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Matt Lauer as Dolly Parton! Michael Strahan as Thor! Today Show and Gma Hosts Reveal Epic Halloween Costumes

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Matt Lauer as Dolly Parton! Michael Strahan as Thor! Today Show and Gma Hosts Reveal Epic Halloween Costumes
It’s that time of year again!

Without fail, the hosts of the Today show and Good Morning America churn out epic Halloween costumes year after year — and 2017 is no exception.

On Tuesday, Today‘s NBC stars pulled out all the stops, hitting the plaza dressed as country’s finest artists, with Reba McEntire introducing “legend’s night.”

And legend’s night it was: Carson Daly showed up as mullet-rocking Billy Ray Cyrus, Kathie Lee Gifford as Miley Cyrus, Al Roker as Willie Nelson, Megyn Kelly as Shania Twain (in a corset!) and Hoda Kotb rocked a better Blake Shelton than Blake Shelton himself,
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Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Drop the Mic on Final Performance: ‘I Will Always Love You’

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Drop the Mic on Final Performance: ‘I Will Always Love You’
One of the strongest lineups ever assembled in Nashville – including Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Lady Antebellum, Don Henley, Alison Krauss and Chris Stapleton – hit the stage Wednesday night for Kenny Rogers’ farewell tribute concert, but they all turned out to be mere warmup acts for the showstopping main event: the final performance of one of country’s most beloved duos, Rogers and Dolly Parton.

After Rogers, 79, had spent the entire concert watching the event from the side of the stage, he finally took his rightful place, center stage, with Parton about three hours into the show, and the two set
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Miley Cyrus Shines in Duet With Dad Billy Ray on Beautiful Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers’ Cover

Miley Cyrus Shines in Duet With Dad Billy Ray on Beautiful Tom Petty ‘Wildflowers’ Cover
Miley Cyrus has certainly made her mark during her week-long residency on The Tonight Show. She’s performed tributes to the victims of Las Vegas, channeled her godmother Dolly Parton, and even given Hillary Clinton a big hug.

On Thursday, the “Malibu” songstress didn’t disappoint, teaming up with her dad, Billy Ray, for a powerful duet, covering the late Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”

Clad in a demure strapless pink dress, Miley belted out the tune as her dad played the guitar and sang along by her side.

Petty passed away on Monday at the age of 66, and many artists including Coldplay and Sheryl Crowe have since performed tribute covers the legendary musician.

More: Miley Cyrus Cries and Hugs Hillary Clinton on ‘Tonight Show

Earlier in the week, Miley teamed up with host Jimmy Fallon to recreate Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ “Islands in the Stream.”

For more from Cyrus, watch the clip
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Watch Miley Cyrus And Jimmy Fallon Recreate Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers’ ‘Islands In The Stream’

Miley Cyrus paid tribute to Dolly Parton with the help of Jimmy Fallon in a recreation of Parton and Kenny Rogers’ classic “Islands in the Stream”. In the clip from “The Tonight Show”, Cyrus and Fallon appear dress as Parton and Rogers in a near perfect imitation of their famous performance of the song at […]
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Miley Cyrus Channels Godmother Dolly Parton on The Tonight Show (and Jimmy Fallon Nails Kenny Rogers!)

Miley Cyrus Channels Godmother Dolly Parton on The Tonight Show (and Jimmy Fallon Nails Kenny Rogers!)
The Queen of Country would be proud!

During Wednesday’s continuation of “Miley Week” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 24-year-old Cyrus channeled her legendary godmother, Dolly Parton, as she teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to recreate Parton and Kenny Rogers‘ famous 1983 Grammys performance of “Islands in the Stream.”

Fallon, 43, appeared first, strutting out onto the stage in a phony salt-and-pepper wig (with a matching beard and mustache). As he gave his best Rogers impression, Cyrus soon appeared as the spitting image of Parton.

The “Malibu” singer wore a large, curly blond wig and a blue, calf-length dress similar
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The Sound of Fear: 17 Creepy Choral Horror Soundtracks

Benjamin Wallfisch’s brilliantly sinister It score turns the human voice inside out – and it’s not the only one…

The world’s most terrifying clown Pennywise is back to stalk our nightmares in the new adaptation of It, on release now. Bill Skarsgard takes over from Tim Curry as the dreaded Stephen King creation and director Andy Muschietti’s movie has been praised for mixing genuine terror with Stand By Me levels of pathos.

It also marks the latest in a series of increasingly impressive chiller scores by British composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Having charged the likes of Lights Out, A Cure for Wellness and the recent Annabelle: Creation with a potent sense of musical fear, Wallfisch now scares the pants off us with his impressively creepy It soundtrack.

