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The Hanging Tree

“To really live, you must almost die,” sings Marty Robbins, a lesson learned by Austrian import star Maria Schell. Delmer Daves’ best western puts virtue and faithfulness to the test: Gary Cooper’s distrustful, manipulative doctor hides his dark secrets and punishes those that admire and love him. Yet the ultimate reckoning demonstrates that sins can be forgiven and goodness rewarded, even in a corrupt and lawless community. That’s a fairy tale I still want to believe in.

The Hanging Tree

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Warner Archive Collection

1959 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 107 min. / Street Date January 23, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden, Ben Piazza, George C. Scott, Karl Swenson, Virginia Gregg, John Dierkes, King Donovan.

Cinematography: Ted McCord

Film Editor: Owen Marks

Original Music: Max Steiner

Written by Wendell Mayes, Halsted Welles from the novel by Dorothy M. Johnson

Produced by Martin Jurow, Richard Shepherd

Directed by Delmer
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Preview of Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1

Titan releases Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1 this Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

The bookstore smash-hit returns for a brand-new story, picking up the threads from the most recent bestselling Rivers of London novel, The Hanging Tree!

Peter Grant, apprentice magician and freshly-made detective, tackles supernatural crimes for the London Met, walking the fine line between two world to keep the peace!

The kidnapping of children is something with which Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale are pretty familiar, but this time, the motives aren’t just financial. There’s a far more dangerous game afoot and fox hunting takes on a darker, twisted meaning when Grant and Nightingale set out in pursuit of the kidnappers…

See what happens when PC Grant sets foot outside of London in…Cry Fox!

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1 is out on November 8th,
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From Lollobrigida to Gidget: Romance and Heartache in Italy

Here's a brief look – to be expanded – at Turner Classic Movies' June 2017 European Vacation Movie Series this evening, June 23. Tonight's destination of choice is Italy. Starring Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue as the opposite of Ugly Americans who find romance and heartbreak in the Italian capital, Delmer Daves' Rome Adventure (1962) was one of the key romantic movies of the 1960s. Angie Dickinson and Rossano Brazzi co-star. In all, Rome Adventure is the sort of movie that should please fans of Daves' Technicolor melodramas like A Summer Place, Parrish, and Susan Slade. Fans of his poetic Westerns – e.g., 3:10 to Yuma, The Hanging Tree – may (or may not) be disappointed with this particular Daves effort. As an aside, Rome Adventure was, for whatever reason, a sizable hit in … Brazil. Who knows, maybe that's why Rome Adventure co-star Brazzi would find himself playing a Brazilian – a macho, traditionalist coffee plantation owner,
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Bones Round Table: Who Is Next To Die?

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Blood, bikinis, and neon panthers made for a B-movie gone wrong murder mystery on Bones Season 12 Episode 10.

Our TV Fanatics Ashley Bisette Sumerel and Christine Orlando are joined by Pam, a Bones fan, to debate Aubrey leaving for La, Wendell’s lack of passion, and if anyone will die before the series is over.

Do you think Aubrey should take the job in Los Angeles?

Pam: Yes, he can go far, and he should. He can still be friends with everyone, but he needs to grow and experience what he can do in other departments.

Ashley: Yes, absolutely. I love that he's being offered a promotion, and I think he deserves it.

Christine: Aubrey has really grown on me. If the show were continuing, I’d want him to stick around, but since it is ending, I’m happy he’s getting a promotion and moving on; he deserves it.
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Cowboy

Delmer Daves' easygoing cattle drive western can't make an action hero out of Jack Lemmon, but with fine work from co-star Glenn Ford it presents a thoughtful anti-myth: no glorious rescues or noble gunfights, and the demure maiden doesn't wait for the handsome cowboy hero. With Brian Donlevy (excellent) and Anna Kashf. Cowboy Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1958 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 92 min. / Ship Date February 9, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy, Strother Martin, Dick York, Victor Manuel Mendoza, Richard Jaeckel, King Donovan Cinematography Charles Lawton Jr. Production Designer Cary Odell Film Editor Al Clark, William A. Lyon Original Music George Duning Written by Edmund H. North and, originally uncredited Dalton Trumbo from a book by Frank Harris Produced by Julian Blaustein Directed by Delmer Daves

