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Peaky Blinders series 4 episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Nov 15, 2017

Peaky Blinders has a triumphant return, with as much swagger, glamour and excitement as ever. Spoilers ahead in our review…

This review contains spoilers.

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The sensational twist at the end of Peaky Blinders’ last series left writer Steven Knight with a problem: having blasted them apart, how could he reunite the Shelby family? After six months inside and a noose around each of their necks—all part of the boss’ plan to shake them loose of the Economic League’s grip—would Arthur, John, Polly and Michael ever forgive Tommy?

They don’t need to forgive him to get back together, is Knight’s simple and smart answer. An unprecedented threat is what’s required to make the Shelby-Grays reunite. Enter: the New York mafia. In retaliation for the murder of Vicente Changretta last series, son Luca (Adrian Brody
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Seth Rogen On James Franco: He ‘Helped Me Be Happier With My Work’

Seth Rogen On James Franco: He ‘Helped Me Be Happier With My Work’
James Franco is one of the six names in entertainment being celebrated at the inaugural IndieWire Honors on Nov. 2. His vision as a filmmaker and actor is showcased in “The Disaster Artist” as well as HBO’s “The Deuce,” and he’s receiving the Vanguard Award for film. Seth Rogen, who produced “The Disaster Artist” and has been friends with Franco for years, shares his thoughts here on collaborating with his actor friend:

So, before I start this story, I just wanna say that, first, I get that it kind of has an element of me, like, explaining that I thought of a funny joke. So I get that. I’m not, like, oblivious to that. But it’s mostly a story about how great Franco is and what he taught me and all that, so just hang tight.

We were filming “Pineapple Express” in 2007. I had first met James
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New Official Main Trailer Released For The Live-Action Adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist

Warner Bros. has released a new official main trailer for the live-action adaptation of the hit anime Fullmetal Alchemist. The trailer features a good amount of cool new footage and has an English translation so you actually know what's being said.

The movie actually looks like a lot of fun. After a good amount of footage was screened at Anime Expo 2017, a lot of fans of the anime were saying they loved what they saw and the that film is actually going to be really good! Here are some of those reactions:

I saw footage for the Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie, and it looks amazing!

Kenny Lam (@KennyLam89) July 3, 2017

Panel showed few clips from #FullMetalAlchemist film, and I am very impressed. 3d Alphonse looks great and everyone looks the part #AX2017

— Plastic Ronins (@Plasticronins) July 3, 2017

Im Cryingggggg They Basically Almost Played The Key Parts In The Fma Live Action
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Paul Kaye interview: Dennis Pennis, Game Of Thrones, Zapped

Louisa Mellor Oct 19, 2017

We chatted to actor Paul Kaye about playing wizards, the musical Matilda, and his move from celebrity satire to serious drama…

Main image credit: Jordan Katz-Kaye

“Bitterness, really” is Paul Kaye’s explanation of what drove his satirical red-carpet interviewer Dennis Pennis in the nineties. “I’d hit thirty, I’d sort of failed as a musician, I’d failed as an artist I felt at the time.” Ambushing Hollywood’s elite in the persona of a brash, punk nuisance wasn’t Kaye’s first choice for stardom, he admits. “It wasn’t how I expected to forge a career. Of all the things I thought I’d end up doing, it wasn’t that.”

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Trained in theatre design, in his twenties Kaye worked as an illustrator
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Look Back at Madonna, Britney Spears and More Superstars' First Times on the Vma Stage

Look Back at Madonna, Britney Spears and More Superstars' First Times on the Vma Stage
With enough talent and gumption, performers can cement their icon statuses at the MTV Video Music Awards.

These singers-turned-legends blew expectations away on their very first tries at conquering the awards ceremony stage, where fans expect them to be everything but boring.

1984: Madonna

Madonna‘s now-iconic “Like a Virgin” performance stole the show at the first-ever MTV VMAs in 1984.

