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Film News Roundup: Tom Hanks to Present Alan Alda With SAG Life Achievement Award

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Film News Roundup: Tom Hanks to Present Alan Alda With SAG Life Achievement Award
In today’s film news roundup, Tom Hanks will present Alan Alda with a life achievement award, a new literary management company launches, and documentaries “Sharkwater Extinction” and “Pavarotti” are acquired.

Honors

Tom Hanks will present the SAG life achievement award to Alan Alda during the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 27.

Hanks and Alda starred together in Steven Spielberg’s 2015 thriller “Bridge of Spies” with Hanks portraying attorney James Donovan, representing captured spy Rudolf Abel, and Alda playing law firm partner Thomas Watters.

Alda is the 55th recipient of the SAG life achievement award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. The award is given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.”

The SAG Awards will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in a ceremony, hosted by Megan Mullally. The event will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS.
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Jack the Giant Killer

“From the land beyond beyond…” — oops, wrong movie. Kerwin Mathews battles Torin Thatcher once again, with Judi Meredith in a stunning double role as both a delicate heroine and her evil counterpart in a magician’s mirror. Plus more stop-motion monsters than one can throw a ten-league boot at! Boy, we’re coining phrases left and right here.

Jack the Giant Killer

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1962 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 94 + 91 min. / Street Date June 12, 2018 / Special Edition / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Torin Thatcher, Judi Meredith, Walter Burke, Don Beddoe, Barry Kelley, Dayton Lummis, Anna Lee, Roger Mobley, Tudor Owen.

Cinematography: David S. Horsley

Film Editor: Grant Whytock

Special Effects: Augie Lohman (practical), Howard A. Anderson (optical composites), Tim Baar, Wah Chang, Lloyd Vaughan, Gene Warren, Bill Brace, Jim Danforth, Tom Holland, Phil Kellison, David Pal (stop-motion animation).

Original Music: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter

Original Music Alternate musical version: musical
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The 100 Greatest Lost Hits Of The 80's!

Back at the beginning of July in the daily Briefs, I started the Official snicks Top 100 Lost Hits of The 80's, spotlighting the 100 greatest minor hits of that decade. The songs you don't hear on any 80's nostalgia show. Songs that missed the top ten, or top twenty ... or top forty, and over the last five months I hope some of these forgotten gems may have rung a long dormant bell, or for younger readers, provided a pop music history lesson.

Here is the complete list, including my favorite lost song of the decade. Thank you for taking this 80's road trip with me ... but it's not over yet! I'll be featuring a new Lost Hit once a week in the Wednesday Briefs, so the history lesson will continue!

Let the countdown commence, and remember ... keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars!

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AfterElton Briefs: Black Friday Madness, "Glee" Isn't a Turkey, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gets Channing Tatum's Approval

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"...and then Snicks killed Jacob, rescued his beloved Stevie, and there was much rejoicing in the world...."

Thanks to Campion for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Maxwell Caulfield (above) is 53, Bruce Vilanch is 64, Chris Hardwick is 41, Miley Cyrus is 20, Garret Dillahunt is 48, Christina Applegate is 41, Sarah Hyland is 22, and Amy Grant is 52. Below you can see Amy's first top 40 hit, "Find A Way," which peaked at #29 in July 1985, and was a runner-up on the Lost 100 list.

Why Gay Shoppers Should Hit Target, Abercrombie And Starbucks On Black Friday, according to the Hrc Buyer's Guide. "But the Trump Organization, Urban Outfitters and even Tupperware received considerably less favorable ratings.
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