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Review: The National’s Multimedia Epic ‘I Am Easy to Find’

Necessity’s the mother of invention, and just as U.K. racism gave rise in the late 1970s to the activist, mixed-race Two Tone scene, so has #MeToo informed a new wave of indie-rock. For a culture that likes to fancy itself woke despite an ongoing tradition of sexism and sexual predation, it’s heartening to see not only a new generation of women and non-binary artists up front, but cis bros evidently rethinking their work and privilege in gender-mixed contexts. This year, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers teamed up as Better Oblivion Community Center.
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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Sabrina’

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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Sabrina’
Audrey Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 90th birthday on May 4, 2019. The Oscar-winning actress only appeared in a handful of movies before her death in 1993 at the age of 63, but many of them remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hepburn was born in 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1939 after Britain declared war on Germany, and when Hitler’s army invaded in 1940, they were forced to remain for another five years. Hepburn was affected by the occupation both physically and psychologically, witnessing atrocities and suffering from malnutrition when food became scarce. (She would owe her famously slim waistline to this.)

SEEOscar Best Actress Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

Once the war ended in 1945, Hepburn began ballet training in Amsterdam and started appearing as a chorus girl in several musicals after moving to London.
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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Audrey Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 90th birthday on May 4, 2019. The Oscar-winning actress only appeared in a handful of movies before her death in 1993 at the age of 63, but many of them remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hepburn was born in 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1939 after Britain declared war on Germany, and when Hitler’s army invaded in 1940, they were forced to remain for another five years. Hepburn was affected by the occupation both physically and psychologically, witnessing atrocities and suffering from malnutrition when food became scarce. (She would owe her famously slim waistline to this.)

Once the war ended in 1945, Hepburn began ballet training in Amsterdam and started appearing as a chorus girl in several musicals after moving to London. She popped up in small roles
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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Moby Dick’

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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Moby Dick’
Gregory Peck would’ve celebrated his 103rd birthday on April 5, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor starred in dozens of classics, staying active on the big and small screen until his death in 2003 at the age of 87. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1916, Peck made his screen debut with a starring role in “Days of Glory” (1944). He earned his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his second movie, “The Keys of the Kingdom” (1944), playing a Catholic priest spreading Christianity in China. He earned subsequent bids for playing an ex-Confederate soldier in “The Yearling” (1946), a journalist posing as Jewish in “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947) and an Air Force commander in “Twelve O’Clock High” (1949).

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

He clinched the gold for “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), adapted from Harper Lee‘s beloved Civil Rights novel.
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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Gregory Peck would’ve celebrated his 103rd birthday on April 5, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor starred in dozens of classics, staying active on the big and small screen until his death in 2003 at the age of 87. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1916, Peck made his screen debut with a starring role in “Days of Glory” (1944). He earned his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his second movie, “The Keys of the Kingdom” (1944), playing a Catholic priest spreading Christianity in China. He earned subsequent bids for playing an ex-Confederate soldier in “The Yearling” (1946), a journalist posing as Jewish in “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947) and an Air Force commander in “Twelve O’Clock High” (1949).

He clinched the gold for “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), adapted from Harper Lee‘s beloved Civil Rights novel. The role of Atticus Finch, a
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The National Preview ‘I Am Easy to Find’ LP With New Song, Stark Trailer

The National Preview ‘I Am Easy to Find’ LP With New Song, Stark Trailer
The National have announced a new album, I Am Easy to Find, which is available for preorder and will be released on May 17th via 4Ad. The band has also unveiled the LP’s first single, “You Had Your Soul With You.” A stuttering, bright melody and beat serves as an intro to the opening track of the LP, which features longtime David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey’s vocals. “I had only one thing to do/And I couldn’t do it yet,” Matt Berninger and Dorsey sing. “I
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Mike Mills Directs New Short Film for The National Starring Alicia Vikander

Both the subject of their own films as well as peppering the soundtracks of other movies, The National are no strangers to the world of cinema. They’ve now formed a tighter bond with the announcement of their new album, I Am Easy to Find, and a new short film, both out May 17.

