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"It takes courage to take all the make-up off and really show who you are." Rialto has debuted an official Us trailer for this year's documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, a story profiling the life of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. She won three Academy Awards and starred in numerous films that are recognized as iconic classics. This doc reminds me a bit of the fantastic Marlon Brando doc, also told in his own words, and it's an interesting inside look at the life of a very famous, very talented person. Even if you don't know Ingrid Bergman that well, this looks like a very captivating personal story about her. Take a look. Here's the official trailer for Stig Björkman's doc Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, from YouTube: A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became »
- Alex Billington
Listen to me Marlon is a documentary on the life story of one of film and stage’s greatest actors, narrated by Marlon Brando himself. Hundreds of hours of archive audio of Brando explaining his craft is used to chart his career, which included legendary performances in On the Waterfront, The Godfather and A Streetcar Named Desire. Listen to me Marlon is on release in the UK from 23 October, on digital download from 9 November and on DVD & Blu-ray from 30 November
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- Guardian Staff
Michael Winner is the bad-taste choice to give The Exorcist a run for its money in the faux-religious horror shocker sweepstakes, and the brave actress Cristina Raines leads an impressive supporting cast as the unfortunate suicide attemptee chosen to be the new Gatekeeper for the portal to Hell. Don't expect to see a Keymaster, but instead some of the most indigestible exploitation of the mainstream decade -- mainly real sideshow oddities to represent 'evil' people. Easily the hands-down insensitivity champ of the '70s. The Sentinel Blu-ray Shout! Factory / Scream Factory 1977 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date September 22, 2015 / 27.99 Starring Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Burgess Meredith, Arthur Kennedy, Deborah Raffin, Ava Gardner, John Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo, Eli Wallach, Sylvia Miles, Martin Balsam, José Ferrer, Christopher Walken, Jerry Orbach, William Hickey, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Holland, Tom Berenger. Cinematography Dick Kratina Special Effects Albert Whitlock Special Makeup Effects Dick Smith Original Music Gil Melle »
- Glenn Erickson
Listen To Me Marlon is an outstanding, and truly unique documentary. Marlon Brando‘s previously unheard audio diaries provide a commentary that, when accompanied with clips from his back-catalogue, and previously unseen behind the scenes footage, it almost serves as a pre-written narration. It paints a very detailed portrait of a man who was truly one of the greatest actors of his generation, if not, of all time.
This documentary employs a very unique approach, consisting of CGI trickery to present a Max Headroom introduction with Marlon on-screen talking right at us, through to unseen home video/ Super-8 footage from the family archive, and some truly iconic images from films like Mutiny On The Bounty, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Wild One, amongst many others. The way in »
- Paul Heath
Method acting is nothing new among the stars of Hollywood movies. Names such as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis and more are known for taking a role and staying in that role through the entirety of production, whether they’re shooting a scene or not. And when it comes to his comic book role […]
- Ethan Anderton
One of the 20th century’s greatest actors, Marlon Brando always shunned the limelight. But for 50 years he kept a sort of audio diary, recording 200 hours of tapes that now form the basis of a fascinating documentary…
Everything about Marlon Brando was big: his talent; his neuroses; his sexual appetites; and, notoriously, in his later years, his waistline. But perhaps the most outsized aspect of Brando, who died in 2004 aged 80, was the myths that swirled around him.
No actor has ever made such a visceral, game-changing entry into films as Brando did in the 1950s – and none, probably, ever will. He had studied with the renowned acting coach Stella Adler in New York, using the Stanislavsky system. Though he disliked the term “method”, his instinctive, unpredictable performances were in radical contrast to the mannered style of the time.
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- Tim Lewis
By Lee Pfeiffer
It's rare that a feature included as a bonus in a Blu-ray release of a classic movie would rate having us provide a separate review. However, director Richard Shepard's acclaimed documentary "I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazle" merits exceptional treatment. The 2009 movie gained considerable praise when first released but suffered the fate of most documentaries in that it was not widely seen outside of the art house circuit and a DVD release the following year. Fortunately, Warner Home Video had the good instincts to include it in their 40th anniversary Blu-ray release of "Dog Day Afternoon" (click here for review) , a film in which Cazale stole the show despite sharing the screen with some of the most talented actors on the planet. The documentary packs a great deal into it's all-too-brief 40 minute running time and sheds much light on the career of Cazale, perhaps »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Los Angeles, Calif. (October 2, 2015) – In 1915 William Fox founded Fox Film Corporation and forever changed the course of cinema. Over the next century the studio would develop some of the most innovative and ground-breaking advancements in the history of cinema; the introduction of Movietone, the implementation of color in partnership with Eastman Kodak, the development of the wide format in 70mm and many more. Now in honor of the 100th anniversary of the studio, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will celebrate by releasing some of their most iconic films that represent a decade of innovation.
