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#305 June 27, 2017

    Entertainer
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    Matt writes: July 18th, 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Roger Ebert's birth. To honor his unparalleled legacy, we have compiled a few of his finest articles into a birthday table of contents. I'd also like to share the clip embedded below of Roger asking Alfred Hitchcock a question via phone on a talk show (thanks to Eyes On Cinema for unearthing the footage on YouTube).

    Trailers


    Marshall (2017). Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Written by Jacob Koskoff and Michael Koskoff. Starring Dan StevensJosh GadChadwick Boseman. Synopsis: About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. Opens in US theaters on October 13th, 2017.



    To the Bone (2017). Written and directed by Marti Noxon. Starring Keanu ReevesLily CollinsCarrie Preston. Synopsis: A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life. Debuts on Netflix on July 14th, 2017.



    Thank You For Your Service

     (2017). Written and directed by Jason Hall (based on the book by David Finkel). Starring Haley BennettMiles TellerAmy SchumerSynopsis: A look at how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects American servicemen and women returning home from war. Opens in US theaters on October 27th, 2017.





    Flatliners (2017). Directed by Niels Arden Oplev. Written by Ben Ripley. Starring Nina DobrevKiersey ClemonsEllen Page. Synopsis: Medical students experiment on "near death" experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives. Opens in US theaters on September 29th, 2017.



    Souvenir (2017). Directed by Bavo Defurne. Written by Bavo Defurne, Jacques Boon and Yves Verbraeken. Starring Isabelle HuppertKévin AzaïsJohan Leysen. Synopsis: A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback. US release date is TBA.



    Nobody Speak (2017). Directed by Brian Knappenberger. Synopsis: The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media pitted privacy rights against freedom of the press, and raised important questions about how big money can silence media. Debuted on Netflix on June 23rd, 2017.



    Bird of Prey (2017). Written and directed by Marion Hill. Starring Clare CooneySam RaysbyRachel Sullivan. Synopsis: A married woman in her forties navigates the fine line between love and infatuation with her friend's daughter. US release date Is TBA.



    Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). Directed by Trish Sie. Written by Kay Cannon. Starring Ruby RoseAnna KendrickElizabeth Banks. Synopsis: After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. Opens in US theaters on December 22nd, 2017.



    In This Corner of the World (2016). Written and directed by Sunao Katabuchi (based on the manga by Fumiyo Kono). Starring NonMegumi HanYoshimasa Hosoya. Synopsis: Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. US release date is TBA.



    Happy Death Day (2017). Directed by Christopher Landon. Written by Christopher Landon and Scott Lobdell. Starring Jessica RotheIsrael BroussardRuby Modine. Synopsis: Teen must relive the same day over and over again until she figures out who is trying to kill her and why. Opens in US theaters on October 13th, 2017.



    Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017). Directed by Simon Curtis. Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughan. Starring Margot RobbieDomhnall GleesonKelly Macdonald. Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. Opens in US theaters on October 13th, 2017.



    Ferdinand (2017). Directed by Carlos Saldanha (based on the book by Munro Leaf). Starring Kate McKinnonDavid TennantBobby Cannavale. Synopsis: After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Opens in US theaters on December 15th, 2017.



    The Only Living Boy in New York (2017). Directed by Marc Webb. Written by Allan Loeb. Starring Kate BeckinsaleKiersey ClemonsCallum TurnerSynopsis: Adrift in New York City, a recent college graduate's life is upended by his father's mistress. Opens in US theaters on August 11th, 2017.



    Stronger (2017). Directed by David Gordon Green. Written by John Pollono (based on the book by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter). Starring Jake GyllenhaalTatiana MaslanyClancy Brown. Synopsis: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma. Opens in US theaters on September 22nd, 2017.



    Annabelle: Creation (2017). Directed by David F. Sandberg. Written by Gary Dauberman. Starring Stephanie SigmanAnthony LaPagliaMiranda Otto. Synopsis: Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle. Opens in US theaters on August 11th, 2017.



    American Assassin (2017). Directed by Michael Cuesta. Written by Stephen SchiffMichael FinchEdward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (based on the novel by Vince Flynn). Starring Dylan O'BrienTaylor KitschScott Adkins. Synopsis: A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. Opens in US theaters on September 15th, 2017.



    From the Land of the Moon (2017). Directed by Nicole Garcia. Written by Nicole Garcia and Jacques Fieschi (based on the novel by Milena Agus). Starring Marion CotillardLouis GarrelAlex Brendemühl. Synopsis: In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André. Opens in US theaters on July 28th, 2017.



    Brigsby Bear (2017). Directed by Dave McCary. Written by Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney. Starring Mark HamillClaire DanesKyle Mooney. Synopsis: Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story. Opens in US theaters on July 28th, 2017.


    If I Had an Emmy Ballot


    Matt writes: Brian Tallerico presents his annual, unmissable installment of "If I Had an Emmy Ballot" in anticipation of the September 17th ceremony (nominees will be announced on July 13th).

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    Interview with Lea Thompson


    Matt writes: I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Lea Thompson about her debut effort as feature film director, "The Year of Spectacular Men," which premiered at this year's LA Film Festival, and was written by her daughter, Maddie Deutch. We also discussed her iconic role in "Back to the Future," as well as her great performance in the under-seen indie gem, "The Trouble with the Truth."

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    Free Movies


    Forbidden (1953). Directed by Rudolph Maté. Written by William Sackheim and Gil Doud. Starring Tony CurtisJoanne DruLyle Bettger. Synopsis: Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

    Watch "Forbidden"



    Stalag 17 (1953). Directed by Billy Wilder. Written by Billy Wilder and Edwin Blum (based on the play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski). Starring William HoldenDon TaylorOtto Preminger. Synopsis: When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

    Watch "Stalag 17"



    Operation Petticoat (1959). Directed by Blake Edwards. Written by Stanley Shapiro and Maurice Richlin. Starring Cary GrantTony CurtisJoan O'Brien. Synopsis: During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses. 

    Watch "Operation Petticoat"





    Original: http://www.rogerebert.com/ebert-club/305-june-27-2017
    By: Matt Fagerholm
    Posted: June 27, 2017, 5:01 am

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