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Stage Tube: On This Day for 6/30/16- David Alan Grier

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess.
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10 Movies to Stream on Memorial Day

10 Movies to Stream on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is that time Americans set aside each year to remember and honor the sacrifices of our fallen military veterans. But it's also a day off from work, and for those who want to spend the day in front of their TV without feeling unpatriotic or ungrateful — relax, we've got you've covered. We've scoured the streaming services and digital rental outlets, and we've found nine movies (and one mini-series) that'll fill your entire holiday with thoughtful, provocative, appropriate entertainment. By the time you're done, our nation's fighting forces may
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 6/30/15- David Alan Grier

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess.
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Why 'Shrek' scared 'Walking Dead' star Chad L. Coleman

Why 'Shrek' scared 'Walking Dead' star Chad L. Coleman
The great thing about having The Walking Dead cast members stop by when you're not pressing them for spoilers is they're happy to tell you anything else you'd like to know. Case in point: Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), who took our Pop Culture Personality Test and named the movie that scared him even though it wasn't supposed to (Shrek), the movie he wishes he could watch again for the first time (A Soldier's Story), and the movie he almost walked out of (Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys). And, really proving our point, he also serenaded us with some Rihanna.
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Stage Tube: On This Day 6/30- David Alan Grier

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He is currently starring on Broadway in Porgy and Bess.
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Remembering Richard Griffiths, Don Payne, Michael D. Moore and More Reel-Important People We Lost This Month

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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. Edward Bland (1926-2013) - Composer and filmmaker who wrote, directed and produced the 1959 short documentary The Cry of Jazz, which is on the National Film Registry for historical significance. He was also involved with Herbie Hancock's scoring of Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story. He died March 14.(Nyt) Hugo Chávez (1954-2013) - Venezuelan president, who recently appeared in Oliver Stone's South of the Border (watch a deleted scene from the DVD below), Emir...

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Stage Tube: On This Day 6/30- David Alan Grier

Happy Birthday David Alan Grier Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in The First, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award. He then joined the cast of Dreamgirls before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A Soldier's Play, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation titled A Soldier's Story. Recently was seen in David Mamet's Race on Broadway and received his second Tony Award nomination. He is currently starring on Broadway in Porgy and Bess.
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New on DVD and Blu-Ray, January 31: 'Drive,' 'In Time'

DVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? And hardest of all: Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling? Whatever your poison, here's the breakdown on all the week's new releases. Moviefone's Picks of the Week "Drive" What's It About? Ryan Gosling stars as a stuntman-by-day, getaway-driver-by-night who gets caught up in a violent con-job involving his beautiful neighbor and her young son. See It Because: It's an original idea with good acting performances and unique direction -- which is becoming more and more of a rarity in Hollywood these days. By now you should know this is not the "Fast and Furious" car racing movie some people thought it would be; it's a gritty, stylish crime thriller in the vein of the genre's best output from the 70s and 80s. Also Available on: Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video "In Time" What's It About? Justin Timberlake flexes his action hero muscles in
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DGA Awards vs. Academy Awards: Odd Men Out Roman Polanski, Kenneth Branagh, David Lynch

Bob Hoskins, Jessica Rabbit in Robert Zemeckis' DGA- (but not Oscar-) nominated Who Framed Roger Rabbit (top); Willem Dafoe in Martin Scorsese's Oscar- (but not DGA-) nominated The Last Temptation of Christ (bottom) DGA Awards vs. Academy Awards 1970s: Odd Men Out Bob Fosse, Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman 1980 DGA Michael Apted, Coal Miner's Daughter AMPAS Roman Polanski, Tess DGA/AMPAS Robert Redford, Ordinary People David Lynch, The Elephant Man Richard Rush, The Stunt Man Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull 1981 DGA/AMPAS Warren Beatty, Reds Hugh Hudson, Chariots of Fire Louis Malle, Atlantic City Mark Rydell, On Golden Pond Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982 DGA Taylor Hackford, An Officer and a Gentleman AMPAS Sidney Lumet, The Verdict DGA/AMPAS Richard Attenborough, Gandhi Wolfgang Petersen, Das Boot Sydney Pollack, Tootsie Steven Spielberg, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1983 DGA Lawrence Kasdan, The Big Chill Philip Kaufman, The Right Stuff AMPAS Mike Nichols,
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Matt Dallas and Charlie Bewley team for Thunder Road

Matt Dallas (Kyle Xy) actor-writer-director Steven Grayhm and Twilight’s Charlie Bewley are teaming up on a films titled Thunder Road. THR reports that the story "explores the difficulties many U.S. soldiers face upon their return to civilian life from active duty in Afghanistan."

