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Today in Soap Opera History (July 15)

1968: Agnes Nixon's One Life to Live premiered on ABC."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1940: On The Guiding Light, Rose Kransky (Ruth Bailey) and Charles Cunningham had dinner together after a chance meeting on the street.

The episode opened with the following narration: "Where we are free to act, we are also free to refrain from acting. And where we are able to say no, we are also able to say yes. And yet it seems so strange that so many times what we will to be,
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Arte Johnson Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Laugh-In’ Standout Was 90

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Arte Johnson Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Laugh-In’ Standout Was 90
Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for his memorable work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and worked in TV and film for nearly half a century, died early Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, his family said announced. He was 90 and had battled bladder and prostate cancer for the past three years.

Johnson earned three consecutive Emmy noms for Laugh-In from 1969-71, winning the first year. He was part of the politically tinged NBC sketch series’ main cast from its launch in January 1968 until 1971, playing myriad characters in the show that launched the careers of such stars as Lily Tomlin, Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne Worley and many others.

Among his most popular characters was Wolfgang, a cigarette-smoking German soldier who believed that World War II was still ongoing, as he scouted the show while hidden behind bushes. He would then invariably comment on the preceding sketch
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Knives Out Trailer Reveals Rian Johnson's All-Star Murder Mystery

Knives Out Trailer Reveals Rian Johnson's All-Star Murder Mystery
Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Looper writer-director Rian Johnson's Knives Out will be hitting a theater near you this November and the movie sports one killer cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more. And today we have the movie's trailer for you to check out.

For those of you out there that might not know, this new Rian Johnsonmovie is being described as a modern take on the classic whodunit murder mystery. More specifically, the flick centers on a family gathering gone horribly awry when the family's patriarch (played by The Sound of Music star Christopher Plummer) dies, and two detectives (Craig and Stanfield) are sent to investigate the scene.

I don't know about you, but just the movie's premise has got me thinking of a modern day version of Jonathan Lynn and Debra Hill's 1985 adaptation of the boardgame Clue.
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No Static at All! FM Available on Blu-ray July 2nd from Arrow Video

FM (1978) will be available on Blu-ray July 2nd from Arrow Video

The airwaves crackle with the delectable sound of smooth rock in FM, a riotous comedy about the heady world of late-70s Us radio.

Michael Brandon (Four Flies on Grey Velvet) stars as Jeff Dugan, the ultra-cool program director at Q-sky Radio, La’s number one rock station. Dugan encourages a free-wheeling culture at work, employing an array of eccentric DJ personalities: Mother, a husky, world-weary ex-hippie; Eric Swan, a mad-cap romantic looking for love, and The Prince of Darkness, a cool cat who keeps the night-time airwaves alive. But when the station’s future is thrown in to jeopardy by corporate bosses looking to cash-in, the Q-sky troupe are forced to batten down the hatches and turn up the volume – will a fully-fledged rock ‘n’ roll rebellion save the day?

Legendary cinematographer John A. Alonzo directs this slickly-produced rock film,
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Netflix Pays Tribute To ‘Laugh-In’ With Special Featuring Lily Tomlin Reprising Her Classic Characters

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Sock it to me! Netflix will pay tribute to NBC’s seminal sketch comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate. The special celebration will be taped March 8 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with original cast member Lily Tomlin performing and the show’s legendary director-producer George Schlatter in attendance.

The evening will mark the iconic series’ 50th anniversary with homages and modern takes on quintessential sketches and acts from the original series. Tomlin will reprise her memorable characters Edith Ann — she of the oversized rocking chair — and snorting phone operator Ernestine. Joining Tomlin for the tribute will be star-studded lineup of comedians, actors and musicians including Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Rita Wilson, JoAnne Worley, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Ron Funches, Brad Garrett, Nikki Glaser, Lisa Ann Walter, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Rob Riggle,
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Jeff Bridges movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Crazy Heart,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Starman’

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Jeff Bridges movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Crazy Heart,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Starman’
While many children of famous actors follow their parents into the profession, it is pretty rare that the child equals or surpasses the achievements of their parent. A few names come to mind: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie. And Jeff Bridges definitely also belongs on that list.

