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The Ten Most Stylish Guys in Movie History

14 hours ago | 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 are a list 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, with a legendary »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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‘It Follows’ and the other horror genre defining films you missed at the cinemas this year

21 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It Follows hits the DVD and Blu-Ray shelves in the shops this week; if you missed it at the cinemas then you missed out on a real horror delight. Second time director David Robert Mitchell also wrote the story that sees a group of teens stalked by a malevolent presence after coitus.

Following on from her eye-catching performance in The Guest, Maika Monroe gives a grounded portrayal as It Follows‘ central character Jay who isn’t your usual ‘final girl’. Usually the eponymous final girl is cautious from the outset, whereas Jay is not. The traditional heroine is also a virgin, something which given It Follows’ premise, clearly isn’t the case. Instead her final girl is innocent in other ways and gets her strength from her core friendship group who stand by her in her time of need.

Somehow whilst watching the film it feels instantly familiar, which is »

- Kat Smith

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Hard to Be a God | Blu-ray Review

30 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

As far as the immersive powers of cinematic spectacle go, it’s doubtful any will come close to rivaling the achievements of Russian auteur Aleksei German, a figure many have hailed as the post important director in his country following Tarkovsky. And yet, he is still largely unknown, at least in comparison to the worldly renown of his comparable peers. Over his five decades as a filmmaker, German only produced five films, a perfectionist whose later works far outshine the fastidiousness displayed in the comparable methods of someone like Stanley Kubrick.

Obtaining a serviceable print of his titles often proves difficult (though the tenacious may yet unearth bootleg copies here and there), which hasn’t helped audiences acclimate to his idiosyncratic style. Passing away while working on the finishing touches of his last film, Hard to Be a God, a sci-fi epic taken as representative of the director’s work, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Back to the Future in 88 seconds: Power of Love, pizza hydration, Jaws sequels

30 June 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

30 geekiest things you never knew about Back to the Future

Why original Marty McFly Eric Stoltz was fired from Back to the Future

Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis won't allow any remakes

For a film trilogy with time on the mind, it's no surprise to learn that the Back to the Future movies are packed full of intriguing number-based facts.

Most will know the significance of 88 and 1.21 in the series, but do you know the launch-day cost of a DeLorean? How about the hidden Stanley Kubrick connection or the number of Jaws sequels we were meant to have by 2015?

Find out all this and more by hitting play on our special Back to the Future in numbers video above. »

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30 geekiest things you never knew about the Back to the Future trilogy

30 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Back to the Future in 88 seconds: Power of Love, pizza hydration, Jaws

Why original Marty McFly Eric Stoltz was fired from Back to the Future

Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis won't allow any remakes

Great Scott! This week marks 30 years since Marty McFly travelled back to 1955 to kick off a trilogy of classic Back to the Future movies.

Back to the Future and its two sequels remain hugely popular to this day, but there are plenty of facts and Easter eggs that even the biggest fans may not have noticed. Here are 30 geeky pieces of trivia to mark 30 years of time-travelling.

1. Eric Stoltz was replaced by Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, but he can still be seen very quickly in the film in a couple of shots. »

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Minions review – tickled yellow

28 June 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The sidekicks of Despicable Me now take centre-stage – to gloriously silly effect

Despicable Me 2 was funnier than its predecessor because it had “more minions”, so putting the sidekicks centre-stage should ramp up the laughs even further, right? Although the opening “minions through history” sequence proves a very tough act to follow, this slice of burbling slapstick animation did keep me grinning and giggling throughout. The plot follows Kevin, Stuart and Bob from Antarctica to Orlando, where the 1968 Villain-Con unites them with Sandra Bullock’s rocket-skirted Scarlet Overkill. Scarlet dreams of being the Queen of England, but a botched Tower of London heist leaves Hrh (Jennifer Saunders) in the pub and King Bob on the throne – albeit briefly. It’s gloriously silly but still pop-culture-literate stuff (was that Stanley Kubrick faking the moon landing?), packed with dizzyingly frenetic action and fabulously expressive verbal gobbledygook, the latter largely courtesy of co-director Pierre Coffin. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Sos This Week #13: Why you shouldn’t turn your brain off at the movies

27 June 2015 5:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

ScreenCrush critic Matt Singer this week came up against one of the most common attacks against film criticism after sharing his thoughts on Jurassic World: “Stop thinking so much! It’s a movie. Just turn off your brain and enjoy it.” Any critic who loves movies and wants movies to be enjoyable knows how frustrating this sentiment is from their readers. On our 13th episode of Sos This Week, we explain why thinking about a movie and enjoying it inherently go hand in hand, even for big, loud, dumb blockbusters.

