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Strictly Come Dancing: week 10 – as it happened

Who came out on top in the Cha Cha Challenge? And did we get Satisfaction from Ed and Katya’s tango to the Rolling Stones? Join us to find out

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So that’s it for another Strictly Week – only three more to go, which makes me feel a bit sad, but also mildly elated at the prospect of Christmas/getting my weekends back.

Thank you all for joining in and sharing your thoughts and musings, you are very much the icing on my sponge, and it would all be a bit dry and tasteless without you. As if by magic, you can read my review of Ed’s best bits here, otherwise I’ll see you next week! Hx

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Ed says lovely things about everyone, including being entirely charming about Katya, who has been the star of this year’s show as far as I’m concerned.
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Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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Trailer: In Fan Shah Rukh Khan Obsesses Over Himself

Bollywood's biggest international movie star, Shah Rukh Khan, return on April 15th with his latest film and this one looks pretty interesting. Maneesh Sharma's Fan follows the story of a young man named Gaurav (Khan) who is obsessed with Bollywood's biggest movie star, Aryan Khanna (also Khan) and begs for the opportunity to be in his presence. When his prayers are answered and Khanna turns out to be more human than God, things go pear shaped and the chase begins. It's not a particularly novel story. The concept has already been explored many times over, including in the 1996 film The Fan with Robert DeNiro and Wesley Snipes. However, I don't know if this particular story has been attempted with the same actor in the...

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Dirty De Niro: His 5 sleaziest roles

Yes, that really is veteran acting legend Robert De Niro baring his nipples and loving it much too much. It’s like Warldorf from The Muppets has suddenly stood up and ripped his clothes off on the balcony. If you’re wondering what the hell is going on, this is a scene from new comedy Dirty Grandpa, which casts De Niro alongside Zac Efron as a lecherous relative who revels in the half-naked antics of spring break.

Sleaze isn’t a word you’d associate with a performer whose CV oozes quality. Ooze is certainly the order of the day here however! Though if you look back at the great man’s work you’ll find a fair few characters whose morals were lower than an alleycat taking a swim in a sewer.

So before we get too outraged that De Niro is sullying his reputation in a lower-than-lowbrow gross-out romp,
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Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule

Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

Thursday, July 9

10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district,
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Acs awards to Touch and Anzac Girls

Touch and Anzac Girls have won key prizes at the 2014 Australian Cinematographers Society awards for South Australia and Western Australia.

Aaron Gully took the best cinema feature award for Touch, a mystery starring Leeanna Walsman, Matt Day and newcomer Onor Nottle, produced by Triptych Pictures. Julie Byrne and directed by Christopher Houghton.

The best telefeature, series, TV drama or comedy trophy went to Geoffrey Hall Acs for episode four of Screentime.s Anzac Girls. Hall also collected the Milton Ingerson award for best entry overall.

Jim Frater Acs took the dual prize for best dramatised documentary for The War That Changed Us episode 1 and for Desert War- Alamein, both produced by Electric Pictures. Andrew Ogilvie. Here is the full list of winners: Student Cinematography Gold: Jordan Agutter ~ The Crane Wife ~ Sa Silver: Caroline Fisher ~ Source to Sea ~ Sa Bronze: Molly O.Connor ~ Damsels ~ Sa Experimental & Specialised Gold: Malcolm Ludgate
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R.I.P. Lauren Bacall, Sultry Star Of Stage And Screens

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall, Sultry Star Of Stage And Screens
Update August 14: Broadway will go dark: The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Lauren Bacall on Friday, August 15, at exactly 7:45 p.m. for one minute.

One of the leading ladies of Hollywood’s Golden Age died today after a stroke. The sultry, fiery Lauren Bacall was 89. MSNBC’s Thomas Robert broke the news in a tweet, and the Bogart estate has confirmed it. She was famous for starring — onscreeen and off — with Humphrey Bogart in such 1940s classics as The Big Sleep, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage and Key Largo. In one of Hollywood’s great love stories, they married in 1945 and stayed together until his death in 1957. Four years later she married another acting legend, Jason Robards Jr.; they divorced in 1969.

