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The Daily Stream: The Satire Of Blazing Saddles Still Has Bite Nearly 50 Years Later

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Blazing Saddles” (1974)Where You Can Stream It: HuluThe Pitch: Hollywood cinema of the 1970s was something of a miracle, thanks largely to a suffocatingly restrictive […]

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Mel Brooks on losing the loves of his life: ‘People know how good Carl Reiner was, but not how great’

From best friend Carl Reiner to wife Anne Bancroft, the great comic has had to face great loss. But even in the middle of a pandemic, the 95-year-old is still finding ways to laughIn February 2020, I joined Mel Brooks at the Beverly Hills home of his best friend, the director and writer Carl Reiner, […]

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Mel Brooks to Be Honored With L.A. Film Critics Career Achievement Award – Film News in Brief

Mel Brooks Awarded With the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Career Achievement AwardThe Los Angeles Film Critics Association (Lafca) has announced that legendary filmmaker Mel Brooks will receive the Lafca Career Achievement Award.Brooks began as a comic and writer on Sid Caesar’s variety show, “Your Show of Shows” and went on to create the comic […]

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Carol Arthur, Actress in ‘Blazing Saddles’ and Wife of Dom DeLuise, Dies at 85

Carol Arthur, an actress best known for her several collaborations with Mel Brooks including “Blazing Saddles,” has died, Variety has confirmed. She was 85.Arthur died on Sunday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Mary Pickford House in Woodland Hills, Calif.She appeared in the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles,” directed by Brooks, as the schoolmistress Harriett […]

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Taika Waititi Admits He “Felt Weird” About Playing Hitler In ‘Jojo Rabbit’

If you’ve spent any meaningful amount of time online, you’ve likely encountered someone who complains—loudly and frequently—about the Hollwyood movies that could never get made today. They often use movies like “Blazing Saddles“ as proof that Hollywood’s political correctness is running unchecked and that visionary directors are forced to work with one creative hand tied […]

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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in October 2018

Horror pics are making a return across the board as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime update their streaming platforms for the spooky season.“The Shining” will kick off Netflix’s horror film slate, followed by “Truth or Dare” with Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey, “The Haunting of Molly Hartley,” and the Netflix original “The Haunting of Hill […]

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