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Emmy Awards: Will ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ smash the glass ceiling?

9 August 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

At the 1997 Emmys, Tracey Ullman pulled off an upset when her show “Tracey Takes On” won Best Variety Series over three past champs — “Dennis Miller Live,” “Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” — as well as perennial nominee “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.” At the podium, she […] »

- Amanda Spears

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‘Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is a Stunner From Start to Finish

21 July 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 1. A spoiler-free review is available here.]

Now that’s how you make a thriller.

Anyone burned by the slow stroll to nowhere of recent Netflix dramas had to be pleased with the pins-and-needles tension — and shocking payoffs — of “Ozark,” Jason Bateman’s new original series for the streaming giant. From the first episode to the ending, Season 1 was filled with shocking twists and intense familial strife.

Below, we’ll break down why the near-constant darkness always felt grounded in reality, using big developments in the plot and key scenes throughout the series to illustrate how a horror story still felt relatable — and all the more terrifying for it.

Read More‘Ozark’ Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is the Most Brutal Business Lesson You’ll Ever Binge

Premiere – “Sugarwood”

The importance of the premiere episode was its power. While that may go without saying, given the first hour’s overall impact, it’s important to remember how many dramas start slow. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is a Stunner From Start to Finish

21 July 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 1. A spoiler-free review is available here.]

Now that’s how you make a thriller.

Anyone burned by the slow stroll to nowhere of recent Netflix dramas had to be pleased with the pins-and-needles tension — and shocking payoffs — of “Ozark,” Jason Bateman’s new original series for the streaming giant. From the first episode to the ending, Season 1 was filled with shocking twists and intense familial strife.

Below, we’ll break down why the near-constant darkness always felt grounded in reality, using big developments in the plot and key scenes throughout the series to illustrate how a horror story still felt relatable — and all the more terrifying for it.

Read More‘Ozark’ Review: Jason Bateman’s Netflix Drama is the Most Brutal Business Lesson You’ll Ever Binge

Premiere – “Sugarwood”

The importance of the premiere episode was its power. While that may go without saying, given the first hour’s overall impact, it’s important to remember how many dramas start slow. »

- Ben Travers

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Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

3 July 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“They said you was hung!”

“They was right!”

Mel BrooksBlazing Saddles screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 7th and 8th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’  Midnight series.

I showed the condensed Super-8 version of Blazing Saddles, appropriately enough, at my Super-8 Politically Incorrect Movie Madness show a few years ago at The Way Out Club and there are enough N-words in the 18-minute edit alone to make Paula Dean blush, but damn, this movie just keeps getting funnier as it ages!

Blazing Saddles is my favorite Mel Brooks comedy. Yes, even more than Young Frankenstein – it’s hard to believe Brooks produced both yuk-fests the same year. I just watched his 1977 follow-up High Anxiety on 16mm last weekend for the first time since it was new and Yikes! – I see why it was a critical disaster – didn’t laugh once! »

- Tom Stockman

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John Goodman’s Dream List: 3 Filmmakers He Wants to Work With After ‘Roseanne’

12 June 2017 10:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Goodman and Bruce Willis have been friends since 1979, but somehow never worked together before “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” the action-comedy that hits theaters and video-on-demand on Friday, June 16. The directorial debut of writer-producer Mark Cullen, “Once Upon a Time in Venice” stars Willis as a Venice Beach P.I. who teams up with his surf shop-owner best friend (Goodman) to track down a drug dealer’s stolen cocaine. The film co-stars Jason Momoa​, Famke Janssen​, Thomas Middleditch​ and Adam Goldberg.

Read More: ‘Roseanne’ Revival in the Works As Stars and Producers Plot 8-Episode Event Series

For Goodman, who received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in March, being able to finally work with Willis on a movie was an offer he couldn’t refuse.

“They said it was a Bruce Willis movie, so I was prone to say yes before I even read the script,” Goodman said during a recent interview, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Bill Maher Addresses N-Word Gaffe on Real Time: 'Thank You for Letting a Sinner In Your Midst'

9 June 2017 7:07 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bill Maher wasted no time tackling the elephant in the room on Friday’s Real Time.

Quick refresh: Maher incurred widespread wrath last week when, midway through his Real Time interview with junior senator Ben Sasse, he uttered the N-word. (Watch video of the gaffe by clicking here.) The following morning, HBO released a strongly worded statement condemning the former Politically Incorrect host’s crack, which was soon followed by Maher’s own mea culpa.

