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Robert Zemeckis interview: The Walk, modern filmmaking

4 October 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chatted to Robert Zemeckis about his dizzying new film, The Walk, and the job of a movie director…

Now in his fifth decade of movie-making, you might assume that Robert Zemeckis’ stature as a director would make it easy to attract funding for a new project. Not so. His latest feature, The Walk, took a decade to get to cinemas, a decade during which multiple investors passed on a film they didn’t see as slotting in to a tried and tested category. Based on the true story of Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, you can see their point.  Part salute to the ineffable act of artistic creation, part theme park attraction, The Walk doesn’t pigeonhole easily. But then, Zemeckis’ films rarely do.

The enforced wait turned out to be fortuitous. In that ten years, digital and 3D technology »

- louisamellor

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Why Fred Savage put directing on hold to star in 'The Grinder'

28 September 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Grinder" debuts tomorrow night at 8:30 on Fox as the most promising new network sitcom this fall. Some of that's just by default — as I've said, this is a poor freshman class — but some of it's the fun of watching Rob Lowe (playing a former TV legal drama star who returns home to Idaho to help out the family law practice) at his most cheerfully self-parodying, and much of it is the pleasure of having Fred Savage back in front of the camera in his first regular series role since the short-lived "Crumbs" back in 2006. Savage, like Ron Howard, was a natural child actor as both a little kid (in movies like "The Princess Bride" and "Vice Versa") and a teenager (growing up as the avatar of all things Baby Boomer on "The Wonder Years"), and seemed well-equipped to make the transition into adult acting once he graduated from Stanford. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Movie Review – Solace (2015)

27 September 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Solace, 2015

Directed by Afonso Poyart.

Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Abbie Cornish and Colin Farrell.


A clairvoyant physician is drawn out of retirement by the FBI in order to help investigate a serial killer who may have precognitive abilities of his own.

The script that would go on to become serial killer thriller Solace originated back in the early noughties as a sequel to David Fincher’s pitch-black 90s classic Se7en. Subsequently, the film spent a long time in development hell throughout the decade and the script by Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven) received several rewrites, most recently from Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan. Unfortunately, the end result suggests that you really can’t polish a cinematic turd.

Investigating a string of murders, FBI agents Joe (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Katherine (Abbie Cornish) are stumped by the killer’s bizarre method of delivering painless death. Joe brings in »

- Tom Beasley

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'Who's the Boss?' Star Danny Pintauro Reveals He Is HIV Positive

26 September 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Former child actor Danny Pintauro has revealed that he is HIV positive. Pintauro — who played Jonathan on the Tony Danza sitcom Who's the Boss? — told Oprah Winfrey during Saturday's episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? that he was diagnosed with the virus in 2003 but has waited until now to go public with the news. { "nid": 700072, "type": "gallery", "title": "Surviving Child Stardom: How 9 Actors Fared, From Jodie Foster to Amanda Bynes (Photos)", "path": "", "relative-path": "/gallery/child-stars-are-they-700072" } "I wanted to tell you this a

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- Ryan Gajewski

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10 Former Child Stars, Then & Now…

24 September 2015 10:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ah, the child actor. For everyone that makes it, there’s about a dozen that don’t. Not all former child stars can be as lucky as the likes of Natalie Portman or Jodie Foster… Some make that one magical movie and are never seen again.

In a new feature on The Hollywood News, we take a look at ten former child stars then, and now.

Let’s kick this one off with an obvious one.

Macauley Culkin


Macauley Culkin charmed the world with his debut in the classic Home Alone movie from 1990, but following an okay-ish sequel and a few hits in the years that followed (Richie Rich, The Good Son etc), Culkin disappeared off the map for a while. There was a comeback, briefly in 2003 with the film Party Monster, featuring a 23 year-old Culkin, but then nothing. Culkin is enjoying some success in recent years with appearances »

- Paul Heath

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My Fun Interview with Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro for .The Intern.

21 September 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

My life is complete. I had finally interviewed the great Robert De Niro! And he.s with Anne Hathaway to boot! The two star in the upcoming fantastic dramedy .The Intern. where De Niro plays the title role and Hathaway is his boss. This is from writer/director Nancy Meyers. In this interview, we talked about:

. How Hathaway maintained her composure working with De Niro for the first time

. Why De Niro decided to team up with Hathaway and Nancy Meyers also for the first time

. Why they both love Palm Springs!

