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New Trailer & Poster For Upcoming ‘My Generation’ Documentary, Narrated By Sir Michael Caine

Lionsgate has released the new trailer and poster for the upcoming feature documentary My Generation, narrated by and starring British acting legend Michael Caine.

The film is the vivid and inspiring story of Sir Michael’s personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names.

The film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years by Caine working with Producer Simon Fuller, Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and Director David Batty to tell the story of the birth of pop culture in London, through the eyes of the young Michael Caine: “For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our society
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‘The Adventurers’ Review

Stars: Jean Reno, Qi Shu, Andy Lau, Tony Yang, Jingchu Zhang, Eric Tsang, Karel Dobry, Gen Seto, David Bowles, Yi Sha, Tianyi You | Written by Chi Kwong Cheung, Stephen Fung, Steve Ha, Andy Lo | Directed by Stephen Fung

Infamous and charismatic thief Cheung Tan (Andy Lau) has recently been released from prison. Cheung immediately plots a heist with his former partner in crime, Po (Tony Yang), and beautiful chameleon Red (Qi Shu), in order to pull off the heist of a lifetime – and steal precious jewels in Europe. Meanwhile, French detective Pierre (Jean Reno) has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years. This time, he decides to capture Cheung and his gang of thieves for good… which means Cheung and co. will have to take their game to the next level.

Who doesn’t love a good heist movie? When the genre is done right you get fantastic and intriguing films like Flypaper,
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Noel Clarke is finally entitled to royalties from Adulthood, 9 years on

Simon Brew Dec 15, 2017

Nine years after its release, Noel Clarke reveals that his box office topping movie, Adulthood, is only now earning him royalties.

If you’re looking for insight into just how the movie business works, then consider Noel Clarke’s box office hit, Adulthood. The film is the middle part of the Hood trilogy, and marked Clarke’s feature debut as a director. He also penned the script, and took a lead role in the film.

It was a hit, too. The movie got to number one at the box office in the UK, grossing over £3m on its UK cinema release in 2008. It’s been a good seller on disc since, too, as well as notching up regularly TV showings.

The low budget movie, though, has apparently only just now hit the financial targets required for Clarke to get royalties from its success. It’s taken nearly a decade to get there.
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Here Are All The New Releases Coming to Netflix in January 2018

Netflix is starting out 2018 with a ton of new film and TV series releases! We are only about halfway through December, but if you're curious to know what is waiting for you on the streaming service in the new year, we have a full list the new releases and their release dates. There's a lot of great stuff coming including a bunch of Batman Films, the Lethal Weapon movies, The Godfather trilogy, Caddyshack, Apollo 13, King Kong, The Shawshank Redemption, Training Day, and even all of the Bring it On films! You can check out the fill list below!

Week of 1/1/18

10,000 B.C. -- 1/1/18

30 Days of Night -- 1/1/18

Age Of Shadows -- 1/1/18

AlphaGo -- 1/1/18

America's Sweethearts -- 1/1/18

Apollo 13 -- 1/1/18

Batman -- 1/1/18

Batman & Robin -- 1/1/18

Batman Begins -- 1/1/18

Batman Forever -- 1/1/18

Batman Returns -- 1/1/18

Breakfast at Tiffany's -- 1/1/18

Bring It On -- 1/1/18

Bring It On Again -- 1/1/18

Bring It On: All or Nothing
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Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake Coming to Netflix in the Us on January 5th

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Horror fans have been looking forward to seeing Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake since the film was teased in trailers back in 2015, but bankruptcy issues at Relativity Media delayed and ultimately brought the movie's release to a halt. Since that time, Flanagan directed two well-received films for Netflix, and the streaming service has now revealed that they will bring Before I Wake out of film purgatory and into the warm glow of the TV screen.

Netflix revealed the exciting Before I Wake news in their full announcement of titles being added to their streaming lineup in January of 2018. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, and Kate Bosworth, Before I Wake will be available to watch on the streaming service beginning Friday, January 5th, marking its first official release in the Us (it was previously released internationally, including in the UK by Netflix).

Other titles being added to Netflix (in the Us) include 30 Days of Night,
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‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Makes Netflix an Offer It Can’t Refuse Next Month; ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Too

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Say this for 2018: It can’t be any worse than 2017, right? (Spoiler: It totally can.) At least Netflix’s first batch of offerings inspires cautious optimism in the new year, with everything from the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “Marie Antoinette,” five different “Batman” films and five different “Bring It On” movies (did you even know they’d made that many?), “Midnight in Paris,” the complete “Lethal Weapon” collection, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” and “The Truman Show” coming to the streaming service in January.

