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TCM’s Next ‘Plot Thickens’ Podcast: Pam Grier

Pam Grier, the trailblazing action hero, who starred in such Blaxploitation classics as Coffy, Foxy Brown and Friday Foster, will dish about her life and career with host Ben Mankiewicz on the next edition of the TCM podcast The Plot Thickens this fall. “The word ‘iconic’ is overused in this industry, but Pam has been a […]

Damon Wayans, Pam Grier Join ‘Cinnamon’ Thriller for Village Roadshow

Damon Wayans and Pam Grier have boarded the Tubi movie Cinnamon from Village Roadshow Pictures. The thriller centers on a struggling small-town gas station attendant and aspiring singer, Jodi Jackson, played by Tony nominee Hailey Kilgore, whose life is sent into a tailspin when there’s a robbery at her work. Grier will play Mama, the […]

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Bacon Headed to TCM Classic Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Pam Grier, Jane Seymour, Tony Bill, Margaret O’Brien, Drew Barrymore, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Lori Petty, Kevin Bacon and Topher Grace are on the way to the TCM Classic Film Festival next month. For a 40th anniversary screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), which kicks off the April 21-24 event in Hollywood, Barrymore will walk […]

Arthur Marks, Producer and Director on ‘Perry Mason’ and a Blaxploitation Maverick, Dies at 92

Arthur Marks, the producer and director who worked on 'Perry Mason' for nearly a decade before guiding such blaxploitation favorites as 'Detroit 9000,' 'Friday Foster' and 'Bucktown,' has died. He was 92.

‘Poms’: Film Review

In 'Poms,' directed by Zara Hayes, Diane Keaton leads a rebellious group of retirees to form a cheerleading squad.

‘Bless This Mess’: TV Review

ABC's new Lake Bell/Dax Shepard comedy 'Bless This Mess' is 'Green Acres' meets 'The Money Pit,' but it has a strong enough cast that if it ever gets past the cliches, it could be quite appealing.

Diane Keaton Takes on Retirement Communities and Cheerleading in ‘Poms’ Trailer

The first trailer for the Diane Keaton feature 'Poms,' about members of a sunny retirement community who decide to take part in a cheerleading competition. Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman and Jackie Weaver star in the uplifting comedy, hitting theaters May 10, from 'The Legend of Billie Jean King' director.

Pam Grier, Rhea Perlman Join Diane Keaton in ‘Poms’

Pam Grier and Rhea Perlman are joining Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver in comedy "Poms," about a group of women that form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community.

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

Remedies for late-summer multiplex blues in Los Angeles include vintage French crime films, classic Japanese melodramas, blaxploitation gems and more.

Florence Henderson’s Director on Her Final Film: “Raunchy Jokes,” Thai Food and Caring for Everyone on Set

"She did not get the range of material she deserved," says helmer Srikant Chellappa, who cast the 'Brady Bunch' mom as a killer in the feature 'Grandmothers Murder Club.'

Critic’s Notebook: Even When They’re ‘Hateful,’ Tarantino Loves His Female Characters

The brutal treatment of Jennifer Jason Leigh's character in 'The Hateful Eight' may ignite the blogosphere with charges of misogyny, but a survey of Tarantino's work suggests the filmmaker's deep love for his female characters.

‘Cleveland Abduction’: TV Review

The Ariel Castro abduction case gets the full Lifetime treatment. That's not a good thing.