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Director Bryan Forbes tries his hand at comedy. His nostalgic Victorian farce features an eclectic choice of Brit stars — established greats John Mills & Ralph Richardson, the freshly-minted Michael Caine, reigning jester Peter Sellers and even a debut for the collegiate pranksters Peter Cook & Dudley Moore. It’s a beaut of a production with a charming John Barry music score… but the result yields more indulgent smiles than out-and-out laughs.

The Wrong Box

Region A+B Blu-ray

Powerhouse Indicator

1966 / Color / 1:75 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date November 23, 2018 / available from Amazon UK / £14.99

Starring: John Mills, Ralph Richardson, Michael Caine, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Nanette Newman, Tony Hancock, Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Lawson, Thorley Walters, Gerald Sim, Irene Handl, Norman Bird, John Le Mesurier, Norman Rossington, Diane Clare, Tutte Lemkow, Charles Bird, Vanda Godsell, Jeremy Lloyd, James Villiers, Graham Stark, Dick Gregory, Valentine Dyall, Leonard Rossiter, André Morell, Temperance Seven, Andrea Allan, Juliet Mills.

Cinematography:
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Jimmie Walker Gushes About 'Good Times' and Reveals If He Likes His "Dyn-o-Mite!" Catchphrase (Exclusive)

As wisecracking J.J. Evans on the hit 1970s sitcom Good Times, Jimmie Walker swept the nation with his catchphrase "Dyn-o-mite!" But in his mind, he never became a superstar. "People think it happened to me, but it didn’t," he exclusively told Closer Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now. "People knew who I was, but they knew who Charlie Manson was. Please, I’ll call you when I’m a superstar. I’ll say, 'Hey, remember me? Goodbye!'" Perhaps it’s this kind of humility that keeps Jimmie working so hard at 71. He still tours the country as a stand-up comic and recently released a special, We Are Still Here — available on Amazon, iTunes, and other platforms — with Police Academy sound-effects specialist Michael Winslow. The title "means, despite what some people in the industry are saying — you’re too old or out of style — we’re still here,
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The Romantic Drama 'Disobedience' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Chappaquiddick Shock and Awe The Leisure Seeker (romantic comedy; Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Dick Gregory, Kirsty Mitchell...
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SAG Awards 2018 In Memoriam Honors David Cassidy

SAG Awards 2018 In Memoriam Honors David Cassidy
Late film and television stars David Cassidy, Roger Moore, Adam West, Jerry Lewis and Bill Paxton were honored at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards‘ In Memoriam segment.

Other notable stars honored were Jeanne Moreau, Martin Landau, John Herd, Sam Shepard, Nelsan Ellis, Dick Gregory, Jerry Van Dyke, Della Reese, Jim Nabors, Erin Moran and Don Rickles (among others).

Cassidy, a former teen heartthrob widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family, died from organ failure Nov. 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67.

In February 2017, Cassidy exclusively revealed to People that he was battling dementia.
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SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???

SAG Awards 2018: In Memoriam segment Sunday will pay tribute to Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Bill Paxton and ???
Sunday’s telecast of the Screen Actors Guild will feature a special In Memoriam segment devoted to many of the actors and actresses who have died since last year’s ceremony in late January. Sure to be among those saluted include Oscar winner Martin Landau, comedy legend Jerry Lewis, and beloved film and TV star Bill Paxton. Visit our own Gold Derby memoriam galleries for this past year of 2017 and the newly-started gallery for 2018.

Over 100 people in SAG/AFTRA have passed away in the past 12 months. Which of the following 60 names will also be featured in the televised tribute?

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Richard Anderson (actor)

Chuck Barris (host/executive)

Shelley Berman (actor)

Chuck Berry (singer/actor)

Joseph Bologna (actor)

Powers Boothe (actor)

Brent Briscoe (actor)

Glen Campbell (singer/actor)

Bernie Casey (actor)

David Cassidy (actor/singer)

Mike Connors (actor)

Danielle Darrieux (actor
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Trailer for The Leisure Seeker starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

Universal Pictures has released a trailer for director Paolo Virzi’s upcoming adaptation of Michael Zadoorian’s 2009 novel The Leisure Seeker which sees Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland headlining alongside Christian Mckay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, and Dick Gregory; watch it here…

The Leisure Seeker is the nickname of the old Rv used by Ella (Helen Mirren) and John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) to take vacations with their children in the 1970s. On a summer morning, desperate to escape a destiny of medical care that would have kept them apart forever, the couple astonish their meddling adult children by hopping on board that dated vehicle and dashing down Old Route 1 towards Key West for a new adventure. Their trip through an America they no longer recognize – mixing hilarious moments with others of pure terror – is their chance to retrace a married life nourished by passion and devotion, but also by secret
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Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland take a heartfelt road trip in the new trailer for The Leisure Seeker

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Universal Pictures has graced hump day with a heartfelt trailer for the upcoming The Leisure Seeker starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland in the twilight of their life.

