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Tribeca 2019 Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now with the Final Cut + Reality Bites, Say Anything…and This Is Spinal Tap

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As well as showcasing new movies from the likes of Danny Boyle, Joe Berlinger and Mary Harron, Tribeca 2019 will also host a series of special anniversary screenings of landmark films, reuniting the casts and filmmakers for post-screening discussions. Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will debut at the festival, while there will also be screenings of Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything…, Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites and This Is Spinal Tap directed by Rob Reiner. James Kleinmann takes a look at the Tribeca anniversary screenings lineup for HeyUGuys.

Credit: Francis Ford Coppola and Vittorio Storaro. Apocalypse Now – 40th Anniversary & Restoration at Tribeca 2019.

Apocalypse Now – 40th Anniversary & Restoration

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning Apocalypse Now Tribeca will debut a newly restored 4K Ultra HD version of the film, entitled Apocalypse Now: Final Cut. Fans of the Vietnam War epic will be treated to
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The Simpsons Season 30 Episode 19 Review: Girl's in the Band

Oh my gosh, it's bearable. Lisa puts on a philharmonic-level performance on The Simpsons season 30, episode 19, "Girl's in the Band."

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This The Simpsons review contains spoilers.

The Simpsons: Season 30 Episode 19

The Simpsons, season 30, Episode 19, "Girl's in the Band" hits all the right notes, especially the blue ones. The family dynamic is explored on a more intimate and insider-informed way. Outside characters are filled in and a fantastic new character is introduced, though we'll probably never see him again because he's a sixty minute drive from Springfield to Capital City.

That is the journey of the episode. Lisa's talent is recognized and she is called to play in the big little leagues. Someday she might even play for Utah Jazz, but that's a different instrument entirely. Not onlike whatever it is Millhouse plays in the Springfield Elementary School band. "Girl's in the Band" is filled with tributes. It opens with
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Tribeca 2019 to Reunite ‘In Living Color,’ Preview ‘Mr. Robot’ as Part of Growing TV Lineup at Annual Fest

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Tribeca 2019 to Reunite ‘In Living Color,’ Preview ‘Mr. Robot’ as Part of Growing TV Lineup at Annual Fest
This April, the Tribeca Film Festival continues its tradition of incorporating the rich landscape of television into its lineup, with a series of premieres, reunions, and conversations that will bring together America’s favorite animated family, the world’s most notorious hacker, and the sketch comedy series that launched a generation of comedians.

In terms of reunions, the Tribeca TV lineup will reunite the cast of “In Living Color,” including cast members Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Rosie Perez, and David Alan Grier, and also bring together, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of “The Simpsons,” James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Matt Selman, Al Jean, and Harry Shearer for a panel moderated by Yeardley Smith.

Meanwhile, making their world premieres at the festival will be the upcoming series “The Boys,” executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the HBO docudrama “Chernobyl,” Netflix’s animated comedy
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HBO’s 'Chernobyl', Nat Geo’s 'The Hot Zone' among TV premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

HBO’s 'Chernobyl', Nat Geo’s 'The Hot Zone' among TV premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
Festival sets cast reunions for The Simpsons, In Living Color.

The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its line-up of TV screenings on Monday (18) including the world premieres of Amazon’s dark superhero comedy The Boys, fact-based drama series Chernobyl from HBO, and The Hot Zone from Nat Geo.

The full TV line-up at the New York festival, this year running from April 24-May 5, takes in eight series premieres, two season premieres, a feature documentary, and five independent pilots.

