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Robert Carradine’s Wife Says He Confessed to Trying to Kill Them Both in Car Crash

5 May 2017 5:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Revenge of the Nerds” star Robert Carradine’s wife has made an explosive allegation about the actor, saying in divorce papers that Carradine admitted to trying to kill them both in a 2015 car crash in Colorado. In the papers, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Edith Carradine said that Carradine became depressed after the 2009 death of his brother David. “The episodes just continued to get out of control. He destroyed a plaster wall at a rental in Woodstock, NY by attacking it with a hammer and knife,” Edith said of her estranged husband, who she added has been diagnosed. »

- Tim Kenneally

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'Revenge of the Nerds' Star Admits 'Psychotic Breakdown' But Near-Fatal Crash Was Wife's Fault

5 May 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Revenge of the Nerds" star Robert Carradine admits being in a psychotic state when he slammed into a semi-truck head on that nearly killed him and his wife ... but he claims it's Her fault because she cut off his meds. Robert says he experienced acute psychosis after his estranged wife, Edith, cut off his bipolar Rx ... still, she implored him to get behind the wheel the day of his horrific March 2015 crash. In the divorce docs, »

- TMZ Staff

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Robert Carradine’s Ex Alleges That Actor Tried to Kill Them Both by Crashing Car into Truck

5 May 2017 1:52 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Revenge of the Nerds star Robert Carradine‘s estranged wife has claimed that the actor attempted to kill them both during a March 2015 car crash.

In court documents obtained by People, Edith Carradine says Robert “confessed to me and our two children that he deliberately drove into the truck to kill us both” after she confronted him about the crash.

Edith claims the actor veered across the highway and into an oncoming semi-truck while driving down a Colorado highway.

“Bobby is an experienced professional race car driver,” she states in the court documents. “He was awake and alert.”

Robert and Edith, »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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'Revenge of the Nerds' Star Tried to Kill Us in Crash, Claims Estranged Wife

4 May 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Revenge of the Nerds" star Robert Carradine confessed to deliberately driving into a semi-truck, intent on killing himself and his wife -- that's her bombshell claim in new legal docs. Robert's estranged wife, Edith Carradine, says 4 months after the harrowing March 2015 crash on a Colorado highway, she confronted Robert about the accident. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, she says Robert "confessed to me and our two children that he deliberately drove into the truck to kill us both. »

- TMZ Staff

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Chicago Cubs World Series Movie in Development

21 March 2017 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ted Field’s Radar Pictures is developing a movie about the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series — their first in 108 years — with the team and its recently-retired catcher David Ross.

Radar has acquired movie rights to Ross’ upcoming memoir “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.” The book is co-written by sportswriter Don Yaeger and will be published May 9 by Hachette Books.

The book centers on the final game of the series against the Cleveland Indians, during which the 40-year-old Ross became the oldest player to homer in a Game 7 of the World Series.

The Cubs won the game 8-7 in 10 innings. Ross had announced that he would retire at the end of the season following a 15-year career in Major League Baseball.

Radar has titled the movie project “Teammate: My Life in Baseball. »

- Dave McNary

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Teen comedy The Outcasts gets a new trailer

17 March 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new trailer has arrived online for director Peter Hutchings’ upcoming teen comedy The Outcasts. Described as ‘Mean Girls meets Revenge of the Nerds‘, the film stars Victoria Justice, Eden Sher, Avan Jogia, Peyton List, Claudia Lee, Ashley Rickards, and Katie Chang; watch it below after the official synopsis…

The film follows best friends Jodi (Victoria Justice) and Mindy (Eden Sher), who have suffered years of torment under the thumb of the school’s alpha female (Claudia Lee) with the help of her ‘intern’ Mackenzie (Peyton List). They plan to ride out their senior year under the radar, but when they become the victim of a humiliating prank, the two hatch a plan to unite the outcasts of the school and start a social revolution. They join forces with an affable slacker (Avan Jogia), a girl scout with a secret (Katie Chang) and an »

