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‘Things Blowing Up Good’ has been surefire entertainment since the beginning of cinema, but this ill-fated Cinerama extravaganza about the biggest explosion in recorded human history limps along despite some pretty darned impressive volcanic effects. It’s quite an entertaining spectacle, with various good performers in three soap opera plots, either overacting or loitering about with nothing to do. And don’t forget the from-left-field musical striptease.
Krakatoa East of Java
Kl Studio Classics
1969 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 131 min. / Street Date September 12, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95
Starring: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle, Sal Mineo, Rossano Brazzi, John Leyton, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Chan, Victoria Young, Marc Lawrence, Geoffrey Holder, Niall MacGinnis, Sumi Haru.
Cinematography: Manuel Berenguer
Production Design: Eugèné Lourié
Costumes: Laure Lourié
Original Music: Frank De Vol
Written by Clifford Newton Gould, »
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It's a bittersweet day for Victoria Beckham.
The fashionista took to Instagram on Friday to send her eldest child, 18-year-old son Brooklyn, well wishes as he heads off to college.
Victoria posted a pic of her and Brooklyn cuddled up close on a chair. In the snap, the mother of four appears to be in tears.
"We are all so proud of you Brooklyn," she wrote. "Amazing A level results and off to college. We love you so much and will miss you. #yesiamcrying #emotional x."
During an exclusive interview with Et earlier this month, Brooklyn revealed he was heading to New York City to study photography.
"I'm actually moving to New York in August to study photography for four years," he revealed. "I'm really excited. Photography is [it], that's what I really want to do."
Watch: Brooklyn Beckham Explains Why He Chose Photography Over Soccer -- Plus »
Related: Exclusive: Brooklyn Beckham Explains Why He Chose Photography Over Soccer -- Plus, Check Out His Stunning Work
"I do backstage photography at my mum’s shows, and I mean, I love doing it -- but my mum’s like, ‘Go take pictures of the models!’ and I’m a bit shy," the budding photographer tells GQ in an interview released on Tuesday. "So I kind of have to get the first two out of the way, and then I’m used to it."
The eldest Beckham has a passion for taking black-and-white portraits, but also has an appreciation for fashion -- which stems from his stylish parents.
"My favorite outfit is like a Peaky Blinders kind of look,” he shares. "I have a really old-man style. I’m also really into skateboarding outfits, like the »
By Lee Pfeiffer
The year 1967 marked the high point of Sidney Poitier's screen career. He starred in three highly acclaimed box office hits: "To Sir, With Love", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night". The fact that Poitier did not score a Best Actor Oscar nomination that year had less to do with societal prejudices (he had already won an Oscar) than the fact that he was competing with himself and split the voter's choices for his best performance. "In the Heat of the Night" did win the Best Picture Oscar and immortalized Poitier's performance as Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia detective who finds himself assigned to assist a redneck sheriff (Rod Steiger, who did win the Oscar that year for his performance in this film) in a town in the deep south that has experienced a grisly unsolved murder. When Steiger's character, resentful for »
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Aziz Ansari's creative well is a little tapped.
The Master of None star and co-creator covers the Fall issue of GQ Style, where he candidly goes into detail about why all the pressure to get going on season three -- after the critically acclaimed first two -- feels a little overwhelming.
"'What about season three?' Which is obviously a question people have to ask, but for me it's a little stress-inducing," the 34-year-old comedian confesses. "[Co-creator Alan Yang] once said it best: It's like we just gave birth to a kid and they're like, 'When are you gonna have another kid?'"
Arnaud Pyvka for GQ Style
"I just feel like I've said a lot. Especially if you look at it—instead of two seasons of a TV show—as, like, seven movies. I mean, those two seasons »
Even Brooklyn Beckham has his "ups and downs."
Et exclusively sat down with the 18-year-old son of Victoria and David Beckham on Tuesday at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, to celebrate the release of his photography book, What I See. During our interview, Brooklyn opened up about his No. 1 passion, what it's really like growing up Beckham and why he decided not to follow in his famous father's soccer footsteps.
Watch: David and Victoria Beckham Send Sweet Messages to Son Brooklyn: 'We Are All So Proud'
Brooklyn began the chat by telling Et's Cameron Mathison that he actually tried the sport out for 15 years, beginning at around age 2.
"I had a lot of pressure on me," he admitted. "Every time I made a mistake everyone was looking at me like, 'Oh my God, like, he made a mistake.'"
