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Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally Rebuild Their Marriage Through Music in First Trailer for ‘Band Aid’

After finding success on primetime television with Life in Pieces, Zoe Lister-Jones has now made her directorial debut with Band Aid, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. With Lister-Jones also writing and producing, the dramedy follows a couple who is looking to rebuild their marriage and finds a way to do so through music. Ahead of a release next month, IFC Films have now released the first trailer.

“If one is familiar with Richard and Linda Thompson’s discography they would automatically be reminded of the once-married musician couple’s “Shoot Out the Lights,” their greatest work together, but also a therapeutic record made during a tumultuous period in their relationship,” we said in our review.”The feelings and emotions expressed in the record felt all too real. Zoe Lister-Jones‘ feature debut — which she also wrote, stars in, produced, and co-wrote the lyrics for the songs in — Band Aid,
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Sundance Review: ‘Band Aid’ is a Heartfelt Showcase for Zoe Lister-Jones’ Talents

If one is familiar with Richard and Linda Thompson’s discography they would automatically be reminded of the once-married musician couple’s “Shoot Out the Lights,” their greatest work together, but also a therapeutic record made during a tumultuous period in their relationship. The feelings and emotions expressed in the record felt all too real. Zoe Lister-Jones‘ feature debut — which she also wrote, stars in, produced, and co-wrote the lyrics for the songs in — Band Aid, tries to follow the same path to varying results.

Lister-Jones plays Anna, a frustrated Uber driver who is married to Ben (Adam Pally), a freelancer that hangs around every during the week in his underwear smoking weed and doing Photoshop designing jobs. Their marriage is rocky, to say the least, with constant arguments over the most mundane of things, primarily doing the dishes. They are lost and bewildered by the prospect of a monogamous life together.
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Band Aid’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Band Aid’
From “Rumours” to “Shoot Out the Lights” and “Dig Me Out,” a number of classic albums have been built on the fracturing of inter-band romances. In Zoe Lister-Jones’ comedy “Band Aid,” our bickering, go-nowhere protagonists attempt to reverse this tried-and-true process, starting a garage band as an outlet to safely exorcise their explosive marital strife. The brainchild of first-time director Zoe Lister-Jones (who also scripted, stars, produced, and wrote lyrics for the film’s original songs), “Band Aid” has wit and nasty charm to burn in the earlygoing, generating enough goodwill to power it through an uneven final act. It ultimately comes across more like a promising demo tape than a mixed-and-mastered final product, but the director displays plenty of chops going forward.

When we first meet Anna (Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), they’re arguing over a sink of dirty dishes, though it doesn’t take long for the dispute to escalate,
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Rita Gam, Former Starlet and Ex-Wife of Sidney Lumet, Dies at 88

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Rita Gam, Former Starlet and Ex-Wife of Sidney Lumet, Dies at 88
Rita Gam, a ’50s film star and founding member of The Actor’s Studio, died Tuesday of respiratory failure in Los Angeles. She was 88. Gam’s credits include “Night People” and “Shoot Out” alongside Gregory Peck, “Hannibal” with Victor Mature and appearances on “The Rockford Files.” Later in life, Gam produced a series on the global film business and a PBS travel show called “World of Beauty.” Gam was the ex-wife of legendary director Sidney Lumet (“12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon”), and a close confidant to the late Grace Kelly, for whom she stood as bridesmaid during the “High Society” actress’ 1956 wedding to Prince.
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Rita Gam, Glamorous Actress in 1950s Films, Dies at 88

Rita Gam, Glamorous Actress in 1950s Films, Dies at 88
Rita Gam, a glamorous actress who starred in such exotic films as Saadia with Cornel Wilde, Sign of the Pagan with Jack Palance as Attila the Hun and Nicholas Ray's biblical King of Kings, died Tuesday. She was 88.   Gam, who was director Sidney Lumet's first wife and a bridesmaid at Grace Kelly's 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier, died of respiratory failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, publicist Nancy Willen said. Gam also appeared opposite Gregory Peck in Night People (1954) and Shoot Out (1971), in William Dieterle's Magic Fire (1955), with Victor Mature in Hannibal (1959) and with

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61 film books that are well worth your time

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Looking for good books about the movies to read? We've got a bumper selection of recommendations right here...

