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Action of the Tiger

Action of the Tiger
Van Johnson steps into adventure-guy shoes more suitable for Humphrey Bogart in this European-shot thriller. Daring Martine Carol provides the sex appeal as the mystery dame who entices Johnson to smuggle a man out of Red Albania. The movie is practically a proto- James Bond film: it’s directed by Terence Young, includes Sean Connery and Anthony Dawson in the cast list, and features a fight in a gypsy camp. But Herbert Lom steals the show from them all as a monocle-wearing, oversexed gypsy bandit who can’t abide Commies. Oh, and the disc has special treat in store for discerning, high-toned art-movie intellectuals: this is the film’s hotter Continental version.

Action of the Tiger

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Warner Archive Collection

1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date April 14, 2020 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Van Johnson, Martine Carol, Herbert Lom, Gustavo Rojo, José Nieto, Helen Haye, Anna Gerber, Anthony Dawson, Sean Connery,
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The Quarantine Stream: Take An Imaginary Trip to Italy With ‘Roman Holiday’

The Quarantine Stream: Take An Imaginary Trip to Italy With ‘Roman Holiday’
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Roman Holiday Where You Can Stream It: Crackle, Tubi The Pitch: The 1953 romantic-comedy, directed by William Wyler, stars Audrey Hepburn in her Oscar-winning role as a princess touring Europe, who finally has had enough […]

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Tenoch Huerta & Yoshira Escárrega Join Javier Bardem In Amazon’s Hernan Cortes Limited Series

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Tenoch Huerta & Yoshira Escárrega Join Javier Bardem In Amazon’s Hernan Cortes Limited Series
Exclusive: Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) and Yoshira Escárrega (Aquí en la Tierra) are set to star alongside Javier Bardem in the untitled Cortés and Moctezuma project from Amazon Studios and Amblin Television.

The limited series will be a four-hour epic drama that maps the inexorable march and eventual clash between Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, leading to the annihilation of an empire and tragic downfall of a civilization that took centuries to build, but less than two years to destroy.

Oscar winner Bardem was announced in the role of Hernán Cortés last year and will also serve as an executive producer on the project.

Huerta will play Moctezuma, the Emperor of the Aztecs. Escárrega will play Marina, strategic partner, translator and consort to Hernán Cortés.

From Amazon Studios and Amblin Television, the limited series is created for television and written by Academy Award-winner Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List
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How Kirk Douglas Risked It All to Break Hollywood's Blacklist: 'That's the Thing I'm Most Proud of'

How Kirk Douglas Risked It All to Break Hollywood's Blacklist: 'That's the Thing I'm Most Proud of'
Kirk Douglas was not only one of the greatest actors of his generation — he was also one of Hollywood’s biggest risk takers.

The acting legend died at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas revealed to People on Thursday.

The Oscar winner leaves behind a storied legacy, including the time he stuck his neck out to work with the blacklisted writer, Dalton Trumbo, on the now-classic 1960 film Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Douglas was also an executive producer on the project and enlisted Trumbo to author the script, which was based on a book by another blacklisted author, Howard Fast.
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Guess which filmmaker is getting mad respect this awards season? Clue? It may make you do a jig!

Guess which filmmaker is getting mad respect this awards season? Clue? It may make you do a jig!
This highly saluted auteur just became the most-nominated living director in Academy Award history with nine Oscar bids. That tops the late Billy Wilder, who collected a total of eight nominations over his career for such classics as “The Apartment,” “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Boulevard.”

The master filmmaker is just two chances short of matching William Wyler‘s 12 directing nominations for such movies as “Roman Holiday” and “Ben-Hur” before his death in 1981 — the year that this cineaste earned his first helming Oscar nom.

