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A Life In Waves: Exclusive Clip, With a Bull in a China Shop

Out today on VOD is Brett Whitcomb's SXSW documentary A Life in Waves, a film about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. The film is being released by Gunpowder & Sky and we have been asked to share a clip with you where Ciani talks about some commercial work she did for Merrill Lynch and Atari.    Unfortunately, I am now old enough to remember seeing the Bull in a China Shop commercial for Merrill Lynch on television. I do not recall that Atari commercial, though I swear to goodness, that looks like Ted Danson in it.    We have also included the trailer below. Find A Life in Waves on VOD today!   A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and...

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Meet Michele Selene Ang, the Badass Actress Behind 13 Reasons Why's Courtney

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Meet Michele Selene Ang, the Badass Actress Behind 13 Reasons Why's Courtney
One of the amazing things about 13 Reasons Why (of which there are many) is the fact that Netflix was open to casting a group of virtually unknown actors. One of them is Michele Selene Ang, whom fans of the show will know better as the uptight, strait-laced Courtney Crimsen. Courtney makes some pretty awful decisions (which land her on Hannah's infamous list), but she's also shown to be a formidable character, one you definitely don't want to mess with. Although this is Michele's first TV role (she just finished performing in a theater production of Bull in a China Shop), a quick look through her Instagram confirms that she's just as much a force to be reckoned with as Courtney. In a recent photo, she made a powerful statement about Hollywood's deeply infuriating habit of whitewashing Asian characters in film. Seated on a counter in her dressing room, Michele wears
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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: 15 spoiler-y questions answered

Mark Harrison Nov 22, 2016

With spoilers, we look at the questions Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them left behind...

This feature contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and other Harry Potter films.

For fans of Jk Rowling's Wizarding World, the newest adjunct to the Harry Potter franchise has been refreshingly unknown up until release. Although the new spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is set before the previous films, we don't expect that Rowling's planned five films will dovetail directly into The Philosopher's Stone and aside from a couple of references to wizarding history, it's uncharted territory.

The book version of Fantastic Beasts was published for Comic Relief in 2001 and purports to be an abridged, Muggle-worthy edition of Newt Scamander's in-universe work on magical creatures. On the other hand, the plot of the film is brand new, taking place during Newt's research into writing the book,
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Watch Jason Momoa Smash a Justice League Aquaman Ice Sculpture

Watch Jason Momoa Smash a Justice League Aquaman Ice Sculpture
There is no denying that Jason Momoa is a strong man. And he shows off all the reasons why he landed the role of a fierce new Aquaman in next year's DC ensemble Justice League in a new video he posted on Instagram. Bare chested, the man roars, picking up the special Aquaman ice sculpture crafted for his personal wrap party. He then proceeds to smash it on the floor. While it is a piece of art, it was just going to melt anyway, right? Jason Momoa says this about his last days and the party that ensued this weekend.

"My home away from home. The bull. Going away. I'll miss u I love u Wrap party lets go. @bullchinashope1 I love you. A safe place for a savage Aloha England You have been so wonderful I am very sad to leave all my friends I'll see u in my
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Prince Albert Buys Mom Princess Grace’s Childhood Home in Philadelphia: ‘The House Is Very Special’

Prince Albert Buys Mom Princess Grace’s Childhood Home in Philadelphia: ‘The House Is Very Special’
Prince Albert of Monaco is an American homeowner!

The prince confirms exclusively to People that he recently purchased the childhood home of his mother, actress-turned-royal, Princess Grace.

“It feels good,” he tells People of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, home. “I’m very happy to have saved this old family home from a near certain death or development.

“We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do with it. We’re looking at having it contain some museum exhibit space and maybe use part of it for offices for some of our foundation work.”

Albert will travel to
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Independence Day: Resurgence Review

Somehow – despite Roland Emmerich’s obsessive focus on Earth’s destruction – Independence Day found a way to bottle raw human fortitude in a way that its sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, clumsily fumbles. In the most generic, fan-servicing, sequelitis-stricken way, this sci-fi doomsday franchise charges back into theaters like a bull in an intergalactic China shop. The entire films is basically one big “Here we go again!” moment on repeat, as Emmerich prays that nostalgia is enough to distract from the nothingness that’s occurring on screen. Look! There’s a heroic poster of Will Smith! Or over there! It’s that crazy doctor who totally should be dead! And Jeff Goldblum! You guys still love him, right?!

