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Bart & Fleming: After ‘King Arthur’s Fall On Sword, Is There Room For New Franchises?

16 May 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie business Fleming: Since I first read John Steinbeck's novelized version of The Acts Of King Arthur And His Noble Knights taken from Thomas Malory's Winchester Manuscripts, I've longed to see a new movie version that would meld advances in VFX into the fantastical elements of John Boorman's Excalibur… »

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How Do You Say Aca-Awesome in Spanish? The Pitch Perfect 3 Cast is Living it Up on a ‘#BellasGetaway’ in Mexico

15 May 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Bellas are hitting the beach!

The ladies of Pitch Perfect have escaped to Mexico for the ultimate girls’ trip, simply because — as Rebel Wilson writes on the Instagram above — “We love each other so much, we had to go on holiday.” Joined by co-stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Kelley Jakle, Chrissie Fit and Shelley Regner, the gal gang is surely having a pitchin’ good time.

Sipping margaritas, posing for sunset selfies on the beach and competing in a friendly game of tennis — with no horizontal running in sight — are just a few of the activities the singing squad has been up to, »

- Megan Stein

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Review: Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" (1944); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Edition

10 May 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Jeremy Carr

There is an immediate appeal in the very premise of Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat (1944), a curiosity that stems from how exactly this story will play out and how the Master of Suspense is going to keep the narrative taut and technically stimulating. It was a gimmick he would repeat with Rope (1948), Dial M for Murder (1954), and Rear Window (1954), similar films where the drama is contained to a single setting. But here, the approach is amplified by having the entirety of its plot limited to the eponymous lifeboat, an extremely confined location that is at once anxiously restricting and, at the same time, placed in a vast expanse of threatening openness.

Following a German U-boat attack that sinks an allied freighter and creates the cramped, confrontational condition, a cast of nine diverse, necessarily distinctive characters are steadily assembled aboard the small vessel (and their variety is indeed necessary »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Meghan Markle Shares Sweet Kiss With Prince Harry After His Polo Match with Prince William

7 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s day two of charity polo playing for Prince Harry and spectating for Meghan Markle — and this time, big brother Prince William is along for the (literal) ride.

Markle was snapped sharing a sweet kiss and embrace with Harry after he had left the polo field on Sunday. The brother duo had teamed up earlier in the day during the second day of playing at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England, dressed in gray and white team shirts and sporting matching helmets, mallets and footwear.

While Sunday’s match saw no sign of Princess Kate, »

- Jen Juneau

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Sarah Paulson on Buying Her First Home from Co-Star Emma Roberts and the Surprise She Found Buried in the Backyard

3 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarah Paulson’s first pad has a famous past.

The actress recently purchased a 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house in the Hollywood Hills, and she wasn’t the first American Horror Story star to call the 1949 build home.

“I think Emma was doing Scream Queens at the time and I was still doing American Horror Story, and I was standing with one of the producers, who is a friend of Emma’s as well, and she texted very casually, ‘Oh, I want to sell my house.’ I don’t think she was that serious,” Paulson tells Architectural Digest.

She continues, “I was »

- Megan Stein

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Princess Kate’s Stylist Got Married — See Her Stunning Dress (Hint: It Looks Royally Familiar!)

1 May 2017 12:01 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Princess Kate‘s stylist Natasha Archer has a royal love story of her own.

Archer tied the knot this weekend to Chris Jackson, a Getty Images royal photographer who often travels with Princess Kate, Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince Charles and the Queen.

And it’s clear why Archer is Kate’s right-hand woman when it comes to style. The two definitely share similar sartorial tastes: Her wedding gown had a few striking resemblances to Kate’s iconic dress!

Like Kate, Archer went for a long-sleeved lace gown with a sweetheart neckline. Since Archer doesn’t have to adhere to the more modest royal standards, »

- Diana Pearl

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Ashton Kutcher Admits Mila Kunis Predicted Donald Trump’s Win and Their Son’s Name: ‘Everything She Says Is Right’

1 May 2017 10:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mila Kunis is always right — at least according to husband Ashton Kutcher.

The Ranch star stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday to talk about his recently expanded family (son Dimitri Portwood was born Nov. 30), sharing the story behind his baby boy’s name in relation to his wife’s uncanny ability to accurately predict the future.

“So we’re on our way to date night, and Mila turns to me and she goes, ‘So, I think Donald Trump‘s gonna become the president and I think our baby‘s name is Dimitri,’ ” recalls Kutcher, 39, who recently accepted the Robert D. »

- Jen Juneau

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Savannah Guthrie Says Hoda Kotb ‘Didn’t Need to’ Ask for Advice as a New Mom: ‘She’s Such a Natural’

14 April 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Savannah Guthrie may be a seasoned mother of two, but she says Hoda Kotb has got the whole “new mom” thing down without too much outside help — for the most part.

