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In Memory of Roger Ebert - 10 Years at Cannes, 10 Books to Giveaway

I'm celebrating my 10th year attending the Cannes Film Festival, after first coming here in 2009. I love this festival, and I always love coming back, and I always say this every year. But this year, in honor of my 10th time here, I've decided to do something special. I'm giving away 10 copies of the classic Ebert book: "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun: A Cannes Notebook". Ebert wrote this book while at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and it was first published later that year. It became lost in tim...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Roger Ebert, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Martin Scorsese, Ebert, Feat, Cannes 19, Cannes Notebook Ebert


New Trailer for Re-Release of Early Internet Documentary 'Home Page'

"I really do live most on the 'net." Passion River is re-releasing the vintage tech documentary called Home Page, which originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999. The film never really got a release, but now 20 years later (in the midst of our current internet hysteria) they're re-releasing it for everyone to watch. Following one of the first and most notorious bloggers at the birth of the internet, Home Page shows us where our online navel gazing began and how it quickly le...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Documentaries, Ebert, Justin Hall, To Watch, Passion River


Seeing Double: ‘Cannonball’ and ‘The Gumball Rally’ Go Head-to-Head Across America

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we rev our engines and hit the asphalt with movies about high-speed, fun-filled car races across America.) If someone mentions having seen a movie about a wild and highly illegal cross-country car race you’d most likely think they were referring to 1981’s The Cannonball Run. It’s understandable as the Hal Needham-directed hit is popular, filled with A and B-list c...
Tags: Movies, New York City, America, Features, Roger Ebert, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Moscow, Warner, Hudson, Roger Corman, Robert, David Carradine, Don Simpson, Ebert, Sampson


Failed national builder Ebert claims rise to massive $108m, second only to Mainzeal

Unsecured creditor claims against failed national builder Ebert Construction have climbed to reach a massive $108 million, according to an update just issued, which puts the failure second only to Mainzeal's $110m losses.Ebert's... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ebert, Mainzeal, Ebert Construction


Turnberry Resort - Ailsa Course

Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course Turnberry, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND7489 YARDS (PAR 71)COURSE SSS/SLOPE: 77/139COURSE ARCHITECT: Philip Mackenzie Ross (1951); Martin Ebert (2016)ACCESSIBILITY: ResortCOURSE WEBSITE: http://turnberry.co.uk/ailsa-golf-course-scotland/ ROUNDS PLAYED: 1LAST PLAYED: August 14, 2017.LOW SCORE: 79 (+8) ACCOLADES -- Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World 2017: #16- Golf Digest World's Greatest 100 Courses (Outside USA) 2018: #10- Top100GolfCourses.com World's Top 100 2018...
Tags: Usa, California, Scotland, Sport, Britain, United States, Ireland, Royal Air Force, Golf, Tom Watson, Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Pebble Beach, Trump, Howard, Dan


This Anti-Minimalist Nail Trend Is Straight Out Of 1983

Everyone remembers the ‘80s differently. Some think Madonna, white-lace hair accessories, and perms, while others see Kangol and Jheri curls. But for designing duo Phillipe and David Blond of The Blonds, the indulgent decade is defined by one memory — specifically, one movie: Scarface. When the 1983 film starring Al Pacino as Cuban refugee-turned-drug kingpin Tony Montana premiered, it skyrocketed to the zeitgeist for its unprecedented levels of violence and drug use — and for the decadent live...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Montana, Roger Ebert, Madonna, Grace Jones, Peta, Karrueche Tran, Al Pacino, Arnold, Gertrude, Huang, Debbie Harry, Hancock, Ebert


Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in 'Feast of July'

None Left in the lurch by the movie-going public in 1995, Feast of July was probably one of the more demure productions to come out of the Merchant Ivory workshop. Based on a minor work by H.E. Bates, who wrote mostly charming and very British novels about the English working life, the film was further sidelined by its rather unenthusiastic critical reception. Time, however, has been kind to the film and it isn't really the forgettable fluff that the likes of Roger Ebert claimed it to be. Lift...
Tags: Music, Crime, Review, Drama, America, Roger Ebert, Period Drama, Mystery, Spielberg, Hugh Grant, Film Review, Bella, Chaplin, Ben Chaplin, Ebert, Blu Ray


