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Will Arnett and Mike Myers on Reinventing ‘The Gong Show’ With a Cheeky, Secret Character — Turn It On Podcast

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Will Arnett and Mike Myers on Reinventing ‘The Gong Show’ With a Cheeky, Secret Character — Turn It On Podcast
Will Arnett and Mike Myers credit their Canadian roots for their love of the eccentric talent series “The Gong Show.” “In Canada, we didn’t have as many TV stations, and cable came slowly,” said Arnett, who executive produces the ABC revival, now in its second season. “I think Canadians appreciated the absurdity of it.”

Added Myers: “It’s outsider art, because we’re an outsider country. I loved ‘The Gong Show,” I thought it was hilarious. It felt like punk rock to me.”

Under his development deal at Sony Pictures TV, Arnett was looking at a list of franchises the studio owned and we ripe for a revival. When he came across “The Gong Show,” he thought Myers might have some fun with it. He just didn’t know what.

“It was like an open [offer], who knows what he would do,” Arnett said. “If you could get Mike to do it,
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Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career

Freddy Krueger Launched Dead Ant Star Tom Arnold's Movie Career
The Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has helped launch many a film career in Hollywood, including Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, and Kelly Rowland, just to name a few. But none more notorious perhaps than the career of Tom Arnold. Halloween is almost here which means when we had the chance to speak with Tom Arnold about the new horror comedy Dead Ant, we couldn't resist the chance to get in a question about his relationship with MovieWeb's favorite horror movie killer Freddy Krueger.

The 58 year old actor and comedian, who earned an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance thanks to his supporting role in Arnold Schwarzenegger's True Lies, made his film debut in Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, the supposed finale of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, which arrived in September 1991.

It was the height of tabloid fame for Arnold and his then wife, Roseanne Barr,
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Mike Myers Hosting ‘Gong Show’ Revival In Heavy Prosthetic Make-Up As Fake British Comedian

Well, it took ’til the very end, but the strangest story of the week has just arrived, and that’s in a week when it was revealed that Will Smith was on the Cannes jury, and that Fyre Festival thing. It’s a while since we’ve seen much of Mike Myers: the Canadian superstar comedian’s two main franchises, “Shrek” and “Austin Powers,” lie dormant, and Myers hasn’t actually appeared on screen since his cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” in 2009, although he did direct 2013’s documentary “Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon.”

But something of a comeback may be on the way: Myers has been talking about a possible fourth “Austin Powers” film this week to mark the film’s 20th anniversary; he’s starring with Margot Robbie and Simon Pegg in crime thriller “Terminal”; and today, Myers sort-of completes a return to the spotlight in the strangest,
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‘After Spring’: Jon Stewart-Produced Syrian Refugee Docu To Debut On Starz

After Spring, the critically praised documentary about the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, executive produced by Jon Stewart and Chris McShane, will debut Friday, February 10 at 9 Pm on Starz. The film is available beginning today for Starz subscribers on the Starz app and Starz On Demand. Directed/produced by Steph Ching (Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon) and Ellen Martinez (Tested), the documentary film tells the heartbreaking and inspiring personal stories of Syrian…
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

Academy Award-winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens will be honored with the “Hollywood Documentary Award” for National Geographic’s “Before the Flood” at the 20th Annual “Hollywood Film Awards® Presented by Virginia Black.” In the film, director and producer Stevens follows DiCaprio, who also executive produces, as he travels to five continents and the Arctic to gain a deeper understanding of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. The awards ceremony, celebrating its 20th anniversary as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden, and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 6, 2016. The Hollywood Film Awards honors some of the most acclaimed films and actors, as well as previews highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year. Additional artists are also honored in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing,
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Top 50 modern movie documentaries

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50 fabulous documentary films, covering hard politics through to music, money and films that never were...

Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, we’ve never had better access to documentaries. A whole new audience can discover that these real life stories are just as thrilling, entertaining, and incredible as the latest big-budget blockbuster. What’s more, they’re all true too. But with a new found glut of them comes the ever more impossible choice, what’s worth your time? Below is my pick of the 50 best modern feature length documentaries.

I’ve defined modern as being from 2000 onwards, which means some of the greatest documentaries ever made will not feature here. I’m looking at you Hoop Dreams.

