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Bud Yorkin, ‘Jeffersons’ and ‘All in the Family’ Director-Producer, Dies at 89

18 August 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Sons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89.

Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included “Love Hurts,” “Twice In A Lifetime,” “Arthur 2: On The Rocks,” “The Thief Who Came To Dinner” and “Inspector Clouseau.”

After working in the 1950s on numerous award-winning variety shows, he teamed with writer Lear in 1959 to form Tandem Productions, and made his film directing debut with “Come Blow Your Horn” starring Frank Sinatra. Yorkin had previously worked with Lear on such »

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Bud Yorkin, ‘Jeffersons’ and ‘All in the Family’ Director-Producer, Dies at 89

18 August 2015 6:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bud Yorkin, director of influential 1970s TV shows including “All In The Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons,” “Sanford and Sons” and “Diff’rent Strokes,” died Aug. 18 of natural causes at his home in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 89.

Yorkin played a pivotal role in developing some of the most popular series of the 1970s in partnership with Norman Lear at Tandem Productions. He was nominated for three Emmys and worked on TV series that won 25 Emmys and 10 Golden Globes. His feature film directing credits included “Love Hurts,” “Twice In A Lifetime,” “Arthur 2: On The Rocks,” “The Thief Who Came To Dinner” and “Inspector Clouseau.”

After working in the 1950s on numerous award-winning variety shows, he teamed with writer Lear in 1959 to form Tandem Productions, and made his film directing debut with “Come Blow Your Horn” starring Frank Sinatra. Yorkin had previously worked with Lear on such »

- Pat Saperstein

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The Week in Movies – Fantastic Four, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Toy Story 4, Baywatch!

17 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – mainly the continuing failiure of Fantastic Four, a bunch of Star Wars Universe news, the plot of Toy Story 4 and the latest casting in the Baywatch movie…

The below is excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday (a whole day ahead of everyone else!), along with a digest of the week’s best trailers, articles, exclusive competitions and online streaming picks.

This week has sadly marked the passing of two Hollywood talents – Uggie the Dog, the playful pooch who delighted so many in 2012 Best Picture winner The Artist; and Josh Trank’s studio career.

The quality of Fantastic Four 2015 and Uggie’s death were in no way related.

The not-so-fantastic news keeps a-coming. Allegedly, Twentieth Century Fox nearly fired Trank just days before shooting began, but decided »

- Oli Davis

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Rumour: Steven Spielberg looking to coax Gene Wilder out of retirement for The Bfg

11 August 2015 10:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Aint It Cool News, director Steven Spielberg is looking to coax Gene Wilder out of retirement for a role in one of his upcoming films.

According to the site, their source claims that Wilder is wanted to lend his voice to The Bfg, which would be his second Roald Dahl project after the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They also speculate that the role could be that of James Halliday in the recently-confirmed adaptation of Ready Player One.

Wilder officially retired from the screen in 2008, while he last appearance came in 2003 with a guest role in Will & Grace. Although he’d appeared in a few TV movies and the short-lived sitcom Something Wilder, his last big screen outing came in 1991 when he starred alongsdie Richard Pryor in Another You.

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Steven Spielberg Wants Gene Wilder Out of Retirement, Likely for 'Ready Player One'

11 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Gene Wilder has many fans, but few have the same power as Steven Spielberg. With a 2003 episode of "Will and Grace" serving as the Blazing Saddles actor's last credit, the 82-year-old Wilder retains a low profile inside his retirement. When he's not slamming Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or attending premieres for Broadway's "Young Frankenstein," he keeps himself away from the public spotlight and writes books to stay preoccupied in his final years. Although, if the Bridges of Spies director has his way, that will soon change. New reports suggest Spielberg and Wilder have met in regards to a role in one of the former's multiple movies in-the-works. Which film -- and what part he'd play if he agreed -- is uncertain, but with October 16's film in the can, it has to be either a voice role in next summer's The Bfg, which is already in post-production, »

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Will Gene Wilder come out of retirement for upcoming Steven Spielberg movie?

11 August 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Although Gene Wilder never officially retired from acting, the 82 year-old hasn't appeared on the big or small screen since his guest appearances on NBC's Will & Grace. However, the rumor is Steven Spielberg might be trying to convince the actor to come out of retirement. Sources tell AICN that Wilder is being courted by Spielberg for one of his upcoming movies, saying... Read More »

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Win Tickets To August Retro Night Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory This Thursday, August 13

11 August 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their August Retro Night on Thursday, August 13. They are showing the classic film, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.

