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Ted Danson is aiming to achieve an incredibly rare feat in the Best Comedy Actor Emmy category

Ted Danson is aiming to achieve an incredibly rare feat in the Best Comedy Actor Emmy category
Ted Danson is in a league of his own in the Best Comedy Actor Emmy category, having extended his own record to 13 nominations this year with a second straight bid for “The Good Place.” If he manages to take home the prize, he’d join even more rarified air as one of three men to have won the award for multiple shows.

The only two men to have to have been honored here for different shows are Richard Mulligan, who triumphed for “Soap” in 1980 and “Empty Nest” in 1989, and Michael J. Fox, who three-peated for “Family Ties” from 1986-88 and scored a record-tying fourth win for “Spin City” in 2000. All of the other 13 multiple Best Comedy Actor champs prevailed for one respective show, including Danson. He has two Emmys for “Cheers,” winning in 1990 and ’93, and was nominated for the entirety of the sitcom’s 11-season run. He returned to the
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Dave Bautista, Ice Cube thriller 'The Killer’s Game' gets start date, lands at Capstone for Tiff sales (exclusive)

Principal photography set for December 2 in Dominican Republic, Miami.

Capstone Group has come on board to handle worldwide sales in Toronto on The Killer’s Game starring Dave Bautista and Ice Cube as it emerged the action thriller will commence production in December.

Morena Baccarin and Kris Wu are in discussions to join the two other previously announced leads. The project was previously set up at STXinternational.

D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage) will direct from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg based on the novel by Jay Bonansinga, with current script revisions by Caruso and Peter Landesman.

The Killer
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Dave Bautista action thriller 'The Killer’s Game' gets start date, lands at Capstone for Tiff sales (exclusive)

Principal photography set for December 2 in Dominican Republic, Miami.

Capstone Group has come on board to handle worldwide sales in Toronto on The Killer’s Game starring Dave Bautista and Ice Cube as it emerged the action thriller will commence production in December.

Morena Baccarin and Kris Wu are in discussions to join the two other previously announced leads. The project was previously set up at STXinternational.

D.J. Caruso (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage) will direct from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg based on the novel by Jay Bonansinga, with current script revisions by Caruso and Peter Landesman.

The Killer
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CBS-Viacom Deal Reunites TV Studio and Paramount Legacy; Here’s What Might Come Next

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As CBS and Viacom put the pieces back together again and rejoin after nearly 15 years apart, it also means that the former Paramount TV studio assets will be back in the same family as Paramount’s film studio. But it also raises new questions about the fate of the newer Paramount TV shingle.

When Sumner Redstone reversed course in 2005 and split CBS and Viacom back into two separate companies, Paramount Network Television moved to CBS, which merged it with CBS Productions. First renamed CBS Paramount TV, after three years it shed the “Paramount” name and became just CBS TV Studios — now one of the top suppliers of programming to network, cable and streaming services.

Viacom finally decided to get back into the TV studio business in 2013, launching a new Paramount TV studio — focused mostly on turning Paramount film titles into TV series. (It has since branched into original productions as well.
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Cinema Retro's Eddy Friedfeld Checks Out James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

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By Eddy Friedfeld

If you’re wondering whether the original Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger” is as beautiful in person as it is on screen, wonder no more: it is a pristine specimen, a preserved and likely restored testament to not only the greatest franchise in film history, but a metaphor for ingenuity and quality living.

Displayed prominently recently at New York’s Sotheby’s Auction House on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, I took pictures through the plate glass window, over the course of a few days, once to see the car with the bullet-proof plate raised over the trunk of the car, only to find it lowered back into the car the next day (I assumed that any shooting had stopped) and found the spike protruding from the hub of the rear wheels, which was designed to shred a pursuing car’s tires.

Now if you ask me
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13 of Dwayne Johnson’s Best Roles

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13 of Dwayne Johnson’s Best Roles
There is no one quite like Dwayne Johnson, who, after spending eight years as a professional wrestler for the WWE (where his nickname “The Rock” was born) transitioned to becoming one of today’s most bankable actors. Johnson has now become a blockbuster king, pulling in big dollars for films such as “Get Smart,” “Moana,” “Jumanji” and of course the expansive “Fast & Furious” franchise.

