The Nice Guys, released to theaters on May 20, 2016. (read Jim Batt’s Wamg review Here)

The Nice Guys was a film I missed in theaters and subsequently made me bummed out about missing it. I am a huge fan of the Ryan Gosling movement here which in the last several years is a name that sky-rocketed since his huge 2010-2011 films. From being the heartthrob in The Notebook to being an a-list actor, Gosling has proved to be a solid »

- Movie Geeks

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Key lessons learned from this summer’s blockbuster movies

24 August 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Matt Edwards Aug 30, 2016

From Captain America: Civil War through to Ghostbusters, what did we learn from summer blockbuster season 2016?

If it wasn’t for summer blockbuster season it would be a nightmare for Den of Geek to maintain our chic pale complexions. We’ve seen so many films this summer that we look like porcelain dolls (the shine comes from popcorn grease).

It was never our intention to learn anything other than imperative information about Jason Bourne’s backstory. None the less, 2016 had proven to be such an interesting year for cinema that we couldn’t help but be struck by the following observations.

A quick note before we dig in. We’re counting summer blockbuster season as March to the end of August. We know that’s not how seasons work, but that feels like a tidy set of dates to use to capture the films that are part of the mid-year blockbuster flurry. »

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'The Jungle Book' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

23 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Nice Guys (mystery-comedy; Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling; rated R) The Huntsman: Winter’s War (action-adventure; Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt; extended edition; not rated) Ratchet & Clank (animated: voices: Paul Giamatti, John Goodman; rated PG) The Man Who Knew Infinity (drama; Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel; rated PG-13) Dark Horse (documentary; Jan Vokes; rated...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Harry: Premieres in September; Connick Jr's First Guest Is Sandra Bullock

23 August 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Harry Connick Jr.'s new daytime entertainment show, Harry, premieres Monday, September 12, 2016. His first guest is Sandra Bullock. Check your local listings or HarryTV.com to find where and when the new, syndicated  TV series airs in your market.Other guests in the first week include: Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard. Russell Crowe, Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Anthony Anderson, John Stamos, and Taraji P. Henson will make cameo appearances. The second week features a visit to the Empire TV show set. Get the details from this NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution press release.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Giveaway: Win The Nice Guys on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Combo (3 Winners)

23 August 2016 6:41 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe portray a 1970s private investigator and his muscle, respectively, in the 2016 movie The Nice Guys. Shane Black's crime thriller is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, and we have teamed up with Warner Home Video to offer three lucky readers each the combo pack including all three versions of the film.

For a chance to win The Nice Guys on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a »

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Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellweger Among ‘Harry’s Premiere Week Guests

22 August 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sandra Bullock will kick off premiere week for Harry, Harry Connick Jr.’s new syndicated daytime talk show that premieres on September 12. Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams, and Empire star Terrence Howard round out the premiere week guests with cameos by Russell Crowe, Kristen Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Anthony Anderson, John Stamos and Taraji P. Henson. Week two kicks off with a daytime exclusive from the set of Empire and a behind-the-scenes look at the hit show. Harry will… »

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Ben-Hur remake suffers grim weekend at the Us box office

22 August 2016 12:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 22, 2016

The $100m Ben-Hur remake didn't have a great weekend in the Us, with a meagre take of just over $11m...

Chariot Races. Big wooden ships rowed across stormy seas by topless men. Morgan Freeman in voluminous dreadlocks. To quote Russell Crowe in Gladiator, "Are you not entertained?" 

If the opening weekend for Timur Bekmambetov's glossy remake of Ben-Hur is anything to go by, the answer appears to be a resounding "Not really, no." The fifth in a string of adaptations of Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ by Lew Wallace, the epic action drama made a rather dismal $11.35m over the weekend according to Box Office Mojo - which isn't great news, considering the film's estimated $100m budget. 

In a late summer line-up comprising such movies as bawdy foodstuff comedy Sausage Party, comedy-drama War Dogs and Laika's animated film Kubo And The Two Strings, Ben-Hur had »

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A Lesson of the ‘Ben-Hur’ Debacle: Movie Stars Still Matter

20 August 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Up until recently, when a movie turned out to be a major bomb — not just a financial failure but a symbol of waste, a legend, a stink bomb — there was usually a movie star’s name imprinted on it. The star became part of the movie’s infamy, and he also took on some of the blame. Just think of a folly like “Ishtar” (1987), in which the combined star wallop of Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty couldn’t add up to a hill of beans in the desert, or “Battlefield Earth” (2000), which proved that John Travolta in the middle of the Travoltassance couldn’t sell a sci-fi epic that was really an obsequious vanity project. “Heaven’s Gate,” the movie that brought down a movie studio, was the exception that proved the rule: No one really thought of it as a Kris Kristofferson film, but that’s because there was »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘The Birth of A Nation’: What Fox Searchlight Faces As It Plows Forward With A Tainted Oscar Frontrunner

18 August 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As Sundance moments go, the reception for “The Birth of a Nation” was unheard of. The audience gave writer-director-actor Nate Parker a standing ovation before the film began. Now his movie is facing another kind of reception, also unheard of: He must promote the movie while being shadowed by his 1999 rape trial, and news that the accuser committed suicide in 2012.

There are no real precedents for Parker’s situation.

Read More: Nate Parker Writes ‘Devastated’ Facebook Response to College Rape Trial and Accuser’s Suicide

Fox Searchlight executives are presenting a united front. Here’s their official statement: “Searchlight is aware of the incident that occurred while Nate Parker was at Penn State. We also know that he was found innocent and cleared of all charges. We stand behind Nate and are proud to help bring this important and powerful story to the screen.”

Inside the company, they’re not abandoning hope of an Oscar. »

- Anne Thompson

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