If this 77-year-old filmmaker wins for his gangland epic that is considered his magnum opus, he will be the oldest director to win an Oscar. By now, you probably know might guess his name is Martin Scorsese and that “The Irishman” is the source of his ninth Oscar try for best director. He took the prize for 2006’s “The Departed,” a remake of Hong Kong
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Gael García Bernal & Diego Luna Ink First-Look Deal With Amazon – TCA

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Gael García Bernal & Diego Luna Ink First-Look Deal With Amazon – TCA
Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), who are executive producers on Amazon’s upcoming limited series Untitled Cortés and Moctezuma Project, have closed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. As part of the deal, Bernal and Luna will create and produce content for Amazon Studios to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Luna and Bernal recently announced their new production house in Mexico, La Corriente del Golfo, an independent company for cinematic, theatrical, and television productions and a variety of community-oriented projects.

The Untitled Cortés and Moctezuma Projectt, from Amazon Studios and Amblin Television, will be a four-hour epic drama that maps the inexorable march and eventual clash between Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II, leading to the annihilation of an empire and tragic downfall of a civilization that took centuries to build,
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‘The Baker And The Beauty’ Ep On Family Rom-Com’s Inspiration; ABC Releases Trailer – TCA

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‘The Baker And The Beauty’ Ep On Family Rom-Com’s Inspiration; ABC Releases Trailer – TCA
The Baker and the Beauty, ABC’s new hourlong romantic comedy that pulls inspiration from such popular rom-coms as Notting Hill, Roman Holiday and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, had its panel at the TCA winter press tour today. Based on the hit Israeli format, the series centers on Daniel Garcia (Victor Rasuk), who is working in the family bakery and doing everything that his loving Cuban parents and siblings expect him to do. But on a wild Miami night, he meets Noa Hamilton (Nathalie Kelley), an international superstar and fashion mogul, and his life moves into the spotlight.

ABC also released a trailer for the new series today — watch it below.

“The Israeli show stayed focused primarily on the baker and the beauty, and it was a half-hour show,” creator/showrunner/executive producer Dean Georgaris said during the show’s panel at the winter TCA press tour. “We were
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12 Classic Oscar-Winning Performances That Still Hold Up (Photos)

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12 Classic Oscar-Winning Performances That Still Hold Up (Photos)
Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences gets together to single out the best movies, performances and craftsmanship, and sometimes they actually get it right. Sure, sometimes it goes the other way, but throughout the history of the Oscars, there are many excellent examples of actors who gave astounding performances for the ages. The types of roles may change, and the acting styles may evolve, but these Oscar-winning actors of yesteryear absolutely deserved their gold statues and remain some of the gold standards for screen acting.

Norma Shearer, “The Divorcee” (1930)

Norma Shearer gives an astoundingly multifaceted performance in Robert Z. Leonard’s “The Divorcee,” as a woman whose husband is unfaithful and decides turnabout is fair play, only to see her role in polite society shift dramatically. What could have been a tawdry and finger-wagging cautionary tale lights up because Shearer explores all the emotional complexity of her
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Erik Nelson Wants to Preserve the Past With ‘The Cold Blue’ World War II Documentary

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Erik Nelson Wants to Preserve the Past With ‘The Cold Blue’ World War II Documentary
Erik Nelson describes his documentary “The Cold Blue” as “the garage band of movies” — he didn’t have the large team or crew other documentary contenders have.

The Cold Blue” is a World War II documentary that looks at raids and B-17 bombing missions that took place during the war. Nelson’s team looked at 34 reels of 16mm footage from William Wyler’s “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress,” poring over them for 15 hours.

The footage was without sound, so Nelson not only restored it to stunning quality, but he also tracked down eight of the existing B-17 planes, flew up in them and captured the sound. The end result is an immersive and modern documentary.

As a film historian, Nelson also sought out veterans who flew the B-17s.