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Not Delmer Daves' best Western, but a rather good movie, Cowboy
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Titan announce new Rivers of London mini-series: ‘Night Witch’

Titan Comics have announced another highly anticipated new Rivers of London mini series, Rivers of London: Night Witch – written by Ben Aaronovich (Remembrance of the Daleks) and Andrew Cartmel (Written in Dead Wax) with art by Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who, Judge Dredd) and Luis Guerrero (Doctor Who, The Troop) – in stores and ​on ​digital devices from March 16th 2016.

No sooner has the last mini-series, Body Work, ended than Titan announce another comic, set within the world of the best-selling Rivers of London series. This all-new story is a prequel to the forthcoming novel by Ben Aaronovich, The Hanging Tree.

A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon
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Largely Forgotten, Frequent Cagney Partner Remembered on TCM

Pat O'Brien movies on TCM: 'The Front Page,' 'Oil for the Lamps of China' Remember Pat O'Brien? In case you don't, you're not alone despite the fact that O'Brien was featured – in both large and small roles – in about 100 films, from the dawn of the sound era to 1981. That in addition to nearly 50 television appearances, from the early '50s to the early '80s. Never a top star or a critics' favorite, O'Brien was nevertheless one of the busiest Hollywood leading men – and second leads – of the 1930s. In that decade alone, mostly at Warner Bros., he was seen in nearly 60 films, from Bs (Hell's House, The Final Edition) to classics (American Madness, Angels with Dirty Faces). Turner Classic Movies is showing nine of those today, Nov. 11, '15, in honor of what would have been the Milwaukee-born O'Brien's 116th birthday. Pat O'Brien and James Cagney Spencer Tracy had Katharine Hepburn.
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Jennifer Lawrence Belts Out a Hilarious Cher Impression On 'Conan'

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Jennifer Lawrence sure does one heck of a Cher impression!   The "Hunger Games" star, who's currently at Comic-Con in San Diego, stole the spotlight during an appearance on "Conan" with costars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.   After being teased about the success of her single from "Mockingjay-Part 1", "The Hanging Tree", the 24-year-old actress admitted that singing is not exactly one of her favorite things. "It wasn't me," the Oscar-winner admitted. "Singing in front of people is my biggest fear in the entire world!"    But the host and her co-stars wouldn't let her get off that easy without showing off her singing chops to the audience.   "You do break into song occasionally! Is that true? Does she like to break into song occasionally?" Conan asked Liam and Josh. "Yeah she likes to sing on occasion," the Aussie actor teased. "What do you like to sing?"  Lawrence then launched into a rendition
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Watch Jennifer Lawrence Bring Down the House With Her Spot-on Cher Impersonation

Watch Jennifer Lawrence Bring Down the House With Her Spot-on Cher Impersonation
Jennifer Lawrence may have a budding career as a Cher impersonator.

The actress showed off her vocal chops during an appearance on Conan, Thursday, with her Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 costars Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

After being goaded by her co-stars and Conan O'Brien about the success of her first formal foray into music (her Mockingjay – Part 1 single "The Hanging Tree" topped the charts), Lawrence admitted that despite feigning disinterest, she sometimes does enjoy carrying a tune.

"She likes to sing on occasion," Hemsworth, 25, told the audience, before Hutcherson, 22, prompted the Oscar-winner into the impressive rendition of Cher's "Believe.
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Jennifer Lawrence Sings Cher's "Believe," Talks The Hunger Games With Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson!

Jennifer Lawrence Sings Cher's
Is there anything Jennifer Lawrence can't do? After Conan O'Brien hosted The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 panel at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, the TBS host invited Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson to appear on Conan. At one point, O'Brien complimented Lawrence on the success of "The Hanging Tree," which reached No. 1 after a dance version was released from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack. "Oh, it was beautiful," Hutcherson said, to which Lawrence replied, "Shut up! F--k you!" Lawrence said if she had made a fart sound, "It would've reached No. 1." "It wasn't me. Singing in front of people is my biggest...
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Telefilm Canada unveils 15 Micro-Budget Production finallists

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Executives today announced the 15 finallists in the Micro-Budget Production Program for 2015-2016 representing all regions of the country.

