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Actress Carrie Fisher has died

12:00 pm Dec. 27, 2016

Iconic actress Carrie Fisher has died, according to her family.

She was 60.

Said a family spokesman: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly . Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

Fisher went into cardiac arrest flying from London to Los

Variety honors Jeff Nichols with Creative Impact award

11:52 am Dec. 27, 2016

Film industry bible Variety will honor “Loving” director Jeff Nichols with one of their Creative Impact awards. Other honorees include “Captain Fantastic” star Viggo Mortensen and “Hidden Figures” producer Pharrell Williams.

The three will be fêted

The teaser for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ has us screaming ‘PLEASE BE A GOOD MOVIE!’

10:36 am Dec. 19, 2016

Real talk: Directed by Ridley Scott, based incredibly loosely on the book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K Dick, featuring a title by William Burroughs, 1982’s “Blade Runner” remains one of the great sci-fi movies. Gorgeous cinematography, stunningly tactile visual effects, incredible performance from Rutger Hauer as the replicant who may indeed have a soul, using Harrison Ford for all of the things Harrison Ford does