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Five Movies You Totally Forgot Sean Connery Was In

  • TVovermind.com
Scottish actor Sean Connery is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the character James Bond. He appeared in the franchise for seven films, the first in 1962, and the last in 1988. He’s also gained in popularity for his amazing acting skills in “The Untouchables,” (1987), with Kevin Costner and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003) with a star studded cast. Many fans were thrilled of his portrayal of Dr. Henry Jones, opposite of Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones films. His role as the ultimate in sexy and savvy James Bond has overshadowed most of his other characters

Five Movies You Totally Forgot Sean Connery Was In
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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

  • Indiewire
The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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Crypt of Curiosities: The Mummies of Hammer Horror

  • DailyDead
Here’s a spicy hot take—I’m as far as one could get from excited for Universal’s new film The Mummy. This isn’t exactly the movie’s fault, per se, as much as it is the world the movie inhabits, a sort of bizarro realm where a Brian Tyler-scored Tom Cruise action spectacle that’s meant to lay the groundwork for a Marvel-style cinematic universe, complete with Dr. Jekyll in the role of Nick Fury, is the most commercially viable way to make a movie about an ancient mummy’s curse. Now, I can see why the film’s being made, and you can’t exactly fault a studio for wanting to chase the money train that is the McU, but personally, I couldn’t care less about the picture being released. Because when I think of mummies, I don’t think of Tom Cruise, or Brendan Fraser,
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The Girl with Something Extra: Sally Field Comedy Coming to getTV in January

  • TVSeriesFinale
GetTV is getting you a little something extra to ring in the New Year. The first and only season of The Girl with Something Extra TV show is coming to getTV, Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:20am Et. NBC premiered the series in 1973 and cancelled it after only one season of 22 episodes.The Girl with Something Extra starred Sally Field as Sally Burton, a newlywed with Esp. John Davidson played her husband John Burton. When he learns about his wife's abilities, wackiness ensues. Zohra Lampert and Jack Sheldon also starred. Guest stars included: Henry Jones, Teri Garr, Farrah Fawcett, Pat Harrington Jr., Don Knotts, Dick Van Patten, and Merv Griffin. Read More…
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Sharon Jones Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer

Sharon Jones Dies After Battle With Pancreatic Cancer
Singer Sharon Jones died after a long battle against pancreatic cancer on Friday. She was 60.

According to a statement to Et, the singer "was surrounded by loved ones, including the Dap-Kings."

Watch: Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dies of Massive Cardiac Arrest at Age 57

Jones first began singing in church and school, before performing professionally as a wedding singer in the 1970s. The bulk of Jones' success, however, came three decades later, after starting her band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The band released its debut album, Dap Dippin' With Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, to immediate attention and critical acclaim in 2002, and quickly released three more albums, Naturally (2005), 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) and I Learned the Hard Way (2010).

In June 2013, Jones announced that she was diagnosed with cancer, and subsequently put the band's fifth album, Give the People What They Want, on hold while she underwent chemotherapy. During the 2015 premiere of her documentary film, Miss [link=nm
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25 triumphant moments from the movies

Robert Keeling Nov 11, 2016

A salute to some of the finest uplifting moments in film, and to cinema's ability to lift your day.

A few weeks ago we published a list of traumatic moments that have appeared in family films. Of course we all enjoyed that waltz through painful childhood nightmare fuel, but the question was raised, why not do a list of slightly more positive and upbeat movie scenes instead? Thus, this: 25 of the most triumphant movie moments of all time.

Everyone has that go-to feel-good movie which they stick on when life is getting them down. Had a bad week at work? Stick Four Weddings on. Football team lose 5-0 and get soaked through on your way home? Time for Baseketball. Leave a tenner in the pocket of your jeans that just went in the wash and thus suddenly realise that life is a never-ending cycle of pain and
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Theory: Why Karen Gillan’s Jumanji costume isn’t sexist

Luke Owen has a theory on why Karen Gillan’s costume in Jumanji isn’t sexist…

It certainly caused some ire amongst the folk on Twitter when Kevin Hart unveiled our first look at the cast of the Jumanji sequel, as many pointed out the ‘male gaze’ nature of Karen Gillan’s costume of thigh-high boots, short shorts and a croptop that exposes her midriff. Anyone who pointed this out isn’t wrong, of course. After all, the men in the photo look more ready to deal with the dangers of the jungle than Gillan is. But perhaps there is a point to it all?