Starting today, five classic films from the studio will be made available digitally for the first time ever – Sunrise (1927), Drums Along the Mohawk (1939), Man Hunt (1941), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and The Flight of the Phoenix (1965). Throughout the rest of the year a total of 100 digital releases will follow from Fox’s extensive catalog, including 10 films »
- ComicMix Staff
Josh Brolin is speaking out about the "punks" in Hollywood -- and it definitely sounds like he's got Ryan Gosling on the brain. The actor, who rose to fame as a young star himself, talks about working on set now that he's in his late '40s, reflecting on how things have changed through the years. "I see young Hollywood punks on the set, and it’s funny to me. Because it’s absolutely me all over again,” he tells Man of the World. "I’m the old guy who’s like, 'Oh cool, you got your leather jacket and it cost you $400 and you bought it all ripped up!'" Then he talks about one actor in particular ... and while he doesn't name names, it seems pretty obvious who he's talking about. "I remember a guy I worked with who was from Ontario, but he talked like De Niro, »
- tooFab Staff
Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire co-creator Lee Daniels. E! News obtained the documents filed on Tuesday in New York Supreme Court, which claim that Daniels' recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter falsely accuses Penn of physically abusing women. In the interview, Daniels discusses Terrence Howard's recent legal troubles surrounding the domestic violence lawsuit with his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent. He says, "[Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some f—in' demon. That's a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America." According to the lawsuit, Penn finds »
Stemming from an interview Lee Daniels did last week with The Hollywood Reporter pegged to Empire's upcoming second season, Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against the showrunner, stating Daniels used "reckless, false, and defamatory" language to claim Penn has a history of abusing women and domestic assault. “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some fuckin demon,” Daniels said in the interview, acknowledging Howard's recent abuse charges. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”Filed Tuesday in the New York Supreme Court, Penn's complaint asserts that Daniels's statements against "one of this generation's most highly-acclaimed and greatest artists and humanitarians" falsely equates him with Howard, and are at the behest of a "misguided campaign" to promote Empire. “As a result of Penn’s status as a public figure, »
- Devon Ivie
Sean Penn is taking a shot at Lee Daniels — in court. The “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” actor has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against the “Empire” creator over comments he made in an interview. The comments — deemed “reckless, false and defamatory” by the suit — came as Daniels discussed the troubles of “Empire” star Terrence Howard, who’s been plagued by allegations of physical abuse against women. Also Read: See 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett's Interview, Exclusive Photos From TheWrap Fall TV Issue Cover Shoot (Video) “That poor boy, ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, »
- Tim Kenneally
Sean Penn has sued Lee Daniels for $10 million, claiming the "Empire" creator dragged him through the mud and accused him of hitting women, just to make Terrence Howard look better. Daniels did an interview in which he said, "[Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some f***in' demon.... That's a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America." Penn »
- TMZ Staff
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Penn filed the suit in reaction to an interview that Daniels gave to THR just last week, in which Daniels discussed "Empire" star Terrence Howard's legal woes in connection with allegations that Howard abused his ex-wives. Daniels had told THR that he thought Howard was being unfairly scorned in the media in comparison to white actors who had allegedly done the same.
"[Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some f-in' demon," Daniels said in the interview. "That's a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America."
For some context, Daniels was likely referring to Penn's alleged abuse of his ex-wife Madonna, who he was married to from »
- Katie Roberts
Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels. The complaint, filed Tuesday in New York Supreme Court, asserts that in Daniels' recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Penn was falsely accused of hitting women by being likened to Empire star Terrence Howard. "[Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some f—in' demon," Daniels told THR in reference to to Howard's recent legal troubles. "That's a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America." Penn has retained
- Eriq Gardner
The mad scientist, at least in pop culture, is distinctly a male phenomenon. An upcoming CBS drama, however, hopes to change that stereotype. "Moreau" will gender-flip H.G. Wells' iconic surgeon, Dr. Moreau. Deadline reports that in a new TV adaptation, "the title character of disgraced London physiologist Dr. Moreau -- who retreats to an island to work on his experiments creating animal-human hybrids -- is a woman. Fiercely intelligent and fearless, Dr. Katherine Moreau expands the boundaries of medicine through bold and revolutionary scientific experimentation and treatments in her privately funded island hospital." Women can be creeps, too! The reclusive physician has appeared on screen in the 1932 Bela Lugosi vehicle "The Island of Lost Souls," the 1977 "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and the so-bad-we're-still-talking-about-it 1996 version with Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. If "Moreau" makes it to air, it'll be...
- Inkoo Kang
Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex »
- Andre Soares
H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi tale The Island of Dr. Moreau is set for a new adaptation, with Deadline reporting that CBS is developing a new drama series entitled Moreau, which is being penned by Sleepy Hollow co-creator Phillip Iscove.
The site reveals that the new project will follow the title character of “disgraced London physiologist Dr. Moreau — who retreats to an island to work on his experiments creating animal-human hybrids — is a woman. Fiercely intelligent and fearless, Dr. Katherine Moreau expands the boundaries of medicine through bold and revolutionary scientific experimentation and treatments in her privately funded island hospital.”
There have been several big screen adaptation of Wells’ novel over the years, most recently in 1996, where Marlon Brando portrayed the mad scientist.
- Gary Collinson
Right now, there is a great documentary on Netflix called Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau. It follows the director's downward spiral on set as he attempted to make the 1996 fantasy horror thriller The Island of Dr. Moreau. The film was such a substantial bomb, no one has wanted to touch it since. Until now. Only instead of another big screen reboot, of which there are many, the classic novel is going to become a weekly TV series on CBS.
Sleepy Hollow series creator Phillip Iscove is set to take on another historical legend for the small screen. He is going to reconstruct one of H.G. Wells' more infamous titles, with a drama series based on The Island of Dr. Moreau. CBS has already handed out a script commitment for the show. And it sounds like the basic story is getting a major overhaul. »
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