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Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Passes Away at 73

26 April 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for directing the 1991 Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs, has passed away earlier this morning at the age of 74. According to a source close to the family, the filmmaker passed from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease. The filmmaker had been treated for esophageal cancer in 2010, and while he did recover, the cancer came back in 2015, and sources said his condition had deteriorated in recent weeks. We have assembled a number of tweets below from filmmakers and actors paying their respects to this iconic director.

IndieWire first broke the news this morning, as tributes have started to flood in from filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, James Wan and actors such as Denis Leary, Michael Chiklis and many more. Jonathan Demme was born February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York to Dorothy Louise (Rogers) and Robert Eugene Demme, a public relations executive. »

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Celebrities React to the Death of Jonathan Demme: ‘He Could Do Anything’

26 April 2017 9:02 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married, and much more, died Wednesday at age of 73.

Demme’s varied career not only covered feature films; he was an accomplished director of concert films and documentaries as well, working with an equally diverse array of talent, from Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern to Justin Timberlake and Spalding Gray.

As news of the filmmaker’s death continues to spread, celebrities and influencers within the entertainment industry have begun sharing their reactions on social media. See a selection of remembrances below

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- Dan Heching

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16 Good Movie Pick-Me-Ups on Netflix Right Now

26 April 2017 8:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.

In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.

Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »

- Nathan Adams

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Better Call Saul: Is the AMC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

25 April 2017 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchAre Jimmy McGill's days numbered? Has the Better Call Saul TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Better Call Saul season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito. This Breaking Bad prequel kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He’s trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s »

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Better Call Saul: Season Three Ratings

25 April 2017 7:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite declining ratings, in March of 2016, AMC gave Better Call Saul an early third season renewal. While it has never been a huge ratings success, the Breaking Bad prequel is one of the network's top-performing shows that doesn't involve the zombie apocalypse. AMC continues to promote the series and even ran Breaking Bad marathons ahead of this season's premiere. Can Better Call Saul build up its audience? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.A black comedy crime drama hybrid airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito also star. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He's trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge »

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'The Sensitives': Film Review | Tribeca 2017

25 April 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Anyone who’s been watching Michael McKean’s character on Better Call Saul will recognize the affliction Drew Xanthopoulos investigates in The Sensitives, a documentary so affecting and effective it will make viewers feel grateful they are healthy enough to see it in a theater. The film profiles several sufferers of a medical condition that induces a hypersensitivity to one’s environment. Its victims endure adverse effects to electricity, cellular signals, fragrances, chemicals, you name it, and the exposure often leaves them debilitated. The Sensitives, which recently received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, gives much-needed attention to a rare illness, »

- Frank Scheck

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Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 3 Review: Sunk Costs

24 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The storylines for Mike and Jimmy are both are reaching a crescendo, and it sets up for some thrilling next few episodes.

On Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 3, Mike finally met the mysterious Gus Fring, while Chuck's endgame regarding Jimmy was put into razor focus.

Mike's story pickk right up from the end of Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 2, with his introduction to the man, the legend, Gus Fring.

Any scene with Mike and Gus together is awesome, and this one did Not disappoint. Like predators circling each other in the wild, they probed each other for any perceived weakness. 

Gus clearly respects Mike, or he would be dead by now. As we know, Gus is very good at "seeing things" in others.

Mike also has a healthy respect (and maybe even a little fear) for Gus, who's been a step ahead of him the whole time.

Check out this extended negotiation, »

- Ron Gilmer

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Better Call Saul Recap: Here's the Fring

17 April 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out our previous Better Call Saul recap here.

Yes, Breaking Bad‘s Hall of Fame villain Gus Fring made his long-awaited Better Call Saul debut this week… and he wasn’t the only familiar face to pay a visit.

Mike follows the mystery car that nabbed his gas cap last week to an abandoned lot, where a guy in a green truck pulls up and, after a brief chat, takes the gas cap with him. Mike then tails Green Truck Guy as he embarks on a long odyssey around town, driving to distant locations and retrieving packages. »

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‘Fargo’ and ‘Veep’ are Back, Plus More TV You Must See This Week

16 April 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Ewan McGregor in ‘Fargo

Two of the best series on television return this week as HBO brings back Veep and FX debuts another season of Fargo. Additionally, there are anticipated fiction and nonfiction shows as well as a new HBO biopic we’re excited about, at the same time we’re set to say goodbye to other favorites, either for the year or forever. To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 16–22:

(All listed times are Eastern)

SUNDAYVeep (HBO, 10:30pm)

This show is back for the first time since the election, and fans are surely wondering how the political humor will reflect the new administration. Probably not at all, considering it was never a reaction to current events before. Instead, the focus on the first episode of season six, “Omaha »

- Christopher Campbell

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Horror Highlights: Camera Obscura, The Bigfoot Project, Splathouse Productions’ Blue Caveman, Justice Served, Black Rose

12 April 2017 6:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, the fine folks over at Chiller Films will release Aaron B. Koontz's feature directorial debut, Camera Obscura, in theaters on June 9th and on VOD and Digital on June 13th. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have release details for The Bigfoot Project, Justice Served, and Black Rose, as well as information on Splathouse Productions' Blue Caveman Indiegogo campaign.

