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The Pirates of Blood River

Can a pirate be a substitute monster? Hammer Films gives yet another genre a spin with this box-office winner that launched a sideline in costume adventures. The Hammer crew makes it work: Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, Marie Devereaux, Michael Ripper, Oliver Reed and Andrew Keir, plus yank assistance from Kerwin Mathews and Glenn Corbett.

The Pirates of Blood River

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1962 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date October 17, 2017 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Kerwin Mathews, Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, Glenn Corbett, Marla Landi, Michael Ripper, Peter Arne, Oliver Reed, Marie Devereux.

Cinematography: Arthur Grant

Production Design: Bernard Robinson

Art Direction: Don Mingaye

Film Editor: Eric Boyd-Perkins

Original Music: Gary Hughes

Written by John Hunter, John Gilling, Jimmy Sangster

Produced by Michael Carreras, Anthony Nelson-Keys

Directed by John Gilling

Hammer Films didn’t start out as a horror studio, but after their big Technicolor successes in 1957-
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17 Little-Known Facts About Michael Bublé's Unconventional Road to Stardom

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17 Little-Known Facts About Michael Bublé's Unconventional Road to Stardom
Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur It's hard not to love Michael Bublé. On top of having a voice that melts your mom's heart into a puddle and a family so cute it hurts, the 41-year-old "I Believe You" singer is a very interesting guy. Ever since Michael, who recently confirmed that his son Noah beat cancer, scammed his way into a music competition at the age of 17, his life and career have been full of truly fascinating tidbits. Whether you're a card-carrying member of the Bublé fan club, or you only know him from his "Baby, It's Cold Outside" cover, check out the coolest, most surprising facts about him below. Related:Take a Moment to Marvel at Michael Bublé's Supercute Family He was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada, but he's also an Italian citizen. In 2005, Michael became a naturalized Italian citizen because of his grandfather, Demetrio Santanga, who
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Connie Francis on Surviving Rape and Losing the Love of Her Life: ‘After All These Years, I Still Love to Sing’

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Connie Francis on Surviving Rape and Losing the Love of Her Life: ‘After All These Years, I Still Love to Sing’
Her breezy pop hits and beach party movies made Connie Francis one of the biggest stars of the ’50s and early ’60s, but her life has been far from sunny.

After a successful singing career with mega-hits like “Who’s Sorry Now,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” and “Stupid Cupid,” plus a starring role in the 1960 spring break classic Where the Boys Are, the chanteuse suffered hardship and heartbreak in the decades to come—including rape, murder, and the death of her true love.

But all that was behind her on Wednesday night as she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from
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Dodd Darin, Son Of Bobby Darin & Sandra Dee, Revamps Estate To Hatch Biographical TV Series

In a move he hopes will lead to the development of an episodic series about the lives of his parents — iconic “Mack The Knife” singer Bobby Darin and actress Sandra Dee — Dodd Darin has reorganized the management team running the business and creative affairs of the Darin and Dee estates. This comes on the 60th anniversary of the launch of Darin’s career in music, and follows the regional success of the stage show Dream Lover, The Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney…
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The America's Got Talent Season 11 Winner Is…

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The America's Got Talent Season 11 Winner Is…
It's Fall TV premiere week, which means it's time to say goodbye to one of summer's biggest shows: America's Got Talent, which crowned its eleventh winner. In yesterday's final performance show, we saw killer renditions of popular songs, some incredible magic acts, some gravity-defying contortionism, some juggling, some miming and one amazing original tune. But only one person can win the $1 million grand prize. Who was it? Left in the competition were singer Sal Valentinetti (who sang Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife"), contortionist Sofie Dossi, group Linkin' Bridge (who sang Charlie Puth's "See You Again"), opera singer Laura Bretan (who sang Puccini), mentalists The...
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Beyond the Movies: Top Six Cineplex Events in September

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Beyond the Movies: Top Six Cineplex Events in SeptemberBeyond the Movies: Top Six Cineplex Events in SeptemberJenny Bullough9/7/2016 12:10:00 Pm

From Spock to Shakespeare, Michael Buble to The Beatles, there’s a lot going on in Cineplex Events this month! Here are our top picks for what’s onscreen in September besides movies.

For the Love of Spock – Sept. 9

A one-of-a-kind documentary sure to unite trekkies worldwide, For the Love of Spock tells the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, for nearly fifty years. Through interviews with his family, friends, and co-stars, get to know the real Leonard Nimoy beyond the famous ears. Featuring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Jj Abrams, William Shatner, and Nimoy himself.

Check out the trailer below and click here for tickets and showtimes:

Field of Dreams (Classic Film Series) – Sept.
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‘Piano Man,’ ‘I Will Survive’ Make Library of Congress National Recording Registry

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‘Piano Man,’ ‘I Will Survive’ Make Library of Congress National Recording Registry
The 2015 inductees into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry are as eclectic as they are decade-spanning. Among the more famous songs are Billy Joel‘s “Piano Man,” two recordings of “Mack the Knife,” the Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go,” and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” George Carlin‘s comedy classic “Class Clown” also made it in, as did Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” The original soundtrack from “A Streetcar Named Desire” joins them, along with fourth-quarter radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlin’s 100-point NBA game. Also Read: Music Makes More Money From Streaming Than Downloads for First Time in Us “These recordings,
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Episode 159 – G.W. Pabst’s The Threepenny Opera

This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Ryan Gallagher to discuss G.W. Pabst’s 1931 film The Threepenny Opera.

