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Abbi Jacobson On Her Princess Role in Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’: “She’s Flawed, Gets F-d Up”

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Abbi Jacobson On Her Princess Role in Netflix’s ‘Disenchantment’: “She’s Flawed, Gets F-d Up”
This is not your typical Disney princess tale.

Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson found herself attracted to Bean, the less-than-perfect princess at the center of Matt Groening’s animated comedy-fantasy series, Disenchantment.

“I would have auditioned for anything with Matt’s name on it. I didn’t know how great this would be,” said Jacobson in comments today during the Television Critics Association press tour. “Bean is a different princess. She’s flawed and gets fucked up. I find it so relatable.”

The 10-episode series, which debuts Aug. 17, follows the misadventures of Bean and the gang which are voiced by a notable cast of comedic actors. Jacobson is joined by Nat Faxon and Eric Andre voice Elfo and Luci respectively.

“It’s the role I was born to play,” said Andre, “He’s an instigator. He’s the literal and figurative devil on her shoulder, and I am a demon from hell in real life.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Blu ray

Kino Lorber Home Video

1938 / 1.33:1 / Street Date July 10, 2018

Starring Tommy Kelly, May Robson, Marcia Mae Jones

Cinematography by James Wong Howe

Directed by Norman Taurog

Though Hemingway suggested “all modern American literature” comes from Huckleberry Finn, a case could be made for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as the great American campfire tale.

David Selznick’s picaresque film version of Mark Twain’s bucolic farce plays out through the producer’s rose-colored glasses – an elegy to “the beautiful past, the dear and lamented past.” The brisk adaptation by screenwriter John Weaver (only 91 minutes) is a laundry list of Tom’s greatest hits – his graveyard vigil with Huck Finn, the pirate escapade, the hair-raising cavern finale – all are adventures ingrained in the collective unconscious of most sentient human beings – even those who never cracked a book.

Directed by Norman Taurog, a man who specialized
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Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Premiere Recap: 'This Is Not Home'

Orange Is the New Black Season 6 Premiere Recap: 'This Is Not Home'
Warning: The following contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black Season 6, Episode 1. Looking for the previous Orange Is the New Black recap? Click here.

Orange Is the New Black heads to max in Season 6, which was first released on Friday. The premiere episode, titled “Who Knows Better Than I,” catches us up with most of the inmates we last saw awaiting capture in the basement bunker. They’ve since been placed in administrative segregation since getting caught.

The episode starts off on a playful note. We pan in on Suzanne, who’s in her cell talking to an imaginary friend.
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The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) 4K Restorations Coming to Blu-ray This October from Kino Lorber

Before the influential Kolchak: The Night Stalker series aired on ABC in the mid-’70s, Darren McGavin brought the titular investigative reporter to life for the first time in the 1972 TV movie The Night Stalker, which is getting a 4K restoration Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber this October, along with its 1973 sequel, The Night Strangler.

Announced on Facebook and Twitter, The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler Blu-rays will be released on October 2nd in the Us. Each release will come with a new 4K restoration, a new audio commentary with film historian Tim Lucas, and other new special features.

Below, we have the announcements from Kino Lorber, as well as a look at the new cover art by Sean Phillips. Let us know if you'll be adding these releases to your home media collection, and in case you missed it, read Scott Drebit's It Came From the Tube column
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Goblins, Monsters, Brown Loafers and Paranoid Schizophrenia: The true nature of Labyrinth

Tom Jolliffe goes deep underground in the Labyrinth to uncover a darker underbelly…

Having recently celebrated a 32nd anniversary, the cult kids classic, Labyrinth has grown in reputation over the years. Initially an unsuccessful theatrical release, critically dismissed (as many kids films tended to be then), it has spent the best part of 32 years invading the brain stems of cinefans, through video, TV, DVD and more recently specialist screenings and re-releases. Labyrinth is now a huge cult film with a massive following. From those who grew up in the 80’s and having seen it upon it’s initial creation, to the new audiences who pick it up along the way.

It’s not just new kids it enraptures these days either. Whilst on the surface it is a kids film, it has a wickedly impish sense of humour from the dry, sarcastic delivery of David Bowie as chief villain of the piece,
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‘The Wizard of Oz’ Animated Film Will Retell the Story From Toto’s Perspective

‘The Wizard of Oz’ Animated Film Will Retell the Story From Toto’s Perspective
Ever watched The Wizard of Oz and thought: this could be better if it was told entirely from the perspective of Dorothy’s dog, Toto? Well you’re in luck because Warner Bros. is developing an animated film based on Michael Morpurgo‘s children’s book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz. Because let’s be honest, we could […]

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Oscars flashback: ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ is first Disney winner in Best Original Song

Oscars flashback: ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ is first Disney winner in Best Original Song
This article marks Part 2 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the Academy Awards winners.

