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(Cbr) Singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins isn’t afraid to poke fun at himself. Best known for his ‘80s chart-topping soundtrack tunes “Footloose,” “I’m Alright” and “Danger Zone,” he’s now playing a parody of himself on the FX animated series "Archer". Airing tonight, the episode finds former super-spy Archer “recruiting” Loggins to perform at Lana’s baby shower. The event takes an unexpected turn when the singer teams with Charlene for a country rendition of his "Top Gun" hit. During a conference call to promote his "Archer" cameo, Loggins spoke about his musical legacy, working on the animated comedy and going country. How did this guest appearance come about? Kenny Loggins: As you know, "Archer" has been referring to “Danger Zone” for quite a while. I have five kids. My oldest is 22, and he thinks it was inevitable that they would call and say, “Would you like to »
- Bryan Cairns, Comic Book Resources
Earlier this week, legendary comedy writer, actor and director, Harold Ramis passed away. He was 69 years old.
He was a man with an incredible gift for filmcraft, portraying human emotion with as much humour as there was poignancy. He worked with comedy actors Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Rodney Dangerfield and lit up every film he appeared in. His on-camera work may not be as expansive as his work in the director’s chair or as a scriptwriter, but he was a recognisable figure in the industry. With a beaming smile and trademark glasses, Ramis brought laughter, dry and raunchy humour to the screen. His work continues to inspire a new generation of filmmakers, and every project he touched was bettered by his involvement.
His films were regarded with a touch of class, relatable and rewatchable, and have formed their own niche in popular culture, and his legacy »
- Dale Barham
The writer, director and actor Harold Ramis, who has died aged 69 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, was responsible for one masterpiece and several influential smash-hits. In each of his creative capacities, he was the eternal quiet man. In front of the camera, his blithe and undemanding presence often disguised his comic skill or made it appear effortless; he seemed happy to hang back and surrender the limelight to more demonstrative and dynamic collaborators, such as his Ghostbusters co-stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. In his writing and directing he was adept at capitalising on an audience's love of coarseness without resorting to cruelty or sacrificing his compassion.
- Ryan Gilbey
Harold Ramis has passed away at the age of 69.
Digital Spy takes a look back at six great comedies in which Ramis played a key role.
Animal House (1978)
Ramis's first feature writing credit turned out to be on one of the most influential (and profitable) comedies of all time. Working from a series of stories published in National Lampoon magazine and using many of their own fraternity experiences as inspiration, Ramis, Douglas Kenney and original author Chris Miller dreamt up the ribald story of two freshmen who, having been rejected from the major college fraternity, defect to anti-establishment alternative Delta House.
Ramis's directorial debut was a game-changer, launching Bill Murray into the big time on the big screen (all »
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. If you appreciate modern comedy, you like -- no, you love -- at least a few Harold Ramis movies. The Second City alum, who died today at age 69, was responsible in some form or another with many titles considered among the funniest of the last 40 years. He wrote, directed, produced and/or starred in them, and yet it's rare that people talk of him specifically as a major figure in the history of Hollywood comedy. Part of that is likely because of his higher profile collaborators. He regularly worked with Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Ivan Reitman, Eugene Levy, Rodney Dangerfield and later Judd Apatow, each of whom might be the more often cited minds behind...
- Christopher Campbell
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— Paolo Rivera (@PaoloMRivera) February 24, 2014
Actor, writer, producer and director Harold Ramis, who made many of the most iconic comedy hits of the 1980s and 1990s, died today at his home in Chicago. He was 69. The award-winning comedy filmmaker who co-starred in and co-wrote Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Stripes passed away from complications related to auto-immune inflammatory vasculitis which he’d battled for four years.
Chicago native Ramis graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo and worked as a joke editor for Playboy Magazine before launching his career as a writer for The National Lampoon Radio Hour, the radio show that was a launching pad for a who’s who of future comedy stars and collaborators including Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Richard Belzer, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner. Rising alongside his peers in the late-’70s comedy scene, Ramis came up »
- Glenn Hauman
There's mayhem on the fairways when the caddies at a posh golf club vie to get the better of their employers - not difficult when the members include arrogant idiots and outrageous cheats like Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. A knockabout lark that upped its handicap to comedy classic thanks in no small part to Bill Murray as the greenkeeper with a chronic gopher problem - the problem being that the gopher is a lot smarter than he is. »
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader spent seven years together on Saturday Night Live, so when you hear they’re starring in a movie together — playing twins no less — you might expect it to be an outrageous comedy. When you then hear it’s also a Sundance movie, you might conclude that it’s something quirky-funny like Adventureland, the 2009 festival hit in which they played the married couple that runs a rinky-dink amusement park. But The Skeleton Twins is something entirely different — a full-on drama. They play Maggie and Milo, twins who used to be close but now live on different sides of the country. »
- Jeff Labrecque
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