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Actress And Comedian Anne Meara, Mother Of Ben Stiller, Dies Aged 85


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Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died aged 85, her family has confirmed. An award winning performer, Meara enjoyed a six decade long career in both film and television and was the wife of comedian Jerry Stiller and the mother of actor Ben Stiller.

Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller Meara was married to comedian Jerry Stiller for 61 years.

The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday, writing that Meara is survived by her ‘husband and partner in life Jerry Stiller’. "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long.” the statement read.

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Planes: Fire And Rescue Trailer


Former cropduster plane turned racing sensation Dusty Crophopper overcame his crippling fear of heights during the events of 'Planes', but he's about to show even stronger feats of bravery in his latest escapades. Discovering that some serious damage has been done to his engine, he sadly contemplates that he may have to abandon his racing dreams. Instead, he decides on a new path: aerial firefighting. This time he teams up with Blade Ranger, a long-serving fire and rescue helicopter who's currently recruiting several crafts to take on a big job in the forest as a brutal wildfire sweeps the trees. Joining him is a group of fearless ground vehicles called The Smokejumpers, and together they work to save lives in what could be the most heroic venture of their lives. But will this be a career that Dusty decides to stick with?

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2012 Made In NY Awards At Gracie Mansion

Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor - Jerry Stiller, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Anne Meara and Amy Stiller Monday 4th June 2012 2012 Made In NY Awards at Gracie Mansion

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Ben Stiller, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

After Party For The New Cast Of The Off-Broadway Production Of 'Love, Loss And What I Wore' At B. Smith's Restaurant.

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara New York City, USA - After party for the new cast of the Off-Broadway production of 'Love, Loss and What I Wore' at B. Smith's Restaurant. Thursday 28th April 2011

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

Opening Night Of The Broadway Play 'Next Fall' At The Helen Hayes Theatre.

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara Thursday 11th March 2010 Opening night of the Broadway play 'Next Fall' at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller

Opening Night Of The Play 'Time Stands Still' At The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Outside Arrivals

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara - Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara New York City, USA - Opening night of the play 'Time Stands Still' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Outside Arrivals Thursday 28th January 2010

Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara

Opening Night Of The Broadway Play 'Race' At The Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Anne Meara Sunday 6th December 2009 Opening night of the Broadway play 'Race' at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre New York City, USA

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Jerry Stiller, Cindy Adams and Anne Meara

Judy Berlin Review


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Judy Berlin has the unmistakable characteristics of a Woody Allen film (though it's not one). Its cerebral humor, rash characters, and ensemble cast are gelled with a very Allenesque theme: that life has simply passed by the small, predominantly Jewish community of Babylon, Long Island. First time director Eric Mendelsohn, who reportedly worked with Allen on several films, shoots in black and white, and effectively paints a dreary reality for the people of the small suburb.

As the story goes, it is the second day of school and the fall is in full swing. David Gold (Aaron Harnick) has returned to his parent's home after spending time working in the film business in California. He runs into old high school classmate Judy Berlin (Edie Falco - from HBO's Oz and The Sopranos), an outspoken yet dimwitted aspiring actress on her way to Hollywood that very evening. The story follows their respective families as Judy and David spend the day reminiscing while a solar eclipse darkens the town.

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Chump Change Review


Good
Stephen Burrows directs, writes, and stars in a film about Stephen Burrows. Why is it not called Stephen Burrows? Unclear, but Chump Change is both a sometimes funny movie and a seriously disjointed mess.

Seriously, Chump Change follows Burrows' real-life adventures in Hollywood. A Wisconsin doughboy, Burrows stars in a jock itch commercial, but can't get any more work in L.A. Eventually he gets into a feud over an outburst on Wheel of Fortune, which culminates in his becoming a minor celebrity even while he has dropped out by returning to Wisconsin. Burrows encounters a cast of kooky characters -- from cliched brain-dead agents to milk-fed local girls in cow country (most memorable among them are Tim Matheson as Burrows' primary contact in L.A. and Traci Lords as his galpal back home). From one random encounter to another, Burrows celebrates his up-and-coming success as a comedy screenwriter, while making gentle fun of his quaint home town (in other words, prepare for lots of drive-by shots of Milwaukee hot dog stands).

