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10 Comedy Reboots We’d Like to See

15 July 2016 11:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Excited to see Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the new “Ghostbusters”? The buzzy blockbuster—out in theaters today!—is one of several new installments of comedy classics that fans have been clamoring for, and we can’t wait to see what new remakes continue to hit the big screen. Read: “How to Recreate the Comedic Brilliance of ‘Ghostbusters’ ” With a “First Wives Club” TV show, a “Mary Poppins” Disney sequel starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and an all-female “Ocean’s Eleven” on the way, here are 10 more comedy favorites begging for a reboot. What films would you add to the list below? “TootsieSydney Pollack’s 1982 instant-classic film managed quite a feat; it combined laugh-out-loud comedy, delivered by a brilliant Dustin Hoffman, with deceptively shrewd social commentary about sexism. For that reason this cross-dressing comedy about a difficult Hollywood actor stepping into a woman’s shoes is worth revisiting. »

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Gene Wilder Opens Up About Making of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ – Watch

5 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Public sightings of iconic actor Gene Wilder are as rare these days as public sightings of Willy Wonka (or Arthur Halliday). Three years ago, the retiree spoke with Robert Osborne at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in a rare public appearance. He discussed filming Mel Brooks classics like “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers,” making Willy Wonka into his own and the state of modern Hollywood (including remakes of his own films!). The results will make you wish you could see Wilder back on the big screen.

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It’s safe to assume Wilder has an old sensibility towards the industry. In this talk, he touches on his dislike for profanity in today’s films (“When they’re swearing… can’t they just stop and talk? Instead of swearing?”), confusion over what a podcast is (“Would I come on your what? »

- Russell Goldman

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Watch: ‘Tootsie’ Behind-the-Scenes Look Reveals On Set Animosity Between Director and Dustin Hoffman

23 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

34 years later, Sydney Pollack’s “Tootsie” remains a relatively incisive look at gender in society, even if the film’s concluding reaffirmation of traditional roles has aged less well than the questions the films poses before it. Yet a lost behind-the-scenes featurette reveals the production of “Tootsie” as fighting for identity itself.

Read More: Actors Name Tootsie The Greatest Movie Of All Time in New Poll 

The video centers on a confessional interview with Pollack on the set of the film that airs out his grievances of working with lead Dustin Hoffman.

“Legally I have control of the picture. But that doesn’t mean I owe him a lot morally, which I do,” he says. “You can’t make an actor do anything. Make him do anything. Now, I can’t direct a scene I don’t believe in either, and sometimes both things have happened.”

The interview centers around »

- Russell Goldman

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Jessica Lange will be next to win a Grammy and reach Egot (Don’t tell Dames Helen Mirren & Maggie Smith)

20 June 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Which audio book should Jessica Lange record? According to your votes in our ongoing poll below, she is by far the likeliest of the 12 artists with at least one Emmy, Oscar and Tony to complete her Egot by taking home a Grammy. Lange won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1982 for”Tootsie” and then followed up with a Best Actress win […] »

- Chris Beachum

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Tonys 2016: Who is now one award away from an Egot

