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The Bridge on the River Kwai

9 July 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

David Lean's epic tale of stoicism and fortitude from World War Two stars Alec Guinness as the British officer who, given little choice, commands his fellow PoWs to build a strategic railway bridge for their Japanese captor. William Holden is the American saboteur in charge of the Allied operation engineered to undo all their work. With hard-baked ideas of morality and defiance appearing to crack under the Asian sun, the only certainty is that you'll never forget how to whistle the theme tune. »

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The Definitive War Movies: 10-1

2 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are, at the top of the mountain. We’ve had plenty from every war imaginable, some supportive of war efforts, some not. But the more interesting war films really focus on the people; the internal struggles those men and women have about what they are doing. Whether made in America, Germany, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else, war is not just a battle between good and evil. It’s a life and death struggle between opposing sides that may not be that different. The movies at the top of this list may be subtle or straightforward, but each of them is a clear snapshot that lets audiences see what it means to fight, so they don’t have to.

10. Paths of Glory (1957)

Directed by: Stanley Kurbick

Conflict: World War I

Before Stanley Kubrick grabbed the rights, the source material for Paths of Glory had a long history. The novel, »

- Joshua Gaul

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New Star Wars Rebels Footage With First Look At Obi-Wan Kenobi (French)

26 June 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars Rebels is the new animated series that tells us what took place in the Star Wars universe between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. The first trailers were released on May 4th, but now we have a new snippet of footage, in French, and it shows us our favorite Jedi, Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi. Sir Alec Guinness played the character in the original trilogy and Ewan McGregor in him in the god awful prequel trilogy. Though, McGregor was one of the few bright spots from those films. Starring a small band of heroes -- Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper -- Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by Tie »

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'Star Wars' Gets a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Style Trailer

23 June 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you loved it or hated it, the first trailer for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy released in February certainly had an impact on comic book fans around the world, set to the Blue Swede classic tune "Hooked on a Feeling." YouTube user The Usual Suspect has managed to cut together footage from the original Star Wars trilogy (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi) into a new trailer that captures the same tone and plot points from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Some fans may consider Guardians of the Galaxy to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Star Wars, since it is essentially set in a "galaxy far, far away" from the previous Marvel movies and follows a similar group of "rebels" trying to restore balance to the galaxy. »

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5 Fatal Celebrity Car Accidents

22 June 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | | See recent newser news »

With Tracy Morgan recovering after a car accident that killed friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Radar looks back on 11 more deadly crashes involving celebrities. Five notable ones: Ryan Dunn: The 34-year-old Jackass star had a blood alcohol level of .196 and was going 130mph when his Porsche flew off a Pennsylvania road in 2011 , smashed through a guardrail, traveled into the woods, and erupted in flames. He and his passenger both died. James Dean: Of Dean's Porsche Spyder 550, actor Alec Guinness warned the 24-year-old, "If you get in that car you will be found dead in it »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Cinema Centenarians: Among Oldest Film People Still Around Are Best Actress Oscar Winner; Actress with, gasp, Twilight Connection

17 June 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oldest person in movies? (Photo: Manoel de Oliveira) Following the recent passing of 1931 Dracula actress Carla Laemmle at age 104, there is one less movie centenarian still around. So, in mid-June 2014, who is the oldest person in movies? Manoel de Oliveira Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira will turn 106 next December 11; he’s surely the oldest person — at least the oldest well-known person — in movies today. De Oliveira’s film credits include the autobiographical docudrama Memories and Confessions / Visita ou Memórias e Confissões (1982), with de Oliveira as himself, and reportedly to be screened publicly only after his death; The Cannibals / Os Canibais (1988); The Convent / O Convento (1995); Porto of My Childhood / Porto da Minha Infância (2001); The Fifth Empire / O Quinto Império - Ontem Como Hoje (2004); and, currently in production, O Velho do Restelo ("The Old Man of Restelo"). Among the international stars who have been directed by de Oliveira are Catherine Deneuve, Pilar López de Ayala, »

- Andre Soares

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Broadway B.O.: ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ Kills With $120,000 Bounce After Tony Win

16 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Update: Adds All The Way and figures from more shows: Savvy marketing and a Tony win for Best Musical conspired to give A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder a healthy box office spike last week. Just as important, the Tony win may account for the fact that folks are willing to pay top-dollar for the quirky, quick-change comedy based on the Alec Guinness chestnut Kind Hearts And Coronets. In addition to a $117,000 bounce at the Walter Kerr Theatre for a near-potential $851,000 – its best week since opening — average ticket price was up almost $22 to $121.89, according to figures […] »

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NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt Shares in ‘Gentleman’s Guide’ Tony Haul, Sets ‘Unsinkable’ Revival

11 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Most legit producers dream of winning a Tony Award. Bob Greenblatt was on a plane flying into New York from Los Angeles when the moment came for him on Sunday.

