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The Ballad of Cable Hogue

29 May 2017 9:59 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Easily the most mellow of the films of Sam Peckinpah, this relatively gentle western fable sees Jason Robards discovering water where it ain’t, and establishing his private little way station paradise, complete with lover Stella Stevens and eccentric preacher David Warner. Some of the slapstick is sticky but the sexist bawdy humor is too cute to offend . . . and Peckinpah-phobes will be surprised to learn that the movie is in part a musical.

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1970 / 1:85 widescreen / 121 min. / Street Date June 6, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Jason Robards Jr., Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Whitney, Gene Evans, William Mims, Kathleen Freeman, Susan O’Connell, Vaughn Taylor, Max Evans, James Anderson.

Cinematography: Lucien Ballard

Art Direction: Leroy Coleman

Film Editor: Frank Santillo, Lou Lombardo

Original Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Written by John Crawford and Edmund Penney

Produced by Sam Peckinpah »

- Glenn Erickson

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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan! The Music Legend’s 10 Best Film Performances

24 May 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bob Dylan turns 76 today and we’re ranking Dylan’s 10 best film performances, dating back half a century to 1967. The key word is “performances,” which encompass acting work, concert films, and documentaries. It’s often hard to know when Dylan is acting and when he’s being himself (whoever that is), but whenever the iconic singer-songwriter appears on film, one thing’s for certain: you’re watching a performance.

Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Look Back’ Gets Deluxe Treatment With New Blu-ray Set

For this reason, we’re lumping everything together, ranking the films based on the depth and richness of performance. It was hard not to include the televised 1965 press conference in San Francisco, which sees Dylan effortlessly (and hilariously) shoot down reporters’ attempts to have him label himself, but we limited this list to feature-length films. Don’t look for Todd Haynes’ “I’m Not There” or any »

- Graham Winfrey

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Roland Emmerich confirmed to take the helm on World War II project Midway

24 May 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Cannes Film Festival yesterday saw another unveiling. Independence Day director, Roland Emmerich, has officially been confirmed to take the helm of the World War II project, Midway, which he will also co-produce.

The Battle of Midway in the South Pacific was a decisive naval battle in June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Midway Atoll after U.S. codebreakers were able to pinpoint the time and place of the attack. The damage to the Japanese fleet was so extensive that it never recovered and military historians regard the battle as a turning point in the war.

This won’t be the first time The Battle of Midway has been covered on film, back in 1976, Universal’s epic “Midway,” starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, »

- Zehra Phelan

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Roland Emmerich Directing ‘Midway’ Battle Movie With China’s Bona on Board

23 May 2017 5:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roland Emmerich will direct World War II battle movie “Midway” with China’s Bona Film Group leading the investment for The Mark Gordon Co.

The project was unveiled Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival. Bona will distribute the film in China and retains worldwide distribution rights, excluding the U.S. CAA brokered the deal and will represent U.S. distribution rights.

The Battle of Midway in the South Pacific was a decisive naval battle in June, 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Midway Atoll after U.S. codebreakers were able to pinpoint the time and place of the attack. The damage to the Japanese fleet was so extensive that it never recovered and military historians regard the battle as a turning point in the war.

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Matthew Vaughn Says Third ‘Kingsman’ Film Already Planned

5 May 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

British director Matthew Vaughn revealed Friday that he has a third “Kingsman” film planned. Vaughn said that, when penning the script for upcoming sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” he and co-writer Jane Goldman had already begun mapping out another installment.

“When we were writing it, we were thinking about ‘Kingsman 3’ too,” said Vaughn. “This is the bridge, if we can pull it off and get to make another one.”

He said he and Goldman envisioned “Golden Circle” as their “The Empire Strikes Back,” a second installment in a trilogy that “took you to a cliff edge” before letting the third film resolve matters. He told the audience that the script for “Golden Circle” had come easily and had all started with the villain, Poppy.

