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9 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Kate Beckinsale and Michelle Trachtenberg head out for dinner in...

'We didn't realize how brutal they were': James Foley's parents speak of their shock at son's beheading even after they received email warning from ISIS about 'quenching our thirst for your blood' The hunt for 'Jihadi John': London doctor accused of kidnapping journalists in Syria is probed as search for James Foley's executioner intensifies Obama ... (more)


Related Topix: Underworld, Horror Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kate Beckinsale, John Lennon, Pop/Rock

13 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Lauren Bacall's will generous toward family, her dog

Silver-screen legend Lauren Bacall left behind a $26.6 million estate - and made sure her little dog, Sophie, would have plenty of bones in her golden years.


Related Topix: The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dark Passage, Key Largo, Applause, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Entertainment

17 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Thumbnails 8/22/14

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" doesn't have the electricity of the original, mainly because we've already seen it.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, Short, Aladdin, Family, Adventure, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Robin Williams, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies

21 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Big Read Wichita will help readers discover a Maltese Falcona

Dashiell Hammett's classic detective novel "The Maltese Falcon" will take center stage in 2014's Big Read Wichita, which kicks off Oct. 1. The book - parts thriller, spy adventure, dark comedy and romance - is considered one of the cornerstones of American private-eye fiction.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, The Maltese Falcon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Vocal, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, Libraries

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dominic Corry: The best female-led action movies

This week sees the New Zealand release of Lucy , a new action thriller starring Scarlett Johansson as a young woman who gains superpowers when an experimental drug leaks inside her stomach.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Hot Chicks, Scarlett Johansson, Karen Allen, Carrie-Anne Moss, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, The Enforcer, Tyne Daly, Colombiana, Opinion

The Real Deal

Lauren Bacalla s Dakota home to hit the market

From left: Lauren Bacall in "How to Marry a Millionaire," the Dakota and the actress in "All I Want for Christmas" Lauren Bacall's home at the Dakota, where the legendary actress resided for more than half a century until her death earlier this month, will soon hit the market.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Big Sleep, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall


Film Scene: Go western with weekend's screening selections

A year or so ago, Val Kilmer, actor, songwriter and of late, Mark Twain impersonator, opened up to an interviewer and told a wonderfully strange and hitherto unheard anecdote about meeting one of his personal heroes: Bob Dylan.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Masked and Anonymous, Drama Movies, Bob Dylan, Pop/Rock, Recreational Vehicle, Award, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Celebrities, Robert Mitchum

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cinema Blend News

Pierce Brosnan's The November Man 2 Has Been Greenlit

We don't know a ton about The November Man at the moment. We know that director Roger Donaldson's action-thriller comes out next Friday, August 27, and that it stars Pierce Brosnan in an ass-kicking kind of role that he left behind when he bailed on the Bond franchise.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, No Way Out, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Jack Reacher, Quantum of Solace

LA Daily News

Exile Noir film series, a Frozena sing-along among special movie screenings in Los Angeles area

The UCLA Film & Television Archive shines a light on 1940s-50s melodramas in its series “Exile Noir” running through September at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Theater, Arts, Hollywood, Short, Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Barbara Stanwyck

Hollywood Reporter

Kirk Douglas Remembers Lauren Bacall: She Was My "Lucky Charm"

The legendary actor, who knew the late actress as "Betty," credits her for bringing him to the attention of Hollywood and inspiring him to help others With the loss of Lauren Bacall , whom we all called "Betty," a meaningful part of my history has been extinguished.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Kirk Douglas

Staten Island on film: From Barrymore to Stanwyck, the early years of 'Hollywood East' 1900-1948 (photos)

Long before Hollywood staked its claim as America's cinematic capital, the greenest borough's sandy beaches, rolling hills and lush forests were prime locations for pioneering filmmakers.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Sorry, Wrong Number, Thriller, Drama Movies, Entertainment

Tue Aug 19, 2014


David Brooks: The Bacall Standard

"I believe the really good people would be reasonably successful in any circumstance," the detective writer Raymond Chandler wrote in his notebook in 1949.


Related Topix: Raymond Chandler, Alternative, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, Opinion

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Happy Birthday, Debra Paget

Beautiful Debra Paget turns 81 today. She was born in Denver on August 19, 1933.


Related Topix: Broken Arrow, Love Me Tender, Thriller, Western, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Musical Movies, Sport Movies, It Happens Every Spring, Comedy Movies, Fourteen Hours, The Ten Commandments, Belles on Their Toes, Science Fiction Movies

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Exile Noir Series Opens Friday at UCLA

Another great series opens this Friday at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater: Exile Noir , featuring Hollywood films made by European directors.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Theater, Arts, Night and the City, Pitfall, Dick Powell, Raymond Burr


What the media isn't telling you about Lauren Bacall

Mostly overlooked in the flood of tributes to the star of "To Have and To Have Not": She was a true-blue liberal The Lauren Bacall obits I've seen take only a fleeting glance at her politics.


Related Topix: The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Shock Treatment, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

Ellen Degeneres And Portia De Rossi Celebrate Anniversary With Sky-writing

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi put rumours of marital troubles behind them by celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary with a message emblazoned across the sky in California.


Related Topix: Portia de Rossi, Comedy, Ally McBeal, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Sia, Alternative, Horror Movies, Fear, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Today in Toronto: The Big Sleep, Jimmy Limit, Frog Eyes, Jake Mahaffy's Wellness, Ghostbusters

Today in Toronto you can chose between the ghoulish camp of Ghostbusters at Fort York or a screening of The Big Sleep starring Lauren Bacall at Videofag in Kensington Market.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Indie, Celebrities, Lauren Bacall

On this Day in Movie History, August 18, 1936: Robert Redford born

It was on this day, August 18, 1936 American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival Charles Robert Redford Jr. was born.


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment, Horror Movies, A Place in the Sun, Thriller, The Night of the Hunter, War Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, The Diary of Anne Frank, Celebrities, Shelley Winters, Martin Mull

The Cultural Gutter

RIP, Lauren Bacall

In the season one finale of AMC's new series Halt and Catch Fire , the builders of the Cardiff Electric portable Giant computer gather around a conference table to read an unenthusiastically positive review of their new product.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, How to Marry a Millionaire, Crime Movies, Written on the Wind, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Fan, Horror Movies, Misery

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Tonight's Movie: Belles on Their Toes

This post is written as part of the Build-Your-Own-Blogathon sponsored by Rick of the Classic Film and TV Cafe .


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Belles on Their Toes, Blog News, Drama Movies, Sorry, Wrong Number, Thriller, Cheaper by the Dozen, Family, Myrna Loy