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Criterion Review: The In-Laws

13 hours ago | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ Alan Arkin and Peter Falk send up their dramatic personae to great effect in Arthur Hiller's 1979 The In-Laws, a wonderfully balanced and often hilarious comedy that benefits from the formidable talents of its leads. Sheldon Kornpett (Arkin) is a successful dentist excited about his daughter's impending wedding. Little does he know that the father of the groom (Falk), is waist-deep in organised crime, having recently pulled off the heist of the century. Invariably, Sheldon quickly becomes tied up with his new in-law Vince's nefarious dealings, forcing the pair to go on the lam in Honduras and attempt to hawk Vince's stolen Us Mint imprints to loopy military dictator General Garcia (Richard Libertini).

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- CineVue

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NYC Weekend Watch: Hitchcock-Grant, Double Features, Fellini & More

18 August 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

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Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant‘s collaborations are highlighted in a series that brings Notorious, Suspicion, and To Catch a Thief on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Prints of Max OphülsLetter from an Unknown Woman and Alan Arkin‘s Little Murders play on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

A print of James and the Giant Peach »

- Nick Newman

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Daily | Arthur Hiller, 1923 – 2016

18 August 2016 7:04 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Arthur Hiller, an Academy Award-nominated director whose long career began in live television and flourished in the movies in the 1970s with crowd-pleasers like the phenomenally successful Love Story, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles," writes Dave Kehr for the New York Times. As Patrick Hipes notes at Deadline, Love Story would lead "to a streak of big movies for Hiller that spanned especially comedy including The Hospital, penned by Paddy Chayefsky (who also wrote The Americanization of Emily); Silver Streak with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor; The In-Laws with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin; The Lonely Guy with Steve Martin; and Outrageous Fortune starring Shelley Long and Bette Midler. He also helmed the film adaptations of Neil Simon’s The Out of Towners and Plaza Suite." We're collecting remembrances. » - David Hudson »

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Director Arthur Hiller, whose 'In-Laws' was a perfect comedy, dies at 92

17 August 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Arthur Hiller was never the coolest filmmaker in the room. He leaves behind a list of films that were genuinely loved by audiences and an ocean of collaborators and friends who speak of him in glowing terms, and honestly, as a storyteller, what more could anyone ask? There’s certainly some cachet in the idea that you’re breaking new ground stylistically or you’re doing things that other people are ripping off or you’re part of some formal movement of deconstructionists. I like plenty of filmmakers who chase cool like it is oxygen, necessary for their entire existence. Arthur Hiller, though, was a meat and potatoes kind of guy, and he made movies that spoke to his optimistic view of who we could be as people, shot through with just a hint of cynicism at times. My personal favorite of his movies is The In-Laws, which I just rewatched a few weeks ago. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

17 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92.

Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time.

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93 and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1993-97. He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I »

- Carmel Dagan

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Arthur Hiller, Director of ‘Love Story,’ Dies at 92

17 August 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller, who spent more than a decade mostly working in television before a career in feature helming that included “Love Story,” “The Americanization of Emily” and comedy “Silver Streak,” died Wednesday. He was 92.

Love Story,” based on the bestseller by Erich Segal, was an enormous box office hit in 1970 and was nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. Though many critics dismissed the movie as too sentimental, it is No. 9 on the AFI’s list of the most romantic films of all time.

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989-93 and of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences from 1993-97. He received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. »

- Carmel Dagan

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The Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from Disney

28 July 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from DisneyThe Rocketeer is getting the reboot treatment from DisneyAmanda Wood7/28/2016 3:40:00 Pm

We’ve been seeing lots of reboots lately, and it doesn’t look like Hollywood has any intention of slowing down.

It was announced today that a reboot of Rocketeer, the comic book-based film from the eighties, is in the works from Disney. The original film starred Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Alan Arkin, and follows a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and ultimately uses it to fight bad guys.

Much of the plot is still under wraps and casting has yet to be announced, but we do know that there will be a black female lead, and it will follow her as she takes up where the old Rocketeer left off during the Cold War. It also has the slight title change of The Rocketeers. With Disney behind it, »

- Amanda Wood

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The Rocketeer to Become The Rocketeers, With Big Changes in Store

28 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Disney is developing a reboot of The Rocketeer, to be headlined by a young African-American woman. Based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, the 1991 film version starred Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord, a pilot who comes into possession of an experimental jet pack in 1938 Los Angeles. Directed by Joe Johnston, the adventure was spirited and wholesome, featuring Jennifer Connelly as an aspiring actress (changed from her job as a nude, Betty Page-ish model in the source material), Alan Arkin as Cliff's mechanic mentor, and Timothy Dalton as Neville Sinclair, a swashbuckling actor (like Errol Flynn) who turns out to be a Nazi spy. The movie was affectionately nostalgic, wonderfully propulsive, included a variety of splendid old-fashioned action, and sadly, proved to be...

