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Mary Poppins

4 July 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Disney's spellbinding musical stars the primly perfect Julie Andrews as an Edwardian nanny whose magical powers and sense of adventure transform the lives of a stuffy banker's young children. The combination of zesty animation, sweet sentiment and wonderful tunes (including A Spoonful of Sugar, Let's Go Fly A Kite, and the Oscar-winning Chim Chim Cher-ee) make it an absolute family delight. To add to the fun, Dick Van Dyke puts the poppycock in Cockney as Ms Poppins' all singin', all dancin' chim-chimeree chum. »

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Gor blimey! Us stars attempt the English accent - Best and worst

3 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Beginning tonight at 9pm, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in BBC Two's new eight-part thriller The Honourable Woman.

In the drama from The Shadow Line writer Hugo Blick, New York-born Maggie boasts an impressive English accent in her role as Nessa Stein.

This got us to thinking - which other Us stars have attempted to mimic the Brit twang... and how did they fare?

Gillian Anderson - The Fall

Bit of a cheat, this one. If you've ever wondered how Chicago-born X-Files star Anderson manages to pull off that flawless English intonation in the BBC's The Fall and Great Expectations, it's more than just her considerable acting talent - Gillian spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and continues to divide her time between England and the States.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors

Gwynnie's near-perfect cutglass vocals would end up winning her an Oscar in 1998's Shakespeare in Love, but the »

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Gor blimey! Us stars attempt the English accent - Best and worst

3 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Beginning tonight at 9pm, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars in BBC Two's new eight-part thriller The Honourable Woman.

In the drama from The Shadow Line writer Hugo Blick, New York-born Maggie boasts an impressive English accent in her role as Nessa Stein.

This got us to thinking - which other Us stars have attempted to mimic the Brit twang... and how did they fare?

Gillian Anderson - The Fall

Bit of a cheat, this one. If you've ever wondered how Chicago-born X-Files star Anderson manages to pull off that flawless English intonation in the BBC's The Fall and Great Expectations, it's more than just her considerable acting talent - Gillian spent her childhood in the United Kingdom and continues to divide her time between England and the States.

Gwyneth Paltrow - Sliding Doors

Gwynnie's near-perfect cutglass vocals would end up winning her an Oscar in 1998's Shakespeare in Love, but the »

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‘The Stepfather’ is a cold, calculating piece of brilliance

30 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Stepfather

Directed by Joseph Ruben

Written by Donald E. Westlake

USA / 1987

I would like to tell you about a monster, our final monster in our month of great monsters of the screen. The monster is the modern, American family.

So perfect is that wholesome, Norman Rockwell family that if it doesn’t work right, Terry O’Quinn will kill for it. Literally.

The Stepfather has grown into a cult classic, and it is well deserved of such a status. It opens with O’Quinn standing naked in a bathroom, shaving. Then he gets dressed, takes his bags, and walks out the door near the bodies of the family he just murdered. See, the catch with marrying gold ol’ Terry is that if even for a moment he doesn’t have a Rockwellian life, he’ll kill all of you.

The Stepfather was inspired by the true story of John List, »

- Kenny Hedges

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Looking back at Dick Tracy

26 June 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Becky looks back at an almost-forgotten comic book adaptation from a time before they were cool: Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy.

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Chester Gould’s famous yellow-coated detective, Dick Tracy, has appeared across various mediums since his first comic strip appearance in 1931, but it wasn’t until 1990 that the character made his way into blockbuster territory. It may have been considered less than successful on release and forgotten to a certain extent since then, but there is a lot to love about Warren Beatty’s film, imbued with an infectious sense of fun and comic strip visuals that continue to impress.

