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A New Leaf – Olive Signature

Filtered through her experience as an unequalled comic performer, writer-director Elaine May scores a bulls-eye with this grossly underappreciated gem, fashioned in a style that could be called ‘black comedy lite.’ And that’s the release version mangled by the producer. What might it have been if May had been allowed to finish her director’s cut?

A New Leaf Olive Signature


Olive Films

1971 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date December 5, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.99

Starring: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts, Renée Taylor, William Redfield, David Doyle.

Cinematography: Gayne Rescher

Original Music: Neal Hefti

Written by Elaine May from a story by Jack Ritchie

Produced by Hilliard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke

Directed by Elaine May

Olive’s next title up for Signature Collection status is A New Leaf, the directing debut of comedienne-writer Elaine May. It’s certainly a worthy title.
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Once Upon a Time: If This Theory Is True, Henry's Family Tree Is About to Get Very Complicated

Once Upon a Time really threw us for a loop during season seven's episode "A Pirate's Life." Not only does it reveal that Hook and Emma are expecting a baby, but it also reveals that the Hook from Hyperion Heights isn't exactly who we thought he was. He's actually the Hook we met in the Wish Realm last season! After Henry enlists help from his mom and stepdad in the Enchanted Forest flashback, the heroic trio is met with some difficulties when the gray-headed, drunken Hook teams up with Lady Tremaine. With a magic potion, he is made to look like the Hook we all know and love in an effort to win the affection of Emma. Related21 Times Emma and Hook Were Your Favorite Couple on Once Upon a Time Of course, the real Hook eventually discovers what he's up to and ends up stabbing Wish Realm Hook during
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Letter: Benjamin Whitrow in After Henry

Related: Benjamin Whitrow obituary

In addition to his stage, TV and film work, Benjamin Whitrow made a significant contribution to the popular BBC Radio 4 sitcom After Henry, written by Simon Brett. Running for 34 episodes between 1984 and 1989, it starred Prunella Scales as Sarah, a widow facing life after the sudden death of her husband, Henry. Whitrow played Russell, the gay owner of the secondhand bookshop where Sarah works. He proves to be a sympathetic and wise friend as he listens to Sarah’s accounts of her problems with her mother and her daughter, who both live in the family home. The series has recently resurfaced on Radio 4 Extra.

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8 Theories We Have About the Once Upon a Time Finale Based on the Pictures

Once Upon a Time's two-hour long season six finale (and possible series finale) is days away, and emotions are heightened. Now that the Black Fairy's dark curse has hit Storybrooke, some of our favorite characters are in grave danger, especially the Savior. After Henry wakes up from the curse, he finds that the beloved town has been turned upside down: the Black Fairy is the new mayor and Emma is stuck in a mental hospital. As he tries to help his mom regain her memory and make her believe again, the rest of the gang is trapped in a crumbling Fairy Tale Land, trying to find a way back to their loved ones before the final battle. Even though Jennifer Morrison confirmed she's leaving the show at the end of this season, these stills don't seem to give too much away about the fate of her character. Edward Kitsis and
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Once Upon a Time Recap: Finding Nemo

This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Hook’s relationship with Henry hit rough waters, while the Purely Evil Queen planted a… rather irresistible offer on Rumple.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time: Sean Maguire Teases Robin Hood’s ‘Very Interesting’ Encore

Indeed, Hook’s decision to secretly pocket the magical Shears of Destiny didn’t keep for long. After being threatened by his mom’s pirate paramour with a boiled mackerel breakfast :-P, Henry bumped into the Evil Queen, who taunted her son with “the truth about dear ol’ dad” — by nudging him in the direction of the garage
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The Flash Season 2 Episode 23 Review – ‘The Race of His Life’

Jessie Robertson reviews the season 2 finale of The Flash

Run, Barry, Run!

We’ve heard that slogan all throughout this show, “Run, Barry, Run”, both slyly acknowledging his superhero identity while urging him forward on his superheroic quest. 2 episodes back, there was a very interesting slogan used when Barry was inside the Speed Force: “Sit, Barry, Sit.” In that somewhat introspective episode, Barry dealt with something that had nagged at him for far too long; the loss of his mother and his inability to stop it. It was a sentimental tear jerker. Tonight’s finale ending pretty much undoes all of what came before and I don’t think it sits very well with me. But, let’s not skip ahead yet:

After Henry’s death last week, Barry is gripped by sadness; he doesn’t even want to exchange pleasantries with the Flash team, just get down to business.
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Best 'The Flash' Quotes from 'The Race of His Life'

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Best 'The Flash' Quotes from 'The Race of His Life'
After Henry's death, Barry was determined to take out Zoom in The Flash Season 2 Finale, "The Race of His Life." Only his friends weren't about to let him risk everything and everyone by racing Zoom, so they took matters into their own hands. After they made the situation even worse, Barry raced Zoom and then made a world-altering decision.

