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James Garner movies on TCM: ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’ among highlights (photo: James Garner ca. 1960) James Garner, whose film and television career spanned more than five decades, died of "natural causes" at age 86 on July 19, 2014, in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. On Monday, July 28, Turner Classic Movies will present an all-day marathon of James Garner movies (see below) as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated star of Murphy’s Romance and Emmy-winning star of the television series The Rockford Files. Among the highlights in TCM’s James Garner film lineup is John Frankenheimer’s Monaco-set Grand Prix (1966), an all-star, race-car drama featuring Garner as a Formula One driver who has an affair with the wife (Jessica Walter) of his former teammate (Brian Bedford). Among the other Grand Prix drivers facing their own personal issues are Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato, while Akira Kurosawa’s (male) muse Toshiro Mifune plays a »
- Andre Soares
Grace Kelly is an actress that I haven’t spent nearly enough time with. Thankfully, that will soon change thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Here is a portion of the news release …
On July 29, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will remember one of Hollywood’s most glamorous film stars with the debut of the Grace Kelly Collection. The Collection includes six of the iconic screen legend’s most popular films. She stars with some of Hollywood’s finest leading men, including Clark Gable, Cary Grant, William Holden, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
About the Films
Kelly received her first Academy Award nomination (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) in this remake of 1932’s Red Dust, in which Gable originally starred with Jean Harlow. He stars here with Kelly and the sizzling Ava Gardner, who was also nominated for her performance. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa, »
- Jeff Bayer
Happy 4th of July everyone! It's not hard to imagine that my favorite part about this holiday is the fireworks! I love lighting them up and watching them go off. I even attempted to make my own at one point… I'll never do that again. As a tribute to this patriotic American holiday celebrating our independence, I've put together a top 10 list of great fireworks scenes from the movies.
This is by far one of the most American 4th of July scenes ever put on film. You've got a group of kids playing baseball in the 1950s on the 4th of July.
Behold, the Giant Mouse of Minsk! This scene is both thrilling and incredibly scary. It's such a cool fireworks scene though.
- Joey Paur
Exclusive: Icon Film Distribution (Ifd) has signed a deal with UK sales and distribution company Park Circus to represent the Ifd library for UK theatrical release.
The Ifd library comprises more than 200 titles including Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, John Hillcoat’s The Road, John Carney’s Once, Emilio Estevez’s The Way, and Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
Park Circus specialises in putting classic films back on the big screen and represents more than 20,000 titles from major studios and independent rights owners. This summer, it will handle the international re-release of Some Like It Hot, The Lady From Shanghai, The Deer Hunter and To Catch A Thief.
Ifd, which re-launched last September backed by New Sparta, recently released animated feature Postman Pat: The Movie, which has generated nearly £3m ($5m) at the UK box office after three weeks on release.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 1, 2014
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films
Operation Petticoat begins as Commander Matt Sherman (Grant) has his toughest assignment yet – to put a broken sardine can of a submarine back in action. Enter supply officer Nick Holden (Curtis), a master scavenger who has some very shady plans to get the Sea Tiger purring again. Said plans become quite apparent after the crew rescues five stranded beautiful nurses and the grey, battle-scarred sub is suddenly painted a blushingly bold pink, thus transforming into a party-ready hot tub sub for all who come aboard.
One of the earlier movies on director Blake Edward’s (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) filmography, Operation Petticoat »
There are countless missed opportunities in Grace of Monaco, a sponsorship deal with Ferrero Rocher being chief among them. Like the choccies doled out by that cheapnik ambassador, this portrait of Grace Kelly 'the royal years' aspires to refinement and class when, in reality, it's just an afternoon sugar buzz for bored housewives. No wonder the Cannes glitterati turned up their noses, but you don't have to be a connoisseur to know this is a pile of Nutella.
What was Nicole Kidman thinking? For one thing she is two decades too old to be playing Grace Kelly from the late '50s to early '60s (the star was only 26 when she went from Hollywood's High Society to the House of Grimaldi). Kidman does »
Well, where to start? We already know the story: beautiful Philadelphian actress marries a Euro-trash prince and lives happily ever after, or at least until her tragic car accident, itself an ironic coda reminiscent of her most iconic film scene. But what we didn’t know is that Princess Grace single-handedly saved Monaco from outright war with evil France. Grace of Monaco is “a fictionalised account of real-life events”, but whereas Grace Kelly’s story looked like a fairytale, then this movie is Nancy Drew meets the Stepford Wives.
