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Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?

Can John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf still earn Emmy love despite icky ‘Roseanne’ cancellation?
When Kristin Chenoweth won an Emmy in 2009 for the cancelled ABC comedy “Pushing Daisies,” she joked, “I’m unemployed now, so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men'” (watch below). Chenoweth’s triumph was hardly the first time someone prevailed at the Emmys for a cancelled TV show, and that’s the one potential bright spot for “Roseanne” scene-stealers John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf following the show’s shocking cancellation. However, while Goodman and Metcalf are still in the running for Emmys, might the icky demise of “Roseanne” thanks to Roseanne Barr‘s racist tweets make the entire program toxic to voters?

Seeabc cancels ‘Roseanne’ following Roseanne Barr’s ‘repugnant’ tweet

Goodman is no stranger to prevailing at the Emmys for cancelled shows, doing just that for “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” a decade ago. He won Best Drama Guest Actor at the 2007 ceremony after NBC turned
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Richard Barclay NYC Tribute Show to Feature Soap Opera Legends Eileen Fulton & Ilene Kristen

In October, the entertainment industry lost a powerful friend, Richard Barclay, a celebrated singer/actor and producer/director who passed away after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. On May 26, Richard Skipper is presenting a celebration of Barclay's life and reuniting two soap opera legends in the progress. The Richard Barclay Memorial show will feature Frank Basile, Julie Budd, Eileen Fulton, Richard Holbrook, Ilene Kristen sharing memories and musical entertainment, led by musical director Rolf Barnes.

The Saturday night show will start at 8 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama in New York (343 W 46th St). There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person. Proceeds will benefit Career Bridges. Reservations can by made after 4 p.m. daily at (212) 757-0788 after 4 Pm or online at donttellmamanyc.com.

Barclay was more than a great artist ... he was a kind, compassionate, and generous mentor.

Richard Barclay started his long career in
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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90

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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90
Marilyn Hall, the Emmy Award-winning producer and wife of Monty Hall, has died at the age of 90. Hall won an Emmy for producing the 1985 TV movie “Do You Remember Love,” starring Joanne Woodward and Richard Kiley. Her other credits include 1982’s “A Woman Called Golda,” starring Ingrid Bergman; “Nadia,” the 1984 biopic about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci; the 1989 PBS miniseries “The Ginger Tree”; and the 2007 feature film “The Little Traitor.” In the theater, she’s credited as an associate producer on the musical “Jelly’s Last Jam” and “Angels in America.” Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) Hall married her husband,
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Rod Serling’s ‘Patterns’

Is this Rod Serling's best teleplay ever? Van Heflin, Everett Sloane and Ed Begley are at the center of a business power squeeze. Is it all about staying competitive, or is it corporate murder? With terrific early performances from Elizabeth Wilson and Beatrice Straight. Patterns Blu-ray The Film Detective 1956 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date September 27, 2016 / 14.99 Starring Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight, Elizabeth Wilson, Joanna Roos, Valerie Cossart, Eleni Kiamos, Ronnie Welsh, Shirley Standlee, Andrew Duggan, Jack Livesy, John Seymour, James Kelly, John Shelly, Victor Harrison, Sally Gracie, Sally Chamberlin, Edward Binns, Lauren Bacall, Ethel Britton, Michael Dreyfuss, Elaine Kaye, Adrienne Moore. Cinematography Boris Kaufman Film Editors Dave Kummis, Carl Lerner Art Direction Richard Sylbert Assistant Director Charles Maguire Written by Rod Serling Produced by Michael Myerberg Directed by Fielder Cook

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Let me roll off the titles of some 'fifties 'organization
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New Poster For The Little Prince Comes Online

Paramount Pictures has released a lovely new poster for their upcoming film, The Little Prince.

Based on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the movie is from Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda.

Before seeing the film, watch director Stanley Donen’s 1974 musical version starring Richard Kiley as The Pilot, Steven Warner as The Little Prince, Bob Fosse as The Snake and Gene Wilder as The Fox.

The voice cast of the latest adaptation features Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Paul Giamatti, with Mackenzie Foy and Albert Brooks.

The Little Prince opens in theaters March 18, 2016.

Visit the official site: www.thelittleprincemovie.com

www.facebook.com/TheLittlePrinceMovie

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The Little Prince Trailer Is Pure Magic

Here’s a look at the first trailer for The Little Prince. The animated feature is from Mark Osborne, director of Kung Fu Panda, and features the voice cast of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Ricky Gervais, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Paul Giamatti, with Mackenzie Foy and Albert Brooks.

This isn’t the first adaptation of the film. Director Stanley Donen helmed the 1974 musical version starring Richard Kiley as The Pilot, Steven Warner as The Little Prince, Bob Fosse as The Snake and Gene Wilder as The Fox.

