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Lurie’s film company finishes Hitler documentary

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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie’s documentary film company, Play/Action Pictures, on Thursday announced the completion of its inaugural project, which has been in the works for three years: “The Meaning of Hitler.” Lurie is an executive producer for the film. The threat of white supremacy is a topic that has......
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Halle Berry Criticized for Comments About Playing a Transgender Man in New Film – E! Online

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UPDATE: Halle Berry is apologizing after she spoke about playing a transgender man in an upcoming film. In a statement shared to her Instagram, she wrote, “Over the weekend, I had the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......
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Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dies aged 91

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Ennio Morricone conducting in Amsterdam in 2016 Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose credits include the “spaghetti” Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star, has died in Rome aged 91. According to Italian news agency Ansa, he died in hospital having fractured his femur in......
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Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Since the dawn of cinema, Italy’s torrid summers have made outdoor movie showings under the stars a favorite entertainment choice of the season. Even the first Venice Film Festival, in August 1932, was held on the......
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British film and television pioneer Earl Cameron dead at 102

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Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to have a prominent role in British television and film, died on Friday at the age of 102. According to Cameron’s agent, he “passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family” in Kenilworth in Warwickshire, reports Deadline. Cameron was......
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New film on Rep. John Lewis’ 50+ years of fighting for equal rights

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Dawn Porter, director of “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” joined CBSN’s “Red and Blue” to discuss her new film and how looking back at the civil rights icon’s life provides lessons for people still pushing for equality......
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Duffy criticises Netflix over kidnap film

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Duffy said she had “to witness these tragedies, and my tragedy, eroticised and demeaned” Singer Duffy has criticised Netflix for streaming the film 365 Days, saying it glamorises “the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape”. The film follows a young Polish woman......
New York Post

Singer Duffy wants Netflix to remove ‘365 Days,’ says film ‘glamorizes rape’

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Duffy, the Wesh singer/songwriter who earlier this year went public with a harrowing story about being kidnapped and raped, has publicly called out Netflix for showing Polish feature film “365 Days,” which she says “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” The movie, which has been widely......
Cleveland Scene

Quarantine Cat Film Fest, Which is Exactly What it Sounds Like, to Screen Virtually at Cleveland Cinemas

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click to enlarge Courtesy Quarantine Cat Film Fest A 70-minute quarantine cat video compilation will be available for home viewing from Cleveland Cinemas’ virtual cinema offerings starting Friday. Half of the $12 ticket price will go directly to the local chain, keeping theaters like the Cedar Lee, Tower City and......
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Amazon’s PG-13 Surveillance Comedy My Spy Delivers on Low Expectations

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Amazon Studios Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista in My Spy. Poor My Spy never had much of a chance. The kid-cop buddy comedy starring Guardians of the Galaxy’s muscle-bound Dave Bautista and nine-year-old Chloe Coleman (Little Fires Everywhere), was meant to open last August. It......
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Sean Sutton on Eddie Sutton film: ‘I wouldn’t necessarily say it was easy, but it was important’

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On Monday night, ESPN will air EDDIE, a documentary about Eddie Sutton, the legendary college basketball coach who was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame less than two months prior to his death in May. He was 84 years old. Sutton’s life was marked by his glorious......
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Russian film and stage director convicted of fraud

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kirill Serebrennikov, wearing a protective face mask, was greeted by supporters outside the court in Moscow Prominent Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov has received a three-year suspended sentence after being found guilty of embezzlement. He and two others were convicted of misappropriating £1.5m ($1.86m) of state......
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‘The Park’ — A Short Film About the History of Chagrin Falls Park Community Center

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Friday, June 26, 2020 ‘The Park’ — A Short Film About the History of Chagrin Falls Park Community Center Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:01 AM click to enlarge If like most of Northeast Ohio you only recently learned about the history of Chagrin......
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Russell Crowe Reacts to Starring in First Film to Premiere Back in Movie Theaters – E! Online

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Ready or not, movie theaters are popping the popcorn and inviting cinephiles back inside. Russell Crowe’s upcoming thriller, Unhinged, marks the first film to premiere in theaters… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
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Elizabeth Banks Cast as Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus in Live Action Film – E! Online

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The Magic School Bus film has found its Ms. Frizzle. On Thursday, news broke that Elizabeth Banks will be playing the famous character in the live action film adaption of The Magic… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......
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Aut-o-Rama, Ohio’s Top Movie Theater Last Weekend, Looks to Dominate with Harry Potter Marathon

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click to enlarge Aut-O-Rama Drive-In Twitter The Aut-O-Rama Drive-in movie theater in North Ridgeville was the fifth-highest grossing movie venue in the country last weekend, according to industry reports. It raked in more than $60,000 on the strength of its Jurassic Park / Jaws double feature. Per Deadline, Ohio currently......
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Film critics are ‘filled with dread’ about returning to theaters, call cinemas ‘reckless’ for not requiring masks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A pedestrian walks past a shuttered movie theater, with the message ‘Stay Safe and Healthy’ displayed on the marquee, on March 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Moviegoers aren’t the only ones feeling trepidation about......

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