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Battle Cry

Move over James JonesLeon Uris clobbers the big screen with a sprawling adaptation of his WW2 combat novel, loaded down with roles for promising young actors. This is the one where twice as much time is spent on love affairs than fighting. War may be hell, but if Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, Dorothy Malone and Allyn McLerie are going to be there for comfort, sign me up.

Battle Cry

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 148 min. / Street Date , 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson, James Whitmore, Raymond Massey, Tab Hunter, Dorothy Malone, Anne Francis, William Campbell, Fess Parker, Justus E. McQueen (L.Q. Jones), Perry Lopez, Jonas Applegarth, Tommy Cook, Felix Noriego, Susan Morrow, Carleton Young, Rhys Williams, Allyn Ann McLerie, Gregory Walcott, Frank Ferguson, Sarah Selby, Willis Bouchey, Victor Milian.

Cinematography: Sidney Hickox

Film Editor: William H. Zeigler

Original Music: Max Steiner
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Morelia: Double Win for Gabriel Mariño’s ‘Yesterday Wonder I Was’ at the 15th Morelia Int’l Film Fest

Morelia, Mexico – Gabriel Mariño’s “Yesterday Wonder I Was” (“Ayer Maravilla Fui”) scooped two awards Saturday night at Mexico’s premiere competitive showcase for local cinema, the 15th Morelia International Film Festival. Marino’s black and white existential follow-up to his 2012 debut “A Secret World” won best first or second Mexican feature, which comes with a cash prize of some $16,000 (300,000 pesos) from main fest sponsor Cinepolis and post production services valued at $39,000 (750,000 pesos) from the storied Churubusco Studio.

Thesp Sonia Franco snagged a best actress prize for her moving performance in “Yesterday…” The best actor award went to Pedro Hernandez for his role in “Sinvivir,” Barcelona-born Anais Pareto’s tale of friends forced to live together, discovering what life is in the process.

Marcelo Tobar’s “Polar Bear” (“Oso Polar”), first presented at last year’s pix-in-post program Impulso Morelia and also Mexico’s first iPhone-shot film, won the best Mexican feature award. “Oso Polar” tracks
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10 Best Movies to See in November: Thor, 'Justice League' and Louis C.K.

10 Best Movies to See in November: Thor, 'Justice League' and Louis C.K.
We're neck-deep in the prestige-movie season, i.e. when a handful of movies made for [gasp] adults join the usual year-round I.P. blockbusters. Yes, there are new Marvel and DC movies heading down the pike, perfect for those who like their superhero films in both bright-and-peppy and dark-and-dour flavors. But there's also one of the year's best romance movies, a there-goeth-the-great-man biopic, an Agatha Christie murder mystery, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age movie and a chatty three-men-and-a-coffin character study on deck. All this, plus a black-and-white movie by Louis C.K. that will
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Morelia: Toons Bookend 15th Annual Morelia International Film Festival

Morelia: Toons Bookend 15th Annual Morelia International Film Festival
Animation pics are bookending the Morelia International Film Festival for the first time in its 15-year history. Pixar Animation Studios’ latest opus, “Coco,” no less, receives its world premiere in Morelia on opening night, October 20, while Carlos Carrera’s “Ana & Bruno” marks its Latin American premiere when it wraps the fest on October 28.

Set in Mexico and against the country’s most important annual event, the Day of the Dead, “Coco” is an apt choice as Morelia and the nearby lakeside village of Patzcuaro are particularly renowned for their Day of the Dead festivities. Since the festival usually ends close to the eve of the holiday, some guests have stayed on to witness the pageantry.

