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Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Is Engaged

Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's Daughter Alexa Ray Joel Is Engaged
She said yes!

Alexa Ray Joel celebrated the new year with a brand new fiance. On Monday, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's daughter took to Instagram with a sweet photo of herself kissing her longtime boyfriend, Ryan Gleason, and showing off her engagement ring.

"He said to me: 'Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines,'" she captioned the pic on Instagram. "It was the most beautiful thing anybody’s ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!"

~He said to me: “Before I met you, my world was in black and white. You colored it in between the lines.” It was the most beautiful thing anybody’s ever said to me. How could I possibly say no to that?!?!~
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Win The Princess Bride on Blu-ray

As you wish. The classic fantasy romance, The Princess Bride, celebrates its 30th Anniversary by returning to cinemas nationwide for one day on the 23rd October alongside an anniversary edition Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate we have 3 copies on Blu-ray to giveaway.

Directed by Rob Reiner and with an all-star cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Fred Savage, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Mel Smith & Peter Cook, and written by Academy Award® winning screenwriter William Goldman, The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale; full of swashbuckling swordplay, giants, pirates, an evil prince and a beautiful princess… all woven into the love story to end all love stories.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Cary Elwes’ character Westley goes by what other name?

Your Answer Dead Pirate PetersDread Pirate RobertsRed Pirate Roberts

UK entries only. One entry per person. Competition closes 17th November.
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Adrian Edmondson webchat – your questions answered on Rik Mayall, hate mail and what's in a Peperami

The former Young One revealed who he’d like to thwack with a frying pan, his guitar battles with heavy metal legends and what he makes of today’s sitcoms

11.13am BST

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Right, I'm off to hide in your hard drive and have a bloody good look at your internet history!

11.12am BST

usefulmirage asks:

Will your Malvolio be sympathetic or pompous?

I keep changing him. He's not a very nice man really is he? But he is badly abused. Should you abuse nasty people? I'm playing him as the kind of puritanical bastard he is. Although one line I'm trying to inject is that he is genuinely in love with Olivia and has been all his life really because she's about half his age. I think he's been holding a candle for her for ever. So like most mean-spirited people he's to be pitied.
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Tribute to France’s star platinum blonde by Richard Mowe

Mireille Darc as Corinne Durand in Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend with Jean Yanne (Roland Durand). Photo: Unifrance The French actress and model Mireille Darc who was one of the beautiful people of the Sixties and Seventies and a constant companion over many years of Gallic superstar Alain Delon, has died last night (August 27) in Paris, her family have announced.

Mireille Darc: 'When I saw myself a blonde, I realised that it was me' Photo: Unifrance Darc, who was 79 and who chose her surname as a reference to Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc), was born in Toulon on May 15, 1938 as Mireille Aigroz. She began her career as a model and television presenter before turning to cinema.

Early on, she landed roles in various films, including Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend (1968), and at the opposite end of the spectrum Ken Annakin’s comedy romp Monte Carlo Or Bust! (1969) with Tony Curtis,
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Ribbons of memory by Anne-Katrin Titze

Doug Nichol's California Typewriter brilliantly captures the percussion of the keys at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Antiquarian typewriter collector Martin Howard over brunch in the garden of Narcissa, next door to the Standard Hotel, joined me for a conversation on California Typewriter, Doug Nichol's documentary featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, Jeremy Mayer, Pulitzer Prize winners David McCullough and Sam Shepard, and a reenactment of Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams' Royal Road Test execution. Martin is the glue of the film as we are taken on an historical journey for his search to purchase a Sholes & Glidden typewriter.

Martin Howard on typewriter Betty Grable: "She uses a Sholes & Glidden in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Wrong Box (John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson, Peter Sellers, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore), Royal Flash (Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed), Waterloo (Rod Steiger,
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The Princess Bride Screens Midnights at The Tivoli This Weekend

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!”

Why is this such a classic line in the minds of many? I don’t know, really. But I do know that the way that Mandy Patinkin delivers it in this film has ‘classic line’ written all over it!

The Princess Bride screens this Friday and Saturday nights (July 28th and 29th) at midnight at the Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ Midnight series.

