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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

28 December 2016 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she was unable to attend the ceremony due »

- Carmel Dagan

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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

28 December 2016 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin' in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she »

- Carmel Dagan

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Blade Runner 2049 Will Be R-Rated, First Photos Arrive

21 December 2016 9:20 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sci-fi fans got an early Christmas gift this week with the first Blade Runner 2049 trailer, which included the first footage from this long-awaited sequel, arriving in theaters October 6, 2017. We'll likely have to wait several more months until the next footage is released, but this week, stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling are featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, along with new photos as well. Director Denis Villeneuve also confirmed that this sci-fi thriller will have an R rating, while teasing more details about this story.

Entertainment Weekly also caught up with Ryan Gosling, who revealed last week that Harrison Ford actually punched him in the face during a take. The actor also clarified an earlier statement that Harrison Ford didn't start shooting on Blade Runner 2049 until a month after filming started, although he previously stated that the production had been under way for several months before Harrison Ford came aboard, »

- MovieWeb

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Deckard Has a New Friend in Photos from Blade Runner 2049

21 December 2016 8:01 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following the unveiling of the film's first trailer, Blade Runner 2049 is now teased in new photos from EW that feature Harrison Ford's Rick Deckard, Ryan Gosling's Officer K, Ana de Armas' Joi, and more.

"Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years."

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (and based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick), Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto. »

- Derek Anderson

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Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer Offers First Look at the Sequel

19 December 2016 7:38 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Things were simpler then." Ahead of its release in October of 2017, the first footage from Blade Runner 2049 has been revealed.

"Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years."

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green (and based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick), Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto.

The sequel is executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, »

- Derek Anderson

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Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Has Arrived

19 December 2016 7:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Christmas has come early for sci-fi and classic movie fans. Warner Bros. has dropped the first teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049, and it's simply stunning. We get our very first look at Ryan Gosling as Lapd Officer K. And a first look at Harrison Ford's return as Rick Deckard. This trailer is an announcement for the 2017 release, with the sequel coming to theaters October 6.

This teaser is just that. We find Officer K wandering a desolate wasteland as he goes searching for Deckard. And boy does he find him. Living in a lavish home, Rick confronts K suspicious. He pulls his gun. K is not phased. He's already seen a lot of bad things. Rick Deckard offers this narrative in setting up the story.

"Replicants are like any other machine. They are either a benefit or a hazard. If they are a benefit, it's not my problem. I had your job once. »

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Director James Burrows on How Grant Tinker – and His Mtm Hit Factory – Changed Television

30 November 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Burrows, perhaps the most successful TV director in history, owes his lengthy small screen career to Grant Tinker.

Tinker, who died Monday at 90, was a towering television titan who turned Mtm Enterprises into one of the most successful production companies in the 1970s, then took over NBC and led that network from worst to first in the 1980s.

But his legacy lives on, thanks to the writers, producers, directors and stars he championed during his long career. Burrows, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of television (which NBC celebrated with a primetime special), is one of them.

“I owe my entire television career to him,” Burrows told IndieWire.

Burrows was a theater director and stage manager in New York when he worked on the musical “Holly Golightly” (later retitled “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), starring Mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain. The show closed after just four nights, but by the end, »

- Michael Schneider

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Director James Burrows on How Grant Tinker – and His Mtm Hit Factory – Changed Television

30 November 2016 6:15 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Burrows, perhaps the most successful TV director in history, owes his lengthy small screen career to Grant Tinker.

Tinker, who died Monday at 90, was a towering television titan who turned Mtm Enterprises into one of the most successful production companies in the 1970s, then took over NBC and led that network from worst to first in the 1980s.

But his legacy lives on, thanks to the writers, producers, directors and stars he championed during his long career. Burrows, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of television (which NBC celebrated with a primetime special), is one of them.

“I owe my entire television career to him,” Burrows told IndieWire.

Burrows was a theater director and stage manager in New York when he worked on the musical “Holly Golightly” (later retitled “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”), starring Mary Tyler Moore and Richard Chamberlain. The show closed after just four nights, but by the end, »

- Michael Schneider

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Exclusive: Norman Lear Interviewed By Cinema Retro's Eddy Friedfeld

21 October 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Norman Lear- Just Another Version of You

By Eddy Friedeld

The first two people in my life who taught me to think deeply about social and political issues and argue cogently and passionately for what I believed in were my late father David and Norman Lear.

Lear, the 94-year-old entertainment icon is the subject of a terrific American Masters documentary: Norman Lear- Just Another Version of You, which premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS.

Speaking from his home in Los Angeles about both the documentary and his masterful 2014 autobiography, Even This I Get to Experience, he still has an energy level that would put people a quarter of his age to shame.

“People think when you’re over 90 you’ve changed. It’s everyone else who’s changed. Suddenly I’m extremely wise,” Lear says. Charming and reflective, he explains why he wears the »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Alcon Interactive, Oculus plot 'Blade Runner 2049' Vr content

5 October 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alcon Entertainment has launched Alcon Interactive and announced an initial venture with Oculus to make and distribute Vr experiences based on the upcoming – and newly titled – Blade Runner 2049.

Alcon Entertainment co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove announced the new division on Thursday and said the Vr experiences will be distributed around the October 6 2017 release of the sci-fi feature that Denis Villeneuve is directing.

Blade Runner 2049 – Alcon and Warner Bros announced the title and release date on Thursday along with a first-look photograph from the set (pictured) – stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling and is being produced by Alcon, Ridley Scott and Bud Yorkin.

