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Columbo: The Peter Falk Detective Series Began 45 Years Ago

15 September 2016 7:29 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Just one more thing. Forty-five years ago today, Columbo made its debut on NBC.Created by Richard Levinson and William Link, the famous detective series starred Peter Falk as Columbo, a bumbling and disheveled police detective who also possesses extreme intelligence when it comes to solving crimes. The show premiered on September 15th, 1971 and initially ran for seven seasons on NBC before being rebooted on ABC in 1989.Read More… »

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Barnaby Jones, Six Million Dollar Man: Actor Stuart Nisbet Dies at 82

1 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Prolific TV and film character actor Stuart Nisbet has died at the age of 82. Nisbet died on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale, California. If you watched TV before 2002, you have seen Mr. Nisbet. The first TV series credit on his IMDb profile is for a 1960 episode of The Tab Hunter Show. The last is for a 2001 episode of The Practice.Between that, Nisbet appeared on every TV show from Route 66 (1961), to Hazel (1963-64), to Dr. Kildare (1961-66), The Monkees (1967), Get Smart (1966-69), The Virginian (1962-69), Bonanza (1961-72), Columbo (1972-73), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-77), Barnaby Jones (1973-80), Quincy M.E. (1980-81), Baywatch (1991), and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1997).Read More… »

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The In-Laws

28 June 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This Alan Arkin-Peter Falk show is finally being recognized as a comedy mini-masterpiece. Afraid of offending his daughter's future father-in-law, a dentist is sucked into a nightmare of crime and jeopardy, as a jolly Chinese airline whisks him away to a rendezvous with danger in a Latin American dictatorship. It's a gem of sustained mirth. The In-Laws Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 823 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 103 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date July 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul Lawrence Smith, Ed Begley Jr., James Hong, Barbara Dana, David Paymer. Cinematography David M. Walsh Film Editor Robert E. Swink Original Music John Morris Written by Andrew Bergman Produced by Arthur Miller, William Sackheim Directed by Arthur Hiller

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Good grief, I had no idea that Albert Brooks and Michael Douglas remade this movie back in »

- Glenn Erickson

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

16 May 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hell or High Water” is a thrillingly good movie — a crackerjack drama of crime, fear, and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic. The film opens, as so many underworld sagas have, with a bank robbery: At a Texas Midlands branch in the middle of a flyspeck town, two guys in ski masks wave their guns around and grab the cash from behind the teller windows. One of them, it’s clear, is a wild boy who’s enjoying the robbery a little too much. As they race off in their getaway car, a sporty scuzz-mobile that seems to be advertising the fact that they’re crooks, we think we’re watching a pop genre movie about violent losers who are too reckless for their own good. But “Hell or High Water” settles into something quite different. Toby (Chris Pine »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Howard Berk, Writer for TV, Movies, Dies at 91

28 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Howard Berk, a novelist, producer and screenwriter, died in Los Angeles on March 27 of natural causes. He was 91.

Berk’s credits included numerous episodes of television series including “Columbo,” “Mission: Impossible,” The Rockford Files” and “McMillan & Wife,” and several feature films, including the Arthur Penn-directed “Target” (1985), starring Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon.

Berk most recently wrote two episodes of CBS’ “The New Mike Hammer,” starring Stacy Keach, in the mid-’80s.

A longtime Distinguished Writer in Residence and professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (where he studied journalism as a young man), Berk most recently published an essay entitled “My Lunch With Hemingway” on the National Geographic website in which he recounted a fateful meeting with Ernest Hemingway in 1950s Cuba.

He also wrote four novels.

Berk is survived by his son, Peter; brother Robert; and two grandchildren.

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- Carmel Dagan

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Howard Berk, Writer for TV, Movies, Dies at 91

28 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Howard Berk, a novelist, producer and screenwriter, died in Los Angeles on March 27 of natural causes. He was 91.

Berk’s credits included numerous episodes of television series including “Columbo,” “Mission: Impossible,” The Rockford Files” and “McMillan & Wife,” and several feature films, including the Arthur Penn-directed “Target” (1985), starring Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon.

Berk most recently wrote two episodes of CBS’ “The New Mike Hammer,” starring Stacy Keach, in the mid-’80s.

A longtime Distinguished Writer in Residence and professor at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia (where he studied journalism as a young man), Berk most recently published an essay entitled “My Lunch With Hemingway” on the National Geographic website in which he recounted a fateful meeting with Ernest Hemingway in 1950s Cuba.

