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4 items from 2015


Smile

17 November 2015 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Smile, Michael Ritchie’s aptly named 1975 film, takes aim at American beauty pageants and the sunnily eager contestants, their ravenous parents and long suffering chaperones. But the real reason to smile is Bruce Dern’s funny and touching performance as Big Bob Freelander, head judge of the contest and sometime used car dealer. Once again Ritchie takes an overflowing cast of characters (including Barbara Feldon and Melanie Griffith) and gives each one of them their due. Annette O’Toole has a memorable moment as a demurely sexy contestant who finds a provocative way to catch the judges’ attention. 

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Celebrating TV's evil twins and oddball doubles

27 October 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Evil goatees, facial ticks and eyepatches… Remember these classic takes on TV’s ‘evil twin’ trope?

Warning: contains spoilers for Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who series 6, Knightrider, and a 1969 episode of Star Trek.

When it comes to shenanigans and shock value, it’s hard to go past the trope of the evil twin on television. It’s so much fun seeing old-school split-screen on the small screen, where the same actor plays two (or more) parts. It ramps up the fun and fantasy, or delivers a fabulous freak-out moment.

Science fiction feels like the natural habitat of doubles. The audience is already suspending their disbelief, so what’s one more?

Hands-down one of the best uses of twins (or multiples) is from the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica. Cylon hybrids were flawless versions of humans who looked, sounded, acted and believed they were just like you and me. It »

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Emmy flashback: 'I Love Lucy' debuted 64 years ago today

15 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Like everyone else, we love Lucy and celebrate the fact that Lucille Ball's landmark laffer "I Love Lucy" debuted on CBS exactly 64 years ago today on Oct. 15, 1951. The show won the Emmy for Best Situation Comedy twice (1953, 1954) and Ball claimed two trophies as well (Best Comedienne, 1953; Best Actress, Continuing Performance, 1956).  -Break- Ball went on to win two more Emmys for the last two seasons of her second series, "The Lucy Show" (1967, 1968). In 1967, she edged out "Bewitched" stars Elizabeth Montgomery and Agnes Moorehead and "That Girl's" Marlo Thomas. By the way, Montgomery never won an Emmy, despite nine nods, including five for her work as that witch with a twitch. The following year, in what was to be her final Emmy race, Ball prevailed yet again. Her competition:  Montgomery and Thomas, as well as Barbara Feldon ("Get Smart") and Paula Pr »

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Join Cinema Retro & Barbara Feldon For "Get Smart" 50th Anniversary Celebration, Theatre 80 St. Marks, NYC, September 16

8 September 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Join us for a fun filled laugh fest as we look back on 50 years of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms, Get Smart! Barbara Feldon (Secret Agent 99) and special guests TV and film actor Joseph Sirola (the villain Bronzefinger and Harvey Satan), Carl Birkmeyer (www.WouldYouBelieve.com), Lee Pfeiffer (Cinema Retro magazine) and Get Smart enthusiasts Nathan Sears and Paul Scrabo look back at this groundbreaking comedy in a benefit for the HoFoPro Foundation. 

Theatre 80 St Marks is a New York theatrical landmark with a long history of supporting the arts and aspiring artists.  

The special $50 package includes preferred seating for the event, plus an Exclusive post-show meet and greet with Barbara Feldon!

HoFoPro is a Not For Profit, 501 (c) 3 Corporation that seeks to preserve the tradition of off Broadway theatre by providing grants to artists who could not otherwise afford to produce their work in an off Broadway venue. »

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