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Exclusive interview: Dakota Fred on the perils of extreme mining in Gold Rush: White Water

Gold Rush fans have got a treat in store on Discovery’s latest spin-off show, Gold Rush: White Water. Stars of the series “DakotaFred Hurt and his son Dustin Hurt are headed deep beneath the surface of Alaska’s McKinley Creek — but getting there and how they fare doing it will be the ultimate reality TV ride. In the new series, this father and son duo work together but do not always see eye-to-eye. They return to the creek with divers, mountaineers, and mechanics in a bid to get gold from plunge-pools beneath the raging torrents. The lengths and heights...read more
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Little Big Man (Region B)

Arthur Penn’s under-appreciated epic has everything a big-scale western could want — spectacle, interesting characters, good history and a sense of humor. Dustin Hoffman gets to play at least five characters in one as an ancient pioneer relating his career exploits — which are either outrageous tall tales or a concise history of the taking of The West.

Little Big Man

Region B Blu-ray

Koch Media

1970 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 139 147 min. / Available from Amazon.de / Street Date September 14, 2017 / Eur 17.99

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam, Richard Mulligan, Jeff Corey, Aimée Eccles, Kelly Jean Peters, Carole Androsky, Ruben Moreno, William Hickey, Jesse Vint, Alan Oppenheimer, Thayer David.

Cinematography: Harry Stradling Jr.

Production Designer: Dean Tavoularis

Art Direction: Angelo P. Graham

Special Makeup: Dick Smith

Special Effects: Logan Frazee

Film Editors: Dede Allen, Richard Marks

Original Music: John Hammond

Written by Calder Willingham from the novel by Thomas Berger

Produced
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Sunset in the West

This charming Roy Rogers oater could reboot interest in vintage ‘series’ westerns. Basically a film for little kids, it’s earnestly played by all concerned and director William Witney’s direction sparkles. The added filip that makes the difference is the beautifully restored Trucolor image — Roy’s wonder horse Trigger is indeed magnificent. I listened carefully, but I don’t think Roy actually says, “Yippie-ki-yay, M_____f____r.”

Sunset in the West

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1950 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 67 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 19.95

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Estelita Rodriguez, Penny Edwards, Gordon Jones, Will Wright, Pierre Watkin, Charles La Torre, William Tannen, Gaylord Pendleton, Paul E. Burns, Dorothy Ann White, Riders of the Purple Sage.

Cinematography: Jack Marta

Color by Trucolor

Film Editor: Tony Martinelli

Original Music: R. Dale Butts

Special Effects: Howard & Theodore Lydecker

Written by Gerald Geraghty

Produced by Edward J. White

Directed
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Brit Awards 2017 Winners List

Brit Awards 2017 Winners List
This story originally appeared on EW.com.

The U.S. may have already hosted their biggest night in music earlier this month, but just across the pond, the United Kingdom is gearing up for their own star-studded music awards show, the Brit Awards, set to begin Wednesday afternoon Et.

The late David Bowie and grime artist Skepta are expected to win big, as both are up for best british male and british album of the year at the ceremony, hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis.

In addition to a tribute to British legend George Michael, the show will
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Science of Scares: Horror Movies to Help Get You Through Thanksgiving Dinner

“To commemorate a past event, you kill and eat an animal. It’s a ritual sacrifice. With pie.” ~ Anya, “Pangs” Season 4, Episode 8 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Halloween is my favorite holiday, but really, Thanksgiving is the most terrifying of traditional American celebrations. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a holiday built on giving thanks, but in addition to its ritual animal sacrifice, the holiday is a bitter and ironic celebration of the tragic history of the American Indian population. In light of what is happening right now with the Dakota Access Pipeline, and increasing tensions post-election, many may be preparing for a Thanksgiving Thunderdome rather than a celebration of compromise. Adele, paper turkeys made out of handprints, and Diy cornucopias may not be enough to save us this year. My solution: horror movies.

