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Is Millie Bobby Brown About to Be the Youngest Emmy Winner of All Time?

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Image Source: Netflix Anyone who's seen Millie Bobby Brown dominate the small screen in Netflix's Stranger Things knows the young actress has serious acting chops. While critics and fans agree that Brown's talent is extraordinary for an actor of any age, her skill is particularly stunning considering she's just 13 years old. Brown's riveting portrayal of Eleven has even scored her an Emmy nomination, but many are wondering if she can actually beat the award show's "kid curse" to take home a statuette. It's not that kids haven't won Emmys in the past; it's just that they don't win very often. In the show's 69-year history, just three awards have gone to actors under the age of 18 (and two of those awards went to the same person!). The youngest Emmy winner, Roxana Zal (pictures below with costars Ted Danson and Glenn Close), was 14 when she won for her supporting role in
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Emmy Nomination Burning Questions: How Far Can ‘This Is Us,’ Millie Bobby Brown and ‘SNL’ Ride Their Waves?

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Emmy Nomination Burning Questions: How Far Can ‘This Is Us,’ Millie Bobby Brown and ‘SNL’ Ride Their Waves?
It feels like Emmy season has already been going on for months – and it technically has, thanks to For Your Consideration events, which started in the spring, but now will pick up in intensity and frequency. For now it’s truly showtime: Phase One ballots have been sent to the more than 20,000 members of the Television Academy, and voting is underway.

After all the screenings, campaigning and coverage, it’s now up to the voters to decide. The ultimate category nominations will be revealed on Thursday, July 13, at the Television Academy’s Saban Theatre in North Hollywood. (And then we’re on to the final competition!)

But before the first round of voting ends on June 26, here are some of this year’s burning questions inside the Primetime Emmy race:

Who will benefit from the “Game of Thrones” vacuum?

Due to a change in the show’s production calendar, HBO
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‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Director Talks Importance of Strong Female Characters in Blockbusters

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‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ Director Talks Importance of Strong Female Characters in Blockbusters
It’s never been easy to put filmmaker Edward Zwick into a box. The multi-hyphenate has long eschewed sticking to just one genre and even one medium. He helped launch seminal television series like “Thirtysomething” (which he co-created alongside long-time partner Marshall Herskovitz) and “My So-Called Life” (which the pair executive produced) to the small screen, while also directing historical epics like “Glory” and “Defiance,” modern classics like “Courage Under Fire” and “Blood Diamond” and even the odd romantic comedy — or two: Zwick helmed “Love & Other Drugs” and the original “About Last Night…” feature.

Zwick has done it all, but with his latest film, “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” he’s managed to do something new: Try his hand at a bone-breaking action sequel, featuring America’s ass-kicking sweetheart in the title role. Zwick and Tom Cruise have worked together before, thanks to the 2003’s epic “The Last Samurai,” and
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17 Great Dramas That Focus on Family First

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We all have them. Families. 

Whether they're abundant and generations are still in existence or if there are only a couple of you who make your world go around, odds are somewhere, someplace, there's someone you'd probably like to hide from on the holidays! 

In the '70s and '80s it was difficult not to find a family's drama on television, but in the 2000s family drama got kicked aside for more violent pursuits. There may be families, but first there was a crime or a crime family. It became all about law and order. 

This list isn't about mob families, or procedural dramas that feature families, but about shows where the family comes first.

One interesting note, though, is that six of these series feature the natural or accidental death of a loved one near the beginning to kick the drama into high gear. Nothing like death to bring a family together.
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Curtis Hanson Rip: 1945-2016

Curtis Hanson--Confidentially

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Alex Simon

Curtis Hanson was my first interview with a fellow film buff and film journalist. He was nice enough to sit down with me twice, first at the Rose Cafe in Venice, then at a lunch spot in the Marina, the name of which has been lost to time. He was then kind enough to invite me to the world premiere of "L.A. Confidential" at the Chinese Theater as his guest, my first time on the red carpet at a real-life Hollywood premiere, and called me after this piece ran to thank me personally. A nice man. Hanson, and co-writer Brian Helgeland, would go on to win Best Adapted Screenplay Oscars for "L.A. Confidential."

Years later, I ran into Hanson at a book signing party for Pat York that was held in Westwood. I approached him and reminded him of our interview a decade or so earlier.
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Slideshow, News: The Hollywood Show in Chicagoland From Sep. 9-11, 2016

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Previous | Image 1 of 17 | Next1970s and ‘80s icon Kristy McNichol.

Chicago – “The Hollywood Show” is an exciting gathering of celebrities and memorabilia for movies, TV and pop culture fans. The latest edition will be this weekend – September 9th-11th, 2016 – at the Hilton/O’Hare Airport Hotel in Rosemont, Ill. (details below). Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com will be there to photograph the stars, and offers a Slideshow featuring the celebrities who attended the 2015 event.