A confession. I actually started writing this article in 2013, and the reason you've only reading it now is that I've made sure I've read every book on this list, save for one or two where I've marked otherwise. As such, what you're getting is a very personal list of recommendations. Each of these books has at least something to it that I think is of interest to someone wanting to learn more about film - or just enjoy stories of movie making.

I've tended to avoid picture books, with one exception, as these ones I've chosen are all intended to be chock-full of words, to relax with at the end of a long day. Which is what I did. There are one or two notable omissions, as I'm still
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Games nobody talks about anymore: Cabal

The forgotten grandfather of the third-person cover shooter? Ryan takes a look back at the brilliant Cabal...

As far as military shooters went in the 1980s, Operation Wolf was the last word. It was loud, brash, and the cabinet had a colossal Uzi 9mm strapped to the front of it. The game was a distillation of the decade's cheerfully excessive action movies: traces of Rambo, Commando and Delta Force could all be found in its DNA.

It could even be argued that none-more-80s movie studio Cannon Films were indirectly responsible for Operation Wolf's visual style and "rescue the hostages" plotline.

The only problem with Operation Wolf is this: it isn't exactly what you'd call strategic. Take away the Uzi, the incredible sound effects and the phalanxes of hapless soldiers, and you're essentially left with Duck Hunt. You can't move around, you can't take cover and you can't avoid bullets
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee’s Top 10 Iconic Dialogues

One of Bollywood’s most serious actors, Manoj Bajpayee, has a long list of successful films in his career and many memorable performances to his credit. He is one of the few actors who have dabbled in various genres of cinema proving his talent in each one of them. Having celebrated his birthday recently, we have commemorated some of his iconic dialogues that have definitely struck a chord with the audience.

How can we forget his performance as Sardar Khan in ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ (2012). That film has so many memorable dialogues. This one below is the one we liked the best.

Here’s another good one from ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ (2012). Told you, the film is treasure chest of impactful dialogues.

The next one is from ‘Satyagraha’ (2013). The film featured Manoj Bajpayee as Balram Singh, a young politician who has a sharp tongue combined with sharper wit.

Yes guys! Its ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ once again.
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Criterion Collection: My Darling Clementine | Blu-ray Review

John Ford’s My Darling Clementine is a prime example of the Great American Western, embodying all that is good and right and just about this once dominant cinematic genre. Now available in a beautiful new hi-def burn by Criterion, this 70 year old horse opera gleams with new life and luster, preserving in minute detail the sweep and grandeur of Ford’s bedrock moralist visions. My Darling Clementine stands as a testament to Ford’s unique ability to balance the mundane with the monumental in perfectly proportioned tension; his laconic cowpokes equally imperiled by a parched, unforgiving wilderness and the dark designs of its human intruders.

While most scripts strive for reduction, My Darling Clementine is a case study in art of narrative inflation. The film takes a relatively minor incident in American history – a violent misunderstanding between two shady factions popularly known as The Shoot Out at Ok Corral
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‘Women Empowered In Support Of Sewa Day’ In Conversation With Vivek Oberoi

Some people talk the talk and others walk the walk. Vivek Oberoi, described as a Bollywood actor, social worker, adventure sports enthusiast, poet, pilot and dreamer, inspired over 120 guests to walk the walk as he does so gallantly at the Women Empowered event in support of Sewa Day on Tuesday July 1st.