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‘The Rocketeer’ Reboot In Development At Disney With Black Female Lead

28 July 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Walt Disney Studios is continuing its reboot spree with the classic 1991 action adventure film “The Rocketeer.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is titled “The Rocketeers” and is in the early stages of development. It will be written by Max Winkler and Matt Spicer and is considered more of a sequel-reboot with a modern-day twist, toplined by a black female character.

The film will keep the story in a period setting and offer a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original “Rocketeer” and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

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- Liz Calvario

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Disney Planning A Reboot Of "Rocketeer"

28 July 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Walt Disney Studios has begun development of "The Rocketeers," a semi-sequel and semi-reboot of Joe Johnson's 1991 action adventure film "The Rocketeer". Max Winkler and Matt Spicer will pen the script which will be headlined by a black female character.

Based on the popular 1980s indie comic by Dave Stevens and a homage to the serials of the 1930s and 1940s, Billy Campbell starred in the original as Cliff Secord - a stunt pilot who discovers a rocket pack and becomes embroiled with mobsters and Nazis, as well as Howard Hughes and the FBI. Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin and Timothy Dalton also starred.

Brigham Taylor ("The Jungle Book"), Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil will produce the new take which keeps the story in a period setting. Set six years after the original Rocketeer Cliff Secord has vanished, an unlikely new hero emerges - a young African–American female pilot, who »

- Garth Franklin

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Interview: Actor Paul Dooley on Getting to Portray Dad

26 July 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – After he reigned as the father in the classic 1979 film “Breaking Away,” actor Paul Dooley suddenly became everyone’s Dad – and by everyone that meant Molly Ringwald (“Sixteen Candles”), Julia Roberts (“Runaway Bride”) and Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”). He tells all in Part Two of a comprehensive interview.

The former “Paul Brown’ was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City. He got his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”

Paul Dooley (right) Being Dad with Justin Henry and Carlin Glynn in »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Interview: Actor Paul Dooley of ‘Breaking Away,’ ‘Sixteen Candles’

21 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – If there ever was a quintessential “Dad” in movies of the last generation, it would have to be Paul Dooley. The comedian and character actor is best known for portraying the patriarch in “Breaking Away” (1979) and “Sixteen Candles” (1984), but was also in director’s Robert Altman’s ‘ensemble’ and has had a stellar career.

The former “Paul Brown” was born in West Virginia, and studied acting at West Virginia University, before heading to New York City and a new career as Paul Dooley. He did stage work, stand-up comedy and the New York City version of The Second City (story below), before getting his big break in the original stage version of “The Odd Couple” in 1965, directed by the legendary Mike Nichols. While working the stage, he appeared in a number of commercials, eventually moving to Los Angeles to “be where the action is.”

The Dad: Paul Dooley, with Dennis Christopher, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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STX Taps New Line’s Sam Brown as Production Chief, Replacing Cathy Schulman

19 July 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran New Line executive Sam Brown has joined STX Entertainment as head of production for its motion picture group, replacing Cathy Schulman.

Brown worked on “Central Intelligence,” “San Andreas,” “Horrible Bosses,” the “Harold & Kumar” series and the upcoming “Fist Fight” with Ice Cube; “Going in Style,” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin; and “The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

Stx’s top releases have been “The Gift” and “The Boy.” Its dramas “The Free State of Jones” and “The Secret in Their Eyes” have underperformed.

Schulman will be moving into a new corporate role within Stx Entertainment, overseeing the launch of a significant new initiative with pending details forthcoming.

Adam Fogelson, chairman of the Stx Entertainment Motion Picture Group, made the announcement. Brown will oversee production and development activities on Stx’s upcoming slate of films.

He was most recently a senior VP of production for »

- Dave McNary

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Sam Brown named Stx film production chief

19 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The executive most recently served as senior vice-president of production for New Line Cinema and will occupy the role of head of production for the motion picture group.

Brown’s hire comes 15 months after the appointment of Cathy Schulman, the former Mandalay Entertainment production head, who is transitioning into a corporate role.

A spokesperson said Schulman would oversee the launch of “a significant new initiative with pending details forthcoming.”

The new arrival will oversee production and development on Stx’s slate and reports to Adam Fogelson, chairman of the motion picture group, and Oren Aviv, president and chief content officer for the motion picture group.

