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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Home, Lost Soul, Miracle Mile

27 July 2015 8:31 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This Week: Animated hit Home comes home, cult fave Miracle Mile, and a documentary on a doomed Dr. Moreau remake. ► With shades of .Lilo & Stitch,. the Dreamworks animated flick Home finds a small girl trying to avoid capture after an alien invasion by a race called the Boov, and she.s on the run with one of the fugitive aliens. Steve Martin,... Read More »

- John Law

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Why aren't more comedians cast for their full terrifying potential in films?

21 July 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the great things about having friends who are film nerds is that you end up having a lot of phone calls about nothing urgent. You end up talking about alternate theories and dream casting and things that might have been. I've got some other things I'll be posting tonight that speak to that, but first up, let's just play a little bit. The conversation I was having with Scott Weinberg today was about the way I find casting shortsighted in movies sometimes. In particular, I love comedians who push themselves, and Scott's article about Robin Williams (it would have been his birthday today, something that makes me unspeakably sad this year) focused on some of his left-of-center choices as an actor. Scott's fond of "Insomnia," where Williams gives some really good creepy, something that doesn't surprise me at all. Of course Williams was effective at playing dark and dangerous. »

- Drew McWeeny

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TV Review: ‘Tut’

16 July 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

King Tutankhamun left behind a treasure trove of trinkets, but his nickname is all that’s really required to serve as the cornerstone for “Tut,” a Spike TV miniseries that unearths the Boy King in order to turn his short life into historical melodrama. Featuring Ben Kingsley as Tut’s scheming vizier, surrounded by young actors often photographed as if this were a shampoo commercial, there are modest pleasures relating to the various palace intrigues, but only marginal momentum to drag an audience across three nights, provided they know enough about history to realize the title character won’t be available for a sequel.

Shot in Morocco at a scale that frequently looks as if it features a cast of, well, dozens, “Tut” begins with the name/age at death and works backward from there. As a result, writers Michael Vickerman, Peter Paige and Bradley Bredeweg and director David Von Ancken »

- Brian Lowry

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George Lucas and Danny Elfman to Be Named Disney Legends at D23

14 July 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, Disney Animator Andreas Deja and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances. There will be eight individuals in total introduced as Disney Legends next month.

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. The three-day Expo provides the opportunity for Disney fans to be a part of the memorable and prestigious event. Here's what Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger had to say about the Disney Legends in a statement. »

- MovieWeb

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Texas News Roundup: July 13, 2015

13 July 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

David Letterman comes out of retirement to rip Donald Trump; the co-president of Sony Pictures Classics shows his Texas roots; and the Stark Naked Theatre Company reveals its new lineup. It’s this week’s Texas News Roundup. David Letterman Roasts Donald TrumpDavid Letterman came out of retirement briefly at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre during the comedy concert “Steve Martin & Martin Short: A Very Stupid Conversation...With Music.” The late-night king performed his patented Top 10 List about Donald Trump, then went on to praise the Spurs before exiting just as surprisingly as he entered. Sony Pictures Classics Lassoed to TexasThe co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, Michael Barker, has strong Texas ties that began when he attended the University of Texas at Austin. Now his vision has led to seven films that have received best-picture Oscar nominations, including  “Capote,” and “Midnight in Paris.” Upcoming films include the Hank Williams biography “I Saw the Light, »

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Exclusive ‘Home’ interview with the legendary Steve Martin

13 July 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release on Blu-ray and DVD of DreamWorks Animation’s Home, out on Digital HD on 13th  July and Blu-ray and DVD on 20th July, we’ve got an exclusive interview with the mighty Steve Martin to share with you, who lends his talents to the fun!

A legendary actor, screenwriter, producer, author and musician, Steve Martin plays the the mean and cowardly Captain Smek in this new animated movie. Smek may be the leader of his species, the Boov, but he is not an inspiring figure at all. Remarkably arrogant, he believes he is right about everything and loves to name things after himself. Under his command, the Boov have learned to be fearful and feeble, running away from anything challenging. They suppress individuality; have no sense of enthusiasm or fun; and value conformity. They have gone from planet to planet and decide to make Earth their home, »

- Dan Bullock

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David Letterman Un-Retires To Deliver Donald Trump ‘Top 10′ List

13 July 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Even retirement can’t keep David Letterman from roasting Donald Trump. Although The Late Show host has been retired since May, he was called back into action for one last ‘Top 10′ list, inspired by Trump’s presidential campaign announcement. Letterman appeared on his friend’s Martin Short and Steve Martin‘s comedy show at the Majestic Theatre Friday in San Antonio, where […]

The post David Letterman Un-Retires To Deliver Donald Trump ‘Top 10′ List appeared first on uInterview. »

- Keiry Sanchez

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David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement—Watch Him Ruthlessly Mock Donald Trump With an Epic Top 10 List!

