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pbs.org - PHILLY D.A. | Films | PBS
PHILLY D.A. | Films | PBS
PBS.org

The new Philadelphia District Attorney uncovers a secret that shakes the police department. Krasner and his team battle to obtain the complete police misconduct files. The murder of a police sergeant tests the D.A.'s resolve to never seek the death…

bbc.co.uk - Sophie Monks Kaufman - Is Melancholia the greatest film about depression ever made?
Is Melancholia the greatest film about depression ever made?
BBC

On its premiere, Lars von Trier's drama starring Kirsten Dunst was marred by controversy. But 10 years on, it stands as a masterpiece about mental illness, writes Sophie Monks Kaufman. In cinema, the bar for what passes as mental-health…

dallasnews.com - Kevin Krause - Tarrant County bomber detailed activities, filmed blasts on YouTube channel, feds say
Tarrant County bomber detailed activities, filmed blasts on YouTube channel, feds say
Dallas News

Like many, Nicholas Lloyd Nelson created his YouTube channel last year to show off his interest and share tips. That pastime, however, consisted of making chemical explosives in his apartment and using them to blow up trees and blast deep craters…

sfchronicle.com - Zack Ruskin - A longtime critic parses myths in new essay collection on California films
A longtime critic parses myths in new essay collection on California films
San Francisco Chronicle

For over a century, California and the movies have made for a rather intractable pair. Home to Hollywood and a beautiful backdrop for countless films, California has had a mythological role in cinema history that is almost too vast to quantify.

dailymail.co.uk - Producer 'step up plans for box film based on Jamie Vardy's story
Producer 'step up plans for box film based on Jamie Vardy's story
Mail Online

Leicester clinched the FA Cup for the first time with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea It comes five years after they shocked the world by winning the Premier League Jamie Vardy has come through the non league ranks to win both of the trophies Hollywood…

theguardian.com - Peter Bradshaw - From Black Widow to unseen Beatles footage: what films to see as cinemas reopen
From Black Widow to unseen Beatles footage: what films to see as cinemas reopen
The Guardian

Frances McDormand delivers the performance of her career in this triple Oscar-winner from Chloé Zhao: best film, director and actress. It is a docu-fiction about the American phenomenon of “nomads”: sixtysomething retirees…

mirror.co.uk - James Nursey - Plans for film about Leicester and Jamie Vardy to be stepped up after FA Cup win
Plans for film about Leicester and Jamie Vardy to be stepped up after FA Cup win
mirror

A Hollywood film guru will step up plans for a box office movie about Leicester and Jamie Vardy after their FA Cup triumph. LA-based Brit Adrian Butchart wrote the scripts for the first two movies in the 'Goal' film trilogy. He has since been…

coventrytelegraph.net - Claire Harrison - Movie maker aims to sell 20,000 mugs to fund new film
Movie maker aims to sell 20,000 mugs to fund new film
Coventry Telegraph

A Nuneaton film-maker has brewed up a novel way to fund his latest blockbuster - by selling 20,000 mugs, Simon Cox came up with the unusual crowdfunding idea to help towards the cost of his next film - 'Of Infinite Worlds'. It comes off the heels…

usatoday.com - Brian Truitt, USA TODAY - Spoilers! The most diabolical death traps of the 'Saw' horror films, ranked (including 'Spiral')
Spoilers! The most diabolical death traps of the 'Saw' horror films, ranked (including 'Spiral')
USA TODAY

Spoiler alert! The following post contains plot points from the new film ' Spiral: From the Book of Saw.' So be warned if you haven't seen it yet. In the annals of horror-villain lore, Freddy and Jason ruled the 1980s, Ghostface and Chucky owned…

deadline.com - Bruce Haring - Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem Explores Expanding Into Film In A Big Way
Bitcoin Pioneer Charlie Shrem Explores Expanding Into Film In A Big Way
Deadline

Bitcoin mogul Charlie Shrem, one of the pioneers and evangelists of the biggest cryptocurrency by market cap, is backing his first venture in film, and plans to do more. Shrem's first project as an executive producer is Ask Me to Dance, a romantic…

telegraph.co.uk - Nick Allen - Can Scarlett Johansson save Hollywood from terminal decline?
Can Scarlett Johansson save Hollywood from terminal decline?
The Telegraph

Hollywood is gearing up to strike back against streaming services and the pandemic with a flood of superhero movies over the next 18 months. The US film industry has faced near obliteration as cinemas shut down for months, many permanently, ratings…

ft.com - James Fontanella-Khan and Anna Nicolaou in New York - AT&T nears deal to create $150bn streaming giant with Discovery
AT&T nears deal to create $150bn streaming giant with Discovery
Financial Times

AT&T is nearing a deal to combine its content unit Warner Media with rival Discovery to create a media giant with an enterprise value of $150bn, just a few years after acquiring the owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros, said people briefed about the…

bleedingcool.com - Rich Johnston - Bring It On, From Vaccines To Horror Films - Daily LITG 16th May 2021
Bring It On, From Vaccines To Horror Films - Daily LITG 16th May 2021
Bleeding Cool News And Rumors

Welcome to the Daily LITG. The world can seem like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but there are highlights. At Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies, and more. And the Daily Lying In The Gutters…

nytimes.com - Rick Gladstone - Live Updates: U.N. Security Council Is Set to Meet on Middle East Violence
Live Updates: U.N. Security Council Is Set to Meet on Middle East Violence
The New York Times

International pressure to bring an end to the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas militants mounted on Sunday, as the United States stepped up its diplomatic engagement and the United Nations Security Council prepared to meet. With Israeli…

nwaonline.com - Disney's film releases in theaters good sign
Disney's film releases in theaters good sign
NWADG

In one of the strongest signs yet for the recovery of the battered entertainment economy, Disney has announced it will soon bring back movies exclusively to theaters and is preparing to accommodate theme-park customers at pre-pandemic levels. 'As…

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