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Wamg Giveaway: Win Passes to See When Harry Met Sally… – A Fathom Event December 1st and 3rd

“I’ll have what she’s having!”

It’s “the rom-com that forever changed the nature of rom-coms” (says The Av Club) and no less than “the greatest rom-com of all time” (according to the BBC) — and 30 years after it first charmed audiences, When Harry Met Sally … is coming back to movie theaters as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events.

You can win a pair of passes to see When Harry Met Sally free December 1st or 3rd. We Are Movie Geeks has Five pairs to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your favorite movie that stars Billy Crystal. (mine’s City Slickers!). It’s so easy!

Can a man and a woman just be friends? The question existed long before When Harry Met Sally…, but director Rob Reiner and screenwriter Nora Ephron turned the debate into
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Nik Powell, Producer of ‘The Crying Game’ and Virgin Group Co-Founder, Dies at 69

  • Variety
British music and film producer Nik Powell, who was among the Virgin Group co-founders with Richard Branson and became an influential force in U.K. cinema, producing more than 60 titles including Neil Jordan’s Oscar-winning “The Crying Game,” died Thursday at age 69.

The cause of death was an unspecified form of cancer, Britain’s National Film and Television School (Nfts) – which Powell headed for more than a decade – said in a statement. He died in Oxford surrounded by his family.

Born on November 4, 1950, in the small village of Great Kingshill, in Buckinghamshire, Powell started out running a record shop and was among the founding partners in 1972 of Virgin Records, which became one of the U.K.’s top recording labels before being sold to Emi 20 years later.

In 1983 Powell co-founded U.K. video label and production outfit Palace Pictures with Stephen Woolley. They produced a string of standout titles such
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Film News Roundup: AFI Fest to Honor Martin Scorsese With Tribute

  • Variety
Film News Roundup: AFI Fest to Honor Martin Scorsese With Tribute
In today’s film news roundup, AFI Fest is honoring Martin Scorsese, Annette Bening will get a career achievement award, Katherine Erbe and Kelly Aucoin have new roles and Foresight Unlimited has a new owner.

Honors

The American Film Institute will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute during its AFI Fest on Nov. 15 at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award winner’s impact on culture and include a conversation with Scorsese, followed by a screening of Netflix’s “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

“Martin Scorsese is an American master,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “It is a profound honor for AFI to bring movie lovers together for one night to stand and celebrate this visionary storyteller whose passion for cinema echoes from film preservation to the advancement of the art form.
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‘Spinal Tap’ Creators, Universal Music Group Settle Soundtrack Copyright Dispute

‘Spinal Tap’ Creators, Universal Music Group Settle Soundtrack Copyright Dispute
The creators of This Is Spinal Tap have settled a copyright dispute with Universal Music Group over the soundtrack recordings for the 1984 metal mockumentary, Variety reports.

According to the settlement, Universal Music Group will continue to distribute Spinal Tap’s music, although “eventually the rights will be given to the creators. The parties look forward to making these beloved recordings available to existing and new Spinal Tap fans for years to come.” No details were given regarding when Spinal Tap would gain control over their catalog.

In a statement, Harry Shearer
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Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Damon will continue to run wholly-owned subsidiary.

On the eve of Afm, Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment has acquired the sales operation and film library of Mark Damon’s Foresight Unlimited, which has joined the Screen Media division.

Foresight will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Screen Media and continue to be run by Damon and Tamara Birkemoe, in close association with Screen Media president David Fannon.

Foresight’s Afm slate includes Best Sellers starring Michael Caine, set to go into production next month, and Wally’s Wonderland starring Nicolas Cage, set to start filming in January.

In the past
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Spinal Tap Creators and Universal Music Settle Copyright Dispute

  • Variety
Spinal Tap Creators and Universal Music Settle Copyright Dispute
Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Rob Reiner, the creators of the iconic mockumentary film This is Spinal Tap, have resolved their dispute with Universal Music Group regarding the film’s soundtrack recordings.

According to the announcement, under the agreement Spinal Tap’s recordings will continue to be distributed through Umg, and “eventually the rights will be given to the creators. The parties look forward to making these beloved recordings available to existing and new Spinal Tap fans for years to come.” Further details were not provided.

Harry Shearer — who portrays bassist Derek Smalls — said, “I must admit, from the moment we first began mediation with them to now, I’ve been impressed by Umg’s respect for creatives and their distinctive desire to seek a prompt and equitable solution to the issues.”

Christopher Guest (guitarist Nigel Tufnel) said, “It was refreshing to be treated so constructively and with
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Doctor Sleep Director Mike Flanagan Teases Future Stephen King Projects

John Saavedra Nov 4, 2019

Doctor Sleep and Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan confirms that he has more Stephen King projects in mind.

