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Gillian Anderson won’t be returning for American Gods season 2

Having confirmed that the current eleventh season of The X-Files will be her final outing as Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson has now revealed that she won’t be returning for the second season of Starz’s American Gods.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Anderson’s departure from the Neil Gaiman adaptation is a result of the exit of showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, who stepped down last year as a result of budget disputes.

Anderson portrayed the character of Media, a New God who is the personification of mass media and entertainment. Among her many appeareances are Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, and Marilyn Monroe’s The Girl from The Seven Year Itch.

As yet, there’s been no official word on who’ll be replacing Fuller and Green as showrunners, nor when we might expect the second season to arrive.

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In Case You Didn't Know, Marilyn Monroe's Real Name Wasn't Actually Marilyn Monroe

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In Case You Didn't Know, Marilyn Monroe's Real Name Wasn't Actually Marilyn Monroe
It's been 55 years since Marilyn Monroe died, but she will forever be remembered as a Hollywood legend. The actress, who garnered fame after appearing in the first-ever edition of Playboy magazine in December 1953, starred in several films, including Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, and The Prince and the Showgirl. Still, there are a couple things you may not know about the star - like her real name, for example. While most people knew Marilyn by her stage name, the star was actually born Norma Jeane Mortenson and baptized Norma Jeane Baker. When she married her first husband, James Dougherty, in 1942, she took his last name and became Norma Jeane Dougherty. She began using her stage name in 1946 after she and James split but didn't legally change it until 1956. When she married playwright Arthur Miller in 1956, she preferred to be addressed as Marilyn Monroe Miller and even used the initials Mmm.
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American Gods Recap: New World Order

Need to catch up? Check out the previous American Gods recap.

Even if your Memorial Day weekend is marred by bad weather, ants at your picnic and loudmouth in-laws working the grill, it’s safe to say that you’re still having a better time than Shadow Moon.

Because in this Sunday’s American Gods, Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard is yanked away from a disturbing conversation with his dead wife so he can have an even more disturbing conversation with one of the series’ newly introduced key players: Everyone give it up for Mr. World!

In other news, is Gillian Anderson
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Crypt of Curiosities: Something Fishy – A Look at “Gillsploitation” Films

Every horror fan has their favorite type of monster. Some people love shambling zombies, others prefer squid-faced aliens from beyond the stars, and I’m sure there are a few people out there who would swear that The Mangler is the greatest beast to grace the silver screen. But for me, one archetype has always reigned supreme: the scaly fish-man.

I can’t explain why, but ever since I was a kid, sea life has always interested me, so it should come as no surprise that as far as famous monsters go, the Gill-man’s always been my favorite. Unfortunately, being a fan of the Gill-man can lead to some issues. Unlike Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Mummy, the Gill-man was an original creation of Universal, and as such, was not in the public domain. So, while there are many great films bearing those iconic names, the Creature from the Black Lagoon only has three,
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Kendall Jenner Channels Marilyn Monroe in Love Magazine’s Latest Video

Kendall Jenner Channels Marilyn Monroe in Love Magazine’s Latest Video
Over the course of her relatively short three-year modeling career, Kendall Jenner has already garnered comparisons to some of the great catwalk stars of yesteryear who stomped the runway before her. Comparisons that, although they’ve drummed up a little controversy along the way, are almost impossible not to make given her industry-wide domination that has landed her face on every major magazine cover, billboard and fashion campaign the world over. And now with those many accomplishments already under her belt, the 21-year-old model is moving on to channeling even bigger stars, paying homage to one of the biggest Hollywood legends of all time,
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The Most Visible Star: Marilyn Monroe’s Acting Talent

The actress is mostly remembered for her good looks, but what about her impressive performances?

In Richard Dyer’s book Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society, he writes that Marilyn Monroe was “the most visible star”: an actress whose life was put on display, and remains so over 50 years after her death. She is one of the most iconic Hollywood stars of all time, her face instantly recognizable to even those who have never seen any of her movies. She is a symbol of beauty, glamor, cinema, femininity, blondness, sexuality, and tragedy. While the world speculates about her personal life — who was she romantically involved with? How did she die? What was she really like? — her career as an actress is overshadowed by her fame.

While she may not have been the greatest actress of all time, she certainly had her fair share of talent and intelligence, and always worked incredibly hard to bring her
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Bioshock: why the film collapsed

Simon Brew Feb 17, 2017

Director Gore Verbinski tells the story of how the plug was pulled on the film, just weeks before filming was set to begin...

A big screen adaptation of the Bioshock videogame series came painfully close to happening. Director Gore Verbinski was attached, and was close to physical production started, when Universal Pictures ultimately pulled the plug.

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Since then, Verbinski has moved on to films such as Rango and The Lone Ranger. And now he’s put together A Cure For Wellness, that lands in cinemas later this month. In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Verbinski was asked just what happened with the Bioshock movie, and why it fell apart. He was candid with his answer.

