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‘Peter Gunn’ Star Lola Albright Dies at 92

‘Peter Gunn’ Star Lola Albright Dies at 92
Lola Albright, the glamorous blonde actress best known for starring on the television series “Peter Gunn,” died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92.

A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her death was first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal. “She went very peacefully,” her friend Eric Anderson told the newspaper. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”

Albright was a receptionist at Wakr radio in Akron, then left to go to Cleveland’s Wtam, where she wed announcer Warren Dean — the first of three marriages.

Her first film appearance came in 1947 in “The Unfinished Dance,” starring Margaret O’Brien. She then starred with Judy Garland in “Easter Parade” in 1948. The next year she appeared opposite Kirk Douglas in 1949’s “Champion,” portraying a spurned lover. Douglas received an Oscar nomination for his work.

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Hollywood legend Doris Day is not making her comeback in Clint Eastwood's next movie

Hollywood legend Doris Day is not making her comeback in Clint Eastwood's next movie
No, Hollywood legend Doris Day is not making her comeback in Clint Eastwood's next movie.

Strange rumours of a new film project for the 93-year-old actress-singer started in a German tabloid, eventually catching fire online.

Her spokesperson Charley Walters has since spoken out to insist that Day is solely focused on her animal charity at this time.

"While Doris always appreciates hearing from her fans, the rumours about her returning to the big screen are not true," Walters told Deadline.

"She adores her longtime friend Clint Eastwood, but Doris's recent and current focus remains on her Doris Day Animal Foundation, which continues to help animals and the people who love them."

Day last appeared on the big screen back in 1968, in the blackout movie Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? and romantic comedy With Six You Get Eggroll.

During her heyday, Day was paired with Rock Hudson in the light-hearted Pillow Talk,
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The Strain season 2 episode 9 review: The Battle For Red Hook

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Billy continues to find little to praise about The Strain. Here's his review of the show's latest frustrating episode...

This review contains spoilers.

2.9 The Battle For Red Hook

And…The Strain grinds on. After the last episode, where Zach learned some valuable life lessons about relatives who have turned, the story trundles down a furrow now so deep that it's rapidly becoming a tunnel.

Yet, for all the very obvious faults, this was probably one of The Strain's better season 2 stories because it resisted the usual annoyance of flitting about between people having mostly irrelevant conversations.

Therefore we got no Palmer, no Quinlan, no flashbacks and no Gus. What we did get was a funky new credit sequence quite possibly designed to remind people that there is a book to buy, if they can’t bother watching all of this interminable show. The new credits are actually so much better
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Top 10 books about the 1970s

Jimmy Carters energy policy, stadium rock, the death of Mao, fall of the Shah, The Sweeney and Roy of the Rovers feature as hot topics among Ian Plenderleiths recommended reads

The 1970s have been much reviled and much revived, as Andy Beckett author of the excellent When the Lights Went Out (Faber) put it so well. Francis Wheens Strange Days Indeed (Fourth Estate) and Alwyn Turners Crisis? What Crisis? (Aurum Press) are also worth picking up. All approach their political and social studies of the 70s with wit and balance. Yet there were subcultural and political phenomena of the 70s meriting their own books. The music, art, fashion and design worlds were all mutating, in their own important ways, as the first arenas of tolerance. Gays, blacks and women were better accepted, setting the trend for subsequent wider progress. In sport and television, not so much.

Thats one reason why
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‘The Strain’s’ Ruta Gedmintas Leads Jane Linfoot’s ‘The Incident’

‘The Strain’s’ Ruta Gedmintas Leads Jane Linfoot’s ‘The Incident’
London — Principal photography has started on “The Incident,” a character-driven psychological drama, starring Ruta Gedmintas, who appears in FX’s new horror drama “The Strain.”

Shooting will take place on location in Yorkshire, Northern England, for four weeks.

“The Incident,” which is a working title, is the debut feature from BAFTA-nominated writer/director Jane Linfoot (“Sea View”). It also stars Tom Hughes (“Cemetery Junction”) and upcoming actress Tasha Connor (“X Plus Y”).

The film is produced by Caroline Cooper Charles (“Hush,” “Bunny and the Bull,” “All Tomorrow’s Parties”) and Sarada McDermott (“Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie,” “Tyrannosaur,” “The Swimmer”). The film is backed by BFI Film Fund with Creativity Capital, and is a Universal Spirits and Square Circle Films production.

