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John Heard, ‘Home Alone’ Dad, Dies at 71

John Heard, ‘Home Alone’ Dad, Dies at 71
John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the “Home Alone” movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 71 in Palo Alto, Calif.

He was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing back surgery. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office confirmed his death.

In the 1990 “Home Alone,” Heard stars as the father who forgets his son, played by Macauley Culkin, when making a business trip to France. After “Home Alone” became a big hit, Heard returned to star in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

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He also appeared in “Cat People,” “After Hours,” “Big,” “Beaches,” 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” and on TV in “Miami Vice” and “The Sopranos,” for which he won an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor.

Born in Washington, D.C., Heard started out acting off-Broadway. His first major role came in the romantic comedy “Chilly Scenes of Winter
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Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America: Photo Book Spotlights Survivors of Epidemic

Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America: Photo Book Spotlights Survivors of Epidemic
The portraits of survivors in Kathy Shorr‘s new photography book, Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America, make one hard-hitting point: gun violence is everywhere.

“When you have a gun pointed at you, you’re completely helpless and at their mercy. That feeling is probably one of the most terrible things that a human being can feel,” Shorr tells People.

She knows from personal experience: About a decade ago, she and her then-toddler daughter were the victims of an armed robbery.

They weren’t hurt, but the frightening encounter as well as her time as teacher in inner city
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Documentary, Now: Three Rock Stars Who Run The Fast-Changing Nonfiction World

The Academy will announce its list of Oscar-eligible documentaries this week, a field that counted just 82 entries in 2005; last year, there were 124. And along with this growth comes a new attribute for the much-admired/often ignored genre: Power.

Under Sheila Nevins, HBO led the way in showing how documentaries could draw audiences with nonfiction programming that’s skillful, dynamic, and relevant. Under Lisa Nishimura, Netflix upped the ante with deep-pocketed algorithms that not only proved audiences craved this content (after all, documentaries are the original reality TV), but also guided exactly where those viewers could be found, and what they wanted to see. And while social justice has always been the balliwick of documentary filmmakers, Diane Weyermann at Participant has given that niche the financing and clout it deserves.

While their business models differ, they’re all producing documentaries that might not otherwise exist, making them better and getting them seen.
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‘Coming Through the Rye’ Trailer: Alex Wolff Goes Searching for J.D. Salinger

‘Coming Through the Rye’ Trailer: Alex Wolff Goes Searching for J.D. Salinger
63-year-old James Steven Sadwith makes his feature directorial debut with Coming Through the Rye. Up until this point in his career, Sadwith has mostly worked in television. He directed Sinatra and the Jonathan Rhys Meyers-led Elvis, and he also created the crime anthology series Gun. Sadwith’s first movie for the big screen is based on a chapter of his life, when he, […]

The post ‘Coming Through the Rye’ Trailer: Alex Wolff Goes Searching for J.D. Salinger appeared first on /Film.
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Oscars: How TV and Streaming Emmy Contenders Are Changing the Documentary Race

Oscars: How TV and Streaming Emmy Contenders Are Changing the Documentary Race
By the time Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made In America” aired on Espn in June, receiving near-universal acclaim from critics, Espn Films—which produced the documentary as part of the network’s popular “30 for 30” series—was already angling for attention from an Academy that, on the face of it, has nothing to do with TV. With one-week qualifying engagements at New York’s Cinema Village and Los Angeles’ Laemmle Monica Film Center, the exhaustive five-part portrait of O.J. Simpson’s life and times entered the campaign for Oscar.

It’s not alone. Of the eight other films Indiewire identifies as frontrunners in the race for Best Documentary Feature besides “O.J.: Made in America,” several have prominent connections to TV networks or streaming services: “Command and Control” (PBS); “Gleason” (Amazon); “Into the Inferno” (Netflix); “The Music of Strangers” (HBO); “Weiner” (Showtime); and “Zero Days” (Showtime). More than ever before, the resources
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‘Coming Through The Rye’ Exclusive Clip: An Alienated Teen Leaves Boarding School To Find J.D. Salinger

‘Coming Through The Rye’ Exclusive Clip: An Alienated Teen Leaves Boarding School To Find J.D. Salinger
Set in 1969, “Coming Through The Rye” follows 16-year-old Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff), an outcast at his new boarding school, and an acolyte of author J.D. Salinger. Schwartz finds comfort and solace in Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye,” and deeply identifies with protagonist Holden Caulfield. Believing he’s destined to play the character, Schwartz adapts the novel into a play, but wishes to seek Salinger’s approval before staging it. He runs away from his school and picks up Deedee Gorlin (Stefania Owen), a quirky townie, to help him search for the reclusive author, played by Oscar-winner Chris Cooper. Along the way, Schwartz comes of age, and begins a journey of first love, sexual awakening, and discovering the meaning and purpose of one’s own life. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below, ahead of the 65th anniversary of “The Catcher in the Rye” on July 16th.

