Classics never die, but they seldom get replaced. Cinema is populated with enduring, venerated works of art that deservedly adorn list after list, but those lists are rarely updated, and less often expanded to include new, equally worthy entries. Organizations that give out annual awards are constrained not only by the limitations of formatting, but perspective - they can’t anticipate which film will survive the buzz of its initial acclaim or success and become part of the cultural firmament. And then there are just certain films or even genres that too infrequently receive the critical attention they deserve, are too obscure to break through to bigger audiences, or just aren’t taken seriously enough to merit consideration alongside the ones we “all” already know we love or respect. A Case For Greatness, this series, tries to argue for, and to champion, forgotten or underappreciated films in a variety of genres that may be worthy of being called … [Read more...] about A Case For Greatness: EYES WIDE SHUT
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BINKY Felstead regularly shares snaps of her incredible, gym-honed figure with her 1.4million followers on Instagram. But, despite the hoards of compliments from fans that follow, the stunning 28-year-old Made In Chelsea star - who gave birth to 13-month-old daughter India in June last year with boyfriend Joshua 'JP' Patterson - tells us she hasn't always felt so body confident. In an exclusive chat with The Sun Online, the gorgeous reality favourite opened up about her heart-breaking belief that her "bigger" post-baby body was "disgusting". Speaking about the months after she gave birth, Binky explained: "When I gave birth to India I was bigger. I felt disgusting. "I had a summer baby so it was hot and I just couldn't find anything nice to wear as none of my clothes seemed to fit. "It felt like my identity had gone, and I had lost my confidence." Binky, who is close to former co-stars Louise Thompson and Rosie Fortescue, admitted she couldn't help but compare herself to her … [Read more...] about Binky Felstead says she thought her ‘bigger’ post-baby body was ‘disgusting’ and reveals emotional struggle to get body confidence back after giving birth to India
PUBLISHED: 10:41 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 28 March 2018 Stacia Briggs Queer Eye's crew: Bobby, Karamo, Antoni, Jonathan and Tan Netflix Netflix’s reboot of the makeover show blends gay rights with moisturiser, police brutality with scatter cushions and racism with guacamole - it shouldn’t work, but it absolutely does. Queer Eye is an antidote to almost every horrible thing. Here’s why you have to watch it. I was overjoyed when I heard that there was set to be a revival of the 2003 show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and after I watched it – and loved it – even more delighted to hear that the Fab Five will be back for a second season. Now simply answering to the name Queer Eye, the show features five ludicrously handsome and suave gay men who act like practical superheroes: while they can’t shoot webs or fly, they can take a hideous bedsit and make it beautiful and take an unkempt man and make him gorgeous. That’s the kind of … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Queer Eye is brilliant in so many ways
If TV shows had godparents, Ally McBeal's would have been Melrose Place and The Practice. Without those two series, chances are Fox's groundbreaking dramedy about a lawyer and her crazed life might never have happened. During the 1997 pilot season, Fox was searching for a companion series to follow its fading favorite Melrose Place. Writer-producer David E. Kelley obliged, creating the quirky Ally for a fall launch. However, he balked when the then-head of the network, Peter Roth, suggested they hold off premiering it until spring 1998 so as to avoid the usual glut of fall debuts. Still stinging from ABC's reneging on a deal to give The Practice a guaranteed time slot, Kelley insisted Ally McBeal stick with its premiere on Sept. 8, 1997. His insistence paid off. The series would become a top 20 hit, capturing an average of more than 13 million viewers at its peak and winning a pair of Golden Globes and an Emmy. (The dramedy made TV history as the first, and only, hourlong program … [Read more...] about ‘Ally McBeal’ at 20: Calista Flockhart, David E. Kelley and More on Dancing Babies, Feminism and Robert Downey Jr.
The first 4DX movie theater in the United States opened in Los Angeles last weekend. Located in theater 6 at the Regal Cinemas LA Live in Downtown LA, the 104-seat theater books one first-run 3D movie at a time, and augments the showing with real-world physical effects. Those effects are the fourth dimension. So, timed with the movie, you basically experience a theme park ride. Your seat rumbles and moves around, water squirts, there’s smoke, flashing lights, lumbar effects, gusting wind, even scents. The presentation admirably tries to bring the viewer into the movie. Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction was the first film to play in the format here, so Peter Sciretta and myself were given a nearly three hour 4DX experience. This was great in that we were privy to the full slate of 4DX effects, but the film also became a tasking mental and physical exercise. Below, we present a video blog about the experience, along with a bunch of photos and a brief … [Read more...] about /Film Reviews the First 4DX Movie Theater in the US