His father was the highly successful actor Lloyd Bridges, who appeared in over 100 films and starred in multiple TV series including the popular “Sea Hunt.” Jeff’s brother is the Emmy Award-winning actor Beau Bridges.

SEECoen Brothers movies: All 18 films ranked worst to best

Jeff’s career had an auspicious start when he earned an Oscar nomination at age 22 for his second film “The Last Picture Show.” Still regarded as a classic, the film featured an all-star cast of experienced performers and introduced a bunch of new young actors such as Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Sam Bottoms and Bridges.

Bridges would continue
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Jeff Bridges movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Jeff Bridges movies: 20 greatest films ranked from worst to best
While many children of famous actors follow their parents into the profession, it is pretty rare that the child equals or surpasses the achievements of their parent. A few names come to mind: Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Angelina Jolie. And Jeff Bridges definitely also belongs on that list.

His father was the highly successful actor Lloyd Bridges, who appeared in over 100 films and starred in multiple TV series including the popular “Sea Hunt.” Jeff’s brother is the Emmy Award-winning actor Beau Bridges.

Jeff’s career had an auspicious start when he earned an Oscar nomination at age 22 for his second film “The Last Picture Show.” Still regarded as a classic, the film featured an all-star cast of experienced performers and introduced a bunch of new young actors such as Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Sam Bottoms and Bridges.

Bridges would continue to earn accolades from the Academy Awards, amassing seven
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‘Scrubs’ Reboot? ‘Stan Against Evil’ Star John C. McGinley Is Ready – Podcast

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‘Scrubs’ Reboot? ‘Stan Against Evil’ Star John C. McGinley Is Ready – Podcast
Add John C. McGinley to the “yes” column should “Scrubs” ever be revisited on TV. If creator Bill Lawrence is in, so is McGinley. “I love Billy, so if Billy’s doing it, [I am],” said McGinley, who recently visited the Turn It On podcast and current star of IFC horror comedy “Stan Against Evil.” “I’d be very surprised if some variation of that doesn’t realize fruition.”

McGinley said he believed the show’s other cast members would be in — as long as it wasn’t a traditional, 22-episode order. “I don’t think it would look like a season,” he said, noting that most of the “Scrubs” alums are busy with other projects. “I think it would be something different… I don’t know what that looks like, however. A two-hour movie? That would be fun.”

Of course, in this age of reboots, reunions, and remakes, McGinley admitted he
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Burt Reynolds dead at 82: Our appreciation of a guy’s guy and ladies’ man always having a good time

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Burt Reynolds dead at 82: Our appreciation of a guy’s guy and ladies’ man always having a good time
Burt Reynolds was a guy’s guy, a ladies’ man, the ruggedly handsome alpha male of the entertainment world, who always seemed to be having a good time – whether cracking jokes on TV talk shows with pals like Dom DeLuise or saucily posing nude as a centerfold in “Cosmopolitan” magazine — except maybe when he broke his leg during that ill-fated canoe outing in 1972’s “Deliverance,” his breakout film role. According to his reps on Thursday, the actor is dead at age 82 in his adopted home of Jupiter, Florida.

With a thicket of hair, a dapper mustache and a twinkle in his eye, he often came across as a good ol’ Southern boy in such films as “Smokey and the Bandit,” “W,W. and the Dixie Dancekings” and “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” while claiming to be from Georgia. But he was born in Lansing, Michigan, although he would eventually end up in Riviera Beach,
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Burt Reynolds Dead at 82 – Here Are His 10 Best Films

Burt Reynolds, one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite actors, has died! Burt suffered cardiac arrest and was taken to Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, where he died at age 82. Rip Burt.

