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50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
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‘Bird Box,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ fueled boost in L.A.-area filming in 2018

Production activity in the greater Los Angeles region went up a healthy 1.3 percent in 2018 over 2017, according to a report by FilmLA, the city and county’s not-for-profit film office. There were 38,795 on-location shoot days in 2018 compared to 2017’s 38,284. That’s the second highest total according to FilmLA, which processes the location permits that are the best measure of production activity in the region (work on studio lots and soundstages does not require permits and is less accurately ...
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Los Angeles On-Location Feature Filming Surges 12.2% in 2018

On-location feature filming in Greater Los Angeles expanded impressively in 2018, gaining 12.2% to 4,377 shooting days, according to FilmL.A. Production activity for feature films rose 15.5% to 1,078 shooting days during the fourth quarter, with 146 days coming from projects receiving California tax credits — including Netflix’s “Bird Box,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a […]
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11 Most Iconic 2000s Movie Characters

11 most iconic 2000s movie characters The 2000s gave us many great films. Adaptations such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Spider-Man trilogy, Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and many others became cultural phenomena. But the decade didn’t just have sequels and reboots to offer. Many original characters were created and people still remember them today. Here are our favorites. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRe...
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Hidden Streams: Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, and Other Streaming Gems

(Welcome to Hidden Streams , a column focused on the best older movies available to stream on your favorite services, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.) The death of FilmStruck might make it harder for cinephiles to dig those older hidden gems out of the overwhelming piles of streaming titles. From lesser-known classics to cult favorites, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the best older films you can stream on the various platforms. In this edition of Hidden Streams, yo...
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Al Pacino Will Hunt Nazis for Jordan Peele (in the Amazon Series ‘The Hunt’)

Is Al Pacino in the midst of a comeback? I hope so. The acclaimed actor will appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman later this year, and now he’s about to join the Amazon series The Hunt. The show, which hails from executive producer Jordan Peele, focuses on a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City who discover hundreds of secret Nazis are attempting to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. Deadline broke the news about Pacino...
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The 43 biggest movies coming out in 2019, which could propel the box office to another record-breaking year

2018 was a huge year for the movie business. There were record-breaking figures domestically ($11.9 billion), thanks to the domination by Disney, which was responsible for an incredible 26% of the market share, as well as surprise hits throughout the year like "A Quiet Place" and "A Star Is Born." The international box office ($29.8 billion) also had a record year with big hitters like "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" proving their might, while movies like "Venom" a...
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s Karen Gillan to Lead All-Female Assassin Movie ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

Karen Gillan, who plays Nebula in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is set to play another lethal killer in a new action thriller called Gunpowder Milkshake. She’s set to be the cornerstone of what is envisioned as an all-female cast in a “violent”, “stylish”, and “snappy” new movie. Grab a straw and learn more about it below.  The Hollywood Reporter says Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado will direct the movie. They’re the guys who directed the 2013 Israeli horror thriller ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Berlin, Bill, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Tarantino, Karen Gillan, Gillan, Action/Adventure, Baby Driver, Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Marvel Studios Guardians, Nebula Gillan


Action Movie Gunpowder Milkshake Lands Karen Gillan to Star

Action movie Gunpowder Milkshake lands Karen Gillan to star Karen Gillan has landed the starring role in the upcoming assassin-centric action movie Gunpowder Milkshake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will span multiple generations, and sport a half-female cast, of which Gillan is the cornerstone. The film will be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who also helmed the 2014 Israeli hit film Big Bad Wolves. The two also wrote the screenplay along with Ehud Lavski. A...
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Ringo Lam, Director of Hong Kong Classic ‘City on Fire,’ Dies at 63

He achieved renown with a string of crime dramas, including a 1987 thriller that influenced Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
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Hong Kong Director Ringo Lam Dies at 63

Hong Kong-born action director Ringo Lam, who directed the influential crime film “City on Fire,” has died. Hong Kong media outlets reported the director, who was born Lin Lingdong, was found unresponsive in bed on Saturday by his wife. The 1986 “City on Fire” is considered a landmark film about Hong Kong triads, and won […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Obituaries, Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ringo Lam, Lin Lingdong


2019 movie preview: Marvel looms large, but look who else is prepping releases

Before we get into the most obvious thing about the upcoming movies for 2019 – which is, Marvel is going to make a lot of money, again – can we first look forward to some great filmmakers who’ll be doing exactly what they want to do? Like Martin Scorsese, whose Netflix-backed “The Irishman” reunites our greatest living filmmaker with old cronies Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and tosses Al Pacino into the bargain. It’s a mob epic that spans decades, with a lot of digital de-aging, ...
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Marvel leads the most anticipated movies of 2019 with 'Captain Marvel' and 'Avengers: Endgame' — but Star Wars is shut out

IMDb released its list of the most anticipated movies of 2019.  The list includes Marvel blockbusters "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame," as well as the next films from acclaimed filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese.    2018 has been a record year at the box office, which has hit $11 billion in the US. That will be hard to top, but some highly anticipated blockbusters await audiences in 2019.  IMDb released its list of the 10 most anticipated movies of 2019 this week, and th...
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26 books Southern California booksellers are recommending to readers in 2018

