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‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ To Open Hamptons Film Festival

‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ To Open Hamptons Film Festival
Films by three female alumni of the Hamptons Film Festival’s screenwriters lab have been confirmed for the lineup of the festival’s 26th annual edition in October. They include Sara Colangelo’s The Kindergarden Teacher, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, which will open the 26th edition in October.

Other alums with films in the initial lineup unveiled today include a pair of pics that premiered this year at Sundance: Ísold Uggadóttir’s And Breathe Normally and Cathy Yan’s Dead Pigs. Yan was also the first recipient of support from the Melissa Mathison Fund, ​which supports female writers.

The festival, to be held this year over Columbus Day weekend October 4-8, also confirmed slots for the Oscar Wilde biopic The Happy Prince, starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Emily Watson, which will screen in the fest’s Spotlight section; and the U.S. premiere of Cannes jury prize winner Capernaum from Nadine Labaki.
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Five Interesting Facts About Harrison Ford’s Son Malcolm

Malcolm Ford is the son of actor Harrison Ford and his screenwriter ex-wife, Melissa Mathison. He was born on October 3, 1987. Although he has very famous parents, there is very little that people know about Malcolm. In fact, there are many people who are completely unaware of him and of who is parents are. However, he is now beginning to put himself in the limelight and forging his own career in the entertainment industry. Here are five things that you probably didn’t know about Malcolm Ford. 1. He Played Himself in ‘Water to Wine’ ‘Water to Wine’ is a

Five Interesting Facts About Harrison Ford’s Son Malcolm
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10 Raiders of the Lost Ark Facts You Never Knew

10 Raiders of the Lost Ark Facts You Never Knew
The movie that started a second successful franchise for Star Wars star Harrison Ford is also one of the greatest films ever made. We all know the whip, the Fedora, the wisecracks, the bad guys, the ex girlfriend, the snakes, and the melting face. Here we look at 10 things you never new About Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

His name is Indiana but he was born in a different state.

His nickname may be Indiana, but Doctor Jones originated in a different state altogether: Hawaii! Longtime pals George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were on vacation when they kicked around the idea for Raiders of the Lost Ark, a swashbuckling homage to the old movie serials that also inspired Star Wars. Spielberg was thinking of maybe directing a Bond film, but made Raiders instead.

Who else could have worn that fedora?

Steven Spielberg wanted Harrison Ford pretty early in the process,
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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: Inside Their Unshakable Marriage

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: Inside Their Unshakable Marriage
Harrison Ford is nothing like Han Solo, the space loner he plays in Star Wars, as evidenced by his busy love life. The 75-year-old actor has had three marriages, one known affair with a famous costar, and a family spanning five kids and four grandchildren.

His performance alongside Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 has shone a spotlight on his strong marriage of eight years to Calista Flockhart, who was by his side during a near-fatal experience shortly before filming.

Here’s a closer look at their romance.

When Harry Met Ally

Flockhart, 52, best known for playing the title character
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Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: Inside Their Unshakable Marriage

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: Inside Their Unshakable Marriage
Harrison Ford is nothing like Han Solo, the space loner he plays in Star Wars, as evidenced by his busy love life. The 75-year-old actor has had three marriages, one known affair with a famous costar, and a family spanning five kids and four grandchildren.

His performance alongside Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 has shone a spotlight on his strong marriage of eight years to Calista Flockhart, who was by his side during a near-fatal experience shortly before filming.

Here’s a closer look at their romance.

When Harry Met Ally

Flockhart, 52, best known for playing the title character
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary

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‘Spielberg’: The 9 Most Surprising Things You’ll Learn About the Filmmaker in HBO’s Documentary
For “Spielberg,” an HBO documentary about the highest-grossing director in film history, director and producer Susan Lacy (“American Masters”) conducted 30-plus hours of interviews with Steven Spielberg. She also spoke to more than 80 of his family members, friends, and collaborators, among them Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Robert Zemeckis, J.J. Abrams, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Drew Barrymore, and late “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” screenwriter Melissa Mathison.

All of that makes for a long movie — it clocks at nearly two-and-a-half hours — but the documentary has its rewards. Here’s the highlights of Lacy’s look at the 70-year-old icon.

There was a pet monkey

“My mom was Peter Pan,” said Spielberg. “She was a sibling, not a parent.” Prior to Leah Adler’s death in February at 97, the longtime restaurateur told Lacy about the time she came across
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E.T. The Extra-terrestrial Returns to Theaters Nationwide September 17th and 20th

After weeks of so much difficult news, here’s something uplifting: This Sunday, September 17, and next Wednesday, Sept. 20, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is back on movie screens for the first time this generation — for two days only! Tickets are available now at www.FathomEvents.com. The classic 1980s story of childhood adventure and fantasy told in Steven Spielberg’s unique cinematic style, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has inspired such massively popular current hits as It and Stranger Things.

