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Garry Marshall, Director/Producer/Actor, Dead At Age 81; "Happy Days" And "Pretty Woman" Among His Hits

20 July 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Garry Marshall, the man who helped create iconic sitcoms such as "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy", has died at age 81. Greatly beloved in the entertainment industry, Marshall helped kick many actors' careers into overdrive including Julia Roberts, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Robin Williams.  He also adapted Neil Simon's stage and screen hit "The Odd Couple" into a long-running TV series starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. He grew up in a modest home in the Bronx and never lost his almost stereotypical "New Yawk" accent. Marshall became a writer on some classic TV series of the 1960s including "The Dick Van Dyke Show", The Lucy Show" and "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". He even became a prolific actor graduating from an un-billed role in "Goldfinger" to some juicy character parts in major films. Marshall would go on to direct features himself including »

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Ron Howard Remembers Garry Marshall: "A World-Class Creator, Mentor, Philosopher and Friend"

20 July 2016 1:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Ron Howard has added his own tribute to the hundreds that have been pouring in for Garry Marshall, the legendary TV, movie producer and director who died Tuesday at the age of 81. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Howard remembered the Happy Days' creators "staggering sense of humor and wisdom" and described Marshall as a "world-class creator, mentor, philosopher and friend." { "nid": 912683, "type": "news", "title": "Hollywood Mourns 'Happy Days' Creator Garry Marshall", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/garry-marshall-dead-hollywood-reacts-912683", "relative-path": "/news/garry-marshall-dead-hollywood-reacts-912683" } "From his Bronx inspired

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Garry Marshall, Happy Days Creator and Filmmaker, Dead at 81

19 July 2016 8:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Garry Marshall, whose contributions to screens small and big included Happy Days and the original TV adaptation of The Odd Couple, died on Tuesday at age 81.

Access Hollywood was first to report on the legend’s passing; per TMZ, he died from complications from pneumonia.

A Bronx native and brother to actress/director Penny Marshall and TV producer Ronny Marshall Hallin, Marshall started out his career as a writer for Jack Paar’s Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Hour and The Dick Van Dyke Show. From there, he went on to develop for TV an adaptation of the Neil Simon play The Odd Couple, »

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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

19 July 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall went from being TV writer to creating sitcoms that touched the funny bones of the 1970s generation and directing films that were watched over and over: “Happy Days” helped start a nostalgia craze that has arguably never abated, while “Mork and Mindy” had a psychedelically goofy quality that catapulted Robin Williams to fame and made rainbow suspenders an icon of their era. “Pretty Woman” likewise cemented Julia Roberts’ stardom, while “The Princess Diaries” made Anne Hathaway a teen favorite.

Happy Days” star Henry Winkler credited him for launching his career, tweeting “Thank you for my professional life. »

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Garry Marshall, ‘Pretty Woman’ Director and Creator of ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 81

19 July 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Garry Marshall, who created some of the 1970s’ most iconic sitcoms including “Happy Days,” “The Odd Couple,” “Laverne and Shirley” and “Mork and Mindy” and went on to direct hit movies including “Pretty Woman” and “The Princess Diaries,” died Tuesday. He was 81. The news was first reported by Access Hollywood.

Marshall’s first bigscreen blockbuster was 1990’s “Pretty Woman,” starring Julia Roberts as a highly idealized hooker and Richard Gere as her client-cum-Prince Charming. The romantic comedy grossed $463 million worldwide. Roberts was Oscar nominated for best actress, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe for best comedy/musical — and Marshall scored a Cesar nomination as “Pretty Woman” drew a mention in the French awards’ foreign-film category.

In 1970 Marshall had a substantial hit when he developed and exec produced an adaptation of Neil Simon’s play “The Odd Couple” for ABC. The show drew several Emmy nominations for outstanding comedy series and wins for stars Jack Klugman »

- Carmel Dagan

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Star Trek is Doubling Down on Time Travel and Chris Hemsworth

18 July 2016 8:56 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Always pay extra for the upgraded Hemsworth model.

Before he was Thor for The Avengers, before he was racing and man-whoring for Ron Howard in Rush, and before he was the hilariously dim secretary in the new Ghostbusters movie, Chris Hemsworth made his big screen debut in the pre-credits scene of J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek reboot as the ill-fated George Kirk, the heroic and idealistic father of Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk.

Even though George didn’t make it past the opening logo of that first movie, his legacy has loomed over the rest of the franchise — his father’s heroism a driving force, for better or worse, for Captain Kirk. It’s something explored in the most recent trailer for Justin Lin’s upcoming entry, Star Trek Beyond.

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Giveaway – Win Cocoon on Blu-ray, Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

16 July 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We have three copies to give away of one of the most beloved sci-fi films of the 80s, Cocoon.

Director Ron Howard followed up the huge success of Splash with this light-hearted science-fiction tale about a group of elderly friends who find their youth returning after encountering a benevolent Alien species living next door to their retirement home.

