Maigret Sets a Trap & Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Welcome to a pair of vintage mysteries with George Simenon’s popular Inspector Jules Maigret, a gumshoe who gets the tough cases. Top kick French actor Jean Gabin is the cop who keeps cool, until it’s time to rattle a recalcitrant suspect. In two separate cases, he tracks a serial killer in the heart of Paris, and travels to his hometown to unearth a murder conspiracy.

Maigret Sets a Trap


Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

Blu-ray (separate releases)

Kino Classics

1958, 1959 / B&W /1:37 flat; 1:66 widescreen / 118, 101 min. / Street Date December 5, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber: Trap, St. Fiacre / 29.95 ea.

Starring: Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, Jean Desailly, Olivier Hussenot, Lucienne Bogaert, Paulette Dubost, Lino Ventura, Dominique Page / Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier, Michel Vitold, Camille Guérini, Gabrielle Fontan, Micheline Luccioni, Jacques Marin, Paul Frankeur, Robert Hirsch.

Cinematography: Louis Page

Film Editor: Henri Taverna

Original Music: Paul Misraki
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October 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Wish Upon Director’s Cut, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Baby Driver

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Oh, man. The home entertainment releases for October 10th are bonkers, as we have a ton of brilliant offerings making their way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver hits multiple formats this week, and we also have the unrated cut of Wish Upon to look forward to as well. Scream Factory is digging up The Poughkeepsie Tapes (finally) for their Blu/DVD Combo release, and Criterion Collection has put together a stunning presentation for The Lure.

Cult cinema fans will want to pick up the new Blu-rays for Kill, Baby… Kill and The Green Slime, and for those looking for some new horror experiences, Temple, Open Water 3, and Demonic come home on October 10th.

Baby Driver (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital, Blu/Digital & DVD)

Baby (Ansel Elgort) – a talented, young getaway driver – relies on the beat of his personal
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The Lure

No jokes about fish and visitors please — Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s horror fantasy musical is indeed about delectable creatures from the deep, but these particular mythical misses have their own agenda, and woe to the man who trifles with their affections. What’s today’s catch? A Polish phantasmagoria seemingly teleported from the glitzy 1980s.

The Lure


The Criterion Collection 896

2015 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 92 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 10, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Kinga Preis, Michalina Olszańska, Marta Mazurek, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Marcin Kowalczyk.

Cinematography: Kuba Kijowski

Film Editor: Jarosław Kamiński

Production Design: Joanna Macha

Costume: Katarzyna Lewińska

Special Effects makeup: Tomasz Matraszek

Choreography: Kaya Kołodziejczyk and Jarosław Staniek

Original Music and Lyrics: Barbara Wrońska and Zuzanna Wrońska

Written by Robert Bolesto

Produced by Włodzimierz Niderhaus

Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska

I’m normally an easy mark for bizarre genre-bending horror fare. I also like musicals of all sorts,
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Raindance reveals 2017 line-up and competition jury

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London-based festival to open with Oh Lucy! with Josh Hartnett.

The 25th Raindance Film Festival (Sept 21 -Oct 2) has revealed the majority of its line-up and jury members.

The international premiere of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s Oh Lucy! (USA), starring Josh Hartnett, is the opening night film of the London-based event. The closing night film will be announced later this month.

The competition jury includes ex-bifa director Johanna Von Fischer, Spanish producer Rosa Bosch and actors Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken), Sean Bean (Game Of Thrones), Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who), Ewen Bremner (Trainspotting), Celia Imrie (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Training Day), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda), Josh Whitehouse (Northern Soul), Neil Marshall (Game Of Thrones) and Rachel Portman (Chocolat).

They will preside over awards for a competition line-up that features the European premiere of Koichiro Miki’s Noise and the world premiere of Evald Johnson’s High & Outside: A Baseball
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Independence Day for U.S. Means the Same for Qatar Today

Independence Day for U.S. Means the Same for Qatar Today
Two very independent filmsmakers in Doha, Elia Suleiman and James Schamus are friends from way back whenToday, July 4, 2017, as we in the U.S. celebrate our independence from the British monarch, the foreign minister of Germany praised Qatar’s “restraint” in responding to a blockade imposed by Arab states amid the worst regional diplomatic crisis in years. “There are boundaries that you should not cross, that the sovereignty of each of country and the respect of this national sovereignty has to be there,” Sigmar Gabriel told reporters in the Qatari capital, Doha, after a meeting with his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani today. (Aljazeera).

