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Watch: Martin Scorsese Talks Hitchcock, 'Taxi Driver' and Story vs. Plot with Jon Favreau

16 April 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Check out this vintage clip from Jon Favreau's IFC show "Dinner for Five" where guest Martin Scorsese talks about approaching story and character, his favorite Hitchcock films and more. Favreau's full 30-minute conversation with Scorsese, from 2004, is below as well. The man has good taste -- and for that matter, so does Jon Favreau. Scorsese loves Hitch's unsung 1956 noir "The Wrong Man," starring Henry Fonda, which he says he screened for writer Paul Schrader when they were working on their masterful "Taxi Driver," another film with noirish elements about man's evolution from innocence to criminality.  Writer/director Favreau has SXSW comedy/food porn hit "Chef" coming up. Also, revisit our "Wolf of Wall Street" interview with Scorsese here, and our ranking of his best dozen films here.  »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Exclusive Interview with Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini

8 April 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Giallo films have been a part of our beloved genre’s landscape for decades now and it’s safe to say that one of the reasons these films have endured is due to their remarkable musical scores. Italian progressive rock band Goblin, who worked on such classics as Dario Argento’s Suspiria, Deep Red, Profondo Russo, Tenebre, and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, toured the Us for the very first time last fall and is heading back to the States this spring for another incredible tour.

To celebrate their return, Daily Dead recently chatted with band member and iconic musician Maurizio Guarini about what fans can expect for this second tour. Guarini, who has been with Goblin off-and-on (mostly on though) over the last few decades in addition to working with other musicians on projects like The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and the original Patrick, »

- Heather Wixson

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Goblin Announce 2014 Spring Us Tour and Enlist Steve Moore of Zombi

27 March 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

After a phenomenal, sold out North American tour in 2013, Goblin is making a triumphant return to the Us this spring, and we have all the info you need right here. With only nine dates, tickets are sure to go fast!

The legendary Italian masters of the horror movie soundtrack are best known for their collaborations with directors such as George A. Romero and Dario Argento as well as their seminal album Roller.

Goblin scored a vast number of genre cult classics including Suspiria, Patrick, The Church, Deep Red, Tenebrae, and Dawn of the Dead. Their synth-heavy prog rock regularly veers into nightmarish and atmospheric territory, making them a truly original and iconic entity.

Their unique, high energy performances have become a thing of legend, and now they’re playing an exclusive run of dates in April/May 2014 throughout Florida, Arizona, Texas, and California. Check out the new tour poster, created by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, »

- Debi Moore

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Goblin Announce 2014 Spring Us Tour, New Poster Revealed

25 March 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After a successful tour in the Us last year, Goblin is heading back to the States this spring with Zombi. We have a look at the brand new tour poster, created by “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin and the list of tour dates:

“The legendary Italian masters of the Horror Movie Soundtrack are best known for their collaborations with directors such as George A. Romero and Dario Argento, as well as their seminal album ‘Roller’.

Goblin has scored a vast number of genre cult classics including Suspiria, Patrick, The Church, Deep Red, Tenebrae and Dawn of the Dead. Their synth-heavy prog rock regularly veers into nightmarish and atmospheric territory, making them a truly original and iconic entity.

Their unique, high energy performances have become a thing of legend, and now they’re playing an exclusive run of dates in April / May 2014 throughout Florida, Arizona, Texas and California.

Goblin is also very pleased »

- Jonathan James

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New Distribution Combine Acquires Young Lincoln Biopic 'Better Angels' (Trailer)

10 March 2014 2:22 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Amplify has acquired U.S. rights to the Terrence Malick-produced biopic of young Abraham Lincoln entitled "The Better Angels," starring Jason ClarkeDiane Kruger, Brit Marling, and Wes Bentley. The poetic black-and-white period drama, which marks the debut of editor-turned-filmmaker A.J. Edwards, played at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals. Amplify plans a fall release in theaters, followed by a VOD and home video release in early 2015. "The Better Angels" follows Lincoln during his formative years (remember the 1939 John Ford classic "Young Mr. Lincoln," starring Henry Fonda?). Set in the harsh wilderness of Indiana in 1817, the film explores Lincoln's complex family dynamic and the two women who guided him.  Austin, Texas native Edwards has worked with his mentor Malick over the last decade, first as an editor on "The New World," then as second-unit director and editor on "The Tree of Life," "To The Wonder," and the forthcoming "Knight of Cups. »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars Facts: 23 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

1 March 2014 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 23 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. At 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest person to win an Academy Award. He received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his work in "Beginners" (2010) opposite Ewan McGregor.

3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »

- Jonny Black

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Oscar Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Actor/Actress

26 February 2014 6:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Best Actress

Justin Chang: Scott, I know it will come as little surprise to you that when Peter Debruge and I sat down to discuss this year’s Oscar nominees for best supporting actor and supporting actress, we spent almost as much time talking about the performances that should have been nominated as we did talking about the ones that actually were. This is hardly a new ax for any critic to grind, but it bears repeating: Those who vote on the Academy Awards are largely in the business of making movies — not seeing them, thinking about them and writing about them week in and week out. No wonder this organization’s choices often strike us as so pedestrian and provincial, less engaged by the boundary-expanding possibilities of cinema than beholden to the power of hometown hype.