Bucking the trend of extravagant special effects targeted at a teenage audience, Cocoon with its senior cast and more personal focus was a huge success, picking up two Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor & Best Visual Effects), and remains one of the most memorable and heart-warming films of the Eighties. Eureka Entertainment are proud to present Cocoon in this Special Thirtieth Anniversary Edition Blu-ray.

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‘The Dark Tower’: 10 Official Images Reveal The Ambitious Scope Of Stephen King Adaptation

15 July 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s quite a week for fans of Stephen King’s bestselling “The Dark Tower” series. In the lead up to film adaptation’s Comic-Con appearance, two official images of stars Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba debuted yesterday, and now Entertainment Weekly is back today to provide even more first look photos.

Read More: Idris Elba on ‘The Dark Tower’ Race-Swapping: ‘It’s Better Just to Treat It Like No Big Deal’

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, “The Dark Tower” stars Elba as the heroic, revolver-weilding Roland Deschain and McConaughey as the evil Walter Padick, an ageless sorcerer who wants to find the film’s eponymous tower so that he may rule over the world’s infinite kingdoms. Additional cast members include Fran Kranz as Pimli, Padick’s right hand man, and Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick and Tom TaylorRon Howard and Brian Grazer serve as producers.

The »

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Entertainment Weekly drops new images and info on The Dark Tower

14 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Dark Tower follows Gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) as he roams an Old West-like landscape in search of (you guessed it) the dark tower, in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. This Stephen King adaptation has been teasing fans for years and is now finally in production under the guiding hand of Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and producer Ron Howard. Entertainment... Read More »

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First Image From The Dark Tower

14 July 2016 9:22 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The film adaption of Stephen King’s beloved Dark Tower series has had a rough time of it on it’s way to the big screen, but after both Jj Abrams and Ron Howard dropped out the reins were picked up by A Royal Affairs Nikolaj Arcel, with principal photography beginning early this year on the fantasy epic, with Idris Elba strapping on the six guns as heroic gunslinger Roland Deschain who embarks on a quest across Mid-World to track down the powerful Warlock The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). EW, as part of it’s 2016 San Diego Comic-Con preview, have the first image of Elba in full costume as Deschain, looking more bad ass than usual, if that’s even possible. Released: February 17th 2017 »

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39 Things We Learned from Robert Towne’s and David Fincher’s Chinatown Commentary

13 July 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“They did this in one take, which I hate.”

David Fincher loves Chinatown.

Of course, anyone who appreciates brilliant filmmaking should feel the same way, especially if they also appreciate themes of human nature drenched in cynicism. The film is easily one of the smartest, most beautiful gut-punches to come out of Hollywood in the ’70s (or any other decade for that matter), and it remains a powerful commentary on greed, bureaucracy, and the futility of good intentions.

Fincher sat down with Robert Towne, the film’s writer, for a commentary, and it makes for a fascinating look at a classic film.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary for Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.

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Commentator: Robert Towne (writer), David Fincher (fan)

1. Fincher loves how sinister the black & white logo looks as it suggests something monstrous like King Kong, but »

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Idris Elba Vs. Jackie Earle Haley in Latest Dark Tower Set Photos

11 July 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As you may well know by now, The Dark Tower is deep into production, with shooting recently shifting to New York City. We have already seen plenty of photos of Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, but today new photos have surfaced from the set, offering our first look at Jackie Earle Haley as Sayre. While we don't know exactly where within the story this scene takes place, it's clear both Sayre and The Gunslinger are locked in an intense stand-off.

The photos, which surfaced from Just Jared, feature both Roland and Sayre entrenched in a gunfight, where, at one point, Sayre even rips off the door of a car to shield himself from The Gunslinger's attack. A closer look at the photos reveal that Jackie Earle Haley has a number of dots on his face, hinting that his face could be altered with CGI in post-production, but we don't know for sure. »

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Karlovy Vary: International Productions on Rise in Czech Republic

9 July 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Karlovy Vary — A number of major international productions have begun shooting in the Czech Republic this year as the local industry reports continued growth in the sector for six years in a row.

Among the TV productions shooting in the Czech Republic are A+E Studio’s Templar Knight series “Knightfall” for History and Sky’s Roman Empire skein “Britannia” from Rick McCallum’s Czech shingle Film United. Both productions will spend a total of Czk 2 billion ($82 million) in the Czech Republic.

In addition, National Geographic Channel’s anthology series “Genius” is currently prepping to shoot in country. Produced by Fox 21, the first season will focus on the life of Albert Einstein.

Ron Howard is set to direct the first episode of the series, which is based on an adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s book “Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Noah Pink.

“Numerous international productions are choosing the »

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Latest Dark Tower Set Photos Reveal a Huge Spoiler?

8 July 2016 6:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in May, as production was under way on The Dark Tower, author Stephen King tweeted out an interesting photo, which featured an item fans of his novel series recognized as the Horn of Eld. The author had also recently teased that the movie will begin with the very first line of his book, but then the plot will shift to the middle of the story. These revelations, along with other details about the adaptation, have many fans convinced that The Dark Tower is not actually an adaptation of the novels, but a sequel to them. That theory just got a very big boost with the emergence of new photos from the set.

