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Grace Kelly Collection Coming July 29 on DVD

17 July 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …

On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.

About the Films

Mogambo (1953)

Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa, »

- Jeff Bayer

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Eileen Ford, Founder of Ford Models, Is Dead at 92

10 July 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Eileen Ford, who co-founded Ford Models with her husband Jerry in 1946 - essentially inventing the modern modeling business, and exerting enormous influence on the world's views of human beauty - has died at 92. She had been hospitalized last week after suffering a fall at her New York apartment. In a statement to People about her mother, Katie Ford said: "Eileen loved Jerry and her family and her friends, as well as Le Cirque, football, ballet, bellini's, Benny Goodman, “21”, books on history, the New York Post and The New York Times, Seinfeld, The Stork Club, her flower garden, The Ritz in Paris, »

- Tim Nudd

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Your Guide to Royal Weddings

7 July 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

While many royal weddings don't garner the attention of Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day, it doesn't mean that they lack in lavishness. Over the weekend, Prince Amedeo of Belgium tied the knot with Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein in an elegant Italian ceremony. The pair dated for more than seven years before marrying, and the bride said "I do" to the prince in Rome while wearing a tiara and a gown with a sweeping train. These couples' weddings are part of a long tradition of elaborate royal weddings around the world. In 2012, Luxembourg treated its Crown Prince Guillaume to an extravagant affair when he married Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The celebration, which reportedly cost around $650,000 and was funded by taxpayers, spanned multiple days and included a guest list packed with kings, queens, and other royals from around the world. In Brunei, Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah, »

- Annie Gabillet

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10 Great Fireworks Scenes from Movies

4 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Happy 4th of July everyone! It's not hard to imagine that my favorite part about this holiday is the fireworks! I love lighting them up and watching them go off. I even attempted to make my own at one point… I'll never do that again. As a tribute to this patriotic American holiday celebrating our independence, I've put together a top 10 list of great fireworks scenes from the movies. 

The Sandlot

This is by far one of the most American 4th of July scenes ever put on film. You've got a group of kids playing baseball in the 1950s on the 4th of July. 

An American Tail

Behold, the Giant Mouse of Minsk! This scene is both thrilling and incredibly scary. It's such a cool fireworks scene though.

To Catch a Thief

Alfred Hitchcock was a filmmaking genius, and this scene features fireworks going on in the background as Cary Grant »

- Joey Paur

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Wargames Remake Finds A New Director, Actor Shortlist Revealed

24 June 2014 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

We've been hearing talks about a Wargames remake going back all the way to 2011 when Horrible Bosses-helmer Seth Gordon was attached to make the movie, but now the film is finally ready to move forward again - albeit with a new writer and director. New reports say that Dean Israelite, the filmmaker behind the upcoming time travel thriller Project Almanac, and Arash Amel, the screenwriter behind the Aaron Eckhart thriller Erased and the upcoming Grace Kelly biopic Grace of Monaco, are now in talks with MGM to start working on the reboot of the 80s techno thriller. The news about the guys taking care of things behind the scenes comes from Deadline, but The Wrap also has info on the actors who are being considered for the lead role, played by Matthew Broderick in the original: Ansel Elgort The first name on the list is Ansel Elgort, who you »

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‘The Last of Robin Hood’ Trailer: Kevin Kline is Errol Flynn

24 June 2014 4:10 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

The biopic is an age-old Hollywood tradition. Dating back to at least legendary French director Georges Méliès’ 1899 version of Joan of Arc, the glammed-up spectacle of a famous person’s life story has become a staple of movie genres. Within that genre is a more self-absorbed sub-genre: the life of a movie star.

Or at least, a celebrity connected to Hollywood. The past few years have seen Sir Anthony Hopkins take on the role of the great Hitchcock, Nicole Kidman played Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco, and now Oscar-winner Kevin Kline will portray perhaps the most iconic action star of the Golden Age of cinema Errol Flynn, in The Last of Robin Hood.

Based on a true story, the film’s trailer (above) follows the 50-year-old Flynn – his time as a major star behind him – as he takes up with then-17-year old ...

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- Anthony Vieira

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Film Review: ‘Altman’

20 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Given the who’s-who of collaborators and acolytes of the late Robert Altman assembled for this feature-length tribute, it would have been all too easy for director Ron Mann to let the film turn into a loose, digressive — indeed, Altmanesque — jamboree of war stories and portable wisdom. But to great, stirring effect, “Altman” charts a different course, drawing on a wealth of existing material to tell the filmmaker’s story largely in his own, brashly eloquent words, and through generous clips from his massive, admittedly uneven, always uncompromising filmography. The result captures Altman the artist and the man, the one inseparable from the other, about as well as any two-hour film could hope to do. The pic makes its broadcast debut on Epix Aug. 6, following its June 20 premiere as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s ongoing Altman retrospective.

