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The Comedian - Clip & Trailer


Once, Jackie Burke was one of the biggest names in town; he was a comedian with his own show on a prime network and his life looked like he was set. Now, aging and working as a stand-up comic, Jackie wants to reinvent himself and forget about all the old jokes he used to tell and characters he used to play but that's far from what the bookers and audience members want - they wish to see the old Jackie Burke performing his known material.

One night Jackie takes to the stage and he can only take a certain amount of crowd heckling, fed up he lashes out at an audience member and as a result, the comedian is incarcerated and made to carry out a community service order.

Though Jackie had to serve a short sentence, the footage of Jackie hitting the heckler has made him an internet sensation and introduced a whole load of new fans to him.

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities attend the Los Angeles Clippers versus Portland Trail Blazers game at The Staples Center at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th April 2016

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities watch the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 16th January 2016

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Haskell Wexler , Billy Crystal - ****File Photo** Oscar-winning cinematographer HASKELL WEXLER has died, aged 93. The filmmaker and social activist passed away in his sleep at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (27Dec15). "It is with great sadness that I have to report that my father, Haskell Wexler, has died," his son, Oscar-nominated sound man Jeff Wexler, writes on his website. "Pop died peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, December 27th, 2015. "Accepting the Academy Award in 1967, Pop said: 'I hope we can use our art for peace and for love.' An amazing life has ended but his lifelong commitment to fight the good fight, for peace, for all humanity, will carry on." Haskell was known for his work on films like Jane Fonda's anti-war classic Coming Home and Sidney Poitier's race drama In the Heat of the Night. He scored his first Oscar for Elizabeth Taylor's 1966 movie Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and struck gold again 10 years later for director Hal Ashby's 1976 Woody Guthrie biopic Bound for Glory. In addition, he landed nominations for his contributions to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Matewan, and Huey Long biopic Blaze, and worked as director of photography on films including Gore Vidal's The Best Man and Mulholland Falls. Haskell was also recognised for his documentary work on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and 1970's Interviews with My Lai Veterans, for which he won an Academy Award. He also wrote, produced and directed 1969's Medium Cool, a groundbreaking cinema verite-style film about the violence between Chicago police and Vietnam War protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which continues to influence generations of filmmakers today. Haskell's talent even earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996, making him the first cinematographer to receive the honour in 35 years. He is survived by his third wife, actress Rita Taggart, who he wed in 1989, and his other children Kathy and Mark. (MT/WN at American Writers Guild Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 29th March 2014

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Billy Crystal - Billy Crystal spotted out walking in SoHo - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 30th October 2015

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities visit Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 15th July 2015

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Billy Crystal - Billy Crystal goes to an office in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities arrive at the Staples Center to watch the Clippers game at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th May 2015

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities arrive at the Staples Center to watch the Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers game in Los Angeles at Staples Center - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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Billy Crystal - Celebrities at the Staples Center in Los Angeles at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 2nd May 2015

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Billy Crystal Attempts To Explain Controversial Gay Sex Scene Comments


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Billy Crystal has been forced to explain some controversial comments he made about gay sex scenes during the Television Critics Association press tour, in which he shocked reporters when claiming today's TV writers are at risk of "pushing it" with homosexual storylines.

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Crystal attending the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles

The legendary funnyman, who appeared on the panel in Los Angeles to promote his new FX series 'The Comedians,' has now released a statement to clarify that he wasn't just targeting LGBT characters, but all sexual content on television.

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Billy Crystal Causes Controversy After Claiming TV Is "Pushing It" With Gay Storylines


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Although Billy Crystal may have portrayed one of the first openly gay characters on American television, the 66-year-old comedian thinks today's TV writers are at risk of "pushing it" with homosexual storylines.

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Crystal claims today's TV writers are "pushing it" with gay storylines

Crystal made the controversial comments about LGBT characters when he was promoting his new FX series 'The Comedians,' which premieres in April, at the Television Critics Association press tour in California Sunday (Jan 18th).

