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‘I thought it would be a tinpot movie’: myths and reality of Chariots of Fire and the 1924 Olympics | Paris Olympic Games 2024

‘I thought it would be a tinpot movie’: myths and reality of Chariots of Fire and the 1924 Olympics | Paris Olympic Games 2024

[ad_1] It takes a bit of finding, but on the front of the old Carlton hotel in the sleepy seaside town of Broadstairs hangs a blue plaque. It’s an apartment block these days, but it marks the spot where some of the British team stayed and trained before embarking on their trip to the Paris Olympics almost 100 years ago. More obvious is the confusion on the faces of the folk who stop and read it, desperately trying to reconcile their view of nearby Viking Bay and their memories of the opening scene from the old movie Chariots of Fire, where the cast splash along the surf to the soaring electronic score of Vangelis. That’s because it was filmed 500 miles away in Scotland – next to the 18th hole of the Old Course, at St Andrews, to be precise – and as the Paris Games of 2024 approach it provides a passable excuse to look back at one of Britain’s favourite movies and some of the other liberties it took with what really happened …

We are getting a Gollum movie. Whether we like it or not.

We are getting a Gollum movie. Whether we like it or not.

[ad_1] This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This originally appeared in our Today in Books daily newsletter, where each day we round up the most interesting stories, news, essays, and other goings on in the world of books and reading. Sign up here if you want to get it. _________________________ Warner Brothers Decides to Make Its First New Lord of the Rings Movie About the Franchise’s Toughest Hang Look, maybe it will be good. Andy Serkis was a terrific Gollum, and the CGI Weta used for Gollum was truly mind-blowing back in 2000. And yet, in my last two decades of rewatching the extended edition Blu-Rays of Lord of the Rings, I skip the Gollum stuff. And this is from someone who is watching the extended versions. Also, spoiler alert for a movie called The Hunt for Gollum: they don’t find him. In fact, he spends several hundred years in a dark cave. So, narrative tension is what might we call light. Does it …

Bethenny Frankel to Star in Lifetime Movie ‘Danger in the Dorm’

Bethenny Frankel to Star in Lifetime Movie ‘Danger in the Dorm’

[ad_1] Bethenny Frankel is set to make her TV movie debut! On Tuesday, the former Real Housewives of New York City star revealed that she is starring in an upcoming Lifetime TV thriller, Danger in the Dorm. “Danger In The Dorm is about a complicated mother daughter relationship under extreme circumstances. I connected with this character, and with @claraalexandrova as my beautiful daughter and I am most grateful for the faith Lifetime put in me during this experience,” Frankel wrote.  Bethenny Frankel is set to make her TV movie debut in June. – Getty “The director @robin_hays was a gem, the crew was so warm and embraced me. Acting is a job that I have a newfound respect for and I hope I did this role justice. With Mother’s Day coming, make that extra effort to understand, have compassion for and connect with family, even under the most challenging of circumstances. It’s certainly not easy or everyone would do it. Mark your calendars… June 16th for the shocking premiere of my new movie #DangerInTheDorm only …

Upgrade Mom’s movie experience with these deep discounts on XGIMI projectors

Upgrade Mom’s movie experience with these deep discounts on XGIMI projectors

[ad_1] We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more › TVs have gotten bigger and cheaper in recent years, but they still can’t quite match the theater-like experience that comes with a solid projector. Right now, XGIMI projectors are deeply discounted at Amazon. Models include everything from portable 1080p units for impromptu outdoor movie nights to high-end 4K projectors ready to help you see Shrek like you’ve never seen him before. These deals run through 5/12, so maybe splurge and get Mom something really amazing this year for Mother’s Day. XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro 1080P Portable Projector $399 (with coupon, was $599) This compact projector weighs less than 2.5 pounds, but it includes a ton of advanced features that make it a stand-alone portable theater. A pair of surprisingly powerful speakers augment the 400-lumen light output, which is plenty bright for an interior space or an outdoor nighttime feature. The Android TV operating system includes built-in Chromecast functionality, so you can easily stream content from …

Eva Mendes Sweetly Supports Ryan Gosling’s New Movie ‘The Fall Guy’ With Latest Instagram Post

Eva Mendes Sweetly Supports Ryan Gosling’s New Movie ‘The Fall Guy’ With Latest Instagram Post

[ad_1] Eva Mendes is showing love to her man, Ryan Gosling, by supporting his new film, The Fall Guy.  In an Instagram post over the weekend, the 50-year-old Hitch actress urged her 6.4 million followers to grab tickets for Gosling’s latest flick, which sees the Oscar nominee, 43, play a Hollywood stuntman tasked with tracking down the main star of the movie he is filming. Throughout the press tour — which included an appearance on Saturday Night Live in early April and an action-filled red carpet premiere in Hollywood — Gosling and Mendes have gone back and forth showing support for each other, including one interview where the La La Land actor wore a T-shirt advertising his wife’s upcoming children’s book, Desi, Mami, and the Never-Ending Worries.  The latest nod comes from Mendes, who used her social media page to share a side-by-side photo of herself and her man in matching metallic gold outfits. Gosling’s photo comes from a scene in The Fall Guy, where he sports a futuristic space cowboy look, while Mendes’ hails from a recent photoshoot.  “Do you believe …

