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14 items from 2016


Reliving the joys of an 80s TV Christmas

8 December 2016 8:11 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jenny Morrill Dec 20, 2016

Russ Abbot, Bullseye, Noel Edmonds and a film we all watched in the same room. Christmas TV was more exciting in the 80s...

Cast your mind back to when Christmas Day wasn't about Doctor Who followed by sticking something on Netflix until it was time to go watch the annual fist fight outside the pub.

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In the 80s, Christmas was about seeing which fantastic fare the TV had decided to bless us with. Of course, the more prepared among us knew this well in advance, having eagerly pored over the Radio Times/TV Times to check that Jimmy Cricket's Family Laugh 'n' Waz would be shown. There it was – right after Reflections On The Eucharist With The Reverend Paul Leyland. »

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30 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies

29 November 2016 12:58 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

We can’t blame you for thinking you know all there is to know about your favorite beloved holiday flicks. After all, annual 24-hour marathons and Netflix access make it almost too easy to unintentionally learn every heartwarming and hilarious line.

But even the most diehard Christmas movie fanatics still have secrets to discover, from just how much actors went it took to bring storybook characters to life, to the cameos you might have missed even on your 10th viewing.

1. Now a beloved classic, It’s a Wonderful Life was a total box office flop when it was released in »

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Newswire: Hooray for this RiffTrax exclusive about Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

23 November 2016 9:00 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The RiffTrax gang will be back in theaters this December, thanks to Fathom Events. Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy will be putting poor Dropo through the wringer once again as they rebroadcast their 2013 riff on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 favorite Santa Claus Conquers The Martians. In an A.V. Club exclusive podcast, the trio reminisce about Nicholas Webster’s 1964 sci-fi comedy—one of the lamest Santa Claus movies not featuring Dudley Moore—and discuss working with “Weird” Al Yankovic and getting into the Christmas spirit in the chilly climate of San Diego.

Listening to the podcast, it would appear that the trio is simply always on, making each other chuckle incessantly. In addition to Santa Claus, Fathom Events will be also be presenting 2009’s Christmas Shorts-stravaganza, in which Nelson, Corbett, and Murphy are joined by “Weird” Al. The shorts collection will also include Parade ...

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- Mike Vanderbilt

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David Huddleston, Acclaimed Character Actor, Dead At Age 85

5 August 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Huddleston and John Wayne in Howard Hawks' 1970 Western "Rio Lobo".

By Lee Pfeiffer

Like many character actors, David Huddleston's name may not be familiar to movie fans- but they certainly would recognize him, especially if they are retro film fans. Huddleston, who this week at age 85, was a star of stage and screen. He  began making feature films in the 1960s and became steadily employed in both low-budget and major Hollywood productions, generally playing  folksy, good old boy Southern characters, though he did snag the title role in the 1985 Salkind production of "Santa Claus" as well as the 1998 Coen Brothers cult classic "The Big Lebowski". He scored with audiences for his performance as the foul-mouthed town dignitary in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" and appeared in "Capricorn One", 'Smokey and the Bandit II", "Haunted Honeymoon" and two films with John Wayne: Howard Hawks' "Rio Lobo »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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David Huddleston, Who Played the Titular ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

5 August 2016 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

David Huddleston, a character actor with more than 140 credits, died Tuesday at the age of 85, the Los Angeles Times reports. His wife Sarah Koeppe, a casting agent, said he died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

Read More: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Coens’ Cult Classic ‘The Big Lebowski

Huddleston starred in Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy hit “Blazing Saddles” and the 1985 family film “Santa Claus: The Movie,” but his most famous role came late in his career when Joel and Ethan Coen cast him as the puffed-up phony millionaire in “The Big Lebowski.” Despite having only a handful of scenes in the film, Huddleston turned in an unforgettable and hilarious performance, thanks in part to lines like “Strong men also cry,” “The bums will always lose,” and “What in God’s holy name are you blathering about?”

Born and raised in Virginia, Huddleston served in the Air Force and »

- Graham Winfrey

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David Huddleston dies by Amber Wilkinson - 2016-08-05 11:41:24

5 August 2016 3:41 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

David Huddleston as Lebowski American actor David Huddleston has died, aged 85.

Huddleston, who lived in New Mexico, was best known for playing the millionaire title role in The Coen Brothers The Big Lebowski. He also starred alongside Dudley Moore in Santa Claus: The Movie.

