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Reviews: Sidney Poitier In "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" (1970) And "The Organization" (1971); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Releases

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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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The Big Sick: New Trailer Drops For The Judd Apatow-Produced Comedy

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A popular (and legitimate) knock against the movie industry today is that big-budget blockbusters are squeezing out smaller, independent films. Put another way, Hollywood math favors massive spectacles that fill stadium seating; consequently, there's simply less opportunity for lower-budgeted personal or human stories that explore relationships, culture, and society. Even though indies are far cheaper to make, they don't yield remotely the same level of revenue. Stupid math!

Fortunately, the emergence of cash-flush, independent studios like Netflix and Amazon -- who've cultivated diverse, niche audiences -- are bucking the status quo. They're betting that multi-platform, worldwide streaming services are the secret sauce to unlocking success in smaller films, which the monolithic, risk-averse studios wouldn't otherwise touch. It's a huge win for film buffs and cinema lovers, who maybe aren't seeing their interests reflected in the typical summer or holiday fare.

Related: Soon You Will Be Able To Choose Your Own
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The 2 Iconic Films That Inspired Jordan Peele's Horror Masterpiece, Get Out

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Jordan Peele's new film, Get Out, currently holds a rare 99 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and for good reason. The subversive horror flick uses race as the primary motivator for the brilliant, bloody horror that transpires when a young black man (Daniel Kaluuya) accompanies his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) home for a weekend to meet her "liberal" parents. His descent into a terrifying "are they trying to kill me, or are they just weird?" back and forth results in an unsettling, funny, and overwhelmingly spooky movie. Given our current political climate, which makes Get Out more resonant than ever, it's easy to assume Peele's primary inspiration for the film was pulled from news headlines about black men continuously suffering grave and blatant injustice at the hands of white people. It turns out a lot of different things influenced the final product, which Peele began working on before
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Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017

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Get Out Review: The First True Horror Classic of 2017
Get Out is an absolutely brilliant and original horror film from famed comedian Jordan Peele. It straddles multiple genres. Get Out is scary, laugh out loud funny, and an inspired satire of interracial relationships. Imagine a devilishly twisted update of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Avoid all spoilers of this film. I'll just describe the general premise. Trust me when I tell you the payoff is both clever and intriguing, a whopper.

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) has been dating Rose (Allison Williams) for five months. They've become a serious couple. She decides it's time to bring him home to meet her family. The catch is that Chris is black and Rose is white. Her family doesn't know she's in an interracial relationship. Chris agrees to meet her family (Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, and Caleb Landry Jones) at their remote lake house. The visit turns into something entirely unexpected.

Jordan Peele gets top marks for creativity.
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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!

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Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Titanic, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca and more celebrate big movie anniversaries in 2017!Adriana Floridia1/5/2017 4:36:00 Pm

One thing we all look forward to every year is our birthday, and we here at Cineplex like to celebrate the birthdays of movies too!

In 2017, there are tons of memorable films that are hitting milestone ages. While it makes us feel a little old, it also gives us a reason to look back on some of our favourite films and have epic movie marathons (oftentimes, ones where we know all of the lines).

We did some research and compiled a master list of all of the notable films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Among the crop are films like Titanic, Blade Runner, The Graduate, and more.

Check out the best movie anniversaries of 2017 below and start planning your movie-themed parties accordingly!
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The Vampire Diaries Photo Preview: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!

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No one in Mystic Falls throws a soiree like Caroline Forbes! She's putting her party skills to the test on The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 7 with a Christmas Eve dinner we're not soon to forget!

Stefan has one day with Caroline, so naturally they're having a dinner party at the Salvatore house. Damon, who wasn't invited, and was last presumed dead, having been staked through the heart by his former Bff Alaric, is very much alive. 

Something in his deal with the Devil has made him even more immortal than before, apparently. Or Sybil's mind controlling all of them and what we're seeing is a dream and Damon is still dead. (That's...yeah, that's not correct.)

Anyway. It's not a dinner party unless someone's in danger, and these photos show that at least one guest might not be making it out alive. 

Surprisingly absent? Bonenzo. But they'e probably too busy
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Stephen Colbert: Trump Meets Obama In “Most Surprising Remake Of ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner'”

After stumbling around a bit on Tuesday evening and the next night, when election results took a turn late-night TV had not scripted, Stephen Colbert seemed to find his footing again Thursday: “President Obama hosted Donald Trump at the White House for the most surprising remake of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner,” he began. “The First African American president sitting down with a president-elect who was endorsed by the Klan – a guy who spent five years, created his…
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Indie Spotlight: Kiwi-Chinese Flatmates Offer Up ‘Friday Night Bites’

In 2013, a group of New Zealanders got together to make a series called Flat3, about a trio of Kiwi-Chinese women who live together. After receiving plenty of praise for their work as well as a number of accolades at web festivals, the girls of Flat3 have returned to show viewers what they get up to during the weekend. Jj Fong, Perlina Lau, and Ally Xue are the stars of Friday Night Bites, a series written and directed by Roseanne Liang and produced by Kerry Warkia.

