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In praise of Dogwoof documentaries

3 August 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dave Lawrie Aug 4, 2017

Blackfish, The Act Of Killing - we celebrate the great documentaries distributed by the UK's Dogwoof...

Did you know that around 20 percent of the films released in the UK are documentaries? It’s a surprisingly large figure. I think the reason behind it might be that ‘documentary’ is considered to be a genre in and of itself. “And the Academy Award for best documentary feature goes to…”. They're all lumped into the same bracket. Also, they're relatively cheap to make and can be assembled independently by a team of only a few people. Success at the box office is often down on the priorities list for creators wanting to spread a message, tell a story or get a point across and, when they only need to recoup that small amount to be considered successful, documentary cinema becomes fertile ground for ambitions to grow in.

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Dunkirk Vet, 97, Breaks Down in Tears After Watching Movie: 'I Never Thought I Would See That Again'

23 July 2017 2:02 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A 97-year-old vet who survived the battle of Dunkirk spoke through tears after watching the premiere of the new Christopher Nolan movie.

Ken Sturdy, a native of Wales who currently lives in Calgary, Canada, donned a suit jacket adorned with medals when he headed to Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday to watch the World War II drama that he lived through nearly 80 years ago.

“I never thought I would see that again,” Sturdy told Canada’s Global News. “It was just like I was there again.”

The film tells the story of the historic battle that took place between »

- Char Adams

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Dunkirk Veteran on Christopher Nolan’s World War II Drama: ‘It Was Just Like I Was There Again’

23 July 2017 12:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With a 94 on Metacritic and a $50 million debut at the box office, Dunkirk is already one of Christopher Nolan’s most well-received films. It isn’t just critics and fanboys who appreciate his tense new World War II drama, however, as at least one veteran of the battle itself is now signing its praises as well: “I never thought I would see that again,” said 97-year-old Ken Sturdy. “It was just like I was there again.”

Read More‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Girls Trip’ Prove the Box-Office Value of Original Ideas; ‘Valerian’ Does Not

“It didn’t have a lot of dialogue. It didn’t need any of the dialogue because it told the story visually and it was so real,” he continued. “Dunkirk” is light on conventional plotting and dialogue, as Nolan opted for an experiential, you-are-there approach that favors action over words. Sturdy, who was 20 at the time, served as »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: This Mysterious Clash Could Make ‘Battle of The Bastards’ Look Like A Fist Fight

29 June 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With the July 16 premiere of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 quickly approaching, HBO has been amping up marketing for the show. There have been action-packed new trailers, clips of the main cast cheekily singing “I Will Survive,” and a series of posters showing the cast bathed in icy blue, reminiscent of the Night King and his army of undead. With just 13 episodes left until the last hurrah, the hype for “Game of Thrones” is at a fever-pitch.

Read More: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: Watch This Supercut of Every Trailer HBO Has Released So Far

To capitalize on this, Time magazine has released a “Game of Thrones” issue filled with exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes coverage of Season 7 from television critic Daniel D’Addario. Although HBO is notorious for keeping a lid on spoilers when it comes to one of their most prized properties, there are plenty of interesting tidbits in the »

- Jamie Righetti

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: This Mysterious Clash Could Make ‘Battle of The Bastards’ Look Like A Fist Fight

29 June 2017 1:06 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With the July 16 premiere of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 quickly approaching, HBO has been amping up marketing for the show. There have been action-packed new trailers, clips of the main cast cheekily singing “I Will Survive,” and a series of posters showing the cast bathed in icy blue, reminiscent of the Night King and his army of undead. With just 13 episodes left until the last hurrah, the hype for “Game of Thrones” is at a fever-pitch.

Read More: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7: Watch This Supercut of Every Trailer HBO Has Released So Far

To capitalize on this, Time magazine has released a “Game of Thrones” issue filled with exclusive photos and behind-the-scenes coverage of Season 7 from television critic Daniel D’Addario. Although HBO is notorious for keeping a lid on spoilers when it comes to one of their most prized properties, there are plenty of interesting tidbits in the »

- Jamie Righetti

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10 Most Wtf Things We Learned From Oliver Stone's Putin Interviews

16 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What's the Russian equivalent of Kool-Aid? Whatever it is, it's definitely red – and Oliver Stone has eagerly drunk it down. The trailers for The Putin Interviews, Showtime's four-part series documenting a series of conversations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Stone, would have you believe that you're going to hear some pretty hard-hitting stuff as the autocrat and the filmmaker face off, Frost-Nixon style. What we got instead was a series of softballs lobbed lovingly in the direction of one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the world. »

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Donald Trump Challenges America to Figure Out the Meaning of ‘Covfefe’ After Tweet Sweeps Social Media

31 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Even President Donald Trump needs someone to figure out what “covfefe“ means.

Trump caused a social media stir when he tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” on Tuesday night. The post remained up for several hours before it was deleted early Wednesday morning and replaced by another one about the faux word.

“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!” he wrote.

Twitter attempted to figure out the meaning of “covfefe” as the word began trending, with celebrities, journalists and authors weighing in and taking a stab as they attempted to decipher Trump’s now-deleted tweet.

