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Brice Armstrong dead: James Earl Jones, Christopher Sabat praised Dragon Ball narrator and voice of Dbz’s Captain Ginyu

The anime community was saddened this week at the news of Brice Armstrong’s death. The voice actor was well-known as the Dragon Ball narrator for the FUNimation English dub that aired in the United States. Armstrong was known for his “big announcer” voice. Renowned actor James Earl Jones once told Brice, “I wish I had your vocal control.” Besides voicing […]
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This is Darth Vader as Voiced by Frank Costanza

This might actually be scarier than listening to James Earl Jones to be fair. At least with Jones you get the feeling that he’s measured and secure enough in his actions and threats that there’s bound to be a reason why he flips out, but with Frank Costanza, huh boy. It could be something as minor as something being out of place in his home that sets him off, and at that point it’s a pretty quick countdown to the explosion to come. Of course it’s a constant explosion that appears ready to pop off at any given moment so

This is Darth Vader as Voiced by Frank Costanza
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NAACP Image Awards Nominees: ‘Harriet,’ ‘When They See Us’, Netflix Lead Way

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NAACP Image Awards Nominees: ‘Harriet,’ ‘When They See Us’, Netflix Lead Way
The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced Thursday, the prelude to the two-hour live televised awards airing on Bet on February 2 at 8 Pm Et/Pt.

The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of TV, music, literature, and film and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Voting is now open to the public to determine winners.

Netflix leads the TV category nominations with 30 mentions, thanks to series like When They See Us (nine noms), with an additional 12 in the motion picture categories (Dolemite Is My Name leads there with seven) for a total of 42. Universal leads the motion picture categories with 15 nominations, paced by Us and Queen & Slim.

In the marquee Entertainer of the Year category, the nominees are Angela Basset, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry.

Nominees were revealed this morning at a
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Eddie Murphy Reveals Film Role He Regrets Rejecting: 'Every Time I See It I Feel Like an Idiot'

Eddie Murphy Reveals Film Role He Regrets Rejecting: 'Every Time I See It I Feel Like an Idiot'
Eddie Murphy still remembers the one role he wishes he didn’t turn down.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Saturday, the comedian — who will make his highly-anticipated return to Saturday Night Live after 35 years tonight — opened up about the decision that he now regrets.

“The only movie I ever turned down that became a big hit was Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” Murphy told late-night host Jimmy Fallon.

“You were gonna be in that?” Fallon asked. “Yeah, I was gonna be the Bob Hoskins dude and I was like, ‘What? Animation and people? That sounds like bulls— to me.
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Star Wars 9 Cameos Revealed, Who Shows Up in The Rise of Skywalker

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Star Wars 9 Cameos Revealed, Who Shows Up in The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters and fans can finally see how J.J. Abrams brought an end to the sequel trilogy. The director called on some extra help for Rey, Finn, Chewbacca, Poe, and the rest of the usual suspects. Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian is back for the first time since Return of the Jedi and Keri Russell's Zori Bliss is introduced to Star Wars fans, along with Naomi Ackie's Jannah. As for The First Order, Kylo Ren is back with General Hux and Emperor Palpatine is back. With that said, there are a wealth of cameos, big and small, that we'll go through below. There are Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker below, so read ahead at your own risk.

One of the first cameos to pop up in The Rise of Skywalker is Supreme Leader Snoke as we learn that he is a creation of Emperor Palpatine.
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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker TV Spot Reveals New Darth Vader Dialogue

Darth Vader’s iconic black helmet is without a doubt one of the hallmarks of Star Wars.

With its signature breathing apparatus – which was the catalyst for James Earl Jones’ rasping performance – it’s something of a monolithic symbol from the era of the Galactic Empire, a time when Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin ruled over the galaxy with an iron fist.

Fast forward to the Sequel Trilogy, though, and that iconic accessory has been reduced to a charred pile of ash, one which we saw smashed into a million little pieces on that recent (and really rather stunning) poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But it turns out that the film will have more connections to Vader than just his helmet, as a new TV spot has surfaced today which actually lets us hear some new dialogue from the big bad, with James Earl Jones back in the role.
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Kylo Ren Is Haunted by Voices in Star Wars 9 Clip Set to Phantom Menace Score

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Lucasfilm and Disney have dropped a new clip for The Rise of Skywalker. However, this clip isn't for everybody. If you're worried about potential spoilers, now might be a good time to stop reading. Ever since we hit the two-week mark, the studio has been flooding the market with footage in new TV spots, often giving a lot away. However, J.J. Abrams does not seem too concerned at this point in the game, proving he has a lot more tricks up his sleeve than originally thought. There are possible Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker below, so read ahead at your own risk.

Emperor Palpatine is back in The Rise of Skywalker. We already knew that since we have heard his voice several times before. We still have yet to see him, but he will be fully revealed next week. With that being said, Palpatine is back in a major
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Palpatine Engages Kylo Ren in New ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Clip (Video)

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Lucasfilm has released a new spoiler-filled clip on Thursday, revealing that the long-dead Emperor Palpatine has been engaging Kylo Ren in a scene from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which was released on the “Star Wars” Movies Facebook page. You can watch the clip here.