The new set photos were taken from the New York City set yesterday, featuring Idris Elba alongside his young co-star Tom Taylor, who plays Jake Chambers in this adaptation. While the photos, which surfaced from Just Jared, »

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Ron Howard shares photo alongside Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain on the set of The Dark Tower

7 July 2016 6:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As filming continues on the hotly-anticipated big screen adaptation of The Dark Tower, producer Ron Howard has shared a photo from the set of the film which sees him joined by director Nikolaj Arcel and star Idris Elba, who is in full costume as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger…

We’ve previously seen a few images of Elba on set, along with Matthew McConaughey as the villainous Man in Black.

The Dark Tower is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) and stars Idris Elba (Luther) as Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar) as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster) as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Tirana, Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as Richard Sayre, Michael Barbieri (Little Men) as Timmy, Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Arra Champignon and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) in an as-yet-unrevealed role. »

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New Set Photo From The Dark Tower Features Ron Howard, Idris Elba And Nikolaj Arcel

6 July 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After spending what seems like an eternity in development hell, the long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is finally in production. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true – the beloved novel is well on its way to the big screen and we’ve already seen numerous set photos to prove it.

Now, we can add one more shot to the collection, as it appears as if Ron Howard stopped by the NYC set the other day to pay a visit to star Idris Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel.

I joined @idriselba & director Nikolaj Arcel in #NYC for #DarkTowerMovie production Dream Team 4 a Dream Project pic.twitter.com/X3REnQDf7b

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 2, 2016

Nothing’s revealed here that we haven’t already seen in previous snaps from the set, but just knowing that The Dark Tower is finally shooting is good enough for us. »

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‘The Dark Tower’ Photo: Ron Howard Poses With Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger

6 July 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

“The man in black fled across the city, and the iPhone cameras followed.” That should be the new opening line for The Dark TowerNikolaj Arcel‘s new movie based on Stephen King‘s bestselling fantasy series. Since production moved to New York, the internet has been flooded with photos of stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, taken by paparazzi and random […]

The post ‘The Dark Tower’ Photo: Ron Howard Poses With Idris Elba as Roland the Gunslinger appeared first on /Film. »

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New "Dark Tower," "Ghost in the Shell" Set Pics

6 July 2016 9:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A pair of behind-the-scenes photos have popped up on social media accounts in the past week for several major films in production. The first is a shot of director Ron Howard, actor Idris Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel taking a break between filming scenes in New York City on the film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy novel saga "The Dark Tower".

The second is a shot of Scarlett Johansson along with director Rupert Sanders, musician Tricky, original anime director Mamoru Oshii, and 'Stand Alone Complex' series director Kenji Kamiyama together on the set of the live-action "Ghost in the Shell" remake. The project, based on the classic anime, has been shooting in New Zealand for sometime now.

I joined @idriselba & director Nikolaj Arcel in #NYC for #DarkTowerMovie production Dream Team 4 a Dream Project pic.twitter.com/X3REnQDf7b

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 2, 2016

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Review: Ron Howard's "Cocoon" (1985) Eureka Blu-ray Special Edition; UK Release

6 July 2016 3:28 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Darren Allison

I’ve always viewed “Cocoon” as the type of film that Steven Spielberg would have been very happy to have made. It has all the hallmarks of a Spielberg movie: a light hearted, warm, science fiction fantasy that is also extremely enjoyable and a perfect piece of innocent entertainment. It was, of course, Ron Howard who picked up the project, a relative newcomer in directorial terms. However, his stock was rising based on the very popular romantic comedy/fantasy “Splash” (1984) with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. It was certainly enough to attract the attention of producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown at 20th Century Fox who were happy to take on the ambitious Howard and his vision for the film.

Given that the film was targeted at teenage audiences amid the mid-80s trend for special effects- laden spectacles, “Cocoon” managed to capture the imagination of a much wider audience. »

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Studiocanal UK: 10 years in the making

5 July 2016 5:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Danny Perkins.

In 1999, the year Danny Perkins, Will Clarke and Paul Higgins launched Optimum Releasing, they set out their stall as smart, nimble new operators in the UK distribution arena by re-releasing black-and-white British classic The Third Man (a Studiocanal film) opposite the George Lucas juggernaut Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Fast forward to 2016: Studiocanal UK (whose French parent Studiocanal, the subsidiary of pay TV giant Canal Plus, purchased Optimum in 2006) has assumed the mantle of the UK’s largest non-studio producer-distributor.

Off the back of huge successes including Paddington and Legend, it now finds itself entrusted with delivering the key building blocks of corporate owner Vivendi’s content strategy.

“A lot of the core values are still there,” Studiocanal UK CEO Perkins tells Screen of the heady journey from scrappy newcomer to cornerstone »

- matt.mueller@screendaily.com (Matt Mueller)

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