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Over the ensuing decades, it earned a sarcastic write-up in the Medved brothers' compendium of bad film, "The Golden Turkey Awards," received a withering 1 1/2-star review in Leonard Maltin's movie guide and seemed doomed to a life on late-late shows and third-tier cable channels. But, somewhere along the way, the film was resuscitated -- and reconsidered. The Fox Movie Channel ran it, Netflix streamed it, Bogdanovich hosted a theatrical screening and just last month it came out on Blu-ray . The new release, which benefited from edits at the hands of a studio archivist and Bogdanovich himself, has earned praise from some quarters and grudging recognition from others. It turns out that "At Long Last Love," once reviled as "At Long Last Lousy," is quite charming -- no "Singin' in the Rain," perhaps, but certainly not "one of those grand catastrophes that make audiences either hoot in derisive surprise or look away in embarrassment," as Time magazine said in its 1975 review. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/10/showbiz/movies/big-bombs-revisited/index.html









I laughed a lot while watching "The Heat," in which you play Sandra Bullock's hard-ass boss. How was it working with her and Melissa McCarthy, and would you like to do more comedy in the future? I've done a lot of comedy in my life in films and theater. Not too much in English or in the U.S. but it's a genre that I like very much. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://tv.yahoo.com/news/bridge-star-demian-bichir-hollywood-always-throws-little-124250696.html







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In the past year, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been a major concern in Hollywood, since the entertainment industry does a lot of business overseas and has been chasing new opportunities in countries like China. A ruling on Thursday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will offer no relief from anxiety over potential liability when the government decides to crack down on instances of bribery in foreign countries. our editor recommends Silvio Berlusconi's Daughter Questioned in Mafia Bribery Case Bringing the appeal were Gerald Green, whose producing credits include Rescue Dawn, and Patricia Green, who was a producer of The New Swiss Family Robinson. The husband-and-wife team also ran the Bangkok International Film Festival after winning contracts from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The festival brought in an estimated $140 million of profits and ranked among the top 15 film festivals in the world. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/two-hollywood-producers-cant-escape-583974