The Republican Party of the United States, as represented by their chosen leader Trump, lent enthusiastic support to Saudi Arabia, backing its move, made along with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, to cut off Qatari airspace, seal its land and sea borders and suspend diplomatic ties.
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Guillermo Del Toro Shares A Few Choice Words In Regards To Konami’s Cancellation Of Silent Hills

Pacific Rim and Pan’s Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has taken to Twitter today in order to share his uncensored thoughts on publisher Konami and its cancellation of Silent Hills. Posting on the site following the release of the latest trailer for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding at last night’s Video Game Awards, del Toro said “F**K Konami,” later adding “Viva Kojima” and “Well deserved, Kojima-San! Banzai!” in reference to the Metal Gear Solid creator being awarded the Industry Icon award at the show.

Well deserved, Kojima-San! Banzai! https://t.co/YRl5uXQlO6

Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) December 2, 2016

In case you’re wondering why Konami isn’t in del Toro’s good books, it’s probably got something to do with last year’s alleged dispute between the publisher and Kojima, the end result of which saw the industry icon part ways with the company in
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Ten Things I Learned At The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival

Well, another year spent in the company of classic cinema curated by the TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, leaving me with several great experiences watching favorite films and ones I’d never before seen, some already cherished memories, and the usual weary bag of bones for a body in the aftermath. (I usually come down with something when I decompress post-festival and get back to the working week, and this year has been no exception.) There have now been seven TCMFFs since its inaugural run in 2010. I’ve been lucky enough to attend them all, and this time around I saw more movies than I ever have before—18 features zipping from auditorium to queue and back to auditorium like a gerbil in a tube maze. In order to make sure I got in to see everything I wanted to see, I had to make sure I was
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Berlin: Lunchtime Talk With Mongrel Intl.’s Charlotte Mickie

Sales agent Charlotte Mickie has been a regular at Efm since 1991. She first came with Alliance and has since worked with Celluloid Dreams, Maximum Films, eOne, and is now the president of Toronto-based Mongrel Intl. That shingle picks up some of the best of world independent cinema, including “Rams,” “Where to Invade Next,” “The Bronze” and “The Wave.”

Where do you like to go eat?

I like Storch (now called Renger-Patzsch) because it’s so idiosyncratic, and I love the Flammkuchen. Also Paris Moskau. It’s kind of expensive but it’s very intimate and the food is really, really excellent. The other thing worth mentioning is the sausage venders on the street at Potsdamer Platz. Those are amazing sausages!

Do you go to parties?

I do and I’ve been to some really cool ones. When I was at Celluloid Dreams we had a party for a Matthew Barney
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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Takes the Weekend Box Office with $41M

'Kung Fu Panda 3' Takes the Weekend Box Office with $41M
While January isn't typically a big month for box office blockbusters, there can be the occasional movie that opens big. Two weeks ago, Ride Along 2 breathed some life into the new year with a respectable $35.2 million opening frame, but last weekend, it dropped a whopping 64.7% and slipped from first to third place, with the holdover The Revenant taking the top spot in its fifth week in theaters. This weekend is shaping up to be the biggest frame of the new year so far, with three heavily-promoted new releases, Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black and The Finest Hours. Box Office Mojo is reporting that Kung Fu Panda 3 took the top spot at the box office with $41 million.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to easily take the top spot with a projected $48 million, which isn't terribly surprising given this franchise's pedigree of critical acclaim and box office success.
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Will 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Be the First 2016 Box Office Hit?