See Also: Oscars Picks: Variety Critics on Who Should Win Best Supporting Actor »

- Justin Chang and Scott Foundas

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James Woods interview: Leone, Casino, Oliver Stone, Hemdale

25 February 2014 8:23 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:44

In the first of a two part look back at his career, James Woods chats to us about family, Scorsese, Stone, Leone and more...

It took a false start or two before we finally got James Woods on the end of the phone. There was no agent connecting us, no middle person to monitor what we were saying. Just a problem with a charging cable, oddly enough.

When we were connected, we launched into an interview that was intended to last 15 minutes, but as it turned out, it passed the hour mark. And heck, we got through a lot: so much, that we've split this interview into two articles. A genuinely fascinating man.

Regular readers will know that we've been long-time fans of James Woods - as highlighted by our look at some of his least appreciated films, here - and as our conversation started, »

- sarahd

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Will Age Be More than Just a Number on Oscar Sunday?

25 February 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

When the Los Angeles Times published the study of the Academy two years ago, many people were equally shocked and not surprised at the information given about the demographics. Since the piece, many have trumpeted the 94% white, 77% male, and average age of 62 years old as a way to justify certain predictions. With several veteran contenders in the race this year, how much affect will the Academy’s demographic have on the race.

Though I tend to think stats like this become overblown during the season, it’s hard to deny the impact. One only need look at the Best Actress lineup, the oldest ever in this category, and see that veterans can often times get behind their own even when there are younger actors in competition. This year’s race saw several veteran actors in competition. Robert Redford, Tom Hanks, and Emma Thompson were in »

- Terence Johnson

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The greatest Best Actor race? Where does this year's class rank in Oscar history?

24 February 2014 3:20 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

This year’s Best Actor race is shaping up to be one of the greatest of all time. And by greatest, I mean both the most competitive and also the most outstanding, in the sense that each nominee is excellent — hypothetical winners in almost any other year. They also reflect the depth of superb male performances in 2013. Consider: Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Robert Redford (All Is Lost), Joaquin Phoneix (Her), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) all missed the cut.

EW’s Owen Gleiberman recently analyzed this year’s Best Actor race, calling it the most “fiercely, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Watch: 50-Minute 1971 Doc 'The American West Of John Ford' Tracks The Career Of The Legendary Director

24 February 2014 9:08 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are few filmmakers who have done as much to define the cinematic western as John Ford. The director's collaborations with John Wayne in the genre speak for themselves—"The Searchers," "Stagecoach," "Fort Apache," etc.—and his influence as a filmmaker, storyteller and American cinema in general is huge. So how to do you sum up his career in 50 minutes?  Well, the 1971 CBS TV documentary "The American West Of John Word" attempts to do just that, though mostly by going through the lens of his westerns. Featuring participation of Ford himself, with narration by Wayne, James Stewart and Henry Fonda, the doc chronicles the director's western, his use of music, and the role of women in his films, along with memories of moviemaking in general. It's well worth some of your time given the heavy hitters involved. Check it out below and let us know your favorite Ford film in the comments section. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The Best Actor race is the hottest ever. And yes, Leonardo could win

23 February 2014 8:50 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

In decades of tracking the Academy Awards, I honestly can’t recall any category, in any year, when a race was as fiercely, thrillingly white-hot competitive as this year’s Best Actor race. Just think about it: Not one, not two, not three, but four of the nominees each stands a very real chance of winning. Consider each scenario, and you’ll realize it’s true. When Jennifer Lawrence gets up to present the Best Actor award and tears open that envelope, if she ends up saying, “And the Oscar goes to…Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave,” it will not be a shock, »

- Owen Gleiberman

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'The Waltons' dad Ralph Waite dies at age 85

13 February 2014 6:12 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Ralph Waite, who played John Walton Sr. on The Waltons for nine seasons, died Thursday at age 85. While he’s best known for his Emmy-nominated role as the patriarch on the long-running 1970s CBS drama, Waite has had recent recurring roles on NCIS, Bones, and Days of Our Lives.

EW spoke with Waite last year for our annual Reunions Issue, bringing the Walton family back together more than three decades after their show went off the air. “What has moved me the most is the mail I’m still getting,” Waite told EW at the time. “They tell me that I was their surrogate father, »

- Sean Smith

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Shirley Temple Black obituary

11 February 2014 8:41 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Cherubic child star of the 1930s who returned to public life as a Us diplomat

From 1934 to 1938, when she was at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple (later known as Shirley Temple Black), who has died aged 85, appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpled cherub, whose chirpy singing and toddler's tap dancing were perfect antidotes to the depression. "During this depression, when the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time, it is a splendid thing that, for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles," Franklin D Roosevelt stated in 1935, referring to the world's biggest and littlest star.

