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Pinewood Cinema has announced that it will host an exclusive outdoor screening of Damien Chazelle’s multi Academy Award-winning “La La Land” under the stars in the magnificent and iconic gardens of Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire on Friday 8th September at 20.00 (gates open 19.00). To celebrate the event we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the event, along with a copy of the new Pinewood 80th anniversary coffee table book.
This special screening offers an exclusive opportunity to spend an evening in the historical gardens where a host of major feature films and television dramas were shot including, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Bugsy Malone, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Cinderella and more recently, Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt.
“La La Land” is a bewitching romance paying tribute to the Hollywood musical. Set in present day Los Angeles, »
Over the course of a unique career that stretches back to the 1960s, Paul Williams has been and is a songwriter, singer, actor, a recovering alcoholic and recovery advocate, and not least the president/chairman of Ascap, a role he’s held since 2009 and for which he was recently elected to a fifth term.
He’s also enjoyed, as he puts it, a truly remarkable “third act” in his career, which includes winning a Grammy in 2014 for his work on Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” and, most recently, a brief and memorable cameo as a corrupt cop/illegal arms dealer (Spoiler Alert: who is quickly shot by Jamie Foxx’s character) in “Baby Driver.” The role is startling to anyone who knows him and doesn’t know it’s coming, not only because the diminutive Williams is apparently portraying the most well-dressed, erudite and loquacious corrupt cop/illegal arms dealer in history, but »
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The director’s cut of John Travolta dance drama Saturday Night Fever, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a Us re-release, is slated for a Cinéma de la Plage on Saturday 20th May.
The cut will include three scenes not in the original release.
The trio are among the Classics lineup restored by distributor Park Circus, which has also »
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At one point during Fist Fight, the new comedy starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day, I could only think of Step Brothers, an inverted Bugsy Malone that casts adults as childish characters and stands up as Adam McKay's masterpiece. Although there's plenty of comic mileage in adults acting like kids, Fist Fight is sadly not a patch on those farcical heights.
The film takes place at Roosevelt High School, an inner city school where budget cuts have left the entire faculty fearing for their jobs, and also fearing the students' designated Senior Pranks Day on the last day of term. As English teacher Mr. Campbell (Day) observes, the pranks don't really seem like pranks - mostly, they involve criminal damage and horse-kidnapping.
History teacher Mr. Strickland (Cube) is having none »
Two years ago the acclaimed director of Bugsy Malone swapped his camera for canvas
From Bugsy Malone to Mississippi Burning to The Commitments, Sir Alan Parker has a hugely impressive back catalogue of cinema successes. But almost two years ago, at the age of 70, he decided to call time on a career that touched the heights.
He had written “a contemporary anarchic piece – a sort of Glaswegian Commitments,” he says, “only with darker humour. A friend of mine said he’d finance the whole thing. When it came to the nitty gritty, however … I had a bust-up with him over releasing a piddling amount of money for the art department to do a location recce. It was the final straw for me.
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