Working closely with Altman’s widow, Kathryn, and his frequent producer, »

- Scott Foundas

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Cindy Crawford on Kids' Future Modeling Careers: "I Could Be A Stage Mom"

20 June 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, some celebrity style crushes never go away. Case in Point: Cindy Crawford, who first stole our hearts in the late '80s on MTV's House of Style and continues to do so thanks to her effortless approach to aging—and her willingness to share her anti-aging beauty secrets. "Dr. Sebagh, I'm telling you," Crawford, still impossibly stunning at 48, told Us Weekly of her co-founder of Meaningful Beauty skin care line on June 18 in New York City. "He's all about maintenance, which [...] »

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Royal Babies Through the Years

18 June 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Oh, you thought Prince George had cornered the market on adorable royal babies? Think again! Be it three adorable Dutch sisters, Monaco's Prince Albert in mother Grace Kelly's arms, or newborn Princess Amalia of Luxembourg, these blue-blooded babes have posed for many precious portraits. Flip through our royal baby book now. Source: Getty / Handout, Interactive Press, Stf, Anwar Hussein »

- Annie Gabillet

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Stars align for teen romance; The Rover struggles

16 June 2014 6:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Fox.s emotional teen drama/romance The Fault in Our Stars continues to top the Australian box office in the second week of its release.

Starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort and based on John Green.s book of the same name, the film follows the plight of two teenagers who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group.

The film raked in $2,438,860 over 320 screens, averaging $7,621 per screen, bringing its Aus box office total to $8,097,217 so far..

Another win for Fox is the sequel to the 2010 hit How to Train Your Dragon. The follow up film, How to Train Your Dragon 2, is a computer-animated action-fantasy voiced by an illustrious line up of stars, including Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristin Wiig and Jonah Hill.

In its second week of preview screenings, the movie amassed an impressive $2,170,106 over 484 screens, taking its total tally to $ 5,233,677.

Roadshow.s sci-fi action flick »

- Emily Blatchford

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Oscar-nominated actress Martha Hyer dies at 89

10 June 2014 1:02 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Martha Hyer, best known for her Oscar-nominated turn as Frank Sinatra’s love interest in 1958′s Some Came Running, died May 31 in her Santa Fe home. The actress was 89.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1924, Hyer studied theater at Northwestern University before joining the Pasadena Playhouse in California. There, she was spotted by a Hollywood talent agent and later signed a three-year contract with Rko Pictures.

Hyer married the director C. Ray Stahl in 1951. Stahl went on to direct his wife in the African safari film The Scarlet Spear in 1954, the same year the couple divorced. But 1954 wasn’t a »

- Jake Perlman

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Teenage romance smashes Cruise/Blunt sci fi; Grace of Monaco not so royal

10 June 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Young adult drama The Fault in Our Stars beat out the projects of Hollywood heavyweights Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman to nab the top spot in the Australian box office over the weekend.

Based on John Green.s book of the same name, the plot revolves around the romance between teenagers Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort); both of whom are battling cancer.

Distributed by Fox on 273 screens and directed by Josh Boone, the film raked in an impressive $3,776,246 in its opening weekend . averaging a sweet $13,832 per screen.

That.s over double the efforts of Edge of Tomorrow, Dou Liman.s action sci-fi starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, which took in an average of $6,339 per screen.

Edge of Tomorrow follows Cruise as an officer who gets caught in a time loop while at battle with an alien race. Blunt is the Special Forces Warrior who helps bring him up to speed. »

- Emily Blatchford

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Hollywood Fashion Icons

9 June 2014 4:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With infamous Hollywood fashion icons such Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor paving the way, today’s celebrities have difficult acts to follow. However, many established superstars and up-and-coming names are successfully establishing a place for themselves among some of the greatest celebs to ever hit the tabloids. From Kim Kardashian and her infamous sisters, to country darlings, like Taylor Swift, female personalities are creating new style trends and launching unique traditions of their own!

Kim Kardashian:

Before becoming a household name after first appearing on the hit reality show, ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian opened the Dash Clothing store in California. They later opened fashion outlets in Miami and New York City. Kim Kardashian has also ventured out on her own in the beauty and fashion industry, whether to collaborate with Lighthouse Beauty in creating her own unique signature fragrance or to serve »

- David Agnew

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Grace of Monaco Review

6 June 2014 4:31 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Charting a year of her marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Nicole Kidman steps into the very expensive shoes of Grace Kelly in a movie that wants to capture the real life fairytale the actress lived (I know this, because they mentioned she was living a fairy tale about fifty times). Set in 1962, the same year Rainier (Tim Roth) clashed with France over tax law, it tries to delve into the drama of the obvious culture clash Grace experienced, but instead delivers an absolute shambles of a film, choking us with melodrama until we pass out. Grace of Monaco kicks off with a title card tellings us this is a fictionalised account of real life events. That should tell you all you need to know about the movie really, clumsily shoehorning Grace into proceedings in the most eye rolling way possible. Now, I don't claim to know the ins »

