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Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon

11 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

An acting titan, man of gargantuan appetites and island-owning maverick, it’ll take more than the umpteen tomes written about him to unmask the real Marlon Brando. Fortunately, there’s a new documentary to help with that. Listen To Me Marlon is a Brando-led trail that, via thus-far unheard audio tapes, leads the viewer through the mind of the great man. The film’s new trailer is online and viewable below.British director Stevan Riley, the man behind West Indies cricket doc Fire In Babylon and 007 history Everything Or Nothing, has used Brando’s own contemplations and utterances to construct a character study of one of Hollywood’s true enigmas. From his early breakthroughs in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wild One and On The Waterfront to later years in self-imposed exile, the picture that will emerge is one of a restive, enquiring mind always searching for peace, but never finding it. »

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17 actors impersonating other actors: Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack Nicholson impression is crazy good

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

You might think you can do a decent Christopher Walken, but really, you can't touch the professionals. Here, from Kevin Spacey to Steve Coogan, are the very finest impersonators in the business (of other people in the business).

1. Kevin Spacey

Actors impersonated: Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken

To know Kevin Spacey is to know his impersonations. Willing to bust out a Brando at the drop of a hat, the former Old Vic head honcho was more than willing to obey James Lipton's commands during his appearance on Inside The Actors Studio.

Ps - there are Kevin Spacey impressions, then there are Kevin Spacey impressions in front of the people he's impersonating. Ladies and gentlemen, Al Pacino and "Al Pacino".

2. Bradley Cooper

Actors impersonated: Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, Christian Bale

Everyone can do a Christopher Walken - even if it's a terrible Christopher Walken »

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'Fear the Walking Dead' Stars Are Open to Being Killed Off (as Long as It's 'A Good Death')

23 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So when you're three of the stars of one of TV's most anticipated but also incredibly hush-hush new series and you're gathered to talk about the series no one's seen without giving away any of its treasured secrets and plots twists, exactly what do you talk about?

A lot, as it turns out.

A trio of "Fear the Walking Dead" actors joined a small group of press prior to the show's debut, determined to explore as much of their experiences making "The Walking Dead's" spinoff/prequel show without being so revealing that the show's writers begin crafting elaborate exit-by-zombie-death scenes for them: Frank Dillane ("Sense8"), who plays Nick, the drug-addicted, downward-spiraling son of series co-lead Madison (Kim Dickens); Alycia Debnam-Carey ("The 100"), who has the role of Nick's overachieving sister Alicia; and Elizabeth Rodriguez ("Orange Is the New Black") playing Liza, the free-spirited ex-wife of series co-lead Travis (Cliff Curtis »

- Scott Huver

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Marlon Brando's First Wife Anna Kashfi Dead -- British Actress Dies at 80

21 August 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Anna Kashfi, mother of Marlon Brando's first son, has died in Washington state. Kashfi married Brando in 1957, not too long after meeting at the commissary at Paramount Studios. She gave birth to Christian Brando in 1958. The next year she and Marlon divorced -- they fought for custody of Christian ... with Marlon eventually winning. Kashfi said she was born in India, and raised in Great Britain. In the early '50s, she starred in movies »

- TMZ Staff

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Leigh Day on TCM: From Southern Belle in 'Controversial' Epic to Rape Victim in Code-Buster

18 August 2015 7:35 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Vivien Leigh ca. late 1940s. Vivien Leigh movies: now controversial 'Gone with the Wind,' little-seen '21 Days Together' on TCM Vivien Leigh is Turner Classic Movies' star today, Aug. 18, '15, as TCM's “Summer Under the Stars” series continues. Mostly a stage actress, Leigh was seen in only 19 films – in about 15 of which as a leading lady or star – in a movie career spanning three decades. Good for the relatively few who saw her on stage; bad for all those who have access to only a few performances of one of the most remarkable acting talents of the 20th century. This evening, TCM is showing three Vivien Leigh movies: Gone with the Wind (1939), 21 Days Together (1940), and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh won Best Actress Academy Awards for the first and the third title. The little-remembered film in-between is a TCM premiere. 'Gone with the Wind' Seemingly all »

- Andre Soares

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Movie Review – Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

18 August 2015 1:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Escobar: Paradise Lost, 2014.

Written and directed by Andrea Di Stefano.

Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac and Brady Corbet.

Synopsis:

A young Canadian surfer falls in a love with a local young Columbian woman and soon discovers her uncle is the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

A fictionalized romance against the backdrop of true events is always a tricky one to balance for the romance either does a disservice to the events, or can detract from it. Either way, Andrea Di Stefano bravely decides to focus more on the young love between good-guy surfer Nick (Josh Hutcherson) and health worker Maria (Claudia Traisac), rather than on the atrocities of drug lord-cum-political corrupter Pablo Escobar (Benicio del Toro). The character introductions of Nick/Maria’s overt niceties presuppose a divide between the couple and the ominous presence of Escobar’s power.

The film begins with Nick and Maria packing frantically in their sweltering, »

- Matthew Lee

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The Essentials: 16 Great Robert De Niro Performances

17 August 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For the past four-and-a-half decades, American acting legend Robert De Niro has been stunning, surprising, scaring, and charming audiences across the world through a plethora of unforgettable performances. Beginning in the mid-70s, it took a couple of pictures with a couple of brilliant up-and-coming New Hollywood directors for a young De Niro to explode into the zeitgeist, but once he did he remained there as one of the most prominent figures of film culture. Today, he's closing in on a hundred feature roles, and his name is often mentioned alongside the likes of Marlon Brando as not only one of the most influential actors of his generation, but simply one of the greatest ever. He has done for gangsters what Laurence Olivier did for Shakespeare on screen, and together with life-long friend and fellow New Yorker Martin Scorsese, is responsible for one of the greatest director-actor collaborations in the history of cinema. »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Marx Bros. Wreak Havoc on TCM Today

14 August 2015 3:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Groucho Marx in 'Duck Soup.' Groucho Marx movies: 'Duck Soup,' 'The Story of Mankind' and romancing Margaret Dumont on TCM Grouch Marx, the bespectacled, (painted) mustached, cigar-chomping Marx brother, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 14, '15. Marx Brothers fans will be delighted, as TCM is presenting no less than 11 of their comedies, in addition to a brotherly reunion in the 1957 all-star fantasy The Story of Mankind. Non-Marx Brothers fans should be delighted as well – as long as they're fans of Kay Francis, Thelma Todd, Ann Miller, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Allan Jones, affectionate, long-tongued giraffes, and/or that great, scene-stealing dowager, Margaret Dumont. Right now, TCM is showing Robert Florey and Joseph Santley's The Cocoanuts (1929), an early talkie notable as the first movie featuring the four Marx BrothersGroucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo. Based on their hit Broadway »

- Andre Soares

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American dreams by Anne-Katrin Titze

14 August 2015 1:15 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Hitchcock/Truffaut director Kent Jones between Mistress America's Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

How Robert Mitchum and a Twentieth Century Carole Lombard are the ones to copy, not Marlon Brando, the difference in shooting dance for Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Eric Rohmer framing, Brian De Palma in Venice, the rhythms of Whit Stillman and Todd Solondz, Frances Ha and the Sixties, the importance of physical choreography and working together to create the style, were a part of the post screening discussion between Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig with New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair, Kent Jones.

After the sneak preview screening of Mistress America, held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center last night, Kent proclaimed: "Before anything else - Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock!"

Mistress America co-screenwriter and star Greta Gerwig: "As an actor my entry point is always through language. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Mitchum Stars in TCM Movie Premiere Set Among Japanese Gangsters Directed by Future Oscar Winner

12 August 2015 10:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Mitchum ca. late 1940s. Robert Mitchum movies 'The Yakuza,' 'Ryan's Daughter' on TCM Today, Aug. 12, '15, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series is highlighting the career of Robert Mitchum. Two of the films being shown this evening are The Yakuza and Ryan's Daughter. The former is one of the disappointingly few TCM premieres this month. (See TCM's Robert Mitchum movie schedule further below.) Despite his film noir background, Robert Mitchum was a somewhat unusual choice to star in The Yakuza (1975), a crime thriller set in the Japanese underworld. Ryan's Daughter or no, Mitchum hadn't been a box office draw in quite some time; in the mid-'70s, one would have expected a Warner Bros. release directed by Sydney Pollack – who had recently handled the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Redford – to star someone like Jack Nicholson or Al Pacino or Dustin Hoffman. »