Will 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Be the First 2016 Box Office Hit?
While January isn't typically a big month for box office blockbusters, there can be the occasional movie that opens big. Two weeks ago, Ride Along 2 breathed some life into the new year with a respectable $35.2 million opening frame, but last weekend, it dropped a whopping 64.7% and slipped from first to third place, with the holdover The Revenant taking the top spot in its fifth week in theaters. This weekend is shaping up to be the biggest frame of the new year so far, with three heavily-promoted new releases, Kung Fu Panda 3, Fifty Shades of Black and The Finest Hours. According to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com, Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to win in a landslide.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to easily take the top spot with a projected $48 million, which isn't terribly surprising given this franchise's pedigree of critical acclaim and box office success.
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Witcher 3 is crowned Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2015

The second ever Game Awards took place last night in Los Angeles and saw The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt take home the coveted Game of the Year prize, battling off stiff competition.

A number of different categories were awarded, recognising some of 2015’s best games. The show, hosted by its creator, Geoff Keighley, awarded the winners with a trophy (pictured above) designed by Weta, the props and effects studio that worked on The Lord of the Rings.

Here is a breakdown of the categories, their winners and nominees:

Game of the Year

– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Winner)

– Bloodborne

– Fallout 4

– Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

– Super Mario Maker

Developer of the Year

– CD Projekt Red (Winner)

– From Software

– Kojima Productions

– Nintendo

– Bethesda Game Studios

Best Art Direction

– Ori and the Blind Forest (Winner)

– Bloodborne

– Batman: Arkham Knight

– Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

– The Witcher 3: Wild
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And the Nominees for The Game Awards 2015 are...

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As we reported earlier this month, The Game Awards will be live on December 3rd, on a bevy of streaming sites. Now, here are the nominatees and the categories.

Game of the Year

Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)

Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions / Konami)

Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red / Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment)

Developer of the Year

Bethesda Game Studios

CD Projekt Red


Kojima Productions


Best Independent Game

Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)

Her Story (Sam Barlow)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)

Rocket League (Psyonix)

Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)

Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios | Behaviour Interactive / Bethesda Softworks) Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix)

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (Capcom)

Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Narrative

Her Story (Sam Barlow)

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The Eclipse Viewer – Episode 34 – Agnès Varda in California

This podcast focuses on Criterion’s Eclipse Series of DVDs. Hosts David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett give an overview of each box and offer their perspectives on the unique treasures they find inside. In this episode, David and Trevor discuss Eclipse Series 43: Agnès Varda in California.

About the films:

The legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda, whose remarkable career began in the 1950s and has continued into the twenty-first century, produced some of her most provocative works in the United States. After temporarily relocating to California in the late sixties with her husband, Jacques Demy, Varda, inspired by the politics, youth culture, and sunshine of the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, created three works that use documentary and fiction in various ways. She returned a decade later, and made two other fascinating portraits of outsiderness. Her five revealing, entertaining California films, encompassing shorts and features, are collected in this set,
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‘Siens,’ ‘Hommes,’ ‘Retina’ Enter Locarno’s Open Doors

Locarno— Hassan Legzouli’s “Dieu reconnaitra les siens,” Mehdi Ben Attia’s “L’Amour des hommes” and Nejib Belkadhi’s “Retina” are among 12 projects to be pitched at Locarno’s Open Doors showcase, a co-production forum focusing this year on Africa’s Maghreb countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria.

Taking place August 8-11 at the Swiss fest, the event will grant an Open Doors Award, worth CHF50,000 ($51,827); a €20,000 ($22,149) second cash kudo; and a new plaudit granted by a new initiative of the European Union’s Med Culture program – Icam (Investing in Culture & Art in the South Mediterranean). France’s Cnc film-tv board and broadcaster Arte will also offer prizes.

Six out of 12 projects are debuts. The rest are mostly second or third features.

“Dieu reconnaitra les siens” is the third feature of Hassan Legzouli (“Testament”) whose Celluloid Dreams-sold “The Golden Calf,” a story about a disaffected teen, shared San
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How to fix a failing movie franchise

Paramount tried a few approaches in the new Terminator reboot. But if a franchise hits the doldrums, how can a studio resurrect it?

Fingers are being crossed at Skydance and Paramount Pictures that the critical mauling handed out to Terminator: Genisys last week won't be reflected fully in the box office numbers. So far, the plan for a new trilogy of Terminator films is arguably just about alive, courtesy of a total gross for the new film of $131m worldwide. That's below expectations, but if it can eventually crawl its way to $400m, that's probably enough to move ahead with a Genisys sequel (it'd be more than the hugely-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road).