Here is what Dallas had to say about the proejct:

"We have challenged ourselves to capture the most honest and accurate depiction of a soldier's journey without forgetting those who are indirectly affected by the full spectrum of this war."

Here is what Grayhm said:

"The inception of Thunder Road came from a place of deep empathy and humble curiosity since hearing our former President declare war over my radio that evening in March 2003. I found myself continually checking the minute-by-minute updates online as the invasion began and have had a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that I, just like my beloved
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Interview: Sam McMurray, Part 1 What's Better than Being a Serial Killer?

If you have watched television or movies in the past 35 years, you likely have seen Sam McMurray in numerous shows and films. Among his many film credits are Raising Arizona, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, L.A. Story, The Wizard, and C.H.U.D. On television he was a featured player on The Tracey Ullman Show, played a recurring role as Chandler's boss on Friends, and appeared in The King Of Queens, Disney's Recess, Freaks And Geeks, and The Sopranos. He's even had roles on the daytime soaps The Doctors and Ryan's Hope. Now McMurray is bringing his talents to the web with a two-episode arc on hit comedy series Then We Got Help!

In this new multi-part interview, McMurray shares mememories from his career, and takes us backstage at Indie Soap Award winning Then We Got Help!

We Love Soaps TV: How did you end up on Then We Got Help!?

Sam McMurray
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Sneak peek into the season finale of Ghost Hunters

In the season finale of Ghost Hunters entitled A Soldier's Story, Dave Tango figures maybe creating some of his own illusions may draw out some spirits on the final investigation of the season. While perfecting the disappearing poker chip routine, and starting to simply have fun with it, a little paranormal activity catches the team off guard and their focus is shifted. All the games have turned into reality and now they are back on the hunt. What will they uncover? What's in store for viewers this season finale? Watch the all new sneak peek clip and tune in to the finale on Wednesday, April 20th, at 9/8c only on Syfy channel!

Ghost Hunters – “A Soldier’s Story”

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Debut actresses do well at Oscars; not so for men

The Academy Awards have been kind to actresses making their big-screen debuts. But men in debut performances? Not so much. With her supporting-actress nomination for the Western "True Grit," 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld is the 73rd first-time performer to compete for an Oscar in the show's 83-year history. Fifty-year-old veteran Melissa Leo is considered the favorite to win supporting actress for "The Fighter." But Steinfeld is nominated in the category that has been especially competitive for beginners . and for child actors. Of the 72 previous Hollywood novices nominated for Oscars, 31 were up for supporting actress. Eight won, including Jennifer Hudson for 2006's "Dreamgirls," Eva Marie Saint for 1954's "On the Waterfront" and Jo Van Fleet for 1955's "East of Eden." Two first-timers who won supporting actress were even younger than Steinfeld . 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal for 1973's "Paper Moon" and 11-year-old Anna Paquin for 1993's "The Piano." The only other child actor to win an Oscar,
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The Hurricane Review – Denzel Washington d: Norman Jewison

The Hurricane (1999) Direction: Norman Jewison Cast: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown, Harris Yulin, David Paymer, Rod Steiger Screenplay: Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon; from Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's The 16th Round, and Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton's Lazarus and the Hurricane Oscar Movies Denzel Washington as Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, The Hurricane Like Stanley Kramer, Norman Jewison has often been dedicated to commercial filmmaking with a socially conscious edge: labor relations in F.I.S.T.; corruption in the U.S. justice system in …And Justice for All; religious fanaticism in Agnes of God; anti-Semitism in Fiddler on the Roof; and racism in both A Soldier's Story and the Academy Award-winning In the Heat of the Night. Though never a brilliant director, Jewison has managed to imbue most of his films with at least a modicum of depth. The Hurricane, the
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What's On Tonight: 'WWE Tribute to the Troops,' 'Fish Hooks,' 'Battle of the Bulbs'

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Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local TV listings for additional information.

* = Series/Season Premiere

** = Series/Season Finale

# = New Day/Time

8:00 to 9:00

ABC: 'I Want a Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown!'

