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The Unforgettable Marilu Henner! 5 Things to Know About the DWTS Star

30 August 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over the course of her 40-plus years in Hollywood, Marilu Henner has worn many hats - chief among them, actress, producer, radio host, author and mom. But the 64-year-old red-headed beauty - best known for her role in the 1978 sitcom Taxi - is getting ready to add "ballroom dancer" to her list. Henner is one of the 13 season 23 contestants slated for a trip to the ballroom on ABC's Dancing with the Stars - partnered with returning pro Derek Hough. Here are 5 things to know about her. 1. She has an unforgettable mind. Most people can barely remember what they did last week, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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The Unforgettable Marilu Henner! 5 Things to Know About the DWTS Star

30 August 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Over the course of her 40-plus years in Hollywood, Marilu Henner has worn many hats - chief among them, actress, producer, radio host, author and mom. But the 64-year-old red-headed beauty - best known for her role in the 1978 sitcom Taxi - is getting ready to add "ballroom dancer" to her list. Henner is one of the 13 season 23 contestants slated for a trip to the ballroom on ABC's Dancing with the Stars - partnered with returning pro Derek Hough. Here are 5 things to know about her. 1. She has an unforgettable mind. Most people can barely remember what they did last week, »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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‘Mother’s Day’ Writer Anya Kochoff Romano to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Camp Pow Wow’

29 August 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anya Kochoff Romano, the screenwriter of “Mother’s Day” and “Monster-in-Law,” will make her directorial debut on the ensemble comedy “Camp Pow Wow,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Kochoff Romano will direct from her own script for Phoenix Rising Pictures, formed by Howard Burd, one of the producers of “Mother’s Day.” Bund will produce with Russell Hollander.

“Camp Pow Wow” centers on five backstabbing and vengeful office workers forced to endure each other’s company at a sleep-away camp for adults for the week.

Bund helped put together the financing for “Mother’s Day” and for “Criminal Activities,” starring John Travolta.

“Mother’s Day” was directed by Garry Marshall in his last directional gig before his death. The ensemble cast included Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant, Britt Robertson, Héctor Elizondo, and Jack Whitehall. The Open Road film grossed $32 million at the domestic box office.

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- Dave McNary

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Episode 175 – Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night

29 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee, Trevor Berrett, and Arik Devens to discuss Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night.

About the film:

After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet AnderssonSmiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

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- Scott Nye

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Film Festival Roundup: Hamptons Announces Signature Programs, Raindance Unveils Slate And More

25 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

– The Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) has announced some of the Signature Programs for its 24th edition. Hiff announced a selection of films that will screen as part of the returning Conflict & Resolution and Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights programs. Hiff will also launch Air, Land, & Sea, a brand new section of the festival that focuses on global issues of environmental conservation, clean water, and the integrity of our planet’s natural resources, with an ocean-centric focus.

“Our Signature Programs help to elevate the content of the festival’s programming with films that continue to provide audiences with thought provoking material,” said David Nugent, Hiff Artistic Director. “Our hope with Air, Land, and Sea is for the festival to embrace the global discussion on environmental issues, and build »

- Kate Erbland

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Chloe Grace Moretz, Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell to Be Honored at Napa Valley Film Festival

25 August 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chloe Grace Moretz, Zoey Deutch, and Glen Powell will be feted during the sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival on Nov. 10. More honorees will be announced in September.

As part of the celebrity tributes, Zoey Deutch of the upcoming “Why Him? and this year’s “Everybody Wants Some” will be honored along with her “Everybody Wants Some” co-star Glen Powell as the Domaine Chandon Rising Stars. Chloe Grace Moretz, who starred in “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The Equalizer,” will be nab the Raymond Vineyards Trailblazer Tribute.

“We are thrilled to share our hospitality, food, wine, and our appreciative film-loving audiences with these fantastic actors,” said Nvff co-founder and director Brenda Lhormer. “Chloe was an easy choice as our Trailblazer. She impresses us with the risks she takes and her positive maverick mentality. Zoey and Glen are on their way to greatness and epitomize Rising Stars. We look forward to »

- Maria Cavassuto

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[Watch] John Krasinski, James Corden Hilariously Parody ‘Pulp Fiction’

25 August 2016 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta playing “Pulp Fiction’s” gun-toting gangsters Jules and Vincent.