Telefilm Canada brass also said at a press conference at Toronto’s Tiff Bell Lightbox that the Talent Fund will subsidise the Program, while Technicolor is offering free digital distribution encoding services to finallists who want it.

This is the third annual round of projects in the Micro-Budget Production Program, which supports emerging filmmakers seeking to produce their first feature-length films.

The scheme places emphasis on the use of digital platforms and developing their potential for distribution and audience engagement. Budgets for these projects must not exceed $250,000.

“In just three years, the Micro-Budget Production Program has already proven it can deliver,” said Telefilm Canada executive director Carolle Brabant (pictured). “It’s discovered inspiring new talent, several of whom have made it on the festival circuit.

“I’m thinking for example of Christian Sparkes, whose film Cast No Shadow
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'Hunger Games' Revolution Continues in 'Mockingjay — Part 2' Trailer

'Hunger Games' Revolution Continues in 'Mockingjay — Part 2' Trailer
The final installment of The Hunger Games film franchise will be unleashed this November, and by the looks of the Mockingjay – Part 2's first trailer, it'll be the tensest yet.

"Make no mistake. The game isn't over," President Snow (Donald Sutherland) says to the series' protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). The film's trailer previews the revolution Mockingjay – Part 1 set up and delivers scenes of hope (Finnick Odair's wedding to his beloved Annie Cresta) and despair (more destruction at the hands of the Capitol, as run by President Snow). Leading the war is Katniss,
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-Ray Review

The main problem with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is right there in the title: “Part 1.” Even at 123 minutes, this is still just about half of Suzanne Collins’ final Hunger Games book, and it unfortunately feels like half a movie as well. It’s an introduction lacking a conclusion, all foreplay and no action, a film mostly concerned with tablesetting for its forthcoming sequel. In other words, it’s half the movie that fans of this franchise deserve.

What’s on offer in this partial outing isn’t bad, mind you. As it opens, embattled heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, brilliant as always) has escaped the clutches of the totalitarian Capitol and is in the keeping of District 13, an area she’d been brought up to believe was long since lost. Now, it’s a top-secret base for those hoping to overthrow the government of evil President Snow
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Film music critics nominate 'Maleficent,' 'Dragon 2' and 'Hunger Games' scores

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Film music critics nominate 'Maleficent,' 'Dragon 2' and 'Hunger Games' scores
The International Film Music Critics Association has revealed nominations for best in movie music from 2014, and prolific composers James Newton Howard ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," "Maleficent") and Alexandre Desplat ("Godzilla," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "The Monuments Men") led the way with seven and six nominations respectively. Film score of the year contenders include just two Best Original Score Oscar nominees: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and Hans Zimmer's "Interstellar." "The Imitation Game" and Jóhann Jóhannsson's "Theory of Everything," however, were both nominated in the drama category. "Maleficent" landed the most nominations for a film with four, while DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" picked up three (each of them another if you count composer of the year honors for Howard and John Powell respectively). Check out the full list of nominees below. Winners will be revealed on Feb. 19. And be sure
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Diane Warren One of Two Songwriters With (at least) Seven Oscar Noms, Zero Wins

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Songwriter Diane Warren earned her seventh Oscar nomination this year for “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights. The song, which will be performed by Rita Ora at the Oscar ceremony, is Warren’s first nomination in 13 years. With a Grammy and a Golden Globe under her belt, she has yet to win an Oscar and is one of two Oscar-nominated songwriters to have at least seven nominations and not a single win. The other songwriter is Mack David.

Warren received her first nomination in 1988 for the song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” which she co-wrote with Albert Hammond, from the movie Mannequin. The song was a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit in 1987.

