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Irwin Winkler Tapped for Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award

Irwin Winkler Tapped for Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award
The Producers Guild of America has selected Irwin Winkler as the recipient of its 2017 David O. Selznick Achievement Award.

Winkler will be presented the award at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Winkler won the best picture Academy Award in 1976 for producing “Rocky” and received best picture nominations for “Goodfellas,” “The Right Stuff,” and “Raging Bull.” He’s the only producer to have three movies on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Greatest American Films (“Raging Bull,” “Rocky,” “Goodfellas”).

Winkler produced 1969’s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” which received nine Oscar noms. He’s the producer of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming historical drama “Silence,” starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson.

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Producers Guild Awards chairs Donald De Line and Amy Pascal said, “Irwin Winkler’s movies have come to define Hollywood storytelling,
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Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-aftra President, Dies at 71

Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-aftra, died Wednesday. He was 71.

SAG-aftra announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement. “Ken was an inspirational leader and it is an incredible loss for SAG-aftra, for his family and for everyone who knew him. He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt.
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Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-AFTRA President, Dies at 71

Ken Howard, ‘White Shadow’ Star, SAG-AFTRA President, Dies at 71
Emmy and Tony winner Ken Howard, the tall, barrel-chested actor known for starring in CBS’ late ’70s sports drama “The White Shadow,” NBC drama “Crossing Jordan” and, more recently, for his appearances on “30 Rock” as well as for his presidency of SAG-AFTRA, died Wednesday. He was 71.

SAG-AFTRA announced that he died at his home near Los Angeles. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

“Ken was a remarkable leader and his powerful vision for this union was a source of inspiration for all of us,” SAG-aftra acting president Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement “He was an exceptional person and we are deeply saddened by his passing. He had a remarkable career and he never forgot what it was like to be a working performer. The merger of SAG and AFTRA was something of a ‘North Star’ for him and, once he fixed upon it, he never wavered from that goal.
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Romy And Michele's High School Reunion Alumni Roundup: The Cast Then And Now

It's been close to two decades since Romy and Michele's High School Reunion arrived in theaters delivering what has proven to be a truly perfect mashup of 80s and 90s pop culture. Looking back, this movie is so 90s it's like not even funny... Except it is funny. (Obviously.) If the film were a person, it'd be graduating high school around this time, so what better time to take a look at the talented cast of the 1997 comedy to see what they've been up to since Tucson (Wooo!). Mira Sorvino (Romy White) Mira Sorvino was coming off an Oscar win for Mighty Aphrodite when she took on the role of Romy White in Romy and Michele. Since then, her credits have included At First Sight, Union Square, and more recently, she played the part of Sara in TNT's Falling Skies. %NEW_PAGE% Lisa Kudrow (Michele Weinberger) Friends was already on
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Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape

Ranked: How superhero stars fared after giving up the cape
Donning the cape and tights to play a big screen superhero was often seen as career suicide for actors. This idea is mined to brilliant effect in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, with a former comic book star looking to relaunch his career with an ambitious Broadway play.

Adding extra spice to Birdman is the casting of Michael Keaton, himself a former Batman whose post-tights career has been somewhat hit and miss. This film, however, is a stunning reminder of just how good an actor Keaton is and proof that careers don't end when on-screen superpowers fade away.

Digital Spy takes a look at 20 ex-superhero stars to see how they fared after leaving an iconic comic book role behind.

20. Billy Zane

The suave American actor looked set for big things in the '90s thanks to impressive roles in Dead Calm and Tombstone, but his time in the purple Phantom
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Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles

Let us play the “Name Game”, shall we? Since we all are part of the experience here at the entertainment website known as Sound on Sight maybe we should pay homage to our online destination by celebrating it in an unconventional manner? Specifically, we can recognize Sound on Sight by acknowledging movie names that contain the words “sound” and “sight” in their titles.

