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Doc Corner: 'Miss Sharon Jones!'

19 July 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here. Each Tuesday we bring you reviews and features on documentaries from theatres, festivals, and on demand.

Barbara Kopple is an old-fashioned filmmaker who is free of flash. Whether she is documenting the lives of everyday people or celebrities, she has a knack for zeroing in on subjects whose lives demand closer inspection. We saw this in Shut Up & Sing about the Dixie Chicks and her Oscar-winning debut masterpiece Harlan County, USA, even in A Conversation with Gregory Peck, which we looked at recently. And we see it again in her latest film, Miss Sharon Jones! What could have been a simple tribute doc becomes something much more poignant by pointing her camera at a subject who’s trademark energy and spirit has been pointedly struck down my destructive cancer and its ramifications on those around her.

The early parts of Kopple’s film are actually a lot like its subject: hectic. »

- Glenn Dunks

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Star Wars Celebration 2016: What we learned

18 July 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Star Wars Celebration 2016: What we learnedStar Wars Celebration 2016: What we learnedJason Gorber7/18/2016 10:45:00 Am

Back when George Lucas announced that he was selling his company to Disney and entrusting his vision to a new generation of filmmakers, the director who I initially championed to have a crack at a Star Wars film was Rian Johnson. His film Looper proves to be a wonderful example of how to balance sophisticated narrative, swashbuckling adventure and wry, sardonic humour all in one gloriously visual package.

Johnson’s previous films like Brick gained him a cult following among enthusiasts, but perhaps his most watched work are the several "Breaking Bad" episodes he directed to great acclaim, including “Fly”, a memorable, Hitchcockian episode where an errant pest disrupts the protagonists as they cook up their illicit goods. John Boyega described the shoot as “Rian doing an indie movie within a franchise”, and »

- Jason Gorber

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Annette Bening to be Honored at San Diego International Film Festival

14 July 2016 6:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Diego International Film Festival has selected Annette Bening as the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema, Variety has learned exclusively.

The award will be presented Sept, 29 at the festival’s Night of the Stars Tribute at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California. The festival is in its 15th year, and will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.

Bening will next be seen on screen in Mike Mills’ family drama “20th Century Women,” in Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and in Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes biopic “Rules Don’t Apply.”

Bening has been nominated for Academy Awards for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

Annette Bening has captivated audiences for years with her spectacular performances, and now we couldn’t be more excited to honor her this year with the Gregory Peck Award, »

- Dave McNary

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Ted Kotcheff on Making First Blood, Changing Rambo’s Suicide Mission and (Not) Working with Kirk Douglas

7 June 2016 8:51 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Most filmmakers are lucky if they can master one genre in their lifetime, but over the course of a sixty-year career Ted Kotcheff has conquered several. He helmed a grimly funny suspense classic (Wake in Fright); a literate, witty Gregory Peck Western (Billy Two-Hats); fast and funny comedies (Fun with Dick and Jane, Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe); and dramedies where the laughs coexist with unsettling insights into the dark side of the human condition (North Dallas Forty, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz). All of his films are characterized by a vibrant pictorial sense – no one […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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Movie Alert! TCM (North America) Features Memorial Day Blockbuster Line-up

29 May 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

In recognition of Memorial Day, Turner Classic Movies (North America) features a blockbuster string of classic films showing back-to-back on Monday. Consider this line-up: "55 Days at Peking" starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven, , "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough, "The  Guns of Navarone" starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven, "Where Eagles Dare" starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood and "Kelly's Heroes" starring Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles. Things kick off at 11:30 Am (Est).  »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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13 Cursed Movies for Friday the 13th (Photos)

13 May 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Happy Friday the 13th. Making movies is a business that proves that Murphy’s Law is a real and horrifying thing. For these 13 movies, chaos, misfortune, and sometimes an unnerving amount of death hovered over like a black raincloud that won’t go away. Over the course of the making of the Poltergeist trilogy, four cast members died. The most shocking was 12-year-old Heather O’Rourke, who died of septic shock at age 12. No one was seriously hurt during filming of The Omen. but chaos seemed to surround everyone involved. Star Gregory Peck and screenwriter David Seltzer had their flights struck by. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93

9 May 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former SAG president William Schallert, best known as TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show,” died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son Edwin confirmed his death.

His most memorable role was as beloved TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-66). The performance still resonates: TV Guide slotted him at No. 39 on its list of Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004.

Schallert would be familiar to many for his memorable appearance on the famous “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of the original “Star Trek” series: He played Nilz Baris, the agriculture undersecretary who is outraged to discover that the furry, endlessly reproducing aliens have devoured all the grain.

