Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr.
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Why the Slamdance Film Festival isn’t more celebrated for its documentary finds each year is a question I ask, well, every year. Sure, its annual feature-doc program isn’t filled exclusively with good movies, but neither is Sundance nor any other festival. There have been at least a few in every crop of eight-or-so titles that I’d recommend, and in most year’s there’s at least one really terrific work.
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Ernest Borgnine, who died Sunday at 95, is remembered mostly for his tough-guy roles, but he could be surprisingly tender as well, as he proved with his Oscar-winning portrayal as the lovelorn butcher in “Marty.” The versatile star turned out to be equally adept at heroes and villains, comedy and drama, leading man and character parts.
The descendant of an Italian count, Borgnine always came off as a regular guy (one… Continue reading Remembering Ernest Borgnine: His 10 Must-See Movies
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Since its launch in 1971 the AFI Film Festival has become the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles. This year will mark the 25th edition of the festival and its bringing international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers. The fest runs from Nov. 3 to Nov. 10 in Hollywood. Among… Continue reading Cine Latino: AFI’s Must-See Spanish-Language Films, Plus an Evening with Pedro Almodóvar
For better or worse, the Toronto International Film Festival is the largest such event in the world — no other film festival offers such a wide array of incredible new movies to see, and no other film festival offers such a wide array of opportunities to overlook incredible new movies in favor of some stupid bullshit that’ll be clogging theaters across the world within weeks of the festival’s… Continue reading 10 Must-See TIFF Films That Probably Won't Escape The Festival: 2011 Edition