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The Silent Partner

The absolute best small scale ‘perfect crime’ thriller has nail-biting suspense, humor, sexy scenes, a shocking violent scene and apparently a terrific collaboration between director Daryl Duke and writer Curtis Hanson. Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer give unique, superb performances, and Susannah York is enticing as well. It’s not neo-noir, it’s better than neo-noir. With a very early John Candy performance, too.

The Silent Partner

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Kl Studio Classics

1978 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 101 min./ Street Date June 18, 2019 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Céline Lomez, John Candy.

Cinematography: Billy Williams

Film Editor: George Appleby

Original Music: Oscar Peterson

Written by Curtis Hanson from the book Think of a Number by Anders Bodelsen

Produced by Garth H. Drabinsky, Joel B. Michaels, Stephen Young

Directed by Daryl Duke

“We grab each moment and we make it count!”

The Silent Partner is a wonderful sleeper that most
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‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!

‘Avengers: Endgame’ cast boasts Oscar winners and nominees galore with 18 — but is it the most ever? Not quite!
Avengers: Endgame” might have surpassed 2009’s “Avatar” when it comes to its domestic box-office — besting James Cameron’s sci-fi fantasy’s $750 million handily by taking in $816 million since its opening on April 26. But it is still a far cry from 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” still the champ with $937 million in domestic ticket sales.

But on social media, there has been some discussion beyond the big bucks about whether “Endgame” with its multitudes of Marvel-ous superhero actors might have the most Oscar winners and nominees ever for a cast of a feature film. I know there is an ongoing thread in the forums about just this topic with various permutations on who counts or not. But for my purposes, actors who won or were nominated in categories other than acting do not qualify. Same with honorary trophies.

By that measure, I count seven winners among the names: Brie Larson,
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The Muppet Movie Returns to Theaters This Summer to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

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Forty years ago this summer, a frog with a dream to make millions of people happy hopped out of the swamp, onto a bicycle and into cinema history in&#160The Muppet Movie&#160For two days only this July, the original classic is back in movie theaters nationwide from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures.

The Muppet Movie will play in more than 700 movie theaters on Thursday, July 25, and Tuesday, July 30, at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (Dbn). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Following massive global success with the television hit The Muppet Show, which at its height aired in more than 100 countries around the world, Muppets creator&#160Jim Henson&#160took a huge creative risk to have the characters star in their first motion picture.
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When Radio City Music Hall Was "Center of the Universe" for Movie Premieres

When Radio City Music Hall Was
King Kong,1958's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1962's To Kill a Mockingbird) as well as legendary concerts hosted following resuscitation in 1979 from near closure the year before.

Elliott Gould remembers arriving at Radio City Music Hall in 1976 for the premiere of Harry and Walter Go to New York, the Mark Rydell film in which he ...

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Annual Race To Erase Ms Gala Returns With An Incredible, Luxurious Live And Silent Auction

The 26th annual Race to Erase Ms Gala will take place on Friday, May 10, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

The gala will honor actress Selma Blair for her bravery and strength demonstrated during her personal battle with Ms. The gala will also honor the Hausman Family Foundation, for its incredible and most generous support of Race to Erase Ms. Grammy-nominated R&B/Soul artist Aloe Blacc and platinum-selling international music star Flo Rida will perform. David Foster will serve as the evening’s musical producer. The landmark event will also boast a Spring/Summer 2019 runway show from Hollywood-favorite fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet with many celebrities modeling in the show. The legendary, celebrity-filled gala has raised over $48 million to date for Race to Erase Ms and its Center Without Walls program. The Race to Erase Ms Gala has always been known for its one of a
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Netflix’s ‘Windfall’ Gains Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet & More

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Exclusive: Netflix has added a bevy of actors to the Michael Scott-directed original feature thriller Windfall including Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet with Sasha Alexander and Oscar nominee Elliott Gould.

