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Sara Bareilles to Deliver ‘In Memoriam’ Performance at Oscars

23 February 2017 1:22 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sara Bareilles will honor the many beloved stars who died this year by performing during the Oscars’ “in memoriam” tribute.

“Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking,” Academy Awards producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

After Bareilles’ performance, an extended photo gallery of more than 200 filmmakers, artists and executives will be recognized on Oscar.com.

Many notable celebrities were lost this year, including Prince, Gene Wilder, David BowieAlan Rickman and George Michael. The »

- Mike Miller

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles to Perform During 'In Memoriam' -- Why It Will Be the Saddest Ever

23 February 2017 1:06 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »

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Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars, Donald Trump Jokes and if Hillary Clinton Will Show Up

21 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Being asked to host the Oscars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Last December when Jimmy Kimmel was at the airport, coming home from a relaxing family vacation in Hawaii, he took a phone call from his agent with the offer. After he hung up — “my response was not one of enthusiasm,” he confesses — he dreaded facing his wife, TV writer- producer Molly McNearney, who had lived through his hosting the Emmys just three months earlier.

“As I approached her, I felt like I was going to tell her I wrecked her car or something,” Kimmel says. “Then we got home, and I had a vicious migraine all night. It wasn’t your typical celebration.”

This Sunday, Kimmel faces off in front of millions of viewers for the most thankless job in show business. The track record of many past Oscar hosts has been jinxed, with reviews »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Sidney Poitier Turns 90: Inside the Actor, Activist and Diplomat’s Incredible Life

20 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier can now add “nonagenarian” to his list of accomplishments.

The two-time Academy Award winner turned 90 on Monday, and celebrated the milestone with friends and family, including his wife, Joanna Shimkus, whom he married in 1976, as well as six daughters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, Gina, Anika and Sydney. He also has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Poitier, who made a career out of defying expectations, began his life beating the odds. The actor was born two months premature in Miami in 1927 to a pair of poor immigrant farmers from the Bahamas, and the likelihood »

- Mike Miller

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Fist Fight – Review

16 February 2017 9:23 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

 

A showdown’s a’ comin’! Not on the main street of Dodge City, but at the multiplex once again. The final throw down between the hero and villain has been a staple of cinema since its earliest days, mainly in action films and primarily the western. There have been countless screen versions of that infamous incident , the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (the most famous being the Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster 1950’s classic) . This most likely inspired many other “oaters”, the most celebrated being the iconic 1952 High Noon (which garnered an Oscar for star Gary Cooper). It’s set in real-time as the clock ticks to 12, while Will Kane readies himself for the arrival of the Miller gang. We’ve seen this plot used in many other genres, providing extra excitement to the final acts of every movie hero’s exploits from Rocky to Bond to Batman. But it »

- Jim Batts

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Exclusive: Christian Borle Is Busy Finding His Version of Willy Wonka

10 February 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Christian Borle, the original William Shakespeare in Broadway’s Something Rotten!, and three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien have spent 45 minutes on the second day of rehearsals for the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical debating a very serious question: Should Borle, who is portraying Willy Wonka, do a somersault?

The question is a serious one for the two, who, like fans, have a long history with the popular 1964 novel by Roald Dahl, which was adapted for the screen in 1971 as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, with the late Gene Wilder taking on the iconic title role. In the film, he famously somersaulted across the screen. “Everyone has some familiarity with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Borle tells Et by phone after his discussion with O’Brien about the production striking a balance with people’s expectations for the show. “There are certain things people are craving to see, but we also »

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Review: Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman

6 February 2017 11:03 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The History Channel has occasionally explored the roots of the monsters that thrilled and chilled our childhood and Lionsgate Home Entertainment has dutifully released them on disc every now and then. Coming Tuesday is a nice little double feature package collecting the previously released Frankenstein: The Real Story and The Real Wolfman on a single standard DVD for the bargain price of $12.98.

While overwrought and overly dramatic with some cheesy music and effects, both creations are worth a look if only because it gives us a chance to look at things in context.

We begin with three pieces exploring Frankenstein and his monster. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, as many know, was written as a result of a ghost story contest among her literary peers. What the In Search of the Real Frankenstein does is explore the quickly evolving world of science in the early nineteenth century. Scientists had used »

- Robert Greenberger

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Oscars: How Often Do Musicals Result in Best Actor and Best Actress Nominations and Wins?

