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Starz Acquires Rights to Action Thriller ‘Momentum’

23 July 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Starz has acquired the North American rights to the action thriller “Momentum,” the company announced Thursday. The deal comes after the film made its world premiere on Wednesday at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. “Momentum” stars Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace,” “Magic City”) and James Purefoy (“The Following”). Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan co-wrote the script. The pair had previously collaborated on films like “Texas Chainsaw 3D” and “Conspiracy.” The film also marks the directorial debut of award-winning camera man Stephen S. Campanelli. Also Read: Starz Names Ex-Time Warner Cable Exec Jeffrey A. Hirsch President of Global Marketing and Product Planning When Alex (Kurylenko), an. »

- Joe Otterson

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The Godfather Actor Alex Rocco Dead at 79

21 July 2015 4:56 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Alex Rocco, a character actor who has acted for fifty years and is most famous for starring in "The Godfather," has died after long battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. In "The Godfather," Rocco played casino owner Moe Green. In a 2012 interview, the actor said that the role was "without a doubt, my biggest ticket anywhere. I mean that literally." Rocco has appeared in "Magic City," "Episodes," "The Simpsons," "The Facts of Life," "Batman," "Get Shorty," "A Bug's Life," "The Wedding Planner," "Smokin' Aces" and countless other projects. He won an Emmy in 1990 for best supporting actor in a comedy series for "The Famous Teddy Z." »

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'Godfather' Star Alex Rocco Passes Away at Age 79

20 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actor Alex Rocco, best known for playing mobster Moe Green in the 1972 classic The Godfather, passed away on Saturday in his Studio City, California home at the age of 79. The actor's stepson, Sean Doyle, confirmed to The Los Angeles Times that the actor passed away after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. The actor's long career spanned 50 years, with over 150 TV and film credits.

Alex Rocco was born Alessandro Federico Petricone Jr. in Boston, who caught the acting bug at the age of 30, when he took an acting class to meet women. After moving to Los Angeles, he took a class taught by Leonard Nimoy, who promptly kicked him out because he couldn't understand his thick Boston accent. He then enrolled in a speech class which transformed his Boston accent with a New York accent, which Leonard Nimoy said he could work with. He made his acting debut with the 1965 Russ Meyer film Motorpsycho! »

- MovieWeb

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Alex Rocco, Star of 'The Godfather,' Dies at 79

20 July 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Alex Rocco, a veteran character actor most famous for starring in Hollywood classic "The Godfather," has died. He was 79.

Rocco's daughter, Jennifer Rocco, revealed the actor's passing in a series of Facebook posts, writing that her father passed away on July 18 after a long, private battle with cancer. Jennifer Rocco thanked his fans for their support, writing, "I know he is watching over us."

Alex Rocco's prolific career spanned decades, but the actor became synonymous with "The Godfather," the 1972 Oscar-winning film in which he played casino owner Moe Greene. In a 2012 interview with The A.V. Club, Rocco said that that role was "without a doubt, my biggest ticket anywhere. I mean that literally."

Rocco parlayed that fame into a lengthy, eclectic resume in both film and television. He starred most recently on Starz series "Magic City," "Episodes," and "Maron," and also appeared on shows including "The Simpsons," "The Facts of Life, »

- Katie Roberts

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Alex Rocco, of The Famous Teddy Z and Facts of Life, Dead at 79

19 July 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Alex Rocco, an Emmy Award winner for his turn as seasoned colleague to Jon Cryer’s Famous Teddy Z in the 1989 CBS sitcom, died on Saturday at the age of 79.

The veteran actor’s daughter Jennifer shared the news via her Facebook page, saying, “Rip Dad, be with Mom and [their son] Marc….I will see you but not for a while….” A cause of death was not given.

Perhaps best known as casino owner Moe Greene in the original Godfather film, Rocco’s myriad TV credits included the 1975 CBS drama Three for the Road, episodes of Police Story, The Rockford Files and Starsky & Hutch, »

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Alex Rocco, Character Actor in ‘Godfather,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ Dies at 79

19 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio City, Calif. He was 79.

Often appearing as a heavy, hood or cop, in “The Godfather,” he had the famous line, “Do you know who I am?” Recently he had a recurring role in Starz’s “Magic City” and appeared on “Episodes” and “Maron.” His daughter Jennifer Rocco reported his death on her Facebook page.

He appeared in several episodes of 1980s TV show “The Facts of Life” as Charlie Polniaczek, and had recurring roles on other shows including “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Famous Teddy Z,” for which he won a supporting actor Emmy in 1990. He did voices for animated shows including “The Simpsons,” for which he voiced the executive who made Itchy and Scratchy cartoons, and “Family Guy.”

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- Pat Saperstein

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Alex Rocco, Character Actor in ‘Godfather,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ Dies at 79

19 July 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actor Alex Rocco, who played casino owner Moe Greene in “The Godfather” and appeared in dozens of other movies and TV shows, died Saturday of cancer in Studio City, Calif. He was 79.

