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Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson for The Highwaymen

Tony Sokol Feb 13, 2018

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson play Texas Rangers in Bonnie and Clyde film The Highwaymen.

“You’ve read the story of Jesse James,” wrote Bonnie Parker during the famous crime spree she undertook with Clyde Barrow, “Of how he lived and died.” Well, an event series is on the way that's going to tell a little more.

The Highwaymen will star Kevin Costner as Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, and Woody Harrelson as his partner Maney Gault, who came out of retirement to nab the Barrow Gang, according to Deadline. Costner’s (Dances With Wolves, Hidden Figures, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, JFK and The Untouchables) turn as a Texas Ranger in the History miniseries Hatfields and McCoys earned him an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award. Kathy Bates, Kim Dickens, from Fear the Walking Dead, Thomas Mann, John Carroll Lynch, and William Sadler will also star,
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The Field in the Movie “Field of Dreams” Gets Vandalized

Even now, Field of Dreams remains a significant movie for people in the United States as well as other countries. For proof, look no further than the fact that it continues to make the lists of the best movies, which are in addition to the fact that it has been honored with a place in the U.S. National Film Registry. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that the field featured in Field of Dreams sees a fair number of visitors on a regular basis, which is now ruined because someone has vandalized it. For those

The Field in the Movie “Field of Dreams” Gets Vandalized
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Field Of Dreams’ Baseball Diamond Badly Damaged By Vandals

Field Of Dreams’ Baseball Diamond Badly Damaged By Vandals
A vandal has caused thousands of dollars in damage to a baseball diamond that was carved out of an Iowa cornfield for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams”. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports that workers at the site outside Dyersville found the damage Tuesday morning and were still assessing the costs and needed repairs. Owner Denise Stillman
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Paramount names David Sameth head of worldwide marketing

Former Disney and Universal executive served as second unit director on Steven Spielberg miniseries Taken.

Source: Paramount Pictures

David Sameth is leaving Disney to join Paramount Pictures as president of worldwide marketing effective February 1.

Sameth currently serves as executive vice-president and head of theatrical marketing for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar where his credits since 2009 included Coco, Zootopia, Frozen, Toy Story 3, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, and Finding Dory.

He will report to chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and will oversee the design, development and implementation of all marketing and advertising strategies for the studio’s global theatrical releases.

“David is an incredibly talented, visionary marketer who has created some of the most iconic and successful campaigns in our industry’s recent history,” Gianopulos said.

“He has experience launching an array of films from big franchises to small, specialized endeavors, and everything in between. His insights, experience and reputation make him a very welcome addition to our
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Films Selected For The 2017 National Film Registry

  • CinemaRetro
The National Film Registry has made its selections of 25 classic movies for 2017. As usual, it's an eclectic list featuring films from the silent era up to relatively recent years.

Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry

(alphabetical order)

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

Boulevard Nights (1979)

Die Hard (1988)

Dumbo (1941)

Field of Dreams (1989)

4 Little Girls (1997)

Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

The Goonies (1985)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)

La Bamba (1987)

Lives of Performers (1972)

Memento (2000)

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)

Spartacus (1960)

Superman (1978)

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)

Time and Dreams (1976)

Titanic (1997)

To Sleep with Anger (1990)

Wanda (1971)

With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938

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Titanic, Superman, The Goonies, and More Added to the National Film Registry

  • Cinelinx
The Library of Congress has revealed the 25 films being add to the National Registry this year, which include fan favorites like Die Hard, along with culturally important titles like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Come inside to check out the full list of movies getting preserved.

While film preservation has progressed greatly over the last several years, getting into the Library of Congress is a great way to ensure a cultural preservation attached to our nation. Every year more films are added and this week we've learned which ones made the cut:

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

Boulevard Nights (1979)

Die Hard (1988)

Dumbo (1941)

Field of Dreams (1989)

4 Little Girls (1997)

Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)

Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

The Goonies (1985)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)

La Bamba (1987)

Lives of Performers (1972)

Memento (2000)

Only Angels Have Wings
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Movie Talk: Disney/Fox Deal Now Official; George Lucas Talks ‘The Last Jedi’

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Thursday December 14th, 2017) Mark Ellis, Mark Reilly, John Rocha, Natasha Martinez discuss the following: Disney acquires 20th Century Fox for $52.4 billion. Die Hard, Titanic, Memento, Superman, The Goonies, Field of Dreams, and more added to National Film Registry SAG Award nominations announced George Lucas thinks Star Wars: The Last Jedi was "beautifully made" New trailer for Annihilation further reveals Alex Garland’s surreal sci-fi First trailer released for Clint Eastwood’s 15:17 to Paris Mail Bag Live Twitter Questions [caption id="attachment_680406" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via …
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Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio’s 102-Year History

Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio’s 102-Year History
Movies weren’t yet talkies and the headquarters were located in New Jersey when Fox Film was founded in 1915. William Fox couldn’t have imagined that his modest film company would get bulked up by merging with 20th Century, produce some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and become a global empire. Here’s a look back at Fox’s long history as it prepares to merge with Disney.

