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Director/ writer/ actor Gary Marshall dies at age 81

22 July 2016 9:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Tuesday July 19, Hollywood lost a giant in the world of comedy with the passing of beloved director/writer/producer/actor Gary Marshall at the age of 81. While most of the news outlets focused in on his considerable work in television (he practically owned Tuesday nights in the 1970’s with his “Happy Days” empire), this site would like to salute Mr. Marshall’s work on both sides of the camera.

After impressive writing credits on many of the classic sitcoms of the 1960’s, it was inevitable that the movie studios would tap him to contribute to several screenplays. The first was produced in 1968, a marriage comedy starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds, How Sweet It Is. A youth-oriented romantic comedy starring Jacqueline Bisset, The Grasshopper, was released in 1970. TV triumphs quickly followed, so Marshall’s movie career was put on hold for more than a dozen years. 1982 was the year »

- Jim Batts

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Who Should Receive Honorary Oscars Next?

19 July 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're about one month away from the announcement of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients. They're usuallly announced at the end of August for a November Governor's Awards ceremony. This year's ceremony will be on November 12th. Last year rumors circled that it was Doris Day's turn but that didn't turn out to be accurate. For the past two years, The Film Experience has tried to make up for the dearth of movie site reporting about the Oscar Honorary careers (beyond the sharing of press releases / YouTube videos of their speeches) with mini-retrospectives so we're always hoping they'll choose well to give us wonderful careers to discuss right here. 

Let's reprint a list of worthies we shared a year or so ago, with a few adjustments, in case any of the elites in the Academy are undecided about who to put forth or get behind for these coveted honors.

 

James Ivory »

- NATHANIEL R

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Looking For Albert Brooks In The Netflix World

10 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

In the hierarchy of significance in what made news this past week, the sudden availability of the entirety of Albert Brooks’ output of feature films as a writer-director via Netflix Streaming may not carry the urgency of, say, the alarming continuance of African-American deaths under police fire, the attack on a peaceful protest against police violence by shooters who killed five law enforcement officers and wounded several more in Dallas, the ongoing partisan bloviating inspired by the FBI’s decision to not charge Hilary Clinton with federal crimes, or the frightening clown circus of offenses that characterizes the dawning of each new day in Donald Trump’s  presidential campaign. But art can, among many other things, provide a momentary respite from pain, sometimes even while examining some of the more frustrating, self-centric and petty dissonances within our own, or someone’s else’s worldview, and in this Brooks’ films at »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Netflix Will Stream 7 Albert Brooks Movies for the First Time

30 June 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix is throwing a film festival for Albert Brooks: The service is making seven movies written and directed by the comedian available for the first time on a subscription-streaming service, starting Friday, July 1.

The films are: “Defending Your Life,” “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World,” “Lost in America,” “Modern Romance,” “Mother,” “The Muse” and Brooks’ directorial debut “Real Life.” The titles will be available only to Netflix’s U.S. subscribers.

Albert Brooks and his films have been a huge influence on American comedy,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. “His innovative early short films and comedy albums lead to body of film work that thrives in the culture and keeps us laughing today. We are proud to have our U.S. Netflix members revisit these great works and to help introduce Brooks’ comedies to the next generation of fans.”

Brooks currently can be heard as »

- Todd Spangler

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Willem Dafoe -- Who Wants My Super Bowl Dress?

6 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Think you got better legs than Willem Dafoe? You might get your chance to prove it ... 'cause the Marilyn Monroe dress he donned for his Super Bowl 50 commercial is hitting the auction block. You remember the clip ... Dafoe rocked a replica white dress from Marilyn's legendary subway grate scene from "The Seven Year Itch" for a Snickers commercial. Funny stuff.  Now, the folks at Julien's Auctions got their hands on it -- and are putting »

- TMZ Staff

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Hump Day Link Night

1 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Vanity Fair Brie Larson reportedly frontrunner to play Captain Marvel. I'll believe that movie when I see it.

Boy Culture 90 things Marilyn Monroe would have done if she'd lived to be 90 today

The Playlist Susanne Bier, the Oscar winning Danish director of Brothers and After the Wedding fame, is rumored to be in the running to direct the next Bond film

Screencraft Do professional readers only read the first ten pages of each screenplay in their stacks? If you're an aspiring screenwriter you should read this.

Variety Jake Gyllenhaal to star in The Division, an adaptation of a video game

 

People Archives Mark Harris pointed us to this amazing profile of Sandy Dennis, Oscar-winner and crazy cat lady from 1989 

Vox has a detailed analysis and cool sortable list of all major TV characters who died this season, As per usual they're still killing off minorities in disproportionate numbers. Out of »

- NATHANIEL R

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Billie Lourd's Famous Grandmother Debbie Reynolds Loves Scream Queens: 'She Thinks It's Hilarious'

17 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Billie Lourd comes from a long line of famous women, and they're all just as awesome as you might imagine. People caught up with the actress at Monday night's People & Entertainment Weekly Upfronts party in New York City, and Lourd spilled all the details on mom Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, who just debuted their documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in Cannes."I was [interviewed] a little bit, but not that much," said Lourd, 23. "It was more of a Debbie-Carrie thing. I'm always proud of my mother, she's killing it right now. She's incredible." "I should do [a documentary] about my mom now, »

- Jeffrey Slonim and Aurelie Corinthios

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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars studio sent personal trainer to check my weight

16 May 2016 4:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and writer reveals good-natured battle against studio-ordered weight loss in new documentary about relationship with mother Debbie Reynolds

Carrie Fisher has revealed how the makers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens sent a personal trainer to her home to weigh her, remove unhealthy food from her cupboards and persuade her to exercise.