But according to a new mockumentary, the roles originally went to James Corden and John Krasinski. Unfortunately, the duo were cut because they kept confusing their lines with lyrics from Coolio’s “Gansters Paradise.”

In addition to “Pulp Fiction,” Corden and Krasinski were also dropped from “Gone With the Wind,” “A Few Good Men,” and the recent “Into the Woods” (especially painful for Krasinski, as he was replaced by wife Emily Blunt).

Check outThe Late Late Show” sketch below (Corden and Krasinski oddly Both sport long Vincent Vega wigs, but that’s neither here nor there).

Of course, in real life, neither has any trouble landing roles.

In addition to “The Late Late Show,” Corden recently hosted the Tonys.

Krasinski played a Navy Seal in 2015’s “13 Hours” and stars in/directs the upcoming »

- Lawrence Yee

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James Corden and John Krasinski Reveal Unseen Footage of Their Roles in A Few Good Men, Pulp Fiction and More

25 August 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Before there was Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, Samuel Jackson and John Travolta, Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise—there was James Corden and John Krasinski. According to a newly surfaced documentary starring the two comics, James and John have a history of making movies together and then getting booted from their roles.  "Not a lot of people know this—we've worked together a lot," Corden told the crowd on The Late Late Show Wednesday night. "For one reason or another, it just hasn't worked out and, in fact, we worked together so many times a couple of years ago, they actually made a short documentary about how hard of a time we as a pair had »

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Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to star in Get Shorty TV series

24 August 2016 10:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) are in final talks with Epix about joining its upcoming Get Shorty TV adaptation.

The 10-episode hourlong is described as a “reimagining” of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 novel, which was brought to the big screen in 1995, with Barry Sonnenfeld directing a cast that included John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo.

The series “centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano would play Rick, a washed up producer of low quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.”

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- Gary Collinson

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10-Episode Get Shorty TV Series In The Works For Epix

24 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It certainly seems to be a thing nowadays to take older properties and turn into hour-long TV shows. It's happening with Shooter, Rush Hour, The Departed, and a handful of other properties.

The trend seems to be continuing, as actors Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are in the process of signing on to lead the 10-episode series Get Shorty, based on the famous Elmore Leonard book of the same name.

While the book is indeed quite famous, chances are that if you recognize the title, it's from the 1995 film, which stars John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo. Heck, the movie did well enough that studios thought it was worth it to produce the sequel Be Cool, which -- as a sidenote -- was one of Dwayne Johnson's earlier roles. But I digress.

This new series is to be written by Davey Holmes, who has served as »

- Joseph Medina

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Get Shorty: Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd Poised to Star in Epix TV Series

23 August 2016 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ray Romano and Chris O' Dowd are teaming up. Deadline reports the two actors are finalizing deals to star in the upcoming Epix series Get Shorty.Based on the Elmore Leonard novel, the comedy thriller "centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film." The novel was adapted into a 1995 film starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, and Gene Hackman.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Get Shorty’: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Cast in Epix’s TV Adaptation of the Crime Drama

23 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Another day, another news item related to a TV show based on a movie: Epix has announced that Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd will star in its small-screen “Get Shorty” reboot. The 1995 film, itself an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel published five years earlier, starred John Travolta and Gene Hackman and made $115 million at the box office.

Read More: Elmore Leonard’s ‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted for Television by Epix

O’Dowd will play Miles Daly, an enforcer for a criminal syndicate in Nevada who attempts to launder money through Hollywood by becoming a producer; Romano is set to star opposite O’Dowd as Rick, a producer whose failing career trajectory tk. Romano, still best known for his starring role on the long-running sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is coming off a recent turn in “Vinyl” and career-best work in “Parenthood.”

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- Michael Nordine

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Chris O’Dowd is the new John Travolta in ‘Get Shorty’ TV Series

23 August 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Get Shorty TV series on the way: Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano to lead the cast.

More on the Get Shorty TV series news below.

No sooner have we posted news of a new TV series based on the hit 2006 Oscar-winner The Departed, news reaches Thn that Chris O’Dowd is all set to lead a new small-screen version of Elmore Leonard’s book Get Shorty.