13 June 2016 12:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jessica Lange got one statuette closer to joining the pantheon of uber-talented folks who have picked up the grand slam of entertainment awards, the Egot (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). At Sunday’s Tony Awards, she won the Lead Actress in a Play honor for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, her first Tony. Lange returned to the role of Mary Tyrone in this year’s revival of the Eugene O’Neill play after she told her American Horror Story producer Ryan Murphy that she wanted to revisit the character. She’d played the part in London 16 years ago. The Ahs/Glee creator got a shoutout in Lange’s acceptance speech when she thanked “my dear friend Ryan Murphy, who made this possible to do.” Two of Lange’s three Emmys are for American Horror Story. The other is for 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens. The first award she logged for her pending Egot was her Oscar for Tootsie in 1982. She won another Academy Award in 1995 for Blue Sky. Still needed to get Lange into the Egot club: a Grammy. We know she can sing, as she did on multiple occasions for American Horror Story and for Grey Gardens. There is also a less musical way she could earn a Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album. But just you wait: Lange’s win may not be the buzziest bit of Egot movement in 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda began 2016 with two marks on his Egot checklist: His Tony for In the Heights and an Emmy for writing original lyrics for a song in the 2013 Tony Awards telecast. Now monster hit Hamilton’s earned him three more Tony statuettes and the Grammy that got him one step closer to Egot status. Next up, his chance at an Academy Award — Moana. By the first sweet sound of Miranda’s tunes we got to hear in the Disney musical’s teaser trailer released today, Miranda may have a solid shot at an Oscar in next year’s ceremony. Miranda and Lange accepting Tonys on Sunday night. Miranda read a sonnet he wrote for his acceptance speech for Best Original Score. Photos credit: John Paul Filo/CBS Frozen songwriter Robert Lopez is currently the youngest of the exclusive club of 12* to call themselves Egot winners and also the one who worked his way to winning all four the fastest (within 10 years). If Miranda walks home a winner from next year’s Oscars, when he’ll beat Lopez for both distinctions at age 37 having won all four awards in just less than nine years. *Yup, just 12, when you’re only counting competitive (not honorary) wins Hamilton made Tonys history as the production with the most nominations ever (a whopping 16). Though it didn’t break the record for most wins — its 11 statuettes are just shy of The Producers’ record 12 — history still happened in Manhattan tonight: For the first time, all four musical acting awards went to people of color — Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, and Renée Elise Goldsberry and The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo. Tell the Oscars that Broadway gets the job done. »

- Emily Rome

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Jessica Lange Is Only One Award Away Now from EGOT After Nabbing Best Actress Tony

12 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Lange is one trophy single away from achieving bona fide Hollywood-legend status. The 67-year-old actress nabbed the Tony for best actress in a leading role in a play at Sunday night's 2016 Tony Awards, leaving her just one award short of an Egot. Defeating the likes of Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Williams, Lange took home the trophy for Long Day's Journey Into Night. "This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness even on such a sad day as this," Lange said while accepting the award, acknowledging the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. "It's a thrill »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Jessica Lange Is Only One Award Away Now from Egot After Nabbing Best Actress Tony

12 June 2016 7:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jessica Lange is one trophy single away from achieving bona fide Hollywood-legend status. The 67-year-old actress nabbed the Tony for best actress in a leading role in a play at Sunday night's 2016 Tony Awards, leaving her just one award short of an Egot. Defeating the likes of Lupita Nyong'o and Michelle Williams, Lange took home the trophy for Long Day's Journey Into Night. "This is a dream come true and it fills me with such happiness even on such a sad day as this," Lange said while accepting the award, acknowledging the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. "It's a thrill »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Why Dustin Hoffman Taught Us a Relationship Lesson in Tootsie

1 June 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Why Dustin Hoffman Taught Us a Relationship Lesson in Tootsie

Tootsie might have been billed as a comedy starring Dustin Hoffman as a hapless actor forced to dress up as a woman in order to get a job, but underneath the make up and tomfoolery there’s an important message about relationships.

Naturally, given the presence of stars such as Bill Murray, the 1982 movie was always going to have its lighter moments, but in among the laughter Mr. Hoffman actually reveals why friendship is never far away from intimacy.

In fact, if you can forge a friendship before a relationship is formed, then you stand a much better chance of overcoming any potential intimacy issues according to relationship expert Linda Blair. A fear of intimacy can have serious implications for a relationship; however, as with all things in life, there’s no “one size fits all” definition or solution to the problem. »

- The Hollywood News

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Nia Vardalos, Meg Ryan, Geena Davis Talk Sexism in Hollywood

6 May 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Working together on “Tootsie,” Dustin Hoffman gave Geena Davis wise career advice that she has followed ever since.

