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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

6 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

As movies go this one was just flat out funny and even more so it was funny because it was essentially Steve Martin vs. Michael Caine. Now at this point a lot of us might not have known that Caine could do comedy, but Martin had already proven that he was more than capable of making us laugh. The fact that the film pit the two against one another and then had them work together was an absolute pleasure since it brought us some of the greatest scenes in film history. What was even better was the scene at the

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Pinewood Studios unveils Sir Roger Moore stage

16 October 2017 9:44 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Oct 17, 2017

Pinewood Studios names its new soundstage after the late Sir Roger Moore...

Now this is a lovely touch. Days after what would have been his 90th birthday, Pinewood Studios has opened a soundstage named after the late, great Sir Roger Moore.

Sir Roger died back in May, and his wife and children were in attendance at the opening of the new stage. Also there were the likes of Sir Michael Caine, Dame Joan Collins, Stephen Fry and longtime 007 producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Sir Roger Moore had an office at Pinewood since 1970, and going forward, The Roger Moore Stage is set to play host to many productions in the future. A fitting tribute to a one-off man.

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Red Dwarf cast and co-creator interview: series Xii, the future

16 October 2017 12:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Oct 18, 2017

We interview Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules and Doug Naylor about Red Dwarf Xii and more...

It’s a good time to be a Red Dwarf fan. After years off our screens, and talk of a movie that ultimately came to naught, the show made its return with Back To Earth in 2009. UKTV Freeview channel Dave was revealed as the new home of the show, and it’s fair to say that they’ve treated the small rouge one very well in the years since the big comeback.

See related  Star Trek: Netflix reveals the most rewatched episodes New on Netflix UK: what's added in October 2017?

Red Dwarf X followed in 2012, and Red Dwarf XI in 2016. Both series gave fans what they wanted to see: character-driven episodes, stuffed with creative insults, shot in front of a live studio audience. And now, as Red Dwarf »

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Michael Caine on how the 1960s broke class barriers: ‘I’ve met lots of equals. No betters’

7 October 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As My Generation, his new documentary on a decade of cultural upheaval, opens, the veteran actor explains why the era was the making of so many British greats

As a schoolboy, Michael Caine, the son of a charlady and a fish-market porter, was repeatedly taught to respect “his betters”. It took the social revolution of the 1960s, he says, to make it clear that such a hierarchy did not exist. “I’ve met lots of my equals since. But no betters,” Caine told the Observer this weekend on the eve of the British premiere of his documentary about the outpouring of working-class creativity in the 1960s.

“True, there was a lot of new music and great actors, as well as books and film directors and some dancing in discos, but it was a lot more than that: it was a change in the social lives of young people,” he said. »

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This is How Michael Caine Speaks

5 October 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

So let’s get right down to it. Even Michael Caine can do Michael Caine. He knows what he sounds like, or at least what other people say he sounds like, and he can hit it pretty well. Now these guys in the clip do a fair impression but can’t seem to agree just who does it best. I think I’d still pick Michael Caine. The man definitely had a different lilt to his voice in his younger years but of course who doesn’t. When you’re younger your voice is still fresh and still capable of hitting certain notes that become

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Fellowship Of The Ring: nerdy facts about a classic film

4 October 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A trip to the Cannes Film Festival was the moment the Lord Of The Rings team realised their life was about to change...

As we charted in this article here, the earlier films of director Peter Jackson didn’t offer too many clues that he was the man to both bring J R R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy to the big screen, and also that he’d made such a raging success of it. From his fun, shlocky early work though was a man learning his craft, one that he continued to hone with the underappreciated and hugely-fun comedy horror The Frighteners, and the rightly Oscar-nominated Heavenly Creatures.

Jackson, though, had his eyes on Tolkien’s trilogy from his early days, but realising Middle Earth on the big screen had long been seen as a formidable challenge. Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated movie »

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‘Wonder Wheel’ First Trailer: Woody Allen Could Make Kate Winslet His Next Oscar Winner

4 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Woody Allen hasn’t had a movie open in the thick of awards season since “Match Point” in 2005, but that’s about to change with the upcoming “Wonder Wheel.” Amazon Studios is releasing Allen’s new drama this December, which means all eyes will be on Kate Winslet to see if she can become Allen’s latest Oscar winner. Previous winners include Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Cate Blanchett, Michael Caine, Mira Sorvino and Penelope Cruz.

