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Channel Seven has unveiled its new channel, 7Flix, which promises "movies to fall in love with", "big shows that you can't get enough of" and "stories that make you feel great"!
Seven's answer to Channel Nine's successful 9Life channel, 7Flix was announced during the broadcast of Molly, the network's Samuel Johnson-starring biopic of Molly Meldrum. »
- Staff Writer
Boasting hundreds of hours of self-shot video footage, the docu presents an intimate portrait of the Roxette band and an inside look at pop life.
Roxette musician Per Gessle said he gave the director about 180 tapes. “I asked Jonas Åkerlund if he and his team could do something special with it — maybe create a movie that captured the spirit of Roxette in the early days as well as being honest, silly and fun to watch. Hey, I think they succeeded,” quipped Gessle, who formed Roxette with Marie Fredriksson back in 1986.
A high-profile Swedish director who is expert at filming the music scene, Akerlund previously helmed “On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z” which was nominated for a Grammy last year and »
- Elsa Keslassy
Black Entertainment Television founder Robert L. Johnson weighed in on the furor surrounding the lack of minority nominees in this year’s Academy Awards race, suggesting the key to better outcomes in the future is encouraging both the movie studios and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring more minorities into their ranks.
Johnson did not comment directly on director Spike Lee’s call for a boycott of the Oscar broadcast on Feb. 28. Instead the Bet founder, now chairman of Rlj Entertainment, laid out four reforms to improve diversity:
•Engage the studios to encourage the casting of more African-Americans in films with black themes. “For example, why were ‘Gladiator,’ starring Russell Crowe, or ‘Braveheart,’ starring Mel Gibson, both greenlit, but not films based on the true story of the African general Hannibal or the African chief and warrior Shaka Zulu?” Johnson asked, in a prepared statement. “If »
- James Rainey
Today is Blue Monday, a day deemed to be the most depressing of the year. We’re not exactly ecstatic about the blistering cold weather, and after New Years, January can be a bit of a drag—but it’s not quite enough to get us down. At least not when we have a plethora of films to cheer us up on this blue day.
We wrote about ten of our favourite feel-good films, but the truth is, watching movies just makes us happy in general. The best way to emerge from these Blue Monday blahs is easily to watch something funny, inspirational, and uplifting—it’ll raise your spirits not just today, but any time you’re feeling sad.
In this special Blue Monday quiz, test your knowledge on some of the films that will bring a smile to your face, and once you’re done the quiz, head »
- Adriana Floridia
The world continues to mourn the surprising loss of David Bowie, who succumbed to cancer today. But as the shock and grief begin to ebb, his mammoth achievements in music, art and film are coming to the forefront in a career that has touched generations.
While Bowie’s cinematic legacy may more obviously be felt through his bold and often bizarre acting career, his music has also served as the soundtrack to some of the greatest films of a few generations.
It would be exhaustive (nearly impossible) to catalogue The Thin White Duke’s complete contributions. However, a few select moments and films stand out. Here are the highlights.
His greatest songs seem to have taken on a cinematic life of their own. It’s hard these days to hear “China Girl” without also thinking about Drew Barrymore singing the line “Just you shut your mouth” in The Wedding Singer. »
- Shane McNeil
David Bowie in 'The Hunger' with Catherine Deneuve. David Bowie movies: Iconic singer memorable as fast-aging vampire in 'The Hunger,' Nikola Tesla in 'The Prestige' Singer and sometime actor David Bowie, one of the iconic figures of the English-language music scene of the second half of the 20th century, died of cancer yesterday, Jan. 10, '16. Bowie (born David Robert Jones in the London suburb of Brixton) had turned 69 on Jan. 8. His son, filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon), has confirmed Bowie's death on Twitter. Bowie was seen in only a couple of dozen movies during his four-decade show business career. Among his most memorable film roles were those in the titles listed below. The Man Who Fell to Earth Directed by Nicolas Roeg (Walkabout, Don't Look Now) from a screenplay by Paul Mayersberg (based on a novel by Walter Tevis), The Man Who Fell to Earth »
- Andre Soares
Well, we’ve finally reached the summit: the 10 most definitive romantic comedies of all time. Unlike the other sections of this list, there is not a movie here that approaches “bad.” As always, some are better than others, despite the order. But one thing is for sure: if you plan to have a rom-com binge-a-thon soon, this is where you start, no questions asked. In fact, after reading this, you should go do that and report back.
courtesy of reverseshot.com 10. Some Like It Hot (1959)
What’s funnier than men dressing in drag? Depends on who you ask. It’s Billy Wilder again with a fictional story of two musicians – Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) – who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago and leave town. But, since the mob has ties everywhere, they need to disguise themselves as best they can: as women in an »
- Joshua Gaul
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