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Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window – Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

10 July 2016 5:49 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window”.

Rear Window plays this weekend (July 15th and 16th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

As with so many of Alfred’s Hitchcock’s films, Rear Window (1954) is a wonderful example of how to take an almost absurdly simple idea and spin out the maximum tension, character, humor and drama from it. It should be boring (a movie set in one room with a guy who can’t move) and ludicrous (a killer who murders his wife and chops her up in front of his neighbors) but it’s quite the opposite – riveting and eerily plausible. If ever there was a film about voyeurism and its relationship to cinema, this is it; Hitchcock tells engrossing little silent movies of the tenants (the newlyweds, the sculptress, Miss Torso, »

- Tom Stockman

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A Knockout Celebration! Sylvester Stallone Rings in 70th Birthday in Monaco with Family - and Prince Albert

7 July 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sylvester Stallone celebrated his 70th birthday in Monaco among royalty Wednesday night, where the star was the surprise guest at a dinner party arranged by family and friends. The celebration also included one additional last-minute arrival - Monaco's Prince Albert, who brought a special gift for the Rocky star. Stallone, who arrived in Nice on Tuesday with wife Jennifer Flavin and their stylish daughters for an annual Riviera vacation, began his evening early, arriving at the principality's La Trattoria around 7:30 p.m. According to regional newspaper Nice Matin, the party was organized by Victoria and Issac Oberfeld - friends »

- Peter Mikelbank

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17 Classic Romance Movies You Can Stream on Netflix

22 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

While there are plenty of romance movies hitting theaters this Summer, some of the best films are from the days of old Hollywood. If you're an old soul at heart, then Netflix has some amazing options for you. From Marilyn Monroe's delightful comedies, to Grace Kelly's poised and elegant storylines, there are plenty of titles to keep you entertained. Check it out below and if you want a few more laughs, check out these romantic comedies. »

- Nile Cappello

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Next up on "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

14 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Update: Due to terrible events of week, and taking a mental health day, One From The Heart will be pushed back two days. Apologies for the inconvenience but that gives you two more days to watch it on Netflix and join us.

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Thursday June 16th 

One From the Heart (1982, Francis Ford Coppola. Us. 107 minutes)

This Las Vegas set musical was a financial disaster for Coppola's Zoetrope Studios but it's a fascinating visually rich curio. The film features an Oscar nominated song score by Tom Waits and cinematography by Ronald Victor García and Vittorio Storaro. [Amazon Prime | iTunes]

Tues. June 21st

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Germany. 124 minutes)

Many films by this prolific German auteur are frustratingly hard to access but this classic, featuring an all female cast and centering around a fashion designer is relatively easy to get so let's do it! Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus, who really needs to be given an Honorary Oscar immediately. He's 80 years old, still with us, and shot so many great American and German classics.  [Hulu | Amazon | Netflix | iTunes]

Tues June 28th

To Catch a Thief (1955, Alfred Hitchcock. Us. 106 minutes)

Something light & summery as the weather keeps on heating up. Join Cary Grant and Grace Kelly on the French Riviera. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Oscars. [Netflix Instant Watch  | Amazon | iTunes] »


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Top 10 Richest Monarchs on the Planet

18 May 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The concept of a monarchy may have all but lost its meaning in the United States, but in the rest of the world, the top earners of some countries come from this class.

Monarchies are a form of government which differs from a democracy, and have been around for more than twice as long. Until the 19th century, in these systems, an individual or family ruled in entirety for life.

Today Monarchs are seen as figureheads limited in political power, but greatly influential in shaping nations.

2016 has some of the world’s top earning monarchs. Although there are over 4 dozen sovereign nations in the world, the following are the cream of the crop when it comes to wealth.

All told, the world is made up of 44 monarchs. Although this list is only comprised of the top ten, there remain another 34 yet to be explored. As time progresses, it is conceivable »

- Jon

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Papa: Hemingway In Cuba – Review

29 April 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The fact-inspired film Papa: Hemingway In Cuba is a prime example of why a good director matters. As some sage once said, “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

The film is first American film shot in Cuba since Castro’s 1959 revolution, and there is so degree of thrill in seeing Hemingway’s home and the actual locations he frequented. In fact, the story takes place in 1959, with true-story basis loaded with dramatic potential. Sadly, producer-turned -director Bob Yari fails to put to good use to those elements, along with a strong cast. Only the most determined Hemingway devotees will get much out of Yari’s dull, pedestrian film.

