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'Guys and Dolls' Gets a New Re-Release Poster

17 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The film adaptation of Guys and Dolls directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz has never been a film that has sat right with me. I adore the musical with music and lyrics by the great Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Sterling, yet there are many things about the film that bother me. Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra are both fit for the role of Sky Masterson, and having one of them step over into Nathan Detroit's shoes feels weird. They are two of the coolest guys around. Nathan is not cool. Nathan is a schlub who is in over his head. Sinatra is the epitome of cool. I can see why he was upset he was not cast as Sky. Also, the omission of quite a few of the songs causes problems for me. I can understand one or two being gone, but fivec "I've Never Been »

- Mike Shutt

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New Re-Release Poster Of Guys And Dolls

29 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Joseph L. Mankiewicz was a Hollywood chameleon who ranged from thoughtful thrillers (The Quiet American), to acid character dramas (All About Eve) and Renta-ghosty romances (The Ghost And Mrs. Muir) with equal aplomb. Perhaps his most beloved film, though, remains his starry stab at the musical genre, 1955’s Guys And Dolls. It’s been spruced up and will be back on the big screen in time for all your Christmas sing-along needs*, and there's a new poster to help spread the word. Adapted from Frank Loesser’s Tony-winning musical, Guys And Dolls is the story of New York bad boy Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra), in deep with the gambling community and feeling the cops breathing down his handmade-suited neck. His fiancée (Vivian Blaine) also wants a ring on her finger. So what does he do? He makes a $1000 bet with Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) that he can’t wow Jean Simmons »

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Acquisitions on the Agenda as AMC / Sundance Looks for More Int’l Expansion

29 October 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hong Kong — AMC / Sundance Channel is on the lookout for further international expansion, especially in Asia and Latin America, says president Bruce Tuchman. Acquisitions may be on the agenda.

“We’d be looking at any well-valued business that can be tucked in and take what we do to the next level,” said Tuchman Wednesday at the Casbaa convention in Hong Kong.

The company is currently on an expansionary tear. It has added a raft of carriage deals in Latin America already this year and in the past 12 months has acquired Cello Media, 49% of BBC America, and German movie channel Kinowelt TV.

Tuchman said that the company had spent a year digesting Cello, its biggest ever deal outside the U.S., and that the rebranding of its MGM Channel as AMC will now go ahead in international territories on Dec. 31.

Sundance and AMC will be the twin pillars of the group’s offering, »

- Patrick Frater

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The First Power | Blu-ray Review

28 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kino Lorber releases 1990 supernatural cop thriller The First Power on Blu-ray this month, though time has been nothing but unkind to the film’s B-movie tropes that capitalized on the star power of the then very popular Lou Diamond Phillips. Opening in April, 1990 to generally tepid response, it was the sophomore feature of director and screenwriter Robert Resnikoff, who would not direct or write any features thereafter (though he had a couple previous screenwriting credits that must have warranted some promise, including the Lewis Teague directed Jay Leno/Pat Morita action comedy Collision Course). By today’s more lofty standards, Resnikoff’s serial killing acumen seems woefully cornball.

L.A. homicide detective Russell Logan (Lou Diamond Phillips) is no stranger to hunting serial killers, but he may have met his match after catching the Pentagram killer (Jeff Kober). A street wise psychic (Tracy Griffith) warns Logan against what might happen »

- Nicholas Bell

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PopWatch Confessional: Which classic (or 'classic') film have you never seen?

24 October 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

The Terminator was released 30 years ago this weekend—but our Hillary Busis hadn’t seen it until this past week. (Of course, she's not alone; everyone has at least one shameful gap in their pop cultural knowledge. So we opened up the question to our staffers: What’s a classic (or "classic") film that you’ve missed? Read through our choices—and feel free to chime in with your own. Kyle Ryan, editor: It won Best Picture in 1962 and is No. 7 on the AFI's "100 best films" list, but not only have I never seen Lawrence of Arabia, I »

- EW staff

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Elvis, The Movie Showing at Super-8 Marlon Brando Movie Madness November 4th in St. Louis

23 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »


There have been many TV bios of Elvis Presley but Elvis, The Movie, the once-elusive 1979 feature starring Kurt Russell, was the first and is still the best. An 18-minute condensed version of Elvis The Movie on Super-8 sound film will be screened at Super-8 Marlon Brando Movie Madness on November 4th at The Way Out Club – (yes, we’re aware that Elvis, The Movie has nothing to do with Marlon Brando, but it’s the variety that makes it the madness!)