Believe it or don’t, but I just saw The Princess Bride for the first time in 2014 at a Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event. I’d heard great things about it for decades so I’m not sure why I’ve spent so many years avoiding it. Perhaps because I was 25 when it was made in 1987 and really, what self-respecting dude would watch a movie called The Princess Bride
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Nick Frost to play Captain Pugwash in live-action movie

In what could be a piece of perfect casting, Nick Frost has signed on to portray Captain Pugwash in a live-action feature film adaptation of the beloved British children’s character. John Hay (There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble) is writing and directing, while Jason Flemyng will also feature in the cast.

Pugwash will follow the bumbling and cowardly pirate captain of the the Black Pig and his crew as they set off on a mission to rescue Tom the Cabin Boy’s father, who has become marooned on a volcanic island with a hoard of treasure protected by an army of angry ghosts. And to make things more complicated, Pugwash soon finds he has the infamous pirate Cut-Throat Jake on his tail.

“Besides Winston Churchill and Henry VIII, Captain Horatio Pugwash seems like a role I was born to play,” said Frost (via THR). “I cannot wait to get going.
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Mike Myers Says He Would Love To Do Another 'Austin Powers' Movie

Mike Myers Says He Would Love To Do Another 'Austin Powers' Movie
Mike Myers may be ready to slip back into a familiar character.

The 53-year-old comedian reflected on the upcoming 20th anniversary of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and how his father's death inspired him to create the hilarious British spy character.

Flashback: Working Out with Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon & Mike Myers in ‘93

"After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general," Myers said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, published on Thursday. "So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore."

Austin Powers debuted on May 2, 1997, the sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, hit theaters in 1999, and was followed by 2002's Austin Powers: Gold Member, co-starring Beyonce. All three films were directed by Jay Roach.

The film series
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Two for the Road

Two for the Road

Blu-ray

Twilight Time

1967 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date January 10, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, William Daniels, Claude Dauphin, Nadia Gray

Cinematography: Christopher Challis

Art Direction: Marc Frederic, Willy Holt

Film Editor: Madeleine Gug

Original Music: Henry Mancini

Written by Frederic Raphael

Produced and Directed by Stanley Donen

Some so-called sophisticated ‘sixties romantic dramas have dated pretty badly, as it’s not easy to create a movie acceptable to a fickle audience, that doesn’t end up with attitudes, politics or even costumes that don’t look ‘wrong’ just a few years later. I’ve found that enjoying Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s takes a conscious act of selective blindness. The music, the style, the images were swooningly vital to an audience perhaps ten years older than this reviewer. Hepburn’s ravishing Holly Golightly misses
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Christie Brinkley’s Daughter Sailor Shares Message To Girls Watching Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: ‘Don’t Hate Yourself For Your Thighs’

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Sailor Brinkley Cook has an important message for other young girls who tuned in to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday night. The 18-year-old daughter of supermodel Christy Brinkley and architect Peter Cook — who herself works as a model — Instagrammed a group picture of the models chosen to walk the runway this […]
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Cinema Retro Issue #36 Has Shipped Worldwide- Subscribe Or Renew Today!

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Issue #36 of Cinema Retro has shipped to subscribers worldwide. This is the final issue of Season 12. Please subscribe or renew today and help keep the dream alive for the world's most unique film magazine!  

Highlights of this issue include: 

Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer celebrate the 50th anniversary of "The Professionals" starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode and Jack Palance.

*Mark Mawston with a rare exclusive interview with 70's sex siren Linda Hayden

*Cai Ross takes a bite at covering the underrated 1979 version of "Dracula" starring Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier

*John LeMay uncovers the top secret story of the unfilmed "Romance of the Pink Panther" that was to have starred Peter Sellers.

*Peter Cook continues his celebration of matte painting artists

*Tim Greaves uncovers the fascinating career of British "Sex Queen" Mary Millington

*Mark Mawston concludes his interviews with legendary stills photographer Keith Hamshere,
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Cinema Retro Issue #36 Now Shipping In The UK And Europe

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Issue #36, the final issue of Season 12 of Cinema Retro,  has now shipped worldwide. 

