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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Favorite Movies: See 55 of His Top Picks

26 June 2017 6:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From “Ordinary People” to “Ted,” the celebrated auteur has wide-ranging taste.

Related storiesPaul Thomas Anderson's Best Scenes, Ranked'Anchorman' Would Have Had a Lot More Killer Orangutans and Throwing Stars if Paul Thomas Anderson Hadn't Stepped InPaul Thomas Anderson Directs Haim in One Intimate Long Take in 'Right Now' Music Video -- Watch »

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Timothy Hutton Goes In Deep On The Creative Process Of ‘American Crime’ [Emmy Interview]

20 June 2017 2:56 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

35 years after winning an Academy Award for “Ordinary People,” Timothy Hutton found creative heaven with writer and producer John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”).  ABC won’t be bringing Ridley’s anthology drama series “American Crime” back next year, but for three seasons it provided Hutton with the sort of rich, complex characters any actor would dream of playing.  Hutton took the ball Ridley rolled out and ran with it earning an Emmy nomination in 2015 and barely missing the cut last year.  

Continue reading Timothy Hutton Goes In Deep On The Creative Process Of ‘American Crime’ [Emmy Interview] at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Loveless’ At Cannes: Russian Love On The Rocks Leaves Child Missing – Watch

18 May 2017 12:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: We’ve seen family life unravel on screen in movies like American Beauty and Ordinary People, but Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev takes the meaning of the word “broken” to a whole other level in Loveless, which premiered tonight at the Cannes Film Festival in competition. Loveless follows a bitter couple Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) who are too content to get divorced, their actions already speaking more than any words they could scream… »

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‘Unforgettable’ Review: Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson Fight a Trashy War on Motherhood

20 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Katherine Heigl has that stare. It’s the stare that asks, “Why are you placing that glass on the table when you know it will leave a ring?” The stare of ongoing, generalized anxiety. The stare of taking it personally. The increasingly hostile stare that wonders why everyone and everything always has to be so damn disappointing. The stare that lives somewhere, uncomfortably, in between Mary Tyler Moore in “Ordinary People” and Kathleen Turner in “Serial Mom.” Heigl maintains that stare through much of “Unforgettable,” brilliantly so, and for a solid narrative reason. Her character, the perfectly platinum blonde Tessa, »

- Dave White

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American Crime's Timothy Hutton Boards Amazon's Jack Ryan

16 March 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

American Crime‘s Timothy Hutton will soon be investigating international crimes with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, booking a recurring role on the Amazon original series.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The eight-episode drama — which is based on an idea conceived by Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland and therefore not a direct adaptation of Clancy’s popular book series — stars former Office staffer John Krasinski as the eponymous hero. Per the official logline, Ryan is an “up-and-coming CIA analyst” who gets thrust “into the center of a »

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The Vampire Diaries: 15 Best Episodes ... Ranked!

27 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The Vampire Diaries is about to come to an end. Before it says goodbye, however, let's all take a look back...

... at the very best episodes in show history.

Scroll down for a look and remember: If you're feeling nostalgic and want to relive any of the best moments, you can watch The Vampire Diaries online!

15. Season 4 Episode 20 - The Originals The episode was not outstanding, but it set up the story for the spin-off very well. It was definitely one of the better backdoor pilots in recent memory. 14. Season 3 Episode 8 - Ordinary People We finally got some insight on how the Mikaelsons became the original vampires. It was heartbreaking but pretty great. 13. Season 4 Episode 15 - Stand by Me Jeremy Gilbert died and the only way for Elena to fully process what happened was to turn her humanity off. Oh, we can't forget that she also decided to burn the »

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Oscars 2017: Sara Bareilles to Perform During 'In Memoriam' -- Why It Will Be the Saddest Ever

23 February 2017 1:10 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

2016 saw the unexpected and untimely deaths of a slew of beloved icons and screen legends, which means viewers can expect one monumental In Memoriam segment at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Thursday that Sara Bareilles will be performing during the emotional tribute. "Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement.

The tribute will no doubt have everyone in tears, especially when you consider just how many icons have passed away since last year's awards show.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Looking back over the past year, here are just a few of the late stars who will likely be honored at this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, who died on »

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Oscar Directing Nominees Help Us Trace Their DNA

7 February 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Directors influence each other with their work. Sometimes that influence is overt — “La La Land” clearly evokes “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” — but other times it is more unexpected, hinging on storytelling choices or structure.

Variety asked this year’s directing nominees to help us trace the DNA of their movies, and all were happy to oblige.

Arrival

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In Villeneuve’s alien-invasion tale, humans eventually discover that the aliens “want to help you help us.”

Villeneuve’s choices:

“2001: A Space Odyssey” 1968: “Definitely ‘2001’,” Villeneuve says, of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic in which Earthlings, searching for signs of intelligent life, are nearly outwitted by artificial intelligence.