When Elvis died August 16 1978 at age 42, it sent shock waves around the world, comparable to the deaths of Princess Diana or Michael Jackson in later decades. A carnival atmosphere developed in Memphis as thousands of mourners gathered around the gates of Graceland and sales of Elvis’ music skyrocketed.  The 3-hour epic Elvis The Movie, produced by Dick Clark for the ABC network premiered 18 months later on February 11 1979 and, despite »

- Tom Stockman

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An Exclusive Interview With Martial Arts Action Legend : Donnie Yen

23 October 2014 3:28 PM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Selected Filmography

Drunken Tai Chi

In The Line Of Duty 4

Once Upon A Time In China II

Sha Po Lang

Ip Man

Kung Fu Jungle

Donnie Yen has been involved in some of the best Martial Art/Kung Fu movies of the past 30 years. As his army of fans around the world continues to grow; Donnie continues to break new boundaries with movies such as Sha Po Lang, Flash Point, Ip Man, Iron Monkey, and the brand new Kung Fu Jungle.

Donnie Yen is always trying to make each movie better than the last, developing fighting styles which suits the mood of the characters involved in the movie.

His latest movie Kung Fu Jungle, recently held a world premier in London and the audience loved it, with many saying “It’s one of Donnie’s best ever movies”.

Donnie has concreted his place in World cinema forever and his legacy »

- kingofkungfu

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War is hell! 9 brutal war movies to watch before Fury

23 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long and illustrious line of films about war extends this week with the release of Brad Pitt's Fury, a drama about the crew of a WWII Sherman tank fighting for their lives behind enemy lines.

David Ayer's film is brutal and bloody, highlighting the sheer trauma of warfare. In time for Fury's release, Digital Spy takes a look at 9 different war films that will leave you shaken.

1. Paths of Glory (1957)

Stanley Kubrick famously moved between directing in different genres, but war was something he returned to on multiple occasions. His 1957 offering heads to the trenches of Wwi as mutiny takes hold. The futility of war is clear for all to see here, and the film ends with a moving rendition of German folk song 'The Faithful Hussar' by Kubrick's future wife Christiane.

2. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Few movies get under the skin of men at war quite »

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Showtime Revs Up Nonfiction With Docs on Bob Dylan, Kobe Bryant, Marlon Brando

21 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Inquisitive. Intelligent. Supportive. Enthusiastic. Talk to the creators of some of Showtime’s original documentaries, and it sounds like they’re describing a dream spouse. But that’s how they feel about the perfect partner — the perfect producing partner, that is.

With David Nevins at the helm, Showtime has made a greater push to fund original documentaries, offering in-depth looks at challenging subjects.

“Documentaries have a lot of currency in our culture right now,” Nevins says. “People want to watch them, they’re very well-consumed (and) highly rated. And they felt like an area where there was opportunity to do the kind of things that other people aren’t doing, the kind of things that would make news, and that people would want to write about.”

Last year’s environmental docuseries “Years of Living Dangerously” proved him right. Executive produced by James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the project featured Harrison Ford, »

- Carita Rizzo

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Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

18 October 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Departure Day: When it comes to TV, is closure important?

