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2015 TV LAND Awards

Carl Reiner - 2015 TV LAND Awards at The Saban Theatre - Arrivals at The Saban Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th April 2015

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Carl Reiner goes shopping in Beverly Hills

Carl Reiner - Comedy veteren Carl Reiner goes shopping in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th April 2015

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2014 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - Opening Gala

Carl Reiner - 2014 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival held at The Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre - Opening Gala - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 2nd May 2014

Pioneer and Legend In Comedy Sid Caesar Saluted By Friends And Colleagues


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Wednesday saw another tragedy in showbiz, with the death of comedian and TV pioneer Sid Caesar. He was 91. In the early years of his career, was the star and creator of Your Show of Shows, which practically introduced the variety show format in the 1950s. The show went on to launch some of the century’s most popular entertainers – Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Carl Reiner all had their beginnings on Your Show of Shows.

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Premiere of American Masters 'Mel Brooks: Make A Noise'

Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Robert Trachtenberg - Premiere of American Masters 'Mel Brooks: Make A Noise' at the Paley Center for Media - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 9th May 2013

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Mel Brooks and Robert Trachtenberg
Mel Brooks and Robert Trachtenberg
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'The Book of Mormon' Opening night held at the Pantages Theatre - Arrivals

Carl Reiner - Carl Reiner and Guest Wednesday 12th September 2012 'The Book of Mormon' Opening night held at the Pantages Theatre - Arrivals

Video - Carl Reiner Not Doing Anything For Halloween


Hollywood icon Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show; Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid; Your Show of Shows) is leaving a doctor's office in Beverly Hills with his wife, who smiles at the photographers. When asked if they were going to be doing anything for Halloween, Carl doesn't answer but his wife says they won't be doing a lot.

In recent years, Carl has made guest appearances in TV shows, such as Two and a Half Men; Boston Legal and Hot in Cleveland.

Ocean's Thirteen Review


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The jazzy music, saturated-to-bleeding colors, and even the credits font make it clear from the outset: Ocean's Thirteen is more variety show than heist thriller. The gang of thieves from Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve is re-assembled, and while their new scam is more of a group effort than the scattered riffing of Twelve, its building-block cons are as cool and varied as ever.

Returning to the stage, the Ocean crew: Rusty (Brad Pitt) puts on scraggly facial hair to play a seismologist. Linus (Matt Damon) prepares to seduce a casino employee (Ellen Barkin), a task that, he insists, requires a prosthetic nose. Basher (Don Cheadle) mostly minds a giant piece of construction equipment, but impersonates a motorcycle daredevil on the fly as an elaborate distraction. The brothers Malloy (Casey Affleck and Scott Caan) are off to Mexico. George Clooney's Billy Ocean, as usual, acts as ringleader, which means a lot of standing around looking fabulous in suits, as well as one spectacularly well-timed eyeroll.

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! Review


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Now terribly quaint (just look at the title!) and not nearly as funny as film historians would lead you to believe, The Russians Are Coming! is nonetheless quite daring for its day. In 1966, the Cold War was close to its peak, and Norman Jewison took a chance on a little book called Off Islanders, abbout a Russian sub that runs aground on a New England island. Hilarity (er...) ensues, a la Catch-22, with plenty of military mismanagement (on both sides of the fence) and romances in halting English. Alas, I just don't see this one: Alan Arkin makes for one awfully oddball Russian.

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Review


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Steve Martin's homage to the 1940s and 50s is a one-joke movie that wears thin after 45 minutes (in which Martin inserts himself into classic film noirs, often in drag, where he turns the melodrama into comedy). Fortunately, the laughs are plentiful enough throughout to make Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid worthwhile both as an homage to the greats of the past and as a strictly Martinesque comedy. The biggest shock: Rachel Ward steals the show as the straight guy to Martin's goofball, as a wealthy damsel who can suck the bullet out of a wound -- a trick she learned "at camp."