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Legion episode 2 review: Chapter Two

Nick Harley Feb 17, 2017

Legion explores the mind and memory in its stellar second outing. Read our spoiler-filled review here...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.2 Chapter Two

Memory can be comforting, but it’s not to be trusted. Though our memories form the basis of our personalities and how we interact with the people and world around us, we cannot help but distort and dramatise, to let others twist and shape our perceptions, and block out any recollection that disagrees with the narrative we’re constructing in our heads. The average person’s memory is just an approximation of the truth, so a person like Legion’s David Haller is likely to find even less fact wading through the recesses of his mind.
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Grimm season 6 episode 6 review: Breakfast In Bed

Christine Horton Feb 14, 2017

Grimm seems to be in no hurry to wrap up its many loose narrative threads in time for the fast-approaching series finale...

This review contains spoilers.

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6.6 Breakfast In Bed

We’re almost halfway through the final season and many fans might be starting to feel a little perplexed. Despite having only seven episodes left in which to wrap up the entire series – and deliver a finale that is worthy of its own mythological status – right now Grimm is still seemingly content to amble along at a leisurely pace, designating all the interesting plot points to the background while it focuses yet again on a standard Wesen-of-the-week storyline.

In this case, the action centres on a rundown hotel where guests are plagued by a night terror known as an Alpe, which
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Celebrating the movies of Keanu Reeves

Kirsten Howard Feb 17, 2017

Keanu Reeves, as much as any actor of his generation, has left a legacy to be proud of. We take a look back at his career.

Much like his character in the John Wick films, Keanu Reeves is a man with very little to lose.

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Often maligned for his lack of range as an actor, or dismissed as merely a vaguely goofy action star, every misstep that Reeves has taken throughout his career has come from an enviable ability to consistently take risks. Despite every effort to pigeonhole him, Keanu Reeves just won’t be told what he can and can’t do.

Born in Beirut to a showgirl and a geologist, Reeves is also a rabid
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Grimm season 6 episode 5 review: The Seven Year Itch

Christine Horton Feb 6, 2017

Ancient cloths, magic sticks and party animal Wesen... Grimm season six continues in its own inimitable style...

This review contains spoilers.

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6.5 The Seven Year Itch

This week Grimm treated us to a ravenous winged Wesen, a sarcastic ghost and the world’s creepiest child in an episode that was entertaining in a mid-season-Wesen-of-the-week sort of way.

As much as this episode doesn’t do much to progress many of the recent storylines, it delivers what fans generally like about the show: the hunting of malevolent mythical creatures, acerbic one-liners and a little Monrosalee-shaped fluff.

The Wesen in question is a Ataktos Fuse, also known as a Bestia Festiva (meaning ‘party animal’), is a cicada-like creature that emerges
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Grimm Season 6 Episode 5 Review: The Seven Year Itch

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It's probably fair to say that there is a significant portion of the fan base that finds Wesen-of-the-Week stories... well, boring. Especially when thrown up against exciting and dramatic long-term arcs.

Alas, Grimm Season 6 Episode 5 does little to discourage the sentiment.

With the series rapidly drawing to a close, is it really the best use of time to have our beloved Team Grimm go after Cicada Guy?

It was way, way more entertaining to watch as Meisner the Ghost mess with Renard in increasingly blatant ways.

Death certainly gave him an upgrade in the sense of humor department, though it seemed to be getting nastier by the moment.

Meisner: I like your new place, Sean! But I’m not following you. I’m *haunting* you. There *is* a difference.

Renard: Well, it’s annoying in either case!

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One of the
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Rushes. Farhadi Not Attending Oscars, John Hurt & Emmanuelle Riva, Post-Sundance Travails

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWSJohn Hurt and Emmanuelle RivaCurrently, due to American President Donald Trump's executive travel ban, Academy Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi cannot travel to the United States. But in a statement made to The New York Times, the filmmaker, who is nominated again this year for The Salesman, says he wouldn't attend even if granted an exception:Instilling fear in the people is an important tool used to justify extremist and fanatic behavior by narrow-minded individuals.

However, I believe that the similarities among the human beings on this earth and its various lands, and among its cultures and its faiths, far outweigh their differences. Last week we lost two great actors, John Hurt (1940 - 2017) and Emmanuelle Riva (1927 - 2017).Francis Ford Coppola's recent forays into moving images, whether the super-local indie thriller Twixt or his "live cinema" project, have been ambitious and unusual,
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Grimm Season 6 Episode 4 Review: El Cuegle

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When the scriptwriters were breaking in Grimm Season 6 Episode 4, did any of them ever bring up the phrase "self-fulfilling prophecy"? The monster of the week, El Cuegle, claimed that the babies he eats are destined for evil.

