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Melbourne's Lessons in the Darkness

3 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

I don’t make films myself, but it seems obvious to me there are but two places to learn how to make movies: in the outside world constrained by so-called reality, and in the inside world of the cinema’s darkness, constrained by so-called illusion. Travelogue tales and quotidian reportage being of little interest here, a log for illusionary research and experience, I must duly deliver my film report on the films that came upon me in the darkness of the Melbourne International Film Festival, which ran from July 31 - August 17, and the lessons learned.

Awe Sum

Epic of Everest

So many academics and cinephiles alike seem consternated by Walter Benjamin's paen to the the aura of an original artwork, something squandered, lost, obfuscated, or obliterated in the mechanical reproduction of art in post cards, photographic duplicates, and, of course, cinema. But upon encountering at the festival a restoration »

- Daniel Kasman

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Brian G. Hutton, Director of ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ Dies at 79

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the WWII actioners “Where Eagles Dare” (1968) and “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970) and also directed Elizabeth Taylor in two films, has died. He was 79.

Where Eagles Dare,” a thriller based on the Alistair MacLean novel, also starred Richard Burton, while “Kelly Heroes,” a heist film masquerading as a war film, sported a large ensemble cast that included Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor and Donald Sutherland.

Hutton’s 1972 drama “X, Y and Zee” starred Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine and Susannah York concerned an an architect, his mistress, and the wife intent on breaking them at all costs. Follow-up film “Night Watch,” starring Taylor and Laurence Harvey, was a thriller.

Hutton did not direct again until 1980’s Lawrence Sanders adaptation “The First Deadly Sin,” starring Frank Sinatra as a New York police detective and Faye Dunaway his dying wife.

His final directorial effort was »

- Carmel Dagan

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Brian G. Hutton, Director of ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ ‘Kelly’s Heroes,’ Dies at 79

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brian G. Hutton, who directed Clint Eastwood in the WWII actioners “Where Eagles Dare” (1968) and “Kelly’s Heroes” (1970) and also directed Elizabeth Taylor in two films, has died. He was 79.

Where Eagles Dare,” a thriller based on the Alistair MacLean novel, also starred Richard Burton, while “Kelly Heroes,” a heist film masquerading as a war film, sported a large ensemble cast that included Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor and Donald Sutherland.

Hutton’s 1972 drama “X, Y and Zee” starred Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine and Susannah York concerned an an architect, his mistress, and the wife intent on breaking them at all costs. Follow-up film “Night Watch,” starring Taylor and Laurence Harvey, was a thriller.

Hutton did not direct again until 1980’s Lawrence Sanders adaptation “The First Deadly Sin,” starring Frank Sinatra as a New York police detective and Faye Dunaway his dying wife.

His final directorial effort was »

- Carmel Dagan

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Trailers From Hell Takes 'The Trip' with Roger Corman

6 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn’t make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements for 1967's "The Trip." Out of it all came his most personal and revealing film, a pop art time capsule that was banned in Britain for nearly a decade. »

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The Trip

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Writer Jack Nicholson and star Peter Fonda told Roger Corman he couldn't make a movie about LSD without trying it at least once. So Roger took a caravan of pals to Big Sur, where he dutifully dropped acid and communed with the elements. Out of it all came his most personal and revealing film, a pop art time capsule that was banned in Britain for nearly a decade.

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Shooting / Ride in the Whirlwind

19 August 2014 3:26 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 11, 2014

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Jack Nicholson in the 1966 western The Shooting.

In 1966, the maverick American director Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop, Road to Nowhere) conceived of two westerns at the same time – The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind.

Dreamlike and gritty by turns, the two films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre. As shot back-to-back for famed producer Roger Corman (The Wild Angels), they feature overlapping casts and crews, including Jack Nicholson (Chinatown) in two of his meatiest early roles.

The Shooting, about a motley assortment of loners following a mysterious wanted man through a desolate frontier; and Ride in the Whirlwind, about a group of cowhands pursued by vigilantes for crimes they did not commit, are rigorous, artful, and wholly unconventional journeys into the American West.

Criterion’s double-feature DVD and Blu-ray editions of the films include the following »

- Laurence

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Watch: First 3 Minutes From 'Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four'

19 August 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

First it was “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” a documentary regarding raconteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed adaptation of “Dune." Next was the forthcoming look at Tim Burton’s aborted take on Superman. Now another documentary focuses on the infamous Roger Corman-executive-produced rendition of “The Fantastic Four.” Directed by Marty Langford, “Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s ‘The Fantastic Four’” has rounded up interviews with all the key players of the 1994 D-movie, including the main cast alongside director Oley Sassone, editor Glenn Garland, Corman himself and Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, among many others, telling the story of an infamous production reportedly made to cling to franchise rights but that was never released theatrically and was initially only seen via bootlegs. The opening minutes of the documentary surprisingly don’t rely on making fun of the unreleased film but instead seems to be genuinely interested »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Watch a sneak peek of Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

19 August 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later this year a new sneak peek at Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four has arrived online, giving us a look at the upcoming documentary which delves into the history of the infamous 1994 Concord-New Horizons / Constantine Films adaptation of Marvel’s First Family.