Good Boy! Review


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Man's best friend: an expression used for ages to describe the relationship between people and their dogs. Rarely has there been a need to question a canine's faith, but after watching Good Boy!, it makes me wonder if what we've been saying for years is right.

Twelve year-old Owen Baker (Liam Aiken) has spent his summer break walking the neighborhood dogs to prove to his parents (Molly Shannon and Kevin Nealon) that he is responsible enough to have a dog of his own. The dog Owen eventually adopts, which he names Hubble, proves to be much smarter than the ordinary canine; Hubble instantly knows how to sit, stay, roll over, and even play dead. Based on his previous training experience, Owen finds this degree of intelligence extremely odd. In search of answers, late one night Owen follows Hubble into the woods near their home; there he sees his new dog communicating with a bright light in the sky.

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Ocean's Twelve Review


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Danny Ocean and his crew of master thieves are back on the hunt in Ocean's Twelve, but damn if you won't have a hard time mustering up an opinion about it.

Twelve picks up 3 1/2 years after the surprisingly delightful original (er, remake), with our heroes living high on the hog on the spoils from robbing Terry Benedict's (Andy Garcia) Bellagio casino. Abruptly, Benedict finds them all -- Danny (George Clooney) is married to Tess in the suburbs, Frank (Bernie Mac) is running a nail salon, and so on -- and demands his money back in two weeks.

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Ocean's Eleven (2001) Review


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In the words of George Peppard from his immortal role on TV's The A-Team, I love it when a plan comes together, and, man, does it ever come together in nearly every possible way in Steven Soderbergh's very clever, stylish, slick, and engrossing remake of the Rat Pack ensemble heist film Ocean's Eleven.

Since his feature debut with sex, lies and videotape, Soderbergh has walked the tenuous line between art and entertainment. He very rarely insults his audiences' intelligence or sense of humor or style -- even when he busted into the Hollywood big time. Now, a year after picking up his Oscar for the epic Traffic, he shows his range by dipping back into his old cheeky, seductive comedic bag of tricks last seen in Out of Sight. He even brings back Sight leading man George Clooney as crew boss Danny Ocean.

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Ocean's Twelve Review


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Casino boss Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) has caught up with Danny Ocean's merry band of hipster crooks, and he wants his $160 million back -- with interest.

As "Ocean's Twelve" begins, the disbanded gang that cracked Benedict's "impenetrable" Las Vegas vault in 2001's Rat Pack remake has been backed into a collective corner and given two weeks to pony up. But that's the least of their troubles.

A cunning, foxy Europol detective (Catherine Zeta-Jones) -- and former love of the group's card shark (Brad Pitt) -- is barely half a step behind them (and sometimes half a step ahead) as they reunite to execute a string of elaborate heists on the Continent, hoping to hold off Benedict with the proceeds. What's worse, the Night Fox (Vincent Cassel), the world's most notorious cat burglar, is making a spiteful habit of hitting every safe and museum on their itinerary just hours (if not minutes) before Ocean's would-be plunderers arrive to do their thing.

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The Majestic Review


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A heartfelt and surprisingly successful revival of the cinema-idyllic world of Frank Capra movies, "The Majestic" stars Jim Carrey as a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter with amnesia who stumbles into a small coastal hamlet where he's mistaken for a long-lost native World War II hero.

Affable alchemy is the specialty of director Frank Darabont -- the man behind the affecting sentimental sincerity of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile" -- and he's just about the only big-budget, soft-sell director in the business who could pull off this kind of potentially cloying picture without sending it into sugar shock. Capra's legacy is in good hands for these 150 minutes.

Darabont opens "The Majestic" with a terrific establishing shot of Carrey's melancholy mug as he listens to off-camera studio executives castrate his latest script. Despite his fresh-off-the-bus enthusiasm for Tinsel Town, Peter Appleton (Carrey) is already weary of being a B-movie hack after just one picture, the cheesy "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" (which Darabont shows us in delightfully authentic snippets featuring Bruce Campbell as the swashbuckling, pith-helmet hero and Cliff Curtis as an evil, wild-eyed sheik).

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