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20 items from 2017


Why 'Slap Shot' Captures the 1970s Better Than Any Other Sports Movie

24 February 2017 6:37 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Over the last few decades – thanks in part to movies and TV shows like Dazed and Confused, Boogie Nights, Anchorman and HBO's Vinyl – there’s been a pronounced pop cultural tendency to reduce the 1970s to little more than a fabulous parade of campy signifiers like mirrored disco balls, brightly-painted muscle cars, platform shoes, bellbottomed jeans, tube tops, Afro hairdos, pornstaches and piles of cocaine.

It's an understandable impulse, of course. (Who doesn't love Afros or piles of cocaine?) But taking such a superficial approach to the seventies means glossing over the grittier, »

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Cinema’s Greatest Manhunt Movies

22 February 2017 4:53 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Manhunt movies have taken a shift over the years. Gone are the days of prohibition gangster heroism, liberating the common folk from the great depression with free flowing liquor. Times have changed and as Patriots Day shows us, heroes come in many forms and are often right under our noses.

Patriots Day exposes the stories of the everyday heroes involved in the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers following the devastating Boston Marathon attack in 2013. To celebrate the release of Peter Berg’s latest ‘based on true events’ film we’ve pulled together a list of the best manhunt movies currently at large.

Zero Dark Thirty

The exhausting hunt for Osama bin Laden was something the world was certainly aware of, but the cloak and dagger operation kept things under wraps until the evening of 1st May 2011 when in a seemingly sudden move, at least to the general population, bin Laden »

- The Hollywood News

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Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.

16 February 2017 4:13 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It was baffling when distributor Broad Green Pictures pulled Lucy Walker’s “Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Documentary” from the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, the same day as its intended premiere, with a press release that said the “post production process has taken longer than expected.”

Nearly a month later, Broad Green has made no further comment on the film’s status, but its homepage still boasts that “Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club documentary will have it’s [sic] official world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!”

That disconnect (and typo) could be a matter of sloppy site maintenance, but multiple IndieWire interviews with people familiar with Walker’s film and Broad Green suggest more complex issues dog the three-year-old would-be studio. (Walker declined to comment for this article; Broad Green executives didn’t respond to requests for comment.)

Read More: Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club Documentary Pulled From Sundance

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- Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey

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Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here’s Why.

16 February 2017 4:13 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It was baffling when distributor Broad Green Pictures pulled Lucy Walker’s “Untitled Buena Vista Social Club Documentary” from the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, the same day as its intended premiere, with a press release that said the “post production process has taken longer than expected.” Nearly a month later, Broad Green has made no further comment on the film’s status, but its homepage still boasts that “Lucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club documentary will have it’s [sic] official world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival!”

That disconnect (and typo) could be a matter of sloppy site maintenance, but multiple IndieWire interviews with people familiar with Walker’s film and Broad Green suggest more complex issues dog the three-year-old would-be studio. (Walker declined to comment for this article; Broad Green executives didn’t respond to requests for comment.)

See MoreLucy Walker’s Buena Vista Social Club Documentary Pulled From Sundance

Walker, »

- Anne Thompson and Graham Winfrey

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Batman at the Movies – The Films That Never Were

10 February 2017 6:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the Batman films that never were…

One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.

Batman vs Superman

“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe, »

- Tony Black

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Oscars: What Should Have Won – JFK for Best Picture over The Silence of the Lambs

10 February 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson on why JFK should have won Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards…

The Oscars celebrating the best of 1991 was a little more business as usual when compared to the stellar line-up of a year like the 1976 nominations. We had some good films, but not many that would go on to be iconic. The winner for Best Picture at this ceremony was The Silence of the Lambs, a win that I love because it demonstrated that even horror films could be Oscar worthy – and don’t go saying it’s a thriller, it’s a horror film. End of story.

However, while I love The Silence of the Lambs and the actors were more than deserving of their statuettes, I still feel that it wasn’t deserving of the top award.

In my view, the film that deserved the award was Oliver Stone’s controversial political thriller JFK. »

- Graeme Robertson

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Saban Renews President Bill Bromiley’s Contract Through 2020

9 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saban Films has renewed the contracts of president Bill Bromiley and chief financial officer Shanan Becker for a further four years, it announced Thursday. Bromiley and Becker will remain with the U.S. distributor through at least 2020.

