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Jay Z Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Praised By Bono, Chance The Rapper, Quincy Jones And More

15 June 2017 6:51 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jay Z has made history after his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, becoming the first hip hop star to ever to be so honoured. Joining the ranks of such past inductees as John Lennon, Ira Gershwin and Elton John, the rapper/impresario is once again blazing trails as he’s recognized for his […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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Scott’s TCM Fest Dispatch, Part Three: Psychology

13 April 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It’s not exactly remarkable that cinema has been around long enough to chart the rise of modern psychology. The first century of film covers society’s entire 20th, a hundred-year span rife with innovation in a great many fields. But as art is keen on investigating the psyche, it’s little surprise that cinema would try to keep pace in some way with the study and expression of it. From the psychological thriller to the psychodrama to most horror films, the study of the mind onscreen sometimes unfolds perfectly naturally, and other times feels like a stiff lecture from somebody who read a really fascinating article in Time the month before. Look no further than Psycho for an example of both, but look to three films that played at the TCM Classic Film Festival for some pretty wild takes.

Based on a novel by a prominent psychologist (once president »

- Scott Nye

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A Star Is Born Heads To Broadway With Director Bill Condon

10 March 2017 4:19 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having played a significant role in the delivery of three of the most high profile musical feature films in recent years – namely Dreamgirls, Chicago, and the upcoming Beauty And The Beast – writer-director Bill Condon is now preparing to bring the big screen to Broadway, by signing on with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures to develop a stage production of A Star Is Born.

Condon’s pedigree brings a great deal of weight to this news. The Academy Award winner wrote the screenplays for Dreamgirls and Chicago – both of which were highly successful screen adaptations of hit Broadway musicals. He directed Dreamgirls himself, and returns to the feature film musical genre this year with Disney’s live-action re-make of Beauty And The Beast. In between, he sharpened his skill-set on a number of dramatic projects – such as The Twilight Saga and The Fifth Estate – before making his Braodway directorial debut in 2014 with Side Show. »

- Sarah Myles

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