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The Top Five Paul Reiser Movie Roles of His Career

Born on March 30, 1957, Paul Reiser is an American television personality, musician, comedian, actor and author. Paul is best known for different appearances in top rated movies and TV shows. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and after developing skills in comedy, he got his first breakout film role. In 1982, he was assigned a role in the film Diner (directed by Barry Levinson) where he would feature as a closet stand-up comedian. With this appearance, his ability was brought to the attention of Hollywood. His career continued to grow in film and so far he has

The Top Five Paul Reiser Movie Roles of His Career
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Film Review: ‘Frank Serpico’

Film Review: ‘Frank Serpico’
Frank Serpico” is a finely etched and fascinating documentary. Directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio, it’s a portrait of the legendary Brooklyn-born Italian-American cop who blew the whistle on New York police corruption in the late ’60s and early ’70s — and, of course, it’s a movie you can hardly watch without comparing it to “Serpico,” the 1973 Sidney Lumet drama, starring Al Pacino in the title role, that became a classic of New Hollywood street grit and moral urgency.

How accurate was “Serpico”? The short answer is: very. It stuck close to the 1973 Peter Maas book, and “Frank Serpico” reveals just how much of Serpico’s story became, through the movie, iconic. As it turns out, the legend and the truth match up nicely.

As you watch “Frank Serpico,” the story comes rushing back, and it now seems all the more amazing, like a Western that really happened. The idealistic uniformed cop of the early ’60s who
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Spotted: Your Favorite '90s Star in Stranger Things Season 2

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Image Source: Netflix You may have noticed that a couple of stars from the '80s and '90s joined Stranger Things season two. First there's Sean Astin, of The Goonies and Rudy fame, as Bob the Brain. The second is Will's doctor at the Department of Energy. Dr. Owens is played by prolific comedian Paul Reiser. This 60-year-old New Yorker got his big break in entertainment in the 1982 Barry Levinson film Diner, which costars Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, and Daniel Stern. (It's worth a watch if you ever get a chance.) RelatedHas Stranger Things Already Started Planning Season 3? Here's What We Know After appearing in the first two Beverly Hills Cop films, Reiser landed one of the starring roles on the NBC sitcom My Two Dads opposite Greg Evigan and Staci Keanan. If you're the right age (like I am), you were a huge fan
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Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz to star in comedy We Are Unsatisfied

First time director Matt Ratner has enlisted Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz to star in the comedy film We Are Unsatisfied, which has been scripted by Peter Hoare (Kevin Can Wait).

Deadline reports that the film “follows the unlikely friendship between a struggling L.A. comedian (Schwartz) who’s forced to move back home to Long Island and finds an unlikely kindred spirit in his alcoholic dermatologist (Crystal).”

Crystal was last seen in The Comedian alongside Robert De Niro, and is attached to star in Barry Levinson’s new comedy The Revival. House of Lies star Schwartz meanwhile has upcoming roles in the Kevin Hart comedy Night School and Netflix’s Happy Anniversary.
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Casting Society to Honor Barry Levinson, Kevin Huvane at Artios Awards

CAA’s Kevin Huvane, filmmaker Barry Levinson and casting director Victoria Thomas will be honored by the Casting Society of America at its 33rd annual Artios Awards, which will be held Jan. 18 simultaneously at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and Stage 48 in New York City.

Huvane, partner and managing director at CAA, will receive the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement, recognizing his contributions to the industry. The honor is named after the first casting director in history to win an honorary Academy Award.

Levinson, the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer whose credits range from Rain Man...
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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Tom Cruise’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

Last weekend saw the release of the latest Tom Cruise vehicle, “American Made,” and critics are raving that it’s better than “The Mummy!” In honor of this great achievement, we ask: What is Tom Cruise’s greatest performance?