1992: Nirvana

After the network banned them from performing “Rape Me,” the band began their first and only performance at the awards by teasing a few chords of the song. The antics continued at the end of the performance of
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Conservative Group, Filmmakers at Odds Over Movie Ratings in France

Conservative Group, Filmmakers at Odds Over Movie Ratings in France
For decades, France has given the world iconic films that deal frankly with sexual themes: “And God Created Woman,” “Belle de Jour,” “Betty Blue” and “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” But as in more puritanical nations, like the U.S., France is seeing the rise of socially conservative groups that are challenging the country’s traditionally permissive view on sex in movies, leading to an uproar in the film community while the government explores revamping its film ratings system.

Activist group Promouvoir, led by Andre Bonnet, who is affiliated with far-right politicians, has clashed repeatedly with France’s classification board, a government body regulated by the National Film Board (Cnc). The board comprises guild representatives, parents, psychologists and various organizations dedicated to protecting families and children. It recommends certificates for films in four categories: all audiences; -12, which prohibits a film to viewers under 12 years of age; -16; and -
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Love review – one for hardcore fans only

Gaspar Noé’s bid to shock us into submission with 3D sex is let down by two-dimensional performances

“I want to film that which cinema has rarely allowed itself, either for commercial or legal reasons,” says Gaspar Noé, writer/director of cause celebre Cannes favourites Seul Contre Tous, Irréversible and Enter the Void. For his fourth feature, Noé sets out “to film the organic dimension of being in love”, free from “the ridiculous division that dictates no normal film can contain overly erotic scenes”. Thus we have a Last Tango in Paris-tinged tale of amour fou in which a disconsolate young American in Paris drifts from the responsibilities of fatherhood back into memories of lost love, Noé taking us on a lurid three-way tour of appendages and orifices, physical and psychological.

This of course is nothing new. Since the post-Deep Throat days of Nagisa Oshima’s Ai No Corrida
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French Guilds Back Gaspar Noe’s ‘Love’ in Light of Rising Far-Right Pressures

French Guilds Back Gaspar Noe’s ‘Love’ in Light of Rising Far-Right Pressures
Paris — French film guilds have rallied to support Gaspar Noe’s “Love,” the Cannes-preeming pic that is on the radar of Gaul’s minister of culture and communication Fleur Pellerin. The minister has asked the classification commission to reconsider its rating of “under-16 with warning,” aiming to secure for the film an under-18 rating (equivalent to Nc-17). The measure would seriously damage the movie’s commercial prospects, limiting its theatrical release and television life.

The French movie community fears Pellerin is caving in to pressures from Promouvoir, an organization led by Andre Bonnet, a former leader of Bruno Megret’s far-right party, the National Republican Movement, which recently engineered the cancellation of “Saw 3D’s” exhibition visa in France, following a five-year legal battle. Promouvoir also managed to get “Saw 3D’s” rating upped to under-18 (from the previous under-16) by the French Council of State.

As the far-right National
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Remembering Kurt Cobain: 5 Iconic Nirvana Performances – From ‘Teen Spirit’ to ‘Unplugged’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Remembering Kurt Cobain: 5 Iconic Nirvana Performances – From ‘Teen Spirit’ to ‘Unplugged’ (Video)
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who entertained millions and inspired countless more through his music. To honor Cobain's memory, TheWrap's Steve Pond offers his five favorite Cobain performances, from “Love Buzz” in Detroit in 1991 to “Rape Me” in Paris in 1994. Also read: In Memoriam: Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love Watch the videos to honor Cobain's memory and witness his incredible talent. Also read: Police Deny Kurt Cobain Death Investigation ‘Reopened’ “Love Buzz” from Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit, 1991 The quality of the footage from this classic early gig at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit
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Kurt Cobain's birthday: 47 videos and photos to celebrate the Nirvana singer's life

  • Pop2it
It's been almost 20 years since Kurt Cobain committed suicide in Seattle, but he has hardly been forgotten. On this, what would have been the Nirvana singer's 47th birthday, enjoy 47 videos and images of the man and his music.

Note: Several videos are Nsfw.

