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Forgotten Actress Bruce on TCM: Career Went from Dawn of Talkies to L.A.'s Punk Rock Scene

25 August 2015 9:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Virginia Bruce: MGM actress ca. 1935. Virginia Bruce movies on TCM: Actress was the cherry on 'The Great Ziegfeld' wedding cake Unfortunately, Turner Classic Movies has chosen not to feature any non-Hollywood stars – or any out-and-out silent film stars – in its 2015 “Summer Under the Stars” series.* On the other hand, TCM has come up with several unusual inclusions, e.g., Lee J. Cobb, Warren Oates, Mae Clarke, and today, Aug. 25, Virginia Bruce. A second-rank MGM leading lady in the 1930s, the Minneapolis-born Virginia Bruce is little remembered today despite her more than 70 feature films in a career that spanned two decades, from the dawn of the talkie era to the dawn of the TV era, in addition to a handful of comebacks going all the way to 1981 – the dawn of the personal computer era. Career highlights were few and not all that bright. Examples range from playing the »

- Andre Soares

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New Look at Lego Dimensions Worlds Including Dr Who, Ninjago, Ghostbusters and Others

25 August 2015 8:34 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lego Dimensions is now only a little more than a month away from its September 27 release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U. There's still a lot about this new installment in the toys-to-life genre we haven't seen, including looks at some of the 14 worlds or levels, each aligned with an entertainment property featured in the game.

Today's Lego Dimensions reveal gives us a first glimpse at worlds such as Ninjago and Back to the Future. The collection of new Lego Dimensions screenshots below visit those worlds as well as Scooby Doo, Metropolis, Portal, Ghostbusters, and The Wizard of Oz.

Ninjago fans will notice that both screenshots are based on Season 4 of the television show Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

More glimpses into Lego Dimensions are promised by WB Games between now and the game's release so stay tuned.

Click any of the Lego Dimensions screenshots below for a nice high resolution version. »

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New Look at Lego Dimensions Worlds Including Dr. Who, Ninjago, Ghostbusters and More

25 August 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Lego Dimensions is now only a little more than a month away from its September 27 release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U. There's still a lot about this new game in the toys-to-life genre we haven't seen, including looks at some of the 14 worlds or levels, each aligned with an entertainment property featured in the game.

Today's Lego Dimensions reveal gives us a first glimpse at worlds such as Ninjago and Back to the Future. The collection of new Lego Dimensions screenshots below visit those worlds as well as Scooby Doo, Metropolis, Portal, Ghostbusters, and The Wizard of Oz.

Ninjago fans will notice that both screenshots are based on Season 4 of the television show Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

More glimpses into Lego Dimensions are promised by WB Games between now and the game's release so stay tuned.

Click any of the Lego Dimensions screenshots below for a nice high resolution version. »

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Jeff Baker, Warner Home Video Executive VP And General Manager, To Retire

25 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After 13 years with Warner Home Video, Jeff Baker, Evp and General Manager who oversaw restored releases of films like Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz, will be retiring at the end of the month. Jim Wuthrich, the studio’s President of the Americas, made the announcement in a company-wide memo. Baker’s tenure, which began in 2002, coincided with the industry transition from physical sales and rentals dominating home video, to the mass adoption of online streaming… »

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Jeff Baker, Warner Home Video Executive VP And General Manager, To Retire

25 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

After 13 years with Warner Home Video, Jeff Baker, Evp and General Manager who oversaw restored releases of films like Gone With The Wind and The Wizard of Oz, will be retiring at the end of the month. Jim Wuthrich, the studio’s President of the Americas, made the announcement in a company-wide memo. Baker’s tenure, which began in 2002, coincided with the industry transition from physical sales and rentals dominating home video, to the mass adoption of online streaming… »

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about The Wizard of Oz

25 August 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

We’ve been following the Yellow Brick Road for three-quarters of a century and Dorothy hasn’t aged a bit. It's been over 75 years since The Wizard of Oz debuted, quickly becoming a classic film that has delighted generations of the young and young at heart.

Originally released wide in theatres on August 25, 1939 (and a whole week earlier in select theatres in Canada), the move has been subject to many a myth, homage, and parody over its lifetime. The beloved film recently celebrated its diamond anniversary with an impressive remastered blu-ray/dvd release proving our love of Dorothy and co. is  ever-lasting.

Bust out those ruby red slippers and your little dog too and check out ten facts about The Wizard of Oz you may not have known:

 

Toto was played by a female dog named Terry.  Judy Garland became so attached to Terry on the set ofThe Wizard of »

- Rachel West

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Veteran Jeff Baker Exits

24 August 2015 5:42 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The king of catalog is retiring.

Jeff Baker, who as Evp and Gm of theatrical catalog for the last 13 years oversaw the marketing for some of Warner Bros.’ biggest catalog releases, is stepping down at the end of August to take a new assignment as creative consultant to director Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment.