Yes, Mr. Emmerich, we do still love Jeff Goldblum – but not when he’s reduced to making silly faces like a rejected Tim & Eric sketch. Granted, I’d pay good money for a
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House of Flying Daggers (2004) – Andy Lau – Hong Kong Movie Review

House of Flying Daggers (2004) - Andy Lau - Hong Kong Movie ReviewStory88%Cinematography91%Action70%2016-01-2683%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (6 Votes)94%

House Of Flying Daggers

Shi Mian Mai Fu (original title)

Date of release– 2004

Run time : 119 minutes

Cast–

Takeshi Kaneshiro as Jin

Andy Lau as Leo

Ziyi Zhang as Xiao Mei (as Zhang Ziyi)

Dandan Song as Yee

Director Yimou Zhang

Writers Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang, Feng Li

Nominated for an Academy Award- Best Cinematography (Zhao Xiaoding)

At first look…

The title of the movie sounds like one large can of Whoop-Hash. Just the phrase “house of flying daggers” sounds like a Chinese translation for filling a “room full of uppercuts.” However, House of Flying Daggers is not a bar room brawl threat, but the name of a group of people who are waving their middle daggers at the government. The movie goes like this…

The year is 859 and things
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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years

‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years
Downton Abbey,” which begins its final season Sunday, is a PBS series that inspires the kind of fan loyalty usually reserved for “Star Wars” or “Walking Dead.” To some viewers, Maggie Smith was a big discovery as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, though they might have known her as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” films. Others may think of Smith as the mother of hunk Toby Stephens of the TV series “Black Sails.”

But true Smith fans know that the actress has been shining for nearly 60 years. Smith, who has won two Oscars and is a current Golden Globe contender for the film “The Lady in the Van,” has worked with names ranging from Paul Lynde to Laurence Olivier, also including such talents as Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Bette Davis, Michael Caine, Alan Bennett, Merchant-Ivory, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz.

According to the Variety Archives, Smith made her American
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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years

‘Downton Abbey’ Star Maggie Smith: ‘Maggie-nificent’ For 60 Years
Downton Abbey,” which begins its final season Sunday, is a PBS series that inspires the kind of fan loyalty usually reserved for “Star Wars” or “Walking Dead.” To some viewers, Maggie Smith was a big discovery as the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley, though they might have known her as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” films. Others may think of Smith as the mother of hunk Toby Stephens of the TV series “Black Sails.”

But true Smith fans know that the actress has been shining for nearly 60 years. Smith, who has won two Oscars and is a current Golden Globe contender for the film “The Lady in the Van,” has worked with names ranging from Paul Lynde to Laurence Olivier, also including such talents as Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Bette Davis, Michael Caine, Alan Bennett, Merchant-Ivory, George Cukor and Joseph Mankiewicz.

According to the Variety Archives, Smith made her American
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DVD Savant 2015 Favored Disc Roundup

or, Savant picks The Most Impressive Discs of 2015

This is the actual view from Savant Central, looking due North.

What a year! I was able to take one very nice trip back East too see Washington D.C. for the first time, or at least as much as two days' walking in the hot sun and then cool rain would allow. Back home in Los Angeles, we've had a year of extreme drought -- my lawn is looking patriotically ratty -- and we're expecting something called El Niño, that's supposed to be just shy of Old-Testament build-me-an-ark intensity. We withstood heat waves like those in Day the Earth Caught Fire, and now we'll get the storms part. This has been a wild year for DVD Savant, which is still a little unsettled. DVDtalk has been very patient and generous, and so have Stuart Galbraith & Joe Dante; so far everything
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W.C. Fields Comedy Essentials Collection