The 24-minute short film, a teaser of which was unveiled today, is directed by Mike Mills and stars Alicia Vikander. Described as “a life in 164 moments,” the black-and-white film will arrive on the same day as the album while the Ex Machina star also graces the cover of their 16-track new album. As to the relationship between the album and short, they say, “The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former.”

See the trailer below as well as the first single, cover art, and tracklist. Find worldwide tour info here.
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In Another Blow to Physical Media, Samsung Is Done Making Blu-ray Players

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In bad news for proponents of physical media, Samsung has announced that it is exiting the Blu-ray market. The company said it “will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the Us market” in a statement shared with CNET. Its newest model was released in 2017, and plans to produce a new high-end 4K player this year were scrapped. The move follows a similar decision by Oppo, which announced its own exit from the market last April.

In addition to the fact that streaming movies and TV shows has become the norm over the last several years, Blu-ray hasn’t managed to fully replace DVD as the go-to form of physical media in the way that DVD did to VHS — even after besting the short-lived HD DVD in a format war 11 years ago. Any number of high-profile and/or well received movies have yet to be released on Blu-ray as a result,
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We asked Samantha, Adivi Sesh and others for their favourite romcoms, here’s the list

TollywoodFrom ‘Tholiprema’ to ‘Premam’ and ‘Roman Holiday’, here is what Tollywood celebrities picked as the one romantic film that made a huge impact on them.Hemanth Kumar C RLong before Valentine’s Day was reduced to a punchline, cinema has had a huge influence on how we perceive romance. Starting from the epic romantic tales of the yore to modern classics, there’s quite a lot of stuff to choose from to mark the occasion. So, we asked some of the popular actors and directors from Telugu film industry to name their favourite romantic films. Here’s what they said. Roman Holiday – Samantha, Actor I was in class 10 when I watched Roman Holiday for the first time. Back then, we had a Vcr at home and I must have seen the film at least 20-30 times. My love affair with Audrey Hepburn began with Roman Holiday, and when I was young,
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Yalitza Aparicio could become one of the youngest Best Actress Oscar champs of all time

Yalitza Aparicio could become one of the youngest Best Actress Oscar champs of all time
Roma” star Yalitza Aparicio could make history with a Best Actress Oscar win in multiple ways. Not only would she become the first Mexican woman and the first indigenous woman to prevail, but she’d be one of the youngest as well.

The former schoolteacher just celebrated her 25th birthday on Dec. 11 and will be 25 years and 75 days old on the Feb. 24 Oscar ceremony, which would make her the seventh youngest winner in the category. Three 25-year-olds have won Best Actress: Jennifer Jones prevailed on her 25th birthday on March 2, 1944, for “The Song of Bernadette”; “The Country Girl” (1954) star Grace Kelly, whom Aparicio would dethrone, was 25 years and 138 days old; and Hilary Swank was 25 years and 240 days old when she nabbed her first Oscar for “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999).

Then-21-year-old Marlee Matlin holds the record as the youngest champ, for “Children of a Lesser God” (1986).

See ‘Roma’ stars Yalitza
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Sandy Powell sews up a career record 14 Oscar bids for a living costume designer

Sandy Powell sews up a career record 14 Oscar bids for a living costume designer
Edith Head, the reigning costume designer in ’50s Hollywood who died in 1981 and is the inspiration for “Incredibles 2’s” clothier to the superheroes, Edna Mode, has an Oscar record that will likely stand the test of time: 35 nominations and eight wins, including for Audrey Hepburn‘s dreamy outfits in 1953’s “Roman Holiday.”

