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The Beatles: Get Back Used High-Tech Machine Learning To Restore The Audio

If you live on Earth, you've probably heard the music of The Beatles at least once. Heck, there's even a movie about what the world would look like if The Beatles had never existed, so they've clearly had a pretty massive pop culture impact. However, outside of their remastered album recordings, fans haven't been able to hear much of the Fab Four in high definition. Now, in "The Beatles: Get Back" on Disney+, director Peter Jackson has delivered audio and footage from The Beatles that's higher q...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, News, Disney, The Beatles, John, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo, PAUL, John Paul George

Daily Podcast: Mini-Water Cooler: House Of Gucci, Belfast, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, And More

On the December 3, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor Ben Pearson is joined by /Film editor Brad Oman at the virtual water cooler to talk about what they've been up to.Opening Banter:At The Water Cooler:What we've been Doing:Brad is way behind on decorating for Christmas, is getting ready to go to London.What we've been Reading:What we've been Watching:Brad watched Belfast, Spencer, Licorice Pizza, King Richard, Dune, has started (re)watching New Girl, and the Christmas Cookie ChallengeBe...
Tags: Podcast, London, Movies, News, Brad, Ben Pearson, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Gucci Belfast King Richard Licorice Pizza, Belfast Spencer Licorice Pizza King Richard Dune, Richard Belfast

Audio Content Fund awards £334k to 17 new projects

The Audio Content Fund has announced the recipients of grant funding for 17 more public service radio projects that will be broadcast across commercial and community radio in the UK. The projects will all be produced by independent production companies, 11 of which are based outside London, with seven indies receiving funding from the Audio Content Fund for the first time. The fund, which is financed by the UK Government, has allocated £334k to the projects, and estimates the content will be ...
Tags: UK, London, Industry, Bliss, Radio, Britain, Manchester, Northern Ireland, Clarke, Julie Bindel, Absolute Radio, ACF, Emma B, Maskell, Downtown Country, Audio Content Fund

Two Bauer stations switch to 100% Christmas music

Magic in the UK and Downtown Radio in Northern Ireland have both dropped their usual playlists and flipped to 100% Christmas music. In London, Magic breakfast presenters Ronan and Harriet kick-started the festive tunes on November 26th, whilst in Ireland, Downtown changed format on December 1st with the help of Leona Lewis. Downtown Radio Content Director Stuart Robinson explains it’s the third time the station has changed at Christmas and it was worth the risk in previous years: “We were del...
Tags: UK, London, Radio, Northern Ireland, Magic, Gary Barlow, Leona Lewis, Harriet, Bauer, Ronan, Station News, Stuart Robinson, Downtown Radio, Ireland Downtown

The Ted Lasso Episode You Didn't Know Was Based On A True Story

Before the AppleTV+ sports comedy "Ted Lasso" swept the Emmys with a whopping 20 nominations (and 7 wins), the kind-hearted mustachioed man and his crew of footballers already had a place in our hearts. The fish-out-of-water football coach has a way of winning people over, as he proves time and time again throughout the series — and the audience is no exception.Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) is a lovable American football coach who's tasked with leading an English football club to victory. Or so he ...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, Nbc, Ted, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Kansas, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Guardiola, Bill Lawrence, Lasso, Donnie Campbell

Official Trailer for Making of 'Jaws' Stage Play 'The Shark is Broken'

"Do you really think they're going to be talking about this in 40 years?" Okay, yes this isn't a film, but it's close enough! The Shark is Broken is a stage play, currently on West End in London, about the making of Spielberg's Jaws (1975). So it's a play about making one of the best films of all-time? I want to see it!! Set on a boat in 1974 - shooting has stalled. The lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty ...
Tags: London, Movies, Trailer, West End, Spielberg, Indies, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, To Watch, Roy Scheider, Ian Shaw, Robert Shaw Roy Scheider Richard Dreyfuss, Liam Murray Scott, Demetri Goritsas

Big Thank You Tour organised by Virgin Radio UK for key workers

Virgin Radio UK is staging three gigs for key workers in its Big Thank You Tour to recognise key workers who helped Britain through the height of the pandemic. The gigs are being held at the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow on December 20, the AO Arena in Manchester on December 21 and culminating in The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on December 23. The gigs will be fronted by a number of acts split across the venues, from the world of music including The Fratellis, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs, To...
Tags: London, Radio, Britain, NHS, Manchester, Glasgow, SSE Arena Wembley, Station News, Virgin Radio, Mike Cass, Virgin Radio UK, AO Arena, Isaac Stuart Virgin