Camera Obscura Release Details: Press Release: "New York, NY – April 11, 2017 – Chiller Films is pleased to announce the release of the anticipated horror thriller Camera Obscura, in theaters on June 9 and on VOD and Digital HD on June 13. The film is written by Aaron B. Koontz and Cameron Burns and marks the theatrical directing debut of Koontz. The cast includes Christopher Denham (“Billions,” “Argo”), Nadja Bobyleva (“Bridge of Spies”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Orange is the New Black”), Chase Williamson (Siren, “Beyond the Gates”) and Noah Segan (“The Mind’s Eye, »

- Tamika Jones

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Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 1 Review: Mabel

10 April 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

On the latest premiere of this wonderful series, Chuck played cat and mouse with Jimmy, while Mike did the same with an unknown enemy (who is almost assuredly someone we know all too well).

That's right, the brilliance continued on Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 1, as the sad, slow decline of sad sack Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman progressed.

The present day opener with "Gene" even boasted a cliffhanger of sorts.

His instincts as a lawyer took over after he ratted out the kid thief, but him passing out back at the Omaha Cinnabon was a total shock.

They'd better pay that off soon: I need to know what happens to Gene!

Say nothing, you understand? Get a lawyer-get a lawyer!

Gene Permalink: Say nothing, you understand? Get a lawyer-get a lawyer! Added: April 10, 2017

Bob Odenkirk is so wonderful in this role. Nobody does the hang-dog look better, and he »

- Ron Gilmer

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'Better Call Saul' Creators on Gene's Fate and Why 'The Waiting Is the Best Part'

10 April 2017 8:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Monday's season-three premiere of Better Call Saul, "Mable."]

The second-season finale of Better Call Saul ended with Jonathan Banks' Mike wondering who left the note "Don't" on his car to warn him against taking an unnecessary violent action.

It also ended with Chuck (Michael McKean) prepared to leverage Jimmy's (Bob Odenkirk) data fabrication against him toward unknown purposes.

And after Monday night's third-season premiere…we're still in the same general place, but in Better Call Saul fashion, the screws have been tightened. Mike, after a long and protracted search of his »

- Daniel Fienberg

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The Return of ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘MST3K’ and More TV You Must See This Week

9 April 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This month is packed with great television. A lot of our favorite shows are returning for new seasons and, in one special case, a resurrected series. Plus there are exciting shows and movies making debuts. That’s why we’re introducing a weekly guide to help keep track of everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming.

Here’s your breakdown, day by day (and all times Eastern), for April 9–15:

SUNDAYFeud: Bette and Joan (FX, 10pm)

It’ll be difficult to top last week’s brilliantly paced Oscars-set episode, but by now we’re in for the homestretch of the story of Davis and Crawford. In this week’s episode, “Hagsploitation,” the two rivals are sought to reunite for a follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, and not to spoil film history, but we’re in for a look at the making of 1964’s Hush…Hush »

- Christopher Campbell

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Don Rickles Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of a Comedy Genius

6 April 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, we reportedly the sad news that Hollywood has lost another legend, with comedian Don Rickles passing away at the age of 90. His publicist confirmed that the iconic insult comic passed in his Los Angeles home, from kidney failure. As word of his passing spread, Hollywood icons left and right paid tribute to the late comedian through social media, to honor this late legend.

While most sent out their tributes through Twitter, others released lengthier tributes elsewhere. Rolling Stone caught up with Gilbert Gottfried, who summed up the the late comedian's legacy with a heartfelt statement that explained why Rickles will go down in history as one of the best comedians ever. Here's what Gilbert Gottfried had to say.

"Don Rickles was never politically correct, and he would never apologize for any of it. He was totally unapologetic about his comedy. So I admired that and looked at him »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser: Gus Fring Explains Proper Employee Behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos — Watch

5 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gus Fring is back! The owner of the chicken joint/drug front Los Pollos Hermanos — whom we last saw terrorizing Walter White on “Breaking Bad” — is making a return in season 3 of the series’ prequel, “Better Call Saul.”