Read More:‘American Made’ Review: Tom Cruise Finally Lands a Role Worthy of His Talents E. Oliver Whitney (@cinemabite), ScreenCrush.com

The greatest Tom Cruise performance of all time happened on Oprah’s couch in 2005. But in the movies? “Magnolia.” It’s the best, but it’s also the “most” Cruise performance. His batshit insanity just barely holds together the fragile insecurity of the man beneath the horndog motivation speaker.
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Gotti Trailer: John Travolta Is the Teflon Don

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Gotti Trailer: John Travolta Is the Teflon Don
Discover the man who showed the world who's boss in a new trailer & teaser poster from director Kevin Connolly's Gotti. Starring John Travolta as infamous crime boss John Gotti, the upcoming true story about the most notorious gangster of our generation opens in select theaters & on demand December 15. After years in development, fans finally get to see what John Travolta looks like as the infamous John Gotti.

Gotti follows crime boss John Gotti's (John Travolta) rise to become the "Teflon Don" of the Gambino Crime Family in New York City. Spanning three decades and recounted by his son John Jr. (Spencer Lofranco), Gotti examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Kelly Preston) attempt to hold the family together amongst tragedy and multiple prison sentences. The film will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand on December 15, 2017, with the trailer debuting on Lionsgate YouTube today.
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Csa Announces Artios Nominees, Honors Levinson, Huvane, Thomas

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The Casting Society of America has announced the honorees and first group of nominations for its 33rd annual Artios Awards. The awards celebrate the year’s casting standouts in television, theater, and film, by recognizing “originality, creativity, and contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project,” amongst the work of Csa members from the previous year. The ceremony will take place in both New York, at Stage 48, and Los Angeles, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, on Jan. 18, 2018. Csa is made up of more than 800 casting directors and associates from all over the world. It serves to create a standard for work in the casting field, further their goals, and protect their interests. Producers and directors look to Csa as a resource for bringing their projects to life, and since 1985, the Artios Awards have recognized the achievement in casting. Read: The 2017 Artios Award Winners In addition to the awards,
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Csa to Honor Barry Levinson at Artios Awards

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Barry Levinson, Oscar-winning director of “Rain Man,” will be honored by the Casting Society of America at their annual Artios Awards, which will take place Jan.18, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City. Levinson will receive the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award, awarded to those who made contributions to New York’s entertainment industry. Also being honored is CAA rep Kevin Huvane, who will receive Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement. In addition to his leading role at CAA, Huvane has represented several major stars, including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry,
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HBO Films Redefined the TV Movie — Now It’s Poised to Redefine Itself

694 nominations. 162 wins.

No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times.

This year, it has two high-profile contenders — “The Wizard of Lies,” starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” headlined by Oprah Winfrey — as part of the cabler’s overall 111 nominations. Poised to play spoiler are a new iteration of PBS’ “Sherlock” (which won last year) and the “San Junipero” episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror.”

“If you look at the category, we know there are a lot of things that maybe aren’t necessarily movies,” says HBO Films president Len Amato, a not-so-thinly veiled slight against the stand-alone episode of “Black Mirror.” “But we just continue to play our game.”

Netflix
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Sleepers: Revisiting an Incredible Movie and Book

Sleepers is a 1996 film that is based off the true-life story of four boys who were brutalized by the juvenile justice system in New York. This film was considered one of the best in 1996. It featured a powerful cast that includes Brad Pitt, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Robert De Niro, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, and plenty of others. Sleepers was directed and produced by Barry Levinson. Critics gave the film overall favorable reviews and it was well received by audiences. The box office revenue for Sleepers was $165 million and the budget for the film was $44 million. 

Sleepers: Revisiting an Incredible Movie and Book
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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police
Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where
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Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police

Movies, TV Shows Evolve to Reflect a Changing, More Complex View of Police
Even for a journalist like Wesley Lowery, who’s chronicled the real-life killings and raw trauma that police shootings across America have left in their wake, the unyielding depiction in Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” of the terror inflicted by three white officers on victims at the Algiers Motel in 1967 was deeply unsettling.

The young black reporter from The Washington Post was only 24 in 2014 when 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., a seminal event that would bring to the fore the debate over race and policing. What most stood out to Lowery in “Detroit” was a rare depiction of police in film: a clear-cut portrayal of racist white officers who violently violated the civil rights of the black Detroit residents.

Bigelow’s movie, which debuts wide in theaters Aug. 4, centers on the race riots of 1967 and the police raid at the Algiers Motel, where
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Judd Apatow interview: The Big Sick

Matt Edwards Jul 28, 2017

Judd Apatow chats to us about The Big Sick, directing, stand-up comics and bad interviews...

