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Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama confirmed he's awesome

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Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama confirmed he's awesome
Patrick Stewart is one of those celebrities who seems so fun and rad that you worry he'll disappoint you someday. Thankfully, that day has not come yet. The venerable actor took to Reddit to promote his new Seth MacFarlane-produced Starz sitcom "Blunt Talk," and his answers confirm he's cool, delightful, and just as Patrick Stewart-y as we'd imagined. Here are his best answers. On what he'd ask William Shakespeare: "My question would be: Prove to me you're William Shakespeare." On the most "accidentally funny" thing he's done this week: "Nothing I do is accidentally funny. It is all pre-meditated and carefully planned and scheduled. And if you steal one of my funny ideas, I Will sue you." On his best interaction with the great Roger Rees: "Dear Roger Rees saw a preview of my one-man show, A Christmas Carol, and told me I shouldn't act Scrooge.
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8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama

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8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama
Sir Patrick Stewart stars as the ambitious but misguided news anchor Walter Blunt in the upcoming Starz sitcom, "Blunt Talk," which is set to premiere Saturday, August 22 on Starz. So, the distinguished stage and screen actor participated in a Reddit Ama today to answer fan questions about the show and his other roles, reigning in a total of 6700 comments and many, many long discussions about English tea. Read More: Sir Patrick Stewart Has Blunt Thoughts on the 'Wonderful Wacky Extraordinary Eccentric' 'Blunt Talk' Take a look at some of the highlights below. I was sad to hear of Roger Rees’s death in July. I know you worked with him many years ago in the RSC (and in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," of course!) Could you share your favorite memory of him? Dear Roger Rees saw a preview of my one-man show, "A Christmas Carol," and told me I shouldn't act Scrooge.
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8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama

8 Highlights From Sir Patrick Stewart's Reddit Ama
Sir Patrick Stewart stars as the ambitious but misguided news anchor Walter Blunt in the upcoming Starz sitcom, "Blunt Talk," which is set to premiere Saturday, August 22 on Starz. So, the distinguished stage and screen actor participated in a Reddit Ama today to answer fan questions about the show and his other roles, reigning in a total of 6700 comments and many, many long discussions about English tea. Read More: Sir Patrick Stewart Has Blunt Thoughts on the 'Wonderful Wacky Extraordinary Eccentric' 'Blunt Talk' Take a look at some of the highlights below. I was sad to hear of Roger Rees’s death in July. I know you worked with him many years ago in the RSC (and in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," of course!) Could you share your favorite memory of him? Dear Roger Rees saw a preview of my one-man show, "A Christmas Carol," and told me I shouldn't act Scrooge.
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24 Hours of...Christmas Joy

I have the theme from Gremlins stuck in my head and it’s all your fault!

What better way to celebrate Christ’s Birthday (Observed) than with a full day’s programming of movies that have nothing to do with Him? I figure we’ll get to that next year on Christ’s Deathday (Observed); for now, these flicks of love, gratitude and a whole spectrum of other heartwarming words will have to suffice.

8:00 Am - It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) - 130 min

It’s a movie everybody’s seen! Or at least that used to be the case. I’m old and cognizant enough to remember the clichéd time when It’s a Wonderful Life was shown on seemingly every channel, round-the-clock from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day, but even though that ended roughly fifteen to twenty years ago, the stereotype remains. These days, I think less and less
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Rip Michael Gough 1916-2011

Star of stage and screen and cult legend Michael Gough passed away today, March 17, 2011. He was 94 years old.

Gough was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (now Malaysia), the son of British parents Frances Atkins (née Bailie) and Francis Berkeley Gough on November 23, 1916. Although he objected to World War II, he felt obligated to serve his country in the Non-Combatant Corps, and was a member of the No. 6 Ncc in Liverpool. From 1947 until his retirement in 2000, he acted in film, television, and toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He made his film debut in 1948 in Blanche Fury, the plot of which was based on an actual Victorian England homicide case. Over the years, he appeared with such notable actors as Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Gough appeared in two separate Doctor Who serials, the first as the villain in the William Hartnell serial “The Celestial Toymaker”. He then
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Susannah York, 'Superman's' mom, Oscar nominee for 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?', dies at 72

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British actress Susannah York passed away Saturday (Jan. 15) in England after a battle with cancer. She was 72. York is best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in the 1969 movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", about a grueling dance marathon. She was joined in the movie by Jane Fonda and Bonnie Bedelia.

