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War is hell! 9 brutal war movies to watch before Fury

23 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long and illustrious line of films about war extends this week with the release of Brad Pitt's Fury, a drama about the crew of a WWII Sherman tank fighting for their lives behind enemy lines.

David Ayer's film is brutal and bloody, highlighting the sheer trauma of warfare. In time for Fury's release, Digital Spy takes a look at 9 different war films that will leave you shaken.

1. Paths of Glory (1957)

Stanley Kubrick famously moved between directing in different genres, but war was something he returned to on multiple occasions. His 1957 offering heads to the trenches of Wwi as mutiny takes hold. The futility of war is clear for all to see here, and the film ends with a moving rendition of German folk song 'The Faithful Hussar' by Kubrick's future wife Christiane.

2. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Few movies get under the skin of men at war quite »

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Arrow, Grey's, Supe, NCIS, Once, Grimm, Mindy, Brooklyn, Hawaii Five-0 and More

21 October 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Grey’s Anatomy intel please? —Sammi

Ausiello: Amelia’s past substance-abuse issues — specifically the massive relapse she suffered while starring on a little show called Private Practice — will become a majorly hot topic around Grey Sloan Memorial in the Nov. 13 episode.

Question: Do you have anything on Laurel and Oliver on Arrow? I’m dying here! —Micaela

Ausiello: Would you settle for something on Ray-Felicity-Oliver instead? (You’re gonna have to, ’cause it’s all I gots! »

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‘Rosemary’s Baby’ is a classic of unseen dread

20 October 2014 5:34 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Rosemary’s Baby

Directed by Roman Polanski

United States, 1968

Roman Polanski’s first foray into real, genre horror is a classic of mostly unseen dread.

Featuring a closely-coiffed Mia Farrow as the soft-spoken, childlike Rosemary Woodhouse, potential mother to the devil; John Cassavetes, post-Shadows, and just about to truly kick off his great directorial run; and the inimitable Ruth Gordan as a sort of Grace Zabriskie-precursor: the creepy neighbor next door, heavily made-up and eerily meddlesome, Rosemary’s Baby picks up the paranoid thread of 1965’s Repulsion. The film also anticipates the similarly – though more political – claustrophobic suspicion of Alan Pakula’s 1970’s films.

Like Repulsion Polanski puts a slender, nymph-like female at the center of the narrative, though Rosemary is endowed with more power than Catherine Deneuve’s Carol. Unlike his earlier film, Polanski externalizes the baleful forces and makes them realer. The strength of Rosemary’s »

- Neal Dhand

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Film Review: 'Palo Alto'

20 October 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Adapted from James Franco's novel of the same name - a reflection of the hometown ennui he managed to transcend, Palo Alto (2013) is another creative misfire from the talented multi-hyphenate. Franco's novel is a series of loosely connected vignettes that focuses on a group of teenage high schoolers and their inter personal relationships. The film is directed by 25-year-old Gia Coppola and suffers from the internal problems of a wannabe creative unsure of what outlet to use. Coppola has admitted that she was drifting through life: "I wasn't sure what my passion was. I never paid attention to movies until fairly recently." How lucky she is to be the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece of Sofia Coppola.

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- CineVue UK

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Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation Opens With a Bang

18 October 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lyon – Seven years in the preparation, and spectacularly designed by architect Renzo Piano the Jerome Seydoux Pathé Foundation opened its doors Sept. 8 to two results as eye-catching as its architecture: Average 80% occupancy rate over five days a week for its screening room; a take-up partnership with schools and young cinemagoers, down to 4- year-old tykes, which can serve as a model for other enlightened fun-while-learning programs around the world.

Rebuilding Paris’ historic Gaumont Gobelins, the Pathé Foundation has three arms, its president Sophie Seydoux said Saturday at Lyon’s Lumiere Festival, which showcases a brace of Pathé restorations, ranging from Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now Redux“ to Claude Sautet’s 1983 “Garcon!” back to Abel Gance’s lesser-known 1940 “Paradis Perdu.”

