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Review: "Women In Love" (1969) Starring Oliver Reed, Alan Bates And Glenda Jackson; Criterion Blu-ray Special Edition

  • CinemaRetro
“Or Is It About Men?”

By Raymond Benson

Ken Russell’s controversial but widely-acclaimed adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s novel, Women in Love, might have had a better and more appropriate title—Men in Love. While touted as being an examination of the nature of love and sexuality between two men and two women, in the end we are left with the more potent notion that there is a love that can exist between two males—as friends—that is more powerful and “eternal” than the love a man will have for a woman.

Released in 1969 in Britain and in 1970 in the U.S. (hence, its four Oscar nominations for the year 1970), Women in Love has not aged well in terms of its arty and borderline pretentious direction… but as I tell my Film History students, “judge a film within the context of when it was released.” In that regard,
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Ken Russell’s Women In Love Coming To The Criterion Collection? New Restoration Hitting NYC’s Metrograph This Weekend

There are few things that bring joy to this young writer’s eyes than the monthly “wacky drawing” found in the Criterion Collection newsletter. Be it the small pieces hinting at a single pending release, or the one found in each New Year’s letter that leaves nerds searching for answers for the subsequent 12 months, these are exciting little puzzles that leave social media a buzz. And that’s ostensibly what happened once again, this time with some interesting twists.

Earlier this week Criterion sent out their newsletter with a drawing of two women playing a game of tennis, with the score tied at love-love. Now, some have seen this as a hint towards a pending release of the great Milos Forman picture Loves of a Blonde, but the more enticing possibility and the one that seems to be a better fit, Ken Russell’s Women In Love has a particular wrinkle worthy of note.
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Reality Stars Who Found Love in Hollywood and the Music World

Reality Stars Who Found Love in Hollywood and the Music World
For some reality stars, life after reality television equals fame, fortune and even...love. After gaining some notoriety, some of them have had romances with Hollywood actors and famous singers. In 2007, Lindsay Lohan and fellow socialite Calum Best, who appeared on the British reality shows Fool Around With and The Match, were often seen out together and made tabloid news. Their relationship was turbulent. In his 2015 memoir Second Best: My Dad and Me, Best wrote that "she had a mad life, running around the world all the time. Everyone has their nose in her business, so there was no chance for something real to build between us." "But I did spend enough time with her...
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Film Review: Logan (2017): The Finest Wolverine & Second Best X-Men Movie-to-date

  Logan Review Logan (2017) Film Review, a movie directed by James Mangold, and starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Sienna Novikov, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Dave Davis, Eriq La Salle, Julia Holt, Lauren Gros, Elise Neal, Juan Gaspard, and Jaden Francis. Logan was [...]

Continue reading: Film Review: Logan (2017): The Finest Wolverine & Second Best X-Men Movie-to-date
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Shades of Blue Round Table: Should Nava Have Dumped Harlee?

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Harlee ended up in Bianchi’s crosshairs when he set her up…for the murder of Nava’s ex-fiancee!

Below, TV Fanatics Stacy Glanzman, Jasmine Peterson, and Christine Orlando debate Woz’s commitment to Harlee, if Nava and Harlee’s breakup was the right move, and should the team be told what’s going on after Shades of Blue Season 2 Episode 5?

Did you ever doubt that Woz would cover for Harlee?

Stacy: No, not at all. He might still be mad at her, but he also still cares about her, and more than that, he cares about Cristina. No matter how angry he was with Harlee, he wouldn't let her get sent to prison and leave Christina alone if he could help it.

Jasmine: Not for a second. He may be pissed at her right now, but she and Cristina are still family, and for Woz, family is everything. I
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Madonna Brings 'Music,' Jacko Gossip to Carpool Karaoke — Watch & Grade It

Madonna Brings 'Music,' Jacko Gossip to Carpool Karaoke — Watch & Grade It
Second best is never enough — which is why Madonna brought her A-game to Carpool Karaoke.

RelatedJames Corden to Host 2017 Grammys

The Queen of Pop joined James Corden for his signature Late Late Show segment on Wednesday in support of her forthcoming Showtime special Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour (premiering Friday, Dec. 9 at 9/8c). The 13-minute drive featured many of her greatest hits — including “Vogue,” “Express Yourself” and “Music” — as well as newer track “Bitch I’m Madonna.”

