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‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director

‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Eyes Rob Marshall as Director
Disney has offered Rob Marshall the job of directing its live-action version of “The Little Mermaid.”

The studio tapped Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken last year to write the songs for the reboot of its 1989 animated hit. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marc Platt. Jane Goldman wrote the script.

The original version followed a mermaid princess who sought to meet a human prince on land. Menken wrote the music, including the songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

If Marshall takes the gig, it would mark his fourth Disney film after 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” 2014’s “Into the Woods,” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” which stars Emily Mortimer, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Miranda, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke. “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the 1964 film that starred Julie Andrews, hits theaters on Dec. 25, 2018.

The studio has seen significant success with live-action reboots
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Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Despicable Me 3 (animated sequel; voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand; rated PG) American Assassin (action-thriller; Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Latham, Shiva Negar, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch; rated R)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the...

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Despicable Me 3 Blu-ray

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Now you can own Despicable Me 3 on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has 4 copies to give away. All you have
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Despicable Me 3 Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 5th

Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment present Despicable Me 3 on Digital and Digital 3D November 21, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand December 5, 2017. The characters beloved by everyone – Gru, his wife Lucy, their three adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions provide hours of family fun in this heartwarmingly subversive comedy from Academy Award®-nominated producer Chris Meledandri (Despicable Me Franchise) and directors Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me Franchise) and Kyle Balda (Minions 1 & 2, The Lorax). Hailed as “the best Despicable Me movie yet,” by Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1, with over $949 million in global ticket sales, Despicable Me 3 is the ultimate holiday gift, with almost an entire hour of exclusive bonus features including an all-new mini-movie, a never-before-released deleted scene, and much more!

Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of
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Strictly Come Dancing: week seven results - as it happened

And then there were 10. After Debbie and Giovanni Tango-ed their way to 4 tens, who was the next Strictly contestant to waltz off home?

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Well on that bombshell, that’s It for another Strictly week – it’s been an emotional rollercoaster, thank you all for propping me up. I’m off to check out the outrage levels in the comment box, for all I know it’s just me and you’re all totally chilled about this absolute travesty.

See you next week for more dance-based larks; kick off is at 6.45pm, and don’t forget to wear your poppy as I’ll be checking each and every one of you*. I’m on Twitter @heidistephens if you want to share some love/air your grievances in the meantime. Have a great week! Hx

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This has all got quite tearful. I’m still in the denial stage of grief right now.
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Et Obsessions: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘The Last Match’ Off-Broadway and More!

Et Obsessions: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’  ‘The Last Match’ Off-Broadway and More!
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and here’s what we’re most excited about this week:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Last Match’

Tennis is having a good year off the court with the Oscar-worthy Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and Shia Labeouf earning rave reviews for his portrayal of John McEnroe in Borg/McEnroe, which opened the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Continuing the winning streak is Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Starring Wilson Bethel as Tim and Alex Mickiewicz as Sergei, rivals facing off in the semifinals at the U.S. Open, the play gets into the psyche of two players who stand to gain as much as they could potentially lose. But it’s not just for tennis fans -- Ziegler’s riveting story brings the drama and action of Arthur Ashe Stadium to the stage in
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30 Disney Songs That Will Bring You Right Back to Your Childhood

Catchy, heartfelt songs have been a staple of Disney movies since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs debuted in 1937 and got us all humming "Heigh-Ho" whenever we have tedious work that needs to be done. It's nearly impossible to narrow down the dozens upon dozens of timeless classics into this "best of" list, but PopSugar took on this Herculean task in order to create a thorough, varied and toe-tapping playlist for all the Disney fanatics out there. Check out our favorite Disney songs of all time, and then use our Spotify playlist to enjoy them for yourself. RelatedFeel the Love Tonight With This Romantic Disney Playlist "Heigh-Ho," the Dwarfs chorus (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) "When You Wish Upon a Star," Cliff Edwards (Pinocchio) "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," James Baskett (Song of the South) "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo," Verna Felton (Cinderella) "Once Upon a Dream," Mary Costa and Bill Shirley (Sleeping Beauty) "Cruella De Vil,
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‘Mr Robot’ Review: Season 3 Premiere is Mostly Set-Up, But Does Take the Blame for Trump

‘Mr Robot’ Review: Season 3 Premiere is Mostly Set-Up, But Does Take the Blame for Trump
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Mr. Robot” Season 3, Episode 1, “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h” follow.]

