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The Lrm Interview with Director Taylor Hackford

3 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil’s Advocate and Ray are just three of the movies in director Taylor Hackford’s illustrious career, although his one Oscar was for a short film he made much earlier in his career.

For Hackford’s latest movie, The Comedian, he directs Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke, a veteran comedian and star of a popular old TV sitcom, who is trying to find a new lease on life, which actually ends up with him being thrown in jail for assaulting a heckler. While doing community service, he meets Leslie Mann’s Harmony and he shares with her his love for stand-up, although her father (Harvey Keitel) doesn’t approve of the relationship.

If you ever wondered whether De Niro can do stand-up comedy, you get a lot of opportunities to see him performing mostly insult comedy ala Jeffrey Ross (who was involved »

- Edward Douglas

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Film Review: It Hurts Trying to Laugh at ‘The Comedian’

3 February 2017 9:04 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Mention this possibility…Robert De Niro portrays an aging stand-up comic who once had a popular sitcom in the 1980s…and 99% of filmgoers are in. Add that he beds a woman 25 years his junior, does community service, roasts Cloris Leachman and becomes a reality show host, and suddenly 80% of that 99 are out. That’s just part of the over-extension and dread in “The Comedian.”

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The film had a ton of promise it just couldn’t deliver on. On the one hand, they wanted De Niro’s character to take on the role of a dirty comedian – like Bob Saget of “Full House,” trying to get rid of his clean sitcom image – and for the most part the routines work and showcased De Niro at his best. On the other hand, there was the 90% (I’m into percentages in this review) of the rest of the movie, which was hackneyed movie plot clichés, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Comedian – Review

2 February 2017 11:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nearly 35 years ago DeNiro truly stunned film fans (yes, he could do that back then) when they learned of his next big screen collaboration with Martin Scorsese. It was crazy enough that the duo would follow the brutal one-two punch of Mean Streets and Taxi Driver with a glossy homage to big splashy MGM-style movie musicals, New York, New York, but this? They seemed to be back in their comfort zone with the classic Raging Bull, when they made another big detour. A look at comedy, namely a portrait of a failed stand-up comic (he’d be dubbed a “hack” today) named Rupert Pupkin. 1982’s The King Of Comedy even co-starred the iconic Jerry Lewis, who often claimed that royal title. The film was then considered a box office flop, but the years have been most kind to it (in stand-up parlance, maybe it was “too hip for the room”). Now, »

- Jim Batts

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Mary Tyler Moore's Husband Speaks Out About Her Death: 'Mary Was My Life, My Light, My Love'

1 February 2017 2:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dr. S. Robert Levine continues to mourn the death of his wife, Mary Tyler Moore; the two had been married for 33 years.

Moore died on Jan. 25 in Greenwich, Connecticut, of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, the actress' rep confirmed to Et. She was 80.

Watch: Mary Tyler Moore in Her Own Words: How the Actress Transcended Television to Inspire a Generation

"I can’t believe she is gone. Mary was my life, my light, my love," Levine said in a statement to People. "The emptiness I feel without her with me is without bottom. She was a force of nature who fiercely defended her autonomy even as her health was failing. Mary was fearless, determined, and willful. If she felt strongly about something, or that there was truth to be told, she would do it, no matter the consequences."

"She was kind, genuine, approachable, honest, and humble. And she had that smile," the statement »

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Exclusive Clip: De Niro Is an Aging Insult Comic in 'The Comedian'

1 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Robert De Niro tackles getting old yet staying funny in a new comedy out in limited release February 3, The Comedian. In it, he plays an aging insult comic struggling to remain current and relevant in the time of social media, until he enjoys a sudden and unexpected resurgence (along with a new relationship). He's joined by a terrific ensemble cast that includes Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, and a laundry list of well-known comedians. If you're a fan of popular...

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- affiliates@fandango.com

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10 Best Movies to See in February: 'Lego Batman,' 'John Wick 2' and More

31 January 2017 10:50 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Halloween apparently comes early this year — February offers a quartet of promising horror movies, not to mention the latest chapter in the Fifty Shades erotic saga (which is its own sort of horror). Add to that a rare appearance from An-Actually-Trying-and-Not-Phoning-It-In Robert De Niro, a pair of extremely promising sequels, an experimental indie about a mass murderer and an Oscar-nominated documentary, and the next four weeks starts to look a bounty no matter your taste. Here's what coming soon to a theater near you in the next month.

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: Not Only ‘Brilliantly Funny,’ but Vulnerable

31 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

About halfway through the seven-season run of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” a week came when Moore had to spend a few days in the hospital for a minor procedure.

Work on the CBS comedy continued Monday through Thursday, with co-star Betty White subbing for Moore during the table read, script revisions, and blocking. By Friday, Moore was back on the CBS Radford lot for the final run-through and taping — and she nailed every line and set-up with ease.

“She was perfect,” recalls Jay Sandrich, who directed 119 of the 168 episodes of “Mary Tyler Moore” during its 1970-77 run.

