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No Stranger Than Love Review

17 June 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Early on in No Stranger Than Love, something immediately seems off about the town inhabited by small-town schoolteacher Lucy Sherrington (Alison Brie). In a dynamic reminiscent of There’s Something About Mary, everyone in town seems to be in love with girl-next-door Lucy, and director Nick Wernham’s film — which marks his directorial feature debut — clearly establishes a whimsical, offbeat tone right from the start.

As it turns out, the squeaky-clean Lucy is on the verge of having an affair with fellow teacher (and married man) Clint Coburn (Colin Hanks). However, that rendezvous is cut short when a bottomless hole suddenly appears in Lucy’s living room, trapping Clint deep within the abyss. Making matters worse, a mysterious stranger (Justin Chatwin) arrives in town soon thereafter on a potentially dangerous mission to find Clint. Hilarity ensues, as Lucy must find a way to rescue Clint and keep both their reputations intact. »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Bill Murray finally wins this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

15 June 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Clown, improviser, movie star, perfect talkshow guest – the Mark Twain prize hasn’t come soon enough for the consummate funnyman, described by Jim Jarmusch as ‘an intergalactic treasure’

In previous years, when the Kennedy Centre has announced the winner of its Mark Twain Prize for American Humor – people like Tina Fey, Will Ferrell or Ellen DeGeneres – many fans have had the same response: why not Bill Murray?

Well, as Phil Connors says in Groundhog Day, “Anything different is good,” and this year is different: Murray has finally been awarded the prize.

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- Stuart Miller

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Bill Murray to Receive Mark Twain Prize for Humor

13 June 2016 3:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Murray will become the 19th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor when he receives the award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23.

“I’m honored by this award and by its timing,” Murray said in a statement. “I believe Mark Twain has rolled over in his grave so much for so long, that this news won’t disturb his peace.”

Murray has starred in such hits as “Ghostbusters,” “Groundhog Day” and “Caddyshack” over the course of his four-decade career, adding dozens of comedy films to his name.

Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement, “since his first performances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ more than three decades ago,” Murray “has charmed us with unforgettable performances from an eclectic cast of characters.”

“His brilliant wit and infectious spirit continue to inspire our laughter across generations both on and off the screen. His unique brand of humor seems to defy time itself — always remaining relevant and relatable to new audiences — much like our award’s namesake,” said Rutter.

In receiving the award, Murray joins past honorees including Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, among others. The award recognizes those who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the 19th-century novelist, essayist, social commentator and satirist who was born Samuel Clemens.

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- Lamarco McClendon

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Here Comes Mr. Jordan

6 June 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Here's a sterling example of what Hollywood excelled at back in the golden age: Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains and Edward Everett Horton star in possibly the most magical of movies known as Film Blanc. A cosmic goof leaves a man with fifty years yet to live without a body -- so heavenly troubleshooters try to find him a new one. Here Comes Mr. Jordan Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 819 1941 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 94 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date June 14, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Robert Montgomery, Evelyn Keyes, Claude Rains, Rita Johnson, Edward Everett Horton, James Gleason. Cinematography Joseph Walker Art Direction Lionel Banks Film Editor Viola Lawrence Original Music Frederick Hollander Written by Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller from the play Heaven Can Wait by Harry Segall Produced by Everett Riskin Directed by Alexander Hall

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Some movies are so entertaining that it's best to tell people, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Peter Shaffer, Oscar-Winning Playwright of ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus,’ Dies at 90

6 June 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Peter Shaffer, the Oscar-winning playwright whose work included the award-winning drams “Amadeus” and “Equus,” died Monday, the Associated Press reported. He was 90. According to Shaffer’s agent Rupert Lord, Shaffer died while visiting friends and family in southwest Ireland. Rufus Norris, the artistic director of the National Theatre, which is reviving “Amadeus” in the fall, called Shaffer “one of the great writers of his generation,” adding, “The plays he leaves behind are an enduring legacy.” Also Read: Angela Paton, 'Groundhog Day' Actress, Dies at 86 Shaffer, who was born in Liverpool in 1926, scored his first hit with 1964’s “The Royal Hunt of. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Crowd-Pleasing Movies for Your Next Family Movie Night

1 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The Bagel Bites are still frozen in the middle. Your friend with the popcorn popper sent you the patented "I think I'm going to bail on this one" text. Your uncle just got the entire "Hee Haw" series on Blu-ray and is a little too excited about it.

These are the things that can, have, and will go wrong on family movie night. Your best defense against movie night fails? Movies so impossible not to love that some states may have laws against not liking them.

So put those Bagel Bites back in the oven; bust out the microwavable kettle corn; ask your mom if your uncle is really related to anyone -- for it's time to please the whole crowd with your brilliant taste in movies.