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Wonder Wheel” stars Winlset opposite Justin TimberlakeJuno Temple and Jim Belushi and is set around Coney Island in the 1950s. Winslet plays a clam house waitress named Ginny. The actress was originally set to work with Allen on “Match Point” but dropped out because of family issues. “Wonder Wheel” marks their first collaboration together. Winslet won her first Best Actress Oscar in 2009 for “The Reader. »

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‘Flatliners’ is All Too Accurate: Why Remakes Are Some of the Riskiest Movies to Make

29 September 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This weekend brings the remake of “Flatliners,” Joel Schumacher’s 1990 thriller that starred Julia Roberts. Reviews are universally terrible for this retread of good-looking med-school students who put life-after-death on repeat, but it was a nail-biter for studio Sony Pictures from the outset: They took the risk of making an honest-to-god remake.

A remake sounds like the safest bet there is; isn’t original, untested IP the thing that studios fear most? However, in this market a true remake is what passes for a gamble. They’ve become a box-office rarity.

While none of this year’s top-grossing films are originals, there are very few genuine remakes. Yes, the year’s biggest movie, “Beauty and the Beast,” is a direct remake of the 1991 classic — but it went from animated to live action. (It was not a remake of the multiple live-action films and TV shows that preceded it, which stretch »

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Location Basque Country: Some Key Locations

24 September 2017 11:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Sebastian — Bizkaia’s 10th century chapel of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, built on a rock in the sea, served as one of the real-life locations for Dragonstone, the home to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.”

Over July to October 2016, production teams at HBO and Spanish services company Fresco Film established one of “Game of Thrones” production headquarters in Bilbao, also filming series’ scenes on the beaches of Muriola, in Bizkaia’s Barrika, and Itzuru, in Gipuzkoa’s Zumaia, which boasts a singular geo-park featuring Flysch rock formation.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” also filmed at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe this year.

High-profile international shoots in the Basque Country have some standout precedents. In the early ‘70s, Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen spent nearly a week in Hondarribia, a Gipuzkoan town near the French border, shooting Franklin J. Schaffner’s prison drama “Papillon.” Hondarribia, alongside San Sebastian and Zarauz, was »

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'Hollywood Masters' Series Sets Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart, More for Season 8

20 September 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart are among the top talent who will be taking part in season 8 of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television's The Hollywood Masters, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter's executive editor, features, Stephen Galloway.

The new season kicks off Sept 27 with Mirren, followed by filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Stewart and James Franco.

The join a lineup of participants that has included Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Sean Penn, Amy Adams, Oliver Stone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David O. Russell and Aaron Sorkin. Season 1 of the series currently is <a »

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Newly Launched BFI Filmography Reveals Stark Gender Disparity in UK Film

20 September 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Jodie Whittaker, one of the BFI Filmography’s most prolific actresses, in “Adult Life Skills

Today the BFI introduced the BFI Filmography, a complete, living record of all the 10,000-and-counting UK films released since 1911. While the resource is, as the BFI describes, “a treasure trove of new information,” it is also a revealing account of the pronounced gender inequality present in UK movies, both on and offscreen.

Among other issues, the filmography is plagued with gender stereotypes. The BFI found that the four character types women are most likely to portray are prostitutes, housekeepers, nurses, and receptionists. Of course, that’s when women are onscreen at all. As the filmography shows, the past century hasn’t featured much change in opportunity for female actors: women comprised 31 percent of film casts in 1913 and, so far, represent 30 percent of the casts in 2017.

Overall, female actors tend to work less than their male counterparts. For example, the most prolific male actor working today is Michael Caine, who has made 70 films to date. The most prolific actress still working is Judi Dench, who has made 41 films.

As for women in behind-the-scenes roles, the BFI Filmography includes only 23 projects with a majority-female crew, which amounts to about one percent. Just seven percent of the films made since 2000 were made by a majority-female crew. As one would expect, the number of women working on film crews has increased over the past 100 years — but the rate of change is still frustratingly slow. Women accounted for three percent of film crews in 1913, and by the early 2000s that number had grown to 27 percent. Women comprise 34 percent of this year’s film crews.