“Let’s just try to have a nice time. Think about all the things you’re thankful for.
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3 Bad Men

What's this? John Ford's last silent western is as exciting and entertaining as his later classics. A trio of horse thieves turn noble when given the responsibility of a young woman lost on the prairie; Ford gives the show comedy, drama and spectacle. 3 Bad Men Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1926 / B&W / 1:33 Silent Ap. / 92 min. / Street Date August 23, 2016 / 29.95 Starring George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Lou Tellegen, Tom Santschi, J. Farrell MacDonald, Frank Campeau, Priscilla Bonner, Otis Harlan, Phyllis Haver, Georgie Harris, Alec Francis, Jay Hunt . Cinematography George Schneiderman Original Music Dana Kaproff (2007) Written by John Stone, Ralph Spence, Malcolm Stuart Boylan from a novel by Herman Whittaker Produced and Directed by John Ford

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

What a great discovery! Last year Kino brought us a good-looking disc of John Ford's Hurricane and now they take the bold step of issuing one of the director's oldest intact features,
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Howard Hughes Reviews "Cattle Drive", "Calamity Jane & Sam Bass" And "Black Horse Canyon" UK DVD Releases From Simply Media

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Unbridled Passion by Howard Hughes

Following the release in March of ‘A Man Called Gannon’ (1968), Simply Media in the UK continue to release more Universal-International westerns, this time of 1940s and ‘50s vintage. The new releases, out on 18 April, are ‘Calamity Jane & Sam Bass’ (1949), ‘Cattle Drive’ (1951) and ‘Black Horse Canyon’ (1954). This trio of films are literally ‘Horse Operas’, with the accent on thoroughbred steeds and their importance and role in the working west. Be they cattle drovers, stock breeders or outlaws, where would any of them be without the horse? The answer, of course, is walking.

I’ll review the DVDs in the order I watched them. First up is ‘Cattle Drive’, a 1951 western directed by Kurt Neumann. Chester Graham Jnr (Dean Stockwell), the spoilt, arrogant son of railroad magnet Chester Graham Snr (Leon Ames), is accidentally left behind when the train he is travelling on makes a water stop.
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Interview: Wamg Talks To Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

Coming to theater on April 3rd is the film Effie Gray.

The film explores the fascinating, true story of the relationship between Victorian England’s greatest mind, John Ruskin, and his teenage bride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray, who leaves him for the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.

Dakota Fanning stars as Effie Gray Ruskin. The cast includes Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Sir Derek Jacobi and Robbie Coltrane.

The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time) and Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree Of Life and Voyage Of Time).

Producer Donald Rosenfeld spent 1987 to 1998 as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, in charge of the financing
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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry

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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry
Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax,
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‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Ferris Bueller’ & More Added To National Film Registry

‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Ferris Bueller’ & More Added To National Film Registry
Spanning the years 1913-2004, the 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2014 include Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The annual selection helps to ensure that the movies will be preserved for all time. This year’s list brings the number of films in the registry to 650.

Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:

2014 National Film Registry
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Movie News: Golden Age Movie Star Lauren Bacall Dies at 89

New York – She had it all. Just like Bogie and, well, her. Lauren “Betty” Bacall accidentally became a movie actress, but that accident led to stardom, two marriages to famous actors and a long life of award winning performances. The 89-year-old star died of a stroke in New York City on August 12th.

She thought her marriage to Humphrey Bogart – who was 26 years older than her – would be her epitaph, but Bacall had so much more going for her through her career, she forged ahead and established her own identity. In that second act, it was the stage that became her main calling, as she won Tony Awards for her lead performances in “Applause” and “Woman of the Year” on Broadway. Her husky voiced, independent style was broadly appealing, especially in her early co-starring roles with Bogart.