“Bill and Shanan have exhibited the financial discipline necessary to guide the company to its second year of profitability in its short history. This extension shows our confidence in what they have built and their ability to guide the company into its next stage of growth,” said Haim Saban, chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group.

Before joining Saban Bromiley and Becker worked together as Rlj Entertainment, where Bromiley was responsible for content acquisition and Becker oversaw finance, planning, and analysis.

Saban acquires films for U.S. distribution across theatrical and various digital platforms. It has released 21 films since its creation in 2014, starting with Tommy Lee Jones’s western “The Homesman.” Other titles »

- Robert Mitchell

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Saban Films duo extend contracts through 2020

9 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.

Since it launched in May 2014, Saban has released 21 films including Tommy Lee Jones’s The Homesman and Colm McCarthy’s apocalyptic thriller The Girl With All the Gifts.

The company has another 16 lined up for its theatrical and digital platforms through 2018 and they include and Walter Hill’s The Assignment.

“Bill and Shanan have exhibited the financial discipline necessary to guide the company to its second year of profitability in its short history,” Saban Capital Group chairman and CEO Haim Saban said.

“This extension shows our confidence in what they have built and their ability to guide the company into its next stage of growth.” »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Saban Films Re-Ups President Bill Bromiley & CFO Shanan Becker

9 February 2017 8:59 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Saban Films has re-upped President Bill Bromiley and Chief Financial Officer Shanan Becker for another four years through to 2020. The Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company has launched 21 films with another 16 to be released through 2018 since it's inception nearly three years ago. Its slate ranges from theatrical releases such as Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman to VOD titles such as I Am Wrath, starring John Travolta and one of the biggest Fathom… »

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41 trailer scenes that didn’t make the final film

6 February 2017 3:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017

Star Wars, Terminator 2, Fantastic Beasts and more: they all have scenes in the trailer, that never made the final film...

More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important. 

See related  Iron Fist: what to expect from Marvel’s Netflix hero Luke Cage smashed Marvel's 2016 Netflix ratings Daredevil season 3: Vincent D’Onofrio mulls Fisk's return Marvel's The Defenders: more images arrive

A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »

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Billy Dee Williams on voicing Two-Face & Donald Glover playing Lando

3 February 2017 3:56 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

After appearing in Tim Burton's Batman as Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent, it was assumed at the time that he would return as Two-Face in a subsequent sequel. However, by the time Two-Face made a proper appearance in Batman Forever, the role was handed over to Tommy Lee Jones. Now, close to thirty years later, Billy Dee Williams will finally get the chance to play the character when... Read More »

- Kevin Fraser

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Billy Dee Williams on Secret 'Star Wars' Lunch With Donald Glover and Finally Playing Two-Face

3 February 2017 11:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In 1989, Billy Dee Williams starred as Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent in director Tim Burton's seminal Batman. The plan, as legend goes, was for Williams to return in subsequent Caped Crusader sequels as the dastardly, dichotomous villain Two-Face, but it never came to fruition.

Instead, for 1992's Batman Returns, Dent was replaced with Oswald Cobblepot, better known as the Penguin, and when Burton exited the franchise as a director, the role of Two-Face went to Tommy Lee Jones in 1995's Joel Schumacher-helmed Batman Forever. 

Now, 28 years down the line, Williams is finally getting the chance to »

- Patrick Shanley

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Lego Batman Movie Gotham Cribs Video Goes Inside Wayne Manor

2 February 2017 11:37 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has released a new preview for The Lego Batman Movie, giving fans a sneak peek into Batman's home life at Wayne Manor, a house which he says is the biggest in Gotham City. This "episode" of "Gotham Cribs" features Lego Batman (Will Arnett) starting the tour, confirming rumors that he is in Bruce Wayne's roommate. He then 'introduces' the Gotham billionaire. Bruce thanks Batman for being such a "great host and iconic superhero." The video later shows Bruce and Batman switching places through an open fridge door that conceals the costume change, after Bruce Wayne picks up a Batarang in the kitchen.

Warner Bros. debuted this hilarious video on YouTube earlier today. The tour continues, showing fans Bruce's elaborate pool with live dolphins, and an extravagant bedroom, which Batman never needs because he's fighting crime in Gotham City. The tour concludes with Wayne's "secret room," a.k. »

- MovieWeb

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Batman Forever: the version we never got to see

12 January 2017 1:52 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jan 18, 2017

Longer, darker and closer to what came before, the extended version of Batman Forever sounds interesting at the least...

Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever was a divisive movie, to say the least, and one that we’ve debated the merits of before on this site. But even those of us who like the film (this writer included) would be quick to admit that it’s nowhere near the brilliance of the preceding brace of Bat-movies from Tim Burton.

It’s intriguing to hear, then, that the original cut of Batman Forever weighed in at 2 hours 40 minutes. That’s 38 minutes of extra footage that never made it into cinemas; enough missing minutes to significantly alter the film. Would the original version of Batman Forever have garnered more love?

The fine folk at BatmanOnFilm.com have painstakingly procured information from every available source - earlier drafts of the script, »

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Watch Meryl Streep's Powerful Golden Globes Speech

8 January 2017 11:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Tonight, Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 74th Golden Globes. During her elegant acceptance speech the actress took critical aim at President-Elect, Donald Trump. The following is a transcript of what was said.

At tonight's #GoldenGlobes we honor Hollywood legend Meryl Streep with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award. pic.twitter.com/dxpeCDNXY6

— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017

Please sit down. Thank you. I love you all. You'll have to forgive me. I've lost my voice in screaming and lamentation this weekend. And I have lost my mind sometime earlier this year, so I have to read.

Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Just to pick up on what Hugh Laurie said: You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it: Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

But who are we, »

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La La Land Sweeps Golden Globes Awards With Record Seven Wins

8 January 2017 8:41 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

La La Land was the big winner at the 74th Golden Globes. With a record 7 awards, the film garnered wins for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director and Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Score (Justin Hurwitz) and Best Song (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul).

Written and directed by Chazelle, La La Land (review) tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Damien Chazelle

The Golden Globe for Best Drama went to director Barry JenkinsMoonlight. A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood »

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Meryl Streep Slams Trump, Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher Upon Accepting Cecil B DeMille Award at Golden Globes

8 January 2017 7:50 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Meryl Streep is feeling extra grateful.

The 67-year-old Florence Foster Jenkins star, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, took the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday to accept the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Streep, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe 30 times throughout her career, the most of any man or woman in all film and television categories combined, delivered a speech that was moving, inspiring and endearing.

"There was one performance this year that stunned me," Steep said while accepting her lifetime achievement award, seemingly shading President-elect Donald Trump without directly using his name. "It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made it's intended audience laugh, and show their »

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Golden Globes 2017: Meryl Streep Wins Cecil B. DeMille Award

8 January 2017 7:32 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday evening.

The veteran actress, who was nominated this year for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical for her work in Florence Foster Jenkins, was presented the honor by her Doubt costar Viola Davis.

“You make me proud to be an artist,” Davis, 51, told Streep. “You make me feel that what I had in me … is enough.”

Streep, an eight-time Golden Globe winner who has been nominated an astounding 29 times, proceeded to take the stage at the »

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A Look Back at Meryl Streep’s Record-Setting 30 Golden Globe-Nominated Roles

7 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Everyone talks about Meryl Streep’s record-setting number of Academy Award nominations, but perhaps even more impressive is the number of Golden Globe Award nominations she’s received: 30, as of this year, with her latest nod for Florence Foster Jenkins.  

In fact, the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to be so enamored with Streep that they’ll give her a nomination for pretty much anything (even Mamma Mia!). And now, they’re finally giving her the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.

In honor of Streep’s incredible feat — only Jack Lemmon has even come close, with »

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Upcoming TV and Film Anniversaries That Will Make You Feel Old in 2017

1 January 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we love an anniversary -- whether it’s the 20th anniversary of Scream or Clueless, 10 years in the life of The Hills or the magical time making No Doubt’s Magic Kingdom 20 years later. And as we settle in 2017, it’s time to look ahead at all those upcoming moments that will have you saying, “I remember when…”

Here’s a brief look at our favorite TV and film milestones of 2017:

Jan. 25, 2002: A Walk to Remember (15 Years)

While fans are crying over Mandy Moore’s Golden Globe-nominated performance on NBC’s hit new series This Is Us, it was just 15 years ago that they cried over her performance in the weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ book about a girl with cancer who falls in love with a rebellious classmate.

Let’s not also forget that 2002 gave us Naomie Harris in 28 Days Later, Barbershop, Ryan Gosling in Murder by Numbers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, [link »

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