Movies

TRAILER: Rebels On Pointe

Film Journal reviews: Beloved by dance aficionados, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, known as The Trocks by its devoted international following, is a New York-based, all-male classical-ballet comedy troupe. Its members are doubly extraordinary. Not only are they exquisitely trained ballet dancers with top-drawer technique, including a mastery of pointe work (typically only done by females), but they are ...

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Breakfast At Tiffany Is Now An Actual Thing

The New York Daily News reports: Breakfast at Tiffany’s turned into lunch for hundreds of hungry diners Friday as the famed boutique’s new café struggled to meet demand on its opening day. A crush of well-heeled customers greeted the opening of the 40-seat Blue Box Café, the first restaurant for the 180-year-old luxury jeweler on Fifth Ave. At 10 a.m., ...

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TRAILER: Steven Spielberg’s The Post

Mashable reports: Well, this all feels chillingly familiar. Steven Spielberg’s The Post centers on a team of journalists working to expose the U.S. government for lying to the American people. But it’s not a story about our current situation – it’s about The Washington Post publishing the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star as publisher ...

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Mark Wahlberg: Forgive Me God For Boogie Nights

The Chicago Tribune reports: It may have been a critical and commercial hit, but actor Mark Wahlberg says he’s prayed to God for forgiveness for his role in the 1997 movie “Boogie Nights.” Standing next to Cardinal Blase Cupich on Friday night in Chicago, Wahlberg, a committed Catholic, told Chicago Inc., “I just always hope that God is a movie ...

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TRAILER: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Verge recaps: There’s a lot to take in with this new trailer: there’s a new look at Rey’s training on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker, who tells her that he’s only seen power like hers once before — and that it didn’t scare him enough. He’s presumably talking about Kylo Ren, who we see piloting his fighter, only to hesitate ...

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Federal Court Orders $32M Fine For Robocalls Voiced By Mike Huckabee To Promote 2012 Christian Movie

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday ordered a Virginia man and his companies to pay $32.4 million in damages for improper robocalls narrated by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that promoted a religious-themed movie. U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber said in the ruling that Gabriel Joseph III and his companies violated the Telephone ...

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Matt Damon: Trump Made Directors Create “Bullshit” Roles For Him In Order To Film At Trump Tower

“The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. [Director] Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a bullshit shot: Donald Trump walks in ...

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Reese Witherspoon To Produce Westboro Baptist Biopic

Variety reports: Marc Webb has come on board to direct the upcoming feature film “This Above All,” based on the true-life story of Megan Phelps-Roper, former member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Producers are Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Condé Nast Entertainment, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories, Marc Webb and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. ...

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Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies At Age 91

Variety reports: Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who teamed with Dean Martin in the 1950s and later starred in “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy” before launching the Muscular Dystrophy telethon, has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Over the past 10 years of his life, the cranky icon’s reputation soured as he was forced to apologize for ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #149

Clip description: Journey To The Center Of The Earth: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl and Peter Ronson take a trip to the middle world in Jules Verne’s “Journey To The Center Of The Earth,” 1959. Shot on location in Cinemascope and Technicolor as only Fox could and with a sumptuous score by Bernard Herrmann, it’s the perfect adventure for ...

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Pulitzer Winner Sam Shepard Dies At Age 73

Broadway World reports: Broadway World has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 30 at home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. Shepard is the author of forty-four plays as well as ...

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Actor John Heard Dies At Age 71

ABC News reports: John Heard, known for his memorable roles in the “Home Alone” movies and “The Sopranos,” died on Friday, the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office confirmed to ABC News. Heard was 71, the medical examiner said. Heard’s rep did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment, and the details of his death remain unknown. Born ...

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Oscar Winner Martin Landau Dies At Age 89

The Guardian reports: Martin Landau, the actor whose gaunt, hangdog features graced films by film-makers as varied as Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Tim Burton has died. He was 89, and his death was confirmed by his publicist “following a short hospitalization”. Arguably Landau’s career high point arrived in 1995, when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for his ...

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Zombie Legend George Romero Dies At Age 77

The Los Angeles Times reports: Legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, father of the modern movie zombie and creator of the groundbreaking “Night of the Living Dead” franchise, has died at 77, his family said. Romero died Sunday in his sleep following a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” according to a statement to The Times provided by his longtime ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #148

Clip description: Otto Preminger brings an all-star cast to Washington to shoot Alan Drury’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel ADVISE AND CONSENT (’62). Set against the political atmosphere of the Kennedy Years, the cast includes Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon, Don Murray, George Grizzard, Paul Ford, Gene Tierney in her first role after a five-year bout with mental illness and Charles Laughton ...

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TRAILER: The Greatest Showman

Deadline reports: Twentieth Century Fox unwraps P.T. Barnum-inspired musical The Greatest Showman on December 25 this year, and today has dropped the first trailer for the Hugh Jackman-starrer. Directed by Michael Gracey, the showbiz origins story features original songs by La La Land‘s Oscar winning lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Jackman plays Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing ...

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TRAILER: Hello Again

This looks GREAT. Via press release: SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. ...

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #147

Clip recap: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Ameche light up the sky along with the great Chicago fire in Darryl F. Zanuck’s spectacular “In Old Chicago” (1937). Directed by Zanuck’s favorite in house director; Henry King, this was 20th Century Fox’s disaster film entry following the huge success of MGM’s “San Francisco” . The all star cast features includes ...

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Actor Roger Moore Dies At Age 89

The BBC reports: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me. Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after “a short but brave battle with ...

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TRAILER: Blade Runner 2049

Slate recaps: The full-length trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has finally arrived, and, let’s get this out of the way first: It looks amazing. With cinematography by infinite Oscar nominee Roger Deakins and production by Dennis Gassner, the world of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel looks to rival Ridley Scott’s original for misty dystopian moodiness, with just a touch of Only God ...

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