1. "Come As You Are"

2. A fan at the Seattle vigil, 1994

3. CNN report on Cobain's death

4. "MTV Live and Loud," 1993

5. Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Wash.

6. "MTV Unplugged" -- "Something in the Way"

7. Dave Grohl talks about Nirvana

8. News report on Cobain's death

9. Cobain in concert, Italy, Feb. 1994

10. 1994 MTV tribute to Cobain

11. New Year's in London, 1991

12. Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, Aberdeen

13. Cobain with Courtney Love and Frances Bean, MTV Music Awards, 1993

14. "Lithium"

15. Kurt Cobain -- the outtakes

16. Nirvana in January, 1992

17. At the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards

18. Interview in Seattle, 1992 (with Cobain holding his baby)

19. A quote from Cobain at an Occupy Wall Street protest

20. Frances Bean Cobain, 2007

21. "About a Girl"

22. October,
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Nirvana Unveils Major Plans

Nirvana Unveils Major Plans
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.

By Daniel Kreps

No more guessing about what will appear on the 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's In Utero — Rolling Stone can now reveal what the mammoth, 70-song, three-disc deluxe edition of the band's final masterpiece will contain: Two versions of In Utero (the original LP remastered, plus the album newly remixed) as well as more than 40 tracks of unreleased demos, rehearsals, live performances, B-sides, and a recently unearthed, never-before-heard Nirvana instrumental. The reissue will arrive September 24th.

Link: Rolling Stone’s List of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time: Nirvana

The first disc will feature a remastered version of the original, Steve Albini-produced In Utero, complete with the two tracks ("Heart Shaped Box," "All Apologies") that Scott Litt mixed for In Utero's final version. The oft-bootlegged abrasive Albini versions of those two songs will finally legally appear on the Iu reissue,
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Five 'French Extremity' Films Every Horror Fan Should See

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Five 'French Extremity' Films Every Horror Fan Should See
The "New French Extremity" filmmaking style has been taking both Europe and the Us by storm. The term refers primarily to French horror films made in the early 2000s, known for extreme violence, unflinching excess, visceral visuals, and a transgressive approach to cinema. They're also a bit of an acquired taste; a viewer with no prior knowledge of this style of filmmaking could easily be put off by their ultraviolent nature. But with a little exposure, the films within can be very enjoyable; they take no prisoners and definitely make a statement. Since French Extremity films are not as well known in the States, we've selected five titles which every horror fan should see. Them (Ils) In Them, we find a schoolteacher and her lover tormented by a group of baddies that will not let up under any circumstances. This film was reportedly a huge inspiration for the American film
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Nirvana to give birth to extensive 'In Utero' re-issue

  • Hitfix
Nirvana is giving birth to "In Utero" once again. Like "Bleach" and "Nevermind" before it, the '90s band's third and final album, "In Utero," will get the deluxe treatment this fall for its twentieth anniversary (yes, you read that correctly, Gen X-ers).  1991's "Nevermind" may have been their breakthrough album, but history has been kind to the initially undervalued "In Utero," which was produced by Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac) and features the singles "Rape Me," "All Apologies" and "Heart-Shaped Box."  Details of the re-issue -- including artwork, track listing and price -- haven't been released yet, but like 2011's "Nevermind" box,...
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‘Baise-Moi’ Review

Starring: Karen Bach, Raffaëla Anderson | Written and Directed by Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi | Based on the novel by Virginie Despentes

Baise-Moi is not an easy film to watch for a great many reasons, the foremost of which, after all the controversy surrounding the film’s dealt with, is that it’s really quite dull. Based on co-writer/director Virginie Despentes’ novel of the same name, the story follows two victimised, harried young women – occasional porn star Manu and prostitute Nadine – as they escape the misogyny and casual violence of their lives by screwing and killing their way across France.

