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Remembering 'Star Wars' Actor Alfie Curtis, Bugs Bunny Co-Creator Bob Givens and More Reel-Important People We Lost in December

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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Jack Blessing (1951-2017) - Actor. Best known for TV series including Moonlighting, he also appears in the movies Talladega Nights, Thirteen Days and Heaven's Gate. Recently he worked in Adr, doing voice work for Hell or High Water and the two parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. He actually died of pancreatic cancer on November 14. (THR) Conrad Brooks (1931-2017) - Actor. One of Ed Wood's regular actors, he plays a policeman in Plan 9 from Outer Space and also appears...

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Jack Blessing, Star of ‘Moonlighting’ and ‘The Naked Truth,’ Dies at 66

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Jack Blessing, Star of ‘Moonlighting’ and ‘The Naked Truth,’ Dies at 66
Jack Blessing, an actor best known for his roles on “Moonlighting,” “The Naked Truth” and “George Lopez,” died at his home in Chatsworth, California at age 66. Blessing’s death, which occurred on November 14, was confirmed in a Facebook post by his son, Ian Blessing, who told The Hollywood Reporter that his father had been battling pancreatic cancer. Blessing’s rep confirmed the cause of death in an email to TheWrap. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Blessing may be best remembered as MacGillicuddy from the 1980s crime dramedy “Moonlighting.” The character worked at the Blue Moon Detective Agency run
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 12 Admit-Four Family Packs to ‘ParaNorman’ From ‘Coraline’ Makers

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 12 admit-four family packs up for grabs for the advance movie screening of “ParaNorman” from the “Coraline” makers! Each family pack comes with four tickets to the advance screening plus a promotional pack full of fun kid items!

ParaNorman” stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Casey Affleck, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, Tucker Albrizzi, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Alex Borstein, Hannah Noyes and Jack Blessing from writer and director Chris Butler and director Sam Fell. The film opens on Aug. 17, 2012.

This advance movie screening is on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. To win your free “ParaNorman” family pack courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, get interactive with our unique Hookup technology directly below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete below, the higher yours odds of winning!
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DVD Review: Galaxy of Terror (Roger Corman’s Cult Classics)

Galaxy Of Terror

Roger Corman's Cult Classics

Blu-ray | DVD

Directed by Bruce D. Clark

Starring Edward Albert, Ray Walston, Grace Zabriskie, Bernard Behrens, Erin Moran, Robert Englund, Zalman King, Taaffe O’Connell, Sid Haig, Jack Blessing

Shout! Factory

Release Date: July 20, 2010

Until the rise of home video in the early 1980’s, the best place to get quality exploitation cinema was to fire up the car and head out for a night at your local drive-in theater or dilapidated grind house, and during the heyday of exploitation, Roger Corman was the king of unbeatable schlock.

Today the prolific producer/director is as much known for his ability to churn out low-budget B-movies that would always turn a profit thanks to a shrewd marketing strategy that the blockbuster filmmakers of today would take and run with for a while before perverting into blandness, as he is for discovering or at least
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Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: We come to bury 'Svu,' not to praise it

Now it’s official. Law & Order: Svu is on the crazy train, jumping tracks and stranding passengers in Nowheresville. Some of us (okay, mainly me) carped about Christine Lahti’s role as fill-in Ada Sonya Paxton from the beginning. When she wasn’t belittling Stabler (Christopher Meloni) she was sneering at Benson (Mariska Hargitay) or taunting suspects, all the while teary-eyed and callow. The character was inconsistent, insulting, and insufferable. Wednesday night we learned it was all, theoretically, because she’s a lush. Oh, let us rewind this one, because there was plenty to gnash at in this episode appropriately titled “Hammered.
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