Each episode of Friday Night Bites features a different Friday night activity undertaken by the Flat3 gang and their friends. The comedy here is distinctly Kiwi, and viewers who have enjoyed shows like Flight of the Concords will smile at the dry wit on display here. At the same time, Friday Night Bites goes far beyond its national borders. In comments posted on videos within the series,
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Mommie nearest: match the mother to the movie – quiz

As Mila Kunis and her suburban cohorts go wild in raucous comedy Bad Moms, how well do you know other movie mums?

Hellraiser

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Friday the 13th

Gremlins

Young Adult

Junebug

Little Children

The Skeleton Twins

22 Jump Street

The Five Year Engagement

Bad Neighbours 2

The Wedding Ringer

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

All That Heaven Allows

Imitation of Life

Pinky

Bad Santa

Bad Teacher

Wedding Crashers

Observe and Report

Solaris

Event Horizon

Alien: Resurrection

Prometheus

The Heartbreak Kid

Housesitter

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

There's Something About Mary

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Resurrection

Hannah and Her Sisters

Ordinary People

The Mirror Has Two Faces

My Fellow Americans

The Walker

Birth

Salt

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Fault in Our Stars

Sweet November

Continue reading...
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Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton Steal the Fashion Show During Kensington Palace Dinner

Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton Steal the Fashion Show During Kensington Palace Dinner
Guess who's coming to dinner! Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry are hosting President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for dinner at Kensington Palace Friday night. The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the First Family while wearing the L.K. Bennett London Addison jewel-toned printed silk dress, which retails for $525. America's First Lady arrived wearing a beige top and skirt, which she paired with a nude overcoat. Before everyone sat down for a royal dinner, everyone sat down for some light conversation. nullnullThis is hardly the first time the British royalty and First Family have met up, as Prince William visited the president in the Oval Office in December 2014 prior to the...
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7 Days til Oscar...

We already celebrated the 7th nominations of both Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet on the day of the nominations so what shall we celebrate today now that we're exactly one week from Hollywood's High Holy Night?

Hmmm. The Martian? It does have seven nominations but don't feel like it today. So let's just go with the year sevens. Oscar's choices, biggest box office, and our favorites here. 

1937: Oscar: Life of Emile Zola; Public: Snow White; Tfe: The Awful Truth

1947: Oscar: Gentleman's Agreement; Public: Road to Rio; Tfe: Black Narcissus

1957: Oscar: Bridge on the River Kwai; Public: Bridge on...; Tfe: A Face in the Crowd

1967: Oscar: In the Heat of the Night; Public: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?; Tfe: Bonnie & Clyde It's worth reminding you here that Mark Harris's book about this year in film "Pictures at a Revolution" is one of the best movie books ever.
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Fund This: ‘Murder Mystery Dinner Party’ Brings Gothic Lit To Life

Project Name: Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Asking For: $55,000 on Kickstarter

Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $11,956

Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 33

Description: Guess who's coming to dinner? Here's a hint: If you've read a lot of classic lit, you're going to recognize a lot of the guests. Shipwrecked Comedy is behind Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party, a series that will translate its titular scribe's penchant for Gothic settings to a web series format.

As its title suggests, Murder Mystery Dinner Party will take place at a supper gathering that turns deadly, and Poe's guests will be a combination of literary characters and real-life authors. Shipwrecked co-founder Sinead Persaud, for example, will play Poe's muse Lenore, while Lizzie Bennet Diaries star Ashley Clements will join the fun as Charlotte Brontë. Additional characters will be revealed
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Campus Rape Exposé 'The Hunting Ground' to Receive Producers Guild of America Stanley Kramer Award

Campus Rape Exposé 'The Hunting Ground' to Receive Producers Guild of America Stanley Kramer Award
The award, named for the director of "Inherit the Wind," "The Defiant Ones," and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" was established in 2002 to honor a production, producer, or other individual whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. Listen: "After Legal Threats, CNN Airs 'The Hunting Ground,' Which Puts a Human Face on Campus Rape" "The Hunting Ground," Dick and Ziering's second collaboration, continues their work in "The Invisible War," focusing on the stories of sexual assault survivors as well as statistics in order to bring attention to the pain and suffering caused by institutional negligence. The controversial documentary, which aired on CNN last month—despite threats of legal action by an attorney for Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston, who is accused of rape by one of the film's subjects—joins the likes of "An...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Meredith Hosts the Worst Dinner Party Ever

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'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Meredith Hosts the Worst Dinner Party Ever
"Some things are just your fault. Some things you screw up and you can't take back. No matter how hard you try. Some things you pay for the rest of your life." --- April Kepner

In a complete and fascinating departure from form, this week's installment of Grey's Anatomy, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?", featured no surgery. In fact, unless we count the utterly charming subplot (which provided comic relief in an extremely dark and twisted episode) with Andrew treating Maggie for a urinary tract infection, there were no patients. The entire hour centered around the dinner party that Meredith, Maggie, and Amelia were supposed to be hosting for their friends and colleagues. 

