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Amazon Prime Video in September: Everything Coming, Including ‘Transparent’ Musical Finale

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Amazon Prime Video in September: Everything Coming, Including ‘Transparent’ Musical Finale
Amazon is out with its list of new additions coming to Prime Video next month, and you’ll want to mark your calendar for the epic musical finale of “Transparent,” coming Sept. 27.

Chris Tall Presents…” — the first unscripted German Amazon Original which features six episodes of the comedian performing stand-up and introducing his friends as guests — will premiere at a date still to be determined. The same is the case for “Family Man,” a new Amazon Original series which, according to the streaming giant, tells the story of a middle-class man who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency.

Other Prime Originals include the first seasons of “El Corazón de Sergio Ramos,” about the Spanish soccer player, and the animated series “Undone.” “Rango,” “Legally Blonde” and “Saturday Night Fever” are among some of the already released movies that will now be available on Prime.
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in December 2018

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several of its original shows will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in December, including the second season of the Emmy-winning comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and the lavish costume drama “Vanity Fair.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video including those featuring Oscar-winning turns by Kevin Kline (“A Fish Called Wanda”) and Timothy Hutton (“Ordinary People”).

Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of December. News of these is detailed at the bottom of this post.

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in December

Available December 1

A Clockwork Orange

A Fish Called Wanda

A Fistful of Dollars (Per
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R.I.P. Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917 – 2016)

Hungarian-born actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has passed away aged 99, having suffered a heart attack at her home after several years of illness.

Known for her nine marriages and her glamorous, larger than life celebrity persona as much as her acting work, the former beauty queen enjoyed moderate success on the big screen, appearing in films such as Moulin Rogue, We’re Not Married!, Lili , Queen of Outer Space and Touch of Evil during the 1950s.

She would also guest star on a host of TV programmes from the 1950s through to the 1980s, including a role in the Batman TV series, where she portrayed the villainess Minerva. In later years, she would make cameo appearances in the likes of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Beverley Hillbillies, and A Very Brady Sequel, which proved to be her final on screen credit.
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The Naked Gun's timeless buffoonery

We take a look back at 1988's The Naked Gun, its timeless brand of comedy, and Leslie Nielsen's superb performance...

Detective Frank Drebin's outside his Los Angeles police precinct, squeezing off shots into the receding backside of his own car.

How this came to happen almost defies description. Having driven his Ford Crown Victoria into a couple of bins outside the building, Drebin stumbles out, seemingly oblivious to the airbags going off inside. One airbag knocks the car into drive and off the vehicle goes, almost running Drebin over as it rumbles downhill.

As an orchestrated bit of comedy cinema, it's the knockabout equivalent of the famous scene in The Untouchables, where Brian De Palma expertly wrings every drop of suspense from a pram thudding down a flight of stairs at a train station.

On the spur of the moment, Drebin comes to the conclusion that there's a criminal
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Big Bet -- Supercut Hightlights Gambling On Film

Just the other day, Joey published his review of Mississippi Grind, a gambling film that debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. He seemed to enjoy the movie, and I know he'd get a kick out of this supercut from MovieClips of gambling on film since that's one of his favorite genres. Seeing this makes me want to watch Rounders again. Here's the list of films featured in the supercut:

48 hrs.

Anchorman 2

Blue Chips

Cheap Thrills

Cruel Intentions

Dirty Work

Don’t Be A Menace in South Central While Drinking the Juice in the Hood

Dr. No

Fast Five

Four Rooms

Indecent Proposal

Lost in America

Margot at the Wedding

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

Passenger 57

Rounders

Sanctum

She’s All That

Some Kind of Wonderful

Superman II

Swingers

The Gambler

The Sting

The Wood

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

H/T: LaughingSquid
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Ed Helms to star as Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun reboot

Ed Helms is set to step into the shoes of Leslie Nielsen as Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant Police Squad, with Variety revealing that Paramount has cast The Hangover and We're the Millers star in a reboot of the 80s comedy classic The Naked Gun. The project is being written by Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant (Night at the Museum) as is described as "a new spin on the Drebin character."

Created by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, Frank Drebin made his debut in the 1982 series Police Squad!, with Nielsen then going on to star in the feature films The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult between 1988 and 1991, with the trilogy grossing over $275 million at the box-office.