Heading into UK cinemas this week, The Big Sick is a reinvigorating romantic comedy. It has a brilliant cast of characters, a unique pitch (boy meets girl, boy loses girl, awkward situations and a medically induced coma ensue) and a balance of drama and comedy that means you never know whether to brace yourself for a broken heart or split sides. A breath of fresh air, it’s the sort of film regular cinema goers need. It’s also the sort of film that needs regular cinema goers; it needs those that see it and enjoy it to shout about it, to tell people that it’s worth paying attention to.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film stars Kumail Nanjiani, who co-wrote the script with his real life spouse Emily V. Gordon
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Digital Code Giveaway: HBO’s The Wizard of Lies

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It’s one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in United States history.

HBO’s The Wizard of Lies is based on the stockbroker, investment adviser and financier Bernie Madoff when he made headlines around the world for being arrested for perpetrating the largest financial fraud in 2008.

The film stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe, Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow and Kathrine Narducci. Barry Levinson directed the film with Sam Levinson, Samuel Baum and John Burnham Schwartz wrote the screenplay. It is based on the book with the same title from Diana Henriques.

Lrm has one digital code giveaway to one lucky reader on the site!

To participate in this giveaway, e-mail contest@lrmonline.com with your e-mail address, name, mailing address and phone number. Please put HBO’s The Wizard of Lies in the subject line of the e-mail. Winners will be notified via e-mail address with the codes.
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TVLine Items: Face Off Spinoff News, Remini's Scientology Returns and More

TVLine Items: Face Off Spinoff News, Remini's Scientology Returns and More
Syfy is about to get its Game Face on.

The network has announced a spinoff of their award-winning Face Off reality competition, in which four all-stars race against the clock to complete three challenges, with eliminations after every round, until one of ’em walks away with the $10,000 prize.

RelatedBlood Drive: How Syfy’s Grindhouse Road Race Navigated Nip Slips and Roared Off the Starting Line

Face Off‘s McKenzie Westmore will reprise her role as host, alongside renowned judges (and multiple Academy Award winners) Ve Neill (Beetlejuice) and Rick Baker (The Wolfman).

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HBO’s The Wizard of Lies: Diana B. Henriques On Book To Screen Adaptation, Bernie Madoff Interview And Acting Opposite To Robert De Niro

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As one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history, HBO’s The Wizard of Lies brought the story of Wall Street investment advisor Bernie Madoff to life in this two-hour made for television drama.

The Wizard of Lies looks into the scheme played out by the American fraudster that took place for decades and grew to the size of $65 billion. By spinning those lies, Bernie Madoff also tears apart a family he loves in the media drama, government investigations and then being ostracized by friends and co-workers.

The film was also recently nominated for the Emmy Awards with Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Robert De Niro and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Michelle Pfeiffer.

It also stars Alessandro Nivola, Hank Azaria, Nathan Darrow, Sydney Gayle, Lily Rabe and Kristen Connolly.

It is based on a non-fiction book by
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Ratings: Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Sets New Record

Ratings: Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Sets New Record
Game of Thrones returned Sunday night in record-breaking form.

The Season 7 premiere of HBO’s mega-phenom drew a series-best 10.1 million viewers, up 27 percent over last year’s Season 6 opener. That trumps the show’s previous record of 8.9 million viewers for the Season 6 finale.

RelatedGame of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Recap: Winter Soldiers

When replays and streaming numbers are factored in, the 10.1 million total jumps to 16.1 million — also a record.

TVLine readers gave Sunday’s opener an average grade of B+.

Related storiesGame of Thrones: John Bradley on Sam's Citadel Struggles and Working With New Cast Member Jim Broadbent
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First look at Al Pacino as Joe Paterno in HBO film

HBO has released a first look image of Al Pacino as shamed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in the upcoming drama from HBO and director Barry Levinson.

The as-yet-untitled film centers on Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, is embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims.

In addition to Pacino, the film stars Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Riley Keough (It Comes at Night), Kathy Baker (Street Smart) and Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens).
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