7 items from 2015
Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »
- Andre Soares
“I heard you were dead.” This enduring line from co-writer/director John Carpenter’s Escape From New York nicely sums up the long in-the-works remake of the 1981 cult classic film. But, like its tough-as-nails anti-hero, Snake Plissken, the potential reboot keeps getting back up just when fans of the franchise think it might be down for the count. True to form, the project is moving forward with some force now that Fox has purchased the rights to remake the Kurt Russell-starring sci-fi action film, with Carpenter offering creative input on the new take.
According to Deadline, Fox came out on top in a competitive purchasing scramble for the rights to remake Escape From New York. The studio is looking to reboot the cult classic and potentially expand the property into a multi-film series. Fans of the original Escape From New York can take solace in the fact that John Carpenter »
- Derek Anderson
Kurt Russell starred as the iconic one-eyed anti-hero Snake Plissken in the original Dystopian action film, released by Avco Embassy in 1981. Studiocanal owned the rights to the film, which had several suitors, and was won by Fox’s Mike Ireland on the back of the studio’s competitive bid.
Also Read: ‘Alphaville’ Remake in the Works From ‘Twin Peaks’ Cinematographer, Studiocanal (Exclusive)
- Travis Reilly
By Don Stradley
The final image of Arthur Penn’s “Night Moves” certainly gets the movie pundits in a lather. The scene consists of Gene Hackman as private eye Harry Moseby, shot to pieces but still trying to steer his motor boat to shore. Bleeding badly from his wounds, he’s unable to reach the gears; he ends up setting the boat in a circling motion. From above, we see Harry’s boat circling aimlessly in the Gulf Stream. This scene, which brings the film to a finish, has been described as a metaphor for many things, including America’s lost identity after the Watergate era, to Moseby’s own fruitless search for the truth, to Penn’s own floundering career. To me, it always looks like the boat is going down a drain (or a toilet). It’s the sort of ending that leaves a viewer wondering if you’ve missed something, »
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Writer: Christopher Sebela
Art: Diego Barreto
Colours: Marissa Louise
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editor: Ian Brill
Publisher: Boom! Studios
With the success of Big Trouble in Little China and Robocop, the future 80’s revival at Boom! continues with Escape from New York. Debuting last month, Snake is back with a much stronger sophomore issue. However Efny#2 still suffers from the same problems readers may have noticed in the first issue. Despite the minor issues, having Snake Plissken back in circulation is better than the alternative: re-watching Escape from La on Netflix. Yikes.
After running a gauntlet thrown down in Florida, Snake finds himself quickly whisked away by the state’s tyrannical, pre-pubescent leaders. The two hedonistic despots make Snake an offer he has no choice but to refuse: serve or die. Snake chooses death. »
- Sean Tonelli
The Star Wars actress will give her mum the Life Achievement Award at the annual awards show later this month.
Reynolds has been chosen as the recipient of the Life Achievement Award for representing the "finest ideals of the acting profession".
Reynolds later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and five Golden Globe nominations.
"Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, »
The presentation of the union’s highest accolade will be the centerpiece of the annual ceremony which will be simulcast live on Sunday, Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Et/ 5 p.m. Pt, the show’s executive producer Kathy Connell announced Tuesday.
SAG-aftra is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her career achievement and humanitarian accomplishments.
Also Read: SAG Awards 2015: The Nominees (Photos)
Fisher has been an actor, novelist, screenwriter and performance artist during her career. She »
- Todd Cunningham
7 items from 2015
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