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Six Things You Might Not Know About Tim Burton’s Batman

Luke Owen looks at a few things you might not know about Tim Burton’s Batman…

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman (or Batman ’89 as it’s known nowadays). It was a movie that changed the landscape of comic book movies, broke the mould that came before it and wrote the blueprint for how to market a summer blockbuster.

To celebrate this occasion, let’s look at some things about the movie you may not have known.

And if you think we’re joking, just look at our face. Do we look like we’re joking?

1. The film was nearly totally different

After the success of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Motion Picture, Warner Bros. started work on script for a Batman movie in 1980.

Tom Mankiewicz (who had an uncredited writing role on Superman: The Motion Picture) wrote a script that was very light in tone
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Eddie Murphy Reunites with His Golden Child & Trading Places Co-Stars

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Eddie Murphy Reunites with His Golden Child & Trading Places Co-Stars
Fans of Eddie Murphy's early work from the 1980's should appreciate this story. This weekend, Eddie Murphy was present at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the premiere of his newest movie Dolemite Is My Name, where he had the opportunity to reunite with two of his '80s co-stars - J. L. Reate and Jamie Lee Curtis. At the THR at Tiff lounge, Murphy and The Golden Child co-star J. L. Reate reunited for a photograph posted to Twitter, and the result is glorious. After over 30 years since the movie's release in theaters, it's awesome to see the two together again, and you can take a look at the reunion below.

Time for a double take. Over 30 years later, #DolemiteIsMyName star #EddieMurphy reunites with ‘The Golden Child’ at the #THRatTIFF lounge pic.twitter.com/qN5bT4ci6V

Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 8, 2019

Released in 1986, The Golden Child
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Eddie Murphy Planning Return To Stand-Up Comedy In 2020

Look who’s back! Famed comedian Eddie Murphy is planning to launch his career revitalization by hosting Saturday Night Live later this season. The comeback will then continue with a Netflix movie entitled Dolemite Is My Name and the highly-anticipated sequel Coming to America 2. Following all that, though, the actor will come full circle to return to where it all started out for him: the stand-up stage.

The 58-year-old is in talks with the aforementioned streaming service to stand behind the mic for the first time in decades. Netflix sounds like they’re offering him a zaftig amount of money to perform a stand-up special or two as well as $70 million for a couple hours of hilarity is nothing to sneeze at, even for a guy whose net worth is around $120 million. Plus, these routines will definitely be the talk of the entertainment industry upon their release. If they’re
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Which overdue lead actor might finally find gold at the end of Oscar season — Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy or Joaquin Phoenix? [Poll]

Which overdue lead actor might finally find gold at the end of Oscar season — Antonio Banderas, Eddie Murphy or Joaquin Phoenix? [Poll]
One of the best things about the Academy Awards is that, unlike the Golden Globes with its two sets of lead actor and actress lineups, is that genres don’t matter when it comes to the four acting categories. Therefore, it is a more meaningful honor. But it also makes getting recognition for worthy work can be more difficult.

That often creates a pool of performers who have had several nominations but no wins. Or someone who always comes in sixth on the ballot and has yet to receive any gilded acclaim. If you check out Gold Derby’s combined Oscar odds, there are more than a few lead actors in the running who fit these descriptions that pop right out. Here is the list of the overdue according to their standing on the prediction site:

No. 3: Antonio Banderas,”Pain and Glory”: The Spanish heartthrob has already won
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John Landis movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Animal House,’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Trading Places’

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John Landis movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Animal House,’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Trading Places’
John Landis celebrates his 69th birthday on August 3, 2019. Despite his many career ups and downs, the director has created a number of classics across several different genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 10 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1950, Landis made his filmmaking debut with the micro-budget creature feature “Schlock” (1973), in which he also starred as an apeman terrorizing a Southern California suburb. It was the first collaboration between him and makeup maestro Rick Baker, who went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Makeup for the director’s “An American Werewolf in London” (1981).

