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Music Industry Titans Toast Clive Davis at ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ Doc’s Los Angeles Premiere

Music Industry Titans Toast Clive Davis at ‘Soundtrack of Our Lives’ Doc’s Los Angeles Premiere
Not much music business got done in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Sept. 26) because a large portion of the industry was out for the evening, toasting hitmaker Clive Davis and the west coast premiere of his feature-length documentary, “The Soundtrack of Our Lives.”

The film first screened at Tribeca in April, where it received a star-studded reception. The West Hollywood screening, hosted by Apple Music, also saw heavy hitters in attendance, including Jimmy Iovine, Larry Jackson, Robert Kondrk, and Scott Seviour from Apple; Attorneys Don Passman, Eric Greenspan and the Davis Firm’s Jodie Shihadeh; Wme’s Richard Weitz and Leisl Copeland; Warner Music Group’s Peter Gray; former Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid with wife Erica; Touch Tunes chief executive Charles Goldstuck; as well as artists like DJ Khaled, Carlos Santana, Earth Wind & Fire, Leona Lewis, Melissa Manchester, and Johnny Mathis. Mediums like visual art (Mr. Brainwash walked the carpet proudly sporting purple paint splatter in
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10 Times Skeet Ulrich Mesmerized You With His Creepily Sexy Smirk

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10 Times Skeet Ulrich Mesmerized You With His Creepily Sexy Smirk
You may know Skeet Ulrich as Fp Jones from Riverdale, but the 47-year-old actor has actually been steaming up the silver screen since the '90s. Yep, in case you can't recall (or weren't born yet), Skeet played Chris Hooker in The Craft, Billy Loomis in Scream, and Juvenal in Touch. While Skeet has undergone a series of transformations throughout the years, the one thing that's remained the same is his killer good looks. We don't know if it's his rugged scruff or his creepily sexy smirk, but there's something about him that is just so irresistible. RelatedWhy Fp and Alice Are the Og Jughead and Betty on Riverdale
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Beau Travail,’ Lubitsch, Varda, Spielberg Summer & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The Marlene Dietrich retrospective continues, while a series of contemporary French classics begins running.

Miracle Mile and The Spirit of the Beehive also screen.

Film Forum

One of the greatest filmmakers, comedy or otherwise, is put center stage in “The Lubitsch Touch.”

Léon Morin, Priest continues playing, while The Bad News Bears screens on Sunday.
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Weekly Rushes. 20 April 2016

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Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSOf course, the biggest news in the film world over the last week has been the repeated announcements of the films included in the various festivals in Cannes this May, from the Official Selection (films by Almodóvar, Maren Ade, the Dardennes, Paul Verhoeven, and Sean Penn) and the Directors' Fortnight (Paul Schrader, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Marco Bellocchio), to Critics' Week (Oliver Laxe and Chloë Sevigny) and the increasingly higher profile Acid (including Damien Manivel's follow-up to A Young Poet, which is currently playing exclusively on Mubi in the Us).Speaking of festivals, many South Korean filmmakers will be boycotting the major Asian festival of Busan, due to interference with the organization from the city government.On a lighter note, the Loch Ness Monster has been found! Actually, no: that's no monster,
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'Lip Sync Battle': Watch Josh Gad and Johnny Galecki Make Out (as Donald Trump)

Look at LL Cool J's reaction -- it's huuuuuge!

This Thursday, January 28, "Frozen" star Josh Gad is taking on "The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco on Spike's "Lip Sync Battle." Spike just posted a couple of teasers for the showdown, including Josh as Donald Trump, performing The Divinyls' "I Touch Myself."

The clip takes a random turn at the end when Kaley's Tbbt co-star Johnny Galecki shows up, also wearing a Trump wig, and makes out with Gad's Trump. As one fan put it in the YouTube comments, "Oh my gosh I just saw Leonard make out with Olaf..." Yep, while dressed as Trump! Things you don't see every day.

Kaley laughs, but LL clearly wishes he could unsee it. Megyn Kelly should put that one on repeat.

