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Sidney Poitier, Regal Star of the Big Screen, Dies at 94

Sidney Poitier, the noble leading man whose work in such films as No Way Out, Lilies of the Field and In the Heat of the Night paved the way for minority actors and actresses everywhere, has died. He was 94. Poitier died Thursday night at his home in Beverly Hills, a rep for his family […]

Original ‘Willy Wonka’ Stars Say Timothee Chalamet “Doesn’t Have to Be as Good” as Gene Wilder

Paris Themmen, the actor who played Mike Teavee in the Gene Wilder-led 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, says Timothée Chalamet is “a talented actor,” but that the 25-year-old star doesn’t “have to be as good” as Wilder for Warner Bros.’ planned prequel Wonka. Themmen shared his thoughts during an interview with Yahoo […]

When Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder Had an Intense Argument Over ‘Young Frankenstein’ Scene

Among their many classic works together, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder only had a single argument about anything. The iconic filmmaker Brooks, who turned 95 on Monday, did not like a scene that the late writer-actor Wilder penned for Young Frankenstein. And the battle over it got intense, Wilder recalled in a 2005 interview with […]

HBO Max Adds “Proper Social Context” Intro to ‘Blazing Saddles’

Blazing Saddles is currently streaming on HBO Max, along with a new introduction that automatically plays before the Mel Brooks' classic begins.

Gene Wilder Had One Stipulation to Play Willy Wonka and It Became Iconic Moment

The late Gene Wilder had a single stipulation to play Willy Wonka, which would ultimately become one of the most iconic moments in the 1971 classic, 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'.

Critic’s Picks: A February To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Work from the Kuchars, Julie Dash, Charles Burnett, Ousmane Sembène, John Sayles, Larry Clark and the overdue U.S. release of a docufction by Chinese master Jia Zhangke beckon cinephiles this month.

Terence Marsh, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Art Director, Dies at 86

His body of work covered the David Lean epics 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Doctor Zhivago' and Frank Darabont's 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'Green Mile.'

Gene Wilder’s Widow Pens Heartfelt Essay on Actor’s Battle With Alzheimer’s

After the 'Willy Wonka' star died in 2016 following a battle with Alzheimer's disease, his wife shared her experience taking care of him.

Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’: Theater Review

A decade after its bumpy Broadway run, a reworked version of the Mel Brooks comedy horror musical finally lands in London.

30 of 2016’s Most Notable Deaths in Hollywood

From David Bowie to Gene Wilder, the entertainment industry said goodbye to several icons this year.

Mel Brooks to Introduce ‘Young Frankenstein’ Screening in Tribute to Gene Wilder

The Oct. 5 event will be broadcast in 500 theaters nationwide.