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Film News Roundup: American Genre Film Archive Partners With Shaw Brothers (Exclusive)

In today’s film news roundup, American Genre Film Archive will distribute 30 restorations from Shaw Brothers, Skydance hires a Paramount veteran, and Xlrator buys a pair of documentaries.

Shaw Restorations

American Genre Film Archive has unveiled a partnership with Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio, under which it will distribute 30 new restorations from the Shaw vaults to theaters in 2018.

This is Agfa’s latest collaboration following their distribution partnerships with genre home video labels Arrow Films for “Donnie Darko,” Severin Films for “Santa Sangre,” and Vinegar Syndrome for “Dolemite.”

Founded in 1958, Shaw Brothers produced many popular Chinese-language genre films.

“It’s a dream come true to help a new generation of film lovers discover the Shaw Brothers catalog,” Agfa director Joe Ziemba said. “These movies deserve a new life on the big screen, where they can fulfill their destiny of melting as many minds as possible.”

Shaw Brothers movies are available on digital cinema package and in
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Ratings: The X-Files and 9-1-1 Slip; Modern Family No. 200 Tops Night

ABC’s Modern Family milestone led Wednesday night in the demo, as Fox’s 9-1-1 dialed it down in Week 2.

The X-Files drew 3.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, dropping 25 and 23 percent from its Season 11 opener; 9-1-1 led out of that with 5.5 mil and a 1.5, down 19 and 16 percent from its solid launch.

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Over on ABC, The Goldbergs (6 mil/1.5) and Speechless (4.4 mil/1.1) were steady, while Modern Family Episode 200 (5.8 mil/1.6), American Housewife (4.2 mil/1.2) and Match Game (3.3 mil/0.8) each dipped a tenth.

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Gilbert Gottfried On Dirty Jokes, A Surprise Evolution To Family Man, and His Problem With Hitler — Turn It On Podcast

  • Indiewire
Gilbert Gottfried On Dirty Jokes, A Surprise Evolution To Family Man, and His Problem With Hitler — Turn It On Podcast
You don’t know Gilbert Gottfried. You think you do, but you don’t. He’s been called the ‘comic’s comic,” and has been a staple of TV and film for years. His signature voice and crinked eyes have been imitated by thousands. But the new documentary “Gilbert, A Gilbert Gottfried Story” shows an entirely different side of the comedian who’s been entertaining audiences for four decades.

“It was uncomfortable from beginning to end,” cracked Gottfried, who spoke to IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast (along with filmmaker Neil Berkeley) about making the documentary, fame, and the state of comedy. Listen below!

Berkeley’s “Gilbert,” which premieres Dec. 29 on Hulu, came out of a desire by Gilbert’s wife Dara to showcase an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming
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Flashback! See Meghan Markle as a Sexy Santa on Deal or No Deal

Flashback! See Meghan Markle as a Sexy Santa on Deal or No Deal
Before she became a star on Suits, Meghan Markle was a case model on Deal or No Deal. And ever since Markle became engaged to Prince Harry in November, pictures from her earlier years have been surfacing. In this 2006 photo, Markle can be seen wearing a sexy Santa outfit on an episode of the show as she stands with case 24. Along with her fellow case models, Markle also strikes a pose with host Howie Mandel for the holiday themed episode, which aired on Christmas Day 11 years ago. But this year, Markle will be celebrating Christmas a little bit differently. A source told E! News earlier this month that after spending time with her mother Doria Ragland in Los Angeles, Markle will...
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Doing Things, Known For Popular Instagram Accounts, Announces Partnership With Howie Mandel

Howie Mandel has decided to make a deal with an upstart digital media brand. The man best known for his roles on shows like Deal or No Deal and America's Got Talent will produce a project alongside Doing Things, which is known for its network of popular Instagram accounts.

Each Doing Things account curates user-generated clips based around a specific themes. The brand's most popular hub is Drunk People Doing Things, a catalog of the stupid decisions made by intoxicated individuals. That collection of stunts, bloopers, and other clips has more than two million followers. Other Doing Things channels feature tried-and-true viral video subjects like animals and elders.

The partnership with Mandel will include multiple digital shows that will be centered around content from the Doing Things library. A video introducing it can be found on the Drunk People Doing Things page:

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Double Dare's Marc Summers — Who Beat Ocd and Escaped Death Twice — Reflects on His Long Career

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Double Dare's Marc Summers — Who Beat Ocd and Escaped Death Twice — Reflects on His Long Career
Marc Summers became a household name in the late ‘80s on Nickelodeon’s ooey, gooey game show for kids, Double Dare. But

the charismatic host who beamed on camera as the network’s signature “slime” slid down his suit would rush to remove his clothes as soon as the broadcast ended. Summers, now 66, was suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a condition he hadn’t even heard of until he was diagnosed live on his own Lifetime talk show in 1995.