Sitting alongside some truly beautiful and tender material for our pre-teen heroes the Losers’ Club is an ear-shattering array of discordant horror techniques.
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Kenny Rogers To Preform One Final Time With Dolly Parton [Ticket Info]

Nearly retired country legend Kenny Rogers announced Tuesday that he will preform one final duet with Dolly Parton during his final concert in October. > Get Kenny Rogers’ Tickets Here Parton, 71, and Rogers, 78, have collaborated on a handful of songs over the course of their careers including “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love” and will most […]

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Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton To Perform Together One Last Time As Part Of Rogers’ Farewell Concert

In the world of country music it doesn’t get much bigger than Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, two crossover stars whose duets “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love” became certified classics worldwide. Now, the two country icons will come together for a final performance. Rogers, who is retiring from touring after six decades, has […]
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Fred J. Koenekamp, Oscar-Winning Dp of ‘The Towering Inferno,’ Dies at 94

Fred J. Koenekamp, Oscar-Winning Dp of ‘The Towering Inferno,’ Dies at 94
Cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for “The Towering Inferno” and was also nominated for shooting “Patton” and “Islands in the Stream,” died May 31.

His daughter Kathy Guyitt and the American Society of Cinematographers confirmed his death.

Both “Patton” and “Islands in the Stream” were directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, for whom he also shot “Papillon” and later “Yes, Giorgio.”

His work included memorable films of the 1970s such as “Billy Jack,” “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” “Kansas City Bomber,” “Uptown Saturday Night,” and “The Amityville Horror.”

Koenekamp received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asc in 2005.

He was born in Los Angeles, where his father, Hans F. Koenekamp, was a Hollywood cinematographer and special effects expert. After starting out as a film loader at Rko, he moved up through the ranks and eventually became director of photography for several seasons of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Fred J. Koenekamp, Oscar-Winning Dp of ‘The Towering Inferno,’ Dies at 94

Fred J. Koenekamp, Oscar-Winning Dp of ‘The Towering Inferno,’ Dies at 94
Cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp, who won an Oscar for “The Towering Inferno” and was also nominated for shooting “Patton” and “Islands in the Stream,” died May 31.

His daughter Kathy Guyitt and the American Society of Cinematographers confirmed his death.

Both “Patton” and “Islands in the Stream” were directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, for whom he also shot “Papillon” and later “Yes, Giorgio.”

His work included memorable films of the 1970s such as “Billy Jack,” “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” “Kansas City Bomber,” “Uptown Saturday Night,” and “The Amityville Horror.”

Koenekamp received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asc in 2005.

He was born in Los Angeles, where his father, Hans F. Koenekamp, was a Hollywood cinematographer and special effects expert. After starting out as a film loader at Rko, he moved up through the ranks and eventually became director of photography for several seasons of “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

A memorial service will be held June 17 at
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July. It's (Almost) a Wrap

We started the month off wishing Olivia de Havilland a happy centennial. She's now our oldest living Oscar winner! Then we completed our our "halfway mark" year in review which is like a warm up for the Film Bitch Awards at years end. We'll close the month tomorrow with the Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1977. Otherwise July has been the usual array of randomness. We like a good variety at The Film Experience as long as that variety includes lots of actressing and films from multiple genres and eras.

But about this era for a moment: the summer blockbusters have been a little rough this summer but find a smaller release to see this weekend: Miss Sharon Jones opened yesterday; do Not miss Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic which added over 400 theaters yesterday (it's now probably somewhere near you) and lives up to its title; and you might also want an opinion on the new Woody,
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Hmybs: Close Encounters of the Julia Kind

Best Shot 1977 Party, Finale

Julia Cinematography by: Douglas Slocombe (2nd of 3 nominations)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Cinematography by: Vilmos Zsigmond (1st of 4 nominations. His only win)

In case you missed our little Cinematography 1977 party we previously looked at the Oscar nominees Looking for Mr Goodbar, The Turning Point, and the little seen Ernest Hemingway inspired drama Islands in the Stream. Now that we're entirely out of time (Supporting Actress Smackdown Of 1977 Is Tomorrow!) here's a quick look at our final two nominated pictures. This time we'll do it in the abbreviated spirit we always intended for the series but could never manage due to longwindedness: a single image and why we claim it as "best".

Julia
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Hmwybs: "Islands in the Stream"

Best Shot 1977 Party. Chapter 1

Islands in the Stream (1977)

Directed by: Franklin J Schaffner

Cinematography by: Fred J Koenekamp

No, dear readers, quit humming.

Though this post is retro it is not about Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers' classic Grammy-winning 80s duet. Islands in the Stream is also the name of a 1977 movie very loosely adapted from a collection of possibly unfinished Ernest Hemingway stories which were released after his death under this title. I regret to inform that I had not even heard of it, the film or the book. The three sections of Hemingway's posthumous book include his previously published "The Old Man and the Sea," something I had heard of. (I'm not an animal.) 

The poster to your left begins with the tagline:

How long has it been since you've seen a really good movie?

