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Premiere of 'Blunt Talk'

Ed Begley - Premiere of 'Blunt Talk' held at the DGA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

Screen Legend Omar Sharif Dies Aged 83


Omar Sharif David Lean Julie Christie Ed Begley

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor who rose to global fame following his role in Lawrence of Arabia, has died in Cairo at the age of 83. 

Omar Sharif at Chain of Hope's 2014 Gala BallOmar Sharif conquered the movie world in the 1960s 

David Lean's 1962 epic was Sharif's first English-language film. His role as Sherif Ali won him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor (he lost out to Ed Begley for Sweet Bird of Youth).

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STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Bluray and DVD debut

Ed Begley and Jr. - Celebrities attend STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray and DVD debut at California Science Center. - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 11th September 2013

Ed Begley and Jr.
Ed Begley and Jr.

'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Blu-ray and DVD debut

Ed Begley and Jr. - 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Blu-ray and DVD debut at California Science Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 10th September 2013

Ed Begley and Jr.
Ed Begley and Jr.

The late Peter Falk is honoured with a star

Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley, Jr, Dabney Coleman, Dick Van Dyke, Ron Perlman, Kevin Pollack, Kevin Dobson, D.B. Sweeney and Guests - The late Peter Falk is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 25th July 2013

Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Joe Mantegna, Leron Gubler, Paul Reiser, Ed Begley, Jr and David Green
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr
Paul Reiser, Joe Mantegna, Ed Begley and Jr

4th Annual 'The Right to Laugh'

Ed Begley - The Alliance for children's rights, hosts the 4th Annual 'The Right to Laugh' an evening of comedy - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 30th May 2013

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Ed Begley
Ed Begley

12 Angry Men Review


Essential
Who would have thought that a movie which almost entirely takes place in one room, consists of 12 men who do nothing but talk -- and who don't even have names -- would be such a searing experience? 12 Angry Men is a classic, and an undisputed one at that, a film that is as inspiring as it is well-crafted behind the scenes.

The story is a simple one: 12 jurors are asked to decide the fate of a young man who is accused of killing his father. If guilty, he will be sentenced to the electric chair. Otherwise he goes free. The evidence is overwhelmingly against him: Two eyewitnesses, a murder weapon known to be bought by the killer, and an alibi that he couldn't remember during questioning. Open and shut, but one juror stands alone against the other 11, who'd like to get home in time for dinner. And with that single "not guilty" vote, Henry Fonda's Juror #8 sets off the titular anger.

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Sweet Bird of Youth Review


Good
Tennessee Williams is up to his usual tricks in Sweet Bird of Youth, a nasty little film about an aspiring (yet hopeless) actor (Paul Newman), who returns to his home town with a head full of schemes and trouble. But it's Geraldine Page, as a Gloria Swanson-esque has-been actress tagging along with him, who steals the show. (She also got an Oscar nomination, though Ed Begley, as the town politico, won Best Supporting Actor.) The film gets a little bogged down in minutiae and irrelevant side plots, but on the whole it's solid and searing.

Sorry, Wrong Number Review


OK
Barbara Stanwyck stars in this classic noir of a bedridden woman with a heart condition who discovers a murder plot during an errant phone call. Imagine her surprise when she turns out to be the potential victim! Rather straigtforward for a "mystery," but notable in that virtually every scene involves a phone call (Sorry, Wrong Number was originally a radio play). A precursor to the far better Rear Window, but noir has seen better days.

The Dunwich Horror Review


Grim
Rather amusing but tepid and tiresome adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft classic, The Dunwich Horror is redeemed only by a wild-eyed and wild-maned Dean Stockwell as a campy half-demon dude obsessed with the occult and the summoning of the demon Yog-Sothoth from another dimension. Priceless green-red-blue color effects stand in for these otherworldly locales. Really quite silly and repetitious.

The Street with No Name Review


OK
Standard-issue noir. The Street with No Name takes great pains to narrate how its hero goes undercover to infiltrate a crime ring in "Center City," purported in the oppressive voice-over to be a real location where real crimes have occurred. Part straight-up gangster picture, part elementary school film strip ("The FBI solves crimes using a number of methods..."), The Street with No Name is an archetype of its genre, though unfortunately not a terribly memorable one.
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