- Andre Soares

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Showtime Releases New Documentary Slate for Late 2015 (Films on Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Tony Gonzalez, Others)

11 August 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Showtime has announced a slate of new documentaries that will premiere in the fall - each offering uncensored looks at public figures like Marlon Brando, Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Barney Frank and Warren Jeffs, as well as in-depth interviews with all 12 living CIA directors, who give unprecedented access to the inner-workings of America's most powerful spy network. Of note are: - "Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" premieres Friday, September 4th at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt). The new documentary chronicles Hendrix's largest ever U.S. performance at the massive Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July 1970 with never-before-seen concert footage of the icon in action. Standout performances and recently unearthed footage shot by Steve Rash (The Buddy Holly Story), detail the historic night and the efforts of promoter Alex Cooley to create the definitive music festival with Hendrix as the centerpiece. Directed by John McDermott, the doc showcases breathtaking, 16mm color footage of. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Showtime Releases New Documentary Slate for Late 2015 (Films on Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Tony Gonzalez, Others)

11 August 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Showtime has announced a slate of new documentaries that will premiere in the fall - each offering uncensored looks at public figures like Marlon Brando, Jimi Hendrix, Suge Knight, Barney Frank and Warren Jeffs, as well as in-depth interviews with all 12 living CIA directors, who give unprecedented access to the inner-workings of America's most powerful spy network. Of note are: - "Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" premieres Friday, September 4th at 9 p.m. (Et/Pt). The new documentary chronicles Hendrix's largest ever U.S. performance at the massive Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July 1970 with never-before-seen concert footage of the icon in action. Standout performances »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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'Sunset Blvd.': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Hollywood Classic

10 August 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Long before the lurid "E! True Hollywood Story" series, there was "Sunset Boulevard" -- maybe the darkest, most cynical movie ever made about what Hollywood is really like.

Released 65 years ago this week (on August 10, 1950), director Billy Wilder's classic explored fame from the perspective of those who had it and lost it (like Gloria Swanson and her "waxwork" friends, playing lightly fictionalized versions of themselves) and those who never quite made it, like the struggling young screenwriter (William Holden) and the failed actress-turned-script reader played by Nancy Olson.

Even if you haven't seen "Sunset Boulevard," you may feel like you have, whether because of the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical it spawned, the movies that copied it (particularly "American Beauty," with its narration from beyond the grave), and the countless parodies of Swanson's final "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" scene. In honor of the film's anniversary, »

- Gary Susman

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'Fantastic Four' Director Blames Studio for Bad Reviews

7 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It will be interesting to see how the new Fantastic Four fares throughout the weekend. It is one of the worst reviewed Marvel superhero movies in quite sometime. No one loves it. And that was expected. The film has had a rough go, with numerous behind-the-scenes stories that have long claimed the production was in trouble. On the night of it's 7:00 pm Thursday previews, director of the movie, Josh Trank, sent out a Tweet in his defense. He fully blames the train wreck on the studio. Not himself. Though his comments were later deleted, someone preserved the Tweet for all to see for an eternity. His exact words were as follows.

"A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would have received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though."

Bitter words thrown to protect himself from the incoming shrapnel from the bomb that is 2015's Fantastic Four. »

- MovieWeb

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Marilyn Monroe: Nine Years of Stardom and a Legacy That Won’t Quit

5 August 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

August 5 marks the anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962. Few Hollywood stars have created such a powerful legacy based on such a small, brief output: starring roles in 11 films, released during a nine-year period.

Fox ran an ad in Daily Variety in 1952, the year Monroe starred in “Don’t Bother to Knock,” proclaiming her “a new star.” Studios often took out ads to promote contract players and 20th Century Fox was building her career, so the promo wasn’t unusual. However, in her case, the words sound more factual than hype.

Her big breakthrough occurred in 1953, when she starred in “Niagara,” “How to Marry a Millionaire” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” all for Fox. From that point until her death, at age 36, she was the hottest thing in Hollywood.