'The Princess Bride' (1987)

Ok, the MPAA is pretty solid -- we know "G" movies are good for kids, "R" for adults. »

- Dan Ketchum

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Impressions: Night Of The Living Dead: Revival’s #4 Issues Feature the Series’ Most Ambitious Storytelling Yet

1 June 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There’s something odd, dangerous, and fascinating going on in Evans County, Pennsylvania. The dead have risen with voracious appetites, but that’s not all. No, that’s only the half of it. A higher power is behind this zombified movement, leaving the surviving humans to try and figure out just what the hell is going on… if they can live long enough to come up with the correct answer. Progress is made, blood is spilled, and more intriguing questions are raised (along with the dead) in the #4 issues of Night of the Living Dead: Revival, out today from Double Take.

What began as a sequel of sorts to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead has morphed into a unique creature that stands sturdily on its own two feet. For many of the ten individual-yet-intertwined series under the Night of the Living Dead: Revival label, »

- Derek Anderson

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Angela Paton Dies: ‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Was 86

27 May 2016 9:42 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Angela Paton, whose dozens of credits include playing an innkeeper in the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, died Thursday in Oakland, CA. She was 86. Her nephew told the Associated Press that she had been in hospice care since a recent heart attack. Paton had a long career in local Bay Area theater and appeared briefly on Broadway in 1969’s The Three Sisters and 1980’s Passione, starring Jerry Stiller. She was in her late 50s when she began to land TV guest spots on such… »

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‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Angela Paton Dies at 86

27 May 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Angela Paton, best known for her role in “Groundhog Day,” died on Thursday in Oakland, Calif. She was 86.

The actress was in hospice care after a recent heart attack, the Associated Press reports.

Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the small-town bed-and-breakfast owner where Bill Murray’s Phil Connors awakens in a panic every morning in the 1993 classic comedy.

Paton, who has more than 90 film and television credits to her name, also played Faye in Adam Sandler’s “The Wedding Singer,” Michelle’s grandmother who sleeps with Stifler in “American Wedding” and Mrs. Holmes in “Lolita.” She also appeared in 1994’s “Blue Sky” and “Trapped in Paradise.” She’s had roles on the shows “Falcon Crest,” “Home Improvement,” “My Name Is Earl” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The Brooklyn native had a flourishing stage career in the San Francisco Bay Area before transitioning to the screen when she was nearly 60 years old. Paton »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Angela Paton, ‘Groundhog Day’ Actress, Dies at 86

27 May 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Angela Paton, an actress known for her roles in “Groundhog Day” and “American Wedding,” died on Thursday night at age 86. Paton had been living in a hospice care center in Oakland, California, after a recent heart attack. Her nephew confirmed the news of her death to the Associated Press. Before finding success in Hollywood, Paton was well known for her work on the stage. She and her husband co-founded the Berkeley Stage Company in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s. She would star in productions of “Woman in Mind” opposite Helen Mirren, as well as “Dog Logic” and “Long. »

- Joe Otterson

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Kodak's Student Scholarship Program calls for international entries

25 May 2016 10:38 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Kodak's student scholarship program..

The program awards grants to young filmmakers consisting of discounts and sponsorship as well as mentoring..

The international competition is open to university students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, shooting both digitally and on film.

There are three Kodak Student Scholarship Awards (all formats eligible); two Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Awards (any format eligible); and the Kodak Vision Award, recognizing an outstanding project of which at least 50 percent was shot on film..

The prizes for the Student Scholarship Awards are as follows:

Gold Award: $5,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $5,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)

Silver Award: $3,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)

Bronze Award: $2,000 Tuition Scholarship Award & $3,000 Kodak Motion Picture Product Grant. (all formats eligible)

Leading the judging panel is cinematographer John Bailey (Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets, Silverado, The Big Chill »

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The Hills Have Have Secrets! Stars Spill the Show's Biggest Behind-the-Scenes Revelations - Including That Time Anna Wintour Burned Lauren Conrad

23 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Hills celebrates the 10th anniversary of its premiere on May 31, and the cast is celebrating by offering up prime dirt on the ultra-popular, super glam MTV reality series. Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Justin "Bobby" Brescia were just a few of the cast members and behind-the-scenes power players who talked to InStyle for the occasion and spilled some serious tea, including who was really behind the infamous nickname Conrad earned among Vogue stars and how Pratt descended into crystal addiction. Despite the glossy veneer on the series, by the end of six seasons (4½ for »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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The Hills Have Have Secrets! Stars Spill the Show's Biggest Behind-the-Scenes Revelations - Including That Time Anna Wintour Burned Lauren Conrad

23 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Hills celebrates the 10th anniversary of its premiere on May 31, and the cast is celebrating by offering up prime dirt on the ultra-popular, super glam MTV reality series. Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Pratt, Audrina Patridge and Justin "Bobby" Brescia were just a few of the cast members and behind-the-scenes power players who talked to InStyle for the occasion and spilled some serious tea, including who was really behind the infamous nickname Conrad earned among Vogue stars and how Pratt descended into crystal addiction. Despite the glossy veneer on the series, by the end of six seasons (4½ for »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Netflix Movie and TV Titles leaving next month

23 May 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sadly it’s time to say goodbye to some quality Netflix movies and TV shows as they’ll be leaving the streaming service over the course of the next month. So if you have the time, check out some keepers like Groundhog Day, Private Parts, Wayne’s World or Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  If you’re looking for something perhaps you’ve never seen before, try The Station Agent. It was written by Tom McCarthy, who later won an Oscar for Spotlight. It features Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. Following is the full list. If you want to know what’s coming to Netflix next month, check out the list here. June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones’s Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where’s My Car? »

- David Eckstein

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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix: June 2016

23 May 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

No big plans for Memorial Day? Then get busy watching these Netflix titles before they vanish in June. Among the great films leaving Netflix streaming are Disney '90s classics "Mulan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Hercules" (don't worry, you'll see more from Disney on Netflix Very Soon).