Check out the best lines and exchanges from "The Race of His Life."
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 29

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals':

The Card:

Ic Title Match: Wade Barrett (C) vs. The Miz

The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) vs. Big Show, Randy Orton & Sheamus

Mark Henry vs. Ryback

Tag Titles Match: Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) (C) vs. Big E. Langston & Dolph Ziggler w/ Aj Lee

Fandango vs. Chris Jericho

World Heavyweight Title Match: Alberto Del Rio (C) w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter

The Undertaker vs. Cm Punk w/ Paul Heyman

Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman (No Holds Barred match – if Triple H lost, he must retire)

WWE Title Match: The Rock (C) vs. John Cena

The Lows:

For The Shield‘s first WrestleMania match, I expected something just as good as, if not better than, their debut match at
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D.C. Mom Whose Son Died of a Rare Disease Brings Joy to Other Sick Children: 'It's About Making the Most of Every Single Day'

D.C. Mom Whose Son Died of a Rare Disease Brings Joy to Other Sick Children: 'It's About Making the Most of Every Single Day'
Know a hero? Send suggestions to For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of People magazineOne year after losing their son Henry to a rare genetic disease, Laurie Strongin and her husband, Allen Goldberg, spent what would have been their son's eighth birthday coming up with a plan to carry on his remarkable spirit. "We had been thinking about what we were going to do on that day, given that Henry wasn't with us anymore," Strongin tells People. "And so we really thought about honoring his legacy of being able to have a wonderful and normal life despite being really sick.
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Kuwtk Recap: Kris Jenner Plans a Surprise Graduation Party for Kendall and Kylie

Kuwtk Recap: Kris Jenner Plans a Surprise Graduation Party for Kendall and Kylie
This week's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians picked up right where it left off: smack in the middle of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's post-breakup drama.

Luckily, Kris Jenner was there to mediate, and after some prodding from the momager, Disick, 32, agreed to take his fatherly duties more seriously.

"I want you to see your kids, I want you to be a full-time, committed, kick-ass fabulous dad. They need you," Kris, 60, told Disick as the two exchanged hugs and she sent him off to spend time with his three children with ex Kourtney, 36.

Meanwhile, Khloé Kardashian, 31, spent
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Once Upon a Time Season Finale Recap: Dark Night — Who Got a Happy Ending? And Who Should Play [Spoiler]?

Once Upon a Time Season Finale Recap: Dark Night — Who Got a Happy Ending? And Who Should Play [Spoiler]?
The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains major spoilers from Once Upon a Time‘s Season 4 finale.

Hey, remember that Once Upon a Time Season 4B promo from February that teased the possibility of a walk on “the dark side” for Emma?

Yeah, so…. They were not kidding. But more on that in a bit.

RelatedABC’s Once Upon a Time Renewed for Season 5

This finale took some risks, entrusting much of its opening thrust to young Jared Gilmore (who has never had nearly this much to do) and a quite new recurring character (in
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10 Failed Faux Friends Shows

May 6th marks the ten-year anniversary of the Friends series finale. That night, over 52 million people tuned in to find out how it would all end. Would Ross finally get together with Rachel? Would female characters ever stop moving to Paris when their shows drew to a close? Who actually lived in Rachel and Monica’s apartment? Would coffee ever taste the same again? While we got most of those answers, we were left with a bitter taste in our mouths. Our best friends of the past 10 years left us feeling lonely. Knowing it was time for us to change the channel, the networks rushed to fill the void. NBC tossed out a few post-Friends options that failed to capture our hearts while ABC, Fox and CBS attempted to mix up the template with a few different offerings. Sadly most of them failed (and failed badly). While How I Met Your Mother
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Joe Dante Will Receive Master of Horror Award at Stanley Film Festival; Updated Events Schedule

Last year was the very first annual Stanley Film Festival, taking place at the real-life hotel that served as the inspiration for The Shining's fictional Overlook Hotel. This year the fun continues, and the event has just gotten a big time upgrade.

Read on for all the latest details about this must-attend event!

From the Press Release

The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean's Cup short films, and the full cast of Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix).

Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels, and fully immersive experiences - set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King's Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

The Stanley
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Joe Dante to Receive Master of Horror Award at The Stanley Film Festival

It has been announced that Joe Dante will receive the Master of Horror award at this year’s Stanley Film Festival and we also have details on new events and screenings that have been added:

“April 14, 2014 (Denver, Co) -The Stanley Film Festival (Sff), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced their full lineup of panels, added screenings, Dean’s Cup short films, and the full cast of Tales From Beyond The Pale: The Stanley Edition (presented by Glass Eye Pix). Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, Sff will showcase a full slate of features, shorts, panels and fully immersive experiences – set at the Stanley Hotel. The haunted landmark opened in 1909 and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

The Stanley Film Festival is honored to recognize Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Piranha) with the inaugural 2014 Stanley Film Festival Master of Horror award.
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Prunella Scales suffering from 'a sort of mild Alzheimer's'

Husband of Fawlty Towers star, actor Timothy West, talks about wife's condition in a More4 documentary

Actor Timothy West has told how his wife, Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales, has been suffering from "a sort of mild Alzheimer's".