Veteran corporate and entertainment lawyer Dan Offner will serve as interim head of Alcon Interactive and closed the Oculus deal alongside Alcon Entertainment COO Scott Parish.

Offner has represented interactive entertainment companies such as Thq, Ubisoft and Sony’s PlayStation Group. He has also worked with Johnson and Kosove on past interactive entertainment projects »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Iconic Comic Actor Gene Wilder Dies at Age 83

30 August 2016 6:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The sad news for fans of film comedy spread like wildfire earlier this week. Here’s the opening paragraph facts from the New York Times:

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died early Monday morning at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

A nephew, the filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman, confirmed his death in a statement, saying the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.

And what an actor. That’s from the »

- Jim Batts

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Gene Wilder: 12 Things You Didn’t Know About His Early Career

29 August 2016 4:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Before he achieved movie superstardom in the 1970s, Gene Wilder did Brecht on Broadway, Shaw in Louisville, and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” with Kirk Douglas on the Great White Way.

Wilder, who died Aug. 28 at the age of 83, also once pocketed $7,000 in an arbitration case waged by the Writers Guild of America West because of four little words: “A Mel Brooks Film.” Here are 12 intriguing facts from Wilder’s early career, as documented in the pages of Variety.

Wilder’s first mention in Variety came in the March 7, 1961, edition, in a review of an Off Broadway play directed by Mark Rydell. “Roots” was described as a “seamy” English family drama with not much going for it, per our critic. But Wilder was “well-cast as the thick-skinned son.” 1963 was a busy year for Wilder. In March he co-starred with Anne Bancroft in a Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Blade Runner 2 Set Collapses Killing Construction Worker

25 August 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, production began on Warner Bros.' and Alcon's long-awaited Blade Runner 2, which brings back the iconic Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, along with a slew of new cast members. We have word that tragedy has struck the set in Budapest, Hungary, when one of the sets collapsed and killed a construction worker. None of the cast and crew members were present at the time of this accident, which took place earlier today.

Mashable reports that the unidentified victim was dismantling the sets at Origo Studios in Budapest, after filming wrapped at the studio. This individual was working underneath a platform that the set was constructed on, when it suddenly collapsed, killing him. The cause of the accident was not made clear, but there will likely be an investigation.

Another report from Deadline reveals he was not part of the film's crew, but a sub-contractor hired to tear down »

- MovieWeb

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Jared Leto Joins Blade Runner 2

18 August 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Academy Award winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner 2 which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicarrio, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. »

- MovieWeb

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Blade Runner Sequel Adds Jared Leto

18 August 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Following his recent performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club, Requiem for a Dream) has joined the cast of the Blade Runner sequel:

Press Release: Academy Award winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicarrio, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. »

- Derek Anderson

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Jared Leto Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

18 August 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jared Leto has rounded out cast of Alcon’s “Blade Runner” sequel.

The pic stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Details of Leto’s character are being kept under wraps.

Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis also star in the film directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve will reunite with cinematographer Roger Deakins on the project.

Full plot details of the sequel, written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, have not yet been revealed, other than the fact that it’s set several decades after the original. The 1982 “Blade Runner” was written by Fancher and David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.”

The movie hits theaters on Oct. 6, 2017. Warner Bros. will distribute the film domestically, while Sony distributes internationally.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes »

- Justin Kroll

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Interview: Norman Lear of ‘Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You’

1 August 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Norman Lear is one of the greatest TV creators of the 20th Century, and beyond. The producer was a titan of 1970s television, with shows like “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “Maude” and “Sanford and Son.” He is the topic of a new film documentary, “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.”

Lear is the embodiment of television history, having worked in the medium since its advent in the 1950s. He began with partner Ed Simmons, writing for shows like the “Ford Star Revue” and “The Colgate Comedy Hour” (with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis). Throughout the 1950s and ‘60s, he produced television that was common at the time – star oriented and non-controversial – while also writing and producing movie satire like “Divorce, American Style” and “Cold Turkey,” with partner Bud Yorkin. In the late 1960s, he began to work on a pilot called “Justice for All,” featuring a bigoted character named “Archie Justice. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blade Runner 2 Gets Walking Dead Favorite Lennie James

26 July 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment's Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo's Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories.

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role as Rick Deckard. The film is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Story details »

- MovieWeb

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Lennie James Joins the Cast of the Blade Runner Sequel

26 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to bringing Morgan to life on The Walking Dead, Lennie James has played many memorable roles in films, including Snatch, 24 Hour Party People, and Get on Up. It’s now been announced that the actor will return to the big screen to play a yet-to-be-revealed character in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel:

Press Release: Lennie James (The Walking Dead) is set to join the previously announced cast of Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner sequel which includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, David Dastmalchian, Hiam Abbass and Dave Bautista, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) is directing the film to be released October 6, 2017. The film will be released by Warner Bros. in North America and Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute in all media for all overseas territories. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Walking Dead’ Actor Lennie James Joins ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

26 July 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Walking Dead” actor Lennie James is in negotiations to join the “Blade Runner” sequel starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Directed by “Sicario” helmer Denis Villeneuve, the film also stars Robin Wright and Mackenzie Davis. Cinematographer Roger Deakins will reunite with Villeneuve on the project.

The sequel, set several decades after the original, is written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and succeeds the initial story by Fancher and David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.” Plot details are still under wraps.

The movie hits theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.

Warner Bros. is handling domestic distribution, while Sony is taking on international distribution.

Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to “Blade Runner” in 2011 from the late producer Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic sci-fi thriller. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will produce along »

- Justin Kroll

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