Often appearing as a heavy, hood or cop, in “The Godfather,” he had the famous line, “Do you know who I am?” Recently he had a recurring role in Starz’s “Magic City” and appeared on “Episodes” and “Maron.” His daughter Jennifer Rocco reported his death on her Facebook page.

He appeared in several episodes of 1980s TV show “The Facts of Life” as Charlie Polniaczek, and had recurring roles on other shows including “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Famous Teddy Z,” for which he won a supporting actor Emmy in 1990. He did voices for animated shows including “The Simpsons,” for which he voiced the executive who made Itchy and Scratchy cartoons, and “Family Guy.”

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- Pat Saperstein

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The Good Wife Adds Margo Martindale — as [Spoiler]'s Secret Weapon?

9 July 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Here’s hoping The Good Wife‘s Eli Gold is enjoying his summer vacation.

Emmy winner Margo Martindale is joining Season 7 of CBS’ acclaimed procedural in a recurring role — and her character is poised to clash with Alan Cumming’s tightly wound campaign manager.

RelatedThe Good Wife Season 7: Makenzie Vega No Longer a Series Regular

Martindale (Justified, The Americans) will play Willa Eastman, “a top campaign operative responsible for past successes by underdog presidential candidates in Iowa.” She’s known for “hiding her intelligence and cunning under a fake, folksy charm.”

At the end of Season 6, Eli’s main man, »

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins ‘The Good Wife’ as Series Regular

6 July 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is joining the cast of CBS’s legal drama “The Good Wife” as a new series regular for the show’s seventh season. The “Extant” star will play Alex, a calm, experienced hourly investigator, filling the void left by Archie Panjabi’s Kalinda, who left the show last season. Morgan previously starred in the History miniseries “Texas Rising” and the Starz series “Magic City.” “We’ve loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years, and we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe,” said »

- Reid Nakamura

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins The Good Wife

6 July 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has got his eye on Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). Morgan will be a series regular on The Good Wife, joining the CBS series in the upcoming season seven. Morgan will play Alex, a "calm" and "experienced" hourly investigator hired by Alicia Florrick, E! News has confirmed. "We've loved and admired Jeffrey Dean Morgan for years," executive producers Robert and Michelle King said in a statement. "And we were thrilled to hear that Julianna did too, so it was a no-brainer to ask him to join our troupe." Wonder what Kalinda would say about his credentials... Morgan's other TV credits include Magic City, Grey's Anatomy, Extant and Supernatural. A new »

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Good Wife Retains Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Season 7 Regular — Is He (Finally) the One for Alicia?

6 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The verdict is in: Alicia will soon be guilty of having her sexual needs met.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is joining The Good Wife in the series-regular role of Alex, a calm and experienced hourly investigator whom Julianna Margulies’ Alicia hires (presumably) to work at her new firm, CBS confirms.

RelatedJulianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi Did Not Shoot that Good Wife Finale Scene Together – and It’s Not Ok

Although there’s no official confirmation that Alex and Alicia will mix pleasure with business, it’s a logical leap to take — especially in light of Matthew Goode’s departure as »

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Comic-Con 2015: Syfy Announces Panels for Z Nation, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, 12 Monkeys

17 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The hungry living dead, shark-infested twisters, time travel—Syfy's bringing all of these and more to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, as the network has announced panels for Z Nation, 12 Monkeys, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! and more.

Press Release: "Friday, July 10

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Panel (7:15pm – 8:15pm | Room 6A):  Join stars Ian Ziering (Fin Shepard), Tara Reid (April Wexler), Cassie Scerbo (Nova Clarke) and David Hasselhoff (Gil Shepard), director Anthony C. Ferrante and writer Thunder Levin for a fin-tastic behind-the-scenes journey into the global pop culture sensation followed by a Q&A session. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine.

Saturday, July 11:

Childhood’S End

Panel (11:00am – 12:00pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel):  Based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel, the upcoming six-hour miniseries stars Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort »

- Derek Anderson

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Bill Murray and Zooey Deschanel go on a crazy rock tour in Rock the Kasbah trailer

11 June 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Go on the craziest rock tour of all time in the new trailer for the Bill Murray and Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy Rock the Kasbah.

The latest comedy from director Barry Levinson casts Murray as a strung-out rock manager who is abandoned by his act on a Uso tour of Afghanistan.

Left stranded with no money in Kabul, Richie (Murray) tries to strike it rich once again by managing a promising young singer on Afghanistan's equivalent of American Idol.

Levinson continues his long tradition of hiring all-star ensemble casts by featuring Bruce Willis, Scott Caan, Taylor Kinney and Kate Hudson in Rock the Kasbah.

The screenplay was penned by Mitch Glazer, best known for producing Murray's indie hit Lost in Translation and writing Magic City.