Temple's message was "be optimistic", the title of the song she sang in Little Miss Broadway (1938). Her biggest hit songs were On the Good Ship Lollipop, from Bright Eyes (1934), which describes a »

- Ronald Bergan

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One of Top Stars of Hollywood's Studio Era and Later on a pro-Vietnam War, 'Conservative' Republican, Has Died

11 February 2014 7:04 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Shirley Temple dead at 85: Was one of the biggest domestic box office draws of the ’30s (photo: Shirley Temple in the late ’40s) Shirley Temple, one of the biggest box office draws of the 1930s in the United States, died Monday night, February 10, 2014, at her home in Woodside, near San Francisco. The cause of death wasn’t made public. Shirley Temple (born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928) was 85. Shirley Temple became a star in 1934, following the release of Paramount’s Alexander Hall-directed comedy-tearjerker Little Miss Marker, in which Temple had the title role as a little girl who, left in the care of bookies, almost loses her childlike ways before coming around to regenerate Adolphe Menjou and his gang. That same year, Temple became a Fox contract player, and is credited with saving the studio — 20th Century Fox from 1935 on — from bankruptcy. Whether or not that’s true is a different story, »

- Andre Soares

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Shirley Temple dies: The Hollywood icon's life in pictures

11 February 2014 3:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Shirley Temple, star of classic Hollywood pictures The Little Princess and Heidi, has passed away at the age of 85.

A child star who made her film debut at the age of 5 in 1932's Red Haired Alibi, Temple appeared opposite some of film's greatest Golden Age stars such as John Wayne and Henry Fonda (in Fort Apache), Lionel Barrymore (The Little Colonel) and Cary Grant (The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer).

Temple won an honorary juvenile Academy Award for her contribution to film in 1934. She was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960, and in 2005 she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.

After stepping away from movies in 1949, Temple made a TV comeback in the late '50s with the series Shirley Temple's Storybook. Her final acting role was in a guest spot in 1963's The Red Skeleton Hour.

She later moved into politics, holding »

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Shirley Temple, Beloved Child Star, Dies At 85

10 February 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as a child Hollywood star, died at the age of 85 on Monday, Feb. 10 of natural causes.

Temple Black was with family and caregivers in her California home when she died.

“We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black,” the family said in a statement.

Shirley Temple: A Childhood Superstar

Shirley Temple became a household name in the 1930s when she was barely five years old. With her sweet singing voice and her talent for tap dancing, Temple Black quickly became one of the most celebrated stars of her time. Known for her trademark dimples and ringlet curls, Temple Black stared in countless Depression era classics, such as Bright Eyes (1934), The Little Colonel »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was the one great guarantee of modern American cinema

4 February 2014 2:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In two decades of faultless performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman proved that his particular talent was to take thwarted, twisted humanity and ennoble it

The day after the premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2012 film The Master, I was interviewing the director in the upstairs ballroom of a Venice hotel when Philip Seymour Hoffman walked past our table. The windows were flung open and the place was bathed with light, and the big, rangy actor bounced by gracefully, like a golden lion walking on air. "Phil's actually a really good dancer," Anderson confided, referencing the parlour routine in the middle of The Master, when the title character performs a jig with his nubile acolytes. "You might not think that to look at him, but he seriously is."

I don't know why we should have been surprised. Every good actor possesses a peculiar grace. Even Philip Seymour Hoffman, an ostensibly foursquare American Job, »

- Xan Brooks

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TV Show Recommendations for Sunday, February 2, 2014

2 February 2014 11:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

A football game, a couple of Billy Wilder films and a comic top our list of TV show recommendations for tonight, Sunday, February 2, 2104. 12 Angry Men Airs: February 02 at 3:15 Pt/6:15 Et TCM has 12 Angry Men, Sidney Lumet’s 1957 classic in which a single juror tries to convince the other 11 jurors to reconsider their guilty verdict in a murder trial, at 3:15 Pt/6:15 Et. Starring Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman and Jack Warden. Super Bowl Xlviii Airs: February 02 at 3:30 Pt/6:30 Et The Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford New Jersey in Super Bowl Xlviii on Fox at 3:30 Pt/6:30 Et. Bruce Mars and the Red Hot Chili Pepper perform at halftime. The Lost Weekend Airs: February 02 at 5:00 Pt/8:00 Et Four time Oscar winner (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay), The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder’s 1945 drama about an alcoholic writer, »

- Vitale Morum

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Why are the Oscars embracing 'Oz' but not 'Gone With the Wind'?

29 January 2014 7:40 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Yesterday’s announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that the The Wizard of Oz will be celebrated at this year’s Oscars was met with widespread enthusiasm. After all, it’s one of Hollywood’s most beloved films, multiple generations have grown up singing its tunes, and it’s celebrating its 75th anniversary.

But The Wizard of Oz wasn’t the only classic movie to come out in 1939. That prolific Hollywood year also boasted Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, John Ford’s Stagecoach, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Ninotchka (“Garbo laughs!”), Gunga Din, William Wyler »

- Jeff Labrecque

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