Do you have any interest in seeing Helms as Frank Drebin? Let us know in the comments below.
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Naked Gun reboot unveils star Ed Helms

The Hangover star is to take on the role of the bumbling detective following the death of Leslie Nielsen in 2010

"Cheer up," Frank Drebin advised someone in Naked Gun 33⅓. "This is not goodbye. It's just I won't ever see you again."

Following Leslie Nielsen's death in 2010, the odds lengthened on the possibility of a return to the big screen for the bumbling cop, but Variety reports that Hangover star Ed Helms has signed on to take over the role in a franchise reboot first mooted earlier this year.

Writers Thomas Lennon and R Ben Garant - who also wrote the upcoming Baywatch for Paramount - will inherit screenplay duties from the Zucker brothers.

Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker created the character in 1982, for the spoof TV show Police Squad!. The three movies - The Naked Gun (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun
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Naked Gun reboot unveils star Ed Helms

The Hangover star is to take on the role of the bumbling detective following the death of Leslie Nielsen in 2010

"Cheer up," Frank Drebin advised someone in Naked Gun 33⅓. "This is not goodbye. It's just I won't ever see you again."

Following Leslie Nielsen's death in 2010, the odds lengthened on the possibility of a return to the big screen for the bumbling cop, but Variety reports that Hangover star Ed Helms has signed on to take over the role in a franchise reboot first mooted earlier this year.

Writers Thomas Lennon and R Ben Garant - who also wrote the upcoming Baywatch for Paramount - will inherit screenplay duties from the Zucker brothers.

Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker created the character in 1982, for the spoof TV show Police Squad!. The three movies - The Naked Gun (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun
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The Naked Gun reboot to star The Hangover's Ed Helms

The Naked Gun reboot to star The Hangover's Ed Helms
The Naked Gun will be rebooted with Ed Helms taking on the role of Detective Frank Drebin.

Night at the Museum screenwriters Thomas Lennon and R Ben Garant are behind the new movie, which will be released by Paramount.

News of the Naked Gun reboot was broken by Variety.

Leslie Nielsen originally played the Drebin character in the short-lived TV series Police Squad!, and the character made the leap to the big screen in the 1988 movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Video: Watch a classic scene from 'The Naked Gun'

Two sequels - The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult - followed and the series made $350 million at the worldwide box office.

Helms is best known for playing The Office's Andy Bernard and Stu from The Hangover trilogy.

The actor recently starred in We're the Millers and
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)

1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.

Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.

Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)

1. Scrunchies

2. "The Wild Thornberries"

3. Dawson and Joey

4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"

5. Mr. Feeny

7. MTV playing music videos

8. Snick

9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"

10. Levar Burton

11. "Daria"

12. "Arthur"

13. "The Powerpuff Girls"

14. "Smart Guy"

15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings

16. "The X-Files"

17. Rosie O'Donnell

18. Bill Nye

19. "Dawson's Creek"

20. The Mighty Ducks"

21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"

22. Cornholio

23. Rachel Green

24. Tim Allen

25. "All That"

26. "Beverly Hills 90210"

27. "Step by Step"

28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"

29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"

30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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R.I.P. Richard Griffiths (1947-2013)

Veteran British character actor Richard Griffiths passed away yesterday March 28th aged 65, after suffering complications following heart surgery. Best known for his role as Harry Potter's uncle Vernon Dursley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film series, Griffith enjoyed a long and distinguished career on both the stage and screen, winning a host of accolades including a Tony Award for his work in the play The History Boys, as well a BAFTA Award nomination for Leading Actor for the 2006 film adaptation.

Born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1947, Griffiths began his career treading the boards with the Royal Shakespeare Company before making his feature film debut in 1975's It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Minor roles in the likes of Superman II, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Chariots of Fire and Ghandi soon followed in the early 80s, which also saw him making the transition to television, appearing in the lead in the BBC's 1982 techno-thriller TV series Bird of Prey.
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Rip 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths

While modern audiences will remember Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter franchise, the 65 year-old actor was also one the most highly respected stage actors of his generation. He passed away on March 28th following complications from heart surgery.

While stage work was where he learned his craft, he made the successful transition in the early 1970s into television. In the early 80’s he began a string of supporting roles in films like Gorky Park, but it was his role in the 1987 cult film Withnail and I, where he played lecherous Uncle Monty that, that would bring him more recognition to a wider audience. He parlayed that into other supporting roles in Hollywood like King Ralph, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Guarding Tess and Sleepy Hollow.