One Pathé Foundation arm is what looks like Europe’s first silent film-only cinema, a 70-seat screening room playing both 35mm prints, via two Kinoton projectors, and Dcp copies at 2 and 4 p. »

- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos

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Hey Hollywood, Please Don't Soften Up Badass Characters!

17 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I went and saw Universal PicturesDracula Untold last weekend, and not only was I extremely disappointed in the story and script, but their portrayal of Dracula was absurd. Dracula is a badass character, he's suppose to be a very scary dude, and even the real life person that he's based on, Vlad, is just as terrifying, maybe even more so! That is a man that should be feared. Unfortunately, the people who made Dracula Untold removed all of that from this character. They made him a soft heroic person that absolutely does not strike fear in the hearts of men. Dracula is supposed to be a villain. The furthest they should take him away from that would be to make him an anti-hero, but they didn't even play with that notion. I will say that Luke Evans played the part fantastically! It was just the way that the »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: Revisit 'The Godfather' Saga With This 9-Minute Video Retrospective

15 October 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This December marks the 40th anniversary of the release “The Godfather Part II” and there's no better way to mark the occasion than to watch an epic retrospective of Francis Ford Coppola’s entire “Godfather” trilogy. Clocking in one second shy of nine minutes, the Steven Thomas-edited ode to the iconic mafia trilogy covers the saga from 1901 to 1980, concluding with the much-maligned “The Godfather Part III." Often overlooked in the discussion of the historical significance of Coppola’s films and Gordon Willis’s gorgeous cinematography is just how deftly the director was able to track events occurring over decades within one family. It’s astonishing that there was a time when a major studio footed the bill for a trio of mature period pieces that used a lot of subtitles. Watch the below retrospective, via Cinetropolis, and go pick up the sumptuous Blu-ray version of The Godfather Collection. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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'Pulp Fiction' Turns 20: Quentin Tarantino's Top 12 Films (Clips)

14 October 2014 8:56 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It's hard to believe that on this day 20 years ago, Quentin Tarantino unleashed "Pulp Fiction" onto the world. After winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes in May 1994, this unexpected masterpiece went wide on October 14 which, for an indie directed by a newcomer, was unheard of. The rest is history. As Tarantino begins his next film "The Hateful Eight" with the recently cast Jennifer Jason Leigh, and has now taken over programming at the New Beverly theater in Los Angeles, it's high time to revisit his favorite films list, a fitful collection of gore-splattered genre films, westerns and American classics. Below, brush up on your "Pulp Fiction" with a few classic clips. (And you can stream the film on Netflix.) Quentin Tarantino's Top 12 films 1. "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (1966, dir. Sergio Leone) 2. "Apocalypse Now" (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola) 3. "The Bad News Bears" (1976, dir. Michael Ritchie) 4. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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20 great quotes about the 'American Olivier,' Robert Duvall

12 October 2014 8:38 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The Judge did not come close to winning its opening weekend. Nor did the critics swoon over the pairing of Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, playing a hot-shot, big-city attorney and his ornery father, a prominent small-town judge accused of murder. But even if the script is Grisham-light and the prodigal-son bit overly familiar, there's at least one reason to keep it on your must-see list: Duvall. "Now it's about time to recognize Robert Duvall as one of the most resourceful, most technically proficient, most remarkable actors in America today," wrote the New York Times. "When I say 'one of… »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Watch Woody Allen, Kurosawa and Coppola in Weird 1980s Japanese Ads