Read More: Bryan Cranston Visits the Set of ‘Better Call Saul,’ Jokes That He’s Playing a ‘Geriatric Patient’

AMC has released a new teaser featuring Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). In the video, dressed in his signature crisp yellow shirt and black tie, Gus introduces a 10-week online seminar and explains proper employee behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos. “Each and every day we serve our customers exceptional food with impeccable service,” says Gus in the video. But, as “Breaking Bad” fans know, the restaurant chain also runs as a money-laundering business and drug-smuggling operation.

Read More: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review: As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser: Gus Fring Explains Proper Employee Behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos — Watch

5 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gus Fring is back! The owner of the chicken joint/drug front Los Pollos Hermanos — whom we last saw terrorizing Walter White on “Breaking Bad” — is making a return in season 3 of the series’ prequel, “Better Call Saul.”

Read More: Bryan Cranston Visits the Set of ‘Better Call Saul,’ Jokes That He’s Playing a ‘Geriatric Patient’

AMC has released a new teaser featuring Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). In the video, dressed in his signature crisp yellow shirt and black tie, Gus introduces a 10-week online seminar and explains proper employee behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos. “Each and every day we serve our customers exceptional food with impeccable service,” says Gus in the video. But, as “Breaking Bad” fans know, the restaurant chain also runs as a money-laundering business and drug-smuggling operation.

Read More: ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review: As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Better Call Saul’s’ ‘Breaking’ Point: How It’s Gearing Up for Gus Fring

5 April 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s a cold, wet January night in Albuquerque, and Giancarlo Esposito is relieved he finally doesn’t have to hide that he’s on the set of the AMC series “Better Call Saul.” He used to have to sneak into town with his head down, his face buried in a pulled-down baseball cap. When fans of the “Breaking Bad” star would still manage to spot him in the airport, he’d lie to them, claiming he was in town to get a cleanse at the Ayurvedic Institute. He even carried a lunch bag from that holistic healing center just to throw them off.

But then there was the time he ran into “Breaking Bad” co-star Mark Margolis on a connecting flight in Dallas. “That caused a bit of a stir,” he recalls with a laugh.

AMC’s worst-kept secret will be on display for devotees of both shows come April 10, when the third season of “Better Call Saul »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators

4 April 2017 7:19 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A little over three decades ago, This Is Spinal Tap perfectly parodied hard-rock excess with a pint-sized Stonehenge, amps that go "one louder" and the unforgettable phrase "Hello Cleveland." The mockumentary, which Ozzy Osbourne has said felt all too realistic, was written by its stars, comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, and director-actor Rob Reiner. "The closer we dared to get to the real thing, the closer the real thing dared to get to us," Shearer once told Rolling Stone. "It's like reality is calling our bluff at every step along the way. »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Premiere: Jimmy McGill Gets Closer to ‘Breaking Bad’

29 March 2017 4:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The return of Gus Fring looms over season three of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”

At the Los Angeles premiere, Bob OdenkirkJonathan Banks and the show’s creators celebrated the drama’s return at a screening at Arclight Culver City, then segued to a party at the Culver Hotel. AMC and Sundance president and general manager Charlie Collier introduced the screening, thanking the writers, the Albuquerque crew and the cast, including Michael McKean, who was unable to attend.

Co-creator Peter Gould talked about crafting the third season. “It’s the same challenge we always face: where’s Jimmy’s head at?” he said. “Our lead is constantly shifting and changing as a person. His values are changing. Understanding where he is moment to moment is the biggest challenge we have. Once we understand his psychology and where he is as a person, figuring out the story is much, much easier.”

What »

- Diane Gordon

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review: As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to ‘Breaking Bad’

27 March 2017 12:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s taken five seasons of “Breaking Bad” and two-plus seasons of “Better Call Saul” to figure out the one word that defines this particular television universe, but we now may finally have it: Consequences.

With the return of “Saul,” now in Season 3, we remain fascinated by the story of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), the nascent “criminal” lawyer whose attempts to build his own private law practice – we know thanks to watching “Breaking Bad” – take a dark turn. But the first two seasons of the series depict a man whose preference for short cuts is actively working against something resembling a moral core, which is also working against a loyal heart.

Read More: Vince Gilligan Remembers ‘Breaking Bad’: Five Things We Learned From His Reddit Ama

And that means… Well, let’s face it: You probably don’t want spoilers if you’re reading this. You just want to »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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