Abe Vigoda - News Poster

News

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm is Returning To Theaters For The 25th Anniversary!

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is easily one of the best Batman films that has been made, especially to those of us who grew up watching Batman: The Animated Series.

It’s been twenty-five years since the movie was released in theaters and to celebrate the occasion the movie is getting a theatrical re-release for one day only thanks to Fathom Events.

Your chance to see the movie on the big screen will happen on Monday, November 12th. I also included a special trailer that was released promoting the special event screening that fans won’t want to miss!

In this animated feature set in the 1940s, the troubled yet heroic Batman (Kevin Conroy) is pitted against a mysterious figure who is rubbing out Gotham City's most dangerous criminals, and who many believe is the caped crusader himself. Batman's alter ego, millionaire Bruce Wayne, is about to get married to
See full article at GeekTyrant »

It Came From The Tube: The Devil’S Daughter (1973)

What’s your earliest horror memory, the moment you were irreversibly scarred yet knew you had to see and know more? Which one imprinted on you at a stupidly impressionable age? Do you remember? Because I never could; save for one indelible image burned on my psyche at the age of five, I have searched, asked, and pleaded with so many people what possible movie could have done this to me as a child. Until last night that is, when I stumbled upon The Devil’s Daughter (1973), an ABC TV movie that finally put a name to the image, even if I did somewhat misremember it. Time plus kindertrauma equals new memories, I guess? Yay to ongoing decrepitude!

Originally airing on January 9th as an ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week, The Devil’s Daughter was up against Hawaii Five-o over on CBS while NBC rolled out their own Tuesday Night at the Movies.
See full article at DailyDead »

Joe versus the Volcano

“May you live to be a thousand years old, sir.” Still the most widely unheralded great movie on the books, John Patrick Shanley’s lightweight/profound fable is an unmitigated delight. See Tom Hanks at the end of the first phase of his career plus Meg Ryan in an unacknowledged career highlight. How can a movie be so purposely insubstantial, and yet be ‘heavier’ than a dozen pictures with ‘big things to say?’

Joe Versus the Volcano

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1990 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 97 min. / Street Date June 20, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda,

Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Amanda Plummer, Ossie Davis

Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt

Production Designer Bo Welch

Film Editors Richard Halsey, Kenneth Wannberg

Original Music Georges Delerue

Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg and Teri Schwartz

Written and Directed by John Patrick Shanley

I think I found
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary: Here’s What You Learn About the Crime Saga While Watching With Over 1,000 Fans

‘The Godfather’ 45th Anniversary: Here’s What You Learn About the Crime Saga While Watching With Over 1,000 Fans
Some moviegoing experiences change your life: “2001: A Space Odyssey” at Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome; “The Tree of Life” accompanied by a 100-piece symphony orchestra; “The Shining” restored and retrofitted for IMAX. And for the more than 1,000 people at Radio City Music Hall yesterday, it was watching “The Godfather” and “The Godfather Part II.”

Read More: ‘The Godfather’ Reunion: Robert Duvall Imitates Marlon Brando’s Laugh and Other Highlights From Closing Night at Tribeca

Francis Ford Coppola’s crime saga closed out the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with a 45th anniversary celebration that included restoration screenings of the first two parts and a conversation with Coppola and the cast, including Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Diane Keaton. While the chance to see the cast reunited was a once-in-a-lifetime event, so was the opportunity to experience the full power of “The Godfather” surrounded by cinephiles. And after 45 years, a few things have become abundantly clear.
See full article at Indiewire »

Classic 90s Movies Turning 20 in 2017

Classic 90s Movies Turning 20 in 2017
Time has a way of rolling on doesn't it? The 1990s were a great hodge-podge of 1980s leftovers and a the future all rolled into one. So it stands to reason that some of the movies we got from that time, even though they were completed, sort of felt incomplete upon their release 20 years ago. In fact, it seems to take something like a 20th anniversary for certain films to be deemed important. It might lead one to ask if the 1990s had any classic or iconic movies?