If you happen to follow a decent number of TV critics on Twitter, you may have noticed a minor eruption of late. A schism has emerged, prompted by accounts like The Cancellation Bear, which concerns itself solely with the topic of whether or not series are likely to survive based on current ratings patterns. That may sound perfectly innocent on its own, but quite a few admirers have expressed the notion that they refuse to dive into a series if they get the sense that it will come to a premature end, thereby robbing them of closure. This idea has, naturally, left many critics incensed: isn’t TV a medium founded on chaos, on the thrill of working within limitations and at the whims of fickle audiences? Moreover, isn’t it silly to always want tidy resolution in the context »

- Ricky

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Two

17 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sidney And The Sixties: Real-time 1957-1966

Throughout the 1950s, Hollywood’s relationship with television was fraught: TV was a hated rival but also a source of cheap talent and material, as in the case of the small-scale Marty (1955), which won the Best Picture Oscar. These contradictions were well represented by the apparently “televisual” 12 Angry Men (1957), which began life as a teleplay concerning a jury with a lone holdout who must, and eventually does, convince his fellow jurors of the defendant’s innocence. Its writer, Reginald Rose, persuaded one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Henry Fonda, to become a first-time producer of the film version. Fonda and Rose took basement-low salaries in favor of future points, and hired a TV director, Sidney Lumet, for next to nothing because Lumet wanted a first feature credit. Technically, there’s an opening bit on the courtroom steps that keeps this from being a true real-time film, »

- Daniel Smith-Rowsey

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Ron Perlman talks Connery, Brando, and whether he's watching 'Sons'

17 October 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

As the title of Ron Perlman's memoir Easy Street (the Hard Way) implies, the actor—whose Amazon pilot, Hand of God, recently got a season order and who voices a character in the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated feature The Book of Life now in theaters—has a life story full of ups and downs. "The book is very much about how every time something really, really bad happens, there's a resolve that takes place as you heal your way out of it," he says. "One of my favorite quotes, which is really representative of the book, is that »

- Mandi Bierly

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Fnc 2014: ‘Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau’ + Interview with director David Gregory

17 October 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by David Gregory

USA, 2014

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014) is a documentary that tells the secret story behind Richard Stanley’s involvement, as the uncredited director and extra, in the cult movie The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996). After his cult successes Hardware (1990) and Dust Devil (1992), director Richard Stanley was given an $8 million dollar budget along with the stars Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer to make his dream project based on the H. G. Wells science fiction novel, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896). Stanley pre-produced and developed the script for 4 years only to end up getting fired 4 days into the shoot. It’s a “what might have been movie” in the vein of films like Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013) or Lost in La Mancha (2002).

The film includes a variety of testimonials from Richard Stanley, »

- Francisco Peres

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Is This the Greatest Photo Ever Taken of Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor?

16 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When you think of Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor, you think Hollywood royalty. You think cool heartthrob and glamorous seductress. You think, oh yeah, that's the Godfather, baby! Or, man, it's been a while since I watched her sizzle in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Many of the images we see of the iconic duo show off their most famous roles or looks or controversial romances, but rarely do we see one like the image below--a photo that reveals the dressed-down duo caught in a real relatable moment, as if someone snapped a shot of them during Thanksgiving dinner at someone's parents house.  She looks very much like the girl next door, and he... well, it's written all over his face, really. The kind of face your crazy uncle would make in almost every family...

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Film Review: ‘Blue Blood’

15 October 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ace lenser Mauro Pinheiro Jr. is the real star of “Blue Blood,” Lirio Ferreira’s gorgeous-looking yet narratively weak drama about a circus performer returned to his island home. Auds endlessly drawn to big-tent stories perhaps won’t mind, but the themes here, including the leitmotif of an isolated populace and the enfeebling hothouse atmosphere of an island locale, needed more incisive scripting to overcome a strong sense of deja vu. Geographical and corporeal eye candy, along with a landslide win at Rio with awards for best film, director, and supporting actor (Romulo Braga), will certainly boost local play and sales.