A metropolitan couple, Annabel (Gedmintas) and Joe (Hughes) cross paths with Lily (Connor), a troubled, vulnerable teen. Annabel and Joe’s decision to ignore Lily’s plight provokes
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New York Auditions at a Glance: May 2-June 6

The following "Auditions at a Glance" calendar conveniently organizes projects by the date and day-of-the-week that the projects' auditions are taking place, to help you schedule your plans. Click on any of the following links to see the casting and job notices related to the dates and project titles highlighted below. Thurs. May 2 'Downtown Race Riot' 'I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road', Chorus 'Mother of Invention' 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' 'Romeo and Juliet' 'Super Fly', Female Dancers 'Survive! Survive! Syracuse Stage 2013-14 Season 'That's Why You're Single' 'Violet', Chorus 'When the Lights Went Out' Fri. May 3 'Bright Star' 'It's Just Sex' New Brooklyn Hero Supply Company Musical 'That's Why You're Single' Sat. May 4 New York Renaissance Faire Rainsworth Productions Projects 'That's Why You're Single' Sun. May 5 'A Christmas Story', Child Dancers 'Caucasian Chalk Circle' 'Oliver!' Rainsworth Productions Projects 'Run for Your Wife',
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The Biggest Loser Recap: 'Tough Love'

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The Biggest Loser Recap: 'Tough Love'
This week, the remaining contestants on "The Biggest Loser" found themselves in the midst of a sugary crisis - and they had to face it all alone as the teams were disbanded and everyone began competing on their own.

The contestants were given a temptation challenge, where they were put into a room filled with sugary treats and the Loser who consumed the most calories would be given a 2-lb. advantage at the Weigh In and another 2-lb. advantage for another player.

When the lights went out (with host Allison Sweeney watching in the dark with night vision) ...

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Oreo outage tweet: Company jumps on Super Bowl blackout

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When the lights went out at Super Bowl Xlvii, some people made funny quips on Twitter, some people switched over to "Downton Abbey," some people made a beer run. But Oreo got to work.

The cookie company tweeted the above picture with the caption: "Power out? No problem" and the picture says, "You can still dunk in the dark."

It really is pretty brilliant that the company got the ad together and posted so quickly and is the epitome of the fast-paced world we live in now with social media.

The ad agency behind the clever photo is 360i and agency president Sarah Hofstetter tells Buzz Feed, "We had a mission control set up at our office with the brand and 360i, and when the blackout happened, the team looked at it as an opportunity. Because the brand team was there, it was easy to get approvals and get it up in minutes.
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What to Buy This Week: Blu-ray and DVD releases for January 7th

It’s Monday, so we all know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s a very light week this week, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, January 7th 2013.

Pick Of The Week

The Imposter (DVD/Blu-ray)

In 1994, 13 year-old Nicholas Barclay disappears from his home in Texas. Three years later he is found in Spain, disorientated and quivering with fear. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not what it seems. Whilst he bears many of the same distinguishing marks and tattoos, the boy looks decidedly different and now speaks with a strange accent. Why doesn’t the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It’s only when an investigator starts asking questions that this astonishing
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When The Lights Went Out DVD Review

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True stories adapted into film are seemingly everywhere nowadays. For every Paranormal Activity clone that there is, it’s easy to slap a ‘Based on True Events’ label on the film and give it extra weight. All of the events in these types of films are so familiar and so similar to what many claim actually happened to them at one point that chances are something in your bump in the middle of the night thriller happened to someone somewhere at some point.

The Black Monk of Pontefract is the true life tale from which this film takes its inspiration. It is regarded as the most violent haunting in Europe and is strange because of the apparition of a hooded figure that accompanied the poltergeist activity. The film is the story of what happened but moves the action forward to 1974 instead of the late 60s and is based on accounts from group studies,
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Film producer has mass exorcism at Soho cinema

Film producer has mass exorcism at Soho cinema
A producer has held a mass exorcism at a London cinema, claiming his film was being haunted by evil spirits. Filmmaker Bill Bungay blamed several strange occurrences connected with his film When the Lights Went Out on "the effects of a demonic possession". Two showings of the horror film at the Soho Screening Rooms were hit by blackouts, with Bungay deciding to hold an exorcism to cleanse the cinema. Using the help of 100 male and female religious friends, he felt that exorcism needed to be held as it could not have been a "coincidence". Bungay's film is based on the supposed haunting of a Yorkshire home that belonged (more)
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with the latest installment of the Indie Spotlight. In today’s feature we have the first two episodes of the Ghost Trek webseries, a trailer for Rites of Passage, a Walking Dead-inspired musical, and much more:

Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report: “Do you ever watch those ghost hunting shows and scratch your head, thinking to yourself, “These shows are so ridiculous. Why am I watching this?” Well, Ghost Trek creator, Michael Plumides sat through marathon episodes of paranormal reality TV one Christmas and came up with a comic-horror concept called, Ghost Trek, which takes a swipe at the whole genre – with you in mind.

Ghost Trek follows the Paranormal Underworld Detective Society (Puds) as they investigate haunts across the U.S. and abroad between tanning beds, babes, body-building, and bong hits — all the while risking life and limb capturing the undead and unexplained on video.

The team is lead by Dr.
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‘Argo’ to open the 2012 Leeds International Film Festival

Ben Affleck’s new thriller Argo has been announced as the Opening Gala film of this year’s Leeds International Film Festival. The widely-acclaimed Argo, based on the remarkable true story of a CIA expert posing as a fake film producer in order to infiltrate Iran at the time of the hostage crisis in 1979 and rescue a group of stranded Americans, will open the annual festival at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 1 November. Argo will be released in the UK by Warner Bros on Wednesday 7 November.

Now in its 26th year, the biggest film festival in England to be held outside London runs until Sunday 18 November and will present 167 feature films and special programmes in 257 screenings and events. The full programme, available to view at www.leedsfilm.com, is presented in five distinct sections: Official Selection, Retrospectives, Fanomenon, Cinema Versa, and Short Film City.

