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Burt Reynolds plays an aging actor in The Last Movie Star trailer

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In The Last Movie Star, Burt Reynolds plays Vic Edwards, a Hollywood star who moved from college football legend to stunt double to a popular leading man, but in the twilight of his years, Edwards has found that his star has faded considerable. After being convinced to accept a lifetime achievement award from the International Nashville Film Festival by his friend Sonny (Chevy Chase), who tells him... Read More...
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Charming Trailer For Burt Reynolds' New Film The Last Movie Star

I don't remember the last time I saw Burt Reynolds in a movie, but he's got a fantastic looking film coming out called The Last Movie Star and today we have a first trailer to share with you. I've always liked Burt Reynolds and this looks like a solid comeback kind of role for him! The movie also stars Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine, Kick-Ass 2).

In the film, Reynolds plays an aging actor named Vic Edwards who was very popular in his earlier career. He was a college football player, then a stunt double and then a leading man. He heads to Nashville (after getting advice from a friend played by Chevy Chase) to get a lifetime achievement award. Instead of being given a hotel suite and pampered, he finds that it’s a low budget festival put on locally and that he
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Burt Reynolds is 'The Last Movie Star' in Official Trailer for A24 Drama

"You are the only one stupid enough to show up..." Brutally honest line. A24 has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled The Last Movie Star, from writer/director Adam Rifkin. The film stars acting legend Burt Reynolds as acting legend Vic Edwards, an aging movie star who no longer has the same fame he once had. He's invited to a tiny, two-bit film festival in Nashville, and befriends his driver, who reminds him there's more to life than just being famous. The full cast includes Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Nikki Blonsky, Kathleen Nolan, as well as Chevy Chase. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, but like most Tribeca films, we've never heard of it before now. I'd rather recommend watching The Hero with Sam Elliott instead, both pretty much have the same plot, though The Hero is actually quite good. Here's the first official
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Trailer for The Last Movie Star featuring Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase

Ahead of its release next month, A24 films has released a new trailer for writer-director Adam Rifkin’s upcoming drama The Last Movie Star. Previously titled Dog Days, it made its world premiere last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, receiving positive reviews from critics. The film sees Burt Reynolds leading a cast that includes Chevy Chase, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Ellar Coltrane, Nikki Blonsky; watch it here…

Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now, in his eighties, he’s convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

The Last Movie Star is set for release on March 30th.

The post Trailer
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Tina Fey at WGA Awards: ‘We Never Made Anyone Who Worked for Us Look at Our Genitals’

Tina Fey at WGA Awards: ‘We Never Made Anyone Who Worked for Us Look at Our Genitals’
Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were feted Sunday night at the East Coast edition of the Writers Guild Awards. True to form, Fey went right to the heart of why the longtime collaborators, who first met as writers on “Saturday Night Live” and steered “30 Rock,” were chosen to receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence.

“If you have a meeting with Robert, when you get there he will never be just getting out of the shower,” Fey said. “That is just how low the bar is now. We never made anyone who worked for us look at our genitals.”

The two joked about having to “contractually thank Lorne Michaels” for boosting their careers. “Lorne has only given us everything,” Fey said.

After receiving the trophies from “30 Rock” alums Tracy Morgan and Rachel Dratch, Carlock heaped praise on his longtime partner, noting the significance of her contributions to pop culture.

“Tina Fey should
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House of Cards, The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Passes Away At 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey has passed away at the age of 59, possibly from lung cancer. Cathey was born in Huntsville, Alabama on August 18, 1958. He spent much of his childhood in West Germany before returning to America and studying theater at both The University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama. Cathey’s career began on the series Square One, a mathematics based educational children’s show. He was the announcer for most of the game shows that were incorporated into the series. He followed with more traditional acting roles, making his film debut as a reporter in the Chevy Chase comedy Funny Farm.
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Love, Gilda to open Tribeca by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-02-06 22:23:19

Love, Gilda will open Tribeca Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will open its 17th edition with the world premiere of documentary Love, Gilda on April 18.

The film, which is the feature debut of director Lisa D'Apolito, celebrates the life and work of comedian Gilda Radner. A trailblazer for female comedians, her impact on the entertainment industry has endured almost four decades.