The strikingly beautiful black-and-white prologue (the rest is in color), accompanied by Dvorak, sees a ship sailing to a headland and a group of men erecting a tent for the Netuno Circus. The location is Brazil’s stunning Isla Fernando de Noronha, off the coast of Pernambuco State — the »

- Jay Weissberg

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Producer of Four-Decade-Long Emmanuelle Franchise Dead at 72

14 October 2014 7:50 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Emmanuelle' movies producer Alain Siritzky dead at 72 (photo: Sylvia Kristel in 'Emmanuelle' 1974) Emmanuelle franchise producer Alain Siritzky died after what has been described as "a short illness" on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at a Paris hospital. Siritzky, whose credits include dozens of Emmanuelle movies and direct-to-video efforts, several of which starring Sylvia Kristel in the title role, was 72. Ironically, Alain Siritzky didn't produce the original, epoch-making 1974 Emmanuelle. He became involved in that Yves Rousset-Rouard production via his Parafrance Films, which distributed Emmanuelle in France. 'Emmanuelle': 1974 movie sensation A couple of years after the release of Deep Throat and The Devil in Miss Jones (not to mention Boys in the Sand and Eyes of a Stranger), and the year after Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider sparked a furor by having simulated sex in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris, the 1974 French release Emmanuelle still managed to become a worldwide cause célèbre. »

- Andre Soares

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Storytelling techniques we rarely see in the movies anymore

13 October 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From long credits to bullet time, here are a few techniques and film conventions we don't see in the movies these days...

Over more than a century, cinema has built up its own storytelling vocabulary. Thanks to generations of intelligent and groundbreaking filmmakers, movies contain a rich and complex set of editing, filming and framing techniques, most of them so firmly embedded in our subconscious that we don't even think about them while we're sitting in our local multiplex.

Inevitably, there are some aspects of filmmaking that have changed considerably over time. New ideas and conventions continuously float in, while old ones become over-used and phase out as a result. It's the latter we're focusing on here: the filmmaking conventions and techniques that are either becoming rare, or have vanished altogether. Bear in mind that some of the things below may suddenly come back into vogue very soon, while the »

- ryanlambie

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20 Terrible Film Lines That Had No Right Being Memorable

13 October 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

There have been some unforgettable movie lines throughout cinematic history. There are delicious selections to choose from, some of the most famous including Clark Gable’s blunt remark in Gone with the Wind, Marlon Brando’s nasally offer that the bandleader couldn’t refuse in The Godfather, and the beginning of a beautiful friendship in Casablanca. Nothing beats a great movie line. When you look back over your list of favourite films of all time, there’ll often be one trait they all have in common – and that will be a slick and unique script, packed with fresh and exciting dialogue. Many moments from the best movie scripts have been incorporated into common culture; being used for advice, support, and comic effect. Everyone has their own personal favorite movie line, along with many others that they consider to be truly memorable.

But just because something is memorable doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. »

- Gaz Lloyd

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Reeve Receives Standing Ovation at Oscar Ceremony (Video)

10 October 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Christopher Reeve Foundation for spinal cord and stem cell research (photo: Darryl Hannah and Christopher Reeve in 'Rear Window') (See previous post: "'Superman' Christopher Reeve and his Movies: Ten-Year Death Anniversary.") In his 1998 autobiography Still Me, Christopher Reeve recalled: "At an especially bleak moment [prior to an operation that might result in his death], the door [of his hospital room] flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. For the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay." The "old friend" was the recently deceased Robin Williams, whom Reeve had befriended while both were studying at Juillard. Eventually, Reeve became a staunch advocate for spinal cord and stem cell research, sponsoring with his wife the Christopher Reeve Foundation — later renamed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (and formerly known »

- Andre Soares

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Ten Films That Landed Best Editing Noms for Portraying the Passage of Time

10 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Films have captured the passage of time in a variety of unique ways throughout the years. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which premiered at Sundance this year, presents the movement of time in an unprecedented manner. By filming the same cast three to four days per year for 12 years, Linklater was able to capture the real changes the cast went through instead of relying on CGI, makeup or different actors to show the aging process. The seamless way in which the passage of time is presented could garner a best editing nomination at the 87th Academy Awards. Here are 10 other films portraying the passage of time that have been nominated for best editing (in chronological order):

Gone With the Wind (1939)

The film follows the O’Hara family and how they are affected before, during and after the Civil War, particularly through the eyes of Scarlett O »

- Anjelica Oswald

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