Amour closes the Official Selection

Opening this year with Argo,
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Indie Spotlight

  • DailyDead
This weekend’s Indie Spotlight features the latest in independent horror news sent our way, including the first episode of a zombie comedy series, release details for Greystone Park, details for the Toronto Zombie Walk, and much more:

Rites of Passage DVD Release: “Nathan (Ryan Donowho), an anthropology student, invites a few of his classmates and their professor (Stephen Dorff) to his family’s abandoned ranch—once a sacred Chumash burial ground—to recreate an ancient ceremony. There they meet Nathan’s psychotic older brother Benny (Wes Bentley) and drug fueled Delgado (Christian Slater). The students then embark on a rite of passage that no one will ever forget.”

Magnet Releasing will make Rites of Passage available on October 16th. To watch the trailer, visit: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/ritesofpassage/

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Greystone Park Release Details: “On a fall night, three filmmakers break into Greystone Park, a hospital known for its radical
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This week's new films

The Sweeney (15)

(Nick Love, 2012, UK) Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, 112 mins

The original TV cop show has been so updated here, it barely registers as the same product. But for all the steely modern cityscapes and pulsating action, this a 21st century cop thriller with 1970s values, both in terms of its shouty, louty, rule-bending lawmen (Winstone is a parody of himself) and its "hand in your badge" cop-movie cliches. And as for political correctness – leave it aaaaht!

Premium Rush (12A)

(David Koepp, 2012, Us) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dania Ramirez, Michael Shannon. 91 mins

This zippy-chase thriller puts you in the saddle of an ace New York cycle courier, seeking to deliver a mystery package that everyone's after. It's a carbon-neutral Speed.

To Rome With Love (12A)

(Woody Allen, 2012, Us/Ita/Spa) Jesse Eisenberg, Penélope Cruz, 112 mins

After the blip of Midnight In Paris, it's back to the usual late-period
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New Trailer Found “When The Lights Went Out”

We have a new trailer for When The Lights Went Out, a British haunted-house movie from director Pat Holden.

The film is scheduled to play initially in the UK at Yorkshire Cinemas on September 12th and then nationwide starting September 14th.

Synopsis:

Based on true events, the Pat Holden-directed thriller is set in Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession; the oil crisis and blackouts loom large. The Maynard family move into their dream house, only to find a “presence” already living there.

Len (Steve Waddington), Jenny (Kate Ashfield), and their daughter, Sally (Tasha Connor), must struggle to keep their already fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.
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When The Lights Went Out (2011) Movie Trailer, Poster: Pat Holden

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When the Lights Went Out Trailer, Poster. Pat Holden‘s When the Lights Went Out (2011) movie trailer, movie poster stars Kate Ashfield, Craig Parkinson, Martin Compston, Nicky Bell, and Alan Brent. When the Lights Went Out‘s plot synopsis: “Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession, the oil crisis and black outs loom large. The Maynard family move into their dream house, only to find a “presence” already living there.

Len, Jenny and their daughter Sally must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.”

The When the Lights Went Out movie poster:

When the Lights Went Out Poster

Watch When the Lights Went Out movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. For
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Fabulously Creepy Trailer For Pat Holden's When The Lights Went Out

While the International Film Festival Rotterdam is widely known for its bold selection of arthouse films there's another side to the festival as well. Rotterdam is arguably the most genre friendly of the major European festivals, the programmers there have an excellent eye for up and coming talent, particularly in the space where arthouse film and genre film collide. Need an example? Rotterdam was where a little Swedish vampire film titled Let The Right One In was discovered by the world.And it looks like they may have another of that high caliber in Pat Holden's When The Lights Went Out.Claiming to be based upon a true story - though what horror film doesn't do that these days? - the picture revolves around a family...
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British Poltergeist Thriller When the Lights Went Out Heads Into Post Production

British horror 'When the Lights Went Out' (previously referred to as 'Speak No Evil') is the new supernatural chiller from writer/director Pat Holden. The project, based on true events, has just moved into post-production. The movie is based around the Maynard family who discover a 'presence' living in their new home. Steven Waddington ('Sleepy Hollow') and Kate Ashfield ('Shaun of the Dead') play new homeowners Len and Jenny who find theirselves, along with their daughter Sally (played by Tasha Connor), defending off malevolent poltergeists! Check out the teaser poster below....
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First Details on Poltergeist-Filled When the Lights Went Out

Writer-director Pat Holden is in post-production on When the Lights Went Out , a horror film formerly known as Speak No Evil . Based on true events, the film is set in Yorkshire, 1974. Britain is in recession, the oil crisis and black outs loom large. The Maynard Family move into their dream house, only to find a "presence" already living there. Len (Steve Waddington), Jenny (Kate Ashfield) and their daughter Sally (Tasha Connor) must struggle to keep their already-fragile family together as they are attacked by poltergeists. Soon it becomes apparent that Sally is their main focus of attention. The house becomes a living nightmare. They must exorcise the evil spirits for them to survive.
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