The Rock, looking to defend the costume and the movie, took to Instagram to reveal that their, “dope 90’s vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot’s revealed” and Gillan herself sent out a tweet which read: “Yes I’m wearing child sized
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Indiana Jones and the Future of the Franchise

Tony Black on Indiana Jones and the future of the franchise…

Ask almost anyone what they thought of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the 2008 long-gestated sequel known forever and a day simply as ‘Indy IV’, and you’ll probably get much the same answer. “Awful!” “Rotten!” “Should never have made it!” “Nuke the fridge???!” You get the drift. It’s about as popular a sequel as World War Two, the fourth in, to many, a near-perfect trilogy of adventure films that helped define their decade, and the childhoods of millions. Indeed many try and revise history to erase it from their minds, considering Last Crusade the last hurrah. Like it or not, however, Disney know Indy = money given the near $800 million the fourth movie made on just shy of a $200 million budget. Almost nobody liked it, yet almost everybody went to see it. Therefore, after Disney’s epic purchase of LucasFilm,
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Indiana Jones 5 Billed As A “Continuation” Of Crystal Skull Story

It was the franchise revival that looked to have all but scuppered the immediate future of Indiana Jones – burning more than a few bridges with longtime fans in the process – but it’s been revealed that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull‘s story arc will feed into 2019’s Indiana Jones 5.

That’s according to series producer Frank Marshall, who noted that the long-in-development sequel will act as a “continuation” of the story found in Steven Spielberg’s divisive action-adventure.

Word comes by way of Variety, who spoke briefly with Marshall during the ongoing CinemaCon event. Indeed, there’s not much else to go on outside of Marshall’s quote about the story underpinning Indy 5, but we imagine that the executive is referring to the sequel retaining a sense of continuity, as opposed to welcoming back, say, Shia Labeouf as budding young explorer Mutt.

Speaking broadly about Harrison Ford’s
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Don Verdean – The Review

Okay film fanatics, when you hear the word archeologist, who do you immediately think of? That’s simple, you picture the rugged Harrison Ford as the dashing, whip-crackin’ Henry Jones, Junior better known as Indiana Jones, first introduced in 1981’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark (hmm, that itself may be an ancient artifact). First and foremost he’s a dashing action hero, but he’s also a man of ethics and morals, stated in his catchphrase “It belongs in a museum!”, along with his other sayings “Snakes. I hate ’em!” and “It’s not the years, it’s the mileage”. So are all seekers of the past, so noble? Well, the title character of the new film from the makers of Napoleon Dynamite certainly doesn’t follow in the well-worn boots of ole’ Indy. He’s got few qualms about fudging the facts and digging where he’s not permitted.
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Spielberg Wants to Make 'Indiana Jones 5' with Harrison Ford

  • MovieWeb
Spielberg Wants to Make 'Indiana Jones 5' with Harrison Ford
When last we heard any talk about Indiana Jones 5, the rumor was that Disney and director Steven Spielberg wanted Chris Pratt to take over for Harrison Ford as the iconic archeologist and adventurer. The film series was always envisioned as a James Bond type serial that would see a different actor picking up the mantel every couple of years. And when Disney bought Lucasfilm, it seemed as though they were intent on rebooting the property. Maybe that's not true. This weekend, while promoting his latest film Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg claimed that he wants to make Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford, bringing forth one more true sequel.

Development on a new Indiana Jones movie has stalled as Disney gets its version of the Star Wars series off the ground. In December, we will get Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first live-action Star Wars movie in over ten years.
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5 of Sean Connery's greatest movie moments: "Losers always whine about their best"

5 of Sean Connery's greatest movie moments:
Carly Simon may have crooned 'Nobody Does It Better' for Roger Moore's James Bond outing The Spy Who Loved Me, but when it comes to big screen 007s it's still hard to look past Sean Connery's combo of humour, sophistication and lethal cunning.

The Scot celebrates his 85th birthday today (August 25), and we want to know what your favourite Connery movie moment is. Here's five below to help get the memory banks firing.