Written and directed by Marty Langford, the documentary explores the story behind the low-budget Fantastic Four movie, which was produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman and starred  Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards, Rebecca Staab as Susan Storm, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm and Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm.

Check out the sneak peek here…

The post Watch a sneak peek of Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Sneak Peek At Documentary On Roger Corman's Fantastic Four Film

18 August 2014 7:06 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Back before Hollywood studios like Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox realized that you could actually make money off of adapting silly comic books into movies, there was a German producer by the name of Bernd Eichinger. He had the vision to see that comic books could become blockbusters and had his company purchase the film rights to the Fantastic Four from Stan Lee. One issue, his company didn't have the money to actually make a big-budget Hollywood film. So, in order to keep the film rights his company hired Roger Corman to produce it, as he was well known for making films on the cheap. The cast included: Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Rebecca Staab as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm, Carl Ciarfalio as the Thing and Joseph Culp as »

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Superhero Bits: Daredevil, Superman, Fantastic Four, The Dark Knight, Amazing Spider-Man 2

18 August 2014 5:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How can you buy a 9.0 rated copy of Action Comics #1? Is there a new viral site for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Want to see the Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con trailer, via storyboards? Where can you see a clip from the Roger Corman Fantastic Four documentary? What does Vincent D’Onofrio look like […]

The post Superhero Bits: Daredevil, Superman, Fantastic Four, The Dark Knight, Amazing Spider-Man 2 appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Watch the Opening Minutes of Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’S “The Fantastic Four”

18 August 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The reason Sony will never take a long break between Spider-Man movies isn't just about the desire to rake in the cash (in ever-smaller amounts) every few years.  Part of it is that they need to keep making these movies to retain the rights to the characters.  Same thing goes for Fox and the X-Men franchise.  But those are the mega-budget examples, where there's still a lot at stake with millions upon millions spent and an expectant audience. On a smaller level you have something like Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four".  You may have already seen the trailer for this documentary on this film made in the early 90's in order for producer Bernd Eichinger to retain the rights, and now we have the opening minutes of the film for you to check out. Hit the jump for a clip from Doomed! The Untold »

- Evan Dickson

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'It Happened One Night', 'Tootsie' and 'L'avventura' Coming to Criterion in November

15 August 2014 2:51 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Criterion has announced their November slate of releases and among them is Frank Capra's romantic-comedy classic It Happened One Night and Blu-ray upgrade of Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura and Sydney Pollack's Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman. First off, and most exciting as far as I'm concerned, is Capra's It Happened One Night, which I speculated previously would be added to the collection sooner rather than later. Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, this is an all-timer in terms of romantic comedies and Criterion is delivering it with an all new 4K digital restoration, new conversation between critics Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate, the 1997 feature-length documentary Frank Capra's American Dream, Capra's first film, the 1922 silent short The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House, the American Film Institute's tribute to Capra from 1982 and the film's trailer. The release arrives on November 18. The other title I'm excited about is Antonioni's L'avventura, the »

- Brad Brevet

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Scream Factory Details The Vincent Price Collection Vol. II

15 August 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Last year we fell crazy in love with Scream Factory's The Vincent Price Collection Blu-ray box set. Now the purveyors of all that is spooky cool are back with another round of classic horror goodness featuring the man himself in The Vincent Price Collection Volume II. Read on for details.

From the Press Release

On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados, and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season.

This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together Seven Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of The House On Haunted Hill (1959), The Return Of The Fly (1959), The Comedy Of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man On Earth (1964), The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964), and Dr. Phibes Rises Again »

- Steve Barton

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Bonus Features Revealed for The Vincent Price Collection II

15 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Blu-ray release I’m most excited for this year is The Vincent Price Collection II, a follow up to last year’s Scream Factory collection with seven more Vincent Price movies making their debut on Blu-ray, including The House on Haunted Hill. Here’s a look at the official list of bonus features:

“On October 21, 2014, collectors, classic film aficionados and horror enthusiasts will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of Scream Factory’s The Vincent Price Collection Volume II, perfectly timed for Halloween and this year’s holiday gifting season. This extraordinary collector’s set is an essential movie collection for every home entertainment library and brings together Seven Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of The House On Haunted Hill (1959), The Return Of The Fly (1959), The Comedy Of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Last Man On Earth (1964), The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964) and Dr. Phibes Rises Again »

- Jonathan James

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Seattle Museum Celebrates The Lure of the Horror Film

15 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Despite being one of the single most profitable genres in the entire world, horror has long been the red-headed bitch-slapped problem child of society. Blamed for everything from actual murder to obesity. We as fans all know that's bullshit, and one museum in Seattle is giving the genre its due.