Read More:Netflix Reveals the Most Binge-Watched Shows of 2017: ‘American Vandal,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ and More

As for Netflix Originals, there are several: “Before I Wake” and “Rotten” are both available to stream as of January 5, “Somebody Feed Phil” and “The Polka King” premiere a week later, “The Open House” arrives on the 19th, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” and “Dirty Money” both debut on the 26th.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2018

If you’re hoping to start off the New Year by loading up your Netflix list, you won’t be disappointed. The streaming service has announced what’s being added, and there’s no shortage of films and TV shows to fill up your time, or just browse endlessly before eventually settling on the most comforting title available. New titles for January include Apollo 13, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bring It On, the Lethal Weapon series, Love Actually, Marie Antoinette, National Treasure, The Godfather trilogy, The Italian Job, The Shawshank Redemption, The Truman Show, Willy …
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Video: The Shanghai Job – Trailer

Orlando Bloom is sporting blonde hair again, although this time at a much shorter length for his new film The Shanghai Job. Before you ask, this is not a sequel to The Italian Job, thank God.

Bloom plays Danny Stratton, a washed-up private security agent, who gains a chance of restoring his reputation when he’s given the opportunity to escort a valuable Chinese antique out of Shanghai. However during the mission he is ambushed and with the woman he loves in danger, must work with his team of experts to save her and outsmart the mastermind behind the heist.

The Shanghai Job is coming to digital platforms 29th January 2018 and DVD 5th February. Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts below.
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The Gifts Prince Harry Has Given Meghan Markle Will Make You Green With Envy

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The Gifts Prince Harry Has Given Meghan Markle Will Make You Green With Envy
In the emotional roller coaster that is 2017, we're holding on extratight to the existence of true love - more specifically, the love between Prince Harry and Suits star Meghan Markle. The couple, who made their public debut at the Invictus Games in September, remind us that long-distance relationships (and, you know, the whole royal and regular person thing) aren't just a coveted fantasy. The couple are extremely private, but we do get glimpses of their storybook romance from their rumored gift exchanges. Prince Harry knows how to pick out basic sentimental gifts like bracelets and flowers, and he also knows how to make his partner feel like a million bucks, or pounds, if you will. After all, he comes from old money and has deep enough pockets to spend serious cash on things like cars and spontaneous trips. Given her success as an actress, Meghan can probably afford these luxurious gifts on her own.
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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding,
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more
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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Hulu in August

As July ends, so does Numbers Month—a month dedicated to movies and TV shows with a number in the title—over at Hulu. Thankfully, we’ve scoured the list of new movies and TV shows coming to Hulu in August, and we’ve once again discovered a very loose, vaguely defined theme that ties some of them together. Apparently, August is Friendship Month at Hulu, and subscribers will be able to enjoy such friendship-themed entertainment as Bad Boys, The Big Chill, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Clueless, Friends And Lovers, Hey Arnold! The Movie, The Italian Job, Saving Private Ryan, season three of Difficult People, and Wayne’s World 2, all of which are about people killing bad guys with friends, getting betrayed by friends, watching your friends get killed by Nazis, or just having good times with your friends.

If you don’t have friends and would ...
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Quiz: From Baby Driver to The Italian Job, how well do you know these movies with awesome car chases?

Quiz: From Baby Driver to The Italian Job, how well do you know these movies with awesome car chases?Quiz: From Baby Driver to The Italian Job, how well do you know these movies with awesome car chases?Zachary Dent6/26/2017 10:03:00 Am

Car Chases in Movies

Test your knowledge on these movies with awesome car chases!

One of the most buzzed-about movies of the year so far, Baby Driver, opens June 28th! This film is from Edgar Wright, the writer/director of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Enough said, right?

It's about a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort), who after being coerced into working for a crime boss, finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. This cast is rounded out by Kevin SpaceyJon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, and Jon Bernthal. This one's been buzzed about since the
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NYC Weekend Watch: Ozu, Peter Nestler, ‘Monterey Pop,’ Bertrand Tavernier & 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 best of Ozu in one series.

Films by members of Magnum Photos will screen, as does Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Spielberg series screens three underseen, rediscovery-ready titles this weekend.

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Largely unseen, the films of Peter Nestler, a key figure in post-war German cinema, are being given their due in a new series.

Nitehawk Cinema

Midnight brings the restored Monterey Pop, Street Trash, and The Holy Mountain.

The Blues Brothers (with pre-show performance) and The Lost World screen before noon.

Quad Cinema

The films made and loved by Bertrand Tavernier are screening.

Funeral Parade of Roses continues its run.

Museum of Modern Art

The Philippine series continues running, including two films by Lav Diaz.

IFC Center

Midnight brings To Live and Die in L.A., The Thing, The Italian Job, and Taxi Driver.