In “Conversations With Wilder,” director Billy Wilder told Cameron Crowe that he didn’t like working with her. In 1955’s “The Seven Year Itch, »

- Tim Gray

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Two-Time Best Actress Oscar Winner Shines on TCM Today: Was Last-Minute Replacement for Crawford in Key Davis Movie of the '60s

2 August 2015 9:34 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Olivia de Havilland on Turner Classic Movies: Your chance to watch 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' for the 384th time Olivia de Havilland is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Aug. 2, '15. The two-time Best Actress Oscar winner (To Each His Own, 1946; The Heiress, 1949) whose steely determination helped to change the way studios handled their contract players turned 99 last July 1. Unfortunately, TCM isn't showing any de Havilland movie rarities, e.g., Universal's cool thriller The Dark Mirror (1946), the Paramount comedy The Well-Groomed Bride (1947), or Terence Young's British-made That Lady (1955), with de Havilland as eye-patch-wearing Spanish princess Ana de Mendoza. On the other hand, you'll be able to catch for the 384th time a demure Olivia de Havilland being romanced by a dashing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood, as TCM shows this 1938 period adventure classic just about every month. But who's complaining? One the »

- Andre Soares

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Stevan Riley: The Hollywood Interview

31 July 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

"Listen to me, Marlon...This is one part of yourself speaking to another part of yourself. Listen to the sound of my voice and trust me. You know I have your interests at heart. Just relax, relax, relax. I'm going to help you change in a way that will make you feel happier, more useful...I want you to accept what I say as true. What I tell you here and now is true."

- Marlon Brando, self-hypnosis tape, 1996

Stevan Riley Listens to Marlon Brando

By Alex Simon

In addition to being widely regarded as the greatest film actor of all-time, Marlon Brando, who died in 2004, remains one of popular culture's great enigmas. A man who fiercely guarded his privacy and shunned the spotlight whenever he could, Brando purchased an island in the South Pacific, a place so remote and removed from the western world and its media. It was »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel In ‘The End Of The Tour'; Brando On Brando In ‘Listen To Me Marlon': Specialty Preview

31 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

A trio of documentaries that likely will factor in awards season bow this weekend, while a new feature starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel could give some lift into the specialty box office. Showtime Documentary Film is giving its Sundance docu Listen To Me Marlon, which tells Oscar-winning screen legend Marlon Brando’s story through his own words, a traditional theatrical window ahead of its fall debut on the network. Magnolia Pictures and Participant will open… »

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How These Award-Winning Filmmakers Made an Incredibly Timely Historical Documentary

31 July 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Morgan Neville won an Oscar for his 2013 crowd-pleasing documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," about back-up singers who could be stars in their own right. With "Best of Enemies," co-directed by Neville and Robert Gordon, the subject matter is seemingly more rarefied, but just as engaging. The new film chronicles the live television debates between conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal during the Democratic and Republican national conventions in the summer of 1968. Though a historical documentary about a television debate may sound dull, "Best of Enemies" is anything but as the directors focus on the two "leads'" oversized personalities and their intensely contentious relationship. Read More: How This Director Used 3D Technology to Bring Marlon Brando Back to Life In addition to the magnetic, larger-than-life characters at its center, "Best of Enemies" delves into the introduction of point-counterpoint type »

- Paula Bernstein

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Joshua Reviews Stevan Riley’s Listen To Me Marlon [Theatrical Review]

31 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It sure has been a hell of a year for the artist biography in the world of documentary cinema. With films like Montage of Heck, Amy and What Happened, Miss Simone, giving us a view of their central focus in their very own words, 2015 has been the year not only of boundary pushing documentaries like The Look Of Silence, but form challenging and introspective meditations on fame like the three mentioned above. Be it the audio recordings in Montage of Heck or the video founds in the Amy Winehouse picture Amy, we are becoming more and more privy to insights into our artists that one could never have thought of gaining.

And now the greatest film of the bunch is finally seeing a release.

Following very much in the mold of recent from-the-horse’s-mouth style documentaries like the ones above, Listen To Me Marlon is arguably the crowning achievement of this new movement of sorts. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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