Dolph Lundgren And Scott Adkins On Castle Falls, Aquaman 2, John Wick 4 & More [Interview]

Dolph Lundgren made his name as a physically imposing '80s action hero, but he has been carving out a unique second career for himself, largely with roles in movies like "Aquaman" and "Creed II." And he's also taking an eye towards directing more, resulting in his most recent project, a heist/action flick titled "Castle Falls." This movie unites him with one of cinema's current premier action stars, Scott Adkins. While he may not be a household name, action aficionados are certainly familiar wit...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Alabama, Netflix, Jamie Foxx, Skype, 50 Cent, Aquaman, Andy Garcia, Stallone, Scott, Dolph, Adkins, Dolph Lundgren

Random movie watched yesterday: The Luis Bunuel version of "Robinson Crusoe" from 1954.

I know Bunuel from "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" (1972) and "Belle de Jour" (1967) and I wondered what he did with "Robinson Crusoe." I'll just say he had a very long career with many stages and quote the NYT obituary (1983) — "an iconoclast, moralist, and revolutionary who was a leader of avant-garde surrealism in his youth and a dominant international movie director half a century later."  The entire "Robinson Crusoe" film is on YouTube. I ran into it on the Criterion Channel, but...
Tags: London, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, Religion, Solitude, Robinson Crusoe, Defoe, Daniel Defoe, Ann Althouse, Belle de Jour, Luis Buñuel, Buñuel

This is Distorted announce collaboration with Sister Bliss

Union Jack Dance is to air an in-depth documentary series celebrating the history of British dance music produced by This is Distorted. Funded by the Audio Content Fund, Dance Britannia is a six-part series presented by DJ Sister Bliss, a founder member of faithless. The series will be a one-of-a-kind behind-the-scenes journey into some of the biggest British dance artists and albums of the last 30 years, airing early 2022. The Bliss will talk candidly to her fellow UK dance icons about thei...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Bliss, Radio, Bauer, Station News, Scala Radio, Jack Media, Union Jack Dance, Andi Durrant, Sister Bliss, This Is Distorted, Blissy

But I'm A Cheerleader Musical Is Premiering In London In 2022

Time to put away the pom-poms and put on our gender reveal party color-blocked clothing, because Jamie Babbit's iconic conversion therapy satire, "But I'm A Cheerleader," is now a musical. First presented as part of MTFestUK 2019, "But I'm A Cheerleader: The Musical" will be the first fully commissioned musical discovered at the festival to be presented on stage. The musical's book and lyrics come from Bill Augustin with music by Andrew Abrams. The production is being directed by Tania Azevedo w...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, News, America, DUVALL, Babbit, Paul Taylor Mills, Jamie Babbit, Elliot Page, Lyonne, Megan Natasha Lyonne, Bill Augustin, Andrew Abrams, Tania Azevedo, Alexzandra Sarmiento

The Real Charlie Chaplin: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)There's no question Charlie Chaplin is a vital figure in movie history. Whether they've actually seen any of his many silent works or handful of sound films, everyone has surely absorbed the image of him as the slapstick-prone, mustached trouble-maker with a heart of gold known as The Tramp. He was a true innovator in the way he ...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, London, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Earth, Fbi, Showtime, Paul ryan, Charles Dickens, Peter Capaldi, Charles Chaplin, Christine Keeler, Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Attenborough

Stephen Sondheim Wanted To Turn Groundhog Day Into A Musical – Here's Why He Didn't

The great Stephen Sondheim died over the holiday weekend, signaling a monumental loss to the world of theatre and art in general. Sondheim's staggering career includes writing the lyrics for "West Side Story," as well as writing the music and lyrics for such shows as "Company," "Follies," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Sunday in the Park with George," "Into the Woods," and more. His legacy will live on forever, but Sondheim's passing has also reminded us of projects that coul...
Tags: London, Movies, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Bill Murray, Tim Minchin, Murray, Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, Vic, Harold Ramis, Danny Rubin, George Into the Woods, Music Theatre International

The One Thing You'll Never Catch James Bond Drinking

You've seen James Bond sip martinis onscreen, and you know how he likes them: "Shaken, not stirred." In his globe-trotting adventures, he's also been known to knock back 50-year-old Macallan Scotch whiskey, among other things. But did you know that Bond, much like Ted Lasso, hates tea?This might seem counter-intuitive, given that tea and Bond are both emblems of British culture, whereas Ted Lasso is an American football coach who came to England to coach soccer. However, if you dig back into Ian...
Tags: Japan, England, London, Movies, France, Russia, Britain, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Tommy Lee Jones, Jamaica, Bond, Huffington Post, Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Sean Connery


