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Bond 25: Daniel Radcliffe on whether he would play James Bond

Daniel Radcliffe says people often say his accent leads to people asking if he'd play James Bond [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

How 137 Films got its name

Last Sunday, at the San Francisco International Film Festival, I saw the world premiere of a fascinating and disturbing documentary, We Believe in Dinosaurs, about the building of the Ark Encounter, a $102 million pseudoscientific tourist attraction in Williamstown, Kentucky. (You can read about the Encounter’s 2016 opening and about Ken Ham, the “creationist” zealot behind the endeavor, here.) The film doesn’t yet have a distributor, so I can’t tell you where it will play next. What I can te...
Tags: Film, How They Got That Name, Naming, Numbers, Science, Nancy Friedman

The Curse of La Llorona true story: Real grieving Wailing Woman steals our children

The Mexican story behind The Curse of La Llorona is more scary in its heartbreaking grief than the new film's take on the Wailing Woman [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

Avengers: Endgame is NOT the end of MCU's third phase Marvel boss confirms

Avengers: Endgame is not the end of the third phase of the MCU according to Kevin Feige, Spider-Man: Far From Home is [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace

You'll be forgiven for not having heard of the film "Amazing Grace." After all, it was shot 47 years ago and until recently never available due to a combination of technical difficulties and legal issues. However, it is now available and showing in theaters and definitely worth seeing.  The film was originally shot in 16mm by Sydney Pollack at the behest of Warner Brothers. The occasion was to be a live recording of the Queen of Soul's return to her gospel roots at the New Temple Missio...
Tags: Film, Music / DVDs

Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters

Roger Waters | Rock concerts | Use-by dates | Exercise | SmartphonesRegarding Jeremy Beecham’s thoughts on Roger Waters (Letters, 19 April), I think we can take it as read Waters would not encourage Madonna to support the Assad regime by playing Damascus.John WarburtonEdinburgh• You failed to mention the two most important filmed rock concerts (Homecoming review – Beyoncé documentary is a triumphant celebration, 19 April): Monterey Pop and Woodstock. To write about seminal filmed rock gigs witho...
Tags: Documentary films, Film, Beyoncé, Music, Woodstock, Israel, Middle East and North Africa, World news, Syria, Roger Waters, Madonna, Smartphones, Mobile phones, Technology, Science, Health

Saving Mr Banks true story: Walt Disney's battle to make Mary Poppins

Saving Mr Banks tells the story of PL Travers and Walt Disney's long process in making Mary Poppins [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
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Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton hospitalised after stroke

Family of Oscar-nominated film-maker, 51, thanked his fans and colleagues for good wishes Oscar-nominated director John Singleton is in intensive care after suffering a stroke. The film-maker, known for movies including Boyz N the Hood, the 2000 remake of Shaft and 2 Fast 2 Furious, fell ill on Wednesday, his family said in a statement to the Press Association.Singleton, 51, is now in hospital “under great medical care”, they said. Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Culture

Bollinger and Aston Martin bring in the big bucks for the next James Bond film

EXCLUSIVE: James Bond loves his vodka martinis but Daniel Craig will be popping Bollinger in the next 007 which has netted a record £75 million in endorsement deals [Author: James Desborough, Halina Watts]
Tags: Film, James Desborough, Halina Watts

Robert De Niro calls Donald Trump a 'wannabe gangster'

Oscar-winning actor says US president has proven himself to be a ‘total loser’ with no moralsRobert De Niro has criticised Donald Trump again, calling the US president a “total loser” and “wannabe gangster”.The actor has been involved in a long-running dispute with Trump, saying “fuck Trump” at the Tony awards last year. Continue reading...
Tags: Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, Film, Culture, US news, World news, US politics

Roman Polanski files case to have Academy membership restored

Film director was removed last year from organisation behind Oscars after sexual misconduct Roman Polanski has asked a judge to restore his membership in the organisation that awards the Oscars nearly a year after he was expelled for sexual misconduct.Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive on Friday petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make him a member in good standing again. Continue reading...
Tags: Roman Polanski, Film, US news, Culture, World news

Child's Play trailer: Chucky gets a major upgrade as Mark Hamill voices killer doll

Child's Play is the horror remake we all needed as Mark Hamill takes on the iconic killer doll [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Chucky, Mark Hamill, Jo Anne Rowney

Beyonce Homecoming: Full Coachella set list for Netflix film documentary

Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce is on Netflix now - here's the full Coachella set list [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Beyonce, Film, Netflix, Coachella, Jo Anne Rowney, Beyonce Homecoming

'Real life James Bond' thought to have inspired famous spy gets 007 on gravestone

A spy who is thought to have inspired James Bond has been given 007 on his gravestone after his link to author Ian Fleming emerged [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Jo Anne Rowney

True story behind Red Joan - the KGB spy who leaked British secrets for 40 years

The public were shocked when elderly woman Melita Norwood was uncovered as a KGB spy [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, KGB, Red Joan, Melita Norwood, Jo Anne Rowney

Red Joan review: 'Granny spy' thriller that never gets off the ground

A romantic take on a fascinating true story, Red Joan features an underused - but affecting - Judi Dench [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Judi Dench, Joan, Jo Anne Rowney

Hobbs and Shaw UK release date, cast, trailer, plot, Fast and Furious delay

Fast and Furious presents Hobbs and Shaw will be hitting cinemas later in 2019 [Author: Lewis Knight]
Tags: UK, Film, Hobbs, Shaw, Lewis Knight

