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Comedy Legend Carl Reiner Passes Away at Age 98

Comedy legend Carl Reiner passes away at age 98 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net (via Deadline) must report the passing of writer, director, actor and comedy legend Carl Reiner of natural causes at age 98. The father of noted actor/director Rob Reiner was most famous for creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, directing The Jerk and his role as Saul Bloom in the Ocean’s movies. Here is his final Tweet made three days ago… PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone...
Tags: Movies, Carl Reiner, Movie News, Obituary

Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator and ‘Ocean’s 11’ Franchise Star, Has Died at 98

“Every morning, I pick up my newspaper, get the obituary section, and see if I’m listed. If I’m not, I’ll have my breakfast.” This is the morning routine of comedy legend Carl Reiner as detailed in the HBO documentary film If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Unfortunately, the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, director of The Jerk, and co-star of the Ocean’s 11 franchise has passed away at 98. News of Carl Reiner’s death came from his assistant Judy Nagy (via Variety), who confirmed th...
Tags: Death, Hbo, Movies, Ocean, House, Broadway, Beverly Hills, Cbs, Steve Martin, Bob, Cleveland, Pacific, Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Charlie

Carl Reiner, beloved creator of ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ dies at 98

By MIKE STEWART NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a “second banana” to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy’s front ranks as creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and straight man to Mel Brooks’ “2000 Year Old Man,” has died. He was 98. Reiner’s assistant Judy Nagy said he died Monday night of natural causes his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was one of show business’ best liked men, the tall, bald Reiner was a welcome face on ...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, US, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Obituaries, Broadway, Steve Martin, George Clooney, Jfk, Mel Brooks

Quibi Unveils Ensemble for The Princess Bride Recreation

Quibi Unveils Ensemble for The Princess Bride Recreation Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride is one of the most everlasting romantic adventure comedies that no one wants to see a remake of, but Quibi has found a workaround as they have partnered with Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters: Afterlife) for an ensemble recreation! (Via Entertainment Weekly) RELATED: Quibi Renews Chrissy’s Court for Season 2 Reitman previously staged live reads of the cult classic at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in...
Tags: Movies, TV, Movie News, Quibi, Streaming, The Princess Bride, TV News, TV Premiere

Jennifer Garner, Patton Oswalt Join Jason Reitman’s Quarantine Version of ‘The Princess Bride’ on Quibi

Quibi will air an at-home adaptation of the classic fantasy-comedy-romance film “The Princess Bride” beginning June 29.The short-form mobile streaming company co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman made a $1 million donation to the World Central Kitchen in support of the project. Director Jason Reitman came up with the charity idea in May, according to Vanity Fair, which first reported the news.The production will air in short episodes released daily over a period of two weeks, beginni...
Tags: Hbo, News, Entertainment, Norman Lear, Diana, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jennifer Garner, Jason Reitman, Kristen Stewart, Patton Oswalt, Vanity Fair, David Oyelowo, Jonas, Turner, Alice, Spencer

Homemade ‘The Princess Bride’ Fan Film Gathers Jennifer Garner, Diego Luna, Jack Black, and More for a Good Cause

Quibi is making one last-ditch effort to bring on subscribers: by making a celebrity fan film of The Princess Bride just as you wish. A handful of celebrities got together (virtually) to recreate the 1987 Rob Reiner comedy-fantasy classic, The Princess Bride, and inconceivably, they got the director on board as well. The idea was proposed by filmmaker Jason Reitman, who recruited celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Josh Gad, Tiffany Haddish, and more to create a The Prince...
Tags: Around The Web, Netflix/Streaming Video, Quibi, Charity, The-Princess-Bride

The Quarantine Stream: ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Is the Perfect Romantic Comedy All Others Aspire to Be

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: When Harry Met Sally Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Can men and women ever just be friends? That’s the question posted by When Harry Met Sally, the romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, who would go on to direct Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. This is the quintessential roman...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Romance, New York City, Features, Carrie Fisher, Harry, University Of Chicago, Nora Ephron, Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Harry Met Sally, Sally, Amanda, Billy Crystal

