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Before Tina Fey's Film Version, Here's the Story of Carol Burnett's Late Daughter Carrie Hamilton

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Before Tina Fey's Film Version, Here's the Story of Carol Burnett's Late Daughter Carrie Hamilton
Carol Burnett is an undisputed TV legend. The trailblazing comedienne is the queen of making people laugh - but her own life hasn't been all smiles and laughter. Burnett is set to co-produce (alongside Tina Fey) a film adaptation of her memoir about her late daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died 17 years ago at the age of 38.

Born in 1963, Carrie Hamilton was the daughter of Burnett and her second husband, producer Joe Hamilton. Early in life, however, Hamilton's struggles began: she suffered through three years of addiction while she was still in her teens. It was Burnett, as she explained to People in a 2018 interview, who forced Hamilton into rehab.

"She got sober when she was 17," Burnett said. "I put her in a third rehab place, and oh my God, she hated me. I came to the conclusion that I had to love her enough to let her hate me. She
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What’s New on DVD in March: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ ‘Burning,’ ‘Kingdom of the Spiders’ and More

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After writing the DVD Obscura column for years at Movies.com, TheWrap’s Film Reviews Editor Alonso Duralde brings it to its new home. In an age where niche and classic movies are harder and harder to find via traditional streaming services, it’s still worth maintaining a collection of physical media that can’t disappear from the internet (or even from your own online library). Each month, Duralde highlights new DVD, Blu-ray and 4K releases in six categories: Indie, Foreign, Documentary, Grindhouse, Classics and TV.

New Indies

Both hilarious and heartbreaking, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) may be one of the best films ever made about the plight of the writer — whether it’s the agony of having to be her own publicist or the realization that she’s most valued for her skill at mimicking the voices of other authors, Lee Israel (the
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Interview: Levi Meaden Talks Pacific Rim Uprising and Breaking In

In Pacific Rim Uprising, actor Levi Meaden battled against the invading Kaiju, and for James McTeigue’s recently released home invasion thriller, he has to take on a determined mom played by Gabrielle Union. Regardless of his cinematic foes, Meaden is certainly enjoying 2018 thus far, and Daily Dead recently caught up with him to discuss his experience working on his recent projects.

Breaking In is currently in theaters, and Pacific Rim: Uprising will hit digital platforms on June 5th before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD a few weeks later on June 19th.

Congrats on both Pacific Rim Uprising and Breaking In. Seems like you’re having a lot of fun this year and keeping busy, and those are both good things. So, going into Pacific Rim, how familiar were you with this world before you came aboard the sequel, and then how did you end up immersing yourself in everything?
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker has joined the Season 2 Westworld cast in the recurring role of a military commanding officer, Major Craddock. The recent announcement was accompanied by a photo of the dark-haired Tucker; eyes piercing and countenance intriguing. His image is yet another confirmation of his reputation for chameleon-like powers of transformation. He has taken on many different roles since he entered his acting career. Tucker’s best known for his movie roles in The Ruins, The Virgin Suicides, In the Valley of Elah, Hostage, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He has 23 film credits and 22 television credits to his name.

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Jonathan Tucker
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in December 2016, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in December 2016, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Trollhunters” Season 1 (available December 23)

Why Should I Watch It? Two big reasons: First, the director of “Pan’s Labyrinth,” Guillermo del Toro, created “Trollhunters,” an animated event series about a teenager who discovers a mystical amulet that unveils a secret civilization of trolls beneath his hometown. If the Oscar nominee himself isn’t enough, there’s another creative force — in addition to the impressive voice cast of Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman and Charlie Saxton — to pay attention to: Said teenager is voiced by Anton Yelchin, in what’s being billed his final role. After debuting two episodes at New York Comic-Con in October, del Toro said he never even discussed replacing Yelchin. “We didn’t go into a meeting,” del Toro said. “We didn’t have a conference. […] He was a great guy to work with, he was proud of what he did, we were proud of what he did.
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Bruce Willis: examining his recent straight-to-dvd movies

Kirsten Howard Jan 19, 2017

Most Bruce Willis movies right now seem to head to DVD almost immediately. We've found even more of them...