In 2001, he debuted as Uncle Vernon in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a role he would reprise five more times,
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Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner Both Pass Away In Their 80s

Irvin Kershner dies at 87 years of Age!

The director of one of my favorite movies of all time has passed away today. The AP reports that Kershner, renowned for making the second Star Wars film, “The Empire Strikes Back”, has died in Los Angeles, his goddaughter Adriana Santini told the AP on Monday. He was 87 years old. Kershner, who besides the 1980 sci-fi epic also directed Sean Connery as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again” (1983) and Peter Wellerin “Robocop II” (1990), died at home after a long illness, said Santini, who lives in France. Born in Philadelphia in 1923, Kershner trained as a musician and in photography before starting making documentaries and then feature films.

Irvin was a graduate of the University of Southern California film school, and he was one of the first directors to be mentored under Roger Corman with his 1958 directorial debut Stakeout on Dope Street. Social alienation and
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Leslie Nielsen obituary

Canadian actor whose reputation was transformed by his deadpan comic persona in Airplane! and the Naked Gun series

Few people watching the career of the tall, husky and fair-haired Leslie Nielsen, who has died aged 84, could have predicted that the stolid actor who specialised in authority figures would become known as a comedy star after two and a half decades in show business. His reputation was transformed by playing Dr Rumack on board the threatened airliner in Airplane! (1980) and Frank Drebin, the hilariously inept plain-clothes cop, in three Naked Gun films.

What the writer-directors Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker saw in Nielsen, silvery grey and in his mid-50s, was his previously po-faced persona. "They spotted me for being what I really was, a closet comedian," he said. "And how lucky can you get? It's like they said to me, 'Leslie, come out and play.' Thank God for them.
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Let’s Remember Leslie Nielsen With His Funniest Quotes From ‘Airplane’ & ‘The Naked Gun!’

Leslie sadly passed away Nov. 28, but his memory will live on through these hilarious quotes!

We remember Leslie Nielson as one of Hollywood’s funniest actors, but did you know he didn’t come out of his serious persona until his mid-50s? The actor will always be known as Dr. Rumack in the 1980 classic Airplane, the break-out role that lead to years of success in comedy. Check out his top quotes from some of his most memorable and hilarious roles!

From ‘Airplane’:

Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?

Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.

Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.

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Rumack: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.

Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?

Rumack: It’s a big building with patients,
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Legendary Comedic Actor Leslie Nielsen Passes Away At 84

Leslie Nielsen, the adored television and movie comedic actor, passed away today at the age of 84 from pneumonia. Nielsen was born on February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan ,Canada. He begin his professional career as a radio disc jockey in Canada before enrolling in the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto, Canada. While attending school, he was offered a scholarship from the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, an acting school in New York. Nielson moved to New York, and later attended the renowned Actors Studio. The rest of Nielson’s career is Hollywood history. In a career spanning over six decades, Nielsen appeared in 100 films and 1,500 television shows. During the early part of his career, he was known more as a dramatic actor than a comedic one. But all that changed when he was cast in the 1980 comedy classic, Airplane, where he played Dr. Alan Rumack. Neilson’s lines, “I am serious.
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Singer Robert Goulet Dies at 73

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Actor and singer Robert Goulet, who shot to fame as Lancelot in the original Broadway production of Camelot, died Tuesday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles while awaiting a lung transplant; he was 73. A singer with matinee-idol good looks and a deep, powerful baritone, Goulet was born in Massachusetts but moved to Canada at an early age, prompting TV host Ed Sullivan to dub him the "American baritone from Canada." Though he co-hosted the Canadian TV show C.G.E. Showtime, it was when he starred opposite Richard Burton and Julie Andrews in the 1960 stage musical Camelot that he became a star, known for singing the ballad "If Ever I Would Leave You." He continued to make many television appearances, mostly on The Ed Sullivan Show and won a Grammy award as Best New Artist in 1962. Mainly a stage actor who appeared in innumerable stage productions and won a Tony award in 1968 for The Happy Time, Goulet also performed in Las Vegas and appeared in the films Underground, Atlantic City, Beetlejuice, The Naked Gun 2 1/2. In 1999, he provided the singing voice for Wheezy the Penguin in Toy Story 2, belting out the Randy Newman song "You've Got a Friend in Me." He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Vera, and a daughter and two sons from his first two marriages.

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