Here's a preview of Kaley getting dirty to Ludacris's "Move Bitch":

Watch the full battles play out on Thursday.
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Watch Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Perform 'History of Rap 6'

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Perform 'History of Rap 6'
Justin Timberlake visited his buddy Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show Wednesday night, which usually means one thing: A new installment in their beloved, Roots-assisted "History of Rap" megamix. The pair wasted no time as the show opened with Timberlake and Fallon singing Jay Z and R. Kelly's "Fiesta" to kick off the dance party.

"History of Rap" spans over 30 years of hip-hop, from LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells" and Whodini's "Friends" to Fetty Wap's "My Way" and Drake's "Know Yourself." Along the way, Timberlake and
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'History of Rap 6': Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Reunite on Tonight Show

'History of Rap 6': Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Reunite on Tonight Show
Back-to-school time isn’t just for the kiddos anymore. Justin Timberlake made a triumphant return to The Tonight Show on Wednesday, and with a little help from his old pal Jimmy Fallon, the former *Nsync-er gave us all a history lesson… in rap.

RelatedFall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 43 Returning Favorites!

Timberlake and Fallon performed another classic “History of Rap” medley, their sixth overall, consisting of 23 jams from Public Enemy to Fetty Wap.

To save you the trouble of pausing and Googling — because, honestly, who has time for that? — here’s a rundown of the songs performed in
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Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Debut ‘History of Rap 6’

Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Debut ‘History of Rap 6’
Justin Timberlake paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday, and the two wasted no time breaking into the sixth installment of “History of Rap” — complete with a tribute to Nwa’s “Straight Outta Compton,” which Fallon attributed to the success of the hip-hop group’s biopic, which has been a surprise smash for Universal at the box office this summer.

Jimmy, we’ve been through this before — you are not Straight Outta Compton, you are Straight Outta Upstate New York,” Timberlake gently told his companion.

Earlier in the day, the duo flexed their musical muscles in a different way when they were spotted dancing to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” in the stands at the U.S. Open during Roger Federer’s quarterfinals match with Richard Gasquet.

Here's Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake dancing in the stands to Beyonce on the arena screen pic.twitter.com/c
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Nyff ’15: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ among main slate schedule

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks, will make its World Premiere at the 53rd New York International Film Festival, running from September 25 to October 11. The film was one of 26 announced as part of the festival’s main slate, along with one of four World Premieres.

Some of the main slate highlights include Todd Haynes’s Carol, featuring Cannes Best Actress Winner Rooney Mara alongside Cate Blanchett, Miguel Gomes’s three part saga Arabian Nights, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, the Us premiere of Michael Moore’s latest Where to Invade Next, Michel Gondry’s French film Microbe et Gasoil, and the World Premiere of the documentary Don’t Blink: Robert Frank, about the life of the fames photographer and filmmaker.

Previously announced films include the World Premiere of The Walk, Robert Zemeckis’s Philippe Petit biopic serving as the opening night film, the World Premiere of
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The Rock Sings “Shake It Off” Better Than Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Takes Us to Church on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

The first episode of Lip Sync Battle, the spin-off series based on Jimmy Fallon‘s hilarious Tonight Show segment, featured the Tonight Show host facing off against Furious 7 star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who declared their match as “the lip sync battle of all lip sync battles.” Accompanied by host of everything LL Cool J and color commentator/time filler Chrissy Teigen, each competing star “performs” two songs and the audience decides on the victor, who receives the coveted championship belt.

Johnson came out swinging (which, if you’ve seen his biceps, is nothing to mess with) by performing Taylor “Tay Tay” Swift‘s “Shake It Off.” While the superstar nailed a couple of things, including the giggle at the beginning of the tune, he missed a few cues. Still, he gets bonus points for adding a little bit of edge by flipping Fallon the bird and for making
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The Rock Sings “Shake It Off” Better Than Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Takes Us to Church on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

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The first episode of Lip Sync Battle, the spin-off series based on Jimmy Fallon‘s hilarious Tonight Show segment, featured the Tonight Show host facing off against Furious 7 star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who declared their match as “the lip sync battle of all lip sync battles.” Accompanied by host of everything LL Cool J and color commentator/time filler Chrissy Teigen, each competing star “performs” two songs and the audience decides on the victor, who receives the coveted championship belt.