“She didn’t really ask for advice, but she didn’t need to,” the Today show co-anchor, 45, told People of Kotb Thursday during Hollywood Reporter‘s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media event at The Pool in N.Y.C.

“She’s such a natural, and also, there’s so much that you learn on the fly,” added Guthrie of her friend and colleague, who welcomed daughter Haley Joy on Valentine’s Day. »

- Jen Juneau

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What is James Franco Reading?

13 April 2017 4:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A extensive look at all those movies James Franco directed.

James Franco has done a lot of things, we’ve heard. Following a successful turn on Judd Apatow’s Freaks and Geeks and a well-received starring spot on a TNT biopic on James Dean, he turned immediately to a litany of pursuits: from playwriting and English degrees to painting and directing no less than ten feature-lengths. The latter project interested me. Were they any good? In Franco’s Rolling Stone profile last year, Jonah Weiner ran around a thesaurus of words like “dizzying,” “indefatigable“ and, wait for it, “multihyphenate” to describe his subject but none of those words mean very much. Paul Klee painted over a thousand paintings in the penultimate last year of his life. So could I. So what?

“What did we do to deserve James Franco?,” asked Rex Reed in a slightly different era. Back then, even the The Guardian agreed with Jared Kushner »

- Andrew Karpan

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The Crown’s Claire Foy on Stepping Down as Queen Elizabeth After Season Two: ‘I’m Going to Miss It’

10 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s hard to imagine anyone other than Claire Foy playing Queen Elizabeth in Netflix’s The Crown. But come season three, Foy and her co-star Matt Smith will be recast as the show jumps decades down the road in the lives of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

Foy, who took home a Golden Globe and SAG Award for her role, opened up about leaving the show after the second season during the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival over the weekend.

“That’s not a shock – we always knew when we signed up to it,” she said. “And also not »

- Erin Hill

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Barack and Michelle Obama Leave Tahiti as They Continue Post-White House Tropical Tour

10 April 2017 4:47 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Temperature 82 degrees with occasional clouds, and lagoon waters, clear as paradise… the Obamas are wrapping up their month-long vacation in French Polynesia.

On Sunday, Tahiti television station Tntv revealed photos of Michelle Obama paddleboarding while the Barack swam in a Polynesian lagoon. 

The pictures were taken on the island of Moorea by fellow vacationers, who spotted the laid-back couple using a small boat for a late morning excursion. They were escorted by two other boats with their security detail, the station says.

Earlier last week, the former president was seen snorkeling around the outer atoll of Fakarava.

“True to his reputation, »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Lifeboat

8 April 2017 12:38 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

When Alfred Hitchcock films are praised, this 1944 picture tends to get overlooked. Yet it hooks and holds audiences as strongly as any of the Master’s classics. When a handful of English and Americans are lost at sea, survival depends on their ability to cooperate. Can they trust the experienced sea captain — a German — who joins them? And when things become grim, will their behavior be any better than his?

Lifeboat

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1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat full frame / 96 min. /Street Date March 21, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, John Hodiak, Henry Hull, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Canada Lee

Cinematography: Glen MacWilliams

Art Direction: James Basevi, Maurice Ransford

Film Editor: Dorothy Spencer

Original Music: Hugo W. Friedhofer

Written by: Jo Swerling, story by John Steinbeck

Produced by Kenneth Macgowan

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

 

Hitchcock goes to war, this time for 20th »

- Glenn Erickson

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Prince Charles Thought He Would ‘Learn to Love’ Wife Princess Diana

3 April 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Prince Charles and Princess Diana‘s seemingly fairytale beginnings was anything but, and now a new book claims the royal hoped he would “learn to love” his future wife, Princess Diana, when he decided to propose.

Charles wed Diana in July 1981 in a lavish royal ceremony after a whirlwind courtship that started barely a year earlier. Astonishingly, the couple only had around 12 dates between the summer of 1980 and when he popped the question in February 1981, according to Sally Bedell Smith, the author of the biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbably Life.

Diana immediately accepted his »

- Simon Perry

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Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director

31 March 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

We all know that Steven Spielberg floats at the top of the Hollywood food chain. He’s Hollywood’s most reliable director brand, and can get movies made that would never get a greenlight anywhere else — like Oscar-winning historical drama “Lincoln.” His next move? A high-profile Pentagon Papers film rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep that Variety reports will open on December 22, and will inevitably be an Oscar contender.

How does he keep his enviable status, even at age 70?

