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Al Pacino has worked with some truly great directors -- Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, and Sidney Lumet, to name a few -- but the greatest of them all, he says, is the late Mike Nichols, who died on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at age 83. Us Weekly caught up with the actor at New York City's 21 Club, where he attended a Peggy Siegal luncheon to promote his movie The Humbling just hours after news broke of Nichols' death. The Godfather star, 74, worked with [...] »
Scream Factory gave many classic horror film fans a Halloween treat with the release of The Vincent Price Collection II, and now Arrow Films is looking to sate the viewing appetites of Price fans in England with Six Gothic Tales, due out on December 8th. Comprised of six Roger Corman movies based on Edgar Allan Poe’s works and starring Vincent Price, Arrow Films has unveiled their collection’s special features:
Press Release - “From the Merchant of Menace, Vincent Price, and the King of the B’s, Roger Corman, come six Gothic tales inspired by the pen of Edgar Allan Poe. Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the limited edition release of this Six Gothic Tales box set. Limited to a run of just 2000 copies, this much-anticipated release will include The Fall of the House of Usher, Tales of Terror, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Raven, The Haunted Palace »
- Derek Anderson
This Thursday sees the release of the third movie in The Hunger Games series of movies, which is also, sadly, the penultimate movie to be adapted from Suzanne Collins’ three books. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 continues the store of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and co, and opens around the world on 20th November.
A couple of days ago, Thn caught up with the cast and director of this stunning, four-star rated movie in the series, where they each spoke about the film, and coming to work together for a third time.
Jennifer Lawrence set the scene.
“We’re continuing Katniss’s journey. It’s not really about getting out of the games any more, we’re moving into a real war between District 13 and The Capitol, so things are naturally getting darker story wise, and visually, as we’re underground a lot in District 13. We’re just following her journey. »
- Paul Heath
The famous artist Laurent Durieux has tackled one of the greatest and most critically acclaimed films of all time: Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather. The officially licensed poster has been put together by Odd City Entertainment and is on sale at www.oddcitystore.com.
Chances are, if you’re an avid consumer of popular cinema from the last half-century—that is, if you regularly frequent this website—you’ve seen James Remar in something. The legendary character actor needs no introduction, but hell, we’re gonna give him one anyway. Remar has been an active bit player for over 30 years, with one of his first credits in Walter Hill’s legendary cult film “The Warriors” as Ajax. He followed this up with parts in “48 Hours” (also directed by Hill), William Friedkin’s “Cruising,” and Francis Ford Coppola’s ill-fated “The Cotton Club.” He’s also been an ubiquitous presence in his more seasoned years, dabbling in everything for voice work for “Ratatouille” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” while also finding time for small but juicy parts in “Pineapple Express” and “Django Unchained.” He’s a tactile, endlessly watchable actor who brings a lived-in »
- Nicholas Laskin
I love movies, but I've never been a big memorabilia guy. I've mostly got posters -- though they're no longer on my walls -- as well as commercialized scripts, some coffee table books, and "limited edition" trinkets that come with various blu-ray/DVD packages, which I can never seem to find a legitimate use for. However, for those of you a bit more memorabilia-inclined, and with a little discretionary income to burn through, you could actually live inside a piece of memorabilia, which could be the ultimate display of movie fandom if you ask me, even more so than pimping out your DeLorean Back to the Future style. The New York Post reports the Staten Island mansion where The Godfather was filmed is officially on the market, and it is listed for only $2.89 million, but can you really put a price on a piece of film history such as thisc Sure, »
- Jordan Benesh
File this one under "Classics". Odd City Entertainment has debuted some impressive artwork for a new print they're selling next week for the legendary cinema classic The Godfather. This new print by French artist Laurent Durieux is specifically for The Godfather: Part I (does that mean he'll be releasing Part II and maybe III eventually?) but is being sold in full-size 24"x36" screen prints which I'm sure will look beautiful in person. They're selling 325 prints of the regular edition for $65 each, and 150 prints of the red variant edition for $100 each. Even if this isn't your favorite film of all-time, it's still worth taking a look at the art. "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." Here is Laurent Durieux's new print with variant below: Regular Version: Variant Version: Which one are you getting? Additional details: Odd City will be releasing a limited edition screen print for Francis Ford Coppola's film, »