Johnson came out swinging (which, if you’ve seen his biceps, is nothing to mess with) by performing Taylor “Tay Tay” Swift‘s “Shake It Off.” While the superstar nailed a couple of things, including the giggle at the beginning of the tune, he missed a few cues. Still, he gets bonus points for adding a little bit of edge by flipping Fallon the bird and for making
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Jon M. Chu to Direct 1990s Dance Movie Can’T Touch This

Jon M. Chu, the director of the Step Up films and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, is set to develop a new movie project called Can’t Touch This. As most of you know, that is the name of a popular song written by M.C. Hammer. The film is a high school dance comedy that will be set in the 1990s. Having grown up as a teenager in the '90s, the thought of a dance movie called Can’t Touch This made me laugh. I’m glad to hear that it’s going to be a comedy because hard to imagine a movie with a title like that could be taken seriously, unless they tackle it like films such as Dazed and Confused or American Graffiti. Those both had a good balance of drama and comedy.

Chu is definitely the best man for the job. This seems to fit in with
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8 of the greatest big-screen devils: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Liz Hurley

8 of the greatest big-screen devils: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Liz Hurley
With Daniel Radcliffe now sporting a pair of horns at screens worldwide, we decided to pit a few other big-screen Beelzebubs against one another in head-to-head combat.

The only rules? No kids (see you, Rosemary's Baby), animals (laters, Devil Dog: Hound Of Hell) or metaphorical stand-ins (ciao, Keyser Söze). Let the Luci-face off commence...

The Heavyweights

Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) in Angel Heart (1987)

An espresso-sipping, egg-peeling businessman with a luxuriant mullet – well, it was the 1980s – Louis Cyphre (De Niro) casts a quietly seething shadow across Alan Parker's dank New Orleans noir. Despite his "dimestore joke" name ("Mephistopheles is such a mouthful in Manhattan," he tells Mickey Rourke's fall-guy Pi) and lethal talons, there's a subtlety to De Niro's El Diablo that means he only needs to raise an eyebrow to convey an eternity of egg-bound malevolence.

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John Milton (Al Pacino) in The Devil's Advocate (1997)

More Gordon Gecko than genuine fiend,
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'Psych' - 'A Touch of Sweevil' GIFs: Mira Sorvino joins the Sbpd

With Chief Vick and Juliet off in San Francisco, new Sbpd Chief Lassiter needs a new head detective. In "Psych's" "A Touch of Sweevil," he finds that person in Betsy Brannigan (guest star Mira Sorvino), who he discovers is a Lassie clone, after first trying to get rid of her by having Gus and Shawn pull out all the crazy stops with their psychic shenanigans.

It's a fun episode, particularly with Yvette Nicole Brown and Tom Arnold rounding out the guest-star list as fellow paranormal consultants.  It also kind of makes us wish Lassie and Brannigan were getting a "Psych" spinoff -- especially since her sidearms are named "Belle Star" and "Beatrix Kiddo."

Best Lines:

Shawn: "If he wants to turn a blind eye to my skill set for four years running, then he can eat a hot, steaming bowl of suck-it soup."

Gus: "Is there a green room, Randall?
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'Psych': Final 5 episodes spoilers, plus a fun Olympics promo from Dule Hill and James Roday

Check out this fun "Psych" promo, airing exclusively at Zap2it now and set to begin running next week on USA. Everyone's favorite psychic detectives are on hiatus during the 2014 Winter Olympics but return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 26, when the show starts its run towards the series finale.

We can tease a few things for you when the show returns:

In "1967: A Psych Odyssey," look for some really fun flashbacks to a case from the titular year that feature all your favorite Sbpd faces as characters from the past. Our particular favorite is Gus as "cocoa crooner" Miles Velour. He's the smoothest."1967" also puts some major changes in motion for the "Psych" gang. There's a scene near the end that will get your waterworks going, so have some tissues handy."Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up" is back to light-hearted hijinks involving the local food truck scene.
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Scott Foundas’ Top 10 Films of 2013

Scott Foundas’ Top 10 Films of 2013
Small-time dreamers and big-time schemers were everywhere at the movies this year — so much so that by the time David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” arrived, its title seemed to encapsulate the very spirit of the times. Everywhere you turned in 2013, someone was trying to get rich quick or master the art of the con, from the juvenile delinquents of “Spring Breakers” and “The Bling Ring” to the pumped-up thugs of “Pain & Gain,” the coked-up traders of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the desiccated drug-runners of “The Counselor,” and the small-town pariahs cozying up to the quixotic sweepstakes “winner” of “Nebraska.” In no case did an actual pot of gold await at the end of the rainbow, though given the number of these films that had their basis in reality, the message was clear that bad behavior is not without its potential dividends.

