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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84
Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned
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Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84

Robert Ellis Miller, ‘Reuben, Reuben’ Director, Dies at 84
Director Robert Ellis Miller died Friday in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 84.

According to his nephew, the Emmy-nominated director, known for films “Reuben, Reuben” and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” had been living at the Motion Picture Home for two years since his wife, documentarian Pola Chasman, died.

Miller had a varied career, working on features films, television films and on the board of the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also was responsible for elevating the profile of several well known actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Sondra Locke.

Beginning his career while a student at Harvard University, Miller served as president of the Harvard Dramatic Club before returning to his hometown of New York. There, during what he called his “repertory period,” he worked off-Broadway shows and in TV on the likes of “Route 66” and “The Twilight Zone.” This and other work earned him both Emmy and DGA nominations before
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Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85

Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85
Ed Nelson, a star of the 1960s primetime soap “Peyton Place” and an actor with almost 200 credits, mostly in television, died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.

Nelson had most recently appeared in the 2003 courtroom thriller “Runaway Jury,” starring Gene Hackman. He had a more significant role as General Sherman in the 1998 Jackie Chan vehicle “Who Am I.”

On “Peyton Place,” he played Dr. Michael Rossi during the entire five-year run of the series — 436 episodes. He returned in 1985 for reunion telepic “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.”

But Nelson was already a TV veteran by the time he was cast on “Peyton Place” in 1964. After a string of small parts in Roger Corman B movies during the mid to late ’50s, he began guesting on Westerns such as “Zane Grey Theater,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “The Rifleman,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke” plus other series such as “Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables,
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R.I.P. ‘All My Children’s Matthew Cowles

Actor and playwright Matthew Cowles, best known for creating and playing the villainous Billy Clyde Tuggle on ABC’s All My Children, died May 22. He was 69. Cowles’s long-running stint on the ABC soap ran began in 1977 as he popped in and out of the Pine Valley soap through 1990, when the Tuggle character was presumed dead in a bomb explosion. He came back a final time to reprise the role in 2013. Cowles nabbed two Daytime Emmy Awards for his turn as the notorious thug and also starred on CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful for a season. In features Cowles made his film debut in 1969′s Me, Natalie with Patty Duke and a young Al Pacino. He also acted in The Happy Hooker, Slap Shot, The World According to Garp, The Money Pit, Brenda Starr, The Juror, Nurse Betty, City By The Sea, and Shutter Island. The son of
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Me and The Art of Ramona Fradon

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Growing up, I always recognized that Ramona Fradon’s artwork was different, curvier and softer in many ways than Gil Kane or Carmine Infantino. But you couldn’t help but like her open, appealing storytelling and characters. Her artistic touch on Metamorpho and later Super Friends were perfect while she was badly miscast on things like Freedom Fighters and even selected issues of The Brave and the Bold.

From the legion of writers and artists working in the first two generations of comics, Ramona was one I had never had the chance to meet or speak with. It was therefore serendipitous when Dynamite Entertainment invited me to edit The Art of Ramona Fradon which is a visual showcase for her work and was an extended conversation between the artist and fellow creator Howard Chaykin. Chaykin spoke with her on numerous occasions and the raw transcript needed to be shaped which is what I did.
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18 Long-Delayed Films and What History Says About the Box-Office Prospects of Cabin in the Woods, Tucker and Dale, and Margaret

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Two weeks ago, it was announced that Cabin in the Woods, the horror flick produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, would finally get a release date after years of sitting on the shelf. It's set for April 2012. Then yesterday, in even more surprising news, a release date was miraculously set for Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan's long-delayed follow-up to You Can Count on Me. That film, which stars Matt Damon and Anna Paquin, has been delayed now for six years, mostly because Lonergan couldn't finish the edit, which led to a lot of squabbles with the studio. Those two movies -- along with Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, which also recently received a release date -- were among the list of the Six Highly Anticipated Films You May Never Get to See, which we ran back in May.

However, long delays have rarely been kind to a film's box-office prospects, and if history is any indication,
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'Brenda Starr' comic strip ending: This is one scoop we don't like

'Brenda Starr' comic strip ending: This is one scoop we don't like
The worst thing to happen to journalists since the recession has officially happened: Ace reporter Brenda Starr — and thus, the Brenda Starr comic strip — is hanging up her hat, not long after two other comic heroines (Annie and Cathy) also retired. The strip, created by Dale Messick, will take its final bow Jan. 2, more than 70 years after it first debuted. And though, admittedly, Brenda Starr was always a comic I grazed past while making my way to One Big Happy or Zits, I’ll still contend that its mere presence will be greatly missed. (And that her strip subliminally convinced me to become a journalist.
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Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself...?) Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of
See full article at Shadowlocked »

Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of
See full article at Shadowlocked »

Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of
See full article at Shadowlocked »

Brenda Starr is yesterday's news

The nosey Chicago redhead who's been getting in everyone's hair since 1940 and spawned four screen adaptations is to file her last story on January 2nd 2011. Tribune Media Services have announced that the syndicated strip about an enterprising female journalist has had its day, and is closing her 70-year stint in over 250 newspapers.

Starr is the third female comic-strip character to get axed in recent times, along with 'Annie' and 'Cathy'. The cancellation of the strip is apparently due to the demise of comics as a marketable presence in newspapers (and in the decline of newspapers in itself..?). Tribune Media Services marketing director

Jan Guszynski says: "In its current form, and given the number of newspapers it is in, we chose not to go forward."

One argument for the increasing irrelevance of a 'goil reporter' comic strip is the public perception that women now form a majority in the ranks of
See full article at Shadowlocked »

DVD Huh? Brenda Starr

Hey there, fans of Brenda Starr! What? You’re not a fan of the comic strip Brenda Starr? I should have known, since you’re reading Ugo.com, which means you’re probably not 85 years old, the target audience for Brenda Starr. Still, in the late '80s, enough fans of the comic strip were alive to warrant a movie. A really awful movie.

Brenda Starr, the comic, was about a plucky female reporter in the 1940s. A novel concept in equality, back then. Brenda Starr, the film, is mostly about Brooke Shields changing outfits and embarrassing close-ups of her enormous, late-'80s eyebrows. The plot is so flimsy that the film actually sat on the shelf for something like four years, completed, before finally being released in the theaters. Where it did predictably badly.

The film is sort of a fantasy thing where the comic strip character comes to
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