It’s no secret that the NBC Entertainment chairman harbors an abiding love for musical theater. His first big creative risk after taking the helm of NBC in January 2011 was the Broadway-centric “Smash,” and even if that bet didn’t pay off in the long run, last year’s broadcast of “The Sound of Music Live” sure did.

Less well-known, however, is Greenblatt’s longstanding involvement with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which just collected four Tony Awards, including the top honor for new musical. The show’s eventful backstory encompasses a decade-long struggle to get to the stage as the tuner slowly accumulated a team of friends, supporters and eventually producers. Greenblatt, it turns out, was one of them. »

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What Luck: There's Always More Alec Guinness to See

10 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Alec Guinness looks like no one, which means he can look like anyone. "Facially," the great critic and journalist Kenneth Tynan wrote, "he is akin to what John Locke imagined the mind of a newborn child to be — an unmarked blank, on which circumstances leave their casual trace." Few actors have been so elusive and so captivating at once, so microfaceted in their offhanded subtlety. No matter how well you think you know Guinness as a performer, there's always more to see.

Guinness's movies, particularly the comedies he did for Ealing Studios in the '40s and '50s, show up from time to time in repertory houses, and certainly on cable. But rarely do so many of the films made by this quietly magnificent actor show up in one glorious, lady-killing festival like the one »

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Mark Hamill Shows Off His 'Star Wars 7' Lightsaber Moves in New Video

6 June 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, Mark Hamill teased his trimmed-down bearded look for Star Wars: Episode VII in a new photo to promote his appearance at the Star Wars Weekends event he will be attending from June 6 to June 8. Now we get a video and interview that includes the actor showing off some of his new lightsaber moves alongside Mickey Mouse. Here, we get somewhat of an idea how the 62 year-old Mark Hamill will look reprising his iconic role as Luke Skywalker. The actor is now as old as Sir Alec Guinness was when he first took on his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams. »

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Luke Skywalker Will Likely Have A Beard In 'Episode VII' (Photo)

6 June 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Thanks to a context-free publicity photo of Mark Hamill holding a lightsaber and standing next to Mickey Mouse (in his Jedi gear) that honestly has us a little confused, we now know that Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode VII"... will have a beard. So there's that.

As Entertainment Weekly dutifully points out, Luke Skywalker's old(ish) man beardedness follows in the footsteps of Alec Guinness' Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original film, plus Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn in "The Phantom Menace" (isn't it easy to forget that Liam Neeson was in a "Star Wars" movie? He's got a particular set of Jedi skills). Presumably, this means Luke will be a mentor of some kind to a new batch of Jedis (possibly played by cast members Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Adam Driver). That's not too much of a stretch.

"Star Wars: Episode VII," which will undoubtedly feature a »

- Drew Taylor

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Luke Skywalker's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Look Teased in New Photo

5 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It wouldn't be another day without a Star Wars: Episode VII story, and today we have a new photo of Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. The actor is seen alongside a lightsaber-wielding Mickey Mouse in a promotional image for his appearance at Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends from June 6 through June 8, which hints at Luke Skywalker's new bearded look. It's worth noting that Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor both sported facial hair when they played Obi-Won Kenobi, so it's possible that Luke Skywalker could be training his own Jedi apprentice. The actor has also lost a considerable amount of weight to play Luke Skywalker again, which he comments on in a new interview that you can check out below this photo.

In a new interview with The Orlando Sentinel for his Star Wars Weekends appearance, the actor spoke about how he is preparing for his return as the Jedi master, »

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Ten Best: Gary Oldman Films

29 May 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Ask pretty much any of his peers and they would tell you that Gary Oldman is one of the most eclectic and brilliant actors of our generation. With a list of characters under his belt that threatens to rival the greats of yesteryear, Oldman is the go-to character actor of our time, consistently delivering dependably top rate performances regardless of genre. In RoboCop, he plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the chief scientist of Omni Foundation and creator of the human cyborg, who battles with ethics and the corruption of the company he is a part of. With the Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release set for 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the ten best Gary Oldman films.