He also wrote four novels.

Berk is survived by his son, Peter; brother Robert; and two grandchildren.

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- Carmel Dagan

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25 great action films that are 90 minutes or under

10 March 2016 8:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Want a quality action film, but you only have an hour and a half? Step this way...

Looking back over the genre, action films definitely haven’t suffered from the trend to make everything longer. They’ve always been pretty long, regularly clocking in at over two hours. Perhaps because of all the slo-mo? But while the sweet spot for action classics seems to be the 100-110 minute mark, there are those that have cut the genre right down to basics, and succeeded all the more for it.

Below is my pick of 25 great action films 90 minutes or under. Even more so than other genres, action crosses many other films - picking a pure ‘action’ flick is all but impossible. So below I’ve chosen films that retain action sequences as their main narrative device, and keep the action at the heart of the movie, rather than as a extra. »

- simonbrew

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Former ‘American Gladiators’ Star Lee Reherman Dies at 49

1 March 2016 2:39 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actor and athlete Lee Reherman, who played Hawk on the competition series “American Gladiators,” died late on Monday in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He was 49.

His rep and longtime friend Anthony Turk told Variety that Reherman’s death was completely unexpected, calling him the “epitome of health.” While the cause of death has not yet been revealed, Turk said Reherman underwent hip surgery about two months ago and had not been feeling well for the past few days.

Reherman, muscle bound and standing 6-foot-4, had first planned to go into professional football, playing as an offensive lineman at Cornell University. He failed to make the Miami Dolphins team after a stint in training camp, and subsequently moved to California to pursue a career in acting.

He scored a small role on the TV show “Columbo” and appeared in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Last Action Hero,” but broke out in 1993, when he joined »

- Alex Stedman

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Joel and Ethan Coen on how they turned Hollywood history into the hysterical 'Hail, Caesar!'

8 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I still get nervous about certain interviews. It's human. I love movies dearly, and have since I was young, and when I talk to filmmakers who I respect enormously, I tend to either talk waaaaaaay too fast or just overcomplicate my questions. Once things start, though, a good conversation is a good conversation, and I relax into things. That's particularly easy when you're talking to someone who give back as good as they get, and that's the Coen Brothers in spades. Three quick points before we dig in. First, enjoy Backstory, a new video series we're doing here at HitFix in which I pull back the curtain a bit on the stories that went unreported or untold over the last 25 years while I've been working here in La. While I spoke to the Coens about To The White Sea during our interview, we didn't get into the impact that the film's implosion had on them, »

- Drew McWeeny

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in February

1 February 2016 10:32 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

February may be the shortest month of the year, but the major streaming sites certainly haven't used that as an excuse to slack off. Perhaps motivated by the imminent Leap Day, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are unleashing an absolute blizzard of new titles over the next four weeks — from a martial-arts sequel 16 years in the making, to a note-perfect new comedy series that's arriving just in time to cure (or inflame) those post-Valentine's Day blues. Here are our top 10 picks for what to watch in the next 29 days. 

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Mark Ruffalo Weighs In On Possibly Starring In A Columbo Movie

20 January 2016 3:32 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Last year, Avengers: Age of Ultron star Mark Ruffalo made headlines when he and screenwriter Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) started talking about a possible big screen Columbo reboot starring the actor. Originally played by Peter Falk on the small screen, the classic police drama is as beloved now as it was when it originally aired, and the prospect of Ruffalo taking over the role was met with an overwhelmingly positive response.

Talking at the UK premiere of Spotlight today, the actor revealed just how close a Columbo movie has come to being a reality in the months which have followed.

“Nothing’s happening with it. Gary Whitta sort of started that online and it’s taken a life of its own. It would be fun to do, but I think some people reached out to, I think Universal has the rights, and they just didn’t seem that interested. »

- Josh Wilding

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Exclusive: Mark Ruffalo on the chances of him playing Columbo; is Universal interested?

20 January 2016 2:02 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last year, Spotlight star Mark Ruffalo got into a fun back and forth with Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta on Twitter about the possibility of bringing Columbo to the big screen. The response from fans to him possibly taking on the role of the beloved TV detective made famous by Peter Falk was overwhelmingly positive, but

The post Exclusive: Mark Ruffalo on the chances of him playing Columbo; is Universal interested? appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Josh Wilding

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