Disclosure, Dasein, and the Divine in Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

None The tree of life is a common metaphor for the interconnectedness of all beings. While this metaphor is a familiar framework for ecological thinking—all regions, systems, and species are interwoven and inseparable—the tree of life is also a provocative paradigm for thinking about creativity. The Tree of Life is also both the name of Terrence Malick's 2011 masterpiece and an apt descriptor for his creative process, as evident by The Criterion Collection's 2018 release. The Criterion's rel...
Tags: Feature, Music, Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Texas, Drama, Germany, Fantasy, US, America, Earth, Mit, Harvard, Roger Ebert, Oxford, Brad Pitt


TriMet says denial of tricycle as mobility device is supported by federal regulations

This three-wheeled handcycle isn’t allowed on MAX trains. Last month we shared the story of activists who spoke out at a TriMet board meeting about their desire to take adult tricycles on light rail cars. Current TriMet policy allows only two-wheeled bicycles on MAX. Portlander Serenity Ebert, one of the people who testified at the TriMet meeting, uses a trike as a mobility device and she’s pushing the agency to change its policy so that she and others can have the same access as other bicycle...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ada, Max, Becker, US Department of Transportation, Ebert, Disability Rights, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, BikePortland, BP Headlines, Tim Becker, Serenity Ebert, Ms Ebert


How ‘Star Wars’ Borrows From ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired (or in this case help us better understand) George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid .) Losing the screenwriter William Goldman was a blow to the world of cineastes last month. He was one of the sharpest writers ever to come to Hollywood and he had a distinct way of playing a tense scene for laughs and making giggle at how good i...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Western, Sci-fi, Features, Roger Ebert, Lucasfilm, Goldman, George Lucas, Paul Bettany, Bolivia, Robert Redford, Naboo, Ebert, Paul Newman


Disability rights activists to TriMet: Let us take trikes on MAX

Serenity Ebert (left), Christine Watts (center), and Dawn Cohoe (right) in front of the TriMet board meeting yesterday. They are part of Civil Unrest Bicycle Club, a disability rights advocacy group. (Photo courtesy Christine Watts) TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey and the agency’s Board of Directors heard from two cycling activists during the open public comment period of their meeting yesterday. “I can’t use public transportation to get to cycling events that I can’t ride to or back fr...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Transit, Cycling, Portland, Electric, Max, Watts, Kelsey, Becker, Ebert, Disability Rights, TriMet, Jonathan Maus, TriMet Board, BP Headlines


Silent Film Sleuths Unearth Crusty Gems with 'Found at Mostly Lost, Vol. 2'

None Sponsored by the Library of Congress, Mostly Lost is an annual film workshop in which unidentified or mis-titled silent films are screened to an audience of scholars and fans who try to figure out what they are. Sometimes they succeed. PopMatters reviewed Volume One of these rarities, and now comes a second made-on-demand DVD: Found at Mostly Lost, Vol. 2, containing ten newly identified films from the festivals of 2015 to 2017. While all have historical or social interest, at least half ...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Congress, America, Silent Film, Library Of Congress, John Ford, Thomas Edison, Film Review, Mack, Jim, Barnes, Edison, Ebert, Susie So


Gravity Earth is using the blockchain to help refugees gain access to financial services

There’s considerable interest in the way blockchain technology could be used to manage personal data — so-called “self-sovereign ID” — but, to date, there are precious few examples of exactly how it might work. At TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin on the Startup Battlefield stage, Gravity Earth gave insight into how blockchain can be used to help refugees gain access to financial services and other resources to raise their standards of living. The Nairobi-based startup was founded by Johannes Ebert, Lau...
Tags: Berlin, Africa, Tech, Blockchain, Battlefield, Nairobi, Ebert, Startup Battlefield, Disrupt Berlin 2018, Gravity Earth, Johannes Ebert Laurent Salat, Paul Langlois Meurinne, Kakuma Kenya