Related: Reactions to Lauren Bacall’s Death

Bacall worked in films consistently through the mid-1960s and
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Fox 2000 Hires Paramount Exec Greg Mooradian

Exclusive: Greg Mooradian is joining Fox 2000 as Evp Production. He reports to Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler. Mooradian joins from Paramount, where he was Svp Production and helped initiate Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters and helped reinvigorate the G.I. Joe franchise with G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a sequel reconstructed at a lower price point. Before joining Paramount in 2009, he ran his own production shingle making youth-driven pictures that included the Screen Gems remake Stepfather, the Percy Jackson films for Fox 2000, and the Twilight Saga films for Summit. Mooradian started as a development exec for producer Arnold Kopelson on films like The Fugitive and Falling Down before becoming production president for Wendy Finerman and working on such films as The Fan and Drumline, the latter for Fox 2000. ”We are elated that Greg is now a part of our team at Fox 2000 Pictures,” said Gabler. “His ability to recognize compelling and
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Casting Net: Jake Gyllenhaal in talks for boxing pic; Plus, Christopher Walken to play Lenny Kravitz's dad, more

Casting Net: Jake Gyllenhaal in talks for boxing pic; Plus, Christopher Walken to play Lenny Kravitz's dad, more
Jake Gyllenhaal, who has been widely praised for his recent performance in Prisoners, is in talks to team up with Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) for the boxing pic Southpaw. Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter was hired to write the script, which tells the story of a disgraced title-winning fighter who tries to rehabilitate his image for the sake of his daughter. Eminem was attached to the role at one point. [The Wrap]

Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can) will play a jazz musician and father to Lenny Kravitz’s (The Hunger Games) character in Little Rootie Tootie for writer-director Daniel Algrant,
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Ellen Barkin Takes Female Lead in Hands of Stone

Ellen Barkin Takes Female Lead in Hands of Stone
Ellen Barkin has signed on to play the female lead in the boxing drama Hands of Stone.

&#201dgar Ram&#237rez is attached to star as boxing legend Roberto Dur&#225n in the biopic, which follows his rise from the slums of Panama to boxing greatness, and his intense rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard, portrayed by singer/actor Usher Raymond. Robert De Niro plays Roberto Dur&#225n's trainer Ray Arcel, with Ellen Barkin portraying his wife.

Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express) is writing and directing the drama. The filmmaker is also producing alongside Jay Weisleder, Carlos Garcia de Paredes and Claudine Jakubowicz. It isn't known when production is slated to begin.

The film marks the third time that Ellen Barkin is starring with Robert De Niro, following This Boy's Life and The Fan. The actress most recently starred in Another Happy Day and the NBC series The New Normal.

Hands of Stone
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Ellen Barkin Lands Female Lead in Robert De Niro Pic ‘Hands of Stone’

Ellen Barkin Lands Female Lead in Robert De Niro Pic ‘Hands of Stone’
Ellen Barkin is set to co-star with Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez in the Roberto Duran biopic “Hands of Stone.”

Usher Raymond is also on board to star. Jonathan Jakubowicz wrote and is directing the pic.

Script is based on the true story of legendary boxer Duran who rose from the slums of Panama to become one of the great boxers of his era. His rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard is considered one of the fiercest in boxing history.

Barkin will play the wife of Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel, whom De Niro plays. Ramirez portrays Duran while Raymond plays Leonard.

Jakubowicz produces along with Jay Weisleder, Carlos Garcia de Paredes and Claudine Jakubowicz.

Pic marks the third time Barkin and De Niro have appeared together, previously co-starring in “This Boy’s Life” and “The Fan.” She is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Kami Putnam-Heist.
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High & Low With De Niro: A Retrospective

An actor or filmmaker’s career is sure to have its ups and downs throughout. However, this can magnified when the talent is known for ground-breaking performances, in some of cinema’s most unforgettable masterpieces. Today, we’re celebrating the UK release of all-star romantic comedy, The Big Wedding, with a look back at some of the offerings of, arguably, the greatest living actor (although, Pacino will undoubtedly have something to say about that); two-time Academy Award-winner, Robert De Niro.

With an acting credit list of close to 100 films, we can’t look at them all, but we’ve focused on what we believe are Bob’s best, along with a few of his worst…

First coming to prevalence in Brian DePalma’s late 1960s cult trio Greetings, Hi Mom and The Wedding Party, before stand-out roles in gangster comedy, The Gang That Couldn’T Shoot Straight, and baseball drama,
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9 Movie Baseball Cards

With "42" opening this week, we here at NextMovie are reminded of how we used to collect packs of baseball cards and store them in shoeboxes. (People still do that, right?)