However you may perceive this experimentation as being rather gimmicky and silly please realize that this movie column is also a means to recognize a few movie titles that are unfamiliar or perhaps a first-time discovery to some of you out there that never heard some of these cinematic selections. There may be a couple of well-known films in the bunch but collectively the features being mentioned in Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles are aptly presented based on the theme at hand.
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Let’s All Go See Val Kilmer’s One-Man-Show Called Citizen Twain

Take a guess what Val Kilmer has been up to in his post-MacGruber resurgence. If you said “Starring in a one-man show about Mark Twain that he wrote and directed called Citizen Twain,” then you are very weird for guessing that specific thing but you are exactly correct! Behold, Val Twainmer – this is a real poster: The Critics are raving: “Kilm Me Now!” Our friend Sarah Walker had the opperTwainity to see Val Kilmer’s Citizen Twain this week and wrote this detailed review, and it sounds like everything I’ve ever wanted in a Val Kilmer one-man-show, including him breaking the fourth wall for a Batman Forever joke and awkwardly using the N-Word a lot (just like he did in At First Sight). Which brings me to my next point: Who is coming with me to the Val Kilmer Mark Twain one-man-show entitled Citizen Twain? (I cannot say
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First Look trailer: Mira Sorvino's direct-to-dvd backwoods chiller 'The Presence'

First Look trailer: Mira Sorvino's direct-to-dvd backwoods chiller 'The Presence'
According to IMDb, Mira Sorvino has been quite busy lately. Although, to be honest, we sort of tuned out around the time she costarred with Val Kilmer’s blind masseuse in 1999′s At First Sight. So we were pleased to see the trailer for her creepy new haunted-cabin flick, The Presence. The fact that it was produced by The Blair Witch Project’s Daniel Myrick only heightened our interest.

What can we tell from the trailer to this straight-to-dvd supernatural thriller? Well, first off, that Ms. Sorvino (sorry, Academy Award-winner Ms. Sorvino) appears to have inherited a secluded cabin in the woods from her grandfather,
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Fan-Made Trailer Bombards Bradley Cooper’s Five Senses

Having had his first go at leading man status earlier this year with Limitless, Bradley Cooper looks destined for increasingly big things.

What is not at all clear is how this trailer fits in with all of that. At first sight, it looks like a fascinating premise, that a man who fails to properly use each of his five senses (for example by looking away when a woman is attacked in a side alley) eventually begins to lose them.

However, SlashFilm says this is a fan-made trailer, cobbled together from Cooper’s work in other films. Having not seen Limitless, from which much of this content is presumably taken, I can’t comment, though I definitely recognise a fall from The A-Team amidst all of the kinetic activity. Five Senses looks like an upcoming graphic novel release by Viper Comics, putting this trailer firmly in the viral marketing camp, though
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BBC2 looks to drama to solve identity crisis in the shadow of budget cuts

Caught between big sister BBC1 and upstarts BBC3 and BBC4, the 'difficult middle child' is working to regain its niche with increased investment in drama – despite cost cuts

It has been called the BBC's "difficult middle child"; the channel that sits uncomfortably between BBC1's high-wattage productions and digital upstarts BBC3 and BBC4; the network whose most popular shows are frequently snatched away by its more mainstream sibling, while other programmes that may once have found a home there now play out on the more niche outlets. So – minus Miranda and MasterChef, without the critically acclaimed Being Human or The Killing – what's left for BBC2?

Finding answers to this question is understood to be a priority for George Entwistle, who has just inherited responsibility for the BBC's portfolio of TV channels as the newly appointed BBC Vision director. Entwistle is said to remain convinced of the power and importance of channel brands,
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Rewind TV: Exile; The Shadow Line; Vera; Case Sensitive

Four new crime dramas, all brimming with acting talent, offer conclusive proof of British TV's inferiority

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The Shadow Line (BBC2) | iPlayer

Vera (ITV1) | ITV Player

Case Sensitive (ITV1) | ITV Player

Government statistics suggest that crime is declining in all areas except television, where various initiatives have failed to arrest its continuing commission. No amount of celebrity chefs nor property shows have done the trick. Not even costume dramas with bonnets and butlers. The truth is that when placed against the draw of a bloody murder or a violent rape, the rest of TV is about as effective as a community support officer at an armed robbery.