Schallert served as SAG president from 1979-81 and oversaw a three-month strike in 1980 that centered around rates and residuals for pay TV, videocassettes and videodiscs and included a successful boycott of the year’s primetime Emmy Awards. »

- Laura Haefner

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William Schallert, Former SAG President and ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93

9 May 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former SAG president William Schallert, best known as TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show,” died Sunday in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 93. His son Edwin confirmed his death.

His most memorable role was as beloved TV dad Martin Lane on “The Patty Duke Show” (1963-66). The performance still resonates: TV Guide slotted him at No. 39 on its list of Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004.

Schallert would be familiar to many for his memorable appearance on the famous “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode of the original “Star Trek” series: He played Nilz Baris, the agriculture undersecretary who is outraged to discover that the furry, endlessly reproducing aliens have devoured all the grain.

Schallert served as SAG president from 1979-81 and oversaw a three-month strike in 1980 that centered around rates and residuals for pay TV, videocassettes and videodiscs and included a successful boycott of the year’s primetime Emmy Awards. »

- Laura Haefner

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The Omen prequel in development at 20th Century Fox

30 April 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like the long-running horror franchise The Omen is heading back to the big screen, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that 20th Century Fox is in development on a prequel to the original movie titled The First Omen.

The site reports that Antonio Campos (Christine) is in talks to direct the project, which will be produced by David S. Goyer and Kevin Turen through their Phantom Four production company. The script has been penned by Ben Jacoby (Bleed).

The Omen was released in 1976 and starred Gregory Peck as an American Ambassador who adopts a child, Damien, who turns out to be the Antichrist. The film spawned three sequels and a 2006 remake, as well as a TV series in 1995 and the new A&E show Damien, which premiered in March.

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- Gary Collinson

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Movie News: Paul Rudd to Star as Baseball Player Turned Spy; Prequel to 'The Omen' on Its Way

29 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Catcher Was a Spy: Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) will star as Moe Berg in The Catcher Was a Spy. It's based on a popular book by Nicholas Dawidoff that told the true story of a professional baseball player who led a double life as a spy for the U.S. during World War II. Robert Rodat (Saving Private Ryan) wrote the screenplay; Ben Lewin (The Sessions) will direct. [Deadline]   The First Omen: A prequel to 1976's The Omen is in the works. The original starred Gregory Peck as an American ambassador in Europe whose adopted son Damien may be the son of the Devil. It spawned two sequels and a remake, as well as a TV series that is currently airing. Ben Jacoby wrote the script for the prequel script, The First Omen. Antonio Campos is in negotiations to direct...

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- Peter Martin

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Prequel to ‘The Omen’ in the works at 20th Century Fox

29 April 2016 12:39 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A prequel to the 1970s horror movie The Omen is in the works over at 20th Century Fox, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Antonio Campos, whose film Christine wowed the crowds at this year’s Sundance Film Festival back in January, will direct the film for the studio, which is being referred to as The First Omen.

The original movie, released 40 years ago, saw Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist. Two sequels and a 2006 remake followed that movie, and it looks like Fox wants to revive the franchise once again with the planned prequel.

The First Omen will be produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen. That’s all that we have for now, but we’ll bring you more news as we get it.

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- Paul Heath

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‘The Omen’ Prequel Movie in the Works at Fox

28 April 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox is developing “The First Omen,” a prequel to 1976’s horror-thriller “The Omen,” with Antonio Campos in talks to direct and David S. Goyer on board to produce.

Ben Jacoby has written the script for the prequel. Campos directed “Christine,” which premiered at Sundance and starred Rebecca Hall as Christine Chubbuck, the 29-year-old news reporter who committed suicide on live television in 1974.

Goyer, best known for his work on “The Dark Knight” trilogy, is producing with Kevin Turen through their Phantom Four banner.

The Omen” was directed by Richard Donner from a David Seltzer script. The film, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick and David Warner, revolved around a young child adopted at birth by an American Ambassador and his wife who are unaware that the child is the Antichrist.

The Omen” was a strong box office performer with over $60 million and won an Academy Award for best original score for Jerry Goldsmith. »

- Dave McNary

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A Prequel To 'The Omen' In The Works

28 April 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antonio Campos, the indie filmmaker who most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine, is in negotiations to helm the prequel for supernatural horror thriller titled The First Omen at 20th Century Fox.

The First Omen was written by Ben Jacoby and David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the prequel through their Phantom Four banner.

The original film which was directed by Richard Donner (SupermanThe Goonies and the Lethal Weapon movies) starred the great Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist.

