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"Wonder Woman": 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'

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From TheGoodTheBadandTheUgly.Ca, take a look @ 'the good, the bad and the ugly' in director Patty Jenkins' comic book adaptation "Wonder Woman", starring Gal Gadot as 'Diana Of Themyscira':

Michael Stevens For The Good:

"'Merciful Minerva', it is true that many of us were rooting for dimpled Audrey Hepburn look-alike Gal Gadot, to give us a decent portrayal, in her first stand-alone 'Wonder Woman' feature...

"...after her exciting tease in 'Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

"And Gadot does not disappoint, delivering the goods as a sweet and sexy, smirking action star...

"...in a 'girl power' film about 'love and compassion'...

"...despite piles of fresh-killed, lantern-jawed Ww I 'enemy' corpses, dying in a cold blue 'No Man's Land'...

...looking more like 'Saving Private Ryan', than the world of Lynda Carter

"But Gadot makes the most of what she's got, with great leaps and bounds.
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The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao Screening at Schlafly Bottleworks September 6th

“This is the circus of Dr. Lao. We show you things that you don’t know. Oh we spare no pains and we spare no dough, oh we want to give you one hell of a show. And youth may come and age may go, but no more circuses like this show.”

The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964) screens Wednesday, September 6th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5

When I was two, I saw a movie at the theater with my parents. I had no idea what it was and for years I could remember nothing about it save a scene where a small lizard grows into a big dragon all in one shot. A decade or two later, I caught up with The 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao on TV,
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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench
It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers,
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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench
It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers
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More Gay Stars and Directors and Screenwriters on TCM: From psychos and psychiatrists to surfers and stage mamas

On the day a U.S. appeals court lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi “religious freedom” law – i.e., giving Christian extremists the right to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, etc. – not to mention the publication of a Republican-backed health care bill targeting the poor, the sick, the elderly, and those with “pre-existing conditions” – which would include HIV-infected people, a large chunk of whom are gay and bisexual men, so the wealthy in the U.S. can get a massive tax cut, Turner Classic Movies' 2017 Gay Pride or Lgbt Month celebration continues (into tomorrow morning, Thursday & Friday, June 22–23) with the presentation of movies by or featuring an eclectic – though seemingly all male – group: Montgomery Clift, Anthony Perkins, Tab Hunter, Dirk Bogarde, John Schlesinger, Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Arthur Laurents, and Jerome Robbins. After all, one assumes that, rumors or no, the presence of Mercedes McCambridge in one
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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked
It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be
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The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked

The Best Dual Roles on TV, Ranked
It’s difficult enough for an actor to be tasked with transforming into a new person — in aspect, personality, movement and spirit — from role to role. But when double duty (or more) is required within the same project, that’s when the real challenge kicks in, because the viewer must be convinced that the same actor is distinctly different when they’re playing both parts in rapid succession, sometimes even side-by side or interacting with each other.

Dating back to shows like “The Patty Duke Show,” “Bewitched” and “I Dream of Jeannie,” the dual role usually allowed for storylines involving twins, cousins or other lookalikes. Even “Knight Rider” stuck a mustache and goatee on David Hasselhoff to give him an evil twin. Over time though, these performances became less campy and more convincing, going beyond the fake hair, goofy costuming or “evil” shortcut trappings. These days, dual roles can be
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Catfish Sneak Peek: Alante Channels I Dream Of Jeannie To Describe His Online Love

How would you feel if the love of your life often vanished into thin air in the blink of an eye? In a sneak peek of this week’s Catfish, below, a man named Alante says, well, it kind of sucks. “It’s a hit-and-miss thing with her,” he tells Nev and Max. “We were talking every... Catfish Sneak Peek: Alante Channels I Dream Of Jeannie To Describe His Online Love">Read more »
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How Mary Tyler Moore Changed the Female TV Hero

The top three rated American shows of the 1969-1970 television season were, in order, Laugh-In, a ribald comedy show in which women were basically bikini-wearing furniture, and Gunsmoke and Bonanza, two cowboy shows in which tumbleweeds outnumbered female characters. Into this less-than-encouraging landscape, The Mary Tyler Moore Show was dropped into the CBS Saturday night line-up in September 1970 as if from a great height. Here was an utterly new character, defined in the pilot episode by her spunkiness. She was neither wife nor mother, sister nor daughter – she was the
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Watch Mark Hamill Reunite with His Return of the Jedi Lightsaber

