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Mmm, Box Sets. The Simpsons S1-20 Coming in Dec.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced The Simpsons: The Complete Seasons 1-20 Limited Edition. The collection, containing every episode from the series’ first twenty seasons, will be available on December 3, 2019.

Journey to Springfield to witness the adventures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie from their humble and heartwarming beginnings in “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” and through all of the wild adventures of their first twenty seasons, featuring iconic episodes such as “Marge vs. The Monorail,” “Bart the General,” “You Only Move Twice” and the legendary two-parter, “Who Shot Mr. Burns?” The beloved series won 34 Emmys® and introduced the world to several celebrated guest appearances by fan favorites including Kelsey Grammer as the criminal mastermind, Sideshow Bob, Glenn Close who brilliantly played Homer’s loving and sweet mother, Mona Simpson and Albert Brooks as the evil genius, Hank Scorpio.

In total, 1,000 copies of The Simpsons: The Complete
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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ paid tribute to Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and Doris Day – but who was left out?

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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ paid tribute to Tim Conway, Valerie Harper and Doris Day – but who was left out?
As alt-pop singer Halsey stirred emotions with her moving rendition of “Time After Time,” the 2019 Emmy Awards that aired on Fox on September 22 paid tribute to the television legends who left us in the last year during the show’s “In Memoriam” segment. They included actors Tim Conway, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Penny Marshall, Luke Perry, Doris Day and Rip Torn.

Let’s look back at some of the contributions made by these beloved TV icons.

SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery

Tim Conway died on May 14 at age 85. The comedy legend won six Emmy Awards during his lengthy career, including four for “The Carol Burnett Show,” one for “Coach” and one for “30 Rock.” He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2002. And he took pride in getting his co-stars on Burnett’s variety show to laugh at his antics and break character.

Legendary singer and
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‘The Show Won’t Go On’ – New Book Chronicles Stage, Screen Deaths Before Live Audiences

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Talk to any performer, and they probably have a horror story about the time they died on stage. It was a bad crowd, bad night, bad material, the venue wasn’t right.

But now, there’s a book actually devoted to those who have, literally, died on stage. The Show Won’t Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage (Chicago Review Press), by Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns, is the first comprehensive study of onstage deaths. Unearthed details, little-known facts, and anecdotes reveal the truth about the final curtain call that ended many artists’ lives. The book arrives on Sept. 3.

The book chronicles Albert Brooks’s father, comedian Harry “Parkyakarkus” Einstein, to high-wire walker Karl Wallenda, rock star Dimebag Darrell Abbott, to rapper Jax the Axehandler. It also covers Tommy Cooper, who died on live television, and cult ukulele crooner Tiny Tim and J.I.
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Lost In America

According to Newsweek, 1984 was “The Year of the Yuppie”, referring to those ferociously materialistic young professionals whose numbers blossomed during the Reagan administration. The following year Albert Brooks made Lost In America which describes what happens when one of those shallow, upwardly mobile folks decides to ditch the Mercedes, hit the road a la Easy Rider and go “touch Indians”. The results are one of the great satires in American film. Co-starring a brilliant Julie Hagerty as Brooks’ roulette-happy wife and an inspired cameo from Garry Marshall as a nonplussed casino boss.

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Defending Your Life

Albert Brooks’ 1991 dramedy finds Brooks himself as a recently deceased ad executive caught in an otherworldly limbo where he must, literally, defend his life to a heavenly court in order to determine his fate in the afterlife. With Meryl Streep as Brooks’ celestial sweetheart and the great Rip Torn as his less than angelic attorney.

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Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Finding Nemo’

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Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Finding Nemo’
Happy birthday to the tremendously funny, witty Albert Brooks, who was born on July 22, 1947. The actor, producer, writer and director began his career as a self-deprecating stand-up comic, performing several times on Johnny Carson‘s “Tonight Show” and earning a Grammy nomination for his 1975 comedy album “A Star Is Bought.” Brooks got his first break behind the camera when he was hired to direct six short films for the first season of “Saturday Night Live.” Later in 1976, he made his film debut as an actor with a dramatic role in Martin Scorsese‘s classic film “Taxi Driver.”

SEEMartin Scorsese movies: All 24 films ranked worst to best

As an actor, Brooks earned an Academy Award nomination for 1987’s “Broadcast News,” as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in 2011’s “Drive.” And as a writer, he won Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle for
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Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Albert Brooks movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Happy birthday to the tremendously funny, witty Albert Brooks, who was born on July 22, 1947. The actor, producer, writer and director began his career as a self-deprecating stand-up comic, performing several times on Johnny Carson‘s “Tonight Show” and earning a Grammy nomination for his 1975 comedy album “A Star Is Bought.” Brooks got his first break behind the camera when he was hired to direct six short films for the first season of “Saturday Night Live.” Later in 1976, he made his film debut as an actor with a dramatic role in Martin Scorsese‘s classic film “Taxi Driver.”

