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Roman Polanski ‘Blindsided’ by Expulsion From Movie Academy, Plans to Appeal

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Roman Polanski ‘Blindsided’ by Expulsion From Movie Academy, Plans to Appeal
Roman Polanski felt “blindsided” by the decision of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to expel him, and plans to appeal.

“We plan to ask the Academy to follow its own rules which is to give Roman 10 days notice to present his side,” Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun said in a statement to TheWrap. “We were prepared but were blindsided by their violation of their own standards. What did the 56 members review??”

On Tuesday, the Academy voted to expel Bill Cosby and Polanski in accordance with the organization’s Standard of Conduct.

Also Read: Film Academy Expels Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct,” read the statement. “The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.”

Polanski was expelled 15 years after his film “The Pianist” took home Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor at the 75th Academy Awards. The film was nominated for Best Picture, but lost to “Chicago.”

Polanski was arrested and charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977. He pled guilty and was imprisoned for 42 days, after which he was released and put on probation as part of a plea bargain. When Polanski learned that a judge was planning to revoke the plea deal, the director fled Paris before the sentencing.

Also Read: That Time Quentin Tarantino Said Roman Polanski Didn't Rape 13-Year-Old: 'She Wanted to Have It'

Cosby has never won an Oscar but he was an Academy member. His film credits include “Hickey & Boggs,” “Uptown Saturday Night,” “Ghost Dad,” “The Meteor Man” and “Jack.”

On Wednesday, Cosby’s name was removed from the website of the Television Academy. The comedian was recently found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in his retrial over accusations made by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Cosby had maintained that his interaction with Constand was consensual and that he had given her Benadryl in an effort to help her relax.

A spokesperson for Cosby has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment on whether Cosby plans to appeal as well. The Academy has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Film Academy Expels Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski in accordance with the organization’s Standard of Conduct, the Academy announced Thursday.

“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors met on Tuesday night (May 1) and has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct,” read the statement. “The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity.”

Polanski is out 15 years after his film “The Pianist” took home Oscars for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor at the 75th Academy Awards. The film was nominated for Best Picture but lost to “Chicago.”

Also Read: Bill Cosby Removed From Television Academy Website

Polanski was arrested and charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977. He pled guilty and was imprisoned for 42 days, after which he was released and put on probation as part of a plea bargain. When Polanski learned that a judge was planning to revoke the plea deal, the director fled Paris before sentencing.

Cosby has never won an Oscar but he was an Academy member. His film credits include “Hickey & Boggs,” “Uptown Saturday Night,” “Ghost Dad,” “The Meteor Man” and “Jack.”

On Wednesday, Cosby’s name was removed from the website of the Television Academy. The comedian was recently found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in his retrial over accusations made by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Also Read: Bill Cosby Found Guilty: Here's Where His Civil Cases Stand

Cosby had maintained that his interaction with Constand was consensual, and that he had given her Benadryl in an effort to help her relax.

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From VHS to VOD #2

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I can often spend hours upon hours trawling through iTunes looking for new movies to buy… Usually I’ll randomly come across a title I haven’t seen in years and use the “Cast & Crew” links to make my way down the rabbit hole to the more obscure side of Apple’s digital movie service.

Now whilst many will decry that iTunes is a terrible VOD service due to Apple’s desire to lock its audience to their platforms, if you have an Apple TV or iPad be aware – there are some truly obscure films hidden away in the depths of the vast collection of movies. Some of which have been made available in the UK for the first time since VHS and a Lot that have been added to the service in their original uncut form!

So, with
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Once Upon a Time Recap: Dad Reckoning

Once Upon a Time Recap: Dad Reckoning
This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, not a whole lot of current storyline got moved forward, though we did get fresh insight into David’s father and the difficult decisions he made back in the day. Regina, meanwhile, invited the Wish Realm’s Robin to steal her heart, with meh results.

