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Comedian Cameron Esposito Is Ready to Share Her #MeToo Story

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Comedian Cameron Esposito Is Ready to Share Her #MeToo Story
Can you name a famous, openly gay comic doing stand-up these days? Ok, sure, there's Ellen DeGeneres. How about somebody else? It's not so easy, is it? Enter Cameron Esposito, one of the hardest-working queer comics out there.

Esposito, 36, has made a name for herself for her blunt yet relatable delivery using her unique brand of humor. Having started in Chicago, she has since toured the country, appeared in Garry Marshall's Mother's Day, and cocreated the sitcom Take My Wife. Now, she's working on a book ("Why didn't anybody tell me that book writing is terrible?").

We spoke with Esposito about the state of comedy, queerness, and what drives her brand of humor. We also discussed the impact of the #MeToo movement on her and her work; for the last two months, she's been working her own experiences with sexual assault into her nationwide tour. "As a survivor of sexual assault,
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Anne Hathaway movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘The Princess Diaries,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’

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Anne Hathaway movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘The Princess Diaries,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’
Anne Hathaway stars in the 2018 film “Ocean’s 8,” a female reboot of the “Ocean’s 11” films with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. The new version includes an all-star cast featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna.

Stardom came quickly for Hathaway when she first began her career. After one season on an unsuccessful sitcom, Hathaway found herself cast as the star of Garry Marshall’s film “The Princess Diaries.” It was kind of a case of art imitating life since in the film a young high school girl finds out she is really a princess and is launched into the public eye. The same thing pretty much happened to Hathaway. The acting bug though wesent in her system since after all she was named after the wife of William Shakespeare and her mother was a former actress who gave up her career to raise a family.
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Anne Hathaway movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Anne Hathaway movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
Anne Hathaway stars in the 2018 film “Ocean’s 8,” a female reboot of the “Ocean’s 11” films with George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. The new version includes an all-star cast featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna.

Stardom came quickly for Hathaway when she first began her career. After one season on an unsuccessful sitcom, Hathaway found herself cast as the star of Garry Marshall’s film “The Princess Diaries.” It was kind of a case of art imitating life since in the film a young high school girl finds out she is really a princess and is launched into the public eye. The same thing pretty much happened to Hathaway. The acting bug though wesent in her system since after all she was named after the wife of William Shakespeare and her mother was a former actress who gave up her career to raise a family.
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Henry Winkler on Navigating Hollywood for Decades

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features intimate interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s most exciting awards races, and valuable acting and career advice from contenders! Henry Winkler has been one of the most beloved presences on and off the small screen for almost half a century. As his “In the Envelope” interview makes clear, he’s as delightful as he is wise; if you’re looking for actorly inspiration, you’ve come to the right podcast. Born and raised in New York City and earning his theater training at the Yale School of Drama, Winkler eventually was launched into superstardom in Garry Marshall’s ABC sitcom “Happy Days,” where he starred for years opposite Ron Howard in the iconic role of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, “The Fonz,” the coolest guy on TV. As he describes it,
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Pretty Woman Box Office Opens Tomorrow, May 22

The box office for Pretty Woman The Musical will open Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 10am Est. Pretty Woman The Musical has original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime songwriting partner Jim Vallance, a book by Garry Marshall and the film's screenwriter J.F. Lawton, direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, and begins Broadway performances Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Nederlander Theatre 208 West 41st Street, with an official opening night of Thursday, August 16, 2018.
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik on First Making Waves in 1988’s ‘Beaches’

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik on First Making Waves in 1988’s ‘Beaches’
Like the character she plays on “The Big Bang Theory,” Mayim Bialik is a neuroscientist — she earned her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2007. Though as Amy Farrah Fowler she’s won the hearts of millions of fans, not to mention Sheldon Cooper, her fiancé on the hit CBS sitcom, acting wasn’t the career she always intended for herself.

She stumbled onto the industry in 1988, when she was cast as the 11-year-old version of Bette Midler’s C.C. Bloom in the movie “Beaches.” Her no-holds-barred performance drew raves, including in Variety, where she was called “extraordinary.” The reviewer wrote, “She can sing, she can dance, and she seems amazingly like the carrot-topped star as she brazenly bulldozes her way through a musical routine and most real-life situations.”

