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Valley of the Dolls

27 September 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

High camp or just plain trash? A cultural-cinematic swamp in perfectly rotten taste, this adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's supermarket 'dirty book' seeks out tawdry sleaze like no American movie had before. Junk beyond belief, and great entertainment if you're in a sick frame of mind. Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 835 1967 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date September 27, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward, Tony Scotti, Martin Milner, Charles Drake, Alexander Davion, Lee Grant, Naomi Stevens, Robert H. Harris, Jacqueline Susann, Robert Viharo, Joey Bishop, George Jessel, Dionne Warwick, Sherry Alberoni, Margaret Whiting, Richard Angarola, Richard Dreyfuss, Marvin Hamlisch, Judith Lowry. Cinematography William H. Daniels Film Editor Dorothy Spencer Conductor / Music Adaptor John Williams Written by Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley Jacqueline Susann Produced by Mark Robson, David Weisbart Directed by Mark Robson

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins FX's Feud

16 August 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This is not your momma’s Miss Mellie.

Film star Catherine Zeta-Jones has joined Ryan Murphy’s Feud in the role of Olivia de Havilland, Murphy announced Tuesday via Twitter.

Thrilled that Oscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining Feud as Oscar-winner Olivia de Havilland.

Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 16, 2016

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The anthology series, which nabbed a series order at FX in May, will explore some of history’s greatest duels. First up: the off-screen drama between Joan Crawford (played by Jessica Lange »

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TVLine Items: Morgan Freeman's Madam Secretary Encore, Evil Dead's Return Date and More

1 August 2016 12:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The estimable Morgan Freeman is “robing up” again for Madam Secretary.

RelatedMadam Secretary‘s Elizabeth Is Offered Veep! — What Happens Next?

The Oscar-winning actor, who serves as an executive producer on the CBS drama, will reprise his role as Chief Justice Wilbourne in the Season 3 premiere. And just as with his first appearance as Wilbourne (in the Season 2 opener), Freeman also will direct the episode, reports.

Madam Secretary launches its new season on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c, where it will air between NCIS: Los Angeles and Elementary.

RelatedFall TV 2016: Your Handy Calendar of 90+ Premiere Dates »

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‘Hateful Eight’ Tops ‘Point Break,’ ‘Concussion’ on Disc Sales Charts

6 April 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Oscar-winning “The Hateful Eight,” released on disc by Anchor Bay Entertainment, snatched the top spot on the national home video sales charts from Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” the week ended April 3.

The Western mystery, helmed by Quentin Tarantino and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern, earned less than $55 million in U.S. theaters, to nearly $282 million for the fourth “Hunger Games” film, which slipped to No. 2 on VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The Hateful Eight” won an Academy Award for original score. Jennifer Jason Leigh was nominated for supporting actress. The film also earned a nod for cinematography.

Two other new releases bowed in the top five. Sony Pictures’ “Concussion,” the controversial biodrama about football players developing brain damage due to repeated concussions, debuted at No. »

- Thomas K. Arnold

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Superficial 'News,' Mineo-Dean Bromance-Romance and Davis' fading 'Star': 31 Days of Oscar

6 February 2016 6:49 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Broadcast News' with Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter: Glib TV news watch. '31 Days of Oscar': 'Broadcast News' slick but superficial critics pleaser (See previous post: “Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'.”) Heralded for its wit and incisiveness, James L. Brooks' multiple Oscar-nominated Broadcast News is everything the largely forgotten Swing Shift isn't: belabored, artificial, superficial. That's very disappointing considering Brooks' highly addictive Mary Tyler Moore television series (and its enjoyable spin-offs, Phyllis and Rhoda), but totally expected considering that three of screenwriter-director Brooks' five other feature films were Terms of Endearment, As Good as It Gets, and Spanglish. (I've yet to check out I'll Do Anything and the box office cataclysm How Do You Know starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson.) Having said that, Albert Brooks (no relation to James L.; or to Mel Brooks »

- Andre Soares

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TCM Oscar Homage Kicked Off Today: Is Bigger Always Better?

1 February 2016 10:33 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Ben-Hur' 1959 with Stephen Boyd and Charlton Heston: TCM's '31 Days of Oscar.' '31 Days of Oscar': 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Ben-Hur' are in, Paramount stars are out Today, Feb. 1, '16, Turner Classic Movies is kicking off the 21st edition of its “31 Days of Oscar.” While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being vociferously reviled for its “lack of diversity” – more on that appallingly myopic, self-serving, and double-standard-embracing furore in an upcoming post – TCM is celebrating nearly nine decades of the Academy Awards. That's the good news. The disappointing news is that if you're expecting to find rare Paramount, Universal, or Fox/20th Century Fox entries in the mix, you're out of luck. So, missing from the TCM schedule are, among others: Best Actress nominees Ruth Chatterton in Sarah and Son, Nancy Carroll in The Devil's Holiday, Claudette Colbert in Private Worlds. Unofficial Best Actor »

- Andre Soares

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