About the film:

The sly melodies of composer Kurt Weill and the daring of dramatist Bertolt Brecht come together on-screen under the direction of German auteur G. W. Pabst (Pandora’s Box) in this classic adaptation of the Weimar-era theatrical sensation. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The Threepenny Opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With its palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill’s irresistible score, The Threepenny Opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema. It is presented here in both its celebrated German and rare French versions.

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Jack Pack bring forward their debut album after their Britain's Got Talent performance

Jack Pack have brought forward the release of their self-titled debut album.

Jack Pack was due to hit stores in September but following the band's performance of 'Light My Fire' on last night's Britain's Got Talent semi-final it will now be released on June 29 via Syco Music.

"We have had an incredible reaction since last night's performance by the band," a Syco spokesperson said.

"So bringing forward the release was the only sensible option."

Jack Pack are Alfie Palmer, Andrew Bourn, Martin McCafferty and Sean Ryder Wolf. The foursome finished in fourth place on last year's Britain's Got Talent.

The album includes reworkings of tracks including Screamin' Jay Hawkins's 'I Put a Spell on You' and Frank Sinatra's 'My Way'.

It also features previously-unrecorded Randy Newman song 'Forever' and two other originals.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. 'Light My Fire'

2. 'Forever'

3. 'I Put a Spell
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Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94

Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94
Elizabeth Wilson, a character actress who appeared in films including “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” but also had a long career on the stage, died on Saturday in New Haven, Conn.. She was 94.

In a career that spanned almost seven decades, she won a Tony in 1972 for her portrayal of a Vietnam veteran’s emotionally scarred mother in David Rabe’s antiwar drama “Sticks and Bones.” She won Obie Awards for performances in “Taken in Marriage” in 1979 and “Anteroom” in 1986.

She was nominated for an Emmy for the based-on-a-true-story miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder” (1987) in which she played the wealthy but helpless mother of a woman (Lee Remick) who’s plotting to kill her father.

Her best-known film performance was in the 1980 hit “9 to 5,” in which she played Roz, the office snitch and the nemesis of the workers played by Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Wilson specialized in
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Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94

Elizabeth Wilson, Actress on Stage and Screen, Dies at 94
Elizabeth Wilson, a character actress who appeared in films including “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” but also had a long career on the stage, died on Saturday in New Haven, Conn.. She was 94.

In a career that spanned almost seven decades, she won a Tony in 1972 for her portrayal of a Vietnam veteran’s emotionally scarred mother in David Rabe’s antiwar drama “Sticks and Bones.” She won Obie Awards for performances in “Taken in Marriage” in 1979 and “Anteroom” in 1986.

She was nominated for an Emmy for the based-on-a-true-story miniseries “Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder” (1987) in which she played the wealthy but helpless mother of a woman (Lee Remick) who’s plotting to kill her father.

Her best-known film performance was in the 1980 hit “9 to 5,” in which she played Roz, the office snitch and the nemesis of the workers played by Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.

Wilson specialized in
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Strictly Come Dancing: The full song and dance list for Week Nine

After the spectacle of Blackpool Week, it's time for the remaining eight dancers to head back to the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor, with another couple set to leave this weekend.

With little more than half of them remaining, it's never been more important for the celebrities to impress on Saturday night. So read on to find out what your favourite celeb will be dancing - and what song they'll be doing it to...

Caroline Flack & Pasha Kovalev

Dance: American Smooth

Song: 'Mack the Knife' - Robbie Williams

Frankie Bridge & Kevin Clifton

Dance: Viennese Waltz

Song: 'What's New Pussycat?' - Tom Jones

Jake Wood & Janette Manrara

Dance: Samba

Song: 'Macarena' - Los Del Rio

Mark Wright & Karen Hauer

Dance: Tango

Song: 'Love Runs Out' - OneRepublic

Pixie Lott & Trent Whiddon

Dance: Charleston

Song: 'Sparkling Diamonds' - Moulin Rouge

Simon Webbe & Kristina Rihanoff

Dance: Salsa

Song: 'Let's Hear
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X Factor Big Band Week review: Shall we all start voting for Stevi?

Bob Geldof shuffled onto the X Factor stage last night and apologised to the "X Factor nation" for something on the ITV singing competition that was "harrowing and not suited to an entertainment show".

It turned out that he was referring to footage of Ebola victims ahead of the Band Aid 30 premiere, rather than Saturday night's Big Band Week, but you probably understand our confusion.

Does anyone other than Simon Cowell actually enjoy Big Band Week? In the early days of X Factor, making the acts wheel out some corny Rat Pack covers actually felt worthwhile as it was the only sort of record that most of them would ever get to make. A Mother's Day record of sub-Bublé covers.