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Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres Among 133 Stars to Sign Billboard Petition Demanding Gun Control

Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres Among 133 Stars to Sign Billboard Petition Demanding Gun Control
Hollywood's biggest influencers are calling attention against gun violence after the U.S. Senate rejected four new gun control proposals on Monday. Many A-listers expressed their frustrations following the rejection of the proposed measures, and now Billboard magazine has released an open letter to Congress signed by 133 actors and music stars as well as 57 executives. On Wednesday, the publication featured the appeal letter on the cover with a petition featured in the inside pages. "As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change," the July 2 cover reads. Among
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Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres Among 133 Stars to Sign Billboard Petition Demanding Gun Control

Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres Among 133 Stars to Sign Billboard Petition Demanding Gun Control
Hollywood's biggest influencers are calling attention against gun violence after the U.S. Senate rejected four new gun control proposals on Monday. Many A-listers expressed their frustrations following the rejection of the proposed measures, and now Billboard magazine has released an open letter to Congress signed by 133 actors and music stars as well as 57 executives. On Wednesday, the publication featured the appeal letter on the cover with a petition featured in the inside pages. "As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change," the July 2 cover reads. Among
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Billboard Teams Up with Hollywood Actors, Singers and Execs for Stop Gun Violence Now Petition: 'We Are Demanding Change'

Billboard Teams Up with Hollywood Actors, Singers and Execs for Stop Gun Violence Now Petition: 'We Are Demanding Change'
Hollywood's biggest influencers are calling attention against gun violence after the U.S. Senate rejected four new gun control proposals on Monday. Many A-listers expressed their frustrations following the rejection of the proposed measures, and now Billboard magazine has released an open letter to Congress signed by 133 actors and music stars as well as 57 executives. On Wednesday, the publication featured the appeal letter on the cover with a petition featured in the inside pages. "As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change," the July 2 cover reads. Among
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CBS Home Entertertainment Trips Down Memory Lane with TV Sets

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Summer is here and that means it’s time for racing in the streets. Or, if you’re not Bruce Springsteen, it’s a time for rest, relaxation, and binge watching. For nostalgia fans from various generations, CBS Home Entertainment is offering up a tasty assortment of television series from country comedy to ripped from the headlines detectives to our favorite science fiction.

The gem of the set may be the complete Blu-ray sets of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, part of CBS and Paramount’s celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s creation.

Here are the details:

Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season

Release Date: April 26, 2016

Synopsis

Join the Clampett family as they move to the most famous zip code in the world when the seven-time Emmy award®-nominated series The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season arrives on DVD April 26 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
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Sundance 2016. Lineup

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Kate Plays ChristineThe lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, taking place between January 21 -31, has been announced.U.S. Dramatic COMPETITIONAs You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, USA): As You Are is the telling and retelling of a relationship between three teenagers as it traces the course of their friendship through a construction of disparate memories prompted by a police investigation. Cast: Owen Campbell, Charlie Heaton, Amandla Stenberg, John Scurti, Scott Cohen, Mary Stuart Masterson. World Premiere The Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker, USA): Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom. Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. World PremiereChristine (Antonio Campos,
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Cinema's Hidden Pearls -- Part II

Cinema’s Hidden Pearls – Part II

By Alex Simon

One of nature’s rarest items, a pearl is produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of a clam, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. Truly flawless pearls are infrequently produced in nature, and as a result, the pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.

Hidden pearls exist in the world of movies, as well: films that, in spite of being brilliantly crafted and executed, never got the audience they deserved beyond a cult following.

Here are a few more of our favorite hidden pearls in the world of film:

1. Massacre at Central High (1976)

Dutch director, and former cameraman for the legendary Russ Meyer, Rene Daalder was hired by producers to direct an exploitation
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American Idol: Top 11's 'Party Song' Spoilers Revealed!

American Idol: Top 11's 'Party Song' Spoilers Revealed!
First, the bad news: The remaining contestants of American Idol Season 14 have missed their chance to bring Mc Lyte’s “Cold Rock a Party” back into the public consciousness.

The good news? TVLine’s got your exclusive first look at the full list of song spoilers for tonight’s two-hour installment (8/7c on Fox) — the first live telecast of the season.

