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Legends Of Tomorrow season 3 episode 9 review: Beebo The God Of War

Jim Dandy Dec 6, 2017

More change comes for the Legends of Tomorrow ahead of the midseason break, and it left us floored. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.9 Beebo The God Of War

So, Jax left.

About halfway through the episode, I wrote in my notes "Man, how are they going to make this emotionally poignant when it's so goddamn funny?" So needless to say I didn't see the end of Beebo The God Of War coming, which is part of why Jax's departure hit me that hard.

It makes perfect sense as to why. After last week and the death of Martin Stein, he's powerless, alone and a bit of a loose appendage on the Legends. If he stuck around, we'd be constantly wondering when he would get his Firestorm powers back.
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Trespass (1992)

Crooked treasure hunters tangle with menacing black gangsters in this crime-action siege movie from 1992, with a fine filmmaker pedigree. The late Bill Paxton leads a great cast — William Sadler, Ice-t, Art Evans — in a tense standoff that turns into a murderous ordeal when it’s discovered that a million-dollar cache of gold is to be had. The Shout Selects extras include an informative interview with co-writer Bob Gale.



Shout! Factory ‘Shout Selects’

1992 / Color / 2:35 1:85 widescreen 1:37 flat full frame / 101 min. / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 27.99

Starring: Bill Paxton, Ice-t, William Sadler, Ice Cube, Art Evans, De’voreaux White, Bruce A. Young, Glenn Plummer, Stoney Jackson, T.E. Russell, Tiny Lister.

Cinematography: Lloyd Ahern II

Film Editor: Freeman Davies

Original Music: Ry Cooder

Written by Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis

Produced by Neil Canton

Directed by Walter Hill

A lot of movies struggle and strain and suffer to get made, and then
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Cannes Review: Marion Cotillard Won’t Stay Dead in Arnaud Desplechin’s Opening Night Film, ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

Cannes Review: Marion Cotillard Won’t Stay Dead in Arnaud Desplechin’s Opening Night Film, ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’
Within its first half hour, “Ismael’s Ghosts” weaves together espionage, melodrama, supernatural hauntings, and a filmmaker’s creative crisis. It’s the most ambitious movie to date from French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose ensemble dramas “A Christmas Tale” and “My Golden Years” also dealt with characters coping with their troubled pasts. This time, it’s a wild hodgepodge of genres that often risk collapsing on top of each other. At its best, the movie is a freewheeling gambit, hurtling in multiple directions at once, and it’s thrilling to watch Desplechin try juggle them all.

“Ismael’s Ghosts” within the confines of a movie imagined by its main character: a dense, labyrinthine spy story involving the experiences of young recruit Ivan (Louie Garrel) who’s services straight out of school. Minutes into that setup, Desplechin pulls out to reveal the world of disheveled writer-director Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a rugged,
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Sundance 2017 Breakouts: Here Are The Movies You Can Expect To See In Next Year’s Oscar Race

Sundance 2017 Breakouts: Here Are The Movies You Can Expect To See In Next Year’s Oscar Race
On January 24, halfway through the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Sundance received its annual reconfirmation of its long-legged success: The Oscar nominations. This year it’s Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” and documentaries “Life, Animated” and “Oj: Made in America.” (Another five docs were shortlisted.)

Among its many other achievements, Sundance breaks out new talent. Agents, casting directors, producers, and filmmakers trawl screening rooms, looking for their next find. They network and party and pass buzz as they go, even when they must plow through blizzards to do it.

Here’s a look at what we might be celebrating this time next year. But remember, it’s a long long way from January to January.

Call Me By Your Name

The most obvious Oscar movie stood out from a sea of aspiring American indies, which is likely what Sony Pictures Classics had in mind when they scooped up the film
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Abigail Spencer Talks Timeless Reveals, Jon Hamm's Note About the '60s — Plus, Rectify's 'Very Emotional' Finish

Abigail Spencer Talks Timeless Reveals, Jon Hamm's Note About the '60s — Plus, Rectify's 'Very Emotional' Finish
Since late October, Abigail Spencer has been in that special “zone” actors rarely enter, where they’re starring in two series airing simultaneously. On NBC’s Timeless, she plays Lucy Preston, a history professor enlisted for a series of daring trips through time, while on Sundance’s Rectify, she plays Amantha, a onetime murder suspect’s sister, who’s been on a wild journey of her own.

