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The LONDON ACTION FESTIVAL has today announced 3 Special Evening Events each of which is individually ticketed.

Tickets for the Special Evening Events and the Saturday, Sunday and Full Weekend! Events include a special screening of The Italian Job (1969), an interview with The Marvels director Nia DaCosta, and The Moving Target awards!

Loaded with sixties swagger, endlessly quotable dialogue and one of the most impressive car
chases in movie history, The Italian Job (1969) is the ultimate celebration of “Cool Britannia”. Relive
those iconic Mini car-chases, sing-along to the Self Preservation Society, and join a Q&A with
Matthew Field, author of the definitive book on the making of one of Britain’s greatest action films
and special guests to be announced.

In association with the Imperial College Film Society. The London Action Festival welcomes
acclaimed director Nia DaCosta for a Masterclass on Film Direction. Nia is a writer/director from New York City. Her debut feature film, LITTLE WOODS, a complex family drama, made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Nora Ephron Award for ‘spirited and bold’ storytelling. In 2021, CANDYMAN, a new retelling of the horror classic produced by Jordan Peele, had a spectacular opening weekend making history in the process, with Nia becoming the first Black female director to debut at No. 1 at the U.S. box office. Her latest film THE MARVELS for Marvel Studios, with Brie Larson returning as Captain Marvel, opens in November this year.

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The London Action Festival was pleased to announce today the initial “Moving Target Award”
winners’ for 2023, to be honoured at the London Action Festival’s very own entertainment
spectacular – the “Friday Night Showdown”, which returns after a sell-out success last year.

Day Passes are on sale NOW via the website

Ted Lasso star Brendan Hunt clears up some things about fan theories revolving around the show’s finale episode.

“The series finale for Ted Lasso was satisfying for many viewers, but also a little confusing. After all, there was an entire cast of characters who had stories that needed tying up! It was a lot to keep track of. In particular, some viewers were confused about the end of Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt)’s story. It seems, at first, like Beard is going to go home to the States with Ted.”

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It seems like every other movie has crazy special effects these days, but here are the films that truly revolutionized the industry as we know it.

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“Though they may seem a recent phenomenon, special-effects driven movies have been with us since the dawn of cinema. From the moment filmmakers realized that the camera and the editing room offered the potential for manipulation of images, directors have tried to push that manipulation as far as they could. Images once relegated to the imagination have been recreated on the big screen, sometimes with more success than others, but almost always with the goal of creating a more convincing illusion.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Fans of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse have pieced together Easter eggs that might suggest Gwen Stacy is transgender.

“Just in time for Pride, Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse moviegoers think the summer box-office phenomenon offers some pretty compelling evidence that one of its heroes, Gwen Stacy, is trans.”

Read more at Kotaku

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega teases that the second season of the hit Netflix show will focus more on horror elements.

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Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has revealed that the second season of the popular Netflix series will be more terrifying and serious than its predecessor. In a recent conversation with Elle Fanning for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, the actress — who plays the titular character and will serve as a producer in season two — shared that certain elements of the show will change.”

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Are you in the mood for some science fiction to watch on Netflix this weekend? Here are your best options for your binging pleasure.

“If you’re in the mood for some speculative fiction and have exhausted your Arthur C. Clarke stack, you might want to consider tuning into Netflix. The streaming service is regularly acquiring new sci-fi and fantasy movies that should satisfy most fans of alternative futures. Here are eight of the best sci-fi movies on the service right now.”

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