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Obsessed with betting? These are the movies for you

26 August 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

For people who get a real rush of adrenalin when they have a bet on a game or sports fixture that they’re watching, it’s great when you can find movies that have a similar theme in the plot.

Today, almost no-one places their bets in the traditional way; down at the bookies. You can bet on your computer or mobile, using one of the many different betting apps. For the more serious bettors amongst us, there are even specific betting trading apps like Betpractice score grid for football which help manage multiple markets at once.

How times have changed since the following movies were released – when the only way to place a bet was at the bookies, at the races or over the phone. For a bit of betting nostalgia, check out one of these movies.

Owning Mahowny

Sports betting features in this 2003 movie; if only as a sub-plot. »

- David Agnew

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Mork & Mindy: the sci-fi comedy that launched Robin Williams to stardom box set review

14 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Full of daft gags involving alien faux pas, the wacky show about the little twerp from the planet Ork was a perfect vehicle for the brilliant comedian's slapstick talents

In the late 70s and early 80s, aliens were forever visiting small-town America. That's why Richard Dreyfuss built mashed potato sculpture from his dinner prior to having a close encounter of the third kind, why 10-year-old Elliot found a cute extraterrestrial in his garden shed, why alien David Bowie tumbled into New Mexico, and why one night in 1978 two oversized eggs landed on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado.

One contained the late Robin Williams's Mork, just arrived from planet Ork in silver boots, matching gloves and jumpsuit he looked not so much cosmic refugee as reject from a Glitter Band audition. Mork had been dispatched to Earth ostensibly to get the poop on the denizens of this backward planet, but »

- Stuart Jeffries

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Beast of Burden: Top 10 Human-Animal Combinations in the Movies

8 August 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It can be such a beautiful happening when the natural forces of humanity and the wild kingdom can get together and establish a sense of harmony in motion pictures. Also, it can be a compelling yet regrettable conflict as well when man and beast decide to collide in the interest of big screen entertainment. Whatever the case may be certainly does not matter because the concept of  beasts of all species (rather it be of the four-legged or two-legged variety) collectively clashing or cooperating sends a special message about triumph, tragedy and just plain tenderness.

In Beast of Burden: Top 10 Human-Animal Combinations in the Movies we will look at some of the best selections where man and animal co-exist whether it be in calmness or chaos. There is no doubt that one can come up with numerous top ten lists detailing their ideal man-animal themes in cinema. The struggle for »

- Frank Ochieng

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Very Good Girls movie review: sex negative

25 July 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An almost complete waste of a talented cast, and all to, apparently, convince teenaged girls that sex isn’t worth the hassle. Say what? I’m “biast” (pro): love Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning; we need to see this premise more

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

Very boring girls, more like. I really wanted to like this tale of two best friends, Lilly (Dakota Fanning: Night Moves) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen: Godzilla), in New York City about to go off to different colleges and fretting about the fact that they’re both still virgins. I mean, that’s not really a big deal, even if they’ve convinced themselves that they’re the last sexless dorks on the planet, but okay: guy characters get these sorts of movies all the time. And this is as tedious as most of the guy versions. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Very Good Girls | Review

25 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Boyfriend Experience: Foner’s Directorial Debut a Derivative Shard

Screenwriter Naomi Foner makes her directorial debut with Very Good Girls, though her preceding reputation makes this sedimentary, uninspired film even more surprising. Mother of actors Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Foner penned several of ex-husband Stephen Gyllenhaal’s more notable titles, such as Losing Isaiah (1995) and A Dangerous Woman (1993). Considering the authoritative, complicated, and resilient female characters portrayed famously by the likes of Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, and Debra Winger, this trifling and tedious story of a late adolescent friendship tested by mutual attraction to the same boy seems born from the pen of a novice writing about her only familiar focal point,

In New York City during their last summer before going away to college, best friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen) vow to lose their virginity. Gerri has her eyes set on David (Boyd Holbrook), who »

- Nicholas Bell

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Very Good Girls Review

24 July 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Very Good Girls is a coming-of-age story starring two of the most talented young actresses out there today, so why is it so very hard to like? Almost nothing works in this limp excuse for a drama, from the contrived story to the clichéd characters to the awkward costume design. Even Elizabeth Olsen, horribly miscast, and Dakota Fanning, so vacant she appears translucent, can’t keep such a leaky vessel afloat.