This article has been updated to include two new films - Precious Cargo and Marauders.

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It’s not exactly clear when Bruce Willis went from being a big star whose name filled seats and sold tickets to being a guy whose name you see on the cover of so many direct-to-dvd and VOD outings (albeit ones that sometimes get a week or two in a cinema, in essence to promote the VOD release), but I’d like to go out on a limb here and say that Kevin Smith’s mouth might be partly to blame.

During one of his filmed Q&A sessions that ended up winging its way to eager fanboys and girls like
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Gina Carano And Bruce Willis Star In Pulse-Pounding Trailer For Extraction

Exactly ten years ago, Bruce Willis toplined Florent Emilio Siri’s low-key action thrill ride Hostage, playing a high-skilled Lapd agent who helped parlay a tense situation that witnessed a group of deadly terrorists infiltrate a family home. A decade on and Willis is now on the other end of the negotiations, with today’s first trailer for Extraction revealing the actor as a CIA agent who’s been kidnapped after the agency leaves him high and dry.

And so, it’s a clandestine act that sees his son, played by Kellan Lutz, spring into action in order to save him from the terrorist group. Directed by Steven C. Miller, the official logline for the by the numbers thriller is as follows: “A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorist. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
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Gerard Depardieu Ruling Netflix’s Marseille

As Netflix gears up to enter the French market with original series Marseille, the streaming giant is recruiting one of the country’s most widely respected and frequently awarded actors. Gerard Depardieu, who has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role César 15 times in his career and won it twice, will be taking on a key role in the buzzy series, Netflix announced today.

Depardieu will play Robert Taro, Marseille’s longtime mayor, who finds himself facing off against his ambitious younger protégé (Benoit Magimel) in an election. Suddenly, it’s in question who will hold office in the seaport city, a prospect Taro is none too pleased about. Geraldine Pailhas (Don Juan DeMarco) and Nadia Fares (The Crimson Rivers) also have key roles.

Marseille has been compared to Netflix’s own House of Cards, and the streaming giant is certainly hoping to wrangle similar numbers and acclaim for it,
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Criminal Minds Boss Talks of 'Many' Spinoff Lessons Learned — Plus, The Episode That Will Drive You 'Crazy'

Criminal Minds Boss Talks of 'Many' Spinoff Lessons Learned — Plus, The Episode That Will Drive You 'Crazy'
Things aren’t exactly B.A.U. at the Bau this Wednesday on Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c), when the team is enlisted to assist in solving a brutal crime committed against Americans outside the States.

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In the planted spinoff episode, titled “Beyond Borders,” International Unit Chief Jack Garrett (played by CSI: NY vet Gary Sinise) reaches out to Hotch & Co. when the abduction of a family in Barbados dovetails with a case the Stateside Bau once worked. Rounding out Garrett’s team are Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn
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Bruce Willis Signs Up For Extraction

Remember when Bruce Willis used to make interesting, original movies, like Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys and The Fifth Element? An air of excitement would surround each announcement detailing which project the actor would get involved with next. It’s been some time since that excitement has been felt, however, because Willis has essentially been making the same movie, repeatedly, for years. The next product from that assembly line will be Extraction, directed by Steven C. Miller (Silent Night).

