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Movie Review: "The Beguiled" Is As Interesting As It Is Forgettable

THE BEGUILED
Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst,
Elle Fanning, Ooona Lawrence, Angourie Rice,
Emma Howard, Addison Riecke
Based on the novel by Thomas Culinan and the screenplay by
Albert Maitz and Irene Kamp
Screenplay by Sofia Coppola
Directed by Sofiia Copola

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs





 Out of Four





Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood's 1971 Gothic melodrama The Beguiled is pretty well respected film that received favorable reviews, despite being essentially a rather silly, steamy, exploitative thriller with misogynistic themes. Siegel himself said that the story was about "the basic desire of women to castrate men" (and in fairness, I do think a lot of women would like to castrate Siegel and Eastwood after seeing just the trailer for this film.). It's a "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned' story with a bit of a chauvinistic sexual fantasy element (but otherwise, it's very progressive.). But that was 1971, and the way we view woman has changed …

Movie Review: "Despicable Me 3" Is A Slight But Enjoyable Romp

DESPICABLE ME 3
Starring the voices of Steve Carrell, Kristen Wiig, Jenny Slate, Trey Parker and Julie Andrews
Screenplay by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio
Directed by Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs



 Out of Four



The huge and unexpected success of 2010's Despicable Me changed the dynamic of animation in Hollywood. Someone besides Disney or even DreamWorks had now crashed the party and created a mega hit complete with all of the necessary elements for major marketability, and it had crossover appeal to adults. As with any animated franchise, the more it became sequelized and over milked, the less adult friendly it became (the Minions movie was a bit of a chore to sit through), but it has remained a blockbuster game changer and it put Illumination on the map, taking DreamWorks' place as the number two animation studio at the box office.

Despicable Me 3 begins with Gru (Steve Carrell) and his new wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig), agents for the Anti-Villain League …

The BFG, Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels All Win At The 43rd Annual Saturn Awards

The winners of the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were announced yesterday and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story picked up three awards.  Steven Spielberg's The BFG picked up two and well done to Dave Filoni and the team for Star Wars Rebels for picking up an award for best TV Animated Series.

The Saturn Award is the official honor presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Academy has been voting these awards for three decades.


This year's Saturn Awards recipients are:

Film:
Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture: Doctor Strange

Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Fantasy Film: The Jungle Book

Best Horror Film: Don't Breathe

Best Thriller Film: 10 Cloverfield Lane



Best Actor in a Film: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Actress in a Film: Mary Eizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film: Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Performance by …

VIDEO - The Adventures of Tintin Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes in this action packed three minute featurette for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.  

Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg explain how they managed to bring the adventures from Hergé to life and in 3D.  Steven Spielberg says in the video:

"It was an extraordinary experience and to understand the globetrotting similarities between this amazing tenacious boy journalist and Indiana Jones."



Official Trailer


The Adventures of Tintin - John Williams - 06 - Escape From The Karaboudjan


Well, after watching that I want the next installment even more now.

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Photo of the Day - Steven Spielberg and Haley Joel Osment Check The Script

Today's photo of the day comes from A.I. Artificial Intelligence.  Steven Spielberg and Haley Joel Osment check the script intently.

Did you know that for the last seven minutes of A.I. the composer John Williams wrote a piano concerto, and it went over the length of the film. Steven Spielberg stopped the projector and told Williams to just let the music continue. Spielberg along with his editor Michael Kahn then re-edited the last seven minutes of movie into Williams' piano concerto. Spielberg did a similar thing years before E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), where he and Carol Littleton edited the last 15 minutes into Williams' music.