It would be easy to write a lot of these films off. Lord knows many a critic did, however, when you take a solid look at this list, many of these films have stood the test of time. Some of have even become iconic movies. The mere fact that they are even on a list of this nature is a testament to this.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Newswire: SAG Awards salutes Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, and other stars we lost in 2016

2016 was utterly brutal for any number of reasons, but one of the biggest is the way that iconic and beloved celebrities were taken from us left and right. It lent an air of sorrow to the year, and with awards season in full swing, we’re now getting a few more opportunities to remember the people who have died.

At tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the “In Memoriam” segment was especially mournful because it wasn’t a tribute from a larger organization like the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, but a tribute from and for actors—as indicated by the way it was introduced by SAG President Gabrielle Carteris, who referenced an Alan Rickman quote. We saw remembrances for Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Mary Tyler Moore, of course, but also Anton Yelchin, Abe Vigoda, Prince, and Garry Marshall.

It ended on a photo of Fisher ...
See full article at The AV Club »

SAG Awards 2017 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know!

SAG Awards 2017 Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know!
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards kick off from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, and Et has everything you need to know about the star-studded event.

Et's Red Carpet Coverage: You can catch all of Et's coverage of the night right here at ETonline.com, on our official Facebook page, and on Twitter (@etnow) and Instagram (@entertainmenttonight). Plus, be sure to tune into Entertainment Tonight on Monday for our full post-show coverage.

Pics: The 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

What Time Do the SAG Awards Start?: The show will begin airing live at 8 p.m. Et/ 5 p.m. Pt on TNT and TBS.

Who's Presenting?: Noteworthy presenters include Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Common, Rashida Jones, Brie Larson, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Viggo Mortensen, Casey Affleck and the stars of Stranger Things.

Getty Images

Guest of Honor: Lily Tomlin will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the event, which will be
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2016 (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2016 (Photos)
A look back at the stars of movies, TV, media and music we lost this year as notable deaths Glenn Frey, the singer, guitarist and founding member of The Eagles, died on January 18 at 67. The musician and co-writer of hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” had been struggling with intestinal issues. Abe Vigoda, star of “The Godfather” and “Barney Miller,” died on January 26 at 94. Vigoda earned three Emmy nominations for his performance as a police detective in “Barney Miller” and became famous beyond the screen for numerous false reports of his death. Vigoda kept taking...
See full article at The Wrap »

Barney Miller: Hal Linden Looks Back at the Popular Sitcom

Barney Miller is back. Recently, star Hal Linden spoke to the Av Club about the popular ABC sitcom.Created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker, the series followed the detectives of New York's fictional 12th precinct. Linden played the lead, Captain Barney Miller, alongside Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Jack Soo, Gregory Sierra, and James Gregory. The show ran on ABC for eight seasons before ending in 1982.Read More…
See full article at TVSeriesFinale »

Taking Its Toll: 2016 Was a Brutal Year for Celebrity Deaths

  • Yidio
2016-12-28T14:57:00-08:00Taking Its Toll: 2016 Was a Brutal Year for Celebrity Deaths

As 2016 draws to a close, plenty of TV and movie fans are glad to see it go, given how many big-name celebrities have passed away since last January. There is, however, a chorus of naysayers who point out that lots of celebrities die every year, and 2016 was no different. Is it true, then, that the last calendar year took more stars than usual away from us?

In short, yes, it's true. Yes, every year dozens of people you might have heard of pass away, but 2016 was atypical in the number of deaths of celebrities who created iconic roles or had otherwise been at the top of their fields.

The year was particularly hard on legends of the music world, and more than one of those musical stars had a big impact on the film world,
See full article at Yidio »

TCM Remembers 2016: A Look Back at Those We Lost This Year

  • Indiewire
TCM Remembers 2016: A Look Back at Those We Lost This Year
2016 has seen more than its fair share of celebrity deaths, with every aspect of culture impacted: music (Prince, David Bowie), sports (Muhammad Ali), politics (John Glenn) and too many others to count. That includes movies, of course, and Turner Classic Movies has released its annual “TCM Remembers” video to commemorate the silver-screen stars who’ve left us this year. One sincerely hopes that no one else joins their ranks over the next two weeks.