Snagging the world premiere of Pixar’s latest animated feature began some two years ago when festival director Daniela Michel met Pixar Chief Creative officer John Lasseter at the Lumière Festival in Lyon where Lasseter told her that Pixar’s next project
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Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Honor TV Series for First Time

Mexico’s Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards Honor TV Series for First Time
In a nod to the exponential growth of quality TV series, Mexico’s Fenix Ibero-American Film Awards have included television content among the nominees this year. The selection is determined by Cinema23 which is comprised of 700 film professionals from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

Nominees for the 4th Fenix Awards include 20 feature films, nine documentaries and 13 TV series, Cinema23 announced. Winners will be unveiled at the Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza, Mexico City on December 6, 2017. The glittering event will be broadcast live across the Americas, except Canada, via E! Entertainment Television, Studio Universal, Canal 52Mx and Cinelatino.

The nominations were pre-selected out of a pool of 800 projects by a committee comprised of critics, programmers, festival directors and film academics. In a second phase, Cinema23 members specializing in a particular field, be they actors, directors, editors or cinematographers, voted on their choices for their specific category.

Netflix has at least three original series in contention: “Narcos,” “3%” and
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San Sebastián: Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco Board ‘The Saddest Goal’ (Exclusive)

San Sebastián: Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco Board ‘The Saddest Goal’ (Exclusive)
San Sebastian — Two of Latin America’s most reputed actors, both mainstay’s of Pablo Larraín movies, Chile’s Alfredo Castro (“Tony Manero,” “Far Away, “Los Perros”) and Luis Gnecco (“Neruda,” “Much Ado About Nothing”) are attached to star in “The Saddest Goal.”

Lead-produced by Macarena Lopez’s Manufactura de Películas (“Rara”) and co-produced by Mexico’s Lucia Films, headed by Michel Franco (“After Lucia,” “Chronic,” “April’s Daughter”), “The Saddest Goal” is a standout project at San Sebastián’s Europe-Latin America Co-production Market, which runs Sept. 24-27.

Deborah Osborn’s Sao Paulo based Big Bonzai (“Dominguihos”) will co-produce out of Brazil.

Carrying Pablo Larrain’s breakthrough “Tony Manero,” Castro has shown large range and an ability to play nuanced characters staring, or constituting key cast, in Larrain’s “Post Mortem,” “No” and “The Club,” Venice Golden Lion winner “From Afar” and most recently Marcela Said’s “Los Perros,” where he portrays a ex-Chilean colonel under investigation
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Pablo and Juan de Dios Larrain’s Fabula Sets Up U.S. Company (Exclusive)

San Sebastian – Fabula, one of Latin America’s high-profile producers, run by “Jackie” director Pablo Larraín and producer Juan de Dios Larraín, has set up a U.S. company to make English-language movies by its filmmakers from Latin America and Europe.

News of the move comes two months before Fabula, to date based just out of Santiago, Chile, goes into production on its first full-on U.S. project, a remake of Sebastián Lelio’s “Gloria,” starring Julianne Moore and directed by Lelio himself. Pre-production and production on “Gloria” will be carried out in the U.S., and post-production in Santiago, Pablo Larrain told Variety from Chile. Juan de Dios Larraín has relocated to Los Angeles to head up the new production company, called Fabula, whose offices open Monday.

The U.S production base is a milestone for one of Latin America’s most admired production companies, whose marquee directors Larraín and Lelio have already crossed into U
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TIFF 17 Little Girls Long to Be Princesitas

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TIFF 17 Little Girls Long to Be Princesitas
Tiff 17 Little Girls Long to Be Princesitas

Marialy Rivas, whose previous feature Young & Wild won Sundance 2012's Director’s Biograpy World Cinema Screenwriting Award, returns to the festival circuit with Princesita an unpredictable and darker tale of a young girl on the edge of womanhood premiering in the Discovery section of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Marialy Rivas, director of Princesita

A teenager in Young & Wild, and now a girl in Princesita, are both on their way to becoming women, and both are entrapped by external rules and impositions from society and from their families. Both must break away from what surrounds them in order to conquer themselves, and both set off towards an uncertain future, but which in the end, belongs to them alone.