SEEDan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Landis had his greatest successes with comedies, starting with the sketch compilation “The Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977), written by the “Airplane!” trio of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. He went on to helm
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John Landis movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best

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John Landis movies: 10 greatest films ranked worst to best
John Landis celebrates his 69th birthday on August 3, 2019. Despite his many career ups and downs, the director has created a number of classics across several different genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 10 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1950, Landis made his filmmaking debut with the micro-budget creature feature “Schlock” (1973), in which he also starred as an apeman terrorizing a Southern California suburb. It was the first collaboration between him and makeup maestro Rick Baker, who went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Makeup for the director’s “An American Werewolf in London” (1981).

Landis had his greatest successes with comedies, starting with the sketch compilation “The Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977), written by the “Airplane!” trio of Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. He went on to helm the box office smashes “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978), “The Blues Brothers
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Eddie Murphy May Return To Stand-Up With $70 Million Netflix Deal

Don’t call it a comeback!

Eddie Murphy is reportedly in talks with Netflix to grace the stage for the first time in decades. The streaming service is reportedly offering the legendary comedian somewhere in the ballpark of $70 million to perform a stand-up special or two. While Murphy isn’t exactly hurting for money, it’s hard for anyone to turn down that kind of dough. An event like this could be exactly what the notorious funnyman needs to accelerate his upcoming return to Hollywood, too.

The 58-year-old was once the most hilarious man in the world. His comedy specials Raw and Delirious are often heralded as some of the funniest stand-ups of all-time. Murphy’s film career was just as iconic as well, headlined by movies like Coming to America, Trading Places, The Nutty Professor, Dr. Doolittle, Norbit, Daddy Day Care, Dreamgirls, the Shrek franchise and more.

Since then,
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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
On July 1, 2019, actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd will celebrate his 67th birthday as his native Canada celebrates its 152nd. The actor has had a long and steady career ever since he first began doing improvisational comedy with the famed Second City troupe in both their Chicago and Toronto theaters.

Fame came to Aykoyd when he was hired for what seemed like a low expectations comedy/variety show NBC was beginning for late Saturday evenings. “Saturday Night Live” became a bit of a phenomenon launching all the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” (as the cast was called) into stardom. Aykroyd along with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris suddenly found themselves among the most talked about television stars working in the business.

SEEBill Murray movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

Aykroyd and Belushi became especially close friends during the series
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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Dan Aykroyd movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
On July 1, 2019, actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd will celebrate his 67th birthday. The actor has had a long and steady career ever since he first began doing improvisational comedy with the famed Second City troupe in both their Chicago and Toronto theaters.

Fame came to Aykoyd when he was hired for what seemed like a low expectations comedy/variety show NBC was beginning for late Saturday evenings. “Saturday Night Live” became a bit of a phenomenon launching all the original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” (as the cast was called) into stardom. Aykroyd along with Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris suddenly found themselves among the most talked about television stars working in the business.

Aykroyd and Belushi became especially close friends during the series run and began working in films together such as “Neighbors,” “The Blues Brothers” and potentially “Ghostbusters,” but
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Eddie Murphy movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘The Nutty Professor’

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Eddie Murphy movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘The Nutty Professor’
April 3, 2019 will mark the 58th birthday of Eddie Murphy. It will be nearly 40 years since a 19-year-old comedian from New Jersey nearly single handedly saved “Saturday Night Live” from cancellation. The remaining members of the original Not Ready for Prime-Time Players departed from “Saturday Night Live” in 1980 as did executive producer Lorne Michaels. A new cast and producer started in the fall of 1980 to almost disastrous results. The cast and show were routinely panned by critics with the exception of featured player Murphy. Most of the cast and the new producer were quickly fired and eventually the show was brought back for the next season with Murphy as the obvious star of the show.