10 October 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

American celebrities popped up in a lot of Japanese ads in the 1980s and the results were, well, see for yourself. In the first clip below, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and American director Francis Ford Coppola look weary and vacant while peddling Suntory Reserve. The bizarre ad intercuts footage of the making of Kurosawa's 1980 epic "Kagemusha." And after a long day's shoot, Kurosawa impassively enjoys a glass of whiskey. Because "passion knows no limits." Coppola doesn't have much to do here. But events in his daughter Sofia's 2003 film "Lost in Translation" now come into sharp focus: that's the same whiskey brand that Bill Murray sells, blandly reciting "Suntory time!" while trying to keep a straight face. In the surreal second ad for a Japanese department store, Woody Allen awkwardly endures a strange sequence of calligraphy, acupuncture and whatever else. He looks sad and lost. It's not quite clear what this commercial is. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Ten Films That Landed Best Editing Noms for Portraying the Passage of Time

10 October 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Films have captured the passage of time in a variety of unique ways throughout the years. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which premiered at Sundance this year, presents the movement of time in an unprecedented manner. By filming the same cast three to four days per year for 12 years, Linklater was able to capture the real changes the cast went through instead of relying on CGI, makeup or different actors to show the aging process. The seamless way in which the passage of time is presented could garner a best editing nomination at the 87th Academy Awards. Here are 10 other films portraying the passage of time that have been nominated for best editing (in chronological order):

Gone With the Wind (1939)

The film follows the O’Hara family and how they are affected before, during and after the Civil War, particularly through the eyes of Scarlett O »

- Anjelica Oswald

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The Grape Lady Has Nothing on Us! Stomping Grapes, Hollywood Style

8 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Francis Ford Coppola does a lot more than just direct Oscar-winning movies. This man has brought Hollywood to wine country, and we have an exclusive look at his spectacular vineyard. We got to step behind the scenes during one of the winery's biggest parties of the year. From grape stomping to secret recipes, this is going to make you want to crack open a bottle of wine Asap. »

- Matthew-Rodrigues

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Dracula Untold review: Does it pack enough of a bite?

3 October 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Gary Shore; Screenwriters: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless; Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 15

Fangs, but no fangs. That was the instinctive response of many when Dracula Untold went into production. In the wake of the I, Frankenstein debacle, hasn't Hollywood sucked the blood out of enough classic texts in the hope of financial gain? Yet this fusion of Bram Stoker's vampire with the legend of Vlad the Impaler is surprisingly full of life, boosted by terrific performances and an engaging story that unravels at a perfect pace.

Luke Evans is an excellent choice to play the morally conflicted Transylvanian prince Vlad, his beguiling screen presence seducing us into understanding the character's motivations. Does he sacrifice 1,000 boys and his own son in order to stave off an invasion from the Turks, led by Dominic Cooper's Sultan Mehmed II - a villain »

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Dracula Untold, Dracula undying, Dracula overdone?

2 October 2014 6:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dracula Untold bites the UK box office this week, but are we reaching vampire overload, James wonders...

Drac is back (in, erm, black, but we're not going to crank AC/DC because it's cliché, it's anachronistic in this medieval setting and it might be mistaken as a reference to Iron Man). If you go to your local cinema this weekend you can see Dracula Untold which has Luke Evans vamping it up as the latest incarnation of the most infamous bloodsucker in cultural history.

Once the movie has been seen the title should be changed to 'Dracula Told' because then it won't be a story 'Untold' but, ah, I digress. The important thing to know is that audiences are going to get to enjoy a new movie expanding the Dracula mythos and this one has a lot to offer cinemagoers getting into the horror mindset in the Halloween month.

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- ryanlambie

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Ror Reviews: Dracula Untold

1 October 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Remember that opening scene from Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in which we see Vlad "The Impaler" curse God and damn himself to walk the Earth as a vampire? Well, add a few things here and there, extend it to 90 minutes and you have Dracula Untold. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing mind -- especially if you're a fan of the mythology. In what is apparently now being touted as the first movie in Universal's planned series of rebooted "Monsters" flicks, we find reformed murdering bastard Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) attempting to live the good life as Prince of Wallachia with his adoring wife (Sarah Gadon) and son (Art Parkinson). When the Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper) arrives on his doorstep demanding 1,000 young boys (including Vlad's) to train as soldiers, Tepes turns to an ancient horror lurking in the mountains (Charles Dance) to harness the power to »