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Marvel sets Tom Holland as next Spider-Man, Jon Watts to direct solo film Filmmaker Marc Forster to make Stanley Kubrick’s The Downslope into a trilogy Titanic and Avatar composer James Horner dead after plane crash Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are just friends in Sleeping With Other People trailer

Main Story: Stop Telling Me To Turn »

- Brian Welk

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10 Great Films Banned For Ridiculous Reasons

27 June 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Cinema has an almost unparalleled ability to upset and offend. From the terror caused by the train heading towards the audience to the copy-cat crimes that caused Stanley Kubrick to voluntarily remove A Clockwork Orange from circulation, films have inspired negative reaction since their very beginning. That’s where the censors come in.

It’s the job of ratings boards like the BBFC (in Britain) and the MPAA (in America) to make sure films that have the ability to disturb, offend or otherwise be awful on a wide scale are either cut – as is the case with every Human Centipede film – or otherwise banned – as it the case with every Human Centipede film until Tom Six acquiesces with the requested cuts.

Without wanting to celebrate censorship, most ratings boards usually have a good reason for banning a film: it’s horribly violent, racist, sexist, involves rape, invokes terrorism, »

- Tom Baker

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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl – The Review

25 June 2015 7:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

What does it take to get to know someone? Like truly, to know someone. Greg (Thomas Mann) drifts through his high-school days by casually interacting with all of the social circles. He’s perfectly content with his surface level “friendships” he has with the jocks, the techno-geeks, the white-guy hip-hop kid – never taking the time to go too far out of his way to get to know any of them and always hiding his own life in the process. Even Earl (R.J. Cyler) is never described as a friend by Greg, instead he’s called a co-worker due to the film spoofs they make together. All of this changes though when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) forces him to go visit the girl from school that was diagnosed with cancer. What soon develops though between Greg and the dying Rachel (Olivia Cook) calls into question Greg’s impersonal way of getting through life. »

- Michael Haffner

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Munich Films Festival Attracts Best of Global Filmmaking

25 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Munich has been a film-industry center for about a century. Camera company Arri launched there in 1917, and Bavaria Film Studios was established in 1919, although its founder, Peter Ostermayr, had been making movies in the city for several years before. Alfred Hitchcock shot his first released feature there in 1925, and was followed by such leading filmmakers as Billy Wilder, John Huston and Stanley Kubrick.

It is within that tradition that Diana Iljine, CEO and director of the Munich Film Festival, presents her event, which opens with David Oelhoffen’s Algeria-set Western “Far From Men,” starring Viggo Mortensen; the closing-night feature will be Matteo Garrone’s “Tale of Tales,” pictured above, starring Salma Hayek, fresh from its Cannes debut.

“Munich has always been a movie town,” Iljine says. The city remains one of the world’s great movie-business hubs, and that’s one reason why the festival attracts 2,000 or so film industry professionals, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Review: AMC's 'Humans' explores the laws of robotics yet again

25 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

AMC's new drama "Humans" is a pretty good show with timing that isn't great. In a vacuum, the series (it debuts Sunday at 9 p.m.) is a solid, if not thrilling, piece of classic science fiction, exploring questions about the line between man and robot, whether computers can have souls, and whether mankind is destined to be rendered obsolete by the machines we're creating. Familiar stuff for the genre, but articulated well enough in the show's depiction of a near-future world where "synths" — robots who resemble people and can perform various menial jobs that many actual humans would prefer to avoid — are the hot new gadget. The two episodes AMC sent to critics have an interesting look — particularly in the way the makeup artists render the actors playing synths to appear as if they reside deep in the uncanny valley — and some good performances from the largely British cast (plus »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Marc Forster developing Stanley Kubrick’s The Downslope as a feature film trilogy

25 June 2015 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that director Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, World War Z) has signed on to develop a trilogy of movies based around The Downslope, an unproduced screenplay from Stanley Kubrick, which was written in 1956. Forster will direct the first film in the series, as well as producing all three.

An anti-war tale based upon real historical events, The Downslope “focuses on a bitter, strategic series of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley between young Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby (known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth strategies). His cavalrymen, known as Mosby’s Rangers, continually outsmarted the much-larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enraged Custer and eventually created a fierce cycle of revenge between the two men.”

The site reports that the subsequent films will expand Kubrick’s original story “and journey west, as postwar Americans settled the new frontier, »

- Gary Collinson

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Spend 45 Minutes with Stanley Kubrick Making 'Dr. Strangelove'

24 June 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove" takes us behind the scenes of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 uproarious satire of the modern world, offering rare insight into the production of the film at Shepperton Studios in London, where Peter Sellers was in midst of a divorce. Without cooperation of the Us government, the black-and-white film's many reconstructions including the Pentagon War Room and, of course, the B-52 Stratofortress bomber. Read More: Stanley Kubrick Original to Become Film Trilogy »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Weekly Rushes. 24 June 2015