Fox Studios’ East Lot on Western Avenue at Sunset in Hollywood

1915 Fox Film Corp. created by William Fox. A key element was the Fox Theatres, which went into bankruptcy in 1933 and sold to National Theatres. The company moved from New Jersey to Echo Park and then Hollywood before settling in its present location west of Beverly Hills in 1926.

1935 On May 31, Fox merges with 20th Century, created by Joseph Schenck and Darryl F. Zanuck, and becomes the last of the “big six” studios to be established (though film historians
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National Film Registry Adds The Goonies, Die Hard, Memento, Superman and More

As you know, at the end of every year, the Library of Congress adds 25 films to the National Film Registry. These are seen as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films” and they will be a protected and preserved part of American history.

There's a great list of films this year that includes a mix of several different kinds of films and it's cool to see there are some timeless classics that made the cut this year. Some of those films include The Goonies, Die Hard, Superman, Memento, Titanic, Dumbo, Spartacus, and more. I provided the full list below. I'm surprised that some of these weren't already added to the registry!

Here’s the full list of 2017 National Film Registry inductees:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)Boulevard Nights (1979)Die Hard (1988)Dumbo (1941)Field of Dreams (1989)4 Little Girls (1997)Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)The Goonies
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Die Hard, Goonies, Titanic and Superman Join National Film Registry

Die Hard, Goonies, Titanic and Superman Join National Film Registry
The Library of Congress has announced the 25 movies being added to the National Film Registry for 2017. The list this year is all over the place, which includes movies dating back to the early 1900s and modern classics. Movies like Die Hard, The Goonies, Titanic and Superman have all been selected this year and are considered worthy of preserving under the National Film Preservation Act. Yes, John McClane taking out terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza is worthy of being preserved by the government now.

Under the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress names 25 movies to the National Film Registry every year. These movies are said to be "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant. Beyond that, the only other requirement is that the movies must be at least 10 years old. Here's what Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden had to say about 2017's additions to the National Film Registry.

"The selection of a
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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry
Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies and Field of Dreams are among the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Classic films like 1960's Spartacus, 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and 1951's Ace in the Hole were also named to the registry, which "recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage."

"Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals
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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Goonies' Added to National Film Registry
Die Hard, Titanic, The Goonies and Field of Dreams are among the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

Classic films like 1960's Spartacus, 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, 1947's Gentleman's Agreement and 1951's Ace in the Hole were also named to the registry, which "recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage."

"Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals
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Die Hard, Goonies, Superman & Titanic added to National Film Registry

  • JoBlo
Every year the Library of Congress adds a select batch of movies to its Nation Film Registry, hence preserving them as being of historical importance. This year it’s a great time to be a fan of the 80s, because several of the decades most classic films made it onto the list, including Die Hard, The Goonies and Field Of Dreams. Richard Donner has been graced with two entries, because along with Goonies... Read More...
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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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‘Die Hard’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Memento’, ‘Superman’ and More Added to National Film Registry

Every December, the National Film Preservation Board (Nfpb) announces the 25 films that will be added to the National Film Registry. These films were deemed to be “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant, and must have been released at least 10 years ago. The Nfpb usually makes some solid selections, finding a nice balance between recent fan favorites and deeper, more obscure content that’s just as valuable despite not being as well-known. This year they’ve struck that balance again with the bigger films including Die Hard, Ace in the Hole, Dumbo, Field of Dreams, 4 Little Girls, The …
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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,’ ‘Die Hard’ And ‘Superman’ Among Movies Added To National Film Registry

  • ET Canada
With Christmas just around the corner, 25 movies have been added to the National Film Registry and this year the likes of “Titanic,” “Die Hard” and “The Goonies” have all made the cut. Other films which have been selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance” to American heritage include “Dumbo,” “Field of Dreams” and […]
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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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'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Superman' Enter the National Film Registry

'Die Hard,' 'Titanic,' 'Superman' Enter the National Film Registry
Yippee ki-yay and Merry Christmas! Die Hard is among the 25 motion pictures selected this year by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress to be preserved for future generations, it was announced Wednesday.

The latest round of films deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant also includes the James Cameron blockbuster Titanic (1997); Superman (1978) and The Goonies (1985), both directed by Richard Donner; the Phil Alden Robinson baseball fable Field of Dreams (1989), starring Kevin Costner; and Spencer Tracy's final film, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967).

Two films starring Kirk Douglas, who just had his 101st...
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The Full Cast of Jon Favreau's The Lion King Has Officially Been Announced

Director Jon Favreau has assembled quite an incredible cast of actors for Disney's realistic CGI animated remake of The Lion King. Most of the actors on the list we've already known about, but the one big confirmation is that Beyonce will officially be providing the voice of Nala. Here's the synopsis that was released:

From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure
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