The 1940 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Down Argentine Way” from “Down Argentine Way”

Who Am I” from “Hit Parade of 1941”

“It’s a Blue World” from Music in My Heart”

“When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio

“Only Forever” from “Rhythm on the River”

Love of My Life” from “Second Chorus”

“Waltzing in the Clouds” from “Spring Parade”

“Our Love Affair” from “Strike Up the Band

“I’d Know You Anywhere” from “You’ll Find Out”

Won and should’ve won: “When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio”

Let’s take a moment to stare in wonder at the star-studded nature of this line-up.
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The Wizard of Oz’s Toto to get his own animated Oz feature

Warner Bros. has snapped up the film rights to War Horse author Michael Morpurgo’s Toto, a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from the perspective of Dorothy’s faithful canine companion.

The studio has tapped Mark Burton to pen the script for an animated adaptation of the book, which will be executive produced by Jared Stern, writer on The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie.

Toto becomes the latest addition to the Warner Animation Group slate, which includes Smallfoot, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Billion Brick Race, Scooby and Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.

Via THR

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Point of view by Anne-Katrin Titze

Whit Stillman on overcoming drawing a "blank" for ‪The Last Days Of Disco‬: "I was very helped by the fact that a magazine sent me Anthony Haden-Guest's book about Studio 54 to review."

In the final instalment of my conversation with Whit Stillman we go on a "magical" stroll connecting Fred Astaire and Joan Fontaine in George Stevens's A Damsel In Distress to Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody in Whit's Damsels In Distress, Ryan Paris's Dolce Vita, Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Matt Keeslar, Mackenzie Astin, and a Dean Martin song in The Last Days Of Disco.

The director/screenwriter talks about adapting Jane Austen's Lady Susan for Love & Friendship, the possible influence of his children on The Wizard Of Oz costumes turning up in his films, and a Peter Afterman comment about baroque music and Jamaican music that matches for Whit a Procol Harum Whiter
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Former 'Little Women: La' Star Brittney Guzman Is Living Her Best Life as a Jack of All Trades

Despite the fact that Brittney Guzman only appeared on Little Women: La for one season, she left quite the lasting impression on fans. However, in the years following her 2015 departure from the hit reality series, the former TLC starlet has remained mostly off the radar. Which begs the question: What has Brittney been up to?! For starters, the 25-year-old describes herself as an "actor, model, and dancer" on Instagram. Pretty impressive, right? So, let’s break down each. Since her role on Little Women, Brittney hasn’t completely abandoned TV. In fact, she appeared on Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race during a special Little Women: La episode. The theme was The Wizard of Oz and it was magical. She absolutely killed it in an all-green ensemble — wig and makeup included! A post shared by The Real Freakabritt
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Who stole the ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz? Watch our exclusive clip as Expedition Unknown’s Josh Gates gets on the case

The theft of the ruby red slippers from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz stands as one of the most infamous thefts of iconic Hollywood memorabilia. The ruby slippers were worn by Judy Garland when she played Dorothy Gale in MGM’s 1929 film. An unknown number of pairs were made during the making of the movie, but at least five pairs are known to have survived. They are considered one of the most valuable items of movie memorabilia in history. The slippers that were stolen were swiped from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in August 2005. […]

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Oscars flashback: Gold Derby celebrates 84 years of Best Original Song at the Academy Awards

At the seventh Oscar ceremony in 1934, the academy introduced three new categories: Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Original Song. The latter race had a mere three nominees that first year, with “The Continental,” performed by the incomparable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in “The Gay Divorcee,” taking home the inaugural prize. Over the years to follow, the category would balloon in size, reaching a chaotic all-time high of 14 nominees at the 1945 Oscars, before contracting down to the five nominees seen in the vast majority of years since.

The category has produced a remarkable variety of Academy Awards winners, from the timeless likes of “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) to bold, contemporary fare like “Lose Yourself” from “8 Mile” (2002) and “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from “Hustle & Flow” (2005). There are the beloved champions from animated features too,
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2018 May Be the Best Summer for Movies Ever

2018 May Be the Best Summer for Movies Ever
For kids of the 1980s it might seem like we had the best time at the movies ever. More to the point, in our quest for the never-ending summer, it appeared like the movies we watched were never going to stop being made. And they haven't been. They've just gotten bigger budgets, better production values, and, in some cases, better actors. None of this is more present than in the 2018 Summer Movie Season.

There's no denying such films as Meatballs, Stand By Me, Cloak & Dagger, Dirty Dancing, Caddyshack, Red Dawn, Friday the 13th, The Flamingo Kid, and many other films from the 1980s are classics. And there have certainly been excellent summer movie seasons in the 1990s, the 2000s, and other decades. However, 2018 has them All beat by miles.

Many of you are going to argue with me. You are going to be outraged by my claims and call
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Beth Chapman Plays a Hilariously Cute Joke on Her Husband Dog the Bounty Hunter!

