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Did Arrowverse Fail Wedding Etiquette? Why Did Svu Hype Old Secret? Does Gotham Hate Kids? And More TV Qs!

Did Arrowverse Fail Wedding Etiquette? Why Did Svu Hype Old Secret? Does Gotham Hate Kids? And More TV Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including the Arrowverse crossover, Svu, Riverdale and Gotham!

1 | The Miss Universe pageant’s Miss South Africa made a bold choice to go with non-waterproof mascara, huh?

2 | Did Sunday’s Outlander feature way too much of Claire wandering in the wilderness?

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3 | Rhetorical question: Is The Walking Dead‘s Carl really dumb enough to invite Siddiq — a total stranger and, for all he knew, a Savior
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Today in Movie Culture: Must-See Mystery Movies, the Happy Sad Cinema of Taika Waititi and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Genre Showcase of the Day: With Murder on the Orient Express out in theaters, Fandor highlights the best whodunit mystery movies you must see:   Mashup of the Day: This video shows how perfectly the Luke and Yoda scenes fit the audio for the original trailer for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial:   VFX History of the Day: The latest episode of VFXcool looks at how Back to the Future Part II achieved one of its most incredible visual effects scenes:   Filmmaker in Focus: This video from We Need to Talk About Film celebrates the "happy sad cinema" of Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi:   Vintage Image of...

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Cool Stuff: Let Mr. Fusion from ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Charge Your Phone

Cool Stuff: Let Mr. Fusion from ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Charge Your Phone
When Doc Brown barrels into Marty McFly’s driveway at the end of Back to the Future, not only does he come with concerns about the future, but he has a new piece of technology. While the original Back to the Future time machine needed plutonium to create a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts […]

The post Cool Stuff: Let Mr. Fusion from ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Charge Your Phone appeared first on /Film.
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The James Bond movies' special relationship with America

Mark Harrison Sep 19, 2017

Kingsman pulls the leg of the James Bond series - but how have the 007 films put across the relationship between Britain and the USA?

When Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service exploded into cinemas in 2015, it gave the iconic James Bond franchise much the same irreverent treatment that the director's previous Mark Millar adaptation, Kick-Ass, gave to comic book movies. Reviews focused on how the film recontextualised the familiar 007 tropes of guns, girls and gadgets through the lens of class, identity and that notorious final bum note.

In the sequel, Eggsy and the Kingsmen run up against a crime syndicate known as the Golden Circle with a little help from their American cousins, the Statesmen. It neatly shows us that American iconography plays much the same role for their opposite numbers, that liquor-themed codenames will stand in for Arthurian monikers, and most accurately of all, that
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Why Barry Norman mattered so much to me

Simon Brew Sep 15, 2017

The late Barry Norman's impact on many of us, and our love for film, will be felt for decades.

I struggle a bit sometimes, with writing about someone whose work meant the world to me in the immediate aftermath of their death. For one, I’m no fan of the clickbait culture, whereby as soon as a passing is announced, there’s a seeming compulsion to bash out an accompanying top ten list (that's not a slight against those who wrote terrific, long-form personal pieces). But more than that, I find it hard to concentrate my thoughts.

That was particularly the case with Barry Norman, a man without whom I wouldn’t be doing what I was doing.

Like many of you, I got into film in a serious way in my early teens. I tended – and I had a good home life, so this is
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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Blade Runner

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Blade Runner10 Facts You Might Not Know About Blade RunnerKurt Anthony9/13/2017 9:16:00 Am

Thirty-five years ago, from Ridley Scott, director of Alien, came Blade Runner – a chilling, bold, mesmerizing, and futuristic detective thriller.

Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s visionary novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner was released in theatres on June 25, 1982 and has since earned the title of one of the best science fiction films of all time.

Despite the film’s estimated budget of $28M, Blade Runner was not an instant success. The complex plot and slow pacing resulted in low box office numbers, but the dystopian sci-fi classic eventually garnered a cult following and became a leading example of the neo-noir genre.

While we await the highly anticipated release of Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel, journey with us to the savage world of the year 2019 as
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Marty McFly’s Light-Up ‘Back To The Future Part II’ Nikes Up For Auction

  • ET Canada
Fans of “Back To The Future” can have a piece of movie history as the light-up Nikes worn by Michael J. Fox in “Back To The Future Part II” will go up for auction. Marty McFly’s fan-favourite piece of movie memorabilia will be auctioned off in the UK starting September 26. Related: This Fan-Made ‘Back To […]
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Blu-ray Review – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition (1966)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Special Edition, 1966.

Directed by Sergio Leone.

Starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

Synopsis:

Okay, it’s been 51 years since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was released, but who’s counting? This new 50th Anniversary Special Edition from Kino Lorber pulls out all the stops with a 4K remastered image, theatrical and extended versions of the film on separate discs, and a big helping of bonus features, including three commentary tracks, deleted scenes, and a bunch of documentary materials.