Related Bruno Mars Set for Carpool Karaoke

Madonna first revealed she was shooting Carpool Karaoke via an Instagram post on Nov. 16. Just four days later,
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Longinus Fernandes: “Ajay Devgn wanted the choreography for ‘Bolo Har Har Har’ from Shivaay full of Energy and Power”

We have seen his fabulous choreography both in Hollywood films like Slumdog Millionaire and Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Bollywood films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Saawariya, Guzzarish and many more. Most recently Longinus Fernandes is the man behind the incredibly cool moves in ‘Bolo Har Har Har’ from the movie Shivaay! Directed and starring Ajay Devgn, Shivaay is set to hit the big screen on October 28th.

First, check out his amazing choreography!

I got the chance to do an interview with Longinus about his creation of the dance for the song. Check out what he had to say about the piece, working with Mr. Ajay Devgn, and more!

So how did you become a part of the song for Shivaay?

The song, ‘Bolo Har Har Har’, from the film Shivaay came to me from the Video Director Chandan Arora.

What was the brief that Ajay Devgn gave you for the song?
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Where Are the Women?: crunching the numbers

• only 22% of 2015’s movies had female protagonists

• best and worst representations of women on film in 2015 (and the average Watw score for the year)

• critics are slightly more likely to rate a film highly if it represents women well

• mainstream moviegoers are not turned off by films with female protagonists

• movies that represent women well are just as likely to be profitable as movies that don’t, and are less risky as business propositions

The Where Are the Women? project was designed to drill deep down into the films of 2015 in order to determine how well — or how poorly — they represented women. The project has now come to its end, and you can examine the final ranking here. The ranking includes 270 films released in the Us, Canada, and the UK, in both limited and wide release (including every wide-release North American film and most of the UK wide-release films). The
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8 Things We Learned From the 'Nashville' Season Four Premiere

8 Things We Learned From the 'Nashville' Season Four Premiere
After a long, hot summer of reruns, the new fall TV season is back in full swing. That means finally getting some answers to the burning questions left by all those season-ending cliffhangers from last spring. And nowhere was there a more life-or-death nail-biter than on the Season Three finale of Nashville, as Deacon Claybourne and his sister (and Scarlett's mom) Beverly both went under the knife to save Deacon's life. "I have some bad news," Scarlett's boyfriend, Dr. Caleb, told Rayna and family before the episode ended. The season
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Screen Awards 2015 shortlist revealed

Fox/Fox Searchlight, Universal and Metrodome lead the nominations; Amy Winehouse documentary is the most nominated film.Scroll down for full shortlist

The Screen Awards 2015 shortlist has been announced, with Fox/Fox Searchlight leading the nominations with a combined 18 nominations. Universal and Metrodome were both shortlisted in nine categories.

Altitude Film Distribution’s Amy was shortlisted in six categories; Twentieth Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service secured four nominations; and The Babadook, Still Alice and Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days On Earth each got three nods.

Picturehouse Entertainment has seven nominations, with an additional two for Picturehouse Cinemas, while Curzon Artificial Eye secured eight nods, with a further nomination for Curzon Cinemas.

The BFI (British Film Institute) has been shortlisted in four categories

The shortlist will now be debated by an independent jury of industry experts, who select the final winners.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by Edith Bowman on October 22 at The
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Box Office: Minions Claims Second Best Animated Debut Ever

For the second frame in a row, an animated title is number one at the box office. But unlike last weekend, when Monday actuals put Inside Out on top in place of Jurassic World, everyone saw today’s win for Minions coming. Since the little, yellow beings first appeared in 2010’s Despicable Me, their commercial appeal has been hard to deny. Now, as expected, the first film to put the creatures front and center has easily secured the highest opening among the three Despicable Me releases. Minions brought in an estimated $115.2 million from 4,301 locations, including $6.2 million from Thursday pm previews. That more than doubles the $56.4 million debut of Despicable Me and stands 38% ahead of 2013’s Despicable Me 2. But as we told you yesterday, DM2 opened on the Wednesday before Independence Day. Those two extra days in theatres make it difficult to draw direct comparisons to Minions, but hey! Since
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DVD & Blu-ray This Week: 'Seventh Son', 'The Loft' & Tons of Brand New Release Dates

There is very little to discuss in terms of new releases this week, especially since I haven't seen the two new Costa-Gravas titles or Rainer Werner Fassbinder title from Criterion, which lead off the "Even More" section below. I have, however, updated the upcoming release schedule with several new titles including Ex Machina, the "Rogue Cut" of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Insurgent and Slow West. Hopefully there's something that catches your eye. The Loft I never saw this, but the way Universal treated it pretty much said all I needed to know. Then I talked to someone that did see it and I know to stay away for good.