As an actor, Brooks earned an Academy Award nomination for 1987’s “Broadcast News,” as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in 2011’s “Drive.” And as a writer, he won Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle for writing 1996’s “Mother” and the same Award twice from
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The Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen at Disney Says Creator Matt Groening

The Simpsons Movie 2 Will Happen at Disney Says Creator Matt Groening
Sure sounds like there is going to be The Simpsons Movie 2. Some day. As we all know good and well by this point in time, Disney recently snatched up the rights to all of 20th Century Fox's properties, including The Simpsons. And today we have word out of Comic-Con that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening feels there will no doubt be a sequel to 2007's The Simpsons Movie one of these days.

Why? Well, because Disney wants something for its money, of course. Specifically, Matt Groening revealed this speaking from Sdcc this weekend.

"No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. I think Disney wants something for its money."

Nice! Now I don't know about you, but the idea of seeing another The Simpsons movie hit the big-screen has me all kinds of excited. After all, I have been a fan of the series since
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Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and More Celebrities Mourn Actor Rip Torn: 'You Wonderful Madman'

Will Smith, Alec Baldwin and More Celebrities Mourn Actor Rip Torn: 'You Wonderful Madman'
Fellow celebrities and costars of Rip Torn are remembering the late actor with touching tributes across social media, from the likes of Will Smith to Alec Baldwin.

Torn died at the age of 88 on Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of films and television shows that span over five decades. Over those 50-plus years, Torn has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, many of whom remember the late actor fondly.

“R.I.P. Rip,” Will Smith posted to his Instagram, accompanied by a picture of him and Torn from Men in Black, which the two actors appeared alongside in
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Rip Torn: Fearless Film, TV, and Stage Actor Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, who played characters from Judas Iscariot to the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, dies at 88.

Respected and versatile character actor Rip Torn died Tuesday in Lakeville, Conn., according to Variety. Publicist Rick Miramontez did not release a cause of death, but said Torn was with his wife, Amy Wright, and two daughters, Katie and Angelica. He was 88.

Torn believed actors should “play drama as comedy and comedy as drama,” according to the statement, and the actor was equally at home both. He starred in comedies like Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life and the Men in Black films, as well as TV comedies 30 Rock, playing General Electric CEO Don Geiss, mentor to Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Torn won an Emmy for his part in HBO's The Larry Sanders Show, and was nominated for a Tony award in
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Rip Torn Dead At Age 88

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By Lee Pfeiffer

Actor Rip Torn has died at age 88. He was a volatile figure in the entertainment industry, known for his sometimes bizarre behavior as well as his brilliant performances. A native Texan, he gravitated to  New York City in the 1950s where he studied under Lee Strasberg at the legendary Actors Studio. He was championed by director Elia Kazan, who gave Torn high profile roles in his stage and film productions. Torn gained major acclaim with a Tony-nominated performance on Broadway in "Sweet Bird of Youth", a role he would reprise in the 1963 film version. Torn's film career occasionally saw him attain leading man status but he remained a highly acclaimed supporting actor throughout his career. His feature films include "A Face in the Crowd", "Baby Doll", "The Cincinnati Kid", "Pork Chop Hill", "King of Kings", "Beach Red", "Coming Apart", "Tropic of Cancer", "Crazy Joe", "The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Rip Torn Mourned By Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Tom Green & Seth MacFarlane

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Rip Torn Mourned By Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Tom Green & Seth MacFarlane
Reactions are pouring in as news spreads about the death of television, film and theater actor Rip Torn.

Known for his roles on The Larry Sanders Show, the original Men in Black films and his Tony Award-winning Broadway career, Torn died today at his home in Lakeville, Ct at age 88.

Filmmaker, actor and author Albert Brooks, who directed Torn in the 1991 film Defending Your Life, took to Twitter to say the late actor will be missed.

“R.I.P Rip Torn. He was so great in Defending Your Life. I’ll miss you Rip, you were a true original,” Brooks tweeted.

R.I.P Rip Torn. He was so great in Defending Your Life. I'll miss you Rip, you were a true original.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) July 10, 2019

Will Smith, who co-starred with Torn in the Men In Black films, posted a picture of himself and Torn on screen and captioned the photo: “R.
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Rip Torn, Veteran Actor and "Larry Sanders Show" Star, Dead at 88

Rip Torn, Veteran Actor and
Rip Torn ­– whose seven-decade acting career spanned stage, film, TV and voice roles – has died, a rep for the actor confirmed in a statement to Rolling Stone. Torn died at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon. He was 88.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas on February 6th, 1931, he graduated from University of Texas, where he studied acting before serving in the United States Army.

Torn moved to Hollywood, California, where he scored his first major acting role in 1956 film, Baby Doll. He later moved to New
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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88

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Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88
Rip Torn, who played Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and was a major star of Broadway and Off Broadway during a seven-decade career, died today surrounded by family at his home in Lakeville, Ct. He was 88.