Highlights of this issue include:

Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer celebrate the 50th anniversary of "The Professionals" starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode and Jack Palance.

*Mark Mawston with a rare exclusive interview with 70's sex siren Linda Hayden

*Cai Ross takes a bite at covering the underrated 1979 version of "Dracula" starring Frank Langella and Laurence Olivier

*John LeMay uncovers the top secret story of the unfilmed "Romance of the Pink Panther" that was to have starred Peter Sellers.

*Peter Cook continues his celebration of matte painting artists

*Tim Greaves uncovers the fascinating career of British "Sex Queen" Mary Millington

*Mark Mawston concludes his interviews with legendary stills photographer Keith Hamshere, who recalls shooting "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and the James Bond films

*Lee Pfeiffer's personal tribute to the late Euan Lloyd,
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Cinema Retro Issue #35 Now Shipping Worldwide- Subscribe Or Renew Today!

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Cinema Retro issue #35 has now shipped to our subscribers worldwide.  No other magazine centers specifically on the great Golden Age of film making: the 1960s and 1970s. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews, rare photos and insightful columns about classic and cult movies that virtually no one else covers in this kind of detail. Please support classic cinema in the print format by subscribing or renewing today!

Highlights of this issue include:

Mike Siegel's 12 page in-depth report on the tragedy and triumph in the making of Bruce Lee's last film, Enter the Dragon Mark Mawston's exclusive interview with Ian Ogilvy, who talks about filming She Beast, Witchfinder General and his close call with playing James Bond Extensive report from Tim Greaves on the underrated Alistair MacLean spy thriller When Eight Bells Toll, which afforded young Anthony Hopkins an early starring role. Peter Cook pays tribute to "The
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The Top 25 Funniest Actors of All Time

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Who are the funniest, wackiest, cleverest, wittiest comic actors in the history of film and television? Take a look at our list and see who we came up with.

The top 25 laugh-getters…

#25…George Carlin: Probably the best stand-up comedian of all-time. He brilliantly satirized American culture, mixing his liberal social commentary with an often unapologetically coarse and dirty style of language. His penchant for obscenities was most evident in his trademark routine “Seven words you can never say on television”. No one was better at mocking the excesses of American culture than Carlin.

#24…Robin Williams: He had a manic energy and great improvisational skills. His hyper, free-form style inspired many comedians to follow, such as Jim Carrey. He shot to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy, before breaking away to very successful movie career, appearing in films like Good Morning Vietnam, The World According to Garp, Mrs. Doubtfire and Popeye.
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Post-Nuke Comedy The Bed Sitting Room Finally Hits Blu-ray

In 1969, Legendary British director Richard Lester (How I Won the War, A Hard Day's Night) joined with former members of The Goon Show to create The Bed Sitting Room, a loosely-linked series of comedy sketches about a post-nuke London.

For whatever reason, the absurdist film - despite a stellar cast of comedy greats - has become lost to the ages while the cultural relevance of of Monty Python continues to loom large. Hopefully that may change as people discover the flick on Blu-ray.

The cast includes Dudley Moore (Arthur), Peter Cook (Bedazzled), Ralph Richardson (The Fallen Idol [Continued ...]
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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Bedazzled

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It’s time to talk remakes again. Our ongoing series continues as we look at a comedy about the devil. Maybe that’s not quite the holiday spirit but we’re doing it anyway. This week, Cinelinx looks at Harold RamisBedazzled (2000).

Sometimes, it’s the chemistry between the lead actors that makes or breaks a film. When two actors just click, it lifts a film to a whole new level. It’s this on-screen cohesion (or lack thereof) that makes the difference between the two versions of Bedazzled.

