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From EW Archives: Roger Moore’s Charm in Person—and Why He Was the ‘Best Bond’

From EW Archives: Roger Moore’s Charm in Person—and Why He Was the ‘Best Bond’
Legendary British actor Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 after an iconic career on the silver screen — including his record time as James Bond. This 2008 interview from EW takes a look back at Moore’s career and how he became “the best Bond.”

“Can I get you a drink, Mr. Moore?”

The waiter stands there, secretly hoping that he’ll say those five words known from the beaches of Rio to the bazaars of Cairo to the ski slopes of Gstaad: Vodka martini—shaken, not stirred.

“I’ll have a…Bloody Mary.”

Roger Moore is sitting in the
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Coming to a Theater Near You: ‘Best of the Fest’ Music Performances (Exclusive)

Coming to a Theater Near You: ‘Best of the Fest’ Music Performances (Exclusive)
Loton Corp’s LiveXLive, Kaos Connect and Screenvision Media are partnering for theatrical screenings of the “Best of the Fest” music festival series starting next year, Variety has learned exclusively.

LiveXLive has already partnered with Rock in Rio, Outside Lands and other festivals to present performances by Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Radiohead, Chance the Rapper, Metallica, Elton John, Avicii and Placido Domingo. The screenings will be shown in at least 250 venues within Screenvision’s network.

The alliance will be spearheaded by former Ncm/Fathom executives Dan Diamond and Shelly Maxwell of Kaos Connect, who assert that “Best of the Fest” will provide substantial branding and expanded revenue opportunities for LiveXLive. Diamond told Variety that the screenings will usually involve performances of two to four artists plus exclusive content such as backstage interviews.

“Through our alliance with Kaos Connect we’re always on the hunt for new and
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The Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatres

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The Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatresThe Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatresJenny Bullough9/21/2016 9:59:00 Am

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the pageantry, beauty, and incomparable vocal performance of live opera. But one thing comes very, very close: The Met Opera in Cineplex theatres. Only at Cineplex, you can take in the full spectacle of the Met’s 2016-2017 season, filmed in breathtaking HD. The Met Opera Live in HD offers benefits you can't get even at the Met itself: closeups of the performers, the rich detail in every costume, and the intricate choreography required in staging a grand opera are all showcased by the filming technique. Featuring world-renowned classics such as Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Tristan and Isolde, and much, much more, performed by stars such as Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming and many others, the Met Opera Live in HD series
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‘Sábado Gigante’ Ratings End 5-Decade Run On Strong Note For Univision

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Marc Anthony, Plácido Domingo and Shakira all said goodbye and Jorge Ramos offered live praise but in the end the end of Sábado Gigante was all down to host Don Francisco and the audiences he had for 53-years. And they showed up in strength on September 19 to wish the longest-running variety show ever a fond farewell. Sábado Gigante ¡Hasta Siempre! drew 3.4 million total viewers on Saturday with around 1.4 million…
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Actresses Deneuve and Stewart Make 'French Oscar' History

Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history (photo: Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche) Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, 2015; the César Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 20, 2015, at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet. Kristen Stewart is in the running in the Best Supporting Actress category for Clouds of Sils Maria / Sils Maria. Catherine Deneuve has been shortlisted as Best Actress for In the Courtyard / Dans la cour. So, how are Stewart and Deneuve making César history? Well, let's begin with "the expected one": Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve One of the biggest film icons ever, Catherine Deneuve is one of those relatively rare international film superstars who has never bothered with – or needed – a Hollywood career. Deneuve, who turned 71 last October 22, has been
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Francesco Rosi, Palme d’Or-Winning Italian Director, Dies at 92

Francesco Rosi, Palme d’Or-Winning Italian Director, Dies at 92
Rome — Italian director Francesco Rosi, known for socially engaged investigative dramas, including 1972 Palme d’Or winner “The Mattei Affair,” and for his depiction of the complex roots of corruption in Italy, died Saturday at his home in Rome. He was 92.

The cause of death was complications from bronchitis, according to Italian press reports.

After starting out as an assistant to Luchino Visconti in the late 1940s, Naples-born Rosi kicked off his directorial career at the 1958 Venice Film Festival, where his first feature “La sfida” (“The Challenge”), which delved into the intricacies of the Neapolitan mob, scooped the Special Jury prize.

