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    Remembering Gene Wilder with his best on-screen moments

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

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    Take Two: Revisiting "Stir Crazy"

    Type: Article | Date: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

    How does the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy hold up 35 years later?
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    Gene Wilder was so much more than his pitch-perfect work as Willy Wonka

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Aug 29, 2016

    We pay tribute to the terrific comic performer who left behind such a rich body of work
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    Richard Pryor's widow: Bill Cosby is 'a piece of s***'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 23, 2015

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    Jay Leno Gives Awesome Advice on 'Last Comic Standing'

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

    Jay Leno is an authority on standup. Period.
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    Type: Video | Date: Monday, Aug 15, 2016

    Ease on down the yellowbrick road with The Wiz starring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical when Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanting wonderland of Oz where she encounters the S
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    Lily Tomlin and the generational feminism of her new film 'Grandma'

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

    We sat down with a national treasure to talk about absolutely everything
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    Forest Whitaker steps in to produce the Richard Pryor biopic - but will it actually happen?

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013

    Honestly, this project seems cursed...
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    More, More, More Leslie Jones on 'SNL' Please.

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

    The "SNL" writer sparked outrage with her "Weekend Update" slave breeding jokes, but Jones' irreverence gave us something more than shock value: actual perspective.
  • Richard Pryor Collection: 4 Film Favorites

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010

    Includes:The Mack (1973), MPAA Rating: R Uptown Saturday Night (1974), MPAA Rating: PG Greased Lightning (1977), MPAA Rating: PG Moving (1988), MPAA Rating: R The Mack A box-office success during the early '70s, this blaxploitation flick traces the life of a Bay Area pimp facing drug dealers, crooked cops and fellow pimps ready to settle a few scores. Richard Pryor makes a small appearance as Slim. ~ John Bush, All Movie Guide Uptown Saturday Night Uptown Saturday Night is a delightful comedy directed by and starring Sidney Poitier. Steve Jackson (Sidney Poitier) is a factory worker. One evening, when boredom gets the best of him, Steve and his pal Wardell (Bill Cosby) decide to go to an underground gambling club to have some fun. While they are there the place is held-up and Steve's wallet is stolen. When Steve and Wardell learn that the wallet contains a winning lottery ticket, the friends go on a desperate search to find it. Shape Eye Washington (Richard Prior), an incompetent private eye, is enlisted to aid them in their search through the criminal underworld where they come up against Geechie Dan Beauford (Harry Belafonte) the mobster who runs the town. Belafonte, in a hilarious parody of Marlon Brando in The Godfather, steals the show. The movie was a huge success and led to two sequels, Let's Do It Again and A Piece of the Action, both also directed by Poitier. ~ Linda Rasmussen, All Movie Guide Greased Lightning Based on the life story of NASCAR auto racing champion Wendell Scott, this film, starring Richard Pryor as Scott, covers his struggles -- from the end of World War II to 1971-- to overcome racism and gain the freedom to demonstrate his winning auto-racing skills to everyone. He is not without support: he has Mary Jones (Pam Grier), his loving wife, a sense of humor, and quite a few good friends, including the white race-car driver Hutch (Beau Bridges). Filmed in the Atlanta area, this movie features performances by folksinger Richie Havens, Julian Bond (later a Congressman), and Maynard Jackson (at one time Atlanta's mayor). ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide Moving A transit engineer and his family must face the gargantuan task of moving from New Jersey to Boise, Idaho in this lively comedy starring Richard Pryor. It all begins after he gets a really great job out West. Unfortunately, his family is less than thrilled with the prospect. The furniture movers, who prove to be crooks, and their crazy neighbors conspire to make matters all the worse. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide
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