We first see Grace (Nicole Kidman, who has decided not to go for a vocal impersonation of the real Kelly, opting for something closer to Marilyn Monroe) on the set of To Catch A Thief, having just wrapped that notorious car ride scene. Cut to five years down the line and she’s a princess cum housefrau with two little kids »
- Jo-Ann Titmarsh
The offscreen palace intrigue between “Grace of Monaco” director Olivier Dahan and his on-again off-again U.S. distributor Harvey Weinstein turns out to be far livelier than anything on screen in Dahan’s cardboard and frequently cornball melodrama about Grace Kelly’s bumpy transition from Hollywood to actual princess — and her (seemingly single-handed) saving of her embattled sovereign state from French annexation. Handsomely produced but as dramatically inert as star Nicole Kidman’s frigid cheek muscles, Dahan’s strained bid to recapture the critical and commercial success of his smash Edith Piaf biopic “La Vie en rose” is the sort of misbegotten venture no amount of clever re-editing could hope to improve. The decision to release the pic in France and other key Euro territories immediately following its opening-night Cannes berth reps a healthy gamble on Kidman’s drawing power against the summer blockbuster deluge.
Although Dahan and screenwriter Arash Amel »
- Scott Foundas
In an intriguing parallel with her friend Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman’s new royal biopic is the subject of critical derision. Just as Watts took the title role of Diana in the slammed Oliver Hirschbiegel helmer, Kidman’s Grace Of Monaco (aka Grace Kelly) raised some unintentional laughs at this morning’s press screening. With a Gala premiere opening Cannes 2014 later on and a solid history of heckling at the Festival the stage is set for a potential journalistic takedown.
The troubled production has been the topic of speculation for some months, with stories of arguments between director Olivier Dahan and producer Harvey Weinstein over the final cut and displeasure from the royal family of Monaco over the way events are depicted. In another development that draws further comparison with Diana, writers such as Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter have wondered how such an an innocuous affair was made »
- Steve Palace
Kidman plays iconic Hollywood star Grace Kelly in the Oliver Dahan-directed biopic, which focuses on Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.
The late Academy Award-winning actress met the prince during a photo session in Cannes at the Palace of Monaco in 1955.
She had been romantically linked to charismatic French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont, with whom she was pictured on numerous occasions at the festival, prior to meeting the prince.
We dip into the archives and uncover 9 pictures of the exquisite Grace Kelly at the Cannes Film Festival below:
As someone who has genuinely enjoyed this series since the first episode, it’s sad that we are getting to the end. But on a positive note, the penultimate episode of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland was definitely as good as I had hoped it to be. There were a lot of payoffs in this [&hellip
When we last left Wonderland, Alice and Cyrus found Will's heart, only to lose it to Jafar. Jafar wasted no time in shoving said heart back into Will's chest. And with his heart restored, Will remembered his love for Anastasia, just as Jafar seemingly killed her.
In tonight's episode, "To Catch a Thief," we get a glimpse into how Alice's friendship with Will began, as present-day Will risks that friendship in a desperate move to save Anastasia. Read on to see how Once Upon a Time in Wonderland delightfully surprises us with magic, determination, and love. »
BBC One's Beyond Breaking Point achieved an audience share of 17.3% at 9pm on a quiet Thursday night.
The One Show was the most-watched programme outside of news and soaps with 4.44m (21.8%) at 7pm. Later, Holiday Hit Squad brought in 3.10m (14.6%), and Question Time was seen by 2.35m (21.8%) at 10.35pm.
On ITV, Ade Edmondson's new series Ade at Sea interested 2.63m (12.4%) at 8.30pm, followed by documentary Dangerous Dogs with 1.97m (9.3%) at 9pm (269,000/1.7% on +1).
Channel 4's Hoarder Next Door fascinated 1.47m (6.9%) at 8pm (166k/0.8%). Inside Rolls-Royce gathered 2.13m (10.1%) at 9pm (361k/2.3%) and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown amused 982k (6.1%) at 10pm (221k »
New Once Upon A Time Wonderland episode 12,season 1 official spoilers,plotline revealed. Recently, ABC served up the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Once Upon A Time" episode 12 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "To Catch A Thief," and it appears to be very intriguing as the Jabberwocky attempts to break free of Jafar, and more. In the new,12th episode press release: In a flashback, the Knave will hunt Alice per Cora’s directive and he is going to find himself striking a deal to get his heart back. While in present day Wonderland, Alice and the Knave’s friendship is going to get tested as he does Jafar’s bidding and steals from her. In the meantime, the Jabberwocky will attempt to free herself from Jafar’s control and Jafar will get confronted by his former partner. Guest stars will feature: Peta Sergeant as Jabberwocky, Zuleikha Robinson as Amara, »
Birds of a Feather came out on top for its current series finale on Thursday outside of soaps, according to overnight figures.