Filmmaker Mike Flanagan is no stranger to high-profile literary adaptations. In 2018, Flanagan created and directed the critically acclaimed The Haunting of Hill House, a 10-episode miniseries based on the seminal haunted house novel by Shirley Jackson. But Doctor Sleep is quite a different monster for the director, a movie that not only adapts a popular Stephen King novel but also serves as a continuation of The Shining, one of the most beloved horror films of all time.

As we wrote in our review, Flanagan largely succeeds with Doctor Sleep, which fuses the story of King's Shining sequel novel with the world created for the big screen by auteur Stanley Kubrick. The result is a match made in hell.

We had a chance to catch up with Flanagan recently during
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Terrorist al-Baghdadi Dies, But Hollywood, Media And Politicians Split In Reactions And Credits

  • Deadline
The alleged leader of one of the world’s biggest terrorist organizations was killed Saturday by Us Special Forces. You’d think that all Americans would breathe a sigh of relief and express gratitude toward those behind the operation.

You thought wrong.

Hollywood celebrities and various anti-Trump factions in media and politics found the dark cloud in the silver lining today, taking to social media to decry the description of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by President Donald Trump. They were countered by conservative voices who took the Washington Post to task for its changing headlines on the incident and the cynical takes on the operation by liberal voices.

Some of the reactions:

It's Breath taking, Bernie Sanders Acknowledges ‘Kurds and Other U.S. Allies’ After al-Baghdadi Raid, Not U.S. Forces or Trump https://t.co/goezSAH3aA via @BreitbartNews

Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) October 27, 2019

Thank You President Trump#alBaghdadi is Finally Gone!
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Films To Watch From Behind The Sofa This Halloween

The best screen scares this Halloween.

This Halloween, it’s time to load up on discs and treat yourself to a feast of frights to make sure the night goes off with a scream or seven! From men mutating into flies, to cannibals in cages via killer dolls and clowns, and cave-dwelling beasties, here are a selection of some of the greatest shocks ever committed to screen.

The Omen (1976)

Little Damien (Harvey Stephens) is the picture of chubby-cheeked innocence. It’s a shame he’s the Devil’s son with a penchant for getting anyone who gets in his way to die in horrible circumstances. Witness the fate of his nanny at his fifth birthday party. It’s enough to put you off jelly and ice cream for life.

The Fly (1986)

In David Cronenberg’s horror masterpiece, scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) inadvertently uses his teleport machine while a lone
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Electric Entertainment to launch Ott channel in Us

  • ScreenDaily
Electric Entertainment to launch Ott channel in Us
Electric Now will be available on platforms including Stirr, Xumo and Distro TV.

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is launching an ad-supported Ott linear channel in the Us, offering Devlin-produced TV series such as The Librarians and The Outpost and features including Flyboys and The Book Of Love.

The Electric Now channel will become available In November on platforms including Stirr, Xumo and Distro TV, and will bundle more than 300 hours of content from Electric’s library – TV shows, films and video podcasts – with third-party acquisitions.

Los Angeles-based production, distribution and post-production company Electric, which also has an office in Vancouver,
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Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David Made 9 Figures Each in Huge ‘Seinfeld’-to-Netflix Deal

  • The Wrap
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David Made 9 Figures Each in Huge ‘Seinfeld’-to-Netflix Deal
How’s this for a show about nothing? With their mega-“Seinfeld”-to-Netflix deal, which insiders have valued at $500 million-plus, co-creators Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld continue to make huge money on a show that last aired a new episode during the Clinton administration. Both David and Seinfeld stand to make nine figures each, two people with knowledge of the breakdown told TheWrap. One pegged the windfall between $100-$125 million apiece, while a second told TheWrap it was significantly higher. Representatives for David, Seinfeld, “Seinfeld” studio Castle Rock Entertainment and its parent company Warner Bros., distributor Sony and buyer Netflix all declined to comment on this story. Of course, David, who famously played New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on the series, and Seinfeld, who played a version of himself, are not the only ones making big bucks. Warner Bros. TV is taking home a big piece of the pie,
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Princess Bride Remake News Causes Huge Online Uproar: No One Wants It

  • MovieWeb
Princess Bride Remake News Causes Huge Online Uproar: No One Wants It
We live in divisive times and the world doesn't agree about much. As it turns out, The Princess Bride might be the thing to bring the world together. Last week, Sony Pictures boss Tony Vinciquerra referred to, "Very famous people whose names I won't use," that want "to redo The Princess Bride." It didn't take long for that comment to spread like wildfire across the internet as everybody from devoted fans of the beloved movie to the actors who starred in it, weighed in on the situation.

It's pretty much unanimous. Nobody wants to see Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride get the remake or sequel treatment. Star Cary Elwes was one of the first to announce his displeasure about the idea on social media. He took a cue from his character and said, "There's a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.
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For Cary Elwes, Nothing Will Ever Beat The Original ‘Princess Bride’

If they ever shoot a remake of The Princess Bride there’s a very good chance Cary Elwes won’t be involved. In fact, he’ll probably have some choice words for anybody who asks. When news broke earlier this week that “very famous people” have expressed interest in doing a new version of the 1987 Rob Reiner [...]

