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What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!

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1964 / Color B&W / 2:35 enhanced widescreen 1:37 flat Academy / 111 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Robert Cummings, Dick Van Dyke, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Dumont, Fifi D’Orsay, Maurice Marsac, Lenny Kent, Marjorie Bennett, Army Archerd, Barbara Bouchet, Tom Conway, Peter Duchin, Douglass Dumbrille, Pamelyn Ferdin, Teri Garr, Queenie Leonard.

Cinematography: Leon Shamroy

Film Editor: Marjorie Fowler

Original Music: Nelson Riddle

Written by: Betty Comden, Adolph Green story by Gwen Davis

Produced by: Arthur P. Jacobs

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Want to know what the producer of Planet of the Apes was up to, before that milestone movie? Arthur P. Jacobs was an agent for big stars before he became a producer, which positioned him well for his first show for 20th Fox, What a Way to Go!
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: Television Tributes and Film Specials to Watch

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: Television Tributes and Film Specials to Watch
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more beloved mother/daughter duo than Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed away within a day of each other this week: Fisher at the age of 60 on December 27, Reynolds at 84 on the 28th. A bevy of tributes to the two will air over the course of the next month.

Read More: Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: HBO Mourns With Emotional Emails, While Finding Release Date for Their Mother-Daughter Documentary

Reaction to the painfully sad news was so swift, in fact, that two networks have already honored the departed stars: ABC played an hour-long “20/20” special called “Debbie and Carrie: A Hollywood Love Story” last night, while Logo began its tribute with a “Will & Grace” marathon last night. Reynolds earned an Emmy nomination for playing Debra Messing’s mother on the sitcom, which is currently playing on the channel for three more
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TCM Sets Debbie Reynolds Marathon: Molly Brown, Singin' and More

TCM Sets Debbie Reynolds Marathon: Molly Brown, Singin' and More
As hoped, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) will pay tribute to the late, great Debbie Reynolds with a marathon of her finest performances, including her Oscar-nominated turn as The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

RelatedDebbie Reynolds Dead at 84, Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher’s Passing

Previously, Logo put together a two-day marathon of Reynolds-centric fare (starting today and including her entire Will & Grace run), while HBO has fast-tracked Bright Lights, a docu about Reynolds and daughter Carrie Fisher, to premiere this Sunday.

Reynolds passed away on Dec. 28, after suffering a stroke in the wake of Fisher’s own death the day prior.
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to Be Honored With TV Specials This Week

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to Be Honored With TV Specials This Week
Following this week’s shocking news of the sudden double deaths of mother-daughter duo Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the world will continue to honor the “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Star Wars” icons with various television specials and tribute programming, dedicated to celebrating the actresses’ extraordinary lives.

Among the special programming is a “20/20” special, plus a marathons on Logo and TCM dedicated to Reynolds.

“20/20,” ABC, Friday, Dec. 30, 10 p.m.

ABC’s “20/20” will have a special dedicated to the late duo, titled “Debbie and Carrie: Heartbreak in Hollywood.” The hour will give a wide-ranging look at not only their careers and legacies, but also their loving, yet complex relationship, including the highs and lows of Reynolds’ memorable career, a spotlight on the next generation and Fisher’s life in Hollywood. Anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, the special will also feature heartfelt tributes from family and friends.

“Will & Grace” Marathon, Logo, Friday, Dec
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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84
Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin’ in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she was unable to attend the ceremony due
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Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84

Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Star and Carrie Fisher’s Mother, Dies at 84
Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety.

She was taken to the hospital from Carrie Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday after suffering a stroke, the day after her daughter Carrie Fisher died.

The vivacious blonde, who had a close but sometimes tempestuous relationship with her daughter, was one of MGM’s principal stars of the 1950s and ’60s in such films as the 1952 classic “Singin' in the Rain” and 1964’s “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” for which she received an Oscar nomination as best actress.

Reynolds received the SAG lifetime achievement award in January 2015; in August of that year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences voted to present the actress with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Nov. 14 Governors Awards, but she
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Russ Tamblyn And George Chakiris At "West Side Story" Screening, L.A., June 29

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By Todd Garbarini

The Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s Oscar-winning 1961 musical West Side Story. The 152-minute film will be screened on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno, the screening is scheduled to precede appearances by George Chakiris who played Bernardo and Russ Tamblyn who played Riff.

From the press release:

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

West Side Story (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

One of the most honored and commercially successful of all movie musicals, West Side Story earned a near-record 10 Academy Awards in 1961.The film version of the groundbreaking stage musical that re-imagined Romeo and Juliet in contemporary New York City retained and deepened the play’s emotional impact by bringing together a show business all-star team. The show’s director and choreographer,
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Black Mass – The Review

Hit the deck! Rat-a-tat-tat!! These are the sounds of a cinema staple, the gangster genre. From the early silent days, “thugs with dirty mugs” were the source of many a “hit” at the box office, of course. Soon after the Brothers Warner began their studio, they quickly became the premiere producers of these “blood and thunder” morality plays, featuring a “murderers’ row” of movie icons headed by James Cagney, Edward G Robertson, and Humphrey Bogart. In the waning years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, these thrillers often merged with the biography genre with the stories of real-life 20’s and 30’s criminals like John Dillinger, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde Barrow, and, the big man himself, “Scarface” Al Capone. With the phenomenal success of The Godfather, these “public enemies” were back in vogue, continuing even to this day. Now the Warners are back in the true tale gangster biz, but they’re
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More Than 'Star Wars' Actress Mom: Reynolds Shines Even in Mawkish 'Nun' Based on Tragic Real-Life (Ex-)Nun