24 June 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.Above, the trailer for Denis Villeneuve's thriller Sicario, which premiered in competition in Cannes.Cinema Scope #63 is about to hit newstands, but a lot of it can be read online: Mark Peranson on Cannes and Miguel Gomes, Adam Cook talks with Corneliu Porumboiu, Jordan Cronk on The Assassin, Chuck Stephens on Gregory Markopoulous, Christoph Huber on Mad Max: Fury Road, and more.Author William Gibson recounts his encounters with Chris Marker's La Jetée.James Horner, the composer of scores for such Hollywood films as 48 Hrs, Aliens, and Titanic, has died at the age of 61.Federic Babina has made a series of "Archidirector" illustrations, imagining houses designed in the style of filmmakers like David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick.Sight & Sound has exclusive images from the production of Ben Rivers' new movie, »

- Notebook

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Movie News: First Look at 'Independence Day' Sequel; Watch New 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' Trailer

23 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Independence Day: Resurgence: The first look at the sequel to 1996's Independence Day reveals a "Moon Tugg" spacecraft; the official title, Independence Day: Resurgence, has also been announced. In the movie, Earth has recovered alien technology to build an immense defense program, but is it enough to defeat another invasion? The cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, and Brent Spiner; Roland Emmerich is again directing. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on June 24, 2016. [Facebook/Fox]   The Downslope: Stanley Kubrick, just 28 at the time, wrote The Downslope, a "sweeping, historical action-drama" set during the Civil War, way back in 1956. Now the original screenplay will be developed...

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Marc Forster plans Us civil war epic based on Kubrick's The Downslope

23 June 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The anti-war tale based on Stanley Kubrick’s unfilmed script will be the first in an ambitious trilogy that charts American history from the wild west era onwards

Marc Forster, the German director of The Kite Runner and World War Z, is to take charge of the first in a trilogy of movies based on Stanley Kubrick’s unfilmed American civil war screenplay The Downslope.

The historical epic centres on the fierce rivalry between Union general George Armstrong Custer and Confederate colonel John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost for his stealth and cunning on the battlefield. The screenplay was written by Kubrick in 1956, after the American director’s little-seen 1953 debut feature Fear and Desire and prior to his 1957 first world war period piece Paths of Glory.

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- Ben Child

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Filmmaker Marc Forster to make Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Downslope’ into a trilogy

22 June 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As reported by Deadline, Stanley Kubrick’s written script for The Downslope will now be made into a film series by World War Z and Finding Neverland director Marc Forster, who will serve as producer for all three films and director for the first. Kubrick wrote the script in 1956 after his film Fear and Desire hit theaters, and before he started working on Paths of Glory. The film is said to be “a sweeping, historical action-drama,” according to Deadline, and will revolve around the Civil War. The first film of the trilogy will be based on Kubrick’s script and concept, and the subsequent films will expand on his original ideas and focus on the after-effects of the Civil War.

Kubrick’s death in 1999 has obviously not stopped his ideas from reaching the big screen, as seen with Spielberg’s film A.I. Artificial Intelligence in 2001. That film was brought about »

- Sarah

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Film Casting: The Downslope, Midnight Sun, Michael Keaton in Imagine Agents

22 June 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Downslope, Midnight Sun, Imagine Agents, and other films have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States. The castings, screenwriters, and directors are subject to change.

Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, And Their Amazing Around The World Adventure

Warner Bros. has preemptively acquired author David Howard’s book proposal “Chasing Phil: The World’s Greatest Con Man, Two Undercover FBI Agents, And Their Amazing Around The World Adventure” for Robert Downey Jr. to produce and potentially star

The book proposal details the FBI’s first foray into white collar crime-fighting and its use of agents as long-term, undercover operatives. The story follows two young FBI agents as they infiltrate the world of Phil Kitzer, the charismatic mastermind behind dozens of multi-million dollar schemes and his international network of associates known as The Fraternity. »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Marc Forster to Turn Stanley Kubrick's 'The Downslope' into a Trilogy

22 June 2015 4:18 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

New Stanley Kubrick movies?! Not just one, but an entire trilogy? Whoa! Cool. Deadline is reporting that Marc Forster, director of Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, Machine Gun Preacher and World War Z previously, has signed on to develop a feature film trilogy based on Stanley Kubrick's lost original screenplay The Downslope, that Kubrick wrote in 1956. Forster will direct & produce the first movie in the trilogy, then will only produce the other two, with other directors being lined up (most likely, but as of yet unconfirmed). This will be a "sweeping, historical action-drama" during the Civil War about Confederate Army Col. John S. Mosby who goes after Gen. Custer. The legendary, seminal filmmaker Stanley Kubrick originally wrote the script for The Downslope in 1956, apparently spending years "studying, developing and writing the story." He wrote it after the release of Fear and Desire, »

- Alex Billington

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Marc Forster to create trilogy from Stanly Kubrick's script The Downslope

22 June 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

There's no question that Stanley Kubrick's way of filmmaking brought some serious attention to his films (and still do), and while kids these days may not get a chance to experience a new Kubrick film in theaters, it looks like they're going to get the next best thing. Director Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum Of Solace) is developing a film trilogy based on a 1956 screenplay written... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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