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The Revelations Of Raising Cain Recut

8 hours ago | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

When Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain bowed in American theaters during the summer of 1992, it was anticipated by fans of the director as a welcome return to the sort of formalist genre contraption he hadn’t indulged in since the creative blow-out (forgive me) of Body Double eight years earlier. However, when the lights came up, even within the ranks of the De Palma faithful there was polarization. A handful defended it as one of the director’s masterpieces, while a greater number seemed to consider it at best middle-tier De Palma, a fully committed attempt to deal with typical De Palma-esque narrative elasticity and thematic concerns such as time, chronology and dream logic, all in the context of an examination of the morphing perimeters of American masculinity and parental responsibility which somehow, in the end, seemed as out of balance as its psychically fractured protagonist. Meanwhile, the »

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A touch of glamour by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 September 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Dressmaker director Jocelyn Moorhouse on Sophie Theallet: "I met her because we are both good friends with Rupert Everett." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Loving Billy Wilder, watching Sunset Boulevard, an Audrey Hepburn Sabrina remodeling, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone, Alice B Toklas in Paris, South Pacific, David and Albert Maysles' Grey Gardens, consulting with Sophie Theallet about Madeleine Vionnet and Cristóbal Balenciaga - Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin revealed the underpinnings of The Dressmaker.

Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage: "We're entering a fable. Although the story, of course, is very truthful and universal."

Based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, screenplay Pj Hogan and Moorhouse, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving with Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox (Alison Maclean's The Rehearsal), Gyton Grantley, Alison Whyte, Shane Bourne, and Barry Otto (Gracie Otto and »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Early Mars Attacks script lists Donald Trump as president

19 September 2016 2:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Sep 19, 2016

Long before Tim Burton's movie, a Mars Attacks screenplay written by Alex Cox lists Donald Trump as an ex-us president...

Mars Attacks! is likely remembered by most as a Tim Burton joint. Released in 1996, the alien invasion comedy featured an eclectic cast - Danny DeVito, Michael J Fox, Tom Jones and Jack Nicholson to name a few - and stood as a macabre counterpoint to that year's other big invasion flick, Independence Day.

Mars Attacks had a long half-life in Hollywood before Burton even got involved, however. The project was originally dreamed up by Repo Man director Alex Cox, who'd collected the infamous trading cards of the same name when he was a child. Cox first proposed an adaptation for Mars Attacks to Orion Pictures in 1985, and wrote three drafts of a screenplay over the course of four years. You can read drafts two and three »

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Eerie New UK Re-Release Trailer for Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

18 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jack is back. The BFI have unveiled a brand new trailer for the upcoming UK re-release of the horror classic The Shining, directed by the one-and-only Stanley Kubrick. A full 144-minute digitally restored version of the film will be screening in a few UK cinemas around Halloween - you can find theater listings here. While I assume we've all seen this film and are quite familiar with most of it, it's always fun to watch a new trailer for a beloved classic film. Even Rodney Ascher, director of the Room 237 doc, commented on Twitter: "Impressive new trailer!" The Shining stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone & Joe Turkel. Redrum. "Demands to be seen on the big screen." Here's the new re-release trailer for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, direct from BFI's YouTube: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where »

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Jack is Back in U.K. Theatrical Re-Release Trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’

16 September 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Those in the U.K. were recently lucky enough to experience Barry Lyndon on the big screen and now another Stanley Kubrick masterpiece will be coming their way just in time for Halloween. The Shining, his adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel, will arrive on October 28 in select U.K. theaters and ahead of the release, they’ve released a new haunting trailer.

The release will be from a new digital transfer by Warner Bros. and, unlike the original European release, this one will be the U.S. version, which clocks in at 144 minutes, a full 24 minutes longer than what audiences in the country saw back in 1980. This new trailer, which mixes the voice-over of “Red Rum” with some lines from Jack Nicholson‘s character, expertly ratchets up the tension.

Check it out below and watch a documentary on the making of the film here.

If you’re in the U. »

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Newswire: Joe Dante’s Batman movie would have starred John Lithgow as the Joker

15 September 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

Somewhere out in the cosmos, there exists a parallel world—an Earth-Two if you will—in which Jack Nicholson was never The Joker. A reality without that iconic mirror-smashing scene or the sublime weirdness of the “Batdance.” This is a universe in which we are all still arguing about whether Heath Ledger was a better Joker than John Lithgow. (Yes, even in this weird world, the opinion of Jared Leto’s attempt in unanimous.) As Joe Dante revealed in a recent interview with Psychotronic Cinema, he was given the chance to direct a Batman film before Tim Burton ever was.

“Well, the Batman that I was going to do would have been completely different from what they ended up making,” Dante said, before explaining that the vision he and screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz (an uncredited writer on Gremlins) had for the film “was certainly darker than the TV version,” which was »

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John Lithgow Was Almost the Joker in Joe Dante's Canceled Batman Movie

14 September 2016 4:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There are many stories in Hollywood of potentially great superhero movies that never got made, and now we have yet another one to add to that list. Gremlins director Joe Dante, as it turns out, had been approached prior to Tim Burton to direct a Batman movie for Warner Bros. Not only that, but he revealed that he had plans to make John Lithgow The Joker in what would have been his version.