“Wyler covered the bomb runs, the briefings, and I knew what we had,” Nelson said of the footage.
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'Roman Holiday': THR's 1953 Review

On Aug. 27, 1953, Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The film would go on to win three Oscars at the 26th Academy Awards, for costume design, Dalton Trumbo's screenplay and for Hepburn as best actress. The Hollywood Reporter's original review, titled "'Roman Holiday' Smash," is below: 

William Wyler's first comedy in almost 20 years proves a charming, laugh-provoking affair that often explodes into hilarity. With Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn turning in superb performances, Roman Holiday is 118 minutes of sheer ...
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Ted Bundy and Charles Manson Fans Are Deep in a Twitter Feud

This week, a new pocket of Twitter “stan” culture — the passionate fanbases that typically rally around pop stars — seemed to emerge when a “war” broke out between Charles Manson and Ted Bundy superfans.

This feud started as internet-based ones often do: an innocuous tweet pitting two “stars” against each other. The account @TheBlackpinkWak tweeted, in response to no one in particular, “Charles manson walked so ted bundy could run bitch sit down” with an edited meme video of Manson’s erratic court room moves set to Nicki Minaj’s “Roman Holiday.
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Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday Monday at The Tivoli – ‘Classics on the Loop’

” I’ve never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it’s Most unusual. “

Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday comes to life on the big screen at The Tivoli (6350 Delmar) Monday August 19th as the final film in the ‘Classics on the Loop’ series. Showtimes are 4pm and 7pm. Admission is $7. A Facebook invite can be found Here

Roman Holiday and Breakfast At Tiffanys are the quintessential Audrey Hepburn movies. If you think Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and Kate Winslet are the essence of Hollywood beauty but have never seen Audrey Hepurn, you are missing out on one of the greatest of screen icons. You’ll have your chance to bask in the glory that is Ms Hepburn next Monday when Roman Holiday plays at the Tivoli Theater

The premise of Roman Holiday is a bit of a Hollywood contrivance, but the
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Amazon Nabs Conquistador Series ‘Hernan’ for Spain and Latin America

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Amazon Prime has picked up Spanish and Latin American streaming rights to “Hernan,” the much-anticipated Spanish conquistador series produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Mexico’s Dopamine, a Salinas Group company.

The Ott giant plans to bow the eight-episode series later this year, in time to mark the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes’ arrival in Mexico.

Set in 1519, the ambitious series turns on the conquest of Mexico by Cortés and his troops, and will be narrated by the protagonists of this momentous time in Mexico and Spain’s history, from Moctezuma to Alvarado, Olid to Malintzin.

Spanish actor Oscar Jaenada, known for his roles in “Cantinflas” and “Luis Miguel: The Series,” plays the conquistador.

Jaenada leads a cast from Mexico and Spain including Víctor Clavijo (Captain Cristóbal de Olid), Michel Brown (Captain Alvarado), Dagoberto Gama (Moctezuma), Jorge Guerrero (Xiconténcatl), Almagro San Miguel (Captain Sandoval), Ishbel Bautista
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William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Best Years of Our Lives,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Funny Girl’

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William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Best Years of Our Lives,’ ‘Ben-Hur,’ ‘Funny Girl’
William Wyler would’ve celebrated his 117th birthday on July 1, 2019. The three-time Oscar winner crafted several classics during Hollywood’s Golden Age, adapting his style to a wide variety of genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1902 in Germany, Wyler immigrated to the U.S. when his cousin, Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle, hired him as an errand boy. He quickly moved up the ranks, directing shorts during the silent era before transitioning into features. It was with the advent of sound that he hit his stride, displaying an ear for dialogue that would serve him well in lofty literary adaptations produced by his longtime partner, independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

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Wyler quickly became an Oscar mainstay, earning a record-breaking 12 nominations for Best Director: “Dodsworth
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William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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William Wyler movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
William Wyler would’ve celebrated his 117th birthday on July 1, 2019. The three-time Oscar winner crafted several classics during Hollywood’s Golden Age, adapting his style to a wide variety of genres. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1902 in Germany, Wyler immigrated to the U.S. when his cousin, Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle, hired him as an errand boy. He quickly moved up the ranks, directing shorts during the silent era before transitioning into features. It was with the advent of sound that he hit his stride, displaying an ear for dialogue that would serve him well in lofty literary adaptations produced by his longtime partner, independent mogul Samuel Goldwyn.