So here we proudly present our own line of movie baseball cards -- recreations of actual vintage card designs that highlight some of the baddest batters and hurlers from the big screen. Print 'em, trade 'em, put 'em on your wall. Bubblegum not included.

Chadwick Boseman in '42' (2013)

Ray Liotta in 'Field of Dreams' (1989)

Charlie Sheen in 'Major League' (1989)

Wesley Snipes in 'The Fan' (1996)

Chris Pratt in 'Moneyball' (2011)

Bernie Mac in 'Mr. 3000' (2004)

Madonna in 'A League of Their Own' (1992)

John Cusack in 'Eight Men Out' (1988)

Dennis Quaid in 'The Rookie' (2002)

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Tony Scott: A Moving Target—Movement A

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Part of the Tony Scott: A Moving Target critical project. Go here for the project's description, index and links to project's other movement.

This is one "movement" of our exquisite corpse-style critical project, Tony Scott: A Moving Target, which coincidentally begins with a look at Crimson Tide, the same movie that begins the other movement. As outlined in the introduction to the entire project, this project began in my mind, as something fairly simple: a snaking continuum of scene analysis. This is only in part what resulted.

The varied responses I got back from my group—"mine" in the sense that it is the one I participated in, since Gina's contribution closes Movement B—seem to say as much about the participating critics as they do about Tony Scott's films and the overlap between the two: the perception of Scott's films and career. Thus many entries, including my own,
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A Tribute To Tony Scott: The Fan

Tony Scott admitted in an interview for Film4 once that had Robert De Niro not been attached to The Fan, it would not have interested him. “The Fan was a go project and I wanted to work with Bobby DeNiro” Scott explained. “I didn’t have much interest in the script originally. In fact I’d passed on it twice before. But I very much wanted to work with Robert De Niro.”

The Fan follows down-on-his-luck knife-salesman, Gil Renard (De Niro), whose life is completely overrun by his obsession with baseball. When his favourite baseball team sign a new all-star player named Bobby Rayburn (Wesley Snipes), a new level of obsession is born in Gil. Abandoning his commitments to his job, his ex-wife and his son, Gil becomes fixated on helping an unaware Rayburn get out of his career slump and turn things around for the team – even if it
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Best Baseball Movies To See Before The World Series

“The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good and it could be again.” – Field Of Dreams.

No truer words were ever spoken about America’s Pastime. Baseball began this past Spring with 30 teams vying for the chance to become World Champions and now it’s been decided. The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers will play ball in the 2012 World Series. Before the final hurrah of nine innings, stats, bases and 3 strikes you’re out, Wamg has compiled a list of the Best Baseball Movies. Did we leave any in the dugout or are there some that should be sent to the showers?
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Robert De Niro to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards by Josh Abraham The 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, has announced that two-time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro will be honored with the "Hollywood Supporting Actor Award" at the festival's Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony for his fantastic performance in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook." The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Awards. He said: "Robert De Niro is not only highly regarded for his body of work as an actor, producer, and director, but also for the passion, integrity, and dedication he brings to his performances on camera, as well as his intense off-camera preparation and study of the characters he brings to life. His performance in the upcoming film "Silver Linings Playbook" is outstanding." The 2012 Hollywood Film Awards has also announced that it will honor Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard with the "Hollywood Actress Award,
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They Shot Pictures Ep #08: Tony Scott

In this very special, sort-of-bonus episode of They Shot Pictures, I am joined by my friend Barry (aka wigwam) to pay homage to filmmaker Tony Scott. I confess to my lack of exposure to his films growing up and Barry in turn (kind of) confesses to having Top Gun posters on his wall! We discuss in-depth the films Revenge, The Fan and The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.

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Tony Scott: A Flickering Myth Tribute

Rohan Morbey pays tribute to Tony Scott...

The sad and shocking news of Tony Scott’s death on Sunday marked the end of a life of a true filmmaking visionary, responsible for some of the key films from the last 30 years. His filmography was undeniably hit and miss in terms of financial and critical success, but regardless of what he directed, Tony Scott never relented from his own unmistakable style and, crucially, he evolved as a filmmaker as the years went by.

The films Scott was driven to make in his 30 year career were fast, furious, hi-tech, flashy, macho, and often extremely violent. His lead characters were cocky, tough, arrogant, very flawed... and often extremely violent. His films were unapologetically boy’s own adventures set in a man’s world where actions always spoke louder than words – in cars, jet planes, the fast city streets, or even an unstoppable train.
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