The 1976 Omen was one of the biggest hits of the year and was considered one of the scariest movies of the decade at that time. The Omen spawned two film sequels and a series of novels. There was also a remake of the film back in 2006 which was directed »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The Omen Prequel Is Happening at 20th Century Fox

28 April 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The problem with most prequels is that the original never intended to show you what happened before the events deemed worthy enough to depict in a movie. But that isn't stopping the brain trust at 20th Century Fox from moving forward on The First Omen, a precursor to the 1976 classic that introduced Damien to the world. Antonio Campos, who made waves with his Sundance hit Christine (not a Stephen King remake) is in talks to direct.

A grown-up Damien is at the center of a new A&E horror series that debuted earlier this year, and 20th Century Fox already blew it with their critically panned remake of The Omen in 2006. So they're taking this long-standing horror franchise in a totally new direction. This next movie is produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen under their Phantom Four banner. There are no story details. The movie will tell what happened »

- MovieWeb

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'The Omen': Prequel to 1976 horror classic in development

28 April 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Horror fans have something new to scream about as 20th Century Fox is planning a prequel to The Omen. According to THR.com, the studio is looking to revisit the 1976 classic about a young boy who may just be the son of Satan. That movie, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick and was directed by Richard Donner, won an Oscar for Best Original Score. It also earned Harvey Stephens a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Damian.   The publication is reporting that Fox is looking to Antonio Campos as a potential director. Campos was most recently behind the camera for the film Christine. That movie is about the on-air suicide by television reporter Christine Chubbuck. The Omen grossed an inflation-adjusted $240 million. It also led three follow-ups: Damien: The Omen Part II (1978), Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981) and the made-for-tv Omen IV: The Awakening (1991). The original movie was remade »

- David Eckstein

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20th Century Fox Developing The Omen Prequel Film

28 April 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Listen closely and you might hear haunting chants in the distance, because a prequel to 1976’s The Omen is in development at 20th Century Fox.

According to THR, 20th Century Fox is developing The First Omen, a prequel movie to The Omen, which first hit theaters nearly 40 years ago.

Written by Ben Jacoby (Bleed), The First Omen could have a director soon, as Antonio Campos (2016’s Christine, Simon Killer, Afterschool) is in talks to step behind the camera for the film. David Goyer and his Phantom Four label will produce the project.

As many horror fans know, The Omen focused on a young boy named Damien who was the Antichrist, often bringing suffering to those around him, including his adoptive parents: American Diplomat Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) and Katherine Thorn (Lee Remick). The Omen was followed by three film sequels, a 2006 remake, and a sequel series called Damien that’s currently airing on A&E. »

- Derek Anderson

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A Prequel To "The Omen" In The Works

28 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Indie filmmaker Antonio Campos ("Simon Killer") is in negotiations to direct a prequel to the famed supernatural horror thriller "The Omen" at 20th Century Fox.

The Richard Donner-directed original starred Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his five-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist.

Titled "The First Omen," the prequel is being penned by Ben Jacoby but specifics are being kept under wraps. It will be the first prequel in the franchise which has scored three film sequels, a remake, and a currently airing TV sequel.

David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the film through their Phantom Four company.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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'The Omen' Movie Prequel in the Works (Exclusive)

27 April 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Forty years after it was first released, The Omen is coming back to the big screen as a prequel that is being pieced together by 20th Century Fox. Antonio Campos, the indie filmmaker who most recently directed the Sundance movie Christine, is in negotiations to helm the supernatural horror thriller titled The First Omen, which is being produced by David Goyer and Kevin Turen and their Phantom Four banner. The original movie starred the great Gregory Peck as an ambassador who comes to believe that his 5-year-old son may be the living embodiment of the Antichrist. The movie, directed

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- Borys Kit

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Academy Unveils New Exhibition Celebrating Gregory Peck’s Centennial

21 April 2016 12:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In honor of his 100th birthday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Wednesday evening unveiled Gregory Peck: A Centennial Celebration Exhibition at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center For Motion Picture Study. The exhibit features photos, home movie footage shot by Peck on his many film locations, his original heavily annotated script from his Oscar-winning role in To Kill A Mockingbird, both of his Academy Awards (one was for his humanitarian work) and numerous… »

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Cape Fear

18 April 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Our series on remakes continues with a graphic reimagining of a moody suspense thriller from the 1960s. This week, Cinelinx looks at Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991).

 Both versions of this film have very similar plots—based on the novel “The Executioners” by John D. MacDonald—but the approach of the respective directors are so different that the two films become very distinct. The original 1962 version of Cape Fear is a Hitchcockian suspense drama, while the 1991 remake is more of a slasher film. Both films tell the story of an obsessed ex-con/rapist who manipulates the loopholes of the law in order to stalk a man he hates. It’s interesting to see the same story interpreted so differently.

 The 1962 version starred Gregory Peck, one of the greatest actors of his—or any other—generation, along with Robert Mitchum, who is wonderfully menacing as the villain. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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