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Win The Rockford Files Season 1, Murder, she wrote and Memoirs of an Invisible Man on Blu-ray

To mark the release of The Rockford Files, Memoirs of An Invisible Man and Murder, She Wrote, all out now, we’ve been given 3 bundles of the films to give away on Blu-ray.

The Rockford Files Season 1

James Garner stars as Jim Rockford, a private investigator who lives and works out of a house trailer at the beach in Malibu, Los Angeles. Charging $200 per day plus expenses, he s not the cheapest detective available, but he s the best. Jim relies on his brain not brawn to solve a case, and frequently his charm. An ex-convict, once imprisoned for a crime he didn t commit, Jim has a penchant for taking cases that are closed by the Lapd those the police were sure had been resolved. Contains all 22 episodes from the classic TV series now fully restored and in high definition. Starring James Garner and Noah Berry and produced by TV legend Stephen J. Cannell.
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‘Happytime Murders’ Is a ‘Strong Contender for the Worst Film of 2018,’ and 7 More Merciless Reviews

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‘Happytime Murders’ Is a ‘Strong Contender for the Worst Film of 2018,’ and 7 More Merciless Reviews
Might “The Happytime Murders” be the worst film of 2018? Critics seem to think so.

“Insipid. Imbeciles. Incomprehensible. Insane,” wrote Us Weekly’s Mara Reinstein. “I think we have a strong contender for the worst film of 2018.”

“‘The Happytime Murders’ has taken over the slot-previously held by ‘The Room’ — of being the single-worst movie of all time,” added film critic Danielle Solzman. “Calling this a film is a disgrace to all films ever made including — yes — ‘The Room.'”

Other critics called the film, by Brian Henson, his “deformed brainchild,” as well as “joyless” and “witless.” TheWrap’s film critic Alonso Duralde wrote, “The movie fails its one big test: It’s just not all that funny. Screenwriter Todd Berger periodically provides moments that push the envelope so hard that they at least earn
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Edie Falco hopes to be 8th performer from ‘Law & Order’ franchise to win an Emmy: Can you name the other 7?

Edie Falco hopes to be 8th performer from ‘Law & Order’ franchise to win an Emmy: Can you name the other 7?
Just how much do the Emmys love Edie Falco? She’s currently the only actress to win lead trophies for a comedy series (“Nurse Jackie” in 2010) and a drama series, and now she hopes to add to her record with a victory for a limited series. On Thursday Falco received a Best Movie/Mini Actress Emmy nomination for her work on the limited series “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.” If she wins, that would make Falco the eighth performer from the “Law & Order” franchise to win an Emmy.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

So who are the other seven? “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay is the only performer to prevail at the televised Primetime Emmys, winning Best Drama Actress in 2006. The other six winners all took home their trophies at the Creative Arts in the Best Drama Guest Actress category.
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The Best Drama Actor Emmy race has 2 sets of co-stars for the first time in 22 years

The Best Drama Actor Emmy race has 2 sets of co-stars for the first time in 22 years
Last year, “This Is Us” became the fifth show this century to produce two Best Drama Actor Emmy nominees with eventual winner Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia. Both are nominated again, but they are joined by another co-star duo, “Westworld”’s Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright, marking the first time in 22 years – and just the third time overall — that the category fielded double nominees from two shows.

The first time there were dual duos was 1995, when “ER”’s Anthony Edwards and George Clooney, and “NYPD Blue”’s Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits lost to “Chicago Hope” star Mandy Patinkin. Both pairs were nominated the following year, alongside Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street”), with Franz triumphing.

See 2018 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 70th Emmy Awards

That it didn’t happen before 1995 is not surprising. For many years, there were only three or four nominees
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Bill Hader Doesn’t Think He’s ‘That Good’ on ‘Barry,’ But Season 1 Proves He’s One of the Greats

Bill Hader Doesn’t Think He’s ‘That Good’ on ‘Barry,’ But Season 1 Proves He’s One of the Greats
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Barry” Season 1, including the finale.]

Months before “Barry” debuted and the world got to know a bored hitman who finds his dream in a North Hollywood acting studio, Bill Hader wasn’t overly impressed with his work.

“They’re both very hard,” Hader said when asked which was more difficult: acting badly for comedic effect or acting well in convincing fashion. He has to do both in the HBO series, portraying an actor who makes (many) on-stage mistakes while learning his trade and who goes to extreme ends of the emotional spectrum while living his life off-stage.

“For bad acting, watching reenactments in true crime shows was helpful. It really was. I would watch those and imagine, ‘Ok, they’re doing too much with their hands,’ or ‘they’re locked onto somebody,’ or ‘everything is overly thought out.'”