The event, all organized in just 10 days, and sponsored by Sun Mark Ltd in association with Sterling Media, was sold out and those present were almost transfixed by the depth of Vivek’s thoughts and left wanting to hear more. The event was to raise awareness for Sewa Day, an initiative to remind us that charitable giving is not always about donating money, it was, many a times about donating time – the concept of selfless service that generations of Indians (and many others under a variety of names) have known as ‘sewa’ was being revived to a mass audience.
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EA Making 'Star Wars' Games: 5 Reasons That's Great (And 5 Reasons It's Not)

We've had a day to digest the news that EA now has the exclusive rights to make games based on the "Star Wars" universe, and that they've, in turn, tapped Visceral and Dice to make new titles with all-new story and gameplay (with BioWare doing... something).

And predictably, we all groaned and fretted about what this would mean for the gaming future of our beloved franchise--"how badly will EA mess this up," we asked. Honestly, though, I'm looking forward to whatever comes out of EA, good or bad. For all their less-than-savory business practices, they've made a habit of assembling great studios and allowing interesting ideas to germinate in them (even if that means we bafflingly have three "Army of Two" games.

So after the jump, check out five reasons to look forward to EA's taking over "Star Wars" along with five reasons to keep that excitement in check.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Shootout and Car Chase Set Videos

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Shootout and Car Chase Set Videos
A shootout and car chase are highlighted in the latest videos from the Rochesterr, New York set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Director Marc Webb also sent out a photo of disabled Spider-Man fan Justin Presciutti getting the chance to meet the superhero himself, portrayed by stunt double William Spencer. We also have a news report that tells Justin's story, and how he came to be on the set that day. Check out the latest action from this superhero sequel.

The Amazing Spider-man 2 On Set: Police Shoot Out

The Amazing Spider-man 2 On Set: Police Shoot Out 2

The Amazing Spider-man 2 On Set: Crash Scene

The Amazing Spider-man 2 On Set: Spider-man Meets Justin

The Amazing Spider-man 2 On Set: Spider-man Meets Justin 2

Day 61. Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Fan. #justinp#spideyroctwitter.com/MarcW/status/3…

Marc Webb (@MarcW) May 4, 2013

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Emma Stone,
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10 Of Our Favorite 'Star Wars' Video Games - May The 4th Be With You!

The Star Wars franchise has a long history in video games, dating all the way back to 1983 when the official Star Wars arcade game first showed up. Things have come a long way since those simple vector graphics lit up the arcade and to celebrate May the 4th we've put together a list of some of our favorite games set in galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron

Star Wars Rogue Squadron gave fans of the beloved franchise the chance to pilot a multitude of iconic starships. Who wouldn't want to blast wamp rats on Tatooine from the cockpit of Tie Fighter?

Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire introduced new characters and gave fans a look at the events in between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. More importantly, we got to fly Snowspeeders on Hoth and get beat up by Wampas.

Star Wars Battlefront
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John Abraham paraises item girls of 'Shoot out at Wadala'

John Abraham paraises item girls of 'Shoot out at Wadala'
New Delhi, Apr 22(Ani): Bollywood's much awaited movie ' Shoot out at Wadala'is grabbing the eyeball because of its three item numbers, which feature Sunny Leone, Sophie Chaudhary and Priyanka Chopra as item girls.

At a recent promotional event in New Delhi, lead actor John Abraham praised the item songs and the three girls of the film.

"The song, the item, the girl the guy everybody and I think he has done the same, Sophie will have a lot of shows to go after this and Sunny we all were very anxious as she is not from here and when we came on set she was like thank you so much for allowing me to do this and I asked her did.
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Movie Poster of the Week: “Those Wonderful Movie Cranks” and the Posters of Andrzej Krajewski

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Above: 1979 poster for Those Wonderful Movie Cranks (Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1979).

I recently discovered the posters of Polish artist Andrzej Krajewski, or I should say that I recently discovered his best work. I had seen some of his work before (and had featured one terrific 1970 design on my Tumblr) but its cartoony style—reminiscent of, and possibly influenced by, the 1960s work of Push Pin Studio in New York—wasn’t really my thing. But I obviously wasn’t looking in the right places or at the right posters.