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- Stephanie Petit

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Covfefe! Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Mistakenly Tweets Out Fake Word

30 May 2017 10:19 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

What did President Donald Trump mean on Tuesday night when he tweeted the word “covfefe“?

That’s what most of Twitter tried to figure out as the word began trending, with celebrities, journalists and authors weighing in and taking a stab as they attempted to decipher Trump’s tweet, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

I'm gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe

James Corden (@JKCorden) May 31, 2017

Finally figured out what Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end of "Lost in Translation" #covfefe pic.twitter.com/fDFJUYlEz8

Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017

When "covfefe" is your activation word. »

- Alexia Fernandez

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First Gentleman of Luxembourg, Who’s Married to World’s Only Openly Gay Prime Minister, Poses With Spouses of World Leaders

25 May 2017 4:51 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While President Donald Trump has met with many male heads of government, First Lady Melania Trump has often mingled with their wives. But on Thursday, Mrs. Trump was introduced to the First Gentleman of Luxembourg.

Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, joined Trump and other spouses for a dinner while their significant others attended a gathering as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Prime Minister Bettel, 44, and Belgian architect Destenay entered a civil partnership in 2010 and married in 2015 after Luxembourg’s legislators approved gay marriage. Bettel became the first »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Did President Trump Push a Nato Leader Out of His Way to Be in Front of the Group?

25 May 2017 10:53 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

President Donald Trump is under fire for appearing to shove Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside to get to the front of a group of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) leaders.

While gathering at Nato’s new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, a group of members are seen walking together to get to a meeting. From behind, Trump emerges pushes Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside, stepping in front of him. The president then smugly straightens in his jacket.

In his first address as president to the Nato leaders minutes later, the frequent critic of Nato during his campaign »

- Stephanie Petit

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Promo Recaps The Legacy Of Disney’s Swashbuckling Franchise

26 April 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We are, at the time of writing, exactly one month out from the launch of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – known as Salazar’s Revenge across the choppy waters of the North Atlantic – and in an effort to ensure everyone is up to speed on the history of the franchise, Disney has unearthed a new promo for Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning’s soft reboot that presents a welcome history lesson on Jack Sparrow and his death-defying adventures.

From The Curse of the Black Pearl all the way up to 2011’s On Stranger Tides, this featurette is perhaps the perfect primer for Dead Men Tell No Tales, which opens at a time when Johnny Depp’s erratic anti-hero is couped up in hiding. That self-imposed exile doesn’t last terribly long, though, particularly when Javier Bardem’s Salazar claws his way out of the Devil’s Triangle seeking revenge. »

- Michael Briers

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Sam Raimi to brave the Bermuda Triangle for Skydance Productions

16 February 2017 1:41 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Multi-talented filmmaker of such awesome films as The Evil Dead, Darkman, and Drag Me To Hell, Sam Raimi, is set to direct the Bermuda Triangle mystery thriller being spearheaded by Skydance Productions. Currently, Skydance is busy developing one of three Bermuda Triangle projects, with the others being set up by Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. The films will center around the area of the North Atlantic... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Bermuda Triangle Movie Courting Sam Raimi To Direct

16 February 2017 12:59 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sam Raimi of Oz The Great and Powerful has come attached to the untitled Bermuda Triangle movie at Skydance, which is one of three competing projects currently simmering in development.

The other two, according to The Hollywood Reporter, have set up shop across Universal and Warner Bros., though with Raimi now in talks to helm the mystery thriller, it seems Skydance’s movie is the furthest along even at this early stage in development.

Centering on the infamous stretch of sea between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, the Bermuda Triangle (Aka the Devil’s Triangle) has a long history of aircraft and ships venturing into its waters, only to disappear without a trace. Estimations are all over the place, and ever since the phrase Bermuda Triangle was first coined in 1964, that relatively small channel in the North Atlantic has become something of a worldwide phenomenon among conspiracy theorists, with potential »

- Michael Briers

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Britain’s Theresa May Makes a Joke About the Size of Donald Trump’s Hands

7 February 2017 10:06 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Time.com.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has joked about the size of President Donald Trump’s hands at a fundraising event in London.

May made the crack at the Black and White Ball after being applauded by guests, The Telegraph reports. “I don’t think I have received such a big hand since I walked down the colonnade at the White House,” she said in response, apparently referencing a photo of herself and the U.S. president walking hand-in-hand during her visit to Washington last month.

As a candidate, Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “obsolete. »

- TIME Staff

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Then and Now: Close-Up on Jean-Luc Godard’s "Le gai savoir"

6 February 2017 10:55 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Jean-Luc Godard's La gai savoir (1969) is showing from January 18 - February 17, 2017 in many countries around the world as part of the retrospective For Ever Godard.Le gai savoir (Joy of Learning, 1969) is a film by Jean-Luc Godard which, unlike classics such as Breathless (1960) or Contempt (1963) is hardly a household name. Godard’s Weekend (1967) gives us an inkling of what is to come in its postscript production credit: What translates to mean “End of story” and then “End of cinema” flashes in blue lettering on a black backdrop; a moment later, we see that this word game has been created using a statement of the film’s visa control number. Of course, Godard had already been engaging in this kind of word play for years in his credits and intertitles. Although these statements could also be taken as being typical, »

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