Synopsis: In a distant land on the southernmost tip of the world lives Tamara, a twelve-year-old girl who has been raised in a cult led by the charismatic Miguel.
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Toronto: Im Global’s Mundial Acquires Marialy Rivas’ ‘Princesita’ (Exclusive)

Toronto: Im Global’s Mundial Acquires Marialy Rivas’ ‘Princesita’ (Exclusive)
Mundial, Im Global’s Latin American film sales arm, has acquired world sales rights to Marialy Rivas’ “Princesita,” the latest movie from Pablo and Juan de Dios Larrain’s Chilean production house Fabula, one of Latin America’s leading producers whose credits include Pablo Larrain’s “No” and “Neruda” and Sebastián Lelio’s “Gloria” and “A Fantastic Woman.”Participant Media’s most frequent production partners in Latin America, Fabula also produced Rivas’ first feature, “Young & Wild,” which won Sundance’s World Cinema – Dramatic screenplay award in 2012.An unsettling and dark coming-of-age fairy tale, almost from the get-go, “Princesita” will be brought onto the market by Mundial at this week’s Toronto Festival where it world premieres in its Discovery showcase.“Princesita” marks Rivas follow-up to “Young & Wild” and is again co-written with Camila Gutierrez, whose blog diary inspired her debut.“Princesses are always trapped in faraway forests,” said Rivas. So the surroundings of “Princesita” are made up
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10 Chilean Directors to Watch

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10 Chilean Directors to Watch
Over the last decade, few countries in international have yielded so many top festival winners as Chile. Some – think Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio – are now crossing over into English-language filmmaking. But Chile’s groundswell of new talent, now dating back a decade, shows no sign of ceasing. Here are 10 Chilean directors to track, some of whom presented news projects at the 2017 Sanfic-Santiago Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Aug. 27:

Francisca Alegria Screenwriter-director

You could see it coming. Few recent Latin American fiction shorts have had a larger impact on the North American festival circuit than Francisca Alegría’s Forastero/Jirafa-produced “And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye” which won three honors at the 2016 Columbia U. Film Festival, played Telluride, Toronto and the New York festival before winning best short at 2017’s Sundance. Alegría’s is now building on the short for a first feature, “The Cow That Sang Its Song About the Future
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Blu-ray Review – Neruda (2016)

Neruda, 2016.

Directed by Pablo Larrain.

Starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, and Mercedes Morán.

Synopsis:

A revered poet and politician is forced into refuge after clashing with the Chilean government. A complicated game of cat and mouse ensues between the poet and the police officer assigned to arrest him.

Taking the conflict between poet and political senator Pablo Neruda and the anti-communist Chilean government as its background, this latest from Pablo Larrain (No, The Club, Jackie) plays out like a metaphysical chase movie, with the rich imagination of the writer being harnessed as a creative suit of armour to protect him and his interests.

During political congress in 1948, Senator Neruda (Luis Gnecco) accuses President González Videla’s (Alfredo Castro) government of betraying the Communist Party and is then impeached and a warrant put out for his arrest. Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet.
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: How a Sundance Breakout Landed the Superhero Gig of a Lifetime and Didn’t Sell Out

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’: How a Sundance Breakout Landed the Superhero Gig of a Lifetime and Didn’t Sell Out
Jon Watts is hardly the first up-and-coming filmmaker to be plucked from the indie film fold to helm a big-budget, high-stakes blockbuster. Nevertheless, the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” director was still surprised when Marvel came calling after his second film, “Cop Car,” screened at Sundance in 2015. Over the past few years, hiring first- and second-time directors to direct massive tentpole features has become standard procedure, from Colin Trevorrow to Josh Trank, Marc Webb to Gareth Edwards. When Watts got the call, he geeked out.

“I was so excited to just go to Marvel,” Watts said. “I actually still the visitor’s pass that they gave me to just get on the lot and everything. I wasn’t expecting any of this. It’s like when Bart Simpson goes to New York and he goes to the Mad Magazine headquarters.”