Some film fans revere Sergio Leone the way others revere Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and other directors with more recognizable names. I’ll admit to having arrived at Leone a bit later in life. Sure, I recognized A Fistful of Dollars in Back to the Future Part II, I knew about the longer version of Once Upon a Time in America,
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70Mm Film Festival August 10-september 1, Aero Theatre, Santa Monica

  • CinemaRetro
The Aero Theatre's "Return of 70mm" film festival opens tomorrow and runs through September 1. Films to be screened include 2001:a Space Odyssey, The Dark Crystal, E.T: The Extraterrestrial, Back to the Future Part II, Steven Spielberg's Always, The Last Action Hero, Hook, Streets of Fire and John Carpenters The Thing. Click here for info. 
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Newswire: Adidas actually made Life Aquatic shoes, but it’s probably too late to buy them

Everybody loves those Nike Air Mags from Back To The Future Part II, especially since the company actually sells them from time to time, but they’re definitely not the only pair of badass kicks you can usually only find in a movie. There’s also the customized Team Zissou-branded Adidas Roms from Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic, which sneaker-loving film buffs have been pestering Adidas to make for years. Finally, the company came through earlier this month, but you may have already missed your chance to buy a pair of the custom blue and yellow Roms.

As reported by Sneaker News (via Vice), Adidas produced a limited run of 100 Team Zissou Roms and sold them exclusively at the We Love Green music festival in Paris in honor of an appearance from Seu Jorge, whose music was featured prominently in the film. Vice has reached out to Adidas ...
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Rumor: Reverse-Flash Will Be The Villain Of The Flash, WB Planning Flashpoint Film

A glut of supposed leaks about future movies in the DC Extended Universe have just appeared on 4chan. If these allegations are to be believed, we can look forward to Supergirl turning up in Man of Steel 2, Nightwing being fast-tracked into production and the Joker showing up in Joss Whedon’s Batgirl movie.

Another rumour that’s sprung up from 4chan (via Reddit) today concerns The Flash, and it claims that both Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn are in contention to direct. We already knew that though, and so that’s not terribly surprising to hear. What is surprising, however, is the second part of the rumor, which you can see below.

Robert Zemeckis and Mathew Vaughn, who was also offered the Man of Steel sequel, are the top candidates to direct The Flash. The studio wants the Reverse Flash as the main antagonist with the character returning for a
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Hugh Jackman Gets Specific On Early Scripted Sabretooth Scene In Logan

Logan is a near perfect film and one of my top five superhero movies. Though the Wolverine Trilogy started on an incredibly low note with X-Men: Wolverine Origins, the film did offer a much more interesting and dynamic take on Wolverine's nemesis/half-brother, Victor Creed aka Sabretooth. When capping off the trilogy, there was talk that Liev Schrieber was at one point set to return, completing his arc with Logan. Though the character didn't make it past the writing phase, we now have details on exactly what Sabretooth's role was in an earlier draft of the script.

Hugh Jackman discussed Sabretooth's near-appearance in Logan with Collider; first about the frustration of figuring out an organic way to bring back Logan's half-brother:

“[Director James Mangold] and I did talk about it. For my money, he was the best thing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I thought Ryan made a lot out of his bit for it.
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Today in Movie Culture: Real 'Back to the Future Part II' Self-Drying Jacket, 'Alien' Vs. 'Blade Runner' and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Clothing Commercial of the Day: Falyon Wearable Tech created a self-drying jacket inspired by Back to the Future Part II that you can buy right now. Watch the ad:   Movie Celebration of the Day: When Honest Trailers takes on a movie as great as Aliens, there's not much to make fun of:   Mashup of the Day: Speaking of Aliens, here's a deleted scene from Antonio Maria da Silva's brilliant Hell's Club 2 pitting a Xenomorph against Blade Runner's Deckard:   Cosplay of the Day: Inspired by a memorable line from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, here's a cosplayer mashing up Yondu and Mary...

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Doctor Who series 10: the hidden roots of its graphic design

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 15, 2017

Doctor Who graphic designer Matthew Clark helps us dig a little deeper into some of series 10's mysteries...

A few weeks ago, in the viewing notes for Doctor Who series 10's second episode, Smile, I mentioned that the craft used by the colonists was marked ‘Erewhon 190484’ and asked for your theories. Many of you correctly pointed out that Erewhon is the name of a Samuel Butler novel about a dystopian society whose inhabitants live in fear of machines (And not ‘nowhere’ backwards, as I’d rather rashly stated - sorry about that…).

