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25 triumphant moments from the movies

Robert Keeling Nov 11, 2016

A salute to some of the finest uplifting moments in film, and to cinema's ability to lift your day.

A few weeks ago we published a list of traumatic moments that have appeared in family films. Of course we all enjoyed that waltz through painful childhood nightmare fuel, but the question was raised, why not do a list of slightly more positive and upbeat movie scenes instead? Thus, this: 25 of the most triumphant movie moments of all time.

Everyone has that go-to feel-good movie which they stick on when life is getting them down. Had a bad week at work? Stick Four Weddings on. Football team lose 5-0 and get soaked through on your way home? Time for Baseketball. Leave a tenner in the pocket of your jeans that just went in the wash and thus suddenly realise that life is a never-ending cycle of pain and
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'Braveheart': 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Mel Gibson's Epic

In retrospect, the popularity of "Braveheart" seems like a foregone conclusion.

The movie, which opened 20 years ago this week (on May 24, 1995), won five Oscars, two of them for star Mel Gibson (in his roles as producer and director). The Best Picture winner thrilled audiences as well as critics with its exciting battle scenes, stirring speeches, and sweeping historical narrative of 13th-century Scottish independence fighter William Wallace. At its center is a charismatic performance by the "Lethal Weapon" star, then at the height of his popularity as a box office draw and action hero. It grossed $210 million worldwide. Two decades later, it's still the most famous movie ever made about Scotland.

Still, even though the movie has been a staple for 20 years, there may be plenty you don't know about it, from its generous liberties with history to the R-rated pranks the director pulled on his leading lady.

1. "Braveheart" was Randall Wallace's first produced screenplay,
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Every Best Picture Oscar Winner, Ranked From Worst to Best

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."

The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later.
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Exclusive: Emperor 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette

Exclusive: Emperor 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette
The filmmakers behind the World War II drama Emperor take us behind-the-scenes in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who arrived in Japan in 1945 shortly after Emperor Hirohito surrendered at the end of World War II. Crew members describe how they turned modern-day New Zealand into 1940s Japan to recreate historic moments such as MacArthur's arrival in the country.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture - General Fellers (Matthew Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits...

Special Features:
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Exclusive: Emporer 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette

Exclusive: Emporer 'Revenge or Justice' Featurette
The filmmakers behind the World War II drama Emperor take us behind-the-scenes in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who arrived in Japan in 1945 shortly after Emperor Hirohito surrendered at the end of World War II. Crew members describe how they turned modern-day New Zealand into 1940s Japan to recreate historic moments such as MacArthur's arrival in the country.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture - General Fellers (Matthew Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits...

Special Features:
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Emperor Trailer Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox

Emperor Trailer Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox
Roadside Attractions has debuted the first trailer for Emperor, director Peter Webber's true-story drama that offers history buffs a new look at the American occupation of Japan following World War II. Tommy Lee Jones stars as General Douglas MacArthur, who becomes the interim ruler of Japan after Emperor Hirohito surrenders. Matthew Fox plays General Bonner Fellers, an expert in Japanese culture who MacArthur brings in to determine whether or not the Emperor must be punished for his war crimes. Take a look at the latest footage from this drama based on an incredible true story, also starring Eriko Hatsune.

Emperor - Trailer

Emperor comes to theaters March 8th, 2013 and stars Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Kaori Momoi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masatô Ibu, Nic Sampson, William Wallace. The film is directed by Peter Webber.
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Laura Prudom: 'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair's A Free Woman And 4 More Omg Moments From 'It Girl Interrupted'

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Laura Prudom: 'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair's A Free Woman And 4 More Omg Moments From 'It Girl Interrupted'
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 5, Episode 19 of The CW's "Gossip Girl," entitled "It Girl Interrupted."

Could it be? Has "Gossip Girl" finally recovered from the succession of terribly-written, clumsily-directed cheesefests that populated the middle part of the season? Is it actually making some modicum of logical sense and easing up on the tone-deaf movie homages? Signs point to "maybe" -- with five episodes left in the season, there's still time for the show to go all "The End of the Affair" on us, but I'm crossing my fingers that the rest of the year is nothing but soapy goodness.

Serena's gone power-mad, Blair's still in the midst of a (slightly more interesting) love triangle, and Lola shows signs of being a useful addition to the story. The outlook is good, gossips -- or I'm just suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Either way, read on for
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Laura Prudom: 'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair's A Free Woman And 4 More Omg Moments From 'It Girl Interrupted'

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Laura Prudom: 'Gossip Girl' Recap: Blair's A Free Woman And 4 More Omg Moments From 'It Girl Interrupted'
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 5, Episode 19 of The CW's "Gossip Girl," entitled "It Girl Interrupted."

Could it be? Has "Gossip Girl" finally recovered from the succession of terribly-written, clumsily-directed cheesefests that populated the middle part of the season? Is it actually making some modicum of logical sense and easing up on the tone-deaf movie homages? Signs point to "maybe" -- with five episodes left in the season, there's still time for the show to go all "The End of the Affair" on us, but I'm crossing my fingers that the rest of the year is nothing but soapy goodness.

Serena's gone power-mad, Blair's still in the midst of a (slightly more interesting) love triangle, and Lola shows signs of being a useful addition to the story. The outlook is good, gossips -- or I'm just suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. Either way, read on for
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Paper Heart – Interview with Charlyne Yi and Jake Johnson

Paper Heart is not your usual love story. But after conversing with the human beings that helped create it, that only makes perfect sense. Charlyne Yi and Jake Johnson don’t look like the typical “movie stars” that try to teach us a thing or two about the big ol’ L-word, love. (Johnson may be as charming as I’d imagine Zooey Deschanel to be, but he’s certainly not as good looking). They’re an early twenties duo living in the real world, and their documentary, coming out this Friday, reflects that honestly. Using interviews and actual footage of Charlyne falling for a kind-of noteable guy named Michael Cera, Paper Heart is something that could only be birthed by someone who has probably worn the same hoodie for a year, and expresses herself through puppet sequences (meaning Ms. Yi).

When I interviewed Charlyne and Jake, they seemed as excited
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