Booting Up

Rather than immediately reunite with Elliot (Rami Malek) and his state of confusion, Season 3 of “Mr. Robot” opens with the eccentric Irving (new cast member Bobby Cannavale), a BBQ connoisseur with a Bluetooth headset who it’s revealed is Tyrell Wellick’s (Martin Wallström) first call after shooting Elliot (thus establishing that Season 3 picks up right where Season 2 left off).

A week later, Elliot’s recovering from his gunshot wound and trying to get answers as to exactly what happened, though as the audience can see he’s lacking in allies — Angela (Portia Doubleday) is keeping things from him, Darlene (Carly Chaikin) is being hunted by the Dark Army (and working with the FBI), and of course Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) has rarely been a true friend…in fact, Elliot doesn’t even talk to Mr. Robot for the entire episode. That doesn’t mean his alter ego doesn’t make himself known,
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‘Mr Robot’ Review: Season 3 Premiere is Mostly Set-Up, But Does Take the Blame for Trump

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‘Mr Robot’ Review: Season 3 Premiere is Mostly Set-Up, But Does Take the Blame for Trump
[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Mr. Robot” Season 3, Episode 1, “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h” follow.]

Booting Up

Rather than immediately reunite with Elliot (Rami Malek) and his state of confusion, Season 3 of “Mr. Robot” opens with the eccentric Irving (new cast member Bobby Cannavale), a BBQ connoisseur with a Bluetooth headset who it’s revealed is Tyrell Wellick’s (Martin Wallström) first call after shooting Elliot (thus establishing that Season 3 picks up right where Season 2 left off).

A week later, Elliot’s recovering from his gunshot wound and trying to get answers as to exactly what happened, though as the audience can see he’s lacking in allies — Angela (Portia Doubleday) is keeping things from him, Darlene (Carly Chaikin) is being hunted by the Dark Army (and working with the FBI), and of course Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) has rarely been a true friend…in fact, Elliot doesn’t even talk to Mr. Robot for the entire episode. That doesn’t mean his alter ego doesn’t make himself known,
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Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2017 Audience Award Winners

Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2017 Audience Award Winners
Following its initial announcement of juried award winners, the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) added its audience awards winners to the list.

From the 25th anniversary of the festival, which took place Oct. 5-9, director Nicolas Bedos took home the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature for his film “Mr. and Mrs. Adelman.” Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s “Love, Cecil” earned the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, while Jacob Lamendola’s “Long Shot” received the Audience Award for Best Short Film.

2017 Hamptons International Film Festival Audience Award Winners

Hiff Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: “Mr. and Mrs. Adelman,” directed by Nicolas Bedos

Hiff Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature: “Love, Cecil,” directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Hiff Audience Award for Best Short Film: “Long Shot,” directed by Jacob Lamendola

Previously Announced Hiff Award Winners

The Hiff Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature: “Under the Tree,” directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Hiff Award Winner for Best Documentary
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Hamptons International Film Festival Names 2017 Award Winners

Hamptons International Film Festival Names 2017 Award Winners
The Hamptons International Film Festival (Hiff) has announced its 2017 award winners at an East Hampton ceremony on the last day of the 25th annual edition of the fest.

Hiff named “Under the Tree,” a Icelandic dramedy about suburban warfare directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Best Narrative Feature. Gustavo Salmerón’s portrait of his family, “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle,” was named Best Documentary Feature.