VideosIce Cube Schools Bill Maher on N-Word: ‘It’s Like a Knife — You Can Use It as a Weapon or You Can Use It »

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Bill Maher Will Never Get the N-Word Issue, Says Actress Anne-Marie Johnson (Video)

8 June 2017 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ue4gel26"]] Bill Maher has history with the n-word, but doesn't understand the history behind the word ... according to Anne-Marie Johnson. The actress tells us she wasn't surprised when Maher got blasted for saying the n-word on 'Real Time' ... because she was front and center when he did the same thing 16 years ago. Johnson says the problem is Maher's not getting the message from black people that the word causes pain ... and she doesn't think he ever will. »

- TMZ Staff

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Kevin Hart Says Bill Maher Isn’t Racist, Just ‘Tacky’

6 June 2017 3:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kevin Hart criticized Bill Maher for his use of the N-word, telling the hosts of “The Breakfast Club” radio show that the use of the slur was “tacky.” “It’s not right to say that and say it the way you said it as comfortable as you said it in a joking form,” he said. “You’re wrong. Granted, you can issue all the apologies you want, but for you to say it on your platform? That’s tacky. That’s tacky.” Also Read: 11 Times Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect Comments Sparked Outrage (Photos) He did add that it would »

- Ashley Boucher

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How Will Emmy Voters React to Bill Maher’s Racial Slur Gaffe?

5 June 2017 4:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Maher has long been the Susan Lucci of the Emmys’ variety series category: His ABC platform “Politically Incorrect” landed eight straight nominations in the 1990s, while HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” has enjoyed a 10-year streak. But he’s never won.

Meanwhile, the variety landscape has become even more cluttered, so much so that the TV Academy split it into two fields: talk and sketch. The talk category is as bustling as ever, so the last thing anyone looking to land a nomination needs is a faux pas like the one Maher unleashed on last week’s episode of “Real Time.”

Speaking with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, Maher quipped, “I’m a house n—,” in response to Sasse playfully suggesting the host come work in his state’s fields. In the wake of Kathy Griffin’s controversial photo stunt last week, reaction to Maher’s remark was swift. HBO »

- Kristopher Tapley

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11 Times Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect Comments Sparked Outrage (Photos)

3 June 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Comedian Bill Maher has made a career of saying controversial things, both on his former ABC show “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” and on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Though Maher prides himself on being politically incorrect, there have been plenty of times he’s said offensive things that got him into hot water. Here’s a look at 11 of them. 11. He interviews notorious alt-right darling Milo Yiannopoulos After Milo’s speech at Berkeley University was canceled because of protests that included a few small fires and thrown objects, Maher brought the alt-right idol in for an interview. »

- Phil Hornshaw

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Chance the Rapper Urges HBO to Cancel Bill Maher's Show Amid N-Word Controversy

3 June 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Chance the Rapper has joined scores of people who have called on HBO to cancel Bill Maher's show for uttering a racial slur. The comedian and host had said the N-word during an interview with a Republican senator on Real Time With Bill Maher Friday and immediately then told the audience it was a joke. His remarks spurred him to trend on Twitter and many called for HBO to fire him. "Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher," Chance the Rapper wrote Saturday in a tweet that has been retweeted more than 6,500 times. Maher, who also hosted the late-night Comedy Central talk show Politically Incorrect in the '90s and early »

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Bill Maher, HBO Face Backlash After Host Uses Racial Slur on ‘Real Time’

3 June 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bill Maher apologized and HBO scolded him publicly. But will that be enough to quiet the storm over Maher’s use of a racial slur during Friday’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher”?

Public outrage swelled following Friday’s 10 p.m. live airing of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” HBO issued a statement Saturday calling the host’s use of the phrase “I’m a house n—–” during an interview with Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse “completely inexcusable and tasteless.” HBO said the remark would be edited out of subsequent airings of the episode. Maher made the comment in jest after Sasse invited Maher to spend a day working in the fields of Nebraska’s farms.

Maher acknowledged that the N-word was “offensive” and said he regretted using it. “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Bill Maher’s N-Word Draws Outrage: ‘I’m a House N—er’

2 June 2017 9:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Did Bill Maher just try to take the heat off of Kathy Griffin? His out-of-nowhere use of the N-word on Friday’s “Real Time” brought instant rebukes and calls for him to be fired. The former “Politically Incorrect” host proved he’s still politically incorrect when Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse jokingly invited him to “work in the fields.” “Senator, I’m a house n—-a,” Maher said, immediately adding: “It’s a joke.” Also Read: Is Kathy Griffin's Career Over? Top Crisis Managers Weigh In Many didn’t take it that way. “He said ‘n—er’ with a Hard Ass Rrrrrrrrrruh, »

- Rosemary Rossi

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The National Review’s Memorial Day List of ‘Movies Liberals Will Hate’ Proves They Don’t Understand Politics or Filmmaking

29 May 2017 9:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To read The National Review’s “Politically Incorrect Guide Memorial Day Movies” is one of those moments where you seriously wonder if conservatism in the Trump Era isn’t just one big episode of “Punk’d.” Written by Arthur Herman, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, the list was an attempt to highlight war movies for conservatives to watch on Memorial Day – many of which are fantastic – but are bizarrely packaged and advertised as movies that will piss off liberals.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ Trailer: Christopher Nolan Says It’s ‘Not a War Film,’ But It Still Looks Unbearably Intense

“These movies portray serving one’s country in uniform as something to be revered and respected, not dismissed,” boasts the Twitter promo for the piece. Its marketing is a straw-man argument, so it’s first important to establish a few matters of fact.