If you’re a reader, you probably have a stack of books – your to-be-read (or TBR) pile – by your bed or on your desk. But you’re probably also on the prowl for other books you want to pick up. (We know we are.) So with so much to choose from, we went to some of our local experts. We asked local bookstore owners and their employees what their favorite reads were this year (even if some weren’t published this year – or this century). Cellar Door Bookstore in Canyon Crest Towne Centre owner Li...
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Quentin Tarantino's home may have been burglarized while he was inside

A home that is believed to be the residence of famed director Quentin Tarantino was burglarized over the weekend.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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What Was Inside the Glowing Briefcase in Pulp Fiction?

Before I started making my own web pages, I spent a not-insignificant amount of my time on the Internet trawling the alt.fan.tarantino newsgroup for bits of knowledge about Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs. A big topic of discussion back then was speculation about the contents of the briefcase that Jules and Vincent were tasked to retrieve for Marsellus Wallace. Was it gold? Diamonds? Wallace’s soul? No one knew and Tarantino wasn’t telling. It was the most compelling MacGuffi...
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Cool Stuff: Tyler Stout Returns with a ‘True Romance’ 25th Anniversary Poster at Grey Matter Art

One of the most beloved pop culture artists is Tyler Stout. His unique detailed style is a favorite among collectors, but the artist rarely produces new work to be sold to the masses, so whenever he chooses to release a piece, it’s kind of a big deal. However, his latest screenprint is a little more obscure than you might expect. Tyler Stout has created a print for True Romance, the 1993 romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino, using his signature style that ...
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Thank You, Next: 18 of 2018’s Other Epic Singles

Friends, robots, Kardashians, lend me your ears. Remember the days when you didn’t rely on a streaming algorithm to turn you onto new music? That’s right, back when your parents, older siblings, radio DJs, record store clerks, opinionated friends, underpaid magazine writers, and niche bloggers used to fill this role? Well, it’s time to bring back those jobs! Make America a Mixtape Again Before we begin, here’s that Arianna Grande video referenced in the headline (no bait and switch here): ‘...
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Margot Robbie Had A Serious Question For Quentin Tarantino About Her Breasts In New Film

Margot Robbie revealed one of the first things she asked Quentin Tarantino after being cast as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, DJ Khaled, Tarantino

"Stop this chaos:" Weinstein lawyer urges sex case dismissal; DJ Khaled settles over digital coin promotions; Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick. (Nov. 30)            [Author: AP]
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Quentin Tarantino marries singer and model Daniella Pick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quentin Tarantino has married Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick. People magazine reports that the couple was married in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The two met in 2009 and became engaged last year. The wedding comes just days after Tarantino wrapped shooting on his next movie, “Once […]
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Quentin Tarantino ties the knot with model/singer Daniella Pick

Quentin Tarantino has a Mrs. to sip a $5 milkshake with. According to reports the filmmaker wed singer/model Daniella Pick.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Quentin Tarantino ties the knot with Israeli model/singer Daniella Pick

Quentin Tarantino wed Israeli singer/model Daniella Pick on Wednesday. Photos show their happy celebration.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Quentin Tarantino Marries Daniella Pick In Small L.A. Ceremony

The Oscar-winning filmmaker and his bride met in 2009.
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Reports: Quentin Tarantino ties the knot with model/singer Daniella Pick

Quentin Tarantino has a Mrs. to sip a $5 milkshake with. According to reports the filmmaker wed singer/model Daniella Pick.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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French Film Industry Pays Tribute to Samuel Hadida

Members of the French film industry have been paying warm tribute to Samuel Hadida, the co-founder of Metropolitan FilmExport, who died suddenly in Los Angeles on Monday. Hadida was not only one of France’s most respected and successful distributors; he was also loved by the independent film community and boasted strong relationships with major film […]
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The New Beverly in Los Angeles Reopens in December, Check Out the Exciting New Schedule

Back at the end of 2017, the popular New Beverly movie theater in Los Angeles announced they would be closed for part of 2018 in order to install “variety of exciting upgrades and enhancements.” Known for playing a variety of classic and new movies, special double features, exclusive events, and much more, the theater owned by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was a popular destination for cinephiles living in the area, and a must-stop destination for movie-loving tourists, but it’s been closed for a...
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Wayne Maunder, 1960s Western Star, Dies at 80

Wayne Maunder, the star of 1960s TV Westerns who may have inspired a character in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, died of cardiovascular disease Nov. 11 in Battleboro, Vt., a Vermont Department of Health spokesperson confirmed to Variety. He was 80. Maunder starred in ABC’s “Custer” as the titular Lt. Col. Custer. The Western aired just 17 […]
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Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema to Re-Open on Dec. 1

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, which was closed in January for remodeling, is re-opening on Dec. 1 with a matinee showing of “Batman Returns.” The New Beverly will then offer a double feature that day of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days.” There will also be a midnight […]
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