Other series getting world premieres at the event are Netflix’s animated comedy Tuca & Bertie and HBO’s Duplass brothers docuseries On
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Rob Reiner movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Princess Bride,’ ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ ‘When Harry Met Sally’

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Rob Reiner movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Princess Bride,’ ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ ‘When Harry Met Sally’
Rob Reiner celebrates his 72nd birthday on March 6, 2019. The multi-hyphenate has excelled both in front of and behind the camera for over 50 years, starting as an actor before moving into directing. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Reiner was born into the business as the son of performer Estelle Reiner and comedian Carl Reiner, creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” He shot to fame on television with his role as Mike “Meathead” Stivic, the liberal son-in-law to buffoonish bigot Archie Bunker (Caroll O’Connor) on “All in the Family.” The series brought him two Emmys as Best Comedy Supporting Actor (1974 and 1978). His victory, in fact, made the show the first to ever win acting prizes for all four of its leads, with O’Connor and Jean Stapleton prevailing in lead and Sally Struthers in supporting.
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Rob Reiner movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Rob Reiner movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Rob Reiner celebrates his 72nd birthday on March 6, 2019. The multi-hyphenate has excelled both in front of and behind the camera for over 50 years, starting as an actor before moving into directing. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films as a director, ranked worst to best.

Reiner was born into the business as the son of performer Estelle Reiner and comedian Carl Reiner, creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” He shot to fame on television with his role as Mike “Meathead” Stivic, the liberal son-in-law to buffoonish bigot Archie Bunker (Caroll O’Connor) on “All in the Family.” The series brought him two Emmys as Best Comedy Supporting Actor (1974 and 1978). His victory, in fact, made the show the first to ever win acting prizes for all four of its leads, with O’Connor and Jean Stapleton prevailing in lead and Sally Struthers in supporting.
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The Simpsons: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 31 on Fox?

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Is it time for Springfield, USA to close up shop? Has The Simpsons TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 31st season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Simpsons, season 31. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?

What's This TV Show About?

Airing on the Fox television network, The Simpsons stars the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer. Now the longest-running American sitcom, the show revolves around working stiff Homer Simpson (Castellaneta), his understanding wife Marge (Kavner), delinquent son Bart (Cartwright), intellectual daughter Lisa (Smith), infant Maggie, and their Springfield friends and neighbors.

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The Simpsons: Season 30 Viewer Votes

Are Homer and family still worth watching in the 30th season of the The Simpsons TV show on Fox? As we know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like The Simpsons is cancelled or renewed for season 31. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because of that, many viewers are frustrated their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered before a show is cancelled or renewed. So, we invite you to rate all of the season 30 episodes of The Simpsons.

An animated comedy series on Fox, The Simpsons stars the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer. Now the longest-running American sitcom, the show revolves around working stiff Homer Simpson (Castellaneta), his understanding wife Marge (Kavner), delinquent son Bart (Cartwright), intellectual daughter Lisa (Smith), infant Maggie, and their Springfield friends
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The Simpsons: Season 30 Ratings

Who could have envisioned that animated segments on The Tracey Ullman Show would become a regular Fox series that would still be on the air 30 years later? Some have suggested that The Simpsons has now run out of gas but many felt that way 10 or 20 years ago and it remains one of the network's top-rated shows. Is The Simpsons sure to be renewed for season 31 or, could it potentially be cancelled? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

An animated comedy series on Fox, The Simpsons stars the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer. Now the longest-running American sitcom, the show revolves around working stiff Homer Simpson (Castellaneta), his understanding wife Marge (Kavner), delinquent son Bart (Cartwright), intellectual daughter Lisa (Smith), infant Maggie, and their Springfield friends and neighbors.

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‘The Simpsons’ Renewed For Seasons 31 and 32

‘The Simpsons’ Renewed For Seasons 31 and 32
The Simpsons has been renewed by Fox for a 31st and 32nd season, which will bring them to a record-shattering 713 episodes by the end of the deal. “Woo hoo! 32 Seasons!” Homer Simpson said in a statement. “Watch your back Meet the Press.”

Read: 150 Best ‘Simpsons’ Episodes

And while they’re likely to never catch up to the 70 season run of Meet The Press, The Simpsons is still the longest running scripted prime-time series in the history of American television. They pulled ahead of Gunsmoke in April of 2018, though the classic
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‘The Simpsons’ Renewed for Seasons 31 and 32 on Fox

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Fox will stay in business with its animated first family, “The Simpsons,” well after Homer and Marge move over to Disney.

