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Spielberg's "Montezuma"

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television continues to develop a four-hour miniseries based on Spanish 'conquistador' 'Hernán Cortés' (Javier Bardem), written by Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") based on an unproduced screenplay by 1950's Hollywood blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Spartacus"):

Trumbo's original script "Montezuma", explored the relationship between 'Cortes' and 'Montezuma II' (1460–1520), the ninth 'Aztec' emperor, killed during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, bolstered by an army of more than 200,000 natives opposed to the Aztec regime.

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Beauty vs Beast: Fashion, Disasters

Jason from Mnpp here with another edition of "Beauty vs Beast" -- the year 1972 is the "Year of the Month" at Tfe for August and coincidentally I'd just listed my favorite films of 1972 over on my own site recently. There I chose five fave films but it's not hard for me to narrow it down further and choose my absolute favorite from that bunch - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant is my favorite Fassbinder (which is saying quite a bit given my love for Fassbinder) and it stars my favorite Fassbinder actress (I'm Team Margit from way back) in a lesbian bed death match with Everybody Else's Favorite Fassbinder Actress (Hanna Schygulla as the beautiful user Karin)... which makes it perfect for one of these polls!

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Previously We wish The Fugitive a happy 25 last week and y'all tossed your lot in with the man accused,
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Operation Finale Trailer #2: Oscar Isaac Hunts Hitler's Deadliest Soldier

Operation Finale Trailer #2: Oscar Isaac Hunts Hitler's Deadliest Soldier
Before he gets back to hunting and killing First Order Troopers as Poe Dameron in Star Wars 9, Oscar Isaac is taking out a few moments to go hunt Nazi scum in the new thriller Operation Finale. The second and finale trailer has arrived from MGM. And it's so intense, you may need dental surgery after watching it.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures dropped the final trailer for Operation Finale very early this morning. The film, directed by Chris Weitz, stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Joe Alwyn, Haley Lu Richardson, Greta Scacchi and Lior Raz.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures' razor-sharp thriller, Operation Finale, brings to life one of the most daring covert operations in modern history. Starring Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, the film vividly captures the ingenious and brilliantly executed mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust.

Operation Finale Trailer #2: Oscar Isaac Hunts Hitler's Deadliest Soldier

Operation Finale Trailer #2: Oscar Isaac Hunts Hitler's Deadliest Soldier
Before he gets back to hunting and killing First Order Troopers as Poe Dameron in Star Wars 9, Oscar Isaac is taking out a few moments to go hunt Nazi scum in the new thriller Operation Finale. The second and finale trailer has arrived from MGM. And it's so intense, you may need dental surgery after watching it.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures dropped the final trailer for Operation Finale very early this morning. The film, directed by Chris Weitz, stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Joe Alwyn, Haley Lu Richardson, Greta Scacchi and Lior Raz.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures' razor-sharp thriller, Operation Finale, brings to life one of the most daring covert operations in modern history. Starring Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac, the film vividly captures the ingenious and brilliantly executed mission to capture Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust.
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Liam Neeson Traded His Broadway Seat So He Wouldn't Block Views

Liam Neeson Traded His Broadway Seat So He Wouldn't Block Views
Actor Liam Neeson attended the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Wednesday evening to watch a performance of The Iceman Cometh, which stars Denzel Washington. Being a famous actor, Neeson was given excellent seats to catch the show, but realized that his 6-foot-4 tall body may have obstructed the view of people sitting behind him. So, he decided to get up and switch seats with a couple who were sitting further back. Neeson went from the front of the house back into the cheap seats so that others could enjoy Denzel Washington on Broadway.

The Irish actor isn't known as the most favorite dad in Ireland for no reason. In a recent poll, Liam Neeson took number one as "Favorite Dad," beating out former President Barack Obama, Irish President Michael D Higgins, rugby star Johnny Sexton, and The Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. On the other side of the spectrum,
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When I Just Need to Sob by Myself, Here Are the 6 Movies I Watch

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When I Just Need to Sob by Myself, Here Are the 6 Movies I Watch
I'll just come right out and admit it - I'm not usually a crier, which is why my favorite movies are the sad ones. I consider it a success if I'm left blubbering in my seat at a theater, or even better, wrapped up in a blanket surrounded by tear-stained tissues. Letting go of your emotions can be therapeutic, and sometimes all you need is a little cinematic push! But a supersad movie isn't an experience easily shared with family and friends, so I tend to watch most of these heart-wrenching films on my own.

When I'm making my pick for a solo movie night, I gravitate toward sad movies that aren't too dark and depressing. It might seem counterintuitive, but I'll select movies that will make me tear up, yes, but also contain some sort of "hopeful" theme to keep me from losing it altogether. The movies don't need
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'Jurassic Park' at 25: How Spielberg's Dinos-Run-Wild Blockbuster Changed the Game

'Jurassic Park' at 25: How Spielberg's Dinos-Run-Wild Blockbuster Changed the Game
Pop culture wouldn't be the same if Michael Crichton had never gone to Disneyland.