- (Tom White)

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Grace of Monaco movie review: it’s hard to be a woman

6 June 2014 1:14 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

It’s not exactly emotionally enthralling, but there’s still much that’s intriguing in this portrait of a woman who refused to let herself be pushed out of frame. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

This “fictional account inspired by real events” isn’t exactly emotionally enthralling, which I suspect is an unintended side effect of director Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) and screenwriter Arash Amel consciously avoiding the “fairy tale” Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s life became after she married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. Though why they imagine that “dour” and “chilly” equals “real,” I don’t know. That said, there’s still much that’s intriguing in this portrait of a woman adapting her skills to a new situation, in its acknowledgement — still a subversive one half a century later! »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Grace Of Monaco, film review: Creaky and at times risible, but Kidman saves the day

5 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Grace of Monaco is a cursed project. Before it was even finished, material was destroyed in the labs, requiring reshooting. Then, there was the well-publicised spat between the Us distributors and the French producers over the final cut. Princess Grace's relatives were unhappy about the biopic, which was almost universally lambasted when it opened the Cannes Festival. It may seem strange to defend Grace when its own actors are distancing themselves from its likely commercial failure but, taken as old-fashioned, star-driven melodrama, the film has some very strong elements. There is a real febrile intensity to Nicole Kidman's long-suffering princess that rekindles memories of the performances you would find in Marlene Dietrich or Greta Garbo movies. »

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Nicole Kidman's Grace of Monaco turns down Alfred Hitchcock - watch

5 June 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicole Kidman's performance as actress-turned-royal Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco prompted plenty of attention.

In this clip from the film, Kidman's Grace turns down an approach from Alfred Hitchcock (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) to return to the silver screen to play the title role of Margaret 'Marnie' Edgar.

Kelly's rejection meant that Hitchcock briefly shelved the project to work on The Birds, where he gave Tippi Hedren her screen debut

When he returned to Marnie a year later, he opted to keep his leading blonde, who starred opposite "some Scottish fellow" that Cubby Broccoli was raving about.

Watch the trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie below: »

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Watch: Nicole Kidman Meets Alfred Hitchcock In 3 Clips From 'Grace Of Monaco'

4 June 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In our rundown of The 6 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Moments From Cannes Opener "Grace Of Monaco," Jessica Kiang noted the appearance of Alfred Hitchcock, as played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths, as one of them. "He’s Hitchcock, see, so obviously he’ll never manage to get through a single sentence without shoehorning in a reference to one of his films, or some sort of life lesson delivered as an opaque nod to the craft of filmmaking," she wrote and in this new clip from the movie, you can sorta see what she means. International distributors Warner Bros. have dropped a handful of new scenes from the movie, and while critics were quite hard on the film, it doesn't quite look a disaster (though it still doesn't look very good other). We get a sequence between Kidman's Grace Kelly and her (as our review describes it) "Catholic sensei" as played by Frank Langella. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Film Review: 'Grace of Monaco'

3 June 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★☆☆☆☆The much-maligned opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival was the geographically apposite Grace of Monaco (2014), starring Nicole Kidman as the Philadelphia-born Hollywood actress who married a prince. The film begins with a quote from Grace Kelly herself: "The idea of my life as a fairytale is itself a fairytale." Anyone hoping for a curative dose of reality has been sadly misled. The film isn't just bad - it's awful - ineptly directed (Olivier Dahan), terribly written (Arash Amel) and bafflingly acted by an assortment of miscast faces. Tim Roth has never been an actor of broad range, but his Prince Rainier III is simply Tim Roth wearing a pair of spectacles and an appropriate moustache.


- CineVue UK

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Behind the Scenes Featurette for Cannes Opener 'Grace of Monaco'

3 June 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

After debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last month, the delayed, once-hopeful awards contender Grace of Monaco will likely hit theaters sometime later this year. But if the reviews out of France are true, it likely won't be in the Oscar race. The film was once slated for a March release before being held for Cannes, and now we get a better look at the film starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth by way of a nearly 10-minute featurette that comes from Cannes. Kidman and Roth discuss the story and the real-life characters of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, and we see plenty of footage from the film as well. Watch! Here's the featurette for Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco from Film 4: Olivier Dahan (La Vie en Rose) directs Grace of Monaco from a script by Arash Amel (who's writing the I Am Legend sequel). Nicole Kidman »

- Ethan Anderton

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