- Amie Cranswick

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Let’s Talk about How Awesome Curtis Armstrong was in the 80s

9 March 2017 1:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you don’t know who Curtis Armstrong is that’s Ok.  If you don’t know who Booger from Revenge of the Nerds is then please stop reading this and move on to another website.  I don’t have the time nor the patience to explain to you how Booger is one of the best 80s movie characters of all-time.   But let’s not forget some other characters that Curtis Armstrong played in the 80s.  Before Revenge of the Nerds even existed, Armstrong played Tom Cruise’s best buddy Miles in Risky Business.  And then right after Revenge of the Nerds, what did he do? 

Let’s Talk about How Awesome Curtis Armstrong was in the 80s »

- Nat Berman

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Swen Group Moves Into U.S. Distribution With Victoria Justice’s ‘Outcasts’ (Exclusive)

8 March 2017 8:07 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Swen is moving into North American distribution on the teen comedy “The Outcasts.” The film, starring Victoria Justice and Eden Sher, will be released on April 14 in movie theaters and VOD.

Swen, which stands for South West East North, was founded in 1985 and handles production, distribution, marketing and live events. Headquartered in Miami, the group also has offices in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.

The Outcasts,” described as “Mean Girls” meets “Revenge of the Nerds,” is being distributed by Swen in partnership with Vision Films and Eammon Films. The cast also includes Avan Jogia, Peyton List, Ashley Rickards, Claudia Lee and Katie Chang.

Justice and Sher portray best friends who have suffered years of torment under the thumb of the school’s alpha female (played by Lee). They plan to ride out their senior year under the radar, but when they become the victim of a humiliating prank, »

- Dave McNary

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14-Time Oscar Nominee Thomas Newman on Scoring Space Drama ‘Passengers’

14 February 2017 1:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This is not a typo: Thomas Newman has earned 14 Oscar nominations without a win. The composer behind such iconic scores as “The Shawhsank Redemption” and “American Beauty,” son of legendary composer Alfred Newman, finds himself back in the race with director Morten Tyldum’s sci-fi romance “Passengers.” Though he’s tackled countless genres, Newman spoke to Variety about the unique challenges of composing the sound of outer space.

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How did you come to be involved with “Passengers?”

For me, it was space. I’ve done space a little bit with “Wall-e,” but I’d never really done a space movie and the idea of floating through space interested me.

How do you go about creating the sound of the future?

Probably anywhere that gives you an idea. You just want to have an idea and if it’s a success, you ask where else it can go. It’s a »

- Jenelle Riley

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Dead Poets Society: why its sets were burned after one day

7 February 2017 3:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 28, 2017

The first day of production on Dead Poets Society was such a disaster, its sets were burned down...

One of the late Robin Williams' most beloved films is Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society. In the movie, Williams played John Keating, the unorthodox teacher at a 1959 boys prep school. Even just writing those words makes me want to stand on a table and proclaim "oh captain my captain".

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As with many loved movies though, there's a story or two lying behind the success of Dead Poets Society (a movie that Dustin Hoffman was once upon a time going to star in and direct). In particular, after one day of shooting, it looked like the film wasn't going to happen at all. »

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You’re Not a Nerd: The sad co-opting of geek culture

21 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the sad co-opting of geek culture…

Growing up, I was a nerd. An actual nerd. A computer loving, socially awkward small-for-my-age video game addict who struggled to fit it. This was back in the 1980’s when the computers were Commodore 64s and the video games were Atari. If I was a character in Revenge of the Nerds, I would have been Gilbert. Who am I kidding. I didn’t have an ounce of Anthony Edwards charisma. I was probably more akin to Lewis. Hold up. Lewis got the girl in the end, which rules out that comparison. I was never good at math and my grades weren’t good, so I guess that made me Booger.

At some point during the 21st Century, the words ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’ migrated from social stigma to a badge of honor. I see so many people proudly referring to themselves as geeks. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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