Director Reed Van Dyk’s “DeKalb Elementary” received the award for Best Narrative Short Film, while Laura Checkoway’s “Edith+Eddie” won the award for Best Documentary Short Film.

2017 Hamptons International Film Festival Award Winners

The Hiff Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature: “Under the Tree,” directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Hiff Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by ID Films: “Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle,” directed by Gustavo Salmerón

The Hiff Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film: “DeKalb Elementary,” directed
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Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century

Hamptons International Film Festival Celebrates a Quarter Century
The Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which is turning 25 this year, has grown a reputation for being able to read the Academy voting tea leaves and routinely promotes Oscar race front-runners. But screenings of “Moonlight,” “Argo” and “Slumdog Millionaire” aside, the festival has also become the place to see emerging talent before they become marquee names.

“I remember doing the Q&A with Jessica Chastain seven years ago and she told me it was the first red carpet she had ever walked,” Hiff artistic director David Nugent recalls. “She was here for this movie called ‘The Debt,’ which we screened. She was so sweet and she’s so talented. I remember meeting her and doing this Q&A with her and thinking this actress has a bright future ahead of herself. I’m so glad that she really took off.”

This is, no doubt, partially due to Hiff’s partnership with Variety and the annual 10 Actors to Watch
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American Film Institute poll results: Practically perfect Julie Andrews is your choice to receive AFI life achievement award

American Film Institute poll results: Practically perfect Julie Andrews is your choice to receive AFI life achievement award
Our American Film Institute poll results are in, and you choose Julie Andrews as the 46th life achievement award recipient in 2018. The “practically perfect” Oscar-winning Best Actress from “Mary Poppins” has received 32% of the vote in our poll that has been offered the past few days. AFI officials will most likely reveal the […]
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Princess Grace Foundation-usa To Present James Cameron With Prince Rainier III Award

The Princess Grace Foundation-usa (Pgf-usa) is proud to announce that filmmaker James Cameron will accept the distinguished Prince Rainier III Award for his outstanding contributions to the arts and his exemplary give-back.

Mr. Cameron will be honored at the Princess Grace Awards Gala in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2017. The Foundation will also introduce the Stephen Hillenburg Animation Scholarship, a gift awarded annually in support of emerging animators in the film category. The evening will include a special dance performance by past Princess Grace Award winners Michelle Dorrance, Jason Samuels Smith, and Joseph Wiggan.

The 2017 Princess Grace Awards Gala celebrates the Foundation’s 35th Anniversary and continues the legacy of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, who helped emerging artists pursue their artistic goals during Her lifetime. In total, the Foundation is awarding over $1 million to artists in theater, dance, and film. In the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco,
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‘I, Tonya’ to Close 2017 Hamptons Film Festival

‘I, Tonya’ to Close 2017 Hamptons Film Festival
I, Tonya,” Craig Gillespie’s film following Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding’s fall from grace, will have its U.S. premiere as the closing night screening of the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival.

The 25th anniversary festival will also host a special event for Jordan Peele’s breakout “Get Out,” to explore scenes from the film and open conversations about its theme. Peele and his fellow “Get Out” producers Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick, along with stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams, will be in attendance.

The full slate of the festival includes Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” starring Gary Oldman; Reginald Hudlin’s “Marshall” starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, and Kate Hudson; Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” starring Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson; and Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.

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The World Cinema
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Krakatoa East of Java

‘Things Blowing Up Good’ has been surefire entertainment since the beginning of cinema, but this ill-fated Cinerama extravaganza about the biggest explosion in recorded human history limps along despite some pretty darned impressive volcanic effects. It’s quite an entertaining spectacle, with various good performers in three soap opera plots, either overacting or loitering about with nothing to do. And don’t forget the from-left-field musical striptease.

Krakatoa East of Java

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Kl Studio Classics

1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, John Leyton, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Chan, Victoria Young, Marc Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Sumi Haru.