Watch Mark Hamill Reunite with His Return of the Jedi Lightsaber
Collecting movie memorabilia has grown into a huge business, with fans eager to pay top dollar for some of the rarest movie props out there. One of the best places to find some of these rare props is a place known as Prop Store L.A., which is run by Brandon Alinger, who invited Star Wars icon Mark Hamill to visit his shop in a new episode of Pop Culture Quest, debuting on Comic-Con HQ Tuesday, January 17. A video has debuted that shows Brandon Alinger reuniting Mark Hamill with a very special prop from Return of the Jedi.

The clip, which comes courtesy of Geek Tyrant, shows Brandon Alinger pulling out a special prop from his personal collection, the real lightsaber Mark Hamill used in Return of the Jedi. Brandon Alinger also has quite a story behind the prop, revealing that this same lightsaber was used by Alec Guinness in
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‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80

‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80
Actress Francine York, who had more than 150 television and film credits, died Friday in Van Nuys, Calif., She was 80 and had cancer, according to her close friend Pepper Jay.

York once declared the 1973 cult film “The Doll Squad” her most popular film, but she played everything from an alien to a exotic belly dancer. On “Batman,” she played Lydia Limpet, the Bookworm’s henchwoman. Her credits include guest roles on “Bewitched,” “General Hospital,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “My Favorite Martian.” She also appeared in “Tickle Me” with Elvis Presley. Her more recent roles include “Family Man” with Nicolas Cage, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Star Trek: Progeny.”

Born Francine Yerich, she was raised in Aurora, Minn. and Cleveland, where she performed in school plays. She danced as a showgirl in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles, where she played the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Her screen career was launched when
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‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80

‘Doll Squad’ and ‘Batman’ Actress Francine York Dies at 80
Actress Francine York, who had more than 150 television and film credits, died Friday in Van Nuys, Calif., She was 80 and had cancer, according to her close friend Pepper Jay.

York once declared the 1973 cult film “The Doll Squad” her most popular film, but she played everything from an alien to a exotic belly dancer. On “Batman,” she played Lydia Limpet, the henchwoman of the Bookworm (Roddy McDowall). Her credits include guest roles on “Bewitched,” “General Hospital,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “My Favorite Martian.” She also appeared in “Tickle Me” with Elvis Presley. Her more recent roles include “Family Man” with Nicolas Cage, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Star Trek: Progeny.”

Born Francine Yerich, she was raised in Aurora, Minn. and Cleveland, where she performed in school plays. She danced as a showgirl in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles, where she played the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Her screen career was launched when Jerry Lewis cast her
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Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and More Stars Pay Tribute to Zsa Zsa Gabor

Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and More Stars Pay Tribute to Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor, one of the brightest stars of Hollywood's golden age, died on Sunday, Et can confirm. She was 99.

Her husband, Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, tells Et that Gabor was home with him by her side, and "her heart just stopped."

Related: Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99

After news of Gabor’s death broke, stars like Andy Cohen, Barbara Eden and Antonio Banderas took to social media to share their memories of and tributes to the late actress and socialite.

Cohen tweeted simply Gabor’s name and an “#Rip” hashtag, alongside a slew of crying emoji.

I Dream of Jeannie star Eden shared her memories of the Green Acres actress, tweeting, “Rest in peace Zsa Zsa Gabor. She and her sisters were lovely ladies who were always fun and delightful to be around.”

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese remembered Gabor as “one of the wittiest beauties of all time!”

“I love all
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Horror Highlights: Animation & Disneyana Auction, Twenty Twenty-four, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 Vol. 6

Walt Disney's Last Will and Testament, artwork from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and many, many more incredible items are up for auction in the highly anticipated Animation and Disneyana event that began on December 9th. Also: watch two new clips plus the official trailer for Richard Mundy's Twenty Twenty-Four, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Vol. 6 cover art and preview pages.