“One of the things he told me was ‘Work on getting your own material. Read books. Read articles, get the rights,’” says Davis. “So from the very beginning that was in my mind. In fact, I tried to get the rights to ‘The Accidental Tourist’ when I read it and somebody bought the rights a long time ago and I was so bummed because I thought somebody is going to get to play that part.”

Davis, of course, ultimately did get to play that role in Lawrence Kasdan’s 1988 drama, ‘The Accidental Tourist,’ winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress.

But snagging an Oscar didn’t preclude Davis from encountering sexism in Hollywood, a topic up for discussion at Friday’s “In Control of Her Own Destiny” panel held during the second annual Bentonville Film Festival, »

- Malina Saval

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Ricky Gervais Doesn't 'Give a F*ck' If Hollywood Can't Take a Joke

25 April 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

For viewers with an appetite for a fresh helping of Ricky Gervais's comedic signature dish -- sending a hapless, hubris-ridden character down an ever deepening hole of lies, schemes, and increasing anxiety-provoking repercussions -- the comic's new Netflix original film "Special Correspondents" is the banquet you've been waiting for.

That's because the stakes are raised far beyond the cubicle politics of the original BBC version of "The Office" of the ego-driven showbiz inanities of HBO's "Extras": "Special Correspondents," written and directed by Gervais, casts him as a hapless radio engineer teamed with a hard-driving but difficult-to-work-with journalist (Eric Bana) to cover a conflict in Ecuador who, after missing their flight, conspire to convincingly fabricate their reports from the war zone in an effort to avoid getting fired.

But their dispatches only inflame tensions in the real world, prompt them to fake their own kidnapping by mysterious guerrilla forces, »

- Scott Huver

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Blu-ray Review – Tootsie (1982)

19 April 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tootsie,1982.

Directed by Sydney Pollack.

Starring Dustin Hoffman, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Teri Garr, Charles Gaynes, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray, and Sydney Pollack.

Synopsis:

A New York actor’s volatile reputation keeps him unemployed, which forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to secure any roles.

With transgender rights being such a hot and important topic in the modern era, Tootsie marks as a befitting, albeit a likely coincidence, Criterion release a Blu-ray for this week. The film follows the talented, yet hostile actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) who comes from the old Method-style of acting from yesteryear, and he cannot adapt to the contemporary (1980s) mode of the homogenised, easily relatable/identifiable performers. His long-suffering agent George (Sydney Pollack) explains that Michael has burnt every bridge and nobody will hire him. Michael hears of an audition from a friend, and one of his acting students Sandy »

- Matthew Lee

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Criterion Review: Tootsie

19 April 2016 1:23 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ In a tearful and candid interview, Dustin Hoffman once explained his impetus to make Tootsie: expecting himself to be a beautiful woman in make-up test, he was shocked not only to discover that he wasn't, but also realised that if he met the woman staring back at him in the mirror, he would have dismissed her for not being attractive enough. After his revelation, Hoffman knew he had to make the acclaimed 1982 film, claiming afterwards that it was never a comedy for him. In one is surely one of his best performances, Hoffman plays actor Michael Dorsey, who, out of desperation for work, auditions for a female role for a soap opera under the guise of Dorothy Michaels.

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- CineVue UK

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The Top 25 Funniest Actors of All Time

16 April 2016 7:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Who are the funniest, wackiest, cleverest, wittiest comic actors in the history of film and television? Take a look at our list and see who we came up with.

 

The top 25 laugh-getters…

 

 #25…George Carlin: Probably the best stand-up comedian of all-time. He brilliantly satirized American culture, mixing his liberal social commentary with an often unapologetically coarse and dirty style of language. His penchant for obscenities was most evident in his trademark routine “Seven words you can never say on television”. No one was better at mocking the excesses of American culture than Carlin.