The recently-renewed ITV sitcom dropped over 500,000 viewers from its last episode in mid-February, amusing 4.81 million (12.9%) at 8.30pm (116k/0.5% on +1).
On BBC One, Holiday Hit Squad returned with 3.18m (14.3%) at 8pm, followed by Diy Sos with 4.26m (19.1%) at 9pm. Question Time interested 2.61m (23.5%) at 10.35pm.
On Channel 4, The Hoarder Next Door fascinated 1.22m (5.5%) at 8pm (221k/1.0%), and The Floods that Foiled New Years brought in 1.71m (7.7%) at 9pm (312k/2.0%).
Channel 5's It Takes a Thief To Catch a Thief intrigued 1.20m (5.4%) at 8pm (127k/0.6%). The Hotel Inspector was seen by 1.03m (4.6%) at 9pm (132k/0.8%) and 70 Stone and Almost Dead attracted 974k (6.1%) at 10pm. »
Grace of Monaco has had some serious highs and lows, just like its central figure Grace Kelly. But as it approaches its world premiere at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival, the biopic about the movie star turned princess has finally unveiled a meaty trailer that gives a sense of its scale as well as its central drama. Penned by Erased scribe Arash Amel, Grace of Monaco focuses on what Grace Kelly's life was like after she left the spotlight and stardom of Hollywood and stepped into the politics of Monaco by marrying Prince Ranier III. The film picks up in 1962. Film roles in Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and To Catch A Thief were long behind her. She and Ranier have been married for six years. But Kelly hasn't made a seamless transition from the mansions of Hollywood to castles of Monaco, and struggles to reconcile »
Golf: Wgc-Cadillac Championship
6pm, Sky Sports 4
Opening day's coverage from Doral, Florida of the elite event featuring top ranking players from the Official World Golf Ranking, PGA and European tours. PGA world number one Tiger Woods was victorious here last year, and will be looking to continue an impressive run of form on this course – the 2013 championship was his seventh overall. Stiff competition should be provided by Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose, who won the tournament in 2013. Gwilym Mumford
Angela Rippon, Helen Skelton and Joe Crowley return, donning their factor 40 and heading off in search of pressing consumer issues for holidaymakers. The perils of hotel balconies are given startling illustration from Lee Charie, who survived a fall in Thailand, »
- Gwilym Mumford, Ben Arnold, Bim Adewunmi, Ali Catterall, Jonathan Wright, Rachel Aroesti, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs
It's February 14, so what better time than now to snuggle up with your significant other for a special Valentine's Day movie weekend.
With The Lego Movie heading into UK cinemas this weekend (a smart bit of Valentine's Day counter-programming but a film you really need to see) we asked its star Elizabeth Banks to recommend us some romantic movies.
Throw this trio into your DVD player this weekend then head out to catch the rather excellent brick flick...
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
There are some great comedies in Elizabeth's back catalogue (40-Year-Old Virgin, Pitch Perfect), but one she'd really like to see get a bit more love is Zack and Miri Make a Porno, the 2008 film she made with Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen.
"It's a really romantic movie, people don't realise," she said. "It also happens to have a lot of boobs in it - never a bad thing. »
The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen has signed on to direct an action heist thriller called Risk. According to the report, the film blends psychological suspense and action, and the story follows "a brilliant thief who is released early from prison to execute a nearly impossible art heist." Cohen had this to say in a statement:
“I’ve always wanted to make a sophisticated caper/thriller in the style of ‘Topkapi,’ ‘To Catch A Thief’ and ‘The Hot Rock,’ with smart characters and sexy European backgrounds. When I read the script of ‘Risk’, I knew this was it.”
The movie is scheduled to go into production this summer, and it sounds like it could be a really cool movie. »
- Joey Paur
With a hefty box office haul virtually guaranteed for the critically adored The Lego Movie, prepare for other beloved games and properties from your childhood to get a nostalgic big-screen treatment. The upcoming thriller Risk, however, is not an adaptation of the strategic Parker Brothers game – although conquering lands all over the world could make for an intriguing slice of entertainment. Instead, it is a jewelry caper flick that director Rob L. Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) is shopping around at the European Film Market right now.
Risk will follow a thief released early from prison to – what else? – pull off a once in a lifetime art heist. However, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, the criminal will be “drawn into a dangerous triangle between his crime boss and his accomplice in crime – a beautiful, mysterious woman whose motives remain unclear until the explosive ending.”
The script comes from Eric Harlacher, »
- Jordan Adler
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