Stage and screen actor West, 79, talks about Scales' condition in a new More4 documentary, Grand Canal Journeys.

The actress, now 81, is best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the comedy Fawlty Towers but has continued to notch up screen roles.

West, who last year appeared in Coronation Street and has since joined EastEnders, tells the programme, which is broadcast later this month, that Scales suffers from "a sort of mild Alzheimer's", the Radio Times said.

The couple have been navigating Britain's canals on a slow boat ever since they first sparked a passion for the hobby when they borrowed a friend's boat for a fortnight in the 1970s.
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Mad Men 6.5 Review: “The Flood”

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It’s always apparent, when watching Mad Men, how much the drama draws from its setting. This is a period piece, no matter how effectively the writers enrich our characters and focus on their own personal triumphs and failures. Matthew Weiner has often cited his desire to keep the show character driven while the backdrop just unfolds around them, but as is the case in real life, the political and cultural atmosphere in which our characters exist deeply shapes their lives.

“The Flood” brings history to the forefront, as did “The Grown Ups” back in Season 3 where we watched the Mad Men world stunned and hunched around TV sets, all the while their lives continuing around them, unable to stop. That episode played with the Hitchcockian device of showing life go on, oblivious, after a terrible event. Margaret’s sad wedding set amidst the tragedy was

Once Upon A Time season 2 episode 20: The Evil Queen

Review Kylie Peters 29 Apr 2013 - 07:35

Once Upon A Time goes back to its roots with a Regina-focused episode. Here's Kylie's review of The Evil Queen...

This review contains spoilers.

2.20 The Evil Queen

A long string of tangents and incidental plotlines have left Once hurtling unprepared toward its season finale. The Evil Queen brings it back to the season’s roots, and it’s such a big task it takes the whole hour to do it. The result is a low-key episode that draws us back into neglected plotlines in preparation for their future development. On one hand, it’s irritating to again have to go over the old issues about Regina’s redemption, Henry’s love/hate relationship with her, and the complexities of returning to the Enchanted Forest—a rehash necessitated by the fact that these issues have been peripheral or absent for so long, they need to reassert their dominance.
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What to Watch Tonight: Psych (Finally) Returns, Criminal Minds Stalk a Stalker, Arrow and More

What to Watch Tonight: Psych (Finally) Returns, Criminal Minds Stalk a Stalker, Arrow and More
On TV this Wednesday: Get Psych‘d for another season with Gus and Shawn, the Criminal Minds turn the tables, the odds are ever in Modern Family‘s favor and Boston’s Finest walk the beat for TNT. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Oliver and Diggle learn that Deadshot is still alive – and his next target is Malcolm!

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Jane Kaczmarek (Malcom in the Middle) returns as dental-assistant-school teacher Mrs. Armwood, whom Frankie needs to please in order to obtain a prime rotation spot.
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Being Human Review: Living In A Box

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"(Dead) Girls Just Want to Have Fun" was a turning point episode. Not one that broke any new ground in itself, but it set the stage for the rest of Being Human season 3. I think it did a pretty smash up job, manging to entertain my supernatural-starved brain along the way.

How great was it to see Sally in new clothes? Her hug with Aidan was epic. As usual, it brought tears to my eyes. Happily, she did bring Stevie and Nick along on her life raft out of Limbo, but not attached to her in any way. They were able to move on and out her life to find their own happiness.

Sally just wanted to live. Immediately! But getting a boyfriend her first night back in her body? Not only was that unfair to the rest of the female species, it was ridiculous. I mean, geez, let her live a little,
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'Once Upon A Time' - A Land Without Magic

This review may contain spoilers. The series wraps up a solid freshman season with a whole new set of questions. After Henry succumbs to the poison apple, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) realizes that what ails him can only be explained by magic. She confronts the visibly distraught Regina (Lana Parrilla). Calling a temporary truce, the two women go to Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) to ask for help curing Henry. Mr. Gold sends Emma to retrieve the only remaining magic he has in this world. Unfortunately, that is kept in a golden egg inside the belly of the imprisoned dragon, Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten). Emma succeeds, but is double-crossed by Mr. Gold, who really just wants the magic for himself. In the fairytale kingdom, Prince James (Josh Dallas) also succeeds in freeing himself ...
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