The network has renewed the long-running sitcom for two more seasons — numbers 31 and 32, respectively — which will push the show past the 700-episode mark.

The two-year pickup keeps Fox in business with one of its biggest TV franchises as it readies its move over to Disney once the company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets is closed in the next few months. Disney is set to get “The Simpsons” studio 20th Century Fox, which also owns fellow animated sitcom, “Family Guy.”

Also Read: 20 Years After Its Debut, 'Family Guy' Showrunners Explain How Those Cutaways Keep the Show Fresh

The show is already the longest-running scripted series in TV history, surpassing “Gunsmoke” last season. It first debuted in 1989, during George H.W. Bush’s presidency.
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Bob Einstein: ‘Unforgettable’ Comic Remembered by Larry David, Patton Oswalt, and More

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Bob Einstein: ‘Unforgettable’ Comic Remembered by Larry David, Patton Oswalt, and More
Some of Hollywood’s top comedians are remembering the life and career of Bob Einstein, the comic actor known for his characters Super Dave Osborne and Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” who died Wednesday at 76.

“Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on ‘Curb.’ It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him,” Larry David said in a statement. “There was no one like him, as he told us again and again. We’re all in a state of shock.”

Einstein’s brother, writer-director-actor Albert Brooks, called him “a great brother, father and husband,” but also a “brilliantly funny man.” In addition to his work on TV, several comedians also held up Einstein’s scene in the Brooks-directed comedy “Modern Romance” as a clerk at a running store calmly pressuring Brooks into spending a fortune on running gear
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George H.W. Bush Dead at 94

George H.W. Bush, who served as President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, has died at the age of 94.

The former President’s office confirmed the news with a statement on Friday night:

Statement by the Office of George H. W. Bush on the passing of the 41st President of the United States of America this evening at 10:10pm Ct at the age of 94. pic.twitter.com/XUPgha2aUW

Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 1, 2018

A World War II veteran who served as ambassador to the United Nations and director of the CIA, Bush was elected Vice President in 1980 as
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When Harry Met Sally 30th Anniversary Reunion Will Kick Off TCM Film Festival

When Harry Met Sally 30th Anniversary Reunion Will Kick Off TCM Film Festival
Rob Reiner's 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... is being honored at the annual TCM Classic Film Festival. To celebrate, Reiner will reunite with stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan for a one-off event after a screening on April 11th, 2019. The romantic comedy will be celebrating its 30th anniversary as Turner Classic Movies celebrates its 25th anniversary on the air and its 10th anniversary for the festival itself. The 2019 theme is Follow Your Heart: Love At The Movies.

When Harry Met Sally was met with critical acclaim upon its release in the summer of 1989. The movie was released with a small promotional campaign, and was hoping for word-of-mouth success, which is what happened. Ben Mankiewicz, TCM primetime anchor and official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival had this to say about the special reunion.

"There are romantic comedies - and then there's When Harry Met Sally. The chemistry
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Billion-Dollar Director Peter Segal Keeps the Laughs Coming With ‘Second Act’

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Billion-Dollar Director Peter Segal Keeps the Laughs Coming With ‘Second Act’
Director Peter Segal is not a household name, and to hear him tell it, that’s by design. But the 56-year-old Hollywood veteran is one of the directors most responsible for the evolution of movie comedies over the past two decades, with a seemingly preternatural sense of what moviegoers want. Segal’s films, which include a couple of cult classics and some of Adam Sandler’s biggest hits, have grossed more than $1 billion wordwide, the majority grossing more than $100 million each.

Segal’s latest film, “Second Act,” stars Jennifer Lopez and hits theaters Dec. 21.

