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News and Notes

by Alan Rapp on March 19, 2013

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news-and-notes-3102013Deadline is reporting producer Joel Silver (who has produced everything from Veronica Mars to Unknown) wants to do a new Escape From New York trilogy beginning with a Rise of the Planet of the Apes-style origin setting up the post-apocalyptic world and providing the origins of Snake Plissken (who, most likely, will not be played by Kurt Russell)

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting screenwriter Alex Garland (Never Let Me Go, Sunshine) is set to make his directorial debut with Ex Machina which involves the misadventures of a lowly employee babysitting his billionaire employer’s artificially intelligent female robot

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George Carlin

by Alan Rapp on June 25, 2008

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Sad news today folks.  George Carlin, the hardest working comedian around, died at the age of 71 due to heart failure on Sunday night in Santa Monica, California.  With a career spanning more than half a century Carlin continued to tour on college campuses and night clubs well after becoming a household name with his best-selling albums and books.  He will be most remembered for his famous bit on the “7 Words You Can’t Say on Television,” but he gave us so much more.  For his biting social commentary, his love of the absurd (and all those little things which we have in common), pushing the boundaries of comedy and good taste, and for so much more, he will be missed.  To honor his memory HBO has announced it will re-air many of Carlin’s specials (dating back to 1977) this week on both HBO and HBO2.  We’ve got some of his most memorable moments for you inside – Language (of course) is NSFW.

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Dick Martin

by Alan Rapp on May 29, 2008

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As Aaron told you Tuesday, director Sydney Pollack died early this week.  Sadly, he wasn’t the only one to go.  Dick Martin, best known for being the co-host of the variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In (for which he won an Emmy), passed away of respiratory problems this past weekend.  As a comedian, host, director, and producer Martin worked on several projects duing his fifty-year career in Hollywood.  Following his stint on Laugh-In Martin would go on to a career behind the camera directing TV episodes for series such as Newhart, Sledge Hammer!, Family Ties, and The Bob Newhart Show as well as continuing his acting career by showing up in guest spots on shows such as The John Larroquette Show, Diagnosis Murder, The Love Boat, and Coach, and as a host and celebrity contestant on several game shows.  Check out some memorial clips inside.

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Tube Watch Catch-Up

by Alan Rapp on May 8, 2008

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Hey folks!  It’s a busy world out there and hard to always catch the newest episodes of your favorite shows.  Thankfully your pals at RF have you covered.  Now, we can’t include every show out there, but we’ll give you a few yummy morsels to snack on each week.  This week’s list includes the latest episode of Bones dealing with the trial of Bones’ father (Ryan O’Neal), the most recent episode of Family Guy – “Long John Peter,” and the latest episode of Numb3rs featuring the FBI taking on a religious cult.  Enjoy!

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Here’s the secret second video of “Sandcastles in the Sand” by Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) from her days as Canadain pop star Robin Sparkles, curtesy of How I Met Your Mother.  Fun stuff.  You can check out a larger version in the Full Dianosis along with the original video for “Let’s Go to the Mall.”  Enjoy!

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