Colour in Cinema: Daredevil

I’m not a fan of western superhero franchises. Yes I fully appreciate that I’m in the minority here and it’s certainly not my intention to turn you away in the first sentence, but rather to solidify the fact that this exploration of colour in cinema does not come from a fanboy solely driven by vapid, […] The post Colour in Cinema: Daredevil appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Inspiration, Cinema, Color, Color Theory, Daredevil, Film, Jake Hicks, Movie, Series

Hobbs & Shaw trailer: Fast & Furious spin-off jam packed with action

Hobbs & Shaw trailer jam packed with action as the duo go head to head [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Hobbs, Shaw, Hobbs Shaw, Jo Anne Rowney

Spider-Man: Far From Home release date has been moved and it's earlier

Spider-Man: Far From Home release date has been shifted to an earlier date [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
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Avengers: Endgame: Tessa Thompson on where Valkyrie has been

Avengers: Endgame posters revealed Valkyrie is alive and well, but no one knew where she had been - now Tessa Thompson reveals all [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Valkyrie, Tessa Thompson, Jo Anne Rowney

The Curse of La Llorona director "wanted to take Jaws approach" with Weeping Woman

The Curse of La Llorona director Michael Chaves on the inspiration for the new Conjuring movie [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Michael Chaves, Curse of La Llorona, Jo Anne Rowney

Star Wars 9 director JJ Abrams says there's "more to the story" of Rey's parents

Ever since fans found out Star Wars: Episode IX was called The Rise of Skywalker the question of Rey's parents was always going to pop up [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
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Avengers Endgame leaked footage on Reddit devastates fans with five-minute scene

No spoilers here - but avoid social media as Avengers: Endgame footage leaks online on Twitter and Reddit [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Reddit, Jo Anne Rowney

Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition

Streaming service, which spent $12bn on original content in 2018, beat analysts exceptions in latest earnings reportNetflix added 9.6 million new subscribers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer competition from rivals including Amazon, Apple and Hulu.The streaming video service now has nearly 149 million subscribers worldwide and beat analysts expectations in its latest . Its often volatile share price dipped slightly after the news broke, falling...
Tags: Business, Technology, Television, Media, Film, US, World news, US news, Netflix, Culture, Hulu, Amazon Apple

“Kubrick/Tarkovsky”: A Video Essay Explores the Visual Similarities Between the Two “Cinematic Giants”

Who are your favorite filmmakers? Responses to that question including the names Stanley Kubrick and Andrei Tarkovsky have been heard so often, for so long, that they've passed into the realm of cinephile cliché. How, then, to rediscover what about their films makes Kubrick and Tarkovsky synonymous with the very concept of the brilliant auteur? In "Kubrick/Tarkovsky" above, cinematic video essayist Vugar Efendi sheds light on the essence of these two "cinematic giants" by putting their w...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Wes Anderson, Stanley Kubrick, Tokyo, Kubrick, Jack, Seoul, Ivan, Facebook Twitter, Tarkovsky, Domenico, Andrei Tarkovsky, Life Work of Stanley Kubrick

Notre Dame and the culture it inspired – from Matisse to the Muppets

It mesmerised Proust, terrified Homer Simpson and gave us the Hunchback – Guardian critics celebrate Paris’s gothic masterpiece at the heart of the modern imaginationAs Notre Dame Cathedral’s majestic spire tumbled into the inferno on Monday night, live newsreaders around the world decried the tragic loss of this 12th-century marvel. The great timber roof – nicknamed “the forest” for the thousands of trees used in its beams – was gone, the rose windows feared melted, the heart of Paris destroyed...
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Music, Television, Film, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Television & radio, Heritage, Paris, Stage, Notre Dame

Staged sex: how an intimacy coordinator works with actors on sex scenes – video

The role of the intimacy coordinator has become more important in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the broader #MeToo movement. Ita O'Brien works on the set of a short film, Keep Breathing, breaking down the choreography of a sex scene to ensure the wellbeing of the actors and create a clear language and process Continue reading...
Tags: Film, Culture, Harvey Weinstein, Acting, Ita O Brien

'It's an absurd profession': the world's most infamous bouncers tell all

They have a fearsome reputation for excluding eager clubbers – but as a documentary about Berlin’s doormen is released, three of them explain why their policies are ‘all about tolerance’The door policies for Berlin’s nightclubs are some of the most talked about in the world. Online forums detail appropriate clothing, what to say and how to act in line in order to get in. In the German capital, bouncers don’t just play the role of security, but also curator, sussing out who can handle the extreme...
Tags: Europe, Music, Film, Germany, Berlin, World news, Cities, Culture, Dance music, Electronic Music, Gentrification, Clubbing, Documentary films, David Dietl

Apple hires A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries

In addition to a growing lineup of scripted fare, documentaries will be another key focus for Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service set to launch in May. According to a new report today from Variety, Apple has hired A&E’s Molly Thompson as its Head of Documentaries. Thompson’s experience at A&E includes founding its documentary production arm, A&E IndieFilms, back in 2005. While there, several of its films earned Emmy nominations, including “Life, Animated,” “Cartel Land,” “Jesus Camp,”...
Tags: Apple, Viola Davis, Movies, Beyonce, Media, Film, Films, Tech, Apple TV, Netflix, Paris, Documentaries, Jennifer Lopez, Harry, A&e, Emmys