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75 years on, why Bugs Bunny deserves more credit

27 July 2015 3:39 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Bugs Bunny officially turns 75 today. The snickering rabbit made his first credited appearance in Tex Avery's 1940 animated short "A Wild Hare," and he remains a cultural icon three quarters of a century later. Here's why he could still use more respect.  1. He's an Academy Award winner. Not only was Bugs Oscar-nominated for his official debut in "A Wild Hare," but he picked up an Academy Award for 1958's "Knighty Knight Bugs" in the category of Best Cartoon Short Subject. Look, he even received it from Tony Curtis and his first wife (of six) Janet Leigh. 2. He stars in one of the great sports video games of the '90s. The Super Nintendo gave us plenty of classic sports games, including John Madden's football cartridges and the yearly NBA/NHL/Mlb releases. "Looney Tunes B-Ball," meanwhile, was one of the few fantastic video games not associated with a major sports organization. »

- Louis Virtel

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 3: After 'The Excitement of Release,' the Sweet Smell of Success

26 July 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Previously: Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 2: If 'Three's a Crowd," Four Spells Trouble The Syllabus "From now on, the best of everything is good enough for me," man-on-the-make Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) boasts in Alexander Mackendrick's acidly beautiful portrait of the Manhattan media elite, "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), and though Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) may lack Falco's flashy manner, he expresses his ambition in much the same terms. "It's not enough," he tells Virginia (Lizzy Caplan) near the end of "The Excitement of Release," balking at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's offer to fund the pair's future research in return for their "seal of approval." With glowing reviews, strong sales, and several prospective investors—in addition to mountains of hate mail and a member of the Committee for Decency's warning that "Hell is a real place"—"Human Sexual Response"...

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- Matt Brennan

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 3: After 'The Excitement of Release,' the Sweet Smell of Success

26 July 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Previously: Review: 'Masters of Sex' Season 3, Episode 2: If 'Three's a Crowd," Four Spells Trouble The Syllabus "From now on, the best of everything is good enough for me," man-on-the-make Sidney Falco (Tony Curtis) boasts in Alexander Mackendrick's acidly beautiful portrait of the Manhattan media elite, "Sweet Smell of Success" (1957), and though Bill Masters (Michael Sheen) may lack Falco's flashy manner, he expresses his ambition in much the same terms. "It's not enough," he tells Virginia (Lizzy Caplan) near the end of "The Excitement of Release," balking at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's offer to fund the pair's future research in return for their "seal of approval." With glowing reviews, strong sales, and several prospective investors—in addition to mountains of hate mail and a member of the Committee for Decency's warning that "Hell is a real place"—"Human Sexual Response" »

- Matt Brennan

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Spartacus: Restored Edition Coming To Blu-ray On October 6, 2015

24 July 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The ultimate gladiator action blockbuster, Spartacus returns in an all-new fully restored Blu-ray™ with Digital HD on October 6, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Starring film legend Kirk Douglas as the defiant slave-turned-revolutionary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and written by Oscar-winner Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, The Brave One), Spartacus: Restored Edition celebrates the film’s 55th anniversary with a new extensive restoration of the 1991 reconstructed version of the film which features 12 additional minutes of footage.

The highly anticipated Blu-ray also includes two all-new bonus featurettes including a brand new interview with screen legend Kirk Douglas plus 7.1 audio for the first time ever.

The genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. Newly restored from large format 35mm original film elements, the action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards, »

- Michelle McCue

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BoJack Horseman Season 2 Episode 4 Review – ‘After The Party’

24 July 2015 2:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jackson Ball reviews the fourth episode of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman season 2…

Relationships of all shapes and varieties are put under the microscope in this episode. BoJack (Will Arnett) struggles to adjust to his blossoming romance with Wanda (Lisa Kudrow), while married life isn’t all it cracked up to be for Diane (Alison Brie) and Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F Tompkins).

Spoiler Ahead – You Have Been Warned!

‘After the Party’ is an early indication of how the dynamic between the show’s core characters has changed since Season 1. Three different couples are put in the spotlight here, all of whom suffer through a heated argument before the credits roll.