. And what De Niro movie would Hathaway intern for? Wait until you see their reaction when I told them I want to be Jodie Foster in .Taxi Driver!. Ha!


- Manny

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'Summers Downstairs' wins at Oldenburg

21 September 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tom Sommerlatte’s debut Summers Downstairs (Im Sommer wohnt er unten) was picked by the audience at this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sep 16-20) for the German Independence Award.

The French-German co-production, handled internationally by Arri Worldsales, premiered in the Berlinale’s Perspektive Deutsches Kino sidebar in February, won Best Feature Film at the Achtung Berlin! festival in April, and was the opening film of Filmfest Schwerin in May.

There were double honours for Sommerlatte at the closing night gala on Sunday (Sep 20) when the nomination jury for the European Film Awards’ European Discovery - Prix Fipresci announced that Summers Downstairs had been chosen as one of five finalists.

The Seymour Cassel Award - in honour of one of Oldenburg’s aficianados - was shared this year for the first time between two actors: actress Sarah Silverman for her performance in I Smile Back and former European Shooting Star Nikola Rakočević for his role in »

- (Martin Blaney)

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Film Review: 'Ricki and the Flash'

7 September 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ What does a Jonathan Demme film look like? From features to docs to television, he has an old studio player's utilitarian work ethic; restless and unfussy. Aside from the musical fixation, there's little in the way of recurring thematic concerns or visual tics. To rephrase the question, where is the auteur in Jonathan Demme? His new film, Ricki and the Flash (2015), gives us the answer almost immediately. The camera tracks a man into a bar then pulls up to find the band playing on stage. We switch between band and audience throughout the song - the shared bonhomie of musical communion. It is a kind of unspoken, unassuming connection that makes a Jonathan Demme film.

It's there in his great concert films - David Byrne practically can-canning his way through the jauntier numbers of Stop Making Sense (1984), engerising the band around him. It's in the trajectory of his three Neil Young films, »

- CineVue UK

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Venice Film Review: ‘Equals’

4 September 2015 4:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Equals” director Drake Doremus has good news and bad news about the future. The bad news is that love, sex and anything to do with human emotion has been eradicated, which means it won’t be easy for Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart to follow through on the longing gazes they exchange from across their post-apocalyptic habitat. On the bright side, however, the fashion’s not bad (much classier than those high-waisted trousers the future folk wear in Spike Jonze’s “Her”) and the architecture is downright fantastic, so there’s plenty to satisfy the peepers, even above and beyond this conceptual romance’s already easy-on-the-eyes (and even easier-to-market) co-stars.

Younger-skewing than Doremus’ two first films, “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In,” this simplistic and over-obvious allegory of love — from the emotion’s hesitant origins to its potentially tragic fizzle — should resonate most with the arthouse-going segment of the “Twilight” fanbase, »

- Peter Debruge

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Hannibal Creator Bryan Fuller Talks Season 4 And Silence Of The Lambs

31 August 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This past Saturday, NBC called time on its chilling horror drama Hannibal. Chilling thanks to the hard work orchestrated by its creator Bryan Fuller, who adapted Thomas Harris’ novels into three seasons of mind-boggling brilliance, the likes of which rarely grace the small screen. Nevertheless, the network axed the show, making this weekend’s episode both the season and series finale.

Despite all the major networks and streaming outlets turning down the chance to snap up the show, Fuller remains cautiously optimistic on the future of the series. His faith in Lecter’s continued story is such, that in a recent batch of interviews to ring out Hannibal’s exit, he spoke on the subject of what that elusive season 4 might look like as he told Hitfix:

Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a feature film. The season 4 that we were going to tell is such a restart »

- Gem Seddon

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Golden Globes poll: Will Cecil B. DeMille award go to Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Jessica Lange or ... ?

