A woman hunts the terrorist responsible for the plane crash that killed her family. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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New to Amazon Prime Video - THE GOOD LIAR

An aging con artist sets his sights on relieving a wealthy widow of her savings. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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New to Netflix - LITTLE WOMEN

The ups and downs of four young sisters during the American civil war. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Die Wilden Kerle 5 – review

Director: Joachim Masannek Release date: 2008 Contains spoilers  This is a German film aimed towards a younger audience and concerns itself with the Wild Soccer Bunch. It is the 5th in the series of films (and, from what I can gather, there is also a sixth film but with a different cast). This is the only film in the series I’ve watched. This film takes place in what might have been a post-apocalyptic setting but apparently (according to IMDb) is in the Shadow Realm (whatever that might be). ...
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The Daily Stream: No Wonder They Say Vertigo Is The Greatest Movie Of All Time

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Vertigo"Where You Can Stream It: The Roku ChannelThe Pitch: "Do you believe that someone out of the past, someone dead, can enter and take possession of a living being?" This is the question that an old acquaintance asks Scottie Ferguson, the retired San Francisco detective played by Jimmy Stewart in "Vertigo." It sounds ...
Tags: Movies, America, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Alfred Hitchcock, Golden Gate Park, Judy, Film School, Bernard Herrmann, Kane, Vertigo, Madeleine, Beverly Hillbillies, Novak, Jimmy Stewart, Mitchells

Tales From The Box Office: The Last Duel May Be The Last Movie Of Its Kind

Ridley Scott, the director behind such classics as "Alien" and "Gladiator," is one of our greatest living directors, and arguably one of the greatest ever. The man is on my personal Mount Rushmore of filmmakers. 2021 was shaping up to be a big year for the Oscar winner, as he had not one but two movies on deck for this year due to pandemic delays in the form of this week's "House of Gucci," as well as the historical epic "The Last Duel," which was released just last month. Unfortunately, the lat...
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A young woman falls for a manipulative and controlling DJ. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Everything We Know About That '90s Show So Far

This will be well-remembered by members of Gen-X and Gen-Y, but the 1990s were a ripe time for 1970s nostalgia. There was "The Brady Bunch Movie" in 1996, a wave of '70s genre-inflected indie crime cinema inspired by the popularity of "Pulp Fiction" in 1994. And there was, for its many, many fans, the long-running "That '70s Show," the Fox sitcom with the Big Star theme song. If you don't own a Big Star record yet, rectify that immediately. Also watch the 2012 documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fox, Netflix, Bill Murray, Wisconsin, Wilmer Valderrama, Patrick Stewart, Leia, Fuller House, Fez, Danny Masterson, Masterson, Eric, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Donna

The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy, Explained

Kathryn Bigelow's 2012 film "Zero Dark Thirty," which starred Jessica Chastain as CIA analyst Maya Harris and depicted the hunt for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was nominated in a handful of categories at the 2013 Academy Awards and went home with an Oscar for best sound editing. However, it's most remembered for the controversies that surrounded it.When the United States became involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and began the general War on Terror during George W. Bush administration, many c...
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New Release Review [Cinema/VOD] - THERE IS NO EVIL

Anthology of stories examining capital punishment in Iran. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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We Are Lady Parts Season 2 Is Happening At Peacock

Get ready to rock, because the best original show on Peacock has been given the green light for a second season. Originally conceived as a pilot for the Channel 4 Comedy Blaps showcase for new creators, "We Are Lady Parts" is about biochemical engineering Ph.D student Amina Hussein (Anjana Vasan) who becomes the unlikely lead guitarist of the all-female Muslim punk band known as Lady Parts. To convince Amina to join the band, frontwoman Saira (Sarah Kameela Impey) offers to set her up with poten...
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New Release Review [Cinema] - HOUSE OF GUCCI

A young woman marries into the Gucci fashion dynasty. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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Stellan Skarsgård Laments The Decline Of The Mid-Budget Movie