Last week no fewer than four new crime dramas made their fanfared debuts. Each one bore the trace of a handsome budget and loving attention, each one made confident demands – whether temporal or cerebral – on the viewer, and each one left
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Rewind TV: Exile; The Shadow Line; Vera; Case Sensitive

Four new crime dramas, all brimming with acting talent, offer conclusive proof of British TV's inferiority

Exile (BBC1) | iPlayer

The Shadow Line (BBC2) | iPlayer

Vera (ITV1) | ITV Player

Case Sensitive (ITV1) | ITV Player

Government statistics suggest that crime is declining in all areas except television, where various initiatives have failed to arrest its continuing commission. No amount of celebrity chefs nor property shows have done the trick. Not even costume dramas with bonnets and butlers. The truth is that when placed against the draw of a bloody murder or a violent rape, the rest of TV is about as effective as a community support officer at an armed robbery.

Last week no fewer than four new crime dramas made their fanfared debuts. Each one bore the trace of a handsome budget and loving attention, each one made confident demands – whether temporal or cerebral – on the viewer, and each one left
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

Ellen on the »Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« / Decent box office start for »Super« / Press comments

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Continuing her promo tour for »Super«, Ellen headed back to La and stopped by the »Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« last Wednesday. The interview was refreshingly long with the actress spending more than 15 minutes on the show. It started off with casual small talk about her eating habits, minimalist lifestyle, her mother's tattoo, facing mortal fear on a camping trip as well as the special attraction of the circus Ellen attended while filming »Mouth to Mouth« in Portugal. When she explained that her super hero character is "a bit of a psychopath" and "a little bit of a sexual predator," something unexpected happened. Instead of saying "Go and see that movie" or "Check it out in theaters now" as usual, Ferguson quipped "I don't think I want to see this film." Although the host was clearly joking in this case, it wasn't the best way to support his guest.s project.
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News: Top Gun returns to theaters and Blu-ray

Top Gun turns 25 this year, and along with a new Blu-ray/DVD combo pack arriving in stores, Paramount Pictures is re-releasing the action movie in AMC theaters on April 30 and May 2.

Starring Tom Cruise (Knight and Day), Val Kilmer (Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans) and Kelly McGillis (At First Sight), the 1986 film, which gave us the “need for speed,” will celebrate its birthday in 150 theaters in 52 markets.

Showings will be at 12:30pm on Saturday April 30 and 7pm on Monday May 2 in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec and Texas, among other areas. AMC has set up a special page for Top Gun screening tickets.

All attendees will receive a full-sized 25th anniversary Top Gun poster, while supplies last, according to Paramount.

And, at each screening, a copy of the new Blu-ray/DVD combo, which debuts on May 10, will be given away.

The Blu-ray/DVD pack
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What to Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for March 28th

It’s another packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, March 28th 2011.

Machete (DVD/Blu-ray)

A bad-ass, star-studded action-thriller from Robert Rodriguez (Desperado), Machete is an over-the-top homage to 1970′s exploitation movies, starring Danny Trejo as a Mexican Federale seeking revenge against a vicious drug lord (Steven Seagal), a ruthless vigilante (Don Johnson) and a power-mad politician (Robert De Niro). He is helped by a savvy immigration agent (Jessica Alba), revolutionary She (Michelle Rodriguez) and by his brother, a priest (Cheech Marin), and finds solace with a drug addict (Lindsay Lohan) along the way. Review.