But this year, British stylist Sandy Powell has two chances to become the third living costume designer with the most Oscar wins with four. She is up for both the royal romp “The Favourite” and for the natty ’30s-era stylings of the musical comedy “Mary Poppins Returns.” The frequent collaborator with Martin Scorsese currently has three Academy Awards for her work on 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” 2004’s “The Aviator” and 2009’s “The Young Victoria.” If she wins another, she would match Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood‘s record of a quartet of trophies.

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With 2 chances to win a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sandy Powell could go on to make Oscar history with a career total 14 nominations

With 2 chances to win a Costume Designers Guild Award, Sandy Powell  could go on to make Oscar history with a career total 14 nominations
Edith Head, the reigning costume designer in ’50s Hollywood who died in 1981 and is the inspiration for “Incredibles 2’s” clothier to the superheroes, Edna Mode, has an Oscar record that will likely stand the test of time: 35 nominations and eight wins, including for Audrey Hepburn‘s dreamy outfits in 1953’s “Roman Holiday.”

But this year, British stylist Sandy Powell looks to have two chances to become the third living costume designer with the most Oscar wins with four as she is expected to compete for both for the royal pomp romp “The Favourite” and for the natty ’30s-era stylings of the musical comedy “Mary Poppins Returns.” The frequent collaborator with Martin Scorsese currently has three Academy Awards, for 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” 2004’s “The Aviator” and 2009’s “The Young Victoria.” If she wins another, she would match Milena Canonero and Colleen Atwood‘s record of a quartet of trophies.
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Audrey Hepburn to Be Subject of New TV Drama Series (Exclusive)

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Audrey Hepburn to Be Subject of New TV Drama Series (Exclusive)
A TV drama series about the life of Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn is being developed by Wildside, the expanding Italian production company behind “The Young Pope” and “My Brilliant Friend,” with plans to start shooting in 2020.

The Oscar-winning actress was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces of the 20th century and was celebrated for her charm and elegance in such films as “Sabrina,” “Roman Holiday,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “My Fair Lady.” But her life has not yet been portrayed in a high-end skein for the global marketplace.

Wildside, which is owned by global production and distribution giant Fremantle, has announced that its still-untitled English-language show will be based on a treatment co-written by Luca Dotti, Hepburn’s son, and Italian journalist and writer Luigi Spinola. Dotti’s father was Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, whom Hepburn married in 1970 and divorced 10 years later.

Dotti and Spinola co-authored the 2015 bestseller “Audrey at Home,
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Oscar Flashback: The six films that earned three of the Big Five, including ‘Network,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’

Oscar Flashback: The six films that earned three of the Big Five, including ‘Network,’ ‘Million Dollar Baby’
This article marks Part 4 of the Gold Derby series reflecting on films that contended for the Big Five Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted). With “A Star Is Born” this year on the cusp of joining this exclusive group of Oscar favorites, join us as we look back at the 43 extraordinary pictures that earned Academy Awards nominations in each of the Big Five categories, including the following six films that took home a trio of prizes among the top races.

With a total of 13 nominations, the most of any Oscar contender that year, “From Here to Eternity” (1953) towered over the 26th Academy Awards. At the ceremony, the Fred Zinnemann film dominated, earning eight prizes, including three in the Big Five categories. It earned Best Picture, plus Best Director honors for Zinnemann and Best Adapted Screenplay (Daniel Taradash). While Frank Sinatra and
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All 15 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to John Legend (Photos)

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All 15 Egot Winners, From Audrey Hepburn to John Legend (Photos)
Only a select number of entertainers have earned a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony to earn the coveted Egot distinction.

Richard Rodgers, composer (1902-1979)

Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composed, “Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years” (1962)

Grammy: Best Show Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960); Best Original Cast Show Album, “No Strings” (1962)

Oscar: Best Song, “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)

Tony: three for “South Pacific” (1950); one each for “The King and I” (1952), “The Sound of Music” (1960) and “No Strings” (1962)

Helen Hayes, actress (1900 – 1993)

Emmy: Best Actress, “Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Not a Chance” (1953)

Grammy: Best Spoken Word Recording, “Great American Documents” (1977)

Oscar: Best Actress, “The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1932); Best Supporting Actress, “Airport” (1970)

Tony: Best Actress in a Drama, “Happy Birthday” (1947); Best Actress in a Drama, “Time Remembered” (1958)

Rita Moreno (1931 -)

Emmy: Supporting Actress, Variety or Music, “The Muppet Show” (1977); Lead Actress for Single Appearance in a Comedy or Drama,
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The Best Debut Movie Performances of All Time — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday.