Rosi’s 1962 Berlin Silver Bear winner “Salvatore Giuliano” rigorously reconstructed the perverse criminal power play in postwar Sicily. His “Hands Over the City” took on rapacious real-estate developers and their political cronies in Naples and scooped the 1963 Venice Golden Lion.

Palme d’Or winner “The Mattei Affair” is an investigation
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'The Book of Life' Review: Macabre Cartoon Almost Gets There

"The Book of Life" is a colourful, slightly macabre animated story that draws from Mexican culture and aesthetic style. Told as a story-within-a-story, this is a straight-up fairy tale that sees the protagonist go on a traditional heroic quest, with visits to the underworld, battles with raging beasts, and overcoming family expectations.

For a film that has significant events that take place in the underworld, this seems like a weird title.

Originally the film was called "Day of the Dead," which, frankly, is much more in keeping with the film's style. While granting that there are entire swaths of the audience that would be caught, um, dead taking their children to a film of that title, from both a narrative and aesthetic point of view it's a much more apt title.

What's with Mexicans and all this death stuff?

That seemingly offensive question is a rhetorical question that the film explicitly raises,
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Film Review: ‘The Book of Life’ Has Uninspired Tale to Tell

Chicago – Unfortunately you can’t judge “The Book Of Life” by its cover. The movie draws on the fertile imagery of the Mexican “Day Of The Dead” to create its own animated world. The animation is excellent and the wooden characters seem to spring to life – but those performances are as wooden as a board.

Which also describes my feelings for most of this uninspired journey…bored.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The film doesn’t have the courage to go its own way, instead it uses the window dressing of its distinctive look to paper over a story that is firmly stuck in the material world of mediocrity. Trouble begins from the onset with an uninspired framing device involving grade school slackers touring a museum and learning about the Mexican cultural traditions – complete with a map showing Mexico with a giant bandito mustache. These modern characters seem to have been inspired by the
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Exclusive Interview: Talking 'The Book of Life' With Jorge Gutierrez

Over the weekend I had a chance to speak with director Jorge Guiterrez about his new film "The Book of Life," which is also produced by Guillermo del Toro. The look of the film is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebrations.

"The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, "The Book of Life" encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Here is what Guiterrez had to say about the film.

For me, when I first saw the film, I thought of it as elements of a video game.
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Sgn Launches Mobile Game Collaboration With Fox Digital Tied to Guillermo Del Toro's ‘Book of Life’

Sgn Launches Mobile Game Collaboration With Fox Digital Tied to Guillermo Del Toro's ‘Book of Life’
Developer and game publisher Sgn launched its first collaboration with Fox Digital Entertainment, the mobile game release “Book of Life: Sugar Smash.” The game is tied to the upcoming “Book of Life,” an animated feature produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. The film's voice cast includes Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, and Christina Applegate, many of whom are also featured voices in the game. The game and film will both be available on Oct. 17. Also read: Sgn Names New President, Plans to Release 9 Games.
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Win A Family Four-Pack of Tickets To The Advance Screening of The Book Of Life In St. Louis

Featuring the voices of Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Danny Trejo, Channing Tatum and Ron Perlman, The Book Of Life is a vibrant fantasy-adventure that tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

The cast also includes Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), and Danny Trejo (Machete).

The Book Of Life’s original score and songs are by two-time Academy Award-winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain). The film is produced by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.

The Book Of Life Hits Theaters Everywhere On October 17th.
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The Book Of Life Original Film Soundtrack Available on iTunes

20th Century Fox has released the original soundtrack for their highly anticipated film, The Book Of Life. Effectively capturing the distinctive Latin American flavor found in the movie and featuring 18 eclectic tracks, the soundtrack is available on iTunes now, and physical copies will also be available on Amazon on October 13.