Women helmed only 4.5 percent of the BFI filmography and, like their onscreen counterparts, female directors tend to work much less than men. With 13 movies, Muriel Box (“Rattle of a Simple Man,” “The Piper’s Tune”) is the filmography’s most prolific female director. Maurice Elvey (“The Suicide Club,” “Love in a Wood”) is the most prolific male director with 151 films. That’s right: Elvey made over 11 times as many films as Box.

Director of Photography is the crew role that features the largest gender gap. Women DoPs have shot just 1.3 percent of UK films. With eight films, Nina Kellgren (“Young Soul Rebels”) is the female DoP with the most work experience.

The gender disparity of the BFI Filmography is disheartening of course, but it could also be a springboard for reform in the UK film industry — and not just for women’s representation. The lack of racial diversity in UK movies is also startling: 59 percent of the last decade’s films featured no black actors. As the BFI stated: “Whilst the BFI Filmography launches with a detailed look at gender, it is the intention to continue to build on the data, to provide a greater understanding of representation on and off screen.” Here’s hoping that studios really consider the BFI Filmography and decide that the next 100 years of cinema will be a better, more inclusive place.

Some additional stats from the filmography are below, courtesy of the BFI. Go to the BFI Filmography website to look through the new resource and find out more.

Most prolific women actors of each decade 1960–2017

1960s

Marianne Stone — 62 films

1970s

Marianne Stone — 37 films

1980s

Liz Smith — 14 films

1990s

Sadie Frost — 10 films

2000s

Shirley Henderson — 18 films

2010s

Kate Dickie — 13 films

Jodie Whittaker — 12 films

Most prolific women actors (still working)

Judi Dench — 41 films

Maggie Smith — 40 films

Vanessa Redgrave — 40 films

Sylvia Syms — 38 films

Liz Fraser — 37 films

Joan Collins — 37 films

Honor Blackman — 36 films

Jane Carr — 34 films

Julie Walters — 34 films

Helen Mirren — 33 films

4 Characters women are Most likely to play (when name/gender is unspecified)

Prostitute — 94% cast as women

Housekeeper — 91% cast as women

Nurse — 88% cast as women

Receptionist — 80% cast as women

4 Characters women are Least likely to play (when name/gender is unspecified)

Police Inspector — 0% cast as women

Police Sergeant — 0% cast as women

Steward — 0% cast as women

Taxi Driver — 0% cast as women

Most prolific women directors

Muriel Box — 13 films

Christine Edzard — 7 films

Gurinder Chadha — 7 films

Sally Potter — 7 films

Wendy Toye — 6 films

Mira Nair — 6 films

Penny Woolcock — 5 films

Beeban Kidron — 5 films

Debbie Isitt — 5 films

Mary McGuckian — 5 films

Newly Launched BFI Filmography Reveals Stark Gender Disparity in UK Film was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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BFI Launches Huge Database Spanning a Century of British Film

20 September 2017 4:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench is the most prolific working female actor in British film today. Michael Caine is the most prolific male actor. Queen Victoria, James Bond, and Sherlock Holmes are, in that order, the characters who have appeared most in British film, while war is the subject covered most.

Such are some of the facts now discoverable in the British Film Institute’s new Filmography database, a huge digital repository covering more than 100 years of film in the U.K., with details of more than 10,000 movies and 250,000 cast and crew.

Filmography is designed to be used by fans and industry professionals alike, and is segmented into 130 genres. Drama is the most popular category on Filmography, with 3,710 films. Comedy and romance are other key groupings. While more films have been made about war than any other subject, there are more films about Europe than Britain, the database shows, even as the U.K. »

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Sandra Bullock to Star in High-Concept Comedy for Warner Bros.

14 September 2017 11:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sandra Bullock is set to co-produce and star in a high-concept comedy for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bullock will produce with Michael Bostick of Rocket Science Entertainment. Currently untitled, the project will feature a script by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, the married duo who wrote Parental Guidance and the upcoming Robert De Niro family comedy The War With Grandpa. The pair just wrote and directed the Michael Caine comedy Coup d'Etat, due out next year.

Warner Bros. production and development president Courtenay Valenti will oversee for the studio. Bullock realigns with Warners after just wrapping the starry ensemble spinoff Ocean's Eight, directed by Gary Ross, »

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Harry Gittes, Producer and Longtime Friend of Jack Nicholson, Dies at 81

13 September 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Harry Gittes, who produced multiple movies starring Jack Nicholson, died of natural causes on Sept. 2. He was 81.