Rock the Kasbah is released on October 23 in the Us. »

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The 9 Most Fawning Lines in Vanity Fair’s Profile of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto

11 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In Rich Cohen's (note the initials) fawning Vanity Fair profile of Nic Pizzolatto, he asks whether the "uncompromising auteur" can "do it all again?" The answer for Cohen is self-evident: Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Pizzolatto is totally the guy in your Mfa program, only now he's made it. Cohen first met Pizzolatto at DePauw University, where they talked about God (what else?), and then in the writer's room of Magic City, where he was "clearly on the rise." Cohen calls himself a supplicant and compares Pizzolatto to everyone from a John Steinbeck character to Orson Welles. Get a room, guys.1. “He was a young professor at work on his first novel, seemingly just another member of the academic multitude, but there was something different about him, something edgy and strange you noticed right away. He registered as bigger than his moderate size, powerful, with a wicked grin. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Rock The Kasbah Trailer: Bill Murray Wanders through Afghanistan

11 June 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director Barry Levinson’s (Wag the Dog) upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah. Written by Mitch Glazer (Magic City), the film stars Bill Murray as a rock manager who, after being jilted by his last remaining client while on a Uso tour in Afghanistan, befriends a band of misfits and stumbles upon a young woman with an extraordinary voice. Watching this trailer, I’m still not sure what kind of movie this is. At some points, it feels like the trailer is trying to cover up a weird film by making it look like a fish-out-of-water comedy. And at other points, it looks like it’s genuinely in that genre. I’m hoping it’s the former, because if it’s at least a weird movie, that might make it interesting. It could even be a misunderstood gem like Ishtar (although I »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch: Opportunity Rocks In The First Trailer For 'Rock The Kasbah' Starring Bill Murray

11 June 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Loyalty’s gotta count for something. Mitch Glazer is a veteran screenwriter (“Scrooged”), producer, the creator/showrunner of Starz’s “Magic City” and a longtime friend of Bill Murray. While he’s worked in Hollywood for some thirty years, it wasn’t until 2010 and “Passion Play” with Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Murray that Glazer directed a film. Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, “Passion Plays” was universally regarded as a disaster. Read More: Review: 'Passion Play' Is An Excruciating, Unbearable Disaster  But try try again, right? Glazer’s back at it and his buddy Murray is in tow, this time as the lead. But there’s another director at the helm for the film: Barry Levinson. This dramedy is a rock and roll narrative set in the Middle East, focusing on a man who’s seen better days. Here’s the official synopsis: “Rock The Kasbah »

- Edward Davis

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Lotus Entertainment to sell ‘Magic City’

1 May 2015 9:36 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will commence sales in Cannes on the Starz original TV series adaptation starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch.

Len Blavatnik of AI Film, Brett Ratner of RatPac, Gerry Schwartz of Onex Corporation and Jacky Bibliowicz will produce and finance.

Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, Alan J Helene and Mitch Glazer produce. CAA represents Us rights with Jeff Berg.

Magic City was originally introduced by Qed International at Afm and takes place in 1962 Miami as a powerful Miami Beach hotel owner fights the mob, CIA and Cuban mercenaries.

Production is scheduled to begin in August.

Lotus Entertainment’s slate includes: Sacha Gervasi’s November Criminals with Chloë Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort; Xavier Gens’ thriller The Crucifixion; Shekhar Kapur’s adventure Tiger’s Curse; and Tanya Wexler’s Replicas starring Keanu Reeves.

The company is in post on Luis Prieto’s Kidnap starring [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Crackle Orders Drama Series ‘The Art Of More’ Starring Dennis Quaid

14 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: Sony’s Crackle officially has entered the original drama field with its first hourlong series, The Art Of More, toplined by Dennis Quaid. Christian Cooke (Magic City) has been cast as the co-lead opposite Quaid in the project, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from the digital network. Kate Bosworth (Still Alice) co-stars. Quaid also executive produces The Art Of More (formerly Sold) alongside Laurence Mark, Gary Fleder, the project’s… »

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Round-Up: Sharknado 3 Title & Release Date Revealed, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Casting Update, New Friday the 13th T-Shirt

18 March 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek are braving the storm with Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in The Asylum and Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Featured in our latest round-up, the third installment in the tongue-in-cheek franchise has received a summer release date. We also have a casting update for the second season of Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, as well as a Friday the 13th 35th Anniversary T-shirt from Fright Rags.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!: The third Sharknado film will splash onto the Syfy channel on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:00pm Est:

Press Release (via TV by the Numbers) - New York – March 18, 2015 – Syfy and The Asylum today announced that the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation is Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The two-hour original movie will devour the planet on Wednesday, »

- Derek Anderson

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2015 The Summer of the Most Famous Dead Guy on TV | Geek Girl Navigating the World

28 February 2015 7:15 AM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

You wouldn’t think a show like “Supernatural” would have anything in common with “Grey’s Anatomy” or “Weeds”. After all, they’re wildly different genres on different networks. Each of these shows did do one thing the same. Every single one of them killed a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

He’s the dad they love to kill, or, at least that’s what happened to both John Winchester and Judah Botwin. Even as a single guy with a thing for Scrabble, he didn’t fare so well, just ask Denny Duquette. Oh, wait. You can’t. They killed him, too. He became, for all intents and purposes, the best and most memorable Red Shirt on TV.

Foolishly, I thought maybe movies would make a difference. “Watchmen” and “Jonah Hex” both proved me wrong. He did stay alive through “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding”, “Taking Woodstock,” “The Losers,” “P.S. I Love You »

- dragonwomant

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