Best in Show & Anchorman Star Fred Willard Dies At 86

Fred Willard, Best in Show & Anchorman star, dies at 86 ComingSoon.net is saddened to bring the news that Fred Willard, beloved comedian and star of the acclaimed 2000 mockumentary Best in Show and Anchorman franchise, has died from natural causes at the age of 86, with Jamie Lee Curtis (Knives Out), wife of frequent Willard collaborator Christopher Guest, taking to Twitter as the first to announce the news. RELATED: Jerry Stiller, Iconic Comedian & Father of Ben Stiller, Dies at 92 How l...
Tags: TV, Movies, Norman Lear, Best, Netflix, TV News, Obituary, Salem, Michael McKean, Steve Carell, Paul Feig, Ben Stiller, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ty Burrell, Dick, Adam Mckay

‘Hollywood’, Ryan Murphy’s New Netflix Show, Arrives in May

The always-busy Ryan Murphy has a new Netflix series debuting this May. It’s called Hollywood, and it’s set in post-World War II Tinseltown, following a group of aspiring film folk looking for their big break. The series features Darren Criss, Samara Weaving, Patti LuPone, and more. It also includes real-life figures from the era, including Rock Hudson. Get ready to say hooray for Hollywood, the first of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series following his huge deal with the streaming service (The Pol...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Netflix, Ryan Murphy, Janet Mock, Dick, Murphy, Brennan, Tinseltown, Rob Reiner, Rock Hudson, Mira Sorvino, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Maude Apatow

Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock

Kirk Douglas Dies at 103, Hollywood Remembers

Kirk Douglas dies at 103, Hollywood remembers Following yesterday’s sad news (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Oscar nominee Kirk Douglas passed away at age 103, Hollywood flooded social media with tributes to the icon, including from his son and actor Michael Douglas, which you can read below. Douglas was best known for his work in Spartacus, Paths of Glory, Ace in the Hole, The Vikings, Lust for Life, Champion, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Man From Snowy Ri...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Bbc, Oscar, Hugh Jackman, Obituary, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Zemeckis, William Shatner, Catherine, Michael, Michael Douglas, Douglas, Peter, Joel, Anne

CS Interview: Taylor Nichols on 1BR, Whit Stillman, Congo & More!

CS Interview: Taylor Nichols on 1BR, Whit Stillman, Congo & More! Earlier this summer we got to see the nail-biting horror thriller 1BR, which could be the first in a very cool franchise. One of the standout performances comes from veteran actor Taylor Nichols, best known for his roles in Whit Stillman classics like Metropolitan and Barcelona. ComingSoon.net got an exclusive career-spanning chat with Nichols where we highlighted some of his biggest roles in film and TV. Check it out below! 1B...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, La, Ben Affleck, Spain, Barcelona, Ted, David, New Jersey, Sydney, John Hawkes, Congo, John, Sally Hawkins

Q&A: Rob Reiner on ‘When Harry Met Sally’s’ 30th anniversary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s classic relationship comedy “When Harry Met Sally…” is turning 30 this summer, and what better way to celebrate than with a splashy screening to kick off the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival ? Reiner and stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan will join forces at […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Nora Ephron, Harry Met Sally, Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Reiner, Rob Reiner

As We Wished, ‘The Princess Bride’ Musical is Happening Under Disney Theatrical

The Princess Bride musical. The Princess Bride musical is what brings us together, today. Or in a year or so, at least. Six years after Disney Theatrical Productions first announced that it was adapting Rob Reiner’s beloved 1987 movie to the Broadway stage, the Princess Bride musical is finally moving forward. Deadline reports that a new creative team consisting of composer and lyricist David Yazbek and book writers Bob Martin and Rick Elice will bring the greatest love story ever told to th...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Disney, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, John Mayer, Martin, Marquis, Rob Reiner, Rick Elice, Bob Martin, William Goldman, Adam Guettel, Disney Theatrical Productions, Action/Adventure

January 8 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

January 8 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s January 8 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gpt...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, La, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Maine, TV News, Siberia, Dvd, Jonah Hill, King, Nicolas Cage, Alice

Remembering Penny Marshall, star of ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and trailblazing female director, dead at 75

Penny Marshall, who found Hollywood fame as Laverne DeFazio on the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” and went on to become one of the most successful women film directors in town, died Monday at her home in the Hollywood Hills of complications from diabetes. She was 75. Marshall, whose voice never lost the Bronx lilt of her childhood, was born to parents who worked in the entertainment industry — her mother a tap dance instructor, her father a film director and producer — and she and both of her sibli...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Robin Williams, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Brandi Chastain, Soccer, Selma, Williams, Obituaries