Going public put his career on hold — until the Food Network took a chance on him in 2001, tapping him to
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Gremlins is Being Re-Released in Theaters in December!

If you're a fan of Gremlins and it's one of your favorite Christmas movies, you'll be happy to learn that the film is being re-released in theaters starting on December 8th! The event is called Gremlins: Breaking The Rules, and it's definitely something I'd love to take the family to.

I love this movie and I always try to watch it around Christmas time. Now I'll be able to watch it this year on the big screen! That's pretty rad. There's even a trailer that was released for the screening event that you can watch below!

The most important rule, the rule you can never forget, no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight…The tale of a cute and furry Christmas gift that multiplies into many, many, many terrifying Christmas gifts, Gremlins is a sublimely perfect mix of comedy and horror.
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Watch Meghan Markle as a Briefcase Model on 'Deal or No Deal'

Watch Meghan Markle as a Briefcase Model on 'Deal or No Deal'
Long before she was a soon-to-be member of the royal family, Meghan Markle was a briefcase model on Deal or No Deal!

The 36-year-old Suits actress appeared on the game show from 2006 to 2007, and in honor of her engagement to Prince Harry, the Game Show Network compiled a clip of some of her best moments. Deal or No Deal aired from 2005 to 2009, with Howie Mandel as host. 

The Game Show Network will also be airing episodes featuring Markle at 11 a.m. through Dec. 22. Watch her in action below: 

Meghan Markle as Case Model on Deal or No Deal from Game Show Network on Vimeo.

Markle, who announced her engagement to Harry on Monday, sat down for her first joint interview with the royal that day, where she opened up about leaving behind her Hollywood career.

"I just see it as a change," she shared. "It's a new chapter, right? Keep in mind I have been working on my show
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Meghan Markle Started as a Case Model and Now She's Almost Royalty: See Her Days on Deal or No Deal

Meghan Markle Started as a Case Model and Now She's Almost Royalty: See Her Days on Deal or No Deal
Meghan Markle is proof that all of us are worthy of princess status. You see, before the actress became known as Prince Harry's fiancée and a future member of the royal family, she was just a girl in the world, modeling on Deal or No Deal to get by. Yes, prior to hitting it big on Suits, Meghan was wearing a silky orange dress and carrying one of the infamous cases on the Game Show Network program alongside Howie Mandel and the other case models. She looked perfect (of course), and her smile is simply infectious. In fact, in the clip we found from back in the day, she proves just how good she was at the job when the contestant finally chooses her case. Opening up the briefcase with a...
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Remember When Meghan Markle Was a Deal or No Deal Case Model? — Watch

Remember When Meghan Markle Was a Deal or No Deal Case Model? — Watch
Chances are good Howie Mandel will be getting an invite to the royal wedding. (No word yet on The Banker.)

Suits actress Meghan Markle — whose engagement to Prince Harry was announced on Monday — had a little-known stint as a Deal or No Deal briefcase model in 2006-07, and we’ve got a clip to refresh your memory.

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In the video below, an anxious Deal contestant, with an assist from her mom, chooses one of the five briefcases that remain on stage, and Markle has the massive responsibility of
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Two Tickets to the Play Oddville: A Love Story? at Playhouse @ Westport Plaza

Dave Shirley and Robert Dubac have teamed up to create the hilarious new comedy, Oddville: A Love Story? The visually stunning, inventive show starring comedian Dave Shirley, will take the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza stage December 27-30. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50.

We Are Movie Geeks would like to give away three pairs of tickets for Oddville: A Love Story? at Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. All you have to do is leave a comment below with your email address. We’ll announce the winners next week. The winners have their choice of attending the show December 27th or 28th at 8pm.

Think Blue Man Group meets The Forty-Year-Old Virgin! Hysterically indescribable, Oddville: A Love Story? is a
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'Night of Too Many Stars': Jon Stewart, Superstar Friends Raise Money for Autism Programs

On Saturday night, a number of actors and comedians gathered at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City to raise money for autism programs as part of Night of Too Many Stars. In support of nonprofit Next for Autism, the event featured stand-up performances, short films and sketches.

The televised event was hosted by Jon Stewart and included appearances by J.J. Abrams, Stephen Colbert, Robert De Niro, Will Forte, Abbi Jacobson, Ellie Kemper, Jordan Klepper, Howie Mandel, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, Michael J. Fox, Michelle Wolf, John Oliver, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller....
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There’s a New Movie Called Little Monsters in the Works and It’s Not a Remake

Both Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad have joined the cast of Little Monsters, a new zombie comedy that has nothing to do with the 1989 film that starred Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. The two will star opposite Alexander England… Continue Reading →

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Little Monsters: new zombie rom-com signs up Lupita Nyong'o

Joseph Baxter Oct 31, 2017

Lupita Nyong’o joins Josh Gad to star in Little Monsters, which is being described as a zombie rom-com movie.

Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar-winning breakout star of 2013’s 12 Years a Slave, continues a tour-de-force of high-profile projects that’s seen her – via digital motion capture – in the Star Wars sequel films, including December's The Last Jedi, and wielding weapons in the 2018 Marvel movie, Black Panther.

However, her upcoming role in a film called Little Monsters will be a major change of pace, playing a pursued love interest in a romantic zombie movie.

Little Monsters will see Nyong’o join Josh Gad in the zombie rom-com. Aussie actor Alexander England will play Dave, a washed-up musician who accompanies his nephew on a school trip with designs to spend time with teacher Miss Caroline (Nyong’o), with whom he sports an unrequited crush. Yet, his plans for amorous
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Awfully Good Movies: Little Monsters (Video)

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Little Monsters (1989) Director: Richard Alan Greenberg Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern Halloween is almost here again, and Awfully Good Movies is celebrating the arrival of the witching hour by revisiting a creepy family comedy that some of you may remember from your childhoods: 1989's Little Monsters, starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel! You know when you were a kid... Read More...
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Lilly Singh, Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart To Feature In YouTube Vr Series ‘The Confessional’

Leading virtual reality studio Felix & Paul and the Just For Laughs comedy festival have partnered with Google to create a brand new Vr comedy series that will live on YouTube and Google’s Daydream mobile Vr platform.

Titled The Confessional, the seven-episode series -- premiering today -- will feature comedians Lilly Singh, Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, Howie Mandel, Jim Norton, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Grace Helbig, and Mamrie Hart. Filmed during the 2017 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal over the summer, each episode of the 3D, 360-degree series will feature comedians in an intimate confessional booth, sharing awkward stories with viewers. Tales will run the gamut from first dates gone awry to a nightmare car ride in Las Vegas.

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‘Killing Hasselhoff’ DVD Review

Stars: Ken Jeong, Rhys Darby, Jim Jeffries, David Hasselhoff, Howie Mandel, Flula Borg, Gena Lee Nolin, Will Sasso, Mel B, Michael Winslow, Jon Lovitz | Written by Peter Hoare | Directed by Darren Grant

When Chris (Ken Jeong) a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a debt to a loan shark, he decides that in order to get the money; his only option is to kill his entry in an annual ‘who will die this year’ celebrity death pool; David Hasselhoff. What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life as, aided by his friends Fish (Rhys DarbyFlight of the Conchords, The Boat That Rocked) and Tommy (Jim JeffriesTainted Love, Legit), Chris desperately tries everything he can to off the master of the slow-mo run and claim the jackpot. Along the way he’ll find out that killing ain’t easy,
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Superstore Premiere Recap: Amy and Jonah Kissed — So Now What?

Superstore Premiere Recap: Amy and Jonah Kissed — So Now What?
Superstore reopened its doors on Thursday, immediately addressing Amy and Jonah’s twister-fueled kiss.

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The Season 3 premiere picks up two months after the tornado. The grand reopening of Cloud 9 has arrived, but the store is nowhere near ready. Glenn, who has spent the summer agonizing over whether he now believes in Allah, misread instructions from Corporate to bring everyone back to work a week sooner to prepare for the big day. Now with just four hours to spare, the employees rush to replenish the shelves before Jeff (who now wears a toupee!
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America's Got Talent: Season 12 Ratings (Wednesdays)

Even though it airs twice a week, during the live shows and results episodes, the America's Got Talent TV show has continued to be a big draw for NBC. Will the nationwide talent competition series continue to perform well for the Peacock Network? Cancelled or renewed for season 13? Stay tuned. Now hosted by supermodel Tyra Banks, America's Got Talent showcases various individual and group performances. The winning act receives a cash prize and the chance to headline in the America's Got Talent Live show in Las Vegas. Returning as judges are Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Melanie Brown, and Heidi Klum. Guest judges in season 12 include Chris Hardwick, DJ Khaled, Laverne Cox, and Seal. The NBC series typically airs on Tuesdays (and also on Wednesdays, during the live performances and results stage of the competition). Read More…
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Pre-Teen Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer on Her Epic America's Got Talent Win: 'I Can't Even Explain It!'

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America’s Got Talent has a new champion — and she’s as adorable as could be.

After 52 million votes were cast, the 12-year-old singing ventriloquist was crowned the winner of season 12, beating out a variety of contestants from comedians, dance troupes, powerhouse vocalists and even dog trainers to become the second ventriloquist to win the NBC reality competition show.

People caught up with the star on the red carpet after her epic — and emotional! — win, and she was pretty much speechless.

“You know, I can’t even explain it,” she said. “I was so overcome with joy and happiness and shock.
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