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6 items from 2014


Raymond Wagner, TV Producer, Exec, Dies at 85

16 April 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Raymond Wagner, a producer of films including “Petulia” and, later, “Turner and Hooch” and formerly a top executive at Universal Studios and MGM, died of natural causes March 12 in Westwood, Calif. He was 85.

Wagner oversaw TV pilots for Universal during the 1960s and produced an early movie of the week, 1964′s “The Hanged Man.” He began his feature producing career with director Richard Lester’s 1968 film “Petulia,” starring Julie Christie and George C. Scott, followed by Irvin Kershner’s “Loving,” starring George Segal and Eva Marie Saint, in 1970.

As VP of production at MGM during the 1970s, Wagner oversaw the production of films including “Network,” “Fame,” “The Champ,” “The Passenger,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Coma” and “Logan’s Run.”

As an independent producer, he later produced Tom Hanks comedy “Turner and Hooch” as well as “Code of Silence,” “Rent-a-Cop,” “Run” and “Snow Day.” And Wagner’s creative efforts were not limited »

- Carmel Dagan

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Raymond Wagner, TV Producer, Exec, Dies at 85

16 April 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Raymond Wagner, a producer of films including “Petulia” and, later, “Turner and Hooch” and formerly a top executive at Universal Studios and MGM, died of natural causes March 12 in Westwood, Calif. He was 85.

Wagner oversaw TV pilots for Universal during the 1960s and produced an early movie of the week, 1964′s “The Hanged Man.” He began his feature producing career with director Richard Lester’s 1968 film “Petulia,” starring Julie Christie and George C. Scott, followed by Irvin Kershner’s “Loving,” starring George Segal and Eva Marie Saint, in 1970.

As VP of production at MGM during the 1970s, Wagner oversaw the production of films including “Network,” “Fame,” “The Champ,” “The Passenger,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “Coma” and “Logan’s Run.”

As an independent producer, he later produced Tom Hanks comedy “Turner and Hooch” as well as “Code of Silence,” “Rent-a-Cop,” “Run” and “Snow Day.” And Wagner’s creative efforts were not limited »

- Carmel Dagan

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Robocop: For The Love Of OmniCorp, Please Don't Give Us A Sequel

17 February 2014 2:40 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A long time ago, there was a Robocop 2. Director Paul Verhoeven would not return from the first film, nor would screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, and gone with them was a sense of satire, intelligence, or purpose. To follow Robocop, director Irvin Kershner and writers Frank Miller (yes, that Frank Miller) and Walon Green side-stepped a chance to build upon that landmark first film with an evolution of themes and instead doubled down on the misanthropy and violence. What resulted was a mean, borderline toxic stew of outlandish science fiction and belligerent 90.s .tude that killed the heart of the first picture by finding new ways to be aggressively anti-Alex Murphy. In other words, they tried following up Robocop before, and it just didn.t work. To think they might try again, with Sony.s latest upgrade of the source boggles the mind. They barely made it out »

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RoboCop in video: From the silver screen to Sega Mega Drive

5 February 2014 5:01 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Detroit's silver-plated cop returns to the big screen this week rebooted with a sleek black suit and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman on leading man duties. Though Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original is the most well-known incarnation of the character, he stretches far beyond movies into TV, video games and comic books.

Digital Spy takes a look back through the RoboCop video archives below...

RoboCop (1987)

With a B-movie premise, a relatively tight budget and a director in Paul Verhoeven who'd never made a movie in Hollywood before, the odds were stacked against the original RoboCop from the start. However, Verhoeven and writers Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner managed to inject the film with great action, memorable one-liners and a cutting satirical edge that commented on American culture. We'd buy that for a dollar!

RoboCop: The Animated Series (1988)

Let's face it, RoboCop is a seriously cool character that appeals to a »

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Chewbacca Tweets Loads of Old Star Wars Photos

11 January 2014 3:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Peter Mayhew, the man who played Chewbacca in every single Star Wars movie, has been tweeting old behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the famed movies, from his own personal stash. He has included images from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, which feature all of his co-stars, including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Peter Mayhew started the captivating look back at his career earlier in the week. We've embedded the best &#8207Tweets for you to enjoy.

#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh... pic.twitter.com/FblggUaU5e

Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014

Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here's one of Carrie and her stunt double. You're Welcome. »

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Explore Chewbacca's Behind-the-Scenes Photos

10 January 2014 12:45 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Over the past few days, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars, has shared a host of behind-the-scenes images from his days on the set of the iconic film franchise. "#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight," Mayhew tweeted on Wednesday along with a picture of himself, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher "sharing a laugh." This kick-started a captivating Twitter spree that lasted until the early morning hours on Friday.

See the 10 Star Wars Spinoffs We're Dying to See

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