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Maigret Sets a Trap & Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Welcome to a pair of vintage mysteries with George Simenon’s popular Inspector Jules Maigret, a gumshoe who gets the tough cases. Top kick French actor Jean Gabin is the cop who keeps cool, until it’s time to rattle a recalcitrant suspect. In two separate cases, he tracks a serial killer in the heart of Paris, and travels to his hometown to unearth a murder conspiracy.

Maigret Sets a Trap

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Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Blu-ray (separate releases)

Kino Classics

1958, 1959 / B&W /1:37 flat; 1:66 widescreen / 118, 101 min. / Street Date December 5, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber: Trap, St. Fiacre / 29.95 ea.

Starring: Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, Jean Desailly, Olivier Hussenot, Lucienne Bogaert, Paulette Dubost, Lino Ventura, Dominique Page / Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier, Michel Vitold, Camille Guérini, Gabrielle Fontan, Micheline Luccioni, Jacques Marin, Paul Frankeur, Robert Hirsch.

Cinematography: Louis Page

Film Editor: Henri Taverna

Original Music: Paul Misraki
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‘Voyeur’ Review: Netflix’s Deviant Gay Talese Doc Can’t Decide What it Wants to Look At

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‘Voyeur’ Review: Netflix’s Deviant Gay Talese Doc Can’t Decide What it Wants to Look At
Once upon a time, somewhere in the span between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hunter S. Thompson, a dapper posse of aristocrat journalists thrived by combining pre-war sophistication with post-war sexuality. Belonging neither to the old world or the new, they were prophets of their present moment, a transitional group that helped lay the foundation for a culture that wouldn’t be able to accommodate them.

Gay Talese was perhaps the most notable of the group. The godfather of indulgent celebrity profiles, Talese elevated an entire medium by fleshing a routine portrait into a genuine piece of literature; published in the April 1966 issue of Esquire, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” might well outlive the magazine that paid for it. Talese became almost as famous as the people featured in his work, and his reputation protected him from the rest of the 20th century; it seemed unthinkable that someone who could write
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Director of Unreleased Mel Gibson Movie Sues Producer for Defamation

Director of Unreleased Mel Gibson Movie Sues Producer for Defamation
The legal fight over “The Professor and the Madman,” the unreleased Mel Gibson film about a dictionary, is heating up, with the director filing a defamation suit against the production company.

Director Farhad Safinia, who wrote the script for Gibson’s “Apocalypto,” filed a suit in Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday accusing Voltage Pictures of defamation and copyright infringement.

Gibson sued Voltage in July, alleging that the company had breached the agreement giving Gibson approval of the final cut of the film. Gibson also alleged that Voltage had not budgeted adequate production days in Oxford, England, which he argued was essential to telling the story of the composition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

The L.A. Times followed up with a story about the dispute, in which Voltage issued a statement saying that “Mr. Gibson and the film’s director consistently failed to live up to their professional and contractual responsibilities to Voltage.”

Safinia
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Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter Join Mel Gibson’s Police Brutality Movie ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ (Exclusive)

Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter Join Mel Gibson’s Police Brutality Movie ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ (Exclusive)
Don Johnson, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael Jai White and Tattiawna Jones have joined the Mel Gibson-Vince Vaughn crime thriller “Dragged Across Concrete,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Tory Skittles and Laurie Holden will also star in the film, currently being shot in Vancouver by S. Craig Zahler from his own script.

Dragged Across Concrete” is produced by Unified PicturesKeith Kjarval, Cinestate’s Dallas Sonnier, Look to the Sky’s Sefton Fincham and Assemble Media’s Jack Heller. It is executive produced by the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Godfrey and Robert Jones along with Fantasy 6 and Victory Square Labs’ Shafin Diamond.

Gibson portrays an old guard policeman while Vaughn plays his volatile younger partner. The duos find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arming tactics become the media’s special du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but
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Win tickets to Pop Up Screens

Author: Competitions

To mark the host of outdoor screenings by Pop Up Screens, taking place across London until September, we’ve been given 5 pairs of tickets to a screening to give away.

