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Mulaney EPs Talk Seinfeld Similarities, a 'Potent' Ensemble and Dean Cain

20 July 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox’s “cynical-but-hopeful” comedy Mulaney has been on an interesting journey since its early days as an NBC pilot — but creator/executive producer/star John Mulaney is confident in the show’s future, largely because of the strength of its cast.

Related Fox’s Fall Premiere Plan Includes Family Guy/Simpsons Crossover, 3-Part Utopia Launch, Late Mulaney Start

“The biggest revelation to me [during this process] was seeing the strength of the ensemble,” Mulaney told reporters Sunday during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, noting that we’ll really see the cast come together in Episode 6. “This is a very potent weapon. »

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‘Twin Peaks’ Cast, Crew Celebrate Unseen Footage Release

17 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

From David Lynch to the Log Lady, Laura Palmer’s mom and dad and Laura Palmer herself, it was a darn good reunion at Silver Lake’s Vista Theater Wednesday night for the release of “Twin Peaks — The Entire Mystery” on Blu-ray. Almost 90 minutes of outtakes and deleted scenes from 1992′s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” have been compiled into to nearly an entire new movie’s worth of material that answers a few questions left hanging in the feature film capper to the cult classic TV series.

Lynch introduced the footage with a signature non-sequitur poem. “Tonight I would like to speak about wood,” the director intoned, “Much happiness can be had from observing a tree.”

Many of the cast members hadn’t seen each other in years, so there was much hugging and catching up. In addition to Log Lady Catherine Coulson, Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Grace Zabriskie »

- Pat Saperstein

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‘Twin Peaks’ Cast, Crew Celebrate Unseen Footage Release

17 July 2014 3:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

From David Lynch to the Log Lady, Laura Palmer’s mom and dad and Laura Palmer herself, it was a darn good reunion at Silver Lake’s Vista Theater Wednesday night for the release of “Twin Peaks — The Entire Mystery” on Blu-ray. Almost 90 minutes of outtakes and deleted scenes from 1992′s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” have been compiled into to nearly an entire new movie’s worth of material that answers a few questions left hanging in the feature film capper to the cult classic TV series.

Lynch introduced the footage with a signature non-sequitur poem. “Tonight I would like to speak about wood,” the director intoned, “Much happiness can be had from observing a tree.”

Many of the cast members hadn’t seen each other in years, so there was much hugging and catching up. In addition to Log Lady Catherine Coulson, Ray Wise (Leland Palmer), Grace Zabriskie »

- Pat Saperstein

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The collateral damage of Tom Hanks movies

14 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To get to a happy ending in a Tom Hanks movie, an innocent character has to pay the price. Here's the proof...

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With the best part of $10bn banked for his movies across his career, Tom Hanks remains one of the biggest and most interesting movie stars on the planet. His most recent performance in Captain Phillips, for instance, was comfortably one of his best. And looking back on Hanks’ career, the path of increased boldness and range is easy to chart.

Furthermore, he’s achieved his successes without public meltdowns, without signs of turning into a diva, and without putting us through many poor films at all. The man is a hero.

Well, to everyone but certain characters in his movies. For, on rewatching Big, we became aware of an alarming trend: that there tends to be a character in a Tom Hanks movie whose role is to »

- simonbrew

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A League Of Their Own: Every Major Rockford Peach, Ranked By Baseball Skill

7 July 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Hanks. Jimmy Dugan may not have recognized their potential immediately, but the roster for the Rockford Peaches is, in fact, comprised of ballplayers. It features some great hitters, some great fielders and even a few good arms. Of course, it.s also filled with criers, beauty school rejects and women who can.t hit the cut-off man, but it.s hard to find a roster, even among professional baseball teams, that isn.t filled with at least a few holes and few players with glaring weaknesses. And A League Of Their Own does a great job of presenting that. You see, avid sports fan Penny Marshall didn.t simply cast the best actresses. She made every single Hollywood starlet who wanted a role in the film spend a few days actually playing baseball. Among those who were actually athletes, she then whittled down the group to find the right »

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Too Drab: What the Heck Are They Wearing?!?

17 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

A black-and-white bib, an homage to Penny Marshall and a full-length lace loincloth -- stars are rocking all the wrong trends this week!Kendall Jenner made her Cannes Film Festival red carpet debut at the "Grace of Monaco" premiere on Wednesday, wearing a black-and-white Chanel dress, a Chanel clutch and Chopard jewels.While the iconic fashion house rarely gets it wrong, the reality star looks like she's wearing an unusual, furry backpack on her chest! Just when you thought Lady Gaga couldn't surprise you when it comes to her outfit choices, she stepped out in New York City in an outfit and 'do that only Penny Marshall would wear. The "Art Pop" singer was snapped sporting a hideous white and gold striped silk top, brown printed silk pants and wire-rimmed sunglasses. She topped off the wacky ensemble with a red-tinged wig with very short blunt bangs. What was she thinking! »

- tooFab Staff

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The Darling Buds of May: All the Way Mae

12 May 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

[Editor's Note: In the interest of keeping things fresh, we aren't doing the traditional "May Flowers" series this year but this spin-off, spearheaded by abstew (who you just heard on the podcast) though I'll also be chiming in, featuring characters named that way. - Nathaniel.]