Nothing wrong with a little fun! Fans absolutely love Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman's relationship with his wife Beth Chapman, and former reality TV stars are always sharing updates on their lives with fans on social media. In Beth's most recent photo, she snapped a hilariously cute shot of Dog wearing the Snapchat dog filter — and she posted it on Instagram without Dog knowing. "Rotflol shhhh nobody tell him... posting for a friend," the 50-year-old wrote in her caption. We honestly can't tell which is our favorite part — the dog filter, the fact that Dog is still wearing her signature sunglasses, or his unbottoned shirt. Fans flooded the comments with their own reactions to the photo. "Looks like the lion [from] The Wizard of Oz," one fan wrote, while another commented, "Lol Beth [you're] bad but funny." Rotflol shhhh nobody tell him ... posting for a friend #dogandbeth #funny #ihadto A post
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Liza Minnelli Doesn’t ‘Approve Nor Sanction’ Upcoming Renee Zellweger Judy Garland Biopic

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Liza Minnelli Doesn’t ‘Approve Nor Sanction’ Upcoming Renee Zellweger Judy Garland Biopic
Liza Minnelli does not “approve nor sanction” Renee Zellweger’s upcoming film about her mother Judy Garland, and took to Facebook to share a Radar Online story that was “100 percent fiction.”

“I have never met nor spoken to Renee Zellweger,” Minnelli wrote on Facebook on Thursday. “I don’t know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film about Judy Garland in any way. Any reports to the contrary are 100 percent fiction.”

The caption accompanied a Radar Online post that was titled, “Renee Zellweger Bonds With Liza Minnelli While Playing Mom Judy Garland in Biopic.” The story has since been removed from the site.

Also Read: Renee Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic Finds Home With Ld Entertainment, Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions and Ld Entertainment are distributing “Judy,” which will be directed by Tony-nominated and two-time Olivier-winner Rupert Goold. The script was written by Tom Edge
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‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on the Revolutionary Show’s ‘Wizard of Oz’-Inspired Sexy Tiger Man

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‘Dietland’: Marti Noxon on the Revolutionary Show’s ‘Wizard of Oz’-Inspired Sexy Tiger Man
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “Dietland” Season 1, Episode 3, “Y Not.”]

When IndieWire first spoke to “Dietland” creator Marti Noxon about her new AMC dark comedy, she mentioned a number of influences on the show. But while the premise has elicited more than one comparison to a lady version of “Fight Club,” Noxon’s go-to inspiration was “The Wizard of Oz,” specifically in how it visually represented the journey of self-discovery for Plum (Joy Nash).

“When I kept talking about visual references, I was like, I don’t want it to be one of these gray shows,” she said. “I don’t want it to be all blue saturated. I want it to be like a technicolor. It has a kind of musical quality. There are drab places, but then there are these other places that are just hyper-colored. Plum starts in kind of Kansas, but where she ends up should be over the rainbow. It should be colorful,
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'The Wizard of Oz' Actor Jerry Maren Was Proud of the Masterpiece He Helped Create (Guest Column)

'The Wizard of Oz' Actor Jerry Maren Was Proud of the Masterpiece He Helped Create (Guest Column)
With the death of 98-year-old Jerry Maren, the last of the little people who portrayed Munchkins in MGM’s 1939 Technicolor masterpiece The Wizard of Oz, an era truly did vanish. The Boston-born Maren was the longest living of the 124 proportionately correct little people (commonly called and credited as “midgets” back then) to dance along the Yellow Brick Road.

But it’s some kind of magic the way Maren, probably the most famous of all the little ones in the film fantasy, ended up the sole survivor — not a background player or soldier or nondescript Munchkin with a crazy ...
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Jerry Maren, Last Living ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin, Dies At 98

Actor Jerry Maren, whose real name is Gerard Marenghi, has died at 98 years old. His most well-known role was in the iconic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Jerry Maren, The Wizard Of Oz‘S Last Surviving Munchkin, Dies When Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) was whisked away to the fantastical Land of Oz, she landed in Munchkinland, […]

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Last Living 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Jerry Maren Dead at 98

Last Living 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin Jerry Maren Dead at 98
Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from The Wizard of Oz, has died at the age of 98.

TMZ reports that Maren died last week at a San Diego nursing care facility, where the actor had spent the past few years as he battled dementia, and was laid to rest over the weekend at Los Angeles' Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Maren was 18 and newly arrived in Hollywood when he was cast along with over 100 other little people to portray "munchkins" in the big-screen adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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Jerry Maren Dies: Last Surviving ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Munchkin Was 98

Jerry Maren Dies: Last Surviving ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Munchkin Was 98
Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from The Wizard of Oz – he represented the Lollipop Guild, memorably presenting Judy Garland’s Dorothy with a large, red and white swirled lollipop just before she and Toto headed off to see the Wizard – has died. Maren was 98, according to reports.

Maren passed away last week at a San Diego nursing care facility, according to TMZ, which broke the story. The actor was buried last weekend at Forest Lawn in Hollywood.

Maren was one of more than 100 little people cast to populate the 1939 MGM film’s Munchkinland, and distinguished himself as one of the three grimacing, shuffling, tough-boy Lollipop Guild Munchkins. In one of the film’s most charming moments, he shyly handed Dorothy the giant candy to thank her for dropping a house on a witch.

Though the actor also appeared on The Twilight Zone, Bewitched and Seinfeld, among others, his Munchkin
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