See‘Saturday Night Live’ extends record Emmy haul to 72 with Best Variety Sketch Series win

In addition to that, he was shortly cast opposite Nick Nolte in his first feature film, “48 Hrs.” It became a surprise
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Eddie Murphy movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Eddie Murphy movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
April 3, 2019 will mark the 58th birthday of Eddie Murphy. It will be nearly 40 years since a 19-year-old comedian from New Jersey nearly single handedly saved “Saturday Night Live” from cancellation. The remaining members of the original Not Ready for Prime-Time Players departed from “Saturday Night Live” in 1980 as did executive producer Lorne Michaels. A new cast and producer started in the fall of 1980 to almost disastrous results. The cast and show were routinely panned by critics with the exception of featured player Murphy. Most of the cast and the new producer were quickly fired and eventually the show was brought back for the next season with Murphy as the obvious star of the show.

In addition to that, he was shortly cast opposite Nick Nolte in his first feature film, “48 Hrs.” It became a surprise Christmas hit only two years after Murphy had begun his featured stint on “SNL.”

He
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Why Black Panther should win the 2019 best picture Oscar

A genuine achievement that is gripping, smart and woke, this superhero movie with a mainly black cast will never win the big one, but it deserves to

A fun little game I play, in a spare minute or so, is to look up who won the best film Oscar the year, say, The Empire Strikes Back was released, or Back to the Future, or Trading Places. And the answers are always illuminating, given that these three remain among the most watched and beloved movies of all time. But were they recognised as such by the Academy? Were they billy-o. Instead, the winners those years were, respectively, Ordinary People (the ultimate downer movie no one would watch today by choice), Terms of Endearment (ditto) and Out of Africa (the definition of a movie that was very much of its time), while the movies that people still actually watch today were fobbed
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Jamie Lee Curtis Set For Lifetime Achievement Honor At 56th Publicists Awards

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Jamie Lee Curtis Set For Lifetime Achievement Honor At 56th Publicists Awards
Jamie Lee Curtis will receive the Cinematographers Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its 56th annual Publicists Awards luncheon on February 22 at the Beverly Hilton.

“We are thrilled to honor Jamie Lee Curtis, who has created a celebrated body of film and television work that spans many genres,” said Steven Poster, president of the Cinematographers Guild. “Who wasn’t frightened by her Laurie Strode character in Halloween – and just as terrified in her reprise portrayal 40 years later? Her artistic talents have generated a legacy of characters that are embedded in our minds forever. We are honored to spotlight her varied and award-winning career.”

The awards luncheons previously were presented by the Publicists Guild, which in 2002 merged into the Cinematographers Guild, Iatse Local 600.

Curtis’ many film roles include True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe; Trading Places, which earned her a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress; A Fish Called Wanda and Freaky Friday.
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Philip Bosco Dead at 88

Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco died Monday night at his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

The actor's daughter, Celia Bosco, said her father had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer's disease.

Before acting, Bosco worked in a carnival as a trailer truck driver.

He later became a Broadway veteran who won a Tony Award in 1989 for best actor for his role as the head of an opera company in the comedy "Lend Me a Tenor." He received nominations for his performances in "The Rape of the Belt," "Heartbreak House," "You Never Can Tell" and "Moon Over Buffalo." Bosco also starred in a 2004 production of "Twelve Angry Men."

On daytime soap operas, he played roles on As the World Turns (as Eliot Markham), Guiding Light (Clarence Baily), All My Children (Lyle Wedgewood) and Ryan's Hope (Dr. Gillette).

In 1988, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his
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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88

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Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.

According to the Associated Press, Bosco’s daughter said the actor had complications with dementia, which is commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey September 26, 1930, Bosco had a successful Broadway career and won a Tony Award in 1989 for his role in Lend Me a Tenor. He also received Tony nominations in The Rape of the Belt, Heartbreak House, You Never Can Tell, and Moon Over Buffalo. He also starred in the 2004 production of 12 Angry Men.

