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Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 13 Review: White Lies Part 3

19 September 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

How heartbreaking was Julio's goodbye to little Mark?

The kid was originally obnoxious, parroting racist comments he'd heard from his family and hating Julio because he was Hispanic. 

But in the little time he was on, Julio became so protective of him that losing Mark hurt viewers as much as it hurt him.

Major Crimes Season 5 Episode 13 wrapped up a number of emotional storylines before heading into a cliffhanger. Who else can't wait until 2017 for its return?

Much of the hour was dedicated to finally figuring out exactly who ordered the hits in the courtroom.

As Provenza and Sharon quickly realized, this shooting wasn't really in the Z-Brotherhood's interest. All it did was bring unwanted police attention to the group's illegal activities.

The solution to the mystery was convoluted and I have to admit I'm still a bit confused. Martin Borjas was Dwight Darnell's father. He also ordered all the hits. »

- Jack Ori

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Strand Releasing Picks Up ‘The Transfiguration,’ Oscilloscope Takes ‘The Alchemist Cookbook’ To BitTorrent And More

16 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

– L.A.-based outfit Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Michael O’Shea’s Cannes premiere “The Transfiguration.” The film was sold by Protagonist Pictures at Toronto, and it marks the feature debut of writer-director Michael O’Shea. The atmospheric feature puts a new spin on the vampire movie.

“Mr. O’Shea’s film is a unique hybrid that audiences and critics will be compelled by,” said Strand Releasing’s partner Jon Gerrans, who discovered the film at Cannes. No word yet on release plans.

– Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced that Joel Potrykus’s latest dark comedy, “The Alchemist Cookbook,” will be available worldwide for pay-what-you-wish via BitTorrent Now on October 7, before it screens in select theaters across the country. »

- Kate Erbland

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Disney’s Finding Dory Swimming to Blu-ray 3D and More This November

12 September 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

One of this summer's biggest hits will take its good old time swimming to home video. Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory from director Andrew Stanton and co-director Angus MacLane will reach its Digital HD destination in October, followed by physical disc-based formats the following month.

The Digital HD and Digital Movies Anywhere (Dma) version of Finding Dory is scheduled for an October 25th launch. You will find the Finding Dory Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD editions in stores starting on November 15th, just in time for holiday shopping.

Note that Disney is not releasing 4K Blu-rays at this time so there is currently no scheduled Finding Dory 4K Uhd Blu-ray release that we are aware of.

Get Finding Dory pricing or place a pre-order for a discounted price at Amazon.com.

All high-def versions of Finding Dory will be presented in 1.78:1 1080p video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features »

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Finding Dory Stream Oct. 25, Swims for Home Nov. 15

9 September 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

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Burbank, Calif., Sept. 8, 2016 — The summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory, swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) on Oct. 25 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 15. Viewers can watch Dory’s hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features.

The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from Finding Nemo who make it their mission to get Marlin and Nemo to the Marine Life Institute; and much, much more.

Finding Dory features an all-star voice cast, »

- ComicMix Staff

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Hardcore

2 September 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The conflicted Paul Schrader works out some hellacious personal issues, in a feverish tale of a Michigan Calvinist searching for his daughter in the porn jungle of L.A.. A disturbingly dark modern-day cross between The Searchers and Masque of the Red Death, it was meant to be even darker. Hardcore Blu-ray Twilight Time 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 108 min. / Street Date August, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95 Starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent, Leonard Gaines, David Nichols. Cinematography Michael Chapman Production Designer Paul Sylbert Art Direction Edwin O'Donovan Film Editor Tom Rolf Original Music Jack Nitzsche Produced by Buzz Feitshans, John Milius Written and Directed by Paul Schrader

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

I'm not sure that the word 'controversial' has the same meaning it once had. There has to be a consensus on what is 'normal' in society for some topics to become edgy. These »

- Glenn Erickson

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Mulholland Drive Tops BBC's 100 Best Movies of the 21st Century List

23 August 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The modern movie landscape can make some people feel like the best days of film are behind us. With remakes, reboots and adaptations very abundant, and original movies seemingly not raking it in at the box office, that is an understandable sentiment. But the BBC felt like there are a lot of recent movies worth celebrating, and that is why they set out to make a list of the 100 greatest movies of the 21st century. The list they came up with is nothing if not interesting, and it is definitely a reminder that there are a lot of great movies that have been made in the last 16 years.

BBC published the list on Tuesday morning, after taking months to put it all together. In order to come up with this list, they used nearly 200 critics from both print and online publications, as well as academics and curators. The contributors that were used spanned the globe, »

- MovieWeb

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The 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century: BBC Polls Critics From Around The Globe

23 August 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last year, the BBC polled a bunch of critics to determine the 100 greatest American films of all time and only six films released after 2000 placed at all. This year, the BBC decided to determine the “new classics,” films from the past 16 years that will likely stand the test of time, so they polled critics from around the globe for their picks of the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century so far. David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.” tops the list, Wong Kar-Wai’s “In The Mood For Love” places second, and Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers both have 2 films in the top 25. See the full results below.

