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Paul Simon to Retire From Performing (Mostly) After Upcoming Tour

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Paul Simon to Retire From Performing (Mostly) After Upcoming Tour
Paul Simon announced Monday that he will be embarking on his farewell concert tour this summer after a music career that has spanned over 50 years. The tour, which is called “Homeward Bound” after the famous song he wrote with Art Garfunkel, will start in Vancouver on May 16 and continue for 20 shows through North America, including two at the Hollywood Bowl. The tour will conclude at Hyde Park in London on July 15, where James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are listed as opening acts. Also Read: Paul Simon Breaks News of Muhammad Ali's Death While Performing 'The Boxer' “I’ve often wondered...
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‘Artemis Fowl’: Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Adaptation of the Beloved Young-Adult Series

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After more than a decade stuck in development hell, “Artemis Fowl” now has a confirmed release date: August 9, 2019. That’s sure to come as good news to the sci-fi/fantasy series’ many fans, who number in the tens of millions. Here’s everything you need to know about the long-gestating adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s books:

Read More:‘It’: Everything You Need to Know About What Could Be the Scariest Movie in Years It’s been described as “‘Die Hard’ with fairies.”

That appealing description comes courtesy of the author himself, who’s written eight novels in the long-running series; though it’s been compared to “Harry Potter” as well, Colfer disagrees with that comparison. That could be because the books revolve around their title character, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy because times are tough and the Fowl family isn’t as rich as it once
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Director always in the firing line by Richard Mowe

Terry George in Deauville: 'it was like flying under the radar until we got this made' Photo: Richard Mowe It was never going to be an easy task to mount a film about the Amernian Genocide in which almost two million Armenians were systematically killed or relocated by the Ottoman authorities in 1915. The Turkish Government still denies that it ever happened.

Writer and director Terry George who came to prominence making films about the troubles in Ireland (such as In the Name of the Father and The Boxer as well as the Oscar nominated Hotel Rwanda about the Tutsi genocide) is used to subjects with a touch of controversy.

As his film The Promise bows on DVD in the UK this week and is about to be released in French cinemas later in the year, George reflected on the backlash the film has attracted during his visit to the Festival of American Cinema in Deauville.
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The Unbearable Rightness of Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring (Even if He Doesn’t Keep to It)

The Unbearable Rightness of Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring (Even if He Doesn’t Keep to It)
When Daniel Day-Lewis, the greatest screen actor of his generation, announced this week that he would be retiring from acting, I had the same initial thought that, I assume, most everyone else did. After a few befuddled seconds of “Why?” I prayed that his announcement wasn’t the euphemism for a health crisis. Once I decided that it probably wasn’t (this is, after all, the actor who took an open-ended sabbatical to build furniture), a conviction began to settle over me. While I had no clear idea why an artist as passionate and celebrated as Daniel Day-Lewis would want to cut his ties to acting (I was going to add “when he’s at the top of his game,” though when has Daniel Day-Lewis not been at the top of his game?), every bone in my body told me that he’d be back. At some point. In some eccentric Daniel Day-Lewis fashion. He
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Why Daniel Day-Lewis' Retirement Is a Major Loss to the Movies

Why Daniel Day-Lewis' Retirement Is a Major Loss to the Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis has earned many accolades and awards over the last 35 years, but perhaps no one has more perfectly encapsulated this actor's appeal than comedian Paul F. Tompkins. Cast in a tiny part in 2007's There Will Be Blood opposite Day-Lewis, the stand-up comic later related what their first on-set encounter was like. "Now, I had been told that Daniel Day-Lewis was kind of an intense person," Tompkins says. "And he's really not. He's really … The Most Intense Person that has ever lived on Earth. He's not doing anything – he's
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Daniel Day-Lewis to quit acting

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Daniel Day-Lewis to quit acting
Three-time Oscar-winner’s last film will be Phantom Thread.

Daniel Day-Lewis, regarded in some quarters as the greatest film actor of his generation if not of all time, is to quit acting, his spokesperson said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The statement read: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

The three-time Oscar winner is working on what now appears to be his final film, Paul Thomas Anderson’s London haute couture drama Phantom Thread, which is scheduled to open on December 25 through Focus Features. Universal handles international distribution and Annapurna Pictures is producing the project, now in post.

The development immediately transforms Day-Lewis’ reunion with Anderson following his Oscar-winning turn in There Will Be Blood into an even
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Daniel Day-Lewis Retires From Acting

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the most talented actors of his generation. He's been one of my favorites and I've loved everything he's done over the course of his career. Now, that glorious career of his has come to an end.

The 60-year-old three-time Oscar winner has retired from acting. The actor's spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, made the announcement but didn't give any reason. All was said in the statement was:

Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject. ”

I'll be honest, I'm a little saddened by this. The guy just constantly gave one mind-blowing performance after another, and I'm bummed out that's all come to an end.