Goldfinger (1963)

With a laser creeping precariously towards his gonads, Connery's 007 is still able to keep his cool in the presence of villain Auric Goldfinger. The above scene shows just why he was so brilliant as Bond, mixing arrogance, wit and cunning in the space of four tense minutes…

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Connery teams up with pal Michael Caine for this adaptation of a Rudyard Kipling story. John Huston's film, about a pair
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Raising Caine on TCM: From Smooth Gay Villain to Tough Guy in 'Best British Film Ever'

Michael Caine young. Michael Caine movies: From Irwin Allen bombs to Woody Allen classic It's hard to believe that Michael Caine has been around making movies for nearly six decades. No wonder he's had time to appear – in roles big and small and tiny – in more than 120 films, ranging from unwatchable stuff like the Sylvester Stallone soccer flick Victory and Michael Ritchie's adventure flick The Island to Brian G. Hutton's X, Y and Zee, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth (a duel of wits and acting styles with Laurence Olivier), and Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men. (See TCM's Michael Caine movie schedule further below.) Throughout his long, long career, Caine has played heroes and villains and everything in between. Sometimes, in his worst vehicles, he has floundered along with everybody else. At other times, he was the best element in otherwise disappointing fare, e.g., Philip Kaufman's Quills.
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Watch Anna Kendrick In Hysterical Indiana Jones Spoof

With this past weekend.s box-office beating laid down by Pitch Perfect 2, it may not be so implausible to see Anna Kendrick crossing over into other lucrative film genres. In fact, this new charity-inspired parody for the upcoming Red Nose Day TV special takes the upcoming, possibly trend-setting gender-swap treatment of Ghostbusters and gives us a glimpse of Kendrick.s take on a key scene from the Indiana Jones films. Satirically referring to itself as a "reboot," this take on the Grail Room scene from 1989.s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was put together to promote NBC.s Red Nose Day special on May 21. Sure, it might be missing the suspense of nabbing a magical MacGuffin cure for a gut-shot father in Sean Connery.s Henry Jones or even a sexy secret Nazi lover aiding in the Grail selection, but it.s clear that we.re at that
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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year.
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Two of Redford's Biggest Box-Office Hits on TCM Tonight

Robert Redford movies: TCM shows 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' 'The Sting' They don't make movie stars like they used to, back in the days of Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Harry Cohn. That's what nostalgists have been bitching about for the last four or five decades; never mind the fact that movie stars have remained as big as ever despite the demise of the old studio system and the spectacular rise of television more than sixty years ago. This month of January 2015, Turner Classic Movies will be honoring one such post-studio era superstar: Robert Redford. Beginning this Monday evening, January 6, TCM will be presenting 15 Robert Redford movies. Tonight's entries include Redford's two biggest blockbusters, both directed by George Roy Hill and co-starring Paul Newman: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which turned Redford, already in his early 30s, into a major film star to rival Rudolph Valentino,
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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'

  • Moviefone
Has it really been 25 years since we first met Indiana Jones's father?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the third film in the globe-trotting series, opened on May 24, 1989, returning our favorite dashing archaeologist to fighting Nazis and searching for Biblical treasures. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1989 with $197 million in the U.S. alone, surpassing 1984's "Temple," which earned just under $180 million.

While we are all as much scholars of these films as Dr. Jones is of collectible relics, we've unearthed some details you might not have known about the making of the film, including its many James Bond connections and why Steven Spielberg was so reluctant to make a movie about the Holy Grail.

1. Although George Lucas and Spielberg had always intended to make the series a trilogy, Spielberg also wanted "to apologize for the second one" by returning to the spirit of the original, hence the welcome
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Revisiting Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

  • Den of Geek
Feature Simon Brew 30 Jan 2014 - 06:53

The lightest, funniest Indiana Jones movie generally ranks second, behind Raiders of the Lost Ark. Simon takes a look back...

This article contains spoilers for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade and The Untouchables.

Go by the general law of Indiana Jones movies, and Raiders Of The Lost Ark is regarded as the best, Last Crusade is second, then there's a gap to Temple Of Doom in third, and the other one is fourth. I looked at Temple Of Doom earlier in the week, here, after I watched the movie with my ten-year old son. After that, we popped The Last Crusade on. And it left me wondering: is Last Crusade's stranglehold on second place fair?

Certainly by the time my ten-year old sat through it he'd have said so. He guffawed, was excited, and enjoyed the hell out of it. I don't blame him,
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Should Disney reboot the Indiana Jones series?

  • Den of Geek
Feature Mark Harrison 17 Dec 2013 - 06:41

Disney's bought the rights to make more Indiana Jones films. Is it time for a reboot?

Raiders Of The Lost Ark is my favourite film of all time. It's just as vital and entertaining as it was when it was made, over thirty years ago. While neither The Temple Of Doom or The Last Crusade are up to the standard of the original, they're both almost as good, in different ways, almost serving as a Superman III style split of the darkness and lightness of Raiders, into two separate entities.

I love Indiana Jones so much, I can't even completely hate Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. To many, that may seem contradictory, but to me, it's a bit like a late-era Roger Moore Bond film, or Die Hard 4.0 - not an bad film, just a bad Indiana Jones film. Even having said all that,
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