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But what of 190484? There were some fascinating suggestions, including a possible reference to Winston Smith’s diary in George Orwell’s 1984, the date of
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Newswire: Here’s all the fancy bells and whistles on Spidey’s new Homecoming suit

Most people are lucky to get a snazzy tie pin or a used pocket square as the accessories for their Homecoming suit. Not so for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, with Marvel releasing a new graphic today showing off all the high-tech bells and whistles in Peter Parker’s latest duds. Designed by Tony Stark, it’s a versatile bit of kit, complete with built-in Gps, enhanced web shooters, and that detachable recon drone we saw in the latest trailer. (Director Jon Watts says it’s called “droney,” which is pretty dang cute.)

(Chuck Zlotnick / Sony Pictures Entertainment)

The suit also sports web wings (for gliding aerodynamically over helicopters), “expressive eyes,” and auto-fitting technology. That’s right: Iron Man has finally mastered self-fitting tech, meaning Spider-Man is one step closer to living every nerd’s dream of having Marty McFly’s outfit from Back To The Future Part II. (It remains
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Legends of Tomorrow Ep Talks Finale's 'Significant' Deaths, Sisterly Reunion

Legends of Tomorrow Ep Talks Finale's 'Significant' Deaths, Sisterly Reunion
The Grim Reaper is coming for The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow — and we’re not talking about last week’s casualty, Amaya.

During Tuesday’s Season 2 finale (airing at the special time of 8/7c), “we will be losing some people,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells TVLine. “There are going to be some significant deaths.”

RelatedThe CW Renews The Flash, Supernatural, Legends of Tomorrow and 4 Others

Needless to say, the show is “going to have to” add some new players in Season 3, given the loss of life. “But whereas the Season 1 [finale] was introducing a character or a group of characters from the Jsa,
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Ghosts of Futures Predicted: How Hollywood Imagined We’d Be Living Now

Author: Cai Ross

Earth’s future has always proved a playground of possibility for scriptwriters and directors. Artists are rarely content to make do within the confines of what is merely possible. Setting a movie years in the future is a way of letting their minds off the leash, while usually offering an allegorical reflection of the times in which we currently live. As one fictional time-travel expert once said, “The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.”

Snow White & The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is the latest in a long line of visual soothsayers who has made his own fate in the form of Ghost In The Shell, which offers us a metropolitan futureworld full of gymnastic augmented cybernetic agents, colossal 3D advertisements and the increasingly regular sight of Juliette Binoche in a lab-coat.

Like many futuristic sci-fi movies, Ghost In The Shell
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Filmart: Sunny Luk, Jacob Cheung, Vincent Kok films lead Sun slate

  • ScreenDaily
Production and distribution outfit reveals strong slate of titles at Hong Kong market.

Hong Kong-based Sun Entertainment Culture (Sunec) has unveiled a string of titles at Filmart, including crime suspense thriller Schemer from filmmaker Sunny Luk (who won best director at the 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards for Cold War [pictured]); the big-screen adaptation of Louis Cha’s wuxia novel The Book And The Sword from veteran director Jacob Cheung and writer James Yuen; and Chinese New Year action comedy Keep Calm And Be A Superstar by director Vincent Kok.

Also on Sun’s slate are The Neighbour, a remake of German horror The Good Neighbour that will be directed by Stanley Liu and produced by Pang Ho Cheung.

Pang is also the producer of new TV series Women Who Flirt, based on his big-screen romantic comedy of the same name and directed by TV drama director Sammy Ko, and DoP Jason Kwan’s directorial debut A Nail Clipper
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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards

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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moana’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards
Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” earned the top two sound editing awards Sunday night at the 64th Mpse Golden Reel Awards, while Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Disney’s “Moana” took musical and animation honors.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble” and “Warcraft: The Beginning” won for documentary and score.

Hacksaw Ridge” now becomes the favorite to beat “La La Land” in the Oscar battle.

TV winners included “Westworld” (for both long form and short form FX/Foley), “The Night of” “Part 1 The Beach,” “Penny Dreadful III” “Ebb Tide,” “Stranger Things,” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again,” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

The Filmmaker and Career Achievement Awards were presented to Guillermo del Toro and Harry Cohen.

64th Mpse Golden Reel Award Highlights:

Best Sound Editing In Feature Film – Dialogue / Adr

Hacksaw Ridge

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‘Divorce French Style’ (‘Papa ou maman 2’): Film Review

‘Divorce French Style’ (‘Papa ou maman 2’): Film Review
Just as statistics show that half of all marriages — or at least those in the U.S. and Western Europe — now end in divorce, there’s definitely a 50 percent chance that the sequel to a hit comedy will be worse than its predecessor. So for every 22 Jump Street, Christmas Vacation or Back to the Future Part II, there will always be The Hangover Part II, Zoolander 2 or Evan Almighty to prove that the numbers rarely if ever lie.

In Divorce French Style (Papa ou maman 2), the follow-up to the 2015 Gallic box-office smash Daddy or Mommy,...
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