If we're being honest, a dinner party thrown by these three is ridiculous under the best of circumstances. Add the fact that Callie's new squeeze is the doc who contributed mightily to Derek's death and we've got a very,
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'Grey's Anatomy' Episode 12.5 Photos: Meredith's Sad Dinner Party

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'Grey's Anatomy' Episode 12.5 Photos: Meredith's Sad Dinner Party
Official photos from the fifth episode of Grey's Anatomy season 12, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," airing Thursday, October 22 at 8pm on ABC.

Official Synopsis from ABC: "In the midst of the sisters? dinner party, Maggie ditches her cooking duties to rush to the hospital. Meanwhile, April steps in to help cook as an attempt to avoid Jackson, and Arizona nervously waits to find out more about Callie?s new girlfriend."
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New Grey’s Anatomy Season 12,Episode 5 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

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Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Grey's Anatomy" episode 5 of season 12. The episode is entitled, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" It turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff go down as cooking duties get abandon by Maggie so she can handle something embarrassing. Everyone finally meets Callie's new girlfriend, and more. In the new, 5th episode press release: Maggie Deals With An Embarrassing Issue And Everyone Finally Meets Callie's Girlfriend, On ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." Press release number 2: In the midst of the sisters' dinner party, Maggie will ditch her cooking duties to rush to the hospital. Meanwhile, April will step in to help cook as an attempt to avoid Jackson, and Arizona is going to nervously wait to find out more about Callie's new girlfriend. The episode was written by Meg Marinis, and it was directed by Debbie Allen. Episode
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'Grey's Anatomy' Scoop on Callie's New Girlfriend (Awkward!) and a False Rumor

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It's a small, small world. On last night's episode of "Grey's Anatomy" Season 12, Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) opened the door to meet Callie's (Sara Ramirez) new girlfriend Penny ... who happened to be the same doctor who could've helped to save Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) life last season and instead botched the job. Awkward!

Entertainment Weekly just did its usual Spoiler Room roundup and a "Grey's" fan asked how Meredith is going to react to Callie's new girlfriend. Here's the response, which also includes the debunking of a casting rumor:

How is Meredith going to react to Callie's new girlfriend on Grey's Anatomy? - Kendra

You mean the one who played a role in the death of her husband? In short: "Not well," Sara Ramirez tells me. "It's a challenging discovery. She's going to need a lot of support, and she's going to be reactive. That's going to create some major conflict between a lot of the doctors,
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Legendary Bergman on TCM: From Hollywood Career-Ruining Scandal to 3 Oscars and Another Bergman

Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her
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Hepburn Day on TCM: Love, Danger and Drag

Katharine Hepburn movies. Katharine Hepburn movies: Woman in drag, in love, in danger In case you're suffering from insomnia, you might want to spend your night and early morning watching Turner Classic Movies' "Summer Under the Stars" series. Four-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn is TCM's star today, Aug. 7, '15. (See TCM's Katharine Hepburn movie schedule further below.) Whether you find Hepburn's voice as melodious as a singing nightingale or as grating as nails on a chalkboard, you may want to check out the 1933 version of Little Women. Directed by George Cukor, this cozy – and more than a bit schmaltzy – version of Louisa May Alcott's novel was a major box office success, helping to solidify Hepburn's Hollywood stardom the year after her film debut opposite John Barrymore and David Manners in Cukor's A Bill of Divorcement. They don't make 'em like they used to Also, the 1933 Little Women
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The Top Father's Day Films Ever Made? Here Are Five Dads - Ranging from the Intellectual to the Pathological

'Father of the Bride': Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams. Top Five Father's Day Movies? From giant Gregory Peck to tyrant John Gielgud What would be the Top Five Father's Day movies ever made? Well, there have been countless films about fathers and/or featuring fathers of various sizes, shapes, and inclinations. In terms of quality, these range from the amusing – e.g., the 1950 version of Cheaper by the Dozen; the Oscar-nominated The Grandfather – to the nauseating – e.g., the 1950 version of Father of the Bride; its atrocious sequel, Father's Little Dividend. Although I'm unable to come up with the absolute Top Five Father's Day Movies – or rather, just plain Father Movies – ever made, below are the first five (actually six, including a remake) "quality" patriarch-centered films that come to mind. Now, the fathers portrayed in these films aren't all heroic, loving, and/or saintly paternal figures. Several are
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