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Daisy Kenyon

7 November 2016 3:16 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

What? A movie where adults behave like adults? Otto Preminger showcases a quiet maturity in this story of an independent woman caught between two men, adulterous lover Dana Andrews and conflicted suitor Henry Fonda. The script is witty and the people believable -- this is one of Joan Crawford's best performances. Daisy Kenyon Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1947 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 99 min. / Street Date Nov 15, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Ruth Warrick, Martha Stewart, Peggy Ann Garner Cinematography Leon Shamroy Art Direction George Davis, Lyle Wheeler Film Editor Louis Loffler Original Music David Raksin Written by David Hertz from the book by Elizabeth Janeway Produced and Directed by Otto Preminger

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Why is Daisy Kenyon one of Joan Crawford's best pictures? Crawford could be a fine actress, but too many of her pictures seem distorted by her star persona. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Pete Burns obituary

25 October 2016 7:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Lead singer with Dead Or Alive best known for their 1985 hit You Spin Me Round who later became a reality TV star

Originally best known for his 1985 chart-topper You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), made with his band Dead Or Alive, Pete Burns later became a reality TV star, coming fifth in the final of Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, as well as a living advertisement for the dangers of plastic surgery. Burns, who has died of a heart attack aged 57, claimed to have undergone 300 surgical procedures, many of them in an attempt to repair previous botched efforts.

His heyday as a pop star in the mid-1980s coincided with the rise of the “New Pop” epitomised by Boy George and Culture Club, Wham! and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. With his ambiguous sexuality, androgynous look and spectacular fashion choices, Burns, after several years of trying, found himself in the right place at the right time. »

- Adam Sweeting

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Jim Carrey to Star in Eli Roth’s Adaptation of the Horror-Themed ‘Aleister Arcane’ Comic Book

21 June 2016 1:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After the one-two punch of last year’s “The Green Inferno” and “Knock Knock,” the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Eli Roth is set to adapt the “Aleister Arcane” comic book with Jim Carrey in the title role. Though the actor isn’t known for his work in the horror genre, he did star in “The Number 23” and will soon be seen in “The Bad Batch,” Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.”

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First published in 2004, Steve Niles’ comic concerns Aleister Green, a weatherman from Los Angeles who makes his way back to his hometown to host a horror show. Everything goes poorly from there — namely Green’s death and a number of morbid happenings attributed to his curse in the aftermath of his demise. Paramount was planning to adapt the comic years ago, »

- Michael Nordine

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Empire Recap: Blood Red Carpet

11 May 2016 6:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Confession from one Empire fan to another: I never really cared that much who won the Asa for Song of the Year.

Apparently, neither did poor, tragic Freda Gatz — seeing how she didn’t even wait for the afterparty to whip out her gun and go after first-time nominee Lucious Lyon, making the statuettes kind of an afterthought in the show’s fictional world, as well as for viewers of Fox’s hip-hop soap opera.

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Question, though: What kind of jacked-up kudos-fest would still announce its »

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