During the day, Stalker, No Country for Old Men, and Monterey Pop are offered.
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Seth Green to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut With ‘Changeland’

Seth Green to Make Feature Film Directorial Debut With ‘Changeland’
Seth Green is making his feature film directorial and writing debut in the independent drama-comedy movie “Changeland,” in which he will also star.

Production begins this week in Thailand. The film centers on Green’s always hesitant character undergoing a personal crisis as he meets up in Thailand with his self-assured best friend, portrayed by Breckin Meyer.

Changeland” is produced by Corey Moosa (“Margin Call”). Executive producers are Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners Matthew Senreich, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner; Living FilmsChris Lowenstein and Oliver Ackermann; and Karivara Films’ Jimmy Matthews and John Lee.

Also starring are Brenda Song, Clare Grant, Macaulay Culkin, Rose Williams, Kedar Williams-Stirling and WWE’s Randy Orton.

“It feels like a dream to be filming in Thailand with an incredible crew and some of my closest friends,” Green said. “We are one of the first films to take advantage of Thailand’s new incentive measures from the Thailand Film Office and the Department of Tourism. I am very excited to share this story.”

Green’s acting credits include the Austin Powers trilogy, “The Italian Job,” “Party Monster,” “Without a Paddle,” and “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Green portrays Christopher Guest in Netflix’s upcoming National Lampoon origin film, “A Futile & Stupid Gesture.”

Green is the co-creator/executive producer/primary voice talent and a writer/director on “Robot Chicken” and has voiced Chris Griffin on “Family Guy” since the series’ inception. Green’s deal was handled by UTA, Untitled, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, Llp’s David Weber.

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The Italian Job: how studio accounting reckoned it made a loss

Simon Brew Jun 26, 2017

The 1969 classic The Italian Job also highlighted the peculiarities of movie studio accounting...

It’s hard to find something close to precise figure when trying to ascertain just how much money the 1969 classic The Italian Job has brought in, but the film is widely regarded as a very successful one, Starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward, and with Peter Collinson directing, the movie was first released in June 1969.

On its original box office run, its receipts were said to be just shy of $10m. The film was a big success, although it struggled to hit in America. In fact, it failed to do so, instead garnering its sizeable support primarily in the UK, and across Europe.

Still, it’s enjoyed theatrical re-releases, a belated tie-in computer game, sizeable sales on VHS and DVD, and at the last count, two remakes. In 2003, F Gary Gray directed the
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The Most Shameless Product Placements in Our Favorite Movies

Let’s face it: product placement is everywhere. Subtle to not-so-subtle advertisements wheedle their way into TV shows and movies so often that these days we barely blink at them. Then again, sometimes it’s just too glaring to ignore.

We may be streaming lifetime movies on Netflix or watching the newest blockbuster on the big screen when we encounter these product placement crimes. Even some of our most beloved films commit them. The following list details some of the most shameful product placements in our favorite movies:

1. Captain America Civil War– Audi (2016)

Image credit: Carscoops.com

When Marvel released an Audi ad spliced with scenes of the Captain and Black Panther chasing Bucky through congested traffic to its Youtube page, many fans felt frustrated by the obvious sell-out. The association between Audi and the film didn’t end there for fans; watching the real chase sequence without seeing Audis
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‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie

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‘The Fate of the Furious’: F. Gary Gray is the First African American To Direct a Billion-Dollar Movie
You have to savor the irony: African Americans comprise a tiny portion of film directors; we all know the argument that black movies don’t play overseas. And in F. Gary Gray’s “The Fate of the Furious,” we now we have the first billion-dollar movie from a black director…and it was driven overwhelmingly by the overseas gross.

Read More: The 33 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed By Black Filmmakers

While Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” will be the most profitable title of the year, “The Fate of the Furious” just made F. Gary Gray the first African American to join an even more elite rank: He directed a film that’s earned over $1 billion worldwide.

The eighth entry in the “Furious” franchise currently stands at about $1.2 billion, with more than 80% of that business outside North America — making this the unusual (and welcome) case of a black director’s film making the
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Cinematographers and the Films that made them great

Author: Dave Roper

So, we come to the end of this particular series. We’ve covered a number of aspects of the creative input into film-making, including actors, actresses, writers composers, and directors (in two parts). We’ve stopped short of costume, make-up, special effects, art design and others, however our final stop is Cinematography. The Dop exerts plenty of influence over the look of the film. Yes, lighting, production design and the director’s vision are key too, but the consistency and persistence with which certain directors stick with and return to a trusted Dop shows just how much they contribute.

Darius KhondjiSeven

Seven has a unique visual aesthetic. Plenty of films have gone for the “always raining, always dark” approach, but contrast Seven with something like AvP: Requiem for a shining example of how hard it is to pull off effectively. And contrast is the word. Seven
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