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Buck Kartalian, a former bodybuilder who went on to play Julius, the gorilla who harassed Charlton Heston's character in Planet of the Apes, died Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 93. He died of natural causes at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California, his son, Jason Kartalian, told the trade. Kartalian gained fame in 1968 when he was cast as Julius in the science-fiction film, the cigar-smoking gorilla in charge of security at the Research Complex for studying humans. He memorably uttered the line, "You know what they say: 'Human see, human do.' " He was »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd, @kathyehrichdowd
Among his many TV and film credits are many well-know works, including “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Mister Roberts,” “Gymkata” and “The Rock.” He started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and further his work in television. Throughout his 60 years in the business he had roles in popular TV series, including “My Favorite Martian,” “Friends,” “E.R.,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “How I Met Your Mother. »
- Maria Cavassuto
Although he starred in movies like “Gymkata,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “Outlaw Josey,” “Wales” and “Mister Roberts,” he didn’t start his career as an actor. He first started as a wrestler and body builder, but soon that led to roles on Broadway and TV.
He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in films and further his work in television. Throughout his 60 years in the business he had roles in popular movies and shows, including “The Rock,” “My Favorite Martian,” “Friends,” “E.R., »
- Maria Cavassuto
Chicago – The Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) keeps rolling, and it’s a blockbuster so far. Actors Michael Peña and Craig Robinson, along with director Ira Sachs, made appearances on behalf of their films “War on Everything,” “Morris from America” and “Little Men.” The festival runs through May 26th, 2016.
Photo credit: Dann Gire, Daily Herald
Throughout the 2016 festival, audiences can expect amazing cinema from the first quarter major festivals – including Sundance and South X Southwest – and there are a couple more director and celebrity appearances to go. For a complete schedule of these events and the films, click here.
Since this is a film festival curated by the Chicago critics, Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com has asked some of the participating film critics to contribute to the Michael Peña interview, because it was a one-question-red-carpet situation (they will »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It's that time of year again. The TV season is winding down, and with that comes the beginnings of all the anticipation for the next season of TV.
Fox has thrown together a series of trailers and synopses for shows in their upcoming 2016-2017 Fall/Spring season. Check them all out below!
24: Legacy (Mid-Season Mondays, 8 p.m.) The clock ticks again with 24: Legacy, the next evolution of the Emmy Award-winning 24. From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day), Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, 24), writers and executive producers Manny Coto and Evan Katz (24, 24: Live Another Day), director and executive producer Stephen Hopkins (24) and executive producer and original series star Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Legacy chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. »
- Joseph Medina
Last week we brought you two first look images for Son of Zorn [take a look here], and now Fox has released the first trailer for the upcoming live-action/animated hybrid comedy which stars Jason Sudeikis, Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton; check it out here…
Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (The Last Man On Earth, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), Son Of Zorn is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. Zorn (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but may find the greatest challenge of all when travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family. Once there, Zorn »
- Amie Cranswick
Fox has released the first trailers for the network’s 2016-17 lineup of shows, including revivals of “Prison Break” and “24,” adaptations of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist,” the latest musical drama from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels, and more.
Based on the hit movie franchise of the same name, “Lethal Weapon” follows iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh, as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. From the moment the brash and impulsive Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford, “Rectify”) meets prudent, by-the-book Roger Murtaugh (Emmy Award nominee Damon Wayans, Sr., “My Wife and Kids,” “In Living Color”), it seems as if this partnership is doomed. But after their first case together, both realize this arrangement might just work out after all – if Riggs doesn’t get them killed first.
Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” terrified audiences around the world. »
- Laura Prudom
SNL veteran turned movie star Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, Last Man on Earth) is returning to the small screen once again. Well, sort of. Sudeikis is teaming up with Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines in an all-new animated/live-action hybrid series from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Last Man on Earth, The Lego Movie). Watch the trailer and get all the details below.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted two first look images from Fox’s upcoming live-action/animated hybrid comedy series Son of Zorn featuring Cheryl Hines and Johnny Pemberton along with Jason Sudeikis’ animated warrior Zorn; take a look below…
Upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, Zorn (the voice of Jason Sudeikis, The Last Man On Earth, “Saturday Night Live”), a fully animated, legendary warrior, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), and ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging actual war in his distant, mystical homeland of Zephyria. Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”) also stars. The series is scheduled to debut during the 2016-2017 season.
- Amie Cranswick
Luke Wilson will star as “Howie Summers, a man falsely accused of a bank robbery who, thanks to his criminally incompetent lawyer (Owen Wilson), finds himself serving a life sentence in prison. On the advice of his cellmate Slick (Lawrence), he finds a wife on the outside and marries the seemingly sweet, demure woman. When, shortly afterwards, Howie is exonerated, he suddenly finds himself married to a woman he barely knows.”
- Scott J. Davis
M. Blair Breard, C.K.’s producing partner, spoke about the origins of “Horace and Pete” on Thursday during her appearance at Variety‘s Entertainment and Technology Summit in Manhattan. The 10-episode drama series debuted with no advance promotion on Jan. 30, distributed via C.K.’s website. The first episode was offered via streaming or download for $5, with the price dropping to $2 for subsequent episodes that were released each week on Saturdays.
“The most amazing thing really was we were able to keep it quiet,” Breard said. “Nobody knew about it.”