Born in 1930, Huddleston served as an engine mechanic in the Us Air Force before forging a career as a character actor, with roles also including Mayor Olson Johnson in Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1990 for a guest appearance in TV comedy The Wonder Years.

His widow Sarah Koeppe - who was a casting director on Santa Claus: The Movie - said he died on Tuesday as a result of advanced heart and kidney disease.

She told the Santa Fe New Mexican: "He was never the star. He got to work with or become friends with all kinds of people, »

- Amber Wilkinson

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David Huddleston, actor who played The Big Lebowski, dies at 85

5 August 2016 2:21 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Screen veteran most recognised for the cult Coens comedy, had also starred in Santa Claus: The Movie, Blazing Saddles and Frantic

David Huddleston, best known for playing the title role in The Big Lebowski, has died at the age of 85.

The actor, who amassed more than 100 screen credits since the 1960s, died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

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David Huddleston, Actor Who Portrayed 'The Big Lebowski,' Dead at 85

4 August 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

David Huddleston, most famous for his role as the real The Big Lebowski in the film of the same name, has died, Los Angeles Times reports. He was 85.

His wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed to the newspaper that he died of advanced heart and kidney disease on Tuesday in Santa Fe, N.M.

The character actor played a number of parts over the course of his more-than-50-year career. He acted on Broadway, television and also in commercials. But it was his breakout role later in life that brought him the most notoriety, »

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David Huddleston, The Big Lebowski Star, Passes Away at 85

4 August 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, as a great character actor has passed away. David Huddleston, best known as the title character in the Coen Brothers' classic The Big Lebowski, died at the age of 85. The actor's wife, Sarah Koeppe, confirmed that her husband died on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He had passed from advanced heart and kidney disease.

The Los Angeles Times confirmed the actor's death with his wife. David Huddleston was born September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, which is part of the Blue Mountains region. He would act in local community productions before he attended the Fork Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic, and when his service had ended, he went to New York to study acting on the G.I. Bill.

He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic »

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

4 August 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's »

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The Big Lebowski Actor David Huddleston Dies at 85

4 August 2016 5:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

David Huddleston - known for playing the titular role in The Big Lebowski - has died, according to reports. He was 85. The actor died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, according to his wife Sarah Koeppe, who spoke with The Los Angeles Times. As well as having a prolific career as a character actor on television, Huddleston also starred in big screen movies such as Blazing Saddles, Crime Busters and Santa Claus: The Movie. He will be remembered by a generation of movie fans for playing millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in the now cult-classic 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. Huddleston's »

- George Stark, @GeorgeStark_

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David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

4 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Huddleston, a noted character actor who was most famously known for the titular role in “The Big Lebowski” died Tuesday at 85. His wife, Sarah Koeppe, told the Los Angeles Times that he died of heart and kidney disease in Santa Fe, N.M.

Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.

Before he was cast as the Big Lebowski, he guest starred on several TV shows, including “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Murder, She »

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David Huddleston, Who Played ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Dies at 85

4 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Huddleston, a noted character actor who was most famously known for the titular role in “The Big Lebowski” died Tuesday at 85. His wife, Sarah Koeppe, told the Los Angeles that he died of kidney and lung disease in Santa Fe, N.M.

Huddleston’s character in the 1998 “The Big Lebowski” epitomized the types of characters he was known for — big dons or capos and tempestuous men. Although he is in only a few scenes in the film, he crosses paths with Jeff Bridges’ Lebowski character, aka “The Dude,” after a group of gang members attack “The Dude” mistaking him for Huddleston’s millionaire Lebowski. Though the film was not a hit when it first premiered, it has since become a huge cult sensation with a devoted fan base.

Before he was cast as the Big Lebowski, he guest starred on several TV shows, including “Walker Texas Ranger,” “Murder, She Wrote, »

- Maria Cavassuto

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David Huddleston, ‘Big Lebowski’ Star, Dies at 85

4 August 2016 3:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

David Huddleston, the actor who played the title character in the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski,” died Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 85. According to his wife, Sarah Koeppe, Huddleston suffered from advanced heart and kidney disease. Born in Vinton, Virginia, in 1930, the veteran actor boasted credits that also included 2005’s “The Producers,” “Santa Claus: The Movie” and the 1974 Mel Brooks classic “Blazing Saddles.” Also Read: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender Stage 'Big Lebowski' Live Reading in Montreal Huddleston’s decades-long career also included Broadway work, as well as television roles on programs such as “The West Wing,” “Jericho,” “Gilmore Girls” and “The. »

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