Jaws” 1975: “It was Spielberg’s idea that you unveil slowly the entity, to create suspense,” Villeneuve says. “That very slow striptease is something I stole from ‘Jaws.’ ”

Our choices:

The Day the Earth Stood Still” 1951: Aliens caution »

- Marshall Fine

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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: Not Only ‘Brilliantly Funny,’ but Vulnerable

31 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

About halfway through the seven-season run of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” a week came when Moore had to spend a few days in the hospital for a minor procedure.

Work on the CBS comedy continued Monday through Thursday, with co-star Betty White subbing for Moore during the table read, script revisions, and blocking. By Friday, Moore was back on the CBS Radford lot for the final run-through and taping — and she nailed every line and set-up with ease.

“She was perfect,” recalls Jay Sandrich, who directed 119 of the 168 episodes of “Mary Tyler Moore” during its 1970-77 run.

Sandrich says his memory of that week came back to him as he grappled with the news of her death Jan. 25 at the age of 80.

The depth of Moore’s understanding of her TV alter-ego, the plucky Mary Richards, was a gift to everyone who worked on the show. “Everybody loved her,” Sandrich »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Watch Mary Tyler Moore’s Dazzling Toothpaste Commercial

27 January 2017 12:18 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Actor Mary Tyler Moore had a career that spanned mediums and paved the way for the modern woman. From television and Oscar-nominated film turns, even to commercials, her work earned her the titles of “America’s sweetheart” and “The Queen of Brooklyn.” Throughout her life, Moore took home over 30 awards including three Golden Globes, a Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy, seven Emmys, and a special Tony for her performance in “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” Robert Redford’s “Ordinary People” earned her her Academy recognition. The Brooklyn, New York, native is best remembered for her roles in series that helped pave the way for women in television. Launched in the ’70s, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” featured Moore as a single and independent producer at a Minneapolis news station; the sitcom ran for seven seasons. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will »

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27 January 2017 6:12 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Coming Soon Beauty and the Beast has an original song called "Evermore," sung in the film by Dan Stevens and in the end credits by Josh Groban. Uff, I've never liked Disney's "do overs" in the end credits. They're always worse than the in-film version

Variety Beauty and the Beast also got character posters

Mnpp a pic of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal we'd never seen before!

The Playlist on 30 breakouts of the Sundance Film Festival 

David Poland La La Land backlash and why you should give the movie its due

 

Boy Culture celebrities pay tribute to Mary Tyler Moore

MTV Teo Bugbee on Mary Tyler Moore in Ordinary People (1980) 

The Daily Beast Lois Smith has a breakout role at 86 in Marjorie Prime

Film Mixtape Chris Feil's top fifteen of the year

Art of the Title looks back at Madonna's Who's That Girl (1987) opening credits. Loved those

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For Our Consideration: The role that showed there was more to Mary Tyler Moore

26 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

When Robert Redford cast Mary Tyler Moore in the pivotal role of Beth for his 1980 directorial debut, he was accused of stunt casting. Redford had purchased the rights to Ordinary People while the novel was still in galleys, having sparked immediately to the story about a seemingly perfect upper-crust family that’s torn apart after the elder son dies in a sailing accident, leaving behind his troubled younger brother. More established film actresses like Lee Remick and Ann-Margret were in contention for the role; meanwhile, Moore, though an undisputed champ of the small screen, hadn’t been in a movie since Elvis’ final appearance, 1969’s Change Of Habit (she played a nun). Casting Moore was a brave choice, and it paid off: It netted Moore her only Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for Best Actress.

Moore had been America’s sweetheart since The Dick Van Dyke ...

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- Gwen Ihnat

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From TV Star to Executive: Mary Tyler Moore’s Most Iconic Moments

26 January 2017 6:18 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mary Tyler Moore never set out to be one of the pioneers of television, but with her warmth and comedic chops, she cemented a legacy for generations of fans thanks to her groundbreaking work in the medium, both onscreen and behind the camera. Moore died on Wednesday from a cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, her publicist confirmed to Et. She was 80.  

Moore first rose to prominence on The Dick Van Dyke Show, playing the slightly daffy wife to Van Dyke’s TV writer character from 1961-66. She then branched out on her own with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she became a feminist icon as a single, working woman. During the show’s run, from 1970 to 1977, she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series every year and won a total of three awards. 

After her eponymous show ended, Moore deftly moved into films and Broadway shows, working with the »

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80

25 January 2017 5:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A TV icon for sure,  star one of the best sitcoms of all time, but Mary Tyler Moore left a mark with her big screen work including her Oscar-nominated turn in the 1980 Best Picture winner Ordinary People. She co-starred with Charles Bronson in X-15, Elvis in a A Change Of Habit, Julie Andrews in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and played Ben Stiller’s mom in David O. Russel’s Flirting With Disaster. Her Ordinary People performance was wonderful and incredibly surprising at the time but it’s her TV work, from Happy Hotpoint, the Hotpoint Appliance elf in the mid-50’s, to The Dick Van Dyke Show to her winning three Emmys as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Ms Moore live for many years with Type 1 diabetes and passed away this morning at age 80.