She next landed four consecutive nominations nine years later starting with 1997’s nomination of “Because You Loved Me” from Up, Close & Personal. Though the song didn’t win an Oscar, it did score a Grammy.
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7 Oscar Nominations We Actually Wanted to See Happen, But Didn't

7 Oscar Nominations We Actually Wanted to See Happen, But Didn't
When it comes to the Academy Awards, there are always snubs that really surprise us -- Jennifer Aniston for Cake, Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler were among the few shut out. And this year, we couldn’t help but lament the fact that Tilda Swinton, Jennifer Lawrence, and others weren’t recognized for their achievements on screen.

Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

The cult hit of the summer was definitely the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film about the world’s remaining population living on a train. Tilda Swinton slayed audiences as Mason, the monstrous spokesperson of the engine’s caretaker who spars with the revolt’s leader played by Chris Evans. Her over-the-top performance may have been too camp for the Academy but her commitment made every minute of screen time worth it.

News: GQ's Names Tilda Swinton Woman of the Year

Best Original Song: Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hanging Tree” for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

While we’re excited
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The top 14 movie soundtracks and scores of 2014

From Guardians Of The Galaxy to Godzilla, and Noah to Paddington, our pick of 2014's finest film soundtracks and scores.

After Gravity blew your eardrums out of the airlock in 2013 with its seamless mix of sound effects and music, it was hard to imagine a film wowing just as much the year after, but 2014 was a year in which movie soundtracks became, if anything, even more intricate, from films about the nature of being a musician to those that replicated the noise of human existence for alien senses.

Before 2014 becomes a distant ringing in the ears, here are the top 14 movie soundtracks of the year.

1. Under the Skin (Mica Levi)

Once you've heard Mica Levi's soundtrack to Under the Skin, everything else sounds both disappointing and even more exciting. I say 'soundtrack' because, like the best movies, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi understands that sound and music are two halves of the same hastily-conceived metaphor.
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Grant Not Gay at All in Gender-Bending Comedy Tonight

Cary Grant films on TCM: Gender-bending 'I Was a Male War Bride' (photo: Cary Grant not gay at all in 'I Was a Male War Bride') More Cary Grant films will be shown tonight, as Turner Classic Movies continues with its Star of the Month presentations. On TCM right now is the World War II action-drama Destination Tokyo (1943), in which Grant finds himself aboard a U.S. submarine, alongside John Garfield, Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, and Tom Tully, among others. The directorial debut of screenwriter Delmer Daves (The Petrified Forest, Love Affair) -- who, in the following decade, would direct a series of classy Westerns, e.g., 3:10 to Yuma, The Hanging Tree -- Destination Tokyo is pure flag-waving propaganda, plodding its way through the dangerous waters of Hollywood war-movie stereotypes and speechifying banalities. The film's key point of interest, in fact, is Grant himself -- not because he's any good,
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Who got snubbed in the Golden Globes 2015 movie nominations?

Who got snubbed in the Golden Globes 2015 movie nominations?
Another winter, another awards season, another opportunity for us all to get good and angry about the injustices of nomination lists.

It's fair to say that the Golden Globes have traditionally been a mixed bag – a moment of silence for The Tourist's three nominations in 2011 – but their unique format also makes them more representative than many ceremonies.

Thanks to the division between drama and comedy/musical, the Golden Globes have room for ten nominees in the motion picture and lead acting categories, which can go one of two ways. Best case scenario, it means that slightly more niche, below-the-radar contenders get recognised. Worst case scenario, it means that The Tourist gets recognised.

In any case, this format means the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has no excuse for obvious snubs. So read on to find out which omissions made us most angry this year, and let us know yours in the comments!
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Week in Review: Chris Pratt could join ‘Magnificent Seven’ remake

As if Chris Pratt doesn’t have enough giant tentpole films to deal with as he rockets his way to the A-list, the Guardians of the Galaxy star is now in talks to star in an actual Western, as opposed to a Western with dinosaurs or talking raccoons. Pratt is set to join a remake of Magnificent Seven, currently starring Denzel Washington, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side). An original draft of the script was originally being handled by True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolato.

Deadline reported Thursday that signing Pratt could be a big step in actually helping the film get made, with the remaining five cast members still to fall into place. Previously, Tom Cruise was rumored to be the lead, with Matt Damon, Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman reportedly courted to join him. Although Pratt is no done deal either,
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