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At Emmys, Billy Crystal Pays Tribute To "Beautiful Light" Robin Williams


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Billy Crystal delivered a clever, witty and typically funny tribute to his late friend Robin Williams at the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday (August 25, 2014). Crystal teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg to recall a bunch of anecdotes about the Oscar-winning actor, who died aged 59 last week.

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"I used to think if I could put a saddle on him and stay on him for eight seconds, I was gonna do OK," he joked.

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Billy Crystal Pays Emotional Tribute To Late Comedian Robin Williams At Emmy Awards 2014


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Robin Williams was honoured at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 on Monday (25th August) by his close friend Billy Crystal. Crystal's speech was sombre and poignant, in contrast to the vibrant man he described and we all know from the screen.

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Tributes have poured in from Williams' friends and fans.

Read More: David Letterman Opens Up About Long Time Friend Robin Williams' Suicide.

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Video - Billy Crystal Looked In Good Spirits At The 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala - Part 2


'Monsters University' voice actor Billy Crystal was seen joking with the paparazzi at the 41st annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York. The event is an annual fundraiser set up by the Film Society which helps to support their work in education and artistry. This year, the gala honoured actor Rob Reiner.

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Video - Billy Crystal Makes An Appearance At Media Presents: 'Fargo' In New York - Part 3


'Monsters University' star Billy Crystal was spotted at the Media Presents: 'Fargo' event held at The Paley Center in New York, alongside 'The Lord of The Rings' actor Sean Astin and a series of stars across the FX Network.

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Small Apartments Trailer


Franklin Franklin is a wig-donning, Swiss wannabe loner who lives alone in a small apartment having previously lived with his mentally deranged brother Bernard. He's not the only eccentric character at the complex, however; his wacky neighbours include the Liquor store worker Tommy Balls, Tommy's herpes ridden girlfriend Rocky, the beautiful Simone and the ill-tempered Mr. Allspice. One day, Franklin finds himself in a spot of bother when he accidentally murders his landlord Mr. Olivetti when he pays him a visit about the rent (of lack of it). In an attempt to cover up the homicide, he clumsily stages it as a suicide, which the cops become very suspicious of. Things don't get any easier either, as his Franklin's brother dies suddenly from a brain tumour and he ends up getting badly beaten in the street. Will Franklin find that future that he dreams of? Or will his tedious life gradually spiral further out of control?

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Small Apartments Review


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Relentlessly quirky and strange, this pitch black comedy manages to combine its outrageous silliness with some surprising emotional resonance. Swedish filmmaker Akerlund (who directed Lady Gaga's Telephone) keeps the film's pace snappy as it lurches through a series of crazy situations that aren't remotely believable. But the starry cast manages to hold our interest.

Everything centres on a run-down apartment complex in Los Angeles, where Franklin (Lucas) lives in his dumpy flat, dreaming of someday moving to Switzerland to play his alpine horn in the mountains. Clearly unhinged, Franklin desperately misses his brother Bernard (Marsden), who went away but still sends him a daily audio-tape message. Then on the first day a tape fails to turn up, Franklin's whole life starts to unravel, starting with the fact that his landlord (Stormare) is lying dead on his kitchen floor. Franklin's attempt to get rid of the body draws the attention of two detectives (Crystal and Koechner), who start quizzing the neighbours (Knoxville and Caan). But this is only the start of Franklin's big adventure.

The story is structured as a series of wacky set-pieces set apart by luridly colourful flashbacks and fantasy sequences that fill in the back-stories for each of the characters. As a result, everyone on screen bursts with personality as well as motivations for everything they do, which makes watching them a lot more interesting than we expect. Crystal and Caan emerge as the most engaging people on screen, but even nuttier characters like Lundgren's "Brain Brawn" pop psychologist are fun to watch. By contrast, Lucas gives Franklin an eerily blank face: this is a man who still hasn't figured out who he is.

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Mike And Sulley Return To Our Screens As Students At The Monsters University (Pictures)


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Mike and Sulley return in the long-awaited Monsters University trailer, the Monsters Inc. prequel set to hit movie theatres globally in summer 2013 with a cast of brand new Monsters University characters.