Cinematography: Manuel Berenguer

Film Editors: Walter Hannemann, Warren Low, Maurice Rootes

Production Design: Eugèné Lourié

Costumes: Laure Lourié

Special Effects: Eugèné Lourié, Alex Weldon, Francisco Prósper

Original Music: Frank De Vol

Written by Clifford Newton Gould,
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Itzhak Perlman Documentary to Open Hamptons Film Festival

Itzhak Perlman Documentary to Open Hamptons Film Festival
Itzhak,” Alison Chernick’s documentary about famous violinist Itzhak Perlman, will get its world premiere at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival, which will open with the movie when the fest kicks off in October.

The opener is part of a new batch of films added to the festival 25th anniversary lineup. A couple of the premieres center on the most recent presidential election: “11/8/16,” the world premiere of a doc (directed by more than 40 people and produced by Jeff Deutchman) capturing footage from election day around the country; and Onur Tukel’s “The Misogynists,” featuring Dylan Baker and set in a hotel room on election night.

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Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Joins 2017 Hamptons Film Festival Slate

Titles with a local angle include Ben and Orson Cummings’ documentary “Killer Bees,” about Bridgehampton’s high school basketball team, and Josh Klausner’s comedy “Wanderland,” about a housesitter at a Hamptons cottage. Also on tap are Emmett and Brendan Malloy’s “The
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Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Joins 2017 Hamptons Film Festival Slate

Andy Serkis’ ‘Breathe’ Joins 2017 Hamptons Film Festival Slate
Breathe,” the film directed by Andy Serkis that will premiere next month at the Toronto Film Festival, has been named a centerpiece film at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival, which has also announced an initial batch of titles on the slate including Alexandre Moors’ “The Yellow Birds” with Toni Collette and Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Gagliostro’s “After Louie,” starring Alan Cumming.

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Variety Announces 10 Actors to Watch for 2017

Serkis’ directorial debut “Breathe,” which will screen in East Hampton as the Sunday Centerpiece of the festival, stars Andrew Garfield and Clarie Foy in a story about a man and his wife who defy the medical establishment in order to live life to the fullest after Garfield’s character contracts polio at age 28. Serkis is on tap to attend the festival.

Also joining Hiff’s 25th anniversary lineup is “Lbj,” starring Woody Harrelson as the titular president and directed by Rob Reiner, who
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Meet the Panelists - Smackdown '63

The Supporting Actress Smackdown of '63 is just 3 days away. So it's time to get your votes in on the nominees that year. Readers, collectively, are the final panelist, so grade the nominees (only the ones you've seen) from 1 to 5 hearts. Your votes count toward the smackdown win!

Diane Cilento Tom Jones Edith Evans Tom Jones Joyce Redman Tom Jones

Margaret Rutherford The VIPs

Lilia Skala Lilies of the Field

Now that we're finally getting to this long delayed Smackdown. It's time to meet this month's talking heads...

The Panel

Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin

An Irishman and an American based in London, Seán McGovern and Brian Mullin are the hosts of Broad Appeal, the podcast that looks back at female-driven films from the not-so-distant past. Seán is a film festival programmer with Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and has also worked for the BFI and the National Film and Television School.
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Anne Hathaway Wishes Princess Diaries a Sweet 16th Birthday

Anne Hathaway Wishes Princess Diaries a Sweet 16th Birthday
Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway took time out of her day to wish the movie that launched her Hollywood career a happy 16th birthday. The actress has come a long way since portraying Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia, a role that she has worked very hard to move on from to avoid being typecast in Hollywood. Hathaway now is an Academy Award winner and has had time to reflect about her beginnings in Hollywood as well as stoke the fires about the idea of a third movie that has been talked about since the release of Princess Dairies 2: Royal Engagement.

The actress took to social media to wish the movie a happy 16th birthday. Hathaway's Instagram account featured a video clip from the first Princess Diary movie with a caption that reads: "Happy Birthday Princess (Thanks Garry)." Hathaway, last seen in the giant monster comedy Colossal and who may
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