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National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress
As is annual tradition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced this year’s 25 film set to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” the films picked range from such beloved actioners as “Die Hard,” childhood classic “The Goonies,” the seminal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and the mind-bending “Memento,” with plenty of other genres and styles represented among the list.

The additions span 1905 to 2000, and includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent, and even home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725.

“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said in an official statement. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and
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Bella Hadid Goes Full Bust At Knicks, Lakers Game

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There were Tons of huge stars at the Knicks vs. Lakers game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday ... but, for some reason, everyone seemed to have their eyes on Bella Hadid.  So, we present two photo galleries ...  The Celebs (Lavar Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Odell Beckham, Spike Lee, Magic Johnson and more) -- and if you're not into that, we've also got 20 pics of Bella sitting courtside.  Think of it as a sports-themed "Choose Your Own Adventure.
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‘Titanic,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Ace in the Hole,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Added to National Film Registry

Since 1989, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has been accomplishing the important task of preserving films that “represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.” From films way back in 1897 all the way up to 2004, they’ve now reached 725 films that celebrate our heritage and encapsulate our film history.

Today they’ve unveiled their 2017 list, which includes such Hollywood classics as Die Hard, Titanic, and Superman along with groundbreaking independent features like Yvonne Rainer’s Lives of Performers, Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, and Barbara Loden’s Wanda. Also making this list are a pair of Kirk Douglas-led features, Ace in the Hole and Spartacus, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Memento and more. Check out the full list below and you can watch some films on the registry for free here.

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)

Based on the infamous
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‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry
James Cameron’s disaster epic “Titanic,” the beloved fantasy “The Goonies,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and 1989’s “Field of Dreams” are among the 25 films selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

The 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a Mexican-American family’s home movies from 1920s Texas to Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo” to the 1979 Luis Valdez-directed drama “Boulevard Nights” to 1960’s “Spartacus,” the Kirk Douglas-Stanley Kubrick sword-and-sandal drama that helped end the era of the blacklist.

The titles will be added to the Library’s collection of films designated as having cultural, social or aesthetic significance.

“Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole,” said Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. “Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor
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Spike Lee Says Nate Parker Was The Victim Of “A Dope-Fiend Double-Cross”

One detail that has been somewhat overlooked in Armie Hammer’s comments about the double standard in treatment between Casey Affleck and Nate Parker during last year’s awards season (for which he subsequent apologized to Affleck) is his revelation that the details about “The Birth Of A Nation” director’s 1999 rape trial (in which he was acquitted) was leaked to the trades by a rival producer.

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Alec Baldwin Believes the Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement Is in ‘Jeopardy of Derailing’

Alec Baldwin Believes the Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement Is in ‘Jeopardy of Derailing’
The #MeToo sexual harassment movement earned more attention last week when it was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, but not everyone is too happy with the some of the movement’s results. Alec Baldwin made headlines for telling Megyn Kelly that many sexual harassment and abuse accusations have not been proven yet, saying that he feared innocent men were being taken down by unfounded claims.

Read More:Spike Lee Weighs in on the Casey Affleck, Nate Parker Controversy: ‘It Was a Dirty, Low-Down Shame’

“You certainly want to see everybody who’s guilty of something, who’ve done bad things, wrong things and hurt people, you want to see those people get punished,” Baldwin said. “But I don’t want to see other people get pulled into that, who, there’s a lot of accusations and no proof yet.”

Baldwin reiterated his stance on Twitter over the weekend,
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Spike Lee Weighs in on the Casey Affleck, Nate Parker Controversy: ‘It Was a Dirty, Low-Down Shame’

Spike Lee Weighs in on the Casey Affleck, Nate Parker Controversy: ‘It Was a Dirty, Low-Down Shame’
Armie Hammer made headlines once again this week when he compared Casey Affleck unfavorably to Nate Parker, in whose “The Birth of a Nation” Hammer co-starred. He later apologized for his remarks — which had to do with Affleck (who settled two sexual-harassment lawsuits) winning an Oscar the same year that Parker (who was accused of rape in college) appeared to lose all his career momentum — but someone else was paying attention: Spike Lee.