It's been more than 10 years since the Oscar winning animation Monsters Inc. hit our screens in 2001, but even though those who were young enough to enjoy it then have probably grown out of it by now (or, at least, say they have), there's no question that this hilarious prequel will still be a must-see for all you Mike and Sulley lovers out there. It sees the two beastly individuals (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman) in their college years, majoring in 'scaring' and victimising each other in an array of schoolboy pranks as they compete against each other to be the scariest monster around. Funnily enough, plenty of the kids who watched Monsters Inc. when it first came out will quite possibly be going through similar experiences in their own lives as students, which makes the timing of Monsters University charmingly apt.

The movie sees a brand new director, Dan Scanlon, who is likely to breathe fresh life into this memorable CGI flick though the previous director, Pete Docter, has made his return in the role of screenwriter alongside previous co-writer Andrew Stanton. Monsters University is soon to be released on UK cinema screens on July 12th 2013.

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A Week In Movies: Beautiful Creatures Opens, Tom Cruise Visits A Post-apocalyptic Earth And Billy Crystal And John Goodman Reunite In Monsters University


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Jeremy Irons & Alice Englert in Beautiful Creatures

Being Valentine's Day week, cinemas are flooded with romantic movies like the new teen franchise-launcher Beautiful Creatures. US audiences can also weep their way through the new Nicholas Sparks drama Safe Haven, while in the UK couples instead can laugh at Judd Apatow's epic rom-com This Is 40 and the clunky British farce Run For Your Wife. And for alternative viewing, there's the ultimate date movie A Good Day to Die Hard, Bruce Willis' fifth instalment in the crashing, exploding franchise.

And this kind of action dominates the week's new selection of trailers, starting with the very explosive-looking Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent trying to retake the White House after a terrorist invasion. The muscly cast includes Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo. It opens in March.

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Scare Tactics: Monsters University Trailer Hits The Net (Video)


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At last, that animation we’ve all been waiting for: Monsters University. This is the prequel to the 2001 movie Monsters Inc. (yes, it has been that long…) and with Pixar mainstay Dan Scanlon in the director’s seat, the movie also stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi, providing some of the main characters’ voices.

Watch the video for Monsters' University

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Monsters University Trailer


Mike and Sulley haven't always been the best of friends that we know they were working at Monsters Inc. When they were amateurs and roommates both majoring in 'scaring' at the Monsters University, there was constant competition between the pair as Mike struggled to keep up with Sulley's natural big, hairy monster persona; Mike and his small physique and rather unscary retainer made him the favourite subject of mockery by Sulley and his friends despite their being in the same fraternity. It soon becomes clear, however, that they are better off together than alone while Mike has the brains and Sulley has the brawn. 

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Parental Guidance Review


Good

Cynical audiences will hate this simplistic, softhearted comedy, but for a bit of undemanding entertainment, it isn't too bad. And while the cast members don't remotely stretch themselves in these roles, they at least manage to get the emotion flowing in the predictable final act. And sometimes a bit of mindless silliness is just what we need.

Crystal and Midler play Artie and Diane, grandparents who have little contact with their uptight daughter Alice (Tomei), who lives on the other side of the country. When she decides to accompany her inventor husband (Scott) to an awards ceremony, she reluctantly agrees to let her parents take care of their three over-protected kids: burgeoning teen daughter Harper (Madison), shy son Turner (Rush) and mop-headed Barker (Breitkopf), a bundle of cheeky energy who immediately renames his granddad "Fartie". Of course, tech-phobic Artie and hug-loving Diane struggle to keep up with these children they barely know, but they're more resilient and far cleverer than Alice gives them credit for.

The script never tries to be sophisticated, announcing its important life lessons early on and never putting any of the characters in danger of not learning something. Meanwhile, the writers continually contrive the plot to keep Tomei on screen as much as possible, even though this kind of undermines the whole point of the grandparents being there in the first place. And every challenge faced by each character (there's a mini-plot for everyone) is fairly easy to navigate. But all of the actors manage to underplay the physical chaos while bringing enough charm to the film to keep us engaged.