Dick Tracy went through several hands before it finally landed Beatty in the director’s chair, though the actor had had a concept for it as far back as 1975. It’s a long and rocky development history that saw names such as Steven Spielberg and John Landis offered the »

- sarahd

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You Have to Check Out These Incredible Game of Thrones Impressions Right Now

23 June 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Missing Game of Thrones already? We certainly are, but luckily there are people like Steve Love to make the show's absence hurt just a little less. The Canadian impressionist uploads a selection of voice impressions of various characters after each season of the HBO hit, and this year's installment is no disappointment. Check out Love's hilarious impressions of everyone from Jon Snow to Prince Oberyn (Rip), and the short comedy routines that accompany them. Then, cry to yourself about how your own English accent always just sounds like Dick Van Dyke in Marry Poppins and make it even worse by remembering that season five of Game of Thrones is so far away. So, so far away.  Luckily, »

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The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

23 June 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives. But whisper a perfectly-timed “mawage” in their direction during a wedding, and the resulting blank stare or awkward chuckle will expose an inconceivable pop-cultural blind spot. Someone failed them when they were growing up.

In many ways it’s too late for them, but we can still save the next generation. The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13) is a starting point. This isn’t a list of the 55 “best” kids movies, »

- EW staff

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Father's Day: Celebs choose their favorite TV dads -- Video

13 June 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

In honor of Father’s Day, EW asked celebs to name their favorite TV dad, with the responses ranging from meth kingpins to Dick Van Dyke.

Participants included John Leguizamo, Jordan Gavaris, Sam Trammell, Gillian Anderson, Clark Gregg, Chris D’Elia, Pedro Pascal, Sophia Bush, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Bob Saget, Ryan Eggold, Timothy Simons, Molly Tarlov, Allison Tolman, Josh Thomas, Theo Rossi, and Mark Feuerstein.

And yes, one of them chooses Dexter Morgan’s father.

Watch the video below: »

- Samantha Highfill

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Astronaut's Vine Video From Space Is Out of This World—Watch!

6 June 2014 7:18 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Dick Van Dyke's dancing Vine video was pretty amazing, but Reid Wiseman's new clip might be even better than that. While many people try to create six seconds of genius, the astronaut took things to a completely different level—an intergalactical level, if you will—by sharing the first Vine video from space! Yes, outerspace! "1st Vine from space! Single Earth orbit. Sun never sets flying parallel w/terminator line #Iss #Exp40," Wiseman wrote with the video that displays the Earth's orbit. Wiseman has become quite the social media savant while in space, tweeting photos of the Earth while on his mission and even some selfies! Wiseman is a former Navy aviator who flew »

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How TV’s Bad Boys Reap Emmy Awards

4 June 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rascals are in vogue these days. Just ask Emmy.

Last year’s lead actor in a drama slate featured Walter White of “Breaking Bad,” Don Draper of “Mad Men,” Frank Underwood of “House of Cards” and Damian Lewis of “Homeland.” Connivers and cheaters all; many of them killers, too.

All remain eligible this year. And if 2013’s good fellas (“Downton Abbey” patriarch Lord Grantham, and “The Newsroom” award-copping lead Will McAvoy) get snubbed, plenty of GoodFellas wait in the wings to steal their slots, from Red Reddington of “The Blacklist” and Nucky Thompson of “Boardwalk Empire,” to Rustin Cohle on “True Detective” and the psycho to top all psychos, “Hannibal.”

What is it about all these bastards? Is there something in the zeitgeist that’s being reflected here? Let’s back up a little.

Still reeling from JFK’s murder, 1964 America looked to perpetuate New Frontier idealism. So while Lbj passed progressive social legislation, »

- Bob Verini

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Hollywood Columnist Marilyn Beck Dies at 85

1 June 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Marilyn Beck, prominent Hollywood columnist who led the way for a hard news approach to celebrity journalism, died Saturday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 85.

A straight-shooter who was known for asking celebrities the hard questions, she wrote a five-day-a-week column that, at the height of her fame, was running in some 500 papers, domestic and international.