The plot focuses on a father and son duo of – wait for it – CIA agents, with Willis as the seasoned elder operative who is traumatized by the – you guessed it – murder of his wife. His less-experienced CIA operative son is working with him on the manufacture of a super-weapon known as the Condor, but is thrust into the driving seat when his father, Willis, is kidnapped by terrorists. As he realizes that
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First Look at Danny Trejo & Danny Glover in 'Bad Ass 3'

First Look at Danny Trejo & Danny Glover in 'Bad Ass 3'
Samuel Goldwyn Films proudly announced today a day and date release of March 6, 2015 of writer/director Craig Moss' third installment in the successful Bad Ass action-comedy franchise Bad Asses on the Bayou. Bad Asses on the Bayou reunites the dynamic duo, Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover), as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend Carmen Gutierrez (Loni Love). What was pictured as a wedding weekend escape to the south turns violently ugly as madness and mayhem ensue, pressing our senior heroes to once again serve justice.

Joining the Bad Asses on the Bayou ensemble is veteran actor John Amos (Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection, Good Times, Roots) as Earl Morgan, father of bride-to-be and Carol Sutton (The Help, 21 Jump Street) as her mother, Lois Morgan. Jimmy Bennett (Orphan, Hostage), Sammi Rotibi (Django Unchained, Tears of the Sun
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The Good Wife Recap: The Personal Is the Political

The Good Wife Recap:  The Personal Is the Political
And you thought the clowns from American Horror Story: Freak Show were scary? How about the ones haunting the mind of The Good Wife‘s Elsbeth Tascioni?

Ok, maybe they’re not exactly haunting her, but some of ‘em are darn sure trying to stop her from coming up with a solid defense strategy for her corporate client in a gender discrimination lawsuit by a fired CEO.

“Shiny Objects,” as the hour is titled, pits Elsbeth and partner Rayna Hecht against Florrick-Agos’ Alicia and Dean — and provides an altogether less stressful and significantly more self-contained viewing experience than the quartet
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Aussies, Kiwis connect via global showbiz networking site

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Stage 32, a free social media and education networking site which links film, television and theatre creatives from around the world, is increasingly popular in Australia and New Zealand.

Australians are consistently among the top 5 active entertainment communities on the Los Angeles-based site, according to spokeswoman Tracey La Monica.

Launched by screenwriter, producer and former magazine publisher Richard Botto in February 2012, Stage 32 has members in more than 186 countries and is used by more than 200,000 professionals each day.

The Stage 32 Lounge enables member to pitch online and to interact and there are job postings, blogs and webinars taught by industry veterans. The organisers say thousands of people have found work, launched projects and made career changing connections on the site, and dozens of writers have been signed or are in development as a result of the pitching sessions.

Among the special members and guest bloggers have been Terence Stamp, Brad Carpenter (Boardwalk
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Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises Options Action Drama Script ‘Mercy Road’ (Exclusive)

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Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises Options Action Drama Script ‘Mercy Road’ (Exclusive)
Producer Arnold Rifkin (“Live Free or Die Hard”) and his Cheyenne Enterprises have optioned Roy Freirich’s script “Mercy Road,” an action drama set in the world of counterfeit life-saving medication. Jay Judah brought the script to Cheyenne and will co-produce the feature via his Coin Toss Creative banner along with Freirich. See photos: 2014 Movie Preview: 60 Upcoming Winter & Spring Films – From ‘Paranormal’ Sequel to ‘Transcendence’ Freirich’s last produced script “Winged Creatures” (aka “Fragments”) starred Kate Beckinsale and Forest Whitaker and was released in 2009 by Sony Pictures Worldwide. Rifkin has produced several Bruce Willis movies including “Hostage,” “16 Blocks” and “The Whole Ten.
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Die Hard 6 Plot Details Revealed, Samuel L. Jackson May Return

Both "Live Free or Die Hard" and "A Good Day to Die Hard," the last two installments in the franchise, tripled their budgets at the box office, which is why 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a sixth installment. But it seems the consensus is that the film series has lost its way and it's time to bring it back to its roots. In a new interview, "Die Hard 6" writer Ben Trebilcook revealed a few details about the new movie. He said: "Without spoiling too much, I can say that McClane (Bruce Willis) is invited to Tokyo by the Nakatomi Corporation to be commended for his bravery and efforts in saving 36 lives, celebrating this on the 30th anniversary of the Naktatomi Hostage Crisis. It's not a double-act buddy-buddy story. McClane began on his own and should end on his own. Of course he's had assistance in various guises,
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‘Die Hardest’ Writer Shares Some Screenplay Details!