"I still really enjoy it and I still watch it with my dad all the »
Here at Et, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of July 31 to Aug. 8, this is what we're most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'Manhunt: Unabomber'
One of the longest searches in history for someone on the America's Most Wanted list came to a close after 17 years when the FBI captured the man known as the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. Rather than tell the story from the point of view of Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), Discovery's Manhunt: Unabomber will focus on FBI agent and criminal profiler James "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), who pioneers the use of forensic linguistics to identify and ultimately capture the serial bomber. The riveting eight-episode series will touch on aspects of the investigation many have doubtless forgotten or never knew. During an interview with Et, director Greg Yaitanes explained that the show was not centered around the question whether Fitz would catch Kaczynski, but rather »
The Fourth of July is more than just an American holiday for the Beckham family! On that day 18 years ago, Victoria and David Beckham tied the knot with baby Brooklyn in tow.
The 43-year-old fashion designer took to Instagram on Tuesday to remember her wedding anniversary.
“I love you. Kisses x,” she captioned the old school wedding throwback of herself with her soccer pro hubby.
In the shot, the former Spice Girl is wearing a strapless satin gown while David, now 42, is rocking an all-white suit and holding a sleeping little Brooklyn in his arms.
David also shared an epic throwback shot, posting a pic of himself and his famous wife rocking matching all-leather ensembles.
“Wow we really did this,” he quipped in the caption. “Happy Anniversary to my amazing wife, mummy and strong business woman @victoriabeckham @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #Harpernotoninstagram Love you »
Jay Z’s 13th studio album, titled “4:44,” has dropped and voracious fans and internet users have already extracted juicy bits after just an hour with the material. An exclusive to the mogul’s own streaming service Tidal, the record consists of ten songs with titles like “Kill Jay Z,” “Family Affair” and “Legacy.” The album’s title track, however, has people raving as it seems to address the speculation over his fidelity to wife Beyonce — something she sang about on her juggernaut 2016 album “Lemonade.” “You did what, with who? / What good is a ménage à trois when you have a soul mate? »
- Matt Donnelly
Moran rose to fame when she was cast as the younger sister of Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham on Happy Days, which ran for 11 seasons between 1974 and 1984. She later co-starred opposite Scott Baio in the short-lived spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, which lasted for just two brief seasons between 1982 and 1983.
In just a couple of days the Summer blockbuster season will get a big jump-start (hey Spring’s not yet a month old) when those magnificent men (and women) in their flying “muscle-car” machines start spinning their wheels and defying gravity at the multiplex. As they rev their engines here’s a quiet little “heart-tugger’ about family and kids that stars a guy that usually helps usher in the big popcorn flicks as Marvel Studios’ patriotic powerhouse. Like many “swinging” singles from TV (“Family Affair”) and cinema (Raising Helen), he’s tackling unexpected parenthood after the tragic demise of the birth mother. And things get even more complicated, when (as in other recent films like Little Man Tate) the child is a genius, brainy, or as the title proclaims, Gifted.
- Jim Batts
Will Smith is happy to help son Jaden get ready for a new project in any way he can -- even if it means cutting off all his hair!
The Suicide Squad star took to Facebook on Tuesday to share a few photos from the dramatic haircut, which show Will excitedly holding up the massive bundle of blonde dreads he'd just cut off.
"Getting Jaden Smith ready for the first day of filming #LifeInAYear," Smith wrote. "Maybe I should’ve used scissors?!"
One fan who happened to run into Will and Jaden on Tuesday snapped a few pics with the pair, and revealed the 18-year-old actor's super close-cut conservative new 'do.
In Life In »
The German director is also in early talks to direct “One Plus One” for the studio.
Ditter penned an original treatment for “States of Emergency,” and has the option to produce and direct, which he’s likely to do.
The dealmaking for “One Plus One” is still in nascent stages, but if it closes, Ditter would direct the pic — an adaptation of the novel by Jojo Moyes. The story follows a single mother juggling two kids and a job, and struggling to make ends meet. She hits the road with her family to head to a competition that, if they were to win, could secure a better life for them all.
- Justin Kroll
Krisha Fairchild gave one of 2016’s most acclaimed performances in Trey Edward Shults’ “Krisha,” about a woman who visits her estranged family over Thanksgiving. Now she’s set to appear in a new film entitled “September 12th” about folk music amidst a national tragedy. The film follows two strangers Elliott (Joe Purdy) and Joni (Amber Rubarth) whose lives are unexpectedly thrust together after their plane from L.A. to New York is grounded on the morning of September 11, 2001. Both accept help from Joni’s family friend (Fairchild) who lends them a rusty old Chevy van and decide to drive to New York. Though the shock of 9/11 quickly threatens to derail their journey, the pair discover they share a love for old folk songs and soon the two bond over music and bear witness to a nation that lifts each other up in the wake of tragedy. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below. »
- Vikram Murthi
How has this not happened yet?
Ansari's Master of None returns to Netflix later this year, and something tells us he'll do a great job as host, judging by his several comedy specials, and the hilarious unofficial music video he and co-star Eric Wareheim made for Kanye West's "Famous" last year.
Something to look forward to!
15 items from 2017
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