On February 11th, 1936, Reynolds was born in Waycross, Georgia, before his family moved to Jupiter Florida, where his father served as Chief of Police. Young Burt excelled at sports and played football at Florida State University. He became an All Star Southern Conference halfback (and was earmarked by the Baltimore Colts) before injuries sidelined his football career. He dropped out of college and headed to New York with dreams of becoming an actor. There he worked in restaurants and clubs while pulling the odd TV job or theater role. Burt was spotted in a New York City stage production of Mister Roberts and signed to a TV contract and eventually had recurring roles in such shows as Gunsmoke (1955), Riverboat (1959) and his own series,
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 15)

1968: Agnes Nixon's One Life to Live premiered on ABC."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1940: On The Guiding Light, Rose Kransky (Ruth Bailey) and Charles Cunningham had dinner together after a chance meeting on the street.

The episode opened with the following narration: "Where we are free to act, we are also free to refrain from acting. And where we are able to say no, we
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Clue – With All Three Endings! – Screens at The Tivoli Midnights This Weekend

“Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage!”

Clue plays midnights this weekend (June 22nd and 23rd) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel late at The Tivoli Midnight series.

Way back in 1985, before we were translating literally every board game, video game, or action figure into a movie, there was Clue.

As in the Parker Brothers board game, seven suspects find themselves in a mysterious mansion with the body of someone who has been murdered by one of them. Was it Colonel Mustard (Martin Mull) with the revolver in the conservatory? Or was it Miss Scarlett (Lesley Ann Warren) with the rope in the billiards room?

Could it be both?

Clue was filmed with three possible endings. That’s 321 fewer endings than the board game permits, but two endings more than offered by most movies.

“What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death?
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Ryan Reynold's Clue Remake Is Aiming for an R-Rating

Ryan Reynold's Clue Remake Is Aiming for an R-Rating
With Deadpool 2 hitting theaters tonight, the cast and crew have been doing press for the movie. Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick unveiled new details about another project with Ryan Reynolds, their Clue remake. Back in January, Ryan Reynolds signed a first-look production deal with 20th Century Fox, with this Clue remake slated to be the first project under that deal. Now Paul Wernick has revealed quite the surprising detail in his interview alongside Rhett Reese at the Deadpool 2 premiere this week. Here's what he had to say below.

&#8232"Don't be surprised if Clue is an R-rated (movie)... Potentially."

The Clue board game was developed in the U.K., known as Cluedo, first released in 1949, with Parker Brothers releasing the game in the United States that same year under the name Clue. The game centered around a murder at Mr. Boddy's mansion as the players try to figure out who the killer is,
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Sock It To Me! Take an Inside Look at 50 Years of 'Laugh-In' (Exclusive)

For George Schlatter, the creator of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, there was a key moment when the Classic TV comedy sketch series had gone from an oddity to cultural phenomenon: Sammy Davis, Jr., an old friend, was making a guest appearance on the show. They were joking around with comedy bits involving a judge, when, according to George, Sammy came up with the phrase, "Here come da judge!", which would lead into a sketch about the banter between a defendant and a judge dressed in black robe and oversized wig (becoming a national catchphrase in the process). "We taped 'Here Come Da Judge' at two in the morning," says George exclusively. "It was so funny that we put it on the next show. Suddenly people were walking down the hall saying, 'Here come da judge.' The show went on that Monday night, and Tuesday or Wedneday morning when the Supreme Court came into the courtroom,
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Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) follows sketch comedy alums like Kristen Wiig, Jamie Foxx & more by contending for Academy Awards

Oscars 2018: Jordan Peele (‘Get Out’) follows sketch comedy alums like Kristen Wiig, Jamie Foxx & more by contending for Academy Awards
Movies that win Oscars tend to be dramatic, but performers and filmmakers with a background in comedy — specifically sketch comedy — have done surprisingly well over the years. The latest sketch alum-turned-Oscar nominee is Jordan Peele thanks to his work behind the camera as a writer, director and producer of “Get Out.”

Peele got his start on Fox’s “MADtv,” where he was a cast member from 2003-2008. He and his “MADtv” co-star Keegan-Michael Key followed that by co-creating the sketch comedy series “Key and Peele” which ran from 2012-2015 on Comedy Central and finally won them the Emmy for Best Variety Sketch Series in 2016. After they concluded that show Peele co-wrote the action comedy “Keanu” (2016) before making his directorial debut with “Get Out,” which explores racism in America through the prism of the horror genre. Its critical acclaim (99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercial success ($255 million grossed worldwide) has carried over into awards season,
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Ryan Reynolds to produce new Clue movie

Back in 2016 it was announced that 20th Century Fox had optioned the rights to the Clue board game (that’s Cluedo to folks in the UK) with plans to develop a new movie adaptation, and now comes word from The Wrap that Ryan Reynolds has come on board as a producer through his production company Maximum Effort.