Golden Globe-winning Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård has a career spanning nearly five decades, most well known for his performances as Captain Viktor Tupolev in "The Hunt for Red October," Jan Nyman in "Breaking the Waves," Bootstrap Bill Turner in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," Bill Anderson in "Mamma Mia!," Martin Vanger in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in "Dune," and Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He's worked on both independent...
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C'mon C'mon Director Mike Mills On Joaquin Phoenix's Hair & His Therapist's Filmmaking Advice [Interview]

Mike Mills' movies are vivid portraits of a time and place. "Beginners," "20th Century Women," and Mills' latest film, "C'Mon C'Mon," are almost like time capsules. They're about people looking back, especially at the figures and days that defined them. "I have to do more therapy about why memory trips me out so much," Mills told us. In "C'mon C'mon," the filmmaker tells the story of a kid (Woody Normal) and his uncle (Joaquin Phoenix) hitting the road. As the uncle tells his nephew, he'll remin...
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Evil Dead Star Bruce Campbell Is Done Playing Ash: 'I Physically Just Can't Any More'

After 40 years of deadite killing, boomstick wielding, and one-liner delivering, the strongest chin in horror is putting his most iconic character out to pasture. In a recent interview with Collider, Bruce Campbell confirmed his retirement from playing Ashley J. Williams of "The Evil Dead" series. "Whatever the cliched phrase is, I left it all on the table. I've got nothing left to give," said Campbell. "The Evil Dead" launched the careers of both Bruce Campbell and the film's writer/director Sa...
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Watch: 'Doughnut' Short Film - Things Get Dark at an Improv Group

"We're going to kick off with an ice-breaker!" Time to gather everyone and learn some improv techniques! Doughnut is a cunning, awkward, dark comedy short from Manchester about an improv lesson that… goes off the rails. Made by filmmakers Larry Ketang & Liam White. An amateur improv class gather for the first time. During a friendly ice-breaker, one of the members does something that the rest of the group struggle to move beyond. Starring Nadia Emam, Lee Fenwick, and Corin Silva. The directo...
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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...
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The 15 Best Odd Couples In Television History

Unusual duos are always a blast — there's something exciting about two very different people who manage to have a deep friendship. It's also the foundation for a lot of friction, which is the heart of good storytelling. Over the years there have been dozens of television odd couples. One series, "The Odd Couple," took the trope to extremes in 1970, following the adventures of Felix and Oscar, two recently divorced men forced to live together. The HBO series "Succession" has given us a new terrib...
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‘I have an outsider’s perspective’: why Will Sharpe is the A-List’s new favourite director

The actor-director won a Bafta for his performance in Giri/Haji. Hailed as a star in the making by Olivia Colman​ and others, he discusses the true stories that inspired his new projects behind the cameraWill Sharpe has only been surfing a couple of times, but he really loved it. “So I’m not a surfer, I’m not very good at it, I’ve been twice,” clarifies the 35-year-old English-Japanese actor, writer and director. “But there’s something about being in this huge, loud, ‘other’ force and I never fe...
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Dying to Divorce: Turkish women’s campaign against domestic violence is set for Oscars

Two British film-makers have shone a light on a campaigning lawyer and her clients in an expose of misogyny and dangerous politicsOnce, not that long ago, Kubra and Arzu were healthy young Turkish mothers, looking forward to raising their children. Today, sadly, this is no longer all these charismatic, determined women have in common. They are now both among the many damaged survivors of violent attacks at the hands of husbands who believed it was their right to inflict potentially lethal injury...
Tags: Law, Film, Society, World news, Turkey, Domestic Violence, Culture, Britain, Oscars, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Femicide, Documentary films, KUBRA, Arzu, Violence against women and girls

Gaby Hoffmann: ‘I really love my job, but I don’t want to do it that often’

Despite being a child actor and having her own sitcom at 12, the star of Transparent and new film C’mon C’mon is happiest out of the spotlightThere were only a few occasions when the famed self-portraiture artist Cindy Sherman took photos of someone else and, at just five years old, Gaby Hoffmann became one of them. In the portrait, Hoffmann remembers with a knowing snort, she was dressed as the devil. Posing for one of the world’s most famous photographers was no fluke: Sherman was Hoffmann’s s...
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Gotham Awards Predictions: Will Netflix Rule Both Sides of Film and TV With ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘Squid Game’?

The Gotham Awards will be the first awards body on the independent circuit to choose its winners for the year on Monday. On the film side, two Netflix features lead the tally, both from debut women filmmakers — Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter.” There isn’t always an obvious blueprint to predicting […]
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Searches for Gucci label soar after release of murder film starring Lady Gaga

Designer brand reaps the benefit of Ridley Scott’s movie telling the story of the killing of firm’s ex-bossWhen is murder good for business? When it is made into a Hollywood movie, for one – and when that film stars Lady Gaga. House of Gucci, the Ridley Scott feature released last week to mixed reviews, has sent interest in the Gucci brand soaring. Searches for Gucci clothing were up 73% week on week, according to e-commerce aggregator on Friday, with a leap of 257% for bags and...
Tags: Fashion, Hollywood, Salma Hayek, Film, Culture, Film adaptations, Lady Gaga, Anna Wintour, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Ridley Scott, Gucci, Crime films, Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci, True crime books, Lady Gaga House

Netflix vs. Hulu: Which one is better for you?

Netflix and Hulu are two of the biggest names in streaming, but if you only have the budget for one, which one do you choose? Our guide will help you decide.
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House of Gucci review – Lady Gaga steers a steely path through the madness

Gaga rules in Ridley Scott’s at times ridiculous drama based on the true-life sagas of the Italian fashion dynasty“The most Gucci of them all” is how Patrizia Reggiani described herself in a 2014 interview and, judging by this entertainingly ripe, comedically tinged tragedy, she has a point. Variously known as “Lady Gucci” and “Black Widow”, Reggiani became the centre of a very 1990s scandal involving lust, money, fashion, murder… and a clairvoyant. To that tabloid-friendly cocktail, Ridley Scot...
Tags: Film, Culture, Lady Gaga, Ridley Scott, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Gucci, Jeremy Irons, Patrizia, Reggiani, Guccio Gucci, Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci, Sara Gay Forden, Roberto Bentivegna

Domenico Procacci on Making Directorial Debut With Davis Cup Docuseries ‘The Team,’ Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian producer Domenico Procacci, after shepherding more than 100 movies and several TV series, including Netflix’s upcoming Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lying Life of Adults,” via his Fandango shingle, is debuting as a director with six-part documentary series “The Team.” Variety speaks to Procacci exclusively about what prompted him to go behind the camera for […]
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What connects Janet Jackson’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’ to Shonda Rhimes and John Singleton?

From the Super Bowl to groundbreaking cinema: we jump down the rabbit hole, via a detour to Britney SpearsA new documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, has revisited the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show, when Justin Timberlake exposed one of Janet Jackson’s breasts – and nipple adornment – for about a half a second, causing America to lose its collective mind in a manner that was unfathomable then and remains unfathomable now. Continue r...
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Hong Kong: No Rights For Unmarried Fathers In Hong Kong? - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

In the popular Netflix movie, Fatherhood, Kevin Hart plays a widowed father, setting out to raise his daughter on his own.
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Vice Admits Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Is Terrible & “Isn’t Supposed to Be Good”

The slanderous Vice News has gone a step further than usual by insisting that, while Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop was terrible, it was also good and people should enjoy it regardless, the usual rhetoric in an attempt to kowtow to corporations. Netflix made numerous and unwarranted changes to Cowboy Bebop and have been roundly disparaged […]
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‘Hellbound’ Creator Yeon Sang-ho Details Season 2 Plans, Teases Third Zombie Movie in World of ‘Train to Busan’

Netflix’s latest genre offering from Korea, dark sci-fi thriller “Hellbound,” doesn’t waste any time in getting straight to the action. In the first minutes of the pilot, giant, billowing demons — think The Hulk meets an evil Michelin Man — erupt into the heart of Seoul to torture and scorch to death one of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Korea, Michelin, Busan, Seoul, Peninsula, Yeon, Train to Busan, Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound

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