50. McConkey (2013)

d. Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney, Murray Wais, Steve Winter, David Zieff

Shane McConkey was an extreme skier and Base jumper who lived life on the edge, and very much to the full.
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CBS Drops the Hollywood Film Awards: Delivered 4.1 million viewers

The Live Inaugural Hollywood Film Awards Television Broadcast Aired Nov. 14, 2014 on CBS. 2014 honorees included some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Eddie Redmayne, Jean-Marc Vallée, Julianne Moore, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Mike Myers, Chris Rock and many more. “The first mandatory stop … in the awards season” – New York Times “The Hollywood Film Awards has become a pre-Oscar showcase” – Los Angeles Times “The Race Is On! The Hollywood Awards Launch the Push toward Oscar” – Associated Press Who: Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winner Michael Keaton, presented by Geena Davis; Hollywood Film Award winner “Gone Girl,” accepted by Ben Affleck, presented by Ron Howard; Hollywood Director Award winner Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Robert Pattinson; Hollywood Actor Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Amy Adams
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2015 Razzie Nominees Honor — Yes, Honor — Keanu Reeves, Kristen Stewart and Others

After 35 years, it’s time for the Razzies to apologize. The annual occasion to dishonor the worst in movies has long been criticized for itself being one of the worst things to happen to cinema. They crap on easy targets more than they serve a good cause, and the majority of their nominees in recognition of awful filmmaking and performances in 2014 proves little exception. There’s another Transformers movie, another Adam Sandler movie, another movie starring someone from Twilight, and it’s mostly the same handful of titles represented in each category. Transformers: Age of Extinction tops with seven nominations and Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules got six, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got five, A Million Ways to Die in the West got four and each with three are Left Behind, Sex Tape, The Expendables 3 and Blended. The apology, however, comes in the form of a new Golden Raspberry category for past Razzie nominees
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Mike Myers signs a two year first look deal with HBO

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While he hasn't turned in a box office hit as an actor in several years, Mike Myers proved himself an adept filmmaker with last year's documentary Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon. Now, Myers has entered into a new deal with HBO that should give him a creative forum to make more interesting projects. Deadline reports that the deal is an overall agreement between Myers and the cable network over the next two years. HBO president Michael Lombardo issued this statement about the deal....
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Scott Feinberg’s Top 10 Films of 2014

By Scott Feinberg

The Hollywood Reporter

With just hours remaining in 2014, I wanted to document for myself — and share with you — the films that I enjoyed the most this year. I have seen hundreds of titles — on the big screen and on screeners, at festivals and at multiplexes — among them all of the top Oscar contenders, up to and including every film on the documentary and foreign language film shortlists. In other words, I have done my best to be well-versed in what’s out there — but, needless to say, no list of this sort is anything but a subjective exercise for anyone.

It pains me that I do not have room to acknowledge, on the list itself, more of 2014’s extraordinary films (i.e. the 12-year project Boyhood, the acting showcases Birdman and The Imitation Game, the timely Selma and films both profound and moving, such as Citizenfour, Finding Vivian Maier and Leviathan,
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'Birdman' leads 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations

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'Birdman' leads 2014 Phoenix Film Critics Society nominations
Finally "Boyhood" gets trumped, though just barely. Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" was the nominations hog with the Phoenix crowd with 10 mentions. But Richard Linklater's opus was just a few steps behind with eight. Also with eight nominations was "Gone Girl," which picked up refreshing recognition in the Best Supporting Actress arena for Carrie Coon. "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Into the Woods" and "The Theory of Everything" picked up seven nods apiece. Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be announced on Dec. 16. And keep track of the season at The Circuit! Best Picture "Birdman" "Boyhood" "Gone Girl" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Guardians of the Galaxy" "The Imitation Game" "The Lego Movie" "A Most Violent Year" "The Theory of Everything" "Whiplash" Best Director Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Damien Chazelle, "Whiplash" David Fincher, "Gone Girl" Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman" Richard Linklater, "Boyhood" Best Actor in a Leading Role Bradley Cooper,
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Tom Arnold Signs With ICM Partners

Tom Arnold Signs With ICM Partners
Exclusive: Actor and comedian Tom Arnold has signed with ICM Partners following the closure of upstart agency Resolution. The move reunites Arnold with John Burnham, the former William Morris agent who landed the actor a role in his first film, 1992’s Hero, and put him in front of James Cameron who cast him opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies. Arnold can be seen in Mike Myers’ documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon. He’s currently filming Yahoo’s comedy series Sin City Saints with Andrew Santino and Malin Akerman and has indie drama Any Day with Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, and Kate Walsh coming up along with a role in Chevy Chase’s holiday film Shelby.

The onetime Roseanne actor still tours with his stand-up act and hosts Cmt’s My Big Redneck TV franchise. Early career highlights include Nine Months, McHale’s Navy, The Stupids, and a memorable
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Johnny Depp on His Recent Critical Flops: I Just Don't Give a F*ck

Johnny Depp on His Recent Critical Flops: I Just Don't Give a F*ck
Though a few of Johnny Depp's most recent films -- The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Transcendence, Dark Shadows -- have not exactly been critical and box office successes, the actor has gotten to a place in his career where the critics don't bother him.

In a new interview with Details magazine, Depp gets especially blunt about his questionable choice of films.

"As Marlon once so beautifully f*cking said to me, life is a birdsong. That's stuck with me," he says, quoting his mentor, the legendary actor Marlon Brando. "What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn't give a f*ck."

Photos: Johnny Depp's 10 Greatest Roles

At 51 years old, Depp says he has finally reached that place.