Related: Carrie Fisher: I felt pressured to lose weight for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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- Ben Child

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Cannes Review: 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Is a Touching Mother-Daughter Documentary

14 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Carrie Fisher has a life-sized Princess Leia sex doll in the attic of her house, but she can't figure out how it works. Her mother, "Singin' in the Rain" star Debbie Reynolds, once amassed the world's largest collection of movie memorabilia before she had to sell most of it in order to pay off her debt. These are two magnificent women who live in the shadows of their own legacies, surrounded by petrified images of their former selves. Fisher has been in the public eye since the day was born, and her tumultuous private life has always been an open book (two of them, actually), but neither she nor her mother have ever been seen quite as clearly as they are in the casually enthralling new documentary, "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds."  Read More: Cannes Classics Highlights Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Women of Old Hollywood The »

- David Ehrlich

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HBO’s Docu ‘Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds’ – Cannes Video

13 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: “Mother and I live next door to each other, separated by one daunting hill,” Carrie Fisher explains in this HBO Documentary Films feature, having its world premiere this week at Cannes. “I usually come to her. I always come to her.” HBO calls Bright Lights “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity.” At 83, Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ In The Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) still performs a Las Vegas act, sheathed in gold lamé. But… »

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HBO’s Docu ‘Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds’ – Cannes Video

13 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: “Mother and I live next door to each other, separated by one daunting hill,” Carrie Fisher explains in this HBO Documentary Films feature, having its world premiere this week at Cannes. “I usually come to her. I always come to her.” HBO calls Bright Lights “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity.” At 83, Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ In The Rain, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) still performs a Las Vegas act, sheathed in gold lamé. But… »

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Funniest Mom Ever: The Detour’s Natalie Zea talks Debbie Reynolds, cars and breast milk?

9 May 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

That didn’t just happen. Yep, she ate all of those pot-laced gummy bears and left her husband naked at the Swift Stays Suite pool. That’s the loopy, making-the-best-of-this-road-trip-gone-bad Robin Parker, whose questionable parenting — combined with such sincere explanations — make her one of the funniest moms on TV today. Natalie Zea is comic gold as Robin in the TBS breakout comedy The Detour (Mondays 9pm Et). The series comes from comedy’s new powerhouse couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee and is achingly hilarious. The former Justified star (she played Raylan Givens’ love interest Winona) and The Following (she was Joe … Continue reading →

The post Funniest Mom Ever: The Detour’s Natalie Zea talks Debbie Reynolds, cars and breast milk? appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Barb Oates

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Cannes 2016. Lineup

22 April 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 69th edition of the festival:COMPETITIONOpening Night: Café Society (Woody Allen) [Out of Competition]Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)La Fille Inconnue (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)Juste La Fin du Monde (Xavier Dolan)Ma Loute (Bruno Dumont)Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)Rester Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)Mal de Pierres (Nicole Garcia)I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza)Bacalaureat (Cristian Mungiu)Loving (Jeff Nichols)Agassi (Park Chan-Wook)The Last Face (Sean Penn)Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)Elle (Paul Verhoeven)The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding-Refn)The Salesman (Asgha Farhadi)Un Certain REGARDOpening Film: Clash (Mohamed Diab)Varoonegi (Behnam Behzadi)Apprentice (Boo Junfeng)Voir du Pays (Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin)La Danseuse (Stéphanie Di Giusto)La »

- Notebook

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Cannes Classics line-up includes Tavernier documentary

20 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.

Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français will receive a world premiere at the Cannes Classic section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22).

The revered French filmmaker has described his latest work as an expression of “gratitude to all the filmmakers, writers, actors and musicians that have appeared suddenly in my life.”

Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français is a Little Bear-Gaumont-Pathé co-production and was made in participation with Canal+, Cine+ and the Sacem, with the support of Région Ile-de-France and Cnc. Gaumont will handle international sales and Pathé have distribution in France. The film will be released in theaters in October 2016.  

As in previous years, Cannes Classic will also feature nine documentaries about cinema and restored prints of 20 international classics including rare gems »

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Cannes Classics line-up revealed; world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier documentary

20 April 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Section to include a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin, the 70th anniversary of the Fipresci prize, a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman and the double Palme d’Or of 1966.

Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français will receive a world premiere at the Cannes Classic section of the Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22).

The legendary French filmmaker has described his latest work as an expression of “gratitude to all the filmmakers, writers, actors and musicians that have appeared suddenly in my life.”