“But it’s very hard,” he said. “I don’t think
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‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years

‘This Is Us’ would be first show to score back-to-back double Best Drama Actor Emmy nominations in 19 years
This Is Us” pulled off a surprise last year when both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia made the Best Drama Actor Emmy lineup. They were just the fifth pair of co-stars this century to nab nominations. None of the other four duos accomplished it again — one pair, “True Detective”’s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in 2014, was a one-and-done deal — so if Brown and Ventimiglia make the cut again, they’d be the first co-stars to go back-to-back in the category since 1999.

The last twosome to score multiple Best Drama Actor nominations together were “NYPD Blue” stars Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits, who went on a five-year streak from 1995 to 1999, with Franz winning three times and Smits going 0-5. Franz won his first Emmy for the cop drama in 1994 against his original partner in crime, David Caruso.

See ‘This Is Us’: Justin Hartley deserves an Emmy nomination after
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Rare Behind-The-Scenes Footage Shows The Beauty And The Beast Cast Singing "Be Our Guest"

Some rare and wonderful behind-the-scenes footage has surfaced from Disney's classic 90s animated film Beauty and the Beast. It features Angela Lansbury and the late Jerry Orbach recording the song "Be Our Guest" with a live orchestra and I couldn't help but just smile as I watched this. 

The footage is part of a documentary being made by Beauty and the Beast producer Don Hahn that will explore the life and career of Howard Ashman, who collaborated with Alan Menken on some of the classic and most memorable songs from the Disney animated films in the 90s.

For those of you who don't know, Ashman passed away at age 40, only months before Disney's Beauty and the Beast premiered.
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This Rare Recording From Beauty and the Beast Will Take You Back to Your Childhood

After more than 27 years, Beauty and the Beast is still a tale as old as time. While the Disney film will forever be a huge part of our childhoods, it's the incredible music that truly makes it a classic. In this clip from the upcoming documentary Howard about the late Disney lyricist Howard Ashman, we get a rare glimpse of how one of the film's most iconic numbers came to be. The film will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, but in the meantime, get ready to feel incredibly nostalgic as you watch Jerry Orbach and Angela Lansbury (aka Lumière and Mrs. Potts) record "Be Our Guest" in the studio.
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‘Howard’ Clip: Tribeca Docu Spotlights Oscar-Winning Disney Lyricist Howard Ashman

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Exclusive: If you love a song from a classic Disney animated feature, it is likely that Howard Ashman was the mind behind the words. Don Hahn’s documentary Howard takes a look at the life of the Academy Award-winning lyricist and the legacy he left behind. In the exclusive clip above, we see him at work recording the memorable Beauty and the Beast song “Be Our Guest” with composer and frequent collaborator Alan Menken as well as the movie’s stars Angela Lansbury and Jerry Orbach. Howard will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22.

Ashman grew up with love for musical theater and after living the life of a starving artist in New York, he adapted Roger Corman’s film The Little Shop of Horrors into a musical with Menken which served as a turning point in his career. The success led to some speed
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Why Lucy DeVito Doesn’t Reveal Her Last Name on First Dates (Exclusive)

Why Lucy DeVito Doesn’t Reveal Her Last Name on First Dates (Exclusive)
Just like her famous parents, Lucy DeVito enjoys making people laugh. “It’s not easy, but I love it,” the 34-year-old tells Et from her dressing room at the Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City.

Daughter to Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, Lucy has appeared opposite her father on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and in the 2016 film The Comedian, as well as on HBO’s Girls and Speech & Debate. Following her 2009 Off-Broadway debut alongside her mother in Love, Loss and What I Wore, the actress is back on the New York stage with the romantic comedy Hot Mess, playing Elanor, a quirky aspiring magician from Los Angeles who falls for a Jewish recovering alcoholic (Max Crumm) with a secret he can’t seem to confess.

Backstage, the actress talks about the blessing and curse of being a DeVito, the lessons her parents taught her about being successful in the entertainment industry and what’s next
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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Hot Mess at the Jerry Orbach Theatre

Hot Mess, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg Suburban Boy Regretrosexual and Colleen CrabtreeThe Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings, and directed by Jonathan Silverstein tick, tick...Boom John amp Jen The Temperamentals, opened last night, November 16th at the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center 1627 Broadway at 50th Street. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the evening below
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Canon Of Film: ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of Woody Allen‘s most popular films, ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)

Director/Screenwriter: Woody Allen

Part dark tragedy, part dark comedy, or is it all comedy? It’s certainly all dark to say the least. Considered by almost everybody as one of Woody Allen’s very best films (although I’m not sure Woody would agree), ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’, wasn’t his first dramatic film, that was the Ingmar Bergman-esque ‘Interiors,’ and it certainly wasn’t his last comedy, yet it clearly represents the moment in Allen’s career when he started to abandon comedy in favor of drama and tragedy. Well, maybe “abandon,” is the wrong word, but he certainly began to lose interest in comedy around here.
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30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil,
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Drive-In Dust Offs: The Sentinel (1977)

