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#279 June 28, 2016

    Entertainer
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    Sheila writes: Terrence Malick has spent his career capturing the beauty of waving treetops, sunsets, reflections on water, shadows and sunlight. Vugar Efendi has put together a beautiful and hypnotic video, weaving together the natural scenes in Malick’s films. You can see the video below. Roger Ebert, of course, paid close attention to Malick's films over the years, "Badlands," (in his Great Movies collection),  "Days of Heaven" , "The Thin Red Line",
    "The New World", "The Tree of Life", and finally "To the Wonder", the last review Roger wrote. Those who found "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" unforgettable had to endure a long wait for Malick's next film, "The Thin Red Line," and then an even longer wait (20 years!) for "The New World." Malick's films are always events. In Roger's review for "Days of Heaven," he wrote: "This is a movie made by a man who knew how something felt, and found a way to evoke it in us." Efendi's video evokes it yet again.
     

    NATURE THROUGH MALICK from Vugar Efendi on Vimeo.


    Trailers


    Eight Days A Week (2016)
    Directed by Ron Howard. A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews and stories of the Beatles 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966.
    Opens in US theaters on September 16, 2016.



    American Pastoral (2016). Directed by Ewan McGregor. Written by John Romano , based on the novel by Philip Roth). Starring
    Dakota Fanning,

    Jennifer Connelly,

    Ewan McGregor. Synopsis: Set in postwar America, a man watches his seemingly perfect life fall
    apart as his daughter's new political affiliation threatens to destroy
    their family.
    Opens in US theaters on October 28, 2016.



    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016). Written and directed by Edward Zwick. Starring
    Tom Cruise,

    Cobie Smulders,

    Robert Knepper . Synopsis: Jack Reacher returns to the headquarters of his old unit, only to find out he's now accused of a 16-year-old homicide.
    Opens in US theaters on October 21, 2016.



    The Lovers & the Despot (2016). Written and directed by
    Ross Adam,

    Robert Cannan . Synopsis: After the collapse of their glamorous romance, a famous director and
    actress are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to
    make films in the world's weirdest state, they get a second chance at
    love, but only one chance at escape.
    Opens in US theaters on September 23, 2016.



    American Honey (2016). Written and directed by Andrea Arnold. Starring
    Sasha Lane,

    Shia LaBeouf,

    McCaul Lombardi . Synopsis: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales
    crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending
    and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
    Release dates TBD.



    All Eyez on Me (2016). 
    Directed by Benny Boom. Written by 
    Ed Gonzalez,

    Jeremy Haft .  Starring
    Demetrius Shipp Jr.,

    Danai Gurira,

    Kat Graham
    . Synopsis: A chronicle of the life of rapper Tupac Shakur
    Release dates TBD.



    Mechanic: Resurrection (2016).  Directed by Dennis Gansel. Written by
    Philip Shelby ,

    Tony Mosher. Starring
    Jason Statham,

    Jessica Alba,

    Tommy Lee Jones . Opens in US theaters on August 26, 2016.




    The Queen of Spain (2016). Written and directed by
    Fernando Trueba . Starring
    Penélope Cruz,

    Cary Elwes,

    Mandy Patinkin
    . Synopsis: A sequel to Trueba’s 1998 “The Girl Of Your Dreams,” with Cruz playing a Spanish movie star. Here, she returns
    to her roots in Madrid while making a big-budget Hollywood movie.



    Denial (2016). Directed by Mick Jackson. Writtne by David Hare. Starring
    Rachel Weisz,

    Andrew Scott,

    Timothy Spall . Synopsis: Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for
    historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David
    Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.
    Opens in US theaters on September 30, 2016.



    Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016). Directed by Greg Mottola. Written by Michael LeSieur . Starring
    Isla Fisher,

    Gal Gadot,

    Jon Hamm. Synopsis: A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot
    when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are
    government spies.
    Opens in US theaters on October 21, 2016.



