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Eileen Brennan, 'Private Benjamin' Star, Dies Aged 80


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US movie and TV actress Eileen Brennan sadly passed away at the age of 80 on Sunday (28th July) after battling with bladder cancer. The mother-of-two died at home in Burbank, Los Angeles, and is survived by her ex-husband, David John Lampson, and their two sons, Patrick and Sam.

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Eileen Brennan In 1965.

Born Verla Eileen Regina Brennen in 1932 to a silent film actress and a doctor, Brennan received an Oscar nomination for her role US Army Captain Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin; the 1980 comedy where she plays Goldie Hawn's disapproving tormentor. As a result of the movie's success it was turned into a TV series from 1981-1983 and there are reportedly current talks for a modern remake.

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Private Benjamin Star Eileen Brennan Passes Away, Aged 80


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Eileen Benjamin, who famously starred as drill captain Doreen Lewis in 1980's Private Benjamin, has passed away at her Burbank, California home following a long battle with bladder cancer. CNN confirmed on Tuesday (30 July) that the actress, real name Verla Eileen Regina Brennan, had died with a representative from her management company revealing that the actress passed away in her home on Sunday (28 July).

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Brennan when she appeared in Private Benjamin

"Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen," a statement released by her family earlier today read, adding that she will be long remembered for her warm personality and loving demeanour. "She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by all of us."

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Eileen Brennan - Private Benjamin (1980) Directed by Howard Zieff Shown: Eileen Brennan - United States - Saturday 26th July 1980

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Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams and Goldie Hawn - Private Benjamin (1980) Directed by Howard Zieff Shown from left: Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, Goldie Hawn - United States - Saturday 26th July 1980

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William Bryan Curran, Pamela Brull, Claudia Wells, Ed Asner, Eileen Brennan and R.J. Williams - Off the Rack (ABC) 1984 Shown from left: (back row) William Bryan Curran, Pamela Brull, Claudia Wells (front row) Ed Asner, Eileen Brennan, R.J. Williams - United States - Thursday 26th July 1984

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Eileen Brennan and William Graham - Little Mary Sunshine(1959 Off-Broadway) Music, Lyrics & Book by Rick Besoyan Shown from left: Eileen Brennan (as Little Mary Sunshine), William Graham - United States - Thursday 30th July 1959

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Eileen Brennan - Eileen Brennan, c. 1965 - United States - Friday 30th April 1965

The Sting Review


Extraordinary
It's one of cinema's most beloved heist movies, and for good reason: The Sting is balls-out fun from start to finish, a showstopper work for both Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and alternately funny and thrilling.

The plot must have been devilishly complex at the time. In more recent years we've had films like House of Games and The Spanish Prisoner that make The Sting's intricacies look like a story in a first-grader's textbook. It's the Depression, and Johnny Hooker (Redford) makes a living running quickie cons on the street. When he scams several thousand dollars off of a mob guy, the heat comes down from both the mafiosos looking for their money and the crooked cops, culminating in Hooker's partner getting killed and Hooker escaping the city for hopefully better climes.

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The Sting Review


Extraordinary
It's one of cinema's most beloved heist movies, and for good reason: The Sting is balls-out fun from start to finish, a showstopper work for both Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and alternately funny and thrilling.

The plot must have been devilishly complex at the time. In more recent years we've had films like House of Games and The Spanish Prisoner that make The Sting's intricacies look like a story in a first-grader's textbook. It's the Depression, and Johnny Hooker (Redford) makes a living running quickie cons on the street. When he scams several thousand dollars off of a mob guy, the heat comes down from both the mafiosos looking for their money and the crooked cops, culminating in Hooker's partner getting killed and Hooker escaping the city for hopefully better climes.

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Jeepers Creepers Review


Excellent
What's with Hollywood and road trips? Lately it seems like everything evolves from adventures while traveling across highways and small towns. To the credit of the filmmakers who think of these common ideas, most of the time, at least for the time being, these ideas work well.

This year alone, we have seen plenty of eventful stuff occur on the road. From the comedy Jay and Silent Bob to the thriller Joy Ride, it's been anything but your ordinary drive across the nation. This time out, fear takes the road trip in the surprisingly effective monster movie Jeepers Creepers.

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Scarecrow Review


OK
Hackman and Pacino? You better believe it. And while this odd mix of Of Mice and Men, Midnight Cowboy, and Waiting for Godot has several charming moments, it never really finds its groove. The loose story concerns the pair of drifters who hatch a plan to start their own car wash -- though that idea never really materializes. Instead, the ride the rails and the roads, waiting for life to happen to them. Both leads are fantastic, but the script is weak.

Jeepers Creepers Review


Unbearable

One of the hallmarks of typical horror movies is that the characters are invariably stupid. No matter how much you holler at the screen, they still open that closet door, they still run the wrong way down that dark hallway and they never get away when given a perfectly good opportunity to do so. Most of the time they're so stupid you find yourself actually hoping they'll get killed just to put them out of your misery.

"Jeepers Creepers" is just such a horror movie -- made all the worse by the fact that writer-director Victor Salva ("Powder") actually tries to justify the idiotic actions of his primary pinheads.

When 20-ish brother and sister (Justin Long and Gina Philips) see a dark figure dumping bloody bodies down a remote roadside culvert while on their way home from college, they spend an entire scene convincing themselves that the right thing to do would be to go back and crawl in the culvert to see if anyone is alive in there. One suggests they just call the police. The other replies, "There's no pay phone for miles!" then adds, "What if it was you?"

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