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When the subject of novels by C.S. Forester pops up at cocktail parties, film adaptations of them that immediately come to mind are "The African Queen" (script by James Agee and John Huston) and "Sink the Bismark!" (script by Edmund H. North). I wasn't familiar with Forester's 1955 book "The…

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Jon Stewart, bless his liberal heart, certainly means well with his initiative to reform the body politic through the ironically titled "Irresistible." But the message is likely to fall upon deaf ears and sleepy eyes. I don't want to label as folly his tale of a former Hillary Clinton operat…

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The practice of pairing beefy blokes with precocious kids continues with the congenial family action-comedy "My Spy." With muscles on top of muscles, Dave Bautista (Drax from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies) plays a burly ex-Special Forces-turned-CIA agent who has a knack for kicking bu…

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced recently that the major motion picture, television, and streaming companies plan to bring back and hire an estimated 40,000 production workers, who will be employed on an expected 75 production projects that will invest more than $2 billion into the Georgi…

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"Trolls World Tour" amply demonstrated that there's an audience for family-friendly movies via premium video on demand. Now comes another test for the platform, as "The King of Staten Island," a Judd Apatow comedy starring "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson, premiered on demand Friday.

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I've struggled to become a fan of "SNL" breakout Pete Davidson. He's peculiar and his humor is equally bizarre. But in the autumn of 2018 he earned my respect by owning up to insensitively mocking Texas Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw, a decorated war hero who lost an eye in combat. In a fine…

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"I'm not one for the dramatic." So says Elisabeth Moss in her Bette Davis-lite portrayal of author Shirley Jackson in the starkly titled "Shirley." That statement is ironic since most of Josephine Decker's follow-up to 2018's "Madeline's Madeline" is a succession of actorly hysterics in serv…

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ATLANTA — Georgia’s effective but expensive film tax credit came up for discussion during a legislative hearing on deep budget cuts lawmakers will face when they resume the 2020 General Assembly session next month.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced recently a filming “best practices” guide for Georgia that offers guidance for Georgia’s thriving film and television industries to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when productions resume in Georgia. The recommendations were developed in close cooperati…

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HBO Max, AT&T's bet-the-farm streaming service, is about to take on Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu. It has a lot going for it: a deep content vault and the exclusive streaming home for DC superheroes, Turner Classic Movies and some of the world's most celebrated TV shows. But it comes with a …

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If you're 17 and reside in a backward backwater in Pennsylvania, your choices are slim, especially if you're alone and pregnant. That's the situation a bitter, angry Autumn Callahan finds herself in at the start of Eliza Hittman's harrowing "Never Rarely Sometimes Always." And the source of …

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After sitting in escrow for four months, fledgling Apple TV+ stakes its first public offering on an in-house movie in "The Banker," an old-fashioned biopic with a thoroughly modern twist on the uphill climb of aspiring African American entrepreneurs. Although its claim of being "true" has be…

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Film Office, a division of the Department of Economic Development, celebrated with legislators and industry partners recently the positive impact and record-breaking year the film industry had in the state at the annual Film Day at the Capitol. Georgia is one of the top…

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ALBANY -- Join members of the community and supporters from surrounding counties in downtown Thomasville at the Ritz Amphitheater for Oakfest on Saturday from 3:30-10 p.m. Participation in the event will make a great difference in the life of a child. The annual event and fundraiser is prese…

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ALBANY — The SOWEGA Council on Aging is hosting a screening of the movie “The Age of Love,” a film by Steven Loring. The film will be shown at the Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment center on Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

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ATHENS – Georgia’s burgeoning film and television industry stands ready to benefit from an expanded work force, thanks to an innovative new partnership between the University of Georgia, the Georgia Film Academy and Pinewood Forest, the new community in Fayetteville located adjacent to Pinew…

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ALBANY — While their most recent movie, “Overcomer,” is still in theaters across the globe and has taken in more than $34 million at the domestic box office, the Kendrick Brothers are not sitting around counting receipts. Alex Kendrick told reporters recently that he and his brothers are sch…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fathom Events announced last month that it would bring legendary Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd to cinemas around the country with the exclusive theatrical release of their farewell concert performance Nov. 7. On the heels of that news comes word the band will also rele…

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I get teased a lot because I haven’t seen “Grease” or any of the “Star Wars” movies and, until recently, I’d never watched an episode of “Seinfeld” or “The Office.” I always felt like I had something more important to do. However, from 1988-2008 (my child-rearing years) I did see every episo…

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Remakes, for better and for worse, are a way of life for movie studios, and the reasons why are straightforward. They’re safe. They have built-in audiences and a story that doesn’t require much (if any) reworking. The material is already there. It just needs to be reshot.

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There’s uncertainty surrounding Marvel Studios these days, and I don’t mean about the future of the company. Marvel is going to keep making movies, but Thanos and the infinity stones have been the recurring threat for the last 22 films.

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I graduated high school just before the release of “Toy Story 3.” To say it hit hard would be an understatement. Alongside Andy, Woody and Buzz, my generation had grown up, and that was that. I never thought we’d see the franchise again.

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