The surprise factor was notable given the level of talent involved with “Horace and Pete,” a story revolving around two brothers and a sister who inherit a bar in New York. In addition to C. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The live-action and animated hybrid series landed a straight-to-series order for the 2016-17 season, after being developed off-cycle. Jason Sudeikis will voice the lead character.
Jorne’s departure will not have an impact on “Son of Zorn” production and the show is still on track for the upcoming TV season with insiders telling Variety the project is a hot favorite among Fox execs.
Jorne is exiting over creative differences. He created “Son of Zorn” with his former “Wilfred” co-showrunner Reed Agnew. The duo was originally set as co-showrunners on the series, before Sally McKenna came in when Agnew stepped down as co-showrunner, remaining as an exec producer on the show. For now, McKenna will take on sole showrunner duties and exec produce alongside Agnew, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (“Last Man on Earth”), Seth Cohen and Eric Appel. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Indeed, while there’s always a fear that a change in showrunner – in this case, Curb Your Enthusiasm vet David Mandel is now at the helm of the Julia Louis-Dreyfus led comedy — might alter the DNA of an established series, the good news is Veep remains as unapologetically profane and undeniably hilarious as ever.
Season 5, Episode 1 begins the day after the Season »
If you don’t know Alec Berg by name, you know his work: “Silicon Valley,” “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And actually, if you know “Seinfeld” well, you do know his name. Berg went from writer to character to punchline on May 11, 1995’s “The Face Painter” episode. An actor named Mark DeCarlo played the ficticious “Alec Berg,” who had primo New York Rangers playoff tickets — something that Jerry (Seinfeld) and overzealous New Jersey Devils fan David Puddy (Patrick Warburton) took full advantage of. “I can always tell when the episode has re-aired, because I’ll get it from somebody,” the real Alec Berg told. »
- Tony Maglio
Four episodes were provided prior to broadcast.
A transition of showrunners is always a tricky move for any TV show to pull off, much less one as full throttle and unrelentingly scathing as HBO’s Veep. When the show’s creator, Armando Iannucci, announced last year that he would be handing off the reigns to Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm alum David Mandel, it was easy to be the tiniest bit cautious. Among many great feats, Veep‘s ability to walk the tightrope of a “heightened” Washington, D.C. – and be consistently hilarious – was something almost too precious to sour.
And soured it is certainly n0t – Veep is, as ever, a head-spinning political satire with enough cracks made by its delightfully potty-mouthed cast of White House scallywags as to feel increasingly less fantastical, and more intriguingly realistic, the longer it goes on. That may be truer than ever in the show’s fifth year, »
- Mitchel Broussard
The end of “Veep” season 4 left Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ President Selena Meyer where we often find her — in a state of consternation. Her bid for reelection has ended in a tie, leaving the outcome in constitutional limbo. The final scene is vintage “Veep,” with Selena struggling to put on a happy face, then fuming at her staff when out of public view.
It’s also the series’ final moment under creator and original showrunner Armando Iannucci, who departed after season’s end. Unlike other recent HBO showrunner changes, this one was not driven by creative concerns. “Veep” is one of TV’s most acclaimed shows, having earned nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including last season’s for best comedy series and four straight for Julia Louis-Dreyfus as best actress in a comedy.
- Daniel Holloway
The festival will run June 9 to 16 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Hotel Indigo, the new Ludlow House and other downtown venues. The fest showcases low-budget and independent films from across the globe.
Festival Director Shannon Walker said, “Lesff is for everyone — cinephiles and casual theatergoers alike, and we’re very excited to have such an eclectic panel of judges that bring such different experiences and expertise to our fest this year.”
Tolan has been a casting director for “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, »
- Dave McNary
On this past weekend's episode of Dice – the shock comic's meta-sitcom, which is available now along with the rest of the series' episodes via Showtime's on-demand portals – the Oscar-winning method actor played a fictionalized version of himself who was studying Clay for a theatrical role and getting a little carried away in the process. »
Saturday Night Live held a mini-Seinfeld reunion as host Julia Louis-Dreyfus reprised her beloved Elaine Benes character alongside series co-creator Larry David, who once again filled the role of Bernie Sanders on SNL.
In the cold open sketch, revolving around this week's Democratic debate in Brooklyn, Elaine asks David's Sanders just how exactly he plans on breaking up the big banks, to which the Vermont senator replies, "I'll go to the big banks, I'll sit them down, and yada yada yada, they'll be broken up."
"You can't 'yada, yada' at a debate, »
This film franchise zeros in on something that many small towns and big cities (really the neighborhoods in said cities) share: mainly a place where everyone seems to gather. Some place aside from the obvious schools, city halls, and churches (or synagogues). It’s actually a business. There’s a popular corner diner, maybe a bar or pub, perhaps a locally owned clothing store. Well, for this neighborhood in the south side of Chicago it’s the hair salon known to moviegoers thanks to 2002’s Barbershop. That modest little “slice of life” flick was popular that it inspired a sequel two years later (Barbershop 2: Back In Business). The following year saw a spin-off (Beauty Shop) and a TV series on premium cable channel Showtime. The scissors and shavers have been silenced for almost a dozen years, but now movie goers have another appointment with Calvin and his crew for Barbershop: The Next Cut. »
- Jim Batts
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