“She has a very insane but logical plot to take over the world,” Vaughn said of the character, who is played by Julianne Moore.

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- Robert Mitchell

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That Time Danny Glover Had A Cameo in Maverick which is a Hilarious Nod to Lethal Weapon

29 April 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

If you haven’t seen the movie Maverick then I highly recommend that you do.  It’s a very underrated comedy starring Mel Gibson, James Garner, and Jodie Foster loosely based on a TV show that Garner starred in of the same name.    Looking back on the film there are a ton of hilarious lines as well as actors with parts in the film that were memorable.  James Coburn was awesome in this film, as was Alfred Molina and Graham Greene.  But perhaps the best appearance in the film was a short cameo by none other than Danny Glover.  Moviephone best described

That Time Danny Glover Had A Cameo in Maverick which is a Hilarious Nod to Lethal Weapon »

- Nat Berman

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Giveaway – Win Hard Times on Dual Format

20 April 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We have three copies to give away of Walter Hill’s two-fisted action drama Hard Times featuring Charles Bronson at his explosive best.

The American action auteur Walter Hill made a magnificent debut with this pulp triumph, featuring evocative period atmosphere and sterling performances from Charles Bronson and James Coburn.

Bronson plays a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how – with his fists. Chaney approaches a hustler named Speed (James Coburn) and convinces him that he can win big money for them both.

Gritty, vivid and engrossing, the Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this 1970s gem, available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, and presented from a new 4K restoration, »

- Gary Collinson

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Isa of the Day: Shoreline Becomes Latin American Talent & Literary Manager

19 April 2017 10:53 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Isa of the day is a continuing series of profiles of very special international sales agents. Shoreline Entertainment, one of the longest running independent film production companies and international sales agencies, has expanded its management arm to foster Latin American and women driven projects. You can see its Cannes lineup here.

The company was founded in 1992 by CEO and film producer Morris Ruskin whose production “Glengarry Glen Ross” launched him into the top level of indie producers. Shoreline’s Latin American Division for Management and Production is meeting with great success in repping over 25 directors, writers, actors, DPs and more.

Two interviews here, one with Alex Flores, the head of the division and the other with Diana Elizabeth Torres, a California based actress and writer illuminate their strategy and mission.

Alex and Morris’s friendship dates back 20 years, and their professional relationship flourished with films “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School” starring Robert Carlyle, »

- Sydney Levine

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Major Dundee

9 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Cut from its over-4-hour length to 136 minutes, Sam Peckinpah’s beleaguered civil war epic was released in 1965 already showing the results of his own civil war with the studio – who then cut another 13 minutes after the film’s disastrous premiere. Over the years that footage and more as been reinstated burnishing the movie’s reputation and its place in Peckinpah’s canon. Other than Charlton Heston, it’s old-home week for the cantankerous director with a cast that includes James Coburn, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson and Slim Pickens.

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Review: Sam Peckinpah's "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", Blu-ray Special Edition From Arrow

8 March 2017 5:22 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Darren Allison

Attending a film festival in the mid-seventies, Sam Peckinpah was once questioned about how the studios regularly bastardised his vision, his intension and more specifically, if he would ever be able to make a ''pure Peckinpah'' picture. He replied, '’I did 'Alfredo Garcia' and I did it exactly the way I wanted to. Good or bad, like it or not, that was my film.''

The overall narrative for Alfredo Garcia is neither complicated nor convoluted. Warren Oates plays Bennie, a simple pianist residing in a squalid barroom in Mexico. He is approached by two no-nonsense Americans (Robert Webber and Gig Young) who are attempting to track down Alfredo Garcia. The womanising Garcia is the man responsible for the pregnancy of Theresa (Janine Maldonado) the teenage daughter of a powerful Mexican boss El Jefe (Emilio Fernández). In a display of power, El Jefe offers »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Oscars: What Should Have Won – Saving Private Ryan for Best Picture over Shakespeare in Love

16 February 2017 2:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Graeme Robertson on why Saving Private Ryan should have won Best Picture at the 71st Academy Awards…

The Oscar ceremony celebrating the best that 1998 had to offer is something an embarrassment looking back.