He has one more film coming out on December 25th,
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Director Jim Sheridan’s Next: ‘H-Block’ Coming Together With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan

Director Jim Sheridan’s Next: ‘H-Block’ Coming Together With Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan
Exclusive: For his next film, Jim Sheridan is seizing upon a true story about the Maze Prison escape, which was known as the Great Escape when the story unfolded in Northern Ireland. The three-time Oscar-nominated writer-director behind such superb films as In the Name of the Father, My Left Foot, The Field, In America and The Boxer has just cast Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk, Inception) and Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan to lead the cast, with Pierce Brosnan in talks to also…
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Exclusive: Terry George talks The Promise, it’s historical relevance and his thoughts on modern cinema

Author: Scott Davis

Writer/director Terry George’s new film, The Promise, arrives on UK shores this weekend amidst some resistance: the event it chronicles, the genocide of 1.5million Armenians from 1915, was one of the first modern genocides and has historically been surrounded in controversy. So much so that after the film was shown at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, IMDb registered over 57,000 one-star votes, which some commentators said was a campaign to downrate it by deniers of the genocide.

But none of that has derailed those involved in the film, particularly George, who says that the story was an important one that needed to be told, particularly as many modern audiences know little to nothing about the event. On the historical relevance, George told us:

“The fact that you don’t know much about the history speaks to the success of the Turkish governments who have repressed this
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‘The Secret Scripture’ review [Lff 2016]

The Secret Scripture review: Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave head up an impressive cast in this new adaptation of the 2008 bestseller by Sebastian Barry.

The Secret Scripture review by Paul Heath, Lff 2016.

The Secret Scripture review

Jim Sheridan returns to his Irish roots after an American sabbatical with the likes of Brothers and the previous Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In his first film in his homeland since 1998’s The Boxer (has it really been that long?) Sheridan focuses on the literary work of Sebastian Barry and his 2008 novel of the same name.

We begin the film alongside Eric Bana‘s psychiatrist Dr, Stephen Grene who is summoned to a rural part of Sligo, Ireland to assess the mental state of seventy-something in-patient Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave). Lady Rose, as she is referred to, has resided at the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital for nearly five decades and, now that the
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[Tiff Review] The Secret Scripture

Writer-director Jim Sheridan has built a career off the plight of the Irish working class, with his best films (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, and The Boxer) all starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Lately, without Day-Lewis, Sheridan has been stuck in a rut of average American films (Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Brothers, Dream House) and yet I still had somewhat decent expectations for his newest work, The Secret Scripture. It does, after all, star one of the very best actresses working these days, Rooney Mara. As evidenced in Carol, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Her, The Social Network, and more, she can detail a world of emotions with just a glance at her piercing green eyes.

The Secret Scripture has Mara playing young Roseanne McNulty, a free-spirited Irish woman whose beauty lures every man in her small town, even Father Gaunt (as played by Theo James), who
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‘The Promise’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Are In A War-Torn Love Triangle

‘The Promise’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale Are In A War-Torn Love Triangle
One of the hottest acquisition titles to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, “The Promise” boasts a powerful historical backdrop, a top-notch cast headed by Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, and the return of filmmaker Terry George. The director earned notable acclaim for the Oscar-nominated “Hotel Rwanda” back in 2004, and his first feature since 2011’s “Whole Lotta Sole” once again explores the tragedy and sacrifices made in times of war and genocide. Deadline has exclusively premiered the debut trailer, and it’s a sweeping look at one of history’s darkest moments.

Read More: ‘The Promise’ First Look: Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac Vie For The Same Woman In War Drama

The Promise” is set during the final days of the Ottoman Empire during Wwi, in which the Turks waged genocide against the Armenian population. Isaac plays an Armenian medical student who arrives in the city and befriends
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10 Great Boxing Movies to Watch After Seeing ‘Creed’

The life of a professional boxer can be desperate and toilsome. Unless you’re a marquee prizefighter, there’s little money to be made, leaving many fighters stricken by poverty. Yet, few professions are so straightforward. Almost disturbing in its simplicity, you punch your opponent until they fall down, whilst they try to do the same to you.

In cinema, the boxer is an ever-present figure, often solitary and driven to succeed by demons from the past. Creed, Ryan Coogler‘s new addition to the Rocky series is out this week in a wide release, and garnering some very positive reviews (including our own). There’s no better time to brush up on your boxing movies, as it’s an enthralling little sub-genre, ripe for explosive violence and drama.

We compiled ten of the best boxing movies below, so check them out, and let us know your favorites.

Ali (Michael Mann
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Chris Menges to receive Camerimage honour

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Chris Menges to receive Camerimage honour
Oscar-winning cinematographer worked on Kes, The Killing Fields and The Reader among others.

British cinematographer Chris Menges is to receive a lifetime achievement award at Camerimage (Nov 14-21), the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Menges will attend the 23rd edition of Camerimage in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz to accept the award, introduce screenings of his films and will meet with the festival’s audience.

Across a 50-year career, Menges has won two Academy Awards for Roland Joffé’s The Killing Fields in 1985, for which he also won a BAFTA, and The Mission in 1987.

More recently, he was Oscar-nominated (with Roger Deakins) for his work on Stephen Daldry’s The Reader in 2010.