Lee was asked about the situation in a Daily Beast interview, responding in typically fashion that “there were some shenanigans there” and “it was a dirty, low-down shame.”

Read More:Spike Lee, On Fire: An Exclusive Conversation About Netflix, Domestic Terrorism, and the Brilliance of ‘Get Out

“[Affleck] settled several times,” says Lee. “I don’t know the exact details of it. One day, someone’s going to write a book about that whole thing, because I’ve
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From The Crown to Misery: the best of film and TV streaming in Australia in December

This month, the Windsors struggle with modernity, a filmmaker seeks out an extinct bird, and Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart host a bizarre dinner party

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David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017

David Lynch, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish, and More Creators Tell IndieWire What Drove Them in 2017
Words have always had great power, but over the course of the last year — a one of massive change and upheaval in Hollywood and the rest of the world — that old chestnut has never seemed more prescient. 2017 saw the rise of believing those who speak out, even if it hurts to hear, and plenty of the industry’s biggest voices had plenty to say. We talk to a lot of Hollywood’s brightest talents, about the projects which have inspired them most and the industry which at times supports, and at times hinders, their efforts to make their best work.

As individuals, we’re often blown away by their insights; in gathering them together, we end up with a portrait of a community of artists and creators who love their art and their industry, for better and for worse, and refuse to keep quiet about it.

Here are some of
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She’s Gotta Have It loses it with unsuccessful attempts at comedy

The climax of Shemekka’s plastic surgery storyline is so disgusting and revolting that it dominates this episode. It’s a confusing and tonally out of place moment that relies on body horror for shock value. The rest of the episode is what I believe is Spike Lee’s attempts at comedy and it falls flat. It’s a mess from…

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Sundance 2018 Ushers In the Age of Independent TV With Indie Episodics Line-Up

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Sundance 2018 Ushers In the Age of Independent TV With Indie Episodics Line-Up
At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, TV is invading the schedule in a whole new way. The Park City film fest has previously dabbled in what’s possible on the small screen, but this year marks the launch of the Indie Episodics section — which will spotlight TV pilots that mostly lack mainstream distribution.

The selections include “America to Me,” a new docu-series by “Hoop Dreams” director Steve James; as well as “The Mortified Guide,” a screen adaptation of the popular stage show “Mortified,” spotlighting the most embarrassing true stories of adolescence. There’s also “This Close,” showcasing star/creators Josh Feldman and Shoshannah Stern (both of whom are deaf), and “Franchesca,” featuring digital star and “The Nightly Show” writer/contributor Franchesca Ramsey.

This marks a major change for Sundance, and a renewed commitment to independent television. While Sundance has featured TV programming since the premiere of “Top of the Lake” in
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Sundance 2018: American Nazis, Trapped Astronauts, Elvis & Spike Lee Among New Indie Episodic, Special Events & Shorts Slates

Sundance 2018: American Nazis, Trapped Astronauts, Elvis & Spike Lee Among New Indie Episodic, Special Events & Shorts Slates
Just over a month and a half before the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hits the cinematic slopes in Utah, the Robert Redford-founded shindig today revealed its Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events slates. Based on what's been unveiled this afternoon, it looks like Sundance vets Spike Lee and Steven Soderbergh will be returning to Park City for the January 18-28 festival too. The filmmakers will be in town with their respective World Premiere and North American premiere…
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Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien

Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien
The storied bromance between Barack Obama and Joe Biden reached new heights last week when 44 tweeted a happy-birthday message to his veep in meme form. It’ll soon get even more serious courtesy of “Barry & Joe: The Animated Series,” a new show in development that counts Conan O’Brien among its executive producers.