While many were deserving of the awards they received, such as the legendary James Coburn (one of my favourite actors) finally winning a Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Paul Schrader’s Affliction. Other winners that night are slightly more controversial, with the most controversial and laughable result being the decision to award Best Picture to Shakespeare in Love.

Why in the hell was this film deemed as the best film of 1998, did the members of the Academy not watch the other fucking nominees?

The line up of films that competed against Shakespeare in Love included some of the fiercest competition possible and many are certainly more deserving of the top award than John Madden’s historical romance. »

- Graeme Robertson

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Jackie Chan, Charles Bronson Join Masters of Cinema in April

14 February 2017 11:07 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Eureka Entertainment just announced that martial arts classic Drunken Master will be joining the Masters of Cinema series in April, together with Walter Hill's Hard Times starring Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Sexy coming-of-age cult favourite The Blue Lagoon will also be getting a Blu-ray release. Jackie Chan exploded onto the martial arts scene in the 1978 action flick Drunken Master, directed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping, which joins the Masters of Cinema series in a dual-format Blu-ray/DVD release on 24 April. Featuring a 4K restoration of the film together with the original Cantonese language audio, Eureka promises a definitive release packed with supplements (see below). Charles Bronson and James Coburn star in the Depression-era boxing drama Hard Times, the debut film from action...

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Blu-ray Review – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

23 January 2017 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, 1974.

Directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, and Kris Kristofferson.

Synopsis:

A bartender and his girlfriend go on a road trip through Mexico to collect the bounty on the head of a dead man accused of fathering the grandchild of a town authoritarian.

According to the director this was the only film he ever made that turned out the way he wanted it to with no interference from outside influences, and anybody accustomed to the works of Sam Peckinpah will immediately recognise it as one of the filmmaker’s most distinctive movies, albeit one that marked the end of his golden period before his demons really took hold and his output started to suffer.

When the daughter of powerful Mexican El Jefe (translated as ‘The Boss’) confesses that the father of her unborn child is one Alfredo Garcia, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Hero’

21 January 2017 9:36 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

If a 60-foot saguaro cactus could talk, it would almost certainly sound like Sam Elliott. At 72 years old, the lanky character actor has played his share of bikers, hippies, and cowboys, but never the hero — at least, never on the level of Lee Hayden, the faded-glory Western star he portrays in Brett Haley’s “The Hero.” This affectionately crafted project offers Elliott the most substantial big-screen role of his career, though sadly, that’s not saying an awful lot for an actor who was passed over to play Indiana Jones, and is instead best known for drawling such catchphrases as “The Dude abides” and “Beef: It’s what for dinner.”

Fortunately for Elliott, “The Hero” targets those old enough to remember his early roles (like the clean-shaven card sharp in the opening scene of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,”) and particularly memorable later ones (the silver-‘stashed seducer in »

- Peter Debruge

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The Internecine Project

6 January 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Internecine Project

Blu-ray

Kino Lorber Classics

1974 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 89 min. / Street Date January 3, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry, Michael Jayston, Christiane Krüger, Keenan Wynn, Julian Glover.

Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth

Film Editor: John Shirley

Original Music: Roy Budd

Written by: Barry Levinson, Jonathan Lynn from a book by Mort W. Elkind

Produced by: Barry Levinson

Directed by Ken Hughes

 

Don’t let the ugly Italian poster art on the disc box throw you — The Internecine Project is a clever plot-driven murder tale in an espionage vein that gathers a string of B+ stars from the early 1970s for ninety minutes of suspense. It’s not the kind of suspense that makes you wonder what’s going to happen next, but the kind that points to a finish that we know will employ a big surprise, a killer-diller last-minute twist. Or three.

The »

- Glenn Erickson

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