1. Steven does what Steven wants.

Spielberg is a moving target, even for those at Amblin Entertainment who work closely with him every day. While he’s worth some $3 billion and likes to make money, his directing choices are driven by a complicated set of variables. He seeks to avoid any risk of failure. It all depends on where his confidence — and artistic drive — takes him. Is he ready to »

- Anne Thompson

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Steven Spielberg Does What He Wants: 6 Things Every Fan Must Know About Hollywood’s Biggest Director

31 March 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We all know that Steven Spielberg floats at the top of the Hollywood food chain. He’s Hollywood’s most reliable director brand, and can get movies made that would never get a greenlight anywhere else — like Oscar-winning historical drama “Lincoln.”

How does he keep his enviable status, even at age 70?

1. Steven does what Steven wants.

Spielberg is a moving target, even for those at Amblin Entertainment who work closely with him every day. While he’s worth some $3 billion and likes to make money, his directing choices are driven by a complicated set of variables. He seeks to avoid any risk of failure. It all depends on where his confidence — and artistic drive — takes him. Is he ready to direct a commercial sequel (Disney’s “Indiana Jones 5” brings back Harrison Ford for one last bout in the title role for 2019) or a tentpole packed with innovative VFX (Warner Bros. »

- Anne Thompson

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Laura Dern Has an Epic Piece of Jurassic Park History in Her Los Angeles Home

30 March 2017 2:12 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In the new HBO series Big Little Lies, Laura Dern’s character, uber-wealthy Renata Klein, lives in a modernist mansion perched on Monterey’s highest promontory, looking down across the landscape of power-moms below. It’s “cool, monochromatic, cinematic, very luxurious, and tranquil,” says Dern.

In real life, the actress, 50, and her children, Ellery, 15, and Jaya, 12, live in a colorful, bohemian home tucked into Los Angeles’s Mandeville Canyon, and filled with books, art and sentimental movie props gifted by the likes of Steven Spielberg.

Related: Big Little Lies’ Stunning Beach Houses are the HBO Series’ Real Breakout Stars

“I »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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From $12,000 Shack to Palatial Family Ranch (and Twins!) — Inside Chip and Joanna’s Most Ambitious Remodel Yet

29 March 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chip and Joanna Gaines have just completed their most dramatic makeover yet.

On the season finale of Fixer UpperMichael Matsumoto, the executive producer of the hit Hgtv series, and his wife, Jessie, are in the market for a house near Waco, Texas. The couple and their two children were living in Los Angeles, but decided it was time to find a place to settle down in the Lone Star state, nearer to the Gaineses. And who better to help than their coworkers?

In true Chip and Jo fashion, the property they were selling the Matsumotos on was in less than stellar shape. »

- Megan Stein

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Get Ready for a Fixer Upper Freakout! Chip and Joanna Reveal They’re Starring in a New Series

27 March 2017 7:56 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fixer Upper fans might want to sit down for this one.

While visiting New York City over the weekend, Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed some very exciting news: They’re starring in another Hgtv series!

“So we have a new series coming out this year called Behind the Design,” Joanna announced in a video on Instagram. The show “focuses on each project, and you get a more inside scoop of how we came up with a lot of the decisions and design elements we get to incorporate.”

Related: Joanna Gaines’ Rug Collection Is Coming to Pier 1 Stores

Their current show »

- Megan Stein

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Mother Who Beat Cancer Twice – Once During Pregnancy – Dies of Heart Failure the Day After Delivering Twins

25 March 2017 8:07 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

California mother-of-four Jamie Snider had just given birth to twins when she died on March 17  — after beating cancer twice, and just one day after giving birth to twins. She was 30 years old.

Snider, who lived in Fresno, had been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive variety of cervical cancer prior to her pregnancy and had an ovary removed, only to learn the cancer had returned during her second pregnancy, according to a report by ABC 7. At Stanford Medical Center, Snider underwent intensive treatment that included chemotherapy throughout her pregnancy, and beat the disease again.

But sadly, Snider succumbed to congenital heart »

- Jen Juneau

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The Grapes Of Wrath Screening Thursday March 16th at Webster University

13 March 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Sure don’t look none too prosperous.”

The Grapes Of Wrath (1940) screens Thursday March 16th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30. The screeening is sponsored by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis *(experienceopera.org) who will be staging an opera version of The Grapes Of Wrath May 27th, 31st, June 9th, 15th, 17th, 21st, and 25th. Cliff Froehlich, Executive Director of Cinema St. Louis, will introduce and lead a discussion following the screening. This is a Free event!

John Ford directed so many classics, but The Grapes Of Wrath may be his best. Adapted from John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel, The Grapes Of Wrath tells of the hardships of the Great Depression on Oklahoma sharecroppers who are forced to migrate to Californian for menial work. The film paints a stark picture ofour country’s most bleak period. A time when unemployment was around 25%, dust was choking off normally reliable farmland, »

- Tom Stockman

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