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Michael McKean arrives at Los Angeles International Airport

Michael McKean - Laverne & Shirley star, Michael McKean arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 26th January 2015

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Polly Bergen, US Actress Known For 'Cape Fear', Has Died Aged 84


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Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives, has died at the age of 84.

Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen has died at the age of 84.

Bergen was born in 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her career began in the late 1940s and she became a household name when she starred in The Helen Morgan Story, for which she won an Emmy award in 1958. 

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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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Saul Goodman Has a Rival: Michael McKean Cast in AMC's 'Better Call Saul'


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Saul Goodman had it pretty tough in Breaking Bad. As any screenwriter will tell you, conflict is the crux of any narrative. Saul’s came in the form of Walter White and any trouble that came his way - often that trouble was brought on himself. Basically, Goodman was getting it from all angles.

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But there is no Walter White in “Better Call Saul”, AMC’s spin-off of the hugely popular drama, at least not in the same capacity. So Saul’s conflicts – the constant battles that drive the narrative forward in view of some kind of resolution – will have to come from somewhere else, kicking off with Michael McKean, who will play Dr. Thurber, a “brilliant attorney who is now restricted by an unusual affliction,” according to Deadline.

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41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Michael McKean - 41st Annual Chaplin Award Gala honoring Rob Reiner - New York, New York, United States - Monday 28th April 2014

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Opening Night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill - Arrivals

Michael McKean - Opening night of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill at the Circle in the Square Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 13th April 2014

Opening Night After Party for Broadway's "All The Way" - Arrivals

Michael McKean - Opening Night After Party for Broadway's "All The Way", held at Rockefeller Plaza - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 7th March 2014

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Opening Night of Broadway's "All The Way" starring Bryan Cranston - Curtain Call

Michael McKean, Bryan Cranston, Brandon J. Dirden, Betsy Aidem and Eric Lenox Abrams - Opening Night of Broadway's "All The Way" starring Bryan Cranston at the Neil Simon Theatre - Curtain Call - New York, New York, United States - Friday 7th March 2014

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Michael McKean, Robert Schenkkan, Bill Rauch and Bryan Cranston
Michael McKean, Bill Rauch and Bryan Cranston
Michael McKean, Bryan Cranston, Brandon J. Dirden, Betsy Aidem and Eric Lenox Abrams
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The Words Trailer


Rory Jansen is a young writer who is failing to achieve any kind of literary recognition and is on the edge of giving up as he and his wife Dora struggle to pay the bills. One day, as a kind gesture, Dora buys Rory an antique looking leather case in which he later discovers a collection of papers detailing a highly compelling and well written novel. In a moment of utter desperation and thoughtlessness, Rory copies the story and gets it published under his own name finally achieving the recognition and success he so craved. It's only a matter of time before he gets found out and he begins to realise how many people's lives he has affected by his one moment of stupidity. He must face the consequences for stealing the work of another writer and find a way to fix everything.

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Whatever Works Trailer


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Joshua (2007) Review


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Shot in wide-angled lens, the apartment in which the Cairn family resides could be any market-trading, publisher-dictating, money-horny Manhattanite's family bungalow. The rooms have respectably high ceilings, there's space for a big ol' piano, and there's even enough room for one of those nifty new fridges with enough compartments to be able to fit tons of leftovers from the Tribeca Grill. The halls look shadowy, and in the daytime the sun comes in basically as a vomit-colored fog. Only in an apartment with this sort of eerie ambience could a so-creepy-maybe-he's-the-devil child like Joshua Cairn be brought up by his insanely yuppie parents.

Director George Ratliff's shift into narrative cinema isn't completely unlike his hair-raising Trinity Church documentary Hell House. Though intriguingly unexplored, the idea of religious fundamentalism gets breached in a scene when the young Joshua (Jacob Kagon) takes a trip to church with his grandmother (Celia Weston). He later announces that he is prepared to accept Christ; his mother (Vera Farmiga) responds by reminding her mother-in-law and Joshua that she is a "big, fat Jew". The father (Sam Rockwell) takes his son's eccentricities and disturbing statements ("you don't have to love me") with a shambling good nature, only truly breaking down when the family dog dies. In a wicked twist, Ratliff only hints at the father's possible infidelity and revels in the lame AM radio rock he sings as he enters his apartment palace.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Review


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Our pal Quasimodo finds love of his own in this abortive and unbearably lazy sequel to Disney's moderate success, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Unlike mostly no-name productions like The Return of Jafar, the entire original cast is back in this sequel (with the exception of Mary Wickes, who died before the original Hunchback was ever released), and how Disney convinced them to take part is beyond me. (Iron-clad contract or the promise that, after all, this will barely take an hour of their time?)

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100 Mile Rule Review


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In case you're wondering, the titular "100 Mile Rule" is that if you're more than 100 miles away from home, you can do whatever you want (i.e. cheat on your wife) and it doesn't count. This funny-err-sorta setup quickly gives way to an odd blackmail scheme, as one of the girls our three businessmen encounter threatens to tell the wife about their dalliance. The schizophrenic flick is derivative, scattered, and awfully familiar. Even a strangely cast Michael McKean can't elevate it from the late-night cable fare it's destined to be.

Never Again Review


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From American Pie to Porky's, most sex comedies entice audiences with gorgeous juveniles, raging hormones, dirty humor, and lots of gratuitous nudity. Never Again twists the genre and buries the juvenile clichés...but, unfortunately, it isn't a pleasant change. All the sex stays, but the film replaces the juveniles with wrinkly senior citizens. I never thought I'd say this, but I'd much rather watch teens poking their genitals into fruit pies!

Indeed, it is truly as disgusting as it sounds: a sex comedy with old people. Yuk! The movie, on the other hand, argues that young people aren't the only sexually active people in society. That's true; I'm sure old people have sex all the time. Heck, they can screw three times a day for all I care. But please, for the love of God, keep it off the silver screen!

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My First Mister Review


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Looking back, My First Mister started to fall apart when John Goodman was first introduced as a pot-smoking, long-haired hippie remnant from The Big Lebowski. After that a terminal illness surfaces, then a character goes on a road trip, where the seeds of love are planted.

Somewhere between the first and second event I sighed in frustration. Another perfectly good movie gets ruined because of an extended trip into Clicheville. For a good fifty minutes or so, My First Mister rarely makes a mistake in detailing the friendship between a middle-aged, repressed clothing store manager Randall (Albert Brooks) and his 17-year-old Goth employee, Jennifer (Leelee Sobieski).

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