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Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. Dies


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American film producer Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. has died, aged 88.

He passed away on Friday (09Jan15) of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son John Goldwyn, who is also a film producer, told The New York Times.

Son of movie pioneer Samuel Goldwyn, who produced hits such as Wuthering Heights, The Pride of the Yankees, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Guys and Dolls, he followed in his father's footsteps and built a glittering Hollywood career.

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Jennifer Lawrence To Announce Oscar Nominations


Jennifer Lawrence Billy Crystal Bradley Cooper Josh Hutcherson Liam Hemsworth Margaret Thatcher Marilyn Monroe Meryl Streep Michelle Williams Robert De Niro Samuel Goldwyn Tom Sherak X-Men Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences

Jennifer Lawrence will announce this year's Oscar nominees.

The actress - who herself was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 'Winter's Bone' last year - will host the nominations launch alongside Academy president Tom Sherak at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on January 24.

The announcement of ten of the 24 categories will be made at 5:30am PST.

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Paramount Gives Logo A Make-over


Paramount Pictures Mission Impossible Samuel Goldwyn

Paramount today (Wednesday) unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The logo displays a more-distant view of the company's mountain, with a sunrise (or sunset) behind it. The words "100 Years" is superimposed on the mountain. Paramount said that the logo will first be seen at the beginning of Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, which opens first in IMAX theaters on Dec. 16. In 2013, the "100 Years" will be removed from the logo, the studio said. Actually, the first film to be produced by the studio, The Squaw Man , wasn't released until 1914. Presumably the studio is dating the birth of the studio from the time its founders, Cecil B. DeMille, Samuel Goldwyn, and Jesse L. Lasky came together to form the company, which was originally called Famous Players/Lasky Corporation.

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Actress Shailene Woodley Arrives At The Premiere Of The Descendants At Samuel Goldwyn Theatre In Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, On 16 November 2011. Photo: Ian Wilson

Shailene Woodley, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants Wednesday 16th November 2011 Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at the Premiere of The Descendants at Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA, on 16 November 2011. Photo: Ian Wilson

Shailene Woodley, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants
Shailene Woodley, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants
Shailene Woodley, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants

Premiere Of 'The Descendants' At Samuel Goldwyn Theatre In Beverly Hills - Arrivals

Marcia Gay Harden, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants Tuesday 15th November 2011 Premiere of 'The Descendants' at Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

Marcia Gay Harden, Samuel Goldwyn and The Descendants
Marcia Gay Harden and George Clooney
Marcia Gay Harden and George Clooney

George Clooney's Funny Farts On Descendants Set


George Clooney Amara Miller Brad Pitt Samuel Goldwyn Shailene Woodley The Descendants

George Clooney made his castmates laugh on the set of 'The Descendants' by making fart noises.

The Hollywood hunk is famous for his love of outrageous practical jokes but he had to tone down his humour because 10-year-old actress Amara Miller was on set, his co-star Shailene Woodley has revealed.

So 50-year-old George had to revert to more childish pranks to get a laugh.

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Paramount To Receive $700-Million Facelift


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Paramount, Hollywood's oldest studio, is about to get a makeover. The studio, whose first home was an old barn where Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille produced The Squaw Man in 1914, will take over some adjacent properties and develop a new facility, which, when completed, will add 1.4 million square feet of production space. Estimated cost $700 million. A huge outdoor fake sky and the area around it are expected to be removed and the space used for office and studio construction. In the digital age, when computers can easily insert any sort of sky known to nature into a scene, such relics are no longer necessary. Before construction can begin, a host of building permits and environmental impact reports will be required and any objections from neighbors must be dealt with, but Eric Garcetti, the city councilman who oversees the Hollywood area, apparently expects no serious hurdles. He told the Los Angeles Times that he is "very excited to see the confidence Paramount has in Los Angeles and Hollywood. I believe we are in Hollywood's second golden age right now."

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Returns Home After Meeting Her Mother

Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn Wednesday 3rd November 2010 returns home after meeting her mother Los Feliz, California

Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn
Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn
Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn
Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn
Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn
Katherine Heigl and Samuel Goldwyn

Los Angeles Premiere Of 127 Hours At The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Juliette Lewis and Samuel Goldwyn Wednesday 3rd November 2010 Los Angeles Premiere of 127 Hours at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater Los Angeles, California

Juliette Lewis and Samuel Goldwyn
Juliette Lewis and Samuel Goldwyn
Juliette Lewis and Samuel Goldwyn

Outside The ITV Studios

Mel B and Samuel Goldwyn - Melanie Brown aka Mel B Wednesday 6th October 2010 at ITV Studios London, England

Mel B and Samuel Goldwyn
Mel B
Mel B
Mel B
Mel B
Mel B

Barbary Coast Review


Good
Any self-respecting San Franciscan needs to give Barbary Coast a spin, a film of Gold Rush-era S.F., when the town was full of backstabbing gold panners, corrupt tycoons, and nary a "white woman" in the whole town. That changes when Miriam Hopkins arrives, fresh off the boat, only to discover her fiancee is no longer alive. To keep food on the table, she takes a job as a roulette wheel spinner (crooked, natch) for local boss Edward G. Robinson, who owns the movie -- at least when Walter Brennan's "Old Atrocity" (his actual character's name) isn't on screen. Lots of fun, despite a forced love story late in the picture, and full of chilly, delicious fog.

The Bishop's Wife Review


Weak
The troubles that underlied this production show in the end, with a quirky and vaguely unsatisfying tale of a bishop (David Niven, not very compelling) who receives a guardian angel (Cary Grant, not very angelic) to help him sort out his life, Wonderful Life style. Still, nostalgia for the prior year's feel-goodie probably propelled Bishop's Wife to five Oscar nominations (it won for best sound), though its feel-good sentiment ends up drowning the film in saccharine.

Guys And Dolls Review


Good
Marlon Brando's musical debut. Really. And he isn't half-bad. Can you imagine Brando in the same role today? Do yourself a favor and check out Guys And Dolls -- an American classic including the tunes "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" and "I Got the Horse Right Here."

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Review


Weak
James Thurber hated this adaptation of his short story, and I'm no huge fan of it, either. Danny Kaye is frenetically interested as Walter Mitty, a man so bored with his job and his life that he daydreams himself into fantastic situations (thug, gambler, wild west outlaw, and so on), with hilarious results. Well, not that hilarious... the film is repetitious to a fault, with Kaye alternately convincing himself he's dreaming his situations and sure they're all legit. It all gets old after half an hour, and you've got 80 minutes to go.
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