Read More: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review: Marvel Has Finally Started To Figure Out The
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New to Streaming: ‘Song to Song,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘The Lost City of Z,’ ‘Okja,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

David Lynch: The Art Life (Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm)

Before David Lynch was a filmmaker, he was a struggling painter, whose lifeblood was to “drink coffee, smoke cigarettes, and paint.” That’s what he dubbed “the art life,” and what an image – as featured in the many contemporary photos seen in this new documentary – it is, the bequiffed 20-something Lynch sitting back in his Philadelphia studio,
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Chilean Cinema Punches Above Its Weight

Chilean Cinema Punches Above Its Weight
“We’re there to talk about cinema, not national flags,” Cannes’ topper Thierry Fremaux argued after announcing Cannes’ Official Selection this year. That said, 2017’s Cannes looks set to serve another reminder of one of world cinema’s biggest success stories: Chile’s emergence as a foremost Latin America’s filmmaking nation.

Led by Marcela Said’s Critics’ Week entry “Los Perros,” Chile boasts four films selected across major sections. From Latin America, only Argentina compares in presence.

At Berlin, “A Fantastic Woman,” from Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, was arguably the single most talked-about competition title.

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Cannes’ Producers Network Spotlights 6 Leading Chileans

Since 2012, four Chilean directors — Marialy Rivas, Andrés Wood, Sebastian Silva and Alejandro Fernandez Almendras — have taken Sundance awards; Pablo Larrain won at Cannes (“No”), Berlin (“The Club), Venice and Toronto (“Jackie”). Chilean movies can garner significant overseas box office for foreign-language films and attract prestige foreign producers: “Gloria” and “No,
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Exclusive: The 7 Biggest Secrets From Hook & Emma's 'Once Upon a Time' Wedding: Vows, Honeymoon & Much More!

Exclusive: The 7 Biggest Secrets From Hook & Emma's 'Once Upon a Time' Wedding: Vows, Honeymoon & Much More!
Wedding bells are officially ringing in Storybrooke!

Once Upon a Time's highly anticipated musical episode is almost here, which means that we're just a few days away from witnessing Emma Swan and Killian Jones say "I do" in a breathtaking wedding ceremony. (Trust us. It's perfect.)

Et had the pleasure of visiting Once Upon a Time's set in Vancouver, Canada, last month during filming of the musical matrimony, and we sat down with stars Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue for an intimate and in-depth interview that focused on each and every aspect of their on-screen wedding.

From their "honest" vows, to Emma's "timeless" wedding gown, and their dream honeymoon -- only Et has all the inside scoop straight from the stars of the series! Plus, we've got additional details from executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, as well as Once Upon a Time's head costume designer Eduardo Castro.

So, shall we get
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Sue Maslin readies TV drama 'Fallout', Schumann biopic 'The Variations'

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(l-r) Jocelyn Moorhouse and Sue Maslin on the set of 'The Dressmaker' (photo: Ben King).

Kicking off tomorrow, the Gold Coast Film Festival (April 19-30) will screen 32 feature films from 13 countries, including four world premieres and nine Australian ones, plus a host of shorts, events and filmmaker Q&A.s. The fest will also host a series of 14 panels covering a range of screen industry topics. On April 22, producers Jan Chapman, Sue Maslin and Trish Lake will talk about their experiences in a session entitled .Producing: Money Vs Time...Maslin will also be this year.s special guest at the third annual Women In Film lunch on April 21. Presented by Screen Queensland, the lunch recognises the contribution of women in film and television in Australia. On the eve of the festival, Maslin speaks to If about the push for gender equity and her slate of projects.

What will
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Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacios’ ‘Museum’ (Exclusive)

Gael Garcia Bernal Toplines Alonso Ruizpalacios’ ‘Museum’ (Exclusive)
Gael Garcia Bernal is toplining Alonso Ruizpalacios’ second feature, “Museum” (“Museo”).