It was in 2004, after winning several championships, that the Rock made his first transition to the screen — well, aside from his television appearances on the WWE, where he garnered record-number views for the network. Some of his first credits include 2001’s “The Mummy Returns,” 2002’s “The Scorpion King” and 2003’s “The Rundown.” And despite his belated foray into the acting space, Johnson has quickly cemented his space on the big screen, taking on commanding and powerful roles that it seems only someone with his experience could do.
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Fork yes! Ted Danson extends his own Emmy record with his lucky 13th Best Comedy Actor nomination

Fork yes! Ted Danson extends his own Emmy record with his lucky 13th Best Comedy Actor nomination
Ted Danson nabbed his lucky 13th Emmy nomination in Best Comedy Actor on Tuesday and second in a row for “The Good Place.” But even more good news? He’s now extended his own record for most nominations in the category.

Danson set the record himself last year when he pulled ahead with his 12th bid. He was previously tied at 11 with Alan Alda and Kelsey Grammer for 14 years. Alda achieved 11th heaven first, getting shortlisted for all 11 seasons of “M*A*S*H,” winning in 1974 and 1982. Danson then went 11 for 11 for playing our favorite bartender Sam Malone, on “Cheers,” taking home the award in 1990 and ’93.

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Grammer also received 11 nominations for playing one character, Dr. Frasier Crane, but only 10 of them were for “Frasier,” as he was snubbed in 2003. His 11th bid was for his guest appearance as Frasier in
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10 Mel Brooks Jokes Modern Audiences Wouldn't Understand

Without Mel Brooks, comedy simply wouldn't be the same. His works turned low-brow humor and vulgarity into sophisticated art. From the early years growing up in Brooklyn, Mel always had a knack for making people laugh. He also had a penchant for music, having worked as a drummer in his teens. After serving in the Us army disarming landmines during World War II, he took on comedy full time, working in clubs and an occasional radio stint before becoming a writer on Your Show of Shows. Then, he created the slapstick spy comedy series Get Smart.

It wasn't long after that when he wrote and directed The Producers, a comedy about two men trying to get rich from creating the worst, most offensive Broadway musical ever made. It was a bold, daring, and risky form of comedy, but audiences embraced it and Brooks even won an academy award for Best Original Screenplay.
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Stx Pulling Dave Bautista's 'My Spy' From August Release Calendar

At the 11th hour, STXfilms is pulling the Dave Bautista action-comedy My Spy from its August release calendar, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The pic had been set to open Aug. 23 in theaters.

While Stx had no official comment, insiders say the movie could benefit from instead launching in early 2020, further away from the Fox comedy Stuber, which co-stars Bautista and opens this weekend.

Nevertheless, the shift comes at a time of tumult for Stx, which has suffered a string of box office misses — most notably, the in-house production Ugly Dolls.

Directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart), My Spy stars Bautista as ...
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Mel Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘The Producers’

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Mel Brooks movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘The Producers’
Mel Brooks celebrates his 93rd birthday on June 28, 2019. One of only 15 people to win the Egot, the legendary funnyman has excelled on the big screen, the stage and television. But it’s his movies that have made him a household name. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

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Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Brooks got his start as a writer for Sid Caesar on “Your Show of Shows,” working alongside Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Danny Simon and Mel Tolkin. He then moved onto “Caesar’s Hour,” which added Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart to the writing team. The show brought Brooks three consecutive Emmy nominations (1956-1958), and he won his first prize for co-writing the 1967 reunion special. In 1965, he co-created the spy comedy “Get Smart” with Buck Henry, which brought him
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Mel Brooks movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Mel Brooks movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Mel Brooks celebrates his 93rd birthday on June 28, 2019. One of only 15 people to win the Egot, the legendary funnyman has excelled on the big screen, the stage and television. But it’s his movies that have made him a household name. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Brooks got his start as a writer for Sid Caesar on “Your Show of Shows,” working alongside Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, Danny Simon and Mel Tolkin. He then moved onto “Caesar’s Hour,” which added Woody Allen and Larry Gelbart to the writing team. The show brought Brooks three consecutive Emmy nominations (1956-1958), and he won his first prize for co-writing the 1967 reunion special. In 1965, he co-created the spy comedy “Get Smart” with Buck Henry, which brought him another Emmy bid for writing
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What We Do in the Shadows Episode 10 Review: Ancestry