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Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 29th

The Ghost crew is on a collision course with destiny as the action brings them closer to Rogue One and the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 29th Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of thehit CG animated series’ third season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on Blu-ray™ and DVD! The story threads begin to tighten in this thrilling season of Star Wars Rebels, drawing connections to The Clone WarsRogue One and the original Star Wars trilogy into the series’ epic storyline. Available August 29, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three delivers some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with engaging characters, harrowing conflicts, and spectacular space battles on par with those seen in the films.  Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the Rebel fleet by acquiring …

New BFI led Film Skills Strategy announced with Kathleen Kennedy and the film industry support. 10,000 new entrants required to industry

At the House of Commons this evening the Culture Secretary Karen Bradley, producer Barbara Broccoli, BFI Chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill launched Future Film Skills - An Action Plan to some of the biggest names in film and education.  The launch is a UK-wide call to the screen industries and education sector to support the new plan and for people with transferable skills and young people - especially those from under-represented groups, to join a booming industry, film, high-end TV, animation, VR and interactive media, that is recognised the world over for its highly skilled workforce and state of the art facilities. A new BFI commissioned report released tonight reveals that there are significant opportunities for the film workforce with an estimated 10,000 new entrants to the industry needed and 30,000 job opportunities over the next five years.

Karen Bradley, Culture Secretary said: "The UK film industry is one of our biggest success stories and the films made here…

Photo of the Day - Meal Time On The Set Of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Photo of the day is another from Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Meal time on set.  During filming in Tunisia, nearly everyone in the cast and crew got dysentery or food poisoning, except a wise Steven Spielberg. He insisted on only eating out of cans that were shipped in from England.



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"Star Wars Forces of Destiny" to debut July 3rd on YouTube.com/Disney

"Star Wars Forces of Destiny" to make its debut July 3rd on YouTube.com/Disney "Star Wars Forces of Destiny," an original series of animated shorts which explore the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren,PadméAmidala, Ahsoka Tano and others, will make its debut beginning on July 3rd on YouTube.com/Disney. A new short will premiere online each day at 10am PST, culminating with their broadcast debut on Disney Channel, Sunday, July 9th. "Star Wars Forces of Destiny" will also be supported by global product extensions such as books, apparel, bedding, as well as Hasbro adventure figures & role play items available beginning August 1st. Here’s a sneak peek at the first eight "Star Wars Forces of Destiny" shorts: Also here's our video we uploaded a few weeks back:


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Photo of the day - Karen Allen, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and John Rhys-Davies On Set Of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Super 8 Score: Behind The Scenes with Michael Giacchino, J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg

J.J. Abram's Super 8 is kind of a big screen "Stranger Things."  It has a retro feel, centres around kids and a monster terrorising a small town.

Steven Spielberg was the executive producer for the movie and Michael Giacchino composed the impressive soundtrack.  Just like Abrams once said, the movie is a tribute to Spielberg's 70's and 80's alien movies, the soundtrack is a tribute to John Williams and Steven Spielberg as said by Giacchino in this video.  You can tell that Giacchino is a huge fan of Spielberg and Williams.  He says in the video:

"Standing on the scoring stage with Steven Spielberg recording the music for this movie...that was a pretty nifty moment I have to say."

Look out for Michael Giacchino's super 8 movies in the video which obviously was inspired by Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.



Track 1 from the soundtrack. Track name Super 8


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Move Review: "War For The Planet Of The Apes" is a Perfect Wrap-Up To An Extraordinary Trilogy

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Karin Konoval, Michael Adamthwaite, Aleks Paunovic, Ty Olsson
Screenplay by Matt Reeves and Mark Bomback 
Directed by Matt Reeves


Reviewed by Patrick & Paul Gibbs















 Out of Four

There are some movie moments you never forget. For us, one of those was the moment when a room full of cynical critics, who were all rolling their eyes and making monkey jokes before a closed press screening of Rise of the Planet of The Apes, let out an audible and collective gasp when Caesar (Andy Serkis) said "No." Draco Malfoy had just spoken one of the most referenced hammy movie lines of all time ("Get your stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty ape!") and a chimpanzee talked back to him. You would think this would have been a moment to inspire chuckles, bit instead a chill went through all of us. The scene was played with serious intent and flawless execution, and you…

Star Wars Arcade (1987) On The ZX Spectrum

This is Star Wars for the ZX Spectrum, released in 1987 by Domark Ltd and developed by Vektor Grafix. It was also released on the Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. It involves tie fighters, space battles and massive fireballs. Nice.



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