The prolific Torn played the unstoppable and unflappable Artie on Larry Sanders, which aired from 1992-98 and followed the behind-the-scenes and onstage antics of a successful late-night network talk show. Along with scoring a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy in 1996, he was nominated for each of the show’s six seasons.

The year Torn won his Emmy, he also had been up for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his turn on CBSChicago Hope. In 2008, he earned his ninth and final Emmy nom, for his recurring role as Don Geiss on NBC’s 30 Rock.
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Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88

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Rip Torn, Actor Known for ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ Dies at 88
Rip Torn, a prolific actor best known for HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show” and the “Men in Black” franchise, died Tuesday at his home in Lakeville, Connecticut, his representatives said. He was 88.

In a career spanning more than six decades, Torn established himself as a versatile performer, appearing in 10 Broadway plays (and directing one), more than 80 feature films, and dozens of television shows.

Born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, Texas in 1931, Torn studied acting at Texas A&m and the University of Texas, and served a stint in the Army before heading to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. He made his film debut with an uncredited role in Elia Kazan’s 1956 film “Baby Doll,” before relocating to New York City to study at the Actor’s Studio.

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Torn made his Broadway debut in 1959 as part of the original cast of Tennessee Williams
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Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Seth MacFarlane and More Pay Tribute to Rip Torn

Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Seth MacFarlane and More Pay Tribute to Rip Torn
In the hours after the announcement of actor Rip Torn's death on Tuesday, tributes poured in on social media from Hollywood figures including Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Seth MacFarlane and Michael McKean.

Torn, perhaps best know for his role as Artie the producer on The Larry Sanders Show, was nominated for an Oscar in the 1984 film Cross Creek, played the CEO of General Electric on 30 Rock, Zed in the first two Men in Black films and Patches O'Houlihan in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, among other iconic performances. 

The actor died at 88 while his wife Amy Wright and daughters ...
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Review: Ari Aster's Ritual of Horror in "Midsommar"

Ari Aster’s sophomore feature Midsommar isn’t a horror movie in the typical sense—or, at least, that’s what the marketing campaign of its U.S. distributor A24 (to say nothing of the critical discourse surrounding the film) would have you believe. Made directly following the success of his acclaimed debut Hereditary (2018), the film reportedly started out as a slasher movie, and although it's now something quite different, it retains the general framework of one. The deaths of its principal characters are less a matter of if, but when, and are presented with enough gruesome variation to satisfy even the most avid gore-hounds. But as Midsommar unfolds predominantly under Sweden’s “midnight sun,” the film has the supposed distinction of being the brightest horror film ever made, with more than a few scenes blindingly, intentionally overexposed in a transparent bid for that superlative. It is also, we are meant to gather,
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The 8 Best Movies About Television — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

This week sees the (limited) release of “Late Night,” which is set in the wild and revealing world of late night TV. It’s the latest of many examples of how the movies have sometimes been able to see television more clearly than television has been able to see itself.

This week’s question: What is the best movie ever made about television?

A Face in the Crowd

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Released in 1957, Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd” remains a fascinating study about TV production and celebrity culture. Specifically, the film underlines the idea that trendy celebrities will stay relevant as long as they don’t do anything, well, horrible.

Andy Griffith delivers one of the most powerful feature debut performance as the drifter-turned-celebrity Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes,
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Leon Redbone Dies: Early ‘SNL’ Musical Favorite Was 69

Leon Redbone Dies: Early ‘SNL’ Musical Favorite Was 69
Update, with additional details Leon Redbone, the trombone-voiced singer-songwriter whose eccentric, nostalgic Americana style of music found at least a temporarily frequent home on early episodes of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, died today. He was 69.

His death was confirmed by his family in a whimsically worded announcement on Redbone’s website — an announcement that certainly bore a resemblance to Redbone’s own songwriting and conversational style.

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence, and has plans for a rousing sing along number with Sári Barabás. An eternity of pouring through texts in the
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Rushes: Doris Day, Cannes Trailers, Portrait of Joanna Hogg

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSDoris Day. The American actress, singer, and Animal rights activist, Doris Day has died. Anthony Lane provides a tender remembrance at The New Yorker: "There was a depth, despite everything, to her fabled simplicity, and a courage to her lack of complications; even as the world was curdling around her, she insisted on the milk of human kindness." Recommended VIEWINGWith the 2019 Cannes Film Festival having now begun, a slew of trailers has arrived ranging from Ira Sachs collaboration with Isabelle Huppert, Werner Herzog's mysterious Japan set film, to French comedy auteur (and DJ!) Quentin Dupieux's new... horror film?!Rick Alverson's menacing, Jeff Goldblum led pic about a lobotomizing doctor gets its first stirring trailer ahead of a Us release.Recommended READINGJoanna Hogg by Eleanor Taylor for The New York Times.
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