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Halle Berry ‘Might’ Appear on Bet’s ‘Boomerang’ – But She ‘Can’t Speak’ for the Rest of Film’s Cast

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Halle Berry ‘Might’ Appear on Bet’s ‘Boomerang’ – But She ‘Can’t Speak’ for the Rest of Film’s Cast
Fans of the 1992 romantic comedy “Boomerang” who are looking to see the original film’s cast appear on Bet’s upcoming sequel series shouldn’t hold their breath.

Well, no, you might see executive producer Halle Berry reprising her role. But as far as everyone else goes? We’ll have to wait and see, because Berry hasn’t asked her former co-stars to appear on Lena Waithe’s updated take on “Boomerang.”

“You might see me at some point,” Berry told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour Monday, with a little laugh.

Also Read: 'Boomerang': Bet Sequel Series to 1992 Eddie Murphy Movie Casts Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson as Leads

“I can’t speak for anybody else from the cast, I can only speak for myself,” she said. “And I’m so proud of the show. And you might she me, you might see me — for sure.
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W. Kamau Bell Slams ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘Ridiculous and Toothless’ Response to Apu Controversy

W. Kamau Bell Slams ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘Ridiculous and Toothless’ Response to Apu Controversy
W. Kamau Bell took to Twitter following the April 8 episode of “The Simpsons” to criticize the show’s response to the Apu controversy. The Fox animated series has been scrutinized for its stereotypical portrayal of Springfield’s Kwik-e-Mart owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. A recent episode found Marge and Lisa alluding to the fact that the show still has no idea what to do with the character.

“It’s hard to say,” Lisa said. “Something that started decades ago and was applauded and inoffensive is now politically incorrect. What can you do?” The show then panned to a picture of Apu.

Bell responded on Twitter: “I think the fact that they put this ‘argument’ in the mouth of Lisa’s character, the character who usually champions the underdogs and is supposed to be the most thoughtful and liberal, is what makes this the most ridiculous (as in worthy of ridicule) and toothless response.
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Krakatoa East of Java

‘Things Blowing Up Good’ has been surefire entertainment since the beginning of cinema, but this ill-fated Cinerama extravaganza about the biggest explosion in recorded human history limps along despite some pretty darned impressive volcanic effects. It’s quite an entertaining spectacle, with various good performers in three soap opera plots, either overacting or loitering about with nothing to do. And don’t forget the from-left-field musical striptease.

Krakatoa East of Java

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, John Leyton, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Chan, Victoria Young, Marc Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Sumi Haru.

Cinematography: Manuel Berenguer

Film Editors: Walter Hannemann, Warren Low, Maurice Rootes

Production Design: Eugèné Lourié

Costumes: Laure Lourié

Special Effects: Eugèné Lourié, Alex Weldon, Francisco Prósper

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Written by Clifford Newton Gould,
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James Bond 007: revisiting Live And Let Die

Roger Moore takes over as James Bond 007 for Live And Let Die. And it might just be his best Bond outing...

This is the one where Bond does Blaxploitation. It's Roger’s debut. The One with All the Voodoo. Live And Let Die is memorable for numerous reasons. Great villains, the super-hot Solitaire, crocodiles and a distinct otherworldly flavour grant the film memorability: no small achievement when you’re the eighth child of 23. It’s nearly a classic, and certainly one of Moore’s best, but the final half hour falls a bit flat. Switch off after Bond’s Crocodile Dundee moment, just before the looooooooong boat chase. Avoid if easily offended by dubious racial politics. And sexual politics for that matter – but with Bond that’s kind of a given.

The Villain: Both ‘two-bit Island diplomat’ and Harlem gangster, Dr Kananga is a fine enemy for Moore to cut his teeth on.
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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog
All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got
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The 2015 Screen Actors' Guild Awards – as it happened

It was the final big American film and TV awards ceremony before the Oscars, and the one most likely to indicate who will be going home with Academy awards in a month’s time. Find out if Hollywood’s most celebrated actors perfect their speeches ... or losers’ faces

Screen Actors Guild awards 2015: the winners in pictures

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A quick-fire night then with a couple of surprises thrown in, mostly in TV.

Uzo Aduba started the evening by winning best female actor in a comedy series for her work in Orange is the New Black, which follows the Globes giving their equivalent to Gina Rodriguez.

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Costner is back and… well… that’s it.