Baker played a key role in Warner’s decision to re-release many of its classic movies in elaborate gift sets, at a premium price. They included not just a wealth of digital extras, from outtakes to behind-the-scenes documentaries, but also tangible trinkets such as watches, commemorative photo books, posters, publicity stills and, in the case of the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a ruby slippers snow globe.

During Baker’s reign, other top releases include 70th and 75th anniversary editions of “Oz” and “Gone with the Wind”; several boxed sets of as many as »

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‘The Final Girls’ Director Explains Intense Personal Inspiration and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Influence

21 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Today we saw the first trailer for The Final Girls, wild and very entertaining movie that successfully blends scares, comedy, and character stories to offer a great perspective on horror films and family relationships. I’d enjoyed the film at SXSW, where it premiered in March; today I spoke with director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar […]

The post ‘The Final Girls’ Director Explains Intense Personal Inspiration and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Influence appeared first on /Film. »

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The Great British Bake Off: 12 things that look just like Paul's bread lion

19 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, that was totally roarsome. It was Bread Week in the Great British Bake Off tent and the showstopper round - in which the 10 remaining hopefuls had five hours to whip up a 3D bread sculpture - produced some spectacular bakes. There was the Brighton Royal Pavilion, a bicycle, a frock, a snake, a bunch of flowers and a Tracey Emin-esque unmade bed.

But best by far was the lion made out of bread. Baked by Welsh prison governor Paul Jagger - himself something of a lookalike for judge Paul Hollywood - the 'King Of The Jungle' creation left Hollywood totally gobsmacked.

"That's one of the best things I've seen on bread, ever," murmured the notoriously hard-to-please judge. "It's exceptional."

Here's 12 things the majestic bready behemoth reminded us of...

1. Aslan - Chronicles Of Narnia

As Sue Perkins quipped when she saw Paul putting the finishing touches to »

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The Great British Bake Off: 9 things that look just like Paul's bread lion

19 August 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Well, that was totally roarsome. It was Bread Week in the Great British Bake Off tent and the showstopper round - in which the 10 remaining hopefuls had five hours to whip up a 3D bread sculpture - produced some spectacular bakes. There was the Brighton Royal Pavilion, a bicycle, a frock, a snake, a bunch of flowers and a Tracey Emin-esque unmade bed.

But best by far was the lion made out of bread. Baked by Welsh prison governor Paul Jagger - himself something of a lookalike for judge Paul Hollywood - the 'King Of The Jungle' creation left Hollywood totally gobsmacked.

"That's one of the best things I've seen on bread, ever," murmured the notoriously hard-to-please judge. "It's exceptional."

Here's a few things the majestic bready behemoth reminded us of...

1. Bagpuss

"Breadpuss, breadpuss, oh floury old catpuss..." And when Breadpuss goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep. »

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Video of the Day: Watch a supercut of various robot depictions in film

19 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Robots have been a staple on the big screen for many decades, showing up as far back as Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic Metropolis and as recently as Alex Garland’s 2015 film Ex Machina. With numerous depictions of robots have come numerous ideas of what they look like, what they’re capable of, whether they’re good or evil, and other such concerns.

Now vimeo user Mennomail has made a mashup of the various robotic representations on the big screen over the years. The video is set to both Fractals by Monea Music and Ich Will by Rammstein, and highlights both the similarities and differences in how robots have been depicted by various filmmakers. Mennomail also released a list of films from which scenes appear, which is as follows:

Films used (in alphabetical order)

1. Automata (2014)

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

3. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)

4. Alien (1979)

5. Aliens (1986)

6. Bicentennial Man (1999)

7. Big Hero 6 (2014)

8. Blade Runner »

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Relive your childhood with the Sinclair Zx Spectrum Vega, full list of 1000 games revealed

17 August 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Retro gamers will be able to relive all the joys of the classic Zx Spectrum – minus the load screens – this month, with Retro Computers set to release the officially licensed Sinclair Zx Spectrum Vega this month.

The brainchild of developer Chris Smith and back by Sir Clive Sinclair, the Vega boasts an impressive 1000 titles, while further games can be added via an Sd card.