All of them join previously announced Riverdale actress Camilia Mendes in the David Golden scripted project. In Windfall, when a wealthy elderly man dies and unexpectedly leaves his estate to his new caregiver, she’s drawn into a web of deception and murder. If she’s going to survive, she’ll have to question everyone’s motives — even the people she loves.

Margret H. Huddleston and Stephanie Slack are producing with Golden co-producing. EPs are Harvey Kahn and Michael Scott.

Gigandet is repped by ICM Partners and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Usher is repped by CAA.
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Barbara Perry Dies: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Baskets’ Actress Was 97

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Barbara Perry Dies: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Baskets’ Actress Was 97
Stage performer and actress Barbara Perry died Sunday from natural causes in Hollywood. She appeared in several films and TV shows including Samuel Fuller’s Shock Corridor (1963) and The Naked Kiss (1964) as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show and most recently, Baskets as well She was 97.

Born in Norfolk, Va. on June 22, 1921, Perry was a performer at a young age when she was a member of-of the children’s ballet of the Met’s corps de ballet, making her big stage debut in Madame Butterfly. She went on to study dance — with a specialty in tap — and performed at the Hollywood Bowl in the 1930s. Her talent for dancing was later on showcased at a variety of nightclubs including the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the Chez Paris in Chicago, the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles and the Café de Paris in London. She also had the honor of opening
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Rushes: Lynch and FlyLo, Chinese Women Filmmakers, Robert Altman

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSTerrence Malick's A Hidden Life.The various lineups for Cannes 2019 have been announced: the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, and the separate but simultaneous events, the Directors' Fortnight, Critics' Week, and Acid.Stephen Chow has confirmed that he will be directing the follow-up to his 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle, in which he also starred as the lead character. Recommended Viewinga tense and harrowing trailer for Ava Duvernay's When They See Us, a miniseries that follows the plight of the Central Park Five, five boys falsely accused of brutally raping a jogger. The series, which spans from 1989 to 2014, also marks another collaboration between Duvernay and cinematographer Bradford Young.Flying Lotus and David Lynch come together for the song "Fire is Coming," off of Flying Lotus's new album Flamagra. The music video, which
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‘Under the Silver Lake’ Review: L.A. Noir Goof Goes Nowhere, Slowly

‘Under the Silver Lake’ Review: L.A. Noir Goof Goes Nowhere, Slowly
It starts as an irresistible riff on Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, with Andrew Garfield standing in for Elliott Gould as an Angeleno stoner and Peeping Tom-turned-amateur-detective named Sam. It ends … well, we’re still not sure where this movie ends, exactly. In this wannabe spellbinder from writer-director David Robert Mitchell, whose breakthrough scarefest It Follows proved that he knows his way around a dreamscape, Sam is about to be evicted from the apartment he can’t pay the rent on. Comic books are strewn everywhere, plus a
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Cynthia Erivo To Lead Cast On & Co-Produce QCode Podcast ‘Carrier’ Following Firm’s Rami Malek Hit ‘Blackout’

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Exclusive: Widows and Bad Times At The El Royale star Cynthia Erivo is to lead voice cast on, and co-produce, the upcoming podcast Carrier from burgeoning La audio firm QCode, which recently launched with hit Rami Malek pod Blackout.

Erivo stars in the scripted thriller with Lamorne Morris (New Girl), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Lance Reddick (The Wire), Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eight), Robert Longstreet (The Haunting Of Hill House), Dale Dickey (Hell Or High Water) and Chris Ellis (The Oath). Also in the mix are Steve Howey, Oliver Cooper, Byron Bowers and Joel McKinnon Miller.

Tony Award-winner Erivo (The Color Purple) plays a long-haul truck driver who during her all-night trip across rural America discovers she’s transporting a trailer with disturbing, mysterious contents. The seven-episode series, QCode’s second narrative show, is in post-production and aims to launch in coming months.

