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8 items from 2014


Turner Classic Movies Garner Tribute Next Monday

25 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Garner movies on TCM: ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’ among highlights (photo: James Garner ca. 1960) James Garner, whose film and television career spanned more than five decades, died of "natural causes" at age 86 on July 19, 2014, in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. On Monday, July 28, Turner Classic Movies will present an all-day marathon of James Garner movies (see below) as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated star of Murphy’s Romance and Emmy-winning star of the television series The Rockford Files. Among the highlights in TCM’s James Garner film lineup is John Frankenheimer’s Monaco-set Grand Prix (1966), an all-star, race-car drama featuring Garner as a Formula One driver who has an affair with the wife (Jessica Walter) of his former teammate (Brian Bedford). Among the other Grand Prix drivers facing their own personal issues are Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato, while Akira Kurosawa’s (male) muse Toshiro Mifune plays a »

- Andre Soares

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TCM Remembers James Garner with All-Day Marathon on July 28

21 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The Oscar nominated actor passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles at age 86.

TCM’s lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour(1961); and the gender-bending Victor/Victoria (1982).

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to James Garner.

TCM Remembers James Garner – Monday, July 28

6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner

8 a.m. – Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) – starring Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson and James Garner

9:30 a.m. – Grand Prix (1966) – starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Yves Montand

12:30 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

20 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim »

- Frank Ochieng

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Celebrating The Last Starfighter’s 30th Anniversary with Co-Stars Lance Guest & Catherine Mary Stewart

13 July 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On July 13, 1984, Nick Castle’s The Last Starfighter was released in theaters everywhere by Universal Studios. Written by Jonathan Betuel and starring newcomers Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart, as well as seasoned actors like Robert Preston and Dan O’Herlihy, The Last Starfighter was a landmark film of its time in regards to what it managed to accomplish with CGI graphics and quickly became my personal Star Wars once I discovered it in late 1985 on VHS.

For those who may have never experienced Castle’s underrated classic feel-good sci-fi tale, The Last Starfighter follows teenager Alex Rogan (Guest) who is recruited to be part of an alien defense force after he beats a video game. A trailer park kid who never expected his life to be anything but ordinary, Alex is suddenly tasked with saving the universe from the evil Emperor Xur (Norman Snow), who has wiped out all that oppose him, »

- Heather Wixson

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Summer Movies Flashback 1984: Indiana Jones, Gremlins and Ghostbusters

2 June 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »

- Drew McWeeny

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NBC plans live version of 'The Music Man'

12 May 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

NBC says it’s planning to air a live production of The Music Man.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Monday the network has acquired rights for a TV version of the 1957 Meredith Willson musical.

The network had success with a live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and is following that with a live version of Peter Pan in December.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers for The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, did a 2003 TV version of The Music Man with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth.

Greenblatt did not say if Zadan and »

- Associated Press

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NBC Adds 'The Music Man' to Its Roster of Live TV Musicals

12 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looks like the peacock has song and dance fever: NBC will stage a live adaptation of "The Music Man" in 2015.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made the announcement Monday during the network's upfronts presentation, confirming the latest in what will most likely be an open-ended series of live musical broadcasts. "The Music Man" is the third such production for NBC, following last year's ratings hit "The Sound of Music," and the upcoming staging of "Peter Pan."

"The Music Man," a Tony award-winning 1957 musical, follows Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a band leader, selling instruments and uniforms to naive members of a small town. The townsfolk get swept up with excitement, thinking Hill will teach them how to play.

The stage version of the show was a hit, and spawned a popular film version in 1962, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. Following a successful Broadway revival in 2000, a 2003 film adaptation aired on ABC, »

- Katie Roberts

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NBC Adds 'The Music Man' to Its Roster of Live TV Musicals

12 May 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Looks like the peacock has song and dance fever: NBC will stage a live adaptation of "The Music Man" in 2015.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made the announcement Monday during the network's upfronts presentation, confirming the latest in what will most likely be an open-ended series of live musical broadcasts. "The Music Man" is the third such production for NBC, following last year's ratings hit "The Sound of Music," and the upcoming staging of "Peter Pan."

"The Music Man," a Tony award-winning 1957 musical, follows Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a band leader, selling instruments and uniforms to naive members of a small town. The townsfolk get swept up with excitement, thinking Hill will teach them how to play.

The stage version of the show was a hit, and spawned a popular film version in 1962, starring Shirley Jones and Robert Preston. Following a successful Broadway revival in 2000, a 2003 film adaptation aired on ABC, »

- Katie Roberts

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