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Michael Zadoorian, the film is directed by Paolo Virzi and stars Donald Sutherland, Helen Mirren, Christian Mckay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey and Dick Gregory.

The Leisure Seeker is released in the UK on May 4th 2018

The Leisure Seeker Official Synopsis

The Leisure Seeker explores the American “on the road” genre, updated by the ironic and compassionate poetry of Paolo Virzì and rendered even more extraordinary by the vitality of two exceptional stars, Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, in the roles of Ella and John, a couple on the run in their old camper.

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Cyborg Movie Is Still Happening, Will Be an Origin Story

Cyborg Movie Is Still Happening, Will Be an Origin Story
It sounds like the Cyborg movie is still happening, and it sounds like it's going to be an origin story. A Cyborg movie was initially brought up when Warner Bros. announced their initial, ambitious slate of DC movies, long before even Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theaters. A lot has changed since then and the DC Films division of Warner Bros. is in the middle of a big shake-up. Despite that, Justice League star Joe Morton says the Cyborg solo movie is still a go.

The actor plays the father of Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) in both Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. During a recent interview, he was asked about the Cyborg movie and, at least as far as he knows, it's still happening. Not only that, but he provided some story details. Here's what he had to say about it.

"From what I understand,
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New Details Suggest Cyborg Movie Will Be An Origins Story

Hopes were high for the big screen debut of Ray Fisher’s character Victor Stone (also known as Cyborg) in Justice League – but, when the movie proved to be something of a disappointment, and Cyborg in particular felt somewhat under-used, the spinoff for the character that Warner Bros. has long had planned for 2020 seemed less than guaranteed. Now, however, a central figure in that potential storyline – actor Joe Morton – has given an update on the project, and seems to be expecting the Cyborg movie to go ahead as planned.

Morton has a three-picture deal with Warner Bros. and DC, to play Dr. Silas Stone – father of Cyborg. He’s already played that role in two DC Universe movies – Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League – and the Cyborg pic was expected to be the third. As far as the actor is concerned, that apparently remains the case.

“From what I understand,
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The Leisure Seeker Movie Review

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The Leisure Seeker Movie Review
The Leisure Seeker Sony Pictures Classics Director: Paolo Virzi Screenwriter: Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesto Piccolo, Paolo Virzi based on Michael Zadoorian’s book Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Dick Gregory Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/24/17 Opens: In December for awards consideration. January 18, 2018 Maurice Chevalier once said […]

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Hugh Hefner's Secret History as a Civil Rights Campaigner – Marriage Equality, Fight Against AIDS and Free Speech

Hugh Hefner's Secret History as a Civil Rights Campaigner – Marriage Equality, Fight Against AIDS and Free Speech
Hugh Hefner was often accused of being a misogynist who celebrated women as sex objects, but the publisher also has a surprising legacy as an outspoken advocate for civil, Lgbtq and women’s rights.

The Playboy founder, who died at the age of 91 on Wednesday, called himself a “human rights activist” in a 1994 interview with Lgbtq-interest magazine The Advocate — and many who knew his work would agree.

“I felt from a very early age that there were things in society that were wrong, and that I might play some small part in changing them,” Hefner told CBS in 2011.

The publishing
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Hugh Hefner Remembered by Friends, Celebrities and Playboy Bunnies

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Hugh Hefner Remembered by Friends, Celebrities and Playboy Bunnies
Hugh Hefner, the legendary founder of Playboy magazine, has sadly passed away. Hugh Hefner died on Wednesday night at the age of 91 and now celebrities and former Playboy Bunnies are paying tribute to the legendary cultural icon via social media. Hefner helped to launch the careers of many models and actresses through the magazine including Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, and Donna D'Errico, just to name a few. In addition to the models and actresses, Hefner also helped boost the careers of writers and comedians while fighting for freedom of speech.