It all kicks off at Diane’s surprise birthday party, arranged by her husband Mr. Peanutbutter. The married couple explodes into a huge screaming match over the seemingly mundane subject of whether or not the actor Tony Curtis was still alive »

- Jackson Ball

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Progressive social activist, 'The Sound of Music' Broadway Star, and Oscar-Nominated Actor Bikel Dead at 91

22 July 2015 7:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage, »

- Andre Soares

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dead at 91

21 July 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Theodore Bikel, the Oscar- and Tony-nominated actor and folk singer, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Bikel died at UCLA Medical Center, his publicist Harlan Boll announced. He earned an Oscar nomination in 1960 for his role in “The Defiant Ones,” starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. Also Read: Alex Rocco, Actor in 'The Godfather,' Dead at 79 He also originated the role of Captain Georg von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and for playing Tevye in thousands of onstage performances of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” He made his first appearance as Tevye in. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91

21 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” onstage in thousands of performances, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.

To some, he is best known for his 1990 appearance on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the Russian adopted father of the Klingon Worf.

Bikel did his first bigscreen work in John Huston’s 1951 classic “The African Queen” and Huston’s “Moulin Rouge.” After acting in a series of English films, he did supporting work in two high-profile pics in 1957: historical epic “The Pride and the Passion,” starring Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren, and “The Enemy Below,” a WWII submarine thriller starring Robert Mitchum.

He often played Germans or Russians — in his autobiography, Bikel said that his facility with accents resulted in »

- Carmel Dagan

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Theodore Bikel, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 91

21 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar- and Tony-nominated character actor and folk singer Theodore Bikel, who originated the role of Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on Broadway and starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” onstage in thousands of performances, died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 91.

In a statement Tuesday, Actors’ Equity Association said it “mourns the passing of our dear friend, our brother and former President Theo Bikel. From the time he joined Equity in 1954, Bikel has been an advocate for the members of our union and his extraordinary achievements paved the way for so many. No one loved theater more, his union better or cherished actors like Theo did. He has left an indelible mark on generation of members past and generations of members to come. We thank you, Theo, for all you have done.”

To some, he is best known for his 1990 appearance on “Star Trek: The Next Generation »

- Carmel Dagan

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From Clueless to Pulp Fiction, 10 of the best and worst dates on film

21 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Seeing a movie is usually a pretty safe bet for a first date. But what about the people in the movie that are going on dates themselves? They’re either having the best date of their lives or the worst, so your own date will almost definitely lie somewhere in the middle.

We’ve compiled some of the best and worst movie dates in honour of the release of TrainwreckJudd Apatow’s latest stars Amy Schumer as a woman afraid of commitment until Bill Hader proves he might just be the one. Trainwreck also stars LeBron JamesTilda Swinton, and Brie Larson.

Catch Trainwreck in Cineplex theatres on July 17th, and see if your favourite movie date made it onto our list!

 

Good: Before Sunrise (1995)

Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy partake in a feature-length first date in Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise. The two twenty-somethings, Jesse (Hawke) and Céline »

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Karlovy Vary Festival President Jiri Bartoska Looks Back on Early Acting Career

17 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star of stage, screen and TV for five decades in the Czech Republic, Jiri Bartoska is best known outside his home country as president of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which wrapped its 50th edition July 11. Bartoska, 68, has overseen the fest since its privatization a little over 20 years ago. But long before that,Variety noted his presence in Frantisek Vlacil’s “Shadows of a Hot Summer,” which took top honors at Karlovy Vary in 1978.

What were things like for Czech actors in 1978?

There was a different situation for theater actors and film actors. Theater actors did classic repertoire. At that time, the theater filled in for all the media outlets, which were entirely at the service of the regime. It was usually sold out, because people could compare their current situation with those classic scenes, and find truth in them. With film it was a bit different: Film was a »

- Steven Gaydos

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New 4K restoration Blu-ray release for Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus

16 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced a new Blu-ray release for Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 classic Spartacus, which will arrive on October 6th in the Us.

The film, which stars Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, has undergone a 4K restoration to give audiences a brand-new experience watching the film in the latest high-definition technology.

Spartacus, the genre-defining epic from director Stanley Kubrick, is the legendary tale of a bold gladiator (Kirk Douglas) who led a triumphant Roman slave revolt. Newly restored from large format 35Mm original film elements, the action-packed spectacle won four Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Featuring a cast of screen legends such as Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, John Gavin and Tony Curtis, this uncut and fully restored masterpiece is an inspirational true account of man’s eternal struggle for freedom. »

- Scott J. Davis

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The Adventures of Priscilla – five things you didn’t know about the Aussie hit

17 June 2015 1:09 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Pom-pom making prisoners, melting costumes and a cross-dressing Tony Curtis: the behind-the-scenes tales from the watershed movie on its 21st birthday

• Rewatching The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

In 1993, a low-budget feature film crew drove from Sydney to Alice Springs with a truck full of sensational costumes and a pink and lavender bus now considered a fixture of Australian cinema. The film they returned with would become a worldwide smash-hit and a watershed production for the Lgbt movement.