Read More: The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics

Though the list itself is fascinating, what’s also compelling are the statistics about the actual list. According to the the BBC, they polled 177 film critics from every continent except Antarctica. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Mullholland Drive tops critics' list of best 21st century films

23 August 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Aug 23, 2016

A critics' survey puts Mullholland Drive at the top of the list of the best films since 2000. Did yours make the cut?

Movie critics love Linklater, Studio Ghibli, the Coens and the surrealist stylings of David Lynch. At least, that's if a newly-published list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century is anything to go by.

BBC Culture commissioned the poll, which took in responses from 177 film critics from all over the world. As a result, the top 100 includes an eclectic mix of the mainstream to independent movies, from dramas to sci-fi and off-beat comedies. Feew would be surprised to see things like Paolo Sorrentino's handsome Italian confection The Great Beauty propping up the lower end of the list, or that such acclaimed directors as Wes Anderson or the aforementioned Coens feature heavily. 

What is pleasing to see, though, is how much good genre stuff has made the cut, »

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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films, According to Critics

22 August 2016 6:23 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Although we’re only about 16% into the 21st century thus far, the thousands of films that have been released have provided a worthy selection to reflect on the cinematic offerings as they stand. We’ve chimed in with our favorite animations, comedies, sci-fi films, and have more to come, and now a new critics’ poll that we’ve taken part in has tallied up the 21st century’s 100 greatest films overall.

The BBC has polled 177 critics from around the world, resulting in a variety of selections, led by David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive. Also in the top 10 was Wong Kar-wai‘s In the Mood For Love and Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, which made my personal ballot (seen at the bottom of the page).

In terms of the years with the most selections, 2012 and 2013 each had 9, while Wes Anderson, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Christopher Nolan, the Coens, Michael Haneke, and »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Cameraperson’ Trailer: Kirsten Johnson’s Acclaimed Documentary Is a Cinematic Self-Portrait

22 August 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cameraperson” was one of the most acclaimed films to emerge from Sundance this year, and perhaps the most unique: Kirsten Johnson’s cinematic memoir is comprised of excerpts from the many documentaries she’s served as cinematographer on over the last 25 years. Janus Films has unveiled the documentary’s first trailer, which you can find below.

Read More: Sundance Review: Surprisingly Emotional And Heartfelt Documentary ‘Cameraperson’ Is A Stunning Achievement

Many of these clips involve someone on camera interacting with either Johnson herself (who’s often unseen) or merely her camera. Among her many prior credits are “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Invisible War” and Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning “Citizenfour,” though “Cameraperson” marks her directorial debut. After premiering at Sundance, the film went on to screen at South by Southwest, True/False, New Directors/New Films and many other festivals.

Read More: Janus Films Picks Up Kirsten Johnson’s Award-Winning Documentary ‘Cameraperson’ – Exclusive

Though »

- Michael Nordine

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The Fantasticast #193 – Fantastic Four #154 & Marvel Team-Up #29

19 August 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

A Team-Up With A Team-Up

Hello, and welcome to episode 193 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week on the show, we’re packing them in with coverage of two complete issues. First up is The Man In The Mystery Mask, presented in Fantastic Four #154, in which the dreaded deadline doom catches up with Len Wein before his run has even begun, and a panicking bullpen reprint Strange Tales #127. Thankfully, we skip the stuff we’ve covered before »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Finding Dory’ Tops $900 Million in Worldwide Box Office

16 August 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” has crossed the $900 million mark in worldwide box office — the fourth Disney release to pass the threshold this year.

It’s the third-highest grossing Pixar release of all time after “Toy Story 3” at $1.06 billion and the 2003 prequel “Finding Nemo” at $936 million.

Finding Dory” launched with a $135 million domestic opening weekend on June 17-19, setting a record for biggest debut ever for an animated film. It’s become the top domestic release of the year and the seventh-highest domestic release of all time with $476.9 million.

Its international gross is $423.5 million with upcoming releases in Italy, Germany and several other smaller territories. Japan is the top foreign market with $50 million, followed by China with $38 million.

It’s the 40th title to top $900 million worldwide and the 16th Disney release to reach the milestone. Disney has the four top titles this year with “Captain America: Civil War” at $1.15 billion, »

- Dave McNary

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Spooky and magical 80s kids' TV dramas: 1980-84

15 August 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Westthorp Sep 14, 2016

Did fantasy dramas Chocky, The Box Of Delights and Dramarama leave an impression on you as a kid? Revisit those nightmares here...

Spooky, always magical and occasionally downright scary dramas are the bedrock of kids' television. For me, the pinnacle of this sort of programme was reached in the 1980s. The decade saw a new approach to both traditional and contemporary drama by both UK broadcasters: ITV committed itself to regular seasons of children's plays with Dramarama (1983-89), a kind of youth version of the venerable BBC Play For Today (1970-84), which saw the 1988 television debut of one David Tennant. The BBC, building upon an impressive body of work from the early 70s onwards, produced some of its very best family drama in this era, embracing cutting edge technology to bring treats like The Box Of Delights (1984) and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (1988) to the screen. »

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Finding Dory review – strikingly lovely

31 July 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A forgetful fish searches for its family in this charming sequel to Finding Nemo

The very best of the sequels attempted by the Pixar studio manage to combine a familiar milieu with the opportunity to explore entirely different themes to the original films. Toy Story 2 (which was written but not directed by Finding Dory co-director Andrew Stanton), for example, looks at the fear of mortality through the prism of the playroom. Toy Story 3 takes on the aftermath of a relationship breakdown. Finding Dory, meanwhile, is slightly less adventurous thematically, in that it reprises the central motif of Finding Nemo: that of the enduring parent-child bond, and the special embrace of family, in all its permutations. However, it is approached with such charm and warmth that it hardly matters that the two films share such similar arcs.