Fox: 'Cops'

Disney Channel: 'Fish Hooks' -- 8:30 start

Univision: 'Sabado Gigante' -- (180 minutes)

CNN: 'A Soldier's Story'

Discovery: 'Ten Commandments of the Mafia'

Food Network: 'A McConaughey and Fieri Feast'

Hallmark Channel: 'Battle of the Bulbs' -- (120 minutes) Daniel Stern and Matt Fewer star as feuding neighbors who compete in the annual Christmas lighting contest

Hgtv: 'Color Splash'

History: 'The Naturalized' -- (120 minutes)

Style: 'How Do I Look?'**

The rest of the schedule after the jump.

 

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Their Best Role: Denzel Washington

Their Best Role: Denzel Washington
Filed under: Features, Cinematical

Before the 1950s, African-Americans did not appear in leading roles in American movies, with the odd exception like Jackie Robinson playing himself in the low-budget 'The Jackie Robinson Story' (1950). It took Sidney Poitier to become the cinema's Jackie Robinson, the color barrier-breaker. Poitier did his best to slog through a series of socially relevant movies, all designed to comment safely on relations between blacks and whites, including 'The Defiant Ones' (1958), 'In the Heat of the Night' (1967) and 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' (1967). And so Poitier's career has become more historically important than it is interesting.

All this really wasn't so long ago in the grand scheme of things, and when 25 year-old Denzel Washington broke into movies in 1981, things hadn't changed much. His striking demeanor quickly caused him to be cast in more of those noble, socially relevant-type movies,
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Their Best Role: Denzel Washington

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Filed under: Features, Cinematical

Before the 1950s, African-Americans did not appear in leading roles in American movies, with the odd exception like Jackie Robinson playing himself in the low-budget 'The Jackie Robinson Story' (1950). It took Sidney Poitier to become the cinema's Jackie Robinson, the color barrier-breaker. Poitier did his best to slog through a series of socially relevant movies, all designed to comment safely on relations between blacks and whites, including 'The Defiant Ones' (1958), 'In the Heat of the Night' (1967) and 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' (1967). And so Poitier's career has become more historically important than it is interesting.

All this really wasn't so long ago in the grand scheme of things, and when 25 year-old Denzel Washington broke into movies in 1981, things hadn't changed much. His striking demeanor quickly caused him to be cast in more of those noble, socially relevant-type movies,
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Matthew Broderick's Civil War past on Wdytya for NBC

"Who Do You Think You Are" takes famous people and reveals their ancestral past. NBC sent Monsters and Critics Friday.s episode with Matthew Broderick, and one of the emotional moments from the episode in the highlight clip below is when Matthew finds out the fate of his great-great grandfather. Also look below for two bonus scenes, where Matthew traces the rich history of his family serving in the armed forces. Brooke Shields will discover she has ties to some very notable European royalty, get an early look at Friday.s episode with the two previews below. A Soldier's Story Matthew discovers what happened to his great-great grandfather, who fought and survived in the Battle of Gettysburg during
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Norman Jewison Will Get DGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Norman Jewison Will Get DGA Lifetime Achievement Award
Norman Jewison, the Oscar-nominated director of In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof, and Moonstruck will add another line to his resume on Jan. 30, when the Directors Guild of America gives him its lifetime achievement award. It's a fairly exclusive honor, too -- the DGA has been around for 73 years but only gives lifetime achievement awards occasionally. Jewison is the 33rd recipient; the last one was Clint Eastwood, in 2006.

Jewison, an 83-year-old Toronto native, is a somewhat unusual choice for the DGA in that he hasn't been active lately. The most recent recipients -- Eastwood, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola -- had all been working pretty regularly at the time of their awards, but Jewison has only made three theatrical features in the last 15 years: Bogus (1996), The Hurricane (1999), and The Statement (2003).

His past work is exemplary, though. In addition to the films I mentioned,
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"Fiddler" director Jewison honored with career award

 The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday named "Fiddler on the Roof" director Norman Jewison the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award to be given at a gala dinner and ceremony in January.Jewison, a 83-year-old Canadian who has three Academy Award nominations for directing, joins 32 past recipients of the honor from the influential industry organization, including Frank Capra and Alfred Hitchcock."He is an incredible filmmaker whose calm, affable manner belies a ferocious creative fire within," DGA President Taylor Hackford said in a statement. "Norman well deserves to stand among the giants of cinema whom we have honored in the past".Jewison's films have tackled racism, corruption and falling in love, such as "Fiddler on the Roof," a 1971 musical about Jews in pre-revolutionary Russia and 1984's "A Soldier's Story", which earned one of three DGA nominations he received.&quot
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