13 July 2015 5:40 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Thanks to Donald Trump, David Letterman has come out of retirement. Less than two months after he left CBS' The Late Show, Letterman appeared onstage in San Antonio, Texas, Friday with Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are touring with their stage show, A Very Stupid Conversation…With Music. "Back in Hollywood, we met at a Scientology mixer," Letterman, 68, told the crowd, "and they have been so kind and so generous to invite me here to this beautiful city." "I am so happy to be out of the house," a bearded Letterman admitted. "I retired and I had no regrets—none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was content. And then a couple of days ago, Donald Trump »

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David Letterman Destroys Donald Trump in Top 10 List, Regrets Retirement: Watch Now!

13 July 2015 2:23 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He's still got it! David Letterman came out of retirement for a surprise performance on Friday, July 10. The former late-night host, 68, made a cameo on Martin Short and Steve Martin's A Very Stupid Conversation tour, where the topic of presidential hopeful Donald Trump came up.  "I am so happy to be out of the house!" Letterman joked. "I retired and I had no regrets, none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was content. And then a couple of days ago, Donald [...] »

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David Letterman Came Out of Retirement to Mock Donald Trump

13 July 2015 12:11 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Just two months after stepping down as the host of CBS's Late Show, David Letterman reemerged on Friday night in a surprise appearance at a performance by friends Martin Short and Steve Martin in San Antonio. Letterman said he was perfectly satisfied with his decision to retire, "And then a couple of days ago, Donald Trump said he was running for president. I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen." He managed to get a few pent-up Trump jokes out of his system by delivering a Top 10 list titled "Interesting Facts About Donald Trump." If former late-night hosts can't stay off the stage when Trump launches a presidential bid that's almost guaranteed to fail, just imagine what they'll do if Bill Clinton actually becomes the First Gentleman. »

- Margaret Hartmann

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David Letterman Blasts Donald Trump With a Surprise Top 10 List

12 July 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

He's back! Nearly two months after leaving the Late Show with a bang, David Letterman reemerged from retirement at Martin Short and Steve Martin's A Very Stupid Conversation show in San Antonio on Friday. Just when you thought you'd never see Dave deliver a top 10 list again, the comedian decided to call out Donald Trump on his presidential bid and controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. While Dave was on stage, the guys had to capture the moment with a selfie, which Steve later shared on Facebook. A big comedy night for Marty and me in San Antonio. Surprise guest, David Letterman. Posted by Steve Martin on Friday, July 10, 2015 Watch Dave's new top 10 list above, then catch up on the latest viral videos. »

- Nick-Maslow

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David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement to Roast Donald Trump With Top 10 List (Video)

11 July 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former “Late Show” host David Letterman took a break from retirement this weekend to roast Republican candidate Donald Trump. “I was complacent, I was satisfied, I was content, and then a couple of days ago Donald Trump said he was running for president. I have made the biggest mistake of my life,” Letterman told a San Antonio crowd on Friday night. Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short had introduced Letterman to the stage as a surprise guest. Also Read: Donald Trump to Meet Families of Victims Killed by Immigrants He then revealed a Top Ten List of “interesting facts” about the real. »

- Kathy Zerbib

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David Letterman -- Un-Retires to Roast Donald Trump (Video)

11 July 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

David Letterman must have been sitting at home licking his chops over all the material Donald Trump was providing -- so, he came out of retirement! Well, for one night anyway ... Letterman joined Steve Martin and Martin Short on stage during their show in San Antonio last night -- and he came armed with a timely Top 10: "Interesting facts about Donald Trump." Y'know how #2 was frequently better than #1 with Dave's Top 10s? Not this »

- TMZ Staff

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Watch David Letterman Deliver Donald Trump-Themed Top Ten List

11 July 2015 6:10 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

David Letterman made a surprise visit to Martin Short and Steve Martin's A Very Stupid Conversation stage show Friday night in San Antonio, and the former Late Show host used the opportunity to gleefully mock beleaguered presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Making his first onstage appearance since retiring with an epic blowout on May 20th, a bearded Letterman expressed regret that his Late Show departure just missed Trump's candidacy, which would have been perfect fodder for late night television.