The post For Cary Elwes, Nothing Will Ever Beat The Original ‘Princess Bride’ appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Cary Elwes Responds to the Idea of Remaking The Princess Bride

David Crow Sep 18, 2019

After a Sony executive reveals there have been offers to remake The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes reveals this is not as he wishes.

Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. The Princess Bride one left them all behind. Yet despite this inherent truth, some goofball filmmakers think they can out-passion the Rob Reiner comedy masterpiece from 1987. Let’s just say that when the idea of a Princess Bride remake hit Twitter, fans were aghast at the prospect, including no less than Cary Elwes, the Dread Pirate Roberts himself.

News of a prospective Princess Bride reboot arose Wednesday when Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment, revealed that he’s fielded more than one offer to remake the beloved classic. Speaking with Variety about the career of legendary producer Norman Lear, who executive produced The Princess Bride,
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Sony Pictures CEO Wants To Remake The Princess Bride and Cary Elwes Has The Perfect Response

Hollywood and their remakes and reboots and reimaginings… they’ve always been around and they will always be around. It’s a never ending vicious cycle of lack of creativity and cash grabs.

There are certain films, though, that are sacred and should never be touched. One of those film’s is Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride. It’s rare to come by someone who has never seen the film and it’s even more rare to come across someone that didn’t like it!

Well, some Hollywood executives have no shame. The CEO of Sony Pictures, Tony Vinciquerra, recently suggested that a remake of The Princess Bride is in discussions and that there are several “very famous people” interested in redoing the film, which is based on the novel by William Goldman. Vinciquerra told Variety:

“We have so many people coming to us saying, ‘We want to remake this show or that show.
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A remake of The Princess Bride? Cary Elwes says drop your sword

  • JoBlo
"Who says life is fair? Where is that written?" - William Goldman, The Princess Bride It's a given that the internet is always in a snit about something at any given time, but Variety's recent profile focusing on legendary producer Norman Lear has many up in arms after it was said that a remake of Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride could be on the way.…
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Princess Bride Remake Discussed at Sony, Cary Elwes Thinks Idea Is Inconceivable

  • MovieWeb
Princess Bride Remake Discussed at Sony, Cary Elwes Thinks Idea Is Inconceivable
Rumors of a possible remake of the classic '80s movie The Princess Bride have begun hitting the web, and original star Cary Elwes doesn't seem too pleased. According to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra, some big names in Hollywood have approached the studio and legendary producer Norman Lear, who executive produced the original movie from 1987, about doing a remake of The Princess Bride. Additionally, some of the TV shows Lear has produced have also been pitched to be remade. Here's what Vinciquerra had to say about these pitches to remake some of Lear's best work.

"We have so many people coming to us saying, 'We want to remake this show or that show.' Very famous people whose names I won't use, but they want to redo The Princess Bride. Some people want to do animated versions of some of the sitcoms [Lear produced]. Not a month goes by when
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‘The Princess Bride’ Remake? Cary Elwes, Jamie Lee Curtis Call Idea Inconceivable

  • The Wrap
‘The Princess Bride’ Remake? Cary Elwes, Jamie Lee Curtis Call Idea Inconceivable
While a remake of “The Princess Bride” hasn’t actually been announced, any plans for one are already sparking serious backlash.

Stars and public figures like Jamie Lee Curtis, Mia Farrow, Ted Cruz and even the star of the 1987 classic “The Princess BrideCary Elwes formed their own Brute Squad in opposition to the idea after rumors started circulating about a remake on Tuesday evening.

“There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one,” Elwes, who plays Westley in the film, said on Twitter in a reference to just one of his many famous lines.

Also Read: How André the Giant Was Cast in 'The Princess Bride'

The backlash was sparked following a comment by Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Tony Vinciquerra in Variety’s profile of Norman Lear. Lear is a producer on “The Princess Bride,” which was
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Inconceivably, They’re Threatening to Remake ‘The Princess Bride’

Inconceivably, They’re Threatening to Remake ‘The Princess Bride’
In this era where IP is king, even the most sacrosanct of movies might be considered for a remake. I’m talking, of course, about The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner and William Goldman’s beloved 1987 fantasy-adventure film is a stone-cold classic, one that nearly every generation has seen and loved. […]

The post Inconceivably, They’re Threatening to Remake ‘The Princess Bride’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘The Princess Bride’ Remake Comment Explained and What It Means Going Forward

There's nothing officially in the works at the moment but the mere mention of an assortment of folks interested in remaking the beloved movie The Princess Bride has caused a stir. Released in 1987 and directed by Rob Reiner, The Princess Bride has been embraced by generations of fans as an instant classic. Its place in the zeitgeist has seemed so unshakeable and untouchable that even putting it on a list of potential remakes feels wrong. All of this Princess Bride remake news begins with a recent Variety profile on television legend Norman Lear, covering his latest deal with …
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