Voyage à Travers le Cinéma Français is a Little Bear-Gaumont-Pathé co-production and was made in participation with Canal+, Cine+ and the Sacem, with the support of Région Ile-de-France and Cnc. Gaumont will handle international sales and Pathé have distribution in France. The film will be released in theaters in October 2016.  

As in previous years, Cannes Classic will also feature nine documentaries about cinema and restored »

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Cannes Classics to Honor Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo, Unveils 2016 Lineup

20 April 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frederick Wiseman and Raymond Depardo will be honored, while “The French Connection” and “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin will give the annual Cinema Masterclass at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Classics, the selection dedicated to heritage films, unveiled on Wednesday its 2016 lineup, which includes the world premiere preview of Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary about French cinema, “Voyage à travers le cinéma français.”

The program will screen Depardo’s “Faits Divers” (1983) and Wiseman’s “Hospital” (1969).

Most of the films will be released in theaters and on DVD/Blu-ray. The Cannes Classics program will be screened at Paris’ Les Fauvettes theater, the festival Cinema Rittrovato in Bologna and the Institut Lumière in Lyon.

Here’s the full lineup:

Documentaries About Cinema

• The Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya (2016, 1h36, India)

• The Family Whistle by Michele Russo (2016, 1h05, Italy)

• Cinema Novo by Eryk Rocha (2016, 1h30, Brazil)

• Midnight Returns: The Story of »

- Variety Staff

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2016 Cannes Classics Line-Up Includes Restored Films By Kieślowski, Tarkovsky, Godard & More

20 April 2016 8:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that most of the Cannes Film Festival 2016 line-up has been settled when it comes to new premieres, their Cannes Classics sidebar of restored films is not only a treat for those attending, but a hint at what we can expect to arrive at repertory theaters and labels like Criterion in the coming years.

Today they’ve unveiled their line-up, which is toplined by Bertrand Tavernier‘s new 3-hour and 15-minute documentary about French cinema, Voyage à travers le cinéma français. They will also be screening William Friedkin‘s Sorcerer following his masterclass. Along with various documentaries, both classics in the genre and ones about films, they will also premiere new restorations of Andrei Tarkovsky‘s SolarisJean-Luc Godard‘s Masculin féminin, two episodes of Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s The Decalogue, as well as films from Kenji Mizoguchi, Marlon Brando, Jacques Becker, Mario Bava, and more.

Check out the line-up below. »

- Jordan Raup

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Review: ‘Empire’ Sings Same Old Tune in Midseason Premiere

29 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Empire” returns from its midseason hiatus with fresh episodes starting March 30, although given the plot twists, the first two hours sort of feel like a rerun. Perhaps inevitably, Fox’s breakthrough hit has begun repeating itself, playing out new angles on the central conflict – the battle for control of Empire Entertainment – that will seemingly allow every family member to claim stewardship of the company for at least a while. In the process, the series looks even more like the reboot of “Dallas” and “Dynasty” that it ostensibly is, while exposing differences between that era of TV consumption and this one.

Written and directed by Danny Strong, the first hour picks up where the break left off, with the pregnant Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) getting pushed down a flight of stairs. Alas, those expecting quick answers about the who or why of that obviously haven’t been paying attention to the way »

- Brian Lowry

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Susan Slept Here

29 March 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

All hail Frank Tashlin! America's subversive secret weapon of the 1950s made incredible adult live-action cartoon movies that satirized all the sex and vulgarity denied by the mainstream. In Technicolor! Political incorrectness meets lollypop-sweet sentimentality in a farce that transcends good taste. Susan Slept Here Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1954 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Alvy Moore, Glenda Farrell, Horace McMahon, Herb Vigran, Les Tremayne, Mara Lane, Maidie Norman, Rita Johnson, Ellen Corby, Red Skelton. Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca Film Editor Harry Marker Original Music Leigh Harline Choreographer Robert Sidney Written by Alex Gottlieb from a play by Gottlieb and Steve Fisher Produced by Harriet Parsons Directed by Frank Tashlin

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Director Frank Tashlin has finally found an appreciative audience with adventurous film fans, but the charms of his glorious style of filmmaking are unknown to »

- Glenn Erickson

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Review: "The 88Th Annual Academy Awards"

29 February 2016 8:40 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Remember the old days when unpredictable occurrences seemed to predictably occur at the Oscars ceremony? There was the nude streaker who failed to unravel the ever-unflappable David Niven. There were the political activist winners who used the forum to grandstand for their favorite causes. This included Vanessa Redgrave's pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist remarks during her acceptance speech, Marlon Brando sending a surrogate to reject his "Godfather" Oscar in protest of Hollywood's treatment of Native Americans, "Patton" winner George C. Scott refusing to show up at all in protest of the competitive nature of awards shows, the producers of the anti-Vietnam War documentary "Hearts and Minds" taking solace that that the nation was about to be "liberated" by a brutal communist regime, which caused another stir when Frank Sinatra was pushed on stage at Bob Hope's urging to read a hastily-scribbled denouncement of the remark. The Oscars haven't »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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