Beck often touched on subjects that celebrities were hesitant to talk about otherwise, such as when she asked Sylvester Stallone about leaving his wife. She also played the investigative role at times, digging into the drug culture in Aspen, Colorado, after the shooting of skier Spider Sabich by singer Claudine Longet.

Beck was also noted for scoring several memorable interviews. She was the first to interview Elvis Presley after he left the military, and had candid conversations with Dick Van Dyke (who chose her to go »

- Alex Stedman

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Angelina and Brad Pitt Share Big News at the Premiere of Maleficent, Levar Burton Resurrects Reading Rainbow!

30 May 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and the kiddos came out for the premiere of Maleficent. We got some juicy gossip about Angelinas eldest Maddox. He has a girlfriend. Angelina says she's English and very nice. Whew, at almost-13, he is already dealing with long distance relationships.

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Brad Pitt wasn't so lucky at the premiere of Maleficent. During "autograph time" as we like to call it, a fan jumped over the fence and tried to punch Brad in the face. This "fan" as people like to call him, was really just a celebrity prankster that likes to grope and punch celebrities. Brad Pitt now has a temporary restraining order against him. Or as we like to call it a "get the hell away from me".

Entertainment. Gossip. Life.

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Squeal. Levar Burton is bringing back Reading Rainbow! How are we so sure about it? The day he »

- Leslie Nesbit

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This Video of Dick Van Dyke Dancing in a Store Is Amazing, Odd & the Best Thing You'll See This Week

29 May 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Need a Thursday afternoon pick-me-up? Well here you go! In a Vine video posted online today by Dick Van Dyke's wife Arlene, the 88-year-old acting legend shows off some hip dance moves! The funny and unusual clip depicts Van Dyke dancing in the middle of a clothing store. The hilarious Marry Poppins star, who's wearing dark pants, a beige shirt and sunglasses over his face, swings his arms, shakes his hips and shuffles across the shop's wood floor as Arlene captures his moves on camera. "The wait is over...another Mr Vandy Dancing Vine Dick Van Dyke , @iammrvandy," she captioned the amazing video. Pretty hilarious if you ask us! This isn't the first time Arlene has »

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Interview: Cindy Caponera on Her New Book ‘I Triggered Her Bully’

26 May 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It was a cold Chicago day in May, typical of the endless winter. The coffee shop was warm and inviting, as I waited to interview the comedy icon, Cindy Caponera. She had written a book – “I Triggered Her Bully” – but as she walked in I was more interested in what she was wearing.

Her pullover was resplendent with an inlayed collar design, a thread embroidery that took me back to the court of Marie Antoinette. She paired that with one of the latest and hottest styles, the casual stretch pant, which she pulled off like a young Audrey Hepburn brought back to life for a chocolate ad. Her manicure, which she described as “mediocre,” glowed under the halogen lamps of the shop like Michael Jackson brought back to life as a sequined corpse. She said she had spent 45 minutes to make her eyebrows less purple, and as I looked more closely, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Definitive Movie Musicals: 10-1

25 May 2014 9:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The end is here – if someone asked you what the most important movie musical of all time was, it would come from this portion of the list. Obviously, it’s all subjective, but it’s difficult to make a case against the influence of these films on our culture and the industry as a whole. So, cue the orchestra and practice your dance moves, because the closing number is here.

courtesy of rowthree.com

10. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Directed by John Badham

Signature Song: “Stayin’ Alive” (http://youtu.be/Fa9n7GirhsI)

After making a name for himself with TV’s “Welcome Back Kotter,” John Travolta became a star with 1977′s cultural landmark Saturday Night Fever, a dance musical where Travolta plays Tony Manero, a young man who works a dead-end job, but spends his weekends as the king of the dance floor at a Brooklyn disco. The soundtrack, which was »

- Joshua Gaul

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Leave David Tennant alone he makes a pretty good American | Erica Buist

15 May 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The sultry Scotsman's accent in Gracepoint, the Fox remake of Broadchurch, wasn't always perfect but he's hardly Dick Van Dyke

After decades of exporting horrendous attempts at "British" accents, America has panned David Tennant's attempts to sound Californian in Gracepoint, the Fox remake of ITV crime drama Broadchurch. Alicia Lutes at Bustle.com called it "curious at best" and asked: "Who the heck is this new American iteration and what have you done with our sultry, Shakespearean-trained Scotsman?!"