It was while watching the animatronic Abraham Lincoln at the park's Hall of Presidents that he began dreaming up Westworld, his 1973 movie and the inspiration for the hit HBO series about murderous robot cowboys. For Crichton, there was seemingly no technological advance he couldn't use to fearful effect – and he was never one not to use every part of a good idea. He'd revisit the idea of a theme park gone awry with his 1990 novel Jurassic Park,
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When I Just Need to Sob by Myself, Here Are the 6 Movies I Watch

I'll just come right out and admit it - I'm not usually a crier, which is why my favorite movies are the sad ones. I consider it a success if I'm left blubbering in my seat at a theater, or even better, wrapped up in a blanket surrounded by tear-stained tissues. Letting go of your emotions can be therapeutic, and sometimes all you need is a little cinematic push! But a supersad movie isn't an experience easily shared with family and friends, so I tend to watch most of these heart-wrenching films on my own.

When I'm making my pick for a solo movie night, I gravitate toward sad movies that aren't too dark and depressing. It might seem counterintuitive, but I'll select movies that will make me tear up, yes, but also contain some sort of "hopeful" theme to keep me from losing it altogether. The movies don't need
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Career Breakthroughs: Steven Spielberg

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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. First up, Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg is perhaps the most well-known movie director and producer in all of film. He is best known for making entertaining pictures which appeal to a wide audience. Examples of these films include Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park, E.T., and War of the Worlds. However, his films have not only found widespread popular appeal, but many of them are also critically acclaimed. Spielberg has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning twice for Best Director, and once for Best Picture. Some of his best known critically acclaimed films include Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Lincoln, Munich, and Schindler's List. Altogether he has been involved as director in 32 feature films which have grossed more than $10 billion total at the domestic box office when adjusted for inflation.
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Liam Neeson Joins the New 'Men In Black'; Here's Everything We Know

Liam Neeson is taking a break from his usual set of thrillers to join another sci-fi franchise. The actor best known for his roles in the Star Wars, Dark Knight and Taken series, as well as his Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler's List, is in talks to join the Men In Black spin-off/reboot, possibly titled Mib, which is coming to theaters next year. According to Variety, Neeson would play the head of the UK office of the Mib, basically the British counterpart to Rip Torn's character in the original trilogy. Presumably this will be a comedic part for the generally serious actor, though he could also be a straight man opposite the movie's two standout leads.  Find out more about the existing cast members and everthing else we know about the new Men in...
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Liam Neeson Joins the New 'Men In Black'; Here's Everything We Know

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Liam Neeson is taking a break from his usual set of thrillers to join another sci-fi franchise. The actor, best known for his roles in the Star Wars, Dark Knight and Taken series, as well as his Oscar-nominated performance in Schindler's List, is in talks to join the Men In Black spin-off/reboot, possibly titled Mib, which is coming to theaters next year. According to Variety, Neeson would play the head of the UK office of the Mib, basically the British counterpart to Rip Torn's...

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The Forgotten: Death Complex

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Juraj Herz, the great Czech filmmaker who died Monday, is best known for 1969's The Cremator, and had a long association with black comedy, horror, and dark fantasy. His work deserves to be better known: certainly The Night Overtakes Me deserves to be seen in something better than the fuzzy off-air recording I was able to see.Like many of his peers, Herz had a shaky relationship with the government censors under communist rule, and had been formally banned from making films in the mid-eighties. Then he heard that a project was in the pipeline dealing with the communist teacher Jožka Jabůrková, who perished in Ravensbrück. Herz had been trying for years to make a film about this notorious Nazi concentration camp, on account of his own imprisonment there as a child of ten. His original desire had been to make a kind of black comedy: whenever he got together with fellow survivors,
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"Conquistador"

Amazon Studios will finance a four-hour miniseries based on the saga of Spanish 'conquistador' 'Hernán Cortés' (Javier Bardem), to be written by Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") based on an unproduced script by 1950's Hollywood blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo ("Spartacus") for Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television:

Trumbo's original script "Montezuma", explored the relationship between 'Cortes' and 'Montezuma II' (1460–1520), the ninth 'Aztec' emperor, killed during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, bolstered by an army of more than 200,000 natives opposed to the Aztec regime.

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'Scarface' Reunion Planned for Tribeca Film Festival

'Scarface' Reunion Planned for Tribeca Film Festival
Anniversary screenings featuring the cast and crew of Scarface and Schindler's List will highlight this year's slate at the Tribeca Film Festival, which returns to New York for the 17th time next month.