The festival say the film is "a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice". The pres release adds: "It weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including: Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; SNL original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL
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Love, Gilda to open Tribeca by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-02-06 22:23:19

Love, Gilda will open Tribeca Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced it will open its 17th edition with the world premiere of documentary Love, Gilda on April 18.

The film, which is the feature debut of director Lisa D'Apolito, celebrates the life and work of comedian Gilda Radner. A trailblazer for female comedians, her impact on the entertainment industry has endured almost four decades.

The festival say the film is "a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice". The pres release adds: "It weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including: Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; SNL original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels (SNL creator and producer), Alan Zweibel (SNL
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Gilda Radner Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Love, Gilda, a new documentary about Gilda Radner, the beloved comedian and an original Saturday Night Live cast member, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 18th. 

"As a festival that has always supported women's voices and is largely run by women, we are incredibly proud to celebrate the inimitable voice of Gilda during the opening night of our Festival," Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival, said in a statement. "Gilda Radner was a comedic force-of-nature who opened doors and thrilled audiences while
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival will launch its 17th edition with the world premiere of the Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda” on April 18.

CNN Films is presenting “Love, Gilda,” which will screen at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures. It’s directed and produced by Lisa D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate.

The film is told in Radner’s own words. It weaves together audiotapes, home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “Saturday Night Live” original cast members Chevy Chase and Laraine Newman, and original music director Paul Shaffer; as well as “SNL” creator and producer Lorne Michaels, “SNL” writer Alan Zweibel, composer Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander, and longtime friend Martin Short.

Radner was as an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” from
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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival

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Gilda Radner Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’ to Open Tribeca Film Festival
Director Lisa D’Apolito’s “Love, Gilda,”a feature-length documentary about the late comedian Gilda Radner, will open the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday. The film weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong; “SNL” original cast members Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, and Paul Shaffer; as well as Lorne Michaels, Alan Zweibel, Stephen Schwartz, Second City CEO Andrew Alexander and long-time friend and actor Martin Short. The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by At&T, will kick off on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with...
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Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’

Tribeca Film Festival Set to Open With Gilda Radner-Focused Documentary ‘Love, Gilda’
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will open with an appropriately New York City-centric film: Lisa D’Apolito’s fully authorized Gilda Radner documentary “Love, Gilda,” billed as an “intimate portrait” of the beloved comedy legend and original “Saturday Night Live” star. The film’s world premiere will open the festival on Wednesday, April 18 with an opening night event at the Beacon Theatre. This year’s festival runs April 18 – 29.

The film is directed and produced by D’Apolito with the support of the Gilda Radner estate, and the festival touts it as “a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own words and in her own voice.” Radner passed away from cancer in 1989.

The new documentary includes audiotapes, rare home movies, and diary entries from Radner herself, along with interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Cecily Strong, Chevy Chase,
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Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will open with a world-premiere screening of the Gilda Radner documentary Love, Gilda, it was announced Tuesday.

The CNN Films feature, directed and produced by Lisa D'Apolito, offers an intimate look at the late Saturday Night Live star, who was an Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian. The doc, made with support from Radner's estate, tells her story through audiotapes, home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including longtime friend Martin Short; SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels; SNL alums Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Hader, Amy...
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Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival

Tribeca: Gilda Radner Doc to Open 2018 Festival
The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will open with a world-premiere screening of the Gilda Radner documentary Love, Gilda, it was announced Tuesday.

The CNN Films feature, directed and produced by Lisa D'Apolito, offers an intimate look at the late Saturday Night Live star, who was an Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian. The doc, made with support from Radner's estate, tells her story through audiotapes, home movies, diary entries and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her, including longtime friend Martin Short; SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels; SNL alums Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Hader, Amy...
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Tribeca 2018 announces opening night selection

Festival set to run in New York City from April 18-29.

The world premiere of Love, Gilda will open the 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, festival brass announced on Tuesday (February 6).

The CNN Films documentary follows the career and impact of Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Gilda Radner and is produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures.

Radner was an original cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) who famously poked fun at television presenter stereotypes. She was married to Gene Wilder until her death from ovarian cancer in 1989 at the age of 42.

Director Lisa D’Apolito uses audiotapes, home movies, diary entries, and interviews with those who knew Radner, among them SNL alumni Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong. Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer, and Lorne Michaels also feature in the documentary. Submarine handles sales.