"First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work," he reflects. "Then you get to where you care so f*cking
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Screening Photos

We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 Napa Film Festival – ‘Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon’ Screening . Guests included Mike Myers, Marc Lhormer, Brenda Lhormer and Shep Gordon, Shep Gordon and Mike Myers, Willie Brown and Shep Gordon. Photos are copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos. Mike Myers attending the 2014 Napa Film Festival for the “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” Screening at the Uptown Theatre in Napa, CA, USA. Photo is copyright by Jonathan Shensa / PR Photos.
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What Was with Johnny Depp’s Bizarre Hollywood Film Awards Speech?

The crew behind the Hollywood Film Awards may be regretting the decision to televise the ceremony this year after Johnny Depp‘s bizarre speech. The actor stole headlines by awkwardly slurring and cursing his way through presenting the documentary award for Mike MyersSupermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

While everyone stopped to scratch their heads, you have to admit that this is all amazing. As the ridiculously talented and accomplished actor he is, it’s cool that Depp clearly gives zero fucks. Why should he?

Kudos to you if you make it through 2:34 of him wrangling the microphone, swaying, and having trouble reading the teleprompter. No one really knows if he was drunk, high, a combination, or none of the above. Regardless of being cut off on stage, it looks like Depp had a grand old time. High five to Johnny Depp.

[Photo Credit: CBS]
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What Was with Johnny Depp’s Bizarre Hollywood Film Awards Speech?

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The crew behind the Hollywood Film Awards may be regretting the decision to televise the ceremony this year after Johnny Depp‘s bizarre speech. The actor stole headlines by awkwardly slurring and cursing his way through presenting the documentary award for Mike MyersSupermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.

While everyone stopped to scratch their heads, you have to admit that this is all amazing. As the ridiculously talented and accomplished actor he is, it’s cool that Depp clearly gives zero fucks. Why should he?

Kudos to you if you make it through 2:34 of him wrangling the microphone, swaying, and having trouble reading the teleprompter. No one really knows if he was drunk, high, a combination, or none of the above. Regardless of being cut off on stage, it looks like Depp had a grand old time. High five to Johnny Depp.

[Photo Credit: CBS]
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Johnny Depp’s Speech Didn’t Go Very Well Video

The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.The evening was hosted by Queen Latifah. It was also where Johnny Depp, 51, presented the documentary award for Mike Myers’ “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.”Depp appeared to be more like his famous character Jack Sparrow with a less than lucid speech. At the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, the 51-year-old actor presented the documentary award for Mike Myers’ “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.”On stage, Depp began saying, “That’s […]
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Winners: Hollywood Film Awards 2014

Hollywood Film Awards: What Went Down and Why It Mattered Host Queen Latifah, and Hollywood Career Achievement Award winner Michael Keaton, presented by Geena Davis; Hollywood Film Award winner “Gone Girl,” accepted by Ben Affleck, presented by Ron Howard; Hollywood Director Award winner Morten Tyldum for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Robert Pattinson; Hollywood Actor Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Amy Adams; Hollywood Actress Award winner Julianne Moore for “Still Alice,” presented by Kristen Stewart; Hollywood Supporting Actor Award winner Robert Duvall for “The Judge,” presented by Robert Downey Jr.; Hollywood Supporting Actress Award winner Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” presented by Christoph Waltz; Hollywood Ensemble Award winner “Foxcatcher” cast (Steve Carell, Channing Tatum), presented by Jonah Hill; Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award winner Shailene Woodley for “The Fault in Our Stars,” presented by Laura Dern; Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award winner Eddie Redmayne
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Hollywood Awards results announced by Jennie Kermode - 2014-11-15 19:21:48

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game and Gone Girl were the big winners at this year's Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles, the first big event in the awards calendar and the place where Oscar-related speculation begins. Despite a distracting turn from a drunken Johnny Depp, the stars were smiling at a show that boded well for British talent, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Jack O'Connell all receiving praise for their acting.

Those awards in full:-

Best Film

Gone Girl

Best Director

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Best Actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actress

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, The Judge

Ensemble Award

Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher

Breakout Performance Actress

Shailene Woodley, The Fault In Our Stars

Breakout Performance Actor

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Breakthrough Director

Jean-Marc Vallée, Wild

New
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Johnny Depp Slurs His Way Through the Hollywood Film Awards

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Johnny Depp Slurs His Way Through the Hollywood Film Awards
No one watched the first live broadcast of the Hollywood Awards on CBS last night. So it's a good thing the event was recorded so that we could enjoy the slurring, stumbling speech Johnny Depp gave there. Depp was on hand to introduce the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon when he tottered to the microphone, commenting, "That's the weirdest microphone I ever saw in my life." (Depp, with disheveled, bleached hair and sunglasses, seems to again be channeling Captain Jack Sparrow.) "It's one of those nights," he remarks. Meanwhile, Shep Gordon and the rest of the audience looks on amused.
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