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‘Shallow’ makes Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and brings male total to 146

‘Shallow’ makes Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and brings male total to 146
Lady Gaga shared in the Best Original Song Oscar win for “Shallow.” She sang the smash hit in “A Star is Born” and is credited as a co-writer alongside a trio of men: Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson. This win makes make her the 14th woman to take home an Oscar for songwriting. Her co-writers bring the total tally of male winners in this category to a whopping 146.

Two of Lady Gaga’s female predecessors won twice each: lyricist Marilyn Bergman and composer Kristin Anderson-Lopez. Their songwriting partners and husbands number among the two dozen men to have won this award at least twice since it was first handed out at the 7th Academy Awards in 1934.

See 2019 Oscars: How were winners for the 91st Academy Awards chosen?

The first woman to win the Best Original Song Oscar was lyricist Dorothy Fields who prevailed in 1936 for “The Way You Look Tonight,
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Outfit Ideas Inspired by Your Favourite Film Characters

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Films can touch their audience in many different ways. Some make us laugh. Some make us cry; and others give us ideas on what we’ll choose to wear at the weekend. From Gordon Gekko to Dickie Greenleaf, these are the characters that have (sartorially) inspired us the most.

Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)

Ok, so he’s greedy, brash and unbearable at times, but there’s no denying Mr Gekko was a slick dresser. Follow suit and you’re guaranteed to be the best-dressed in the office. We suggest opting for a contrast collar shirt, pleated trousers, braces and a printed tie.

James Bond

There’s a reason we’ve all dreamed of being Bond at one point or another. Not only is he a hit with the ladies, but his suit collection is to die for. Kit yourself out with a tailored two-piece and make your way to Mayfair
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Oscar Flashback: ‘New York, New York,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ snubbed in 1977 Best Original Song race

Oscar Flashback: ‘New York, New York,’ ‘Saturday Night Fever’ snubbed in 1977 Best Original Song race
This article marks Part 14 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1977 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Candle on the Water” from “Pete’s Dragon”

“Someone’s Waiting for You” from “The Rescuers

“The Slipper and the Rose Waltz (He Danced with Me/She Danced with Me)” from “The Slipper and the Rose”

“Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me

You Light Up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life

Won: “You Light Up My Life” from “You Light Up My Life

Should’ve won: “Nobody Does It Better” from “The Spy Who Loved Me

1977 is a tough year to take very seriously in Best Original Song, and not just because of the winner – the sleepy,
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Oscar Flashback: ‘Live and Let Die’ no match for ‘The Way We Were’ in Best Original Song

Oscar Flashback: ‘Live and Let Die’ no match for ‘The Way We Were’ in Best Original Song
This article marks Part 12 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1973 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“(You’re So) Nice to Be Around” from “Cinderella Liberty

Live and Let Die” from “Live and Let Die

Love,” from “Robin Hood

“All That Love Went to Waste” from “A Touch of Class

The Way We Were” from “The Way We Were

Won and should’ve won: “The Way We Were” from “The Way We Were

The title song from “The Way We Were,” composed by the brilliant, Egot-winning Marvin Hamlisch, alongside Alan and Marilyn Bergman, is a dreamy, haunting, immensely moving piece, performed splendidly by the incomparable Barbra Streisand. The film’s leading lady strikes just the right notes here,
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Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think

Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think
“Remember Me” from “Coco” is the favorite to win the Best Original Song Oscar, but it needs to watch out for “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” — not just because it’s a huge hit and NBC is using it as its Winter Olympics soundtrack, but because it’s the Golden Globe champ. Before you scream “The Globes and Oscars never pick the same song winner!”, know that they have agreed the past three years and their split choices are a relatively new phenomenon.

The Globes gave out its first song award to the title track from “Town Without Pity” (1961) — the Oscars went with “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — but didn’t start handing out the prize annually until three years later. The Globes and Oscars matched only once that decade, for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968).

See Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
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Tessa Thompson is Set to Star in a Jewel Heist Film about the True Story of Doris Payne

Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson has landed a great new role that is a perfect film project for her. She will take on the role of Doris Payne, a woman criminal who is best known for her luxury jewelry heists from stores from around the world.

According to Variety, the movie is "conceived as a high-concept action-drama in the vein of Catch Me if You Can and The Thomas Crown Affair." I'm a fan of both of those films, so if this movie ends up being to the level of quality of those films, this movie could turn out amazing.

In her six-decade long career, Payne, who is now 87, would enter jewelry stores posing as a well-to-do woman looking for a diamond ring and ask to see an assortment of items. Using her charm, she would eventually cause the clerk to forget how many pieces were outside the cases and
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Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson to play jewel thief Doris Payne

Variety is reporting that Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson is set to portray Doris Payne in a new heist film described as “a high-concept action-drama in the vein of Catch Me if You Can and The Thomas Crown Affair.