Raining Picks: Warren Rychel’s Craziest Draft Pick Trades

The OHL Trade Deadline is just under two months away and teams are already tossing around draft picks while deals are being made. It’s an area that Windsor Spitfires’ general manager Warren Rychel is all too familiar with. On Tuesday afternoon, the Niagara Ice Dogs and Kingston Frontenacs got the ball rolling on the deadline season. The Frontenacs sent two-time 40-goal scorer Jason Robertson, along with defenceman Jacob Paquette, to the Ice Dogs. In return, the Frontenacs received forward Ian Ma...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Indiana, Rangers, Stephen Harper, AHL, Hockey, Kingston, Spitfire, Peterborough, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Windsor, Ottawa Senators, Brown, Logan


Charting the Career of Jamie Lee Curtis From Strode to Strode

(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.) Jamie Lee Curtis has always been fascinating because of her contradiction. As the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, she could have been the poster child for Hollywood nepotism, but she became an actor of the people. Even though she describes her dad as becoming a post-divorce absentee parent when she was really little, and we can...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington Post, Christopher Lee, Features, Wanda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lauren Bacall, Michael, Baroness, John Carpenter, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Curtis, Carpenter, Ebert


The Meaning Behind Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga's Hair In A Star Is Born

In a 1976 review of the second remake of A Star Is Born, starring Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand, film critic Roger Ebert wrote, "There's just no way, after all the times we've seen Streisand... for us to accept her as a kid on the way up." Ebert goes on, detailing exactly how despite the plot, movie makeup, and a lineage of two other eponymous films that came before it, the audience just couldn't possibly buy Streisand — an Academy Award winner — as a struggling singer. While some may...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Roger Ebert, Maine, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Paul Mitchell, Jackson, Gaga, Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Ebert, Warner Bros Pictures, Kiehl, Marula Oil, Jackson Maine


Failed construction company Ebert placed into liquidation

Collapsed builder Ebert Construction has now been placed in liquidation, following receivers being appointed in July.Ebert, which went down working on 15 sites, owes creditors more than $45 million and following a shareholder vote,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ebert, Ebert Construction


Hopes for new builder at 153-unit Union Green after Ebert failure

Negotiations are under way for a new contractor at the Union Green development on the CBD fringe after main contractor Ebert was placed in receivership. Since the start of last month, the 153-unit apartment project at the Union... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ebert, Union Green


CS Interview: Michael Gingold on 80’s Horror Book Ad Nauseam

CS Interview: Michael Gingold on His Horror Movie Book Ad Nauseam You may know Michael Gingold as the former Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria, as well as his current status as east coast editor for Rue Morgue, and contributor to many fine books on the genre. Before he was one of the foremost horror aficionados of our time, Gingold wrote and self-published the horror review fanzine Scareaphanalia, and throughout the 1980’s kept a shockingly thorough collection of newspaper clippings of horror ads. ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Australia, Horror, Brooklyn, Roger Ebert, Xerox, Warner Bros, Upper West Side, Colony, John Carpenter, Times Square, Blu, Rose, Kim Jong, Ebert


Warner Cowin: New Zealand construction industry like a 'house of cards'

COMMENT: Ebert is in receivership, Hawkins (Orange H Group) is in liquidation, and Fletchers is pulling out of the commercial construction market. Expect more announcements before the year is out.This year has highlighted the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Ebert, Fletchers, Warner Cowin, Hawkins Orange H Group


Ebert construction: Delayed hospital unit among company's projects

A delayed $57 million acute mental health unit at Middlemore Hospital is among the major projects contracted to troubled Ebert Construction Ltd.The new Tiaho Mai centre was designed to cater for up to 76 patients in four low-dependency... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ebert, Middlemore Hospital, Ebert Construction Ltd


Ebert Construction in receivership, major apartment site locked down

Major Auckland construction company Ebert is in receivership and workers have been locked out of sites, including the 153-unit Union Green project in the city this morning, PwC has confirmed.John Fisk of PwC said a statement would... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Ebert, John Fisk, Ebert Construction, Union Green project


Biographical Documentaries Are Big This Summer. Here Are Five More to Stream.