Writer-director Stephan Elliott’s inimitable The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a story about (as one character famously puts it) “a cock in a frock on a rock”. The film led to Academy award recognition for costume designers Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, who won Oscars in 1995 after budget restrictions turned them into the wardrobe world’s equivalent of MacGyver-like problem solvers. For example, Hugo Weaving »

- Luke Buckmaster

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Could the Ghostbusters receptionist be Chris Hemsworth's smartest role yet?

12 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Some might say the Australian actor is taking a risk by diverting from his destiny as Hollywood’s archetypal hunk. But Tony Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Channing Tatum all found success by challenging fans’ expectations

Why would a beefy 21st-century Hollywood behemoth such as Chris Hemsworth sign on to play a receptionist who works for a bunch for women? That’s the question presumably on less thoughtful observers’ lips today after the Australian star of the Thor and Avengers movies was revealed as the new nine to fiver at the offices of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, the all-female Ghostbusters team in Bridesmaids director Paul Feig’s much-hyped reboot.

We’ve seen him as a hammer-wielding, world-straddling Norse god, as an archetypal musclebound horror jock (in Joss Whedon’s clever slasher flick riff Cabin in the Woods) and as the fast-living, faster-driving British motor racing legend »

- Ben Child

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Quantum Leap: an episode roadmap for beginners

7 May 2015 2:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If Quantum Leap has always been on your 'to-watch' list but you've never had the time, here are a few suggestions to get you started...

Maps to TV shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you »

- louisamellor

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Writer-Director Norman Thaddeus Vane Dies at 86

3 May 2015 9:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Norman Thaddeus Vane, a writer-director behind such films as the 1983 cult horror film Frightmare and Club Life, a 1986 drama starring Tony Curtis, has died. He was 86. Vane died Saturday morning of heart failure at his home in Hollywood, according to his housemates, actor-producer John Makshanoff and Jeff Vella.    Vane also penned the screenplays for the Herman’s Hermits showcase Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) — co-starring his then-wife Sarah Caldwell, whom he married when she was 16 and he was about 38 — and Lola (1970), a Richard Donner

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- Sam Weisberg

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Why 1982 was the best year in film history

28 April 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. 1982 is the Best Movie Year Ever. How do I know this? Well, it's not just that it contains an absolutely perfect comedy with the name "My Favorite Year." It's that it contains so many different movies that you could consider the best ever of their particular type. In "E.T.," it has the best kids movie ever (and perhaps Steven Spielberg's best movie ever, depending on your preferred flavor of Spielberg). In "Tootsie," it has perhaps the best movie comedy ever (the AFI ranked "Some Like It Hot" one spot higher in its top 100 comedies list, but since this year also has "Victor/Victoria," I say you combine the two gender-benders to outmuscle Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis). In "Diner," it has the »

- Alan Sepinwall

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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

6 April 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district, »

- Movie Geeks

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"Some Like It Hot" Screening, Omaha, April 24

5 April 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

On Friday April 24th Omaha Film Historian Bruce Crawford will host his 36th tribute to classic films with a screening of the comedy classic, Some Like It Hot!

Special guest will be Kelly Curtis, daughter of  star Tony Curtis . Artist Nicolosi will once again have a commemorative U.S. Postal Envelope honoring the film, and will be unveiled at the event. 

Details: Friday April 24th, 7pm at the Joslyn Art Museum 2200 Dodge. St. Omaha Ne. 68102

Some Like It Hot was listed the #1 greatest film comedy of all time on the AFI "100 years, 100 Laughs" poll.

Tickets are $23 at all Omaha Hy Vee food stores customer service counters and go on sale beginning April 1st.

A benefit for the Omaha Parks Foundation for more information please call 402-926-8299

and www.omahafilmevent.com  »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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‘Sweet Smell of Success’ Blu-ray Review

30 March 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner, Jeff Donnell, Sam Levene, Joe Frisco, Barbara Nichols, Emile Meyer, Edith Atwater | Written by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman | Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

When it comes to Arrow and the releases they output I’ll always be a fan of the Arrow Video line because of my love of everything cult and horror.  A close second though has to be their Arrow Academy range, whereas the name suggest they give more of an education based on films from the past which deserve our attention just as much as any modern movie does.  Sweet Smell of Success is the latest release and gives an insight into one of the more unique Hollywood movies not only of its times in the fifties, but still remains just as good today.

When J.J. Hensecker (Burt Lancaster) a powerful New York newspaper columnist decides to come »

- Paul Metcalf

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