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Blu-ray Review – The Long Good Friday (1980)

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Long Good Friday, 1980.

Directed by John Mackenzie.

Starring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Dave King, Pierce Brosnan, Eddie Constantine, Paul Barber, Derek Thompson, Brian Hall, Alan Ford, Kevin McNally, P.H. Moriarty, Karl Howman, Bryan Marshall.

Synopsis:

A ruthless English gangster’s empire starts to fall after a series of bombings over the Easter weekend.

Britain has always made good gangster films but there was always an angle to them, a little something that the filmmakers honed in on so they offered slightly more than the ultra-violent mob movies coming out of America. But in 1980 The Long Good Friday arrived and gave British crime movies a new, for the UK anyway, edge; a gangster film that was actually about gangsters and what they do.

But despite the gritty nature of the script and the raw production values it was the central performance by a then relatively unknown Bob Hoskins as Harold »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For The 35th Anniversary Edition Of ‘The Long Good Friday’

29 April 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

One of my favourite films of all time has to be the fantastic 1980s London-set gangster film The Long Good Friday. The film, which starred the late Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Paul Freeman, still stands up today, 35 years on from its original, acclaimed release.

The epic gangster movie is getting a limited cinema re-release on the 19th June through Arrow Films, and below, we have an exclusive look at the theatrical trailer for the 35th Anniversary Edition, which has a high-quality 2k digital restoration.

Harold Shand (Bob Hoskins) is a businessman with great ambitions. Spotting the development potential of London’s derelict Docklands area years before the Thatcher government, he tries to broker a deal with his American counterpart (Eddie Constantine) that will make them both millions. But who is killing Harold’s other associates and blowing up his businesses – and why?

Universally regarded as one of the greatest British gangster films ever made, »

- Paul Heath

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'Legend of Zelda' TV Show May Not Happen at Netflix

23 March 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, we reported that Netflix is in the early stages of developing a TV show based on the popular Nintendo video game The Legend of Zelda. The report claimed that Netflix is "working closely with Nintendo" for the series, described as a fantasy adventure similar to Game of Thrones, but one the whole family can enjoy. Today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata spoke with Time, claiming that the story from last month is not true. Here's what he had to say below:

"As of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information."

The Legend of Zelda started as a video game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System (Nes), which has spawned more than 20 new games for various console platforms. »

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Joan Rivers Oscar snub: Melissa Rivers offers official response

24 February 2015 1:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Melissa Rivers has responded to outrage over her mother Joan Rivers being left out of an 'In Memoriam' segment at the 87th Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have drawn criticism for leaving Rivers out of a segment honouring deceased celebrities like Robin Williams, Lord Richard Attenborough and Bob Hoskins at Sunday's ceremony.

Outrage over the snub on social media grew so strong that the Academy addressed the matter in a statement: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the 'In Memoriam' segment of this year's Oscar show.

"She is, however, included in our 'In Memoriam' gallery on Oscar.com."

Melissa has since offered an official response on her late mother's Facebook account.

"It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but [my son] Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with »

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The Academy's Excuse For Snubbing Joan Rivers Is Lame

23 February 2015 12:52 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Every year at the Academy Awards, an emotional tribute is held to recognize those lost in the film industry that year. 2015 marked an especially emotional time with big names including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Bob Hoskins, and Richard Attenborough on the list. But, among those fallen there were a few very important names left out of the "In Memoriam" segment of the show. And many were especially upset that the iconic comedian Joan Rivers was left out of the video montage. Social media erupted, news outlets were shocked, no one could believe that someone as well-known as Joan Rivers was not honored at the 2015 Oscars. Yes, she was a stand-up comic and TV personality, but she also made appearances in films such as The Muppets Take Manhattan and Spaceballs. So, in response an Academy representative spoke out. They responded to Rivers. omission with a statement (via THR): Joan Rivers »

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Watch: 2015 Oscars In Memoriam Tribute

23 February 2015 9:03 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last night was Hollywood's time to shine and bask in the glow of their accomplishments. But as ever, the party respectfully paused to pay tribute to those that passed away over the last year. 2014 saw some big talents leave us. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins, Richard Attenborough, and legendary cinematography Gordon Willis were all given shine. If you're wondering where Philip Seymour Hoffman was, he was honored during last year's Oscar ceremony. Meanwhile, a minor outcry erupted over the snubbing of Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute, but the Academy released the following statement to THR: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year's Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com." So there you go. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscars 2015: 13 of the best and worst moments from this year's awards

23 February 2015 2:25 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Academy Awards are over for another year, and it was a somewhat less predictable, more feisty show than we're used to, with winners making political statements and striking back against the widely-dreaded 'get off the stage' music.

But there was plenty of groan-worthy moments to get worked up about alongside the fun, and for those of you who are mentally stable enough not to have watched the entire thing live, we've picked out 13 of the night's highs and lows.