    Almost Christmas (2016). Written and directed by David E. Talbert. Starring
    Jessie T. Usher,

    Gabrielle Union,

    Danny Glover . Synopsis: A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Thanksgiving since their mom died.
    Opens in US theaters on November 11, 2016.



    Theo Who Lived (2016). Written and directed by David Schisgall. Synopsis:  In the late fall of 2012, Theo Padnos, a struggling American
    journalist, slipped into Syria to report on the country’s civil war and
    was promptly kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria. Here, he recounts his story. Opens in US theaters on September 30, 2016.



    Éternité (2016). Written and directed by Tran Anh Hung. Starring
    Audrey Tautou,

    Bérénice Bejo,

    Mélanie Laurent. Synopsis: The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century. Release dates TBD.



    War On Everyone (2016). ** Red Band Trailer ** Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring  Michael Peña,
    Alexander Skarsgård,

    Theo James,

    Tessa Thompson. Synopsis: Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he? Release dates TBD.




    David Brent: Life on the Road (2016). Written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Starring Ricky Gervais,
    Tom Bennett,

    Jo Hartley . Synopsis: A camera crew catches up with David Brent, the former star of the
    fictional British series, "The Office" as he now fancies himself a
    rockstar on the road.
    Opens in the UK on August 19, 2016. US release dates TBD.



    Barry Lyndon (1975) ** Restoration/re-release trailer **  Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick (based on novel by William Makepeace Thackeray) Starring
    Ryan O'Neal,

    Marisa Berenson,

    Patrick Magee . Restoration released into U.K. cinemas on July 29th. Other release dates TBD.




    Anthropoid (2016). Directed by
    Sean Ellis. Written by

    Sean Ellis,

    Anthony Frewin . Starring
    Cillian Murphy,

    Charlotte Le Bon,

    Jamie Dornan. Synopsis: Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII
    mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect
    behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler
    and Himmler.
    Opens in US theaters on August 12, 2016.



    Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016). Directed by Joe Berlinger. Synopsis: Feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and
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    Roger Ebert's Birthday


    Sheila writes: Roger's birthday was on June 18th, and Rogerebert.com paid tribute in a series of essays written by Rogerebert.com contributors. You can check them all out via the Table of Contents. Chaz Ebert wrote a touching tribute (with accompanying video-essay by Far Flung Correspondent Krishna Shenoi) called Happy Birthday, Roger Ebert, My Superhero.

    Paul Cox: 1940-2016


    Sheila writes: Director Paul Cox, regular guest at Ebertfest, including the most recent festival, died on June 18, 2016 (Roger's birthday, an uncanny moment of symmetry). Peter Sobczynski has written a beautiful tribute to Cox, one of Roger's favorite artists. Chaz Ebert has also written a tribute, including an article from 2009: "I can respect the stupidity of people who think that speed is beauty," agrees Paul Cox. Here's a list of all of Roger's reviews of Cox's films. In his review of Cox's 2002 film "Innocence," Roger wrote, "Paul Cox's "Innocence" is like a great lifting up of the heart. It is all the more affirming because it is not told in grand phony gestures, but in the details of the daily lives of these two people. Life accumulates routines, obligations, habits and inhibitions over the years, and if they are going to face their feelings then they're going to have to break out of long, safe custom and risk everything."


    Free Movies


    Three Guys Named Mike (1951). Directed by Charles Walters. Starring
    Jane Wyman,

    Van Johnson,

    Howard Keel . Synopsis: A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, she has to decide which one she loves the most.

    Watch "Three Guys Named Mike."



    Glorifying the American Girl (1929). Directed by Millard Webb. Starring
    Mary Eaton,

    Eddie Cantor,

    Helen Morgan . Synopsis: The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

    Watch "Glorifying the American Girl."



    Shanks (1974). Directed by William Castle. Starring
    Marcel Marceau,

    Tsilla Chelton,

    Philippe Clay
    . Synopsis: A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.

    Watch "Shanks."






    Original: http://www.rogerebert.com/ebert-club/279-june-28-2016
    By: Sheila O'Malley
    Posted: June 28, 2016, 3:00 pm

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