He's back and he's funnier than ever. The mischievous, cagey entertainer William Claude Dukenfield starred in some of the best comedies ever. This five-disc DVD set contains eighteen of his best, all the way from Million Dollar Legs in 1932 to Never Give a Sucker an Even Break in 1941. And we get to see all sides of W.C's talent -- he was a top-rank juggler, of just about anything. W.C. Fields Comedy Essentials Collection DVD Universal Studios Home Entertainment 1932-1941 / B&W / 1:37 Academy 1316 minutes (21 hours, 46 min) Street Date October 13, 2015 / 99.98 Starring Larson E. Whipsnade, T. Frothinghill Bellows, Egbert Sousé, Eustace P. McGargle, Harold Bissonette, Professor Quail, Augustus Winterbottom, Mr. Stubbins, Sam Bisbee, Ambrose Wolfinger, Cuthbert J. Twillie, Humpty-Dumpty. Written by Charles Bogle, Mahatma Kane Jeeves, Otis Criblecoblis

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In the late 1960s there were these things called Head Shops, see, where various hippie consumer goods were sold.
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Wild Tales – The Review

Here’s a solution for the indecisive moviegoers. Not sure if you’re in the mood for a drama or comedy or a thriller? Well, how about an anthology? It’s like a good short story collection, or you could call this type of flick a movie buffet or a cinema smorgasbord. Most of the time, these films, in their earlier incarnations, center around a setting (Grand Hotel), a gathering (Dinner At Eight), or an incident (the big cash winners in If I Had A Million). There are animation anthologies (the most famous may be Fantasia or Allegro Non Tropo) and musicals (Invitation To The Dance). The most prolific type may be those in the horror genre, beginning with 1945’s landmark Dead Of Night. In the 60’s and 70’s, Amicus Studios made their mark with Torture Garden and The House That Dripped Blood along with the EC Comics-inspired Tales From The Crypt
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Girlhouse Review

In the vein of slumber party massacre films boasting scantily-clad coeds and voyeuristic pleasures, Girlhouse exploits the sleazy subgenre by throwing pornography into the mix – because it wasn’t easy enough to get girls topless in horror films already. There’s more to Trevor Matthews’ raunchy thriller than horny webcam girls and strip-lawn-golf, though, as writer Nick Gordon blends the already perverse nature of VH1 reality shows with dangerous internet predators we choose to believe don’t exist. Some websites already give subscribers more access than necessary to sexy performers, but Gordon goes a step further by introducing an emotional undertone that deceivingly creates a bond between male customers and their favorite muse. Obsessed, aroused men falling in love with online strippers – what could go wrong?! (A lot.)

Ali Cobrin plays Kylie Atkins, the newest model checking into an online brothel known as Girlhouse. Created by Gary Preston (James Thomas
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Interview: Phil Keoghan teases the 'Amazing Race' Season 25 finale

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Interview: Phil Keoghan teases the 'Amazing Race' Season 25 finale
"The Amazing Race" concludes its 25th installment on Friday (December 19) night with its first four-team finale, pitting Wrestlers Brooke & Robbie, Food Scientists Amy & Maya, Dentists Jim & Misti and Surfers Bethany & Adam. The field is extra packed because in last week's episode, Amy & Maya reached the Pit Stop in last, only to be told that it was a "Keep on racing..." Leg, which isn't the same as a Non-Elimination Leg, because we already had three of those this season, making four out of 11 weeks in which the "Amazing Race" episode ended without a team heading home. Earlier this week, I got on the phone to chat with "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan about the season so far and the upcoming finale. As usual, Phil and I don't always agree on everything. He, for example, insists audiences loved last year's Las Vegas finale. I'm reasonably sure that was not universal the universal opinion.
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Criterion Collection: It Happened One Night | Blu-ray Review

Winner of five Oscars, Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night remains an outstanding entertainment, and a touchstone of Hollywood’s most enduring cinematic genre: the Romantic Comedy. Filled with naughty, cloying sexuality and a lovable slate of archetypal characters, the film encapsulated the aspirations and desperations of 1930s America, even while evoking giggles of delight from a battered audience facing a dark and uncertain future. While the Great Depression is never addressed directly, the pressures of those days infuse every aspect of It Happened One Night, from its depiction of pampered, frivolous one per-centers to its array of dodgy conmen, hapless working stiffs and penniless drifters. The fact that love continued to find a way through the world’s political and economic maelstroms was a comforting notion in 1934; a notion perfectly suited to Capra’s trademark optimistic populism.