Based on “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the movie was an Official Selection in May at the Festival de Cannes 2015. Paramount Pictures released the film in France July 2015.

Read Variety’s review here.

The score is from Hans Zimmer, Camille and Richard Harvey.

The Little Prince opens in theaters March 18, 2016.

Visit the official site: www.
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Scott Reviews Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street [Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review]

In so many of the discussions (recorded and written) that accompany Masters of Cinema’s new Blu-ray edition of Pickup on South Street, the critic finds some way to make apologies for the fact that not all of the film was shot on the streets. In fact, very little was. Then as now, New York is an unpredictable animal, difficult to harness in a medium that so predicated on reliability that the entire industry surrounding it moved across the country just to ensure the sun would always be out. But studio-set production is not antithetical to Samuel Fuller’s “whole thing.” He’s not the gritty realist perhaps even he’d like to be, even viewing his films in the context of the times. Fuller is more like a political cartoonist without a punchline. He has cleverness to spare, but no jokes. More importantly, his style of expression is dependent
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‘Pickup on South Street’ sees Cold War tensions put the ‘heat’ on the criminal underbelly

Pickup on South Street

Written by Samuel Fuller

Directed by Samuel Fuller

U.S.A., 1953

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the major international powers and their smaller, less imposing friends aligned themselves along two extremely divisive ideological lines: the Western pro-capitalists and the Eastern Bloc, the latter driven by a bastardized version of communism. The present column shan’t delve into lessons of political or economic history of the mid-twentieth century, save to mention the above detail and tie it into film noir. So much has been written and said about the aftermath of WWII and its impact on American cinema in the 1940s and 1950s that stumbling upon a noir film which directly relates to the terrible red scare that afflicted the United States in the aforementioned decades (and then some) comes as a surprise for the simple reason that fewer exist than one might come to expect.
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Never-Aired Pilot Highlights Dr. Kildare The Complete First Season

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We here at ComicMix celebrate all manner of pop culture from today’s obvious hits to the arcane wonders of yesteryear. every now and then we get a notice about something that seems just outside our realm of interest but there’s a thing or two that grabs us. Something like an unaired pilot to the legendary Dr. Kildare series is one of those things. Not only that, but the series gave us Richard Chamberlain as a star (long before he was resurrected for Leverage). The show not only boasted an impressive guest cast, as noted below but it featured some of the best writers working in television including a pre-Star Trek Gene Roddenberry. So, here’s the press release for those who remember and remain interested:

Warner Archive Collection continues to unveil some of the finest series in television history with its release this week of Dr. Kildare: The First Complete Season.
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Contest: Win The Horse Whisperer, Phenomenon, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Step Up on Blu-ray

Contest: Win The Horse Whisperer, Phenomenon, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Step Up on Blu-ray
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just debuted The Horse Whisperer, Phenomenon, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Step Up on Blu-ray for the first time today, July 3. With the 4th of July holiday upon us, we felt it was proper to celebrate our nation's freedom by giving away free Blu-ray discs to our readers. These prizes will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.

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The Horse Whisperer: 15th Anniverary Edition Blu-ray

Phenomenon Blu-ray

Under the Tuscan Sun Blu-ray

Step Up Blu-ray

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The Horse Whisperer

Relive every heartwarming moment of The Horse Whisperer, presented for the first time on Blu-ray, featuring new digital
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Friday Noir: Hope rises from the ashes in ‘The Phenix City Story’

The Phenix City Story

Directed by Phil Karlson

Written by Daniel Mainwaring and Crane Wilbur

U.S.A., 1955

When a neighbourhood, a town, a city, a state or a country is ostensibly run by the wicked and the corrupt, what does it take for the populace to rise up and fight its oppressors? When the patience of the majority runs thin, when their minds are finally set on uprooting the seeds of vice which have infected their institutions and culture, the results can be shockingly effective. Simply ask the former leaders of Lybia and Tunisia, both ousted in a matter of few weeks in early 2011. The stories feel are the more appalling when they occur closer to home however. Even small town America is not exempt from such tyrannical rule, as is seen in Phil Karlson’s provocative 1955 film, The Phenix City Story (yes, that’s P-h-e-n-i-x).

Phenix, Alabama is the setting,
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52 Reasons Why Jurassic Park Might Just Be the Greatest Film of all Time

In the vein of similar takes on Back to the Future, Gremlins and Star Wars, here are my reasons for naming 1993 sensation Jurassic Park as the best movie of all time. Many of them aren’t strictly “reasons” – just cool, funny or nostalgic things that fans will hopefully get a kick out of:

1. “Clever girl.”

