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The Young & The Restless Alum Eva Longoria Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Congratulations to daytime alum Eva Longoria on receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The actress-turned-producer got her start in soaps with an uncredited role as a Brenda look-alike on General Hospital and a two-year stint as Isabella on The Young & The Restless. “What a dream come true today!” she tweeted. “Receiving my star on the Walk of Fame is an honor I can’t even believe I’m going to experience! Can’t wait to join all the legends, and even more so, can’t wait for all of y’all to go and visit it!” (Photo Credit: Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com) After leaving daytime, Longoria landed roles on Dragnet, Desperate Housewives, Mother Up!, Telenovela, and Empire. She’s also branched out behind the camera, working as an executive producer on Mother Up!, Telenovela, and Devious Maids. Her current project is an English-language adaptation of the popular telenovela Gran Hotel.
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Film Review: ‘The Ranger’

Film Review: ‘The Ranger’
Filmmaker Jenn Wexler provides more fodder for the VOD pipeline with “The Ranger,” yet another entry in the ever-expanding subgenre of ’80s slasher-movie homages. Diehard gorehounds may be disappointed by its relatively infrequent reliance on graphic and grisly mayhem (relative to this particular subgenre’s standards, that is), but Wexler’s discretion in this area turns out to be one of her film’s few distinguishing characteristics.

At this late date, it’s really no longer a novelty for a horror movie to boast a strong-willed female lead who, when push comes to shove, effectively pushes back against the boogeyman. To be fair, however, Chloe Levine (of Netflix’s “The Defenders”) is thoroughly persuasive as a young woman empowered by her ordeal. Levine plays Chelsea, a pink-haired punk rocker who goes on the lam with four similarly punkish companions after police stage a drug raid at their favorite club, and
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Five Classic Neo-Noirs You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck

Five Classic Neo-Noirs You Can Watch Right Now on FilmStruck
In his 1972 essay “Notes on Film Noir”, film critic-turned-screenwriter/director Paul Schrader wrote on how the genre was “not defined…by conventions of setting and conflict, but rather by the more subtle qualities of tone and mood.” It’s a mood best described as ‘you’re screwed, pal.’

Cynicism has always been at the heart of film noir, a genre full of desperate characters clinging to the shadows of world that’s forgotten them. It’s a cynicism born out of post-War disillusionment and anxiety that spawned the genre’s heyday from the early-40s all the way through the mid-1950s when suddenly “Dragnet” and “Leave it To Beaver” were reaffirming America’s squeaky-clean Eisenhower-era view of itself.

But with the post-Watergate 70s and Cold War 80s came a new slew of anxieties as the genre evolved, this time with less Hollywood restrictions. That meant more sex, more violence,
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Highway Dragnet

Here’s something odd: the formative feature in Roger Corman’s proto- career. Roger gets credits for Story and Associate Producer, and learned what he needed to learn to produce two movies of his own in the same year. The modest crime thriller sees Richard Conte involved with three women during a chase on dusty desert roads: noir star Joan Bennett and young Wanda Hendrix are a suspicious pair, but special guest Hot Number Mary Beth Hughes all but steals the show.

Highway Dragnet


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1954 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 70 min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Richard Conte, Joan Bennett, Wanda Hendrix, Mary Beth Hughes, Reed Hadley, Iris Adrian.

Cinematography: John Martin

Film Editor: Ace Herman

Written by Herb Meadow, Jerome Oldlum from a story by U.S. Andersen, Roger Corman

Produced by Jack Jungmeyer, William F. Broidy (executive), A. Robert Nunes & Roger Corman (associates)

Directed by
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‘Devious Maids’ Star Roselyn Sanchez Joins ABC Drama Pilot ‘Grand Hotel’

‘Devious Maids’ Star Roselyn Sanchez Joins ABC Drama Pilot ‘Grand Hotel’
Roselyn Sanchez has been cast in a lead role in the upcoming ABC drama pilot “Grand Hotel,” Variety has learned.

The project is described as a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel. It will center around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. It is based on the Spanish series “Gran Hotel.”

Sanchez will star as Gigi Cardenas, who is described as the embodiment of “Miami glamour.” She is impossibly stylish with a flare for excess. Unapologetically fabulous but never frivolous, she’s smart, cunning, and fiercely loyal to her twin daughters. She’s the hotel owner’s second wife but never considers herself “second” at anything.

Sanchez previously starred in the Lifetime series “Devious Maids.” That series was executive produced by Eva Longoria, who is also executive producing “Grand Hotel.” Sanchez also had
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Jane Documentary, I, Tonya And Dunkirk Win Ace Eddie Awards

Jane Goodall in Jane. Photo by Hugo van Lawick. © National Geographic

Dunkirk” (edited by Lee Smith, Ace) and “I, Tonya” (edited by Tatiana S. Riegel, Ace) won Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) and Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) respectively at the 68thAnnual Ace Eddie Awards Friday where trophies were handed out recognizing the best editing of 2017 in ten categories of film, television and documentaries.