Bogie and Bacall in ‘The Big Sleep

Photo credit: Warner Home Video

Lauren Bacall
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You've been Djangoed! Ten Spaghetti Cowboys that shaped the genre

Keeping up with his career plan of paying homage to every film genre going, Quentin Tarantino has moved onto the spaghetti western with Django Unchained (2012). It’s not a remake of the pasta classic Django (1966), or indeed a spaghetti western, but it has clearly taken its inspiration from those violent Italian productions that swamped the late sixties.

Hollywood may have dominated the field since the beginning of motion pictures but European westerns are not exactly new; the earliest known one was filmed in 1910. Sixties German cinema made good use of Kay May’s western heroes Shatterhand and Winnetou, and the British produced The Savage Guns (1961), Hannie Caulder (1971), A Town Called Bastard (1971), Catlow (1971), Chato’s Land (1972) and Eagle’s Wing (1979). When the genre showed signs of flagging in the mid-sixties, a clever Italian director named Sergio Leone took it upon himself to reinvent the western – spaghetti style!

What made the spaghettis
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2013 Miss America pageant live blog: All the glitz and glamour

It's that time of year again -- the Miss America pageant is back. It's our favorite of all the beauty pageants because it has a talent competition. Fingers crossed for a yodeling ventriloquist like Alyse Eady from two years ago, or someone who plays the water glasses like in "Miss Congeniality."

The preliminary results are in from the first three days of competition. Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, Miss Maryland Joanna Guy and Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau have topped the first round of talent competitions. Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers, Miss Illinois Megan Ervin and Miss Washington Mandy Schendel have won the first round of swimsuit competitions.

It'll remain to be seen if any of those early winners will advance to the Top 10. Check back here at 9 p.m. Et/Pt for our live blog of all the teeth and tiaras.

9:00 -- We kick things off with the National
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Nick Offerman's List Of American Things To Do This 4th

Nick Offerman's List Of American Things To Do This 4th
There's a case to be made for Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation" as the most rugged, manly character on TV right now, but his stiffest competition if arguably (and fittingly) Nick Offerman, the guy who plays him. So in honor of the Fourth of July this coming Wednesday,GQ asked the handy, prolifically-mustached actor to think of the 25 most American things someone could do to celebrate. Because whether it's coming from Ron or Nick, you know it's going to be legitimate.

Sparklers and goofy teeshirts need not apply. Here are some of his hardcore patriotic suggestions for you:

1. Shoot your own dinner entrées.

2. Drink American beer while it's fresh.

3. Carry a sidearm into church.

4. Shave your pubes into an American eagle.

5. Place a beef-jerky bouquet on John Wayne's grave.

6. Drive an appropriately sized truck.

7. Read the national edition of USA Today.

8. Make a healthy living simply playing the children's game of soccer.
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Nick Offerman's 25 Most American Activities

Nick Offerman's 25 Most American Activities
Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman has created one of the small screen's most patriotic characters, ever, in Ron Swanson.

Related - What's Next For Parks & Rec?

Now, for the July issue of GQ, Nick's offered up a list of the 25 Most American Things You Can Do on Independence Day, and while the whole list is worth clicking over to (here), these are my 10 favorite suggestions:

1. Shoot your own dinner entrees.

3. Carry a sidearm into church.

5. Place a beef-jerky bouquet on John Wayne's grave.

9. Visit the historical home of Laura Ingalls Wilder and drink a half pint of Old Darlin'.

10. Urinate in North Dakota.

17. Appreciate firsthand the natural beauty of American women, particularly my American wife.

18. Not hear any Dutch accents.

19. Stand at the northern border and pass gas into Canada.

22. Catch a largemouth bass, release it, then drive to McDonald's in a Hummer and step up to a delicious McRib.

24. Become obese, then
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Jaimie Etkin: 'The Voice' Recap: Season 2 Blind Auditions Continue

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Jaimie Etkin: 'The Voice' Recap: Season 2 Blind Auditions Continue
We're back for the second installment of "The Voice's" blind auditions. It's the first two-hour episode of Season 2 so if there wasn't enough of Christina's boobs, Adam boastfulness, or Cee Lo's studded attire last night, you are indeed in luck.