Payne gained notoriety due to a six-decade long career as a jewel thief, dating back to the 1950s, and was the subject of a 2013 documentary entitled The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, which detailed her many crimes and her 2011 arrest and trial for stealing a diamond ring from Macy’s.

After chasing Doris and her story for years— and then keeping this secret for awhile— I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to the screen with CodeBlack & Lionsgate. Beyond grateful. https://t.co/GMfigAdwy4

— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) February 13, 2018

In addition to starring, Thompson is also set
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Tessa Thompson to Star in and Produce Biopic of Jewel Thief Doris Payne

Thompson in “Thor: Ragnarok

“Ocean’s 8” isn’t the only female-led heist story in the works. “Thor: Ragnarok” star Tessa Thompson has signed on to star in a biopic about legendary American jewel thief Doris Payne, Variety reports. Currently untitled, the feature will be produced by Thompson and Codeblack FilmsJeff Clanagan. No word on who will pen the script or direct just yet.

Payne is best known for stealing a 10-carat diamond ring worth $500,000 in Monte Carlo in the 1970s. Her criminal record traces back all the way to the 1950s, and includes many arrests — one as recently as 2017. Payne is now 87 years old. She’s “admitted to having used 20 aliases, 10 Social Security numbers, and nine dates of birth,” the source notes.

The untitled pic is described as “a high-concept action-drama in the vein of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and ‘The Thomas Crown Affair.’”

Payne’s story was
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24 Photos of Steve McQueen That Will Really Get Your Motor Running

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24 Photos of Steve McQueen That Will Really Get Your Motor Running
Steve McQueen died at the age of 50 on Nov. 7, 1980, after suffering cardiac arrest. The Indiana native made a name for himself starring as the rugged antihero in classic 1960s films like Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Magnificent Seven; he was dubbed "The King of Cool" thanks to his good looks - That sandy blond hair! Those piercing baby blues! - laid-back attitude, and penchant for doing his own stunts. We're paying homage to Steve McQueen with a look back at his most memorable (and most handsome) photos over the years. Scroll through to see them all now. RelatedThe Cursed Car That Played a Part in James Dean's Untimely Death
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Scott Reviews Robert Aldrich’s Twilight’s Last Gleaming [Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Review]

There’s a sense I get from a lot of late-1970s American films that following the hope of the early 1960s, the anger of the late 1960s, and the despondency of the early 1970s, a lot of people felt that they had one last chance to truly reclaim the spirit of America, which was arguably on the precipice of being lost forever. With the bicentennial came a renewed focus on the foundations of freedom, democracy, and optimism on which the United States was founded, a realization of how far it had fallen from that promise, and how fast that fall seemed to have happened. We can look back now and see that in many ways they were right. A globalized economy pushed the working class to the margins. Government became limited in its capacity to help and unimaginably powerful in its capacity to destroy. Improved legislation for civil rights
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop (TV’s “Gilmore Girls”), and Jack Weston (The Thomas Crown Affair). The timeless classic was written by Eleanor Bergstein (Let It Be Me) and directed by Emile Ardolino
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Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary – Now on Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition Collector’s Box Set

” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”

Grab your watermelons because Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, along with a special Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set.

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Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on a limited Collector’s Edition numbered box set (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop
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Dirty Dancing Is Returning to Theaters This January

Dirty Dancing Is Returning to Theaters This January
Have the time of your life when the Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, along with a special Limited Collector's Edition Box Set, on February 7, 2017, featuring all new bonus material. The classic will also return to theaters on January 29 and February 1, 2017 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate. Dirty Dancing stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV's "Law & Order"), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop (TV's "Gilmore Girls"), and Jack Weston (The Thomas Crown Affair).

The iconic story of Baby and Johnny's summer love, Dirty Dancing returns to the big screen on January 29 and February 1, 2017 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate. This memorable experience will also treat fans to an exclusive never-before-seen 15-minute sneak peek of the brand-new special feature "Happy 30th Birthday, Dirty Dancing," from the upcoming Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary home entertainment release,
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The Boston Strangler

True-Crime Terror! Richard Fleischer and Edward Anhalt’s riveting serial killer makes extensive use of split- and multi-screen imagery. One of the most infamous murder sprees on record fudges some facts but still impresses as a novel approach.