A fashion student shares a supernatural connection with a troubled wannabe singer in 1960s London. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: London, Movies, Horror, Soho, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/28/2021

The Facebook page is working again, but I figured I'd continue these here for a little while. This is the first since the 11/24 titled one. 'South Park: Post Covid' Film Paints Stark, Bland (Hilarious) Pandemic Future The first of 14 made-for-TV films from Trey Parker and Matt Stone premiered Thursday exclusively on Paramount+. Ryan Parker November 25, 2021 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/south-park-post-covid-paramount-movie-pandem...
Tags: Comics, London, South Park, Washington Post, Disney, Dell, Porto, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Fantagraphics, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Comics Research Bibliography, Miracleman

The Beatles: Get Back Review: A Shapeless Documentary With A Fantastic Ending

The new 8-hour, 3-part docuseries "The Beatles: Get Back," branded as a Disney+ Original and hailing from blockbuster filmmaker Peter Jackson, raises two unavoidable and unfortunately unanswerable questions. First, why is this 8 hours long? And second, why is this on Disney+? The latter question, no less a head-scratcher than the first, at least does not pose as a commentary on the content of "The Beatles: Get Back." But for a streaming service that is awfully shy about presenting some of its ow...
Tags: Reviews, London, Movies, Disney, George Harrison, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Olivia Harrison, Harrison, Twickenham England, Yoko Ono Lennon, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Apple Studios

BBC Radio 4 switches to emergency audio following fire alarm

Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson left the BBC Radio 4 studio on Monday morning following a fire alarm going off during Today at New Broadcasting House in London. A minute of silence aired at 7.39am followed by the back-up audio playing for almost 15 minutes. The emergency tape started with a promo followed by a message by an announcer to explain what was happening: “This is BBC Radio 4. We’re having some problems which are preventing us from continuing with our schedule programmes smoothly – ...
Tags: London, Radio, Nick Robinson, New Broadcasting House, NICK, Bbc Radio 4, BBC Radio, Martha, Martha Kearney, Station News

Second Trailer for New Years Eve 99 in London Comedy Film 'Pirates'

"Gettin' into that party is the only thing that matters!" Picturehouse in the UK has debuted a second trailer for an indie film called Pirates, now playing in cinemas in the UK. Described as "the world's shortest road movie", following three 18-year-old friends on their journey from North to South London on New Year's Eve 1999. They drive through London in their tiny Peugeot 205 pumping out a live garage set from the stereo and arguing about their Avirex jackets and Naf Naf imports. Determin...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Trailer, South London, North, Peugeot, Indies, Yates, Picturehouse, Avirex, To Watch, Gettin, Elliot Edusah Jordan Peters, Reda Elazouar, Kassius Nelson Youssef Kerkour Rebekah Murrell

West Side Story Songwriter & Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91

The illumination of ghost lights shine a bit brighter but the sounds of a little night music play a bit quieter today, as at 91 years old, Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim has passed away. One of the most important figures of 20th-century musical theater, Sondheim is considered by many to have reinvented the American musical. He provided the lyrics for iconic shows like "West Side Story" and "Gypsy," as well as the music and lyrics for a slew of classics like "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way t...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, West End, Miranda, Hans Christian Andersen, Gypsy, Tony, Sondheim, Jonathan Larson, West Side Story, Dick Tracy, Oscar Hammerstein II, George Into the Woods

The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather Part 2"Paramount Pictures We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score. The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage. The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.The list we compiled here is ba...
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Audio Production Awards 2021 – full winners list announced

Annie Mac won a new special AudioUK Award whilst production company Listen was named Entertainment named Production Company of the Year at the 2021 APAs. The Audio Production Awards were held at a gala evening on Wednesday 24 November at the BFI on London’s South Bank hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenters Jordan North & Vick Hope. This year’s winners also included Ade Oladipo, who won an award for Best New Voice for his work at talkSPORT, including the Audio Content Fund-financed ‘Kick-off: Added ...
Tags: London, Awards, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Red Cross, BFI, South Bank, BBC Radio, MIM, Ricky Wilson, Annie Mac, Chris Nicoll, Ben Walker, BBC Newsbeat

Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon

Hits Radio Pride Future Star winner announced by Bauer

Ben Johns has been named Hits Radio Pride’s Future Star winning a residency on the Bauer Media LGBTQ+ radio station. The Future Star competition, launched in August by Hits Radio Pride in partnership with BT, saw budding presenters submit demos to win the opportunity to present their own show on the station. Having received the most public votes out of the final eight, Ben will host his own radio show every Sunday throughout December from 2-7pm, with his first show recorded from the top of t...
Tags: London, Bt, People, Radio, Ben Jones, Ben, Bauer, BT Tower, Matt Batchelor, Bauer Media Advertising, Hits Radio Pride, Ben Johns, Bauer Media LGBTQ

Ethan Hawke's The Black Phone Mask Was Designed By Horror Legend Tom Savini

If you've seen "Creepshow," "Friday the 13th," or "Maniac," you've beheld the work of Tom Savini. The legendary fx artist has been in the game for over 40 years, from Bob Clark's '74 Monkey's Paw riff "Deathdream" to his feature directorial debut, a 1990 remake of George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," and finally coming full circle to directing an episode of Shudder's "Creepshow" series in 2019. Pulling from his experience as a combat photographer during the Vietnam war, Savini incorpor...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Ethan Hawke, William Shatner, Cheshire, Joe Hill, Tom, Lon Chaney, Bob Clark, Boogie, Conrad Veidt, Finney, Blumhouse, Scott Derrickson, Living Dead

The Beatles: Get Back Clip: The Fab Four Rock Out On The Roof

We're days away from both Thanksgiving food comas and the premiere of "The Beatles: Get Back" on Disney+. The original docuseries from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy director Peter Jackson is a three-part event that begins on Thursday. It's the perfect excuse to remove yourself from family battles over politics and who's getting turkey skin. Today we have a brand new clip of the famous rooftop performance of the titular song, and it's stunning.Jackson, who's won three Oscars so far, has restore...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, News, Disney, George Harrison, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Peter Jackson, John She, Michael Lindsay Hogg

Eddie Redmayne Now Thinks That The Danish Girl Should Have Starred A Trans Actress

Six years after the release of Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," a biopic about the life of Danish artist and trans woman Lili Elbe, star Eddie Redmayne says that he thinks accepting the role was a "mistake," in response to the criticism that Lili should have been played by a trans actress instead.In a new interview with The Times in London in preparation for his stint as the emcee in "Cabaret," Redmayne finally admitted that accepting the lead in "The Danish Girl" was a bad move. Asked if he woul...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Netflix, Eddie Redmayne, The Times, Stephen Hawking, HRC, Tom Hooper, Lili Elbe, Redmayne, Lili, Felicity Jones, Kristen Lopez, Jen Richards

Movies Like Avatar That Are Just As Visually Stunning

At the time, "Avatar" was a box office phenomenon the likes of which the film industry had never seen. It shouldn't have surprised anyone: Director James Cameron had proven himself a titan of that particular arena back in the '90s, unleashing one groundbreaking, blockbuster event film after another, and he'd worked for over a decade developing this ambitious sci-fi project -- an epic that wasn't based on any previously existing material.The road to production wasn't easy, as Cameron's latest for...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Virginia, Superman, Earth, Star Trek, Pandora, Avatar, United States, Bud, Cameron, Stanley Kubrick, Russell Crowe, Pocahontas, Mars

The Dr. Strangelove Alternate Ending Few People Have Ever Seen

Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" is still seen by many as the epitome of bleak political satire. More than 50 years after its original release in 1964, the film's absurdist portrayal of the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union remains an unsettling reminder of just how easy it would be for humankind to wipe itself clean off the map through a nuclear catastrophe. And as depressing as I'm making the movie sound, "Dr. Strangelove" really...
Tags: London, Movies, Royal Air Force, Stanley Kubrick, Dallas, John F Kennedy, Pentagon, Kubrick, Air Force, Kennedy, Soviet Union, Harvey, Dallas Texas, George C Scott, Strangelove, Peter Sellers

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/20/2021

Facebook has been refusing to let me post multiple times in one day to the current Comics Research Bibliography page. The original (long out of date page) is archived by the Library of Congress here. 2012 and 2018 print editions can be bought here, and you can buy the 2020 e-book version directly from me. So here are the citations that should have been on Facebook yesterday and today, some of which probably did post there. Duncan, R. and Smith, M.J., ...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, New York, London, India, America, Britain, House, Glasgow, Smith, Library Of Congress, Avengers, Sam, Calvin, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye

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