RelatedOnce Upon a Time Shake-Up: 4 Vets in Talks to Return for Possible Season 7

After a small celebration of Emma’s win over Gideon and in which he toasted to “family,” David finds himself in the dumps, desperately missing quality time with the missus — at which point,
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Review: 'Pitch' avoids the second-episode slump with 'The Interim'

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Review: 'Pitch' avoids the second-episode slump with 'The Interim'
A review of tonight's Pitch coming up just as soon as I'm disappointed the episode didn't do a full-on Just One of the Guys homage at some point... Second episodes are hard. They're made under the assumption that not everyone watching will have seen the pilot, and that even those who did might need some reinforcement on the character relationships and themes. So there's a tendency for them to feel like a repetition of what happened the week before, only less effective because it's being done twice, and without the time and budget that can go into a pilot. But "The Interim" was ultimately a more satisfying episode than the pilot, which I already liked a lot. No, the scope wasn't quite as big (what little game action we see is presented as a TV highlight after the fact), but there was no Ghost Dad(*), or any other kind of
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Pitch Post-Game Report: How Did Week 2 Live Up to the Premiere's Big Twist?

Pitch Post-Game Report: How Did Week 2 Live Up to the Premiere's Big Twist?
Well that was...not what we were expecting. After the series premiere of Pitch introduced us to Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), Major League Baseball's first female player and burgeoning feminist icon, and her domineering daddy Bill (Michael Beach), only to pull the rug out from under us at the very end and reveal that dad's been dead all along, we were left wondering exactly what this show would look like moving forward? Would the series take a page from Empire and have Ghost Dad show up week after week to give Ginny the push she needs just when she needs it? As it turns out, not quite. Despite making the revelation of Bill's mortality such a linchpin to premiere, he didn't make a single...
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Play ball! Let's talk about what happened at the end of the 'Pitch' pilot

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Play ball! Let's talk about what happened at the end of the 'Pitch' pilot
I expressed most of my opinions about Fox's Pitch in this morning's piece, but there is one specific part of the pilot I didn't want to get into until after you had seen it, so spoilers (for this and for the pilot of This Is Us, which we discussed on Tuesday night) coming up just as soon as I keep the $700 million receipt... As I alluded to this morning, Dan Fogelman clearly had absent fathers on his mind this pilot season. The This Is Us pilot not only involves one of the characters tracking down the biological father who abandoned him as a baby, but reveals at the end that one of its story arcs takes place 36 years in the past, and that Milo Ventimiglia is father (presumably dead in 2016, based on the interactions of two of the siblings) to the main characters living in the present. Pitch, meanwhile, does its own head fake,
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Polter-guess: match the ghost to the movie – quiz

As Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot hits cinemas this week, how familiar are you with other movie ghouls?

Ghost Town

The Sixth Sense

The Haunting

Over Her Dead Body

Shutter

Dark Water

The Eye

The Grudge

Lady in White

Poltergeist

Beetlejuice

Hellraiser

Thirteen Ghosts

House on Haunted Hill

Ghosts of Mars

What Lies Beneath

The Haunting

The Innocents

Carnival of Souls

The Terror

Stir of Echoes

Mama

The Conjuring

Insidious

The Haunted Mansion

A Haunted House

Heart and Souls

The Frighteners

High Spirits

Haunted

House

Scrooged

Safe Haven

The Pact

Just Like Heaven

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Casper

Campfire Tales

Ghostbusters II

Ghost Dad

7 and above.

You showed real spirit

0 and above.

You never stood a ghost of a chance

4 and above.

That was a bust

Continue reading...
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The Amazing Spider-man 3 Could Have Raised the Dead

Denis Leary’s Captain George Stacy died in The Amazing Spider-Man, but that didn’t stop him from having a minor cameo as Disapproving Ghost Dad in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We’ll never know what would have happened with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, and while I’m grateful that film has been stricken from existence thanks to Sony realizing that they should partner with Marvel if they want to stop the franchise from becoming a constant embarrassment, I’m always curious about “What If?” Speaking to IGN at Comic-Con for his new series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Leary revealed that the plot of The Amazing Spider-Man 3 might have involved Peter raising the dead: “Part of the discussion was that possible in ‘3’ there was this idea that at one point Spider-Man would be able to take this formula and regenerate the people in his life that had died. So there was
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BahamasBuzz: Sir Sidney Poitier to Bestow his Name to the Biff's Career Achievement Award

The Bahamas International Film Festival (Biff) has announced that Academy Award® winner and renowned global icon Sir Sidney Poitier has agreed to the naming of the prestigious Career Achievement Award at the Bahamas International Film Festival the “Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award.” Biff founder and executive director Leslie Vanderpool made the announcement.