An iconic scene…

Game warden Robert Muldoon (Bob Peck) has some of the film’s finest moments (“they remember”; “they should all be destroyed!”; “I told you how many times we needed locking mechanisms on the vehicle doors!?”; and “quiet all of you: they’re approaching the tyrannosaur paddock!”), but his best remembered line – one of the most quoted from the movie – is the above gem, delivered just prior to his grisly demise.

2. “I bring a scientist, you bring a rockstar.”

Jeff Goldblum: Movie Scientist!

Remember that film starring Jeff Goldblum that you like?
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Muhammad Ali: A.K.A. Cassius Clay Review d: Jim Jacobs

Muhammad Ali: A.K.A. Cassius Clay (1970) Direction: Jim Jacobs Written by: Bernard Evslin Narration: Richard Kiley Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami Review The best of the trio of documentaries mentioned in my Muhammad Ali: The Greatest post was Muhammad Ali a.k.a. Cassius Clay, made in 1970 by boxing promoter Jim Jacobs and narrated by Richard Kiley. Jacobs' film is the most stylistically daring of the three: in addition to breaking the fourth wall, it depicts Ali — with boxing trainer Cus D'Amato — examining film highlights of himself and other boxers. Unfortunately, after the 30-minute mark, a.k.a. Cassius Clay devolves into yet another hagiography. The documentary needed more comparisons to Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and other fighters of the past to make it interesting. Like Muhammad Ali: The Greatest and Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, a.k.a. Cassius Clay focuses on the 1960s and
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[DVD Review] Film Noir Classic Collection: Vol. 5

Film Noir Classic Collection: Vol. 5, has dusted off eight films of the celebrated genre and adapted them to DVD format. Collections like these, which bring older films to newer light, are godsends regardless (to a degree) of which films are selected, because as timeless as some of these stories and performances might be, the barrier of being stuck in an old format can bury them forever. And these stories deserve to be told. If you watch a few well made noir thrillers you will no doubt see the seeds that were planted in the heads of crime-thriller filmmakers the likes of Martin Scorsese or Michael Mann. Though there are better films in the noir genre that this collection could have culminated, there are also a lot worse. Any fan of noir films or old mysteries and thrillers will be pleased at what this box set has to offer.

Desperate (1947)

Directed
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Take Three: Thelma Ritter

Craig here with the next Take Three, where each Sunday I look at a different character/supporting actor's work through three of their most notable films.

Today: Thelma Ritter

For take three of Take Three we have a woman who, it's feasible to say, may well have been instrumental in the invention of the term Character Actor. Thelma Ritter's career was full of supporting roles par excellence. A noteworthy six Oscar nominations (tied with Deborah Kerr), but, alas, no wins. But who needs a win with a body of work this strong: A Letter to Three Wives, All About Eve, The Mating Season, With a Song in My Heart, Birdman of Alcatraz - and the three selected below (and countless more besides).

Ah, how I adore Thelma Ritter. And how good it is to know that many others do too. If I meet or talk to someone who loves
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Best Actor Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

2010 Best Actor Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Jeff Bridges for finally getting his props with last night's win for "Crazy Heart"! He's now officially lost the title of "Most Underrated Actor of His Generation." In the spirit of Jeff's victory, we at The Interview thought it appropriate to share this article, which originally appeared in the July 1999 issue of Venice Magazine. Enjoy, and well-done, Jeff!

Building Bridges

By

Alex Simon

Jeff Bridges is arguably the most underrated great American actor since the late Robert Ryan. A performer of incredible range, whose myriad of characterizations over the past 30 years leave the filmgoer with a continued sense of awe and admiration, Bridges' refusal to fit a mold on-screen might be the very thing that has kept him from becoming a conventional movie star. It's also the thing that has kept his work so fascinating, and so brilliant.

Born
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Filmmaker Wendell B. Harris, Jr. Clinches iTunes Deal For “Chameleon Street”

I doubt Wendell B. Harris Jr and his film, Chameleon Street, are in need of an intro on this blog.

Here’s the press release:

Actor/Writer/Director Wendell B. Harris, Jr. continues efforts to keep his award-winning film, Chameleon Street, among the not-forgotten gems of cinematic history by kicking off 2010 with a launch of his critically-acclaimed film among new releases on iTunes. Chameleon Street is debuting in the iTunes catalog and joins an elite group of films negotiated through aggregate firm TuneCore, as it celebrates twenty years since its’ winning entry at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.

Chameleon Street is a psychological comedy that uses the real-life story of Douglas Street, an infamous Michigan-born imposter, to explore the myth of the American Dream, the paradox of African-American male identity, and the movie medium’s uncanny ability to get under the skin of American Society. It is the quintessential story of
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