My instinct here is to jump in yelling, "All right, leave him alone! It's not as terrible as all that!" He's no Hugh Laurie, I admit. My ear picks up on sounds and intonation at a forensic level whether I want it to or not, and in the entire run of House I only heard one, maybe two pronunciation mistakes, and I let them go immediately because life's too short to be annoyed at Hugh Laurie. »

- Erica Buist

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Watch: David Steinberg dishes 'Inside Comedy,' Johnny Carson and Jimmy Fallon

13 May 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"As a comedian, I have no range whatsoever," admits David Steinberg during an exclusive Gold Derby webchat. "I am amazed that I've had a career because I can't do anything. I don't sing. I don't dance. I don't do impressions." -Break- Steinberg just finished his third season as host of Showtime's "Inside Comedy." On this lively talker, he discusses comedy and careers with veteran comics and current stars. His guests included Alan Arkin, Jimmy Fallon, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Key and Peele, Dick Van Dyke, and Fred Willard. Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel His accomplished 45-year career has included a controversial stint with the Smothers Brothers, many stand-up appearances, and ranking as one of Johnny Carson's favorite comedians on "The Tonight Show" (guesting over 130 times, second only to Bob Hope). Regarding the recent late night turnover and Fa »

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Join our live Emmy chat with David Steinberg ('Inside Comedy') this Monday

11 May 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Why do all of the top comedians past and present want to talk with David Steinberg? That's one topic we'll cover when the actor, comedian, director, writer, and host of Showtime's "Inside Comedy" joins us for a live chat this Monday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. Pt/ 2:00 p.m. Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Just during this past third season alone, Steinberg has discussed comedy with Alan Arkin, Jimmy Fallon, Jonah Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Key and Peele, Dick Van Dyke and Fred Willard. Subscribe to Gold Derby's YouTube Channel His accomplished 45-year career has included a controversial stint with the Smothers Brothers, many stand-up appearances, and as one of Johnny Carson's favorite comedians on "The Tonight Show." Steinberg has directed dozens of television shows including "Designing Women," "The Golden Girls," "Mad About You," and "Newhart," e »

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'Night at the Museum 3' Officially Titled 'Secret of the Tomb'

6 May 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has officially titled its third Night at the Museum adventure Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which is set for release on December 19.

Ben Stiller returns as museum security guard Larry Daley in this new adventure which shifts the action across the pond to London. No story details have been confirmed at this time, but franchise regulars Ricky Gervais (Dr. McPhee), Robin Williams (Teddy Roosevelt) and Dick Van Dyke (Cecil) are returning. Mickey Rooney, who passed away in April, was expected to return as Gus, although it isn't known if he had filmed his part prior to his passing, since production began in January.

New cast members include Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley and Carla Gugino. Production is still under way, under the direction of Shawn Levy, who is working from a script by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant.

Night at the Museum »

- MovieWeb

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Some thoughts on the Star Wars: Episode VII casting

29 April 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Andrew Blair 30 Apr 2014 - 06:07

We take a look at the announced cast for Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, at who's not there, and what it all means...

So the Jedi have returned again, as is their wont (they basically do it in every film), and this time they've brought some younglings with them. The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII - well, most of it - has been announced.

Accompanying Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will be John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow. Oh, and John Williams is doing the music again, because Star Wars wouldn't be Star Wars without John Williams.

The New Faces

Of the new names, we have Ming the Merciless himself -  von Sydow - and Andy Serkis. They're experienced pros and bring with them reputations for, »

- simonbrew

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