During the Vietnam War, there was liberal »

- Chris O'Falt

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Brad Grey’s Legacy: 12 Hits He Produced, From ‘The Sopranos’ to ‘The Departed’ (Photos)

15 May 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brad Grey’s credits include many hit TV series and Award-winning films. He also co-founded Brillstein-Grey and Plan B Executive producer on “Real Time with Bill Maher” (2006 to 2017) Executive producer on “The Sopranos” (1999 to 2007) Producer on “The Departed” (2006) which won the Academy Award for Best Picture Producer on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005) Executive producer on “Scary Movie” (2000) Executive producer on “Happy Gilmore” (1996) Executive producer on “The Cable Guy” (1996) Executive producer on “Politically Incorrect” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996 to 2002) Executive producer on “NewsRadio” (1995 to 1999) Executive producer on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992 »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Beautiful Cult Horror Cinema Actress (and Bond Girl Contender) Has Died

26 April 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Yvonne Monlaur: Cult horror movie actress & Bond Girl contender was featured in the 1960 British classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula.' Actress Yvonne Monlaur dead at 77: Best remembered for cult horror classics 'Circus of Horrors' & 'The Brides of Dracula' Actress Yvonne Monlaur, best known for her roles in the 1960 British cult horror classics Circus of Horrors and The Brides of Dracula, died of cardiac arrest on April 18 in the Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Monlaur was 77. According to various online sources, she was born Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bédat de Monlaur in the southwestern town of Pau, in France's Pyrénées-Atlantiques department, on Dec. 15, 1939. Her father was poet and librettist Pierre Bédat de Monlaur; her mother was a Russian ballet dancer. The young Yvonne was trained in ballet and while still a teenager became a model for Elle magazine. She was “discovered” by newspaper publisher-turned-director André Hunebelle, »

- Andre Soares

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Kino Lorber Picks Up ‘Dawson City,’ Magnolia Buys ‘Lucky‘ and More

7 April 2017 2:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Kino Lorber has acquired the North American rights to Bill Morrison’s “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” about the true history of a collection of 533 reels of film (representing 372 titles) dating from the 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory. The film tells the unique history of a Canadian gold rush town and how cinema, capitalism and history intersect.

“Dawson City” had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and North American premiere at 2016 New York Film Festival. The film also played at the BFI/London Film Festival and the 2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, and screened Thursday at the TCM »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Adam Reed’s Premiere Answers the Big Questions in an Emotional Opener

5 April 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Archer Dreamland,” Season 8, Episode 1, “No Good Deed.”]

Those waiting to find out the fate of Sterling Archer will have to wait a little longer. Following last season’s cliffhanger ending where Archer, shot and bleeding, passed out in Lana’s arms, Season 8 picks up with a bait-and-switch. The tombstone the entire cast huddles around isn’t Archer’s, but Woodhouse’s. Archer is alive, but he’s been in a coma for the last three months — and he may never come out of it.

He could wake up “tomorrow, could be another three months, could be…” Mallory trails off. “There’s no telling what he knows, or what he’s thinking about. Well, dreaming about, I suppose.”

And with that, we enter “Dreamland.”

As mentioned in our season review, the primary concern with the set-up for Season 8 was whether or not “Dreamland” could prove relevant and/or entertaining enough to distract us from Archer’s life or death state. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Archer Dreamland’ Review: Adam Reed’s Premiere Answers the Big Questions in an Emotional Opener

5 April 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Archer Dreamland,” Season 8, Episode 1, “No Good Deed.”]

Those waiting to find out the fate of Sterling Archer will have to wait a little longer. Following last season’s cliffhanger ending where Archer, shot and bleeding, passed out in Lana’s arms, Season 8 picks up with a bait-and-switch. The tombstone the entire cast huddles around isn’t Archer’s, but Woodhouse’s. Archer is alive, but he’s been in a coma for the last three months — and he may never come out of it.

He could wake up “tomorrow, could be another three months, could be…” Mallory trails off. “There’s no telling what he knows, or what he’s thinking about. Well, dreaming about, I suppose.”

And with that, we enter “Dreamland.”

As mentioned in our season review, the primary concern with the set-up for Season 8 was whether or not “Dreamland” could prove relevant and/or entertaining enough to distract us from Archer’s life or death state. »

- Ben Travers

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Bill Maher Under Fire for 1998 Comments Condoning Sex Between 35-Year-Old Woman, 12-Year-Old Boy

23 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

The Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos story has taken another turn. 

Maher, who recently took credit for Yiannopoulos' downfall, is now the target of attacks after a video was unearthed Wednesday in which the now HBO host appeared to condone a sexual relationship between 35-year-old teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her 12-year-old male student back in 1998. At the time, Maher hosted Politically Incorrect on ABC. 

Those comments are now in the headlines because they have been compared to those made by Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart editor, who, in a 2016 interview, appeared to endorsed sexual relations with boys as young as 13.

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- Ryan Parker

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