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8 Breakup Albums by Male Artists That Didn't Earn Them as Much of a Rep as Taylor Swift

2 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ninety-nine percent of the immediate reaction to the news of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' breakup was "Oh, now she'll have to write an album about him!" If there was ever a definition of low-hanging fruit, it's that. Sure, Swift has written about breakups before, but so has everyone. Below, a bunch of breakup albums by male artists who somehow haven't spent their career dogged by the accusation that all they do is write about their exes. Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak West reportedly made this Auto-Tune-drenched album after his breakup with Amber Rose. West managed to weather the storm »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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8 Breakup Albums by Male Artists That Didn't Earn Them as Much of a Rep as Taylor Swift

2 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Ninety-nine percent of the immediate reaction to the news of Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris' breakup was "Oh, now she'll have to write an album about him!" If there was ever a definition of low-hanging fruit, it's that. Sure, Swift has written about breakups before, but so has everyone. Below, a bunch of breakup albums by male artists who somehow haven't spent their career dogged by the accusation that all they do is write about their exes. Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak West reportedly made this Auto-Tune-drenched album after his breakup with Amber Rose. West managed to weather the storm »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Movie Alert! TCM (North America) Features Memorial Day Blockbuster Line-up

29 May 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

In recognition of Memorial Day, Turner Classic Movies (North America) features a blockbuster string of classic films showing back-to-back on Monday. Consider this line-up: "55 Days at Peking" starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven, , "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, "The  Guns of Navarone" starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven, "Where Eagles Dare" starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood and "Kelly's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles. Things kick off at 11:30 Am (Est).  »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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10 Things We Learned About Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes Movie

18 May 2016 9:16 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warren Beatty‘s Howard Hughes movie has been a long-gestating passion project. And curiosity about it reached a fever pitch once news got out that the 79-year-old was using the latest in movie technology to make himself look younger in his depiction of the late business magnate, who was famous for his romances with screen sirens such as Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Set in 1950s Hollywood, “Rules Don’t Apply” follows the relationship between a young actress (Lily Collins) and her driver (Alden Ehrenreich), as they encounter Hughes (Beatty). After it had been shrouded in mystery for months, Beatty »

- Meriah Doty

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Show Boat Screens Saturday Morning at The Hi-Pointe

8 May 2016 8:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“There’s still not enough room on this boat for the two of us!”

Show Boat  (1951) is one of Hollywood’s most beloved musicals and you’ll have a chance to see it on the big screen at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater this weekend as part of their Classic Film Series. It’s Saturday, May 14th at 10:30am at the Hi-Pointe located at 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117. Admission is only $5.

Show Boat (1951) a colorful version of the Edna Ferber novel  may not be held in as high regard  as the 1936 adaption directed by James Whale and starring Irene Dunn and Paul Robeson, but is a big, fun musical nonetheless.

The songs by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein are considered some of the best either ever composed and are sung by those talented performers Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel. Both do excellent work both musically and dramatically even »

- Tom Stockman

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See Private Family Photos of the Most Glamorous Wedding in History: Grace Kelly's Marriage to Prince Rainier

17 April 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It was the most glamorous wedding of its era - and six decades later, the marriage of Oscar winning-actress Grace Kelly and Monaco's Prince Rainier remains one of the most fairy-tale weddings of all time. In private family photos obtained by People and kept in the palace in Monaco, the timeless magic of April 18, 1956 can be seen both publicly and behind the scenes. "It was such an incredible affair, and it's left such a mark on people," the couple's only son and heir, Prince Albert, tells People. "What it has meant for people has been incredible. For us, it was »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Rodgers and Hammerstein return to the silver screen with Carousel

8 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

No one is exactly sure why Frank Sinatra walked off the set of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical Carousel(1956) on the first day of shooting.

Some say it was because he didn’t want to film some scenes twice — once in regular CinemaScope and once in CinemaScope 55 — and others claim it was due to marital problems he was having with wife Ava Gardner.