In this case it is Dory, the amnesiac blue tang (voiced »

- Wendy Ide

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Second Opinion – Finding Dory (2016)

30 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finding Dory, 2016.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane.

Starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver.

Synopsis:

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

 

Last year Pixar delivered two original movies, one of which was met with huge acclaim (Inside Out) and the other, not so much (The Good Dinosaur). Their history with sequels has likewise been uneven, ranging from great (Toy Story 2 & 3) to decent (Monsters University) to poor (Cars 2), so I was very relieved to discover that Finding Dory is a truly great film – in my opinion just as good (if not better) than Finding Nemo.

The film begins with a »

- Amie Cranswick

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Ellen DeGeneres on Finding Dory: 'Her disability becomes her strength' – video interview

29 July 2016 3:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ellen DeGeneres and Dominic West, the stars of Pixar sequel Finding Dory, join director Andrew Stanton to talk about how the film aims to appeal to both children and their parents, as well as the appeal and depth of DeGeneres’s character – an upbeat blue tang fish with short-term memory loss. DeGeneres discusses why ‘just keep swimming’ is a good motto for those with or without a disability and how not over-analysing a handicap can be wise

Finding Dory is released in the UK on 29 July

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- Andrew Pulver and Jonross Swaby

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Joshua Reviews Kino Lorber’s Pioneers Of African-American Cinema Box Set [Blu-ray Review]

28 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It’s hard to consider the release of a piece of entertainment, specifically a DVD and Blu-ray box set, as a culturally significant moment, but then again there are few items quite like the newest release from the team at Kino Lorber.

After a refreshingly successful Kickstarter campaign, Kino Lorber has finally released their groundbreaking collection, Pioneers Of African American Cinema, and to call it one of the year’s best home video releases is to truly understate the sociological import carried within this release.

Silent era and early-talkie cinema, as seen by many a film aficionado, is a deeply problematic world. Primarily helmed by white men, films more than occasionally featured everything from frustratingly cartoonish caricatures of African-American characters (furthering stereotypes like the “Mamie”) to white actors donning black face (of which there is also a great deal within this set as well) in what is seen today as a disturbing bit of racism. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Finding Dory review – Pixar sequel treads water

28 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This moderately entertaining film has so many parallels with 2003’s Finding Nemo that it seems less like a sequel and more like a clone

Dory, of course, is course the regal blue tang fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres in Pixar’s 2003 animation Finding Nemo. She has short-term memory loss, something between disability and adorable quirk. But with the ability to retrieve crucial glimpses of memory, and surrounded as she is by friendly helpful souls, Dory is basically not much different from any other wide-eyed, vulnerable, child-like Pixar character.

Now, Nemo director and co-writer Andrew Stanton has brought Dory back for a moderately entertaining, borderline-pointless sequel and star-showcase. The echoes and parallels of the first film are so obvious, it could be that semi-amnesiac Dory is Stanton’s satirical comment on the unending parade of studio franchise sequels which have to be pitched at a consumer base whose memory loss is »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Angus MacLane interview: directing Finding Dory

28 July 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jul 29, 2016

The co-director of Finding Dory on making the film. Plus, he recommends an awful lot of movies to watch...

From working as an animator on A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2, through to directing shorts such as Burn-e and Toy Story Of Terror, Angus MacLane has worked his way up through his career at Pixar. So much so, that he’s now making his feature co-directing debut on Finding Dory, that lands in UK cinemas today.

He spared us some time for a chat – and it’s worth staying to the end where he starts firing out film recommendations….

I first spoke to you eight or nine years ago when you were talking about Wall-e, that you were supervising animator. And you told me then of an eight-year old who asked you a question about that film at a Q&A. And I do think »

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Finding Dory review

28 July 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Published Date  Friday, July 29, 2016 - 05:34

Belated sequels haven’t been having the best of times of late. Follow-ups to the likes of Dumb And Dumber, Zoolander and Anchorman have either spluttered at the box office, or failed to capture what made the original films work. Even those that have succeeded – Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World – have nailed their colours firmly to the proverbial masts of the original movies.

Finding Dory, though, arrives in the UK off the back of an enormous level of success in the Us. And whilst it’s arguably not the equal of the charming and quite wonderful Finding Nemo, there’s an awful lot to like here.

Chiefly, Dory. The focus of Finding Dory, co-written and co-directed by Andrew Stanton (who was the driving force behind Finding Nemo), is on her, voiced once again by Ellen DeGeneres. Dory is a regal blue tang fish, »

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