"I retired and… I had no regrets. None. I was happy. »

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Roger Rees, Actor in ‘Cheers,’ ‘West Wing,’ ‘Nicholas Nickelby,’ Dies at 71

11 July 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cheers” and “The West Wing” actor Roger Rees, who won a Tony for “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” died Friday in New York. He was 71.

The New York Times’ Scott Heller tweeted the news late Friday.

Sad news: Roger Rees, who just a few months ago was the leading man in @TheVisitMusical on Broadway, has passed away.

— Scott Heller (@hellerNYT) July 11, 2015

A statement from Rees’ publicist, quoted by Heller, read: “Roger Rees, Tony Award-winning actor, passed away tonight at home, after a brief illness.”

Rees took the lead role in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” which played in London and on Broadway from 1980 to 1982. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony for his performance, and reprised the part in a 1982 TV version, which was produced by Colin Callender. Rees was nominated for an Emmy, and the production won the Emmy for outstanding limited series.

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- Leo Barraclough

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Roger Rees, Actor in ‘Cheers,’ ‘West Wing,’ ‘Nicholas Nickelby,’ Dies at 71

11 July 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cheers” and “The West Wing” actor Roger Rees, who won a Tony for “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” died Friday in New York. He was 71.

The New York Times’ Scott Heller tweeted the news late Friday.

Sad news: Roger Rees, who just a few months ago was the leading man in @TheVisitMusical on Broadway, has passed away.

— Scott Heller (@hellerNYT) July 11, 2015

A statement from Rees’ publicist, quoted by Heller, read: “Roger Rees, Tony Award-winning actor, passed away tonight at home, after a brief illness.”

Rees took the lead role in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby,” which played in London and on Broadway from 1980 to 1982. He won an Olivier Award and a Tony for his performance, and reprised the part in a 1982 TV version, which was produced by Colin Callender. Rees was nominated for an Emmy, and the production won the Emmy for outstanding limited series.

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- Leo Barraclough

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20th Nantucket Film Festival Announces 2015 Winners

29 June 2015 7:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Steve Martin, Screenwriters and the Stiller Family: 20 Years of the Nantucket Film Festival The 20th Annual Nantucket Film Festival announced a handful of winners yesterday in both feature film and screenplay categories. Also announced were the winners of the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition, which recognizes the best unproduced screenplays and television pilots by emerging writers. The Feature Screenplay prize went to Kristen Davila's "Counterintelligence," while Television Pilot nods went to Estelle Gabriel for "Ice" and "Jonathan Schwartz for "Sold.' A political satire set in Pakistan, "Counterintelligence" involves the CIA, a budding jihadist group and an indebted gambler who plays the two off one another in an attempt to save his own neck. Davila received a $5,000 cash prize and a spot to participate in October's Screenwriters Colony. The Feature Screenplay Competition jury was comprised of director Kyle Patrick Alvarez »

- Zack Sharf

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'Cooley High' Is the Most Influential Movie You've Never Seen

25 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Cooley High" ought to be remembered as a cinema milestone, and its writer and director remembered as pioneers.

Released 40 years ago this week (on June 25, 1975), it ought to be celebrated for its vast influence on movies, TV, and music. As a young-men-coming-of-age movie, it deserves to be mentioned alongside Fellini's "I Vitelloni," George Lucas's "American Graffiti," Barry Levinson's "Diner," and John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood." And yet, the film and its creators have been largely forgotten, lost to history.

The story behind "Cooley High" is even more dramatic than the comedy-drama that unspooled on the screen. It's the story of Kenneth Williams, who, like protagonist Preach, left Chicago's Cabrini-Green projects with dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Having dropped out of high school, he hitchhiked from the Windy City to Hollywood with $5 in his pocket and no connections, and for a while he supported himself selling drugs. »

- Gary Susman

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How Jerry Seinfeld Changed Modern Comedy with Seinfeld

24 June 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The most-watched stand-up comedian ever is not Eddie Murphy, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, or Kevin Hart. It's not George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, or Woody Allen. It's Jerry Seinfeld: No, not Jerry Seinfeld the stand-up comedian who created Seinfeld, but Jerry Seinfeld, the fictional comedian on it. As the lead character on the most popular show on television, that comedian altered comedy by changing the relationship fans had with comedians, and what they expected from them. Seinfeld lands on Hulu today, when interest in stand-up and comedy is at all-time high — we are currently at the peak of a Second Comedy Boom, one that Jerry Seinfeld helped define and foster with Seinfeld and his documentary Comedian. “Millennials have a deeper connection to comedy than previous generations,” Chanon Cook, Comedy Central’s head of research, »

- Jesse David Fox

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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

22 June 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are »

- Andre Soares

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