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Popular Disney Actor and Broadway Performer Jones Dead at 84

11 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Dean Jones: Actor in Disney movies. Dean Jones dead at 84: Actor in Disney movies 'The Love Bug,' 'That Darn Cat!' Dean Jones, best known for playing befuddled heroes in 1960s Walt Disney movies such as That Darn Cat! and The Love Bug, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Tue., Sept. 1, '15, in Los Angeles. Jones (born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Decatur, Alabama) was 84. Dean Jones movies Dean Jones began his Hollywood career in the mid-'50s, when he was featured in bit parts – at times uncredited – in a handful of films at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In 2009 interview for Christianity Today, Jones recalled playing his first scene (in These Wilder Years) with veteran James Cagney, who told him “Walk to your mark and remember your lines” – supposedly a lesson he would take to heart. At MGM, bit player Jones would also be featured in Robert Wise's »

- Andre Soares

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Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan Play The Game Of Life In New Clip For James Dean Biopic

17 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Long before he became a household name, James Dean was little more than an aspiring actor in the late ’40s and early ’50s, struggling to make ends meet. What many of his admirers don’t know, however, is how influential photographer Dennis Stock proved in Dean’s trajectory from photogenic character actor to bona fide superstar, and it’s an arc that will underpin Anton Corbijn’s upcoming biopic, Life.

Starring Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan in the title role as the rebel without a cause, Corbijn’s feature also includes Robert Pattinson as the photographer for Life magazine. Upon crossing paths with the budding actor after he wrapped up work on East of Eden, Pattinson’s Dennis Stock projects Dean’s name up in lights. Capturing the spirit of the cultural icon and his devil-may-care, Life will see the pair strike up an unlikely friendship across the course of a »

- Michael Briers

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Looking back at Dennis Hopper's Colors

24 August 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In 1988, Dennis Hopper directed the controversial cop drama Colors, now reissued on Blu-ray. Ryan takes a look back at a gripping film...

By the spring of 1988, several high-profile cases had brought the gang violence in Los Angeles to national attention. The fatal shootings of an 18-year-old college student and her 12-year-old neighbour were, according to a newspaper report, the 113th and 114th gang-related murders to have occurred in La County since the start of the beginning of 1988. The previous year saw 387 people killed in gang-related incidents.

Against this backdrop came Colors, Dennis Hopper’s unflinching and disturbingly authentic crime drama starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn. Some of the film’s harshest critics called it exploitative and voyeuristic - a calculated attempt to cash in on the real violence that was regularly making headlines. Colors’ detractors were given further fuel when reports began to circulate of violent incidents occurring in »

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James Dean biopic Life receives its first trailer

12 August 2015 11:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson star in the first trailer for the upcoming James Dean biopic Life. In the film, DeHaan (Chronicle) portrays the iconic actor, who became famous for his roles in such films as East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant during the 1950s. Dean passed away at the age of 24 in 1955, after getting in a car crash.

A number of actors have played Dean in past projects, including Stephen McHattie and James Franco. In fact, this will mark the second time DeHaan portrays a character previously played by Franco, as both actors also starred as Harry Osborn in different Spider-Man franchises. 

The story follows Dennis Stock, who works at the Magnum Photos Agency and got an assignment to shoot rising Hollywood star James Dean, before the release of East of Eden. Friendship developed between them during the assignment, as the pair traveled from Los Angeles to New York to Indiana. »

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First Trailer For James Dean Drama Life Sees Dane Dehaan And Robert Pattinson Strike Up An Unlikely Friendship

12 August 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anton Corbijn, the director behind the lens of projects as varied as A Most Wanted Man and George Clooney’s The American, is tackling a real-life biopic for his latest feature Life, which has today revealed its first full-length trailer.

Charting the meteoric rise to superstardom of one James Dean (Chronicle and The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Dane DeHaan), the upcoming drama from the photographer-turned-director will tell the story of his friendship with Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), a budding photographer for Life magazine that captured some of the earlier, undocumented vignettes of Dean’s storied journey to becoming a bona fide household name.

Having helped get Dean’s foot – and roguish good looks – in the door, Stock and the model-turned-actor take a road trip from Los Angeles to the Big Apple, and Anton Corbijn’s feature film will track their burgeoning friendship. Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Kristen Hager and Kelly McCreary complete the cast. »

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Trailer: Pattinson, DeHaan In "Life"

12 August 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The first trailer has been released from the Anton Corbijn-directed "Life" starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as the Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock who was sent to profile him.

The pair embark on a road trip just as the tragically short-lived superstar is beginning his ascent with the soon to be released "East of Eden". The pair revealed and rediscovered themselves on this road trip around the United States.

Stock is responsible for some of the most iconic images of Dean including the rainy Times Square photo. No U.S. release date has been set as yet, but the film opens next month in several European countries.

