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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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Richard Donner: His Life and Career in Photos

Richard Donner, who died July 5 at 91, directed for TV series including “Twilight Zone,” “Get Smart” and “Man From U.N.C.L.E” before becoming one of the top movie directors of the 1970s and ’80s with films including “Superman,” “The Goonies” and “Lethal Weapon.” His later films included “Conspiracy Theory” and “Timeline.”More from VarietySteven Spielberg, Mel […]

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Richard Donner, Director of ‘Superman’ and ‘The Goonies,’ Dies at 91

Richard Donner, director of the original “Superman” film as well as “The Goonies” and all four “Lethal Weapon” films, has died at the age of 91. Deadline reported that his wife, Lauren Schuler Donner and business manager confirmed his passing. No cause of death has been provided.Richard Donner spent nearly two decades working on some […]

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‘Fifty First Dates’ Director Tackling Dave Bautista Action-Comedy for STX (Exclusive)

Peter Segal, the director of the Get Smart movie and films such as Fifty First Dates, has been tapped to helm My Spy, STXfilms’ action-comedy starring Dave Bautista.The move keeps Segal in the fold of STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ global media company STX Entertainment, as the filmmaker is already prepping Second Act, a […]

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