Once again Pop Up Screens has put together a programme to inspire and delight, that includes comedies Deadpool and Four Weddings and a Funeral, vintage blockbusters The Big Lebowski and Back To The Future, fantasy adventures Jurassic Park and Ghostbusters and timeless faves Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Plus a couple of more recently Oscar-approved entries, including La La Land and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

To provide the perfect al fresco settings, this year’s London venues will include:

Bishops Park in Fulham

Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula

Coram’s Fields, Bloomsbury

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith

Manor House Gardens, Hither Green

Southwark Park, Canada Water

Kennington Park, Kennington

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents
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The Man Who Could Cheat Death

A thyroid operation every ten years, plus regular libations of an eerie green liquid, has allowed Anton Diffring to live over a hundred years without looking a year over forty. Hammer’s medical horror show features Christopher Lee, Hazel Court and sumptuous cinematography, but not a whole lot of surprises.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1959 / Color/ 1:66 widescreen / 83 min. / Street Date March 14, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee, Arnold Marle, Delphi Lawrence.

Cinematography: Jack Asher

Production Design: Bernard Robinson

Art Direction: Roy Ashton

Film Editor: John Dunsford

Original Music: Richard Rodney Bennett

Written by Jimmy Sangster from a play by Barré Lyndon

Produced by Michael Carreras

Directed by Terence Fisher

For its first two years of Technicolor horror Hammer Films could seemingly do no wrong. In just a few months their revivals of classic horror motifs were being bankrolled and
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The Motel Owner Who Secretly Watched Guests Having Sex for Decades - And Even Witnessed A Murder: 5 Most Shocking Revelations from the New Yorker Story

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The Motel Owner Who Secretly Watched Guests Having Sex for Decades - And Even Witnessed A Murder: 5 Most Shocking Revelations from the New Yorker Story
A Colorado motel owner claims he spent decades spying on his guests as they had sex, used the bathroom and even committed murder - and he's only revealing the truth now that the statute of limitations has passed. The shocking revelations, made in this week's issue of The New Yorker, have brought scrutiny on the owner, Gerald Foos, and on the author of the magazine story, legendary journalist Gay Talese - who kept Foos's secret since 1980. "The Voyeur's Motel" uses Foos's own meticulous journals to tell story of a voyeur who admits to invading the privacy of thousands of guests
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The Motel Owner Who Secretly Watched Guests Having Sex for Decades: 5 Most Shocking Revelations from the New Yorker Story

  • PEOPLE.com
The Motel Owner Who Secretly Watched Guests Having Sex for Decades: 5 Most Shocking Revelations from the New Yorker Story
A Colorado motel owner claims he spent decades spying on his guests as they had sex, used the bathroom and even committed murder - and he's only revealing the truth now that the statute of limitations has passed. The shocking revelations, made in this week's issue of The New Yorker, have brought scrutiny on the owner, Gerald Foos, and on the author of the magazine story, legendary journalist Gay Talese - who kept Foos's secret since 1980. "The Voyeur's Motel" uses Foos's own meticulous journals to tell story of a voyeur who admits to invading the privacy of thousands of guests
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Sherlock: 34 nerdy details from The Abominable Bride

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We’ve scoured the scenes of Sherlock special, The Abominable Bride, to dig out its nerdy details. Spoilers ahead…

Warning: contains spoilers for The Abominable Bride.

If, by the time Sherlock special The Abominable Bride came around, your usually-shining powers of observation had been dulled by New Year’s indulgence, never fear.

We’ve hunted around the episode with (mostly) clear heads and stumbled upon a few fun titbits, from Wilder the Diogenes butler, to set design jokes, nods to Doyle’s original stories, Paget’s illustrations, previous Sherlock episodes and more…

1. This dilated pupil (we'd suggest Cumberbatch’s rather than Freeman’s?) is the first hint-in-hindsight that what’s to follow involves narcotics.

2. Both A Study In Pink and The Abominable Bride start with Watson waking up from a nightmare of his time in an Afghan war, centuries apart.

3. Joining the regular cast’s Victorian counterparts
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Big Finish Review – Criss-Cross

Chris Swanson is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Bletchley Park. Britain’s most secret weapon in the Second World War. Inside draughty huts, the earliest computers clatter day and night, decoding enemy transmissions and revealing intelligence crucial to the country’s defence. Leading Wren Mrs Constance Clarke directs her charges to provide vital assistance to the boffins stationed in the Manor House. But a recent arrival among the code-breakers, the mysterious Dr Smith, has...