To mark the 35th anniversary of Scarface, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and director Brian De Palma will reunite at the Beacon Theatre on April 19th to screen the 1983 gangster epic and talk about the film and its lasting impact. Pacino previously took part in The Godfather reunion at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

On April 26th at the same venue,
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Ready Player One Parody Posters Get Trashed on Twitter

Those familiar with Warner Bros.' Ready Player One already know that the movie leans rather heavily on nostalgia from classic 1980s and 1990s films, but a dozen new parody posters may have taken things too far. Instagram user Jeff Avery noticed a series of posters for Ready Player One where the avatars of the main characters are implemented into posters from beloved films such as The Matrix, Bullitt, The Goonies and many more, with the full high-res versions surfacing later online. While some think it's good, harmless fun, others have taken to Twitter to bash these posters, all of which you can see below.

The full set of posters also include parodies of the classic posters from Risky Business, Labyrinth, The Lost Boys, The Breakfast Club, The Iron Giant (which actually appears in the film itself), Rambo: First Blood Part II, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner and Back to the Future.
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Olympian Gus Kenworthy Calls South Korean Dog-Meat Farm ‘Saddest Place I’ve Ever Been’

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Olympian Gus Kenworthy Calls South Korean Dog-Meat Farm ‘Saddest Place I’ve Ever Been’
U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy denounced a South Korean dog-meat farm as “inhumane” after visiting one while attending the 2018 Winter Olympics. Kenworthy (above left, with Shaun White), his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas and an Associated Press news crew visited the farm in Siheung, South Korea, on Friday. “It’s one of the saddest places I’ve ever been,” the 2014 Olympic silver medalist said. “I’m honestly feeling heartbroken.” Also Read: German Olympic Figure Skater Ripped for Using 'Schindler's List' Score: 'Bad Music Choice' After his last outing at the Olympics four years ago, Kenworthy rescued five stray dogs from the streets of Sochi, Russia. According to the AP, neither...
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Ratings: Univision Awards Show ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’ Runs Runner-Up to NBC’s Olympics

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Ratings: Univision Awards Show ‘Premio Lo Nuestro’ Runs Runner-Up to NBC’s Olympics
Univision earned a rare silver medal in the key TV ratings demographic on Thursday, airing its 30th “Premio Lo Nuestro” awards show. NBC’s Pyeongchang Olympics again earned gold outright. CBS reruns dropped ABC’s original “Bachelor” programming, which included the two-hour season finale to “Bachelor Winter Games.” NBC was first in ratings with a 3.4 rating/13 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 14.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. The Olympic Games ran throughout primetime. Also Read: German Olympic Figure Skater Ripped for Using 'Schindler's List' Score: 'Bad Music Choice' Univision was second in ratings with a...
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German Figure Skater Nicole Schott Performs to 'Schindler's List' Score at Winter Olympics

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A German figure skater twirling to the score from "Schindler's List" -- how could she Nazi see the backlash coming? Yup, Nicole Schott performed her long program Thursday in Pyeongchang to the song that instantly reminds people of the Holocaust ... the disdain from Winter Olympics viewers was immediate. As one person so eloquently put it ... "Abort Abort Abort!" The German figure skater is skating to music from Schindler’s List...Abort Abort Abort!I repeat,
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German Figure Skater Competes to Music from Schindler's List — and Twitter Has Feelings

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German Figure Skater Competes to Music from Schindler's List — and Twitter Has Feelings
Germany’s Nicole Schott competed in the ladie’s figure skating free skate at the Winter Olympics Friday morning in South Korea (Thursday evening stateside) — and her musical selection raised more than a few eyebrows on social media.

The 21-year-old skated to the score from Schindler’s List — Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1993 film depicting German-occupied Poland during World War II, and attempts to save those persecuted during the Holocaust — and the choice immediately caught the attention of Twitter users.

“Um is this weird y’all correct me if I’m wrong cause y’all know I’m a dumb ass some times,
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German Serial Killer Thriller Cold Hell (Die Hölle) to Stalk Shudder this March 15th

Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky will bring his German language film Cold Hell to North America. The film is a serial killer thriller. Involving a taxi driver and a brutal murder, Özge is this killer's next target. Cold Hell aka Die Hölle will show on Shudder in mid-March. The film stars: Violetta Schurawlow (Head Full of Honey), Sammy Sheik (American Sniper) and Friedrich von Thun (Schindler's List). A German language trailer is available here, with more story details. Özge makes a living as a night time taxi driver. During the day, she trains as a Thai kickboxer. One night, she witnesses an Islamic extremist kill a non-believer. But, this killer is not finished. He targets Özge. A real life-and-death game takes place, with the Viennese Police Department reluctant to help. Stefan Ruzowitzky is an Oscar winning director. His work on the biographical title The Counterfeiters (2008) won him this award, for "Best Foreign Language Film.
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