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Watch a Trailer for New David Bowie Film 'Moonage Daydream'

A new film about David Bowie is set to premiere today at the Cannes Film Festival’s Midnight Screenings section. A new trailer for Moonage Daydream is available now ahead of the film's debut. You can see it below."Questions have arisen such as: Who is he? What is he? Where did he come from?" a voice says in the trailer. "Is he a creature of a foreign power? Is he a creep? Is he dangerous? […]

todayMay 23, 2022

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Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo Team Up to Take Down 'Ebony and Ivory'

As a song, “Ebony and Ivory” may not have aged well, but, on the May 22, 1982, episode of Saturday Night Live, the treacly Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder duet gave two of the show’s biggest stars one of their biggest hits.With the cloyingly rosy musical paean to black-white relations having come out just that March, SNL writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield knew they had the perfect Stevie Wonder […]

todayMay 22, 2022

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How Steve Martin Hassled Hollywood in 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid'

Steve Martin and Carl Reiner’s film noir homage/pastiche Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid may be a stunt, but the meticulous yet free-spirited collage of detective movie cliches and signature '80s Martin physical comedy is a remarkably elaborate and surprisingly clever one.Screenwriters Martin, Reiner and George Gipe didn’t simply use camera tricks to give comedy superstar Martin an excuse to goof on old movies. Instead, Martin is inserted into a story ingeniously woven through […]

todayMay 21, 2022

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35 Years Ago: 'Hill Street Blues' Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run

When Hill Street Blues premiered on NBC in January 1981, nobody quite knew what to do with it.Critics loved it immediately, but audiences didn't connect, and that spring, it was moved from Saturday night to Thursday night to Tuesday night with such dizzying speed that The New York Times suggested the network was "bent on killing the series." By the time the show went off the air after seven seasons in May 1987, it had established […]

todayMay 19, 2022

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40 Years Ago: 'The Incredible Hulk' Ends Its TV Run

For almost 20 years now, superheroes have ruled the movie and television world. Sometimes it seems like they always will. But it's worth remembering that this isn't the first superhero boom to sweep through Hollywood. From the mid-1960s to the early '80s, there was a similar moment on television, which helped shape our current cycle in innumerable large and small ways. Maybe the best example of this was The Incredible […]

todayMay 13, 2022 1

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'Spinal Tap II' Planned for Movie's 40th Anniversary

This Is Spinal Tap, the beloved 1984 mockumentary about a fictional British rock band, is finally getting a sequel. Spinal Tap II will hit theaters on March 19, 2024, just a few weeks after the original film celebrates its 40th anniversary.The new movie will again be directed by Rob Reiner, who will reprise his role as filmmaker Marty DiBergi. Also returning are Michael McKean as singer David St. Hubbins, Harry Shearer as bassist Derek Smalls and […]

todayMay 13, 2022

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Baz Luhrmann Says Elvis Was 'The Original Superhero'

Fans expecting Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis to be a true-to-life biopic may be disappointed. At a recent media event, the director revealed his film will definitely have elements of fantasy.“If it feels a little like a superhero film, it is,” Luhrmann declared during his appearance at the annual CinemaCon event in Las Vegas. “Elvis is kind of the original superhero. He rises so high, then finds his kryptonite and falls so […]

todayApril 27, 2022 1

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40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on 'WKRP in Cincinnati'

By the time the last episode of WKRP in Cincinnati aired on April 21, 1982, the network had pulled the plug, a fate the classic sitcom’s titular radio station had managed to avoid for four, perennially beleaguered seasons.Ending on a cliffhanger that serves more to restore the series’ status quo, the episode, entitled “Up and Down the Dial,” sees stalwart burnout DJ Dr. Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman) outmaneuvering the AM […]

todayApril 21, 2022

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40 Years Ago: Elton John and Johnny Cash Trade Outfits on 'SNL'

By 1982, country music legend Johnny Cash had nothing much left to prove. The youngest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame a few years earlier, the 50-year-old Cash accepted an invite from then-Saturday Night Live producer Dick Ebersol to host the show. And while Elton John was the musical guest on the night, Cash essentially pulled double duty, belting out renditions of “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison […]

todayApril 17, 2022