The post Big Finish Review – Criss-Cross appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews.
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Movie Review – The Knowledge (1979)

The Knowledge, 1979.

Directed by Bill Brooks.

Starring Mick Ford, Nigel Hawthorne, Michael Elphick, David Ryall, Jonathan Lynn, Kim Taylforth, Maureen Lipman and Leslie Joseph.

Synopsis:

Four out-of-work Londoners decide to train to be taxi-drivers. But, before they can take charge of a Hackney cab, they need to learn ‘The Knowledge’…

All Brits know about “The Knowledge”. In fact, many tourists to England’s capital may know of it too. It’s the legendary expectation of London Cabbies. Even in this Sat-Nav era, Hackney-cab drivers need to know every road in a six miles radius from Charing Cross by heart. A challenge that takes between two and four years to learn. They need to recall over 400 ‘runs’, between different locations, and over 25,000 roads to speed between. According to a 2012 article in The Guardian, “it takes over your life” – and judging by the four characters in Bob Brooks four-part film, it changes your life forever.
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The Evil Within Final Dlc "The Executioner" Gets Trailer

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Check out the latest trailer for the upcoming Dlc The Executioner for The Evil Within.

The executioner is the final Dlc expansion for The Evil Within and is releasing May 26th.

About the Dlc:

"The Executioner places players in a series of battle arenas all from the first-person perspective of The Keeper. Initially armed with The Keeper’s signature hammer, players will fight against a host of The Evil Within’s iconic villains to earn new weapons and upgrades. Set in the Manor House of the Victoriano Estate, The Executioner features first-person melee combat combined with exploration and discovery as players unearth the story of a man forced to become The Keeper."

The Dlc is the final piece to the season pass which is priced at $19.99 and comes with all 3 released expansions. You can also purchase just The Executioner for $4.99

The Evil WithinGAME News
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Watch the New Trailer for The Evil Within: The Executioner

The Executioner—the third and final Dlc for The Evil Within—will allow gamers to wield the game's iconic, blood-soaked hammer as The Keeper. Ahead of the Dlc's May 26th release, Bethesda has released a brand new trailer for The Executioner:

"The Executioner places players in a series of battle arenas all from the first-person perspective of The Keeper. Initially armed with The Keeper’s signature hammer, players will fight against a host of The Evil Within’s iconic villains to earn new weapons and upgrades. Set in the Manor House of the Victoriano Estate, The Executioner features first-person melee combat combined with exploration and discovery as players unearth the story of a man forced to become The Keeper.

As the final add-on, The Executioner completes The Evil Within’s Season Pass. Priced at $19.99, the Season Pass offers savings on all three add-ons for the game, including the first two
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Back to the Future, Labyrinth among Pop Up Screens 2014 films

Back to the Future, Labyrinth among Pop Up Screens 2014 films
Back to the Future, Labyrinth and Forrest Gump are among the films on offer with Pop Up Screens 2014.

Pop Up Screens have confirmed their summer lineup for July to September, taking place at several London parks.

The Breakfast Club, Anchorman, American Beauty, The Notebook, Fight Club, Dumb & Dumber and Grease are also on the lineup of movies.

The large outdoor screenings will occur at several different venues, including Morden, Fulham, Blackheath, Hammersmith, Holborn and Greenwich.

Each screening costs £10, while a weekender pass to see all three films is £24. A season ticket for all films costs £75.

This year's events will also serve up Pop Up Burgers, while there will be a bar and popcorn available as well.

Pop Up Screens founder David Leydon said: "If you've never been to an outdoor cinema, you should, it's a must try. I know it sounds like a bit of a sales pitch, but it
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Derek Jacobi as Robunce Barnatty in This Is Jinsy - new picture

Sir Derek Jacobi has appeared in new photos from This Is Jinsy.

The Last Tango in Halifax and Vicious actor will appear in the seventh episode of the second series of the comedy.

He will play Robunce Barnatty in the Sky Atlantic show, who is the eldest resident of Jinsy island.