Around the same time I came across the London-based Polish poster webstore Eye Sea Posters which may not be the most comprehensive Polish poster site on the web (that would be this one) but is certainly the most elegantly designed. Set up by James Dyer two years ago, the site allows you to browse by artist as well as by genre or subject matter,
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Famous 'Ram-Lakhan jodi' returns in Shoot out at Wadala

Famous 'Ram-Lakhan jodi' returns in Shoot out at Wadala
New Delhi, Apr 18: The famous Ram-Lakhan Jodi is all set for a comeback in Ekta Kapoor's multi-starrer action thriller 'Shoot out at Wadala', where Jackie Shroff will play the role of a police commissioner and will be accompanied by Anil Kapoor.

The actors got candid while shooting for their last scene in the film in Mumbai.

"Today is the last day of the film and I am playing the role of a Commissioner along with the inspector. It feels great that we working together after so long. We have done many films together, especially Ram-Lakhan," Shroff said.

"He was a Rangeela inspector then who use to do all the wrong things..
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'How the West Was Won': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic Western

When they say, "They don't make 'em like that anymore," this is what they're talking about. "How the West Was Won," released in America 50 years ago this week (on February 20, 1963) was probably the most ambitious western ever made, an epic saga spanning four generations, 50 years, two-and-a-half hours, five vignettes, three directors (well, actually four), the widest possible screen, and an enormous cast of A-listers, including James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, and Spencer Tracy. It's hard to imagine any movie, let alone a western, being made on such a grand scale today, when it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Naturally, in a production that massive, there was a lot of chaos behind the scenes. Even fans of the movie may not be aware of the off-camera feud between Peck and his director, the technical challenges imposed by the untried widescreen format,
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Podcast: Reviewing 'Side Effects' and 'Identity Thief', Talking Our Favorite R-Rated Comedies

It's Friday and that means we've got some reviews for you. This week the movies are Identity Thief and Side Effects and out of Brad's distaste for the former we discuss R-rated comedies that are actually good. Along with reviews we answer several of your questions and voicemails, play some games and hope we send you into your weekend with some solid recommendations. Now that it's live, I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. As always, I have broken down this episode on a minute-by-minute basis if you would like to skip ahead and below
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Shoot Out Boulder Film Festival

Shoot Out Boulder Film Festival
They were hard to miss as they hurried around Boulder on Friday evening and Saturday, sporting various costumes, carrying props and camera equipment.

The 19 film crews seemingly popped up out of nowhere Friday, then disappeared just as quickly a day later. The frenetic filmmakers were this year's entrants in the Shoot Out 24-Hour Filmmaking Festival, an event in its ninth year in Boulder.

The challenge is cinematic creativity, on deadline. Participants are challenged to create a seven-minute film using only linear editing and incorporating at least five elements from a list of 11 distributed to teams at the beginning of the event -- all in the time it takes the Earth to rotate once.

Judges on Saturday night selected the top 10 films, which will be screened at noon Sunday at a public event at eTown Hall.

"As a filmmaker, I thought it was something that would be fun to do, and it just took off,
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Susan Tyrrell

Actor often cast in sleazy, raunchy roles

Susan Tyrrell, who has died aged 67, had all the makings of a cult movie star. Husky-voiced and eccentric, she was a dissipated flower child, somewhat resembling an underground Shirley MacLaine. No wonder she was cast in outrageous roles in Bad (1976) and Cry-Baby (1990), which gained her fans among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Tyrrell (pronounced Tie-rell), who liked to be called SuSu, was attracted to the bizarre. "I find beauty in the grotesque," she once said, "and in the sweet soul inside someone who has been able to get through their life without being a rat's ass. Such people should be collected, should be swept up immediately and kept in a box of broken people."

One of the broken people she portrayed so vividly was Oma, the pathetic, drunken barfly in John Huston's Fat City (1972), for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
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