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David Reviews Hal Ashby’s Being There [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review]

26 March 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Ever since Warner Brothers released their 30th Anniversary edition Blu-ray of Being There back in 2009, I’ve been tempted to add the disc to my home library. I can recall several occasions where I actually had the case in my hand, and at least one where I took what I would normally consider that first decisive step toward the checkout line, ready to finalize the purchase. But lingering suspicions that this film would eventually find its way into the Criterion Collection always managed to pry the item out of my fingers and back onto the shelf. A few months ago, my reluctance was vindicated by the announcement that Being There would sure enough soon bear a Cc spine number, and this past week, it finally became available to take home for the contemplation of all of us who “like to watch.”

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- David Blakeslee

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“That Girl” Actress of the Day: Beth Grant

23 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So far we’ve only focused on male actors when it comes to people you always recognize on film or TV but have trouble remembering their names.  Today’s character actor who’s been around for what seems like forever is Beth Grant.   Grant goes all the way back to 1988’s Rain Man when she appeared as the housewife in that farmhouse when Charlie knocks on her front door to watch Judge Wopner in order to prevent Ray from having a freak out session.   She also played the obsessed teacher in Donnie Darko.  She also played Dennis Quaid’s mom in The Rookie. All

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- Nat Berman

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Coming to America 2 Is Happening, Eddie Murphy Will Write the Script

17 March 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans who followed comedy superstar Eddie Murphy on Twitter were treated to quite the surprise on Wednesday night, when the actor's verified Twitter account posted the cryptic tweet "Coming to America sequel?" along with a photo of Vanessa Bell Calloway's character, Princess Imani. Not only was the tweet later deleted, but the actor's entire Twitter account was deactivated, sparking speculation that the actor may have been hacked. A new report reveals that Eddie Murphy didn't authorize that tweet, but he is actually working on the script for Coming to America 2.

TMZ reports that there are actually plans in place to make this sequel, and that there were plans to post something similar to that tweet, but it wasn't supposed to happen yet. The actor himself doesn't actually tweet, since he has a social media team to do that for him, and the deleted Coming to America 2 tweet wasn't authorized by him, »

- MovieWeb

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Hollywood and Las Vegas: The Perfect Movie Relationship

16 March 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s not many places on Earth more bright, glitzy and glamorous than Las Vegas. With its famous shows, many casinos and constant parties, it’s no surprise that the city in the desert is popular with Hollywood and the film industry. Situated just 263 miles east of Los Angeles and the film community, Vegas has attracted the attention of movie producers for decades.

Founded in 1905, not too long after the birth of the movie industry itself, the City Of Las Vegas first appeared in a motion picture in 1952. The film was The Las Vegas Story, a Howard Hughes production starring Jane Russell and Victor Mature that was a suspenseful thriller involving murder and intrigue. It was quickly followed by the likes of Crashing Las Vegas and Meet Me In Las Vegas a few years later, but it was the arrival of the 1960 Rat Pack film Ocean’s 11 which really united »

- David Agnew

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The Five Best Gambling Scenes in Movies

8 March 2017 5:26 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Statistically, there are 150 millions of gamblers among us. Another research claims it’s roughly every third of us. Every seventh can’t resist gambling. And every eleventh kicks the bucket thanks to gambling obsession. Three, seven, ace – quite symbolic, isn’t it? Only the toughest survive, which is decided by a competition. That’s true for producers too, as some of them bold enough to carry difficult gambling theme over the silver screen. Not all of them were done great, and below we present some of the best gambling scenes you can find in movies.

Casino Royale (2006)

Despite being a remake of James Bond old movie (1976), Casino Royale was indeed successful in keeping the audience with thrilling casino scenes. The story revolves around high roller Texas Holdem Poker tournament, where secret agent James Bond has to win back stolen money from the bad guy Le Chiffe. A number of James »

- David Agnew

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Joseph Wapner, Former ‘People’s Court’ Judge, Dies at 97

26 February 2017 12:08 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joseph Wapner, a retired judge who presided over “The People’s Court” for more than a decade, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, his grandson told the Washington Post. He was 97.

The grandson, Gabriel Wapner, could not confirm a cause of death, but he has suffered from a series of strokes in recent years. According to TMZ, Wapner exhibited breathing problems and was hospitalized last week before returning home on Friday for hospice care.

Wapner was the first judge to preside over “The People’s Court” when it premiered in September 1981. Before his daytime TV debut, he served on the bench of the Los Angeles Superior Court judge for 20 years.

In a statement on Sunday, Warner Bros. Television, which distributes “The People’s Court,” said, “As TV’s first judge, Judge Wapner blazed the trail for a genre of court shows still thriving and in the pop culture zeitgeist some three decades later. We »

- Alex Stedman

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People’s Court Judge Joseph Wapner Dead at Age 97: Reports

26 February 2017 11:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joseph Wapner, America’s first reality TV judge who rose to fame on The People’s Court, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 97.

The retired judge passed away Sunday morning after being admitted to the hospital last week with breathing issues, according to the Washington Post. He was taken to his West Los Angeles home on Friday under hospice care when his condition worsened, according to TMZ.