Menges began his career in the 1960s as camera operator for documentaries by Adrian Cowell and for films like Poor Cow by Ken Loach and If… by Lindsay Anderson.

He returned to work with Loach on Kes, which marked
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Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'

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Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'
International awards won by Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Tomm Moore animation Song Of The Sea has been named Best Film at the 12th Ifta Awards for Film and Drama in Dublin.

The film about a little girl who can turn into a seal was Oscar nominated earlier this year, missing out to Big Hero 6.

But the Irish Film and Television Academy chose it above nominees Frank, Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Patrick’s Day.

Comedy Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, won three awards including best director for Lenny Abrahamson, best supporting actor for Domhnall Gleeson and best director of photography for James Mather.

Family drama Patrick’s Day also scored a hat-trick, winning best actor for Moe Dunford, best script for writer-director Terry McMahon and best sound.

Biopic Noble, directed by Stephen Bradley, won best actress for Deirdre O’Kane and best supporting actress for Sarah Greene, who was also
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Irish Academy to honour Jim Sheridan

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Irish Academy to honour Jim Sheridan
Lifetime award to the director of My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father.

The Irish Film & Television Academy is to honour director-writer-producer Jim Sheridan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual Ifta Awards on May 24.

Previous recipients include Maureen O’Hara, David Kelly, George Morrison, Morgan O’Sullivan, John Boorman, Gay Byrne, Neil Jordan, Fionnula Flanagan and President Michel D. Higgins.

Ifta CEO Áine Moriarty said Sheridan “is a master storyteller, bold and brilliant, whose skill and vision continues to inspire so many”. She also praised his “constant support and nurturing of Irish creative talent - part of his ongoing legacy”.

Sheridan carved out a successful career in the theatre before moving into film with My Left Foot, released in 1989 and scoring Oscar wins for actors Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker.

Other films in his 25-year career to date include The Field, In the Name of the Father (which reunited Sheridan
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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Startling ‘Southpaw’ Makeover: Exclusive Photo

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Startling ‘Southpaw’ Makeover: Exclusive Photo
Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal won fans for his dedication and commitment in losing 25 pounds to play the sociopathic nocturnal adrenaline junkie and camera man Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler. He’s remade himself in a whole different physical fashion to play a championship prize fighter next year in Southpaw, and I’m betting it will have Gyllenhaal in the conversation with past actors who’ve trained to turn in memorable ring performances, a list that includes Raging Bull’s Robert De Niro, The Boxer‘s Daniel Day-Lewis, The Fighter‘s Mark Wahlberg and The Hurricane’s Denzel Washington.

Here, Deadline exclusively reveals the first image of Gyllenhaal from the Antoine Fuqua-directed Kurt Sutter-scripted Southpaw; it is clear Gyllenhaal has turned himself into a jacked, ripped beast, gaining 15 pounds of pure muscle. Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, a lefty champ who loses everything in a personal tragedy
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Rooney Mara Replaces Jessica Chastain In The Secret Scripture

After breaking out in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with her Oscar-nominated turn as hacker Lisbeth Salander, Rooney Mara has steadily cemented her reputation as one of the most talented young actresses working today with strong performances in Ain’t Them No Bodies Saints, Side Effects and Her. And she doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon, with Stephen Daldry’s Trash, an untitled Terrence Malick project and erotic thriller Carol in the can. Now, we’ve learned that Mara has booked another high-profile gig leading the Jim Sheridan-directed The Secret Scripture.

Mara will replace Jessica Chastain in the drama, “about a 100-year-old woman named Roseanne who recounts her life in mental institutions in a secret memoir.” She will be playing the younger version of Roseanne, “who survives a traumatic childhood only to see her life utterly changed by a vindictive Catholic priest.
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12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards – Final Results – 2013 Films

12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards

Here are the results for the 12th Annual Tsr Movie Awards.

Thank you to the 298 movie fans from across the nation voted in the awards this year.

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Best Blockbuster

8.29 Gravity

7.54 Frozen

7.43 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

7.17 The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

6.91 Iron Man 3

6.5 Monsters University

6.16 Man Of Steel

6.14 Despicable Me 2

6.11 Fast & Furious 6

5.04 Oz The Great And Powerful

Funniest

7.97 The Wolf Of Wall Street

7.46 The World’S End

7.17 This Is The End

6.67 The Heat

6.66 We’Re The Millers

6.59 American Hustle

6.17 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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'Ten Commandments' reboot to air on Wgn America

'Ten Commandments' reboot to air on Wgn America
Another cable net is going biblical in an effort to score big ratings. Wgn America announced that it has ordered a “Ten Commandments” 10-parter that will offer multiple takes on each precept.

This is where it could get interesting: filmmakers like Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), Lee Daniels (The Butler), Jim Sheridan (The Boxer), Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Michael Cera (Superbad) will helm each installment. Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Bob Weinstein will produce.

“We are thrilled and honored to have filmmakers of this caliber as a part of this ambitious project, and thank Bruce Cohen
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