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Naomi Watts on the other hand is clearly very happy to be there. Zach Galifianakis takes the piss out of Julianne Moore’s “When I was on As the World Turns” moment,
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The Week In Movies, in case you missed it #9

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If you’ve been busy this week doing busy things, you’ve probably missed some of the big movie news from the last few days. Well fear not busy beings, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some of the biggest movie things that went down this week It’s been a while since Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg did a movie together, until now at least. The two are teaming up for an untitled spy thriller about a captured U2 pilot during the the Cold War Loose lips bring down starships. If you’re wandering around the set of Star Wars Episode VII, expect to see these old school posters dotted around the place Awesome Bond henchman, Geoffrey Holder passed away this week Robert Downey Jr. confirmed Iron Man 4 on Ellen, and on Letterman he said it wasn’t happening We went behind the scenes on Camp X-Ray Who you gonna call?
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Photo Special: Remembering: Geoffrey Holder

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 745pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend.
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Rip Geoffrey Holder

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Best known as iconic Bond henchman Baron Samedi from Live and Let Die, actor Geoffrey Holder has passed away from complication due to Pneumonia. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in 1930, Holder was a star of stage and screen, and began his big screen acting career in 1962's All Night Long. While he will be best known as Baron Samedi (with his creepy face paint and top hat, he will always be my favorite Bond henchman after Jaws, the recently departed Richard Kiel), he also used his deep voice and 6'6" frame to make an impression as Punjab in Annie and The Narrator in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory remake. The thoughts of everybody here at The Movie Bit are with his friends and family during this tragic time.
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Geoffrey Holder 1930-2014

Geoffrey Holder 1930-2014
Just a couple of weeks after the sad death of Richard "Jaws" Kiel, the James Bond pantheon has lost another of its iconic villains. Geoffrey Holder, who played Baron Samedi to unsettling effect in 1973's Live And Let Die, has passed away from complications stemming from pneumonia. He was 84.There was much more to Holder than voodoo henchmen. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, he began his career as a dancer aged just 7, and by the time he was 22 was teaching at the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York. Four years later he won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work as a painter, whilst still finding time to work as a principal dancer with New York's Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He made his Broadway debut in 1954 in the musical House Of Flowers (co-written by Truman Capote), and co-starred in an all-black Waiting For Godot in 1957.His first
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R.I.P. Geoffrey Holder

Just weeks after losing Richard Kiel, another legendary Bond villain actor has passed away - 84-year-old Geoffrey Holder died due to complications from pneumonia on Sunday.

A dancer, choreographer, actor and Tony winner, Holder is mostly known for his iconic deep voice and distinct laugh along with his tall stature. The Trinidad-born entertainer memorably played Baron Samedi in Roger Moore's first James Bond outing "Live and Let Die".

Other screen roles include the overt innuendo-producing advertisement director Nelson in the Eddie Murphy comedy "Boomerang," the bodyguard Punjab in 1982's "Annie" film adaptation, William Shakespeare X in "Doctor Dolittle," a sailor in "Krakatoa: East of Java," Sorcerer in Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask" and the narrator of Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". He also pitched 7Up in commercials during the 1970s and 1980s.

On the stage he participated in numerous musicals,
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"Live And Let Die!" James Bond Actor Geoffrey Holder Passes Away At 84

"Maaaahvaleous!!" Known for directing and designing costumes for The Wiz, a all-black musical retelling of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Geoffrey Holder has just passed at the age of 84. He was also known for starring in such films as James Bond's Live and Let Die, narrating Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and bringing funner commercials for all as a pitchman for the famous 7-Up soft drink. According to his family's attorney Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death began with pneumonia, leading to more complications and ultimately, death. Remember his wife Carmen De Lavallade and their son, Léo in this hard time.   Geoffrey Lamont Holder was a Trinidadian actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, singer and voice-over artist.
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The Great Geoffrey Holder has Passed Away

One of these days I will add Eddie Murphy's Boomerang to my Best Movies section. Realistically I could just recategorize my 2012 article on the film's 20th Anniversary and make it a Best Movies entry and be satisfied. However, if I were to do that I'd have to add a little more than just a passing mention of Geoffrey Holder's performance as Nasty Nelson, because he is truly one of the film's high points. Today, sadly, we learn Holder died Sunday at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. On top of playing Nasty Nelson, Holder is perhaps better known to others as the "Un-Cola" guy for 7Up commercials back in the '80s, as Punjab in 1982's Annie, as Baron Samedi in 1973's James Bond film Live and Let Die or in ways I never got to know him, as a Tony Award-winning stage performer and dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet.
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Geoffrey Holder, Live and Let Die's Baron Samedi, dies aged 84

Geoffrey Holder, Live and Let Die's Baron Samedi, dies aged 84
Geoffrey Holder, the actor, dancer, choreographer, designer and painter, has died at the age of 84.