Reynolds’ Maximum Effort will produce the feature film adaptation alongside Hasbro’s own Allpsark Pictures, while Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are said to be in talks to come on board and pen the script.

Clue was previously adapted for the big screen with the cult 1985 comedy which featured a cast that included Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren and Eileen Brennan, and famously featured three alternate endings, with theaters receiving different ones.

Reynolds, Wernick and Reese’s latest project Deadpool 2 is set for
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2018 Oscars trivia: 15 Fascinating facts, figures and milestones

2018 Oscars trivia: 15 Fascinating facts, figures and milestones
With his farewell film, three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis could break the record for most wins by an actor while Meryl Streep, who just extended her nominations record with bid #21, could match the achievement of four-time winner Katharine Hepburn.

Below, we offer up 13 more facts, stats, and figures regarding this year’s Academy Awards nominees announced on Jan. 23. Winners of the 24 competitive races at the Oscars will be revealed on March 4 during a live telecast on ABC hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

See 2018 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

Lucky 13?

The Shape of Water” is the tenth film in Oscar history to earn 13 nominations. The current record of 14 nominations is held by three films, “All about Eve” (1951), “Titanic” (1998) and “La La Land” (2017)

Best Actor mainstay

With his sixth Best Actor Oscar nomination, Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) is now tied with Richard Burton for recognition in the category.
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A ‘Clue’ Reboot Is On The Way With ‘Deadpool’ Writers & Ryan Reynolds

20th Century Fox are moving forward with a Clue remake with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick re-teaming with the star of that hugely successful comic book movie, Ryan Reynolds. The film will be based on the classic board game, known as Cluedo in the UK and other territories, which was turned into a star-studded movie back in 1985.

Here’s some info about the original game:

There’s a mystery that needs solving, and you’re just the detective to do it on the go with this classic Clue game! Who killed the host of the fancy party? Where were they, and what weapon did they use? The gameboard has rooms to move in and secret passages to navigate faster, and if you’re a super sleuth you can keep track of the clues in your Detective Notebook and solve the case! When the case is solved, you can
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Ryan Reynolds Takes on Clue Remake, Signs Big Deal with Fox

20th Century Fox's long-gestating Clue remake is finally moving forward, with the studio bringing on Ryan Reynolds to produce and develop the adaptation, which is being crafted as a star vehicle for the actor/producer. The studio is also in talks with Deadpool and Deadpool 2 writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the screenplay. No director is attached at this time, but this marks the first time in well over a year that this project has had some movement. And it will be the first movie in a huge new deal that Ryan Reynolds just signed with Fox, which should carry him over to the mouse house in the impending Disney era.

The actor has signed a three-year first look deal with the studio to develop new projects through his Maximum Effort production company, and this Clue project will be the first movie under this deal. This is
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Scarecrow

We’re on the road again with a pair of eccentric new-age hobos, the kind that just can’t hack it in polite society. Gene Hackman and Al Pacino’s conflicting acting styles get a workout in Jerry Schatzberg’s tale of drifters cursed with iffy goals; Vilmos Zsigmond’s Panavision cinematography helped it earn a big prize at Cannes.

Scarecrow

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1973 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 112 min. / Street Date October 31, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth, Richard Lynch, Eileen Brennan, Penny Allen, Richard Hackman, Al Cingolani, Rutanya Alda.

Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond

Film Editor: Evan Lottman, Craig McKay

Production Design: Albert Brenner

Original Music: Fred Myrow

Written by Garry Michael White

Produced by Robert M. Sherman

Directed by Jerry Schatzberg

Movie-wise, everything was up in the air in the early 1970s. The view from Westwood in West Los Angeles, then the place to go see a film,
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