The original version was made in England in 1967 and the remake in America in 2000. Both versions of the film follow a similar pot. Each one focuses on an unhappy man--named Stanley (Dudley Moore) in the original and Elliot (Brendan Fraser) in the remake—who is pining for a woman who doesn’t know he’s alive. Stanley/Elliot is approached by
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Eleanor Bron: 'I didn't want to be like other little girls'

She satirised the 60s alongside Peter Cook and appeared onscreen in classics from Alfie to Women in Love. Bron talks Corbyn, ‘consorts’, and what the Beatles taught her about fame

Eleanor Bron – delicate, poised and with fathomless, deep-hooded eyes – has had a long career. It stretches back to the satire boom of the 1960s, through a constellation of films such as Ken Russell’s Women in Love and Terence Davies’s The House of Mirth and up to this month, in rehearsals for a play at the Bush theatre in London. But the absolute keynote of performing, she says, is still “dread”. Acting “is terribly exposing”. The fear doesn’t wear off with experience? “It gets worse as one gets older. You have what I call peripherals – some of the constant peripherals are the dread, the fear, the constant possibility of failure. Of letting other people down, that is the main thing.
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Mitchell and Webb on Peep Show: ‘We just wanted to milk it’

As their groundbreaking sitcom Peep Show nears its ninth and final series, David Mitchell and Robert Webb discuss its enduring appeal, their own friendship – and how to eat the dog without jumping the shark

There are plenty of comic partnerships that start out with a shared dream and end, like Peter Cook’s and Dudley Moore’s, in bitter tensions and seething envy. That’s not the impression David Mitchell and Robert Webb give. “If we worked in an office together,” says Mitchell, “we’d be friends and go to the pub.”

“The thing we have in common is that we make each other laugh,” agrees Webb, “whether we turn that into money or do it just for the fun of it. It happens less frequently now these days, we’ve both got our own families, but if we do end up in the pub or at weddings and if I make a joke,
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Cinema Retro Issue #35 Now Shipping Worldwide! Subscribe Or Renew Your Subscription Today!

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Highlights of this issue include:

Mike Siegel's 12 page in-depth report on the tragedy and triumph in the making of Bruce Lee's last film, Enter the Dragon Mark Mawston's exclusive interview with Ian Ogilvy, who talks about filming She Beast, Witchfinder Generaland his close call with playing James Bond Extensive report from Tim Greaves on the underrated Alistair MacLean spy thriller When Eight Bells Toll,which afforded young Anthony Hopkins an early starring role. Peter Cook pays tribute to "The Art of Deception"-  a look at the use of matte paintings in famous films. Michael Commes takes a fun filled visit to The House of Bare Mountain, the infamous nudie monster flick Esteemed photographer Keith Hamshere shares his memories and photos from The Living Daylights, Murphy's War and Death on the NileRaymond Benson's Ten Best Films of 1954  Patrick Cooper pays tribute to Robert Mitchum and The Friends of Eddie Coyle  Lee Pfeiffer's "Take Two" column examines Assignment K starring Stephen Boyd and Camilla Sparv Brian Hannan looks at what was hot at the boxoffice in 1966 Sheldon Hall reviews a video release of Jacques Rivette's films Daniel D'Arpe celebrates the cult sci-fi flick Starcrash starring Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff. Adrian Smith joyfully uncovers the 007 sexploitation spoof Bonditis  Plus Darren Allison's latest soundtrack news and reviews, Gareth Owen's "Pinewood Past" column and the latest movie book and DVD reviews. 

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Ten Weddings and No Funerals: The Greatest Cinematic Nuptials

By Alex Simon

There are few rituals in life more chaotic, confounding and magical than the wedding. Appropriately, marriages have provided the backdrop for many a story spun through the ages. Whether it’s sending out multitudes of wedding invitations, choosing the right dress, or whether to seat Aunt Mabel next to her second or fifth ex-husband at the reception, weddings both in life and on film are almost always guaranteed to bring forth a surge of emotions. Below are a few of our favorite cinematic nuptials:

1. The Searchers (1956)

John Ford’s western masterpiece is full of many iconic moments, not the least of which is one of the screen’s greatest knock-down, drag-out fights between Jeffrey Hunter and Ken Curtis for the hand of comely Vera Miles. Martin Scorsese loved this scene so much, he paid homage by having his characters watch it in Mean Streets (1973).

2. Rachel Getting Married
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