Get Shorty was famously turned into a 1990s John Travolta vehicle, to huge acclaim, and now Deadline report that a TV version is on its way, to air on Epix. Chris O’Dowd will play the role originally played by Travolta in the Barry Sonnenfeld directed feature, though will be called Miles Daly (not Chili Palmer), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada.

Deadline adds that ‘for the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, »

- Paul Heath

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‘Get Shorty’: Chris O’Dowd & Ray Romano Poised To Star In Epix Series

23 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chris O’Dowd is finalizing a deal and Ray Romano is in negotiations to topline Get Shorty, Epix’s 10-episode original series from MGM TV. The hourlong dark comedy is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 bestselling thriller comedy novel previously adapted by MGM with Barry Sonnefeld's 1995 feature starring John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo. Written by Davey Holmes, Get Shorty centers on Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous… »

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Welcome to the Emmy Club, Limited Series Actors!

23 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

These nine men and women have all earned their first Emmy Award nominations, from John Travolta to Kirsten Dunst! Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or MovieTom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager” Twitter: @twhiddleston Hometown: Westminster, london Representation: William Morris EndeavorHiddleston’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art training equipped him well to play in the fantasy world of his breakout role as Loki in “Thor.” Now John le Carré’s thriller has led to his first Emmy nomination. Playing a former military man who’s unsatisfied with the mundane life of a hotel night manager, he’s asked to infiltrate an international arms dealing ring and becomes immersed in the crime world. Opposite co-stars and fellow nominees Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, Hiddleston electrifies as the mole. Cuba Gooding Jr., “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” Twitter: @cubagoodingjr Hometown: The Bronx, New York Representation: ICM PartnersGooding had »

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The Fovc Guide To The Drive-in Movie Part 3: Drive-in Movie Movies

21 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

11 Drive-in Movie Movies (in alphabetical order):

Blue Thunder (1983) One key sequence in this thriller about a high-tech urban surveillance helicopter is staged (during the daylight hours) at the Pickwick Drive-in in Burbank, California, which was razed in 1990. The Pickwick, due to its proximity to the local movie studios, hosted many movie premieres, most famously that of Blazing Saddles in 1974, for which everyone in attendance was on horseback.

Brokeback Mountain (2005) In one scene after his return from Brokeback Mountain, Ennis (Heath Ledger) takes his wife Alma (Michelle Williams) on a date to a drive-in movie theater, which is lovingly (if briefly) recreated in the film. And it’s a very effective moment of movie magic too—the scene wasn’t filmed at a drive-in at all, but instead a converted softball field in Alberta, Canada.

Cars (2006) During the end credits, the cars are shown at the drive-in cinema enjoying parodies »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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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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‘Fargo’ or ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’? You Have to Pick a Side: IndieWire Emmys Endorsements (Limited Series)

18 August 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Limited Series

American Crime

Fargo

The Night Manager

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Roots

IndieWire’s Vote: “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

As the great Ed Harris once said, “You gotta take a side.” And this year, you’ve got to choose between “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo.” Sure, “The Night Manager” was a solid throwback thriller and “Roots” justified its reimagining with one helluva run (while “American Crime” remains a dangerously misguided acting exercise), but these two standout entries would be easy choices if they weren’t competing against each other. Noah Hawley’s second season was even bolder than his first, but we’ve got to stick with our TCA pals and back “The People.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s anthology did what many deemed impossible by making O.J. relevant again, and the craft applied to »

- Ben Travers

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‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Emmys 2016: How the Editing Helped Humanize the Drama Frontrunner

17 August 2016 3:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Editor Adam Penn had no idea what to expect when he hired on to FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” To him, “The Trial of the Century” was a caricatured media circus. But he trusted director Ryan Murphy after collaborating on several series, most recently “American Horror Story.” The experience not only earned him an Emmy nom for the pilot (“From the Ashes of Tragedy”), but was also a revelation concerning the personal lives of these larger than life players.

“The biggest challenge was taking people that everybody’s familiar with and reshaping it a little bit so you’re not necessarily thinking Cuba Gooding Jr., you’re thinking O.J.,” said Penn, who splits his time as a screenwriter and co-producer on another buzzy Emmy series, “Mr. Robot.”

So Penn stood back and got out of the way of the performances and camera movement and relied on invisible cutting. »

- Bill Desowitz

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