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RIP Dick Miller

Dick Miller was the kind of actor the phrase “no small parts” was made for. People remember his performances, no matter how brief or seemingly unimportant, simply because he made his character memorable. Mr. Futterman is probably his canon performance: the one everyone knows. One of the reasons we remember it is because Miller sells us on the mortal terror …

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Today in Movie History: June 8

We’ve been getting our 80s on recently, and today is a red letter date for that. We’ll start with the earliest: Trading Places, John Landis’s Wall Street retake on The Prince and the Pauper, remains a doggedly entertaining comedy provided you can accept that its heroes emerge triumphant via insider trading. Buoyed by Dan Aykroyd’s fantastic blue-blood buffoon and Eddie …