Writer-director is Dan Blank who was a
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Stanley “Sandy” Glass Dies: Writer For ‘The Last Flight Of Noah’s Ark’ Was 90

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Writers Guild of America member Stanley (Sandy) Glass, who was active in the 1970s and early 1980s, has died. He was 90 and the cause of death was not available.

Glass’s most notable work was on the Disney family film The Last Flight Of Noah’s Ark, which starred Elliott Gould, Genevieve Bjold, Ricky Schroder and Vincent Gardenia. The film depicted a plane carrying various animals forced to make a landing on a deserted island. The only chance to escape was to convert the plane into a boat.

The 1980 film was based on the short story The Gremlin’s Castle by Ernest K. Gann and was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with One Hundred and One Dalmations.

Glass also wrote for the comedy series Phyllis and The Nancy Walker Show, as well as The Magical World of Disney. He also wrote for the Festival of Family Classics TV series,
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Californoir: Close-Up on "Under the Silver Lake"

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David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake (2018) is having its exclusive online premiere on Mubi in the United Kingdom. It is showing from March 15 - April 13, 2019.I first saw Under the Silver Lake at its late-night Cannes Film Festival premiere, thinking that would be the logical time for it: sight unseen, the third feature from David Robert Mitchell's radiated the sexy, angular strangeness of a midnight movie in the making. Strange it is, though in a louche, breezy way; it's the stuff of inebriated daydreams rather than outright nightmares. It's as much a midday trip as it is a midnight one: as I emerged from the inappropriately tuxedoed premiere for this rumpled, T-shirted detective odyssey, the film's hazy, zonked afterglow was in a separate dimension from the crisp, inky atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur after dark. Suddenly, the sky outside the Cannes Palais looked wrong: all deep-navy velvet where
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Film Review: ‘Finding Steve McQueen’

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Film Review: ‘Finding Steve McQueen’
Finding Steve McQueen” is a ramshackle indie heist drama that has a little bit (but not much) to do with Steve McQueen. The film’s central figure, a green-behind-the-ears thief named Harry Barber (Travis Fimmel), idolizes the squinty star of “Bullitt,” for all the reasons one might have back in 1972, when most of the movie is set. McQueen was then at the height of his popularity, but his star cachet, going back to films like “The Great Escape” and “The Cincinnati Kid,” predated the counterculture, and that was the mark of his mystique. In a New Hollywood overrun with shaggy idols like Warren Beatty and Elliott Gould, McQueen, with his baby-faced scowl, was the last neo-’50s maverick romantic stud, a guy too square to be hip and, for that reason, too hip to be square.

Bullitt,” the movie that launched a thousand car chases, was the rubber-meets-the-road apex of the McQueen swagger,
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Three Of The Best TV Shows Set In Casinos

The casino. The place we go to have fun, spend some money, possibly have some drinks and party until the small hours. It is a business that has been around for decades, and it comes as no small surprise that the TV and film world have enjoyed a healthy relationship with gaming for many years. In this new feature, we look at three of the best TV shows from years gone by to have featured or been set entirely within the four walls of a casino.

Like most businesses currently, the gaming industry also has a huge presence online and there are thousands of websites that point you in the right direction and throw you some offers, a bit like this one for a Rivers Casino bonus code. But, for the purposes of this article, we’re staying with the big casinos out there in the real world, and for our first TV show,
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Rushes. Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola Reunite, "High Life" Trailer, 1999

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSSofia Coppola is reuniting with her Lost in Translation star Bill Murray for a new film entitled On the Rocks, co-starring Rashida Jones.A remarkable online database cohering women film editors significant contributions to cinema has been launched. Women Film Editors is an essential addition to the online film world.Recommended VIEWINGA24's trailer for the U.S. release of Claire Denis' High Life is here and it does not disappoint. You can find our take on this dark sci-fi here.The late Hu Bo's magnificent An Elephant Sitting Still gets a beautiful, elegiac U.S. trailer in the event of an upcoming run at Film Society of Lincoln Center. On the other end of cinema's spectrum, here's the trailer for Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw, starring a manic Jake Gyllenhaal as a exploitative art dealer.
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‘Avengers’ crew to the rescue as the Oscar telecast will likely go hostless for the first time since 1990