“RBG,” “Whitney” and others are bringing fans into theaters. For those at home, a guide to some of the best docs about luminaries now streaming.
Tags: News, Sarah, James, Liz, Amy, Ebert, Roger, Dean, Simone, Nina, Asif, Winehouse, Hedy, Kapadia, Lamarr, What Happened


B*A*P*S Deserves More Respect Than A 13% Rotten Tomatoes Score

According to a recent study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, film criticism is a field overwhelmingly dominated by (surprise, surprise) white men. Not anymore. In Refinery29's new series, our female movie critic will give fresh consideration to the movies we love, hate, or love to hate. It's time for a rewrite.Hollywood released approximately 143 movies in 1997. Of those, just 17 starred a Black performer in top billing. Most of those roles, as with Men In Black, Double Team, Money Ta...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Julia Roberts, Roger Ebert, New York Times, Christina Milian, Beverly Hills, Batman, Times, Cleveland, Vox, Halle Berry


Here’s Why the Movie About Russ Meyer & Roger Ebert Starring Will Ferrell & Josh Gad Fell Apart

Back in 2013, word broke of a film focused on the partnership of filmmaker Russ Meyer and film critic Roger Ebert. That film, Russ & Roger Go Beyond, later attracted Will Ferrell and Josh Gad in the lead roles, with Sing Street filmmaker John Carney hired to direct. The film was very close to beginning production, and then the plug was pulled. And now we know why. In 1970, Russ Meyer, a filmmaker known for his wild sexploitation films like Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and Mondo Topless, tea...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Roger Ebert, Harvey Weinstein, Meyer, Will-Ferrell, True Story, Valley, Harvey, Ebert, Meyers, John Carney, Josh-Gad, David Permut, Russ Roger


What Makes Taxi Driver So Powerful? An In-Depth Study of Martin Scorsese’s Existential Film on the Human Condition

The field jacket, the mohawk, the "real rain" that will "wash all this scum off the streets," the virtuoso tracking shot over the aftermath of a massacre, "You talkin' to me?": so many elements of Taxi Driver have found permanent places in cinematic culture, and almost as many have found permanent places in the culture, period. Thanks to its wide-ranging influence as well as its presence that endures more than forty years on, even those who've never seen the movie in some sense already k...
Tags: Google, New York, Film, College, New York City, America, Roger Ebert, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Vietnam, Seoul, Bond, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Facebook Twitter, Ebert


How Robert Altman’s ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ Lives in the DNA of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films that inspired George Lucas’ iconic universe. In this edition: Robert Altman’s 1971 film McCabe & Mrs. Miller) Roger Ebert called 1971’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller Robert Altman’s only perfect film. Altman had made a lot of great films, but Ebert insisted that this was his only perfect one. It tells the story of the dopey McCabe (Warren Beatty) who arrives in the small, muddy mining town of Presbyterian Church to open a br...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Warren Beatty, Woody Harrelson, Steve McQueen, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Young, Qi, Lando, Vilmos Zsigmond, Robert Altman, Chicago Tribune, Phil, Beckett


Elizabeth Ebert, ‘Grand Dame of Cowboy Poetry,’ Dies at 93

Ms. Ebert, who wrote in secret for most of her life, later rose to queenly prominence within the chivalrous ranks of cowboy poetry.
Tags: News, Ebert, Deaths (Obituaries, Poetry and Poets, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Elizabeth (1925-2018, Elizabeth Ebert


Do the Direct-to-Video Sequels to ‘The Lost Boys’ Suck?

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series where we explore the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition we bite down hard on two sequels to one of the most popular vampire movies of the ’80s.) Not every movie that deserves a sequel actually gets one, and those that actually get a follow-up don’t always deserve it. Hollywood’s a mysterious place, a place where box-office dictates content more often than talent and creativity, and one of the unfortu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Features, Roger Ebert, Washington Dc, Alan, Haim, Indiana Jones, Frog, Kiefer Sutherland, Ball, Chris, Nicole, Edgar, Angus


Jet Skis and Shootouts: The Waterlogged Action Cinema of the ’90s

If you asked me to describe my memory of ‘90s action movies in a single image, it would be this: our hero, wading through thigh-deep water, firing an endless barrage of bullets at whatever bad guy or monster happens to be offscreen. In my nostalgia-addled brain, it seems like every movie from that decade featured some combination of flooding and gunfights. And if this same reverence for waterlogged ‘90s blockbusters is what inspired Hollywood to churn out The Hurricane Heist, then I certainly c...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Fox, Roger Ebert, Williams, Reddit, Sandra Bullock, People Magazine, Casablanca, Keanu Reeves, Jason Patric, Christian Slater, Variety, Ebert, Rosetta Stone