The Vega is set for release on August 24th, and will retail for £99.99. Via Funstock Retro, here’s a full list of all 1000 games…

1999 2088 1994 – Ten Years After 20-20 Vision 3D Noughts & Crosses – V1 3D Noughts & Crosses – V2 3D-Tanx A Bomb Under Parliament A Day in the Life of Arnold A Dungeon Romp A Harvesting Moon A Hero for Sorania A Legacy For Alaric A Serpentine Tale A Stroll in the Bleak Forest A Touch Too Much A Visit to Trev and Carol’s A.T.A. »

- Gary Collinson

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Beautiful, Talented, Scene-Stealing 'The Artist' Canine Has Died: One of Rare Four-Legged Movie Stars

12 August 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain. »

- Andre Soares

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A brief history of cinema practical effects, in 10 films

12 August 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From George Melies through to Peter Jackson and Jj Abrams' Star Wars film, the rise, fall and rise of practical effects explored...

From the very earliest days of cinema, practical effects have been the big draw for audiences. The very first films may have wowed the crowds with images of trains pulling into a station, but it was the fantastical made real that fired the imaginations of millions, and led to film as we know it - narrative flights of fancy which have entertained and made us gasp for well over 100 years. But the last 25 years have seen practical effects fall by the wayside.

Digital effects created in a computer took over, and allowed filmmakers to dream even bigger. But practical effects are beginning to make a comeback. Some of this is due to audiences feeling the CG burnout; no longer quite believing what they’re seeing, resulting in »

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Win Tickets To August Retro Night Of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory This Thursday, August 13

11 August 2015 4:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their August Retro Night on Thursday, August 13. They are showing the classic film, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.

Roger Ebert said, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since “The Wizard of Oz.” It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.”

Gene Wilder (“Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein”) stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize — if they can resist temptation.

The delightful musical score »

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Nerd Alert: Why Fantastic Four Flopped, Batman Vs Scarecrow and More

10 August 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? Batman attacks the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, fans can watch what Ant-Man would have looked like with Werner Herzog directing and a breakdown of everything that went wrong with the new Fantastic Four reboot. We also have a wonderful mashup of Game of Thrones and Parks and Recreation. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

What Went Wrong With Fantastic Four?

Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new video where he explains what went wrong with 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four, which only earned $26.2 million at the box office this weekend and suffered from overwhelmingly negative reviews. This eight-minute video sifts through rumors and news »

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New story trailer for ‘Lego Dimensions’

10 August 2015 4:23 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Check out the new story trailer for Lego Dimensions, the upcoming video game that merges physical Lego brick building with interactive console game play – and something that I’m Very excited to get my hands on! The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 of the most popular entertainment brands including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, Lego Chima, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, Portal and Midway Arcade.

In the game, there is an ancient planet at the centre of the Lego® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of Lego® worlds to help »

- Phil Wheat

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The Wizard Of Oz This Weekend at The Tivoli

9 August 2015 7:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You have no power here! Begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too!”

The Wizard Of Oz screens midnights this weekend (August 14th and 15th) and at Noon on Saturday (the 15th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

I certainly can’t remember the first time I saw The Wizard Of Oz. I just seem to have always known what it was, how the songs go, and each and every character. It rightfully ranks on the list of most folks’ most beloved (if not best) of all time. I grew up with it on annual re-runs that were a big deal every Easter. The Wizard Of Oz is full of ironies. It was released in August 1939 to a somewhat indifferent audience and was not a success. Producer Mervyn LeRoy was so financially damaged he swore never to put another cent »

- Tom Stockman

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Ethiopia’s first post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature ‘Crumbs’ demands to be seen

5 August 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Crumbs

Miguel Llansó

Miguel Llansó

2015, Spain / Finland / Ethiopia

According to writer-director Miguel Llansó, Crumbs was created mostly on circumstance and coincidence which might explain why the film seems constructed as an assortment of random images and confusing scenes. But don’t let that scare you: Ethiopia’s first post-apocalyptic sci-fi feature (spoken in Amharic) is a technically stunning and emotionally wrenching directorial debut. There’s little narrative so to speak, but Crumbs does feature an eccentric love story and a dash of politically charged surrealism.

The film takes place in a distant wasteland and follows a physically malformed Candy (Daniel Tadesse) who resides in a rundown bowling alley with his girlfriend Birdy (Selam Tesfaye). Tired of his day-to-day routine salvaging and bartering artifacts from bygone civilizations, he embarks on a quest to find a prophetic “witch” in hopes that he can meet Father Christmas and ask the mythical figure about »

- Ricky

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New trailer for Lego Dimensions shows off Back to the Future, Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings and more

5 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve just brought you the first images of the Ghostbusters packs for Lego Dimensions, and now we have a new trailer that shows off those levels – and many more – in action.

Check out the trailer below:

Lego Dimensions pulls together classic franchises like Back to the Future, Jurassic World, Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Midway Arcade games and the DC Universe of characters.

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various Lego worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The Lego Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of Lego humanity. Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure – journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. »

- Luke Owen

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