After the truly woeful A Good Day To Die Hard, most us fans of Bruce Willis’ John McClane walked out of the cinemas effectively saying “It’d be a good day if the franchise just died!” However, enough of us idiots coughed up plenty of dough to assure Willis would return (despite Brucey not seeming like he gives a f**k anymore).

Fan of the action series and screenwriter Ben Trebilcook is currently penning the sixth instalment, thought to be titled Die Hardest and in a recent interview he’s spilled some promising secrets about the plot. One that he’s assured will get back-to-basics with McClane no longer a gravity-defying superhero, but back to his familiar unlucky detective mode, who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time:

“Hmm, what can I say? What can I say? What am I allowed to say? Ok, without spoiling too much,
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Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis And More Join Psychological Thriller Return To Sender

Fouad Mikati, director of the cartoonish action flick Operation: Endgame is switching up genres for his second film, the psychological thriller Return to Sender. Having just Rosamund Pike and Nick Noltecast its lead roles last week, the film is already in production in New Orleans. Because a movie with only two people in it usually isn.t fun, the rest of the cast was filled out today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis and Illeana Douglas are all set to join Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte for the film. Manheim is of course known for her man years on the series The Practice and Ghost Whisperer and her last feature role was in Cornelia Moore.s adaptation of the novel Camilla Dickinson. Willis is probably best known for starring with her father Bruce in 2005.s balls-out thriller Hostage, and you can catch her in
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Casting Net: 'Doctor Who' actress Karen Gillan joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy'; Plus Nic Cage, more

Casting Net: 'Doctor Who' actress Karen Gillan joins 'Guardians of the Galaxy'; Plus Nic Cage, more
Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan is bound for more space adventures in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but this time not as a sidekick for the good guys. The Scottish actress will play a villain in the comic book-based movie — no more details have been revealed about her character. Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) and Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) will also play villains. Chris Pratt (Zero Dark Thirty) is set to play the lead, Star Lord. Prepping for a late June production start, Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled for an Aug. 1, 2014 release date. [THR]

The Expendables are expanding their ranks.
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Rumer Willis coming to 'Pretty Little Liars'

Guess who's coming to Rosewood this summer, "Pretty Little Liars" fans? None other than the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore -- Rumer Willis.

THR reports that Willis will join Season 4 of Pll as Zoe, a charity organizer. She'll appear in one episode for sure with the potential to appear in more. Zoe is the type of girl "who will change the world and keep her sen of humor at the same time."

Rumer's episode will air in late July, making it probably the seventh or eighth episode of the season.

The 24-year-old actress previously recurred on "90210" as Gia Mannetti. Her other credits include "Hostage," "The House Bunny," "Sorority Row" and an episode of "Hawaii Five-0."

"Pretty Little Liars" returns to ABC Family on Tuesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt.
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Alexandre Desplat’s Psychological Landscapes

A soundtrack that has Chinese overtones, interspersed with Satie, and A La Claire Fontaine. Is it a Chinese composer familiar with French culture? Turns out to be a French composer, capable of adapting his music to almost any setting in the world. Whether it be ethereal tunes for golden compasses, mysterious ones for wizards, or spectral ones for writers on the verge of giving up the ghost.

In a TV reality show about composers, Alexandre le Grand would be the winner of his era. Even if composers tend to be discreet, their work lives in a fish bowl. And M. Desplat’s bowl is filling up with scores of many scents and colours very rapidly.

Not just that, he does it consistently well, under lots of pressure, running against the clock on at least two continents, having composed the music for 115 feature films at the age of 51. Not counting the work done for TV,
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