Sandrich says his memory of that week came back to him as he grappled with the news of her death Jan. 25 at the age of 80.

The depth of Moore’s understanding of her TV alter-ego, the plucky Mary Richards, was a gift to everyone who worked on the show. “Everybody loved her,” Sandrich »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Mindy Newell: Utopia, Dystopia, Death…and Riverdale

30 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Sir John Hurt died a few days ago. One of Great Britain’s finest actors, his rise started with his turn as Robert Rich, a courtier and lawyer in Henry VIII’s court, in Fred Zimmerman’s A Man for All Seasons. The movie, based upon Robert Bolt’s play about the fall of, British Lord Chancellor Thomas More, could be considered a science fiction story as it deals with a perfectly harmonious island society that was nowhere to be found in More’s 16th century – or in the 21st, for that matter.

Sir John, in his long and brilliant career, was no stranger to our brand of cultural pop geekdom. Besides his outstanding turn as the War Doctor on the 50th anniversary special Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor – he recreated the War Doctor on four sets of audio plays for Big Finish; three are already out, »

- Mindy Newell

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Betty White Pays Tribute to Friend and Co-Star Mary Tyler Moore: 'She Was Special'

26 January 2017 5:20 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Betty White is mourning the loss of a friend.

The 95-year-old actress took to Twitter on Thursday to pay tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, sharing a sweet throwback photo of "some of the best times" of their lives.

Flashback: Inside the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' 2002 Reunion With Betty White and Valerie Harper

"Mary Tyler Moore, Grant Tinker, Allen Ludden and I had some of the best times of my life together," she wrote alongside the throwback pic. "She was special."

Exclusive: Carl Reiner Reveals His Last Words to Mary Tyler Moore, Says Her Final Days Were in Hospice Care

Moore died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Connecticut, of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, the actress' rep confirmed to Et. She was 80. 

White and Moore starred together on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s, and Moore spent her last television appearance guest-starring on White's TV Land Sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.

"It's wonderful »

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Betty White Mourns Costar and Friend Mary Tyler Moore: ‘She Was Special’

26 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Betty White is reflecting on the many wonderful memories that she shared with her late friend and late costar, Mary Tyler Moore.

White, 95, acted alongside Moore — who passed away Wednesday at the age of 80 — on the Mary Tyler Moore show from 1973-77.

On Thursday, White, who appeared as Sue Ann Nivens on the 1970s comedy, took to Twitter to remember the star.

Mary Tyler Moore, Grant Tinker, Allen Ludden and I had some of the best times of my life together,” White tweeted in addition to a picture of the group. “She was special.”

Mary Tyler Moore, Grant Tinker, Allen Ludden »

- nstonepeople

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Mary Tyler Moore: CBS, SundanceTV and getTV to Pay Tribute to TV Legend

26 January 2017 1:50 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Yesterday, we learned the heartbreaking news that legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore had passed away at the age of 80. Now, the networks are announcing their their tributes to the star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The latter starred Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Georgia Engle, Betty White, and Cloris Leachman. Harper, Leachman, and Asner starred in the Mtm spinoff series: Rhoda, Phyllis, and Lou Grant, respectively.On Thursday, January 26th, CBS -- home to both of Moore's classic sitcoms -- will air Mary Tyler Moore: Love Is All Around. Gayle King will anchor the special, which will include interviews with Oprah Winfrey, and other newsmakers, as well as Mtm admirers. In addition, on Saturday, SundanceTV will run a Mary Tyler Moore Show marathon, featuring all 24 episodes of the comedy's seventh and final »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Jimmy Fallon Recalls Watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show Growing Up: She Was Like ‘Part of My Family’

26 January 2017 6:16 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary Tyler Moore‘s regular presence on television throughout the ’60s and ’70s made her one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses — and allowed fans to truly feel a connection with her.

During Wednesday evening’s episode of The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon took a moment to pay a tribute to the late star, who died Wednesday at the age of 80. A source told People she had been on a ventilator and had been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications from her diabetes.

“We’re all really saddened today to hear about the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. She »

- Aurelie Corinthios

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Flashback: Inside the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' 2002 Reunion With Betty White and Valerie Harper

25 January 2017 10:14 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mary Tyler Moore's beloved 1970s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, left an indelible mark on the TV landscape for its bold and progressive depiction of self-determined women and edgy comedy.

The show -- which ended up spinning off two other sitcoms, Rhoda and Phyllis, as well as the drama series Lou Grant -- came to an end in 1977. But Moore got a chance to reconnect with her former Mary Tyler Moore Show cohorts Valerie Harper, Betty White, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel in 2002 for a very special reunion, and Et was on set for an exciting look at the icon at work.

Watch: Dick Van Dyke Mourns Mary Tyler Moore's Death: 'There Are No Words'

For the long-awaited reunion, Moore -- who died on Wednesday at the age of 80 after going into cardiopulmonary arrest -- wanted to make sure that the special was satisfying and truly meaningful for longtime fans of her celebrated series »

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Mary Tyler Moore in Her Own Words: How the Actress Transcended Television to Inspire a Generation

25 January 2017 5:04 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

As the world continues to mourn the death of Mary Tyler Moore, Et is looking back at some of our favorite interactions with the TV icon.