Wake Wood (DVD)

Still grieving the death of their only child, Alice, a young couple relocate to the remote town of Wake Wood where they stumble on a group of villagers practising Pagan rituals. They soon learn that this ritual has the power to bring back the dead,
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Sundance 2011: fewer stars, more ideas – review

This year's Sundance film festival discouraged big-name Hollywood stars in favour of emerging talent

Kevin Macdonald's documentary marvel, Life in a Day, is formed out of some 4,500 hours of material shot by film amateurs around the world and sent in to YouTube. There are images of striking beauty, tender and funny scenes. Nothing much newsworthy happened on 24 July 2010, but as a girl from Illinois whose footage closes the film says, something did happen. At Sundance, to make sure we didn't all think we'd dreamed the whole thing up, 25 of the film-makers, from Chile, Bali, Ukraine, Dubai and indeed Britain sat on chairs and talked about the experience of seeing their work edited into a film. "Life is different now," the girl from Illinois said. "I feel different."

In bad times, it's easy to snuggle within a reassuring notion of the past. Perhaps this accounts for the excess of admiration
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Top 5 Most Anticipated German Films for 2011

Like in several other territories, commercial juggernauts will win it big in 2011. This should be the case for Germany. Til Schweiger, for example, is going to churn out family-oriented Kokowääh (no, that's not a word) and Keinohrhasen 3. As always, comedians are going to try to translate their concert hall fame into tickets, like Tom Gerhardt and Hilmi Sözer, who have teamed up for buddy-cop-com Die Superbullen, or Kurt Krömer, who's trying his luck in a movie called Eine Insel namens Udo - titles you won't have to memorize altogether, as they will hardly be exported to non-German-speaking countries. Pina, in contrast, will be: It's Wim Wenders' bow to the late Pina Bausch, a 3D dance theater experience running out of competition at coming February's Berlinale, dreaded in advance by arthouse purists. Meanwhile, these are some of the most promising German films that do show up on the horizon: #.5 Memory
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'Life Unexpected' Fan Columnist: Baze, The Boy Who Grew Up

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'Life Unexpected' Fan Columnist: Baze, The Boy Who Grew Up
Life Unexpected's finale is only two weeks away and we need to get ready, so make sure you keep a box of tissues close to your TV set. In the meantime, let's remember why we love Baze.

At first sight, he is the guy who can get away with anything thanks to his cuteness, playful personality and smirky sense of humor. By no means is he husband and -- let alone -- parent material! However, throughout his life he has mastered the art of proving people just how wrong they are about him, starting with his own father.
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Movie Review: Love and Other Drugs Nearly Od's on Rom-Com Clichés

Movie Review: Love and Other Drugs Nearly Od's on Rom-Com Clichés
Review in a Hurry: Ridiculously beautiful commitment-phobes (Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway) suffer serious side effects from a love interaction. At first sight, Love appears to be this year's Up in the Air, but then it strictly follows the rom-com prescription and comes dangerously close to Od'ing on sap. The Bigger Picture: Disclaimer: Love contains nudity and intense carnal activity, so check with your doctor to see if your heart is healthy enough for sex scenes. Actually, the title should have been Sex & Other Drugs—not because of all the steamy action, but because love has a way of screwing things up, this film included. Gyllenhaal stars as Jamie, a skirt-chasing charmer who trains to be a...
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Fantastic Review: Julia’s Eyes

If you were forced to give up one of your senses which would it be? Hearing? Touch? Spidey? It would be devastating to lose any of them obviously, especially the sixth, but I expect the most frightening would be the loss of sight. The idea of your world going slowly and irreversibly dark is terrifying, and while some films choose to view the subject of blindness as fodder for treacly drama or humorous action (At First Sight, Blind Fury) there have been a few that embrace the horror of it all. Audrey Hepburn’s Wait Until Dark is probably the best known blind-centric thriller, but for me few films beat the little-seen Afraid Of the Dark when it comes to milking the nightmarish premise for maximum chills. But the new film produced by Guillermo Del Toro comes pretty damn close. A blind woman stumbles through her home, staring in vain into the dark corners and pockets of
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