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Newhart: Legendary Last Episode Finally Released on DVD

This isn't a dream. The final season of Newhart has finally been released on DVD.The classic CBS sitcom starred Bob Newhart and Mary Frann as a married couple who own and operate an inn in a small Vermont town. The cast also included Jennifer Holmes, Julia Duffy, Tom Poston, Steven Kampmann, and Peter Scolari. The series ran for eight seasons before ending in 1990.Read More…
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Wgaw To Honor The Late Harold Ramis With Screen Laurel Award

Wgaw To Honor The Late Harold Ramis With Screen Laurel Award
The Writers Guild of America, West has chosen late screenwriter-director-actor-producer Harold Ramis to receive its Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, awarded to a Writers Guild member who has advanced the literature of motion pictures and made outstanding contributions to the profession of the screenwriter. Erica Mann Ramis and family will accept the award on Ramis’ behalf at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, February 14. Harold Ramis passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 69. From today’s announcement:

Harold Ramis changed the face of comedy. His death last year deprived us of his unique way of seeing the world, at once hilarious and wise. From his early work with National Lampoon and Sctv through Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters, Ramis’ voice was strong, clear, outrageous in all the best ways. His unrealized projects – an adaptation of Confederacy of Dunces, a biopic about Emma Goldman – leave us aching with
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Buzz Kill Movie Review

Title: Buzz Kill Director: Steven Kampmann (‘Stealing Home’) Starring: Daniel Raymont (TV’s ‘The Naked Brothers Band,’ ‘Smash’), Krysten Ritter (TV’s ‘Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23′) and Darrell Hammond People sometimes take drastic measure when trying to achieve their dreams, and surprisingly, through twists of fate, the acts can actually pay off. The new independent comedy ‘Buzz Kill,’ directed and co-written by actor Steven Kampmann, amusingly shows the extreme measure people take to carry out their professional goals. While those around down-on-his-luck Ray Wyatt view him as being immature and refusing to grow up, Ray thinks of himself as staying true to his dreams. ‘Buzz Kill’ follows Ray (played...
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Interview: Daniel Raymont Talks Buzzkill and Smash

Interview: Daniel Raymont Talks Buzzkill and Smash
Read our exclusive interview with actor Daniel Raymont, who plays struggling writer Ray Wyatt in the new comedy ‘Buzzkill.’ The film, which was directed and co-written by Steven Kampmann, follows Ray as he becomes upset that his girlfriend, Sara (played by Reiko Aylesworth), wants him to grow up; his landlord wants him to pay his rent; and his girl on the side, Nicole (portrayed by Krysten Ritter), wants him to loosen up. Deciding that he’s finished with life, he hits the road. Ray’s life changes when he meets the notorious serial killer known as the “Karaoke Killer” (played by Darrell Hammond). After stealing Ray’s car and manuscript, the Karaoke Killer...
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: BuzzKill

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 14, 2012

Price: DVD $24.99, Blu-ray $24.99

Studio: Indican

Krysten Ritter and Daniel Raymont drive each other crazy in BuzzKill.

Daniel Raymont (Bride Wars), Krysten Ritter (She Out of My League) and Darrell Hammond (TV’s Saturday Night Live) star in the 2010 independent dark comedy film BuzzKill.

In the movie, Raymont plays Ray, who, between his professional and personal problems, which include a girlfriend who wants him to grow up (Reiko Aylesworth, TV’s Hawaii Five-o) and a girl-toy (Ritter) who wants him to loosen up, decides he’s finished with life. Just as he’s about to give up, Ray becomes famous when a notorious serial killer, named the “Karaoke-Killer,” steals his car and latest book. Fame and fortune are suddenly at Ray’s door-step … but no one can find him.

Directed and co-written by Steve Kampmann (Stealing Home), BuzzKill is presented by the renowned Second City comedy troupe,
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2010 Portland Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 6th annual Portland Underground Film Festival is ready to once again take over the historic Clinton St. Theater for four straight nights of demented and deranged movies on June 10-13.

The big highlight of the event — from Bad Lit’s perspective — is the closing night film: The touching and heartwarming story of a man who became a beloved alien, clown and, most importantly, a vampire. That’s right, it’s Every Other Day Is Halloween, the documentary portrait of Dick Dyzel, who transformed himself into Bozo, Captain 20 and Count Gore DeVol on local Washington, D.C. TV.

As for the rest of the fest, there’s the always popular “Bike Porn” short film program; the made-in-Oregon feature The Corners; the Jaws documentary The Shark Is Still Working and more. Plus, don’t miss the short film program that includes Spree All the Way to Mexico, made by one of
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