Joe Dante recently talked a bit about the project in an interview with Psychotronic Cinema. The screenplay for this Batman movie that never was would have been based on a screenplay written by Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote the Roger Moore Bond movie Live and Let Die. In terms of tone, the movie would have been darker than the 1960s Batman TV series, but not as gritty as the Christopher Nolan movies. Here is what the director had to say about it. »

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Joe Dante Could Have Directed A Batman Movie With John Lithgow As The Joker

14 September 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Tim Burton’s Batman shook the pop culture landscape in some pretty profound ways when it first arrived back in 1989. Burton transformed into a go-to blockbuster guy. Michael Keaton proved himself to be more than just a comedian. Jack Nicholson became absurdly wealthy. And perhaps most importantly, millions of people around the world willingly paid hard-earned […]

The post Joe Dante Could Have Directed A Batman Movie With John Lithgow As The Joker appeared first on /Film. »

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Is Heath Ledger’s Joker really the best?

11 September 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Whatever your opinion on Jared Leto’s Joker may be, it seems to have opened up a discussion about the character. Many are looking to Heath Ledger’s version of the smiling assassin and believe he is the best. But what of the other Jokers from the past?

Looking into who has played Joker, many nostalgic fans will point to Cesar Romero as their favourite, and his version portrayed in the television show is iconic. What this interpretation is lacking though is that killer edge that many enjoy in the Joker character, but we have to remember that this is a version for children, and one before the dark days of The Killing Joke.

When we get to the movies, there is of course Jack Nicholson from 1989’s Batman. For many this version is the truly the best movie representation of the clown-faced killer. In this dark world of Gotham City, »

- Gary Collinson

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A Critical Appreciation of Tim Burton’s Films

8 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When you watch a movie by Tim Burton, you’re never entirely sure what you’re going to see next, but you do know that you’re going to be dazzled by a kind of wild-and-woolly exuberant gothic dementia, drawn into a connection with a character who almost any other filmmaker would treat as a mere sideshow. The filmmaker will have his hands and feet encased in cement Sept. 8 in the forecourt of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood ahead of the release of his latest film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

In Burton’s world, it’s the sideshow that’s center stage. For 30 years now, he has been Hollywood’s reigning pop poet of fractured-fairy-tale outsiders: the misfits and the oddballs, the jokers and the wackadoos, the headless horsemen and the humanoid apes, the cracked aesthetes and the misunderstood monsters. His movies are hellzapoppin’ comic nightmares populated »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Horror Highlights: Street Food Cinema’s October Screenings, Two On The Run, Death House Trailer

7 September 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Street Food Cinema's outdoor October screenings in Los Angeles will offer a wide variety of festive fun and frights on the silver screen, including 1986's Little Shop of Horrors. We also have details on the new short film based on the winner of Crypt TV and Movie Pilot's recent contest, as well as the official trailer for Harrison Smith's Death House, which features an all-star lineup of actors from the horror genre.

Street Food Cinema's October Screenings: Press Release: Are you frightened? You most certainly will be. Join Street Food Cinema as we head into the spooky season with ghost, ghouls, and even a few laughs! Starting on October 1st and all through the month, Sfc will be bringing you the greatest horror movies known to man, the best indie bands with sounds that’ll wake the dead and ghoulish food that will make you say, “feed me, Seymour, »

- Derek Anderson

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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's The Shining

4 September 2016 4:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Becky Lea Sep 12, 2016

Our lookbacks at the screen adaptations of Stephen King arrive at the door of The Shining...

And so we arrive at the second in our series of lookbacks at the film adaptations of Stephen King's work. And it's a bit of a special one.

The Film: Well, you likely know. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) is a writer in need of a job and so he takes the opportunity to spend the winter at Colorado’s Overlook Hotel, up in the mountains. With him is his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and his son Danny (Danny Lloyd). Danny has an imaginary friend named Tony who warns him that heading to the Overlook is a really bad idea. When there, Danny talks with the cook, Dick Halloran (Scatman Crothers) and the pair reveal that they can communicate telepathically, something which Dick calls ‘shining’. Soon, the family are left on »

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Films For Labor Day Weekend

3 September 2016 5:32 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Labor Day celebrates working people and the labor unions that brought working people the 40-hour work week, the 8-hour day, overtime pay, work-place safety, paid holidays and vacations, and a host of other protections and benefits. To honor those hard-working people and organized labor, here is a list (in no particular order) of a dozen worthy narrative films for Labor Day.

