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13 items from 2015


Tenacious Eats Presents ‘Super-8 Super Snacks’ Saturday at Wizard World Comic Con

20 May 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

If Christian Kane gets hungry this weekend at Wizard Works Comic Con, he’ll likely head over to the Tenacious Eats Presents Super-8 Super Snacks event Saturday at 2.

We were going to show the Marvel Super-Heroes cartoon, it turns out there’s a moratorium on all things Marvel at this time (thanks a lot, Avengers!), but the show will go on!

Tenacious Eats “movies for Foodies’ is a one-of-a-kind event where food is prepared and plated in front of you while you watch a film on the big screen. We’ve covered many of the movie-dinners here at We Are Movie Geeks. Now we’ll be teaming up with Tenacious Eats this Saturday at Wizard World Comic Con for an event we’re calling Tenacious Eats Presents Super-8 Super Snacks. It will be from 2pm to 2:45pm in Room 106 at America’s Center

We will be showing a pair »

- Tom Stockman

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12 Sexiest Female Vampires

19 May 2015 7:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Hammer Horror

In the heyday of the ‘sex-vampire’ film, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, the focus wasn’t on some squeaky-clean Robert-and-Kristen couple but on Eros and Thanatos – the mythical archetypes used to describe sex and death. Exploitation movie distributor Pete Tombs wrote about the sex-vampire phenomenon in his classic 1990s book, Immoral Tales: Sex & Horror Cinema In Europe, with Cathal Tohill. He also interviewed the films’ makers for celebrated Channel 4 series Eurotika!, and snapped up the rights to some of the movies for his company Mondo Macabro. He joins us on a short, heavy-breathing tour through one of the cinema’s most disreputable sub-genres…

“When vampires were first written about, they were like horrible, scuzzy, dirty old men really,” says my old pal Pete Tombs – who, given his lifelong love of the horror genre, really couldn’t have a more apt surname. “Horrible things that »

- Paul Woods

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Remembering Pretty, Sophisticated Cummings: From Minor Lloyd Leading Lady to Olivier Co-Star, Tony Award Winner

17 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Constance Cummings: Actress in minor Hollywood movies became major British stage star Constance Cummings: Actress went from Harold Lloyd and Frank Capra to Noël Coward and Eugene O'Neill Born on May 15, 1910, actress Constance Cummings, whose career spanned about six decades on stage, in films, and on television in both the U.S. and the U.K., would have turned 105 this year. Unlike other Broadway imports such as Ann Harding, Katharine Hepburn, and Claudette Colbert, the pretty, elegant Cummings – who could have been turned into a less edgy Constance Bennett had she landed at Rko or Paramount instead of Columbia – never became a Hollywood star. In fact, her most acclaimed work, whether in films or – more frequently – on stage, was almost invariably found in British productions. That's most likely why the name Constance Cummings – despite the DVD availability of several of her best-received stage performances – is all but forgotten. »

- Andre Soares

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Controversial classic 'Freaks' gets UK re-release

8 April 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Hollywood Classics to re-release banned 1930’s film.

Hollywood Classics is to re-release Tod Browning’s controversial classic Freaks in UK cinemas this June.

Browning’s 1932 film about a travelling “freak show” circus was completed in 1931 but disastrous test screenings forced studio MGM to make extensive cuts .

The original version was considered too shocking and exploitative to be released, and no longer exists.

The final 59-minute cut was released to international audiences but was rejected by the BBFC in the UK until 1963 when it received an X-rating.

The film, whose cast was made up of carnival sideshow performers with real deformities, charts a love triangle between a wealthy dwarf, a gold-digging aerialist, and a strongman; a murder plot; and the vengeance dealt out by the dwarf and his fellow circus performers.

Eponymous characters include The Living Torso, Bearded Lady, Human Skeleton, Half Boy and Stork Woman.

While director and producer Browning was given considerable leeway by MGM »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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DVD Review – Doc of the Dead (2015)

30 March 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Doc of the Dead, 2015.

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe.

Featuring Bruce Campbell, Simon Pegg, George A. Romero, Sid Haig, Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Stuart Gordon, Max Brooks, Alex Cox, Robert Kirkman, Steve Barton.

Synopsis:

Apparently, this is the definitive documentary examining the rise of the zombie in modern pop culture. Hmm…

Think you know zombies? Of course you do, because no doubt you have seen Shaun of the Dead on one of its weekly showings on some made-for-twentysomethings TV channel or own one of the many DVD releases of Night of the Living Dead that likely includes a documentary or an interview with George A. Romero that covers everything you need to know about that seminal movie and the influence it has had. So what does Doc of the Dead have to offer that several dozen DVD extra features doesn’t? Not a great deal, if truth be told.

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- Gary Collinson

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Gregory Walcott, ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ Star, Dies at 87

22 March 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gregory Walcott, who starred in several movies in the ’50s and early ’60s including, perhaps most notably, the critically panned “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” has died, his son announced on Facebook. He was 87.

“We said goodbye to my dad today,” wrote his son, “Men in Black” puppeteer Todd Mattox, on Friday. “He spent his life making people feel good.”