Read More: How Criterion and Turner Classic Movies Hope to Crack the Streaming Business With FilmStruck

As classy and respectful as ever, the four-minute tribute features a bevy of talent: Abe Vigoda, Doris Roberts, Alan Rickman, Bill Henderson, Jacques Rivette, Abbas Kiarostami, Lita Baron, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Cimino, Bill Nunn, Gene Wilder and the gone-much-too-soon Anton Yelchin, among many others.

Read More: FilmStruck Outlines Launch Date, Pricing Structure and Criterion Collection Integration

Honoring Wilder in particular,
See full article at Indiewire »

Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71

Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71
Ron Glass, who played stylish and sassy NYPD detective/aspiring author Ron Harris on ABC’s long-running sitcom Barney Miller, died on Friday of respiratory failure, a spokesperson for the veteran actor has confirmed for TVLine. He was 71.

In addition to his role on the Emmy-winning workplace comedy, Glass portrayed the spiritual Shepherd Book on Fox’s short-lived sci-fi drama Firefly (as well as its big-screen follow-up, Serenity). His lengthy resume also included fellow one-and-done programs including The New Odd Couple (in the Felix Unger role), Rhythm & Blues, Mr. Rhodes and Teen Angel, as well as guest appearances on All in the Family,
See full article at TVLine.com »

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather Notebook’ Details the Making of a Classic — Watch a Video Preview

  • Indiewire
Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather Notebook’ Details the Making of a Classic — Watch a Video Preview
The Godfather” obsessives will soon have a new tome to pore over. Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Notebook” is forthcoming from Regan Arts, who have released a trailer to hype the to-be-released book. Described by Coppola as a “multi-layered roadmap to directing” his film, the book is full of annotations and other marginalia written before and during production. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: Early Francis Ford Coppola Film ‘Dementia 13’ Digitally Restored In All Its Horrific Glory

“When I realized that I was actually going to make a movie out of the novel ‘The Godfather,'” begins Coppola, “I sat down and began to read the book again, very carefully, my pencil poised. Upon that second reading, much of the book fell away in my mind, revealing a story that was a metaphor for American Capitalism in the tale of a great king with three sons: the oldest
See full article at Indiewire »

Emmys 2016: How the Awards Show Managed to Not Suck This Year

Emmys 2016: How the Awards Show Managed to Not Suck This Year
Now there's something you don't see too often — an Emmy night that actually makes good television. The Emmys are usually one of those pop-culture Zen koans: Why is an award show for TV such a painful little hate-watch? But this year's model was easily the most entertaining Emmy bash since Conan O'Brien hosted in 2008, a welcome change after last year's debacle. Jimmy Kimmel kept things moving and got the whole event done and dusted in three hours — with a minute or two to spare, actually. Yes, there was still plenty
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder and More Honored by Henry Winkler in Emmys' Touching in Memoriam Tribute

  • PEOPLE.com
Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder and More Honored by Henry Winkler in Emmys' Touching in Memoriam Tribute
Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder and Anton Yelchin were among several late celebrities that received a touching tribute at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Henry Winkler - the Fonz himself - introduced the emotional segment, honoring director and Happy Days creator Garry Marshall before a slideshow of names flickered across the screen."He was alive, he was a generosity of spirit and knowledge. I should know - he gave me my career. And I will tell you that anybody who was lucky enough to meet him, he changed their life," shared Winkler of Marshall, who died in July. "On behalf of all of us,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Mariska Hargitay Promises a "Chilling" and "Powerful" Law and Order: Svu Finale

Mariska Hargitay Promises a
It's only taken Brad Garrett 26 years, but he's finally an actor with a role on a Law & Order, he's the villain in the Law & Order: Svu two-part finale. "I'm thinking they must have gone through everybody if I got the call. It's like 'Abe Vigoda passed, go call Brad,'" Garrett told E! News on set of the finale. "It's really exciting and such an amazing group in front of and behind the camera. Everyone's very gracious. It's just a lot of fun." But that's probably that's probably the only time you'll hear the finale described as "fun." The Emmy winner is playing Gary Munson, a corrections officer arrested for sexually assaulting...
See full article at E! Online »