This Is Jinsy returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

The series was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The details of the guest appearances are as follows:

Episode 1: Stephen Fry as Dr Bevelspepp, who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hair

Episode 2: Ben Miller as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy as well as his daughter Berpetta, a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountant

Episode 3: Katy Brand as Madame Astralina,
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Katy Brand as Madame Astralina in This Is Jinsy - picture

Pictures of Katy Brand as Madame Astralina in This Is Jinsy have been unveiled.

The character appears in episode three of the second run of the show, and is described as "a flamboyant psychic who obtains her readings from a pen of rats".

The Sky Atlantic show returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The details of the guest appearances are as follows:

Episode 1: Stephen Fry as Dr Bevelspepp, who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hairEpisode 2: Ben Miller as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy as well as his daughter Berpetta, a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountantEpisode 3: Katy Brand as Madame Astralina, a flamboyant psychic
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Stephen Fry, Ben Miller in This Is Jinsy - pictures

New pictures of Ben Miller and Stephen Fry in the second series of This Is Jinsy have been revealed.

Miller stars in the second episode of the show as the Chief Accountant of Jinsy, along with his sister - a drunk, hefty, buck-toothed accountant called Berpetta.

Fry appears in the first episode of the run as Dr Bevelspepp, a character who uses his encyclopaedic knowledge of Jinsy to help save the island from an invasion of rampaging hair.

The Sky Atlantic show returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

The first pictures of Greg Davies as "sinister figure" Jennitta Bishard were unveiled yesterday.

Other guest stars confirmed for the eight-episode second series include Katy Brand, Eilieen Atkins,
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Greg Davies in This Is Jinsy - first look, more guest stars confirmed

The first images of Greg Davies as Jennitta Bishard in This Is Jinsy have been released.

The comedian will appear across several episodes of the second series of the Sky Atlantic show, which returns on Wednesday, January 8 with a double bill at 10pm.

Bishard is described as "a delightfully sinister figure who delivers punishments to residents across the island from the safety of her TV studio".

This Is Jinsy was created by Chris Bran and Justin Chubb and directed by Matt Lipsey. It follows Arbiter Maven (Chubb) and Sporall (Bran), the residents of an extraordinary island.

Other guest stars confirmed for the eight-episode second series include Stephen Fry, Ben Miller, Katy Brand, Eilieen Atkins, Rob Brydon, Stephen Mangan, Derek Jacobi, Phil Davis and Olivia Colman, who join series regulars Alice Lowe as Soosan Noop, Janine Duvitski as Mrs Goadion and Geoff McGivern as Trince.

The details of the guest appearances
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‘Pop Up Screens’ London Announce Summer Cult-Classic Screenings!

In the past couple of years, one of our favourite growing little happenings is Dave Leyton’s Pop Up Screens that’s been gradually taking over various locations in London – all for the brilliant purpose of outdoor summer screenings of great films.

This year, they’ve announced another run of movies that include Juno, Fight Club, Dirty Dancing, Ghostbusters, Mean Girls, Anchorman to just name a selection of the classic films showing in the idyllic hazy setting of your nearest London park. In fact, this year Pop Up Screens have added more dates than ever (30 to be exact!) to satisfy every film buffs thirst for cult classics. Throughout the summer, the super-size screen will visit some of the capitals best-loved parks, including Fulham, Shepherd’s Bush and Morden, with screenings kicking off around 8.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.popupscreens.co.uk for £8, or a weekender pass
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David Farrell obituary

Photographer celebrated for his informal portraits of artists, actors and musicians

David Farrell, who has died aged 93, was known primarily for his photographic portraits of the most prominent artists, actors, authors and, particularly, musicians of his time. These ranged from classical performers such as Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar and Jacqueline du Pré to Louis Armstrong, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. He would take his portable darkroom with him to filming locations, where he photographed Albert Finney, Julie Christie, Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, among others. His main body of work dates from the mid-1950s to the 1980s, by which time he was working primarily in cinema, but he continued with his photography well into the digital age.

Taking Henri Cartier-Bresson's "humanitarian" photography as his model, Farrell specialised in taking portraits in informal situations – he preferred to photograph artists at home or in the studio, rather than in
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