1. Pawel Pawlikowski defeats the play-off orchestra - Best

If you apply traditional rules of narrative to the Oscars, the protagonists and antagonists are pretty clear. Our plucky heroes are the bright-eyed, breathless winners, and the villain of the piece is without question that malevolent orchestra that's always cutting their speeches short. In 2013, they even played the Jaws music, just in case you needed further proof.

But Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski »

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Oscars 2015 "In Memoriam": Who Got Snubbed

23 February 2015 2:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A number of recognizable people were surprisingly left out of this year's "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscar telecast. Meryl Streep presented the video montage at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, which paid tribute to the many film-industry figures who died in the past year, including Robin Williams, Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins and Mike Nichols. However, some notable names were omitted from the list, including the following five individuals. Read More Oscars 2015: Joan Rivers Snubbed by "In Memoriam" Tribute Elaine Stritch The Broadway legend, who also played Alec Baldwin's character's mom on 30 Rock, appeared

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Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson performs 'I Can't Let Go' for in memoriam

22 February 2015 10:47 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Hudson has honoured the biggest talent in movies who have passed away at this year's Oscars ceremony.

The singer took to the Dolby Theatre stage with a heartfelt performance of 'I Can't Let Go' during the ceremony's traditional in memoriam segment.

Post by The Academy.

Oscars 2015 live blog: 87th Academy Awards as it happened

Oscars 2015: Academy Awards winners in full

"This is for all the people who shared their talents and lives with us. We are forever changed," the 33-year-old said.

Meryl Streep introduced the in memoriam, saying: "What ever role they played in movie-making, the films that they were part of made us laugh and think, and cry, and consider life with fresh eyes.

"They tickled us, raised our spirits when we needed it, challenged our minds and shocked our complacencies. Through their work they shared a piece of their soul, and so we will miss them »

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Oscars: Joan Rivers Left Out of In Memoriam Tribute

22 February 2015 8:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment offered an egalitarian salute to a broad range of industry figures who died during the past 12 months.

The segment presented by Meryl Streep gave equal time to Golden Age legends and below-the-line veterans. In a departure from past years, there were no clips for any of the more recognizable names but rather a series of stylized photo illustrations. Academy officials have long urged attendees to avoid giving the impression that the tribute is a popularity contest by holding applause until the end.

The segment opened with Mickey Rooney followed by director Paul Mazursky and was applause-free, as far as telecast viewers could discern, in the Dolby Theater until the final image of director Mike Nichols flashed on screen.

Joan Rivers was a notable omission from the on-air list. The comedian who died at 80 in September had a limited film resume, to be sure, but »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Oscars 2015: Live Blog

22 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.

Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”

Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.

And now Matthew McConaughey saunters on stage to announce best actress. Julianne Moore, five times a nominee at the Oscars is the favourite. Will she get it this time for Still Alice? Yes she’s got »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Arrow Films unveils sneak peek at re-release of The Long Good Friday

11 February 2015 1:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Arrow Video, Britain’s premiere purveyor of Blu-ray restoration releases of cult films, has debuted a new promotional clip of their new 2K restoration print/upcoming Blu-ray release of classic British crime film The Long Good Friday.

The new print and restoration is set for a limited cinema run on March 27th in the UK, as well as being released on a new Blu-ray release on May 4th. No details have yet been announced on the special features, but you can be sure that it will be jammed packed with some great content as ever from Arrow.

Check out the clip here…

Acclaimed gangster thriller starring Bob Hoskins as a top London crime boss whose attempts to launch a legitimate business enterprise are disrupted by a number of bombs from an unknown adversary. Harold Shand (the late Bob Hoskins, Mona Lisa) is a gangster who has worked his way to »

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BBC responds to complaints about Stephen Fry's BAFTA swearing

10 February 2015 8:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The BBC has responded to complaints it has received regarding its coverage of the BAFTAs on Sunday (February 8).

Some viewers got in touch with the broadcaster to object to the strong language used by presenter Stephen Fry during the ceremony.

Fry swore multiple times on the night, and introduced Tom Cruise as "Tom f**king" Cruise" ahead of the Best Film presentation.

The BBC replied: "The BAFTAs is not a BBC event, but during our coverage of the awards ceremony we try to find a compromise between presenting the events of the night as they happened, while remaining within the expectations of the majority of the viewers at home - which saw over 5.5 million people tuning in to watch.

"Attitudes to strong language vary enormously and we considered very carefully how to reflect this.

"Stephen, whose irreverence and style is extremely well-known to viewers, has presented the BAFTAs for several years. »

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BBC responds to complaints about Stephen Fry's BAFTA swearing

10 February 2015 8:19 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has responded to complaints it has received regarding its coverage of the BAFTAs on Sunday (February 8).

Some viewers got in touch with the broadcaster to object to the strong language used by presenter Stephen Fry during the ceremony.

Fry swore multiple times on the night, and introduced Tom Cruise as "Tom f**king" Cruise" ahead of the Best Film presentation.

The BBC replied: "The BAFTAs is not a BBC event, but during our coverage of the awards ceremony we try to find a compromise between presenting the events of the night as they happened, while remaining within the expectations of the majority of the viewers at home - which saw over 5.5 million people tuning in to watch.