Now comes a rare opportunity to see the film that started it all on the big screen, in its original 1982 theatrical version.

Thirty-five years ago, a little lost alien, three million light years from home, wandered into the life of a lonely young boy … and into the hearts of moviegoers around the world. For two days only – Sunday, September 17, and Wednesday, September 20 – moviegoers across the country will have a chance to experience the unforgettable
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E.T. The Extra-terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray Set Arriving This September

It's been 35 years since E.T. first phoned home in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and you can celebrate the film's anniversary with a new limited edition 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray set from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (just make sure you're stocked up on Reese's Pieces).

Press Release: Universal City, Calif., July 13, 2017 -- In 1982, acclaimed director Steven Spielberg created iconic movie magic with his classic film, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the unforgettable and emotional adventure of an adorable alien lost on Earth and the lonely boy who befriends him. Winner of four Academy Awards®, including Best Music, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has become a cinematic touchstone for generations of moviegoers and one of the most beloved films of all time. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the film's original theatrical release with a special gift set, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 35th Anniversary Limited Edition on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray™ + Digital available
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Okja review – giant Korean pig plus Tilda Swinton equals glorious family adventure

Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho has delivered a wonderful film comparable to Et or Roald Dahl in this story of a 13-year-old girl and her outsize pet

How can this movie’s producer - Netflix - ever be content with just letting it go on the small screen? Apart from everything else, the digital effects are spectacular and the visual images beautiful. It’s a terrible waste to shrink them to an iPad.

Okja is a Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s new “creature feature”, rather like his 2006 film The Host. But it’s also a lovely family action-adventure about a girl and the giant hippoesque pig, named Okja, that she has come to love like family. This exciting, charming, sweet-natured movie gives its audience heartmeltingly tender moments showing us their magical life together in the Korean mountains. Then it whooshes us to New York City and a world of cynicism, menace and danger.
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Steven Spielberg Reveals the Story of Harrison Ford's Cameo in E.T.

As you may or may not know, Harrison Ford made a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi film E.T. The scene he shot ended up being deleted from the film, but the footage is online to watch. I actually included it below in case you've never seen.

During a recent interview with Spielberg and actor Henry Thomas, who played Elliot in the film, they reveal the untold story of how this whole cameo came about. Thomas explains:

“When I met Steven, the first thing out of my mouth was I think, ‘I love Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and my hero was Harrison Ford. I basically was just excited to meet Steven in hopes that I would meet Harrison.”

He ended up getting is wish! Ford was dating E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison at the time and when he was asked to do a little cameo in the film he agreed.
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Harrison Ford's Deleted E.T. Cameo Details Revealed

Harrison Ford's Deleted E.T. Cameo Details Revealed
Even some of the biggest fans of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial aren't aware of Harrison Ford's cameo. And for good reason, as it was cut from the finished movie. But now the true story behind this legendary missing footage is being told by those who were there, and it all comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly and their annual reunion issue.

You might think to yourself, where could Harrison Ford have shown up in E.T.? Was he Dee Wallace Stone's unseen Halloween date? Was he part of the research team? No. He was supposed to be part of the iconic frog escape that comes midway through the movie. Alas, his role in this scene has gone unseen for over thirty years.

The scene itself is notable for including a cameo from future Baywatch babe Erika Eleniak, whom Elliot gets to kiss. But when it came time to shoot the scene,
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Carrie Fisher Dedicated Her Last Book To Mom Debbie Reynolds For Being ‘Too Stubborn And Thoughtful To Die’

Carrie Fisher Dedicated Her Last Book To Mom Debbie Reynolds For Being ‘Too Stubborn And Thoughtful To Die’
A sweet joke now takes on a more somber meaning after the tragic deaths of both Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds.

Fisher, who had an especially close relationship with her mother in their final years, thanked Reynolds in the acknowledgments section of her last book, The Princess Diarist. But in true Fisher fashion, rather than being overly sentimental, she made light of her mother’s recent health scares.

“For my mother — for being too stubborn and thoughtful to die,” the late actress writes. “I love you, but that whole emergency, almost dying thing, wasn’t funny. Don’t
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Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Announce the “TCM Big Screen Classics” Line-up for 2017

Fly over the moon. Sing in the rain. Fasten your seatbelts. Make an offer no one can refuse. See classic movies on the big screen!

