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The island of cinemas: Cuba's faded movie theatres – in pictures

In 1958, Cuba had 511 cinemas, and Havana alone had 130 – more than either New York or Paris at the time. Carolina Sandretto documents the now largely forgotten buildings for the book Cines de Cuba, published by Skira Continue reading...
Tags: Cities, Cuba, Americas, Architecture, Film, Art and design, Culture

Avengers: Endgame review – unconquerable brilliance takes Marvel to new heights

The climactic movie in the Avengers series is an irresistible blend of action and comedy, guaranteeing a sugar rush of delirious enjoyment of its many pleasuresThe previous Avengers movie, Infinity War, stunned believers and unbelievers alike with its sheer stupendous scale, and that devastating ending in which the evil Thanos appeared to have gained victory by getting hold of all six of the Infinity Stones, causing a crumbling-to-dust of many key players: a terrible cosmic loss, irreparable, ir...
Tags: Avengers: Endgame, Superhero movies, Marvel, Culture, Film, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Avengers: Infinity War, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston

Avengers Endgame review: Game over for Marvel's competition

Avengers: Endgame is released in cinemas on April 25 in the UK [Author: Chris Hunneysett]
Tags: Film, Chris Hunneysett

Like it’s 1988

It’s been a while since I’ve written up a mini review for one of my year-based movie marathons (1967, 1968, 1977, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1987), and that’s because I was still planning on watching a few more movies for 1988, but I sort of stalled at the start of the year. Even though there were a few more films I was planning on watching, I think I’m going to call it here, and move on. Next up should be a viewing of films released in 1969, but I’m in no big hurry. For now, here’s the list — in al...
Tags: Film, 1988, Movie Marathon, Movies

Disneynature Enlists Natalie Portman for Disney+ Doc Dolphin Reef

Disneynature enlists Natalie Portman for Disney+ doc Dolphin Reef Natalie Portman has been tapped by Disneynature to narrate its next documentary feature Dolphin Reef. The film will follow previous Disneynature shows and follow a single animal, in this case Echo, “a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities.” PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh...
Tags: Movies, TV, Canada, Disney, Disneynature, Documentary, Dolphin Reef, Film, Natalie Portman

Avengers: Endgame: Natalie Portman to return as Jane? Fan theory after premiere

Natalie Portman attended the Avengers: Endgame premiere leading to fans questioning whether she will be in the film as Jane Foster [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

Avengers: Endgame first reactions hail MCU film as "emotional" and "masterful epic"

Avengers: Endgame first reaction are in from fans, critics and journalists - here's your spoiler free round up [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

Avengers Endgame premiere: Brie Larson and Scarlet Johansson wear Infinity Stones

Avengers: Endgame premiere saw Brie Larson and Scarlet Johansson wearing the Infinity Stones and Gauntlet inspired jewellery [Author: Jo-Anne Rowney]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult

Lord of the Rings author’s estate declares it did not ‘approve of, authorise or participate in the making of’ new biopicThe family and estate of JRR Tolkien have fired a broadside against the forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult as a young version of the author, saying that they “do not endorse it or its content in any way”.Out in May, and starring Hoult in the title role and Lily Collins as his wife Edith, Tolkien explores “the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds frien...
Tags: JRR Tolkien, Books, Culture, Biopics, Film, UK news, Lord of the Rings

Spider-Man Far From Home 'leak': Nick Fury twist, Mysterio secret revealed?

Spider-Man: Far From Home will end the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Avengers: Endgame [Author: Lewis Knight]
Tags: Film, Lewis Knight

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]
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Wild Virginia is Ready for the 10th Year of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The festival is HERE, and it is just as exciting as our first film circuit ten years ago! Wild Virginia is excited to announce our film selections, locations, and information on how you can be a part of the environmental community.  This year, we will be putting on an extra show here in Charlottesville! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival started with the South Yuba River Citizen League (SYRCL), a hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed in California....
Tags: Go Outside, Festival, Festivals, FILM, Film Festivals, VIRGINIA, Wildlife

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: Science, Film, Chicago, Linguistics, Numbers, Ken Ham, Richard Feynman, Planck, Naming, Nancy Friedman, Williamstown Kentucky, How They Got That Name

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, La Llorona, Curse of La Llorona, 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, MCU, Jo Anne Rowney, Kevin Feige Spider Man

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: Hollywood, Film, Mick Jagger, Guitars, Warner Brothers, Pollack, Woodstock, Watts, Franklin, Sydney Pollack, Southern California Community Choir, Charlie Watts, Music / DVDs, James Cleveland, Alan Elliott, New Temple Missionary Baptist Church

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: Health, Music, Science, Technology, Beyonce, Film, Israel, Society, World news, Syria, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Middle East and North Africa, Madonna, Assad, Woodstock

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]
Tags: Film, Jo-Anne Rowney

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, Oscar, Boyz, John Singleton, Press Association Singleton

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 Bond, Daniel Craig, Aston Martin, Bollinger, Halina Watts, James Desborough, 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: Film, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Oscar, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, Trump, De Niro

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: Film, World news, US news, Culture, Roman Polanski, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Los Angeles Superior Court

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: Photography, Film, Inspiration, Color, Movie, Cinema, Daredevil, Series, Color Theory, Jake Hicks

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