Coco” (edited by Steve Bloom) won Best Edited Animated Feature Film and “Jane” (edited by Joe Beshenkovsky, Ace, Will Znidaric and Brett Morgen) won Best Edited Documentary (Feature).

Television winners included “Black-ish — Lemons” (edited by John Peter Bernardo and Jamie Pedroza) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Commercial Television, “Curb Your Enthusiasm — The Shucker” (edited by Jonathan Corn, Ace) for Best Edited Comedy Series for Non-Commercial Television, “Fargo — Who Rules The Land of Denial” (edited by Andrew Seklir, Ace) for Best Edited Drama Series for Commercial Television,
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Everlasting Love! Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Still Cute on the Red Carpet 30 Years Later

Everlasting Love! Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Still Cute on the Red Carpet 30 Years Later
In a town where relationships never seem to last, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have managed to buck the trend, emerging as one of the cutest couples on the red carpet for 30 years.

The duo were spotted together at the European premiere of Hanks’ new film The Post in London, England on Wednesday. The actor looked dashing in a dark suit and overcoat, while Wilson kept warm in a black leather jacket.

Their styles might have changed over the years, but the couple looked just as happy and in love as they did 30 years ago at the Hollywood premiere of
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17 TV Cop Partnerships For the Ages

Joe Friday made television history by focusing on the facts when investigating crimes.

But for most viewers, the facts -- and sometimes even the case of the hour -- are not as entertaining as the relationships between cops.

Whether played for laughs or part of a serious crime drama, cop partnerships are central to almost every crime drama.

Check out our picks for the 17 best partnerships and share your own.

1. The Andy Griffith Show: Andy Taylor and Barney Fife Andy Taylor and Barney Fife were one of the funniest, and best known, cop partnerships of the early 1960s. Andy was the straight-laced, serious sheriff trying to raise his son to be an upstanding citizen, while Barney was goofy, silly, and accident-prone. This duo was so popular that ANdy Griffith and Don Knotts teamed up again seeral times during the course of Griffith's later lawyer-turned-detective show, Matlock. 2. Dragnet 1967: Joe
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‘Sound of Music’ Actress Heather Menzies-Urich Dies at 68

‘Sound of Music’ Actress Heather Menzies-Urich Dies at 68
Actress Heather Menzies-Urich, best known for portraying Louisa von Trapp in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music,” died Sunday night in Frankford, Ontario. She was 68.

Menzies-Urich, the widow of actor Robert Urich, had been recently diagnosed with cancer, according to her son Ryan Urich.

Urich said his mother died on Christmas Eve, surrounded by her children and family members.

“She was an actress, a ballerina and loved living her life to the fullest,” Urich said. “She was not in any pain but, nearly four weeks after her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer, she had enough and took her last breath on this earth at 7:22 pm.”

Born in Toronto, Menzies-Urich’s first screen credit came in the TV series “The Farmer’s Daughter” in 1964. She was then cast as the third-oldest of the seven von Trapp children in “The Sound of Music.” The film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was a box office smash that won
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He Walked by Night

Do you think older crime thrillers weren’t violent enough? This shocker from 1948 shook up America with its true story of a vicious killer who has a murderous solution to every problem, and uses special talents to evade police detection. Richard Basehart made his acting breakthrough as Roy Martin, a barely disguised version of the real life ‘Machine Gun Walker.

He Walked by Night



1948 / B&W /1:37 flat full frame / 79 min. / Street Date November 7, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell, Jack Webb, Dorothy Adams, Ann Doran, Byron Foulger, Reed Hadley (narrator), Thomas Browne Henry, Tommy Kelly, John McGuire, Kenneth Tobey.

Cinematography: John Alton

Art Direction: Edward Ilou

Film Editor: Alfred De Gaetano

Original Music: Leonid Raab

Written by John C. Higgins and Crane Wilbur

Produced by Bryan Foy, Robert T. Kane

Directed by Alfred L. Werker

Talk about a movie with a dynamite
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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman
Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking
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Melville at 100: Playing through August 13 at Grauman’s Egyptian in L.A.

Melville at 100: Playing through August 13 at Grauman’s Egyptian in L.A.
Born 1917, as Jean-Pierre Grumbach, son of Alsatian Jews, Jean-Pierre adopted the name Melville as his nom de guerre in 1940 when France fell to the German Nazis and he joined the French Resistance. He kept it as his stage name when he returned to France and began making films.

Melville at 100 at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood is showcasing eight of his films made from 1949 to to 1972 to honor the 100th year since his birth.

Americn Cinemtheque’s historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

The American Cinematheque has grown tremendously sophisticated since its early days creating the 1960 dream of “The Two Garys” (for those who remember). Still staffed by stalwarts Barbara Smith, Gwen Deglise, Margot Gerber and Tom Harris, and with a Board of Directors of Hollywood heavy hitters, it has also been renovated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which has spent more than $500,000 restoring its infrastructure and repainting its famous murals.
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Critic's Notebook: 30 Years Later, Steve Martin's Witty 'Roxanne' Endures

Critic's Notebook: 30 Years Later, Steve Martin's Witty 'Roxanne' Endures
In 1987, back when Hollywood was just flirting with its current dependence on old intellectual property, releasing two films based on old TV shows — Dragnet, a goofball dud, and The Untouchables, a serious reimagining — in hopes of a summer hit, Steve Martin was engaging in an older, more creatively fulfilling sort of remake. He had penned a present-day romantic comedy inspired by Edmond Rostand's 19th century French play Cyrano de Bergerac. He would play the Cyrano character — the big-nosed romantic once played by Jose Ferrer — while a peak-of-her-fame Daryl Hannah would be the object of his love.