Giovanni Ribisi plays young newspaperman Ed Myers (a stand-in for the real journalist Denne Bart Petitclerc, on whose memoir of his friendship with Hemingway the story is based). Ed writes a fan letter of sorts to his idol Hemingway, whom »

- Cate Marquis

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Where Hamilton Meets Princess Grace: Prince Albert Honors Stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Camille A. Brown

26 April 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Princess Grace left us decades ago, but the foundation in her name remains a cutting-edge supporter of the arts, evidenced by their honoring this year of Leslie Odom Jr. - who the organization singled out long before his star turn in award-winning smash hit Hamilton. Both Odom and choreographer Camille A. Brown will take home the Princess Grace Foundation-usa's 2016 Princess Grace Statue Awards at a gala in New York on October 24. • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.Grace's son, Prince Albert II of Monaco, tells People exclusively, "We are »

- Sara Hammel @sarawriting

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Top Ten Tuesday – The Top Ten Black Dresses In The Movies

26 April 2016 6:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Little Black Dress—From Mourning to Night is a free exhibit currently at The Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri). The exhibit runs through September 5th.

The Little Black Dress – a simple, short cocktail dress—is a sartorial staple for most contemporary women. Prior to the early 20th century, simple, unadorned black garments were limited to mourning, and strict social rules regarding mourning dress were rigidly observed.Featuring over 60 dresses from the Missouri History Museum’s world-renowned textile collection, this fun yet thought-provoking exhibit explores the subject of mourning, as well as the transition of black from a symbol of grief to a symbol of high fashion. You’ll also see fascinating artifacts—from hair jewelry to tear catchers—that were once a regular part of the mourning process. Plus, you’ll have the chance to share your own memories of your favorite »

- Tom Stockman

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William Holden: The Golden Boy of Vintage Hollywood

17 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This Sunday marks the birthday of William Holden, who was born April 17, 1918. The actor ranked No. 25 on AFI’s list of all-time great leading men. Since he had classic good looks, an expressive voice, and was an excellent actor who starred in some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies, why wasn’t he even higher on the list? Maybe because Holden had a special talent for always making his co-stars look so good.

He starred in many hit films opposite actors who had flashier roles: Gloria Swanson in “Sunset Boulevard,” Judy Holliday in “Born Yesterday,” Audrey Hepburn in “Sabrina,” Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in “The Country Girl,” Alec Guinness in “Bridge on the River Kwai,” and Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch in “Network.” Significantly, many of these actors won Oscars for their work. They gave great, showy performances, but Holden was the anchor of the films. It’s hard »

- Tim Gray

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See Private Family Photos of the Most Glamorous Wedding in History: Grace Kelly's Marriage to Prince Rainier

17 April 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It was the most glamorous wedding of its era - and six decades later, the marriage of Oscar winning-actress Grace Kelly and Monaco's Prince Rainier remains one of the most fairy-tale weddings of all time. In private family photos obtained by People and kept in the palace in Monaco, the timeless magic of April 18, 1956 can be seen both publicly and behind the scenes. "It was such an incredible affair, and it's left such a mark on people," the couple's only son and heir, Prince Albert, tells People. "What it has meant for people has been incredible. For us, it was »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Why Princess Grace's Spectacular Wedding Tiara Wasn't Really a Tiara

8 April 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

As one of the biggest Hollywood stars of her era, Princess Grace - before her wedding, she was known around the world as Rear Window star Grace Kelly - wasn't a typical royal bride. And she didn't accessorize like one either. Instead of a tiara, Princess Grace instead wore a beaded Juliet cap with an attached veil for her spectacular wedding to Monaco's Prince Rainier on April 18, 1956. Atop the cap was a layer of lace covered in tiny pearls along with flowers. While it wasn't actually a diamond-covered tiara, the piece was crown-like in appearance, with the pearls and flowers »

- Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_

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Review: Sturdy, Grounded, But Not Quite Satisfying 'Standing Tall' Starring Catherine Deneuve

1 April 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Last year, the Cannes Film Festival got off to the worst possible start. The opening night slot has always had ups and downs (read our feature on the best and worst of them here), and for every "Moonrise Kingdom" or "Up," there was a "Da Vinci Code" or "Blindness," but "Grace Of Monaco" was something else: a rotten, ill-conceived biopic of Grace Kelly that hasn't just skipped U.S theaters entirely, it's actually premiering on Lifetime. Festival head Thierry Fremaux clearly had some making up to do with this year's opening night film, and he's eschewed big Hollywood stars for a more modest, homegrown effort in Emmanuelle Bercot's "Standing Tall," which also marks the first time since Diane Kurys' "A Man In Love" in 1987 that a film from a female director has kicked off Cannes. The result is a sturdy, »

- Jessica Kiang

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Proud Dad Prince Albert Says Royal Twins Are Already Talking! Find Out Their Adorable First Words

25 March 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The halls of Monaco's Royal Palace are about to get a lot noisier! Monaco's Prince Albert exclusively tells People that his 15-month-old twins with wife Princess Charlene "have already begun talking." "It's a little sketchy still. They say 'mom,' 'daddy,' 'maman,' 'papa,' 'baby' and 'hello.' " the proud dad shares. And Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques may soon be singing as well - Albert reveals they've become very fond of a few classic kid favorites. "They keep listening to the same children's songs - 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' and 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' - and »