- Alex Billington
Here’s an offer you can’t refuse. (Sorry, I had to). Popular and talented poster artist Laurent Durieux has tackled one of the most iconic films of all time: Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather. The officially licensed poster will be available for pre-sale on Monday November 17 and, below, you can get all the details on […]
- Germain Lussier
We here at Collider are happy to give you an exclusive early look at artist Laurent Durieux’s limited edition screen print for one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather. The print was created for Odd City and will be on sale in three versions starting Monday, November 17th around 11am Cst. There’s the regular edition, which goes for $65, the variant edition for $100, and a wood edition for $300 with a limited run of 50. A limited number of each version is available so you’ll have to act fast to get one of these on your hands, and after getting a look at the poster you’ll no doubt want to. Take a look at both the regular and variant editions of the poster after the jump. Title: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part I Artist: Laurent Durieux Wood Edition (regular color way): 50 prints, $300 each »
- Adam Chitwood
Veterans Day movies on TCM: From 'The Sullivans' to 'Patton' (photo: George C. Scott in 'Patton') This evening, Turner Classic Movies is presenting five war or war-related films in celebration of Veterans Day. For those outside the United States, Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which takes place in late May. (Scroll down to check out TCM's Veterans Day movie schedule.) It's good to be aware that in the last century alone, the U.S. has been involved in more than a dozen armed conflicts, from World War I to the invasion of Iraq, not including direct or indirect military interventions in countries as disparate as Iran, Guatemala, and Chile. As to be expected in a society that reveres people in uniform, American war movies have almost invariably glorified American soldiers even in those rare instances when they have dared to criticize the military establishment. »
- Andre Soares
By Alex Simon
Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso won the 1990 Best Foreign Film Oscar after setting box office records the previous year all over the world. Paradiso had a rough journey on its road to glory, however, with the then-32 year-old writer/director being forced to cut nearly 30 minutes from its original running time and facing critical excoriation and box office indifference upon its original release in Italy. It’s a fitting metaphor for a film that has become a classic tale about fate, perseverance, and destiny.
Set in Sicily beginning in the years just after Ww II to the late 1950s, and framed by modern-day flashbacks of a renowned film director (French actor/director Jacques Perrin) returning to his Sicilian town for the first time in 30 years, Tornatore’s hero (and alter-ego) is pint-sized Toto, who finds himself obsessed with the movies, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
The slasher movie, if we'll admit it to ourselves, is about our fears of teen sexuality. Whether you're a teen made nervous by your own hormones or a parent afraid of what trouble those hormones will get your kid into, the slasher-movie villain is your fears made flesh. But with the release 30 years ago this week (November 9, 1984) of Wes Craven's "A Nightmare on Elm Street," the slasher film entered a new dimension.
With the creation of Freddy Krueger (played indelibly by Robert Englund), who could kill teens in their dreams, the slasher villain proved there was no place that was safe, not even the subconscious.
In retrospect, the genre may have peaked with the release of this film; after all, how many other slasher villains since have been anywhere near as memorable? Unlike his predecessors, Jason Voorhees (of the "Friday the 13th" movies) and Michael Myers (of the "Halloween »
- Gary Susman
Maureen O’Hara, now 94, took time to fondly remember the Hollywood greats from her past such as John Wayne and John Ford. Legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he was just happy to be in the same room as Maureen O’Hara. Masterful screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere gave a moving tribute to Hollywood’s “forgotten” writers. And Harry Belafonte, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, galvanized the industry crowd by asking them to aim higher.