With Timeless about to unspool its final two episodes of the fall (Mondays at 10/9c, before breaking until Jan. 16) and Rectify entering its final two weeks ever, TVLine spoke with Spencer about her very distinct,
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Video Game Review – Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Kris Wall reviews Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Travellers Tales have got the Lego games down to a fine art now, year after year they deliver hugely fun and addictive adventures through some of our favourite universes, from Batman to Indiana Jones, from Harry Potter to The Avengers and just about everything in-between with last years Lego Dimensions filling in all the gaps imaginable. Though with so many coming out in rapid succession, the Lego video game series also starting coming with a nagging sense of repetition, something which I felt creeping in last years great Lego Jurassic World ,and which consequently made me sit out both Lego Avengers and Lego Dimensions for a break.

As fun as the Lego games are it’s difficult to shake the feeling that you’re not just collecting all the bricks all over again in a different universe, so a bit of
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Watch: ‘Tootsie’ Behind-the-Scenes Look Reveals On Set Animosity Between Director and Dustin Hoffman

Watch: ‘Tootsie’ Behind-the-Scenes Look Reveals On Set Animosity Between Director and Dustin Hoffman
34 years later, Sydney Pollack’s “Tootsie” remains a relatively incisive look at gender in society, even if the film’s concluding reaffirmation of traditional roles has aged less well than the questions the films poses before it. Yet a lost behind-the-scenes featurette reveals the production of “Tootsie” as fighting for identity itself.

Read More: Actors Name Tootsie The Greatest Movie Of All Time in New Poll

The video centers on a confessional interview with Pollack on the set of the film that airs out his grievances of working with lead Dustin Hoffman.

“Legally I have control of the picture. But that doesn’t mean I owe him a lot morally, which I do,” he says. “You can’t make an actor do anything. Make him do anything. Now, I can’t direct a scene I don’t believe in either, and sometimes both things have happened.”

The interview centers around
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The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates

Take a look at the roots of American campaign image consciousness, and the then-new techniques of cinéma vérité to bring a new 'reality' for film documentaries. Four groundbreaking films cover the Kennedy-Humphrey presidential primary, and put us in the Oval Office for a showdown against Alabama governor George Wallace. The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates Blu-ray Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, Faces of November The Criterion Collection 808 1960 -1964 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame / 53, 52, 53, 12 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date April 26, 2016 / 39.95 Starring John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, McGeorge Bundy, John Kenneth Galbraith, Richard Goodwin, Albert Gore Sr., Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Pierre Salinger, Haile Selassie, John Steinbeck, George Wallace, Vivian Malone, Burke Marshall, Nicholas Katzenbach, John Dore, Jack Greenberg; Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy Jr., Caroline Kennedy, Peter Lawford. Cinematography Richard Leacock, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker,
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61 film books that are well worth your time




Looking for good books about the movies to read? We've got a bumper selection of recommendations right here...

A confession. I actually started writing this article in 2013, and the reason you've only reading it now is that I've made sure I've read every book on this list, save for one or two where I've marked otherwise. As such, what you're getting is a very personal list of recommendations. Each of these books has at least something to it that I think is of interest to someone wanting to learn more about film - or just enjoy stories of movie making.

I've tended to avoid picture books, with one exception, as these ones I've chosen are all intended to be chock-full of words, to relax with at the end of a long day. Which is what I did. There are one or two notable omissions, as I'm still
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Vampire Diaries' Jodi Lyn O'Keefe on Jo's Twisted Revival: 'My Jaw Dropped'

Vampire Diaries' Jodi Lyn O'Keefe on Jo's Twisted Revival: 'My Jaw Dropped'
Thursday’s Vampire Diaries formally reunited Alaric with (the body of) the love of his life, and it turns out her portrayer was just as surprised by Jo’s revival as most of the CW drama’s fans.

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“I got the call telling me I was on hold for such-and-such a date to go back, and my jaw dropped,” Jodi Lyn O’Keefe tells TVLine. “I was like, ‘I’m not the only one to stay dead on this show?
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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link
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Tiff 2015 adds to their Documentary and Vanguard lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival’s prominence on the festival circuit has only grown over the years, with films from numerous different fields having gone on to critical and commercial acclaim. Among the festival’s different categories are Tiff Docs and Vanguard. Tiff Docs allows documentaries to get their own spotlight at the festival, giving acclaimed documentarians such as Michael Moore and Frederick Wiseman a platform for their films. The Vanguard section, on the other hand, showcases films that aren’t easily categorisable into a specific genre. With the Canadian Films lineup announcement having revealed the first set of films playing in each group, Tiff today revealed more of the lineup in each section. The list of newly announced films, with their official synopses, is as follows.