6 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

Not only is La La Land breaking records as the most-nominated musical in Oscar history but that haul of 14 nominations for its lead pair, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Musicals don’t often get that much love from the Academy Awards and getting recognition in both the best actor and best actress categories is even rarer. Let’s take a look back at the history of this happening and see how Stone and Gosling’s nominations — and potential wins — are important.

Taking a look at this year’s nominations, Stone is favored to win more than Gosling is for their work in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical. Gosling is up against Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), and Denzel Washington (Fences) — with the latter expected to reign supreme. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7

29 January 2017 8:16 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We Belong Dead!”

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History®’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate. This four-part collection includes over four-and-a-half hours of in-depth analysis of the crimes and cases that sparked the Frankenstein and werewolf mythologies. Available together for the first time, the Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.98.

Frankenstein: The Real Story Official Synopsis

The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from History® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search »

- Tom Stockman

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017: Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Honored During Touching In Memoriam

29 January 2017 6:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore were just a few of the famous faces that were honored during the in memoriam at Sunday evening’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Hosted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Moore — who passed away Wednesday — and the mother-daughter duo — who died one day apart in December — were some of the many late actors and actresses that were recognized on-screen at the annual awards show for their contribution to the world of film and television.

In a touching tribute, the SAG Awards honored the men — Ken Howard, William Schallert, Jack Riley, »

- Natalie Stone

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SAG Awards 2017 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know!

27 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards kick off from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Et has everything you need to know about the star-studded event.

Et's Red Carpet Coverage: You can catch all of Et's coverage of the night right here at ETonline.com, on our official Facebook page, and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight). Plus, be sure to tune into Entertainment Tonight on Monday for our full post-show coverage.

Pics: The 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

What Time Do the SAG Awards Start?: The show will begin airing live at 8 p.m. Et/ 5 p.m. Pt on TNT and TBS.

Who's Presenting?: Noteworthy presenters include Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Common, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Viggo Mortensen, Casey Affleck and the stars of Stranger Things.

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Guest of Honor: Lily Tomlin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which will be »

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Honest Trailers Gives Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the Treatment

24 January 2017 12:56 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will always remain as one of the most memorable movies of Gene Wilder’s career.  Wilder’s portrayal as Willy Wonka will always go down as one his best performances and it seems his character will live on forever, if not continue to grow stronger.  What’s interesting about this movie is that as a child you just love it.  You absolutely love it.  I mean what child wouldn’t love a movie that centers around a factory that make candy and has a completely edible room? But as an adult?  You start to realize just how messed

Honest Trailers Gives Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the Treatment »

- Nat Berman

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History Channel’s Real Story of Frankenstein & Woflman Haunt Disc

18 January 2017 11:57 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Program Description

The horrors behind frightening legends come to life when History®’s Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature arrives on DVD on February 7 from Lionsgate. This four-part collection includes over four-and-a-half hours of in-depth analysis of the crimes and cases that sparked the Frankenstein and werewolf mythologies. Available together for the first time, the Frankenstein: The Real Story/The Real Wolfman Double Feature DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.98.

Frankenstein: The Real Story Official Synopsis

The Frankenstein: The Real Story collection from History® examines how the tale of a brilliant but deranged scientist who builds a grotesque monster from the body parts of fresh corpses has its roots in reality. “In Search of the Real Frankenstein” looks at scientists throughout history who experimented with reviving animal and human corpses to find the secret force of life. “Frankenstein” explores the fact-or-fiction origins of »

- ComicMix Staff

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Horror Highlights: Gotta Kill ’Em All, Bubba The Redneck Werewolf, Frankenstein: The Real Story / The Real Wolfman, Havenhurst

18 January 2017 6:23 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

What if the creatures in a game like Pokémon Go came to life and tried to kill those who caught them? This creepy concept is explored in Brendan Jackson Rogers' upcoming film Gotta Kill ’Em All, and we have a look at stills from the new horror film and DVD release details for Rogers' recent movie, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Lionsgate Home Entertainment's Frankenstein: The Real Story / The Real Wolfman double feature DVD and a trailer and release info for Havenhurst.

Gotta Kill ’Em All Stills and Bubba The Redneck Werewolf DVD: Press Release: "The wait is over! Bubba The Redneck Werewolf is available today on DVD/Blu-Ray/VOD! Click here for our official announcement of the release.