In addition to working with Mike Nichols in Working Girl and The Savages starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bosco appeared in many films that became classics. He appeared in Trading Places (1983), The Money Pit (1986), Children of a Lesser God (1986), and Three
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Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Actor and ‘Working Girl’ Star, Dies at 88

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Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Actor and ‘Working Girl’ Star, Dies at 88
Philip Bosco, a Tony and Emmy-winning character actor who also starred in such movies as “Working Girl,” died Monday at age 88, according to his grandson Luke Bosco.

Bosco received the first of his six Tony nominations for his Broadway debut, the 1960 drama “Rape of the Belt,” and his last for a 2004 revival of “Twelve Angry Men.” He won in 1989 for playing an outrageous opera company head in the comedy “Lend Me a Tenor.”

He also appeared in more than 50 Broadway productions over his storied career.

Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2018 (Photos)

Though he told the New York Times in 1986 that he had turned down a seven-year contract with a Hollywood studio early in his career because he did not want to live in California, he did appear in many movies starting in the 1980s.

Bosco had small but crucial roles in films like Mike Nichols’ 1988 comedy “Working Girl,” where
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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Daniel Craig, Chris Evans in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Daniel Craig, Chris Evans in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’
Jamie Lee Curtis is joining Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Lakeith Stanfield in director Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Curtis just starred in director David Gordon Green’s record-breaking “Halloween” sequel, which has grossed $87.2 million domestically since its opening last weekend.

Knives Out” is described as a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.”

Also Read: Daniel Craig, Rian Johnson Murder Mystery 'Knives Out' Sells to Mrc

Ram Bergman will produce “Knives Out” under Johnson and Bergman’s newly-formed production shingle.

Bergman has collaborated with Johnson on all of his feature films. Johnson will write and direct the Mrc film. Production is set to begin in November.

Michael Shannon and Don Johnson will also star.

Also Read: Jamie Lee Curtis' 'Boast' About 'Halloween'
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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)

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Jamie Lee Curtis Joins Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ (Exclusive)
Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the A-list ensemble of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.”

The new role comes on the heels of Curtis’ success at the box office, with “Halloween” slashing records last weekend,

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as well as produce with Ram Bergman. Production is set to begin in November.

The pic from Mrc is a modern-day murder mystery in the classic whodunit style, infused with Johnson’s original voice that informed films from “Brick” to “Looper.” Craig will star as a detective assigned to solve the crime. Details about Curtis’ character remain unknown.

The acclaimed actress can be seen reprising her role as Laurie Strode in the hit horror film “Halloween.” Curtis began her career in 1978, when she starred in the first “Halloween” movie. The reboot just shattered previous
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The Devil and Jamie Lee Curtis

The Devil and Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis walks in the door and is already looking for the exit. It’s two weeks before her new Halloween sequel opens, and she’s in the middle of a heavy press campaign. Today, she’s at AOL Studios in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, and there’s a mob of fans three people deep scrunched against a barricade outside. Some are singing Halloween’s iconic creepy theme music. The actress whisks past them, a vision in red, and settles into a blue velvet chair in her dressing room,
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Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis on the Trauma of Laurie Strode

Don Kaye Oct 17, 2018

The legendary actress returns to the franchise where it all started and explains why Halloween and Laurie Strode are relevant now.

It was some 40 years ago that director John Carpenter and producer Debra Hill cast an unknown actress named Jamie Lee Curtis in what would be her first and most enduring role, as high school student Laurie Strode in a low-budget horror movie called Halloween.

Laurie’s battle to survive through the night against the unstoppable killer known as Michael Myers (played by Nick Castle in the original film) made her an instant horror icon and set her on a path that initially crowned her as the screen’s first “Scream Queen” in movies like Prom Night, The Fog, Terror Train, and Halloween II.

But Curtis made a conscious decision after that first round of films to step away from the genre, launching a new path for
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