However, somewhere around series 3 or 4 when the show tried to gain an air of musical credibility, the Big Band theme has felt like an awkward sibling. A throwback to the years of Brookstein,
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The X Factor 2014: week six live blog as it happened

Big Band Night, Band Aid and the biggest shock of the year so far. Stuart Heritage was there for each and every incredible scene.

8.58pm GMT

And there we have it. Jay is gone and we’re now officially into X Factor’s final month. The end is in sight! I’m still probably going to run out of sausage jokes in about a fortnight, but we can probably do this!

The important thing is that you don’t forget to join me back here next Saturday at 8pm for next week’s liveblog. Not for any big reason, just that I’m vain and needy, and also your comments make me laugh. As you’re probably sick of hearing, I’m on Twitter at @StuHeritage. That is all. Incredible Scenes.

8.58pm GMT

Plus, no more Skype jokes. I worry that Jay’s going to go and become the next Steve Brookstein,
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The X Factor: What did the judges say about Big Band Week?

Week Six saw The X Factor contestants pay tribute to Big Band music with an eclectic group of performances.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (November 15) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Andrea Faustini: 'Summertime' by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward

Cheryl: "You absolutely brought that to life. One word. Amazeballs."

Simon: "It lacked that gritty passion which you need with that song. I thought it was going to go somewhere and it didn't. And you're pulling these terrible faces, like you're in pain."

2. Lauren Platt: 'Smile' by Nat King Cole

Louis: "It's just so effortless like you're born to do this. You're always note-perfect."

Mel B: "You look absolutely stunning. Your technique vocally is flawless.
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The X Factor: Big Band Week as it happened - Live blog

It's Big Band Week on The X Factor - and there's been drama before tonight's sing-a-thon even got underway!

Join us from 8.15pm for this year's big, brassy extravaganza, with jazz classics, reworked pop hits and some interesting medleys.

21:49Tomorrow night, Olly, Scherzy and Geldy - well, the world exclusive premiere of (a rough cut of) 'Band Aid 30' - see you then, you brave, persevering lot!

21:47Cheryl wanted to give Fleur "props" - though presumably only if it doesn't take away any of her own performance budget?

21:45So who was your favourite act tonight? And who was the weakest singer? Were you entertained by the Judges' banter or do they need to get their act together?

21:44Simon echoes our own wise words - Fleur's "fantastic" performances are on a par with the Sunday night guest performers. He believes she can win - and so do we!
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'Threepenny Opera' Producer Stanley Chase Dies at 87

'Threepenny Opera' Producer Stanley Chase Dies at 87
Stanley Chase, who produced the legendary 1950s off-Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera that featured the enduring hit song “Mack the Knife,” has died. He was 87. Chase died Tuesday at a nursing home in Santa Monica, his wife Dorothy told the Los Angeles Times. Chase also produced such films as The Hell With Heroes (1968) and Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970), both directed by Joseph Sargent (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three), as well as Mack the Knife, a 1989 feature version of Threepenny Opera that was helmed by Menahem Golan and starred Raul Julia and Richard Harris.

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‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Howard Harris, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Ruth Sundell, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Rio Kanno, Yukito Nishii, Ken’ichi Takitô, Daniel Genalo, Noriko Nakagoshi, Erina Mizuno, Fujiko Kojima, Kento Hayashi | Written and Directed by Takashi Miike

I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let you. That movie was my introduction into the twisted world of the director, and this is the reason he has quickly become one of my favourites. From horror to gangsters, historical and even school movies like Crows Zero he shows a flexibility and an ability to bring fun to his work, while also masterfully handling the extremes. Lesson of Evil is a movie that risks coming across as boring especially in the first half when it is setting the scene for the violence to come. Whether you find it dull or the characters interest you,
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Menachem Golan, Who Headed Cannon Films, Dies at 85

Menachem Golan, the colorful, free-spending Israeli-born producer and director whose Cannon Films yielded hundreds of productions starring the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris before going bust, died Friday in Israel, according to Haaretz. He was 85.

Golan, whose first name is sometimes spelled Menahem, was famous for his overblown pronouncements and business plans, and partnered for many years with his cousin, Yoram Globus. The duo started their U.S. career making fast-paced action exploitation titles starring the likes of Norris and Charles Bronson. Then, in the ’80s, Golan and Globus headed the ill-fated public company Cannon Entertainment, which began spending more on films such as “A Cry in the Dark,” “Cobra,” “Sahara” (1983), “Over the Top” and “Bolero” with such actors as Stallone, Brooke Shields and Bo Derek.

For a decade Golan dominated the market portion of the Cannes Film Festival, booking hundreds of pages a day in trade papers
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Beyond the Sea

Kevin Spacey directs and stars as multi-talented 1950s singer Bobby Darin in this ambitious life and times biopic. A labour of love for Spacey, it's an eye-catching chronicle that takes in Darin's lifelong health problems, his marriage to fellow performer Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), and of course his music, including his greatest hits Splish Splash, Mack The Knife and the song of the title.
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