“I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head,” the Emperor said. The voice changes from Palpatine, to Snoke (voiced by Andy Serkis), to Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones).

Last weekend at Comic Con Experience Brazil (Ccxp), director JJ Abrams talked about the return of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine and said, “That character, as you’ll see, he’s got such extraordinary power. I can’t wait for you to see how and why that character’s back and what it means for these characters.” Emperor Palpatine was revealed in the closing moments of the final trailer as Rey approaches him.
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New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Clip Reveals Major Spoiler

New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Clip Reveals Major Spoiler
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.]

A new clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released on Thursday, surprisingly reveals a major spoiler. 

In the clip, Emperor Palpatine is heard talking to Kylo Ren, saying he has been the voice in his head the whole time, likely turning him to the Dark Side.

If that wasn't a big enough spoiler, his voice changes to that of Darth Vader, so it is clear that James Earl Jones has returned to play Vader once more. The voice of Snoke, played by Andy Serkis, can be ...
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Pedro Pascal Isn’t in ‘The Mandalorian’ Suit As Much As You Think

Star Wars is no stranger to using doubles and stand-ins. When you have a bunch of main characters who are either alien puppets or perpetually wearing helmets, you don’t necessarily need to have your actors in the costumes all the time. It’s not like James Earl Jones was on set to shout Darth Vader’s lines at everyone. The Mandalorian is no exception. In a recent interview with Vulture, Bryce Dallas Howard revealed that she didn’t work with Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal at all while directing an episode of the Disney Plus series. “He was in …
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Eddie Murphy Says He's 'Over the Moon' with His Upcoming Coming to America Sequel

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Eddie Murphy Says He's 'Over the Moon' with His Upcoming Coming to America Sequel
Eddie Murphy is practically delirious with excitement over his upcoming Coming to America sequel.

More than 30 years after the original hit theaters and became a comedy classic, the actor, 58, is hard at work on production of the follow-up — and as far as Murphy is concerned, so far so good.

“I’m just over the moon with how it’s turned out,” he said of the film’s progress, while in discussion with Antonio Banderas (his former Shrek voice cast mate) for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” video series.

Saying he and the crew behind the sequel found a “clever way
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The Best Star Wars Gifts in the Galaxy Can Be Found on eBay

Aaron Sagers Dec 4, 2019

From rare posters to action figures and autographed memorabilia, Star Wars fans can find a bounty on eBay.

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It was a big Return of the Jedi Christmas for me in 1983 and ’84. My unwrapping extravaganza involved the Ewok Village action playset, the “Rancor Monster Figure,” Jabba’s action playset, Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band figure set, and – amongst my favorites – Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise figure.

Fast forward more than three decades, and Star Wars collectibles remain some of my favorite gifts. Whether it’s a Jedi Robe Snuggie, a Darth Vader Hallmark ornament, or countless pieces of artwork and toys, the Force is definitely strong with the goodies I acquire during the holidays.

The connection between Star Wars and the holiday gift-giving season is a prominent one for many kids going for nearly three generations, and
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Win The Lion King on DVD

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To mark the release of The Lion King, out now on Digital Download, DVD & Blu-ray, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on DVD.

In The Lion King, pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen
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‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History

‘Watchmen’: The Surprising Ways Robert Redford’s Presidency Changed Hollywood History
The “Watchmen” pilot episode dropped a bombshell on American history: Oscar winner and Sundance Film Festival co-founder Robert Redford is the President of the United States and has been for 26 years and counting. Any “Watchmen” fan wondering over the last five weeks how Redford becoming the U.S. president changed the course of movie history is in luck thanks to /Film, which spoke to showrunner Damon Lindelof and got all the details one could possibly want on the topic.

When it comes to the Sundance Film Festival, Redford stepped down and left the Sundance organization in 1993 because he feared “that his political enemies would accuse him of using the institution as a mechanism for promoting his political agenda in the culture.” As U.S. president, Redford stayed committed to the arts by hiring acclaimed photographer Andres Serrano “to rebuild the National Endowment for the Arts following decades of reduction and
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Robert De Niro to receive the 2020 SAG life achievement award

Robert De Niro to receive the 2020 SAG life achievement award
The Screen Actors Guild announced on Tuesday that two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro will receive their life achievement award at the 2020 ceremony on January 19. The 26th annual SAG Awards event will air live on TBS and TNT.

De Niro is a seven-time Academy Award nominee who received his only SAG Award as part of the “American Hustle” ensemble. He has also received the American Film Institute life achievement award, Cecil B. DeMille Award, Kennedy Center Honors and a Presidential Medal of Freedom. He currently stars in “The Irishman” and “Joker,” meaning he could be nominated at this 2020 ceremony beyond his acceptance of this honorary award.