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Watch: Life trailer sees DeHaan go Dean

12 August 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dead at 24, James Dean left a remarkably iconic career with just a few years of TV appearances, and then starring in three films. But what three films they were, East Of EdenGiant, and of course Rebel Without a Cause. The upcoming biopic Life will focus on the relationship between Dean and photographer Dennis Stock.

One time Green Goblin Dane DeHaan will take on the role of Dean while Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame will play Stock.  Both stars are already receiving great praise for their roles, and under the watchful eye of Anton Corbijn whose excellent Control captured later Joy Division singer Ian Curtis so profoundly, it’s safe to assume we’ll be getting a touching, insightful, and rather beautiful film.

Life hits UK cinemas on 25th September. It stars Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Joel Edgerton, and Ben Kingsley.

 

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Watch: Robert Pattinson Befriends James Dean For the Sake of Art in 'Life' Trailer

12 August 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Cinedigm Acquires James Dean Drama 'Life' Before "East of Eden" and becoming a household name, James Dean was a rising actor photographed by Dennis Stock for Life magazine, which is the focus of Anton Corbijn's latest film, "Life."  Dane DeHaan stars as Dean, a rising Hollywood star filled with fear and skepticism, who is featured on the cover of Life thanks to Stock, played by Rob Pattinson. As Dean and Stock travel from Los Angeles to New York and Indiana, the two form a friendship as Dean rises to fame.  "Life" also stars Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Kristen Hager and Kelly McCreary. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and is set to hit theaters on September 25. Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Dazed.  Read More: Watch: First Clip From Anton Corbijn’s ‘Life’ Starring Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan, Plus Full Berlin Press Conference »

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Long Before Day-Lewis, Oscar-Nominated Actor Played Lincoln: TCM 'Stars' Series Continues

8 August 2015 5:19 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Raymond Massey ca. 1940. Raymond Massey movies: From Lincoln to Boris Karloff Though hardly remembered today, the Toronto-born Raymond Massey was a top supporting player – and sometime lead – in both British and American movies from the early '30s all the way to the early '60s. During that period, Massey was featured in nearly 50 films. Turner Classic Movies generally selects the same old MGM / Rko / Warner Bros. stars for its annual “Summer Under the Stars” series. For that reason, it's great to see someone like Raymond Massey – who was with Warners in the '40s – be the focus of a whole day: Sat., Aug. 8, '15. (See TCM's Raymond Massey movie schedule further below.) Admittedly, despite his prestige – his stage credits included the title role in the short-lived 1931 Broadway production of Hamlet – the quality of Massey's performances varied wildly. Sometimes he could be quite effective; most of the time, however, he was an unabashed scenery chewer, »

- Andre Soares

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Lela Swift, Pioneering TV Director, Dies at 96

5 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lela Swift, who rose from the secretarial pool at CBS to become a pioneering TV director, died Aug. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 96.

Swift worked her way up the ranks from production gopher to assistant director to helmer while CBS was in its infancy as a TV network. She directed episodes of such anthology series as “Studio One,” “Suspense” and “The Web.” Later in her career she worked on “Dark Shadows” and had a 14-year run on the ABC soap “Ryan’s Hope.”

Swift was mentored by “Studio One” producer Worthington Miner and prominent helmers including Franklin Schaffner and Paul Nickell. In 1950 she was tapped to replace Schaffner as a lead director on “Studio One.” Among her notable episodes was a two-part adaptation of “Little Women” starring Nancy Marchand.

On the half-hour series “The Web,” Swift gave a young James Dean one of his first TV roles. »

- Variety Staff

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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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The Ten Coolest Cars in Movie History

8 July 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

Cars have been a staple of motion pictures since the earliest Keystone Kops two-reel comedies a century ago, usually providing fodder for chase scenes and general mayhem. Whether they’re breaking land-speed records, flying through the air defying laws of aerodynamics, or driven by intrepid heroes pursuing bad guys, cars and movies go together like…well, like movies and popcorn.Like movies and tickets. Like cars and tickets. Wait…let’s just get on with the list, shall we?

Here are the ten coolest cars in movie history, in no particular order:

1. Rendezvous: 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450Sel 6.9

Director Claude Lelouch mounted a camera on his 1976 Mercedes and tore through the early morning streets of Paris at breakneck speeds, cheating only slightly in post-production by overdubbing the sound of a Ferrari 275 Gtb engine with that of his Benz’s. Three people were in the car, with Lelouch at the wheel, »

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The Ten Most Stylish Guys in Movie History

3 July 2015 12:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Alex Simon

They say that clothes make the man. They also make the man in the movie and, sometimes, even make the movie itself live on in the annals of classic filmdom. With that in mind, here is a list (in no particular order) of ten gents and the characters they played who changed our sartorial habits forever.

1. Michael Douglas/Gordon Gecko—Wall Street

Arguably the movie that set the style for second half of the 1980s, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street featured Michael Douglas’ Oscar-winning turn as corporate raider Gordon Gecko, whose ruthlessness in the boardroom was only matched by his sense of style. Douglas is all clean lines in his pinstripe suits, suspenders and slicked-back hair, creating an iconic look that screamed “power” and “go fuck yourself” simultaneously.

