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Walter Coblenz, ‘All the President’s Men’ Producer, Dies at 93

Walter Coblenz, who was Oscar-nominated for producing “All the President’s Men” and also produced “The Candidate” and “The Onion Field,” died March 16. He was 93.Coblenz also produced the Emmy-nominated Joseph Wambaugh TV mini-series adaptation “The Blue Knight.”After serving as assistant director and production manager on Robert Redford’s “Downhill Racer,” he went on to work […]

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‘The Batman’: How VFX Powered the Gotham Skylines and Rainy Batmobile Freeway Chase

Having already explored the vast photoreal toolsets of Ilm for “Cloverfield” and Weta Digital for “Planet of the Apes,” director Matt Reeves eagerly implemented their latest advancements for his vision of “The Batman” as a grungy, neo-noir detective thriller. He principally utilized Ilm’s fledgling StageCraft LED-wall volume system developed for “The Mandalorian” to add unfinished […]

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago review – silly director’s cut is a losing battle

Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to put a new sheen on his Cold War relic of a sequel is a ridiculous and largely pointless undertakingThere’s a tension in the Rocky series between two largely incompatible conceits: Rocky Balboa as the shy, humble, gentleman brawler from working-class Philly or Rocky Balboa as the cartoon avatar of America’s can-do […]

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Celebrities, Filmmakers Remember Hal Holbrook: ‘We Lost Another Giant Today’

Following the news of Hal Holbrook’s death on Monday night, Hollywood has taken to social media to remember the award-winning character actor. Holbrook was best known for portraying Mark Twain in “Mark Twain Tonight!” in 1967, along with his roles in “Into the Wild,” “All The President’s Men” and “Magnum Force.”In a statement to Variety, […]

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Emmy Winning and Oscar Nominated Actor Hal Holbrook is Dead at 95

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Hal Holbrook, whose acting career spanned more than six decades and included roles in classic films like Wall Street and All The President’s Men and in beloved shows like The West Wing, has died. He was 95. Holbrook, a stalwart character actor who has portrayed everyone from Mark Twain to […]

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Richard Herd, ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Who Played Mr. Wilhelm, Dies at 87

Veteran character actor Richard Herd, best known for portraying Mr. Wilhelm on “Seinfeld,” died on Tuesday at his Los Angeles home of complications from cancer. He was 87.The Boston native broke into show business as a stage actor in New York. He made his film debut in 1970’s “Hercules in New York.” Herd was hired […]

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Watch ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Elevator Fight Scene Rehearsal with Chris Evans

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of the best sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directors Anthony & Joe Russo brought Captain America into political thriller territory that called back to classic movies like The Conversation, Three Days of the condor, All the President’s Men, The Manchurian Candidate and more. Despite pulling from classic […]

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William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87

William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on Friday in his Manhattan home, according to the the Washington Post. He was 87.His daughter Jenny Goldman cited complications from colon cancer and pneumonia as the cause of his […]

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William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87

I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for […]

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