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‘The Bad Guys’ Nods to Classic Caper Movies, and So Does Daniel Pemberton’s Jazzy Heist Score

There’s a classic sound to heist films, especially of the ’60s and ’70s – a little jazzy, a little stealthy, occasionally raucous and wild – and composer Daniel Pemberton cleverly channels it throughout “The Bad Guys,” the DreamWorks Animation action comedy that opens today.“The film in some ways is an homage to classic caper movies,” […]

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The 20 Best Heist Movies Of All Time

Heist movies transcend genre. You can have frivolous, fun heist movies like “The Italian Job,” or heartfelt, straight-faced ones like “Point Break.” The heist itself can be meticulously planned and meditative, like the one in “Inside Man,” or fall apart before it’s even begun, as in “Good Time.”To be clear, this is a list of […]

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The Man Who Would Be Caine [Be Reel Podcast]

Decades before he carried Batman’s breakfast, grunted “bah-humbug” at the Muppets, and launched a thousand mediocre Cockney impersonations, Michael Caine mostly played transgressors.Listen: Kasi Lemmons: The Power of Myth, History, And Black Love [Be Reel Podcast]In films like “Alfie” (1966), “The Italian Job” (1969), “Get Carter” (1971), and “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), […]

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Paramount+ Announces New Series Adaptations Of ‘The Italian Job’ ‘Fatal’ Attraction,’ ‘The Parallax View’ & Takes ‘Halo’ From Showtime

In an impressive showing that signaled they want to be the new Disney+, CBS-Viacom really emboldened the notion that they will be a content force to be reckoned with in the future. During their immense Paramount+ investor day presentation, the streamer announced a massive wave of shows they’re developing based on intellectual property they own […]

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U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Taps Cara Sheppard as Managing Director (Exclusive)

Cara Sheppard is joining the U.K.’s Twickenham Studios (TW1), where she will lead and guide all aspects of production, post-production and emerging technology as managing director.Sheppard joins from post-production facility Warner Bros De Lane Lea, where she was managing director for the last four years. She previously spent some five years with Sky as a […]

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Charlize Theron Says ‘Italian Job’ Producers Made Her Train Six Weeks Longer Than Male Co-Stars

As part of her extraordinary range, Charlize Theron has cemented herself as one of today’s leading badass women action stars. But almost 15 years before she was outrunning a post-apocalyptic cult army in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” she was forced to prove that women can keep up with the guys to the filmmakers behind “The […]

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