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7 items from 2016


13 Actors Who Almost Died Shooting Iconic Movies

4 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite how much regular people (and actors themselves) sometimes ridicule the art of acting, it can be a truly treacherous business. If this wasn't a possibility, movies wouldn't insure their stars, films wouldn't have to post bonds, and ultimately the cost of a lot of films would be cheaper. Actors are a curious breed and because of this they sometimes take chances with catastrophic consequences.

Sometimes it isn't the actor's doing. Brandon Lee, who died while starring in The Crow in 1993, was the victim of a firearms accident. Vic Morrow, Renee Shinn Chen and Myca Dinh Le were tragically killed in a helicopter accident on the set of The Twilight Zone in 1982. Life is a precious thing. Despite the tragedies that some times happen on films, which you can learn more about on IMDb in the trivia section, they are made by humans so sometimes tragic, human errors happen.

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- MovieWeb

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

16 April 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, here we are again, back in Corman waters. Why do we keep coming back? What is the pull of a Roger Corman production that calls to us like a syphilitic siren wailing from the rocks, beckoning us home? My guess is quality chafing the walls of quantity. There are a lot of exploitation movies out there, and most were justified their position on the lower rung of a double bill on a Tuesday night at the drive-in. But un film du Corman is different – he’s always had an innate gift for corralling talent on the rise, and kind enough to foster it on the way down. His turn of the decade monster mash Humanoids from the Deep (1980) is a perfect storm of his wondrous cinematic sensibilities.

And of course I mean ‘wondrous’ as it applies to our station, the gloriously trashy and deliciously weird.  Humanoids fits neatly into »

- Scott Drebit

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Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made

7 April 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For folks who loves both baseball and movies, it's incredibly sad that Hollywood's takes on our national pastime continually whiff with a frequency that makes Adam Dunn look like Joe Dimaggio. But 40 years ago today, a film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right: The Bad News Bears. A tartly-scripted comic saga about a no-hope Little League team from L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, the film — directed by Michael Ritchie from an original screenplay written by Bill Lancaster — shocked and amused audiences with its unbridled »

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Barbara Turner, Screenwriter and Mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dies at 79

5 April 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Barbara Turner, screenwriter of Petulia, Georgia and Pollock, has died. She was 79. The mother of actress Jennifer Jason Leigh passed away on Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to Variety. Among many of Turner's screenplay credits are 1968's Petulia, which earned her a Writers' Guild of America nomination, as well as 1977's The War Between the Tates, which garnered her an Emmy nomination. In 1994, Turner teamed up with daughter Leigh to produce her screenplay Georgia, directed by Ulu Grosbard. Years later in 2000, actors Marcia Gay Harden and Ed Harris earned Academy Award nominations for their roles in the Turner-scripted Jackson Pollock biopic Pollock. »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Barbara Turner, ‘Georgia’ Screenwriter and Mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dies

5 April 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Barbara Turner, the screenwriter of “Petulia,” “Georgia” and “Pollock,” among numerous other features for film and television, died on Tuesday, April 5, in Los Angeles. Among Turner’s children was actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. She was thought to be her in mid to late-70s.

After high school, Turner attended the University of Texas for a year, then returned to New York to study acting first at the Dramatic Workshop and later with Paul Mann, where she met Vic Morrow, who became her first  husband. In the late ’50s, Turner and Morrow moved to Hollywood, where she began acting in theater and on television series such as “Playhouse 90” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Turner’s first screenplay was an adaptation of the Jean Genet play “Deathwatch,” directed by Morrow in 1966.

Turner received a Writers’ Guild of America nomination for her adaptation of “Petulia” (directed by Richard Lester in 1968), an Emmy nomination »

- Carmel Dagan

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Barbara Turner, ‘Georgia’ Screenwriter and Mother of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Dies at 79

5 April 2016 3:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Barbara Turner, the screenwriter of “Petulia,” “Georgia” and “Pollock,” among numerous other features for film and television, died on Tuesday, April 5, in Los Angeles. Among Turner’s children was actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. She was 79.

After high school, Turner attended the University of Texas for a year, then returned to New York to study acting first at the Dramatic Workshop and later with Paul Mann, where she met Vic Morrow, who became her first  husband. In the late ’50s, Turner and Morrow moved to Hollywood, where she began acting in theater and on television series such as “Playhouse 90” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Turner’s first screenplay was an adaptation of the Jean Genet play “Deathwatch,” directed by Morrow in 1966.

Turner received a Writers’ Guild of America nomination for her adaptation of “Petulia” (directed by Richard Lester in 1968), an Emmy nomination for TV movie “The War Between the Tates” (1977), Emmy »

- Carmel Dagan

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Roots The Complete Series Comes to Blu-Ray in June

1 March 2016 1:26 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Even as a new version of the classic mini-series is in the works, Warner Bros. is aiming to please fans by bringing the entire original series of Roots to the high definition format with a slew of bonus features.  Come inside to learn more!

If you're a fan of the original Roots series, or weren't old enough to remember the iconic mini-series, then you're in luck.  Today WB has announced a new blu-ray set to bring the entire series to blu-ray with loads of special features that dive into the heart of the story on June 7, 2016.  All the details are below: 

The groundbreaking, acclaimed television miniseries that captivated the entire nation and won multiple awards, Roots, will be released on Blu-ray™ for the first time, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) on June 7, 2016. The legendary family saga, which follows the inspiring story of Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton, Transformers: Rescue Bots, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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