Animation & Disneyana Auction Details: Press Release: "Calabasas, Calif.- Walt Disney's Last Will and Testament, plus his signed document marking the genesis of the Disney Empire/brand; How the Grinch Stole Christmas production artwork (perfectly timed to the 50th anniversary of the animated TV special!) and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas original artwork and set pieces; Disneyana, featuring rare animation art and Disney park props, including an "Atom-mobile" miniature prop from the retired Journey Through Inner Space attraction, an assortment of
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‘All in the Family,’ ‘Maude’ Writer Austin Kalish Dies at 95

‘All in the Family,’ ‘Maude’ Writer Austin Kalish Dies at 95
Prolific comedy writer Austin Kalish, who with his wife Irma wrote landmark episodes of “Maude” and “All in the Family,” as well as the pilot for “Gilligan’s Island,” died early Wednesday. He was 95.

Kalish’s son, writer-producer Bruce Kalish, confirmed his death in a Facebook post Thursday. “He squeezed every bit of life he had out of his 95 years here on this planet,” Bruce Kalish wrote. “You may not have known him but you watched his shows.”

Austin “Rocky” Kalish and Irma Kalish wrote one of the most talked-about episodes of comedy in primetime history, the 1973 “Maude’s Choice” episode of the Bea Arthur comedy in which the titular character wrestles with the decision to have an abortion after an unexpected pregnancy. Airing in the same year that the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, the episode brought the polarizing issue squarely into America’s living rooms.

The
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Newswire: R.I.P. Jack Riley, Bob Newhart patient and Rugrats dad

Multiple sources are reporting the death of comedic actor Jack Riley, known for plying his wry, Midwestern deadpan in The Bob Newhart Show, Rugrats, and a number of Mel Brooks movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riley died of pneumonia after a long illness. He was 81.

Hailing from Cleveland, Riley got his start in radio before heading West in the mid-’60s, booking a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Occasional Wife and doing guest shots on series including M*A*S*H, I Dream Of Jeannie, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. That third series was produced by the same studio, Mtm Enterprises, that would give Riley his signature role: Touchy, narcissistic, neurotic, phobic, greedy, insecure pessimist Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show.

“Mr. Carlin”—as his psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley (Newhart) was wont to call him—was a regular fixture at the Rimpau Medical Arts Center ...
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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Star, Dies at 80

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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Star, Dies at 80
Jack Riley, who played Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show,” died on Friday at the age of 80, TheWrap has learned. Riley, a venerable character actor, began working in television back in the 1960’s. He appeared in numerous hit shows, including “Gomer Pyle:usmc,” “The Flying Nun,” “I Dream of Jeannie” and “Hogan’s Heroes,” to name just a few. His best known role came in 1972 when he was cast as the highly-neurotic Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show.” Riley appeared in over 50 episodes over the show’s six-season run. Also Read: Arthur Hiller, 'Love Story' Director and Former Academy President,
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Oprah: Where Are They Now?: I Dream of Jeannie Features in Season Premiere

No need to fold your arms and blink. Oprah Winfrey has powers of her own and in the new season premiere of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she uses them to summon Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden. A fantasy sitcom that ran for five years before being cancelled by NBC, I Dream of Jeannie also starred Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, and Hayden Rorke.Own says: "I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the 'Jeannie' costume one more time, for a very special event." Watch a preview, below. The new season of
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The Nanny's Ann Morgan Guilbert Dead at 87

The Nanny's Ann Morgan Guilbert Dead at 87
The world has sadly lost another star.  Ann Morgan Guilbert, the character actress synonymous with beloved sitcoms like The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Nanny, died Tuesday after battling cancer. Her daughter Nora Eckstein confirmed her death, as reported by Variety (via AP). The longtime actress was 87 years old.  A Minnesota native, she left her hometown and headed for California to study theater and begin working as a performer. By the time she was in her early 30s, Gilbert had scored the role of Millie Helper, the signature next door neighbor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.  In addition to subsequent guest roles on shows like I Dream of Jeannie, The Partridge...
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The Brass Bottle

This inconsequential comic fantasy from 1964 remains a rainy day favorite thanks to the peerless Tony Randall who stars as an agitated architect getting some unwanted assistance from a very persistent genie played by the always affable Burl Ives. A lighter-than-air mix of magic spells and harem girls, it almost certainly pointed the way to co-star Barbara Eden’s long-running series, I Dream of Jeannie.
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