Sid and Nancy (1986)

This 1986 British biopic portrayed the life of Sid Vicious, bassist of rock band The Sex Pistols, and his famed relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungeon (here played by »

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Trailers from Hell Crosses 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'

26 May 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Today on Trailers from Hell, John Landis deep dives into David Lean's classic war drama "The Bridge on the River Kwai." David Lean's 2 hour and 41 minute war drama was a box office smash in 1957, beloved not only by critics but World War II vets as well, regardless of the fact that its hero, played by Alec Guiness, is in fact an anti-hero, a by-the-book pedant whose obsession with military protocol only succeeds in aiding his enemy. The canny screenplay (by Carl Foreman) provides two compelling counterpoints to Guiness' driven colonel in William Holden’s deadbeat sailor and Sessue Hayakawa’s weak-willed commandant. Lean’s masterful command of the widescreen action and intimate drama makes "Bridge" an endlessly rewatchable experience »

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

25 May 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

David Lean's 2 hour and 41 minute war drama was a box office smash in 1957, beloved not only by critics but World War II vets as well, regardless of the fact that its hero, played by Alec Guiness, is in fact an anti-hero, a by-the-book pedant whose obsession with military protocol only succeeds in aiding his enemy. The canny screenplay (by Carl Foreman) provides two compelling counterpoints to Guiness' driven colonel in William Holden's deadbeat sailor and Sessue Hayakawa's weak-willed commandant. Lean's masterful command of the widescreen action and intimate drama makes Bridge an endlessly rewatchable experience.

The post The Bridge on the River Kwai appeared first on Trailers From Hell.


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Competition: Win 'Theatre of Blood' on Blu-ray

17 May 2014 12:27 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

A brilliant, bizarre 1973 comedy-horror, Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood pitches somewhere between a Hammer horror and the Alec Guinness-starring Ealing comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets. Vincent Price excels as the hammy, self-important and thoroughly psychotic Edward Lionheart, a veteran thespian who refuses to play anything other than Shakespeare - and makes the critics pay for their lack of recognition. To celebrate the Blu-ray release of the film on 17 May, we have Three copies of Theatre of Blood to give away to our blood-thirsty readers, courtesy of our friends at Arrow Video. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.


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Two More Linked To "Star Wars: Episode VII"

16 May 2014 1:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Have two more women hopped onboard J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" which just began filming in Abu Dhabi?

A report at Latino Review claims that there isn't one but two major female roles left that have yet to be announced, one of which has gone to the previously rumored Maisie Richardson-Sellers. The actress has reportedly been spotted around the production.

The other has been linked to a fresh face - Katie Jarvis. British film fans will remember her as the young female lead who hooks up with her mother's handsome but predatory boyfriend (Michael Fassbender) in Andrea Arnold's 2009 drama "Fish Tank".

There's no indication about either of the roles these actresses might be playing. The site also says the rumor of Adam Driver playing Han Solo's son is Not true.

Potential Major Plot Spoiler Ahead

Finally, the site says that Harrison Ford's beloved Han Solo »

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‘Elstree 1976′ Trailer: Meet the Masked Actors of ‘Star Wars’

9 May 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Star Wars made, well, stars out of actors like Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. But they’re only a few of the actors who populated the film. A couple others, such as Alec Guinness, had been stars for decades. Others, many of whom were part of the film’s masked cast, saw their characters rocket to incredible […]

The post ‘Elstree 1976′ Trailer: Meet the Masked Actors of ‘Star Wars’ appeared first on /Film. »

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25 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Making Movies

4 May 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Star Wars is important not just as a pop culture phenomenon, but also because the original trilogy was so innovative in its storytelling and production. Here is a list commemorating the top 25 aspects of movie making that Star Wars has forever changed.

Movies that usher in a new era of filmmaking are very rare. They exceed expectations not just because they are entertaining or have memorable stories, but because they expand our expectations as far as what movies are capable of. The original Star Wars trilogy is one collection of such films. A New Hope especially was a film that effectively raised the bar as far as what movies were capable of. The following is a list of the most important things that Star Wars has taught us about making movies. Audiences everywhere are forever indebted.

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. »

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On 'Star Wars' Day, a look at the franchise's Oscar history

4 May 2014 1:35 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Today is "Star Wars Day." You know, "May the fourth," because it sounds like "May the force (be with you)." Get It??? There has been plenty of "Star Wars" discussion this week as the people threatening to give us a seventh film in this storied franchise dropped a few casting details on the world. People like Oscar Isaac and Max von Sydow and Adam Driver will be joining old timers Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher for "Star Wars: Episode VII - Whatever Nifty Subtitle They Give It," and we'll probably be hearing about it constantly as the film forges on through production and post-production. To mark today's occasion, director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan offered up a video howdy, which you can watch below if these movies are your thing. In case it's not readily evident, they're certainly not my thing, but I can't very well be »

- Kristopher Tapley

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