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Bonnie Hunt Joins Ben Stiller’s Showtime Limited Series ‘Escape at Dannemora’

Bonnie Hunt Joins Ben Stiller’s Showtime Limited Series ‘Escape at Dannemora’
Bonnie Hunt has been cast in Ben Stiller’s upcoming Showtime limited series “Escape at Dannemora,” Variety has learned.

She joins previously announced cast members Benicio del Toro, Paul Dano, and Patricia Arquette. Stiller will executive produce and direct. The eight-hour limited series is based on the true story of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 that spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers, who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who was sleeping with both prisoners.

Hunt will play Catherine Leahy Scott, the New York State Inspector General who headed up the investigation into the escape of prison inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York. Del Toro will play convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Arquette will play Tilly Mitchell, a working class, married
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Film Review: ‘The Farthest’

Film Review: ‘The Farthest’
It’s rare for a film to make one swell with pride about something he or she had no direct hand in, but “The Farthest” accomplishes that feat with aplomb. That said, it’s not exactly surprising that Emer Reynolds’ documentary pulls off such an exceptional deed, given that its subject is one of mankind’s greatest achievements: Voyager 1 and 2, the spacecraft that Nasa launched in 1977 on a “grand tour” of our solar system’s remote planets, and the vast stretches of interstellar space that lay beyond. Boasting traditional non-fiction aesthetics as graceful as its story is chills-inducing, “The Farthest” should be an ideal sight to see on a New York or Los Angeles theatrical big-screen this Friday, before subsequently arriving on PBS on August 23 in a shorter form.

Reynolds amasses everyone who was anyone on the Voyager operation, crafting a comprehensive firsthand account of the scientific effort that went into the project (“the big mission” of
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Audra McDonald and Stanley Tucci on starring in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Stefan Pape

To mark the release of Beauty and the Beast – which hits cinemas across the UK on March 17th, we had the pleasure of sitting down to discuss the project with two of its stars, Audra McDonald (Madame Garderobe) and Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), as they discuss the joys in shooting this live-action reimagining of such a classic animation.

Stanley describes his role, which is a brand new creation, while the pair discuss the pertinence of Disney movies, carrying the weight of the original film’s legacy, and the relationships their own kids have with movies they star in.

When providing vocals are you able to enjoy the movie back more so like an audience member would? Are you able to detach yourself a little more than you’re able to when watching yourself on screen?

Stanley Tucci: It’s always good not to see yourself, that’s a great thing.
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Chuck Berry Turns 90, Announces New Album: Photos, Videos and Great Stories from His Life

  • PEOPLE.com
Chuck Berry Turns 90, Announces New Album: Photos, Videos and Great Stories from His Life
Chuck Berry, cited by a wide swath of artists as the definitive influence on American rock ‘n’Â roll, turned 90 on Tuesday.

He’s celebrating in part by announcing a new album, titled Chuck, that will see release in 2017. Comprised mostly of originals, it’s Berry’s first album in 38 years. Recorded primarily in his native St. Louis, Missouri, the album features his longtime backing group that includes son Charles Berry Jr. (guitar), daughter Ingrid Berry (harmonica) and his bassist of forty years, Jimmy Marsala. The group has accompanied Berry for over two decades’ worth of residency shows (some 200 performances) at St.
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Top 10 dogs on film

  • Cineplex
Top 10 dogs on filmTop 10 dogs on filmAmanda Wood8/26/2016 10:00:00 Am

We humans have been sharing the silver screen with all manner of beasts for as long as movies have existed. But no animal quite manages to capture our hearts and our cameras as much as the good old-fashioned pet dog. Dogs have played major and minor characters in practically every genre, their loyalty and selflessness making them ideal sidekicks and heroes.

Today is National Dog Day, so here at Cineplex we're in full celebration mode. As you might have guessed, we're big on dogs here, so this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting days of the year for us. There are no shortage of amazing, adorable, and impressive dogs in movies, so we obviously had to mention some of our favourites to commemorate the day.

There are far too many movie dogs to include in this list, so
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Beethoven Sheet Music Found, Sells for $100,000

  • Vulture
Beethoven Sheet Music Found, Sells for $100,000
A notebook containing sheet music written by Ludwig van Beethoven was found in the apartment of a Greenwich, Connecticut woman, according to Greenwich Time. The pages, described as being "ferociously dotted with German words, directions, and symbols that practically flew off the pages with manic intensity," were appraised and authenticated. The book was penned by the famed composer in 1810, when he was 40 and beginning work on a "rush job" known as "King Stephen." The notes were sold for $100,000, which really isn't that much when you consider the fact that a) The notes are 205 years old, which is pretty old, and b) They were written by Beethoven, who is pretty famous. His music can even make the Nic Cage Wicker Man remake tolerable.
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Michael Gross, 'Ghostbusters' Logo Designer, Dies at 70

  • Moviefone
Michael Gross, the man responsible for the famous "Ghostbusters" logo from the comedy classics, has died. He was 70.