Although she was “pretty new” in the industry, Bialik was savvy enough to recognize what that rave meant. “It was a very
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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik on First Making Waves in 1988’s ‘Beaches’

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik on First Making Waves in 1988’s ‘Beaches’
Like the character she plays on “The Big Bang Theory,” Mayim Bialik is a neuroscientist — she earned her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2007. Though as Amy Farrah Fowler she’s won the hearts of millions of fans, not to mention Sheldon Cooper, her fiancé on the hit CBS sitcom, acting wasn’t the career she always intended for herself.

She stumbled onto the industry in 1988, when she was cast as the 11-year-old version of Bette Midler’s C.C. Bloom in the movie “Beaches.” Her no-holds-barred performance drew raves, including in Variety, where she was called “extraordinary.” The reviewer wrote,
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‘Breaking In’ Film Review: Gabrielle Union Battles Burglars and Script Limitations

‘Breaking In’ Film Review: Gabrielle Union Battles Burglars and Script Limitations
After Wonder Woman, the most famous super-powered woman in America is the mythical mother who can lift a car to save her child. I’ve always wondered where’s the movie about her, that remarkable everymom who’s as strong as Clark Kent and as regimented as Bruce Wayne.

There’s no barehanded raising of vehicles in “Breaking In,” but this home-invasion thriller from director James McTeigue’s (“V is for Vendetta”) more than fills that gap. Starring Gabrielle Union, “Breaking In” is a Mother’s Day movie for the family that already saw “A Quiet Place” together. It feels just as calculated, in fact, as those Garry Marshall-directed holiday-themed ensemble films that no one liked, but everyone saw. But the film’s undisguised mom-power cheerleading is so scarce in mainstream entertainment that it’s difficult to mind.

What does miff about “Breaking In,” though, is how the film’s commercial aspirations seem to get in the way of character and thematic development. Save for a couple of early scenes, Union’s Shaun Russell is largely shorn of history and personality; even the shirt she wears for the entire movie is a plain white tee.

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Shaun attempts to protect her kids from robbers in the house she grew up in after the sudden death of her estranged, seemingly abusive father (Damien Leake). But the screenplay by Ryan Engle (“Rampage,” “The Commuter”) squanders its potential for emotional depth, making “Breaking In” a serviceable, but indistinct product.

Displaying little grief after her father’s hit-and-run murder, Shaun brings her children — adolescent daughter Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus, “13 Reasons Why”) and pre-teen son Glover (Seth Carr, “Bosch”) — to the sprawling estate where she grew up, and on which they’d never set foot until now, to clear out the house for sale. Unbeknownst to the trio, four million dollars sits in a safe inside the house, money that a quartet of thieves (Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Levi Meaden, and Mark Furze) have come to snatch.

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The manse is neither drool-worthy nor particularly convincing: immaculate counters and a lack of personal touches, save for a few family photos, make it pretty obvious that the set designer was on a strict budget. That’s fine, except that the too-clean interiors add to the sense of the characters being deliberately buffed out, or never given many details in the first place. Either way, there’s a defensiveness in the film’s less-is-more ethos, as if to make Shaun and her family as unobjectionable as possible — a decision that deprives the storyline of more layered stakes.

While one of the burglars wrestles with Shaun outside, the others kidnap Jasmine and Glover and sequester them in a room. Shaun’s attempts to get back inside of this intensively surveilled building to rescue her children keep shifting the calculus of the criminals’ end game: How many Russell children would it be best to keep alive? The twists and turns are plentiful and effective, but mostly humdrum movie material. Only an early scene, in which Shaun stabs one of the intruders with a broken piece of the wine glass she was sipping from just moments earlier, stands out as an ingenious bit of genre play.

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In the midst of all the unease, Union shares a surprisingly moving scene with Alexus, in which the mother, planning a bold gambit, encourages her daughter to go along with the new plan in a speech that doubles as a possible goodbye. Union doesn’t get to exert too much of herself in this role, except physically. But she’s such a genial presence that it’s fun watching her embrace Shaun’s calm relentlessness, as well as her maternal warmth.

Moms can do it all, “Breaking In” proclaims. So why does it give Union only so much to do?



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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Rules No. 1, While ‘Overboard’ Stays Afloat and ‘Tully’ Drowns

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Rules No. 1, While ‘Overboard’ Stays Afloat and ‘Tully’ Drowns
Avengers: Infinity War” dropped 56 percent in its second weekend to gross an estimated $112.5 million. Despite three new wide openings led by “Overboard,” the Marvel film comprised more than two thirds of all ticket sales. It looks like we’re back to the feast-or-famine trend, especially with “Deadpool 2” in two weeks and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” right after.