Full Name: Mae Mordabito aka "All the Way Mae". It's not just a name, it's an attitude.

Film She Starred In: A League of Their Own (1992) The hit film from director Penny Marshall (Laverne!) about the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Co-stars include Geena Davis as Dottie, Tom Hanks (There's no crying in baseball!) as the drunken manager Tommy Dugan, a pre-Tank Girl Lori Petty as Dottie's sister Kit, Rosie O'Donnell as Mae's best friend Doris, and David Strathairn.

[more stats after the jump...] »

- abstew

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The Real Inspiration For When Harry Met Sally

6 May 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We all have our own favorite romantic comedy. There.s simply been too many great ones to universally agree on one. That being said, there are a few classics that really need to appear somewhere on any competent "Best Of" list. When Harry Met Sally is one of those. Interestingly, however, it turns out a ton of the film.s most classic scenes and lines were actually written out of heartbreak and straight up platonic friendship. Nora Ephron wrote When Harry Met Sally, but prior to the film getting remade, it was collaboratively re-written by Ephron, director Rob Reiner and lead actor Billy Crystal. At the time, Reiner.s marriage to the legendary Penny Marshall was failing, and he and Crystal hung out and talked on the phone constantly to help him cope. During that bonding time, many of the film.s most touching exchanges between Harry and Sally happened »

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"Laverne & Shirley" Go Out With A Bang

27 April 2014 8:26 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

“Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated.” I almost pity folks who haven’t seen Laverne & Shirley. Truly, I do. While the seventh season of the series might not be as sharp as previous seasons, it doesn’t change the fact that Penny Marshall (arguably one of the greatest female filmmakers of all-time) and Cindy Williams, at the time, were two of the greatest comedic talents on television.

The seventh (and second-to-final) season of the show doesn’t really take the characters into any drastic new territory that we haven’t seen established for them previously. They’re still ridiculous. Hilarious. They’re still best friends, though there are moments where they can’t stand each other. It’s an honest look at the notion of friendship, but interpreted through the often-cheesy sitcom lens.

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- Robert Ottone

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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What Was Going On With Mark Wahlberg's Speech - Besides Swearing?

13 April 2014 8:27 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There were so many bleeps in Mark Wahlberg's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night, it was hard to figure out what exactly was going on. After a montage of his impressive career, Mark took the stage to pick up the MTV generation award. The lifetime achievement award is given to "an artist who has shown us a variety of impressive roles, a personal and professional flair and of course, an awesome level of talent" and has been won by the likes of Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, and Reese Witherspoon (but not Jennifer Aniston, as Mark thought). In his speech, Mark proceeded to cover a range of topics. They included: Palm Sunday Boston Tom Cruise Transformers Ted 2 Being incarcerated Victoria's Secret models His one-hit rap career His underwear modeling career Penny Marshall The 1975 film Hard Times America Check out the video below. We'll take what he's drinking! »

- Annie Gabillet

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Big 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Review

8 April 2014 9:34 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Though Tom Hanks had been around the block several times before Big hit, it’s the movie that really launched him into a top spot in the cultural consciousness. The awesome, but short-lived, Bosom Buddies managed to get Hanks some guest spots on shows like Family Ties, and 1984 kicked off a string off films that, while perhaps loved by some, didn’t exactly serve to rocket anyone to stardom – Splash, Bachelor Party, The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit. 1988′s Big put Hanks on the map in a big way, and audiences were taken by the charm, depth, and overall impressive abilities Hanks displayed in the film. This carried him through a few years of what we have to now hope were contractual obligation films (Joe vs. The Volcano, The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch), to the point that Hanks managed A League of Their Own, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, »

- Marc Eastman

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Awakenings

1 April 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

A heartwarming and heartbreaking medical drama starring Robin Williams as a shy neurologist who uses a miracle drug to 'awaken' patients who have been trapped in a catatonic state for decades. Set in 1969, it is the true story of Leonard, the first patient to respond to the treatment, movingly played by Oscar nominee Robert De Niro. Sympathetic yet unsentimental direction from 'Big' Penny Marshall put the film in the running for Best Picture. »

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Awakenings

1 April 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

A heartwarming and heartbreaking medical drama starring Robin Williams as a shy neurologist who uses a miracle drug to 'awaken' patients who have been trapped in a catatonic state for decades. Set in 1969, it is the true story of Leonard, the first patient to respond to the treatment, movingly played by Oscar nominee Robert De Niro. Sympathetic yet unsentimental direction from 'Big' Penny Marshall put the film in the running for Best Picture. »

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Bruce Dern says the Oscar race was way longer than expected at Paramount nominees toast