Debbie Reynolds ca. early 1950s. Debbie Reynolds movies: Oscar nominee for 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown,' sweetness and light in phony 'The Singing Nun' Debbie Reynolds is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 23, '15. An MGM contract player from 1950 to 1959, Reynolds' movies can be seen just about every week on TCM. The only premiere on Debbie Reynolds Day is Jerry Paris' lively marital comedy How Sweet It Is (1968), costarring James Garner. This evening, TCM is showing Divorce American Style, The Catered Affair, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and The Singing Nun. 'Divorce American Style,' 'The Catered Affair' Directed by the recently deceased Bud Yorkin, Divorce American Style (1967) is notable for its cast – Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards, Van Johnson, Lee Grant – and for the fact that it earned Norman Lear (screenplay) and Robert Kaufman (story) a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination.
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Bleeding Through – Farewell Tour @ London Underworld

My weekend was mostly spent on public transport, all of the types, but mostly lengthy bus journeys. Arriving in London, tired with no real sleep, on the second day of four might not be the best mood to be in for a gig, but plenty of cider will see you through – oh, and the fact that said gig is part of Bleeding Through’s last ever. In January of this year alumni of the early noughts class of metalcore announced that this European tour would be their last; information soon followed by the announcement of their break up by the end of this year.

A great shame given the generally pulverising output the band have been putting out in their time, including some absolute classic albums of the metalcore genre – even though the band set themselves apart from the rest of the class with symphonic black metal influences, hints of industrial and atmospherics,

Tony Martin obituary

American entertainer and singer popular in the 1940s and 50s

The American entertainer Tony Martin, who has died aged 98, was once described as a singing tuxedo. Although he was rather a stiff actor, he was handsome and charming, with a winning, dimpled smile. What mattered most, however, was his mellifluous baritone voice, which he used softly in ballads such as To Each His Own and I Get Ideas, and powerfully in Begin the Beguine and There's No Tomorrow, all hit records in the 1940s and 50s.

He was one of the top crooners of the period with Vic Damone, Andy Williams and Dick Haymes, all of them just below Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in esteem and popularity. According to Mel Tormé: "Tony Martin was technically the greatest singer of them all, as well as being the classiest guy around, both as an entertainer and a person."

He was
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Baby Godzilla – Oche Album Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Baby Godzilla is one of the coolest band names you’ll hear in a while. It managed to grab my attention, anyway. That, and the dashing red envelope I received the promo in of their scything 7-track mini album really did get my intrigue whizzing around my clouded brain. It’s not often, after all, that I receive lovely red envelopes with stuff for review – it’s usually all boring brown envelopes stuffed with bubble wrap – and the blurry, golden image of a reclining, bearded man at the bottom of the envelope did actually make me a bit more cheerful as I clawed the post out of my letter-box with a standard hangover head.

I had no idea what to expect from the band, in all honesty they’d slipped under my radar, so I stuck the CD in
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The day I met my Hollywood crush

Before he even knew what a crush was, Mike Kaplan had one on 1940s Hollywood star Jane Powell. Decades later, he got a chance to meet her

I'm not sure: either Jane Powell made me fall in love with the movies, or I fell in love with Jane Powell and the movies followed. In either case, I was six and she was my first crush before I knew what a crush was.

The year was 1948, the movie was Luxury Liner. Powell was 19, and played a spunky adolescent stowaway on a cruise ship. Her father, George Brent, is the captain, and when he discovers her aboard, she's made to scrub decks, peel potatoes and then play cupid to the various shipboard romances. She was cute, vivacious and captivating. The luxury liner might never have left the soundstages, but Powell convinced you that you were sailing across the ocean, because she sparkled with sincerity and intelligence.
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Navy Seal Training: The Start of Hell Week

All eyes are on the Navy Seals after their extraordinary takedown of Osama Bin Laden. Here Marcus Luttrell, a former Seal, recounts the beginning of Hell Week, the toughest physical and mental challenge in their training. An excerpt from Lone Survivor, Luttrell's account of how he survived a 2005 mission in Afghanistan that resulted in the largest loss of life in Navy Seal history.

After several weeks of hard physical training, Marcus Luttrell's group was given the weekend off before starting Hell Week, one of the hardest physical and mental exercises anywhere in the world. Over 5 days, the men who want to be SEALs will run, swim, carry boats, tread in freezing water, crawl through sand, and more. Many of those that start do not make it through and ring a bell to signal their departure.

Related story on The Daily Beast: The Beginning of History

The excerpt begins on Sunday
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Tuesday's Onion SportsDome Super Bowl Sports-Cinders, previews

Tonight, an all-new episode of the Onion SportsDome is airing and below is a press release written by one of the hosts (Alex Reiser) as well as a hilarious 2-minute preview clip. Onion SportsDome this Tuesday, February 1st, 10:30/9:30C on Comedy Central Hit the deck and find a big piece of tin to hide under, because the SportsDome's buzzing your house with the biggest Super Bowl analysis anywhere. Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard are dropping a full payload of Agent Sports all over your village and watching it burn to Super Bowl Sports-Cinders. Tune in to Onion SportsDome Tonight 1030/930c on Comedy Central. Tonight's stories include: - Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just one win shy of becoming a
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