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Charles Grodin, ‘Midnight Run’ and ‘Beethoven’ Star, Dies at 86

Charles Grodin, an actor known for movies, television, and theater, died Tuesday at the age of 86.The New York Times reported he had bone marrow cancer.Grodin had an illustrious career as an entertainer. Moviegoers saw his work in “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “The Great Muppet Caper,” “Beethoven,” and numerous other films over six decades. […]

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Film Review: ‘Furlough’

“Furlough” looks, sounds and plays like a comedy — albeit without the actual jokes. The story of an African-American corrections officer tasked with taking a Caucasian inmate on a trip to see her dying mother, Laurie Collyer’s film assumes the racially-mismatched-buddy form of “48 Hrs.” and the contentious central dynamic of “Midnight Run,” except that […]

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Morgan Freeman, Forest Whitaker in Talks to Join John Travolta’s ‘Poison Rose’

Morgan Freeman and Forest Whitaker are in talks to join John Travolta in the action-thriller “The Poison Rose.”George Gallo will direct from a script he wrote with Richard Salvatore, based on Salvatore’s novel of the same name. Salvatore will produce through his March on Productions with Jeff Elliott (“Imperium”), Oscar Generale (“Speed Kills”), and David […]

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