Wapner headed the reality court show when it premiered in 1981 and was a fixture of the TV hit for 12 years, reviewing thousands of court cases.

Before heading to television, Wapner served as an L. »

- Stephanie Petit

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Judge Joseph Wapner Dead at 97, Presided Over The People's Court

26 February 2017 11:42 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Judge Joseph Wapner, who famously presided over The People’s Court, has died. He was 97.

Wapner was first hospitalized last week complaining of breathing problems. He was eventually relocated to his Los Angeles residence on Friday as his condition worsened, where he remained under hospice care until his death on Sunday morning.

The People’s Court first launched in September 1981 and became an instant TV phenomenon, paving the way for a slew of daytime courtroom dramas. Wapner was eventually let go from the series amid a potential revamp in 1993, and the show was ultimately cancelled. It returned in 1997, with former »

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'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner Dead at 97

26 February 2017 11:06 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Joseph Wapner, the retired judge who literally changed television as the judge on "The People's Court," has died ... TMZ has learned. Wapner became an instant sensation when the show debuted in September, 1981.  "The People's Court" was the first TV reality show, and it opened the door to many more, including a slew of TV court shows. He was opinionated, passionate and irascible as he heard thousands of cases during his 12-year run. The show became a touchpoint for pop culture. »

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Oscars: Is There a Correlation Between Ceremony Runtime and TV Ratings?

25 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: ABC/Jeff Lipsky)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The time has arrived: the 89th Academy Awards will occur tomorrow, February 26, and we’ll finally know which films and which stars will take home those coveted statues. This is one of the most talked-about events on TV each year but, while everyone is excited for the spectacle and excitement of it all, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t garner critics. Before you go complaining about the show, let’s educate you on some statistics.

With Jimmy Kimmel hosting the show on ABC — at 8 p.m. Et and 5 p.m. Pt, of course — we know we’re all in for quite the entertaining three-plus hours of glitz and glamour. It’s almost certain that La La Land will dominate the awards and it’s almost a given that a ton of people will utter Donald Trump’s name in some way. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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The World’s Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

22 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

(Courtesy: Barry Morrow)

By: Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has taken that to the extreme. He rarely has seen his in the years since Amy Irving and Richard Dreyfuss handed it to him — but it’s probably been more widely seen and held by others than any Oscar in history.

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- Carson Blackwelder

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The World's Busiest Oscar Has Traveled Over 3 Million Miles

21 February 2017 7:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rain Man, the dramedy about a remarkable autistic man (Dustin Hoffman), was the big winner at the Oscars 28 years ago, claiming best picture, director (Barry Levinson), actor (Hoffman) and adapted screenplay, for which two statuettes were awarded: one to Barry Morrow, who wrote a script inspired by his friend Kim Peek, a “megasavant” he met after winning an Emmy for writing the 1981 TV movie Bill, another classic about a person with special needs; and the other to Ron Bass, who polished Morrow’s version.

Most Oscar winners proudly display their statuette where many will see it; Morrow has »

- Scott Feinberg

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‘Planet Of Exile’ Movie Rights Acquired By Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson

1 February 2017 9:03 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Los Angeles Media Fund has acquired rights to Ursula K. Le Guin's iconic 1966 sci-fi novella Planet Of Exile which will be adapted by Daniel Stiepleman. Lamf’s Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman will produce alongside producer Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Downsizing) from Gran Via Productions. Stiepleman wrote the 2014 Black List script On The Basis Of Sex about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years; that one goes into production this summer. This… »

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The Five Smartest Fictional Movie Characters of 2016

20 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Genius has always been something that fascinates everybody and makes them really curious as well. After all, how any ordinary human being could solve difficult equations, produce amazing works of art, or do something that is way beyond normal human capacities is absolutely incredible. And, it’s often something that we explore and exploit in movies. Throughout history, there have been plenty of movies with geniuses as fictional main characters like“Good Will Hunting”, “Finding Forrester”, “Rain Man”, and, some of them were even quirky and lovable to boot like Doc in “Back to the Future” or Skolnick in “Revenge of the

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- Nat Berman

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The Accountant

10 January 2017 12:11 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Accountant

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 128 min. / Street Date January 10, 2017 / 35.99

Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Andy Umberger, Alison Wright, Robert C. Treveiler, Mary Kraft, Jake Presley.

Cinematography Seamus McGarvey

Film Editor: Richard Pearson

Original Music: Mark Isham

Written by: Bill Dubuque

Produced by: Lynette Howard Taylor, Mark Williams

Directed by: Gavin O’Connor

 

Comic book action thrillers are so influential today, that more naturalistic suspense thrillers are giving way under the strain. Just winding up is a long series of paternal revenge & response thrillers starring Liam Neeson, who is forever striking back against the ‘evil forces’ threatening the sacred family unit. No action hero ever fights for right for its own sake anymore, it’s always because of some heightened sense of family loyalty or personal duty – a ‘me’ motive. My »

- Glenn Erickson

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