Norma Rae (1979)

For many people, the words “labor union” bring to mind the image of Sally Field standing up in defiance in “Norma Rae.” Field won an Oscar for her unforgettable, inspiring character, a worker in a Southern textile factory who becomes involved in labor organizing and stands up to management after the factory workers’ health is threatened in the workplace. This stirring drama, based on a true story, also stars Beau Bridges as Norma Rae’s husband Sonny and Ron Leibman as an union organizer from the Northeast. »

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Faye Dunaway, 75, Opens Up about Movies, Men, and the Problem with Mommie Dearest

2 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

She created some of Hollywood's most memorable roles in such revolutionary films as Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown and Network while simultaneously seducing a generation, but Faye Dunaway never thought she was beautiful as a young girl growing up in Bascom, Florida. When she first saw herself in the early dailies of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967, she couldn't look at the screen. "Just to see the face, to see that it's too round - but it was more than that," she says. "I didn't think my face was beautiful. I guess I found a lot wrong with it." And what about her remarkable cheekbones? »

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Faye Dunaway, 75, Opens Up about Movies, Men, and the Problem with Mommie Dearest

2 September 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

She created some of Hollywood's most memorable roles in such revolutionary films as Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown and Network while simultaneously seducing a generation, but Faye Dunaway never thought she was beautiful as a young girl growing up in Bascom, Florida. When she first saw herself in the early dailies of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967, she couldn't look at the screen. "Just to see the face, to see that it's too round - but it was more than that," she says. "I didn't think my face was beautiful. I guess I found a lot wrong with it." And what about her remarkable cheekbones? »

- Liz McNeil and Kara Warner

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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne join Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying

1 September 2016 | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some!! helmer Richard Linklater is currently developing his next movie Last Flag Flying, a “sort of” sequel to Hal Ashby’s The Last Detail, and THR is reporting that Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) and Laurence Fishburne (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) are all in talks to appear in the film.

Based on the 2005 novel by Darryl Ponicsan (his follow-up to 1970’s The Last Detail), Last Flag Flying follows the trio of characters from The Last Detail. The original film starred Jack Nicholson and Otis Young as two Navy officers tasked with escorting a young sailor (Randy Quaid) to prison but opt to show him a good time along the way. Linklater’s film will pick up a few decades later, with the sailor now enlisting the aid of his former captors in order to bring home the body of his son, who has been killed in Iraq. »

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Last Flag Flying Is The Name Of Richard Linklater’s Latest – And It’s Already Cast Three A-Listers

31 August 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Buoyed by the remarkable success of Everybody Wants Some!!, director Richard Linklater is remaining firmly in the realm of spiritual successors with his latest creative venture, Last Flag Flying.

It’s already off to a flyer – no pun intended – as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne have all opened negotiations to board the long-gestating project, one described as a quasi-sequel to Darryl Ponsican novel The Last Detail

Indeed, news of Last Flag Flying sparking into life has been a long time coming, given the project has been on Linklater’s radar for the better part of a decade. It seems the stars have now aligned, though, after the filmmaker carved out a space on his bustling slate to finally hoist this languishing drama off the ground.

Ordering Carell, Cranston and Fishburne to the high seas, Linklater had initially intended to reunite Jack Nicholson, »

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Newswire: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Laurence Fishburne join Richard Linklater film

30 August 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

As reported by Variety, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell have signed on to star in Last Flag Flying, the next film from Richard Linklater. The movie is an adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 novel of the same name, which was a sequel to his 1970 book The Last Detail. That book was previously made into a movie starring Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, and Otis Young, making Linklater’s Last Flag Flying a “sequel of sorts,” as Variety calls it.

The Last Detail starred Nicholson and Young as Billy Badass and Mule, two Navy boys tasked with escorting an 18-year-old sailor named Meadows (Quaid) to prison after he tries to steal money from his commanding officer. However, they decide to show him a good time instead, and the trio goes on a series of adventures throughout the northeastern United States before Quaid is given to the authorities. Last ...


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Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston may co-star in 'Last Detail' sequel for Linklater

30 August 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Richard Linklater has long since earned my eternal loyalty as an audience member. I may not love every film he makes, but I know that when he sets out to make a movie, there’s going to be some reason, some idea, some element of the story that Linklater couldn’t resist. He has such an interesting relationship to time in his films, and he is far more motivated by character than he is by plot, which I like. Like many filmmakers his age, he’s had a long and public interest in the films and filmmakers of the ‘70s. When Darryl Ponsican published a sequel to The Last Detail as a novel, Linklater was immediately attached, and he was going to make the film with Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid both reprising their roles from the original. That was huge news at the time, and I remember how exciting a prospect that was. »

- Drew McWeeny

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New Richard Linklater Film ‘Detail’: Carell, Cranston & Fishbourne In Talks

30 August 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Richard Linklater’s next film will be Last Flag Flying, a movie that will act as a sequel to Jack Nicholson’s 1973 film The Last Detail. Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are in talks to topline the pic, though we’re told those are in early days. The original film, based on a book by Darryl Ponicsan, was about two member of the Navy who must shepherd a third to prison but have fun along the way. Last Flag Flying, also the title of Ponicsan’s follow-up… »

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