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Five Things You Need To Know This Tuesday

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1. Why aren’t I rich yet?? If I was, I would use my money to buy Sam’s piano from Casablanca, which is now up for auction later this year. The famous piano from Rick’s Cafe Americain, used to play that wonderful song, As Time Goes By, will be selling in New York in November, no doubt for a hefty fee. The piano is still in excellent condition, and was used to play music from the Casablanca score at a Hollywood Bowl concert recently.

2. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow tweeted out some cool artwork for the movie yesterday, saying this poster would be available at San Diego Comic Con “to a resourceful few”. I’ll be there, but I’m not too resourceful. Here’s a closer look:
Jurassic World Poster

3. I love this. Colin Firth and Emma Stone are starring together in Woody Allen‘s Magic In The Moonlight, and they did this adorable interview with The Daily Beast, where she teased him about his previous films. When asked if she had watched any of Colin’s movies, she said: “I’ve seen Bridget Jones too many times now. I live-texted Colin the plot of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason a few months back while I was watching it. You were very upset with me, if I remember correctly. I talked him through what he was doing.” I would do the same, Emma!

4. Woody Allen sat down for his first ever podcast, with my buddy Josh Horowitz from MTV. Josh has this great podcast, Happy Sad Confused, which you should all listen to, and Woody’s episode was fantastic. In one example, Woody talked about how he is always disappointed with his movies:  “I am always disappointed. There is always a big difference in what one sets out to make and what one ends up with. What you set out to make is in your mind … in fantasy, it is what exists on paper. ‘Emma Stone is going to do this line and it will be great,’ then when you do it Emma doesn’t want to do those lines as they are hard to do, or the weather was not so great so we have to shift it to a different location because the sunlight is too harsh there. Or it takes her much longer to shuffle the deck of cards than you thought.”

5. It looks like we may see Dwayne The Rock Johnson as DC Comics character, Shazam! In an interview with Total Film, Dwayne was asked about any possible DC collaboration, and pointing out his physicality, Dwayne seemed to hint at playing the character of Shazam… “This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down,” he said, “Just say the word, that’s all I’m gonna say!” Shazam used to be called Captain Marvel, until obviously, Marvel Comics asked DC quite strongly to change it. The ‘just say the word’ that Dwayne mentioned, refers to the fact that the character says “Shazam!” to transform. He’s a strong character, with the power of flight, just like Superman.

 

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The Purge: Anarchy Interviews

Over the weekend, the apes won at the box office, with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes adding another $36m to its total. Hurrah! In at number two, was The Purge: Anarchy, with $29.8m, and I got to sit down with two of the stars: Frank Grillo and Zach Gilford for AMC Movie News

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Five Faves: Tear-Jerking Moments

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In this week’s Tick Tick BOOM! miss Maudie and I talked about our favorite Tear-Jerking moments in video games (Maudie) and in film (me). Here is my full list, my five fave tear-jerking moments in movies. Because sometimes, it’s cathartic to cry in a dark cinema…

1. The Shawshank Redemption: When poor old Brooks feels more trapped outside the prison, than inside…

2. It’s A Wonderful Life: George comes back from despair to find that his friends have pitched in to help him…

3. Brokeback Mountain: In a tale of forbidden love and tragedy, smelling a shirt makes me sad…

4. The Notebook: So many moments, but for me, when you realize the older Allie doesn’t remember Noah anymore…

5. Field Of Dreams: Playing ball with his long-dead father? Stop it, this is a tear-jerker for both sexes…

What would you choose? Comment below!

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Malone’s Movie Minute(s) Ep 37


Here’s me and my mate Osher Günsberg with our weekly film podcast, where we like to only mention films we think are worth your cash. In the US, watch Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here. In Australia, see Venus In Fur, or Sex Tape. On Netflix, rent the classic war film Apocalypse Now. And our theme of the week is our favorite actors turned directors! Who are yours?
Don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/malones-movie-minute-s/id735264344?mt=2
And YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/moviesaremyjam where you can see the video versions of our recordings…

 

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TONIGHT: Me vs Mark Reilly

Tonight on the Schmoes Know Movie Show, it’s time for my epic movie trivia battle with Mark “Facty McFacterson” Reilly! I have been studying… and as always with the underdog in a battle, you need a montage!

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