Seventh Son This one I did see and it is quite the trainwreck.

Even More The Confession (Criterion Collection) The Merchant of Four Seasons (Criterion Collection) State of Siege (Criterion Collection) Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Sword of Vengeance Major Crimes
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NBA's Kenny Smith -- Knicks Are Cursed ... Lakers Are Relevant

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The NY Knicks must have done something terrible to someone in a past life, 'cause they're more cursed than the John Madden cover ... so says "Inside the NBA" star Kenny Smith.  Of course, Smith's reacting to the Knicks getting the #4 pick at Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery ... after getting beat out by Minnesota (#1), the Lakers (#2) and Philadelphia (#3).  Fyi -- the way the lottery works, the teams with the worst record have the best odds to
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Box Office Weekend: Furious 7 an April Success Story

For anyone who ever said sequels are tired, old, and only a matter of diminishing returns, there is the Fast and the Furious franchise. Only getting more and more critically acclaimed as each new entry comes out, the latest, Furious 7, not only did well with critics, but at an absolutely bang-up estimated weekend of $143.6 million broke numerous April box office records and is already poised to be the highest earner in an already high-earning series. It made mincemeat of Home, the top draw of last week, which pulled in an estimated $27.4 million and is still struggling to make back its $135 million costs. And while it was in second-place last week, Get Hard appears to have been almost all but forgotten this weekend with an estimated $12.9 million and, with $57 million in domestic earnings, will probably end up a middling effort at best.

Remaining in fourth, Cinderella, with an estimated $10.3 million,
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Box Office: Furious 7 Breaks Records

Furious 7 took over the box office this weekend; the fourteen year-old franchise took in an estimated $143.6 million. That’s the ninth highest weekend debut of all time and beats the former April record of $97.3 million, set just last year by Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

So let’s take all this in: Furious 7 is the ninth biggest domestic opening of all time, and biggest opening since Hunger Games: Catching Fire earned $158 million in November 2013 – the fourth biggest international opening of all time, beating out Transformers: Dark of the Moon – the biggest April opening ever, and biggest Furious franchise installment opening by 47%. Sequels!

The Divergent Series: Insurgent passed the $100 million mark on Saturday, last weekend’s number one movie, Home, was down 47% and should hit $100 million this week. Get Hard fell 62%, good.

Title Weekend Total 1. Furious 7 $143.6 M $143.6 M 2. Home $27.4 M $95.6 M 3. Get Hard $12.9 M $57 M 4. Cinderella $10.2 M $167.2 M
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Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 7' Takes $143.6 Million

Weekend Box Office: 'Furious 7' Takes $143.6 Million
Holiday Weekend Box Office:

1$143.6 millionFurious 798%MovieWeb:   4 reviews83%Rotten Tomatoes:   18 reviews2$27.4 millionHome86%MovieWeb:   1 reviews47%Rotten Tomatoes:   35 reviews3$12.9 millionGet Hard50%MovieWeb:   2 reviews30%Rotten Tomatoes:   23 reviews4$10.2 millionCinderella100%MovieWeb:   3 reviews85%Rotten Tomatoes:   19 reviews5$10 millionThe Divergent Series: Insurgent63%MovieWeb:   4 reviews31%Rotten Tomatoes:   35 reviews6$2.4 millionIt Follows100%MovieWeb:   1 reviews95%Rotten Tomatoes:   33 reviews7$2 millionWoman in Gold100%MovieWeb:   1 reviews49%Rotten Tomatoes:   21 reviews8$1.7 millionKingsman: The Secret Service100%MovieWeb:   4 reviews74%Rotten Tomatoes:   19 reviews9$1.5 millionDo You Believe?MovieWeb:   0 reviews19%Rotten Tomatoes:   13 reviews10$1 millionThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelMovieWeb:   0 reviews63%Rotten Tomatoes:   34 reviews
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Furious 7 Has Record-Breaking Opening Weekend With $143.6 Million; Globally $384 Million

Furious 7 brought in an estimated worldwide haul of $384.0 million.