Wyler quickly became an Oscar mainstay, earning a record-breaking 12 nominations for Best Director: “Dodsworth” (1936), “Wuthering Heights” (1939), “The Letter” (1940), “The Little Foxes” (1941), “Mrs. Miniver” (1942), “The Best Years of Our Lives
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Trailer for Upcoming Korean Film “Fist and Furious” by Ha Won-joon

Last year’s action film “Revenger” saw stuntman/action co-ordinator Bruce Khan step in front of the camera for a leading role. This year, we have another stuntman and martial arts director taking the leap from behind-the-scenes to leading role with Jung Doo-hong, who stars in Ha Won-joon’s action film “Fist and Furious”.

Synopsis

A former violent detective with a knife in his head and a sneaky materialistic VJ collaborate!

Freelance VJ Gook-hyeon is a North Korean defector who is looking for news when he comes across Ki-man, a former detective who lives with a knife stuck in his head. Ki-man is living off scraps until Gook-hyeon convinces him he would help him get revenge on Jeong Tae-hwa, a drug mob boss who killed his partner.

While they track down Jeong Tae-hwa, they meet Seol-lan, who is looking for her missing sister, Song-hwa, who is Jeong Tae-hwa’s mistress.
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Review: The National’s Multimedia Epic ‘I Am Easy to Find’

Necessity’s the mother of invention, and just as U.K. racism gave rise in the late 1970s to the activist, mixed-race Two Tone scene, so has #MeToo informed a new wave of indie-rock. For a culture that likes to fancy itself woke despite an ongoing tradition of sexism and sexual predation, it’s heartening to see not only a new generation of women and non-binary artists up front, but cis bros evidently rethinking their work and privilege in gender-mixed contexts. This year, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers teamed up as Better Oblivion Community Center.
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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Sabrina’

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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ ‘Sabrina’
Audrey Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 90th birthday on May 4, 2019. The Oscar-winning actress only appeared in a handful of movies before her death in 1993 at the age of 63, but many of them remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hepburn was born in 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1939 after Britain declared war on Germany, and when Hitler’s army invaded in 1940, they were forced to remain for another five years. Hepburn was affected by the occupation both physically and psychologically, witnessing atrocities and suffering from malnutrition when food became scarce. (She would owe her famously slim waistline to this.)

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Once the war ended in 1945, Hepburn began ballet training in Amsterdam and started appearing as a chorus girl in several musicals after moving to London.
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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Audrey Hepburn movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best
Audrey Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 90th birthday on May 4, 2019. The Oscar-winning actress only appeared in a handful of movies before her death in 1993 at the age of 63, but many of them remain classics. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Hepburn was born in 1929 in Ixelles, Brussels. Her family moved to the Netherlands in 1939 after Britain declared war on Germany, and when Hitler’s army invaded in 1940, they were forced to remain for another five years. Hepburn was affected by the occupation both physically and psychologically, witnessing atrocities and suffering from malnutrition when food became scarce. (She would owe her famously slim waistline to this.)

Once the war ended in 1945, Hepburn began ballet training in Amsterdam and started appearing as a chorus girl in several musicals after moving to London. She popped up in small roles
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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Moby Dick’

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Gregory Peck movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Roman Holiday,’ ‘Moby Dick’
Gregory Peck would’ve celebrated his 103rd birthday on April 5, 2019. The Oscar-winning actor starred in dozens of classics, staying active on the big and small screen until his death in 2003 at the age of 87. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1916, Peck made his screen debut with a starring role in “Days of Glory” (1944). He earned his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor for his second movie, “The Keys of the Kingdom” (1944), playing a Catholic priest spreading Christianity in China. He earned subsequent bids for playing an ex-Confederate soldier in “The Yearling” (1946), a journalist posing as Jewish in “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947) and an Air Force commander in “Twelve O’Clock High” (1949).

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He clinched the gold for “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), adapted from Harper Lee‘s beloved Civil Rights novel.
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