“There is no person on Earth who is better suited to have the Career Achievement Award be named after him,” Vanderpool said. “Poitier is one of the finest actors for generations and is, simply put, an icon and a legend.” The American Film Institute named him among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.

Poitier stretched his reach within the industry on film and on stage acting in productions such as "A Raisin in the Sun" (1959) and "Lysistrata." For his film role in "The Defiant Ones," Poitier was the first male actor of African descent to be nominated for a competitive Academy Award in 1958. A few years later in 1964, Poitier was the first black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in a riveting and memorable performance as Homer Smith in Ralph Nelson’s "Lilies of The Field."

Thirty-eight years after receiving the Best Actor award, Poitier received an honorary tribute from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being. In 2009, Poitier was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America’s highest civilian honor, by President Barack Obama.

A global legend, knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1968 and highly respected author, director and “actor’s actor,” with more than fifty films and television shows to his credit, Poitier has starred in some of Hollywood’s most important and biggest films and earned critics’ praise for several commanding performances. Poitier’s reputation solidified with leading roles in mainstream films: "No Way Out" (1950), "Blackboard Jungle" (1955), "The Bedford Incident" and "A Patch Of Blue" (1965). The most successful films that catapulted Poitier’s career in 1967 where, "To Sir with Love," "Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night."

Directing was not far away from his achievements having a directorial debut with the western "Buck and the Preacher" soon followed by "Uptown Saturday Night," "Let’s Do It Again," "A Piece Of The Action," "Stir Crazy," "Hanky Panky," "Fast Forward’ and ‘Ghost Dad."

From 1995 to 2003, Poitier served as a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company. Proud to represent The Bahamas, Sir Sidney was the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan, a position held from 2002 to 2007, while being the Ambassador of The Bahamas to Unesco.

What makes this addition so momentous is that he is a Bahamian who believes in building future generations of filmmakers while honoring the actors and actresses who broke ground, furthermore, upholding their careers with poise. Sir Sidney possesses a true love and appreciation for the people of The Bahamas.

One of the Bahamas International Film Festival’s missions is to ensure youth in The Bahamas have the opportunity to remember Sir Sidney while celebrating the achievements of others within the film industry.

“Leslie Vanderpool’s efforts have been extraordinary in making it possible for The Bahamas to have not only a film festival, but to also attract some of the great film artists and filmmakers from around the world. People like Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover, Alan Arkin, Sir Sean Connery, Sophie Okonedo, Lee Daniels, Lenny Kravitz and my own daughter Sydney Tamiia Poitier, who have found, to their great surprise, that the Bahamas is moving swiftly toward a bona fide motion picture community--all of which have been structured by the imaginative young Bahamians who have committed themselves to The Bahamas having a film community of its own,” Poitier said.

Adding to his many achievements, Poitier has published four best sellers "This Life," "The Measure of A Man," "Life Beyond Measure: Letters to my Great-Grand Daughter" and "Montaro Caine." Additionally, he has many talents having recorded an album with the composer Fred Katz called ‘Poitier Meets Plato’ reciting passages from Plato’s writings.

Family is most important for Sir Sidney, He and his wife Joanna Shimkus, a Canadian-born former actress of Lithuanian and Irish descent have two daughters Anika and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Poitier has four daughters Beverly, Pamela, Sherri and Gina from a previous marriage. In addition to his six daughters, Poitier has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Leslie Vanderpool and Sydney T. Poitier will be instrumental in overseeing the granting of the Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Awards.
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Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks to Whoopi Goldberg, Jill Scott for Their Support

Bill Cosby Tweets Thanks to Whoopi Goldberg, Jill Scott for Their Support
Bill Cosby is tweeting out his thanks to those who've had his back amid multiple sexual assault allegations.