Drew Barrymore, Farrah Fawcett and Linda Evans are among those who have posed for Playboy. Several Playboy Bunnies became celebrities, too, including Blondie singer Deborah Harry and model Lauren Hutton, both of whom have good memories of their time with Hugh Hefner and Playboy. Hefner ran Playboy from his elaborate mansions, first in Chicago and then in Los Angeles, and
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Kim Kardashian, Jesse Jackson, Jenny McCarthy and More Mourn the Death of Hugh Hefner

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Kim Kardashian, Jesse Jackson, Jenny McCarthy and More Mourn the Death of Hugh Hefner
He was a pioneer of the ’60s sexual revolution, a champion of civil rights and free speech, and created one of the most popular magazines and brand that not only became a playground for Hollywood’s biggest stars, but also changed publishing and pop culture forever.

So it’s fitting that in the wake of the news of Hugh Hefner‘s death, everyone from celebrities to politicians to former Playboy cover models would take to social media to express their condolences and honor Hefner’s legacy.

There were those who admired him and enjoyed time at his infamous Playboy mansion,
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Hugh Hefner: The Ups and Downs of a Spectacular Life

Hugh Hefner: The Ups and Downs of a Spectacular Life
While Hugh Hefner had seen his reputation somewhat tarnished by Playmate Holly Madison‘s tell-all about life in the Playboy Mansion, Down the Rabbit Hole and the subsequent sale of the Playboy Mansion, but his life was about far more than what people tuning into The Girls Next Door or readers of Madison’s book might suspected.

Hefner’s death of natural causes throws the Playboy empire into a state of flux. For one thing, in a 2011 interview with The Hollywood Reporter Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy, admitted there was no succession plan for leadership of the company. And for another,
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Fans Call Out Emmys for Omitting Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy and More From in Memorium Tribute Segment

Fans Call Out Emmys for Omitting Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy and More From in Memorium Tribute Segment
The 2017 Emmys In Memoriam segment has been called out for a perceived flub.

Following the touching memorial montage of recently deceased Hollywood stars, a slew of viewers took to social media to point out a few forgotten names.

Former TV legends Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton and Frank Vincent were all left out of the tribute.

“Thinking of my brothers Dick Gregory + Charlie Murphy. I’ll never forget you. I miss you both,” Common wrote on Twitter.
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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ Omits Dick Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton, Charlie Murphy

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Emmys ‘In Memoriam’ Omits Dick Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton, Charlie Murphy
No awards show’s “In Memoriam” segment can include everyone lost in the last year, but this year’s Emmys contained some obvious omissions, including comedy icon and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory, “Chappelle’s Show” star Charlie Murphy, Erin Moran and Harry Dean Stanton — who died Friday. Stanton is somewhat understandable, given how recently he died — there might not have been time to update the segment before the show. The same is true of “Sopranos” star Frank Vincent, who died last week. But many on Twitter were surprised and disappointed by the other omissions. Some drew a contrast between the omission.
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Martha Thomases: “If You Have A Message…”

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The events of the last several weeks, while horrible, raise several issues that affect us not only as citizens, but as creative people and fans of the popular arts.

How do we respond to racism and other forms of bigotry in our government. Do we cooperate and try to change the minds of the people in power? Do we quit and make a statement? Do we resist? Do we perform non-violent acts of civil disobedience and fill the jails?

In my life, I’ve advocated (and disagreed with) all of these things. Different times in my life, different circumstances, different perspectives. Therefore, I hesitate to call out people who make different choices than I do, as long as we share the goals of a fair and just, egalitarian, non-hateful non-violent society.

When the artists who were chosen for the Kennedy Center honors refused to attend a White House celebration hosted
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The Defining Moments of Dick Gregory’s Career

The world has lost a pioneer in comedy, as well as an effective civil rights activist. Dick Gregory, passed away on Saturday evening, at the age of 84, in Washington, D.C. He continued performing his standup acts and engaging in public speaking events until just recently, when he was taken into the hospital on the ninth of August. In honor of the man who has contributed to our entertainment and our education on civil rights issues, we are pleased to share the defining moments of his career. Induction into the Army Prior to being drafted in the Army in 1953,

The Defining Moments of Dick Gregory’s Career
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