If the feasts like “Black Panther” and “Infinity War” keep performing, exhibitors will be happy for the short term. Those two Marvel titles took No. 1 for seven weeks so far in 2018, and have a domestic take to date over $1.1 billion. “A Quiet Place” is a very distant if impressive third, but in the top titles of 2018 it takes nos. 3-15 to equal those two Marvel movies.

Avengers: Infinity War” has now made $450 million domestic in 10 days. Internationally it’s $713 million, with China still to come, for a combined total of $1.164 billion.
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Film Review: ‘Overboard’

Film Review: ‘Overboard’
Overboard,” the Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell romantic comedy that came out in 1987, was not an especially popular movie at the time (it grossed just $27 million). But in the years since it has become a kind of comfort-food ’80s touchstone that a lot of people enjoy going back to; you could almost call it a cult film. In hindsight, it’s the original cheeseball contempo romcom — the first, perhaps, to have a built-in guilty-pleasure factor, the kind of movie you praise when you call it silly and corny and dumb.

It’s an amnesia comedy (an inherently tacky form), but in this case the amnesia was wedded to a neo-’50s caveman twist: Hawn’s character, who would have been described back then as a “rich bitch,” falls off her yacht and loses her memory, and she winds up being put to work as a domestic servant — in other words,
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'Overboard': Film Review

'Overboard': Film Review
Total amnesia as a comedic trope has been played out for decades, but it drags itself out of the depths for Overboard, a remake of Garry Marshall's 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell vehicle. Reversing gender roles to have Mexican comedy star Eugenio Derbez play the spoiled billionaire and Anna Faris the working-class mom who exploits him, first-time directors Bob Fisher and Rob Greenberg start off with a movie so dull it threatens to vanish from the viewer's memory before it's even finished. Things get better midway through, with the directors' screenplay finally playing to the talents of at least one of...
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'Overboard' Review: Rom-Com Remake Reverses Roles, Still Sinks Like a Stone

'Overboard' Review: Rom-Com Remake Reverses Roles, Still Sinks Like a Stone
What we have here is a Latin-infused remake of the 1987 romcom that starred Goldie Hawn as a bitchy heiress who take a spill off her yacht, suffers amnesia and falls for a poor carpenter (Kurt Russell) and his three kids. Who better than Anna Faris to take on the Hawn role for an update, right? Except, you see, she doesn't. This time, The House Bunny star is the one playing the carpenter – or in this case, a nurse in training.

And the snotty rich bastard? That role goes to Eugenio Derbez,
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Anna Faris Recalls 'Terrifying' Dinner with Goldie Hawn to Discuss Overboard Remake

Anna Faris Recalls 'Terrifying' Dinner with Goldie Hawn to Discuss Overboard Remake
Dinner with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell felt more like an inquisition for Anna Faris after the longtime couple heard the actress was starring in a remake of their 1987 film Overboard.

Faris described the slightly awkward encounter during an interview with her costar Eugenio Derbez on Monday’s episode of Today.

“I had a run-in with Kurt and Goldie, and Kurt said, ‘So we’re taking you to dinner because we hear that you’re doin’ our movie,'” the Mom star, 41, recalled.

Although she admitted it “felt terrifying,” Faris said the lovebirds talked about their amazing experience of working on the movie together.
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Al Pacino movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ‘Scent of a Woman’

Al Pacino movies: 25 greatest films ranked from worst to best, including ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Dog Day Afternoon,’ ‘Scent of a Woman’
This year Al Pacino may pick up his third career Emmy Award as Best Movie/Mini Actor for the HBO telefilm “Paterno.” He plays the title role of disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, whose successful 45-year career ended after his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was revealed to have been a child molester. Pacino previously won the same prize for “Angels in America” in 2004 and “You Don’t Know Jack” in 2010, and he was nominated once more for “Phil Spector” in 2013. But of course, most of Pacino’s career has been in film and not television. In honor of his latest small-screen achievement, let’s take a look back at some of his best big-screen performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Pacino’s 25 greatest films above, ranked from worst to best.