Which was maybe not the best marketing tactic in March of 1977 considering what
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Next Two "Best Shot" Episodes: Zootopia + Cinematography of '77

Watch the movies. Pick a shot. join us! You can see all the past episodes here.

 

Tuesday Evening, July 19th

Zootopia (2016, Howard, Moore, Bush. 108 minutes)

It's the second biggest global hit of the year and now that it's available for home viewing let's have a second look at this delightful animated comedy about a utopia threatened when predators go wild again. 

Best Shot Special: Mon Jul 24- Fri Jul 29th

Oscar Battles: Best Cinematography 1977

Close Encounters Vilmos Zsigmond

Islands In The Stream Fred J Koenekamp

Julia Douglas Slocombe 

Looking For Mr Goodbar William A Fraker

Turning Point Robert Surtees 

Choose one or more of Oscar's 1977 Cinematography nominees for your "Best Shot" pleasure. We'll reajudicate the cinematography Oscar battle of 1977 over the final week of July. If this sounds crazy, please note that 1977 happens to be our "Year of the Month" and four of those five titles were also nominated for
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To Have and Have Not

Bogart finds Bacall and movie history is made; for once the make-believe romantic chemistry is abundantly real. Howard Hawks' wartime Caribbean adventure plays in grand style, with his patented mix of precision and casual cool. It's one of the most entertaining pictures of the 'forties. To Have and Have Not Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date July 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael,Dolores Moran, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour. Cinematography Sid Hickox Art Direction Charles Novi Film Editor Christian Nyby Original Music Hoagy Carmichael, William Lava, Franz Waxman Written by Jules Furthman, William Faulkner from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Produced by Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner Directed by Howard Hawks

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Speaking for myself, I can't think of a more 'Hawksian' picture than To Have and Have Not.
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Doctor Who: Moffat has "no idea" if this is the Doctor's mother

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A fan has asked Steven Moffat if the woman from Hell Bent was the Doctor's mum. He says he has "no idea"...

You’ll probably member that, in the Doctor Who series 8 finale Hell Bent, the Doctor revisited the Gallifreyan barn from his youth and chatted to a woman from his past. This character was simply named The Woman in the credits, and was played by Linda Broughton.

A fan has written into Doctor Who Magazine (which CultBox spotted and shared online), asking showrunner Steven Moffat this: “In Hell Bent, is the old lady we see in the barn the Doctor’s mother?”

Here’s what The Moff said back...

“We’ve no idea who she is, nor should we. But a quick glance at the evidence, would remind you that the Doctor is a ‘high born Gallifreyan’ so that would seem unlikely. So what was he doing in that barn,
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Key Largo

Bogie and Bacall are back, but with Edward G. Robinson's oily gangster breathing down their necks -- "Nyah!" Excellent direction (John Huston) and great performances (Claire Trevor) have made this one an eternal classic. We want subtitles for whatever Eddie whispered in Betty's ear... A most-requested, or demanded, HD release from Warners. Key Largo Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1948 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date February 23, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor, Thomas Gomez, Harry Lewis, John Rodney, Marc Lawrence, Dan Seymour, Monte Blue, William Haade, Jay Silverheels, Rodd Redwing. Cinematography Karl Freund Film Editor Rudi Fehr Original Music Max Steiner Written by Richard Brooks, John Huston from the play by Maxwell Anderson Produced by Jerry Wald Directed by John Huston

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I'd guess that Key Largo became a classic the moment it hit the screen,
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The Voice Top 4 iTunes Rankings: Who's Going to Win Season 9?

The Voice Top 4 iTunes Rankings: Who's Going to Win Season 9?
On paper, tonight’s Season 9 finale of The Voice is a four horse race — but the week’s iTunes rankings tell a tale of two ponies pulling away from the pack, and the photo-finish cameras bracing for a head-bob at the finish line.

RelatedThe Voice Season 9 Performance Finale Recap: Crossing Jordan

All season long, Jordan Smith has shown Secretariat-like dominance in the downloads department — a trend that held true this week, with the Kentucky native’s solo efforts landing at Nos. 1 and 3 on the iTunes Top 200 singles chart. (Duets with coaches are eligible for download, but do not count as votes,
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The Voice Season 9 Performance Finale Recap: Crossing Jordan

The Voice Season 9 Performance Finale Recap: Crossing Jordan
All season long, the outcome of The Voice‘s ninth season has seemed as obvious as the ick factor in a love duet between 39-year-old Blake Shelton and his 17-year-old protégé.

RelatedTVLine’s 10 Best Drama Series of 2015

You could practically imagine Jan Brady-esque huffing from backstage — “Jordan! Jordan! Jordan!” — every time Jordan Smith got a standing ovation from the judges or a fawning intro package from Mark Burnett & Co. or a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Top 200 from Voice voters both crazed and casual.

But while Jordan slayed his closing Christmas hymn tonight and didn’t make any glaring mistakes — unless,
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