What We Do in the Shadows season 10 ends on a very satisfying, almost-cliffhanger in its best episode, "Ancestry."

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This What We Do in the Shadows review contains spoilers.

What We Do in the Shadows Episode 10

What We Do in the Shadows, season 1 finale, "Ancestry," ends on a note of true menace under the most innocent of facades. This makes for a muted, but satisfying sense of comic suspense. Because the vampires at the center of the series live in a slightly skewered reality, their sense of peril is as off-kilter as the Addams family's take on dangers would be. The Staten Island vampires are afraid of things like churches, nuns and gardening tools. Here, impending doom comes from the most unthreatening source, or at least from what the vampires have witnessed themselves.

What We Do in the Shadows season 1 finale, "Ancestry," ends on a note of true
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UK box office preview: 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' looks to shock 'Avengers: Endgame'

UK box office preview: 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' looks to shock 'Avengers: Endgame'
’Avengers: Endgame’ aims to hold top spot for third week.

Warner BrosPokémon Detective Pikachu faces a daunting task in trying to wrest the box office crown from Avengers: Endgame this weekend.

The feature is the latest instalment in the popular Japanese franchise, with Ryan Reynolds lending his voice and motion-captured face to the small rodent-like creature with powerful electrical abilities. It is the first Pokémon film to mix animation with live action.

In this story, a former Pokémon trainer Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) finds a talking Pikachu that once belong to his father, and wants to be a detective.
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Mel Brooks Coming To In Residence On Broadway

Live Nation, The Araca Group and Ebg (Entertainment Benefits Group) are pleased to announce that iconic Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Mel Brooks will take the stage on June 17 and 18 as part of the recently announced In Residence on Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

Blazing Saddles. Young Frankenstein. The Producers. Mel Brooks has created some of the most iconic comedies in film history, and he is returning to the New York stage for an exclusive two-night engagement. The actor, writer, director, and producer stars in a hilarious unscripted show combining off-the-cuff comedy, unbelievable personal stories, and film clips from some of his most memorable work in Mel Brooks On Broadway. Mel Brooks On Broadway will be a very special evening of unforgettable tales and non-stop laughter.

Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers
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What We Do in the Shadows Episode 4 Review: Manhattan Night Club

Staten Island vampires ferry into the city to meet, greet and eat old friends in Manhattan Night Club.

This What We Do in the Shadows review contains spoilers.

What We Do in the Shadows Episode 4

What We Do in the Shadows ventures off of Staten Island to visit a "Manhattan Night Club," as the title of episode 4 explains. The Sassy Cat, run by a dashing, if devious, vampire is a storied night club which has been around since the roaring twenties, catering to the more sanguine tastes of New York's night timers. It is a place where vampires can party, dance, and form alliances to crush the humans, as Nandor (Kayvan Novak) unapologetically explains.

The Staten Island vampires need allies for the New World initiative they promised Baron Afanas (Doug Jones), in various throes of passion. The scene where Laszlo marks their territory on a map, "from here to here,
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Dave Bautista Gets a 9-Year-Old Sidekick in ‘My Spy’ Trailer

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Dave Bautista Gets a 9-Year-Old Sidekick in ‘My Spy’ Trailer
Dave Bautista finds himself forced to teach spycraft to a 9-year-old girl in the first trailer for STXfilms’ comedy “My Spy.”

Bautista plays a tough-as-nails CIA operative who admits, “I’m just not that good with people, but there is one thing I’m good at,” followed by explosions and mayhem.