Among Very Good Girls‘ many sins, perhaps the most glaring is that it feels like a movie written for teenagers by an adult who knows nothing about them. In the very first scene, high school seniors and lifelong friends Lilly (Fanning) and Gerri (Olsen) strip down at a public beach in broad daylight and run naked into the waves. I don’t know why. I don’t think writer-director Naomi Foner knows why. The film is filled with bizarre decisions like that, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Conversation with Naomi Foner and Maggie Gyllenhaal about Very Good Girls

22 July 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Very Good Girls director Naomi Foner with her daughter Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Tribeca Grand Hotel: "My mother has a real passion for the truth." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Naomi Foner's Tribeca Film Very Good Girls stars Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning with Boyd Holbrook, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Clark Gregg, Demi Moore and Peter Sarsgaard. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, Mamie Gummer and Cary Joji Fukunaga hosted the evening with producer Norton Herrick, designer Nanette Lepore and her daughter Violet, Tali Lennox (daughter of Annie Lennox and film producer Uri Fruchtmann), Stephanie Lacava, Kick Kennedy and Hailey Gates among those attending.

Before the screening, Foner spoke to us about Katharine Hepburn, François Truffaut's Jules Et Jim and the lack of female role models.

Maggie Gyllenhaal on Peter Sarsgaard in Very Good Girls: "You have to use your imagination what it might be like to be directed by your mother-in-law. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Quint's Favorite Beer from 'Jaws' Is Making a Comeback for a Limited Time Only

7 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There's a great scene in Jaws... actually, every scene in Jaws is a great scene. However, one of our favorite, quieter moments comes when Quint (Robert Shaw) finishes drinking a beer and then crushes the can with one hand. Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) in turn makes a show of chugging his water and crushing the tiny plastic cup in his hand. Well now, thanks to a small brewery from Rhode Island, you can honor this scene with historical accuracy.  For this summer only, Narragansett Beer is rereleasing its can design from 1975 that was used in the movie*. And not only that, but the company is using proceeds from the sales of these cans to support shark conservation by sponsoring a satellite tag to help researchers track a shark, as well as a tracking buoy...

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- Peter Hall

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Steven Spielberg Film Collection Coming To Blu-Ray

2 July 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Steven Spielberg is quite often the first name that springs to mind when somebody mentions the word Hollywood, as the man is responsible for some of the most ground-breaking and truly memorable movie moments since the birth of celluloid. With that in mind, here at We Got This Covered we were very pleased to get wind of the fact that a box set dedicated to the director’s immeasurable impact on cinema is set to be released on Blu-Ray. Quite frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.

Why, you ask? Well, when you think of Spielberg, what films do you think of? E.T? Jaws? Jurassic Park? The list goes on and on for the three time Academy award-winning director – so much, in fact, that you could probably fill plenty more box-sets with the man’s work. But that is not the reason we’ve gotten a little giddy. No, »

- Dale Barham

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Variety’s Scott Foundas Remembers Paul Mazursky: A Poetic Farceur of American Lives

1 July 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Are you happy?” the woman asks her husband midway through Paul Mazursky’s “Blume in Love” (1973), to which he replies, “I’m just not miserable.” It is a flashback to earlier, relatively happier times in the busted-up marriage of the divorce lawyer Blume (George Segal) and his wife, Nina (Susan Anspach). But one can find the same scene or its close equivalent in most of Mazursky’s 15 feature films, which time and again centered on small-time American dreamers striving to feel a little less miserable in their lives.

The time was the early 1970s — that much-mythologized moment in Hollywood cinema — and Mazursky was among the directors whose work most embraced the new personal and sexual freedoms then taking hold in American culture and American movies. Divorce and adultery were laissez-faire subjects in his films when they were still taboo around the water cooler. Four years before “Blume,” his debut feature, »

- Scott Foundas

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Paul Mazursky, Director of ‘Unmarried Woman,’ Dies at 84

1 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Performer-turned-writer/director Paul Mazursky, who was Oscar-nommed five times and helmed hit movies including “Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. Mazursky died of cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

While his most significant films as a director came several decades ago, he returned to acting on TV in later years, playing Norm on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and appearing on “The Sopranos” and on ABC drama “Once and Again” as Sela Ward’s father.

Mazursky at his best captured the spirit of the late ’60s and the ’70s, when the American moral climate was turned on its head. His films entertainingly explored such weighty issues as marital fidelity, the merits of psychological therapy and modern divorce: “Bob and Ted,” starring Robert Culp and Natalie Wood as a “liberated” married couple; “Blume in Love,” starring George Segal and Susan Anspach »

- Richard Natale

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'Steven Spielberg Director's Collection' Blu-ray Debuts October 14th

1 July 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction, available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collecction showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

- MovieWeb

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Duel And Sugarland Express Coming To Blu-ray in ‘Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection’ Oct 14

1 July 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, »

- Michelle McCue

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Universal Home Entertainment To Release Steven Spielberg Director's Collection

1 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collection, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished career on the Universal backlot more than 40 years ago, Spielberg has gone on to direct an unprecedented number of some of the biggest box office hits and critically-acclaimed films in cinematic history. The Steven Spielberg Director's Collection showcases some of the most unforgettable movies the three-time Academy Award® winner made for Universal, including his debut film Duel, which has been digitally remastered and restored and will be presented in widescreen for the very first time in the U.S. and Canada.