2. Malcolm McDowell/AlexA Clockwork Orange

Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian sci-fi allegory is one of cinema’s great dark satires, »

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Teen Beach 2 Stars on That Big Twist Ending: 'I Like the Message It Sends'

26 June 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

You don’t dive into Disney Channel’s Teen Beach 2 expecting to have your mind blown, so by the time the final twist is introduced, it’s too late to prepare yourself.

RelatedGirl Meets World Boss Explains Why He Did That to Shawn and Angela

The sequel to Teen Beach Movie, which premiered Friday, begins simply enough: The first film’s “it” couple — Mack (The FostersMaia Mitchell) and Brady (Austin & Ally‘s Ross Lynch) — are adjusting to life back in the real world after a summer of singing and surfing with the characters of Wet Side Story, »

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‘Come Back to the Five and Dime...’ Plus 2 More Atlanta Events

25 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Fans want Jimmy Dean to come back to the Five and Dime; Shakespeare writes it “As You Like It”; and a dive-in movie is showing at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s this week’s Atlanta events roundup. “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”In 1955, James Dean was filming “Giant” in a small town near McCarthy Texas, but died soon after. Twenty years later, his fan club, The Disciples of James Dean, reunite to commemorate the anniversary of his death. But events from their past begin to emerge that should have stayed hidden. The original play premiered in 1976 and was directed by Robert Altman, as was the 1982 film version. This version, directed by DeWayne Morgan, is playing through June 27 at Onstage Atlanta. “As You Like It”Take another trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods in “As You Like It,” where Rosalind disguises herself as a man while »

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Nicholas Ray’s World in Red, White and Blue

11 June 2015 6:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The films of Nicholas Ray promise delicious surprises. They appear to adorn the shiny cloak of Hollywood studio production, only to shred those genre conventions to pieces by the end. Johnny Guitar (1954) is a weird western. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) is a weird teen film. Bigger than Life (1956) is a weird social problem movie. Yet these three features, all filmed in glorious Technicolor, string together a critique of the Americana ideal. Their threads are of same cloth, much like the outfit that repeatedly appears throughout these films: the iconic red shirt/jacket and blue jeans. Dressed in clashing warm and cool tones, Vienna (Joan Crawford) in Johnny Guitar, Jim Stark (James Dean) in Rebel Without a Cause and Richie (Christopher Olsen) in Bigger than Life see their emotions running hot and cold as they wrestle with contradictory forces.

Vienna, Jim and Richie are all outsiders. In Johnny Guitar, Vienna comes »

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Rescheduled! – Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

20 April 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tab Hunter Confidential now screens Monday, April 27th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part of this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter »

- Sam Moffitt

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Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

19 April 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tab Hunter Confidential screens Monday, April 20th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part if this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter »

- Sam Moffitt

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Canadian Rebel: Don Owen’s ‘Nobody Waved Good-bye’

11 April 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Nobody Waved Good-Bye

Directed by Don Owen

Written by Don Owen

1964, Canada

Like many classic films, Nobody Waved Good-Bye (1964) began as something different. Don Owen was commissioned to create a television documentary about probationary officers, but expanded it into a fictional coming-of-age story. Producer Tom Daly liked the idea and ensured an increased budget: still, the final product only cost $75,000 Canadian, shot over three weeks in Toronto. The movie initially flopped in Canada, but became a sleeper hit in the United States and earned a BAFTA nomination in England. Over time, it became recognized as a landmark in Canadian cinema.

Nobody focuses on Peter (Peter Kastner), an 18 year old juvenile delinquent railing against middle class morality. He argues with his well-off parents (Claude Rae and Charmion King), who disown him after a traffic offense. He emancipates, drops out of school and moves into an apartment, working menial jobs. His girlfriend »

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Nostalgic ‘My American Cousin’ is a tender coming-of-age tale that time forgot

7 April 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

My American Cousin

Written and Directed by Sandy Wilson

Canada, 1985

Sandy Wilson’s My American Cousin is an endearing, semi-autobiographical tale centering on one golden summer in a precocious girl’s life. In 1959 British Columbia, 12-year-old Sandy (Margaret Langrick) lives on a gloriously scenic ranch populated with her family and a group of friends who help out on her father’s cherry orchard. It’s an idyllic setting, but the terminally bored pre-teen is histrionically unimpressed.

 “Nothing Ever Happens!” she scrawls in her journal.

But excitement unexpectedly arrives when Sandy’s 17-year-old American cousin Butch (John Wildman) pulls up in a dazzling, red Cadillac convertible. With duck-tail hair, pressed blue jeans, and a pack of cigarettes wrapped in the sleeve of his white t-shirt, he is a walking James Dean clone, which is especially exotic in a town whose theater has yet to play Rebel Without A Cause.

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