From Helena Howard in “Madeline’s Madeline” to almost the whole cast in “Skate Kitchen,” this summer has been rife with unforgettable debut performances from movie stars in the making. With that in mind, we asked our panel of critics to name the greatest film debuts of all time.

Ethan Warren (@ethanrawarren), Bright Wall/Dark Room

Out of any question I’ve been posed for this survey, this one provoked the most agony in narrowing it down to just one. But with my back to the wall, I have to go with a performance so towering, so iconic that it’s sort of flabbergasting to remember it’s a feature film debut: Julie Andrews in “Mary Poppins.” She’d been starring on Broadway for a decade, but being good onstage is no
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Career Breakthroughs: Audrey Hepburn

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. Today we take a look at Audrey Hepburn.

Audrey Hepburn is recognized for her leading actress performances in a number of classic films during Hollywood’s Golden Age, but was also famous for her work as a dancer, fashion icon, and humanitarian. During her four-decade career in film, she became one of the most successful actresses of all time. Hepburn has acted in twenty feature films, with the heydey of her career occuring during the 50’s and 60’s. Her films such as Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Charade, and How to Steal A Million are all considered classics, and Hepburn is appreciated for bringing an element of class and grace to them all.

She made a name for herself by creating likable
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19 Coolest Ice Cream Scenes in Movies, From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Videos)

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19 Coolest Ice Cream Scenes in Movies, From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Videos)
From “It’s a Wonderful Life” to “Wonder Woman,” Hollywood has licked up America’s favorite frozen treat.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

George Bailey bonds with his future love an ice cream parlor.

Roman Holiday (1953)

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck enjoy a sweet treat on Rome’s Spanish Steps.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Bette Davis clutches two ice cream cones on a Malibu beach.

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

John Carpenter’s shocker includes a surprise killing of a girl.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Bob Hope and Fozzie Bear bond over ice cream.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Justin Henry acts out over ice cream with Dustin Hoffman’s divorced dad.

Mad Max (1979)

Max’s wife (Joanne Samuel) fends off a bad guy with an ice cream cone — and a knee — in this dystopian classic.

The Shining (1980)

“How’d you like some ice cream, Doc?”

My Girl (1991)

Anna Chlumsky’s Vada joins a
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First Papillon Trailer Stars Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek

Two of the biggest movie stars in the 1960’s and 1970’s starred in a film called Papillon. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman were household names at the time and together they headlined the movie for director Franklin J. Schaffner, best known for Planet Of The Apes (1968) and Patton (1970).

Composer Jerry Goldsmith saw an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score. The screenwriter was Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus), most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10. Trumbo won Oscars posthumously for The Brave One (1956) and Roman Holiday (1953).

The original poster for the 1973 film is similar with the stars featured, along with their names.

Watch Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek plan their escape in the new trailer from Bleecker Street’s updated version Papillon.

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco”, the film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a
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Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem and Steve Zaillian Team for New Amazon Series

A long-dormant script from Spartacus and Roman Holiday screenwriter Dalton Trumbo has found new life at Amazon with the help of Steven Spielberg and Javier Bardem. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming studio has given a straight-to-series order to Cortes, a new four-hour miniseries based on the life of conquistador Hernan Cortes and how his relationship with Aztec emperor Montezuma shaped the course of history. The series is created for television and written by Oscar-winning Schilder’s List screenwriter Steven Zaillian, based on the screenplay from the late Trumbo. Bardem is set to star. Spielberg …
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