From early achievements such as his very first television feature, Duel, and first theatrical release, The Sugarland Express, to blockbusters such as Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Universal Announce The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection

1 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Universal have just announced that on October 13th they’ll be releasing The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection which contains many of your favourite Spielberg movies. All the movies will be on Blu-ray, some for the first time with the full list below. Any that you wish were there that are missing? We’re wondering where Schindler’s List, AI, Munich are War of the Worlds are. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

The price price is as yet to be confirmed.

The eight films featured include (*Denotes First Time on Blu-ray™):

Duel* (1971)

A travelling salesman (Dennis Weaver) is terrorised by an unseen trucker on a remote desert highway.

The Sugarland Express* (1974)

A mother (Goldie Hawn) desperately attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and kidnapping their son.

Jaws (1975)

When a seaside community is under attack by a great white shark, the chief »

- David Sztypuljak

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Can Lucas build a Legacy?

28 June 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr on whether George Lucas can build a legacy with ‘The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’….

‘Narrative art’ is defined as something ‘that tells a story, either as a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time’

George Lucas has retired apparently. Having sold his empire to Disney making him wealthier than a barely developed principality with minimal infrastructure, we are now being treated to phase two in the Lucas mid-life crisis.

When I first heard that Norman Rockwell, foremost painter of post war Americana was being placed alongside original Star Wars miniatures and props it made no sense. Rockwell was known for capturing perfect moments in life which told a story or narrative beyond the confines of the frame. How could Lucas have the temerity to place his work alongside that of a real artist?

Informally known as ‘The Lucas Museum of »

- Gary Collinson

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Breakthrough strikes European deal on Cas & Dylan

23 June 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto’s Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed the caper film Cas & Dylan starring Richard Dreyfuss to HBO Europe.

Breakthrough has also struck deals on its emerging children’s library, closing Russia with Travel HD and Poland with Boundless and Telewizja Puls for Crime Stories.

Ncn-Media has acquired Russian and Cis rights to children’s properties My Big Big Friend, My Really Cool Legs and The Motherload.

“We’re committed to the relationships we’ve built with our clients in Eastern Europe and look forward to continued successful associations as we introduce new films and programming from our ever-growing list of titles,” said Kate Blank, director of international distribution for Breakthrough Entertainment. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Patrick Cassavetti boards Lenin?!

23 June 2014 4:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Veteran UK producer Patrick Cassavetti has boarded Marat Alykulov’s black comedy Lenin?!.

Cassavetti, producer on Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas - agreed to become executive producer on the Kyrgyzstani project following talks in Cannes last month.

Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily at this year’s Moscow Business Square (Mbs), producer Joanna Bence of Curb Denizen Productions said that Cassavetti will also offer new ‘perks’ to the ‘Help Bury Lenin?!’ crowdfunding campaign by giving burgeoning filmmakers the chance to receive personal feedback on their past or upcoming productions.

Bence also revealed that German-born, London-based DoP Stephan Bookas - who has worked on Maleficent and the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy - is confirmed as cinematographer for the project, which was pitched at the Mbs’s co-production forum last year after having been presented at Busan’s Asian Project Market and Connecting Cottbus in autumn 2012.

Together with Curb Denizen producer partner [link=nm »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Richard Dreyfuss' Wife Svetlana Dreyfuss Arrested For DUI, Hit-and-Run: Report

15 June 2014 2:42 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Oh no! Though Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss has been sober since 1982, his wife of eight years, Svetlana Dreyfuss, hasn't followed suit. According to TMZ, the Russian-born blonde was arrested on June 2 after allegedly crashing her car into a wooden fence and fleeing the scene.  Police caught up with her two miles from the crash site in Encinitas, Calif. and booked her for a DUI and hit-and-run. Svetlana reportedly told TMZ she passed her field sobriety test, claiming she only had one glass of wine.  After struggling [...] »

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Richard Dreyfuss' Wife -- Arrested for DUI and Hit & Run

15 June 2014 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Richard Dreyfuss' wife is allegedly following in his footsteps -- and not the Oscar winning ones -- TMZ has learned she got busted for drunk driving and hit-and-run. Law enforcement sources tell us Svetlana Dreyfuss was arrested June 2 in Encinitas, CA after allegedly smashing her car into a wood fence, severing a high pressure water line, and then driving away from the scene. San Diego Co. Sheriff deputies caught up with her 2 miles away. »

- TMZ Staff

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