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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Comic Relief/Shiver Me Timbers – Divine Madness…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Quiz: Can you name the actors nominated for an Oscar who acted along Bette Midler in a film?

Quiz: Can you name the actors nominated for an Oscar who acted along Bette Midler in a film?

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

25 Things We Learned from the ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

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25 Things We Learned from the ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary Blu-ray
BY DAVE TRUMBORE SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

25 Things We Learned from the ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

Hocus Pocus, one of the campiest cult classics ever to be cooked up in a cinematic cauldron, delighted audiences 25 years ago. And as the new anniversary Blu-ray proves, the movie has never lost its magical touch. The story centers on the witchy Sanderson Sisters played uniquely and expertly well by Bette MidlerSarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, who haunt Salem, Massachusetts upon awakening from their 300-year slumber. The only ones who can stop them are, ironically, the ones who woke them up in the first place: teenagers Max (Omri Katz) and Allison (Vinessa Shaw) and Max’s younger sister, Dani (Thora Birch), assisted by a cursed, immortal, talking cat, and a resurrected zombie (Doug Jones). There’s a reason that Freeform plays this flick a bunch of times during their annual 31 Nights of Halloween fest, but now you can pick up a tricked-out copy of your own. Read More

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Film roles with TV Tropes: Down and Out in Beverly Hills

TV Tropes
Film roles with TV Tropes: Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Staff
August 13, 2018

trope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Tropes are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for the fun involved.

Tropes are not the same thing as cliches. They may be brand new but seem trite and hackneyed; they may be thousands of years old but seem fresh and new. They are not bad, they are not good; tropes are tools that the creator of a work of art uses to express their ideas to the audience. It’s pretty much impossible to create a story without tropes. Read More

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jacob Burns Film Center To Honor Producer Dori Berinstein Plus Preview of THE PROM: Bette Midler Is An Honorary Co-Chair

Broadway World
Jacob Burns Film Center To Honor Producer Dori Berinstein Plus Preview of THE PROM: Bette Midler Is An Honorary Co-Chair
by BWW News Desk Aug. 29, 2018

Honorary Co-Chairs include Stage and Screen Actor Alan Cumming, Director and JBFC Board Member Ron Howardand Legendary Performer Bette Midler. Previous gala honorees include: Steven SpielbergRon HowardJonathan Demme, and Julie Taymor.

The Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC), a nonprofit cultural arts center and one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country, will celebrate its meaningful connection to Broadway by honoring two visionaries of the theater community at its gala, BUILDING IMAGINATION, on Monday, September 17th.

Tony-Winning Producer and Emmy-Award-Winning Director Dori Berinstein will receive the Vision Award and Robert Goldberg, a JBFC Board Member and President of Yorke Construction, will receive the first ever David Swope Leadership Award, named after JBFC’s founding board member and chairman emeritus. Honorary Co-Chairs include Stage and Screen Actor Alan Cumming, Director and JBFC Board Member Ron Howardand Legendary Performer Bette Midler. Previous gala honorees include: Steven SpielbergRon HowardJonathan Demme, and Julie Taymor. Read More

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Friday, August 24, 2018

How Producer Craig Zadan Got Bette Midler To Star In Gypsy

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Neil Meron on Craig Zadan: ‘He Had a Singular Passion for Producing’
By CYNTHIA LITTLETON
AUGUST 23, 2018 

Producer Craig Zadan with Bette Midler on the set of ‘Gypsy’

Zadan was also tenacious, in a charming way. It took many phone calls to Bette Midler to convince her to star in Zadan and Meron’s 1993 production of “Gypsy” for CBS – the show that Zadan and Meron considered to be the “Mount Olympus” of Broadway efforts. One night Zadan reached Midler after she had just come out of a sauna, Meron recalled. “He said to Bette, ‘Is this not the greatest role in theater for a woman?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ He said ‘Is this not the greatest musical of all-time?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ And he said ‘Well, what’s your problem?’ ” When Midler finally relented, Zadan hung up quickly so as to not give her time to back out, Meron said.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This Day In History:  ‘The Rose’ Soundtrack Was Released August 22, 1979 A Few Months Before The Movie

In 1979, Atlantic Records releases the soundtrack album by Bette Midler to the movie of the same name, “The Rose”; Billboard 200: #12; 2 million copies; “The Rose”

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

15 Sequels To Iconic Movies We Want To Be Made ASAP

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15 Sequels To Iconic Movies We Want To Be Made ASAP
BuzzFeed India
2018-08-14 

1. Charlie’s Angels 3

 

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Why We’re Demanding A Sequel: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore have perfect chemistry together. While I’m cautiously optimistic about the remake, I want these ladies. And they’re STILL capable of kicking ass.

Free Plot Idea: Just go with the normal saving-the-world stuff. We loved Demi Moore as the villain last time — why not go with a strong female antagonist again, maybe like Kerry Washington or Jennifer Garner. And a secondary plot can be the girls training a new generation of Angels, setting up a new set of sequels perfectly. Read More

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Australia’s biggest stars have revealed which films changed their lives

Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey describe friendship for generations of women everywhere,

News.com.au
AUGUST 6, 2018

Mister D: Can somebody from Down Under take the time and tell us who these stars are and what they’re famous for? You can use the message board here or the Facebook Comments on FB.

Some of Australia’s biggest stars have revealed which films changed their lives and some of their answers are very surprising (we’re looking at you, Waleed Aly).


IS there a movie that had such a profound effect on you you’d say it changed your life?

That’s what we asked some of Australia’s biggest stars, including Lisa Wilkinson, Waleed Aly, and Vince Colosimo.

Some of their answers were … interesting.

LISA WILKINSON

Movie: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner — 1967
I first saw this movie when I was a teenager. It was set at the height of the 1960s civil rights movement in the US, so I came to it late, but it has everything: truly magnificent acting from Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier, a stunning setting, searing writing with beautiful comedic moments, and the most perfect final speech in any movie I’ve ever seen. It still brings me to tears every time I see it. Read More

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018; Currently Bette Midler’s “Freak Show” is #5 out of 60

Mister D: So far only about 500 people have voted on this list and Freak Show is starting out in great shape. Let’s keep her in the spotlight. Make sure to go to Ranker and sign up. It’s easy. Then head on over and Click Here to vote.

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Vote for the best drama movies of 2018…
July 14, 2018

Vote for the best drama movies of 2018.

Whether they’re about historical events or fictional stories of romance, tension, and love, the best drama movies of 2018 left viewers inspired and emotional. What were the best drama movies this year? Help decide below. Read More

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