"Attitudes to strong language vary enormously and we considered very carefully how to reflect this.

"Stephen, whose irreverence and style is extremely well-known to viewers, has presented the BAFTAs for several years. »

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BAFTA Explains Omitting Bob Hoskins From 2015 In Memoriam Segment as Actor's Daughter Laments ''Bad Form''

9 February 2015 1:10 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Well, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, explain yourselves. The 2015 BAFTA Film Awards seemingly went off without a hitch on Sunday evening in London, but Twitter was in a snit following the in memoriam segment after the montage concluded without mention of Bob Hoskins, who died last April at 71 from pneumonia after a battle with Parkinson's disease.  "Bad form #BAFTA #bobhoskins," the actor's daughter Rosa Hoskins tweeted, per the U.K.'s Telegraph. Actor Paddy Considine, who was in the British film A Room for Romeo Brass with Hoskins, tweeted, "Dear @BAFTA leaving out Bob Hoskins was a glaring error, and a complete travesty." Writer-comedian David »

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Why Bob Hoskins didn't make the final cut of Bafta's in memoriam slot

9 February 2015 11:48 AM, PST | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

A maudlin ritual with its roots in Oscar history entered the modern age of outrage yesterday. When Stephen Fry introduced the Baftas memorial montage (the "death reel", if you will) during the luvvie awards ceremony on Sunday night, some viewers were incensed that Bob Hoskins, a Bafta winner and stalwart of British cinema, did not feature alongside, among 27 other names, Lauren Bacall and Mickey Rooney. »

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The Ridiculous Reason The BAFTAs Cut Bob Hoskins From Its In Memoriam Reel

9 February 2015 9:19 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

In 2014, the world lost the great and talented Bob Hoskins. Best known for his role as Det. Eddie Valiant in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the actor passed away from pneumonia at the age of 71 on April 29 after a drawn-out battle with Parkinson.s disease. During the BAFTA ceremony this past weekend, however, an in memoriam video tribute that aired neglected to honor Hoskins. This sent many people on Twitter into an uproar, but BAFTA has since to responded with their reasoning. In a statement from the organization, which can be read in its entirety on Sky News, the reason they omitted Hoskins from their tribute is because of this small rule they have that says you can.t be featured in more than one televised obituary. Hoskins had already been featured in the obituary that aired during the academy television awards last year, and BAFTA didn.t want »

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Manakamana DVD Review

9 February 2015 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

Running Time: 118 mins

Certificate: E

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Trailers

At the end of gangster film The Long Good Friday, there’s a famous sequence where Bob Hoskins is captured in a close-up static shot as he sits in the back of a car. The character awaits a grisly fate at the hands of the Ira and over the course of a few minutes we see nothing but his expectant face. When Hoskins asked the director what he should be thinking, John Mackenzie suggested he try working out what was going on in the plot. An unusual way to begin this review perhaps but in my view pertinent, for documentary Manakamana adopts a similar approach to a completely different subject. The piece is composed of a series of locked-off shots depicting ten minute cable car trips over the Nepalese mountains by pilgrims on »

- Steve Palace

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BAFTA explains Bob Hoskins omission from tributes

9 February 2015 5:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The British Academy Film Awards has explained why Bob Hoskins was not included during the annual ceremony's tributes section last night (February 8).

Fans voiced their anger when Hoskins and Rik Mayall were not featured in the In Memoriam video montage.

BAFTA stated that individuals are only featured in televised obituaries once, and Hoskins had already received a tribute at last year's Television Awards.

For those commenting on Bob Hoskins' omission from last night's broadcast please read our statement for clarification pic.twitter.com/ddjmKCp0Fm

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 9, 2015

"Due to the timing of his death in April last year, and the fact that his credits included television as well as film (he was BAFTA-nominated for Pennies from Heaven in 1979), Bob Hoskins was included in the televised obituaries package at the British Academy Television Awards last year," the statement reads.

"BAFTA feature individuals in televised obituaries only once, sadly due »

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BAFTA explains Bob Hoskins omission from tributes

9 February 2015 5:26 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The British Academy Film Awards has explained why Bob Hoskins was not included during the annual ceremony's tributes section last night (February 8).

Fans voiced their anger when Hoskins and Rik Mayall were not featured in the In Memoriam video montage.

BAFTA stated that individuals are only featured in televised obituaries once, and Hoskins had already received a tribute at last year's Television Awards.

For those commenting on Bob Hoskins' omission from last night's broadcast please read our statement for clarification pic.twitter.com/ddjmKCp0Fm

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 9, 2015

"Due to the timing of his death in April last year, and the fact that his credits included television as well as film (he was BAFTA-nominated for Pennies from Heaven in 1979), Bob Hoskins was included in the televised obituaries package at the British Academy Television Awards last year," the statement reads.

"BAFTA feature individuals in televised obituaries only once, sadly due »

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