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7 items from 2013


Southcliffe; Top of the Lake; The Mill; The White Queen – TV review

19 August 2013 1:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Abuse, cruelty, rape: Top of the Lake's deep, dark secrets finally came gasping to the surface, as they did in some other bleak shows

And they all lived happily ever after. Well, not all happily. Nor, actually, did they all live, let alone ever after. But anyway, several stories came to an end.

Top of the Lake (BBC2, Saturday) suddenly realised it had a date to keep with its own conclusion and picked up momentum. Tui gives birth – in the woods, naturally, alone, the right way – to a son (and not, thankfully, a half-brother too; well, I don't think so).

The deep, icy lake gives birth too. After a difficult but beautiful five-hour labour (push!), its secrets emerge, gasping and screaming, at the surface. Secrets from the past and the present about abuse and cruelty and rape.

Robin's own secret – she gains a father no one would want as a father, »

- Sam Wollaston

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Chance to Check Out Heston Directing Self in 'Man" Remake

5 August 2013 3:39 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Charlton Heston movies: ‘A Man for All Seasons’ remake, ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ (photo: Charlton Heston as Ben-Hur) (See previous post: “Charlton Heston: Moses Minus Staff Plus Chariot Equals Ben-Hur.”) I’ve yet to watch Irving Rapper’s melo Bad for Each Other (1954), co-starring the sultry Lizabeth Scott — always a good enough reason to check out any movie, regardless of plot or leading man. A major curiosity is the 1988 made-for-tv version of A Man for All Seasons, with Charlton Heston in the Oscar-winning Paul Scofield role (Sir Thomas More) and on Fred Zinnemann’s director’s chair. Vanessa Redgrave, who plays Thomas More’s wife in the TV movie (Wendy Hiller in the original) had a cameo as Anne Boleyn in the 1966 film. According to the IMDb, Robert Bolt, who wrote the Oscar-winning 1966 movie (and the original play), is credited for the 1988 version’s screenplay as well. Also of note, »

- Andre Soares

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Giveaway – Win The Beatles’ Help! On Blu-ray

24 June 2013 7:03 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Calling all Beatles fans… the group’s second feature film, 1965’s Help!, will be released on Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 25 and Wamg is giving away copies to 2 lucky readers.

Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band’s debut feature film, 1964’s A Hard Day’s Night, Help! follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo’s possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police.

In addition to starring The Beatles, Help! boasts a witty script, a great cast of British character actors, and classic Beatles songs “Help!,” “You’re Going To Lose That Girl,” “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away,” “Ticket To Ride, »

- Movie Geeks

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The Beatles Help! Debuts on Blu-ray June 25th

17 June 2013 11:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Beatles' second feature film, 1965's Help!, is on the way on Blu-ray. On June 24 (June 25 in North America), Help! makes its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut in a single-disc package pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features, including a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film, memories of the cast and crew, an in-depth look at the restoration process, an outtake scene, and original theatrical trailers and radio spots. An introduction by the film's director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray's booklet.

Help!'s Blu-ray edition follows the 2012 release of The Beatles' digitally restored Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour feature films on Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes with extensive extras. Help!'s restoration for its 2007 DVD debut wowed viewers, earning five-times platinum sales in the U.S. and praise from a broad range of »

- MovieWeb

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The Beatles’ Help! Coming To Blu-ray June 25

12 June 2013 12:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Beatles’ second feature film, 1965’s Help!, is on the way on Blu-ray. On June 24 (June 25 in North America), Help! makes its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut in a single-disc package pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features, including a 30-minute documentary about the making of the film, memories of the cast and crew, an in-depth look at the restoration process, an outtake scene, and original theatrical trailers and radio spots. An introduction by the film’s director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray’s booklet.

Help!’s Blu-ray edition follows the 2012 release of The Beatles’ digitally restored Yellow Submarine and Magical Mystery Tour feature films on Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes with extensive extras. Help!’s restoration for its 2007 DVD debut wowed viewers, earning five-times platinum sales in the U.S. and praise from a broad range of »

- Michelle McCue

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Meme: Prince Harry the Hero, Simon Cowell Gets Egged, a New Doctor Is Named

10 June 2013 5:07 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Iain M. Banks has passed, Nigel Lythgoe got fired, and Jason Collins marches in Boston Pride

The Telegraph is reporting that Rory Kinnear, who has appeared in the last two James Bond films, has been offered the role of the new Doctor. Kinnear is the 35-year-old son of Roy Kinnear, an accomplished star.

Edward Snowden, a defense contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, has been revealed as the whistleblower for the Prism spying project. “I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions. I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.”

Every year, a fair reveals a new food that makes us all slightly repulsed, our arteries harden, and then we drool a little. This year’s entry is the Krispy Kream Sloppy Joe. It looks horrifying, »

- Ed Kennedy

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Doctor Who Season 8 New Doctor Replacement For Matt Smith Has Possibly Been Found

9 June 2013 12:31 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Doctor Who season 8 new Doctor replacement for Matt Smith has possibly been found. According to a new report from the Telegraph, the "Doctor Who" season 8 peeps have offered up the role of the new doctor to "James Bond: Skyfall" actor ,Rory Kinnear,so he could possibly become the 12th Time Lord if he accepts their offer. Their source told them, that Rory "has been offered the part and we are waiting to hear if he will accept. He is the perfect choice." Rory is the son of celebrated actor, Roy Kinnear. Rory played the MI6 officer ,Bill Tanner, in the recent "James Bond: Skyfall" flick. He also appeared in the "James Bond: Quantum of Solace" movie back in 2008. Rory also won acclaim for his stage performances in productions of Othello, Mary Stuart ,and Hamlet. So, it sounds like this guy's career is quite sound,and should qualify for a Doctor Who role. »

- Megan

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