28 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Beverly Hills, Calif. — With the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars coming up this weekend, finally putting a bow on the year and wrapping up the kudos season, studios, agencies, production companies and anyone in between are feting those in their midst with skin in the game at this soiree or that. Thursday night, among other things, it was Paramount Pictures holding one of its big star-packed parties at Spago in Beverly Hills, everyone from Roger Corman to Jane Seymour turning out to honor the studio's Oscar nominees in films like "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Nebraska," "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" and "Star Trek Into Darkness." It was a two-hour event but some folks were just in and out. "Wolf" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill made an appearance but didn't linger. "Nebraska" director Alexander Payne showed his face later in the evening. Martin Scorsese, however, held court in a »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Tribeca Film Searching For More Vine Stars With #6SecFilms Competition

24 February 2014 2:08 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Last year, when Vine was still in its infancy, the Tribeca Film Festival played host to the #6SecFilms competition, which shined a spotlight the new class of six-second filmmakers who are using Vine as an artistic platform. This year, Tribeca Film is once again teaming up with Vine to bring #6SecFilms back for a second round. As with last year's contest, this year's entries will be spread across four categories: Genre, Comedy, Drama, and Animate. Viners wishing to enter simply need to upload their six-second masterpieces to Twitter and hashtag it with both #6SecFilms and the submission's category. The best entries will be shortlisted by Tribeca Film's panel (which last year included director Penny Marshall and the short-form gurus at 5SecondFilms), and a new wrinkle will allow fan votes to decide which Vine takes home the Audience Choice Award. Some of last year's finalists are now full-time Viners. Stop-motion »

- Sam Gutelle

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Meme: Finnish Olympian Comes Out, Gabourey Sidibe Jokes About “Tranny On Tranny Crime,” Neil Gaiman Reads “Green Eggs And Ham”

3 February 2014 4:47 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jk Rowling wished Hermione and Harry ended up together, Ryan Phillippe’s strip tease, One Direction ditches the party to make “Midnight Memories”

Dylan Farrow, in the wake of the Golden Globes honoring Woody Allen, has written an open letter detailing what she claims was ongoing sexual abuse at the hands of Allen. It’s painful to read, and if true, will overshadow Allen’s career forever.

As for a response, Allen says he will deliver one shortly, but in the meantime says that a thorough investigation at the time cleared him of all charges. Some critics are already saying they’re boycotting Allen.

Finnish Olympic swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of the closet. He’s the first Finnish athlete to do so while still competing. “I wanted to start a broader discussion in connection with Sochi, because it’s sad that the legislation in Russia restricts the human »

- Ed Kennedy

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Alan Tudyk Becomes One of Adult Swim’s “Newsreaders” and Chris Colfer Joins the “Hollywood Game Night” Finale

3 February 2014 4:39 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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TVLine has the scoop  on the proposed Supernatural spin-off. The series will follow a new hunter who comes to realize that Chicago is under the control of five monster families and the tensions from their attempts to consolidate power while maintaining the peace. I have to admit, that sounds a lot soapier than I’d expect out of a Supernatural spin-off.

When Adult Swim’s fake news show Newsreaders returns for its second season, it will feature a new host — Alan Tudyk. I’ll miss (previous Newsreaders host) Mather Zickel but Alan Tudyk getting a chance to be goofy is generally a good thing.

Too bad “goody and naked” isn’t likely on a fake news show.

The Newsroom and Smash alum Grace Gummer has joined the cast of CBS’ summer series Extant. The series stars Halle Berry as Molly, an astronaut who returns from earth after a long mission in space. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Penny Marshall And Lorraine Bracco To Guest Star As Lesbian Couple On 'Mulaney'

2 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco will guest star as a lesbian couple in Fox’s new comedy, Mulaney, created by and starring Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney.

Marshall is most known for staring as Laverne DeFazio in Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983). Bracco stared in Goodfellas, The Sopranos and currently appears on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

New Sitcom 'Mulaney'

Mulaney is a multi-camera comedy show about John Mulaney, a struggling stand-up comic who is trying to “be a good person.” He finds help in his journey from his boss Lou, played by Martin Short, and his gay neighbor, Oscar, played by Elliott Gould. John will also be struggling with his roommates, Seymour (Griffin Newman) and Jane (SNL’s Nasim Pedrad). Marshall and Bracco will reportedly guest star in the show's second episode as friends of Oscar's.

We're making another! "Mulaney" Episode 2! Tapes Feb 6. Be there. An amazing cast! Special guest stars! »

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Special Report: The Sundance Film Festival 2014: Best Of Fest

30 January 2014 12:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Writing his musings officially for The Hollywood News, friend of the site Adam Mast of Utah’s Zboneman.com and The Independent, describes his experience and lists his top films from Sundance 2014.

Sundance 2014 was a bit of a milestone for me. Not only was it the 30th anniversary of the iconic fest, but it also happened to be my 20th consecutive year attending. Not to be outdone, I managed to take in a whopping 41 screenings in 10 short days. Insane, I know. While it was exhausting, it was also an incredibly magical experience.

The general consensus amongst many of the attendees I spoke to during the fest, was that there wasn’t a break out hit this year. I suppose that’s all a matter of perception. From where I was sitting, this might have been the most consistent Sundance in recent memory. Of the 41 films I took in, there were »

- Paul Heath

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