Actress, director Penny Marshall dead at 75, publicist says

LOS ANGELES — Penny Marshall, who starred in “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, has died. She was 75. Mashall’s publicist, Michelle Bega, said Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. Marshall starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley,” which aired from 1976 to 1983. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 mi...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Abc, Robin Williams, La, Milwaukee, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, West, Brandi Chastain, Soccer, Obituaries

“Laverne & Shirley” Star Penny Marshall Dead at 75

Penny Marshall—actress, comedian and director—has died at the age of 75. Marshall, best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom Laverne and Shirley was reportedly found dead at her home in Hollywood Hills Monday night (Dec. 17). According to TMZ, Marshall’s cause of death was complications from diabetes. In addition to diabetes, Marshall dealt with a number of health issues during her final years. In 2010, it was reported that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized...
Tags: Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Congress, Abc, America, Fox, Diabetes, United States, Mark Wahlberg, Pop Culture, Jazz, Shirley, Penny Marshall, Penny, Marshall

EC Horror Comics Art Gallery From Society of Illustrators Exhibit

BEGIN SLIDESHOW EC Horror Comics Art Gallery From Society of Illustrators Exhibit From September 5 to October 27, New York City’s Society of Illustrators held an exhibit titled Tales from the Crypt: The Revolutionary Art of MAD and EC Comics. Before the exhibit ended ComingSoon.net paid a visit, and as a special Halloween treat to our readers we have a photo collection of all the cool art that was on display. Check it out in the gallery below! RELATED: Exclusive Preview of Svengoolie Paro...
Tags: Comics, New York, Movies, Horror, House, EC, Grateful Dead, Harvey, Gaines, Jerry Garcia, Rob Reiner, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, EC Comics, ComingSoon, Movie News

October 30 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

October 30 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s October 30 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Mandy Nicolas Cage turns in a coke-snorting, mutant-mashing performance for the ages in this phantasmagorical revenge movie from dire...
Tags: Movies, Massachusetts, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Digital, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Broadway, TV News, Brad Pitt, Batman, Malibu, Blu, Gary, Jill, Van Helsing

10 Best Carrie Fisher Roles

10 best Carrie Fisher roles When Carrie Fisher’s health deteriorated rapidly and she passed away suddenly in late December of 2016, movie fans of all kinds were in mourning. Regardless of whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, her passing was tragic and unfortunate, to say the least. She was a natural-born talent, obviously inheriting a knack for show business from her mom and dad. The daughter of Old Hollywood powerhouse Debbie Reynolds and pop musician and actor Eddie Fisher, Carrie was ini...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Amazon Prime, Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Harry, Deadpool, Johnson, Nora Ephron, Woody Allen, Leia, Lucas, Rob Delaney, Peter

The Romantic Comedy is Coming Back From the Dead – Here’s How It Can Stay Alive For Good

Romantic comedies have been a storytelling staple ever since Shakespeare introduced the world to Benedick and Beatrice in Much About Nothing , but the genre really found its footing in film with It Happened One Night in 1934. Frank Capra’s simple tale of a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) and an ambitious reporter (Clark Gable) was the first of only three features in history to sweep the Academy Awards in all major categories. Clearly, a humorous spin on a romantic story resonated...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Romance, America, Features, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner

Water Cooler Discussion: What We Did/Watched/Played/Read Over The Memorial Day Weekend

On the May 30, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been watching and what we’ve been up to in an extended but delayed edition of Water Cooler Monday. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Africa, Paddington, Ocean, House, Columbus, Delaware, Chris, Robin, Weezer, Peter, Ben, Orlando Florida, Brad, Jacob

‘Shock And Awe’ Trailer: Woody Harrelson and James Marsden Investigate the Iraq War

In 2003, the Bush White House sold America on the Iraq War under the pretense that Iraq was harboring weapons of mass destruction. Not long after, we all learned that claim wasn’t true, but at the time, most journalists didn’t seem to realize the truth. Shock and Awe is about a two journalists who did. Watch the Shock and Awe trailer below. Shock and Awe The Post was the first “hero journalist” movie of the Trump era, but it won’t be the last. Rob Reiner‘s Shock and Awe looks like it wa...
Tags: Post, Movies, Washington Post, White House, Iraq, America, Tommy-Lee-Jones, Woody-Harrelson, Movie Trailers, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Walcott, True Story, Trump, Bush