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A Fish In The Bathtub Review


OK
Mildly funny but mostly flat, this Jerry Stiller-Anne Meara collaboration (a real life married couple) has the pair splitting up and trying to reconcile. He's difficult, she's intolerant. Their kids get caught in the middle. Just not that humorous, even though there really is a fish in the bathtub.

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The Daytrippers Review


Very Good
Not a bad little romantic comedy, with the radiant Davis tracking down her wayward husband (Tucci) from Long Island to Manhattan.

Southie Review


Bad
Rose McGowan? Thumbs up! Donnie Wahlberg? Thumbs way down. This shallow, vapid tale about a minor south Boston gang rivalry gets points for the cuties but thanks to a plot that is at turns utterly incomprehensible and breathtakingly stupid Southie is nigh unwatchable. Nice try with the Boston accents, and I'm giving Southie half a star for one of the best lines of dialogue in recent memory: "Take your panties and get outta here!" Does art imitate life or what!?

The Independent Review


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Remember that great Z-grade 1969 protest picture "Brothers Divided," about the conjoined twins drafted to serve in Vietnam?

No? How about the blaxploitation classics "Venus De Mofo" and "The Foxy Chocolate Robot?" Or the tree-hugging girlie biker flick "The Eco-Angels"? Or the midget Gidget movie "Teenie Weenie Bikini Beach"?

Those don't ring a bell? Surely you've seen at least one of the 427 movies directed by schlock filmmaker Morty Fineman over the last 38 years, right?

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Like Mike Review


Good

By all rights, "Like Mike" should be a lousy movie. Designed as a slap-dash kiddie flick, built around a dumb plot device (magic sneakers turn a young orphan into an NBA all-star) and starring a flash-in-the-pan novelty hip-hopper (Lil' Bow Wow), its overall concept is thick with seemingly predictable, third-hand story elements. Will the kid find adoptive parents? Will his team win the big game? Well, duh.

But director John Schultz ("Drive Me Crazy") doesn't use the shoes as a storytelling crutch (they account for about four minutes of the whole movie), he gets charismatic performances from his cast of talented players, and he beats down almost every encroaching cliché, creating in their stead a smart kids' picture of delightful surprises.

Sure, as the film begins street-smart but endearingly sweet 14-year-old Calvin Cambridge (Bow Wow) is living in a laughably diverse group home (his two best friends are a white boy played by "Jerry Maguire's" Jonathan Lipnicki and an Asian girl played by Brenda Song), where he's picked on by a teenage bully and dreams of being adopted. "Parents only want the puppies," he moans.

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Judy Berlin Review


OK

A sardonic yet adoring, antic allegory about a menagerie of neurotic Long Island oddballs following and/or abandoning their dreams, "Judy Berlin" is a strange little film that got left behind like a red-headed step child at last year's Sundance Film Festival.

Its creator Eric Mendelsohn won Best Director in Park City, but went home without a distribution deal -- which is the undeclared movie meat market's unspoken parting gift for award winners.

Then along came indie house Shooting Gallery, which has made this movie the flagship release for a touring series of six pictures the distributor feels went unfairly unnoticed during their festival tours.

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Planes: Fire And Rescue Trailer

Planes: Fire And Rescue Trailer

Former cropduster plane turned racing sensation Dusty Crophopper overcame his crippling fear of heights during...

Like Mike Movie Review

Like Mike Movie Review

By all rights, "Like Mike" should be a lousy movie. Designed as a slap-dash kiddie...

The Independent Movie Review

The Independent Movie Review

Remember that great Z-grade 1969 protest picture "Brothers Divided," about the conjoined twins drafted to...

Judy Berlin Movie Review

Judy Berlin Movie Review

A sardonic yet adoring, antic allegory about a menagerie of neurotic Long Island oddballs following...

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