In 2013, Hot in Cleveland orchestrated a mini-Mary Tyler Moore Show reunion for Moore, Betty White, Georgia Engel, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman, and Et was on the set.

Watch: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

The episode was the first time the five ladies had acted on television together since the Mary Tyler Moore Show finale in 1977, which brought on strong feelings of nostalgia for Moore.

"It's wonderful, but it makes me sad too," Moore told Et. "It makes me feel, 'Well, why don't I have this in my current life?' Where are all these friends, buddies and co-workers and people who loved each other?"

Moore spent most of the '60s and '70s working on two of the most acclaimed programs in television history -- The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show »

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‘Love Is All Around’: Mary Tyler Moore Show Costars React to Their Beloved Friend & Cast Mate’s Death

25 January 2017 3:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

They acted alongside her for seven seasons on the award-wining Mary Tyler Moore Show. And now, cast members from the hit CBS sitcom are speaking out about the death of their beloved friend and costar, Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.

Gavin MacLeod, who played Moore’s on-screen Bff Murray Slaughter, used a line from the show’s iconic theme song as a metaphor for the years they spent together.

“A line from our theme song was ‘Love is all around,’ and that’s what it was for five days a week for seven »

- Dave Quinn

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Mary Tyler Moore's Last TV Appearance Was an Epic Reunion With Betty White, Valerie Harper and More Co-Stars

25 January 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mary Tyler Moore spent her last moments on camera surrounded by friends.

The TV icon, who died after going into cardiopulmonary arrest on Wednesday, made her last TV appearance on a 2013 episode of Hot in Cleveland, featuring an epic reunion with her former Mary Tyler Moore Show co-stars, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel.

Watch: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

The gang reunited to play White's character Elka's old bowling team, sharing a scene where they reflected on old times.

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Exclusive: Dick Van Dyke Says He Once Thought Mary Tyler Moore Was Too Young to Play His Wife

Et last spoke with Moore at the press conference for the special episode of the TV Land comedy. Decades after she first captured hearts on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and later The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore said that reuniting with her co-stars made her a little "sad."

"It's wonderful »

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The Making of The Mary Tyler Moore Show: How the Late Actress Found — and Shaped — Her Iconic Role

25 January 2017 2:54 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80, became a feminist icon with her hit 1970 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. As Mary Richards, Moore was the unthinkable — a single career woman on television, out to “make it on her own” (as the show’s iconic theme song described), without the help of a man.

It was a progressive concept that marked a shift in popular and political culture — and would go on to influence a generation of women, including Oprah Winfrey, and inspire them to visualized a world for themselves outside of simply being a wife and homemaker. »

- Dave Quinn

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Cloris Leachman Shares Touching Mary Tyler Moore Memory: ‘I Had a Feeling I Wouldn’t See Her Again’

25 January 2017 2:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cloris Leachman has nothing but love for her longtime friend and fellow actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.

Leachman, 90, acted opposite Moore on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s and later reunited with her — alongside former costars Valerie Harper, Georgia Engel and Betty White — on camera for an episode of Hot in Cleveland in 2013.

Reflecting on her time spent working and getting to know the veteran actress, Leachman remembers Moore’s sweet and kind spirit — and dubs her “America’s sweetheart.”

“My heart goes out to her husband, Robert — he was »

- emilystrohmtimeinc

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Mary Tyler Moore Dies: Robert Redford, Carol Burnett and More Stars Mourn the TV Icon's Death

25 January 2017 1:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Hollywood lost one of its greatest icons on Wednesday.

Mary Tyler Moore, who most notably starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, died in Greenwich, Connecticut, of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, Moore's rep confirms to Et. She was 80.

All over social media, messages of love and condolences have poured in honoring the beloved actress.

Watch: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

"There are no words. She was The Best!" Moore's longtime friend and co-star Dick Van Dyke tweeted. "We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better."

Ed Asner, Moore's TV boss on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, tweeted, "#marytylermoore my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength."

Robert Redford honored Moore in a statement to Et, writing, "Mary's energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television landscape and she will be very »

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Hollywood Reacts to Mary Tyler Moore’s Death

25 January 2017 12:14 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hollywood paid tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on Wednesday, soon after news of her death was announced.

The TV icon, known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her own “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died Wednesday at 80 years old.

Cloris Leachman, who played Phyllis Lindstrom in “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “Phyllis,” issues a written statement dedicated to Moore.

“My heart goes out to her husband, Robert — he was never more than a touch away from her,” Leachman wrote. “The picture that we all have of her, that’s how she was — sweet, kind, so tender, so delicate. She was America’s sweetheart. Valerie and I always had to rehearse and rehearse, to work things through but Mary was always ready to go, thoroughly prepared. The last time I saw her was our ‘Hot In Cleveland’ reunion. I had a feeling I wouldn’t see her again. If »

- Seth Kelley

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