Writer of Seinfeld’s Pop-Tarts Movie Talks Jan. 6, Mad Men

Writer of Seinfeld’s Pop-Tarts Movie Talks Jan. 6, Mad Men

[ad_1] [This story includes spoilers for the Netflix movie Unfrosted.] The buzz around Unfrosted is heating up, with Jerry Seinfeld‘s heavily fictionalized Pop-Tart origin story now streaming on Netflix. Seinfeld, who stars in the comedy movie that marks his feature directorial debut, also co-wrote the project’s screenplay. Contributing to the script was Spike Feresten, who worked with Seinfeld on the legendary NBC sitcom Seinfeld, with Feresten having penned one of the show’s most beloved and quotable episodes, “The Soup Nazi.” During a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Feresten discussed some of the most memorable moments for the film that is set in 1963. This includes a plot point involving the Kellogg’s cereal mascots boycotting the company out of concern that the Pop-Tart will make them irrelevant, which leads to a sequence in which the mascots storm the company’s offices à la the attack on the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. Feresten explained that the sequence felt like the right fit due to a variety of factors. He noted that Thurl Ravenscroft, the actor …

‘The Maze Runner’ Movie Reboot in the Works at 20th Century

‘The Maze Runner’ Movie Reboot in the Works at 20th Century

[ad_1] The Maze Runner is back at the starting line. 20th Century Studios is rebooting the sci-fi action adventure franchise, which ran as a trilogy from 2014 to 2018. The Disney arm is in negotiations to tap Jack Paglen, perhaps best known for writing the Johnny Depp-starring sci-fi movie Transcendence, to pen the script for a new installment. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman of Gotham Group and Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill, who produced the original trilogy, are back to produce this one. Wes Ball, who directed the original trilogy, will also be involved as a producer. Based on the best-selling books by James Dashner, the first Maze Runner tome, and the movie adaptation, centered on a group of teens who find themselves arriving in a walled setting named the Glade with their memories wiped out. Beyond the four walls of the encampment lies a maze, filled with deadly mechanical creatures and doors that shut every night at sundown. One new arrival figures out the key to the groups’ survival and attempts …

Summer Movie Preview: ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ ‘It Ends With Us,’ ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ and More

Summer Movie Preview: ‘Deadpool & Wolverine,’ ‘It Ends With Us,’ ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ and More

[ad_1] It’s almost summer movie season, which means big blockbusters, highly anticipated sequels, fun animated adventures and more! From a prequel trip back to a dangerous desert wasteland, to a behind-the-scenes look at a musical legend, to a vacation to a sinister billionaire’s tropical getaway, this summer’s slate has something for everyone — including, yes, more of the Merc With a Mouth. Here’s a look at some of the biggest films headed to theaters and streaming between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer — complete with ET’s exclusive quotes from the stars! MAY Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (in theaters – May 24) The summer blockbusters kick off with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road prequel/spinoff epic, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as the titular character, first originated by Charlize Theron in Fury Road, who is kidnapped from her home in the Green Place of Many Mothers — the last vestige of the once-thriving Earth after the great collapse — by the Warlord Dementus (played by a barely recognizable Chris Hemsworth).   The film follows the titular badass as she shaves her …

Roger Moore’s son, 57, rivals dad in new spy movie – see photos

Roger Moore’s son, 57, rivals dad in new spy movie – see photos

[ad_1] Geoffrey Moore followed his late father, Sir Roger Moore, into the acting business and he’s now channelling his father’s most famous credit as James Bond in his latest role. Geoffrey will be starring in Knightfall an upcoming spy thriller which is set to land on towards the end of the year. The intriguing premise reads: “Knightfall centres on a botched MI5 bio weapon raid which leaves science officer Ros Knight on the run from her own team – as well as a terrifying international hitman – and seeking refuge at the remote country home of her estranged father, legendary spy-catcher Charles Knight.” Geoffrey looked just like his dad in the role Geoffrey will take on the role of Hugh, a “dashing MI5 agent” who will serve as the love interest for main character Ros Knight, who will be played by Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott. The duo will also be joined by Michael Paré, who will portray Matthew, a “charming ex-CIA agent”. HELLO! has seen images from the upcoming film and Geoffrey certainly resembles his father’s most iconic role as …

Jerry Seinfeld’s New Netflix Movie Is What You Should Stream This Weekend

Jerry Seinfeld’s New Netflix Movie Is What You Should Stream This Weekend

[ad_1] What’s the deal with Unfrosted? A fictionalized account of the birth of Pop-Tarts, Netflix’s new movie explores the 1960s space race-style battle of cereal giants Kellogg’s and Post as they compete for breakfast domination. When the idea of a breakfast pastry enters the mix, the companies go head-to-head to bring a sugar-filled treat to the shelves, unlike anything America has seen before.  The film stars Jerry Seinfeld as Bob Cabana, Jim Gaffigan as Edsel Kellogg III, Melissa McCarthy as Donna Stankowski, Amy Schumer as Marjorie Post and Max Greenfield as Rick Ludwin.  Netflix’s Unfrosted is the culmination of Seinfeld’s longtime obsession with the foil-wrapped breakfast snack. Since his childhood in the 1960s, the comedian has been fascinated with Kellogg’s toaster treat. Over the years, he publicly expressed his interest in Pop-Tarts multiple times: In 2010, he performed a bit about it on The Late Show with David Letterman. Two years later, he gave the New York Times a peek at his process of bringing the Pop-Tart joke to life, and the pastry popped up again …