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Creator Adam Reid describes the project as a “bromantic comedy” and raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter to finance the pilot. Here’s the premise for the show, which finds the two world leaders “bromancing the multiverse as they try and save us from ourselves”:

Read More:Keegan-Michael Key Resurrects Obama’s Anger Translator Luther to Rant About Trumpcare

“Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab,
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Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien

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Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien
The storied bromance between Barack Obama and Joe Biden reached new heights last week when 44 tweeted a happy-birthday message to his veep in meme form. It’ll soon get even more serious courtesy of “Barry & Joe: The Animated Series,” a new show in development that counts Conan O’Brien among its executive producers.

Read More:‘The Final Year’ Documentary Crew Only Had One Rule While Filming Obama’s White House

Creator Adam Reid describes the project as a “bromantic comedy” and raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter to finance the pilot. Here’s the premise for the show, which finds the two world leaders “bromancing the multiverse as they try and save us from ourselves”:

Read More:Keegan-Michael Key Resurrects Obama’s Anger Translator Luther to Rant About Trumpcare

“Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab,
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She’s Gotta Have It: how Spike Lee’s film revolutionised black sexuality onscreen

With its frank exploration of a Brooklyn woman’s romantic entanglements, Lee’s comedy was as inspiring as it was unsettling, writes Esi Edugyan. Thirty years on, the new TV series shows how times have changed – and where Lee went wrong

With Netflix’s release of She’s Gotta Have It, a new series based on his 1986 romantic comedy, Spike Lee becomes the latest film-maker to turn his hand to prestige television. The original film is about black sexuality: its protagonist, Nola Darling, an ambitious up-and-coming young artist in Brooklyn, shares herself physically and emotionally with three lovers. She is not shy about her relationships and feels no sense of shame.

Related: She's Gotta Have It review – an exhilarating examination of our attitudes to sex and race

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'She's Gotta Have It' Star DeWanda Wise Opens Up About Her Breakout Year

DeWanda Wise, star of Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, has had a banner 2017. After critically acclaimed turns in Wgn America's Underground and Fox's Shots Fired, she's "superb" as twentysomething Brooklyn artist Nola Darling in the present-day adaptation of Lee's 30-year-old film. It's something Wise is still coming to terms with.

"I feel like such a pronounced learning curve when you're jumping into Hollywood and you're confronted with the reality that not everyone loves it," Wise tells The Hollywood Reporter. "There are actors whose careers are long and varied, and maybe didn't have the opportunities...
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Super Fly remake in the works

Tony Sokol Dec 1, 2017

Warner Bros is pursuing a new take on the 1970s hit, Super Fly...

Super Fly is the latest movie to get a remake, it's been revealed. And it's got a bit of a bar to live up to.

Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack for the 1972 classic street hustler film Super Fly was as cinematic as the movie it was recorded for, for example. The title track and the song “Freddy’s Dead” bounced off the sidewalks of America and soared on the charts. Songs like “Pusherman” and “Little Child” were heartbreaking snippets of the dual realities of uptown street life.

The screenplay for Super Fly will be written by Alex Tse, who wrote Watchmen and Spike Lee’s under-appreciated Sucker Free City. The director and star hasn’t been named yet. But the big question, for this writer, is who will score?

Video of Pusherman Scene - Super Fly
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Anthony Ramos Says Working With Spike Lee Was A Pressure-Free Zone

Any sane person that’s been binge-watching Spike Lee’s new Netflix dramedy She’s Gotta Have It is most likely rooting for Mars Blackmon. The dynamic, over-the-top character is played by Brooklyn native Anthony Ramos, but this isn’t his first rodeo in the spotlight. Before this dope part fell into the actor’s lap, the 26-year-old was making a name... Read more »
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/Filmcast Ep. 443 – Coco (Guest: Vanessa Erazo from Remezcla)

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/Filmcast Ep. 443 – Coco (Guest: Vanessa Erazo from Remezcla)
Devindra and Jeff join up with Remezcla’s Vanessa Erazo to review Pixar’s Coco. Also, they chat about Spike Lee’s Netflix TV series, She’s Gotta Have It, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Phantom Thread. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(At)gmail(Dot)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook! Download or Play Now in your Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: Shownotes […]

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