Roger Ebert said, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since “The Wizard of Oz.” It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.”

Gene Wilder (“Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein”) stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize — if they can resist temptation.

The delightful musical score »

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Rumor: Steven Spielberg Trying to Convince Gene Wilder to Un-Retire

11 August 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Gene Wilder hasn’t been seen onscreen since an Emmy-winning guest spot on Will & Grace in 2003, and in 2008 he publicly announced his retirement. He’s said he’d be willing to return for Mel Brooks, but otherwise it’d probably take something huge to get him to un-retire. Like, perhaps… a Steven Spielberg movie? Rumor has it […]

The post Rumor: Steven Spielberg Trying to Convince Gene Wilder to Un-Retire appeared first on /Film. »

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Steven Spielberg Trying To Bring Gene Wilder Out Of Retirement

11 August 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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We’re turning to the rumour mill here, but I promise, it’s a biggie.

Quint at Ain’t It Cool has uncovered sources that suggest director Steven Spielberg is trying to coax the legendary comic Gene Wilder out of retirement. As we discussed last week, Spielberg has a slew of projects on the go, but if this rumour is true, he clearly feels Wilder is a perfect fit for one of them.

Wilder who hasn’t acted professionally since a 2003 episode of Will & Grace (oh, the ignominy!), is probably best known for his iconic take on Willy Wonka in 1971’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He has numerous other classic credits to his name though, and was famed for his working relationships with Mel Brooks and the irreplaceable Richard Pryor.

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Gene Wilder linked with Spielberg's Ready Player One

10 August 2015 11:02 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Could Gene Wilder be coaxed out of retirement for a new Steven Spielberg movie?

Rumour of the day? Well, it's not a bad one. It was confirmed last week that Steven Spielberg is pressing ahead with directing the film of Ernest Cline's book, Ready Player One. Furthermore, Warner Bros and DreamWorks have scheduled the film for a 2017 release.

It's now being reported that the director is trying to persuade actor Gene Wilder to come out of retirement to play a role in one of his upcoming movies. And Ready Player One may be the project concerned, with the idea presumably being that Wilder would take on the role of James Halliday, the creator of the story's virtual universe.

Either that, or Spielberg wants him to voice The Bfg in his upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's book of the same name.

The source of the rumour is Ain't It Cool News, »

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Can Steven Spielberg Bring Gene Wilder Out of Retirement?

10 August 2015 6:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that director Steven Spielberg's next project, the adaptation Ready Player One, has a 2017 release date intact, many fans of the beloved Ernest Cline novel are wondering who the filmmaker will get to star. Ain't It Cool News has a very interesting rumor that claims the filmmaker is trying to coax the legendary Gene Wilder out of retirement for one of his upcoming projects, which could either be Ready Player One or his animated adaptation The Bfg. It isn't known if Gene Wilder has any interest in whatever role Steven Spielberg is offering quite yet, but one particular role in Ready Player One could be right in Gene Wilder's wheelhouse.

Ready Player One centers on a teenager named Wade Watts, who escapes his bleak surroundings by logging into Oasis, a globally networked utopia where users lead idyllic lives. The game's eccentric founder, James Halliday, dies and offers his »

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Steven Spielberg Wants Gene Wilder For Ready Player One Or The Bfg

10 August 2015 5:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With a release date now set for December 15th, 2017, things are starting to move into gear for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Casting is currently underway and AICN is reporting that the director is looking to convince Gene Wilder to come out of retirement to take on a role either here, or in The Bfg.

While this report isn’t in any way confirmed, sources close to the project say that Spielberg wants the Oscar-nominated actor to star in one of his upcoming films, and they believe it could be The Bfg, which would see Wilder lending his voice to the titular character.

Of course, Spielberg could instead be trying to court him for Ready Player One, and as AICN points out, it would make sense for Wilder to play James Halliday, “a gifted programmer and game designer who develops a massively popular online simulator known as Oasis.” Once Halliday dies, »

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Will Gene Wilder Come Out Of Retirement For Steven Spielberg?