“As a festival that has always supported women’s voices and is largely
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4 Facts About National Lampoon Cofounder Doug Kenney

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, an inside look at the life of Doug Kenney, made its debut on Netflix on Jan. 26. Doug, played by comedian Will Forte, was the cofounder of National Lampoon magazine and was responsible for changing the trajectory of humor on the big screen. He was hailed as a comedic genius, carving out a permanent place for dark comedy and satire in the 1970s and 1980s in a way that still resonates today. As shown in the film, Kenney blazed the path for his contemporaries, many of whom eventually ended up on Saturday Night Live. While you may not have been familiar with Kenney by name, you've definitely benefited from his legacy. 1. Doug cofounded National Lampoon in 1970. While in college, he served as the editor of The Harvard Lampoon. Along with friends Henry Beard and Rob Hoffman, he was already writing parodies of other magazines and stories,
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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]

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Sad! Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is Not best ‘Saturday Night Live’ president of all time, so who is? [Poll Results]
Alec Baldwin‘s impression of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” may be good enough for the Emmys, but it’s not good enough for our readers. In our recent “SNL” poll, Baldwin’s tweeter-in-chief was named the second best presidential performance of all time, behind — you guessed it — Will Ferrell as George W. Bush. Ferrell returned to Studio 8H this weekend and brought back his bumbling Dubya to great fanfare, so the fact that he was fresh in our readers’ minds probably didn’t hurt. Do you agree that Ferrell’s Bush is the best “SNL” Potus ever? Give us your thoughts down in the comments section.

Since its premiere in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, beginning with Chevy Chase‘s take on Gerald Ford. The current President Trump has been taken on by a plethora of performers over the years,
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Which ‘Saturday Night Live’ presidential performance gets Your vote? Alec Baldwin as Trump, Will Ferrell as Bush … [Poll]

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Live from New York, it’s … the President of the United States! Since its creation in 1975 NBC’s “Saturday Night Light” has made waves by skewering the current sitting Potus, from Chevy Chase‘s Gerald Ford to Alec Baldwin‘s Donald Trump. Of all the “SNL” presidential performances through the decades, which one gets Your vote? Give us your thoughts by voting down in our poll below.

Some presidents were played by several different cast members over the years — for example, Trump has been taken on by Baldwin, Darrell Hammond, Taran Killam and even Leslie Jones. So in our poll we’ve narrowed down each president to his most iconic performance.

Baldwin won an Emmy in 2017 for playing the nation’s current tweeter-in-chief. Most of his sketches were opposite two-time Emmy champ Kate McKinnon who portrayed many political figures including Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions, Elizabeth Warren, Betsy DeVos and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Sundance Review: A Futile And Stupid Gesture Hilariously Tells The Story of National Lampoon

The National Lampoon magazine was a little before my time. My introduction to the National Lampoon brand was the classic Chevy Chase comedy Vacation. That was one of the funniest damn films I had ever seen! After that, I got around to seeing Animal House and Caddyshack, which were so great! To this day I still enjoy watching these films because they never fail at making me laugh.

Director David Wain’s (Wet Hot American Summer) new film A Futile and Stupid Gesture gives us a fantastically funny and meta look at the early days of National Lampoon and tells the story of how it was all started by Doug Kenny, who is fantastically played by Will Forte and Henry Beard, was wonderfully played by Domhnall Gleeson. It also highlights the insane experiences they had while building this comedy empire.

The movie is based on Josh Karp’s book of
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Movie Review – A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, 2018.

Directed by David Wain.

Starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, Josh Gemberling, Matt Walsh, Rick Glassman, Jon Daly, and Seth Green.

Synopsis:

In the 1970s and ’80s, National Lampoon’s success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Doug Kenney.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, adapted from Josh Karp’s 2006 book about the rise and fall of legendary comedy outfit National Lampoon, above all else can’t be faulted for its affectionate approach to its subject matter. While Lampoon die-hards won’t learn much new, those with only a cursory knowledge of the publication’s history should find plenty to enjoy here.

Director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models) is certainly a game choice to tackle the material, given the distinctly Lampoon-esque tone of much of his comedy work, resulting
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