Singer Jill Scott and The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg have stood up for Cosby as women continue to come forward claiming the comedian drugged and raped them.

News: Bill Cosby's Accusers: A Timeline of Alleged Sexual Assault Claims (Updated)

On Wednesday morning, The Cosby Show star tweeted: "Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family."

Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family.

Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014

He also extended a shout out to Goldberg, tweeting: "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg."

Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg.

Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) December 3, 2014

Video: 20th Bill Cosby Accuser Comes Forward

Earlier this year, Scott, 42, received an honorary degree from Cosby at Temple University, the comedian's alma mater in Philadelphia -- of which he recently resigned from their board. The singer defended Cosby on Sunday when responding to a tweet, writing: "U know Bill Cosby? I do child
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Bill Cosby's 'Ghost Dad' Co-Star Says He Always Acted Professionally On Set

Bill Cosby's 'Ghost Dad' Co-Star Says He Always Acted Professionally On Set
As new accusations of sexual assaults continue to surface, one of Bill Cosby's former co-stars is coming to his defense. Kimberly Russell, who played Cosby's daughter in the 1990 film Ghost Dad, on Monday told Et's Brooke Anderson Cosby always treated her professionally.

News: Accuser to Bill Cosby: Take Up For Women, Try to Do Something Heroic

"I was alone with him," Russell told Et. "There were times when I would have to rehearse a scene in his trailer or he would come to my trailer and he was 100 percent respectful and never inappropriate."

Russell, who was in her 20s when she worked with the embattled comedian, said that she never felt uncomfortable around Cosby and considers the allegations against him to be "totally out of character" of the Cosby that she knows and respects.

News: Former NBC Employee Says He 'Felt Like a Pimp' Working with Cosby

"Personally I find [the allegations] shocking," said Russell
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More Gwen In Spidey's Future Sequels?!

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Oh, boy.

As if all of the murmurs coming out of Sony's Spider-Man department haven't been disconcerting enough, now we can add a new one to the mix: Word on the street is that the folks behind the Amazing Spider-Man films are looking for a way to bring back Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy. Why? Well, probably because her scenes with Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker have been the best parts of both movies so far.

You likely all ready know that Spidey is in a bit of a jam over at Sony Pictures. They had all these lofty plans for old webhead, which involved using his entire cast of characters to create a whole mini cinematic universe for the makers of Playstation. Prior to the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Sony announced a slate of flicks that included direct sequels and spinoffs. Then the film came out, frustrated fans and critics alike,
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The Unseen: Reflecting on Martin Campbell & HBO’s ‘Cast a Deadly Spell’

My hometown Mom-and-Pop video store used to have a magical “freebie” bin. This bin was the resting place for any excess promotional materials the store procured. The freebie bin rarely held any blockbuster movie posters, but it was always stocked with horror titles, and being a diehard horror fan, I outfitted my room with materials I collected from the freebie bin. (Plus, I once found a Ghost Dad shirt lurking in the bottom!) One of my favorite finds was a giant poster from Cast a Deadly Spell. This means that while many girls my age had New Kids on the Block or a fresh from T2 Edward Furlong pasted on their walls, my room was adorned with a scruffy Fred Ward. And thus, I was set on the horror path I am still ambling down today.