31 August 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our forums posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, are furiously debating who the Golden Globes will choose to honor with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. As the announcements of George Clooney last year and Woody Allen in 2013 came in mid-September, we expect the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. to reveal this year's recipient soon. In this century, only two women -- Barbra Streisand (2000) and Jodie Foster (2013) -- have numbered among the 14 honorees. We wondered if a woman will be chosen this time around and asked our forum posters to suggest possibilities.   Related: Honorary Oscars to Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds -Break- Below are profiles of 16 actresses over 50 who might be on the radar of the selection committee. Read through our list and then vote in our poll as to the most likely recipient. We will do the same in the coming days for the fellows and »

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Scorsese (Costly) Short Featuring the Director, DiCaprio, and De Niro Has Been Pulled from Venice Festival

29 August 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »

- Anna Robinson

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

26 August 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »

- Zac Gille

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Buffalo Bill's Silence of the Lambs house is up for sale

20 August 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If you've got $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket and fancy owning one of cinema's creepiest houses, then good news! Buffalo Bill's house from The Silence of the Lambs is up for sale.

The three-storey Victorian family home near Perryopolis, Pennsylvania is now on the market after its owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, decided to move elsewhere following a 39-year residence.

Memorably, the house was the setting for the 1991 thriller's climax, where serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) kept his dungeon and FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) found herself in a very tricky situation involving a pair of night-vision goggles.

Those worrying whether there is a basement suitable for skin-removal hobbyists need not fear: that part of the film was shot on a soundstage, and not, say, somewhere near the old washing machine and all those abandoned VHS tapes you can't bear to part with.

Explaining why their house »

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12 Lesser Known Fall Movies You Should Be Excited About

20 August 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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With the summer blockbuster season coming to an end, it’s time to get hyped for an amazing selection of fall movies. There are dozens of films on the horizon that everyone’s looking forward to; The Hateful Eight, Spectre, The Hunger Games, and a little something called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to name just a few.

But what about the non blockbusters?

These lesser known twelve upcoming films could actually be incredible, but right now they’re being somewhat neglected with everyone so focused on Quentin Tarantino and Han Solo.

Here are 2015’s underlooked fall films you should be more excited for.

12. Sicario


Release date: September 18 (Us) / October 9 (UK)

In 2013, the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal film Prisoners was one of the most underappreciated movies of the year, a well constructed thriller with truly memorable characters. Director Denis Villeneuve followed that up with the strange but intriguing Enemy, »

- Brendan Morrow

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'Silence Of The Lambs' House Hits the Market ... Movie Memorabilia Included

20 August 2015 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

It puts the house on the market or else it gets the hose again. The 3-story Victorian home from "The Silence of the Lambs" – yes, the one used to hold Buffalo Bill’s skinsuit victims -- has hit the market, for a very reasonable price.   The 5-bedroom home, an hour south of Pittsburgh, was built in 1910 and its owners have barely changed a thing since the movie that won Best Picture was shot there in 1990. Asking price ... $300k. »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Silence of the Lambs’: Buffalo Bill’s House Goes Up for Sale

19 August 2015 4:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fictional victim-skinning serial killer Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb’s murder house has gone up for sale.

The Silence of the Lambs” villain’s home — a four-bedroom, one bathroom Victorian house set on a 1.76-acre lot in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — has hit the market for the cool price of $300,000.

The listing somehow manages to both embrace and reject the movie connection simultaneously, reading, “A landmark home…featured in the ‘Silence of the Lamb’ movie” and also calling the property a “statement of taste and prosperity” and a “near-perfect expression of comfort.”

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the 1910 Princess Anne home’s owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, explained how the house was used in the 1991 thriller.

“They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through,” Barbara Lloyd said. “They wanted it to look like a spider web, »

- Jacob Bryant

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"Silence of the Lambs" House For Sale

19 August 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The home used by Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine) in the Oscar-winning thriller "Silence of the Lambs" is going on the market. The three-story Victorian home near Perryopolis, Pennsylvania has been put up for sale by its owners for an asking price of $300,000.

The 63-year-old home owners, Scott and Barbara Lloyd, have decided to downsize and move to a smaller house a few miles away. They purchased the home in 1976 and were at home having dinner one night in 1989 when a producer knocked on their door.

Soon after a production crew spent six weeks getting the house ready for filming for a shoot that ran for only three days. Talking with TribLive about why their house was chosen, Barbara Lloyd says:

"They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through. They wanted it to look like a spider web, with Buffalo »

- Garth Franklin

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