Bubba has had an amazing festival run! The film was an official selection at the Silver Scream and Comic Fest in Santa Rosa, »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: Mel Brooks didn’t try to pants the president

18 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In the exclusive club of Egot winners—entertainers with an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony to their names—Mel Brooks is almost certainly the only one to stage a scene frequently described as a “symphony of flatulence.” (Though maybe there’s something in the Marvin Hamlisch oeuvre we’re overlooking.) The 90-year-old Brooks holds fast to the opinion that the movie that produced all that gas, 1974’s Blazing Saddles, is the funniest ever made, and he’s been gathering evidence on this hypothesis by hosting a cross-country series of screenings in recent years. Brooks and his film—a silly-smart, taboo-testing satire in which a black sheriff (Cleavon Little) and the hard-drinking, fastest gun in the West (Gene Wilder) outwit scheming bureaucrats and tyrannical cowhands, winning the hearts of a “twue”-hearted showgirl (Madeline Kahn) and the local yokels—make their next appearance at the Riot La »

- Erik Adams

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The happy list – 30 cultural gems to brighten dark times

15 January 2017 2:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Singin’ in the Rain, Carpool Karaoke… In these gloomy days, try the New Review team’s list of guaranteed mood-enhancers

• Tell us your favourite cultural pick-me-ups in the comments below for an alternative list next week

We may have lost Gene Wilder last year, but the sheer joy of his comedy lives on in this endlessly rewatchable treat which he co-wrote with director Mel Brooks. The scene in which Wilder’s Dr Frederick Frankenstein and Peter Boyle’s Monster perform their top-hat-and-tails rendition of Puttin’ on the Ritz is quite simply one of the funniest things I have ever seen, while Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman and Teri Garr are all at the top of their game. Mark Kermode, chief film critic

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- The Observer

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Movie Poster of the Week: “Singin’ in the Rain” and 2016 In Memoriam

14 January 2017 12:03 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

December 28, 2016. R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds, actress and singer. Age 84.There is a nice moment in the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds where Carrie’s brother Todd is showing the filmmakers a wall in his living room that tells the story of his mother’s life through movie posters. When Debbie Reynolds passed away on December 28—the day after her daughter Carrie in what was certifiably the last straw of 2016— I tried to find a great poster to commemorate her, but I couldn’t find anything really worthy of her (she was rarely the star of her own posters for one thing). I had forgotten, however, about this lovely Italian poster for Singing’ in the Rain which captures her as the burst of sunshine she always was.More often than I would have liked last year I found myself using my Movie Poster of the Day Tumblr as a memorial, »

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‘The Last Laugh’ Exclusive Trailer: Tribeca Documentary Explores Connection Between Humor and the Holocaust

13 January 2017 1:21 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Holocaust might seem like a topic that’s completely off-limits for comedy, but a new documentary strives to challenge that assumption. “The Last Laugh” examines whether it’s acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other taboo topics in a society that prizes free speech. Shot on 16mm, it weaves together a portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone alongside interviews with comedians like Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman and Gilbert Gottfried. It also features archival material ranging from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Jerry Lewis’ never-released film Holocaust comedy “The Day the Clown Cried,” as well as rare footage of cabarets inside the concentration camps themselves. Watch an exclusive trailer from the film below and check out the poster as well.

Read More: Tribeca 2016 Women Directors: Meet Ferne Pearlstein – ‘The Last Laugh

The film is directed by Ferne Pearlstein. She previously directed “Sumo East and West, »

- Vikram Murthi

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Golden Globes: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Honored in 2017 Memoriam

8 January 2017 6:39 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards took a moment to honor two recent celebrities that have passed away this year, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Typically, the ceremony doesn’t include an “In Memoriam,” but losing such dear and iconic talent, the Golden Globes paid tribute to the beloved stars by showing a video of the two stars.

The clip showed a handful of scenes from both of their movies including “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Star Wars,” “When Harry Met Sally…” and many, many more.

“We have not done an ‘In Memoriam’ on the Golden Globes. Those things are handled really well by the Oscars and the Screen Actors Guild,” producer Barry Adelman told People. “But we do realize there were some special circumstances of very recent nature that happened and I think we’ll be acknowledging that.”

Fisher passed away on December 27 after suffering a heart attack. Her mother, Reynolds, died the following day, »

- Liz Calvario

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Golden Globes Will Honor Recent Celebrity Deaths, Producers Reveal

4 January 2017 2:02 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Golden Globes will take time to honor the recent celebrity deaths that have occurred at the end of the year.

“We have not done an ‘In Memoriam’ on the Golden Globes. Those things are handled really well by the Oscars and the Screen Actors Guild,” Globes producer Barry Adelman told People at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards Preview Day on Wednesday.

“But we do realize there were some special circumstances of very recent nature that happened and I think we’ll be acknowledging that,” added Adelman.

The producer did not elaborate on how those recent deaths will be honored. »

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