Tiff Docs

Amazing Grace, directed by Sydney Pollack, making its International Premiere

Sydney Pollack’s film of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Amazing Grace.’ Filmed
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Watch: Judd Apatow Delivers Scathing Bill Cosby Jokes on 'The Tonight Show'

Watch: Judd Apatow Delivers Scathing Bill Cosby Jokes on 'The Tonight Show'
Read More: Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham Talk Feminism and Give Advice To Aspiring Writers A week ago, "Trainwreck" director Judd Apatow took the stage of the prestigious Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center and rattled off first draft versions of some new stand-up material. But while the jokes received roars of laughter from the audience, at the end he trailed off, claiming that he didn't have a good closer.  Last night on "The Tonight Show," the comedy director delivered a polished version of that set, but also found his closer -- some much expected (if you follow him on Twitter) but still surprising Bill Cosby jokes.  Watch above as Apatow eviscerates Cosby, after expressing his sympathy for the nerdy kids his daughter refuses to date.  Read More: Judd Apatow and John Cassavetes: Two Sides of the Same Crisis
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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator.

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller,
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87th Academy Awards: the Oscar nominees (and winners) for 2015

Update 02.23.15:

Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed only 9 out of the 24 categories.

Previous 02.22.15:

Here’s an at-a-glance look at my picks for tonight’s Academy Awards — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. (I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.)

Also noted are the two films — The Salt of the Earth (a documentary nominee) and Wild Tales (a foreign-language nominee) — that I haven’t been able to see.

I suspect I won’t be able to make it through the ceremony
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2015 Oscar Award Winners: 'Birdman' Takes Best Picture

The 2015 Oscars are in the books and it was Birdman taking home four awards including the coveted Best Picture along with a Best Director win for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as well as an Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) win. But Birdman wasn't the only film to take home four Oscars as The Grand Budapest Hotel had a small bit of domination in the below-the-line categories winning for Production Design, Costumes, Makeup & Hairstyling and Original Score (Alexandre Desplat). The only other multiple award winner was Whiplash, which took home Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons), Best Film Editing and Sound Mixing. Otherwise, it was singles across the board and while there were a few interesting wins below the line, the top awards went pretty much by the books. Patricia Arquette took home Boyhood's only Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) won Best Actor over
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Academy Awards 2015 Live-Blog

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Academy Awards 2015 Live-Blog
It's a wonderful night for Oscar... Oscar Oscar... Who will win? Wrong host. Neil Patrick Harris is MCing Sunday (February 22) night's Academy Awards, which is coming down to a "Birdman"/"Boyhood" showdown for the big prize. Thanks to The Guilds, we're all expecting a "Birdman" victory, but could there be exciting upsets in store? Click through, follow along and join (or start) the conversation below... 8:25 p.m. Et. That's a lot of Red Carpet coverage. My favorite moment was Terrence Howard playing "American Idol" nerd with Ryan Seacrest. 8:28 p.m. Really, ABC? You don't need a critical citation to call "American Crime" "an extraordinary new drama"? Well, if you say so yourself! 8:30 p.m. Let's Go! 8:30 p.m. Neil Patrick Harris rises onto the stage like a fire-free phoenix. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest," he says, helping people playing Oscars Bingo at home. 8:31 p.
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‘A Woman Under the Influence’: Marriage in Crisis

A Woman Under the Influence

Directed by John Cassavetes

Written by John Cassavetes

1974, USA

“Woman is a symptom of Man” — Jacques Lacan

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) tells the story of a marriage in crisis. Mabel (Gena Rowlands) is suffering from an unnamed psychological condition that is threatening to tear her family apart. Her husband, Nick (Peter Faulk), desperately tries to keep everything together but he is being stretched beyond his own sanity. The children are passive in the beginning until the finale where they become extremely defensive of their mother, pushing their father away, becoming angelic, innocent buffers to Nick’s violent attempts to break her spell.

Cassavetes depicts marriage in A Woman Under the Influence as a battle where two competing definitions of reality constantly clash. Nick is stuck in an ideal memory of his wife when she was happy, most likely before they had children but Cassavetes
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Oscar Nominations Announced

Another day, another set of award nominations announced. Today though it is the big ones, the Oscars. There aren’t really any surprises, The Grand Budapest Hotel has once more done exceptionally well. See the full list of nominees below:

Best Picture

American Sniper



The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game


The Theory Of Everything


Best Director

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones, The Theory Of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory Of Everything

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Laura Dern, Wild

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
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2015 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises and Reactions

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and while I've already furnished a few thoughts on the omissions and surprises right here I figured we would go down the line and see what stands out. Who and what films were "snubbed", what are the biggest "surprises" and so on and so forth. Rage is sure to follow in the comments and what better time than now to get it all off your chest as we lead up to the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22c Let's take a look and see what the verdict is on these nominations, which I will ask you to vote on at the bottom of this post. Best Picture No real surprises here as I had all eight of these films getting a nomination for Best Picture. The only difference between this list and mine, however, was I had Gone Girl getting a nomination,
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