Yes, it was quite a night for the four honorees of the Sixth Annual Governors Awards of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Quite a night. And the Academy got this awards season off to a roaring start with this blessedly non-televised celebration of the greats in this business who may not have always been given their due. It has also become a night for major schmoozing and networking among Academy voters and the huge numbers of Oscar hopefuls. »
- Pete Hammond
Howard Hughes movies (photo: Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator') Turner Classic Movies will be showing the Howard Hughes-produced, John Farrow-directed, Baja California-set gangster drama His Kind of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum, Hughes discovery Jane Russell, and Vincent Price, at 3 a.m. Pt / 6 a.m. Et on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Hughes produced a couple of dozen movies. (More on that below.) But what about "Howard Hughes movies"? Or rather, movies — whether big-screen or made-for-television efforts — featuring the visionary, eccentric, hypochondriac, compulsive-obsessive, all-American billionaire as a character? Besides Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays a dashing if somewhat unbalanced Hughes in Martin Scorsese's 2004 Best Picture Academy Award-nominated The Aviator, other actors who have played Howard Hughes on film include the following: Tommy Lee Jones in William A. Graham's television movie The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), with Lee Purcell as silent film star Billie Dove, Tovah Feldshuh as Katharine Hepburn, »
- Andre Soares
Hollywood is full of all kinds of fun and interesting stories, and I have a bit of trivia here that you may have never heard before. In an interview with Yahoo, Robert Englund, the actor who famously played Freddy Krueger the A Nightmare on Elm Street films, shared the story of how he helped Mark Hamill land the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Englund explained that his early career and Hamill's road to Star Wars started out with Englund auditioning for a surfer role in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. The actor didn't get the part because he was too old for the role, but Coppola thought he might be right for another part in a film being directed by his good friend George Lucas. So an audition was set up for Englund to audition for the part of Han Solo. He didn't fit the role though »
- Joey Paur
The abundance of Netflix Streaming options can be so overwhelming that even picking the right genre to fit a mood can be an all-night affair. We have tried to make it easier for you with our weekly and monthly streaming-video roundups, but sometimes you just want to cut to the chase and watch a great film. That's why we've sorted through thousands of possibilities to present you with the best of the best. Critical consensus, general popularity, legendary status — if a movie could be considered great (and it's on Netflix), you'll find it below. As always, feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments. We will try our best to update this list every month, as titles get added and removed all the time.Dramas The Conversation (1974)With AMC ensuring that there will never be a shortage of The Godfather, it's time to give Francis Ford Coppola »
- Matt Patches
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's next feature will officially be "The Neon Demon," an La-set, female-led horror film he cowrote with Mary Laws. Refn dipped into genre moviemaking before with his kickass, po-mo noir "Drive," but "Neon Demon" marks the director's first leap into true horror movie terrain. "One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty," Refn told Deadline. The project will be up for sale at the American Film Market in Santa Monica this week, via France's Gaumont and Wild Bunch. Refn's usual suspects are on board: editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez, who will be joined by Oscar-nominated "Grandmaster" cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd. Most directors start with horror and move on—as was the case for Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Jackson, Oliver Stone and, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Five UCLA students have won Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards, which have honored excellent dramatic writing since 1955. Winners receive $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, $4,000 for third place and $1,000 for the honorable mention. They are: First Prize: Han-Yee Ling, "Spaghetti Bridges" Second Prize (tie): Kevin Human, "Hell Is Other Cowboys" Second Prize (tie): Gaia Violo, "Absentia" Third Prize: Teresa Sullivan and A.J. Marchisello, "Doublelind" Honorable Mention: Dan Patrick, "The Village of Sweet Dreams" Past winners include Francis Ford Coppola, Pamela Gray, Colin Higgins, Eric Roth and novelist Jonathan Kellerman. This year's judges were Allison Anders, director/writer/producer and Goldwyn Award winner; Ben Feingold, producer and former President Worldwide Home Entertainment, Digital Distribution and Product Acquisitions at Sony Pictures; and Jeremy Kay, U.S. Editor, Screen International. The prize was »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Han-Yee Ling scooped first prize at a ceremony for the 59th annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards in Los Angeles on November 3 for her screenplay for Spaghetti Bridges.
Ling (pictured centre with UCLA Tft Dean Teri Schwartz and The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation vice-president John Goldwyn) was one of five UCLA finallists to follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as Francis Ford Coppola, Pamela Gray, Colin Higgins, Eric Roth and novellist Jonathan Kellerman.
Kevin Human for Hell Is Other Cowboys and Gaia Violo for Absentia tied for second place, while Teresa Sullivan and Aj Marchisello earned third for Doubleblind and an honourable mention went to The Village Of Sweet Dreams writer Dan Patrick.
First place received a $15,000 prize, second place $7,500, third $4,000 and honourable mention $1,000.
This year’s judges were filmmaker and former winner Allison Anders, producer and former president of worldwide home entertainment, digital distribution and product acquisitions at Sony Pictures, Ben Feingold, and Screen »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Ahead of Interstellar's launch, here's a selection of 10 underappreciated sci-fi films about space travel...
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar wears many of its influences proudly. The director has openly said that his film is inspired by such acclaimed pieces of cinema as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff, as well as the human warmth of Steven Spielberg's 80s output. Interstellar depicts a near future where life on Earth teeters on the brink of extinction. Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former test pilot turned farmer, joins a last-ditch mission to enter a wormhole in space and find a new home for humanity; he realises that the only way to save his family is to leave it behind.
It's the latest film to tap into our fascination with the depths of space - a topic that has been explored many times since the earliest days of cinema. »
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