Pacino is an Academy Award winner for his cinematic work, but it took him 20 years and
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Marion Ross Reveals She and 'Happy Days' Co-Star Tom Bosley Didn't Get Along at First

On-screen, they were happily married Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham. But off-screen, Happy Days co-stars Marion Ross and Tom Bosley's relationship was tense at first. The two surprisingly didn't click "for a couple of years," Marion revealed to Megyn Kelly during an appearance on the Today show on Tuesday, April 3. "Either Tom Bosley had somebody else in mind right at the beginning... but I had a very small part at the beginning. My lines were like, ‘Oh, Howard,’ ‘Oh, children, you’re not eating,'" the 89-year-old actress explained. After the early seaons passed, however, Marion was able to learn how to get along with Tom. "So we had to work our way through that. Because I learned to love him, I loved him and we became very close friends," she added of her on-screen husband, who passed away in 2010. They went on to star side-by-side together for 11 seasons on the beloved sitcom.
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Garry Marshall Reflects on 'The Odd Couple' in a Recovered Interview (Exclusive)

The loss of writer/producer/occasional actor Garry Marshall in 2016 was something felt by anyone who is or ever has been a fan of Classic TV. Think about it: He got his start as a writer for Tonight Starring Jack Parr, but made the shift to writing sitcoms like Make Room for Daddy, Gomer Pyle: Usmc, The Lucy Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Love, American Style. Then he began creating or co-creating his own shows, some of which didn’t work (Hey, Landlord; Me and the Chimp, Blansky’s Beauties, Joanie Loves Chachi), and a lot that did. In terms of the latter, there was Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and, of course, The Odd Couple. In their time, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirely, and Mork & Mindy were huge, while The Odd Couple — based on Neil Simon’s play of the same name — struggled to
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Jack Whitehall Joins Dwayne Johnson In ‘Jungle Cruise’ Movie

British comedian Jack Whitehall has joined Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s planned The Jungle Cruise movie. The film, which will roll into production this May, is based on their legendary Disneyland ride. Emily Blunt is also amongst the cast of the movie, and Whitehall will board the project to play her brother.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay wrote the original screenplay with Michael Logan following it up with a rewrite. Variety reports that Jaume Collet-Serra is set to direct the big-screen version of the classic theme park attraction, which takes guests on a guided tour through the rivers of the world.

As we said, shooting starts in May for a 2019 release. Johnson was last seen in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which grossed a whopping $1 billion worldwide, and next has the giant monster movie Rampage. Whitehall has been seen in the likes of Garry Marshall’s Mother’s Day,
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‘Jungle Cruise’ Taps British Comedian Jack Whitehall to Star With Dwayne Johnson (Exclusive)

‘Jungle Cruise’ Taps British Comedian Jack Whitehall to Star With Dwayne Johnson (Exclusive)
Rising British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall will join Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise,” sources tell Variety.

Whitehall will play Blunt’s brother in the film — a key role in the storyline.

Jaume Collet-Serra is on board to direct the movie based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in several Disney Parks across the globe and takes guests on a guided tour through the rivers of the world. Oscar nominee Michael Green (“Logan”) penned the most recent draft of the script. He rewrote a screenplay by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

Disney plans to develop the film as a possible franchise in the vein of its billion-dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

John Davis and John Fox will produce via Davis Entertainment; Beau Flynn will produce with his FlynnPictureCo. banner; and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia will produce through Seven Bucks Productions.
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Robin Williams' Mork & Mindy Costar on His Alleged Sexual Antics on Set: 'I Never Took Offense'

Robin Williams' Mork & Mindy Costar on His Alleged Sexual Antics on Set: 'I Never Took Offense'
Robin WilliamsMork & Mindy costar Pam Dawber is opening up about her complicated on-set relationship with the late comedian.

In a new book about the actor’s life titled Robin, the former actress, 66, said Williams was “such a nice person” who had a “gigantic heart,” according to excerpts obtained by The Daily Mail.

“I really loved Robin and Robin really loved me. We just clicked,” she reportedly said in the upcoming biography.

However, Dawber also opened up about Williams’ alleged sexual behavior on the show, which helped skyrocket the actor to fame. “I had the grossest things done to me by him.
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Joe Carnahan's Producer made his feature debut, The Devil Takes A Holiday- Now on Amazon Prime! An interview w Leon Corcos...

Leon Corcos, though far from a household name, is a frequent Producer and collaborater with Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Stretch) and most recently Exec Produced Garry Marshall's star studded, swan song Mother's Day.  Leon produced Carnahan's debut feature Blood, Guts, Bullets, & Octane, BMW Films Ticker- starring Clive Owen and Don Cheadle, and Stretch starring Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, and Chris Pine... But, Corcos got his start in the solidly Indie genre of comedic horror a la his first feature, The Devil Takes A Holiday. After cutting his teeth on commercials and political spots in Sacramento, Leon took the plunge on his first feature in 1996 ( which garnered a feature piece in Film Threat magazine) and starred John Carpenter staple Victor Wong, character actors...

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