Gross was a designer and producer whose eclectic career spanned decades and different mediums. In the early 1970s, he worked as an art director designing covers for National Lampoon magazine, and was responsible for one of the publication's most famous images, featuring a dog with a gun pointed at its head and the slogan, "If you don't buy this magazine we'll kill this dog." He also did some freelance design work for John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

While working for National Lampoon, Gross made many famous friends, and followed his pals Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd to Los Angeles in 1979, where they eventually collaborated on 1984's "Ghostbusters," Gross's second film. It was for that flick that Gross designed the logo, called No Ghosts, which became synonymous with the series and an iconic image known throughout the world.
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Michael Gross, 'Ghostbusters' Logo Designer, Dies at 70

  • Moviefone
Michael Gross, the man responsible for the famous "Ghostbusters" logo from the comedy classics, has died. He was 70.

Gross was a designer and producer whose eclectic career spanned decades and different mediums. In the early 1970s, he worked as an art director designing covers for National Lampoon magazine, and was responsible for one of the publication's most famous images, featuring a dog with a gun pointed at its head and the slogan, "If you don't buy this magazine we'll kill this dog." He also did some freelance design work for John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

While working for National Lampoon, Gross made many famous friends, and followed his pals Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd to Los Angeles in 1979, where they eventually collaborated on 1984's "Ghostbusters," Gross's second film. It was for that flick that Gross designed the logo, called No Ghosts, which became synonymous with the series and an iconic image known throughout the world.
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The Art Song, Part 1: Lieder

  • CultureCatch
A major glossy magazine that used to be devoted largely to music -- but long ago fell under the spell of Hollywood celebrity -- still continues to cover music, specializing in listicles that seem designed mainly to provoke ire in those who care more about music than does said magazine (named after a classic blues song, in case you can't guess without a hint). This summer it unleashed a list of songs that, with that aging publication's ironically weak sense of history, managed to overlook the vast majority of the history of song. To put it bluntly, if you're claiming to discuss the best songs ever written and you don't even mention Franz Schubert, you're an ignoramus. My ire over this blinkered attitude towards music history festered for months, so I finally decided to do something about it by writing about some of the timeless songs omitted in the aforementioned myopic listicle.
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The Doctor Who opening theme got turned up to 11 for 'Before The Flood'

We already know that the Twelfth Doctor isn't opposed to a guitar riff or two, but now Doctor Who's very recognisable opening theme music has received a rock makeover of its own.

Series composer Murray Gold put together the new arrangement for Saturday night's (October 10) episode 'Before the Flood', which saw Peter Capaldi's Doctor lead into the opening credits with help from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Doctor Who review: 'Before the Flood' is scary and smart

The opening of 'Before the Flood' saw the Twelfth Doctor discussing the 'bootstrap paradox' ("Google it") using Ludwig van Beethoven as an example: a time traveller who loves Beethoven travels back in time to meet his hero, only to find out Beethoven doesn't exist. So the time traveller decides to write out Beethoven's music and get it published.

This begs the question: Who really wrote Beethoven's music to begin with?
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The Doctor Who opening theme got turned up to eleven for 'Before The Flood'

We already know that the Twelfth Doctor isn't opposed to a guitar riff or two but now Doctor Who's very recognisable opening theme music has received a rock makeover of its own.

Series composer Murray Gold put together the new arrangement for Saturday night's (October 10) episode 'Before The Flood', which saw Peter Capaldi's Doctor lead into the opening credits with help from Beethoven's 5th symphony.

Doctor Who review: Before the Flood is scary and smart

The opening of 'Before the Flood' saw the Twelfth Doctor discussing the 'bootstrap paradox' ("Google it") using Ludwig van Beethoven as an example - a time traveller who loves Beethoven travels back in time to meet his hero, only to find out Beethoven doesn't exist so the time traveller decides to write out Beethoven's music and get it published.

This then begs the question: Who really wrote Beethoven's music to begin with?
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Dean Jones, Star of '60s Disney Classics, Dies at 84

  • Moviefone
Dean Jones, who starred in some of the most memorable live-action Disney flicks of the 1960s and '70s, died in Los Angeles on Monday of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.

Jones rose to stardom thanks to a handful of roles in successful Disney family films like "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," the latter of which introduced the world to Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with human-like tendencies. Jones was offered the lead role in 1965's "That Darn Cat!," opposite Hayley Mills, by Walt Disney himself, after impressing the studio head with his part on NBC sitcom "Ensign O'Toole."

He starred in many more Disney films, including "Monkeys, Go Home," "Million Dollar Duck," and "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo." Jones also had a small part in Elvis Presley's 1957 classic "Jail House Rock," and appeared in "Clear and Present Danger," ''Beethoven," and "Other People's Money," among others, including a
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Actor Dean Jones Dead at 84 – Starred in Many Walt Disney Movies

Anyone who saw a lot of kid’s movies in the ‘60s and ‘70s remembers Dean Jones. He was always a likable presence and a welcome sight, especially in the Disney family-friendly sort of films he excelled in such as The Ugly Dachshund, Blackbeard’S Ghost , The Love Bug, Snowball Express, The Million Dollar Duck, That Darn Cat! The list goes on and on and it’s hard to believe he was 84! He was always so young-looking, sort of the Dick Clark of the movies! Dean Jones was 84 and had Parkinson’s disease.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Dean Jones, the affable actor who starred in such classic Disney family comedies as That Darn Cat!, The Love Bug and The Shaggy D.A., has died. He was 84. Jones died Tuesday of complications from Parkinson’s disease in Los Angeles, publicist Richard Hoffman announced. Jones’ film grosses exceeded $960 million, Hoffman noted. The actor
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The Love Bug star and Disney favourite Dean Jones dies, aged 84

The Love Bug star and Disney favourite Dean Jones dies, aged 84
Disney favourite Dean Jones has died at the age of 84.