Scheduled to appear at the 2016 Hollywood Show are Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company), Loretta Swit (“M*A*S*H”), Oscar nominated actress Mariel Hemingway, Morgan Fairchild (“Falcon Crest”) and Jan Michael Vincent (“Airwolf”), among many other favorites from “Three’s Company,” “My Three Sons,” and “The Waltons.” There is a fee for autographs and pictures, and the show offers a huge memorabilia market.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to
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50 Years of Fame! Inside the Twists of Fate That Led to Jodie Foster's Wild Ride as a Child Star

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50 Years of Fame! Inside the Twists of Fate That Led to Jodie Foster's Wild Ride as a Child Star
Here's one from the what-if files: What if Jodie Foster's star-making turn never happened? The double Oscar winner, who's celebrating half a century in show business, almost never got the chance to make Taxi Driver, the movie that cemented her place in Hollywood history. Sure, we think of Foster as Hollywood royalty now. But the actress, whose fourth film as a director, Money Monster, comes out Friday, might just be yet another anonymous Yale grad if it weren't for fate. The 53-year-old first got into the business by a stroke of luck. Her mother, Evelyn "Brandy" Almond, toted 3-year-old
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Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73

Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73
Actress Margaret “Maggie” Blye, who starred in the original “The Italian Job,” died on March 24 in West Hollywood, Calif., after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

Blye starred in many films and worked with some of the best in Hollywood: the Oscar-nominated film “Summer and Smoke,” starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, in which she played Dusty; “Hombre” with Paul Newman, Diane Cilento, Barbara Rush, and Richard Boone; “Hard Times” with Charles Bronson and James Coburn; “Waterhole #3” with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; “Diamonds for Breakfast” with Marcello Mastroianni; and “Ash Wednesday,” in which she portrayed Kate Sawyer, the daughter of Elizabeth Taylor’s Barbara Sawyer.

In 1969 Maggie starred as Lorna with Michael Caine and Noel Coward in the original version of “The Italian Job.” Subsequent film credits included “The Sporting Club”; “The Final Chapter: Walking Tall”; “Little Darlings,” with Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol; “The Entity
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Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73

Actress Margaret Blye, Star of the Original ‘The Italian Job,’ Dies at 73
Actress Margaret “Maggie” Blye, who starred in the original “The Italian Job,” died on March 24 in West Hollywood, Calif., after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

Blye starred in many films and worked with some of the best in Hollywood: the Oscar-nominated film “Summer and Smoke,” starring Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page, in which she played Dusty; “Hombre” with Paul Newman, Diane Cilento, Barbara Rush, and Richard Boone; “Hard Times” with Charles Bronson and James Coburn; “Waterhole #3” with Carroll O’Connor and James Coburn; “Diamonds for Breakfast” with Marcello Mastroianni; and “Ash Wednesday,” in which she portrayed Kate Sawyer, the daughter of Elizabeth Taylor’s Barbara Sawyer.

In 1969 Maggie starred as Lorna with Michael Caine and Noel Coward in the original version of “The Italian Job.” Subsequent film credits included “The Sporting Club”; “The Final Chapter: Walking Tall”; “Little Darlings,” with Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol; “The Entity
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Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84

Margaret Hall, a member of the cast on AMC’s “Remember WENN” and a quirky longtime participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” died December 21 in New York City of natural causes. She was 84.

Hall was a SAG/AFTRA & Aea member since the early 1950s, and on Broadway with Laurence Olivier in “Becket.”

The actress appeared on “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns”; 1965 Hallmark Hall of Fame entry “The Holy Terror,” starring Julie Harris; 1978 telepic “Summer of My German Soldier,” starring Kristy McNichol; and “Circus” (1989), as well as films including “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Party Girl” and “The Guru” (2001).

Hall was a participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman” for eight months in 2004-05, each night waving goodnight to the audience with a huge bouquet of flowers in-arms.

She is survived by her husband, actor Gil Rogers, and daughter Amanda.
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Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84

Margaret Hall, ‘Late Show’ Actress, Dies at 84
Margaret Hall, a member of the cast on AMC’s “Remember WENN” and a quirky longtime participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” died December 21 in New York City of natural causes. She was 84.

Hall was a SAG/AFTRA & Aea member since the early 1950s, and on Broadway with Laurence Olivier in “Becket.”

The actress appeared on “One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns”; 1965 Hallmark Hall of Fame entry “The Holy Terror,” starring Julie Harris; 1978 telepic “Summer of My German Soldier,” starring Kristy McNichol; and “Circus” (1989), as well as films including “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Party Girl” and “The Guru” (2001).

Hall was a participant on “The Late Show With David Letterman” for eight months in 2004-05, each night waving goodnight to the audience with a huge bouquet of flowers in-arms.

She is survived by her husband, actor Gil Rogers, and daughter Amanda.
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: First 'Pirates of the Caribbean' One of Most Enjoyable Summer Blockbusters of Early 21st Century

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,
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Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies

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The human condition. It is a tricky and complicated concept for us mortals to grasp in terms of our ugly, unpredictable behaviors. However, when one applies a revealing spotlight on the animal kingdom and takes a look at their on-screen aggression against humans it becomes a whole new ballgame. Occasionally, the source of frustration embedded in these wayward creatures is often times triggered by the psychological prompting of the bad seed humans responsible for their behavioral tirade against nature and man.

In Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies we will look at the bombastic beasts gone ballistic in cinematic society. Maybe you have your own selections of haywire critters out to cause random havoc? If so then they probably would suffice within the theme of this movie column when detailing the animals that run amok on land, by sea or in the air.

The selections for
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Review: "Foxes" (1980) Starring Jodie Foster And Scott Baio; Blu-ray Special Edition From Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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By David Savage

Kino Lorber was right to bring out Foxes (1980) in Blu-ray under their Kl Studio Classics series. The elegant re-issue seems aimed at convincing film snobs that this little gem from the last days of disco finally deserves their attention after a distance of 35 years, during which time it was either dismissed as another insignificant teen comedy of the ‘80s, or as a guilty pleasure. But longtime champions of the film, myself included, need no convincing. We owned the clamshell VHS, we owned the first-generation DVD, and now, if anything, I’d venture to say we feel vindicated that it now carries the stamp as a bonafide classic by a home video label as respected as Kino Lorber. Indeed, a major fist-pump moment comes during director Adrian Lyne’s remark in the audio commentary that Roger Ebert selected it as his favorite film of 1980 and took it with
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Kristy McNichol Shares Why She Left Show Business at Love Boat Reunion

Former television actress Kristy McNichol has opened up about why she left show business.

During a recent reunion for the hit '70s series Love Boat, McNichol, who also starred on the '80s sitcom Empty Nest but vanished from the spotlight in part because she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told People she also left because she wanted to "see what else was out there."

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"I was on the big stage between ages 8 and 30," she added. "I left show business for a variety of reasons, but a big one was my interest in learning what else there is in life ... This phase of my life is so good. My home life is happy and serene. I love singing. I also enjoy traveling and seeing the world. One of my favorite stops is Hawaii. I like everything about it and may eventually move there part-time.
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Kristy McNichol Opens Up About Life After Hollywood: I'm 'Happy and Serene'

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Kristy McNichol Opens Up About Life After Hollywood: I'm 'Happy and Serene'
In the '70s and '80s, Kristy McNichol was one of the most popular actresses of her generation, starring in movies like Little Darlings and TV shows like Family and Empty Nest. Then in the '90s, she stepped away from the spotlight - for good. On Wednesday night, People caught up with the actress at the Love Boat reunion in Fort Lauderdale, where the cast gathered to christen a new Regal Princess cruise ship and celebrate 50 years of Princess Cruises. McNichol, who appeared as a guest star on the show, said she left show business to "see what else was out there.
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The Cast of The Love Boat Reunites (Photo)

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The Cast of The Love Boat Reunites (Photo)
Reunion on the Lido Deck! The original cast of The Love Boat - along with a whole lot of former guest stars - gathered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Wednesday to help christen a new line of Princess Cruise ships. But it's unlikely the ships were nearly as interesting as the reunion itself, which included the drama's original stars such as Gavin Macleod (Capt. Merrill Stubing), Lauren Tewes (Cruise Director Julie McCoy), Fred Grandy (Purser Gopher Smith), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing), and Ted Lange (Bartender Isaac Washington). Joining the veterans were some of the drama's repeat guest stars,
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Code Red Set to Unleash Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker To DVD This July!

Some great news was sent our way from Code Red/Brandon Sites, regarding the upcoming DVD release of William Asher’s 1982 horror film Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning), making its DVD debut this July, in a brand new HD transfer. If any of you fright fiends haven’t had the chance to see this one yet, be ready, as it’s a hell of a movie, and one to pick up for sure. First news of Scream Factory’s Phantom Of The Paradise Bluray and now this..today is shaping up to be quite the day for great release news. For the complete information regarding the release (thanks again to Brandon Sites!), along with some stills from the brand new HD transfer of the film, read on!

“Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning) is often one of the most requested horror movie titles that’s never been released to DVD,
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‘White Dog’ Blu-ray Review (Eureka MoC)

Stars: Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Jameson Parker, Helen Siff, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Paul Bartel | Written by Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Directed by Samuel Fuller

In 1982, the late Massachusetts film-maker, Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One, Shock Corridor) took his place behind the camera to tell a story of racism, hope, neglect and terror in the wonderful, chilling, poignant and ruthless film, White Dog.

Based on a true life story that was published at one time in Life Magazine in the 1970′s, White Dog follows the character of Julie Sawyer (Kristy McNichol) who accidentally hits a dog with her car while on a night drive in a secluded forest-heavy area of the Hollywood hills. She takes in the dog after being informed that the pound would put him to sleep, and soon finds that the dog, a white German Shepard, though loyal to her, has a dark and violent tendency
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Dog Watches TV, Bites Rapist In Clip From Sam Fuller's White Dog

Sam Fuller's classic thriller White Dog gets the Masters of Cinema treatment later this month, with a brand new dual format Blu-ray/DVD release hitting UK shelves on 31st March. The film stars Paul Winfield and Kristy McNichol in the story of a stray dog that is discovered to have been conditioned to attack black people. Fuller's controversial film, which questions whether racism is a treatable condition, or an untreatable problem, will be making its Blu-ray debut, courtesy of those good people over at Eureka Entertainment, and you can check out a clip from the newly restored version of the film below, to whet our appetites....

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