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Joseph Bologna, Actor and Playwright Known for ‘My Favorite Year,’ Dies at 82

13 August 2017 6:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Joseph Bologna, an actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen with wife Renée Taylor, has died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.

Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. Just last month, Bologna attended a 35th anniversary screening of “My Favorite Year” in Los Angeles. Bologna played the explosive TV star King Kaiser in the backstage comedy inspired by Mel Brooks’ experiences as a young TV writer on Sid Caesar’s legendary “Your Show of Shows.”

Taylor said Bologna had “a beautiful life and a beautiful death.” Bologna died just two days after the couple celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.

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Bologna and Taylor co-wrote and starred in the Broadway show “Lovers and Others Strangers” in 1968. The pair then earned Oscar nominations for their screenplay adaptation for the 1970 film starring Gig Young »

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Joseph Bologna, Actor and Playwright Known for ‘My Favorite Year,’ Dies at 82

13 August 2017 6:36 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joseph Bologna, an actor, writer, and director known for his role in 1982’s “My Favorite Year” and for his long collaboration on stage and screen with wife Renée Taylor, has died after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.

Bologna died Sunday morning at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif. Just last month, Bologna attended a 35th anniversary screening of “My Favorite Year” in Los Angeles. Bologna played the explosive TV star King Kaiser in the backstage comedy inspired by Mel Brooks’ experiences as a young TV writer on Sid Caesar’s legendary “Your Show of Shows.”

Taylor said Bologna had “a beautiful life and a beautiful death.” Bologna died just two days after the couple celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.

Bologna and Taylor co-wrote and starred in the Broadway show “Lovers and Others Strangers” in 1968. The pair then earned Oscar nominations for their screenplay adaptation for the 1970 film starring Gig Young and Bea Arthur. Taylor »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Luke Rockhold: Cormier Will Beat Jones In Crazy Violent War

28 July 2017 6:44 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_8128is9z"]] Luke Rockhold says his boy, Daniel Cormier, Will Defeat Jon Jones at Ufc 214 this weekend -- but it'll be a war.  "I just think they beat the living crap out of each other for 5 rounds," Rockhold tells TMZ Sports ... "and I think we can come out on top." Yeah, he's a little biased -- the two are extremely close and have been for years. "Me and D.C. have been together from the beginning, »

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First Impressions of New AMC Series “Loaded”

26 July 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

“Loaded” is the new British comedy drama series that premiered on AMC July 17, 2017. The how has filmed eight episodes and will appear weekly on the network. The central plot is similar to “Silicon Valley,” with four entrepreneurs in the tech field who achieve remarkable success, but this is where the similarities end. Here are the first impressions of the brand new show. Rags to riches story From the get-go we understand that “Loaded” begins with a man who is overdrawn in his checking account, nervously checking the balance. We get the gist of the story when his balance

First Impressions of New AMC Series “Loaded” »

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The Great Rags to Riches Stories of ‘Game of Thrones’

18 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

By Ciara Wardlow

To quote Drake, "Started from the bottom, now we're here."

The article The Great Rags to Riches Stories of ‘Game of Thrones’ appeared first on Film School Rejects. »

- Ciara Wardlow

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The House review: Dir. Andrew Jay Cohen (2017)

29 June 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The House review: Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler lead the cast of this surprisingly good studio comedy that have you laughing all the way to the bank.

The House review by Paul Heath, June 2017.

The House review

Warner Bros. Pictures take a big $40 million gamble with another big concept comedy with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as two parents who must find a get-rich-quick scheme to finance their daughter’s incoming college bills.

Scott Johansen is a regular guy with a good house in the suburbs, loyal wife Kate (Amy Schumer), great daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins), and just enough income to keep them all afloat. However, with Alex about take the big leap into university life, they are very much relying on their town’s scholarship scheme to fund her continuing education. At a local council meeting in this very small town, it becomes quickly apparent that the townsfolk have »

- Paul Heath

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Goodfellas: the most compulsively watchable film ever made?

5 February 2017 1:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Brogan Morris Feb 8, 2017

Some films earn critical acclaim and you only want to watch them once. Goodfellas? We could watch it on loop...

What is the most compulsively watchable film of all time? Not the greatest film – there are lists dedicated to solving that particular conundrum scattered all over the internet. Rather, the one film that begs you to return again and again, the one you can’t help but see through to the end when you happen to bump into it on a late night channel surf. Citizen Kane, Vertigo, 8 ½: greats, undisputed classics long vaunted by critics, but not necessarily the kinds of movies with the irresistible pull of a truly, compulsively watchable movie.

What could be the best of these? Raiders Of The Lost Ark, with its peak-Spielberg action-adventure stylings? Airplane!, a riotous and unfailingly quotable comedy that spawned a thousand imitators? Could even one as »

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