The actor, best known for playing racecar driver Jim Douglas in Disney's Love Bug films, passed away earlier today (September 2).

Jones had been battling Parkinson's disease prior to his passing.

In a 12-year run with the Walt Disney Company, Jones became a familiar face to audiences with roles in the films The Shaggy Da, Blackbeard's Ghost and That Darn Cat!.

He would play racer Jim Douglas in Disney's Love Bug films throughout the 1970s, and even reprise the role for a short-lived '80s television spinoff.

Away from Disney, Jones briefly starred on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim's Company in 1970 and would later tour the religious one-man show St John in Exile across the Us.

He also stayed busy on the big screen in later years, playing the villain in '90s children's movie Beethoven as well as having supporting
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Popular Disney Actor and Broadway Performer Jones Dead at 84

Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's
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Dean Jones of Herbie, the Love Bug and Ensign O'Toole Fame, Dies at 84

Dean Jones of Herbie, the Love Bug and Ensign O'Toole Fame, Dies at 84
Dean Jones, who rose to fame as TV’s Ensign O’Toole — and later, briefly brought Disney’s Love Bug franchise to the small screen — died today at 84.

The actor, who succumbed to complications from Parkinson’s disease, also had guest roles on such series as Murder, She Wrote, The Love Boat, and Nowhere Man — and did voiceover work on the animated Beethoven series.

Jones, whose acting career spanned more than 50 years, was best known for playing Jim Douglas, driver of a sentient Volkswagen racing Beetle, in Disney’s 1968 family comedy The Love Bug, which spawned several sequels and was
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Dean Jones, ‘The Love Bug’ Star, Dies at 84

Dean Jones, ‘The Love Bug’ Star, Dies at 84
Actor Dean Jones, best known for his acting work in such Disney films as “The Love Bug” and “That Darn Cat,” died of Parkinson’s disease Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

In addition to his appearances in films like “Under the Yum-Yum Tree,” “The Shaggy D.A.,” “The Million Dollar Duck,” “Snowball Express,” “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” and “Beethoven,” Jones also had roles in five Broadway shows and appeared in numerous television series and specials. Overall, he appeared in 46 films over the course of his career.

Jones was born in Decatur, Ala., and served in the Navy during the Korean War. He attended Asbury University in Kentucky, which awarded him with an honorary degree in 2002.

The actor made his Broadway debut with “There Was A Little Girl” with Jane Fonda in 1960, and would go on to star in Broadway’s “Under the Yum-Yum Tree” that same year, before starring
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R.I.P. Dean Jones

  • Dark Horizons
Legendary Disney classic film actor Dean Jones has died of Parkinson's disease at the age of 84.

Jones is best remembered for his work in three bonafide family film classics - the original "That Darn Cat," "Blackbeard's Ghost" and the start of the "Herbie" franchise "The Love Bug". Jones starred in around 46 films along with appearing in numerous television series and on Broadway.

Amongst his work were the likes of "The Shaggy D.A.," "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo," "Clear and Present Danger," "Other People's Money," "Beethoven," "Under the Yum-Yum Tree," "Any Wednesday" and "The Million Dollar Duck" along with guest roles on "Murder She Wrote," "The Love Boat," "Bonanza" and the animated "Superman" series.

Source: Variety
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Matt Nix, Amy Holden Jones Crime Drama Gets Put Pilot Commitment from CBS

  • The Wrap
Matt Nix, Amy Holden Jones Crime Drama Gets Put Pilot Commitment from CBS
Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and “Beethoven” scribe Amy Holden Jones have landed a put pilot commitment from CBS for a new crime drama, TheWrap has learned. The show will follow a female detective who plays by her own rules. She is forced to team up with a brilliant scientist who studies the biology of evil to solve crimes for the L.A. Violent Crimes Unit. Jones is writing the series in addition to executive producing alongside Nix. The show is part of an overall deal that Nix has with 20th Century Fox Television, where Jones also has a premium blind deal.
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Crime Drama From Amy Holden Jones & Matt Nix Gets CBS Put Pilot Commitment

Black Box creator Amy Holden Jones has teamed with Burn Notice and Complications creator Matt Nix for a crime drama, which has landed at CBS with a put pilot commitment backed by a large penalty. The untitled project hails from 20th Century Fox TV, where Nix is under an overall deal and Jones had a premium blind deal. Written by Mystic Pizza and Beethoven scribe Jones, the drama centers on an explosive, rule-breaking, fearless female detective with no filter who enlists…
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