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Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'My Life' Doc, What's Next, Dropping Studio Gigs & The Reaction To 'Only God Forgives'

1 October 2014 12:22 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When it comes to documentaries that chart the making of a particular film, some of the very best have come from those closest to the filmmakers. The most towering achievement in this regard is probably "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse," an intense making-of documentary that follows Francis Ford Coppola and the bonkers production of "Apocalypse Now," that was co-authored by Coppola's wife, Eleanor. Following in Eleanor's footsteps is Liv Corfixen, the wife of "Drive" filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, who took to cataloguing the production of Refn's polarizing, Bangkok-set thriller "Only God Forgives," with "My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn." We had the chance to sit down with Refn and Corfixen at the recent Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The documentary is an intimate portrait of frustration and familial unrest (since they had to move the family to Bangkok), but you can tell that the bedrock of their relationship. »

- Drew Taylor

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Ten Best: Unforgettable Dracula Performances

1 October 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Horror cinema has a long tradition of creating iconic characters and none more so than those borne in the early days of the genre: characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and, of course, Dracula – the king of horror. A character who, despite his many cinematic deaths, always returns to the silver screen for one more bite of flesh… As he does this week in Dracula Untold, which features Luke Evans as the evil Vlad Tepes.

With that in mind we thought we’d rundown the ten best unforgettable Dracula performances in cinema. Check them out below and let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree!

Christopher LeeDracula (1958)

Dracula (1958) is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films. Directed by Terence Fisher, Dracula (1958) stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Melissa Stribling, Carol Marsh and Michael Gough. Retitled Horror of Dracula »

- Phil Wheat

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Bones, Bates, Dixie, Chi Fire, Witches and More

30 September 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m still Team Stelena on The Vampire Diaries. Is there any hope? —Allison

Ausiello: Never give up hope, Allison! Elena’s emotions are all over the place in Season 6 and I have it on good authority that her love life is going to be far from dormant. In fact, I hear she’ll be locking lips with a handsome fella in Episode 3 — and his name does not rhyme with Shmamon.

Related Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive »

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Film Review: ‘Dracula Untold’

30 September 2014 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s nothing new under the moon in “Dracula Untold,” a decorous but dull origin story that attempts to turn history’s most famous vampire into a kind of male Maleficent — a misunderstood husband/father/ruler who turned to the dark side out of the noblest intentions. What next? “Freddy Krueger Meets Dr. Freud?” Lavishly mounted by first-time feature director Gary Shore, minus the cheeky good humor that propelled his 2006 creature-feature short “The Draft,” this Legendary-Universal co-production (which opens today overseas, 10 days ahead of its domestic bow) looks to scare up only modest Halloween-season biz amid competition from Warners’ “Annabelle” (out Oct. 3) and U’s own “Ouija” (out Oct. 24).

Like Bram Stoker before them, screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (the forthcoming “Gods of Egypt”) take their inspiration from the real historical figure of Vlad Dracula (aka Vlad the Impaler), a 15th-century Transylvanian prince, taken hostage as a teenager »

- Scott Foundas

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David Macmillan to Receive Cinema Audio Society Career Achievement Award

29 September 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Cinema Audio Society will honor production mixer David Macmillan with its highest accolade, the Cas Career Achievement Award.

Macmillan has more than 80 feature films to his credit. He has sound Oscars for “Apollo 11,” “Speed” and “The Right Stuff.” He received a Cas award for “Apollo 13″ and a Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.”

His career began over 50 years ago in Canada, where he served as an apprentice with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. He went on to record series television, news and documentaries.  He later worked with Francis Ford Coppola at American Zoetrope, where he served as inhouse dubbing mixer.

For the past five years he has been teaching at UCLA, USC, Chapman and Loyola Marymount in addition to giving master classes and workshops at film festivals around the world.

The 51st Cas Awards will be presented on Feb. 14 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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