Digital album on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/bookoflife-ost

Physical album on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/bookoflife-ost-cd

Visit SoundCloud for a sneak peak Here: https://soundcloud.com/sony-soundtracks/sets/the-book-of-life-original

Track Listing: 1. Live Life – Jesse & Joy 2. The Apology Song – La Santa Cecilia 3. No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo 4. I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 5. I Will Wait – Joe Matthews, Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 6. Mas – Kinky 7. Cielito Lindo – Plácido Domingo 8. Creep – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 9. Can’t Help Falling In Love With YouDiego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla 10. Ecstasy Of Gold – Gustavo Santaolalla 11. Do
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'The Book Of Life' Exclusive Featurette - Heart of A Hero

20th Century Fox have provided Latino-Review with an Exclusive "Book of Life" featurette. Diego Luna stars in the Guillermo del Toro-produced animation as Manolo.

Luna talks about his character who goes on this insane journey into the land of the remembered, who is hero with no special powers, his only strength is Love.

The film co-stars the voice talents of Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, and Danny Trejo.

"The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites,
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Abramorama, Arts Alliance

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Richard Abramowitz’s distribution company Abramorama has partnered with Arts Alliance to theatrically release a slate of titles including live events.

Highlights include live and as-live broadcasts of the Royal Opera House’s I Due Foscari starring Placido Domingo, La Bohème, Swan Lake and Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen production of Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance.

“With opera and ballet from Covent Garden, Shakespeare from the Globe Theatre, and art exhibits of the highest quality from the best museums around the world, North American audiences will now experience what the rest of the world has long appreciated,” said Abramowitz (pictured).

“Arts Alliance has been a premier content producer and distributor for years and we’re delighted to be working with them to bring this great programming to the North American market. This kind of alternative content is a true growth area in our business and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

“This is an exciting
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Abramorama, Arts Alliance form pact

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Richard Abramowitz’s distribution company Abramorama has partnered with Arts Alliance to theatrically release a slate of titles including live events.

Highlights include live and as-live broadcasts of the Royal Opera House’s I Due Foscari starring Placido Domingo, La Bohème, Swan Lake and Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen production of Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance.

“With opera and ballet from Covent Garden, Shakespeare from the Globe Theatre, and art exhibits of the highest quality from the best museums around the world, North American audiences will now experience what the rest of the world has long appreciated,” said Abramowitz (pictured).

“Arts Alliance has been a premier content producer and distributor for years and we’re delighted to be working with them to bring this great programming to the North American market. This kind of alternative content is a true growth area in our business and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”

“This is an exciting
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Second Trailer Arrives For Book Of Life

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new trailer for the animated film, The Book Of Life.

Featuring the voices of Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Danny Trejo, Channing Tatum and Ron Perlman, the movie will be in theaters on October 17.

The Book Of Life, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

The film produced by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.

The cast also includes Cheech Marin, Hector Elizondo, tenor Placido Domingo, plus Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre, Eastbound and Down), Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included), comedian Gabriel Iglesias (Stand-up Revolution), and Danny Trejo (Machete).

The film’s original score
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New Trailer for 'The Book of Life'

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for their upcoming Guillermo del Toro produced film "The Book of Life" starring the voice talents of Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, and Danny Trejo.

The film is written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez.

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. "The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, "The Book of Life
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New The Book Of Life Trailer Continues to Feature Gorgeous Animation and Silly Characters

20th Century Fox has released a new The Book of Life trailer. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the film revolves around three childhood friends—Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoe Saldana), and Joaquin (Channing Tatum)—who find themselves in a love triangle as the gods wager on who will win Maria’s heart. Manolo is the central character of the story, as he dreams of breaking his family tradition of bullfighting to become a guitar player. Over the course of the fantastical story, audiences are taken to The Land of the Living, the Land of the Remembered, and the Land of the Forgotten as Manolo seeks to live a complete and fulfilling life that is remembered by the living. The movie continues to look absolutely gorgeous, and I'm curious to see if the plot and characters can match the visuals. Hit the jump for the new The Book of Life trailer,
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The New Trailer for The Book of Life, Produced by Guillermo del Toro

20th Century Fox has debuted the new trailer for The Book of Life, opening in theaters on October 17 and voiced by Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez and Danny Trejo. The animated comedy is produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez.
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New Posters for Horns, Penguins Of Madagascar, and The Book Of Life

While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we'll share a few newly released posters from the following films: Horns - Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend's mysterious death opens on October 31st. Penguins of Madagascar - Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th. The Book of Life - Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez's animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th. Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films' synopses. Horns (via IGN) Blamed for the death of his longtime
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