…And that’s about it. The sex scenes are real (stars Bach and Anderson were both porn actresses up to the time of shooting) but not particularly insightful or revealing (apart from the obvious) but the violence is utterly unconvincing, showcasing lumpy blood effects and removing any sense of verisimilitude we might have previously gained.
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DVD Review: 'Baise-moi' (rerelease)

  • CineVue
★☆☆☆☆ Infamous for its scenes of graphic real sex juxtaposed with acts of brutal violence (the latter thankfully simulated), Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi's Baise-moi (2000) is released this week on DVD in its original uncut form, courtesy of cult film specialists Arrow Video. Sadly, thirteen years on from its initial, muted rallying cry, this sleazy exercise in neo-exploitation feels just as vapid and nihilistic now as it did then. Crudely shot on digital with little or no aesthetic consideration, the best that can be said of Despentes and Thi's female-led revenge thriller is that its soundtrack will stay with you - for all the wrong reasons.

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Competition: Win the uncut 'Baise-moi' on DVD

  • CineVue
Arrow Video's outrageous and completely uncut version of Baise-moi (2000) will be released on DVD for the very first time this Monday (25 March). One of the most controversial French films ever made, this highly anticipated release also marks the first time that Virginie Despentes and Coralie's cult classic will be available in widescreen format. To celebrate this new Baise-moi rerelease, we've kindly been provided with Three DVD copies of the film to offer our readership, courtesy of the hardworking guys and gals at Arrow. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

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DVD Review - Baise-moi (2000)

Baise-moi, 2000.

Directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie.

Starring Karen Lancaume and Raffaëla Anderson.


Two young women embark on a destructive tour of sex and violence.

Often a film will be made with a certain intent. Often a director and/or writer can struggle to adequately convey and ideals or message they set out to. Baise-moi, supposedly a feminist film with a strong message, is one that has sparked a lot of controversy since its release. It’s still banned in some countries to this day, and you can even be hit with a maximum 10 years in prison for distribution, import, or possession of this film in Australia. Not only was this highly controversial for its explicit sex scenes, but also for its excessive and unhinged violence too.

Baise-moi is about two disturbed young women who both go on the run after killing someone (in one case her brother, in
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Baise Moi DVD Review

Directors: Virginie Despentes, Coralie

Starring: Karen Lancaume, Raffaela Anderson,

Running Time: 74 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Extras: The Making Of Baise Moi, Q & A with Cast and crew

When the title of your film translates to Fuck Me/Rape Me, you can just imagine the controversy that will surround it. Baise Moi is a brutal assault on the senses in more ways than one which constantly challenges the audience. But does it amount to anything?

Baise Moi follows two women who are treated like dirt by society. Nadine (Lancaume) is an escort and Manu (Anderson) is raped by a gang of men. Manu’s reaction is to show no emotion while such a horrific act takes place. It immediately robs the assailants of any sense of power and they soon leave. Nadine and Manu soon meet up and decide to take a road trip of destruction across France, engaging in sex, drugs, and murder.
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Video: Jared Leto Channels Kurt Cobain and Plays Nirvana's Songs

30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has filmed an eerie tribute to his musical hero Kurt Cobain to mark the 17th anniversary of the late Nirvana star's death. The rocker/actor has posted a video online of him performing Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me", dressed like Cobain.

Leto has also posted a tribute on his blog, explaining the bizarre video. He writes, "I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him."

"I shot a short piece of film when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I'd share it now."

Meanwhile, Cobain fans gathered at the
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Jared Leto channels Kurt Cobain in YouTube tribute video

  • Pop2it
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery -- but they never mention how creepy flattery can be.

Such is the case with Jared Leto. On the occasion of the 17-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death actor, 30 Seconds to Mars frontman and Cobain super-fan posted a video of himself singing Nirvana's "Rape Me," in full Cobain regalia.

The lengths Leto goes to to look like a circa-1993 Cobain are tremendous. The hair, the clothes, the mannerisms and guitar plucks are eerily spot-on. If he's going for authenticity, job well done. But if he's going for tasteful, we think he misses the mark.

In the short statement accompanying the video, Leto more-or-less confirms that its a biopic audition reel he never sent in:

I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration.
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