The producers asked Gordon MacRae — who had starred with Carousel’s leading lady Shirley Jones the year before in Oklahoma! — to take over the starring role of Billy Bigelow. The film opens in heaven with the deceased Billy being told his wife and child are in trouble down on Earth. Through flashbacks we see how hot-tempered carnival barker Billy falls for the sweet Julie (Jones), and how he turns to crime to provide for her when he discovers she’s going to have a baby.

While Sinatra possessed a golden voice, »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Academy Awards Film Series: Scorsese's Spielbergian Biopic Comes Crashing Down Each Time After Take-Off

19 March 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Aviator' movie with Leonardo DiCaprio as bizarre billionaire Howard Hughes: Bloated biopic. 'The Aviator' movie review: What's not good for the Spruce Goose… Imagine Citizen Kane directed by the Steven Spielberg of The Color Purple, Schindler's List, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan. The final result would look something like a Barry Levinson film – for instance, the superficial and phony Bugsy. Or, an even more appropriate example, the superficial, phony, and bloated The Aviator. Except, of course, that Levinson is not the man responsible for the 2004 mega-production starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the eccentric, billionaire ladies' man Howard Hughes. Strangely enough, that man is Martin Scorsese, the director of hard-hitting films such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Gangs of New York. Scorsese, a fan of Old Hollywood, apparently wanted to have some fun with the reported $110 million budget (approx. $138 million in 2016) made available to him. The director no doubt had a ball while making The Aviator, »

- Andre Soares

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Contemporary films reflecting on Hollywood’s Golden Age

25 January 2016 4:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sara Hemrajani on Hollywood’s love affair with its Golden Age…

Since there’s no business like show business, it’s unsurprising that one of Hollywood’s favourite topics is itself. The recent wave of award nominations for Trumbo, including a best actor Oscar nod for Bryan Cranston, is fresh evidence of the industry’s fascination with the so-called Golden Age.

In Trumbo, Cranston plays real-life writer Dalton Trumbo who was jailed and blacklisted for his ties to the American Communist Party. Despite the ban, Trumbo and his peers managed to flout the system using pseudonyms and support from eager filmmakers. He went on to write screenplays for classics such as Roman Holiday and Spartacus.

Following swiftly in its steps is Hail, Caesar!, the Coen brothers’ throwback to the glossy studio pictures of the 1940s. The trailer reveals characters reminiscent of Gene Kelly and Esther Williams, as well as producer »

- Sara Hemrajani

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Sheila Sims, Actress Who Was Richard Attenborough’s Widow, Dies at 93

20 January 2016 12:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sheila Sim, the British actress who was the widow of British actor and director Richard Attenborough, and starred with him in several films as well as in the original stage production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” died on Tuesday. She was 93.

Her death was announced after a performance of “The Mousetrap” in Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. In the world premiere of the whodunit there in October 1952, she starred as Mollie Ralston, the proprietor of Monkswell Manor, opposite Attenborough. The couple moved with the production to the West End, where it has been playing continually ever since.

Since 2013 Sim had been living in Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors, and she had been suffering from dementia.

Sim and Attenborough were married from January 1945 until his death in August 2014 at age 90.

On the big screen the couple worked together in 1947’s “Dancing With Crime,” 1948’s “The Outsider” and 1951’s “The Magic Box. »

- Carmel Dagan

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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 2: #75-51

12 January 2016 5:49 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.

Click here for Part 1 (#100-76)!

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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British Film and Hollywood: What If Hitchcock Had Stayed in the UK? Interview with Film Historian Anthony Slide

5 January 2016 1:15 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, and Ingrid Bergman: The 'Notorious' British (Hitchcock, Grant) and Swedish (Bergman) talent. British actors and directors in Hollywood; Hollywood actors and directors in Britain: Anthony Slide's 'A Special Relationship.' 'A Special Relationship' Q&A: Britain in Hollywood and Hollywood in Britain First of all, what made you think of a book on “the special relationship” between the American and British film industries – particularly on the British side? I was aware of a couple of books on the British in Hollywood, but I wanted to move beyond that somewhat limited discussion and document the whole British/American relationship as it applied to filmmaking. Growing up in England, I had always been interested in the history of the British cinema, but generally my writing on film history has been concentrated on America. I suppose to a certain extent I wanted to go back into my archives, »

- Andre Soares

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