Trailer for Rob Reiner's Investigative Journalism Film 'Shock and Awe'

"How real is the chatter about Iraq?" "Very." Vertical Entertainment has released the first official trailer for Rob Reiner's new film, an investigative journalism thriller titled Shock and Awe. The film is based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who "got it right" in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War. They were the only ones skeptical skeptical of President Bush's claim that Iraq's Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction." James Marsden stars as W...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Iraq, Woody Harrelson, Saddam Hussein, Bush, James Marsden, Jonathan Landay, Indies, Rob Reiner, Warren Strobel, To Watch, Knight Ridder, Richard Schiff

The 10 Funniest 80s Movies

The 10 Funniest 80s Movies This summer, one of the funniest 80s comedies is getting a makeover. Overboard, starring Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, is a re-imagining of the classic 1987 MGM movie of the same name. It’s about a poor, working-class mother of three, Kate (Faris) and a snobby, wealthy playboy, Leonardo (Derbez). After Leonardo takes a spill over the side of his luxury yacht and develops amnesia, Kate convinces him that they’re married. But, how long can she keep it up? The roles i...
Tags: Feature, Movies, New York City, America, Tom Hanks, Fox, Britain, Bill Murray, Hasbro, James Earl Jones, Kate, Ryan Reynolds, Chevy Chase, Anna Faris, Agatha Christie, Taran Killam

The Best ’90s Horror Movies

The Best ’90s Horror Movies The ’90s has always been one of the most celebrated decades in culture, but the horror genre was one of the most important of the time, as it went through a revitalization as filmmakers tried to deliver new films that could terrify audiences once again rather than have them laughing in their seats at the ridiculous nature of the story. Let’s take a look back at some of the best films from the time. The Blair Witch Project Release: 1999 Director: Daniel Myrick, Ed...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Horror, Mexico, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Fbi, Kevin Bacon, Nevada, Bacon, Bill, Thomas Harris, Vietnam, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Curry

New Andre the Giant Trailer for the HBO Documentary

New Andre the Giant trailer for the HBO documentary HBO Sports, WWE and the Bill Simmons Media Group have released a new Andre the Giant trailer. The documentary film examines the life and career of one of the most beloved legends in WWE history. The ambitious and wide-ranging documentary film will explore Andre’s upbringing in France, his celebrated career in WWE and his forays in the entertainment world. Andre the Giant premieres on HBO on April 10. Check out the trailer below! Emmy-Award w...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, France, Africa, Paris, TV News, Streaming, Michigan, Randy Savage, Jake, Roberts, Hogan, Hulk Hogan, McMahon, Andre, HBO Sports

Donald Trump Quips About Trying To 'Hide That Bald Spot' At CPAC — But The Rest Of His Speech Is Sadly Not A Joke

Wait. Has speaking to mass shooting victims somehow made Donald Trump the teensiest bit humble? Not at all, but the President was uncharacteristically self-defecating -- if only for a moment -- during his address at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. The mighty Cheeto was the belle of the ball at the highest profile right-wing gathering of the year, where he pledged to protect gun ownership rights, gleefully sparked a "lock her up" chant against Hillary Clinton, and proudly ...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, America, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, John Mccain, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Daniel dale, Trump, McCain, CPAC, Rob Reiner, Lawrence O Donnell, Ana Navarro, CPAC CPAC

Hummingbird: Milla Jovovich to Replace Olivia Munn

Milla Jovovich is set to replace Olivia Munn in Hummingbird Milla Jovivich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil franchise) is set to replace Olivia Munn (The Newsroom, X-Men: Apocalypse) in the upcoming action film Hummingbird, according to Variety. The film is based on the Black List script from John McClain. Zoe Saldana was originally cast in the lead role in Hummingbird, and was replaced last fall by Munn due to conflicts with shooting the Avatar sequels. Hummingbird is about a black-ops assa...
Tags: Movies, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Lucy, Alice, Anderson, Hummingbird, Olivia Munn, Munn, Jason Bourne, Rob Reiner, Milla Jovovich, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mark Gao, Gregory Ouanhon

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