‘Avengers’ crew to the rescue as the Oscar telecast will likely go hostless for the first time since 1990
Now that comic actor Kevin Hart has adamantly just said no to overseeing the Oscars ceremony that will air on ABC on February 24 after being called out for past homophobic tweets, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recruiting presenters from the Marvel Comic Universe to bring some mainstream muscle to the show. Since Disney owns both Marvel and ABC, it makes sense that it would summon the blockbuster might of its most popular franchises. After last year’s record low ratings for the annual parade of glitz and glamour, the three-hour-plus production could use some pow.

The superhero squad has assembled as presenters before on the then-Kodak Theatre stage after 2012’s “Avengers” became the year’s No. 1 grossing blockbuster. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) all gathered onstage. Missing were
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Why did the 1990 Oscars go back to having a host? Blame Snow White!

Why did the 1990 Oscars go back to having a host? Blame Snow White!
Ok, I misspoke. Yes, there was a calamity of sorts the last time that Oscar decided to ditch having at least one official host.

As I was writing about the possibility that the Academy Awards show might do away with having a host after the Kevin Hart debacle, I looked up if the star-filled event ever went free-form without an anchor since it began airing on TV. I noted there were four times when there wasn’t a true host and assumed that there were no ill effects afterwards.

See No host with the most? Word is that the Oscars are considering to go emcee-less after Hart failure

Well, I now must admit I was wrong. First, some history:

*The first three years, all back to back, went pretty much Ok with a cast of stars taking turns handling the chores. At the 1969 Oscars, the show’s producer, Gower Champion,
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13 Christmas Movies That Definitely Aren’t for Kids (Photos)

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13 Christmas Movies That Definitely Aren’t for Kids (Photos)
10 Christmas Movies That Definitely Aren’t for Kids (Photos)

Sure, Christmas is a time of joy for children of all ages, but that doesn’t mean that grown-ups can’t have the cinematic equivalent of a spiked egg nog. After you’ve packed the little ones off to bed, enjoy these movies, from the hilarious to the horrifying, that are aimed at adult audiences.

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018): It’s Christmastime! But thanks to a zombie outbreak, it’s also the endtimes, and our high school heroes dispatch the undead with bloody fervor. And did we mention this is also a musical?

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017): The bad moms just want to have fun, even when their own bad moms come rolling into town to celebrate the season. Santas will strip, and the egg nog will be spiked.

Better Watch Out (2017): This clever holiday horror-comedy takes the
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UK's Reason8 closes deals on Afm slate

Company inks deals on Stray, A Rough Draft and Humor Me.

London-based sales company Reason8 has closed further territory deals on three of the titles on its Afm slate.

After screening 15 minutes of footage to buyers during the market, suspense thriller Stray has now sold to Japan (Inter Film), Hong Kong (Neofilms) and Latin America (MundoFilms and Cien Films in a joint deal).

Previous deals were done in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore (Suraya Filem) and Av Jet (Taiwan). 20th Century Fox will release in Russia in March 2019.

The film is based on an original story by Anna Starobinets
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Reason8 seals deals on three Afm titles (exclusive)

Reason8 seals deals on three Afm titles (exclusive)
Jemaine Clement comedy Humor Me sells to several territories.

UK sales outfit Reason8 has scored a raft of deals on three of the films on its Afm slate.

Humor Me, the comedy starring Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) and Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eleven), has now sold to Australia/New Zealand (Madman), Scandinavia (Smile Ent), Central and Eastern Europe premium pay (HBO Cee), and the Middle East (Front Row Entertainment).

Written and directed by Sam Hoffman, the film premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival and played Edinburgh in the UK this year. Shout! Factory handled the Us release.
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