10 August 2015 4:28 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The legendary Gene Wilder hasn't acted in a film or television show for more than a decade, last appearing in a 2003 episode of the sitcom Will and Grace. Obviously the guy has committed to his retirement, but if new reports can be believed, Steven Spielberg may be trying to lure him to work on one of his upcoming projects. This interesting rumor is being reported by Ain't It Cool, which sources anonymous insiders about this development. As of now, there is nothing official on the table, but there are apparently meetings taking place about one of the director's upcoming movies. The big question presented is which project the two sides have been talking about. The Steven Spielberg film that sources are apparently pointing to is The Bfg - which has actually already wrapped production. It's suggested that Gene Wilder could potentially lend his voice to the big fantasy movie, though »

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Spielberg Wants Gene Wilder For "Player"?

10 August 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There are numerous actors who not only retired, they've taken it seriously and haven't appeared in films again since despite still being very much alive including Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Warren Beatty, Rick Moranis, Goldie Hawn, Bridget Fonda and likely Jack Nicholson.

One actor high on the list is Gene Wilder, the comedian was last seen on the big screen in 1991's "Only You" though has appeared in TV series and telemovies in more recent years with the last being a 2003 appearance on sitcom "Will and Grace".

A few days ago came word that Steven Spielberg has selected the film adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One" as his next directorial effort and today a new rumor at AICN suggests Spielberg has already met with Wilder in an attempt to lure him out of retirement.

If it's for this project, the role will likely be that of James Halliday, »

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What happened to the cast of Weird Science? Checking in on Kelly LeBrock, Robert Downey Jr and the rest

2 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

What if you could create the perfect woman just from the tap of a keyboard and a click of a mouse? That's the tantalising premise at the heart of John Hughes's delightfully dorky teen classic, which celebrates its 30th birthday today (August 2).

To mark this momentous day, we look back at the cast of the beloved '80s film to find out what they've done since. Whatever happened to that fella Robert Downey Jr...?

Kelly LeBrock

'80s sex symbol Kelly LeBrock hit big with her first two roles in Gene Wilder's The Woman in Red and Weird Science, but only appeared in a handful of films after - among them Betrayal of the Dove, Tracks of a Killer and Zerophilia.

She moved out to a farm in Santa Barbara where she looks after animals and sleeps under the stars with her horse, but she keeps cropping up »

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital Rental, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 27-August 2

27 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Home"

Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip (Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own, in this DreamWorks Animation family film. If you bring "Home" into your home, it'll bring a ton of extras with it. The DVD and Blu-ray editions both include long lists of special features, with the Blu-ray offering a cute new animated short created for the home entertainment release called "This is Being Boov."

Here's an exclusive look at "This Is Being Boov": "The Water Diviner"

Russell Crowe both stars and makes his directorial debut in this drama about an Australian farmer who goes in search of this three missing sons, »

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'Key & Peele' to End After Current Season

26 July 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele announced Saturday that their acclaimed sketch comedy series Key & Peele will end after its fifth season, which is currently airing on Comedy Central. Peele broke the news to fans by simply linking to a story on The Wrap regarding the series' fate after these final eight episodes.

"This is our final season – and it's not because of Comedy Central, it's us," Key said. "It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. »

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'Key & Peele' Ending After S5

25 July 2015 7:49 PM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"Key & Peele" may be saying goodbye, but the hit series' headliners aren't going anywhere. 

The fifth and current season of the Comedy Central favorite will be its last, stars and co-creators Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key confirmed to TheWrap on Friday, but the comedians said their journey is far from over. 

"It's not because of Comedy Central, it's us," Key told the outlet. "It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart."

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Key & Peele: Ending; No Sixth Season on Comedy Central

25 July 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The current fifth season will be the end for the Key & Peele TV show on Comedy Central but the sketch comedy series hasn't been cancelled.

Series star and co-creator Keegan-Michael Key told The Wrap, "This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Key & Peele to End After This Season

25 July 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

K&P, where you at, where you at? Not on Comedy Central, at least not after the current season’s finale.

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key, co-creator and co-star of the sketch comedy series Key & Peele, says Season 5 of his sketch comedy series will be its last, TVLine has confirmed.

Key tells the TheWrap.com, which first reported the news, that he and series co-creator/co-star Jordan Peele made the decision to end the Emmy-nominated laughfest now.

Related President Obama Calls Jon Stewart a ‘Gift to the Country’ on The Daily Show

“This is our final season — and it’s not because of Comedy Central, »

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