But even if a new film gets greenlit, it's clear that things have to change again. As many have pointed out, the consensus is now that there have been more bad-to-middling Terminator films than good ones,
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'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Season 5 Recap, as Told Through GIFs

The dramatic reality TV event we've been waiting for will soon arrive: the sixth season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" premieres on Bravo this Sunday, July 13. It appears to be quite the doozy -- full of everything from legal issues to identical twins to intense family cat fights and gossip. Plus, the return of original housewife, Dina Manzo.

Season 5 was all sorts of crazy, so if you're not caught up on the show you should probably do so now. But first we'll provide a little help outlining the highlights of the season for you. Through gifs, of course!

-One thing that did not let up last season: The tension insane fighting between the Giudices and the Gorgas. Teresa and her brother Joe continued to butt heads. Even Caroline Manzo tried to get involve in their troubled relationship. And Melissa was so fed up with the drama that she
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2014 Grammy Awards: The Show, The Winners

It was an incredible night at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards with amazing performances from Beyonce Knowles and Jay-z, along with Katy Perry and Lorde, just to name a few.

Hosted by the uber-talented LL Cool J, there were a plethora of winners this evening (January 26) including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis taking home the trophy for Best New Artist.

Daft Punk scored the biggest prize of the night with Album of the Year for Random Access Memories. In addition, the French electronic duo won Record of the Year with "Get Lucky" featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, along with Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Dance/Electronica Album.

Another memorable moment went to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis when Madonna and Queen Latifah joined them on stage for "Same Love," during which 34 couples tied the knot!

Check out the full list of 56th Annual Grammy Award winners below!

Record of
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Grammys 2014: Full winners list

Which music stars went home with awards at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Find out with this full winners list.

Winners in each category are bolded.

Record of the Year

"Get Lucky" -- Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons

"Royals" -- Lorde

"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Bruno Mars

"Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thick feat. T.I. and Pharrell

Album of the year

"The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles

"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk

"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar

"The Heist" -- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

"Red" -- Taylor Swift

Song of the year

"Just Give Me a Reason" -- Jeff Bhasker, Pink and Nate Ruess (Pink feat. Nate Ruess)

"Locked Out of Heaven" -- Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars)

"Roar" -- Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry and Henry Walter (Katy Perry)

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TV highlights 28/10/2013

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Tennis: BNP Paribas Masters | Tales From Northumberland With Robson Green | Ripper Street | Iceland Foods: Life In The Freezer Cabinet | Ocd Ward | Strike Back: Shadow Warfare | Some Girls | Quitting The English Defence League: When Tommy Met Mo

Tennis: BNP Paribas Masters

10am, Sky Sports 3

Day one coverage of the tournament formerly known as the Paris Masters, from Bercy's Palais Omnisports. The Masters has been dominated in recent years by the usual suspects. Three of the last four winners have been David Ferrer, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic; however, the presence in last year's final of unseeded Jerzy Janowicz demonstrates that the unlikely is not entirely unthinkable. This year's favourites for the title include all of the above, plus messrs Nadal, Del Potro and Tsonga. Andrew Mueller

Tales From Northumberland With Robson Green

8pm, ITV

There's no one who loves the north-east more than Robson Green. (Ok, maybe Jimmy Nail.) Here,
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Camerimage unveils competition line-up

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up
Sebastian Junger and Andrea Nix Fine among filmmakers screening in competition at the cinematography festival.

Camerimage , the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), has revealed its 2013 line-up of films screening in six of the festival’s competition sections.

The 21st edition of Camerimage will screen more than 300 feature and short films, grouped into 24 sections, including 10 competitions. There are films from 50 countries around the world.

Around 30 films will receive their European premieres in Bydgoszcz, and more that 50 will have their Polish premieres.

The Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon competition titles representing the greatest achievements in cinematography. In the Student Etudes Competition, the Festival awards Golden Tadpole, Silver Tadpole and Bronze Tadpole.

It was previously announced that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Sławomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Gattaca) will be the recipient of the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Competing films

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