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10 Of The Best Big Budget Film Trailers For 2013


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Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in upcoming sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and how loveable 'Monsters, Inc.' protagonists Sulley and Mike got qualified to become scarers. Move over 'Breaking Dawn', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Skyfall', and let's see what 2013 has in store! There have been plenty of dodgy trailers come out for 2013 releases, but here are ten of the trailers we consider worthy of your time! 

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Monsters University Trailer


Professional 'scarers' at Monsters Inc., Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (nicknamed Mike and Sulley) haven't always been so scary. 'Monsters University' tells the story of the duo's time at the University of Fear, about ten years previous, where they took their education in scaring children and often practised on each other with various college pranks that obviously united them in the end.

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Muhammad Ali - Through The Eyes Of The World Review


Excellent
Michael Mann don't know nothin'.

If you want the real biopic on Muhammad Ali, look no further than Muhammad Ali - Through the Eyes of the World, a fascinating new documentary that gives a deep and rich overview of the champ's life, while still imbuing it with plenty of star power.

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Get Bruce Review


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Bette, Billy, Lili, Whoopi -- now I know why these people aren't funny: Because Bruce Vilanch writes all their material. And now they've written a song about how great he is... ick.

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Monsters, Inc. Review


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The Pixar boys are at again with Monsters, Inc. taking their computer-animation talents from toys and insects to the magical world of monsters.

Magical indeed -- the way it works is that all those monsters that hide in the closet and scare little kids only do so because they have to -- they use the screams as energy to power Monstropolis, which exists just on the other side of every kid's bedroom closet door in the world.

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Analyze This Review


Weak

Yes, "Analyze This" has many generous burstsof hilarity, especially with Robert De Niro goofing on the kind of mobsterroles that made him by playing a mafioso with high anxiety.

Yes, casting him as a hoodlum headcase opposite Billy Crystalas his reluctant shrink is damn funny all by itself.

No, this isn't enough to carry the picture. In fact "AnalyzeThis" degrades so dramatically that in the last act Crystal is reducedto ad libbing through an over-long mock-wise guy schtick, taking his bestshot at Robin Williams-dom and tanking.

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14th March, 1948

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Billy Crystal Movies

The Comedian Trailer

The Comedian Trailer

Once, Jackie Burke was one of the biggest names in town; he was a comedian...

Monsters University Movie Review

Monsters University Movie Review

Pixar revisits the characters from 2001's Monsters, Inc. for a frat-house prequel. Which is kind...

Monsters University Trailer

Monsters University Trailer

All Mike Wazowski dreams of is graduating from the prestigious Monsters University and becoming one...

Small Apartments Trailer

Small Apartments Trailer

Franklin Franklin is a wig-donning, Swiss wannabe loner who lives alone in a small apartment...

Small Apartments Movie Review

Small Apartments Movie Review

Relentlessly quirky and strange, this pitch black comedy manages to combine its outrageous silliness with...

Monsters University Trailer

Monsters University Trailer

Mike and Sulley haven't always been the best of friends that we know they were...

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Parental Guidance Movie Review

Parental Guidance Movie Review

Cynical audiences will hate this simplistic, softhearted comedy, but for a bit of undemanding entertainment,...

Parental Guidance - Trailer Trailer

Parental Guidance - Trailer Trailer

Artie and Diane Decker are the aging parents of a working mother, Alice, whose busy...

Monsters University Trailer

Monsters University Trailer

Professional 'scarers' at Monsters Inc., Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (nicknamed Mike and Sulley)...

The Muppets Trailer

The Muppets Trailer

Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out...

Tooth Fairy Movie Review

Tooth Fairy Movie Review

This comedy is essentially a goofy premise with some nutty dialog and set pieces pasted...

Tooth Fairy Trailer

Tooth Fairy Trailer

Derek Thompson is a minor league ice hockey player with the nickname 'The Tooth Fairy',...

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