From The New York Times:

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on »

- Tom Stockman

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Mary Tyler Moore TV Show and Movie Sales Surge After Death

25 January 2017 5:22 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mary Tyler Moore's legendary shows are blowing up Internet sales ... just hours after her death. Sales for the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" shot up more than 23,000% Wednesday on Amazon, and numbers for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" -- her first big break -- are up nearly 5,000%. Mary's most acclaimed movie was "Ordinary People" -- she got an Oscar nom for Best Actress -- so it's no surprise sales for the film have skyrocketed »

- TMZ Staff

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Hail Mary: Why Mary Tyler Moore Was the Greatest

25 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The most unforgettable moment from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, out of dozens of contenders: Mary sits at the bar with her newsroom co-workers, drinking their sorrows away. They've had a grim day – her cranky boss Lou Grant just attended his ex-wife's wedding, while he's still reeling from the divorce, so the others tagged along for moral support. Pompous anchorman Ted Baxter tries to lighten the mood with a knock-knock joke. Lou growls, "Ted, this better be a pretty funny knock-knock joke. I lost a wife today." It's a godawful joke. »

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25 January 2017 3:08 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Nyt TV comedy legend and dramatic Oscar nominee Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People, The Mary Tyler Moore Show) dies at 80

Empire Actor Dan Aykroyd pays tribute to his Blues Brothers co-star Carrie Fisher in a new essay

Awards Daily Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey interview to air on Netflix tomorrow 

Playbill If you're near Cambridge, there's a new production of Night of the Iguana starring James Earl Jones and Amanda Plummer (!) opening in February 

Tracking Board Jacob Tremblay signs on to a reboot of Predator as an autistic child with a gift for languages

/Film X-Men is getting its own TV series, unrelated to the movies. Good luck with that 

THR on all the times the Star Wars universe has used "The Last Jedi"  

People Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac have split 

Interview talks to Asghar Farhadi about his Oscar nominated film The Salesman 

More Oscar Reactions

Mnpp Jason does not like Hacksaw Ridge. »

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Mary Tyler Moore: Watch Her Best Moments from ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘SNL’ and More

25 January 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With today’s sad news that Mary Tyler Moore has passed, many are looking to remind themselves of her numerous iconic roles and performances. Here’s a brief primer on where to start the search.

Read More: Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Beloved Actress Was 80

The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is an obvious starting point, of course, and the first three seasons (which, combined, account for 72 of 168 total episodes) are on Hulu; so are all five seasons of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (158 episodes) and the first season of “Rhoda,” a spinoff of “Tmtms.” For anyone who doesn’t have Hulu (or simply can’t deal with the ads), “Dick Van Dyke” is also available to stream on Netflix. Those more amenable to Hulu can also listen to her voice the character of Marjorie on the “Frasier Crane’s Day Off” episode of “Frasier” or the 1982 movie “Six Weeks.”

Moore made many, »

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Mary Tyler Moore: Watch Her Best Moments from ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show,’ ‘Ordinary People,’ ‘SNL’ and More

25 January 2017 2:55 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With today’s sad news that Mary Tyler Moore has passed, many are looking to remind themselves of her numerous iconic roles and performances. Here’s a brief primer on where to start the search.

Read More: Mary Tyler Moore Dead: Beloved Actress Was 80

The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is an obvious starting point, of course, and the first three seasons (which, combined, account for 72 of 168 total episodes) are on Hulu; so are all five seasons of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (158 episodes) and the first season of “Rhoda,” a spinoff of “Tmtms.” For anyone who doesn’t have Hulu (or simply can’t deal with the ads), “Dick Van Dyke” is also available to stream on Netflix. Those more amenable to Hulu can also listen to her voice the character of Marjorie on the “Frasier Crane’s Day Off” episode of “Frasier” or the 1982 movie “Six Weeks.”

Moore made many, »

- Indiewire Staff

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Entertainment News: TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

25 January 2017 2:39 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Greenwich, Conn. – She was the ideal woman for two generations of TV viewers, first in the 1960s as wife Laura to comedy writer Rob Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and then in the 1970s as feminist breakthrough Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Ms. Moore died on January 25, 2016, near her home in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

Mary Tyler Moore always seemed to be as the right place at the right time in her TV career, redefining the role models of women on TV in her roles as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards. As the fashionable and daffy Laura on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961-66) she was equal to her husband Rob, as they portrayed the TV equivalent of John and Jackie Kennedy during its run. As Mary Richards on the show with her name on it (1970-77), she went one better. She was a career »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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