Holder, who was most widely known for playing villain Baron Samedi in the Bond film Live and let Die, passed away on Sunday (October 5) in Manhattan. His spokesman, Charles M Mirotznik, confirmed the cause as complications relating to pneumonia.

During his varied career, he directed a dance troupe, performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera, and won Tony Awards for musical direction and costume design for The Wiz.

He was also an accomplished painter, sculptor and photographer, with his work having been shown in galleries such as Washington's Corcoran Gallery. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in painting in 1957.

Holder was born in 1930 in Trinidad and Tobago, moving to New York City in 1954 when he took over his brother's dance company as director and lead performer.

He made his Broadway debut later that year as
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R.I.P. “Un-Cola” Man, Bountiful Artist Geoffrey Holder

R.I.P. “Un-Cola” Man, Bountiful Artist Geoffrey Holder
Geoffrey Holder, the only theater man who at 6 feet, 6 inches could look Tommy Tune right in the eye and say “Abosolutely maaaaah-velous,” died Sunday in New York City. He was 84. Charles M. Mirotznik, a spokesman for the family, told the New York Times the cause was complications of pneumonia.

As well known for the honey-smooth bass-baritone that resonated through countless voice-overs as for the white linen suit and Panama hat that set off his gleaming Caribbean features — saucer eyes, broad-as-the-George-Washington-Bridge smile and shaved head — Holder became an advertising icon in the 1970s and ’80s as the pitchman for 7Up, declaring it “the Un-Cola — you know, Sev’mup – wet, wild, all that…” :

But Holder, born in Trinidad, was much more than a seductive accoutrement to Madison Avenue. He left an enduring stamp on virtually every field in the performing arts, as musician, choreographer, actor, director and designer, winning two Tony
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Geoffrey Holder, Acclaimed Actor, Director And Choreographer, Dead At Age 84

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Holder in his iconic role as the evil Baron Samedi in the 1973 James Bond film "Live and Let Die".

Geoffrey Holder, the native Caribbean who played a crucial role in transforming modern theater, has passed away from pneumonia at age 84. Holder's imposing 6'6" stature and inimitable baritone voice helped make him a highly influential figure both on stage and in film. The general public knows him as the long-time spokesman for 7 Up in the 1970s and 1980s as well as a familiar face in major motion pictures, such as the 1973 James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" in which me memorably portrayed the legendary voodoo icon Baron Samedi. However, theater goers know Holder as the Tony Award-winning talent whose revolutionary methods of presenting theatrical productions earned him world wide acclaim. For full NY Times obituary, click here.  
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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Artist, Has Died

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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Artist, Has Died
Geoffrey Holder, a larger-than-life presence in the worlds of movies, stage, TV, art, publishing, music, dance - even advertising - died of pneumonia Sunday, The New York Times reports. He was 84 and a resident at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey. Holder's imposing 6'6" frame could barely contain his many talents, and a 1975 People profile that ran at the time he won two Tonys for his directing and costuming Broadway's groundbreaking The Wiz described him as having "a voice as deep as Othello and as smooth as Caribbean rum." TV watchers will remember
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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Artist, Has Died

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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Choreographer, Actor, Artist, Has Died
Geoffrey Holder, a larger-than-life presence in the world of movies, stage, TV, art, publishing music, dance - even advertising - died of pneumonia Sunday, The New York Times reports. He was 84 and a resident at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey. Holder's imposing 6'6" frame could barely contain his many talents, and a 1975 People profile, at the time he won two Tonys for his directing and costuming Broadway's groundbreaking The Wiz, described him as having "a voice as deep as Othello and as smooth as Caribbean rum." TV watchers will remember him as
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Dancer, Actor, and Artist Geoffrey Holder Dies at Age 84... Learn About His Life and Work in 'Carmen & Geoffrey'

Note: Geoffrey Holder, noted dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer and painter, died on Sunday in New York. In recognition of his life and work, here's a recent article on 'Carmen & Geoffrey,' the documentary exploring his relationship with wife Carmen De Lavallade, which is now available on Netflix and DVD. I’ve been missing out not knowing much about the work of these two tremendous artists, icons I shall say, of what we regard today as modern dance. Married since 1955 not long after they met after working together in Harold Arlen’s "House of Flowers," Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade’s work and personal lives are documented in the...
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Upcoming to Netflix Watch Instantly: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,' 'Django Unchained' and More

Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix. Note: Listed below are just the movies, not the television shows.   Avail 10/1 Annie (1982) Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin (Aileen Quinn) as she captures Daddy Warbucks' (Albert Finney) heart with her unquenchable optimism. In the meantime, Annie must try to dodge the treacherous head of the orphanage (Carol Burnett...

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