At the same time, “American Hustle” could
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Abu Dhabi Film Fest Bows in Style With ‘Life of Crime’

Abu Dhabi Film Fest Bows in Style With ‘Life of Crime’
The 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicked off Thursday with U.S. helmer Daniel Schechter’s “Life of Crime” getting a star-studded Middle East launch while also testifying to the cinematic ties between Hollywood, India, Abu Dhabi and, by extension, East and West.

Forest Whitaker, being honored this year, strutted down the truly regal Emirates Palace red carpet, upping the glam quotient along with lots of Arab talent including Tunisian actress Hend Sabri (“The Yacoubian Building”); Jordanian multihyphenate Eyad Nassar; Syrian actress Kinda Aloush; and Palestinian actress Manal Khader (“Divine Intervention”).

After Whitaker chanted briefly in Arabic upon receiving his Black Pearl Career Achievement award, Schechter and “Crime” actor Mark Boone took the stage with producer Ashok Amritraj and Michael Garin, topper of Abu Dhabi-based Image Nation which co-produced the Elmore Leonard adaptation.

Amritraj will be holding a masterclass about his inspirational career path from his roots in Chennai, India,
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Abu Dhabi Fest To Open With ‘Life of Crime’

Abu Dhabi Fest To Open With ‘Life of Crime’
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival has unveiled its lineup featuring a wide range of works from emerging and established Arab filmmakers, comprising nine world preems from the Middle East unspooling alongside selected entries from the cream of this year’s international fest circuit crop.

Fest will open with a gala screening of U.S. helmer Daniel Schechter’s Elmore Leonard adaptation “Life of Crime,” getting its Mid-East preem after bowing in Toronto.

Abu Dhabi’s seventh edition — the second headed headed by Ali Al Jabri — will also fete Palestinian multi hyphenate Hiam Abbas with its Black Pearl Career Achievement Award.

Abbas, who starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” Thomas McCarthy’s “The Visitor,” and Eran Riklis’ “Lemon Tree,” among other films, made her directorial debut in 2012 with Palestinian frontier zone family saga “Inheritance.” The latest pic in which she stars is Ghazi Albuliwi’s “Peace After Marriage,” which will world
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Elmore Leonard obituary

Crime writer known for Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Hombre whose work served as a barometer of modern America

When Elmore Leonard's Stick was published in Britain in 1984, one newspaper called it "a fine first novel". At almost 60, the author would have been amused at such an accolade; it was, in fact, his 21st novel, and Leonard, who has died aged 87, had been selling his fiction regularly, occasionally to Hollywood. But the genres in which he chose to work often failed to attract serious critical attention: westerns first, then crime novels set in the contemporary urban hinterlands.

Westerns as a literary genre still lack respectability, but the craft and energy of Leonard's crime novels, which include Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Labrava, eventually made them impossible to ignore. Still, recognition came late: only in 1992 did the Mystery Writers of America grant him its highest accolade, the Grand Master Edgar.
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News: Iconic Author Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away at 87

Chicago – Elmore Leonard was so much a part of the entertainment landscape that many people don’t even realize the extent of his influence and reach on, of course, literature, but also film and television. The same man created the characters you love in “3:10 to Yuma,” “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight,” and “Justified.”

He passed away from a stroke this morning, as revealed on his Facebook page. He was 87 and, according to the post, surrounded by those he loved.

Born in New Orleans, Leonard would forever be identified with Detroit, the city that became his home in 1934. His first story was published in 1951 and he began his career with a focus on Westerns. He published dozens of short stories in the ’50s, two of which were turned into hit films of the day, “The Tall T” and “3:10 to Yuma”. Over the years, 26 novels or short stories were turned into films or television programs,
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