Not unlike Ruizpalacios’ breakout hit, “Gueros,” “Museo” is a coming-of-age story, this time within a heist-road movie based on real events in the ‘80s. “Museo” recounts the circumstances behind the theft of pre-Hispanic artifacts from Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology and the shocking discovery that the thieves turned out to be two young men from the suburbs, instead of what was assumed to be the work of an international ring of art thieves.

On board as executive producers are Garcia Bernal, Anant Singh and Brian Cox of Distant Horizon and Moises Cosio of Detalle Films. Distant Horizon will handle international sales.

“We established a relationship with Distant Horizon when we collaborated on Ralph Ziman’s “Kite,” Atom Egoyan’s “Remember” and “Un padre no tan padre,” said producer Gerardo Gatica of Panorama Global who estimates that the
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New Indie Players Score at the Box Office with ‘Colossal,’ ‘Their Finest,’ and ‘Your Name.’

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Two new indie distributors injected some life into the specialty box office this weekend with two unconventional releases.

Both “Colossal” (Neon Films) and Japanese anime smash “Your Name.” (FUNimation) rode positive reviews to strong box office. With more conventional World War II drama “Their Finest” (Stx), three films from non-establishment distributors show impressive arthouse strength.

Read More: ‘Colossal’ Is the Monster Movie No Studio Would Ever Make, And It’s Teaching Hollywood a Lesson

Jessica Chastain vehicle “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” shaping up to be the biggest specialty release so far this year, justified its initial wider run with a solid second weekend.

At least nine of the new limited releases this week also are available on Video on Demand. The only one to see much traction was “Alive and Kicking” (Magnolia), directed by specialty industry veteran Susan Glatzer, marking an unusual documentary presentation from Blumhouse Productions. The dance movie grossed $9000 in five theaters.
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‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Battle Again For Box-Office Bragging Rights

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‘Boss Baby’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Will Battle Again For Box-Office Bragging Rights
The Boss Baby” (20th Century Fox) and “Beauty and the Beast” (Disney) should take the top slots this early spring weekend, but the DreamWorks Animation comedy isn’t guaranteed to hold on to number one.

We’re in the middle of staggered school spring vacation season, so family-oriented films abound. That explains Sony’s release of “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” which looks to do best among the three new wide releases. However, “Going in Style” (Warner Bros.) and “The Case for Christ” (PureFlix) are less predictable with their respective older and faith-based core audiences.

Read More: ‘The Boss Baby’ and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Fight for Second Behind the Unstoppable ‘Beauty and the Beast

This looks like another weekend that will outpace last year’s, when the top 10 grossed $91 million; expect this one to reach at least $100 million.

Alec Baldwin as an overgrown, big-mouth animated infant bested the third week of “Beauty” by $5 million,
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‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larrain Boards Annapurna’s ‘The True American’

‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larrain Boards Annapurna’s ‘The True American’
Jackie” director Pablo Larrain has been tapped to helm Annapurna Pictures’ upcoming drama “The True American,” replacing Kathryn Bigelow.

Tom Hardy remains attached to star. Larrain will direct from his own adaptation of Anand Giridharadas’ nonfiction book of the same name. Annapurna topper Megan Ellison, Bigelow, Matthew Budman, and Juan de Dios Larraín will produce.

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Jackie’: Pablo Larrain Brings First Lady Story to Screen at Right Time

The story is set in Texas in the days following the 9/11 attacks. It follows Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant and Bangladesh Air Force veteran who narrowly survived a killing spree that took the lives of two other immigrants. Employed at a Dallas-area convenience store as he established himself in America, Bhuiyan worked to have his attacker, self-proclaimed “Arab slayer” Mark Stroman, spared from execution.

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas” was published in 2014 by W. W. Norton & Company.
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