Gene Kelly will sing in the rain, Bette Davis will fasten her seatbelt for a bumpy night, Marlon Brando will make an offer no one can refuse, Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint will scurry across Mount Rushmore, and Elliott and E.T. will fly over the moon – and they’ll do it all on the silver screen in 2017. Today, Fathom Events and TCM announce their continuing partnership to bring monthly screenings of their “TCM Big Screen Classics” series to movie theaters nationwide throughout the year.

For the second consecutive year, “TCM Big Screen Classics” offers film fans an amazing journey into the magic of movies year-round. Beginning in January, the series presents one or more films each month in movie theaters – all accompanied by specially
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Spielberg at 70: Indy, E.T., and the 1980s

Paul Bullock Dec 15, 2016

From Raiders Of The Lost Ark through to Always - we take a look through the work of Steven Spielberg in the 1980s...

When we look back on Steven Spielberg's career, we'll likely think of his 1980s output as his defining era. Spielberg ruled the 80s, releasing 22 movies as a producer and a further seven as director (eight if you include Kick The Can in the ill-fated Twilight Zone: The Movie). It remains his most active period (though if all goes to plan, he'll surpass it when 2019's Indiana Jones 5 marks his eighth film of this decade). Put simply, Spielberg is the 80s, and recent criticisms that he's lost his magic, exacerbated after the box office struggles of The Bfg, really represent a frustration that he's no longer the film-maker we fell in love with when we were growing up.

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Disney’s The Bfg on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere November 29

Steven Spielberg’S Imagination And Disney Magic Come Together To Bring Roald Dahl’S Beloved Classic To Life The Bfg comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere Nov. 29 This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and Dahl’s personal favorite, “The Bfg,” as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The Bfg,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Nov. 29 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it
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Carrie Fisher Admits to Intense Affair with Harrison Ford on Star Wars Set

Carrie Fisher Admits to Intense Affair with Harrison Ford on Star Wars Set
The relationship between Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia and Harrison Ford's Han Solo was one of the driving forces of the original Star Wars trilogy, which carried over to this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Carrie Fisher now reveals that, nearly 40 years ago on the set, as a 19-year-old actress, she actually had a real-life love affair with Harrison Ford, who was then a 33-year-old married father with two children. This revelation comes as part of an excerpt of her upcoming book The Princess Diarist.

People.com broke the news, with the actress detailing her affair to the website, as People Magazine gets ready to publish an exclusive excerpt from the book in Friday's issue. The actress revealed that she had a three-month affair with Harrison Ford, who was married to Mary Marquardt at the time, while production was under way on the first Star Wars movie. Here's
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Christmas 2016: our DVD and Blu-ray gift guide

Rob Leane Nov 15, 2016

Which films are coming to disc this festive season? What on Earth do I buy for [insert friend’s name here]? We’ve got the answers...

Christmas comes this time each year, and, purely by coincidence, a lot of DVDs and Blu-rays just so happen to be released at the same sort of time. They fit rather well in stockings, don’t they? How convenient!

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If, like me, you’ve a tendency to give and/or receive a few discs each yuletide, read on for our run-through of all the new goodies coming to home release formats this winter...

Out now Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders

One of the surprise treats of this year, Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders
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The Bfg Comes to Blu-Ray/Digital on November 29th

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Roald Dahl's classic story, The Bfg, finally came to the big screen earlier this year. If you missed out on it, or simply want to watch it again, Disney has revealed when you'll be able to take it home with you on blu-ray, along with the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!

While The Bfg didn't exactly blow up the box office when it released earlier this year, it was still and endearing children's tale that brought to life one of my favorite Roald Dahl books. As such, I'm pretty excited that the film will hit blu-ray and digital on November 29th. Check out the list of bonus features below:

Blu-ray & Digital HD:

· Bringing “The Bfg” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The Bfg.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl,
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Disney's The Bfg coming Dec. 6 to Blu-ray, Digital

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Disney's The Bfg is coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD December 6.

This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Matilda” and Dahl’s personal favorite, “The Bfg,” as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The Bfg,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

As dreamers around the globe gear up for World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of “The Bfg,” Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg
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The Bfg Arrives Home for Dreamers Dec. 6

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Burbank, Calif., Sept. 23, 2016 — This month, the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl, beloved children’s author of family favorites like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and Dahl’s personal favorite, The Bfg, as well as World Dream Day, an annual event honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us.” It seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The Bfg, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, on Dec. 6 on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

As dreamers around the globe gear up for Sunday’s World Dream Day, an annual holiday honoring “the dreamer, visionary and innovator in all of us,” it seems a fitting time to announce the in-home release of The Bfg, Disney’s fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring a dream-collecting Big Friendly Giant.
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