And say goodbye to comedies "About a Boy," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Wayne's World," and "Groundhog Day."

Also leaving: Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger," horror film "The Others," the Robert Rodriguez "aliens take over a high school" flick "The Faculty," and tearjerker "Ghost."

Here's the complete list of titles leaving Netflix in June 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.

Leaving June 1

"A Wrinkle in Time" (2003)

"About a Boy" (2002)

"Bounce" (2000)

"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)

"Clear and Present Danger" (1994)

"Click" (2006)

"Darkman" (1990)

"Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows

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- Sharon Knolle

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Last Call! All the Movies Leaving Netflix in June

23 May 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Hopefully you got a chance to watch the movies that left Netflix in May, because now there's a whole new crop leaving the streaming service. Great movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Bridget Jones's Diary are disappearing, along with several TV seasons. Don't be the one who logs onto your account next month all ready to finally watch Wayne's World and find that it's gone! Take a look, and make sure you catch all the new movies hitting Netflix in June, as well. Expiring June 1 A Wrinkle in Time About a Boy Bounce Bridget Jones's Diary The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury Clear and Present Danger Click Darkman Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows Dude, Where's My Car? Duplex Elias: Rescue Team Adventures, season one The Faculty Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog Ghost Groundhog Day Hamlet Hercules In the Bedroom Jersey »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Watch John Oliver Explain Baffling Primary-Caucus System

23 May 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

American voters are rightfully pissed off by a perplexing electoral system – or as John Oliver calls it, "an erratic clusterfuck every four years" – where a presidential candidate can win a primary or caucus yet receive fewer delegates than their opponent. We've seen that happen in both parties this year: Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming Democratic caucus with 56 percent, but received only 7 delegates to Hillary Clinton's 11. Donald Trump beat out Republican opponent Ted Cruz by 3.6 percent in the Louisiana primary but took home fewer delegates. In his latest Last Week Tonight deep dive, »

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Listed: Movies for when Mercury is in retrograde

10 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Has this past week or so been weird? Have you been prone to communication and technology mishaps, or strange feelings of sluggishness and an inability to get stuff done? If you weren’t aware, Mercury is in retrograde, and it’s likely the reason for any weirdness lately.

What is Mercury retrograde, you might ask? It’s a month-long cycle that happens a few times a year where the planet Mercury rotates at a slower than usual pace, making it appear to actually be traveling backwards. This is simply an illusion, of course, but astrologers have long associated this situation with problems involving communication, technology, and travel.

Whether or not you believe in the power the cosmos hold over us, Mercury Retrograde is an interesting concept that a lot of people follow intensely. Here at Cineplex, we talk about movies, so we’ve created a list of our favourite titles »

- Amanda Wood & Adriana Floridia

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Indian Summers recap: series two, episode nine – Groundhog Day in Simla

8 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Charlie plays the secret psychopath, yet again, in the penultimate ever episode (sob!). Will he get his comeuppance? Fingers crossed for a blinding finish

Tonight’s episode was called Winner Takes All and it was a hell of an opening. Right off the bat Ralphie was confronted not only with the knowledge of Alice and Aafrin’s deception, but also with the knowledge that Mr Charlie knows too. (That’s a lot of knowledge.) And Mr Charlie knowing anything bad is double dangerous, as anyone with fingers standing near him when he’s in a rage knows only too well. I liked it when Charlie was roaming the countryside trying to find people who would pretend to have seen Aafrin with Bonkers Naresh for cash. And when he said, “I can run things from here.” I wanted to see Mr Charlie running things. In fact, I wished Mr Charlie had been made Viceroy. »

- Viv Groskop

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Adam Devine Set Opposite Alexandra Daddario In When We First Met

7 May 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Adam Devine, whose star has been rising fast with his work on Comedy Central’s Workaholics and in big-screen ventures like this summer’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, will co-write and star opposite Alexandra Daddario in romantic comedy When We First Met.

The pic, to be co-written and directed by The Duff helmer Ari Sandel, will revolve around a man named Noah (Devine), whose bucolic first night with the girl of his dreams goes perfectly but leads only to the dreaded “friendzone.” Three years later, Noah continues to wonder why it never worked out, only to find himself blessed with the ability to travel back in time, Groundhog Day-style, in an attempt to alter that night and win her love.

I’ll watch Daddario, who was great on the first season of True Detective and even somewhat conscious during San Andreas (which is more than I can »

- Isaac Feldberg

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