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Wed 19:34  Paul D’Amato, Tim ‘Dr. Hook’ McCracken in ‘Slap Shot,’ Dies at 76
Paul D’Amato, best known for playing Tim “Dr. Hook” McCracken in hockey comedy “Slap Shot,” died after a four-year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disease, on Monday in East Brookfield, Mass. He was 76. “Slap Shot” co-star Steve Carlson confirmed the news in a post on X. “RIP Paul D’Amato,” he wrote. […]
Wed 19:30  Podcaster Bobbi Althoff Explains Her Deadpan Persona and Those ‘Nepo Baby’ Accusations: ‘I Work Hard
Bobbi Althoff feels misunderstood.  That’s why when we talk on the phone about the second season of “The Really Good” podcast, which has so far featured interviews with Bobby Lee, Michael Cera and Wiz Khalifa. She’s eager to clear the air. She’s not a “nepo baby” or “industry plant.” She doesn’t hate everyone she interviews. And, […]
Wed 19:15  Osage Singer Scott George on His Oscar-Nominated ‘Flower Moon’ Song: ‘I’m Asking My People to Stand
The Oscar-nominated song “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” by Scott George has a deep meaning. The lyrics, sung in Osage, invite listeners to stand up, be tall and be proud. “We’re still here after all of that,” George says. What George is referring to is the true story of the Osage murders and tragedy […]
Wed 19:00  Piper Perabo Joins Daniel Dae Kim Amazon Spy Series ‘Butterfly’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Piper Perabo has been cast in the upcoming Amazon Prime Video spy series “Butterfly,” Variety has learned exclusively. Perabo joins previously announced series lead Daniel Dae Kim in the series along with cast members Reina Hardesty, Park Hae-soo, Kim Tae-hee, and Nayoon Kim. The show was originally ordered to series in May 2023 with a […]
Wed 19:00  ‘Oppenheimer’ Surpasses ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ as Peacock’s Biggest Ever Launch for a Pay-One Fil
“Oppenheimer” has achieved the most-watched launch for a pay-one film in Peacock’s history. That puts it ahead of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which previously held the record for highest opening weekend viewership among films that landed on the streamer through its pay-one deal with Universal Pictures. An exact number of viewers, however, was not […]
Wed 18:59  ‘Rust’ Manslaughter Trial Begins With Juror Screening on Media Coverage
SANTA FE, N.M. — Jury selection got underway on Wednesday in the trial of Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 fatal accident on the set of “Rust.” Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer began the questioning by asking the pool of 70 potential jurors to raise their hands if they […]
Wed 18:55  Shipwrecks, Cannibalism and the Avett Brothers: Why ‘Swept Away’s’ Next Stop Could Be Broadway
Four whalers are set adrift after a violent storm sinks their ship. Lost at sea, exposed to the elements and on the brink of starvation, the men must make horrifying decisions in their struggle to survive. Cannibalism may or may not be on the menu. That grim setup doesn’t scream Broadway musical!  But that’s exactly […]
Wed 18:44  Amazon Denies Report Saying Freevee Is Shutting Down
Freevee isn’t going away, Amazon says. With Amazon’s Prime Video launch of ads by default last month, rumors and speculation have heated up that the tech giant would no longer have a strategic need for Freevee — its free, ad-supported streaming service that is separate from Prime Video. A Feb. 21 report by Adweek, citing […]
Wed 18:41  ‘Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent’ Offers Compelling Canadian Spin to Familiar Franchise: TV Rev
“Law & Order Toronto: Criminal Intent” may be the biggest original TV series premiere Canada has ever had. That means, when that famous “dun-dun” opens the series on Feb. 22 via Citytv, the pressure is on. It’s notoriously hard to get a show greenlit in Canada. Funding challenges, market size and competition from U.S. acquisitions […]
Wed 18:34  ‘Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger’ Review: Martin Scorsese Sends a Valentine to
For any film lovers who grew up on, generationally depending, the cinema of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, or the essential ’90s cinephile primer “A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies” — or both, as for this writer — “Made in England: The Films of Powell and Pressburger” arrives as an unmitigated treat. […]
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