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In Memory of Gene Wilder: 1933-2016

Starring in some of the most iconic comedies of all time, Wilder first made a name for himself with dramatic roles on Broadway and on television.  Enter writer/director Mel Brooks with this film The Producers in 1968 to seal Wilder’s comic fate forever.  He proceeded to star in two more of Brooks’ films, Blazing Saddles […]

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Director Garry Marshall arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "New Year's Eve" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on December 5, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In Memory of Garry Marshall: 1934-2016

Garry Marshall was Hollywood’s answer to a one-man band.  He could write (which was how he got is start in the early 60s on the shows such as The Jack Paar Tonight Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Lucy Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show), direct and act.  His breakthrough came in 1970 with […]

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DVD Review: The Love Punch

Never heard of it? Well, it got a VERY small theatrical release (I’m not sure if it ever even got released on the Chicagoland area). And with stars like Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, that is surprising and sad. But, alas, that’s the business of Hollywood for you. (more…)

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