RelatedAmerican Idol Wednesday Night Recap: And Then There Were 12…

Not only will the Top 12 perform for the second time this week — under the fairly loose theme of “Get the Party Started” — but one singer will be eliminated (most
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The X Factor 2014: week two as it happened

This week, X Factor introduced its contestants to the 1980s and then eliminated two of them. Heres the whole weekend as it happened, with Stuart Heritage.

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And that really is it. Four down, twelve to go. So, as we say goodbye to Stephanie and Chloe, let me quickly just thank you for coming along and making me miss the first 15 minutes of Homeland because Ive got to read all your comments now.

The liveblog returns next Saturday, for X Factors Songs From The Movies night, where the contestants are almost guaranteed to sing a selection of songs from plays and TV shows and adverts but not from actual films. If this deluge of gibberish inexplicably isnt enough for you, follow me on Twitter (Im @StuHeritage). If it is, though, then who could possibly blame you? See you next week!

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In her best bits package, Chloe Jasmine
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They Got the Steely Dan T-Shirts: The Debate Continues

As I mentioned in its introduction, my Steely Dan appreciation last week stemmed from an email exchange with several other people. And my article was not the last word by a long shot. One of the participants, Tony Alterman, is responding with his own album-by-album review, and his brother, CultureCatch's own Ian Alterman, is pitching in with his own observations. Here, with punctuation corrected and tangents omitted, is the origin of the debate and its continuation.

Tony Alterman:

Katy Lied -- Probably [Steely Dan's] fourth-best album, after Aja, Can't Buy a Thrill, and Royal Scam, in that order. Of course, fourth-best for Steely Dan is a bit like Beethoven's fourth-best symphony -- shades of difference here.

Ian:

Re: Steely Dan, it might be heresy, but I think Royal Scam is better than Aja. So my order would be Royal Scam, Aja, Can't Buy a Thrill, and then...well...it wouldn’t be Katy Lied.
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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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'Portlandia' Season 4 DVD Debuts August 26th

'Portlandia' Season 4 DVD Debuts August 26th
On August 26, Video Services Corp. (Vsc) will release on DVD the complete fourth season of Broadway Video and IFC's hit original comedy series Portlandia. Created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist), the Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning series returns with a new season of character-driven sketches taking place in the affable and absurd land of Portlandia. This 2-disc DVD set contains all 10 episodes and will be available for an Srp of $19.98.

Among the Armisen and Brownstein characters returning for the latest installment of this surreal yet affectionate portrait of Portland, Oregon are Dave and Kath, two of the town's most uptight residents who decide to give relaxing a try; Spyke and his girlfriend, Iris, who struggle through a hard time at a bad Thai restaurant; and Nina and Lance, who recover from the trauma of a deceased pet.
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Indie Spotlight

We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature has first details on multiple projects including Night of the Living Deb, The Broadcast, Dial 9 to Get Out, and House of Forbidden Secrets, a monster themed giveaway from The Hub’s Spooksville, artwork from The Walking Dead Tribute, trailers for Infliction and Damned Love, and much more:

Night of the Living Deb Casting News: “Night of the Living Deb is an indie movie in development from producer Kyle Rankin (Battle of Shaker Heights, Infestation). Attached actors include David Krumholtz (“Numb3rs,” This is the End, Ray), Michael Cassidy (Argo, “Men at Work,” “The Oc”), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks,” “Reaper,” “Mad Men”).

It’s a female-driven action-horror rom-com set in the world of a zombie apocalypse on Christmas.

The crowdfunding campaign is gaining popularity for its unusual approach: rather than the
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Sean Penn And Charlize Theron Make First Public Appearance, Penn Inspired By Theron To Give Away His Gun Collection

Sean Penn and Charlize Theron were caught showing a bit of P.D.A. at the Help Haiti Home gala Saturday, Jan. 12, in Beverly Hills, where Penn hinted Theron had inspired him to get rid of his guns.

Penn And Theron Step Out At The J/P Hro Gala

Rumors of a romance between Penn and Theron have been in full swing since the twosome was spotted vacationing together in Hawaii over the holidays. Following their Hawaiian vacation, Penn and Theron were spotted leaving Theron’s home in California the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Many were skeptical about the initial reports of a romance as the two actors have been friends for years and were rumored to have been dating in 2010 following Penn’s separation from Robin Wright and Theron’s breakup with Stuart Townsend.

Now, it seems Theron and Penn are definitely on. Penn and Theron sat side by
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