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In regards to his filmic output, director Michael Winner was wildly inconsistent at his worst and wholly divisive at his best (and vice versa). The remarkable thing is that those two extreme opinions can be about the same film; some find the kinetic sleaze of Death Wish (1974) powerful and disturbing, others find its ham-fisted social grazing problematic and off-putting. But it was a big hit, so naturally Universal let him ride the satanic tide with The Sentinel (1977), a Good vs. Evil, Portal to Hell potboiler that warms this Fulci-loving heart three years before Lucio even set foot in New Orleans.

Given a limited release in January stateside, The Sentinel barely broke even on its $4 million budget, and the critics hated it, deeming it lurid, reprehensible trash. Which it is; but it’s also ridiculously entertaining and has a few truly haunting moments. Turns out Winner could do horror—and yet
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Did You Know a Jerry Orbach Tribute Car Exists?

It’s true! Artist Brandon Bird has been such a devoted fan of Law & Order, and Jerry Orbach, that he decided to create a tribute car in Orbach’s memory. He learned about Orbach’s untimely death from a friend who called to give him condolences. For Bird, it was if one of his family members had died. He thought Orbach was cool guy and a great actor. Bird decided to work through his feelings about it by creating the ultimate Orbach artwork. He raised about $23 thousand on Kickstarter to create the car. Bird now feels that the car was a

Did You Know a Jerry Orbach Tribute Car Exists?
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'Game of Thrones' Parody Musical Coming to Off-Broadway + More Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! Winter is coming—to Off-Broadway.If there’s a dragon-sized hole in your heart following this week’s season finale of “Game of Thrones,” there is a silver lining. For a three-week run this October, “Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical — An Unauthorized
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Law & Order: Dick Wolf Doesn't Expect the Original Series to Return

Although he's already plotting new seasons of his upcoming Law & Order: True Crime TV series (watch a preview, below), prolific creator Dick Wolf doesn't think he'll return to the original Law & Order series, which ran for 20 seasons on NBC, between 1990 and 2010. The police procedural and legal drama starred S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Fred Dalton Thompson, Chris Noth, Benjamin Bratt and Michael Moriarty. Law & Order: True Crime, premieres on NBC on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar star. Wolf talked about the original Law & Order TV series, while promoting his new show during the TCA summer press tour. Read More…
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Review: ABC's Dirty Dancing Remake: The Good, The Bad, and The Johnny

The original Dirty Dancing is a favorite movie to women of all ages. The magic of the film was created by the music, the spark between Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze, and of course, the dancing. It was a movie we watched when we were young, fantasizing about growing up and falling in love, and we watch it now that we're grown and remember our first loves and those magic summers of our youth. 

Remaking a movie so iconic is a big risk, so I watched this ABC remake with a grain of salt. I knew it wouldn't be the Dirty Dancing of my youth, but I wanted to see what it had to offer. Here's the lowdown. 

The cast: Abigail Breslin (Signs, Little Miss Sunshine, Zombieland) as Baby Houseman was a perfect fit. She's cute and youthful. She played the naive and inexperienced, yet intelligent Baby really well.
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Dirty Dancing’s Most Iconic Moments Celebrated in Special People Commemorative Issue

Dirty Dancing’s Most Iconic Moments Celebrated in Special People Commemorative Issue
It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Dirty Dancing was released, but three whole decades have passed since Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey danced their way into our hearts with their movie romance and that iconic lift.

To mark the occasion, fans of the 1987 cult-classic can relive its most memorable moments with People’s commemorative issue “Dirty Dancing — The Music, The Moves, The Memories: Inside the Film’s Most Beloved Romance,” available for purchase here, and on newsstands now.

The 96-page book includes both a demonstration and forward from Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough on how to do “the lift,
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Beauty and the Beast (2017) movie review: ever just the same, never a surprise

MaryAnn’s quick take… Like a theme-park mounting of the 1991 cartoon, or the blandified pop version of an enchanting signature character tune. A watered-down pastiche of itself. I’m “biast” (pro): love the 1991 film…

I’m “biast” (con): …and saw no need for a remake

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

First there was Disney’s 1991 animated feature Beauty and the Beast, which is one of the most perfect movies ever and helped kickstart the Disney renaissance and completely holds up even now, a quarter of a century later. But the other thing it helped kickstart was Princess Madness, the license to print money that Disney stumbled upon back then. So in 2002 we got a cashing-in IMAX version of Beauty and the Beast, and it was still glorious in spite of the mercenary motive. And in 2012 we got a cashing-in 3D version of Beauty and the Beast,
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