By the end of the episode, the viewers were left to seriously wonder whether baby Auggie is actually destined (destined, I say!) to murder his parents and more in another eighteen years.

I brought up the whole self-fulfilling prophecy thing because it sure seemed that no one bothered to stop and wonder whether the actual abduction of the baby by El Cuegle might actually serve as the pebbles that started the avalanche.

This is not to say that this is a problem with the episode. More, something for the viewer to ponder, especially in light of Auggie's parents' behavior at the end of the episode.

Really, it's up to the viewer to decide
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Lost Footage Of Marilyn Monroe In ‘The Seven Year Itch’ Emerges

For the family of Jules Schuback, furrier by trade and amateur cameraman, it must have been quite a shock to unearth a lost cinematic treasure in the family patriarch’s back room. In 2004 while preparing to move, three minutes of footage of Marilyn Monroe on the infamous subway grate from cinema classic “The Seven Year Itch” was discovered in a grocery bag stuffed with old film by Schuback’s family.

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Newswire: Rediscovered Marilyn Monroe footage reminds us dudes have always been kind of gross

Marilyn Monroe’s subway grate scene from The Seven Year Itch is one of the iconic images of 20th century cinema. But director Billy Wilder famously had to film the sequence twice, because the first time he tried it—on the actual streets of New York—the production became so swamped with leering men that the footage was declared unusable. Wilder later re-shot the sequence with Monroe on a soundstage, but the original footage has never been seen. In Wilder’s 2002 biography, Nobody’s Perfect, he noted that, “The footage immediately disappeared. But one day I’m sure some film scholar will dig it up.”

They haven’t yet, but footage of the original Seven Year Itch shoot has emerged, courtesy of the family of a New York home movie enthusiast. Per The New York Times, Jules Schulback‘s family discovered a grocery bag full of old film in ...
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Film News: Remembering Debbie Reynolds, in 2009 Interview

Los Angeles – The shocking news of the passing of Debbie Reynolds, hours after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away, is still resonating in the 2016 atmosphere. Ms. Reynolds died of a massive stroke on December 28th, at her son’s home near Los Angeles, while making funeral arrangements for her daughter. She was 84.

Debbie Reynolds is a true movie star, straddling the era between the studio system of the 1940s through co-starring in a film by Albert Brooks (“Mother”). She was the old fashioned “quadruple threat,” adept at song, dance, drama and comedy. Her daughter Carrie was the prodigy of her marriage to singer Eddie Fisher – they were the All-American couple of the 1950s – but they were destined to have a messy and public divorce two years after Carrie was born, when Eddie revealed an affair with Elizabeth Taylor. Through it all, Reynolds maintained her movie star status, from her first
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There Could Be No ‘Artist,’ No ‘La La Land’ Without Debbie Reynolds

There Could Be No ‘Artist,’ No ‘La La Land’ Without Debbie Reynolds
In “Singin' in the Rain,” Debbie Reynolds plays a reluctant ingénue, drawn into “the pictures” after Gene Kelly, playing a silent-era matinee idol trying to escape a mob of autograph-seeking kids, hops into her open-top convertible. It wasn’t Reynolds’ first movie, but it was by far her biggest break — much as “Star Wars” was for her daughter, Carrie Fisher, when she was 19 — and it provided America with a charmed backstory for her subsequent stardom.

Today, it’s plain to see that “Singin’ in the Rain” is one of the great screen musicals of all time (many believe the best), but it certainly wasn’t embraced as such in 1952. Heck, it wasn’t even made in that spirit, coming through the MGM pipeline like so much sausage, in much the way that “Casablanca” was a miracle of a steady backlot production model at Warner Bros. — though in that film’s case,
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Debbie Reynolds: 1932–2016

David Crow Dec 29, 2016

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, star of Singin’ in the Rain and How the West Was Won, has died at the age of 84.

In what is hopefully the final pang of 2016, legendary film actor and stage performer Debbie Reynolds has passed away at the age of 84, just one day after the loss of her daughter Carrie Fisher. Reynolds, one of the last beloved movie stars from the days of “Classic Hollywood,” leaves behind a career that will be cherished, having appeared in films as enduring as Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1960).

Reynolds died after being taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital on Wednesday afternoon. She had previously been staying with her son and Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, in his Beverley Hills home when they suspected she had suffered a stroke.

Known in recent years for her close relationship with her daughter Carrie,
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Singin’ in the Rain Star Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher

Singin’ in the Rain Star Debbie Reynolds Dies One Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher
Screen icon Debbie Reynolds has died at the age of 84. The news comes just one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, 60, died of a heart attack.

Reynolds was thinking of her daughter in her final moments. “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” she said shortly before passing, her son Todd told TMZ.

Reynolds was at her and Fisher’s property when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke on Wednesday afternoon, People confirmed .

On Tuesday, Reynolds had taken to social media to thank fans for their support in the
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