The film’s stagebound, talky exposition scene may feel awkward at first,
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5 of the most haunted prisons in America

Behind the cold, stone walls of America’s notorious prisons lies a wealth of suspicion, intrigue and horror.

Home to some of the world’s most feared criminals, these buildings are unsurprisingly terrifying but it’s not only the law-breaking citizens who reside in these creepy incarceration units. Indeed, for years people have reported all kinds of ghostly visitors lurking in the eerie hallways, so let’s take a look at five of the spookiest prisons in the USA. None of them are still active and won't be found on the Jail Exchange programme but certainly still command an eerie fascination for tourists.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Open from 1829 until 1971, Eastern State Penitentiary revolutionised the incarceration system by introducing separate confinement and quickly became one of the most feared prisons around. It was believed keeping prisoners in different cells helped them to repent and reform, however, solitary confinement often resulted in severe mental illness.
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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Films: 40-31

40. Night of the Hunter (1955)

Scene: The Preacher on the Horizon

Video: http://youtu.be/9PyNL2ahKwc?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqolaQOAXly96de5FYQlPzqK Just like a few others in this section of the list, Charles Laughton’s brilliant Night of the Hunter isn’t really a horror film, but still sets out to keep the audience on edge. Starring a diabolical Robert Mitchum as a preacher/serial killer Reverend Harry Powell, it follows him as he tries to woo his former cellmate’s widow Willa (Shelly Winters), hoping to learn where he has hidden his bank loot. Powell devises that his children John and Pearl must know, but he struggles to gain young John’s trust. When Willa learns of his plan, Powell is forced to kill her and hide the body, leaving him as sole caretaker of the children, who flee down the river. And then the scene. Having believed they have escaped Powell,
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A Year with Kate: Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Episode 33 of 52: In which Katharine Hepburn is like the Goddess from the Machine.

I want to write about Katharine Hepburn, but the movie keeps getting in the way! Reading last night’s contributions to Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I was struck by how many bloggers described Suddenly, Last Summer as “camp,” “wildly expressive,” or “absolutely batshit gonzo crazy.” This is a film that will not be ignored. It’s garish and shocking. The psycho-babble hasn’t aged well--as Nathaniel points out, such things rarely do. The themes of cannibalism, sexual deviance, and monstrous madness creep like kudzu vines hanging in Violet Venable’s garden, blocking the light and threatening to squeeze the resistance out of unwary viewers who venture into the film unwarned.

This unsettling excess had been, up to that point, unusual for director Joseph L. Mankiewicz--best known for character dramas--but can be easily traced to his collaborators.
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Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the Frontières International Co-Production Market pitch sessions. Buyers, sellers, financers and lesser hanger-ons like myself (festival programmer) shook the cobwebs from travelling the day before to see twelve projects chosen to participate in this year's market. Each project was given fifteen minutes to convince us that their project was worthy of our investments. In no particular order I have chosen my top five pitches. If I had a million dollars I would "buy their love". Based on the quality of their presentations and the ideas and concepts...

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Pompeii Review

Here’s the problem with Pompeii – I didn’t hate it. I Know. Paul W.S. Anderson is the poor man’s Michael Bay, I get the hate, but the dude knows how to orchestrate a blockbuster film. Give him some funding and the action flows, whether it be smoke monsters or destructive typhoons – this didn’t have to be a historically accurate film, right? No, Pompeii is exactly the film you’d expect, drawing out a horrific natural disaster far longer than necessary while interjecting a misguided love story so audiences can engage dramatically. The destruction of Pompeii just isn’t enough to hook viewers these days I guess, as Paul guides audiences through the motions of yet another ridiculous mainstream blockbuster – but at least he does so with vigor and chaos.

Pompeii transports viewers back to a time when gladiators were modern-day rockstars, politics usually involved literal backstabbing, and
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