Gittes attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before starting his career as an advertising copywriter and photographer in New York. In the ’60s, he began shooting album covers for the likes of Woody Allen and Cass Elliot at the Bitter End, New York’s oldest rock club. Gittes also photographed then-up-and-comers including Nicholson, Elliott Gould, and Liza Minnelli.

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He became friends with producer Roy Silver, who eventually sparked Gittes’ future as a film producer. Together, they produced the 1969 pilot of the animated special “Hey, Hey, Hey, It’s Fat Albert.”

Gittes also cultivated a friendship with Nicholson, and produced several projects with the actor-director, including “Goin’ South,” “Drive, He Said,” and “About Schmidt.” Nicholson’s character in 1974 classic “Chinatown,” private investigator J.J. Gittes, was named after the producer.

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The Absolute Worst Michael Caine Movie Roles of His Career

12 September 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It feels kind of wrong to bash any movie that’s had such a great actor in it but the truth is that sometimes even a great actor can’t make a horrible movie worth seeing. There have been many actors that have gone on to state that they don’t know why they made such horrible performances or why they agreed to be in movies that had almost no chance of success, but I like to think of it as a learning process. It’s also a way to keep the wolves from the door so to speak. Actors might not be lumped

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Pop Cult Corner – Star Wars director fantasy picks, Disney streaming opportunities, and Marvel alter-egos

9 September 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hello, welcome to Pop Cult Corner, a new feature exploring the latest pop culture talking points from the worlds of TV, film and the wider industry. This first edition will be looking at Disney, particularly the Star Wars and Marvel properties – two behemoths in today’s popular culture. I’ll be giving my random pick for the new Star Wars: Episode IX director, discussing the potential surrounding the Disney streaming service and exploring some new character alter-egos we could see popping up in Avengers: Infinity War and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Star Wars Director: Fantasy Pick

In a previous article, I suggested it was pointless to pick a director that we want to see for Star Wars: Episode IX because the reality of who we will get after Colin Trevorrow’s unceremonious exit will be someone very similar to J.J. Abrams. Despite all that (and my very unsuccessful petition »

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Michael Caine Talks ‘My Generation’ & Being Christopher Nolan’s “Lucky Charm” – Venice

7 September 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Michael Caine-produced and -narrated 1960s Britain documentary My Generation received an eight-minute standing ovation when it premiered here at the Venice Film Festival. That's “a long time to stand there,” a bemused Caine told me when we chatted afterward. Opening-night jitters meant he'd been concerned that the Lido's Sala Grande might instead be half-full “and no one would clap.” That was not the case, and Caine clearly was pleased. My Generation is directed by… »

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'My Generation': Film Review | Venice 2017

6 September 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When you have Michael Caine on board as the face and primary voice of your documentary collage of the pop-cultural explosion of London in the 1960s, plus entrepreneurial mogul Simon Fuller as lead producer, you get great access — to talent, to music, to a dizzying trove of fabulous photographic and filmed archival material. But all that appears to have flummoxed rather than helped director David Batty and writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais in making the necessary choices to conquer their wealth of material and mold it into a satisfying shape.

For anyone interested in the movies, music, »

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Harry Gittes, Jack Nicholson's Pal and Producer, Dies at 81

5 September 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Harry Gittes, who produced the Jack Nicholson films Drive, He Said; Goin' South and About Schmidt and was the namesake for the actor's gumshoe character in Chinatown, has died. He was 81.

Gittes died Saturday of natural causes in Los Angeles, publicist Seth Horowitz reported.

Gittes also produced Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), starring James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine and Diane Keaton; Richard Benjamin's Little Nikita (1988), starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix; Breaking In (1989), written by John Sayles and starring Burt Reynolds; and The Girl Next Door (2004), starring Emile Hirsch.

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Harry Gittes, Jack Nicholson's Pal and Producer, Dies at 81

5 September 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Harry Gittes, who produced the Jack Nicholson films Drive, He Said; Goin' South and About Schmidt and was the namesake for the actor's gumshoe character in Chinatown, has died. He was 81.

Gittes died Saturday of natural causes in Los Angeles, publicist Seth Horowitz reported.

Gittes also produced Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), starring James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine and Diane Keaton; Richard Benjamin's Little Nikita (1988), starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix; Breaking In (1989), written by John Sayles and starring Burt Reynolds; and The Girl Next Door (2004), starring Emile Hirsch.

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