The Boston Strangler

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Twilight Time

1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 116 min. / Street Date November 15, 2016 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store 29.95

Starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Hurd Hatfield, Murray Hamilton, Jeff Corey, Sally Kellerman, George Furth

Cinematography Richard H. Kline

Art Direction Richard Day, Jack Martin Smith

Film Editor Marion Rothman

Written by Edward Anhalt from the book by Gerold Frank

Produced by Robert Fryer

Directed by Richard Fleischer

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Twelve years ago i wasn’t all that impressed with The Boston Strangler. I thought it too slick and felt that its noted multi-screen sequences were a trick gimmick. I appreciate it more now — except for the name cast,
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Joe and Anthony Russo producing TV adaptation of Deadly Class

Deadline is reporting that Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo are teaming up with comic book creator Rick Remender and Sony Pictures TV for an adaptation of Remender and artist Wes Craig’s Image Comics series Deadly Class.

Written by Remender and Miles Feldsott, with Adam Targum (Banshee) serving as showrunner, the TV series is described as “an unlikely coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of late 80’s counter culture which follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while navigating a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.”

The Russo brothers are currently prepping the two-part Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel, and were recently announced as producing a TV adaptation of Walter Hill’s cult 1979 movie The Warriors, along with a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair and a new Showtime comedy series.
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Russo Brothers Will Bring The Warriors Out To Play On TV

Before gearing up for Marvel’s two-part Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have signed on to develop a TV remake of The Warriors at Paramount and Hulu.

That’s according to Deadline, confirming that the hour-long drama series will offer a new, seralized spin on Walter Hill’s cult classic that released all the way back in 1979 – itself a big-screen take on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. No director is currently attached to the project, though the outlet assures that the Russo brothers plan to “honor the original film while adding its own unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.”

Set against a New York City on the brink of social revolt, The Warriors chronicles a raging turf war that spans from Coney Island to the Bronx and everywhere in between. Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright and Brian Tyler
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The Warriors TV Show Coming from Captain America Directors

The Warriors TV Show Coming from Captain America Directors
Fans have feared that the 1979 cult classic The Warriors was going to get a remake any day now. It is finally happening, only as a TV show. Though, it appears to have some fan favorite directors behind it. The Russo Brothers, who directed both Captain America: The Winter Solider and this summer's Captain America: Civil War, are teaming up with Paramount and Hulu to get the Coney Island Warriors on the small screen in weekly doses.

The Warriors will be a one-hour drama that reimagines the original movie directed by Walter Hill. That film was based on the seminal coming-of-age novel by Richard Price. According to Deadline, the show will honor the original storyline, while bringing in the Russo's 'unique brand of grit, pulp, sex and violence.'

Writer Frank Baldwin will be helping with scripting duties on The Warriors, working alongside the Russo Brothers on each episode. As of now,
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‘Captain America’ Helmers Joseph & Anthony Russo Join Michael B. Jordan To Produce New ‘Thomas Crown Affair’

‘Captain America’ Helmers Joseph & Anthony Russo Join Michael B. Jordan To Produce New ‘Thomas Crown Affair’
Exclusive: Though they will be busy as directors on back-to-back sequels of The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War helmers Joe and Anthony Russo have joined Michael B. Jordan as producers of The Thomas Crown Affair, the MGM remake of the 1968 Norman Jewison-directed remake that is being refashioned as a star vehicle for Jordan following his stellar turn in the MGM/Warner Bros film Creed. Jordan will take on the role of a master thief that was first played by Steve…
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The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 13

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Above: Us one sheet for Knight Of Cups (Terrence Malick, USA, 2015); designer: P+A.Leaps and bounds ahead of the competition, the beautiful new poster for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups was by far the most popular poster (tallied in likes and reblogs) that I have posted on my daily poster Tumblr since last October. Unveiled nearly a whole year after the first poster for the film premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival (that which made my top ten posters of 2015), the new poster retains the arcane and antique feel of that design—not to mention the palm trees—while making it only moderately more commercial with its image of star Christian Bale (albeit upside down and barely recognizable) haloed by a giant harvest moon.Sadly, much of the past month or two has been spent commemorating those we lost: Jacques Rivette, Haskell Weller, Ettore Scola, artist
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Kansas City Confidential | Blu-ray Review

After falling into the public domain, Phil Karlson’s 1952 film noir Kansas City Confidential became unfairly lumped into B-grade bracket, a disservice considering the title’s odd narrative and eventual influence on contemporary filmmakers. Karlson, who would eventually turn to mainstream efforts starring the likes of Dean Martin and Elvis Presley in the 1960s and 1970s, contributed several enjoyable minor noir efforts in the 1950s. These would include 1952’s Scandal Sheet with Donna Reed and Broderick Crawford, Kim Novak casino heist effort 5 Against the House, and that same year’s Tight Spot with a peculiar role for Ginger Rogers. But none have enjoyed the staying power of this particular heist drama, now restored with its most accomplished transfer yet.

Kansas City delivery man Joe Rolfe (John Payne) is at the wrong place at the wrong time when he’s nabbed by the cops as the driver of a heist involving
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