SEERobert De Niro movies: 25 greatest films ranked worst to best

The following living people have already received this award and weren’t eligible to be chosen again: Joanne Woodward (1986), Robert Redford (1996), Angela Lansbury (1997), Kirk Douglas (1999), Sidney Poitier (2000), Edward Asner (2002), Clint Eastwood (2003), Julie Andrews (2007), James Earl Jones
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20 Hollywood Stars Who Served in the Military, From Adam Driver to Clint Eastwood (Photos)

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20 Hollywood Stars Who Served in the Military, From Adam Driver to Clint Eastwood (Photos)
This Veterans Day, take a moment to honor someone who took the time out to serve our country in the military. And barring that, watch a film or show featuring one of these Hollywood stars who will most definitely be celebrating Veterans Day on Monday. Some of the actors on this list have military careers that date all the way back to World War II. And while this list excludes celebrities who have passed away, including people like James Stewart, Elvis Presley and Bea Arthur, there’s more than enough patriotism on this list to go around.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver joined up in the Marines shortly after 9/11 and served for two years and eight months before being medically discharged after suffering a mountain biking accident. He was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalian, 1st Marines. And though he was never deployed, he did get a nickname from his fellow Marines: “Ears Two.
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Who needs an Oscar to reach Egot?

Who needs an Oscar to reach Egot?
Only 15 people have won the awards grand slam known as the Egot. They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks, director Mike Nichols, actress Whoopi Goldberg, producer Scott Rudin, composer Robert Lopez, singer and actor John Legend, composer Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tour our photo gallery above for information about the 25 living people who just need an Academy Award to achieve Egot. They are: actor Harry Belafonte, actress Cynthia Erivo, composer/producer Anne Garefino, actor Hugh Jackman, actor James Earl Jones, actress Rachel Bay Jones, composer John Kander, composer/actress Cyndi Lauper, composer Alex Lacamoire, actress Katrina Lenk, composer John McDaniel, actress Audra McDonald, actress Bette Midler, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, actress Cynthia Nixon, composer/producer Trey Parker, actor Ben Platt, actor Billy Porter,
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Which 15 People Have the Egot?

Which 15 People Have the Egot?
Only 15 artists have won what is popularly referred to as the Egot, but was originally known as the Grand Slam of show business awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Tina Fey made the acronym — coined back in the 1980s by Philip Michael Thomas of “Miami Vice” — famous in a 2009 episode of “30 Rock.” While moviedom’s top prize — the Oscar — dates back to 1927, two of the other kudos came about in the 1940s while the first Grammys were not awarded until 1959. By the way, if you are looking for Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, or Barbra Streisand among this list, they aren’t listed because at least one of their awards was honorary and not given in competition.

They are (in chronological order of achievement) composer Richard Rodgers, actress Helen Hayes, actress Rita Moreno, actor John Gielgud, actress Audrey Hepburn, composer Marvin Hamlisch, orchestrator Jonathan Tunick, writer/director/composer Mel Brooks,
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Matewan

John Sayles’ coal strike epic is grand American filmmaking bolstered by fine Haskell Wexler cinematography, great performances by dedicated actors, and a screenplay that avoids the common pitfalls of liberal filmmaking — by assuming the structure of an action Western. Filmed on a shoestring not far from the site of historical events, the pro- Union picture revs up viewer emotions, winding up as a moving, satisfying experience. Matewan’s been out of circulation far too long, but those that remember it will give it a high recommendation.

Matewan

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The Criterion Collection 999

1987 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 133 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 29, 2019 / 39.95

Starring: Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell, Will Oldham, David Strathairn, Ken Jenkins, Kevin Tighe, Gordon Clapp, Bob Gunton, Jace Alexander, Joe Grifasi, Nancy Mette, Jo Henderson, Josh Mostel, Gary McCleery, Maggie Renzi, Tom Wright.

Cinematography: Haskell Wexler

Film Editor: Sonya Polonsky

Original Music: Mason Daring

Produced by Peggy Rajski,
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Governors Awards this Sunday: Honorary Oscars going to Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi, Lina Wertmuller

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Governors Awards this Sunday: Honorary Oscars going to Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi, Lina Wertmuller
Honorary Oscars for 2019 will be presented this Sunday, October 27. That’s earlier than ever due to a much short Academy Awards season this year. Trophies will be presented at the Governors Awards in Hollywood to actress Geena Davis, director David Lynch, actor Wes Studi and director Lina Wertmuller. Members of the Academy board of governors chose and announced these four recipients back in the early summer.

Davis is receiving the Jean Hersholt Award for her humanitarian work. She won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for “The Accidental Tourist” (1988) and was also nominated for “Thelma and Louise” (1991). Other films in her career have included “The Fly,” “Beetlejuice,” “A League of Their Own” and “Speechless.”

SEEGeena Davis movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Lynch has received three directing nominations in his career for “The Elephant Man” (1980), “Blue Velvet” (1986) and “Mulholland Drive” (2001). He was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Elephant Man.
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