 #24…Robin Williams: He had a manic energy and great improvisational skills. His hyper, free-form style inspired many comedians to follow, such as Jim Carrey. He shot to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy, before breaking away to very successful movie career, appearing in films like Good Morning Vietnam, The World According to Garp, Mrs. Doubtfire and Popeye. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down on Finding Your Roots After Learning Painful Family History: 'They All Survived for Me to Be Here'

8 March 2016 1:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As a boy, Dustin Hoffman's father hid his painful family history from his son. But now, thanks to Finding Your Roots, the Oscar-winning actor at long last discovered the truth about his ancestors - and the astonishing findings had a deep impact on the 78-year-old star. Looking at his great-grandmother "Libba"'s Ellis Island medical records, he discovered that the indomitable woman fought against almost unimaginable obstacles to enter the country in 1930 at age 62 after losing her left upper arm, suffering from poor vision and being described as "senile." "This is the hero of your family tree," Henry Louis Gates Jr. »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down on Finding Your Roots After Learning Dramatic Family History: 'They All Survived for Me to Be Here'

8 March 2016 1:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As a boy, Dustin Hoffman's father hid his painful family history from his son. But now, thanks to Finding Your Roots, the Oscar-winning actor at long last discovered the truth about his ancestors - and the astonishing findings had a deep impact on the 78-year-old star. Looking at his great-grandmother "Libba"'s Ellis Island medical records, he discovered that the indomitable woman fought against almost unimaginable obstacles to enter the country in 1930 at age 62 after losing her left upper arm, suffering from poor vision and being described as "senile." "This is the hero of your family tree," Henry Louis Gates Jr. »

- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd

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Sony inks Criterion deal for UK

7 March 2016 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The first wave of Criterion Collection titles to be launched in the UK includes Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie and the Maysles brother’s Grey Gardens [pictured].

Sony Home Entertainment has struck a deal with The Criterion Collection to relase a range of Criterion features in the UK.

The first selection of titles, which will be available in April, are: Grey Gardens, It Happened One Night, Macbeth, Only Angels Have Wings, Speedy and Tootsie.

Previously, Criterion Collection releases, which are known for their remastered picture and sound quality, were only available in the Us and Canada on the Region A format.

Criterion Collection CEO Jonathan Turell said: “Starting with these six great titles, we are happy to be able to bring selections from Criterion to our very devoted audience in the UK. We are thrilled to build upon our strong relationship with Sony and look forward to expanding the Criterion audience.”

Additional titles are expected to be released under the »

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Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’

6 March 2016 4:41 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even after The Graduate made him a superstar, he always saw himself as a ‘funny looking semitic guy’ on the fringes of fame. Five decades on he talks about racism and the movies, how Tootsie made him a feminist and why he wishes he was Jack Nicholson

Last Sunday evening, Dustin Hoffman wasn’t at the Oscars but watching the New York Knicks play Miami Heat at basketball. His friend Spike Lee happened to be there too, pointedly dressed in a tuxedo. Laughing, Hoffman asked him as he passed: “Are we making a statement?”

Lee, of course, was boycotting the event in protest at the lack of nominees of colour. While sympathetic to the cause, Hoffman was simply enjoying a night out. Though he has won two Academy Awards for best actor – for Kramer vs Kramer in 1980 and Rain Man in 1989 – the Oscars are not his idea of fun.

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- Alex Needham

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The Criterion Collection is Expanding to the UK on April 18th

4 March 2016 11:54 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Last month, various home media forums began passing around rumors that the Criterion Collection would expand to the United Kingdom in 2016. Several films which are part of the Criterion Collection were being submitted to the British Board of Film Classification.

Back in September, Jonathan Turell guested on the CrowdSource Studios podcast “The Gloves are Off”, in which he mentioned that the Criterion Collection was interested in expanding to new regions.

We discussed this idea back in The Newsstand episode 53 last month. You can find the Criterion UK thread on the Criterion Forum here.

Earlier today, Sight & Sound magazine released the digital version of their latest issue for April 2016, and in it they confirm the news that the Criterion Collection will begin releasing discs in the UK on April 18th:

The Us home cinema label that set the bar for high-quality, extras-laden DVD and Blu-ray packages is launching in the UK on 18 April, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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