Rentrak estimates have it $143.6 million at 4,004 locations in the U.S.

Rentrak’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Audiences around the globe got furious at the movie theater as Universal’s ‘Furious 7,’ put the box office in high gear and smoked a massive international weekend estimate of $240.4 million. This is Universal’s highest grossing international weekend by a mile, beating the previous record holder ‘Fast & Furious 6′ & its $162 million performance.”

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of April 5, 2015, are below.

1. Furious 7 – Universal – $143.6M

2. Home – 20th Century Fox – $27.4M

3. Get HardWarner Bros. – $12.9M

4. Cinderella – Disney – $10.3M

5. Divergent Series: Insurgent, The – Lionsgate – $10.M

6. It Follows – Radius/TWC – $2.5M

7. Woman In Gold – The Weinstein Company – $2.M

8. Kingsman: The Secret Service – 20th Century Fox – $1.7M

9. Do You Believe? – Pure Flix – $1.5M
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Box Office Predictions: 'Furious 7' Charges Up Easter Weekend

Box Office Predictions: 'Furious 7' Charges Up Easter Weekend
Predicted Holiday Weekend Box Office:

1$112.6 millionFurious 798%MovieWeb:   2 reviews83%Rotten Tomatoes:   17 reviews2$29.3 millionHome86%MovieWeb:   1 reviews47%Rotten Tomatoes:   35 reviews3$16.4 millionGet Hard50%MovieWeb:   2 reviews30%Rotten Tomatoes:   23 reviews4$11.4 millionThe Divergent Series: Insurgent63%MovieWeb:   4 reviews31%Rotten Tomatoes:   35 reviews5$9.8 millionCinderella100%MovieWeb:   3 reviews85%Rotten Tomatoes:   19 reviews6$3.6 millionIt Follows100%MovieWeb:   0 reviews95%Rotten Tomatoes:   33 reviews7$2.1 millionKingsman: The Secret Service100%MovieWeb:   4 reviews74%Rotten Tomatoes:   19 reviews8$2 millionDo You Believe?MovieWeb:   0 reviews19%Rotten Tomatoes:   13 reviews9$1.6 millionThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelMovieWeb:   0 reviews63%Rotten Tomatoes:   34 reviews10$1.3 millionWoman in Gold100%MovieWeb:   1 reviews49%Rotten Tomatoes:   20 reviews
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Lindsay Lohan’s D-List Ex Details How Terrible of a Boyfriend He Was in New Book

Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of hot Hollywood romances — many of which were only discovered last year via her leaked list of famous conquests. In a sea of names like Colin Farrell and Heath Ledger, put your thinking cap on and try to remember Lohan’s ex-boyfriend Calum Best. Still drawing a blank? Best was the sexy English bad boy Lohan dated in 2007 aka her wildest of wild days. Now, the 34-year-old D-lister is trying to clean up his life by continuing to hang on to her coattails.

The Gossip Table reports Best’s new memoir Second Best: My Dad And Me details his “combustible” time with Lohan, including the night he was caught him in a hotel room, doing drugs with multiple prostitutes while wearing nothing but a towel. Congrats on being the worst boyfriend of all-time, Calum! Do you want a medal or a monument?
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Lindsay Lohan’s D-List Ex Details How Terrible of a Boyfriend He Was in New Book

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Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of hot Hollywood romances — many of which were only discovered last year via her leaked list of famous conquests. In a sea of names like Colin Farrell and Heath Ledger, put your thinking cap on and try to remember Lohan’s ex-boyfriend Calum Best. Still drawing a blank? Best was the sexy English bad boy Lohan dated in 2007 aka her wildest of wild days. Now, the 34-year-old D-lister is trying to clean up his life by continuing to hang on to her coattails.

The Gossip Table reports Best’s new memoir Second Best: My Dad And Me details his “combustible” time with Lohan, including the night he was caught him in a hotel room, doing drugs with multiple prostitutes while wearing nothing but a towel. Congrats on being the worst boyfriend of all-time, Calum! Do you want a medal or a monument?
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