- Peter Mikelbank

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1950s Film Star Rita Gam Dies at 88

22 March 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Actress and first wife of famous director Sidney Lumet, Rita Gam has died, according to reports. She was 88. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gam died from respiratory failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. During her acting career, Gam starred in films like Saadia, Sign of the Pagan and King of Kings. Gam also played the real life role of one of Grace Kelly's bridesmaids when the actress wed Prince Ranier in 1956, THR adds. Aside from her on screen roles, Gam also starred in a handful of stage productions including Wit & Wisdom, Hamlet and There's a Girl in My Soup. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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1950s Film Star Rita Gam Dies at 88

22 March 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Actress and first wife of famous director Sidney Lumet, Rita Gam has died, according to reports. She was 88. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gam died from respiratory failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. During her acting career, Gam starred in films like Saadia, Sign of the Pagan and King of Kings. Gam also played the real life role of one of Grace Kelly's bridesmaids when the actress wed Prince Ranier in 1956, THR adds. Aside from her on screen roles, Gam also starred in a handful of stage productions including Wit & Wisdom, Hamlet and There's a Girl in My Soup. »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Rita Gam, Former Starlet and Ex-Wife of Sidney Lumet, Dies at 88

22 March 2016 3:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rita Gam, a ’50s film star and founding member of The Actor’s Studio, died Tuesday of respiratory failure in Los Angeles. She was 88. Gam’s credits include “Night People” and “Shoot Out” alongside Gregory Peck, “Hannibal” with Victor Mature and appearances on “The Rockford Files.” Later in life, Gam produced a series on the global film business and a PBS travel show called “World of Beauty.” Gam was the ex-wife of legendary director Sidney Lumet (“12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon”), and a close confidant to the late Grace Kelly, for whom she stood as bridesmaid during the “High Society” actress’ 1956 wedding to Prince. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Rita Gam, Glamorous Actress in 1950s Films, Dies at 88

22 March 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rita Gam, a glamorous actress who starred in such exotic films as Saadia with Cornel Wilde, Sign of the Pagan with Jack Palance as Attila the Hun and Nicholas Ray's biblical King of Kings, died Tuesday. She was 88.   Gam, who was director Sidney Lumet's first wife and a bridesmaid at Grace Kelly's 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier, died of respiratory failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publicist Nancy Willen said. Gam also appeared opposite Gregory Peck in Night People (1954) and Shoot Out (1971), in William Dieterle's Magic Fire (1955), with Victor Mature in Hannibal (1959) and with

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- Mike Barnes

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Beatrice Casiraghi Brings the Glamour for Night Out with Her New Royal In-Laws at Monaco's Rose Ball

20 March 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Fashion fit for the red carpet! Monaco's very own Kate and Wills went for jaw-dropping glamour at the annual Bal de la Rose on Saturday. Pierre Casiraghi - seventh in line to Monaco's throne - and new wife Beatrice stunned in complimentary looks for the Ball, held at the Monte-Carlo's Club's Salle des Étoiles, with the Italian heiress donning a larger-than-life tulle Giambattista Valli gown. Pierre, 28, opted for a double-breasted black tux, while his wife accessorized with a silver statement pendant and earrings. Vin Diesel . . . as Prince Albert . . . in a Bobsleigh?The Rose Ball, which was created by Princess Grace »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Monaco's Most Glamorous Royal Night of the Year Is Tomorrow - and We Have a Sneak Peek!

18 March 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's the most glamorous night of the year in the most glamorous country on earth. The annual Bal de la Rose ("Rose Ball" in English) is set to take place this Saturday in Monaco. First organized in 1954, the ball is a charity event benefiting the Princess Grace Foundation under the presidency of Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and Princess Caroline of Hanover. Held in the Sporting Monte-Carlo's Club's spectacular Salle des Étoiles ("room of stars"), the venue features a retractable roof to allow night sky views and overhead firework displays during an evening of fine dining and dancing. This year designer »

- Peter Mikelbank

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The Bronze – The Review

17 March 2016 4:36 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Bronze is a painfully funny portrait of a strikingly deranged and clueless young woman. Hope Annabelle Gregory (Melissa Rauch) is a celebrity in her home town of Amherst Ohio. She won the bronze in gymnastics at the Rome Olympics several years earlier, even after suffering a career-ending foot injury. Hope lives at home with her kind mailman dad Stan (Gary Cole), and avoids getting a day job at all costs. Her entitled life mostly consists of eating free meals at Sbarro while being rude to everyone she encounters. Her ex-coach dies and bequeaths Hope $500,000 contingent she gets the money only if she coaches the young hometown gymnastics phenom Maggie Townsend (Haley Lu Richardson) in her quest for Olympic fame. Also interested in Maggie’s future are the local gym manager Ben (or, as Hope calls him “Twitchy”, because of some unfortunate facial tics  -played by Thomas Middleditch) and Lance »

- Tom Stockman

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