But we know her from a couple other projects. She played Lara, Kal-El's mother on Krypton, in "Superman" and "Superman II," with a voice credit for "Superman IV." She also played Margaret, the daughter of Sir Thomas More in the 1966 movie "A Man for All Seasons" opposite Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw

Susannah was also in one of our favorite versions of "A Christmas Carol" -- she was Mrs. Cratchit in the version starring George C. Scott as Ebeneezer Scrooge. In her later years, she acted mostly in England.

And for a bit of interesting trivia, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
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Top Ten Time Travel Movies

Top Ten Time Travel Movies

Deciding where to begin with a list of my top ten time travel movies wasn't very hard. I had a handful of films already in mind when I started, as with most any list of this sort, the films I watched as I was growing up had a profound effect on me and therefore always effect the way lists such as this turn out. However, before I felt I could do a proper list there was much more than simply the films I've watched over my lifetime to consider. In order to be thorough I had to look elsewhere and at films I had yet to see.

On top of figuring out my favorites I also had to figure out whether some films should even be classified as "time travel movies." Take Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) for instance. Throughout the entire film
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He, Claudius

For any actor overlooked and underappreciated in his or her early days, take heart. Patrick Stewart has tales for you. Bypassed by the Royal Shakespeare Company twice while a young actor, he finally won the chance to understudy there and became a core member years later. Through the help of others, through his own perseverance, he became the noted star of today, earning the admiration and respect of actors of all generations. But he started humbly—in life and as an actor. He eventually garnered supporting roles on television, diligently building a résumé of fascinating characters, from the darkly silent Karla in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" through the scheming Sejanus in "I, Claudius." Then came his leading roles, creating Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," headlining his own series "Eleventh Hour," and playing Professor Xavier in the vast "X-Men" franchise. He has meanwhile been a gift to the theater,
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Holiday Movies: What's on Tonight? (12/22/09)

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A Very Brady Christmas (Family Dramedy)

ABC Family, 1 Pm Et

The Bradys (Florence Henderson, Robert Reed) fly their TV-series bunch home for a three-generation family reunion.

A Christmas Carol (1984) (Dickensian Re-Do)

AMC, 5:30 Pm Et

Ebenezer Scrooge (George C. Scott) meets the ghosts of Christmases past, present and yet to come.

What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.

And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store.

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 12/22/2009 by reelz

George C. Scott | Robert Reed | Florence Henderson | A Very Brady Christmas | A Christmas Carol
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Edward Woodward obituary

Popular actor known for his roles in Callan, The Equalizer and The Wicker Man

Edward Woodward, who has died aged 79, was an actor with possibly far more potential than was ever realised on screen, but he became a popular television star in Callan and The Equalizer and enjoyed cult success with the film The Wicker Man. For many years, he was part of the comfortable community of jobbing actors, directors and producers which could be called the "Teddington set" – those who worked for the BBC, ABC and Thames TV studios in west London in their heyday – and so found it comparatively easy to get parts which were financially rewarding but not too stretching.

Presentable, but sombre in appearance, he played loners on the edges of society, and even sanity, who were in their different ways concerned with justice – either sympathetically or not. He was a man who, like many of his most memorable roles,
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Edward Woodward obituary

Popular actor known for his roles in Callan, The Equalizer and The Wicker Man

Edward Woodward, who has died aged 79, was an actor with possibly far more potential than was ever realised on screen, but he became a popular television star in Callan and The Equalizer and enjoyed cult success with the film The Wicker Man. For many years, he was part of the comfortable community of jobbing actors, directors and producers which could be called the "Teddington set" – those who worked for the BBC, ABC and Thames TV studios in west London in their heyday – and so found it comparatively easy to get parts which were financially rewarding but not too stretching.

Presentable, but sombre in appearance, he played loners on the edges of society, and even sanity, who were in their different ways concerned with justice – either sympathetically or not. He was a man who, like many of his most memorable roles,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Movies?

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In our latest open discussion post regular Screen Rant reader Metallicat79 asked what folks’ favorite Christmas movie are, so I thought that a worthy topic of its own post.

If ever there was a time of year for traditions, this is it - and many people have movies they watch with friends and/or family that are part of that (yours truly included).

So in the comments below, please share your top/favorite Holiday films!

I’ll start of with my favorites:

10. Scrooged (haven’t seen this one in ages but I remember liking it a lot)

9. Home Alone (I balk every time my wife wants to watch it but I always end up liking it)

8. White Christmas (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, c’mon!)

7. Die Hard (“It’s Christmas Leo - a time of miracles.”)

6. A Christmas Carol (the George C. Scott version)

5. The Santa Clause (so sue me
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