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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

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Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth.

Liam Neeson- Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2,
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Bob Ingersoll: The Law Is A Ass #406

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Chicago Justice Justice Not Believable

Between the Law & Order franchise, the Chicago franchise, and the ill-conceived, even ill-advised, attempt to revive Dragnet without Jack Webb, Dick Wolf may be responsible for more hours of television that I haven’t watched than Susan Lucci. I know he’s created and produced some of the most popular shows on TV, but I think his collected works are oeuvre-rated. So when I watched the first episode of his new show, Chicago Justice, I wasn’t expecting much. But even I wasn’t expecting so little.

First, there was the problem that the first episode of Chicago Justice was the third part of a three-part cross-over event that started in Chicago Fire and continued in Chicago P.D., neither of which I had watched. Fortunately, television still does something comic books seem unwilling to do nowadays, give recaps. So I was able to pick up
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'The Young Pope' Recap: Sex and the Single Saint

'The Young Pope' Recap: Sex and the Single Saint
It's not TV. It's The Young Pope.

We hope HBO will pardon our repurposing of their famous catchphrase for the sake of celebrating what creator Paolo Sorrentino, star Jude Law and everyone else involved in this extraordinary pulp-prestige TV project have wrought. But hey, if the slogan fits, wear it. Flip the channels or scroll through the streaming services all you want, but you won't find anything like this. Its combination of tightly controlled tone with beautifully bizarre flights of fancy and absolutely colossal camp stands alone. It's Hannibal for lapsed Catholics.
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William Christopher, Played M*A*S*H's Father Mulcahy, Dead at 84

William Christopher, Played M*A*S*H's Father Mulcahy, Dead at 84
William Christopher, best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, has died. He was 84 years old.

Per ABC, the actor passed away on Saturday from lung cancer at his home in Pasadena, Calif.

In addition to his 11-season run on M*A*S*H (and later, the short-lived After M*A*S*H), Christopher’s TV credits included roles on Hogan’s Heroes, Gomer Pyle: Usmc and The Love Boat. He also lent his voice to the 1980s Smurfs. He most recently guest-starred on 11 episodes of Days of Our Lives in 2012.

Christopher leaves behind a wife,
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The House on 92nd Street

Just what is the dreaded ‘Process 97’? Henry Hathaway’s docu-drama combined newsreel ‘reality’ with a true espionage story from the files of the F.B.I., creating a thriller about spies and atom secrets that dazzled the film-going public. But how much of it was true, and how much invented?

The House on 92nd Street


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1945 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 88 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll, Lydia St. Clair, William Post Jr., Harry Bellaver, Bruno Wick, Harro Meller, Charles Wagenheim, Alfred Linder, Renee Carson, Paul Ford, Vincent Gardenia, Reed Hadley, E.G. Marshall, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel.

Cinematography Norbert Brodine

Film Editor Harmon Jones

Original Music David Buttolph

Written by Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr.

Produced by Louis De Rochemont

Directed by Henry Hathaway

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I can’t believe
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In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV

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In Defense of the Reboot: How Remakes Can Still Result in Great TV
It’s not just a cliche: Everything old is indeed new again on TV, particularly this upcoming season.

Fox is leading the drive, with three upcoming shows based on existing titles: “The Exorcist,” a new take on an old horror franchise; “Lethal Weapon,” a remake of the 1980s buddy comedy, and “Prison Break,” which is a continuation of that original series (expected in early 2017). CBS is also on the bandwagon, with new takes on “MacGyver” and “Training Day.”

The networks went through a similar exercise last year, and the results were mixed. At Fox, “Minority Report” was a dud, but the return of “The X-Files” was a massive ratings hit. CBS’ “Rush Hour” was a miss, but a new version of “The Odd Couple” is picking up steam.

Just as sequel and franchise mania envelops the film biz, it’s easy to knock TV for its constant desire to ride the wayback machine.
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FilmOn TV Adds Four New Channels For Your Viewing and Entertainment Pleasure

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FilmOn TV Adds Four New Channels For Your Viewing and Entertainment Pleasure
FilmOn TV already has more than 600 channels and it’s going to be even more fun with 4 new channels. The online streaming service recently added four new channels that features classic movies and TV shows. Check out the new channels below: 1. Hollywood @ War (Movies) – Classic war films, told Hollywood-style, extracted from the FilmOn library vault. 2. Dragnet TV (Classic TV) – Just the facts, ma’am. Every week, Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) follows the clues, the witnesses and uses a lot of crime jargon as he tries to catch one ‘perp’ or another in this classic TV series from the 1950′s and 60′s, set in Los [ Read More ]

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