My sister, who will be recapping with me from this point forward, is looking for more of two things in particular: 1. Blake and 2. Cee Lo's kitty, who we've recently learned is named Purrrfect.

The show opens with Carson Daly's increasingly skinny head only introducing the judges and their Prince medley.

Chelsey: "‪Adam Levine's in a tank top and Cee Lo's in sequins, so all is right in the world‬."

Jaimie: "He's like Bedazzle-Me Elmo"

Chelsey: "‪Whenever Cee Lo doesn't wear sunglasses, I remember why Cee Lo wears sunglasses‬."

‪Cee Lo's fittingly sunglasses-inducing ensemble aside, Blake stars off shaky, which we can only attribute to his denim-on-denim ensemble.
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The Voice Review: I Want The Line

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Maybe it's because we haven't had time to get annoyed by the coaches, or maybe it's simply that Adam, Blake, Cee Lo and Christina seem to be having such a genuinely fun time together, but The Voice returned with a second night of Blind Auditions that was just as entertaining as Sunday's season premiere.

Between the coaches goading each other to turn around for less than stellar acts, Blake taking bows after being told he's good looking, and even Cee Lo's ridiculous reading glasses, there was a lot of fun being had in those giant red swivel chairs.  My favorite, though, had to be Blake's admission that the contestants were getting "fooled by flash and boobs" in reference to Christina getting chosen a number of times early on.

Like Sunday night, the talent kept pouring in over the course of this two-hour event, as each coach picked up two more
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'The Voice' Season 2 Continues With Angie Johnson, Jamar Rogers

Judges Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green kick off second episode with a Prince medley.

By John Mitchell

Cee Lo Green on "The Voice"

Photo: NBC

The blind auditions continued on Monday night's (February 6) two-hour episode of "The Voice," with each judge picking up two more contestants to fill out the 12-person teams they'll take to the battle phase later in the season.

The episode opened with a flashy medley of Prince hits "1999," "Little Red Corvette" and "Kiss" performed by judges Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, before the crew got right to business with the auditions.

Team Christina

Aguilera picked up two acts, including the evening's first performers: platonic duo the Line. The pair's rendition of Tom Petty's "American Girl" got all four judges' attention, but despite much protest from Shelton, they picked Aguilera. Shelton later told the camera he
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Review: The Mr. Monster trilogy by Dan Wells

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John Wayne Cleaver is not a serial killer; he wants you to know that up front. He’s also not, sadly, a typical American teenager, though he somewhat wishes that he could be. Thirdly, he’s not officially a sociopath — that diagnosis can only be given to an adult, and John is only fifteen. What he has is instead called Antisocial Personality Disorder — he has an almost complete lack of empathy, simply not understanding what other people’s emotions are or connecting with them directly.

So John has to work his way through life by intellectually building models of what he thinks people are feeling, and of how he should respond to those feelings, and continually adapting his models to get closer to reality. He’s not all that good at it at the beginning of I Am Not A Serial Killer, the first novel he narrates, but give him
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The Coen brothers: the cartographers of cinema

From Texas to New York to Minnesota, and now, with True Grit, to the old west – the Coen brothers' career has been spent mapping the history and geography of America. Tom Shone meets them.

In the gilded hospitality suite of New York's Ritz-Carlton, the Coen brothers are pondering their success. "We are part of the system more than you would suspect," says Ethan, the younger, more combative (and, one suspects, more emotional) of the two brothers. "We are like Hollywood insiders now. It's really weird."

This draws a nod from Joel, the older, more laconic one. (You could imagine him playing bass for Patti Smith.) "One day you wake up and you realise that's happened and it's a shock," he says. "You find yourself at the Academy awards, or wherever the hell it is, and suddenly you know all these people. And you think: 'How the fuck did I get here?
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