Right now and through the rest of the summer, The Emp Museum in Seattle is hosting a special exhibit entitled Can't Look Away: The Lure of the Horror Film. The exhibit presents an in-depth look at horror and how it’s expressed through cinema, biology, history, and contemporary culture.

During its run three iconic horror directors — Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth — have curated a selection of their favorite films, providing a solid foundation on which audiences can safely explore the spectrum of cinematic horror from its inception at the turn of the 20th century to the present day. »

- Steve Barton

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Legendary Actress Bacall Has Died

12 August 2014 5:11 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Lauren Bacall Dead: 89-year-old Oscar nominee who starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in ‘To Have and Have Not’ and ‘The Big SleepLauren Bacall has died following a massive stroke earlier today, August 12. Curiously, the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee for The Mirror Has Two Faces, and the star of film classics such as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and How to Marry a Millionaire, had been "killed" by an Internet hoax yesterday. Bacall would have turned 90 on September 16, 2014. According to Media Mass, the Lauren Bacall death rumors began on Monday, August 11, following the creation of a "R.I.P. Lauren Bacall" Facebook page that "attracted nearly one million of ‘likes.’" On the "R.I.P. Lauren Bacall" ‘About’ page, there was the following explanation: “At about 11 a.m. Et on Monday (August 11, 2014), our beloved actress Lauren Bacall passed away. Lauren Bacall was born on September 16, 1924 in New York. »

- Andre Soares

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Ed Nelson, ‘Peyton Place’ Star, Character Actor, Dies at 85

12 August 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ed Nelson, a star of the 1960s primetime soap “Peyton Place” and an actor with almost 200 credits, mostly in television, died on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C. He was 85.

Nelson had most recently appeared in the 2003 courtroom thriller “Runaway Jury,” starring Gene Hackman. He had a more significant role as General Sherman in the 1998 Jackie Chan vehicle “Who Am I.”

On “Peyton Place,” he played Dr. Michael Rossi during the entire five-year run of the series — 436 episodes. He returned in 1985 for reunion telepic “Peyton Place: The Next Generation.”

But Nelson was already a TV veteran by the time he was cast on “Peyton Place” in 1964. After a string of small parts in Roger Corman B movies during the mid to late ’50s, he began guesting on Westerns such as “Zane Grey Theater,” “Have Gun — Will Travel,” “The Rifleman,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide” and “Gunsmoke” plus other series such as “Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables, »

- Carmel Dagan

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The HeyUGuys Interview – Patrick Director Mark Hartley

11 August 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Mark Hartley is an Australian filmmaker best known for the hugely entertaining look at the raucous and imaginative 70s and 80s new wave of cinema from his home country in documentary Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!

He’s remade one of those films from that era (the 1978 psychokinetic –tinged horror film Patrick) and we recently spoke to the director about his past work and the decision to use this project as a springboard for launching his narrative career.

HeyUGuys: Patrick is a little reminiscent of the new version of Maniac in the respect that it doesn’t feel like an out-and-out remake.

Mark Hartley: It’s kinda interesting with remakes. We wanted to be respectful [to the previous film] but obviously we didn’t want to make the same film again and we never felt like we were remaking someone’s film during the shoot. Hopefully that comes across in the execution. »

- Adam Lowes

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‘Superman’ Producer Menahem Golan Dies

10 August 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Menahem Golan, who started his film career as Roger Corman’s apprentice before going on to gain a foothold in some of Hollywood’s most lucrative franchises, has passed away in his home country of Israel aged 85. With his cousin and business partner Yoram Globus he oversaw some of the Eighties’ most highly-regarded “bad” movies. Via Cannon Films they brought us cheap and relatively cheerful productions such as Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (famously shot in Milton Keynes), Death Wish 2 – 4 and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. There was also a proposed version of Spider-man that fell by the wayside with only teaser material released. The unused sets and costumes were eventually utilized for Cyborg with Jean-Claude Van-Damme. Action stars Van-Damme and Chuck Norris have paid tribute to Golan, crediting him with launching their careers.

He was reportedly one of the more flamboyant characters of the industry with a fiery temperament, »

- Steve Palace

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Menahem Golan, prolific producer of '80s action pics, dies at 85

8 August 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Menahem Golan, best known for producing and directing scores of schlocky ’80s action pics under the Cannon Films banner—including the likes of Bloodsport and some of the Death Wish sequels—died Friday, Haaretz reports. He was 85.

Obsessed with movies from a young age, the Israeli-born Golan got his start working with B-movie master Roger Corman on 1963’s The Young Racers. He eventually teamed up with his cousin Yoram Globus to head up The Cannon Group, a fledgling production company that they bought in 1979. They transformed Cannon into a veritable force in the industry by the mid-’80s, producing testosterone-driven »

- Lindsey Bahr

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