Consider this praise from fellow funnyman Judd Apatow. “Pete is one of the few directors who knows how to balance hard comedy and emotional storytelling,” Apatow says. “His films are always moving and hilarious. People always want that magical combination.”

Agrees Segal’s longtime agent, Adam Kanter, “Pete’s films are successful, not only because they are entertaining,
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Ricky Jay, Boogie Nights and Deadwood Star, Master Magician, Dies at 72

Ricky Jay, Boogie Nights and Deadwood Star, Master Magician, Dies at 72
Legendary magician and actor Ricky Jay has passed away. He was 72-years old. Jay died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday from natural causes. Ricky has been hailed as one of the greatest sleight of hand artists of all time, and was known for his crazy card and memory tricks. He was listed at one time in the Guinness Book of Records for throwing a playing card 190 feet at 90 miles per hour. In addition to his magic work, Jay was also a gifted writer, actor, and consultant.

Little is known about Richard Jay Potash's early life. He was born June 26th, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York. He didn't speak about his childhood very much at all to the public. He only spoke about his parents one time, and it was a funny story about switching his dad's toothpaste with Brylcreem. His grandfather, Max Kurtz, was an accountant and an amateur magician on the side,
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You’ll Never Guess Which Simpsons Voice Actor was On the Beach in Jaws—Kind Of

The eagle-eyed administrators at The Daily Jaws Twitter account noticed that a certain prominent Simpsons actor appeared on the film’s IMDb Page: Harry Shearer, who lends his voice characters including Ned Flanders, Montgomery Burns, Reverend Lovejoy, Waylon Smithers, Dr. Hibbert, and even the stoned-out bus driver Otto Mann (bet you never knew his last name […] The post You’ll Never Guess Which Simpsons Voice Actor was On the Beach in Jaws—Kind Of appeared first on Dread Central.
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The Unbelievable Story of Jamie Lee Curtis' Mysterious Marriage to Christopher Guest

The Unbelievable Story of Jamie Lee Curtis' Mysterious Marriage to Christopher Guest
Once upon a time, Jamie Lee Curtis was smitten by the singer from Spinal Tap. Suffice it to say, thank goodness she didn't fall for their drummer. Because, you know, spontaneous combustion. The daughter of screen legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh was sitting in her living room in May of 1984 with her friend Debra Hill, a co-writer and producer of Halloween, the pioneering 1978 horror flick that established Curtis as reigning "scream queen," when she saw a picture of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer (all out of character) in Rolling Stone. Cyndi Lauper was on the cover. "I looked at the man on the right, wearing a plaid shirt and a waggish...
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Spinal Tap Will Reunite for 35th Anniversary Screening at Tribeca

Spinal Tap Will Reunite for 35th Anniversary Screening at Tribeca
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer are getting the band back together for the 35th anniversary of This is Spinal Tap. The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is set to hold special screenings for the iconic mockumentary as well the 25th anniversary of Reality Bites, which will also feature a reunion of the cast. The annual festival takes place April 24th through May 5th, 2019, and this year is looking to be a pretty memorable one to celebrate the festival's 18th anniversary as well.

The Spinal Tap reunion is being billed a one-night-only event in which Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer will perform as themselves to pay tribute to This is Spinal Tap. It's kind of a bummer that they won't be appearing as Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins and Derek Smalls, but they'll make up for it when they sit down with director Rob Reiner to discuss the legendary comedy and its long-lasting legacy.
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‘Spinal Tap,’ ‘Reality Bites’ Reunions Highlight 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

‘Spinal Tap,’ ‘Reality Bites’ Reunions Highlight 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
A full-band reunion of the This Is Spinal Tap cast and a 25th anniversary celebration of Reality Bites will headline the special programming at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 24th to May 5th.

This Is Spinal Tap stars and creators Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and director Rob Reiner will be in attendance for a 35th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking rock mockumentary, with “a special musical performance” and conversation to follow after the screening. “Spinal Tap proves there is definitely a fine line between stupid and clever,
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