At New Line, Brown worked on such films as current top ten release Central Intelligence, San Andreas, Horrible Bosses, the Harold & Kumar series, and the upcoming Fist Fight with Ice Cube and Charlie DayGoing In Style starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, and [link=tt »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Best Jump Scares, Alan Arkin’s Top 10 Criterions, Remembering Cimino & Kiarostami, and More

11 July 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

See the 40 greatest movie jump scares:

RogerEbert.com‘s Matt Zoller Seitz talks to Gena Rowlands about her career:

I get a lot of questions about John and how he started doing films. Independent films. A lot of the people asking these questions are young people who are interested in doing their own films. I like knowing that there are people out there who admire the work we did together, and still consider John an example of how this can be done. And he still is. He still is an example.

Listen to Michael Cimino and Kris Kristofferson discuss Heaven’s Gate and its revival at Nyff in »

- The Film Stage

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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘Only Yesterday,’ ‘The In-Laws,’ ‘Boy & the World’ & More

5 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

Boy & the World (Alê Abreu)

Crayon-like scribblings and simple geometric patterns meticulously complicate themselves like a fractal over the course of this child’s-eye odyssey through the global struggle between humankind and the forces that oppress it. Kaleidoscopic visuals use repetition to explore the communal nature of both work and celebration. This film continually pulls back to show the larger picture of society, its visuals becoming more complex in kind, before it reduces to a more intimate view »

- The Film Stage

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Zach Braff Set to Direct Black List Comedy ‘Bump’ About A ‘Cliched Life’

30 June 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded passion project “Wish I Was Here” may not have performed as solidly as many would have hoped (it failed to make back its $6 million budget with a worldwide gross of $5.5 million), but the actor-filmmaker is pushing forward with new projects. Braff is currently attached to direct “Bump,” a dark comedy written by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland that made the 2015 Black List. Working Title is supporting the project as well, according to Deadline.

Read More: Listen: Zach Braff Reflects On Kickstarter Campaign For ‘Wish I Was Here’ In 85-Minute Talk

Bump” is being billed as the story of what happens when a “cliched life” is disrupted. The main character, Thomas, makes a mistake that sets off a series of absurd events that threaten to destroy the carefully-constructed life he’s worked so hard to maintain. No cast has been announced at this time.

Before Braff takes the reigns on this project, »

- Zack Sharf

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Zach Braff to Direct Comedy ‘Bump’ for Working Title

29 June 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Zach Braff will direct the black comedy “Bump” for Working Title, based on the Black List script by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland.

Bump” received the 10th-highest number of votes last December of the 100 unproduced screenplays on Black List. It focuses on the aftermath of an accidental hit-and-run as a young lawyer’s entire life unravels over the span of one night as he attempts to dispose of a corpse that turns out to be much more than an innocent victim.

Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing and the company’s Liza Chasin is executive producing. Johanna Byer will oversee the project.

Braff is in post-production on the remake of Warner Bros.’ “Going In Style,” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. The studio will release the film April 7.

Braff’s directing credits include several episodes of his series “Scrubs,” 2004’s “Garden State” and 2014’s “Wish I Was Here, »

- Dave McNary

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Zach Braff Tees Up Collaboration With Working Title For Black List Script Bump

29 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Wish I Were Here and Going in Style director Zach Braff has come attached to Bump, a black comedy script first penned by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland that tumbled onto Hollywood’s infamous Black List last year.

That’s according to Deadline, revealing that the former Scrubs frontman will collaborate with Working Title on the feature film, documenting “the single most important night in Thomas’ life, where one mistake sets into motion a series of absurd events that threaten to unravel the clichéd life he’s worked so hard to build. This wild ride calls into question the balance between ambition and morality and the dubious decisions made in pursuit of the American Dream.” Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce.

No further details were disclosed regarding Bump at this early stage, though the story of an everyday man venturing far beyond his comfort zone is »

- Michael Briers

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The In-Laws

28 June 2016 8:21 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This Alan Arkin-Peter Falk show is finally being recognized as a comedy mini-masterpiece. Afraid of offending his daughter's future father-in-law, a dentist is sucked into a nightmare of crime and jeopardy, as a jolly Chinese airline whisks him away to a rendezvous with danger in a Latin American dictatorship. It's a gem of sustained mirth. The In-Laws Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 823 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 103 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date July 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault, Penny Peyser, Arlene Golonka, Michael Lembeck, Paul Lawrence Smith, Ed Begley Jr., James Hong, Barbara Dana, David Paymer. Cinematography David M. Walsh Film Editor Robert E. Swink Original Music John Morris Written by Andrew Bergman Produced by Arthur Miller, William Sackheim Directed by Arthur Hiller

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Good grief, I had no idea that Albert Brooks and Michael Douglas remade this movie back in »

- Glenn Erickson

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