The post The Unseen: Reflecting on Martin Campbell & HBO’s ‘Cast a Deadly Spell
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A Look Inside the Museum of African American Cinema, an Extensive Black Film Artifact Collection in Harlem

Housed in a small office space in Harlem's Adam Clayton Powell Jr. state office building, the Museum of African American Cinema (MoAAC) contains over 4,000 collectible items, from vintage film prints to original costumes from films like Malcolm X and Ghost Dad.  Gregory Javan Mills, Ernest N. Steele and 20 other founding members established MoAAC as a non-profit back in 2001, after seeing the need for black representation among other collections of American cinema. "I used to cringe when I'd see a montage of great American films, and not one black film," says Mills. "So that's why we're here, to tell our story." Mills is currently seeking funds to display...
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Superman Salvaged: How to Fix Man of Steel

It feels like, with every passing week, there is a strong chance we will receive more news on the as-yet-untitled and apparently made-on-the-fly Man of Steel sequel. What started as a simple follow-up has quickly mutated into the makings of a Justice League franchise, with Supes now joined in the ring by Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll get Jesse Eisenberg portraying iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor. However it is ironed out, it will be a packed installment in a presumably long-term series. This choice of direction clearly signifies DC and Warner Bros. seeing the need to at least match the lighting in a bottle that was Marvel’s The Avengers, but also suggests another underlying qualm; a lack of faith in Superman as a lead.

The Avengers is significant on this point for a number of reasons,
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The Muppets Screenwriter Hired To Rewrite Adam McKay's Uptown Saturday Night Remake

Of the great actor/directors in cinema, Sidney Poitier.s name comes up less often than most - and that.s largely because 1990.s Ghost Dad would have killed anyone.s career, dreams, livelihood, etc. As disastrous as that movie was, however, he and Bill Cosby also gave us the great 1974 crime comedy Uptown Saturday Night, which really should be a cult classic at this point. (Richard Pryor and Flip Wilson!) Will Smith and Denzel Washington have been attached to star in a remake for years, the project most recently attracting Anchorman director Adam McKay, and now The Muppets co-writer Nicholas Stoller has stepped in to take over script rewriting duties. There's an interesting ticking click involved with this development, however. After years of kicking around both Smith and Washington.s schedules, the goal is now to get this film into production by next summer. If Stoller is unable to
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Dexter: where did it all go wrong?

The serial killer show is building towards its series finale, but it's difficult to get excited about a programme that has wasted so much of its potential

One of the most talked-about television programmes of the past decade is currently building up to its long-awaited series finale. It's an American import about a white male antihero with a compulsion for crime that tears his family apart. To make matters worse, this family has members in the very same law enforcement organisation that's out to get him. Breaking Bad? No, I'm talking about Dexter.

Not watching Dexter? Well, who can blame you. At this point, the only people still watching are life-hating masochists like me who grimly cling on to each new arid, inert, incident-free episode just because they've already sat through seven and a half godforsaken years of this tripe and they feel a wrongheaded sense of duty to discover how it ends.
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Schoolhouse Rock Parody, Game Launch Rock, Offers Legitimately Valid Advice

by Matt Hawkins

All week long, YouTube has been showcasing videos that are designed to appeal to geeks of all kind. From movie nerds to comic book dweebs. And yes, video game dorks are also included in the mix.

At at the very top of the must watch list is the Schoolhouse Rock parody, that will resonate most strongly with those of us who were actually around when it originally aired on Saturday mornings.

But all gamers, especially the young ones, would do themselves well by taking a look and listening to its advice.

The following, by Brent Black, who is mostly known by the name brentalfloss, tells us all that console launches are not what they used to be, and are best left avoided:

The message is clear; wait till Above & Beyond: Ghost Dad is finally out before picking up a system.

Real quick, here's another YouTube Geek Week selection,
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Dr. Wtf! Michael Jackson Was Top Choice For Lead Role In Doctor Who Movie

Shamone! The Times is reporting that one of the passages in Charles Norton's new book, Now On The Big Screen: The Unofficial And Unauthorised Guide To Doctor Who At The Cinema reveals that Michael Jackson ("Men in Black II") was considered for the starring role in Paramount's never-made Doctor Who film. In one chapter, its author Charles Norton claims that Jackson was the preferred choice for a lead role in a big screen version of the BBC TV show by Paramount bosses in 1988, off the back of his film Moonwalker. Apparently, Bill Cosby ("Ghost Dad") was also in mind for the role had Jackson declined the offer.
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