His superior (Ken Jeong) notes that the assignment was to gather intelligence, then adds, “but that’s kind of difficult now that you’ve killed everyone.”

Bautista is given a last chance to keep his job, and ordered to go undercover and surveil a family. But their daughter, portrayed by “Big Little Lies” actress Chloe Coleman, foils that plan by discovering the hidden cameras. She then blackmails him into teaching her how to be a spy — sealed with a pinky promise.

Coleman proves adept at the tricks of the trade, including beating a lie detector test and creating distractions,
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My Spy Trailer Teams Dave Bautista and a Little Kid for a Secret Mission

My Spy Trailer Teams Dave Bautista and a Little Kid for a Secret Mission
Dave Bautista will soon star in the upcoming action comedy movie My Spy, and the first trailer and official poster have been released. As the trailer shows, the movie seems to have more heart and humor than most action movies starring Bautista typically would. From Peter Segal, the director of Get Smart, the movie pairs Bautista with child actress Chloe Coleman in a story where the former teaches the latter how to become a spy. While we've seen Bautista excel in action movies before, what gives My Spy an edge is its wit and charm, both of which are put on display in the new movie trailer.

In My Spy, Dave Bautista plays Jj, a "hardened CIA operative" who is demoted following a botched operation. His next assignment is to go undercover to surveil the family of 9-year-old Sophie (Coleman), which is something Jj is not exactly thrilled about. Sophie
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Dave Bautista Babysits a 9-Year-Old in Family Comedy ‘My Spy’ Trailer (Video)

Dave Bautista Babysits a 9-Year-Old in Family Comedy ‘My Spy’ Trailer (Video)
If you’re a rising action star, it’s a rule that at some point you have to do a family comedy as a hardened spy, cop or tough guy forced to look after a little kid. Arnold Schwarzenegger had his turn with “Kindergarten Cop,” Dwayne Johnson had his “Tooth Fairy,” and Jackie Chan had “The Spy Next Door.”

Now it’s Dave Bautista’s turn with “My Spy,” and though it’s an old genre trope, the first trailer for this film as released at CinemaCon is unexpectedly cute.

In the Stx Entertainment family comedy directed by Peter Segal, Bautista is a CIA agent who has to prove himself in order to save his job, only to be made by a nine-year-old named Sophie (Chloe Coleman). She cuts a deal with him to help make her tough and teach her spy stuff, like how to walk away without looking
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Fun Trailer for Dave Bautista's New Action-Comedy My Spy

Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has a new film coming out that looks like it will deliver some action-packed comedic entertainment. The movie is called My Spy, and it’s coming from Stx Films.

The film follows a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) “who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl (Chloe Coleman), having been sent undercover to surveil her family.”

Bautista is becoming a big action star, and like every other action star before him, he is now going to star in an action family comedy. I guess this is a rite of passage for action stars!? My Spy does look like it will deliver some solidly fun entertainment, though.

The film is being directed by Peter Segal from a script written by Jon and Erich Hoeber (Red, Battleship,The Meg).

The movie is scheduled to hit theaters later this year.
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Ted Danson is in a ‘Good Place’ to extend his own Emmy record that he just set last year

Ted Danson is in a ‘Good Place’ to extend his own Emmy record that he just set last year
Ted Danson made Emmy history last year when he set a record for the most Best Comedy Actor nominations with his 12th bid in the category, for “The Good Place.” And now he can put even more distance between himself and the also-rans with his lucky 13th nomination.

Danson is in third place in our Best Comedy Actor odds, trailing defending champ Bill Hader (“Barry”) and Golden Globe champ Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”). He’s ahead of Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), Jim Carrey (“Kidding”) and Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”). Danson’s nomination last year was a surprise, as he was in eighth place in our odds after the Emmys completely snubbed “The Good Place” the year prior, but his and Maya Rudolph‘s guest bid helped the beloved afterlife comedy break through in a major way. (“The Good Place” is currently in fifth place in our Best Comedy Series predictions.
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