Walcott starred as pilot Jeff Trent in 1959’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” which is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Despite its reputation, it gained a large cult following, which Walcott was reluctantly at the center of.

“I had done so many great films and worked with so many great directors that I didn’t want to be identified with such a piece of trash,” he said in a 1998 interview with Filmax magazine.

He starred alongside Bela Lugosi in the film. Lugosi, however, had died »

- Alex Stedman

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It’s Been 17 Years Since American Actors Have Swept the Oscar’s Acting Categories

12 February 2015 10:17 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

On any given year, the four acting winners are usually a mix of American and non-American actors, but this year could see all four acting awards go to American actors for the first time in 17 years.

If Michael Keaton beats Eddie Redmayne for lead actor and the current projected frontrunners — supporting actress nominee Patricia Arquette, supporting actor nominee J.K. Simmons and lead actress nominee Julianne Moore — also win, it will be the first time since 1998 that all of the acting awards were given to American actors. (It will also be the second time in 77 years that all of the winners have been 46 or older.)

In contrast, the last time all four awards went to non-American actors was in 2008, when Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Javier Bardem and Tilda Swinton all won.

Since 1980, there have been eight instances where American actors were awarded all four acting Oscars. »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Brackett and Wilder Screenwriting Efforts: From Garbo to Swanson

10 February 2015 11:45 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett movies (See previous post: "The Charles Brackett Diaries: Billy Wilder and Hollywood in the '30s and '40s.") Below is a list of movies on which Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder worked together as screenwriters, including efforts for which they did not receive screen credit. The Wilder-Brackett screenwriting partnership lasted from 1938 to 1949. During that time, they shared two Academy Awards for their work on The Lost Weekend (1945) and, with D.M. Marshman Jr., Sunset Blvd. (1950). Billy Wilder would later join forces with screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond in movies such as Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, and One, Two, Three. However well-received, Wilder's later films generally lacked the sophistication and subtlety found in his earlier work with Brackett. Charles Brackett, for his part, became associated with 20th Century-Fox, working as a producer-screenwriter. His Fox films, though frequently popular and at times applauded by critics, were decidedly made-to-order, »

- Andre Soares

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We visit the real-world haunts of Dracula Untold and chat w/ star Luke Evans

4 February 2015 3:51 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When it comes to the character of Dracula, cinema has had more than its fair share of great actors take on the role. Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Frank Langella, and Gary Oldman are just a few of the superb actors to play the iconic role and now Luke Evans is the latest to take up the mantle. The man took on Vin Diesel and The Rock in Fast And Furious 6 and brought down the mighty Cumberbatch dragon in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. I'd say »

- Sean Wist

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The Modern Monster Rally Movie

29 January 2015 | Horror Asylum | See recent Horror Asylum news »

Back in 1930 Universal Studios released a horror movie titled Dracula and starring Bela Lugosi. This film began the Universal Monster Franchise which spawned a slew of creepy and gothic horror films all starring a now iconic horror monster. In 1944 Universal decided to combine a bunch of these monsters into one film called House of Frankenstein. The film included Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman. This type of film was extremely popular came to be known as a 'Monster Rally' film. Future similar films were produced by Universal Studios including House of Dracula (1945) and Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) »

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The Top 10 Vincent Price Horror Films

21 January 2015 9:35 PM, PST | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

When it comes to classic horror actors a couple come to mind like Bela Lugosi Boris Karloff Lon Chaney Lon Chaney Jr Christopher Lee Peter Cushing and of course Vincent Price. He was born in St. Louis Missouri on May 27 1911. He would go on to star in many genres especially in the earlier part of his career including renowned cinema classic Laura. But it was in the horror genre that he would find the most success and fame. »

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CGI Friday: a brief history of computer-generated actors

12 January 2015 2:31 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

When actors die or age it’s often up to CGI actors to complete scenes and make sure a movie gets made, we take a look at how they’ve developed over the years

It used to be the case that if a lead actor died mid-movie, film-makers had a limited range of options available to them. When Tyrone Power died of a heart attack on the set of Solomon and Sheba in late 1958, having shot 75% of his scenes, he was replaced, in all but a few long shots, by Yul Brynner (a hirsute Yul Brynner, mind). By contrast, after Marilyn Monroe died before completing Something’s Got to Give, the entire movie was unceremoniously shelved. Natalie Wood’s final film, Brainstorm, was completed using rewrites, reshoots and body doubles for Wood, while in cheapo-maestro Ed Wood’s Plan Nine From Outer Space, the absence of the late Bela Lugosi »

- John Patterson

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Mondo Squallido – Episode 62: Dracula Sucks

5 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Bolt the doors! Board up the windows! Turn out the lights! Get under the covers…. Wait! Hands off! It’s time for the Mondo Squallido “Not-so Annual Not-so Halloween” Halloween Special! Do you have the courage to face Count Dracula!? No! Not Bela Lugosi or Christoper Lee! Jamie Gillis!

Yes that’s right! Tonight we tackle Dracula Sucks, an adult re-imagining of the Bram Stoker classic! Our creep host (me) is about to dissect this star studded cult classic…. Can you stomach it? Yes! Nice!

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- Mondo Squallido

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