The Stuff

Forget Caltiki and forget The Blob: 'The Stuff' doesn't eat you, you eat it! Larry Cohen takes a page from Professor Quatermass for this satirical slap at blind consumerism and unregulated commerce, in a thriller packed with ooky glob-monsters and people hollowed out like Halloween pumpkins. It's the smart side of '80s sci-fi: Cohen knows how to make the genre sustain his anti-establishment themes. The Stuff Blu-ray Arrow Video (Us) 1985 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / Available from Amazon / 39.95 Starring Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello, Patrick O'Neal, Alexander Scourby, Harry Bellaver, Rutanya Alda, Brooke Adams, Laurene Landon, Tammy Grimes, Abe Vigoda, Clara Peller, Patrick Dempsey, Mira Sorvino, Eric Bogosian. Cinematography Paul Glickman Makeup Effects Ed French, Michael Maddi, Steve Neill, Kim Robinson, Rick Stratton, Craig Lyman Editor Armond Lebowitz Original Music Anthony Guefen Produced by Paul Kurta Written and
See full article at Trailers from Hell »

Abe Vigoda's Daughter 'Dismayed' Her Late Father Was 'Cheated' from Oscars In Memoriam Segment: Report

  • PEOPLE.com
Abe Vigoda's Daughter 'Dismayed' Her Late Father Was 'Cheated' from Oscars In Memoriam Segment: Report
Abe Vigoda's daughter is furious that her father's name was left out of the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment last night. "Last night the Oscars dismayed many and cheated Abe Vigoda by not paying tribute to the immense professional energies and talents that he brought to the industry," Carol Vigoda Fuchs told TMZ. She added, "Let's not forget the personal and family sacrifices that were willingly made to achieve that essential devotion. The Oscars fell short in many ways and as my father Abe Vigoda said the Oscars have earned, 'one demerit.' " Vigoda, who's death had been falsely reported numerous times,
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Oscars 2016 'In Memoriam' snubs: Abe Vigoda, George Gaynes, Joan Leslie

Oscars 2016 'In Memoriam' snubs: Abe Vigoda, George Gaynes, Joan Leslie
When nominations are announced every year, they are immediately met with Wtf! outbursts over perceived snubs. This year, we bemoaned the omissions of such hopefuls as Johnny Depp, Maggie Smith, Michael Keaton and Jacob Tremblay. And, loudest of al, where were all the black actors? It’s not until the show itself is over that we wonder about another snub. Where were all the dead actors? -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Nominee snubs, we understand. The process of nominating is highly subjective and beholding to mob rule. But dying is about as objective as things get, and the death of one of Hollywood’s own is pretty hard to overlook. There are published obits in the trades, in guild newsletters, in the L.A. Times for crissakes. Sometimes, all you have to do is look around. “Anybody seen Abe Vigoda lately?” “Abe? He died 30 years ago.
See full article at Gold Derby »

Oscars 2016 'In Memoriam' snubs: Abe Vigoda, George Gaynes, Joan Leslie ...

Oscars 2016 'In Memoriam' snubs: Abe Vigoda, George Gaynes, Joan Leslie ...
When nominations are announced every year, they are immediately met with Wtf! outbursts over perceived snubs. This year, we bemoaned the omissions of such hopefuls as Johnny Depp, Maggie Smith, Michael Keaton and Jacob Tremblay. And, loudest of al, where were all the black actors? It’s not until the show itself is over that we wonder about another snub. Where were all the dead actors? -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Nominee snubs, we understand. The process of nominating is highly subjective and beholding to mob rule. But dying is about as objective as things get, and the death of one of Hollywood’s own is pretty hard to overlook. There are published obits in the trades, in guild newsletters, in the L.A. Times for crissakes. Sometimes, all you have to do is look around. “Anybody seen Abe Vigoda lately?” “Abe? He died 30 years ago.
See full article at Gold Derby »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed